Week One: Know Thyself
Self-awareness is necessary for tapping into the fuel of desire. To touch your source, you must know who you are, which begins with seeing yourself without censorship. In this first lesson, we explore the blind spots, resistance, and false stories that help to conceal us from ourselves, and block self-knowledge, including the rich, mysterious realm of the shadow.
Week Two: Open to Love
We know ourselves by what we love. We are shaped, defined, made meaningful through the ‘holiness of the heart’s affections,’ as Keats put it. In this second lesson, you’ll explore your emotional landscape of love – toward yourself, others, the world – and how and when your heart shuts down. By shutting down love, we shut down the greening force of desire.
Week Three: What Do You Mean
In this lesson, you explore the connection between meaning and desire, and how purpose generates creative power. You will write about your ‘meaning story,’ which is always changing. You will write about choice, and how the ability to choose your way increases a sense of personal meaning.
Week Four: The Call to Freedom
Though we share the desire for freedom, we forget that liberation is an inside job. In this fourth lesson, we look at the paradoxes surrounding the innate desire for freedom and how we sabotage our own autonomy. What would you do if you were free, however you define that? This question contains a lot of generative fuel.
Week Five: Your Creative Edge
In this lesson, you explore creativity and imagination – the power generated by the spirit of discovery, play, and risk. The key to creativity is not knowing, and the attitude you take toward your own creative edge often reflects how you approach uncertainty, change, and vulnerability. By deepening your comfort with discomfort, you evolve as an individual.
Week Six: Spiritual Longing
The desire for transcendence and connection to a higher power is the source of our greatest power. In this final lesson, you’ll explore the link between spiritual longing and motivation. Aligned with life’s mystic dimension, you recognize that you are a part of God (or Unity Consciousness). You are energized, uplifted, inspired; and capable of more than you might have imagined.