This is one of a series of introductions that bring together two ways of describing a path that leads to the transformation of ourselves and the transformation of the world around us.
The first word in each dyad is from stages and chapters in The Golden Room writings. The second is from my brother George Kinder‘s methodology of Life Planning. (The first five are from Life Planning’s EVOKE steps, the last two, Understanding and Aloha, are from the Seven Stages of Money Maturity. George’s began working primarily with the financial industry, but Seven Stages and EVOKE both are heart-centered, spiritually grounded and used by clergy and coaches.)
If you have not read about The Golden Room Writings, these introductions will make more sense when you have. You can read about them at Introduction: The Vision Behind This Site, and More Introduction to this Site: We Need Metaphors. Here are the seven introductions in this series, listed in order, with links to them.
The Golden Room Writings and Life Planning Writings are both categories on this website, and they share these seven dyads as subcategories.
Building puts new habits and practices in place where obstacles were blocking us before. We begin to see the beauty of our dream coming to life. We see the building’s emerging outline define a space, and we step into it with wonder and excitement as it evolves. We create borders and boundaries, a sheltering structure. Our perspective changes as each new development reframes the view.
We find ourselves no longer descending in the vision of the Golden Room through utter darkness, claustrophobic and scraping our skin with no end in sight. We can see now the glow of the Golden Room ahead, and every step on the ladder brings it closer. We shift from moving away from our old reality through a painful exodus to moving toward our destination with joy.
In the journey of Dante’s Divine Comedy we have gone from being lost in the woods to descending into hell to working through purgatory, and now at last we begin to ascend in paradise, the realm of light.
The Life Planning “Execution” stage is where we implement the architectural designs of the plan, we build the logistical structure. We carry out the action steps for every solution to every obstacle. We start to see immediate results as the building rises. We begin to live into the new life.
Posts in this category will be about putting in place all the needed elements to live the Golden Room, heart’s core life.