THE IMAGINE SELF ACADEMY
Live Webinars, Online Courses for Self-Study and the Free Library
We tell and retell our stories, shape and reshape our identities, and hold our defenses closer and closer and then the moment comes when the I within shines forth and we become, oh, so briefly, the radiant Image that lives behind and beyond the stories, identities, and defenses
Your I is always present but it only comes to the foreground of your consciousness intermittently. A surprise awakening to I. Like the sudden appearance of a rainbow against the dark clouds of our stories, our identities, and our defenses.
Your I is neither the ultimate story, the perfect identity, nor the impenetrable defense.
Your I is absolute. It is the God/Self… no limitations or definitions, no conditions or qualifications, no attachments or needs, not relative nor comparative, no birth and no death, no diminishment and no possibility, no polarities and no paradoxes. WOW…
But earthly existence is all of that – the opposite of absolute. And living gets tough and finding meaning, significance and purpose can feel hopeless. The stories are never-ending and get filled with distortions and fantasies, the identities become old and burdensome, and the defenses exhausting and isolating.
So why does the I choose to incarnate and surrender its absoluteness for a lifetime as a particular self? Why are you/I here? Why did the Absolute, the Godhead, create all this? Isn’t that what humankind keeps asking? I certainly keep asking.
In your heart, you are not a story, not an identity, and not defended. You are a living image of I Am.
The courses of Imagine Self are designed to develop the capacity in you to seek out, sort out, wiggle out the image of I behind your stories, your identities, and your defenses. To become both innocent and wise in knowing the way this image of I appears.
But what I have realized and what I share in the Imagine Self courses, is that the stories, the identities, the defenses point to the image of I. The work is to embrace, study, explore all that you are in your earthly humanness to find the image of I.
What unfolds through the Imagine Self work is the fourfold wisdom of being human:
- the wisdom to know the archetype of being human,
- the wisdom to know yourself as being and becoming
- the wisdom to know and understand others and
- the wisdom to know the world and imagine the future.
Does this sound “heavy,” abstract, lacking the entertainment or dramatic thrill of our stories, etc? All gravity and no levity?
Actually, one of the great joys of this work is the experience of Cosmic Humor and self-delight. And the wonderful experience of Cosmic Celebration. Every time one of us gets even the slightest glimpse of the Truth, Beauty, and Goodness of the personal Image of I…the whole Cosmos applauds and laughs like it is the best birthday ever.
Imagine Self courses make the links between the original archetypes of being human and personal dramas, turning stories, identities, and defenses into revelations… and bingo the Image of I appears! Happy Birthday to your I Image!
The Five Paths of Self-Imagining
Imagine Self is not about finding your way to a life of pleasure, profit and comforting belief. It is about perceiving, understanding and knowing your individuality so that all that you have been, all that you are and all that you are becoming feels true, beautiful and good. You connect with the ironies of suffering, the necessity of courage, the gift of counter forces. Not about sin and redemption or being a good, these courses are about the great commandment, “Oh, Human Soul, know thyself!” This is a commandment for all human souls, beyond religious beliefs. This commandment unites spirit and matter, body and soul, now and forever. The Imagine Self Academy approaches this commandment from five essential personal realities:
provide a clear understanding of the essence of being human and the unique ways you as an individual express all the elements of being human. Learn about your physical body in space, your etheric body in time, your astral body in conscious relativity and the kernel of the Divine in your spirit body.
guide you to understanding the meaning, significance and purpose of your life as revealed in the truth, beauty and goodness living in
- your contributions and how you serve
- your relationships and how you connect to others
- your well-being and how you find harmonious balance
- your inner development and how you evolve
The Holy Imaginations
give you a new intimate perspective on the Christian Mysteries to move you from beliefs in scriptures and church doctrine to awakening a direct and personal experience of authority, authenticity, and agency in your own soul. In these imaginations you work with Christ Consciousness as a template for Selfhood — the I AM that incarnates in the moment.
reflect on the shaping of your soul and your life through your biological rhythms and pulses and your biographical perceptions and stories. You discover the golden purpose in the dramas and traumas, the difficulties and challenges, and the losses and the betrayals. You study your life script and discover your habitual reactions, your memories, and the lessons you learned.
reveal the ways of becoming, unfolding and expanding your Selfhood in the vast possibilities dwelling in freedom and love. These lead you into the Sophianic Mysteries that live beyond your individual and cultural stories, expectations and limitations. Sophia is the Cosmic Feminine. She is the Divine “I” beyond all limitations bearing all that ever has been and ever will be. She crystalizes all suffering into wisdom.