Homework Week 1

Chakra 1 / Physical Life Purpose Point / Creative Idealist

 

SECOND YEAR INFORMATION

Welcome to your 2nd year in the Life Mastery Training Program!  Take a moment to acknowledge and appreciate the work you've done in Year 1 - your new amazing friends and the depths you've reached within.  In the 2nd year, you will be supported in going even deeper.  As a result, you will stand more fully in your Life Purpose and be empowered to create the life you truly want and deserve.  Congratulations for making the choice to continue your deep dive into your greatness.

Self-Assessment Model:

One of the goals in the Life Mastery Training Program is to support you in cultivating deeper self-awareness through homework and sharing in class. Be candid in your homework - what you write is always held in confidence with your teachers.  Extraordinary growth can come from your willingness to self-disclose with both teachers and classmates.  If you're new to this type of work, this may take time.  The toughest leaps we take have to do with our willingness to be seen and to see ourselves as unique and amazing.  Comments from teachers will be direct and be designed to show you either your highest potential or how you are blocking it, not get into a discussion on the validity of any points you made in your homework.

Below you will see the reading and listening assignments. This material will support you in the energy of each chakra and support you as you prepare for class and do your required homework.  Getting your homework answers submitted 2 weeks before class ensures that teachers will be able to review it, provide feedback and allow plenty of time for you to fully integrate the ideas in preparation for class.  Late homework may not get feedback.  Your full commitment to this process will yield the greatest transformation.

IMPORTANT:  In order to receive a certificate at the end of this year’s program, you must have attended class and completed the 3 homework questions for 4 of the 5 classes.

If you are struggling with the books or need clarity on the homework or anything, please reach out to your team of Teachers/TAs for help at any time. The Teacher/TA assigned to review your homework will email and call you to connect in the period between classes and you can email them directly, too. If you need any technical assistance using the RTI Online Membership website, please send an email to our support staff ([email protected]).

BEFORE WEEKEND ONE

Complete the following readings and preparations:

Loving What Is, by Byron Katie

Eastern Body Western Mind (EBWM), by Anodea Judith

Read Introduction and Chapter One, Chakra One

12 Gateways, by Rhys Thomas

review Chakra 1 and Physical Life Purpose Pt. (*in RTI Online Membership website)

Discover Your Purpose, by Rhys Thomas

Read Chapters 1-4 and Chapter 7 Creative Idealist

Energy Anatomy, By Caroline Myss

(audio) listen to Introduction and Chapter 1

Language of the Archetypes, by Caroline Myss

listen and review as needed (was pre-class interim reading)

30 Days to Self-Healing Through the Chakras, by Rhys Thomas

Learn about Chakra 1: 4 videos, 4 handouts, and 4 sets of exercises. (*in RTI Online Membership website)

Profile Assessment

Please retake both the Free Profile Quiz and Full Profile Assessment, then add the scores together to see how your awareness of your profile is evolving. (*Access provided on the homework page in the RTI Online Membership website.) Bring your results to class. Start considering what are your primary and secondary profiles in Chakra 1 and Physical Life Purpose Pt = Tribe/Body/Gifts.

Enlightenment Chart Work

This year’s blank Chart is available on the RTI Online Membership website. Bring to class your chart from last year and any working version of your Year Two chart and be prepared to talk about what archetype is in your 1st Chakra and in your PLP. Please do your best to fill out the chart for these two centers. We will help you first weekend!

Archetype List: Please make a list of 15-20 archetypes you feel are yours.  Do not include the child, prostitute, victim and saboteur on this list yet.  Bring your list to class along with your completed chart from last year.  If you have already started placing archetypes in your Year Two chart, great!  Bring that, too.

Enlightenment Chart Work: This year’s blank Chart is available on the RTI Online Membership website.  Bring to class your chart from last year and any working version of your Year Two chart and be prepared to talk about what archetype is in your 1st Chakra and in your PLP.  Please do your best to fill out the chart for these two centers. We will help you first weekend!

*Profile Assessment – Please retake both the Free Profile Quiz and Full Profile Assessment, then add the scores together to see how your awareness of your profile is evolving. (*Access provided on the homework page in the RTI Online Membership website.)  Bring your results to class. Start considering what are your primary and secondary profiles in Chakra 1 and Physical Life Purpose Pt = Tribe/Body/Gifts.

Other Reference Materials to assist you:

  • Archetype Cards, by Caroline Myss – use as a reference for your list and pull at least one every day
  • Language of the Archetypes (audio), by Caroline Myss – use as a reference for your list of 15-20 archetypes
  • Picking Your 12 Major Archetypes (handout), by Rhys Thomas – read and use as a reference
  • The Undefended Self, by Susan Thesenga (pre-class reading on your LMT2 Book List)
  • Summer Teleclasses, by Rhys Thomas (optional audios)
    12 Gateways/Archetypes 1st Chakra Teleclasses 2013 audio for archetype basics
    12 Gateways/Archetypes Physical Life Purpose Pt Teleclasses 2013 audio for archetype basics
    The first year’s “12 Gateways Teleclasses 2013” about chakra basics

Optional Guidance Practices and Supportive Energetic Exercises:

  • Keep a journal.
  • Pull Divination Cards: Medicine (Animal) deck by J. Sams / Rider-Waite Tarot deck / Archetype deck by C. Myss.

Draw one card from each deck every day for the entire school year.  Tarot = lower self (emotional world), Animal = Heart (relationship world), Archetype = higher self (higher purpose); note them in your journal.  At the end of each day, reflect back at what happened and on how those cards were guiding you to prepare for the day.  Each week assess how accurate the cards were at predicting your day.  Divination is not some secret science; rather, it is becoming conscious that you are constantly being guided.  The cards just force you to pay attention in some small way.  Each one is a metaphor for your life that can act as a lens for you to see events transpiring. "Throw" the cards before each healing or class to see what energies are asking to be attended to.

  • Do at least one energetic ritual each day.
  • Listen to the Chakra One and Physical Life Purpose crystal bowl tones, then journal about your experience each time you listen to them so that you begin to build your awareness of how they like to talk to you. (Crystal Bowl Tones available in RTI Online Membership website.)
  • Meditate daily with any of the meditations from the RTI Online Membership website.
  • Instructions about “Goals to Balance the Chakra”: Identify a ritual, activity or goal that helps you maintain your Center of Gravity in this Chakra.  This could include running, yoga, journaling, public speaking, contemplating animal medicine cards, affirmations, bio-energetics, listening to music or even a specific song.  Be creative - choose something that captures the essence of this Chakra and supports you in expressing it fully in your profile. Different activities will support different profiles, so choose which one(s) will support you in your core profile best at this time.  Please be creative - if you do not see something on this list that would support you, pick something else.

Looking for more?

Optionally, there are a number of resources under the Class Resources section of the website providing additional supportive materials for this weekend. Feel free to utilize them to support you going even deeper into the work.  Each weekend’s resources may include book discussions, related profile or chakra lectures, healing teachings, summer teleclasses, meditations, etc. 

Print for Session 1

Please click the button below to print your materials to bring to class. If for any reason you cannot print the materials, please contact your teacher to discuss. Feel free to read them ahead of time, but these handouts will be utilized during class.

HOMEWORK TO SUBMIT

For each question below, answers can be approximately 1/4-1/2 page, single-spaced.  Response length in the submission form is limited on the RTI Online Membership website so you may need to shorten and focus answers on what is most important.  Learning to express yourself fully and yet get to the point is a part of every assignment.

***Please have the three homework questions submitted online 2 weeks prior to class. Thank you!

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