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Our work in the field of Integral Community continues, taking shape in a variety of ways. In addition to us hosting events (retreats and seminars) on evolving the “We”, as well as consulting for various initiatives internationally, Stephan has spent the past year fully engaged as project manager of a Co-housing development for 24 families near Nelson, BC (Canada) >>
Parenting as a Spiritual Practice Virtual Course: April 14 – June 9, 2014
A community learning experience facilitated by Miriam Mason Martineau.
Experience the full potential of parenthood: a transformative vessel for evolving yourself, your child, and the future.
Join us for this transformative, 8-week online course! Together we will explore this new frontier in the parenting adventure. From meta-perspectives to daily practices, we’ll discover just how powerful this integral-evolutionary context can be in creating the fullest, richest, most loving parenting practice. Raise the bar for how you show up as a parent, and provide your child with the very best foundation for being a loving, creative, conscious being — while discovering an unshakeable ease amidst the inevitable ups, downs, and doubts of parenting.
Since its inception as an organization in 2003, Next Step Integral’s vision and mission has been to take that “next step” toward integral consciousness, and then to apply, embody, and fully live it – in all facets and areas of life. We are committed to the work of taking the step, bringing vision into action, moving beyond ideas and discussions and theorizing to actually doing and being this emerging consciousness. Our overarching and central vision is to co-create Integral Community – where integral being and doing happen within an evolutionary context 24/7 — whether while parenting, at work, in relationship, during personal practice, or any activity and situation we may find ourselves in.
Stephan Martineau shares the first glimpse he encountered of what the emergent next level of togetherness might look and feel like.
January 1991. It was around 4 o’clock in the afternoon on day seven of a Vipassana retreat when something happened that would alter my life forever:
A moment, a few moments stringed together, appearing in what seemed to be a gap in time. Moments that changed the course of my life; direction and purpose are clarified and reconfigured. Emerging from stillness, a stillness so deep… I kneel down and drink it; a thirst that has till now not found rest is quenched. Soul cries out a vital yes. Mind discovers peace, finally. Energy tingles in every cell, Light made almost tangible. In these moments Grace offers a glimpse, and a possibility, a possible future, shows itself.