The First Visionmaker Workshop

This past weekend, 18 Visionmakers gathered from as far away as California, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Quebec and Ontario for Envisioning 2010. It was a great group and we had a very deep dive into the work of Visionmaking.   

Through journaling, music, meditation, dialogue and visualization exercises, participants came away with an abundant inspiration and direction for their individual journeys this year. Work, relationship, health, community and personal direction were the topic of our two-day intensive. As well, new tools were provided, including the Cycle of Visionmaking, central to the way of the Visionmaker.


Already some participants are making plans to return to Toronto April for the next Visionmaker workshop, The Vision of the Heart. I have included information on the program should you be moved to join us. No previous experience with Visionmaking is required.


The Visionmaker: The Vision of the Heart

April 24/25, 2010 - Toronto CANADA  


The Four-Chambered Heart is the home of vision. When we are full, open, clear and strong-hearted vision is 20:20. For Visionmakers, maintenance of the heart is a navigational necessity.


Join Patrick O'Neill for a two-day exploration of the Four-Chambered Heart.


This workshop is based on Angeles Arrien's model and will provide participants with an in-depth experience of the Vision of the Heart.


We will employ a variety of traditional and modern techniques, including visualization, journeying, reflective practice, journaling and dialogue, to support you to discover what is at the heart of your journey at this time.


The full heart is the home of deep engagement. It is here that we learn about being authentic, about commitment and about full expression. What am I full-hearted about? Where am I half-hearted? How can I resolve issues of half-heartedness through problem solving?


The open heart teaches us to trust self, others and circumstances as they unfold. It is the home of love, balance, compassion and tolerance. Where am I open-hearted? What has caused closed-heartedness? How do I forgive and reopen the heart?


The clear heart teaches the lessons of integrity and discernment. What am I clear about in my personal journey - in my roles, relationships and activities? Where do I stand on important issues? What are the dilemmas or areas of confusion in my life? How do I resolve my concerns and move forward?


The strong heart is the home of courage. Where am I strong-hearted about my journey, relationships, and actions? Where am I weak-hearted and unable or unwilling to make difficult choices, say what's so when it's so, and stand by my convictions? What strengthening work do I need to undertake?


The Four-Chambered Heart is the place that vision assembles and is the source of the unique and unfolding path that every Visionmaker is born to pursue.


Please join us. Make your heart your priority.


To register, or for more information, please click on the extraordinary conversations link.


© Patrick O’Neill 2010. All rights reserved



Posted on January 18, 2010 and filed under Uncategorized.