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.
Calling is the earliest stage in the building process when the feeling stirs that creating a structure could be desirable and possible. It corresponds in the vision of The Golden Room to the sense that something is about to happen, a heightened awareness, an attentive listening for guidance.
It could also be the sense that something must happen, as many of us feel in the world today. We are waiting and watching as that something begins to emerge and grow clear.
The EVOKE Life Planning process “Exploration” stage is extremely powerful in the hands of a skilled Registered Life Planner. It helps us discern callings that may have been hidden from us or that we may have discounted as impossible dreams.
The posts in this section will explore the topics of callings and discernment as well as Exploration, both for Life Planners and for anyone seeking their own calling for this stage of their life.