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 forms a sense deep within us of what we need or long to do. Siting happens when we begin to develop a clearer sense of where that impulse is leading us. We start to walk the literal or metaphorical ground to decide exactly where our structure will stand. We may try several different sites before we find its place on earth or in our life, and make many tweaks after that to get it just right. We will need to use all our knowledge and wisdom and powers of intuition before we can be sure.
Siting corresponds to the moment when the vision of The Golden Room began with the instructions to go to the chest, open it and climb down.
The “Vision” stage in the EVOKE Life Planning process hones the sense of calling into a crystal clear, inspiring picture of what our heart’s core life would look like in the near term. Once we have that image, called a Torch, we can start living into it by envisioning it coming true and letting it move us and instruct us how to take the first steps.
Posts in this category will look at the process of forming a vision of where our heart’s core is located and how to approach it, a vision of what it would mean to live in, from and for that Golden Room.