Primary Storytellers are invited to come together and acknowledge their natural people skills. We will discuss our path of evolution, where we transition from Attachments of Self Importance, to being able to creatively respond to personal needs through communication, humor and team-building.
Storytellers are challenged by the legacy they want to leave. Our deeds speak to our commitments and how we are either part of the problem, or the solution. We are the best example of someone who can uplift motives and expand perceptions about why life is worth living. We evolve from being self-centered to being Transpersonal and group oriented. We are motivated to see the best in others, which allows us to respond in kind. The path we set encourages people to follow our lead. As trail and trendsetters we give legitimacy to the people around us who agree with our aspirations. We seek greater equality and the collapse of special interests that have manifested their own hierarchy. ‚Äč
Storytellers are known for their ability to communicate and the way they bring people together. We have the capacity to know when and how to bring out the best in any group. We use our voice and people understanding to place an imprint on everything we encounter. People notice when a Storyteller speaks or when a group presents itself to others. While some believe this is because Storytellers are power brokers or influence peddlers, it is actually their ability to translate individual needs into larger community aspirations that makes them highly visible. A more up to date interpretation of Storytellers is that we are moderators and ombudsmen for social development. We have fun speaking truth to power, building stories that affirm positive change and challenging common beliefs or assumptions. This is why many of us are comedians.
Storytellers have resonant and distinctive voices. When undeveloped, we seek attention and acknowledgment. We love selling things, just to keep score. We can even become manipulative and seductive if it seems like a fun thing to do. This inability to take responsibility for the common good is what gives Storytellers a bad rap. It is a desire to test ourselves against a system that does not seem to care. The more Storytellers invest a common vision and commit themselves to things that matter to them, the more people organize themselves around them. Others naturally gravitate to our optimism and ability to get things done, despite the obstacles.
This leads us to identify with our teams, groups or constituents. Many Storytellers become influenced by the larger opportunities that emerge. We are often not prepared, and it takes a considerable amount of time to acquire the seasoning necessary to be powerful without imposing our will on others. This causes many unintended consequences and pain, both for ourselves and those around us. It encourages us to differentiate our personal and group lessons. We start to realize it is our transparency and ability to speak for others that sets us apart. Storytellers end up owning the capacity to see the patterns in people. We create synergistic solutions, rather than self-destructive interactions.
When Storytellers own their creative power, we become magicians. We shift people‚Äôs perceptions from what they expect to what empowers them to make larger contributions. It becomes about how we deliver actualization and change on a people level. The magic is that we shift people‚Äôs Attachments to old ways of thinking into new ways of being. When this is done in a self-affirming group, it creates a culture of transformation. Storytellers have an aptitude for seeing Compatibility Factors and identifying what people need. One reason we are called magicians is we are more flexible and (ironically) unattached to what others think about us, which allows the freedom to say whatever is needed.
This class is process oriented and explores the Seven Steps of Storyteller Actualization. It allows us to get in touch with the essential qualities that prepare us for our Authentic Life Expression. These qualities begin with humor and end with embracing the Magician within. We discuss Creative Magic and the Decision-making processes used to organize our life‚Äôs direction.
Prerequisite: Free Intro Class (Exploring Creative Actualization) from May 20th or listening to the recorded class prior to participation in the Playshop (as much of the foundation of this class will be explained there). Click here for the Free Intro class video.
2945 Center Green Court, Ste. E, Boulder, CO 80301