This morning the first Rainbow Arriving workshop was held, but it was more of a work session as a small group of us were looking to see if we could actually make a rainbow appear. And some did, I think, at least for me. You can’t know if others see a rainbow. You can only know if you see one. A rainbow occurs in a space where the cloud of thinking opens and allows insight to break into the mind like a beam of sunlight. This morning we talked about how one can use their marriage to awaken from the sleep of time and repeating their days like Ground Hog Day. (the movie)
The first Rainbow Arriving Workshop for Marriage Renewal will be held Valentine’s Day at the Grey Swan Inn in Blackstone, and since the Blackstone Yoga Center is across the street the five couples can come here for the sessions. Hopefully, the weekend will be a mini-retreat without the expense of a resort and high-end programs.
The intention for the weekend is not to teach the couples what to do or give them therapy. This is not a weekend to fix anything. Trying to fix our marriages is part of the problem because we begin with the perception and belief that the marriage is a problem. A Rainbow Workshop is not to focus on the problem, but to shift attention to the way we experience the problem.
This is a no-fault workshop and couples are encouraged to leave their problems at home or at the door and practice noticing the old, the borrowed, and the blue in their marriage. Remember, at the beginning the bride wears these three things, plus something new. When we notice without incrimination what is old (repetitive behaviors), something borrowed (beliefs and behaviors we borrowed from parents and culture), and something blue (the emotions that come bagged with the other two), we discover that the actual noticing is the something new.
Something new is not a new thing because oncee something is a thing, or even a thought, it is no longer new. Only the seeing is new. The seeing is the knowing and it is total. Seeing is like suddenly waking up from dreaming. One sees that you are asleep and that seeing is awake. And when you see conditioned behavior, it is the unconditioned that is doing the seeing, and then, only then can something new happen in relationship. The seeing is the Rainbow Arriving.
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This post was written by ed on January 6, 2009