Ultimately, I have come away from the Power of Partnership course with a deeper compassion for humanity. With a new lens in which to understand intimate, workplace, national and spiritual relationships, I am much more able to perceive and navigate dominator relations - as I encounter them directly, or as I observe around me.
In concrete ways, I am using partnership dialogue with the group facilitation work I do in intimate relations. This program of work will continue to evolve as I more tightly integrate my meditation, arts therapy and Gestalt therapy and now, partnership frameworks.
In other concrete ways, and fashioned into fable and fairytale, I continue to trust my dreams and their source of wisdom. I write them into fables and fairytale. It is uncanny that they represent themselves as a shift from the dominator to partnership paradigm. Now that I know that framework, I am interested to see how my stories will write themselves. I will continue writing for now, and I foresee that my stories may become a volume of work that I can use in my group facilitation work and with work I have designed (and will embark on once I am settled into a geography that stops spinning - in other words, when I stop my gypsy travelling) for vulnerable groups ie prisoners, domestic abuse victims.
Here is one of the fables - should you feel curious :) Grace, Abundance, Peace
I have always known that one day I will become active in some way in guiding the dying process and death back to its origins as a natural part of living. Back to partnership with life and away from conquering or dominating death. To bring grace back into dying, into life, so that dying and death, and indeed life, is a mutual partnership with gratitude and nature. I am not in the medical profession, so it is not from that angle that I will approach this work. I don't know what it looks like yet. I trust it will unfold in time. In the meantime, I recommend this book to you on this very thing. By the author Stephen Jenkinson, called "Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul".
I wish everyone well on the Partnership journey.