- May 15, 2007(My apologies if it seems im flooding the board!)
Sir George Trevelyan & Edward Matchett `Twelve Seats at the Round
Table' Zodiac Development Exercise
Purpose of exercise: Learning to put all of life's experiences to
more positive and meaningful use.
`Little Jack Horner
Sat in a corner,
Eating his Christmas pie.
He put in his thumb
And pulled out a plum,
And said, What a good boy am I'
Jack Horner seems a little overpleased with himself, but nothing of
significance can be achieved without collecting and valuing the
fruits of the past, and making them secure for further use. It is
particularly important that the highlights of one's experiences and
attainments become the stepping stones to new levels of endeavour and
Reflect on your whole range of life experiences and attainments and
choose twenty or so moments from this whole pageant of life, when you
were conscious of a greater richness of content, a higher level or
quality of insight and/or attainment than at other times. Hopefully
certain of these moments will be associated with actual personal
achievements, but it is neither necessary nor desirable that all of
them should be.
Discriminate very carefully, replacing some potential candidates with
others until you possess a mental snap-shot album of twenty items
that you believe to be especially important. In making your final
selection take care that these memories are not all of one kind.
They should be a balanced feast of the fruits of life.
Having made your selection dwell on them long and often. Write down
your thoughts and feelings about these matters and keep extending the
depth of detail and the intimacy of observation. Do not concern
yourself with how this material is to enter into new creations that
you will produce. Simply select your fruit and let it find it's own
way into the `Christmas pudding'.
Whenever you decide to repeat this exercise, make a determined effort
to locate examples and aspects of your work and experiences where
some new `high' has been savoured, especially where this is in an
altogether new direction. But do not then neglect the earlier
treasures. Simply process these further until you gain yet further
insights concerning them, and a renewed sense of their importance and
value. Always take care to continue the processing until there is a
clear knowledge of what you are valuing.
Taurus's contribution to the Round Table-
Intelligent Openness, to self, to other people, the total problem
situation and whole range of life-experiences to find help, energy
and inspiration for the task in hand. No experience is too
insignificant and no realm too vast, exalted or obscure to be
obtained in the work which this knight has to perform.
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