MANILA NODE’S FIRST WORKSHOP COURAGE FOR 2012
By Tammy Dinopol
25 January 2012
MISSION Manila Node completed a very successful Workshop Courage last 14-15 January 2012. Aside from the very interesting and deep conversations, there was poetry, a magic performance and many more. The group was also introduced to Jose, a puppet look-alike of our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, through a ventriloquist act by Olan Ignacio, one of the participants who specializes in enter-training. Jose entertained us with funny anecdotes and a beautiful song.
Everyone left the workshop inspired and raring to meet the world through their Imaginal selves. We would like to share with everyone the two poems that came out during the workshop. As you can see from the poems, the participants were in one of their best creative moments!
Poem by P.J. Doronilla
A lightning strikes enlivening one
down to the cellular level of one’s being.
A spark that ignites to a fire enveloping
the whole being.
Determined, persistent, truly indescribable.
Armour being ripped away.
Skies opening up stretching to Infinity.
FROM STATE TO STAGE EXERCISE
Poem by Michael Miatari
As iron sharpens an iron so are we
going to support each other.
For sticks in a bundle are hard to break;
Let it not divide, for being alone,
we can be conquered.
Let it unite, for even a drop of a rain can
break a stone by becoming an ocean.
Let it grow, like a planted seed.
Nurtured. By nature, becoming a tree
Let it spread. That the tree may turn into
Let is arise, selfless. Upright.
In faith and hope and love.
Regardless of boundaries, regardless of
limits. Bound to eternity.
Let it ablaze, that it may shed
light in doubt.
Let it mark, like a crater in
Let it be shared, for there is much
Wisdom in giving than in
Let it be surrendered, for we are
just a vessel of the Imaginal’s glory.
Like a lake in the night that reflects
the grandeur of the moon.
Let it be in faith, that we may always
be reminded that it is not us
that is holding the Imaginal
but the Imaginal holding us.
Let it be in love.
That rejoices in the truth.
Let it be in you.
Let it be in you.