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A NEW DAY IS DAWNING. A NEW STORY IS EMERGING.


Welcome to Imaginally.  School for the Magical, the Practical, and the Shokunin. Welcome.

 

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A NEW DAY IS DAWNING. A NEW STORY IS EMERGING.


Welcome to Imaginally.  School for the Magical, the Practical, and the Shokunin. Welcome.

 

 

About you, the Shokunin

If you are here, it's not by chance.  You have something to receive here. 

You're in one of two places.  You already tired of the ancient, lumbering, industrial status quo and have left it behind, participating and creating in the new story of us.  Or, because you are bored and think its dumb to live consistently anticipating Friday and dreading Monday, you will soon one day. 

If you're anything like me, you yearn to give something inside you to a world wobbly with need.

You long to see and touch the power and beauty in you, and SHARE it.

You know it's there, yet you doubt it, at least from time-to-time, if not regularly.  And still, nonetheless, you are already walking or beginning to walk in the sunrise of the new day.   

This walk is not easy, of course, because the status quo system encourages dependence.  Although the old way is already crumbling, it still is very, very strong.  And it has trained us to find a bargain in which we exchange vitality for the right to subsist.

The half-lived life is unfortunately all too commonplace.

The new training IS undoing the old training. 

On a subtle or obvious level, we are weary with the game, the requirement, our own frustration, of not being able to be ourselves.  Wearing armor, guarding reputation, can get to be a heavy burden.  But it is hard to be any different. 

How? is a relevant and tough question.     

You have been drawn forward, at times seemingly despite yourself.  To what, you are not certain.  But what you are fairly certain of, is that there is much more to Life than you have lived until now.  I feel this too.

A movement afoot

Whether you are already increasingly activating positive impact from your place in the world, or are are just beginning to invite the new day into your life, the magnet pulling us forward is unmistakably real.  It's the same force that causes the river to flow and the tree to grow.

There is a movement afoot.  Of the good, the beautiful and the true.  In us, individually.  In us, together.  Thank goodness.  Yes.  It's happening.  

You are a voice of this movement.  You have an instrument to play.  The human symphony of peace and prosperity emerges as we all learn to play and we all learn to play in harmony. 

And your sacred duty is to die many years from now with no unplayed virtuoso music left in you.  The number one deathbed regret is people living by the standards of others'. 

Create, creation, creator

See, you need to create, need to live your unique work of art, need to walk your Masterpiece to recognize yourself as a Creator.  That's the only place where the fulfillment you seek is going to come from. 

Your unique gifts and talents, EXPRESSED, are the home of your peace and prosperity. And it's how you become a link in the chain of happiness. 

And there are a lot of demons you have to overcome for this creation, your life, to become the magnificent work of art that it is meant to be.  Demons exist because Life is mythic and generous.  We can even be grateful for demons because they give us the chance to experience ourselves as triumphant. 

But the truly heroic inside you only has any chance to emerge when you acknowledge, and then acknowledge, and then acknowledge, the demons at first and then repeatedly. No hero got anywhere by denial. 

Then slowly, the dawning that you have everything you need for the unfolding journey of this lifetime.  You are a brave, fierce, and mighty warrior.  And a poet. 

We all are.  We're not here to compete.

rest here, and Reflect

So, allow yourself to take a deep breath.  Indulge in the breath.  And give yourself a rest internally from all the madness and noise. 

Start with this moment.  The new day brings relief.  The new day is a sanctuary.  You are safe. 

From this place of safety, we can reflect that the great majority of us never received or became handy with the tools we need to relate to ourselves with ease, calm, and compassion. 

The new day sends its message in surprising ways, to cut through this challenge.  It's an unpleasant alarm bell. 

It is easily detected by symptoms such as a busy mind, a feeling that something is missing, anxiety, fear, envy, judgment, blame, anger and rage, depression, and resistance in all forms.  (It's okay--here it's okay--to acknowledge these things can also have deep roots inside us.) 

We move away from numbing these things, to feeling them, bit by bit, and slowly integrating them. 

To go into the the forces of dark and emerge victorious is not simple.  This victory simply cannot be realized alone--how can it be when we can't possibly know our own limitations?  (One of the primary challenges of being human is surely the miniature boat of our own references on the vast sea of life?)

But the beauty is that it's doable.  The magnificence is that it's doable.  The miracle is that it's doable.  That version of you really does exist.  This is Life's invitation to you.

possibility of Deep transformation

The Greek word “psyche” originally meant the soul, mind, spirit, or invisible animating entity which occupies the physical body, NOT just mind. It also meant butterfly.

Saints and sages, myths throughout time and cultures, the wisdom of so many traditions, suggest to us the connection. That a fundamentally different experience of life is possible.

The beauty, I was shocked to find out, is that all the necessary tools and frameworks for healthier self-relationship, calm minds, and open hearts exist.  (The invitation from Life is NOT empty.)  Stuff you and I never learned in school, but which is the most magical and practical possible knowledge.

We can all learn the ways of true health and vibrance and flourishing.  It is self-knowledge that is the eternal source of that which is joyful. 

And there are ways to systematically reshape our own minds.

It might be easier to leave things as they are and take the blue pill. 

But it requires discipline to do this work.  The shortcut is the long way and the long way is the shortcut. No magic bullets. No quick ten steps or overnight, instant phenomena.  We cultivate patience and discipline and our own force of will.  And we sense our own growth all along the way.  We cultivate the virtuous in humanity, in ourselves, and calmly, gently make friends with the animal in us too.   

This is where the School for the Magical, The Practical, and the Shokunin comes in.  In simplest terms, its a place of deep transformation.  It's a place to gain strength.  My gift, my instrument, is that I strengthen others.  I help you discover and give your gifts in the ways your heart deeply craves.  I help you play unplayed music. 

imaginally is

Imaginally is one small tributary of a great river that will one day reach the ocean.  The river is humanity's eternal mission of truth, justice, and love that will take centuries to complete itself.  Each of us does our part in this lifetime. 

This lifetime is The School.

The Magical is profound reverence to the mystery of Life and its grace of miracles.

The Practical is the profound learning to live by the laws of nature, which inevitably lights up your life. 

The Shokunin is one who dedicates her life to her highest calling.  She vows the pursuit of mastery of her unique craft, full-well knowing perfection of craft is an absolutely elusive goal.  She pledges her life to the impossible, that is.  Yet in deep dedication and service to the art, the artist herself, strangely, becomes increasingly perfect.  And so in that way, the work of art becomes the artist.  And the artist becomes the work of art.  And in that unexpected way, perfection does become possible.  Life and craft become meditation, a channeling of the highest forces of our own unique expression of humanity into our Collective Creation.

Imaginally is a home for Shokunin to discover themselves as Shokunin.  And gain strength.  And as each individual hot-air balloon rises in the sky, the sky comes alive full of hot-air balloons.    

Imaginally is a sanctuary where 21st century professionals motivated by heart, intelligence, and growth gain strength and health of heart, mind, and soul.  The cutting edge methodologies draw on the best of east and west, inviting deep transformation and expansion for individuals, teams, and organizations nourishing the new story.

closing story: Our birthright as humans

When the caterpillar is nearing its last days as a caterpillar, it eats voraciously, many times its own body weight.  This onsets the cocoon phase.  Inside the cocoon, the body dissolves into a mass, an ooze, of cells. 

New cells start appearing.  Imaginal cells.  The old immune system doesn't recognize them.  It feels them to be a threat and fights them. 

They keep coming.  They persist.  They join together.  They start resonating at the same frequency and they gain strength.  A tipping point arrives. 

At one point, nothing is left but the new cells.  An intelligence in their DNA guides some to become wings, some to become antenna, some to become legs, and so on. 

The new body takes shape.  And when the new day arrives, it is time to emerge a different creature.  From one who walks to one who flies, the last step is the struggle.  The struggle enables the flight. 

And life in flight exists. The first step and the next step and the next step are to believe.  The last step, I guess, is to know.

We are both being and becoming. 

Unfolding our Artistry, the path of the Shokunin, is Our Birthright as Humans.   

(Pablo Picasso once said, "We are all born artists, the trouble is remaining one as we grow up."  Along the same lines, there was a study carried out... Researchers gave a test designed by NASA to 1600 kids aged 3-5.  98% of the kids scored as creative genius on the test.  They gave the same test to 200,000 adults over the age of 25.  2% of the adults scored as creative genius.)  

It's time to recover our native gifts.  Our genius.  Let's learn to play in harmony, and receive and express into the new day the culture of peace and prosperity that awaits us.

 
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Introducing IO coaching: deep, Transformative, actionable.


SCIENCE OF THE MIND, INTUITION OF THE HEART, AND PURPOSEFUL     ACTION TO CHANGE YOUR INNER AND OUTER WORLD

 

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Introducing IO coaching: deep, Transformative, actionable.


SCIENCE OF THE MIND, INTUITION OF THE HEART, AND PURPOSEFUL     ACTION TO CHANGE YOUR INNER AND OUTER WORLD

 

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Inspiration

“We work on ourselves in order to help others, and also we help others in order to work on ourselves.”        ~Pema Chodron

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"By devotion to one's own particular [artistry], everyone can attain perfection.  Let me tell you how.  By performing one's own work, one worships the Creator who dwells in every creature.  Such worship brings that person to fulfillment." ~The Bhagavad Gita (emphasis on everyone added)

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About Prashant Goel


A guy very well-versed in frustration, unfulfillment, and the emergence of the new. 

He began to question the conventional success formula, do battle with demons, and work to express his own gifts and talents in the unusual unfolding of a ~7 year global adventure. From meditation caves in India to shamanism in the Amazon rainforest to intensive research in depth psychology, he's undergone deep study and practice of human development, a wide variety of professional training, and loads of volunteer work.  As a committed researcher and practitioner of human development and an astute management consultant with advanced degrees in law and business (graduating top of his class), the rich combination of his conventional and unconventional experiences position him as an exceptional coach and consultant for those wishing to deepen in the new.  He is grateful to his mentor Paramita for creating and trusting him to manage IO Coaching, this wonderful and unique coaching methodology.

Contact for Free Intro Session

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About Prashant Goel


A guy very well-versed in frustration, unfulfillment, and the emergence of the new. 

He began to question the conventional success formula, do battle with demons, and work to express his own gifts and talents in the unusual unfolding of a ~7 year global adventure. From meditation caves in India to shamanism in the Amazon rainforest to intensive research in depth psychology, he's undergone deep study and practice of human development, a wide variety of professional training, and loads of volunteer work.  As a committed researcher and practitioner of human development and an astute management consultant with advanced degrees in law and business (graduating top of his class), the rich combination of his conventional and unconventional experiences position him as an exceptional coach and consultant for those wishing to deepen in the new.  He is grateful to his mentor Paramita for creating and trusting him to manage IO Coaching, this wonderful and unique coaching methodology.

Contact for Free Intro Session

"With the new day, comes new strength and new thoughts." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Imaginally is dedicated to Sri Prem Baba, living humanitarian leader and spiritual master of Brazil and of my heart.  He taught me everything I know today, with the smiling, enigmatic promise of everything I may know tomorrow.  He's a wizard and a healer of the highest magnitude. 

PS-About what you're here to receive, it may be just getting this far and receiving inspiration.  Or, let's talk.  Our first 1.5 hour conversation is free to each and to all, as my schedule permits.  We'll see if we are a good fit, and it's my chance to offer a gift to you, in service of the new day and the path of the Shokunin.

Namaste.