vision: to see
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."
Vision . sight and insight
The faculty or state of being able to see.
An experience of seeing someone or something in a dream or supernatural state.
A guiding sense of purpose and an accompanying plan to realize this purpose.
nParadigm is a new perspective because it is based both sight, looking without and on insight or looking within. Balancing both an outward or extroverted and inward or introverted movement, nParadigm works to evolve people’s inferior or weak function—their blind spot. The word theory is based on theoria “to look,” and so we see through a theoretical lens—a paradigm in order to see ourselves and each other with greater accuracy and empath.
"I'll see it when I believe it." Unknown
As Einstein indicated, sight is our interface between ourselves and the world and we see through more than our eyes. Seeing is believing because we see through the lens of our belief. Returning to the root of idea, eidos, “to see,” nParadigm sees infinite potential and infinite opportunity. Based on a world view, nParadigm reflects a quantum perspective as a new lens in which entanglement and interdependence become opportunity. This is a whole brain perspective that recognizes the parts (left) as part of the whole (right), connecting the dots to reveal the larger vision.
"Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers, trying to learn the lessons of life. We grapple with fear and guilt. We search for meaning, love, and power. We try to understand fear, loss, and time. We seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy."
All individuals and organizations need a vision. This vision provides the map to find the buried treasure of the purpose and potential of the individual in relationship to the group. It is the blueprint which allows the group to build together according to one vision. The vision quest tradition is fundamental and archetypal, found across cultures and times, providing a way for people to move forward in a new direction. Going within and without (into our human nature and the natural world), humans have sought a new vision of themselves: a new identity. This identity can be seen as the blue print to our true potential. By going on a vision quest, we not only find ourselves but our relationship to the group. And in finding our relationship to the whole, we become whole—at-oned.
At nParadigm, we believe that we will achieve our full potential by learning to really see ourselves and see others. In order to do this, we balance the logical left and creative right hemisphere. While our visual and arts-based curriculum help people to “see,” our vision quests also take us into NATURE. While nParadigm workshops and retreats can be on site at various international locations, the heart of our work is at the Beloved Sanctuary and the acres of magical nature that facilitate our vision quests. While inner and outer work is done in preparation for the vision quest, the visioner ultimately enters the land to find their vision. This process is facilitated by a curriculum of transparency, imagination, and creation.
WE GO WITHIN
"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens."
A vision provides the map to find the buried treasure of the purpose and potential of the individual in relationship to the group. It is the blueprint which allows the group to build together according to one vision. The vision quest tradition is fundamental and archetypal, found across cultures and times, providing a way for people to move forward in a new direction.
Going within and without (into our human nature and the natural world), humans have sought a new vision of themselves: a new identity. This identity can be seen as the blue print to our true potential. By going on a vision quest, we not only find ourselves but our relationship to the group. And in finding our relationship to the whole, we become whole—at-oned.
At nParadigm, we believe that we will achieve our full potential by learning to really see ourselves and see others. In order to do this, we balance the logical left and creative right hemisphere. While our visual and arts-based curriculum help people to “see,” our vision quests also take us into NATURE.
“I awoke only to find that the rest of the world was still asleep.”
Leonardo da Vinci
Creation . the act of creating what you see
The action or process of bringing something into existence.
The bringing into existence of the universe.
Creation is the actualization of what we have imagined. It is the ability to rearrange and redesign the resources to realize our creative potential, bringing something new into being. It is an alchemical process. We are retrieving the alchemical gold, the treasure at the core of our being. It is referred to as the great remembrance. An awakening. The ability to enter an expansive state of flow. The visionaries that have moved humanity forward historically have been able to access this state, often through creative means.
We believe that transparency, imagination, and creation are the keys to unlocking our natural potential. Transparency represents the clearing away of unnatural parts of ourselves that have developed to separate us from each other and the natural world. When we are not transparently honest with ourselves we cannot see ourselves and project our complexes and limitations onto others.
Transparency allows us to work successfully and sustainably with a group. When we are transparent (as both an individual and a group), we can use our imagination as a lens to see and realize our potential. Creation is the natural outcome of this vision, creating what we see. Creation is all of nature and our governing principles are found in and formed from nature. We are replicating ancient patterns.
Repatterning is ongoing. Based on evidence-based models of repetition, patterns can be reset, but inner issues will continue to emerge, at times causing emergencies. To keep growing, unconscious patterns will continue to be refined and reformed. This is a process of liberation from the old, moving into the new. Like all growth, it is a process. The difference is that this is a conscious building process that is ultimately about patterning conscious awareness as a goal.
We are becoming conscious. nParadigm labs are designed to expose unconscious and inherited pattern-based responses from the past (both biological and psychological), so that you are not reactive but proactive. From this place of increased freedom, you can see your motives more clearly, recognizing emergent solutions to previously unanswerable problems. When a complex is triggered, the individual learns to self-assess what are the limiting beliefs and the core wounds.
Change takes time, but with guidance and practice, the negative behaviors that limit team potential and productivity are removed, creating greater collaborative trust and capacity. In this process old behaviors and old systems will be transformed holistically.
We have a retreat center that we work from, BELOVED Sanctuary. It is our give back. It is a natural paradise, an anergetic paradise. Breathe in. Dig deep. Rooted in the earth, you may touch the heavens - experience BELOVED. 140 acre retreat located a couple of miles from Olympia's westside, BELOVED is a celebration of the natural world and human nature. Immerse yourself in a diverse and beautiful landscape.
More than a venue, it is an invitation to go within. We start at the heart. Whether you are attending a creativity workshop, yoga class, art exhibit, youth retreat, concert or wedding you will feel BELOVED. Experience it. Wonder awaits.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson
We believe that we are all artists. We are born to create. We have something beautiful to offer the world, produced with our hands from our inspiration.
We realize that not everyone has the blessing of an environment that nourishes their creativity. Some individuals are born into circumstances that do not allow them to flourish. They have to transcend their environment. They have to rise above their experiences.
ART is a very powerful therapeutic tool. It is a catalyst of healing. It taps into our subconscious. ART wakes us to the deeper reality. We are able to see through the illusion and glamour.
We approach art as an intuitive, deep process. We have designed a curriculum and tools that the youth can utilize in the reality of their lives. We cannot alleviate pain but we can offer an approach to life from a deep knowledge; we are LOVED. We are love.
be or go beyond the range or limits of (something abstract, typically a conceptual field or division).
to rise above