You do not have to wait around your whole life hoping adventure might one day find you. Adventure is available right here, right now, when you learn the skills of Causing Adventure.
We are not talking about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, racing down river rapids, SCUBA diving or sky diving... although these are not excluded.
Truly adventurous territories are inner and relational.
Here, without a plane-ticket or a climbing rope you can almost instantly - no matter where you are, no matter who is with you, no matter what is going on - Cause Adventure.
Could anything be more cool than this?
What Is Adventure
CONSCIOUS ADVENTURE IS A TRANSFORMATIONAL
Adventure is made up of moments. Each moment is different from every other moment. You notice the difference because the moments have surprising impact in your 5 Bodies.
In a Conscious Adventure, nobody knows what will happen next. Even in an authentic transformational training, even if the trainers have delivered a training with the same title before, this time is different from all the other times. The Trainers are different from who they were before. The participants have different preparations and needs. The Space has evolved in complexity to carry new distinctions to access.
Some key elements in adventure are:
The intensity and qualities of the adventure match the already existing Matrix of the adventurers.
If the adventure intensity is too small for each person on your Adventure Team, the adventurers will get bored from not being challenged enough. They may not feel seen in their full potential for Conscious Adventure.
If the adventure intensity is too large for any person on your Adventure Team, that person may feel overwhelmed and collapse, or may feel too terrified to continue and instead become paralyzed by their fears. They may feel abused.
Why Cause Adventure
CONSCIOUS ADVENTURE IS RELATIONAL
CONSCIOUS ADVENTURE INVOLVES RADICAL RELATING
So many unexpected and unpredictable opportunities for new aspects of relating show up while heading into adventure together.
CONSCIOUS ADVENTURE CREATES AUTHENTIC NECESSITY
Adventure is not navigated by forethought and organization. As Isaac Asimov said, "Planning alone is insufficient. One must improvise as well." The excitement of Conscious Adventure Teamwork comes from true necessities. Each necessity is a Doorway calling you as an individual beyond the edges of your comfort zone to enter the domain of raw invention.
You will not have a map. You will not be following a leader or someone else's instructions. You will be responding to Authentic Necessity, a force of nature that calls further resources through you than may have ever been called before.
CONSCIOUS ADVENTURE CALLS FORTH A DEEPER TEAM INTELLIGENCE
The Value Of Adventure
CONSCIOUS ADVENTURE IS ONGOING NONLINEAR CREATION
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO MAKE STRONG DECISIONS
SOMEONE ELSE HAS YOUR BACK
YOU HAVE SOMEONE ELSE'S BACK
CONSCIOUS ADVENTURE BUILDS RESILIENT MATRIX
The Matrix that gets built during the uncomfortable stretches and stresses of Conscious Adventure has the quality of being resilient, flexible, and contagious.
You build out experience and competence in inner territory upon which you can then later rely to support you in further unexpected situations.
How To Cause Adventure
CONSCIOUS ADVENTURE IS AN ELEGANT ART FORM
IT HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE
During authentic Conscious Adventure, nobody knows what happens next. It is ongoingly invented as a Team effort. You do not have a 'leader' or 'guide' on a Conscious Adventure, someone who makes all the decisions and solves the problems and tells everyone what to do. Every potential of every participant is required to be brought into action to help the Team make it during the Adventure as a Team.
Instead there is a Space Holder position to coordinate the creative hurricane, and to Take The Stand: we can do this. If no one takes this Stand, your Adventure will soon end.
Does the Space Holder know for sure that you can do this? Of course not! It is a Declaration. It is their Commitment. They commit to Navigating the Adventure before they Know How. But they are not being stupid or naïve. They have enough commons sense experience to gauge the Team against what might happen during the Conscious Adventure.
No Conscious Adventure has ever been done before. That is part of the Adventure. You go to the edge of your known world, and you stay there, or go just a bit over into totally new territory.
Since what your Team is entering has never been done before, your primary resource for navigating Space will be Nonlinear Possibility. By calling forth unrepeated options you have unexpected options to choose from.
THERE IS NO CERTAIN OUTCOME
YOU ARE AT RISK
YOUR FUTURE WILL CHANGE
You future will not be the same future you would have entered had you not entered the Adventure because during Conscious Adventure, you change.
Your Matrix changes.
Your Attentions changes.
Your Distinctions change.
Your Worldview (Box) Changes.
Since you are different in subtle but causatory ways, the decisions you make and the actions you take after the Conscious Adventure will be different from what they would have been before the Conscious Adventure. You will open up and walk step by step into a future you could not have predicted from your previous state.
The new future you walk into is not guaranteed to be 'better' than your previous (and now lost) future. Only you (and your Box) can say if you like your new future better than your old future.
Many Conscious Adventurers report after effects such as:
"I have less contact with the people I thought I was friends with before the adventure. They become somehow afraid of my new dimensions. Sure, I can talk with them and be with them, but since I may not have the same Values I had before, because 'I don't smoke the same brand of cigarettes as them' (a metaphor from the Rolling Stones song), our interests have diverged. Is it bad? Not really. I am now in deeper connection with whole new circles of people. I feel sometimes nostalgic for the old times, but I wouldn't trade my new times for anything!"
How To Invite Others To Adventure
THE NATURE OF ADVENTURE IS GROUNDLESSNESS
YOUR INVITATION NEEDS TO BE AS EXTRAORDINARY AND NONLINEAR AS THE ADVENTURE
How can you invite people to come with you beyond your edge if they are afraid to do this Experiment?
As we mentioned, there are real risks that the transformational element of Conscious Adventure may do its work in unexpected or uncontrollable ways.