In response to questions on the work of Core Energetics in relation to diversity, I send you this message from the IACE Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Committee, addressed to the directors of Core Energetics institutes.
Anna Timmermans, director of NICE
“Still, still, don’t forget evolution
Don’t forget development
Time has changed, time has passed
There is new, there is new, there is new entrances
New cracking open
Taking what is already there
Taking what is already owned
Together with what is new
What has changed
What needs to be left behind
What can be let go of, What is nowadays important
Taking it together, evaluate, reflect….”
– from the book “Honoring Eva” quoting The Guide channeled thru Lea Pelka, 2022
To our fellow Directors at the IACE,
In the spirit of the passage above, we write to you to update you on our progress and to express our hopeful intentions for how the work of Core Energetics can continue to evolve into a more inclusive, safe space for all people.
Beyond a fixed vision or mission or any set of policy documents, our group wishes to invite the global Core Energetics community into a shift. A movement that includes: an honest reflection on the limitations and biases of our origin, a true discussion on how being white, male, straight, cisgender, Christian-based, able-bodied (and that this is also often defined as thin), and middle class is centered in our work and a posture of humility towards those that have been harmed because of these things.
While recognizing, honoring and continuing our spiritual roots, we also consider that it is important to move towards researching and including the evolution of the Guide’s wisdom, which goes beyond the boxes and Polaroids of the time when they were channeled by Eva Pierrakos.
As a group, we are inviting all IACE directors to actively presence the importance of our evolution as a modality with regard to diversity and inclusion. Our request is that we as directors embark on a journey together, educating ourselves regarding equity and inclusion. As leaders of our world wide communities it is up to us to set the example of embracing an action based intention to learn about the harm that has happened in our work with regard to diversity equity and inclusion and then support one another in inspiring our students and faculty to embrace an intention to evolve the modality and our community toward the full potential of our work without the marginalization of people that has happened in the past and continues today.
We would like, today, to dedicate this work to Irene, and we look forward to growing together in this important way as a community.
Aylee, Lucia, Jim, Lindsay