Our Agreements

Our Agreements Intro

“Our Agreements” is a project started by Alexandra Antoine and Brandon Wyatt. It explores the ways in which we all agree to show up in the world everyday to create what we perceive as our values, rules and regulations. Our guiding statement is “As we strive for what we want we must ask ourselves if we are embodying it.” 

Our project is rooted in the ideas within Gary Zukav’s book “Seat of the Soul,” which we are using as our study tool along with our personal reflections. It is divided into four components: Intro: SEEING, Creation: BEING, Responsibility: DOING, and Power: LIVING which coincides with the chapters in Zukav’s book. We began a 16-week book club between the two of us in January 2021 and are in weekly communication about what we are learning which will then be interpreted into prompts for ourselves, keeping in mind that these prompts will later be developed into a larger project for the wider public.

At a time in which jails and prisons are being questioned and we’re asking ‘why prisons?’ I would like to push beyond that and ask ‘what are we embodying that allows for spaces like this to exist in our cities?’ The latter question strives to get away from blame and judgement directed at one particular person or institution but for a moment turns our energies inward which are then reflected back onto the world around us. In the midst of our book club I will be traveling to Galesburg, IL to visit the Public Library and Historical Society to do research on the city, its history as well as the larger role Hill Correctional Center plays in its daily operations.

14. Illusion

“The illusion holds power over you when you are not able to remember that you are a powerful spirit that has taken on the physical experience for the purpose of healing.” Gary Zukav Brandon: Starting with the first significant point I digested was on pg. 195, where Gary says even a personality that lives in lightContinue reading “14. Illusion”

13. Psychology

“The healing power at the core of psychology is the power of consciousness. Seeking out, facing with courage, and bringing into the Light of consciousness that which is unconsciousness, and, therefore, in a position of power over the personality, is what heals.” Gary Zukav Brandon: So there are so many points that Gary made inContinue reading “13. Psychology”

12. Souls

“With each of our individual advancements, the group soul of humanity—what we call our collective unconscious—evolves.” Gary Zukav Alexandra: I like how Gary started talking about this chapter from the animal kingdom standpoint because it feels as if it’s an easier entryway into speaking on matters of the soul if someone is new to itContinue reading “12. Souls”