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Welcome to this Hidden Monastery dedicated to visionaries, mystics, healers, leaders, scholars, contemplatives, fools and artists who claim the Divine Dance of Life. It’s an honor to have you stop by. I send monthly letters and news of retreats and classes. To stay connected add your name to the Hidden Monastery Guestbook.

This guesthouse and wisdom school is hosted by Cynthia Winton-Henry and other initiates of the Art of Being Ensouled.

We offer space to
write, make art, sing and dance to receive and bless Wisdom.
discern through dreams, unusual sightings, voices, and intuition.
claim body wisdom as integral to Life’s mystery.
speak plainly about injustice and prayerfully empower health in all relations.
hand over Ultimate Responsibility to the Most High.
support those who are being initiated to dance with life’s challenges.
lift others up when their gifts seem most hidden.

 Here is the link to my prayer for this monastery.

 

On this website you will find doors to 

The Online Dance Chapel, a beautiful weekly online community

Wisdom Classes and Retreats: online and in healing places

One to One Spiritual Coaching: with Cynthia and others

Spiritual Instruction Library full of Mystic Tech Tools

and more!

 

Dear Visitor and Friend,

Bringing soul into full expression is the focus of the Hidden Monastery. Ensoulment is the word I use for this intimate dance of body and soul. Some of us give our life to this journey though it is often costly and lonely.

dancing childThose who want to bring body AND soul fully online, to open up to the highest mystery often find the need for art, prayer, contemplation, and wise companionship. These mystery languages are also part of the divine technologies. Some of us are born to be mystic techies. Grace is our life’s work no matter what our conditioning, suffering, joy, and sensitivity. I write about my own journey with this in Chasing the Dance of Life.

It isn’t easy to find spaces that embrace the mystic’s need to dance, play, pray, think, serve, enjoy humor and open our hearts to others. We sense the nature of Cosmic Love as Holy and vast. Hidden is another word for “too big to be seen.” This unpindownable Love is in the fabric of everything. We nurture it in one another by opening our heart where ever two or more play together.

Curiously, the doors of any Hidden Monastery open best with surprise and synchronicity. 

Were you guided here by some strange chance. Do you wonder what’s next, about your purpose, how to trust guidance? Do you hunch that a voice or vision is relevant, but don’t know if it is wise to heed? Are you called to align to the ancestral DNA of your bodyspirit with all of its horrors and hopes? Are you seeking greater confidence to serve as an artist, healer, or faith worker? Are you challenged by a gift that Spirit wants you to incorporate? Are you called to put soul, death, and life at the center and to guide others to the same?

If so, people and resources in the Hidden Monastery might serve you. Some are InterPlayers. Some are wanderers. All are in the dance for keeps.

An offerI would be happy to offer a blessing for your heart work, to dance on behalf of your practice, leadership, class, art, or writing. With your permission I will take your work to the online dance chapel where we can amplify the prayer with an international circle of people connected to body and soul . Send me your information below and I will follow up. If you like you can be part of the prayer.

Many blessings as you tend the beautiful hidden monastery of your own heart.

Cynthia Sig

 

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Learn the art of ensoulment: your purpose, gifts and path!

The Body Will Preach

March 27, 2017

When InterPlayers are invited into a pulpit or onto a platform, the Wisdom of the Body comes into the room in wonderful ways. Dancing, Talking, Chanting, and Breathing!  Refreshing perspectives. This happened on the east and west coast the same day when Anna Gilcher in DC at Seekers Church and Phil Porter at First Church … Read more

Come to The Dying to Live Tour and Cabaret

March 12, 2017

Come to the Cabaret What good is sitting, alone in your room? Come hear the music play! Life is a cabaret, old chum! Come to the cabaret! What good’s permitting some prophet of doom? To wipe every smile away Life is a cabaret, old chum! So come to the cabaret! Start by admitting from cradle … Read more

Uncertainty: The Improv School

March 3, 2017

Carolyn North, a close friend and fellow improvisor has astute wisdom and life experience. She sees improv as a remedy for the school of hard knocks and politically tumultuous times. Leave it to mystics and artists!     Growing up, I always went to bed at night with my heart in my mouth, uncertain what the next morning … Read more

Nancy Shares a Powerful Protective Prayer: I am the Light Movement Meditation

January 25, 2017

Join Nancy and I in prayer that moves you, me, the world.  The Online Dance Chapel meets Mondays at 5pm pst and Thursdays 9:30pst. Email cynthia@interplay.org to get the zoom link.   It’s live, its personal. It’s beautiful!  

2017 Hidden Monastery Retreats and Offerings

January 2, 2017

New Monthly Wisdom Council 2017 Time to be Determined What if you had a Wisdom Council, a monthly place to navigate and find guidance during these big currents of change, an online monthly circle attuned to Greater Forces, especially Love, in our personal, communal and planetary life.  Would it help you to tap collective Spiritual Intelligence … Read more

Homecomings: Online Intro to the Art of Creating & Relating to Home 12/28

December 26, 2016

Join Ellen Solot, founder, artist, and guide on Thursday 4pm pst. Get ready for the new year with a complementary home tour where Ellen shares ways to explore and enliven Your Home. Peak into grace spots that will surprise and delight you as you think about what makes your bodyspirit glad! Participants will be able … Read more

Ensoulment’s Key Question: Will it dance?

December 17, 2016

  How to embody life, body and soul, is a process and question that fascinates me. Do I have to say, “in times like these?” Great Love invites me to dance, play, create, serve and live in the wonder of every aspect of life on Earth. I know that it’s not that easy. As one … Read more

InterPlay, Mysticism, Feminism, Nature, and Dark Times: Year End Review

November 12, 2016

There is too much in the title above.  That’s the problem.  There is always too much to put in a word or sequence of words. Yet the words “InterPlay, Mysticism, Feminism, Nature, and Dark Times” are the mythopoetic standing stones of my experience, especially right now. I cannot let go of any of those words. … Read more

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Welcome to this Hidden Monastery dedicated to upholding visionaries, mystics, healers, leaders, scholars, contemplatives, fools and artists in the Divine Dance of Life.

In the great InterPlay with Everything we discover that life is our artform and spiritual intelligence is our path. Initiated in the beautiful and challenging Art of Being Ensouled, this guesthouse and wisdom school hosted by Cynthia Winton-Henry and friends offers companionship and tools to those who

  • write, make art, sing and dance to receive and bless Wisdom.
  • discern through dreams, unusual sightings, voices, and intuition.
  • claim body wisdom as integral to Life’s mystery.
  • speak plainly about injustice and prayerfully empower health in all relations.
  • hand over Ultimate Responsibility to the Most High.
  • support those who are being initiated to dance with life’s challenges.
  • lift others up when their gifts seem most hidden.

It’s an honor to have you stop by. I send monthly letters and news of retreats and classes. To stay connected add your name the Hidden Monastery Guestbook.

May we live from the wisdom of soul, express more of who we are, and uplift spiritual intelligence in our physical life even though doing so often puts thinking on its head. Here is the link to my prayer for this monastery.

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Dear Visitor and Friend,

Welcome to this Hidden Monastery dedicated to upholding visionaries, mystics, healers, leaders, scholars, contemplatives, fools and artists in the Divine Dance of Life.

In the great InterPlay with Everything we discover that life is our artform and spiritual intelligence is our path. Initiated in the beautiful and challenging Art of Being Ensouled, this guesthouse and wisdom school hosted by Cynthia Winton-Henry and friends offers companionship and tools to those who

  • write, make art, sing and dance to receive and bless Wisdom.
  • discern through dreams, unusual sightings, voices, and intuition.
  • claim body wisdom as integral to Life’s mystery.
  • speak plainly about injustice and prayerfully empower health in all relations.
  • hand over Ultimate Responsibility to the Most High.
  • support those who are being initiated to dance with life’s challenges.
  • lift others up when their gifts seem most hidden.

It’s an honor to have you stop by. I send monthly letters and news of retreats and classes. To stay connected add your name the Hidden Monastery Guestbook.

May we live from the wisdom of soul, express more of who we are, and uplift spiritual intelligence in our physical life even though doing so often puts thinking on its head. Here is the link to my prayer for this monastery.

 

Ensoulment, bringing soul into full expression is the focus of the Hidden Monastery. This is advanced work, yet accessible to all.  

Such a journey can be costly and lonely. We must learn to dance with unfathomable Love, struggling to embody it with all the marks of human conditioning, suffering, joy, and sensitivity. The path is full of initiations as we bring body AND soul fully online. We must not only work with our thoughts but our hearts and souls, our very being must be unlocked. Opening to mystery requires the arts, contemplation, and wise companionship. 

Living joyfully in body and soul has been my life focus. See Chasing the Dance of Life. But, I had no idea it would be so hard to find a place that embraces the mystic’s need to dance, play, pray, think, serve, have humor and stay open with others.  Thankfully, I’ve found it arise in misty impermanent seasons like Brigadoon.

Now I know why. Hiddenness is the signature of the Holy. Great Love is unpindownable. It’s in the fabric of everything, in your heart, and most beautifully when two or more play together.  The doors to the vast and hidden monastery open best through surprise, synchronicity and spontaneity. Our teacher appears on a plane, on the street, through an odd connections right under our nose.

 

Were you guided here by some strange chance? You may be wondering whats next, what is your purpose, how to trust your guidance. You may hunch that the voices or visions you notice are relevant, but don’t know if it is wise to heed them. You may wonder how to recover from a great loss or how to align to the deep DNA and ancestry of your bodyspirit. You may struggle with feeling incongruent or insignificant as an artist, healer, or faith worker or be overwhelmed with an abundant gift that Spirit wants you to incorporate. You may have lost contact and know you need to put soul back at the center. You may be guiding others and wondering how to support their spiritual growth.

On this website you’ll find doors you can open and explore. I would be delighted to open up even more of the Hidden Monastery to you through Monthly Hidden Monastery Letters, Blogposts, and invitations to

I would also be happy to offer a blessing for your heart work. Would you like a dance on behalf of your practice, leadership, class, art, or writing in the online dance chapel? Send me your information and I will follow up.

Many blessings to you as you tend that beautiful hidden monastery of your own, your heart.

Cynthia Sig

 

 

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