Your Unique Challenge
Are you a mystic? If staying connected to the mystery of love and grace is your lifework, it’s a tricky vocation. You may struggle with overwhelm from rampant injustice and underwhelming day jobs. You may struggle with being seen and how to practice when Higher Intelligence dances through your art, songs, voice, intuition, dreams, and days.
What if hidden is just another word for “too big to be seen?” If Great Love is un-pin-downable maybe those of us who dance with it are, too.
It’s not easy to find community spaces that embrace one’s spiritual hunger to honor all beings, dance, play, pray, think, serve, enjoy humor, speak the truth, and be down to earth. The challenge is that without community, hiddenness feels like isolation. Sometimes we embrace it. Sometimes we rebel. Sometimes it’s worse. We can feel incompetent and undesirable. We want to be faithful, but how?
I’m on this journey. Fortunately, I’ve had mentors, friends, spiritual teachers and an out-of-the-blue voice that said, “These are your three directives: Clarity of vision. Efficiency of energy. Courage to love. WOW!
Today, with the support of InterPlay I heed body wisdom as inherent to spiritual intelligence and ensoulment. A rich body of knowledge and practices allows me to play, be resilient and show up for the time we are in. If you are seeking support for your deepest calling consider scheduling a meeting with me.
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Franciscan Richard Rohr, a prolific, eloquent teacher and guide for our times, recently wrote on body wisdom, soul, and collective stuckness. Drawing from Resmaa Menakem, My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, he shares the growing awareness of historical white stuck trauma.… Read more
You are a sensitive being. You feel and notice more than most. What do you do when a toxic leader is driving you crazy? When this happens, you and I need to engage different muscles, soul muscles. Maybe you are already using them. I was once a minister in… Read more
Next week! Last chance to sign up for this 2020 year-long course Initiations in the Art of Ensoulment with the Self-Care Playbook for Sensitive Leaders and Mystics. Dedicate the year to body, soul, and wisdom needed to thrive and lead in these days. Choose one of two online monthly workshop… Read more
Our ancestors were not naive. They were incredibly attuned to the cosmos, radically dependant on nature, and wildly perceptive. They relied on the gestalt of the collective’s cumulative senses to discern patterns and discover Earth’s wisdom for them over time. Their masterful spiritual intelligence was practical and mystical leading them… Read more
Join an upcoming 90-minute training that reframes our struggles as wisdom initiations, and credentials our lives as wise, slightly weird, glorious and necessary. Times: Friday, Nov 22, 1030-12 pm pst or Thursday, December 5th, 3-430pm pst Can’t make it? Sessions are recorded and come with a pdf. Individual follow-up… Read more
Friday Nov 22, 1030-12pm pst or Thursday, December 5th, 3-430pm pst Are you a Gifted and Sensitive Body? Know someone who is? We often feel like misfits, have abilities that some call weird, get “diagnosed” for being both too big and too small, and struggle with balancing energy. … Read more
In the coming days, how will you, as a mystic and sensitive leader, dance in body, mind, heart and soul? How will you stay true to the ethic of love, play, and your sacred relationship with life without succumbing to fear, despair, or rage? I invite you to spend the… Read more
I am pleased to announce that Soyinka Rahim and I will offer a workshop at the 30th-anniversary conference of Spiritual Directors International next April 21-24 in Santa Fe, with the additional possibility of a quiet Hidden Monastery Retreat beforehand. The Spiritual Directors International Conference days are full of offerings from… Read more