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.

Or attend a retreat, the Free Online Dance Chapel, or the 2021 Year-Long Course on Ensoulment with the SelfCare Playbook for Mystics.

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Link here to my prayer for the hidden monastery.

Many blessings.  Cynthia




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Expanded Online Dance Chapels: Everyday but Saturday.

March 29, 2020

Come hold sacred the Wisdom of the Body. Come move, sing, and honor each other’s bodyspirit in these times…   Times Sunday’s 5 pm with Trish Watts & Jane Siarny Mondays 5 pm pst with Cynthia Winton-Henry Tuesdays12 pm with Rehana TEjpar and Tuesdays 5 pm pst with Stephanie Gesling &… Read more

A 2002 Dream of Coronas and Apocalyptic Night Rainbows

March 22, 2020

If I say, surely the darkness shall cover me, even the night shall be light about me… The darkness and the light are both alike to thee.       – Howard Thurman In 2002 I had a dream. I wrote about it in “The Lucky Dark” chapter in my book,… Read more

If the collective body is in trauma do we protect, or dare to dance?

February 24, 2020

  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

Crazy-Making Times Require Different Muscles, Soul Muscles.

February 10, 2020

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

2020 Offerings from the Hidden Monastery

January 10, 2020

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

Mystics, Artists, Misfits? We are not Mistakes! Ground Your Body Wisdom in a New Paradigm

December 2, 2019

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Your Gifted, Sensitive Body! Next Friday!

November 16, 2019

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

Wisdom for Gifted and Sensitive Bodies

November 10, 2019

  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