Welcome to a Hidden Monastery dedicated to visionaries, mystics, healers, leaders, scholars, contemplatives, fools and artists in the Divine Dance of Life. It’s an honor to have you stop by. Scroll down to find out more and to see recent blog posts.
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Were you guided here? Wonder what’s next? Feeling too alone and weird? Tired of explaining your special gifts and challenges? Interested in spiritual intelligence and how to speak to more than a psychological model? Are you called to align to the ancestral DNA with all of its horrors and hopes? In search of the confidence to serve as an artist, healer, or spirit worker? Challenged by a gift that the Divine wants you to incorporate? Were you born to honor soul, life and death and to guide others to the same?
Come practice the Art of Being Ensouled. We can claim body wisdom as integral to Life’s mystery, speak plainly and humbly about injustice and seek the imagination and power to realize health in all our relations. Explore the tabs above to open doors to spaces where we can dance, write, make art, sing, discern one’s dreams, sightings, voices, and honor intuition.
There’s An Online Dance Chapel, a beautiful weekly online community hosted by Cynthia, Nancy Phaltgraf, and Jane Siarny
Wisdom Classes and Retreats
One to One Spiritual Coaching: one time or ongoing.
A Spiritual Instruction Library full of Mystic Tech Tools.
Were you born to be a mystic? Is grace your life’s work? Do you struggle with being seen? I know how tricky it is to find spaces that embrace a spiritual hunger to dance, play, pray, think, serve, enjoy humor, be down to earth and always open our hearts in community. Because of this we are often hidden. Hidden may be a word for “too big to be seen.” Your great Love is unpindownable and connected to the fabric of everything. Yet, often we are just to the left or right of visibllity. Here is my prayer for the hidden monastery
To bring body AND soul fully online we need art, contemplation, and wise companionship, the technologies of divine communication.
May this space serve you. I’m in this dance for keeps. My own journey is in Chasing the Dance of Life. If you want to stay connected fill out this formOr Email me directly here. Many blessings.
Learn the art of ensoulment: your purpose, gifts and path!
“You may have heard of “rigor mortis”––which is a medical term describing the stiffness of a body after death. Rigor used to mean stiffness outside of the corpse context, i.e., sternness. The word changes meaning along with our changing standards for what we want teachers to be.” Synonyms: cogency, rigour, validity Type of believability, credibility, credibleness: the quality of… Read more
Carl Jung said, “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” For me? Ideals can turn on me, turn on others. They can be like crack, a kind of upper where I turn everything and everyone into a project. Visionary highs.… Read more
Terror “Let no one think that the birth of humanity is to be felt without terror. The transformations that await us cost everything in the way of courage and sacrifice. Let no one be deluded that a knowledge of the path can substitute for putting one foot in front of… Read more
Spiritual Intelligence is your total intelligence. It incorporates your mental health, physical health, and relational health and is rooted in how you engage with all beings, understand your story over time and see your purpose as connected to the highest good. It can be seen in the spontaneity of your… Read more
Honoring what Our Bodies Need & Offer in Prayer To restart from the wisdom of the body, almost every subject requires a reorientation of our “mind-set.” I wonder what some of you think about these pointers. Please comment. Physicality is basic to all of life. Physicality extends… Read more
A gift of this new year—a poem to the heartbeat of a call. With gratitude to the sage dancers who without fanfare feed the holy of holies by dancing. The Mystics of all religions say it’s true. Even Scientists agree that DNA Is Love Dancing Now… Read more
Katharine Kunst draws things. A pictorial poet she loves the feel of pencil to page as she draws herself and us into a holy way of seeing. For the last six months, and literally for years now, I’ve been watching her publish and share drawings of chairs, toasters, toothpaste tubes,… Read more
I celebrate David Stendl-Rast, 90 year old interfaith wisdom teacher and gratitude guide leading us into the never before more profound and radical spiritual key of play! He writes, My friends: I’d like to send you warm greetings and good wishes at this festive season. However, it will be festive… Read more