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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

 

Contact

 

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

Writing into the Holy We

December 15, 2017

It is an honor to be asked to endorse a book. I’ve endorsed three recently, all InterPlay friends and folk– Christine Painter’s The Wisdom of the Body, Connie Pwll Tyler’s Earth Woman Tree Woman Quartet, and Beverly Voss’ book of poems Sycamore Skies.  Words offer a sacred path. An early… Read more

This Little Light of Mine, I’m gonna let it SHRINE!

December 1, 2017

It’s going to be a big shrining weekend for me. As some of you know I have a shrine workshop in Jingletown near Alameda. Its been five years or so that kooky, wonder-filled shrines have been flowing out of me.  The word shrine comes from the old English scrin “ark (of the… Read more

Soul Retrieval– A standard medicine when one loses a natural ability?

November 20, 2017

Sadly, soul loss today is so common that most don’t know that we are experiencing anything out of the ordinary. Our beings have a built-in survival strategy that put beautiful parts of our soul “on hold” or get sent off for a holiday in a better place. That is how… Read more

“It all turns on Affection” Wendell Berry

November 6, 2017

I looked across the waiting area at Gate 22 out of Oakland and saw Mary Busby, the fairy godmother of one of the most beautiful sacred bookstores on the planet, Sagrada. We were both heading to Albaquerque. Because of Southwest’s open seating arrangement I grabbed a couple of seats and… Read more

Carolyn North, in her 80th year mystic on “HOW MUCH TIME DO WE HAVE?”

November 1, 2017

Carolyn sends me her writings. THANK GODDESS! We share our intuitive research and discover we are often on a parallel track!  Like me, Carolyn is a life-long dancer and embodied researcher of life and wisdom. She’s been a scholar of 12th century manuscripts at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, a… Read more

Alison Luterman: On Art, Fire, and Holding Close to Your Loves

October 29, 2017

  Alison is a friend, a celebrated poet, an InterPlayer, Wing It! performer and deep hearted mystic. In her monthly newsletter she wrote about the oasis of our art practices and feisty creative communities in these times. That and the poem The Great Fire by Jack GIlbert got right to… Read more

Dance Chapel offers Wisdom and Space in these difficult times

September 25, 2017

Monday at 5pm pst online/Thursday 9:30 am pst online- sign up here.  Zoom into a Hidden Monastery that dances to pray. Gifts of body wisdom and support abound.   In the meantime, “Life Goes On” by Howard Thurman “During these turbulent times we must remind ourselves repeatedly that life goes… Read more

12 great spiritual leaders

July 18, 2017

  Interested in the InterPlay Life Practice Program for Spiritual Leaders. Do you get it about dancing, singing, and telling stories? Want to go deeper? Online Information Sessions Next Wednesday, July 26, 2017 • 10:30 am (CA time) Email Cynthia to participate at Cynthia@interplay.org. See the InterPlay website for full program info.… 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.

ancient-trees-beth-moon-6

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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