Welcome to this Hidden Monastery. I’m dedicated to visionaries, mystics, healers, leaders, scholars, contemplatives, fools and artists in the Divine Dance of Life.
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Were you guided here? Wonder what’s next? Were you born to honor soul, life and death and to guide others to the same? Interested in spiritual intelligence and how to speak to your visions beyond the psychological model? Are you called to honor your 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 some gift that Spirit wants you to incorporate?
In this Hidden Monastery we play with the Art of Being Ensouled, I cllaim body wisdom as integral to Life’s mystery, seek to speak plainly and humbly about injustice and restore our imagination and power to realize health in all relations.
You can explore the tabs above. They open doors to spaces where people dance, write, make art, sing, discern one’s dreams, sightings, voices, and honor intuition.
The An Online Dance Chapel-, a beautiful weekly online community
Wisdom Classes, Retreats, Conteplative Online Writing.
One to One Spiritual Coaching.
A Spiritual Instruction Library full of Mystic Tech Tools.
Some of us are born mystics. Grace is our life’s work. But its not an easy vocation. We struggle with being seen and even how to practice.
I know how tricky it is to find spaces that embrace our 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 can be just a word for “too big to be seen.” Great Love is un-pin-downable. You know you are connected to everything. Yet, often we seem to play just to the left or right of visibillity. Here is my prayer for you as one in the hidden monastery
To bring body AND soul fully online and into the world we need art, contemplation, the technologies of divine communication, wise companionship. And today, one more thing is needed. Community. May this space serve you.
I’m in this dance for keeps. You can read about my journey in Chasing the Dance of Life. To stay lightly or deeply connected I welcome your subscription.Or Email me directly here. Many blessings.
Learn the art of ensoulment: your purpose, gifts and path!
As a woman and a mother I know of hidden cruelty. But to see it publicly endorsed? Action is needed, and so too is emotional and spiritual grief support for those of us too familiar with this reality. It’s a hard thing to be still, to breathe, or to even… Read more
InterPlay began with Wing It! Performance Ensemble, our lab for performative community creativity. Wing It! continues to this day. Elders and youngers play at a high and honest level, exercising all of our personal and collaborative faculties in voice, storytelling, dance AND in body, mind, heart, and spirit. In Wing It’s… Read more
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. In this hour-long training we shift from labeling people as overly sensitive to… Read more
Hidden does not mean inaccessible. In fact, love loves to be generous. This is one of the most astounding facts. “Ask and ye shall receive.” Yet who asks? “Knock and the door shall be opened.” Yet, do we knock? One thing I have learned about being embodied is that… Read more
As many of you know, I’m a curator of a Hidden Monastery and love to support you in yours! I’m a student of the dance of life and studied theology and the arts in grad school. I am lucky that my day job is being an art based teacher,… Read more
Move, Share, Sing, Write, Make Art where body and soul need no explanation, artfulness is natural and diversity and mystery are holy ground. Friday 10:30-12 Body Meditation at InterPlayce Catered Lunch Friday 2-6 Shrine Making Workshop: Jingletown Art Studio Optional Dinner Out Saturday 10-12:30 Body Wisdom for Our Time at InterPlayce Lunch… Read more
In 1992 dad got the biggest badass brass eagle award they give. It’s called the Grandslam of Ultra Running. Today I have that huge bronze eagle up on a shelf with its little bronze inscriptions that note Old Dominion 100 Mile Endurance Run, Western States 100 mile Endurance Run, Leadville… Read more
It’s Give InterPlay Day here in the Hidden Monastery. YAY! When Phil Porter and I started InterPlay in 1989 we had a secret intent–to heal splits. We knew our lives were connected to everything especially when we danced. Sadly, our culture splits body from soul, male from female from all… Read more