Julia McKay at a Hidden Monastery Retreat in New Mexico

I welcome you to the Hidden Monastery of body and soul where will find the Free Online Dance Chapels, a Year-Long Course on Ensoulment using the SelfCare Playbook for Mystics, the Fall 2020 Life Practice Program for Spiritual Leaders, and a host of other buried treasures.

 

The wildest adventures of life are so close, they’re hidden. Each body and soul conceals and reveals Earth in her glory. What if “hidden” is another word for “too big to be seen?” Great Love is un-pin-downable. We who dance with Great Love are, too. Very slowly, I embrace and bow to this truth.

Crazy as it is, there’s a magnificent sacred coming out party going on.  The birthrights of dance, story, song, and playfulness are being restored to the center of spiritual intelligence. Earth is speaking to us again. As a co-founder of InterPlay I’ve watched 1000’s regain freedom, creativity, resilience, and health these last 30 years. For some, like me the quest goes even deeper. Learning to suffer and create through current social and climate crises, Love is reinitiating many of us in the art of ensoulment. This is not as hard as it seems when we do it together.

 

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

 

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; 9:30 and 4:30 PST Sunday’s 4:30 pm with Trish Watts & Jane Siarny Mondays 4:30 pm pst with Cynthia Winton-Henry Tuesdays 9:30 pm with Rehana Tejpar Tuesdays 4:30 pm pst… 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

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

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