12 Initiations in the Art of Ensoulment:
A Self-Care Playbook for Sensitive Leaders and Mystics
Dedicate your year to body, soul, and the wisdom you need to thrive and lead in the coming days.
- Monthly live, 2-hour (recorded) zoom session offering instruction, interplay, reflection, and practices related to the 12 initiatory arts of ensoulment. See below.
- Read a monthly module from the Self-Care Playbook for Sensitive Leaders and Mystics.’
- Share or request art, poetry, writing, and reflections at the Mystic Heart Wheel Facebook Group.
- An optional monthly session with Cynthia
Licensed acupuncturist Jiling Lin, L.Ac. says, “Ensoulment helped me transition through graduation, board exams, and starting a medical practice. During sessions, I feel met and heard and am able to access and express usually inaccessible states. This helps me be more creative, motivated, and ultimately live a more joyous life, to show up fully for myself, and my patients and students. Snippets of ensoulment tools arise when needed in life and clinical practice, particularly in times of challenge, as gems of beauty that help anchor me into my greatest self, and the Great Mystery of the Universe. Deep gratitude!”
MaryEllen May, filmmaker, and leader of Mythos Journeys says, “Life often feels like too much for my sensitive body, but this year was exceptionally challenging. I’ve often felt trampled, fragmented and compromised just by being in the world. The effects of this in my energetic field and in my physical body left me depleted. I’m incredibly grateful to have connected with Cynthia and the journey of ensoulment last January. It gently carried me through the trials I faced. Each month gifted me with a deeper way of dancing with life’s initiations. It gave me ways to experience these life shifts as gateways. I moved through each gateway with profound appreciation and awe, transformed by the experience rather than trampled by it. Cynthia’s guidance about how to navigate life in a sensitive body and to playfully release and dance has been life-saving. This is a course one can encounter, again and again, going deeper each time. The richness of this course can’t be overstated, I feel very fortunate to have had the chance to take the journey of ensoulment.
In the days ahead, how will you, as a mystic and sensitive leader, dance in body, mind, heart, and soul? How will you stay true to the ethic of love, play, and your sacred relationships without succumbing to fear, despair, or rage? How will you support your family and community to adapt and thrive in times of rapid change?
The word glory means “to make known.” Every spiritual being is here to reveal what is truly glorious. Wouldn’t it be most excellent to know, live, and communicate that? To help our family and community find the radical hope and the practices needed for these times, sensitive leaders and mystics need deeper body wisdom. Are you as a bodyspirit ready to reveal that climate emergency is about emergence, that an apocalypse is a revelation, and that Divine resourcing is here, now, in each of us?
Let’s journey together! It’s never been more important to know how to play and connect!
In co-founding InterPlay, I uncovered the art of body wisdom in our birthright practices: movement, voice, story, and stillness. If you have ease in your body, then you may be ready for this invitation to ensoulment.
I’ve designed 12 Workshops that strengthen connection and care for soulful, wise, and what some call magical living. Participants receive a Monthly Two Hour Online Workshop based on chapters from the SelfCare Playbook for Sensitive Leaders and Mystics, resource videos, and a forum for Online Community Support. I recommend adding the monthly coaching at a reduced cost to address your own unique explorations and body wisdom.
Purpose of the Course
To be ensouled is to dance the wise beauty of the cosmos. This is not an individual task. All of Life initiates and teaches us our place in the dance. To be centered in your Soul is to know your challenges as initiations.
To find the blessings of the dance depends on how you meet your initiations. You do not have to be perfect. You only have to dance.
The dance of ensoulment is a journey of fully opening to the joy and suffering of your human body. As you do you attune to the physicality of your Soul. It’s here that you gain strength to endure, rejoice, and know peace. A big secret is that Nature, Dance, Song, and Sacred SIlence are the fastest ways to sense soul or what some call fundamental consciousness.
The ancient initiations into embodied wisdom can be tricky to find. That is why I created the Hidden Monastery, to make it a teeny bit easier to practice the artful dance of body AND soul.
This course attunes you to
- The primal desires of body and soul: to create, play and rest
- The Three Directives: efficiency of energy, clarity of vision, and courage to love.
- 12 arts in the dance of ensoulment and how to practice them.
- Spontaneity- the signature of free will, synergy and synchronicity.
To enroll for this year-long course send your deposit of $80.00 to
Cynthia Winton-Henry at 2273 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
or through PayPal . I also accept Venmo payments.
You’ll receive monthly module documents, videos, and coaching support starting in January. Time TBA. I’ll arrange your monthly coaching appts with you when you enroll.
- $80/month includes a monthly online workshop
- $120/month include one-to-one monthly coaching
To repeat this program I offer half off for the course, with videos. And, I suggest one to one coaching as most of us need ongoing support with the following 12 initiations.
12 arts in the dance of ensoulment and how to practice them.
Your Core Lifeiations
Initiation One: If You Don’t Pray It Can Kill You: Invoke Your Soul Team. Community, Teachers, Ancestors, both seen and unseen. Honor them, and you will be on your way to supportive, divine initiations.
Initiation Two: Don’t Count on Your iPhone for Wisdom: Activate Your Real Flow-Power– the power to move, tell, voice, and just be. Upload the unique hidden and visible gifts that generate the flow that allows you to listen in and learn from mystery.
Initiation Three You Really Here Are Here On Purpose–You just need to differentiate your gifts, calls, and your needs to divine your purpose. Put on your seatbelt as you activate the poetry of the purpose shining through your soul credentials.
Initiation Four: Don’t Get Over Yourself, Be Human: Bow to Your Human Limits– Everything from this point forward embraces death and appetite as part of body wisdom. All you have to do is practice the art of bowing.
Initiate Your Super Powers
Initiation Five: Denounce Forced Integration and the Socialization of Bigger and Higher is Better–Learn to InterPlay Between Your Big and Little Bodyspirit, Honor Ordinary Life and Find Serenity.
Initiation Six: Break Out of Old Narrow Ways of Seeing that Inhibit Soul to Claim Your Soul Sight– Your brain sees in all directions. Practice seeing from both your higher and your ordinary self using your mystic gyroscope.
Initiation Seven: Recover from Being Overly Responsible for Things You Cannot Change: Know Your Body And Release Things Inside You That Are Not Yours– Honor mirror neurons. Practice shaking and dancing to neutralize, cleanse connections.
Initiation Eight: Refuse Getting Boxed In: Enjoy and Balance Your Power Centers and Enneagram Points– Check in with your Kundalini Driver, Belly Collaborator, Heart Organizer, and Crownstar Visionary. Use the EQ quiz to foster a more beautiful dance across all nine points of the Enneagram.
Initiation Nine: Liberate yourself from the Western Clock, Take Your Time & Take Your Space–Slow down and speed up time. Learn how to expand and contract physical space and enjoy life.
Your Sacred Interactivity
Initiation Ten: No Trespassing, even those who love me, Tend Your Sacred Cords and Body Agreements. Are you troubled by your relationships? We’re connected kinesthetically, in an energetic field alive with cords. Rules of engagement across systems, seen and unseen, are needed to respect your body wisdom.
Initiation Eleven: Navigate Worst Nightmares of Shunning, Rage, and Despair. Build Your Courage to Love. Attach to Guidance that loves your highest good. Learn What it is to Trust Your Power. Dance 5 Dynamics of Change: Instead of trying to let go, invite bodies to play with change.
Initiation 12 Play as if Life depended on it: Dance with Your Magical Spontaneous Hook-Up. Play the Field– Use your Heart Mic. Practice the art of ecstatic following Connect and drop connections. Stream the Field. Direct your kinesthetic imagination to track soul.
With you in the mystic and everyday dance both hidden and revealed,