Energy Healing for Sexual Trauma and Abuse: 4 weeks, July 7 – July 28th
Walking the Mystic’s Path: 8 weeks, September 29th – November 17th
Note that I will not be offering my women’s energetics and subtle body empowerment course this year as a teleseminar, since the material from that course has been incorporated into my 8-week, self-paced DailyOm course Fall in Love With Your Feminine Power. I may offer a follow-up course in 2014.
Energy Healing for Sexual Trauma and Abuse
4 Sundays, July 7th – July 28th, 9-10:30am PST (participate live by conference call or listen to MP3 recording later)
These four sessions offer energy healing work for women survivors of sexual abuse or trauma. They may be done in conjunction with my free self-healing e-book, Healing the Subtle Body Wounds of Sexual Trauma, or separately. While some of the work in this course is similar to that offered in the e-book, none of it is exactly the same, and it is meant to serve as a complementary course for those interested in healing within a group setting. The private online forum will serve as a powerful means of coming together for this purpose (although participation in that is optional and/or you may participate anonymously if you wish.) As with all of my sexual trauma energy work, this course isn’t meant to be used as a replacement for traditional therapy or medical treatment, but may complement such work, or provide valuable follow-up work for those interested in exploring energy healing. Class fee includes all materials, recordings, and access to the private forum.
Here is an overview of our sessions:
July 7th: Empowering Your Foundation – In our first session we will focus on your first or root chakra, which is often disrupted or wounded as the result of sexual abuse and trauma. This work is designed to connect you to the earth, as well as masculine and feminine energetic sources you can draw upon consistently to serve as a foundation for your entire energetic system. We will work on releasing dysfunctional familial or ancestral root lines that may be inhibiting you, and on ‘planting’ new ones rooted in a connection to nature and on foundational values you hold dear. We will begin our process of shifting your internal energy ‘story’.
July 14th: Releasing Shame, Allowing Joy- Working throughout your energetic system, but particularly in the second or sacral chakra, we will work to clear patterns of self-blame, guilt, and shame, some of which may be the direct result of sexual abuse or trauma, while others may be pre-existing, including those perpetuated culturally regarding female sexuality. Often one of the most damaging aspects of sexual abuse or trauma are the patterns of self-blame that arise, and that can translate into harsh self-judgement, self-sabotage tendencies, and/or a profound fear of pursuing one’s desires. We will work to gently surface and release these patterns, while empowering those connected to your personal joy.
July 21st: Owning Your Power and Voice – Working throughout your energetic system but primarily in your navel and throat chakras, this work will focus on helping you to redefine your personal narrative by releasing the energetic residue of old ones stored in your subtle body, so that you can fully own and embody your personal power and voice. We will help you discover and define how you best access and embody your personal power, and to see internal blocks you may have to expressing your authentic self. We will work on developing healthy energetic boundaries and ‘avatars’ for functioning in the world.
July 28th: Envisioning a New Future – Moving up into the heart and third eye, we will focus on integrating the work we have done, connecting you with your spiritual support system, and opening up your third eye to new possibilities for your life. We will help you own the wisdom you have gained from the struggles you have had in your life, and begin to move towards a new future, fully embodying your power, light, and passion.
The cost for this course is $50, with the option of adding on a one-hour private phone session for the discounted price of $25 (sliding scale available, please contact me if you are in need.) Email lameditation[at]earthlink[dot]net or go to The Maat Institute to register.
Walking the Mystic’s Path
8 Sundays, September 29th – November 17th, 9am – 10:30 PST (participate live by conference call or listen to MP3 recording later)
This is a spiritual intensive designed to empower your path to awakening. Through meditation and energy practices we will open your awareness, surface your energy-related ‘gifts’, identify blocks in your awareness, and work to release and/or transmute them. We will first build a set of foundational practices that you will commit to doing throughout the course, both meditation and mindfulness based. In addition, you will receive other ‘homework’ each week designed to help you explore and empower specific mystic gifts, so that you can discover your unique way of relating to the divine. We will approach this as a universal journey, drawing on practices and teachings from all the world’s major religions, and from the great mystics that have experienced the divine within them. The class includes a private, online forum for questions and discussions, all class materials, and recordings.
September 29th: Becoming a Modern Mystic – In this first session we will establish our intent to awaken, discuss different traditions’ concepts of this process, explore what it means to be a mystic in this day and age, and learn the foundation meditation and mindfulness methods that you will practice regularly for the duration of the course.
October 6th: Ego and Inquiry - We will discuss what the role of the much maligned ‘ego’ is in the spiritual awakening process. What is meant by ‘self’ and ‘identity’, and what is their relationship to mystic experience? How do we integrate our spiritual experiences into our psyche in a healthy, grounded way? We will also establish an inquiry practice for developing true self-honesty, awareness, and vigilance.
October 13th: Seeing & Dreaming - In the next 5 sessions, we will explore the different pathways to experiencing the divine, and for expressing or manifesting it in the world. In this first session we will focus on seeing and dreaming, both symbolic and intuitive, through visual, audial or mental means. We will experiment with each in the class, and then you will choose one to practice during the week with the accompanying exercise.
October 20th: Healing & Martial Arts - We will explore the twin modes of energy direction/manipulation – for healing/reconstruction and for fighting/deconstruction. We will discuss the ethics and challenges of each, the experience of yin/yang in our daily awareness, and what it means to be a spiritual healer and/or a spiritual warrior. Again you will choose one related practice to focus on during the week.
October 27th: Art & Magic - In this session we will focus on ourselves as conduits for creation, and the different ways this might come through us to produce art of any type. We will also discuss what it means to manifest, the roots of this in ancient ‘magic’ practices, and the path of spiritual manifesting. We will practice in class and you will practice on your own during the week.
November 3rd: Nature - We will explore the mystic doorways available to us in nature, the energies of the elements, and our role as guardians and protectors of the earth. We will commune with the divine through nature, and learn how to cleanse and empower our subtle body through our connection to it. You will identify your core elemental needs, and power places, and practice accordingly during the week.
November 10th: Sex and Death - In this session we will explore the mystic pathways offered by sacred sexuality and the death transit, and how we can work with the teachings from traditions that incorporate these, whatever our life circumstances.
November 17th: Love and Freedom - This session will be entirely devoted to a shared journey into awakened awareness. We will seek to know ourselves as pure love and light, and to breakthrough the bonds of our perception. We will discuss integration and follow-through in our daily lives, and how to continue the journey.
The cost for this course is $100, with the option of adding on a one-hour private phone session at a discounted price of $25 (sliding scale available, please contact me if you are in need.) Email lameditation[at]earthlink[dot]net or go to The Maat Institute to register.
I hope you’ll join me!