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 will continue to offer my Energy Healing for Sexual Trauma and Abuse teleseminar twice a year – I just completed a session in summer 2013, so look for the next offering in Winter 2014. Please consider private sessions if you would like to do this work with me before then.
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.) Sliding scale available for those in need. Email lameditation[at]earthlink[dot]net or go to The Maat Institute to register.
I hope you’ll join me!