Thursday, December 12, 2013

Next Heart on Fire Workshop Open for Registration!

One of my greatest challenges in life...no...my greatest challenge in this life has been to understand the true nature of love. To understand that real love is not ever mean. It is never cruel or hurtful. Never. Period. When we act in those ways, we are not acting in love. When we act in those ways, we are disconnected from love which is god which is our true nature.

Love is also not finite. It is infinite and there is enough for all of us and then some...because it's infinite. Love is never stingy. It doesn't hold back.

Love has no opposite.

Love is our foundation. When we get this real love stuff, when we work from love and in the name of love, we are able to fulfill our unique purposes on this planet. We are able to be courageous. We are able to take risks.

A very large number of us did not get this love growing up and then we enter into "adult" relationships with a lot of messed up ideas and wonder why they are not fulfilling, why we walk this earth like hungry ghosts, unable to ever get enough of anything to make us finally feel whole.

I work on this every day. Every. Day.

And in my spiritual practice I have found a helper in this area.

This helper is the focus of the next Heart on Fire distance workshop, in which we synthesize movement, mantra, writing, and ritual for self-transformation. We do this through the lens of an archetype.

Watch the video to find out who it is!


Heart on Fire
(See the Video for the Archetype!):
Internalizing the Unconditional Love
of Divine Mother to Live
Our Bravest Lives

Starting Sunday, February 16th
Running for Six Weeks
$108


What We'll Be Covering Week to Week

Each week, we'll be working with one theme in a variety of ways.

Week One:  Your Love Story -- what do you believe about love? Where did you learn about love? How has this worked out for you?

Week Two:  Unconditional Love -- what the heck is it!? What does it look like in action? Is it even real?!

Week Three:  Working with the Archetype -- how do we integrate working with an archetype into our lives? How do we nurture this kind of relationship? What should we expect from it? We will also explore specifics of the mythology and beliefs and symbols of this archetype.

Week Four:  Living Yes -- how does someone live their yes? We'll break down the particular traits of someone who lives their yes and how we can grow those traits in our own hearts.

Week Five: Yes in Action -- what would yes look like in your own life? How do you even get started? What kinds of supports for yes can you set up in your life?

Week Six: Pregnant with Possibility -- A yes lived life grown from unconditional love -- how is this even possible? What could grow from this kind of love? How do we continue to grow from this place?

How It Works

Materials for the course will be uploaded to a private, password protected blog where they will stay available for many months after the course is finished.  Materials will be uploaded as text and as PDFs so you can download if that is helpful to you.

For interaction with me and with others in the group, there will be private (not visible at all to anyone else) Facebook groups (multiples so each group can stay small and intimate). This is where conversation and questioning can happen. I'll be in and out of that group many times every single day to support you in this challenging work.

For the six weeks, the following schedule will be followed for uploading materials:

Sunday: A video in which I discuss that week's theme. Written material describing that week's ritual based work.

Tuesday: Mantra and movement work will be available.

Thursday:  Writing prompts.

What Do We Actually DO?

For ritual based work, we start by creating an altar to the archetype. These altars are meant to reflect your unique personality and your relationship to the archetype. They are also meant to carry your intentions and we'll discuss all the ways they can do that.

Finally, the altar is a hub for all the different activities. It is an active space. Not at all passive. I encourage people to do their movement and writing near the altar, for example.

Another option this time around is the use of prayer beads. I'll be discussing those the first week and I will be providing options and prompts for their use throughout our time together.

Mantra is the use of internal (or external) sound to experience emotional openings. Often the mantra work will be in combination with the movement work.

Movement work will include specific music for you to try, along with actual suggestions for exploration of your body as a vehicle for prayer and spiritual work.

The writing prompts will be just that -- prompts, questions, ideas meant to help you dive even further into each week's topics.

Remember, the point of this work is synthesis, so we'll also be learning how to put all of this together!

Heart on Fire
(See the Video for the Archetype!):
Internalizing the Unconditional Love
of Divine Mother to Live
Our Bravest Lives

Starting Sunday, February 16th
Running for Six Weeks
$108


If you have any questions, feel free to email or Facebook me.

I look forward to this journey with you, and may we all come out the other side with open hearts, full of unconditional love and the bravery for which we were born.



If you want to explore more deeply how to create an at-home dance sadhana (spiritual path) practice, you could join my super secret Facebook group, Inferno of Awesome. This group is invisible until you're added. FIRST, make sure you are my friend on FB, and SECOND, ask me to add you.