Description & Registration:
Important notice: If this is your first series and you have not met me before, please phone 604-222-4111 prior to registering. This is a routine check-in to make sure this series is a good fit for you.
1) Vancouver’s Spring Series: “Part 2: Connecting to the Universal Intelligence of the Heart”
This series includes a 4-hour Inner Constellation Mobile (ICM) on Sunday May 26 from 1 – 5 PM. This 4-hour session supports the integration of the series within a larger field of practice.
Please Note: Both the Vancouver and on-line series involve a weekly 20 minute “experiential” phone dyad with other participants.
Cost:$209.00 Continuity Discount (participants completing the series immediately prior)
2) On-line Spring Series: “Part 2: Connecting to the Universal Intelligence of the Heart”
- This series includes a private 20 minute Sound Healing session.
- An alternative option is to join Vancouver’s 4-hour Sunday Inner Constellation Mobile (virtually) on May 26 (1- 5 PM).
(Description as above.) The series is conducted through Zoom. It is easy to access with no extra cost to participants.
Cost:$209.00 Continuity Discount (participants completing the series immediately prior)
3) A Self-Paced 30-Day “Journey into Stillness”
“A Self-paced 30 Day Journey into Stillness: This is a series of thirty (20 minute) guided meditations on the practice of inner stillness and relating to Silence. It also includes a daily on-line option for questions or comments. After purchasing, you will receive the entire series. Enjoy!
* Please respond in the comments section below for questions, or if you wish to join the Inner Constellations e-mail list.
The Principles of Group Exploration
Regular group Practice eventually births an Inner-Listening that reveals direction in a quiet and mysterious way. By taking inquiring steps in this direction, we begin to birth the deeper realities of our essential nature. This is often a surprising and revelatory experience. A feeling of having arrived somewhere we have been all along, but not consciously recognized, is not uncommon.
When this happens within group practice, we begin to glimpse a new order between us that feels exciting and enlivening. Within the resonance of a committed group, we may find ourselves relating to others differently as old habits of relating recede. Within the wake of this recession, a heightened experience of Heart-connection surfaces. The energetic Heart begins to feel grounded and engaged, informing and guiding our individual and collective transformation.
We are in the middle of a struggle to birth — and live — a new order of spiritual awareness and intelligence. It is clear to me that this birthing requires three foundations: 1) our sincere and regular individual effort; 2) grounded, compassionate, and committed leaders who are themselves integrating this “new order”; 3) and a community of like-minded/hearted people within which to practice and consolidate (embody) the emergence of this new order/intelligence.
The heart of Stillness in Relationship is manifested within the centre of our being as a fluid (non-local) relationship to the whole. At first, this seems like an impossibility because we are conditioned to identify strongly with “parts” rather than wholes. Each class series focuses on the nervous system as a reliable feedback loop, both for the conditioned and unconditioned potential within us. With practice and group support, we begin to experience a deep presence within us that is also available in stillness and movement. We begin to discover “an already-present Stillness” that is also available “in Relationship.”
When we exchange with others from within this place, we begin to glimpse the enormity of our individual and collective potential to live from within a deep and abiding resonance with the Whole. It is here that the Universal Heart at the centre of our being begins to awaken and inform us.
Participant comments are available at http://lauramadsen.ca/testimonials/
Group Practice is beneficial for 2 reasons:
1) We create a collective field of energy that can be felt and experienced in our nervous system. This shared experience supports our individual trust in the unseen, unknowable mystery that sustains us.
2) We practice relating with others through the increased spaciousness of higher levels of knowing. This helps to integrate habits of “emotional contraction” and/or “over-conceptualization.”
Previous Class Series:
Winter 2019 “Part 1: Connecting to the Universal Intelligence of the Heart”: The heart is an instrument of connection: both the human (individual) heart and the Universal (Cosmic) heart. As spiritual beings we feel whole when our instrument of connection is functioning. Practicing the energetic resonance of a YES to how we are experiencing life in this moment is profoundly liberating and informative–even if the YES begins with our resistance and/or physical, mental, or emotional contraction!
Fall 2018 “The Art of Listening & the Human Condition”: This series explores the relationship between the Inner Constellations of Listening and Human Conditioning. Understanding the relationship between these two Constellations is a vital resource for embodying a grounded spirituality. Our ability to live in the world from an integrated depth depends upon the development of this relationship.
Spring 2018 “Spaciousness & Inner Constellations”: It is a liberating experience to be able to attune to the nervous system (NS) from inner-spaciousness. It is in this field of generosity that we can begin to acknowledge inner constellations that have been hidden from consciousness. When not met with consciousness these inner constellations often become projections onto others or areas of numbness within us. Recognizing and experiencing (physically and emotionally) the presence of these inner constellations grows an Inner-Awareness and Spaciousness
Winter 2018 “Calming the Nervous System through Connection”: “Calming the Nervous System” is much more than just relaxing the body. From a spiritual perspective, calmness is developed through a spacious relationship to life as it is in this moment. Within this deep spaciousness, a Trust is experienced that allows the nervous system to ground and find roots in life. From here, our life begins to serve in ways that both thrill and challenge. This dynamic opens us to new landscapes within, revealing areas to be explored and integrated.
Fall 2017 “Restoring Structures in Consciousness”: As we choose again and again to re-align ourselves with the depth and spaciousness of Inner Silence, “structures in consciousness” naturally begin to reveal themselves. For the most part, these structures operate without our awareness, but they deeply effect how we feel, and the world that we co-habit. These structures could be described as “constellations,” “unconscious energy-agreements,” or “morphogenic fields.”
Spring 2017 “The Way of the Heart”: The Universal Intelligence of the Heart emerges from within three distinct energy chambers — each with a unique flavour of transmission. When we learn to trust in these higher dimensions of the heart, we naturally begin to integrate (experience) their intelligence within the body-mind. A “knowing beyond our personal understanding” emerges from within us and between us.
Winter 2017 “The Gift of Engaged Stillness: Energy Awareness as Healing”: We naturally become Still and centred as we focus on our spiritual capacities of intuition and deep receptivity. Discovering ourselves as energetic beings with an innate receptivity to an abundant (always-present) flow of earth energies, cosmic energies, masculine & feminine energies, encoded heart-energy of Scripture (Judeo-Christian, Sufi-Islam, Buddhist Dharma, Bhagavad Gita-Hindu), inter-subjective energies of communion, and receptivity to the energy of Sound. When we are willing to explore beyond structures of concept and belief, we ground ourselves in energy-awareness and discover our innate capacity for healing.
Fall 2016 “Exploring the 3 Faces of God”: This series addresses the importance of following our divine impulse and discovering our root orientation to God/Self. There are three primary paths of God-relationship: I-I (God as first person – I Am That), I-Thou (surrendering to God or Bhakti), and I-We Faces of God (Bhagavad Gita’s “One in the Many and the Many in the One”). Experiencing ourselves through the eternal depths of these primary God-Relationships allows for an innate Trust to emerge within us: we begin to understand that “All is Well” and Life plays out within that.
Spring 2016 “Spiritual Practice as Waking Up, Growing Up, and Showing Up: There are 3 aspects of practice that are important if we are learning to “walk our spirituality in the world”: Waking Up (traditional spirituality or enlightenment), Growing Up (ingesting shadow or unconscious areas), and Showing Up (in the world in surprisingly new ways). The energetic Field of the group can be a powerful container for exploration. We all carry crippled traits that we “think” are “ours,” and try to “fix” before enlightenment, rather than see that they are different aspects of practice or direction of focus. Frequently, these are patterns of generational and/or collective wounding that need to be seen clearly, held tenderly, touched unconditionally. We do this by focusing on the energetic patterns, and leaving “the story” behind (as story often belongs to our patterns of defense & resistance.)