The Universal Heart series is on hold until January 2022. You are welcome to join one of the monthly ICM Workshops and their Follow-up Sound Sessions. (See Workshop section of this website.)
This series is designed to support the subtle nature of our “inner vessel” over an extended period of time. One month of practice with each theme fosters a deeper understanding of that theme as it begins to make its way into our life and consciousness. The weekly Dyad practices help to build more coherence between our inner life and our relationships.
The Universal Heart lies at the centre of the Inner Constellation Mobile and naturally “finds its place within us” as we experience being present for both our conditioned and unconditioned aspects. The monthly format allows for a prolonged steeping in the paradoxical nature of the Universal Heart where: less is more, slower is deeper, and thinking does not lead the way. The transpersonal nature of our connection to the Universal Heart reflects the movement of the morphogenetic field within and between us. This is optimally supported within a community of like-hearted pioneers wishing to explore and ground the profound depth of the Universal Heart in their everyday life.
The spacious exploration within the ICM mobile allows deeper insight into the intelligent healing movements that exist between Human Conditioning and Soul’s higher purpose. As embodied spiritual beings, we are learning “how to live in the world, but not of it.” The monthly Wednesday and Saturday ICM Workshops and Follow-up groups provide a practice space for reframing our understanding and supporting us include the profound generosity of the Universal Heart.
Particularly when used in conjunction with the ICM Workshops, the Universal Heart series provides an ongoing container for exploring shadow and light in a safe manner. Embodied spirituality—or spirituality in and through the body—remains a relatively new paradigm of spiritual practice. Traditional spiritual practices have tended to retreat from culture, whereas an embodied spiritual practice engages with the world immediately around them as their practice. With time and practice, the “compassionate presence” of the Universal Heart begins to soften habits of fear and fragmentation. With increased spaciousness, the influence of the Soul begins to dance within our Heart.
Universal Heart Themes- October 2019 to June 2020
October: Orientation to Spaciousness: Who are we? How are we relating to this moment? This month we will practice consciously connecting to life through different levels of consciousness and experience Spaciousness as the freedom to choose our focus.
November: Human Conditioning through Time, Honouring the Ancestral Lineage: The seed of our becoming bears fruit from within our belonging to the mystery: human evolution as well as our personal lineage through time. Honouring where we have come—complete with all its limitations—enables us to receive life as it is now.
December: The Timelessness of Soul: It’s a long journey but a short distance! The paradoxical nature of embodied awakening. Blessing Force/Denying Force, Grace/Shadow.
January 2020: Understanding the time-bound aspects of self: The conditioning of Culture and Family constellations are not “who I am” but they are my responsibility. Slowing down to connect deliberately with unconscious shadow patterns ensures that our spiritual practice does not become a way of by-passing patterns of pain and trauma
February 2020: Restoring the spiritual sovereignty of the Universal Heart through the Sacred Feminine. The Universal Heart could be compared to a spiritual womb that is nourished through a refined receptivity to God-flow. Through the grounded receptivity of the Inner Feminine, the Universal Heart begins to release her perfume of unceasing praise. This is the landscape of the Mystic’s heart that belongs only to God.
March 2020: Calming the Nervous System through connecting to Nature: Nature Connection though the Five Senses: Receiving the Five Sacred Vowels in the base— studying the smaller (often unnoticed) gifts of nature: insects, tree bark patterns, leaves, blades of grass, earth worms, etc.
April 2020: The Angels are Landing (higher resonances if you prefer!). Receiving and integrating Light in dark times. Choose a Mystic to study for this month. Read about them. Absorb, share in your weekly Dyads your experience (what moves in our body, mind, heart, senses) as you learn about them? What awakens in you?
May 2020: The Power of Yes: seeing, feeling, and validating “what is” is a powerful practice of spiritual embodiment and only truly possible through the Universal Heart. A resonance of Yes is an unquestioning flow of relationship to life just as it is, and the timeless gift of the Universal Heart. The Universal Heart exists only in God or Source and disconnects from nothing.
June 2020: Social Global Witnessing as Embodied Spiritual Action: Listening to the world around us with new ears. Be Still Now: the simple gratitude of embodied awareness.
Structure and Pricing
($425- PayPal, e-transfer, cheque, or cash)
Monthly Schedule: TBA — for now, all classes are hosted on Zoom
During the program, participants receive a 1/3 price reduction on:
- Monthly Saturday or Wednesday ICM Workshops, 10 AM to 12 PM.
- Private 1:1 shadow-integration sessions
- Private Sound Healing sessions.
Important Reminder: 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 program is a good fit for you.