Upcoming Events with MICHAEL MEADE
Amidst all the troubles, uncertainties and growing threats to both nature and culture, the soul still seeks to find and live its inner design and core purpose in life. Genuine transformation has always been the secret aim of the tensions and troubles we encounter on the road of life. Despite and because of all the growing fears and anxieties, our primary task is to find again the great imagination and deep reverence for life that dwells in each soul.
The great religions and the artful practices of diverse cultures have invented many ways to seek the treasury of the soul at the center of life. Each spiritual and traditional practice can lead to the center where the divine waits to be revealed again. Yet, the venerable traditions can only be helpful up to a point. Each person must immerse in the river of change and go against mainstream ideas and common expectations.
Join us on this path of discovery with a diverse faculty who will present ideas and elements of initiation from tribal traditions, spiritual practices and psychological perspectives. Through stories, poems and the compelling speech of the soul; through chanting and meditation; through the suddenness of ideas and the surprise of ritual; we will approach the borders of our knowing and seek to touch the edge of what our souls came to live and to learn. This event will benefit those involved in mentoring and community building, teaching and counseling, environmental activism and social justice.
COST: $795 includes rustic cabins, healthy food and all events. A deposit of $395 will hold your place. Final payment is due July 31st, 2018. Proceeds from this retreat support Mosaic's work with at-risk youth and the Genius Project.
Join mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade for this intensive four-day retreat. Regardless of age or status, each person carries an innate connection to the accumulated treasure of the human soul. This inner inheritance includes surprising capacities for creation, but also instincts for survival and the energy needed for genuine transformation. In Greek myth the clue to finding a meaningful path was known as mitos, the holy thread and inner life-line of the soul.
The sense of inner abundance and genuine orientation is ever nearby; the problem is that the pathways to discovering it tend to be blocked by received ideas, early life traumas and over-adaptation to the needs of others. As in myths and initiation stories, it usually requires a profound conflict or pain for the psyche to open to the great energies at the soul’s center.
Repeatedly, we arrive at significant crossroads and crises that can become the life-changing moments in which the hidden inheritance of the soul tries to enter the world through us. Yet, only if we are willing to suffer the great emotions and constricting attitudes can we give birth to the abundance and unique meaning trying to be born from within.
Each realignment with our innate way of seeing and being becomes a renewal of the eternal youth and wise old sage dwelling at the heart’s center. As long as we trust this inner gradient we keep finding the soul’s path and emerge from life’s struggles with greater self-awareness and gifts to give. Only then can we deliver to a world ruled by scarcity and fear, the hidden abundance of the soul.
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