Upcoming Events with MICHAEL MEADE
Join us for an evening of surprising ideas, a soulful and mythological view of current affairs and a resounding collective call to find unity and wholeness in this time of conflict and confusion.
Soul is the source of change; it is both the seat of emotions and the ground of our being. Through soul we connect to the most ancient knowledge as well as to the most immediate events of life. Soul holds the secret to creating genuine culture and it is our inner thread to the heart of nature. When there is enough soul present nature and culture can become reconnected and both can be served.
Each person, regardless of age or status, carries within them an innate connection to the accumulated treasure of the human soul. Yet, the modern world keeps losing the deep soul connections, leaving people at odds with each other, increasingly disconnected and often disheartened. At the same time, meaningful change and genuine transformation are the secret aims of the tensions and troubles we encounter in life.
Amidst conflicts and chaos the soul instinctively seeks to awaken and grow the original design that it carried to life. Yet, change, so greatly desired, is not easily accomplished because genuine change requires one’s whole life to be altered; mind and body, spirit and soul. When oriented from the deep self and soul within us our choices can become meaningful and our experiences can become revelatory rather than isolating or traumatizing.
Even when everything breaks down the roots of soul know where to reconnect. When there is enough soul present we can touch the Soul of the World and become able to help both nature and culture to renew.
We live in the midst of extraordinary times and the human soul expects to find extraordinary experiences. For, each soul carries its own inner law or dharma; each has a calling to answer and a way of serving the world. Amidst radical changes in climate and in culture, creation wishes to continue, yet can only work through the souls of those alive at a given time. There may be no better time than these troubled times to learn the pattern set within the soul and claim the mythic thread that brought each of us to life.
The issue is not that there are no answers to the burning questions of life; the real difficulty is the problem of tuning-in to the paths our souls would have us take. Being in a “mythic condition” allows us to reconnect to the creative core that holds the dream of our being and the true aim of our life. When in touch with the soul’s mythic thread we can find the arts and practices, the aims and meanings that allow our souls to grow deeper, our imagination to expand and our spirits to awaken.
Ancient people relied on myth and ritual to heal the wounds of culture and draw upon the renewing energies of nature. Myth and ritual touch the entire person, spirit and mind, body and soul. In the eye of the soul nature and culture are secretly woven together, so that working with one requires engaging the other. There may be no better time to reclaim and relearn the ancient arts of myth and ritual in order to assist with the healing of nature and the renewal of culture.
This workshop will draw upon the redeeming functions of myth and ritual as vessels of imagination and regeneration that can open new ways to see the world and new paths to follow.
Introduction to Creative Ritual ● Using Ascending Symbolic Order ● Activation of innate vision ● Finding inner resources ● Healing as a revolutionary act ● Activism on the Level of Spirit and Soul
Join Michael Meade for an evening of surprising ideas, a soulful and mythological view of current affairs and a resounding collective call to find unity and wholeness in this time of conflict and confusion.
One way to view the chaos in the world around us is to imagine we are in a collective initiation of the soul. The storms and tragedies of contemporary life can be seen as a spiritual crisis where we must find a greater sense of self or become more subject to increasing feelings of anxiety and helplessness. Initiation means to awaken to who we are at our core. Amidst chaos and confusion, the soul instinctively seeks to awaken and grow the original design that it carried to life.
The soul is always on the verge of some great awareness and on the edge of awakening to a more genuine way of being. The exacting struggles encountered in life open pathways to the center of the self where purpose waits to be found, where vitality can ever be renewed, where spirit whispers its precise calling.
Our true guide is the deepest image in our soul, the divine spark and core imagination that brought us to life. The exact knowledge needed for healing and growth resides within the individual, waiting to be revealed through life-changing, initiatory events. When the world around us becomes dark and increasingly troubled, it is time to seek again the soul’s great adventure.
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