“I’m wondering if you can give me more info about the eCourse Into the Dark Night. What is a typical purpose or reason for a sister to join? What is your intention for us? Thank you.”
We begin Sunday, March 16th, 2014.
What is this, you ask?
We can answer this in one phrase. We can say our intention is that “you will have yourself.” That you will come to accept, above all else, you, as you are. It is as simple as that. The difficulty in this simple response is that we, as mystic guides in this eCourse and as sojourners Into the Dark Night, know that this intention of having yourself is multi-layered and often the layers get darker, not lighter, as you let die the illusions that hold you back from your journey home to Self. You are always changing. You are never the same. This makes knowing yourself and your connection to Life and Love and Mystery extremely complicated.
We believe the re-uniting with Soul is a downward descent rather than an upward climb, and for this reason it is not a path that is clearly marked or neatly paved or painted in gold. Your humanity is required.
The Wild Shadowlands
The shadowlands are the dark places where we find ourselves again and again: a newly uncovered layer of grief, endless questions with no quick or satisfying answers, relentless pain. The work of uprooting fear and shame which so often lurk deep below the surface. But it can also be the dark otherworld where life begins and ends and we come face to face with ourselves; where life is transformed in the metaphysical womb, the cocoon, the earth. We thrash about with God here, or at least our understanding of God, spirituality, ourselves, the world and all of the things for which we can't explain or have difficulty accepting. The shadowlands of the soul are a place of magic. Of mystery. Of all things, mystery.
You are not required to share your sojourn with others but if you do, through this eCourse and our community you will find the kind of sacred witness that says “I'm here and I see you” and allows you space to wrestle on your own. No one can tell you what your dark path will entail. To truly look yourself in the eyes you have to allow yourself access to the wild shadowlands. They look different for everyone and sometimes we must go through them alone, but a hand to hold in the dark can bring courage when we need it most.
Meister Eckhart tells us that “God becomes and God unbecomes.” Through Into the Dark Night we will both belong and unbelong, for no one else can walk our descent for us. The sort of belonging we are speaking of in this eCourse is the sort of belonging that has bloody knees, dirty fingernails and a sweaty brow. It is intense work. It is our intense and passionate work. It is our intense and passionate work on our own behalf. It is the most satisfying work we have found. It is a work that connects one to her soul voice, the voice that says, “I matter.”
This eCourse is for you if:
- You have lost your voice.
- You have taken to condemning or shaming yourself
- You are a worn-out people pleaser
- You are overwhelmed by life and feel a deep calling to something more
- You are shifting, and feel like a new you is on the horizon
- Your past traditions and world views and mode of operation are no longer working
- You are experiencing a new influx of “negative” emotions such as fear, anger, grief, suffering.
- You feel as if you’re just waking up.
- You have lost touch with God
- You are questioning your spiritual beliefs
- You feel stuck or imprisoned
- You have lost faith or hope or love
- You don’t know who you are
- You don’t know who God is
- You call yourself a wanderer, a mystic, or a gypsy
- You have no sense of belonging
- You are misunderstood.
- You sure would like a hand in the dark and a voice to say “me too.”
First and foremost this eCourse is only for you if you’re willing to show up and do the hard work of loving yourself and letting yourself be loved. It is ridiculous how unbelievably hard this actually is.
You don’t come into this dark place to hibernate or have someone else spoon feed you. You come here with a bit of a snarl, ready to use your incisors, but paradoxically allowing yourself to be put through the fire should that be necessary. You’re fighting, after all for your life, and you don’t come here to sleep. You come here to wake-up and stay awake. You know this will hurt. You have a hunch it’s worth it.
The eCourse provides a rich-supply of resources that will prompt questions, reveal illusions, offer support, give new perspective and strengthen your commitment to returning to yourself. You will glean new ways of seeing through the dark. You will learn to identify the sort of glimmers that awaken mystery and deliver secret messages from your soul. You will learn to listen. And you will understand the glistening paradox which says that it's only though losing your Self will you find your Self.
“Finding Home in that which is hidden. Sensing the Sacred in everything. Wandering into the Wild. All is magic. All is Mystery. All is grace.”
— The Wild Mystics
Join us and a gathering tribe of gorgeous wild women as we journey through two luscious full moons, the end of Lent, Easter and Earth day.
You might wish to join with a friend? Or if you know someone who would benefit from a guided, creative sojourn through their own dark night of the soul, a deep shadowy descent accompanied by a wild tribe of artists, gypsies, doubters, wanderers, and mystics, consider gifting them a spot in our course? If you choose to register a friend, include their name and email address in a note and we will send them a special email welcoming them to our tribe. For more information, please view Into the Dark Night.