WE DON’T HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS TO BE OVER.
WE DON’T HAVE TO WAIT TILL THE END OF THE WORK WEEK. TILL AFTER A TRIP, TILL THE END OF THIS DAY. WE DON’T HAVE TO WAIT TILL AFTER THIS MEETING. TILL AFTER THIS EMAIL. TILL AFTER THIS PHONE CALL. TILL AFTER CLEANING THE BATHROOM. TILL AFTER THIS HEAD COLD. WE DON’T EVEN HAVE TO WAIT TILL AFTER WE LOOK UP FROM SCROLLING.
WE DON’T HAVE TO LET OUR TRAUMATIC RELIGIOUS CHILDHOODS, OUR TRAUMATIC HIPPY FAMILIES, OUR ABHORRENCE OF ABUSES OF POWER IN SPIRITUAL COMMUNITIES, OUR FEAR OF LOSING OUR GRIP ON REALITY, OUR AVERSION TO THE AESTHETICS OF WOO WOO, OUR DEPRESSING JOB, OUR MONEY STRESS, OUR RELATIONSHIP DRAMA, OUR POLITICAL COMMITMENTS, OUR DEPRESSION, OUR ATHEISM, OUR ACTIVISM, OUR SKEPTICISM, PREVENT US FROM EXPERIENCING OUR LIVES AS SPIRITUAL, AS FULL OF SPIRIT, AS CONNECTED, AS ALIVE.
WE CAN RECLAIM THIS DEEP HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION TO THE VASTNESS OF LIFE ITSELF, RIGHT NOW. THE CURRENT CONDITIONS ARE NOT INEVITABLE.
This class is for people who feel dissatisfied with their own access to spirit and spirituality, or a feeling of fulfillment, a feeling that they can rest in the midst of their lives. If you feel like you only relax or connect under certain rare circumstances, if you are longing to connect to life itself and other people with less focus on goals / doing and more focus on being / presence - I have made this class for you.
WEEK 1 - TAKING INVENTORY / WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY?
The first week we’ll look at our past, and our assumptions about spirituality and spirit. What did we learn about this growing up? What experiences shaped our approach to life itself, and to life as potentially feeling or being spiritual? What feels like an obstacle to this connection? What do we want now? What kinds of connection and depth are we really seeking in our lives?
WEEK 2 - TOOLS FOR CULTIVATING A RELATIONSHIP WITH SPIRIT
Astrology - a language for spirit, for cause and effect, which helps us connect to the macro level
Meditation - a way to understand what is going on at the micro level
Energy Tools - a way to bridge the gap between the macro and micro, and between formal meditation and everyday life
WEEK 3 - PLACES TO CONNECT TO SPIRIT
Community - people, writing, film, influences of all kinds, remind us that we are not alone in this need
Sexuality - the overlap between sexual connection to ourselves and spiritual connection to ourselves
Nature - dissolving the concept of separation between ourselves and nature
WEEK 4- HOW TO MAINTAIN THIS RELATIONSHIP THROUGH HARD TIMES
We’ll reflect on what tools resonate for us individually, make plans for how to maintain practices over the long term, AND for how to let your practice be flexible enough that it meets the needs of your ever-changing life.
THIS CLASS INCLUDES:
4 40-minute live video lectures by me at 5pm PST each Tuesday Nov. 27-Dec. 18. (will be recorded in case you have to miss).
4 20-minute live video q&a sessions after each lecture where we’ll discuss further online
a new prompt each day of the month which you can use to reflect and write, meditate on, etc
An online class platform that allows you to interact with other students as much or as little as you’d like
one 30-minute phone consultation with me during the month to discuss anything related to your spiritual life