And Its Unique, Individual Expression in the World
Private sessions create space to use the wisdom of the Heart to explore new spiritual and creative edges. At times, we may explore the dynamics of a life/work situation, or we may ask for a dream to clarify the root of a dilemma and any shift in alignment that we need to make. Cost: Individuals $150/hour, Consultants/Guides $180/hour, Executive Coaching $250/hour.
From the outset, Michael's gatherings were designed not as a teaching forum, but a rich, collaborative art form that awakens the heart's desire and its unique expression in the world - using a combination of silence, honest inquiry and dreamwork with gifts that participants bring - such as painting, music, movement and writing. See Calendar for details.
Michael has worked with leaders, social innovators, activists, guides and other to explore new possibilities and what groups can do to bring a new world into being - through the contemplative and healing arts, spiritual activism, community re-vitalization work, philanthropy, HIV/AIDS, climate change and international development, among other areas.
Not really, many participants in Michael's work have backgrounds in the teacher student framework, but his creative niche came out of an interest in pioneering leadership work and the startling revelation of a divine Self.
In 1996, Michael's desire to know the deepest potential of love unleashed a revolutionary force that tore through his psyche and left a startling view of reality in which the heart is a gateway to the inside of all that we see around us.
Michael's initial work with social innovators brought him to an experimental leadership gathering where a sublime, invisible force drew him beyond the senses into a radiant light as the origin of everything in creation.
While absorbed in this liberated view of reality, Michael spoke a few words when the moment was right while a group of leaders, artists, consultants and guides relied on their own devotion to tune into what is vital and new.
Michael started out by holding small, informal talks around the country, but when the time came to work with people in a more intensive way, he went to the canyons to experiment with a blend of contemplation and action.
Participants are invited to drop out of the mind stream into a natural, reverential silence, breathe the sacred quality of the heart into the field and listen for one thing that they need to hear - for themselves or a world in crisis.
Early on, Michael started to work with dreams as a remarkable source of wisdom about entrenched habits of mind that tend to govern how we live and inhibit the deeper potentials and gifts that are waiting to be born.
Michael's work has nothing to do with religion per se, which tends to be more concerned with enforcing the rules of social morality than with invoking visionary contemplative states that radical mystics and sages point us to.
From the perspective of quantum science, what our culture calls a miracle is just the invisible impact of a high vibrational or sacred energy field on the world of form, including the mind and heart of other human beings.
The gatherings create space for people from diverse backgrounds who are sincere about traveling the way of love, have a good sense of humor and collaborate well with friends and strangers alike - so let us know if you fit the bill.
Last year, a series of dreams prompted Michael to return to New Mexico to purchase a property where people from different artistic and wisdom traditions can gather, but we are still looking for the right place and aid.
Michael shares his vision as a speaker at select events and as a catalyst/advisor with inspired groups that are exploring whether new possibilities exist on the frontiers of their own work, so please contact us if he can be of use.