Over the years, Michael has worked with leaders and social innovators to bring forth new vision and potential in the areas of international development, grassroots philanthropy, climate change, community re-vitalization and the contemplative and healing arts, among others. Some programs are short-term in nature, while others are open-ended. Cost - TBD.
MIchael's gatherings were not designed as a teaching forum, but a rich, collaborative art form that is rooted in the vision of a primal, divine Self yet constantly invites us onto new creative and relational edges where the heart's desire is embodied in a unique, particular way - using silence, inquiry, dreamwork and gifts that participants bring. Cost: see Calendar for details.
Private sessions create space to explore the real depth and beauty and vision of the Heart. From this vantage point, we may investigate the dynamics of a life situation or a new spiritual or creative edge, or ask for a dream about the root of a dilemma and any adjustments in alignment that you need to make. Cost: Individuals $180/hour; Business TBD.
Michael's breakthrough into a state of divine absorption (aka samadhi) took place at an experimental leadership gathering while breathing into a sacred quality in the heart, so his vision came from that which moves the stars.
In the original template, Michael remained immersed in a massive influx of love and contributed words when the moment was right - while participants drew on their own devotion to bring forth what was/is vital and new.
Participants are invited to drop out of the mind stream into a deep, reverential silence, breathe the sacredness of the heart into the group, and listen for one thing that they need to hear, not just for oneself but a world in crisis.
As we are drawn towards the Heart of creation, a reverential glow might appear in the atmosphere around the body, or a liquid kind of pleasure may begin drenching one's brain - but the impacts are unique to each of us..
From the perspective of quantum science, what Western culture calls a miracle is just the natural impact of a high vibrational (or sacred) energy field on the world of form, including the mind or body of another human being.
Michael's use of the word God has nothing to do with religion; it refers to a sublime realm that he first encountered as a child and revealed itself later as an ancient force that gives birth to everything in creation, as one's Self.
In 1996, Michael's dream life exploded and revealed a benevolent force that was re-training his nerves to become more stable in a radical state of intimacy and love that remains when one's defenses are stripped away.
When the time came to work with people in a more intensive way, meditation centers did not feel like an authentic place for Micihael's work, so he drew on an affinity for Nature to experiment with a more active, collaborative format.
Early on, Michael spoke to groups that used a donation model until a sage in a dream said that charging money was not a problem as many insist, so he tends to the integrity of his own work and encourages others to do the same.
In wilderness or elsewhere, the gatherings create an intimate group space for practitioners and guides who are drawn to the way of love, have a good sense of humor and collaborate well with friends or strangers alike.
Last year, a series of dreams prompted Michael to return to New Mexico to anchor his creative work in a physical property and although a number of interesting options emerged, the exploration has no conclusion yet.
This Incubator for the heart's desire will offer programs that combine pioneering leadership work with direct, mystical revelation, but the details will depend on those who show up, so please let us know if you are drawn to this Work.