NEW Seven Month Course for Women
Weaving a Mystical Path Inspired by Rebel Mystic Women– Saturday 17th November 2018—Saturday 11th May 2019
A 7 month course for women who want a deeper relationship with their Soul and the Mysteries of Grace especially when confronted by the challenges of life.
Here is guidance from the voice of Soul from St. Teresa of Avila
If by chance you forget where I am,
do not rush around here and there.
If you want to find me,
seek me inside yourself.
you are my room,
you are my house, you are my dwelling.
If, through your distracted ways,
I ever find your door tightly closed,
do not seek me outside yourself.
To find me,
It will be enough simply to call me,
and I will come quickly.
Seek me inside yourself.
—-St. Teresa of Avila
Following St. Teresa’s advice we will be peering deep into the well of beliefs and stored emotions inside us that influence our patterns of behaviour and that create veils that obscure our access to our own Soul. The Rebel mystic women throughout the centuries, including Hildegard of Bingen, the Beguines, Julian of Norwich and St Teresa of Avila will be our guides and inspiration, deepening the safe and loving embrace of stillness offered by this Course. As we explore our inner landscapes, guided along the weaving path by these mystical women who have walked this way before us, we will be encouraged to face our fears, release our past and regain our access to internal strengths, intuition and wisdom. Gradually we will hear the guidance of our own soul and Grace more clearly leading us towards joy and freedom in our lives. Walking the Labyrinth together each month will also support us on this journey. And of course there will be lots of fun and laughter on the way in the happy tradition of our mystic sisters!
Extract from prayer to Sophia, the feminine aspect of the Divine:
“We ask for your blessing and creative power, Sophia-Wisdom, That we your daughters may co-create with you and bring to birth a more holy and joyful world.”
Testimonials from the One Day Retreat on Rebel Mystic Women on 21st April 2018
“Amazing workshop, very much exceeded my expectations. Sudden realisation about programmes and patterns that I no longer require and am releasing them. Gillian holds the space beautifully” SK
“Thank you Gillian for another magical day. I feel inspired, refreshed and renewed – all in just a day, wonderful” CS
“An amazing day which left me relaxed and inspired. The benefits of the last retreat stayed with me for weeks” NA
Some Testimonials from the Spiritual Development Course for Women run by Gillian between 2015 & 2017
“During this Course I have found love, gratitude, peace and the ability to listen to my Soul. I will always be grateful to you Gillian for changing the way I see life, for dissolving my limiting beliefs, fears and worries and for holding the space where I was able to connect with the joy of my Soul”. KH
“The magical aspects of this Course for me were the deep meditations that you took us through and being able to access the energy of the labyrinths. These two things were doorways into something far greater than me and it was fantastic. Not always comfortable or easy and sometimes very painful and emotional but always transformative” JF
“I have become more relaxed and less angry and have let go of the past… I am a different person than I was at the beginning of the Course” JH
“I’m more relaxed, far more positive and less panicked. I meditate far more regularly and can connect to my inner stillness that I believe to be part of a vast consciousness” ST
See below for details…
Weaving a Mystical Path Inspired by Rebel Mystic Women – 17th November 2018 to 11th May 2019
This Course will offer you a deep, safe & loving embrace for you to relax completely, enjoy each others company, have fun and become yourself and gently begin the process of releasing anything that no longer supports you as you explore the sorrows and joys of your inner landscape. As you touch the depth & range of emotions held hidden in your interior world you will gradually reclaim your inner strengths, wisdom and resources.
To support and facilitate this process we will walk the Labyrinth each month, either laid out in my garden or at the Kosmon Sanctuary at Walton on the Hill. You will also be encouraged to walk a Labyrinth as often as possible on your own because this will facilitate your journey of inner discovery. The spiral pattern is a recurring theme in feminine spirituality and It is said that ‘to walk the Labyrinth is to walk a spiritual path and become yourself’.
You will be given an introductory workbook for preparation before the Course as well as Course assignments, reviews, on-going group email support and a telephone call to support you each month.
As you continue to follow the thread inwards, you will be supported during the processes of forgiveness & release that will carry you effortlessly into the Stillness of the Void. This is a place that exists within each of us, a place the Mystical Women knew well. It offers you gateways to your own innate wisdom, compassion, kindness, peace & joy giving you a new perspective that can completely transform your life.
To support you during this Course I will use all of my therapeutic, healing and group facilitation skills acquired over the last 20 years of experience working with a variety of teachers. This includes my Journey training with Brandon Bays, my Spiritual Companionship training with William Bloom, Archetype training with Caroline Myss, Course Leaders training with Marion Young, Labyrinth training with Lauren Artress and a Retreat with the modern mystic Edwina Gateley.
There are only 6 places available and if you want to register your interest or ask questions about the Course & content then please email me at email@example.com
2018-19 Dates, Venues,Times
The Course consists of 7 Saturdays 9.30am–3.30pm; each day will take place in the Studio followed by a group walk on the Labyrinth either in my garden or at the Kosmon Sanctuary at Walton on the Hill
The Mystical Call in the early years. As children we know that some Mystics, especially Hildegard of Bingen and St. Theresa of Avila, already experienced a deep connection with Grace. Using this as inspiration we will explore our own childhood connection to our Soul and the Divine. This will guide us towards ways to nurture our spiritual connection that will form the foundation for a daily spiritual practice that will support us throughout the course. Later we will walk the Labyrinths with our inner children.
Entering the Castle of our Soul. With the guidance offered by St. Teresa of Avila in her manuscript for an inner path to the Soul called ‘Entering the Castle’, we will explore our relationship to forgiveness and humiliation as we seek ways to forgive and release anything that still anchors us into our past. Walking the Labyrinth after this session will be especially helpful because the process of walking into a labyrinth facilitates release of anything that no longer serves us.
January 12th & February 9th
The Wisdom of the Enneagram in the Castle. During these two sessions we will focus on the different ways that we try to control ourselves, our lives and other people to make us feel safe and accepted. Once we start to become aware of our unconscious patterns of behaviour we can begin to witness them and step outside them. We will be guided by the spiritual practices of the Mystics to support us in this process. (See below for more details about the Enneagram).
Meeting our Ancestors in the Castle. As we continue to weave a deeper path into the Castle of our Soul we will be calling on our ancestors and Grace to support the release of genetic legacies of inherited behaviour patterns, emotional responses and thinking. The Mystics will come close deepening the loving embrace for this session.
Being with Ourselves, Our Soul and Grace Deep within the Castle of our Soul. Experiencing the power of silence, a place of deep communion with our Soul and Grace; a place the Mystics knew well.
Dancing with the Mystics and Creating a Promise for Ourselves. Making a commitment to continue to deepen our Soul Journey as we also celebrate the flowering of our consciousness and dance with the Mystics.
For a booking form or for more information, please call me on 01372 722816 or 07867 542456 or send me an e-mail. A £200 deposit will secure your place and there is the option to pay the balance by instalments.
The Enneagram – Understanding Ourselves & Transforming our Personal Relationships
The Enneagram is derived from an ancient sacred symbol and describes all human behaviour in the form of 9 personality types and their interaction with each other. In this two day workshop we use the Enneagram as a mirror to understand ourselves and our behaviours. This will give us a deeper understanding of the relationships we form with others.
The Enneagram also points us to a deeper reality of peace and stillness that exists inside us beneath all the behaviours, beliefs, emotions and mind chatter. When we access this source we have the opportunity for personal change and transformation of both ourselves and of our relationships.
“I loved this workshop, I came away with a far deeper understanding of the relationship I have with myself and others” Erica W., Esher.
For more information, please call me on 01372 722816 or 07867 542456 or send me an e-mail.