“Dare to declare who you are.”
– Hildegard of Bingen
Soul Path – The Rebel Mystic Women’s Mentoring Course
A Journey in the Footsteps of Rebel Mystic Women
18th November 2023 – 11th May 2024
A mentoring course for women who want to navigate their own spiritual and mystical path, discover their inner spiritual authority and forge a deep connection with their feminine soul that is woven into the mysteries of Grace and the Divine. We will call on the timeless wisdom and loving presences of rebel mystic women throughout the centuries to be our guides.
This Course will offer you a deep, safe, relaxed & loving embrace for you to embark on an inner voyage with the feminine mystery that lives within us & is intimately woven with the Divine Feminine. We won’t always be able to understand what is happening to us on this voyage but we can trust that a purification process will be initiated that will bring to the surface limiting beliefs, old emotional issues and traumas for acknowledgement, forgiveness and release. The living wisdom of our mystic women guides will inspire and guide this process and we will be able to lean into them and also into each other for support. As you explore the sorrows and joys of your inner landscapes & touch the depth & range of emotions held hidden in your interior worlds you will gradually reclaim your inner strengths, wisdom and resources. You will find yourself relaxing, becoming truly yourself, enjoying each other’s company, making lifelong companions. We will all become more open and compassionate, able to receive a deeper stillness and silence, becoming immersed in Grace, creating a flowering of our consciousness.
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 and facilitate this process we will walk the Labyrinth laid out in my garden. 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 folder to help you understand and prepare for the Course as well as handouts each month to create a Course folder. There will be a one-to-one 20 minute telephone call each month, a buddy system to support you between sessions, Course assignments and on-going group email support.
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.
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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.
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.
Third and Fourth Months
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 Julian of Norwich and our Ancestors. 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, especially Julian of Norwich will come close deepening the loving embrace for this session.
Being with Ourselves, Our Soul and Grace Deep within the Castle of our Soul. With the wisdom of Mary Magdalene we will experience the power of silence, a place of deep communion with our Soul and Grace; a place the Mystics knew well.
Soul Initiation supported by our Mystic Women guides. Creating a Promise for Ourselves and making a commitment to continue to deepen our Soul Journey as we also celebrate the flowering of our consciousness.
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.
Dates & Times
A seven-month course held each month on a Saturday 9.30am – 3.00pm. There are a maximum of 6 places.
Upcoming Course Saturday dates in 2023/24
The price of the course is £925
Testimonials for the Rebel Mystic Women’s Course
“Thank you so much for your guidance, wisdom and support throughout the rebel mystic women’s course. Who could have known when we began this course that the world would be facing a pandemic in the middle of it?! Thankfully the spiritual practices, resources, and inner wisdom that I developed as part of this course have helped me immensely throughout. It pains me to think how I might have coped otherwise. I have learned so much about myself on this course. I have processed old hurts and traumas and integrated them into who I am rather than disowning them. I have learned to let go of things so much so that the anxiety I have struggled with for many years seems to have levelled off to what i term ‘normal’ levels. I don’t let my mind run away with things the way I used to.
For the first time in my life, I feel connected & part of something bigger & meaningful. I feel supported by the universe & I have let go of feeling like a victim to circumstances. I feel a sense of my own power & it feels really good to walk this path with likeminded women & alongside women who have walked this path before us. I feel as though my journey has only just begun and I don’t know where it will take me but I’m okay with the uncertainty.
I cannot recommend this course enough for anyone who like me was feeling lost & as though life lacked meaning. With your guidance Gillian, this course and the mystic women who have gone before me and my course buddy have inspired me so much to proceed on my spiritual path & see what joys await me.”
“I have learnt to turn off the negative conversations in my head at will so I no longer have to listen to the internal criticism. I am my own best friend. Your support during this Course has taught me boundless love for myself and others, self-care, self-kindness and self-compassion. I feel grounded and whole for the first time in my life – this is my new normal. It is joyful and a pleasure.”
“A huge thank you for a wonderful experience that is life changing and life lasting. I realised that power comes from within and is within. I wanted to connect more deeply to and feel more fully my power as a woman and I have. My spiritual practices have deepened and I realise they are fundamental rather than optional. This course has provided me role models and soul companions to help me understand what it is to walk a mystical path. You have provided us with vivid examples of women who have trod this path before us and connected us to their works so we can gain the benefit of what they learnt, how they lived and how they loved.”
“I loved this workshop, I came away with a far deeper understanding of the relationship I have with myself and others.“
Erica W. – Esher