Monday, April 30, 2018

Upcoming weekend intensive with Matt Licata

Dear friend,

I wanted to let you know that registration is now open for The Path is Everywhere weekend intensive which will be held June 15-18 at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado.

To learn more/ register, please visit the retreat website.

Many of us find ourselves interested in and longing to participate more intimately in life, open our hearts, heal old wounds of unlovability, and awaken to our true nature; to work through old patterns of shame and self-abandonment. We sense the real possibility of living in a different way, but there are not a lot of viable pathways in our modern world which facilitate this sort of discovery.

What might a spiritual approach to life look like in the modern world? One that is emotionally-sensitive, body-aware, and psychologically mature? One that honors both the darkness and the light, which includes difficult feelings, and isn’t organized around some new belief system. One that holds the tension between the opposites that the sacred is always, already here, and the truth that sometimes we are not able to see this and live from it.

During our time together, we'll step into a very alive and provocative, yet nourishing and safe vessel of healing, wisdom, and love. Over the course of the weekend, we'll explore therapeutic, somatic, and meditative approaches to psychological growth, emotional healing, and spiritual transformation, and how we might approach these mysteries within the context of our lives exactly as they are.

Psychotherapy and shadow, mindfulness and compassion training, meditation, body awareness, and relational work each offer a unique set of views and tools addressing the nature of a rich life of inner abundance and resources, one that is imbued with purpose and meaning, oriented in our innate longing for wholeness. Within the holding context of an empathic, attuned relational field, we will explore these approaches as well as the mystery that the path of the heart truly is, the value of not-knowing, and how it is love itself that is the ultimate medicine.

The weekend is open to anyone interested in healing, spirituality, mindfulness, psychotherapy, meditation, yoga, opening the heart, and the mystery of awakening to our true nature. We'll meditate together (no experience required), explore what an integral approach to spirituality and healing might look like for those of us active in the world, and have plenty of time for questions, sharing, and discussion.

We'll begin on Friday evening at 7pm and end Monday morning at 12pm, meeting for a total of eight sessions. You will be well nourished at Sunrise Ranch, with fresh, local, organic food, including plenty of choices for those on special diets. 

We're looking forward to seeing everyone in the mountains in June!