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Courting the Muse, Sydney


  • Swami’s Yoga Retreat 183-185 Pitt Town Road Kenthurst, NSW, 2156 Australia (map)

Courting the Muse

Each person has something to give to the world — there is some unique song, poem, genius, or other soul-infused form of expression wanting to be birthed through you. The natural world mates and creates through an alluring love dance, and it wants you to feel, remember, and express your part. Perhaps you have sensed something stalking you…..Mystery, Earth, your soul? As you open your heart and imagination to those enigmatic and mysterious fascinations that can both devastate and plunge you into magic and rapture, you become vulnerable to the great changes calling from your soul and our evolving world. From this romance, something new emerges and our deepest creativity awakens.

Our muse is the wellspring of our creativity, inspiration and deep imagination ushering us toward what’s most worth doing in life. It is our own wildly unique way of looking at things. Our muse partners with our soul and inspires how our soul’s desires and gifts manifest in the world.

Immersed in a truly wild landscape you’ll practice courting your Inner Beloved and Muse through ceremony, conversations and wanders in nature, deep imagery journeys, council, soul-oriented dreamwork, wild yoga/body movement, trance/drumming and dancing, and soulful artistic expression (drawing, music, dance, writing). We’ll engage in soulcraft tasks designed to feed the relationship with Earth, Muse, and Mystery. We’ll practice partnering with the imagination of Earth itself, and it’s extraordinary diversity and fecundity. She imagines us into being, and then our own Muse and deep imagination are invited to support a collective unfolding.

Remember the beauty and horror of past attractions and love relationships, the delicious and ugly shadows evoked. Honour past outer beloveds and reclaim the resources and gifts at the heart of these shadow projections, for the purpose of having these tools to do your soul’s work in the world.

Explore the relationship between ego and soul. How does soul inspire ego to mature and serve it’s greatest purpose? How does relationship with the Inner Beloved help us more fully embody love? How does relationship with the Inner Muse help us more fully embody creativity and soul-infused artistry?

Participate in the conversation between Mystery and Manifestation, Ego and Soul, and Self and World.  Learn practical approaches for cultivating an ongoing relationship with Muse while birthing your own gifts and expression into the world.  Experience how relationship and deeper listening to one’s Muse creates inspired, unique, artistic expression and service to the world.

 God picks up the reed-flute world and blows.

Each note is a need coming through one of us, a passion, a longing pain.

Remember the lips where the wind breath originated, and let your note be clear.

Don’t try to end it.

Be your note.

I’ll show you when it’s enough.

Go up on the roof at night, in this city of the soul.

Let everyone climb on their roofs and sing their notes!

Sing loud!” Rumi

What expression is waiting to come forth from you amidst the bodies and beings that “are unutterably themselves”?

Cost:

Full $1700.00. Early bird (before Nov 1) $1530.00
Scholarship (by application) $1190.00. Early bird (before Nov 1) $1071.00