Hidden Grace: Shadow and Light in our Time
“The more I learn about human nature, the more I am in awe of the power of the human soul,” as Caroline Myss puts it. What are the truths we should seek to understand that would make the difference between pain and suffering in our life? The goal of the great spiritual masters was to release us from the madness of being driven by the fear of survival to awakening to the power of the laws of nature and the co-creative power of the human soul. In a perfect world, connecting that one dot – just that one dot – would be enough to redirect the future of humanity on a positive course in the blink of an eye.
Teaching Faculty / National Advisory Board
Andrew Harvey is an internationally renowned religious scholar, writer, and teacher, and the author of over 30 books, including the critically acclaimed Way of Passion: A Celebration of Rumi, as well as Journey to Ladakh, The Return of the Mother, Son of Man, and The Direct Path: Creating a Journey to the Divine Using the World’s Mystical Traditions. He is also coauthor of the best-selling The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. His work has been honored with the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Mind Body Spirit Award (both for Mary’s Vineyard: Daily Readings, Meditations, and Revelations, with photographs by Eryk Hanut), and the Christmas Humphries Award for A Journey in Ladakh. Born in south India in 1952, Harvey studied at Oxford University and became a Fellow of All Soul’s College in 1973. He is Founding Director of the Institute for Sacred Activism. His work can be seen at www.andrewharvey.net
Caroline Myss is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition. Caroline established her own educational institute in 2003, CMED (Caroline Myss Education), which offers a diverse array of programs devoted to personal development and draws students from all over the world. In addition to hosting a weekly radio show on the Hay House network, Caroline maintains a rigorous international workshop and lecture schedule.
After completing her Master’s degree, Caroline co-founded Stillpoint Publishing and headed the editorial department, producing an average of ten books a year in the field of human consciousness and holistic health. Simultaneously Caroline refined her skills as a medical intuitive, with the assistance of C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., a Harvard-trained neurosurgeon.
Caroline developed the field of Energy Anatomy, a science that correlates specific emotional/psychological/physical/spiritual stress patterns with diseases. Her research proved so accurate that it became the subject matter of a book co-written by Caroline and Norm: THE CREATION OF HEALTH.
In 1996, Caroline released ANATOMY OF THE SPIRIT, a New York Times bestseller that has been published in 28 languages and has sold over 1.5 million copies. Through the investigation of the underlying reasons why people sabotage their healing processes, Caroline identified a syndrome she calls “woundology,” characterized by a person’s reliance on the power of illness for manipulation of his or her world, as opposed to attaining an independent, empowered state of health. As with her other seminal research, this syndrome is now a recognized psychological condition. Her third book, WHY PEOPLE DON’T HEAL AND HOW THEY CAN, became another New York Times bestseller.
Caroline then pursued her interest in the language of symbols, myths, and archetypes, conducting research that enabled her to profile an individual’s “Sacred Contract,” a complex of 12 archetypal patterns that reflect in mythic language the agreements the soul made prior to birth. Based on this work, Caroline released SACRED CONTRACTS, which became her third New York Times bestseller. It is published in 18 languages and posts sales of well over 1.6 million copies. In 2003, Oprah Winfrey gave Caroline her own television program with the OXYGEN network in New York City, which ran successfully for one year.
Caroline followed with two more New York Times bestsellers, INVISIBLE ACTS OF POWER in 2004 and ENTERING THE CASTLE in 2007. Caroline’s latest book, DEFY GRAVITY, was released in October 2009, a book exploring the mystical phenomenon of healing that transcends reason.
In addition to her written work, Caroline has produced more than eighty audio/visual products on subjects that include healing, spirituality, personal development, and the study of archetypes.
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We are the engines of all that is created in the society in which we live. What is in one is in the whole. What unfolds around us unfolds within us. We are now transitioning through a collective dark night of the soul, a time of profound transformation. The global dark night we are in demands of us a radical investigation into inner and outer shadow work so as not to become paralyzed and despairing in the face of erupting challenges.
Resilience and regeneration depend on us seeing our situation as it really is, acknowledging the grave blocks within us, transforming them, opening into clear insight and wise action, and going far deeper both into spiritual practice and our own chosen brand of sacred activism. The power of Light does indeed make its way through darkness but Light is not a passive force. It is an active agent of transformation. Light does not do our work for us. Rather the grace that flows through the Light is meant to inspire us to rise up with fortitude, inspiration and creativity to forge new pathways, as the familiar landscape evaporates. This is a time not for despair but for realism, action, and the power of faith. Grace is hidden in every moment in our lives and in every breath.
In this retreat, Caroline Myss and Andrew Harvey will guide us in developing this inner soul power, spiritual stamina, and our sacred activist so that we might recognize the full reality of the change before us and its implications for our lives and relationships. Caroline and Andrew will support us in reconnecting with deeper selves, with each other and with Earth—reconnections which allow us to move beyond our illusions and respond courageously. We are remarkable agents of creation and every choice we make in life sets profound, creative consequences in motion. And that power comes directly from our souls.
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