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Courting The Muse – California

January 8 @ 1:00 pm - January 12 @ 1:00 pm

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

 

 

 

Program Cost: $1,050
Guide: Rebecca Wildbear, MA  & Brian Stafford, MD, MPH 
On-Site Lodging Limit: 4 participants   Off-site lodging also available
Program Limit: 16 Individuals

Includes: Exquisite Lodging and Organic Meals
Venue: Private Estate, Wild Garden, and Wild Los Padres Wilderness.
Ojai, California, is a 45-minute drive from Santa Barbara, California and a 2-hour drive from Los Angeles

Each person has something to give to the world — there is some unique song, poem, genius, 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 its 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. Honor 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 its 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.
 

This program includes 5 nights at a retreat near Ojai, California. 

We’ll watch the sun rise each morning over the Los Padres mountains and set over the Pacific. 

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

Program Cost : $1,050 

 

Program Cost: $525     Lodging costs separate: see below for options
Guide: Brian Stafford, MD, MPH & Rebecca Wildbear, MA
On-Site Lodging $225 per day single room; 135$ shared room     Limit: 4 participants

Includes: Exquisite Lodging and Organic Meals
Venue: Private Estate, Wild Garden, and Wild Los Padres Wilderness.
Ojai, California, is a 45-minute drive from Santa Barbara, California and a 2-hour drive from Los Angeles

Off-site lodging also available – includes all meals and program 
Lodging Option #2:  http://www.blueiguanainn.com/index.html – A short drive from our venue                                             Lodging Option #3: Own your own in Ojai                                                                                                                                 Lodging Option #4 Lake Casitas Campground: https://www.casitaswater.org/lower.php?url=camping-reservations-and-fees  

 

 

Details

Start:
January 8 @ 1:00 pm
End:
January 12 @ 1:00 pm