In just a few short days, I’ll be co-teaching my final class of 2013 alongside Octavia Raheem & Ian Boccio for our Winter SOULstice event. Our hope is to share a 2 hour exploration of the soul with you. And, while I don’t want to give away all the surprises this evening will hold, I thought I would share a few of the quotes and phrases that inspired the creation of this evening.

Enjoy! (PS. Don’t forget to purchase your ticket in advance to save $ and your spot!)

“The soul doesn’t seem to make the distinction between the light and the dark. It chooses both. It doesn’t care whether you do something successfully or fail at it; it just wants to know, did you do it in your way? Was it you who failed, or were you trying to be someone else when you failed? If it was you, the soul is happy, because it was your experience, your failure, and no one can take it away from you. The question is not: Did you fail, or did you win? The question becomes: Did you go your own way?” —David Whyte

“Soul, to me, means “embodied essence,” when we experience ourselves and others in our full humanity – part animal, part divine. Healing comes through embodiment of the soul. The soul in matter is what I think the feminine side of God is all about… The feminine soul is what grounds us; it loves and accepts us in our totality.” – Marion Woodman

Soul Fire

Always we hope

Someone else has the answer…

At the center of your being

You have the answer,

You know who you are

And you know what you want.

There is no need

To run outside

For better seeing.

Nor to peer from a window.

Rather abide at the center of your being;

For the more you leave it; the less you learn.

Search your heart

And see

The way to do

Is to be

—Lao Tzu

 

“While the spirit path often feels like a flash of bright light in Forever’s frying pan, the soul path often feels like a slow, bloody crawl through thick, dark mud.” – Sera Beak