Join me beginning Sunday, July 10th for my Three Sundays online series
THE DOOR BENEATH EVERYTHING
Shaping What Is Troubling Into What Is Possible
July 10th, 17th and 24th
10:00 - 11:15am Pacific Time
*PLEASE NOTE: Registration closes October 20, 2022. Recordings and resources available until November 1st, 2022.
Invitation to THE DOOR BENEATH EVERYTHING
There’s a door beneath everything
you’ll walk right by
if you don’t stop to look
with that troubled heart
and a loving eye.
from ‘Lough Inagh’
- David Whyte
There is no clear path we can follow in order to change our lives radically for the better, but all of our great contemplative traditions centered on human transformation work with the ancient understanding that what we want and desire at the deepest level must already exist within us for us to be able to recognize its essence in the outer world.
The first door on this path is always, to our dismay, the door of our own seemingly irredeemably troubled heart - our own reluctance for real freedom and happiness. But what seems like a troubled heart is only what is essential within us trying to well up through a defended and fearful surface. What is loving in us, and what is experienced as love in us by others, arises from turning that emerging spring of what only seems like troubled reluctance into a channel of attention and intention toward our world and those who inhabit it.
There is no easy path because there is no sincere path without its own invitation to heartbreak, but it is through this very doorway of heartbreak that we come to learn what we really care about and how we are willing to risk ourselves bravely and visibly through that care. Through learning a faith in our own troubled and reluctant way, we learn its inverse, the untroubled and enthusiastic energies that lie at our rested center. It is there that the heartbroken heart comes at last to a heartfelt rest - a rest and a foundation from which we can shape a more generous and understanding presence: better for us and much, much better for our world.REGISTER - $60
If you cannot afford the registration price due to present hardship, please contact [email protected] with a line of explanation for our heavily discounted rate.
Session recordings and resources will be accessible for three months, until November 1st, 2022.
Three Sundays Testimonials
These beautiful sessions have buoyed me so through the months - now nearly years - of this pandemic. Your words have spoken to me for many years (The House of Belonging is still my favorite, all the pages well worn and the binding frayed). Your choices of theme and poems always seemed divinely timed to what I needed to hear, or to ponder. My creativity has soared, and I have been inspired to let go of old wants and dreams that no longer fit, to be less "hard on myself for wanting what I want," and to really accept that I deserve to have the life I want. Each time, I have been very moved by what you say and how you've said it. Thank you for being a voice of inspiration, kindness, acceptance, and honesty through this strangely beautiful and transformative time.
Tremendous possibilities now in focus, realizing the wisdom behind thinking and living with the theme that no matter what, “ everything is still possible.” Can’t thank you enough. Every session gets better and better.
Since I’ve followed your Sundays series beginning in January this year, I’ve gained perspective I why I’m still here (on the planet.) Because of illness and separation from family, I could not see beyond my own misery. Writing didn’t come easily UNTIL I stopped. Thank you for taking us deep into the inner journey. A new door has opened, actually it’s an old, old garden gate and my job was to untangle the overgrowth that was hiding it. Blessings!
"Each time, I have been very moved by what you say and how you've said it. Thank you for being a voice of inspiration, kindness, acceptance, and honesty through this strangely beautiful and transformative time."
- Participant, Three Sundays Series
THE DOOR BENEATH EVERYTHING begins Sunday, July 10th at 10:00am Pacific Time
How the Seminar Works
THE DOOR BENEATH EVERYTHING is centered around three 75-minute livestream sessions delivered via Zoom webconferencing software.
In addition, David will present you with Tiny Disciplines in and after each session, to help bring the poetry and themes into your daily life, and also to hold the thread between the three Sundays.
3 Livestream Sessions with Q+A
Each session will include an hour long talk followed by a 15-minute Q+A.
You will receive preparatory materials offering food for thought for creating an environment to engage with the seminar, as well as a detailed resource document for each session.
In each session David will offer one or more Tiny Daily Disciplines, to help bring the poetry and themes into your daily life and hold the thread between sessions.