Somerton TA11 6PE
It is known as one of the most powerful of (spiritual) experiences we can have in life. Mandorla is the place of poetry 'where the fire and the rose are one!' (Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot)
"Sometimes within our individual self and within the self of our worn-out society, there is no answer to conflict. There is, however, a way to stand within the center of the opposing forces. Conflict creates tremendous energy. If we leave out judgement then that 'energy' can become a vibration of light. Not always just a single light but many lights, sending out a vibration that is LOVE!" — Caroline Carey
Purpose & Light. Knowing our purpose, our own offering and how we wish to bring it into the world means being awake and aware, finding acceptance for who we are and creating the resources necessary for our personal growth. In order to fully embrace our purpose, we must know what lies in the shadows and be prepared to clear out the old. We must find an intimate relationship to the spiritual force around us, (what ever that means to us personally) in order to be 'right sized' in the world, to therefore embrace and accept who we are as a complete and perfect human being who knows him/her self at a core level. This is ultimate freedom! 5 day Intensive Gathering.
- Dance & Creativity
- Movement Meditations
- Individual Constellation Process
- Connection to others
- Illuminating life experience
Mandorla is the ancient symbol for wholeness. When we are in conflict we often do not feel whole. The key to transforming the destructive consequences of conflict into life-affirming outcomes lies in how we relate to the tension between opposites. When we can hold the tension within ourselves and are aware of it, bearing the pain, beauty and terror that this brings, we bring the two opposing elements together, creating a space in which the split between the two can be resolved. We call this space the 'mandorla' – a word derived from 'almond' in Italian, which refers to the almond shape created when two circles overlap. The mandorla also known as the 'Vesica Piscis' is the sacred space of our soul work; when we stand in this place, we have the ability to transform what once was a curse into powerful medicine for the soul. Its energy is that of the Father Mother Principle in the
Divine Union, the mother of all forms and the Yin and Yang that has been known to us for decades.
As human beings, we can exist on multiple planes of being; the one that we are usually most aware of, however, is the material world. By its nature, the material world is a place of duality – a place of opposites that we often experience as being in conflict with one another. Examples include heaven and earth, light and dark, masculine and feminine, loyalty and betrayal, to name but a few. The polarity between these opposites creates a fundamental tension at an evolutionary level that has the potential to be either profoundly destructive or powerfully generative and creative. The evidence of the destructive consequences of this tension lies all around us in the terrible scourges of war, inequality and conflict within and between individuals, groups and societies.
Knowing our own purpose and how we offer it into the world means deeply acknowledging ourselves, in relation to our ego and to our soul, in relation to our masculine and feminine, our yin and yang. In order to fully embrace this purpose and relationship, we must be willing to look at our shadow and we must befriend the inevitable death of what no longer serves. It is a way to embrace and accept who we are as a complete human being, one who knows him/her self at a deep core level. This is an intensive workshop using the Mandorla process, deep enquiry and contemplation. You will have the opportunity to explore the conflict of meeting your core-wounds in relationship to your aspirations to discover authentic, integrated empowerment.
During this workshop, we will use the tools of dance, creativity, movement meditation and constellation-work to work with the magic of the mandorla. You will have the opportunity to explore some of the conflicts in your life, looking at how they play out in your life and how they affect you by embodying them in the dance. Then, with the support of the group and a constellation process held and guided by Caroline and the drum beat, you will enter the space of the mandorla, allowing it to work its magic upon you, bringing the riches of wisdom and new insights.
This work is open to all adults, regardless of gender, age, experience or ability. Whether you want to work with deep-rooted issues, or simply discover new insights, whether you are training in therapeutic studies, or a student of life's experiences, this work has something to offer you.
£535 early bird, when £ 250 deposit by 1st June '18 £595 thereafter. A few 'special' concession places available. Please enquire.
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This intensive is a prerequisite for Middle Earth Training
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"Magic of Mandorla, amazing and deep work with Caroline Carey. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT to anyone who is studying to become a therapist or is one already but seeking the thread of connection in continuing your own development and work with your own process (which we so need when we work with others - right?). If you feel called to this work, then follow your intuition and go for it! I think it's of excellent quality." Suzan Lemont