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Entering the Castle: 2nd Mansion: Part 1

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Second Mansion – Part 1:
Inner Vision & Purification

Join Spiritual Director, Stacey Couch, and four other spiritual seekers for a live 60-minute dialogue weekly on Wednesdays from 11:30am – 12:30pm Mountain Time. This study group facilitated by Stacey Couch is centered around Caroline Myss’s book Entering the Castle as well as St. Teresa of Avila’s book The Interior Castle. In this study group, we visit the first hallway of the Second Mansion, the Rooms for Inner Vision and Purification. This mansion often results in an explosion of synchronicities, divine messages, and exciting epiphanies. Here is where you come to know God in the details. At the same time, this is also where doubts, reptiles, and darkness come to meet your light. Part active, contemplative practice and part mystical experience, this first hallway in the second mansion is an opportunity to meet bliss with fearlessness. 

Each study group is for 60-Minutes at 11:30am Mountain Daylight Time (UTC -6) on Wednesdays staring October 20, 2021. Read below for more details. 

Registration for this study group is CLOSED. To be placed on a waiting list for future offerings email info@wildgratitude.com.

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Entering the Castle Study Group

Second Mansion – Part 1:
Rooms for Inner Vision and Purification

Pre-requisites: Completion of all rooms in the First Mansion in Caroline Myss’s book Entering the Castle and approval to join.

Join Spiritual Director, Stacey Couch, and four other spiritual seekers for a live 60-minute spiritual dialogue weekly for eight-weeks on Wednesdays.

This study group facilitated by Stacey Couch is centered around Caroline Myss’s book Entering the Castle as well as St. Teresa of Avila’s book The Interior Castle. Stacey brings in resources from both of these texts along with additional teachings from Caroline’s workshops on Entering the Castle taught in the early 2000’s.

Other spiritual teachings, especially Attar’s Conference of the Birds, will be introduced to support meditations in the castle.

In this study group we visit the ten rooms in the first hallway of the Second Mansion, the Rooms for Inner Vision and Purification.

This mansion often results in an explosion of synchronicities, divine messages, and exciting epiphanies. It can be like what happens when people speak of experiencing spiritual guidance like “drinking from a fire hose”. Everywhere you turn, it seems like God is speaking to you in thousands of small ways. Messages can come as the title of a book, something a friend says, or a story you see on the news. Here is where you come to know God in the details.

At the same time, this is also where doubts, reptiles, and darkness come to meet your light. St. Teresa of Avila described this mansion as the “inner clamor of battle.” The devil in the details can halt your progress. Thus the reason for the rooms in this hallway for meeting demons and purification. 

Part active, contemplative practice and part mystical experience, this first hallway in the second mansion is an opportunity to meet bliss with fearlessness. Through navigating your soul as a castle, you have a chance to find silence and sanctuary in the midst of the noise in your life.

With a guide and companions, you have much needed compassionate support to help you through this vulnerable, and sometimes raw, process so that you can find your way to knowing your soul.

 

About the Entering the Castle

St. Teresa originally taught that the soul is a castle with seven mansions. She laid out this vision in print, and her wisdom has since passed down through the ages. Modern day spiritual teacher and mystic, Caroline Myss, was visited by this Catholic saint, and, through her direct encounters with St. Teresa, Caroline developed the meditations and contemplations in her book “Entering the Castle”. The two texts have a lot in common obviously, but each has a unique approach that enriches our group’s time together.

This is a unique opportunity to meet with other spiritual seekers to share, think, listen, and sense through the experiences that happen in the interior castle. St. Teresa and Caroline Myss both teach that it is best not to enter the castle alone, but to cultivate spiritual companions we can talk with along the way. They also advise having a spiritual director, someone to act as your guide. This study group provides both of these pivotal resources with Stacey leading and four companions to accompany you.

 

Time: Wednesdays at 11:30am -12:30pm Mountain Daylight Time (UTC -6)

Dates:

  • October 20
  • October 27
  • November 3
  • Daylight Savings Time Ends – November 7
  • November 10
  • November 17
  • OFF – November 24
  • December 1
  • December 8
  • December 15

To view the first meeting in your time zone visit here:
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20211020T173000&p1=75
For those of you outside the U.S. please keep any time changes you have in mind.

PLEASE NOTE: For those of you outside of the U.S., there is a time change in the U.S. on November 7th. The class time will move back an hour to 11:30am Mountain STANDARD Time (UTC -7).

The Entering the Castle study group is perfect for you if you:

  • Are looking to connect with others from around the world on the spiritual path
  • Consider yourself a spiritual seeker 
  • Appreciate the direction of a facilitator who creates a safe container for sharing
  • Are interested in learning about the interior castle as taught and translated by various teachers
  • Are ready to find belonging with a circle of spiritual companions
  • Find yourself ready for deep inquiry and regular spiritual practice

 

Homework Assignments

It would be helpful to have taken Stacey’s Entering the Castle study groups for the First Mansion. If you are considering joining this group without having worked in one of the previous study groups, please contact Stacey to receive her approval to register for this group. To participate in this study group, you need to read through page 162 (in the hard cover edition of Entering the Castle) and do all of the rooms in the First Mansion. Between every meeting you are required to complete specific homework assignments from the book Entering the Castle. The assignments include reading a couple of pages, doing a meditation, and journaling on your experience. Our meetings include a discussion of the homework.

 

Attendance is Required

Please check your calendars carefully and be sure that you are available to attend each session. Since this study group is for a small amount of people, your attendance is REQUIRED once you register.  

There are no refunds for part or all of the course even if you are unable to attend one or more sessions. You must pay in advance to reserve your space.

Your participation is key to make this work.

In this digital era people tend to be more casual about online activities. That works really well for the mass presentations with one teacher speaking to hundreds of students online, but for small, intimate discussion groups like we are forming, live attendance is necessary to make this work.

Your fellow seekers need your voice and questions to enrich the experience. Out of respect for your fellow seekers, please don’t fail to show and take up the spot of someone who would have been able to attend and benefit from the discussion.

Please be sure to check your calendars and make sure that the times and dates work for you in your time zone. And be sure to reserve the time in your schedule. The fee for this small group workshop must be paid in advance and is non-refundable.

After each study group, you receive an audio and video recording of the meeting to download via Dropbox.

One week prior to the event, you will receive an email with details on how to attend the event via your computer, mobile device or phone. It is preferred that you attend the event via video conference, but you can also call in by phone.

I so look forward to having you join me in this unique opportunity to develop connection, belonging and belief!

 

 

* Full enrollment is required for Stacey to hold this class. If the circle does not fill, Stacey reserves the right to cancel the study group and refund your full payment.

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