THE HERO’S JOURNEY HOME
Spiritual traditions and great literary works throughout the world celebrate the timeless theme of the hero’s journey home. The hero’s return symbolizes a return to one’s true self; a place of wholeness, prosperity, creativity, ease, fulfillment and rest . . .
WHERE ARE YOU ON THIS JOURNEY?
Tied up with endless business: work, errands, family and social engagements, it’s easy to forget your purpose. Soon, your spirit withers and you lose your passion, your creativity, and you begin to question yourself.
WHAT AM I LIVING FOR?
Are you asking yourself ‘Who am I?’, ‘What am I living for?’ Even when all looks good on the surface and everything seems like it’s going well, your life feels ‘off’– like something is missing. You don’t have time to pursue what you love, or you don’t know what your purpose is. Or maybe you don’t act on what you know to be your calling because you’re too afraid to fail. But life’s difficulties – handled wisely and with compassion – are full of opportunity.
If you’re reading this, you’re embarking on a new path. And to act on this impulse is the beginning of spiritual life. This is a time-honored choice and an alternative to high-strung-modern-tech culture.
Learning to reclaim and nurture what is best in you — what is most intelligent and human — Contemplative Guidance allows you to recover the purity of mind that hyper-consumer culture would have you give up.
WHAT DOES SPIRITUAL COACHING DO?
Spiritual Coaching teaches you how to balance your needs with the demands of your environment. This balance will allow to thrive while enjoying rich human relationships and developing a deep and meaningful connection to defined values.
Establishing clear values empowers you to imbue your life with creativity and purpose.
WHAT ARE CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICES?
Contemplative Practices help you to reflect and take action in order to live a more enlightened life. Practices include meditation, discussion, spiritual retreat, reading philosophy, literature, and spiritual texts from various traditions. Contemplative practices aid your ability to reflect and think more deeply about your life.
Based on Soken’s 25 year-long study of Buddhism, Contemplative Practices support health, well-being, self-awareness, spiritual sensitivity, financial security, creativity, focus, and intellectual acumen.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Contemplative Guidance is instruction in a tutorial format by phone with opportunities for further study through spiritual retreats . It’s a path for those who wish to reaffirm spiritual life. This work will provide you with insight, accountability, and support while covering all aspects of what it takes to connect with your genuine self.
The program is a fun, exciting process. However, it does require a commitment to your personal growth.
You’ll start with a free Turning the Lights On interview to figure out where you are. Then, based on the interview, we’ll determine the best approach. Even this initial discussion is a meaningful encounter that has changed the course of people’s lives.
“He is caring, intuitive, insightful, and most of all, extremely patient. The energy he radiates gives you such a sense of inner calm and peace. I can’t thank him enough, and look forward to growing with him as we continue our sessions. – L.G. San Francisco, CA
WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS WORK
- A HIGHER PURPOSE
A life in which material prosperity serves a higher purpose than comfort must be a priority for you.
You will need to be willing to stand against agents or ideas that want to pull you off your path.
You will need some extra time and money.
IS THIS YOU?
If this is you, then please read on.
Book a Turning The Lights On Consultation with Soken. Once you’ve scheduled your Turning the Lights On Consultation, you’ll receive a short questionnaire to complete that will help guide the discussion. Depending on your answers, Soken might send you a short reading to consider.
Then, on the call, you’ll discuss your answers to the questionnaire, especially what you hope to achieve, what you see as getting in the way, what your blockages might be, and how you might clear them. Also, you’ll look at your current attitudes and mindsets about your approach to life, and how they might be affecting your situation.
Lastly, you’ll take a look at what kind of study arrangements make sense for you. Even if you feel like spiritual study is an impossible task, there is always a way to take the next step.
Something to keep in mind when choosing a spiritual guide. The two most important considerations are the content of your advisor’s words and the suitability of your advisor’s style with yours.
These practices will deepen your sensitivity. Consequently, you’ll begin to heal and purify your mind. And you’ll see things as they are. Thus you’ll develop the skill and confidence to act warmly and compassionately, in agreement with what actually is. In this way, the world opens up for you, nourished by love and truth: two essential ingredients for stability and peace of mind.
WHAT DOES CONTEMPLATIVE GUIDANCE LOOK LIKE?
You will work through phone/internet sessions, assigned readings, writing exercises, discussion, and contemplative practice to study yourself, the world, exploring different approaches to life until you find the one that suits you.
And through this process you’ll learn how to balance worldly success with the richness, meaning, and purpose of a well-lived human life.
HOW DO YOU START?
If you’ve read this far, you’re already on your way. Explore the many possibilities you have right now for living a more meaningful life.
To take the next step: email Soken, to set up your complimentary one-hour Turning The Lights On Consultation by phone.
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