Wednesday

How To Understand Your Soul — The Webinar.

Six one-hour sessions to help you understand the interior levels of psyche, soul and spirit. With Rev. Maggy Whitehouse.
Six Monday evenings from 7th November. 7pm GMT. Full details of each session at the end of this blog.
All participants receive MP3 recording and Power Point of each session in addition to attending the live seminars online.


To book your place, please email maggy@maggywhitehouse.com.
People often speak of 'Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit' but can you distinguish between these different levels within you?
If part of life isn't working, it's likely that aspects of the ego genuinely think that they are coming from the soul. Transforming this is vitally important for living a conscious, prosperous and happy life. It is also vital for understanding your own relationship with God. The soul is the pivotal point between heaven and earth.
Poverty, both physical and emotional, begins through neglect of the soul. As it says in the Coptic Gospel of Thomas: “If you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty."
Using wisdom from the ancient teachings of the Tree of Life, Maggy will explain the levels within us and how to make the turnaround  we want in order to follow our heart (and soul)'s desire. Includes six interior journeys. Price: £55. 
NB. Participants who are not able to attend the course live may still purchase it and send written questions for Maggy to answer each week. They will receive each session via email on the following day.

How to Understand Your Soul — course contents:

Session One
Ego - Self - Soul - Spirit - Source (God). How is each one defined according to Judaic mysticism? 
What is the purpose of these distinctions?
How can we identify them?
How the Tree of Life can help us understand the levels within us.
How Astrology can help us understand the levels within us.
The Astrology of your Soul.
(all participants will receive astrological details of the Kabbalistic interpretation of their soul's formation on submission of their birth data).
Visualisation: The levels within you.

Session Two
What is the Ego?
The Vegetable Soul.
How the brain functions at the Ego level.
The importance of repetition.
The pros and cons of the Ego
Dissolve the Ego or transform it?
Visualisation: Visiting the Ego and the vegetable soul and learning how they support us or not.
Questions.

Session Three
What is the 'Self'?
The Animal Soul
How do we individuate? 
What happens when we individuate too early due to childhood issues?
Truth and Beauty - the characteristics of our Self.
Visualisation: Visiting the Self and the Animal Soul and learning their timbre; colour; strengths and weaknesses.
Questions.

Session Four
What is the Human Soul?
What's the difference between Soul and Spirit?
The Kiss - where Earth and Heaven meet.
Discernment and Loving Kindness.
Good and Evil at the Soul level.
Visualisation: Visiting our Soul.
Questions.

Session Five
Spirit: what it is and what it isn't.
Angels and Archangels.
Good and Evil at the level of Spirit
Group Souls
Animal Souls
Visualisation: Contacting Spirit through the Soul.
Questions.

Session Six
How all the levels work together in a balanced human being - levels of 'Will'
Your Sun Angel
Your Moon (ego) Angel
Visualisation: The Inner Temple
God - your personal relationship
Questions and summing up.

Rev. Maggy Whitehouse is the author of Living Kabbalah, From Credit Crunch to Pure Prosperity, Prosperity Teachings of the Bible and Total Kabbalah. She has taught mysticism, Kabbalah and prosperity consciousness in the UK, Europe and USA since 1993.
Read about Maggy's books on: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00288YAXA
For more information on Maggy's work please visit www.maggywhitehouse.com.
To talk to Maggy, please visit Soul Wisdom http://www.facebook.com/SoulWisdom



To book your place, please email maggy@maggywhitehouse.com.

The Faith and the Love and the Hope are all in the Waiting


Last month I went on a weekend retreat at Worth Abbey — the Benedictine monastery featured on BBC TV’s The Monastery and The Big Silence.

We followed the monks’ services from Matins at 6.20am to Compline at 9pm and, whatever our religious views might have been, we all found a great sense of peace from the gentle rhythm of the sounds and the movements in the rituals that the monks have been carrying out for more than 40 years (Worth is a modern Abbey).

At every single part of the Divine Office, as it’s known, the eldest of the monks, Father Charles, was present in the monks’ stalls before each service and made his way out after the other monks. Father Charles is in his 80s and very frail. The first time we watched him moving so very slowly with his stick and hobbling out of the church on his own, several of us wondered why the other monks didn’t help him. No one, not even the youngest of the monks, offered him an arm or even waited for him.

But then, as we continued through the daily routine, Father Charles’s slow and creaky movements began to merge into the whole of the liturgy. At some of the services, especially the early morning ones, we were the only congregation in the huge church. There was no obligation to do so, but we all stood, respectfully, in our stalls and waited until Father Charles had left — a full five minutes after all the other monks.
Then, Lisa, one of our group missed one of the services and she told us that she had seen all the monks waiting just outside the church for their companion.

It wasn’t a case of not helping him; it was a case of respecting exactly who he is and allowing him to take his own perfect time without patronizing or hurrying him.

It reminded me of a shaman I met at the first ever New Age festival I attended. He gave me a reading and said, “Tell me, if you saw a blind man in the street fall over, what would you do?”

“Help him up,” I replied.

“Did he ask you?” said the shaman.

That made me think.

So often, we want to help other people because we think they are in trouble. But they’re not; and even if they are, perhaps they really, really, don’t want to be helped.

Perhaps they’re just where they are and that’s all there is to it. And perhaps they need us to respect that more than to offer our patronage; perhaps they are just not ready yet to move on; perhaps we interfere if we try to help without finding out first if they actually want our assistance.

As someone who has an in-bred tendency to jump into things without thinking, it was a wonderful reminded to ‘be still and wait’ just as it says in T. S. Eliot’s East Coker from the Four Quartets:

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope

For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love,

For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith

But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.

Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

And if we, ourselves, should need help, then surely we must remember that, just like there are retreat participants and monks at Worth Abbey, there are people standing silently, respectfully in the darkness around you, aware and waiting to be asked.