We live in a world where so much is asked of us, we rush through life, overriding ourselves and measuring ourselves by our productivity. We forget how to tune into our deeper knowing to help us navigate our choices and decisions and therefore lack clarity when wanting to move forwards which leaves us feeling anxious and unsure.
Most of us have had absolutely no parenting for our spirits whatsoever. Our parents simply didn’t know any better and so raised us to fit in with everybody else. We did our best to fit in, and left our spirit, our source of comfort, wisdom and fulfilment behind in our efforts.
And now that we have come to a stage in our lives when we know that we want to reconnect with the essence of who we really are, we don’t know where to turn.
There are no shortage of spiritual teachings available. Some of them are very good, but left to our own devices, they can become another means with which to berate ourselves. We learn that we are nothing, we are everything, we shouldn’t have any thoughts, we should become the master of our thoughts, we should be living in bliss, having ecstatic sex daily and that we should never feel pain or reach for a chocolate bar.
Spiritual teachings, half understood become yet another way to make ourselves wrong and feel that we must try harder. They were never designed for the mind, but our clever, busy minds get hold of them and use them as another set of rules.
We don’t need another set of rules to live by. We need to be able to listen to ourselves, to the deepest voice within us. Your spirit would never, ever make you wrong. It would comfort you, support you, and steer you in the direction that enables you to show up, as yourself, regardless of the outer circumstances.
We have no interest in telling you what to do, but rather to support you as you learn to listen to your own internal compass. When I came to parenthood, I was absolutely clueless. The only way I knew to raise my children was to listen to their deepest knowings, and to ensure that I didn’t knock their spirits out of them. Turns out this worked pretty well!
Your spirit wants to be free, but your humanness needs to feel safe and herein lies the dance. If you lean into your spirit, it will do the work for you. The unseen world underpins the world that we see. Being taught to navigate through life using only five senses seems like madness to me. We all have other senses, we have just forgotten how to trust them.
What will it look like?
- Running from Sunday 8th May until Saturday 18th June 2016
- We will have a weekly live call on Monday evenings, UK time (with replays for those unable to join us) that will include teachings and tools to help you to reconnect with yourself, a mini workshop each week.
- A well managed facebook group where you will be able to post your concerns and receive support and guidance about your immediate issues.
- A priority email service for you to receive support and guidance with issues that feel too sensitive for the group.
- Regular healings, sometimes to clear blockages that stop your life from flowing, other times to help your depleted energy system fill up its tank. And other times to help you with whatever is arising for you personally.
- But more than this, we will hold you, in the way a parent holds their own child to support you through the nitty gritty of life, giving you something to lean into, as your spirit moves down and in and you move out of your mind. We will be the trainer wheels as you learn to ride the bike.
We offer a one time payment option of £297 or a two payment option of £155 each.
If you select the 2 payments option you will be billed at the time of purchase and then again in 28 days to complete the payment.
Why we’re offering this
We are offering this course because for years I have been asked to run something other than individual sessions, to teach people to do for themselves what I do for them in a session. My daughter Jade has long been telling me that I could share my work in a way that overcomes the limitation of only being able to work with two people per day, and now she has come aboard and is helping me to do it. We want to offer something that sustains you over a period long enough to effect actual change.
Because this is the first time we’ve done anything like this, we will be giving it our full focus. I will be halving the amount of 1-2-1 sessions I do during the duration of the course in order to give it my focus and Jade has left her well paid job in the corporate world in order to answer the calling of her spirit. This course IS the calling of our spirits and we intend to give it everything we’ve got. It will be like our newborn baby and we will give all the participants the tender loving care they need.
Because it’s new, we are limiting the places to 30 participants, an amount that we know we will comfortably be able to hold, and to be closely involved with on an individual basis. We are offering the course at a remarkably reduced rate compared to other things like this on the market. In fact, I have yet to see anything available that offers the amount of support that we want to offer you. We will run this again, but never at this low price and maybe never with such a small group. However, should you find that you love the course so much that you would like to repeat it, as a founding member, who is helping us to create the seed, you will be able to take the course again at the same price we are offering it at this week, regardless of much more we charge in the future.
This course is for you if:
- You are wanting an opportunity to engage with your spirit in a supported environment without needing to leave your own life to do so.
- You would like to be held, kept in mind, and have regular contact and support throughout the six week period.
- You are happy to give your attention to yourself and to look beyond the obvious, surface levels of life.
- You are willing for your ‘stuff’ to arise, knowing that if it is coming up, it wants to be cleared.
It’s not for you if:
- You already have a strong connection with your spirit and don’t need any support.
- You prefer to have someone else do the work for you.
- You are currently too busy to give any time to your spiritual connection.
- You prefer to experience your spirit on a retreat or workshop, outside of your regular life.
Avanti by Jade
I’m incredibly proud of Avanti and feel so lucky to have her as my mother, and more recently mentor (mumtor?).
Spirituality was always a part of our house; I remember her giving me meditations to do in the school playground where I’d imagine a ball of golden light moving down from my crown to my toes, and she got me doing self-inquiry from the age of 10, but it wasn’t until I was about nineteen that I moved from seeing it as this thing that she did to something I was also interested in. At which point she got a lot more interesting!
Three things come to mind when I think of my mum: her mastery, her generosity and her commitment to truth. I’ve never worked with another healer who can do what she does, which as far as I’m aware is basically everything, or who does it so generously. She is always open to feedback and the questioning of her own beliefs and issues. This combination has made her a formidable healer and a lovely person to be around.
But it isn’t all love and light ‘round here. My mum has had more than her fair share of difficulties. From an abusive relationship with my alcoholic dad to having a stroke and M.E. and more recently getting all her money stolen by her lawyer, my mum has had plenty of downs. It has been astounding to watch her rise from the ashes each time, and I’m amazed at how she’s managed to become more compassionate rather than bitter and hardened.
She’s really not the kind of healer who sits on top of her mountain and tells the villagers what they should be doing. She is down in the village with you, going through the same ups and downs as you are, but with a broader perspective, which is what makes her teachings so useful and potent. Not only do they fit into your normal life, they are born from her normal life.
She’s a good person, but she’s not a goodie-goodie, and I love the way that her teachings and style encourage us to include all of who we are, rather than exclude the ‘naughty’ bits of ourselves. There’s nothing pious about my mum.
I am delighted that I have finally persuaded her to run courses, and feel privileged that I get to be part of them. For a long time now I’ve been telling her that she needs to teach people to do what she does for themselves, and as most people have had very little in the way of spiritual parenting I’m beyond pleased to be able to share her with you.
I know she will run this course with the same love, care, generosity and mastery with which she does everything else, and I’m so looking forward to you using the tools and skills that she has created to help navigate a relationship with your spirit within the context of your life.
Jade by Avanti
Jade was never really like a child. She was born tiny and early but was always very calm and self sufficient, and said her first word at five months. Even then it wasn’t ‘mum’ or anything like that…I was running my finger down her spine and she said “Nice” every time I did it. By seven months she was walking and talking.,
She continued in prodigy fashion, by the time she was four, the phrase “Oxbridge Material” began to get bandied about and by twelve she had a black belt in karate, played for Arsenal Ladies youth football team, and was top of the class in pretty much everything. You’d think this would have made life easy for her, but actually being good at everything has its drawbacks. How do you decide what to do with your life when you have an aptitude for so many things?
The world of the spirit and healing were always a part of Jade’s life. She cured her brother of appendicitis whilst still in primary school, but she didn’t take too kindly to me rushing onto the pitch with my healing hands at the ready any time one of her teammates had an injury. In fact she really wished that I had a ‘normal’ job. It really wasn’t until she was about nineteen years old and realised that not only was she not her stuff, but that her stuff got in the way of who she was, that she showed any real interest in the work that I do.
She began to take courses in healing, and developed her own relationship with her spiritual world but never considered it to be her vocation. After studying philosophy at university and teaching children to play football, Jade then moved to Spain to teach adults to speak English before coming back to London and joining the corporate world.
Then last summer, after spending a week on a silent retreat, something changed. She realised that she couldn’t ignore her spiritual and healingness any longer and began talking to me about the notion of us working together. She told me that I should share myself with the world and find ways to translate the work I was already happily doing into something that a larger audience could participate in. And she offered to help me to do it.
As I write this, Jade has just left her job in the corporate world and turned down a hefty salary increase in order to follow the leanings of her spirit. People often ask me who I go to when I need spiritual support, and I can honestly say that Jade is always the first person that I turn to. The subtlety of her awareness matches mine, but she also has the advantage of an incredibly astute left brain.
It goes without saying that I am delighted that she is joining me to create this new venture, and even though at twenty-seven, she is very young for a healer, her wisdom and depth have always belied her years. I know that with both Jade and me holding you as you take this journey, you are in very safe hands.
This is brand new, so no one has done it before. You are welcome to read testimonials about Avanti’s work here to give you an idea.
Because spaces are limited, and we will be engaging with you deeply on an energetic level from the moment you sign up for this course, we will not be offering refunds. However, if there is an event in your life during the course that makes it impossible for you to give it your attention, we will be happy to up the energetic support we offer you. If you find that you want out because of an issue that is arising, we will be happy to engage with you about the issue to help you move through it. It is very normal for stuff that has been suppressed in our systems to arise as soon as it’s given the opportunity to do so, and it only comes up to be addressed.
I don’t have time to listen to the calls.
If you don’t have time to listen to the calls, they will be recorded for you to listen to later, and we can catch you up energetically as well.
I don’t have time to give my spiritual life my attention right now.
If you really don’t have time, then it’s not for you. It will require you being able to give your time and attention to your spiritual development.
I haven’t enjoyed doing online courses before.
If you haven’t enjoyed doing online courses before, we know what you mean. There is nothing spiritual about gazing at a computer screen. As we see it, spirituality is a one player game that can be played alongside other players, and it is really about connecting with yourself. That you are not in our physical proximity actually makes it easier for us to work with your spirit outside of time and space. The calls will invite you to listen with your eyes closed and to bring your focus into yourself. There is no substitute, no matter how many useful tools you have, for self engagement.
I’m not very good with technology.
If you are something of a technophobe, we completely understand. You will need a computer for this course, but you don’t need to be able to do much more than engage with Facebook and send emails! We will ensure that joining us on the live calls requires little more than a click or two.
I know Avanti, but don’t know Jade.
Yes, again we can understand this. Jade is the person that Avanti turns to when she’s forgotten everything she knows. Jade has a natural healing ability and has done several courses herself as well as attending silent retreats. You can read Avanti’s perspective on Jade here.
Do I need to have worked with Avanti before?
Not at all.
Do I have to commit to the whole six weeks?
Yes, but it’s not about committing to our course, it’s about committing to your own spirit. Hopefully forever more!
I’m not very sociable, will I have to engage with other members of the group
In the facebook group you can engage as much or as little as you wish, and the calls will be designed for you to engage deeply with yourself.
I’m not in the UK, will time zones be a problem?
They might be in terms of listening to the live calls, but we’ll record them. In terms of us holding you and offering energetic support, it doesn’t matter where in the world you are.
Is this crazy woowoo?
If you feel that listening to your spirit is in conflict with who you are, then it might sound a bit woowoo. If the notion of you and your spirit hanging out feels natural to you then it’ll be more woo-hoo than woowoo!
I’m new to spirituality, will this be too advanced?
Everything will be down to earth and assimilable, and in spiritual terms, beginners mind is often the best place to begin. There are no spiritual ‘qualifications’ needed, just a sincere desire to connect with yourself.
I’ve been around the spiritual block several times, will this course be too basic?
If you are already living a spirited life that is in alignment with who you are, then you don’t need us. If not, then this isn’t about your ‘qualifications’ or who you’ve read it’s about your lived experience of having your life made out of you. Not a course for scholars, it’s about embodying your life in a real and practical way.
We hope that we have answered all your questions but if you have any more, please do get in touch.
This is an invitation from our spirits to yours, and we are so looking forward to guiding you on this journey of restoring your spirit to its rightful place in your life.
With all our love
Avanti and Jade xxx