Mirabai Star – Divine Meltdown Course 2022
Embrace radical surrender and bask in your inner awe as a modern-day mystic by embodying your humanness — the messy and the sublime — as a living testament of the sacred.Experience a powerful exercise by interspiritual author and speaker Mirabai Starr to open your heart and reveal a deep connection to the sacred within you.
What if your camouflaged hurts, disappointments, and mistakes are important aspects of your radiant self?
How would your life change if you stopped minimizing your true spiritual nature and making yourself smaller to accommodate the lofty expectations of those around you?
Spiritual masters and mystics have reassured us that, in spite of the appearances and circumstances of life, we all have the inherent capacity to experience joy, wholeness, and divine love…
It begins with fully accepting ourselves — our humanness and holiness — as the divine beings that we actually are.
In this program with beloved modern mystic Mirabai Starr, you’ll experience a bold, new, and empowering perspective on what it means to be an everyday mystic and lead a life you love.
This magnificent refuge is inside you. Enter. Shatter the darkness that shrouds the doorway. Step around the poisonous vipers that slither at your feet, attempting to throw you off your course. Be bold. Be humble. Put away the incense and forget the incantations they taught you. Ask no permission from the authorities. Slip away. Close your eyes and follow your breath to the still place that leads to the invisible path that leads you home.
— Mirabai Starr
Mirabai herself knows all too well that pain can be a portal to liberation. Pain encourages us to stop, reflect, and re-examine our lives. The difficulties we face can motivate us to question our current beliefs and to cease living the same way every day.
The good news is that you can learn to live in the present, free of debilitating self-judgments — and experience the splendor and beauty in your life, celebrate the sweet harmony found in everyday events, and bask in a deep knowing that you embody the sacred and sublime.
In this life-affirming course, you’ll plunge deep into your inner world through visualization, meditation, writing exercises, breathwork, and chanting. Mirabai will guide you through the creation of a sacred altar and the daily appreciation of beauty… keeping you awake and aware of the grandeur all around you.
Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative nonfiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature who has taught philosophy and world religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for more than 20 years. She was named one of 2020’s 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine.
A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss. Her latest book, Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce & Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, was named one of the “Best Books of 2019” by the interspiritual website Spirituality & Practice.
During this life-enriching online course, you’ll:
- Learn the surprising truth that you’re already a mystic — and access the tools to uncover and express the spiritual giant inside yourself
- Reveal the false beliefs that have kept you from perceiving your true spiritual essence with guided meditations, chanting, and writing practices
- Experience a variety of powerful exercises that Mirabai created to help you release what’s no longer serving you and embrace new beliefs that will
- Discover that you’re not a project to be perfected but a loving presence to be expressed
- Receive instruction on how to fully embrace the power of even the smallest daily events, for dramatic awakening
- Embrace your brokenness as a portal for transformation
- Discover wisdom and the tools to help you lead with love and see through love’s eyes
- Uncover what is uniquely yours to contribute to the world
- Learn how to infuse your everyday world with the sacred by creating sacred spaces and mindfully witnessing the splendor manifested around you
- Gain a childlike wonder and appreciation of your life by removing unrealistic expectations of perfection and allowing your true divine nature be expressed and celebrated
- Discover a deeper capacity to help others by clearly seeing your own divinity
- Explore the freedom of letting go of control and stepping into the expansive unknown — where the real magic of life happens
During this transformative 7-module online event, Mirabai will guide you to fearlessly “ break down the door to your divine encounters,” as she describes it. She’ll encourage you to no longer wait for permission to live an extraordinary life. Through compelling instruction, you’ll examine and challenge limiting belief systems, constricting roles you’ve accepted, and teachings of religious doctrine that are simply not true.
Through Mirabai’s incomparably gentle wisdom, you’ll discover that you don’t have to abandon humanness to discover your spiritual nature. She’ll compassionately help you reveal your true self, the everyday mystic, by fully embodying yourself as you are today… allowing you to fully embrace the blessings of the present, both shadow and light.
Dare to reclaim the holiness of your life, and you’ll feel a renewed thirst for the sensuality of every moment. You’ll allow yourself to be creative, inspired, and spontaneous. You’ll awaken to a deep sense of contentment, looking out on a world that is holy, sacred, and stunningly beautiful.
Mirabai masterfully unveils an essential teaching that helps establish trust in life — not by exerting greater control — but through peaceful and conscious surrender that enables the expansive unknown to reveal its gifts, soothing your wounded heart.
There’s a Zen koan that says: “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” One meaning is that we infuse the sacred into our daily lives. It’s not something that comes to us, but rather an energy that flows from us.
This rebellious acceptance of your whole self gives you energy and clarity that you have everything you need to co-create a loving world, at a time when it’s needed most.
If you’re ready to take your rightful place in a community of fellow mystics, join us for this transformative and heart-opening 7-module course.
During this exploration of mysticism and your life as an everyday mystic, Mirabai will lovingly help you release limiting self-judgments and false beliefs, so you can perceive yourself authentically and embrace your true spiritual essence.
Through thought-provoking and life-affirming exercises integrated with insightful instruction, Mirabai will help you to courageously face the circumstances of your life and transform problems, concerns, and challenges into valuable messengers, assisting you in your awakening.
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Modules
In this 7-part transformational intensive, Mirabai will guide you through the heart-opening exercises and life-changing instruction you’ll need to successfully walk through your life compassionately and powerfully as a modern everyday mystic.
This course will feature step-by-step teachings and experiential practices with Mirabai. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to embrace a new, higher vision of yourself as a modern mystic, embracing the fullness and joy of embodying your human holiness.
Module 1: Discover Your Bold, Sensual Self by Courageously Expressing the Mystic You Already Are
In this opening session, Mirabai will establish a firm foundation for reclaiming your spiritual identity. She’ll examine the traditional definition of what it means to be a mystic, and give you an entirely new understanding so you can see yourself as a modern, everyday mystic.
You’ll go on an enlightening journey into the beliefs that often create unrealistic expectations of spiritual perfection, and that can result in developing a cycle of self-judgment that actually keeps you away from seeing the very thing you’re striving to reveal… your true self.
Mirabai will gently help you unravel the messes and mistakes you thought defined your life, with a new realization that every step brings you closer to the truth that you’re already home.
In this session, you’ll:
- Experience a liberating exercise where you’ll embrace your entire being
- Learn that there is no end to achieve — you’re already divine
- Explore the true meaning of mysticism
- Have an opportunity to give yourself permission to express the powerful and benevolent person you were created to be
- Recognize your life as holy ground… because you’re standing there
Module 2: Cultivate a Presence for Deeper Connection to the Sacred
You can transform the routine and ordinary by bringing the sacred into your daily life. You’ll learn that being present to all the feelings, details, tensions, and contours of your life is a powerful tool for transformation. Mirabai will help you embody the tools you need to uplevel the everyday into a mystical experience.
You’ll gain a new perspective of the importance of ancient spiritual traditions and discover how these sacred customs can be valuable to our current relationships and wellbeing. Mirabai will explore the power and influence the feminine has on self-realization, as the feminine establishes a vessel for the expression of the divine.
In this session, you’ll:
- Discover the impact of honoring the Sabbath — taking a day of refuge by letting the world’s cares and demands pause while you explore your inner life
- Learn how to prepare the body and mind to be a welcoming vessel for the spiritual energies that you’re awakening
- Experience the daily practices of noting, observing, appreciating, and contemplating the beauty that surrounds you
- Uncover the power of the feminine approach to spiritual self-examination
- Learn how the body is the meeting place of the beloved
Module 3: Gain a Renewed Sense of Amazement Through Radical Surrender
Surrender is not giving up. It’s a release with an awareness that life cannot be controlled. The way of the mystic is to understand the beauty and grace that’s ever-present and to celebrate the divine wonder through childlike eyes.
As you open yourself to the beauty and magnificence of the world, you’ll discover a connection to the essence and power that’s all around you. You may not get more answers — indeed, the unknown and unknowable may seem even more profound. But in that surrendered awareness, you’ll realize that life is not a problem to be solved, it’s a reality to be celebrated.
Mirabai will support and guide you as you pull on the loose threads of your belief systems and let those that no longer serve you unravel.
In this session, you’ll:
- Experience an enlightening and sacred mantra exercise to help open you to your divinity
- Discover that the dark night of soul is not about overcoming a hard time, instead it’s about the blessing of being spiritually vulnerable and encountering love itself
- Learn the importance of what Buddists call a “beginner’s mind” so you can live your life from a fresh, untarnished perspective
- Dismantle the thought systems and beliefs that have restricted your true vision and falsely proclaimed your limits rather than your magnificence
- Develop a trust in yourself with awareness that you’re not separate from the splendor of life
Module 4: Learn Love at the Feet of the Masters to Activate Love in Your Daily Life
Mirabai teaches that the sacred can be found everywhere in your everyday life. It’s not an energy outside you. You can bring the beautiful and the sacred to everything you do. The books you read, the movies you watch, and the music you enjoy are all avenues for the divine to celebrate your life.
This course will encourage you to view life as a mentor that provides you with clues to live expansively, embrace everything, and become your best version of yourself. Mirabai will guide you to let go of limiting self concepts and old beliefs that say, once you’re perfect (sometime in the future) you can live an inspired life.
You are not a project to be perfected — you’re a divine, spiritual energy here to express boldly.
In this session, you’ll:
- Experience a powerful exercise to open your heart and reveal a deep connection to the sacred within
- Learn to gain insights and guidance from the relationships, companionship, and communities currently in your life
- Discover that there are clues to transformation all around you, explore how to identify them, and activate their loving message
- Find new avenues for spiritual inspiration that are currently all around you
- Explore the profound truth that everything is holy, just as it is
Module 5: Build & Tend Beloved Community to Support Your Sacred Transformation
The era of the lone prophet and single sage has passed. Ours is a time of collective awakening, of reciprocity, of active participation in the interconnected web of our relationships. Each of us has something essential to contribute, inextricably bound with our individual quirks and gifts.
In this module, Mirabai will guide you to find, build, and tend to your tribe as a path of healing, homecoming, and happiness. As she puts it, “Lift each other up. See no separation between servant and served. Look to the example of tree root systems and ‘quantum entanglement’ to illuminate what mystics and Indigenous wisdom keepers have always known: we belong to each other.” As you’ll explore, such belonging is a potent antidote to isolation and despair.
In this session, you’ll:
- Experience an ancient meditation to activate and enhance your natural loving kindness
- Understand why it’s essential that we work together to unfold our spiritual natures — why going it alone is simply too hard
- Learn how to receive guidance and listen for your invitation from the universe — how are you to serve
- Discover how you can tap into your force for goodness and help others even when you’re experiencing personal challenges
- Learn how science shows that we’re interconnected from tree roots and plants to the vastness of the quantum field
Module 6: Use the Pain of Grief to Open Yourself to Inner Peace
Grief can be a crucible for alchemical transmutation.
Loss has many familiar faces — death, breakups, health, financial, trust, and innocence. When you choose to stay present in the discomfort of suffering, rather than turn away, self-medicate, or try to “fix” it through forces outside yourself, loss and grief can become a threshold to sacred space. Your broken heart can open to deeper love and intimacy with the divine and with compassion for all beings.
This is the heart of Mirabai’s teaching. She’ll gently guide and support you as you dare to feel everything… not to get rid of your emotions, but to understand them. She’ll tenderly lead you through powerful exercises, inspired instruction, and authentic personal examples in how you can boldly face your grief and transform it into a stepping stone to real freedom and sovereignty.
In this session, you’ll:
- Experience a profound breathing practice that transmutes the grief you’re holding into hope and beauty
- Learn that grief and loss are not what they appear to be, and shift to perceiving them as portals to your heart’s sincerest desire
- Understand the nature of grief and the different forms it uses in your life and the lives of others
- Discover how to powerfully face grief and loss and draw out its healing message
- Understand the deeper teaching of grief and transcend the common belief that pain is to be mitigated, rather than embraced, so it can be understood as a path to liberation
Module 7: Embrace Your Humanity as a Way to Express the Sacred
Living as a mystic doesn’t mean you conform to a preconceived notion of purity and perfection… living as a mystic means you abide in your humanity.
You might still make some disappointing choices, lose your temper with people you love, engage in addictive behaviors, get caught in old painful thought patterns, or collapse into hopelessness in the face of catastrophic world events.
Yet living as an everyday, modern mystic means you bear witness to your own human condition with curiosity and tenderness. You recognize that you’re an integral member in the vast family of created beings and that this life experience is a school for waking up and growing closer to the divine… however you experience it.
In this final session, you’ll:
- Practice a day of silence where you allow yourself to shift your inner paradigm and create a space for powerful realizations
- Discover that patience and compassion begin with you and radiate outward to encompass the world around you
- Reveal the deep teaching that you’re here as a human being, living a divine adventure to discover that your true nature and mistakes are required to learn all that you came here to learn
- Explore what’s beyond your current beliefs and expectations through a writing exercise that has you contemplate and complete the statement “I never would have believed…”
- Discover the secret to realizing your deepest desires is fully embracing your whole self, the messy parts as well as the sacred and majestic