~ 2020 ~

Be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart,
and try to love the questions themselves
like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue.
Do not seek the answers,
which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them.
And the point is, to live everything.
Live the questions now.
Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it,
and live along some distant day into the answer.
RAINER MARIA RILKE, Letters to a Young Poet

Session Dates 2020 Training and Zoom link

ZOOM link for all classes

 

Core Teaching Module Dates

  • Thursday evenings from 7 to 8.30 pm EST
  • via video conference
  • 7 weeks each

Module 1 – Essentials of Soul Supportive Meditation

  • February 6 – March 19

Module 2 – Energy Awareness

  • April 9 – May 21

Module 3 – Relationship and the Shared Field

  • June  4 – July 16

Module 4 – Living a Soul-Guided Life

  • September 10 – October 22

Completion Ceremony: Sunday November 1st from 3 to 8 pm (at a location near Toronto, TBA)

ClearBeing Meditation System

Reading list

Course Textbooks

The Way of Liberation by Adyashanti

  • Adyashanti has been a primary teacher of mine for the past 15 years. This little book distills the essentials of true meditation by a modern master. I appreciate that rather than passing on the teachings of a spiritual tradition he shares from his being, his knowing and his awakeness which offers the gift of a direct transmission.

Your Soul’s Gift by Robert Schwartz

  • I had the opportunity to be in ongoing contact with my spirit guides through a trance channel in the early years of this millennium. It set the foundation for my understanding of the path of the soul and I wanted to give you that perspective as well. Most of the information in this book is channelled by various gifted mediums.

Everything is Here to Help You by Matt Kahn

  • This popular spiritual teacher sees deeply into the transition from an ego led life to a soul guided one. His style and perspectives feel cutting edge to me. He opens us up to new possibilities lovingly and directly.

The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

  • This book has spoken to the masses. It’s a methodical exploration of how we lose contact with our soul and how to get it back, by a man who has lived it sincerely and deeply.

Loving what Is by Byron Katie

  • Another modern day master, Byron Katie has developed a process called The Work, which guides us to question our stressful thoughts. As our painful beliefs are exposed and questioned we clear the way for emotional unwinding and for the light of the soul to shine through. (If you have other Byron Katie books, this one can be optional)

The Way of Rest by Jeff Foster

  • This is the best book I have encountered for making peace with the emotions. The teachings are offered in the form of 177 short passages so it’s the perfect book to keep on your altar and open at random particularly when dealing with challenging energies.

Other Recommended Readings

  • Adyashanti: Falling Into Grace, and others
  • Byron Katie:  Loving What Is, and others
  • Brandon Bays: The Journey
  • Caroline Dupont: Deep Healing (you can purchase this from me – $16)
  • Gary Zucav: The Heart of Healing
  • Greg Baer: Real Love
  • Jeff Foster: Falling In Love With Where You Are, The Way Of Rest, and others
  • John Prendergast: In Touch
  • Lynn Marie Lumiere: Awakened Relating
  • Michael Singer: The Surrender Experiment
  • Mirabai Starr: Julian or Norwich, Theresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Francis of Assisi
  • Pema Chodron: When Life Falls Apart, and others
  • Paramahansa Yogananda:  Autobiography of a Yogi
  • Sri Maharaj Nisargadatta: I Am That
  • Thich Nhat Hahn: Peace In Every Step, and others

Web-sites

Meditation Supplies

 

 

 

 

 

Module 1 replays, meditations and homework

CLASS 7 

  • Review and deepening

Video

Audio

Guided meditation audio (centering)

Resources:

Quotes on resistance:

Adyashanti: The paradox is that when resistance is fully accepted, the resistance disappears.

Jeff Foster: In the room of you, even resistance has a home, a safe place to rest. Understand this, and the entire spiritual search crumbles to the ground.

Eckhart Tolle: It may look like the situation is creating suffering, but ultimately this is not so – your resistance is.

Homework:

  • Use this time to include some part of Soul Coach Training to your daily life:
    • meditation practice
    • reading
    • reviewing recordings
    • meeting with your study group
    • approaching challenging situations using your tools
  • Restorative Yoga & Meditation: free online classes during the coronavirus crisis: https://www.carolinedupont.com/clearbeing-yoga/
  • ClearBeing Virtual Meditation Cave: https://www.carolinedupont.com/virtual-meditation-cave/

First class of Module 2: April 9th

CLASS 6 (Practicum)

  • Guiding meditations

Video

Audio

Guided meditation audio (Coronavirus)

Structure for guiding meditation

  1. sitting comfortably
  2. grounding (through the base)
  3. awareness of…
    1. breath
    2. body
    3. mind/thoughts/interpretations
    4. emotions/subtle sensations
  4. allowing everything to be as it is.
  5. noticing what’s noticing (Presence)

Homework

  • Re-listen to the Meditation from this class.
    • What added insights do you receive?
  • Practice guiding a meditation with a willing friend.
    • How did it feel for you to take someone through a meditative journey?
    • How did your friend respond to their experience?
    • What parts felt natural for you?
    • Did you notice guidance coming from intuition?
    • What parts were more challenging and will require more practice?

 

CLASS 5

  • Presence

Video

Audio

Guided meditation audio (Presence)

Homework

  • Re-listen to the Meditation from this class
  • Continue to practice bringing curiosity and awareness to the various levels of sensation in the body in meditation and in daily life
  • Notice what is noticing the various details as they move in and out of awareness.
  • In the talk I mentioned some of the qualities of Presence (spaciousness, groundedness, open-heartedness, etc.) How is presence experienced in your being? How does resting as Presence impact your experience of the moment?

 

CLASS 4

  • Bringing gross sensations, feelings and emotions, and subtle energetic sensations into awsareness

Video

Audio

Guided meditation 1 audio (body scan)

Guided meditation 2 (exploring gross sensations, emotions and energies in a challenging situation)

Homework

  • Read Chapter 2 of The Way of Liberation
  • Re-listen to Meditation 2 from this class
  • Practice bringing curiosity and awareness to the various levels of sensation in the body in meditation and in daily life
    • how does this affect the sensations themselves?
    • how does this practice change your perspective on the situation?
    • when is this practice relatively easy or challenging?

 

CLASS 3 (Practicum)

  • Transparent Communication
  • Sharing Circles

Video

Audio

Guided meditation audio  (Layering your deepest aspiration into centering)

Resources

Homework

  • Practice Transparent Communication
    • What happens in your body, both physical and subtle, when you are speaking or listening to someone?
    • Notice (without judgment):
      • where you feel resistance in the body;
      • when you feel engaged;
      • when you check out;
      • feelings that show up (possibly seemingly unrelated to what is being said)
    • What happens when you stay present to the space between you and the other person?

 

CLASS 2

  • Clarifying ‘Clarify your Aspirations’
  • Working with the mind, interpretations and beliefs
    1. Put attention elsewhere than the mind (following the breath, mantras, etc.)
    2. Start your meditation by acknowledging other aspects of your being: the breath, body, emotions and energies (without adding to them)
    3. Question your beliefs (using The Work by Byron Katie)

Video

Audio

Guided meditation audio

Resources

Homework

  • Fill in the Judge-Your Neighbor Worksheet

 

CLASS 1

  • Introduction
  • Course components
  • What is meditation?

Video

Audio

Guided meditation audio

Resources

Homework

  • Read Chapter 1 of The Way of Liberation
  • Meditation
    • create a spot in your home for meditation practice
    • commit to a regular practice for any period of time
    • re-listen to the guided meditation from this class
  • Reflect on the question ‘What is my greatest aspiration?’, possibly journaling about it.

 

Module 2 replays, meditations and homework

CLASS 7

  • Prioritizing Presence

Video

Audio

Guided meditation

Homework:

  • Orient towards sensing and resting as Presence in your meditation practice and/or in your daily moments.
    • What qualities does Presence have in your experience?
  • Continue to practice subtle soul coaching noticing changes in perspective, and qualities that become available to you with respect to the relationship (I.e. understanding, trust, compassion, faith in the other’s soul, etc.)

 

CLASS 6 (Practicum) 

  • Subtle soul coaching: bringing presence to that which someone evokes in us.
  • “If I feel something, it’s mine to feel.”

Video 

Audio 

Guided meditation

Homework:

  • Practice subtle soul coaching on one or more of you relationships (perhaps using the guided meditation from this class as a guide)
    • How does the feel of the shared field shift?
    • How does your perspective on the other, or the situation shift?
    • How does the other’s attitude towards you change?

 

CLASS 5 

  • Following the Energy Trail to Heal Physical Disease
  • I’m waiting to receive a response from zoom as to how to convert the files they sent me from last class which are different from the ones i usually receive.
  • In the meantime, I’m sending you a recording that I did last year on this topic.
  • I”ll do my best to get last week’s recording up.

Video from 2019

Audio from 2019

Guided meditation

Homework:

  • Spend some time visiting and listening to a symptom you’d like to heal on your own or with the guided meditation.
    • Journal your experience. What do you notice when you spend time with the body in this way during or after your meditations?


CLASS 4 

  • Following the Energy Trail

Video

Audio

Guided meditation

Homework:

  • Continue
    • Bringing awareness to chakras
    • guiding friends, family and clients through Soul Coaching sessions
  • RE-listen to the guided meditation and practice following the energy trail.
    • Journal your experience.
  • Pay attention to energy residues in the various interactions you have throughout the day (when things don’t feel quite complete) and practice following the energy trail.

May 3rd Silent Sunday, from 2 to 6 pm EST – https://www.carolinedupont.com/silent-sundays/

FREE webinar – Transforming your Empathic Nature into the Gift that It Is, Wednesday May 6th @ 7 pm EST – sign up to receive link https://www.carolinedupont.com/free-webinar-transforming-your-empathic-nature/


CLASS 3 (Practicum)

  • Formal Soul Coaching

Video

Audio

Guided meditation

  • centering
  • chakra scan
  • meeting/clearing energy from a challenging situation)

Resources:

Homework:

  • Continue to bring awareness to energy and chakras during meditation and in your daily life.
    • Journal your experience.
  • Read the Formal Soul Coaching guidelines and begin to offer to take friends and family through a session (I suggest 30 minutes to start).
    • Re-listen to this week’s meditation and the recording (particularly my work with Dawn) for added guidance.
  • Restorative Yoga & Meditation: free online classes and recordings during the coronavirus crisis: https://www.carolinedupont.com/clearbeing-yoga/
  • ClearBeing Virtual Meditation Cave: https://www.carolinedupont.com/virtual-meditation-cave/

 

CLASS 2 

  • Chakras (energy centres)

Video

Audio

Guided meditations

Resources:

Homework:

  • Continue to bring awareness to energy and chakras during meditation and in your daily life. The simplest way to do this is to strip the labels off of emotions, as well as the associated stories, and just feel.
  • Listen to the 2 meditations from this week’s class and perhaps journal your experience.
    • What do you notice when you first connect to energy and how does it shift as you bring awareness to that level of your experience?
    • Which chakras are easy for you to feel and not so easy?
    • Notice how your chakras and energy body respond to stress? How does the energy body respond to simple awareness (i.e. dropping out of stories and analysis, letting go of giving the energy an emotional label).
  • Restorative Yoga & Meditation: free online classes and recordings during the coronavirus crisis: https://www.carolinedupont.com/clearbeing-yoga/
  • ClearBeing Virtual Meditation Cave: https://www.carolinedupont.com/virtual-meditation-cave/

 

CLASS 1 

  • Principles of Energy

Video

Audio

Resources:

Homework:

  • Bring awareness to energy during meditation and in your daily life. The simplest way to do this is to strip the labels off of emotions, as well as the associated stories, and just feel.
    • Notice when you’re making ‘higher vibration choices’, and ‘lower vibration choices’. When you don’t add a value judgment and simply are curious, what do you notice?
    • When my energy feels depleted what habits and practices help to connect me to greater vitality?
  • Possible reading
    • part 2 of Untethered Soul
    • continue exploring the books intuitively
  • Restorative Yoga & Meditation: free online classes and recordings during the coronavirus crisis: https://www.carolinedupont.com/clearbeing-yoga/
  • ClearBeing Virtual Meditation Cave: https://www.carolinedupont.com/virtual-meditation-cave/

Module 3 replays, meditations and homework

CLASS 7

  • Oneness

Video

Audio

Meditation

  • In relationship with overwhelm

Quotes on Oneness

Homework:

  • Prioritize Being in your days and moments. Be aware of when doing overpowers stillness and awareness.
  • Notice how ongoing time for Being affects the overall quality of your interactions with yourself and others.

 

CLASS 6 (Practicum)

  • Soul Coaching more than one person at a time
  • Interactive Meditation

Video

Audio

Meditation

  • “At the core of everything we run away from is everything we long for, but we’ll never know if we keep running.” Jeff Foster

 

CLASS 5

  • The Evolution of Soul-Guided Relationships

Video

Audio

Guidelines

  1. Take responsibility for what arises.
  2. Be transparent.
  3. Let go of blaming or demanding that the other changes.
  4. Let go of playing a role. Be authentic.
  5. Be Present for the beauty as well as the challenges in a relationship.

Homework:

  • Look at the guidelines above (and perhaps re-listen to the recording). Look for opportunities to refine your practice of these guidelines this week.

 

CLASS 4 

  • Non-Human Relationships
  • “You have to meet the relationship as it is to see what it wants to become.”

Video

Audio

Guided meditations

  1. Awareness in the head, heart and gut
  2. Exploring a non-human relationship

Homework:

  • Are you aware of a ‘non-human’ relationship in your life that is wanting more balance?
  • Reflect on the statement “You have to meet the relationship as it is to see what it wants to become”. Is that something that you easily do? Have to work at? Have never thought about? What would it be to approach relationship this way?
  • Apply the meditations and teachings from this week to that relationship and journal your observations.
  • Bring your insights and questions to next week’s class.

 

CLASS 3 

  • The Client – Soul Coach Relationship (practicum)

Video

Audio

Guided meditation

Homework:

  • Consider how you can apply the teachings in this class to you personal practice, your subtle soul coaching explorations or your practice sessions with clients.
  • Reflect on and possibly journal your intentions in your soul coaching interactions (i.e. saving someone from pain, solving problems, impressing people, proving something, Being Presence) – there’s no right or wrong here, but bringing clear intentions is fundamental to our unfolding as soul coaches.
  • What is your current growing edge? Re-listen to the portion of the class on ‘growing edge’ (about the 40 minute mark). How can you bring greater awareness to that edge and relax into the evolution that is available to you there? More quiet time? Sharing it in your study group? Booking a session with me or another person that you trust? Sending me an email so that I can address it in the next class?

 

CLASS 2 

  • The Only Relationship

Video

Audio

Guided meditation

Quotes from Dr Ihaleakala Len Hew

  • Everything we experience is our responsibility because it’s in our life.
  • Everything is a projection from inside the human being.
  • What is going on inside of me that I see someone or something as a problem?

Homework:

  • Begin or continue to read Your Soul’s Gift.
  • Re-listen to the guided meditation.
    • What is your highest aspiration for your relationship with yourself?
    • Explore your relationship with your mind and thoughts. Your body. Your emotions and energy. How might you make these more safe & intimate?
    • When I relate more deeply with myself within the context of relationships, how do I experience myself and ‘the other’.

 

CLASS 1 

  • Regarding relationships: Is it possible?

Video

Audio

Guided meditation

Homework:

  • Begin or continue to read Your Soul’s Gift.
  • Consider the perspectives on relationships that we explored in this class.
    • How do they shift your view and experience of your current relationships: the easy ones, the challenging ones?
    • What might you be wanting to learn from your relationships?

Module 4 replays, meditations and homework

CLASS 3

  • Soul nurturing practices (practicum)

Video

Audio

Centering

Reflections

  • During your daily life, notice which activities bring you deeper into your true nature.
  • Which activities seem to bring you further away? 
  • Be open to how your soul is guiding you to practices, activities, and details that nurture your connection.
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CLASS 2

  • When the Soul is operating….

Video

Audio

Meditation

  • I want to tune into my soul.

Reflections

  • Journaling exercise:
    • Revisit the questions from the exercise in this class if you feel the need to spend more time with them.
  • Attune to when soul is operating and when ego is operating in your daily life.
    • How does this awareness affect your perspective and your capacity to shift to the soul’s perspective?

 

CLASS 1

  • It’s already happening: relaxing into a soul-guided life

Video

Audio

Meditation

  • The art of relationship is the art of being in intimate, kind, gentle relationship with ourselves.

Reflections

  • Journaling exercise:
    • Do I want a soul-guided life?
    • What does living a soul-guided life mean to me?
    • Connect to and give space to the part of you that wants an authentic life and feel into that.
    • Connect to and give space to the part of you that fears an authentic life and feel into that.
  • Notice when you are in the midst of trying to create a more spiritual moment, finding solutions, assuming that soul isn’t available right now.
    • How does becoming Present with your whole being (through simply stopping, meditation, or any activity that ushers in deeper awareness) shift your perspective?

 

Movement Videos

Embodying Module 1: Essentials of Soul Supportive Meditation

Embodying Module 2: Energy Awareness

Study Groups

It’s suggested to meet at least once every 3 weeks or so. Arrange a time between you to get together (suggestion: about an hour) over the phone.

  • Take turns leading a centering meditation.
  • Check in with each other using transparent communication (maybe 5 minutes each)
  • Discuss the course homework, teachings, and anything else that seems relevant.

Study Group Guidelines

I’m suggesting Globafy which is a free conference call service (as long as you have a long distance plan within your country). It’s very simple.

  • Before your first call, decide on an 8-digit code between you.
  • Arrange a meeting time that works for all of you (considering your time zones of course)
  • Dial the Globafy number for your country
  • Canada: 1-514-819-0355
  • Enter your code when prompted. The first person unlocks the call.
  • That’s it.
  • For more info visit: https://globafy.com/free-conference-call/

Feel free to connect in any other way that works for you.

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