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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Opening to Boundless Love - A Free Online Event with Miranda Macpherson
Open to boundless love, learn to be fully integrated “in the world but not of it,” and welcome all of life as a blessing that contributes to your growth and wholeness.
Do you recognize that God is in everything and everyone, but find it difficult to live this awareness in daily life?
Are you challenged to sustain an open-hearted love that brings joy and meaning to your life and those around you?
And do you still find yourself rejecting parts of yourself?
If so, you’re in good company. Almost everyone who is on a spiritual path and longs to serve as a pure vessel of love and grace falls short time and time again. We all get reactive, and disappointed with life at times. And not being able to live up to the higher consciousness you experience in your most enlightened moments can be frustrating and lead to a lot of self-judgement.
At times, the challenge of living in an awake and whole way can seem insurmountable. To experience the Divine in each moment requires a level of awareness that seems unattainable in the midst of our everyday world.
We may idealize saints and “realized beings” but secretly suspect that we are incapable of opening to the state they live from.
As a result, we may feel hopeless and get annoyed, depressed or cynical.
That’s why so many spiritual seekers strive to transcend their humanity. They are seeking to get beyond the muck, challenge and ordinariness of their daily lives.
As you may have discovered, that doesn’t work. Trying to bypass the aspects of yourself that you deem as less than holy actually sinks you deeper into the quicksand of separation from your actual divinity, which is in ALL parts of you.
Why? If God is in everything, then God is in the aspects of yourself that you turn away from in denial, guilt or shame. When you distance yourself from these aspects, you distance yourself from God.
To live in a state of boundless love in which you see all things as an expression of the Divine, you need to integrate and include all those parts of yourself that seem to be in the way on your path of awakening.
By exploring and embracing the full spectrum of your humanity AS a reflection of your divinity, you can relax into a vaster identity and stop resisting so much of your experience of life.
You open to the sacred essence that is your birthright.
You open to the profound blessing of each and every moment.
This is what it means to open to God Consciousness — to see everything as a blessing and everything as an expression of Love.
Only when you accept and embrace what you see as your imperfections can you reclaim the beauty, majesty and perfection of your true identity.
This kind of inner work requires a courageous commitment to self-forgiveness and self-love as well as seeing where you identify with a more limited and contracted vision of yourself.
That’s why we created the Living From God Consciousness program: to lovingly support you to live from a full-bodied, integrated awakening and state of loving acceptance of your full self.
As you do, the world comes alive around you!
The Power of an Authentic, Awake Teacher
The Living From God Consciousness program is led by a remarkable female mystic who underwent a life-changing spiritual awakening that shifted the core of her being — and prepared her to lead others in catalyzing deep shifts.
Her name is Miranda Macpherson, and her story offers a uniquely modern tale of awakening that builds upon the lineages of the past, but also blossoms in new directions.
Miranda underwent a great unraveling of her ego identity during three weeks in Arunachala, India. It all started in the same cave where the revered Hindu sage Ramana Maharshi lived in silence for 15 years. This initiated a deep stopping of the mind, in which concepts of self, reality and God dissolved into silence.
This pivotal shift in identity initiated a deep process of surrender that took her years to stabilize and integrate. Her inquiry since has been how to embody this realization, living ‘in the world but not of the world.’
Nothing would ever be the same again. A vast, loving, deep presence began to open within her. It took years to stabilize this opening, begin to live from it, and learn to guide others in making this same shift.
Since then, Miranda has emerged as a truly global spiritual teacher. She speaks with the refreshing candor born of her Australian roots. She draws from her deep study of world religions and practices as an interfaith minister. And she is well-versed in many modern systems of psycho-spiritual growth.
Miranda’s teaching methods marry an exquisite and piercing capacity for clear insight with an overflowing, loving heart that helps you release your aversion to any aspect of yourself.
She guides you in shedding the conditioning that obscures the truth of who YOU really are, and helps you approach the path with tenderness and self-forgiveness.
In Living From God Consciousness, she will offer you a distinctly feminine perspective on non-dual spiritual realization that leads to the discovery of new dimensions of grace — and the possibility for you to embody divine love and to live with a deeper awareness of and appreciation for the beauty and mystery of life.
We at The Shift Network first learned about Miranda from veterans of the spiritual path who have sat with literally every major teacher of the last 30 years, and said, “You HAVE to meet Miranda. She is the real deal.”
And we found ourselves dazzled by the luminosity and loving realization of this teacher.
Miranda’s teachings are informed by her extensive experience in educating and training others from all over the globe. Her twenty-plus years of teaching include a decade as spiritual director of a groundbreaking program in which she trained over 600 interfaith ministers and spiritual counselors.
In recent years, she has been guiding groups of advanced aspirants who are ready to let go of the paradigm of “seeking, grasping and struggling,” and experience the loving presence of the Divine as the baseline for all of their lives – from relationships to careers to running errands.
During these eight weeks with Miranda, you will learn to relax the efforting — the pushing, pulling and leading with the ordinary mind — and learn why so many of your attempts to improve, grow and evolve leave you feeling like you’re running in place.
You’ll be guided through the common pitfalls on a spiritual path and also understand how to integrate your instinctual drives.
She will share how to unconditionally accept and embrace all elements of yourself as aspects of the Divine and bring forth a deep and abiding sense of wholeness and well-being.
You will learn how to counteract your ego’s tendency to resist and reject any movement toward God Consciousness.
She will gently guide you to advance beyond an intellectual concept of awakening to experience a living, pulsating awareness that permeates every aspect of your body and being.
You will then learn how to apply this realization to daily life to become a more conscious and spiritually mature human being. You’ll even begin to accept the challenges of daily life as blessings (without bypassing!).
With Miranda as your guide, you will learn:
- How to open yourself to and grow from both the joyful and challenging situations of life.
- Why a rigorous, disciplined spiritual practice is essential to living a conscious life.
- How to align yourself with the mind of God and become more receptive to divine intelligence.
- Why self-forgiveness is vital to your spiritual growth.
- The key to working with and harnessing the deeper aspects of your shadow.
- Why three magic words — ask, listen, obey — bring forth ever more clarity, beauty and peace into your life.
- How to live in God Consciousness while accepting and dealing with interpersonal conflict.
- Why your survival instinct is the biggest barrier to embracing everything as a part of God.
- How to melt the hard block of ice that is the ego with the warmth of the sun — the love of God.
- Why wholeheartedly surrendering to and trusting in divine intelligence paves the way to unconditional allowing and acceptance.
- What embracing everything as part of God means when you’re experiencing serious physical pain or illness.
If you yearn to discover how heaven can meet earth in the core of your own being, this program was designed for you.
The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me. One seeing. One knowing. One love.
- A Meister Eckhart
Greater Connection through
Live Streaming Video
As a special addition to this course, Miranda will be live streaming video of her teaching sessions, so that you can have an even more powerful connection and transmission. This live video connection will be easy to use and will greatly increase your learning and transformation.
What You’ll Discover in These 8 Weeks
Course sessions are on Wednesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
In this eight-week transformational training, Miranda will offer you an opportunity to integrate love and unity into your life through the nondual state of unconditional allowing. You will discover what the state of the mind of God is really all about, open beyond your mental boundaries and enter into deeper unity consciousness.
Each weekly, LIVE contemplation and training session will build harmoniously upon the next, so that you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to move into unity with God Consciousness.
This program is divided into three sections, each with a specific emphasis:
Section 1) “ Opening to God Consciousness.” Modules 1 and 2 give an overview of the integrated approach to non-duality, the vision of unity, the practice of unconditional acceptance and its relevance to our personal deepening and collective awakening.
Section 2) “ Embracing the Forces of Our Humanity.” Modules 3-5 dive into substantial shadow work, powerfully challenging the aspects normally suppressed deep in the unconscious — bringing everything to the heart cave of Absolute Grace.
Section 3) “In the World But Not Of the World.” Modules 6-8 lead beyond the ordinary veils to experience the Boundless dimensions. Opening up space within provides expanded perception and brings deep peace with wise discrimination, so God Consciousness can be embodied while taking graceful action in this world.
OPENING TO GOD CONSCIOUSNESS
Module 1: The Indestructible Unity of Being (February 3)
We begin our eight-week journey together by exploring what IS God Consciousness? How do we open beyond mere conceptual understanding of our underlying unity to experiencing it directly? How can abiding in the non-dual condition help us integrate our personal and collective shadow? How does this help us find the peace and wisdom to live authentic spirituality and be of benefit to our world?
At the basement of absolutely everything is God; a love so total that it embraces everything, including your ego and its distortions, to come home. Turning into this love and unity provides a powerful inner platform from which to grapple with our deepest challenges – both personal and collective — with spiritual maturity. It asks that we surrender our fixed perceptions, open into the mystery and be humble in the face of all that life brings, willing to be grown by the blessings and the challenges of life.
Miranda will introduce her feminine, integrated approach to non-duality that embraces both transcendent purity and our relative humanity as part of the same whole.
- Discover how EGO RELAXATION stops the war against yourself, prevents bypassing and supports a settling into your true nature.
- Receive the transmission that invites you into experiencing your underlying unity: an individual but inseparable “window-pane” of God.
- Recognize where your limitations are and how to bring more precision and potency to your practice.
- Embrace your challenges as gateways into deeper wisdom through the practice of holistic inquiry.
- Expand your capacity to open, soften and allow rather than contract and close, working with “this too” awareness.
- Melt your projections, defenses and tantrums against Love.
Module 2: Unconditional Acceptance: The Heart of Non-dual Practice (February 10)
Living from God Consciousness calls us to the practice of unconditional acceptance — of both the transcendent ground of our being that is always pure, always free and unchanged, AND the relative dimension of our person-hood. This means accepting that we are all simultaneously inherently perfect AND works in progress. Unconditional acceptance helps us anchor in our unity, while excavating more substantially the places where we might still be caught in patterns that create suffering for ourselves and others.
Acceptance helps us walk an integrated path that is simultaneously one of Being AND Becoming. This protects against subtly hiding out in spiritual positions to avoid meeting that which we do not fully understand. Acceptance helps us open into the paradox of our divinity and humanity, so we can live it as one integrated stream. Through acceptance, Grace can transform our emotional reactivity, drawing us to ever deepening wisdom. At peace within, we can respond to our personal and collective challenges. Our actions can birth more unity rather than further division.
In this module, you will open to:
- How to accept even the difficult things as part of God (without by-passing or conceptualizing) and be grown by the forces of our lives.
- Understanding the difference between acceptance that opens us and resignation that subtly closes us down.
- Finding peace with the paradoxes, clarity to discriminate the different levels of reality and wisdom to act appropriately.
- Opening into the presence of acceptance as a dimension of Grace.
- Opening into the all-embracing space of loving awareness that welcomes everything to come home to integration, including your ego.
EMBRACING THE FORCES OF
Module 3: Integrating the Splitting Defense (February 17)
The greatest challenge to embracing everything as part of The Divine is the instinct to judge “this is good” and “this is bad.” Judgment is the instrument of separation, dividing our consciousness into many separate parts, disturbing our peace, distorting our relationships and leaving us feeling un-whole. This primary activity of our ego drives so much of our automatic thinking processes. Yet every time we identify with a judgment, automatically assume its reality and act on it, we enact separation from our own true nature, from all beings and from The Absolute. It is literally how we recreate duality moment to moment.
In this module, Miranda will explain the splitting defense that is a driving force of human unconscious. We will see how the instinct to split off “the bad” to protect “the good” begins in infancy and develops into thick layers of division in our minds. How splitting is powered by rejection, initiating a cycle of grasping and rejecting that keeps us bound. Discover how you enact unnecessary separation, and what you might be demonizing in the name of spirituality, and how to use objective discrimination while opening your heart to yourself, others and the world.
In this module, you will:
- Understand the nature of ego judgment, and how it closes the mind from objective clarity.
- Discover what you tend to reject the most and why as well as how to unlock the life force energy within this rejection so it can be harnessed for awakening.
- Intercept the cycle of rejection, grasping and checking out that keeps you from being at peace with yourself, others and life.
- Overcome your fears of opening your heart to whatever you had demonized as “bad.”
- Become a deeper embodiment of true compassion in our world.
Module 4: Harmonizing Our Survival, Sexual & Social Instincts (February 24)
Living from God Consciousness asks that we bring all parts of ourselves to the light of awareness. By hiding nothing we become transparent to the transforming power of grace and more transparent human beings. Why have so many spiritual giants of all traditions stumbled so painfully with distortions relating to money, sexuality and power?
Deep spiritual practice often flushes up to the surface more primitive ego structures. Human beings all have three primary instincts — the drive to survive, the drive for pleasure and the drive to belong to a tribe. Since these drives are so powerful, they have often been viewed as troublesome forces that pull us away from spiritual life. Hence many traditions have counseled celibacy, repression or renunciation from the world. Such transcendence has at times encouraged a split, often feeding a painful sense of shame about our undeniable human drives. Both repression of these forces and also letting them run indiscriminately has led to great suffering for individuals and whole communities.
In this module, Miranda will present an integrated approach to working constructively with your raw humanity, so that you navigate the classical blind spots of the spiritual path with wisdom. You will:
- Understand the three primary forces of your humanity and their impact on your awakening process.
- Discriminate how these instincts manifest in their purity. How to recognize if you are caught in their grip and being led away from truth.
- Inquire into the places you get lost, and compassionately open through the ego hunger and hope driving you.
- Experience your instinctive drives coming into balance and harmonizing with your cherished spiritual intentions. Liberate holy aliveness, divine pleasure and sacred belonging.
- Recover your sense of wholeness as a divine-human being.
Module 5: Forgiveness: Welcoming Everything Home to the Heart-cave
Our journey thus far into God Consciousness has brought us into greater intimacy with our own shadow, and deeper understanding of the shadow elements we meet in one another and in our world. Without dismissing our relative human difficulties, we lay all that we have encountered on the altar of true forgiveness. In humility and prayerful willingness, we offer up any remaining hardness, rejection, hatred, anger, hurt, betrayal and shame to the deepest chamber of the heart. We let Grace lead us into the pure realms beyond you and I, and beyond right and wrongdoing. There we rest in the mystery of the heart cave, where by Grace can come home.
We will open through the fears such depth of forgiveness can evoke, honoring our humanity while compassionately walking together into the light of our indestructible innocence, our unchanging unity as Divine Beings. We offer the vision of Absolute love to everyone, and to the most hidden parts of ourselves, that miracles replace all grievances.
In this module, you will:
- Discover how true forgiveness dissolves the lens of guilt, hatred and projection, liberating the inner violence that distorts your vision and wreaks havoc in our world.
- Forgive your taboo emotions such as hatred, anger and envy and lovingly contact the spiritual poverty underneath them.
- Journey through the six stages of forgiveness, both as principles to support your release and as a practice of spiritual transformation.
- Let the presence of true forgiveness restore you to inner peace, whole-heartedness and right relationship to one another.
- Contact the “heart-cave” Ramana Maharshi spoke of as our true home, our unified Reality that shines undisturbed underneath the emotional heart.
- Welcome the impossible sufferings of the world to come home into the heart cave and into the transforming grace of Divine love.
IN THE WORLD, BUT NOT OF THE WORLD
Module 6: Beyond Your Mental Boundaries: Entering Unity (March 9)
The path of awakening invites us OUT OF limiting patterns, fears and hurts to greater healing and wholeness while also inviting us INTO boundless love, awareness and unity. Waking up out of the trance of our separate “me story” helps us realize not only that God exists but is also our very nature.
Yet often we experience reality through the filter of so many boundaries, patterned by our history, our ancestral lineages, culture and possibly impressions from other lifetimes. While on the ordinary human level boundaries can support healthy interpersonal relating and clarity with time and commitments, when it comes to entering into deeper dimensions of unity, much of this goes out the window.
Yet to just affirm “I am That” can nurture a dangerous arrogance. Authentic entrance into the non-dual state asks we surrender our spiritual ambition. By Grace we can start to experience that everything we behold IS our self. Our vision is unified, and our countenance is love. We taste sweet humility, freedom and reverence for all beings that makes us naturally love and serve one another AS our very self.
In this module, you will:
- Bring to light the subtle mental boundaries acting as unnecessary glass ceilings on your experience of self and reality.
- Recognize where you are in the dimensions of awakening TO The Divine, WITH The Divine and AS The Divine.
- Understand the distinction between healthy boundaries and wise application of Boundless experience.
- Discriminate between subtle bypassing and authentic expansion of consciousness.
- Enter more deeply into the non-dual condition of unity, letting the direct experience be your teacher.
Module 7: Cultivating Equanimity (March 16)
Authentic non-duality helps us understand that our Relative human experience and the Absolute transcendent dimensions of our being are not two separate things, but a continuum. Equanimity is the virtue that helps us embody this as a lived reality. It helps us meet both the CONTENT of our experiences — our changing emotions, thoughts, relationships, phases of life — and also the boundless SPACE in which all content is happening. Inquiring into both dimensions helps us to meet the full spectrum of life’s ups and downs while not getting so lost in the drama.
The primary block to equanimity is our subtle attachments and fixed positions, especially our spiritual ones! Seeing and smiling at these empowers us to go further spiritually, letting the guru of life enlighten us into ever deepening wisdom. Equanimity brings us the possibility of peace independent of the circumstances of our lives. This helps us take a deeper seat in our practice, bringing maturity, grace and perspective into our functioning.
In this module, you will:
- Meet the full spectrum of your experience. Both its CONTENT and the witnessing AWARENESS of the content.
- Liberate your blocks to equanimity: your fixed positions, assumptions, filters and the meanings you give to your experiences.
- Discover how grounding yourself in the unchanging I AM presence, gives you greater perspective and peace within the inevitable ups and downs.
- Cultivate the virtue of equanimity itself: the supportive practices and the traps to be mindful of as well as how to come back when you fall.
- Become “ Kindhearted as a grandmother: dignified as a king ”
Module 8: Navigating the World With Love & Wisdom (March 30)
Together we have taken a deep dive into the underlying ground of unity that is the fundamental nature of everything and everyone, and faced things within ourselves that many spend lifetimes avoiding. Your willingness to explore both your transcendent depths and your most raw human places naturally begins to birth not only personal transformation but also deeper understanding of the human condition itself. This is such a gift to our world.
Authentic awakening helps us experience our interconnectedness with all other beings and our planet. It wants to translate fully into the way we speak, think and act, respond kindly to suffering where we find it and stay grounded in our practice so we can walk wisely through our daily lives.
In this last module, we will explore what makes Divine action? How do we live IN the world but from a consciousness not OF it? Miranda will share a simple practice of asking-listening — discriminating and then being obedient to our inner knowing amidst daily life. You will learn:
- To take a deeper seat in your ongoing practice of inquiry, meditation and devotion.
- How you can embody the gifts from this journey together going forward in your life.
- Guidelines for inspired action — how to turn into the silence, enter into the receptive state and ask and listen.
- How to discriminate inner guidance from subtle delusion, including a simple checklist to help run your guidance through.
- How to practice God Consciousness in your daily interactions — seeing through the appearances and the personality to the unified ground of Being and how this helps call forward the highest in others as well as yourself.
- What to do when you get caught up in an ego knot or derailed by the unexpected.
The Living From God Consciousness
In addition to Miranda’s transformative eight-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions. These bonus sessions are being offered to complement what you’ll learn in the course — and take your understanding and practice to a deeper level.
3 Live BONUS Q&A Sessions with Miranda
Miranda wants to make herself available to those who have trouble attending live sessions during the regular class time due to time zone differences or any other reason. We are adding three additional sessions with Miranda which will take place at 12:00pm Pacific to add to your time with her. Join Miranda in these special 45-minute sessions where she will welcome your important questions and concerns, inviting you to dive deeper and through your direct experience of the course material.
The Heart of Spiritual Surrender
Audio Dialogue with Miranda and Gangaji
In this lively dialogue, Gangaji is joined by renowned spiritual teacher Miranda Macpherson to discuss their approaches to SURRENDER, the heart of the spiritual path and the challenges of living from spiritual depth in daily life. How do you engage the perennial invitation to “be still” in our fast-paced world? They will also share what it’s like to be female spiritual leaders in a field that, until very recently, has been dominated by the masculine perspective.
Gangaji was born in Texas in 1942, and grew up in Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1964, she married and had a daughter. In 1972, she moved to San Francisco where she took Bodhisattva vows, practiced Zen and Vipassana meditation, helped run a Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center, and had a career as an acupuncturist. Yet, despite her successes, she continued to experience a deep and persistent longing for fulfillment. In the wake of her disillusionment, she made a final prayer for true help. And in 1990, the answer to that prayer took her to India to the banks of the river Ganga, where she met Sri H.W.L. Poonja, also known as Papaji, who helped her to open the floodgates of self-recognition. Today, Gangaji is a teacher and author, who travels the world speaking to seekers from all walks of life about her own experience of awakening and that it is really possible to discover the truth of who you are and be true to that discovery.
Whatever Seems to Be in the Way, IS the Way
Audio Dialogue with Miranda and Mirabai Starr
Miranda and Mirabai, two feminine mystics both from Inter-faith backgrounds, will dialogue together into how to embrace everything, including the most difficult things such as loss, heartbreak, sickness and the unexpected as gateways into direct mystical experience. How opening our heart to both the beauty and the horror of the mystery can birth in us a deeper humanity and more embodied wisdom, from which our whole world can thrive.
Mirabai Starr is a critically acclaimed author and translator of sacred literature. She teaches and speaks widely on contemplative practice, interspiritual experience, and the transformational power of loss. Her works include Dark Night of the Soul by John of the Cross, The Interior Castle andThe Book of My Life by Teresa of Avila and The Showings of Julian of Norwich, Mother of God Similar to Fire (in collaboration with iconographer, William Hart McNichols) and Contemplations and Living Wisdom (Sounds True). God OF Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, winner of the New Mexico/Arizona Book Award, positions her at the forefront of the emerging Interspiritual Movement.
Audio Mantra from Miranda Macpherson
Om Tare Tutare Ture So Ha
Tara is the awakened feminine Bodhisattva of compassion.
According to Tibetan buddhist mythology, Tara manifested from the upon seeing the suffering of this world. Tara’s activity brings many kinds of blessings, from bringing support to peace and long life, bringing love, compassion and wisdom into our midst and much more. However, her specific activity is liberating human beings from fear and the causes of fear.
As you chant this mantra, visualize the Tara presence showering all rays of light down over you and over all beings, and let the grace of this manta work deeply upon your body, mind and heart.
The Practice of Ego Relaxation
Video Session from Miranda’s Relaxing
Miranda will introduce and begin to unpack the central invitation of her feminine approach to non-dual realization — Ego Relaxation.
In this session, you will:
- Receive the transmission of ego relaxation that invites you to deeply rest in God right now: “Be nothing, do nothing, get nothing, become nothing, seek for nothing, relinquish nothing. Be as you are: Rest in God.”
- Explore specifically what blocks you from deeper direct contact with God within? What is alive and ever-present in the space beyond this? How to stretch into that space.
- Learn the primary methodology that integrates the practice of holistic self-inquiry with devotion and meditation. How all parts of your being are completely welcomed and included on the journey home.
What Graduates of Miranda’s Courses
I was suffering of depression for a long time, but now for the first time I really believe that I can breakthrough it, I found support with this course, I became more positive, more relaxed. Now I have tools to work with and that is very important. I understood a lot about myself and the world we live in it. There is more to say but the most important is that I understood that I (ego) am not the boss here, that only The Truth will really satisfy my being. Thank you so much Shift Network, thank you Miranda with her team and thank you everyone that participated in this course!!! Blessing, love, peace to all of You!
– Vitali Ghetan, Sacramento, CA
Meeting Miranda has been life changing. The tools she gives to deepen my life on every level was exceptional. She is the epitome of Love in Action. I will definitely take another course, workshop with her in the near future. I am very grateful to have had the experience with Miranda and the whole community.
– Anita Stewart, RN, Bend, OR
Just a big Wow! Miranda speaks to us through a transmission of light that is experienced as utterly accepting and compassionate. She has a clarity of Presence that speaks to our Beingness beyond space and time and at the same time she stands with us in all that that is still to find wholeness. This course has changed and inspired me beyond all words and I am so very grateful.
– Pat Aaen, Scotland
Miranda is a loving guide, blending deep spiritual and psychological principles together exquisitely. I am delighted that REAL opening, softening, and allowing, is happening most often, without my "reminding myself" to do that. A genuine shift of connection and boundless love continues to unfold. So grateful. I have been a long-time meditator, and while I continue to do so, this feels so much less like a doing, it is much more about allowing. I have heard the words before, but this has penetrated from the inside out. Super cool! Deep gratitude and love for Miranda. My soul thanks you.
– Therese Smith, Santa Rosa, CA
Miranda is a true teacher, she guided us along with beautifully worded course and felt compassion. Her approach includes aspects I found nowhere else and led us into our deepest core. I am incredibly thankful I did not resist the impulse to sign on even though I didn’t know who Miranda was. These teachings are a solid foundation for practice that allowed me glimpses of my true nature indeed. For the first time I did experience concept I had been familiar with before, but which were limited to concepts. Miranda answered every question with true inspiration from grace.Her approach is whole and can be trusted.
– Véronique, France
I have done a lot of work and practice in consciousness over the years with significant impact in my life. I highly recommend Miranda’s course. I have seen/felt profound shifts in trust and support as well as other areas. I have felt much more peace, softness and openness in living through some significant health challenges over the past 3 months. I have been kinder and more patient during times when I would have been shorter or irritated. Because of actions/inactions over the past several years, I did not even want to see my brother this Christmas holiday. Miraculously, grace moved through me and forgiveness just happened and I was able to choose to go and simply enjoy what was without ever discussing the events/behaviors with him again. My deepest gratitude and I look forward to more journeys with Miranda, The Shift Network and all of the amazing people on the journey.
– Louise, Michigan, USA
I just finished the Relaxing Into God course given by Miranda Macpherson and The Shift Network. Very professional both, both quick to respond to questions. And the course was one of the best decisions in my lifetime. It gave me a breakthrough I’d worked toward for about 25 years.
– Daria, USA
This course is a game changer for all of those on the path to deeper awakening. The amount of value that is shared in Miranda’s wisdom far exceeds the price of this course.
– Jennifer Brennan, Platteville, CO
What a freeing, liberating experience this course was and very challenging as well. I feel more at ease and peaceful and have more trust in Life, in God, in our True Self and my spiritual journey. Great tools we got. Miranda’s compassion is heartwarming. I am very grateful!
– Yolande, Holland
This course has definitely had a positive impact in my life and I would love to do it again, right away.
– Monika, Berlin, Germany
Join the Global Community
Living From God Consciousness not only offers some of the most advanced online spiritual teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you walk this spiritual path together.
This international community is also at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart, and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.
Course sessions are on Wednesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
Here’s What You’ll Receive
Eight 90-Minute Class Sessions with Miranda Macpherson
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with contemporary spiritual teacher Miranda Macpherson — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a live streaming video option and guides you to learn the specific skills and insights to awaken your spiritual potential.
Eight Video Recordings of
After each class, the video will be available for you to download or stream in high quality format. This way, you’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime you desire – on your phone or on your computer.
Eight Audio Recordings of
After each class, the audio will also be available to you to download in high quality MP3 format. This way, you’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere – on your iPod, in your car, and at your convenience.
Eight PDF Transcripts of
In addition to the high quality MP3 audios and videos, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. This way you can review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices that you’ll learn.
Eight 30-Minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
Following each class session there will be a live 30-minute interactive practice session, where you will be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you will then have the option to do related exercises and answer questions in order to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your learning after each class. Here, you can ask additional questions, interact with your fellow students — and get access to additional resources to take your learning experience to an even deeper level.
The Living From God Consciousness Bonus Collection
- 3 Live BONUS Q&A Sessions with Miranda
- The Heart of Spiritual Surrender
Audio Dialogue with Miranda and Gangaji
- Whatever Seems to Be in the Way, IS the Way
Audio Dialogue with Miranda and Mirabai Starr
- Tara Mantra
Audio Mantra from Miranda Macpherson
- The Practice of Ego Relaxation
Video Session from Miranda’s Relaxing Into GodCourse
An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join The Living From God Consciousness Virtual Course
We at The Shift Network feel deeply honored that Miranda Macpherson has chosen to partner with us on this exclusive, LIVE online training. As you may know, this is a rare opportunity to learn directly from a renowned spiritual teacher whose methods marry an exquisite and piercing capacity for clear insight with an overflowing, loving heart that help you release your blocks and open to divine Grace and boundless love.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll also benefit from Miranda’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!
If you’re ready to take the next heart-opening step in your spiritual awakening, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
More Praise for Miranda Macpherson...
Of all the new spiritual teachers I’ve met recently, Miranda stands out as the most luminous — truly embodying what she teaches and speaking with clarity, love and revelatory depth. She transmits a divine quality of consciousness, while also not getting caught up in the trappings of being a guru. She’s accessible and masterful at the same time. A true gem!
– Stephen Dinan, Founder of The Shift Network
Miranda is the “real deal.” She is a standout as a spiritual teacher and she is a “stand up” as an individual in that she truly walks her talk. Life is not perfect, and Miranda lives that with a grace and authenticity that is unparalleled by many teachers. If there is a thing as angels walking the Earth, then Miranda is one. Do not be mistaken in assuming her softness and beauty is as deep as she goes. Miranda is a powerhouse and a force for change in this world.
– Laura Bergman Fortgang, Author of Living your
In an ocean of spiritual guides all over the planet, rarely do you find a jewel that emanates the likes of Miranda’s integrity, depth, and impact. Rooted in the world’s wisdom traditions, yet contemporary and fluid in her approach to assist awakening to the One during these highly complex and constantly challenging times, Miranda is the epitome of what we most need in post modern spiritual guide: kick-ass honesty, no nonsense mirroring, and rock star tenderness. Whether you access her teachings through her moving meditations, satsangs, retreats or virtual courses, Miranda will leave an indelible impression that will have your friends wondering how you became so present, compassionate and mindful so quickly. You can let them know that you can attribute it to the work you’ve elected to do, with a spiritual “friend" who knows that her only job description is to remind us that we already have everything we need within us to live a fulfilling, connected and rewarding life. And she does it with such simplicity and grace!
– Gary Malkin, Emmy Award-winning Composer/Producer
I was fortunate to find Miranda at a time when I’d been brought to my knees by unexpected life events. Through her spiritual teachings and loving guidance she helped me to deeply explore aspects of my heart that needed compassion, healing and growth. Obsolete defense mechanisms dissolved and I came to once again embrace my true evolutionary edge with courage, dignity and peace.
– Raz Ingrasci, Chairman of Hoffman Institute International
Miranda is one of the clearest, purest, most eloquent voices for spiritual truth I know. She courageously shares both gritty challenges and lofty visions, and weaves them into powerful teachings from which we can all benefit.
– Alan Cohen, Author of A Deep Breath of Life
Miranda is a rare teacher in that she is able to facilitate direct realization in others that many teachers can only speak of. Her work carries forward the direct invitation I have offered for many years that ushers us into deep contact with God-within. She is a luminous being and a gifted teacher.
– Eileen Caddy, Founder of the Findhorn Foundation
Miranda Macpherson is the embodiment of wisdom and compassion. I continue to learn from her depth and to be touched by the expansiveness of her love. She integrates a rigorous clear seeing mind, the beauty of art, and the wisdom of reflection and years of clinical application, making her teachings potent and transformational. She invites a new way of seeing and living, recognizing the non-dual nature of reality as well as working with people exactly where they are and honoring the sacredness of each moment and each experience. This work has the power to transform our individual and collective lives. I give Miranda Macpherson my highest recommendation.
– Shauna L. Shapiro, PhD Professor, Santa Clara University, Author of The Art and Science of Mindfulness
Miranda’s presence and teaching brings to life the spiritual wisdom of the ages. In my life, she is is a shining light.
– Susan Jeffers, Author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
Miranda works with a blend of penetrating insight, profound intuition, expertise in spiritual tradition and psychology, a deep grounding in somatic awareness, and an almost angelic transmission of pure, radiant, soul-stirring LOVE. Working with her, and being lead lovingly and masterfully back to direct experience of the divinity within me, has been a literal Godsend. I feel blessed, deeply, by her guidance and presence.
– Hilary Illick, Hoffman Process Teacher, Writer and Coach
Miranda Macpherson embodies a deep compassion and wisdom, vast intelligence, and the ability to hold a space for genuine unfolding like nobody else I’ve known. Spending a week with her is like diving into the source of love and healing, anchored by deep spiritual practice and connection to the divine. Miranda is a rare gift to us all.
– Devi Cavitt Razo, Director of The Hoffman Process
Miranda is an authentic honest embodiment of the divine feminine. Her work brings together spiritual depth and psychological understanding delivered with precision, care and loving-kindness. I recommend her wholeheartedly.
– Lama Palden Drolma, Founder of Sukhasiddhi Foundation
About Miranda Macpherson. . .
Miranda Macpherson is a contemporary spiritual teacher, counselor and author of the spiritual guidebook Boundless Love (Random House 2002). Miranda has been teaching internationally since 1995 and is known for her depth of presence, clarity and refined capacity to guide people into direct experience of the sacred.
Miranda’s work is a synthesis of self-inquiry, spiritual psychology, devotion and meditation practice offered with feminine grace that embraces our everyday human experience as a gateway into the depths of our true nature. Through a blend of silent transmission and articulate teaching, she leads retreats and on-going programs oriented to guiding people into direct spiritual experience while providing a practical map for actualizing our realization into daily life. Drawing from the ancient lineages of Advaita, mystical Christianity with more recent wisdom teachings such as A Course In Miracles, Miranda leads from the ground of unconditional love and compassion for our humanity, emphasizing receptivity, discrimination and surrender.
Miranda is founder of the ground-breaking “OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation” in London, and today leads the “Awakening Love and Wisdom” sangha in Marin and Sonoma counties. She teaches retreats in the United States and in Europe, and is working on a new book Tasting Grace. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is married to Bob Duchmann, a teacher of the Diamond Approach (A.H. Almass’ Ridwhan School).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a virtual course?
I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford
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Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.
Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects, and growth throughout the Course.
Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.
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