Many in our modern western culture long for a life with meaning, depth, and purpose. They want their voices to be heard, their outer lives to reflect their natural talents, and their innermost essence to be acknowledged, encouraged, and celebrated.
This can leave those who are lost or lacking direction in life, unwittingly exposed to individuals selling snake oil or the
equivalent of the Emperor’s New Clothes: folk who claim to transform your life in one month (‘I did it – so can you!’),
promise spiritual enlightenment in a workshop, or employ a blanket approach that disregards the subtle nuance of each distinct soul.
Any mentor, healer, or teacher worth their salt, knows that genuine, lasting change doesn’t happen overnight. Because any mentor, healer, or teacher worth their salt, will remain profoundly committed to their own healing and soul’s unfolding. They’ll know transformation is a precarious business and one best approached gradually. Individuals contemplating change need to understand that they will face deep-rooted fears, encounter on-going obstacles, open old wounds, be called upon to make sacrifices, and, at times, experience devastating loss.
But it’s not all gloom, doom, and despondency.
Drawing from the arts – storytelling, painting, writing, and poetry – bodywork, myth, dreams, and ritual, Urban Deva nurtures creativity, evokes natural talents, and draws out each individual’s gifts. To these we apply humour and imagination, arousing enthusiasm and renewing inspiration. We focus on awakening each individual’s sense of purpose and cultivating a deepened sense of self-identity.
Straight-talking and down-to-earth, this is soulful living.