Fire of Desire:

The Way of the Feminine Mystic

 with Mirabai Starr

FREE online event

A gathering for people of all genders to embrace the fiery wisdom of the Divine Feminine and reclaim longing as integral to your spiritual life

  

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Do you yearn for an intimate connection to the sacred feminine?

Fire is a mighty metaphor across the spiritual traditions to evoke the heart ignited with longing for union with the divine. 

 

Whatever your gender, the path of the feminine invites you to carry that burning yearning into everyday life, fusing the individual desire for liberation with a collective dedication to gathering the suffering of the world into your arms and transforming it.

Through poetry and silence, writing and song, we explore the fierce and tender teachings of the sacred feminine.

 

Would you like to engage a more feminine approach to spiritual practice, regardless of your gender?

The way of the feminine is the way of fire. 
 
It is an energy that melts the obstacles that stand between our souls and a direct, authentic experience of the sacred nestled in the heart of the ordinary.  The feminine blesses emotions and affirms the wisdom of the body. 
 
She raises connection above perfection and banishes the illusion of individual liberation.¬† She revels in beauty ‚Äď in music and art, poetry and dialog.¬†
 
She makes us brave.

 

Are you no longer finding nourishment in your spiritual communities?

 

 This free gathering is for you if...

 

-You're feeling isolated from the human family

 

-You have a sense that to be ‚Äúspiritual‚ÄĚ means to give up desires

 

-Disillusioned by the ongoing self-improvement project, based on false ideals of purification & perfection

 

-Seeking alternatives to patriarchal versions of the spiritual path

 

-Longing for a deeper connection to the sacred feminine (Divine Mother, Mother Earth, goddess)

 

Sometimes when we are most afraid, the divine presence descends like a flame to melt the illusion of isolation and remind us that we belong to each other.

 

 

One of the ways the prevailing masculine paradigm has been bossing us around is by discounting the beauty and wisdom of longing.

But our body knows that all desire is sacred desire.

What to Expect with Fire of Desire

 

One hour with Mirabai which includes:

 

- A teaching and talk by Mirabai

 

- Guided writing practice and reflections

 

- Opportunity to share

 

- Live Q&R with Mirabai

 

- Community connection

 

- Private Facebook group

By the end of our free hour together, you will....

-Learn about women mystics, goddesses and feminine archetypes across the spiritual traditions

 

-Feel a greater sense of intimacy with certain feminine wisdom figures you can call upon as wise ancestors on your path

 

-Take refuge in the nurturing arms of the feminine form of the godhead

 

-Replace the image of a remote and punishing father god with a powerful, embodied, and unconditionally loving mother god

 

-Activate your spiritual life for the wellbeing of the world

 

What people are saying about time with Mirabai...

 "Mirabai's poetic invitations to be attentive to She Whose Grace Abounds in my own life and the life of the collective is always a gift. "

- Molly O.

 "It was impactful to truly recognize how the divine feminine voice has always been here and although there have been so many attempts to silence this voice, the brave feminine mystics who for centuries continued to use their voice are all still in the field helping us raise our feminine voices and feminine wisdom during these times."

- Monica B.

 "The idea that the wisdom of the feminine IS both fierce AND tender. Helpful for me to recognize paradigms that no longer support me and the the freedom to shed those and come home to what is in my heart."

- Gerianne H.

" I laid my burdens at the feet of the Divine Mother, I made my demands to God and the Universe and I was sent forth to continue to pursue justice and peace in this world."

- Rev. Dr. Gail U.

¬†"As a teacher Mirabai embodies the teacher as learner, the learner as teacher through her fierce and tender wisdom.‚ÄĚ"

- Susan F.

Meet Mirabai

Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialog. A certified bereavement guide, 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 ‚ÄúBest Books of 2019‚ÄĚ. She lives with her extended family in the mountains of northern New Mexico.

In these times of terrible violence and suffering in the human family, Her transformational fire is urgently needed.