Valerie Kausen: spiritMuse

Virtual Courses

These 6-week courses are designed to support you from wherever you are in the world to deepen your connection with yourself and a community.

These are designed to support foundational stability and provide you with tools to create daily practices and shift mind set to support your ever-evolving life.

All materials will be recorded and available whether you are able to attend the live session. Wherever you are is the perfect place to start.


Select a virtual course to see more information:

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True Nourishment: harnessing the gifts of scarcity

For women

(all material will be recorded and available directly after if you can not attend live you will not miss anything)

 

This 7-week online program will give practical tools and teachings to reclaim your rightful place at the center of your life. Each week you will receive a 90-min. group teaching session including Q&A. You will receive weekly practices and focuses to integrate and live into a new way of being and acting.

Most of us are starving ourselves. 

As women we judge ourselves and push ourselves to do better, make more, look better, perform at all costs. How often do you feel resentful that others have more? More sex, money, time, connection, clients, ease, and on and on. We compare our inner lives with other people’s outer lives and use it to make ourselves feel less than. This brings the feeling of scarcity. There isn’t enough. Of anything. I am not enough. In truth this is a misperception.

We’ve been putting our attention outward and have forgotten to actually listen to our own desires. Not just sexual, although that is a powerful place we can starve ourselves as well, desire as in the small and large things that arise in us that we want. We either give them life with our attention and voice or we starve them with our disconnection and abandoning habits. This easily turns into martyrdom and being a victim to life.

What if our satiation and fulfillment were actually in service to those around us?

When we are filled up, then, as is our true nature, we give from our abundance and overflow. This isn’t new to most of us, yet the subtle qualities of making others more important than we are is something we have inherited from many generations of women. That our place is to serve others before ourselves. To take the leftovers of whatever situation we are in. This kept us safe in the past for certain. But today it is our willingness to ask for what we desire, take up space and take our rightful place that will continue to shift the balance back to thriving and opulence for all of us. 

It is our own loving attention that we are longing for.

During this course we will bring light into the dark and forgotten places. We will embrace that which has been keeping the treasure of our own innocence and brilliance in safe care for so long.

We will utilize ritual, prayer, breath, teaching and exquisite attention to create a fragrant field of love to gracefully return to the nurturing nourishment we are craving so deeply.

Through foundational communication skills, healing and mindfulness practices you will remember (or experience for the first time) what your own brilliant attention feels like. This shift can feel like a huge leap or a subtle reconnection, but the outcome is an new relationship with self that guides you home to yourself. It allows space for your gifts and desires to have a central place in your life. This actually supports those around us in ways we could never have known until we experience it. 

Module 1: The Drama Triangle: getting lost in the story

Module 2: Communication for Life

Module 3: Allowing Emotions without Loosing Your Way

Module 4: It’s Not About Gender: understanding the gifts of masculine and feminine energy

Module 5: Desire vs. Force: how to know and ask for what you want

Module 6: Receptivity: allowing life to support you

Module 7: Embody Yourself: integration and practice

Each week will be 90-min. phone or computer interface - one hour teaching, thirty minutes Q & A (email questions for those not able to attend live).

The investment:

Sliding scale $275-$375 (at the $375 level you will receive a one-to-one consultation with me)

All material will be recorded and available to download for future reference. You will receive a downloadable material and weekly meditative practices to support your integration of the teaching.

 
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Find Your Inner Compass: remembering your sacred masculine 

For men

Tuesdays starting Aug 7 - Sept 11, 2018

6 - Module Virtual Course

2:30pm Los Angeles / 5:30pm New York / 10:30pm London

(all material will be recorded and available directly after if you can not attend live you will not miss anything)

 

The pressure to perform in certain ways in our culture have been happening for as long as history has been recorded. Men have been told to be strong, stop emotions and know in every moment what to do to fix and keep things in order.

This has created an unrelenting constraint on many men to act and bring a level of control into every situation. To be wary of women’s more fluid and emotional ways. This has caused a great divide in communication and collaboration and many men are tired and don’t know what to do or how to change this ingrained way of showing up in the world and in relationships.

The expectations are not only from inside of men, but placed on them from the outside. If they appear “weak” or “vulnerable” in any way they are trampled and left behind or made fun of as is common in social situations.

The power of the sacred masculine (not gender specific) is in the ability to respond to life, to listen rather than control. Nature is a feminine force in deep connection and collaboration. There has been a distancing of ourselves from Nature so could use it without the thought of being actually interwoven into it. The obvious repercussions of our distance is dis-ease and imbalance in us and the world in general.

These 6-weeks are dedicated to learning the language of the sacred masculine while being in relationship with the feminine that resides in all of us.

It is a journey of returning to the body, emotions and the trust that life is leading us and that we can feel that when we slow down and listen.

I have been leading men’s groups for many years and have begun to learn how to support this unraveling of the “toxic masculine” we all, men and women, carry and repeat in our internal and external actions.

Module 1: Masculine and Feminine: it’s not about gender

Module 2: Where we come from: how our history and ancestors imprinted on us

Module 3: The Drama Triangle: how we get caught in the stories

Module 4: Slowing Down: the art of practice (tools for remembering your brilliance)

Module 5: Making friends with the unknown: finding your inner compass

Module 6: Sacred Masculine: Integration and loving what is

Each week will be 90-min. phone or computer interface - one hour teaching, thirty minutes Q & A (email questions for those not able to attend live).

  • You will receive practical tools to be more present to life.
  • More able to respond to the feminine with respect and curiosity.
  • Emotions will become part of life rather than something to get rid of, they are gifts.
  • You will be reminded of your own inner guidance that is centered in your heart and your body, that has always been there.

THE INVESTMENT:

Pay-what-you-can sliding scale (full price $275)

All material will be recorded and available to download for future reference. You will receive a downloadable material and weekly meditative practices to support your integration of the teaching.

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Ending with Love: loving those with memory loss mindfully 

For family, caregivers and friends

(all material will be recorded and available directly after if you can not attend live you will not miss anything)

 

When our loved ones go through deep changes (at anytime of life) a natural response is to want to “fix” or change what is happening. We want to alleviate the suffering we perceive in another we love. When the mind begins to change in those people many responses can happen in us; anger, denial, fear, frustration, hopelessness, despair, and so many more things.

We are used to having that person be the person we have always known. There is a natural grieving of that loss.

My father was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia after a steady onset of symptoms over a period of years. After a brief period of looking for the “antidote” to what was happening it became clear to me that this was his life’s journey and I was here to support him by being one of his many advocates, but to mostly be a place where he could rest and allow the process to happen and to feel my love and acceptance of him. It transformed our relationship into absolute unconditional love.

I applied my decades of mindfulness training and intuitive healing work to allow this to occur.

In this 7-week online course I will be teaching the basic principals to stay calm, connected and loving while feeling everything that is arising in this challenging time.

Module 1: Reclaiming Yourself

Module 2: Learning to Welcome Your Emotions

Module 3: Practical Tools for Being with Loved Ones with More Ease

Module 4: Finding Acceptance

Module 5: Balance of Your Needs and Their Needs

Module 6: Learning the difference between Advocate vs. Controller

Module 7: Connection and Empathy

Each week will be 90-min. phone or computer interface - one hour teaching, thirty minutes Q & A (email questions for those not able to attend live).

 

THE INVESTMENT:

Sliding scale $275-$375 (at the $375 level you will receive a one-to-one consultation with me)

All material will be recorded and available to download for future reference. You will receive a downloadable material and weekly meditative practices to support your integration of the teaching.

 
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