A mystic is someone who desires a direct relationship with the Divine. They know that there is a whole other reality all around us… a multi-faceted and wonder-filled way of experiencing life.
Mysticism is often considered the realm of yogis and sufis… reading ancient texts, prayer, beautiful poetry and whirling dervishes.. (which is all true)..
But being a mystic actually brings us into our whole human experience. It is often the missing piece of why we struggle in life, why we ache to find meaning in life, why we often feel so lost.
Because we know that we are so much more than our physical reality. We are more than our bodies, mind, and the world that we can see, touch, taste, hear and smell… We know that there is more..
Just like the ancient mystics knew.
“These souls know each other by smell, like horses. Though one be in the East, and the other in the West, yet they feel joy and comfort in each others’ talk, and one who lives in a later generation than the other is instructed and consoled by the words of his friend.” Sufi quote.
“This magnificent refuge is inside you. Enter!
Shatter the darkness that shrouds the doorway.
Be bold. Be humble.
Put away the incense and forget the incantations they taught you.
Ask no permission from the authorities.
Close your eyes and follow your breath
to the still place that leads
to the invisible path
that leads you home.”
Theresa of Avila
Module I: Being a Mystic in Today’s World
This course is about BEING a mystic.. A mystic who is fully involved in living in society! Many ancient mystics renounced the world to connect with God. This course is about connecting with the Divine, healing ourselves, and spreading that love out into the world.
- Why the world needs mystics
- How jnana yoga brings us peace
- What is the inner link that connects us to the divine?
- Creating your person vision
“The world is ready for a mystic revolution, a discovery of the God in each of us.” George Harrison
Module II: Releasing to Mystery
The mystic path is not an intellectual one. The universe is full of mystery and infinite possibilities.. impossible for our rational mind to compute.. And yet, this is the path to enlightenment. This is the path to understanding… Or at least fathoming and loving that which cannot be understood.
- What is God? What are we listening to?
- When you know you’ve had a mystical experience
- Embracing the mystery
- Bathing in the Sacred
“Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.” Milan Kundera
Module III: Connecting Deeply & Listening
By definition, a mystic is one who desires intimate connection with the divine. How do we do this? How do we sort through the many voices in our mind? What happens when you can’t hear the guidance? How do you trust what you’re hearing?
- Finding our unique path
- Clearing the mind to hear the divine
- Trusting our inner wisdom
- Being meditative & listening all day
“We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our voice, to see our own light.” Hildegard von Bingen
Module IV: The Grounded Mystic
We will explore our personal alignment and flow through the chakra energy system of the body. Often, mystics remain in the “upper” chakras.. content to dream and meditate and expand that way. But we also want the lower energy centres and the heart to be active and flowing out into the world.. In this way, our mystical insights manifest on the earth.. And our colourful experiences on the earth feed our inspiration and mystical journey.
- Personal journey through your chakras
- Personal alchemy
- Healing with Divine Guidance
- From Horizontal to Vertical Alignment
- Choosing Transformational Sadhana
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” Jelaluddin Rumi
Module V: Being Called by Spirit to Act
When we live as a mystic in this world, we navigate in a different way. We know that we are connected to a deeper wisdom and so we ask for directions.. Each time that we hear the call and have the faith to act on it, we deepen our connection even further.. It’s not always the comfortable way, but it’s definitely the most exciting.
- How mystics Communicate
- Trusting the Calling
- Wisdom & Truth
- Deepening the Connection through Inspired Action
“It doesn’t matter how many holy words one reads or hears, if a person does not act on them, the teachings are worthless.” Buddha
Module VI: Living as a Mystic in an Enchanted World
The world is so much more interesting than we can imagine. There are aspects and layers and colours that we can only see if we look closely. So what does going to work feel like as a mystic? Raising children? Going to the in-laws? How can we play with infinity within this limited body and ego?
- Touching the World and Letting it Go
- Going Beyond Perfect
- Swimming in Mystery
- Relaxing into the Flow
And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year, “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”.. And he replied: “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.” Minnie Louise Haskins
Bonus #1: Tantric Mysticism
Tantra is a form of mysticism since its foundation is about experiencing the divine through the world. Its connection with sexuality stems from the fact that our sexual energy is in fact our life force. It is the energy that brings us joy, inspires us to create and to spread love with everyone. When we bring this intention into our relationships, incredible things can happen.. We already know that orgasm is one of those experiences that we cannot explain.. it is timeless and beyond description.. But what is beyond that when two people connect spiritually, sexually and fully connected to Source? Hmmm… Behold the path of the Tantric Mystic
- Tantric applications of this course
- Divinizing each other
- Hieros Gamos – Sacred Union
- Creating the Body Ecstatic
“Only heart to heart can speak the bliss of mystic knowers” Hafiz
Bonus #2: The Mystic Parent
Being a mystic is one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children. Because it means that we are truly connecting with them on a soul level and asking for guidance that is beyond our own current state of understanding. When my children were very small, I remember thinking, “How can I possibly know the right way to respond to this? The effects of my choices could affect their whole lives.”
Luckily, when they were 2 and 4 years old, I went through a healing crisis (described in my book “What if You Could Skip the Cancer?”).. and this shifted my consciousness to asking inside for help.. I had always been a mystic.. But now it REALLY mattered. I had to trust completely. And this consciousness carried over into my parenting. And I’m so thankful for that.
- Being Sanctuary for your Children
- Nurturing your child’s Soul
- Teaching our Children to trust inside
- Being Comfortable not knowing everything
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness.
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He also loves the bow that is stable.” Kahlil Gibran
8 Teaching Modules
Katrina teaches a number of videos for each module. They are all online in our Academy and so they are available whenever you would like to watch them. The beautiful thing about video classes is that it’s like having a conversation together (albeit kinda one-sided)… But with talking about being a mystic, there is a real spirit and understanding that can be conveyed through listening to and seeing someone speak… It’s one of the wonderful benefits of our international online world!!
This Mystic Workbook is a beautiful journal filled with inspirational quotes from mystics of all time. It accompanies the course with questions and thoughts as you journey deeper and deeper on your mystic’s path.
Some participants love to do the course in 8-weeks… Others have found that it’s nice to take time to really let the new ideas and their experiences sink in before learning the next module. And sometimes life just has other plans for us. :)So whatever your perfect schedule is will work!
“I’ve known Katrina for at least 18 years, and I’ve always found her to be excellent at investigating the quality of relationship, the quality of all relationships and creating trust within relationships. She helped to bring ME out of my shell and is endlessly encouraging. Her working with the most intimate possibility that humans have – the superpowers that are inside them – to actually bring that forward into a relationship – this is what she does best – it’s her perfect area. I endorse her and recommend her highly.” Nelda McEwen, Medical Intuitive, Goderich, ON
“Katrina is a wonder-filled woman who’s wide heart and eyes open a space for exploration and intimacy with her genuine, giving spirit. I feel safe going into any experience knowing that she is my guide.” Hilary Lake, Nine Mountain Retreats manager, Plainfield, MA
“Katrina is a woman of heart, soul and connects deeply from divinity. She is intuitive and gifted in her work. I have found her authentic and fully present in our time together and look forward to connecting again in the near future.” Matooka MoonBear, South Hampton, New Hampshire
Scholarship Spots are available for anyone who would like to study but finances are limited. So if you would love to study but finances are your only roadblock, please contact us about acquiring a Scholarship Spot!
From Mathematician to Mystic
I have always been a mystic.. Although I didn’t call it that. Even as a teenager, I studied religion and read any sacred text I could find. My grandfather and uncle were both ministers, yet it wasn’t really the church I was interested in. It was the direct connection with God that I desired.
And then I discovered that there were others.. And they were called mystics.. Eckhart, Rumi, St. Francis… I read anything I could find about them..
In University, I studied mathematics.. Mathematics is the philosophy/science of looking at the universe and seeking patterns that can be described through the pure medium of numbers.. My mind expanded and expanded..
And then I fell in love with a farmer.. I moved to a dairy farm in the middle of the country in Ontario.. And here I would have my greatest turning point. I was a computer programmer until I had children and then I was full-time on the farm, milking cows with babies on my back.. (Apparently I was meant to have a very grounding experience)..
When my children were 2 & 4 years old, I discovered breast lumps growing quickly.. My mom had just died of breast cancer 4 years before.. Her mom and sister had also died of cancer before her.. As serendipity would have it, a “guru” appeared in my life and guided me through the experience to an eventual miraculous healing (that I describe in detail in my book “What If You Could Skip the Cancer?“).
There were many, many things I went through.. dark nights of the soul, incredible healing times.. but most importantly, I had to learn to listen. I had to learn to pray, listen and then follow through on the answer I heard.. This meant turning off my brain (which had served me so well) and trusting something greater.
That was back in 2001.. And I can only live this way now. All my decisions are made this way. My mathematical mind still does all my webdesign, balances the books and does logic puzzles when I’m on holidays.. But I am always in prayer, listening – when I write, when I teach, when I’m talking to my children..
The most amazing shift was that miracles are everywhere in my life. Miracles are so common, that my husband and children would just say “Well, that’s Katrina’s World”… Personally, it feels like I really have nothing to do with it.. I just listen and amazing things happen..
So, I am thrilled to share this incredible path with you… To explore, to go inside, and watch the world transform before our eyes.