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The focus of Reflections Mystery School is soul work. We offer classes on magickal and spiritual topics yes, but our primary area of concentration is evolving the soul. Soul work has many components—many in line with the core of most, if not all, spiritual traditions.
Soul work involves strengthening one’s core, or sense of self. We build up our inner and outer boundaries, the I and the not-I for instance. This is crucial if one wants to experience the oneness of all. One cannot merge with source until one has a self to dissolve.
Soul work involves shadow work, through which we reclaim our hidden energy and talent—literally the gold held by the Minotaur, so that it is available in our life and in our work. Our souls expand as we take back our projections, cleanse our lens, and unearth our repressions. This work is crucial for everyone, but most especially for those that follow a spiritual or leadership path.
Soul work involves building a spiritual practice that continually polishes the jewel of our soul. It is not how long you can be centered, grounded, compassionate and present, but in how you return to grace. And the key is having a regular practice of returning to grace.
Soul work involves self-awareness as to our strengths, weaknesses, talents, abilities, and limits. In this way we can give from our surplus instead of our scarcity. Too often we are not responding to our internal sense of “Yes!” but to an external expression of “No.” So we contour our spherical selves to slip into ill-fitted square holes and then wonder why something doesn’t feel quite right about our lives. At Reflections we start with who and what we are in our core and expand by beginning our search for meaning within.
Soul work involves discovering our growing edge, which is the place where it seems like the entire multi-verse is conspiring to draw our attention. “Growing edge” issues will come up at work, at the doctor’s office, and in your intimate relationships. Hell, even complete strangers will bring it your attention. Everyone and everything seems to be shouting, “Look at this!” It is our belief at Reflections that if we attend to the edge that is being called to our attention, we will have the most traction with our efforts and potentially experience the greatest growth.
Soul work involves listening to the ancient voice within. We listen primarily through our dreams. Dream work requires us to learn the language of mystery itself. We attune to this language through the study of myth, folk tales, and symbolism. We excavate our dreams for images, symbols, and messages. We enact ritual to engage these mysteries and strengthen our vocabulary, grammar, and syntax in this ancient tongue.
Souls work involves listening to each other. We recognize the divine in everyone and decipher its message through the voices of the people that surround our lives, especially those who have made a spiritual commitment to evolve their souls.
Soul work involves reaching outside the known. We listen as well to the wisdom keepers of the world. We study, discuss, and engage with ancient lessons shared by those we encounter in our daily lives and those we seek out for wisdom and mentoring.
It involves all of this and so much more. . . and then we rinse and repeat.