Your relationship with the kids in your life. Your significant other. Your family and friends. Your work life. Your dreams and goals. The way you move through the world — all of it starts with YOU. You know the cliche of putting your oxygen mask on first? This course is it. If you know yourself, trust yourself, can sit with yourself and feel what you feel, know what you know, you can show up for everyone else when they need you. By tapping into the core of who you are you can beam that powerful light back out into the world.
I lost my beloved in 2005 and as I traversed the fire of grief, I began building a long overdue relationship with myself. I’d spent my early adult years attached to someone else and it was time to get to know the woman in the mirror, the one I’d always avoided.
At first it was excruciating, but as I slowly unravelled my past and healed my pain, I began finding new meaning and pleasure in the time I spent alone. Rather than doing anything to distract myself, I started relishing my own company. Because being alone doesn’t have to mean being lonely — who knew?!
These days I find I choose my own company first — it’s like always having my best friend with me!
The course comes in a beautiful ebook format and runs for 14 days. Each day comprises an inspiring essay on the day’s theme, a downloadable MP3 audio (alternating meditations, visualisations and mindfulness exercises) and three powerful journal prompts to contemplate and explore in your journal.
In just 20 minutes a day you’ll practice spending soulful time on your own in a gently structured way. Each day builds on the last, so that by the end you’ll have created your own Sacred Alone practice to nurture going forward.
- Start your day with more focus and end your day with peace
- Hone your ability to listen to yourself and tap into your inner wisdom
- Nurture your self-esteem
- Know you can support yourself when the sh*t hits the fan
- Practice being present in the moment
- And here’s the big one: you’ll grow to LIKE yourself more
“I've taken all of your courses and this one feels qualitatively different - deeper - an evolution. I liked the lightness and gentleness of the structure, the space for carving out deep alone time. It perfectly suited and reflected the purpose of the course. I loved the guided meditations, the variety of them. Like you, my home is my sacred altar. It's my soulful place of peace. I liked the opportunity to focus on this during the class, to turn-up the volume through thinking about it anew. The journalling was important but not more than the meditations - they worked together to spark a deep germination - a focused process of both conscious and unconscious reflection, always quietly running in the background. It was a great class Susannah, my favorite. Thank you.”
“I simply loved The Sacred Alone. I found the essays enriching and thought provoking and appreciated the prompts to journal from the thoughts going through my mind reading the essay. I especially love, love, loved the final meditation. I found myself in tears and smiles talking to my future self. It was a powerful affirmation for me that I am doing the right healing work for myself and am on the right path for my life. I lead a pretty quiet life in the big picture of things, so for me the ritual of The Sacred Alone was a beautiful added benefit to my mornings to start my day. I followed with pulling a Grace card and then my yoga practice. Such a treat! A heart-felt thank you for such a beautiful course.”
You simply need a journal and a pen, plus the determination to find 20 minutes of alone time somewhere in your day for 14 days. Headphones would be nice to listen to the audios, but they’re not essential!
The meditations and visualisations are short and simple, making them ideal for the beginner. We don’t need to sit in silence for hours on end — five minutes is enough for our purposes. I'll guide you every step of the way.
You can make this time as special or as simple as you like. You could read the essay while sipping your morning coffee before doing the meditation. You might prefer to find your Sacred Alone at the end of the day. You can't do it wrong!