It is no secret that we live in a time of unprecedented stress. Never before in human history have we, as a species, been subject to so much rapid change in the "psycho-sphere" of the world. The fact that we now can, at the click of a mouse, bring the news of the moment from across the whole planet into our awareness presents us with challenges other generations never dreamed of. As we are asked to process the daily barrage of events and information that presents itself to us each day, the need for inner growth and development has never been greater.
This course is about learning specific tools for grounding, finding your center, expanding your consciousness and mining your inner resources. If you take the plunge and commit to the eight-week pilgrimage of this course, I will share ideas and practices with you that have accompanied me over the past thirty years. All of the exercises you will learn are practices that I myself use, both as a meditator and in my work as a healing practitioner. I have taught these and similar exercises to my workshop students and given them as "energy prescriptions" to clients in my practice.
Whether this is your first foray into meditation practices or you are a seasoned inner astronaut, there is something here for you.
In this course, you will learn to:
Why Do This At All?
There comes a time for many of us when we are driven to find some kind of doorway into our inner world and discover what's in there. Maybe it's despair or a tragic event in our life, the need to heal an injury or illness, to find meaning and inspiration. Maybe something cracks open in us in a spontaneous revelation of some kind and our perceptions about our lives change. Or just plain old curiosity. Something starts you looking.
There is no single, right reason for getting into some form of inner work, from taking time out for prayer and solitude to taking a course like this that combines energy healing and meditation. Motivations vary, of course, and it is good to ask yourself what propels you to learn new practices.
Jump Start Your Meditation Practice
Inner work is about the renewal of the age-old experience of finding ourselves nestled in the sacred Ground of all Being. It's not something we do just once. Your inner work nourishes you physically, emotionally and psycho-spiritually. And it doesn't stop there. You will find that the steps you take in your development will naturally carry over to your relationships, your creative life and your work with others. Your inner practice delivers a changed person to the world and, in its small way, changes the world. This is the work of a lifetime and we all need to jump start our practice of this renewal from time to time.
Can we actually do this in an online course?
Yes. Of course, I wish we could be sitting together in the same room. At the same time, just by doing these practices together in our own locations, we generate a field together--both energetically and relationally--that approximates a "room" for us to work in. In the process, you might just be surprised at how closely we can feel each other's presence.
An eight-week course is no small thing, after all. I will do my best to offer you a "whole protein" in this teaching and make it interesting. Working together, in combination with your interest and commitment, we will have something we all can grow from.
Others Share About Jim's Teaching
"Jim Gilkeson has a clear, accessible, humble, and open-hearted approach to energy teaching. His meditations are practice-based and useful for human creatures at all phases of growth. I am grateful to have participated in his mentorship program and frequently call upon his teachings in my work with private clients and at the VA. Jim is a treasure."
~Jennifer, Davis, CA
"I did the very first intensive energy healing mentorship that Jim Gilkeson offered. The skills I learned in that course, both for self-healing and for working with my clients in an energy-based bodywork practice, have been indispensable. Jim's teaching style is filled with his enthusiasm for life and is steeped in his own years of deep practice. It is clear that Jim's work on himself is the resource from which he teaches. Jim delivers his work with gentle authority, joy, compassion and a living spiritual awareness."
~Amrit, Mill Valley, CA
"Jim helped me to deepen my contact with my chakras and through his guidance I was also able to experience how energy moves throughout the body and how to facilitate that movement with meditation. Jim has always been very accessible when I have questions and he takes the time to understand my experience and offer thoughtful guidance. I would highly recommend studying with Jim."
~Amelia, Bend, OR
"Having Jim as a mentor has made a huge difference in my life and work. He has a unique way to train us to build a grounded foundation from which to connect earth and heaven."
~Keesha, Sunnyvale, CA
"Open your mind, open your heart and prepare to challenge what you think you know about yourself and nature of energy and healing. Jim Gilkeson's interactive and experiential courses always exceed expectation."
~Sandra, Davis, CA
"If you are interested in energy work, someone who has felt the call of the healing arts, or a seasoned practitioner, Jim is an excellent guide and resource to take the next step on your healing path."
~Geo, Middletown, CA
"I found Jim's courses to be a safe, caring environment where with Jim's guidance I was able to go deep within myself, challenge my beliefs and become a better therapist in my practice."
"While so many teachers and authors make energywork into a rather cerebral exercise of what energy centers do and their associative colors, emotions, etc., Jim, in his signature practical and grounded way, encourages everyone to get in touch with their actual experience--to feel, be with, and listen to what is true and real within themselves."
~Bonnie, Davis, CA
. . . and About Jim's Books
"Energy Healing is the best book I've seen on this subject . . ."
~Elmer Green, Ph.D.
author of Beyond Biofeedback
"Jim Gilkeson established himself as an important spokesperson for holistic approaches to wellness in Energy Healing: A Pathway to Inner Growth. His new book, A Pilgrim in Your Body, continues his teachings of wise, pragmatic solutions to balancing among spirit, body, intellect, and emotion. His kind wisdom and humor accompany the reader through in-depth discussion of energy healing and exercises. He demystifies energy healing and makes it accessible to new as well as experienced practitioners."
~ Denise Low, Ph.D.,
author of Touching the Sky and Words of a Prairie Alchemist
"I have been deeply impressed with Jim Gilkeson's teaching and healing work for many years and know that practitioners everywhere have been awaiting his next book. A Pilgrim in Your Body will not only help practitioners make the transition from bodyworker to healer but will educate anyone interested in the healing potentials of energy work. This is an important book!"
~Hal Zina Bennett,
of The Lens of Perception: A Users Guide to Higher Consciousness