The Soul Purpose Course: How to heal your fears, create inner harmony, and align with your true calling 

A 10-week online course in Living a Life of Passion & Purpose

Led by Taber Shadburne, M.A., Creator of "R/evolutionary R/elating,"certified Master Trainer in Radical Honesty, & Founder of Church of Soul


 

THE COURSE

"Everyone has been made
for some particular work
and the desire for that work
has been put in every heart." ~Rumi

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You have unique gifts to share with the world, your own special magic or medicine or music, that is all your own...and when you share these gifts with others, they will be deeply served, and you will be deeply fulfilled by your service.

If you aren't living your life in this way, you may sometimes feel dissatisfied. Like life is happening to you, rather than feeling like you are the artistic and powerful creator of your own life.

Making your own special contribution just feels good. There is a great joy that comes from living a life in alignment with what you know, in your bones, to be your own personal purpose, your calling. And you probably won't ever be truly satisfied until you do.

Sadly, most people don't ever come close to even HEARING their own calling or getting clear on what their soul purpose IS, let alone fully living it and sharing their unique gifts with the world. 

Why is that?

Because most of us, most of the time, are (unconsciously) being motivated, primarily, by fear. A fear that we are not even really aware of, but that, nonetheless, leads us around by the nose. 

You may have thought that the biggest block to living your life's purpose was just figuring out what it is, but we don't think that's it. From our experience, both personally and in working with many others, we believe there is a part of you that ALREADY KNOWS all about your purpose, and is just waiting for you to be ready for it.

So what prevents you from having access to that wisdom, that intuition, that knowing about the true purpose of your life?

The fear. The fear we already mentioned. The old pain, and the old protective strategies you developed to try to prevent or cope with that pain, DON'T WANT YOU to be in touch with your purpose. They are afraid that you knowing your purpose could lead to....that's right... MORE PAIN!

And we won't lie, living your life's purpose may involve some pain along the way, but here are two things about that:

1)  KNOWING your purpose doesn't obligate you to LIVE it anymore than you WANT to, and

2)  Sure, living your purpose may involve some pain, BUT SO DOES LIVING WITHOUT IT! 

Would you rather have the pain of remaining stuck in the same ol' same ol' of knowing you are wasting your life, or the growth pains required to realize your power and potential and share your precious gifts with the world?!

 

WHAT IS THIS COURSE ALL ABOUT?

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We'll be sharing with you a powerful method of first working with all the resistance that comes up in the face of looking at making serious changes in your life, resistance that sometimes makes it hard to even get clear on what you really want and what you're truly called to do with your one precious life. You'll learn how to clear this resistance out of the way and create inner alignment. This will, in turn, allow you to tap into your own inner knowing, the place in you that is ALREADY CLEAR on what you're called to, your soul purpose, the gifts that you are uniquely designed to share with the world.

For 10 weeks, we'll be working through a text book together. You'll be listening to classes Taber's recorded on this material. Every other Wednesday, we'll do a live Q & A call, at 12 PM PST (it will be recorded for any who can't make it live). We will also have an online email list and group where you can ask Taber questions and share with each other. You will receive some homework every week and buddy up with one or two other participants for mutual support around your experiential explorations and discoveries.

Taber has used this method in his own life and can personally vouch for the power of that upon which you are about to embark. All that he learned in this process of uncovering, clarifying, and living his personal purpose really BLEW HIS MIND and opened his heart, and totally informs the whole way he now lives life, every day.

 

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INCLUDE?

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  • LIVE TEACHINGS & discussion via Zoom 
  • Recorded VIDEO LESSONS from Taber
  • Readings
  • A very unique form of JOURNALING 
  • Weekly COURSEWORK 
  • "Parts Work" (a la Voice Dialog and Jungian Active Imagination)
  • Meetings with your PURPOSE BUDDY
  • LIVE COACHING and Q & A, via Zoom every other week
This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
— George Bernard Shaw

 

BUT, REALLY WHAT WILL I LEARN IN THIS COURSE?

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Okay, so you know you want to at least have more clarity about your purpose, and possibly, to LIVE it. So how will we go about getting you that? Interestingly, enough, though living your life purpose sounds like something to DO, it first requires a new way to BE. Our whole culture is oriented to fearful way of OVER-DOING, this is NOT purposeful, it is fearful. So first you will need to learn what I call:

The Art of Being.

This will lead, in turn, to.... that's right...

The Art of Doing.

To learn the Art of Being, you need to learn to sit still...

Taber will teach you a few things about meditation. And then you need to learn to really get to know and love all the internal conflicts and messiness that you are, so he'll teach you and you'll practice what is variously known as "active imagination" (Carl Jung), "parts work" (Fritz Perls), "voice dialog" (Hal Stone), basically how to identify and work with the various parts or voices inside you that are usually scared, angry, sad, anxious, and at war with each other. These parts are generally not interested...no, actually opposed to you pursuing your purpose. Their only concern is (illusory) safety and (illusory) comfort.

So first we listen to these voices, and communicate and negotiate with them, so we can create greater inner harmony and alignment, so they can relax enough to be cooperative and get on board with this whole life purpose thing. You see, turns out that "everyone's" first life purpose is to create more compassion and peace inside. Your first purpose is to learn to love yourself. 

From there, we can discover your unique gifts, your special contribution to make to the world. We do this by helping you, to the degree that you have managed to find a little more quiet inside, to begin to hear the voice of your own intuition, or inner guidance, that "knowing" we mention above.

Once, those lines of communication are open, you can find greater and greater clarity about "what" you are called to do, with "whom", and "how". You can determine whether this purpose is meant to just run quietly in the background, subtly informing everything you do to enjoy yourself and make a living, OR whether it wants a total overhaul, whether you are called to use this purpose as your primary WAY OF enjoying yourself and making a living.

 

THE LOGISTICS

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When: 
Friday, March 30 - Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Where:
Online Course with Live Zoom Calls & Coursework through Teachable

Format
Weekly coursework and recorded video lessons from Taber, as well as as Live Zoom Calls every other week with live coaching from Taber, facilitated community discussions and much more.  The course text will be True Purpose, by Tim Kelley.

Cost: 
$497
Because our labor is Love, we are offering the course at this low price at this time, to make it widely accessible, but we may well charge more for it in the future. In case of financial hardship, payment plans and scholarships are available. Get in touch here.

Registration & Questions: 
To register sign up below.  If you have any questions or want to talk to someone about the course please email manal@churchofsoul.org.

 

YOUR GUIDE

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Taber Shadburne (M.A.) is a cutting-edge counselor and teacher of transformation who has helped thousands of folks transform their lives and their relationships for over 25 years. He has led life-changing workshops in over 50 cities, in 15 countries, on four continents. He studied Zen for 10 years, lived and practiced at the Dharma Rain Zen Center, and has worked deeply with various spiritual teachers.  He has a B.A. in Music and Comparative Religion and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology.  
 

He has worked closely with Dr. Brad Blanton for 20 years, and is the only person ever to be certified by Brad as a Master Trainer of Radical Honesty.  Taber co-authored a book, The Heart of Healing: Inspired Ideas, Wisdom and Comfort from Today's Leading Voices, with notables such as Deepak Chopra. Over the last few decades, Taber  has created a body of work he calls R/evolutionary R/elating, and founded the Church of Soul, in Oakland, California.   Read more about him here, or check out what others have to say here.