Jonathan Gustin: Spiritual Awakening and Finding Your Life’s Purpose
7:00pm – 9:00pm
830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley (map)
- Pre-registation is REQUIRED; no drop-ins please
- Cost: FREE
We are very pleased to co-sponsor an event with Jonathan Gustin, founder of the Integral Awakening Center in San Francisco, and a long-time friend of BAI. Jonathan is especially passionate about helping people to awaken to their life’s purpose, and he’s developed a unique approach that’s well worth checking out. Here is more info about the event:
You want to live a purposeful life, a life of significance. For as long as you can remember, you have felt an intense yearning to live a larger life, a larger story. You want to be sparked, ignited, and inspired to live a purpose-centered existence. You want to make a difference in the world, to recognize your deepest world-transforming gifts, to contribute to cultural transformation and the evolution of our society. The key to living your life purpose is to embody the life of your soul. Bill Plotkin (a depth psychologist and wilderness guide) describes soul as, “The deepest core of your human nature, the reason spirit has taken shape as you, and the essence of your specific life purpose.” Embodiment of your life-purpose gives the deepest possible meaning to your existence: a sense of true place, true efficacy, and true purpose. The Spiritual Awakening & Finding Your Life’s Purpose free seminar offers you a framework to support your spiritual journey towards a soul-centered life. This journey culminates in your ability to take your rightful place in the world, and occupy the niche you were born to inhabit.
The Invitation: Awaken to your Evolutionary Purpose What is your Purpose Thread?
You have a unique thread that was meant to be woven into the fabric of life. Your individual thread is composed of your unique personal gifts. True belonging is only experienced when your thread becomes consciously embroidered into life. When you embody your purpose, you support evolutionary purpose: the creative, intelligent unfolding of life in this universe. The embracing of your evolutionary purpose occurs in eight steps.
The 8 Steps of Living a Life of Purpose:
Step #1 Understanding: The first step is understanding the meaning of soul-purpose.
Step #2 Hearing (the call): In this step you acknowledge that you have heard the call to a higher purpose, a purpose beyond just attaining things for oneself: like building relationships, financial security or even spiritual enlightenment.
Step #3 Clarification: You will learn to identify which of the eight stages of soul-centric development you are in, and how your current stage is your launching pad to finding your purpose.
Step #4 Dialogue: This is where you have a conversation with five internal sub-personalities that create unnecessary obstacles, including the voices of your skeptic, image-consultant, fear, protector, and wounded child.
Step #5 Habits: Next, you address the habits that obscure your purpose as well as discover positive habits that support living a soul-centric, purpose-driven life.
Step #6 Comprehension: Like a jewel, purpose has multiple facets, including: essence, blessings, objective, lesson, and delivery system.
Step #7 Encounter: Next, you will learn five techniques for encountering your purpose. It is in this step that you finally break through your resistance and fears and learn what your true purpose is.
Step #8 Embodiment: Now you will learn how to use the information that you have gathered from steps 1-6, and apply it to take definitive purpose-centered action in your life
Stories of Transformation…
“Jonathan’s authority and gift as a teacher comes from exhaustive personal experience and study and a complete, heartfelt commitment to supporting all of us to grow more fully into an integral life, both for ourselves and for the world.” – Leone Neal
“I went to a workshop last night with Jonathan Gustin, where the topic was Finding Your Purpose. What was incredible was that I found myself knowing, perhaps just because it is joyful to know or perhaps because it is true, that I have a purpose, a soulprint, an authentic and perfect reason for being.” – Helen Cowart
“Jonathan’s purpose-discovery work is an amazing gift I wish for every human. He is indeed a ‘whole person midwife’”. Please give yourself the gift of working with him.” – Brandon Peele
“I was incredibly touched by Jonathan’s presentation. As a Certified Curmudgeon with Somewhat Cynical proclivities it is always a great surprise when something meets or exceeds its billing.” – David Newell
You are not content to live as a thwarted, inhibited version of yourself!
- How can you know your purpose and place in this lifetime?
- How can you awaken to the Oneness: the Spirit that moves through all things?
- What if your spiritual life is actually composed of two complementary paths: a transcendent dimension of Oneness, plus a second dimension where you experience your life’s essential purpose?
Join Jonathan for this FREE presentation on:
- Finding Your Life’s Purpose
- The 3 Worlds of Consciousness (Spirit, Soul, Ego)
- The 8-Stage Soulcentric Developmental Wheel
- Traditional & Evolutionary Enlightenment
Jonathan Gustin is the founder of Green Sangha and the Integral Awakening Center. He is a purpose guide, integral mentor, and spiritual teacher. He is also a licensed psychotherapist in private practice with offices in San Francisco and San Rafael. Jonathan is the author of the (forthcoming) book, Three Worlds, One Life.