What is Soulwork?
When Soulworkers were asked:
"What words would best express your experience of Soulwork?"
here's what they came up with...
Freedom to discover
the real You
ALL of Me
Words can't express
Full expression of:
Head, Heart, & Belly
to be You
Sense of Calm
Safety is real
to be real
It's the journey
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A Soulworker does their utmost to:
- Awaken their soul (Spirit/Source) as their highest priority
- Align their life with their soul's purpose
- Find the answers to their deepest questions
- Face their deepest fears
21st-century World Spirituality
- Embraces the essence of all spiritual traditions
- Faces today's challenges fully embodied and transcendently in-formed
- Co-creates a new vision that will have enduring effect
- Awakens horizontally into expanded States of awareness
- Evolves vertically to higher Stages of consciousness
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"We shouldn't stand in the shadow of our ancestors,
we should stand on their shoulders."
-- Genpo Roshi
"Soulworkers" believe that we all have an Essential Self, or Soul. Growing awareness of our essential nature is the foundation on which Soulwork draws its inspiration. We are encouraged to discover there are many essential facets longing to be revealed and embodied into our consciousness.
First and foremost we embrace the essential elements that are already present in our lives. With this as a foundation, we invite into our consciousness anything that is holding us back from further awakening into our True Nature.
We appreciate this is an ongoing process where the journey itself is highly valued. As this journey unfolds an earnest Soulworker does their best to embrace everything and avoid nothing.
By focusing on our Soul, the underpinning of human existence, extra-ordinary progress can be made toward true freedom, lasting happiness, and peace for everyone. This is accomplished by building on how far we have already awakened both individually and collectively. “Soulwork”, which is the name given to Bob Mackura’s seasoned approach to accelerating spiritual growth, combines these qualities with the latest holistic and integrative approaches to evolve human consciousness even further.
By learning to focus on what insights our soul is presenting to us moment by moment (“in the now”), the path toward wholeness and its connection with The Source can be accelerated. The key is following the natural, non-linear direction only our individual soul can show us. How we go about discovering this key is the substance of soulwork. Combining this work with other forms of authentic spiritual development (meditation, prayer, ritual, intentionality, community building, body awareness, music, striving to be good, etc.) can make for a very powerful approach. Spiritual paths (Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Yogic, Indigenous, Judaic, Hindu, Pagan, etc.) can also be helpful when understood from a wider perspective.
Soulwork asks that we embrace what it means to be an awakening soul in human form. We are rediscovering the wisdom of past spiritual luminaries when they spoke about the fundamental importance and role our Head, Heart, and Belly/Body Centers play in the full awakening of consciousness. A Soulworker consciously chooses to
- • be open and willing to work on their mental capacities and limitations,
- • embrace their full physical-sexual potential,
- • challenge their spiritual beliefs to open new doorways,
- • resolve emotional and psychological conflicts,
- • explore the many dimensions of love,
- • and anything else their soul chooses to bring into their awareness.
As you might imagine, this is deeply intimate and satisfying work.
This work builds on the knowledge that each individual and social group evolves through increasingly higher and richer stages or waves of awakening. With this as a foundation we can appreciate our experience of higher states of consciousness, while learning to recognize we (you) are also born with the potential to evolve these states to even higher stages of awakening.
We have learned from the limitations of many spiritual traditions formed in prior centuries and under different stages of consciousness. Today we must look deeper and wider to solve humanities 21st century challenges. We are finally understanding that to successfully awaken, it is essential our spiritual journey also include a consistent and honest effort to resolve the insidious nature of our false self or ego (Bob uses the term "pseudo-soul").
To a significant degree the amount of growth you experience is determined by your willingness to progress through the veils that hide your true potential. Every spiritual tradition recognizes this in varying ways, but most fail to address it head-on.
Bob founded “Soulworkers Centre” in Grass Valley, California in 2006. You can go to the calendar on this website to find out more about weekly groups and workshops. Bob also works with individuals seeking more focused guidance.
Before coming to California, he spent ten years as the resident spiritual director of a non-denominational spiritual sanctuary and retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii called Malama Ano.
Over the years Bob has worked with ministers and monks, to the newly inspired; with souls in spiritual crisis, to those seeking accelerated awakening. Bob says “what allows me to work so deeply and effectively with people of many spiritual paths, lifestyles, and cultures, is being able to connect with them at their soul level zeroing in on where they need the most guidance.” Bob has dedicated his life to refining this approach for nearly twenty years, drawing on the essential elements of the world’s great masters and his own direct experience.
Your soul has brought you this far. It is no accident you are reading these words. More awakened souls are needed, perhaps now more than ever. Are you ready to turn the first key? Are you ready to become a spiritual pioneer?
Join the growing number of souls who are helping spread the message soulwork offers.