Yoga and Spiritual Psychology come together at Lead with Love, Aspen Co.
Only in Aspen: Pioneers of Spiritual Psychology Dr.’s Ron and Mary Hulnick share stage with Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, others
Aspen, Colorado is a place of impact and beauty. A small mountain town in the middle of Colorado, Aspen is home to some of the wealthiest people in the world and the most extraordinary experiences. It is also a place with the unfortunate statistic of a suicide rate 3x higher than the national average.
Because of that, and for many other reasons, yoga and meditation teacher Gina Murdock founded the nonprofit org Aspen City of Wellbeing (ACW) in 2015. The mission is to create a cultural shift toward an optimal state of wellbeing for all.
“We are focused on the place we want to live and the way we want to live versus focusing on what’s going wrong - depression, suicide, traffic, parking. We truly believe what you focus on grows and for us we focus on, and place our intention and attention on, the wellbeing of the people in our city and county,” said Murdock who also founded ACW’s annual 4-day event Lead with Love Oct 26-29 at Aspen Meadows Resort.
Of the things that influenced her the most, Murdock says:
1) Yoga; 2) Meditation; 3) Spiritual Psychology
Because of the transformational aspect of these three activities and the fact that until last year they hadn’t been merged together in an event, Murdock founded Lead with Love to highlight all three. The inaugural Lead with Love experience in the fall of 2016 was a chance for Murdock to share the gifts of her favorite and most impactful teachers with those she loved for her 40th birthday. The event was such a success, even in the middle of Aspen’s “off-season”, that Murdock and her team at ACW decided to do it again.
This year, like last, Lead with Love will feature the most renowned yoga, meditation and spiritual teachers of our time like Dr. Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Seane Corn and Rod Stryker, said Murdock, as well as the founding faculty of University of Santa Monica (USM) Dr’s Ron and Mary Hulnick who are pioneers in the field of spiritual psychology.
“Bringing these disciplines together is the most wonderful gift I could ever imagine giving or getting, “ said Murdock. “The principles and practices of spiritual psychology have changed my life, they have given me freedom, and my yoga and meditation practice as well. The blending of these experiences is truly extraordinary and only happens here in Aspen, Co as far as I know.”
The Hulnick’s have been teaching at USM for over 35 years and while they travel, most of their programs are based at their Santa Monica campus. This coming year is the last year they will be teaching their introductory course at USM and Murdock said it is one that she wishes every person on the planet could take.
“It is truly an extraordinary, transformative experience,” she said “And yet not everyone can travel to LA once a month for 10-months and so having Ron and Mary come to Aspen is just such a special gift. It was by far the most impactful session last year and I am really excited about their new and unique offerings at Lead with Love this year.”
This year Dr.’s Ron and Mary Hulnick, who present as a team, will be offering two separate workshops at Lead with Love on the weekend of Oct 28/29.
The first is called “Honoring the Calling of Your Heart: Living a Life of Greater Purpose, Meaning, and Fulfillment.”
The experiential workshop will lead participants into a process of self inquiry into what moves their heart and stirs their soul and what brings them alive.
Participants will engage in conversation, inner inquiry, and listening within for their own answers to life’s essential questions—questions like:
· Who am I?
· Why am I here—what is my life’s purpose?
· How can I make a more meaningful contribution?
· What are my gifts and how can I use them?
· How can I become more aware of my purpose?
· How can I release this sense of unworthiness that keeps me playing small?
Dr.’s. Ron and Mary Hulnick will share some of the principles and practices of spiritual psychology as well as keys participants can use to realize and experience greater meaning, purpose, joy, and fulfillment in life.
The second workshop offered at Lead with Love will be: “Soul-Centered Relationships — Are you ready to lead with love?”
As Mary Hulnick writes, “When we think of “being in love,” we often think of the thrill of romance and fulfilling connection, of finding our “soul-mate.” Yet for many of us, relationships are often an area of great challenge, conflict, and misunderstanding.
How could this be? The love is there, and at the same time, there are certain aspects of your partner that trigger upset, frustration, and separation. What happened to the joy, the openness, the partnership? And even more important—what, if anything, can you do about it?”
“From the perspective of Spiritual Psychology, relationships have much more potential than simply “living happily ever after.” What if they are portals Divinely designed to assist you in Awakening more fully into your inherently Loving Nature? What if your opportunity is learning how to show up as the Presence of Love—both with your partner, and for yourself?”
In this experiential workshop participants will have an opportunity to ask relationship questions to the Hulnicks, who will answer from the perspective of their successful 38-year marriage based on the principles and practices of spiritual psychology and their professional credentials as licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.
Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick are pioneers and worldwide leaders in the field of Spiritual Psychology, as well as Teachers and Facilitators of Awakening in Consciousness.
They are renowned educators, authors, and the Founding Faculty and Co-Directors of the University of Santa Monica (USM), where they have designed, developed, and facilitated Educational Programs in Spiritual Psychology for the past 35 years. Both are licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Mary is also a licensed Clinical Psychologist.
They are the authors of “Loyalty to Your Soul: The Heart of Spiritual Psychology”, published by Hay House and available in 12 countries and 8 languages. Their latest book, “Remembering the Light Within: A Course in Soul-Centered Living”, was published by Hay House in 2017.