“Horizons of Unitive Healing is a truly life-changing course. Over our eight weeks of study, I had so many ‘aha!’ moments, so many experiences of things just “clicking” into place in my heart and mind.
The course translates universal spiritual concepts into a contemporary ‘evolutionary’ language that I found wonderfully appealing, profoundly edifying, and easy to share with others in the context of modern life. The materials, diagrams, and real-life anecdotes that we studied together cultivated in me an eagerness to explore reality through the lens of ‘the Way of Unity’. And the masterful facilitation of Dr. Mustakova created an atmosphere of genuine respect and mutual encouragement among the participants. Through deliberate practice of ‘the ancient art of deep listening’, we quickly came to see each other as friends as well as fellow-students.
The course has a unique way of both uplifting and grounding the human spirit. My personal understanding of some of the great spiritual and social questions of life – the soul, God, growth, healing, and the needs of the modern world – has been immeasurably enriched by it, and I have noticed in myself a deeper level of calmness and compassion stemming from the insights I gained in the course.
I am deeply grateful to have had the privilege of participating in Horizons of Unitive Healing and I recommend it wholeheartedly to all who seek a clearer understanding of the social, spiritual, and psychological challenges of life in the 21st century.”
I joined the course Horizons of Unitive Healing to understand how to better support the mental health of patients I was seeing in my work as a family doctor. I certainly gained many insights and a clearer framework on how to support others. Additionally, the course led me to reflect more deeply on the family as a core unit of society. In our deep listening spaces run by our indigenous brothers and sisters, I reflected on parenthood and in particular my responsibilities towards my two young children, as well as the many other children who are part of my community.
The course helped make clear that parenting without a spiritual framework that encompasses individual and collective growth reinforces the fragmentation we see within our psyches and society, which adults have difficulty reconciling. Children grow best when all their relationships grow together, their sense of self, sense of family, community and their engagement with society and the environment. Key to that is discernment and recognition from a soul that they have power to make choices and decide their response to life, no matter how large the struggles that assail them. A parent that can be a source of authentic moral authority for a child can model the relationship the child has with the Universal Mind.
A recurrent question was how can we develop purposeful children who can cope with the turmoil of a growing collective world? How do we nurture children who have autonomy informed by oneness – a recognition that they are connected and bear responsibility to everything around them, their family, community, and the environment? These are big questions, and this course provides the space, tools, and material to explore many big questions and for you to hone on the questions that resonate with your life stage. To be able to participate in such a space alongside others from diverse backgrounds, and to have Dr Mustakova’s gentle and experienced facilitation and guidance is a rare and valuable opportunity in a world where the big questions are often brushed aside.
This course had many AHA moments for me. It gave me the language to understand profound concepts that are so important and which I was not able to express and explain adequately before.
“Horizons of Unitive Healing has proven invaluable in my efforts to get unstuck from unhealthy habits and a fragmented life. I now know that I have the capacity to live life from fresh perspectives and to create a life that is coherent, meaningful and constructive.
Through this course, I have begun to feel more connected to others and the world, whereas before I was feeling quite isolated and alone. I have come to realize that the intellect should serve the heart. I have been living in a maelstrom of over-analytical thinking. This is where deep listening comes in. One needs to nourish the soul through daily practice of a spiritual discipline approached with deep humility. Then one has the potential to be grounded in deeper levels of knowing.”
“I truly enjoyed taking this course and highly recommend it to anyone who is in search of understanding the deeper meaning of our purpose in this life and how we can contribute to the betterment of society. Horizons of Unitive Healing Course opened doors for me to a deeper understanding of many important concepts, such as discovering our spiritual identity as our true reality, seeing nobility within ourselves, and contributing to individual’s spiritual empowerment. This course was an answer to my life long yearning and quest for finding coherence between rational mind and inner vision. By working toward that coherence, we are able to read our own reality more accurately and see ourselves as the protagonist in weaving the tapestry of our own life. Then our journey of spiritual awakening and development begins. In this journey, we explore our own creativity and listen to our inner voice. This course assists me to move to the next level in this journey of life and allows me to begin a new chapter.”
The opportunity to take the course Horizons of Unitive Healing appeared in a period of life transition for me, both professionally and in terms of personal development. I knew Dr. Elena Mustakova personally and highly appreciate the way she holds spaces and stays attentively present, so I eagerly joined this circle of like-minded and like-hearted people. It was my soul that responded to this opportunity. I feel so grateful I did!
I found the regular meetings quite meaningful. They offered a space to share, discuss, exchange, and enrich our world- and inner views, and I noticed that in almost each session, I had a chance to follow a parallel inner thread, a personal unfolding of my own journey, shining a new light on places that have been darker inside of me, and acknowledging on a deeper level the exploration of my fragmented self.
The language of the course related to my soul`s longings. I felt inspired to continue expanding “My Soul`s Vocabulary” – words that speak to my being, that I have heard since childhood and that have been there to help me connect to my roots, to intimate nooks in myself, and to find deeper and higher understandings.
I found particularly moving our “Talking Circles”, which are rooted in indigenous traditions of listening from the heart and were facilitated by native people themselves! So precious!
Another important aspect of the course was its strong intention to challenge the assumption that science alone can provide the most reliable worldview. I found very intriguing the studies that were provided to expand our understanding of the role the heart literally plays in the way we experience and act in the world.
The input during the course was valuable as it invited me to remember what I already knew deep down, but the world around has made me doubt. I found each module to be very encouraging for me to trust the internal and relational dimensions as valid sources of knowing.
Being part of this course gave me one more peek at the bigger picture and deepened and expanded my understanding on where I am at this point in my life. It helped me acknowledge that I am still exploring and healing my inner fragmentations, and this is ok. This realization was soothing and comforting. The course was yet another meaningful piece and “how-to” towards integration and wholeness.
I warm-heartedly recommend it to anyone who has embarked on a journey with intention to connect to themselves, others, and the bigger world.