This online learning journey will change the way you make decisions. . . for good!

  • Why is decision-making so difficult?

    Even the most spiritually mature among us can be easily undone by the inner tug-of-war we often experience when we're faced with life's tough decisions.

  • Developing a method can help.

    This very doable, easy to learn discernment method shows us how to quiet down enough to recognize four distinct voices of inner wisdom that serve us well when we invite them all to the table.

  • Learn at your own pace

    You'll receive weekly video teachings punctuated with real life examples, contemplative practices, and opportunities to apply the method to your own real life decisions.


Cynthia Bourgeault

Cynthia Bourgeault is a modern day mystic, Episcopal priest, writer, and retreat leader. She divides her time between solitude in her seaside hermitage in Maine and an active schedule traveling globally to spread the recovery of the Christian contemplative and Wisdom paths. She is a faculty member emeritus of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the founding director of an international network of Wisdom schools, uniting classic Christian mystical and monastic teaching with contemporary practices of mindfulness and embodied presence. She has been honored as one of the 100 most spiritually influential living people in 2021.

"Once you learn this method, it will never leave you."

Cynthia Bourgeault's students and followers have been waiting patiently for this new edition of the Four Voices. So here it is! This four-week online course will show you how to listen deeply to your own inner wisdom as you learn to recognize four distinct voices, all of which want to weigh in on your life's large and small decisions. Cynthia offers teachings and contemplative practices that help quiet the noisy mind long enough to listen not only to your initial reactions, but also to the voices of Spirit and Soul, and finally to the voice of your very own heart.

  • Free preview videos

  • 8 pre-recorded course videos you can watch on your own time

  • 24/7 online community forum

  • Downloadable PDF workbook

  • Contemplative practice videos and PDFs

  • Course runs asynchronously

  • All videos will be available for 90 days

Course curriculum

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    • Access the 24/7 Student Community Forum here

  2. 3
    • Course Introduction

    • Week One Intro & Practices

    • Part One: Original Course Overview

    • Part One: Missing Bag Example

    • Part One Worksheet: Introduction

    • Part Two: Nafs (Lower Passional Self)

    • Part Two: Stonington House Example

    • Part Two Worksheet: Nafs

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    • Week Two Intro & Practices

    • Part Three: Soul (Self-reflective Consciousness)

    • Part Three: Retreat Center Example

    • Part Three Worksheet: Soul

    • Part Four: Spirit (Highest Consciousness)

    • Part Four: Assisi Event Example

    • Part Four Worksheet: Spirit

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    • Week Three Intro and Practices

    • Part Five: Heart (Fullest Identity)

    • Part Five: Snowmass Example

    • Part Five Worksheet: Heart

    • Part Six: The Law of Three

    • Part Six: Review of Examples

    • Part Six Worksheet: Law of Three

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    • Week 4 Intro & Pointers

    • Part Seven: Practical Tips and Pointers

    • Worksheet: Practical Tips & Pointers

    • Part Eight: The Inner Bell Rack

    • Worksheet: Final Assignment

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    • Zoom conference: Edited transcript

    • Zoom conference January 29, 2022

    • Zoom conference January 29, 2022 audio only

Evergreen Version of the Four Voices

Missed the January 2022 version? Access all of the recordings and materials from the "live" course at the reduced price of $50.

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