The Evolving Nature of Being Human

The Evolving Nature
of Being Human

An ongoing study and gathering of wisdom begins in mid-March each year and meets one Saturday each month 9:30am–5:30pm with shorter evening sessions in July and August. Evolving XII begins March 16, 2019. For more information, email us.

See the enormous possibility of your life.

In times like these when many people are living in anxiety, dread and fear, it is up to us to move forward into the light of our wisdom, continue the self-discovery that our souls long for and answer questions like these:

  • How can I become more of the magnificient being I am designed to be?
  • How can I best be used to bring more peace, light and understanding to the world?
  • How can I be reminded that profound, life-changing conversations are the ones I love, want and need to have more of on a regular basis?
  • How do I advance myself when I am already in the deep end of the consciousness pool?
  • How can I plumb the depths of my soul and find like-minded women to share with?
  • What do I need to learn to be a part of the solution, the future, the great possibility before us all?


Evolving has been meeting monthly since March 2008. We have created this course, that meets monthly, from the best parts of the Guidess Training Program but without the additional work necessary to become a Guidess. We’ll meet to address the issues and concepts central to leading an authentic, considered life. You’ll leave with much to think about and to experiment with as you observe yourself and others,developing an “eagle eye view” of what it means to be human. Then we’ll reconvene to review what we’ve learned and to continue the conversation. We’ll do some rituals, share food, form a community. While becoming more deeply-seated in our own selves and finding the wisdom that needs uncovering to move gracefully into the future. We invite women who want to expand their authenticity by using themselves and what they have manifested to date, as a laboratory for consciously creating exceptional lives. We’ll study what it means to be human in this current evolutionary state. No prior requirements are necessary and we welcome new as well as Life Works-experienced women.

Sessions for Evolving XII will begin March 16, 2019

These will be lively, profound, eye-opening discussions. Upon registering for the year-long ongoing course, you will be sent video links to past sessions to watch in advance of each session so that you can participate in the discussions of the Orientation. You will also receive extensive notes that will support the work we will be doing together. Ongoing participants in Evolving are also invited to the Orientation sessions both as a review and to provide new women with a fuller experience of how we work together. We are looking forward to working with you in this life-changing opportunity. We will look over the edge of human development, create new distinctions and observations, experiment with the possibilities we may be missing in our lives and break through to new levels of wisdom, peace and manifestation of our authentic selves.

Email us to let us know of your intention to join!

Give us a call to discuss your participation. Our weekend meetings begin at 9:30am and ends at 5pm.  Please call for additional information or to reserve a space: 212-741-8787.

Be with us when Marilyn demonstrates how the powerful and profound wisdom-gathering we have been doing for 6 years in The Evolving Nature of Being Human has changed the lives of participants. Bring your questions and interested friends and learn about becoming a Woman of Authority. Want life to be different, filled with more possibility and aliveness, joy and grace, love and cherishing? Evolving will show you how to quiet your mind and clear space for your authentic self to emerge.


$500 • Deposit for Evolving XII     
Further information

Q: How is this different than the weekly Gathering?
A: Of course, they are related, just as The Gathering would sometimes be inspired by what the women in the Guidess Training Program were learning. The Gathering is a weekly experience in a limited time, addressing the ongoing issues in our daily lives. A great companion to this weekly work, Evolving will be a longer and deeper conversation on a subset of issues we cover in The Gathering as well as entirely new horizons. The deep end of the pool is a good way to describe the intention and focus of Evolving. We’ll learn to hold our breath under surface and practice swimming in places where we wouldn’t ordinarily go.

Q: What will I get out of participating?
A. Yourself. You can apply this work in as many ways and in as many areas of your life as you can think of. We expect this ongoing conversation to help manifest the highest possibility in each woman’s life. We intend that many women will end up teaching this work — informally to family and friends and some more publicly, perhaps even through Life Works. As one grows in mastery with this work you become an example of authentic peace and possibility that attracts people who want their own equivalent of what you have in your life.

Q: What is required to join Evolving?
A: Alignment with the description above and a thirst to know more about yourself, your authentic self-expression and a more intimate relationship with your deep wisdom. Specifically, you must consider and complete the paperwork to give us a snapshot of yourself, be willing to join the group and respect its guidelines, be willing to nurture other women, pay the fee, attend the sessions, observe yourself, be willing to become more peaceful and present in your own life and expand your horizons.


Our true home is in the present moment. To live in the present moment is a miracle. The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that is available now. Peace is all around us ~ In the world and in nature ~ and within us ~ in our bodies and our spirits. Once we learn to touch this peace, we will be healed and transformed. It is not a matter of faith; it is a matter of practice.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh