'If you are not aware of being imprisoned, you cannot imagine what liberation makes available.'
Sophie McLean
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Learn About the Course

Do you remember yourself as a child?

You were basically fearless and

naturally willing to be a "yes" to life.


You had an incredible ability to let go of any problem

You were able to move from one experience to another

because you never identified yourself with any of them.


Life was an adventure.


From Ego to Essence will allow you to return home,

to let go of illusions and belief systems,

and regain your original state:

being soul-expressed.


Life can then be experienced as a gift.

What will I receive?

The time commitment of this course is entirely up to you.

  • You will have access to 14 video lessons to listen to in your own space, at your own time

  • You will download a beautiful journal that will become your own Personal Life Manual

  • 14 videos from Sophie taking you through the disentanglement of your ego in a clear, concise manner.

  • Audiobook chapters from The Elegance of Simplicity

  • Access to Sophie's Facebook group where you can post, interact and ask questions

  • Personal course work with templates and easy to follow instructions

  • A chart of the soul's journey

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Thank you for your commitment to being an extraordinary human being . The world is crying out for awakening and we appreciate the contribution you are by doing this personal work.

Suffering is Optional

  • Why?

    We are going through a shift from Homo Sapiens to Homo Spiritus. We are awakening to the fact that we are in this world but not FROM this world.

  • How?

    It is possible to use the privilege of our five senses AND access authentic power, guidance and intuition from the spiritual.

  • What?

    There is no resisting evolution. The 2 kinetic energies available to elevate ourselves are love or suffering. And we have a choice in the matter.


Paula, Art Director

New York

The Course is a work that's deep and like nothing else you will ever encounter on the planet. Disentangling your ego is the ultimate access to awareness. The opportunity to do this unique and important work with Sophie is intimate and deliciously confronting. I highly recommend it if you want to unearth and gain access moment by moment to being in your soul's essence rather than being run by your ego. Love you, Sophie!


Doctor of Chiropractic

Sophie … you stood next to me on the edge and showed me how to open my eyes. Then you inspired me to embrace life, not fear the fall, and jump. I did – and I flew. I thank you for awakening me so I could create a place where I understand the difference between being alive and living.



It has been my privilege to have known and worked with Sophie for many years and to have benefited from her vast experience as a leader, counsellor and inspirational speaker. Sophie excels at empowering people to be the leaders that they want to be and to underpin leadership with a set of invaluable skills and strategies.


Please know that when I see you, I am reminded of my complete appreciation of you: one wonderful, vibrant and truly beyond belief people and I am constantly looking at having to readjust my beliefs to provide the extra space to expand, as you do.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Please Start Here

    • Please Watch this Tutorial on How to Use Your Classroom. [Do this before starting your course. Thank you.]

  • 2


    • Welcome! A Note from Sophie...

    • Acknowledgments

    • Instructions for Downloading Your Journal

    • Downloading 'From Ego to Essence' Self-Guided Journal

    • "A Prayer" from Sophie's book, The Elegance of Simplicity

    • Join Sophie's Private Facebook Group!

  • 3


    • Hello, Welcome: Seeing Your Life as a Play

    • Your Play Template

  • 4

    The Three Dimensions We Operate In: the context for the course.

    • The 3 dimensions we operate in

  • 5

    The Disentanglement of the Ego

    • The Main Character

    • Your Main Character Template

    • Example of the Construction of a Main Character | The Elegance of Simplicity Audio: Chapter 4

    • How the main character works in your life | The Elegance of Simplicity Audio: Chapter 5

    • The Supporting Cast

    • The Supporting Cast Template

    • Example of the Construction of the Relationship to the Supporting Cast | The Elegance of Simplicity Audio: Chapter 6

    • The Script

    • The Script Template

    • Your Machine Template

    • Example of the Construction of the Script | The Elegance of Simplicity Audio: Chapter 7

    • The View of Life

    • Your View of Life Template

    • Example of the Construction of the Context of the Ego | The Elegance of Simplicity Audio: Chapter 3

  • 6

    Essential Principles

    • The Narrative

    • Destructive Mechanisms

    • Destructive Mechanism Template

    • We Always Reap What We Sow

    • Integrity Template

  • 7

    Homo Spiritus: Living a Spiritual Life

    • Originator or Sufferer?

    • What Are You?

    • Snapshot of Your Ego + Your Soul Essence Template

    • The Meaning of Life: The Elegance of Simplicity Audio, Chapter 21

    • Being Soul-Expressed

    • Create an Archetype

  • 8


    • Setting Yourself Up for a Great Life

    • What is Necessary for a New Culture for Humankind?

    • Your Soul's Essence Course

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Thank you for your commitment to being an extraordinary human being . The world is crying out for awakening and we appreciate the contribution you are by doing this personal work.

Who is Sophie McLean?

Wisdom Teacher, Instructor

Sophie McLean

Born in Algeria, educated in Morocco and France, and with a professional career in the USA and UK, Sophie McLean has had an eventful life. She’s been a helicopter pilot, a teacher, a designer, a relief worker, a war refugee, and a CEO. She’s been shot at, shipwrecked, and widowed. She’s lived on a farm, a boat, a penthouse, and an ashram. As a wisdom teacher, Sophie has spent decades leading transformational seminars to over 80,000 people around the world, of all ethnicities, ages, religions and social backgrounds – all engaged with the universal existential questions of “Who and what am I?” and “What is my life about?” With two master’s degree in philosophy and a Diploma in mediation, Sophie is an expert in the field of ontology, the study of the essence of being.

The Elegance of Simplicity

A Wisdom Teacher's Epic Journey to Consciousness

This is the story of an encounter between two women: one in search of answers, the other having already completed her spiritual journey. Guìa, the profound, whimsical character in the story, takes us through her passage into consciousness from pre-birth to enlightenment. As the riveting adventure of Guìa’s life unfolds, you will become one with the knowledge-seeking narrator and find yourself on a voyage of discovery into the nature of human beings that will lead you to the source of all we know and perceive. In this compelling book, the ancient art of storytelling is used to communicate life-altering concepts that challenge our tranquilized obviousness and propose a simple and effortless pathway to awareness.​​

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