Striving for success is considered "normal", yet it seems that just when you feel good about your life, your work, your relationships, something changes. Well, that's just life. In the midst of the river of change, what is it that anchors you? How do you carry that deep knowing of your goodness, your worth, your place in the world when things around you are always shifting? Many of us look to others for advice, insight, recommendations, but how do we know that what we are hearing is really what is best for us? How do you decide what to sift out and what to believe in? Do you tend to respond form the head, the heart, or the gut? Does your first instinct occasionally lead you astray? There are so many different aspects of success, so many different ways to measure how successful you are. But those old methods often put you on a scale, pitting you against others who may or may not hold your values, have your life experiences, and share your particular perspective on what really matters. Join us this Saturday as we explore the multi-layered nuances of success, and have a personal experience of what it means to feel successful and content.
Enter any bookstore today, and you will see entire sections dedicated to self-help and spirituality. We are thirsty. We are thirsty to understand ourselves, our world, and our Creator. So we consume books, lectures, workshops, anything that will help bring us one step closer to the truth of who we are and why are here.
It's time to take your search to the next level. Now that you have the tools, the language, and the handful of experiences of Divine presence, it is time to start living what you know each day. Sure, you know how to plug in to Source, how to get connected to your Self, how to regulate your breathing, and how to look behind the words to understand the depth of someone else's experience, and yet....
And yet sometimes your family gets on your nerves.
And yet sometimes you drive by a greasy fast-food chain and think, "Why not? I deserve a treat!"
And yet sometimes you throw your routine out the window for a long, lazy sleep in and breakfast in bed.
And yet sometimes the words come out of your mouth before you can stop them, and you think "After all this growth work, I should know better!"
And that is the very nature of being human! Sometimes life gets sticky. Spirituality is not about something mystical that happens in a yoga class or during your meditation practice. Spirituality is about how you talk to the cashier at the grocery store, how you remember to breathe when you are cut off in traffic, about taking a few seconds to re-align yourself in the midst of an argument with your teenager.
This small-group weekend intensive is designed for advanced students. If you have been exploring your inner workings and have started applying spiritual principles to your daily life, this weekend is for you. We will take you to the next level, as you learn to really walk the teachings. This weekend course is for you if you want to strengthen your spiritual community, understand how to align Eastern and Western spiritual philosophy, and actually take your relationship with the Mystery out of theory and into practice, even in the midst of change and challenge. Come prepared to challenge yourself and deepen your understanding of the journey.
You know that grumpy person in your family or friend circle that is always upset or on edge about something? I think this behaviour has gone on long enough, and I am speaking out about it today. There is this uncomfortable undercurrent of prickliness that some of us live with day in and day out, within our families and our workplaces, and no matter how drawn we are to peace, there is the angry person watching from the sidelines, just waiting for a chance to explode, or to make a sarcastic comment, or to huff and puff like a little child throwing a tantrum.
2012 has been a year of transformation, a year of letting go of the old and really welcoming in the newest and best version of you. I know life gets busy, and to help you plan ahead, here is a calendar of topics for 2012's Journey to Wholeness Seminar series and other workshops we will be holding. We may be adding to the calendar as the demand increases, and will let you know if dates or topics change due to unforeseen circumstances.
September 8: Success Seminar October 6: Passion Seminar November 3: Gratitude Seminar December 1-2: Spirituality Weekend Intensive