Meditation Benefits

Healing Through Nature, Part 1

Healing Through Nature, Part 1

Nature as our Spiritual Refuge A five afternoon workshop May 7 – June 11, 5 – 7 pm Nearly everyone feels nourished, refreshed and renewed when we spend time in Nature. This series of afternoons in beautiful natural settings will support deepening our experience of the healing spiritual qualities of the pure natural presence of the elements. This training is drawn from Tibetan practices of connecting to earth, water, fire, wind and space, to heal, renew, and bring balance to ourselves as well as to the earth itself. Each session will include an introduction to techniques to experience and bring balance through a specific element, time to practice and deepen your spiritual connection the elements in nature, and group discussions around the fire to share...

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Healing Through Nature, Part 2

Healing Through Nature, Part 2

Nature as our Spiritual Refuge A six afternoon workshop July 9 – August 13 All indigenous spiritual traditions of the world know that nature is filled with spirit, is alive, and responds to people with right intention. In this series of six afternoon sessions we will explore and connect to the spirits that live within the trees, stones, streams, ponds, fires, winds and sky. In the first part of the Healing with Nature series we learned to connect with the pure elemental energies present in nature. In this second stage we learn to connect directly with the spirits that live within nature. Nature is eager to once again be in relationship with humans, for our ancestors around the world had regular contact and personal relationships with the spirits of nature....

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Transforming Challenging Relationships

Transforming Challenging Relationships

All of us at one time or another feel stuck, at a loss for how to make a relationship work better. This can be in a work situation, or in a personal relationship; the principles are the same. We can feel hurt, used, victimized, angry, or disconnected. The other person is not doing what we expected! If only they would pull their due, not fool around, and change into a nice person! What happened to that warm feeling we used to have when we first got to know one another? Blame, regret, guilt, anger and remorse keep us stuck in a self-centered downward spiral that can mean the end of a meaningful relationship. If we allow our minds to get stuck in the endless loop of criticism, there can seem to be no way out. But there are simple ways to step off this dead end path...

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Simple Centering Exercise

Simple Centering Exercise

It takes only a few minutes to clear our mind and become more centered. Try using this simple five minute exercise when you are feeling stressed. First find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed and sit so that that you are comfortable, with back erect but relaxed. Take a few deep breaths, and let any tension flow out as your exhale.  Then just follow the steps in the video. In a few moments we can really change our attitude for the better.

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What Can Coaching Provide?

What Can Coaching Provide?

People seek out a coach for many different reasons. Sometimes life is presenting so many challenges and options, it helps to have another clear mind to sort through all the possibilities and design the simplest and most enjoyable way forward. In the process we may discover new insights and clarity about what we wish to do with our life. Many traditional cultures included rites of passage that helped each person discover who they were, and what held meaning for them in their lives. That has been lost in modern societies, and many people never take a pause in their lives to reflect on what is really important and meaningful to them, in their work, personal relationships or their inner growth. Coaching is an opportunity to go deeper, accomplish our goals, and...

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