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Event – 40 Days of Self Love

April 23, 2011


What nine months does for the embryo, forty early mornings will do for your growing awareness.  -Rumi

Many of us lead hectic lives, where we barely stop to honor ourselves. Some of us may even dislike or mistrust our bodies. What would happen if we treated our bodies as a sacred temple for 40 consecutive days?  The simple and profound answer is – we would love ourselves much more deeply.  Ancient and modern science tells us that if we can do anything for 40 days, we can change negative, self-sabotaging patterns into positive, self-loving ones.

On this ‘40 Days of Self Love’ voyage, we ask you to commit to a daily self-love practice.  We will meet three times as a group for support and sharing in a safe, loving and honoring container. Together we will explore, learn, grow, and play with the following:

  • Finding our individual self-love practice
  • Healing our thoughts and the biology of belief
  • Uncovering what gets in our way
  • Creating blessings, ceremony, and sacred containers for self-love
  • Honoring our sensuality – women’s bodies and the body myth
  • Bringing the sacred into our daily lives
  • Dancing as sacred movement

Cost – $150.00

40-day practice on your own: May 22 – June28

Days we meet as a group: Sunday May 22 – 10:00-4:00pm, Wednesday June 8 – 6:00-9:00pm, Wednesday June 28 – 6:00-9:00pm

Please bring journals, art supplies, a blanket and pillow to sit on the floor to be comfortable.

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Event – Changing Planet, Changing Lives, Sept 2-5, 2011

March 28, 2011

 

We stand before a great storm.  When we embrace it with our whole selves, we journey to the heights of our own consciousness and act as a beacon for ourselves and others. How will we stand and meet our rapidly changing planet? How will we cope with deep shifts in our climate and major societal changes? What role will community play in our lives, as together we face the “creative stress” ahead?

 Come explore with us some powerful tools for “welcoming the uncertainty” of a future unknown. Join us for this powerful Labor day weekend journey of discovery on beautiful Beaver Island. Together we’ll touch deeply into our inner skills for personal and planetary resilience.

This is an experiential workshop that will help us awaken to our instinct, insight, and intuition.  It will help us sit within the fullness of our hearts during this time of great uncertainty, to call forth our own gifts and open to join with others on our journey.

  • Tap into personal and planetary wisdom and courage. 
  • Improve relationships with self, community, and the whole web of life. 
  • Find inner strength to open to the crisis on the planet
  • Listen to our core center and to the deeper wisdom that calls us from Earth herself.
  • Feel empowered and delighted to share personal gifts and medicine for this world.

 

Click here for registration details:  http://users.ameritech.net/jjkells/registration.htm

Meet the People for “Changing Planet, Changing Lives”:

DIANE OSBORNE – Visionary Activist, Social Healer, Bridge-Builder, and Seer – Diane Osborne adventures into the realm of healing and transformation, teaching new and ancient spirit-based wisdom to inspire authentic hope, trust, love, and connection with the sacredness among all life on the planet.  As a healing facilitator, experienced in many modalities (shamanism, nutrition, energy medicine, counseling, sustainability, deep ecology, peace-making, and ceremony) and having helped thousands of people, Diane has a unique capacity to mirror the poetry of our human experience.  Currently a PhD. Candidate with Wisdom University, she teaches tools that inspire us during this great time of change, fostering a sense of co-creatorship with all of life.  For more information please visit her website:  www.vibranttraditions.com

LISA FRANSEEN – Ecotherapist, bioneer, and scholar of deep ecology – Lisa’s deepest passion and life-calling is to help build more resilient communities by guiding us within. That inner guidance enables us to hear and respond to our deepest callings – and through our relationship with the natural world – to our home and our heart of compassion. Lisa is an activist for the Soul, as well as for environmental and social justice.  Her own daily practices help to reveal the interconnectedness and interdependence of all living things of the world.  Lisa earned her PhD in psychology in 1996 and provides counseling in her private practice to teens, adults, and couples, seven years in Colorado and the last seven in Traverse City, Michigan.  You can also find Lisa guiding silent retreats for the past five years, co- guiding wilderness vision quests, and offering workshops with an emphasis on experiential learning.  For more information please visit her website: www.lisafranseen.com

 

 SEAMUS NORGAARD – Peacemaker, life coach, professor, author, and activist. Seamus draws from a deep well of wisdom and kindness in his calling to nurture and uplift people, community and life. A deep ecologist by training, he is a passionate forest and peace advocate who blends people skills with a sacred earth-based native wisdom. Seamus is a strong carrier of the Celtic Spirit and lifeways. He has lived and studied with the native peoples of Ireland and the American West, and is the originator of the new shamanic movement meditations ‘Celtic Body Prayers.’ During the summers he hosts guest sojourners at his Tara’s Meadow Retreat Center on Beaver Island. During the winters he teaches innovative college courses and enjoys his quiet family wilderness home, the “School-on-the-Hill” near Wolverine Michigan. For more information please visit his website: www.CelticBodyPrayers.com

Event – Personal and Planetary Ecological Health – a Mystical Perspective

March 28, 2011

NORTHERN LIGHT SEEKERS  Proudly presents:

 Personal and Planetary Ecological Health – a Mystical Perspective  

 with Diane Osborne

Please join us for a special evening on Tuesday May 18, 2011 7-9pm at the Carnegie Building

How is our own life connected to the rest of the planet?  Is there a connection between our own health, other’s health and the health of the Earth? Is our rational mind enough to meet the global challenges we currently face? How can we live with so much uncertainty? This is an experiential workshop that will help us awaken to our instinct, insight, and intuition.  To help us sit within the fullness of our hearts during this time of great uncertainty.  To call forth our own gifts we have and to look around to see who is with us on this journey.  Drawing upon Diane’s own work as well as the work of Joanna Macy, Deborah Riverbend, Carolyn Myss, and others, this workshop is for those who want to:

  • Tap into personal and planetary wisdom and courage. 
  • Improve relationships with self, community, and the whole web of life. 
  • Find inner strength to open to the crisis on the planet
  • Feel empowered and delighted to share personal gifts and medicine for this world.

 

Diane Osborne is an adventurer into the realm of healing and transformation, exploring new and ancient spirit-based wisdom to inspire trust, love, and connection with the sacredness among all life on the planet.  As a healing facilitator, trained in many modalities (shamanism, nutrition, energy medicine, counseling, sustainability permaculture, deep ecology, plant spirit medicine, rites of passage, ceremony and facilitation) and having helped thousands of people, Diane has a unique capacity to mirror the poetry of our human experience.  Currently a PhD. Candidate with Wisdom University, she teaches tools that inspire us during this great time of change, fostering a sense of co-creatorship with all of life.  For more information please go to her website:  www.vibranttraditions.com

Tuesday May 18, 7-9pmCarnegie Building (Old Petoskey Library) 451 E. Mitchell St. Petoskey $10.00 Donation – Free Parking – All are welcome to attend – Bring a friend. For further information contact: Peggy- peggyt@chartermi.net 231-499-0224