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On this Mother’s Day we plan to Celebrate the role of motherhood. Whether you are a mother, father, child, grandparent or any other manner of filling the mothering role, you are Welcome! Please bring pictures of your children at any age, and a story that you will never forget. The plan is to SHARE! We ask that all share their experiences with our Spirtual Famiy at The Spiritual Awareness Community Of The Cascades.There will be tea and cookies!
“Being a mom was the most important job in the world” and was her only goal once out of High School. But, then the world changed and having a career, and being a mom was the new way of thinking.
Joanna started college at 30 years old, with 3 children and a focus on a Ph.D. The Universe had other plans. At the age of 60 she had obtained her Master’s in Couples and Family Counseling and passed her licensure test. Joanna is a retired psychotherapist who worked in her field as a Licensed Mental Health Specialist for 31 years, 21 years at Behavioral Health in Puyallup, WA. Her work specialties were women’s issues, all forms of abuse and addiction, grief and transitions. She designed and implimented 3 separate groups at the Mental Health Center for all the agency's clients, focusing on Transitions, Healthy Habits (addictions), and Women’s Support.
In addition, she opened Breathworks Unlimited, a small private business using cutting edge techniques, including, but not limited to Counseling, Breathwork, Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression, EMDR I and II, TFT and other new cutting edge techniques to aid her clients to learn to resolve their own problems. She obtained her Ministorial Ordination in 2001 for use in her business. She retired from the agency 2-5-13 and moved to Bend with her Physician husband into their newly finished home in the Shire.
Joanna had 5 children, losing her 4th child a year ago, Christmas Eve. She has children by two husbands creating her last name by acknowledging her children by each. She has been divorced and widowed. “Being a mom was the most important job in the world,” she believed as she was growing up. But, then the world changed and having a degree and a career, and being a mom was the new way of thinking. She started college at 30 years old, with 3 children and a focus on a Ph.D. The Universe had other plans. At the age of 60 she was finally able to obtained her Master’s in Couples and Family Counseling and passed her licensure test.
Explore your inner guidance by working with the earth to support your own spiritual journey. The shamanic drum is a powerful tool for going within and retrieving intuitive messages. This session will include visualizations set to drum journeys. No prior shamanic experience necessary.
BIO: Jan Mahloch is an angelic channel and meditation facilitator. Her husband Steve has followed the shamanic path for many years and is an accomplished intuitive drummer. They have been married for 32 years and have combined their spiritual tools to offer a lively, fun space that supports working with the earth for clarity and understanding.
I want to take my experience in gardening to the world to teach the way to do organic gardening the easy way. Retire the hoe. Have a green thumb without an aching back. Become food independent and healthy on fresh organic vegetables and fruit grown in raised beds of layered compost in which I immediately plant so the plants can take advantage of the CO2 and warmth. I fed 9 people from my backyard garden this past year. Now I am growing food year-round and using the sound of an on-coming rainstorm to optimize production. Growing your own groceries is also a meditation and a co-creation.
BIO- Allen has a Master’s degree in biology and more than 50 years of developing organic gardening skills have prepared him for innovation beyond square-foot gardening of Mel Bartholomew and no-work gardening of Ruth Stout. He grew up on an organic farm when that was the standard method prior to the onset of industrial farming.
Better understand how your body works, discover the power stored within that allows your biology to thrive; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Learn the tools and processes to support living optimally. We’ll dive into the importance of nervous system integration and how to increase your bandwidth for greater health and happiness.
We will bridge science and spirituality with empowering information for your growth and evolution.
Dr. Jessica grew up in the state of Michigan loving the lakes, lacrosse and expressing creativity. At the age of 16, she found herself suffering with unexplainable stress and her body breaking down. Anxiety, asthma, fatigue, and severe menstrual symptoms were impacting her quality of life as an active teenager. Doctors visits left her feeling disempowered, fearful and disconnected as they could not reveal any reason for what she was experiencing. This led to years of taking medications that made her feel worse - physically, mentally and emotionally.
Her healing journey began when she was introduced to vitalistic chiropractic care and the body's incredible ability to heal. As she began getting adjusted, she felt her life and health restored. After discovering this tool for revitalizing health, she went on to pursue the study of vitalistic chiropractic in order to help others experience healing and their full potential. She studied Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan and completed her Doctorate in Chiropractic at Life University in Marietta, Georgia.
Dr. Jessica is passionate about helping individuals feel empowered in their bodies, their health choices and overall wellbeing throughout all stages of life. She is thankful for the experiences she has had because they have given her compassion and understanding to guide others on their journey to optimal health. Dr. Jessica loves all things wellness, the great outdoors, yoga, singing in the car and quality time with friends and family.
Debbie will share her journey of how and why her body created breast cancer one year after the birth of her only child. This journey of being diagnosed allowed her to step into the understanding of the Dis-Ease in her life that caused the disease in her body. She will share numerous stories of how her clients over the 22 years of being in practice as a Healer have come to understand and heal their own Dis-Ease in their lives that have caused disease in their bodies. She will share some skills to help individuals connect with their own Inner Physician so they can begin their own dialog with cells in their body as well as connecting with old wounds that may be contributing to the dis-ease they may be experiencing.
Debbie’s Soul purpose is to help make a positive difference in others lives. She has a passion as well as a gift in helping people heal their bodies, mind and spirit in addition to helping them to connect with their authentic selves. Debbie started to step into sharing her intuitive healing gifts after she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35 and was able to heal herself. The illness was a wakeup call to step into her power and utilize her gifts that she had always known that she had since a young child.
Her specialty is setting people free, through the healing of old wounds, physically, mentally and spiritually. She helps people understand and connect with the Dis-Ease in their lives that may be causing pain or illness in their bodies.
There is a loving Source that efficiently guides our lives toward the true calling of our hearts, and without it we are blind. By turning our attention inward toward our hearts, we can access clarity, wisdom, healing, and compassion that may transform the way we see ourselves and how we approach our life circumstances.
Through breath and meditation we will awaken our intuitive listening center, the Sacred Heart, and through contemplation and prayer, we will strengthen self-understanding and gratefulness. All are welcome! Please join in.
BIO - Brenden Butler is a Heart-Centered Intuitive Therapist. Through the compassionate wisdom of the heart, he brings the essence of our goodness to light so that we can return to the person that we love to be.
Q: How can God let this terrible thing happen?
A: It depends what you think God IS
Is pain and suffering randomly dispersed, or worse, a punishment handed down by a judgmental god? Or is it a precious gift from our higher selves to impart important growth lessons that we ourselves have chosen? Traditional religion teaches us that there’s a supreme being with a master plan and that we have very little to say about it. By contrast, self-empowered spirituality says that we’re the ones who designed the plan, and we know exactly what we’re here for and how to create situations to bring forth the very experiences we need at any given moment. In this sense there are no tragedies, no good and evil, no here and there, and no them and us.
Rev. Terri Daniel, MA, CT is a clinical chaplain, ordained interfaith minister and end-of-life educator certified in death, dying and bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Counseling. The focus of her work is to assist dying and grieving individuals to discover a more spiritually-spacious understanding of death and beyond. Terri conducts workshops throughout the U.S. to help the dying and the bereaved find healing through meditative, ceremonial and therapeutic processes that focus on inner transformation rather than external events. Her work is acclaimed by physicians, hospice workers, grief counselors and clergy for its pinpoint clarity on the process of dying and grieving, and its heartfelt depiction of consciousness beyond the physical body.
Her unique form of "radical mysticism" incorporates elements of Buddhism, Shamanism, ancient pagan practices, Gnosticism and other spiritual traditions to break down limiting beliefs about forgiveness, divine judgment and negative experience. Terri is the author of three books on death and the afterlife, and is also the founder of the annual Afterlife Awareness Conference.
Forgiveness - the elusive Holy Grail of an enlightened consciousness. Why is forgiveness so desperately desired but so hard to come by? What is it about blaming that holds us prisoner and unable to forgive? Why do we hold onto resentment that robs us of our innate power to control our own lives?
Because we've got a lot invested in our blames and resentments. It's much easier to blame you, or the government, or that guy at work for why I feel bad. But as long as I persist in blaming you, my resentment will continue to eat me up from the inside, out, and I will never heal. But what needs to heal? How have I been hurt and what is it exactly that needs to heal?
Explore these questions and more when William Glenn Shank presents 'Forgiveness, the Art of Healing'.
As the author of 'The Forgiveness Story', Billy holds workshops and gives talks employing a unique combination of storytelling techniques and Practitioner consciousness to affect truly remarkable levels of forgiveness.
Otherwise, most Sundays Billy accompanies his wife, singer/songwriter Andrea Lane, as the musical inspiration at New Thought Spiritual Centers throughout the United States and Canada.
"Whether as a speaker, or through musical inspiration or workshops, I've always wanted to uplift and inspire people to experience the joyous life they were meant to have. The workshops and music give me the opportunity to touch people at their soul level. It's truly a blessing."
The obscurations to experiencing your divine nature are simply thoughts or the egoic mind...not our intellect, but the never-ending thought-stream and commentary, the voice in your head. It’s so powerful that it can hide your divine nature and in its place, create a sense of yourself as a separate, limited, vulnerable and lacking being.
Thoughts create an illusion of self that has problems, fears, desires, struggle, emotions, and pain...the “false self.” Without your thoughts about yourself, who would you be? You would just be this...Conscious and Aware. You ARE what is experiencing life right now without any mental commentary. You come to see that you are a spacious, silent Presence in which thoughts, feelings, desires, sense impressions, intuitions, knowing, and insights come and go. You are that which is eternal and untouched by the comings and goings of thoughts. In an awakened state, you are in love with life itself and with every way that life manifests.
When we relax the Ego/Mind, and take notice of it’s insidious nature, we can separate from it allowing our Essence to Shine as the Light that we are. This is not about Ego annihilation, but simply putting the Ego in the back seat of the car, allowing our beautiful Light to do the driving. Here we can open to boundless Love and be free from the illusion of being a separate being. Our only problem is that we believe we are separate from God...once we see clearly who we are as a direct expereince, all problems cease to exist.
Anita Stewart has been an RN for nearly 40 years in acute care settings. Recently leaving the hospital setting, she committed herself to following Spirits guidance and now has a private Healing practice here in Bend, OR. She has been on a Spiritual Path since 1981 after being critically injured in a horse accident. While recuperating, she had an awakening experience, when God spoke to her directly, giving detailed instructions about her gifts of Energy Healing and how to incorporate them into her life. Later she studied intimately with Marianne Williamson, Louise Hay, and Carolyn Myss in Los Angeles, which brought her to an understanding of the many paths towards Enlightenment. However, it wasn’t until she devoted herself to deep meditation and Self-inquiry, that her intuitive gifts became concise and accurate. Passionate about bridging Complementary with Mainstream medicine, raising awareness around Energy Healing modalities, and helping those who are ready to live a stress-free life, she works with clients one-on-one and also volunteers at St. Charles hospital giving Healing Touch to caregivers. Her private clients report life altering experiences after only one session. Her joy is in helping them remember who they are and wake up to their own Light and Love. Once one has an awakening to their ‘True Nature’ as a direct experience, apparent blocks naturally fall away and one is free to live a life they once only dreamed of...TOTAL FREEDOM.
You are divinely designed to be and do certain things during your time on earth. Soul Psychology identifies the map that each of us has been imprinted with from prior to birth. This is your map to a life of meaning and soul satisfaction. I can read that map and I can teach you to read that map. This presentation will provide you an overview of Soul Psychology and its impact on your life. We will look at the difference between Soul Psychology, circumstances and personality. You will learn about what a Life Purpose, Life Lesson and School are and are not.
Once you know you have a map and that it is specific, knowable and accurate, you are better equipped to manage what comes your way and to design your life to thrive.
BIO - Tina is an Advanced Hand Analyst and in the Masters Program with the International Institute of Hand Analysis (IIHA). She has been studying hands for over five years, working with clients to reveal their big "Why?" She introduces them to their individual map that can lead them to their life of soul-level purpose and meaning. Helping people understand this, revealing what they are meant to be and do according to the divine map they have imprinted with from prior to birth, is her passion.
Her studies began several years ago after a life changing event that led her to reevaluate her time left on earth. She had readings with IIHA founder Richard Unger and fell head over hands in love with the art and science of Life Purpose Hand Analysis. It is based in science, medical finding, forensic, historical evidence and over four decades experience on hundreds of thousands of hands. It is not predictive, subjective or irrelevant. Hand Analysis is repeatable, objective and accurate and learnable.
My core message is that suffering isn’t there to plague us, but rather to teach us. As long as we run away from it, it can’t teach us what we need to know to find peace. A meaningful life is not found beyond suffering, or in spite of it. Rather, it is found precisely in it and because of it.
In taking on the Last Letter project and releasing this journey as a book, I offer it not as a step-by-step, “how-to” manual, but rather as a useful compass. I am not a guru with all the answers. I am a fellow traveler sharing my experience. My sincere hope is my story will inspire others to embrace pain and surrender to reality as it is, with the all the love, happiness, peace, and freedom that brings.
I was eighteen years old when my mother was hit and killed by a drunk driver. This devastated my life and defined everything afterwards. Three years after her death, I left the U.S., never to return to live. I have lived in 6 countries since departing the US in 1992. My life’s journey has been about learning to face and embrace my pain. I’ve used my emotional healing process to support others who have gone through trauma or who are just struggling with life in general.
For six months a year, I travel around the world to coach and mentor CEOs and high-level influencers under the business name “Meaningful Relations”. I live with my clients for a week and shadow their lives. I see no separation between business and personal—these are just different areas in which the same problems emerge. I also offer corporate training and group seminars on a range of topics, but all under the general theme of deepening self-awareness. My work is not grounded in any single practice, but it always moves in the direction of a heightened self-awareness. My work grows primarily through word-of-mouth. Alongside my mentoring work, I am Director of the Curriculum at the Amsterdam’s Welvaren Training Center in the Netherlands.
If I were to give a single sentence to describe my expertise then it would be: Andy is an expert in emotional healing in challenging business environments.
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