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What is union, love, ritual?

I find myself asking a lot of questions about love these days. Perhaps it is because I am officially registered with Vital Statistics as an ordained Minister to legally perform wedding ceremonies. The day I received my letter and my marriage registration book, my heart soared, who wouldn’t want the privilege of bonding two lovers? I am so thrilled to have my new website set up: http://www.newperspectivesceremonies.com

You can also follow me on my new twitter account: username: unque_unions: https://twitter.com/#!/unique_unions or hit my like button on facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Perspectives-Ceremonies/102220263251715

I love the interaction and heartfelt love that comes from sharing inspirational thoughts & stories with others and their loved ones. I am filled with great joy when performing ceremonies and rituals for like-minded, like-hearted people and being a part of their hopes, dreams, healing and visions.

Ritual and ceremony are deeply important to us human beings. When rituals and ceremony are done well and with heart and meaning they evoke and provide a sense of “oneness and community” and people come away feeling that their lives have been positively touched by the experience. Ritual and ceremony make and mark change within a community of family and friends.

Rituals are non-utilitarian, symbolic acts that involve and promote the cultivation of mindfulness. The transformative power of ritual is achieved when we take the opportunity to explore ourselves, our hearts, and our ideals. We step out of this world to cultivate a meaningful experience and then to return to life changed. This is why we seek to perform ritual or ceremony. There are various explanations for, and values to, the performance of ritual.

“Ritual”, in its essence and spelling, is the root of “spi-ritual” because we can only really access the depths of our minds, hearts, and souls when we perform certain physical acts with our bodies consistently as rituals.

Some explain that the great power of ritual is social since the performance of rituals indicates commitment to a group and to an identity. Rituals add stability to community and tighten social bonds through the sharing of meaningful practices.When we fully celebrate the joyful things in our lives, we are able to savor them and recognize the beauty of life, ourselves, and each other. This brings even more joy and fulfillment to us and the people we love.

For centuries relationships have bloomed and so has love. Many have described love over the centuries…

To some love is friendship set on fire, love is patient, love is kind. It has no envy, nor it boasts itself and it is never proud. It rejoices over the evil and is the truth seeker. Love protects; it speaks out for justice and protests when harm is being done. Love does not threaten to withhold itself if it doesn’t get what it wants. Love is inherently compassionate and empathic. Love honors the sovereignty of each soul.

Love often occurs between two or more individuals. It bonds them and connects them in a unified link of trust, intimacy and interdependence. It pulls communities together for a common goal. It enhances our relationships and comforts the soul. The depth of love cannot be measured. Look at the relationship between a mother and a child. The mother loves the child unconditionally and it cannot be measured at all.

A different dimension can be attained within any relationships with the magic of love. If we simply focus on the goodness of the other person, we can create love. This happens because love cares what becomes of you.
It is a force of nature one of the greatest forces of all! To understand love we need to understand that we can not command, demand, or disappear love, any more than we can command the moon and the stars and the wind and the rain to come and go according to our whims.

Love is bigger than you and I are. You can invite love, but you cannot dictate how, when, and where love expresses itself. You can choose to surrender to love, or not, but in the end love strikes like lightening, unpredictable and irrefutable. You can even find yourself loving people you don’t like at all. Love does not come with conditions, stipulations, addendums, or codes. Like the sun, love radiates independently of our fears and desires.

Although many may attempt it, love cannot be bought, sold, or traded. You cannot make someone love you, nor can you prevent it, for any amount of money. Love has no territory, no borders, no quantifiable mass or energy output.

Love cannot be turned on as a reward. It cannot be turned off as a punishment. Only something else pretending to be love can be used as a lure, as a hook, for bait and switch, imitated, insinuated, but the real deal can never be delivered if it doesn’t spring freely from the heart.

Psychology portrays love as a cognitive phenomenon with a social cause. It is said to have three components in the book of psychology: Intimacy, Commitment, and Passion. Also, in an ancient proverb love is defined as a high form of tolerance. Regardless of our definition, love has always ruled, in music, poetry, paintings, sculptor, literature and most importantly in our hearts.

With Great LOVE and gratitude,

Rev. Carol Lefevre

Shakespeare Quotations on Love

My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.
(Romeo and Juliet, 2.2.139-41)

Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
(Hamlet, 1.2.123-6)

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.
(Sonnet 18)

All days are nights to see till I see thee,
And nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.
(Sonnet 43)

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Personal Healing Retreat

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…We need silence to be able to touch souls.”  ~Mother Teresa ~

I recently had an opportunity to escape for tres semanas increíbles (three incredible weeks) to a hot, sunny, beautiful space in Atenas, Costa Rica that allowed be to do a personal retreat. Atenas is slightly NW of San Jose. Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had nothing to do? Imagine being surrounded by beauty and healing energy 24/7. Waking up daily to just nurture yourself that’s right I said it…yourself, you and only you! Imagine having the time to heal the past so it can be cleared and released forever.

It was como un regalo (such a gift), to receive an amazing place to stay with a beautiful yard and view, an airline ticket, and  the company of a woman who is as dedicated to her personal journey as I am. I have known Ann Metcalfe for approximately 5 years now, she is a client, student and friend. In that time I have watched her blossom, grow and develop on so many levels. She is dedicated to her spiritual journey, assisting others and committed to healing Gaia, what’s not to love! I will always be grateful to her and her husband Howie for the amazing opportunity to do a personal retreat.

So what is a personal healing retreat anyhow? The true meaning of “retreat” is to turn inward. To retreat is to go into a space that allows us to deeply realize the truth of our being and to experience the essence of existence. This personal retreat offered me that one thing I so desperately needed…time! Time to step back from the course of daily life and enter into the unknown, in a new environment that provided both the structure and support to do so. Time to release old patterns of thinking inherited from my family and environment, time to releasing old habits of self abusive thinking, anxiety, overwhelm, destructive relationships, and ending other issues or behaviors that no longer served me.

We live in a world created by a divided mind, which perceives separation and thus operates with fear-based, repetitive thoughts, always planning and seeking some future imaginary peace.  I have often wondered, “do we ever find it?”

Not usually, instead what we usually find is the accumulated stress caused by constantly chasing after something, and a sense that something is always missing. In order to find relief and healing of stress, we need to stop all worldly activities, step back, retreat and just simply be. The experience I shared with Ann in Costa Rica allowed me to empoderar a mí mismo (empower myself), reclaim my lost energy from so many lifetimes, and most importantly be in ONENESS will all that is. It was a nurturing and healing experience that I will always be grateful for. Pulling back from our everyday world allowed us, through meditation,  prayers and energy work, to turned our attention back to what really matters, our True-Self, our God-Self.

It usually takes a serious life challenge, such as a midlife crisis, the loss of a loved one, divorce, break-up, serious illness to realize the need to search for personal spiritual retreat. Fortunately for Ann and I this was not the case. We chose to change, shift and grow within ourselves simply for the pleasure of doing so, to reconnect with our authentic values and fall deep into universal consciousness.

I couldn’t figure out how to embed the video directly so go to this link to see Ann and Howie’s home: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coW9LJU3wV0&feature=youtu.be

In Costa Rica our healing journey/retreat was focused on our specific needs and included so many wonderful aspects, check out this list of things we did, and over 3/4 of them on a daily basis:

  1. Sun Gazing: a practice of gazing at the sun for nourishment, as a spiritual practice at sunrise or sunset
  2. Doing Mantras: a mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that is considered capable of creating transformation
  3. Morning walks
  4. Tuning into the Mayan calendar
  5. Homemade, fresh tropical fruit drinks
  6. Laying in the pool, just looking up at the sky
  7. Reiki: a technique commonly called palm healing or hands on healing
  8. Crystal Healing: placing crystals on different parts of the body, often corresponding to chakras, or places crystals around the body in an attempt to construct an “energy grid”, which is purported to surround the client with healing energy
  9. Picking your own fruit off the trees
  10. Studied and spoke Spanish
  11. Celebrated Ann’s creation of her balancing boxes with a Gaia Ceremony
  12. Mental, emotional and spiritual clearing work in the pool
  13. Staying open, flexible and going with the flow
  14. Meditation & breathing
  15. Setting up Crystal Grids and Spiritual Vortexes: Grids are a number of crystals arranged into a particular geometric form creating a particular energy field
  16. Massage treatments
  17. Meeting and sharing with the local peoples
  18. Sun bathing
  19. Full Moon Ritual
  20. Holographic Healing: a multidimensional healing which accesses the original thought form and clears a person’s body, mind, emotions, energy bodies, chakras and meridians
  21. Kundalini and Hatha Yoga
  22. Shopping at the farmers market on Fridays
  23. Holding the space for others to heal and clear
  24. Emotional Clearing: tracing conditional behavior patterns back to their source by connecting with your unconscious mind and then eliminating them
  25. Journaling
  26. Channelling important information
  27. Painting with water colours
  28. Recapitulation: a technique that enables an individual to repair damage and energy drain that comes from soul loss or soul fragmentation
  29. Star gazing and connecting to ETs

Cada día era un poco diferente (each day was a little different) but for the most part, all days were spirit directed and our key focus was on ourselves. There were some days when I only spent time with Ann during meals or on our walk. Our walks even contained elements of shifting our being. For instance we would challenge ourselves by setting an intention before going for a walk and hold that thought while walking, often repeating an affirmation over and over. Here is an example: “The God power in me is greater than any power or force causing me mind chatter.  I yield to the God power within. The God power within me brings me peace of mind, joy and love. I am grateful to the God power within for Self-Mastery.” Another time we would focus on breath, “I breathe out negativity…I breathe in a positive new future.”

Ann spent a couple of days working on her property and Mario’s, her friend’s vacation property next door (this was the pool we had access too, thanks Mario!). It was fantastic seeing Ann dowse the energy grids, ley lines and do testing for harmful geopathic zones and fields of negative energy which are electromagnetic in nature that flow within the Earth’s crust. I wish I would have gotten a photo. Seeing her with a big hat, draped cloth around her shoulders, wearing a sarong and holding her notepad and pendulum helped me recall her as an indigenous shamanic healer, Peruvian is my feeling, in a past life. This is Ann’s website if you are interested in more about the incredible work she does with Gaia: http://www.soilclearing.com/index.html

I could go on and on about our trip and get into some of the details of what we did, instead I thought I’d give you an example of a typical day and post some photos. Un día típico cuando algo como esto (A typical day when something like this):

  • 5:30am, wake up and go through my gratitude list while sun gazing, the sun was just beginning to come up
  • 5:45am, read Mayan calendar for the day and tune into the energy
  • 6:00am make a coffee and go back outside to do some chanting or mantras
  • 6:30am, activate Merkabah and do a short meditation
  • 7:00am, make a fruit drink, wash up and get ready for a walk or yoga
  • 7:30am, yoga or a walk or both with Ann
  • 9:00am, make a smoothie for breakfast and have breaky with Ann
  • 9:30-11:00AM, study Spanish either alone or with Ann
  • 11:00am-1:00pm, recapitulation, at poolside (Ann and Howie’s friend next door)
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm, connect with Ann, pick some fresh fruit, make and eat lunch
  • 2:30pm-4:30pm, clearing work, or hanging out with God and all that is, being One
  • 4:30-5:30pm, reconnect with Ann, chat and figure out dinner
  • 6:00-7:00pm, eat dinner
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm, read, check emails, skype, journal, study Spanish, settle in
  • 8:30-9:30pm, sit out and star gaze with Ann
  • 9:30pm, usually wake up outside and come to bed
  • Before sleep, send Reiki healing to clients, friends, stacking lists, Ann, home, Gaia and guides
  • Often wake up in the middle of the night and either do clearing, prayers or channel info from spirit

Of course there were days when we chatted with the locals when we were on our walks, that was our Spanish lesson for the day. We found a little church that we stopped into during our walks and did prayers, sent healing and did meditations. Fridays we went to town on the bus to the Farmers Market, loaded up on produce and fish then took the noon bus home, again a good opportunity to practice our Spanish.

Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure:

This is Ann and I doing a crystal healing and reiki treatment on a new friend:

This is the Farmers Market

This is a couple of local birds

This is a bug that makes and incredible sound as it calls for the rain, you will hear it in the background on the video

This is what our view was like when we went for walks

Ann and I met some lovely people and made some new friends. Being flexible and adaptable to what spirit put in front of us allowed those connections to come to fruition. We assisted others in unique ways that we may never totally understand, embraced community and left with full hearts.

There is nothing outside of ourselves that is going to bring joy unless we first become that joy from the inside. If you want to change your reality? Cambiar a ti mismo (Change yourself). An individual spiritual retreat may help you to rediscover an important place within, a true You.  You may become an individual, undivided by the mind, becoming One with a diverse world, and when you come home, you will bring this change with you, showing others a way to come back home to themselves, helping to change the world in your own special way.

Que todos ustedes encontrar el tiempo y el espacio para crear su retiro personal…May you all find the time and space to create your own personal retreat,

Rev. Carol Lefevre

New Perspectives on…everything? Our community circle experience.

I recently became a Minister, a Minister without my own chapel…so I thought to myself, “How can I give back to others and my community in a unique way?” What seemed like a small thought soon turned into a decision to form a new company called New Perspectives http://www.newperspectivesministry.ca  New Perspectives is a way of seeing the world and people around us in a new light…one that is kinder, realistic, and much more open. Since my intent is to bring new perspectives in the thinking, actions, feeling and spiritual lives of others, the name really fits for me.

That being said, I decided that I wanted to create the feeling of community and inclusiveness, not only for others, but for myself. Years ago I co-created a community circle that went from 5 people to over 60! It was a beautiful experience that I still reflect on today. I recognize that being open and vulnerable to others about how we feel about ourselves and life can be powerfully healing. To go beyond hearing, and to really listen to the voices and spirits of others is a precious gift that produces sisterly/brotherly love and a unique bond.

The beginning of a new moon cycle and the first of 2012, was the perfect time to begin and have our opening circle. So, what is the purpose of the New Perspectives Community Circle? The purpose of community circles is to bring people together to share their values, wisdoms, culture, talents and gifts. This idea is based on the foundation that we need all our lives to be filled with happiness, meaning, purpose, creativity, money, energy, friendship, relationship and more.

Traditionally, people gather in circles when they come together to eat, share and to create. The shape of a circle helps to improve communication, and sitting in a simple circle brings people together in a meaningful, empowering, healing, and creative way. It allows us to experience belonging and contribute to relationship building.

When we meet in a circle with the intention to truly listen to one another, we begin to experience the power and support that cultivates from the circle. When we sit together in a circle we create a safe space for each person to be themselves, to learn, and to grow. The circle is a holding place where our thoughts, feelings and inner wisdom can be brought forth. Circles can be a space to be nourished and inspired – a holding place where we as individuals and as groups can clarify our focus on what has real meaning and value. Because the center of a circle is related to our own inner center, it reminds us to be present while we listen and while we speak. Sitting in a circle is an opportunity to be present in ourselves and with each other.

The 22nd was a blustery day with lots of rain so a few didn’t make it and others fell ill. Our total for the group was 6, three men and three women, a perfect balance of the Divine Feminine and Masculine energies. The great thing about it, was that 3 members had never been in a circle before so it was a new experience for them. The smaller circle provided an opportunity to repeat each question twice, compelling each of us to dig a little deeper the second round. Going into a deeper space, opens the heart, mind and our being to new possibilities and ideas that emerge.

I came up with a list of topics to get the ball rolling and the evening before the circle my partner and I chose a dozen or so we felt would be appropriate for our first gathering. I printed them up, put them in a bowl and as a group decided to go with whatever question was drawn from the bowl. My hope is that as our circle evolves, the members will contribute questions that we can incorporate into the mix.

We began with each person sharing their name and a little about why they were at the circle. Followed was a short meditation to ground us and open our hearts. Next our first question was selected, “Tell us something you would like less of in your life”, the next question that was pulled from the bowl was, “Tell us something you would like more of in your life”, and the last one to be drawn was “Tell us where you get your inspiration” A poem was read at the end, which I changed a little to better serve our needs…I have enclosed it below.  We completed with each person sharing how they were feeling. I found that with the smaller group we were able to do three topics before we ate, in larger circles we would do one topic or question, break for goodies then return to the circle.

For me, the social aspect afterward was fantastic. I felt that once I really listened and understood another members deepest feelings on a topic, I really was drawn to learn more about them.

There are some simple guidelines that we have:

  • Consider it a sacred space
  • One person speaks at a time; whomever has the rock
  • Speak and listen from the heart
  • Encourage and welcome diverse points of view
  • Listen with discernment instead of judgment
  • Offer experience instead of advice
  • You do not have to share
  • When in doubt or need, pause and silently ask for guidance
  • Everything in the circle is to be held in confidence
  • Speak from your own experience and beliefs rather than speaking for others
  • Open and close the circle by hearing each voice (Check-ins and check-outs)

We have decided that all the donations collected each month will be saved. twice a year we will decide, as a group what type of charitable action we would like to make with the funds. I’m am so excited about our group going out together one day and spreading good will, love and ourselves to community! I am happy to report that our first gathering yielded $60.00 of Love.

If you want to join our circle this is what you need to bring:

  • Your beautiful spirit
  • Openness to be present
  • A light snack to share
  • A love donation (to go to charity)

Join us at Soul Alchemy Healing to share with a unique group of individuals, to speak, be heard, heal, create, laugh, cry, bear witness — and be cradled in compassion. Our shared topics allow new insights and perspectives to penetrate you life. No experience necessary. Join our community and empower yourself by truly being heard!

Gatherings are the third Sunday of each month from 1:00-4:00pm

RSVP is a must, limited space available!

Contact Carol for location details @ 778-887-4400 or  Email: carol@soulalchemyhealing.com

Imagine a Person (previously Imagine a Woman)

  by Patricia Lynn Reilly

 

Imagine a person who honors their experience and tells their stories.

  Who refuses to carry the sins of others within their body and life.

 

Imagine a person who believes they are good.  A person who trusts and

respects themselves.  Who listens to their needs and desires, and then meets

them with tenderness and grace.

 

Imagine a person who has acknowledged the past’s influence on the

present.  A person who has walked through their past.  Who has healed into

the present.

 

Imagine a person who authors their life.  A person who exerts,

initiates, and moves on their own behalf.  Who refuses to surrender except

to their truest self and their wisest voice.

 

Imagine a person who names their own gods.  A person who imagines the divine

in their image and their likeness. Who designs their own spirituality and

allows it to inform their daily life.

 

Imagine a person in love with their own body.  A person who believes their body

is enough, just as it is.  Who celebrates their body and its rhythms

as an exquisite resource.

 

Imagine a person who honors the face of the god/goddess in their changing

face.  A person who celebrates the accumulation of their years and their

wisdom.  Who refuses to use precious energy disguising the changes in their

body and their life.

 

Imagine a person who values the people in their life.  A person who sits in

circles of other people.  Who is reminded of the truth about themselves

when they forget.

 

Imagine yourself as this person.

 


It’s 2012…The time is NOW!

This time in which we have all chosen to live on Mother Earth is unprecedented for the human race. We have never experienced the type of evolution that is occurring now. Each of us lives in our own unique universe in which we have personally co-created.

At this time, we have easier access to the utilization, aid and help of the beings of Light, Masters and Angels to effect change and transformation not only within our physical form but in our multidimensional universe as well.

In moments of contemplative meditation, it is often difficult for us to accept the unconditional loving Light of Infinite Source that we all carry within because of our life history in this and other embodiments. Because of the accessibility of the higher frequencies, we now have the capability of traveling back in time, for on the higher planes there is no linear time/space as we experience on Earth.

Traveling back in time is a viable way for us to heal and accelerate our spiritual journey. Our spirit knows where the heartache lies within us. Beginning in our earliest memories there are painful moments that we have all is some ways resisted to heal. Even if we do not choose to know our past life karmic issues, we may be well assured that in this lifetime all the moments of discomfort we’ve ever experienced will echo this past life history, to be cleared so we may move forward once more.

If we were only to simply choose to look at the most pivotal moments of discomfort in this embodiment, while asking for the healing Light of Infinite Source to fill us, we can create the most profound transformation process in our being. This is similar to a life review.

To do this, simply sit in quiet meditative reflection where you allow your heart, soul, and spirit to revisit that which has caused you discomfort and then allow the Light to fill you and heal you. Drench the events as you choose to contemplate them in the powerful frequencies of healing Light. Violet, golden-white and luminous blue can be most beneficial. Invite the beings of Light to be with you as you visit the events that caused you discomfort and know that the healing you have always sought can be yours now.

During this time of profound energetic shift for our entire Earth plane, such a life review healing is entirely necessary and more easily achievable than ever before. Be patient as you go through this process. You have carried the discomfort for a lifetime — perhaps for more than one lifetime.  Allow the layers to fall away and trust that they will.

This year do all you can to raise your vibration and prepare for a remarkable journey, here are some things you can do:

 

 

 

 

  • Get a spiritual coach:

Spiritual Coaching is based on the idea of “consciousness” and personal empowerment for a more holistic approach to life. This type of coaching takes spiritual principles and spiritual ideals into the real world, so that they can be applied practically to all aspects of our lives. It produces greater success in our endeavors, and promotes personal evolution on all levels. Fulfilling our desire to grow, be happy, experience peace and master life: https://carollefevre.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/what-is-spiritual-coaching/

 

  • Do a Life Review Clearing:

I have been doing these healings for over 18 years now and have been working with the Lords of Light since a traumatic fall in 1990. My work can be accessed via skype or telephone.

These sessions are a blend of AK (an eclectic blend of biofeedback), Chinese acupuncture, emotional stress release, Reiki, NLP, channelling and energy manipulation called muscle testing. It is a powerful natural therapy of benefit to everyone regardless of their spiritual awareness or level of consciousness. Our spirit knows where the heartache lies within us. Beginning in our earliest memories there are painful moments. Carol is able to trace these conditional behaviour patterns back to their source by connecting with your unconscious mind, guides and spirit,  then eliminates them forever with neurological re-patterning. Any area of life from financial success to working with your spiritual guides can be tapped into and all blocks released. She defuses all emotionally charged issues related to the area you are intending to shift through a process of age and life regression techniques then re-programs your spirit and unconscious mind: http://www.soulalchemyhealing.com/sessions.html

 

 

Remember that nothing has ever happened to us from the outside. All experiences were co-created. As sovereign beings of Light we ordained the events that occurred in our lives and we have the power to “un-create” what we no longer wish to carry.

Transforming our universe allows us to radiate our Light, and become a healing agent for all of Mother Earth. This does not require that any grandiose steps be taken only a willingness to go within and heal.

Namaste,

Carol

And the Liebster Award goes to….

Hi All,

I have the honour of passing  the Liebster Award on. I have revealed my five choices below. Although it was a challenging choice I would like to present  it to…Kate Hawkes http://wellnesswithkate.wordpress.com

Kate has been assisting others to find their Personal Magic, In her own words  “the uniqueness that is YOU, is your empowerment; the miracle of your being here is the gift with which you have arrived.”


The Award; The Liebster Blog Award is given to up coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

The Meaning; Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest,dearest, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

The rules for the Liebster Blog Award are:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog
4. Reveal your 5 blog picks.
5. Let them know you choose them by leaving a comment on their blog.

Like everyone else, narrowing it down to 5 favourite bloggers is no easy task. Here is who I chose and why.

Kate Hawkes http://wellnesswithkate.wordpress.com is an arts in healthcare and theatre specialist and actress, work with horses, facilitate personal wellness workshops. She inspires creativity and magic in those around her. I enjoy her energy and her blogs very much. Kates new book, ‘Personal Magic: Conscious Empowerment through Creativity and Spirit’ is now available.

Talin http://talinorfali.wordpress.com has a passion for writing and in the last 8 years and has done a whole lot of writing. She has published articles for my Armenian community and church, on facebook, and other websites. She believes in not throwing our talent and our gifts away, but in using them to make a difference in our world. Discover her and her world of words. She loves writing her blog and that message comes through loud and clear.

khushbu http://jennyjain.wordpress.com is interested in music, reading books, playing guitar, photography. She  loves to explore topics related to health, happiness, spirituality, and success. so you can probably guess how I spend most of my time. And I am frank, friendly, fun loving and straight forward girl ..No complaints about life. She believes “it’s the time to make best use of time and energy, and…..”LIFE IS FUN”

Joan http://angelsofsecrets.wordpress.com in her words, “I have survived unspeakable crimes against humanity. I survived the hands of a psychopathic killer. I’m the only survivor that can speak for the silenced. I began this blog because I needed to give a voice to the Angels that did not survive.” Disclaimer: This blog contains true accounts of my life and is meant for mature audiences only. Graphic, descriptive language may be used as appropriate. If you are offended by graphic, mature language then please move on to a blog that is more appropriate for you. I send you love.

Isabellart http://isabellart.wordpress.com, Isabella is a very talented young artist. I enjoy the diversity that her blog brings. It is full of all sorts of gems from poetry, painting, drawing and fashion design. Isabella is an inspiration to all of us especially youth.

Congratulations to you all, I hope others will take the time to visit your blogs and enjoy them as much as I do!

Carol

What is Spiritual Coaching?

Who is a Spiritual Coach?

A spiritual coach is similar to a life coach only for those on a spiritual path or those who would like to become more self-aware. Instead of focusing on external factors of your life, a spiritual coach focuses on the inner workings of your mind, body, and soul. Spiritual coaches assists you in the process of self-discovery and spirituality which in turn can be used to overcome some of life’s greatest challenges. This type of coaching can assist you to break free of  lifetime’s worth of limitations, suffering, pain and help you find real joy and true peace.

Research shows that things such as positive beliefs, comfort and strength gained from religion, meditation and prayer can contribute to healing and a sense of well-being. Improving our spiritual health may not cure an illness, but it may help us feel better, prevent some health problems and help us cope better with illness or death.

Religious and spiritual beliefs are an important part of how many people deal with life’s joys, prosperity and hardships. Faith can provide people with a sense of purpose and clearer guidelines for living and insights into the self.

This type of coaching leads client’s to deep personal transformation. Coaches help their clients improve certain areas of their life, such as determining their spiritual path, how to proceed on their spiritual journey, and how to shrug off the negative events that seem to occur daily.  Spiritual coaches often facilitate a process that teaches you to how to live from a higher level of conscious awareness, how to deal with your feelings, needs, desires, dreams and goals and then manifest them.

The Concept

The concept that we create our own reality is more widespread than ever before. In our parent’s generation and before, this concept was known only to a few. Those few were mainly mystics and shamans. Now discoveries and experiments in quantum physics prove the truth of this concept. Mystics, shamans and some quantum physicists know that we create our reality by our thoughts, beliefs and perceptions.

We are actually more powerful than we can even imagine. For most of us, though, our experience tells us something entirely different. We feel that we are at the mercy of an outward reality, the victims of circumstances beyond our control. We work harder and harder, thinking that if only we have more money, more time, the right pill, the right family, more love, or a better job that we will finally be whole and happy. We try to change and control the circumstances and people around us in order to feel empowered.

As a Minister and Metaphysical Practitioner, Carol understands about trying to change and control things outside of ourselves such as power. When the energy of the soul is recognized, acknowledged, and valued, it begins to infuse the life of the personality. When the personality comes fully to serve the energy of its soul it is authentic empowerment. This is the goal of the evolutionary process in which we are involved and the reason for our being.

Carol chose the name Soul Alchemy Healing because it describes how this process from external power to authentic power happens. The true transmutation that comes from aligning the personality with the energy of our soul can only be done by a journey from unconsciousness to consciousness. This process of miraculous change happens by taking a journey inside.

Awareness

The spiritual tools, techniques, exercises and disciplines taught through the spiritual coaching techniques at Soul Alchemy Healing are pathways to our inner world. This journey within enables students and clients to become aware of how they see and experience their lives, getting them in touch with their underlying and unconscious beliefs, perceptions and thoughts. Without this awareness we are at the mercy of a reality created by our unconscious beliefs.

Awareness is only the first step in the alchemical process. The Talmud says, “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” If we believe ourselves, and therefore our souls, to be unlovable, unworthy, and powerless, then we will experience ourselves to be these things. The Truth is that each soul is a unique expression of the Divine, a spark from the flame that is the Creator. Awareness shows us what our beliefs are and how those beliefs have actually created our reality. By becoming aware, we can then change our beliefs.

Changes

Changing what we say we believe is not enough because supporting our old beliefs are habitual thought, perceptual and energetic patterns. These habitual patterns have to be changed also in order for lasting transformation to occur. Working with these habitual patterns requires us to develop and maintain a spiritual practice. The tools, techniques and exercises taught through Soul Alchemy can be used by clients and students to develop their own unique spiritual practice, which can bring every aspect of their lives into alignment with their divine essence. This is authentic empowerment.

2012 Energy

As you may know 2012 will be an intense year for spiritual growth, one where there is an immense amount of light on the planet. This could be the start of a new journey for many of you that will move you effectively into one of the most astonishing astronomical events that will mark the end of our age.

I have put a very special offer together for those of you who would like to do a series of very in-depth and powerful work on yourselves. It will include working on every chakra including any  issues/gifts that come with delving into each, how to effectively function on each of the 7 Rays, initiations from Masters of the Rays, becoming more intuitive, meditations, breathing and becoming more energy than matter and creating the new paradigm you desire! This will set up in two hour coaching sessions per month, a $2,700.00 value that I am offering to you for only $780.00 if you sign up and pay for it before the end of 2011. These sessions can be done via telephone, skype or in person.

Check out my website: http://www.soulalchemyhealing.com to learn more about me and to see some of the services I offer.

For those of you who would like to charge it you can go through paypal on my website, although I will add an additional $33.00 for this service to cover my costs. If you’d like to go through paypal send me and email and I will explain how you can do it.

Blessings for a New Year of Love and Growth

May you be blessed with miraculous and unforeseen abundance at every turn.

May the heavens pour down upon you more joy, love, laughter and more money than you could ever have dreamed would come your way.

May the sun shine its golden light of prosperity through every aspect of your business and your being each and every day.

May you be willing, simply willing, to allow the Universe to shower you
with wonder and magic.

May your victories be more abundant then all the grains of sands, on all the beaches and oceans in the entire world.

May the Arch-Angels wrap you in their shining wings of gentle love, bliss, happiness and protection.

May the fairies deliver to you their pot of gold at the end of their majestic rainbows.

May your eyes shine with the glorious truth of who you really are and may that truth uplift others in your presence to their own inner knowing.

May you taste the deliciousness of every precious bite of life as your
life unfolds moment by moment with amazing grace, heartfelt love and bountiful blessings.

As this day ends, may you be filled with enduring peace and profound gratitude for the successes in your life.

May the last thing you think at the end of each day be Thank You as you rest your head and drift off to sleep!

Carol

Authenticity, Improved Communication and a Deeper, more Fulfilling Life

Countless books and articles have been written on communication that explain why sending the right message is so important. They try to teach us how to send exactly the message we want. Authors often stress the importance of being concise, precise, and specific in choosing our words, regardless of whether we write them or speak them. They tell us that this is the best way to get your point across to your audience.
Sometimes we practice what we are going to say. Often we write drafts of our memos and speeches to make sure we use the right words. All this is done to make sure we send the right message, and that we are understood. There have been times in my life that regardless of following communication advise things get rattled, confused and downright messy.
As a Minister, Spiritual Coach and Metaphysical Practitioner, there is a beautiful flow of hearing, receiving, being understood and facilitating change with my clients and students. It’s out in the world where diversity, cultural awareness, stress and busyness and surrounding conditions seem to affect how we relay communication to one another.
I most recently had a 3 month contract as a Business Advisor for a government funded entrepreneur program. I had been facilitating there for two years so when offered an opportunity to work with the clients one-on-one I was thrilled. It was only 3 days a week and left sufficient time for me to continue serving my personal clients from my healing practice.
As an entrepreneur and business owner myself, there is a real satisfaction that comes with supporting and guiding others to create their visions. I loved the clients I worked with, there excitement and ideas. Within a month a strange dynamic with the staff began to take place, communication became strained and at one point was unbearable. From that point on we never seem to got back on track. I really put myself out there, begging for open dialogue, contact, communication….anything to resolve this uncomfortable feeling, NOTHING! For the life of me I just could not figure it out. How could I have vibrant and satisfying relationships with my clients in the program and not the staff working there?
So I prayed, sent love and held the energy for things to open up and change. They did, but not with the staff members or our communications. Instead a beautiful, young entrepreneur from the program,  beginning a healing practice Angelika Bendrich ~ Fundamentals Of Life:  http://www.seedsbdc.com/clients/1921   gifted me with a free workshop called:

“Living from Truth – Getting Yourself Understood”

In the words of the facilitator Anjali Hill, ” People often feel victim to their own relationships not realizing that they can do something about them. Not only can you do something about them, you can change them! You have known people who put the responsibility on others to understand them and get angry when they feel misunderstood. In ‘Getting Yourself Understood’ you create ways to express yourself that leave you feeling very satisfied and able to do what is required to bring about real understanding in your relationships.”    http://anjalihill.com


Taking Living from Truth is an investment that you will use every day of your life. As a facilitator and Metaphysical Practitioner myself, meeting Anjali was a real privilege. She goes with the flow of the group, is genuine, has fantastic knowledge and leads with compassion. She embodies the kind of knowledge that comes from dedicated practice and unwavering self honesty. When I met her, simply being in her presence caused an inner stirring and excitement of what the weekend would hold.
So where am I only two days after the classes? I now understand the importance of completing communication cycles, heck now I know what a communication cycle is! I know how to ask for clarification without having to ask half a dozen questions, I can assist others in getting their point across simply by holding the space for them to do so and I can pinpoint exactly where communications break down. I now know never to try to communicate into a space that is unwilling or unable to understand, and have left my part-time Advisor position. Most importantly,  I have already used several of the tools successfully and will continue to do so.
Anjali Hill is a very generous woman and gives back to the community. Her commitment to assist individuals to Live in Truth is unprecedented which is demonstrated through her generosity of offering everyone their first course absolutely free with no strings attached…what a fantastic gift to the consciousness of our planet.
For more information on workshop schedules and to download a free gift certificate:
http://anjalihill.com/workshops/workshop-living-from-truth/

I send my love and gratitude for Angelika whose gift improved my life, to Anjali who preciousness and love changes our world and to God who answered my calls for assistance.