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March 2015

Spring Forward

It’s that time of year to set the clocks ahead here in North America. Daylight savings time begins this Sunday. Although I’d rather just stick with one standard time (lucky Arizonians!), there’s a useful metaphor at work here.

In the fall, we set the clocks back to standard time. This “Falling Back” aligns with the natural energies of autumn. It’s the season for reflecting, reviewing our lives, looking back at what has happened and assessing what is working and isn’t, what needs healing, release, and change.

Entering spring, the energy is quite different. We’re stepping out into the world again, into the increasing warmth and light. Rather than looking back to review and assess, we’re looking forward to where we are headed. It’s a time to adjust the sails – to see if the course we are on is where we really want to go, and to put full steam ahead into the vision of our lives.

Taking this a step further, the metaphor of “springing forward” – jumping ahead one hour – represents a change in consciousness.

At this moment, we can leap into a higher vibration through our intention. We can align ourselves with the qualities we want to embody, such as truth, love, clarity, discernment, or service, and ask Spirit to bring us into that state. We can take a leap of faith, let go, and allow the Divine to awaken our consciousness.

It seems perfect that I have chosen the topic “Attention and Intention” for this Sunday’s Awakening Heart Spiritual Community.   What is your attention on in your life right now? What intentions underlie your thoughts, words, and actions? Yes, we are meeting on the first day of Daylight Savings – Sunday, March 8th.   So put your attention on adjusting your clocks, and have the intention to join us (and if you’re not in the Palo Alto, CA area, join us in spirit!).

Also, check out my article in this month’s issue of Sibyl Magazine, exploring the journey through March with “In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb”.

If your intention is someday to share yoga with others (or to deepen your yoga practice), see also my announcement below of the 2015 Yoga Teacher Training at Mind-Body Zone in Fremont, CA, which begins in May. Sign up for a free informational evening May 4th!

I’m ready to spring forward into an awakened heart as I reset my clocks – how about you? Spring forward, and reset yourself to be fully aligned with the Divine!

Blessings,

Connie

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Contents:

• Announcements

• Event Calendar

• Awakening Self Radio Show Archives

• Spiritual Quotes

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Announcements

Awakening Heart Spiritual Community

2nd Sunday of every month

A new Spiritual Community, based in yoga philosophy and universal principles, for seekers of all ages

NEW - KID'S PROGRAM FOR AGES 6-12 (Inquire about younger children)!  Pre-register by responding to this email with the name and age of your child(ren).

Including an inspirational talk and readings on the month’s theme, community discussion and sharing, and 15-20 minute guided meditation. 

Get involved! Join the Awakening Heart Facebook Page for announcements, upcoming events, and community.

When: 2nd Sunday of every month

Time: 10-11:30am

Place: Subud House, Palo Alto – 330 Melville Ave., Palo Alto, CA

Topics for early 2015:

• March 8th – Attention and Intention

• April 12th – The Body of Light

• May 10th – Self-Surrender

• June 14th – Living in the Flow

Offered by heartfelt donation

Join us for inner peace, inspiration, connection, and community!  See the Awakening Heart webpage for details.

 

Seeking leader of children's program for Awakening Heart Spiritual Community

We are still looking for a permanent leader of our children's program.   If you know of someone who is qualified to lead kids on an inner journey of connecting to Spirit and nature on the 2nd Sunday of every month, please contact me or reply to this newsletter!

Yoga Teacher Training at Mind-Body Zone

The next Mind-Body Zone Yoga Teacher Training is coming in May!

Early bird deadline (savings of $200) is March 15th. A free information session will be held on Monday, May 4th from 7:30-8:30pm at MBZ.    Find out more at the Mind-Body Zone website or email teachertraining@mindbody-zone.com

Monthly Column in Sibyl Magazine

Sibyl Magazine: for the Soul and Spirit of Woman is an online publication servicing over 24,000 women around the world.  I've been selected to write a monthly column, "Awakening Through the Seasons", for the 2015 publication year. March's article is "In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb." Check out Sibyl Magazine on their Facebook Page.

 

Counseling via Skype

Yes, I can do Counseling and Psychotherapy with you via Skype (or another online video conferencing tool) from anywhere in California.  (appointments in my office in Menlo Park are currently waitlisted)

Also, I can do Spiritual Mentoring with you via Skype from anywhere in the world!

Interested?  Contact me and begin the exploration.

New Yoga Class with Lacy Rathbun at YiY

Some of you may remember when Lacy assisted my classes at YiY several years ago.  Now, she has returned to the bay area, and is offering a Friday morning class, 10-11:15am, at YiY in Mountain View! Her mindful, deep, and sacred style paired with her knowledge of kinesiology makes for a refreshing and grounding class. Starts this Friday!

 

"Like" my fan page on Facebook!

Have a look at my fan page, Awakening Self, where I post inspiration all week long.  If you like what you see, please click the "Like" button... and share with your friends! 

 

Don’t miss an issue!  Make sure that my email address, Connie@AwakeningSelf.com is on your “allowed entry list” for your spam filter.

 

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Event Calendar

Every month, you can click this link to view my Calendar to see what is coming up!

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Awakening Self Radio Show Archives

See my Radio Show page for over 40 archived shows dedicated to your spiritual awakening!

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Spiritual Quotes

"A human being is a part of the whole called by us 'the universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of consciousness.  This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection for a few persons nearest to us.  Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening the circle of understanding and compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

~ Albert Einstein

 

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the human eye. " 

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

"Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals."

~ Mahatma Gandhi

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Blessings,

Rev. Connie L. Habash, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Yoga and Meditation Teacher

Interfaith Minister - Spiritual Mentorship


Menlo Park, CA
650-996-2649650-996-2649
http://www.AwakeningSelf.com