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March 2016

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Be in the Flow

The morning I wrote this post, I took a Tai Chi class. I find this practice challenging in a different way than I’m used to with yoga. Every time I have taken a class – only a handful of times – I try my best to “get” the movement of the energy and enjoy it.

I’m not that great at it. My mind is too focused on getting it right and not allowing the flow to happen. I get glimpses, where I feel the energy and simply allow the movements, but most of the time I’m looking at the instructor in the mirror and wondering, should I have my elbow up higher? In Waving Hands Like Clouds, does my hand pass by my face or my throat? How far out should my foot be turned? Should I be inhaling or exhaling?

Intellectually, I know that the idea is really to feel the energy and move it around. And I can do that. But not usually at the same time that I am trying to learn a precise action. I get stuck between being in the flow, and being correct. This is a common problem with our minds.

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You might be feeling you'd like to be in the flow, too - more attuned to yourself and the beauty of nature around you, especially with spring right around the corner.  I have two offerings just for that!

You can immerse in body, mind, heart, and spirit at the Conscious Embodiment Retreat on Saturday, May 14th: a day for deep connection with Spirit through your body and the natural world.

Adult and kid's programs attune you to the flow of spirit through nature at the idyllic Ananda Valley Farm in Half Moon Bay. 

SUPER EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS ON MONDAY, MARCH 14TH! If you feel called, check it out and register soon for this engaging program designed to ground, center, and inspire you (see below).

And... this month's radio show with be a special meditation for Stepping Into Spring on Thursday, March 24th at 9pm Pacific.  Spend a half-hour attuning to the liveliness of vernal energies!

Blessings,

Connie

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Contents:

• Announcements

• Event Calendar

• Awakening Self Radio Show

• Spiritual Quotes

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Announcements

Conscious Embodiment Retreat - Super Early Bird Discount ends on March 14th!

A day-long retreat for deep connection with Spirit through your body and the natural world

• Yoga and Movement

• Grounding and Centering

• Meditation

• Deep Nature Connection

• Creative Expression

• Group Processes

• Sharing in Supportive Community

• Includes a delicious, healthy gourmet lunch!

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

9:30-5:30

At Ananda Valley Farm, Half Moon Bay, CA

More details on the Conscious Embodiment webpage

Super Early Bird Special (by March 14th) - $90 for adults, $75 for children

Early Registration (by April 14th) - $100 for adults, $85 for children ages 6-12

After April 14th - $110 for adults, $95 for children

 REGISTER NOW!

 

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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 Schedule

(online on BlogTalk Radio)

All shows can be listened to from the links below, during or after the broadcast... or from your phone at (845) 241-9969(845) 241-9969

Listen to any previous Awakening Self Radio shows on my Radio Show Page!

This Month's Show:

Meditation & Inspiration - Stepping Into Spring

Thursday, March 24th - 9pm Pacific / 12midnight EDT / 4am GMT / 3pm Fri March 25th Sydney (or podcast after!)

The Equinox has arrived, and thus has spring!  We can tap into the vibrant energy of this time of year in our meditation practice.  Let springtime awaken your creative energy, give birth to inspiration, joy, and bring forth vitality and aliveness!  We will focus on these spingtime qualities as we go within to meditate on our Essence.

January's Show:

Homeopathy and Synchronicity with guest Amy Lansky

Could it be that two mysterious phenomena — the healing power of homeopathy and synchronicity (meaningful coincidences) — are related to one another?  Rev. Connie welcomes Amy Lansky PhD, author of Impossible Cure (www.impossiblecure.com) and Active Consciousness  (www.activeconsciousness.com) for a conversation on these compelling experiences of awareness and healing.  Both homeopathy and synchronicity are based upon similarity in vibration. Indeed, the fact that homeopathic remedies actually cure may provide us with information about the power and mechanism of the messages we receive through synchronous experience.

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Spiritual Quotes

 

"Dare to love yourself

as if you were a rainbow

with gold at both ends."

~ Aberjhani (from Journey Through the Power of the Rainbow)

 

"The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed." 

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

"Bravado may stir the crowd, but courage needs no audience."

~ T.F. Hodge

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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