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Cutting My Hair - September 2016

Here's what is coming up - and note another Day-Long Retreat in January (mark your calendars!)

• Fall Day-Long Retreat  on October 15th.   Have you been thinking about it? Still room for 6 adults and 6 kids Register here!

• Monthly Morning Yoga & Meditation (MMYM) is coming up on Friday, October 21st

• Winter Day-Long Suburban Retreat - Sunday, January 22nd in Palo Alto.  Details coming soon!

• Spring Day-Long Retreat - Saturday, April 29th at Ananda Valley Farm

I've been on a journey of re-discovery of my True Self.  Read about my latest exploration - cutting my hair - and details on these upcoming events below...  let's awaken together!

 

Blessings,

Connie

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Cutting My Hair

I sat in the hairdresser’s chair, elevated enough so that I could see my reflection in the mirror before me. I asked her to take a photo from the back to show my long tresses, flowing in waves and soft curls almost down to my waist. This was going to be a big change, and I wanted to have a visual memory of it.

For almost my entire life I’ve worn my hair long, with the exception of two short periods in my childhood that I decided to experiment – which turned out poorly – and four years in college where I wore my curls about chin length. I’ve strongly identified myself with the image of long hair – but is it Who I Am?

Recently, I’ve been revisiting this image, and the attachment I have towards aspects of myself, superficial or internal. The need to be the expert and to know what I’m doing. To shy away from getting dirty. To avoid taking risks. And, on a surface level, a woman with long hair. I’ve limited myself by these ideas of who I am.

Read more.

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Announcements

Letting Go... One-Day Retreat

6 spaces left - REGISTER HERE!

Spend a day in community as we attune to nature, feel our connection to the Divine, and release the burdens we’ve carried, like the trees let go their leaves.

• Yoga

• Meditation

• Deep Nature Connection & Hike

• Sacred Ceremony

• Sharing in Supportive Community

• Creative Expression

• Amazing Kid's Deep Nature Connection Program!

• Includes a delicious, vegetarian lunch!

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

9:30-5:30

At Ananda Valley Farm, Half Moon Bay, CA

More details on the Letting Go Fall 2016 Retreat webpage

 

Join us for a meaningful and moving day to let go, be present, and open more deeply to Spirit!

Monthly Morning Yoga and Meditation - Friday, September 16th

Monthly Morning Yoga and Meditation class (MMYM) on the 3rd Friday morning of every month - coming up Friday, October 21st!

• A two-hour class, in my signature style - slow, deep, and mindful

• A spiritual theme emerges from discussion and is explored through the practice

• Guided meditation at the beginning and end

• Open to All Levels of yoga experience

 

Location:  SUBUD House, Palo Alto, CA

 

Dates:  3rd Friday of every month  (for 2016:  7/15, 8/19, 9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16)

 

Time: 9:45-11:45am


Offered by suggested donation:  $15-30

Contact me to RSVP - see you there!

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Speaking to the Heart, Mind, and Spirit - at your gathering

I'd love to share my inspiration with your group, community, class, or organization.  Some of my favorite topics:

• Who Are You?

• Presence and Awareness

• Yoga Philosophy

• Spirituality for Imperfect People

• Creating a Spiritually Inspired, Meaningful Life

• Open Heart, Open Mind

• The 7 Chakras

• Grounding, Centering, and Being in Your Body

• Meditation

• Yoga in Everyday Life

And many more. 

Contact me if you'd like for me to inspire and awaken your community!

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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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Spiritual Quotes

 

"The answer to the existential question, 'Who am I?' is quintessentially 'I am loved' ."

~ Brother David Steindl-Rast and Sharon Lebell

 

"Inner freedom is not guided by our efforts; it comes from seeing what is true." 

~ The Buddha

 

"You will knwo the truth, and the truth will make you free."

~ Jesus of Nazareth

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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
650-996-2649
http://www.AwakeningSelf.com