Last week my world lost one of the most genuine, loving and compassionate spirits that ever graced this earth. My wonderful friend, Kevin Rock, the son of my best friend, Marge Rock, died unexpectedly of heart failure at the age of 51. Kevin inherited his mother's capacity for compassion and caring and was a teacher to me on the fine art of loving others. He nursed both his mother and her husband, Don, in their last days and was a source of centeredness for all of us who witnessed their suffering. He had the ability to cheer us even in the depths of our sorrow, to brighten even the darkest days. I never heard him complain about how difficult his life was even when he was at his lowest.
I remember one night he called me at midnight asking me to come over because he was having a panic attack and couldn't sleep. I rushed over to his house and held him and stroked his legs as he cracked jokes about his affliction. We cried, we laughed, we held on to each other the entire night and finally fell asleep on his couch. I felt such honor at having been there that night - it was humbling and sweet.
I never heard anyone say a negative word about Kevin - he was a gift to all who knew him. He was a counselor, a sage, a friend, an incredible brother and son and one of the most talented performers I have ever met. He had a ribald sense of humor and, while he could get a bit raw with his wit, he never hurt anyone's feelings with it. He just loved to make people laugh.
Some of my greatest joy came when we were on stage together, particularly when we dedicated the New Day Club stage to Marge (see above picture). Our last song was Monty Python's "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" and that's what Kevin did. He made us all feel as if we were the most important person in the world because, in his eyes, we were.
Thank you, Kevin, for the love, the music, the laughter, the compassion, the sweetness and the heart so huge that it could hold no more. I'll see you again, my friend. Save a microphone and a Joy Girl's hat for me. We're not done - this is only the beginning!
Learn the fine art of Reiki energy healing with Diane and Rose in this one night class. We'll begin with a guided meditation followed by your Reiki attunement. Then after a lecture, you will be taught how to do a Reiki healing session as well as receive a healing yourself.
You will receive a frameable certificate of completion at the end of the evening.
To register, please email email@example.com or call Diane at
The Games People Play - Arizona Retreat
November 7 - 9
When the Universe wants to spin the "Wheel of Fortune" for you and you're feeling like you need a "Magic 8 Ball" to help solve the "Chess" match that is your life, what games do you play in order to quiet that "Barrel of Monkeys" in your mind?
Well, if you want a "Clue" as to how to stop the game playing, we have a retreat that will "Boggle" your mind! Join Rose and Diane in Fountain Hills, AZ November 7 - 9 for "The Games People Play". If your mind feels like a game of "Scattagories", we'll help you ease the "Daily Jumble". Watch your fears fall like "Dominos" as we uncover the "Charades" which veil our consciousness. Take a "Risk" and "Tag" along with us as we "Beat the Clock" on the game of "Life"!
Svetalotta will make an appearance on Saturday with her version of the game "Truth or Dare". Get ready to laugh!!
We'll take an optional trip to Sedona on Sunday and Monday.
For a complete itinerary of the retreat, go to www.freespiritschool.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you a brochure.
New Module 1 Beginning September 14 and 15
What Does Free Spirit School's Developing Consciousness Program Offer?
Creating Awareness: Personal Development Taking Responsibility For My Happiness/Joy Developing Subtle Senses Healing Practices - Skills For Everyday Life Three I's - Intuition, Imagination, Intellect
Recognizing My Potential: Breaking Patterns And Unhealthy Habits Awareness Of Situations Which Create My Pain And Suffering Recognizing The Fears That Continue To Inhibit My Growth Understanding That I Have A Voice And A Choice
Who Would I Be If I Embodied This Course? Curious Courageous Conscious Creative Compassionate Concise Content
Who would I become if I had no fear?
Reserve your seat in this amazing circle of learning today! Register on-line or email email@example.com for your registration form.
Theme: Necessary Healing-Healing the Body; "With awareness, we can cultivate a willingness to open to physical experiences without struggling against them, to actually live in our bodies."-Jack Kornfield
Layout: Transformation Layout
The Women's Lux Eterna Circle is a monthly gathering to share in the growth and change in our lives through discussion, meditation and a Reiki/energy share.
We are currently working through the book A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield. You are invited to work through the book with us and offer your insights at the Circle. The June Circle is on Chapter 4, Necessary Healing-Healing the Body. Our May discussion was so involved that we didn't get to dig into the four specific areas of healing that Kornfield talks about. Therefore, we will focus on each of them individually over the summer. We all come to the Circle in our own unique space and receive the healing we are meant to receive.
Be Well Yoga and Ayruveda
My friend, Mary Bruck, is opening a wonderful center for Ayurveda and Yoga next week. I whole heartedly suggest you make an appointment to see Mary for an evaluation and to check out her new place. She is truly a gift to our healing community!
Be Well Yoga and Ayurveda is opening the week of June 10th. Mary Bruck at Be Well offers customized, holistic Ayurvedic therapies, rejuvenating & detoxifying Panchakarma therapies, cooking classes, Ayurveda & yoga classes, and retail products. Whether you are addressing overall health improvement, or more specific conditions, Ayurveda is beneficial to all areas of health. Ayurveda works alongside Western medicine and is effective on the full spectrum of health conditions including chronic conditions. Using herbs, diet, simple lifestyle changes, breath practices, meditation, yoga ,aroma therapy, color therapy, crystal therapy, and warm oil body therapies to treat the root cause of health conditions and bring you back into balance and harmony. Mary Bruck is a certified Ayurvedic practitioner, certified pancha karma technician, and registered yoga teacher. Hours by appointment only and look for an Open House event at the end of June. You can contact Mary through her website: www.bewellayurveda.com, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone: 414-939-3554. The business is located right across from Mayfair at 10701 W. North Ave, Ste #209.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. - Kahlil Gibran
Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break. - William Shakespeare
The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost. - Arthur Schopenhauer