Would you be comfortable driving your car forward while constantly looking into your rearview mirror? Can you imagine the havoc that would prevail if every driver was looking backward instead of paying attention to the road in the present moment? There would be complete chaos, accident upon accident, confusion and constant road blocks. Well, that's pretty much what it's like when we continually live in the past of our own lives.
The past will bog us down with stories that were fabricated long before we came to this earth. Our belief systems and conditionings were fashioned to encourage us to conform to a pattern of behavior comfortable to those who raised us. However, in this present moment those belief systems and conditionings may not reflect who we truly are. By continually looking at the past, we are bound to its myths and lore unable to live in the present.
At Free Spirit School we have a saying - "Isn't that interesting." Whenever a student (or even a teacher!) has a memory of the past, we encourage them to take a glimpse at their story, where it is sitting in their lives at the moment and say, "Isn't that interesting!" In doing so, we are able to disconnect ourselves from the emotional impact of that story and move into a place of letting go.
I love what Eckhart Tolle says in his book "The Power of Now" -
"There is no need to investigate the unconscious past in your except as it manifests at this moment as a thought, an emotion, a desire, a reaction, or an external event that happens to you. Whatever you need to know about the unconscious past in you, the challenges of the present will bring it out. If you delve into the past , it will become a bottomless pit: There is always more. Only the present can free you of the past."
Become aware of the times you are driving your life through your rearview mirror, pause and say, "Isn't that interesting!" Then drive towards your destination of becoming your true self. It's a wonderful, exhilarating experience, one which will free you from your past and move you forward to inner freedom.
Are you living the same old, same old serial monotony?This class will change you and will help you answer questions that have been eluding you. You will discover and uncover different parts of yourself as you take the path of your soul. On this journey you will learn that you are NOT ALONE, that there are Guides always available to you to help you on this path. You are opening one door to communicate with your Guides on a regular basis. As you communicate with them you will be bathed in feelings of love, peace and joy. Many times I hear students say after a meditation that they loved the energy their Guides gave them and that they wanted to stay a little bit longer with their Guides. That energy is always accessible. Let in the LIGHT.
We would like to extend our great sympathies to Kathy Tarmann whose husband passed away unexpectedly of heart failure on June 25th. Kathy has been a valued friend to us for many years and will continue to be a part of our family for years to come. Please join us in sending healing thoughts and prayers to Kathy and her family at this time. Blessings.
Fall Classes at Free Spirit Crystals
We are excited to present three wonderful guest instructors this fall besides our regular classes presented by Diane, Marene and Joan. We hope you enjoy and learn from these amazing teachers! To read more about our classes, go to www.freespiritcrystals.com.
Mindfulness Meditation Course
with Pam Parins
Wednesday, Sept. 11, Sept. 18 and Sept. 25th
6:30 - 8:00 $90 for the course
This three week session focuses on incorporating mindfulness meditation into daily living practices.
Mindfulness meditation has been researched recently for the benefits it brings in treating anxiety disorder, depression, relationship issues, sleep problems, eating disorders and stress management. Studies have shown practicing mindfulness can decrease the stress hormone cortisol, can improves verbal reasoning, increases working memory, increase signaling connections in the brain, give better control over processing pain and emotions and even make music sound better.
Week One: How to do Mindfulness Meditation
Week Two: What is Mindful Nourishment for our Bodies
Week Three: Mindful Movements:10 Exercises for Well-Being and Walking Meditation
Pam obtained her yoga teaching certificate in 2003 and at one time operated her own yoga studio. Her experience in mindfulness meditation was taught to her by Thich Nhat Hahn while attending a retreat in Green Lake, Wisconsin in 2003, and again in 2012 at retreat in Batesville, Mississippi. She continues on her journey in mindfulness through her practice.
DaEl Walker is Returning!!!!
Monday, October 28 - Thursday, October 31
DaEl will be doing personal healings during the day and 3 classes at night (class content to be determined)
We have the extreme honor of having the iconic DaEl Walker return after a two year absence. He will be giving personal healings and three classes. Mark your calendars now for DaEl's visit. You have the opportunity to learn from one of the world's greatest crystal healers! You won't want to miss experiencing his classes and healing!
Healings: $85.00 for 1 hour
Classes: $50.00 per night
Healings begin at 9:00 and go until 4:00. Classes begin at 6:30 and go until 9:30.
Sign up for your spot today!
AWAKEN YOUR INTUITION
WITH AMY WILINSKI OF GOLDEN LIGHT HEALING
Sunday, November 24 10:00 - 4:00
We all carry within us the ability to connect with our intuition and receive guidance from Spirit. Awaken Your Intuition will help you to determine your primary channel for receiving Divine guidance. You will receive the Seer's rite which has been handed down from the shaman of Peru to assist you in perceiving the invisible world of Spirit. Experience meditations to open your 3rd Eye and ear chakras. This experiential workshop will teach you how to see/sense the aura/energy fields around yourself and others. Know that you are not alone on your journey here on earth as we journey to the spirit world to connect with your guide or angel.
Amy has had the opportunity to study with a number of gifted international teachers and authors including Alberto Villoldo, Jose Luis Herrera, Betsy Bergstrom, Doreen Virtue, James VanPraagh and the medicine people of Peru.
Beginning Crystal Healing Class
4 Monday Evenings Beginning September 16
Presented by Diane Bloom 6:30 - 9:00 Fee - $35.00 per night
Learn the fine art of healing with crystals and stones in this comprehensive, entertaining and fun class.
You will learn and practice:
The properties of over 75 stones in all; How to do a simple yet effective healing technique using two crystal wands; Chelation healing technique; Properties of the different crystals and how to use them; How to do stone/crystal layouts; Initiation, Release and Expansion layouts; Tibetan Pulsing w/ Stones; Using Vogel Crystals; And more.......
We'll begin with four classes and, if you want to continue, we'll go as long as the class wishes to meet.
I'm looking forward to having you in class!
Tarot I Class
with Marene Martensen
6:00 - 8:00 Fee: $125.00 Dates to be Determined
Learn the meaning of all 78 cards and gain hands-on experience doing short readings in this six-week class. You will be encouraged to ask questions, give feedback and share your insights in an interactive environment. Please bring a notebook and the Tarot deck of your choice. (Decks available for purchase at Free Spirit Crystals).
with Marene Martensen
6:00 - 8:00 Fee: $125.00 Dates to be Determined
Learn the basics of astrology: all the planets (asteroids too!) signs and houses, using your own natal chart. This is an interactive class, where questions and feedback are welcome. This is your chance to learn how all those general beginning astrology concepts apply to you personally. Please make your brith data available and a natal chart will be provided.
This past weekend I read a book that was written by one of our customers, Tricia O'Malley, called The Lost Dog and I couldn't put it down! This is a true life story about how her sweet little Boston Terrier, Briggs, was stolen from their back yard and the travails that she and her husband, Josh, went through in an attempt to retrieve him. This is a tale about love, perseverance, the kindness and cruelty of strangers and the belief in one's self to find a solution to the most difficult situations that life throws your way.
I highly recommend that you add The Stolen Dog to your summer reading list - you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wish that you, too, had a dog like Briggs!
The Stolen Dog is available at Free Spirit Crystals or join Tricia at Boswell Books on Downer Avenue on Friday, July 12th at 7:00 for her book signing.
This layout is designed to open each chakra, release the blockages and allow for a new sense of freedom to enter. Because we cannot have inner freedom until we have let go of our past at a cellular level, this layout affords you the option of permitting yourselves to liberate the places inside of you that, so far, have not agreed to be released. We all have
reasons why we are not ready to let go of the restrictions of our past,
however, this layout will extricate those motives and give you a sense of peace.
Root Chakra - Black Tourmaline
2nd Chakra - Raw Ruby
3rd Chakra - Citrine
4th Chakra - Kunzite
5th Chakra - Aqua Marine
6th Chakra - Faden Quartz
7th Chakra - Selenite
Between Ankles - Lingam
Bottoms of Feet - Selenite
Hands - Rutilated Quartz
Place on both sides pointing towards each chakra - quartz crystals