|Greetings & Blessings from Higher Self
December !!! Snowfall blankets the landscape, Winter Solstice brings the longest night of the year, and the holidays abound with gatherings of family and friends. We get the opportunity to play in the snow, put smiles in other people’s hearts, and have time for a little rest and relaxation at the end of the month. Here at Higher Self, we have a wonder-full month of activities to welcome the holiday season; from breathwork to healthy hot cocoa and so much more. You won’t want to miss the special things we have planned for you on both Ladies’ Night and Men’s Night. Thinking of starting a business? Let Brandaleen introduce you to Spiritual Entrepreneuralship. And mark your calendars now for the New Year Metaphysical Fair happening on Jaunary 13. See what 2018 has in store for you.
From our family to yours, we hope you celebrate this season in a meaningful, joyful, wondrous way.
We look forward to seeing everyone this month. Blessing and Be well…..
Your Higher Self Crew – Jeff, Jo, Zach, Mike, Kafi, Chelsea, and Madie
plus all of our wonderful readers.
|Higher Self Musings
What is it that makes this time of year so much more pleasant for most? Did you know that there are over 100 songs that are played just for the holiday season from all spiritual paths that contain the word “Joy” in them? It’s no wonder that we seem to be more tolerant, a little more patient, a little more forgiving as we head into December. According to Dr. Hawkins’ book, Measuring Consciousness Levels, Joy (when said outloud) vibrates at 540 which is higher than Love at 500. Imagine if you will the impact that hearing the word Joy and seeing the word Joy this time of year is having on all of us. It’s no wonder that our spirits rise, and collectively we start to move just a bit nearer toward harmony and unity. So let’s see what would happen if we keep Joy around just a bit longer and be more intentional about using the word Joy more often. Think of what might happen to our ability to be more resilient – resilient to disease, fear and disharmony. So spread Joy this holiday season and help to reverse the other frequencies we are bombarded with.
Joy to you all !! Jeff & Jo
|A Touch of Love
by Norma Hall
Touch. There’s nothing quite like touching a baby’s cheek, or the roughing up a baseball before you toss it, or the feel of the fur of your favorite animal friend.
I miss the touch of my Mother’s hand. And now we must teach our children the difference between good touch and bad touch.
Our hearts are touched by a kind word, and a relationship quietly dissolves when we no longer stay in touch. Long ago, in the current reckoning of time, AT&T urged us to reach out and touch someone. And now we can completely avoid anyone, with the phone in our pocket.
As we enter this time of holiday greetings and too many demands on our time, the greatest gift you can give someone is simply staying in touch.
Many thanks to the many people who have touched my life in such lovely and unexpected ways this year. Sadly, almost any touch has become a potentially suspicious invasion of our private space. And yet, without touch, people, pets and even plants will wither and die.
Reach out and touch someone with your love.
Light and Love.
|Aromatherapy for Health and Well-Being
Monday, December 4th
5:30 – 8:00pm
with Mike Currier
Join Mike as he walks you through what aromatherapy is, covers some essential do’s and don’ts, and discusses which oils to use for a variety of scenarios including pain management, stress, anxiety and more. Mike shows you how to use Essential Oils both topically and for diffusing. This is a hands-on class, and there will be lots of practicing using Essential Oils. You will also receive a complimentary copy of our Therapeutic Essential Oil Guide. Cost: $30
|Intro to Clairaudience and Spiritual Hearing
Wednesday, December 6th
6:00 – 7:30pm
with Brandaleen Johnson
Join Brandaleen in this interactive workshop where she will explain the different ways we can receive Clairaudience, known as psychic hearing. She will share how we sometimes unconsciously block this gift. Brandaleen will lead you through an exercise showing you how you are already experiencing Clairaudience and how you can determine which gift is your strongest based on the words that you use. Lastly she will explain what you can expect by developing this aspect of your intuition and give you more information on how to do so. There will be time for Q&A. Cost $15
|Ladies’ Night Shopping Event
Thursday, December 7th
5:00 – 9:00pm
Downtown Traverse City will be hosting Ladies’ Night! This night is a salute to the ladies — enjoy food, refreshments, and specials for your shopping needs as well. Here are a few of the perks HS is offering on this special shopping evening: Chocolates, Champagne, free gift wrapping, 20% discount on all regular priced merchandise – and a few surprises! Samantha of Rebel Spirit Empowerment Wear will be in store as well as Lisa, creator of Goddess Rising products. Our amazing Kafi will be giving free Goddess card readings! And, Mark Handler will be doing Tibetan Bowl demonstrations. We invite you to create a Wish List to help those shopping for you get just what you want. FYI: Guy’s Night is the next Thursday, December 14th 😉
|Growing Your Spiritual Business – Intro to Series
Saturday, December 9th
Are you a spiritual entrepreneur that is ready to take their business to the next level in 2018? Entrepreneurs often struggle with: Knowing what they want but hold themselves back because they lack confidence; Having goals that are so big that they get overwhelmed; They feel like a leader in their industry one day and then the next they just don’t know anymore; They have goals made but somehow never completed. If you are ready to make changes to grow your brand so that you can make the impact you came here to do and you are ready to make a small investment in the future of your life and business, then you are invited to find out more about the 3-month spiritual group coaching program that will be starting in January. Free Event
|Learn to Play the Native American Flute for Relaxation, Healing & Meditation
Saturday and Sunday December 9th & 10th
1:00 – 5:00 each day
with Zach and Kevin
With its unique, enchanting sound, the contemporary Native American flute has become increasingly popular, not only as a purely musical instrument, but as an ideal tool to enhance relaxation, meditation, and healing. This eight hour class divided over two days is a non-musical theory approach to learning how to play the Native flute. You will learn: basic and intermediate fingering breathing techniques embellishments non-musical techniques to create your own songs how to use the flute for relaxation, meditation, healing & fun. Cost for class including the flute: $135. Cost for class if you bring your own flute: $100.
|Men’s Night Shopping Event
Thursday, December 14th
5:00 – 9:00pm
Downtown Traverse City will be hosting the Men! This night is the time to round up the buddies and enjoy food, refreshments, and specials for your shopping needs as well. Here are a few of the perks HS is offering on this special shopping evening: Rums, Cake, free gift wrapping, 20% discount on all regular priced merchandise – and a few surprises! A Virtual Reality Demonstration as well as outdoor shows on the big screen TV. Stop in and see what is on your special lady’s Wish List from her visit on Ladies’ Night.
|Learn To Journey
Sunday, December 17th
11:00am – 5:00pm
with Jeff Currier
Learn to do Shamanic Journeying! Journeying is a life changing technique that anyone can do. Learn how to go deep within to connect with your inner self and with the divine. Shamanic Journeying is the oldest method used by mankind to connect spiritually to all that is for personal empowerment. Journeying shows you how to travel to non-ordinary reality, connecting to the web of life, connecting to other realms, and the divine to receive information for personal growth and development, healing as well as divining information to the questions that you may have. This is a hands-on, experiential class that gives you tools to create connections for divine guidance in your life. Cost: $75
|Looking Ahead to January…
|Closed for Inventory
Wednesday, January 3rd – all day
Deeksha Blessing and Meditation
Thursday, January 4th & 18th @ 6:00 – 7:30pm with Jane Hale
Monday, January 8th @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Here’s Your Sign – Understanding Capricorn
Wednesday, January 10th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm with Zach Weisbarth
New Year’s Metaphysical Fair
Saturday, January 13th @ 10:00am – 6:00 pm
Start the New Year off right and find out what 2018 has in store for you, what goals and plans to make, and how to make the most of what 2018 may bring. We will be offering a full day with over a dozen readers to help you in many areas, so bring your friends and stop down for a day of fun. * Tarot * Channeled Readings * Oracle Card Readings * Aura Photos * Angel Readings * Reflexology * Numerology * Past Life Information * Spirit/Power Animal Retrievals * Medium/Intuitive Readings * Shamanic Astrology * Massage * Refreshments*
The Shakti Priestess Apprenticeship
Saturday, January 20th, 11:00am – 5:00pm (8-month course) with Rodasi Campbell
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|Shakti Women’s Spirituality
Friday, December 1st
6:00 – 7:30pm
with Rodasi Campbell
In these women’s spirituality classes, women will experience circling with other women in sisterhood, sharing in ritual, ceremony and being lavished in the “beauty way.” She will experience deep, vulnerable sharing and hold space for the same. There will be interesting teachings on Moonlore, Herblore, Herstory & the Rise of the Divine Feminine. This is primarily an experiential class, however, so all teaching will be woven into the experiences of guided journeying, sacred empowerment acts, talking stick and rites of passage. We will follow the wheel of the year, the moon, and the call of the spirit from month to month. Stay tuned for each month’s topic.
Each class will be a $15 love donation with a sliding scale option. Any questions can be directed to Rodasi: email@example.com or Rodasi Campbell on Facebook.
|The Downtown Cocoa Crawl
Sunday, December 3rd
11:00am – 3:00 pm
The DTCA will be hosting the first Cocoa Crawl! To round off a weekend of Santa Claus coming to town, there will be a hot chocolate competition in downtown Traverse City. The event takes place from 11am – 3pm on Sunday. Ballots will be available at participating locations. Come taste the Healthy Vegan Hot Chocolate from Higher Self.
|Native American Flute Circle
Sunday, December 3rd
4:45 – 6:00pm
(First Sunday Each Month)
Come one come all whether you play or listen this flute circle is open to everyone no matter your level of expertise with the Native American Flute. FREE community event.
Meditation & Satsang
December 5, 12, & 19
7:00 – 8:30pm
Join your local community members for a free meditation class. Suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators, this class is open to people of all backgrounds and traditions. Just drop in… Feel free to bring friends! All are welcome! FREE community event.
*Please note: Tuesday, December 26th Meditation will be canceled for the holidays.
Monday, December 12th
(second Monday each month)
7:00 – 8:30pm
Our Reiki Share is open to everyone…those who are curious and those experienced. Reiki Share is offered at no cost, all free will donations are given to local community charities.
Just drop in . . . feel free to bring friends! Cost: Free — Benefit: Priceless
|Here’s Your Sign:Understanding Sagittarius
Wednesday, December 13th
6:30pm – 8:30pm
with Zach Weisbarth
Join Astrologer Zach Weisbarth for the next installment of “Here’s Your Sign” where we will be investigating in depth sun signs every month – November is everything Sagittarius. While our Sun is in this sign, we will explore what the archetype Sagittarius represents in our consciousness, how we can work with her energy, what it means to have Sagittarius in our personal charts. Cost: $20
The Sacred Masculine
Sunday, December 17th
7:00 – 8:00pm
with Jeff Currier
This is an open circle for men to come share, learn, and discuss everyday issues that we face in today’s world. Let the testosterone run and discuss and talk about all those things that we just don’t get the chance to do. It is sometimes challenging to have the kinds of discussion or wonder if you’re the only guy that thinks this way and your buddies just might not understand. This is a group to just meet and explore what’s on our minds in a fun way. — we set the rules.
|Five Love Languages
Monday, December 18th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
with Chelsea Spencer
There are basically five emotional love languages—five ways that people speak and understand emotional love. Understanding these five basic ways can help you with work and personal relationships in all areas of your life. Join Chelsea as she shows you how to determine what your language is and how you best relate to others. Cost: $20
Wednesday, December 27th
7:00pm – 8:30pm
with Jeff Currier
Journey Circle – Connect to All That Is – the fourth Monday of each month. Journeying is an ancient technique to connect with spirit for healing and direct revelation. Journeying allows you to connect to the past, present, and future for personal and community healing as well as for healing the earth. When we gather as a group the effect and impact is much more powerful and profound. You must be trained in how to Journey to participate. If you have any questions about your ability to participate, please call and talk to Jeff. FREE community event.
Sunday, December 24th
Store Closes at 4pm
Christmas Day and Day After
Monday, December 25th & Tuesday, December 26th
*Meditation will NOT be held on Dec 26th*
New Year’s Eve
Sunday, December 31st
Store Closes at 4pm
New Year’s Day
Monday, January 1st
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