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Higher Self 

Upcoming Classes & Events– February 2019

313 E. Front, Traverse City, MI 49684

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUESTED FOR ALL EVENTS: 231-941-5805 

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Linda Dolan Intuitive Readings

Saturday, February 2 @ 10:00 – 6:00pm, Sunday, February 3 @ 11:00am – 5:00pm

Linda is an Intuitive Reader and Medium who has worked with her Angels and Spirit Guides for more than 25 years. She works with Angel Oracle Cards and has the gift of helping people obtain direction and insight. Linda finds that working with her Angels and Guides allows her the opportunity to open the spiritual realm to help others work through past, present and future issues. She also has the gift to connect with loved ones that have crossed over and give messages they may have. She can help you to recognize your own abilities using spirit guides and angels that want to help you along your life path. Her ability to work with the spiritual world has helped many people over the years and she hopes it will help you as well. Call for an appointment $120 for an hour reading – $60.00 1/2 hour reading.

 

Community Meditation & Satsang

Every Tuesday in February:  5, 12, 19, & 26 @ 7pm – 8:30pm with Higher Self Staff

Traverse City Community Meditation & Satsang. 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. Class will start with a brief introduction to meditation, what it is, and how to meditate. After meditation, there will be time for spiritual Q&A (also known as “satsung” which means spiritual discourse or sacred gathering).  Just drop in…  Feel free to bring friends!  All are welcome! FREE community event.

Here’s Your Sign – Understanding Aquarius

Wednesday, February 6 @ 6:30pm 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 – February is everything Aquarius. While our Sun is in this sign, we will explore what the archetype Aquarius represents in our consciousness, how we can work with that energy, what it means to have Aquarius in our personal charts, and how we can deepen our connection to this Divine Energy. Cost: $15

Deeksha Blessing and Meditation   

Thursday, February 7 & 21 @ 6:00 – 7:30pm with Jane Hale

Jane Hale went to India in 2006 to receive training from Sri Ama Bhagavan, the founders of Oneness Blessing, to be in service of giving Deeksha to others.  Deeksha is a transmission of divine energy which begins a process of beneficial neurobiological shifts within the brain. Jane has spent the majority of her life engaged in movement therapy and the healing arts.  She has been facilitating Deeksha in various settings, through the Higher Self, for over 10 years.  Cost: By Donation

Yoga Nidra

Tuesday, February 12 @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm with Naomi Cole

Yoga Nidra, which means “Yogic Sleep”, is a form of meditation which promotes deep relaxation where you border between sleeping and consciousness. In the beginning of the practice you will set a sankalpa, or intention. This intention is strengthened by the New Moon energy. The whole practice is guided while lying on your back with the use of props and blankets.  Cost: By Donation

Reiki Share

Wednesday, February 13 @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm with Higher Self Staff

We hold a Reiki Share at Higher Self the second Wednesday of every month. Our Reiki Share is open to everyone…those who are curious and want to experience Reiki… those that have experienced the joy and healing of Reiki…and those who are practitioners of Reiki at any level. Reiki Share is offered at no cost, although donations are accepted in any way you feel guided – all donations are given to local community charities. Cost: Free —Benefit: Priceless. Just drop in… Feel free to bring friends!

 

Tucson Gem Show Reveal

Thursday, February 14- Sunday, February 17 @ Open to Close

February at the Higher Self brings us great joy and a lot of excitement because we will be sharing our (Jeff & Jo’s) finds, the “treasures” we discovered at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.  This weekend, 15 -17 we hold our Gem Show Reveal, and everyone is invited!  Crystals and Stones create a fascination, an unexplainable draw, for those of all ages.  Amateur and budding geologists can check out the new and unusual stones we discovered and brought back.  If the energy and vibration of stones draw you, come and take in the feeling of the crystals.  Oh, and the treasures aren’t limited to crystals and stones – we find treasures such as dream catchers, brass bowls, aromatherapy jewelry, wood animal carvings, animal totem items, jewelry, and so… much… more…!

Reiki 1 & 2 Training

Saturday & Sunday, February 16 & 17 from 10 – 5:30pm each day with Jo & Jeff Currier
Learn Reiki along the banks of the Boardman River, feel the energy of the Grand Traverse Bay in the classroom at the Higher Self Bookstore. Reiki Masters Jo & Jeff bring a fearless Reiki approach to their teaching that creates a sense of confidence, knowledge and empowerment for you as a student. This thorough, hands-on training combines lecture, discussion, and real-life experience. Practice time includes giving and receiving a complete Reiki session using all the hand positions (including the use of all the Level 2 symbols). You will understand how to use Reiki in your everyday life for yourself, your family, friends, pets, plants, and so much more! Please inquire at Higher Self Bookstore with any questions.  You will receive Certification for both Reiki Level 1 and Level 2.  Cost for the 2-day training: $399.  Pre-registration is required.

Learn To Journey

Sunday, February 24 @ 10:00 – 4:00pm 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, the divine, and the spirit world. Shamanic Journeying is the oldest method used by mankind to connect spiritually to all that is for personal empowerment, divination and healing. 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

Journey Circle

Wednesday, February 27, 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.

Reiki Master Training

Saturday & Sunday, March 2 & 3 with Jeff & Jo Currier

Become a Reiki Master along the banks of the Boardman River and the West Bay! This is a two-day intensive course. It includes: The complete Reiki III Usui/Tibetan Master attunement, Instruction on how to give Reiki attunements for Reiki 1 & 2, ART, and full Reiki Master, and the Healing attunement, the Usui system of attunements is taught as well as the Usui/Tibetan system used by the Center, two Tibetan symbols are given for a total of six, lots of practice time doing attunements, Advanced Reiki meditation that harmonizes the energy of the chakras, and the values and spiritual orientation of a true Reiki Master. Instruction is given on the Usui system of attunements as well as the Tibetan system. Other variations are also outlined in the class manual. Class time includes practice so each student becomes confident in administering Reiki attunements; students practice giving attunements on each other so that each student receives many attunements. The Healing attunement is given and received by all students. This class is a powerful growth and healing experience. A class manual is included that gives detailed steps for giving all the attunements. Cost: $450

Shirley Southerland – Intuitive Readings, A Ministry of Angels

Thursday, March 7 – Monday, March 11; Open to Close

We are happy to welcome Shirley to Higher Self Bookstore for her first visit of 2019! She has been a regular guest at Higher Self for over 24 years, and we are excited to again have her here.  She is traveling once from Virginia to Michigan to communicate with YOUR angels and YOUR guides. Shirley, an ordained minister and teacher, has developed an astounding ability to communicate directly… with anyone’s angels. She has found these guides very eager to share their view of your life circumstances with you and provide very specific guidance for your life’s fulfillment.  $85 for one-half hour, $130 for one-hour reading.

Ways To Wellness/ Higher Self Bookstore Women’s Retreat – Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24

Seeking Your True, Purpose-Aligned, Internal, Eternal Self
Each of us has a divine role to play, a mission that we were born to accomplish.  All of the yearning and tugging, the confusion and disappoint that we experience, is the way our soul urges us to fulfill this great desire of our heart – to accomplish our divine purpose on earth.  When we experience anxiety, unhappiness, or any emotion that feels deeply uncomfortable, our divine self is asking us to pay attention, to connect and reconnect time and time again, with our soul’s true purpose.  But so many of us are asking, “How do we connect with that part of us that knows EXACTLY what this divine purpose is?”  Join a group of like-minded “soul sisters” as we come together to nurture our inner spiritual selves, to discover our core truths, and to delve deeply into ways of accessing our own personal wells of truth.   Once you access the true essence of your divine role, your reason for being here now, you’ll discover that joy, fulfillment, and abundance easily flows in and around you.  This is an opportunity to now choose to fulfill your soul’s urging to begin your transformational journey.

Ways To Wellness and Higher Self Bookstore will be sponsoring our third Women’s Residential Retreat at the beautiful Kettunen Center near Tustin, MI, just 15 min south of Cadillac; this is only an hour and ten-minute drive from Midland or an hour and 15 min drive from Traverse City.  We have booked our own private lodge for this special weekend of rejuvenation, conversation, learning and sharing.  Spend time in a beautiful nature setting with like-minded women as we come together for personal growth and renewal; also, we encourage you to see this as an opportunity for taking some well-deserved time for yourself as you empower your mind and spirit.  Activities will include morning Tai Chi, mediations, presentations, energy work, creative expression, and so much more!  The Kettunen Center gladly accommodates special menu requests including Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan.  (Please be sure to let Jo know if you have any dietary requests.) Space is limited, and this event does sell out. Total cost for the weekend will be an unbelievably low price of $311 per person, including all meals and lodging.  RSVP and deposit of $100 (non-refundable) due by February 6, 2019 – full payments may be made at any time; final balance payments due March 1, 2019.

 

Looking Ahead to March:

 

Community Meditation & Satsang

Every Tuesday in March:  5, 12, 19, & 26 @ 7pm – 8:30pm with Higher Self Staff

 

Deeksha Blessing and Meditation   

Thursday, March 7 & 21 @ 6:00 – 7:30pm with Jane Hale

Yoga Nidra

Tuesday, March 12, @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm with Naomi Cole

 

Reiki Share

Wednesday, March 13 @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm with Higher Self Staff

 

Journey Circle

Wednesday, March 27 @ 7:00 – 8:30pm

 

 

Other Exciting Events:

Awaken Your Jaguar: The Lost Art of Shamanic Heart Navigation

April 12-14 in Traverse City, MI with Jeff Nixa JD, MDiv.

  • Friday 7p-9p: Welcome, Introductory talk, book-signing (love donation)
  • Saturday 9a-5p: The Shamanic Heart Path: Ancient Wisdom for Navigating Modern Life, $65
  • Sunday 9a-5p: Fire Talks: Introduction to Shamanic Counseling methods, $65

Overview

The most important task we have is to discover what we are here for: to know our soul’s purpose and to bring that unique gift- our ‘medicine’- fully alive in the world.  But how do we find our true purpose?  Who can be trusted to show us?  And how do we begin living a life more aligned to our hearts without falling back into old patterns of helplessness, anxiety, busyness, or self-doubt?

This weekend program will introduce you to the powerful healing and empowering practices of the Heart Path, a soulful, time-tested, strength-based approach to living rooted in the earth-honoring spiritual traditions of world shamanism. Saturday’s workshop will provide an overview of shamanic healing with key practices for awakening one’s “inner jaguar”, the instinctual power and capability of the heart.  Sunday’s program will expand on Saturday’s work and teach a basic Fire Talk (shamanic counseling) practice for breaking old patterns by directly engaging with the spirits of our inner fears and wounding patterns in a safe and structured way that can transform our deepest fears into our greatest allies and teachers.

 

 

Summoning Your Shamanic Power

May 10 – 13, 2019 in Midland, MI; June 14 – 16, 2019 in Traverse City, MI with Jeff Currier

  • Friday 6:30p-9p: Welcome! and Introductory Talk – Setting the Stage for the work
  • Saturday 10a-5p: Unlocking Your Personal Power
  • Sunday 10a-4p: Using Power Properly

Overview:

In this weekend workshop, we will take a deep look at using and reclaiming personal power and the proper use of power in an empowering and new way using shamanic concepts and methodologies.

On Saturday, we start to explore power – “Unlocking Your Personal Power”, we will look at how fear comes into our lives, both the conscious and unconscious ways that it manifests.  When we learn how to transmute our fear into personal power, we can dream and create the life that we desire for ourselves.  We will recapture the power you have within yourself, and in doing so, embrace the light within your heart. Once this transmutation of fear has occurred, we can then harness the personal power that it provides. We will also take a deep look at personal power and the various ways we give it away as well as the ways that it is taken from us.  We will also look at the concept (that is much discussed) of “The Divine Feminine” and propose a new approach to this energy and how it relates to our personal power.  “The Divine Feminine” applies equally to men and women and is often misunderstood or misconstrued, creating fear and conflict amongst us. As you begin to reclaim your personal power you will begin to feel your(true)self, your soul; you will gain a lightness, a new way of being that will enable you to create and bring into reality the life path you desire.  Investment: $75.

On Sunday we will begin to learn the techniques to bring back our personal power for ourselves and for others.  We will meet and develop relationships with spirit allies that will aid us in developing a stronger sense of our personal will and power, allies that keep us protected and safe.  We will learn to harness the power of locations that can become power spots for us, leaving us grounded and power filled.  Finally, we will look at and work on ways we have improperly used our power and how we can correct that going forward.  Through awareness of our words and actions we will see how we can stand in our power in any situation or event.  Investment: $75.

Learnings from this weekend program will include:

  • Understanding fear and harnessing it to empower you.
  • The Divine Feminine and its application to both Men and Women.
  • A new way to see and deal with conflict without disempowering ourselves or others.
  • Meet Power Allies for use in your life and work
  • How to do Power Retrievals for yourself and others
  • What grounding really is and how to ensure you’ll no longer be knocked off center in your daily life.
  • Practicing discernment and recognizing how it differs from judgement in a compassionate, heart-felt way.
  • Express your personal power and energy from your heart rather than being caught up in our head and thoughts.
  • Integrating your personal power and energies to eliminate cyclic behaviors and karmic cycles.

Investment: $200

 

Individual Soul Portraits and Personal Reading with Katherine Skaggs

May 7 & 8 @ Open to Close each day.  Cost:  $235

 

NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) Certification for Auricular Acupuncture Training

with Barbara Starke, RN, FNP-BC, HTCI/P-BC, NADA ADS/Trainer

May 31, June 1 & 2 @ 8:30am – 5:30pm each day in Midland at Ways To Wellness.  Cost:  $470

 

 

 

2019 Reiki Training:

Reiki Master Training

March 2 & 3 @ 10am – 5:30pm each day

 

Advanced Reiki Training

April 27 @ 10am – 5:30pm

Reiki 1 & 2

October 19 & 20 @ 10am – 5:30pm each day

Crystal Reiki

November 16 & 17 @ 10am – 5:30pm each day

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