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Higher Self 

Upcoming Classes & Events– April 2019

313 E. Front, Traverse City, MI 49684


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Meet Your Spirit Guides

Thursday, March 28 @ 6:30 – 8:30pm

Meeting your spirit guides is one of the first steps in developing your intuition and a key factor in accessing more synchronicity and guidance in your life. Your guides have always been with you and they are excited to start working with you in a larger capacity. In this workshop you will learn: What is a spirit guide, what they do for you, how to approach meeting them, signs they have already influenced you, how they have been communicating with you up until now, and the different ways you can communicate with them. We will have a guided meditation to meet them and time for Q&A. Bring your journal. Cost: $20

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Metaphysical Fair

Saturday, March 30 from 10:00am – 6:00pm

Just after the spring equinox where we move back into the time when the light takes over!  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 * Past Life Information * Spirit/Power Animal Retrievals * Medium/Intuitive Readings * Shamanic Astrology * Medical Intuitive * Refreshments* Henna*

Sacred Drumming

Monday, April 1 @ 6:30 – 8:00pm with Dede Alder

Dede Alder will show you how to use the drum to clear, ground, transform, express, and vibrate your being. This workshop will explore using the drum as a tool for spirituality and magic. The drum has the ability to shake things loose and focus your whole being. This workshop will include technique, ritual, and meditation. All skill levels are welcome, some drums provided. Cost $20.


Community Meditation & Satsang

Every Tuesday in April:  2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 @ 7 – 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.

The Aries Experience

Wednesday, April 3 @ 6:30 – 8:30pm with Zach Weisbarth

Join Astrologer Zach Weisbarth for his new series of embodied astrology where we will be exploring everything Aries. This class will include guided meditations and ceremonies allowing you to fully explore your Aries Nature and further you along your spiritual path. Learn practical tips and techniques for connecting with the Sacred Warrior that exists within us all! If you would like a print out of your natal chart please arrive with your birth time, date, and location. All astrological signs welcome!  Cost: $20

Deeksha Blessing and Meditation   

Thursday, April 4 & 18 @ 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


New Moon Circle

Friday, April 5 @ 6:00 – 8:00pm with Amy White

Join us at Higher Self Book Shop Friday, April 5, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm for a New Moon Circle! The New Moon represents beginnings. It is a potent time to connect with ourselves, our purpose and what we want to grow both personally & globally. Through meditation, journaling & sharing we will plant seeds and set intentions for our hopes, dreams and goals. Please bring writing materials. We hope you can join us!

$10 suggested Love Donation.


Yoga Nidra

Tuesday, April 9 @ 5:30 – 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. The whole practice is guided while lying on your back with the use of props and blankets.

Cost: By Donation


Reiki Share

Wednesday, April 10 @ 7:00 – 8:30pm with Higher Self Staff

We hold a Reiki Share at Higher Self the Wednesday of the second full week 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!

Life Without Stress

Thursday, April 11 @ 6:30 – 8:30pm with Jeff Currier

We live in a stressful world that is draining us of our vitality and will to live a fulfilling life. Join Jeff as he shares some insights around stress in today’s world and some simple yet practical ways we can begin to reduce the amount of stress we experience. As we are stressed less our health and well-being improve. You’ll learn how to move away from stress and more towards happiness and eventually joy.  If you’re tired of living under the weight of the stress you have this will be the class for you. Cost: $20


Awaken Your Jaguar: The Lost Art of Shamanic Heart Navigation

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

Feeling lost?  Stuck?  Adrift?  Join Jeff Nixa for a relaxing weekend of ancient wisdom and practices for finding your soul’s way home.  Learn how to navigate the most difficult terrain of your life with vision, confidence, and new power.

  • 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

Full Moon Circle

Friday, April 19 @ 6:00 – 8:00pm with Amy White

Join us in celebration of the lunar cycles! The Full Moon is an energy amplifier. By working with this energy we can harness it to benefit our lives. This workshop will include journaling, meditation, astrology, and more.
Please bring writing materials. We hope you can join us! $10 suggested love donation.

Tarot Class – Learning the Universal Language

Four consecutive Fridays, Beginning April 19 @ 6:30 – 8:00pm with Tara Pobuda

Tarot Classes – Learning the Universal Language, Numbers, Colors, Symbols, Elements, and the importance of soul guidance. Tarot is a divine tool that guides you through a greater understanding of self and therefore opens a horizon of experience. The basis of understanding the art of the cards dates back hundreds of years and it reveals truth in connection to the Higher Self and those around you.

The Four-Part Course of study is every Friday at 6:30pm. You are not required to attend all four
classes. The following is a general description of what is to come as the course progresses.

4/19/19-History of Tarot and its uses. Major and Minor Arcana. The Numbers of Tarot.
4/26/19-Symbols and Elements
5/3/19-Colors and Connections
5/10/19-Royalty and Relationships

Please be sure to bring a personal Rider-Waite Deck to class. To know if you’re deck follows the Rider-Waite system, there should be a reference on the copyright page with a description of the deck stating it is based on Rider-Waite Tarot or not. If you sign up for the class and need a deck, Higher Self Bookstore will give class participants 15% off a deck.  Materials for studying will be provided.  Cost: $20 per class

Journey Circle 

Wednesday, April 24 @ 7:00 – 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.

Fear as an Ally

Thursday, April 25 @ 6:30 – 8:30pm with Jeff Currier 

FEAR !  It freezes us, it stops us, it holds us back.  Imagine a life where fear no longer has that kind of power over you.  In fact, imagine a life where fear becomes your ally and friend allowing you to experience your life in the way your heart and head combined want to experience it.  Join Jeff, Shamanic Healer and Hypnotherapist, as he shows you how to unlock the potential that lies behind fear giving you tools and techniques that will turn things around for you, freeing you to live the life you desire.  Cost: $20

Advanced Reiki Training

Saturday, April 27 @ 10am – 5:30pm with Jo & Jeff Currier
ART (Advanced Reiki Training) with Jo & Jeff Currier.  Learn Advanced Reiki along the banks of the Boardman River. This one-day intensive includes: the Usui Master symbol & attunement which increases the strength of your Reiki energy and increases the effectiveness of the Reiki II symbols; a Reiki meditation that strengthens the mind and expands consciousness; and advanced techniques for using Reiki to solve problems and achieve goals. You’ll learn about the use of crystals and stones with Reiki and how to make a Reiki grid that will continue to send Reiki to yourself and others after it is charged. Finally, an exercise will be given for those planning to take Reiki Master training. You must take ART if you want to take Reiki Master.

Prerequisite: Reiki 1 & 2. Cost: $250.  Pre-registration is required.

Sacred Drumming

Monday, April 29 @ 6:30 – 8:00pm with Dede Alder

Dede Alder will show you how to use the drum to clear, ground, transform, express, and vibrate your being. This workshop will explore using the drum as a tool for spirituality and magic. The drum has the ability to shake things loose and focus your whole being. This workshop will include technique, ritual, and meditation. All skill levels are welcome, some drums provided. Cost $20.

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Looking Ahead to May:


Community Meditation & Satsang

Every Tuesday in May:  7, 14, 21, 28 @ 7pm – 8:30pm with Higher Self Staff


Individual Soul Portraits and Personal Reading with Katherine Skaggs

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

Each Soul Portrait is an intuitive painting revealing aspects of your true spirit through powerful, vibrant color and energy patterns on canvas. In an individual private session, you will receive a divinely guided, channeled portrait, alive with vital, high-frequency energy, providing healing, awakening, soul retrieval, soul remembering and inspiration. The soul portrait acts as a doorway, creating its own energy grid, giving you greater access to your higher, multi-dimensional self. Soul Portraits are an avenue to connect to your true spirit, beauty and divine nature. While she is capturing your portrait, you are receiving a reading of all the information that is coming in. Each session lasts an hour and you will receive your 16″ x 20″ canvas of your soul. You may find more information at Katherines site https://katherineskaggs.com/services/soul-portraits/

Call 231-941-5805 to schedule your session.

Deeksha Blessing and Meditation   

Thursday, May 9 & 23 @ 6:00 – 7:30pm with Jane Hale

Yoga Nidra

Tuesday, May 14 @ 5:30 – 6:30pm with Naomi Cole


Reiki Share

Wednesday, May 15 @ 7:00 – 8:30pm with Higher Self Staff


Sherry Lord Intuitive Readings

May 23 – May 26 @ Open to Close


Lemurian Being Workshop

Sunday, May 26 @ 12-4pm with Sherry Lord


Journey Circle

Wednesday, May 29 @ 7:00 – 8:30pm


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Other Exciting Events:


Summoning Your Shamanic Power

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


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. Investment: $200

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.

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.

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


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: 

Advanced Reiki Training

April 27 @ 10am – 5:30pm


Reiki 1 & 2 Training

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

Crystal Reiki Training

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

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