January 19, 2016

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Higher Self 

Upcoming Classes & Events– November 2019

313 E. Front, Traverse City, MI 49684


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Shirley Southerland – Intuitive Readings, A Ministry of Angels

Thursday, October 31 – Monday, November 4; Open to Close

We are happy to welcome Shirley to Higher Self Bookstore. She has been a regular guest at Higher Self for over 24 years, and we are excited to again have her here again.  She is traveling 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.

Community Meditation & Satsang

Every Tuesday in November:  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.

Deeksha Blessing and Meditation   

Thursday, November 7 @ 6:00 – 7:30pm with Jane Hale

Jane Hale traveled to India in 2006 to receive training and initiation from Sri Amma-Bhagavan, the founders of the Oneness Blessing, also known as “Deeksha”. Deeksha is a transmission of divine energy which begins a process of neuro-biological shifts within the brain. When linear information in the parietal lobes is reduced, the recipient can feel a sense of boundless awareness and connection. Each transmission helps recipients learn to embody the great silence and peace, linking each of us to a more universal experience. Jane has been facilitating Deeksha in various settings, including the Higher Self Bookstore, for more than 13 years. In addition, she offers classes and sessions in T’aiji Gong, Movement Therapy and other healing arts.  Cost: $15 Minimum Donation

Quantum Energy/Medical Intuitive Sessions

Saturday November 9, 11:00-7:00pm with Kathleen Sherman

A Medical Intuitive, Channel, and Reiki Master, Kathleen combines Medical Intuition, Shamanism and Quantum Energy Healing for soul realignment using intuitive senses while being guided by Spirit to look inside the energetic field and help release any blocks, lower energies or attachments, and return them back to the original blueprint of light and love. She is able to view past lives and to guide clients to healing through all space and time. Kathleen also can teach each individual how to heal themselves and to open to their own ascension. I look forward to working with each and every soul with love! Cost: $40 / 30 minutes and $80 / 60 minutes.


Sacred Belly Dance for Beginners

Sunday, November 10 @ 11:00am – 12:00pm with Amira Hamzar 

As far back as the matriarchal Sumerian times, women danced, feminine deities were worshiped, and the Goddess was seen as the creatrix and nurturer.  Throughout history, what became known as Belly Dance was passed down and has expressed these qualities.  These movements harmonized with the Moon phases and connected the dancers to the celestial rhythms.  Women today can utilize these same dance movements to help balance their energies.  All ages, sizes and shapes welcome.  No dance experience necessary.  Cost: $13

Sacred Hula Dance Class: Pele

Sunday, November 10, 12:30 – 1pm with Amira Hamzar

I will teach the technique and then later the choreography that is traditionally done in honor of the volcano Goddess Pele. Cost: $7


Rebirthing Ourselves: A Sacred Drumming Intensive

Sunday, November 10 @ 2:00pm – 6:00pm with Dede Alder 

This 5-month intensive series is designed to use the drum and rhythms to revitalize and rebirth our spirits. This group will meet monthly for a 4-hour session and over the course of these sessions we will move through ritual, grounding, meditation, singing, sacred rhythms, shamanic work, goddess history, and dance ritual. All while learning a solid foundation of technique on the frame drum. This class is designed to shake loose the stuck parts of ourselves and truly connect to the rhythms of the earth and ourselves. We will move through our past to renew and rebirth ourselves into our new life.

Dates: Sundays 2-6pm: Sept 8th, Oct 13th, Nov 10th, Dec 1st, Dec 22nd

Cost: $250

Drumming for Wellness

Monday, November 11 @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm with Dede Alder

The drum is medicine. It harmonizes our mind, heals our body, and energizes our spirit. Group drumming only increases the vibrations and energy we create. In the interactive workshop, we will use the drum to harmonize ourselves through play, song, dance, and rhythmic stillness. The drum will be the vehicle that transports us to connection, wellness, stillness, and joy. All skill levels and all drums are welcome (some provided). $15 per person

Yoga Nidra

Wednesday, November 13 @ 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: Suggested $10 Donation


Reiki Share

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

We hold a Reiki Share at Higher Self on 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!


Working with Crystals 

Thursday, November 14, 6:30pm – 8:30pm with Jeff Currier 

So, you love the crystals and stones and have bought a few — now what do you do with them?  In this course, we will show you how you can incorporate crystals in your home, work, and personal life. We will look into the following topics: Crystal Grids, Laying of Stones, Gem Essence, Pendulum Dowsing, and Muscle Testing — Much more. Bring any of your crystals you’d like to the class to work with them on what is presented or have identified. Cost: $20.

Crystal Reiki Training

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

In this crystal healing course, you will learn how to use Reiki with crystals to create balance in your mental/emotional fields as well as balancing your chakras. Join Jeff, our Geologist, Reiki Master and Shamanic Practitioner. He will explain how crystals can be used to change and enhance the energy around us including our homes, meditation areas, and workplaces for healing and manifesting. As part of your class registration you’ll receive a 30-page manual and a crystal kit including all 55 stones needed for the exercises in class plus a fabric case to keep them in. This is a two-day intensive course. In this crystal healing course you will learn: How to clear the aura and strengthen the etheric field | How to balance and activate the chakras | How crystal energy can cleanse the mental and emotional field | How to use crystal energy and Reiki to develop healthy mental and emotional processes | How to work with crystals to send healing energy to the earth | Methods to step out of ego and into higher consciousness | How to cleanse, program and nurture your crystals 3 powerful crystal healing formations | An introduction to crystal grids for distant healing. Prerequisite training: Reiki Level II. Cost: $300. Pre-Registration Required.

Journey Circle 

Monday, November 25 @ 7:00 – 8:30pm with Jeff Currier  (NOTE Day Change)

Journey Circle – Connect to All That.  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.

Thanksgiving Day – Store Closed 

Thursday, November 22 

Small Business Saturday 

Saturday, November 30 @ 10:00am – 7:00pm 

Shop Small, Shop Local.  Come down and visit Traverse City’s own Higher Self Bookstore.  An independent book and spiritual gifts store.  We’ve been serving the community for 30 years and look forward to being here for you for another 30.

Foot Reflexology Sessions

Saturday, November 30 @ 10:00 – 6:00pm with Pat McGhan

$35 for 1/2 hour, $70 for 1 hour

Pat has worked with a variety of healing modalities for over 18 years. She is a certified reflexologist, aromatherapist and Usui Reiki Master in addition to a Master of Science in plant sciences. She draws from additional skills in flower essences, herbology, Emotional Freedom Technique, meridian and chakra balancing, and crystal healing. She combines a number of these healing modalities with her empathic/intuitive skills to help others find and maintain balance in their physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies. One of her favorite and highly effective offerings combines reiki energy balancing with reflexology and application of therapeutic grade essential oils.

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Looking Ahead to December:

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Community Meditation & Satsang

Every Tuesday in December:  3,10 & 17 @ 7pm – 8:30pm with Higher Self Staff


Drumming for Wellness

Monday, December 2 @ 2:00pm – 6:00pm with Dede Alder


Reiki Share

Wednesday, December 11 @ 7:00 – 8:30pm with Higher Self Staff


Ladies Night 

Thursday, December 12 @ 5:00 – 9:00pm  


Deeksha Blessing and Meditation   

Thursday, December 19 @ 6:00 – 7:30pm with Jane Hale


Men’s Night 

Thursday, December 19 @ 5:00 – 9:00pm  

Foot Reflexology Sessions

Saturday, December 21 @ 10:00 – 6:00pm with Pat McGhan


Christmas Eve Day – Store Closed at 4pm 

Tuesday, December 24 

Christmas Day and Day After– Store Closed 

Wednesday, December 25 & Thursday, December 26 

New Year’s Eve Day – Store Closed at 4pm 

Tuesday, December 31 

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2020 Reiki Training: 

Advanced Reiki Training

January 18 @ 10am – 5:30pm


Reiki Master Training

February 15 & 16 @ 10am – 5:30pm each day


Reiki 1 & 2 Training

April 4 & 5 @ 10am – 5:30pm each day

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