February 26, 2019

Upcoming Class Descriptions

Higher Self 

Upcoming Classes & Events– September 2019

313 E. Front, Traverse City, MI 49684

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

Sync Your Calendar With Ours!

Sacred Belly Dance for Beginners

Sunday, September 1 @ 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

Community Meditation & Satsang

Every Tuesday in September:  3, 10, 17, 24 @ 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, September 5 & 19 @ 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

Tarot Class – Learning the Universal Language

Four consecutive Fridays, Beginning September 6 @ 6:30 – 8:30pm 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.
9/06/19-History of Tarot and its uses. Major and Minor Arcana. The Numbers of Tarot.

9/13/19-Symbols and Elements

9/20/19-Colors and Connections

9/27/19-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

Oracle Card Destiny Class

Saturday, September 7 @ 1:00 – 3:00pm with Tara Pobuda

Join Tara Pobuda for a journey into learning how to read Oracle Cards. The class will help you interpret your cards and to recognize your personal relationship with your deck. We will also learn different facets of taking care of your Oracle Deck and different spreads when doing readings. You are more than welcome to bring your personal decks to this event.  Cost: $20

Rebirthing Ourselves: A Sacred Drumming Intensive

Sunday, September 8 @ 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

Costs: Register before August 8th: $200 (all classes)

Register between August 8th and August 22nd: $225 (all classes)

Register after August 22nd: $250

Drop into the first class: $50

Yoga Nidra

Wednesday, September 11 @ 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, September 11 @ 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!

Linda Lile Book Signing

Friday, September 13 @ 12:00 – 5:00pm

Award winning author of Inspirational Children’s Books: Nonnie, What’s God? and Whose Birthday Is It?

These books are about family connections and spiritual guidance sharing love and lifelong traditions of family.

Stop in the store and meet this fantastic author and purchase a signed copy of her books.  You’ll get a chance to hear the stories that lead up to the inspirational work that she has created.

Linda Dolan Intuitive Readings

Saturday, September 14 @ 10:00 – 6:00pm

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.

Introduction to Ayurveda

Sunday, September 15 @ 1:00pm – 3:00pm with Adele Kieras 

Are you interested in Ayurveda but not sure where to start? This introduction to the oldest healing science will:

– Give an overview of the fundamental principles of Ayurveda

– Explore daily practices that support health and well-being

– Inform about doshas and your unique constitution

– Discover basics of Ayurveda diet and nutrition

– Discuss benefits of following nature’s rhythms

– Practice Ayur-Yoga postures (please wear comfortable clothing)

– Relax and nourish with a self-oil massage of feet and lower legs (modified

abhyanga)

$15.00 donation

Adele Kieras MA, E-RYT 500, MOG.  Adele has been teaching yoga for 17 years. She was introduced to Ayurveda 10 years ago and is currently a student of Ayurveda at The Ayurvedic Institute and the Kripalu School of Ayurveda.

Foot Reflexology Sessions

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

$35 for 1/2 hr, $70 for an 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.

Journey Circle 

Wednesday, September 25 @ 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.

Hacking Your Life Through Numerology

Friday, September 28 @ 6:00 – 8:00pm with Tara Pobuda

Working with Numbers can be a Universal Language that surrounds our everyday lives. Our

names, our birth dates, and our destiny’s call can help us determine Higher Understandings of

ourselves. Learning the secrets of numbers has the ability to validate our emotions and lessons

that keep coming back to us and breaking the cycles that seem to limit us. The course of study

provides a systematic understanding and a worksheet to get the basic structures of numerology

down. Cost is $20

Looking Ahead to October:

Dreaming Images That Heal: An experiential workshop in Active Dreaming

October 4-6, 2019

Friday, October 4 (7pm – 9pm), Saturday, October 5 (9am – 5pm), Sunday, October 6 (10am – 3pm)

If you have ever wanted to study and practice the dreaming work of Robert Moss, this is the event for you.  Topics that will be covered include: Active Dreaming, Dreaming the Chakras, Healing the Soul, Dreaming Into the Creative Self, Journey with the Archetypes of the Tarot, Dreaming Into True Power

Details of the event and agenda can be found here:  http://www.dreamingjulie.com/traversecity19.html

This is a rare opportunity to study with dream teachers from different parts of the world! Information about the workshop can be found in the links above or by going to my website here:  http://www.dreamingjulie.com/workshops.html   Info on the Five, Quintessential, Dream Teachers can be found here: http://www.dreamingjulie.com/quintessential-5-dreamer-teachers.html

Five dream teachers, two amazing workshops in Michigan! I hope to dream with you all at this October workshop!  Cost:  $260 before September 15; $300 thereafter    Sweet Dreams

Community Meditation & Satsang

Every Tuesday in October:  1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 7pm – 8:30pm with Higher Self Staff

Deeksha Blessing and Meditation   

Thursday, October 10 & 24 @ 6:00 – 7:30pm with Jane Hale

Yoga Nidra

Tuesday, October 15 @ 5:30 – 6:30pm with Naomi Cole

Reiki Share

Wednesday, October 16 @ 7:00 – 8:30pm with Higher Self Staff

Linda Dolan Intuitive Readings

Saturday, October 14 @ 10:00 – 7:00pm

Reiki 1 & 2 Training

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

Metaphysical Fair – Final Fair of 2019

Saturday, October 26th, 10:00am – 6:00pm (Our Halloween version of fun)

Join us some Halloween fun and for the opportunity to gather guidance and information as you move into autumn.  We will all be dressed in costume and invite each of you to come in your favorite outfits.  Many of your favorite readers will be at the fair on this weekend. Cost: $10 for 10 minutes (with some exceptions). Get the most out of your session by having your questions ready! Join your community in this fun-filled event!

Learn To Journey

Sunday, October 27 @ 11:00am – 5:00pm with Jeff Currier 

Journey Circle 

Wednesday, October 30 @ 7:00 – 8:30pm with Jeff Currier 

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.

Other Exciting Events:

Light Consciousness Event

September 21 -22 @ Park Place Hotel, Traverse City, MI

Purchase tickets online at Sherrylord.com

Coming to Traverse City, Michigan September 21 & 22nd. What does spirit have in store for you.  Presenters will share insights, energy, forecasts and divine messages with you. The Light Consciousness Event is a 48-hour opportunity to shift your consciousness, to shift your energy, and to move into the place of your true heart’s desire.  All of the presenters are here to assist with the individual spiritual growth that the audience is seeking.  When you leave the event, you can expect to have your individual and collective consciousness shifted as well as your personal vibration raised.  You’ll receive profound bubbles of energy from each of the speakers and their presentations.

The Light Consciousness Event will be a unique experience due to its highly interactive nature.  Sherry Lord has assembled a variety of diverse people for you to hear and learn from.  They are leaders in their fields that are bringing in the new energy.  They have integrated the lessons and teachings from the established leaders of the last few decades and now have created new thoughts and ideas, making it their own, creating relevance for this day and age.  Through the Event, you will experience the new energy of these new times.

We are all in this moment feeling the shifting that is going on.  There are so many things that are happening in the world and in the cosmos that are creating the need for movement and change.  This is an opportunity to use that movement in the direction of ascension after shedding the old.

At the Light Consciousness Event, you will experience top psychic mediums from throughout Michigan.  You will learn what the energy of 2020 will be like, making time for Spirit, receive individual channeled messages, learn about connecting with orbs and the messages from them, experience spiritual hypnosis, and much more.  Annie Clark will be the Keynote Speaker, and she’ll be signing her book She Grabbed Her White Jacket.

There are times when shifts can only happen in the presence of a collective group energy.  The Light Consciousness Event promises to be a powerful personal experience.

Amazing talented Speakers, Including Art & Music (concert) For more Info and purchase Tickets go to www.sherrylord.com.  Jo and Jeff will be speaking at this event, presenting “Listening To Spirit’s Call”.

2019 Reiki Training: 

Reiki 1 & 2 Training

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

Crystal Reiki Training

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

Online scheduling

Sync Your Calendar With Ours!

313 E. Front, Traverse City, MI 49684

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

Online scheduling

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