February 26, 2019

Upcoming Class Descriptions

Higher Self 

Upcoming Classes & Events – February 2020

313 E. Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684



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Community Writing

Each Monday, February 3,10,17, & 24 @ 6:30 – 7:30pm with Tara Pobuda

Join Tara every Monday in February for community writing. Writing is very influential to our Higher Selves. Each course starts out with free writing and putting our minds into the healthy state of NOW. After the warm-up, there will be weekly assignments and free styled discussions, interpretations, and meditative work-outs to bring the best of ourselves on a piece of paper. This class will help you channel your Universal Mind and teach you different perspectives of growth within your greater being. Paper and pens will be provided but would prefer you to bring the materials for writing due to your personal connection with the tools themselves. All ages and all people are welcome. Cost: $5

Community Meditation & Satsang

Every Tuesday in February: 4, 11, 18 & 25 @ 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, February 6 &20 @ 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

Learn The Universal Language of Spirit

Four consecutive Fridays, Beginning February 7 @ 7:00 – 9:00pm with Tara Pobuda

2/7 – Numerology, 2/14 – Colors, 2/21 – Symbols, 2/28 – Elements

This class is a 4-part series taking you on a journey of learning the Universal Language of 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. This class will help you understand the everyday signs of recognition to enhance your Life.  Each and every class is different. The Four-Part Course of study is every Friday from 7-9pm.  Cost: $15

Sound Bath

Saturday, February 8 @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm

A Sound Bath Meditation is a gentle yet powerful experience for the mind, body and soul. While resting comfortably; a short, guided meditation will prepare you to receive the healing vibrations of Tibetan and Crystal Singing Bowls, Chakra, Ocean and Native Drums, Rain Stick, Wind and Chau Gongs and Wind Chimes. Sound vibrations will wash over and through you.- leading you to a deep physical relaxation and meditative state.

Please dress warmly and comfortably and PLEASE bring comfort items such as a sleeping bag, lounge chair, blankets, pillow or other props to add to your comfort during this reclined practice.  Cost: $15

Sacred Belly Dance for Beginners & Sacred Hula

Sunday, February 9 Sacred Belly Dancing 11:15am – 12:15pm with Amira Hamzar 

Sacred Hula Dancing 12:30 – 1:00pm with Amira Hamzar

As far back as the matriarchal Sumerian times, women danced, feminine deities were worshiped, and the Goddess was 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: Sacred Belly Dancing $13, Sacred Hula $7

Reiki Share 

No Reiki Share this month as we will be in Tucson

Sacred Relationships 

Thursday, February 13 @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm with Jeff Currier

All of our human life revolves around relationship with others in many forms – romantic, family, platonic, work, and friendships to name a few.  Each of these relationships hold a different energy.  Join Jo and Jeff to discover how to hold the highest intentions with the various people/relationships in your life.  Whether it’s to improve an existing relationship or to begin a new one.  And, yes, we will candidly share how to maintain a long-term sacred relationship with a partner.  And, no, you do not have to attend this class with that partner but it helps!  It’s a great start to your Valentine Day preparation.  Cost: $20 

Advanced Reiki Training

Saturday, February 15 @ 10am – 5:30pm with Jo & Jeff Currier

ART (Advanced Reiki Training, Level 3) — Learn Advanced Reiki along the banks of the Boardman River.  This is a 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.

Quantum Energy/Medical Intuitive Sessions

Saturday February 22 @ 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: $55 / 30 minutes and $111 / 60 minutes.

Foot Reflexology Sessions

Saturday, February 22 @11 am-6pm with Pat McGhan

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. As a professional botanist, she has used her knowledge of plants and their healing properties to develop a line of creams, oils and sprays to help provide balance of the physical, emotional or environmental aspects of our lives. These products are featured on her website (NaturesBalance.org) and are offered at the Higher Self Bookstore. Pat’s practice focuses on serving as a catalyst for each individual’s quest of consciousness of greater joy, love, compassion, purpose and truth.  $35 for 1/2 hour, $70 for an hour.

Tarot Workshop

Sunday, February 2311:00am – 5:00pm with Tara Pobuda

Learning Tarot by the book is not an easy task. There is actually an easier way to learn Tarot. By the time you leave this 6-hour workshop, you will know the basics of understanding Tarot. You will have the ability to read the cards when walking out the door. In this class you will be able to familiarize and recognize the basic symbols of Tarot. Bring in your favorite Tarot Deck or you may purchase a deck here at Higher Self Bookstore and get a 15% discount on the deck. This is an all-day event, so you may want to bring something to eat. Cost $100

Journey Circle

Wednesday, February 26 @ 7:00 – 8:30pm with Jeff Currier

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. 

Tucson Gem Show Reveal

Thursday, February 27 – Sunday, March 1 @ 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 & Zach’s) finds, the “treasures” we discovered at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.  We will 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…!

Looking Ahead to March:

Community Meditation & Satsang

Every Tuesday in March: 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 @ 7pm – 8:30pm with Higher Self Staff

Shirley Southerland

Thursday, March 5 – Monday, March 9 Open to Close each day

We are happy to welcome back Shirley to Higher Self Bookstore. She has been a regular guest at Higher Self for over 20 years and we are excited to have her here. She is traveling once again from Virginia to Michigan to communicate with YOUR angels and 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. For more information, or to book an appointment please call Higher Self Bookstore at 231-941-5805.

Deeksha Blessing and Meditation   

Thursday, March 5 & 19 @ 6:00 – 7:30pm with Jane Hale

Reiki Share

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

Summoning Your Personal Power

Friday, March 13 @ 6:30 – 8:30, Saturday, March 14 & Sunday March 15 @ 10am – 5:30pm with Jeff Currier

See Details below

Women’s Residential Retreat
Friday, March 20- Sunday, March 22 coordinated by Jo Currier
BALANCE, balance, BALANCE – See details below

Journey Circle

Wednesday, March 25 @ 7:00 – 8:30pm with Jeff Currier

Linda Dolan Readings

Saturday, March 2810:00am – 7:00pm

Sacred Drumming

Sunday, March 2211:30am – 1:00pm

Unfolding To The Beat

Sunday, March 22⋅2:00 – 8:30pm

2020 Reiki Training: 

Advanced Reiki Training

February 15 @ 10am – 5:30pm each day with Jeff & Jo Currier 

Reiki 1 & 2 Training

April 4 & 5 @ 10am – 5:30pm each day with Jeff & Jo Currier 

Summoning Your Personal Power Workshop

Friday, March 13 — Sunday, March 15 with Jeff Currier

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.  This life changing course will help unlock the barriers that exist to you fully stepping into your personal power and living the life that you most desire.  Experienced practitioners have found this course to be revolutionary in how they view and use power.   See website or google calendar for detailed information Investment: $200

• 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

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 it’s 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.

Ways To Wellness/Higher Self Bookstore Fourth Women’s Retreat 

Friday, March 20 – Sunday, March 22 


Our retreat happens immediately following the first equinox of the new decade!  Equinox is celebrated and honored as a time of balancing light and darkness, birth and death; it reminds us of the equalizing energies in and around our own personal lives. Knowing that this equinox happens in the spring when daylight starts to increase, we will be celebrating that the earth is preparing to “tip over” to more daylight.  Therefore, the spring equinox represents new light and life, new beginnings, seeds of change, and new pathways.  Now is the time to focus and move forward, in fresh, positive ways.  Are you ready?!?!?  Jump in to YOUR personal Self Equinox experience!

Spring Equinox — Self Equinox

Topics our guest presenters will be speaking on include Learning as You Go; Moving Beyond Grief; Creating Personal Balance; Visioning to Manifest Your Hopes, Goals, and Ambitions; Discovering Healthier Nutritional Lifestyles; and more.

Restorative practices include Gentle Yoga; Crystal Singing Bowl Experience; Morning Tai Chi; Energy and Wellness Sessions; Natural Outdoor Setting; and more. 


   Starts Friday, March 20 @ 4pm, Continues all day Saturday March 21, Ends Sunday, March 22 by 3pm


   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 and an hour from Traverse City. 

Accommodations and Food:

   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.  The Kettunen Center gladly accommodates special menu requests including Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan.  (Please be sure to let us know you register if you have any dietary requests.) 


   Total cost for the weekend will be $322 per person, including all meals and lodging, speakers and supplies.  RSVP and deposit of $100 (non-refundable) due by January 20, 2020 – full payments may be made at any time.  Final balance payments due March 11, 2019.  Please note – each of the other retreats have filled quickly so please sign up early.