February 26, 2019

Upcoming Class Descriptions

Higher Self 

Upcoming Classes & Events– January 2020

313 E. Front, Traverse City, MI 49684

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

Sync Your Calendar With Ours!

New Year’s Day – Store Closed

Wednesday, January 1

Inventory– Store Closed

Thursday, January 2

The Universal Language

Four consecutive Fridays, Beginning January 3 @ 7:00 – 9:00pm with Tara Pobuda

1/3 – Numerology, 1/10 – Colors, 1/17 – Symbols, 1/24 – 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

Community Writing

Each Monday, January 6,13,20, & 27 @ 6:30 – 7:30pm with Tara Pobuda

Join Tara every Monday in January 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 January: 7, 14, 21 & 28 @ 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, January 9 &23 @ 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

Warrior Heart Practice Workshop

Saturday, January 11 @ 1:00 – 3:00pm with Sandy Brown

The Warrior Heart Practice is a powerful new method to reconnect with our sense of authenticity and inner-knowing and realign with our true nature. Author of the bestselling book Warrior Goddess Training, HeatherAsh Amara has trained extensively in the Toltec tradition under the tutelage of don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements.  The Warrior Heart Practice is a revolutionary system based on the four chambered structure of the human heart. Walking through each of the four chambers—Feeling, Story, Truth, and Intent—readers learn to take stock of their current emotional and mental state and reframe their situation in a new healing light. Cost: $20, $10 with the purchase of the book Warrior Heart Practice

Sacred Belly Dance for Beginners & Sacred Hula

Sunday, January 12 Sacred Belly Dancing 11:15am – 12:15pm 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 

Wednesday, January 15 @ 7:00 – 8:30pm 

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 

The Akashic Records & 2020

Thursday, January 16, 20206:30 – 8:30pm with Jeff Currier 

The Akashic records are where all the information from our souls journey is kept and recorded. It is a written history of your past lives. In this class Jeff will explain what the akashic records are, how to access them and how you can use them to improve aspects in this lifetime. We will also explore them to see what 2020 has in store for you. You will leave with a new skill and tool to help improve your everyday life. Cost: $20.

METAPHYSICAL FAIR

Saturday, January 18, 202010:00am – 6:00pm

Start the New Year off right and find out what 2020 has in store for you, what goals and plans to make, and how to make the most of what 2020 may bring. 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 * Foot Reflexology * Numerology * Spirit/Power Animal Retrievals * Medium/Intuitive Readings * Refreshments*

No Journey Circle in January as we will be at the Tucson Gem Show

Looking Ahead to February:

Community Meditation & Satsang

Every Tuesday in February: 4, 11, 18, & 25 @ 7pm – 8:30pm with Higher Self Staff

Deeksha Blessing and Meditation   

Thursday, February 6 & 20 @ 6:00 – 7:30pm with Jane Hale

Sacred Belly Dance for Beginners

Sunday, February 9 @ 11:15am – 12:15pm with Amira Hamzar 

Reiki Share

Wednesday, February 12 @ 7:00 – 8:30pm with Higher Self Staff

Advanced Reiki Training

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

Journey Circle

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

Gem Show Reveal

Thursday, February 27 – Sunday, March 1 open to close each day

Learn To Journey

Saturday, February 29 @ 10am – 4:00pm with Jeff Currier

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 

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.

Looking Ahead to December:

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 

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

2020 Workshops
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. Click here for all the details.  Investment: $200
Women’s Retreat
Friday, March 20- Sunday, March 22
BALANCE, balance, BALANCECan a RETREAT change the direction your life is heading?
If you feel mired in the past or in past emotions…  
If your relationships, your job, your thoughts “don’t fit” any more…  
If you need a BIG BOOST of inspiration…
If you really need to balance your time and personal energy… 
If you’re seeking an illuminated path to transform how you are living… 
then THIS is the retreat for you!  
Why?  Well, besides this being an opportunity to experience a feminine coming together filled with the perfect blend of restorative balance and empowering speakers, multiple energetic happenings make this an excellent time to change your destiny and to connect with your own deep, innate wisdom.

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.  

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, 2020.  Please note – each of the other retreats have filled quickly so please sign up early.