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Conscious Aging Workshop SeriesMeaford, ON  March 31-July 7th every other Thursday afternoon 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
To Register, contact Amber Knott 519 538-1060 ext. 1200 aknott@meaford.ca https://lnkd.in/e9XTKAp 12115553_10153664369192422_7716424410471290604_n
A “senior boom” is happening in American life, and it’s getting bigger by the day. Until very recently, most of the attention paid to this phenomenon has focused on retirement options, pension plans, health care challenges, medical ethics, and research on the biology of aging and the prolongation of life.  The final third phase of life is a great opportunity for spiritual, emotional, and psychological growth. It’s a time to celebrate a life journey, to harvest the wisdom of those experiences, and to share what was meaningful in the company of others. And yet in our youth-obsessed culture, there is a lot of fear and anxiety about growing older, especially for those who enter their later years alone.

 

Recognizing this, the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) developed a program specifically for facilitators who are ready to work with seniors who are ready to embrace this final stage of their journey based on over fifteen years of research on transformation. It’s called Conscious Aging, created over four years and field-tested across a broad range of practitioners and settings

Conscious Aging…what a huge, life transforming topic! It is one that the more that I explore, the more expansive it becomes. This course opened me to a deeper understanding of my own personal aging, how I felt about it and what was my vision of my future. So it made me more aware, more conscious of how I was living, and most of all less fearful of the years ahead.
As an accredited IONS Conscious Aging Workshop Facilitator I invited you to join me for a series of workshops to assist a transformation of consciousness from limitation, fear, isolation and lack to one of wholeness, inclusiveness, compassion and joy.  This is the essence of the Conscious Aging program.

Key steps in aging consciously are:

-overcoming denial of our aging and the inevitable changes that accompany aging,

-cultivating curiosity ~ about life,

~about the changes we are experiencing,

~about what is possible for us even in the face of losses.

Key questions to ask ourselves are: What do I know? What should I do? What may I hope?

Kathleen Erickson Forder, IONS Elder Education Program Managers says about this program “its greatest value is that it provides an opportunity for people to come together in dialogue to listen to multiple voices about aging. Most of us carry strong fears about aging, and it requires real heroism to confront and work with our fears rather than deny or give in to them. The support of community can be of great value in doing this. Also of value is looking back on our lives at those many occasions when we faced our fears and came out the other side having grown and become more courageous. “Conscious Aging” focuses and finding joy and meaning in life regardless of one’s external circumstances, and this is very much about cultivating a rich inner life.”
Join me on this rewarding journey…into Conscious Aging:
Beginning Mar. 31/16 – July 7th, every other Thursday, join me for the IONS Conscious Aging Workshops Series in Meaford, ON.
We need more understanding of how purposeful and life enhancing the third stage of life can be!  Conscious Aging is a program that offers you a profound new vision of just what it means to grow older with less fear and stress.
This program is part of the Lifestyles Spring Programs, offered by the Municipality of Meaford
To Register, contact Amber Knott 519 538-1060 ext. 1200 aknott@meaford.ca https://lnkd.in/e9XTKAp
 
For more information and background information, please visit: Conscious Aging – http://www.consciousagingsite.wordpress.com
Jane Booth Robertston, Authorized IONS (Institute of Noetic Studies) Workshop Facilitator

 IONS CONSCIOUS AGING WORKSHOP SERIES

          Cultivate wisdom, Connect with others, Celebrate life

A workshop series offering you a variety of topics with inspirational reflections, exercises, and opportunities for deep, intimate conversations. It helps you with stress about aging and offers you inner peace and a new vision of aging.

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Last fall I became authorized by IONS (Institute for Noetic Studies) as a Conscious Aging Facilitator, a most enlightening process.  I am honoured to share this program with you and share the conscious aging experience with you in the Spring 2016 Municipality of Meaford Recreation Lifestyles Programs.

IONS Conscious Aging Workshop Series

  • Date: March 31 – July 7th Every other Thursday afternoon
  • Place: Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre
  • Time: 1:00pm – 3:30 pmPlace: Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre
  • Fee: $120.00 includes 118 page Workbook and 8 workshops Individual workshops -$20.00each $25.00 workbook, if desired
  • To Register Contact:Amber Knott, Supervisor, Recreation Programs Municipality of Meaford
  • Phone 519-538-1060 Ext. 1413      e-mail: aknott@meaford.ca

 

What do we mean by Conscious Aging?

 Conscious Aging is a program that offers people a profound new vision of just what it means to grow older. This renewed awareness helps people to recognize the rich potential they can tap into at midlife and beyond. That is why we say conscious aging is better aging.

The workshop goal is help you become more balanced, self-compassionate and more skilled at coping with impermanence and change. This is a chance to be stimulated intellectually and emotionally in a like-minded group.

More than ever before, people are seeking ways to mindfully participate in the aging process. Perhaps you’ve arrived at a place in your life where you long for a sense of meaning … for opportunities to reflect, gain awareness and harvest wisdom in community with others?

Developed by IONS – the Institute of Noetic Sciences, this workshop features a series of reflections, exercises and opportunities for deep, intimate conversations. This workshop has been field-tested and tremendously well received across a broad range of settings.

  • Do you find yourself struggling with some of the challenges of aging?
  • Would you like to explore the possibility of turning the challenges of aging into opportunities for growth?
  • Are you curious about the gifts of aging?
  • Would you like to connect to a like-minded community?

 

Ron Pevny

“An inspiring vision for aging that recognizes the vast potential for life’s elder chapters to be infused with purpose, passion, and continual growth! It is critical that the rapidly increasing number of people approaching their senior years have access to this rich program—helping us shine brightly as we age consciously.”

Ron Pevny, Director of the Center for Conscious Eldering

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

  1. Please visit the Conscious Aging Website for more information

2. For organizations or groups interested in hosting a Conscious Aging Workshops Series please  click here: more detailed information, resources and web links to learn more about the program.https://s3.amazonaws.com/product-development/conscious-aging/CAMarketing12222015Final.pdf

Register Today. Phone 519-538-1060 Ext. 1413      e-mail: aknott@meaford.ca

I look forward to sharing and experiencing Conscious Aging with you.

Jane Booth Robertson, Conscious Aging Facilitator, Authorized by IONS

 

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Slide2Children welcome. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. Income tax receipts will be  issued for $20 or more. Please make cheques payable to “Grace United Church” refugee project, Thornbury.

We would like to raise at least $1500 from this event so tell your friends and come join in the fun for a great cause.

EVERYONE WELCOME

http://www.innerjourney.ca/events.html

Questions?Contact Joanne at 705.888.968

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A Peaceful Way January 2016 Newsletter      

With Jane Booth Robertson

The voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new vistas, but in having new eyes”. Proust

Each New Year calls to us to refresh and renew. Winter calls to us to reflect and contemplate our lives.

With both callings in mind, I am excited about sharing A Peaceful Way events with you and invite you to participate!

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1.    An awesome new program called ”Conscious Aging” March 31st

2.    February Mini Retreat Day for Women “Living Deeply” February 20th

3.    Fundraiser for a Refugee Family event on Jan. 30th.

ConsciousAgingLogo      IONS CONSCIOUS AGING WORKSHOP SERIES

          Cultivate wisdom, Connect with others, Celebrate life

Last fall I became authorized by IONS (Institute for Noetic Studies) as a Conscious Aging Facilitator, a most enlightening process. It gave me a new perspective on how I view my personal aging process, my legacy and how I will cope with aging challenges.  I am honoured to share this program with you and share the conscious aging experience with you.

What do we mean by Conscious Aging?

 Conscious Aging is a program that offers people a profound new vision of just what it means to grow older. This renewed awareness helps people to recognize the rich potential they can tap into at midlife and beyond. That is why we say conscious aging is better aging. The workshop goal is help you become more balanced, self-compassionate and more skilled at coping with impermanence and change. This is a chance to be stimulated intellectually and emotionally in a like-minded group.

More than ever before, people are seeking ways to mindfully participate in the aging process. Perhaps you’ve arrived at a place in your life where you long for a sense of meaning … for opportunities to reflect, gain awareness and harvest wisdom in community with others?

Developed by IONS – the Institute of Noetic Sciences, this workshop features a series of reflections, exercises and opportunities for deep, intimate conversations. This workshop has been field-tested and tremendously well received across a broad range of settings.

  • Do you find yourself struggling with some of the challenges of aging?
  • Would you like to explore the possibility of turning the challenges of aging into opportunities for growth?
  • Are you curious about the gifts of aging?
  • Would you like to connect to a like-minded community?

IONS Conscious Aging Workshop Series

  • Date: March 31 – July 7th Every other Thursday afternoon
  • Place: Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre
  • Time: 1:00pm – 3:30 pmPlace: Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre
  • Fee: $120.00 includes 118 page Workbook and 8 workshops Individual workshops -$20.00each $25.00 workbook, if desired

 

  • To Register Contact:Amber Knott, Supervisor, Recreation ProgramsMunicipality of Meaford519-538-1060 Ext. 1413e-mail: aknott@meaford.ca

For an in-depth look at the IONS CONSCIOUS AGING WORKSHOPS please click here: more detailed information, resources and web links to learn more about the program.https://s3.amazonaws.com/product-development/conscious-aging/CAMarketing12222015Final.pdf

Register Today.  I look forward to sharing and experiencing Conscious Aging with you.

doveA Peaceful Way Events

A Peaceful Way – One Day Mini Retreat for Women

February 20th,2016Living Deeply – The Art of Transformation. With transformation, the familiar is seen in a completely new way”

Fee: $65.00 Please wear comfy clothes and bring a lunch

To Register:  e-mail: goldenlightcentre@rogers.com

  • Place: Meaford            Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • A one day mini retreat for relaxation, fun, creativity, meditation and self-development to explore the meaning of transformation in our daily lives.

I invite you to participate ~

10121098-dove-of-peace-near-globeFUNDRAISER FOR A REFUGEE FAMILY IN OUR AREA

Date: Saturday January 30, 2016

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Location: St.Georges Anglican Church, Parish Hall, 166 Russell St., Clarksburg

Come stretch and dance with us and help make a difference! No yoga or dance experience required. You will be guided through gentle stretches and a sacred circle dance.

Hosted by Joanne Pineau and Jane Booth – we are both experienced facilitators and will make this a joyful and heart warming experience for everyone. Children welcome. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. Income tax receipts will be  issued for $20 or more. Please make cheques payable to “Grace United Church” refugee project, Thornbury. We would like to raise at least $1500 from this event so tell your friends and come join in the fun for a great cause.

http://www.innerjourney.ca/events.html Questions?Contact Joanne at 705.888.968

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– for relaxation and stress relief – sessions offered weekdays in Meaford by appointment Fee: $50.00 plus HST 1 hour by appointment e-mail: goldenlightcentre@rogers.com

Equine Reiki

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Reiki sessions for horses in Meaford areaFee: $45.00 per session

I look forward to hearing from you if you would like a Reiki appointment or to participate in the Peaceful Way programs.

I invite you to follow me on my Peaceful Path blog https://janebooth.wordpress.com and on Twitter @janerbooth

Wishing you an exciting and conscious New Year full of love and peace,

Peacefully, Jane

e-mail: goldenlightcentre@rogers.com for registrations

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Jane Rosalea Booth-Robertson, BA, CSW, an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation.

Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of A Peaceful Way Workshops and Retreats. IONS Accredited Conscious-Aging Facilitator She resides in Meaford, ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy New Year 2016 Everyone! 

May the New Year’s celebrations be full of love and joy…may we join together to create communities of diversity with love, understanding, harmony and peace that is shared by each heart…

“ When you have found the center within yourself that is the counterpart of the sacred space, you do not have to go into the forest…You can live from that center, even while you remain in relation to the world.” Joseph Campbell

Life is quite a journey that always presents us with opportunities to learn more about ourselves.  We may think that we know who we are, but something will happen that will reveal to us that we have more to learn to move into a place of peace. Most of our revelations about ourselves come from our relationships with our spouse, family or close friends but sometimes complete strangers will have a ‘message’ for us that helps us to evolve.

But we can miss these messages if we become blocked by getting caught up in wanting others to validate who we are or by wanting to be ‘right’. We want the approval or forgiveness of others and when we do not receive it, we can be weighed down by regrets and sometimes guilt. When this happens we have given away our personal power and our self-esteem lowers and even our motivation to change and grow can leave. We can enter into a shadow time where it is hard to see the light.

However, if we have learned to move inward to find a place within our consciousness where our true Essence is revealed, we can view who we truly are.  Our meditations can take us to this peaceful place where we can ask for guidance, forgiveness and healing and receive what our soul needs – unconditional love and compassion that heals and comforts us.  We can let go of our regrets, guilt and remorse and fill our hearts with Divine love, a love that is unconditional and omnipresent.  It is real, beautiful and beyond words or comprehension but we know this energy of love is what life is truly about.  It is why we are here and we are the ones to reveal it. We are here to reveal and share God’s love.

What is exciting is that millions of people are awakening and revealing this love.  We may not hear about all the loving and caring acts that take place in every moment because the media reveals so much ‘shadow’, but they are occurring and we are evolving more fully as loving beings. The light is shining in the darkest places…it is always present.

Do not try to love as if you are separate

You are not.

You are of God,

Part of the Tao.

You are within the landscape

You are elements of the seasons.

You are of both heaven and earth…

Hold true to God

Rest in the Tao

And you will be carried to where the future needs you.

                – Martin Palmer

 

Peace, Joy and Love in the New Year

Jane

 

Jane Rosalea Robertson, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master , IONS Conscious Aging Workshop Facilitator, an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery.  Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) http://www.peacefulpathretreat.wordpress.com   http://www.innerpeacereiki.wordpress.com

I am looking forward to co-hosting a fundraising event on January 30th to sponsor a refugee family in our area.  I invite you to join Joanne Pineau and Jane Booth for this event to relax and stretch and join in a Sacred Dance.  Help us welcome a refugee family and make a difference. You may register on Facebook event page “Fundraiser to support a refugee family”, register on Joanne’s site or call her – number below.  Bring your family and friends!  Looking forward to seeing you and having a wonderful time.

10121098-dove-of-peace-near-globe Peacefully, Jane Booth, A Peaceful Way

Fundraiser to sponsor a refugee family in our area. 
Saturday January 30, 2016
11:00am-1:00pm
St.Georges Anglican Church, Parish Hall,
166 Russell St., Clarksburg
Come stretch and dance with us and help make a difference !
No yoga or dance experience required. You will be guided through gentle stretches and a sacred circle dance. Hosted by Joanne Pineau and Jane Booth – we are both experienced facilitators and will make this a joyful and heart warming experience for everyone. Children welcome. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. Income tax receipts will be  issued for $20 or more. Please make cheques payable to “Grace United Church” refugee project, Thornbury. We would like to raise at least $1500 from this event so tell your friends and come join in the fun for a great cause.
Questions? Contact Joanne at 705.888.968

Share with your friends- it’s an opportunity to be a part of something bigger than ourselves

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A Moment of Peace

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Take a few moments of peace, in whatever way you choose, to breathe deeply, feel love in your heart and allow that love to flow out into the world with the intention that it will bring some peace to whomever may need it today.  Breathe in again and feel the love that is being returned to you…in every moment.

Here is a lovely prayer attributed  to St. Theresa of Lisieux:

May today there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content knowing you are a child of God.

Let this presence settle into your bones and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us.

St-Theresa of Lisieux was known for her “little way” philosophy of serving God by doing small things. Her most famous recent namesake, who may soon also be beatified, is of course Mother Teresa, the Albanian-born Indian missionary who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

Mother Teresa is quoted as saying:

We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.

Here is a lovely video for reflection and meditation…see the beauty of nature…feel the love in your heart.  “Peace and Love”

May love and peace flow from our hearts today,

Peacefully, Jane

Jane Rosalea Robertson, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery.  Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) http://www.peacefulpathretreat.wordpress.com   http://www.innerpeacereiki.wordpress.com

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