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I am looking forward to sharing Paneurthythmy, a rhythmic dance exercise from Bulgaria, with you tomorrow morning in Meaford at 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. outside in a lovely garden. No Fee. Please msg me for directions. I invite you to learn these wonderful steps for awakening our hearts to love, peace and unity with all.

Here is a video of the gathering in the Rila mountains, Bulgaria, Aug. 19th, where thousands come each summer to dance in peace and harmony.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0XPzFwPrMg

Please bring lawn chair if you care to sit. Everyone welcomed.

Peacefully, Jane

 

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I am re-posting an article by Rev. Wanda Gail Campbell, PhD called “Peace is an Inside Job”.  It seems many people are experiencing conflicts in their lives either working relationships or personal relationships.  As many decide to live from their hearts, they experience others who do not understand this ‘way’.  Sometimes we blame others behaviours for our unhappiness, but Wanda reminds us that ‘peace is an inside job’.  This is not a new thought to those who read my blog but her understanding and wisdom of how to create peace is enlightening.   Thank you Wanda for permission to share this article. You may also find it at http://www.goldenlightcentre.com

PEACE IS AN INSIDE JOB

By Reverend Wanda Gail Campbell, PhD

” When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.”

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Based on the quote above, it is easy to understand that conflict is an inside job. How, then, could personal peace be other than within? With an open mind, we might be willing to consider that HH Dalai Lama’s wisdom may be true.

Certainly there are endless external events that trigger our reactions and act as catalysts to get us to notice what is going on but the events themselves don’t cause our upset. Our upsets stem from our thoughts and more definitively, our judgments about these events.

Everything is really about something else. Usually it is something that occurred in the distant past and is now demanding to be recognized, to be dealt with and more importantly, to be healed in this now moment. What will heal us is not to blame someone else or expect someone to “fix our problem”. The REAL problem is internal wounding.

Accepting that we, as well as the plethora of spiritual teachers, each contain innate wisdom that can address personal solutions is quite empowering. So, if we can accept this as fact, it only remains for us to activate this wisdom. How seems always the question.

The answer is simultaneously simple and challenging. It requires having the courage and persistence to access the heart’s intelligence. Rather than perceiving enemies, we can refocus our intention to call forth the loving essence from within ourselves and others. Gene Knudsen Hoffman said, “An enemy is someone whose story we have not heard.” Could we learn to deeply listen and to actually hear with “ears of the heart” and active love to affect a true win-win outcome?

Most of us are experts at judging those whose personal paradigm and points of view differs from our own. We also have years of practice at projecting our opinions and beliefs outward to blame someone else for anything that seems wrong to us. Much like the story of a drunken man who lost his car keys in his house but was searching for them under the light post outside (because that is where he could see), we seem to be better at looking externally. We tend to look for another to blame while we also expect someone else to find solutions for every problem or conflict in our society.

Might we more accurately look within and ask, “What would bring me peace?”, “How could I see this differently?” or “What is something I can personally do to address this situation?”

Peace and resolution of conflict begins with a clear loving intention to forgive self and others. Someone once said that lack of forgiveness is much like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. It seems imperative then to accept that healing can only happen inside the individual heart.

What is needed now is for each of us to witness, identify and stand with each other’s pain and sorrows as well as to share our joys. In doing so, we foster feelings of interconnectedness. We are, after all, one humanity living on the same planet while each is, in his own way, seeking peace. Look without and turn within. Truth and wisdom is already there. It is real and accessible through compassionate love.

“… in the midst of conflict, you discover the place where conflict ceases to be conflict at all – and wake up to a love beyond reason. Yes, every human relationship is a constant invitation to let go…”

Wanda Gail Campbell is the current president of the IIGL board of directors. She can be reached at revwandagail@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

International Institute For Global Leadership 
Issue #125 * May 2012

http://www.global-leadership.com
Asheville, NC. USA

 

 

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Step out of the circle of time
And into the circle of love.

— Rumi

Rumi invites us to step into the circle of love that ever spirals us towards our true core, our true being that seems to be hidden as our ‘circle of time’ holds us in a spiral of ‘doing’ things which seem important in our daily lives.  But in our efforts to live and work to sustain our lives, we often miss the ‘circle of love’ or we too often step away from it and are whirled into a life of struggle and chaos.

Stepping into the circle of love in our deepest moments of pain and struggle takes towards a place where there is only love.  This place is usually described as a place within us or in our heart space that we experience during meditation. Going within to our inner sanctuary, that we all have when we quiet our mind, relax our body and move deeper into our consciousness, does lead us to this circle of love that Rumi invites us to walk.

However, learning to walk the circle of love in our outer word brings harmony and peace into our daily life.  We are all wanting this in our life.  We pray for peace but Rumi says to step into the circle of love.  This is a call to action that we have the opportunity to do each day, in each moment.

As we move into a circle of love, others, family, friends, co-workers, will notice. Sometimes people do not like us to change as we release our anger, our guilt, and regrets.  They may understand anger, guilt and regrets all to well and can identify with your shadows.  They often do not understand or identify with our new found joy of love especially in difficult times.

If we step into the circle of love, we can get to know about love.  Are you ready to take the step of love, peace and compassion?  If you are or you are already in your circle of love, you are witness to your life transforming and having new meaning.  It is an exciting moment to take a new step away from old ways that do not work and experiencing the freshness and joy as you embrace a journey of love.

Enjoy your loving steps today!

Peacefully, Jane

Soul Collage Cards Workshops

Join Jane on May 5th/12th for Soul Collage Workshops at the Meaford Library, 10:00 a.m. – noon, Fee $20.00 includes 2 workshops and materials.  To register call Meaford Public Library 519-538-1060 x1123

About Jane: 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. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats

 

 

 

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Nothing lifts my spirit or heals my soul like a walk along a beach where I listen to the waves as they arrive on the shore line.  Some days the waves touch the sand and rocks ever so gently and other days they pound against it.  Everyday is different as am I.  Each daily stroll along the beach or through the nearby woods brings a new view.  I am every changing, aging, healing, renewing, blooming into someone new.  I open and give deep gratitude for these changing moments.  They make life exciting, ever challenging and wondrous. Nature reveals to me that it is okay to change, to let go of the old ways.  Something new is always evolving.  All I have to do is flow with these changes and allow myself to accept and to grow…

Happy Earth Day

May we all honour Mother Earth and be grateful for all her gifts and abundance.  May we become better caretakers and guardians of our planet so it will be sustainable for our children and the generations that will come.  Let our legacy be that we cared, nurtured, and awakened to a new relationship with our earth so there is abundance for all.

“…As we heal, the Earth Mother feels our joy. We are like cells in and on her body. The power of love, the power of healing, the power of compassion the power of unity, and the power of knowing our abilities. Theses are the gifs our Earth Mother seeks to share with us at this time.” Jamie Sams from Sacred Path Cards, The Discover of Self through Native teachings

 

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,

There is a rapture on the lonely shore,

There is society, where none intrudes,

By the deep sea, and music in its roar:

I love not man the less,

but Nature more.

~ George Gordon, Lord Byron from ‘Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage’

May we all become a guardian of the earth who assists in its healing and its peacemaking. Let us make our world a greener and more balanced place to live.

Enjoy your Earth Day!  I celebrate our earth with you!

Peacefully,

Jane

About Jane: 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. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats

 

 

You Are the Beauty

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How beautiful we feel in the presence of love.  Our spirits are lifted and the world becomes a gentler and more compassionate place.  The beauty of love is that not a word has to be spoken.  When it is present, all who are in a space where love is shared have the opportunity to embrace it and to fill their hearts with it.  Then the cycle of love occurs as love flows out from those hearts who have received it and a new space is created where love continues to flow, to heal, to bring joy in infinite ways. Create a loving space wherever you journey today!

Join me for Soul Collage Cards Workshops    

  Fun, Relaxing and Creative                  

 May 5th and May 12th Meaford Public Library 10:00 a.m. – noon

With Jane Booth Robertson Author, In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

Enjoy giving vision and voice to your inner wisdom with Soul Collage, a fun, relaxing and insightful creative process of creating a deck of collaged cards for your personal use. Anyone one can do it! You do not have to be an artist to create soul collage cards that you will treasure for years. You will be amazed by what your cards reveal to you!

  Fee: $20.00 (Includes materials and 2 workshops) Location: Meaford Public Library, 2nd floor Board Room 15 Trowbridge St. W. Meaford, ON Accessibility Notice:  Please be advised there is no elevator access to the Library board room or the Junior Library.

To Register: Call Meaford Public Library Ph.519-538-1060 x1123

E-mail: amy@meafordlibrary.on.ca

Peacefully, Jane

About Jane: 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. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats.

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I want to share with you an amazing way to allow your inner voice and visions to come forth. It is called Soul Collage Cards. Learning how to create and to use Soul Collage Cards you will be creating a deck of cards that you will truly treasure.  Each card I create is like opening a new page of a book where I discover something new. The most enlightening images have appeared on my cards and I can’t wait to share this creative, spiritual and healing process with you.

Soul Collage Cards Workshops

     Fun, Relaxing and Creative

                  May 5th and May 12th

Meaford Public Library 10:00 a.m. – noon

With Jane Booth Robertson

Author, In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

Enjoy giving vision and voice to your inner wisdom with Soul Collage, a fun, relaxing and insightful creative process of creating a deck of collaged cards for your personal use. Anyone one can do it! You do not have to be an artist to create soul collage cards that you will treasure for years. You will be amazed by what your cards reveal to you!

Image… Imagination… Intuition…join together

After making Soul Collage cards using simple materials: magazine images, photographs, scissors, glue and blank card, you’ll be guided by Jane to understand the cards and use them intuitively to answer questions about your life journey in order to experience new direction and purpose. Each card has a special meaning just for you!

TOPICS COVERED

  • Creating Your First Soul Collage Cards
  • Understanding Your Soul Collage Cards
  • Creating a Soul Collage Deck – Creating Suits
  • How you use Soul Collage in a wide variety of ways

All materials are provided, and you are also free to bring old magazines, images and photos that are meaningful to you. This process was created by Seena Frost, M. Div., M.A in the late 1990’s, author of SoulCollage® Evolving. Fee: $20.00 (Includes materials and 2 workshops) Location: Meaford Public Library, 2nd floor Board Room 15 Trowbridge St. W. Meaford, ON Accessibility Notice:  Please be advised there is no elevator access to the Library board room or the Junior Library.

  To Register: Call Meaford Public Library Ph.519-538-1060 x1123 E-mail: amy@meafordlibrary.on.ca In the picture above are some of my personal Soul Collage cards that I have made.  I love this process and am always surprised by what each card reveals to me.  I look forward to sharing these introductory workshops to Soul Collage.  I am not an artist but the pictures just seem to come together to form a special meaning to me. I look forward to you joining me on May 5th and May 12th at the Meaford Library,

Peacefully,

Jane Booth Robertson

A Peaceful Way

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In a meditation, I asked what life is all about and this is one of the messages I received.

“Still is your mind

Open is your heart

It is not about anyone, anywhere

It is about lightness, love of Self

To radiate to your love to others

To share your joy with others

To be one in love

With All

Love is the eternal answer”

from In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

To solve all our problems, we must come from a place of love.  This loving energy changes everything around us and even those who may be challenging us.  It moves us out of anger and into a place of forgiveness. It takes into a new space where we can breathe and enjoy life with one another. What is wonderful about love is that you can send love without having to say a word…feel it in your heart and others will respond to your compassion.

Here is a lovely video for meditation about heart love ~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8jCKzpwS34

I send love to you today!  Have a loved filled day.

Peacefully, Jane

 

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About Jane:

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. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats.

 

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