Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Awakening the Illuminated Heart Event

Sun, March 31, 5pm – 7pm

Join us for this theatrical, immersive experience of sacred sound vibrations, meditation, storytelling, ceremony and performance artistry that will take you on a spiritual oddessey of beauty, truth and love.

Let Bindi and Amanda bring you to the altar of your soul and set your spirit free with the ancient healing modalities of sacred sound and vibrations passed down from age old lineages of Tibetan Monks and Nepalese Jahnkri Shamans, interwoven with the revered arts of dreamweaving and storytelling in this powerful, meditation performance.

Bindi, Sacred Sound Artist of Musique Du Soleil, incorporates over 35 Tibetan Sacred Sound instruments into her performances along with the Dhyangrao which holds the heart beat of the universe, teaching us to embrace the spiritual life force that is to be found within all the natural phenomena of the world around.  Her performances create the rhythms, vibrations and harmonic overtones to cleanse, heal and awaken on a physical, emotional and spiritual level stimulating both mind and body and bringing back balance.

Amanda, The DreamWeaver draws from her Basket of Stories, to bring forth legends and history, maps and poems, teachings of spirit mentors, instructions for ceremony and ritual, observations of worlds, and storehouses of ethno-ecological knowledge.  Stories often live in many dimensions, with meanings that reach from the everyday to the divine.  Stories imbue places with the power to teach, heal and reflect.   Above all, each one of her stories is a part of a greater whole, a continuum that has neither a beginning nor an end.  Each story in its own way fills in a section of the larger narrative, giving us a fuller sense of life.

Come for an unforgettable event, designed to soothe, inspire, heal and awaken the illuminated heart.   Anticipate, Healing, Awaking and Miracles.

Presented by Church of Spiritual Light, 1939 Park Meadows Dr. #1, Fort Myers, FL 33907
Admission: $25

Sunday, March 3, 2013

March 2013: Abundant Being

What does it mean to be truly abundant? Are we all looking for the pot at the end of the rainbow? And well, what's in that pot? And for that matter, where is this rainbow? Is it truly money we want and need or are other forms of abundance important too? If money were no object what would you do? How would you choose to be in the world? These are all questions that can actually give us a greater understanding not only about our abundance, but about ourselves.

It is true that abundance comes to us in so many ways and it is important to be able to see the abundance already all around us. For if you do not have the eyes to see the abundance of this world, it will be very difficult to get and stay in the flow. It is important to understand the process of flow. It is why we say, "Let the circle be unbroken." For if we are aware of the flow and the power of the circle and how resources and money actually do circulate among us, then we understand how damaging it is to break the circle. The reality is that we do not have to pray for money or abundance of anything. Everything here that is necessary for us to grow and thrive is already energy in motion. Our role is to CHOOSE what we would like to co-create or manifest in our lives.

This can be a difficult notion for some of us to wrap our heads around, especially when we have been so unaware of the power of our own being and have spent a lifetime controlling and forcing our lives, or being controlled and manipulated by others. The jig is up, however, and more and more of us are coming out of the cocoon and growing up and into our creative abilities and our power of choice. Some of us are seeing and proving to ourselves that manifestation is a result.... of the Holy Trinity of our thoughts and feelings, which create our beliefs as we take them to our heart... and then become our life... and manifest and outpicture into the world for all to see and share.

The truth is that there is all abundance, all possibility, all the time, and the only thing that is blocking everything from manifesting at once is our power of choice. Have you ever been to a concert or a busy shopping mall and been overwhelmed by all the choices and the energy of the people and the place? This is a hint at what is pressing upon us all the time. Knowing this, do you see how important limitation and lack could be to the process of discovery of your own desires and preferences? It could be said that lean periods are times in our lives when we are sharpening or developing knowledge of what we will choose... a kind of lesson that creativity involves a letting go of what we do not want in order to lower the "noise" on the rest of it, so that we can bring forth into high relief what it is that we choose.

One of our main skills in life is to develop the eyes to see, to get into the stream of what we do want, especially  after we have found out what that is. Of course we want the intangibles such as peace, joy, creativity, belonging and love to be the baseline for our creations. But we do live in a manifested world. And so by and large what we take into our hearts, what we believe is what will be the result of how we experience our life and what is created into existence. This is great news after the initial shock when we find out we are responsible for our own experience of life... for this means that we have the power to make a different choice and create something else.

This brings us full circle to one of our opening questions that can help us determine and discern what is in our hearts. The door where there was once only a window may not become visible until we at least have a preliminary answer to these questions. For the answer is what causes the door to appear. Ultimately, even after we have seen the door, we must continue to exercise our own free will and power of choice to walk through it and engage in our life with intent.  If money were no object what would you do? How would you choose to be in the world? To answer these questions, to even get started on an answer has the power to bring us into abundance being.

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
March 03 - Abundant Being
March 10 - Act of Power
March 17 - Guest speaker Rev. David Essel
March 24 - A Path with a Heart
March 31 - Easter Sunday - Circle  + Illuminated Heart Event 5pm

Abundant Being Affirmations
I see the abundant nature of this creation.
I get into the stream of abundance by focusing on my desires and preferences.
I focus on what I want to create and experience in my life, not what I don’t want.
It is my focus and my intent which creates my life.
I journal, divine, pray, meditate and relate for self-discovery.
I seek to know myself so that to my own self I may be true.
When I understand my own nature, I can work joyously with others.
I find my place in this world.
I belong to the world.
The world is waiting for me to share my gifts.
Right now, a golden opportunity is hidden in plain view.
I become the tracker to see the abundance of my life.
I see with the eyes of love and re-interpret all the events of my life through the eyes of love.
I declare my intent and see the means to begin immediately.
If I want more love, I give more love.
If I want more friends, I first extend my friendship.
If I want more money, I invest in myself.
If I want more abundance on all levels, I tithe to the All.
As I am kind and loving toward myself, I put this energy in my field and radiate it to others.
Even as manifestation is a natural result of my intent,  I understand that I may be asked to perform an act of power to give birth to my dreams.
The universe is conspiring on my behalf.
I am a creator God in the making, awakening to Abundant Being.