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Walking The Labyrinth By Dr. Paula Joyce

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Walking The Labyrinth By Dr. Paula Joyce

The Labyrinth of Life
By Paula Joyce

Walking the Labyrinth has contributed greatly to my spiritual development. I feel deeply connected to the universality of the mystical process that I engage in every time I enter the Labyrinth. As with so many of my spiritual beliefs and practices, the more I study, observe and open my heart, the more similarities I see among all of our paths.
When in the Labyrinth, I feel a releasing as I move into the center, a connection with God in the middle and a going deeper into my mission in life as I exit. I feel connected to myself, to all traditions and to the oneness of the universe when I use the Labyrinth whether outdoors, in a place of worship or with my finger Labyrinth at home.
The Labyrinth Experience
A few years ago, I had the privilege of walking the Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral in France. The experience was profound. It always is, regardless of whether I am conscious of how or why at the moment. On this particular walk, however, I was very much aware of many feelings and insights.
It actually seemed as if my whole time in France was a Labyrinth experience. The first half of the trip, I kept going in circles, thinking I was lost, and then discovering that I was just where I needed to be, even if I hadn’t planned it. Eventually I arrived at all of the places that were in my conscious plan. In addition, I had numerous wonderful and unexpected experiences that were usually more powerful and meaningful than the plans that I had made. It felt very much like a living out of the expression, “Man plans, and God laughs.” Eventually I just relaxed into what was happening and gave up trying to control it.
The Summer of the Labyrinth
Without intending to, I arrived at Chartres in the exact middle of my vacation. I was quite surprised to discover that not only was the Labyrinth open, but it was “The Summer of the Labyrinth” with many special exhibits. This was in contradiction to everything I had learned before I actually started wandering around the city of Chartres. It seemed to be just like the experience of the Labyrinth (and life). I have to ask my own questions, seek my own answers, and have the courage to explore and persevere, even in the face of uncertainty or seeming impossibility. So here I was in the city of Chartres, feeling like I was in the center of the Labyrinth, listening to God and following guidance.
The last half of the trip was like coming out of the Labyrinth. I was filled with a stream of ideas for ways to pursue my artistic endeavors. I saw ideas everywhere. They poured into me when appreciating architecture, Parisians’ clothing, gardens and fountains. I was especially aware of new ideas at the most exciting art exhibit that I saw in Paris–which appeared out of nowhere as I was on my way to something else. Everything seemed to be talking to me to such an extent that I had to write things down in order to keep from losing them.
Walking the Labyrinth was, of course, the highlight of the trip. My attention was continually drawn to the brilliant light coming through the window with the Tree of Life. I was so overcome by profound feelings of gratitude and connection with the divine that my hand automatically went to my throat or heart. In the middle of these deep feelings and only partway to the center, the guards started announcing the closing of the Cathedral and that everyone had to leave. I was determined, however, to finish my walk. I continued to the center, as did a few others. I wanted to leave in a respectful manner, and there was no time to spiral out. So I decided to do as my guide had suggested earlier in the day and walk out in a few short steps, on the Labyrinth crossbars, toward the Nave. Despite the fact that the guards were blocking the way, I began my planned exit from the Labyrinth. Later, the man, who had been directly behind me, told me that I had walked with such authority that the guards parted to make a path for me. I had not really been conscious of what was happening. I was too focused on my process. His words, however, touched me deeply because they told me how far I had come in my personal growth.
Changing My Plan
I had wanted to journal as soon as I left the Cathedral, but as with so many of my intents and attempts this vacation (and in life), my plan was changed when this man stopped me with a request to talk. Once again, I released my personal plan and allowed a better one to take its place. He wanted to thank me for helping him to create a sacred space in the midst of so many people who were laughing, talking, curious or uncertain. I, too, had been distracted by these same people and had wondered whether I should say something to them. I wondered if I chose not to speak because I put their rights over mine or because I respected their right to explore the Labyrinth experience their way. And then I heard a loud voice in my head that said, “the only person you can change is yourself,” and I knew I was right to be silent and focus my attention inwardly on my journey. Then to affirm my learning, the man said that he saw people’s attitudes change as they “caught” the devotional tone that many people were expressing. He appreciated being shown how to get out of his head and into his feelings.
This man and I, total strangers, who never even exchanged first names, talked very deeply for two hours. We discovered that both of us had experienced many detours during our vacation. He speculated that maybe that was life—you need to keep your eye on a goal in order for everything else you didn’t plan to happen.
Our meeting during a mystical experience seemed to be far more than coincidence, having its own mystical qualities. Each of us had something wonderful to give to the other. And so it would seem that my connection to the Labyrinth is important. I trust that exactly how will emerge slowly, one step at a time–that is, if I focus on a goal and explore the unplanned detours along the way.
I would love to hear from you. In what ways have the “detours” in your life led you to new joys and experiences that you treasure?
I will be conducting a labyrinth walk on November 12, 2016,
at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration.
Go Here for more info and to sign up to join me for this sacred experience.

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RECLAIM your happy and GAIN clarity through meditation. By Marni

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RECLAIM your happy and GAIN clarity through meditation. By Marni

Common thoughts & phrases I hear from clients about Meditation:
“I can’t sit still” “My mind doesn’t settle” “It’s too hard”  
“I don’t know where to begin”
“Are there other ways to Meditate?” “Am I doing it Right?” “How long?” “What tools help?”
“I fall asleep?” “I have issues sleeping”

If you’ve ever said any of these things and wanted to receive all the benefits of meditation, then this workshop is for you.

I will teach Meditation 101 on November 30th. You learn how to achieve the great benefits in a style that meets you where you are. Join me in this workshop hosted by Sip and Skill (see Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/sipandskill/?fref=ts ).  Go to the Sip and Skill Facebook for details and the website to sign up and tell them I referred you. Space is limited so sign up today. https://www.sipandskill.com/

Cultivating Your Meditation Practice
This workshop is for YOU IF..  
*you want to discover what meditation is like and its benefits
*you want to try meditating to see if it is for you
* you want to BEGIN meditating and don’t know how.
* you’ve started a practice and want help boosting your benefits
* you enjoy meditation and want to expand your know-how and tools.

What you Learn…
* Learn about meditation and how it can benefit you physically, mentally, emotionally.  It can help rewire your brain.  

* Learn Powerful tools making it easier for you to meditate and create a style all your own.

* Learn my personal Invaluable secrets to increase your meditation benefits

*Learn what you need to begin meditating

* As my private clients have told me, you will feel “empowered and have fun”

*Experience guided meditation

I teach interactively…so there will be multiple exercises throughout the1 1/2 hour event and q/a throughout.

Meditation changed my life and I love helping other people access the benefits-mind, body & spirit.  Please join me on the evening of November 30th for a fun and interactive experience. Head to www.sipandskill.com and sign up today as space is limited and tell them I referred you. https://www.sipandskill.com/ See you there.

Healthy individuals, Healthy Families and Healthy Communities By Troy Ismir

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Healthy individuals, Healthy Families and Healthy Communities By Troy Ismir

This episode of the Divine Wellness Academy radio show is on how we can work together to create a healthy environment for ourselves, our families and our communities.  Chad Garmon will be discussing how working together as a community can strengthen spirit, mind and body.

Chad Garmon is the Executive Director of Christian initiatives and community partnerships at the YMCA of Central Florida.   The YMCA of Central Florida is one of the largest nonprofits committed to strengthening communities across Central Florida with services in more than 100 neighborhoods.  Chad’s role is to put the C for Christian back into the YMCA.

Kellie Fitzgerald: When on the Road to Enlightenment, Don’t Forget to Take Out the Trash By Rebekah and Boyd Campbell

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In case you missed it! Embarking on a spiritual path does not mean you can simply throw away your past. Everyone has some sort of trauma, pain, loss or other negative emotions they’ve held held onto. Many of these emotions have kept you from living the wonderful life you were meant to live. Finding spirituality means you accept your past, and leave it behind you so that your past does not keep reoccurring in your future and so you can truly move forward in life.

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Join us as Kellie shares her wisdom, knowledge and experience with all of us.

Dr. Nick Martin and Rev. Linda Martin: A Different View of Ego – Transform the ego from being your enemy to being your friend. by Rebekah Campbell and Boyd Campbell

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Dr. Nick Martin and Rev. Linda Martin: A Different View of Ego – Transform the ego from being your enemy to being your friend. by Rebekah Campbell and Boyd Campbell

In case you missed the show on May 23, listen to the recorded archive now!
“Two Voices” reside within each of us: Ego and Spirit. The one you listen to will profoundly impact your life for better or worse. It will be reflected in the way you work with others, your close relationships, your ability to love yourself, achieve your potential and know your purpose, grow your mind, deal with change and manage conflict, cope with stressors and stress, and live with genuine happiness. An unconscious, imbalanced ego often shouts loudly through issues of power, flexibility or vulnerability and drowns out the softer, steadier voice of Spirit. The major challenge we face as humans is recognizing how our own distinctive unconscious egoic voice is drowning out the voice of Spirit.
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Join us as Dr. Nick Martin and Rev. Linda Martin share their strategy that can transform the ego from being your enemy to being your friend. It creates a partnership within you that allows you to hear the voice of Spirit and, in doing so, opens the door to EgoSpiritualism—a consciousness in which our healthy ego self has the ability to merge and unite with our Divine Self.

Lesley Johnston-Woo – Exploring the Science, Philosophy, Practice and Benefits of Meditation

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Lesley Johnston-Woo – Exploring the Science, Philosophy, Practice and Benefits of Meditation

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Meditation brings balance, concentration, strength and calm into your body and life. It reduces stress and aging, while increasing attention span. It improves brain function, metabolism, immunity and sleep.

Anyone can meditate, it only takes a few minutes each day and the benefits are amazing!
Join us as Lesley Johnston-Woo shares her wisdom, experience and insight into the world of meditation.

Don’t miss your opportunity to ask questions by calling or emailing the show.
Call 1-866-472-5795 or emailHello@SundraHealing.com.

Listen Live Monday, April 25 at 9am Pacific Time / 12pm Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel. Tuesday following the show you can stream or download this episode.

Fall Garden Guide, Pearl’s Premium, Exercise

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Fall Garden Guide, Pearl’s Premium, Exercise

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with Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio brought to the airwaves under the auspices of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity, LIVE, since 1998.
This hour is fun, informative, and lively. Join us!

Autumn is with us. The sun is still scorching our soils with heat during the days while the nights offer chilly dew. The fall season is the best time to take care of garden chores before winter arrives. Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian sets the stage for fall gardening.

With the drought parching the soils of the West, how can we be environmentally friendly and still enjoy a green lawn? Enter Massachusetts citizen scientist, Jackson Madnick who spent years researching a combination of seven seed grasses from around the world that needs minimal water and mowing. He name his company Pearl’s Premium after his mother and today more than 300,000 American lawns boast his invention. Customers call it “grass without the guilt.” Jackson and his service dog, Zoe join Cynthia Brian to watch the waterless grass grow.

Do you exercise? Do you enjoy keeping your body, mind, and spirit in shape? There is nothing better for the soul than shaking your body and dancing around like a wild person. Cynthia Brian helps you rock out with pleasure with The Gift of Exercise from her award winning book, Be the Star You Are!® 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference.
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Jackson Madnick’s Bio:
Jackson Madnick is an award-winning environmental advocate, sustainable lawn expert and entertaining speaker. He has been cited by 2 White Houses, the United Nations, Al Gore, John Glen and numerous environmental groups for his environmental advocacy. Jackson is literally one of a “Thousand Points of Light.”

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The award winning positive talk radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® broadcasts on the Voice America Empowerment Channel LIVE every Wednesday from 4-5pm Pt/7-8pm ET.  Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany are the Mother/Daughter dynamic duo who have been co-hosting this program live weekly since 1998 bringing upbeat, life enhancing conversation to the world. With Cynthia’s expertise in interviewing the trailblazers, authors, and experts and Heather’s healthy living segments, these Goddess Gals are your personal growth coaches helping you to jumpstart your life while igniting your flame of greatness.
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Walk the Labyrinth Workshop on August 7 from 7:30-9:00pm Central Standard Time, at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration

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Walk the Labyrinth Workshop on August 7 from 7:30-9:00pm Central Standard Time, at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration

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The labyrinth is a walking meditation, a path of prayer and an archetypal blueprint where psyche meets Spirit. Unlike a maze where you lose your way, the labyrinth is a spiritual tool that helps you find your way. The sacred geometry built into the labyrinth does the work for you. Release, connect and change with more ease.  For just $35 you can join us Friday, August 7, 7:30-9pm at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Dallas, TX.

Join Paula for ‘Walk The Labyrinth: A Sacred Experience

Through this experience you will:

Learn about the Labyrinth, Walk it, Integrate What You Gained

Release fears, stress and worry

Quiet your busy mind

Hear the Divine and your Limitless Higher Self

Find your own answers

Open your heart to receiving

Improve your health and well-being

Create more peace, joy and happiness

InsideOut Forum Discussion Call: Do You Want Delicious Food, a Healthier Body, Mind, Spirit AND a Healthier Planet? No Problem!

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InsideOut Forum Discussion Call: Do You Want Delicious Food, a Healthier Body, Mind, Spirit AND a Healthier Planet? No Problem!

On today’s InsideOut Forum Discussion Call we continued the conversation brought to the show by Laura Stec, advocate for educating us about how we can eat great food and have a positive impact on the environment and global warming. Who knew it could be so easy to make SUCH a difference! Some great ideas were shared and discussed and we all felt inspired by her. Join us on our online blog to share your feelings, thoughts and ideas about this topic. We welcome your participating.

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