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This presentation is ideal for hospice workers, caregivers and others who work closely with the dying. You will learn an ancient ritual for assisting the soul to separate from the body, and will also participate in an experiential group exercise (similar to psychodrama), in which you play the roles of the dying person and the loved ones at the bedside. In this enactment, you will experience the perspective of the dying person and the grieving person, acquiring a sense of compassion and affinity for the process of saying goodbye, offering forgiveness and journeying out of the body.
Q: How can God let this terrible thing happen?
A: It depends what you think God IS
Is pain and suffering randomly dispersed, or worse, a punishment handed down by a judgmental god? Or is it a precious gift from our higher selves to impart important growth lessons that we ourselves have chosen? Traditional religion teaches us that there’s a supreme being with a master plan and that we have very little to say about it. By contrast, self-empowered spirituality says that we’re the ones who designed the plan, and we know exactly what we’re here for and how to create situations to bring forth the very experiences we need at any given moment. In this sense there are no tragedies, no good and evil, no here and there, and no them and us.
This workshop provides a rare experience of transformational learning, interactive processes and sacred rituals for navigating the grief journey. Participants will be led to deeper healing by moving toward an internal shift rather than focusing on external events. We do this through guided meditation and gentle body work, along with ritual and ceremony, which gives form to the formless and converts unseen healing energies into practical tools. Through guided visualizations, story sharing and sacred ceremony, you will learn to transmute trauma and grief into new forms of love, acceptance and spiritual awareness by embracing a sacred perspective in which grief can be viewed as a gift of growth rather than a meaningless tragedy. For more information, visit www.ConsciousGrieving.org
Below you'll find descriptions of several different presentations that can be customized for a variety of different formats, from a 30-minute lecture to a full-day or weekend workshop.These presentations address a wide range of metaphysical topics, from psychic development to grief recovery and processes for conscious dying. Workshops include guided group meditations, after-death communication exercises, ceremonies, rituals and interactive group processes.
As end-of-life care providers, we may at times be invited into conversations with patients or family members that addresses religious views on death and the afterlife. Meeting people “where they are” in terms of belief systems is a delicate art that requires patience, wisdom and skill. How do we offer compassionate listening and support for beliefs that may not resonate with our own? How can we honor the other person’s reality fully and lovingly, without imposing our own views and biases?
We know we're supposed to forgive, but have we ever been given any actual techniques for doing so? Most people believe that forgiveness means condoning or accepting transgressions that have been committed against us by others. But when viewed with Divine eyes, one realizes that there are no "others" in the universe.
Based on the understanding that we create our experiences on earth according to the lessons sought by our souls, this workshop explores the energies of judgment, fear, projection and attachment that cause us to experience spiritual pain and the illusion that we are separate from the Divine. Using guided visualization, interactive exercises, storytelling and ritual, we'll work with higher guidance to assist us in "un-judging" ourselves and others. By releasing blame and re-framing fear-based beliefs, a new form of forgiveness can emerge in which there are no victims and no perpetrators... only souls journeying together on a path to wisdom and awareness. Click HERE for more info.