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Timely & Noteworthy Information

Hello –

A great grace of spiritual practice is the equanimity that grows from daily practice of staying in one’s meditative seat no matter what. In times of external change, we experience that equanimity as internal stability and evenness. This enables us to have neutrality with what is, and to ascertain wellness as a way forward.  It’s the difference between experiencing change from unchanging, rather than the opposite. And it’s why in difficult times continuing to give time to cultivating our spiritual practice is beneficial – to us, our people and the world around us. We are then able to be responsive instead of reactive, and to stay true to our values when challenged.

We are working to use the challenges of this unusual time to deepen our own practices, and we hope you are likewise inspired to begin or to deepen your own spiritual practice.

All in-person basic classes and clinics are postponed until we’re free again to safely gather. In the meantime, check for information on meditation and spiritual healing training available on Zoom – both one on one (personal sessions) and in small groups.

Wishing you steadiness, ease and wellness in navigating these times of change.

– Michele and all at Spiritual Essentials

 

Please contact Jan if you have any questions.

HIGHLIGHTS

– Community Cleanup for Charity FUNDRAISER: During February and March 2020, and in collaboration with the City of Vancouver’s Neighborhood Clean-up program, our Core Training practitioners gathered donations for our work cleaning up Vancouver neighborhoods. As of April 1st, at the end of the project, we raised $6,320! All proceeds were donated to the Thresholds program at Aunt Leah’s Place. See our Service and Sharing page for more information.

– A Class II will be starting on Tuesday, April 14 and will be held remotely via Zoom. More details can be found here.

The Class I and the Class II scheduled to start on Monday, March 16th and May 11th, respectively, are both currently on hold. See here for more information.

– Class III is currently scheduled to start on June 11th. This Class is held only once a year and is required for anyone enrolling in the ’20-21 Core Training Program. Prerequisite: Class II. See here for details. Please contact Beth for information about this class.
Please Note: Currently we’re not sure of how we’ll address CIII and CTP should the self-isolation restrictions continue into June. It may be an issue of delaying the class and program. We will update this website when we know more, so please check back for information, or contact Beth.

– Our last Women’s & Men’s Healing Clinic of this year is currently scheduled for Friday, June 5th in Vancouver. We will be offering energy healings specific to the female or male energy system. See below for more information.
** Please check back closer to the date as to whether this is confirmed. **

– We are offering a limited number of Individual Sessions preceding each Women’s and Men’s Healing Clinic this year. The last one is scheduled for Friday June 5. These sessions tend to book up ahead of time, so if you’re interested be sure to contact us soon. See below for more information.
**Please check back closer to the date as to whether this is confirmed.**

Our ongoing offer of food service in the Downtown East Side and other areas is on hold right now. We have been donating funds to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank instead.  See here for more information and photos of past events.

© Deanna Thompson, Seiki Photography
© Deanna Thompson, Seiki Photography

WOMEN’S and MEN’S HEALING CLINICS

In these clinics, trained practitioners offer 15-minute energy healings specific to the male or female energy system (and for people new to the practice, a 10-minute regular energy healing beforehand) to assist you in having more presence, grounding and flow. Open to everyone.

NOTE: Given the current uncertainty with COVID-19, please check back closer to the date to find out if this event will be held. Contact Jan if you are interested or if you have questions.

Dates: Friday, June 5, 2020
Time: 6:00-6:45pm. Drop-in (no appointment required).
No healings will begin after 6:30pm.
Cost: By donation (to cover rent and administrative costs) – cash only
Location: 3263 Heather Street in Vancouver (just off 16th Ave,
between Oak & Cambie).

 

AN EVENING OF INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

As spiritual beings, we express in our lives spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically through our energetic patterning. When our expression is undistorted, we are able to offer our unique gifts and voice clearly and cleanly, and to love and be loved. When our expression is compromised by distorted patterning, our engagement in life, wellness and relationships suffers from issues of fear, reactivity, conflict and misalignment. Healing misalignment requires us to have an accurate apprehension of our current patterning.

In an individual session, a senior practitioner who is trained to view your energy pathways and connections will assess patterning that blocks or disrupts innate healthy flow and inhabitation. An individual session ideally supports you in bringing kind attention to these areas so that you can repair and realign with who you are essentially. These sessions will be held in different screened-off areas of one large room, and there may be another trained practitioner at each session. Sessions of this format are open to both those who have taken basic classes and those who have not.

These sessions will be followed by the Women’s and Men’s Healing Clinic. Staying for a healing at the clinic is recommended, as it offers a supported way to integrate after an individual session.

There are only a few of these sessions available. Pre-registration is required. Please note that due to the nature of scheduling this day, timeliness and last-minute changes are highly consequential.

NOTE: Given the current uncertainty with COVID-19, please check back closer to the date to find out if this event will be held. Contact Jan if you are interested or if you have questions.

Dates: Friday, June 5, 2020
Time: 5:00 – 5:45pm
Cost: $75 – Cash only
Location: 3263 Heather Street in Vancouver (just off 16th Ave,
between Oak & Cambie).
Pre-registration is required. Contact Jan for information and for registration: janfleming@shaw.ca or 604-202-6307.