SOAR 2019 Workshop Schedule
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(Subject to Change Without Notice)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23
SESSION I: (1:30pm - 2:45pm)
Shadow Work with Rev. Kathleen Sibley
If we are on holy ground, it follows that every part of us is holy as well. Come explore the parts of yourself that are Spirit in a distressing disguise – the parts you don’t want your minister or mother to know about. Learn how to identify, befriend them and welcome them to your cheerleading team!
The Courage to Rise - Owning Your Story with Rev. Savanna Riker
In this workshop, we will be exploring what is known as the "Rumble." The goal of the Rumble is to get honest about the stories we’re making up about our struggles and reality-check these narratives as we dig into topics such as boundaries, shame, blame, resentment, heartbreak, and forgiveness. The Rumble is where wholeheartedness is cultivated and real change begins. Learn the power of faithful inquiry of your own narratives, walking away with a deeper sense of empowerment, conviction, and excitement about your life.
Align in the Divine Vibrations: A Transformational Sound Immersion! with Rev. Mark Accomando
This session is a mantra, meditation and healing sound bath/ immersion with Piaste gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, quartz crystal bowls and Native American flutes! Tap into the vast and infinite in this deeply peaceful, healing and revealing guided meditation that includes an open at the top visioning process. This deeply experiential and intentional practice will create space to connect and open to a profound depth of inner wisdom to catch our divine vision and guidance for our life's highest potential.
Elders Speak with Rev. Dr. Maureen Hoyt
Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Maureen Hoyt, this workshop allows the attending guests to ask questions of the panel regarding Religious Science in all its incarnations. They will be given a card on which to write their questions, and the questions will be drawn at random to be answered by a panel of illustrious Science of Mind ministers/teachers. None of the participants will have advanced notice of the content of the questions so it portends spontaneous, sometimes humorous, and always informative responses.
SESSION II: (3:15pm - 4:30pm)
Rising Strong in Consciousness: Adventures in Life’s Arena. An Introduction to Brene’ Browns Daring Way and Rising Strong Work. with Rev. Shari Sorbo
The Man in the Arena
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.”
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood… who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly…”. Theodore Roosevelt
Based on the personal studies with Brene’ Brown’s Daring Way™and Rising Strong™training we will begin to discover the arena that we work in, who the people are in the arena that encourage us to step into our higher experiences as well as the people in the arena that may challenge us through scarcity, comparison and shame.
From the arena experience a space can be created where we can work with our personal life experiences, releasing ideas or stories that may stand in the way of our own courage and vulnerability. From this place we will begin to write our story from our own spiritual worthiness.
The stories will be comprised of three acts that can be expanded upon when we leave the retreat.
Act 1. : The Reckoning: Is how we walk into our story by discovering the hero in our journey
Act 2: The Rumbling: Is how we own our story. Getting honest about the stories we’re making up.
Act 3: The Revolution: Is the discovery of the role of vulnerability and courage in our every day lives. Owning our stories can mean choosing authenticity and worthiness as a revolutionary act!
In re-writing our stories and owning them we get to write the ending and become great story tellers of our lives!
From Head to Heart, Coming Home to God - A Self-Awareness Workshop with Juliet Vorster
“It has been said that we can know God only in so far as we can become God.” ― Ernest Holmes
You understand the principle that you are one with Source, God, Universe, or whatever word you use for the Infinite Life. Yet you judge, criticise, berate, undermine, and generally abuse yourself, with your thoughts, words, and actions.
If you truly lived from your Innate Divinity, is that how you would treat yourself? Is that how God treats God?
For almost all of us, when we discovered the teachings of Science of Mind and Spirit, it felt like we arrived home in a way we didn’t know was possible. Something deep within us said, “Yes! I know I am one with God”. That’s definitely how I felt when I attended my first New Thought conference in England back in 2007. But when it comes to living and truly embodying what our soul knows, it can be an entirely different story. Our habituated mind wants to keep us safe by misguiding us to live apart from our Divinity.
The good news is our heart’s desire and our soul’s calling cannot be denied. Our inner knowing persists in guiding us to remembering who we really are.
In this workshop we are going to:
1. Uncover the habits of thinking that keep us apart from our true nature.
2. Release the vestiges of our childhood beliefs about God and who we are in relation to Him.
3. Build a powerful new narrative about our Divinity and how to embody our wholeness.
4. Create practices that will empower our ability to live from Love, and feel our Oneness.
No matter where you are in your Science of Mind journey this workshop will offer you a deeper connection to your own Divinity. When we each live knowing our Divine Perfection, we create an atmosphere of peace, calm, and love, within and around us. It’s palpable. The more deeply we embody our Divinity, the more every other aspect of our life falls into place perfectly.
If you are ready to claim your innate worth, value, and deservability, come and join me on the grand adventure of coming home to your divine self.
Thriving or Surviving? Obstacle or Opportunity? It’s ALL Up to You with Rev. Betsy Haas
A person who engages in opportunity thinking focuses on constructive ways of dealing with challenging situations. By contrast, a person who engages in obstacle thinking focuses on reasons to give up and retreat from issues. Many of us have been conditioned to think that challenging times mean there is no opportunity for growth or success. In fact the opposite is the truth. Most growth occurs when we move through the valleys of challenges. The idea is to create a mindset that challenges in any area of our life are simply growth spurts and opportunities to become a stronger advocate for ourselves and others. There is never an opportunity for growth that is bigger than we are. Our power comes in the choice of being responsive vs. reactive. Converting a mis-take to a re-take is the largest opportunity to reframe our experiences. Simply stated, it is all about embracing the opportunities to move us from survival (which is hard) to “thrival” (which is so easy). Creating more joy, peace, happiness is completely up to each one of us.
It’s All About Love with Rev. Drs. Barbara & John Waterhouse
This year, Drs. Barbara and John Waterhouse celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. In those 30 years of marriage, they’ve learned some things from sharing their lives with one another, especially what has made it work so well. They’ll provide an array of dos and don’ts that they’ve discovered along the way, with stories and examples from their personal experiences. Their presentation will include keys to creating meaningful relationships, identifying intimacy pitfalls, resolving partnership conflicts and establishing the rules to love by.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24
(1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Exploring Coherence in the Unified Field with Rev. Carolyn Douglas
This workshop is based on heart/brain connection studies from the HeartMath Institute and meditations designed to facilitate coherence in our personal, social, and other community settings. Research has shown that when we shift into a coherent state, the heart and brain operate synergistically like the two systems meshed into one. The energetic field of the heart connects us to each other and the earth itself. In the workshop, participants will engage in group discussions, exercises and meditations designed for establishing and/or cultivating the connections we have with one another. Such exercises may include techniques for relieving stress or gaining clarity of a situation and the role of gratitude and deep appreciate to our life. Participants will leave the workshop with a technique to facilitate heart coherence in their environment.
Reframing: Unleashing Possibility with Rev. Kathy Young
At some point, while in a conversation, navigating a relationship or team dynamics, growing a ministry, job searching, or just trying to make a decision, we’ve all experienced frustration, confusion, apparent dead ends, and flat-out feeling ‘stuck!”. This workshop explores the power of reframing to:
jump-start our ability to see options present in the situation;
identify limitations in our thinking, assumptions, and plans;
help us align with Infinite Intelligence to allow opportunities, resources and solutions to be revealed;
change our story and get out of our own way!
This engaging and interactive workshop is inspiring, fun, and useful. Participants gain:
an up-leveled awareness of the importance of calibrating the vibration of our vision, language, questions, thoughts, and actions;
a deeper understanding the importance of framework to directing and aligning energy;
tips and techniques for finding/creating useful frameworks.
They’ll connect with others and their deeper selves, learn new information/tools/techniques that work, and (through exercises and the creation of a personalized reframe tool) have an opportunity to take tangible steps towards reframing a real-life situation of their own.
Self-Care For Turbulent Times with Rev. Karen Drucker
“We can change the world one heart at a time.” I sing these words from my song and recognize that we have the power to change the world and make a difference - but it starts with our own hearts. It starts with creating a sacred place within ourselves so that we can give our gifts to the world. These days it seems like there is so much going on in the world that I ask myself how can I change things that seem insurmountable? What is mine to do? How can I make a difference? How can I create a sacred space in my life?”
In our time together we will look at how paying attention to, and taking care of our own heart is the greatest gift we can give ourselves, and how it allows us to be more present in the world. Our time together will include time for group process, looking at what works for us and what doesn’t (and how to lovingly let go of or transform the “what doesn’t”), and lots of music, laughter and connection.
The Beauty and the Power of Silence with Rev. Michelle Wadleigh
Come into the silence of your being and learn to listen to the wisdom that is yours. Sometimes you are so busy and so loud that you can’t hear your own resources. Our time together will result in you hearing that voice of wisdom that has been whispering to you all the time.