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Sunday, September 7th
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Monthly Sunday Gathering ~ The Self-Realization Community
Led by Rev. Carol Richardson
The Self-Realization Community invites you to join us on a journey towards Self-Realization beginning twice-monthly at Soul Source on Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 am.
We practice integral yoga; a lifestyle which lives and serves in the world, but which practices various forms of yoga to achieve union with the Divine Source of all that is. We lovingly seek the Source of Truth in its highest forms; following the spiritual principles present at the mystical level of all the world’s great religions.
We seek guidance from Ascended masters such as Buddha, Jesus, Mother Mary, Lady Kwan Yin, and Paramahansa Yogananda, seeking to elevate our consciousness to the highest levels of Enlightenment and Self-Realization. We also honor angels and Archangels and the service they provide to all life.
During our gatherings we celebrate our One Divine Life with singing, dancing, meditating, praying, learning, giving, and serving.
Our first gathering at Soul Source, is Sunday, September 7th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm., and thereafter we will gather there on the first and third Sundays of the month at 10 a.m.
The Self-Realization Community Vision:
We are a universal community of consciously evolving beings who welcome others to join us on the path of Self-Realization through practicing spiritual disciplines, nonattachment to form, and the embodiment of unconditional Love for all life.
The Self-Realization Community Mission:
To empower one another together on the path of Union with the Divine through choosing to be and to become the Presence of Divine Love, to live by the Light of Divine Wisdom, and to celebrate in the freedom of Divine Laughter.
Specifically, we blend four religious traditions to guide us on our paths:
Buddhism – the path of non-attachment as the path to inner peace and serenity, Vedanta Hinduism – the path to Self-Realization through unconditional love, Judeo-Christian traditions – loving the Divine with one’s whole self & loving one’s neighbor as one’s Self, and
Tantra – honoring the Sacred Feminine in harmony with the Sacred Masculine & sacredness in all life.
Our Founder: Rev. Carol Richardson, known as Nonnie, has been blessed by Ascended Masters of various faith traditions to serve as the Guru-Doula whose purpose is to empower each of us to give birth to the Divine within ourselves, individually and together. She is an Ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and holds a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt University Divinity School in addition to degrees in psychology and public health.
Gathering: At Soul Source 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., light refreshments 11:30 till 12:00
Love Offering Appreciated
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Sunday, September 14th
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Silent Retreat led by Carol Plummer
Our lives are so full of activities, noise, ‘busy-ness’ and stress. It is hard to take time for ourselves with the demands of our families, business/career and friends. What would a day of being silent and reconnecting to your inner self mean to you?
Join Carol Plummer on September 14th for a day long retreat focused on replenishing your spirit. Consider this retreat as a gift to yourself: a time to reflect and relax. It is the perfect way to give yourself a break and an opportunity to regain balance, perspective and nourish your soul.
William Penn said, “True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”
During this day long retreat you will have an opportunity to relax, breathe deeply and become connected with your spirit. You are asked to refrain from talking. There will be meditations, breathing exercises, contemplation, walks and personal reflection through journaling. This is your time for silence…an escape from cell phones, the internet and technology. You are invited to bring a lunch that is light and healthy.
Participants at prior retreats comment:
“At the end of the silent retreat it was calm…it was quiet inside me probably for the first time in 30 years. I couldn’t believe the result in the time. It was very well done.” -Sarah Werner
“It was a wonderful day of time for myself to “just be”. It replenished my soul and put me in the right frame of mind for the upcoming year.” – Krista Riddley, Imagine Me Fitness
Come away renewed, focused and peaceful. Give yourself this gift…Sign up today!
Retreat Leader: Carol Plummer has been a student of consciousness for 40 years experienced in a variety of personal transformation processes — Life Spring, Avatar, and Reiki. She has been a lay leader for the last eight years for a Unitarian Universal congregation where she has authored and led services on spirituality, mind-spirit-body balance, time, gratitude, loving yourself, Dalai Lama, and meditation.
An experienced entrepreneur, Carol is the co-founder of A Better Balanced You providing services for women to increase the joy, peace and happiness in their lives. She is Executive Managing Director of the Montgomery County, MD Chapter of eWomenNetwork an organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and showcasing our members’ products and services and helping them achieve their professional objectives, utilizing her MBA from American University and BS in Computer Science.
Brown bag lunch: tea and water provided.
Investment: $119, Early Bird Special: $99 (paid by Sept 10th)
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Wednesday, September 17th
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Monthly Channeling of Martin & Company
with Susan Driscoll
The Autumn Equinox – A Time of Spiritual Harvest
The Autumn Equinox signals the beginning of Fall. It is the point where there is exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. In ancient times, the Autumn Equinox was cause for a variety of festivals, among them the celebration of the birth of Mabon, the son of Mordon, the Goddess of the Earth. Most significantly in contemporary times, it is the occasion that marks the harvest. We appreciate and give thanks for the fruit of our gardens and the labors of life – at home, school or work.
Come listen to Martin and Company discuss the significance of this wonderful celebration of the earth.
One can hardly wait each month for the gathering of Martin and his cadre of celestial beings, channeled through Susan Driscoll. Join us for what never fails to be an evening full of provocative insights and inspiring messages. In addition, the engaging conversation among attendees offers an opportunity for additional sharing and discernment. Don’t miss the next monthly installment – mark your calendar now!
Channel: Susan Q. Driscoll is an Intuitive Channel who has been sharing the messages and inspiration of non local beings for individuals and groups over the past thirteen years. Soul Source is pleased to host Susan’s monthly sessions and to share Martin’s compelling messages. Past participants are unanimous in their accolades. Martin and ‘friends’ never cease to inspire and guide.
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Saturday, September 20th
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Many Lives ~ Many Lessons:
Uncovering Your Soul’s Plan for this Lifetime Retreat
with Joanne Selinske
“ You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.” Teilhard De Chardin
The eternal state of being – the world of Spirit — is the experience of absolute, unconditional love and acceptance; having decided to incarnate on the “earth school” we are distanced from its peace and joy. Yet throughout our many incarnations, we seek a return to the state of serenity and bliss that is its hallmark and to reunion with its Source.
In each successive lifetime, we return with a purpose and plan to accomplish it. We make choices in advance that we believe will create the best opportunities to practice the ‘energy of love’. We incarnate determined to learn lessons, to balance karma, to heal old wounds, to serve others and in general to experience the magnificence of the physical world. Throughout these many journeys we are accompanied by soul mates and soul companions.
During these incarnations patterns of thinking, behavior and relationships develop – some serve us well while others provide lessons and obstacles to overcome and healing to achieve. Understanding your soul’s purpose and plan for this lifetime is foundational. And, gaining insight about your patterns of thinking, behavior and relationships is a critical step to advance along this journey.
Join us for this highly experiential and interactive retreat on your journey to peace, joy and unconditional love.
The day will include:
- Teaching and discussion of soul plans and sacred contracts, soul mates and soul companions, and the soul planning process
- Break-out sessions for personal reflection on life patterns and issues
- Transpersonal journey to soul state and
- A hypnotically guided meditation
- Connect with your “higher self” to hear the soul’s perspective
- Clarify your soul’s specific lessons and themes
- Identify & evaluate personal patterns that support or hinder progress
- Reconcile ego and soul plans for the balance of this lifetime
- Experience the world of spirit and revel in its peace, joy and unconditional love
Retreat Leader: Joanne Selinske, Ph.D., Cht., is a spiritual counselor and hypnotherapist, certified by the Weiss Institute in Past Life Regression and The Newton Institute in Life Between Lives® Hypnotherapy. Her practice is geared to those seeking emotional and spiritual transformation with emphasis on past life & life between lives regression, spiritual regression including transpersonal journeys and Spirit Guide connection relative to – healing, learning and balancing karma.
Logistics: Please bring your lunch for the mid-day brown bag “working” lunch break. Tea service and water are provided. Bring your own cushion/mat/pillow to maximize your comfort; and any personal journal.
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Sunday, September 28th
10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Creating Your Personal Sanctuary ~ Using Feng Shui to Transform Your Home and Workplace
with Mindy Wagner
Join designer Mindy Wagner to learn how to use Feng Shui techniques to transform your home and workplace into Sacred Space and Healing Sanctuaries.
Mindy will teach you how to ‘see with Feng Shui eyes’ following an introduction to the philosophy of the ancient arts and science of Vastu and Feng Shui along with clearing principles and practices. You will also gain a foundational understanding of its relation to healing and energy work.
Using the Feng Shui Ba-Gua — the energy blueprint — to analyze the layout of your home, instructing on which numbers, colors and symbols will activate energy portals. Mindy will teach you how to clear space and clutter from your home or workplace. She uses the 5 Element System to balance the natural energies of any space.
Participants will create a vision board using the Ba-Gua system to activate your intentions for health, abundance, relationships, community, family, and spiritual knowledge.
Participants will come away with a sense of balance and well-being and tools to use in any space you live or work in. You will understand what makes Feng Shui work. In addition, you will find that you have a greater appreciation for the land and your environments, as well as increases ability to know ‘seen and unseen’ energy.
Logistics: During our session we will enjoy a short meditation and a refreshment break.
Instructor: Mindy Wagner is Principal/Designer Mindy Wagner Interior Design, Inc., in practice creating beautiful spaces for more than three decades. A member of the International Furnishings and Design Association/IFDA since 1995 and more recently a member of the Home Builders Association of Maryland/HBAM. She is a certified Feng Shui instructor who employs this ancient Eastern approach to design in her teaching and design applications.