Serendipity Circles Become Alive, Aware & Awake! 2018-02-22T18:01:21Z https://serendipitycircles.com/feed/atom/ WordPress SerendipityAdmin <![CDATA[The spark within you]]> http://serendipitycircles.com/?p=1585 2017-12-13T02:09:23Z 2017-12-13T01:46:02Z Whatever holiday season you celebrate, a universal truth is that every human being yearns for the most precious gifts of HOPE, PEACE, LOVE, and JOY that are deep within us. May this candle remind you to ignite the spark within you that will become the LIGHT which helps illuminate our darkened world. https://youtu.be/poNHx_rCf_Y

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Whatever holiday season you celebrate, a universal truth is that every human being yearns for the most precious gifts of HOPE, PEACE, LOVE, and JOY that are deep within us. May this candle remind you to ignite the spark within you that will become the LIGHT which helps illuminate our darkened world.
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SerendipityAdmin <![CDATA[Lake Superior Women’s Fall Retreat]]> http://serendipitycircles.com/?p=1560 2017-09-18T22:08:03Z 2017-09-18T22:08:03Z The Lake Superior Women’s Fall Retreat has it all:  Spectacular scenery, Inspiring Women, Empowering insights! *Would you like to experience belly laughs and wisdom conversations with authentic women? * Would you like to be rejuvenated and embraced by the feminine energy of the Great Lake?  * Can you feel the fresh air and see the […]

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The Lake Superior Women’s Fall Retreat has it all:  Spectacular scenery, Inspiring Women, Empowering insights!

*Would you like to experience belly laughs and wisdom conversations with authentic women?
* Would you like to be rejuvenated and embraced by the feminine energy of the Great Lake? 
* Can you feel the fresh air and see the expansiveness of the horizon? 
* Can you hear the waves crashing on the rocky shore?
* Is it sweet music to your ears?
* Would you like to gather in circle with other empowered women?
……YES? Then COME and experience all this with other women who are yearning for alone time and small group intimacy on the magnificent North Shore of Lake Superior!

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FALL into GRATITUDE is a retreat opportunity for you to sink deep into the comfort of being in a circle of women in a luxurious natural
environment.
You will journey into the awe inspiring wilderness of the North Shore and the beauty of your soul.
You will experience a profound sense of honoring and acceptance. You will leave knowing more of the truth of who you are and the power that is within you.

We’ll hike, explore, sit in awe at waterfalls,
engage in rich conversations,
bask in a hot tub,
and gather in circle on the lakeshore ….. with no bugs!!!!
And the colors … aaaaaaaaaaaaah, they should be stunning!

Our stops on the North Shore will include:
Brighton Beach Duluth
Tettegouche State Park
Gooseberry Falls,
Palisade Head,
Temperance River Gorge.

COME and EXPERIENCE
Spectacular scenery, Inspiring women, Empowering insights!!!
SUNDAY thru TUESDAY October 1 * 10am ~ Oct. 3 * 12pm 

Call Mary Welch 763.807-6872.   FAQ answers:    https://www.facebook.com/events/1806166902746484/

This retreat is as powerful as thunderous Gooseberry Falls and as gentle as the waters of Agate Bay.
Join us in circle at the Great Lake and be refreshed, revitalized, and renewed!

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SerendipityAdmin <![CDATA[Color Crayons and Lake Superior Women’s retreat?]]> http://serendipitycircles.com/?p=1555 2017-09-15T19:52:07Z 2017-09-15T19:47:50Z Lake Superior in the Fall is a spectacular exhibit of Nature's coloring! As a child did you like to color? Did you like to share belly laughs?
Did you have fun with friends? Gathering in Circles with other like-minded women is a different form of fun that re-vitalizes every cell in your body!

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What does a Lake Superior women’s retreat have in common with color crayons?

Did you stay within the lines, or did you color outside the lines as a child?  Did you enjoy coloring no matter what?

I always loved to color … but in school, I made sure to color within the lines.  It was that ‘good student’ aspect of me.   And now?   I’ve found out how much I like scribbling with crayons!   I feel so much freer and curious about what will be created.  Sometimes I like what emerges, sometimes not.   A bit like the order within the chaos of my life!

If you ‘color’ today as an adult, are you staying within the lines of  life  that a ‘teacher’ drew for you?  Or on occasion, do you get outside of the box and do something totally serendipitous and fun?

And speaking of fun 

I’m just learning at this late date in my life that a vital part of a healthy life is having fun!   I always thought it was a ‘lucky’ reward for having completed my work.  YIKES!   No wonder I love what I do …  it is fun work!!!

For me,  Fun can happen by doing a lot of things, but it most often it includes laughing with friends or family. Other activities are vital to living a healthy life for me, but they aren’t necessarily ‘fun’!

When is the last time you did something ‘different’ that was fun?   I don’t mean the regular old stuff you always do, I mean something different?

If it is time for you to do something out of the ordinary that is fun, I invite you to come gather with me in a Serendipity Circle.   I promise you an experience that will touch your heart and soul, and it will be fun!.

On October 1 Alive Aware Awake women will gather in retreat Circle up at the Great Lake Superior and on October 7 we will gather at our monthly Serendipity Circle in Minneapolis.  At both these events, there will be women you and I have never met before, and there might be some old friends, and for sure you will share belly laughs and deep wisdom with women just like you!

Don’t think about this invitation too hard or too long.   Instead, trust your intuition and if you feel nudged to gather with us, give me a call.  I’d love to have a conversation with you to see if either a Serendipity Circle or Retreat is the ‘out of the ordinary FUN’ thing you are yearning for right now!
              
Wishing you many moments of enjoying Nature’s coloring this month!
 

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SerendipityAdmin <![CDATA[CHANGE]]> http://serendipitycircles.com/?p=1458 2016-11-21T23:47:40Z 2016-11-21T23:46:25Z Change.   We’ve experienced a lot of it lately and our future promises to have so much more.   It’s obvious that some changes evoke excitement and other changes evoke fear.    What I’m wondering is: how do you move gracefully through all the emotions caused by change in your life?  What are some concrete ways you have […]

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Change.  
We’ve experienced a lot of it lately and our future promises to have so much more.   It’s obvious that some changes evoke excitement and other changes evoke fear.    What I’m wondering is: how do you move gracefully through all the emotions caused by change in your life?  What are some concrete ways you have found that help you go with the flow that is inevitable?

On the global level the changes that affect us are often times so subtle and our lack of awareness keeps us feeling insulated from them.

Or the changes are so complex that we feel powerless to do anything.

Or the changes are so promising that the energy is contagious and uplifting and might even feel unmanageable.

I’ve felt all of these in many different areas of my life and at various times on the global scale.   What I know to be true is that when the changes feel bigger than what I can handle, I need to intentionally create small changes in my personal life.  By doing that I again feel like the co-creator of my life and the micro changes begin to get me comfortable at the macro level.    

Here are some suggestions for creating the small changes that could make a BIG difference in how you go with the flow of change.

*    Say the Serenity Prayer … and discern what you get to let go of and what you are called to do.
*   Go to bed or get up 1/2 hour earlier every day for 3 weeks.
*   Drive home a new way for a week or two or three…
*   Write your grocery list with your opposite hand
*   Order something new and different at a favorite restaurant
*   Practice Ho’oponopono … the Hawaiian practice of forgiveness.
*   Say Yes to doing something creative that you have wanted to do … like a painting class,  piano lessons,  voice lessons,  traveling to a new place…

When you allow yourself to be courageous and confident enough to be proactive and create changes on your own,  the inevitable changes in your outer world will be less fearful and your life will be more joyful!  

Wishing you the deep serenity that comes from knowing the truth of the scientific and spiritual principle:   there is order in what appears to be chaos…. every moment.    

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SerendipityAdmin <![CDATA[When is the last time you felt AWE!?]]> http://serendipitycircles.com/?p=1392 2016-10-15T20:31:28Z 2016-10-15T20:31:28Z …AWE!    Not for something spectacular or mysterious outside of yourself, but for YOU!? This season of beauty, color, and harvest invites us to reflect on the accomplishments in our life.   I encourage you to go outside into a beautiful natural setting, sit with yourSelf and remember.   Be affirming like you would to a friend,  your […]

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…AWE!    Not for something spectacular or mysterious outside of yourself, but for YOU!?

This season of beauty, color, and harvest invites us to reflect on the accomplishments in our life.   I encourage you to go outside into a beautiful natural setting, sit with yourSelf and remember.  

Be affirming like you would to a friend,  your best friend.   Acknowledge the courage it took for you to do whatever you are proud of doing.   

Allow yourSelf to embrace whatever thoughts and feelings come up.   

Admire the gifts of your remembering like you admire a brilliant red maple under a bright blue sky!  

Create a ritual for yourself to let go and expand yourSelf into receiving more of the joy you are worthy of experiencing.

Honor the wisdom you gained from all your experiences , and remember that who you have become is truly the most beautiful harvest of this season.  

May this autumn bring you into a deeper appreciation for the journey you’ve been on.

May it also bring you a renewed enthusiasm for continuing to persevere during the  difficult winters of your life.

Sending you waves of love to keep you warm!

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Remember to allow yourself time to just BE during this Full Moon.   It’s a time to rest and honor the Divine Feminine energy within you that nurtures and nourishes the Love you are!

 

 

 

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SerendipityAdmin <![CDATA[Do you remember?]]> http://serendipitycircles.com/?p=1372 2016-09-16T20:50:00Z 2016-09-16T20:50:00Z Do you remember how you felt when a new school year was starting?   Were you excited for the new classroom?  for the new teacher?  for the new people you would meet?  for the new learning that would occur? I know that school for the children has already been in session for almost a month, but […]

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Do you remember how you felt when a new school year was starting?  
Were you excited for the new classroom?  for the new teacher?  for the new people you would meet?  for the new learning that would occur?

I know that school for the children has already been in session for almost a month, but I’m curious….  Have you experienced a new ‘classroom’ recently?   Are you yearning for the butterflies in your stomach that are partly from fear and from excitement?   Do you feel a nudge to get out of your current ‘classroom’ and explore new ideas and concepts and meet new friends?  What have you committed to for your own sense of pleasure and growth?

I know we are inundated with emails and blogs and so many many promos that invite and try to entice us to attend this seminar or that training.   It’s overwhelming for me at times.   I am committed to my personal evolution and to the evolution of our collective consciousness and still…..

So right now, I’m committed to listening to the Wisdom of my Higher Self.   I’m giving myself time and space to enjoy what I know!   To remember what I’ve learned and to remember who I am!   And then I’ll get back into the classrooms with renewed enthusiasm and excitement!  I think it will only take a couple weeks … I get bored very quickly when I’m only remembering what I already intellectually know!

Next week I’m going off to Lake Superior to be with wise women feeling excited that their wisdom will be the ‘book’ I read and the North Shore will be my classroom!   I know that this is the best classroom for me right now and I know that my new friends will become soul sisters who will teach me better than any book or seminar! 

In a couple weeks,  I’ll be back reading and participating and getting all excited about new ideas and new opportunities.   Until then,  I’m going to enjoy every moment in my outdoor classroom and when that grade level is over, I’ll be on to the next!   

How about you?   What is your next ‘classroom’?

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SerendipityAdmin <![CDATA[Serendipitous Moments!]]> http://serendipitycircles.com/?p=1362 2016-07-23T15:08:15Z 2016-07-23T15:08:04Z For so many of us, there is an old unconscious belief that if something good happens…“just wait, the other shoe will drop.” With the horrific tragedies all over the globe in the past few weeks and actually, in our life times, I think we have come to expect the ‘other shoe’. I dare say, it […]

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For so many of us, there is an old unconscious belief that if something good happens…“just wait, the other shoe will drop.”

With the horrific tragedies all over the globe in the past few weeks and actually, in our life times, I think we have come to expect the ‘other shoe’. I dare say, it has even become the energetic field in which so many of us live. We expect the unexpected to be filled with bad news, tragedies, and feelings of powerlessness.

I’m wondering what it would be like if our focus was different. What if we expected delightful surprises instead of the news we are used to getting? What if we chose to face the brutal realities with compassion and necessary actions, AND we also consciously chose to expect something different?

One of the reasons I love fireworks is because I always expect beauty and fun surprises. I believe we can do the same when we look to our global future.

On the micro level, how would our lives be different if we simply acknowledged the delightful surprises that occur daily in our lives? Do you think it would begin to shift our awareness and our expectations on the macro level? Would that new focus help us counterbalance the ‘other shoe’ mentality?

You probably already have a Gratitude Journal. Would you like to join me this month in tweeking our journals to be specifically for Delightful Surprises?

I’ll start right now. I used a holistic approach to think of some things and this is what bubbled up in my awareness. Delightful Surprises that affect my:

BODY – I’ve started to enjoy riding my bike again. I’ve actually done it several times each week in the last month and it wasn’t even on my ‘to-do’ list this summer!
MIND – Yesterday I spontaneously unsubscribed from all the internet webinar promotional stuff! I was feeling totally overwhelmed and the good student in me didn’t want to miss anything; but I now feel free to let my mind rest. I can honor my own wisdom and come back to all the other stuff when I yearn for it. Truly an unplanned action and a delightful surprise!
SOUL – I decided I want to sing for fun and for spiritual deepening. I quit my beloved choir and instead, I’m going to chant and sing Broadway hits with friends! ooooooooooh I can hardly wait!!!

What do you think? Can our individual shifts in consciousness shift the energy of the planet? Do you think we are near the ‘100th monkey’? Are you feeling hopeful about our future, or are you waiting for the ‘other shoe to drop’?

If you decide to tweek your Gratitude Journal, I’d love to hear from you. And if you feel a shift in your energy by focusing on delightful surprises, I will celebrate with you!

PS   I’m going to more fireworks tonight!!!  BIG ones too … with music!!!

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SerendipityAdmin <![CDATA[A time to BE and DO]]> http://serendipitycircles.com/?p=1354 2016-06-20T02:53:42Z 2016-06-20T02:53:42Z A Full Moon  and  the  Summer Solstice! On Monday, June 20!   A day of significance for all of us.   But why,  and so what? Here is what it means to me…. It is a day of possible profound energetic Balance of the Feminine and Masculine energies within the Universe.  This energetic balance is what I […]

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A Full Moon  and  the  Summer Solstice!

On Monday, June 20!   A day of significance for all of us.   But why,  and so what?

Here is what it means to me….
It is a day of possible profound energetic Balance of the Feminine and Masculine energies within the Universe.  This energetic balance is what I continually strive for within me.

I know everything is energy, and I know all the elements of the Universe are within me, but I do forget my oneness with that Source energy way too often.    FIRE WITHIN by the women’s group LIBANA is a beautiful chant that raises my vibration and gets me singing the truth of my energetic oneness.  I invite you to listen to it … often.   And let me know if you can listen without singing along with them!!

Be, Do, Have
Have you heard of the BE, DO, HAVE relationship for living in a higher consciousness?   I see a correlation with the energies of the sun and moon:

Who I am BEING informs my DOING and that behavior gets me what I am  HAVING.

The FULL MOON is a time to BE … to stop all the doing and revitalize the feminine energy needed to receive and nourish new dreams.

The SUN is the masculine energy, the muscle that births what we desire to HAVE. It is the energy that moves us to DO what needs to be done. 

Never Be The Sun is a song that sums up the beauty and power of WHO we are!  The Lyrics are by Dolores Keane and I like the arrangement by David Howard.

You’ll never be the sun turning in the sky
And you won’t be the moon above us on a moonlit night
And you won’t be the stars in heaven
Although they burn so bright
But even on the deepest ocean
You will be the light

  An Invitation to you….

On Monday, June 20  Sunrise is at 5:36am CDT & the Full Moon is at 6:04am.
(The Solstice  is at 5:34pm and Sunset is at 9:03.)
 
I invite you to get up and BE in this moment of Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine Balance.   Allow yourself to breathe in the beauty of your life and feel the energy surge through you. 
Ask yourself these 2 questions:  (Then you can go back to bed!)

You will intuitively know what your body, mind, and soul want to express at that moment. 

“What is my dream for this summer?
“Who do I get to BE to co-create it?”

 
May your summer be playful and fruitful and filled with ease and the Light of Love!

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SerendipityAdmin <![CDATA[Blasphemy or truth???]]> http://serendipitycircles.com/?p=1327 2016-03-26T16:54:20Z 2016-03-26T16:51:57Z For me, the concept of being both human and Divine is a basic truth.   If you are reading this,  I think it might be for you as well. At this time of year when so many ancient traditions celebrate their beliefs around resurrection of the earth and our body,  I want to share one of […]

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For me, the concept of being both human and Divine is a basic truth.   If you are reading this,  I think it might be for you as well.

At this time of year when so many ancient traditions celebrate their beliefs around resurrection of the earth and our body,  I want to share one of my deepest beliefs.  It is this …. even with all my imperfections and my faults,  I am a divine goddess, and so are you.  

This is not really a new revelation to you, I’m sure.  I’ll even bet you’ve said it before too.   But I’m wondering if talking about your divinity or claiming being a ‘goddess’ is just a spoken affirmation, or do you really embrace this at  your core?  Does this truth vibrate in your cells and evoke awe and wonder, or instead, do you  feel a sense of resistance and hear the little voice in your head saying ‘yeah, right!’ more often than you’d like?

If you would like to sink into the comfort of a sacred circle of authentic women and experience profound activities and a wisdom sharing conversation about your divine journey,  I invite you to gather with me on sacred land at Lake Superior for the Embracing the Goddess Within You retreat April 28- May1.

This retreat is about celebrating the fullness of being a woman in our own unique expression of the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine

The goddess archetypes are only used as a framework to identify what it really means to be a goddess today in the 21st century. The activities are designed around embracing nature, your body, your creativity, your intuition, and celebrating the community of women.

This is not about male-bashing or challenging institutions or worshiping goddesses.  It is about your spiritual journey and the aha insights you receive will be life enriching, and could be life-changing!

“I want to thank you for the incredible experience of last weekend. It was truly magical, and I am not the same person I was when the retreat started….. God bless you and this work which is helping to illuminate our world.” Debra

By the way … did I mention that soul touching uplifting music is a vital element of this retreat?  And also,  did I mention that playfulness and humor abound!  The archetypal energy of the goddess Baubo keeps us having fun!!!

Come gather with us...share your wisdom, play, laugh, cry, dance, sing, explore and return home feeling freer, more empowered, and more deeply honored than ever before!

“My mind thanks you!  My body thanks you!  My spirit thanks you!  What an amazing retreat!  Thank you for bringing forth the courage, wisdom, leadership and intent that allowed all the beautiful women to experience such incredible richness and transformation!   Bonnie

This retreat is limited to 12 women.  REGISTER NOW on this website to reserve your space in this sacred circle!

 

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SerendipityAdmin <![CDATA[Centering in Busy Times]]> http://serendipitycircles.com/?p=1223 2015-12-10T19:15:37Z 2015-12-10T19:12:40Z It’s not too late… There is still time to do whatever you hope to accomplish and amidst your busyness you really can be calm and centered. My Venerable Voices conversation with Dawn Morningstar will support you in doing 3 simple things that nourish your body, mind, and soul at this time of year. Relax into […]

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It’s not too late…

There is still time to do whatever you hope to accomplish and amidst your busyness you really can be calm and centered.

My Venerable Voices conversation with Dawn Morningstar will support you in doing 3 simple things that nourish your body, mind, and soul at this time of year.

Relax into this conversation and Enjoy!

http://www.venerablewomen.com/#!venerable-voices/cyufh

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