News and Views – December 2012

The true power and blessing of this season is about celebrating the hope of new life that Light represents. Whether you are Christian celebrating the birth of Christ Jesus, or a spiritual eclectic celebrating the Winter Solstice or a Jew celebrating Hanukkah, this season is about celebrating the Light that is our Hope in the dead of winter or in the middle of the night. We have heard of many stories over the past weeks of deep darkness and fear and senseless unconscious acts of violence. While we can experience shock and grief and even feel horror and anger at what has been done to the vulnerable and innocent, we must never lose sight of the Universal Light that offers us the HOPE of NEW LIFE.

This season, wherever, whenever, however, whatever moment is available for you to share and shine your great inner light, do so! It is vital to all the world. No matter how small or how big, no matter how radiant or how warm your inner light is, I call you out from fear and into the power of LIGHT so that all together our LIGHT and LOVE and HOPE can bring NEW LIFE to this world. What a miracle we hold in our hearts to manifest such a gift for all who live and breathe on this planet. Namaste.



In anticipation of the new year, I am excited to be introducing and incorporating Wisdom’s Way to Living Joy-Fully in 2013 into my soul coaching work. This simple easy to use workbook will help you discover, design, delight in and deliver the goals and self transformation you dream of manifesting in this next year. Wisdom’s Way to Living Joy-Fully in 2013 draws on the strength and innovation of David Cooperrider who formulated Appreciative Inquiry, the spiritual practice of contemplation and compassion and the influence of Appreciative Way by Dr. Rob Voyle of the Clergy Leadership Institute.

As my gift to you, I will be offering this workbook free to all those who book 1:1 sessions with me in the month of January. Contact Shirley Lynn today to get your free copy and get started on living joyfully!



‘Tis the season of Light and Joy… celebrating the Light in You! Celebrate your Light this season so others may feel the joy that is possible for them too. Let your light and joy spread warmth and hope into the world. When you spread hope and joy and shine your light, Wisdom joins you in blessing the world with peace. Share in the Light of Peace and let the world around you learn to trust and heal its broken heart.

I’ve been thinking about all those who will walk an incredible road from trauma and grief and deep suffering to new light and hope because the world cares, loves and compassionately embraces them. I found this youtube from 2010 of a mob flash Xmas carol danced by young people and children in Milford CT about 20 miles from Newtown. My prayer is that as this town and its surrounding neighbours begins the path of healing, they remember to weave a more complete story of themselves and their children into their souls and history. Here is an incredible piece of that story. Watch it and help them weave in all that is good and hopeful and life-giving so the weight of their grief and horror is perhaps somewhat transmutable by the power of what is Light and Peace. Watch with loving presence:

And for the children in China who were also mercilessly wounded, let us send forth our tender compassion that invites us all to remember the Buddha Light that shines on the heart and spirits of these children, their families and communities and the world. They too need to weave in all that is good and holy. Watch with open heart:

And to celebrate this Joy and Light… eat with mindful joyfulness! Exercise and dance with great enthusiasm!

Chewy Granola Cookies

  • 1/3 cup. maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp brown rice syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1/4 cup puffed amaranth
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour (I used almond flour)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup dried currants
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets or line with parchment.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together maple syrup, brown rice syrup, vanilla, almond butter and tahini.
  4. In a medium bowl mix together remaining dry ingredients.
  5. Mix all together and spoon onto trays.
  6. Bake 10-15 minutes. Cookies will firm up as they cool.



Reiki Practice Night

Tuesday, January 8th 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

A time to be with like-spirited Reiki practitioners to receive and offer treatments. Improve yourself as a Reiki channel and be supported in a community of healing and empowerment. Open to all levels of training. Cost: $23.00 (includes HST).

Peace Circle: New Love

Thursday, January 24th, 2013. 7-9:30 pm

With the beginnings of 2013, we have the possibility of stepping into our life choosing a new way or bringing forward the best of what we are living already. You are invited to join our free peace circle gathering, to share in the purpose of discovering NEW LOVE. We will be exploring the stories about the best of your love through appreciative remembering. This circle will introduce you to an upcoming 4-part series of our Peace Circle where we will celebrate, discover and inquire into the subtleties and depths of what this new love can be for us in the joyful living of our best life. (more information will be provided at the circle).

There is limited seating, so please get your registration in early. Held in west Waterloo. Contact ShirleyLynn at or Karen McCarthy at for registration.

Reiki Level One training

3 days – Friday & Saturday, February 22-23, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm as well as Saturday, March 9, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

  • For those seekers who want to be awake to their own self healing and to improve their mind/body/spirit connection for health, happiness and purpose.
  • Learn and train in Reiki Ryoho, Gendai and Komyo Kai methods, which focus significantly on your spiritual growth and transformation as well as self-healing.
  • Be introduced to Reiki treatments with other class members as well as a Reiki Master.

Please visit my website for additional information about this life-changing program.


Wishing you and yours a wonderful season and 2013 filled with laughter and joy, good health and many special moments.