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January 2020 Newsletter

New!! Online webinar course

Find a New Path for Your Passion in Life, Rooted in Self Compassion

In this NEW on-line course, we will embrace the practice of Peace Circle (using the Zoom platform). Traditionally, Circles are gatherings in which all participants sit in a circle facing each other to facilitate open, direct communication. Circles provide a safe, supportive space where all group members can talk about sensitive topics, work through differences, and build consensus.

Self compassion, research shows, helps grow our self esteem, our self regard and as such, encourages us to reach towards our passions in life. And it has been shown to be effective in neutralizing shame. Spiritual traditions teach that compassion arises out of loving-kindness; and practising compassion for self and others makes us real human beings.

Topics of this course (as backdrops to the stories we share):
  • What Self Compassion is (and isn’t) and why it is important both as a psychological benefit and as a spiritual practice
  • Exploring the 3 Faces of Compassion (tender, fierce, mischievous) and how these faces are equal expressions in Self Compassion
  • Embodying these 3 Faces of Self Compassion to expand both our sense of safety and courage to love in our life and relationships
  • Examine where self compassion enhances/enriches and creates resilience to live passionately in this chaotic age
  • and more…
What you can expect in this course:
  • Meet monthly (see dates posted) in an on-line format, so you can join from the sacredness of your own home
  • Join a community of spiritually grounded people who want an honest and good way to grow, share and make a difference in their lives
  • Be guided with readings from modern research as well as ancient spiritual texts to stimulate our collective conversation and your personal journey
  • and more…

As the course facilitator, Shirley Lynn Martin brings more than 20 years of experience as a Soul and Life Development Coach, Reiki Master/Teacher, whole life therapist and ordained Reverend. She has a very diverse formal (as well as informal) education and has trained in the field of ‘Circle work’ with some of the best trainers in the field. This NEW online course is a culmination of her many years of training, passion, purpose and wisdom.

Online Meeting Dates:  Tuesdays, March 17th, April 14th, May 12th, and  June 9th, 2020   [7:00-8:30pm EST]

Course Fee:  $200.00 plus HST  ($226.00 if paid with e-transfer, cash or check). On-line payment will have an additional surcharge.

Course size will be limited to 10 participants. Register now to secure your spot. Email Shirley Lynn for additional information and to register.


Upcoming Courses and Workshops

Monthly Reiki Practice Nights

First Tuesday of every month. All levels of Reiki practitioners are welcome.

 

Reiki Level One (3 days)

Are you needing a self healing practice of self calm, self care, of self balance and grounding?

Are you needing a meditation practice that enhances true self development, that awakens a universal connection to loving-kindness and compassion, that replenishes energetic flow and vitality?

Take this golden opportunity to begin your path to self-healing and spiritual development with Reiki. Awaken to its power and mystery. Deepen your journey by joining an active community of supportive and like-minded fellow seekers and Reiki practitioners.

Friday & Saturday March 27 & 28th and Saturday April 4th, 2020  [9:30am-4:30pm]

 

Reiki Level Two (3 Days)

Similar to Level One, you will have theory time, conversation and question time, table time, learning new meditations and techniques, as well as the Level Two Attunement.

In Level Two, you will be learning symbols to help you understand the nature and flow of different kinds of energy and what is needed to restore balance and vitality of body, mind, spirit. As well, we will be learning how to do long distance healing (across time and space). This second level includes case study work and feedback in preparation to offering it professionally.

Friday & Saturday July 10 & 11th and Saturday July 25th [9:30am-4:30pm]

 

Reiki Master & Soul Coaching Program

Students qualify for this level of instruction if they have demonstrated commitment to their personal Reiki practice, have experienced consistently the effects of Reiki in daily life, have reached a certain level of character refinement and understanding, have developed a certain level of sensitivity in their energy healing practice, are ready to commit to a deeper spiritual practice for the purpose of further psycho-spiritual integration.

This Reiki Master/Teacher (Level Three and Four) Intensive includes 30+ hours in-class time over 6-8 months plus monthly assignments, reading and practice sessions with other students each week over a 8-10 month period. Teacher guidance and support provided throughout.

First class: Saturday February 22, 2020 [9:30am-4:30pm]

 

The Self Kindness Response: Boundaries for Healthy & Joyful Living (2 Days)

Are you tired of feeling misunderstood, taken advantage of, uncared for and want to learn and practise how to say yes or no in ways that feel right for you? Do you struggle with setting boundaries that are kind yet firm? Are you ready to let go of longstanding feelings of hurt and resentment and choose instead ‘inner happiness’? As a highly sensitive person, do you find yourself picking up on other people’s emotional or energetic ‘stuff’? Are you ready to exercise greater loving-kindness in your self care?

If you can relate to any of these questions, this workshop is for you!

Mark your calendars now…

Friday & Saturday September 25 & 26th, 2020  [9am-4pm]

Check out what’s all happening this fall

What a glorious holiday weekend we had here in Ontario. I trust you took the time to enjoy it with family and friends, or perhaps you got some much needed solitary time. It is hard to believe that we are already into August, although this is a month I look forward to every year (I always plan to get away somewhere in August – looks like it will be a short trip to New York later in the month).

I am sharing these upcoming workshops and Reiki training opportunities with you and hopefully one or more of these will strike a chord with your soul purpose.


The Art and Practice of Forgiving – Discover the Freedom to Live

WHAT does the act of forgiving actually mean? HOW do I forgive in a way that is useful and liberating?
This one-day workshop is for anyone who wants to learn an effective and simple method to let go of the resentments that bind you to your past hurts and block you from your joy. We will also examine what interferes with forgiving and how forgiving is distinct from grieving a loss or healing a trauma.

Saturday, September 14th, 2019
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Find out more at Freedom to Live


Reiki Level One

Are you needing a self healing practice of self calm, self care, of self balance and grounding? Are you needing a meditation practice that enhances true self development, that awakens a universal connection to loving-kindness and compassion, that replenishes energetic flow and vitality? Take this golden opportunity to begin your path to self-healing and spiritual development with Reiki. Awaken to its power and mystery.

Friday & Saturday October 4 & 5th & Saturday October 19th, 2019 (3 days)

9:30 am to 4:30 pm

For more details, see Reiki Level One

Reiki Level Two

Continue your journey… in this next level, you will be learning symbols to help you understand the nature and flow of different kinds of energy and what is needed to restore balance and vitality of body, mind, spirit. As well, we will be learning how to do long distance healing (across time and space).

Friday & Saturday November 8 & 9th & Saturday November 16th, 2019 (3 days)

9:30am – 4:30pm

For much more detail, see Reiki Level Two

Reiki Master / Teacher

Students qualify for this level of instruction if they have demonstrated commitment to their personal Reiki practice, have experienced consistently the effects of Reiki in daily life, have reached a certain level of character refinement and understanding, have developed a certain level of sensitivity in their energy healing practice, are ready to commit to a deeper spiritual practice for the purpose of further psycho-spiritual integration.
This Reiki Master/Teacher (Level Three and Four) Intensive includes 30+ hours in-class time over 6-8 months plus monthly assignments, reading and practice sessions with other students each week over a 8-10 month period. Teacher guidance and support provided throughout.

First In Class Date: Saturday, February 22nd, 2019 [9:30-4:30]

For more information about dates and requirements, see Reiki Master


Are you interested in knowing what it requires to work as a professional Reiki practitioner? Come and join the conversation with Jennifer Godwin and myself …

Ethical and Legal Considerations for the Reiki Practitioner

Pre-requisite: Reiki Ryoho Level II

This 8 hour workshop is for Reiki practitioners who wish to have those uncommon discussions about the ethics and legal considerations when providing a professional Reiki healing service. For those of you who also offer other modalities, this will still have relevance. Through case studies, reflections, discussion and presentations, participants will learn what is necessary when considering working with the public professionally.

Saturdays September 28th and October 26th, 2019
9:00am – 1:00pm (both days)

Note: If you are at a distance, and would like to attend, we are going to set up a zoom option for this workshop.

Full details are posted at Ethical & Legal Considerations


There’s more to come but mark your calendars now so you don’t miss these special opportunities for your personal growth. As always, please contact me for more details if you can’t find it on my webpage. I look forward to sharing these events with you.

Namaste,

Shirley Lynn

This Workshop WILL Change Your Life!

Mark Your Calendar For This One…

Are you tired of feeling misunderstood, taken advantage of, uncared for and want to learn and practise how to say yes or no in ways that feel right for you?

Do you struggle with setting boundaries that are kind yet firm?

Are you ready to let go of longstanding feelings of hurt and resentment and choose instead ‘inner happiness’?

As a highly sensitive person, do you find yourself picking up on other people’s emotional or energetic ‘stuff’?

Are you ready to exercise greater loving-kindness in your self care?

If you can relate to any of these questions, this workshop is for you!

“There is a very complicated and non-negotiable relationship between boundaries and (self) compassion”.  Brene Brown

The Self Kindness Response: Boundaries for Healthy and Joyful Living

women-friends-1577910_640Join Shirley Lynn Martin for two full days of evaluation, imagining and insight. In the safe intimate setting of this workshop, you will have ample opportunities to discuss questions from your personal experience as well as the in-class exercises (ie “What if my husband/wife/partner does this __?” or “How do I respond when my mother/child/sibling does that?”). Out of this, you will be able to create an action plan that will guide you in your communications, your life and relationships beyond this experience.

This workshop is very interactive with exercises designed to clarify who you truly are and how you want to re-imagine your relationships and life. You will leave the workshop with a clear understanding about the mind/body/spirit connection – to empower you beyond this course with useful skills for a self-kindness response in your daily decisions. As you step out again into the ‘real’ world and live the changes you have initiated in this workshop, you will continue to benefit from the accountability and support of fellow participants.

PARTICIPATING IN THIS DYNAMIC TWO-DAY WORKSHOP WILL HELP YOU:

goal-729571_640Learn specific personal steps and boundaries you need to live a kinder and healthier dance with yourself!
Become more aware of your personal body-mind connection that make your choices to happiness clearer;
Develop positive strategies that move you beyond ‘the drama’ to more life-giving relationships with yourself and others;
Learn HOW your body says yes to what makes you happy and no to what makes you sick;
Experience the real power of self- kindness, and release the self-destruction of people-pleasing; and
Create a motivation for self care and boundaries rooted in loving-kindness.

This course has brought me the understanding and courage to look after myself in all aspects of my life. Knowing that I not only need to look after “me”, but that I am capable of doing so brings me peace, strength, love and joy. One of the most intimate relationships I am learning is with myself. I am also gaining a deeper and loving spiritual relationship with the Divine. I am grateful for this, as I have spent many years in conflict with my Higher Power. Lynda

The Self Kindness Response: Boundaries for Healthy and Joyful Living

Friday & Saturday, May 31  & June 1, 2019

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Private Home just minutes from (north) Waterloo, ON

(Super-delicious morning and afternoon snacks are provided. Please bring your own lunch or visit nearby eateries.) You are welcome to enjoy the property during break times.

Cost: $297* +HST (if paid cash, check or e-transfer)

If you know this transformative two-day workshop – The Self Kindness Response: Boundaries for Healthy and Joyful Living is exactly what you have been looking for, register today to ensure your enrolment. Limited seating. If you need more information or want to discuss how this workshop might benefit you, contact Shirley Lynn.

Need a sampler of this workshop? Check out my three-part podcast series In Conversation with Jen about Boundaries for Healthy & Joyful Living. Join my conversations with Jen Bodenham as we explore what boundaries are and why we need them. I hope it motivates you to join me!

New Year news

Happy New Years to each and every one of you. I am excited about the growth and new opportunities that are in store for me (and I hope you as well). The first part of the year has lots to offer for anyone interested in Reiki, regardless of where you are on the Reiki path…

I am proud to share the Diamond Degrees Reiki Training and Soul Coaching Program with you. It is a unique integration of a spiritual path that cultivates inner peace, relaxation and wellness, freedom and happiness through self-healing practices of self-purification, body/mind reunification and wholeness, meditation practices of concentration and of awakening our truest nature. Soul Coaching supports the Reiki student to translate this spiritual path and healing art into practical approaches and actions that bring transformative healing within ourselves and to all who live on and in this Earth.

If this in-depth program appeals to you, contact Shirley Lynn to start this gentle spiritual journey of healing and discovery…

Reiki Level One (3 days) on April 6, 7 & 14th, 2018 (9:30am – 4:30pm)

Reiki Level Two (3 days) February 3, 9 & 10th, 2018 (9:30am – 4:30pm)

Reiki Master & Soul Coaching Program (9months) begins February 24th, 2018 (9:30am – 4:30pm)

Details about each level are available on my website. If this is your path (or if you’re wondering if it is), please contact me via email, in person, or by phone. I’d be honoured to walk this path with you. ~ Shirley Lynn


Connecting with the Flow of Chi [one day workshop]

Sunday, April 15th, 2018 (9:30am – 4:30pm)

Join me for this Special Opportunity to spend the day “in the flow” with Junji Kanai, a Shiatsu massage therapist for more than 30 years. I have asked him to teach us more about following and understanding ‘chi’ in the body.

I am opening this opportunity up first to Reiki students – after March 15th, any available spots will be offered to other interested persons who have not studied Reiki. Please note that you will not be a shiatsu therapist at the end of the day. Rather, our intent is to learn from someone who may provide insights into supporting how we experience ‘ki as a single flow’ in people and deepening our channelling of Reiki.

For details about this workshop, visit Connecting with the Flow of Chi.


The Self Kindness Response: Boundaries for Healthy & Joyful Living [two day workshop]

Friday & Saturday, June 2 & 3rd, 2018 (9:00am – 5:00pm)

Are you tired of feeling misunderstood, taken advantage of, uncared for and want to learn and practise how to say yes or no in ways that feel right for you? Do you struggle with setting boundaries that are kind yet firm? Are you ready to let go of longstanding feelings of hurt and resentment and choose instead ‘inner happiness’? As a highly sensitive person, do you find yourself picking up on other people’s emotional or energetic ‘stuff’? Are you ready to exercise greater loving-kindness in your self care?

If you can relate to any of these questions, this workshop is for you!

For many more details about this transformative workshop, please visit The Self Kindness Response: Boundaries for Healthy & Joyful Living.


Coming Soon...

Next week I will make available my latest podcast series called Dis-Entangling your Relationships.

Join Shirley Lynn and Colin Hillstrom in this three-part conversation series about the healing and dis-entangling work necessary from our past relationships so that we can enjoy the best by showing up as our best self.

 

RE-IGNITE YOUR PRACTICE OF PEACE AT THE WINTER SOLSTICE PEACE CIRCLE

In this season of light, come join us and re-ignite your legacy of love and peace for the ‘children’ [of all species] of tomorrow.

This Winter Solstice, our Circle will be contemplating the legend of the Tree of Great Peace and the Peace-Maker who brought the laws of peace to the Haudenosaunee. This Great Law of Peace encourages us to take action and restore true democratic peace among nations, among families and with any who are different from ourselves, by finally letting go the weapon we use to attack the blessed humanity.

Through sharing story, meditation and deep listening, we will bring to light the familial weapon we still carry with us, not unlike the conflicts in this legend. With loving witness to one another, we will have the opportunity to surrender and transform the ‘weapon’ we carry into its original gift so our future (ours and our children) can be healed.

Outcomes:
  • Find inspiration and discover a new, yet ancient way to bring peace to the planet and each other
  • Inspire ourselves to be fully present to this season as a true peace-maker
  • Remember the joy and connection that is at the heart of sharing love and peace
  • Connect with a community in a meaningful way as we renew an ancient peace practice
  • Touch again the peace and calm of silence in this season of light
  • Remember our responsibility to protect the peace
  • Lay down and transform the ‘weapon’ you carry against yourself and your neighbour.

We hope you will join us!

Peace Circle Facilitators,

Shirley Lynn Martin & Karen McCarthy

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017  7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Cost: $45.00 +HST  if paid with cash, checks or e-transfer

(*Additional PayPal user fee of $3.00 will be applied for on-line payment)

Location: Waterloo, ON

To Register or for additional information, see Peace Circles or contact Shirley Lynn Martin at shirley@shirleylynnmartin.com or 519-886-6732. Space is limited so register early. Additional details will be released upon registration.

What’s on the Horizon? Coming up…

It’s hard to believe summer is more than half over… with the abundance of rain we have had this year, there is still so much lushness and vibrancy. My mom’s gardens are flourishing and are popping with colour and life. Amidst all this growth and expansiveness, I too feel the urge to open my arms to the sky and drink in the warmth of the sun.

The cooler nights remind me that the summer won’t last forever (it never does), and September will soon bring about a renewed busyness and prescribed routines to manage our time and energy.


As you begin to prioritize your schedules and pencil in those important dates, I want to share with you the upcoming events at Feathers, Rainbows & Roses…


Reiki with Animals workshop

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

I am looking forward to this new learning experience… I know those who are attending will have an amazing day!

 

The Self Kindness Response: Boundaries for Healthy & Joyful Living Workshop

Friday & Saturday, September 29-30th, 2017, 9am-5pm

I have been offering this life-changing workshop for several years and every time I am awe-struck with how the participants are ready to step out and truly look at themselves with fresh eyes and a open heart.

Over the course of a couple days, we explore, imagine, and ultimately establish individualized new action plans that will guide you in your communications, your life and relationships beyond this workshop.

If you are tired of living your life at less than your full potential, this workshop is for you! Come and find out who you truly are and how you want to re-imagine your relationships and life…

For many more details about this workshop, see Joyful Living.

 

Peace Circle – Together for Peace: Respect, Safety & Dignity for All!

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, 7:00 – 9:30pm

In conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Peace, Karen and Shirley Lynn invite you to join them in this global movement of “together for peace”. We will be exploring the question Who will you make peace with on this day?

Through the practice of sitting in circle and listening to each other’s stories of peace done well, as well as sorrow for when we have fallen short of this ideal, we will be strengthening the ideals of peace in our world.

Come, let us stand for respect, safety and dignity for all. Peace is not a distant goal. Peace is the way. For additional information, see Autumn Peace Circle.

 

Reiki Master/teacher Intensive 

Starting in Spring, 2018

I am again hoping to offer the Reiki Master/Teacher intensive starting in the Spring of 2018. For those current Reiki Level Two students who are considering this next step, please work on your case studies and submit them to me by January 31, 2018.

Students qualify for this level of instruction if they have demonstrated commitment to their personal Reiki practice, have experienced consistently the effects of Reiki in daily life, have reached a certain level of character refinement and understanding, have developed a certain level of sensitivity in their energy healing practice, are ready to commit to a deeper spiritual practice for the purpose of further psycho-spiritual integration.

If you are interested in taking this course, please contact me to discuss your readiness…


On Vacation…

I will be on vacation next week (August 13-20) and will be hitting the open road (and sea) for some much-anticipated family time in New York. I look forward to connecting with you again when I return to my office and email the following week.

Namaste,

Shirley Lynn

An Open Invitation to Celebrate Our Relationship with Mother Earth

Outdoor Peace Circle: Loving Mother Earth, Loving Self

“Each of us carries Mother Earth inside of us. You are the Earth. You realise that your consciousness is also the consciousness of the Earth.  – Thich Nhat Hanh

You are invited to enjoy the full sensory experience of Mother Earth’s love and beauty in this first Outdoor Peace Circle. Amidst the many sights, sounds and scents of a backyard garden, we will delve into – what’s our tipping point that moves us from being in love with Mother Earth to being out of love with ourselves (and thus with Mother Earth)?

Co-Facilitators Shirley Lynn Martin & Karen McCarthy have put together an inspiring Peace Circle on Saturday, June 24th during which participants will have the opportunity to reflect on and draw wisdom from Thich Nhat Hanh’s article ‘Falling Back in Love with Mother Earth’.

Come. Join Us in cherishing our precious Earth. This is a matter of personal and collective happiness and survival.

Outcomes we wish for this Circle:

  • to learn ‘to do’ self love by ‘loving Mother Earth’
  • to expand, enhance and deepen our meaning of self love as we learn to expand/deepen our meaning of loving Mother Earth
  • to create deeper connection and integrated awareness of the path to loving ourselves, to loving Mother Earth
  • to support community who chooses to love ourselves, Mother Earth, and each other
  • to experience the healing power in the Circle ceremony and stories that collectively transform our being and our relationships.

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

12:00pm – 4:00pm in Waterloo, ON

this Circle will be outdoors (weather permitting)

Cost: $60 (+HST)

For more information about Peace Circle and to register, please email Shirley Lynn at Shirley@shirleylynnmartin.com. To register online, see Loving Mother Earth, Loving Self.

Registration Deadline is Monday June 19th (to avoid late fee)

Looking forward to sitting in Circle with you!

Karen & Shirley Lynn

Just thought you would want to know about this…

I’ve got some exciting upcoming trainings and growth opportunities – take a quick peek and find what resonates with you. Hope to see you soon!    – Shirley Lynn

Peace Circle:  Loving Mother Earth, Loving Self

“You carry Mother Earth within you … She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment.
In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer. In that kind of relationship you have enough love, strength and awakening in order to change your life. …”

          Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh

If these words of wisdom by Thich Nhat Hanh speak to you, you won’t want to miss our next Peace Circle on Saturday, June 24th.

Karen and Shirley Lynn have put together an inspiring Peace Circle during which participants will have the opportunity to reflect on and draw wisdom from Thich Nhat Hanh’s article ‘Falling Back in Love with Mother Earth’.

Outcomes we wish for this Circle:

  • to learn ‘to do’ self love by ‘loving Mother Earth’
  • to expand, enhance and deepen our meaning of self love as we learn to expand/deepen our meaning of loving Mother Earth
  • to create deeper connection and integrated awareness of the path to loving ourselves, to loving Mother Earth
  • to support community who chooses to love ourselves, Mother Earth, and each other
  • to experience the healing power in the Circle ceremony and stories that collectively transform our being and our relationships.

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

12:00pm – 4:00pm in Waterloo, ON

Weather permitting, this Circle will be outdoors

Cost: $60 (+HST)

For more information about Peace Circle and to register, please email Shirley Lynn at Shirley@shirleylynnmartin.com. Additional details about the Summer Peace Circle will be posted very soon.


Reiki Level One Training

life changing and so wonderful…

lotus-215460_640You wouldn’t believe how many people have expressed this sentiment to me as they begin their Reiki journey. And they mean it. In fact, this is one of the reasons I continue to teach these powerful healing techniques and spiritual practices to students just like you.

Are you ready to begin?

Gendai Reiki Ho and Komyo Reiki Kai are often called Japanese Reiki, or traditional Japanese Usui Reiki. These styles are simple yet profound ways to improve and bring balance, harmony, inner relaxation and pure awareness to our mind, body, spirit relationship.

This Level One Intensive includes 20 hours of class time over three days:

Friday & Saturdays June 2-3, & 10 (3 days)
9:30am – 4:30pm
Location:  Waterloo, Ontario

Cost: $350 +HST (includes training manual with extensive addendum)

WHAT WE WILL STUDY:

  • Level One Reiki meditations
  • Reiki Ryoho history and core spiritual teachings
  • The Five Principles and how to apply them in your everyday life
  • Hand positions and giving treatments
  • Grounding and centring through Reiki
  • Treating plants, animals and water through Reiki
  • and more…

Reiki is a ♥️heart path♥️, a path of spiritual practice and awakening as well as self healing.

If you are seeking organic growth, a wealth of self-empowerment and a deepening of the vibrations of Universal Love and Harmony, join me in this life long path of growing into health, happiness and abundance in shared heart-based community!

For more information about this training, whether it is right for you, and to register, please contact me at Shirley@shirleylynnmartin.com, 519-886-6732 or visit my website for Reiki Level One.


New Podcasts in the works

Look for upcoming podcasts in which Colin Hillstrom and Shirley Lynn discuss “Conversations about Healing”. We asked our respective clients what questions they have about the healing process. During the podcasts, we will be sharing our thoughts and experiences in responding to these questions.

Stay tuned!

The Self Kindness Response:  Boundaries for Healthy and Joyful Living Workshop

  • Are you tired of feeling misunderstood, taken advantage of, uncared for and want to learn and practise how to say yes or no in ways that feel right for you?
  • Do you struggle with setting boundaries that are kind yet firm?
  • Are you ready to let go of longstanding feelings of hurt and resentment and choose instead ‘inner happiness’?
  • As a highly sensitive person, do you find yourself picking up on other people’s emotional or energetic ‘stuff’?
  • Are you ready to exercise greater loving-kindness in your self care?

If you can relate to any of these questions, this workshop is for you! Mark your calendar now.

Friday & Saturday, September 29-30th, 2017

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Private Home just minutes from (north) Waterloo, ON

Cost: $297 +HST

Need a sampler of this workshop? Check out my three-part podcast series In Conversation with Jen about Boundaries for Healthy & Joyful Living. Join my conversations with Jen Bodenham as we explore what boundaries are and why we need them. I hope it motivates you to join me at my two-day workshop in September!


Spring Maintenance Reminder

Book an individual coaching session or series and fine tune your Soul’s Purpose and polish your inner beauty.

At Feathers, Rainbows & Roses, the Spring Maintenance Program utilizes the Wisdom’s Way to Peace System of Life & Spiritual Development. I will integrate the techniques of life coaching, spiritual-ethical direction, life and spiritual awakening coaching, Reiki meditation and healing, energy psychology therapy, energy balancing techniques, and conflict management coaching. And, you will leave each session with Action Steps designed to advance your wellness, happiness and success – ultimately fulfilling your goals and life purpose. Move beyond To-do’s to TA-DA!!

Richest blessings to each and every one of you. May your hearts be filled with light and song.

Namaste,

Shirley Lynn

Holiday Wishes of Peace with All Your Relations

We here at Feathers, Rainbows & Roses wish you a warm and marvelous holiday season of peace and light and joy. For me, the greatest gifts of walking the truth and authenticity of my spiritual path are experienced as the love, beauty and joy in the ordinary moments with ‘all my relations’. These gifts are like gold, myrrh and frankincense to me and I delight in my heart’s opening to the Sacred available to us in this season and in these gifts.

peace-love-and-joy

In this season of Peace and Light, may you experience …

  • the delight of a new gift
  • the warmth of gathering with others in Love
  • the goodness of your own caring heart for all life
  • the laughter of special memories that behold you in loving connection
  • the compassion to share your kindness with those who grieve, are disconnected and lonely
  • the simplicity of a still and holy night
  • the ‘hallelujah’ of a moment of sheer bliss
  • the truth of your own authentic dream
  • the health of a balanced body, mind and spirit
  • the awareness that grief, pain and fear will stop by to seek your company as they do for everyone
  • the gratitude that what you have been given and whatever your life currently is, you are made worthy in Divine Love
  • the blessings of peace and light which heal and make radiant your soul.

Making Way for 2017

cat-71494_640My theme for 2017 is peaceful relating with all our relations. Peaceful relating, as a practice and an attitude, is choosing to communicate and engage – with ourselves and others – with love, with respect for the dignity of another and to do so justly. I will be bringing you a variety of opportunities to grow, deepen and heal your hearts. And we will develop and enhance your skills and inner capacity to enjoy and practise peaceful relating with all your relations.

Where we live always, is in relationship, regardless of the quality of those relationships. I believe that collectively, we are awakening to the truth that we need one another in socially and intimate ways for our well-being. We need love and inter-connection. We are social beings who thrive when we are loved and when we love. We are awakening to the reality that most of our deepest hurts and pain result in the wounds of human relating, in the absence of connection, of acceptance and of belonging.

In 2017, I invite you to embrace peaceful relating as an attitude and practice of healing and inner growth – to restore love, beauty and joy in your relationship with yourself, with your loved ones, with your environment, with your community and with Mother Earth. Wherever you begin this journey of peaceful relating in your life, it will inevitably lead you to all our relations.

To remind us of what peaceful relating involves, let’s unify our consciousness with the powerful and timeless prophecy of Chief Seattle (only an excerpt):

The rivers are our brothers [and sisters]. They quench our thirst. They carry our canoes and feed our children. So you must give to the rivers the kindness you would give any brother [or sister] ……. Will you teach your children what we have taught our children? That the earth is our mother? What befalls the earth befalls all the sons and daughters of the earth….
This we know: The earth does not belong to [humankind, humankind] belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Humankind did not weave the web of life, he/she is merely a strand in it. Whatever he/she does to the web, he/she does to her/himself.

Although peaceful relating is multi-faceted, in the coming year I would like to focus on three skills to increase our competence and capacity in this life and spiritual practice:circle_of_friends

  1. Loving-kindness towards our self and our environment
  2. Attending to the space between our hearts and someone else we care about
  3. Forgiving the past for not being what we needed it to be.

Through stories and conversations in blogs and podcasts, through workshops and Peace Circle and Reiki Ryoho training, through individual whole life therapies coaching, together we can explore, deepen, strengthen and embody the practice and attitude of peaceful relating.

In this time of great change, of great divides, of great opportunity and of great diversity, we must begin to live more consciously, justly and in loving-kindness toward ourselves and one another. Truly, it is what we have come to learn and learn and learn again on our soul’s journey.

I look forward to relating with you at any of the learning, healing and transforming opportunities I will be offering in 2017:

Please visit my website for more details and offerings. And of course, I am always happy to discuss with you how any of these events will benefit you.

Namaste,
Shirley Lynn

The Magical Gift of Peace Circle

Only a few seats left … so act now!

Amidst all the noise of the season, come and find your inner voice, a place of peace… Experience the magic and power of Peace Circle.
In this season where distraction and disconnect can trigger depletion, overwhelm and loneliness, Peace Circle restores our centre.

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  • You have a vision and inner calling of peace on earth that requires your attention, awareness, passion and courage.
  • You are looking for a sacred, safe and confidential space to share your vision and nurture the inner wisdom you have as a visionary of real and concrete peace on earth.
  • You are looking for others who will hold the power of stillness, practise the path of inner stillness in body, mind and heart with you and claim your inner wisdom to manifest the peace you are called to create in our world.

Find what you are looking for in Peace Circle. Come into stillness and experience the blessing of your own truth and wisdom. You will be blessed with sacred qualities that become the way you engage and lead through your vision of peace on earth. The time is now. The Earth is calling the visionaries forward to lead. Let’s gather.

This Peace Circle coincides with the Winter Solstice – the longest night of the year. This is a mystical time … Light is reborn and Hope is renewed. There is no better time or way to celebrate the Light and Peace around and within us. Please join us in Circle.

Wednesday December 21st, 2016

7:00-9:30 pm in Waterloo, ON

Cost: $45.00 plus HST 

(Advance payment can by made by e-transfer, on-line, or cash in advance)

Register today! Only a few seats left.

Co-facilitators:  Shirley Lynn Martin & Karen McCarthy

Shirley Sept 2015 sideMy name is Shirley Lynn Martin and I’m passionate about activating peace in our hearts and ways of being. I’m passionate about creating sacred space, where together, we develop our collective wisdom to best create a culture of peace and right relationship in every area of our lives.

I have partnered with Karen to create Peace Circles. As a facilitator, I bring 20 years of experience as a Soul Coach, Reiki Master/Teacher, whole life therapist and ordained Reverend. Peace Circles provides a great opportunity for me to bring together my training, my passion, purpose and wisdom. I’m grateful for my diverse formal (as well as informal) training, especially in the field of ‘Circle work’ from some of the best trainers in the field. I honour them as I now step into sharing Peace Circles with you.

 

karen-nov-16My name is Karen McCarthy and I am so happy to join with Shirley Lynn to offer to you the wonderful opportunity of experiencing Peace Circles. I have always had a passion for creating safe and sacred environments for people to come together in community to grow and transform their lives both personally and as a collective. As we transform our own lives, we transform our relationships, our communities, our world.

Along my own journey I have become a Reiki Master, Peace Circle Facilitator, a NLP Master and a dedicated Yogi. (The first part of my career was spent in the business world. I had the wonderful opportunity to work with and coach companies, helping them create dynamic and rich team environments that were based on shared values and principles with a clear, vibrant collective purpose.) All of these paths have nurtured my deep desire and commitment to offering Peace Circles to my community. Creating a rich and meaningful place where we can authentically share our stories, tap into our collective wisdom and magic that is circle and create more peace in our lives.

we hope you will join us on:

Wednesday December 21st, 2016

7:00-9:30 pm

Cost: $45.00 plus HST

For additional details and to register, please contact Shirley Lynn at Feathers, Rainbows & Roses
shirley@shirleylynnmartin.com
519-886-6732
The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear. Rumi