Feeling Groovy?

“Slow down, you move too fast
You gotta make the morning last, just
Kickin’ down the cobble stones
Looking for fun
And feeling groovy”  

   – Simon and Garfunkel 

There is not a lot of groovy-ness to be felt lately. We are emerging from our Covid cocoons into a frantic, short-tempered, anxious world moving at warp speed. Humanity is in a hurry to make up for the isolation of the past year— for all the things we didn’t do, places we didn’t go and people we didn’t see. Are we there yet? Sorry, no we are not.

There is no vaccine to heal the emotional pandemic we are in. We can only pause, take a breath, surrender into the moment. Stop and smell the roses. I mean seriously. Stop now and go smell the roses, the grass, the basil growing in the garden. Go hug a tree. Do something lovely for yourself. 

Take the time to slow down and appreciate this moment. I know there is a Creative Presence and Power that surrounds us in Love. In the midst of anxiousness, I know there is Harmony. At the center of pain, there is Wholeness. In spite of chaos and uncertainty, I know Peace. 

“Let the morning time drop all its petals on me
Life, I love you, all is groovy.” 

This moment is groovy.
The roses smell heavenly.
You are loved. 

Event: Renewing in the Spirit Women’s Retreat

Do you long to reconnect with your inner wisdom? 

Are you in the midst of a transition? 

Do you crave quiet reflection, rest, and renewal?  

Rev Christine Green and Lauri Jones have partnered together once again and  designed a deeply restorative retreat for women, in a nurturing, empowering, and supportive environment. Tap into the transformative power of spiritual principle to nourish body and soul.  

Our retreat takes place at Alton Collins Retreat Center, a beautiful center in the lush forest located in Eagle Creek, Oregon. All meals are provided. There is an option of a single or double room. Workshop materials included in the price.

  

Renewing in the Spirit Women's RetreatIntegrate self-renewal strategies into daily life as you learn to: Slow down and access your inner wisdom. 

Experience guilt-free spiritual practice 

  • Tap into self-compassion and self-acceptance
  • Relax and connect with your needs, desires, and emotional well-being
  • Meditate to enhance peace and harmony in everyday life.
  • Enjoy authentic connection with like-minded women as you embrace a new way of being and experience greater freedom and joy.

Monday, October 11 through Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Activities begin with dinner on Monday evening and conclude with lunch on Wednesday.

Single room: $450

Double room: $385

Check, credit card, PayPal accepted

$75 nonrefundable deposit holds your space

Contact Christine  to register.

 

 

 

 

Exploring Creative Stress

“Creative stress is the energy and potential of your deeper, wiser self drawing you upward towards fulfillment, authenticity and integrity.”   James O’Dea

 Leave it to author James O’Dea to take a stormy topic like stress and turn it inside out so we can see the creative possibilities! We live in a world fraught with change, upheaval and uncertainty and stress is certainly the outcome. When we don’t manage our stress it saps our energy, creativity and sanity!

When we face and acknowledge stress, we open to a limitless field of creative actions. We have an opportunity to shift from the desire to hide to being open to learn how to expand and grow from our circumstances.

Participants will learn how to: Identify behaviors and reactions to stress, develop tools to change behaviors and take action, and create a spiritual practice that supports creative expression.

Join other spiritually connected beings who are ready to live empowered lives! There is a synergestic energy when we come together in community to study and explore new ways of thinking. Join us and embrace your creative process.

All sessions are recorded for your convenience.

Event: Exploring Creative Stress Teleconference Class Series

Dates: Fridays, October 12, 19, Nov 2, 9; Time: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Location: The comfort of your home! Conference call number will be sent upon registration.

Fee: $89 before October 10; $110 after October 10

Register: revchristine@revchristine.com

Cultivating Mindfulness

“As our neurotic thought patterns drop away, layers of judgment and resistance atrophy, and the need to define our selves through hard-held identities relaxes. As this happens, the natural goodness of the heart shines by itself.”  Gil Fronsdale

Some days my mind has the attention span of a flea! Have you ever noticed that about yourself? Mindfulness enables us to establish attention, concentration and focus. It enables us to successfully navigate the everyday living. Using the book, The Issue at Hand by Gil Fronsdale, we will explore Buddhist mindfulness practice and expand our meditation ability.

Cultivating Mindfulness Teleconference Class

Four weeks: June 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018

Time: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Investment: $99 before June 1; $120 after June 1

Place: From the comfort of your home! Teleconference number will be sent upon registration.

 

Event: The Principles of Financial Freedom Class Series

waterfall in BahamasEuro. Peso. Dollar. No matter what we call it, money magnifies our emotions. Money isn’t the problem. What we believe about money is what keeps us spinning in circles and riding the rollercoaster of emotions. Connecting with our inner spirit calms the turmoil and puts us back on track to balance and abundance.

Real prosperity is about the attitude of freedom in our financial affairs. Freedom is not about how much money we might have. It is the way we feel about the experience of money in our lives. Once we uncover the hidden beliefs that keep us stuck, we can begin to take steps to transform those old attitudes and beliefs.

Rev. Christine Green and Shelly Walker, LSP, are teaming up to share their expertise, tools and experiences to offer the Principles of Financial Freedom series. Register and discover the wealth that is already available in every area of your life.

Join us as we explore the principles of financial freedom and transform our fear-based thinking into a greater experience of freedom and abundance. Learn how to step out of lack and into expansion.

Event: The Principles of Financial Freedom Class Series
Dates: April 10 through May 29; 6 – 9 p.m.
Location: New Thought Center for Spiritual Living, 1040 C Street, Lake Oswego, OR
Fee: $240
Register: Call 503-296-9922