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MARCH 17th-19th

Chelsea, MI

Friends Retreat Center
7748 Clarks Lake Road
Chelsea, MI

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RETREAT FOCUS:

Life is really quite simple, yet our minds and imbalanced impulses complicate it, pushing us farther from the Truth of the Awakened Heart. When our Heart awakens, a literal transformation occurs: we find ourselves living life not just enduring it; being Life not rushing over it, and naturally curious about life rather than obsessed with searching for temporary fulfillment.

Wondrously, we discover we have become Happy for no reason, rather than always trying to escape our discomfort.  Eventually, we find ourselves in a state of just being ourselves, a simple, clear, expressive, alive and awake Presence on Earth, infinitely Happy for no reason, independent from any person, place or thing.  This is our legacy, to live as Uncaused Happiness, innocently exploring our life and the world in which we live.

There is help and guidance for letting go of what blocks

this natural spaciousness, and integrating what is most important.

The unique presence, space and activities made available at this retreat are created to catalyze the awakening of the Heart by allowing self-love and Divine Love to wed, birthing your true spiritual presence into the world.

AT THE RETREAT

A safe, supportive and catalytic environment will be held for you where the spiraling of body, mind and spirit can deepen their journey into love and its expression.  Be prepared to relax, receive, absorb, and take home tools for a life of peace, love and expression that is uniquely yours

RETREAT LEADER

Brenda Morgan, Ph.D, has gone through a spiritual change in which her direct perception and experience of reality has been permanently transformed.  This transformation has deepened over the past 25 years, and has been called many things in the history of our planet, but the core of all descriptions includes the direct awareness that everything arises from the Mystery, the Unknown and Infinite Feeling that all is One.  Her transformation brings deeper perceptions of reality and a broader vision of life and service to the Earth and humanity.

PRESENTERS

Those sharing with you have observed  – and experience spiritually – that life requires an ever-deepening understanding of and relationship to oneself, the outside world, and Life itself.  This, in turn, allows for a spaciousness to arise when engaging their lives.  This  “spaciousness” leaves them available to the magical and creative expressions that can arise from deep within their beings.

LOCATION

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WE WILL BE meeting at the Michigan Friends Center. The retreat building is surrounded by woods and offers a scenic, tranquil space for our retreat. There are hiking trails and beautiful views outside the windows; this is a simple and quiet space in nature.

NEW! BODY AWARENESS SERIES


A Fusion Of Movement with Darla Getschman, Licensed Nia Teacher

Nia: The Art of Movement the Body’s Way Let’s take a dip! Refresh and re-energize your body while connecting through fluid movement; from Yoga’s gentle stretch and flow to the fun filled Latin beat.

Heartforms with Tom Egan, M.ED

Something With Dance! with Chris Morgan, LMT, CLT ||  www.christinecares.com
Fun, feeling and music are combined while we enjoy some dancing together!

 

PRESENTATIONS

Awakening Of The Heart
Brenda Morgan, Ph.D

Living life, not just enduring it…Being life not rushing over or through it…Naturally curious about life rather than searching for something to fill a void in our hearts means that we have accepted and learned to love ourselves, leaving room for spiritual evolution to be catalyzed.

Uncaused happiness…this is our birthright…

Feeling Onward: The Glass Ceiling is Dissolving
Brenda Morgan, Ph.D

The Life Force of the Universe is descending into our bodies and lives at an accelerated rate never-before-seen or experienced by humankind.  These rapid changes, fluxes and imbalances are coming to the surface as a new frequency of energy and information floods into all sentient beings, everywhere, in space-time.  This cycle of birthing forces the letting go of what does not serve love and its expression, as this is our divine right, and is the foundation of all that exists.

True Momentum: Flowing With The Simplicity Of The Heart
Robin Brophy, BS, CDA

Momentum in its highest form is playful and spontaneous.  It is a natural unfoldment that is not meant to be driven or forced. When we slow down, we become capable of tapping into this effortless flow, we feel our environments and ourselves more deeply and give space for the simple Intelligence of the Heart to arise.  Our bodies were made to Love, create and express, and, the evolutionary possibilities for this are endless.  Together, we will explore igniting our own momentum, embracing the beauty of our individual movements and begin to feel the depth of which we are truly capable.

Desperate Times Call
For Not-So-Desperate Measures
Heather Brumwell, BS, HTP

Have you ever had a great need or desire for something to be different than it is?  Or, had a sense that a situation is so bad that it feels impossible to deal with?  Those could be called desperate times!  Often we first react, trying to break free from the intensity of the moment- moving from that space of desperation.  And, that may lead to a temporary feeling of relief!  However, how do we move toward a long-lasting feeling of peace in the midst of these so called desperate times?  During our time together we will be exploring tools to help us restore ourselves, to be available to the moment, no matter what the circumstances, as best we can.

Gung Ho Chi
Dick Chrisman, Ph.D

These are pretty interesting times we’ve chosen to live in.  If we knew it were just a movie with a happy ending, we’d probably sit back and enjoy the ride.  But, “reality” intrudes.  One reassuring thing, though, is that down deep we know that everything moves.  Everything!  Everything from the cosmos down to an atom in this piece of paper you’re reading…the weather, our sense of time, relationships, traffic, our bodies, and on and on.  Motion is one thing we can always choose when that “reality” overwhelms us.  Ages ago the Chinese came up with simple, gentle motions  – Chi Gung – that can help us regroup, help us get out of funks, help us solve dilemmas, and actually contribute to the health of our bodies.  Today we’ll explore motion in general, chi gung in specific, and other fun and interesting ways of dealing with this, uh, movie we’re in.

A Little (More) Tenderness
With Yourself, Please
Jim Dreyer, Business Owner

Let’s explore some ways to care for ourselves as we continue to learn how to relate to our sacred, human forms.  Self-care, self love – contacting this energy is possible but often overlooked in favor of many other endeavors.  Yet, our joy and effectiveness in life can be compromised if we do not “listen to” and attend to the body.  Ideally we can create a win-win for ourselves, for those we interact with and for Life Itself by learning to care for ourselves as part of our commitment to our Divine unfoldment.

Being Human:
The Peer-To-Peer Experience
Tom Egan, M.ED & Chris Morgan, LMT, CLT

In today’s world of recognizing both diversity and engagement, this workshop invites participants into noticing our differences while staying connected.  Tom and Chris will facilitate peer-to-peer conversations that encourage expressing what’s vulnerable and real for you and holding a space for others to do the same.  Given the tools of “anchored” listening, the peer-to-peer experience offers a safe space to feel validated and empowered. Emotions that bind us have the potential to transform into the energy that bonds us. This half-day workshop includes interactive discussion, partnered movement and guided activities for improving communication.

Deeper Connections:  How to Expand Love in Conversation
Susan Fancy, BS, ME

What’s really going on when we talk?  Underneath the words we say are beliefs and things we desire from the other.  This session will glide underneath conversational surfaces and explore how to release limiting assumptions and unproductive goals.  We’ll experiment with shifting conversation into greater intimacy, realness, and permanency.

Gratitude, Its Gift For Healing And True Freedom
Lana Jerome, GLS Land Steward, MG, CTP

It is our birthright to be truly Happy, yet stuff happens!  Some things are good, some not so good.  That’s simply how it is here on this planet.  When challenges arise, how are we to stay balanced, centered and move out of being ‘stuck in stuff’?  In one word – Gratitude!  Science confirms what our hearts have always known: gratitude is good for our health and well being, for those around us and for the planet.  Each day, each moment provides us with the opportunity to be grateful even though it may not even feel like an option.  Looking at what is blocking our ability to feel gratitude releases us from self-limitations to joy and happiness.  So let’s explore choosing a new perspective, move toward healing and explore steps such as journaling to enhance our ability to feel and express this amazing gift.  Our lives are truly a gift!  Feeling Gratitude for being human deepens self-love, compassion and true Freedom.

 

RETREAT MENU

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Delicious, nourishing meals & snacks will be served during your retreat. Our menu is prepared with simple, natural ingredients with an emphasis on health, flavor & balance. Each meal offers vegan and gluten free options and highlights organic and local produce whenever possible.  We take great care in serving a menu that is nutritious, tasty and also energetically balanced, to help enhance & support your retreat.

You can browse our specially designed menu for your dining pleasure, health and alertness! DOWNLOAD MENU

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

Please contact Patty Hart, Lodging Coordinator:
734-645-7251
or email: patty@everybodyhappy.net

 

DOWNLOAD RETREAT FLYER + REGISTRATION

 

Please send your registration & deposit to:

Brenda Morgan, PhD
P.O. Box 130842
Ann Arbor, MI
48113

or pay online:




$100 Non Refundable Deposit




$395 Retreat Fee includes Lunch & Snacks




Custom Amount (Enter Amount at Checkout)

 

When registration payment received, a pre-retreat packet will be sent to you by email

For more information call 734-494-0674

Email: info@movedbythelight.com

WHERE:  Michigan Friends Center

 

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YOU!

What a wonder, what a wonder you are!

Here you are, reading this.  As I write these words, they come forth, arising with a sense of orderliness from “somewhere” within and perhaps outside of me, then put into other shapes by using my fingers to touch or say some “thing,” putting other shapes on what looks like paper but is nothing more than a floating hologram which puts them into another shape for you to read!  My “thoughts” which are not a solid object such as a stone, are transferred to other shapes, then travel through the air and arrive where you are anywhere in the world.  And then you see them right in front of you, they register inside you, and your eyes, brain, etc., translate them, and then fit them together to sense something that started “over here” within me as thought bubbles, and you create your own pattern of thought bubbles, interpreting it uniquely.  If that is not one of the most profound magic tricks in the Universe, I don’t know what is!!!

What a wonder.

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The physical plane is quite magical when we slow down to feel the awe of even existing, being able to organize and send a perception to another somewhere out in the ethers, let alone all the other things we can do, sense or think.  How does this all happen?  What finely tuned structures, elegantly developed for us to “use” these are!  They were born before we were, before we come to exist here, and we ‘slide into them’ when we are arrive and we leave them when we let go of it all at the end of our lives.

We truly do not know what anything is or where it comes from. We cannot think ourselves into knowing it.  It is a mystery, one that has been with us throughout all of time.

SLOWNESS and being able to pause, and rest with our ” perceptual tools” to sense-feel what we are ‘in’ is divinely magical.  And to even be able to sense-feel at all, what is that all about?!  Look at you, reading this, moving a construction of cells we call eyes, absorbing the shapes!  Look at you, it goes somewhere in your head and you “do something” with it and then create shapes of thoughts that are apparently not even stored in your head!

What is this, what is existence?!!!  

And: where is this all going on, where is this happening, where are we ‘doing’ this, spinning in space, going very fast somewhere, thousands of miles per hour?!

And while we are talking about it:  what is love in the first place, something everyone wishes to feel as much as possible, and what heals everything… What is that?!!!

Ands look at you!   Pre-assembled to explore, with such profound mechanisms and tools at your disposal.

All for free.  A gift from what is Unknown.  A body and mind.  Add to this the Earth, another magical, wondrous form for our Living Pleasure…  What an absolute, magical, amazing wonder that we even exist.

 

Enjoy your gift of living today, right now, the  present moment.  Seems like a wonderful idea; it’s all yours anyhow!

 

Love it, embrace it, explore love and its expression with your own personally-manufactured-for-you body mind, never duplicated, waiting to be you…as you tell it what to do.

Feel the wonder that you can look, move, think, love, feel, do anything at all, from the simple act of reaching for something – which is, in itself, an unbelievable feat! – to sensing that you even exist!

Now THAT is an unbelievable Gift. The awe of existing, and, being you.

What a wonder you are.

 

 

 

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On July 11th, 2016, posted in: Retreats by

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AUGUST 19th-21st 2016

Grass Lake Sanctuary
18580 Grass Lake Road
Manchester, MI

DIRECTIONS

www.grasslakesanctuary.org

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R E T R E A T  F O C U S

The awakening of our hearts is a ceaseless and natural process of living our lives, where our personal exploration and experimentation trigger deeper awarenesses about what it means to evolve spiritually in the fullest sense of the word. It is an embracing of body, mind and spiritual awarenesses, a unified and peaceful unfoldment of who you uniquely are while on Earth.

 

A T  T H E  R E T R E A T

The retreat space at GLS was created to be a safe and supportive environment where you can unwind life-stresses and become available to new ways of being. Be prepared to relax, receive and absorb simple tools catalyzing the natural unfoldment of the awakening of your heart!

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A S  A  B A C K D R O P

This 145-acre retreat sanctuary & nature preserve is dedicated to life balance and connection. Enjoy rolling hills, wooded trails, organic gardens and food, a pond and overnight stays in cabins or bungalows.

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O U R  M E N U

The retreat menu is specially designed for your dining pleasure, health & alertness with both vegetarian & traditional options.  Tasty gourmet snacks including gluten-free and low glycemic options  are available.

O V E R N I G H T  A C C O M M O D A T I O N S

This is a daytime retreat, so sleeping arrangements need to be made.  Some options for you:

  • Overnight stays at Grass Lake Sanctuary cabins or bungalows
  • Local inns, motels & airbnbs
  • Staying at the home of local participant

For Housing Assistance:

Please contact Patty Hart,
Lodging Coordinator:
734-645-7251
or email

Please click here to download our brochure
for more information about workshops & our presenters

 

R E G I S T R A T I O N

FEES:
With lunch + snacks:  $395/person
With 7 meals/snacks:  $440/person
(when stay in cabin or bungalow)

PAYMENT OR DEPOSIT:

$100 non-refundable deposit
$395 or $440 full payment

 

ONLINE PAYMENTS





$100 non-refundable deposit




$395 Daytime Attendance w/ Lunch & Snacks




$440 Overnight Stay with 7 meals/snacks*

*Options for overnight stays in cabins/bungalows $100 total per night, four per unit. For housing information please contact Patty Hart at 734-645-7251 or email

 

 


For more information call 734-494-0674

Email: info@movedbythelight.com

 

 

 

 

 

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On January 27th, 2016, posted in: Retreats by | 2 Comments

 

 

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MARCH 18th-20th

Chelsea, MI

Friends Retreat Center
7748 Clarks Lake Road
Chelsea, MI

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RETREAT ACTIVITIES:  Life requires a twofold approach for personal and spiritual transformation.  Self-love is about your integration into the physical plane, your creative expression.  Learning to reside in the softness and peace of the Living God at the same time allows profound transformation to occur.  The wondrous spiraling of human and spiritual evolution is fulfilled when self-love with Love of the Divine are united. This is the fullest approach to life.

AT THE RETREAT: A safe, supportive and catalytic environment will be held for you where the spiraling of body, mind and spirit can deepen their journey into love and its expression.  Be prepared to relax, receive, absorb, and take home tools for a life of peace, love and expression that is uniquely yours.

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WE WILL BE meeting at the Michigan Friends Center. The retreat building is surrounded by woods and offers a scenic, tranquil space for our retreat.  There are hiking trails and beautiful views outside the windows; this is a simple and quiet space in nature. 

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Presentations

The Spiral Of Existence
Impermanence & the Wonder
of the Universe
Brenda Morgan, Ph.D

Spiritual Alchemy – Turning Lead Into Gold
Alisa Dowell, B.A

Humanly Divine: Holding Space For The Tender Self To Emerge
Tom Egan, M.Ed

Self-Care: Elements Of Healthy Boundaries
Susan Fancy, B.S

Life…For Beginners
Matthew Gannage, B.A

Light And Shadow:
Embracing Shadow To Reveal The Light
Sharon Huxford, MSW

Honoring Your Creativity
Tom Mansell, M.A

Extend Your Expression,
Extend Your Aliveness
Carl Newmeyer, B.A

Following Our Gut:
Letting Body Wisdom
Jumpstart Growth & Creativity
Sarah Nuxoll, B.A, B.S

Reconnecting To The Intuition Of The Body
Jane Robinson, M.A, LAC, Ph.D

Energy Speaks
Jenny Lynn Santoro, Intuitive Stylist

Hand Made: Our Bodily Relationship With Tools, Creativity, And The World Around Us
Philip Yamron, Art Business Owner

 

Overnight Accommodations

Please contact Patty Hart, Lodging Coordinator:
734-645-7251
or email: patty@everybodyhappy.net

RetreatFood

RETREAT MENU

You can browse our specially designed menu for your dining pleasure, health and alertness!  DOWNLOAD MENU

 

DOWNLOAD RETREAT FLYER + REGISTRATION

 

Please send your registration & deposit to:

Brenda Morgan, PhD
P.O. Box 130842
Ann Arbor, MI
48113

or pay online:




$100 Non Refundable Deposit




$395 Retreat Fee with Lunch & Snacks

 

When registration payment received, a pre-retreat packet will be sent to you by email

For more information call 734-494-0674

Email: info@movedbythelight.com

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While love is the answer, your willingness to learn to be love in every moment is the key.

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While having an open heart to those who are different than you is an answer, your willingness to love who you are, self-love, is the foundation for doing the rest.

 

While having a relationship can be what you want, your willingness to move in life AS relationship is what heals your personal life and that of all residents of this world (or any other, for that matter!).

 

While being a genius can seem the answer, your willingness to learn from any person, place, or thing, is true intelligence and begets wisdom.

 

Let our moments of existence be an ever-expanding expression of the Mystery that created it all.

 

 

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