An Experiential Spiritual Retreat
Brenda Morgan, Ph.D
Meditation Catalyst & Retreat Leader

THE ART AND PRACTICE OF AWE TRIGGERS SPIRITUAL AND CREATIVE TRANSFORMATION. It unlocks a doorway to the timeless flow of Existence, the Living Reality where all is felt to be One. The feeling of awe is also felt and expressed uniquely through each body mind. Life is a never-ceasing flow of spiritual and creative transformation, and learning to sense-feel the universal feeling tone of awe allows the higher physics of spiritual transformation to intensify.

BRENDA SHARES HER SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION through the spoken word and silent meditation. She reveals insights and wisdom flowing from her own spiritual journey as well as spontaneous insights arising from the transformation itself. The space that is shared will encourage exploring and engaging the wondrousness of existence, the creative and unique expression in each being, and the eventual surrender of the soul into Spirit.

THROUGH A VARIETY OF INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP ACTIVITIES, meditation and self-reflection, adaptive yoga (chair supported), nourishing foods and curated music, participants will be given opportunities to deepen their state of permanent awareness that everything is arising from Spirit.

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd
6:15pm
REGISTRATION
Arrive an hour earlier if you wish to relax & explore the land at GLS7 – 9 pm
THE WONDER OF IT ALL:
Life is a never-ceasing flow of spiritual and creative transformation. Reflections and dialogue on the intricate and delicate relationship between awe and spiritual transformation.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24th
9:20 am – 8 pm
THE ART OF AWE:
Learning to sense-feel the universal, living feeling tone of awe allows the higher physics of spiritual transformation to intensify.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25th
9:20 am – 4 pm
THE PRACTICE OF AWE:
Reflections and dialogue on
the intricate and delicate relationship between awe and spiritual transformation

 

—>Click here for downloadable brochure & mail in registration

 

Mid Day Breaks + Lunch Provided + Saturday Dinner

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.

 

Located at

Grass Lake Sanctuary
18580 Grass Lake Road
Manchester, MI

DIRECTIONS

www.grasslakesanctuary.org

$395 Fee Includes
Retreat/Lunches/Saturday Dinner/Refreshments & Snacks

Overnight Accommodations + Options:
• 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

 

ONLINE PAYMENTS

______________________________________________________________________




$100 Non Refundable Retreat Deposit ( + processing fee)




$395 Full Retreat Registration (+ processing fee)




$ ______ Custom Amount

 


Once payment is received confirmation email will be sent by Paypal & please register at checkout (page should be automatically redirected to here)

NOTE:  If you could like to waive online processing fees please send a check with registration to

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

 

QUESTIONS?

(734) 494-0674
or email us at info@movedbythelight.com

 

 

 

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SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION IN A BUSY LIFE

On January 8th, 2018, posted in: Evolution, Spiritual by |

 

A life with the Light or the Divine as its foundation is the most profound. Deep intellect arises by not feeling the need to know, to have answers, to fix, to move into the world from the mind. The Heart is Open and Alive as Itself, and higher spiritual understandings arise that are prior to the metaphysical and psychic structures that most people access which arise within the earth’s inner dimensional structures.

Being in the world and interacting with it does not mean, automatically, that you will be in conflict with your desire to evolve spiritually. When one lives in a culture where body mind activity and constant interaction with the world is the norm, the impulse to evolve spiritually can weaken or dissipate. Wherever you put your attention that is what you become. Thus it would prove critical to understand where you put your attention and the impact it has upon your desire to open to the Living Universe.

Interaction with the world can be either a distraction to your evolutionary potential or a catalytic trigger mechanism that ignites further opening. A distraction creates dis-harmony: in your sense of self, self-love, interest in being here or in others being happy, too. It creates doubt of who you are, judgments of yourself and others increase, the creative mind weakens, more blankness and feeling stuck arises in various situations in life. The body’s breathing mechanism weakens and the body ages more quickly, genetic tendencies towards various illnesses increase, and so on.

Things which arise here, on a planet where Change is Mandatory and wired into the structure of all that is here, can help you:

 

SPIRAL UPWARD: move upward in the evolutionary spiral and deepen one’s Response to God, or:

 

REMAIN NEUTRAL: can spiral laterally, be neutral and keep one’s energy and interest distracted in ‘things that arise’ with no ultimate purpose or release with a dissipation of your life force, or:

 

SPIRAL DOWNWARD: create spiritual de-volution, in which one’s interest in God weakens or dissipates.

 

Thus, when an interaction with the world occurs which is spiritually catalytic, it creates harmony: the ability to create, express and feel open to life, self-love, love of others and support of happiness for all increases, ideas for resolving life conflicts flood in, judgments of others and yourself begin to dissipate or dissolve, deeper clarity and intelligence arise organically. The breathing mechanisms of the body move into alignment with the Cosmos and the body begins to rejuvenate; genetic tendencies towards various illnesses are reduced, and so on.

The idea is to continue to align to the catalytic events and people, etc. so that the tendency to de-volve or remain in a neutral and non-evolving life space are released permanently. This permanent transformation cannot occur by experiencing a temporary ‘opening,’ (sometimes people spend a lifetime collecting these temporary moments without profound life transformation) but a consistent and spiritually disciplined response to Life itself. It develops over time, and lower tendencies fade as you learn to put attention upon the signals of ‘ignition or distraction’ that your body so graciously and constantly receives.

You actually “know” instinctively when you are open, or closed, or neutral, spiritually! You have the capacity to sense when and how this occurs when you attend to your daily activities and life events. Your body was intricately designed to do so. The key is to understand that no one else can do this for you. You can choose to relate to life’s events in a way that creates deeper openness to Oneness, or you can choose to stray away from the clear-cut map that is wired into your body-mind.

So, the choice in this realm is up to you: by nurturing what brings balance, ease, pleasure and openness to you, you will begin to feel the natural impulse to evolve into Oneness. And this Oneness will eventually flood into your existence, permanently transforming all that you have been or will be.

 

            Step into the life that was your right from birth, see your life unfold as it is meant to! One that is radiantly alive, peaceful, happy and creative, with God/Universe as your Primary Identity. It is never too late to do so, as the illusion of time is released when you let go into the Essence of the Universe: Love incarnate in all its multitudinous forms. Learning to Feel what everything is, and not thinking about, it transforms your life into the happy aliveness of just being you, exploring the edges of being Love and its expression. You are, literally, the incarnation of “Aliveness.” No one can take that from you. Learn to rest in it, be it. You are Love.

 

 

 

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Communication Lines

On November 7th, 2017, posted in: Evolution, Nature, Spiritual, TheHeart by

Sometimes the winds of life can make it seem as though we cannot communicate when it is just that we are temporarily ungrounded!  Its is not that we cannot communicate, it is that we have to SLOW DOWN and feel ourselves rooted in the earth.  Slowness begins one of the most simple and powerful healing processes in life.  Take a few deep breaths and begin your healing moment for today!

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THE UNIVERSE IN HUMAN FORM IS ALIVE, VIBRANT AND POWERFULLY DEEP. Preparation of your body, mind and spiritual presence needs to unfold and mature, as the Universe is waiting to be orchestrated, waiting for your unique direction to transform every object, every relationship, every situation, and eventually the world. Your clarified and awake presence triggers this unfoldment, as you co-exist with the Living Divine. Come explore – on endlessly deeper and profound levels – the
awakening process of embodied existence that embraces both divine and human experience.

TIME WILL BE SET ASIDE for self-reflection and understanding through group and individual
activities. There will be gentle and compassionate attention to your body, mind and emotional and spiritual awareness to ignite a deeper, peaceful and embodied presence for your spiritual unfoldment.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18th
6:15 pm
REGISTRATION
Arrive an hour earlier if you wish to relax & explore the land at GLS

7 – 9 pm
AWAKENING LIVING CONNECTIONS/ENTERING INTO RETREAT
Opening to connections and entering into retreat. Special ‘comfort’ gifts for everyone, refreshments, mingling + music afterwards.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19th
10 am – 8 pm
EXPLORING + CATALYZING THE PRESENCE OF YOU
Group + individual reflections, activities + movement, tools + insights for expanding the experience of being alive.

SUNDAY, August 20th
10 am – 3 pm
INTEGRATING WHO YOU ARE + IGNITING YOUR UNIQUE PRESENCE
Exploring your body’s presence, exploring space, and the possibility of being the energy of Creation itself, reaching out and embracing all!

Mid Day Breaks + Lunch Provided + Saturday Dinner

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. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL RETREAT MENU

 

—>Click here for downloadable brochure & mail in registration

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Temporary Pleasures & Uncaused Happiness with Brenda Morgan, PhD

The Universe is waiting to be orchestrated, waiting for your unique direction to transform every object, every relationship, every situation and eventually the world.  For this to happen, we must embrace life as a playground, with our clarified and awake presence leading the way…

 

Mother Nature, The Therapist with Brenda Morgan, PhD

She talks in another language, she moves as she wishes, she exists – usually quietly – and powerfully in the background as we move and are kept alive by her.  She is a multi-faceted, wondrous, powerful therapist – for free! – Especially when slowness becomes the trademark of our lives.

 

The Joy Of Being Alive with Brenda Morgan, PhD

The ability to feel the joy of just…existing…opens the doorway to human love and beyond.  It naturally stimulates body, mind and spiritual evolution.  It creates an opening to what True presence is.  When allowed to flow into your body and life, it is experienced as quite natural, easy, peaceful and Real.  It is the beginning of the Art of being alive, of experiencing what it means to be truly you, your unique presence, resting in uncaused happiness, participating in the true playground of existence, awake, aware and ready to play the wondrous game of living!

 

Making Each Moment Count with Robin Brophy, BS

Life can be full of distractions that tend to pull us away from feeling the beauty of the present moment.  The choice is ours to fall into those distractions or relate in new ways that support growth, happiness and a deeper way of being.  By learning to accept what is in front of us – positive or negative – we open doorways to deeper understandings of ourselves, others and different environments.  And, often, happiness is the result of simply accepting & embracing where we are.  Together we will explore everyday tools helping us align to the present moment and embracing our true depth.

 

Body Resets For Living In Recess with Marnie Burkman, MD

In these unpredictable times, it can be easy to lose ourselves in the chaos around and within us.  Trying to live in each moment with more depth, ease and love can feel like a challenging uphill climb amidst swirling thoughts, emotions, negative triggers, and medical imbalances.  Happily, simple body “resets” exist that can restore us to a place of centeredness and clarity, from which we more easily navigate life’s intensity.  In today’s workshop several resets will be shared for your exploration.  May you discover tools that help you feel more fully alive, grounded and playful despite whatever challenges you face!

 

Living Connections: The Live Experience Of Connecting To Others Part 1 and 2 with Tom Egan, BS, MEd

The secret to experiencing a living connection with an ‘other,’ a human being, is dependent on how each individual is uniquely wired for connecting, and we are all wired differently.  Some connect more from the mind, others from the heart and still others through the body.  Many expressive channels are seemingly invisible and we need to explore them to understand how they work.  Today we will explore the ways we like to connect most with others, and spend some time exploring how to communicate and express in a way that inspires a living connection to our fellow human beings.

 

Navigating Life’s Unwritten Rules with Susan Fancy, BS, ME

Life’s unwritten rules are at work under the surface.  Some are on the lighter side: “face forward in the elevator” or “don’t talk on the cell for the whole bus ride”.  Others affect our joy in life and spiritual availability: “my needs are as important as others”, or “help create gentle lighthearted interactions at family gatherings”.  What are your unwritten rules?  Let’s explore…are you happy with them?  Any updates needed?

 

Relax, Release & Restore: A Moment to Just Be with Matthew Gannage, BS

We all experience a multitude of different moments in our lives.  Some we may perceive as good, others as bad.  Some are moments of joy and happiness and, at times, others are moments of grief and sadness.  But, if we allow ourselves time to unwind and a moment to be, we could allow ourselves to feel peace, relaxation, and Love.  As we gather together in the sacred space of Nature, let us take a moment of time to be available to this Moment of existence.

 

One Body of Love Part 1 and 2 with Darla Getschman, Licensed Nia Instructor

We experience life through and with our bodies in a variety of multi-dimensional ways.  We will spend our time together exploring how to relate more deeply, allowing our movements to become tranquil and relaxed, empowered and free.  Explore feeling the beauty of our uniqueness expressed through our form while we fall into our hearts and into “One” Body Of Love.

 

QUESTIONS?

(734) 494-0674
or email us at info@movedbythelight.com

 

Located at

Grass Lake Sanctuary
18580 Grass Lake Road
Manchester, MI

DIRECTIONS

www.grasslakesanctuary.org

$395 Fee Includes
Retreat/Lunches/Saturday Dinner/Refreshments & Snacks

Book Now! Overnight accommodations + options:
• Overnight stays at GLS 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

 

ONLINE PAYMENTS

______________________________________________________________________




$100 Non Refundable Retreat Deposit




$395 Full Retreat Registration




$ ______ Custom Amount

 

 


 

QUESTIONS?

(734) 494-0674
or email us at info@movedbythelight.com

 

 

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SOMETHING IS HAPPENING DEEP IN THE SPIRITUAL STRUCTURES OF THE WORLD, slightly outside our conscious perception.  It is magical and points to the beginnings of waking up and directly opening to what is beyond our everyday lives: the Living, spiritual structure that allows us to be here.

DURING THIS EXPANDED SPIRITUAL RETREAT, Brenda will be sharing through meditation, direct insight and dialogue on a group and individual basis.  This is unlike any retreat she has offered in the past, as the focus will be more on enhancing spiritual unfoldment through heartfelt exploration.  This will be a personal discovery process to help catalyze spiritual movement without denying real individuality.

TIME WILL BE SET ASIDE for self-reflection and understanding through group and individual activities.  There will be gentle and compassionate attention to your body, mind, and emotional and spiritual awarenesses to ignite a deeper, peaceful and embodied presence for your spiritual unfoldment.

COME EXPLORE the awakening process of embodied existence that embraces both divine and human experience.  The body-mind is an expression of the living spirit and is not trivial just because it is temporary.  It is not something to “get rid of” or “get out of.”  The interplay between the divine field and your body-mind is the key to embodied existence.  Your life matters not just because you exist, but because your presence and your personal life expression is the Living Spirit incarnate.  This is the true purpose of existence.

Mid Day Breaks + Lunch Provided + Saturday Dinner

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.

Time is woven throughout the
retreat for self reflection + relaxation

FRIDAY, JUNE 23rd

6:15 pm:  REGISTRATION  

Arrive an hour earlier if you wish to relax & explore the land at Grass Lake Sanctuary

7 pm:  CONNECTIONS + INTRODUCTIONS

Building & developing connections for the retreat to come + special gift for each participant! Refreshments will be served. Mingling & music afterwards.

SATURDAY, JUNE 24th

10 am – 8 pm:  SPIRITUAL & HUMAN PRESENCE:
Who And Where Are We?

Group & individual reflections, activities & movement, meditation & insights with Brenda.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25th

10 am – 2 pm:  SPIRITUAL & HUMAN PRESENCE: Life Integration

Group & individual reflections, activities & movement, meditation & insights with Brenda.  Ends with meditation and personal Q & A with Brenda regarding spiritual evolution & life integration.

 

Click here for downloadable brochure & mail in registration

 

QUESTIONS?

(734) 494-0674
or email us at info@movedbythelight.com

Located at

Grass Lake Sanctuary
18580 Grass Lake Road
Manchester, MI

DIRECTIONS

www.grasslakesanctuary.org

 

 

ONLINE PAYMENTS





$100 Deposit (non refundable)




$325 Full Registration

 

*Once registration is received you will be added to our email list for updates & pre retreat packets

 

QUESTIONS?

(734) 494-0674
or email us at info@movedbythelight.com

 

Overnight Accommodations:

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

 

 

 

 

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