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


AUGUST 19th-21st 2016

Grass Lake Sanctuary
18580 Grass Lake Road
Manchester, MI





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!


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:
or email

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



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


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



$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




MARCH 18th-20th

Chelsea, MI

Friends Retreat Center
7748 Clarks Lake Road
Chelsea, MI


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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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:
or email: patty@everybodyhappy.net



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




Please send your registration & deposit to:

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

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.



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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The human heart is, somehow, in rhythmic harmony with the pulse/heartbeat of the Earth…




The Earth is, somehow, in rhythmic harmony, in sync with the pulse/heartbeat of the Sun…




And the Sun is, somehow, in rhythmic harmony, in sync, with the pulse/heartbeat of the Galaxy in which we reside…


And our Galaxy is, somehow, in rhythmic harmony, in sync with the entire Universe’s pulse/heartbeat…

And when there is a “change” in the pulse/rhythm broadcasting through the Universe, it, somehow, adjusts the pulse/heartbeat of our Galaxy, and our Galaxy adjusts its pulse and changes our Sun’s pulse/heartbeat, and the Sun adjusts the pulse/heartbeat of the Earth, our home…


And here is what is truly awe-inspiring (as if the latter was not enough!):  in this transformation of energy patterns affecting other energy fields, the Earth, somehow, adjusts the literal pulse/heartbeat of our actual physical hearts.


One thing is consistent for all life:  it needs relationships to exist and to express.  Millions/billions of simple/complex living relationships exist everywhere.  From simple elements such as hydrogen and oxygen forming water to the union of two beings creating a child.  From receiving nourishment through food and water to the nourishment of our hearts.


As far as the transformation of heartbeats/pulses in our universe, the how and why is not known “scientifically.”  But these living relationships, the transfer of rhythms from one to the other, with distance meaning nothing, do something that indicates a living, active relationship.  There seems to be One Being here, communicating.  And its cellular components are in relationship in every moment, no matter how confusing things may seem.


Life exists because “relationships” exist: it is a basic building block of reality for us.


Learning to feel the sameness, the union, in life can ignite wonder, awe, hope for positive change anywhere in our lives.  Look in all directions, not just up and down and inward.  Feel what is going on here, and fall into the wonder and awe and magic of being alive.


Who knows how or why?  Just allow yourself to feel the impact of such truths, for this is evolution at work, when your heart is moved to feel beyond everyday perceptions.  Let it help you begin to see the forest and not be restricted by just seeing the trees.  And the forest is the living network of the Cosmos, somehow magically expressing itself as “us.”
And when we begin to feel life and relax our tendencies to be thinking about it and what we can do ‘to’ it, true evolutionary magic begins.


As for our daily lives?  Well, I would suggest taking it one relationship at a time, whether it is with yourself, another, others or beyond.  This begins the journey into Oneness throughout time and beyond.  Each pulse/heartbeat expression of awe and wonder, one healed person at a time, each with the potential to ignite something “unknown” in another, sometimes in ways that are not understood.


What a wonder!





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Have you ever wondered why people anywhere on earth find it difficult to live a life without stress, upset and confusion? To understand what is going on here, we must know the Source from which all things arise. Not by thinking about it, nor by feeling mad, sad, glad or scared. We must begin to feel what we actually are beyond the moment-to-moment thoughts, feelings and moods that arise constantly within us.


“Every thought, the sense of I, the entire body mind, every object, every other body mind, the world, everything, comes out of Spirit. In every instant of existence, the same universal drama is being enacted. That is, phenomena are appearing and disappearing out of Being. To understand what is going on in every moment, you must know the Source, the Original Condition from which all matter springs. To simply know the offshoots of the Whole is to be bound in the circus of up and down forever.”
– Michael Silverman, Innocent Catalyst/Spiritual Teacher

The ups and downs of passing moods, reactions to people and experiences are not, paradoxically, you. Yes, it feels that way as they move through your emotional field, but it is a mistake to assume that is all you are; it is not founded on sensing/knowing what is actually going on here. It can be done; it does take a deep desire and courage, an act of will to break through this illusion, but it can be done, and not by a select few, for times have changed.

This means YOU can do so.

In the process of exploring What Life is, true revolutionaries are needed, those willing to explore who and what they are, and let go of the self-imposed suffering while alive. And this type of revolution is a radical change in perception of what Reality is, a shift in conscious awareness. To “go boldly where few are willing to go,” where one’s own life is seen as the precious presence it actually is, and that it deserves to be protected to fully live, grow and evolve. To do so, a being must be willing to be seen in vulnerable and clear ways, by themselves and others. They must be willing to acknowledge their suffering, the way that they defend their confusions and try to justify their stance, trying to be accepted, admired and loved, to feel needed in the world. They must be willing to surrender the games of the ego, i.e., games that solidify the perception that you are a separate entity based on the moods that flow through your emotional body and brain mind judgments about it all. True revolutionaries in this sense are those who are willing to be “in the line of fire” of spiritual transformation. And this ‘line of fire’ results only in the death of fear of living, which is the true scourge of Mankind.

glassesBeing seen means humbly admitting that you are more interested in securing a position of power and control with love considered “unimportant,” where defending what is done/felt rather than clarifying WHY one would feel the need to defend seems the best option in life, feeling that you are alone and must survive on your own wits at all costs.

When you hold onto – and it is unconscious at this point – the perception that you are a separate entity, you are suffering from feeling your life is transitory, temporary. And why? When you feel you are alone and separate from everything else, you are constantly on guard and uncomfortable with life. If you have no reference point for your existence beyond all the comings and goings of your body and mind, you are “afraid for your life.” You become consciously and unconsciously focused on the fear of loss of something, be it your life, relationship(s), jobs, money, food, sex, intelligence, etc., with only temporary distractions from that suffering, the root discomfort of living without feeling what you actually are. So, people try to fill that primal void with persons, places, things, thoughts, etc. But that ‘void’ is only filled when you feel yourself in totality.  And that totality is not perceived through your brain mind, but through feeling beyond the body mind. And it can happen to you.

You see, life is not painful; it is the way you look into/see/experience it that makes it so confusing! This is more than just a clarification of your ‘mission’ on earth or seeking higher information to continue pursuing a life based on feeling separate. Spiritually, it is necessary to develop the ability to see what is underneath your actions, or your life will continue to be filled with involuntary, mechanical rounds of repetition of suffering the same issues, because that is all you know, or have known, to feel alive.

Virtually everybody is walking around with an incomplete and superficial notion of Reality, of what is truly happening here. There must be a turnabout in how one experiences life; there must be a rerouting of how you actually sense you are alive and what you are doing. Your perception of living needs to find an opening to the feeling presence of Life Living Itself; the matrix or background structure, the Universal Field that lives all universes. And it can happen.


In the line of fire, while taking true courage and will, implies feeling through the false perception of separateness from everything else, moving through the sheen of false separation. Here is what is truly odd about living: the actual perception that you are a separate individual is not the “problem” but the conclusion that this is all you are, is false! There must be an impulse within you, a desire to inspect what is normally hidden from view, as this can activate the ability to FEEL BEYOND this illusion, for the Origin of Life must be bodily felt and intuited. It is not done through the brain mind, the collector of data, but with the feeling sense that there is Something More. This is a beginning portal to higher evolution, and not just into metaphysical planes where lights, colors, energies, various entities exist, for those realms are still part of the illusory veil of feeling separate and are only an intermediate resting-point for those drawn to what life actually IS at its root. This is where true revolutionaries arise. And at this time in human existence it is possible to do so.

Perhaps you have heard this phrase: “You don’t think that you are alive, you know that you are alive.” Take a moment to become aware of the two different channels used to feel what this statement is saying: one channel is ‘thinking’ by staying focused within the brain-mind data collector system. Most find themselves deeply tied into this approach of perceiving in life. The other channel is a ‘knowing,’ a felt-sense within and without the body mind, not hindered by the thinking mind. It tends to be latent and stagnant, sometimes accessed in traumatic or dramatic moments in our lives. This knowing is not based on the feeling of emotions, but another spatial-intuitive system that transcends all the body mind activity. It can be used as a beginner’s highway, a doorway, to sensing who and what you actually are.

There is a divine individuality that is waiting to burst forth into this Universe, but it requires true revolutionaries, those who are willing to go through the learning to FEEL what life is, and not THINK ABOUT what life is. The paradox is that the brain-mind, the tendency to collect, judge and conclude about life moments, becomes wonderfully alive and ‘online’ when it is allowed to rest in the truth of what existence is. It has other work to do once this link-up is made, and that, my friend, can be the birthing of your unique divine individuality.

As this journey is begun, “spiritual heat’ occurs as a natural, higher evolutionary phase kicks in. Confusion and clarity, fear and peace, unclear impulses and moments of inspiration all mixed in one pot as you begin to ‘cook’ and open to who you are. People within all cultures and from every background have learned to hold their pain and problems near and dear to them and to deny the possibility that they are truly divine beings. We are, however, en masse, on the brink of evolutionary change for all.

…the whole idea is then to see the impure identification with the body mind that translates into the belief that you are that transitory self…without a permanent dissolution of the ego-I, it is impossible to be who you are…as being who you are implies the termination of separateness… “
-Comment by Michael Silverman, Innocent Catalyst/spiritual teacher

We must learn to be vulnerable, be willing to give up our tendency to hide life wounds, our human frailties, and reveal the celebration of our unique abilities. Yes, some attachments of perception are not very pretty, and some are benign, but they all deny the truth of who you are and where you are going, in the highest sense. When we register life based on our emotional field and what others have told us, we cannot fully exist as ourselves. This is where true revolutionaries willing to be in the line of fire of transformational forces are needed. No matter what someone’s life history is, anyone can be transformed; they must have the desire to see they are caught in a perceptual box and Feel beyond it. The ability to do so is built into our DNA; we just have to make the choice to activate and attend to it. This is the greatest possible statement anyone can make in the world, and is the most transformative for the planet and humanity itself.


This expression of our uniqueness – never to be seen or duplicated again, anywhere, anytime, is our gift back to the Light. The Universe, the Cosmos, gives us form, and we express through that form. By maturing enough to feel good about ourselves as humans and then to put our ‘selves’ in the sacred line of fire of the Divine, or God, we surrender to our true identity, the Universe itself expressed in the present moment. Do not be distracted by the forms of life that express such deep confusions that life itself is denied. Bring peace to your life and to Earth by being you, in all your beauty. That is the true end of war, anywhere, anytime.



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