The events listed on the calendar are events taking place in the Yellow Room located at 216 North Avenue, Suite 1, Grand Junction, CO 81501.
On Thursday, November 21, beginning at 5:30PM, we are putting on a "Stress Less During the Holidays" workshop at The Lodge at Grand Junction (2656 Patterson Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506). We will be giving a short presentation on managing holiday stress, then we will be having a Q&A to discuss and share your unique situations.
This event this FREE, and we would love to have you join us!
When it comes to grief, most of us immediately think of The Five Stages of Grief presented by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her book, On Death and Dying: 1. Denial and Isolation, 2. Anger, 3. Bargaining, 4. Depression, and 5. Acceptance. What isn’t well-known is that this grief model applies to people with a terminal illness - THEY are dying.
For those who are experiencing grief in their lives and who are not dying, we must add anxiety to the grief process. Claire Bidwell Smith does an amazing job of explaining the role of anxiety as it relates to grief in her book, ANXIETY, The Missing Stage of Grief.
We are learning a lot from Ms. Smith, and her book brought up a memory for Ada that helped her realize JUST YESTERDAY her experience with anxiety as it relates to moving in her childhood – which was definitely a SIGNIFICANT LOSS to her.
It was the night before our big move from Seattle, WA to Grand Junction, CO. I was crying – wailing –...
A better and far more helpful way to think of miracles is this: You do not understand them, either in part or in whole. Yet they have been done through you. Therefore, your understanding cannot be necessary. Yet it is still impossible to accomplish what you do not understand. And so, there must be Something in you that does understand. ~ A Course in Miracles, Chapter 16, Section III
In spiritual circles, including those related to A Course in Miracles, there is a tendency to focus on the "awakening" experience. That moment of crystal-clear understanding when the veil of not-knowing is lifted and the Light of God shines completely without anything to obscure it.
Many hold the belief that they are trying to get somewhere. Or, they must work at being something more or better than they are right now. Yet this way of thinking only works to confirm the identity that we are small, limited, frail, and weak. The egoic mind says, "This weakness must be overcome, but that's not really...
A few weeks ago, we started our newest group, GRIEVING TOGETHER. We have wanted to offer a group with this focus for a very long time. What’s unique about our group is that we are creating a space that welcomes anyone who has experienced a SIGNIFICANT LOSS – as opposed to focusing only on the death of someone close. Additionally, this significant loss does not have to be recent. It could have been experienced many years ago.
The reason we are opening our group up in this way is because our coaching experience has shown us that people suffer from loss every day, and there are very few places where they can be comfortable enough to feel and share their pain. In our group, a significant loss is a significant loss – and each and every situation is held with tenderness and care.
During the past few meetings, we have talked about many different losses. While the losses have taken various forms, what has been consistent is the respect extended which honors what this...
October is here and we are looking forward to sharing lots of time with you in the Academy's Yellow Room (216 North Avenue, Suite 1, Grand Junction, Colorado).
For our regular classes, we have one change to make from September. Jeffrey Turre's Qi Gong class will be moving from the Thursday morning time to Tuesday evenings, from 5 to 6PM - starting next Tuesday, October 8th. We hope this new time will give more people the opportunity to take part in this wonderful class.
Along with our regular classes, we have two new classes beginning this month:
Clear Communication BASICS, beginning October 1st, from Noon to 1:15PM:
This is our 8-week training that covers the basic components of Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication as well as other modalities we use in our personal coaching practice. By the end of the eight weeks, you will have a firm grasp of the Nonviolent Communication model and some...
The first week of October will bring two new offerings to our Academy for Personal Development! We are excited! Both of these classes will be held at 216 North Avenue, Suite 1, in Grand Junction, CO.
Beginning Tuesday, October 1st, from Noon to 1:15PM, our Clear Communication BASICS Class will begin. This is an 8-week course teaching effective communication tools that are easy to start using immediately. Tuition is $80 (paid on October 1st) – advanced registration is not necessary.
Like our Clear Communication Weekly Training and Practice Group we conduct each Tuesday evening, the new BASICS Class uses Nonviolent Communication as its base and utilizes other modalities to enhance learning integration.
The new BASICS Class will serve as an introduction to the model and provide lots of opportunities to learn practical ways to incorporate it into your daily relationships – with yourself and others! You will also receive a certificate of completion at the end of the 8-weeks...
If you would like to stay up-to-date with our in-person offerings, head on over to https://www.meetup.com/annetteandada/. All you have to do is make a free Meetup account (if you don’t have one already) and click join! Easy!
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
September is here and we have lots going on, so please click on the link below for our full-sized, printable calendar.
Here is a quick rundown for September:
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For us, each of these modalities is part of the personal and spiritual development process. They have been extremely helpful on our own healing journeys, which is why it is so...
As students of A Course in Miracles, we read and talk about forgiveness quite a bit. Not only do we discuss what forgiveness means (that in truth, forgiveness is the recognition that what we thought our brother did to us did not occur), we also try to understand how we can make this recognition a daily practice.
Part of making it a daily practice is to check in and see if our perception is accurate (right-mindedness) or if we are reacting from a place of fear (wrong-mindedness or the ego). This takes awareness and practice listening to the Voice for guidance.
Until we reach this place of recognition though, we must be willing to be honest with ourselves, acknowledge our feelings, look at what we have needed, and then provide a space for love to come in and help us to let go.
Mooji taught us something very important about letting go. He says that to let go is to actually dis-identify with something. Using this definition, when we let go and forgive, we are letting go of our identity...
Here is our August 2019 events calendar!
We have added two new classes: Our MONTHLY Way of Mastery Class begins on Monday, August 5, from 6 - 8pm, and our WEEKLY Dialogues with Annette and Ada, for spiritual seekers who are interested in A Course in Miracles and other texts, starts on Thursday, August 8, from 6:30 - 8:15pm.
In addition, our special event for August will be the beautiful Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation presented by Kate Fotopoulos and Don Carpenter on Sunday, August 11, from 2 - 4pm.
All events take place at 216 North Avenue, Suite 1, Grand Junction, Colorado.
We hope you are all doing well, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Love to all!
Annette and Ada
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