Dear Great Community of SWIHA,
Please, above all, let us choose to be alert, conscious and calm as we seek to respond to the COVID-19 (Novel coronavirus). Let us not get consumed in doom, gloom or panic.
Like so many other organizations and colleges in the country, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts is taking the occurrence of the COVID-19 (Novel coronavirus) very seriously. We have consciously chosen to remain calm and cautious.
Health and Safety,
One of my dear friends, Liz Dawn, is celebrating her 25th year of producing Celebrate Your Life events and retreats. I am honored to have participated in these transformative spiritual gatherings where love, adventure, soul to soul connections and radical shifts flow among speakers and attendees alike.
One of Liz’s dreams has always been to share and spread the wisdom of these renowned spiritual teachers with people all over the world. This year, she is making that dream come true by hosting the FIRST EVER Celebrate Your Life Online SOULFEST!
celebrate your life,
In the Chinese tradition, 2020 is the Year of the Rat — which promises lots of happiness, health, overall prosperity.
Tell me now, is summoning a Rat one of the things on your New Year’s To-Do list? Probably not! However, you might want to reconsider any aversions to Rats based on ancient astrological wisdom and Shamanic traditions.
In Chinese Zodiac, the Year of the Rat is the first year of a zodiac reset and is an outstanding year for personal and business prosperity. The symbolism of this nocturnal creature is: Adaptability, Business Acumen, Extreme Intelligence, Intuitiveness, Resourcefulness and the ability to Withstanding Public Opinion.
national life coaching month,
Year of the Rat,
Chinese New Year
There is a story told of a guru who was approached by many people wanting to know the secrets of manifestation. He closed his eyes, and so did those saying they were seeking wisdom. The yogi took a deep breath, as did those waiting. After what seemed to be a long time, the wise man opened his eyes and said, “If you want pears, plant pear seeds!” With that, he descended the mountain, leaving some to understand, while many only mumbled in their confusion.
The first Friday in September, over 300 people gathered to listen to Yogi Amrit Desai, one of the few remaining living yoga masters who originally brought over the authentic teachings of yoga in the early 1960’s. Nine years before his arrival, the seeds were planted!
Gifts and Graces,
Some people get messages very early in life that they are destined for greatness. This is the case for Becca Briley. When she was a little girl about eight years old she had a very powerful and beautiful vision. It was no ordinary dream! “It felt so real,” recalls Becca tapping into a very vivid and visceral memory. “Jesus himself appeared to me, at bedside, with the simplest of message: 'You Can Fly.'”
Becca continues: “Even then I knew humans do not fly, yet those three words have served as my life’s marching orders. In the vision, I stepped to my windows ledge and felt the most liberating sense of freedom. I jumped into the wind that carried me to elevations only winged creatures were capable of.”
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What would happen if the success manual or business guide you chose for 2019 was in titled A Course In Miracles?
It just so happens, there is such a book! It was written, or ‘scribed’, by a woman named Helen Schucman, a self-described skeptic who was resistant to the thought that she would do something as important as delivering Divine ‘insights’.
Can you relate? Have you ever received profound messages during meditation, while journaling, or even during a session with a client? Did you question where this divine intelligence was coming from?
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'Come All Ye Faithful' is a classic Christmas carol from the 1600’s, and encapsulates the invitation offered by Reiki Master Mary Ritter to Christians drawn Reiki as a healing modality.
“Yes, you can be a Christian and practice the energy-modality known as Reiki!” affirms Mary, the mind behind Holy Reiki.
Candidly Mary shares, “There was a time in my life I may have been worried about what those in my church thought about Reiki. Today, the practice of Reiki has brought me even closer to my Christian foundations. It is Christ that I call upon when I am providing a hands-on healing experience.”
Reiki for Christians
Season’s blessings, SWIHA commUNITY—
While most people are singing songs and feeling merry and bright, we must be mindful that, for some people, the holidays are rather blue . . . or even gray.
As one who is coming up on the second anniversary of family tragedy (two years ago, our son took his life due to complications of PTSD), I’m especially aware that the holidays can be tough. Even well-intended greetings such as a simple “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” can trigger feelings of grief, angst, or even anger.
Just this last week, I was witness to such an incident. As I pulled up to my regular Starbucks location I noticed a woman having a full-blown meltdown over an innocent greeting given to her by a kindly gentlemen collecting for the Salvation Army. All he said was, “Happy Holidays!”
‘Grafting’ is a word used to describe the process of taking a branch from one tree and connecting it with another tree to duplicate its future growth. What a perfect metaphor of our intention as we move from the campus SWIHA has enjoyed for almost 15 years to a new location in Tempe, Arizona. We want to take the ‘positive light’ from the halls of the campus and the hearts of all the staff, instructors and students to our new location just a few miles away. We’ve decided to coin the term ‘spiritual grafting’ to affirm our intention to take what SWIHA has been and done over the last 26 years —transferring and re-growing our ‘Light’!
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts,
mind body spirit
“Who do you know who is fully expressed in their boldness and bravery?” If this was a survey question asked of those on the college campus of Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Richard Seaman’s name would, without a shadow of a doubt, be on the top of the list. Richard is bold and brave! As a longtime coach and the lead Life Coach Instructor for the college, Richard is committed to teaching others to be brave using a coaching model he has created using the acronym B.R.A.V.E.