Welcome to Space for Conscious Living. I’m really glad you’ve come for a visit. This page is devoted to my Guidance sessions, and I’d like to tell you what I offer. I love the work I do and hope you will find something here that will be helpful to you. And of course, if you have any questions or want more information, just give me a call at 336-601-0823 or drop me an email at email@example.com.
Guidance with me is an individualized and collaborative process. Together, we’ll co-create a path that is uniquely yours. I believe that people who seek personal and spiritual transformation are motivated by a deep desire to be fully integrated and grounded as well as more joyous and free. I trust that your inner Wisdom knows just what you need, and I can guide you in deepening your trust in yourself and in what you hold as greater than yourself, whatever you may call this.
“I don’t know who I really am” is something I hear many people say when we first talk about what I can do for them. The journey of uncovering what we might call our “essential self” can feel complicated, overwhelming and even scary. Without my own teacher to guide me, I wouldn’t be awakening to this inner diamond within myself the way I am now. Do you sense that there’s more to you than what you’ve discovered in therapy, self-help reading and personal growth workshops? If so, then I can serve as a guide to help you explore and awaken to this essential self within you.
In addition to developing a stronger sense of your essential self, I can help you deepen your connection to yourself, others, and to the world. When we’re more awake to our inner-connectedness, we have more clarity about our lives and live from a place of greater self-awareness and self-love. As we realize our inter-connectedness with all of life, we find that acting in the best interest of others and the world comes naturally and from the gratitude and compassion that lives inside us. We discover that as we feel blessed, we can’t help but want to extend this blessing to others.
Many people come to see me because they know they have something special inside of them which is longing to manifest – but they aren’t quite sure what it is, or if they do, they’re unclear about how to call it forth in themselves and take it out into world. If this sounds familiar, we can explore your gifts and your calling for expressing them in the world. This could mean a new career path, post-retirement endeavors, pursuits in addition to the work you currently do, and ways for volunteering your talents – or maybe open doors we didn’t even know existed.
For my work in the area of spiritual transformation, I draw from my own inter-spiritual beliefs for my guidance. I can help you sort through current issues of faith and explore paths for bringing more meaning and intention to your spiritual life. I will also help you develop spiritual practices which nurture your spiritual development and relationship with that which is greater than us all. Because my clients come from many traditions or sometimes none at all, they call this God, Higher Power, Consciousness, Spirit, the Universe, etc. It doesn’t matter to me what you call this or what path you follow. I just want you to know that I don’t see my role as debating religion with you or trying to convince you of anything.
My approach is holistic, meaning I experience and view human life through the lens of mind-body-spirit oneness. Together we will tap into the inherent wisdom which your whole self offers. Guidance sessions with me can include integrative energy modalities such as Healing Touch, Somatic Experiencing, chakra balancing, conscious settling & breathing, guided visualization, and life-giving affirmations which are tied to your energy system. These modalities can involve actual touch but they do not have to.
The Enneagram is system of human personality based on ancient sacred wisdom and contemporary psychology. Through it, we can come to know and accept ourselves as we are and yet transcend the habits of personality which keep us bound up in attachments and fears. I can help you discern your Type as well as utilize the Enneagram to increase self-awareness and self-love along with greater consciousness for how you show up in the world and engage your life. The Enneagram has been an invaluable map for my journey and I hope you will give it a try for your own.
My commitment is to provide for you:
- A safe place for you to be heard and seen
- A person-centered approach built on respect, trust and caring
- Respectful yet honest inquiry and feedback
- Confidentiality about our relationship and all that you share with me
In exchange, I ask that your commitment be the willingness to ask yourself, Am I ready to…
- Live my life with more conscious intention, attention and commitment?
- Challenge old patterns which have me stuck and frustrated?
- Open myself to new ways of thinking and being which may take me out of my comfort zone?
- Trust the process of transformation even though I can’t always see where it is taking me?
Be patient toward all that is
unsolved in your heart and try to
love the questions themselves…
Live the questions now.
Perhaps you will then gradually
without noticing it, live along
some distant day into
Although I had the privilege of working in the mental health field for nearly 30 years, what I am now offering is not mental health counseling or psychotherapy. Please understand that I do not render diagnoses, advise or educate my clients about medications, respond to mental health crisis calls, nor provide receipts for healthcare insurance purposes. When I believe that a client is in need of this kind of assistance, I am very candid about this, and I make referrals to mental health professionals in the community whom I trust and know are qualified. As a guide and coach, I adhere to professional ethics which limits my confidentiality. These include if you are posing a danger to yourself or others, I learn that a child or elderly person is being abused and/or if legally required to.
Are you ready to meet yourself?
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New 8-Week Book Study, Starting Wed. March 7, 2018
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha
An important book study for spiritual seekers who long to love themselves just as they are with the innate capabilities of their own human hearts.
In a clear, warm and practical way, Tara Brach offers guidance for moving away from shame and self-condemnation and toward self-acceptance.
Chapter titles in the book which give a glimpse of the nature of our exploration include:
• The Trance of Unworthiness
• Opening Our Heart in the Face of Fear
• Realizing Our True Nature
March 7, 14, 21 & 28 — April 4, 11 & 25* — May 2
*(All Wednesdays – Please note that April 18 is omitted)
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Cost: $80 – $150 (sliding scale – pay what you can)
I accept cash, check or credit cards. If using a credit card, a $2.00 processing fee will be added.
Your payment covers registration in one group, but if you miss a class due to an unforeseen conflict you may attend an earlier or later class on the same day so you don’t fall behind. This will also allow you to meet more people, if you like.
Space is limited to 10 participants. To register, call (336) 601-0823 and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
PLEASE NOTE: Once you register, I must receive your payment within one (1) week from the date of your reservation so I can hold your place in the group. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Divine Mystery as Mother:
Discovering the Sacred Feminine Through Archetypes
A Weekend Retreat
Facilitated by Linda Brown
& Marilyn Wolf
August 10-12, 2018
St. Francis Springs Prayer Center
The time for deepening our connection to the Divine Feminine is now! In this weekend retreat, we will create a small, safe container to experience and explore the presence of God the Mother in our lives.
If you attended Linda’s “Spirit in My Life” class or the first Divine Feminine retreat with Linda and Marilyn, this retreat will increase your understanding of and intimacy with God as Mother. If you didn’t attend these, you will be gently guided into the wonder of knowing God as the Feminine.
The map for our exploration will be such questions as:
• What is your own personal “God story”?
• If you merged with the Light of the Mother, what would you become?
• What is your Sacred Name?
August 10 – 12, 2018
Friday afternoon (5:00 pm) until Sunday afternoon (2:00 pm) — Participants will be expected to attend all sessions. Please note that our opening session is at 5:00 pm on Friday afternoon.
Our location for this retreat are the two new beautiful cottages at the St. Francis Center. Please visit their website to see their facility and for directions: www.stfrancissprings.com
Cost – Please read carefully:
For your information, we have separated out the cost of lodging at the St. Francis Center and our own fee so you can see how your money is being allocated to bring this event to you. Please see details below:
Residential Participants in the Cottages:
Per person for both nights – includes all meals
• Shared Room – $180
• Single Room – $240
Hermitages may be available for our participants. These are smaller cottages with 1 bedroom, a kitchen, and a sitting area with a fold-out sofa.
Per person for both nights – includes all meals
• Shared: $220 per person
• Single: $280 per person
Per person for the whole weekend. Includes 4 meals: Dinner on Friday, lunch & dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday.
Our Fee: $135 – $175 — You may pay what you wish in this range.
How to Pay:
You will need to pay the full amount in order to hold your place in the retreat, which includes your fee to the St. Francis Center for your lodging and our fee combined.
In other words, Your Lodging or Commuter Fee + Our Fee = Total Cost (1 payment)
• Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card. Please make checks out to Marilyn Wolf. If using a credit card, $3.00 will be added for the processing fee. Please call Marilyn to make arrangements to pay by credit card. 336-601-0823
Please Note: Because space is limited to 15, once you contact Marilyn to say you want to attend, your full payment must be received within a week to hold your space. Thank you for your cooperation with this.
To Register: Email Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 336-601-0823.
If you email, please put “Divine Mystery” in the subject line. For your registration, please include:
• Your name
• A phone # where you can be reached
• The name of your roommate – They will need to register separately with your name listed as their roommate. If you choose a shared room but do not list a roommate, one will be assigned to you.
• If you desire a single room
Registration Deadline: Monday, July 16
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel before Mon., July 16, you will receive a full refund minus a $30 processing fee. If you cancel after July 16, and we are unable to fill your space, you will forfeit the amount we owe the St. Francis Center which we will still have to pay. If you cancel after July 23, you forfeit your full fee.
Questions? Please feel free to contact Marilyn at email@example.com or 336-601-0823 or Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-707-2851. Either of us will be happy to discuss the retreat with you.