Explore Your Essential Self

What is this Essential Self I keep talking about?

My own experience tells me it is the “You” that is …

  • Beyond your ideas of who you are — beyond personality, appearance, ego, beliefs, opinions, thoughts, feelings, etc.
  • Present in every moment
  • Always okay no matter what is going on around you
  • What spiritual teachers call “the True Self”
  • What you are called to embrace, trust, rest in, and return home to

Where do I find this essential self?

  • In the place inside of you where the energies of mind, heart, body and spirit come together
  • In the Light within you and all around you which is connected to the Light in all living beings, and to the Source of that very Light itself
  • In the moments which make up your everyday life

“You have come here to find what you already have.”

Buddhist saying

Are you ready to meet yourself?

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Book Study: Radical Acceptance – Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha
Mar 7 @ 3:00 pm – May 2 @ 5:00 pm
Book Study: Radical Acceptance - Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha

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

Study dates:

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 @ St. Francis Springs Prayer Center
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm
Divine Mystery as Mother: Discovering the Sacred Feminine Through Archetypes @ St. Francis Springs Prayer Center | Stoneville | North Carolina | United States

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
Stoneville NC

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.
Hermitage Cost:
Per person for both nights – includes all meals
• Shared: $220 per person
• Single: $280 per person


Day Commuters:
Per person for the whole weekend. Includes 4 meals: Dinner on Friday, lunch & dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday.
• $70


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 marilynwolf1953@gmail.com 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 marilynwolf1953@gmail.com or 336-601-0823 or Linda at lbrown52@triad.rr.com or 336-707-2851. Either of us will be happy to discuss the retreat with you.


We hope you will join us and help create a small community of women for this special gathering!
— Linda & Marilyn





Space for Conscious Living
2012 New Garden Road., Suite E,
Greensboro, NC 27410