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The Town Crier – A Newsletter for the Center for Sacred Studies Community

JULY 15, 2018

Dearest friends and relatives,

Welcome to Eclipse Season! We pray that this letter reaches you in a place of grace and ease as we collectively navigate the waves of transformation.

Our prayer for Peace and Unity continues to soar high above any perceived turbulence, may we align with it and draw strength from it during these intense times. Let’s continue to lean into our community and the work at hand, spreading the prayer of love, peace and unity to transform our world for the better.

Children’s Stargate 2018: July 23 – 26, 2018

Our Children inherit the Earth – they are our new Leaders!

The Ancestors are listening…

During our time together, we will be exploring and co-creating the world in which we want to live, what we think, what we say, what we believe, what we do, and the attitude we have to create our reality. Let’s play, create, and learn from one another!

In these times we are in, it is important to listen to the wisdom of our young ones in order to create the most inspiring, empowering, joyful and love-filled experience possible for our Communities and our World! We are working to offer tracks for both our younger ones and for our teen leaders.

For those that may not be able to join us, please consider making a donation for our Children’s Stargate to support our Children and to help support our Team in holding this amazing space for our Next 7 Generations. As we hold these two tracks, we will need more assistance and your support is so very appreciated!

Parents/families are encouraged to attend while also enjoying a wonderful retreat space in the beautiful redwoods! You are an important part of this offering and we cannot hold this space without you! Thank you!!


Join us for Silent Retreat: August 28 – September 2, 2018

Join us for an opportunity to sit longer in the Silence, to immerse yourself in your connection to All that is!

Last year, you asked us to add more days to extend the retreat, so you could dip into the silence for longer periods of time. In February this year, we responded to that request and added an additional day, increasing the Silent Retreat to 4 nights/5 days while continuing to offer the 3 night/4 day track as well. We are excited to share that this flow was successful, allowing all to go deeper into the Silence! And more days have been requested…

In answering your call, in August 2018, we are offering a 4, 5 or 6 Day Silent Retreat!

You can join us Tuesday (8/28) thru Sunday (9/2)
or Wednesday (8/29) thru Sunday (9/2)
or Thursday (8/30) thru Sunday (9/2)

We offer this retreat for each of you to follow your own meditation practice during the day, this could be a Buddhist practice; practice through silent walks in nature; practice through prayer or chanting; a practice that lights the fire in your soul. Take this much needed time of silent contemplation to deepen the clarity and connection Spirit is asking from us in this moment of great transformation on Mother Earth.


Ministry Training Program returns in 2019!

Being a Minister of Prayer
denotes a practice of walking in the world in dialogue with Creation. This approach is one that is gleaned from the teachings of the “Original Peoples”—who related to the world by “listening” to the world around them as a form of guidance from Spirit. From this perspective, everything is considered as an expression of Spirit. This is a way of being that values being led by the heart, rather than the head.

The teachings and ways of The First Nations Peoples have been passed down from generation to generation, and link us with the forces of the Earth, the fundamental laws of Nature, and the original wisdom teachings—which are based on respect for all Life. The prevailing worldview of contemporary society is to look at the world through a materialistic lens—one that is competitive and wants to acquire things—a worldview that is based on fear rather than love.

The Minister of Prayer curriculum has been consciously designed to transform this lens of perception into one that returns the individual, and thereby the collective, to the “original matrix”—one that dialogues with Creation as a way of life. This is a process that facilitates the path of discovering one’s own gifts of healing, what the Original Peoples call one’s “medicine”. This is a perspective that views every being as a unique herb in the garden of Creation. A perspective that encourages one to cultivate that herb—to follow the Spirit of their true Self—and to, ultimately, actualize one’s Self.

New Affiliate Program: Sanctuary Spirit with Reverend Kim Forcina

You are everything. Magic. Giving. Beautiful. Graceful. Stumbling. Everything.

For those of us on a spiritual path, we often know all of the things to do to connect with our inner world… but that doesn’t always mean we take the time to do it. Especially if we are serving others. Dropping into our private time sometimes looks like waiting for the next ceremony.

Coming into our inner worlds restores our availability to the guiding light inside of our hearts. The light is always there! Sometimes it just feels like an 18 mile hike over rocky terrain to find our centers.

Reverend Kim Forcina is inviting you to lay down and rest right on the rocks of your path and take time to be in your healed state ~ the part of you that knows EXACTLY what you need and when you do not need anything.

Her new project, Sanctuary Spirit ~ Time & Space to Replenish Your Magic was birthed in June and our dear Jyoti helped plant the seeds for this new herb in Great Mother’s garden.

You’re invited to join us each month for two guided healing journeys and a live open call where she’ll be teaching tools to awaken your intuition, clear your energy field and answer questions that come up as we flow between the inner and outer world.

As a member of our CSS Community you can take advantage of reduced pricing as well as a very special bonus:

Regular membership –
Monthly: $33
Yearly: $333

For CSS Community Members ONLY:
Monthly: $22
Yearly: $222

Monthly Members receive The Chrysalis Healing Series, a 4-part guided journey to clear creative energy ($88 value)
Yearly Members receive the Chrysalis Healing Series PLUS a private session with Reverend Kim Forcina ($300 value)

We are also happy to share that 50% of your membership to Sanctuary Spirit goes directly to The Center for Sacred Studies.

May peace, calm and the steady light of love of Spirit greet you at the doors of your inner sanctuary.

See whats new at the CSS Earth & Spirit Online Store!

Our intention
is to bring you Sacred items and tools of healing that connect us even deeper to the Divine. In the spirit of collaboration and reciprocity we foster relationships with many Artisans from our local community as well as different traditions from around the world.

Each item has a story behind it. For instance, handmade jewelry made by Natem Uwishin, Traditional Healer from the Shuar Tribe, contributes to the goal of building a school for children of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Your purchase helps sustain individuals and communities around the world, as well as the Center for Sacred Studies. In the spirit of collaboration and reciprocity, We Thank You!

Love cannot remain by itself – it has no meaning.
Love has to be put into action, and that action is service.
-Mother Teresa

Thank you for your continued support over the years.

Your donation supports our common prayer for Peace and Unity, and makes possible the worldwide efforts of our staff and volunteers.

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