Celebrate You!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 -Catrina Griffor, of Untethered Mind presented Mindfulness and Meditation – That Voice in Our Head.  She touched upon the benefits of meditation in regards to how it ripples into our waking life, giving us more peace as well as improved health.  She discussed the brain’s response to meditation in brain waves, chemical reactions,  mood improvements, and how it can extend our life. Catrina is the owner of Untethered Mind in Belleview, FL.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 – Scott Olsen, PhD. –

UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY OF THE GOLDEN SECTION:  Pathway to Transformation of Consciousness
Scott spoke on the golden numbering system that permeates all of nature and the cosmos.  He noted that once this system is understood, it can be employed in scientific discovery and artistic creativity.  And, most importantly, it can assist in our transformation of consciousness and the world in which we live. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 – Patricia Wagner and The Power of Quantum-Touch.  Everything is changeable – and when we create a high vibrational resonance field of energy by utilizing the natural laws of resonance and entrainment learned in Quantum-Touch – healings occur.  The perfect energetic pattern of health and wholeness often surfaces within the individual.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Making Inner Thoughts Visible with Betty Costa      The voice that comes through our images when we express them in drawing, painting or sculpture is the voice of the soul.  To better understand how this voice speaks through  our images, think of it in this way:  IMAGERY is the language of body, mind and spirit; art is the VOICE of that language.  When we reconnect with that voice, it tells us not only how we feel in response to any life event, but also what we need to do in order to survive and thrive when faced with difficult circumstances or decisions.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 – Ilyse Rothman presented the Energy Meditation Group the modality of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). 

EFT (or EFT Tapping) is a universal healing tool that can provide impressive results for physical, emotional, and performance issues. EFT operates on the premise that no matter what part of your life needs improvement, there are unresolved emotional issues in the way. Even for physical issues, chronic pain, or diagnosed conditions, it is common knowledge that any kind of emotional stress can impede the natural healing potential of the human body.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 — Carol Chambers presented a fascinating story of her life in the Mystical Web of Mental Illness and Sacred Transformation.  Carol’s journey has been mysterious, wild and liberating and her spiritual pathways have taken her from a small child  struggling to live within the contradictions of good and evil, to a conservative ordained minister, and then through many paths to a home-grown, spirit-led Shaman and Reiki practitioner. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 — Cristo L. Bowers described how our thoughts affect our mental body.  Cristo has clairvoyantly studied for nearly a decade the effects of thought on the matter comprising his client’s mental and emotional bodies.  He introduced us to Introspective Meditation, a meditation form that he developed that yields immediate and profound insights into one’s own nature.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 — Presentation on “Dying Well – Our Journey of Love and Loss” with Sue Hoben. 

An inspiring story shared by Sue in her memoir, Dying Well:  Our Journey of Love and Loss.  This, her first book, can be purchased on Amazon.com.  The book details how Bruce, her husband celebrated life while facing his death with grace and dignity.   Hoben shared the lessons she learned as their family came to terms with Bruce’s impending death, and the ways they made this last stage of his life as loving and joyous as possible.  Dying Well is an uplifting end-of-life journey that offers a thought-provoking perspective on dying, one that may help readers and those they love achieve what’s most important when the time has come to say goodbye.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 — The Teachings of Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha with Master Melia Uriarte and Ruth Chase.  We experienced a most beautiful experiential presentation by these lovely ladies who are students of Dr. and Master Sha. 


Wednesday, January 9, 2019 … Spring Forest Qi Qong Practitioner, Ann Cathcart gave a lovely presentation on the Chinese Five Elements Theory.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 … Holiday Social

We gathered  together for a wonderful time making the season bright.  The members of The Energy Meditation Group are by far the most incredibly dedicated group of spiritually-minded and giving individuals that one could ask for.

We started off with Mick and Tess Pulver who had us interact by using our voices and becoming aware of the beauty of sound coming from within our being.  Mick and Tess have been holding workshops and sessions all around the country for the past 25+ years with great success in helping people discover their true voice.

I then facilitated a guided meditation of I Am Aware of The Present Moment.  I followed with toning a Tibetan bowl throughout the room which was only lit by the Christmas tree and candles on each of the 12 tables.

I’d like to thank Donna Madison for bringing and coordinating the decorations for the party as well as Fran Cagner for taking all of the beautiful pictures.  And, not to forget many others who helped set up and clean up.  Thank you all for coming!  It was a great time! 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 


We experienced a wonderful Yoga Nidra session with Kenyon Gatlin.  Yoga Nidra is a meditation and relaxation technique that gives you the benefits of deep restful meditation without the usual struggle and effort. When you effortlessly enter the stillness of Yoga Nidra, the mind becomes peaceful and the energy sustaining your body becomes activated, initiating the healing process.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Our Gene Keys Teachings Group is underway and we are all enthusiastic as we begin to journey through these teachings!

I am pictured here with Marcia Niles at the October 24th meeting.  Marcia is responsible for guiding the group’s process and in running the meetings.  Myself, Jean McDoniels (not pictured), and Marcia are team leading the group while focusing on the activities as well as setting the agenda for each meeting.

Tess and Mick Pulver in a “Breakthrough” Performance! – Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Mick and Tess Pulver have been leading personal / spiritual growth programs using music and singing for 23 years around the country.  They brought their talents to the Energy Meditation group and led us in Voice/Body exercises to free the voice, body and spirit.

Our voices opened up in beautiful ways to the deepest resources of our soul.  We had a terrific time experiencing the work through this amazing couple.  Thank you Mick and Tess for sharing with us!!!     https://www.bigembrace.com/about-us/staff

Wednesday, October 3, 2018  – Windy Johnson with her presentation and meditation of DoTerra Essential Oils.

Mindful Intention Group, Wednesday, September 5, 2018

We had the first session of our Mindful Intention group this morning with 28 people in attendance.  We set up 3-1/2 circles in the room.  After getting through the preliminaries, we very easily moved into the heartfelt energy of holding space for the intentions of the participants.  (Picture:  Carol Ann Faucett and Nancie)

The laws of manifestation work very efficiently when we do two simple things:

  • State your intentions out loud everyday.
  • Meet together with like-minded people in an intention circle at regular intervals (ours being every 2 weeks).

We might also look to these points of reference:

  • Our desires are in us to be fulfilled.
  • Our thoughts create our world.
  • Our intentions must serve the highest and best good of the Universe, as well as the highest and best of ourselves and others.

When we practice these simple principles every day, they will consistently produce the results that we are seeking.  Check the Other Events page for the next session.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018   HuMandalas with Daniel Levy

What are HuMandalas?  HuMandalas are a guided movement meditation for groups to get in sync with other people and nature using intentional connection, toning and visualization.  The technique has similarities to qigong, yoga, reiki and sacred dance.  It is an easy way to grasp the ancient principles of bio-energetic cultivation and power of intention.  They are enjoyable, enlightening and accessible to people of any background.

We had a wonderful time playing around with the various HuMandalas that Daniel has created.

Friday, August 3, 2018     WALKING MEDITATION at The Villages Polo Field

We walk slowly and mindfully, focusing on the sensation of placing each foot onto the earth.  One inhalation – one step, one exhalation – one step.  It was a beautiful, crisp morning at The Villages Polo Field for a walking meditation.  All are relaxed and grounded ready for the day!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Mia O’Brien spoke to the Energy Meditation group today.  Mia is associated with the Villa Health Center where patients are treated through the Trinity of Mind, Body, and Spirit through the combined modalities of Functional and Energy Medicine.

She spoke about her  dynamic Spiritual Awakening and how she changed the course of her life and her purpose in life from living in New York as a High School Principal to living in Florida as a Light and Energy Channel, Healer, and Coach.

Wednesday, April 18 2018

Kenyon Gatlin, author of Relax With Life:  Applying Yoga Principles to Reduce Stress gave a very precise and beautiful presentation helping everyone understand how we block energy and how to release energy into the flow of life.  When we open to the continuous flow of energy, we experience an inspired life of peace, creativity, health and abundance.

Kenyon has been a student of Yogi Amrit Desai since 2005 at the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs, FL.  She has worked at his ashram since 2012 and recently has been his personal secretary and office manager.  Through Yogi Desai’s teachings, she has learned the power of authentic yoga, which means relaxing with whatever is before you.  Pictured here with her husband, Russ.  It was a pleasure to meet these two beautiful beings!  Go to www.KenyonGatlin.com to view  her  website.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Another visit from Alan Pratt and Giuliano Geronymo for a repeated shamanic Sound and Healing session this morning.  We had a beautiful response and another wonderful experience.  Thank you Alan and Giuliano!

Wednesday, April 3, 2018

Alan Pratt and Giuliano Geronymo presented a shamanic Sound and Healing session to the group this past Wednesday.  It was a very interesting and moving experience involving various instruments, voice, chanting, and singing throughout the audience.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Terri Daniel,  MA, CT, ordained interfaith minister, clinical chaplain and end-of-life educator certified in death, dying and bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Counseling spoke on rituals that have been created by many cultures since the dawn of man. These rituals provide meaning and healing by giving form to the formless and converting unseen energies into practical tools. The group was able to experience one such ritual for moving energy through the body and spirit. Amazing presentation!

One of the rituals that Terri shared with us was placing any emotional grief into a string of yarn while rolling the yarn into a ball.  This piece of yarn then becomes a sacred piece in which to hold in the heart in remembrance of a lost loved one.  The Western world lacks the understanding and tools for letting go of grief which is energy held within the body and if not transformed is then transmitted out into the world.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Suzanne Gieseman, former Navy Commander and now Author and Evidential Medium

Spiritual teacher, Suzanne Giesemann gave a beautiful and very informative presentation on the magical and mystical look at the two levels of reality and how we as a soul flow within both of them.

You can visit her website at:  www.suzannegieseman.com.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Katherine Skaggs, Intuitive Artist, Teacher, Author, and Shamanic Practitioner

Our speaker this morning, Katherine Skaggs – Intuitive Artist, Teacher, Author, and Shamanic Practitioner. She brings beauty, love, soul healing and a vision of inspiration to others through her archetypal art, her empowering coursework, some of which include her intuitive painting classes. Life’s experiences (which include traveling to the Amazon each year working with shamans of that region) tell her that each breath is sacred, to live fully, to choose love in every moment, to aim for happiness and joy no matter what, and to see the divine within all beings.  Please visit www.katherineskaggs.com for more information.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018  –  Spring Forest Qi Qong Master Healer, Ann Cathcart spoke on “Enhancing Life Force Energy” and “Five Element Nutrition”.

Ann presented a wonderful experiential presentation regarding “wholeness” of the body and living with nature. When energy pathways in our body are blocked, signs and symptoms of dis-ease like pain, inflammation, or growths may develop. She explored the six main factors causing energy blocks and ways to help clear them through nutrition and simple qi gong tools and exercises.  This information is available to all who are willing to shift their views and be open to healing.

Ann has been an RN for more than 35 years and received her Holistic Nurse Certification from  the AHNCC in 2002 and Certification in Healing Touch in 1996.  She is a Spring Forest Qigong Master Healer and Level I and Level 2 instructor.  Her deep passion for Spring Forest Qigong goes back through 20years of working with and training under Master Chunyi Lin.  Ann has incorporated the wonderfully complementary energy modalities Healing Touch and Spring Forest Qigong into her health/wellness/coaching independent healing practice – Clear Path to Wellness – empowering client centered transformation and healing since 1993.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018   –   Heartfulness Meditation with Dr. Pari Deshmukh

The Energy Meditation Group experienced a beautiful clearing and meditation facilitated by Dr. Pari Deshmukh who is a trained facilitator for the Heartfulness Meditation Organization. Heartfulness Meditation is simply taking the time every day to tune into that internal presence.  By doing this, we learn how to remain connected to that gentle support throughout the day.  Please visit www.heartfulness.org to learn more about this meditation.  Dr. Pari facilitates the meditation at the Promise Hospital three times a week.


We had a wonderful turn out for our yearly holiday social.  With an attendance of close to 100, we began with a mediation on “I Am Aware” and then played with cards called HUmandalas.  What are HUmandalas?

HuMandalas are shapes that we make with our connected bodies and a process of intentional connection to cultivate consciousness and synchronicity with a group of people. It is a playful ceremonial activity with much healing potential and cultural significance. When we are in sync with one another and nature, we can consciously co-create in a higher harmony with our community and environment.  These cards were created by one of our members, Linda Friedman’s son – Dan Levy.  (http://www.humandalas.com/).

Thank you Donna Madison for overseeing all who helped set up, decorate, and clean up.  Thank you Fran Cagner for taking pictures.  Also, thank you to our greeters.  It was much appreciated!

After that, we gathered all of our food together and enjoyed eating, meeting and talking with each other.  Here are a few pictures:

REIKI SHARE CIRCLE – August 9, 2017

After our regular meditation, 17 Reiki Practitioners volunteered to give 10-minute chair Reiki treatments to members of The Energy Meditation Group.  This was the beginning of a monthly circle (starting in September on the 2nd Wednesday) in which those who are not practitioners can come and enjoy a mini treatment of relaxation.  Pictured here are   practitioners and a few who received treatments.



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Yoga Nidra with Kathy Martucci

In Yoga Nidra, we restore our body, senses, and mind to their natural function and go beyond the barriers of the five senses to actualize our intentions, affirmations and prayers.  Yoga Nidra initiates shifts from the deepest core of our being and provides us with powerful tools to eliminate stress and banish self-destructive unconscious fears,beliefs and habits.  Our lives then begin to synchronize with our intentions because we no longer fight ourselves.  It allows us to feel wholeness, tranquility, and well-being.

Kathy attended the Kripalu School of Yoga in 2010, residing at the Kripalu Center of Yoga & Health in the Berkshire Mountains for a month to complete the 200 hour Teaching Certificate.  Kathy specializes in yoga for post-operative rehabilitation.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

THE ENERGY OF FOOD with Stephen Huang, Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist.  Stephen spoke on the energy of foods and choosing proper foods for your body.  He also shared a couple of exercises to promote digestion.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

SENSING YOUR ENERGY FIELD with Donna Davidson.  Donna talked about grounding and sensing energy.  We learned how to create grounding cords into the earth, then did a meditation.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017   


Structural Energetic Therapy® is a maximum rehabilitation modality for acute and chronic pain and dysfunction. It is the integration of the Cranial/Structural techniques with specialized deep tissue protocols developed by Don McCann in the late 1970’s.  Don continues to expand the scope of Structural EnergeticTherapy® techniques and applications to further enhance and heighten the level of healing of the body, as well as for children and adults with special needs (http://structuralenergetictherapy.com/about-us/). Structural Energetic Therapy® will always be a modality that is continually evolving to meet the needs of humanity – mind, body and spirit.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 with Elsie Kerns

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017   ADVENTURES IN CONSCIOUSNESS:  To What End?  with Suzanne Giesemann

Suzanne Giesemann, a former Navy Commander and aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who is now an evidence-based medium, spoke to the group this morning on Adventures in Consciousness:  To What End?

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017  THE DONNA EDEN DAILY ENERGY ROUTINE

Here we are taking the challenge of integrating the Daily Energy Routine into our everyday lives to see what benefits we will receive.  Everyone is doing the Crown Pull in these pictures.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017  HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION presentation with Dr. Pari Deshmukh

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Heartfulness Meditation, the heart-based meditation system with some unique features was presented by Dr. Pari Deshmukh — a Board Certified MD specializing in the field of Psychiatry and a Diplomate of Integrative & Holistic Medicine.  He has been a student of Heartfulness Meditation for the last 15 years.  Heartfulness Meditation is a free service and a global system with centers available in all major countries of the world as well as all major cities of the U.S., including The Villages.  Please visit www.heartfulness.org for more information.2 1 17 heartfulness talk

Wednesday, January 11, 2017  OMAR’S TOUCH THERAPY, Madison, WI


1 11 omar from madison, wiThe Einstein Method of Healing: E = mc2: When Light with Electro-Magnetic Energy “Love” (c2) inherent in it are applied to low-frequency tension (m) in Mind & Body, tension melts as ice in the spring when sun’s radiant energy heats it. Stagnant tensions that produced Mind / Body dysfunctions begin to flow and can be released across reflexive portals as they also open. Omar from Omar’s Touch Therapy, Madison, WI spoke January 11th to the group explaining his Einstein Method of Healing.


Our celebration of a beautiful year of learning and growing and becoming more self-aware.  We began with a meditation of Peace on Earth – where does peace begin for the world that we live in?  Ultimately, peace begins within.  After experiencing this meditation on the unity of all, we set up the tables of food and entered into the celebration of enjoying food and friendship.  Here are some wonderful photos taken by Fran Cagner and Gerard Desilets of our morning:  a cwvdm9asa_lw9ysgtqny8vw7boi cwvdm9asa_lw9ysgtqny8vw7riw cwvdm9asa_lw9ysgtqny8vw7zxw cwvdm9asa_lw9ysgtqny8vwzlwo i  cwvdm9asa_lw9ysgtqny8vw7zxwh q y cwvdm9asa_lw9ysgtqny8vwzhig p cwvdm9asa_lw9ysgtqny8vw7jzo x




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CELEBRATE!!!  We are so blessed to have three very active 91 year-olds attend our Energy Meditation Group!  Bob, Ida May, and Edith Mary posing here on October 25th. Ida and Edith are twins.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016    CONSCIOUSNESS & THE HUMAN ENERGY FIELD


Rosamaria Machado, a pioneer in the conscious use of the Human Energy Field, and former NASA engineer, presented this morning to a full room. She has been researching and exploring for more than 20 years ways for individuals to tap into and use their energy field to heal and transform their lives.11-2-16-rosamaria

Wednesday, October 4, 2016     INTEGRATIVE BREATHWORK by Barbara Morris, MS Integrative Breathwork Practitioner

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Integrative Breathing is a potent, safe and natural healing process which utilizes breath expansion and awareness to induce transformation; physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.10-4-16


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Sunday, August 28, 2016          HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION – ORLANDO, FL

Heartfulness Meditation Presentation at the University of Central Florida. Heartfulness (www.heartfulness.org) — a unique practice distinguished by a natural energy in what is called “yogic transmission” enables participants to direct their attention toward the heart and experience its infinite wonders of peace and long-term inner balance. Participants develop a calmness that comes from within and leads to better concentration, increased productivity, and greater well-being.  Pictured:  Diane Ferrara, Jane Drasites, Lyn Eck, Nancie  Leon, & Dr. Pari Deshmuk.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016        


Stephen Huang, a 20-year licensed Massage Therapist and Acupuncture Physician spoke on the energetic properties of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.  Stephen attended the National College of Oriental Medicine in Orlando, FL.  He practices in The Villages’ area.  His style of practice entails the 8 principles for acupuncture and intuitive touch in massage therapy.IMG_6255




Wednesday, August 17, 2016

AWARENESS GAMES from the book by Brian Tom O’Connor:  Awareness Games.

Awareness Games was the topic at this morning’s Energy Meditation Group. We broke up into small groups and read various simple, yet 8 17 awareness gamesprofound insights into experiencing Awareness in the present moment. It’s all about the ‘experience’ and not about the mind or thought. The mind is the organ of separation. Its job is to scan the environment and distinguish between the good and the bad. But the mind is merely a tool — it is not us. It’s something we use — it’s something we’re aware of — it looks at objects. In fact, thought itself is an object. What is aware of thought? What is thought appearing to?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Chakra Meditation Balancing

Our group practicing breathing techniques then listening to Deepak Chopra’s Chakra Meditation Balancing audio.  We chanted the chakra “seed” sounds.  Truly calming and relaxing!  Please check the ‘Resources’ page on where you can purchase the CD.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Dr. Pari Deshmukh, Board Certified MD specializing in the field of Psychiatry, Diplomat of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and facilitator of Heartfulness Meditation www.heartfulness.org) spoke to a full room this morning.  Heartfulness is a simple and practical way to experience the heart’s unlimited resources.  Whether you are seeking stress reduction and relaxation, an individual meditation practice, or a deeper connection to your inner being, this meditation is a wonderful way to experience this.

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Sessions are free at the Yoga Meditation Center on Route 466 (across from WalMart) on Saturdays from 8:00-9:30 a.m. and Sundays from 10:00-12:00.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015  —  Energy Meditation Group Holiday Social

photoTHANK YOU!………I would like to thank all of you for your most generous gift that was presented to me at our Holiday Social.  It has been such a pleasure each and every week being in your company.  I truly love and look forward to Wednesdays.  We have all grown together and will continue to grow and evolve as we move ahead into 2016.  To gather together each week only to “remember” who we really are, is truly a gift that is like no other!  Thank you all for being YOU!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Mavis Aldridge spoke on what our dreams tell us on our journey through life.  If we pay attention to the symbolism and patterns of our dreams, we can see how they truly are our self-training system for guidance.IMG_0550



Wednesday, October 21, 2015

IMG_5009Sandee Mac, a woman who has knowledge of 70 healing modalities –  led the group through a lovely meditation sending healing light energy all around the planet and beyond.  “Gaia” – the source of our physical selves and boundless love is as much a conscious being as we are who is on her own Journey of Soul and Evolutionary Growth.  With the highest intention, we literally went through every country, flowing through major rivers, and cities bringing healing light to all nations, peoples, life forms, waters, atmosphere, and governments.  Beautiful!  Thank you, Sandee, an incredibly gracious woman who has been consciously committed to planetary service for over 50 years!10 21 15 sandee mac

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

7 30 Janet Orlin 100 peopleJanet Orlin, Certified Practitioner of The Feldenkrais Method spoke to a full room of participants.  Awareness Through Movement is what she calls her group which meets at Eisenhower Rec Center twice a month. What she teaches is not an exercise – it is neuromuscular re-education, accomplished through small, repetitive movements that awaken the brain from its hypnotic state to release muscles.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

0618151728_resizedExplore Happiness with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the A La Carte Pavilion, Tampa, FL.  This was a rare opportunity to see this world humanitarian at a venue of 1100 people, whereas he usually draws thousands, if not millions of people to listen to him.  The Mayor and City of Tampa declared June 18th as Happiness Day in honor of this event.

One of Sri Sri’s main goals is to teach people how to cope with stress.  “Through breathing and meditation, if we are able to manage our negative feelings of jealousy, anger, frustration, prejudice  –  our behavior pattern changes, our health becomes better, our mind gets clarity,” Sri Sri said in an interview with Fox 13 News of Tampa.

Over the last few weeks a total of  28 Village residents have taken The Happiness Program through Art of Living Teacher, Ashish Pandya, who lives in the Los Angeles, CA area.  Through connections that Ashish had, we were able to actually meet and greet Sri Sri in a private setting while in Tampa — asking him whatever questions we wanted.  Below is a picture that was taken as we gathered around this beautiful man who is bringing a smile to every face around the globe!






The Happiness Workshop was presented May 28 – 31 and June 14-17, 2015  by Ashish Pandya and his wife, Aysha encompassing a 4-day process of learning the techniques of Sudarshan Kriya.  It was an incredible experience of deepening one’s sense and understanding of who we really are.  This program is taught worldwide through the Art of Living and has helped more than 4 million people with learning meditation and alleviating stress in their lives.

For more information, visit www.artofliving.org.






Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ashish Pandya, Teacher for The Art of Living Foundation, spoke on the technique of Sudarshan Kriya.  Breathing is the first act of life. Within the breath is the unexplored secret of life. Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful yet simple rhythmic breathing technique that incorporates specific natural rhythms of the breath, harmonizing the body, mind and emotions.0527151018c_resized0527150910_resized

Wednesday, May 20, 2015      

Penney Peirce, Author of:   The Intuitive Way, Frequency, and Leap of Perception presented a beautiful session this morning.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

What a fun experience with speaker, James Wanless, writer, educator, artist and international consultant.    He is the creator of the best-selling Voyager Tarot “Intuition Cards” for the 21st Century, Sustainability Card Deck, Way of the Great Oracle book for designing the future, and Strategic Intuition for the 21st century among other things.



Wednesday, April 8, 2016

4 8 colleen griffinAn introduction to The Human Design System was presented by Colleen Griffin, Life & Health Coach.  By the use of one’s body map, this system gives us the ability to be able to detail the mechanics of our nature in depth that reveals our complete nature in all its subtleties.  Human Design opens the door to the potential of self-love, a love of life and the love of others through our complete and total understanding.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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The topic and meditation experience this morning was the realization of what true meditation is relating to the world of “form”.  The basis of the discussion was from Eckhart Tolle’s CD What is Meditation? and a meditation from Mooji called You Are Awareness.3 25 meeting33 25 meeting2

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Carol J. Spears, Certified Music Practitioner of the Harp, Meditation Instructor, and Reiki Master presented Smiling Heart:  Chanting and Sacred Sound.  Using Kirtan (KEER-than), a form of call and response of Sanskrit mantras, toning, and musical instruments, we formed a community of sound by chanting two chosen mantras by Carol.  Chanting these mantras for a period of 20 minutes each created an astounding effect of universal peace and love.  Absolutely beautiful!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hypnosis:  Quacking Like a Duck In One Easy Lesson? Who is Hypnotizing You?    Vickie Griffith (www.break-through.org) spoke to the group on the benefits of hypnosis.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Scientists claim that the code of the entire body, including character traits, is inherent to the nucleus of each individual cell.  Eastern sages and doctors say that the body, mind, and soul are inherent to every fingertip, every finger joint in each individual finger, and naturally in the entire hand itself.2 25 18 hands and heart

This morning we focused on our hands and how important it is to keep the energy flowing through the fingers.  With the meridian points stopping, starting, or connecting in the fingertips, it makes sense to keep this energy flowing.  Most importantly is that we help our heart energy as well as lung energy remain open and clear.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


2 18 15 christina whitedChristina Lynn Whited, a noted channeler conducted a presentation on the transition that many are called to at this time in the earth’s evolution — that of walking between worlds — of living in the third dimension while deepening our connection to Spirit  —  to the fifth dimension.  Christina, who has been walking the dual path for many years talked about what it feels like to be attuned to both dimensions simultaneously. 2 18 15 christina whited about 200 people

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

2 11 elsie kerns presentationThe Energies of Love was presented by Elsie Kerns, an Energy Intuitive and Stress Specialist who has been teaching healthy lifestyle options for over 25 years.  She is an Advanced Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner.

Her presentation was interactive with a full room of attendees — some brought their spouses along for this meeting.  Along with sharing the 4 sensory types that lock us into habitual reactions while in stressful situations (Visual, Digital, Tonal, and Kinesthetic), everyone participated in her 9-Heart Zip Up, Triple Warmer Smoothie, Feathering, and a dialogue with a partner on how to approach a sticky situation.  2 11 elsie kerns

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

2 7 va healthThe 8th ANNUAL VETERANS’ ADMINISTRATION HEALTH FAIR was held on-site at the V.A. Clinic outside of The Villages.  Several participated in giving Reiki sessions to visitors of the fair.  Pictured here are Dick and Eve Barton, Nancy VonNostitz, Nancie Leon and Carol Spears.  The fair was a huge success for visiting vets.  We were able to administer Reiki to 28 people.  2 7 va health fair

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

IMG_0016-1The Preponderance of the Evidence with Suzanne Giesemann.  Suzanne, an “evidential medium” explained how providing the preponderance of evidence can change belief systems, opening minds to a far greater reality.  During her presentation she revealed stunning evidence from beyond the physical domain which has been validated using scientific methods.  Her heart-warming stories were loved by all who attended.




Wednesday, January 14, 2015 

1 14 15 mimiMimi Ponzi-Fuller gave a very stimulating talk on OUR MULTI-DIMENSIONAL EXISTENCE to a group of nearly 150 where she reviewed all of the 9 Levels of Consciousness with emphasis on:  pre-birth planning, themes, missions, and karma.  Then she went on to discuss the “quantum brain” and the 5 levels of healing.  These topics help give us a more structured concept of how our soulful-ness is expressed through our human experience.  Fantastic presentation Mimi!  (We love her humor also!)1 14 mimi ponzi

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

rita clearyEveryone loves a story and when it’s a good one, we all want to hear it again.  That’s how we all felt after attending the workshop on THE STORY OF IMMORTALITY which was presented by Rita Cleary of the Boston, MA Brahma Kumaris Center.  Rita, along with others was instrumental in bringing together the story of immortality creating a CD set and a beautiful hard-bound book.  With over 9,000 centers in 120 countries, the Brahma Kumaris Worldwide University has been spreading the word through oral teachings for quite some time.  Their emphasis is on self-transformation with the practice of Raja Yoga meditation which involves self-transformation through elevated thoughts and connection with the Divine in silence.photo_4-5

We were all treated to a lovely vegetarian lunch which was prepared by the women at the Tampa, FL Brahma Kumaris Center.   THANK YOU TO ALL!helen and shireen

Please visit www.brahmakumaris.org/ocala.photo_4-3




Wednesday, November 19, 2014

11 19 vickieVickie Griffith, an Amazon Best-selling author, and Certified EFT Practitioner spoke on changing things in our lives where we get stuck.  Knowing that everything is ‘energy’, we can use the healing modality of Emotional Freedom Technique to help neutralize energy that keeps going the same way through the meridian system.  It is so simple and incredibly effective — and fun to do!  Vickie has an infectious enthusiasm and a low-key approach to this work which makes everyone feel comfortable and confident in trying it.  You can check out her website at:  www.break-through.org.11 19 vickie griffith with mary

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Founder and CEO, William Rowland of Energy Medical in Lady Lake, FL discussed new energy technology geared to helping people look and feel their best.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014



Some pictures from last Saturday’s workshop with Richard Lang.  Richard, who is the coordinator of the Shollond Trust, the U.K. charity set up in 1996 to help share a philosophy called “The Headless Way,” spoke to a group of 130 at Lake Miona Recreation Center.  He has written two books on the subject and travels the world to share the trust’s philosophy.  Lang helps others see their boundless, timeless center and explore the profound implications of saying yes to this vision.

In the pictures below the participants are experiencing a couple of the experiments that Richard shared with us.CameraAwesomePhoto-23






Wednesday, October 8, 2014

THE MASK PROJECT  10 8 masks on

The masks we wear everyday. Who are we really behind all of the names, titles, and adjectives that we call ourselves in the outer world — or the world of form and matter. Truth be told, we are none of those. It’s when we bring our true self — or when we “awaken” to who we really are — then we can really play and enjoy our life on Earth! As Eckhart Tolle states in his book, Oneness with All Life — “Instead of being lost in your thinking, when you awaken, you recognize yourself as the awareness behind it.”

Thank you Joy Houp for a wonderful session at Energy Meditation this morning!10 8 mask wr

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

HAVE THIS MIND – Supreme Happiness, Ultimate Realization, and the Four Great Religions:  An Integral Adventure

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James E. Royster, PhD, author of the above-named book, gave a brilliant presentation — describing a rational, logical, and systematic approach to spirituality, religion, and God by focusing on the mind or consciousness rather than doctrine, ritual, etc.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Shireen Chada, Coordinator of the Brahma Kumaris Center in Tampa, FL  –  through her presentation,  demonstrated how to clearly grasp the science of happiness. She used ideas on how to engage blockbuster stories as a guide to spiritual perfection. Directly or indirectly, these blockbuster movies portray, through great drama, the internal journey we must undertake to understand and regain our true selves8 6 shireen blockbuster.

Her presentation was based on her very first published book which is entitled:  True Hollywood Blockbuster – The Making of Divine Heroes.

7 16 betty kjosWednesday, July 6, 2014 presentation by Betty Kjos, Natural Health Consultant & Young Living Representative on the subject of Essential Oils.  Betty is very passionate about educating others and helping them to incorporate genuine, medical-grade essential oils into their lives to experience the profound effect these oils can have on their health.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Kathy Hawkins, one of the members of the Energy Meditation Group gave a beautiful presentation on her passion — which is ‘dowsing’ and along with that, some of the other ideas and information that she has learned over the years while attending the group.  Kathy is just a ‘natural’ as she came straight from the heart with her excitement of awakening to the potential that is within all of us.  We only need be open to it!  Thanks, Kathy!

Kathy is shown here doing ‘e-motion code’ work on an attendee.

Saturday, June 21, Mike George, author of several books on how to awaken your awareness of your true self spoke to a crowd at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. 




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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Rosamaria Machado spoke to the group on the subject of “Thoughts”. 

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 with Shireen Chada, Coordinator of the Brahma Kumaris Center in Tampa, FL — speaking on Giving Wings to the Self.  We had a few visitors stop by to participate.  June 4 shireen

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Wednesday, May 21, Jean Sumner of World Wellness Education spoke to the group on the advantages of eating raw foods as well as being aware of the toxins in our environment.  She has just completed her third book entitled:  R U Toxic?

With her beautiful tact and humor, an almost full to 5 21 jean sumnercapacity room enjoyed her presentation.  If you want to learn more about what World Wellness is doing and to purchase a copy of her books, check out www.worldwellnesseducation.org for more information.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 — E-motion, The Documentary starring:  Neale Donald Walsch, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Sonia Choquette, Dr. Darren Weissman, Nassim


Haramein, Dr. Bradley Nelson, and Don Tolman was viewed. 

Imagine a world where the trapped emotions, fears, anxieties and unprocessed life experiences we hold in our bodies are the source of everything that ails us.

Now imagine a world where everyone is manifesting from their heart the perfect creation that’s inside each of us.

Imagine a world where abundance, inner peace, longevity and loving relationships abound.

Imagine emotion experts from around the world sharing their wisdom and negative emotion clearing techniques to light a new pathway for humanity.  may 14 emotion dvd

Imagine we are sacred, spiritual beings here for a much larger reason, serving a much higher purpose – a divine purpose.

That’s where we’re going………………..may 14 e-motion code dvd

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Shireen Chada with her second week presentation on the subject of KARMA.  The room was filled as everyone listened intently and asked some very interesting questions.  Such a great group we have when it comes to expanding our minds with such thought-provoking subjects.

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Shireen Chada returns again (April 9, 2014) with a presentation on REINCARNATION.  Well done and enjoyed by all.

Shireen Chada, Coordinator of the Tampa Brahma Kumaris Center spoke March 12, 2014.  Her focus was on the power of thought and mental impressions caused by repeated thoughts – which become habits. The group also experienced guided mirror meditations which was meant to look beyond the physical body and into the radiant being. The Hindu word “drishti” means spiritual vision. The exercises were meant to deepen our “drishti” for the self. 3 12 shireen chada

A Journey Into Higher Consciousness:  Meditation, Sound, & Multi-Dimensional Awareness held March 8, 2014 at The Unity Church of The Villages hosted by:  Nancie Leon, Carol Spears, & Mimi Ponzi-Fuller.  photo





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February 26, 2014 presentation with Meredith Cheshire, President of Mulberry Integrative Medicine, The Villages.

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January 29, 2014 presentation by Carol J. Spears, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Music Practitioner, Harpist, & Meditation Instructor.  Carol spoke on reasons why sound is so profoundly effective in uniting us to our inner spirit.  Then the group experienced the sound of the harp, crystal bowls, shruti box, and their own voices, through toning and chanting of mantras.  It truly was experience of raising mind, body, spirit to a higher resonant frequency.

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January 22, 2014 presentation by Dr. Michael Badanek on a Holistic Way of Thinking About Health.  He believes in educating people in regards to the process of their own healing.  His mission of his practice at Alternative Associates Health Care, LLC located in Ocala, FL is to educate, treat, and help people of all ages reach their full health from sickness and dis-ease.

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January 8 Presentation by Joey Korn, International Dowser and Author spoke on Spiritual Space Clearing from the Inside Out.  A filled to capacity room greeted Joey with his heart felt presentation on how we affect the energies more than they affect us; that Earth energies in our homes are constantly reflecting us back to us, supporting us in everything we do in life.  He shared with us how to use spiritual dowsing and the Simple Blessing Process to fill and surround us and our family with energies to attract what we desire in life.

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Our Holiday Social on Wednesday, December 11 was a complete success.  We had a filled capacity room.  Carol Spears brought her harp and crystal bowl and filled the room with her lovely music and meditation.  All brought food and we enjoyed lots of interesting and tasteful dishes.  photo-14

I would like to thank you  all again for your participation in the Energy Meditation Group this past year.  It has been such a great pleasure and honor to be able to share with you.  Also, thank you for the lovely cards and your gift.  It is truly photo-8appreciated!photo-12




The November Raja Yoga Meditation sessions were a great success.  We had around 50 people attend each Saturday.  We thank the Brahma Kumaris Centers in Ocala and Tampa for their time and dedication in bringing these teachings to us.

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Jean Schaich Presentation on November 20, 2013.

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Martha Peters Presentation on November 6, 2013.

martha peters 11 6Martha Peters, Certified Teacher of Transcendental Meditation gave a very informative presentation about the philosophy and benefits of this type of meditation.  Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced the Transcendental Meditation technique to the world 50 years ago, giving millions of people a highly effective means to overcome stress, enjoy greater health and happiness, and develop their full physical and mental potential in the state of enlightenment.  “Through Transcendental Meditation, the human brain can experience the most fundamental field of nature’s intelligence, which is a field of total knowledge, energy, creativity, and bliss.”

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dr theeckDr. John Theeck of Legacy Clinic of Chiropractic presentation on October 16, 2013.

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Active Aging Week at Colony Recreation Center September 26, 2013


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August 14, 2013               Sheila Hayden, Kathy Slowey, and Linda Hobbs discussing the morning topic.  Sheila, Kathy, Linda

Mimi Ponzi-Fuller’s presentation (Quantum Brain) on Wednesday, May 15th:

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