1.4.16 Meditation: Bethany Gonyea, Founder, Albany Peace Project

Good Morning,
Kirk Harbinger is always so good at asking great questions.  He has an amazing way of listening for broader themes and integrating information in a unique way.  You will get to hear from Kirk later in the month where he describes how meditation was a turning point for him as an athlete and referee.

In this interview, we briefly discuss how the Albany Peace Project got started, and how it actually helps people hit three key activities that happiness research has revealed greatly enhances happiness levels.

In today’s meditation, I will utilize a lot of light imagery.  You may notice that all of the meditations employ the use of light.  Lynn Mctaggert, author of The Intention Experiment, mentions that intention is “well-ordered light.”   Think of light as a way to highlight where your mind has traveled.  Light also implies understanding to the sub-conscious mind.

I personally love working with light in all my meditations.  To me, light seems to purify thoughts beyond the conscious mind to eliminate emotional static.  There have been times I have even felt a physical jolt when invoking light in my mind’s eye.  I remember hearing somewhere that light is one of the building blocks of the universe.  I believe it, because any meditation that uses light seems to be especially powerful.  Enjoy!!

Interview.

Today’s Meditation

NUMINOUS LECTURE SERIES FOR JANUARY
Programs are held weekly at Unity Church of Albany, 21 King Ave, Albany

Spiritual Conversations For Men
Facilitated by Glenn Hogue & Tim Moon, MA – CASAC
Wednesday January 6 at 7:00 PM

Conversations generated to support the most relevant concerns of men.  We are extremely fortunate to have Glenn Hogue and Tim Moon, Counselor.  These two have over 55 years of combined spiritual understandings to chart this prosperous territory.

How Do We Love…Well?????    (It may not be what you think)
James Peterson, LCSW-R, Founder True Heart Path
Wednesday January 13 at 7:00 PM, Unity Church of Albany

Have you ever regretted how you ended a relationship wishing you had not taken certain things for granted?
Has someone who means a lot to you ever hurt you deeply by an offhanded comment?
If you were to die tomorrow, would you you be remembered by your deep love for those around you?

We would be well advised to keep these questions fresh in our mind as we interact with the people we love, because how we love has a powerful impact on ourselves and those around us.    Unfortunately, these questions are often forgotten as we strive to meet the urgency of life’s daily demands.    But, in this course, James Peterson, LMSW-C, will remind us how important it is that we not only love…. but love well. 

How do we love well in this moment? How do we love ourselves? How do we love our children? How do we love all of our different friends and stranger we make acquaintances? How do we love our body? How do we love this planet and all unique and diverse life forms on it?

Even more importantly, what keeps from loving???

We would be advised to keep these questions fresh in our mind as we interact with the people we love.

James created the True Heart Path Program to help people to remember come back into alignment with what he calls, their “true heart.”  The True Heart is what resides underneath so many of our actions, however it’s expression gets obscured through life’s demands and challenges.  James reminds people of their deepest wisdom as he adeptly guides them back to their greatest teacher, the teacher within of the True Heart.

James guides people to see all of our circumstances as opportunities to release from what no longer serves us and discover true peace within. He provides individual and group support to people who are choosing to be the ‘One’ they are by creating highly individualized programs to walk your path back home to who you really are and the life you most want to be living.

Come bring your heart and mind to explore these questions with us! See how you can learn to add more power and beauty into your moment to moment existence to help make your life and our world a better place for peace and love to prosper. Come learn to see how you are already perfect as you ARE!!

Mindfulness For Busy People
Anne-Marie Serre, IT Specialist/Corporate Meditation Leader
Wednesday January 20 at 7:00 PM, Unity Church of Albany

This session will help you apply the transformative power of mindfulness to your busy life, helping you find the coherent calm space within you, as you focus yourself for whatever challenges you face.

Mindfulness is not mystical or magical, it is actually somewhat methodical.  There are basic techniques you can use to broaden your perceptions at any moment, which enables you to resource a much broader palette of elevated feelings, including greater joy, clarity and sustained well-being.

As an IT consultant, Anne-Marie Serre, has had to hone her ability to stay calm under pressure.  In this talk, she will share the best mindfulness techniques she has cherry picked to help us work gracefully under periods of intense stress.  She will discuss how mindfulness techniques do not actually take any “time” at all, because brief periods of mindfulness actually improves focus, energy, efficiency and creativity all which yield greater results in less time.

Programs are held weekly at Unity Church of Albany, 21 King Ave, Albany

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1.6.16 Meditation: John Welshons, Author

Good Morning,
It is my absolute pleasure to share with you my interview with John Welshons today.  John has been practicing meditation for 47 years and has so much wisdom to show for it.  He shares his honed wisdom in three books that address life’s most challenging questions, Awakening From Grief, When Prayers Aren’t Answered, One Soul, One Love, One Heart.

In this discussion we talk about how meditation helps us see the workings of our minds clearly, which offers us the clarity to discern how we make ourselves miserable through our own thought patterns.  We talk about how one of the first steps out of this personal prison is to learn to become “intolerant of being miserable”.  As John says, we learn by observing the mind through meditation, that suffering is optional.  We really do have many choices throughout the day to choose our thoughts differently and dramatically enhance our well-being.

By staying in command of our mind, and learning to direct it through meditation, as opposed to allowing our minds to run rampant, we soon learn that there is actually “peace underneath” all that mental chatter, and it feels fabulous.

To learn more about how John answers tough questions through his books, visit his website:   onesoulonelove.com

Interview.

Today’s Meditation:

If this meditation was helpful to you, please consider donating by clicking here.

NUMINOUS LECTURE SERIES FOR JANUARY
Programs are held weekly at Unity Church of Albany, 21 King Ave, Albany

Spiritual Conversations For Men
Facilitated by Glenn Hogue & Tim Moon, MA – CASAC
Wednesday January 6 at 7:00 PM

Conversations generated to support the most relevant concerns of men.  We are extremely fortunate to have Glenn Hogue and Tim Moon, Counselor.  These two have over 55 years of combined spiritual understandings to chart this prosperous territory.

How Do We Love…Well?????    (It may not be what you think)
James Peterson, LCSW-R, Founder True Heart Path
Wednesday January 13 at 7:00 PM, Unity Church of Albany

Have you ever regretted how you ended a relationship wishing you had not taken certain things for granted?
Has someone who means a lot to you ever hurt you deeply by an offhanded comment?
If you were to die tomorrow, would you you be remembered by your deep love for those around you?

We would be well advised to keep these questions fresh in our mind as we interact with the people we love, because how we love has a powerful impact on ourselves and those around us.    Unfortunately, these questions are often forgotten as we strive to meet the urgency of life’s daily demands.    But, in this course, James Peterson, LMSW-C, will remind us how important it is that we not only love…. but love well. 

How do we love well in this moment? How do we love ourselves? How do we love our children? How do we love all of our different friends and stranger we make acquaintances? How do we love our body? How do we love this planet and all unique and diverse life forms on it?

Even more importantly, what keeps from loving???

We would be advised to keep these questions fresh in our mind as we interact with the people we love.

James created the True Heart Path Program to help people to remember come back into alignment with what he calls, their “true heart.”  The True Heart is what resides underneath so many of our actions, however it’s expression gets obscured through life’s demands and challenges.  James reminds people of their deepest wisdom as he adeptly guides them back to their greatest teacher, the teacher within of the True Heart.

James guides people to see all of our circumstances as opportunities to release from what no longer serves us and discover true peace within. He provides individual and group support to people who are choosing to be the ‘One’ they are by creating highly individualized programs to walk your path back home to who you really are and the life you most want to be living.

Come bring your heart and mind to explore these questions with us! See how you can learn to add more power and beauty into your moment to moment existence to help make your life and our world a better place for peace and love to prosper. Come learn to see how you are already perfect as you ARE!!

Mindfulness For Busy People
Anne-Marie Serre, IT Specialist/Corporate Meditation Leader
Wednesday January 20 at 7:00 PM, Unity Church of Albany

This session will help you apply the transformative power of mindfulness to your busy life, helping you find the coherent calm space within you, as you focus yourself for whatever challenges you face.

Mindfulness is not mystical or magical, it is actually somewhat methodical.  There are basic techniques you can use to broaden your perceptions at any moment, which enables you to resource a much broader palette of elevated feelings, including greater joy, clarity and sustained well-being.

As an IT consultant, Anne-Marie Serre, has had to hone her ability to stay calm under pressure.  In this talk, she will share the best mindfulness techniques she has cherry picked to help us work gracefully under periods of intense stress.  She will discuss how mindfulness techniques do not actually take any “time” at all, because brief periods of mindfulness actually improves focus, energy, efficiency and creativity all which yield greater results in less time.

Programs are held weekly at Unity Church of Albany, 21 King Ave, Albany

Get Inspired All year Long!
If you would like to be notified of Numinous talks that offer similar content, Please click on the enter your email to the right of this link where it says “Get Inspired!”     www.NuminousOnline.com

Help us get to 3,200 Likes on Facebook!  We are at 3,103 Likes, we only need 97 More…“Like & Share” the Albany Peace Project Facebook Page by CLICKING HERE!

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1.5.16 Meditation: Leslie M. Thornton, Hypnotherapist R.N.

Today’s meditation leader, Leslie M. Thornton, Hypnotherapist, R.N. offers good news to anyone suffering from addiction of any kind.
Leslie tried every diet and supplement as she suffered with food addiction for years.  It was not until she stopped focusing on food and worked directly with her mind through meditation and hypnosis that she achieved real and permanent results.

In this talk, Leslie and I discuss how behavior change only occurs when we make changes at the subconscious level, and how achieving deeper meditative states facilitates more lasting behavioral change.

Leslie’s new online 8 week weight-loss class is starting THIS THURSDAY!  Reach out to Leslie at her website:http://lesliemthornton.com

Interview.

TODAY’S MEDITATION:

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NUMINOUS LECTURE SERIES FOR JANUARY
Programs are held weekly at Unity Church of Albany, 21 King Ave, Albany

Spiritual Conversations For Men
Facilitated by Glenn Hogue & Tim Moon, MA – CASAC
Wednesday January 6 at 7:00 PM

Conversations generated to support the most relevant concerns of men.  We are extremely fortunate to have Glenn Hogue and Tim Moon, Counselor.  These two have over 55 years of combined spiritual understandings to chart this prosperous territory.

How Do We Love…Well?????    (It may not be what you think)
James Peterson, LCSW-R, Founder True Heart Path
Wednesday January 13 at 7:00 PM, Unity Church of Albany

Have you ever regretted how you ended a relationship wishing you had not taken certain things for granted?
Has someone who means a lot to you ever hurt you deeply by an offhanded comment?
If you were to die tomorrow, would you you be remembered by your deep love for those around you?

We would be well advised to keep these questions fresh in our mind as we interact with the people we love, because how we love has a powerful impact on ourselves and those around us.    Unfortunately, these questions are often forgotten as we strive to meet the urgency of life’s daily demands.    But, in this course, James Peterson, LMSW-C, will remind us how important it is that we not only love…. but love well. 

How do we love well in this moment? How do we love ourselves? How do we love our children? How do we love all of our different friends and stranger we make acquaintances? How do we love our body? How do we love this planet and all unique and diverse life forms on it?

Even more importantly, what keeps from loving???

We would be advised to keep these questions fresh in our mind as we interact with the people we love.

James created the True Heart Path Program to help people to remember come back into alignment with what he calls, their “true heart.”  The True Heart is what resides underneath so many of our actions, however it’s expression gets obscured through life’s demands and challenges.  James reminds people of their deepest wisdom as he adeptly guides them back to their greatest teacher, the teacher within of the True Heart.

James guides people to see all of our circumstances as opportunities to release from what no longer serves us and discover true peace within. He provides individual and group support to people who are choosing to be the ‘One’ they are by creating highly individualized programs to walk your path back home to who you really are and the life you most want to be living.

Come bring your heart and mind to explore these questions with us! See how you can learn to add more power and beauty into your moment to moment existence to help make your life and our world a better place for peace and love to prosper. Come learn to see how you are already perfect as you ARE!!

Mindfulness For Busy People
Anne-Marie Serre, IT Specialist/Corporate Meditation Leader
Wednesday January 20 at 7:00 PM, Unity Church of Albany

This session will help you apply the transformative power of mindfulness to your busy life, helping you find the coherent calm space within you, as you focus yourself for whatever challenges you face.

Mindfulness is not mystical or magical, it is actually somewhat methodical.  There are basic techniques you can use to broaden your perceptions at any moment, which enables you to resource a much broader palette of elevated feelings, including greater joy, clarity and sustained well-being.

As an IT consultant, Anne-Marie Serre, has had to hone her ability to stay calm under pressure.  In this talk, she will share the best mindfulness techniques she has cherry picked to help us work gracefully under periods of intense stress.  She will discuss how mindfulness techniques do not actually take any “time” at all, because brief periods of mindfulness actually improves focus, energy, efficiency and creativity all which yield greater results in less time.

Programs are held weekly at Unity Church of Albany, 21 King Ave, Albany

Get Inspired All year Long!

If you would like to be notified of Numinous talks that offer similar content, Please click on the enter your email to the right of this link where it says “Get Inspired!”     www.NuminousOnline.com

Help us get to 3,200 Likes on Facebook!  We are at 3,103 Likes, we only need 97 More…“Like & Share” the Albany Peace Project Facebook Page by CLICKING HERE!

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June: Something for EVERYONE!

It is with amazing gratitude that I write this post…As I look at each of these events, I recognize how blessed we are because I have met so many wonderful people of such wisdom and depth.  You will see below that we are collaborating with amazing individuals.  There is an event for almost everyone here this month, and two events will be held in beautiful outdoor places.      Please scroll all the way down…all of these events support our efforts to encourage intentions for peace research.
Living The Discipline of Conscious Intentionality
Bethany Gonyea, NUMINOUS founder
Wednesday June 1, at 7:00 PM
Unity Church of Albany

More and more research is documenting that our mental intentions have real world impact.  As we come to grasp the enormous implications of this research, we learn how important it becomes that we create through conscious intention rather than unconscious default.  With Intention…everything counts…so we  need to be brutally honest with ourselves about what intentions we are emitting at all times.  We also need be aware when we are going “unconscious.”  Conscious Intention only works when we are inputting the same signal into the field repeatedly, and we don’t fall asleep at the wheel.

To skillfully sculpt our lives through intention, we need to learn the discipline of keeping our desires alive while facing life’s inevitable challenges.  We will discuss the concept that maintaining conscious intentions is similar to living from the peaceful eye of a storm. We may see all softs of things flying in the wind but learn not to attach to them and fly away ourselves.   We will also discuss what is our role in creating our lives and how to interface skillfully with the Loving Intelligence that connects us all, to sculpt a lives of the deepest meaning and engagement.

$ 20 Donation Appreciated

The Jaguar Path: the Benefits of  Shamanic Skills in Every Day Life – Part 1
Ray Crist, Shaman and Founder of The Jaguar Path Yoga School
Wednesday June 8, at 7:00 PM
Unity Church in Albany

Shamans are men and women who heal themselves an train others to cultivate their power and abilities to heal by learning to shift into “second attention”  First attention includes all of the ordinary information we experience through our five senses every day.  However, Shamans also access information form “Second Attention”, which means they sense the additional energy and information flowing around the filters of our five senses. A power innate to all of us. “Listen to your heart” ” Trust your gut feeling” etc.

When we train to widen our perceptual fields we can access this wealth of information along with a quite confidence and inner peace. Through the tools you will learn you will accelerate your healing and find both courage and the capacity to make the changes your heart and higher self wants you to make!

By training our minds to sense and become aware of this subtle information the way shamans do, we gain access to a whole new breadth of information that can be highly advantageous to our path.  We can even start to make changes without  “white knuckling” them, because we have accelerated accessing the crisp clarity required for sudden change.   As we learn how to access this occluded information we gain great wisdom and discernment, and our steps become more sure.

In this class, we are happy to invite back by popular demand, Ray Crist, founder of the Jaguar Path School of Yoga and Shamanism.  Ray will be offering us some practical Shamanic tools and understandings He will share with us how Shamanic training can help westerners to:
–    Learn tools that will help heal past traumas
–    develop an abiding sense of personal power, integrity and authenticity
–    understand your place and purpose in life
–    develop innate psychic impressions (second attention)  and understand them as a spiritual resource
–    deepen creative inspiration and expression
–    strengthen established regular spiritual practices
–    deepen your understanding of your personal relationships with nature, people, and living environments
–   experience deep mystical states that can elevate and stabilize you morally, spiritually and emotionally

This fall, Ray will be opening a chapter of his Jaguar Path Yoga School through NUMINOUS this fall, so we will be offering similar classes so that people can get a good experience of his work, and learn whether they would like to expand their training through the comprehensive 9 month program .  Ray is a grounded teacher, who loves to combine contemporary life with established primordial wisdom practices to help us live lives of greater meaning, purpose, ease and majestic wonder.

$ 20 Donation Appreciated

SPECIAL EVENT:  Introduction to Alternatives To Violence and Numinous’s new program: Mindfulness As A Solution To Violence (MASV)
Quaker Friends Meeting House
727 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208
June 11 – 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Are you interested in working with helping to reduce youth violence?  

This meeting will introduce people to a new program that Numinous is starting called, Mindfulness As A Solution to Violence.  A large component of this program will be Alternatives to Violence practices.  This class will be taught by Bernard Shuman who  holds a Gold Certificate for teaching and facilitating Alternatives to Violence, the highest certification possible and has spent thousands over 8,000 hours volunteering his time to support others in turning away from crime, hatred, helplessness, and hopelessness, while urging them to turn toward faith, emotional healing, and offering assistance to others.  During his 24 year tenure in the NYS Department of Corrections, Mr. Shuman’s contributions were invaluable in creating the environment in  Otisville Correctional Facility as the “Otisville Peace Academy.”

AVP Workshops are intensive learning experience which teaches interpersonal conflict resolution skills through a series of step-by-step processes.  These experiences in small groups and one-to-one interactions build a sense of community and trust through exercises focusing on:  The Advance AVP workshop focuses on the underlying causes of violence, both in ourselves and in the world we live in.  It is designed to give participants opportunities to rebuild community, review in depth the concept of Transforming Power and proceed to set individual and group goals for the focus of the remainder of the workshop

This meeting will be offer some practical Alternatives To Violence Skills, and will facilitate a group discussion for expanding efforts in Albany, NY.  If you have any interest in this subject, please attend.  The goal of Mindfulness As A Solution To Violence is that we start a wave of peace within young people in the Albany area…As Bernard says, possibly starting the Albany Peace Academy.

An Introduction to the Avatar Material – Living Deliberately
Anna Witt. Avatar Master
Wednesday June 15, at 7:00 PM
Unity Church of Albany

In this class we are fortunate to have Anna Witt, master of the extremely profound Avatar materials synthesized and collected by Harry Palmer.  The Avatar® Course is a set of practical, effective tools that allows people, in a very short time, to identify and change the conclusions, decisions, and agreements that are shaping their lives.  Participants set new goals or revive old ones, and use their rediscovered powers, create opportunities,motivation, and the courage to pursue dreams.

“Avatar is a non – religious practice that allows a person to reconnect with their true spiritual self. And along the way, students discover the source of issues, problems and concerns, learn ways to resolve and eliminate those issues, problems and concerns, and as a consequence gain the  ability to create the life they want. This is known as living deliberately.”

So, Avatar doesn’t really discuss what is consciousness per se, but it provides you with fundamentals tools on how your consciousness works.

“Allow yourself the gift of universal perspective. Wisdom will appear and your actions will be motivated by an intuitive, spontaneous, benevolent intent. There is no regret. Do useful things. Help others for the delight of helping others. Concentrate on adding value to the world rather than consuming the world.”
– Harry Palmer, author of the Avatar materials

$20 Donation appreciated

RARE SPECIAL EVENT:  Aini Despacho & Sacred Fire Ceremony

Ceremony for Gratitude, Abundance and Resetting
Ray Crist and Don Sebastian Paucar Flores
June 18, 2016 – 6:00- 9:00pm – $50, $40 for NUMINOUS participants
Austerlitz NY
(40 minutes southeast of Albany)

To register: please contact: info@NuminousOnline.com to reserve your space.

Numinous attendees have been fortunate to receive an invitation from Ray Crist, Founder of the Jaguar Path Yoga and Shamanic school to participate in a ceremony of gratitude performed by Q’ero Sebastian Pauccar Flores who was born in the village Q’eros in the Andes at 17,000ft.  Don Sebastian has been initiated as a Pacho and holds the Incan lineage from father to son for hundreds of years. Don Sebastian travels internationally and shares his heart connection to Pachamama.  Several books are written about him, including The Andean Codex written by J.E. Williams, known as Santiago in the book.  He shares all the ways that Sebastian taught Santiago the Andean Teachings in the Mountains of the Andes.

We invite you to share sacred space, clear and recharge your energy field, strengthen your balance and love in these challenging times, and offer your heartfelt gratitude for the abundance you have, or would like to have, in your life.  Through ceremony we will cultivate gratitude for our provision and offer a thank you and remind our selves what is most important in life by honoring and appreciating our abundance, intimate relationships, jobs, home, family, health, dreams and plans. The Aini despachio ceremony brings balance to our relationship because as we connect with mother earth we regain perspective of what is real and important in life which helps us to swiftly gain focus which automatically enables us to repriorities and make choices that uphold what is most important to us!

Overcoming Chronic Pain by Tending to Mind, Body and Spirit
Cindly Perlin, LMSW, Author, The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free
Wednesday June 22 at 7:00 PM
Unity Church of Albany

The presenter, Cindy Perlin, is a licensed clinical social worker, certified biofeedback practitioner, chronic pain survivor and author of The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free. Cindy will discuss the dangers of most conventional pain treatments and how to develop a safe, effective treatment plan that incorporates body-based, mind-based and spirituality-based approaches to maximize your healing potential.

“Doctors are trained to treat the result and not the cause. Cindy Perlin’s book reveals important and significant information about the many effective treatments for pain other than a pill prescribed by your doctor. I know from my experience as a surgeon that there are many treatments, from emotional to physical, which can heal the cause and relieve the resulting pain. This book is a wonderful resource for those in need of relief from pain. I have also personally experienced energy healing and the effectiveness of hypnosis in my life and work. I know from my experience that what Cindy shares speaks the truth.”
– Bernie Siegel, MD, Author of The Art of Healing and Love, Medicine & Miracles

To see more endorsements for Cindy’s amazing book…visit cindyperlin.com

$20 Donation Appreciated

Albany Peace Project Volunteer Meeting
Wednesday June 29 at 7:00 PM
Unity Church of Albany

Lots to do for several events.  We could use your help.  Please consider coming out and working with some of the kindest, light hearted people who love to laugh and enjoy making the world a little happier place.

Note: We recommend you come early 6:30 to take part in the silent meditation at Unity Church lead by Rev. Crystal Muldrow.  Experience how you can often deeper in your own meditation by meditating with a group.

Donations Accepted

The Jaguar Path: the Benefits of  Shamanic Skills in Every Day Life – Part 2
Stable Gate Winery
Sunday June 26 from 10-12:30
10 Linda Way
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
info@stablegatewinery.com
www.stablegatewinery.com

For this event, we are so blessed to be able to learn shamanic skills outdoors through the invitation of Val Feldman, owner operator of Stable Gate Winery, only 15 minutes from Albany.

Shamans are men and women who heal themselves an train others to cultivate their power and abilities to heal by learning to shift into “second attention”  First attention includes all of the ordinary information we experience through our five senses every day.  However, Shamans also access information form “Second Attention”, which means they sense the additional energy and information flowing around the filters of our five senses. A power innate to all of us. “Listen to your heart” ” Trust your gut feeling” etc.

When we train to widen our perceptual fields we can access this wealth of information along with a quite confidence and inner peace. Through the tools you will learn you will accelerate your healing and find both courage and the capacity to make the changes your heart and higher self wants you to make!

By training our minds to sense and become aware of this subtle information the way shamans do, we gain access to a whole new breadth of information that can be highly advantageous to our path.  We can even start to make changes without  “white knuckling” them, because we have accelerated accessing the crisp clarity required for sudden change.   As we learn how to access this occluded information we gain great wisdom and discernment, and our steps become more sure.

In this class, we are happy to invite back by popular demand, Ray Crist, founder of the Jaguar Path School of Yoga and Shamanism.  Ray will be offering us some practical Shamanic tools and understandings He will share with us how Shamanic training can help westerners to:

–    Learn tools that will help heal past traumas
–    develop an abiding sense of personal power, integrity and authenticity
–    understand your place and purpose in life
–    develop innate psychic impressions (second attention)  and understand them as a spiritual resource
–    deepen creative inspiration and expression
–    strengthen established regular spiritual practices
–    deepen your understanding of your personal relationships with nature, people, and living environments
–   experience deep mystical states that can elevate and stabilize you morally, spiritually and emotionally

This fall, Ray will be opening a chapter of his Jaguar Path Yoga School through NUMINOUS this fall, so we will be offering similar classes so that people can get a good experience of his work, and learn whether they would like to expand their training through the comprehensive 9 month program .  Ray is a grounded teacher, who loves to combine contemporary life with established primordial wisdom practices to help us live lives of greater meaning, purpose, ease and majestic wonder.

In case of rain, we will be working in a large space indoors…bring your curiosity and  a healthy desire to perceive things in your life differently!

$ 40 Donation Appreciated

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1.13.16 Meditation: John Welshon’s, Author

1.13.16 Meditation: John Welshon’s, Author

Good Morning,An interesting thing can happen to us in midlife. We can get lost in the drudgery of life and forget that our lives are the miracle they actually are….We can start to look at all of life as “Been there, done that.”  We narrow the breadth of our experiences to relatively few things, hang out with a decreasing circle of people, listen to the same music, all while a creeping depression starts to move in on us as we wonder “is this is all there is?”    The good news is?   What I have witnessed time and again is that when people start asking this question, that’s when they really start living.In this talk, John Welshons and I talk about the concept of “beginning again”, looking at life with fresh eyes so that we can allow our natural wonder to emerge, and how meditation facilitates our natural awe.  For instance, instead of getting bored with meditating on his breath for 47 years of meditation practice, I remember John once saying that the simple act of becoming aware of his breath has become exquisite!Meditators develop an acute sense of experiencing the world that enables them to engage in life with gusto!  That is why you will see such enthusiastic meditators, and why people start to pursue creative projects after taking up a meditation practice.    During meditation we “metabolize” our lives so that we have greater energy and attention to engage with life off the meditation cushion, which generates amazing creativity and energy to fuel passion in life.  While we cultivate the discipline of this delicate attention, we learn to become more present to appreciate the subtler experiences of life, both the good and the bad, which makes life sweeter overall.John has been practicing meditation for 47 years and has so much wisdom to show for it.  He shares his honed wisdom in three books that address life’s most challenging questions, Awakening From Grief, When Prayers Aren’t Answered, One Soul, One Love, One Heart.To learn more about how John answers tough questions through his books, visit his website:   onesoulonelove.comInterview.

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NUMINOUS LECTURE SERIES FOR JANUARYPrograms are held weekly, on Wednesday evenings,  at Unity Church of Albany, 21 King Ave, Albany, NY.How Do We Love…Well?????    (It may not be what you think)James Peterson, LCSW-R, Founder True Heart PathWednesday January 13 at 7:00 PMUnity Church of AlbanyHave you ever regretted how you ended a relationship wishing you had not taken certain things for granted?Has someone who means a lot to you ever hurt you deeply by an offhanded comment?If you were to die tomorrow, would you you be remembered by your deep love for those around you…or something else?We would be well advised to keep these questions fresh in our mind.  At the end of our lives, we will review our choices, and how well we loved will be the most important questions we ask ourselves.    Unfortunately, these questions are often forgotten as we strive to meet the urgency of life’s daily demands.  But, in this class, James Peterson, LMSW-C, will remind us how important it is that we not only love…. but love well. What does it mean to love ourselves and others well?Even more importantly, what keeps us from loving?James created the True Heart Path Program to help people come back into alignment with what he calls, their “true heart.”  The True Heart is what resides underneath so many of our actions, however it’s expression gets obscured through life’s demands and challenges.  James reminds people of their deepest wisdom as he adeptly guides them back to their greatest teacher, the teacher within of the True Heart.James guides people to see all of our circumstances as opportunities to release from what no longer serves us and discover true peace within.See how you can learn to add more power and beauty into your moment to moment existence to help make your life and our world a better place for peace and love to prosper.Mindfulness For Busy PeopleAnne-Marie Serre, IT Specialist/Corporate Meditation LeaderWednesday January 20 at 7:00 PM, Unity Church of AlbanyThis session will help you apply the transformative power of mindfulness to your busy life, helping you find the coherent calm space within you, as you focus yourself for whatever challenges you face.Mindfulness is not mystical or magical, it is actually somewhat methodical.  There are basic techniques you can use to broaden your perceptions at any moment, which enables you to resource a much broader palette of elevated feelings, including greater joy, clarity and sustained well-being.As an IT consultant, Anne-Marie Serre, has had to hone her ability to stay calm under pressure.  In this talk, she will share the best mindfulness techniques she has cherry picked to help us work gracefully under periods of intense stress.  She will discuss how mindfulness techniques do not actually take any “time” at all, because brief periods of mindfulness actually improves focus, energy, efficiency and creativity all which yield greater results in less time.Programs are held weekly at Unity Church of Albany, 21 King Ave, AlbanyGet Inspired All year Long!If you would like to be notified of Numinous talks that offer similar content, Please click on the enter your email to the right of this link where it says “Get Inspired!”     www.NuminousOnline.comHelp us get to 3,300 Likes on Facebook!  We are at 3,203 Likes, we only need 97 More…“Like & Share” the Albany Peace Project Facebook Page by CLICKING HERE!

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1.27.16 Meditation: Glenn Hogue, Fo’ Castle Farms Owner/Operator

1.27.16 Meditation: Glenn Hogue, Fo’ Castle Farms Owner/Operator

In today’s interview, Glenn Hogue eloquently describes how his meditation practice has changed over the 22 years, from “bullet train racing thoughts” to feeling a benevolent love that just gets “bigger.”Glenn talks a lot about putting space between our thoughts, and how that leaves plenty of room for “not knowing.” As we start to let go of the surface mind, the part of us that always wants to “know”, we leave room for awe and wonder, and that is when we start to suspect there is a loving intelligence that connects us all.  We begin to not just feel love..but be love, and we sense that we are part of something larger.I often refer to myself a “tenderizer.”  My work is to tenderize people, to poke holes in their rigid thought structures so that they finally allow their natural well-being to emerge.  When well-being rises, it rises with such force, we just know it was there all along!  It is because I trust this process implicitly that I work so hard to bring this information to as many people as possible.I think Glenn does a great job at describing this process, and I would recommend listening to his 1:39 minute poem to help you set the tone to put some space between your experiences and your thoughts before you begin the meditation.This interview was pre-recorded, so the NEXT Spiritual Conversations for Men’s group at Numinous is Wednesday February 3, at 7:00 PM at the Unity Church of Albany.Donations help us meet expenses to offer this work.  If you would like to donate, please click on the donate button or send donations to:  Numinous c/o Bethany Gonyea (be sure to include this)  at PO 1322, Clifton Park, NY 12065.  Interview.

1.39 minute poem written by Glenn to facilitate a mindset for Meditation: Today’s Meditation: NUMINOUS LECTURE SERIES FOR JANUARYPrograms are held weekly, on Wednesday evenings,  at Unity Church of Albany, 21 King Ave, Albany, NY.

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Challenging Our Agreements, and How They Shape UsBryce Pullano, IT SpecialistWednesday January 27 at 7:00 PMOne of the four agreements in the wildly successful book “The Four Agreements” by Don Miquel Ruiz, is “Don’t make assumptions.”If we all took a moment to pause and consider how many assumptions we make in life, and how much these assumptions shape our destiny, we may become awestruck by their significance.   These realizations have the potential to be so profound, they may inspire us to make lasting change in our behavior, changes that can effect the entire trajectory of our lives.In this talk, Bryce Pullano will ask us to challenge our most basic social contracts, and examine how much we assume things that simply are not be true at all.  He will help us expose these flimsy mirages for what they are, which can help us find the truth that we need to experience real-world growth. These non-truths are best eliminated, so that we can proceed confidently in life with clear unwavering vision that sustains us in times of darkness.  Come to this talk ready to challenge all areas of your life, and to mine new insights for positive change.Spiritual Conversations For MenFacilitated by Glenn Hogue & Tim Moon, MA – CASACWednesday February 3 at 7:00 PMMost spiritual programs are predominantly attended by women, which often causes women’s issues to be the focus of such programming.  However, at NUMINOUS, we wanted to provide new programs that would specifically support Men’s spiritual discoveries as they do the significant work of pioneering how to blend ancient spiritual teachings with contemporary culture’s expectations of masculinity.This is critically important work, as we seem to be in a time in history when all sorts of established paradigms are falling.   The rugged individualism of the late 20th century is being challenged on all levels, especially in relationships. The traditional roles between male and female are also being blurred as well.How do we maintain the integrity of our yang (masculine) energy while assimilating the gentler aspects of spirituality and still be effective in this world?   How do we learn how to connect, while maintaining our individual authenticity and truth?   Many of us have learned that we don’t need to do life alone, but we are unsure of how to skillfully include input from Spirit, women, and other men, without loosing connection with ourselves.Learning how to skillfully partner, listen, and still assert our truth seems to be a huge piece of the mission of our generation of men. These Spiritual Conversations For Men will give us an opportunity to gain answers to the some of the most distracting questions of our lives.  In a quiet environment, we can safely discuss what matters to us most, and obtain invaluable insights from other men who have grappled with the same questions.  Through this exchange, we learn that we don’t have to do “life alone.”  Also, we learn how good it feels to be supported and to provide the same meaningful support for others.   These discussions offer us clarity and direction as we learn to connect, and yet still hold individual balance.We are extremely fortunate to have Tim Moon, Counselor, and Fo Castle Owner/Operator Glenn Hogue facilitate these discussions.  These two have over 55 years of combined spiritual understandings to chart this prosperous territory.Prosperity  – Living a Life You Love LivingDr. Karin ReinholdWednesday February 10 at 7:00 PMCan you imagine a life full of purpose and passion that allows you to naturally enrich the lives of others around you and yourself?Do you wake up each morning feeling energized and ready to start your day?Do you enjoy higher levels of vibrant health, deep love, financial abundance, and time freedom?Do you experience the confidence that you can accomplish anything that you want?There are predictable, repeatable, spiritual and scientific method for turning dreams into reality. I first learned of these steps from Mary Morrissey – a world renowned author and coach – and her program “Dream Building”We’ll review the 10 keys of the manifestation process, and how these are rooted in spiritual principles.The W/Holeness Continuum:  Moving from ‘Having a Hole to Fill’ to ‘Being Whole and Feeling Full’Tim MoonWednesday February 17 at 7:00 PMUnity Church of AlbanyWhat are the conditions in our lives and in our thoughts about our lives that leave us feeling empty, lonely and in search of ways to fill the Hole?There are an endless number of ways we attempt to fill the Hole; money, relationships, alcohol and substances, sex, new clothes, new cars, busy-ness, television, food…the list goes on.  Deep down we all know that we are supposed to feel good, which is the root of all substance abuse issues.   As we progress on the spiritual path, we learn that we need less and less of these external things, because we as we feel more spiritually whole, we learn to bask in the sweet satisfaction of that wholeness.  We don’t just know this intellectually, we feel this on a profound level as the truth of our whole being.This workshop will explore paradigm shifting ideas from  past and present spiritual teachings and our current understanding of the science related to happiness, mindfulness, and empathy to assist us in moving from Holeness to Wholeness (without necessarily having to change our circumstances!!! Wow!).Your Healing StoryVicki HartWednesday February 24 at 7:00 PMUnity Church of AlbanyStories and myths have a way of reaching deep into the hidden places within us. Reoccurring themes from different times and places help us to know that we are not alone in our experiences.  In this talk, we will discuss ”Warming the Stone Child” and other stories about abandonment and the unmothered child.  Based on the work of Jungian psychologist Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Phd.Learn through story how the psychology of abandonment in childhood affects us in later life.  Uncover the special gifts and powers of the unmothered child.In this talk, we can discern what you can learn from your favorite childhood fairytale, and learn that we a personal fairy tale story of our own.Hearing Only One Voice – The Voice of WisdomBethany Gonyea, Founder Albany Peace ProjectWednesday March 2 at 7:00 PMUnity Church of AlbanyDo you ever wonder about the origin of that critical voice in your head?Do you ever become curious about your internal dialogue….even why we have an internal dialogue?  (who exactly are we talking to???)Well, neuroscientists at Yale have discovered some startling facts about the brain regions activated while we are experiencing this internal dialogue.The set of brain regions responsible for this internal voices is now referred to as the default mode network.  It is most commonly shown to be active when a person is not focused on the outside world and the brain is at a wakeful rest, such as during daydreaming and mind-wandering.  Researchers have determined that this default mode network is responsible for us ruminating about four general areas, when we are 1)  thinking about others (what they think of us), 2)  thinking about ourselves (how we are doing), 3) remembering (processing) the past, and 4) planning (worrying) for the future.  This internal dialogue is vastly responsible for much of our mental health, either good or bad.The good news is that not only are there cognitive strategies to help cope with the voice, but that skillful meditation actually silences it!  Learn how to lower the volume of the critical voice, and hear only the voice of wisdom.Get Inspired All year Long!If you would like to be notified of Numinous talks that offer similar content, Please enter your email to the right of this link where it says “Get Inspired!”     www.NuminousOnline.comHelp us get to 3,300 Likes on Facebook!  We are at 3,203 Likes, we only need 97 More…“Like & Share” the Albany Peace Project Facebook Page by CLICKING HERE!

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