Interview With The World Leading Expert on Intention, Lynne McTaggart

HI Everyone,

– In the next three weeks we will be letting people know how they can help participate in groundbreaking intentional coherence meditation research for peace during August 3-9, 2019.   The goal of the Resonant Peaceful Cities is to duplicate and replicate peace meditation research so that more people claim their right to vote with their heart to see more peace in this world.

The Albany Peace Project Experiment requires only 15 minutes a day during August 3-9, 2019 and can be done from the privacy of your own home to add to this body of historical research.   Let’s demonstrate how intentions of the whole can bypass old systems that have contributed to unrest.

– Great news!  During the week that we meditated last summer in Schenectady, NY there was a corresponding 25% drop in violence, only in the area where we focused!!

– I have been working for years to raise awareness for this work and to cross-pollinate cities while we hacked a process for inspiring cities to meditate.  This year, many of those intentions are being realized.  We will be meditating for peace at the government level, meditating in city hall with prominent city officials.  Also, thanks to the dedicated crew in Schenectady, NY, we are finally starting to cross-pollinate. Mary Clare, the owner of Yoga Bliss studio is taking this work to the streets in Schenectady to support Albany.  This sharing of peaceful intentions between cities has been my dream.  When we have cities cross-pollinate their peaceful intentions, our work will become exponentially more effective.  That is the only way this work will spread.  If you feel called to do the same, or if you have a business you want to co-promote while doing this work, please reach out.

– Let’s not be complacent.  Let’s make a stand for peace for our children.  Why would we leave our children’s future in the hands of others?!?!  Meditate to demonstrate the power of the collective to positively influence the whole.

– Even though you are on our global list, I have included our local event schedule so that you can get a feel for how a Peace Project is run.  Please see our schedule in this newsletter, both online or in person. After the Albany Peace Project 2019, Dr. Reinhold and I will be putting a call out for people who want to do this research in their own home town.  If you are one of those people on our list checking in with us to see how this work is progressing, please reach out to us.  We are open to collaborating with businesses.

– We hope to have preliminary results for the Albany Peace Project in October, and complete results around February.  Stay tuned!

Thank you for journeying with us.  We can’t do this work without people just like you. Let’s give the world something to talk about!

…Something empowering to talk about!

Bethany

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Measure Your Increased Happiness During Peace Week

Hi Everyone,

-Each year we learn more best practices for implementing peace projects.  My burning question for this work is: How do we craft a compelling explanation for how our individual thoughts affect the whole to inspire participation?  We have learned a lot, and each year we gain greater insight and new approaches.

We have observed one aspect that has remained consistent since the beginning.  People who participate in Peace Projects experience an increase in happiness baseline levels during the project and a spike in creativity after the project.

There is absolutely no magic to this phenomenon.  It is not a mystery.  When we learn how to open our hearts and expand our fields of awareness, life is put in its correct context, and we move toward greater wholeness and happiness again.  From that space of greater wholeness we allow ourselves to consider new possibilities which inspire us to to take more risks.

When we sit with others, either in person or the etheric, with the combined intention of alleviating the suffering of others by invoking sweet peace and goodness, we lift each other up toward higher states of consciousness.   These uplifted states are available to everyone at every moment, but we have not been trained how to find them, obtain them, and sustain them.  Our goal for the peace projects is for people to experience the lifted states that are the birthright of all of us.

This year we decided to measure this consistent change in happiness baseline levels by inviting you to take our happiness survey before and after peace week, which will help you understand how your shifts in consciousness increase contentment and satisfaction.

Our gift to you for participating in this Happiness Survey.   Understand that this is your “peace week” too!!!  When people participate in this work,  hearts open and people become happier and more creative.  We decided to measure these benefits this year!  If you complete our happiness survey emailed out the week of July 29 and complete the closing survey, you will receive the last month free of our four-month Intentional Coherence Athlete program that has profoundly changed lives. ($99 off!)  Please count on meditating for 15 minutes a day.  You will receive the meditation each day by 5:00 AM EST

– You could help by forwarding this email or sharing our posts on Facebook at Resonant Peaceful Cities or Albany Peace Project.  Please encourage people to register.

– The Albany Peace Project Experiment requires only 15 minutes a day during August 3-9, 2019 and can be done from the privacy of your own home to add to this body of historical research.   Let’s demonstrate how intentions of the whole can bypass old systems that have contributed to unrest.

– Great news!  During the week that we meditated last summer in Schenectady, NY there was a corresponding 25% drop in violence, only in the area where we focused!!

– I have been working for years to raise awareness for this work and to cross-pollinate cities while we hacked a process for inspiring cities to meditate.  This year, many of those intentions are being realized.  We will be meditating for peace at the government level, meditating in city hall with prominent city officials.  Also, thanks to the dedicated crew in Schenectady, NY, we are finally starting to cross-pollinate. Mary Clare, the owner of Yoga Bliss studio is taking this work to the streets in Schenectady to support Albany.  This sharing of peaceful intentions between cities has been my dream.  When we have cities cross-pollinate their peaceful intentions, our work will become exponentially more effective.  That is the only way this work will spread.  If you feel called to do the same, or if you have a business you want to co-promote while doing this work, please reach out.

– Let’s not be complacent.  Let’s make a stand for peace for our children.  Why would we leave our children’s future in the hands of others?!?!  Meditate to demonstrate the power of the collective to positively influence the whole.

– Even though you are on our global list, I have included our local event schedule so that you can get a feel for how a Peace Project is run.  Please see our schedule in this newsletter, both online or in person. After the Albany Peace Project 2019, Dr. Reinhold and I will be putting a call out for people who want to do this research in their own home town.  If you are one of those people on our list checking in with us to see how this work is progressing, please reach out to us.  We are open to collaborating with businesses.   Our goal is to complete 8 more peace projects.  If you are considering doing a peace project, now is the time.

– We hope to have preliminary results for the Albany Peace Project in October 2019, and complete results around February 2020.  Stay tuned!

– Donations are greatly needed for this work.  We give of our time and talent free, but there are so many items that need to be funded for peace projects to be successful.  We are behind in our budget.  I have learned that this is a challenging project for people to understand to financially support.  For instance, if we were feeding young children people would give generously because that would provide a tangible immediate result.  Because this is a progressive solution that involves evolving the mind, people don’t quite understand the potential positive powerful impact of this work.  However, if you are on this list then you understand how this work has the potential to transform cities.  Please consider donating at PeacefulCities.org/donate.  we need more funding to continue as our resources are tapped.  Even a $25-40 a month pledge would help us with monthly operating expenses when we are not working publically.  Please consider supporting us so that we can support many others at no charge.

Thank you for journeying with us.  We can’t do this work without people just like you.  Let’s give the world something to talk about!
…Something empowering to talk about!

Bethany

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1.14.17 – Bethany Gonyea – Collective Emotion and “Global Coherence”

1.14.17 – Bethany Gonyea – Collective Emotion and “Global Coherence”

Please consider donating if these meditations are helpful to you.  We are rapidly expanding and could really use more financial support to keep up with growth.  You can donate here at:  https://peacefulcities.org/donate/, or send a check made to Numinous, c/o Bethany Gonyea (this is important otherwise they don’t recognize the PO box) at PO Box 1322, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

Interestingly, I am finding myself having trouble finding words to write, because  I am overwhelmed with unspeakable gratitude.

Thanks to everyone for participating in Albany Peace Project 2017.  We asked for people to step up and become “heroes” this year, and definitely more people responded!!   Whether or not we reached the tipping point is yet to be evaluated, however, approximately 125-150 more people participated each day this year!    Thank you so much for hearing the call to lift the world and doing your part to facilitate Global Coherence.

As you can learn from the Institute of Heartmath’s video,  gobal coherence is a very real possibility and phenomenon, and you have all heard your Hero’s call to catalyze a quickening of it.  Please inspire your friends and family to do the same.  I want to acknowledge you for taking personal responsibility to better your own life and others.  As you continue to ‘vote with your heart’ I can tell you from personal experience, you will only continue to reap more benefits of of this historic work.  I can also vouch that the benefits you reap get better as well!

The Albany Peace Project is evolving into the Resonant Peaceful Cities Project, and I am working toward having the peaceful cities “cross pollinate.”  Our initial peaceful cities are Schenectady, Boston, Phoenix, Mexico City and possibly Dallas and Chicago.  These cities have spontaneously emerged with only a brief one minute video tagged on at the end of a webinar last August with Dr. Joe,  and we are still working hard to catch up with demand.  I am confident that when we do officially launch the Resonant Peaceful Cities Project and “open for business” we will be flooded with inquiries.

At least initially, we are not charging any fees to these cities, and we are funding meeting these additional demands  through Numinous.  I am starting my sixth year of still working only as a volunteer for Numinous.    I strongly urge you to attend Numinous events or offer a small monthly donation to help us fund this rapid expansion. You can make a small recurring donation at this link: albanypeaceproject.com/donate/

This is a unique opportunity where common ordinary citizens can “vote” with their heart and have their intentions recorded and documented!!  This documentation of coherence research is going to be what is required to mitigate the current tide of relentless meaningless human suffering.  We need your help to provide the  documentation that this work works!  Evidence based” tools are what is required to garner support, so lets continue to raise awareness and add to the current research as an independent organization to duplicate other research and give the world something to talk about….or should I say, something positive to talk about!

You have great power to positively influence history.  I hope you start with participating in the Phoenix Peach Project launching this summer.

Volunteers are desperately needed.  We will have our first volunteer meeting in mid March to begin planning for Albany Peace Project 2018.  Please look for more information on that soon.

Thanks to Kirk Harbinger again for introducing us to the term, common coherence!  Let’s make coherence a household word.

We hope to have a grand opening for the Resonant Peaceful Cities Project that will be streamed among the cities, but until then check out our new website( still under construction) at:  www.PeacefulCities.org

PLEASE NOTE: Albany Peace Project 2017 will be ending this Sunday.

If you want to continue to hear about Numinous events in Albany please visit the Numinous website and enter your email in the red box on the home page; www.NuminousOnline.com 

****We are trying to separate the lists from Numinous and Albany Peace Project because we know there are non-local people on the Albany Peace Project list, and we don’t want to flood non-local people with local events.

Upcoming NUMINOUS events: 

Coherence for a Cause: A Midwinter’s Night Benefit

Saturday Evening February 4.  Doors open from 6-10

https://peacefulcities.org/events/coherence-for-a-cause/

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coherence-for-a-cause-a-midwinters-night-benefit-for-the-albany-peace-project-tickets-29879836395

This is a benefit to raise support the Albany Peace Project/Resonant Peaceful Cities Project www.PeacefulCities.org.  Please consider attending.

Dealing with Difficult People for Spiritual People©

Bethany Gonyea

Sunday 1/15/17 2-4 PM

Spirit Tree Connections

987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110 (near Century House in Latham)

$25 Donation Requested

* Learn why some relationships don’t respond to common spiritual approaches and learn the alternate spiritual from the shamanic traditions that actually work and why it does.

$25 Donation Requested

Law of Attraction: Manifesting Through Being, Not Force

The universe doesn’t respond to what we want, but who we are being.”  Dr. Joe Dispenza

Bethany Gonyea

Sunday 1/22/17 2-4 PM

Spirit Tree Connections

987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110

(near Century House in Latham)

* Learning not to manifest from the head, but from the body.

$25 Donation Requested

The Sacred Bedroom; Volume 1 – Sleep©

Sunday 1/29/17 2-4 PM

Spirit Tree Connections

987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110

(near Century House in Latham)

* So many people are lying awake night after night who say they don’t have time to meditate. Use the middle of the night to train yourself how to surrender into your highest self.

* audio download will be offered to participants

$25 Donation Requested

10 Months to Total Transformation – Change your Trajectory – Transform with a TribeAdvanced Intentional Master Class with Bethany Gonyea

Introduction to the 10 Month Curriculum

Saturday February 11 2:00-4:30 PM (Venue has had us change this date,  Tentative for 3/11 check back for details.)

Spirit Tree Connections

987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110 (near Century House in Latham)

People struggle with change for decades because they often do not understand that enduring transformation occurs at the level of the nervous system, not at the level of thought.  Without mastery of basic nervous system, energetic, and interpersonal and intentional skills we are set up to fail when it comes to change.  This will be an introduction to the curriculum of a ten month master class with only ten slots open.

If you were to undergo a metamorphosis in 10 months, who would you want to become?

$25 Donation

Legacy/Reinvention For the Second Half of Life 

Gerri Ratigan

2/19 at 2:00 PM

Spirit Tree Connections

987 New Loudon Road,Latham, NY(For GPS, enter cohoes)

(right next the the Century House)

While you may need a tweak or even a gentle shove to embrace creating a more rewarding life, the truth is that it’s never too late.

Legacy/Reinvention is about your new life – even if it just means reinvention from within!

Come learn the best kept secrets to transforming limitations into reality. Discover how you can begin reinventing yourself at any age, clarify your legacy and move passionately toward your dreams.  It doesn’t get much better than that, right?

Here’s what you’ll gain from coming to this talk:

– Create a sense of clarity about how to move past age limitations

– Find the essential building blocks for creating a whole new and exciting YOU

– Identify the most powerful actions that will move you towards the joyous new life you desire

Gerri Ratigan is a life coach who runs a highly successful meetup group Capital District Single professionals 50+. She has lead programs on a variety of topics including Divorce Recovery, the Law of Attraction,  life purpose, success and self-esteem. She is past President of the Albany International Coaching Federation, founder and leader of the Women’s Success Network, and the Manifestation Project.

$25 donation appreciated

Shamanic Reiki and the Circle of Life:  Transformation Through Destruction

Joe Sweeney

2/26 at 2:00 PM

Spirit Tree Connections

987 New Loudon Road,Latham, NY(For GPS, enter cohoes)

(right next the the Century House)

Is there something about your self or your life – possessions, beliefs, habits, relationships – you would like to leave behind? If so, join us as Joe take you on a powerful Shamanic journey that will strip your psyche down to it’s core, liberate you from the programming that no longer serves you, and guide you in rebuilding to the highest and best vision of you.

$25 donation appreciated

SAVE THE DATE:  Funny You Should Say That  – Spiritual Comedy Night – with medium, Brandon Russ

Saturday evening March 11, at 6:00.

Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, NY

Did you ever find spirituality funny?  

Have you ever snickered at the ironic situations that emerge as we attempt to skillfully walk between the worlds of Maya and Mystery?  

Have you ever stepped back from the latest spiritual book you were reading and say to your self, “What the heck and I reading?”   

Or better yet, put a book cover over it?

NUMINOUS invites you to sit back, relax and laugh at the spiritual life with medium and comedian, Brandon Russ.  Brandon will give us an entirely different perspective on the latest spiritual book we are reading so that we smile the next time we pick it up to read.

It is well known in shamanic traditions of indigenous healers that only when we can laugh and take ourselves lightly are we capable of any spiritual mastery.  It is common for shamans to be “tricksters” and set up clever situations to challenge people to lull themselves out of their dull day dreams and remind themselves of the adventure everyday life really is.  So come on out this Saturday evening, and laugh yourself to heightened consciousness…all for the greater good, of course!

More information coming soon….

SAVE THE DATE:  Yoga Comedy Night –   “I’d rather be in Samadhi”

Saturday evening May 13, at 6:00.

Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, NY

Have you ever had a yoga wardrobe malfunction exposing a little too much?

Or pretend you don’t see that happening to someone else?

Have you ever felt impossibly inflexible as you see others in what would be considered anywhere else, a “compromising’ pose.  

Have you ever gone to a hot yoga class and forgotten the clothes to change into after your shower?

When people start to attend yoga classes, they often want to spontaneously break out in laughter.  It is natural.   Then, we tend to get used to the language, the ambiance, and the poses, and unfortunately, it is tempting to take it  a little too seriously!  At this first annual yoga comedy night, we are going to remember why yoga is so funny!  We will be inviting several yoga studios to participate!  Please reach out if you are interested!

Albany Peace Project 2017 will be ending this Sunday.

If you want to continue to hear about Numinous events in Albany please visit the Numinous website and enter your email in the red box on the home page; www.NuminousOnline.com 

We are trying to separate the lists from Numinous and Albany Peace Project because we know there are non-local people on the Albany Peace Project list, and we don’t want to flood non-local people with local events.  

If these meditations are helpful for you, please consider donating.  We are rapidly expanding and could really use more financial support to keep up with growth.  You can donate here at: https://peacefulcities.org/donate/, or send a check made to Numinous, c/o Bethany Gonyea (this is important) at PO Box 1322, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

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APP Meeting – Tuesday 4.26 at 6:00 Off Wolf Rd & MUCH MORE!

APP Meeting – Tuesday 4.26 at 6:00 Off Wolf Rd & MUCH MORE!

Hey Everyone….
Wow!  Great stuff happening for the Albany Peace Project 2016.  Please check out all four program below:

1) This Tuesday, (5.26)  we are holding the meeting off of Wolf Rd, at 4 Computer Drive West, Albany, at 6:00 PM.  We will be teleconferencing the meeting with Teri Suda, of Wauconda, Illinois who was responsible for inspiring the entire town of Wauconda to go “Complaint-Free” based on the program created by Will Bowen, author of the “Complaint-Free” world.

Will has been on Oprah and traveled the world teaching people how to go 21 days without complaining (which takes the average person 4-8 months).  The program will be accompanied by a bracelet that we are distributing throughout Albany.  The bracelets will be an outer representation of inner transformation.  The impetus for distributing the bracelets is to inspire people to make positive changes in their inner life.  These inner efforts strongly magnify the power of a meditation practice to promote inner peace and happiness.     If you want to help support the Albany Peace Project by inspiring your office or family to go “Complaint-Free” please attend this meeting and you can learn how you can obtain the bracelets.

We will be beginning a “GoFundMe” campaign to raise the $2000 needed to start our bracelet campaign.  Bracelets will have both the imprint of the “Complaint-Free World” and actual colored print of  “AlbanyPeaceProject.com.   Discover The Peace & Happiness Within Starting 1.1.16”   These bracelets are NOT fashion statements, they are tools.  They are used to help us become more aware of our complaining patterns as we switch the bracelet from arm to arm each time we complain.  The goal is to keep the bracelet on the same arm for 21 days.

We expect to start with approximately 1500 bracelets.  Please consider approaching your organization to see if they are interested in being a sponsor.   This is actually a lot of fun when it is approached as a group.  Listen to this endorsement already:

“By the way, I have started complain free Wednesdays at work.  For every complaint, we put a quarter in a cup!  It has been a blast today!!!”  

Our hope is to get 10,000 bracelets circulated in Albany within the next 6 months.  Imagine Albany a Happier City!   Please consider helping us start the wave of happiness by contributing to our first goal.    If you are interested in helping us gather the seed money to start the wave of happiness,  please use the donate button located at the bottom right of this page.

2)  We will soon be starting our Albany Peace Project Certification Program to help people feel confident stepping out to teach meditation at organizations throughout Albany.

It still amazes me that meditation is such a profoundly simple and powerful tool that has the startling potential to positively transform society in so many impressive ways. Meditation offers the solution to so many of society’s ills, including lowering violence, reducing stress related disorders and burnout, and improving academics.   This powerful tool is literally “under our noses”, and we have not even yet begun to tap it’s potential.  And what makes it even more amazing…it has all this power…and it is FREE!!!   I have already been observing how just talking about Albany Peace Project Certification Program is already changing perspectives and paradigms through Albany.    If you want to help spread the wave of peace and happiness throughout Albany by becoming a Certified Albany Peace Project leader…please attend the next APP meeting, tentatively scheduled for June 9…location to be determined.

Also, you can probably see that we are creating a new website, which should be finished within a few weeks.   My heartfelt appreciation for Sara McCauley for donating her time and talent for the website.

3) Next Numinous Talk:  Erasing the Neural Networks Responsible for Negative Thought Patterns – Tuesday 6.2 at 7:00 PM.  Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Blvd, Clifton Park, NY 

Have you ever felt you changed a bad habit permanently, only to find it re-emerge at a later time?  Do you still feel anxious when you are not meditating?  Do you try to think positive uplifting thoughts but still find your self rapidly slipping into negative thought patterns?

Although we may change  outward behavior, it is common for our old negative emotional reaction patterns to still be consolidated — stored in the brain’s long-term, “implicit memory” circuits.  If we don’t work to skillfully change these circuits, they remain indelible and permanent for the lifetime of individuals.   Although we can build different neural networks with new patterns of behavior, we often build these new neural networks in our brain “over” the old programming.

Old behavior often emerges because the brain is an energy hog, and when we have low energy, we can quickly revert back to outdated thinking patterns because the neural pathways for the old behavior still exist.   These old programs have often only been “written over” with the new behavioral programming.

This is a powerful understanding to have for those of us who are dedicated to a spiritual path.  The spiritual life is one of reprogramming and redefining past experiences while developing greater intimacy and communication with the Infinite.  This Divine intimacy requires a mind that is available, not stuck  in the past.

So….How do we actually ERASE the brain of old programming?

In this NUMINOUS talk we will apply what current neuroplasticity research has revealed, that the only way to to actually erase old mental patterns is through skilled  memory reconsolidation.     We stop trying to abandon the lower self, and finally start integrating it with our higher nature, which facilitates more stable and sustained elevated consciousness.

4) One more big event..Numinous is a sponsor for an event with author, Michael Wayne on June 20.  If you are interested in how prominent new thought leaders are using the understandings promoted through Numinous and the Albany Peace Project to positively transform society, you will be definitely be interested in this free event.    I am excited that I have been asked to interview Michael Wayne.  Not only is he a pioneer in consciousness, but  his “Interviews With The Leading Edge Series”  has been helping to spread the ideas of how new thought-systems that promote the dignity and creativity of all people is being utilized to help solve our complex societal problems.

The event will be Sat. evening June 20 at 7:30pm, the Saratoga Integrative Medicine Education Network/SIMEN, in it is being offered in conjunction with the Healing Springs Journal.

The event is called Interviews with the Leading Edge: A Live and Free Event!  It will take place at the Dee Sarno Theater at the Saratoga Arts Center, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs.

This event will be a live filming in front of a studio audience for the Interviews with the Leading Edge series. By coming, you will be part of the studio audience and get to be part of a complete film studio production.

The event is free, and there will be free food, refreshments and wine, so it truly promises to be a fun and festive occasion. 

If you’re not totally familiar with the Interviews with the Leading Edge series, or you just want to see something really, really awesome and inspiring, here is a 3 1/2 minute trailer that features a number of the prominent people from the series, each of whom has something profound to say. Here is the link to the trailer: https://youtu.be/la16D-YY7nM
This event is also a fundraiser for the Interviews with the Leading Edge series, as with your help the series can remain sustainable. Donations made that night will be tax deductible.

Interviews with the Leading Edge is a video interview series with people who are on the leading edge of transforming society, doing work to further the consciousness revolution and how it is manifesting in culture, politics and spirituality, in order to help bring along a more enlightened society. Here is the link to the website: www.LeadingEdgeInterviews.com
People interviewed include Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary)Donna Eden (author – Energy Medicine)John Perkins (author – Confessions of an Economic Hit Man)Barbara Marx Hubbard (Founder – Foundation for Conscious Evolution); and Charles Eisenstein (author of Sacred Economics).

The filmed interview will be with me, series Producer/Host Dr. Michael Wayne. During the interview, I will talk about the genesis of the interview series and the ideas behind it, what it’s like to meet so many brilliant and illuminating people, and my perspective on where we are going as a people and what it will take to create a more holistic, sustainable and enlightened society and world. Questions and answers from the studio audience will also be taken during the filming.

 

And so, come to this free event, and be part of a live studio audience as you partake of this festive occasion. You are guaranteed to have a grand time.For more information, call 518-210-1557.

Exciting Stuff…we hope to see you there!

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Bethany Gonyea on WRPI today at 12:00, Concert tomorrow Night!

Listen to Gary Goldberg interview Bethany Gonyea discussing how the Albany Peace Project is evolving into the Resonant Peaceful Cities project today on the FM dial at 91.5.
Streaming at Wrpi.org  is probably not going to work.

2017 Albany Peace Project Kickoff Program Concert –12/30

Participate in the Albany Peace Project This January and Awaken the Hero Within with the Albany Peace Project This January!

Friday Evening, December 30,
Unity Church of Albany
7:00 PM

with amazing musicians, Mark Shepard, Joy Adler, and Roger Mock!!

As the testimonials say below, amazing things happen when people participate in the Albany Peace Project.   The theme of this year is “Awakening the Hero Within,” because after three years of offering APP, we have heard some powerful stories of how when we advocate for the dignity and honor of others, we enlargen ourselves.  As we participate with the Albany Peace Project, we feel greater dignity, self respect and deep purpose with our lives.  In these times of great global turmoil, we can find a place in ourselves through these meditations, where we know we are connected to a Loving Intelligence that connects us all, and “vote with our heart” to accelerate the presence of peace on this planet.   Taking a stand in our own hearts for peace, instead of feeling victimized by media accounts, makes our head go up and our shoulders go back.  Meditation peace research has been demonstrated, however we need your help to get local measurable results.  We can’t just talk about peace…we must “be it”

Come join us for a catalyzing uplifting evening on Friday Evening December 30 with exhilarating group of musicians,  singers and and also inspiring speakers!!!   The program concert will help you to start 2017 off right and set you on a trajectory to make 2017 your best year yet!

  • After participating int the Albany Peace Project for two years, it is still hard to describe what participaing in the Albany Peace Project does…but it just changes you…for the better.
  • I asked my husband to join me meditating Jan 1 as part of the Peace Project, not something he would choose to do.  We selected 5:00 pm as our time. Yesterday at 4:50, he asked if we were going to be meditating. Thank you for creating this project. Peace starts at home. It has descended here!
  • I was very moved by today’s meditation, and I’m very moved by your work.  Thank you.
  •  First, your guided meditations this year are beyond wonderful.  I am loving them all.  
  • You’ve got some interesting people you’ve interviewed. 
  • Great interview & meditation today. Thanks
  • Wow! I LOVE your guided meditation. You are so sweet and gentle.  Having us envision Albany residents in scenarios is brilliant! You are a gem; APP is fortunate to have you on the team. 

Albany Peace Project – January 1-15

From January 1-15 we will be sending daily meditation inspiring peace in Albany with daily interviews of inspiring thought leaders.  Please participate, and encourage your friends to participate as well.

See below for SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY for people meditating for the
 Albany Peace Project!!!

The Art of Feminine Presence
Jill Boyd
1/8/17 at 2;00
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road,Latham NY

If you are a woman who has been on a personal and spiritual growth path for quite some time and wanting to stop pushing to make things happen, come and experience an informational session and demonstration on the Art of Feminine Presence. It is a series of unique and tangible practices that increases a woman’s presence, feminine energy and vocal power so she can be heard, be seen and inspire change. These are practical tools that create massive results. You will see the change in yourself and other women immediately. It is undeniable. It is not where we intellectually discuss whether the feminine needs to be more present in our society. We already know that. It is not that we dance on a beach with hip scarves in the hope it will change our lives. We can do that on our own. Imagine walking into any room or any situation with a magnetic presence and attract the attention you want in your career and in your relationships. Your life will be transformed.

Jill Boyd is a certified teacher in the Art of Feminine Presence. She is an iconic image stylist. She is licensed in New York as a registered nurse and aesthetician. She received a masters degree from Long Island University in Community Mental Health Counseling. She graduated from Austin’s School of Spa Technology and afterwards received training from the Stoltz Image Institute in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Gabriel Productions in Miami, Florida; The Universal Style System in San Moreno, California; and the Conselle Institute of Image Management in Provo, Utah.

$25 Donation Appreciated

Dealing with Difficult People for Spiritual People© 

Bethany Gonyea

Sunday January 15 from 2:00-4:00 PM

Spirit Tree Connections,

987 New Loudon Road,Latham NY(For GPS: Cohoes)

Do you have someone in your life that no matter what you do, you just can’t get the relationship to work?  Have you tried advice from relationship books only to have it fail miserably?  Are you working hard to maintain your compassion with someone whose behavior is highly questionable?  

In this class, we will be discussing the limitations of common spiritual practices in certain relationships.  We will be discussing statistics regarding the presence of serious mental health challenges of the general population, and how as spiritual people, we need to see these challenges clearly so that we can finally utilize these situations for the growth they provide.  New Age 101 will certainly not work with certain types of people.  You will leave with new and empowered perspective as to how to approach approach your challenging relationship differently. 

Law of Attraction: Manifesting Through Being, Not Force

Bethany Gonyea

Sunday January 22 from 2:00-4:00 PM

Spirit Tree Connections,

987 New Loudon Road,Latham NY(For GPS: Cohoes)

“The universe responds not to what we want, but who we are being.”  Dr. Joe Dispenza

In our highly scheduled world, we often have no time in our lives for our spirit to roam in the spheres from which we came.  We follow the same schedules day after day, maintaining the same inner state each day, and wonder why our lives don’t transform.  We often hear about amazing synchronicities happening for other people, and yet we don’t see evidence of that in our lives.  Our culture is so focused on getting things accomplished and achieving in temporal time, our higher nature never has the opportunity to ‘kiss” our efforts with grace.  In this class, we will discuss how important it is for us to maintain our state of being, not goals. We will learn that we need to attend to our minds similar to how we would attend to a new born baby meeting it’s varying needs throughout the day.  We will discuss what it means to maintain a state of being and open focus which widens our perceptual fields and generates new opportunities.

The Sacred Bedroom© Volume 1 – Sleep

Bethany Gonyea

Sunday January 29 from 2:00-4:00 PM

Spirit Tree Connections,

987 New Loudon Road,Latham NY(For GPS: Cohoes)

“Instead of going to sleep, we are going to God.”   Bethany Gonyea

So many people are lying awake night after night worrying and wondering about their lives.  It is common also for people to fall asleep and wake up in the night unable to go back to sleep.  These are often the same people who say they don’t have time to meditate.  The bedroom is often where we come back to ourselves at the end of the day, sometimes exhausted and defeated, endlessly chatting in our heads about unfinished business.   However, what if we changed that perspective to what is actually happening?….What if we remember the evening is a time of returning home to our eternal nature that remembers we are one with the Infinite.

In this class, Bethany Gonyea, will be discussing how we can use highly skilled intentional meditation to blur the edges of our energy fields and liberate our spirit to feel connected to the Infinite.  Going be bed becomes a time of sacred expectation and relief from the daily grind of this world, and a time when we are can cultivate in a profoundly healing transcendent state and wake up repaired and ready to meet the demands of the next day with a blessed heart. 

Participants will leave with an audio download to practice skills.

SAVE THE DATE:  Coherence For A Cause!  February 4, 6:00 – 10:00 PM in Albany

Friends! In celebration of four successful years of the Albany Peace Project, on February 4th, 2017, we invite you to “Coherence for a Cause: A Midwinter’s Night Benefit,” from 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany.

With inspiring leaders, including Keynote Speaker Albany Chief of Police Brendan Cox,  Silent Auction, and Special Concert Performance by Albany’s own “School of Rock,” this will be an interactive festivity highlighting some of the Albany Peace Project’s largest attempts at reducing violence in the Capital Region by creating a much safer, more mindful, and more peaceful community through mind-body coherence practices.
 
Please join us for hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and special presenters such Albany Peace project founder, Bethany Gonyea and Dr. Karin Reinhold of the University at Albany, for six special showcases detailing the heart-mind  evidence based high impact solutions for reducing violence.

Please, R.S.V.P. by January 30th, 2017 by registering at http://coherenceforacause.eventbrite.com.  Early-bird Tickets are $45, and $60 at the door.  Please ask us about our special 3-Level Member sponsorships. For more information, please contact:  Derek Healey at dhealey@albany.edu /917-259 -2866

Special Opportunity for people meditation for the Albany Peace Project! 

Individuals who meditate for each of the 15 days in January during the Albany Peace Project this year, are able to get 30% off of a float….which makes any meditation better!

What is Floating?Floatation therapy provides a unique experience where you can relax the mind and body simultaneously. You enter a float tank with about 1,200 lbs of epsom salt dissolved in 10 inches of water that is warmed to skin temperature. The dense solution lets you float effortlessly, regardless of your body type, and allows your body fully relax without gravity pulling you down. There are a lot of physical benefits to soaking in epsom salt – muscle recovery, soothing aches & pains, sunburn relief, skin exfoliating, healing dry skin.

Float tanks are often called sensory deprivation tanks because they provide an environment that reduces sensory input, for the first time since birth your brain no longer has to process all the sights, sounds and smells around you. Without gravity, temperature or sensory input to process the brain slows down and begins to produce theta waves which kind of act as a bridge between the conscious and subconscious mind.

Theta wave state promotes creativity, relaxation, learning ability and focus, floating can encourage and even propel you into a state of meditation, allowing you to reorganize your thoughts, reduce stress and even make positive suggestions and reprogram the subconscious mind for positive change in your life.

So, Why Float?

Some people float to relieve pain or just to unwind and keep their stress levels in check, some float for mental clarity or introspection. The restricted environment of an isolation tank allows just about anyone to reach deep meditative states after a few sessions making everybody’s experience a unique and personal journey.

Research on floating and Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (R.E.S.T.) has been conducted since the early 1960’s after it’s invention by Dr. John C. Lilly. A lot of claims can be made about it’s benefits but it’s often best to keep it simple, so here are a few of the primary benefits of floating in an isolation tank.

Relaxation

The first and best reason everyone should try it out, think about it, when was the last time your brain got a chance to rest? Inside a float tank there are no sounds or smells, nothing to see, no pop-up ads or distractions, heck, there’s barely any gravity dragging you down. It’s the ultimate stress free environment, in fact just 1 hour in the tank is comparable to 4 hours of deep sleep, it’s the perfect reset.

Pain Relief

Immediately after laying down in the tank you begin to feel every muscle in your body unwind and loosen up, your blood pressure starts to drop as you begin to hear your heart rate (can’t turn that sound off) and blood circulation increases throughout the body. This relaxed state combined with a 1,000 lbs of epsom salt is an excellent way to boost recovery in athletes and to reduce chronic pain and inflammation. Recent studies have shown that floating may be the best therapy to mitigate the effects of fibromyalgia and other neurological pain disorders. We are participating in a massive world wide case study on the effects of floating on fibromyalgia, if you’d like to learn about how you could try it for less than half-price, check out the Fibromyalgia Flotation Project.

Exploration

Think about the last time you sat down to reflect upon an issue without immediately getting distracted by a phone, facebook or a crooked picture frame on the wall. Meditation is a means to mental clarity but it requires a great deal of discipline and practice, floatation therapy provides a shortcut to these deep introspective states which can enhance creativity, clear the mind and allow one to overcome previously daunting life challenges. Floating allows your brain to fall into a slower brainwave known as theta which is often described as a bridge between the conscious and the incredibly powerful subconscious mind.

To obtain your 30% discount, please forward the email you receive from the Albany Peace Project for each day from January 1-15 to this email address:  floatationmeditationdiscount@juno.com.  

Fees:
1 Hour Float – $50 (with 30% discount $35)
2.5 Hour Float – $65 (with 30% discount 45.50)
2 Hour Float – – $80 (with 30% discount $56)

We will contact you regarding how to receive your discount.

To learn more visit: Requiescent.com

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This Sunday & Schedule Changes…

This Sunday & Schedule Changes…

Yoga and The Luminous Body
Ray Crist, Shaman and Founder of The Jaguar Path Yoga School

Sunday September 25 1:30-4:30 PM
15 minutes from Albany at  Stable Gate Farm & Winery
10 Linda Way, Castleton-On-Hudson, NY

YOGA TEACHERS receive three credit hours for Yoga Alliance Certification for attending this class

For Beginning and Advanced Yogis….

Yogis and shamans alike understand that traumatic experiences are stored in the body. In this workshop we will explore how Yoga can be integrated with  with shamanic principals to accelerate healing. Through shamanic eyes we will see how yoga practice assists the somatic release of stagnated energies and how using shamanic techniques for freeing energy, accelerates our yoga practice and brings us in a deeper level of healing.

Ray Crist,  founder of the Jaguar Path Yoga and Shamanic School,  has been teaching yoga and leading workshops on Yoga and Shamanism at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health since 2005. He has presented his work in the Yoga Journal conference in NYC and has been offering workshops and trainings in the US, Canada, Mexico, Peru and Greece.  Ray has a background in Chinese medicine studies, Thai Yoga, Martial Arts, Shamanism and is certified as Vinyasa Yoga and Kripalu yoga leading teacher.

Through his 12 year journey of healing cancer, Ray worked closely with three lineages of Shamans in Peru. From his life changes, healing process and initiation as an Alto Mesayok (Andean Shaman) he has created the Jaguar Path training and educational travel programs.

The Jaguar Path Yoga and Shamanic school is accepting applications for the 2016-17 year.  You can learn more at:  www.JaguarPath.com

$ 25-40 Donation Appreciated

10 Week Prosperity Plus Program Starting Monday 10/3 

6:30 pm Mondays Starting Date change – starting 10/3 (was 9/26)
off of Central AvenueMotion Industries, 12 Jupiter Lane, Albany,

Call Ann Becker to help with directions in office park: 857-1705, or email at: Ann.Becker@motion-ind.com.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity

Numinous is offering the Prosperity Plus program, created by Marry Morrissey, a  world-renowned life coach, motivational speaker, spiritual author and creator of Dream Building program.

This is a dynamic, video based 10 week program that starts Monday 3/28.  It teaches a new way of living centered on spiritual practices for an abundant life. The program focuses on 10 universal laws that govern an abundant life and encouraging participants to put these laws into daily practice.

To learn more, please visit this link: http://prosperitypluscourse.com/

The strength for participating in a group like this one is to have the support of a mastermind group that helps you with your goals, that helps you keep motivation up and installs and maintains new thought systems and behaviors.

TESTIMONIALS FROM NUMINOUS PARTICIPANTS

– Prosperity Plus allows you to become a person of increase.  During the 10 week course, I became wealthy in every aspect of my life.  I reconnected with family and friends, became more financially solvent, and enjoyed every day as a brand new opportunity to allow all that I want into my life.

– Amazing.  Growth enhancing.  Be aware that your prosperity may come in avenues you do not expect.  Welcome it.

– The Prosperity Plus class has changed my way of relating to my own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around me.  Gratitude is more common in my life, and my reaction is down; I am acting upon my life now.  The best gift:  a group of like minded people I am blessed to be able to call my friends.  I am so grateful for being given this opportunity.   I’m also in for the next class! 

Here are 10 key principles that we will address:

Key 1: Honor your discontent. It holds the gift of your dream.
Key 2: 5 questions to test whether your dream deserves you, your time and your life energy.
Key 3:  Powerfully Rebut your story: “up until now it might have been true, but now I am partnering with a higher power. I and God can do anything.”
Key 4: Recognize fear for what it is: the border between the known and the unknown new you. In the unknown your answers lie.  We have the solution to the problems we face.
Key 5: Raise your vibration: bless what you have & be an agent of increase to others.  Intentioning requires an elevating emotions.
Key 6: Forgiveness work of self and others. It cleans your energy, removes blocks and leaks in your energy field, which creates a vacuum in your energy field for more positive things to come through.
Key 7: Get in touch with the voice of inspired insight, divine wisdom. Then act. (ALWAYS go to the edge of the light you see).
Key 8: Partner with someone to support each other in your dream. All things are possible to the ones that believe….others belief in ourselves helps us when we doubt
Key 9: Failure is just feedback. It allows you to know more of who you are. Choose to be better over bitter. Don’t let failure have you.
Key 10: Celebrate. It is about the process, and during it you discover who you are. That is what it is all about.

The power of this class is that of having a group that comes together each week to share their successes, which enhances everyone’s success.  We will have lots of fun and sharing as we learn how to create a mindset that fosters abundance in all areas of life.

The cost is $50 for the video materials plus tithing to Numinous as advised by Marry Morrisey as part of the course

If you are interested, please email Karin Reinhold;  kbreinhold@gmail.com

Guest Speaker: Kelsie Kenefick, Official Guide for John of God

Friday September 30 at 7:00 PM
Shenendehowa Adult Community Center
6 Clifton Commons Court, Clifton Park, NY 12065

Internationally renowned healer, John of God, will be at Omega Institute in October 2016.  John of God has been healing people for over 55 years.  He is most famous for his  ability to perform physical surgeries without anesthesia or sterilization.

John of God has been on multiple television shows throughout the world, and Oprah went to visit him personally.  Wayne Dyer described in his book Wishes Fulfilled, how John of God healed him of leukemia…at a distance.

Kelsie Kenefick, author of Journey to the Spirit World, and official Casa Guide of John of God’s working residence in Brazil will be at Omega in Rhinebeck to help support the work of John of God where he sees approximately 1000 people a day.

I asked Kelsie if she would come lead us to into deep transformative meditation similar to the meditations that occur at the Casa where John of God sees thousands of people a day at no cost to participants.

It is this type of meditation, referred to as “current” that provides the powerful energetic charge through which John of God performed his healings.  In fact, when the “current” gets too low,(especially when he is performing a more intricate surgery, for example a heart surgery)  he will ask for more meditators to come sit in current.    This is a special opportunity to experience sitting in the “current” of energy of the world’s most revered spiritual healers and Kelsie is highly skilled at leading such currents.

Kelsie will talk briefly about meditative current to help explain how miracles can occur when saints and doctors from the spirit world come through to heal. This brief introduction will be followed by a powerful healing meditation.

Kelsie is an amazing person who has been traveling between the US and Brazil for the last several years, and who outlined how she personally experienced the miracles of John of God in her book “Journey To The Spirit World.”  It is her greatest joy to encourage others to have the experience.   She will lead us in a deep cleansing current.

This is a special opportunity to experience sitting in the “current” of energy of one of the world’s most revered spiritual healers.  Kelsie is skilled at leading such currents.

Please wear white, if possible. Feel free to bring photos of others for healing.

http://johnofgodboulder.com/upstate-ny.html

$25 Donation Appreciated
Changing Your Destiny Lines – Shamanic Ceremony for Accelerating Manifesting

(Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00 PM) CHANGED TO SUNDAY OCTOBER 9 AT 4;00
Shenedehowa Adult Center CHANGED SPIRIT TREE CONNECTIONS, 987 NEW LOUDON ROAD LATHAM

To accelerate manifestation, Shamans have been developing ceremonial technologies for millennia that externalize internal intentional processes.  Through ceremony, we accelerate manifesting by moving intentions from the internal world to the external world.     In this talk, Shaman Ray Crist and founder of the Jaguar Path  Yoga and Shamanic school  will be sharing a truly magical way on how to manifest something we want in the future. This can be a change in life, in relationships or even a goal we want to set for our work through the ceremony of Sand Painting.

The Jaguar Path Yoga and Shamanic school is accepting applications for the 2016-17 year.  You can learn more at:  www.JaguarPath.com

$20 donation appreciated

Using Meditation To Eliminate Emotional and Physical Pain

Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00 PM CHANGED TO THURSDAY OCTOBER 6 AT 7:00 PM
Shenendehowa Adult Community Center
6 Clifton Commons Court
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Often when people start to learn meditation, they may start with a formal process and formal instruction.  This cookie cutter approach of course has it’s incredibly valuable benefits, however, it often doesn’t meet the needs of people going through incredible pain, either emotional or physical.  People often attend these gatherings in crises and leave saying, “I tried meditation, it did not work for me.”  That is unfortunate, because meditation offers amazing tools to reduce human suffering.

As former Director of the Albany TMJ & Facial Pain Center, Bethany Gonyea worked with car accident patients teaching them how to use their pain as a biofeedback instrument to accelerate consciousness.  She uses these same skills to apply to emotional pain as well.  Bethany will share with you techniques and understandings that she has been cultivating for 25 years to accelerate well being.  It all begins with developing an “intolerance for feeling miserable.”    She will be offering her basic techniques for personalizing meditation from her new audio book, “Using Meditation To Eliminate Emotional and Physical Pain”  scheduled to be available by Christmas.

New event!
Violence Interrupters:  Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Meet Everyday Heroes that Protect Albany Streets! 

Saturday October 22 at
Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary
College of Saint Rose

The Interrupters documentary presents unforgettable profiles in courage, as three former street criminals in Chicago place themselves in the line of fire to protect their communities. The two-hour film follows the lives of these “Violence Interrupters,” who include the charismatic daughter of one of the city’s most notorious former gang leaders, the son of a murdered father, and a man haunted by a killing he committed as a teenager. As they intervene in disputes to prevent violence, they reveal their own inspired journeys of struggle and redemption.  This work is the inspiration for our local Cure Violence chapter (formerly SNUG) funded through Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region.

After the documentary, we will have a panel discussion featuring Cure Violence Interrupters and others who work heroically to reduce violence in Albany.
CANCELED FOR OCTOBER – TO BE RESCHEDULED IN THE FUTURE Transformational Leadership Summit – Full Day Retreat For Peace Leaders – 

Sunday October 23 12:00-8:00 PM
15 minutes from Albany at  Stable Gate Farm & Winery
10 Linda Way, Castleton-On-Hudson, NY

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