1.8.17 Bernard Shuman – Mindfulness As A Solution To Violence

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Bernard and I became fast friends when we met at a community meeting in Albany’s south end.  Bernard had just gotten out of prison three months earlier after doing a 24 year bid where he had learned Alternative To Violence (AVP) Skills and worked as an AVP facilitator in prison for 18 years.

Bernard and I immediately started talking about how passionate we were about promoting peace.  We decided to put our skills together and created a program we call MASVMindfulness As A Solution To Violence (we pronounce it “Massive”) .  In this program I teach Institute of HeartMath’s heart coherence skills with emWave technology on laptops, and Bernard teaches the Alternatives to Violence program that was birthed at the Green Haven Prison 40 years ago.  Bernard is an amazing AVP facilitator, and his sincerity shines through.

I love Bernard’s meditation, I have thought about it many times since we recorded it.  It shows his deep appreciation for daily life.  As Bernard says, “The worst day out of prison is still way better then the best day in prison.”

I think it would behoove many of us to create our own version of Bernard’s appreciation through contrast.    Bernard appreciates his freedom every day because he was without it so long.

Upcoming NUMINOUS events: 

Coherence for a Cause: A Midwinter’s Night Benefit:
Saturday Evening February 4.  Doors open from 6-10
To celebrate the 4th Year of the Albany Peace Project, our Peace Project Team has been working diligently for months to bring to you some of the best food and entertainment in the Capital Region! With every ticket purchased, a meal will be donated to a family in need, which is true to not only our mission, but to the larger cause of the evening: Peace. How are we to expect people that suffer from stress, hunger, poverty, and malnourishment to meditate? At the end of the day we must get off our meditation cushions, carry that frequency forward, and help those in need. We at the Albany Peace Project are invested in all of our neighborhoods, and it is our pleasure to showcase several different causes that are imperative to creating a more coherent community!
http://www.peacefulcities.org/events/coherence-for-a-cause/
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This is a benefit to raise support the Albany Peace Project/Global Peaceful Cities Project www.PeacefulCities.org.  Please consider attending.

The Art of Feminine Presence
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Sunday 1/8/17 2-4 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110
(near Century House in Latham)
* Learn how to be feminine, and yet still hold an unmistakable presence of love and strength.   Thousands of women have learned these skills and many of them report how learning the art of Feminine Presence has drastically enhanced their efficacy in the world.  Women, you don’t want to miss this!   Jill Body has an amazing repertoire of work to draw from which adds great value to this work.
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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)
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* 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.
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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.
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The Sacred Bedroom; Volume 1 – Sleep©
Sunday 1/29/17 2-4 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
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(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
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10 Months to Total Transformation – Change your Trajectory – Transform with a Tribe
Advanced Intentional Master Class with Bethany Gonyea
Introduction to the 10 Month Curriculum
Saturday February 11 2:00-4:30 PM
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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?
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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!

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:  http://albanypeaceproject.com/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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