Highlighted & New Events

That time of year again…we are looking for help with the gardens around the house. Watering, weeding, deadheading, etc. are all important tasks that keep the place looking beautiful. You can choose to manage a single garden, join with a friend and do it together or offer to help the gardening crew. Small easy to manage garden areas are available or challenge yourself and take on one of the bigger ones. Every little bit helps. So many of you enjoy the benefits of having a place like Sacred Waters; now you have an opportunity to give back a little. If gardening isn’t your “thing” how about offering to sweep the front porch once a week? Any time you can offer is helpful for any job. If you are interested, please contact mafilchka@gmail.com”
Thank you.

“Strive constantly to serve the welfare of the world; by devotion to selfless work one attains the supreme goal of life.” Bhagavad Gita

Drawn from
The Essene Book of Days by Danaan Parry

On Thursday at 7 p.m.
Silent meditation is followed by tea and conversation. Any and all are welcome to join in this vital endeavor for global peace, no experience necessary.  This month we will meditate on the topic of equality with a quiet chime a few minutes before the end of meditation to enable us to send our energy outwards.
Love Donation

Friday, July 20th at 6:30
at 308 S. Scott, St. Patrick’s Parish Center
Cost: $15 for the entire day including Kirtan. No separate cost for just Kirtan.  
This gathering is being spearheaded by De Bryant in conjunction with the World Parliament of Religions. It will include representatives of all faiths in the Michiana area. For more information see the website at http://interfaithsb.com

 Kirtan is a listening and interactive sound healing experience. Using call and response chanting with easy, repetitive melodies and joyous danceable rhythms, the songs are sung in the ancient languages of world religions. They set free the chattering mind, deepen the breath, and create a state of calm, where the eternal love that lies in each heart can unfold and open. All ages and faith traditions welcome. Bring a cushion for floor sitting or sit in our chairs.Love Donation. For more information see yogachant.

Upcoming Events

Judith Robert, Ph.D. and Carol Lloyd will present stand-alone classes on special topics in Psychological Astrology. Each meeting will be a presentation on a new topic with chart examples. Classes will be held on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Sacred Waters from 7-9 pm. $15 per class.A basic understanding of astrology is required (meaning of planets, houses, signs). Participants will have an opportunity to apply the principle taught to class charts. If you would like to share your chart during the class please send your birth data (date, time and place of birth) to the respective teacher at least two days before class. If you would like a copy of your chart with the class topic highlighted but prefer not to discuss chart in class, please indicate this preference. 
June 27, 2018 – Questions? with Carol Lloyd Do you have a burning question that needs an answer? Fortunately, astrology has an app for that! Come for a demonstration of horary astrology. Learn how planetary Essential Dignities are applied. Email your hot question to carolflloyd@yahoo.com Phrase your question for a yes or no answer in class. 
July 25, 2018 – Vesta the “Goddess of the Hearth” with Judith Robert Vesta is an asteroid associated with the Roman Vestal Virgins who tended the temple fire in the center of Rome. This careful tending of the fire was essential to the continuation of the city. In the natal chart Vesta suggests how and where we feel devoted in some aspect of our life. Please RSVP to judith1739@comcast.net
August 29, 2018 – Pallas the “Wise Counselor” with Judith Robert Pallas Athena was the strategist who provided guidance to Odysseus during the Trojan War. Her placement in the natal chart suggests were we seek and assist others with wise counsel. Please RSVP to judith1739@comcast.net
September 26, 2018 – Health! An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure with Carol Lloyd A little precaution before a crisis occurs is preferable to a lot of fixing up afterward. Learn the astrological signatures for potential health challenges. Find out how planetary Essential Dignities are applied in Medical astrology interpretation. Email carolflloyd@yahoo.comwith your birth data if you would like your chart included in class discussion.
Biographies: Judith Robert received her diploma from Liz Greene’s Centre for Psychological Astrology in London, in 2011, her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University in Evanston in 1984 and her diploma from the Jung Institute in Chicago in 1995. She has a consulting practice in Psychological Astrology in South Bend, IN.Carol Lloyd has been an astrologist since 1988 and has taught classes since 1992. Carol has studied various astrological systems, including Medieval, Western, Vedic, Babylonian, Cosmobiology, and Chinese Four Pillars. Horary astrology is one of her specialties as she enjoys using astrology to get answers to life’s many questions.
New Date
Reiki 1 on July 28, from 10 – 5 p.m.  
Reiki 2 on July 29  from 10 – 5 p.m.
You may take one or both classes, but need to have taken level 1 to take level 2. Classes may be taken as a refresher or in anticipation of the Reiki Master weekend training next year.
Level 1 lays the groundwork – background on the tradition, beginning to sense energy, meditations to assist movement into a sensory consciousness, learning about your Reiki guides, the first attunement to the power symbol, learning the basic hand positions, practice with a partner.

Level 2 builds on 1 – knowledge of the first 3 symbols, additional meditations and techniques, the second attunement now to 3 symbols, sending Reiki long-distance, self-treatment, proxy healing, and practicing with a partner using the new symbols and techniques.

Cost for each class is $150, book and handouts are included.  Please register early so you will have time to memorize the Level 2 symbols. To register for one or both classes, mail payment to Sagewater Yoga LLC at PO Box 942, South Bend, In 46624.  
Details on how to prepare and what to bring will be sent once I receive your payment, so please include your email address. Please also include a mailing address if you are taking level 2.

Recurring Events

On the first Tuesday from 7 – 9 p.m. Will not meet again until September.
 For all those that have taken Michael’s Numerology class. This is a time to go a little deeper into aspects of your charts with the help of his new book, Ascension Numerology. This Tuesday we will continue reading the book.
On the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7 – 8 p.m. Will not meet again until September.
This class consists of laying down and resting deeply, fully supported with props, and being guided into a state of very, very deep relaxation. When practiced regularly, Yoga Nidra (Yogic sleep) is very helpful in decreasing levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and tension. $10/class 
On the second Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The beautifully lit crystal bowls and the purity of their vibrations, combine to create a perfect atmosphere for meditation and energy balancing. 
On the third Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Ginny Null leads us in her wonderful evenings of spirituality in the Native American tradition. Since Ginny is Spirit-led the evenings are always full of surprises. Ginny does not teach during June, July and August.
Greet the new year in silence at our next meditation for peace at Sacred Waters on the first Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m.. Those of us who meditated together on the solstice had a deeply powerful experience, leading us to hope that in some small way a turn has begun. 
On the first Thrusday at 7 p.m. 
Carl Jung believed dreams were direct communications from the unconscious to the conscious, and therefore an opportunity for personal growth. If you’re not familiar with dream interpretation, the process is quite simple: learn to remember your dreams and develop your intuition. But since it’s often much easier to interpret someone else’s dream than your own, we’ll share our dreams in a supportive environment to benefit from each others’ intuitive insights.If you have any recent dreams to share, please type each one up and give it a title. Then bring your written dreams for the group to work on. Love Donation 
On Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
Gentle Yoga.. with emphasis placed on flexibility…which is the key to aging safely and gracefully…suitable for all ages. This is a work at your own level class with modifications given for most poses. Suggested Donation: $10.
On the second Thursday at 7 p.m.
Diane Winn, Brenda Statzer and others will lead us in an evening of chanting, drumming and sharing as women gather to support one another. This sacred fire for women is from the Cherokee tradition as taught by Momfeather Erickson. The coming together of feminine energy and spiritual insights makes this a wonderful event. Some of us honor the Cherokee tradition by wearing a skirt but this is optional. 
To Be Announced
Become empowered by your personal power animals! We’ll discuss their various roles as totems, teachers, messengers, and their place as guides in your life. Join us on a drum-assisted journey! We will be journeying for 25 minutes. Bring a blindfold and a small pillow (neither are required) to block out the physical and explore the non-physical shamanic worlds. We will be using a CD for the drumming. Discussion and sharing will be done by the group. 
Friday, July 20th at 6:30
at 308 S. Scott, St. Patrick’s Parish Center
Kirtan is a listening and interactive sound healing experience. Using call and response chanting with easy, repetitive melodies and joyous danceable rhythms, the songs are sung in the ancient languages of world religions. They set free the chattering mind, deepen the breath, and create a state of calm, where the eternal love that lies in each heart can unfold and open. All ages and faith traditions welcome. Bring a cushion for floor sitting or sit in our chairs.Love Donation. For more information see yogachant.org
On the 2nd Tuesday at 7 p.m. 
Includes Buddhist meditation techniques, study of the scriptures, discussion and videos. Kirby has been a practicing Buddhist for many years and has written a book called Buddhism: A Westerner’Compendium. This group does not meet during the summer months.
Sacred Waters Kirtan drummers Carolyn Koebel and Jacquee Dickey will hold down the center as the circle weaves a rhythmic tapestry of drums, voices and movement. Pack up your percussion, bring your dancing feet and your singing voice. Invite your friends and come meet new ones. Oh, and those winter blahs? Bring them too, ’cause they’re going down! No music experience necessary! Children are welcome but must be supervised and shadowed by parents. Bring a drum or we have a few extra drums at Sacred Waters 
On the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.
The purpose of the Sound Circle group is to provide a gathering place where people can vocally express themselves in a non-judgmental, uninhibited way. Toning is the production of long, sustained pitches using vowel sounds and select words. Healing harmonics and overtones are created by the blending of vocal timbres and the volume of the sound created by the participants. Toning circles are going strong around the country and the world. Toning is ages old. Sound has been used in the past and is being used more and more as a vehicle for healing and general well-being. The power of toning backed by positive intention is beneficial not only to the participants but has far-reaching impact.
There is no religious affiliation and even though it may be termed a spiritual pursuit, it is by no means a solemn event. There can be some tremendously exuberant energy created. Each toning session is different according to the persons involved. You do not need to be a “singer.” Everybody can benefit by letting the breath move through the vocal cords and listening to his/her own, unique sound. Even if you think you are tone deaf, you can feel safe to try toning in a circle of sound, adding to the group sound as you feel more and more comfortable. It’s not about who can tone the loudest or longest. It’s about being in the present moment with the healing power of sound.
Kathy Keasey has decades of experience with choirs, vocal coaching and accompanying. Her interest in the healing vibration of sound led her to create the first area Sound Circle while she was Music Director at Unity Church of Peace. Kathy has a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin College, Master of Music from the University of Illinois, and a degree from IUSB as a licensed public school music teacher. She taught high school choirs in the area for 6 years and most recently accompanied the South Bend Chamber Singers, and directed their ad hoc Children’s Choir. She is semi-retired, continuing her love of teaching piano and vocal coaching. Love Donation.
Next workshop to be announced.
Are you familiar with The Work of Byron Katie and interested in deepening your practice? Becky Lindstrom will be offering an advanced workshop on April 30th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.. In order to participate, please be sure that you’ve either taken a previous class on The Work or read one of Byron Katie’s books, such as ‘Loving What Is’ or ‘I Need Your Love – Is That True?’. Please respond to this email if you are interested in further information, or if you would like to register for this program.
Becky Lindstrom is a UC Davis-certified life coach and owner of Ever Present Coaching. Her journey to coaching began five years ago when she first developed panic attacks and anxiety. She ultimately learned how to use fear as a catalyst for personal growth and is now proud to serve as a compassionate, collaborative resource for those who choose to take the same journey. Her mission is to help people connect with their inner wisdom and cultivate a renewed passion for life. To learn more about her coaching philosophy and practice, visit her website at www.everpresentcoaching.com. She has attended a number of Byron Katie workshops and uses her techniques in working with clients. Her new book, Ever Present Gratitude: How to Use Fear & Anxiety as a Catalyst for Growth, will be self-published in the early summer of 2015.
On the fourth Thursday at 7 p.m.
We welcome anyone who is interested in pursuing this study- you do not have to be a part of the original group. This month we will continue reading Swami Vivekananda’s lectures on JanaYoga – the path of the mind.Jerry Jankiewicz will be facilitating the group (with support of Indra) and if you have any questions feel free to contact him: e-mail larger@michiana.org or you could contact Joyce as well. Swamaji’s writings are guaranteed to change your thinking processes and outlook on the world. Love Donation 
On the 4th Tuesday 7 – 8:30 p.m. 
Andrew Harvey once said that if he could take only one book to a deserted island “The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna” would be his choice. The book is written in dialogue form detailing the conversations Ramakrishna had with people that came to see him. It records his moods, his songs, his humor and gives one a sense of what it would be like to be in the presence of a Divine Incarnation. Using wonderful analogies, Ramakrishna discusses some of the most profound spiritual topics and his own spiritual experiences. We will stop often for discussion and sharing. I will have extra copies for everyone.
On Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon. 
Do you feel stressed and unable to find time to just Be? Do you find it difficult to meditate at home with so many distractions? Come join us on Sunday mornings. According to the great mystic Meister Eckhart: “Wherever this Word (of God) is to be heard, it must occur in stillness and Silence. We cannot be of greater service to this Word than through stillness and silence. There we can hear and understand it correctly.” Sermon 18. We will begin the hour with 20 minutes of silent meditation. We will then do a 5 minute silent walking meditation followed by another 20 minutes of silence. For more information e-mail jhug@michiana.org.
On most Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. 
The practice is done with a DVD and involves very basic movements. We have been using the Spring Forest QiGong method and we all find that it really does enhance your energy. There have been times when we all felt exhausted when we came and left feeling fine.
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