Upcoming Activites Here and There

It’s a busy autumn!  Here’s a short list of some upcoming activities in our collective:

Thunder Awakeners Lodge in North Carolina, USA welcomes Ina Mlekush, master Quodoushka teacher and marriage counselor, for a series of ceremonies Nov. 11 through Nov. 13,  featuring healing our sense of self, creating beauty in our lives, creating good relationships, and moving into the holidays with depth of spirit.  For  more information, contact Michael at thunderawakenerslodge@gmail.com.

The Light Warrior Clan in Michigan, USA, looks at the powers of the universe – know as the Children’s Twenty Count – in two parts: Part 1 on Nov. 10 addresses the So Below powers – the ones we experience in our physical world; Part 2 on Dec. 1 looks at the As Above powers, those from the realm of spirit.  For more information, visit the Light Warrior Clan Meetup.

ICSS in Toronto, Canada, is sponsoring a Quodoushka I January 10-13, 2013.  Start the year off right! Learn more at the ICSS web site.  Or travel with them to Teotihuacan, Mexico in February.

The teachings and ceremony at these events all come from the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path.

Achieving Balance in a Chaotic World

On a Sunday afternoon in April, Jan Orsi, co-author of  Song of the Deer, spoke in Scottsdale at the monthly forum sponsored by The Institute of Noetic Sciences on the topic of “Achieving Balance in a Chaotic World.” Speaking to a gathering of 30 people, Jan focused on the uncommon warrior in each of us that transforms tyrants into teachers and chaos into opportunity.

As a speaker, Jan draws on her interest in waking people up to understand how balance can be achieved in these chaotic times through access to the ancient teachings. She achieves this by taking the audience on a journey through the medicine wheels of learning.

Drawing on a teaching that identifies specific kinds of tyrants in order to learn how  to change these situations, Jan engaged the audience in reflection on particular relationships and life situations that participants had found difficult.  This discussion revealed new options and opportunities by encouraging participants to choose truth and integrity in relationships over approval, recognition, security, and acceptance.

Through her writing, teaching, and one-on-one mentoring, Jan touches students of all ages.  Her determination is to seek knowledge, step beyond belief, and produce Beauty.

More about IONS

From the IONS-Phoenix web site:

“What is IONS? The Institute of Noetic Sciences was created 35 years ago by Edgar Mitchell, one of our first astronauts to the moon. As he saw the earth rise over the surface of the moon, it was such an extraordinary, emotional experience for him that he suddenly knew there was no separation of spirit, mind and matter. And that one day science would come to fully understand this interconnectedness.”

More about Tyrants

If you are interested in learning more about the kinds of tyrants and what they teach us, see the DTMMS publication Mastering the Tyrants.