Gloria Karpinski's Center Circle

Gloria Karpinski's Center Circle

Jun
9
12:30 pm12:30

Evening Lecture: Born For Our Times

  • Community Center behind South Apartments, Guilford College Campus

We have brought to this moment the mandate to be alive, aware and awake. My guidance encourages us to be “as steady as a flame in a wind tunnel.” This evening will offer some thoughts to support that intention as well as a guided meditation.

Jul
14
Jul 16

WORKSHOP: Sacred Service

  • St Francis Prayer Center

     Sacred Service….Sacred Activism: these are powerful phrases we are hearing more and more.  The evolving spiral has turned up the energy, and it invites us to be fully awake in our spiritual identity and fully present in the world—receptive, responsive, connected and involved.
      Awakeness and a desire to serve bring increased clarity and a whole lot of new questions.  
      You and I are creating the realities we share through our intentions, thoughts, emotions and actions, and there is great power in that realization. Consciously or unconsciously, if I am alive, I am creating, and you and I are creating together.
       As you and I are increasingly aware and aware that we are powerful,  radiant spirits with infinite possibilities, what are we going to create now?
     What has power in my life?  What shall I do with the opportunities and talents I have--with my education, contacts,  money, sexual(creative) energy, with social or professional position, with all my skills and resources including freedoms of every kind.
     What is the source of my power? How is spiritual power different from power generated by the personality?  What are the responsibilities and the temptations that accompany this emerging?
     How can I serve others and fulfill my personal goals? How can I better recognize when they intersect?
    How do I avoid burnout? What is my motivation in aligning with Sacred Service? Are my priorities rearranging?
        As the true Self absorbs the personality self more and more, it sculpts it to fulfill soul purpose. A strong imperative from within encourages conscious management of the lifeforce and resources.  
   This workshop explores ways of addressing some of these questions that arise from standing fearlessly, using creative power with clarity and poise. We will address these questions, explore techniques that ground visions, share through exercises and dialogue, meditation, and, above all, take deep breaths of remembrance of who we are and why we incarnated at this time.

FEE: $410  

ALL INCLUSIVE, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY.LIMITED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS.  NOTE: ALL AGES ENCOURAGED
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Aug
10
Aug 13

INTENSIVE: INTERFACE: Life is talking? Are we listening?

  • Dahlonega Spa Resort

   We live in an interdimensional and interconnected dance of energy with all of life.  Decoding your messages starts with awareness that you are always drawing guidance from this dance.  
    Messages are everywhere and everyday…in nature, in our dreams, in our bodies, our relationships,  and the patterns we have created;  arriving through a comment casually said by another or perhaps in a book written in another era and stating the one perfect thing you needed to read.  
     What is your environment saying to you? Are you paying attention?  As a friend was told in Spirit:” answers are everywhere; pick one.”  
    Sometimes we imagine that only certain people receive messages.  Not so.  That mythology persists if we don’t pay attention –and respect-- the messages that are presented to us every day of our lives.
    When our unchallenged assumptions about are in tact and running through their familiar neurological pathways in the brain, we can find ourselves living in the middle of our answers and swimming like the proverbial fish in an ocean looking for water.
   YOUare living in your answers.  So am I.  Everyday. And we are messengers. Everyday .
   The intention of this gathering is to offer a supportive exploratory environment for discovering more of your natural ability to translate the messages you are receiving from life.—fromrepetitive patterns and personal symbols to your relationships with other forms of life.  Above all the intention is to encourage listening to your unique soul and the program includes meditations,  exercises in and outdoors, dialogue and quiet time.

FEE: $650

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Sep
9
9:30 am09:30

CLASS: Mystical Marriage: Quest for the Beloved, Class 1 of 3

All 3 Classes:
Saturday    9/9      9:30-5:30
Saturday    10/7     9:30-5:30         
Saturday    11/11     9:30-5:30

All things are born and held in the Mother’s womb:

Stars, wildflowers, the earth, you and me.
We long for our Mother.

Our Father breathes Will and Intention into creations

And life is named, actualized and directed.
We long for our Father

Like soul lovers, our divided selves seek "the other" until we find it in ourselves. This series of three is designed to assist memory of our wholeness and facilitate the quest for inner balance and integration.

We will explore methods for identifying truths we choose to own and wounds we need to heal. We will look at the archetypes of a patriarchal sky god, which dominated and influenced our culture, and ancient archetypes of the Divine Feminine, too often dismissed or denied in our culture. Our intention will always be to understand how we personally internalize the archetypes and thus shaped our personal beliefs, then our choices. What serves our wholeness? What doesn’t? Where do we go from here?   

In our times these archetypes are being re-imagined. We are participants in the paradigm shift that has at its center the balance of yin and yang, inner and outer, heaven and earth. To serve this consciousness shift, we must first do it within ourselves.

Some of the best and most challenging challenges we have during our quest for the inner marriage are provided by our outer personal relationships. We are living in a time in which gender perceptions are rapidly changing. What is a free woman? What is a "new" man? How do couples, same sex as well as heterosexual, redefine relationships? Relationships quickly mirror psycho-spiritual changes. Sometimes those changes are shared by partners, sometimes they are not. Either way, as we grow we redefine intimacy needs. How do we find new and healthier ways of relating to each other? How do we build bridges between the traditional ways and the new possibilities? How do we reframe relationships as one chooses to live consciously? These are a few of the questions we will address through exercises, directed meditations, dialogue, and instructions.

This is material that is equally useful for men and women.  It includes guided imagery,  exercises, meditations, dialogue and a ritual of integration.

All 3 Classes: $350

Single Class: $135

Limited to 15 Participants
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Class in Winston-Salem.  Directions provided at registration.

Saturday    9/9      9:30-5:30
Saturday    10/7     9:30-5:30         
Saturday    11/11     9:30-5:30

Sep
28
Oct 1

INTENSIVE: CREATIVITY AND SPIRIT

  • St Francis Prayer Center

THE ONLY INTENSIVE FOR 2017!

Our capacity to create is infinite - and impossible to avoid. It never stops as long as we speak, desire, think or act. We take our aspirations and thoughts like cups to the river of life, and it fills them up without question, whether our cups be stingy little realities or big, bold dreams.

Part of the joy of being made in the image of God (and perhaps the true meaning of that phrase) is to create. That seems a strong enough reason to spend time focused on what creativity is about. Each of us is blessed with a divine gift - the unqualified free will to create realities as we will (and the fine print reminds us that we are responsible for what we create).

In the magical place between the formed and the unformed exists endless possibilities. Here there is no lack of abundance: raw material is everywhere, and all of nature's building blocks wait to be called into service. This is a place often more easily reached by the child within than the adult. But ever watch children at play? They are totally in the moment and they are completely serious about their play. So will we be.

In this Intensive we do play, explore, celebrate and experiment with that divine gift.  Through a variety of projects we create metaphors for shadow and light, fantasies and projections.  Highly experiential. Through games, dance, music, art and exercises we play with our imaginations, using the creative tools of color, sound, movement and each other.

This is not about artistic ability or skill. It's not about "art," unless you expand your definition to embrace the art of doing business, medicine, homemaking or whatever is your focus.  We're seeking to open greater access to our creative self so that whatever we do is done with greater imagination, concentration and joy. All that is needed for this Intensive is a genuine desire to free up the flow to all parts of ourselves and a willingness to stretch.  

 

FEE: $425

ALL INCLUSIVE
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Oct
7
9:30 am09:30

CLASS: Mystical Marriage: Quest for the Beloved: Class 2 of 3

All 3 Classes:
Saturday    9/9      9:30-5:30
Saturday    10/7     9:30-5:30         
Saturday    11/11     9:30-5:30

All things are born and held in the Mother’s womb:

Stars, wildflowers, the earth, you and me.
We long for our Mother.

Our Father breathes Will and Intention into creations

And life is named, actualized and directed.
We long for our Father

Like soul lovers, our divided selves seek "the other" until we find it in ourselves. This series of three is designed to assist memory of our wholeness and facilitate the quest for inner balance and integration.

We will explore methods for identifying truths we choose to own and wounds we need to heal. We will look at the archetypes of a patriarchal sky god, which dominated and Influenced our culture, and ancient archetypes of the Divine Feminine, too often dismissed or denied in our culture. Our intention will always be to understand how we personally internalize the archetypes and thus shaped our personal beliefs, then our choices. What serves our wholeness? What doesn’t? Where do we go from here?   

In our times these archetypes are being re-imagined. We are participants in the paradigm shift that has at its center the balance of yin and yang, inner and outer, heaven and earth. To serve this consciousness shift, we must first do it within ourselves.

Some of the best and most challenging challenges we have during our quest for the inner marriage are provided by our outer personal relationships. We are living in a time in which gender perceptions are rapidly changing. What is a free woman? What is a "new" man? How do couples, same sex as well as heterosexual, redefine relationships? Relationships quickly mirror psycho-spiritual changes. Sometimes those changes are shared by partners, sometimes they are not. Either way, as we grow we redefine intimacy needs. How do we find new and healthier ways of relating to each other? How do we build bridges between the traditional ways and the new possibilities? How do we reframe relationships as one chooses to live consciously? These are a few of the questions we will address through exercises, directed meditations, dialogue, and instructions.

This is material that is equally useful for men and women.  It includes guided imagery,  exercises, meditations, dialogue and a ritual of integration.

All 3 Classes: $350

Single Class: $135

Limited to 15 Participants
PayPal / Visa / Mastercard / Check

Class in Winston-Salem.  Directions provided at registration.

Saturday    9/9      9:30-5:30
Saturday    10/7     9:30-5:30         
Saturday    11/11     9:30-5:30

Nov
11
9:30 am09:30

CLASS: Mystical Marriage: Quest for the Beloved: Class 3 of 3

All 3 Classes:
Saturday    9/9      9:30-5:30
Saturday    10/7     9:30-5:30         
Saturday    11/11     9:30-5:30

All things are born and held in the Mother’s womb:

Stars, wildflowers, the earth, you and me.
We long for our Mother.

Our Father breathes Will and Intention into creations

And life is named, actualized and directed.
We long for our Father

Like soul lovers, our divided selves seek "the other" until we find it in ourselves. This series of three is designed to assist memory of our wholeness and facilitate the quest for inner balance and integration.

We will explore methods for identifying truths we choose to own and wounds we need to heal. We will look at the archetypes of a patriarchal sky god, which dominated and Influenced our culture, and ancient archetypes of the Divine Feminine, too often dismissed or denied in our culture. Our intention will always be to understand how we personally internalize the archetypes and thus shaped our personal beliefs, then our choices. What serves our wholeness? What doesn’t? Where do we go from here?   

In our times these archetypes are being re-imagined. We are participants in the paradigm shift that has at its center the balance of yin and yang, inner and outer, heaven and earth. To serve this consciousness shift, we must first do it within ourselves.

Some of the best and most challenging challenges we have during our quest for the inner marriage are provided by our outer personal relationships. We are living in a time in which gender perceptions are rapidly changing. What is a free woman? What is a "new" man? How do couples, same sex as well as heterosexual, redefine relationships? Relationships quickly mirror psycho-spiritual changes. Sometimes those changes are shared by partners, sometimes they are not. Either way, as we grow we redefine intimacy needs. How do we find new and healthier ways of relating to each other? How do we build bridges between the traditional ways and the new possibilities? How do we reframe relationships as one chooses to live consciously? These are a few of the questions we will address through exercises, directed meditations, dialogue, and instructions.

This is material that is equally useful for men and women.  It includes guided imagery,  exercises, meditations, dialogue and a ritual of integration.


All 3 Classes: $350

Single Class: $135

Limited to 15 Participants
PayPal / Visa / Mastercard / Check

Class in Winston-Salem.  Directions provided at registration.

Saturday    9/9      9:30-5:30
Saturday    10/7     9:30-5:30         
Saturday    11/11     9:30-5:30


May
19
May 21

WORKSHOP: SEASONS AND CYCLES: THE CHANGING PARADIGM ON AGING

  • St Francis Prayer Center

WE BEGIN TO AGE AS SOON AS WE ARE BORN.  FROM THE FIRST CYCLE OF OUR LIVES WE ARE   ENCOURAGED TO GROW AND MATURE    BUT AT SOME ARBITRARY POINT IN TIME THE WORD “MATURE”  TOO OFTEN BEGINS TO TAKE ON NEW AND LESS POSITIVE CONNOTATIONS. FEW MYTHS AND ASSUMPTIONS IN OUR COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS ARE AS AMBIGUOUS, PUZZLING AND OFTEN AS UNCHALLENGED AS THE ONES ON AGING.
    WE SPENT TIME, MONEY AND ENERGY TO EXTEND OUR TIME ON EARTH (THE MESSAGE: GETTING OLDER IS A GOOD THING.)  WE SPEND EQUAL AMOUNTS OF TIME, MONEY AND ENERGY TO TURN TIME BACK (THE MESSAGE: GETTING OLD IS NOT SUCH A GOOD THING.)
      WHEN DO YOU BEGIN TO THINK YOU WERE OR WILL BE OFFICIALLY OLD? 40? 50? 60 PLUS?   ARE INTERNALIZED ATTITUDES ABOUT AGING SETTING YOU UP FOR LIMITING YOUR POSSIBILITIES?   HOW DO YOU FEEL BOUT YOUR OWN MORTALITY AND IS THE FEAR OF YOUR OWN DEATH CREATING DREAD OF THE PASSING YEARS? WHAT PIECE OF THE ILLUSION ARE YOU WILLING TO EXPLODE?
        WE WILL EXAMINE OUR PERSONAL MYTHS AND RELEASE THOSE THAT ARE LIMITING AND DEADENING TO THE SPIRIT AND REDEFINE OUR INTENTION TO LIVE FULLY EVERY SINGLE MOMENT OF LIFE.  THIS WORKSHOP IS DESIGNED TO OFFER TO ANY AGE SOME SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS FOR CONSCIOUS AGING AS WELL   AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE RICHNESS OF SHARED WISDOM.

FEE: $410  

ALL INCLUSIVE, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY. LIMITED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS. 
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