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Answering Your Call

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The Call of the Higher Self

 Moving Beyond Mind-Body

  Workshop with Vickie Spray and Mary Waller

 

The call from our Higher Self is an invitation to move beyond our fear-body responses and experience our original wisdom, power and possibility. We are capable of learning how to tap into the infinite wisdom of the Universe and to know ourselves as a part of that Universe. We are now living in the Great Human Awakening. It is a powerful shift in consciousness and it cannot be stopped. It is growing in intensity. We must each ask ourselves if we are willing to transcend our narrow interpretation of reality.

  • Meditation
  • Journaling
  • Group Witness
  • Question and Answer
  • Video
  • Technique for Overcoming Old Beliefs

 

When: August 14th     1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Price: $45.00

Where: Abundance Wellness Center 325 John Knox Road

 

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/uaHWcnuf-gA

Vickie Spray 850-322-6944

Register: yourlifeexpressions@gmail.com

 

Horse Pole DancerJourney Circle For Women!

 

Wouldn’t you like to share your story in writing, collage, art or some other type of creative expression?

Where did you start and where are you now? What’s next in your next phase of life?

Honoring Our Path Toward Ourselves ~ Sharing Our Path With Others

You have dipped and turned and twisted. You have halted and then sputtered back alive again. You have overcome and learned new depths of nonresistance. You have discovered a new understanding of the real you and the real world.

 

Come gather with other women who want to share their journey with other women! This is a safe and non-competitive environment where we are allowed to be witness to another woman’s path.

Open to 20 participants. RSVP required.

Each woman will have 3-5 minutes to express her inspired creation!

A salad will be served.

Please car pool!

An easel will be provided for your art.

Time: 10am-1:00am

Date: June 28th

Vickie Spray’s Residence:. Directions will be provided after registration!

Cost: $35.00 First come first served!

Contact Vickie: vickiespray@yourlifeexpressions.com  850-322-6944

 

Workshop Rescheduled

Due to a family pet emergency the workshop was rescheduled for a different
time and venue. Thank you for all the lovely women who were at the
workshop and helped me in the emergency! You were wonderful!!

Several women contacted me who could not attend the January 17th workshop.
Please register by contacting me at this address. ASAP.
A valentine workshop for the women who have grown and are growing to love
themselves through compassion and healing.

My Mother and Me
Writing about our Mothers
With Your Life Expressions ~ Vickie Spray

Mother/Daughter relationships can be the most complex relationship we
will ever have in our lifetime and one that deserves a healing clarity.
This workshop will use writing to safely explore our relationships (or
lack there-of) with our mothers. Whatever your connection with your
mother, past or present, writing about it gives you the power to remove
unresolved and confusing emotions.

Have you wanted to write?
You can write whatever it is you would like to write. This is about you
and your mother and you get to tell the story in the way that helps you
understand your relationship and to heal if healing is needed.

Are you worried about how well you write?
Don’t be! This workshop is about you getting words on paper for your
healing and personal growth. Writing is just the tool being used for this
purpose. No worries about punctuation, spelling, grammar, and no worries
of dangling anything. Only rule: confidentiality and that you give
yourself the gift of your writing and your spirit.

From our earliest days, we each need an accurate reflection of our
essential nature in order to thrive. I have found Vickie’s way of inquiry
to be a startling and an accurate reflection of myself that is supportive,
kind and healing. I am certain that, for many of us, Vickie offers a type
of brief therapy that will clarify the path to the future we most desire.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity
to work with her and to have her as an ally.”
Norine Cardea, LMHC

Workshop~ February 14th 2010 ~ 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cost~ $35.00.
Schedule of events~ An inspiring talk concerning the power and healing
that writing about our experiences can bring. This will be followed by a
writing assignment and then we will talk and share what you wrote if you
want. All writing is confidential.
Please contact Vickie Spray to register.
vickiespray@yourlifeexpressions.com
850-322-6944 or 850-926-7065
Vickie Spray is a Therapeutic Writing Coach, writer, self-help columnist,

My Mother and Me-Workshop

Mother/Daughter relationships can be the most complex relationship we will ever have in our lifetime and one that deserves a healing clarity. This workshop will use writing to safely explore our relationships (or lack there-of) with our mothers. Whatever your connection with your mother, past or present, writing about it gives you the power to remove unresolved and confusing emotions.

Have you wanted to write?
You can write whatever it is you would like to write. This is about you and your mother and you get to tell the story in the way that helps you understand your relationship and to heal if healing is needed.

Are you worried about how well you write?
Don’t be! This workshop is about you getting words on paper for your healing and personal growth. Writing is just the tool being used for this purpose. No worries about punctuation, spelling, grammar, and no worries of dangling anything. Only rule: confidentiality and that you give yourself the gift of your writing and your spirit.

“From our earliest days, we each need an accurate reflection of our essential nature in order to thrive. I have found Vickie’s way of inquiry to be a startling and an accurate reflection of myself that is supportive, kind and healing. I am certain that, for many of us, Vickie offers a type of brief therapy that will clarify the path to the future we most desire. Don’t miss this unique opportunity
to work with her and to have her as an ally.”
Norine Cardea, LMHC

Workshop~ January 17th 2010 ~ 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cost~ $35.00~ includes lunch of some kind of delicious soup.
Where~ Vickie’s Residence-space is limited so please register ASAP.
Schedule of events~ An inspiring talk concerning the power and healing that writing about our experiences can bring. This will be followed by a writing assignment and then we will talk and share what you wrote if you want. All writing is confidential.
Please contact Vickie Spray to register.
vickiespray@yourlifeexpressions.com
850-322-6944 or 850-926-7065
Vickie Spray is a Therapeutic Writing Coach, writer, self-help columnist, inspirational speaker, and a non-traditional minister.

I Would Do It Again In a Skinny Minute

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I am telling anyone who will listen that to take six months away from the rut of their working lives could change the rest of their time on this earth. I am convinced that it would make such a difference in our society as a whole that the pharmaceutical companies might get nervous if enough people started doing it.

Imagine six months of waking up in the morning and having a total of two things that absolutely must get done on that day and one of those things is taking a nap. Though that is not exactly how I spent my time as I was attempting to start an entrepreneurial business, I had enough of that kind of day toward the end of this six month stretch of time to garner an immense respect for the concept. The only thing I would have done differently would be to not spend so much time sitting at my computer learning about viral marketing..

I had to weigh my odds when I took this jump of leaving a secure job for a small chance that my business would take off. I had to be willing to go into debt. I had to live with many unknowns and insecurities. I had to be honest about my strengths and weaknesses and my abilities. You get down to you when you open yourself up to the unknown. I said at least a dozen times in these months of exploration that I completely understand why people do not do this. Now I can say that though I understand why more people are not taking six months off from making money, I can absolutely say with surety that to do so could make the difference in living a fulfilled life and living a mundane existence.

I am full of advise on how to do it if anyone is interested. Hell, I might even write a book after I have had time to process some of this. The one thing I would tell them is to not have an agenda concerning how to make money for six month. Just enjoy. Just play in the yard and sleep in and write, paint and start a garden. Learn how to speak Spanish or play the guitar. Go to bed early and get up late. Do whatever you want to do that you have not been able to do because you had to be somewhere.

Passion to Write

writing blogMary brought the lap top to me first thing this morning. Her face was determined and she was in deep thought when she reached me. She brought it to me because I have begun to write again and she wants to support my passion.
It is this passion that has not allowed me to forgo writing even when the hopes of making a living at such an endeavor appears reserved for a very few people. It is this passion that guarantees there will be a pen in almost every coat pocket I own. It is why I have scraps of writing in file cabinets, file folders, unmarked manila envelopes, and tossed haphazardly in my junk drawers.

My passion creates a piece of writing worth publishing just often enough to fuel the desire to write again. It helps to have Mary to remind me that putting ideas, thoughts and stories on paper that someone may consider enticing enough to read is an honorable way to spend one’s time and energy. It may even be virtuous.
And so I have a book I am attempting to get published and I have begun a memoir. The book is a spiritually modern Daily Word sort of approach for abused women. The title is After the Abuse-Your Spiritual Self.

I have wanted to write a memoir forever but could never find the right tone that could convey a lighthearted approach to a serious life. I found the tone somehow and am writing it in earnest I have discovered a fabulous editor who relieves the pressure writers often feel when they write as I know she will catch the blunders and this helps my creativity to live. I need her!

I have known a number of people who give up on their writing and I understand why this happens. Some give up on it and they manage their lives just fine. Others though do not do very well. Writing is an intricate part of who they are and discarding writing is disastrous to their passion for living. I shudder with the realization of how close I came to letting go of something I have loved for so long.
Copyright 2009
Vickie Spray

Ceremony

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Acceptance of our past does not mean we approve of the harm that was done to us. It does not mean we forgive the person who betrayed, hurt or otherwise caused pain in our lives. What it does mean is that we accept whatever happened. We accept that we cannot change what happened and we release our hold on the desire to change what happened. We recognize that we stand now in a different time and a different place. We let go of the negative fog that hangs around this event or series of events. The negative energy that has attached itself to these things will clear. There is now room for positive energy. This positive energy will permeate every thought, action and reaction you have in your daily life.

Find a quiet place. If you are accustomed to centering yourself, use your method now. If you are not accustomed to centering yourself, close your eyes and take three deep breaths and release each breath. Follow each breath in and follow it out until the air of each breath is completely expelled.

Reflect on the relationships you have had. Be aware of the feeling you have with each person and prepare to release your hold on any of the negatives associated with each name. With an attitude of acceptance, hold those people in your mind and the words you have chosen to describe them. Slowly, with a nod toward each one, say aloud, “I accept that you came into my human journey and I release my hold onto the negative belief that experience created.” Feel the clearing of the space within you where pain had lodged. What do you feel now? If it feels right, describe your feeling in writing or to a trusted person.

Vickie Spray
Copyright 2009

I Keep Thinking about Beliefs

Beliefs at First Glance

Beliefs at First Glance

I keep thinking about beliefs. I am amazed at how powerful they are to our individual journey and our collective journeys. A belief can create road blocks and instantly dissolve walls of resistance. Beliefs can fan a life of joyous living or pummel our emotions toward despair. One belief about myself can make the difference between a happy life time or a life tinged with regret, sadness and guilt. Just one belief can create a relationship or break a relationship. Beliefs can nurture an awareness of my authentic SELF or it can erect a thick wall between who I am and who I believe I am as a human being.

Beliefs are what we cling to when our world becomes frightening and unmanageable. When our attempts to control our universe by worry, projection and distraction, fail us, we will kick into the familiar place of beliefs even if those beliefs make us want to eat more, drink more and suffer more. Hell can be made comfortable by our beliefs. I will stay at this job because I can not make it out there on my own. I will hide my talents because people will scoff at them. What other people think of me is more important than who I know myself to be on this earth.

The one belief that feeds most of the pain that I have experienced and witnessed is our belief of unworthiness. It is an old battle for many of us. It is, however, easily understood. We are spirits who come into human form and discover very quickly the hindrances of that human form. Our spirit, which is connected to Source and the stark juxtaposition of what the spirit cares for and what human flesh cares about is disorienting. That difference between what spirit is and what human flesh is, creates a fear of unworthiness that shuts out and shut down that connection throughout our lifetime. We disappoint and get disappointed almost the minute we pop out of our Momma’s because our spirit knows what is possible while humans live from a place of belief concerning their human limitations.

Spirit is love and acceptance. Human form is afraid it will not have enough of what it needs. Spirit knows it is eternal, human form knows that the flesh is temporary. Spirit knows that all things work out for the purpose of the greater good. Human believes that we must control and force our will onto our short-sighted outcome. Spirit knows that nothing can separate us from Source. Humans fear that a belief, wrong decision, or human frailty will divide us from the love of I AM.

What if each of us became aware of that spirit within us? What if we allowed that spirit to have more influence in our walk on this earth? What would happen if we surrendered the belief of unworthiness and fully embraced who we are as spiritual beings in human form? What if the human condition became influenced by Source instead of feeding upon fear of the human condition?

From what I have seen so far, is that when I give over to spirit, my beliefs dissolve and then are reformed into a knowing. This knowing is peaceful. This knowing is not contingent on mood or anything that happens in this world I live in. It is the peace that surpasses all understanding and is steady-still in the midst of an earthly storm. It is where I want to reside.