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You’ve saved your pet from a shelter and given them their forever home. But they are still a little anxious and scared. They duck when you try to pet them or they jump at every new sound. They may even cry or whimper. The Blue Lotus-RVA is hosting an information seminar by Stephanie Whitehead on some techniques you can practice with your new pet that will help calm them and make their adjustment (and yours) a little easier. We’ll discuss ways that may help your rescue animal feel more at home and bond with you and your family. Come learn what you can do to help ease the transition for your new family member. There will be a Question and Answer session, plus, you’ll get to take home some gifts for you and your pet. So, make sure you let us know what type of pets you have when you RSVP. Space is limited, so sign up today!
Join us for an early morning meditation on the rocks at the James River! (We will meet at the parking lot on Tredegar St.) There is something magical about being on the James in the early morning. The beauty of the natural landscape, the rush of the water, and the fresh early morning air lends itself perfectly for quiet reflection. I always come away feeling refreshed, invigorated, and my soul well nourished. I want to share this experience with you. We will meet at the edge of the parking lot for Belle Isle near the Tredegar Iron Works on Tredegar St, and will take the pedestrian bridge that hangs beneath the Lee Bridge across the river to access Belle Isle. From there, we will walk the open gravel trail to find our perfect spot on the large rocks at the river's edge. Here are some tips to keep in mind: 1. We will be outside, so equip yourself with bug spray, sunblock, and anything else you need to be outdoors comfortably. 2. There is quite a bit of walking in a natural environment, perhaps 1 or 2 miles round trip. Be sure to wear comfortable/appropriate shoes and clothing, including sunglasses and hats if you need it. 3. Bring water and stay hydrated. 4. If you have a yoga mat, you can bring it to sit on, but this is not required. *I will carry a back pack with bug spray, sunblock, a first aid kit, and just a couple bottles of water.
This month we focus on the stories we tell ourselves, and at the heart of these stories are our beliefs. The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton can help us understand how our thoughts and beliefs contribute to everyday experience of life. Join us as we discuss what we've learned from reading Lipton's book and how we can apply those lessons in our lives. Please bring a snack to share! The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton (we will be reading the 10th anniversary edition) It has been ten years since the publication of The Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton’s seminal book on the relationship between mind and body that changed the way we think about our lives, our health, and our planet. During that time, research in this field has grown exponentially – Lipton’s groundbreaking experiments have now been endorsed by more than a decade of rigorous scientific study. In this greatly expanded edition, Lipton, a former medical school professor and research scientist, explores his own experiments and those of other leading-edge scientists that have unraveled in ever greater detail how truly connected the mind, body, and spirit are. It is now widely recognized that genes and DNA do not control our biology. Instead, they are controlled by signals from outside the cell, including energetic messages emanating from our thoughts. This profoundly hopeful synthesis of the latest and best research in cell biology and quantum physics puts the power to create a healthy, joyous life back in our own hands. When we transform our conscious and subconscious thoughts, we transform our lives, and in the process help humanity evolve to a new level of understanding and peace.