I hope this email finds you well and enjoying the fall season ? for me a time to bow down in gratitude for the abundance in my life, as well as strip myself of what is no longer needed (like the trees of their leaves). In that context, I wanted to let you know about a couple of upcoming events.
Starting mid-November I will be offering a series of five classes (1/week) that will focus on the concept of failure in various areas of our lives (relationship, parenting, money, body and health, spirituality, etc) and help us untangle the painful stories that hold us back. Classes will include individual, partner and group exercises as well as homework and it is most beneficial if you can take all five. Cost will be on a sliding scale and enrollment limited. More info will follow on the meetup site. Please email me if you are interested.
Secondly, my friend and certified facilitator Caitlin Frost is hosting a weekend workshop in the Work of Byron Katie in Victoria, November 26 - 28th (Loving your Life: A weekend in the work of Byron Katie). It will be a good opportunity to learn the process and then have a weekend to experience applying it to your life and work. The weekend will be designed to meet the needs of both people new to the process and also for those with experience to have time to dive in deeper. Feel free to contact her directly if you have any questions: [address removed] or[masked] 9236. You can also find more information about The Work and the workshop on her website: www.caitlinfrost.ca.
I look forward to sitting with you in the Work at one of the upcoming meetup events.
Meet with other local Byron Katie fans, be introduced and learn more about The Work - Loving what Is!
"Lebensfreude" — the Joy of Life, is what describes best for me what is available to all of us when we are willing to inquire into our stressful thinking and find what is true and real on the other side of fear, pain and greed.
When we suffer from confusion, unhappiness, or stress, we often look outside of ourselves for relief and what we find is fleeting and ultimately unsatisfactory. Seeking for approval, the right relationship, more money, better looks, the “right” answers, etc. often perpetuates stress and the war with “what is” – reality. I have found that everyone is a mirror image of myself – my own thinking coming back at me and is a gift to work with... What if all I need to live in a peaceful world is to answer four simple questions and the turnarounds? What if all the answers I ever sought are waiting within and are available when I sit with an open mind in sincere inquiry? This is the invitation of Byron Katie’s Work.
Katie says that The Work is merely four questions and the turnarounds; it’s not even a thing. It has no motive, no strings. It’s nothing without your answers. These four questions will join any program you’ve got and enhance it. Any religion you have – they’ll enhance it. If you have no religion, they will bring you joy. And they’ll burn up anything that isn’t true for you. They’ll burn through to the reality that has always been waiting. The questions are: 1. Is it true? 2. Can I absolutely know that it’s true? 3. How do I react, what happens when I believe that thought? 4. Who would I be without the thought? And then... Turn it around.
I am a licensed and Certified Facilitator for The Work of Byron Katie and am passionate about making this simple effective tool available to all interested through introductory evenings, classes and workshops.