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Transforming Your Relationship with Money

Money 3s 24What is it that stops us from becoming more prosperous?

Are you a good person and feel you deserve to have better luck with money but you don’t?

Many of us feel frustrated that we work so hard to have a good life and then see others working less hard and doing better. What is their secret? Can we blame it on the economy, bad karma or others being greedy?

Or maybe its something going on inside ourselves that's blocking us?

Come to this talk and explore your inner landscape of assumptions, attitudes and past experiences that sabotage your financial wellness.

In this one day workshop you will not only learn how make money your friend but you will be guided through a unique process called; "Co-evolution" that will dissolve your inner barriers so that  can more easily live from a state of "deservingness". These are the areas you will navigate:

  • Get clear on what money actually is 
  • Clear away negative beliefs that impede financial security
  • Change your luck around money flowing into your life
  • Feel good about how your financial well-being uplifts the lives of others
  • Learn the basic formula for creating wealth

Leave the workshop with a lot of the angst and charge around your money issues reduced and a greater lightness, acceptance and openness to have the goodness of money bless your life.

February 7, 2015 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
 It's All About You, Centre for Complementary Health
14550 Dufferin Street, King City, Ontario

 Admission: $95.00

Pre-register at: Its All About You or call 905-833-6444

 

"You have to do it by yourself and you don't have to do it alone"

russRussell Scott is one of a new generation of no-dogma self-realization teachers and the author of the book “Awakening the Guru in You”. He is a former A2Zen radio talk show host and past director of the Ecology Retreat Centre in Southern Ontario. He has worked with 1000’s of people internationally through his Coming Home retreats and one-to- one Clearing practice. www.truesourceseminars.com

 

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CONTENT

Is there a deeper way of living that doesn’t trap my soul?

What can I do to live from my true self and at the same time be successful in this materialistic world?

How can integrate into my life, a spiritual experience I have had?

As an Independent Spiritual Seeker you may be struggling  to find your way as a non-follower and feeling lost and alone. You may have had a peak awakening on the mountaintop but now find it hard living in the valley, where most people don’t have a clue what you experienced. You may feel frustrated and depressed dragging yourself to work secretly knowing there is a deeper life available…and not knowing how to access it. It’s difficult living in the gap between the spiritual and ordinary life.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Are you ready to step into a radically different and more fulfilling way of living? Read about the program below and afterwards, I’ll tell you about the first steps you can take to begin your deeper life.

A Spiritual Mentorship Program

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The Spiritual Mentorship Program is a Life Coaching program with a difference. It relies on one core ingredient to manifest the life of your dreams; a crucial factor that is overlooked in most personal development programs:

The Power and Magic of your True Self.

Through a number of self-awareness practices you will strengthen the conscious connection to your divine essence so that you can live more in the moment with authenticity and presence with an open mind and pure heart.  

You will experience that your strongest source of empowerment, resourcefulness, inner strength, full potential and love are sourced from within. As you continue to embody your true self, other tools and techniques will be taught concurrently to help you master important spheres of your life, so that you can be more prosperous and successful without sacrificing your soul.

According to your need, you will receive guidance on how to:

  • Give voice to your life purpose
  • Open up to your divine attributes and inner gifts
  • Find inner peace through non-religious spiritual practices
  • Understand the nature of the self and reactive mind
  • Develop and listen to your intuition
  • Solve difficult problems
  • Find direction and spiritual guidance on a daily basis
  • Master your energy states
  • Dissolve criticalness and limiting beliefs
  • Make conscious choices
  • Experience deeper rapport with loved ones
  • Create and recognize coincidence and  synchronicity
  • Learn from and overcome fear
  • Let go of negative karma and develop good luck
  • Live more from your heart
  • Enhance your communication skills to improve your relationships
  • Take creative, intelligent and effective action

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As you cultivate the deep communion with your true self and learn these spiritual life transformation skills, you will find the fulfillment of this connection infusing all areas of your personal world. Life will become an adventure worth living.It is highly recommended that participants of Spiritual Mentorship attend the Coming Home Retreat before or during the program.

Details:

  • 1 to 1 mentorship sessions by phone, skype on in person.
  • 60 minute sessions twice a month. 
  • A minimum 3 month commitment or 6 sessions

Fee: Once a month:  $90/month for 6 sessions or a single payment of $520 plus hst
        Twice a month: $165/month for 10 sessions or a single payment of $825 plus tax

Participants of the program will be given a $50 discount on the 4 day Coming Home Retreat and a 10% discount on all Awaken the Guru in You services.

Are you ready to take the first step into a deeper, more fulfilling and prosperous life?

For a free suitability interview: Call Russell at: 519-829-4149 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Russell will spend 30-40 minutes with you listening to where you are at right now, helping you discover what you really want in your life and answering any questions about the program. Together you and Russell will find out (no fancy sales pitches) if the program is a fit for you.

You have to do it by yourself and you don’t have to do it alone

Imagine being reborn, having forgotten everything you thought you know about anything. Your eyes open to the complexity of existence which your mind can not possibly grasp, in which you feel like you may be the only one feeling, seeing, witnessing, and experiencing the world in the way you now are, and to be holding inside equal amounts of hope and joy as well as confusion and uncertainty. Then in comes an unconditionally loving presence that allows you to be completely as you are, relates to your experience in the truest of empathic and caring ways, helps guide you toward experiences and realizations that will fill you with meaning and understanding, and is just simply glad you are, there; exactly as you are. This is what my time with Russell Scott has been like in our mentor/clearing sessions.

To work with Russell is to literally be in the loving presence of someone who allows what is to be, and you to be as you are. Through this unconditional acceptance, and love, he helps streamline the awakening process, and guides the orienting of the expression of the presence of those whom he is with. He shows how to find your own spiritual legs and how to be the holder of your own hand. If you have just woke up and found yourself in the middle of a brand new realm of experience you are trying to make sense of and integrate into your life, please do what I did and reach out to Russell. I am grateful for every second we spent together and every word spoken between us.

Anthony Cavico, Virgin Islands USA

"I came to Russell because he seemed authentic, and someone not laden with religious or cultural presumptions. I wanted to speak with someone spiritual who wasn't pretentious or dogmatic. At the time I came to Russell, I was suffering from various inflictions, including self-doubt, insomnia, and general uncertainty. I found in Russell a refreshing lightness - he was clearly 'there', and every interaction with him wasn't about his ego, or his way. He was open, curious, and lighthearted. Very compassionate. When talking to him, it almost felt like he was speaking from a place of possibility and light. And I wanted some - he was so unburdened, and unencumbered that I found it very liberating to be in his presence. 

He never made me feel stupid, or wrong, but instead allowed me to explore my own truth. Slowly, new petals emerged on the rose of my heart - revealing my beauty, truth, and goodness. I felt safe, comfortable, and heard. I never felt talked down to or disrespected. It has been absolutely wonderful working with Russell - I've met very few people like him in my life, and I genuinely miss him at the end of every session. He has given me tremendous faith in myself." 

Shekhar Dewan New Brunswick

Before I worked with Russell I was having difficulty enjoying life. I had a good job, an amazing wife, an amazing home and a lot of important friends and family in my life. I was also a musician and I had half ass'd my way through a bar band career that never provided the fulfillment I was looking for. I always thought, I'll get a good day job that allows me to play music and life will be good. That day never came. I assumed I didn't have it in me to put the effort into music that would allow me to experience the fulfilment life has to offer. What were my roadblocks? What was the resistance that was inhibiting this from happening? Was I not good enough? And if I was, what are the chances of ever making it? Was my own brain holding me back from considering this a realistic passion? Was the way I was brought up contributing to the realization that I was not meant to "make it"? My parents never approved of my music, even though I get it from my roots on my Mom's side in Cape Breton. I was raised to believe that getting that paycheque and good benefits was the most important thing in life. I got used to going to work Monday to Friday, stuck in a cubicle, doing what I was told, never feeling like I meant anything to the company and always getting talked down to. We are trained to act like we're happy and content and just put up with all the BS going on from people above us. All I cared about was what was my raise or bonus going to be this time and is it enough to put up with the BS. Why do they never understand that if they treated us better, gave us the support we needed and gave us a little bit of confidence in ourselves and what we do, they could actually save money because I may not be so concerned about it. Hey, no soul left but I've got that paycheque and good benefits! That's what life was supposed to be about right? I met Russell at a talk that our Naturopath was hosting about finding happiness in life. I knew right away I needed to work with this guy. The one on one sessions I had with Russell were likely the most important conversations I've ever had. The kind of conversations I needed back in 2005 when I went to the doctor to talk about life and all they did was put me on depression medication. The kind of conversations that I believe everyone should have, whether you're dealing wth depression or not. The kind of conversations that help direct you to the path you are meant to be on, regardless of what your parents or anyone else thinks. Russell did not need to tell me what that path was. He took me on a journey through what was left of my soul that allowed me to answer a lot of the questions about life I had been asking. Together we somehow put some pieces of that soul back together. I learned how important it is to focus on what is important to me in life and not what everyone thinks. It does however, mean being vulnerable and maybe even a little fragile at times but I feel stronger than I ever thought I would. Little did I know that these sessions would become the basis of my new record. In May 2019 I rented a cottage and took my two best buddies on what we now call "the positivity train" and we completed those songs together. There was no actual train, but more so a metaphor for the path you decide to take. We use it everyday. In June 2019 I left the day job in the pursuit of happiness and finding fulfillment in life. With Russell, I was able to change my thought process about music and life. Instead of trying to make it to some unattainable goal, I remind myself everyday that I'm already there. And that is better than any paycheque. All of these changes would not have been possible without Russell's guidance. I still have to work at happiness everyday, but I now know it's the most meaningful work of my life and I am doing it for me and my soul, not for anyone else's approval or acceptance. And guess what? They approve! "They" now actually reach out to me for support and guidance. Ya...me...the guy that was half-assing life and waited till he was 44 to get on the train. I hope you can find something in my music that speaks to you. Russell had as much to do with my record as I did. What train are you on? 

Woody Woodburn, Rockwood, Ontario

Contact Russell now for your free suitability interview at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 519-829-4149

 

 

The Independent Seekers Guide is yours:

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We eat, we walk, we talk, we work, we rest, we learn, we earn, we buy and we own, as we travel down the road of having and doing. Over time we wonder what it’s all about and where the “mojo went”.

A slow dark emptiness can gradually arise. All the self-help books we read with all the answers don’t seem to be the answer. Intellectual understanding has only made us more confused, disconnected and alone.

Many people spend a lifetime travelling this road to find the things that will make them happier: more money, success and possessions, to better health, sex and relationships but they still feel their happiness is lacking.

But there is another road that runs alongside, obvious and unrecognized…the path of authentic being. Attend this inspiring experiential talk with  retreat leader Russell Scott, and author of “Awakening the Guru in You”and hear about “The Fulfillment Factor” the one thing that makes all the difference to everything else in your life. \

Learn about how awakening to the magnificence of your true self is the real source of contentment, self-acceptance, love, wholeness, enhanced relationships and deeper meaning. Come and step into a new light on your journey, the light of yourself.

Together we will explore:

  • The one creative force that you can easily tap into to change your life, when things get tough
  • Why the pursuit of happiness will eventually make you unhappy and what eventually brings true contentment.
  • What “awakening” is and is not. (this understanding will save you years of searching down a dead-end spiritual path)
  • What is obviously "going on in life" (i.e. its purpose) and how knowing it can bring you greater peace.
  • The one “thing” that changes everything (but doesn’t change itself)

Next Talk:

Wednesday March 6, 2019
7 to 9:30 pm

Room 350, Orchard Park Office Building,
Ignatius Jesuit Centre

5420 Hwy 6, Guelph, ON  N1H 6J2 
For more information call: Roxana Roshon at 519-400-5463
Fee: $20 in advance  
To book your spot e-mail Roxana Roshon at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Limited seating

REGISTER HERE: http://www.roxanaroshon.com/book-now/

You can share this event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/787085435024659/

SPECIAL BONUS for attendees: Russell will have copies of his new book “Awakening the Guru in You” for signing at the event. After the talk, attendees will receive Russell’s free e-book  “The Independent Seekers Guide” and can sign-up for a complementary “What’s Really Going on in my Life” mentorship tele-session.

Testimonials

Russell's belief-busting techniques gave us a map to discover the "real" truth behind our limiting beliefs with great probing questions we could ask ourselves every day to heighten our awareness to live a more fulfilled life. His approach is easy to follow and most importantly - effective!

Tanya MacIntyre Radio Host, the Good News Radio Show. A2Zen Radio

Russell speaks with the intention to free people from dogma and attachments that no longer serve their life to uncover their own inner voice and power.  His approach is both inspiring and entertaining through effective storytelling, exercises and songs. A Russell Scott night is always a great night and well received. I look forward to hosting him again.

Steve Flemming founder of the Soul City Social Club, Toronto www.soulcitysocial.com

Russell Scott is one of the new generations of “no dogma spiritual teachers” and is the author of the acclaimed book: russ“Awakening the Guru in You”. He  has been leading retreats internationally for the past 30 years. Many years ago he left the corporate world as a successful enrollment director for the Heritage Scholarship Trust and moved on to own the Ecology Retreat Centre (Orangeville) where he pioneered programs in green building, sustainable living and spiritual awakening.  He’s helped 1000’s of people in his one-to-one mentorship and retreats break free from their self-imposed barriers so that they can walk in the beauty, honesty and magnificence of who they really are. www.awakentheguruinyou.com

The Fulfillment Factor is a seminar of 2 1/2 to 3 hours in length and can be adapted to a talk of 40-60 minutes.

 To book Russell for your group call: 519-829-4149 or email:

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with Russell Scott

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Do you look back on your life and ask “What’s the point?”or “What’s really going on?” Maybe you are facing a difficult struggle right now and trying to understand it all. Do you silently wish you could find more meaning, purpose, peace and inner strength?

Attend this experiential seminar with retreat leader Russell Scott, author of “Awakening the Guru in You”, and discover:

  • The 3 basic problems in life that cause our suffering (so obvious we miss them)
  • 4 questions that will get you moving when you are stuck in confusion & doubt
  • 5 “Discoveries” that can free you from recurring self-sabotage
  • What really creates our reality (it’s not always what we think)
  • How you can liberate the power and beauty of your true self with self-inquiry
  • What this “thing” called “Awakening” actually is

Monday, October 17, 2016, 7:00 PM

Chalkers Pub Billiards & Bistro
247 Marlee Avenue
(North of Eglinton/West of Allen Rd./3-Min Walk from Glencairn Subway Station, south exit
Toronto, ON

Admission: $10.00
For more info: http://www.meetup.com/SoulCity/events/234329930/

Russell will have copies of his new book “Awakening the Guru in You” for signing at the event. After the talk, attendees will receive Russell’s free e-book “The Independent Seekers Guide” and can sign-up for a complementary “What’s Really Going on in my Life” mentorship tele-session.

Testimonials

Russell's belief-busting techniques gave us a map to discover the "real" truth behind our limiting beliefs with great probing questions we could ask ourselves every day to heighten our awareness to live a more fulfilled life. His approach is easy to follow and most importantly - effective!

Tanya MacIntyre Radio Host, the Good News Radio Show. A2Zen Radio

Russell speaks with the intention to free people from dogma and attachments that no longer serve their life to uncover their own inner voice and power.  His approach is both inspiring and entertaining through effective storytelling, exercises and songs. A Russell Scott night is always a great night and well received. I look forward to hosting him again.

Steve Flemming founder of the Soul City Social Club, Toronto www.soulcitysocial.com

russRussell Scott is one of the new generations of "no dogma spiritual teachers" and is the author of the acclaimed book: russ"Awakening the Guru in You". He is a former talk show host for A2Zen Radio and has been leading retreats internationally for the past 30 years. Many years ago he left the corporate world as a successful enrollment director for the Heritage Scholarship Trust and moved on to own the Ecology Retreat Centre (Orangeville) where he pioneered programs in green building, sustainable living and spiritual awakening. As the head "Belief-Buster" now, for Awaken the Guru in You. he's helped 1000's of people in his one-to-one mentorship and group programs break free from their self-imposed barriers so that they can walk in the beauty, honesty and magnificence of who they really are. www.awakentheguruinyou.com

The talk is a seminar of 2.5 to 3 hours in length and can be adapted to a talk of 40-60 minutes.

To book Russell for this seminar call: 519-829-4149 or email:

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finding your life purpose

Why Am I Here? 

When people ask this question or a variation of it (What am I supposed to do with my life?) more than likely they wonder if there’s anything meaningful about their existence. They may push themselves out of bed every morning to a routine job they really dislike. There's a void in their life. Their motivation is low. Few things inspire them. For some, hopelessness is a constant unwanted companion because they feel like they are wasting their time on things that don't really matter. Its almost like there is physical pain inside.

It’s like they’re stuck in a rut with one foot on the gas and another on the brake. Lots of energy is used but they are getting nowhere fast. Sometimes they have to pump themselves up with coffee, vitamins, sweets and energy drinks just to keep going.  But at the end of the day they are just exhausted because they haven’t found a purpose or livelihood that gives them juice.

If you can relate to this then I imagine you’d really like to experience that:

  • everything in your life matters and has meaning
  • you are working towards a greater goal and you are clear on what this is
  • your chosen career contributes to the life of others and the world
  • it’s totally possible to live with more focus, intention and integrity.

And you’d like to see yourself feeling more:

  • energy, passion, aliveness and motivation
  • inspired with lots of creative ideas about your life’s work
  • happily engaged with others in manifesting your dreams
  • able to overcome the challenges that have held you back in the past
  • successful, accomplished and prosperous

I know the experience all too well. I spent ten years in a commission sales job that I hated. Eventually it got to the point where I felt like I was picking up a concrete block every time I picked up the phone for cold calls. I got so depressed and tired I could hardly get out of bed in the morning.

 I decided to live my dream and not my nightmare. It didn’t take me long to find my purpose and when I did, new energy came out of nowhere to make that livelihood happen. It was like night and day. It took me awhile but I am now doing what I was born to do with my life.

Years later when I saw so many people suffering from not doing what they wanted in life, I decided to present the techniques I discovered in a workshop format. Here's the details:

Deep Calling

Finding Your Life Purpose

finding your life purpose

In this workshop there will be five important discoveries:

  1. Your primary life goals that give meaning to everything you do
  2. The 3-4 main careers that match your passions and interests in life
  3. Your unique “soul” gifts that you are destined to use to uplift the lives of others
  4. The deep Mission that has evolved from the challenging experiences in your life
  5. The barriers that block you from finding your life purpose and how to let go of these.

Carrie for Deep Calling I was feeling a yearning to be an entrepreneur but feeling blocked in confusion about what I should do and anxious about doing it. I already had a sense of what I should be doing in my life, but doubted it. Through the Deep Calling program, I was asked the right kind of questions to unveil more about my skill set, passions and drive and I was excited to find all these within me. I discovered my overall life purpose to totally be “Who I am” and share myself with others and I re-awakened my burning desire to be a nutritionist. I really enjoyed the Deep Calling program with Russell, his gentle spirit is lovely to work with.

Carrie Bergen-Geisel, Nutritionist, Kitchener ON

Through focused guided visualizations, speed journaling, self-inquiry exercises, silent contemplation and other interactive processes,  you will come into deep alignment with the inner motivation behind everything you are doing and finally hear and give voice to the purpose for your existence that has been calling  you for so many, many years. An optional feature of this program is a Life Purpose reading at an extra cost from Intuitive Reader Monica Piercey from the Heart of Unity.

It’s actually a lot easier than you think to discover your life purpose! …and knowing your life purpose empowers you to live with passion, focus and integrity and inspires you to overcome your difficulties and express the best part of yourself in life.

(Although this program will not give you instruction on job search strategies you will be given resources and contacts to follow-up on this.)

As you consciously move in the direction of your newly discovered destiny, you’ll find courage and capabilities you never knew existed before and there will be a profound sense of making progress in harmony with life and uplifting the lives of others.

The world needs your unique gifts.

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Discovering your life purpose will orient you towards new passion, optimism and an inspired existence.

It is the first step towards living a deeper more fulfilled life.

It is a crucial key to self-mastery.

What others have said about the Deep Calling retreat

While I was on the workshop, I had an overwhelming sense of calmness and tranquility in that my road to where I need to be is happening right now.  I was able to just 'let go and be.'  Since the retreat I feel at ease when going to work and I am having deeper emotional clarity about how strong my purpose is part of me and there was never a reason to ever doubt it.

Martha Biagi, Teacher  Toronto

Russell, I wanted to thank you for the experience I've received while participating in your "Deep Calling" sessions. Your wisdom, ability to listen and the program in itself is an experience like no other. I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent relating in the sessions, and the dramatic changes I immediately saw in myself and my life. I am elated at how quickly I have enjoyed extreme success during and after the work. I would highly recommend your program to anyone looking for "a big push to get off the runway."  

Susan Bridges, Business Owner, Cambridge

The next Deep Calling retreat:
April 6-7, (9:30 am to 5:00pm)

at the Eramosa-Eden Retreat Centre east of Guelph, Ontario

COST: A deposit of $75.00 plus a "Pay From The Heart Donation" at the end of the retreat.

For more information e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ENROLL NOW

***Pay from the Heart***
I am committed to making the retreat financially accessible to everyone. The upfront cost is the cost of the facility rental. At the end of the retreat, you will be given the opportunity to make a contribution for my facilitation based on the perceived value of what the retreat was worth to you. This contribution can be a one-time donation or monthly deposits. I trust that you will get in touch with the long term benefit of the retreat to your life and make your decision honestly. Normally a retreat of this nature with facilitation costs included would be priced from $250 to $300

For more information or to enroll contact: 519-829-4149 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Guarantee:

Satisfaction guaranteeIf you have fully applied the techniques in the workshop and follow-up program and have not discovered your life purpose I will refund your tuition.

 

 

 

Retreat Leader

russHi. This is me Russell Scott. I am one of the new generation of "no dogma teachers" and the author of the acclaimed book: "Awakening the Guru in You". I'm a former radio talk show host for A2Zen Radio and I've led over 200 retreats  internationally for the past 30 years. Many years ago I left the corporate world as a successful enrollment director for a national scholarship foundation to work as a counselor in a treatment centre in Northern Ontario and then moved on to own the Ecology Retreat Centre near Orangeville where I pioneered programs in green building, sustainable living and spiritual awakening. As an “Awakening master” I've helped 1000’s of people in my one-to-one and group programs break through past limitations so that they can walk in the beauty, honesty and magnificence of who they really are. I have to say that my greatest joy in life is watching people fall off their seats in fits of laughter when they realize their true nature.

Experience the Calmness, Serenity, and Deep Peace Within,
Deeply Connected to the Calm Oasis
of Your True Self.

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If you clicked on this page I imagine that you might be looking for more calmness and clarity of mind in your life ... hopefully in a way that is lasting.

You’ve probably had experiences when you felt wonderfully peaceful – timeless moments in your fast-paced world when you settled into a deeper serenity inside yourself.

Maybe it was on a summer beach watching the sun go down, during a quiet time after a hard day’s work, in a period of reminiscence with a loved one or even in the midst of a spiritual epiphany.

There was lightness to your being. You felt refreshed, relaxed and awake. The present moment of “being here now” was beautiful…

but for some reason it faded.

Some people fall back into one of these reactions to daily stress: the constant monkey mind chatter, the tension in your shoulders, the queasy stomach, the irritability, the worrying and the sense of being on edge, emotional, scattered or being lost in it all.

Maybe you are hoping to turn over a new leaf in a new way ...to let go of all the hard stuff from the past months or year and launch yourself with ease into a new way of being?

...to experience the optimism and clarity centred in the calm oasis of your true self?

Well it is entirely possible to get that "light" feeling back and maintain it in your daily routine.

If this speaks to you then maybe you are interested in attending the

Clear Mind / Pure Heart

 New Year's Meditation, Yoga and Sound Healing  Retreat
January 13-15, 2023 near Orangeville at the Ecology Retreat Center.

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In this 2 1/2 day retreat, you will learn the basic essential techniques of meditation distilled from ancient practices and placed in a western context without the dogma or jargon of religious belief.

You will understand how stress manifests in your body becomes a major contributor to most of our modern health problems. You will learn to access the “relaxation response” at will, like a “re-set button” that re-establishes the equilibrium of physical relaxation, emotional calm, and mental alertness. You will experience how the “deep rest” that meditation gives, is an antidote to the constant tension in your life.

By the end of the retreat you will have acquired a daily practice of meditation that when practiced over time, can free you from the constant disabling chatter of the mind and help you access inner serenity, happiness and joy.

"Meditation frees individuals from the tenacious preoccupation with the past and future and allows them to fully experience life's precious moments" Daeja Napier, founder of the Insight Meditation Center, Boston

Features of the retreat:

  1.     6 Delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals
  2.     Accommodation for 2 nights in a secluded rural retreat centre
  3.     Guided meditations that you then do on your own
  4.     Yoga and movement periods
  5.     Sound therapy
  6.     Silent sitting and walking periods
  7.     Some paired self-inquiry and meditation training exercises
  8.     Instruction on:
  • The basic techniques of meditation: and their most effective applications
  • How to elicit the “relaxation response” at will
  • Simple relaxing yoga and movement instruction.
  • Crucial prepatory practice often missed in meditation instruction that quickly puts you in the “meditative zone”
  • How to use breathing to deepen your serenity
  • Sound "bathing" for healing with gongs, singing bowls, chimes and other instruments
  • A special "Letting Go" ceremony to clear the stress and disappointments of the past year and start manifesting your new aspirations for the next year.
  • A Guided Meditation CD that you can use to reinforce your practice at home.

In addition, for an additional cost,.you can book a 1/2 hour 2023 intuitive reading from Monica Piercey from Heart of Unity while at the retreat.

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Although subjective results cannot be guaranteed, these are the common experiences people have on the retreat:

  • Physical relaxation
  • Emotional calmness
  • Heightened mental alertness and clarity
  • Inner happiness not dependent on outer circumstances
  • Improved concentration
  • More detachment from “mind chatter” and worry
  • A deeper connection to your “true being”
  • An expansion and stabilization of prior spiritual experiences
  • More balanced energy
  • A sense of inner wholeness

This retreat will be a fit for you if you: 

  • Would like to be in your life fully and want time to unwind, relax and experience a deeper serenity within.
  • Are a beginning meditator and want to establish a daily practice of bringing calmness and centeredness into your daily life.
  • Have an established meditation practice and are open to try some different approaches to meditation and the unique form of paired self-inquiry taught on the retreat.
  • Are looking to follow a non-dogmatic spiritual path without having to follow a guru.
  • Yearn to let go of stress from the past and experience optimism and new possibility for the future.
  • Feel an inner pull to connect more intimately with your true self.

NOTE: The retreat will have an extended silent period and talking will be allowed at some meal and break times on Sunday. There will also be some communication during the paired self-inquiry exercises on Sunday

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“Before the retreat I was stressed out, confused, sad, tired feeling far away from myself. Now I have a calm, clearer sense of myself, knowing that I can be who I want to be just because I want to be it and the universe supports me…that is enough. I have a slowness that I was looking for. I feel rooted in my body, healthy and really well rested”  
Meera Sethi, Artist, Toronto

Date: January 13-15, 2023 near Orangeville, ON

Location: Ecology Retreat Centre

Tuition includes the Retreat cost plus a choice of two options for Meals and Accommodation.

Retreat cost: 
$300 plus hst of $39.00 plus 3 options for accommodation and meal costs below:

1. 6 Meals and 2 nights Accommodation 2-3 per room  $345.00 plus hst of $44.85 

2. 6 Meals and 2 nights Accommodation in a single room: $385.00 plus hst of $50.00   

 There is an early enrollment discount of $50 for the 1st 10 people that enroll with a deposit.

3."Pay From The Heart"  Those on a limited income can pay for just their meals and accommodation (in 1 or 2 above) in advance and leave a donation to the retreat leaders at the end of the retreat. This is available after an interview with the facilitator.

IMPORTANT: To ensure that the retreat is a fit for you, it is advisable to have  a SUITABILITY INTERVIEW with one of the organizers before attending. To schedule this please click on:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As space is limited we suggest that you register asap with  a deposit of $100.00. (non-refundable within 14 days of the retreat) Register Now with your deposit:

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Retreat Leaders

Russell in Forest 11 10 22 2Russell Scott is one of the new generation of "no dogma teachers" and  the author of the acclaimed book: "Awakening the Guru in You". He has led over hundreds of retreats for the past 30 years. Previously as the owner of the Ecology Retreat Centre near Orangeville he pioneered programs in green building, sustainable living and spiritual awakening. As an “Awakening guide” he has helped 1000’s of people in his one-to-one and group programs break through past limitations so that they can walk in the beauty, honesty and magnificence of who they really are. His greatest joy in life is watching people fall off their seats in fits of laughter when they realize their true nature.

 

Eva

Eva Dametto (aka Barbara) is the founder and director of Breathe True Yoga located in Guelph, Ontario. She is a hatha yoga instructor, expressive arts practitioner, movement facilitator, sound healer and visual and performing artist. She received her chakra yoga 500 hour teacher training in Thailand at the Pyramid Yoga Center in 2016 and 2008. In addition she has received extensive training in Sound Healing, Journey and Soul Motion Dance and Expressive Arts. Her creativity, love of learning and eclectic background all contribute to her unique approach to facilitating and self-expression.

 

 

 

 Why Am I Here? 

When people ask this question or a variation of it (What am I supposed to do with my life?) more than likely they wonder if there’s anything meaningful about their existence. They may push themselves out of bed every morning to a routine job they really dislike. Their motivation is low. Few things inspire them. For some, hopelessness is a constant unwanted companion.

It’s like they’re stuck in a rut with one foot on the gas and another on the brake. Lots of energy is used but they are getting nowhere fast. Sometimes they have to pump themselves up with coffee, vitamins, sweets and energy drinks just to keep going.  But at the end of the day they are just exhausted because they haven’t found a purpose or livelihood that gives them juice.

If you can relate to this then I imagine you’d really like to experience that:

  •          everything in your life matters and has meaning
  •          you working towards a greater goal and you are clear on what this is
  •          your chosen career contributes to the life of others and the world
  •          it’s totally possible to live with more focus, intention and integrity.

And you’d like to see yourself feeling more:

  •          energy, passion, aliveness and motivation
  •          inspired with lots of creative ideas about your life’s work
  •          happily engaged with others in manifesting your dreams
  •          resolved to push through things that have held you back in the past
  •          successful, accomplished and prosperous

I know all too well the experience. I spent ten years in a commission sales job that I hated. Eventually it got to the point where I felt like I was picking up a concrete block every time I picked up the phone for cold calls. I got so depressed and tired I could hardly get out of bed in the morning.

 I decided to live my dream and not my nightmare. It didn’t take me long to find my purpose and when I did, new energy came out of nowhere to make that livelihood happen. It was like night and day. It took me awhile but I am now doing what I was born to do with my life.

Years later when I saw so many people suffering from not doing what they wanted in life, I created this seminar to share the techniques I learned to find my purpose. Here’s what I can offer you in the workshop:

Deep Calling: Finding Your Life Purpose

In this two day seminar you will discover four important things:

  1.        Your primary life goals that give meaning to everything you do
  2.       3-4 main careers that match your  passions and interests in life
  3.       Your unique “soul” gifts that you are destined to use to uplift the lives of others
  4.       What blocks you from finding your life purpose and how to let go of these.

In this 2 day seminar through focused guided visualizations, speed journaling, assisted self-inquiry,  silent contemplation and other interactive processes, you will come into deep alignment with the inner motivation behind everything you are doing and finally hear and give voice to the mission for your existence that has been calling  you for so many, many years.

It’s actually a lot easier than you think to discover your life purpose! …and knowing your life purpose empowers you to live with passion, focus and integrity, inspires you to overcome your difficulties and express the best part of yourself in life.

In addition there will be a 3 session follow-up program of peer support to help you begin the process of moving towards your life purpose.

(Although this seminar will not give you instruction on job search strategies you will be given resources and contacts to follow-up on this.)

As you consciously move in the direction of your newly discovered destiny, you’ll find courage and capabilities you never knew existed before and there will be a profound sense of making progress in harmony with life and uplifting the lives of others.

What People have Said about Deep Calling

“While I was on the workshop, I had an overwhelming sense of calmness and tranquility in that my road to where I need to be is happening right now.  I was able to just 'let go and be.'  Since the retreat I feel at ease when going to work and I am having deeper emotional clarity about how strong my purpose is part of me and there was never a reason to ever doubt it.”  Martha Biagi, Toronto

“Through Russell Scott's True Purpose Seminar, I was able to string together the threads of my life so far, revealing the wisdom behind my motivations, decisions and actions in the past. Within 2 days, I discovered my life's purpose which was hidden within me the whole time.  What a liberating experience because it has lightened up the seemingly confusing or uncharted routes I had taken or didn't take in life.  Beyond empowering -- the experience has shifted my whole perspective of being and now adds a new layer of responsibility to integrate my inner Truth with my way of living.  Russell's gentle, down-to-earth and humorous presence eases the participants to really uncovering the gems within each of us.”  Heather Embree, Guelph

Next Deep Calling Seminar

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Tuition: $250.00 for the first 8 enrollments or $295.00 after (plus hst)

For those not in the area the Deep Calling seminar can be done in a one-to-one Coaching format over 3-4 sessions. (Tuition: $350.00 plus hst)

Enroll now in Deep Calling and receive the early enrollment discount.

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Guarantee:

If you have fully applied the techniques in the workshop and follow-up program and have not discovered your life purpose I will refund your tuition.

Russell Scott is one of the new generations of “no dogma teachers” and is the author of the acclaimed book: “Awakening the Guru in You”. He is a former radio talk show host for A2Zen Radio and has led over 100 retreats internationally for the past 30 years. Many years ago he left the corporate world as a successful enrollment director for a national scholarship foundation to work as a counselor in a treatment centre in Northern Ontario and moved on to own the Ecology Retreat Centre near Orangeville where he pioneered programs in green building, sustainable living and spiritual awakening.  As an “Awakening master” he’s helped 1000’s of people in his one-to-one and group programs let go of past limitations so that they can walk in the beauty, honesty and magnificence of who they really are. He is sometimes known to pretend he is a western Swami and sing Country and Eastern songs.

 

What Is My Life Purpose ?

What I am supposed to do with my life?

The question “Why am I here?” is one of the most important and life-changing questions you could ever ask. Not knowing the answer to this question can eat away at your energy, compromise your potential and make you settle for second-best - believing only in your contracted limitations.

Knowing your life purpose empowers you to live with passion, focus and integrity and inspires you to overcome your difficulties and express the best part of yourself in life. As you consciously move in the direction of your newly discovered destiny, you’ll find courage and capabilities you never knew existed before and there will be a profound sense of making progress in harmony with life and contributing to the lives of others.

“I have had plenty of money and I have had none, but in the end it is of little consequence. The only thing that matters is the meaning I give to my life. That is my true richness; the life-source of which is my Purpose.” Richard Jacobs

In this 2 day seminar through focused guided visualizations, speed journaling, utilization of the Dyad technique, silent contemplation and other interactive processes, you will come into deep alignment with the inner motivation behind everything you are doing and finally hear and give voice to the mission for your existence that has been calling to you for so many, many years.

In the DEEP CALLING seminar you will achieve these objectives:

  •          The discovery of your life purpose
  •          A clear mission statement for your life
  •          A direction on how to find your “right livelihood”
  •          A clearer vision of how you want to live your life.
  •          Improved communication skills
  •          An understanding of the first steps to begin in actualizing your life purpose

After the DEEP CALLING seminar participants commonly report feeling:

  •          More authentic
  •          Improved energy and optimism
  •          More inner resolve and confidence
  •          A clear sense of purpose
  •          More connected to themselves and life
  •          A desire to contribute to the lives of others
  •          A deeper commitment to their own self-actualization
  •          Enhanced motivation to achieve their goals

After the DEEP CALLING  seminar participants commonly report having a greater capacity to:

  •          Find meaning and insight in daily living
  •          Face and overcome problems and difficulties
  •          Fully experience their life
  •          Self-inspect
  •          Communicate and relate to others

Discovering your life purpose will orient you towards new passion, optimism and an inspired existence.

It is the first step towards living a deeper more fulfilled life. It is a crucial key to self-mastery.

Testimonials

“I have taken half dozen True Awakening retreats, which, for me, could well be described as years of therapy. Once you have a "direct experience" of who you are (or of anything else), you never forget it - it stays with you like a reassuring comfort blanket that lets you walk in the world with trust."

—Frances Raymond, Toronto, Ontario

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