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December | The Healing Power of Darkness

In this holiday-packed time of year one could almost overlook the deepening darkness and the inclination to hibernate that are natural to the season. People of not so many generations back used to sleep more in these long nights. Not us. We turn on the lights, indoors and out, fight nature’s pull to cozy in, and schedule the splashiest late-night parties of the year. Instead of becoming quiet and introspective, we’re more likely than ever to lose ourselves in a frenetic social whirl.

There is, of course, something miraculous and hopeful happening this time every year, something truly worth celebrating: the simple, wondrous rebirth of light where the ever-increasing darkness of fall gives way to the lengthening days of winter and spring. The many spiritual holidays celebrated within days or weeks of the winter solstice all echo our instinctive understanding of light’s importance to our physical survival and spiritual renewal.

Light is an often-used metaphor for all things wise and wonderful. We “see the light,” find “light at the end of a tunnel” and a “silver lining around every dark cloud.” It’s easy to give credit for all things good to the light and simply ignore the power of dark; darkness, with its opposite connotations of fearfulness, depression, ignorance and death.

Yet, here we are in a time of year when it’s difficult to deny the presence of darkness, as hard as we may try. What’s more, whatever we ignore inevitably has a way of sneaking up from behind and tripping us when we’re not looking. This is certainly true of those aspects of self we don’t like. The ones we keep hidden in the dark nether regions of our being because they’re too painful, too shameful, or too imperfect to admit to ourselves, let alone to other people.

So, here’s a different kind of winter solstice ritual, one that honors the moment of deepest darkness that has to happen before we can give ourselves over to the jubilant celebration of light. After all, this is the perfect time of year to give darkness its due and, for once, stop trying to ignore or artificially light it out of existence. And even though it may not inspire the cheerful exuberance of spring or summer, see if this exercise doesn’t leave you clearer, cleaner, and more ready to fully embrace the deep quiet miracle of light that is the season’s truest offering.

As a starting place, take a moment to reflect on the year that’s been, the one that’s following its natural course and ending in darkness. What are the stand-out “points of darkness” you experienced this year? The very worst of times, the biggest catastrophes, the deepest despair, the times you most want to forget ever happened?

As you recall these moments, notice the feelings these memories evoke. We tend to suppress, ignore or medicate pain out of existence in much the same way we artificially cover darkness with light. Unfortunately, all these pain-coping methods don’t make pain go away, just underground until it eventually grows too big to ignore. So instead of sending one more bit of pain to the dark, crowded storage locker of your psyche, this time simply be with it.

Notice how it feels in your body. Is it a sinking feeling in your gut? An empty place in your heart? A cloud of confusion around your head? A lump in your throat? A tense, armored feeling in your muscles? A clenched feeling in your jaw or fists? A fearfulness in your bowels? Instead of turning away from these raw places, this time give them your full attention. Notice the sensation of the feeling in your body and relax into it. Stop struggling. Stop thinking, stop trying to move on or make it go away.

Also let go of familiar interpretations and judgments you have around these feelings: “My sadness is bottomless. If I truly feel it, I’ll just fall deeper and deeper until I drown.” Or “My anger is wrong. I shouldn’t have it. It will hurt someone.” Tell yourself instead that as you stop resisting feeling, pain stops being pain and becomes something usable, something healing. Go deeply enough into these dark parts of yourself until you feel your resistance letting go, struggle being replaced by surrender, tension turning into relaxation, fear giving way to an awareness that there is nothing to fear.

Now, imagine yourself in total darkness. (Try doing this at night.) Most of us can recall middle of the night anxieties where we lay awake in bed, in the dark, and our whole world looked dismal and dangerous in a way it seldom does during the day. The darkness to imagine now is a different one altogether (or perhaps the same, but we are different). This darkness is healing.

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So many of us on a spiritual path have invoked the healing power of light, but what about that of dark? Imagine darkness around you like sheltering earth around a seed. Instead of imagining light pouring into the wounded places of your soul, imagine darkness, like a mother, drawing out of you the pain, doubt, worry, resentment, confusion and fear that interfere with peace. Feel it absorbing into itself the thoughts, memories and patterns that keep you from being your true self. Let the dark take back to itself all the darkness in you so there’s nothing left but light. The light that needs no artificial or external inducement. The Inner Light that has always been there. Feel yourself in this dark like a caterpillar in its chrysalis, safe and sheltered while a miraculous flurry of transformation is quietly underway.

Last, but not least, reflect again on those moments of darkness that have occurred in your life this year and now, instead of feeling the pain, ask them to show you their hidden blessings. How have you deepened, strengthened, changed direction, reached out to others or cared more deeply for yourself? How have you learned compassion, acceptance or forgiveness? Or gained clarity, broken down barriers, found your tenderness, released stubbornness and ego, or allowed others to help you? How has your very definition of who you are changed? Give thanks for the power of darkness to polish, facet and bring out the natural brilliance of your heart.

Consider sharing with another person the story of finding great blessing in this year’s points of darkness. Let the power of your spoken word change your personal mythology, transforming defeats and losses into powerful stories of resurrection.

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The Power Intensive: November 29th -December 3rd, in Minneapolis

 

The Power Intensive, by far my most intensive offering, provides a safe container for the journey into True Power. The process asks us to unlearn everything we thought we knew for certain, shed remnants of the past we thought we were already done with, discern our most passionate callings and strengthen our will. It lifts us to moments of ecstatic peak life experience where healing and manifestation happen instantaneously, and sets us down again feeling less afraid of uncertainty; more trusting in the process of life. If I said I knew what would happen in each intensive, I’d be lying. It’s truly a laboratory for experimentation; a crucible for transformation with each session being as different and unpredictable as the people in attendance and the times we’re in. Those who’ve attended one Power Intensive often come back again and again because each experience is a new adventure and cultivates a new dimension of empowerment.

“POWER” is a workshop I recommend for who people who already have a sense of their own power and are ready to achieve a higher degree of mastery. When such a group of people come together, there truly is no limit to what we can create. What are appropriate goals to bring to the Power Intensive? No less than your highest dreams and heart’s desires. Understand, however, that stepping into True Power opens the door to dreams you never thought to dream before. You may discover things your heart has always longed for but your mind has never known how to name, and these will undoubtedly require leaving your comfort zone far behind. And now, if you’re excited, a little afraid, and ready for a big leap, you may be a candidate for the upcoming session of POWER!

Did You Miss the Free Event “Are You Curious About Power?” – Click Here to Hear Previously Recorded Introduction To Power! 

The following feedback came from POWER Intensive participants

My experience was everything I hoped it would be and more! I have always had amazing miracles occur during and after the workshops, but this most recent miracle experience was an instant manifestation, and very specific. I had been looking for a way to obtain a home of my own and because of a recent divorce was unable to purchase one. As I got into my vehicle with the broken muffler, and prayed she would start, I started listening to my messages. My father had called at some point while I was proclaiming my right to manifest my home. He had left a message stating that he would like to visit the twin cities and see about helping me buy a house! Whoa. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. It seemed so easy and effortless to manifest. A few days later my good neighbor asked me if I knew of anyone who wanted a Subaru Outback, green with a stick shift, new stereo, and all-wheel drive. I laughed and said, yes, I would love to buy my dream car, would she take payments, of course, she said! I now drive my very reliable dream car while house hunting with my father!

OMG, everyone!!! Have I got a miracle healing story for you!! This is the most dramatic miracle I have ever manifested!!

…I don’t even know what to say other than wow, wow, wow… I am still reeling. But SOMETHING DEFINITELY SHIFTED DURING OUR WORKSHOP!!!!!! I would say for you to expect miracles OF ANY MAGNITUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously!!”

Advance registration is required. Details and registration information below:

Schedule

Wednesday: 6 PM to approximately 12 AM

Thurs & Friday: 6:30 PM to approximately 12 AM

Saturday: 12:30 PM to approximately 12 AM

Sunday: 1 PM to approximately 9 PM

(Starting times are exact. Ending times are approximate.)

Cost: Payment by self-determined fee. A $150 deposit is required to reserve your space. This deposit is nonrefundable if you do not attend or complete the workshop. At the end you will be directed to consult your inner guidance as to what is the right amount of payment for you. At that time you may add to or request back any or all of your deposit. You may pay all at once with cash, check, or credit card, or over time by giving a series of post-dated checks or via Pay Pal.

Location: Epworth United Methodist Church,

3207 37th Ave. S. in the Longfellow area of Minneapolis

For questions or to receive a registration form, contact Lynn Woodland at lynn@lynnwoodland.com

READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR REGISTRATION

FIRST NIGHT DETAILS AND GENERAL INFORMATION

On the first evening of the workshop, please arrive at 6:00. There will be a chance to ask for assistance with carpooling or overnight accommodations at the end of the first night. If you have difficulty arranging a ride for the first day, please request help with this. 

Dress comfortably and bring a pillow and a blanket for on-the-floor activities. Chairs are also available, and we encourage you to use whatever type of seating will be most comfortable for you. Many people like to bring armless stadium seats (these are available at places like Target for about $20) or bean bag chairs for comfort on the floor. No food is served during the workshop, however, you may bring your own food and drinks for the breaks. On Saturday and Sunday there is a long dinner break which will be pot luck or taken at a restaurant. Details about meals will be provided on the first night. The meal breaks are considered part of the workshop. Please do not schedule outside activities during that time.

Preparing for the POWER Intensive 

POWER is a profoundly transformational process that begins as soon as you make the commitment to attend. To help you better understand this process and work with it effectively, please carefully read the following at least several times:

All movement toward growth, even when it is growth toward what we most want in life, stirs our resistance to change. Nearly everyone who participates in POWER experiences some level of resistance prior to attendance. This can take the form of anxiety, nervousness, and emotional resistance, or it can manifest in various degrees of breakdown, including work conflicts, schedule conflicts, illness, car and transportation problems, forgetfulness, other people’s needs cutting into the time you set for yourself to attend the workshop, and a multitude of other circumstantial obstacles.

Once you decide to do POWER, the extent to which things get in the way of your attendance very likely parallels the extent to which you find yourself falling short of your goals in life. Therefore, each obstacle that you overcome becomes an important step in breaking through old patterns of limitation and will greatly enhance your experience in the workshop. A helpful perspective is to ask yourself: if having, doing, or being your highest heart’s desire required overcoming these obstacles, could you/would you do it? Many people have experienced significant breakthroughs and healing before the workshop even began, simply through the power of their commitment and intention to grow.

The following steps will help you to work productively with the period of time before the workshop begins:

  1. Complete and submit your application as soon as possible. Your POWER experience begins when you make this commitment.
  2. Before sleep and on awakening, take several moments to reflect upon what you most want in life and what you most need for your highest good. Suspend disbelief and negativity as you do this so you begin to feel that your highest goals are truly accessible to you. Picture yourself attending POWER and using it to create these things that are important to you.
  3. Begin a journal and record significant thoughts, feelings, experiences, and dreams, especially those relating to manifesting your highest goals.
  4. Call with any questions you may have: 612-840-1901 and with any assistance needs you may have around transportation or other obstacles to your attendance. Lynn and the assisting team will do what we can to help.
  5. Know that you deserve a peak life experience! Giving yourself the opportunity to attend POWER now instead of later can produce dramatic results in your work, health, relationships, and other areas of life. So if you feel a desire to do the intensive now, don’t postpone it!

GROUND RULES

You will be asked to agree to the following ground rules early in the workshop. Familiarize yourself with the ground rules and be prepared to agree to them or ask for an appropriate exception from Lynn.

  1. POWER meets in sessions of roughly 2-3 hours, separated by breaks. Starting times each day are exact. Ending times are approximate. At the start of each session come into the room promptly, as soon as you hear the entry music. Be in the room before the door is closed (about several minutes after the entry music starts) and remain in the room until the next break.
  2. Attend all sessions on all days of the workshop.
  3. Keep confidential other participants’ sharing and experiences.
  4. Do not drink alcohol or use illegal mind-altering drugs during all days of the workshop.
  5. No eating, drinking, smoking, chewing gum, writing or using cell phones (unless otherwise instructed) in the room while the workshop is in session. Please keep cell phones turned off during sessions.

PAYMENT

POWER is offered to you unconditionally with no set fee or required minimum payment. The typical per person average payment for this workshop has been between $800 and $1200. You will be asked to decide what you wish to give near the end of the workshop. You are given complete freedom to determine your own payment and what you choose to give is confidential. There is no pressure to give a minimum amount. Typically, individual payment amounts range from 0 to thousands. Only you know what the right amount for you is. This payment process is an important part of the workshop curriculum, which includes examining and healing our relationship to money. Believing that you “can’t afford it” is never a valid reason for choosing not to attend.

 

You may choose to pay in full with cash, check, or credit card at the end of the workshop, or you may pay over an extended period of time by giving a series of post-dated checks or a credit card subscription payment. You are asked to complete whatever financial transaction you wish to make on the last day of the workshop. There’s no need to decide the amount of your donation until Sunday. We would like you, however, to come prepared on the last day to give in whatever way works best for you by bringing cash, checks or credit card.

THE DEPOSIT

A $150 deposit is required to register for POWER. This deposit represents your commitment to attend and complete the Intensive. At the end of the Intensive you may ask for any or all of your deposit back. Your deposit is nonrefundable in the event that you decide not to attend or complete this session of POWER. It is also not transferable to another person or another session of POWER.

Are you curious about Power?

Are you curious about POWER?

A free online event with Lynn Woodland Sunday, April 23, 7-8 PM Central Daylight Time

Attend on your computer or phone

Click this link 15 minutes before the event to join the meeting

Lynn Woodland’s POWER Intensive is hard to describe, even by the many people who’ve attended them over and over again. People use words like, “Most transformational experience ever,” “incredible,” “miraculous,” “life-changing”… but what really happens? POWER is a profoundly moving experience facilitated by a master teacher, and is now only offered rarely. As amazing as the experience itself, are the results that participants see afterward and the fact that, for nearly 30 years, this intensive has been offered for a self-determined fee. If you’re curious, don’t miss this chance to find out more and to see if the upcoming session of POWER is right for you. The Power Intensive: November 2-6, Minneapolis

A Free Online Workshop with Lynn Woodland and Rev. Deb Teramani

You Deserve a Miraculous Life!

 

What Do You Need to Know Right Now

To Kickstart your Life?

 

 

A Free Online Workshop with Lynn Woodland and Rev. Deb Teramani

Saturday, January 16th, 11-1 PM Central Time

Attend on your computer or phone

 

 

Guided exercises, energy work, and personal input from Lynn and Deb

to help you achieve success.

 

In this free workshop Lynn Woodland and Deb Teramani offer a taste of the personalized assistance students receive in their year-long, Master Class Mentoring Program

 

“Whether you are seeking healing, clarity or to manifest an important goal, we want you to have a transformation so evident that it leaves us all in awe at the power of Spirit!”

Lynn Woodland and Rev. Deb Teramani

 

 

To participate, send an email request to Lynn@lynnwoodland.com.

Attend live—We will not be recording this event.

Kick Start your life and goals with A private workshop with Lynn Woodland and Rev. Deb Teramani

A special program of exercises, energy work and consultation

designed just for you by two master teachers

who work two-on-one with you

to address your specific interests, goals, and challenges.

Manifest, Clarify, Heal, Receive

Offered Online—attend via computer or on your phone.

 

Workshops are recorded and last about 90 minutes.

Each one includes:

 

  • A guided visualization that you can continue to work with after your session
  • An affirmative prayer created especially for you
  • Energy work to facilitate healing, overcome blocks, and manifest goals. This work begins in your session and is continued by Deb and Lynn after the face-time experience ends.
  • Intuitive readings from Lynn and Deb
  • Suggested exercises and action steps to follow up the workshop
  • Email follow-up with Lynn and Deb as needed

 

Draw upon the consciousness, not just the learning, of

two highly experienced spiritual teachers to propel your transformation.

 

Lynn and Deb are both known professionally for their powerful work with healing and spiritual manifestation. Together they bring more than eight decades of metaphysical expertise to work on your behalf. They don’t simply offer information, they actually add their trained consciousness to yours to help you create the results you haven’t been able to call forth on your own. This takes place in the face-time session but it also continues in Lynn and Deb’s personal spiritual work.

 

 

Reasons to schedule a private workshop:

 

  1. To manifest a cherished goal.

 

  1. To attract people and harmonizing relationships: attract the people who will open doors of opportunity and support your highest good; attract a specific kind of relationship such as a mate, mentor, new friend, future child, etc.; bring healing to problem relationships, and raise the quality of all your relationships and interactions.

 

  1. To support your process of physical healing and understand the spiritual lessons of a dis-ease.

 

  1. To help you move through a challenge time.

 

  1. For clarity to facilitate growth and success.

 

  1. To gain insight into your soul purpose with a significant other person.

 

  1. To meet and work with the nonphysical spiritual guides who want to assist your growth at this time.

 

  1. To awaken intuition and developing your psychic skills

 

  1. And more. Let us know your area of interest and we will create a program for you.

If you have questions about whether this offering is a good fit for you, email Lynn at lynn@lynnwoodland.com.

 

The fee for this workshop with Lynn and Deb is $275.

Register and pay below.

To schedule a private workshop with Lynn and Deb please complete the following. We will contact you to set up a time.

  • Best Time to schedule your appointment

    —include AM/PM, day of week, and your time zone. We can’t guarantee being able to accommodate your preferred time but we will do what we can to find a convenient meeting time. Sessions last approximately 90 minutes.)
  • If you do not show up for your workshop...

    Deb and Lynn will continue with your session at the scheduled time and record it for you to work with at your convenience. While energy work and intuitive input doesn’t require your face-time presence, it’s definitely preferable to have your live participation. Please do everything you can to arrive promptly for your session. If you are unfamiliar with Go To Meeting, you might want to log on a bit early.
  • Price: $275.00
    This payment is nonrefundable.

About Rev. Deb Teramani

Deb Teramani, a long-time colleague of Lynn Woodland, is a modern mystic. Deb has always seen angels and unseen realms, and has studied world spirituality and healing practices for more than 40 years. A highly gifted healer, psychic, and spiritual teacher, she is also a professional prayer practitioner and licensed minister of Religious Science. She is the former co-pastor of the Center for Spiritual Living Baltimore.

 

Here’s what people say about working with Rev Deb:

“After years of searching for my perfect mate to no avail, I met my wonderful husband one day after Rev Deb prayed for me!


“…here’s someone who really understands how to contact the Divine and manifest results!  Thank you, Rev. Deb!  My life will never be the same.”

 

“Rev Deb is AMAZING!  She has been one of my greatest teachers and helped me to develop my own spiritual practice.   Her prayer work is powerful and effective.   I couldn’t say enough great things about her and all that she has done for my life.