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The Four Winds Society
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you

Since ancient times humans have felt the need to commune with the intelligence that created us, and the world we live in. We refer to this intelligence as Spirit.
 
Often, we feel driven to influence the will of Spirit so creation can favor us.  The longing to gain favor with Spirit is nothing new; in primeval times it was customary to prepare offerings to the manifestations of gods, goddesses, or the source of all life. Both simple and intricate rituals originated in societies around the world.
 
The Himalayan offering ceremony is called Puja, which ranges from daily home rituals like burning incense for a deity, to intricate ceremonies in temples, to large festivals where foods such as cooked rice, fruit, clarified butter, sugar, and betel leaves are offered and later shared among worshipers.
 
Our students are well familiar with the wisdom keepers from the Peruvian Andes and their “despacho” offering, regularly invoked in the Light Body School classes.
 
A common element in all these ceremonies is gratitude, the most fertile soil from which to present any requests to Spirit.
 
The medicine women of the Chilean Andes believe in a step prior to gratitude, acknowledging that we might have stepped out of right relationship with Spirit.  At the start of prayers they say: “I am sorry for not being impeccable,” even absent any conscious recollection of having acted without integrity. It is a practice of “humbleness” meant to deepen their connection, and mindful that the word “humble” derives its roots from “humus,” the Latin word for earth.
 
From the standpoint of humility, the feeling of gratitude comes in a most natural way. As we feel grateful, our hearts fill with love – the most precious vehicle to carry our requests to Spirit.
 
The three components of a ceremonial offering are: humbleness, gratitude, and a request. 
 
The first two steps are vital, as they ensure you’ll experience more grace in your life by becoming a better vessel for the Grace that always is.  A personal request is optional.
 
Tangible offerings enhance the feelings and intentions of our prayers and are of great importance when praying for a community or humanity.
 
At this time of giving thanks, we invite you to step into grace, gratitude and humility, as we pray together for love, light and beauty for our loved ones, and all creations.
 
Happy Thanksgiving, and many blessings to all!

 


Two Events in December
you won’t want to miss!

 

Skydancing:
A Solstice Celebration

December 19 – 21, 2014
Kripalu Center
In this weekend retreat event, prepare for the New Year, take part in Solstice ceremonies, and venture to the realm of the skydancers with Alberto Villoldo. Kripalu - Skydancing: A Solstice Celebration.

 

Sivananda New
Years Symposium

The Shaman's Way of Healing
December 28, 2014

Join Alberto at the beautiful Sivananda Yoga Ashram in the Bahamas. Shaman's Way of Healing –
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas for more information.



South Class

In 2015 begin your journey with the
Four Winds in one of our South Classes!
February 22 - 27 Connecticut
March 27 - April 1 California
May 17 - 22 Florida

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Expeditions Discover
the stillness of your
Soul in Peru.

June 11 - 23 Via Illuminata

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Upcoming classes and events to begin
the journey
 and continue your education. 


Light Body South - Connecticut - February 22-27, 2015    
The anatomy and physiology of the Luminous Energy Field will be explored in-depth. Through the Illumination process, the core foundational healing practice of healing the light body, you will learn how to clear issues stored in the Luminous Energy Field… (Read More) 


Reading the Signs of Destiny - Joshua Tree, CA - March 22-27, 2015
Learn to recognize and align yourself with the signs provided by nature, randomness, and chance events. As you study the art of shamanic seeing and perceive the world of energy, you heed the cautions and seize the opportunities that Spirit offers you. (Read More)


Light Body North - Joshua Tree, CA - March 22-27, 2015
Just as a hummingbird makes the seemingly impossible migration from Canada all the way to Brazil, we too can embark on the epic mythic journey when Spirit calls.  Although we don’t know where we’re going or how we’ll get there, we will learn how to follow the soul’s guidance to the sweetest nectar to sustain us on our way. (Read More)


Walking with Protection - Joshua Tree, CA - March 27 - April 01, 2015
In Walking with Protection, you will have a chance to experience the power force of your intent.  You will also see and experience what distinguishes a shaman from a sorcerer, and come to understand the high level of integrity and ethics that come with stepping into the role of the shaman. (Read more)


Light Body South - Joshua Tree, CA - March 27 - April 01, 2015    
The anatomy and physiology of the Luminous Energy Field will be explored in-depth. Through the Illumination process, the core foundational healing practice of healing the light body, you will learn how to clear issues stored in the Luminous Energy Field… (Read More) 


Munay-Ki - Joshua Tree, CA - March 27 - April 01, 2015
The prophecies of the ancient Americas speak about this time as a period of great transformation, a time to make an extraordinary difference in the world. They foretell of a new human appearing on the planet – a person of wisdom and power who lives free of fear and abides in their eternal nature, accepting stewardship for all creation. (Read More)


Light Body West - Omega, NY - May 03-08, 2015
Just as the jaguar has no predators in the jungle, learn to have no enemies in this world or beyond.  Leave behind the traditional archetype of the violent warrior and step into the shoes of the luminous warrior, who speaks only truth, walks truth, and calls truth. Break free from the grip of fear and prepare to journey beyond death. (Read More)


Working with the Sacred - Omega, NY - May 03-08, 2014
You will learn what makes people “stuck” on the level of the soul.  By working in ceremony, you will acquire valuable tools which allow you to honor what shows up on the mythic level, including the seemingly “negative” elements, so that you can bring healing, transformation, and balance to every situation and every encounter. (Read More)


Light Body East - Omega, NY - May 10-15, 2015
Take a giant leap of faith.  Come and be kicked out of the nest by Great Eagle so that you can spread your wings, soaring high above the world.  Forget the minute details of your life and your old identifications, and let yourself see everything from a greater perspective. (Read More)


Walking with Protection - Omega, NY - May 10-15, 2015
In Walking with Protection, you will have a chance to experience the power force of your intent.  You will also see and experience what distinguishes a shaman from a sorcerer, and come to understand the high level of integrity and ethics that come with stepping into the role of the shaman. (Read more)


Light Body South - Miami, FL - May 17-22, 2015    
The anatomy and physiology of the Luminous Energy Field will be explored in-depth. Through the Illumination process, the core foundational healing practice of healing the light body, you will learn how to clear issues stored in the Luminous Energy Field… (Read More) 


Light Body South & West-Sacred Medicine - Los Lobos Monastery, Lodge & Spa, Chile - February 23-March 6, 2015
Learn how to create sacred space wherever you are, to empower yourself and bring healing to those around you. The anatomy and physiology of the Luminous Energy Field (LEF) will be explored in-depth. (Read More)


Light Body North & East-Sacred Medicine - Los Lobos Monastery, Lodge & Spa, Chile - March 9-20, 2015
In The Way of the Hummingbird, you study the shaman’s practice of Invisibility. Learn to step outside of linear time and into sacred time to heal the past and chart new destinies. Become self-referencing and assume the role of author of your own story. (Read More)


 

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