Category Archives: Update

ACT ACTivities for the week of May 18 through 25

Mondays

Qigong with Richard Bredeson, 9:00 a.m.

Richard is leading a Qigong practice every Monday morning during our quarantine time as a great way to start the week. He sends out the Zoom link by email. To get on the list visit his website for details and to sign up. These practice sessions are FREE. If you can’t make it Monday mornings, these sessions are repeated on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

https://QigongistheWay.com

Soul Sounds-Meditations, Chants & Mantras, with Caroline Karditzas, 6:15-6:45 p.m.

Join Caroline on Mondays for centering meditations, to smooth our frequencies. Chant for peace and learn healing Mantras from around the world. Grab your mala beads, your rosary or prayer beads and let’s combine our hearts and souls to align our energies to uplift our planetary community.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83514585529?pwd=bjFwdjkvNGlXVmlHTFI1MWdaZjBqQT09
Meeting ID: 835 1458 5529
Password: 108169

A Course in Miracles with Francie and David Boyce, 7:00–8:30 p.m.

From Francie Boyce about “A Course in Miracles” (ACIM):

I would like to invite anyone who is interested to join us for ACIM discussion every Monday 7:00-8:30 on Zoom. As a group we have been reading and discussing ACIM since last June. We are now on Chapter 19 in the text and lesson 269 in the workbook. If you want to jump right in and join us you are most welcome. We will be starting again at the beginning of the book in July.  If this is for you just send me an email request and I will add you to our zoom email list:

BoyceFrancie@gmail.com

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 

Free Meditation with Denise Figueiredo and Co-Hosts, 8:00-8:30 p.m.

Visit Denise’s website to find the link to the free meditation: https://deniseot.com 

Tuesdays

Reiki Share led this week, May 5th, by Karen Brachman, 7:00-7:30 p.m.

Join weekly Reiki Shares on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. to give or receive. Feel the power of distance Reiki. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet in community and share the experience of Reiki.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 710 1722 1643
Password: 3U0bCk

Thursdays

Qigong with Richard Bredeson, 7:30 p.m.

Richard is leading a Qigong practice Thursday evenings during our quarantine time; it’s a great way to get a good night’s sleep. He sends out the Zoom link by email. To get on the list visit his website for details and to sign up. These practice sessions are FREE.

https://QigongistheWay.com

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.

               Let LOVE in, and Stress out!

                        Denise Figueiredo,

Whole Health and Healing OT

STOP REACTIVITY and FEEL SAFE, PEACEFUL and STRONG.

Go to DeniseOT.com, and ZOOM into:

  • CLASS SATURDAY, MAY 23 – 9:30 to 10:30 AM
  • Self-Care with Whole Health and Healing Practices:
  • Learn simple and easy to apply techniques to support yourself and your loved ones this COVID challenges and beyond, including: Dr. Carol Phillips’ Dynamic Body Balancing, Craniosacral Therapy, Qigong, Brain Gym®, sensory processing and more.

“This class has truly changed the way I treat myself daily!  Denise teaches not only what simple things make a difference, but why they work.  Motivation and inspiration for making a commitment to self-care and nurturing. Hope you’ll join me.”  Karen Brachman/ACT

“TRY IT, you will like it — I do” – Diana Dunaway

WHOLE HEALTH REMINDERS:

  • Decrease time listening to the news
  • Increase outdoor activities – while using COVID precautions
  • Drink water consistently
  • Rest your head on the “tennis balls in a sock” nightly for 15 min before falling sleep
  • State the “I am that I am” affirmations before falling sleep. Focus on the possibilities – Wayne Dyer YouTube
  • Sleep well (7-8 hrs./night): go to bed between 9-11PM
  • Eat live foods – fresh vegetables and fruits. Crunchy foods (i.e., celery or carrots) increase focus. 

Self-Care with Whole Health and Healing Techniques, by Denise Figueiredo
To register go to https://deniseot.com or text Denise at 410-353-6122   

A Tribe of Lightworkers – Together We Rise!

If you are reading this, you are a Lightworker and your light has never been needed more than it is at this time!   2020 we were told would bring big changes and challenges but who could have imagined what we are going through now?  It is important to remember that now is the time we have come for!

As Lightworkers we realize how important increasing and expanding our consciousness and awareness is and that it is the reason why we are here.  We know that we are more than our jobs or the tasks we perform and our ultimate aspiration is to become the best we are meant to be.

We are also very interested in self growth so we read, study and place a high priority on bettering ourselves so ultimately, we can be of service in love to those we come in contact with.   We know we all have somethings valuable to share and we know it is all an expression of Love.

Lightworkers march to a different drum and ultimately feel “different”.  Even though our family, friends and acquaintances like/love us, we know they don’t get us completely.   Also, many Lightworkers have experienced trauma and great difficulties that instead of destroying them has stretched them to a place of greater Understanding.  They see life, people, experiences and the world from a higher more spiritual point of view, they have developed expanded Awareness that they long to develop and share.

Lightworkers long for a Tribe where they can feel accepted, respected, understood and purposeful.  A place and people you can learn with and share your talents and insights.  You have found your Tribe with us!

ACT wants you to know that we remain active during these isolating times to provide those opportunities to learn, grow and share.  You will be receiving weekly emails from “A Community of Transformation” updating our Programs, study groups, Reiki, etc. as we shelter in place.   Our work continues and is more important than ever, so please look for emails from ccc@actannapolis.org and join us when you can with our online programs.

There is a dark cloud over us now, but we know that the sun is still shining above those clouds.  We know that the Light is always there and the darkness is often where the most important lessons are learned.  It is a time to go within and find your light and share it.  The clouds will pass and we will be transformed.  It will be challenging but if we go through this Consciously, we will grow!

We invite you to join our Tribe of Lightworkers.  Anyone joining or joined now will be included in the upcoming years membership.  Thank you all so much for your support.  Our programs will continue virtually until we safely can meet again.  You can check us out  at https://actannapolis.org/membership-join-or-renew-today/.   However, if you don’t feel this is the right time for you to join, please know you are Always Welcome! We love and appreciate you no matter how you chose to show up!

Remember “we love each other into wholeness” and Together We Rise!

With Love and Light,

Helen Dierker,
Membership Chair

Hello Members and Friends of ACT, We are here for you!!!

Your ACT community is reaching out with ways to stay connected, to create balance, and to give Love, Hope and Peace. As we enter each week during these extraordinary times, let us remember our connection with Source, with one another, and with our natural world.

You are invited to access a variety of online co-sponsored offerings. Please feel free to share with others who might benefit. If you are new to Zoom please click the link a few minutes before and follow the online directions to download the application and connect.

Monday – Friday 

Free Nightly Meditation with Denise Figueiredo and Co-Hosts, 8:00-8:30 p.m., until the end of the quarantine.

Visit Denise’s website to find the link to the free meditation: https://deniseot.com

Mondays

Qigong with Richard Bredeson, 9:00 a.m.

Richard is leading a Qigong practice every Monday morning during our quarantine time as a great way to start the week. He sends out the Zoom link by email. To get on the list visit his website for details and to sign up. These practice sessions are FREE. If you can’t make it Monday mornings, these sessions are repeated on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

https://QigongistheWay.com

Soul Sounds-Meditations, Chants & Mantras, with Caroline Karditzas, 6:15-6:45 p.m.

Join Caroline on Mondays for centering meditations, to smooth our frequencies. Chant for peace and learn healing Mantras from around the world. Grab your mala beads, your rosary or prayer beads and let’s combine our hearts and souls to align our energies to uplift our planetary community.

Link to join:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83514585529

A Course in Miracles with Francie and David Boyce, 7:00–8:30 p.m.

From Francie Boyce about “A Course in Miracles” (ACIM):

I would like to invite anyone who is interested to join us for ACIM discussion every Monday 7:00-8:30 on Zoom. As a group we have been reading and discussing ACIM since last June. We are now on Chapter 19 in the text and lesson 269 in the workbook. If you want to jump right in and join us you are most welcome. We will be starting again at the beginning of the book in July.  If this is for you just send me an email request and I will add you to our zoom email list:

BoyceFrancie@gmail.com

Tuesdays

Reiki Share led this week, May 5th, by Karen Brachman, 7:00-7:30 p.m.

Join weekly Reiki Shares on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. to give or receive. Feel the power of distance Reiki. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet in community and share the experience of Reiki.

Link to join:  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77431954153

Thursdays

Qigong with Richard Bredeson, 7:30 p.m.

Richard is leading a Qigong practice Thursday evenings during our quarantine time; it’s a great way to get a good night’s sleep. He sends out the Zoom link by email. To get on the list visit his website for details and to sign up. These practice sessions are FREE.

https://QigongistheWay.com

Saturday May 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Self-Care with Whole Health and Healing Techniques, by Denise Figueiredo

The Sunday Celebration of Circular Leadership!

On Sunday, November 10, 2019, A Community of Transformation (ACT) came together to celebrate Linda Roebuck and the launch of her collaborative book “Circular Leadership: Together We Rise.” Linda spoke about the book and more importantly the meaning and transforming power of Circular Leadership.  We concluded the celebration in a joyous circle while Bob Sima and Shannon Plummer led the singing of “Together We Rise” the theme of the book and Bob’s contribution to its writing and high vibrational energy.

And you can download Bob’s song when you buy the book! Why not buy the Kindle version right now for only $0.99 and you can listen to the song immediately. And while you are on Amazon please consider leaving a comment on the page. Here’s the link to buy the Kindle Version:

Click to Buy

Also much of the Celebration was video recorded. Watch it here

Our Shamanic Journey to the Temples of the Heart by Karen Brachman

Paul Sivert, the founder and owner of the Shamanic Healing Institute, spoke at the ACT October 8 gathering.  Paul is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and a highly trained shamanic practitioner healing professional.

The mission of the Shamanic Healing Institute is to heal and teach people through individual and group spiritual healing sessions, workshops, retreats, practitioner education programs and products.

Paul’s vision is to preserve the cross-cultural healing traditions and teachings and integrate them into energy healing practices.

Paul led us through one of the most common practices of the tradition, a Healing Journey. He began by creating a sacred safe space with a ceremony that invoked and welcomed our helping spirits from the South, West, North and East, from Below and from Above and by referencing the sun, air, water, fire elements.

Paul then led a guided meditation to ensure that everyone became aware of their personal spirit guide.

Paul explained that the focus for this journey would be to visit at least 3 of the 9 Temples of the Heart and would be induced by rhythmic drumming. He distributed descriptions of each of the Temples:

  • Temple of Joy – Soul
  • Temple of Grief/Sadness – New Beginnings
  • Temple of Humbleness – Softness
  • Temple of Hope – Gratitude
  • Temple of Anger – Transformation
  • Temple of Ego/Fear – Compassion
  • Temple of Harmony – Blessings
  • Temple of Sweetness – Nectar
  • Temple of Wisdom – Sacred Knowledge.

Paul suggested that we might want to take action in the temples to: 1) Let something go.  2) Ask a question. 3) Receive a gift.  4) Receive a message.

And so the drumming began.

When the final drum signal brought us back from our journey we shared our experiences. It became obvious that no two journeys were alike and yet there were common elements in all of them.

Divided into smaller groups we shared specifics about which temples we explored, our visions and any actions taken. The room was filled with increased energy and animated  conversations.

It was a remarkable afternoon and we all took away a better understanding of the potential and possibilities of integrating Shamanic techniques into our lives.

Thank you, Paul!

The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

ACT welcomed our beloved Gloria Hesseloff, renowned professional astrologer and stargazing mystic, in February 2017 as our keynote presenter.   She shared her insights as we began what she described to be “…a year of sacred preparations. This is our opportunity to put supportive structure in place, both in our lives and in our outer world.”

A wealth of Akashic knowledge, Gloria enlightened us about the general energetic tendencies and influences associated with the planets: “Yes, Venus is all about Love Sweet Love”, she agreed, “but Mars is often the harbinger of passion and motivation, not necessarily war and anger. Neptune guides us to a relationship with the divine and kinship with higher energies.  This etheric enhancement to our spirituality drifting through our dreams and imagination plays into our transcendent creativity, while Jupiter’s sheer size bespeaks her very nature; offering expansive hope, opportunity, faith, and rationality.  By observing natural cycles and their impact, we are challenged (and empowered) to become our highest selves, to embrace a higher way of moving through our world.  More than human beings, we learn to see ourselves as ‘Human Becomings’”.

“The birthing of the ‘Age of Aquarius’ will bring with it a recognition of our ‘Oneness’, and we’re called to spread the word, to share the good news.  As the cosmic cycles evolve we keep upgrading how we use our power.  We have outgrown the small stories of our lives”, Gloria continued, “and now we ask; …How can we raise our vibration?, …Cultivate a warmhearted neutrality?, …Honor the diversity? …Embrace the gift of choice and use it wisely?”

Courage and passion are aspects of divine feminine power, encouraging us to stay conscious about how we get triggered by our circumstances; …Do we respond from sadness, anger & fear?, …Or do we create from gratitude, empowerment & possibility? There’s been a recent movement of consciousness to re-establish Pluto as a planet, and isn’t this poetic justice since Pluto’s cosmic momentum accentuates ‘transformation’?!?  Our mission as ACT is to nurture positive transformation, and Gloria emboldened the promise of our collectively and joyously ACTivating a heroic community.  We invite you to join us in March at Unity By The Bay as we find ways to voice the enchantment, and “Keep Looking Up”.