Meditation Poem: A higher View

Scott Robinson // October 13th, 2020

 

The journey is vast

 

But step-by-step I piece it together

 

Not knowing exactly what I’m seeking

 

I have faith that

The next truth will reveal itself

 

In nature things evolve

I believe this is true of the Spirit as well

 

Many have walked this path before me

I will watch for their teachings

 

And inward find the bigger space

 

A higher view

 
 

The moment is all there is

Scott Robinson // October 13th, 2020

An edited excerpt from the book, ‘The Journey is the Goal,’ by Scott Robinson

When you truly move into an experience of the present moment, you naturally move into a state of bliss.

You are not comparing the moment to any future event, any past event. The moment is whole and rich and everything.

Ultimately we realize that past and future don’t even really exist. The present moment is all there is, and in every moment there are transcendent wonders and deep learning. All we have to do is to make the choice of truly being there and experiencing it.

Believing one moment is more valuable than another moment, or better than another moment is simply judgment, and ultimately falls by the wayside as the present moment opens up to you.

Meditation Poem: Bright and Powerful

Scott Robinson // September 15th, 2020

Like the young morning’s light
Orange, gentle, warming

The giddy excitement of the new
Grounded in the ancient

A bright and powerful dawn

The darkness slowly bleeding away
Revealing the places longing to be filled

 
 

Shining the Light on Unconsciousness

Scott Robinson // September 15th, 2020

An edited excerpt from the book, ‘The Journey is the Goal’, by Scott Robinson

So much of what happens in life is unconscious.

I believe meditation is about raising your awareness and recognizing what is really going on in your life. If you are unconscious of an issue, it is difficult to heal it.

There’s so much in society that promotes unconsciousness and denial. Ignorance is bliss, but it is not freedom and it doesn’t work forever.

When the question, ‘Why?’ becomes bigger than the comfort of ignorance, you become more conscious.
 
 

Everything is Energy

Scott Robinson // August 23rd, 2020

An edited excerpt from the book, ‘The Journey is the Goal’, by Scott Robinson

Everything is energy. And there are unlimited frequencies of energy.

Sunlight vibrates at a specific frequency. The Earth has a unique frequency. Humans vibrate at different frequencies than trees.

Even within your own body you have a huge variety of vibrations. Your heart vibrates at a different frequency than your lungs, for example.

When you learn to meditate, you learn to manage your own energy — your own vibration.

Meditation Poem: Timeless Earth

Scott Robinson // August 23rd, 2020

Liquid skies forever flow

Cells of the timeless Earth

Streams of euphoric ease

Grounded by rock force

Is Your Decision From Fear or Love?

Scott Robinson // July 21st, 2020

An excerpt from the book, ‘The Journey is the Goal’, by Scott Robinson

On a core level, every decision you make in your life comes either from a place of love or fear.

If a decision is made truly from a place of love, it will always be on your direct spiritual path, and of integrity.

No one makes every decision from a place of love, but the more you do, the more direct your path to freedom.

Meditation Poem: Soil

Scott Robinson // July 21st, 2020

Over timeless time

Mountains ground into sand

Countless trees become it

The very essence of… alive

Creating abundance

Nurturing our being

The Earth is always building it

It is “Source design”

It is absolutely fundamental

It -is- sacred

But often not treated that way

Disconnected and unbalanced, many disregard it

Not conscious of the reality

that it supports all

Honoring the end of the cycle

Honoring the beginning of the cycle in its manifestation

The ultimate in humility

Quietly working… so life can exist

The flowers get the glory

but it makes it happen

Deep

rich

life creating

… soil

Meditation Poem: This Spot

Scott Robinson // June 16th, 2020

The Spiritual practice of staying in place

The beginner moves whenever he or she is uncomfortable

The Spiritual Warrior transcends the desire to move

Stillness is the power

Stillness creating absolute flow

Stillness bringing
vibrant, energetic movement

Deep local

The Spiritual Warrior takes the lesson
from the Douglas fir tree

Staying in the exact same spot for centuries

Profoundly grounded

One of the most powerful things you can say is

“I’m staying here”

So many lifetimes traveling along the surface

Skipping without purpose

Never staying long enough to settle

Constant stimulation without meaning

Avoiding depth

Avoiding the internal deep dive

The Spiritual Warrior knows

It’s not out there
It’s right here

Within this spot

There is unlimited depth

Within this spot

There is unlimited height

Within this spot

There is freedom

The Lover and the Love

Scott Robinson // June 16th, 2020

An excerpt from the book, ‘The Journey is the Goal’, by Scott Robinson

We are all loved, fundamentally, always.

Our connection with Source is our connection with love. Love and Source are the same thing. Love is what holds the universe together.

A common myth is that in order to experience love we have to share it with someone else. This is simply not the case. You can live within the state of love all the time. In fact you are love – it is what you are made of on a core level.

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Scott Robinson

In 1995, after years of spiritual study, Scott founded Lightwork Spiritual Development, of which he is the Spiritual Director. Since 1995 he has been teaching intensively.

Scott believes that on a core level every spiritual teacher of integrity is teaching the same thing, because the core spiritual principles never change. However, there are unlimited ways to express these principles, and every spiritual teacher and practice has its own unique flavour. Finding a flavour that one likes is the task of the seeker.

Scott is also an artist, musician and poet, and has traveled the world extensively. He feels his purpose is to be on his spiritual path and to assist others on their path. His teaching is safe and supportive with amusement and integrity.

Alison Cretney

Alison has been practicing Lightwork meditation since 2007. As a certified Lightwork teacher, she offers classes suitable to first-time meditators or anyone who has practiced other meditation styles. You can attend her classes in beautiful Nelson, BC, or by phone or Skype.

Alison has found Lightwork's clarity, ease and potency to be transformative in all aspects of her life including parenting, work, relationships and stress.

She has a Masters in Strategic Leadership Toward Sustainability which she applies in collaborative projects seeking solutions for climate change.

Julia Watson

Julia offers meditation and consulting services for organizations and individuals.

She started her conscious spiritual journey in her mid-twenties but it wasn’t until she came across Lightwork in 2002 that she found a meditation practice that really worked for her.

Julia completed Lightwork’s seven levels of training in 2010. She has been joyfully teaching meditation classes and offering private energy readings since then.

She was previously the Program Director at Hollyhock (Canada’s leading educational retreat centre), the Director of Operations at Communicopia Internet, and a producer of the Web of Change conference.

Julia received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University in 1994. She received a permaculture design certificate in 2000.

Julia Thiessen

Julia started taking Lightwork classes by phone from Winnipeg in 2004. The classes rocked her world so thoroughly she moved to Vancouver to continue her meditation studies, eventually graduating from Lightwork's most advanced program, 'Level 7: The Apprenticeship' in 2012.

Her move to the West Coast allowed her to become involved in the Lightwork Ecovillage, where she continues to deepen her meditation practice and learn life lessons (like...you really can grow kale year round!).

Julia is a certified Lightwork Teacher. She offers Lightwork Level 1 and Level 2 classes for beginners, as well as private energy reading sessions.

She brings creativity to the Lightwork administration team, and manages two annual meditation retreats: the summer '9-Day Dharma Healing', and 'Winter Light Week'.

She has an intuitive and studied understanding of all things green, arising from her work in therapeutic gardening at BC Children's Hospital and other locations around Vancouver.

Cathy Belgrave

When Cathy signed up for her first Lightwork class, she entered brand new territory. Coming from a scientific background, meditation was well outside her normal repertoire but she felt compelled to try it.

Without even being able to describe how, she shifted perceptions in all parts of her life and began making decisions that decreased stress. Encouraged, she thought she would keep meditating until it no longer felt like a fit. That day never came. She’s now a committed Lightwork practitioner and teacher.

Cathy offers Lightwork Level 1, Level 2, private classes and energy reading-healings. She blends her passions for writing, teaching and meditation by offering creative writing workshops for children and adults.

Darci Rosalie

Darci discovered Lightwork meditation in her last month of nursing school. She realized she wanted a totally new way of coping with stress, rather than relying on old, unhealthy habits.

So she turned down a fancy job in California with a big signing bonus and season’s tickets to her favourite football team. Instead she registered for Lightwork's beginners class and never looked back.

Throughout her healing journey Darci has witnessed how meditation has the power to shift tough situations and heal what needs healing.

Her favorite thing about being a Lightwork teacher is the simplicity and presence of being in the moment. The big and small of the universe come into focus and make room for significant awareness and healing.

Darci graduated from the Lightwork Apprenticeship program in March 2014. She offers energy reading sessions and meditation classes in a loving, supportive environment.

Tiffany Robinson

Tiffany has been studying meditation intensively since 2007. She is a certified Lightwork meditation teacher and a graduate of Lightwork's most advanced program, the three-year Level 7: Apprenticeship Program.

Tiffany sits on the Lightwork Ecovillage Board of Directors, and splits her time between Vancouver and the Lightwork Ecovillage on Gambier Island with her husband Scott and his daughter Cloe.

Her classes are open to teens and adults.

Jacqueline Voci

Jacqueline first learned to meditate as an antidote to stress and a crazy-busy lifestyle in the tech and PR industries. As she gradually made it part of her daily routine, an entirely new way of experiencing life emerged.

In March 2014, she completed Lightwork’s two-year meditation teacher program and began its most immersive course, a three-year apprenticeship to founder, Scott Robinson.

Jacqueline teaches Lightwork's beginner classes (Levels 1 & 2) and offers meditation workshops for companies and organizations. She has hosted workshops for the Dalai Lama Center for Peace & Education, UBC Faculty of Medicine, BC Cancer Research Centre and BCIT Student Association.

She is also a writer and communications consultant.

Elizabeth Stevenson

Elizabeth decided to give Lightwork a try in 2010, after observing a friend's Lightwork journey. Deciding it was a fit, she took classes from her hometown of Victoria by phone for six years. She then packed up and moved to Vancouver to continue her studies, completing Lightwork's Level 6 Teacher Training Program in 2017.

Meditation has helped Elizabeth let go of fears and embrace all aspects of herself. She's excited that teaching now gives her the chance to offer the Lightwork techniques to other people.

Prior to Lightwork, Elizabeth completed a B.A. in anthropology, and certifications in community counselling and permaculture. Music has always been an important part of her life. She enjoys singing opera and jazz, and offering vocal improv classes.

Leslie Dickout

Leslie took her first Lightwork meditation class by phone in 2012 while living in the busy city of New York. She was awestruck by the simplicity of the tools she learned, and how they helped her let go of old patterns. She knew she wanted to learn more.

In 2018 she completed Lightwork’s two-year meditation teacher program, and she began a three-year apprenticeship to founder Scott Robinson that same year.

Now settled in Vancouver and enjoying a much simpler life, Leslie offers Lightwork Level 1 and Level 2 classes, as well as private energy reading-healings.

She also works in communications at BC Recreation & Parks Association.

Zhenya Andriyash

Zhenya started taking Lightwork meditation classes in the fall of 2012 while living in New York City and working for a bank. Meditation was his way of dealing with stress-filled workplace and hectic city life.

While taking Lightwork's Next Step program, he moved to Vancouver to lead a quieter, healthier life with a focus on his spiritual development.

As of now, Zhenya is a part of the Apprenticeship program at Lightwork. He offers beginner Lightwork classes(Level 1 and 2), as well as reading-healing sessions.

Having a job in the tech sector, Zhenya finds his meditation practice to be essential for having wellness and balance in his life.