Why Worry?

Scott Robinson // June 11th, 2019

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An excerpt from the book, ‘Navigation’, by Scott Robinson

You are not your worries.

Your worries may profoundly affect you. They may feel deeply familiar. In fact, they may be more familiar to you than anything else in your life. Your analyzer may tell you they are critically important. They may even be part of your identity.

You may have worries older than your current relationship and current home combined.

Despite all of this, they are still not you.

You are Spirit, and spiritual-seniority is possible even when the analyzer wants to churn with worry.

Meditation Poem: 7 Maples

Scott Robinson // June 11th, 2019

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Feel the vibrant life all around

They embrace us with protective strength

The lush summer green

Tall graceful joy

Flowing in the softness of the afternoon

Hawk shadow glides over the seasons of nature

 

We make a circle of sticks

The sacred in this moment

Gentle power around, above, and below

Have it, it is here

 
 

Lightwork Launches New Book, ‘Navigation’

Jacqueline // June 4th, 2019

 

Lightwork Launches New Book, Navigation

Hello Everyone!

We have exciting news. Scott Robinson, Lightwork’s spiritual director, has a new book called Navigation that has just hit the market. Paperback and digital editions are available for sale now on the Lightwork website.

Navigation is a collection of Scott’s spiritual teachings, poetry and photography. It’s a journey into a fresh, new way of perceiving your life and the world.

The teachings in the book are from classes Scott has taught to the Lightwork community over the years, and the accompanying poems and photographs help to bring the teachings to life.

In Navigation, Scott Robinson offers a different way of looking at life and the world. He aims to help people create freedom, living outside the limits of consumerism, competition and judgment.

Mainstream society would have you believe you can’t choose your reality. Having devoted more than 30 years to deep spiritual practice, Scott has learned there are an unlimited number of realities, and you have the ability to consciously choose the one you want.

You can order a print or digital copy here.

 

 

Meditation Poem: Cherish This Place

Scott Robinson // May 14th, 2019

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You are here

With deep roots

Connected above

You cherish this place
even though you are not of it

You ground into it
even though it is not your home

You are of the big fire
you are of the eternal flame

Shine the Light

Feel the earth

Experience the manifest

And know you are divine

Meditation Poem: Small Pebble, Huge Wave

Scott Robinson // April 23rd, 2019

Lightwork Meditation

Some will transcend
Some will only touch the sacred waters for now

Every step of the journey is valid
Even the wanderings of a detour

Freedom cannot be forced, only encouraged

The door opens, then slams shut tight
or
The step over the threshold
with ease

No one can predict which one it will be

How do we know when one is ready?
The warrior only knows
for sure
when it happens

Each step
More Light

Small pebble
Huge wave

The dragon
The mouse

The stillness
The movement

The intent
The release

I see the sun come over the mountain
And I breathe the Light of a new day

 

Meditation Poem: Where Are You

Scott Robinson // March 19th, 2019

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It’s time to come home
Back to comfort and bliss
You’ve walked the lands of pain
It’s Spirit that was missed

No longer wandering in constant distraction
Come back to your centre, your power, your divinity

As the traveling ends the journey begins
The core of power
The seat of presence
The place of consciousness

Golden simplicity, opens up timeless peace
You are an ocean of stillness
The forever sea

Being home with pristine clarity
Let go of mind
The endless voices are not you
You are bigger
At home in your Light
The Light

Meditation Poem: Bit by Bit

Scott Robinson // February 19th, 2019

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Here in this moment

Here in this time and place

I tune to truth

I walk its path, striving to do all things from the highest integrity

I am, where I am, with it

Everyday I stand up for clarity from a higher place

Every instant my intent affects my reality

The unconscious players

The unseen production

The manifest veneer

The ocean of light

And bit by bit I am more free

Meditation Poem: Everything Matters

Scott Robinson // January 22nd, 2019

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Infinite possibilities

 

Every thought recorded,

Every thought etched in forever

 

Every inkling builds the multiverse

 

Unlimited realities

Formed with ease and flow

 

Out of pristine potential

Comes… everything

 

The flash of energy

Constantly turning into reality

 

Always moving,

Even when stillness is being forged

 

Absolute abundance, is our nature

 … It is nature itself

 

Consciousness

Creating

Consciousness

 

Creation

Creating

Creation

 

There are no insignificant moments

 

Everything matters… everything matters

 

Worlds coming into being,

With the blink of an eye

 

Take none of it for granted

 

You are the source, of all that you survey

 

Meditation Poem: Bright and Powerful

Scott Robinson // January 2nd, 2019

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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

Meditation Poem: Back to Time

Scott Robinson // December 1st, 2018

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Night end, poured back to time

Earth, spin

Spin earth-spin with pulsing life

Dappled skies, across the mountainous fields of fire

Pain fire

Love fire

The fire of your dreaming….

And in a cold, dank, hollow forest

Far from the masks of man

A soul peers out of ancient eyes

Waiting to be free

Waiting to be free

Waiting to…be

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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.

Krista Love

Krista first discovered Lightwork thanks to a tiny poster on Hornby Island. At the time she was practicing yoga and writing a play, but yearned for her true calling. Something about that little poster spoke to her and she hitchhiked to a Lightwork Healing Space event. Soon after she took Lightwork Level 1.

Her love for the practice was so immediate she packed her bags and moved to Vancouver to continue her studies, despite having no job or place to live. She made her way through several years of intensive training, graduating from the Lightwork Teacher’s program in 2003, and later becoming the first person ever to complete the apprenticeship program.

Krista says Lightwork allowed her to transform into the person she always knew she could be. As a teacher, she loves helping people tune into themselves as Spirit and bringing levity to any situation.

Krista teaches a wide range of classes including Lightwork Levels 1 to 3.5, Lightwork Moving Meditation and classes geared for women and parents.

Prior to Lightwork Krista attended theatre school, became a yoga teacher and received a diploma in clowning.

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.

Victoria Smith

Victoria was searching for a way to bring ease and a sense of direction to her life. She signed up for a Lightwork class in 2006 and it was a clear fit.

She brings a deep, joyful commitment to practicing and teaching meditation. Through it, she found a way to create the fun-filled, community-oriented life she always wanted.

Victoria offers group classes, private classes and energy reading-healing sessions. She is currently enrolled in Lightwork’s Level 7 program, apprenticing to founder Scott Robinson.

Victoria is also a spa owner, fly-fisher and nature-lover. She spends free time at the Lightwork Ecovillage, a sustainable meditation community on Gambier Island.

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.