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.

Meditation Poem: The Bound, The Release

Scott Robinson // May 19th, 2020

The layer beneath the layer


The veneer on top of the structure


The unseen beneath the seen


The ego struts with unconsciousness


The Spirit flows with knowing


The master says,
“Don’t be fooled by the facade”

We must pierce the veil
to reveal the reality inside


Your relationship within


Your relationship without


Both must be polished
until they shine like gold


Then the vision is clear


And the material world
is seen…
simply dancing on top
of the energetic fire


Relationship games
are highly visible now


And the cleanup is vibrant


This understanding


Opens the seeker
to the seeing


Opens the surface
to the depths


Opens the bound
to the release


The Moment Is All There Is And All Moments Are Equal

Scott Robinson // May 19th, 2020

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


When you get neutral and get out of judgment with your reality, you realize that every moment has equal value. There are no moments more significant than any other moments. Walking down the street and winning an award both have the same level of value.

When one truly gets spiritually present, every moment becomes rich and beautiful and deep, no matter what that particular moment is.

Can you have this moment? Can you enjoy your life? If not what are you waiting for?

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 or any past event. It is already whole and rich and everything.

Finding the Gift Within

Scott Robinson // April 21st, 2020

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

In every situation in life, no matter how challenging or painful, there is always a gift of learning for you.  The task of the Spiritual Warrior is to find the gift and then to truly receive it. It is often painful to look directly at an event in your life, especially something that has a lot of charge around it, but it is important to try and find the inherent learning. As you walk your spiritual path, this is a powerful way to continue to move forward.

One of the keys to being able to find the gift within — the particular piece, the gift for you — is to be neutral, to be out of judgment. You have to be able to look at these things without viewing them as right or wrong or good or bad. You have to transcend the idea that something should or should not have taken place, and know that as Spirit, you created the situation very specifically, in order to get a piece of information.

If you are able to see something from a place of neutrality you will acknowledge there is a specific reason why it occurred. There will be crucial learning in it for you. The question is whether you can receive the gift. Whatever takes place will redirect your life in a way that is entirely appropriate, if you can receive what is happening to you and not go into resistance to it. Getting the learning requires that you let go of previous plans, concepts, ideas and visions of the way life is supposed to be, and go with what is being presented to you. If you can see the gift and receive it, you will get the piece of information and learn from it, and your life will be blessed by this event.

Mediation Poem: Unbelievable

Scott Robinson // April 21st, 2020


To the waters

Thank you for life


To the sky

You are our protection, our aura


To the soil

You nurture all


To the fires

Renewing rebirth


We walk the manifest path

with love, frustration and desire


I sit and adore this earth, this realm

and I know it is not forever


Forever exists outside of this place


This creation is a work of art

an expression of our creative nature

its detail profound

its beauty unbelievable


How much can we have it?


This intimate masterpiece of the Spirit


Easing Body Grief

Scott Robinson // March 24th, 2020

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

Learning to communicate with your body is an essential part of spiritual growth. You have to be aware of what your body is saying to you and be able to touch into its main emotional tone. Although you may be functioning well, staying clear, and keeping your energy moving, your body could be in an entirely different state. This is not a problem, but it is important to listen to the messages your body is sending, and to offer comfort. What does your body want? What does it need? Where is it at? It is through the emotions originating in the second chakra that our bodies can communicate with us.

Meditation Poem: Crystal Clear Presence

Scott Robinson // March 24th, 2020

Light pierces the veil of time

And with a flash I am crystal clear presence

Every cell vibrates in now

Trees more green

Body more real

Spirit more present


What is Acceptance?

Scott Robinson // February 11th, 2020

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

Acceptance is about validating and saying hello to what is, that is, what is going on right now for you. With acceptance, you can clear the way to move forward spiritually. If you are in denial of a part of your reality, you will continue to be owned by that piece. Accepting what is, does not mean you are powerless to change your situation. It means, you are clear about where you are, and what you are working with. You are outside of judgment.



Meditation Poem: The Lesson

Scott Robinson // February 11th, 2020

Change is growth

Growth is change

We touch truth, we take the step

In circles and cycles the cosmos flows

And in the center the Spirit knows

Yes I know you are here

Yes I can feel your love

You touch me so gently, like a warm breeze

With such ease you are all

Only revealing yourself when asked

Ascent or descent, the lesson is free will

Ascent or descent, the lesson is love


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Scott Robinson

Scott Robinson is the founder and spiritual director of Lightwork Spiritual Development, based on Gambier Island, B.C. For more than 30 years, Scott’s spiritual evolution has been his life focus, along with helping others discover themselves as spiritual beings.

Even in earlier stages of his life Scott lived outside the confines of mainstream society as a hippie kid, musician, video artist, photographer, poet and world traveller. Spiritually aware from childhood, he could see energy, and he knew there was a bigger picture than the material pursuits of life.

His spiritual purpose took shape in his early twenties when he discovered a meditation style that was an immediate fit. He dove deeply into spiritual studies, deepening his clairvoyant abilities and learning the art of self-healing.

Scott is constantly pushing the boundaries of spiritual knowledge. Through teaching, writing and photography, he empowers others to become conscious, bright spiritual beings on the path to freedom.

Scott is also Chair of the Board, chief visionary, and manager of the Lightwork Ecovillage, the Gambier Island sacred site that is home to the Lightwork practice.

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) and is now a self-employed bookkeeper.

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 ( 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 Robinson grew up in Calgary and completed a BA in Psychology in 2003 at the University of Calgary, but knew from a young age she loved the west coast. After working for a variety of youth-serving organizations and educational retreat centres, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area, Naramata Centre and Hollyhock, she took her first meditation class in 2007. It sparked a lifelong commitment and inspired a move to Vancouver in 2008.

Since then, Tiffany has been studying meditation intensively, completing Lightwork’s two-year Meditation Teacher Training in 2012 and the three-year Apprenticeship in 2015. She now offers introductory and advanced meditation classes full-time, and is Lightwork’s Operations Manager.

A dynamic, joyful educator, Tiffany draws from experience having worked as the Wellness Programs Specialist for the Crisis Centre of BC. For over 13 years, she was instrumental in bringing mindfulness into the Centre’s training programs, co-developing and facilitating hundreds of workshops and webinars for youth and adults designed to enhance well-being, resilience and mental health.

She is a Board Member and Resident Steward for the Lightwork Ecovillage on Gambier Island where she lives off-grid with her husband Scott. When she’s not teaching classes or sessions online, Tiffany loves to learn about sustainable living, enjoy time with community and investigate the natural world.

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.

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 completed the Level 7 Apprenticeship program at Lightwork in 2021.

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.

Zhenya completed the Apprenticeship program at Lightwork in 2021 and now 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.

Bogdan Serban

Bogdan Serban is a certified Lightwork teacher and a soccer-playing dad of two boys.

He started studying Lightwork in 2015 after many years of interest in spirituality and energy work. He considers the Lightwork practice to be life-changing, improving his relationships at home and work, and instilling a deeper self-confidence. He uses the Lightwork techniques every day to support his parenting, marriage and work life.

Bogdan originally hails from the picturesque, mountainside city of Brasov, Romania. He’s lived in Vancouver since 2005 and works in the telecom sector. In his down time, you’ll usually find Bogdan hanging out with his family or on a soccer pitch.

Bogdan completed his Lightwork teaching certificate in 2020. He also holds a degree in business management.