Considering Level 4?

Jacqueline // January 29th, 2021

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Heads up, everyone! Lightwork Level 4 program will be starting up in March 2021. This year-long online program is a game-changer so if you’re interested, make sure you don’t miss the train.

Level 4 rocks. Here’s why:

1) You learn to read energy. This is an action-packed roll-up your sleeves program that develops your intuition and spiritual awareness. Scott Robinson will teach you to read energy through weekly recorded classes, and will have the opportunity to practice in live readings. You will get to know yourself and the world on a profound level.

2) Deep personal healing can happen. It’s called ‘Transformation‘ for good reason. This is a chance to rid yourself of old energy that is slowing you down, making way for you to float freer in life.

3) Meditation becomes a powerful part of your life, allowing you to take charge and create what you want. This is a way to really ground your practice and own it for yourself.

Sound intriguing? If you’d like to take Level 4, drop us a note at lightwork@lightwork.ca.

You’ll find the details for the program here. Check it out!

 

True Abundance

Scott Robinson // September 3rd, 2019

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

Abundance is the ability to create something and fully have the experience of it.

It is the ability to share your reality with something – to really soak it in. It is also known as high-havingness, and it can apply to anything.

It can be as simple as noticing the heartbeats in your chest and truly savouring the experience. Whether you are asleep or going about your daily life, your heart always beats for you. It goes on, steadily and faithfully, until you are complete with manifestation this lifetime. This is abundance.

Abundance can be a glass of water. First you are aware of the liquid. Then you become deeply present with it. As you drink it, you notice its sacredness. Perhaps you even tune into the entire Universe through the experience.

Abundance is a state of being. It is a way of living, without limits. It is love, ease and relaxation. If you choose it as your set point in life, you see abundance everywhere you look.

Creating Balance Through Spiritual Practice

Scott Robinson // July 20th, 2019

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

Being in balance is a spiritual choice.

We can choose sustainability. We can choose a more holistic way of living. We can choose to be in harmony with each other and the earth. We can shift our value system.

I’m not talking about reverting to a pre-industrial society. I believe in the gifts of technology. I’m just saying to use them consciously. I’m saying be aware of the addictive quality of products, and make conscious choices about how to use them.

As a spiritual warrior, aim to bring spiritual awareness to every decision. Is it of the highest integrity for all of humanity and the planet?

Choose the path of balance.

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.

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.

 

 

Use Meditation to Let Your Energy Flow

Scott Robinson // May 14th, 2019

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

 

You can be in a state of spiritual well-being, even if your body is physically unwell.

When Gandhi was fasting to stop the riots in India, he was in a state of spiritual well-being, although his body was near death.

Illness or body pain is an energy manifestation. It often alerts us to an issue of which we are not consciously aware.

Healing is flow, and flow is change. We are all in a constant state of change. Nothing in the cosmos is meant to stand still. Mountains are slowly eroding to sand. Seasons end and new ones begin. It is the same with your energy. It is meant to flow, always.

When we block our energy flow as a result of resistance — fear, denial — we limit healing. When the flow is limited and this is not acknowledged, it will most likely lead to physical illness.

The body is a manifestation of energy, of spirit. Release the energy blockage, and you heal the body.

 

Coping With Life’s Curve Balls

Jeanine // March 31st, 2019

 

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On one of the most challenging mornings of my life, I used my meditation tools to cope.

The night before, my boyfriend and I had invited a handful of friends over for boardgames. There were snacks. There was laughter. There were fun games. But in the mix of it all, there was also a moment I realized his affection and attention was on a female friend at the party, and not on me.

The next morning, he and I talked. I referenced the meditation lesson that taught me to take responsibility for my part in every creation. I was able to see the bigger landscape of our relationship outside the context of this one ‘betrayal’. I was able to acknowledge that I had been retreating from our partnership and indeed had been less emotionally available to him as a partner. I was able to see that my behaviour had gone against our commitment to be with one another – not because I was with someone else, but because I was so involved in my work that I was no longer able to be with myself let alone him.

I was angry that morning. And sad. Those emotions were run, but run from a place of me recognizing the communication from my body and owning the experience I was having. I was able to detail to him why I was both angry and sad – not from a place of blame, but simply sharing my experience.

Using my meditation tools to see the bigger picture, to own my experience of every relationship, and indeed to manage my emotions from a place of understanding myself rather than sinking into the emotion – these tools made the most challenging morning of my life manageable. And being able to communicate from a clearer place, I was able to re-connect with my partner and share my experience from a neutral position without blame.

Challenging moments still happen, but with meditation tools they are more manageable.

Introducing Our Brand New Booking System!

Jacqueline // January 3rd, 2019

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People, we’re kick-starting 2019 with a fabulous new way to book classes and services at Lightwork. We’ve just launched a brand new online booking system.

For the first time ever, you can view and book time slots for services like private meditation classes, energy reading & healings, restorative healings and more.

Plus you can sign up for Level 1, 2 and 3 classes easier than ever. Soon all other classes will be added to the system.

Do check it out! And please – give us feedback. It’s a new system so we’re working to refine it. If you have questions or find something confusing, send us an email at bookings@lightwork.ca.

We look forward to seeing you for classes and healing services in 2019!

Now That I Meditate

Elizabeth Stevenson // October 2nd, 2018

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Before I started meditating I was confused and saddened by the state of the world. I did not understand how we could hurt each other so much, how humans were capable of wars.

As I began studying meditation, I learned that most people don’t actually want to hurt others, but their own wounds influence their actions and can lead them to do hurtful things. This understanding helps me treat everyone with love and compassion, even those who are hurtful toward me.

Now that I meditate, I feel as though my life is my own – my own to direct, my own to live, my own to experience. If something isn’t working for me I know that I have the ability to change it, instead of thinking I just have to live with it. Moving from being a martyr to someone who takes responsibility and consciously chooses her life is a big and sometimes scary change, but it’s also a huge validation of who I really am. Powerful, present and ready to go!

Now that I meditate, I’m not living for others anymore. I used to seek approval and do what I thought I was supposed to do to be a ‘good’ person. I was so caught up in this that I didn’t even know what I wanted. It was what others thought or knew that mattered.

Now I feel more balanced. I can hear and appreciate others’ opinions and I know that I can also have my own, and mine are just as valid.

 

When I Am Present

Jeanine // September 1st, 2018

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To be at home in my own presence is to feel comfortable giggling at a funny leaf as it falls down on my path as I walk to work.

Being at home in my life feels like living true to my inner child.

As I move through this world, I use the meditation tools of centering and present time to ensure I am at home in my own space. I aim to live in the present moment, at peace with myself, and aware of the world around me. This intent for consciousness and presence brings me a multitude of gifts.

If I am present, I can notice a small child walking toward me, holding their parent’s hand on the city sidewalk. If I smile, they often smile back. What a way to brighten everyones day! If I am present, I might spot a flower poking out from the earth in a planter. If it has started to blossom, I might even stop to smell it. What an enriching experience!

If I am present, I’m much more likely to notice a gorgeous sunset, or how the sunlight hits the glass atop that building just so. There are sights I see and moments I witness only if I am present.

Bringing more and more presence into my life has felt like the most incredible ongoing gift to myself.

Being at home to me means being present in my own space in the current moment. It is not a specific physical space, but a mental place of being aware. When aware, I feel “at home” in my life.

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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 (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 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.