Meditation Poem: Vibrating Brilliance

Scott Robinson // July 29th, 2021

Moon cycles pulse in your heart
Stars burn in your seeing
Earth caresses your every step
Sun gives you pure power

 

You stand in vibrating brilliance
With truth beaming from every part of you
You lay in fields of fire
With cool soothing all around

 

Your love affair with Source
Fuels internal passion
Your love affair with your Soul
Creates freedom of Spirit

 

These are the markings of the worker of Light

 

Building Strong Relationships

Scott Robinson // July 29th, 2021


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

It is said the pillars of the temple must stand apart in order to be strong. If there is only one pillar because two have merged, the structure will topple.

When two people are fully a couple, and honour each other’s path with no loss of personal space, the relationship is solid. It is based on individual spiritual autonomy and respect. This can happen in any kind of relationship, intimate or not.

To own your space in relationships, you need to see the other person clearly. You need to view the full picture, including their strengths and weaknesses, with neutrality, not judging them.

Meditation Poem: 7 Maples

Scott Robinson // June 1st, 2021

 

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

 

True Abundance

Scott Robinson // June 1st, 2021

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.

 

It’s Already Here

Scott Robinson // May 18th, 2021

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

You may have been sold the idea that there’s a better way to live than your current life. This better life comes with a better relationship, which is found in a better community with nicer people. There you have a better home, a better car, and a better job with a bigger salary. This allows you to save money, so one day you can really live a better life when you retire. Then you will finally be happy.

It’s not true. Your life is not out there. It’s here.

The only thing that actually creates contentment, fulfillment and happiness lies in this moment, and you as Spirit taking charge of it. This means you have to consciously choose to be happy and fulfilled in this moment. Choose for this to be your norm.

Don’t reserve joy for a vacation in the Bahamas. Choose it as an everyday thing. Your regular life becomes transcendent. And what is transcendence? Living your life in a spiritually-senior state, outside of charged programming.

 

Meditation Poem: No Strings Attached

Scott Robinson // May 4th, 2021

Clouds give earth rain

No limits

Plants give energy

 

Flow

Power

Free and clear

 

The sun gives existence itself

Burns from within

 

I am humbled by this giving

Could I ever be that abundant?

 

Giving always with grace

Always with freedom and faith

 

The balance is beyond understanding

And I revel in its sure magnificence

 

With every breath I give thanks

For the gift of life

 

No strings attached

 

Living Presence

Scott Robinson // May 1st, 2021

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

When you take a walk down the street, what percentage of the time are you present for it? Do you take time to look at the trees as they are silhouetted against the sky or to feel your heart beating as you move down the street? Do you feel the air you breathe or have you moved on to the next thing you are going to do? Walking down the street is as spiritual as meditation. We want to bring spiritual awareness into every moment and into all aspects of our lives. We want to extend our consciousness.

Each of us lives in different realities. If you walk past flowers without seeing them or savouring the fragrance, the flowers do not exist in your reality. They are not actually there for you. Something else was more important in that moment than experiencing the present. If you are present for your life, magic starts to happen and things turn up that you would never expect.

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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, and is Lightwork’s Operations Manager.

A dynamic, joyful educator, Tiffany also works as the Wellness Programs Specialist for the Crisis Centre of BC. For the last 12 years, she has played a key role in bringing mindfulness into the Centre’s programs, and has co-developed and facilitated hundreds of workshops and webinars for youth and adults designed to enhance well-being, resilience and mental health.

She sits on the Board of Directors for the Lightwork Ecovillage on Gambier Island where she lives off-grid with her husband Scott. When she’s not working, 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.