Denis P. // February 28th, 2017
For many years I felt that something was missing in my life, and also that this wasn’t even really my life, but rather a movie I found myself in, with no control over the direction it was going. Then at one point, a thought popped up in my mind – there must be more to this.
That thought was present for a while, and then I met my partner who’d been doing Lightwork for a long time. I kept asking her about meditation. I had many questions, but was looking for the information from more of an intellectual point of view, so one day she told me, “You can find all the answers from within, and meditation will facilitate that.”
I took my first Lightwork class shortly after. She was right.
Darci R. // January 23rd, 2017
I used to think that freedom meant you could just fly where the wind takes you without a care in the world. I equated being free with not having any responsibilities.
I was under the impression that there was freedom and then there was reality. The two did not intermingle. Now, though meditation I have deepened my understanding of freedom and I recognize it as an internal state. It is not about external things.
Analytically I knew that even people in tough situations of abuse or poverty or war could be ‘free in their mind’. I’d heard stories of historical figures such as Gandhi or Mandela who overcame great oppression and maintained a level of freedom but I didn’t understand how this could apply to my own life.
Through meditation, I continue to learn what an internal state of freedom feels like. I experience deepening levels of freedom that come with self-responsibility and internal peace, all while living a seemingly normal day-to-day life.
I’ve learned I can choose freedom.
Julia W. // December 28th, 2016
I don’t think I’ve ever heard of someone who just sat down, closed their eyes, silenced their thoughts and began a deep, ongoing, daily meditation practice without any hiccups.
Typically when people first start meditating they fall asleep, drift off in a daydream, or begin to think through their worries.
You would think just closing your eyes and sitting quietly is all there is to it. But the mind is a powerful thing and it doesn’t automatically support your intention to meditate. That’s why Lightwork offers specific techniques that help you get into the groove.
Getting guidance from a meditation teacher can help you move beyond the mind’s objections to the quiet calm just beyond.
Taking a class also helps you address another common challenge: creating time in your busy schedule. When you commit to a class, you have a dedicated time every week to meditate, get instruction and ask questions. Plus you get to share the experience with other students, which can be so helpful.
If you’d like to make space in your life for meditation, check out Lightwork’s upcoming class schedule.
Jacqueline // November 21st, 2016
This post is based on a recent class taught by Scott Robinson
So we find ourselves in a time of great change. Perhaps great stress. Great intensity. But you need to know, the effects of the U.S. election do not need to determine how you feel inside. Or how your spiritual path unfolds.
If you choose to be conscious, you are in charge of your reality no matter what is going on around you. You can live in a state of brightness and freedom. But you have to choose it, otherwise you are at the mercy of external forces.
The Buddha lived during a period of intense political unrest and violence in India. Not only did he find his own personal transcendence during this time, but he created a practice that has helped countless others transcend; a practice that is still going strong 2000 years later.
Tibetan monks continued to choose consciousness and spiritual freedom even when Chinese invaders overwhelmed their country, killing untold numbers and destroying 6,000 monasteries.
And consider that Nelson Mandela emerged from 20 years of imprisonment and hard labour, a brighter, freer, more conscious being.
Human beings are powerful. You can create what you want to create. But a bright, conscious existence must be chosen. You won’t fall into it accidentally.
The great news is, the initial steps to taking charge of your reality are simple. As you go about your day-to-day existence, are you bringing light into the world? Or are you participating in darkness?
Participating in darkness can happen so easily. Like being competitive with a colleague at work. Taking out your frustrations on your spouse. Angry annoyance at someone on the bus. Judging someone who has a different view than you. Immersing yourself in news coverage that gets your blood boiling. Posting charged comments on social media.
If you are aware of some of your own dark behaviours right now, don’t freak out. Don’t judge yourself. Just start to make different choices.
Meditation really helps with this. It is a very real, very powerful way to bring lightness and consciousness into your life. It can help you through life’s ups and downs; even your darkest moments.
Now more than ever before, with so many global challenges facing us, it will be important for you – for everyone – to have a way to process stress and live in a state of light.
Whatever your way is, find it. Choose it.
Jacqueline // November 20th, 2016
Heads up, everyone! Lightwork Level 4 will be starting up in March 2017. This year-long 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, so you 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 email@example.com.
You’ll find the details for the program here. Check it out!
Julia W. // September 27th, 2016
November 5: Lightwork Ecovillage, Gambier Island
Prerequisite: Completion of Lightwork Level 1
Meditate, relax and recharge in the splendour of the pristine temperate rainforest. This is your chance to practice the Lightwork Level 1 meditation techniques in guided sessions with Tiffany Robinson. Bask in the spaciousness of a full day dedicated to kicking back in nature.
Lightwork’s One-Day Meditation Retreat is for students who have completed Lightwork Level 1. It’s an opportunity to take time for yourself, let go of worries and stress, and reconnect with yourself in a lush, natural setting.
The Lightwork Ecovillage is a bliss-filled land, set atop Hope Point on Gambier Island.
It is 80-acres of natural wonder on a bird migration route.
With stunning views of Howe Sound and the Sunshine Coast, the Ecovillage is just a 20-minute boat ride from Horseshoe Bay.
Lightwork Teacher, Tiffany Robinson
Tiffany has been studying meditation intensively for the past 9 years. 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. She splits her time between Vancouver and the Ecovillage, along with her husband Scott and his daughter Cloe.
The retreat will be a soothing mix of guided, indoor meditation sessions; guided walks around the 80-acre land; and lots of time to just be. You’ll have time for personal reflection, relaxation and journalling. The day will include lots of opportunity to soak in the natural, healing properties of the location. The retreat will take place rain or shine, so bring rain gear and be prepared to enjoy part of the day outdoors.
Bring your own easy bag-lunch to enjoy. Tea and light snacks will be provided.
Things to Pack
Easy bag lunch
Comfortable walking shoes
Journal (or paper) and pen
Arrival and Departure
A water taxi will depart Saturday morning November 5th at 9am from Horseshoe Bay Government Dock. A water taxi will be booked for participants to return to Horseshoe Bay in the early evening.
Depart Horseshoe Bay Government Dock at: 9am
Depart Gambier Island, Fircom Dock at: 4pm
You will arrive back in Horseshoe Bay by approximately 4:40pm.
$50: Return trip water taxi: Horseshoe Bay/Gambier Island
Total $150 (including GST)
Full payment is required by Thursday, November 3
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For more information contact Lightwork at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-733-8776.
Full payment required at the time of registration. Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Julia W. // September 13th, 2016
Meditation feels different on different days. Sometimes it is challenging to just sit still. Other days I just drop into it, a wonderful warmth spreads through my body and I have a deep-seated feeling of wellness. It feels wonderful. All my worries evaporate.
But I have learned not to be attached to any particular outcome or feeling when I meditate. It is a practice. Some days my mind settles easily and other days it does not. But I always appreciate the quiet time that I set aside for my meditation practice. It is a gift to myself.
Jacqueline // August 23rd, 2016
Check out this selection of photos from summer 2016. The Lightwork Ecovillage comes alive in the summer. This year a brand-new permaculture initiative is in swing, producing an array of fruit and vegetables. The Ecovillage is also the site of our annual 9-Day Dharma Healing retreat.
Julia T. // July 25th, 2016
The great thing about meditation is that it is a proactive thing you can do when stress starts to creep in.
What was once just “stress” has become a chance for me to learn more about myself. Now when I feel stressed, I ask myself what is at the root cause, and I meditate to release it. It works!
Meditation has not erased stress from my life completely. Even on days when I have long meditations, occasionally I can still be found fretting over some tiny detail, and forgetting to stop and smell the roses. So although I can safely say I am not immune to stress, meditation has definitely decreased my daily stress dramatically.
Instead of feeling like a victim, I’m in charge.
Darci R. // June 15th, 2016
As a nurse, helping patients through loss and grief is essential to my job. Becoming more neutral with the losses I’ve experienced in my own life has allowed me to assist others with theirs.
Meditation has allowed me to release my own grief in a simple and clean way, without drama. This has allowed me to grow; to evolve personally and professionally.
So I can really say my meditation practice helps me do my job effectively.
I can be there for others in their most challenging times. I can be more present and supportive because I’m not carrying the weight of my own losses around with me.
This is just one way meditation is a lifesaver.