October Newsletter

for Hate is never conquered by Hate 
Hate is conquered by Love 
this is the Divine and Immutable Truth of this reality

It’s October, and as I write this, the month has begun with great intensity - in fact life on the planet right now seems fraught with intensity, vitriol and the need for change.

Highlighting it all, Venus the planet of the Divine Feminine, of love, creativity, and interrelationships has gone into retrograde - and will come the closest to the Earth that it gets during the course of it’s orbit in the next few weeks.

Venus retrogrades about every 18 months and this retrograde’s teachings are offering us an opportunity to come together and learn important lessons on global and interpersonal relationship levels. It is heralding the rise of the Divine Feminine Consciousness - or Oneness Consciousness which is the cornerstone of this time of change. This rise of consciousness highlights the need to recognize and to change existing social patterns in your life that no longer - or perhaps never did - serve you - or others. It is a time of experiencing aspects of that consciousness that have been repressed or suppressed by it’s antithesis - fear/hate.

The Retrograde lasts 40 days and ends the day after the November 6th elections in the States, when Venus will again move forward in the sky. What is called “ the shadow period” of the retrograde will continue until November 16th when Venus again enters the exact degree of the sign it was in (10 degrees Scorpio) when the retrograde began.

This time of the retrograde is a perfect opportunity to study, research and assess the nature and inherent value of things and situations in your life, but it is not the best time to commit to a plan of action. This retrograde will highlight or unearth certain unresolved social conflicts which may then trigger us and affect our clarity to see the best path forward until Venus goes forward again on the 7th of November. THEN the path for correct action will be much clearer.

The lessons of this retrograde are all about rising from the intensity of our emotions (Venus in Scorpio) and moving into the clear, balanced and open heart space (Venus in Libra) of Unconditional Love - this retrograde is about CHOOSING to move out of reaction and into response ….out of fear and into love … and learning how then best to move forward from this place of Higher Wisdom.
Please see my new classes offered below*
Due to requests I am offering another Reiki class this year - please join me on
November 10 & 11th
Expand your Heart Consciousness with Reiki
Sacred Touch Usui Reiki
The Secret Method to Attain Happiness
| Sat & Sun 10-5 each day | Sebastopol, CA | Cost $500 
Reiki, pronounced (Ray-Key) is a hands on healing art which involves the channeling of energy through the hands for the purpose of healing the body, mind, spirit and emotions. Reiki means universal life force energy, which flows through all living things. Reiki can be safely used any time and any place to help all sentient beings achieve greater health and well-being.

In this 2 day intensive you will: 
Learn basic and specific hands-on Reiki techniques 
Attain all 3 levels of Reiki attunement
Become a Reiki Master
Receive 2 manuals and a certificate 
Non-refundable $100 deposit to enroll. 
Credit can be applied to another Reiki workshop with in 1 year.
No refund day of class. 
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Joy Metcalfe is an internationally known Reiki practitioner and Teacher, an Ordained Buddhist teacher, and a writer and lecturer, with over 35 years experience in her field. She has been teaching Reiki Intensives since 1991. 
THURSDAY NIGHTS on Zoom 7- 8:30PM $10 per class
learn exercises & meditations designed to revitalize, restore, calm and strengthen your body and mind.
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*Reiki Masters, the next
Reiki Clinic Program Begins
January 2019!
This 18-month program, meets once a month and is designed to give you all the tools you need to fully develop your Reiki Attunements on Body, Mind and Spiritual levels. Discover how to fully support and create, health and well being for yourself and others. Learn how to remove the blockages that prevent you from living your truth and become a realized healer! 
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