Soul Soothing Sun

Soul Soothing Sun

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As the heat of the warm sunshiny rays reach my face
I feel the achiness that has settled itself
between my bones and within my joints
dissipate into dust

As the warmth of the sun’s healing presence penetrates my pours
I feel the ailments associated with my anxiousness
lift from the heaping helpings of heaviness
that have piled up as they float away
light as a feather
and faster than a helium filled balloon

As the golden light from our most massive star above envelops me
in it’s therapeutic glow
I feel my overall uneasiness
feverishly fade into the background of my awareness;
No longer able to allure or appeal
the attention of my mind

As I close my eyes and tilt my head back towards
the luminous magnetic mold
that magically melds my mother’s loving embrace
with the air that seductively surrounds me in this moment

I let go

For in the alchemy of this elemental and energetic exchange

I am whole;
Fully here

Filled with
The remaining light that had once been lost

Brought back to
My most basic form




Lots of Love, Big Hugs & Sunshine for your Day!

-April 🙂

Rescheduled: Heart Centered Living’s Fall Fermentation Workshop

Taught by Erick Clasen and Bonnie Pecka

The workshop will be held on October 19th from 6:00-8:00 PM at the First  Congregational Church, 30 Main Street Binghamton, New York. Class will be held downstairs in the church kitchen.

The focus of this workshop will be on the basics of fermenting foods. Fermented foods are not only healthy (full of probiotics, vitamins and minerals), they are easy to make and also extremely tasty.

Sauerkraut, fermented ginger and carrots and sweet potato fly, a delicious drink for the fall season, will be the stars of this workshop. Sauerkraut is an old favorite that many people are familiar with and is a good starting point for trying to ferment your own foods. Fermented carrots and ginger are a zesty combination that introduces a bit of experimental flavoring into the fermentation process.

You will have the opportunity to taste these at the workshop. Besides samples of sauerkraut and carrot / ginger ferment, there will be kombucha, water kefir, and four varieties of sweet potato fly.

Workshop attendees will participate in making their own sauerkraut and carrot / ginger fermentations to take home.

Sweet Potato Fly

This is a traditional fermented drink that comes from Guyana, located on the northern coast of South America. After experimenting with a number of batches, we thought it would fit right in with the fall harvest season. All attendees will be given the opportunity to taste 4 versions of this drink and will be provided with written guidelines so they can make it at home.


The workshop cost is $20 per person. Seating is limited. Please register for this workshop by Friday October 16th.

Registration is as simple as sending an email or calling Erick at 607-226-6943 and make a commitment to attend.

Call or email today to join us for this fun and informative workshop.

Bonnie Pecka lives in Greene,NY and is the author of One Small Pebble, a leading website and inbox magazine for empowering individuals around the world who want to make healthy change happen. You can learn more about her and the magazine by visiting

Erick Clasen lives in Maine,NY and has started collecting food recipes and fermentation information online that can be viewed by going to food-recipes and fermentation.

Sign of things to come for September

Greetings Dear Friends,

What a Summer it has certainly been, I don’t know about you but I am
SOOOO ready for a cool down and quick. However, with this very warm weather we have been able to work on these fantastic offerings for you for this fall.

** Rainbow Medicine Healing **

whitebuffalocalfwoman1For the Month of September, we move from Medicine Wheel Teachings to Rainbow Medicine Healing as taught by White Buffalo Calf Woman. These teachings will start up on Wednesday the 9th and continue till the 30th from 6-8 at 2348, State Highway 26, Town of Maine. Please bring a chair, something to write with, and a love offering from your heart.
Weather permitting we may meet outside or inside so be dressed for
either. There is no pre-requisite to these teachings and anyone can
come and join in and receive healing, direction, and messages for this
new world that we are living in and creating at the same time. ( You
can google The White Buffalo for many wonderful stories/legends and videos)

** Second Friday Family Craft Night**

Second Friday of the month craft night will be starting back up againtalkingstick-400x400
as well on Friday, September 11th at 7:00-8:30 at 2348 State Rte 26, in the town of Maine, where we invite the family out to make a talking stick for $10. Pre-Registration is not needed but if you and your family is planning on coming please let me know via email as soon as

** Heart Centered Healing Service**

I will be offering a Heart Centered Healing Service on Friday,
September 25th starting at 6:30-7:30 at the First Congregational Church 30 Main Street in Binghamton. The focus is on abundance, what it means to us individually and collectively. I will also be offering a channeled message on the energies for the next month and how we can tune in and work with these energies for our highest and best self. We will end with world peace prayers and song.

** Fall Equinox Celebration/Medicine Wheel Building Ceremony**

***Mark your calendars: Fall Equinox Celebration/Medicine Wheel
Building Ceremony Wednesday, September 23rd, from 2:00-? at 2348
State Rte 26, Maine. Please bring a dish to pass, a drum, and an open
heart and soul ready to connect with mother earth and father sky in
this community building celebration. Kindly RSVP by Monday, September 21st by calling Renee at 607-226-2354.

**The Following are the programs that will be held at the First Congregational Church 30 Main Street in Binghamton for the month of September**

Monday, September 14th – Energy Night with Debbie Matsushima – 6:30PM to 8:30PM at the church in Binghamton. Come learn about energy, get a chance to experience your divine powerful energy and work with each other in a safe, sacred space. All energy practioners are welcome as well as those who just want to experience it. $6 love offering.

Contact Debbie Matsushima at 607-765-3564- for Questions or for more info.

GridworkofhandsMonday, September 21st – Open Discussion – 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the church in Binghamton. Regarding topics and purpose for Heart Centered Living. Please feel free to share your ideas of topcis and how you would like to get involved. Also Last day to RSVP for the Fall Equinox/Medicine Wheel Ceremony on Wednesday, September 23rd at 2:00 in Maine. (See info above)

Monday, September 28th – Fall Fermentation Workshop – 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the church in Binghamton. We had such a great turnout and feedback at the last event that Bonnie and Erick are doing it
again-this time introducing us to fall food fermentation with
Ginger/Carrot, Sour Kraut and some others. There will be more
information coming. $20.00 per person includes all supplies and items made. Need to register by Friday, September 25th by calling Erick at 607-226-6943

**Lucky Recurrence Number Class at SUNY Broome**

Peter will be doing his lucky recurrence number class at SUNY Broome on Tuesday, September 29th from 6-8. You can call him at 607-725-3788 for more info.

**First Annual “Global Heart Retreat”**

On the Look out for: Helpers for Heart Centered Living’s First Annual
“Global Heart Retreat” to be held at Sky Lake on Wednesday November 10-13. If you would like to be on the planning committee and would like to be notified when we are meeting, let us know and we will keep you in the loop.

**The More You Tune In by April Williams**

The more you tune in

the deeper you go

the more you recognize

all you actually know

The interconnectedness of all things

the power of perception and all that it brings

The unique way each of our hearts’ sing…

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As you can see there will be lots to do and lots to see for the month
of September, and we so look forward to seeing you in the very near

Until next time, continue to live Heart Centered,

Renee, Erick, Debbie, Peter, and April