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The spectacular ride for 2016 starts this month

As we were planning our Monday night Heart Centered Living calendar of events, I noticed that all four major phases of the moon fell on Monday evenings in February. Hmmm, how interesting! I’ve never taken note of this occurring before, so I breezed through 2016’s calendar and did not find this happening for the rest of the year. I grabbed some old calendars and searched further.  This happened in May 2015 and also in July 2014.

With a little web surfing I found a very cool website. www.moongiant.com. Four consecutive moon phases aligned on one weekday apparently occurs once in a calendar year.  Occasionally, it can happen more than once during a calendar year. Moving forward, we will wait 17 months for this occurrence to be repeated. The moon influences our emotions to an extent that most people are not aware. Think of the moon’s power over the rising and lowering tides here on earth. Then realize its vast potential to influence your moods and how you feel.

So, the moon places a special spotlight of attention and influence on February 2016. Interestingly, February is also a leap year.  This month is distinguished, by having 29 days instead of the standard 28. Numerology points out that since 2+9=11, February is going to experience the energy influences of number 11 throughout the month.

Number 11 can be seen as double 1’s. One is the number of high energy, individuality, independence, hard work and new beginnings. 11 is all about knowing without thinking. In other words it bolsters your sensitive nature and encourages you to use your intuition. Symbolically 11 looks like a door frame with an opened door, offering up an invitation for all to enter. 11 can be reduced by adding 1+1 to equal 2. Accept the invitation, enter through the doorway of 11, express the gentle qualities of receptivity, sensitivity, tact, cooperation and harmony that Number 2 embraces.

The 9 energies of the Universal Number for 2016 are urging you to happily release everything that is old, worn or outmoded in your life. This includes material items, personal belongings, relationships, jobs, homes or ideas whose time of service to you has elapsed. Graciously allow them to be cast off; creating a vacuum that will be quickly filled by the influx of new energies that are coming your way during 2016. Engage with the energy of the double 1’s to increase the momentum of your future manifestations. You are all being primed to reach for your brass ring, claim your power and the prizes in life that you deserve. Act now and be prepared.
Enjoy the ride throughout 2016. It’s going to be spectacular! – Peter

What is Love to You?

What is love?
 What is your personal definition of love and what does it mean to you?
 Where in your life do you feel the presence of unconditional love?
 How do you show love to yourself?
 Where and how can you show more unconditional love in your life?

love heals all

These questions help us to take a step back and become aware of our true thoughts and feelings surrounding love.  At our very cores, in our most natural form, we are love.  Part of the reason love feels so good is because we are allowing our inner selves to be seen in it’s most vulnerable form.  When we allow our ideals about love to be shifted and skewed by another’s perspective we find that the love in our lives does not feel fulfilling.  We feel as if we are lacking love, or we feel as though there is struggle or work associated to the love in our life.

Truth is, these feelings of lack and unfulfillment, struggle and work are illusions we’ve allowed ourselves to believe through altering our own personal essence to be shifted to fit or be boxed within another’s.  

Remember Love comes in all shapes and sizes,
through daily monotony and surprises

Love is the connecting link to all that is life
not just a family, or husband and wife

Love is what we are in our purest of forms
True love never ever expects us to conform

Unconditional Love is the main ingredient
in our quest for inner and outer peace
Which is why it is so important to make sure
it is something we always practice and never cease.

So this February, as we begin to see

THe Reds & Hearts
HUgs & Kisses

While recalling those chick flicks and stereotypes that portray

The feelings behind a new Mr. & Mrs.

It’s important to remember that love is more than that….
Whether it’s seen as:

A deep rooted emotion
or An enticing game
that when sparked has the potential
to ignite an everlasting flame

Alll those..

Roses & Candy
Dinner & Dates
Are nice but not always needed
in the union of two inevitable fates

Because Love…

which usually appears as a deeply felt attraction


Is as unique and special as the two souls exchanging it

A Secret language between two
and an irreplaceable bond amongst the one you love and you

 

I hope this portrays to you that even in all the fluff, superficial, and material forms our society pushes into LOVE on this Holiday….that it is more than that.  That while gestures and gifts can be comforting and make you feel good, the BOND you share, in true UNCONDITIONAL love is all you need.

So RELAX…take the pressure off your relationship today (Even if you are choosing to HONOR the one you have with yourSELF) and immerse fully into the unique connections your lover and you share. It’s IRREPLACEABLE, one of a kind…and whether it stands the test of time matters not; for on this day, in this moment you are in LOVE.  You are enamored by their presence.  You want to EXPERIENCE life with them by your side.  In all reality at the CORE of your love it matters not what surrounds you.

The GREATEST thing about love and being in it is…when it comes right down to it, it’s a UNION of you and your partner and that is all you NEED.  Like the famous Beatles Song:

All you Need is Love”
So go out today…and every day really….and…
~BE LOVE ~
let it flow freely through all that you are
~Be Open to the Love that Seeks You~
allow it to find you and wrap you in it’s warmth
~Be Grateful~
for all the presence of love in your life

Because…

At the deep dungeony depths of our heart’s desires
All we truly want is to LOVE and to BE loved
in ALL forms.
So
~Honor~
your HEARTS wishes
and make every MOVEMENT today
from a place of LOVE

If you are interested in exploring your own definitions of Love within yourself and your life come join me:

Monday February 15th 2016
6:00pm at First Congregational Church
30 Main St. Binghamton, NY 13905

We’ll dig a little deeper and  be introduced to why
Self Love is so important and
the upcoming opportunity to be a part of
my new Self Love Experience Workshop Series

~ Hugs, Love, & Sunshine ~

from my HEART to yours,

-April Williams <3

Heart Centered Living’s Winter Fermentation Workshop

Taught by Erick Clasen and Bonnie Pecka

The workshop will be held on Monday, March 14th, 2016 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.

Sourdough bread and beet kvass will be the stars of this workshop. There will be samples of both sourdough bread and beet kvass to taste. Additionally, there will be samples of fermented foods such as kimchi, hot pepper sauce and garlic dill pickles. These samples are all made by traditional fermentation methods. Samples of beverages such as kombucha and water kefir will be available as well.

Sourdough Bread

baked-bread
Homemade Sourdough Bread

Sourdough bread is healthy because the fermentation process breaks down a lot of the anti-nutrients in the grains. It is also self-preserving. It may get hard with age but will rarely get moldy. It’s amazing how fermentation can be used to naturally preserve food instead of using harmful chemicals. Sourdough bread is easier to make than you would think. Why not give it a shot?

Beet Kvass

Homemade Beet Kvass
Homemade Beet Kvass

Beet kvass is a fermented tonic and a snap to make. It’s a delicious choice to incorporate into your health and wellness tool belt any time of the year. Because it is packed full of probiotics, vitamins and enzymes, it is not only tasty, but healthy and nourishing. In addition to beets, other things can be added to flavor (and further fortify) the beet kvass, such as ginger, garlic, citrus, etc.


Workshop attendees will participate in making their own sourdough starter and beet kvass fermentations to take home.

Registration: The workshop cost is $25 per person and also covers supplies. Seating is limited. Please register for this workshop by Friday, March 11th. Registration is as simple as calling or messaging Erick at 607-226-6943 to make a commitment to attend. Call today to join us for this fun and informative workshop.


Bonnie Pecka is a registered nurse and lives in Greene, NY. She 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 http://onesmallpebble.com/

Erick Clasen lives in Maine, NY and has started collecting food recipes and has basic fermentation information made available online at http://oils-of-life.com/blog/category/recipes/ and http://oils-of-life.com/fermentation/

 

Winter-Fermentation-Workshop-Flyer PDF File

The Meaning behind Numbers by Numerologist Peter Shell

Have you noticed that you are dealing with situations & dilemmas that you thought you solved years ago? It’s not surprising that similar circumstances have entered your life again. Numerology explains this occurrence by identifying each year with the cyclic energies of 1- 9. Each phase or cycle lasts 12 months starting January 1st and ending December 31st.

2016 is upon us and will exert the energy of 9 on society & the world. This energy of 9 is considered to be the Universal Number or the World Number for 2016. (2+0+1+6=9) 9 represents completion and preparation for the new beginnings that will be ushered in with the next calendar year. 2017 is influenced by the Universal Number of 1.

A Universal year carrying the energy of 9 is about the conclusion of how things have been & the manifesting of new beginnings. Watch the year unfold with a discerning eye & a detached attitude. Many circumstances are bound to be altered in 2016.The world & the United States will drop habits & attitudes. More favorable policies will be adopted.

Personally – it is time to evaluate your beliefs, associations, habits and projects. Anything that is old & is no longer an important factor in your life should be finalized, to make room for the new opportunities that 2017 will deliver to you.

Have a great year! – Peter

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January 2016 Calendar of Events

Heart Centered Living Calendar of Events for January:

*All classes are held at 30 Main Street at the First Congregational Church in Binghamton unless otherwise noted.*

Monday January 11th 6-8

(Lightworkers Gathering) Radiating Love for our Planet  w/ Renee Guidelli

We connect with the grid lines and the cosmic heart of the universe to bring forth the unending supply of healing light and love for our planet.   Love offering.

Tuesday January 12th 6-8

(Workshop) Introduction to Nordic Runes w/ Peter Shell

Get an understanding of the history & uses of the Runes. We will each make a set of Runes that can be taken home for practice & entertainment. $20

Saturday January 16th 1-3

(Workshop) 33 Steps to a Better Life w/ Peter Shell

This course is based on the writings of Stuart Wilde. Learn what being on a spiritual quest is all about. Gain insights & realize how wonderful & fulfilling life is meant to be. $20

Monday, January 18th 6-8

(Spiritual Seekers Gathering) Open Discussion

Join us for an informative open discussion night where we discuss various topics that are current, on people’s minds and hearts. $4 Love offering

Tuesday January 19th 6-8

 (Workshop) The Meaning of the Runes w/Peter Shell

We will discuss the meaning of each Rune so you will understand the influences that they indicate. Reverse meanings will also be covered. $20

Monday January 25th 6-8

(Health and Wellness Class) Winter Fermentation Class w/ Erick Clasen and Bonnie Pecka.

Class will include hands-on making of sour dough starter and Beet Kvass. There will be fermented items for tasting including sourdough bread. $25 includes materials for sour dough starter and beet Kvass. Please Register by Friday the 22nd.

Tuesday January 26th 6-8

(Workshop) Runes & Divination w/Peter Shell

Various Rune spreads will be proposed & explained. We will choose which are best suited for your particular situation. Each attendee will receive a reading from Peter. $20


Registration and Questions

You can contact Peter Shell at 725-3788 or shellpa1@yahoo.com for any of his classes And Erick Clasen at 226-6943 or erickclasen@frontiernet.net to register for the fermentation class.

Wheel of Life Oracle Reading for 2016

Its not too late, to receive your Wheel of Life Oracle Reading for 2016 to prepare you for the year ahead. Get messages on your career, health, fun and recreation and more from your angel messenger. The best part is the entire reading can be captured in an email, text or Facebook message for your own safe keeping. 365 days from now-what story will you tell? Find out with a 2016 yearly forecast reading here 

Cancellations

Now that we are well into winter. We would like to remind you that program cancellations may occur due to hazardous weather conditions. If there are school cancellations in effect for the Binghamton district or surrounding districts, states of emergency, falling snow or freezing rain/ice that is or has the potential to accumulate within the time period of the Heart Centered Living event, the event will be canceled. When in doubt about an event cancellation please check Heart Centered Living on Facebook or call Renee at 607-226-2354.