On Sunday, August 5th, we had a beautiful workshop and BBQ at the Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens. The workshop topic was “Living the Spiritual Principles of Health, Wealth, and Happiness” and was facilitated by MSIA President Paul Kaye. Almost 100 participants attended in person and close to another 200 folks joined in online! After the workshop, our labyrinth and gardens were a-buzz with fun, fellowship, music and a tasty BBQ.
As our BBQ Extra-Ordinaire Staff Organizer Kevin McMillan said:
“I loved the barbecue. The food was great, weather heavenly, the crowd peaceful and fun, all accompanied by lovely live music. Prana is ideal for this sort of event, and we hope to have more special outdoor dining opportunities coming up in the near future. Y’all come on down!”
VIEW THE VIDEO ARCHIVE OF THE WORKSHOP
Following is an article from a workshop participant, as well as testimonials from folks attending this incredible day in person and online. Enjoy!
Gentle Eyes by Clara Beatriz Jaramillo Restrepo
Isn’t it beautiful to be able to look into somebody’s eyes and find goodness in them? Whether they are laughing or crying, serious or humorous, angry or joyful, emotional or neutral, etc. Well, to me, staying on purpose with higher consciousness and finding God in everything I see is quite the blessing, and I was reminded of how to experience such blessing at the 3 hours class that Paul Kaye gave on “Spiritual Principles of Health and Well-Being” this Sunday, August 5th at Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens (Prana).
Through very simple, yet highly important practices, like breathing, having happy thoughts, smiling, gentle eyes, standing/walking straight, and keeping an attitude of gratitude, amongst other completely inexpensive tools, Paul’s lecturette made me evaluate how much I was using these great tools in my day by day life, and I realized that there was space for improvement on my part. So today I not only enjoyed using every single principle we practiced, but got something really powerful out of them.
For instance, as I was walking down the hall of my building this morning, I encountered one of my neighbors, a lady who had had a stroke last year and lost mobility in almost all of her body, but with therapy she’s been recuperating her strength to walk slowly with the help of a walker. However, her face has no expression. But when I said hello to her, I looked into her eyes and I was touched with that gentleness of the Christ that clearly said to me “hello” with a big smile in her heart. That was a blissful moment.
Similar to that, I was putting a smile on my face regardless of what was happening around me throughout the day. I walked straight. I used some breathing techniques. I kept coming back to happy thoughts in my mind and thanking for each little experience I had and, believe me when I say that, before yesterday, I would’ve thought that today wasn’t one of the best days of my life based on how it evolved, and probably I would’ve complained about it, but on the contrary, here is my sincere heartfelt statement: “Thank you Lord for the many Blessings you showered upon me today. Please help me continue seeing everything through your gentle eyes”.
In conclusion, I wouldn’t underestimate the power of these types of classes and practices, and I applaud the efforts of everybody involved in creating them to make them available to us. I am eternally grateful for the teachings that John-Roger has brought forward over the years and for those who continue expanding them, so thank you Debbie Roth, and thanks to all of you who made this possible. And last but not least, I want to thank Paul Kaye for reminding me of the things in life that I have control of and can change. The things I can influence. And the things I have no control of and cannot change. What awareness!
God Bless You, In Gratitude!
VIEW THE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT
Comments from Participants:
“I always love listening to Paul Kaye. Was such a great reminder on so many levels to really live and claim the loving that we truly are. The partner exercises really helped to bring such Light and clearing into the couple of areas I shared about, and the whole afternoon was just such a nurturing relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
And then the BBQ was just so perfect. Great good, the most beautiful setting imaginable with company beyond compare. A favorite Summer Sunday for sure.”
~Zoe Golightly, Los Angeles, CA
“Our table was of 6 people, and I ended up with business cards from 3 of them…most from somewhere else. Ours was the very last table to leave! I realized I had to make sure I wasn’t leaving when the sun was down….still had to get to the meditation gardens (I took 2 trips to Japan and so I MUST always visit the med. gardens! )”
~Linda St. John, Los Angeles, CA
“I watched some of the workshop on line and it was very nice. It came across very “alive” vs. watching TV.”
~VD, Los Angeles, CA
“My experiences of being able to view online with Paul Kaye and others was truly a gift. They are gifts to me as well as blessings. And, I’m so thankful to be able to use my laptop and be tuned into all that Light. I’m so thankful of all that my Precious John-Roger has done for us in so many years since the beginning. My Precious John Morton is sharing so much loving in so many ways with us. And, the numbers keep adding of people who are physically joining us. Yes, I’m grateful to it all, and, it’s all in my heart.”
~Margrett Gary, Silver Spring, MD
“HOLA BIEN AMADO PAUL. GRACIAS MUCHAS GRACIAS MUCHICICIMAS GRACIAS TU TALLER ES REALMENTE EXQUICITO.”
~Ani Pacheco, Bogota, Colombia
“The workshop was excellent. I loved the keys that PK was offering and it came at a perfect moment – like they do!”
~Anne Naylor, Cannes, France
“The workshop was wonderful.”
~Balogun Kasim, Nigeria, Africa