Nature's Magical Moments: Reflections on Nature and Self
Nature is our Greatest Wisdom Teacher
Knoxville - Tuesday, July 15th 2008 - Developed from the author’s personal journals, this volume of “wisdom teachings” provides 52 weekly meditations based on observed interactions in nature, both in her neighborhood and in her travels. Her simple observations carry significant meaning and provide insight not only into one’s self, but also into one’s connection in the world.
Each of these brief meditations relates the observation psychologically and spiritually to common life experiences. Following each meditation are two reflective questions and an affirmation that serves as a foundation for the reader’s own inner work and journaling during the ensuing week. Thus, the book serves as the basis for a year-long personal journey of introspection, guided by the simple relationships in nature that surround us all.
“I found the nature musings to be deep personal expressions of Hitchcock’s experiences and reflections; but at the same time, they were warmly familiar to me, the reader. As I read each one, I felt as if my thoughts were slowly merging with hers. Ellen’s writings will help others take notice of the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings that we all share but pay little attention to.”—Les Hickok, Ph.d, Professor of Botany, The University of Tennessee.
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Wisdom Whispers Through The Four-Fold Way: Discover the Path of the Warrior, Healer, Visionary, and Teacher
Upcoming Weekend Retreat
Knoxville - Tuesday, July 15th 2008 - Wisdom Whispers Through The Four-Fold Way will provide the groundwork to explore the archetypal patterns of the Warrior, Healer, Teacher, and Visionary that exist within our own nature from a cross-cultural prospective.
Through the use of story, myth, dance, music, bodywork and ritual, participants will learn about these archetypes. Using the metaphor of the Medicine Wheel, the ceremonial circle of life, participants will call upon the part of themselves that is cloaked in mystery and will begin to soar to new heights of possibility, thinking, and inspiration. In our ever changing world, people are being called upon to live creatively and the teachings of the Four-Fold Way can assist in helping to connect to the good, true and beautiful aspects of our nature.
During this time together, participants will tap into their personal wisdom as well as the wisdom that has been handed down to us from indigenous peoples. Participants will have an opportunity to become “change masters” in their personal and professional lives as they begin to practice the four basic principles of the Four- Fold Way: Show up or choose to be present, pay attention to what has heart and meaning, tell the truth without blame or judgment, and to be open to outcome, rather than attached to outcome.
About Ellen Hitchcock:
"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS"
...............................LIVE THE LIFE YOU'VE IMAGINED
Ellen is a personal life coach, spiritual mentor, mediator, psychotherapist,and author of Nature's Magical Moments. Ellen has years of experience working with individuals, couples,and families in making positive life-style changes.
"On our journey through life, we often face challenges that require we shift our thinking and behaviors so that we are empowered. As a personal life coach and mentor, my diverse experience can assist you in making meaningful and lasting self-transformations."
*Life Transition Coaching
*Professional Motivation and Advancement
*Generational Coaching: Caregiving (Aging Parents)
*Writing/Publishing Your Book
*Stress Management: Live a More Balanced Life
Ellen supports postive change and can support you in making creative changes in your personal and professional lives. Go to www.creativementor.net for more information on how Ellen coaches others for change.
Ellen's "Wisdom Whispers" lectures and workshops are designed to give participants practical tools for living more authentically and creatively. Wisdom Whispers programs encourage personal growth through study, play, and experiential learning. Tapping into your personal wisdom as well as the collective wisdom handed down to us creates a gateway for discovery and change. Go to www.creativementor.net to learn more about attending or bringing Ellen to your area.