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Blessings,

Rev. Connie L. Habash, MA, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Mar 08

Be in the Flow

Posted in: Attachment, Chaos, Energy, Flow, Let Go, Order, Paradox | Comments Off on Be in the Flow Tags: , , , ,

Brisbane-0211The morning I wrote this post, I took a Tai Chi class. I find this practice challenging in a different way than I’m used to with yoga. Every time I have taken a class – only a handful of times – I try my best to “get” the movement of the energy and enjoy it.

I’m not that great at it. My mind is too focused on getting it right and not allowing the flow to happen. I get glimpses, where I feel the energy and simply allow the movements, but most of the time I’m looking at the instructor in the mirror and wondering, should I have my elbow up higher? In Waving Hands Like Clouds, does my hand pass by my face or my throat? How far out should my foot be turned? Should I be inhaling or exhaling?

Intellectually, I know that the idea is really to feel the energy and move it around. And I can do that. But not usually at the same time that I am trying to learn a precise action. I get stuck between being in the flow, and being correct. This is a common problem with our minds. Continue Reading »

Feb 25

Registration open for Conscious Embodiment Retreat!

Posted in: awakening, Awareness, Beauty, Connection, Consciousness, Meditation, Movement, Nature, Retreat, Seasons, Spring | Comments Off on Registration open for Conscious Embodiment Retreat!

amaryllis at farmI’m thrilled to offer a new day-long retreat for connecting to your Self, Community, and the Divine through your body and nature.

Join me at the Conscious Embodiment one-day retreat on Saturday, May 14th in Half Moon Bay, CA.

Adult program as well as an amazing kid’s deep nature connection program for ages 6-12.

The day will be spent on an idyllic farm, secluded in nature with a creek running through it, abundant flowers, hiking trails, and a meditative pond. Yoga, meditation, creative expression, and many ways of being embodied will fill our day, as we explore and share together in the springtime energies. A delicious vegetarian lunch included.

For more information and registration: https://awakeningself.com/ministry/conscious-embodiment/ Continue Reading »

Nov 22

A New Legacy

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veteransday_conniehabash_spirituality_counseling_meditation_menloparkIt’s Veteran’s day as I write this, a powerful day to reflect on. As we honor those who have served in the military to protect the United States this day, I’m drawn to look at my own family’s legacy from wars long gone by. Continue Reading »

May 20

Wise Sage or Innocent Child?

wisesage_innocentchild_spirituality_conniehabash_counseling_communityFrom a young age, I’ve been attracted to spirituality. In the 80’s, I followed channelers, investigated astrology, read tarot cards, collected crystals, and did a Native American vision quest. In the 90’s, I did shamanic drumming, read mystical texts, discovered yoga, studied world religions, and sat for my first meditation. My spiritual pursuits continue to this day.

Unfortunately, right from the get-go, my “know-it-all” tendency wanted my persona to be a wise sage. Bad idea.

Why? Because when you’re trying to be a wise sage, you can’t learn anything. You have to already know something to be a wise sage, and I was just a youngster! Continue Reading »

Dec 27

Monthly Column in Sibyl Magazine!

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sibyl magazine coverI’m pleased to announce that I’ll be a featured columnist in Sibyl Magazine: For the Spirit and Soul of Woman for all of 2015! Join me as we journey through the year in my monthly article on Awakening Through the Seasons.

On the path of spiritual awakening, we become deeply connected to the rhythms of the earth. Every season touches something within us. If we attune ourselves to the seasonal vibrations, our spiritual growth deepens and expands. Explore the energies of the changing natural world around you each month, and allow these insights and lessons to transform your life. Continue Reading »