April/May 2011 Volume 68
Welcome to this bi-monthly edition of our newsletter! You will find these columns contained in our April/May issue:
Metaphors for Life
I hope you enjoy this issue of Kenosis Inspirations...
Carla Woody, Founder
Metaphors for Life
Many traditions understand the power of teaching through stories. Our minds find a special repository for them. We unconsciously draw from this metaphorical resource bank when we need it most to guide and nourish us. Here you will find such tales, quotes and prose. As they have come to me, I pass them on to you just as our ancestors have done since the world was young.
What is the source of our first suffering? It lies in the fact that we hesitated to speak. It was born in the moment when we accumulated silent things within us.
Life is nothing if but levels of learning, whether or not we freely enter the Perpetual School. We actually have no choice in the matter. In this column, I offer you philosophy, musings and information that you may take with you as they fit into your own lyceum.
Video teaching by Carla Woody
In this 3-part video series Carla Woody talks about the mysticism of the Andes through her work with Don Américo Yábar. Filmed live in Peru in Summer 2008. Videos are located on You Tube.
Part I: Intent. Teachings on intent and energy. (Length: 9.52 min.)
Part II: The Salk'a Effect and Everyday Life. Distills the Andean model of the world and the effect of being in a refined energy state. (Length: 11.0 min.)
Part III: Integration. About having a foot in both ordinary and non-ordinary worlds and the integration process. Demonstrates energy release process. (Length: 9.05 min.)
For opportunities to experience Andean mysticism, see The Heart of the Andes.
© 2011 Carla Woody. All rights reserved.
For more information call Kenosis at (928) 778-1058 or e-mail email@example.com to request a flyer. If you are interested in sponsoring a book signing or a workshop with Carla Woody, please contact us.
||Fifth Annual Benefit Concert and Wine Tasting (PDF flyer, <1MB) featuring 3-time Grammy nominee Liz Story, Frank Thompson and AZ Rhythm Connection, and Native American flute with Sunny Heartley. Plus an Indigenous wisdom slide show with Founder Carla Woody, silent auction of fair trade items from Bali, Peru, Mexico and more. Held 5:30-8:30 PM at the Smoki Museum in Prescott, AZ. To purchase advance discounted tickets, go to online or Adventure Travel, 130 Grove St., Prescott. If you're unable to attend but want to support through a direct donation, please go here.
Sponsored by Kenosis Spirit Keepers, the nonprofit arm of Kenosis.
|May 30-June 12
||The Heart of the Andes. Spiritual travel to Peru working with internationally renowned mystic Don Américo Yábar, Gayle Yábar, Carla Woody, as well as Q'ero shamans and other healers. A Spirit Keepers Journey co-sponsored by Kenosis and Kenosis Spirit Keepers bringing Hopi Spirit Keepers from the US Southwest to share traditions with their Quechua cousins.Early registration by April 1: $2995. Late registration after April 1: $3095. Registration costs include automatic donation (tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers) of $495 toward Kenosis Spirit Keepers programs. For more information, contact Kenosis at 928-778-1058 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Very limited group size.TWO SPACES REMAINING.
||Spirit Keepers Series event featuring Wachan of Peru and Martika of Columbia, traditional Wisdom Keepers of the Quechua and Koji peoples. Sponsored by Kenosis Spirit Keepers, the nonprofit arm of Kenosis, for Saturday evening talk and Sunday circle. Held Prescott, Arizona. Mark your calendar! Webpage will be updated soon to reflect the Fall 2011/Winter 2012 Series.
||Spirit Keepers Series event featuring Eli PaintedCrow and Gregoria Molina, Wisdom Keepers of the Yaqui Nation and co-founders of Turtle Women Rising. Sponsored by Kenosis Spirit Keepers, the nonprofit arm of Kenosis, for Saturday evening talk and Sunday circle. Held Prescott, Arizona.Mark your calendar! Webpage will be updated soon to reflect the Fall 2011/Winter 2012 Series.
|January 13-25, 2012
||Entering the Maya Mysterieswith Carla Woody, Alonso Mendez, Carol Karasik and Chip Morris. Spiritual travel to Mexico visiting hidden sacred places and engaging in nearly extinct ancient ceremonies with Don Antonio Martinez, the last Spirit Keeper of the Lacandón
Maya. Group size limited. A Spirit Keepers Journey co-sponsored by Kenosis and Kenosis Spirit Keepers. Limited number partial young adult sponsorships available.
Early registration until October 22: $2595. After October 22: $2695. Registration costs include automatic donation (tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers) of $295 toward Kenosis Spirit Keepers programs. For more information, contact Kenosis at 928-778-1058 or email@example.com. |
Note: Private groups may be arranged. If you have a group of 8-15, contact us for more information.
This is an adventure of the spirit!
||Spiritual Travel to France: La Source of Provence is available with Carla Woody. By special arrangement for small groups of five to six persons.
May be booked up to one year in advance subject to availability. Integrates sacred sites of Mary Magdalen, art and old Provençal culture. Contact Kenosis at 928-778-1058 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
||Private Consultation is available with Carla Woody in-person in Prescott, AZ or via telephone. Addressing life direction, relationship, spiritual emergence and whole health. Integrating NLP, subtle energy work and sacred world traditions to make a lasting positive difference.|
Contact Kenosis at 928-778-1058 or email@example.com.
More often than not, the publications or music you will find reviewed here will not be new or "bestsellers." Websites or organizations may not be well known. But all are spotlighted by virtue of their impact and value.
Sacred Fire Foundation
Sacred Fire Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supporting initiatives that honor and sustain Indigenous traditional knowledge and ancestral ways. Sound familiar? Imagine my excitement to have learned more about Sacred Fire! The mission of Kenosis Spirit Keepers and theirs is exactly aligned and we’re doing much the same work in just slightly different formats. Their two main projects are Sacred Fire, a print magazine, and Ancient Wisdom Rising, an annual gathering of traditional elders and Indigenous Wisdom Keepers.
The Foundation talks about Sacred Fire magazine as “a modern voice to ancient traditions” and “an antidote to spiritual amnesia.” A beautiful intent that emerges through the writings of such noted Spirit Keepers as Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim, Martín Prechtel, Malidoma Somé and many others – teachers you would never be able to read in a mainstream publication. Sacred Fire is also visually beautiful with photographs that illustrate ceremonies and ancestral ways.
Annually, Ancient Wisdom Rising brings together traditional Elders and hundreds of people who are ready to learn and be the bridges we need so badly in today’s chaotic world. This year the gathering will be held May 19-22 in Port Townsend, Washington. For three days, seven Elders will share their traditions through presentations, ceremony, storytelling and more.
I am delighted to announce that Sacred Fire Foundation and Kenosis Spirit Keepers has just formed an alliance. The outcome has yet to be fully discovered. However, you, the readers of Kenosis Inspirations, are immediate beneficiaries of this collaboration with the following invitation.
Ancient Wisdom Rising is offering friends of Kenosis Spirit Keepers a discounted rate to participate in this special gathering on May 19-22. In order to register and receive the discount, go to Ancient Wisdom Rising and choose "Special Registrant" on the first page of the registration form, after you’ve filled in your demographics. A pop-up will come up under that and you then type the code KENOSIS. This will give you a discount of $80 off the current registration price. Then go in and choose your lodging and food, accordingly.
When we come together in common purpose we are strengthened, the resulting energy exponential. As I gaze ahead, I can only see a dynamic outcome to this fledgling collaboration between Sacred Fire Foundation and Kenosis Spirit Keepers.