(804) 928-3189 BethHedquist@gmail.com

 

Sunday, May 6th, 2018 Free Event! 

Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Event: All Fear Is Fear of the Self

Location: 5028 Park Commons Loop, Glen Allen, Va.

 

What is the story you tell yourself that justifies closing your heart?
What are you afraid of?
  • Rejection?
  • Abandonment?
  • Humiliation?
  • Being Controlled, Manipulated, or Used?

When you close your heart to prevent possible injury, you also close your heart to potential love and joy. And you can often miss the deeper meaning and key to the resolution of this fear, which lies within you rather than in someone or something else.

 

Join Beth Hedquist as we explore what the Pathwork can teach us about Fear, and how we can summon the courage to meet life – however it shows up – with love that knows boundaries, joy that is fearless, and a willingness to engage life with abundant vitality.
We will be working with Pathwork Lecture 155: Fear of Self. You aren’t required to read the Lecture ahead of time, but you will get more out of the evening if you do. We will follow the presentation with a potluck dinner, so if you are staying for the meal please bring a dish to share.

 

RSVP to Beth at: bethhedquist@gmail.com

 

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Local Pathwork Group Forming This Summer!

When: Tuesdays, Jun. 19th – Aug. 7th, 2018

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: 5028 Park Commons Loop, Glen Allen, Va.

Cost: $200 if paid in full by Jun. 12th, 2018 / Late Registration: $250

 

  • Do you feel a restlessness with life-as-usual?
  • Are you bored with fast-food spirituality and short-cut miracle cures?
  • Do you come alive at the prospect of adventuring into the unknown?

I do not believe that we can find fulfillment searching for it outside of ourselves.

There is no relationship, no job, no therapist, no guru, no system of fixing ourselves that will finally satiate the longing that we feel inside.

And yet, I know these longings are real and worth pursuing. I believe that our deepest longings are messages from our Real Self, calling us home to who we most truly are.

Our task in this life is to surrender all our cherished ideas about who we think we are and what we think we need, and come home to our true nature.

If you feel your heart nudging you to answer this call, I would be delighted to have you join me for an eight week group of inquiry and exploration into the one search that matters in this life.

Through meditation, movement, discussion and experiential exercises, we’ll explore how the Pathwork can support us in learning to trust our inner wisdom and gather the courage to live from our heart.

 

RSVP to Beth at: bethhedquist@gmail.com

 

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A Sampling of Recent Events

 

Sunday, Apr. 8th, 2018 Free Event! 

Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Event: Love: It’s Who You Are, Not What You Do

Location: 5028 Park Commons Loop, Glen Allen, Va.

 

The Pathwork Guide describes Love as a “spontaneous soul movement,” rather than an emotion or an action. When everything that stands in the way is cleared, Love is the unobstructed truth of who we are, and it naturally flows outward.

So what gets in the way? And what is the difference between real and unreal Love? Healthy and unhealthy anger? Where does fear and all of our other emotions fit in?

Join Beth Hedquist as we explore the Pathwork teachings that guide us through the maze of distortion and illusion to the depths of our true nature. We’ll be working with Lecture 133: Love: Not a Commandment, But Spontaneous Soul Movement of the Inner Self. Reading the Lecture ahead of time is not required, but you will get more out of the evening if you do.

Afterwards we’ll share a potluck dinner and continue the conversation. If you’ll be staying for the meal please bring a dish to share.

Sunday, Mar. 11th, 2018 Free Event!

 

Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Event: Connect With Your Deepest Longing

Location: 5028 Park Commons Loop, Glen Allen, Va.

 

  • What is your greatest longing on the spiritual journey?
  • What does your heart dare to dream of?
  • What is it that is calling you?

Often times we are thrust in to a spiritual journey because of a crisis, tragedy, or disharmonious circumstance in our lives. We are either in deep pain or deep emptiness. Walking a spiritual path can bring significant healing, comfort, and serenity. But is it possible there is something beyond contentment that is calling you? Do you feel drawn by something that cannot easily be put into words?

If so, you are not alone. Whatever your faith journey, and even if you don’t have an identified path at all, I invite you to gather with me to celebrate, share, and gain clarity around what is calling you to this unique spiritual adventure that your lifetime is.

We’ll explore what the Pathwork has to offer in realizing this longing. If you are new to Pathwork, this is a great introduction. If you have been studying the Pathwork for awhile, I challenge you to show up with beginners mind and discover what your cutting edge is today.

Realize your deepest longing. Answer the call of your heart!

Sunday, Jan. 21st, 2018 Free Event!

Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Event: The Spiritual Significance of Relationship

Location: 5028 Park Commons Loop, Glen Allen

 

While most of us are familiar with the benefits of relationship — intimacy, companionship, support, etc. — we don’t always recognize the spiritual significance of our relationships, whether they are romantic, friendship, or business relationships.

Acknowledging and honoring the opportunities for spiritual growth that are available in all relationships can open up a new way for us to engage with one another. Join me as we explore Pathwork Lecture 180: The Spiritual Significance of Human Relationship. What better way to dive into this topic than together, in relationship?

The presentation will be followed by a potluck dinner, so if you are staying for the meal please bring a dish to share.

Join me for a three week Online Pathwork Course!

Date: Jan. 29th through Feb. 18th, 2018

Event: Saying “Yes” to Your “No:” Four Steps to Overcoming Negativity

 

 

 

Our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and attitudes are multi-layered and multi-faceted. Often opposing motives and desires lay hidden in the unconscious. Without a thorough, intentional exploration of everything that lives in us, we may be contributing to the negative creation of our life experiences without realizing it.

 

This three week online course will be a deep exploration of Pathwork Lecture 176: Overcoming Negativity. You will receive three email teachings and we will come together for three video-conference calls.

Saturday, Feb. 10th, 2018 FREE Event!

 

Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Event: Giving and Receiving: An Act of Love

Location: Mechanicsville, Va. Directions given with RSVP

 

 

 

The greatest gift we have to offer others is the gift of our undefended, authentic selves. When we relate to others with an open heart, we experience no separation between giving and receiving, and we see the beauty of our Divine Nature reflected in the other.

You are warmly invited to join Julia Jensen and myself for a mid-winter celebration of Love. Whatever your faith journey, let us come together in community to activate our intention to embody the Love and Light we are called to bring to this world.

We will begin with a potluck dinner, followed by a Pathwork program. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes as part of the evening will be spent outside (weather permitting).

This is a free event; it is our gift to you in gratitude for all we have received from living the Pathwork principles. No prior experience with Pathwork is necessary.

 

Explore Pathwork at the Midwinter Pathwork Community Weekend

Date: Feb. 24th – Feb. 25th, 2018

Event: Expanding the Light: Becoming Agents of Transformation in the World

Location: Sevenoaks Retreat Center, Madison, Va.

 

The Pathwork shows us how to light a candle in the darkness. Do you hear the call? Stay tuned for details on the various offerings that will be available on one of the best values of the year to enjoy the beauty of the land at Sevenoaks while experiencing the power of the Pathwork teachings.

 

The Sacred Dimensions of the Pathwork workshop series

Date: Thursday, Jan. 11th – Sunday, Jan. 14th, 2018

Event: From Being Guided by Ego to Dancing in the Mystery

Location: Sevenoaks Retreat Center, Madison, Va.

 

 

I’m excited to announce that I have the honor of assisting Erena Bramos in this powerful workshop exploring the Sacred Dimensions of the Pathwork. I’d love to have you join us!

From Erena:

In this module we will be exploring the two distinct pulls that underlie most of our conscious experiences… the pull of the longing to be in oneness with the Divine on one hand, and the pull of the demands of being an embodied entity on the other.

Please join us as we come together to question how we can surrender to the unavoidable reality that these two forces will always coexist as long as we are alive, and how, honoring the wisdom of both, we can come out of the struggle of seeking perfection to live our lives in forgiveness of our humanness.

 

Come visit me at this FREE festival on Saturday, Aug. 26th!

 

Time: 10am- 6pm

Event: HeartFest Wellness Festival

Location: 2230 E Parham Rd, Richmond Va.

 

Bring family and friends and enjoy a day of yoga, meditation, workshops, speakers, and spiritual and wellness practitioners. Don’t forget to stop by the Sacred Discoveries booth and say hello to me!

Sunday, Aug. 6th, 2017  FREE Event!

 

Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Event: What is Your Relationship with Relationship?

Location: 5028 Park Commons Loop, Glen Allen, Va.

“The greatest struggle for human beings is between their desire to overcome isolation and loneliness and  their simultaneous fear of close, intimate contact with another human being. Often the desire and fear are equally strong, so that people are pulled and pushed in opposite directions.”  ~ Pathwork Lecture 138

 

  • Do you avoid intimacy and deep connection?
  • Do you dive in head first without testing the waters?
  • Maybe you alternate between the two?

In order to deeply meet another, we must deeply meet ourselves. In order to be loved, we have to be willing to be seen in our entirety. If you are interested in a more fulfilling relationship with yourself, others, and Life in general, you are warmly invited to join me as we explore this challenging and yet deeply rewarding endeavor. We will be working with Pathwork Lecture 138: The Human Predicament of Desire for and Fear of Closeness.

All are welcome, and you are not required to read the Lecture ahead of time, but you will get more out of the evening if you do. We will follow the presentation with a potluck dinner and socializing. There is no fee for this event but please bring a dish to share if you will be staying for dinner.

 

Sunday, June 25th, 2017 FREE Event!

 

Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Event: The Pitfalls of Perfectionism

Location: 5028 Park Commons Loop, Glen Allen, Va.

 

 

 

Perfectionism isn’t always defined by how clean your house is, how fashionable your clothes are, or how fit your body is. Sometimes perfectionism shows up in just wanting to be more than we are at the moment, and we may project a false image of ourselves to others in order to be more acceptable.

Have you ever found yourself wanting to be more loving, charming or serene?

Maybe you wish you were less needy, selfish, or vulnerable?

Especially if you haven’t reached perfection yet, you are invited to join me for an evening exploring the pitfalls of perfectionism, and discover how we can relax into exactly who we are in this moment, and be perfectly lovable, warts and all.

We’ll be working with Pathwork Lecture 97: Perfectionism Obstructs Happiness. You aren’t required to read the Lecture ahead of time, but you’ll get more out of the evening if you do.

Following the presentation we’ll share a potluck dinner and fellowship. This is a free event, but if you are staying for the meal please bring a dish to share.

Come out for the evening and discover the profound wisdom of the Pathwork Lectures! I look forward to sharing the evening with you!

 

New Online Group Forming – Join in From the Comfort of Your Home!

Date: June 25th – Aug. 13th, 2017                                               Video Conference Calls meet 8pm – 9:30pm EST

Event: Shining in the Shadows: Mining the Treasure of Your Inner Landscape

Love. Courage. Wisdom.

This is your divine essence, who you really are beneath all the layers of mask, pretense, and defense.

Easy to say, but can you feel the truth of that? Or somewhere along the bumpy, twisting road of Life have you lost connection with your Real Self?

Instead, does your journey feel filled with dead ends, wrong turns, painful mishaps? Do you long for more purpose and meaning in your days? Would you like to share that most sacred and precious journey with kindred spirits?

I believe we are all continuously being called back home to our original brilliance. We are called to live life aligned with our integrity and our true power. We are here to discover and transform whatever stands in the way, and to offer our gifts to the world.

To do this we must embark on a journey below the surface of our consciousness, into the shadows of our psyche where the treasure that we are lies buried and waiting for re-discovery.

This is the place inside you that has never been wounded, broken, or tainted regardless of your life circumstances.

It’s there, shining in the shadows. Waiting for you to embrace what -on some level- you have known all along.

And for all those adventurous souls who would dare to say, “Yes!” to that calling, I’m excited to announce that beginning June 25th, 2017 I am forming an online Pathwork group, together with Sucheta Jain, where we can navigate this inner landscape in the company of kindred spirits.

We’ll create an intimate container that will support and challenge us as we experience how the Pathwork teachings can help us peel back the layers of distortion, defense, and misconception to reveal our divine essence.   Learn more about this dynamic offering  here.

 

Sunday, May 21st, 2017 FREE event!

Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Event: The Rebel and the Rule Follower

Location: 5028 Park Commons Loop, Glen Allen, Va.

 

 

Our experience with authority as children, and the strategies we develop to cope with those authorities, are often still alive in our unconscious, influencing our perception of and reaction to our current authority figures, bosses, intimate relationships, and life in general. Ultimately, this can also impact our relationship with and willingness to surrender to God.

Are you a Rebel? A Rule Follower? A little of both?

I’d love to have you join me for this month’s “A Taste of Pathwork” presentation as we explore Lecture 46: Authority.

Discover how you can learn to tap into your true authority within, and from that place engage in meaningful relationship with others.

You aren’t required to read the Lecture ahead of time, but you will get more out of the evening if you do. After the presentation we will share a potluck dinner, so please bring a dish if you will be joining us for the meal. I look forward to sharing the evening with you!

 

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 FREE event!

Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Event: What is the Pathwork and How Can I Deepen in My Spiritual Journey?

Location: 5028 Park Commons Loop, Glen Allen, Va.

The Pathwork is a powerful body of spiritual teachings channeled by a woman named Eva Pierrakos. They remind us that our ultimate goal on the spiritual path is Surrender…. surrender to our imperfection, to acknowledging the truth of our current thoughts, feelings, and actions, to the illusion of control, and to a higher presence that guides us all.

We begin by viewing our lives through the perspective that every experience in our lives can be part of our spiritual practice, an opportunity to awaken to the ways in which we resist surrender, defend against acceptance of what is, and the many ways we block the Divine.

The Pathwork is for those who are ready for a deeper engagement on the spiritual journey, and are willing to practice self-responsibility, honesty, a willingness to let go of everything you think you know to be open to what wants to be revealed in your life.

If this sounds like you, you are invited to join Beth Hedquist for an evening of meditation, discussion, and exploration of Pathwork Lecture 204: What is the Path? You are not required to read the Lecture ahead of time, but you will get more out of the evening if you do.

We will follow up the presentation with a potluck dinner, and while this is a free event, if you choose to share a meal with us please bring a dish.

 

New Group Forming Feb. 28th!

Time: Every other Tues., Feb. 28 – Jun. 6 / 7 – 9:30pm

Event: Bridging The Divide: A Shared Journey to Reveal our Fundamental Unity

Location: 5028 Park Commons Loop, Glen Allen, Va.

Cost: $30 per evening

Registration Deadline: Feb. 21st or when group fills

We are all brothers and sisters on a spiritual journey that we cannot walk alone. As we learn to recognize and release our fear, negativity, masks and defenses, we gain the courage and clarity to reach the heart of the other, and real mutuality becomes possible.

Together we can become the change we want to see in the world!

Through discussion, experiential exercises, meditation and movement we will explore the conscious and unconscious ways we obstruct this meeting of the heart. We will create a sacred space of intimacy that will support and reveal our common humanity and underlying divinity.  I would love to have you join us!

In order to create a strong, supportive container for this sacred work, you are asked to commit to the entire series. Space is limited… reserve your space today.

Dare to believe that YOU can make a difference!

To register, contact Beth at: bethhedquist@gmail.com.

Contact me for more information about events. I hope to explore the Pathwork with you!