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A Sampling of Recent Events

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.

 

Join us for this Free event on Sunday, Feb. 12th!

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Event: STRONGER TOGETHER! An Interfaith Gathering of Support in Challenging Times

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

In this difficult political climate, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, hopeless, and alone. There is so much that needs to be done, more than any one person can accomplish.

When we come together in fellowship in recognition of our shared humanity, we find the hope, inspiration and connection that can nourish our hearts and souls, strengthen our resilience, and ground our commitment to action in the spiritual principles of love and non-violence.

So take a short break from the media, the protests, letters, phone calls, and petitions, and join Beth Hedquist and Kristin Harrison for an evening of prayer and sharing from the heart.

You give so much. Come receive. 

This is a free event, and all are welcome.

RSVP to Beth at: bethhedquist@gmail.com.

 

Sunday, Jan. 15th, 2017 FREE Event!

Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Event: Shining A Light In the Darkness: An Exploration of Evil

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

In the face of cruelty, violence, and suffering, we often turn to religion and spirituality to gain insight into the origin of and the solution to evil.

  • Just what is evil?
  • Why is their such suffering in the world?
  • How can we respond to the pain we see inflicted — in our relationships, our community, and our world?

In today’s turbulent times, we need more than existential musings over these concepts. We need a practical, real world approach to the challenges we face today.

You are invited to join Beth Hedquist for an intriguing exploration of evil based on the Pathwork teachings, and discover how you can courageously and compassionately shine your light on any darkness you may encounter.

We’ll be working with Pathwork Lecture 134: The Concept of Evil. It is not required that you read the Lecture ahead of time but you will get more out of the evening if you do.

After the presentation, stick around and enjoy a potluck dinner with us! There is no charge for this event, but if you will be staying for dinner please bring a dish to share.

5:00 – 6:30pm Pathwork Presentation

6:30 – 7:30pm Potluck Dinner

RSVP to Beth at: bethhedquist@gmail.com

 

Join us for our Annual Holiday Celebration: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Time: 5:30 – 9:00pm

Event: Circle of Light: A Holiday Celebration

Location: Julia Jensen’s Home, Mechanicsville, Va.

You are warmly invited to join Beth Hedquist and Julia Jensen in sacred intention as we stand in the supportive circle of spiritual community and unite in our longing to bring more Light to the Darkness that lives within our hearts, our community and the world.
We will joyfully come together for this annual celebration of the Holiday Season, as we honor the explosion of love and transformation that can ignite from the merging of each of our individual flames.

This is our gift of gratitude to each of you for the courage, integrity, and passion you bring to your work of personal transformation.
We will share a potluck dinner followed by a Pathwork program. Please bring a dish to share.
5:30pm – 7:00pm Potluck dinner and Fellowship
7:00pm – 9:00pm Pathwork Program
Please RSVP to Julia at: canscream@yahoo.com. Directions will be given upon registration.
P.S. We may spend part of the evening outdoors, so please dress accordingly. Comfortable walking shoes and layers are recommended.

 

Sunday, Nov. 13th, 2016  FREE Event!

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Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm “A  Taste of Pathwork”

Event: The Freedom Of Imperfection

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

We expend so much energy trying to be perfect, expecting others to be just as perfect, and assuming life should reflect our vision of Utopia.

How would it feel to let all that go? Can you imagine floating through life, beautifully held and supported by a perfectly imperfect Universe? Or does that kind of surrender feel like death?

I invite you to join me for this month’s “A Taste of Pathwork” potluck dinner presentation as we explore Pathwork Lecture 60: The Abyss of Illusion: Freedom and Self-Responsibility. The Pathwork is a practical, contemporary spiritual teaching offering tools and practices designed to help create a life of freedom through taking responsibility for our amazing potential as well as our real human limitations. It is not required that you read the Lecture ahead of time, but you’ll get more out of the evening if you do.

We’ll follow up the presentation with a potluck dinner, and while there is no charge for this event, please bring a dish to share if you will be staying for the meal.

RSVP to Beth at: bethhedquist@gmail.com. 

 

 

Sunday, Oct. 23rd, 2016   FREE Event!

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Time: 5:00 – 7:30pm “A Taste of Pathwork”

Event: Create A Spiritual Practice That Works For You

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

Meditation. Some take to it like a duck to water, and others avoid it like the plague. Whether you have a regular meditation practice and would like to shake it up a bit, occasionally dabble with silence and contemplation, or never seem to find the time or the motivation, it is possible to create a spiritual practice  that calms, nurtures, and stimulates your personal and spiritual growth.

It may not look like the traditional spiritual practice, but you don’t have to throw the baby out with the bathwater. I’d love to have you join me for this month’s “A Taste of Pathwork presentation and together we’ll share our challenges and successes with meditation and other spiritual practices.  We’ll be discussing Pathwork Lecture 182: The Process of Meditation (Meditation in Three Voices), and exploring how you can create a vital spiritual practice that fits your lifestyle and personality. It is not required that you read the Lecture ahead of time, but you will get more out of the evening if you do.

We’ll follow up the presentation with a potluck dinner, and while there is no charge for this event, please bring a dish to share if you will be staying for dinner.

RSVP to Beth at: bethhedquist@gmail.com. 

Sunday, Sept. 18th, 2016  FREE Event!

Self Rejection to Authentic Integrity

Time: 5:00 – 7:30pm “A Taste of Pathwork” presents:

Event: From Self-Rejection to Authentic Integrity

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

When we identify with the aspects of ourselves that we consider negative, weak, or unflattering, it is tempting to reject those parts of ourselves and create a false persona of who we’d like to be, and who we’d like others to think we are.

The trouble is, we can never live up to our idealized standards, and even if we come close, it is at the price of our integrity, for we have pretended to be someone we are not, and in the process lost connection with the deepest truth of our divine identity, our Real Self.

Join Beth for this month’s “A Taste of Pathwork” presentation, and together we’ll explore the Pathwork teachings on Self-Esteem through discussion and experiential exercises. We’ll be working with Pathwork Lecture 174, and while it is not required that you read the Lecture ahead of time, you will get more out of the evening if you do.

We’ll follow up the presentation with a potluck dinner, and while there is no charge for this event, please bring a dish to share if you will be staying for dinner.

RSVP to Beth at: bethhedquist@gmail.com. 

 

New Group Forming September 13th, 2016 in Glen Allen, Va.!

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When: Every other Tues., Sept. 13-Dec. 13, 7-9:30pm

Event: Make Me an Instrument: Personal Healing in Service of Healing the World

To change the world, we must begin by changing ourselves, and join with others to support and enhance the work of transformation. 

 

  • Make this a compassionate world; Open your heart
  • Make this a humble world; Release your pride
  • Make this a courageous world; Face your fears
  • Make this a peaceful world; Forgive yourself

Join Beth and an intimate group of kindred spirits for this bi-weekly group exploring the Pathwork principles that facilitate personal and spiritual growth. Your everyday life can become an adventure in discovering the joy and fulfillment that results from living an authentic life aligned with integrity.

Investment: Early Bird Discount: $30 per evening if registered by Sept. 6th. After that, $35 per evening. In order to create a strong, supportive container for this sacred work, you are asked to commit to the entire series.

Space is limited. To register contact Beth at: bethhedquist@gmail.com.

Saturday, Sept. 10th, 2016 One-day workshop in Charlottesville, Va.

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Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Event: Warts and All: Befriend Yourself Into Wholeness

Location: Unity Holistic Healing Center                           2823 Hydraulic Rd., Charlottesville, Va.

Join Pathwork Helpers Beth Hedquist and Cindy Haney in this adventure to find your inner buried treasure! When we find the courage to explore all of ourselves–even the parts we dislike, fear, and reject, we are mining for our inner buried treasure. Every negative quality contains a divine quality in distortion. When we befriend all of ourselves, transformation becomes possible, and we find new meaning and zest for life.

In this one-day workshop, we’ll explore Pathwork concepts on self-acceptance, and weave experiential exercises, movement, meditation, group sharing and emotional process work into our experience within a sacred and supportive group circle.

Investment: Early Bird Discount: $70 on or before Sept. 1st / $80 after.

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

 

August 20 -21, 2016  Pathwork Community Weekend at Sevenoaks

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Time: Saturday, 10:00am – Sunday, 2:00pm

Event: Making Soul Connections: The Gift of Real Friendship

Location: Sevenoaks Retreat Center, Madison Va.

In everyone’s life there is a great need for an “anam cara,” or soul friend. In this love you are understood as you are without mask or pretension. You can be as you truly are. The anam cara is God’s gift. Friendship is the nature of God.

In the Pathwork, sacred friendship, authenticity, and intimacy are cultivated in a way that facilitates the blossoming of the soul. This summer, we are delighted to invite old friends and new to join us for our August Pathwork Community Weekend.

  • Enter into the sacred circle of connection and belonging.
  • Renew your relationship with Nature amidst the beauty of the land at Sevenoaks.
  • Laugh. Cry. Dance. Sing. Delight in the radiance of your Divine Essence.
  • Choose from a rich selection of workshop offerings.

Come experience Pathwork. Experience the gift of anam cara.

 

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