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February 2021
Celebrate the Spring Equinox with us!
When: Friday, March 19, 2021
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Via Zoom

Join Michelle Skally Doilney for a short presentation about "Inner and Outer Adjustments for Spring in a New World". We will then break out into small groups so that we can discuss and connect with others in our community.

0.5 FSIM CEUs

The is a free event, but you must register to attend.
FSIM April Quarterly Meeting
"Learning to Live: Five Awakening Lessons"
With Rev. Catherine Duncan, MA, BCC
Integrative Spiritual Consultant

When: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Via Zoom
"Learning to Live" is a talk that explores three life-changing events and the five life lessons learned. Life is the ultimate continuing educator. Realizing and living one's true life is a sacred gift we all deserve. But, how do you get there? How do we genuinely open our hearts to ourselves and to others? Our destinations are varied and vague, but we do control each footstep we take and the mark we leave behind.

Join Integrative Spiritual Consultant, Rev. Catherine Duncan, to explore what it means to live deeply from your heart, listen inwardly, and deepen your understanding of self-compassion.
We will explore what gives your life meaning, experience a breathing exercise, a guided heart meditation, mindful body movements, and a self-soothing daily practice.

You choose how you learn to be, experience each day and live your life. Travel wisely, mindfully and purposefully.

Let your mind unburden and your soul unfold.

1.5 FSIM CEUs
The cost is: $0 for Members/$18 for Guests.
Learning to Live: Five Awakening Lessons
by Rev. Catherine Duncan, MA, BCC
Integrative Spiritual Consultant

The ultimate continuing education is learning to open and become fully alive.

Some life changes come rushing out of the blue, others sit quietly on the porch, and yet others we can see waiting for us from a mile away. LEARNING TO LIVE is a talk that explores three life-changing events and the five life lessons learned. Life is the ultimate continuing educator. Realizing and living one's true life is a sacred gift we all deserve. But, how do you get there? How do we genuinely open our hearts to ourselves and to others? Our destinations are varied and vague, but we do control each footstep we take and the mark we leave behind.

When we open space to listen, we live from the inside out. We live our life instead of our life living us. Slowing down our mind and untangling our essence from the constant chatter of our mind allows us to be here, in the present moment, fully. Being in the present allows us to touch into the deep peace and joy that is here for all of us.

We shape our brain and create neural pathways throughout each day. We can step back and witness our mind and choose what we think and feel in each moment. By listening deeply, we open and become more conscious and our relationship with others changes to hold ease and space.

Life is not lived in the past or future or in the what ifs or worries. Life is in the present moment. Living one day at a time is a lifelong practice.

Join Integrative Spiritual Consultant, Rev. Catherine Duncan, to explore what it means to live deeply from your heart, listen inwardly, and deepen your understanding of self-compassion.
We will explore what gives your life meaning, experience a breathing exercise, a guided heart meditation, mindful body movements, and a self-soothing daily practice.

You choose how you learn to be, experience each day and live your life. Travel wisely, mindfully and purposefully.

Let your mind unburden and your soul unfold.

A bit about Catherine:
Catherine is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ and a covenant member with Plymouth Congregational Church. She is a board-certified chaplain, spiritual director, energy healer, tapping (EFT) practitioner, and certified in neuroplasticity training. She also works with mind-body therapies and aromatherapy.

Catherine received her Master of Arts in Theology and Spiritual Direction Certificate from St. Catherine University in St Paul, MN. She also holds a Master of Divinity equivalency from United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, MN.

Catherine is passionate about whole person healing with a focus on emotional and spiritual health. With a reverence for exploring the sacredness and meaning of life, she companions individuals on their journey. She works extensively in chronic illness, life transitions, grief, loss, and finding meaning and purpose.

Catherine speaks on resiliency, self-compassion, and self-care in the community. Her article on prayer can be found at the University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing website - Taking Charge of Your Health. She publishes a bi-monthly blog on awakening.

Catherine has served as a spiritual care provider with Fairview Home Care and Hospice, HCMC, and Good Samaritan. She works with Partners in Resilience, MN Personalized Medicine, and has her own private practice. Learn more about her private practice at www.learningtolive.org.

Catherine lives in Minneapolis with her husband and has two adult children.
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Susan Shehata - FSIM February Special Event
Review by Nancy Baxter
On February 9, Susan Shehata did a presentation via Zoom for FSIM on “Transforming Your Life Through Your Space”. Susan, also known as The Space Guru™, is a dynamic speaker who works with individuals to discover, understand and release the limiting beliefs which hold them back in their lives. She reminds us that all of our belongings tell a story. This includes the things we keep and love and the things we keep and don’t love. Susan begins her process by looking at the rooms and belongings in one’s space and asking questions about things which catch her attention in some way. She then listens to the stories. 

Each area of the house has a symbolism attached. For example the Kitchen represents Family, Abundance and Health. The Bedroom is your private self. It is about partnership and also your relationship to yourself. Susan gave several examples of situations where a client’s belongings or lack of personal belongings in a given room or space told a story which was often not in keeping with the story that the home owner wanted for their life. 

Knowing the symbolism of a given room and answering a few simple questions like: 'What room do I dislike the most' or 'What area stresses me out?' can be a starting place for this self discovery process.

Susan listed reasons why we keep or hold on to things. These include: Memories, Perception of Value, Perception that it can’t be replaced, Unfinished business, and Identity. She reminded us that we want our space to represent us in the here and now. We don’t want to be living our lives in a museum; we may also want to rethink keeping items, no matter owe beautiful, if they are associated with not so happy times. Susan gently, but enthusiastically, invites us to take another look at our space and our belongings.
Save the Dates - 2021
2021 FSIM Quarterly Meetings
(Free to members, open to the public).

We may be changing meeting locations depending on circumstances at the time of any meeting.

FSIM will be celebrating the Year of the Metal Ox with several exciting programs.

Friday, March 19: Spring Equinox - Michelle Skally Doilney - via Zoom; Topic "Inner and Outer Adjustments for Spring in a New World".

Tuesday, April 13: Catherine Duncan - via Zoom; Topic: "Learning to Live: Five Awakening Lessons".

Friday, June 18: Summer Solstice - Location TBD

Tuesday, July 13: Celeste Rak and Tenzin Geshe - Location & Topic TBD

Friday, September 24: Fall Equinox - Location TBD

Saturday, October 16: Hindu Temple Tour.
Member Classes/Workshops/Services
Wind & Water Center News:
  • Navigate the Voyage Professional Certification Program starts March 2021. Free informational webinar on March 3. Take it as a refresh or get a referral bonus if you encourage someone else to take it!
  • Feng Shui Re-Set launched in January. This quarterly review webinar will feature topics from the professional program such as the I-Ching, Ming Gua, and more. Free for re-certified graduates; $18/session for graduates.
  • Have you listened to our weekly Feng Shui and More podcasts? If not, check them out!
  • Find information on these and other classes via our catalog.
  • Also, be sure to follow us on social media - we're on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Michele Heisler - RiverwayConsulting.com:
Health, Wealth, & Relationships 
Feng Shui Workshop

This workshop is designed to explain the principles of Feng Shui and is a starting point in discovering how the energy of things around you impacts your life.
Healthy living starts with your home. 

  • Tips to create spaces that support your health and give you energy. 
  • Learn how to manifest more abundance in your life. 
  • Apply basic principles to your space to strengthen and support your relationships.

Healing Waters Health Center 
6150 Oren Ave North, Stillwater, MN 55082

Saturday, April 24th, 2021
10:00-11:30 AM
Workshop Fee:
$27 (Limited to 10 Guests)
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