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Winter Newsletter 2016

WINTER 2016 NEWSLETTER
 
New Chapter Has Begun 
December Workshop 
What's In the Works 

Image of Dr. Masaru Emoto's Ice Crystal Experiment for Thoughts of Joy
 
Happy Holidays!greetings
Dearest Bright Life friends and family - Happy Holidays to all of you!!! Is this image of the ice crystal cool or what? It's the result of Dr. Emoto's experiment of directing all kinds of thoughts at a glass of water, and then freezing the water to see what forms. This is the ice crystal that formed for joy! For those of you who know his experiment - when really negative thoughts were directed at the water they froze into really distorted ice crystals that almost looked scary, but these were like beautiful snowflakes.
 
I thought this image appropriate for the holidays, because this is what can happen when we use our thoughts wisely no matter what is going on, when we are aware of what we are thinking at any point in the day, and we choose to course correct if need be, and fill our thought field with love, joy and appreciation. It's so hard to do sometimes, to even be aware of what we are thinking at any given moment, but so important during this busy holiday time that can be stressful on many different levels having to do with family relations, work demands, financial resources and on an on. It's great to know that even for a moment we can send out thoughts that can literally create this kind of beauty for ourselves and those around us. 
 
Sending each of you a HUGE wish for peace and joy during the holidays and HUGE success and prosperity for the New Year. I look forward to what each of us creates in 2017, and to the support we can give each other and receive from one another to be the best version that each of us can be.
 
New Chapter Has Begunblackhole
After having spent a few months getting started again the new chapter for Bright Life has begun! My goal over the past few years has been to branch out and teach and consult in areas outside of Florida, because of my love of travel, and starting in January I am going to do this. I am teaching two workshops in Los Angeles and two on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. I will be travelling for the month of January and am so excited about where this all potentially goes!  
 
Workshop in Decemberteachings
So, I have begun teaching again. I taught my first workshop that is part of this new series I created last week at Wild Ginger Apothecary. Although in retrospect I realize the timing wasn't great (the holidays) I still wanted to get out and share. The feedback I received on the new content was really positive, and so I feel more confident about teaching my courses this way moving forward. 
 
The last workshop I will teach in 2016 will be an all day workshop called "Unlease Your Success & Prosperity Greatness" at Wild Ginger on Sunday, December 18th from 10am-4pm. It is part of this new series where I will give you a specific set of tools to use to create success and prosperity for the New Year using meditation, Chakra Balancing and Feng Shui. If you are interested in finding out more and to register you can click HERE.
 
What's In The Works?next
Bright Life 100% Online: My new website is almost complete. It will give people the opportunity to use my services online and of course to learn about and purchase the Aura-Soma products. I am excited and anticipate it should be ready by the New Year. 
 
New Places to Get Aura-Soma in Sarasota: There are a few new places where you can see and learn about Aura-Soma and I have listed them below. Please go check them out. They are both wonderful places!
 
Art From Within Studio on Tamiami just South of Stickney Point:
Silvie Waals and Kari Stephenson who are both Level 2 Aura-Soma Practitioners have opened a beautiful artist's studio where they offer Consultations and all sorts of art classes that incorporate Aura-Soma into them. They have weird hours so make sure to call before you head over there. Click HERE to learn more and get their contact information.
 
Pixie Dust on Main Street Downtown:
Many of you know this amazing shop on Main Street owned by Johnna White. Johnna is in the process of becoming an Aura-Soma Practitioner and in the meantime is going gangbusters by offering the products in her shop. Please go and visit her and until she becomes a full fledged Aura-Soma consultant I will be glad to do full consultations at her shop by appointment for $125. Click HERE to find out more about her shop.
 
New Venues for Aura-Soma in Outside of Sarasota: I am going to be meeting with several retail establishments in Los Angeles and Hawaii to carry Aura-Soma and hope to see these beautiful products there soon!
 
 
Ways to Keep in Touch: Below are some more ways to learn about Chakra Balancing and Feng Shui. Each source provides a slightly different slice of information and you can sign up based on what your interests are. 
 
Instagram: brightlife.usa
 
Sending lots of love to each of you! Reach out and say "hello" anytime. I always love hearing from you! xoxo

Fall Newsletter 2016

FALL 2016 NEWSLETTER
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."  
-Lao Tzu
 
Greetingsgreetings
Hello dear Bright Life friends and family! I'm sorry I have been out of touch lately. Despite the apparent "Joie De Vivre" in the photo above I have been feeling quite crappy for the past few months which is why I haven't written, but the good news is that I'm feeling much better now, and more motivated, and finally moving forward :)
 
The Black Holeblackhole
Closing my store in May basically sent me into a big black hole of confusion and insecurity about what to "do" next. Even though I wanted to get Bright Life re-started right away again the Universe seemed to put a kibosh on everything I tried to "do". It became quite clear after numerous attempts that this was a time that I was meant to sit tight and just wait, and while I waited feelings started to rear their ugly head. Under normal circumstances I could just cram those little buggers down with projects and a huge list of things to "do", but this time I was forced to deal with them - yuck. It wasn't without a fight though. I did my darndest to escape my angst by watching one series after another on Netflix (I am quite the critic now). For a "doer" and "avoider" like me it was sheer hell, but a step that the Universe wanted me to take for this next chapter. 
 
Teachings From the Black Holeteachings
So what happened in the Black Hole? Well, no matter how much Netflix I watched the feelings (which were of the unpleasant sort if you were wondering) would not go away. During this time I leaned heavily on my dear friends who supported me with boatloads of unconditional love, and the arsenal of tools in my tool box. The loving Universe was so generous to me during this time, and really held me together when I felt like I was falling apart. 
 
It never ceases to amaze me how hard it is to "see" things clearly, to get a grip on what is truly going on in my life without the baggage that so naturally seems to cloud my vision. I needed to dig deep this time to get clarity on why I was feeling so unhappy, and then I had to take responsibility for creating that unhappiness rather than blaming it on other people and circumstances. NOT easy!
 
Anyway, after peeling back another layer of the onion I think I've come out the other end now. I understand on a deeper level that true abundance will never flow to me if I am not genuinely coming from a place of love, generosity and faith. My life may appear "successful", but I won't really "feel" that way so I have been praying everyday for the wisdom to do this better in all areas of my life. 
 
AND finally, for all my Aura-Soma peeps out there I wanted to let you know that I am using my 4th bottle of B114 Archangel Raguel. Am I tempting any of you to try it yet? :) 
 
So What's Next?next
 
Bright Life 100% Online: I am re-doing the website so that Bright Life will be able to offer all of its products and services online. This includes Aura-Soma and Feng Shui consultations where appropriate. I am excited about this, because I will be able to reach many more people this way. I will make an announcement when the new version of the site is ready, but in the meantime, you can still get a lot of information about all of the Aura-Soma products HERE.
 
New Places to Get Aura-Soma in Sarasota: There are a few new places where you can see and learn about Aura-Soma and I have listed them below. Please go check them out!
 
Art From Within Studio on Tamiami just South of Stickney Point:
Silvie Waals and Kari Stephenson who are both Level 2 Aura-Soma Practitioners have opened a beautiful artist's studio where they offer Consultations and all sorts of art classes that incorporate Aura-Soma into them. They have weird hours so make sure to call before you head over there. Click HERE to learn more and get their contact information.
 
Pixie Dust on Main Street Downtown:
Many of you know this amazing shop on Main Street owned by Johnna White. Johnna is in the process of becoming an Aura-Soma Practitioner and in the meantime is going gangbusters by offering the products in her shop. Please go and visit her and until she becomes a full fledged Aura-Soma consultant I will be glad to do full consultations at her shop by appointment for $125. Click HERE to find out more about her shop.
 
New Venues for Aura-Soma in Outside of Sarasota: I am very excited about working with brick & mortar retail, spa and wellness establishments outside of Sarasota to get them up and running with offering Aura-Soma products and services to their client base. I have just started with working with businesses in St. Pete, Naples and Miami, and hope to see them offer Aura-Soma soon. My ultimate goal is to start doing this across the US so if you or someone you know might be interested please send them my way!
 
Upcoming Events & Training: There are several Aura-Soma and Feng Shui courses posted now HERE.  I am offering a 3 Day Aura-Soma Essentials Certification course in Sarasota from Saturday, December 10th through Monday, December 12th which will be perfect for anyone who is interested in carrying Aura-Soma and/or wants to fully explore Aura-Soma products and understand the system in depth. There are also courses listed for April, July & August (finally starting to plan out a bit).
 
Courses in Development: l am in the process of developing a series of workshops that fully integrates Chakra Balancing with Classical Feng Shui which I think will be very unique and interesting. Will let you all know about when and where these courses will be offered when I know myself :)
 
More Ways to Keep in Touch: Below are some more ways to learn about Chakra Balancing and Feng Shui. Each source provides a slightly different slice of information and you can sign up based on what your interests are. 
 
Instagram: brightlife.usa
 
Sending lots of love to each of you! Reach out and say "hello" anytime. I always love hearing from you! xoxo

Summer Newsletter 2016

JUNE & JULY 2016 NEWSLETTER
 
Hi everyone! I hope all your summers are going well. I miss seeing you!!!
 
As most of you know, the Bright Life boutique closed at the end of May. Many months led up to that point in time, much was consolidated and released, and at the end of this process what had been my very full life for the past 6 years all of a sudden became a big, huge open space. 
 
My plan was originally to move to Austin Texas to restart the consulting and teaching part of my business, but as the time got closer for me to do this it just didn't feel like the right thing for me to do. After much angsting, and going back and forth I have finally decided to just sit tight until something feels 100% like the next right thing to do. 
 
So for now, I have decided to stay in Sarasota, and to enjoy what I have loved so dearly about this place which includes all of you, my family and my friends, and the amazing beauty of the sand and the sea that surrounds us here. Most of all, I am taking this time to appreciate yet another opportunity to grow by being OK with not knowing where my life will take me just yet. 
 
I am leaving for Ireland today for two weeks. I decided to attend some more Classical Feng Shui training with a new teacher who I have not studied with before, and to see a part of the world I have never been. I am especially looking forward to connecting with some wonderful Aura-Soma friends who live in Ireland, and to connecting with dear family and friends in New York City and New Jersey - my old stomping grounds.
 
I also wanted to let you all know that Shanto Dorcey is going to be here in August to teach the Aura-Soma Level 1 Pracitioners Course (details below). If any of you are interested in studying with an amazing teacher and wanting to learn to be an Aura-Soma Practitioner - PLEASE do not miss this this wonderful opportunity. There is a really great group of students who are taking this Level 1, and I hope you will be able to join us too!
 
Finally, as we all go about life during these crazy, crushingly sad and challenging times I wish for each of you to receive a full embrace from this loving and healing Universe, an embrace that is filled with bright lights to lead you along your paths with love, kindness and faith. 
 
Love and miss you all...
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"6-Day Aura-Soma Level 1 Practitioner's Certification Course" with Shanto Dorcey 
Tuesday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 28
Cost: $875 (Early Bird Pricing Ends July 18th)
For all of you who have experienced Aura-Soma, fallen in love with it AND told me that you perhaps would want to become Aura-Soma Practitioners - I am VERY pleased to announce that Shanto Dorcey from Australia has agreed to come teach the Level 1 Practitioner Course here in Sarasota! I studied with Shanto in Greece last year. She was amazing, and I know you will think so too. Below is information about the course and Shanto. Please feel to reach out to me with any questions you may have!
 
ABOUT SHANTO DORCEY:
Shanto Dorcey has been working with Aura-Soma since 1991, and travels extensively teaching Aura-Soma worldwide. She completed her Practitioner and Teacher training with Mike Booth, Chairman of Aura-Soma, and has also worked closely with Claudia Booth teaching both the Bridge and Personal Presentation Skills Course around the world as well as the Teacher's Level 1 Teacher training.

Along with Robert Abrahamson, an American acupuncturist with 37 years of experience, Shanto helped to develop an ASIACT accredited course specializing in the Beamer Light Pen which integrates the Oriental concept of energy, the meridians and the five elements with the Chakra balancing traditions of Aura-Soma - a wonderful overlay for Acupuncturists who are already familiar with the meridian system etc.
 
6-DAY AURA SOMA LEVEL 1 PRACTITIONER COURSE: The primary aims of the Level 1 Foundation course are to introduce the student to the philosophy of the Aura-Soma color system, to provide information about the tools offered within the Aura-Soma color system, and to practice interpreting Equilibrium selections. In this respect the course concentrates on viewing the four bottle selection as a whole picture and explores the relationships betweenthe selected Equilibrium bottles. 
 
COURSE CONTENT:
 
  • The principles of the Aura-Soma color system as a non-intrusive self-selective system.
  • Color theory. Primary, secondary and tertiary colors. Complementary colors. Visible and invisible spectrums.
  • Sympathetic resonance as a key to restoring balance.
  • The language of color. The messages of color at various levels.
  • Consultation procedure and interpretation of color selections. The significance of the position of each Equilibrium bottle in the selection. The color relationships between the Equilibrium bottles selected.
  • Guidelines for making recommendations based on the clients' selection
  • Introduction to the products and guidelines for their usage.
  • An exploration of the specific messages and interrelationships of many of the color combinations within the Equilibrium range.
  • Demonstration and practical work with a hand massage technique.
  • Demonstration and practical work with the aura and subtle energies.
 
CLASS TIMES: 
Tuesday, August 23rd - Saturday, August 27th - 10am-6:30pm
Sunday, August 28th - 10:00am - 1pm
EARLY BIRD PRICING: For any of you who know for sure that you want to take the class you should take advantage of the early bird pricing. If you pay a $200 non-refundable deposit by Monday, July 18th you will save $75 off the tuition bringing the course fee to $800. Balance due at the start of the course.