Living in the Center:
Staying Home with Yourself

January 27-29, 2017
Bethel Horizons
Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Living in the Center

We have explored the medicine wheel in a variety of ways over the course of the last five years. Our focus will be to use the medicine wheel to center and support the physical body to become a large container for the spirit body-–our true sense of self. We will use ritual and ceremony to focus on staying in our own center. The medicine wheel will be used to develop a deeper sense of our internal medicine wheel, our balance of the six directions.

Use of Intention and Prayer

The most mysterious property of subtle energy (often called prana, or chi) is that it interacts with our consciousness. Moreover, the human mind is capable of directing subtle energy and commanding it to do whatever we want. The underlying assumption of prana healing is that the subtle body acts as a "blueprint", so once the "prana" is cleared and decongested, the subtle body will react positively to the balanced energies and subsequently be relieved. As some have discovered, the medicine wheel can clear the pain body and decongest the prana so that the life force can flow freely.

Our intention is a critical part of our presence. Often, we do not realize that our thoughts and emotions are creating an unconscious energy that can impact our intentions. In some cases it can sabotage our dreams and when we are being a healing presence for our self and others.

Intentionality is essential for healing because intention derives from a primitive reality-based drive for relief. Intention therefore is usually accompanied by a commitment to perform an intended action and is considered the 'crown jewel' of healing. Some researchers have conceived of a transcendent dimension of reality, where the boundaries of locality, distance and time do not apply, inferring a 'space' whereby human beings can project their will or intention on to other systems. It has also been suggested that spiritual and psychic healing enhances body defenses through accelerated enzymatic activity, the outcomes of which are experienced as a sense of wholeness or at one. The conscious state of being 'at one' with a healing intention is thought to evoke a self-healing process for both the healer and the one being healed.

Living in the Center

Intentionality requires conscious awareness to be fully present to the person we have always been waiting to evolve from our ongoing story-telling.

Who Should Come

The workshop is designed for people from all walks of life. It is focused toward expanding the awareness of spiritual explorers, healing and shamanic practitioners, and the delightfully inquisitive.

What to Bring

Please bring any rocks or crystals that want to come along. A journal notebook is encouraged as well as any comforts for sitting on the floor, such as floor chairs, back supports, blankets, pillows, etc. Bring lots of grounding stones.

Plan For

We will be in the outdoors of the many sacred energies of Bethel Horizons Camp. Plan for hiking and spending some in nature. Plan to learn to clear your subtle energy field and to adjust it with each moment by being a living, healing presence.


The workshop is residential and will be held at a beautiful Lutheran kids camp at Dodgeville, WI. You will receive detailed directions and a list of what to bring with your registration. Please include your email with any registration. Suzette will send out registration confirmation. These emails will come from Suzette and I will both be able to read any replies. The fee for the workshop is $545, which includes lodging for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, a light luncheon on Thursday evening, 3 meals on Friday, 3 meals on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. There is a fee of $10 for linens and towels or you can provide your own. Class size is limited to 26.

To Register: Please send a refundable $100 deposit or the amount in full to Marie Smith 19126 Campbell Hill Dr, Richland Center, Wi. 53581 by January 1st. Please do not register until November 14, 2016. We eat gluten free at these workshops and you can preview the menu upon request. All special needs like vegetarian or dairy-free can be honored. I will take names for the waiting list if/ when the class fills.

We have been filling to overflowing for these classes and have added a third class this year. I am no longer taking registration during classes in order to give people a chance to sign up, since we were filling up for the next class before it was even announced.


Remaining classes for next year are May 4-7 with sign up beginning Feb 13 and October 5-8 with sign up beginning July 10. Emails have also become more confusing and people can't tell who is in the group they are responding to. I am going to put the name of the class in the subject line if it is about a specific class. If you want to talk to the people from that class just reply all to those emails. The other emails will be for all Herb Students in Wisconsin and will have that in the subject line.

We will begin class at 9 am on each day and end at 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon. If you have questions, please contact Marie Smith at or (608) 647- 2366.


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