The Desert Sanctuary

Be Where You Are – Be Who You Are – Be at Peace

This a a pretty real, unrehearsed conversation in our study / office that talked about:

Current Events: The Insurrection at the Capitol

What is the Main Thing we learned in church and is that valid. What are our main things for the New Year.

What is focusiing and how have we been using that?

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Alana Levandoski – Ring Out, Wild Bells
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Greetings, and happy New Year!

My name is Alana Levandoski, and I composed the music to this Tennyson poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, published in 1850. It is from a requiem entitled In Memoriam, written for his sister’s fianc√©, who died very suddenly that year.  

I am a song and chant writer who has been described by one listener as “the love child of Emmylou Harris and a desert Abba”, 

Here I am…


You can get to know a bit more about me later… in the meantime, please ring in the New Year with these words of longing and hope.

To find this song on your streaming platform click here
To get a free download, click here and type in “0”.

Thank-you for listening,

Alana

PS- Have you seen the new music video for Ring Out, Wild Bells yet?
You can watch it on facebook by clicking here.
You can watch it on youtube by clicking here.
 

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Laura and I sat down this morning and talked about what’s going on during the holdays and what we hope for the new year!

Karl and Laura Forehand

Be where you are, be who you are, be at peace,

Karl and Laura Forehand


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As time marches on, I find very few things that are more important than compassion.

The Importance of Compassion – Karl Forehand

Be where you are, be who you are, be at peace,

Karl Forehand


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Many of werre given confusing messages about our bodies from our traditions. In the past 100 years, we have been learning a lot about how all that works — things that even some of our Sacred Texts didn’t know about. My new book Being is about what I discovered about my trauma and how to heal myself by paying attention to what is going on in my body.

Our bodies really do have something to say!

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It has been a while since I wrote a blog post on this site. Most of my blogs are now on Patheos.¬† If you haven’t been, there, make sure and check it out. Also, my new web site points to all of my stuff including this site, so make sure and check there often.

But I wanted to tell you about what is coming next!

A couple of years ago, I went through one of the toughest periods of my life. Earlier this year, I decided to document my experience and talk about the healing I found. Through a process called focusing that helped me address the shadow issues in my life, I was able to begin a long journey toward authenticity and presence.

The possibilities for this are endless, and I can’t wait to see how big it is!

At the moment, there are four groups going through The Being Journey and experiencing the book, the companion guide and the focusing method.

Be on the lookout for the book in January!

Be where you are, be who you are, be at peace,

Karl Forehand


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This may be one of the most important things I have ever shared with the general population. Focusing has changed the course of my life and helped me deal with the trauma that was stored in my body. This shadow work is what helps me be present and authentic.

Be where you are, be who you are, be at peace!

See the new website: https://karlforehand.com/

Email me: karl@karlforehand.com

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Anita is She is completing her first book “Kamikaze Yogi: and has been sharing her signature-style of Jesus yoga at conferences and festivals for over 8 years now. She lives in South Jersey with her husband of 27 years and her adult children attend Syracuse U. Anita runs retreats for women to experience the freedom Christ has to offer in claiming their embodied souls. You can try this style of practice for yourself on the podcast “It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere” because at the end of the day, God’s healing, grace and peace are poured out abundantly for us all to live a life of flourishing.

Anita’s Facebook

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Over the past couple of years, Alexander John Shaia has become a close friend to me. I now have the pleasure of being a part of Shaia Sophia House publishing (an imporint of Quor) and am part of their transformation group of authors. Alexander has been doing this for decasdes and has developed transformational groups all over the world. Even during the pandemic, he had developed groups that are transformation in Nature. Please listen to what this important leader has to say.

Alexander John Shaia website

Alexander John Shaia Facebook

Shaia / Sophia House Facebook

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Dr. Paul is one of my best friends. He is also one of my spiritual directors. Over the years, he has faithfully led me with grace, compassion and wisdom. I can’t remember the specifics of what we talked about in this episode, but it’s always good!

Check him out at Heart Connexion or his Facebook or at HCS Focusing.

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