Creating Peacemakers in a World of Conflict

January 24-26, 2014


Contrary to popular belief, conflict is natural, normal, and inevitable. In its simplest form, conflict is two opposing ideas attempting to occupy the same space. It results from the experience of human differences within and between ourselves and others. Within individuals, it surfaces as conflicts between right and wrong. Between individuals and within groups, conflict can develop over differences of opinion, especially when opinions are assumed to be facts. Within organizations, conflict can surface between competing individuals, departments, and divisions. Between nations, it can surface as moral collisions based on cultural and religious differences.

Genuine Peace within yourself and with others will never be attained with the elimination of chaos, confusion and conflict. In fact all three are essential to the continuance of life. Without chaos, there is no room for future possibilities. Without confusion, old ideas and ways of thinking stick around well beyond their time. And without conflict, ideas and approaches fail to reach their full potential, never having been sharpened in the intense conversation of critical assessment. Peace that brings wholeness, harmony and health to our lives only happens when chaos, confusion and conflict are included and transcended.

What to expect

Facing The Fire workshop is about walking into the fire without being burned. We will explore what is conflict, how has it served you and how has it not served you. The focus is to discover the innate aspects of yourself that have not been allowed to be seen or heard. We will nurture those parts so as to begin to create a more centered and balanced life.

Who Should Come

The workshop is designed for people from all walks of life. It is focused towards 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.

When and Where will it be held

The workshop is residential and will be held at the beautiful Bethel Horizons camp at Dodgeville, WI. You will receive detailed instructions with your registration. We will begin class at 9 am on each day and end at 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon. To register, please send a $100 deposit or the amount in full to Marie Smith 19126 Campbell Hill Dr, Richland Center, WI 53581. If you have questions, please contact Marie Smith at or (608) 647-2366.

Cancellations received by January 20th will get a full refund. After January 20th, there will be a $50 processing fee.

What is included

The workshop is $525 which includes lodging for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, 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.

There is financial assistance once the class reaches 16 people. It is based on financial need. There are no full scholarships. There is a couples discount of $100 for the second person.

Presenter: Herb "One White Horse Standing" Stevenson (Shawnee and Cherokee) has been exploring indigenous healing practices for over 20 years.

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