Dissolving Darkness
Through Restoring Soul-ness

April 14-16, 2023

Camp Asbury, Hiram, Ohio

darkness1We tend to get lost in what’s not right or what is wrong instead of leaning toward the center of our wholeness where there is less room for separation from ourselves or the world. This negative perception permeates so much of life that we rarely realize that it is the lens from which we view life and therefore define reality.

Often it is carried as fears passed from one person to another while others are carried deep within ourselves passed from one generation to the next. Some years ago, I decided to explore and eventually embrace the darkness by at least being curious. I discovered that it is not something to fear and it is to be engaged as described in the poem 28 years ago.

Darkness

A tiny black dot, like a period at the end of a sentence, appears and dances in my mind.
Curious, I look closer and find that it is a hole deep like eternity, endless like infinity.
Playfully, it seems to call to me like a piece of candy to a child or a bicycle to a young boy.
Accepting the desire I look closer for what joys might await, abate, or even surrogate me in the darkness.
Leaning forward I am amused that it is no longer a tiny black hole, but a giganteus and
wonderfully mysterious abyss.
Suddenly, I am pulled into it as if consumed by a presence oddly familiar, oddly not.
Looking, falling down, down, down, and all around, I see arms flailing as if trying to touch, or catch, or maybe
possess some thing.
Looking, watching, examining, the arms become faceless people black as the night reaching
out, for, to.
Widening my vision, a silhouette, much larger, blacker than the others, appears from the darkness.
Straining to see, I sense it is walking to and from as if inviting me to come, or maybe
to become.
Peering deeper, I see a luminescent, golden light shining, no living, above its right shoulder
and head.
Precisely, the images combine as a deep, dark abyss with some one walking while lost souls strain to behold,
maybe to be wholed.
A curious knowing permeates my mind, maybe my soul, that it is I, blacker than the night, deeper than the
sea walking to and from the Light.

© thstevenson 28 Aug 94

darkness2What if we decide to live in the present moment and heal the past and future from the center of our present life. This would include the seven generations before us from whom we have inherited much of our family wounds. It would include the seven generations after us for whom we open the potential for restoring our wholeness and therefore Soulness. We will seek to embody that the point of all power of healing is in the present moment.

We will focus on presence as the foundation of soulness, where our innate goodness is supported to move forward into wholeness.

Who Should Come

This is an open workshop so spiritual explorers or those seeking deeper understanding of themselves are welcome. This is a basic workshop for learning healing presence and can be quite helpful if leaning towards the healing den program.

Create your Space

Each person is encouraged to bring whatever stones or crystals that feel appropriate or necessary to support your process. Comfortable chairs and blankets to support you are suggested.

Meals

Dinner will be served on Friday night, Saturday- breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch.

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When and Where to Come

Registration will begin at 12:00 PM on Friday, the 14th at Camp Asbury. The workshop will begin Friday running into the night, Sat-all day and into the evening, and Sunday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM The workshop will be held at Camp Asbury, 10776 Asbury Rd., Hiram Ohio 44234.

For further information, kindly email Lisa Roll Kayser, kayseroll23@gmail.com or herb@onewhitehorsestanding.com.

What to Pay

The fee for the workshop is $495 if paid by March 15th. If paid after March 15, 2023, the fee is $545. Payments can be made via Check, PayPal or Zelle.

Dissolving Darkness
By March 15th, 2023
$270 (after deposit)
Dissolving Darkness
After March 15th 2023
$320 (after deposit)

Deposit

To hold your space, send $225 nonrefundable deposit now to Herb Stevenson, 9796 Cedar Road, Novelty, Ohio 44072 . Please send a check, payable to Herb Stevenson, 9796 Cedar Road, Novelty, Ohio 44072. Once paid-in-full you will receive info on your stay at Camp Asbury.

Due to the workshop focus and the unique facilities, the attendance will be limited to 21 people.