White Cedar Institute of Expanded Living, LLC
What's New at White Cedar?
Programs at White Cedar
Rosh Hashanah at Ananda Ashram
Workshop: Skills for Positive and Nurturing Dialogue
Arts and Transformation in Peekskill

Power Times
The Newsletter of the Gates of Power® Movement

 September 2010



Nomi Bachar
A Note On Self-Nurturing 
Nomi Bachar
Many times we find ourselves upset about something, but we don't take the time to acknowledge our feelings and give ourselves the nurturing we need.

We sweep the feeling away by moving on to an activity or we tell ourselves that it's "babyish" to feel that way, or in fact, it scares us to "go there" and therefore we repress or deny the feeling.

When we don't take a minute to acknowledge and honor our feelings, it is as if we are saying to ourselves that we don't deserve love and care. It is a message that we are sending to ourselves--a strong one. Our Emotional Self feels unheard and neglected. By doing that, we are repeating a pattern of neglect and rejection that we have carried within ourselves from childhood.

The art of self-nurturing is worth cultivating.

Check out the Gates of Power ® Blog!

The Gates of Power Blog is now up and running. The Blog will include weekly inspirations and moment-to-moment thoughts on the Gates of Power Method.
Visit the blog here at: www.gatesofpower.com/blog
Please post your comments, questions, and inspirations here. I hope to create a strong and healthy dialogue between individuals which reflect the principles of Gates of Power.
See you online!
Excerpt from
"Gates of Power
® : Mastering the Channels  of Empowerment"- Nomi Bachar's Upcoming Book
" We can think of feelings as colors or musical notes.  They merge into each other to create emotional landscapes, some dark and oppressive, others passionate and exuberant, yet others tender and peaceful.  These inner emotional landscapes move, shift and dissolve into each other constantly.  If we are free emotionally, the flow of our feelings occurs effortlessly.  On the other hand, if our emotional fluidity is blocked or repressed, we might experience being stuck in the same landscape with the same colors.  We have primary colors:  red, blue, and yellow with which we create many secondary color combinations.  On the emotional scale, I define seven primary emotions out of which all of the secondary emotions spring. Three, I call The Dark Emotions:  Fear, Pain, and Anger.  The fourth I call The Bridge Emotion:  Need.  And the final three are the Light Emotions:  Joy, Love, and Peace.  Out of these seven primary emotions, endless combinations are born.  ."

Programs at White Cedar

The White Cedar Institute for Expanded Living offers a wide array of programs dedicated to self actualization and empowerment. Each one can be tailored to meet your specific needs.  
  • Individual Coaching
  • Couples Counseling
  • Weekly Group Sessions
  • Gates of Power® training for Psychotherapists
  • Workshops 
We also offer lectures, courses, and workshops for organizations and corporations.  
"...Nomi helped me to create a path from the knowledge of my brain to the experience of heart."
- Jessica Zane
To learn more about what the White Cedar Institute and the Gates of Power® Method can do for you, please visit our website at:
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Rosh Hashanah at Ananda Ashram
Come celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, in Ananda Ashram style, bringing in the new year with teachings and a festive meal.


 Traditionally, the Jewish New Year marks the beginning of a period of intense purification and soul realignment with the Creator and all creation. Celebration includes special food, blessings, songs, meditation and discussion.
Date: Wednesday, September 8th
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:30pm
Location: Ananda Ashram Yoga Center.
                   13 Sapphire Road
                   Monroe, NY
Costs: Donation $20 ($10 for overnight guests)
Visit www.anandaashram.org  for more information.

"Skills for Positive and Nurturing Inner Dialogue."

Workshop at Moonfire Empowerment and Sprituality Network.
Our inner dialogue can be a source of tremendous support or devastating destruction. When we are critical, self-hating, shaming and diminishing towards ourselves, we actually express these feelings and attitudes in our inner dialogue and, by doing so, we devastate our emotional self and cripple it. This workshop will give you hands-on, practical tools and skills to cultivate a positive and nurturing inner dialogue, so that you can have the support that you need to create an empowered life.


Date: Saturday, October 9th
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Costs: $6.00 per person
Location: 208 W. 13th Street
                   New York, NY
To RSVP for this workshop, please register in advance via phone or email at:
212-222-2467 or amethystsylviachild@gmail.com
Reference"Gates of Power Workshop
"Arts and Transformation"
Workshop for all artists and artists at heart.
This workshop facilitates diving into our inner depths as people and as artist and finding new levels of experience and creativity. 

The "Arts and Transformation" Workshop is for all
artists, new and professional (and artist at heart). We all know how powerful the arts are in helping us express and understand ourselves. In this workshop, each participant will choose an important theme that they wish to explore, experience, and possibly resolve. We will use writing, drawing, movement, sound, and music to work with our personal themes.  At the end , each participant will present a short "expression" representing the transformation that has taken place through the expressive process.
What art may spring from such beautiful depth!

Date: Sunday, October 3rd
Time: 10am to 8pm
Costs: $45.00
Location: 802 South Street #1
                  Peekskill, NY
***This will be a half-day workshop. 
If you would like to attend, please RSVP at info@gatesofpower.com. For information please call 212-877-0346
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