|AH-MAN FREEDOM NEWSLETTER
News from Ah-Man
Well, it's only May but as I write this newsletter, my beloved Mets have been in last place, then, not too long after, they were in first place. Right now, they hover at the top of their division. I mention this as my way of honoring them now, because as the old proverb says: This, too, shall pass" (probably by the end of the weekend). Who knows?
Thank you for all the wonderful responses to last month's newsletter. I was very touched, and I am happy to be of service to you.
This is the month in which we honor our mothers and all those who cared for us and nurtured us in a maternal way. Thank you to all those wonderful women.
I am honoring the Divine Feminine this month, beginning with the main article below, and followed by weekly blog articles that touch on more about Her and meditation.
And be sure to check out the Ah-Man Blog in May to learn more about the Divine Feminine.
Until next time.
| CONNECTING WITH THE DIVINE FEMININE ENERGY WITHIN|
Following is a condensed version of an article recently submitted for publication at SelfGrowth.com,the #1 self- improvement site on the Internet.
what does Divine Feminine Energy mean? What is it? What does it look like? How does it feel? The answers will be different for each of us,
of course. But there are also similar
characteristics that we will all experience.
a general sense, I want to share with you the answers to those questions and
more. But before I do that, I need to
define the phrase Divine Feminine Energy.
For the purposes of this article, that definition is: "The
nature of or being a deity with power of gentleness and compassion."
when we tap into our being or recognize the deity of the Feminine, we are
connecting to a source of power of gentleness and compassion. That's a pretty good start, but I have to say
again that it is only a start. The Divine Feminine Energy within is so much
more than words and definitions can fully express. This power of gentleness and compassion is
just a small portion of the things that we receive when in the state of the
way of comparison, I'd like to explain the differences in Divine Masculine
Energy. Masculine is associated with
words such as power . . . strength . . . self control. The Divine Masculine would then look like absolute
power, unlimited strength and total self control. And these aspects are to be
sought after. Our Divine Masculine
Energy centers on obtaining, while
our Divine Feminine is all about receiving.
difference between obtaining and receiving is also at the heart of the
differences between most religions/spirituality groups and mysticism. In most religions and some forms of
spirituality, you are performing acts . . . rituals . . . prayers, etc., to attain
fulfillment; to make you "good enough" to have God or The Divine in your life. With mysticism, you are aligned to the Divine
Feminine aspect of God, allowing yourself, i.e., your Higher Self, to know that you are already all that you need to be
in the "Divine" place. In fact, you
received all that you need before your body even came into being.
now focus on how we bring ourselves into that state of the Divine Feminine. For most of us, it's a gradual process. There are, for lack of a better word, "steps"
to take. Listening to mantras, chants or
prayers is usually a wonderful way to align yourself with the Energy. Earlier, I said earlier that prayers are used
in the Masculine practice, but notice the difference between listening (Feminine, receiving) and
chanting, speaking (Masculine, achieving). There are prayers, chants and mantras that
bring us into the Divine Feminine. Or we
can also create something ourselves.
you listen, it is important that you focus on the heart chakra. Some traditions focus behind the chakra,
while others place their focus in front of the heart chakra. Either way works. After a period time, depending on how long you
spend meditating, you turn off the manta/chant/prayer and slip into the silence,
all the while focusing on the heart chakra. While in the silence, you can think of love
itself, of being surrounded by the loving arms of the Divine Mother or being rocked
in her arms, or whatever allows you to open your heart chakra more, as you feel
the silence. Thoughts will come . . . bless
them and let them pass. It is the nature
of the mind to think, and for most people it can take a lifetime to fully
control this aspect. So don't force it (again,
this is the masculine energy). Allow
yourself to receive, to thank the thought and then go back to focusing on the
is within this silence that the folks at my retreats experience feelings of
completeness, wholeness, unconditional love, contentment, fullness. These are experiences of the Divine Feminine. She is all that and much more.
we practice this technique daily, those feeling we receive begin to become more
of a part of our lives. They extend
further and further into our day. While
being in the Divine Presence more, we begin to accept and receive her Divine
plan, which is that everything is
happening for a reason. Once we are
able to receive this and be in this place throughout the day, it relieves so
much suffering in our lives. Knowing all
that has gone on before has helped me get to where I am today.
what a wonderful place that is! Imagine
walking through your day with deep feelings of love, compassion, and gentleness
to yourself and those you meet. This is
our part in creating World Peace. And
all you have to do is to open your heart and acknowledge the Divine Feminine
that has always been present in you, and live from your heart more and more
each day. By doing that, each of us will
bring about more world peace then anything the United Nations can bring about. It just takes one heart touching another and
that heart knowing it all begins and ends with love, Herself, our Divine
Feminine Energy/God within each of us.
Be sure to check out the Ah-Man Blog in May, for additional discussion of the Divine Feminine.
|RETREATS AND SPEAKING EVENTS|
When it comes to learning how to cope and enrich your life,
sharing the thoughts and experiences of others via blog can be effective, but
nothing beats the healing impact of human interaction. And that's what I
provide at my retreats. You will better understand your own life
experiences and the resulting disconnection from your heart. My goal -
and passion - is to help you open your heart and find the freedom and joy we
are all meant to experience. Please share this information with those who
have a need.This retreat is designed for anyone who has experienced hurt in their
life. The pain we feel from being hurt continues to manifest itself in
our lives. Resentment and pain continue to affect our thoughts and the
decisions we make, either knowingly or, in most cases, unknowingly.
During the retreat, I will share my own miraculous experiences with
and show how forgiveness cannot happen without healing on the
Spiritual and/or Mystical levels. I will also expose some of the myths
about forgiveness. During the session, I will also guide attendees
through meditations of forgiveness, and invite you to see
opportunities to grow where there were none. Join me to find out how
to have more peace in your life about your past, and to learn the
secret of being human.
Finding Peace Through Forgiveness Half-Day Retreat
Saturday, June 5, 2010
260 Stuyvesant Avenue
Rye, NY 10580-3115
Time: 9:30am to 2pm (includes 1/2 hour lunch break)
$50 for Wainwright House Friends
Register online at http://www.wainwright.org/programs/program_hoare_retreat.htm
MICHAEL IN THE MEDIA
On April 20, 2010, Michael
was interviewed on the BlogTalk Radio Show "Getting On Top," hosted by Paul Morris. He talked about The Meaning of
Life with Paul and fellow guest Penny Cohen, a psychotherapist, life coach,
author, counselor and lecturer.
can listen to a recording of the show by clicking here: The
Meaning of Life with Michael Hoare and Penny Cohen. Please note that a brief commercial has been inserted at the beginning of the recording.
over 20 years, I have worked with men and women to help them view their issues
and pain from a different perspective, and to introduce them to more choices in
resolving their conflict.
This month, I am offering ONE FREE 30-MINUTE SPIRITUAL COUNSELING
SESSION TO EACH OF THE FIRST THREE PEOPLE WHO EMAIL ME AT MICHAEL@AH-MAN.COM. Each spiritual counseling session is valued
You can use your free session to discuss recurring issues, important decisions,
painful relationships or anything else that is keeping you from enjoying your life.
Take advantage of this opportunity by being one of the first three people to
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and schedule
your free session.
serve as unique gifts and conversation starters. This month, we're
highlighting several products that were added to the site in May. We now
offer Ah-Man cookout aprons, as well as mugs and t-shirts and a variety of
other Ah-Man merchandise.
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Hoare, D.D., is an author, minister and certified Angel Therapy Practitioner, who has
a wealth of experience and expertise in healing his own life and helping others
For more information, or to learn more about Michael and Ah-Man, visit his web
site at www.ah-man.com and his blog at http://www.blog.ah-man.com/.