September 2016

~ Checking into an event bonus ~

This month we are trying something new here @ Groundings! Every time you come and check into an event via Facebook or tag us in an Instagram photo you will receive a free surprise gemstone!!

~ Crystal Friend Card Program ~

Also do you know about our crystal friend program? When you come into Groundings ask us a for a Crystal Friend Card. Every time you come in and purchase something (must be over $20-) you receive a punch once your card is full you will receive a very special crystal friend to add to your collection! The crystal changes month to month.

September Events:

Crystal Healing Bowl Meditation (Sound Healing)
Gemstone: Sodalite
Facilitated By: Shirley Landry
Friday, September 9th Time: 6:30 – 7:30 Cost:$15.00
Join Shirley as she takes you on a vibrational journey with the beautiful sounds of the Crystal Bowls. They will take you deep within for total relaxation. This months crystal bowl meditation will include a free gemstone (Sodalite) which will be cleansed and energized by the by the crystal bowls. Will also include a free mini roller of the Essential Oil “Elevation”.
Sodalite: Sodalite is a stone of logic, rationality, and efficiency. It is helpful for work in groups and stimulates thought. Sodalite is a stone that is good for healing breaches in communication. It is a stone of truth, and brings this to all communications. It is called a Poet’s Stone. It can help end arguments or other disagreements. It is particularly useful for honesty of emotions and love. It increases intelligence, knowledge and learning, and can unite the logical with the spiritual.

I-Ching Readings With: Max Rudolph
Saturday September 10th Time: 11-4pm
Free 15 minute mini I Ching Reading
(Gratuity Welcomed)
The I-Ching is an ancient Chinese system of seeking advice though the observation of random elements such as coins. It is the oldest Chinese classical text.

Doodle Town: Come Create Art!!
Saturday September 10th Time: 11-4pm Cost: FREE
Facilitated By: Max Rudolph
Come doodle with us! Making art is good for you, and we want to give you this chance to create and have fun! Come mix with other art fans as we explore art making together. This is part of a larger art project called operation hexagon. Which has a Large installation of completed works @ Paragon Arts & Industry Building In Easthampton. All of which have been donated to the project. Your work, if donated, will become part of this continuum. All materials are provided free! If you are already an artist, please come share your work and thoughts with the group. All are welcome!

An evening with the Ascended Masters & Archangels
– A channeling event –
Thursday September 15th Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm Cost: $35-
Facilitated By: Ahlara & Matthew

As the Ascended Masters and Archangels began to work closely with Ahlara and Matthew, several of them came together at what they referred to as “The Table”; A central energetic frequency where they meet as a group in order to share, teach and heal. From The Table each Ascended Master and Archangel can channel through (or overlay with) Matthew or Ahlara, which allows for conversation, questions and explanations between all parties.

This is your time to communicate directly with Spirit. You have the opportunity to speak and work directly with Saint Germain, Jesus, Metatron, Shekinah, Quan Yin, Hilarion, Archangel Michael and Gabriel or anyone else at “The Table” that feels called to come through.

*Channeling: the practice of entering a meditative or trancelike state in order to convey messages from a spiritual guide. Not to be confused with Mediumship where there is a communication between the spirit and the medium, channeling involves the spirit actually utilizing the body of the channel in order to communicate with others.

*Overlays: while similar to channeling, an overlay involves a much more direct connection to the “host” body, a connection felt on the cellular level. Through this connection there are a few differences in the process as well as the results. To begin with, the spirit that comes through as an overlay has more control over the body than simple speaking and face movements typically experienced with channeling. Through this process, the overlay experience becomes more interactive

for all parties, more of an actual conversation. Another benefit of overlaying is that the channel is almost always completely aware (they can be blocked but usually are not) and maintains the comfort of control. At any moment the host has the ability to regain control of his/her body and remove the spirit. This brings a confidence and sense of security to the process. There are other differences which can be shared through events, workshops and/or private sessions.

The exchange for this event is $35 a person

Please arrive at least 10 minutes early *There is a limit of 10 people*
Full Moon Guided Mediation & River Stone Release
Friday September 16th Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm Cost $5.00
Facilitated By: Patty Moriarty
(At Pattys House)
At the full moon the energy builds and builds, there’s an explosive outgoing aspect to it. All of nature grows and is more vital in this moment. It is the perfect time to release, cast out, unburden yourself of what no longer serves you. We will be celebrating you by stepping out of an old skin, identity, behavior, attitude, relationship and instilling a new intention for the weeks to come. The full moon release helps you by marking this inner transformation in a formal way. We will be casting out what no longer serves us using a gemstone healing technique.

Bold & Curvy Fashion Meet Up
Facilitated by Valkyrie Apparel
Saturday, September 17th Time: 1:00-3:00pm Cost: Free Entry
Come hang out with us and discuss the current state of plus size fashion.
Valkyrie Apparel will bring there current new items and have exciting news about whats to come!

Artisan Of The Month Open Gallery Meet & Greet
Artisan: Deb Swinski
“In A World Of Crystals”
Saturday September 17th Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Artisan Deb Swinski has always dabbled in various arts, but painting is her love. A graduate of both Holyoke Community and Springfield Technical Community Colleges with a degree in Fine Arts and a certificate in Digital Publishing, she pulls influences from a wide variety of sources. Drawing techniques from animations, crafting, pop art, and realism, Deb often depicts mundane or forgotten subjects in a meaningful light. This can be seen in her creative expressions ranging from paintings to yarn bombings and jewelry making.

Her current collection of works are based on Crystal & Gemstone structures. The forms that they grow in are truly remarkable. Recreating theses beautiful nature made pieces of art onto different artistic mediums, showcases how each crystal is special in it’s own way.

Essential Oil & Crystal Essence Guided Meditation
Facilitated By: Patty Moriarty
Friday, September 23rd Time: 6:30 – 7:30 Cost: $5.00
Chakra: Soul Star – Gemstone: Lemurian Seed Crystal
Essential Oil: Tangerine
Join Patty on a crystal journey within, this guided meditation will melt away the stresses of the week. See what messages the crystals have for you. There will be crystal charged water and essential oils to indulge in. This is a very informal gathering to meditate in a group setting. No previous experience necessary. Simple, relaxing, rejuvenating. All are welcome. Bring a pillow, beverage and dress comfortably. Meditation is the practice when a practitioner trains their mind or self-induces a mode of consciousness in order to realize some benefit.

In The Mix: Painting Fun Afternoon “Flower Fairy”
Saturday September 24th Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm
Facilitated By: Deb Swinski
Come join us at Groundings for a fun filled afternoon! Local artisan Debra Swinski will be instructing you in basic acrylic painting techniques to create a deceptively doable painting. All levels of art experience are welcome, as well as your beverage of choice. Come out and unwind with friends in our peaceful space.
Cost: $35- All materials included
RSVP *Pre payment preferred

Guided Animal Meditation Series
Facilitated By: The Whispering Sage
Friday, September 30th Time: 6:30-8:00p.m. Cost $10.00
Come journey and learn with Dragonfly!
Dragonfly carries the wisdom of transformation and ability to adapt in life. They can change direction swiftly and with grace and are known for showing people how to navigate through difficult times with an emotional lightness of thought and a positive outlook. Come, open your heart, and fly as we explore the totem of Dragonfly. Learn what messages about transition, adaptability, and power lie within on this sacred meditative journey.