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Julie Hutslar's June 2013 Quarterly Newsletter

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. They are performed by those who temporarily have more for those who temporarily have less.

Love will immediately enter into any mind that truly wants it.

The search for love is but the honest searching out of everything that interferes with love.

What you would hide is hidden from you.

Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.

Every choice you make establishes your own identity as you will see it and believe it is.

Has the Spring sprung in you?

 
What does it take for spring to come to your heart? Is it enough to see life giving green thrusting growth all around you? To see flowers bursting color and fragrance, to feel the stormy winds shake things up, the birds proclaiming their love through song and dance?
 
What brings spring to you? What makes you feel younger, more vibrant, healthier, lighter, more playful? How long has it been since you have done those things, thought those thoughts, been those ways?
 
Yesterday my husband and I saw a woman we knew from a local business that we had always enjoyed and she came running up to us like a 10 year old! I thought we had something falling out of the truck, she looked so intent upon gaining our attention. But come to find out, she had retired. She had taken her rig to Arizona, met new friends, enjoyed the winter in warmer weather, ridden her ATV, sold her old truck for a new car and gotten a short hair cut. She looked easily 20 years younger! We were amazed, she glowed with health and vibrancy. She was doing and being everything she wanted to.
 
But you don’t have to wait until you retire. You can put the lift back in your step. It is called JOY! What brings you joy? Who brings you joy? And bigger question, what prevents you from choosing joy over obligation? Think about it like this: it is your vibration that is either part of the problem of humanity or part of the solution, not what you DO, but what you vibrate with. So if you carry the burden of responsibility and dread, obligation and duty, are you part of the solution? What if you brought joy into the world, what would you be offering then?
 
Choose joy today. Activate the part of your heart that holds that for you, no matter how long it has been since you have accessed it. Open it up, start thinking about what you love, what you enjoy, what makes you feel wonderful and do/be/engage in it!!

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This month begins the retreat center season! Please consider this an invitation to whatever brings you joy! We still have a few spaces left for the JUNE WOMEN’S RETREAT beginning June 19th –23. This intimate group is ready to go deep and leave no stone unturned. Healing, rejuvenative, transformative, perception shifting and joyful~ if you have never attended this Women’s Retreat, make a commitment to yourself that you will this year! What a gift to give yourself that gives back more than you ever expected!
 
July, the Boy’s Summer Camp has only one spot left for July 9-12, the Girls , August 27-30, is still open and promises to be quite fun and impactful. July 14th is the first of the Summer Music Series, this one features Holly McGarry and band and benefits Inspiring Grace, a local non-profit assisting teens with wholeness of body, mind and spirit. Visit IG web site for details or to purchase tickets.
The weekends of August 9-11 and 16-18 are the Artists Studio Tour and an awesome open studio up here at Spirit Vision Retreat Center. Don’t miss it!
If you are considering the Sept start of the next 18 month Spiritual Vision Quest, you should let me know soon, as we only have one or two spots left. That begins Sept 2-7 and promises to be a very mature and devoted group of conscious individuals.
If you are planning ahead, there is a Women’s Retreat Oct. 9-13 and there are already a few people signed up for that. As well as a Watercolor Workshop (Unkinking the Creative Hose) planned for Sept 27 & 28. Another in the Summer Music Series is planned for Sept 21 starring A Touch of Jazz and benefiting the Bonner County Homeless Task Force. Find the venue for you and make a leap! You won't regret it!
NEW, BEAUTIFUL and INTERACTIVE
If you haven’t already checked out my new web page www.jrhutslar.com, please make a point to! My brilliant and tenacious husband recreated what I was hoping for without any previous knowledge of this new format and spent about 4 months solid on it. It is rich with many photos of the retreat center, the retreats, the workshops, the art and is so inviting. Without even making a choice what to click on, you can sit and be surrounded by such a warm and wonderful feeling! And best of all is a new interactive blog. I invite you to share your comments, opinions or questions. Please enjoy the entire catalog of offerings and resources. I welcome your feedback. Thanks so much!
"If you want to be happy, be."   – Leo Tolstoy
"This is my “depressed stance”.  When you’re depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand.  The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you’ll start to feel better.  If you’re going to get any joy out of being depressed, you’ve go to stand like this."   – Charlie Brown
"One joy scatters a hundred griefs."   – Chinese proverb
"My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate."   – Thornton Wilder
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."   – Walt Disney
"You had the power all along my dear."   – Glinda the Good Witch.
Let this be your new intention for today: I choose only that which will bring me joy today!
 
Check out this web site www.demandingjoy.com for more quotes and inspirations.
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