Saturday morning and afternoon Suzanne got into the details of how to connect with Higher Consciousness, including an extended lesson on meditation. All present got to experience the debut of the meditation Jim Oliver and Suzanne recently recorded together at Jim’s studio in Santa Fe. The excitement during the day was palpable, with many people saying that they had an epiphany…
On Saturday evening, Suzanne had a session with Sanaya that left everyone spellbound. Very few attendees had experienced that energy, and it was a magical evening. That was followed by her Awakened Living workshop Sunday morning with surprises for everyone. The weekend concluded with a unique event. Suzanne had asked that each person bring a twig that day (this tied in with part of the morning’s lesson), and then she led everyone along Unity Village’s labyrinth path to the center (a former Boy Scout who shall go nameless had built a fire in a fire pit), where they deposited their twigs, representing part of their ego self that they were ready to leave behind.
I have been to most of Suzanne’s presentations, but this three-day weekend retreat left even me speechless and in awe… The response from all of the attendees was so gratifying that Suzanne has already scheduled another weekend at Unity Village next summer (24-25-26 June 2016).
From Kansas City we drove to Indianapolis, Indiana, where Suzanne would be presenting her Making the Connection talk. We had dinner on Tuesday evening with Rev Bob Uhlig and Rev Carla Golden, the ministers at Unity of Indianapolis. Carla prepared a delicious meal, and we got to know each other well in a couple of hours, with many opportunities to laugh. Bob even brought out their parrot, Joey; Suzanne asked whether Joey ever had an “accident” on his shoulder; Bob smiled and said, “Well, I try to transfer him to a guest’s shoulder before that happens…” (Astute observers may recognize that Carla, Suzanne and Bob are all wearing blue shirts… as was I… with no prior coordination!)
My old Battleship IOWA (BB-61) shipmate Master Chief Dale Hilliard and His Lovely Bride Becky also drove down from Laotto, IN, for the event. We were able to have dinner with them the next evening at St. James in Avilla, the oldest restaurant in Indiana. (I asked Suzanne how I would look with an Old Sea Dog beard like Dale’s. She thought about for a minute and said, “Ty, that would not be a good decision.”)