Did you know that trees take care of each other by sending nutrients through their root network? They do! Trees are the inspiration for the name that I have chosen for this program, the Heart to Heart Rooting Network. It's also a play on words because, when we are cheering for another person and wishing them the best, we often say, "we are rooting for them."
I hope this idea takes off and gets copied by other businesses! Let's see how well we can take care of each other when times are hard.
This is a profit-sharing referral program: I would love to set up a referral program in which you sign up some of your favorite businesses who are feeling the brunt of the economic turndown we are facing. I am thinking of those businesses who offer close-contact services, such as salons, massage therapists, restaurants, coffee shops, etc. That business (or individual) would enroll in the program, in which any referral, with their name, for my one-on-one services would result in a portion of my earnings going back to them.
My one-on-one services are Facilitation for businesses and families, and Life Coaching for individuals. Life coaching is (per the client's decision) made up of facilitation and/or channeling. Facilitation is where I help you organize your thoughts and move through a decision process in an organized manner. Facilitation services are applicable to any size group of people, including just one! Channeling is a form of meditation and prayer in which I bring through messages of support, guidance, and strength from higher realms. All are welcome! I work with people of all faith and belief backgrounds who are drawn to my work. For more information about my one-on-one services, click here.
Would you like to sign up to be a "Rooting Recipient"? Send me an email or give me a call: email@example.com, cell (925)951-7258.
Time I have been dreaming up this program: at least five years
Time I need to get it ready: one-two weeks, with your help and participation
Have you ever tried to make your own bread and got frustrated because you couldn't figure out what was going wrong? This training is for you! This is not a recipe, but a system of experiments that you do in your own kitchen to discover your very own bread-baking process. My educational background (and 20-year first career) is in environmental science, and this course teaches some basic scientific principles, while, at the same time, encouraging you to be "your own detection instrument" by using all of your senses as you discover how to bake your own favorite bread.
Great activity to do at home with your kids - this is a hands-on, brain/body/all five senses-engaging adventure! It is perfect for doing together at home with your children.
Build your own food security by knowing how to bake bread - it is practical to know how to rely on ourselves. It is also deeply rewarding on a soul level. I find that making and eating my own bread connects me to my family (through memories of my dad and grandma baking) and even to my ancestors, in the many villages, across the ages, who baked together in communal ovens. Mass-production has separated us from this deeply special, deeply familiar, craft. Let's bring it back!
Get to know your neighbors - We cannot share bread with our neighbors currently because of the need to shelter in place.
When I was developing this course, one of my intentions was that it would be a way for communities to get to know each other and to support each other through the re-development of local food systems. I think we still need this, at least when we are on the other side of this world-wide health crisis. As you move through the weekly baking exercises, you may have extra bread, which you could share with members of your large family, or if you have a small family, you can freeze the bread and eat it over the week. When I was running through the exercises, I shared my bread with neighbors. This was a fun way to create community and to get to know each other.
Use less plastic; use organic ingredients - Baking your own bread is a great way to reduce your plastic "footprint" and to have more control over the quality of your ingredients. I share tips for buying organic flours and grains and shopping plastic-free or at least plastic-less. The training features our very own local small business, Harvest House, as a great place to buy flours and grains. I will also feature an online order business (specifics to be determined).
But what if I don't like sourdough? You can use this course to learn how to bake with store-bought bread yeast, too.
Is this gluten-free? No, I am sorry, this is a training about how to bake traditional, gluten-containing, bread. At some point down the road, I would LOVE to make a training about cooking gluten-free bread. For now, please note, this is NOT a training for gluten-free folks.
This training will run approximately ten weeks in its first iteration. (That is because I will be editing and uploading the lessons one week at a time.) After that, it will be self-paced, so you can watch a lesson each time you are ready to bake again.
Time I have been working on this: approximately one year, with the baking/filming/taste-testing between October 2019 and January 2020.
Time I need to bring it to you: two-four weeks.
Price: $40 USD per household for the entire ten-week training.
I am an intuitive channel. If you are new to the concept, channeling is a form of prayer and meditation in which the channeler brings though messages of support, guidance, hope, and wisdom from realms of Light. I have always (even as a young child) been prayerful. I have been channeling for about 8 years now, for myself, and in recent years, for friends and clients.
I firmly believe that we all have a direct line to Source, which we may call by many names, such as God, Higher Power, or Divine Self. I believe we also need help, at times, from others, to be able to hear those messages through our own strong emotions.
My role in these times is to be a channel for as many of you who need it, to reach up past the fear and other lower vibrations to bring through messages from Beings of Light. I see them as Angels and Guides, and they are here to help us find our own path (individual and collective) forward.
I would like to hold three weekly group calls:
- Channeling for our neighborhood - for all of us here in the Concord/Walnut Creek/Clayton/Pleasant Hill/Martinez area who would like to come together for spiritual and emotional support. Your questions will inform what messages the Guides give us.
- Channeling for small businesses in the greater East San Francisco Bay Area - do you long for spiritual guidance and support for decisions you are facing as a business owner? This channeling group is for you.
- Channeling for anyone, anywhere - if anything, this global health crisis is showing us that we truly are One Planet and One People. This call will support a global community in coming together in mutual support and receiving higher guidance.
I am thinking of also setting these up in a course format that allows me to post additional channeled videos as they come in, and to allow for participants to post and share your interpretations and reactions to the messages.
The general statement I make at the beginning of each and every channeling session that I do is that, you, and you alone, can determine what is Truth. Please listen to the channeling with your heart and with your mind, and take what resonates and feels right to you, and leave the rest. There are two reasons for this: I am an imperfect channel (as any of us are), and as I interpret the messages that I receive in light and vibrations and translate them into words, I may not get all of it right. Also, sometimes the Guides give information that is not right for you, and as you feel this and react against it, this is designed to strengthen your own inner sense of Truth.
I look forward to learning from each other and growing together through these group channeling experiences. To hear a channeled message from the Guides, click here.
Price to participate: $5 USD per week.
Time I need to get this ready to offer to you: one-two weeks.
My goal for this is that it will be donation-based, with 90% of proceeds going to people in need in our community. I need help from an accountant or tax lawyer to figure out how to make this happen so that I don't owe more taxes than I bring in! If you can help me brainstorm this, please reach out.
I have been working on this training ever since I watched my community erupt into a painful decision-process about what to do with the Walnut Country Swim Team. As a professional facilitator, and as a healer, I knew that I have a lot of help to offer. These are the central thoughts I have about this training:
- Everyone is ALWAYS doing the best that they can.
- Our society doesn't have a lot of role-modeling for collaborative decision-making, but this is something I do and teach well.
- As a community, we need to build our capacity for thoughtful and empathetic group decision making that is also very organized and allows us to fall back on a system that we know. I could sense that our collective challenges would be increasing, and that we need to HEAL from the pain of the swim team situation, and LEARN NEW TOOLS and PROCESSES for solving problems and making decisions as a community moving forward.
From the very beginning, as I have been brainstorming this, I wanted to make it an online training (with an optional weekly in-person gathering), because I wanted to allow those with very hurt feelings to be able to participate with privacy, from their own homes. The only change here, with our current situation, is that the weekly gathering would also be on-line.
This would be an approximately eight week-long course with the option to simply watch the lessons, or to participate in exercises as well. There will be opportunity for reflection, practice, and sharing. I will not set a price for this, and I will allow participation regardless of ability to pay. I would like this to be a fundraising tool to support members of our community who are facing hard times.
Time I have been working on this: approximately one year
Time I need to launch it: two-four weeks
Years of facilitation and collaborative process design experience: over twenty-five
Price: donation-based, with a community fundraising component; open to members of our greater community area. After the first offering, this course will be turned into an online offering available to the general public, price to be determined.
This training is designed for any and all who seek to heal from family pain. It is the result of my own life experience as well as channeled messages from my Guides. Taught with imagery and allegory, this training introduces you to skills and tools that you already have but may have forgotten about, including how to use your imagination and your body for healing your thoughts and feelings.
While the focus is on families, the techniques are more widely applicable to human interaction in general.
To take the training and to benefit from it, you actually do not need to communicate with anyone except for yourself! You can take the training alone or together with your family members.
When I first launched the training in January 2019, I launched it under the name, "Fight to Better." Instead of wanting to take the training, people ran away from the name!
"Why would we want to fight? We want to heal," they said. So, after I panicked (and got a new job in my previous line of work), I realized that I had some explaining to do:
This training teaches you how to turn what feels BAD into it's healed/transmuted form, GOOD. All discomfort is actually a doorway into greater understanding, peace, harmony, and self-knowing. You just have to learn how to see the "doorway" and go through it. It's not just about healing fighting, it's about healing any and all sorts of pain that you have experienced in a family setting. This training helps you heal all of that.
The issues you are working on could be from your present or from long ago, or both. They could be big issues or little issues.
The modules as they currently exist are what I consider 80% finished. I need a group of students to help me get to 100%: with your questions, I will be able to provide an extra layer of explanation to the existing material.
This is my "flagship" training, the one that I worked on for nights and weekends for a year and a half and that I quit my job of 20 years to bring to you. It has over 700 hand-drawn cartoons, original music, skits, and lectures. It takes a playful--and wise--approach to the most tender subjects in your life.
Let's transform our community with love and wisdom, a family at a time!
Years I have been working on this: forty-five+ life experience as a family member, and three years actively creating the content
Price: $460 USD per person or per household to participate in the first round, which will include
- Ten weeks of online video training modules (to watch on your own)
- Weekly group calls
- 2 one-on-one hour sessions with me.
When the training is finished (with the new content I will create during the first run with students), it will cost $260 per person or per household to take the self-paced 10-week course.
(I don't know yet, but I may continue to offer the $460 interactive version after the content is completed.)
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Thank you for helping me prioritize the order in which I bring these services and trainings to you! Please vote for all that interest you, and please feel free to write a note, too. Thank you! Christine March 15, 2020