From our inbox to you from: DailyOm on “no going back”

Every Step Is Forward
by Madisyn Taylor

Sometimes during our spiritual growth we can feel as if we are going backwards, rest assured you are not.

There are times when we feel that we are spinning our wheels in the mud in terms of our spiritual progress. This can be especially true following a period of major growth in which we feel as if we’ve gained a lot of ground. In fact, this is the way growth goes—periods of intense forward movement give way to periods of what seems like stagnation. In those moments when we feel discouraged, it’s helpful to remember that we don’t ever really go backward. It may be that we are at a standstill because there is a new obstacle in our paths, or a new layer to get through, but the hard work we have done cannot be undone.

Every step on the path is meaningful, and even one that seems to take us backward is a forward step in the sense that it is what we must do to move to the next level. In addition, an intense growth spurt requires that we rest for a time in order to fully integrate the new energies that have been liberated by our hard work. When we feel we are not making progress, we can encourage ourselves to take a moment to rest. We can meditate more, feed ourselves well, and get extra sleep. Before we know it, we will be spurred on to work toward the next level of our development, and this rest will make sense then as something we needed in order to continue.

Once the sun rises, it doesn’t go backward but instead follows its path in one direction. It may appear to stand still for a moment in time, or to move more slowly at some point or another, but really it is steadily moving forward on its path. We are the same way, and once we have moved through something we can never really go back. We may be resting or revisiting issues that seem old, and it’s natural to feel stuck, but in truth we are always taking the next important step forward on our path.

Unlimited Meditation with Traci Trimble: Durham Region May 2016

SGC Admin: Please contact Traci for more information and or to sign up. **NOTE** We are late in posting this information, and for that we apologize to Traci…😦 … Please contact Traci to see if she is conducting her meditation sessions through the summer months… :) 

A monthly Membership


FOUR times weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 10am, join Traci Trimble, a Masters of Metaphysical Sciences student with a major in Meditation, for a discussion on Meditation followed by a session that best suits the needs of the group at that time – Guided Meditation, Dynamic Meditation, Affirmation Meditation or Mystical Meditation.
Come every session by joining the Unlimited Meditation Membership – just $25 +HST per month; or simply come when you need a group setting  – drop in for $10 cash.  Get what you need to find your inner zen at home on your own.
To register for the monthly membership please go HERE; for drop in please EMAIL ME to make sure there is space
Not sure about meditation – join me for Learn the Art of Meditation, an 8 week educational and interactive program, taking place weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6pm – 7:30pm.
beginning on:  Tuesday May 3, 2016 at 6:00pm for 90 minutes; runs for 8 weeks     for MORE info
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Dayle’s Switch to a Vegan Diet… come share the journey… :)

SGC Admin: Dayle Lovely, (yes that is her name):) and she is a very lovely person inside and out … is a long time follower and supporter of SGC, having been a part of the SGC family from the get go, we are so happy to share Dayle’s present journey with you, our readers…:)
Dayle, was recently diagnosed with Arthritis, she is a young, vibrant woman, devoted wife and outstanding mum so the news wasn’t very welcome😦  At first Dayle took the “regular” route of prescribed medication from her doctor to help alleviate the pain so she could move about her day with relative ease. However, after doing her own research and with the guidance of a family member who “suffers” with the same affliction, Dayle decided to change-up her diet.
“We are what we eat” is how the saying goes, which makes sense, seeing as what we eat repairs and builds our cells, muscle, tissue and bone…. and it also makes sense that sometimes, the food we are ingesting can have a negative impact on the whole of our body, (such as in the spread of Cancerous cells) or on specific parts of our bodily makeup.. (such as the make up our blood cells, our muscle strength and bones).
When arthritis attacks the body, it attacks the joint bones and the surrounding tissue… over time the joints become painful and swollen making movement a challenge and sometimes impossible. Arthritis takes away the strength in the affected area’s (such as the gripping motion used to pick up or hold things), along with making the person tired, it causes frustrations and interrupts the regular daily flow of the “victims” life.
Due to her research and her aunt’s guidance, Dayle has embarked upon a “Whole food plant-based diet”… Giving up the meat wasn’t an issue for Dayle, but the other animal products such as cream, eggs and cheese presented another challenge…..
We thought Dayle’s journey may be interesting and helpful for any other folks out there thinking of giving this diet a try, and we asked Dayle if she would share her journey with SGC:) We are happy to report that she is more than happy to share to help others…

Please feel free to comment with your own experiences and to share your own favorite “Whole food, plant-based” recipes in the comments section or send us an email to:


We introduce to you ..

Dayle’s Vegan Journey…:) 1st post: April 28 2016

This is the first lunch recipe shared by Dayle with our readers… it is early on in the switch, so as of yet there aren’t    any physical (joint condition and energy levels) changes to report…

 A few people have been wondering what I eat on a whole food, plant-based diet. Here’s today’s lunch.

  • humus,
  • Avocado,
  • Baby spinach,
  • Cilantro,
  • Kale
  • Cucumber
  • on whole grain bread, done Panini style.

I don’t have a Panini pan, so I just used a frying pan, no oil or butter, and toasted the bread with a 5 lb weight on a smaller pan to press it down. (Who knew I could use my weights in the kitchen?!).

The heat makes the humus all melty, giving it a melted cheese consistency. I’ve paired with some cherry tomatoes and baby carrots. I’m still feeling a little peckish, so I’ll follow it up with a couple clementines. That will fill me up nicely.

Prep and cooking time:

It took me about 5 minutes to make this, including the time in the pan. It was delicious!


Dayles Vegan Diet

copyright: Dale Lovely Photo’s

Disclaimer: SGC staff & Dayle Lovely are not responsible for any outcome regarding this diet or recipes given. SGC blog readers are encouraged to do their own research and/or contact their own health care provider regarding any drastic or long term changes to their present diets.

Allison Dubois The Medium

Allison DuBois is a “medium”, located in the United States, whose life and “medium-ship” ability has been shared with us through the T.V. show “Medium” in which, Patricia Arquette played the role of Allison.

Allison offers private phone and in person readings, along with limited events, such as her annual Mother’s Day Event…  Please follow the link below to go directly to her website where you will find contact information. If you do reach out to Allison, you may first connect with Monikka, who will gently and compassionately answer your questions as Allison is currently taking some time off to spend with family. 

image copyright of Allison DuBois

image copyright of Allison DuBois

Ever since I was a little girl, I could speak with the dead. The first contact I can remember was when I was six and my grandfather, who had died that day, came to me to let me know everything was o.k..

Some young people are born with this ability, and I have advice for them. The thing about young people, is that they lack the experience to be able to relate to a lot of people.

Through the years, I have been fortunate enough to personally experience a lot in life. I have also been fortunate enough to read for thousands of people. Each one is an opportunity for me to learn something new.”

Allison DuBois.

Follow this link to go directly to Allison’s website:

For Allison’s facebook page please click this link:  where you can also find Allison’s Astrological moon signs for each month. 

From our inbox to you from DailyOm on “Uniting in thought and action” a circle is more than just a circle… :)

SGC Admin: From our Inbox to you from DailyOm on “Uniting in thought and action”

July 20, 2016
Uniting in Thought and Action
The Power of the Circle by Madisyn Taylor

When we are in circle with others

the energy stays contained within the group giving back to all. 

There are many reasons for why a gathering of people in a circle is powerful. A circle is a shape that is found repeatedly throughout the natural world, and it is a symbol of perfection. We recreate this perfect shape when we join others to form a circle.

Being in a circle allows us experience each other as equals. Each person is the same distance apart from the next participant, and no one is seated higher than or stands apart from others in a circle. From tribal circles to the mythical round table of King Arthur, the circle has been the shape adopted by gatherings throughout history.The circle is acknowledged as an archetype of wholeness and integration, with the center of a circle universally understood to symbolize Spirit – the Source.

When a group of people come together in a circle, they are united. This unity becomes even more powerful when each person reaches out to touch a neighbor and clasps hands. This physical connection unites thought and action, mind and body, and spirit and form in a circle. Because a circle has no beginning and no end, the agreement to connect in a circle allows energy to circulate from one person to the next, rather than being dissipated into the environment.

Like a candle used to light another candle, the connection with spirit that results when one person joins hands with another is greater than if each person were to stand alone. People who take part in a circle find that their power increases exponentially while with the group. Like a drop of water rippling on the surface of a pond, the waves of energy produced in a circle radiate outward in circular motion.

While one person may act like a single beacon that emanates light, a circle of people is like a satellite dish that sends out energy. There is power in numbers, and when the commitment is made by many to face one another, clasp hands, and focus on one intention, their circle emanates ripples of energy that can change the world.

A Full Moon with Strings Attached

SGC Admin: Full Moon in Capricorn July 19 2016: Thanks to Sarah Fuhro for this fabulous write up…:)

Sarah Fuhro Star-Flower Alchemy

‘The World is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.’

W.B. Yeats

Jelly fish moonAs the full Moon rises on Tuesday evening, she brings with her powerful planetary energies. If you have not felt this on a personal level, you can see it reflected in the world in general.

The choice seems to be about how we respond to fear, soul by soul, and as a woven tapestry of humanity.

Every culture has stories of the terror we hold for our own dark impulses.   In this chart we have the very unpredictable planet Uranus, who loves excitement, who demands truth from each of us, who is electrical, magnetic and full of brilliant observations holding the reins across the Cancer/Capricorn axis.

Uranus was discovered during the French Revolution, and reflects that tumultuous time. He overturns the apple cart.  Uranus is in Aries, the fiery entry point of the ecliptic…

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July Horoscopes 2016

SGC Admin: Whoops, I know we are half way through the month… but these fabulous horoscopes by “Readings by Yerevan” were just too good not to share…:)

Readings by Yerevan


Here are the horoscopes, as published in Sonoma County’sUpbeat Times:

Aries (March 19th – April 19th)

We know that you’re no shrinking violet but that doesn’t mean you are always sure of yourself.  You could experience some amazing opportunities to confront your fears and jump out of your comfort zone this month. Your energy levels are high and may lead you to new and exciting terrains. Loved ones might feel that you are moving too fast or far away, so try to explain your intentions as clearly as possible. Your career may also undergo transformation.

Taurus(April 19th – May 20th)

Things that have appeared foggy for a few weeks clear up this month. A romantic or familial relationship could take a turn either for better or worse, but ultimately what is indicated by this is a growing need to follow your…

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