SGC Admin: From our inbox to you from Dawn and Ian James: Dawn’s 3 part newsletter on KARMA & Dawn and Ian’s fabulous relaxing retreat in Costa Rica this October…


This newsletter if the first in a 3-part series about ‘how to clear karma’. I hope you find it insightful and useful on your path to self-development and personal growth. We all experience challenges or difficulty at one point or another in our lives- some more than others. But the one thing I have witnessed and know for sure is we do have the ability to influence our karma in a positive way.


Karma is like a scale which we carry with us for a lifetime or many lifetimes. The scale can be as light as a feather or as heavy as a brick wall. The weight of the scale is affected by the quality of your thoughts and actions and this in turn creates karmic patterns in your life. The saying: what goes around comes around, applies to karma.


Do you consider your life to be easy or simple? Are you living in the flow? Or do you see your life full of challenges, stagnation or disappointments? If the later description resonates with you, then I want you to remember this:  you are influencing the karmic patterns in your life- both favorable and unfavorable patterns.

For example, if you are the type of person who has difficulty saying ‘no’ and you tend to agree to things you really do not want to do or like to do, then you are creating a pattern of resentment in your life.

Alternatively, if you tend to look for the good in others and try to see the positive side of a situation- even a difficult situation, then you are creating a pattern of confidence and personal triumph in your life.

The good news: karma is not fixed or frozen – it’s mutable. Why? Because energy is mutable and the energy of your thoughts and actions can be changed – by you!

Observation without judgement

Observe how others express good patterns and bad patterns of behavior. When you recognize bad patterns it’s because you’ve already experienced that in this life or a past life. You have learned the karmic lesson already.  Learn to observe others with a compassionate eye, as they are still learning their karmic lesson at their own pace. Observe without judgement, without attachment.

Self Observation and Intention

At the end of each day, take a few minutes to reflect on what went right or what went wrong this day. If you are unsettled by a bad behavior or bad experiences – ask yourself what the consequences were of the bad experience. What would you do if a similar situation arises again? How could you act differently, speak differently or think differently. Set an intention to act better next time. Visualize the new positive behavior- allow this vision to imprint in your mind.

“When you focus on others you create karma, when you focus within you clear karma” ~Anonymous

Stay tuned for Part 2 – in March!

Costa Rica Retreat- Join Us!

Awaken Your Senses: 7- Day Costa Rica Retreat
Dates: Oct 1st – 7th 2016

Join us for a mind-ful, heart opening experience as we explore the five senses through nature and sound on the beautiful serene pacific coast of Costa Rica.

About the Retreat

Enjoy the natural beauty of Dominical Costa Rica, at Manu Retreat centre – perched on the mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with 30 acres of lush tropical rain forest. The surrounding landscape is peaceful and breathtaking, inspiring you to awaken your senses.

Relax, Rest & Restore:

Dip into one of two infinity pools, walk through the tropical gardens, lounge and relax in the luxury of your Bali-style villa or bedroom, catch a glimpse of the colorful toucans, savor the delicious meals made with love, enjoy spectacular sunsets every night as you converse with friends, old and new; take in the harmonic and uplifting sounds of crystal and Tibetan singing bowls as you wind down each evening and indulge yourself in the elements of nature. Pause, breathe and enjoy personal time.

‘Awaken Your Senses’ Day trips – this retreat is inclusive of meals, accommodation, activities and day trips.

Save 35% on air travel to Costa Rica- Contact Dawn at 1.888.767.8423 ext 2 to learn more.

Early Bird registration ends May 31st 2016

Hope you can join us!

Dawn & Ian James

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