Learn Mantra Meditation As A Path To Finding Your Own Happiness

Join Us On Sunday the 13th of September at 12 pm mountain time for a zoom session to learn about

-the history of Mantra Mediation in different religions

-how you can use mantra mediation

-how mantra mediation can help you find your own true path to happiness

Drawing The Whale As A Practice In Cultivating Discernment

Jilian’s whale (A student)

Join us on Wednesday August 26th at 6 pm mountain time to draw to see what the whale can teach us about discernment.

Please use RSVP form below to sign up below for email with zoom link

Healing Arts Project Donation

Suggested donation of $5 -10 dollars per person. However everyone is welcome with or without a donation

$5.00

Drawing The Dove As A Spiritual Practice In Cultivating Hope During Difficult Times

Join us Next Wednesday July 22 at 6 pm mountain time on zoom to learn how to draw a dove while also learning about the various messages the dove has inspired within various cultures and religions to teach us about creating hope during difficult times. Register for this class here or down below

Creating art is not just for artists, it is for everybody who wants to express themselves, reduce stress, and connect to their own spirituality. Learn how art can become a spiritual practice that gives you the tools for a more empowered future. You can do these classes with simply a pencil and paper or whatever paints/pens you have. No artistic experience or talent needed. 

Everyone is welcome, but donations appreciated.

Art Journal Wednesday: Merging art, myth, spirituality, and mindfulness practices

Creating art is not just for artists, it is for anybody who wants to express themselves, reduce stress, and connect to their own spirituality. Learn how art can become a spiritual practice that gives you the tools for a more empowered future. You can do these classes with simply a pencil and paper or whatever paints/pens you have. No artistic experience or talent needed. Just like life, when you are faced with a challenge, the more you break it down into small manageable parts, the easier it becomes to accomplish something amazing. This class is about using art to access your spirituality, process life, reduce stress, and learn empowerment skills and practices. 

Please use registration form below to sign up for our next Art Journal Wednesday from 5:45-7:00 pm mountain time on June 24th, and we will send you a zoom link to our next class or contact us for more information. Everyone is welcome, but donations appreciated.

This next session, we will learn about how drawing the giraffe becomes a Practice in Gaining Perspective. This giraffe was drawn by one of our program participants to help her see life from a different viewpoint.

Art Journal Wednesday: merging art, myth, and mindfulness practices

Join us May 27th at 5:45 Mountain standard time for our next session where we will be drawing the elephant as a mindfulness practice. Learn about what the elephant can teach us about managing grief and loss. Please email bridgestofaith@gmail.com to register for this class and receive zoom log in info.

Sacredness Through Art and Symbols Wednesday The 29th

Explore how the hummingbird helps our reliance in challenging times, draw your own sacred hummingbird, and share with others Wednesday the 29th at 5:45 pm mountain time.

Art helps our emotional and spiritual body to speak when words are inadequate. Symbols bind us to a universal language of humanity’s struggle. Together these form Bridges to Empowerments Healing Notes Project: using art, learning, and sharing to form a circle of care and kindness.

No artistic ability required. Please have a pencil and paper and paints or drawing pens if available handy.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sunday Spiritual Support Call at 11 am (MST)

Join us for spiritual support during this time of immense change. Life will give us times that are as hard as stone, but it also gives us moments between the rough that are filled with beauty and softness. Join us in an open discussion on the blossoms and stones in each of our lives and what we do with them. Please see blog for more information on this theme. We will be discussing and sharing our blessings and struggles during this time.

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Time: Apr 5, 2020 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Join Us On Zoom for Art Journal Wednesday April 8th

Art helps our emotional and spiritual body speak when words feel inadequate. Symbols bind us to a universal language of humanity’s struggle. Together these form Bridges to Empowerments’ Healing Notes Project: using art, learning, and sharing to form a circle of care and kindness

Join us every other Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 pm through zoom so that we can create art together and share our stories and experiences. All you need is an art journal, a pencil, and colored pencils or paints of your choice. No artistic talent needed or desired, and no need to make every session, each session is its own thing. First session starts April 8th! Please see below for details on how to join

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When: Apr 8, 2020 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Blossoms and Stones

My sister told me a story about an outdoor project she did with her kids to take a brief escape from Covid-19 indoor blues. After hearing it, we talked about how this story could be a metaphor for working one’s way through crisis. I asked to share her story as an illustration of some of the concepts I teach for moving through crisis. Life will give us times that are as hard as stone, but it also gives us moments between the rough that are filled with beauty and softness. It is ultimately up to us what we do with the blossoms and stones within our lives. My sister is a person who moves through the rough in life with love. The type of person who helps everyone around her to feel more love despite what is going on around them. I see how she is now teaching her children to do the same as they use the stones and blossoms in life to create a life full of love.

Here is her story: After too much time stuck inside with my four kids with nothing but chores, CNN, and Facebook to look forward to, I felt my body become overcome with feelings of anxiety. Anxiety that one of us would become infected. Anxiety that if I failed to disinfect something properly, I would be putting a loved one at risk: all these thoughts terrified me and I started to cry. As the tears flowed, I realized no amount of chores would change that my son will miss his graduation or that my toddlers won’t get all the preschool memories I wanted them to have because my state, like many others, is on lockdown from Covid-19. As the warmth of the sun started to envelope my body, I watched my two and four year old laughing as they collected blossoms that had fallen off the cherry tree in our backyard.  I thought why am I sitting here in fear instead of taking this time to play with my kids? I wiped my tears away and joined them outside. As my daughter brought me blossoms, I said to her “how about we make some art with all these pretty blossoms.” As we placed stones and blossoms into different designs, I thought, these pieces of nature are like the moments of our lives, we can use them to create more love or more sadness. It was then that I decided to use the time that COVID-19 was giving us to be together to be a time of creating moments of love. I still have some moments when I cry at night with fear, but then I remember all the experiences I have gotten to share with my children during this time that I, otherwise, would not have had. In this moment, I feel connected to all my ancestors that struggled to overcome times of adversity. They had to make the same choice to spend their moments focused on the rough or hardness within life or the simple beauty that we each can find within our own backyards.

Tips for Getting Take-Out Food In The Time Of COVID-19

Today’s tip is laced with good news. Do you like eating out? Do you miss your favorite restaurants? In the time of COVID-19, you can still often dine on your favorite foods at home. Although restaurants are closed to the public, many are still cooking for take-out and sometimes will even deliver. Ordering food from them is a great way to help your local restaurants stay in business during this time. If you are nervous to eat food prepared by someone else in the time of COVID-19, you are not alone, I am one of them. However, experts have stated that they believe there is very little risk of becoming infected through food because your gastric juice would kill the virus even if it was in your food. But, a lot still remains unknown and the risk is not zero. Plus, we if you are reading this, chances are you are in a group of people that are at risk if you get this disease and maybe low risk is not good enough for you. I’ll be honest I’m uncomfortable with anyone I don’t trust preparing my food in this time. It is up to you what level of risk you want to take, but here is what I do to decrease risk even more while not sacrificing my favorite foods to dine in on. Any prepared food I take into my house, I empty out of its to go carton into a pot or microwave/ oven safe dish. I then throw away the container, wipe up any counter areas the outside container touched with a disinfectant, and then wash my hands for while completing the happy birthday song twice. I then reheat the food in the microwave, oven, or stove. In the microwave at least a minute. On the stove until it boils or the oven on low heat unit warmed but not burnt.

COVID-19 Tips

COVID-19 tip for the Immune suppressed and high risk, or just those that don’t want to get sick.

Did you know hydrogen peroxide kills COVID 19? Here are some tips

  1. Wash your fruits and vegetables in 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide to a gallon of water and let soak for 20 minutes. Then rinse.

2. You can also make a disinfectant cleaner that is not too harsh if sensitive. Put hydrogen peroxide full strength in a spray bottle to disinfect. You can add essential oils for scent