Celebration of Love
 
 
Into the Deeply Open Heart
... a continuing journey
 
 

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Welcome!

What an exciting four days we have planned! Come share the joy and excitement that all the presenters, musicians & participants create when we share the love in our hearts. Whether you have abundant love to share or could use some basking in the love, this is the event many look forward to. Our focus for these events is always the amazing gift of LOVE in our lives... physical, mental, emotional and spiritual LOVE and how we can be more conscious of the qualities of love.

This year's focus is Into the Deeply Open Heart ...a continuing journey. The scope of subjects we will explore will be: conscious evolution of love; the re-vectoring of the human energy system; traveling beyond the portal of death and bringing back the 'heart'; how to bring into manifestation our heart's desires; the frequency of the human heart and how we can align with it; deeper into compassionate living; geometry that binds us all; and much much more. One evening you will experience a crystal vibration energetic opening of the 'high heart' and another evening a sound healing concert par excellence that will help us move into a coherent energy field awakening the deepest memories of who we really are.

Over the past several years we have explored The Many Facets of Love; Intelligence in All Life; Self Mastery as a Path for Planetary Healing; Conscious Evolution as a personal and global choice; and Creating and Living in a Coherent Field the Depth & Breadth of Love among other topics. Each year we have been introduced to and have experienced new living geometric technology systems - sacred/cosmic geometry. We have learned how these system's divine schematics can unfold within us affecting all that is both within and outside us, expanding and deepening our heart's capacity to experience, extend, radiate and BE LOVE.

Please review the events for this 2015 Celebration and come share in the fun. Find events that call to you, go to the Presenter's page on the website noted below and click on the photo of the presenter. There you will find more information about that person and sometimes links to more of that person's dedicated path. Give us a call to let us know that you are coming...

Can Love evolve in scope, depth & in harmonics? We say 'yes!' ... Become aware that you are Living Light & increase both the frequency & the rate of vibration of those frequencies. One way is to align & embody the high frequencies of the Geometries of Love ...sacred technologies for the new millennium. Geometry is the language of creation. Geometry evolves as does all life. Come find out what these new geometric systems have to offer you & those that come after you.

The heart - an intelligent center that is the connection to our true essence

Antonia Albano

THE ACTIVITIES:

THURSDAY- SUNDAY February 12th - 15th

EVENTS ARE INDEPENDENT OF EACH OTHER. CHECK TIMES. BE EARLY


Driving directions (From the South) or (From the North)



BRING NOTEBOOK, WARM CLOTHES, GOOD WALKING BOOTS, HEALTHY FOOD FOR POTLUCK LUNCHES/DINNERS, A FLASHLIGHT & UMBRELLA FOR WALKING FROM PARKING AREA TO LODGE; COMFY INDOOR SLIPPERS/HEAVY SOCKS

THURSDAY
10am-12 noon Antonia Albano IMMERSION INTO LOVE ...a new octave of human
A Sacred Geometry workshop on the new 'living geometric technology systems' as a vibrational tool for aligning with a higher harmonic of love; What they are?; Why are they called 'technologies'?; How they can be used?; Meet these Living Geometries. Through animated graphics the story of the Geometries of Love come to life. Learn how including these schematics in your physical being & energetic field can assist your conscious participation into a more highly evolved being dancing to the harmonic balance of opposites.


1:00 - 5pm Antonia Albano EVOLUTIONARY CHAKRA SYSTEM UPGRADE ... a jump start into the 21st century
Step by step you will be guided through *gathering, *aligning, *repairing, *integrating, *unifying & *expanding each of our body's major energy centers. It is time to consciously upgrade & evolve our human energy centers which we call the chakra, or wheel system. We will integrate the system below & above the heart chakra through the heart chakra. What follows is the integral shifting necessary to create a new template for the new energy system. We will discuss why the time is right to do this work. By consciously focusing on these processes we educate & expand our current system enabling it to vibrate at a higher frequency, communicate with higher frequencies & increase the capacity to maintain the higher intensity of that frequency for a longer period of time. This afternoon's workshop, while joyful, will have extended periods of intense focus. This is a major upgrade guided by the inner planes masters for human evolution.


FRIDAY
8-9 am Marge Thompson LAUGHING YOGA
Start your morning with Marge where she will lead you on your journey into Laughterdom and wellness. Open Your Heart in preparation for the amazing day ahead! Laughing Yoga is a joyful and healthy exercise regime using simulated laughter techniques and breathing exercises from the Yoga tradition. By laughing, you increase your joy and that opens your heart because it makes you feel so good. You don’t need jokes, a sense of humor or comedy. It’s very easy. It’s motto is “laugh for no reason.” We have created Laughter Wellness, a complete well being workout that integrates Laughter Yoga exercises and the power of breath, movement, sound, cooperative games and more into a well codified and substantiated, low-cost methodology that’s grounded in science and cognitive psychology. The motto of Laughter Wellness is “choose to laugh.” When you laugh, all your body systems are affected in a positive manner. Since laughing also decreases stress hormones for up to 24 hours, “laugherobics” is a great way to help improve your overall well being. Laughing provides low impact exercise and burns calories without special equipment, environment or clothing. Laughing boosts blood and lymph circulation and distributes oxygen around your body. A good belly laugh exercises the diaphragm, tones the abdomen, diaphragm, intercostal, respiratory accessory, musculo-skeletal system, midsection, muscles in the back, abdominal organs and intestinal tract. It even provides a good workout for the heart and lungs. Some people even use their arm and leg muscles when laughing heartily.Come and let Marge lead you on your journey into Laughterdom, wellness and Open Your Heart in preparation for the amazing day ahead!


10a -12 noon Ana Medina THE FREQUENCY OF LOVE
What is the frequency of LOVE? How do we open up to it, breath it in and resonate with it in our daily experience? Come and explore resonance and frequency in this experiential workshop. Learn about the frequency of 528hz, and the difference it’s making in the world as more artists and musicians are tuning in! We will learn, play and bathe in the primordial sounds of creation and LOVE with tuning forks, Himalayan bowls, crystal bowls, harps and many other instruments of the world. Our hearts will be expanded, connected and we will walk away creating the holographic experience of LOVE throughout our life! Tuning forks, bowls and chimes will be available to take home. Be sure to attend Ana's "Sound Bath" concert this evening at 7pm for an experience you will not forget. See information below​ for more details.


1:30 -4:30pm Joan Marie Barringer OPENING TO THE GIFTS OF THE HEART    (Click for Printable Flyer)
Transform your reality through conscious co-creation. We will explore practical techniques for experiencing inner joy by examining essential keys to open the heart to manifest your deepest desires and dreams. Loving hands-on experiences and inspiring stories will assist in opening intuition, discovering personal messages and synchronicities. Raising our vibration by using energy modalities will propel changes in overall health, relationships, finding divine purpose and abundance. Join us for a 3 hour high energy experience! Her book, Magic for Manifesting, will be available for purchase. www.magicformanifesting.com


7 -8pm & 8-9:30 pm Ana Medina SOUNDS ORGASMICA ...a sound vibration experience (7-8pm)
Experience the high vibrations move through you as you allows the magic of Tibetan & Alchemy bowls along with other various vibrational tools to bring your energetic field into a coherent field. Ana has worked with healers around the world & is a professional frequency healing facilitator & healer. Singing bowls & other sound vessels will be available to purchase. 8-9:30pm For those looking for the peak experience being offered, please bring a journal & share some quiet time basking in the energy created.


Saturday
8 - 9am Elly AppelYOGA FOR OPENING THE HEART CHAKRA with Yoga, Meditation and Awareness
Join Elly for a unique heart connection approach synergistically integrating the power of movement and coordination that taps into the joy available in each of us. A beautiful way to love yourself into the day's offerings.


10a -12 noon Barney Brown TRANSFORMING THE HEART OF THE MATTER
This is a talk, meditation and process workshop focused on inner work to free us from our everyday trance states, conditioned behaviors, suffering and confusions. Participants can expect to experience healing of body, emotions, behaviors, mistaken beliefs and strategies. Supported by our own capable and loving self we may experience deep awakening, new freedom from suffering and expand our joy for all creation. This is open to all who wish to move joyously along in their personal journey.

Four basic yet advanced technologies for transformation will be shared through a brief informative talk with interactive processes and focused internal meditation practices. Working in a safe environment and with compassionate hearts participants will experience: reconnection with their 'higher self'; healing the body; relieving emotional pain; aligning with 'help'; and awakening to who we really are.

1:30 - 3:00pm P.M.H. Atwater LOVE'S JOURNEY - part l BEYOND THE PORTAL OF DEATH    (click for Printable Flyer)
Powerpoint presentation of 40 drawings from people in six countries who died and then came back. Children and adults depict to the best of their ability what they actually saw and experienced on The Other Side of death. These drawings flow, one after the other, while P. M. H. Atwater shares from her newest book: Dying to Know You: Proof of God in the Near-Death Experience. This book is the only one yet published that contains the voices of those who passed through death’s portal, telling their experience – the collective speaking as a collective – the sum of many. Nearly 4,000 child and adult experiencers are represented. Visit PMH's website: PMHAtwater.com


3:30 - 5pm P.M.H. Atwater LOVE'S JOURNEY - part ll BRINGING THE HEART BACK
Those who experience life beyond death come back filled with the unconditional love they found there. In expressing this love they run into one challenge after another. Nearly 80% are divorced within ten years of what happened to them, many within five years. Their attempts to show that love, spread that love, are misunderstood at best. The puzzle of unconditional love, what it is and how it works, is explored. Once we understand the differences between what we think love is and what love really is, we begin to broach the deeper depths of existence, the heart, who we are. Stunning new discoveries about the heart organ and DNA change what we thought we knew. Discussion encouraged. Visit PMH's website: PMHAtwater.com


7:745 pm; 8-9:00 pm; 9:30;10:30 pm Monte and Liz Hanson CRYSTAL HEART OF GAIA ACTIVATION & MEDITATION
The Sacred Heart Activation is centered around a very rare, one-of-a-kind, sacred wisdom-keeper stone. This powerful quartz crystal is from the innermost voids of our Earth mother Gaia's womb. The large hematite crystal cluster is red and pink in color and has naturally grown in the shape of the human heart. This is the first time it has been activated for this purpose. It has come forth for our human high-heart activation & the turning on of our 'HeartMind' by jump-starting the switch from the head/brain to using the heart/brain. This activation will include sound frequency vibration attunement with Tibetian metal & quartz crystal bowls, other vibrational harmonics, color & light therapy stimulation as well as a massive quartz crystal vibration attunement. Click Here to learn more about this event. Monte will begin evening (7-7:45pm) with explanation & preparation for the evening's experience.

The event will be followed (9:30-10:30pm), for those interested, in a slide show An Intriguing Show of Mystery & Beauty. Join the 'late nighters' for a slide show of breathtaking beauty. Monte will share his amazing discoveries of holographic faces & the Rainbow People he has photographed inside the crystals he has worked with. Recently unearthed from within the Tibetan Mountains, a master Dow crystal revealed a beautiful rainbow face. The astonishing revelation is that she did not come alone. An entire community of faces from the eons can be seen in full holographic images that defy modern technology. Come face to face with our crystalline ancestors.



SUNDAY
8-9 am Barney Brown SILENT MEDITATION
The benefits of meditating are amplified as we sit with others in silence, present, in the 'now' moment, moving more deeply into our open hearts. A perfect beginning for this new day unfolding.


10a -12 noon Antonia Albano DEEPER INTO THE HEART OF GRACE
We will discuss the use of the labyrinth as a scared path for inner unfoldings & alignments. We will then walk a floor labyrinth (The Grace Walk ... a phi-infinity creation) that prepares us for the fire ceremony in the meditation garden (Jardin d'Or or Garden of Gold). There we will offer to the flames those aspects of Love that we wish to expand upon (fanning the flames) during this next period of time by releasing our prayers out to the ethers.


12-2pm Antonia Albano MT GRACE, the STATE OF GRACE & the GRACE WALK LABYRINTH
A beautiful walk to the State of Grace hilltop where the Geometries of Love sculptures radiate their incredible frequencies of love. We will place the ceremonial flags around the outside circles. After walking the Grace Walk ...a phi -infinity creation, we will do a world love meditation prayer & blessing connecting with others around the globe & have our closing ceremony. **The hilltop event is 'weather permitting'. In case of inclement weather we will do this in the Meditation Garden. There will be possibility of riding to hilltop if there are medical/physical challenges that would keep you from enjoying this amazing experience

POTLUCK LUNCHES 12:15 - 1:15 & DINNERS 5:30 - 6:30
Healthy food, please :)


ABUNDANCE OFFERING: Love Donation Lovingly accepted

(a fair monetary exchange honoring the costs & efforts of the presenters)
Do not allow money to keep you away. Everyone is welcomed



*BRING NOTEBOOK, WARM CLOTHES, GOOD WALKING BOOTS, HEALTHY FOOD FOR POTLUCK LUNCHES/DINNERS,
A FLASHLIGHT & UMBRELLA FOR WALKING FROM PARKING AREA TO LODGE; COMFY INDOOR SLIPPERS OR HEAVY SOCKS


FREE TIME:  Those staying on the farm may wish to come earlier for a personal retreat or stay later to have some unstructured time, opportunities for the sharing of healing work, meditation, walks by the river, walking on the 250 acre farm, journaling, walking up to the State of Grace Pulsation Center hilltop, experiencing the MesoAmerican Pyramidal Love Seat, etc

LODGING:  Farm lodging is limited to 35 depending on sleeping arrangements. Authentic Rustic Log Cabins, dating from 1775 - early 1900's range from $140-$188 single/double occupancy, 10% discount- TWO NIGHT MINIMUM; Private Guest Rooms in Lodge, one with queen bed @ $95/night, & one with a king bed @ $105, Two Studios, adjacent to Lodge, each with queen bed @ $115 & $105/night & 7 deluxe single dorm beds are offered @ $40/night. TWO NIGHT MINIMUM.; Taxes are additional. Linens, towels, toiletries, plates/flatware, condiments etc are supplied in cabins & The Creamery. Linens, towels, robes, toiletries are furnished for accommodations in the Lodge. 3 cabins have TV/DVD/DVDs & fireplaces. No WI-FI or land lines at cabins; wi-fi at Lodge. Plenty of HOTEL accommodations are available nearby in town if needed. Suggestion for farm stays: pack lightly and warmly. Reservations can be made directly online for the cabins & by phone for The Lodge or adjacent studios. Reservations are on a first come-first served basis.

FOOD:  Grocery stores are nearby for breakfast, lunch & dinner, as are restaurants in local towns nearby. There is a commercial kitchen in the dairy barn/Lodge with a large refrigerator, no freezer & a large commercial gas stove. All use of kitchen will be on a shared cleaning basis. We live in a sparsely populated county yet are blessed with 2 small organic groceries; Healthy Foods Co-op & Cool Springs Organic Market, both within 4 miles. Pot Luck lunches/dinners (healthy food, please) will be at Heartstone Lodge Friday & Saturday.

COSTS FOR WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS & CONCERTS:   Costs are $Love Donations or 'BluePot' (a fair monetary exchange honoring the costs & efforts of the presenters.

TRANSPORTATION:  (From the South) or (From the North)  Closest airport is Roanoke (ROA) http://www.roanokeairport.com, 50 miles from Heartstone Lodge & Retreat Center (1366 Stuartsburg Rd/SR 703, Buena Vista, VA). Rental cars are available at the airport or private taxi ($95+ tip) by prior reservation with Barney or Antonia. Check with Antonia regarding the arrival times of other participants for sharing of rides. Transportation will be made available to get groceries to the town of Lexington. Driving directions to the Lodge will be put on the website. You may also call either Antonia or Barney to get them emailed to you directly.

CLOTHING:  Temperatures can range from low 20s – 60s. Dressing in layers is suggested. Please bring a pair of heavy socks or slippers as it is requested that shoes/boots be removed inside retreat space. You will wish to wear or bring a good pair of warm walking boots if you plan to walk on the farm. Remember to pack lightly (i.e. one small or medium suitcase as luggage space is limited). Bring a flash light for walking in the winter evening. It is dark here in the country with few, if any, lights & the parking areas are a short walk from the cabins or to the Lodge.

PLEASE CONTACT: Antonia @ 540.461.1401 or email: antoniaalbano2020@gmail.com by February 6th. Check the farm website: www.southriverhighlands.com for information & photographs of the farm (open all buttons). On the 'HOME' page you will find a button called 'Celebration of Love' for information & reference on the event & the Divine Symbols™. Driving directions (From the South) or (From the North) . The Heartstone Lodge & Retreat Center is our newest offering opened mid May 2010.

The farm is located above the confluence of the South & Maury Rivers four miles from the charming historic town of Lexington, Virginia the resting place of Stonewall Jackson & Robert E Lee & the campuses of Washington & Lee University & Virginia Military Institute (www.lexingtonvirginia.com). Buena Vista is the home of Southern Virginia University just two miles from the farm. The Chessie Trail begins across the entry road to the farm & winds along the Maury River for 7 miles. An Appalachian Trail head (AT) is 8 miles away for those interested in more activity before or after the events.

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SOUTH RIVER HIGHLANDS COUNTRY RETREAT

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HEARTSTONE LODGE & RETREAT CENTER

1366 Stuartsburg Road/SR 703, Buena Vista, Virginia 24416

email: antoniaalbano2020@gmail.com

Phone: 540.461.1401