Lighten Up! 2015 Retreat Brochure


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If you’re ready to be truly inspired, you won’t want to miss this life-changing event. This impressive group of speakers, authors and wellness experts will enhance your life in many powerful ways.

The motivational speakers will empower you to believe in yourself and give you the courage to follow your dreams. The inspirational authors will share their own personal stories of triumph over suffering. They will show you how to transform suffering into an opportunity for awakening. You will learn how to move out of fear and resentment and into love and compassion. The wellness professionals will show you how to embrace a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. This integrative approach to wellness will have a powerful impact on your physical, mental and spiritual well-being. When your body, mind and spirit are aligned in perfect harmony, you can do, be and have anything you desire. It is possible to live the life of your dreams with an abundance of health, wealth and happiness.

Come and let us show you how!

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Book I of The Up! Trilogy will be released February 2015!


This 10-Day life lesson workshop, “Awakening Through Reflection,” gives the reader a powerful process through which they can uncover the important lessons that they have come here to learn in this lifetime. Using a karmic cause and effect analysis, journal-ing and mediation,  the student is able to create a lesson plan which they can apply to their life today.


Once we reconcile our past and consciously balance our karma, we can engage in the present moment more fully and embrace each and every synchronicity in all of its beauty and form. By replacing less virtuous thoughts of blame and resentment with those of forgiveness and understanding, we will open ourselves to receiving an abundance of wealth and good health. By opening our minds to the endless possibilities just waiting to be explored, we allow them to enter our lives. We begin to live in harmony instead of resistance thereby allowing the stream of abundance to flow. We begin to recognize the signs of a dam being built whenever judgment and division arises. Thus, we can effectively tear it down before it impedes our progress by replacing these thoughts with compassion and unity.

Beyond The Chaos

We tend to live in this narrow field of awareness -in our “own little world” – if you will. But we can choose to step out of that world and look beyond it. All you have to do is shake off all of the whirling thoughts that have to do with your world – all the thoughts about you – and look beyond yourself out into the horizon around you. When you do this you will notice how far you can actually see. The farther you look into the horizon beyond, especially when you look at the stars, you are looking into the past. You can see things close-up that exist more in your immediate present moment and far away at things that are literally in the past both at the same time. You can also hear sounds occurring right next to you and sounds emanating from far away at the same time. In both of these instances, you are experiencing vibrational waves that are traveling through space.

You are also vibrating and traveling in space so you are interacting and participating in this rhythmic performance of wave activity. This rhythmic wave activity can be harmonious within your reality or it can be chaotic – it’s your choice since your determining and directing your reality. Waves behave more coherently as they resemble each other in a harmonious environment. Coherent waves have more power and more strength when they are directed intentionally.

This is the mechanism behind laser beams and also behind remote healing. Consciously directed coherent wave patterns are created by an intelligent director who has increased awareness of his innate ability. These are choices that you can also make and when you do, you will be exponentially increasing your human potential. What do you choose? Do you choose to let your reality control you in a chaotic and dysfunctional way with incoherent waves that have much less power when left unconsciously directed? Or do you choose to consciously participate in your reality intentionally directing harmonious wave activity in a coherent fashion? You have many choices here and it’s up to you how you wish to experience your reality. But just knowing that you can dramatically increase your potential in these three important ways: first, by knowing as much as you possibly can about yourself and the world around you. Secondly, by expanding your consciousness through contemplation and meditation and thereby increasing your bandwidth. (Both of these activities will give you much greater access to all of the information in both the collective and universal fields of consciousness). And then thirdly, just by increasing your level of awareness of everything in your reality – truly experiencing the essence of it by intensely observing the sights, the sounds, the smells, the tastes and textures to the greatest of your ability which, by the way, has endless potential.

– From the essay “Beyond The Chaos”

Balancing Ego and Spirit


“It’s very helpful to say “spirit, spirit, spirit” whenever you feel ego is overstepping its boundaries. Anything other than pure unconditional love is ego, of course, so we have to be very cautious in our thoughts, words and actions not to let it rear its ugly head and cloud our judgment. So this becomes a daily practice: Just say to yourself, “Is this ego or spirit talking?” If its ego, we think, “How can I redirect my thoughts towards spirit?” If its spirit, we simply smile and express gratitude for the guidance we are given. ”

– An Excerpt from the book Wake Up!

Sacred Symbols – Rise Up!

[…At this point, I felt deeply connected with the nature around me and in my heightened state of awareness, I began to see everything in high definition and hear every sound in high resolution. I was able to see further than I’d ever seen before and could hear sounds from way off in the distance. Close-up, every color seemed so vivid and every sound was amplified. The grass looked florescent green and the water sparkled like diamonds. The snap of a twig under my feet sounded like cracking thunder and the birds chirping in the trees like an orchestra. I recognized this experience, I call “merging”, because I have had it before. Absorbed in nature, I suddenly become acutely aware that my life-force is merging with that which surrounds me. I am open to the living spirit and truly feel at one with all beings. This sense of oneness fills me with joy and I find comfort in the unity of life. I become overwhelmed with an unconditional love for all living beings as my heart opens up and my mind expands. Exploring the meaning of the symbols out in nature, I begin to ponder my new discovery – the radiant spiral…]

– Excerpt from book three of The Up! Trilogy, Rise Up!

If we are eternal souls, what are we supposed to be doing to know what to do next? How can we “get it” right?

Radio Interview May 21, 2014

Episode Description:

We continue with the concept of evolutionary wellness and dig deeper in the next hour as to what lead Suzanne Ross, trainer, coach, author and mentor to do what she does. She is changing the world one person at a time. Her curiosity has lead to some brilliant discoveries and creative ideas about how others can learn about their deepest selves and manifest their best selves. She will discuss her second and 3rd books and how they contribute to the navigation of how to get where we want to go.

How can we GROW into being healthy, well and reaching our potential?

Radio interview May 14,2014

Episode Description:

Wellness is a term often used, but can mean so many things. Our guest today, Suzanne Ross, is a fitness instructor, nutritional coach, and has written 3 books as a trilogy to lead us to evolutionary wellness. The belief here is that only with truth, awareness, and focus can any of us truly reach bliss. Reaching potential is never ending and that is why evolution is a part of the teachings, writings and workshops that Suzanne has developed and offers. Constant growth in a way you will be able to understand will help you identify the formula. Please stay tuned as Suzanne shares her personal divine intervention, that lead her to be the writer and mentor she has become.