Relationship lessons from our fourth sold out Big Glow Retreat

Relationship lessons from our fourth sold out Big Glow Retreat

JOHN STRINGER

Life Teacher, Healer, Singer, Lover.

We had yet another wonderful Big Glow retreat at NaMestoy Farms in North Georgia in December 2016, and this one was a powerful exploration of love, light and oneness.

“Each retreat is unique and a result of our collective intentions.”

JOHN STRINGER

Each retreat is unique and a result of our collective intentions.  We sang, danced, played, shared, cuddled, dined, breathed and toned together for what proved to be a truly enriching time.  Check out some of the photos and talking points from the retreat below.

“We’re one and the same.”

“ONE AND THE SAME” BY JOHN STRINGER

MANIFESTING RELATIONSHIPS

Of the many retreat highlights, one I’d like to share about is the talk Kathy and I lead on manfiesting relationships.

Before the retreat, we both asked spirit what was best and highest to share and what we both individually received made for a very non-typical relationship talk.

For your benefit, and by request of some of the attendees, I’m sharing what we read to begin the talk here:

What Kathy Received:

You must define what living a life without attachments looks like. You can use your own life examples and rely on John for a more in depth view.

You must define what real love is . Love of the spirit , love of connectedness to all and explain that real love will never fade. Love of all will never change so there is no need to hold on so tightly.

The temporal love that comes & goes as anger, resentment and insecurity arise will fade so by letting go of the attachment to this kind of love you step into true freedom. You live in the moment in pure gratitude of the now with no expectation of the future. The now is real. The now is a gift. Be here now!!

What I Received:

There are several things to teach about relationships.  First, relationships begin with how you relate to your true self, your true nature as essence.  This is the foundation upon which all else extends from.

If you believe you are a body, you relate to your self delusionally and all other relationships will mirror this illusion.  Attachment to this false identity begets fear due to its temporal nature.  The body is temporary and merely an illusion, subject to change and eventual disuse in most cases. Thus, attachment is caused by misidentification and breeds fear and perceived threats.  The truth, of course, is you are the essence of life, consciousness, not the body.

This correct perception allows you to feel peace in the midst of any appearance of threat or harm instead of projecting your fear upon what you perceive as the other.  All life is an extension of you at your essence, not the illusion of you that you identify with.  That identity is just one of many characters you are playing.  Yes.

This leads to the next lesson.  By rightly identifying your Self as the essence, consciousness, you not only move beyond fear but see all as an extension of you and accept it with love.  You recognize there is no harm, there is no reason for guilt, there is no lack or limitation and there is no real threat or darkness to be feared.  No loss. No reason for disappointment.  No harm.  No real change for only what is unreal changes.

You are changeless, harmless and pure, so when you relate to yourself this way, you see the apparent other as yourself.  You see the apparent other as sinless, changeless, holy and loving / loveable as yourself.  Endowed with everything, as everything.

This is the foundation of a loving relationship with your Self.

All other relationships are a result of illusion and the belief in them and attachment to them is the cause of all sorts of suffering.

NATURES MESSENGERS

All of the Big Glow retreats we’ve hosted with Brian Peirgrossi have sold out and been powerful times of recognition and realization.  We’re planing more for 2017!

Kathy and I are also planning an upcoming songwriting retreat where we’ll assist those interested in writing high vibrational songs, along with an “Exploring Genius” retreat where we’ll teach metods to listen to spirit and get the information you need on your journey.

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In the meantime, I leave you with our Big Glow message to you:

Brian Peirgrossi

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My “Big Glow Retreat: Limitless Love & Light” Miracles – Kathy’s Blossoming, Intuitive Readings, Natures Messengers

My “Big Glow Retreat: Limitless Love & Light” Miracles – Kathy’s Blossoming, Intuitive Readings, Natures Messengers

JOHN STRINGER
Life Teacher, Healer, Singer, Lover.
This past Sep 10 – 12, 2016, we had a beautiful gathering of souls ready to give and receive at NaMestoy Farms for the Big Glow Retreat: Limitless Love & Light!   We had a blessed time for so many reasons and I can’t help but give thanks for the miracles that abounded.
“One of my intentions was that we experience miracles.”
JOHN STRINGER
It amazes me how simply coming together to be present, share, eat, practice yoga and alignment, listen to each other and music, let go of energetic blocks that no longer serve us works so well! My sincere thanks to Brian Piegrossi, author of the aclaimed book, The Big Glow, and creator of The Big Glow retreats.  Each retreat I’ve attended has been a catylist in my being more authentically who I truly am. Thank you, Brian! Just like our other Big Glow retreats, we all  shared our intentions during our opening circle, and one of my intentions was that we experience miracles. I’m grateful to have experienced several, and would like to share a few with you:
“What you’ve done is given me a chance to be amazed.”
“HOLD ME NOW” BY JOHN STRINGER

KATHY’S BLOSSOMING

My wife, Kathy, and I gave a talk on relationships, sharing the lessons we’d learned and been guided by spirit to share, and I was so impressed by her.   She used to have a fear of public speaking (though she’s done a LOT of it), and she seemed to speak so effortlessly and beautifully that I was simply in awe of her grace!  She also sang with me during a concert later on … this was the second time she ever sang with me that way in public EVER!  It was beautiful!  Here’s a snipet:


INTUITIVE READINGS

I received an amazing intuitive reading from my dear friend, Shannon Gill, and it both helped guide me to identify a wound I was holding on to regarding my relationship with my father.  I was able to immediately release it through aligning with Source/ God / the great Holy Spirit in that moment to receive healing / correction for my perspective.  I was guided to apply the very attunement teaching I share in the first week of The Abundance Vibration course and it cleared the issue up on the spot!

I also received a Reiki session from Reiki Master, Amy Catherine, that brought two miracles. First, she showed my her precious stones and I was drawn to a black stone that she explained was connected to the throat chakra and the corresponding oil for the stone was Frankincense.  I told her that made sense because my favorite body oil and incense is Frankincense & Myrrh.  She then showed me a zip lock bag of oils from Jerusalem, and told me that every time people pick one out, they pick the exact one for them. She said “try it.”  Before she even suggested that, I was already drawn like a magnet to one of the viles that I couldn’t see the label of, yet it seemed to call to me.

I reached in the bag, pulled the vial out and read what I saw on the label, “Abba oil,” aloud. I told Amy I’d never heard of that oil before. She took the vile and explained Abba was just the brand and began to smile as she told me it was Frankincense & Myrrh.

The next day,  I had the Reiki session with Amy and once again, she asked me to reach into the bag to pick an oil. This time, I closed my eyes first and as I put my hand on one vile at a time, I checked in to ask “is this one?”  I proceeded until I got a”yes,” pulled it out and handed it to Amy. She read it and we both laughed when she saidit was Frankincense & Myrrh again.

She also intuitively received the number 45 and showed me the corresponding message in a book.  The message made me cry when I read this part:

The Universe will be creating your reality according to your thoughts, whether you are paying attention or not, so having conscious awareness of the future reality you choose to create is very potent. Imagine a world of love in your thoughts, focus your attention on this as truth, and you shall have it. Know that with God all things are possible. This means it is possible for the world to live in peace and harmony, for all people to have enough food to be healthy, and that all can live in joy-filled abundance. Despite appearances to the contrary, this is Divine will for all human beings.

Your deepest beliefs will affect this process. It is good to be aware of the subconscious thoughts that run contrary to your future visions. Your thoughts are the vehicle to create a world of love and peace for yourself and all others.  Know that the greatest truths of the universe are that God exists in all circumstances and Divine Love is within all things (omnipresent).  Hold your mind on the power of God’s Love, ask for a miracle if you need it, and allow this Universe of Love to show you a reality where harmony and beauty are all that exist.

Remember: your job is to have no attachment to the appearance of disharmony but to hold to the Love within all things.

Holy Wow!  So many things were in that message: asking for a miracle if you need it (which I did when I stated my intention), non-attachment, seeing beyond appearances and more, which showed up more profoundly for me in the miracles below.

NATURES MESSENGERS

During her reading, Shannon also explained, among other things, that trust in divine order and overcoming my lower self was my current challenge, and that a transformation in consciousness was soon on the way.  I saw black butterflies the next day during a walking meditation – one of which flew directly toward me and turned back around right after I thought “I should look up their meaning.”

Later that same day , Kathy, Brian Peirgrossi (Big Glow founder) and I had a post-retreat meeting in the same room my daily small circles were held in.  As we entered, I saw the wasp that had been hanging out in each of my small circle meetings.  Since it was still in the room, I commented aloud “I think I should look up the meaning behind wasps.” Just like the black butterflies, I figured I’d just do that later.  Not long after we sat down and started our meeting, the wasp flew toward me and landed on my NOSE.

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We all sat there looking at this wasp and commenting on how interesting this was and I decided to just relax and proceed with the meeting. Now, since I have previously been allergic to bee stings, etc., I kept thinking  “All is well and always is,” letting go of my fears and choosing to act out of TRUST that whatever happened would be divinely ordered rather than to acting out of FEAR and trying to get the wasp off my nose.

As some of those who were still at the retreat came to see the wasp, the wasp eventually crawled near my right eye and I “checked in” (asked/prayed) to see whether I needed to go ahead and look up the meaning of wasp totems.   I got a “yes,” which in hindsight seems pretty obvious, right? lol

We paused our already interrupted meeting as I looked up the meaning behind Wasp Totem / Wasp medicine and it turns out one of the meanings is transformation and soul evolution.  I went ahead and looked up black butterfly totem / medicine and it turns out its meaning is transformation as well; yet, specifically, “death” or “the ending” of something.  The transformation from my reading with Shannon was about the dying to my lower self / limited conditioned thinking / ego – something I have been praying, meditating and practicing toward for some time.  I couldn’t help but feel a great sense of gratitude for this very clear reinforcement.

If you’re wondering how this all resolved, after taking pictues and a video, we finally proceeded with the meeting and after some time passed, the wasp began crawling from the right side of my face to my left eye (which I closed to let it do it’s thing).  My wife mentioned she was uncomfortable with the situation (understandably so), so I had a realization and stated “I think the wasp wants to be let out” and Kathy suggested I go outside.  We all went outside, to see if it would fly off, and after it stayed there for a bit, Kathy, suggested I kneel down by a bush. Once I did, it finally flew away.

I later “checked in” / prayed to ask “what was the significance of this event / what did I need to see?” and this is what I received:

You received your miracle to make it abundantly clear that you are ready to shed your identification with your ego, lower self, limited conditioned thinking and identify with who you truly are: your highest self, son of God, Christ consciousness.  This is the path you have been on and are now ready to make the transition.

I’m sharing this because I hope it inspires you to continue your journey with trust in divine order, in divine timing and in your ability to receive miracles if you need them.  Love is all around if we open our eyes and ask / choose to see it. Let the Source of All That Is direct your path and give you what you need.

Ask and it will be given unto you.  Seek and you shall find. Knock and the door will be opened to you!

Limitless Love & Light!

“Paper” Wasp

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John Stringer & More at RESONATE Asheville 2016

John Stringer & More at RESONATE Asheville 2016

We’re excited to invite you to join us at RESONATE Asheville 2016 where you’ll hear my dear friends Brian Piergrossi, Dale Allen Hoffman and I, along with several other beautiful conscious teachers, artists and healers, for two days (Oct 1, 2016 – Oct 2, 2016) of inspired consciousness & embodied wellness.

I’ll present music and more both days, so this is a fantastic excuse to come and be blessed with those who share the intention to experience Peace and more of our Oneness!

GET TICKETS FROM ME WITH A BONUS

Kathy and I have a few tickets to sell which include a private 30 minute Access Consciousness B.A.R.S. healing session ($75 value) I will provide while we’re at the festival, so click here to purchase your ticket(s) and receive this bonus!  If were’ sold out of direct tickets, you can simply go to www.resonateasheville.com to get your tickets from the festival!

See more below.

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MORE ON RESONATE 2016

Here are more details from the RESONATE website & Facebook Event page:

When: October 1st and 2nd, 2016
Saturday, 10am-10pm, Sunday 11am-8pm
Where: YMI Cultural Center – 39 Market St. Asheville, NC
Tickets: https://resonateasheville.eventbrite.com/
Website: www.ResonateAsheville.com

At this event you will find:
World Soul Music and Creative Ecstatic Dance
Alchemy Sound Healing and Potent Toning
Sacred Geometry Philosophy, Science and Cymatics
Changing States from Negative to Positive

From Alpha to Omega, from Nadir to Zenith, From Duality to NON SEPARATION. We are An Actualized and Embodied Collective Unity Consciousness Individually Expressed in the fullest spectrum of LOVE!

 

Day 1 Schedule:

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Featured Artists Include:

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::: Porangui ::: www.porangui.com
World Soul Music Concert and Dancing Freedom
::: Paradiso and Rasamayi ::: www.onlinesoundhealing.com
Enter the AUM Concert and AUM Alchemy Workshop
::: Brian Piergrossi ::: www.thebigglow.com
The Big Glow – Love, Peace, Freedom, Inspiraton
::: John Stringer ::: www.johnstringerinc.com
Limitless Love and Light Concert
::: Dale Allen Hoffman ::: www.daleallenhoffman.com
Aramaic Translations and Toning
::: Connie Williams ::: www.pranichealingandwellness.com
Pranic Healing Level I & Psychic Protection
::: Robert Malone ::: www.thewellnessplacenc.com
Intelligent Dance Music Production
::: Billy Zanski ::: www.skinnybeatsdrums.com
Intuitive Drumming ft Skinny Beats Drums
::: Dr. Mickra Hamilton ::: www.apeironcenter.com
Apeiron and Human Potential
And more…….

Sponsors So far Include:

The Block Off Biltmore
Aplomb Perspective
Healing Light Retreats
Sound Temple Studios
Skinny Beats Drum Shop

Our events will include all of Eagle St and the Corner of Eagle and Market St.

RESONATE Mission:

RESONATE creates unique annual and semi-annual events located in urban Asheville, NC based in vibrational wisdom and alternative, non-invasive healing modalities, such as sound. Through the direct experience from inspired movement to deepening meditation, we offer creative environments for consciousness exploration.

RESONATE Vision:

Our goal is to inspire transformation from the inside out. We are here to remember and reintegrate our innate ability to replenish and restore our own energy. Just as the Golden Rule or Newtons 3rd law describes, we live in an interconnected toroidal field. Wherein the Universal Creative Intelligence is ever balancing change from the microcosm to the macrocosm. Resonate Asheville roots down at the vector equilibrium. Just as lightning balances ions in the atmosphere or as a musical note can evoke a feeling; in an instant, change can occur. From philosophy to physics, from song to dance, our goal is to create connections of collective synergy that inspire living joyfully from embodied wellness. Using informed science and cutting edge applications of ancient wisdom to evolve a more balanced and transformed future.

Just Be Open and always Let your Heart guide you.

 

Limitless Love & Light tour: April 2016

Limitless Love & Light tour: April 2016

Hello, friends. I’m excited about what’s unfolding for this year and our new tour through April. Check out the video to hear some of the good and find out when we’ll be in your area:

You can also check out the Touring/Speaking page on this site to keep up with speaking, concert and workshop dates.

Also, check these out and we look forward to being with you soon:

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Power of Peace Project Presents (3)

 

See you soon!

Interested in booking me for an event to speak, sing or give a workshop?  Simply send an email with details to booking @ johnstringerinc.com (without the spaces) and we’ll see what we can co-create!

 

Limitless Love & Light!

 

John Stringer 2016 Birthday concert w/ Victoria Canal and more!

John Stringer 2016 Birthday concert w/ Victoria Canal and more!

Join me (John Stringer) for my annual 2016 Birthday Concert on March 11, 2016 at 7:30PM – online or at Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta – with Billboard charting artist Victoria Canal, Jesse Owen Astin and Astarius Miraculii.  My actual birthday is 3/15 but we’re celebrating early!  Part of the proceeds will go to SERV International to help feed families around the world.

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You can still get VIP tickets that include a special Meet & Greet before the show, but hurry because they are going fast!

Get tickets and full details here.  Out of town and can’t make the show?  Watch online and donate here.

Also, I’ve been in bed healing (caught something on my trip) and resting up from an amazing week last week with back to back trips to Philadelphia for a meeting, then to Orlando, FL for a conference where the BandingPeopleTogether.com team and I spoke to the amazing Bentley Mills leaders regarding performance improvement, collaboration and employee engagement, and finally ending my trip at the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE)’s Regional Discernment Retreat where I was honored to serve as Musician in Residence and share music with FTE leaders from all around the country.

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Discernment Worship Team

All the FTE Leaders

All the FTE Leaders

I met so many special people and I can’t say enough about how awesome each experience was.  It truly showed me how surrender and trusting the divine / life / God / Source to lead and use you is a powerful and liberating way to live.

On that note, I was also recommended a wonderful book I read on my trip called “The Surrender Experiment” by Michael Singer. It’s an extremely encouraging and inspiring book that I highly recommend reading:

As always, if you haven’t picked up a copy of my debut solo album, check out the physical and digital options here.

Love & Light!









Joining the Unity East-Side Church in Tallahassee on Feb 07, 2016

Joining the Unity East-Side Church in Tallahassee on Feb 07, 2016

For all our friends in Tallahassee, FL, we’ll be returning to join new friends at the Unity East-Side Tallahassee Spiritual Center for their 10:30am service on Feb 07, 2016.

We’ll also offer a free Limitless Love & Light workshop at 12pm (immediately following the service), so we hope you can join us.

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Also, many thanks to Rev. Ayana Pines and everyone who attended the last workshop we held in Atlanta, GA at the Shrine of the Black Madonna.  It was well received and I had a great time sharing teachings, music and spiritual practices that have helped me better align with the divine / source. Here’s a testimonial from Shrine workshop attendee Ken Smith:

Finally, if you are interested in learning how to “Share in the Abundance” generated by the new album, “Limitless Love & Light,” and the workshops or other related services, click here to see how you can raise finances while helping raise consciousnesses.

For additional workshop / speaking / concert dates, check the tour page here.

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