Since the early 1990ís Jan has been composing songs that flow effortlessly through her. She sings of the sacredness and oneness of all, the unfolding Universe, care for the Earth, the awakening of a new and vast dimension of human consciousness, and the Still, Silent Presence within. Her music touches people of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds.Helping others recognize and connect to the Divine is where Janís giftedness lies. In addition to being a songwriter, she is also available as a retreat director, a wilderness / vision fast guide, a spiritual director, a bio-spiritual focusing companion, and a leader of song for retreats and rituals. Jan works with individuals and groups. Janís undergraduate degree is in Religious Studies and Elementary Education. She holds an MA in Religious Education from Fordham University with a concentration in pastoral counseling. Her professional experience includes work as a theology teacher, a campus minister, a school guidance counselor, and a pastoral associate in a Catholic parish. In 1994 Jan studied at Genesis Farm, receiving certification in Earth Literacy. Since then, the focus of her work has been The Universe Story, eco-spirituality, and the evolutionary shift in consciousness. Jan is a trained wilderness/vision fast guide and a Master Gardener/Organic Gardening Consultant. Through her music and simple lifestyle and through the programs she offers, Janís presence and work is gently touching those who encounter her. VISION QUESTS/WILDERNESS FASTS Offered for both individuals and groups at a natural site of your choice, these fasts begin Thursday evening and end noon on Sunday. Saturday is a solo day of fasting in a natural setting. Two different types of fasts are possible: A Walking Fast -best for discernment and clarity A Power Circle -appropriate as a rite of passage, an expression of gratitude, a ceremony of preparation for a life event or a ceremony for gathering strength Awakening Consciousness There is an evolutionary shift occurring at the level of consciousness. Exploring both traditional spirituality and modern scientific insights, this retreat provides the ground work for understanding this new dimension of consciousness. Awakening Consciousness is best as a week long, contemplative experience. If shorter time is necessary it can be broken into two parts.
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