Dear Family, Friends and Clients,

Spring has finally come to the Northeast and I have been digging in the
earth planting flowers and taking long walks. As I view the beautiful blossoms and our yard once again has turned to green, I am reminded of the faithfulness of our Creator. I see the absolute beauty around us and can be at peace in that moment. I have a choice to allow that peace to be disrupted or not as I travel this world. I look at what does disturb peace in my own heart and send healing light to those places, persons, and events. I avoid negative conversations and sending negative energy to anyone.

I have come to realize the power of prayer, especially calling on Spirit to "renew the face of the earth." Ask for that in the world today. I am also realizing the need to maintain health and strength during stressful times and have been paying special attention to diet and exercise habits. I maintain a daily Yoga practice mostly because it makes me happy. Where do you feel the most joy?

I invite you to reflect in this time of "Spring" and drink from it's waters. Allow yourself to be renewed in any way that you need. Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. and I will present A Gathering of Women™ Weekend Retreat to assist renewal on May 14–16 in Northern New Jersey. We still have a few openings for those who need to pray, dance, sing and connect more deeply to the Divine and others. Register today.

Peace and blessings,

A Gathering of Women™
Weekend Retreat

May 14–16
Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Limited space remaining.

A Gathering of Women™

presented by Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Lawrence, MA

May 14 – 16, 2004
Hilton Woodcliff Lake,
Woodcliff Lake, NJ

This deeply moving nationally-known retreat weekend encourages spiritual renewal and sisterhood. Joan and Elizabeth facilitate a passage of awakening that transcends religious ideologies.

We draw on Judeo-Christian, Eastern and other ancient wisdom traditions to bring us to a new awareness of self and others. Through meditation, centering prayer, healing practices, yoga, and music, we renew or learn new practices for managing stress, releasing blocks towards loving personal relationships, or rediscovering purpose.

We will learn how to "be with" recent world events with peace and purpose. Our work together can free creativity, compassion, and strength. We will learn that silence can nourish body, mind and spirit, thus connecting more deeply to Divine Love and Wisdom.

We will end with a ceremony for peace for the world and ourselves.

Cost: $295
(Saturday lunch included)

Retreat begins on Friday, May 14th at 7pm and ends on sunday, May 16th at 1pm. On-site registration from 5pm to 6:30pm on Friday.

Special hotel room rates available at the Hilton Woodcliff Lake. Call (201) 391-3600. Be sure to ask for the special “Gathering of Women” rate.

To register for A Gathering of Women™, send a check payable to Elizabeth Lawrence with your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address to:

The LuMarian™ Center
P.O. Box 535
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458

or contact Elizabeth Lawrence at (201) 818-6204 or via e-mail at

Confirmation and directions will be sent upon registration.

Learn more about the LuMarian™ Center.

LuMarian Center P.O. Box 535, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458 201-818-6204

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