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Retreat & Meditation Center at Smiling Frog Farm

Retreat & Meditation Center at Smiling Frog Farm Retreat & Meditation Center at Smiling Frog Farm is a 22 acre sanctuary in West Central Illinois. It has been a dream of Julie's and builds on what she calls Purusa: In Pursuit of Authentic Self.

It offers many paths for personal transformation & joy. Walkable trails, meditation areas, classroom/meeting space, gardens, pasture, woods, friendly farm animals, 16ft bell tent glamping available. Classes, events, retreats & more. Available for rental to groups to hold their own retreats. We offer a dogma-free, non-religious, unity consciousness approach to spirituality & metaphysics. All are welcome. We celebrate all.

Operating as usual

03/08/2022

Working on programming ideas & schedule for the Spring/Summer. If you are a lightworker/healer/changemaker/ artist/person with something to teach or share, please message me. If you are an attendee with something of particular interest, message me and we will see if we can get it on the schedule.

First order of business is we need to insulate the classroom now, before we begin classes this year. If you'd like to help, let me know.😆

February at the farm, Winter 2022. Photos by Robert Haugland.
02/04/2022

February at the farm, Winter 2022. Photos by Robert Haugland.

this is from an early Purusa class...take a page from an old book, circle words to create a poem. Such a magical activit...
12/18/2021

this is from an early Purusa class...take a page from an old book, circle words to create a poem. Such a magical activity. This was the very beginning of the Retreat Center, when I began imagining it. 🧡 I titled it, A Project for My Soul.

"Joy I need: I have plans.
My project shall rise,
a temple to show the essence of life!
The great green earth is spread,
blue heavens above it bend.
Life and faith shall merge,
to pray, to praise, to weep, to sooth.
A soul new-born with wings;
call Divine!
Follow your sign!
Of such a thing I've dreamed,
a lesson for our lives and your Souls."

GET REGISTERED TODAY! WEBINAR IS TOMORROW, SUNDAY! Here is a chance to again attend this webinar from the comfort of you...
12/14/2021
Five Simple Ways to Go From Grief to Relief - Healing With the Blues

GET REGISTERED TODAY! WEBINAR IS TOMORROW, SUNDAY!

Here is a chance to again attend this webinar from the comfort of your home. Give yourself a gift this Christmas. Taught by a mentor and friend of mine, Tanya English via her FB page, Healing With The Blues. If you have new grief or even old grief, this is for you. Whether a loved one has passed or a relationship has ended...its all grief. Tanya had made it her mission to reach 100 women with this. I'm posting it here so those who are in need might see it and want to participate. Even though I may not know you personally, I think its a good program and I want all who find the holidays hard to feel better. Big hugs for the Holidays, Julie

Five Simple Ways to Go From Grief to Relief - Healing With the Blues healingwiththeblues.com

If you have had grief this year (and many have) I want to share with you healing that will change your life! During our 5 Simple Ways to go from Grief to Relief on Sunday, December 19 from 10am to 3pm central we will be doing real time healing work. Healing from death, pregnancy loss, stillbirth or birth trauma is especially sacred work. What is usually a time of expectation and newness turns into something very different, often quickly and many times without warning. This has happened to us during the pandemic as well.
People who we thought were healthy were suddenly gone.
Many women and families suffer in silence, and can carry an unspoken burden for years, even decades.

No one knows what to say. Women (and men) tend to keep going on without the help they need to heal feeling like they are "supposed" to be strong and carry on -- for their partners, their other children, or family and friends. As a result, the emotions get shoved aside and burrow deep It can show up in a myriad of ways: as a never spoken-about secret, blame or shame, conflicts in relationships, helicopter mothering of a present child, or the constant dread of always feeling that when something good happens, something bad must follow. Your physical body can create problems from buried feelings. When we release, let go and allow healing, we can heal many challenges, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

Together, in a supportive environment where we can speak openly and honestly about the pain and loss, healing can happen. Join us on Sunday, December 19 from 10am to 3pm central for the 5 Simple Ways to go from Grief to Relief.

https://healingwiththeblues.com/five-simple-ways-to-go-from-grief-to-relief/?fbclid=IwAR1vSa0vZaP-95Su3v5jBYJZAfmXq3toTWU4KG2Buw6QCC8si9J-KQoJM4w

12/06/2021
Give me a heart ❤ for all those who are interested in a Meditation w/Crystals Workshop sometime in November. I've got a ...
11/12/2021

Give me a heart ❤ for all those who are interested in a Meditation w/Crystals Workshop sometime in November. I've got a little something in the works.

Some scenes around the Retreat & Meditation Center at Smiling Frog Farm
11/10/2021

Some scenes around the Retreat & Meditation Center at Smiling Frog Farm

Samhain is an ancient Gaelic celebration with roots from Scotland and Ireland over  2,000 years ago. Depending on your i...
10/07/2021

Samhain is an ancient Gaelic celebration with roots from Scotland and Ireland over 2,000 years ago. Depending on your individual spiritual path, there are many different ways you can celebrate Samhain, but typically the focus is on either honoring our ancestors, or the cycle of death and rebirth. This is the time of year when the gardens and fields are brown and dying. Harvests are done, food has been put up. The nights are getting longer, there's a chill in the air, and winter is looming. We may choose to honor our arncestors, celebrating those who have died, and even try to communicate with them.

Who is interested in attending an authentic Samhain (pronounced saa-wn) bonfire on Sunday, October 31st at 9 pm? Currently working on planning phase. We could maybe even start earlier with a potluck at 7 pm. Let me know if you'd want to attend. Feel free to share with your friends who are pagans, mystics, witchy-wannabees...anyone who is curious or just wants to celebrate the changing of the seasons. I'm excited! This will be the first time I personally get to experience the ancient traditions from which Halloween evolved.

P.S. we will not be sacrificing any animals 😉

Want to get away & relax? We have just the spot. Nearby, yet isolated. Pack a change of clothes and some food...all else...
09/17/2021

Want to get away & relax? We have just the spot. Nearby, yet isolated. Pack a change of clothes and some food...all else is ready for you!

YES!
09/17/2021

YES!

A tree spirit that I met today. I believe his name is Artagnan.
09/04/2021

A tree spirit that I met today. I believe his name is Artagnan.

09/04/2021
08/30/2021

We now have a website!

retreat-meditation-center-at-smiling-frog-farm.mailchimpsites.com

08/19/2021
Photos from Retreat & Meditation Center at Smiling Frog Farm's post
08/19/2021

Photos from Retreat & Meditation Center at Smiling Frog Farm's post

Check out all we offer under our SERVICES tab.
08/18/2021

Check out all we offer under our SERVICES tab.

WIN A FREE READING! SHARE THIS POST OR THIS PAGE. FOR EVERY SHARE, YOU WILL GET AN ENTRY IN THE RAFFLE. IN SEPTEMBER, I ...
08/16/2021

WIN A FREE READING! SHARE THIS POST OR THIS PAGE. FOR EVERY SHARE, YOU WILL GET AN ENTRY IN THE RAFFLE. IN SEPTEMBER, I WILL PULL A NAME FOR THE LUCKY WINNER.

I offer oracle card readings that include a crystal pull to enhance the reading along with a channeled message. I do this remotely. Once complete, I email or message you a photo of the layout along with the entire transcript of the reading, including crystal meanings and channeling. Typically, it is very thorough. Cost is $33.33.

If you would like to then discuss over the phone or in-person, the total package is $55.55. Message me to book a reading.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN SHARING WITH THOSE WHO MAY ENJOY OUR CLASSES, EVENTS AND SERVICES. I AM GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE MARKETING HELP. 💜 JULIE

On this Friday the 13th, ancient day of the Goddess, this is perfect. Come join my tribe and lets ripple! Seriously, mes...
08/13/2021

On this Friday the 13th, ancient day of the Goddess, this is perfect. Come join my tribe and lets ripple! Seriously, message me...come out this weekend, no agenda just to hang out!

She Forms a New Tribe~~

The call in her heart
A pain of longing,
Of knowing

Too loud to ignore
Too painful to disregard
This is what she is here for

She gathers them
From ancient paths
From modern science

They are woven together
Pierced by the golden thread
Of time infinite

Theirs is not an easy path
But they know it is their destiny
A revolution of womenfolk

Not excluding
Only wisdom uniting
To change history

There are rules
Kindness, compassion & empathy
Solutions to be made

Respect for one another
Beliefs all individual
The outcome sustainable for one and all

They rise with their innate knowledge
Sharing their methods
From traditions, cultures and heritage

No place for judgment
They look into one another’s eyes
And accept their paths are crossing for a reason

They come from all over the globe
Bringing their gifts
Placing them on the agape table

For together theirs is a sacred energy
Born from the suffering of ages
Powered by the call of today

Frowned upon by those who do not understand
They follow their call
For it is time for them to lead the way

A new way of living
A new way of being
A new way

Do not underestimate her
She will not stop
She has been broken and yet rises every time

Stronger
Wiser
More and more determined

This tribe is set to cause a stir
A ripple effect to be felt across the universe
An undercurrent of love permeating the globe

For it is time to gather, sisters
Never before have we been able to share our gifts
As we are able today

But there is danger in not taking this opportunity
The forces of oppression have the same tools at hand
And they fear that which they do not comprehend

So she forms a new tribe
A tribe of those feeling
The call in their heart

They will come
From every corner
The call is real

They will come from all cultures of the globe
From the hearths of every tribe known to man
They will gather to change the world

They will come from the desert
They will come from the cities
They will come with their wisdom to share

They will gather together
In spirit and science
A new tribe is born everywhere

They gather in small groups
They gather in boardrooms
They gather in countries and towns

There is one thing that calls them
Of that there is no doubt
Their heartbeats are leading them there

http://www.warriorgoddess.nl/she-forms-a-new-tribe/

art: Lucy Calhoun

Very exciting news! A portal was opened on our land during the Lion's Gate 8/8/21 portal! Great interview with Lea Chapi...
08/11/2021
Sarah Tamar: the Love Child of Mary Magdalene and Yeshua with Lea Chapin

Very exciting news! A portal was opened on our land during the Lion's Gate 8/8/21 portal! Great interview with Lea Chapin by Maxime Lichtenberg in Spain! at 41:00 the interview shifts to talk about Sarah, the daughter of Mary Magdalene. At 1:09 Lea starts to channel Sarah and her energetic mission. Yours truly shows upon the video at the very end!😉
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnIUbJr6LZI

The Interview:We talk about Lea Chapin's book, "Divine Union: The Love Story between Jesus and Mary Magdalene", as well as discussing practical tools that ca...

08/09/2021
An ode to my sweet Trisha Hurst.
08/09/2021

An ode to my sweet Trisha Hurst.

08/05/2021

"BEING PRESENT IS THE GREATEST GIFT WE HAVE"
This Sunday is 8/8. This is called the Lion's Gate Portal and is an auspicious astrological event. Here is a wonderful excerpt from one of my favorite astrologists, Astromomma! Also can be found at
https://www.patreon.com/astromomma

"The 8/8 Lion’s Gate Portal is extra potent and life changing this year. This is a time when the 5D existence can merge within our dense and super complicated 3D reality. We are here to not try to figure out life but to merge with our higher selves. This can be a painful and often a frightful experience. I am asking you my dear ones to hold space for yourself like you have never done before. The transmission of light and miracles is upon us but only when we can honor it first within. When you think of “holding space” what comes to mind? There is an acceptance and allowance that is being brought down from this 8/8 Lion’s Gate portal that is profound and life changing. If you feel like you are going through hell or just plain exhausted by this dense existence then it is time to embrace your light and sense of freedom. This is on a whole new level. Where can you find the simple joys within the simplest of moments? Do you remember what that feels like? This portal is about connecting the magic of Sirius to Earth and in doing so showing us that being present is the greatest gift we have. When was the last time that you just wondered into a forest and observed the wind caressing the leaves or the bright color of a flower glistening in the sunlight?

The 8/8 Lion’s Gate is here to calm our minds and to fill our hearts up with the light of understanding and compassion. In a world where being right is more important than love, it is time to cease this old narrative and to create from beyond our ego. The world has enough ego to go around a few lifetimes. The Lion Gate portal wants to begin to create a new vision of what is possible when EVERYONE wins."

A most interesting perspective
07/26/2021

A most interesting perspective

Photos from Retreat & Meditation Center at Smiling Frog Farm's post
07/21/2021

Photos from Retreat & Meditation Center at Smiling Frog Farm's post

This! This is why we offer the classes we offer. This is the goal. To uncover your authentic self. To remember who you t...
07/15/2021

This! This is why we offer the classes we offer. This is the goal. To uncover your authentic self. To remember who you truly are. To step into your power.

When a woman awakens and starts to own all of herself, letting go of the need to cover up or defend herself and instead accepts all of her idiosyncrasies, fears, wounds, false programs, flaws, icky moods, fat thighs, sweaty armpits etc and supports her unique imperfect self instead of judging, rejecting and wishing that she were different or like somebody else, she has entered the promised land of freedom and self empowerment.

She starts to drop the posing, defence mechanisms, competitiveness, jealousy and all the false gods that she previously used as crutches, false images or places to hide parts of herself... What is left is a Woman of Strength, courage, fortitude and a woman that is compassionately understanding towards others because she is able to give to others what she has given to herself...

She becomes fearlessly authentic, she finds her Voice, there is no longer shame, therefore she no longer needs to hide or change any part of herself... She's able to overcome any fears of rejection for being true to herself.

Ironically, when a woman claims and accepts her shadow, that which she rejected and suppressed about herself transforms from being dysfunctional to being a strength and the energy that it was previously draining from her becomes available to her. Such a woman gives others permission to accept themselves as they are, her own freedom becomes contagious.

Through being openly relaxed in her Power she empowers others.

Author : Caroline de Lisser
Artwork: Barbara Glatzeder

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Dahinda, IL
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😇 Weekend with the Angels retreat begins today at 10am! Looking forward to greeting each woman who is coming here to the Retreat & Meditation Center at Smiling Frog Farm here in Dahinda. Should be weekend filled with 😇 energy and surprises!
I really needed yesterday's session! Thank you, ladies. Love exploring the characters on my bus. :-)
Julie, are you having a session tomorrow? Sorry to miss last week....had an accident, I'll tell you about later. Let me know. Thanks! :-)
Here's my poem from last week, related to resilience. You don't suck...all the time. You may suck at some things and you may feel sucky some days and that...is OK. Feel sucky. Visit there, send regards. Recognize it and have an affair with it if you like. Don't move in and certainly, DON'T MARRY IT! You don't suck...all the time. You've come through more than most will ever get in to. Did some of it suck? Yep. Did you survive? Yep. Because you are resilient and being such, you CAN'T suck...all the time.