Cecilia & John's
Circle of Light
“Welcome To Cecilia & John’s
Circle of Light
Celebration of Life”
Witnessing two Beautiful Lives…
Thank You for Your Interest and Support In coming together in Celebrating Our Witnessing and Honoring Cecilia & John’s Life, Energy and Contribution…
May we remind ourselves and each other of the times and ways both Cecilia and John touched our Lives Beautifully and Uniquely…
With their style of their “Love of Life”… And Sense of Purpose… and in conveying that Purpose with Value , Integrity, Meaning…and a Beautiful Blend of Advocacy, Compassion…and Sense of Humor. Blessings…
And Thank You!
Circle of Light
Ken Caputo and Jesse Harding are continuing John's legacy by hosting monthly Circle of Light virtual workshops. Sessions are held on the second Monday of the month at 7:30pm.
Scroll down for Zoom Link and past workshop information.
The principle of generosity, or dana, comes from a 2,500 year old tradition in Buddhism. In the days of the Buddha, the teachings were considered priceless and thus offered freely. We want these teachings inspired by John to be available to all, and a dana contribution allows each individual to contribute in a way that is comfortable for them.
A portion of all contributions will be donated to charity. Please choose the contribution level that works for you. You can set up a monthly reoccurring payment or contribute month to month.
January 8th, 2023
Circle Of Light Empowerment Practices
Over the months of December, January and February, Jesse will present perspectives, principles and various “Circle Of Light” Qigong Empowerment practices based on things John shared over the years. Jesse has been experimenting, integrating and expanding on these particular exercises for over 25 years.
White Light Invocation: John shared this “tension-relaxation,” “activation-invocation” qigong sequence in 1997. John called this practice an “accelerated path,” a way to “condense time” and “to put 20 years into 3 years.” This practice is good for injury healing and prevention and also promotes circulation. John said, “This practice can serve as a diagnostic tool and biology mirror, to bring any self-defeating, unconscious holding patterns to awareness so they can be released.” Learning to tense and relax various parts of the body in this sequence can be a useful tool for getting rid of blocks in body, mind, emotion, etc. and a way to “take out the garbage” (release turbid, toxic, stagnant energy). This practice can open us to more energy. John also said, “whatever you do after this exercise, your body is highly receptive and open to receive new patterns & new input. It’s like tilling the soil in a garden so it’s open to receive new seeds.”
Divine Love Invocation & Activation: John shared this Qigong practice as part of The Alliance Of Divine Love ministerial training in 1999. When John introduced this practice he said, “This is a practice you may find helpful for healing (yourself & others), for blessing food, charging water, and much more. It’s a way to reach out with no limits of distance or time. You can do this to start or end the day; to stop and catch yourself before you eat. The intent is to connect with “Source,” direct energy from your heart to the ball of light and to work with light-love energy. This practice can be performed, anytime, anywhere and in as little as 1 to 5 conscious breaths.”
Calling Back Your Power (Reclaiming Your Spirit) Qigong: John shared this soul retrieval practice in the late 90s and early 2000s, in Circle of Light classes. In this practice you will learn to perform “Calling Down The Heavens” with the intention of scanning your three bodies (physical, energetic, spiritual) and doing an energetic inventory to pinpoint the ways you may be “giving your power away.” You will be invited to notice where you feel any imbalances or energetic cords connected to conflicted emotions related to unresolved issues of the past, current issues and/or projected fears of the future. Following your intuition you will be guided to clear and remove any disempowering energetic cords while projecting healing energy into your body. This practice provides crucial support for your health, healing, well-being and spiritual evolution.
Loving Kindness Meditation-Qigong (Metta, Maitre): Over the years, John would sometimes present meditations based on the Buddhist “Metta Prayer” (From Pali translated as– lovingkindness, boundless friendliness, general benevolence, etc.). The Metta Prayer begins with focusing love toward oneself and gradually expands outward to benefactors, family, neutrals, enemies, all sentient beings, the entire world, poles of opposites and beyond. Metta or Maitre meditation practice opens the heart and cultivates a friendly attitude towards oneself, others and all life. There are countless benefits and positives to this timeless practice which are useful and appropriate for those who choose to bring light into the world, each day, especially in challenging and difficult times of apparent darkness.
In addition to learning and being guided through these powerful qigong meditations and exercises, together with Ken and Jesse, we will explore ways in which the timeless themes and principles underlying these practices can be applied in the “art of living” our daily lives. As John would often say, “The journey is the home and we arrive again and again.”
Sunday Wisdom Pearls
From June of 2018 to June of 2020, John Fritz sent daily emails to a list of students and friends. We have saved 551 messages of what "All The Masters Know... And Practice...", "Just For Today" practices, and "Wisdom Pearls." Each one included stunning photos from Cecilia's garden and, of course, wisdom, practices, and light from John.
In his memory, we are re-sharing these emails to keep his joyful light and love alive. Emails will be sent once per week on Sunday mornings to offer contemplation, meditation, and lessons we all wish to preserve in our lives.