Courtenay and Comox on Central Vancouver Island are a Mecca for retirees. People come here from all areas of Canada to enjoy the mild climate and incredible beauty of the region.
Of course, some of them expect to be mentally stimulated as well and that’s why the North Island College (NIC) offers high quality courses just for seniors through the ElderCollege program. Before COVID19 there were 60 courses available but now, with the restrictions, only 25 via Zoom.
When I received invitations from NIC and VIU (Vancouver Island University) to teach for the Fall term, I resisted because I felt that certain important components of the course would not be met with the online approach. No eye to eye personal contact, so important for mental health and a sense of well-being as a member of the herd. Besides, using technology is often a great challenge for me. However, now that I have been offered lots of assistance, I have agreed to teach both at NIC and VIU starting in February.
If you have always had a dream, vision, or goal, this course may be for you. It is called ‘Making Your Dreams Come True’ and encourages participants to find clarity about what they REALLY want out of life and identify their longings and discontents. At the same time, they get a chance to discover the fears which are holding them back. It’s all done in a fun and insightful way to better understand how the laws of the Universe work.
An important aspect of this course is the sharing part where people learn about themselves through writing exercises, open up, support each other, and talk about their dreams and learn what steps they can take towards them. One former course participants told me that she did acquire the exact car that she had had in mind all through the training. You should have seen her smile!
In conclusion I can say that when we focus on our goals, they start moving towards us. For more on this universal law of attraction you may want to read my book “When Life Has Other Plans…Discover the Hidden Gifts” where you can find many amazing examples and outcomes. The book is available at Coles and The Blue Heron in the Comox Valley, or from me directly if you live in Canada.
When Life Has Other Plans...
...Discover the Hidden Gifts
Dorothea tells the story of her unusual awakening to the many gifts Life had been offering her - once she was able to see them. Her messages bring deep insights, peace, and solace to those who find themselves in challenging or unexpected circumstances and are searching for meaning and ways to deal with them.
By opening up her heart Dorothea addresses the many opportunities for growth embedded in these lessons. Coming from the perspective of a spiritual being having a human experience she shows that there is a way out of suffering by using her own challenging experiences as examples. With humour and practical suggestions, she inspires readers to use their new-found awareness to create a more fulfilling reality.
If you’ve been craving a more meaningful existence, you may find this easy to read book a great source of motivation.