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Group Peer Support Events & Series:

New Year’s Intention Mapping Celebrations

  Come with materials, memorabilia, intentions, and collage your heart’s desire. Or come with empty hands and your mind a blank canvas.  Come ready to discover this year’s intuitions—of the light and the shadow.
Since 2013, I've been hosting this reflective process among kindred spirits early January. With our family's courageous relocation to Burnsville in 2018, I wanted to share this tradition with my new community: starting with blank poster board, unsure really of what I want for myself for the new year, then after perusing magazines together, talking, and ripping out images and words that resonate, direction becomes clearer... and so do I. 

Often I don't understand why I'm called to include particular images or words on my intention map (or as some say, vision board or collage). But by the end of the year I understand, often shockingly. We can keep the intention map central in our homes to remind us daily of the year's mission. Sometimes what comes of it can be quite a surprise. 
What may manifest—via both conscious wants and higher inspiration—for your new year’s intentions? Event listed also in Celo's Cabin Fever University calendar.

Interested?  Here's how:

  1. Contact me below to reserve your place with payment by the day prior. I'll reply with payment details for PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle. If you don't see a reply from me, check your Junk Folder and/or add my RHH email to your Contacts.

  2. Let me know then if you need handicapped parking & access and/or if you're also available the following Sunday if we need to postpone due to weather.

  3. Gather materials ahead, if you like. Want your own magazines? Aside from friends and family, local libraries and recycling centers often provide them. Want eco-conscious backing? Repurpose cardboard or boxboard from your recycling bin. Want your own scissors & glue? Dollar stores sell them, though I'll provide poster board sections & some craft supplies.

  4. Reflect on intentions ahead, if you like.

  5. Bring a dish to share; optional materials, mask, and hydration; plus $5-$10 as a "love offering" for MMER's donating of space, tea & coffee.

  6. Arrive SLIGHTLY BEFORE 12:30 so we may create a safe container together. MMER address: 430 Otter Rock Road, Burnsville. MMER directions: from 80 a left onto Clear Creek after the Carolina Hemlocks campground, a right onto Otter Rock before the bridge, then second right into the "Overflow Parking" lot.

  7. Park in MMER's "Overflow Parking"  and walk up to the main lodge, unless you've arranged ahead for 1 of 3 handicapped parking spots.

  8. Stay as suits you, with event ending at 4:30pm.

  9. Put your map in a central location, visit with it daily, and begin manifesting.
  10. Check-in on map —on our own with journaling or socially with a partner or groupusing the prompts below through the year.

  11. Schedule 1 or more Wholeness Energetics Sessions with me to discover & dissolve what may be subconsciously blocking your manifesting.

  12. Repeat next year....

5th Annual New Year’s Intention Mapping
Event Date: Sunday, January 14th, 2023
Snow Date: Sunday, January 21st
Time: 12:30-4:30pm
Venue: Mount Mitchell Eco Retreat
Cost:  Donation of $10-$30 ahead
plus $5-$10 MMER "love offering" on site
Reserve Your Place with payment 
by noon the Saturday prior
30 places available
Contact Me below if interested

This year's "connect" theme reprised from a prior year, in honor of

US Surgeon General declaring an epidemic of loneliness and isolation in 2023.

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Though for 2023, I'd hoped to introduce and facilitate periodic check-ins on our maps, I need instead to pull in resources for grieving our son's unexpected death. So instead I'll empower each of us to decide if we want to check in—on our own with journaling or socially with a partner or group—perhaps using the prompts below. Then come December 2023, I'll host an end-of-year reflection on 2023 maps before making new 2024 maps.

NYIM 2023 End of Year Reflection:
Sunday, December 10th, 2023

Time: 3-5pm
Hosts: Mount Mitchell Eco Retreat
Cost:  $5-$15 ahead
plus a few $s as an  MMER "love offering" on site

Reserve Your Place with payment by 3pm the day prior
Contact Me below if interested

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Intention Mapping Reflective Prompts


Beginning of Year

  1. What surprised you about the process or product this year?

  2. Which items do you know—or think you know—the meaning of?

  3. Which items remain a mystery? What may you hypothesize?

  4. What obstacles, of which you’re consciously aware, may stand in the way of actualizing this map? (I may help you find and release the subconscious obstacles as well.)

  5. What strengths, advantages, or qualities of yours, of which you're consciously aware, may facilitate your actualizing this map? (I likewise may help you find and activate your superconscious gifts as well.)

  6. How may you incorporate your map into your contemplative practices (meditation, prayer, Tai Chi, Qigong, yoga, self-created ritual), perhaps in addition to periodic journalling?

  7. What other specific, measurable, daily, weekly or monthly action steps may go with which items? (from Helen G)

  8. In what ways may you benefit from the help of of others, actualizing this map? Who and how?

  9. Where will your map live? Why there?

Mid Year

  1. What’s actualizing? What’s surprising you?

  2. What synchronicities are you noticing and grateful for?

  3. What obstacles are you noticing? May they be coming up for healing?

  4. What strengths, advantages, or qualities of yours are coming to your aid? May they be reminding you of who you truly are?

  5. What resources are you making use of in actualizing this map: practices, action steps, help from whom how?

  6. What did you--or may you want to--add, take away, or paste over re your map?


End of Year

  1. What came to fruition on this map this year? What didn’t

  2. Which items surprised you or remain a  mystery

  3. What obstacles, external or internal, stood in the way of actualizing aspects of this map?

  4. What strengths, advantages, or resources did you allow to help you in manifesting this map?

  5. What do you only now realize, looking at this past year’s map?

  6. What was significant this past year that you do not see reflected in this map? 

  7. What items on this map may be thematic and carry over into next year’s map?

  8. How may the experience of this year’s map inform next year’s map?

What other prompts may you suggest?

Please send them my way!

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