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23W402 Greenbriar Drive
Naperville, IL, 60540
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Marti Beddoe is founder of Designs for Peace, a SoulCollage Facilitator,  creator of the Walking the Beauty Way Retreat, helping women learn to fully discover and express life’s beauty, meaning, and joy, in Chicago, Illinois and Naperville, Illinois.

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Marti Beddoe is founder of Designs for Peace, SoulCollage® Facilitator, Peer Spirit Circle Practitioner, Meditation Teacher and leads retreats and workshops to teach practices for sustaining lives of Meaning, Joy, and Beauty.

 

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 Guardian of Innocence

Guardian of Innocence

Season of Innocence Reborn

This month, I am sharing a story about Christmases Past, Present and Future.

May the Spirit of Innocence be Reborn in your heart this year
and be vivified all through 2018, dear ones!

 
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Gratefulness Practices

Every day I try my best to understand the immense privilege of my many blessings.  Being thankful and practicing gratitude humbles me and brings me great joy.

Here are two Gratefulness Practices for you to download. 

Gifts of Surprise, Synchronicities and the Sacred await!

 
   Tenderly   by Harry H. Hitzeman Jr.     Antelope Canyon near Page, AZ

Tenderly by Harry H. Hitzeman Jr.
    Antelope Canyon near Page, AZ

What is Hózhó?  What is the Beauty Way?

Here are two excellent descriptions of Hózhó.

  • Hózhó:  The Navajo Concept of Balance and Beauty by Erik Painter in 2014
  • The Concept of Hózhó, by Jen Wolfe in 2014 

Also a note from Marti Beddoe, October 2017

 
   Light Race   by Harry H. Hitzeman Jr.    near Tubac, AZ

Light Race by Harry H. Hitzeman Jr.
   near Tubac, AZ

Lyla June on Hózhó

Lyla June is a young Native American, poet , writer, public speaker, anthropologist, and musician.  Here she writes about the traditional wisdom of Hózhó learned from her Native ancestors, her Grandmother in particular.

From September 2016 Circle of Grandmothers Newsletter

 
   Canyon Lily   by Harry H. Hitzeman Jr.     near Lake Powell, AZ/UT

Canyon Lily by Harry H. Hitzeman Jr.
    near Lake Powell, AZ/UT

Nightway: A Navajo Prayer

A Navajo prayer about walking in Beauty.

 
 The Witness,  Transpersonal card

The Witness,  Transpersonal card

The State of Being Called Witness

The disciplined spiritual practice of Witness has made all the difference in my life and creative journey.  Activating the Witness has provided the objectivity and insight required for wisdom to flourish.  It has liberated me from a soul-killing dependence upon others for answers or approval.