We all have an intuitive strength and, perhaps, have never built our intuitive muscles! In this workshop, we learn a method to deepen our insight and trust ourselves! Bring three photos of people (please know who they are) with only one person in the photo; bring three items that are not yours Qewelry, pens, etc.) and know something about the owner; bring three questions you have in life! Presenter: Kathleen Collins. Kathleen is a graduate of the Western Illinois University (Masters of Education in Counseling), the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (Michael Harner :S- School: The Way of the Shaman), and the Lynn Andrews School of the Sacred Art. She studied Celtic Shamanism with Tom Cowan. Kathleen also completed energetic, nutritional and intuitive studies with Dr. Norm Shealy and Caroline Myss.
WHERE: Benet House Retreat Center at St. Mary Monastery
WHEN: Saturday, December 1, 9 am-2 pm
FEE: Register and pay in full by November 1 : $30 (includes lunch); Registrations and payments after Nov. 1: $45 (includes lunch).
Contact Sr. Jackie Walsh at (309) 283-2108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or register online at www.smmsisters.org
Drumming Circle (Ongoing Retreat) at Benet House Retreat Center in Rock Island IL
“Rhythm is a means of organizing sound into formulas to harmonize the mind and body.” – Layne Redmond, When the Drummers Were Women
Kathleen Collins will lead a drumming circle on the third Friday of each month at The Benet Retreat Center in Rock Island IL.
Drum Circles create an environment in which participants can feel connected with others and gain a sense of interpersonal support. Connecting to others brings great benefits, especially when connecting to others in similar situations. A drum circle also provides an opportunity to connect with your own spirit at a deeper level. Group drumming alleviates self-centeredness, isolation and alienation. Research indicates that drumming accelerates physical healing and boosts the immune system. Moreover, specific studies conducted by professionals in the fields of music therapy and mental health reveal that drumming
- reduces tension, anxiety and stress;
- helps control chronic pain;
- boosts the immune system and
- releases negative feelings, blockages and emotional trauma.
Facilitator: Kathleen Collins. Event begins at 5:30 pm (optional Soup Supper); 6:15-8:15 pm Drumming Circle; Fee: $10 (Drumming Circle only); $19 (includes Soup Supper).
Monthly Fridays: Aug. 17; Oct. 19; Nov. 16; Dec. 14; Jan. 18; Feb. 22; Mar. 22; Apr. 26; May 17; June 14
It’s advisable to register in advance, if you can, particularly if you wish to participate in the soup supper. However, registration is not absolutely mandatory.
Participants in a June 2 session at Our Lady of the Prairie Center flexed their “intuitive muscle” after learning a process to strengthen intuition. Partnering and working as the group, they got lots of practice in working intuitively.
Enjoy these shots from our April 28 workshop at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Moline.
We all have an intuitive strength and perhaps, have never built our intuitive muscles!
In the workshop Build Your Intuition we learn a powerful method to deepen our insight and trust ourselves!
Bring three photos of people (please know who they are) with only one person in the photo; bring three items that are not yours (jewelry, pens, etc) and know something about the owner; bring three questions you have in life!
When: June 2 9:30–3:30
Where: Our Lady of the Prairie farm, 2664 145th Ave., Wheatland, Iowa (about 45 minutes from Quad Cities) car pooling will be happening
Cost: $30! (which includes lunch)
Register by calling 563 336 8414 or email email@example.com
If your reality is not as you would have it be, if you are not living your truth,
if your own spiritual teachers have given you the ability and the power to change the way you are living until you are standing in the center of your truth,
in the center of your own power, yet you are not….
You can move into what you desire by spending some time making room for the life you want!
First, we need to let go of all that is in your way and then we will make room for all you desire!
Join me to ground and gather your power at last!
April 28 (Saturday) 1-4 PM $60
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1800 7th Ave., Moline
You may PayPal me to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a check to:
3649 Cedarview Ct., Bettendorf IA 52722
Join Us! Bring a blanket,paper and a pen, a drum or rattle if you have one!
The firelight at our winter solstice gathering warmed participants. We send our best wishes to you–may the coming year bring light, warmth, love and learning as you grow in wisdom.
Kathleen Collins will teach a Communiversity Course again this February 2018. It’s entitled “The Shamanic Journey: Let’s Go Down the Tunnel Together.” [Course 25a] The four week Sunday sessions will form an experiential class in which we learn to meet up with a spirit animal and spiritual teachers, through the sound of drumming, for the purpose of asking questions about our lives! There can be deep spiritual awakenings, as well as healing and FUN! Information about shamanism in today’s world is explored. Please bring an eye cover, blanket to sit on, as well as a notebook and pen.
You can register online or via mail by completing the paper registration form: CLICK HERE. There are no exams or papers and the cost of all four sessions is $40. If money is a problem we have a scholarship program that can be accessed. Contact Kathleen for information.
The Thursday before your first Sunday class, you will receive an email with a map of the St. Ambrose campus and the location of your classroom. The map also includes all of the available parking areas on campus so that you can plan the best place to park.
For questions about registration call 309-794-7259 or email email@example.com. For questions about The Shamanic Journey course, contact Kathleen Collins.
I am offering gift certificates for this holiday season in gratitude for a beautiful year. There has been new growth, new people in my life, and also the deepening of relationships. In thanks, these prices can be for YOU as well!
I can create a gift certificate or you can create one yourself, if it is a gift. I accept PayPal to my email [firstname.lastname@example.org] or checks to 3649 Cedarview Court in Bettendorf, Iowa 52722.
All my shamanic work can be done at a distance for those who do not live nearby.
Special Holiday Pricing
DISCOVERY OF POWER ANIMALS $50.00! (normally $75.00)
DIVINATION (finding answers to troublesome questions) $75 (normally $100)
DISCOVERY OF SOUL ESSENCE (depiction of the energy you manifest into the world, to empower you and assist with being on your path) $75 (normally $100)
May the holiday season connect you with others and deepen your relationship and understanding of yourself!
We hope to have a combination of silence and talk and ceremony–both inside and outside, using the fire pit and labyrinth.
You are welcome to come for the festivities and dinner, if you are unable to spend the evening overnight.
Please indicate your interest and send PayPal to Kathleen at email@example.com for what you are wanting (total for all would be $58, dinner only $12) or send a check ASAP to: 3649 Cedarview Court Bettendorf Iowa 52722.
The Farm Way hosted a beautiful day focusing on The Shamanic Journey on Saturday, September 9. Food, nature, horses, drumming–all combined to create an idyllic experience. A picture is worth 1000 words, so enjoy these photos of the day:
The Ole Wolf Scholarship Fund can help those who desire to do my workshops and have financial challenge. These monies were donated by Buck Schau, a man interested in super and supra events and healing work.
I had the privilege of meeting Buck in 2000. We became very close friends on a spiritual level, and he died in the spring of 2017. He helped a vast number of people, simply identifying himself as “a dirt farmer from Grand Mound.”
I shall miss and honor my Wolf friend!
The Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT, is the psychological acupressure technique (sometimes called “tapping”) that optimizes your emotional health. Although it is still often overlooked, emotional health is absolutely essential to your physical health and healing – no matter how devoted you are to the proper diet and lifestyle, you will not achieve your body’s ideal healing and preventative powers if emotional barriers stand in your way.
Learn the Native American practice of the Medicine Wheel. Use the Four Directions for balance and healing. Use this sacred tool to recognize places in your life where more balance is needed. Practice problem solving for yourself and others. Attend a day with this focus at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Center in Wheatland, IA on July 8, 2017. Fee: $20.
This will be a great get away day. At The Prairie you can walk the labyrinth, relax and be into the countryside a bit–yet it is only 45 minutes from the Quad Cities. Get good information that will last you a lifetime. Enjoy the great lunch of home-grown and local, organic food included in the day.
Find more information here: http://chmiowa.org/news-and-events/calendar/event/49
Call 563-336-8414 to reserve your place. (pre-registration required by 3 days prior)
Kathleen Collins traned with the distinguished psychotherapist, Dr. Brian Weiss, MD. She is qualified to offer a new service: past life regression.
A graduate of Columbia University and Yale Medical School, Brian L. Weiss M.D. is Chairman Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami. He trains professionals nationally and internationally.
Kathleen began offering this new service in May 2017. You are welcome to schedule an appointment to take advantage of this alternative therapy process. Be one of the first to take advantage of this new means to personal healing and growth in the Quad Cities.
“Classic Shamanic Journey” is a short course again offered by CommUniversity in Davenport IA, taught by Rev. Kathleen Collins of The Dragonfly.
This will help you experience one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by us to visit other realities, power animals and spiritual teachers for the purpose of gaining wisdom for your life, for others and for the planet. This course is experiential. And FUN. And life changing.
Please bring a blanket to sit on, and eye cover and a notebook and pen.
CommUniversity is excited to celebrate its 37th year of providing entertaining, informative and exciting classes to the Quad Cities in 2017. Each February, more than 500 students gather from 2 – 4 p.m. every Sunday afternoon.
You can register online. Registration information is available HERE. There is a $40 event fee.
VERY SPECIAL PRICING June 20 – September 1
In honor of the Sun within each of you, allowing it to shine more brightly:
Soul retrieval $100.00 (normally $150.00)
Compassionate Depossession $75.00 (normally $100.00)
If you have insurance that I accept, co pay will be waived.
The post tells the story of how Kathleen began to follow the path of healing that led her to this role of healer. It relates her dual ability: to heal by using conventional methodology and to heal by using alternative methods.
Please visit Accent Photographics post “Kathleen Collins | Iowa Mental Health Counselor of Spiritual Therapies Modern Professional” for more photos and information.
Register now to make your February memorable and life-enriching with a CommUniversity class. Join fellow life journeyers each of the four February Sundays in a class led by Rev. Kathleen Collins entitled “Down the Rabbit Hole: The Shamanic Journey.”
We enter non-ordinary reality for problem solving and healing. The “journey” is a most remarkable visionary method to explore the hidden universe known mainly through myth and dream. We will wake up dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with nature. We will find your Power Animal (that reflects your gifts and your path) and a spiritual teacher (to protect and guide you). Experiential.
This course is just one of many offerings in the popular CommUniversity program at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. Registration is easy. This grant-supported program costs just $40–no matter which of the many offerings you choose. The first program of courses offered in 1980 attracted 350 participants. But, by 1999, it grew to 470 participants in 30 classes. Now, after so many successful years of education, CommUniversity attracts nearly 600 learners annually.
Kathleen will look forward to leading all participants in an enlightening and rewarding program of self-enrichment. Register early so that you won’t be disappointed.
Thank you for all your support throughout the year.
Here are some special December 2015 prices that are in effect through January 1. These may be also gift certificates. Remember, I can do animals and healing work at a distance if your gift is for someone not here in the Quad Cities.
Power Animal retrieval $50.00, normally $
Soul Essence retrieval $60.00, normally $
Soul Retrieval $100.00, normally $
Any of the above would be a VERY SPECIAL, SPIRITUAL HEALING gift, as well as EMPOWERMENT tool.
CELEBRATE YOURSELF AND get a Soul retrieval.
I am at 563-332-4361, if you have questions.
New year long class for deepening your self love and understanding and spiritual life begins the end of this month!
LOVE AND POWER,
You don’t have to dress like your power animal to receive the benefits of that spirit guide. But, if you want to, you’re welcome to do so.
In this photo at the top of the post, the similarities are strikingly clear.
Power Animal Questions
Have you ever dressed like your animal? Do you look like yours? Enjoy the benefits of a relationship with your power animal. Take advantage of our service and discover your spirit companion.
The badger animal companion, as all companions, has a meaning that you can discover. Learn your companion animal and the message it brings to your life.
A new course, “Love and Power,” will begin in late December 2015 and continue for an entire year. This group will meet once a month while working with a weekly shamanic life changing workbook.
We need to go deep with our love, while blending it with living in a place or power (which means, living on your path). This class will focus participants on creating that pathway in their lives.
The year long class will be $600.00 and can be paid in two parts. Those with financial questions can call to inquire.
We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to learn, to grow and to continue your ongoing transformation by focusing on your love and your power.
Come celebrate the winter solstice with music, meditation, art and workshops. This special Solstice Celebration is December 22 at the River Music Experience in downtown Davenport at 129 Main Street. Admission for the evening of beauty, information and personal enrichment is just $20, day of show only.
Massage, art, and vegan food will be available for sale in the vending area.
Doors will open at 6:00 PM. Ages 19+ are welcome; those aged 18 and younger must be accompanied with guardian. Visit the Event’s Facebook page for more information and to invite your friends to this special event.
We are very excited to be bringing Dixon’s Violin as our main musical
entertainment! Dixon’s Violin is the world’s premier visionary violinist, Dixon’s life mission is to inspire people – and he has done so across North America, including giving two TED talks/performances, ten years at Burning Man, plus radio, TV, and film appearances.
Dixon walked away from a distinguished career to follow his dream full-time, and invented a whole new music genre. Based on his classically-trained violin mastery, Dixon now improvises on a 5-string electric violin with a looper to create an all-live one-man symphony.
Guided by his remarkable personal story of life transformation, he shows the beauty of doing something seemingly impossible. Dixon’s passionate energy will enchant, mesmerize, and inspire you!
Dixon’s Violin will perform and speak in the Redstone Room from 9-10:30 pm.
Performing powerful, diverse originals and colorfully re-imagined covers and remixes, MRG will take the Redstone Room Stage following Dixon’s Violin. Visit their Facebook page for more information on this local band.
Arrive promptly for performance hall events as they will not be interrupted after starting.
In the Performance Hall:
- Kathleen Collins – The Shamanic Journey, 6:30-7:30 pm
Please bring yoga mat and eye covering for The Shamanic Journey.
- Rafiki Acorn- Flow Meditation and performance, 7:35-7:55 pm
- Lars Rehnberg – Reiki Self Healing, 8-9 pm
- EmJay – Music Therapy and performance – Redstone
- Nikki Jones – Essential Oils – Vending Area, 7:35-7:55 pm
- Duck – Relationship Between Consciousness and Matter
The Dragonfly is offering new seasonal specials–plan ahead and make your holiday shopping so easy!
Gift certificates are available for Power Animal retrievals for the holidays (or any time). Delight someone you love with an unforgettable and possibly even life-changing gift.
Special pricing for Soul Retrieval is here, just in time for your holiday gift giving.
From Winter Solstice through January 24 you may purchase gift certificates or schedule your own Soul Retrieval, regularly
$150.00 NOW value-priced at just $100.00.
We hope you’ll take advantage of this special pricing to enrich your life and the lives of those you love.
We were delighted to receive this message from a client who shared her experience of life changes she experienced after a soul retrieval. She has generously allowed us to share it with you, too, here:
I didn’t know what to expect from the soul retrieval. The morning after Kathleen did the soul retrieval, my husband and I drove to Iowa City to celebrate (a one hour drive). I was driving because he is in a wheelchair and can’t drive. I felt happy that morning and there were beautiful clouds above us, in front and surrounding us, curving around like the curvature of the earth. I was very aware of the clouds, as if they were much closer than usual and I felt I wanted to listen to music and tuned into a choir singing Bach, it was all very vivid and gorgeous. I felt a sense of wonder that one feels as a child as we drove along, completely in the present. I was unusually patient with my husband. He requires a lot of attention as he can’t move other than his neck, head and a bit in the shoulder and has trouble speaking, and I tire quickly on a drive and tend to be a little sharp. But not on that day. I could feel the returning child gifts within me and I kept hugging them internally and welcoming them. I felt the fullness of their presence and return within my being. Also there was a piece that I had given to my husband, it was welcomed back, and there was a sense of being more myself.
There was another aspect that returned, the disappointed or self sabotaging aspect, and I began to recognize what that self-sabotage really meant (not what I thought). Self sabotage had something to do with the gift of reconnection to my dreams (within the context of this insight), I realized that I should stop chasing the dreams that were totally unrealistic, (and not fun, bring little profit, hard work and impossible to arrange), and follow the fun ones that were within my reach in my situation (as a caregiver for my husband). Insights about my childhood also came to me. But most impressive to me was my patience, and the return of innocence and enjoyment of the simplest things (clouds, music, landscape, people), due to being more in the moment. These feelings were on and off during the next six days.
And THEN six days later, I experienced excruciating pain in my back which left me incapacitated for about three weeks, slowly recuperating over a six week period (still not fully there yet). My back had begun to feel more pain than usual a few weeks earlier in the summer. But I have never felt pain like that (maybe giving birth, but that was a mere 16 hours). When I told Kathleen about this and asked if it could have something to do with the soul retrieval, she wrote, “Sometimes CHANGE WANTS to happen for you SO DEEPLY so you can live with freedom”…and boy did I cherish those words. I realized that the feeling of too much being asked of me was being manifested in this pain. Suddenly I could no longer take care of Mark and everyone had to scramble! I was driven deep within by the pain and honestly, it was a relief (but excruciating) to do absolutely nothing for three weeks. I was like a helpless child. And I had to ask for help. But mostly I was aware of the pain, of my physical body and I had to take care of myself. Kathleen was very helpful during this period when we emailed each other.
Now, the result is that in the last few weeks (seven weeks since the soul retrieval) our lives have been rearranged in such a way that I have the help that I really need in taking care of my husband without damaging my back. Getting more help was a step in feeling safe in the world and not sabotaging myself, it was a HUGE STEP in my life. We are both much more relaxed because of this change, and I am seeing the possibility of having more time to myself in the future, something I just couldn’t see before. Also, I have had to change my diet and health habits to improve the arthritis in my back and I feel better for it.
I’ve also felt more inspiration in my art. That has been very strong, even when I was immobilized, as soon as I could sit for ten minutes, I began a new pastel painting. The feeling that “I don’t want to be here anymore” has mostly disappeared as well.
It’s an ongoing process, and as time moves forward I begin to recognize the internal attitudes that are changing and the changes that need to take place. Self-sabotage is starting to fall away, piece by piece, as I become more aware of the things I do to sabotage myself, (in the past it was difficult to see this). There are times when I might have “given” myself to Mark out of a deep sense of “How can I help him through this?” Now, instead, something inside of me says, “No, that won’t help either of us.” These were all part of the gifts received through the soul retrieval, and all I can say is welcome home and thank you, Kathleen!
The Dragonfly services are specially priced for those who are age 65 or better. The regular prices of many of our services are listed on the website. Contact Kathleen Collins for special pricing information on the services you would like to receive.
Your 12 archetypes were created as a Sacred Contract before birth for the purpose of learning the lessons meant for you! This guided class is powerful work to assist you in learning more about yourself and your path. It is also FUN
We will use the work of Caroline Myss as our guide…(no need to buy her book, Sacred Contracts).
We will learn which of our archetypes we “lead” with and that each archetype comes to life at different times, as we need them!
To fulfill your divine potential and even to resolve the many issues of daily life, you must enlist a higher plane of consciousness. To be able to see symbolically, to act appropriately on your intuitions, takes practice. There is no more valuable contribution that you can make to your spiritual health than learning to understand your Sacred Contracts as written in your own archetypal language. Identifying your energy patterns helps you to gain a much greater vision of the meaning and purpose of many of your experiences and relationships. When you symbolically read the content of your life, you can make better choices.
Sacred Contracts are mystical, inner agreements we have with our life path and with certain people on our life path. These agreements are not logical. They are mystical, mysterious, and hidden within the subtle forces that govern our life. It’s so very enlightening to understand your life through the lens of Sacred Contracts and to be able to recognize the people in this life who are bonded to you through such a sacred agreement. Every one’s life looks profoundly different before and after understanding their Sacred Contracts.
Four sessions (these are all necessary parts):
September 26 2-5 PM
October 3 2-5 PM
October 17 2-5 PM
October 24 2-5 PM COST: $ 250.00
LOCATION: my place 3649 Cedarview, Bettendorf IA
Please send deposit of $100.00 to the above address.
A simple snack and beverages will be offered.
Many insurance plans will cover this work. Ask me if I am a provider for yours!
100.00. This month: $75.00
Divination is a simple process for you. You just give me the questions that concern you, and we set a phone time to discuss the answers. Or, you can arrange to meet with me personally.
The responses come from my spiritual teachers. Your questions can be about ANYTHING or ANYONE in your life. This can be VERY helpful.
It is my honor to serve you.
MEN’S GROUP: FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AND ARE THIRTY YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER
When: The first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Where: Bettendorf, Iowa (call 563-332-4361) in private residential setting
Facilitated by: Kathleen Collins, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
To register or if you have questions: Call 563-332-4361, or Email ostrichkc[at]live[dot]com
Cost: Free Will Donation
The Dragonfly by Kathleen Collins, is offering special pricing in February until March 1, 2015 on Compassionate Depossession. This service, normally $100.00, is offered only during the month of February for just $75.00.
There are real cases of spiritual possession. It’s also important to note that at the same time most of us can experience being ‘overshadowed’–as if some ‘thing’ is in our way. This ‘something’ can be gently removed from your energy field. In compassionate depossession, the Shaman escorts that spirit to the place it is meant to be.
This is very powerful, yet very simple work and can release you to move on your way more strongly.
[Update: January 2015–the Christmas gift specials are no longer available.]
Gift certificates for Power Animals are available (usually $75.00 – until January 1, $50.00!)
I am able to discover someone’s totem from a distance, if they do not live here.
Also, any of my services are $60,00 now (usually $80.00). (Soul retrieval not included)
Also, Solar Lunar calendars are in for 2015 and are $21.50.
Drumming tapes ~ $19.00
Intuition oil ~ $15.00 (made by Dr. Norm Shealy)
Eye covers for journeying or profound sleep ~ $10.00
Bath salts created with essential oils and epsom salts for healing and transformation are $10.00 or $15.00
Rose oil (used to protect your boundaries) $12.00
The Shamanic Journey course description:
Participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal, near-universal, and common basic methods of the shaman to enter non-ordinary reality for problem solving and healing. Participants are initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with Nature. Please bring a rattle or a drum if you have one. Wear comfortable clothing, warm socks, bring a bandanna, cushion/blanket, and a pen and notebook to record your journeys.
Information about the 2014 Communiversity Program is available on this YouTube video:
To be empowered and loved leads one to be able to love and empower others! This picture shows purity of spirit and a genuine naiveté and trust in life. Canada in the 50’s was untouched- no running water inside and much magic still left!
The Dragonfly recommends the message of Steven Halpern, a Grammy nominated recording artist and pioneering sound healer, in his current newsletter [September 2014]. Click through and read it on his website in its entirety.
“Addiction, Recovery, Meditation and Relaxation”
Entitled “Addiction, Recovery, Meditation and Relaxation,” the newsletter offers a different and necessary perspective on healing from addiction and the need for a deep spiritual connection. This is a timely message for us all.
- Read and learn more at www.StevenHalpern.com
- Watch videos at YouTube.com/StevenHalpernMusic
- Friend him at www.Facebook.com/StevenHalpernFanPage.
- Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/stevenhalpern
And a dragonfly is most often seen near water and light.
Power of light:
- Breaking down illusions
- Seeing the truth in situations
Plus, everyone stops to look at a dragonfly–wow….so, hopefully people will find magic in their own lives through our work together!
Thus, the name of my business–The Dragonfly.
The harmony we feel when connected with Nature and our special “four-leggeds” reminds us of the possibility of living with all in harmony.
On the second Sunday of every month (except February), Kathleen Collins facilitates The Healing Group from 3-5 PM. The public is welcome to attend this group for a nominal $5.00 donation This group gathers to focus healing energies for family, friends, yourself, community and the planet. Please bring a drum or rattle if you have one (or any musical instrument).
Location: 3420 Towne Pointe Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa MAP
The Dragonfly Shamanic Counseling offers monthly group sessions on the first Sunday afternoon of each month. The August 2014 session is held at the Davenport School of Yoga (3rd Floor) at 421 Brady Street from 2-4 pm.
The public is invited and encouraged to join us in connecting more deeply with Spirit Helpers and Power Animals!
Suggestion Donation: $5.00