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Tarsia Center for Inner Transformation & Healing

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“The Keys to Inner Transformation and Healing” is a home-based learning community program that calls upon the teachings of Edgar Cayce, along with other ancient and contemporary traditions. This online program encompasses holistically rich spiritual traditions in order to support you and inspire you in your journey to:

  • Make a deeper connection to your spiritual ideal, your authenticity, and your wholeness.
  • Enrich your meditation and mindful living practices.
  • Develop your emotional intelligence, somatic wisdom, and intuitive insights.
  • Gain clarity through a new perspective on personal obstacles and blocks.
  • Connect with an enhanced capacity for resilience.
  • Commit to self-care as a spiritual path and create a set of self-care practices for deep personal change, attunement, and healing.

The program will include:

  • Virtual community teaching sessions that will draw from principles in the Cayce readings and parallel wisdom sources.
  • A set of learning materials to be completed at your pace.
  • Practical application exercises to make the concepts about inner transformation and healing come alive for you

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Keys to Inner Transformation and Healing – a 14-week online program from January 7 to April 7, 2024 with online Zoom gatherings of the learning community every two weeks.

This is an in-depth personal exploration guided by two experienced educators and practitioners – Mary Elizabeth Lynch and Mark Thurston.

Tuition for the 14-week online course: $649

The Guiding Vision

All aspects of the program are designed to help you build capacity for greater courage, creativity, and positive engagement in the uncertain, ever-changing landscape of our times. Capacity-building is a journey toward wholeness with two intertwined pathways.

  • The first pathway is an inner journey to discover your authentic self and intentionally incorporate it into your way of being, becoming integrated and whole.
  • The second pathway is an outward facing journey. With your authentic self as your foundation, you can more confidently share your gifts and talents through unique, positive contributions.

These journeys are not separate. They build upon one another, allowing you to see yourself, other people, and the world in new ways, and to act on discovered insights.

Through enhanced self-awareness, creativity, and joyful service, you will find that you can confidently meet life’s challenges and opportunities. Not only that, but as you connect with your authentic self and grow into your full potential, you will also become a guiding light to others. In your work life, you will be more effective and productive. In your personal life, you will be healthier and live more whole-heartedly.

There are many paths to transformational change and healing. Some focus on the physical, while others focus on attitudinal healing or on emotional healing. A special feature of the Cayce material is the emphasis on all levels of transformational change and how they can be integrated. The “Keys to Inner Transformation” program integrates the modern science of well-being with the ancient wisdom of holistic living. This powerful blend of teachings will deepen your understanding and experience of your cognitive abilities for both analytical reasoning and intuitive insight.

The course is structured around seven principles, or “keys,” for inner transformation, all of which serve to promote personal healing and bring greater clarity about one’s own role in building health and healing for the world at large. The 14-week program (starting Sunday, January 7th) includes two-hour Zoom meetings conducted on Sunday afternoons every two weeks to kick-off a new Module. Online learning materials are supplied for the following 13 days, completed at your own pace. If you need to miss a Sunday Zoom meeting, you will be able to access it later as archived material.

What are the 7 Keys?

What are the 7 Keys?
The 7 course modules will follow the sequence of the following core principles about the way in which Inner Transformation prepares in you the necessary foundation for future betterment.

Key #1: Changing or healing anything in your life starts by transforming something within.

Key #2: Identifying and acting upon a spiritual ideal that sets in motion transformational forces.

Key #3: Meditation and mindful living are indispensable practices for inner transformation and healing.

Key #4: Self-care that promotes well-being is an inherently spiritual practice.

Key #5: The energy making us unhealthy is the same energy that can potentially heal us.

Key #6: The body’s intelligence is a reliable guide and support to healing at every level.

Key #7: Moving from “willfulness” to “willingness” promotes a healthy, transformative will-force.

Who is Likely to Benefit?

You are going through a transition in your life now. Transitions—as difficult and disturbing as they can sometimes be—can also be an opening to a new and healthier way of being. However, it takes wisdom and support to skillfully navigate a transition. Sometimes, the transition involves the challenge of letting go of the past and courageously looking to what might come next. Other times, the transition calls you to a new understanding and commitment to your values and ideals. A transition can be something such as starting a new career, entering into marriage or parenthood, or moving to a new home.

You are struggling with some type of “disease.” It may manifest in one or more ways. It can show up as a physical health problem, an attitudinal difficulty, an emotional woundedness and feeling of being “stuck,” or even a spiritual crisis.

You feel ready for “change” in your life, but you want something more profound than a self-improvement change—which is simply rearranging and adjusting the familiar parts of who you are. You are ready for transformational change, which involves a broader way of knowing and experiencing yourself and your place in the world. You are ready to add a dimension that comes from the engagement of your spiritual ideal and all the connections of body, attitudes, and emotions that move your life toward Oneness.

You are at a time for constructive reflection about your life – a purposeful pause to reassess and recalibrate what comes next for you. This can manifest as the need to find answers to some deep questions, or as a call to step back from your many life experiences and connect to an inner wisdom that reveals a way forward to enhanced health and healing. This kind of pause and reflection can foster in you the assurance that you are using your gifts and talents to contribute to the well-being of the world.

Course Leaders

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Mary Elizabeth Lynch

Mary Elizabeth Lynch, JD, is an educator, organization leader, and conflict transformation specialist who serves as president of the non-profit Personal Transformation and Courage Institute. She is an adjunct faculty member of George Mason University, where she teaches courses about mindfulness, resilience, and self-care. Mary Elizabeth is a life member of A.R.E. and has been a student of the Cayce readings for 45 years, in addition to her in-depth studies of other traditions of spirituality and healing, including Vajrayana Buddhism.

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Mark Thurston

Mark Thurston, PhD, is an educator, author, and longtime leader within the A.R.E., including his current position as a member of the organization’s Board of Trustees. He works full-time as an associate professor at George Mason University, where he teaches courses about mind-body health, consciousness, and meaning. He is the author of more than a dozen books about spirituality, personal transformation, and finding one’s calling in life.

About the Tarsia Center

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Cassie Tarsia

Cassina “Cassie” Tarsia of Oceanside, California, a longtime A.R.E. member and dedicated student of the Cayce information, has made the creation of a new healing center within A.R.E. possible with a generous $1 million donation. The Tarsia Center is dedicated to the healing of individuals and the awakening of deeper spiritual consciousness in the world.

In addition to promoting personal growth and transformation, one purpose of the Tarsia Center is to create a modern-day “Temple of Initiation,” which will enable individuals to experience personal processing of old imprints on the soul’s memory and expand consciousness toward Oneness with God. A staunch advocate of personal and emotional healing, Cassie Tarsia describes the importance of processing, as follows:

“’Processing’ is the allowing of the opening of the heart and soul to the held energies that lie within. It is the core of what is necessary to release the held emotions from both the soul and the heart. It requires simply that you are ready and have the memories of the past lifetimes (or present life traumas). In my experience, it usually takes some deeply touching heart-feeling music … while sitting in a chair with the eyes closed, in a meditative state, allowing the opening from within as the emotions are touched by the resonance from the music as it begins to open the heart and soul. Then comes the awareness within by the person, identifying where the energy is coming from, as the processing begins, and given that it is allowed by the inner being. After having completed the final processing, there may come the opportunity to correct the judgments and misunderstandings in the personality. There are also other types of work with processing that may be utilized when the people involved with facilitating such work have become proficient in their knowing of just how to do these things.”

The ideal of the Tarsia Center is to create of a state of oneness with the Creative Forces by awakening the heart and soul forces, connecting with the whole, and attaining harmony of being.

We are grateful for Cassie’s gift, her vision, and the deep love that inspires her to contribute to others’ growth and healing.


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