Amy Aspell is a teacher, consultant, counselor and spiritual director. Recently she served a year as a VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) for the Housing Resources Board on Bainbridge Island where she created the now-annual Bird House Auction and worked with residents to participate in their own governance. She continues to work with HRB as a consultant organizing classes and empowering residents through developing a Residents Committee as a standing committee of the Board of Directors. She is available to consult for other organizations particularly in fields of community development and organization or creative projects. Through her own non-profit Spiritual Wisdom Studio, Amy, an ordained minister with Centers for Spiritual Living, offers classes in metaphysical philosophy teaching spiritual principles that empower individuals to create beautiful lives. She provides spiritual counseling and offers the Prepare-Enrich Inventory for couples to identify and address areas for growth in their relationships, as well as performing marriages, memorials and other ceremonies.
“I really feel rewarded when my students or people I am working with gain new awareness and begin to claim their creative power in new ways,” says Amy. “I’ll be offering the first of a series of classes about using spiritual principles for self-mastery starting in January at Office X-Pats. Just call me to get enrolled! And watch for a free Q & A Introduction about this class.”
The first 8-week class is called “The Spiritual Path.” Why be on a spiritual path? We are all presented with challenges, disturbances, choices in our daily lives and as we strive to understand ourselves and to learn the principles of how life works we can make more skillful decisions and create lives that are more rewarding. The practices we develop to do that are our spiritual practices and lead us on an unfolding path of discovery and development – our spiritual path. The Science of Mind is a practical philosophy that I try to live in each moment. Applying the principles can help us to create more beautiful lives just as applying aesthetic principles creates beautiful art. The latest quantum physics experiments and brain research all support the practices of Science of Mind and point to the power of our thought to influence outcomes in our experience. This first class introduces the developmental history of the Science of Mind with its “new” concept of God. Classes explore the nature of God in the individual and how thought creates our personal reality. Spiritual mind treatment, as a method for changing our experience, will be introduced. We’ll use as texts ‘The Science of Mind” by Ernest Holmes and “Spirits in Rebellion” by Charles Braden. Classes will be on Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm beginning January 16th. 8 weeks for $200. Limited scholarships available with advance arrangement.
Amy’s earlier career was in the arts as an artist, teacher and organizational leader, including being a prize-winning fiber artist, serving as the Director of the Tampa Community Design Center (an architectural non-profit in Tampa, Florida), Executive Director of the Arkansas State Arts Council under then-Governor Bill Clinton, and Supervisor of the Irvine Fine Arts Center in CA. Her experience includes leading Boards of Directors; planning, budgeting and supervising programs, grant writing, staff supervision and liaison with local to national leaders & agencies.