Classes, Lectures and Teaching from John Michael Thornton, Psychic Intuitive

Teaching

Answering the plea, do it for me

RootsandRocksThe answer is always “No.”  Like many readers and teachers, time and again I hear people say a thousand different variations on, “Do it for me.”  Spiritual work is too hard.  Being healthy is too much work.  Forgiveness is such a pain.  Instant gratification takes too long.  And, can’t you just make me psychic?  Isn’t there a Secret that makes it all easy?

One of our greatest challenges is how to teach and inspire people without trying to do the work for them and how to bring ourselves to do the hard work of spiritual development every single day.  In this talk we will explore ways of inspiring yourself and others to do the work and learn the lesson and make yourself and the world better each and every day.

Everything is a test, and everything is a lesson. No one can do it for you, but the rewards of choosing to take the test and learn the lessons are tremendous.

(45 Minutes)

This I Choose – Ethics and Responsibilities of the Modern Mystic

When you first start to explore spirituality and psychic development there is this wonderful honeymoon period.  You get the best parking places, synchronicity is everywhere and you talk to your guides more than you talk to your family – Then the true work begins and you are faced with the choice of continuing down a spiritual path or spending your life as a tourist.  No one can make the decision for you.  No one can or will make you choose one way or another.  For some people it is the first clear, personal choice of their lives.Pillars

Choice.

The path of Spirit is all about choice, free will, and living with our choices every day.  What are the guidelines we should follow?  How do our choices effect others?  Why do we make the choices we make, and how do we live with them?

In this brief look at choice and responsibility we will look at how world religions have viewed choice as well as looking at how modern mystics and teachers have explored this idea of free will.

(45 Minutes)

Faith, God and The Postman

MaryStatueThis is the story of how I stopped believing in the Divine, learned to respect angels and began to understand the power and place for faith - it has a lot to do with the U.S. Postal Service.

No one goes around believing in the Postman.  You know he will show up - Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

Belief is the end of faith.

Knowledge is the end of belief.

I Know there is a God and I see the Evidence and feel the Power every day.

Everyone needs a quick little talk in their back pocket that makes a point, makes them laugh and demonstrates your world view in 20 minutes or less - this is mine.

(20 Minutes)

Yoga Training and Bio

Finally, people in the Youngstown, Ohio, area can enjoy the luxury of personalized Yoga Instruction and small group classes.

Millions of people have found relaxation, gained strength and increased flexibility through yoga.

John Thornton Yoga I offer personalized sessions for individuals and small groups right in your home or office. With over ten years of yoga practice, I have taught small groups and individuals in Virginia, New York and Ohio. Yoga has helped me manage stress, increase flexibility and promote relaxation for many years; let me help you experience the benefits of a regular yoga practice.

I see Yoga as a meditation in motion. The grace and flexibility yoga imparts is the beautiful icing on the cake. A yoga practice should give you an intimate understanding of your body and leave you feeling pleasantly spent and spiritually refreshed.

Yoga can be gentle as a summer breeze or strong as the Santa Anna Winds, but the balance of breath, mindfulness and careful instruction will carry students through.

I like two levels of teaching, gentle beginners and a more active “power yoga.” Both classes should be challenging for all levels of students, but with different goals.

Training

altI was a teenage klutz, and a woefully uncoordinated child. At 16 I began studying yoga. I had known about yoga my whole life. My mother practiced yoga and I had taken the occasional class, but you don’t really begin to understand yoga until you undertake a regular practice.

At 16 I started a practice with Shirl Swan-Mock. Slowly, I became more centered and invested in my body; I gained awareness of the connection between my physicality, mind and spirit. From this awareness I gained some measure of physical grace and balance.

1993-1997 Shirl Swan-Mock Youngstown

1996-1998 Abby Alter Sharon, PA

1993-1994 Heather Heath Youngstown

1993-present Independent Study

Teaching Historyalt

1999-2000 - Association for Research and Enlightenment - Virginia Beach
2001-2003 - Private Lessons - New York, NY
2004-present - Private Lessons - Youngstown, OH
2005-present - Hubbard Community Pool Center