June 2015 In this issue: ▪ Meditation Retreat: Love Yourself Well▪ Photos from Tanis' European Workshops▪ Article: Am I a Hybrid? SHARING Dear F

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June 2015

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Tanis (center, kneeling) with Nature Spirits Workshop participants in Barcelona, Spain.

Dear Friend,

As you can see from the photo at right, Tanis is in Europe right now leading workshops on nature spirits and meditation. Looks like things are going well!

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped organize these events: Maya Moussa in Barcelona, Christoph Wasser, Vielharmonie, Swantje Schakel in Germany, and Camilla Jauncey in Scotland (workshop in June). And to all of the many participants - friends old and new - it's been such a lovely experience and I hope to see you all again next year!

On North American schedule, the annual Love Yourself Well meditation retreat at Diamond Heart on the seacoast north of Vancouver, B.C., Canada is coming up July 19-25 - we'd love to see you there.

In our article this month, Tanis helps you answer the question, "Am I a Hybrid?". The article touches on some of the issues discussed in greater depth in her new book, Hybrids: So you think you are human.


"Never be afraid to try something new.
Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic."

--Author unknown


Powell River, BC, Canada - July 19-25, 2015


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Come to this meditation retreat to release, relax, and rejuvenate your heart and soul. Come bathe in the beauty of nature. Your heart will be grateful and your soul satisfied.

Gifts you receive from this retreat:

Uncage your heart
Receive physical and psychological tools to release old patterns
Practice forgiveness for yourself and others
Uncover unconscious family paradigms that limit your joy, love, energy and life
Release fear and scarcity to embrace love and trust in your life
Say “no” without guilt and fully realize your potential
Heal past traumas to love others deeply and fully
Overcome “overwhelm” and receive peace

Days of silent meditation and inner contemplation will be accompanied by sharing with loving others with whom you journey. Meditative techniques include yoga for all levels, spiritual energization exercises, labyrinth, walking and sitting meditation.

PRICE: $795 ($695 Early Bird registration until June 8, 2015), plus meals and accommodation.

Jenny Lou Linley, jennylou(at)telus.net, 1 (604) 733-0339

More information: http://www.iitransform.com/meditation-retreat/

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Maya Moussa, Barcelona, Spain.

Thank you so much to Maya Moussa for organizing the Barcelona workshop, Working and Playing with Nature Spirits May 9 & 10 with Tanis!

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Love Yourself Well Meditation Retreat, May 22-27. A happy group at Hensellek, Germany!

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Walking meditation at Hensellek, Germany.


by Tanis Helliwell


What is a Human?

In the near future we will have to deal with this essential question: What is human or, at least, what is a conscious being? This is true for many reasons including the rise of self-programming computers and computer replacing human body parts. It is also true because of increasing discoveries about the previously unknown intelligence of many “animals”, such as dolphins and elephants or with the many hybrid animals that arise in nature, such as the liger which is a cross between a male lion and female tiger or the wolphin, a cross between a bottlenose dolphin and false killer whale.
However, my article and new book Hybrids: So you think you are human does not deal with these subjects – interesting though they be. It is concerned with what I believe to be an entirely new and necessary genre of investigation.

Evidence for Hybrids

Myths, religions and archeological discoveries around the world discuss the existence of intelligent non-human beings who are interacting with humans and who have interbred with humans creating hybrids. This repeated evidence points to the fact that these non-human beings have been doing this for many thousands (probably hundreds of thousands) of years, since before recorded time.

I became interested in the topic of hybrids when I was in practice as a psychotherapist. During that time I continuously met humans who were different from the human norm and could not be understood by traditional psychotherapeutic models. This discovery led me to research the topic of hybrids over many years with the results I offer in my new book.

During the last 20 years I have given workshops on elementals, as well as hybrids, and many people urged me to write a book on this subject. There is a lot of information on angels and elementals today and I feel the time is ripe to present the possibility that not all humans are fully human. I say “possibility” as it is important that each of us discovers for ourselves if this is true or not.

In Hybrids I investigate how hybrids are created and give evidence about the existence of 22 different hybrids. These include elementals, angels, dolphins, merpeople, giants, dragons, centaurs, pan and many others.

During this journey of exploration Lloyd the Leprechaun, who you might know from Summer with the Leprechauns and Pilgrimage with the Leprechauns, accompanies me. He wished to be involved in the writing of Hybrids and to offer many of his insights about how various hybrids have interacted with elementals in the elemental world.

This book gives information about the most common hybrids and in addition contains stories from various people who think they are certain hybrid beings. With the help of a short questionnaire in the appendix, the reader can find out if they are one of those hybrids.

Benefits of being a Hybrid

In Hybrids: So you think you are human you will discover if you and others you know are hybrids and what type of hybrid you are. And…if you discover that you are one of these types of hybrids, you will hopefully find a deeper understanding about WHY you are like you are, as well as more clarity about your life purpose and the gifts you have to achieve your purpose.

There are many benefits to discovering you are a hybrid, or that people you know may be hybrids. Many hybrids have told me they have a deep sense of rightness about the idea of hybrids. Hybrids often speak about becoming more authentically themselves and how they learned to accept and love themselves more as a result of their discovery.

Accepting the possibility of hybrids can set us on a path to deeper understanding of our differences and the gifts each of us can offer to the world. It turns our world from black and white to a multitude of rich colors as we discover our talents, weaknesses, reasons for living, and how to co-create together on this wonderful planet.

Am I a Hybrid?

The following thoughts are common to hybrids. If you answer “yes” to many of these statements, the topic of hybrids will be of special interest to you.

I often feel I don't fit in
I am hypersensitive to violence
I am deeply committed to helping the Earth
I would describe myself as an independent thinker
I follow my own inner guidance about rightness, even if it goes against the norm

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Love as always,

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Tanis Helliwell
International Institute for Transformation


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