Subject: Wilbur News for December 2017

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C A R E T A K E R ' S  L E T T E R
Dear Friends of Wilbur:
When we do what we call hearing, we actually are touched by a vibration, be it the buzz of a bee or the ratatat of a jack hammer. We feel sound. Hearing is actually feeling.

As this feeling, which we call hearing, gets more intense, it intrudes on our consciousness. We then decide if we want to focus on the feeling or put up a barrier to avoid allowing the vibratory feeling to distract us.

People who live near airports build protective barriers to keep the roar of jet planes out of their consciousness.

In recent history, 78 percent of people living in flight corridors, of airports, suffered from sleep difficulties and increased aggression which interfered with daily activities and overall health.

Sound that we call noise is one of the most common causes of sleep disturbance. When sleep disruption becomes chronic adverse health effects increase significantly.

Exposure to noise is associated with elevations in blood pressure and adverse cardiovascular effects.

Studies have linked noise exposure with increased gastrointestinal changes and anxiety.

The reason for these demographic statistics associating increased sound levels with decreased health is that building a barrier to protect us from sound requires energy. The larger the barrier we build and the more frequently the barrier is utilized, the more energy is expended.

The cost of Barrier Energy is a drain on the immune system.

Sound is measured in decibels. Here are some common decibel levels:

  • 150 dBP = fireworks at 3 feet (impulse noise)
  • 140 dBP = firearms (impulse noise)
  • 140 dBA = jet engine
  • 130 dBA = jackhammer
  • 120 dBA = jet plane takeoff, siren
Extremely Loud
  • 110 dBA = maximum output of some MP3 players, model airplane, chain saw
  • 106 dBA = gas lawn mower, snowblower
  • 100 dBA = hand drill, pneumatic drill
  • 90 dBA = subway, passing motorcycle
Very Loud
  • 80–90 dBA = blow-dryer, kitchen blender, food processor
  • 70 dB = busy traffic, vacuum cleaner, alarm clock
  • 60 dBA = typical conversation, dishwasher, clothes dryer
  • 50 dBA = moderate rainfall
  • 40 dBA = quiet room
Faint (safe for 24 hours or more)
  • 30 dB = whisper, quiet library
The average decibel level at Wilbur Hot Springs has been measured, by Dames and Moore Environmental Firm, as being below the decibel level of the average library.

Sometimes I can feel the quiet at Wilbur. It is a sensation that is contributed to by the absence of sound. I can sense that I am not building Energy Barriers to minimize the intrusion of sound.

This absence of vibratory sounds, that we call noise, allows me to maximize the use of my energy in my immune system.
Next time you are at Wilbur let yourself feel, and experience, the absence of noise. Feel it during the day and at night. Recharge your immune system.

Wilbur provides prescription grade nature (RxN) and prescription grade quiet (RxQ).

Say hello the next time you are at Wilbur. We are the tall couple with the smiling eyes and laughing hearts.

Wishing you excellent health and ample RxQ

With affection for each of you,

Richard and Jolee,
Caretakers, Wilbur Hot Springs

Richard Louis Miller, M.A., Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology
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Midweek Promotion
Monday - Thursday 20% Discount for Overnight Stays
Discounts are applicable for Monday- Thursday visits. Discounts must be applied upon check-in. May not be combined with other offers, no retro-active discounts.

Dr. Richard L. Miller's new book is out!

Please pick up a copy at one of these locations:

...and soon available at Wilbur's Country Store
Wilbur Hot Springs is supporting this petition to the UN to declare JUNE 22 - World Bathing Day - we encourage everyone to partake by signing at
Please share this link with all your friends - we hope to celebrate WORLD BATHING DAY on June 22, 2018 with you!
Dates for upcoming Wilbur events, workshops, specialized practitioners, and closures
are noted on our Wilbur event calendar on our website.
Ringing in the NEW YEAR with Chef Marion Cascio for a deliciously fun 
Guest Chef Weekend
December 30 - January 1 (fully booked)

*We have just a few spaces left for
Thanksgiving Guest Chef Weekend November 22 - 24

Or, join us in February for a fresh start to the new year with
Guest Chef Weekend 
February 23 - 25

Call to make your reservation (530) 473-2306

December 6 - 7
Rev. Julia Harrell is a spiritual minister who’s greatest joy is offering guidance to help others find their own higher truth on their path of daily living and awakening. 

Julia has had extensive training in clairvoyance techniques, spiritual healing modalities and trance mediumship for the past 17 years, with prior esoteric (meditation as a service to humanity) practice for 22+ years. Visit our website for more details and you can learn more about her and her certifications on her website at
December 8 - 10 | Complimentary for Wilbur Guests
Empathy workshops are offered by longtime Wilburite Angela Watrous. Her work is inspired by a rich lineage of nonviolence, the neurobiologically healing power of empathy, and diverse spiritual traditions. Learn more about Angela’s empathic counseling practice, her monthly Berkeley community Gather Together, and her upcoming online courses at
  • Fri. 6-7 pm: Compassion Meditation: Breathing in Warmth and Tenderness
  • Sat. 1-2 pm: Cultivating Resilient Self-Compassion: Warmly Attuning to Feelings and Needs
  • Sat. 6-7 pm: Somatic Empathy: Listening and Responding to the Body
  • Sun. 1-2 pm: Translating Self-Judgements into Life-Serving Messages
December 16 - 17

Complimentary to all Wilbur Guests ~ Shundo offers 4 guided meditations: December 16 both AM & PM sessions and Sunday December 17 another AM session. Come up for the day or stay Saturday Night to enjoy all that he has to offer. Visit our website for more details and to learn more about Shundo check out his website:
Complimentary Meditation with Anyes
December 20 - 21

Visit our website for more details.
2018 Dates
April 6 - 8 • April 13 - 15 May 4 - 6 • June 8 - 10
Sept 21 - 23 • Oct 5 - 7

Join Sarana for a weekend in 2018 of breathing, chanting, asana and soaking in the healing mineral waters of Wilbur. Strengthen your practice while relaxing and rejuvenating your body and mind.

You’ll step back from your daily routines and retreat to this sacred land, home to healing waters that have been used for renewal for centuries.

The popular SaranaYoga retreats at Wilbur always fill up fast. Please click below for additional details, and/or to make your reservation.

Plan Your 2018 Retreat Here
Wilbur Hot Springs is now hiring for the following position:
  • Front Office Manager
If you are interested in this position and you would like to join our family here at Wilbur Hot Springs, kindly send your resume to:
3375 Wilbur Springs Road, Wilbur Springs, CA 95987-9709 - 530-473-2306
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3375 Wilbur Springs Road, Wilbur Springs, CA 95987, United States
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