By Brian Siddhartha Ingle, ND, DO, and Gayatri Schriefer, hosts of the Somatic Movement Summit
Remember how you moved as a child without any aches and pains, and it felt like you didn’t have a body, and you were just free in your movements?
At some point, you started to feel life’s responsibilities pile up. And when you grew up, you started to carry the weight of life’s responsibilities on your shoulders.
Instead of being used as a means for you to experience the joy of movement, your body became a vehicle to carry your thinking mind around. Somehow, somewhere you became disconnected from the free joyful movement you experienced as a child.
Somatic practice is all about bringing us back to our natural state, as you’ll find out for yourself during the free Somatic Movement Summit that we’re privileged to host from April 27 - May 1.
You’ll discover that if we had continued to explore, like when we were children, we would not age in such a degenerative way. Instead, we would continue to flourish and learn by being embodied both physically and mentally. This creates a healthy maturation, keeping development alive as we sense and feel and not objectify the body.
Coming back to our natural way of moving enables us to be centered, grounded, pain-free, and happy. Our aliveness and freedom to move in the world enables us to actualize our dreams. Somatic practice builds resilience and helps us develop the skills to live a peaceful life.
I hope you’ll join us for the free 5-day Somatic Movement Summit beginning April 27. We video interviewed an array of international speakers, including Eleanor Criswell Hanna, EdD, Stephen Porges, PhD, Paul Linden, PhD, Martha Eddy, Sondra Fraleigh, Lavinia Plonka, Jeong Myung Gim, and Bernadette Pleasant.
You can register for this free summit here. Be prepared to discover the richness of moving and sensing from the inside!
The Shift Network continues our free Pandemic Programming, drawing from deep spiritual practices and insights to help you turn this time of shutting down into an opening up of new possibilities in your life. We feature seven live sessions a day and three from the archives, plus a special Community Zoom on Mondays and an Earth Day drumming circle this Wednesday. For the full roster of programming, click here.
EDITOR’S NOTE: “The Master Key” by Robert Peng, a featured speaker in The Shift Network’s Qigong Global Summit, is one of the most profoundly important books I’ve ever read. I can say that it’s life-changing with complete confidence, because it changed my life before I even finished reading it. I was so impressed with this book that we are serializing the section called “One Hundred Days of Darkness and Light” in future issues of Catalyst. You can read the twelfth installment (as well as the previous ones) here.
— Phil Bolsta
The uplifting stories in this issue’s “The Nicest Thing” section come from two speakers in the Somatic Movement Summit: Lavinia Plonka, a body language expert and teacher of the Feldenkrais Method®… and Suzanne Scurlock, a leading authority on conscious awareness.
You’ll also hear from Indigo Arco Iris, a Marketing Specialist on the Shift Community Transformation Team. Look for stories from other members of the Shift Team in future issues. We look forward to having you get to know us better!
Finally, we’d love to hear your answer to the question, Do you have a daily movement practice that helps you live with more ease and flexibility? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.
The human body is not an instrument to be used, but a realm of one’s being to be experienced, explored, enriched, and thereby educated.
— Thomas Hanna, founder of Clinical Somatic Education
A Personal Invitation to the April 27 - May 1 Somatic Movement Summit From Your Hosts, Brian Siddhartha Ingle and Gayatri Schriefer
Brian: Hi, my name is Brian Siddhartha Ingle, and I'm here with Gayatri Schriefer. We are your hosts for the Somatic Movement Summit that is coming up on the 27th of April through to the 1st of May.
Gayatri: We are so excited to bring you this free online event with more than 40 speakers over this 5-day summit. Experts and teachers in the field of somatic movement will share their best knowledge and wisdom with you to enhance resilience, wellbeing, and happiness.
Brian: You will meet our speakers on video, and as part of the sessions they will guide you through a somatic practice which is very relevant during these current challenging times. This gives you the tools to relieve stress and anxiety, balance your nervous system, and deepen your self-connection.
To watch this 3-minute video and read the rest of the text, click here.
Covid-19 Shakti Power Breathing Meditation
By Shift faculty Raja Choudhury
Use these 4 powerful breath techniques from Tantra, Shakti, and Kriya to increase your immunity and then invoke Chamunda and Rudra to help you heal yourself and heal the world. To practice these techniques along with Raja in this 19-minute video, click here.
The Global Opportunity and Blessings of Covid-19
By Michael Stone, host of Shift’s Shamanism Global Summit
Spring is here and with it an unprecedented opportunity, perhaps beyond any that has occurred since the birth of humanity. Today more than 7.5 billion people face a common, non-human threat in the form of the coronavirus. While there is fear, death, uncertainty, even panic, there is also beauty, kindness, and a compassionate birthing of an awakening human heart. One thing is clear, nothing will ever be the same again! To read more, click here.
Disproportionate racial impacts of Covid
First published on EmbraceRace.com
The Covid-19 crisis is hurting all our communities, but not equally. The data that would allow us to document the pandemic’s uneven toll rigorously are incomplete and only now emerging - and it’s already clear that communities of color, including children, once again are on the frontlines of vulnerability.
We’ve gathered — and are updating regularly — news links that begin to tell the story of the impact of Covid-19 on Black, Indigenous and People of Color and other racialized communities. These communities have been sounding the alarm about the vulnerabilities imposed on them by systemic bigotry and malign neglect for a very long time. Will our policy makers and all of us, collectively, hear and respond to the clarion call this time around?
Click here to access pandemic-related links pertaining to Asian Americans, Black Americans, Latinx Americans, Tribal Nations, Immigrants and Refugees, Other Racialized Groups, and more. And click here to see Covid-19 resources that take race seriously.)
Love in the Time of Covid-19
By Shift faculty HeatherAsh Amara
How can we open to love in the time of Covid-19? I know it is a challenging time for many of us, and bewildering as well because of how fast things have changed. Here are a few ways to stay grounded, out of disaster mind, and keep integrating our new reality. There is no time like right now, in the middle of a global pandemic and lockdown, to turn to face yourself and learn to navigate the sometimes stormy ocean of your emotions and thoughts AND learn tools on how to see from a truly universal perspective. To read more, click here.
Covid-19 Spiritual Energetic Support
Video by Shift faculty Desda Zuckerman
I bring this offering to you with open hands and heart. Right now, across the entire world all lands are struggling with a difficult virus and the danger it presents. It is my personal belief that we are in this together and that how we handle this crisis will teach us much about who we are and what we need to work on as a species to enhance our sense of interconnectedness and personal responsibility for each other.
Feel free to use this video meditation to treat Covid-19 and increase your spiritual stamina. It is not a replacement for medical care or an immunization against the virus. It is a self-affirming meditation for your whole body, mind, and spirit health.
If you know you have been exposed to Covid-19 please do it daily.
If you are worried about Covid-19 please do it every 3 or 4 days.
To read more, click here.
How Dreaming Gets Us Through
By Robert Moss, Shift faculty
In our current closed-down society, people who did not previously make much room in their lives for dreams are dreaming up a storm. Unused to sharing or working with dreams, they often shout out, “Why am I having this weird dream?” As a lifelong dreamer who devotes much of his time to teaching others how to dream, let me offer a few general observations. To read more, click here.
Embryo Floating Meditation
Teaching by Sondra Fraleigh, founder of Eastwest Somatics Institute and a featured speaker in the Somatic Movement Summit
Lie down on the floor, beach or grass, and enjoy an embryo floating meditation with Sondra Fraleigh and students of Eastwest Somatics. Prepare with Little Boat and Easy Alligator. Push up to Cobra Spiral, an easy movement that extends the back without strain. This 5-minute process is from Fraleigh's Land to Water Yoga. Here we see it in a collage of images that drift through. To watch the video, click here.
The Role of Religion During Covid-19 With Sister Jenna & Audrey Kitagawa
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the implementation of social distancing requirements, many religious institutions throughout the world have transitioned to offering religious services online. At a time when many are asking where is God in all this, what does this mean for our religious institutions, for us and for the way religions will serve as we move forward? Join us as Sister Jenna and Audrey Kitagawa discuss this important topic. To watch this video, click here.
The Freedom to Move, Freedom to Be: The Feldenkrais Method®
By Lavinia Plonka, a featured speaker in the Somatic Movement Summit
I was in my late 30s, at the height of my performing career, but my body felt like I was ready for the junk heap. My back hurt almost all the time. I was going to the chiropractor, massage therapist, and acupuncturist just to be able to keep getting on the stage. I was convinced that I had something terribly wrong with me. Once, I peeked at the chiropractor’s chart to see my diagnosis. It said “Lumbago.” Wow. Then I looked it up. Lumbago simply means lower back pain. That’s it? Nothing was really wrong with me? Then why the pain?
To read more, click here.
The Transformative Effects of Somatic Education in My Life
By Suresha Hill, EdS, HSE, DOMTP, a featured speaker in the Somatic Movement Summit
I was in peak condition in my twenties — worked out for hours at a time — and in college met a friend who changed my perspective on diet. Things began to develop into a spiritual path, which took me to India and a meditative, vegan life. After living in India for two years, my health took a nosedive into being in chronic pain, incredibly weak, and unable to digest a salad or anything beyond a bowl of soup.
To read more, click here.
The Master Key
By Robert Peng, a featured speaker in The Shift Network’s 2019 Qigong Global Summit
It's 1972 in the industrial city of Xiangtan, China. A frail child with a heart condition sneaks into a hotel boiler room and befriends the elderly yet vibrant attendant, who eventually reveals his true identity as a revered Qigong master. He heals the boy and, for the next 13 years, secretly teaches him the keys to unlocking the spiritual and healing dimensions of the Life Force.
It sounds like a modern-day fable, but the story is true. And with The Master Key, that grateful student, Robert Peng, invites all of us to enter the next chapter of this empowering path. Here, Master Peng brings together the unique insights of his teacher with the moving account of his own journey.
Click here to read the twlefth installment (as well as all the previous installments) of this profoundly moving book.
In this special video series, prominent authors, speakers, thought leaders, and others answer the question, “What is the nicest thing a non-family member has ever done for you?”
Suzanne Scurlock's Story
Leading authority on conscious awareness and a featured speaker in the Somatic Movement Summit
EXCERPT: I just went rushing into the gym. I came back out, got in the car, and I'm looking around for my deposit and I'm thinking, "There is no way that this deposit is actually going to show up again." Literally, it had hundreds of dollars of cash in it, I had, 20 checks, the deposit slip, and I just couldn't figure out... I knew I had locked the car; it didn't make any sense to me that it was gone. And then a woman comes running out of the gym waving my deposit slip. I said to her, "What happened?" She goes, “Mrs. Scurlock, Mrs. Scurlock, your deposit slip. A man just brought it into me. He said that he found it on the ground and he knew you must be absolutely desperate for it."
To watch the video and read the transcript of Suzanne’s 5-minute story of integrity in action, click here.
Lavinia Plonka's Story
Body language expert, teacher of the Feldenkrais Method®, and a featured speaker in the Somatic Movement Summit
EXCERPT: Her name is Dr. Terry Wulster and she did an examination, and she said, "Well, you're going to need several adjustments." I had no insurance and I couldn't even pay my mortgage at the time. I went, "How much is that going to cost me?" She said, "Well, the adjustments are $35 a session," and I fell apart. I just completely like weeping and sobbing about how I can never get it together and I don't have any money. She just went, "Well, don't pay me." And right in the middle of all my tears I just stopped cold, and I realized that, wow, when you get the right kind of shock, your emotions can change instantaneously. I was like, "What?"
To watch the video and read the transcript of Lavinia’s 4-minute story of awakening and purpose, click here.
Indigo Arco Iris' Story
Marketing Specialist for The Shift Network
EXCERPT: So I had to make a choice, doing all these quick calculations in my head... And the softest place to hit, it turns out, was the edge of this other car. So, I aimed at a specific spot on that car, so that when I hit the car — It was almost like playing pool too — like if I hit it right here I'm going to bounce over here and I won't bounce against the wall, I won't bounce into the river. So I did that. We hit, and as we hit, I remember this very spiritual moment where I started hearing some kind of benevolent beings talk to me...
To watch the video and read the transcript of Indigo’s 8-minute story of her collision course with destiny, click here.
“The Mystical Power of Sufi Breathwork, Mantras & Sacred Sounds” Facebook Live Q&A with Pir Shabda Kahn
Would you like to learn how to enjoy life and be of benefit to the world, even as you’re sheltering in place? Pir Shabda Kahn, the spiritual director of the Sufi Ruhaniat International, will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Tuesday, April 21, at 11:00am Pacific to share how you can cultivate daily breath, rhythm, and mantra practices to find your true essence of inner light. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.
“Energy Codes for Rebirth” Facebook Live Q&A with Dr. Sue Morter
Would you like to discover healing energy medicine practices to become a fully empowered, intentional co-creator of your life — even in the most unpredictable times? Bioenergetic medicine pioneer Dr. Sue Morter will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, April 22, at Noon Pacific to share how you can step into your power as a multidimensional, energetic being who’s co-creating the future you want. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.
“Mastering Your Energetic Field as an Empath or Highly Sensitive Person” Facebook Live Q&A with Bevin Niemann
Would you like to learn how to perceive your physical body as a powerful antenna that can alert you to subtle shifts in your energy? Bevin Niemann, a life purpose coach, online educator, writer, and co-founder of 1 Million Empaths, will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, April 29, at 9:00am Pacific to share how you can lovingly, kindly, and without judgement provide your system with what it needs to be healthy and vital. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.
We want to know: Do you have a daily movement practice that helps you live with more ease and flexibility? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.
Moving Beyond the Crush of Self-Doubt
By Marcela Widrig, a featured speaker in the Somatic Movement Summit
This past week I was flooded with self-doubt. It left me incapacitated in a way I hadn’t felt in years. All my old mind games came rushing in both to tell me truly soul-crushing things and that I had to figure my way out, now! The result was a wild spin out that I’m just now recovering from. I finally found the courage to face the monsters I am always sure are hidden under that bed, deep in the unknown. Here are 3 things I did, which I demonstrate in a video, and which I’m sure you can do too, if and when you get caught in the unrelenting claws of self-doubt. Click here to read this brief article and watch the 2-minute video.
40 Ways Highly Sensitive People Can Get Through This Stressful Time
By Shift faculty Julie Bjelland
40 Ideas to take care of and support yourself right now
1. Do something creative. When we activate our creative centers we tend to feel good
2. Listen to music you love
3. Stay connected to friends and family through video or phone calls
To read more, click here.
Pandemic World: How My Communal Past Helps Me Cope
By Jan Mundo, CMSC, CMT
First published in HoneySuckle magazine
I wondered why some people seemed to get it, while others seemed oblivious to everyone but themselves or didn’t want to be bothered? Weren’t community-minded, common-sense measures obvious to everyone? It dawned on me that my world view had been shaped by a half-century of exploring nature and eastern, mystical, and spiritual traditions and healing arts — and by the years I lived on a commune. To read more, click here.
Why You Should Ignore All That Coronavirus-Inspired Productivity Pressure
By Dr. Aisha S. Ahmad
First published in The Chronicle of Higher Education
Among my academic colleagues and friends, I have observed a common response to the continuing Covid-19 crisis. They are fighting valiantly for a sense of normalcy — hustling to move courses online, maintaining strict writing schedules, creating Montessori schools at their kitchen tables. They hope to buckle down for a short stint until things get back to normal. I wish anyone who pursues that path the very best of luck and health.
Yet as someone who has experience with crises around the world, what I see behind this scramble for productivity is a perilous assumption. The answer to the question everyone is asking — "When will this be over?" — is simple and obvious, yet terribly hard to accept. The answer is never.
To read more, click here.
The Promise of Regenerative Healing: A Systems Change Perspective
By Shift faculty Dr. Shamini Jain
As the global human family finds ourselves squarely in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, we’ve noticed how regenerative our Earth really is. Greenhouse gas emissions are plummeting and air quality has drastically improved, bringing blue skies to places like Los Angeles. Waterways like the Ganga (Ganges River), generally fraught with industrial pollution, are now clearing, with the water becoming drinkable.
This “Great Pause” as some have called it, is a time where we can reflect on how we wish to evolve the systems we humans have created, for a healthy, thriving life in right relationship with the Earth and with each other. There’s never been a better time for us to envision new possibilities for a regenerative, peaceful world — and begin to bring that world into fruition. To read more, click here.
Save the World
Song by Far I Shields
This is my first Green song and also the introduction to the type of music that I am playing: Love Consciousness.
Like a river runs to the sea the solution lies within you and me. Every man and woman must have the courage to live their dreams. We must begin to look at ourselves as power-filled beings capable of manifesting the solutions needed to create heaven on earth.
To read more — and to listen to Far I’s song — click here.
Releasing Fear Through Movement
By Marcela Widrig, a featured speaker in the Somatic Movement Summit
Fear gets trapped in our chests so easily. We can open it up by moving our shoulders every which way. It's energy that needs to move. When fear is trapped in place, it takes us to deep, dark old stories. Now more than ever, we want the energy in our lives, not the scariness. I’ll take you through various shoulder movements, using the technique of stopping and moving on the beat to discover new options. To watch the video, click here.
Meditations with Master Mingtong Gu
Sign up for the Chi Center newsletter and receive a new Wisdom Healing Qigong meditation every week led by beloved Shift faculty Master Mingtong Gu. These free weekly meditations focus on all aspects of health, healing, and awakening.
Click here, scroll down until you see this image, and enter your email address for free access.
Free access to The HeartMath Experience for you and your loved ones
A message from Deborah Rozman, HeartMath CEO
Our deep compassion goes out to you, as we understand that we are all being challenged with highly stressful adjustments to situations disrupting the flow of our lives and feelings of safety. Our hearts are with you. As a gesture of our care to hopefully uplift your spirit, we are offering free access to our popular new online program, The HeartMath Experience, during the months of April and May and possibly longer.
This effective 90-minute interactive learning experience, which has been featured at film festivals, provides insights into the power of your heart’s intelligent guidance. You will learn 5 scientifically validated HeartMath techniques designed to help you reduce stress and anxiety while increasing inner security and emotional poise. Click here for free access.
Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times: Powerful Tools to Cultivate Calm, Clarity, and Courage
By Philip Goldberg
Get the ebook for just $1.99 through Sunday, April 19!
You have a sanctuary of peace and fortress of strength within you. This concise, compassionate guide will help you access it. It’s filled with practical tools that provide spiritual support at a moment’s notice, in whatever time you have, with whatever attention you can spare. Philip Goldberg draws on authoritative texts and masters from every spiritual path, especially the empirical methods of the Yoga tradition — as well as contemporary psychology, scientific research, and decades of interviews and personal experience. The result is a wide range of techniques to relieve the mind and body, refresh the spirit, and gird you for constructive action.
This breezy, thorough, pragmatic book will help you find refuge and healing from the crazy times we’re living in — and will prepare you for taking robust steps to help restore sanity in the world around you.
Today, Sunday, April 19, is the last day you can purchase the ebook for $1.99. After today, it will revert back to the regular price. To get the ebook for $1.99, or to pre-order the paperback prior to its August publication date, click here.
Reach Out: Body Awareness Training for Peacemaking — Five Easy Lessons
A free ebook by Paul Linden, PhD, a featured speaker in the Somatic Movement Summit
Reach Out approaches peacefulness as a body state. The book teaches five short, simple, practical lessons which show how to develop kindness, inner strength, and a peaceful attitude. This body state is the foundation for effective conflict resolution and peacemaking. Click here to download your free copy.
Donate Your Corona Bucks!
Initiated by Bill McCart
The Federal government has begun sending checks of up to $1,200 to each adult taxpayer. We call them “Corona Bucks.” The money is intended to prop up a dangerously slumping economy and help offset the loss of income that many millions of Americans are experiencing from the coronavirus pandemic.
Are you fortunate enough to have escaped the worst financial impacts of the pandemic? Are some of your family, friends, co-workers and others around you much more affected than you? If so, then you are one of those we are appealing to! So we ask you to… Donate Your Corona Bucks!
Here are some ways you can donate your Corona Bucks to help people who are financially most affected by the pandemic:
Option 1: Give directly to those around you.
Option 2: Give to a local charity.
Option 3: Give to a national charity.
Or any combination of the three. It’s up to you!
To read more, click here.
Subtle Energy & Biofield Healing: Evidence, Practice & Future Directions
Is there science behind energy healing? Click here to check out this brand-new unprecedented status update on subtle energy and biofield science and healing, including a comprehensive report, global maps of researchers and healing organizations, and a bubble map and searchable database of scientific articles.
For several years, The Shift Network has hosted Indigenous leaders from around the world and invited them to share their sacred knowledge, rituals, and practices to guide us in a way of living that is sustainable, healthy, and just. We’re thus delighted that the Global Indigenous Wisdom Library makes this “virtual council” of leaders and their wisdom available for everyone, everywhere for free. The Global Indigenous Wisdom Library is a collection of audio and video interviews featuring Indigenous leaders from around the world sharing prayers, sacred songs, prophecies, spiritual teachings, and pathways to healing, as well as concrete examples for birthing a new era — one in which all members of the human family are treated with respect, understanding, compassion, and justice. This sacred wisdom is important medicine for us all.
The production of The Global Indigenous Wisdom Library is a gift from The Shift Network, designed to inspire, inform, and involve you by highlighting the voices and important messages of Indigenous leaders from around the world. We want to give a heartfelt thanks to Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. (“Brother Phil”) for his partnership in helping create this Indigenous Wisdom collection. And we thank all the speakers who have contributed to this body of knowledge. To discover more, click here.
World Peace Library. Designed for the layperson and professional peacebuilder alike, the World Peace Library has over 425 audio and video interviews with some of the most remarkable, inspiring peacebuilders in the world available to you at NO COST. You’ll find hundreds of hours of inspirational, peacebuilding, compassion-spreading talks and trainings at your fingertips with this FREE global resource. There’s no way you can’t come away from the World Peace Library deeply inspired, transformed — and part of the solution. Click here to find out how to take peace to the next level — and help co-create a global culture of peace that leaves a legacy of good for our children, our children’s children and all of humanity and life on earth.
Book by Stephen Dinan: Sacred America, Sacred World. Infused with visionary power, Sacred America, Sacred World is a manifesto for our country’s evolution that is both political and deeply spiritual. It offers profound hope that America can grow beyond our current challenges and manifest our noblest destiny, which the book shows is rooted in sacred principles that transcend left or right political views. To order your copy, click here.
If you would like to submit something to Catalyst, please see the submission guidelines: click here.
Invite your family and friends to participate in the Somatic Movement Summit, which takes place April 27 - May 1. Life-changing insights and practices await! To discover more — and register for free — click here.
Discover Potent Antiviral Herbs & Formulas to Protect Your Body From Viral Conditions — A free video event with world-renowned plant medicine pioneer and leading grassroots healthcare expert David Crow, LAc. Explore scientifically proven studies, clinically based herbal practices, and antiviral formulas to help you think like a clinician –– and address viral conditions to create your healthiest life. Saturday, April 25, at 10:00am Pacific
Discover Qigong Practices to Clear Stress & Build Your Supercharged Immune System — A free video event with Lee Holden, an internationally renowned instructor in meditation, Tai Chi, and Qigong. Unlock your own inner power to discover the root cause of disease and transform it — as you receive practices to boost your vitality, rejuvenate your Qi, and build a powerful immune system. Wednesday, April 29, at 5:30pm Pacific
Ayurveda for Strengthening Your Immune System and Balancing Mind, Body & Soul — with Dr. Marc Halpern, Ayurvedic doctor and teacher, author, president of the California College of Ayurveda, and co-founder of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. Explore easy-to-implement practices and specific foods, lifestyle approaches, and plant medicines to improve every aspect of your health and boost your immune strength.
New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Monday, April 20
The Engoldenment Course — with internationally renowned scholar-mystic and author Andrew Harvey. Facilitate your own renewal at this crossroads and open to the beauty of your true divinity.
New 12-Week Live Audio Training Starts Wednesday, April 22
The Mystical Power of Sufi Breathwork, Mantras & Sacred Sounds — with Pir Shabda Kahn, spiritual director of the Sufi Ruhaniat International. Cultivate daily breath, rhythm, and mantra practices to find your true essence of inner light and access your happiness baseline.
New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Tuesday, April 28
Energy Codes for Rebirth — with bioenergetic medicine pioneer Dr. Sue Morter. Discover healing energy medicine practices to become a fully empowered, intentional co-creator of your life — even in the most unpredictable times.
New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Wednesday, April 29
Upcoming Events (all subject to change):
• Bevin Niemann 7-week course
• Mindfulness & Meditation Summit
• David Crow 5-week course
• Lee Holden 7-week course
• Wendy De Rosa 9-week course
• Chloe Goodchild 7-week course
• don Oscar Miro-Quesada 9-week course
• Eileen McKusick 7-week course
• Lavinia Plonka 12-week course
• Judith Orloff 7-week course
• Evelyn Rysdyk 7-week course
• Lauren Walker 10-week course
• Robert Moss 12-week course
SevaChild, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is saving tens of thousands of impoverished children in India from Vitamin A deficiency, the leading cause of preventable childhood blindness.
Founder Rick Carlton sent out this urgent message earlier this month:
“I have been working feverishly with our board members and our Indian counterparts to implement a plan to help protect as many lives as we can from the coronavirus pandemic that will soon overwhelm impoverished communities in India. We have decided to repurpose our mission to meet this impending human catastrophe by providing protective masks to the millions we have served with your help over the past ten years.”
To find out more and make a donation, click here.
The Global Village Foundation
The Global Village Foundation (GVF) is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that serves the developing communities of rural SE Asia. We focus primarily on education, encouraging literacy and supporting local and regional arts and culture. We provide life lessons to local recipients and local and international volunteers through hands-on engagement at the grassroots level. GVF is a non-governmental, nonreligious, and nonpolitical 501(c)(3)organization based in California. It was founded by author, peacemaker, and humanitarian Le Ly Hayslip,whose bestselling memoir was made into the 1993 movie, Heaven and Earth, by Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone.
Click here to visit the website.
Click here to make a donation.
California native Greg Breda is a self-taught contemporary visual artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. Painting with acrylic paint on canvas, mylar, and paper, his work explores the strength, resilience, and beauty of the human spirit.
Sourcing media, memory, spiritual identity, and his imagination, Greg constructs a realistic central theme against minimal and abstracted backgrounds, persuading the viewer that the compelling conditions surrounding us could merely be challenging illusions. Often referencing ancient text, nature, and the language of flowers, the work then steps forward into reality (realism) in order to convey a level of clarity that is attainable through an illuminated spirit.
Through his work, Greg seeks to encourage the viewer to envision being elevated, illuminated, and expansive. Click here to visit Greg’s website.