Stephen Dinan, founder and President of The Shift Network

When we invited you, our worldwide Shift community, to submit ideas and articles for Catalyst, we didn’t know what to expect...

As your submissions rolled in, we were not surprised to confirm that you are creative, passionate, and wise in all the ways that matter most.

As life has turned into an obstacle course of never-ending challenges, we can find comfort and strength in being a part of a community of like-minded souls who are actively working to bring about the Shift — and a world that works for all.

If you’d like to contribute to Catalyst, and share your thoughts, views, and discoveries about coping with the pandemic, advocating for racial justice, or simply making the world a better place, please send your submission to

Speaking of making the world a better place, click here to read the profound, moving, and inspiring comments posted on our Facebook page when we asked you, our Shift community:

 “What is the nicest thing a non-family member
has ever done for you?”


This issue of Catalyst is also dedicated to the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis, the conscience of Congress and of America itself. Lewis, who passed away July 17 at the age of 80, was a tireless advocate for social justice and human rights.

In the photo, at left, Lewis marches across Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 8, 2020, to commemorate the 55th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," the pivotal March 7,1965, march from Selma to Alabama's capital, Montgomery.

Click here to listen to Morgan Freeman narrate the op-ed that John Lewis wrote to be published on the day of his funeral. We also posted a tribute to Congressman Lewis on Facebook that day.


EDITOR’S NOTE: “The Master Key” by Robert Peng, a featured speaker in The Shift Network’s 2019 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 twentieth installment (as well as the previous ones) here.
— Phil Bolsta

The uplifting stories in this issue’s “The Nicest Thing” section come from somatic healer Bernadette Pleasant, whose new 7-week live video course, Discover Somatic Dance for Emotional Alchemy, begins this Wednesday...

... and Sarah Moran, a Shift community member who shares the story of how a magnanimous married couple gave her the gift of a lifetime!


Finally, we’d love to hear your answer to the question, What action can you take today, no matter how small, that can make someone’s day? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.

You don’t have to fight to live as you wish. Live as you wish and pay whatever price is required.
— Richard Bach


Forgiving George Wallace
By Congressman John Lewis
The New York Times, 9/16/98

The George Wallace who sent troops to intimidate peaceful, orderly marchers in Selma in 1965 was not the same man who died this week. With all his failings, Mr. Wallace deserves recognition for seeking redemption for his mistakes, for his willingness to change and to set things right with those he harmed and with his God.Rarely does our country witness such a conversion by an elected official. Such a conversion of principle can be shaped only by courage and conviction. To read more, click here.

Click here to read a 7/31/19 opinion column by George Wallace's daughter, Peggy Wallace Kennedy, who wrote the book, The Broken Road: George Wallace and a Daughter’s Journey to Reconciliation.

Click here to read a 3/08/17 Washington Post article, George Wallace's Daughter: From Segregation to Making Things Right.


I Didn't Understand John Lewis at First
By Michael A. Fletcher

I have always admired John Lewis. But early on, I have to admit, I held something back. His courage was unquestioned. His vision was unwavering. He shed blood for many of the rights that I, my family and every African American enjoy today. Yet, I sometimes felt a pang of suspicion when I heard Lewis lauded as the conscience of the Congress. To read more, click here.


Apologies to John Lewis
By Tamar Hallerman
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It wasn’t uncommon for Congressman John Lewis’ staff to find apologies in his mail. In January 2009, former Ku Klux Klan member Elwin Wilson confessed to being part of the white mob that bloodied Lewis and another Freedom Rider in Rock Hill, South Carolina, nearly 48 years earlier.

Lewis noted in his 2012 book “Across that Bridge” that Wilson was the first of his attackers to apologize for his actions. Wilson traveled to Washington a short while later to meet Lewis face-to-face and ask for forgiveness. “Without a moment of hesitation, I looked back at him and said, ‘I accept your apology,’” Lewis wrote. “This was a great testament to the power of love to overcome hatred.” To read more, click here.

Click here to watch Montgomery, Alabama police chief Kevin Murphy's moving apology to John Lewis on behalf of the department.


Indian Country Leaders Pay Tribute to John Lewis
By Dalton Walker

Rep. Deb Haaland, Laguna and Jemez Pueblo, a New Mexico Democrat, posted a short video on social media after attending the Capitol service. “I sat there just realizing how fortunate I was to serve with John Lewis for nearly two years, but also have him in this world to fight for many people,” Haaland said. “I’m incredibly grateful for him and all his amazing work he did. He really made his life count." To read more, click here.


Here are actions The Shift Network is taking to advance racial justice and healing, to uplift BIPOC voices, and to support key organizations whose mission is to transform racism. 

We hosted 30 speakers in June in the free Transforming Racism Facebook Live Series. Click here to view the names of all 30 Transforming Racism speakers and their presentations. You can watch all 30 sessions here.

You can also watch these 20 archived interviews from our African American Wisdom Summit, and the 23 archived interviews in the Healing Cultural Wounds section of our World Peace Library. 

Click here to read our Company Statement regarding George Floyd and incidents of police brutality.

You’ll find more resources and information here and in the “Racial Justice and Healing” section in future issues of Catalyst.


A Call to Community
By Shift community member Diane Drummond

We cannot avoid individual responsibility. The struggle and chaos of the virus have given us our second chance. Let us examine the format of cooperative community as a supportive medium in which to make these changes. Let us research websites, read books and talk to those who have already made community, and then talk with each other about how we might do the same. It is time. We need community if we ourselves are to survive. The whole supports the many, and the many support the whole. To read more, click here.


Not All Bad…
By Shift community member Mary Spain

The coronavirus has brought grief, fear, and economic breakdown. It has also given rise to a sense of global uncertainty and impotence. Nonetheless, may I, for a moment, put forward the argument that the situation is not all bad.

Take self-isolation. This may be, and is, frustrating and limiting... but it has also produced innumerable acts of generosity and kindness. It has brought communities together, and it has forced a society, which formerly never even paused between actions, to sit and reflect. Self-isolation has caused us all to look out of our windows and ponder on what we can see... it has given us time to think. To read more, click here.


Visionary Fiction and the Global Pandemic: A Brave New World
By Shift community member Jodine Turner

We’ve catapulted into isolation. Thankfully, modern technology allows many of us a semblance of contact. Still, uncertainty and stress barrage our thoughts. Anxiety floods our emotions and trembles through our bodies. We heave a collective lament of shock, of grief, of mourning. We isolate from each other for all-around safety yet are entrenched in this together. Forced to slow down while life as we knew it changes. 

I hope this will prove to be a crossroads that activates a global shift in consciousness. Just like in Visionary Fiction stories. 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 twentieth installment (as well as all the previous installments) of this profoundly moving book.


Would you like to join The Shift Network team?

We are seeking two unique and talented individuals for important positions at The Shift Network.

While answering support and registration emails and phone calls, the Customer Support Specialist must work skillfully and rapidly, navigating multiple web platforms simultaneously, while remaining gracious, warm, and friendly at all times. 

The Program Host provides support and oversight for highly engaging and interactive delivery of online courses and summits offered by The Shift Network in collaboration with faculty partners.

If you're inspired and passionate about joining our team, please click here for more information about these positions. The Shift Network is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal-opportunity employer.


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?

Bernadette Pleasant's Story
Creator of The Emotional Institute and Femme!, a mind-body wellness program

EXCERPT: I wasn't sleeping, I wasn't eating, I was stressed out, I'd left my husband. I can recall getting a phone call from my boss. I didn't quite understand the phone call and why he was calling me. He says, "Bernadette, where have you been?" I recall looking at the phone, thinking, What are you talking about? He says, "Are you okay?" "Sure, I'm okay." I have all this question in my voice, because I don't understand why he's calling me. And he says, "Bernadette, it's Thursday. You haven't been to work all week. You haven't called in. I don't understand."

To watch the video and read the transcript of Bernadette’s 5-minute story about the caring friend who transformed her life, click here.

Bernadette’s brand-new 7-week live video training, Somatic Dance for Emotional Alchemy: The Magic of Movement for Wellness, Inner Balance, Unbridled Passion & Limitless Joy, begins Wednesday, August 12. For more details, click here.


Sarah Moran's Story
Shift community member

EXCERPT: One day I was really feeling really low about that, and I saw them and I asked... Jim was outside... and I asked him if he would pray for me about my health issues and he said, "Oh yes, come sit down." He sat me right down on the porch and grabbed his wife Florence, from inside, "Come on out. Sarah’s here. We need to pray for her." I certainly wasn't expecting this on-the-spot thing, but they sat me down in this chair and they both kind of put their hands on me, and went through this really lovely prayer for me. Of course I was crying and I was so touched by everything that they said. So it was a really sweet moment.

To watch the video and read the transcript of Sarah’s 6-minute story about the amazing couple that fulfilled her dream, click here.


If you missed any “Nicest Thing” stories, you can catch up on all of them here.


“Explore the Near-Death Experience Through Science, Spirituality & Sound” Facebook Live Q&A with Eben Alexander, MD, and Karen Newell

Would you like to discover insights and practices, including powerful sound-healing journeys, to access the knowledge and transformations of the NDE experience — even if you haven’t had one yourself? Eben Alexander, MD, renowned academic neurosurgeon and bestselling author of Proof of Heaven, and Karen Newell, spiritual journey facilitator, co-founder of Sacred Acoustics, and author, will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, August 12, at 10:00am Pacific to share how you can live a more love-filled, fearless, and fulfilling life NOW. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.


“Embodying Grace in Times of Challenge” Facebook Live Q&A with Miranda Macpherson

Would you like to relax into your own divine presence, and expand into deeper dimensions of consciousness? Spiritual teacher, modern mystic, and author Miranda Macpherson will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, August 12, at Noon Pacific to share how you can extend your blessings to your loved ones and community, and respond with grace to the invitations of our times. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

“Spiritual Allyship” Facebook Live Q&A with Dereca Blackmon

Would you like to begin your journey to becoming the ally you want to be in ending racial injustice? Dereca Blackmon, speaker, facilitator, and national expert on topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion, will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, August 19, at Noon Pacific to share how you can bravely explore your unconscious biases, privilege, and social identities, and navigate your fear of making mistakes. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

Your Voice:

We want to know: What action can you take today, no matter how small, that can make someone’s day? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.


Why Black Lives Matter to This White Man
By Shift community member Jed Diamond

I’m not black, but what happens to black people strikes very close to home. It’s personal for me. My wife and I adopted Angela, an African American girl, when she was 2 1/2 months old. She’s 48 now and has three sons and a daughter who are all African American. For nearly fifty years, I’ve feared for their lives, particularly my grandsons, Deon (age 22), Derrick (age 20), and Trey’Shawn (age 7). In these times of uncertainty and confusion, thoughts and feelings come together and click into place like the Lego blocks my grandchildren used to play with. To read more, click here.


The Power of Perception: Transform Fear Using 4 Simple Questions
By Shift community member Christine Lewis

Sometimes, we react to what we see, hear and feel only to realize at a later point that our reaction was based on a mistaken perception — in psychology, this is known as cognitive distortion.

Whilst out hiking, a piece of discarded rope might appear to be a snake, triggering the nervous system to activate the freeze or flight response. The unexpected appearance of someone in your personal space might trigger a hostile or fearful reaction as you perceive that person to be a threat. To read more, click here.


A Quaint Little Spot in The Windy City
By Shift community member Rachel Tipton

Back in the year 1900, my two ancestors from Slovakia made the trek across the globe, landing in the Windy City. I often wonder what life was like in Chicago those first few years after they arrived. They were 26 and 17, had married over in Velky Lipnik, and were sent over to the U.S. before conceiving any children. I often wonder if they lived and loved before their first child was born a year and half later. To read more, click here.


John Lewis Honored by the Simon Wiesenthal Center
Video from 9/16/98

Congressman John Lewis had a long and close history with the American Jewish community and both the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance. In 1998, he was honored with the Center’s Medal of Valor, in 2001 he was awarded the Center’s National Tolerance Award and he is featured prominently in the Museum’s Civil Rights video wall, “Ain’t You Got a Right?” which has been seen by some over 7 million people. To watch the 11-minute video, click here.

Barbershop Stories with Jon Batiste and Congressman John Lewis

Jon Batiste chats with Congressman John Lewis about "March" while getting a haircut from his barber Chad.

To watch the 10-minute video, click here.

Hearts: A Lockdown Tale
By Shift community member Chris Roland

I am a filmmaker. Instead of waiting for — whenever to get back to my craft, I decided to shoot this short film on my own during the lockdown using whatever was available at my house. I call this the Solo Filmmaking Project, where a single person is the writer, director, actor, cameraperson, editor — everyone. To watch the 15-minute film, click here.


I Was Able to Say: I Choose Love
From the documentary directed by Shift community member Philippe Kiener

Father Richard Rohr tells us in this intimate brief interview how we can all be connected to our source, how this is a daily practice of choosing love. Father Richard was dealing with the death of his dog just after this interview and it gives a depth to his words. To watch the video, click here.


Simpol: The Simultaneous Policy
Shift community member Lila Bosman writes:

I am part of an international effort to encourage politicians, parties, and eventually governments towards cooperation to solve the most pressing problems of our time. Within the current model, governments are powerless to address global issues on their own, even if they want to — therefore, lobbying your national governments with petitions won't make a difference unless governments work together — and it is up to us as citizens to use our votes in a way that will show our support. Currently, we do not know of any other organization that offers an initiative towards a “global vote.” Click here to watch the 5-minute video.


Can Powerful Movies Save the World?
Talk by Shift community member Arthur Kanegis

Did a movie prevent World War III? Filmmaker Arthur Kanegis says that The Day After shocked Ronald Reagan into defying his generals — who were coaxing him to "win" a nuclear war — and to instead begin START (Strategic Arms Reduction Talks) with the Soviets. In this talk to the Rotary International Peace Conference, Arthur proposes that movie makers now move beyond apocalyptic warnings about the future we don't want, to architecting the future we do want. Watch Arthur's 32-minute talk and discover how you can be an architect of humanity's future. For more of Arthur's talks, click here.


Please Join us for this FREE Shift Network 
Facebook Live Series
As we explore many facets of peace

Monday, August 10, 5:00pm Pacific — Peace Through Music with Yuval Ron, an award-winning world music artist, composer, educator, peace activist, and record producer. 

Wednesday, August 12, 10:00am Pacific — Dreams for Peace and How They Become Part of Your DNA with Barbara Gaughen-Muller, Santa Barbara & Tri-counties United Nations Association - USA.    

Friday, August 14, 5:00pm Pacific — The Next Evolution of Peace with Marilyn King, two-time Olympian and peace enthusiast.

Monday, August 17, 5:00pm Pacific — The Spirit of Peace Through Music with Pato Banton & Antoinette Rootsdawtah, renowned reggae musicians and Good United Religions Initiative Goodwill Ambassadors for the Golden Rule.

Wednesday, August 19, 10:00am Pacific — The Gaiafield Project with David T. Nicol, PhD, co-founder and Executive Director of the Gaiafield Project and Institute for Subtle Activism.

Friday, August 21, 10:00am Pacific — The Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project with Cynthia Jurs, Buddhist teacher in the Order of Interbeing who received Dharmacharya transmission to teach from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 1994.


Original Politics: Making America Sacred Again
By educator, ecopsychologist, and political philosopher Glenn Aparicio Parry

Original Politics aims to facilitate a seemingly impossible task: unifying a socially and politically fractured United States. Interweaving hard-hitting facts of U.S. history with Native American philosophy and other perennial wisdom, Parry foresees a political evolution that ultimately returns America to wholeness through our true sacred purpose: unity in diversity. For more information and to order your copy, click here.

Click here to watch Glenn Aparicio Parry’s Facebook Live interview with Philip Hellmich, The Shift Network’s Global Ambassador of Peace.


One Planet Peace Forum

One Planet Peace Forum (OPPF) is pleased to announce its inaugural interfaith, interdisciplinary gathering for building a culture of peace. With a holistic approach to peacemaking, OPPF was created as an annual gathering to offer a universal platform for people of all religious, spiritual, and secular expressions to co-create solutions to the most challenging issues facing humanity today.

The program, from Noon to 2:30pm Pacific on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 25-27, will integrate short keynote talks, panels with discussion, contemplative practice, and sacred performance to create a safe place for collaboration by applying universal principles, values, and tools, such as truth telling and unitive justice, to find common ground through the promotion of interfaith and interdisciplinary dialogue and cooperative action. Speakers include Philip Hellmich, The Shift Network’s Global Peace Ambassador.

People of all backgrounds and interests are invited to register for this September 25-27 virtual gathering and help make this a lasting contribution to global harmony. For more information, and to register for One Planet Peace Forum, click here.


Learning to Bend
By Shift community member Michelle Davis

Jenna Moore's flawlessly orchestrated life and engagement to Ben Kelly, "the perfect man," vanish when she discovers a controlling side of her fiancé. Confused and unsure of who she is without Ben, Jenna decides to uproot from her safe, predictable life in Boston and move to Bend, Oregon, hoping to find her answers there. It's when she meets Jackson, a former Navy SEAL who battles demons of his own, that she acquires the courage to let go of being perfect and embrace uncomfortable risks, transforming her life through forgiveness, compassion, surrender, and acceptance. Yet the rewards from discovering her true self exceed Jenna's expectations — not only does she find the greatest love of her life, but she also understands what's kept her from learning to bend. To learn more and order your copy, click here.


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.


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2020 Issue 18 • Aug 9

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• Shift Network Update
• Racial Justice and Healing
• Navigating the Shutdown
• Profiles
• The Nicest Thing
• Facebook Live Q&As
• Featured Articles
• Featured Media
• Movement News
• Action of the Week
• Shift Spotlight
• Shift Impact
• Partner Spotlight
• Featured Artist
• Allies of the Shift
• Back Issues

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What creative project, large or small, can you start or restart this week that you can pour your passion into? When you have clarity about what that is, take the first step toward making it happen.


Radical Energy Medicine for Self-Healing & Transformation — A free video event with bestselling author of 27 books, preeminent intuitive, and world-renowned healer Cyndi Dale. Discover how to use the healing and manifestation powers of scalar energy — plus, be guided in using this pure energy to perform a simple act of psychic surgery on your own body. Wednesday, August 12, at 5:30pm Pacific


Mantras of the Divine Feminine for Healing & Liberation — A free video event with psychologist, scientist, and social entrepreneur Dr. Shamini Jain. Use sacred mantras for the Goddesses to release blocks and open to new channels of grace in your biofield — and experience peace, joy, strength, and ease. Saturday, August 15, at 10:00am Pacific


Transform Loss Into Life Reimagined With Somatic Movement — A free video event with Wendy Black Stern, grief and yoga therapy practitioner and founder and president of Grief Support Network. Learn a short, simple daily practice to lean into grief and difficult feelings — due to any type of loss — and move towards acceptance, healing, and self-love. Wednesday, August 19, at 5:30pm Pacific


Find Courage & Inspiration in the Radical Wisdom of St. Francis of Assisi A free video event with bestselling author and Peace Troubadour James Twyman. Learn from St. Francis how every act in good faith uplifts and restores our world — and why it’s never too late to resolve conflicts through meaningful acts of compassion, kindness, and courage. Saturday, August 22, at 10:00am Pacific


The Dark Night of the Soul as a Portal to the Shaman’s Light With shamanism teacher Sandra Ingerman. Embark on guided shamanic journeys to release blocks to your transformation and cultivate the strength of your light and spirit… to carry you through life’s challenges.
New 9-Week Live Video Training Starts Tuesday, August 11


Deepen the Loving Presence Within & Develop Inner Strength Through Devotional Chanting With world-renowned bestselling Western chant artist Krishna Das. Come face-to-face with the loving presence within — and become more at ease, resilient, grounded, and compassionate — as you spiritually evolve in the midst of life’s greatest challenges.
New 8-Week Live Video Training Starts Wednesday, August 12


Explore the Near-Death Experience Through Science, Spirituality & Sound — With Eben Alexander, MD, renowned academic neurosurgeon and bestselling author of Proof of Heaven, and Karen Newell, spiritual journey facilitator, co-founder of Sacred Acoustics, and author. Discover insights and practices, including powerful sound-healing journeys, to access the knowledge and transformations of the NDE experience — even if you haven’t had one yourself — so you can live a more love-filled, fearless, and fulfilling life NOW.
New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Monday, August 17


Embodying Grace in Times of Challenge With spiritual teacher, modern mystic, and author Miranda Macpherson. Turn within, relax into your own divine presence, and expand into deeper dimensions of consciousness — so you can extend your blessings to your loved ones and community, and respond with grace to the invitations of our times.
New 7-Month Live Video Training Starts Wednesday, August 19


Deepen Your Healing Power as Your Own Medical Intuitive With quantum healer, teacher, and author Mona Delfino. Master a range of practical energy medicine tools to read the energy within and around you, so you can truly thrive — tools including name reading, plant and animal medicine, crystal programming, sound communication, body language, and much more.
New 12-Week Live Video Training Starts Thursday, August 20


Upcoming Events (all subject to change):

Plant Medicine for Modern Epidemics Summit
Dereca Blackmon 5-week course

• Cyndi Dale 7-week course
• Shamini Jain 7-week course
• Wendy Stern 7-week course
• James Twyman 7-week course
• Dr. Sue Morter 9-week course
• Eileen McKusick 10-week course
• Connie Zweig 7-week course
Shift Summit & Music Festival
• Teresa Boardwine 7-week course
Tai Chi & Qigong Summit

• Beatrice Chestnut 7-week course
• Wendy De Rosa 7-week course
Dreamwork Summit
• Andrew Harvey 7-week course
• Sergio Magaña 7-week course
• H.H. the 12th Tai Situ Rinpoche 5-week course
Beyond the Veil Summit


Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. Color of Change leads campaigns that build real power for Black communities. We challenge injustice, hold corporate and political leaders accountable, commission game-changing research on systems of inequality, and advance solutions for racial justice that can transform our world. Click here for more information. Click here to make a donation.


Women of Wisdom Foundation

Women of Wisdom empowers the feminine dreams and spirits within all of us through authentic, intimate, transformative, and healing experiences where we share our stories, acknowledge our wisdom, and transform our personal and collective consciousness. The Women of Wisdom Foundation, a National Women's Organization based in Seattle, has served women with The WOW Conference™ since 1993 and many other diverse and innovative programs. WOW gives voice to the feminine wisdom within all and transforms our personal and collective consciousness. Click here for more information. Click here to make a donation.


Rosalyn Kilot
Shift community member

Although I was formally trained, while on a 4-year scholarship at Roosevelt University in Chicago, much of my work is intuitive process. I consider my approach to be experimental and without much structured planning. I am inspired by the two-dimensional surface… and am generally surprised by outcomes. 

Nature, physics, and the spiritual experience continue to intrigue and amaze. I explore color and layering of imagery... both representational and abstract. My mixed media collage and fiber works utilize a diverse collection of found objects and materials which include eggshells, dryer lint, nuts and bolts, etc. 

I have shown and/or sold professionally in galleries in Chicago, Hyde Park, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Vancouver, Portland, and more. Currently, I show and sell works out of my home studio.

This period of isolation has been a gift on many levels. As an artist, solitude is for me a gift rather than an inconvenience. Below are two examples of what I have titled “Pandemic Series.” All are mixed-media collages.

To view more of Rosalyn’s work, click here.

To visit Rosalyn’s Facebook page, which features more of her colorful work, click here.


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Solar Action Alliance

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The Foundation for Conscious Evolution

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The National Peace Academy

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Center for Sacred Studies

International Cities of Peace

Agape International Spiritual Center

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