don Oscar Miro-Quesada answers the question:

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


That is a profound question, my dear Brother Phil. [Eight years ago] I had the honor of being engaged by Barbara Marx Hubbard to form part of the 2012 Welcoming Committee, representing the shamanic world that she wanted to integrate within her sphere of evolution, which she meticulously created.

She extended an invitation to participate in this highly luminary-laden group of people — famous authors, and teachers from around the planet, myself being one of 12, that initially I felt were out of my league, that I had nothing to offer in comparison to the great contributions in terms of writings and teachings that my fellow members of this welcoming committee had already accomplished in their very illustrious lives.

So I entered into this invitation feeling a little “less than,” and Barbara's exquisite, present, compassionate, non-judgmental nature immediately softened any of my resistance and concern or ego-based insecurity. And, as a result, invited me out to Santa Barbara to co-facilitate a seminar on conscious living that she was doing, and we got to know each other at a very profound and deep soul-to-soul level.

She also expressed extraordinary trust, because during that time that we were together in Santa Barbara without the other members of this welcoming committee, her beloved husband Sidney crossed over. She asked me to hold her hand and spend the entire afternoon together, holding her, as she released the pain of that loss, and cleared her resistance to letting go. That was a gift of deep, deep appreciation for who I am in her life.

Following that, there were many other occasions that illumined her unconditional availability as a mentor, as a guide, and ultimately as somebody who became the bridge for me to be able to even get to know what The Shift Network was about, and now have a place as a teacher within this very accomplished faculty. And my life has become better because of our beloved sister Barbara. Thank you for your question, brother.

don Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo is a respected kamasqa curandero and altomisayoq adept from Peru, founder of The Heart of the Healer (THOTH), and originator of Pachakuti Mesa Tradition cross-cultural shamanism. An internationally acclaimed shamanic teacher and healer, earth-honoring ceremonialist, and author, don Oscar is an OAS Fellow in Ethnopsychology and member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle and Birth 2012 Welcoming Committee. He’s been guiding ethno-spiritual pilgrimages to sacred sites of the world since 1986, with special emphasis on Peru and Bolivia.

He’s a popular faculty member at The Shift Network and educational centers in the U.S. and abroad, dedicating his life to the revitalization of aboriginal wisdom traditions as a means of restoring sacred trust between humankind and the natural world.

A seasoned navigator of non-ordinary states of consciousness, don Oscar is well prepared to help people from all walks of life access realms of Being through which multidimensional powers and forces are available for healing self, others, and our planetary ecosystem as a whole. His ceremonial work and shamanic apprenticeship programs have been featured on Sounds True, CNN, Univision, A&E, Discovery Channel, and The History Channel’s Ancient Aliens.

Click here to visit don Oscar’s website.

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This article appears in: 2020 Catalyst, Issue 5: Evolved Empath Summit