[Catalyst 7 - April 2, 2017] Energy Medicine

By Ben Hart, VP of Marketing and Media

The power to heal is within you.

That’s the empowering concept underlying the science of energy medicine, which states that you can take an active role in your healing process via a panoply of modalities, such as meridian clearing, balancing qi, applying Ayurvedic medicine and shamanic practices, chakra balancing, qigong, hands-on healing, healing touch, and many more.

Instead of focusing on symptoms and treating you from an external perspective as Western medicine does, energy medicine unlocks your life force to address the root cause of illness and heal you from the inside.

Energy medicine provides a holistic approach to healing — by not only addressing your body, mind and spirit, but also by working with your emotions, past trauma and even your relationships.

And that’s why we’re so excited about the inaugural launch of our Energy Medicine & Healing Summit (April 3 to 7), hosted by Dondi Dahlin, energy medicine consultant and bestselling author of The Five Elements. The visionary speakers in this global gathering will bring to light the curative and evolutionary powers of proven energy practices — to create vibrant health for you and others!

During the Energy Medicine & Healing Summit, you’ll discover how to take your health into your own hands (literally!) with today’s top energy medicine experts, health practitioners and healers who’ll guide you toward transforming your overall health from the inside out.

To register for this free summit, click here.

I’m especially excited to share with you the four articles in this edition of The Catalyst, all of which delve into different dimensions of energy medicine. To kick things off, we created an infographic to shed light on the six major modalities; Donna Eden shares a profound healing that won over a skeptical husband; Master Mingtong Gu offers a primer in qigong; and Dr. Sue Morter looks into an energetic “quantum flip.”

In our Featured Media, we offer a video presentation by the inimitable Caroline Myss, a pioneer in the medical intuitive field; a piece on personal power featuring a video clip from Trickster extraordinaire Caroline Casey; and a video interview with Dr. Scott Kolbaba about his book, Physicians’ Untold Stories, in which he says that miracles happen around us all the time and that we should actually expect them!

Our Member Profile features activist Anneke Lucas, a survivor of child sex trafficking whose journey of healing and forgiveness was deepened through offering yoga and meditation programs to incarcerated populations.

Our Featured Artist is ALIA, whose debut album, Feminine Medicine Volume 1, showcases women's artistic voices and feminine frequencies, especially in the traditionally masculine world of electronic music.

We would love to hear your answer to the question, “What energy medicine modality resonates with you the most, and why” To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.

Our Shift Philanthropy section features an opportunity to help recent flood victims in Peru, where many residents were stranded without potable water or food; and The Energy Medicine Institute, a nonprofit that advances and advocates energy medicine.

I do hope you join us for the Energy Medicine & Healing Summit this week. I’m confident you’ll discover how to access the ability to begin healing yourself, your loved ones and others. With a few simple techniques, daily practices and potent treatments from skilled practitioners, you’ll find out for yourself that the power to heal is at your fingertips.

That’s especially important because as more minds and hearts generate positive thoughts and healing, loving energy, we not only advance our own spiritual growth, we elevate collective consciousness. Yes, even in these tumultuous times we are making progress, and the world we dream of is closer than we think.

Another world is not only possible, she’s on her way. Maybe many of us won’t be here to greet her, but on a quiet day, if I listen very carefully, I can hear her breathing.
— Arundhati Roy

Caroline Myss: The Energetics of Healing

This video presentation of Caroline Myss’ program, The Energetics of Healing, is a virtuoso exploration of the seven chakras and how they relate to and impact your daily and spiritual life. To watch, click here.

Discover The Power Of The Trickster (In You And The World)
(with 12-minute video from Caroline Casey)

Do you find it difficult to make changes in your life, family or community?

Do you dream of sharing your true gifts and talents with the world, yet can’t seem to get out of the rut of your day job?

If a still, small (or very loud) voice inside you is telling you “out with the old and in with the new,” meet your greatest ally: Trickster.

Trickster is nothing less than an evolutionary genius — a powerful force for positive change, from the personal to the political — that lives within YOU and in the world.

To read more, click here.

Physicians’ Untold Stories
Video interview with Dr. Scott Kolbaba

It was a pleasure interviewing Dr. Scott Kolbaba, an internist in private practice in Wheaton, Illinois, and the author of Physicians’ Untold Stories: Miraculous experiences doctors are hesitant to share with their patients, or anyone!

Scott’s book feature stories from 27 physicians about their personal encounters with near death experiences, inspired visions, dreams, unexplained miraculous healings, and more. Tying all these stories together is a sense of wonder and awe, and a deep faith in the divine intelligence that governs all of creation.

To watch our interview and read one of the stories, click here.

Global Shift Meditation — Join Free! Free Event on the First of Every Month

Join The Shift Network, The Gaiafield Project and people around the world for Global Shift Meditations the first of each month — click here to register for free. We featured David Nicol, founder of the Institute for Subtle Activism, on April 1, 2017. (The free recording is available here.)

Your Voice:

We want to know: What energy medicine modality resonates with you the most, and why? To share with our Facebook Page community, click here.

6 Ways to Heal With Energy Medicine
Shift blog post

You might have heard the term Energy Medicine, but what is it actually?

We’ve put together a simple infographic to share 6 of the major modalities in Energy Medicine — what they are and what they can be used to heal (plus we have a special treat for you below!):

To read more, click here.

Energy Medicine: The Last Great Frontier
By Donna Eden

Teaching classes in Energy Medicine throughout the United States, South America, Europe, and Australia these past years, it has been incredible to watch how quickly and eagerly people are learning to work with the energetic dimension of their physical body. Everything shifts as you use energy techniques that not only keep you healthy but can improve your wellbeing in every aspect of your life: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Learning how to tune into this neglected dimension of your being empowers you immensely.

Energy Medicine is based on the understanding that any physical, mental or behavioral problem has a counterpart in the body’s energies and can be treated at that level. Every conceivable health problem, psychological challenge or dysfunctional habit can be improved, if not overcome, by intelligently shifting the energies in the body that are maintaining that condition. This extends from treating cancer or multiple sclerosis to losing weight to increasing your vitality to improving your performance at something that really matters to you.

To read more, click here.

Four Steps to Focus the Busy Mind Through Qigong
By Clare Henjum and Master Mingtong Gu

Do you find your mind whirling a lot lately? Are you feeling hurried or tired? Many people are just like you. According to the teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong, this means it is simply time to come back home in body, mind and heart.

Like India’s yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism that migrated to the West, China’s cultural treasure, the energy practice of Qigong, is quickly spreading to the West. Because it has a history that extends back into ancient times dating 4,000 to 7,000 years ago, there are thousands of styles.

“In Wisdom Healing Qigong I discovered the ability to awaken joy, healing and vitality within, through connecting with the energy that flows through all life,” Master Mingtong Gu says. “As my teacher, Grandmaster and Dr. Pang, the founder of Wisdom Healing Qigong, taught us, more practice can yield deeper results.”

To read more, click here.

The “Quantum Flip” of Energy Medicine
By Dr. Sue Morter

For nearly 10,000 years, ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs have depicted the use of energy for what is thought to be toning and healing the physical body. More than 5,000 years ago, the Vedas from ancient India described the power of moving energy in the body for healing and awakening the consciousness to higher realms by raising one’s vibrational frequency. And Quantum Science today is showing us that everything in all of creation is energy — including our fundamental nature as human beings.

The idea of Energy Medicine is new to some, but is actually rooted in our history as far back as recorded time. And while our culture has been developing new applications of this concept over the past many decades, we can be assured that it has been a longstanding staple of what has mattered most for humankind.

To read more, click here.

Finding Forgiveness in Healing From Trauma
By Anneke Lucas

As founder of the nonprofit organization Liberation Prison Yoga, I enter jails and prisons to offer yoga and meditation programs to incarcerated populations, and to guide and train our teachers.

As a survivor of child sex trafficking within a pedophile network, I can relate to the trauma of imprisonment. After spending 30 years focused on healing from my extreme childhood trauma, I was able to recognize wherever people were on their journey back to themselves.

When I started going into prisons in 2010, I believed I was going to find there people like the abusers of my childhood: members of the world's elite who had traded their conscience for the riches of the earth, reaching the most sinister depths on their empty path. Instead, the jails were filled with poor people who couldn’t afford bail, waiting for their day in court.

To read more, click here.

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 thank all the speakers who have contributed to this body of knowledge! To learn more, click here.

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.

Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World by Phil Bolsta of The Shift Network. Through God’s Eyes is a road map for living a more peaceful, beautiful life. It’s the only book that shows you how dozens of spiritual principles interact, how to weave them together into a cohesive worldview, and how to practically apply this spiritual wisdom to bring joy and vitality to your daily life. One reviewer called it “the owner’s manual God should give you when you’re born.” To order your copy, click here. To request a sample chapter from the author, email Phil at GodsEyes@me.com.

How Whole Brain Thinking Can Save the Future by James Olson is a practical inquiry into the operating systems of the left- and right-brain hemispheres and their surprising influence over lifestyle, politics, business, and religion. This startling new synthesis of the split-brain phenomenon, proposed by independent philosopher James Olson, explores the serious crisis we now face because of the left-brain bias in our civilization. Olson’s previous book on philosophy and neuroscience won numerous national awards, including ForeWord Reviews’ Philosophy Book of the Year in 2011. To order your copy, click here.

World Peace Library — Free Resource — Be sure to take advantage of the World Peace Library, a wide-ranging resource on peace newly compiled by the Shift Network: It contains more than 300 inspiring talks and mini-workshops from individuals such as Archbishop Tutu, Nobel Laureate Jody Williams, Jane Goodall, Deepak Chopra, James O'Dea, Karen Armstrong, Chief Phil Lane and many more. With neuroscientists and lamas, faith-based activists and political leaders, this Library offers something for all in their peacebuilding efforts. The Shift Network has made the World Peace Library a free resource for all and encourages its use to promote peace in your families, schools, and wider community.

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Spend a little time reading up on different energy medicine modalities — clearing meridians, balancing qi, applying Ayurvedic medicine, shamanic practices, Reiki, healing touch, etc. — to educate yourself on the resources available to you for treating ailments and illnesses, restoring health, increasing vitality and preventing disease.

The Ayurvedic Use of Essential Oils for Healing: Ancient Remedies to Safely Balance Your Energy SystemA Free Virtual Event With Botanical Medicine Pioneer David Crow, LAc. Receive profound Ayurvedic Aromatherapy insights to access the power of essential oils such as rose, vetiver, sandalwood, agarwood and jatamansi for your health, wellbeing and personal transformation. Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Shamanic Wisdom for Finding the Gold in Your Golden Years: Medicine Teachings for Accessing More Meaning, Creativity & Purpose A Free Virtual Event With Author and Shamanic Teacher Tom Pinkson. Discover shamanic teachings and practices to make your journey of aging spiritually fulfilling, joy-filled and infused with higher purpose. Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Enneagram of the Virtues Advanced Teachings: Caring for Your Soul by Integrating the Holy Ideas With Your Basic Instincts A Free Virtual Event Featuring Renowned Enneagram Teacher Russ Hudson. Access the higher aspects of your Enneagram type while connecting with your depths to create a life of greater wholeness, wisdom & awakening. Saturday, April 15, 2017

Grandmother’s Wisdom Circle: Healing, Prayer, Ceremony & the Art of Sacred Living — A Virtual Wisdom Council With Grandmother Flordemayo, Universal Healer and Member of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. Enter into sacred circle with a beloved Mayan grandmother as you open your heart and move through life in a more connected way. New Live Training Starts Wednesday, April 5, 2017

More Upcoming Events: (all subject to change)

• Energy Medicine & Healing Summit
• Caroline Casey 7-month program
• David Crow 7-week course
• Tom Pinkson 7-week course

• Linda Backman 7-week course
• Robert Moss 7-week course
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• Donna Eden 7-week course
• Sara Crow 7-week course
• Mirabai Starr 7-week course
• Mark Matousek 9-month program

Enneagram Global Summit
• Andrew Harvey 7-week course
• Itzhak Beery 7-week course
• Mingtong Gu 7-week course
• Sandra Ingerman 12-week course
Yoga Day Summit
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• David Crow 6-month program

Opportunity to Help Flood Victims in Peru

Northern Peru (both the coast and highlands) was recently devastated by historically terrible flooding. The situation is urgent. People in the area don't have potable water or food, they’ve lost their homes, and they will not be allowed to rebuild where they lived before because the government is calling the area "off limits" since it's part of a flood zone. One of the students attending the Utah State University Ethnographic Field School in Huanchaco this summer has put together a giving campaign. To donate funds that will go directly to the residents affected by the flooding, click here.

The Energy Medicine Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that advances energy medicine through:

• Public Education

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• Advocating the Use of an Energy Medicine Perspective within Health Care, Business, and Educatio

• Developing Resources for the Professional Practice of Energy Medicine

• Conducting Research and Disseminating Knowledge about Energy Medicine

You can support these objectives by contributing to the Energy Medicine Institute. To find out more and make a donation, click here.

Founded by Master Mingtong Gu, The Chi Center, based at the new Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is dedicated to the principles of self-healing and empowerment. Master Gu offers his joyous teachings in Wisdom Healing Qigong through online learning and by hosting healing retreats at the Center and internationally for beginners to advanced students, health professionals and Qigong teacher certification. Visit their website by clicking here.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. We want to acknow- ledge the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for their leadership and commitment to a nonviolent approach to DAPL. To learn more about the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, click here. To follow them on Facebook, click here.

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ALIA is a music producer, DJ and vocalist who creates music that is elegant yet gritty, ethereal yet primal. Her songs balance pulsing masculine and fierce feminine energies in a unique way that inspires both deep inquiry and flowing dance. Her debut album, Feminine Medicine Volume 1, is a collection of heart-opening song collaborations with several of her favorite female artists. The project was created to showcase and uplift women's artistic voices and feminine frequencies, especially in the traditionally masculine world of electronic music. I had the honor of co-creating the song, "Choose," about surrendering into the unknown. ALIA is a rising star on a beautiful mission and I can't wait to see what she creates next! Visit ALIA’s website by clicking here. You can listen to her album, Feminine Medicine Volume 1, by clicking here.

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