The Shift Catalyst — Money & Women Summit

By Alison Marks, Director of Summits

What does “financial freedom” mean to you?

Freedom from debt? Freedom from worrying about money? Freedom to pursue the life that’s calling you?

No matter what your financial situation is, your sense of freedom is tied to your relationship with money.

Your feelings and attitudes about money can influence the levels of abundance and freedom that come into your life even more than how much is in your bank account….

You can can transform your relationship with money with a compassionate approach to how you think and feel about money — along with vital tools for generating wealth, stewarding your resources, planning your giving, launching your business or charity, and more.

That’s why I’m honored to invite you to our first-ever Money & Women Summit — taking place from May 22–24 — where I’ll be hosting a powerful lineup of women who are on fire with possibility and purpose... women who will guide you with their hard-earned wisdom, and who will support your personal journey to find your financial power!

You’ll hear from 16 amazing experts — including Lynne Twist, Vicki Robin, Dr. Cozette White, Barbara Winter, Dame DC Cordova, Kate Levinson, Hazel Henderson, Patricia Stallworth, Carol Look, and many others — bringing you deep wisdom and practical tools for transforming your financial life forever.

RSVP here for the Money & Women Summit — at no charge.

During this groundbreaking 3-day event, you’ll discover how to:

  • Use your finances to help you manifest your life purpose into reality
  • Find a compassionate approach to understanding the way you think and feel about money
  • Dismantle attitudes and behaviors that don’t serve you and your finances
  • Release your fear and anxiety around money
  • Break through your scarcity mindset
  • Manage your finances with greater care and accountability
  • Realize financial freedom by overcoming issues that are preventing you from growing in abundance
  • Understand and conquer your fear of success… so you can stop procrastinating & start shining!
  • Organize your various accounts — including banking, retirement, and investing portfolios — and restore your financial health
  • Weave a commitment to generosity into your planned giving or business plan

Join this one-of-a-kind online event (at no charge) to learn from an incredible lineup of compassionate leaders — women who are illuminating the path for you as you heal money wounds, thrive abundantly, and manifest your highest potential!

We’d love to hear your answer to the question, What affirmation, book, or advice has helped you improve your relationship to money? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.

A woman’s best protection is a little money of her own.
— Clare Boothe Luce

"Awakening Your Kundalini" Facebook Live Q&A

Would you like to explore the step-by-step process to safely awaken the divine power within you? Spiritual teacher Raja Choudhury will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on advanced practices for awakening your Kundalini on Tuesday, May 22, at Noon Pacific.

Please join Raja to hear the most pressing questions about Kundalini from the Shift community — and ask anything you'd like! Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

"Soul Evolution Mastery" Facebook Live Q&A

According to Dr. Linda Backman, your soul archetype is foundational to the choices your soul makes in between lives (with the help of your guides) — to engage in particular relationships, professions, and other endeavors, which allow your own soul and others’ and humanity as a whole, to evolve.

Please join Linda as she fields questions from the Shift community about soul mastery on Tuesday, May 22, at 4:00pm Pacific. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

"The Essentials of Energy Medicine" Facebook Live Q&A

Would you like to discover self-empowering approaches that complement Western medicine for healing disease, boosting wellbeing, and supporting your system as you age?

Then join energy medicine experts Donna Eden and David Feinstein for a Facebook Live Q&A on Tuesday, May 29, at 5:00pm Pacific — and ask them your most burning questions about energy medicine modalities and treatments. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

"Ayurvedic Herbalism" Facebook Live Q&A

Have you tried Ayurveda, but haven’t found an approach (or teacher) that made this comprehensive system easy to use? Well, you’re in luck because Dr. K.P. Khalsa, one of the world’s experts in herbalism, will be sharing insights into his grounded, systematic approach to Ayurveda in a Facebook Live Q&A session on Tuesday, May 29, at 5:00pm Pacific. Get your questions ready — and click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

Poverty, Money — and Love
Ted Talk by Jessica Jackley, founder of

What do you think of people in poverty? Maybe what Jessica Jackley once did: "they" need "our" help, in the form of a few coins in a jar. The co-founder of talks about how her attitude changed — and how her work with microloans has brought new power to people who live on a few dollars a day. Click here to watch and listen to Jessica’s talk.

Know Your Worth, and Then Ask for It
Ted Talk by Casey Brown

Your boss probably isn't paying you what you're worth — instead, they're paying you what they think you're worth. Take the time to learn how to shape their thinking. Pricing consultant Casey Brown shares helpful stories and learnings that can help you better communicate your value and get paid for your excellence. Click here to watch and listen to Casey’s talk.

Meditations on Boundless Love
Audiobook by Miranda Macpherson

Meditations on Boundless Love ushers listeners into a 4-part program of teachings and guided practices for dissolving the limitations to our natural experience of love, unity, and deep peace. Practices include “Relaxing the Search for Love,” “The Mountain of Presence,” “The Breath of the Heart,” “Liberating Your Core Wound of Love,” and more. Click here to order your copy.

Global Shift Meditation
Free Event on the First of Every Month

Join The Shift Network, The Gaiafield Project, and people around the world for Global Shift Meditations on the first of each month. On May 1, we featured visionary artist and evolutionary teacher David Todd. Click here to listen to the free recording and to register to receive future free recordings.

Your Voice

We want to know: What affirmation, book, or advice has helped you improve your relationship to money? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.

Would you like to join The Shift Network team?

We are seeking a unique and talented individual with a depth of understanding in the transformational field as our Vice President of Marketing. If you are inspired and passionate about joining our team, and possess the necessary qualities and qualifications, please click here for more information.

Always Enough
By Barbara J. Winter (a featured speaker in the Money & Women Summit)

Coco Chanel, who said a lot of smart things, once observed, “There are people who have money and people who are rich.” It’s not hard to figure out which is which.

The people whom I think of as rich are those who have a practical prosperity consciousness. My sister Margaret is such a person. I have long admired her ability to use whatever resources she has to the max.

When we were in a pottery shop in Sienna, Italy, Margaret was captivated by a beautiful plate. We left the shop to contemplate making such a hefty purchase and as she considered the pros and cons she said, “I have noticed that when I’m anxious about money and start skimping, I never have any money. When I’m relaxed about it, I always have enough.”

To read more, click here.

Emotional Currency™
By Kate Levinson (a featured speaker in the Money & Women Summit)

Money is legal tender and it’s also emotional currency. By devaluing and pushing away our emotional responses to money we, especially as women, lose access to working with our actual experience of money and bringing our whole selves to our money lives. And since most of us don’t talk with our best friends about the money dilemmas we are facing, we’ve lost additional grounding as talking with others is one of the primary ways women learn. We locate ourselves as we talk to an attentive listener about situations and people in our lives. And we learn from their sharing of their experiences and insights. We are marginalized financially by making less than men, which translates into having way less over our lifetimes. And the more we are treated as if we don’t know by the financial services, at work, or in the home — i.e., mansplaining — the more we doubt ourselves.

To read more, click here.

Can Money Make You Happy?
By Ellen Rogin, CPA, CFP® (a featured speaker in the Money & Women Summit)

You may have heard that after people reach about $75,000 of income, their happiness levels don’t increase merely by having more money. This research supports many people’s beliefs that what truly makes us happy can’t be bought (at least after we have food on the table, a roof over our heads, and health care).

But there’s a more complex answer to the age-old question of whether money can buy you happiness. Other research suggests that, indeed, having more money can make you happier — but it depends on how you use it. It turns out spending on others gives you a bigger happiness boost than spending on yourself.

To read more, click here.

Pay Off Debt in 7 Steps and Still Maintain Your Lifestyle
By Tiffany Aliche, "The Budgetnista"

Hey, ladies! By show of hands, how many of you want to pay off debt? That many huh? No worries, so do I and so does just about everyone you know. Unfortunately, debt is a way of life for many women. I didn’t want that to be my life, so I created a 7-step, pay-off-debt system that will have me debt-free in a few years! My pay-off-debt system is working so well for me that I had to extend my financial help to my Sis-Stars.

To read more, click here.

Five Lessons From Famous Feminists You Can Apply to Your Career
By Melissa Hereford (a featured speaker in the Money & Women Summit)

You may be the kind of feminist who claims the title and practices the feminist theory you learned all about when you studied women's studies and women's suffrage in college. You even read The Feminine Mystique, maybe even joined some woman suffrage association, can recite all the famous feminist lines from third-wave feminism and really get down on International Women's Day. Or you may be the kind who says, “I’m not a feminist,” (and claims to be against "radical feminism" because it's just so "radical"), but then goes out there and acts like one anyway by totally living out feminist theology. Whatever the case, here are five lessons on women's empowerment from a famous list of feminists that you can apply to your life and your career right away, regardless of what type of feminist you are (or aren’t).

To read more, click here.

When You Hit a Money Wall, How Do You Break Through?
By Bari Tessler

What do you do when you hit a wall, with money? When you’re not just stuck, you’re up-to-your-elbows-in-molasses stuck. You keep asking the same questions and getting nowhere but more confused … and that creative positivity you’re known for? Must be on vacation.

You’re not crazy or broken. This happens to all of us. This is what it feels like to be in the middle of a “money riddle.” The bad news? It can be uncomfortable. But the good news? There truly are ways to work through it… and come out the other side financially enlightened (at least a smidgen more!).

To read more — and watch Bari’s 35-minute keynote speech on the topic — click here.

Accomplish Your Life Purpose... With a Little Help From Organizing
By Regina Leeds, the Zen Organizer (a featured speaker in the Money & Women Summit)

Two little boys return home from school to find a mound of horse poop on their front lawns. The first little boy flies into a rage. “Who’s going to clean up all this horse poop?” he asks. The second little boy beams with joy and shouts, “Where’s the pony?”

In my life, no matter the challenge, I try to look for the pony. This July 26 I will celebrate my 16th year as a cancer survivor. There is no other journey in my life that has taught me more or that was more difficult to navigate. Perhaps the biggest gift was seeing my work as a professional organizer in a new light.

To read more, click here.

Emotional Currency: A Woman's Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money
By Kate Levinson (a featured speaker in the Money & Women Summit)

Every day, women face new challenges that come with having control over, and responsibility for, their financial lives. Sometimes exciting, sometimes frightening, these issues always have an emotional side. Author and psychotherapist Dr. Kate Levinson offers fresh approaches to navigating the astonishing range of beliefs about the role of money in our lives, coming to terms with our feelings about being “rich” or “poor,” and exploring our inner money life so that we can put our feelings to work for us in a positive way. By understanding our intimate history and relationship with money we are better able to handle our money anxieties, solve our money problems, enjoy the money we have, and make room for other, more meaningful values. Click here to order your copy.

The Soul of Money
By Lynne Twist (a featured speaker in the Money & Women Summit)

This liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money ― earning it, spending it, and giving it away ― offers surprising insight into our lives. Through personal stories and practical advice, Lynne Twist asks us to discover our relationship with money, understand how we use it, and by assessing our core human values, align our relationship with it to our desired goals. In doing so, we can transform our lives. Click here to order your copy.

The Heart of Money: A Couple's Guide to Creating Financial Intimacy
By Deborah L. Price

Money issues have long been the number one cause of relationship disharmony and divorce, yet when it comes to identifying and changing unhealthy money patterns and behaviors, many couples feel helpless. Money coach Deborah Price has taught thousands of people how to work together to resolve money conflicts and create a financially empowered future. In these pages, she presents strategies and tools for creating financial intimacy while learning to communicate about money issues calmly and reflectively, rather than reactively. Click here to order your copy.

Radical Brilliance
By Arjuna Ardagh

What made Albert Einstein, Emmeline Pankhurst, Steve Jobs and Mother Teresa have original ways of seeing things that changed the world for everyone, while many other people live quiet lives of imitation? Arjuna Ardagh’s new book is a step-by-step guide to unravelling the mystery of Brilliance. Evolution happens when original thoughts become actions that have never been taken before. Click here to order your copy.

Alive & Inspired 5-day Renewal
October 18–23 at Mar de Jade Resort

Immerse yourself in a 5-day renewal that will deeply nourish your body and soul, reignite your spark, inspire your creativity, and awaken what's possible. Alive & Inspired is for women who are ready to join with others at the intersection to pause, celebrate, and take inspired action to create the life they most desire. Each day will be infused with experiential exercises, self-inquiry, movement practices, and opportunities to deeply listen to what's calling you forth. You'll emerge refreshed and renewed, with valuable tools and a community to support your Alive & Inspired life. Space is limited! Enjoy $150 off this month when you mention “Shift.” Click here for details.

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.

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

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2018 Issue 10 • May 20

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California Vision 2020 (September 20-22, 2018) Shift's most important event of the year brings together spiritual, social change, and cultural leaders to highlight how we can change the world, starting in California.

Like Us. Collaborate!

Listen to any one of the talks in the Money & Women Summit. Identify a key point that resonates deeply with you, then reflect on how to put this idea into action to improve your relationship with money and live with greater prosperity consciousness.

5 Essential Ayurvedic Remedies for Healing & Living Disease-Free: Discover How to Apply Triphala, Shatavari, Gotu Kola & More — A Free Video Event With World-renowned Ayurvedic Herbalist and Teacher Dr. K.P. Khalsa. Discover how to easily (and safely) apply 5 effective Ayurvedic remedies to improve mental focus, decrease inflammation, strengthen immunity, and more. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 5:30pm Pacific

Activating the Integral Heart: 4 Keys to Unlocking the Hidden Powers of Your Heart Intelligence — A Free Video Event With Integral Pioneer Terry Patten. Discover how to awaken the profound capacities and powers hidden in your heart to rapidly accelerate your healing, evolution, and deepen your relationships. Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 5:30pm Pacific

Revolutionary Enlightenment: Buddhist Jewels for a Life of Freedom, Compassion & Joy — An 8-week Course Based on Teachings From the House of Vimalakirti With Renowned Teacher-Scholar Robert Thurman. Liberate yourself from fixed ideas of what Buddhism is and experience a more spacious, open way of being authentically awake and enlightened. New Audio Training With Live Q&A Starts Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Living Your Mythic Edge: Opening to Synchronicity, Magic & the Wisdom of the Oracles All Around You — With Dream Shaman and Bestselling Author Robert Moss. Discover how to open to synchronicities, receive guidance, and uncover the wisdom and magic that’s all around you whenever you need it. New 9-week Live Audio Training Starts Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Awakening Your Kundalini Advanced Program: An Initiation Into Raising Your Vibration & Bridging Heaven and Earth — With Filmmaker, Speaker, and Spiritual Teacher Raja Choudhury. Safely activate the Kundalini energy at the base of your spine to access bliss consciousness and evolve into a more beautiful, radiant soul. New 21-week Live Video Training Starts Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Soul Evolution Mastery: Applying the Wisdom of Your Guides, Soul Archetype & Interplanetary Past Lives — With Renowned Author, Psychologist, and Regression Therapist Dr. Linda Backman. Deepen your connection with (and receive support from) your council of guides… and align your life purpose with your soul’s archetype. New 7-week Video Training Starts Tuesday, May 29, 2018

More Upcoming Events: (all subject to change)

Donna Eden & David Feinstein 12-week course
• K.P. Khalsa 7-week course
Enneagram Global Summit
• Terry Patten 7-week course
• Jean Haner 7-week course
• Kate Levinson 7-week course
Yoga Day Summit
• Dawson Church 7-week course

• Barbara de Angelis 7-week course
• Sandra Ingerman & Evelyn Rysdyk 7-week course
Shamanism Global Summit
• Andrew Harvey 12-week course
• Linda Backman 21-week course
• Dr. Sue Morter 7-week course
• Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo 7-week course

Global Fund for Women

Global Fund for Women was founded in 1987 in Palo Alto, California, by four bold women who were convinced that women’s human rights were essential to social, economic, and political change around the world, for the benefit of all. Frustrated by a lack of interest in funding women’s human rights, they founded an organization to fund grassroots women-led movements directly. They knew that by trusting their grantee partners to tackle the problems they were uniquely qualified to solve, permanent change would happen. They were right.

We are a global champion for the human rights of women and girls. We use our powerful networks to find, fund, and amplify the courageous work of women who are building social movements and challenging the status quo. By shining a spotlight on critical issues, we rally communities of advocates who take action and invest money to empower women.

Click here for more information. Click here to make a donation.

The Greater Contribution

We are a nonprofit organization that supports a more prosperous future for the most impoverished women in the world using the power of micro loans. We are committed to compassionately serve the poorest people and communities worldwide through a network of women, raising awareness and funds, and using micro loans to support efforts to eliminate extreme poverty by 2025. Our vision is to be a leader in the worldwide movement to eliminate extreme poverty by 2025.

Click here for more information. Click here to make a donation and transform your gift into a micro loan that transforms lives, giving women and their families a sustainable income, regular meals, shelter, health care, and more!

The Women’s Institute for Financial Education (

Every woman needs a WIFE, who counsels and empowers, who listens and advises, and offers comfort when needed. The Women’s Institute for Financial Education ( is the oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence.

Women face tremendous challenges as they move through life’s transitions, from childhood to adult, from college to career, from single to married, to widowhood or divorce, and into the retirement years. And women are concerned about the financial wellbeing of their families as well as themselves, making sure that those they love are sheltered within their own financial success. Our mission is to empower women to succeed and prosper.

Click here for more information. Click here to make a donation.

Women’s Money

Women's Money, a non-profit organization, gives women a proprietary financial education and accountability system to help achieve personal financial wellness and resiliency. Women’s Money has successfully piloted its innovative financial education program in Nevada with 10 financial education conferences in the past three years.

Our Mission: Increasing financial resiliency, and social and economic justice for women and girls.

Our Vision: To reduce poverty in America by 50% by providing support and action steps for women to invest in their education and retirement.

Click here for more information.


As listeners describe her music as otherworldly, Simrit is known for her profound relationship with melody and rhythm, and she continues to inspire an authentic and fresh experience through her albums and her live concerts. By simply existing within her natural relationship to music, she enchants the listener into a world of wonder and mystery.

Simrit’s music brings the depth of the sacred and ancient to the modern, and her timeless sound deeply weaves the listener into what many have described as an altered state of consciousness while simultaneously bringing them into the depths of their own healing and humanity.

Simrit’s energy and music have a way of deeply touching people, understanding them, and bringing them with her into the unapologetic realm of the soul.

Hailed worldwide for her haunting voice, music, and undeniable and rare ability to transmit deep humanity and pure love through her sound, Simrit is known for her revolutionary innovation in hypnotic world and chant music that heals and evokes the innate power within all. She has topped World Music charts including iTunes at #1 for consecutive weeks at a time, many times over, and Billboard Music. Her voice communicates with so much humanity.

Click here to visit Simrit’s website. Click here to view her albums.

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