The Shift Catalyst — Energy Medicine & Healing Summit

By Stephen Dinan, founder and CEO of The Shift Network

You have the ability to activate your body’s natural healing potential.

That’s the empowering concept underlying the science and practice of energy medicine, which enables you to play an active role in your own healing by applying often simple solutions through modalities such as meridian clearing, Qi balancing, acupuncture, Ayurvedic medicine, shamanic practices, chakra work, Qigong, hands-on healing, and many others.

Instead of focusing on symptoms and treating those symptoms from an external perspective, as Western medicine does, energy medicine focuses on building and harmonizing your life force to address the root cause of disease and imbalance, thus healing you from the inside.

You can support and revitalize your whole being by harnessing the best of both Western medicine and energy medicine practices.

Energy medicine gives you a more holistic and self-empowering 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.

That’s why we’re so excited about our third annual Energy Medicine & Healing Summit (April 22–26), hosted by Dondi Dahlin, an energy medicine consultant and bestselling author. Click here to watch Dondi’s video invitation to you.

The groundbreaking speakers in this global video gathering — including Donna Eden, Anodea Judith, Daisy Lee, Dr. Sue Morter, Gregg Braden, Jean Haner, Holly Tse, Wendy De Rosa, Amy Scher, and many others — will bring to light the curative and evolutionary powers of proven energy practices to create vibrant health for you and your family!

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 will guide you toward transforming your overall health from the inside out. To find out more and to register for this free summit, click here.

On other fronts, a new kind of feminine, spiritually based leadership is rising to transform the way we engage activism and politics! Our good friend and ally Marianne Williamson has taken the bold step of running for President and is offering profound new ways to see our evolution as a country.

This Wednesday, I'll moderate a dialogue with Marianne and our FAVORITE new leader, Mayor Heidi Harmon of San Luis Obispo. She's a climate-change activist/yoga teacher/divine feminine presence who won the race for mayor with a wholly new synthesis of deep authenticity, progressive policies, and grassroots engagement with heart. Featuring them both in one event promises to be an amazing inspiration! Register for this free video event here.

Finally, we’d love to hear your answer to the question, What energy medicine practice resonates with you the most, and why? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.

A healer's power stems not from any special ability, but from maintaining the courage and awareness to embody and express the universal healing power that every human being naturally possesses.
— Eric Micha'el Leventhal

A Personal Video Invitation to the April 22–26 Energy Medicine & Healing Summit From Your Host, Dondi Dahlin

Hello, I'm Dondi Dahlin, and I am the host of the third annual Energy Medicine & Healing Summit. This is such a phenomenal summit. We have 38 speakers, experts in the field of energy medicine who are going to be teaching you how to be empowered with more vitality, joy, and health.

One thing that's different this year is it's video. So you get to watch the speakers, watch these experts with their sage advice, and their exercises, and their techniques that you can use to bring more health into your life. What would that be like if you had healing in your own hands to be able to help yourself if you had a stomachache, or a headache, or lower back pain, or to help a loved one, maybe your spouse or your kids, with anxiety or fear or stress. That's what you will be learning in this summit.

And if you have been in the field of energy medicine, you're going to be tickled at the A-list speakers that we have. And if you're new to energy medicine, you'll want to get out your notebook because there's going to be so much information. And in fact, I have a list here of some of the speakers we have this year and their topics. And I just want to tell you about some of them because these are such phenomenal people that I want you to learn from.

To watch the video and read the rest of the text, click here.

Blind Faith
By Mike Veeck

For the first seven months after she was diagnosed, I attempted to lose myself in my job, which marked my return to major league baseball after 20 years. But there was something missing. Baseball wasn’t as much fun as I remembered, and I wasn’t either. There was a sadness gnawing at my soul. And I couldn’t work hard enough to forget how afraid I was. So finally, in May, I gave up the ghost and resigned from the Devil Rays.

I had devoted my entire life to the pursuit of this silly game. One day you’re thinking, I’ve got a dream job. And a few days later, you’d trade anything, you’d do anything. When I finally returned to the big leagues, I was like, Yes, this is it! And then to have it reduced to rubble and ashes in such short order is humbling. And you struggle; you have to rebuild your vision of yourself through the eyes of this wonderful child.

To read more, click here.

“Medicinal Plants for Protecting Your Body, Mind & Spirit” Facebook Live Q&A with David Crow

Would you like to discover how you can integrate the power of herbs and essential oils to prevent adrenal exhaustion, recover from emotional burnout, and protect yourself from environmental and metabolic toxins? Plant medicine pioneer David Crow will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Thursday, April 18, at 5:00pm Pacific to share how you can harness the healing power of medicinal plants to protect your health and prevent disease. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

“The Heart of Activism for Empowered Women” Facebook Live Q&A with Heidi Harmon

Would you like to discover how you can step forward and stand in your power — in your life, your community, and beyond? Climate champion, activist, and America’s “Coolest” Mayor Heidi Harmon will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, April 17, at Noon Pacific to share how you can find your “why” — what’s in your heart to do and why it matters. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

Your Voice:

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

The Seven Directions of the Medicine Wheel
By Heather Dane, a featured speaker in the 2019 Energy Medicine & Healing Summit

The Medicine Wheel, or Sacred Hoop, is a Native American approach to energy healing that can be used to resolve post-traumatic stress, anxiety, grief, and health issues. The Medicine Wheel way of healing reconnects you to your intuition, nature, your ancestors, and the infinite circle of life. It guides you to walk your sacred path in balance and with love in your heart.

In Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Native American culture, we think about everything having a spirit — a voice, a meaning, and a power. We call this Orenda and it’s the basis of energy. When we use this energy properly and live a life in balance, we can cultivate a “good mind.”

To read more, click here.

How to Clear the Energy From Others to Make Room for Your Divine Self
Wendy De Rosa, a featured speaker in the 2019 Energy Medicine & Healing Summit

Have you felt energetically overloaded lately? Or maybe you continuously sense and feel the thoughts, emotions, and even physical pain of others. If this sounds like you, know that you are not alone. As sensitive people, we feel and often pick up the energy around us.

Like most sensitives, you’ve probably learned how the constant push and pull of others’ energy can be overwhelming and exhausting. The good news is, being an empath is a gift, and consciousness is rising on the planet in a way that’s triggering your true self to come out from hiding and to emerge.

To read more, click here.

4 Ways to Change Your Thoughts
By Bruce Lipton, PhD, a featured speaker in the 2019 Energy Medicine & Healing Summit

Globally we are at this moment of diagnosis on the planet. We are standing in front of the doctor and they are telling us we are entering the sixth mass extinction. The shock of this has the potential to have humanity dig deeper than imagined and write a completely new program, unleashing a rapid healing response across the globe. How do we change our programs into our wishes and desires?

To read more — and to sign up for Bruce’s free monthly newsletter — click here.

Which Jesus Do You Believe In?
By Philip Goldberg
First published in Elephant Journal

Growing up in Brooklyn, long before it was “Hipsterville,” I was familiar with three kinds of Jesus. There was the one and only begotten son of God, Savior of all Mankind, who was worshiped by many of the Irish and Italian Catholics in the neighborhood. And, among the Jews, two alternative versions: the laudable, ethical teacher — a nice Jewish boy, essentially, who met with a terrible fate — and the Jesus they considered a creature of mythology, like Apollo or Zeus.

To read more, click here.

Program Your Mind While You Sleep
TEDx Talk by Bruce Lipton, PhD, a featured speaker in the 2019 Energy Medicine & Healing Summit

In this 6-minute video, Dr. Bruce Lipton explains how to program your subconscious mind while you sleep with what you want to be true in your life. “You will be successful,” he says, “because 95% of the day your program automatically will be seeking your wishes. It's so easy to program your mind, but people don't even try.”

To watch this video, click here.

The Redemption Project
Hosted by CNN’s Van Jones
Premieres April 28 on CNN

This powerful new CNN original 8-episode series provides a rare glimpse into the restorative justice process, following the victim — or surviving family members — of a life-altering crime as they journey to meet face-to-face with their offender in the hopes of finding answers. This courageous and inspiring series will open viewers’ eyes to the human potential for redemption, understanding and healing — at a time when our divided society needs it most. Van Jones serves as a guide for the audience throughout this transformational experience.

Weaving Threads of Clarity
Web of Light Subtle Activism Series

Join Subtle Activists and life partners David T. Nicol and Kate Naga the first Saturday of each month for their Web of Light Subtle Activism Series, in which they tap into a different quality of our shared essential presence as a strand of light in the global Web. April’s presentation, “Weaving Strands of Clarity,” is designed to transmute confusion and overwhelm in the collective psychosphere. Click here to listen.

The Energy Medicine & Healing Summit
Free Summit — April 22–26

The anticipation for The Energy Medicine & Healing Summit, a FREE online video event from April 22–26, is palpable! You can register for free to watch and listen to such visionary speakers as Donna Eden, Anodea Judith, Daisy Lee, Dr. Sue Morter, Gregg Braden, Jean Haner, Holly Tse, Wendy De Rosa, and Amy Scher. You’ll discover exactly 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 wellbeing from the inside out. Click here to register for the FREE summit, see our list of dynamic speakers, and find out everything you need to know!

Build Your Audience in the Digital Age
Omega Conference, June 21–23, Rhinebeck, NY

Discover how to manifest your vision as an online teacher or healer with visionary leaders in the field of online holistic education, including Stephen Dinan, co-founder and president of The Shift Network.

Stephen Dinan

Have you ever desired to write a spiritual blog followed by millions? Or put your most powerful knowledge and teachings into an app or online presence? Join visionary minds in the fields of mobile and online holistic education as they share their wisdom, inspiration, and experience on creating blogs, video courses, and mobile apps touching lives of millions of people around the world.

In this workshop, you’ll take a deep dive into the business of online education and how to manifest your vision as an online teacher or healer. You’ll gain insights into how to reach a wide audience and offer convenient tools to teach people around the globe through growth hacking and online marketing. For more information and to register, click here.

Compassionate Living & Dying
First Annual Symposium
April 27 in Sacramento

To live life fully is to embrace all aspects of it. Dying is a part of Living.

The 1st Annual Compassionate Living & Dying Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 27. Featuring keynote speaker Alua Arthur, this event will be interactive and educational, with speakers and Compassionate Conversation Circles, addressing how to live a fuller, more meaningful and compassionate life, while also recognizing and honoring our own mortality.

Our mission is to inspire people to live a more joyful and passionate life by offering resources, experiences, connections, and opportunities. It is our belief that transformation will occur within ourselves, our families, and throughout our communities with these components. Click here for more information, to purchase tickets, or to become a sponsor.

The Feminine Power Breakthrough
A free ebook from Dr. Claire Zammit

We want to share a valuable resource from our colleague and ally Claire Zammit PhD, who has spent the last two decades researching the most effective tools and practices to ignite women's highest potentials. In her work she discovered a surprising "power paradox" — an invisible reason why many women may be feeling stuck when it comes to responding to their higher calling and stepping forward into their greatness. And, more importantly, she’s created a map that women are using with unprecedented success to dissolve the barriers that were keeping them stuck.

We are happy to share a special gift from Claire today — a FREE ebook, The Feminine Power Breakthrough, that will shine a light on what may have been holding you back, and give you the tools to access your inner power and realize your unique destiny.

Download her ebook here as a gift: The Feminine Power Breakthrough

Goddess in the Garden
May 18–19 at Sierra Meadows, Ahwahnee, California (near Yosemite National Park)

Goddess in the Garden is a weekend set aside to share meaningful items of beauty, healing, strength, and personal enjoyment. Escape to a bohemian village where family friendly festivities take place, set in the beautiful forested surroundings close to Yosemite National Park. Free entry for attendees who will wander the meandering paths through seven unique bohemian villages. Family friendly with lots to do with the children!

It is an opportunity to be experienced as a presence in our community and offers specially selected services and organic health-filled and handcrafted items designed to enhance the experience of life, and the quest for increased balance and consciousness in all areas of our “earth walk.”For more information, click here.

Be the Light that You Are: Ten Simple Ways to Transform Your World With Love
By Debra Landwehr Engle

Life often seems hard, riddled with political, emotional, and personal crises. So how do you stay true to your spiritual principles, find peace in a time of chaos, and display divine light in a world filled with fear? In Be the Light that You Are, author Debra Landwehr Engle outlines 10 steps for extending the light within, including fostering self-love, letting go of judgment and attachment, rising above the drama, redefining problems, and practicing forgiveness. Inspired by A Course in Miracles and other teachings, Be the Light that You Are is a guidebook for anyone who wants to put their spiritual practice in action. Filled with real-life examples, it provides a simple path to kindness, decency, and authenticity in troubled times. Click here to order your copy.

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 free sample chapter from the author, email Phil at

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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2019 Issue 7 • Apr 7

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Identify one simple Energy Medicine practice and commit to doing it for 30 days, then share your results with family and friends. You may be just the inspiration they’ve been waiting for!

Discover the Heart of Activism: Feminine Leadership for Bold, Authentic Change— A Free Video Event With U.S. Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson, and Mayor of San Luis Obispo, California, Heidi Harmon. Discover how to align your heart, values, and unique gifts with your passion for meaningful and lasting change. Wednesday, April 10, at 5:30pm Pacific

Freyja: Great Mother & Goddess of the Nordic People: Discover the Feminine Wisdom of the ‘First Shaman’ to Shape Your Destiny — A Free Video Event With Shamanism Teacher Evelyn Rysdyk. Experience a guided journey to meet Freyja — ancestress of all shamanic practitioners — and receive a transformative blessing from her. Saturday, April 13, at 10:00am Pacific

Discover How to Get to the Root Causes of Your Sleep Struggles: 5 Essential Keys to Getting Consistent, Good Sleep — A Free Video Event With World-Renowned Ayurvedic Herbalist and Teacher K.P. Khalsa. Discover how you can stop suffering from lack of sleep (or chronic insomnia). Wednesday, April 17, at 5:30pm Pacific

Discovering the Psychology of the Future: New Approaches for Self-Exploration & Healing— A Free Online Event With Psychiatrist & Transpersonal Psychology Pioneer Stanislav Grof, MD, PhD. Open to new insights in psychology and spirituality that are profoundly effective in creating lasting healing and growth for yourself and others. Available now!

Expanding Powers of Intuition for Sensitives & Empaths: Develop Your Gifts of Perception Through Your Chakras — With Author, Trainer & Intuitive Healer Wendy De Rosa. Receive guided chakra healings — and learn how to read energy and intuitive information without taking it on.
New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Wednesday, April 17

Active Dreaming: The Essential Training: Opening to Multidimensional Realities for Time Travel, Healing & Reality Creation— With Bestselling Author and Dream Shaman Robert Moss. Discover cutting-edge principles of dreamwork for healing, transformation, and spiritual evolution.
New In-Depth 12-Week Live Audio Training Starts Thursday, April 18

Upcoming Events (all subject to change:)

Devaa Haley Mitchell course
David Crow 7-week course
• Heidi Harmon 8-week course

• KP Khalsa 7-week course
• Michael Beckwith 5-week course
• Evelyn Rysdyk 8-week course
• Gemma Benton 7-week course
• Sandra Ingerman 6-month program
• Eileen McKusick 7 -week course
• Loch Kelly 7-week course

• Raja Choudhury 7-month course
• Chloe Goodchild 14-week course

The Energy Medicine Institute

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

• Public Education

• Professional Training

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

• 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.

Click here to find out more. Click here to make a donation.

The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is a nonprofit, educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to spark intellectual inquiry and exchange, connecting new concepts to timeless values; create a diverse worldwide community of leaders committed to the greater good; and to provide a nonpartisan forum for reaching solutions on vital public policy issues. They are committed to bringing together diverse voices with a shared commitment to improving the human condition.

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Ayla Nereo

Ayla Nereo is a voice for the planet, a beacon of light, a modern bard of beauty singing directly from her soul. With lyrical poetry splashing like dazzling paint across a canvas of sound, she builds layer upon layer of vocal melodies into majestic loop-pedal harmonies, weaving syncopated threads of guitar, kalimba, piano, and percussion into her live performances.

Ayla’s music is a genre unto its own, as she allows sounds to dance between vocal looping, produced beats, live drumming, orchestral string arrangements, Celtic melodies, and even dashes of hip-hop wordplay. With an uncanny ability to disarm and crack open the heart, Ayla’s lucid storytelling and magical presence rings with love, for the depth of our humanness, and the pure wonder of life itself. Calling us to listen deeper, her songs are elegant masterpieces of lucid storytelling, with lyrics ringing as anthems and mantras for planetary healing, human evolution, hope, and compassion.

Click here for more information.
Click here to see and listen to Ayla’s albums.
Click here to order from Ayla’s online store.

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