The Shift Catalyst — Evolutionary Empath Summit

By Stephen Dinan, founder and CEO of The Shift Network

Are you a sensitive, empathic person who feels energy — for better or for worse?

If so, you’re uniquely gifted. Yet, there are probably times when your ability to “intuit” information or emotions might feel like anything but a gift.

As a deeply empathic person, you might take on other people’s energy as a way to help them or to calm them, only to feel your own energy being drained.

Would you like to know how you can ground into your power, so you can stop feeling like a sponge and start becoming empowered — rather than overwhelmed — by your sensitivity?

Then you'll want to register for The Evolutionary Empath Summit, a FREE online event from May 14–17. Speakers include Dr. Judith Orloff, Wendy De Rosa, Grandmother Flordemayo, Alan Seale, Sonia Choquette, Dr. Christine Page, and more than two dozen other luminaries!

This global gathering of leading empathy experts, authors, and inspiring teachers will be sharing transformational strategies that promise to take you to a higher octave as a healthy empath.

They’ll offer you a clear path to your next level of sensitivity development — with easy-to-pick-up-and-run-with tools, tips, and practices that will give you a new guidance system for your life.

You can register for this one-of-a-kind online series here (at no charge) to learn from these top experts in the emerging field of empathic power — experts who are illuminating the path for you as you rise to your full potential and fulfill your highest mission and purpose...

When you do, you’ll join like-minded people in what’s very likely the largest gathering of empaths anywhere ever!

I’m confident you’ll discover that your ability to sense energy can empower your intuition — and we need YOU to bring your perceptions, your ideas, and your magnificent abilities to the world with everything you’ve got!

We’re pleased to share with you Shift Network President Stephen Dinan’s annual State of the Shift address. Click here to watch this illuminating and insightful video.

Finally, we’d love to hear your answer to the question, How have your empathic, sensitive and intuitive gifts enriched your life? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.

Intuition speaks without emotion and with no value judgment attached to it. I am able to receive an intuitive message as if I am watching a movie that doesn’t involve me.
— Kathryn Harwig

A Personal Video Invitation to the May 14–17 Evolutionary Empath Summit From Your Host, Bevin Niemann

Greetings from whatever corner of the planet that you're hailing from. I'm Bevin Niemann, host of The Shift Network's very first Evolutionary Empath Summit. The evolution of an empathic, sensitive, and intuitive person is a beautiful process of unfolding. It is an invitation to come out of isolation and seek out like-minded souls, to find your place in a community of others just like you, to connect, to learn, and grow.

Whether you've recently awakened to your sensitive, empathic, and intuitive gifts, or maybe you've been integrating your gifts into your life for quite a while, perhaps even through serving others, we've mindfully included something for everyone. The Evolutionary Empath Summit integrates the newest scientific research about our trait with practical tools to help you thrive in everyday life. We're also featuring inspiring spiritual teachers from across the globe to help you connect within and to something much greater than yourself. So let's dive in to explore a little bit of what you'll experience when you participate in this event.

Probably the number one question I hear empaths ask is, “How do I cope when I can sense all of the energies, emotions, and sensations from the world around me?” Well, join us on this summit to hear Dr. Judith Orloff's strategies to help you move from being an emotional sponge to standing fully in your power as an empath. Or learn from the incredible wisdom of Grandmother Flordemayo, who leads us through this amazing visualization to connect deeply with the natural world by accessing the power of the four elements — water, wind, earth, and fire.

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

Born to Be Intuitive
By Christine Page

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t connected to spirit and highly intuitive. As a child, I thought everybody spoke to dead people, could feel the energy at sacred sites, and was dazzled by the multifaceted nature of people.

It took me a long time to realize that what I saw, thought, and knew, was not common knowledge. But I’ve never doubted my inner knowing, coming to trust it implicitly both for myself and for the people who ask for my help.

To read more, click here.

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If you are inspired and passionate about joining our team, please click here for more information about this position. The Shift Network is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer.

“Reweaving Your Ancestral Story” Facebook Live Q&A with Gemma Benton

Would you like to connect with your ancestors to heal old wounds, cultivate belonging, and remember your truest self? Teacher, storyteller, singer, spiritual activist, and artist Gemma Benton will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, May 8, at 5:00pm Pacific to share how you can source the wisdom of your ancestors to create a new mythology for your family, transform old stories, and create a world of unlimited possibilities. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

“Effortless Mindfulness” Facebook Live Q&A with Loch Kelly

Would you like to use ‘small glimpse’ techniques to move beyond mind, subtle body, and subtle energy — and access true presence? Author, meditation teacher, psychotherapist, and founder of Open-Hearted Awareness Institute Loch Kelly will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, May 8, at Noon Pacific to share how you can apply Effortless Mindfulness techniques to connect with the wisdom of the larger field of consciousness… anytime and anywhere. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

“The Spirits of Nature Global Community Program” Facebook Live Q&A with Sandra Ingerman

Would you like to join a supportive and loving virtual community to expand your shamanic perception and build skills to nourish and protect ALL of life? Shamanic teacher Sandra Ingerman will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Tuesday, April 14, at 4:00pm Pacific to share how you can step into a rich dimension of reality where you have deep, powerful relationships with animals, trees, and all of our nature allies. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

Your Voice:

We want to know: How have your empathic, sensitive and intuitive gifts enriched your life? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.

Wake Up Your Spirit and Connect With Your Guides
By Sonia Choquette, a featured speaker in The Evolutionary Empath Summit

I grew up in a world where there was virtually no veil between the physical and non-physical planes. And because of that, it was natural to me to connect with the spirit world of helpers and guides at all times. I not only asked my spirit helpers and guides for assistance, I felt their presence and received their non-stop help all the time. With their help, my life was magical, fulfilling, positive, and always protected.

To read more, click here.

Empaths Are a Sacred Mirror
By Bevin Niemann, host of The Evolutionary Empath Summit

Have you ever wondered…

Why do I have to sense all the energy around me?
Why do I have to feel everything so deeply?
Why do I have to be so aware of every horrific event that’s happening on our planet?

Do you often think…

It would be so much easier not to know!
Can’t I go back and take the blue pill?
If I wasn’t an empath, wouldn’t life be so much easier?

To read more, click here.

Empathy: An Entrance Into the Energy World
By Kabir Jaffe and Ritama Davidson, featured speakers in The Evolutionary Empath Summit

We recently spent time with a couple we’ve known for many years and who are now in crisis. Laura is a highly sensitive empath, very artistic, always creating beautiful décors. She says she can feel the magic around her. Joe has an administrative job that is very demanding. They are the loves of each other’s lives.

Laura was in a panic, certain that Joe was having an affair. When he would come home from work she would attack him, call him a liar and a cheat, and blame him for not being present with her any more. And Paul would swear that it was absolutely not true. He felt hurt and shamed, and defiant when she would accuse him, especially in front of their daughters. He was also concerned she was becoming delusional.

To read more, click here.

In the Shelter of Each Other
By Alan Seale, a featured speaker in The Evolutionary Empath Summit

An old Irish proverb says:

It is in the shelter of each other
that the people live.

As I become increasingly concerned about things that are happening in government, policy-making, and society in my country and in the world, this proverb is helping me clarify what it is that actually concerns me.

To read more, click here.

Why I Now Fully Support Marianne Williamson for President
By Stephen Dinan, founder and President of The Shift Network

Last Friday, I watched Marianne Williamson’s CNN Town Hall  —  and had a profound shift in my perspective on her candidacy.

Like many of her friends and allies, I celebrate her as one of the most powerful truth-tellers, teachers, and speakers of our time, possessing a remarkable ability to lift others up with her words. I know her as a healer, an inspired activist, and a visionary leader who masterfully weaves together the work of raising awareness and uplifting society.

However, for all of these positive qualities, I still wasn’t sure whether I could see her as President of the United States of America.

To read Stephen’s blog post, click here.

The Power of Empathy
TEDx Talk by Helen Reiss

Dr. Helen Riess, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, directs the Empathy & Relational Science Program, conducting research on the neuroscience of emotions and empathy, and is co-founder, Chief Scientist and Chairman of Empathetics, LLC. She begins her talk by sharing a remarkable reaction to a crying baby on a plane. To watch her TEDx Talk, click here.

The Gentle Power of Highly Sensitive People
TEDx Talk by Elena Herdieckerhoff

Elena Herdieckerhoff, founder & CEO of Entreprincess, is a mentor for highly sensitive and empathic entrepreneurs. In this TEDx Talk, she explains why we need to change the prevalent cultural narrative around highly sensitive people. To watch her TEDx Talk, click here.

Weaving Threads of Deep Relaxation
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. May’s presentation, “Weaving Strands of Deep Relaxation,” is designed to transmute stress and tension in the collective psychosphere. Click here to listen.

The Evolutionary Empath Summit
Free Summit — May 14–17

The anticipation for The Evolutionary Empath Summit, a FREE online event from May 14–17, is palpable! You can register for free to watch and listen to such visionary speakers as Dr. Judith Orloff, Wendy De Rosa, Grandmother Flordemayo, Alan Seale, Sonia Choquette, Dr. Christine Page, and more than two dozen others who will show you how to turn your sensitivity into your superpower!

Not only will this global summit connect you with sensitive, empathic, and intuitive leaders who are THRIVING as they fulfill their souls’ missions, you’ll find a place for yourself in an emerging community. You’ll feel (perhaps “for once”!) that you’re not alone. And you’ll see exactly how you, too, can thrive as an empath — in your work life... your family life... your relationships... your activism... your healing of others... and your care for yourself and our precious planet. Click here to register for this FREE summit, see our full list of dynamic speakers, and find out everything you need to know!

May 17–19 in Sedona, Arizona

Do you have a message that’s burning inside of you? Do you want to write a book or take the stage and don't know where to start? Then you may want to join the WomanSpeak Festival.

Join women from around the world as they cheer each other on in the art of boldly and authentically sharing their truth and ideas publicly. The festival will highlight extraordinary guest speakers, insightful workshops, and a wildly anticipated concert!

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 the 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.

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 9 • May 5

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• Allies of the Shift
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Like Us. Collaborate!

Invite your family and friends to participate in The Evolutionary Empath Summit, which takes place May 14–17. It’s free — and life-changing insights await! To discover more, click here.

Discover Your Electric Body — A Free Video Event With Researcher, Biofield Tuning Founder, Sound Therapy Practitioner, and Author Eileen McKusick. Experience a whole-body ‘tuning’ conducted with a tuning fork, which can slow down your brain waves and shift every cell in your body from dis-ease to ease. Wednesday, May 8, at 5:30pm Pacific

Awakening Your Kundalini Masterclass — A Free Video Event With Spiritual Teacher, Filmmaker, and Speaker Raja Choudhury. Discover how to work with Kundalini Shakti — the evolutionary force of the sacred feminine divine power within you— to bring about healing, vitality, success, and true inner peace and bliss. Wednesday, May 15, at 5:30pm Pacific

The Mythic Powers of Norse Goddesses, Ancestresses & Giants — With Shamanism Teacher Evelyn Rysdyk. ‘Meet’ the Great Mother Goddess and Ancestress Freyja to receive a blessing and open to the power of the Divine Feminine.
New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Tuesday, May 14

Life Visioning in Your 40s, 50s & Beyond — With Bestselling Author, Spiritual Teacher, and Founder of Agape International Spiritual Center Michael Bernard Beckwith. Activate the creative energies of ‘Divine Mind’ through the 4 energetic frequencies of your spiritual evolution.
New 5-Week Video Training With Live Q&A Starts Tuesday, May 7

Reweaving Your Ancestral Story — With Teacher, Storyteller, Singer, Spiritual Activist, and Artist Gemma Benton. Discover how to source the wisdom of your ancestors to create a new mythology for your family, transform old stories, and create a world of unlimited possibilities.
New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Wednesday, May 15

Effortless Mindfulness — With Author, Meditation Teacher, Psychotherapist, and Founder of Open-Hearted Awareness Institute Loch Kelly. Discover simple, yet advanced practices validated by neuroscience to move beyond fear, worry, and shame — and access your intuitive heart-mind.
New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts, Wednesday, May 15

Upcoming Events (all subject to change:)

Sandra Ingerman 6-month program
• Eileen McKusick 7-week course

• Alison Armstrong 8-week course
• Raja Choudhury 7-month course
• Stan Grof & Rick Tarnas 7-week course
• Deborah King 7-week course
• Jessica Dibb 7-week course
• Chloe Goodchild 14-week course
• Lisa Barnett 7-week course
Yoga of Healing & Awakening Summit
• Sonia Choquette 7-week course
Enneagram Global Summit
• Anita Moorjani 7-week course

• Sarah McCrum 7-week course
Shamanism Global Summit

Blink Now

Our journey starts on a dry riverbed in the foothills of the Himalayas, where one young woman decided to help one young girl, hoping to make one small difference. In the blink of an eye – and with a lot of hard work from a lot of people – that hope turned into a home, a school, and so much more.

Kopila Valley was born and soon blossomed into BlinkNow, a nonprofit foundation serving an ever-growing, ever-inspiring community in Surkhet, Nepal. Our mission is to change the world by empowering Nepal's youth.

Click here to watch the poignant and moving story of Anjali, one of the many girls who found a home through BlinkNow.

For more information on BlinkNow, click here.

To make a donation to BlinkNow, click here.

To read an update and thank you letter from Maggie Doyne, the founder of BlinkNow, click here.

The Guild of Perceptive Souls
C-founded by Bevin Niemann, host of The Evolutionary Empath Summit

What are you going to learn in the Guild of Perceptive Souls? That's completely up to you! The Guild isn't a course, it's a learning laboratory for empaths, sensitive people, and intuitives. Self-directed learning + community sharing and support leads you towards self-actualization.

Sometimes members will discuss what holds them back — but more importantly, we focus on what works to move us forward. This is a space for perceptive souls who are ready to take action to master their gifts, to step fully into the presence of who they truly are.

The Guild is a private, dedicated online space, free from the distractions of advertising, promotions, and a zillion other stimuli pulling at your attention. We exist to support your personal growth — not create more overwhelm! If you love community connection as much as we do, we'd love to welcome you inside!

The School of Intuitive Studies
Founded by Wendy De Rosa, Shift Network faculty and a featured speaker in The Evolutionary Empath Summit

Wendy De Rosa created the School of Intuitive Studies and her Energy Healer Trainings in response to people who are waking up to their deeper gifts. Intuition is the voice of your soul. Everyone has it, and developing intuition and deepening your connection to it requires clearing the negative energy and blocks that are in the way and connecting to the true light within you The School of Intuitive Studies is where you come to learn more about who you are, how to develop your intuition, how your intuitive gifts work, how to heal, how to live more divinely connected, how to live from your true self, and how to become an intuitive healer, For more information, click here.

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Tonya Henderson

Tonya Henderson is an energy painter, visionary artist, intuitive healer, teacher, and spiritual life coach, with a passion for helping others. Tonya’s paintings were once based on spiritual concepts, often reflecting ideas from biblical teachings while integrating all that she was learning about metaphysics and the nature of the universe.

Now, Tonya creates spiritual paintings reflecting the flow of energy, visionary landscapes, and dreams. She has developed what she calls Personal Energy Portraits, which is reading of your personal energy, combined with Tonya’s unique artistry. These portraits express the unseen, and give glimpses of otherworldly places, alternate realities, and pseudo-universes that are wild and energetic. She uses these paintings to inspire, enlighten, and educate.

Click here to visit Tonya’s website.

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