The Shift Catalyst — The Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit

By Stephen Dinan, founder and President of The Shift Network

A higher order of integration is emerging out of the age-old battle between science and traditional religion…

Scientists, energy medicine experts, medical doctors, and pioneers in consciousness are coming to similar conclusions about the unitive nature and deep interconnectedness of reality.

New discoveries in both science and the field of consciousness are inspiring awe and hope for deeper levels of healing — personally and collectively. 

That’s why excitement is building for the Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit, a groundbreaking free online event offered from August 6–9.

This 4-day global gathering of pioneers in evolutionary consciousness, including leading energy healers, physicians, researchers, and inspiring spiritual teachers features Dr. Sue Morter, Nonty Charity Sabic, Lynne McTaggart, Dean Radin, Rollin McCraty, Kim Barta, Terri O’Fallon, Dr. Alberto Villoldo, and many more speakers who will share a powerful synthesis of inner and outer knowledge that promises to shift your consciousness, reveal leading-edge research and practices, and unlock your innate capacity to heal — body, mind, and spirit.

We are so grateful for Dr. Shamini Jain’s leadership in creating the Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit. Shamini is the founder and CEO of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative, a collaborative accelerator that connects scientists, health practitioners, innovators, and social entrepreneurs to forward the science and practice of healing. 

To register for this free summit, click here.

We hope you’re enjoying our newest section, “The Nicest Thing,” a special video series in which we ask prominent authors, performers, thought leaders, and others to answer the question, “What is the nicest thing a non-family member has ever done for you?” Their revealing and uplifting stories offer glimpses into the personal lives of people you already know and admire. 

The five stories in this issue come from three featured speakers in the Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit: Emiliana Simon-Thomas, the Science Director at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center… Dr. Alberto Villoldo, a medical anthropologist who has studied the shamanic healing practices of the Amazon and Andes for more than 30 years… and Dr. Jude Currivan, a cosmologist, planetary healer, futurist, and author…

… and from two Shift Network faculty who are launching new courses: sound-therapy practitioner Eileen McKusick, whose 10-week video training, Deeper Tuning for Your Electric Body, begins Tuesday, August 6… and dream shaman Robert Moss, whose 9-week live video training, The School of Dream Growing, begins Wednesday, August 7.

Finally, we’d love to hear your answer to the question, What is your favorite synchronicity story that defies rational explanation? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
— Eden Phillpotts

An Inner Treasure Awaits You
By Tom Gegax

In 1989, I thought my life was working pretty well. Then, within a 6-month period, I was diagnosed with cancer, my 25-year marriage ended, and my chief financial officer came into my office and said, “Tom, the bank account is a million dollars short and our credit line is exhausted. What are we going to do?” So, just like that, the three major areas of my life — my health, my love relationship, and my career — were in shambles. And I was hit with the stark reality that not only had my life not been working, but that I had played a major role in causing it all to come tumbling down. 

To read more, click here.

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In this special video series, prominent authors, performers, thought leaders, and others answer the question, “What is the nicest thing a non-family member has ever done for you?

Emiliana Simon-Thomas’ Story
Emiliana Simon-Thomas is a featured speaker in the Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit

EXCERPT: If he caught your eye, as he often did with me, he would say, "You're beautiful, keep smiling. Have a good day." All kinds of just really heartwarming, genuine... I don't know, chill-arousing, sweet things that really shifted my mindset from that of a kind of sulky teenager who maybe felt like I wasn't getting enough attention and wished that someone had driven me to school. Just shifted my perspective. Really changed how I was thinking.

To watch the video and read the transcript of Emiliana’s heartwarming 4-minute story, click here.

Dr. Alberto Villoldo’s Story
Dr. Alberto Villoldo is a featured speaker in the Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit

EXCERPT: So we pick up the goldfish and we put it in her cup of water and we go up to the deck and there's this huge, vast expanse of ocean, and I have this little goldfish that I'm holding with this beautifully kind lady sitting next to me saying, "We're going to return this little fish back to the great ocean, back to the great sea so that it might find its destiny.” I say a prayer for the little goldfish, and together we put it over the side and we release it to the ocean. And in my mind's eye I see that this goldfish is now free. It's broken out of its bowl and it's returned back to the greater family of fish in the sea.

To watch the video and read the transcript of Alberto’s delightful 3-minute story, click here.

Dr. Jude Currivan’s Story
Dr. Jude Currivan is a featured speaker in the Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit

EXCERPT: And when I was 19, Dennis invited Stephen [Hawking] to give a talk, a seminar to postgraduate folks at Oxford, and he invited me. I was the youngest person in the room, I think I was the only undergraduate, and it was phenomenal to see this great mind that is Stephen Hawking begin at that point, because this is back in 1972, to talk about black holes. This was the new big thing, and it was Dennis' kindness that invited me into that room, and I left that room in one way and came out another.

To watch the video and read the transcript of Jude’s inspiring 6-minute story, click here.

Robert Moss’ Story

EXCERPT: I was busy, as usual, traveling and teaching a lot around the world, and my book deadline was two weeks away. Although I write fast, two weeks isn't very long to write a book when you actually haven't knuckled down and done any of it as a draft up to that point. A friend of mind in Europe sent me a message and said, "How's the book coming along?" I said, "Well, I don't really know what to say. The deadline's in two weeks. It's all with me in a sense, but I haven't put anything really on paper, yet." She said, "Okay. Maybe this dream will help you, Robert. I want to give you a dream. It's a dream about you." 

To watch the video and read the transcript of Robert’s fascinating 4-minute story, click here.

Robert’s new 9-week live video training,
The School of Dream Growing: An Adventure to Liberate Your Soul’s Wildest Imaginings, begins Wednesday, August 7.
For more details — and to enroll — click here.

Eileen McKusick’s Story

EXCERPT: When we moved to Vermont in 2002, my kids were little, they were two and five, and we had gone through a very devastating experience where my husband had been in a car accident. He was hit by a drunk driver, and he wasn't able to work for a few years, and this combined with some other things caused us to lose everything. We went into a complete and utter financial meltdown.

To watch the video and read the transcript of Eileen’s humbling 3-minute story, click here.

Eileen’s new 10-week video training,
Deeper Tuning for Your Electric Body: Harmonize Your Biofield, Clear Blocked Energy & Raise Your ‘Voltage’,
which begins Tuesday, August 6, includes her 7-module foundational course at no extra cost. For more details — and to enroll — click here.

“Clearing the Seven Windows to the Soul” Facebook Live Q&A with Anodea Judith

Would you like to experience the full spectrum of your energy and power — bringing your body, emotions, relationships and creativity into alignment with your soul? #1 bestselling author and expert on the chakra system Anodea Judith will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Tuesday, July 30, at 5:00pm Pacific to share how you can bridge the worlds of science and spirituality to discover a holistic, grounded approach to working with your energy body. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

“Egyptian Shamanic Alchemy” Facebook Live Q&A with Nicki Scully

Would you like to experience a profound shamanic journey to reach back to the sacred sites of Ancient Egypt and bring forward the healing magic of its gods and goddesses? Renowned author and teacher of Egyptian mysteries Nicki Scully will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Thursday, August 1, at Noon Pacific to share how you can transmute the inner you into the alchemical GOLD of an awakened consciousness and a creative and inspired spirit. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

“7 Steps to Embody the Gifts of Your Sensitivity” Facebook Live Q&A with Julie Bjelland

Would you like to receive proven practices to retrain your brain to transform stress and overwhelm into calm and confidence? HSP expert, psychotherapist, and author Julie Bjelland, LMFT, will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Tuesday, August 6, at Noon Pacific to share how you can set boundaries and practice self-care... without guilt. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

Your Voice:

We want to know: What is your favorite synchronicity story that defies rational explanation? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.

Realizing Our Wholeness: Bridging Science and Spirituality for True Healing
By Dr. Sue Morter

As a doctor for more than 30 years, paired with my experience and realizations during a profound spiritual awakening nearly 20 years ago, I believe the most important topic we could ever address in the course of our lives, is that of realizing our wholeness.

Whether it’s in regards to healing the physical body, managing our emotional ailments, or even trying to access our spiritual truth – remembering who and what we are actually made of, and what is happening with every life experience we have, is necessary for true healing to happen and to last.

To read more, click here.

Science as a Spiritual Practice
By Terri O’Fallon, a featured speaker in the Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit

Beautiful words are inspiring and can catapult us, at times into states of momentary understanding before they slip into the ether. We grasp for a splinter of understanding to remain within us—the longing for that piercing knowledge that makes us, for just an instant, someone greater than the self we inhabit. The question this often brings us to, is “Who are we anyway?” Well, it depends on the eyes we are looking from and the eyes we are looking through. That question is the essential research question. Who am I?

To read more, click here.

The Power of Eight
By Lynne McTaggart

Marekje’s multiple sclerosis had made it difficult for her to walk without aids. The morning after being the target of a Power of Eight group, she arrived at the workshop without her crutches.

Marcia suffered from a cataract-like opacity blocking the vision of one eye. The following day, after her group’s healing intention, she claimed that her sight in that eye had been almost fully restored.

To read more, click here.

Unfolding the Living Map of Life
Terri O’Fallon is a featured speaker in the Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit

EXCERPT: I work with an organization called STAGES International with my brother, Kim Barta, who is a psychotherapist, and I'm a developmental researcher. I've spent my career looking at, how do people grow up? It's been a fascination for me, and I've enjoyed so much all of the things I've learned along the way about other people and also about myself and just humanity itself and how it grows up.

To watch the 11-minute video and read the transcript, click here.

Deva Premal & Miten with Dr. Kenneth Pelletier: “The Medicine of Mantra”
Dr. Kenneth Pelletier is a featured speaker in the Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit

Deva Premal and Miten hosted a live chat at Facebook with Dr. Kenneth Pelletier, a leading medical authority on the mind-body-spirit connection and on lifestyle medicine. They shared their experiences of the profound healing effects of chanting mantras and talked with Dr. Pelletier about his research into the ways that this can happen, and how lifestyle changes can actually switch genes on and off — the topic of his new book, Change Your Genes, Change Your Life. To watch the live chat, click here.

Pat McCabe (“Woman Stands Shining”) | First Ceremony
Pat McCabe (“Woman Stands Shining”) is a featured speaker in the Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit

How can we begin a ceremonial journey that connects us to our ancestors and helps align our work in the world with our highest ideals? Pat McCabe, also known as “Woman Stands Shining,” offers a simple morning ritual that has the power to transform our daily lives. Pat McCabe is a Dine' (Navajo) mother, grandmother, activist, artist, writer, ceremonial leader, and international speaker. She is a voice for global peace and healing. To watch this 2-minute video, click here.

The Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit
Free Summit — August 6–9

Anticipation is building for the Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit, a free online event held from August 6–9 hosted by Dr. Shamini Jain, the founder and CEO of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative. Register for free to listen to Dr. Sue Morter, Nonty Charity Sabic, Lynne McTaggart, Dean Radin, Rollin McCraty, Kim Barta, Terri O’Fallon, Dr. Alberto Villoldo, and other visionary speakers to discover leading-edge practices that can bolster your body’s natural ability to heal. You can join this one-of-a-kind online event — at no charge — to find out how to bridge science and spirituality to rejuvenate your entire being from the inside out. See our list of dynamic speakers and find out everything you need to know by clicking here.

Creating and Sustaining Peace
November 1–3 in New Paltz, New York

Mark your calendar for a special conference the weekend of November 1–3 devoted to peacebuilding and celebrating the history of peace conferences begun at Mohonk Mountain House 150 years ago. Keynote speakers Philip Hellmich (The Shift Network’s Director of Peace) and Dr. Sakena Yacoobi will address the art and science of peace and the critical role of educating girls and women. 

Panels and breakout sessions will focus on the progress of nations toward meeting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, programs offering peacebuilding skills, youth-led initiatives, and a practical look at what can be done locally and regionally to build more peaceful and productive communities. Student scholarships will be available. Visit our conference page for a full list of speakers and updates to the agenda for the weekend.

MovingWorlds Institute Global Fellowship
October 25–28 (applications close on July 31)

This career growth and social impact Fellowship is offered by the MovingWorlds Institute. It's a great opportunity to learn more about leading social-impact frameworks, develop your skills as a global leader, and expand your network — while contributing to social good in the process. The next cohort kicks off in San Francisco in October, but you can join from anywhere. Applications close on July 31. Click here for more information.

The Four Sacred Secrets
By Preethaji and Krishnaji

After transforming millions of lives through O&O Academy, their philosophy and meditation school; and the Ekam World Peace Festival, Krishnaji and Preethaji are now harnessing some of their key teachings into four fundamental shifts that can miraculously open our lives to joy, love, prosperity, and purpose.

These are their four sacred secrets: 

  • Live with a Spiritual Vision
  • Discover Your Inner Truth
  • Awaken to the Universal Intelligence
  • Practice Spiritual Right Action

For more information and to order your copy, click here.

The Energy Codes
By Dr. Sue Morter

Eighteen years ago, health pioneer and practitioner Dr. Sue Morter had a remarkable and profound awakening. While meditating, she spontaneously accessed an energy field — a level of consciousness — beyond anything she had ever imagined. This dramatic experience changed her life, freeing her from years of struggle and pain.

It also set Dr. Morter on a mission to discover how to create such radical transformation for her patients. Through years of advanced study and research in energy healing and medicine, she developed the Energy Codes, a life-changing program that has now enabled thousands of people all over the world to overcome pain, disease, fatigue, anxiety, and depression, and to awaken their innate creativity, intuition, and inner power. Bridging ancient healing practices with cutting-edge science, The Energy Codes offers a detailed road map to help you experience deep healing in your life.

Click here to order your copy. When you order the book, you can also claim many free bonuses by clicking 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 14 • Jul 28

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• Movement News
• Action of the Week
• Shift Spotlight
• Shift Impact
• Partner Spotlight
• Featured Artist
• Allies of the Shift
• Back Issues

Like Us. Collaborate!

Invite your family and friends to participate in the Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit, which takes place August 6–9. Life-changing insights await! To discover more — and register for free — click here.

7 Keys to Optimize Your Gene Expression for Vibrant Health & Longevity — A Free Video Event With Integrative Medicine Pioneer and Epigenetics Expert Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier. Discover how to move beyond disease-prediction models of DNA testing and influence your gene expression to promote vibrant health. Saturday, August 3, at 10:00am Pacific

The Gifts of Celtic Shamanism — A Free Video Event With Shamanic Teacher and Healer Jane Burns. Experience a profound journey to the Otherworld with the Celtic Goddess Brigid — the Great Mother Goddess of healing and creation. Wednesday, August 7, at 5:30pm Pacific

Deeper Tuning for Your Electric Body — With Researcher, Biofield Tuning Founder, Sound-Therapy Practitioner, and Author Eileen McKusick. Receive weekly "tune-ups" — to detect dissonance and restore resonance in your biofield via the vibrational cues of a tuning fork. New 10-Week Video Training Starts, Tuesday, August 6

Egyptian Shamanic Alchemy — With Renowned Author and Teacher of Egyptian Mysteries Nicki Scully. Transmute the inner you into the alchemical GOLD of an awakened consciousness and a creative and inspired spirit. New 7-Week Video Training With Live Q&A Starts Thursday, August 8

The School of Dream Growing — With Bestselling Author and Dream Shaman Robert Moss. Liberate your imagination and awaken to the playful wisdom of your nighttime dreams and daytime synchronicities. New 9-Week Live Video Training Starts Wednesday, August 7

Upcoming Events (all subject to change):

Anodea Judith 7-week course
Julie Bjelland 7-week course
Thriving in Your Third Act
• Kenneth Pelletier 7-week course
• Jane Burns 7-week course
• Anita Moorjani 7-week course

• Tim Freke 7-week course

• Matthew Fox 7-week course
• Christine Stevens 7-week course
Sound Healing Summit
• Dr. Shamini Jain 7-week course

• Rachel Abrams 7-week course
• Tree Franklyn 7-week course
• Russ Hudson 7-week course

RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services)

RAICES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees. With offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, RAICES is a frontline organization in the roiling debate about immigration and immigrants in the world. As an organization that combines expertise developed from the daily practice of immigration law with a deep commitment to advocacy, RAICES is unique among immigration organizations Your support helps us continue our mission to help separated families, detained families, unaccompanied minors, and others who are seeking asylum in the United States.

For more information, and to make a donation, click here.

The Center for Sacred Studies

The Center for Sacred Studies is dedicated to sustaining ways of life, based on collaboration and reciprocity with the Earth and all Her beings. We collaborate with the Global Community to serve our Earth-Based Initiatives, to honor our ceremonies in our Sanctuary, and to inspire with our Global University through our Ministry and Educational programs. We continue to unite with people in many countries around the world growing our prayer for the next seven generations! Join us on this sacred journey as a walking prayer for Mother Earth. Click here to visit the website.

Click here to make a donation. Your donation supports our common prayer for peace and unity and makes possible the worldwide efforts of our staff and volunteers.

Wake Up World

Wake Up World offers articles on a range of topics, from consciousness and meditative practices to energetic healing and the exploration of our 5-dimensional reality… to articles on environmental issues and humanity’s relationship with our Mother Earth… to articles on love, life and loss, relationships, and self-discovery, to help you heal your heart, empower your spirit, and live a life of conscious gratitude… to articles on health, home, society, science and tech, and more. Click here to visit their website.

Kai Altair

Kai Altair’s music is composed of deep bass exploration, vocal dreamscapes, and rhythms rooted in modern global migrations. Her latest release is “Shapeshifter,” a full-length album of her original music.

Her next album will continue her style of vocally driven adventures in time travel, other worlds, imaginal languages, and the process of transformation. A student of ancient musical, movement, and healing traditions, Kai’s intention is to inspire connection to the multiverse, and help create an elevated state on the dance floor.

Kai & Haj i Ji recently joined forces to create Aazav. The dynamic set of tracks on their debut album, The Looking Stone, moves through evocative down and mid-tempos, to late-night dance floor heat, transporting us with music that is both modern and timeless.

Listen to samples of music from Kai’s albums here. Watch Kai’s YouTube videos here.

Solar Action Alliance

Peace Through Commerce

Evolutionary Leaders

The Foundation for Conscious Evolution

The Shift Movie

Humanity's Team

Green America

The National Peace Academy

Sacred Centers

Center for Sacred Studies

International Cities of Peace

Agape International Spiritual Center

Gaiafield Project

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