The Shift Catalyst — Thriving in Your Third Act Summit

By Gina Vucci, The Shift Community Transformation Team

Are you ready to flourish in your ‘next act?’

That’s the question asked by our free upcoming summit, Thriving in Your Third Act: Finding Fire & Fulfillment in Your 40s, 50s & Beyond.

If you’re passionate about fulfilling your higher purpose, being a voice of wisdom, and guiding our world toward important changes — this 5-day virtual event, which takes place August 19-23, is ideal for you. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from top experts in the emerging fields of women’s empowerment and conscious aging who are on fire with possibility and purpose!

Sabrina Chaw, host of Thriving In Your Third Act, has meticulously curated a program that touches on aspects of life that are important to women in their 40s, 50s, and beyond…

From finance to spirituality to grief to sexuality to health to sexual identity to emotional and ancestral healing to love to activating your intuition to building a support system — you’ll be hearing her interviews with experts who are talking YOUR talk.

More than 35 powerful women and men — including Jean Shinoda Bolen, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Anita Moorjani, Annie B. Kay, Cynthia James, Dr. Dan Siegel, Reverend Deborah Johnson, Arielle Ford, Matthew Fox, K.P. Khalsa, Margaret Paul, Ken Page, and many others will guide you with their trailblazing wisdom to support your personal journey of transformation at whatever stage of life you’re in…

I hope you’ll register (it’s free!). When you listen in, a clear path may open for you, with easy-to-pick-up-and-run-with tools, tips, and practices that will help you manifest your highest potential… and fulfill your wildest dreams!



We are also grateful to Dr. Shamini Jain, who hosted our recently completed Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit. Shamini was kind enough to write a gracious and thoughtful letter to all of you to thank you for your support — and to highlight the lasting and meaningful cultural changes yet to come. You can read Shamini’s letter 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 stories in this issue come from four featured speakers in the Thriving in Your Third Act summit: Reverend Deborah Johnson, the founding minister and president of Inner Light Ministries… Anita Moorjani, Shift faculty and author of the New York Times bestseller, Dying to Be Me… popular Shift faculty and Ayurvedic practitioner K.P. Khalsa… and Deborah Egerton, the founder and president of Trinity Transition Consultants...

… and from two Shift Network faculty who are launching new courses: HSP expert Julie Bjelland, whose 7-week live video training, 7 Steps to Embody the Gifts of Your Sensitivity, begins Tuesday, August 13… and chakra expert Anodea Judith, whose 7-week live video training, Clearing the Seven Windows to the Soul, begins Tuesday, August 13…

… plus, you’ll also find a very personal story from someone whose name you’re already familiar with: Phoenix Singer, a marketing writer on the Shift Community Transformation Team. Look for stories from other members of the Shift Team in future issues. We look forward to having you get to know us better!



In keeping with the theme of self-discovery and renewal of the Thriving In Your Third Act summit, we’d love to hear your answer to the question, In what ways are you thriving in your Third Act that you never expected? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.



The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
 

The Swami Who (Literally) Saved My Life
By Dean Ornish, MD

Anyway, I was in so much emotional pain that I was willing to try anything. It’s not even so much what the swami said, but who he was and what he embodied. I was struck by the clear light that was filling up the room, his peacefulness and playfulness, the twinkle in his eye, and the joy that he exuded. And so I figured, Well, let me give this a try. I can always go to Plan B and kill myself if it doesn’t work.

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?
 

Rev. Deborah L. Johnson’s Story
Rev. Deborah L. Johnson is a featured speaker in the Thriving in Your Third Act summit

EXCERPT: And these words turned my life around. He just looked at me and said, "You do good in there ‘cause I believe in you." And I was so deeply moved. There was something about the words from this stranger: "I believe in you." And I remember being so humbled, thinking, this man who's here working at this kiosk probably never had a chance to have any education. You know, here I'm working on my master's degree, and he's gifted me with...

To watch the video and read the transcript of Deborah’s heartwarming 7-minute story, click here.

Plus, watch encore presentations of “The Nicest Thing” interviews with summit speakers Anita MoorjaniK.P. Khalsa... and Deborah Egerton.

Julie Bjelland’s Story

EXCERPT: She was also a sensitive person, and there was this sense of, "Wow. We really got each other." And we could tell each other things that maybe we didn't feel like we could tell other people — reactions that we were having, emotions that we were having, and the intensity of our experiences. There was something just so beautiful about being able to have somebody truly see me and love and accept me, and to give that right back to her. 

To watch the video and read the transcript of Julie’s life-affirming 5-minute story, click here.

Julie’s new 7-week video training, 7 Steps to Embody the Gifts of Your Sensitivity: Understand Your Emotional Brain, Navigate Overwhelm & Flourish as an HSP, begins Tuesday, August 13. For more details — and to enroll — click here.

Anodea Judith’s Story

EXCERPT: You know, when I was down and out as a single mother, I had a three-year-old and I was suffering from Lyme disease and I'd been living in the country off the grid, trying to come back to the city to make a living, didn't have a place to live.

To watch the video and read the transcript of Anodea’s touching 2-minute story, click here.

Anodea’s new 7-week video training, Clearing the Seven Windows to the Soul: Applying the Psychology of the Chakra System for Healing & Awakening, begins Tuesday, August 13. For more details — and to enroll — click here.

Phoenix Singer’s Story

EXCERPT: Sometimes I've wondered... the only other time I ever saw him was at the arraignment. He showed up there and we didn't speak; I was in the front row and he was in the back. He didn't approach me, I didn't approach him, and he didn't speak to me after. And sometimes I'm almost convinced, or at least I wonder if he didn't exist almost in physical form in the everyday world, but came as my angel, my guardian to help me out, to take care of me when I needed it the most.

To watch the video and read the transcript of Phoenix’s intimate 7-minute story, click here.

“Unlock Your Epigenetics” Facebook Live Q&A with Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier

Would you like to discover how you can influence your gene expression to enjoy vibrant health? Epigenetics expert Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, August 14, at Noon Pacific to share how you can move beyond disease-prediction models of DNA testing to improve memory, increase bone regeneration, enhance your immune system, and revitalize your health and wellbeing at every level. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

“Reimagine Healing With Anita Moorjani” Facebook Live Q&A

Would you like to experience a dramatic shift that infuses your very being with indescribable love and joy? International speaker and bestselling author Anita Moorjani will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Tuesday, August 20, at Noon Pacific to share how you can discover why truly loving the essence of who you are is the ultimate healing path. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

Your Voice:

We want to know: In what unexpected ways are you thriving in your Third Act? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.

The Truth
By Anita Moorjani, a featured speaker in the Thriving in Your Third Act summit

After battling cancer for four years, my body finally succumbed, and I crossed the boundary between life and death. My heightened awareness in that expanded realm was indescribable, despite my best efforts to explain it. The clarity was amazing. The universe makes sense, I realized. And I finally understood — I know why I have cancer!

To read more, click here.

Anita’s new 9-week video training, Reimagine Healing With Anita Moorjani: 7 Steps to Transform Fear, Stress & Illness Into a Life of Purpose & Vibrant Health, which begins Tuesday, August 27, includes her 5-module foundational course at no extra cost. For more details — and to enroll — click here.

I Feel Empty
By Dr. Margaret Paul, a featured speaker in the Thriving in Your Third Act summit

If you feel empty, you are not alone in feeling this way. Many people feel empty inside, and most people who feel empty have some deep false beliefs regarding why they feel empty. Below are some of these false beliefs…

To read more, click here.

Annie’s Health Philosophy – What’s Yours?
By Annie B. Kay, a featured speaker in the Thriving in Your Third Act summit

Through my years of helping groups and individuals improve their health through lifestyle, I have seen hundreds (maybe thousands) of people who want to eat a healthful diet that supports who they are, but don’t. They can’t get started, can’t sustain it or get sidetracked by things that don’t work. It can be nearly impossible to eat well in our current (nutritionists call it toxic) nutrition environment.

To read more, click here.

The Healing Promise of Reuniting Science & Spirituality 
By Dr. Shamini Jain, summit host of the Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit

As I had the honor of hosting luminary presenters for the Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit, which wrapped up on August 9, I realized how powerful this reunification is to help us both individually and collectively awaken to our personal and societal power to create the world we wish to see.

To read more, click here.

Dying to Be Me
TEDx Talk by Anita Moorjani, a featured speaker in the Thriving in Your Third Act summit

Doctors had given Anita Moorjani just hours to live when she arrived at the hospital in a coma on the morning of February 2, 2006. Unable to move as a result of the cancer that had ravaged her body for almost four years, Anita entered another dimension, where she experienced great clarity and understanding of her life and purpose here on earth. She was given a choice of whether to return to life or not, and chose to return to life when she realized that "heaven" is a state and not a place. This subsequently resulted in a remarkable and complete recovery of her health. Anita's riveting talk will inspire you to transform your life by living more authentically, discovering your greatest passions, transcending your deepest fears, and living from a place of pure joy. 

To watch Anita’s TEDx Talk, click here.

5 Pieces of Advice from Arielle Ford — Create The Love of a Lifetime

In this interview with Pawel Nazaruk on “5 Pieces of Advice,” Arielle Ford, author of The Soulmate Secret, and a featured speaker in the Thriving in Your Third Act summit, shares her secrets for finding the love of your life. Arielle is a celebrated love and relationship expert and speaker. Click here to watch the video interview.

Thriving in Your Third Act Summit
Free Summit — August 19-23

Anticipation is building for the Reuniting Science & Spirituality Summit, a free online event held from August 19-23 hosted by Sabrina Chaw, CEO of A Feminine Feast, who has helped thousands of women live an embodied life of vitality, radiance, and transformation. Register for free to hear more than 35 powerful women and men — including Jean Shinoda Bolen, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Anita Moorjani, Annie B. Kay, Cynthia James, Reverend Deborah Johnson, Arielle Ford, Matthew Fox, K.P. Khalsa, and Margaret Paul share illuminating insights about how you can flourish in your “next act.” You can join this one-of-a-kind online event — at no charge — to find out how to reclaim your life and thrive like never before. See our list of dynamic speakers and find out everything you need to know by clicking here.

Dying to Be Me
By Anita Moorjani, a featured speaker in the Thriving in Your Third Act summit

In this inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body — overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system — began shutting down. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth… and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was able to be released from the hospital within weeks... without a trace of cancer in her body! Within these pages, Anita recounts stories of her childhood in Hong Kong, her challenge to establish her career and find true love, as well as how she eventually ended up in that hospital bed where she defied all medical knowledge. Click here to order your copy.

Every Bite Is Divine
By Annie B. Kay, a featured speaker in the Thriving in Your Third Act summit

We each have a perfect natural weight and shape. By remembering how to care for ourselves lovingly, we allow ourselves to rediscover that unique and healthy body.In Every Bite Is Divine, you'll discover:

  • Why diets put your mind and body in the mode to gain, not lose, weight - and simple ways to reverse the trend
  • How you are continually bombarded with cues to eat exactly what's wrong for you — and how you can inoculate yourself
  • When “fight or flight” turns into “stew and chew,” learn to short-circuit the cycle, manage stress — and drop pounds the healthy way

Our modern environment, filled with junk foods, promotes weight gain. At the same time we are inundated with images that suggest we are failures if we aren't model thin. This culture of mixed messages undermines our ability to be happy with who we are. 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.” For more information, click here. To request a free sample chapter from the author, email Phil at GodsEyes@me.com.

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 15 • Aug 11

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Invite your family and friends to participate in the Thriving in Your Third Act summit, which takes place August 19-23. Life-changing insights await! To discover more — and register for free — click here.

Discover Your Healing Rhythms — A Free Video Event with author, speaker, and music therapist Christine Stevens. Experience a healing drumming journey to transform fear into love (you don’t need a drum to participate). Wednesday, August 21, at 5:30pm Pacific

Clearing the Seven Windows to the Soul With Anodea Judith, #1 bestselling author and expert on the chakra system. Experience the full spectrum of your energy and power — bringing your body, emotions, relationships, and creativity into alignment with your soul. New 7-Week Video Training Starts Tuesday, August 13

7 Steps to Embody the Gifts of Your Sensitivity With HSP expert Julie Bjelland. Uncover the profound gifts hidden underneath the challenges of high sensitivity — and transform stress, anxiety, and overwhelm into a sense of calm and groundedness through proven brain-training practices. New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Tuesday, August 13

Unlock Your Epigenetics With epigenetics expert Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier. Move beyond disease-prediction models of DNA testing and influence your gene expression to improve memory, increase bone regeneration, enhance your immune system, and revitalize your health and wellbeing at every level. New 6-Week Live Video Training Starts Wednesday, August 21

Upcoming Events (all subject to change):

August
Anita Moorjani 9-week course
Jane Burns 7-week course

September
• Matthew Fox 7-week course
• Christine Stevens 7-week course
• Tim Freke 7-week course
Sound Healing Summit
• Dr. Shamini Jain 7-week course
• Rachel Abrams 7-week course
• Tree Franklyn 7-week course

October
• Russ Hudson 7-week course
• Christina Pratt 7-week course
• Jonathan Goldman 7-week course
• Suzanne Giesemann 7-week course
• Dr. Steven Farmer 7-week course

The Source of Synergy Foundation

The Source of Synergy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization whose purpose is to synergize individuals, organizations and efforts by tapping into the infinite source of collective consciousness, creativity, and potential for the common good. Our intention is to support the release of synergistic energy that will exponentially expand and create a global ripple effect in planetary consciousness. We all recognize that when individuals, organizations, communities and nations unite in a shared sense of responsibility for the common good their collective efforts have a far greater effect on the whole. Click here for more information. Click here to make a donation.

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.

Women of Wisdom Foundation

Women of Wisdom empowers the feminine dreams and spirits within all of us through authentic, intimate, transformative, and healing experiences where we share our stories, acknowledge our wisdom, and transform our personal and collective consciousness. The Women of Wisdom Foundation, a National Women's Organization based in Seattle, has served women with The WOW Conference™ since 1993 and many other diverse and innovative programs. WOW gives voice to the feminine wisdom within all and transforms our personal and collective consciousness. Click here for more information. Click here to make a donation.

Rene Wagemakers

My career as a professional Fine Artist began in my native country of the Netherlands with a formal art education at the Academies of Fine Art in Tilburg, and the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. I moved to California in 1980 and have lived here since.

I have worked in many different styles over the years, from abstract, symbolism, surrealism, and impressionism, and gradually to more realism. In the mid-nineties I started painting the eyes of a saint, with the intention of recreating an experience I had while visiting her in Europe. That painting gradually became a complete portrait and it marked the beginning of painting portraits, apparently following a long Dutch tradition of painting in realism.

Most of the portraits are commissioned, and I use photographs, including black-and-white images which I “translate” into color. Even though technique and an eye for detail are important tools, I find that simply staying in the moment is more important, allowing intuition to flow.

Attached are my portraits of Paramahansa Yogananda, founder of Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) and author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi; and Sri Daya Mata, who served as president of SRF for 55 years.

To purchase inexpensive prints of Rene’s portraits of spiritual figures, click here.

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