Join us online from October 15-17 for free presentations on everything from the Enneagram and Jungian archetypes to astrology, the Kabbalah, Chinese Face Reading, and other systems that can help you better understand yourself, your actions, your choices, and how you relate to others.
Hosted by The Shift Network’s own Ben Hart, the Personality Typing Summit will help you embody the unique gifts, patterns, and talents of your personality type as a path to living, loving, and thriving!
This is a golden opportunity to learn from some of the world's leading personality experts, teachers, and practitioners — including Jean Shinoda Bolen, Russ Hudson, Jean Haner, Caroline Casey, Darren Virassammy, Terri O'Fallon, Kim Barta, Jaiya Ma, Ruchard Rudd, Gretchen Rubin, Arden Reece, Magick Altman, Darnyelle Jervey Harmon, and others…
… all of whom will be sharing powerful methods that can help you integrate and activate deeper healing and growth. To register for this free summit, click here.
The stories in this issue’s “The Nicest Thing” section come from Jaiya, an award-winning sexologist, bestselling author, and a featured speaker in the upcoming Personality Typing Summit… and Christina Pratt, who’s teaching a new 7-week live video training, Healing With Your Well & Unwell Ancestors: Transform Unresolved Patterns Into Blessings, Hope & Sacred Medicine.
You’ll also find a heartwarming story from Matthew Dimond, a Senior Marketing Manager 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!
We’d love to hear your answer to the question, How has the Enneagram or other personality typing system enhanced your self-awareness? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.
The testimony of the greatest humans who have ever lived is that the way to make the most of ourselves is by transcending ourselves… When you transcend yourself, the fact will be confirmed by the quality of your life. We will attain – even if only momentarily – a transparency and a radiance of being which results from living both within and beyond yourself. This is the promise and the excitement of self-understanding. — Don Richard Riso
Last June, I started an adventure of living out of my suitcase. It wasn’t a flippant decision but one made with intention and purpose. I was going to live in France for 3 months and wanted to spend a few months beforehand living with my things close by (in storage) to ensure I packed right and took what was needed. While I was fretting about the details and wondering how my entire life could be contained in one small suitcase and carry-on, I heard very clearly these words:
Simple, simple, simple.
You will see,
this is the way to be.
EXCERPT: I'll never forget the day we were at school and we got taken out of school and drove home and then we were given a garbage bag and said, "Pack as much stuff as you can in this garbage bag because we're actually going to a safe house." That person, my mom's friend, was the one who said, I've got to get these kids out of here. I've got to get my friend out of here, out of the situation, because our lives were in danger. And this to me was the beginning of realizing that there were people out there who would take action to help another person in a really strong way.
To watch the video and read the transcript of Jaiya’s inspiring 6-minute story, click here.
EXCERPT: My shamanic community is basically organized around my teachings, which are not even a generation old, so it's a very young tradition. It doesn't have a lineage. So I always feel a little sad... we don't have our myths yet… we don't have our heraldic banners yet… Honestly, I joke in my own head with myself that if I were to write an autobiography of my life it would be called The Naked Shaman, because I just feel so naked of all the richness and beauty that we find in these different shamanic cultures around the world.
To watch the video and read the transcript of Christina’s 8-minute expression of gratitude, click here.
Christina’s new 7-week live video training, Healing With Your Well & Unwell Ancestors: Transform Unresolved Patterns Into Blessings, Hope & Sacred Medicine, begins Wednesday, October 9. For more details — and to enroll — click here.
EXCERPT: And a perfect example of that, and this was super nice and kind and without asking anyone, was about five years ago, my mother-in-law, my wife's mother, was diagnosed with lung cancer, stage four, I believe, and a very bad prognosis. It was pretty devastating for our family to hear this, and knowing that my wife was going to wind up being the one who's going to be pretty much responsible for helping her mother.
To watch the video and read the transcript of Matthew’s heartwarming 4-minute story, click here.
Would you like to learn to communicate with deceased loved ones and help others make those connections… for healing, closure, and a happier life? Mystic, medium, and author
Suzanne Giesemann will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, October 9, at Noon Pacific to share how mediumship opens you to your higher Self and raises your vibration to experience your true nature as love. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.
Would you like to experience depth teachings and practices to integrate your ordinary mind, Higher Mind, heart, and body for balanced spiritual development? Renowned Enneagram teacher Russ Hudson will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Thursday, October 10, at Noon Pacific to share how you can recognize when you’re trapped by the mind and patterns of your type — and liberate yourself to experience new dimensions of reality. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.
Would you like to release financial karma so you can experience true financial freedom? Leading author, money consciousness teacher, and coach Sarah McCrum will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Tuesday, October 15, at 1:00pm Pacific to share how you can connect your deepest desires with money’s loving energy — and your soul's purpose. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.
An example of this is what in the West we call “Crow’s Feet” — those diagonal lines next to your eyes. These are called “Joy Lines” in Chinese face reading, and are a sign that you’re a warm, affectionate person, and that your heart is continuing to open as you go through life.
The earliest style of typologies are typologies that test you, define your type, and lock you into that type for life. The original Myers-Briggs is an example of this kind of typology. The original Meyers-Briggs tests your type, claims you have been this type all your life, and you will be that type for the rest of your life.
I found myself in a situation where I didn’t show up in a way that I wanted. It was a somewhat difficult conversation and I made it more difficult by expressing my anger inappropriately. On reflection, I realized that I was more stressed in general than I had thought, and that level of stress tipped me into a shadowy place, where something ‘had’ me rather than me being my authentic, best self.
The year is 1987. It’s an unusually hot and dry autumn day in Sussex, England. A young man falls asleep in the middle of an oak forest. On waking he finds himself encircled by 3 adders, venomous snakes. For over an hour neither serpent nor man stir so much as an inch, until eventually one by one, the snakes vanish back into the dark, lush undergrowth from which they emerged.
Of everything I learned about habits and human nature from working on my book, Better Than Before, the most challenging thing I figured out — and the insight I'm most proud of — is my Four Tendencies framework. It took me months of rumination to make sense of everything I'd observed, and to fit it into a system that accounted for everything. I'll never forget the thrill I felt when everything at last fell into place. I felt like I'd uncovered something like the Periodic Table of the Elements. My framework is balanced, consistent, encompassing, and predictive — if I do say so myself.
On Monday, Greta Thunberg and 15 other young people filed a potentially world-changing climate complaint. On an abnormally steamy day in New York, when sweat built on the brows of the dark-suited diplomats funneling into the United Nations for a major climate summit, the group of teens cranked up the heat even further. They announced that they’re suing five of the world’s major carbon polluters on the grounds that the countries are violating their rights as children
In this 19-minute audio, you will be visiting the best version of your future self who is living the life you are wanting to see come forward. You will want to have 1-2 questions for him or her before you travel to discover what he/she did to get to this ideal outcome. Click here to listen to this compelling audio.
In our very first Personality Typing Summit, you’ll discover that deep systems of self-inquiry, beyond surface explorations and questionnaires, can point to your most instinctive behaviors... shed light on your attachment style... reveal clues about your communication style… uncover what motivates you… and provide clarity about your life plan.
You’ll learn from some of the world's leading personality experts, teachers, and practitioners — including Jean Shinoda Bolen, Russ Hudson, Jean Haner, Caroline Casey, Darren Virassammy, Terri O'Fallon, Kim Barta, Jaiya Ma, Ruchard Rudd, Gretchen Rubin, Arden Reece, Magick Altman, Darnyelle Jervey Harmon, and others…
… who will inspire you to fully embrace your essence and provide you with you with your own unique wisdom path… to guide you to do your REAL work in the world, connect more authentically with others, and grow spiritually.
The Personality Typing Summit is an invaluable resource for REALLY understanding yourself and how you’re naturally wired. See our full list of 20+ dynamic speakers and find out everything you need to know by clicking here.
Thomas Hübl is hosting the first-ever online event focused on healing collective trauma. The Collective Trauma Online Summit will feature free talks from 29 of the world’s leading psychotherapists, researchers, activists, and visionaries about how we can begin to heal intergenerational and collective trauma. Speakers include Peter Levine, PhD, Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Richard Schwartz, PhD, Gabor Maté, Otto Scharmer, Scilla Elworthy, Dan Siegel, MD; Terry Real; William Ury; Rev. angel Kyodo williams; Ken Wilber, and many more.
The Summit aims to advance understanding of the personal and social symptoms of collective trauma that have been passed down through generations and how we can get to the root of the conflicts that continue to divide people and nations. The Online Summit will kick off with a LIVE Global Healing Meditation on October 12. Registration is free. Sign up here to attend.
Attention: Meditators, Mystics, Artists & Activists! More and more of us are WAKING UP to our deeper, more essential, nature. It’s astounding! It's both more ordinary and more extraordinary than we could have imagined. And, it’s NOT very far away. Anxiety and inner conflict fade as we unplug from absorption in the endless yammering of our minds. Our hearts break open into compassion and call us toward kindness, justice and purpose. Still... we’ve got rent to pay, barbells to lift, kids to raise, traumas to heal, lovers to love, and a world in crisis crying out for our help!
At The Being & Doing Summit you will be guided to recognition of your true nature and given the tools and insights to bring your awakening into your work, your relationships and the wider world.
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.
What if you could tell, just by looking at someone, how they will tend to think, feel, and behave? What if your partner’s face revealed the best way to dissolve any barriers between you? And what if you could discover in your own face the wisdom that you need to be your authentic self?
Based on the same ancient foundation as Chinese medicine, face reading has a depth of over 3,000 years of research and development. In this book filled with stories, photos, and easy-to-understand information, you will discover how your face reveals your inner design, and how to live in alignment with your true nature. To order your copy, click here.
Your Guide to Forest Bathing offers a gentle, sensory path of connection with the natural world. Whether you're in a forest or woodland, public park, or just your own backyard, this book will be your personal guide as you explore the natural world in a way you may have never thought possible. Author Amos Clifford is the founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, which trains guides worldwide. To order your copy, 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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Invite your family and friends to participate in the Personality Typing Summit, which takes place October 15-17. Life-changing insights await! To discover more — and register for free — click here.
Unlock the 4 Dimensions of Medical Qigong — A free video event with Qigong and Tai Chi teacher and author Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD. Discover the most profound medicine of all — your own energy — to experience true healing and radiant health in your mind and body. Wednesday, October 9, at 5:30pm Pacific
3 Keys to Free Yourself From Chronic Pain — A free video event with Hal Greenham, a pain psychotherapist, clinical director, and co-founder of Freedom From Chronic Pain... and Dr. Howard Schubiner, a professor of medicine, and founder and director of the Mind-Body Medicine Center. Discover how to unhook from the chronic pain loop — caused by injuries, back pain, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and more. Saturday, October 12, at 10:00am Pacific
Discover 5 Ancestral Realms — A free video event with world-renowned author, soul healer, shamanic practitioner and spiritual teacher Dr. Steven Farmer. Connect with the ancestors — beyond your bloodline — to help you heal, evolve, ignite your creative side, and live a more fulfilling life. Wednesday, October 16, at 5:30pm Pacific
Healing With Your Well & Unwell Ancestors — With shamanic healer, teacher, and author
Christina Pratt. Heal ancestral wounds and narratives which may be playing out in your life and your health. New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Wednesday, October 9
Sacred Vibrational Frequencies — With founding pioneer of the modern sound-healing movement, master teacher, award-winning author, and Grammy nominee Jonathan Goldman. Experience powerful sound medicine — from humming to tuning fork “acupressure” — to help heal your body at the cellular level. New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Thursday, October 10
Answering the Sacred Call of Mediumship — With mystic, medium, and author Suzanne Giesemann. Learn to communicate with deceased loved ones and help others make those connections… for healing, closure, and a happier life. New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Wednesday, October 16
The Enneagram of Higher Mind — With renowned Enneagram teacher Russ Hudson. Recognize when you’re trapped by the mind and patterns of your type — and liberate yourself to experience new dimensions of reality. New 8-Week Live Video Training Starts Wednesday, October 16
Upcoming Events (all subject to change):
• Roger Jahnke 10-week course
• Dr. Steven Farmer 7-week course
• Dreamwork Summit
• Awaken Your Kundalini Summit
• Hal Greenham & Howard Schubiner 7-week course
• Katy Bray 7-week course
• Magick Altman 7-week course
• Lise Janelle 7-week course
• Ken Honda 7-week course
• Mingtong Gu 7-week course
• Sarah McCrum 6-month course
• Healing with the Masters Summit
• Robert Moss 12-week course
• Andrew Harvey 9-week course
The Enneagram Prison Project is on a mission to understand why we do what we do, using the Enneagram to inspire transformation on both sides of the bars through self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-regulation. Our vision is to free people — all over the world — from the prisons of their own making. Click here to visit the website. Click here to make a donation.
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.
Terry Robb is hailed as a blues guitar virtuoso and one of the finest acoustic guitarists on the international scene. His signature fingerpicking style has earned him international acclaim from worldwide audiences, esteemed music critics and his distinguished peers. Incorporating elements from Delta blues, ragtime, country, swing and jazz, Robb has built a unique blues sound that has made him a legend in his prolific music career spanning four decades.
The matter is clear. Terry Robb is one of our finest acoustic guitarists today. He’s not just technically sublime; he plays with unrestrained passion you will feel deep down inside. — Living Blues magazine