By Stephen Dinan, founder and CEO of The Shift Network
Ask your dreams for guidance before you go to sleep, and you open the door to revealing your soul’s desires and highest purpose…
The good news is, you don’t need special powers or years of study with a master dreamwork teacher to work with your dreams… You simply need to learn how to pay attention to their themes, characters, and landscapes, and to the feelings they evoke in you.
Join us online for The Dreamwork Summit from October 29 to November 1 for free presentations on dreamwork that can help you uncover unhealthy emotional patterns, identify the cause of an illness, discover how to mend a difficult relationship, jump-start a creative project, or make a big life decision.
Since ancient times, civilizations have looked to their nighttime dreams for wisdom – to foretell the future, cure sickness, and deal with life’s challenges.
Now you too can discover how to harvest this timeless wisdom — from more than two dozen master dream teachers, including Robert Moss, Sandra Ingerman, Toko-pa Turner, Dr. Michael Katz, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Yeye Luisah Teish, and Grandmother Flordemayo…
... all of whom will be offering effective practices, tools, and techniques for tapping into the soul-guided insights, healing power, and creative inspiration within your nighttime dreams.
The stories in this issue’s “The Nicest Thing” section come from two featured speakers in The Dreamwork Summit — dream weaver and bee tender Ariella Daly... and dream shaman Robert Moss.
You’ll also find a heartwarming story from Marit Mesipuu, who provides administrative support at The Shift Network. 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, What’s the most important insight you harvested from a nighttime dream? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.
You are born to fly, and in dreams you remember the soul has wings. — Robert Moss
The true origins of my interest in nightmares and lucid dreaming are rooted in what happened when I was three years old. My earliest memory is of a nightmare in which I was terrified because I knew I was about to die. The dream started well — I was in a sparkling turquoise swimming pool, splashing around in all the beauty. Then somehow, I was underwater and sinking fast. I was kicking frantically and trying to get back up to the surface, but sinking deeper and deeper.
EXCERPT: So I said yes and we went to go book our flights to England, to get onto the training and still we were not in the training. We were 13th and 14th on the waiting list. I said, “Look, okay, let's say yes anyway, let's go to England, let's go to France, and let's leave that week of this shamanic training for women around women and honey bees. Let's leave this open. I bet we're going to get in.”
To watch the video and read the transcript of Ariella’s 8-minute synchronicity story, click here.
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.
EXCERPT: I had just arrived to Australia, I had been there for a month, and I was still looking for work. I was starting to get a little bit stressed out because there was nothing, and I had made tons of calls, which was very challenging for me at that time, because in Estonia... Estonia's where I'm living right now and where I'm from, and in Estonia we do most of the communication by email. So I had to make lots of calls and tried to get many contacts to find some kind of work. And I wanted to do farm work.
To watch the video and read the transcript of Marit’s delightful 8-minute story, click here.
Would you like to explore the four channels of spiritual perception, discover your strongest, and hone them to explore the five ancestral realms? World-renowned author, soul healer, shamanic practitioner, and spiritual teacher Dr. Steven Farmer will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Tuesday, October 22, at 5:00pm Pacific to share how you can connect with ancestors beyond your bloodline, including animal and nature spirits, to heal, evolve, and live a more fulfilling life. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.
Would you like to discover a heart-generated practice to transmute painful memories, rewire your internal operating system, and stop getting in your own way? Professional clairvoyant, energy worker, and gifted empath Katy Bray will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Tuesday, October 29, at 5:00pm Pacific to share how you can dissolve the subconscious beliefs blocking you from thriving in the life of your deepest desire — filled with purpose, intimacy, abundance, and more. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.
Would you like to rewire your subconscious mind to dissolve pain programming? Pain psychotherapist Hal Greenham and Dr. Howard Schubiner, the founder and director of the Mind Body Medicine Program, will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, October 30, at 5:00pm Pacific to share how you can release old stress patterns, recreate new neural pathways, and unhook from the chronic pain loop to stop your brain from recreating the pain experience — for good. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.
The dream world is my home world, and has been from very early childhood. I first died in this lifetime when I was three years old. My great aunt the opera singer saw this in the tea leaves but didn’t talk about it until long after. What she did not see was that – as a doctor at the hospital in Hobart, Tasmania told my parents – I “died and came back”. That is still the term I prefer to use of these experiences. I don’t remember much of what happened when I left my body at age three, only that it was very hard to live in a body in this world after I came back, and that I felt that my home reality was somewhere else.
The gifts of vision and imagination often meet and greet each other in the world of dreams. Sometimes our dreams are full of fantastic beings moving about in unfamiliar settings, performing great feats that are beyond our physical ability in waking life.
Breast cancer, like all other “disease,” is considered an energy imbalance in the eyes of Chinese medicine. To be in balance, energy must flow freely through pathways called meridians. Meridians carry information that allow the five major organ systems — the Liver, Heart, Spleen, Lung, and Kidney — to cooperate and achieve the best health possible.
EXCEPT FROM GRETA’S QUOTES: “Nothing is being done to save the planet. We as teenagers shouldn’t be the ones taking the responsibility, it should be those who are in power... and also it is because you here at Standing Rock, you are on the front line. You are the true warriors. You are the ones standing up for everyone else’s future and I have so much respect for you and I am so grateful that you have taken this fight.”
The ability to forgive and seek forgiveness is often rated as one of the most important factors that affect relationship longevity.
Close relationships are often marred by interpersonal offenses. Conflict and social harm can take a considerable toll on our psychological and physical well-being and some argue that happiness depends to a large extent on how we respond to and recover from these difficult and painful experiences.
Forgiveness looks different when we forgive a stranger versus a loved one and depends on the nature of the relationship. Many researchers and clinicians claim that forgiveness is a cornerstone of a successful marriage.
Lucid dreaming author Dr. Clare Johnson shares her favorite tips and tricks for getting lucid in a dream. The first person to do a PhD on lucid dreaming as a creative tool, she is the author of the lucidity handbook, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming. To watch this 9-minute video, click here.
A group of tween girls chant into megaphones, marching in the San Francisco TransMarch. Holding clenched fists high, they wear brown berets and vests showcasing colorful badges like “Black Lives Matter” and “Radical Beauty.” Meet the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color at the front lines of social justice.
Set in Oakland, a city with a deep history of social justice movements, We Are the Radical Monarchs documents the Radical Monarchs — an alternative to the Scout movement for girls of color, aged 8-13. Its members earn badges for completing units on social justice including being an LGBTQ ally, the environment, and disability justice.
Click here for more information and to watch the trailer.
You have the capacity to be a dreamworker. It just takes a bit of skill — and openness to moments of awe and exciting shifts on your life path — to discover how to unveil and explore these soul-aligned messages and reap their benefits.
On Tuesday, October 29, you’ll have the opportunity to dive right in and start learning about the self-empowering, transformative, and magical practice of dreamwork …
You’ll have a front-row seat at a free online event that will feature over two dozen experts in dreamwork and consciousness — The Shift Network’s Dreamwork Summit, a 4-day journey into dream exploration.
You’ll meet dreamwork teachers, practitioners, and inspiring authors from around the globe, sharing a unique variety of dreamwork approaches and ways to open to your inner guidance that can transform your relationship to your dreams — and to yourself — to heal, enliven, and expand your life.
The amazing speaker lineup includes Robert Moss, Sandra Ingerman, Toko-pa Turner, Dr. Michael Katz, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Yeye Luisah Teish, and Grandmother Flordemayo…
There will be fascinating insights and practices for the beginning dreamworker, the seasoned dream explorer, healing practitioners, psychology professionals, and the curious.
See our full list of 25+ dynamic speakers and find out everything you need to know by clicking here.
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.
Sigmund Freud called dreams the “royal road to the unconscious,” but to bestselling author and world-renowned dream explorer Robert Moss, they are more: portals to the imaginal realm, a higher reality that exists at the intersection of time and eternity. The traveler’s tales in this book are just-so stories in the sense that they spring from direct experience in the many worlds. As you journey from the temple of the Great Goddess at Ephesus to an amazing chance encounter on an airplane, from Dracula country in Transylvania to the astral realm of Luna, you’ll confirm that the doors to the otherworld open from wherever you are. You’ll see what it means to live on a mythic edge and to make a deal with your personal Death for a life extension. At any moment, you may fall, like the author, into the lap of a goddess or the jaws of an archetype.
Click here to order your copy. Click here to read the astonishing, synchronicity-rich story of how this book came to be published.
A lucid dream is a dream in which you become aware that you're dreaming. It's a powerful opportunity to solve problems, create new possibilities, take charge of your own healing, and explore the depths of reality. This book provides a range of practical techniques and activities to help you bring the creativity and super-conscious awareness of lucid dreaming into your life. Join international expert Clare R. Johnson as she shares the most up-to-date lucid dreaming techniques on how to get and stay lucid, guide dreams, resolve nightmares, deepen creativity, and integrate dream wisdom into everyday life. Order your copy here.
Based on profound wisdom from the East and cutting-edge mind-body science from the West, The Courage to Change Everything will give you the principles and show you how to systematically improve your business and life.
Delivered in daily bite-size pieces of knowledge, this book will empower you to activate the untapped potential of your mind and transcend the beliefs, values, and rules that are controlling the way you think, feel, and act. You’ll learn the most efficacious psychological laws for attaining your noble goals, and because these techniques only require a relatively short period of time each day, they can be put into practice by even the busiest person. Order your copy 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 Dreamwork Summit, which takes place October 29 to November 1. Life-changing insights await! To discover more — and register for free — click here.
Discover the Sacred Tarot — A free video event with author, teacher, and Tarot card reader Magick Altman. Discover the Tarot as a comforting “companion” that confirms your soul’s wisdom and provides guidance on every aspect of your life. Wednesday, October 23, at 5:30pm Pacific
Experience the Heart Freedom Method — A free video event with Lise Janelle, a human potential expert and the founder of the Centre for Heart Living. Discover how to transmute painful memories, rewire your internal operating system, and stop getting in your own way. Saturday, October 26, at 10:00am Pacific
5 Steps to Happy Money — A free video event with Ken Honda, a money and happiness expert and Japan’s #1 bestselling personal development guru. Uncover what you’re (unknowingly) doing to shut down the flow of money into your life — and what to do instead. Wednesday, October 30, at 5:30pm Pacific
4 Dimensions of Medical Qigong — With doctor of Chinese medicine, Qigong and Tai Chi master teacher, and author Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD. Discover the most profound medicine of all — your own life-force energy — for total body health and wellbeing through self-healing. New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Wednesday, October 23
The 5 Ancestral Realms — With world-renowned author, soul healer, shamanic practitioner, and spiritual teacher Dr. Steven Farmer. Connect with ancestors beyond your bloodline, including animal and nature spirits, to heal, evolve, and live a more fulfilling life. New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Tuesday, October 29
Upcoming Events (all subject to change):
• Awaken Your Kundalini Summit
• Hal Greenham & Howard Schubiner 7-week course
• Katy Bray 9-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 Radical Monarchs create opportunities for young girls of color to form fierce sisterhood, celebrate their identities, and contribute radically to their communities. The Radical Monarchs empower young girls of color so that they stay rooted in their collective power, brilliance, and leadership in order to make the world a more radical place. Each Radical Badge Unit involves learning about social justice and self-empowerment-focused topics through experiential field trips and workshops. Radical Badges girls can earn include Black Lives Matter, Radical Pride, Pachamama Justice, Radical Coding.
Depth Psychology Alliance was created to be central gathering place, a global village for discussion, research, and development of Depth Psychology ideas and views as well as a place to connect with like-minded colleagues, old and new. It's also a container in which to discuss news, cultural happenings, and current events and try to understand them using a depth perspective.
As the first online community of its kind, it is our hope that we can build a powerful collection of content and methods that will empower the field — as well as each of us — to individuate and transform, enabling Depth Psychology to emerge more fully into the everyday world where it can do its work. For more information, click here.
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.
In the past eight years, multi-platinum, award-winning, singer/songwriter Prince Royce has become a bona fide Latin superstar, scoring 17 #1 radio hits and winning more than 80 awards and recognitions including: 22 Latin Billboard Awards, 19 Premio lo Nuestro Awards, 19 Premios Juventud Awards, 6 Latin AMAs, and 12 Latin GRAMMY nominations. From Domnican descent and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he has cultivated a sound that takes from Tropical, R&B, Reggaeton and Bachata.
August 9, 2018 was proclaimed "Prince Royce Day" in New York by Mayor Bill de Blasio, in recognition of his contributions to society and for being a role model to youth in his home town. He has been induced into the Bronx Hall of Fame with a street named after him, and ran the New York City Marathon to raise funds and awareness on education in public schools and kidney disease.
Click here to visit his website and watch the official video of his new song with Manuel Turizo, “Curame.”