By Stephen Dinan, founder and CEO of The Shift Network
Coiled at the base of your spine, waiting to be awakened, is the powerful energy known as Kundalini. It is your prana, your life force. It is powerful beyond measure, infinitely creative, and who YOU are, at your core.
Once awakened, the vital energy of Kundalini begins flowing up your spine like lava from an oozing volcano, flooding your body, mind, and spirit with the divine love-energy of the universe, immersing you in bliss and enabling you to access a more boundless field of love.
If you’d like to discover how to activate this electrifying energy, join us online for the Awaken Your Kundalini Summit from November 5-8, hosted by internationally celebrated yoga teacher Kia Miller. You’ll have free access to more than two dozen video presentations featuring visionary speakers — and receive leading-edge practices and tools to ignite deeper levels of healing, spiritual awareness, and energy mastery.
The dynamic roster of summit speakers includes Guru Singh, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Gurmukh, Maya Fiennes, Jai Dev Singh, Tommy Rosen, Jeanie Manchester, Gurucharan, Raja Choudhury, Francesca McCartney, and many more.
If you’re intrigued by yoga, tantra, energy mastery, and spiritual evolution, the brilliant speakers in the Awakening Your Kundalini Summit will provide powerful practices and wisdom to heal, empower, and inspire you.
EDITOR’S NOTE:The Master Key by Robert Peng, a featured speaker in The Shift Network’s 2019 Qigong Global Summit, is one of the most profoundly important books I’ve ever read. I can say that it’s life-changing with complete confidence, because it changed my life before I even finished reading it. I was so impressed with this book that we’ll be serializing the section called “One Hundred Days of Darkness and Light” in future issues of Catalyst. You can read the first installment here. — Phil Bolsta
The stories in this issue’s “The Nicest Thing” section come from two featured speakers in the Awakening Your Kundalini Summit — Kia Miller, an internationally celebrated yoga teacher and your summit host… and Maya Fiennes, an author, yogi, and musician who travels the globe teaching a mix of Kundalini yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong.
We’d love to hear your answer to the question, What practices have you engaged in to harness the powerful spiritual energy within you and awaken your full potential? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.
When you don’t go within, you go without. — Yogi Bhajan
Hi, my name is Kia Miller. I'm excited to be hosting an online summit covering the topic of Kundalini as a vehicle for healing, for awakening our inner potential, and for accessing highest states of awareness and consciousness.
Kundalini is not some esoteric principle. It's a force within each and every one of us. The ancient yogic texts reference it, modern scientists talk about it, and you can access it through specific practices and approaches to life.
To watch this 2-minute video and read the rest of the text, click here.
The Master Key By Robert Peng, a featured speaker in The Shift Network’s 2019 Qigong Global Summit
It's 1972 in the industrial city of Xiangtan, China. A frail child with a heart condition sneaks into a hotel boiler room and befriends the elderly yet vibrant attendant, who eventually reveals his true identity as a revered Qigong master. He heals the boy and, for the next 13 years, secretly teaches him the keys to unlocking the spiritual and healing dimensions of the Life Force.
It sounds like a modern-day fable, but the story is true. And with The Master Key, that grateful student, Robert Peng, invites all of us to walk this empowering path along with him. Here, Master Peng brings together the unique insights of his teacher with the moving account of his own journey.
Click here to read the first installment of this profoundly moving book.
In this special video series, prominent authors, speakers, thought leaders, and others answer the question, “What is the nicest thing a non-family member has ever done for you?”
EXCERPT: When you first asked this, one story came to mind because it was quite unexpected. I lived in London for many years and I worked as a model in London and in different parts of Europe. And as a model, I guess one expects, usually there's an ulterior motive when people are offering things. But there was this one occasion where I worked with a director...
To watch the video and read the transcript of Kia’s life-changing 4-minute story, click here.
EXCERPT: So that's when I was invited to go to a dinner party at Prince Andrew’s and the Royal Family. And as soon as I arrived there, I saw this amazing, beautiful piano, nine foot, handmade, engraved with different colors. And Prince Andrew was saying, “Oh, Mommy (meaning the Queen), has just given them this as a present. Nobody knows what to do because nobody knows how to play. And I go, “But I can play.”
To watch the video and read the transcript of Maya’s 3-minute “blessing in disguise” story, click here.
Would you like to live in maro — a heart-centered spiritual state — to draw on the abundance of the universe and welcome in miracles? Money and happiness expert Ken Honda, Japan’s #1 bestselling personal development guru, will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Tuesday, November 12, at 6:00pm Pacific to share how you can apply 7 steps to remove blocks and expand your capacity for experiencing a healthy, abundant, new relationship with money. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.
Would you like to embrace a joyful, magical new way of healing your old wounds — beginning at the root issue of your consciousness that’s hidden in your dreams? Bestselling author and dream shaman Robert Moss will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, November 13, at 10:00am Pacific to share how you can reclaim your inner child — and explore why trauma chased it from your adult life. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.
We want to know: What practices have you engaged in to harness the powerful spiritual energy within you and awaken your full potential? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.
EXCERPT: That is the question of the ages: Why were we as human beings given a gift of divinity, yet it was hidden from us? Why? Why would it not be a part of our biological consciousness? Religions have always argued that it is something for the purest of the pure to attain, and it is not something that is for everyone. It is the opening up of a divine secret inside you. I think that that misses the whole point. I think that it was…
To watch the video and read the transcript of Raja’s 15-minute Kundalini interview, click here.
As a mother, musician, composer, yogi, and author of Yoga for Real Life, my approach to yoga is about using the tools that yoga offers in day-to-day life. Everything in life we have to experience fully. We create our lives, we paint our canvas, we write our scenario, we direct it, and we act in it. This process has a beginning, middle and end. And that’s what people get each time they come to my yoga class.
I believe marriages last because the partners have learned flexibility, mutual respect, loving attention, and facing challenges as a team. Navigating a Kundalini arising or spiritual awakening process needs the same kind of attitudes. So I have identified four characteristics useful in marriage, life, and spiritual awakening to help you find a better way to live with Kundalini.
Demonstrators protest against the Keystone XL pipeline, which the Trump administration is attempting to approve despite its disastrous environmental impact. (Photo: Rainforest Action Network/Bonnie Chan/flickr/cc)
The ACLU and environmental activists celebrated Thursday after reaching a settlement agreement with South Dakota's Republican Gov. Kristi Noem and state Attorney General Jason Ravnesborg to end what critics called "their unconstitutional attempts to silence pipeline protestors."
The Waorani people of Pastaza won a historic ruling in Ecuadorian court protecting half a million acres of their territory in the Amazon rainforest from being earmarked for oil drilling. The decision by the three-judge panel of the Pastaza Provincial Court immediately voids the consultation process with the Waorani undertaken by the Ecuadorian government in 2012, indefinitely suspending the auctioning of their lands to oil companies. The verdict also disrupts the contemplated auctioning of 16 oil blocks that cover over 7 million acres of Indigenous territory by providing an invaluable legal precedent for other Indigenous nations across the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Jeanie Manchester is the founder of Anjaneya Yoga Shala in Boulder, Colorado. She is a Master Yoga Teacher and Meditation Instructor with over 30 years of dedicated practice, teaching, and training. Her students love her heart-based, friendly style of intuitive mentoring and teaching. Her offerings, which are dedicated to “women on the rise,” are supportive of householder women on the path with the teachings, tools, practice space, and community she's found crucial to living a spiritual life in the world.
To watch Jeanie’s 19-minute video, which she created exclusively for Catalyst, click here.
Yogarupa Rod Stryker is a world-renowned yoga and meditation teacher, guiding and sharing his wisdom for 40 years. He is the founder of ParaYoga® and the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. The creator of one of the most comprehensive online yoga trainings in the world, Rod has dedicated his life to improving lives through his lectures, writing, practice, teaching, leadership, service and family life.
Everything in the universe is energy. Kundalini is the energy of awakening, it represents your potential as a human being. Awakening your Kundalini is about becoming a true master of the energy YOU ARE — a creative intelligence that’s powerful beyond measure, and intimately connected to your soul.
On Tuesday, November 5, you’ll have a front-row seat at a complimentary online event that will feature over two dozen experts with diverse experience and approaches — each one a trusted leader in their field. The Shift Network’s Awaken Your Kundalini Summit, hosted by internationally celebrated yoga teacher Kia Miller, is a journey that will deepen your understanding of Kundalini, going well beyond yoga as fitness.
You’ll meet visionary speakers and teachers from around the globe, sharing how to clear karmic patterns from your mind-body and the collective field... and experience true joy and wellbeing.
The amazing speaker lineup includes Guru Singh, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Gurmukh, Maya Fiennes, Jai Dev Singh, Tommy Rosen, Jeanie Manchester, Gurucharan, Raja Choudhury, Francesca McCartney, and many more.
Over the course of this free 4-day summit, you’ll receive leading-edge practices and tools to ignite deeper levels of healing, spiritual awareness, and energy mastery.
See our full list of dynamic speakers and find out everything you need to know by clicking here.
Shift Network co-founder Devaa Haley Mitchell invites you to celebrate finding deep peace within, cultivating a sense of belonging, and reveling in true love with a free download of her new single “Sacred Home.”
“My fans have really been resonating with this song’s downtempo chill space vibe," explains Devaa of the first single from her forthcoming album Rebirth, “but the reason why this song is so special to me personally is because it’s the first song that fully I co-wrote with my husband, Stephen [Dinan]. We worked closely together on the lyrics which really speak to the sense of ‘Sacred Home’ that one can find with a beloved partner who really ‘gets you’ at the deepest level. This quality long-term love is rare, and when you find it… it’s such a true gift.”
Click here to download Devaa’s gift of a free download of "Sacred Home" — and to register to be among the first to hear about the release of her new album, Rebirth.
The effervescent, charismatic Maya Fiennes introduces her method of Kundalini yoga, shares her life story, and reveals the secrets that have helped her and her students manage the stresses and strains of everyday life. Kundalini is a very direct form of yoga with an immediate effect, combining movement, breathing, and chanting to energize the body and relax the mind, while strengthening the body's nervous and immune system. Order your copy here.
Whether it happens all at once or gradually over time, spiritual awakening is an experience that may be accompanied by great insight, ecstatic bliss, or a mystical infusion of light, love, and vision. But it can be an overwhelming experience, too, leaving those to whom it’s occurred searching for answers and understanding. Written by a transpersonal psychologist and non-dual teacher, this book will help you understand the phenomenon of spiritual awakening, and provide guidance and support for you on your spiritual journey.
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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Experience Pure Conscious-ness Through Wisdom Healing Qigong — A free video event with Qigong master, teacher, and healer Mingtong Gu. Experience a healing Qigong practice to clear energy blocks, access your mind’s truest essence, and address physical, emotional, and spiritual imbalances at the source. Saturday, November 9, at 10:00am Pacific
New Dimensions of Sound Healing — A free video event with David Gibson, a leading scholar and researcher in the field of sound healing and therapy. Experience the power of sound and vibration — and uncover the healing sound frequency YOU need most right now. Wednesday, November 13, at 5:30pm Pacific
Freedom From Chronic Pain — With pain psychotherapist Hal Greenham and Dr. Howard Schubiner, the founder and director of the Mind Body Medicine Program. Release stress patterns, recreate new neural pathways, and unhook from the chronic pain loop to stop your brain from recreating the pain experience. New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Wednesday, November 6
Your 8th Chakra Life — With professional clairvoyant, energy worker, and gifted empath Katy Bray. Activate the power of your 8th chakra and receive healings to transform blocks and energy leaks — in all your chakras. New 9-Week Live Video Training Starts Thursday, November 7
Journey Through the Sacred Tarot — With author, teacher, and Tarot card reader Magick Altman. Meet the Tarot’s “cast of characters,” who can activate your soul’s wisdom and provide guidance on every aspect of your life. New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Thursday, November 7
Master the Heart Freedom Method — With Lise Janelle, a human potential expert and the founder of the Centre for Heart Living. Dissolve the emotions and subconscious beliefs blocking you from thriving in the life of your deepest desire — filled with purpose, intimacy, abundance, and more. New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Thursday, November 14
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.
Co-founder Maggie Doyne turns 33 on November 7. Unfortunately, Maggie won't be in Nepal to dance, sing, and eat cake with her extended family there — she'll be working in the U.S., sharing the BlinkNow story with the world. Her family in Nepal is surprising Maggie with a birthday fundraiser dedicated to her. Click here to make your donation.
Energy Therapy co-founders Jaime and Jennifer bring a diverse array of energy-based skills to the table, serving clients and students in many different countries worldwide. They teach from a wellspring of knowledge and wisdom, linking asanas with energy medicine and deep intuitive insight. Their approach cannot be boxed, just as life itself cannot be boxed. Their classes blend Vinyasa, Yin and Hatha yoga, and include sound healing, mindfulness, and hands-on healing. Together, they are dedicated to spreading the message of how yoga and energy medicine can help transform consciousness, and deeply heal the body, mind and spirit.
Lang Lang is leading the way in bringing classical music into the 21st century. As a pianist, educator, and philanthropist, he has become one of the world’s most influential and committed ambassadors for the arts in the 21st century. Equally happy playing for billions of viewers at the 2008 Olympic Opening Ceremony in Beijing or just for a few hundred children in the public schools, he is a master of communicating through music. Heralded by the New York Times as “the hottest artist on the classical music planet,” Lang Lang plays sold-out concerts all over the world.
Click here to visit Lang Lang’s website, watch his music videos, and purchase his music.