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Transforming our old debilitating stories
into new empowering and generative ones.

We are stuck with technology when what we really want
is just stuff that works.
Douglas Adams

Dear Friends,

It's been almost 2 w eeks since I bought my
new MacBook Pro and it  still isn't up and running, in spite of countless hours with technicians from Apple, Microsoft, and Native Instruments. Almost everyday I have been on the phone consulting with technicians and pushing buttons, which seemingly takes me one step forward and two steps back with each call. Those who know me know that this is an old story for me. In spite of the fact that computers, which support my writing, DJing, radio producing, broadcasting, coaching, learning, and online webinars, surround me, it seems like things are constantly breaking down. I've contemplated suicide, beating my computer with a stick, becoming a Luddite or joining a monastery, none of which seem a satisfactory solution without giving up too much. 

Still the story goes on and I remain feeling victimized, frustrated and blaming my irritability on my technology. So when one of my students challenged me to use my own teaching to deal with this ongoing source of irritation and frustration, I thought ah, s!*#, busted.  For the past week I have been meditating, journeying, journaling, contemplating, diagraming and cogitating on how to transform this old story once and for all. It might have been easier to write a book, but I will try to capture my process for those who would like to transform old debilitating stories, that just keep reappearing, into new life enhancing narratives that support, empower and inform a more peaceful, evolved and fulfilling way of being in the world.

The human spirit must prevail over technology.
Albert Einstein

To continue reading Michael's letter,  click here.

Center for Shamanic Studies

JP Tindell, myself and other shamanic practitioners have started a new collective based on our vision and values around how an Inter-Being "WE" organization should operate and run to reflect the next stage of evolutionary consciousness. We will be making many new offerings with interview, articles, workshops, shamanic coaching and mentoring and much more. Please check it out and make any suggestions for programs, interviews and information you would like to have included in our offering. This site is for you. Enjoy!

Moving Meditation
Dear Friends,

I am so happy that you all are holding the community together.
Syris and I will continue to bring in and support awesome teachers 
for you each week. A special thanks to all the teachers who have
stepped up to hold the space and raise the bar for our tribe.

I will be back on the floor with you with all new music on  February 7th.
Can't wait to play for you and dance with you. I have so missed everyone.

Jan 17th Ingo       Dance Church
Jan 24th Juliette   Sweat Your Prayers
Jan 31st Bella       Sweat Your Prayers

Feb 7th Michael Guest Appearance...   Sweat Your Prayers
Feb 14th Ingo        Dance Church
Feb 21st Clay        Dance Church

Wishing you a year filled with love, joy and fulfillment!

Shamanic Coaching and Guidance

I wanted remind those of you who don't know that I have started up my coaching and mentoring programs again. My primary focus is on providing shamanic guidance, to organizations and individuals. At this time in our evolution I feel it is of paramount importance to transcend our beliefs in separation and access the wisdom of spirit that lives in each and every one of us. I offer a sliding payment scale based on value received and financial situation. Do to my schedule there may be some wait time and I am committed to serving you as best I can. Please give a call or email if you interested in any of the following: 

* Shamanic Coaching and Training
* Power Animal & Spirit Guide Connection
* Soul Remembering & Retrieval
* Organizational Shamanism
* Spiritual Guidance & Journey work
* PTSD and Trama Relief
*Conscious Death Transition
Phone consultations available!

Please note that my coaching schedule for the first quarter of 2016 is almost full. I still have a couple of openings and only want to work with people who are looking for better ways to serve their community. If you like to set up a call to see if that's you please give me a call at 530.277.0937

Organizational Shamanism
If you are responsible for an organization or managing people I suggest you listen to my interview with Frederic Laloux, author of Reinventing Organizations.

I am currently writing a book that integrates my shamanic practices 
with three decades of Organizational Development work. Organizational Shamanism (OS) is the practice and application of ancient shamanic techniques to solve contemporary organizational and community challenges. It is a whole systems approach to gathering information that can help us to revitalize and energize the spirit of our organizations and tap into new levels of creativity, intuition and wisdom not available with contemporary perception. OS focuses on transforming inner states of consciousness to bring about outer change, and taps into a creative potential beyond limiting beliefs and assumptions. 
I am looking for organizations that are interested in trying these new approaches to solving organizational issues. If you and your organization or any one you know are open to applying this pioneering work in your company to bring about organizational change please give me a call. Or email 530.277.0937 or

Book of the Month
Spiritual Telepathy
By Colleen Mauro
I  love this book. Colleen has done her homework and synthesized and made accessible ancient wisdom teaching of the world. Spiritual Telepathy explains how new science validates these ancient teachings. The aim of this book is to help people access higher sources of wisdom and guidance. Written in a personal, easy-to-read style, it provides both theory and ancient techniques from the Ageless Wisdom Tradition linking mind and soul.

Colleen covers a variety of spiritual traditions and also explains how the new science validates these ancient teachings. She shows that celebrated creative thinkers - those we call geniuses or visionaries - all have the ability to access the subtle world of the soul. But, with inspiring stories of "ordinary people," she also assures us that we can all gain access to the universal wellspring of creativity and inspiration.

P oetry Corner
Thinking Like A Butterfly

Monday I was told I was good.
I felt relieved.
Tuesday I was ignored.
I felt invisible.
Wednesday I was snapped at.
I began to doubt myself.
On Thursday I was rejected.
Now I was afraid.
On Saturday I was thanked
for being me. My soul relaxed.
On Sunday I was left alone
till the part of me that can't
be influenced grew tired of
submitting and resisting.
Monday I was told I was good.
By Tuesday I got off the wheel.

Mark Nepo

You Were Brave in that Holy War
You have done well
In the contest of madness.
You were brave in that holy war.
You have all the honorable wounds
Of one who has tried to find love
Where the Beautiful Bird
Does not drink.
May I speak to you
Like we are close
And locked away together?
Once I found a stray kitten
And I used to soak my fingers
In warm milk;
It came to think I was five mothers
On one hand.
Why not rest your tired body?
Lean back and close your eyes.
Come morning
I will kneel by your side and feed you.
I will so gently
Spread open your mouth
And let you taste something of my
Sacred mind and life.
There is something wrong
With your ideas of
O, surely there is something wrong
With your ideas of
If you think
Our Beloved would not be so

-The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the great Sufi Master
translated by Daniel Ladinsky


My face catches the wind
from the snow line
and flushes with a flush
that will never wholly settle.
Well, that was a metropolitan vanity,
wanting to look young forever, to pass.
I was never a pre-Raphaelite beauty
and only pretty enough to be seen
with a man who wanted to be seen
with a passable woman.
But now that I am in love
with a place that doesn't care
how I look and if I am happy,
happy is how I look and that's all.
My hair will grow grey in any case,
my nails chip and flake,
my waist thicken, and the years
work all their usual changes.
If my face is to be weather beaten as well,
it's little enough lost
for a year among the lakes and vales
where simply to look out my window
at the high pass
makes me indifferent to mirrors
and to what my soul may wear
over its new complexion.

-Fleur Adcock

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Upcoming Shows to be scheduled in Jan and Feb
Alberto Villoldo: A Shaman's Miraculous Tools for Healing

Alberto Villoldo, PhD, directs The Four Winds Society, where he trains individuals in the US and Europe in the practice of Energy Medicine and Soul Retreival. In
2011 Villoldo produced the documentary Amazonia: Healing with Sacred Plants that focuses on the sacred plants of Peru's Amazon region, including the use of ayahuasca. He is the author of numerous books including Shaman, Healer, Sage.

  Brant Cortright, Ph.D.: The Neurogenenesis Diet and Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life

Brant Cortright, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and a clinical psychologist in private practice. Author of three books, he is a neurogenesis and brain health coach, a consultant on stress, anxiety and depression, speaker and workshop leader, and he has a therapy practice with an integral/holistic, neuroscience-informed approach to depth psychotherapy. or

David Korten: Change the Story Change the Future

David C Korten is cofounder and board chair of YES! Magazine, cochair of the New Economy Working Group, president of the Living Economies Forum, a member of the Club of Rome, a former Harvard Business School professor, and author of the international bestsellers When Corporations Rule the World and The Great Turning. 

Loch Kelly: Shift Into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness
Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW is the author of, Shift into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness. He is an educator, consultant, and recognized leader in the field of nondual meditation and psychotherapy who was asked to teach Sutra Mahamudra by Mingyur Rinpoche and nondual realization by Adyashanti. The founder of the Open-Hearted Awareness Institute, he is an emerging voice in modernizing meditation, social engagement, and collaborating with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn and NYU to study how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing.

Sparrow Hart: Letters to the River: A Dream Worth Living
Founder of Circles of Air, Circles of Stone, Sparrow Hart is the author of Letters to the River: a Guide to a Dream Worth Living a highly acclaimed exploration of what it really means to live a spiritual life while engaging in practical reality. He is also the creator of the Mythic Warrior training, founder of the annual Men's Wisdom Council, and a frequent workshop leader around the country. He's currently completing a book on the Vision

Stephen Jenkinson: Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, is an activist, teacher, author, and farmer. He has a master's degree in theology from Harvard University and a master's degree in social work from the University of Toronto. Formerly a program director at a major Canadian hospital and medical-school assistant professor, Stephen is now a sought-after workshop leader, speaker, and consultant to palliative care and hospice organizations. He is the founder of The Orphan Wisdom School in Canada and the subject of the documentary film Griefwalker.

Joanna Macy: Empowerment in the Face of Planetary Suffering
Joanna Macy, is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology she interweaves her scholarship with five decades of activism. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, she has created a groundbreaking theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application. authored 13 books including World As Lover, World As Self

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Joan Ranquet: Energy Healing for Animals

Joan Ranquet is an animal communicator and energy healer who teaches basic and advanced workshops nationwide. She is the author of Communication with All Life. Joan is the founder of Communication with All Life University. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Animal Planet.

Colleen Mauro: Spiritual Telepathy

Colleen has had lifelong interest in the untapped powers of the mind. She launched Intuition: A Magazine for the Higher Potential of the Mind in 1988. Her thirty years of experience in magazine publishing includes work as a publisher, editor, advertising director, and circulation and marketing consultant. Intuition explored the higher potential of the mind and the many and varied ways of knowing intuition, inspiration and telepathy-providing both research and how - to information in easy-to-read form for the general reader.

Frederic Laloux: Reinventing Organizations

Frederic Laloux works is a writer, adviser, coach, and facilitator with corporate leaders who feel called to explore fundamentally new ways of organizing. He is the author of the just released Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness. Frederic Laloux demonstrates how the currently emerging, new form of consciousness is bringing forth a radically more soulful, purposeful, and productive organizational model. He lives in Brussels, Belgium, with his wife, Hélène, and their two children.

David Kowalewski, PhD: Death Walkers, Shamanic Psychopomps, Earthbound Ghosts, and Helping Spirits in the Afterlife Realm

Dr. David Kowalewski offers basic and advanced training in shamanic principles and practices, as well as healing, divination, power animal and soul retrievals, extraction, psychopomping, depossession, curse unraveling, and vision quest guiding. He Speaks on subjects such as Deep Ecology, Plant-Spirit Medicine, Developing Your Paranormal, Mystical Wildlife Tracking, and Discovering Your Destiny, based on his university courses, conference papers, and publications in ecology, religion, psychology, and education. He has been trained by indigenous shamans from many traditions, including Native-American, Celtic, Tibetan, West African, Huichol, Incan, and Mayan. His work has been featured in Journal of Contemporary Shamanism,Journal of Shamanic Practice, Sacred Hoop, Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Review of Religious Research, Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies, International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, Journal of Church and State, and elsewhere.

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