The Well Of Light is committed to bringing you leading edge thinkers, authors and activists in the areas of Environmental Restoration, Social Justice, Evolutionary Cosmology and Spiritual fulfillment. Our radio shows, classes, workshops and commentaries are intended to educate, inform and inspire you to action... Thank you for your part in co-creating a world that honors all life!

Nature never rushes, yet everything gets done.
Donald L. Hicks

Everything in the natural world has a beginning, middle and an end. All manifestation begins and ends in completion. It has always been the way of things; stars burst into being, shine and explode into a memory of light; seasons come and go in all their splendour, bodies are born, live and die, all existence is being born, unfolds and dies to be born again. Form comes into being from the void and dissolves gracefully back into nothingness. Only humans seem to try to defy the cyclical nature of natural law. It is a unique foolishness that is born of language and lives in our conversations with the world. However it is not fixed, it is entirely transformable and that transformation begins in the stories we tell ourselves about who we are and how this identity I call me interacts with others and the world. Our stories give us both our limitations and the opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Creating a life we love begins by bringing completion to the past and the obsolete stories of our life, so that we can invent new more empowering ones from a state of pure presence and the ability to be with things as they are and as they are not. It is from this place we can manifest life from a future we invent, rather than a past we inherited.

How often have you had a great idea of what you wanted to manifest, and started on a project only to become frustrated and distracted before it even got off the ground, or got overwhelmed in the middle of a project and decided you just couldn't do it, or you were nearing the finish line and were stopped by some obstacle you felt was insurmountable? Many of us have a trail of these unfinished plans and incomplete projects that tend to leave us disheartened and immobilized - afraid to embark on anything new, exhausted and feeling like we're drowning in the weight of things undone!

All that we are is a result of all that we thought.
Buddha

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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.

Nevada City

June 26th     Clay       Sweat Your Prayers
July 3rd       Juliette   Sweat Your Prayers
19 Devi       Michael    Sweat Your Prayers
26 Clay       Michael   Sweat Your Prayers
July 24th     Maniko    Dance Church

Wishing you much love, joy and fulfillment in life!
michael

Shamanism Global Summit 2016
(mark your calendars - July 19-21)
presented by The Shift Network with host Michael Stone

"Hold the date!" Registration is not open yet and I will let you know when you can register for this Free 3 day event!

Tap into deeper guidance and healing wisdom - and fully embrace a sacred way of living on this wondrous planet. Join us for three days of interviews with some of the planet's most respected shamanic teachers and healers from around the world -  including Sandra Ingerman, Lynn Andrews, Oscar Miro-Quesada, Alberto Villoldo, John Perkins, Hank Wesselman, Jill Kuykendall, Jose and Lena Stevens, Nicki Scully and others - sharing practices for activating shamanic principles in your daily life and helping to evolve our world.

During this transformative 3-day event, you'll discover:
  • Practical tools for healing negative feelings and toxic thoughts
  • How to reclaim your role as a co-creator with the Earth, the elements and the spirit world
  • Access to subtle realms of consciousness with guidance from allies
  • The basics of shamanic journeying and healing work
  • A deeper sense of presence and reverence for the natural world.

Book of the Month
Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul  
by Stepen Jenkinson

Die Wise  does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical prose, deep wisdom, and stories from his two decades of working with dying people and their families, Stephen Jenkinson places death at the center of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty.  Die Wise  teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. Die Wise  is for those who will fail to live forever.
 
Dying well, Jenkinson writes, is a right and responsibility of everyone. It is not a lifestyle option. It is a moral, political, and spiritual obligation each person owes their ancestors and their heirs. Die Wise  dreams such a dream, and plots such an uprising. How we die, how we care for dying people, and how we carry our dead: this work makes our capacity for a village-mindedness, or breaks it.
 
Click here to buy the book!

Listen to my live interview with Stephen at 1pm PT on 07/19

Poetry Corner
For a New Beginning
 
In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.
 
For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.
 
It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.
 
Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.
 
Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life's desire.
 
Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.
 
~ John O'Donohue ~
 
(To Bless the Space Between Us)



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CONVERSATIONS, hosted by Michael Stone, brings you leading edge thinkers in the areas of Environmental Restoration, Evolutionary Cosmology, Social Justice and Spiritual fulfillment. We look for positive solutions to local and global issues that leave you touched, moved, and inspired to action. Our weekly guests include local and global experts and concerned citizens working together to heal the wounds that separate, alienate, and marginalize people...

 


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CONVERSATIONS, hosted by Michael Stone, brings you leading edge thinkers in the areas of Environmental Restoration, Evolutionary Cosmology, Social Justice and Spiritual fulfillment. We look for positive solutions to local and global issues that leave you touched, moved, and inspired to action. Our weekly guests include local and global experts and concerned citizens working together to heal the wounds that separate, alienate, and marginalize people...

Conversations is now broadcast every Tue at 1pm . For current shows or more information go to:  www.WellofLight.com  and click on  Conversations: Radio That Makes a difference 
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06/28 Stephen Dinan: Sacred America, Sacred World
Stephen Dinan is the CEO of The Shift Network and a member of the prestigious Transformational Leadership Council and Evolutionary Leaders group. As the former Director of Membership and Marketing at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he was the driving force behind the Shift in Action program. He is also the author of Radical Spirit (New World Library), and a forthcoming book Sacred America, Sacred World. Stephen directed and helped to create the Esalen Institute's Center for Theory & Research, a think tank for leading scholars, researchers, and teachers to explore human potential frontiers.

07/05 Bruce Lipton & Nicki Scully: The Grand Convergence - Science Meets Shamanism
Nicki Scully, author, healer and teacher of Alchemical Healing and the shamanic mysteries of ancient Egypt, will be discussing with you the power of modern shamanic initiations. Although sourced from ancient Egypt, these rites have the capacity to awaken and access inherent latent powers and abilities, and develop heightened modes of perception for every human.

Bruce H. Lipton, PhD  is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.

07/12 Marianne Williamson: 
TEARS TO TRIUMPH
The Spiritual Journey From Suffering To Enlightenment
Marianne Williamson is an American spiritual teacher, author and lecturer. She has published eleven books, including four New York Times  number one bestsellers. She is the founder of  Project Angel Food , a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with  AIDS  in the Los Angeles area, and the co-founder of  The Peace Alliance , a grassroots campaign supporting legislation to establish a  United States Department of Peace . She serves on the Board of Directors of the RESULTS organization, which works to end poverty in the United States and around the world. Williamson is also behind Sister Giant, a series of seminars and teaching sessions that provides women with the information and tools needed to be political candidates. Through these seminars, [3]  she encourages women to run for office and align their politics with their spiritual values.

07/19 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.
www.orphanwisdom.com

Recent Shows
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. www.livingeconomiesforum.org

Sparrow Hart:   Earth Dreams and Vision Quests
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 Quest.
www.questforvision.com
Website of the Month
South Yuba River Citizens League 
SYRCL is founded on the premise that people can save a river.

If you are not familiar with The South Yuba River Citizens League you should be. A pioneer in environmental activism SYRCL has paved the way for many other activist organizations. Their yearly environmental film festivals is one of the largest in the world and brings film makers from around the world to meet, share ideas and resources and inspire others in the difference that a small group of people can make in the world.

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL - pronounced circle) was founded in 1983 by grassroots activists determined to protect the South Yuba River from dams. Ultimately, SYRCL won permanent protections for 39 miles of the South Yuba River under California's Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
www.yubariver.org