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Living in Wonder: Accessing the Miraculous

What was wonderful about childhood is that anything in it was a wonder. It was not merely a world full of miracles; 
it was a miraculous world.
G.K. Chesterton

T he other day I was talking to a friend of mine about a program I thought would really benefit a friend of hers. She said, "Oh no, he'll never do that, I know him, he's just not that kind of a person." It's amazing how often we shut the doors of possibility for ourselves, our relationships and the people we care about by thinking we know them and filtering our comments, offerings and actions towards them from our projections about them, rather than opening ourselves up to and seeing new possibilities and horizons for the people we encounter in our lives, especially the ones that are closest to us!

When my aunt got Alzheimer's it was a really a challenging time for me as she was my most beloved family member. She really taught me something about wonder! I just never knew what was going to come out of her mouth at any moment. I found myself falling out of my 50 years of knowing someone into a place of wonder and curiosity and loved our final days together. One day at the dinner table, in our quite proper family household, she blurted out "You know the good thing about Alzheimer's?" (In my family it was just "inappropriate" to talk about death, disease or money at the dinner table) I said "no, what is the good thing about Alzheimer's?" Her jovial response was "You meet new people every day!" Unfortunately, I was the only one laughing, which was appropriate since I was seen as the black sheep of the family (at least that's how it seemed to me). What if we brought a sense of childlike wonder and not knowing to all of our relationships? How could that open up the world of the miraculous?

When you don't cover up the world with words and labels, 
a sense of the miraculous returns to your life that was lost a 
long time ago when humanity, 
instead of using thought, 
became possessed by thought.
Eckhart Tolle



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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
5 Juliette     Sweat Your Prayers
12 Juliette   Sweat Your Prayers
19 Devi        Sweat Your Prayers
26 Clay       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.

Books of the Month

The Union of Isis and Thoth:
Magic and Initiatory Practices of Ancient Egypt
by Nicki Scully and Normandi Ellis

I love this book. I just interviewed Nicki Scully for the upcoming Shamanism Global Summit 2016, which will air in mid July. But, I enjoyed it so much I wanted to share it with you this month. For some reason I never thought of Egyptian Shamanism. What an eye opener this book is. It reveals the magic of Egypt and taps into the cosmic order of the universe. Shamanism is a nature-based religion and this book is all about tapping into the power of natural law. Given the challenges we are facing in the world right now the healing approaches in this book can be a blue print for creating the kind of world we want for all life. The exercise and practices in this book teach us how to tap into the primal memory by creating a sacred temple within and without which can restore magic and the miraculous in your life.

Click here to order a copy and stay tuned for my upcoming show with Nicki Scully

Website of the Month
The Center for Education and Research in Consciousness
(CERC)
 
I chose this site as the site of the month because it is, believe it or not, the first university program offering a minor in the study of consciousness. It seems incredible that there is no other university in the US that recognizes that this is perhaps the most important subject we could be studying if we want to transform the way that think and act towards a world that works for all life. Dr. Kate Noble, her colleagues and students are doing ground breaking work. Check it out and if you can support the process in any way I invite you to do so.
 
The Center for Education and Research in Consciousness (CERC) initiative supports the development of undergraduate and graduate programs in Consciousness at the University of Washington Bothell. CERC's mission is to educate a new generation of scholars and scientists who are prepared to bring an expanded level and understanding of consciousness to solve the complex challenges confronting humankind at this critical time.

Poetry Corner
"You have traveled too fast over false ground;
Now your soul has come to take you back.

Take refuge in your senses, open up
To all the small miracles you rushed through.

Become inclined to watch the way of rain
When it falls slow and free.

Imitate the habit of twilight,
Taking time to open the well of color
That fostered the brightness of day.

Draw alongside the silence of stone
Until its calmness can claim you."
- John O'Donahue



Let us greet the dawn of a new day
when all can live as one with nature
and peace reigns everywhere.

Oh Great Spirit,  a da nv do, bring to our brothers
the wisdom of Nature and the knowledge
that if her laws are obeyed
this land will again flourish
and grasses and trees will grow as before.

Guide those that through their councils
seek to spread the wisdom of their leaders to all people.
Heal the raw wounds of the earth
and restore to our soul the richness,
which strengthens men's bodies
and makes them wise in their councils.

Bring to all the knowledge that great cities
live only through the bounty
of the good earth beyond their paved streets
and towers of stone and steel.

~Jasper Saunkeah, Cherokee



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Recent Shows
Dave Room: Pacha's Pajamas a Story from Nature 
Dave's most important identifier is Melia's Papa. His tween-age daughter Melia is his motivation and inspiration. Dave had leadership roles in several tech startups and a non profit he co-founded called Bay Localize. With the intention to uplift tens of millions of children worldwide, Room co-founded BALANCE Edutainment, co-authored Pacha's Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature and executive produced the nine-award winning companion album. Dave is a SoulCollage® Facilitaor and a Green For All fellow. 
http://www.pachaspajamas.com

Laurie Bonser: The Law Attraction meets Financial Stewardship
Laurie Bonser combines her professional technical expertise and knowledge as a CPA, Certified Financial Planner®, and holder of Masters degrees in Business Administration and Taxation with her personal experiences and studies as a musician, intuitive medium, and Shamanic practitioner to offer unique teachings on financial abundance and universal attraction principles with this book and workshop series. She is the founder of Changing Times Planning and Shaman Connector to assist those individuals ready to embrace personal empowerment, purpose-filled living, and conscious choices.
www.ChangingTimesPlanning.com

Lynn Andrews: Ancient Teachings for a Modern World
Lynn Andrews is the is the author of 20 books in 12 languages including the New York Times internationally best-selling Medicine Woman Series, which chronicles her three decades of study and work with shaman healers on four continents. She is recognized worldwide as a leader in the fields of spiritual healing and personal empowerment. A shaman healer and mystic, Ms. Andrews is widely acknowledged as a major link between the ancient world of shamanism and modern societies thirst for profound personal healing and a deeper understanding of the pathway to enlightenment. 

Kathleen Noble: & The Consciousness Club
Dr. Kathleen Noble is Professor of Consciousness in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at the University of Washington, Bothell (UWB). She is also a licensed clinical and counseling psychologist with more than 20 years of practice focusing on the development of resilience and psycho-spiritual well-being. She has been exploring the relationship of powerful spiritual experiences to psychological growth since 1984; among her books is Riding the Windhorse: Spiritual Intelligence and the Growth of the Self (Hampton Press, 2001). Her current research focuses on the transformative effects of studying consciousness from a transdisciplinary and integral perspective on undergraduate students' personal and professional lives. 

James Stark and Penny Livingston: Permaculture and Regenerative Design
James Stark, M.A., F.E.S., is the co-director of the Regenerative Design Institute at Commonweal (RDI). He co-founded and currently co-directs the Ecology of Leadership and the Ecology of Awakening programs, which prepare community leaders for the "Great Turning" of our era. James has committed his life to exploring how we - ourselves, our communities, and our species - might move into harmony with who we are and the natural world. He considers the programs and the garden at RDI to be a nursery for growing visions of the new era, and providing skills and tools to bring those visions to life.

Penny has been teaching internationally and working professionally in the land management, regenerative design, and permaculture development field for 25 years and has extensive experience in all phases of ecologically sound design and construction as well as the use of natural non-toxic building materials. She specializes in site planning and the design of resource-rich landscapes integrating, rainwater collection, edible and medicinal planting, spring development, pond and water systems, habitat development and watershed restoration for homes, co-housing communities, businesses, and diverse yield perennial farms. http://www.regenerativedesign.org/

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