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Language, Beauty & Evolution

Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.
Helen Keller

At the age of 19 months an illn ess left Helen Keller blind and deaf, lost  in a dark and soundless world. How then did she become a prolific writer (12 books and numerous articles), tireless advocate for economic justice, activist for the rights of women and people with disabilities, respected lecturer, world traveler (she visited 39 countries), Oscar winner (1955) and student of foreign languages (she studied Latin, Greek, French, German)? It all began with a word! The moment she discovered the word water, a vast and beautiful world opened up for her and that word not only changed her world, it changed ours as well.

Here is what her teacher, Ann Sullivan wrote on that fateful day when a world of color, beauty and heart emerged from the dark catacombs of isolation for young Helen: ...We went out to the pump-house, and I made Helen hold her mug under the spout while I pumped. As the cold water gushed forth, filling the mug, I spelled ""w-a-t-e-r"" in Helen's free hand. The word coming so close upon the sensation of cold water rushing over her hand seemed to startle her. She dropped the mug and stood as one transfixed. A new light came into her face. She spelled "water" several times. Then she dropped on the ground and asked for its name and pointed to the pump and the trellis, and suddenly turning round she asked for my name. I spelled "Teacher."

 
P.S. ...Helen got up this morning like a radiant fairy. She has flitted from object to object, asking the name of everything and kissing me for very gladness. Last night when I got in bed, she stole into my arms of her own accord and kissed me for the first time, and I thought my heart would burst, so full was it of joy.  How is it that one word can bring forth a world of connection, splendour, hope, love, creativity, color, peace, contribution and immense joy - and yet another word can lead to separation, ugliness, resignation, hate, alienation, war and destruction? I would like to explore the connection between beauty, truth and evolution with you in this month's column.

The limits of my language means the limits of my world.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

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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

May
1 Juliette     Sweat Your Prayers
8 Devi         Sweat Your Prayers
15 Maniko    Dance Church
22 Clay        Dance Church
29 Michael   Sweat Your Prayers

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

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 second 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 530.277.0937 or email michael@wellofLight.com


Books of the Month
Pachas Pajamas
by Dave Room and Aaron Ableman

Every once in a while I find a book that makes me want to shout from  the roof tops, Get this book! If you have child,  or ever were one this is one of the most empowering and  eco-inspiring ones you will ever find. Children love this story of  Pacha and her epic dream journey into a nature festival where she  becomes a central player in saving our planet from destruction. It is  a lesson in stewardship, ecology, standing for something and finding your  voice. It will expand the imagination, touch the reader to tears and  uplift the spirit. Don't just buy one copy, get a case for your friends and  family. Really! It even comes with an app that brings the characters alive  as they sing and dance their way across the page...


Poetry Corner
i thank you God for most this amazing...

i thank You God for most this most amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday; this is the birth
day of life and love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any--lifted from the no
of all nothing--human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

ee cummings



A Morning Offering

I bless the night that nourished my heart
To set the ghosts of longing free
Into the flow and figure of dream
That went to harvest from the dark
Bread for the hunger no one sees.

All that is eternal in me
Welcome the wonder of this day,
The field of brightness it creates
Offering time for each thing
To arise and illuminate.

I place on the altar of dawn:
The quiet loyalty of breath,
The tent of thought where I shelter,
Wave of desire I am shore to
And all beauty drawn to the eye.

May my mind come alive today
To the invisible geography
That invites me to new frontiers,
To break the dead shell of yesterdays,
To risk being disturbed and changed.

May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more.
.
~ John O'Donohue ~
( To Bless the Space Between Us )



Center for Shamanic Studies

 

www.CenterforShamanicStudies.com

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!


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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