3 Steps to Shift Out of Love Addiction

by Sherry Gaba, LCSW

3 Steps to Shift Out of Love Addiction

One of the most powerful techniques available to changing yourself from the inside-out is the use of visualization.  In my book, "The Law of Sobriety", I talk about how visualization can be used to treat all types of addictions, including love addictions.  Love addictions are usually the result of feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem.  Changing this is the first step on the path to recovery.

To use visualization techniques successfully, you need to have a quiet, disruption free space and time.  Once you are able to give your full emotional and mental attention to making changes in the way you see yourself you will find your relationships will also change for the better.

Step 1: Picture Yourself as a Positive Individual

Before you can be a successful part of a couple you have to be successful on your own.  Create a mental picture of you, on your own, as a happy, independent and vibrant person.  Feel yourself as this person, standing alone and not depending on someone else to complete the image.

Step 2: See the End Result You Want

When people visualize it is critical to only focus and dwell on the thoughts and images that bring you to your desired goal.  It is often tempting to see obstacles or possibilities of failure but this is counterproductive.  Focusing on negatives will only send out negative energy, creating the very situation you want to avoid.  See yourself as successful and independent and that is what the universe will provide.

Step 3: Mental Work Before Change

Unless you see yourself as being successful all your efforts in the material world will be futile.  This is why people with love addiction find it so hard to create meaningful change.  You have to understand at a spiritual and emotional level that you are able to be complete without another person before you can make a relationship change. 

Breaking the need to feel completed by someone else is not easy.  A coach, counselor or therapist can help you with visualization techniques and exercises that will be necessary to make the changes you want. 

Sherry-Gaba-Law-Of-SobrietySherry Gaba, LCSW, a psychotherapist and life, love and recovery coach, is featured on Celebrity Rehab on VH1.  Sherry is the author of "The Law of Sobriety", which uses the Law of Attraction to help people recover from addiction.   She is also a contributor to "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People and Conscious Entrepreneurs", and to several e-books, including "Empowerment Manual:  Finding Purpose With Intention" and "Filling the Empty Heart:  5 Keys to Transforming Love Addiction".  

Sherry's available e-courses:

How to Heal Your Broken Heart

Wake-Up Recovery, 10-week Certification
(for Psychotherapists, Coaches or anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of using the Law of Attraction to recover from addiction)

Along with the above courses, Sherry is offering two e-books, "Relapse Prevention" and "Eliminate Limiting Beliefs", free of charge at

For more information about Sherry, or to book her for webinars, teleseminars, coaching packages and speaking engagements, visit her Luminary Voices profile at Luminary Voices - Sherry Gaba.

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It Takes Just 15%

by Candia Sanders

It Takes Just 15%

Between 15,000 to 13,000 years ago, a series of major geological events began to happen, culminating in the final flooding around 12,000 BCE that forever changed the landscape of North America. It is known as the Great Missoula Flood. Glacial Lake Missoula's ice ruptured, sending a massive wall of water, boulders, trees and debris down the Clark Fork River in Montana, into the Columbia, cascading as far west as the Willamette River in Oregon. It helped carve the amazing canyon we know as the Columbia Gorge. It reached the geological tipping point of catalytic transformation.

The floods are a wonderful analogy to the tipping point in consciousness, the place where change on a massive scale happens. When copious energy is focused and grouped together, things begin to shift. When enough people are awakened, conscientious, involved and aware, change accelerates dramatically. In terms of business it's "the law of diffusion and innovation." Something - being ideas, products, philosophies etc, must hit 15% of the population's mass consciousness for things to achieve success and or change beliefs. It's called "crossing the chasm," as Jeffery Moore says, reaching this percentage for things to steamroll.

Combine this with the concept or ideology of "the secret". This concept focuses our attention on specific ideas, philosophies, beliefs and goals. When our focus is precision-cut, and we believe it possible, we have the ability to manifest. Again, this is likened to the "tipping point" and "the law of diffusion and innovation." Razor sharp focus - gathering like-minds to spark the "law of diffusion and innovation" amplified by "the secret's" concentration and belief - then provides opportunity for global change.

Bringing it down to the personal level, it is far too easy to see our world as a "glass half empty" planet. The political chaos, social inequities, war on this issue and that, a possible escalating war with Russia, you name it, it's negative. Just thinking about the 535 members of a very ineffectual Congress makes me testy. All you have to do is turn on the news and watch the nonsense. It is very easy to focus on the negatives. However, -and this is the big however, what if we could connect with 15% of the population and think major transformative positive thoughts:

  1. The Congress is extremely effectual, rising to a high level of integrity both in country and globally.
  2. The hole in the ozone layer is shrinking to its most perfect size. I have actually read it's always been there; it allows higher frequency transmissions to enter our atmosphere.
  3. Positive Agriculture is here to stay; healthy organic products will be the mainstay globally.
  4. Water is pure, rich in minerals and safe for all.
  5. Animals are no longer homeless because people care and are responsible.
  6. People live happy, healthy, and responsible lives.
  7. Etc. Etc.

Okay, you get the idea. So pass it on, this positive thinking, group-consciousness network of powerful, earth-changing, change-the-status-quo, "law of innovation and diffusion" coupled with bullseye focus and belief, radical Missoula Floods thinking.

We just need to hit 15%. That's doable!

Let's dare ourselves to make a difference. No, make that double-dare!

Cosmic sunshine to you.  

Candia-Sanders-Soul-RaysCandia Sanders is a Medical Intuitive, Speaker and Author of several books including soon to be published The ABC's of Being Human and Soul Rays.  She has studied under some of the most well known Energy Healers of our time, including Donna Eden, and has taught multiple classes and workshops covering a broad range of topics.  Her work has been validated innumerable times by the medical profession, and her main objective is in helping others to open up to their own consciousness.

Candia's upcoming events include:

March 10, 2014, 7pm PST
Live on Odyssey Radio

April 5-6, 2014
Body Mind Spirit Expo
Portland, Oregon

April 12, 2014
"Vibrational Medicine for Pets and People"
NW Pet and Companion Fair
Portland, Oregon

April 13, 2014
"Learn to Dance in your Soul's RAYdiance"
Awakenings Bookstore
Battleground, Washington

For detailed information about the above events, visit Candia Sander's Events Calendar.

To book Candia for your upcoming event, visit her Luminary Voices Profile at Luminary Voices - Candia Sanders.

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The Simplicity of Creation

by Meg Blackburn Losey, Ph.D

The Simplicity of Creation

How would you feel if someone overheard your every private thought? Or witnessed every private action you made? What if all sense of privacy was suddenly not a possibility and each of us was exposed completely?

It is happening. It has always been happening, just not to this current degree. Creation is aware of and witnessing as well as reacting to everything that we think or do, express, consider, act, react, everything.

With the amount of light that is currently affecting us, it is as if we have stepped into an expansion chamber and everything is directly heard, felt and witnessed by Creation. As this happens, Creation immediately goes about rearranging around the infinite possibilities of how to answer us. It finds the greatest possibility and then brings that to our world.

When we are relaxed in our being, present in the now, and open to what is, and what comes, we are able to recognize Creation’s response to our expressions and act upon them. This takes a certain amount of self awareness. When we deny our very truths by not choosing to be aware we miss our own boat all day long.

Somehow though, in spite of us, we reap the benefits of every now. Sometimes we just don’t realize it but later, longer term, we can see the benefit of every now that we have occupied and how everything we thought, did, expressed, etc. affected everything that we did. On the other hand what we are often not aware of is how beautifully and perfectly this etheric choreography operated in spite of us.

Funny thing how we as human beings developed such egos as to believe we control everything in and around us. Certainly we direct our own show, but on the other hand, infinite forces conspire the outcome in conjunction with our intentions. If we did nothing, we would remain an inert aspect of Creation, barely noticed but still supported. It is our actions and reactions that carry us beyond our comprehensions and exactly to the destinations we have secretly craved. And yet somehow we are amazed and surprised at the outcomes as if they are magical, mysterious, even bizarre, yet in all our innocence we managed to participate in those outcomes.

Plain English? In all of the complexities that are us and are available to us, happening with and within us at any given time, the slightest message to Creation alters the outcomes time and again. It is our free will that allows this to happen, our ability to direct our own show by virtue of self awareness, letting go of resistance, and sending all of our creative messages into Creation from our deepest hearts. In spite of all that I have said above, it remains always that simple.

~ Excerpted from Dr Meg's Online Message, Dec 3rd 2013, Copyright Rev. Dr Meg Blackburn, Spirit Light Resources

Meg Blackburn Ph.D, is a Master Healer, speaker, teacher and author of many bestselling books, including The Children of Now and The Secret History of Consciousness. She is a dually Ordained Minister in both Spiritual Science and Metaphysics, a Ph.D of Holistic Life Coaching and holds a Doctoral Degree in Metaphysics.


Along with her upcoming events, Dr Meg is offering her "Touching the Light" Certification Classes.

Dr Meg's upcoming events include:

March 10-21, 2014
Awakening the Spirit Within
Peru, South America

May 9, 2014
Wesak Conference
Mt Shasta, California

June 18-23, 2014
Children of Light Conference
Salt Lake City, UT

July 20-28, 2014
Sacred Sites Visit
England, United Kingdom

For detailed information about the above events and Dr Meg Blackburn's upcoming book, The Children of Now EVOLUTION, visit her Event Calendar.

To book Dr Meg for your upcoming event, visit her Luminary Voices Profile at Luminary Voices - Meg Blackburn, Ph.D.

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Love is an Inside Job

by Rev. Christine Green

Love is an Inside Job

Nagging and badgering.  The inner critic never seems to take vacation or even a break! You can’t have what you want. You are not good enough for that. How on earth do you think you can pull that off?

We would never think of repeating those judgments to our friends and loved ones. Yet, we often beat ourselves up mentally and verbally until we feel exhausted and defeated.

Focus, intention and gratitude help us to internally shift from disruptive thoughts to self-affirming ones. When we observe our thoughts and behaviors, we can begin to manage them. Strip the inner critic of its power by speaking uplifting statements: I rejoice in who I am. I am lovable and capable. I accept and honor myself. Develop an attitude of gratitude and consciously give thanks for blessings each day.

As we peel away the layers of false beliefs and ideas about ourselves, we touch into our connection with unconditional love which is God.  In her book, A Return to Love, Marianne Williamson states it perfectly: “Love is changeless and therefore so are you. Nothing that you have ever done or will do can mar your perfection in the eyes of God.”

Love is an inside job. Begin by letting go of judgment and self-criticism. As we love ourselves, we are inspired to acknowledge and appreciate others. The more we give, the more we receive. The expansion is contagious!  

1096 428533d6f5c2bb4 aevumlinWith a background in business, education and spiritual studies, Christine has served in leadership roles in New Thought Ministries in California and Oregon. Christine is the author of several books on caregiving and women’s issues.

Christine's upcoming events:

March 1-22, 2014
Loving My Body: Healing From the Inside Out
Center for Inner Awareness
Salem, Oregon

March 19, 2014
New Thought Center for Spiritual Living
Wednesday Night Service
Lake Oswego, Oregon

March 30, 2014
How to Find Peace After the 5 O'Clock News
Sacred Spaces
Salem, Oregon

May 9-11
Renewing in the Spirit Retreat
Menucha, Corbett, Oregon

For detailed information about the above events, visit Christine Green's Event Calendar.

To book Christine for your upcoming event, visit her Luminary Voices Profile at Luminary Voices - Christine Green.

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Dealing with Resistance and Non-Believers

by JD Messinger

Dealing with Resistance and Non-Believers

It is important to realize that we are each on a journey, and that journey is to discover our own truth.

Not everyone is at the same place, and we all are challenged with faulty, limited and outdated programs (FLOPs) that are created by our mind and stored in our cells.  

11-Days-In-MayWhenever one of these are challenged, as described in [my book] 11 Days in May, we are first confused because we are facing information before our eyes and ears that is inconsistent with a belief.  If that belief is a big old FLOP, it cannot be removed by arguing. In fact, the more we try to argue a case, the more fear, resentment and anger one might face.  

Regardless of whether or not you are dealing with political, social or spiritual resistance, I believe these tips might help:

  1. Respect all paths. It is our diversity that makes us strong and every opinion is worth listening to.
  2. If you are confronted, ridiculed, challenged or chastised, keep it personal and politely respect their opinion but share your personal story and how it affected you in your life. If the person does not respect your right to share your experience, I suggest you stop right there and wish them a happy day.
  3. Ask questions and don't make statements, assumptions or judgments. When we ask open ended questions, the guard and defenses go down.
  4. Distinguish facts from supposition and speculation.  Before sharing facts, be sure that the other party cares.
  5. Share benefits to understanding. Most people are more receptive to having a discussion and sharing information if they can see a benefit to it.
  6. Share how they can become more informed or actions they can take that might empower them!
  7. Timing is everything. Bedtime, Monday morning, Friday or Saturday evening, or the Christmas party is probably not the right time to begin a deep discussion on the nature of life, living, or reality. And it is never a really good time to talk about politics, sex or religion unless the setting, timing and expectations are set and aligned.
  8. Tidbits are risky whereas emerson is really helpful. If you're talking something sensitive like an NDE, angels, souls, past lives, or volatile issues such as how fluoride and GMO are poisoning the air and water, or the Federal reserve is not a public entity, or how the left (or right) is destroying the country, it is best to not drop snippets but rather have information and facts ready to reference.
  9. Be prepared for the recovery. If all else fails, fall back to an apology and just stop, sense and feel into the situation and acknowledge that it just went wrong. It doesn't affect the relationship and cordially agree to disagree.
  10. If it's boiled down to an emotional slug fest, consider this: you have tapped a nerve. That nerve is based on a painful memory, experience, or belief that is what Dr. Phil would call a Tape, or what I refer to as a FLOP. The more violent the response, the greater the anger, resentment, or hatred--that means there is some great fear inside them. If at all possible, try to turn yourself into a compassionate, loving, forgiving and tender soul--in other words, send them love. Give them a hug. If you truly send this love and compassion from your heart (not your head) they will feel it. And, it is quite possible they will break down crying.

~ Excerpted from OMG Thank you! Dealing with Resistance and Non-Believers. Copyright 2005-14, The Messinger Group LLC.

JD-Messinger-1JD Messinger has figured out a secret that others struggle to define, let alone implement.  No matter what field or application, JD has proven time and time again through no less than four world first innovations and eight global transformations, that there is a simple formula to make magic happen. It is a combination of science, faith, leadership and understanding the underlying principles of our human and spiritual essence.

JD's upcoming events include:

Saturday, March 1, 2014
Converging Mind and Source
Infinity Foundation
Highland Park, Illinois

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
If You Believe It, You Can Do It
Little Napoli Italian Restaurant and Bar
Houston, Texas

Saturday, March 29, 2014
11 Powerful Techniques to Reclaim Your Power
Setauket Neighborhood House
East Setauket, New York

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Discover Your Soul Path and Reclaim Your Power
Bridgehampton, New York

For detailed information about the above events, visit JD's Event Calendar.

To book JD for your upcoming event, visit his Luminary Voices Profile at Luminary Voices - JD Messinger.


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Healthily Dealing with the Gift of Empathy

by Dave Markowitz

Healthily Dealing with the Gift of Empathy

You know when the Universe sends you a message repeatedly and from multiple sources?

Of course you do.

I had been told that I’m an Empath by many people over many years, but it wasn’t until I was fed a bite of a reality sandwich that I finally got it.

I was invited to a friend of a friend’s birthday party that consisted of going to seven bars in seven hours on a party bus. And, at the end of the night I was drunk. Not uncommon, right?  Well, except that I hadn’t drunk anything but water the entire evening!

Bear in mind, I hadn’t drunk alcohol in years, in fact, I pretty much avoided the bar scene for a long time. I wasn’t even sure of the specific why of it all, but now it’s all pretty clear. My intuitive and empathic skills made for a rather unpleasant experience most of the time. Oftentimes in group settings, I found myself getting drained.

Sound familiar?

Most of us were never taught how to healthily deal with the gift of empathy. We had to unconsciously devise systems to make given situations more bearable. What we often still don’t know is how those same patterns were blocking us from having what we wanted and experiencing life on a deep, connected level. In fact, those same patterns can make us sick.

I’ve dedicated this portion of my life to sharing with you exactly how to break that pattern and how to open to the gifts of Source, to transform illness into vitality, and mystery into clarity. 

~ Excerpted from It All Started...Copyright ©2005-2014 Dave Markowitz

Healing-With-Source-Dave-MarkowitzDave Markowitz specializes in working with the Self-Aware. He helps empathic people heal illness and protect themselves from negative energies. Dave has shared the lecture bill with Deepak Chopra, and his books, Healing with Source and Self-Care for the Self-Aware, are peer-acclaimed and rank in the top 20 of their category.  He writes for major magazines and is highy sought by sensitives all over the world for his compassion, knowledge, and ability to work with anyone at any level.

Self-Care-For-The-Self-Aware-Dave-MarkowitzDave's upcoming events include:

Friday, February 28, 2014
Self Care for the Self-Aware: The Lecture
Healing Waters and Sacred Spaces
Portland, Oregon

Friday & Saturday, March 7-8, 2014
Private Sessions
East West Book Store
Seattle, Washington

Friday, March 28, 2014
Self Care for the Self-Aware: The Experience
NYC Six Sensory Group
New York City

Saturday & Sunday, April 5-6, 2014
Body Mind Spirit Expo
Portland, Oregon

For detailed information about the above events, visit Dave's Event Calendar.

To book Dave Markowitz for your upcoming event, visit his Luminary Voices Profile at Luminary Voices - Dave Markowitz.

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All You Need is Love

by Sonja Grace

All You Need is Love

I worked with a woman who asked me what my spiritual advice was for dealing with difficult and disrespectful neighbors.  I suggested that she love them and that she allow her love to fill her auric field and protect her as well as forgive them.  She had a huge reaction and came headfirst into all of her resistance saying that these people do not deserve her love and that it was disrespectful her for me to suggest such a thing.  

I smiled and told her that love is the most powerful energy we can experience.  When we live in our upset and outrage with other people's behavior, we are a vibrational match for that energy.  When we hold that place of love deep within our soul no matter how cruel or disrespectful they are, we are in fact transcending the moment and we are protecting ourselves.  There is no amount of negative energy that can permeate a state of love.

I explained we can have healthy boundaries and recognize the dysfunction but protect ourselves in a way that keeps our energy high. I gave her a really big hug and told her how much I loved her and encourage her to feel the love deep within herself and allow that to be her protection.  

This is something we can all practice, for the reality of not seeing eye to eye with everyone remains a glaring point around the world. Tolerance is mandatory but certainly not embraced even in our own families.

By holding your energy in a state of love you become a vibrational match for that energy. If you are bullying others or the recipient of being bullied you are in a cycle created by emotional woundings. These cycles keep repeating throughout our lives with the same emotional song.

The hard part is getting past the pain and indignation that we feel when we have been belittled or wronged.  Allowing yourself to have your feelings, process them and release is the best way to keep things moving. When we stop this process we tend to store the upset in our bodies and create illness. We can feel upset or angry and process and release these feelings without emotionally hurting others.  

The inner child wants to step up front and get his or her needs met no matter what the cost. Drama and upset contribute to creating dysfunction across the board.  

Look into your own feelings and stay true to them. We can create authenticity through our honesty with ourselves. Love yourself as much as you love your family, friends and pets. Then practice loving everyone around the world that much and more. It is the state of love that nurtures us, protects us and expands our awareness. It is a win win all the way around this sacred Earth.

~ Sonja Grace


For over thirty years, author and Mystic Healer, Sonja Grace has been offering her clients, both in the United States and abroad, immediate stability, clarity, and guidance. Through her healing, counseling and spiritual processing, Sonja has a wide variety of talent to choose from in which she accesses her ability to channel and communicate with the divine. Her books, Angels in the 21st Century, and Earth Ways Healing Medicine for the Soul, provide a pathway to the four seasons through prayer and ceremony. Earth Ways is a companion to the film presentation Earth Ways Series

Sonja's upcoming events:

March 1, 2014
The Beginning: Experience the Divine!
Joshua Tree Retreat

May 9-11, 2014
Hawaiian Meditation Retreat
Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu 

October 9-12, 2014
Healing Meditation Retreat
Joshua Tree Retreat  

December 17-21, 2014
Healing Meditation Retreat 
Majorca, Spain 

For detailed information about the above retreats, visits Sonja's Event Calendar.

To book Sonja Grace for your upcoming event, see her profile at Luminary Voices - Sonja Grace.


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Don’t Wait! Take Your Leap Now!

by Ronna Prince

Don’t Wait! Take Your Leap Now!

LEAP! Do not wait for everything to be perfectly prepared or arranged before taking a big leap in a new direction in life or in starting a new project. When a creative vision emerges from your heart and soul, know that it is divinely inspired and as such, will also be divinely guided.

I have found that each time my heart was afire with passion for something new, it was truly aligned with a higher purpose. I call these heart confirmations. Because when my heart is in alignment with my soul, the confirmation is so powerful that I feel it on every level of my being. What’s the feeling? A big “yes”, that tingles from head to toe. When this happens, I leap and while leaping, curiously wonder, what will happen next? Because I know something magical is in the works.

Each time I follow these heart confirmations, a new plan or idea takes me in a direction that I could not have imagined. I was led to amazing synchronicities that connected me to the people, places and circumstances that were there just waiting for me to arrive! If I’d sat around analyzing in my head, rather than following my heart, I would have missed so many opportunities!

I’ve had plenty of practice at taking the leap because one of my major life lessons is learning to trust. Learning to trust is a common lesson, but can be especially challenging for people with backgrounds like me of childhood abuse. Now, with decades of experience behind me, I realized that I brought in this lesson of trusting so that I could learn to take the leap without fear. I risked doing things that most would never try if they stayed in their head and analyzed all the pros and cons.

For example, I left a successful career in finance and decided to offer my services as an intuitive counselor. If I’d listened to my head and those around me, I would have kept up my job search and most likely have found another job as a banker. Or I would have written a book about the journey to healing through the heart, instead of making a movie about it. And a movie is a much bigger project. One that involved so many, many people that came together to contribute their message of forgiveness, healing and practical steps to heart-based living in the film.

I’ve since learned about the amazing power of the human heart, both physiological as well as metaphysical in making my film. What we’ve intuited all along, that the heart is where the action is, is really true. I’ve taken many leaps in my life, but the most rewarding of all, was the free fall into my own heart, trusting that I am truly guided, safe and connected.

Don’t wait! Take your leap now! 

~ Ronna Prince

copyright, Beyond AZ Living Light,

Ronna's upcoming appearances:

February 28-March 3, 2014
"Sacred Journey of the Heart" Film Screening and Workshop
Unity of Des Moines
Des Moines, Idaho


March 28-29, 2014
"Sacred Journey of the Heart" Film Screening and Workshop
Center for Spiritual Living
Colorado Springs, Colorado

April 24-26, 2014
"Finding the Gift in Shift" Retreat
Sedona Creative Life Center
Sedona, Arizona

To book Ronna Prince for your upcoming event, see her profile at Luminary Voices - Ronna Prince.


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Breaking through Resistance

by Richard Shulman

Breaking through Resistance

So many times, after one of my concerts, someone comes up and says, “I wish I could play music like that!” The story usually goes like this: “I took piano lessons when I was a kid, but I didn’t think I was very good, so I quit” or, “I can read music from a book, but I’m afraid to improvise.”

At this point I wish I had an easy way to say what needs to be said like, “Follow your Joy” or “Let your love for music lead you and teach you.” These statements are true for those who ‘can hear’, but the fact of the matter is that resistance often comes up in us whenever we move towards fulfilling our dreams.

We can see it in ourselves in the form of thoughts like “I can’t”, “I’m not good enough,” “I can’t afford it (don’t have time),” “people will be jealous (won’t like me etc.)” or any of the thousands of reasons we grab onto when we start to get uncomfortable.

The trick is, just on the other side of uncomfortable is a new level of ability. Let me tell you a story.

As a kid, I had some musical talent and a teacher who really loved music. I managed to hack my way through the usual classical literature for kids, loving the music but not really ‘doing it justice’. By the time I was a sophomore in college the love for music was getting stronger. I took an audition for admission to the Eastman School Of Music. Mr. Easley, the admissions officer told me I wasn’t serious enough and I should try another school. He told me that even a good student would take more than a year to be admitted at my level. He would, however, allow me to study piano in the secondary school department.

How grateful I am now for his honesty! I got so angry at Mr. Easley that I decided to go for it anyway.

So I took the lessons, determined to succeed. Every day I went to the practice rooms, closed the door and faced an out of tune piano and my resistance. It wasn’t so bad, the music was lovely but I just couldn’t play it!

Each time I would sit down and play through the music as best I could, enjoying myself until I got to a hard spot. As soon as I started to really work on getting that spot right, I would suddenly feel anxious and just have to run out of the room to get a drink of water. Gradually I learned to come right back and work on the trouble spot.

After a while when I jumped up to run away I was able to stop at the door. It became funny when I was able to just run around the piano bench. Soon after that I could simply jump up and sit down. Finally, as I learned to stay with it, I began to be able to feel the resistance and still work on the music at the same time.

Resistance is the border patrol of who we think we are. As we meet resistance we see the limitations we have accepted about ourselves. Resistance can be harnessed. Once we learn to recognize it, we can remain open to the feeling, and move through it to a wider perspective.

This sounds simple and doesn’t always feel easy. To break through resistance we have to love our goal more than what we would cling onto.

So I say to you, my fellow dreamers, ‘Love your dreams, follow your Joy, stay with that which will make you grow’. For love is more powerful than resistance. (If we choose it.) 

~ Richard Shulman

Excerpted from Breaking through Resistance, copyright 2013, RichHeart Music

Upcoming Appearances:

Every Sunday, 11:00 am
Center for Spiritual Living
Asheville, North Carolina

Saturday, March 1 and 15, 2014
Sonny Thornton Trio at the Coal Fire Bistro
Greenville, South Carolina

Saturday & Sunday, March 22-23, 2014
"Open Your Heart & Mind to the Gift You Are" Seminar
Circle of Miracles Church
New Britain, Pennsylvania

Monday, March 24, 2014
"The Bliss of Being" Concert
Circle of Miracles Church
New Britain Pennsylvania

To book Richard Shulman for your upcoming event, see his profile at Luminary Voices - Richard Shulman.

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Can you Feel my Love for Ya!

Amy Steinberg

Can you Feel my Love for Ya!

What an amazing beginning to the New Year!

I had a BLAST at the Posi Awards with INCREDIBLE musicians from all over the country.  It really inspired me to do a WHOLE LOT more traveling this coming year! So PLEASE if you'd like me to come to YOUR city, bring me! Host a house concert, or help me find a GREAT venue! We will MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Travels planned for this year ALREADY: Atlanta, Memphis, Raleigh, BACK TO FLORIDA! And lots more. OH! And I have a budding home studio, so I am learning how to record myself, which is a BLAST! May you find something that FIRES YOU UP and SPARKS YOUR PASSION this year!

Fired up, 


~ Excerpted from:

Amy's fire is raging this weekend!  Watch out, Georgia!

Friday, February 14, 2014
A Valentine's Day Show!
Savannah, Georgia

Saturday, February 15, 2014
A Chocolate and Wine Party!
Decatur, Georgia

Sunday, February 16, 2014
Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

To book Amy for your upcoming event, see her profile at

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The Ascension Oracle: You ARE Powerful - BE Powerful!

Natalia M. Schotte, PhD

The Ascension Oracle: You ARE Powerful - BE Powerful!


Interpersonal conflicts are opportunities to cultivate the Power of your Soul. Conflictual situations are calls to discover your Truth and to speak and act in accordance with it. As you do you become authentically empowered, your relationships come into alignment with your Soul and you experience greater Peace. When you do not step into your Power, you experience increased passivity and/or repetitive cycles of unresolved conflict.

At this time, you are being guided to resolve one or more significant relationship conflicts in a way that brings you and the relationship/s into greater alignment with your Soul. Begin by discovering and healing your part in the conflict. What misperceptions are creating separation between you and the other party/parties in the conflict? What feelings does the conflict stir within you? Acknowledge these feelings. Know the source of conflictual feelings is never in the present; it is always in the past - in this lifetime or others. If your feelings are conflictual, discover the Point of Origin Experience from which they originate. Then you can heal and resolve them at their source. Also, explore the spiritual purpose of the conflict, which may be revealed as you acknowledge your feelings. Understanding the spiritual purpose served by a conflict greatly assists resolving the conflict from a higher perspective. The sign you have done the requisite ‘inner work’ to resolve the conflict is your emerging neutrality. As the ‘charge’ of the emotional trigger dissipates, you become ready to take the action required for Soul-Based Conflict Resolution.

When you are engaged in ongoing conflict your ego/personality is in control. The ego/personality is externally focused and relationship conflict supports the continuation of externalization, impeding the inner focus that leads to the Soul. Co-dependent relationships serve the purpose of keeping you so externally occupied you have insufficient space and time for yourself. That way you do not have to heal your inner issues rooted in those old painful feelings from your childhood and past lives. When you tire of drama and choose to create Peace in your life, the real work of Spiritual Growth has room to begin. External focus never resolves anything. Every time you are upset in an interaction with another, go within, discover what is actually going on for YOU and heal it. Your outer life will reflect your inner changes.

Many people fear conflict. They are secretly angry and/or disgruntled and refuse to express it. They are passive and compliant, often triangulating others rather than dealing directly with the person with whom they are in conflict. They sacrifice themselves rather than developing their Selves. Conflict avoidance reflects an underlying sense of powerlessness. This same sense of powerlessness underlies most interpersonal battles as well. Projecting anger does not make you Powerful. Anger is a sign something is amiss. It is a call for healing. Once you have done the required healing, as indicated by your anger, then clarity and neutrality emerge. No longer angry, you simply speak your truth; say ‘yes’ and ‘no’ when you mean it; draw clear boundaries; and extricate yourself from situations in which you are not honored, loved and/or respected. It is never spiritually correct to stay in an abusive relationship and as you grow spiritually you disengage from all non-loving relationships. Resolving any conflict in which you are engaged may lead to the ending of a relationship. This might be difficult for you to contemplate, let alone enact. Yet, your Soul is calling you to higher ground. A more peaceful life awaits you.

You are being guided to develop your ‘spiritual warrior’. There is a misconception among many spiritual aspirants that ‘spiritual people’ are always agreeable. Superficial niceties and false peace are not the way of the Soul. The Soul is not concerned with the comfort of anyone’s ego/personality. It is not concerned with who accepts or likes you. The Soul is not co-dependent. The Soul is a Powerful force. It is the Voice for God/Source. It is clear and strong, uncompromising in the Truth, courageous in action and motivated by Love.

You are here to be fully Soul-Infused. The time to overcome your fear and the powerlessness it generates is NOW. When you perceive yourself as fearful and weak, you are experiencing a false sense of self, rooted in your ego/personality. It is time to experience your Self as you really are - brave and strong! You do this with every Act of Power. Every time you speak and act in accordance with your Soul, the Power of your Soul expression grows in its intensity.

You ARE Powerful - BE Powerful! "

Natalia M. Schotte, PhD

-Excerpted from The Ascension Oracle: Guidance for Accelerated Spiritual Growth, Copyright 2014, La Vie De La Rose

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Standing at the Crossroads of Power - Teachings of the Sacred Wheel

by Lynn Andrews

Standing at the Crossroads of Power - Teachings of the Sacred Wheel

"2014 is all about taking your own power in the world, knowing what the power you are claiming is and why you are claiming it, and using it wisely. It is a chaotic time for all of us and at the same time, it is filled with exciting possibilities, profound changes and a sense of urgency to all that we are doing!

I have been so privileged to be working closely with my Mentors in the Mystery School all this past week as we prepare to meet this pivotal New Year with gusto! My writers from Writing Spirit, the School will be joining me shortly as we work and do ceremony together to bring light and energy to the coming year, circling our wonderful Earth with energy and the spirit of hope and renewal.

And if you are anywhere near Los Angeles the 2nd weekend of February, I would be so thrilled to meet you and share these things personally at the 2014 LA Conscious Life Expo, where I am giving a Workshop and will be at my booth when I am not in session.

2014 is a time for building community and opening ourselves to life together in dynamic ways. Come by and share stories and wisdom with me, and receive a free gift!

There are powerful, profound astrological changes going on right now, and I am feeling them intensely. How are you experiencing them? Join me on Facebook and let's talk about it. Time is moving so fast, and we are all faced with making major choices in our lives. Living life to its fullest is about opening ourselves to something new every day. It is about making community with the sacredness of all that is.

Now is the time for each of us to create a new vision for living, a new and more fulfilling relationship with self than we ever dreamed possible. This is the great promise and potential of 2014, new beginnings as we discover a more balanced way of life for ourselves and our world and heal our relationship with sacred abundance.

I invite you to join with me and a beautiful community of kindred spirits from all across the world this year on a journey into the healing powers of ancient, enduring wisdom and new discovery as, together, we stand 'at the edge of two worlds,' the crossroads of power where important decisions must be made and acted upon wisely. Let's create this new world together as we heal our Great Mother Earth! "

Lynn is appearing live at the Los Angeles Conscious Life Expo this weekend, Feb 8th, 2014, to conduct her Workshop "Standing at the Crossroads of Power - Teachings of the Sacred Wheel".

To read more about Lynn, or for information about how to book her for your next event, please view the Lynn Andrews Luminary Voices profile page.

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Shift is Happening!

by Jean Adrienne

Shift is Happening!

We've said it before and everyone is feeling it in one way or another:  There is a great shift transpiring! 

Luminary Voice, Jean Adrienne - author, intuitive, radio show host and developer of the InnerSpeak™ Breakthrough Coaching and Therapy Process - says the key to navigating this great shift is to "remember your roots and your truth":

"There is a lot going on these days. Those who are empathic are feeling it in their emotional bodies, everyone else is experiencing a lot of change – chaos even.  Many of us are just scratching our heads and wondering, ‘what did I think that is creating all this?’

Contrary to what my usual answer would be—that your thoughts always create your reality—this time I have to say that maybe you aren’t completely responsible! Remember, you aren’t the ONLY god!

My take on the energy right now is that we are in the midst of the Cosmic Shift of the Ages, and everything is up in the air! We are approaching the long-foretold Zero point, the apex of the curve, and when we reach that it’s almost like a roller coaster climbing to the top of the BIIIIG hill. When we go over that point, we will be flying. Right now, we are just about to top it, and everything feels a bit weird. We KNOW something huge is about to let loose, and we are excited, but we just can’t quite see what it is, and if you are like me, you are feeling REALLY ungrounded, wobbly and unsure.

The key to moving into the amazing feel of the next step is remembering your roots and your truth. What is that you ask? Remembering your connection to God as your source for everything. Letting go of trying to find any source other than God—especially trying to make things happen all by yourself.

Once you get clear on this simple concept, you are immediately grounded, back in the flow of abundance and everything falls neatly into place once more. All you have to do is throw your arms up in the air, squeal for joy and enjoy the ride!"

Complementing the launch of her new book, "Power Tools: The Ultimate Owner's Manual For Personal Empowerment", Jean will be facilitating her "Power Tools for Personal Empowerment" retreat Feb 7-8, 2014, at the Grail Springs Resort in Ontario, Canada.

To read more and for information on how to book Jean Adrienne for your next event, view her Luminary Voices profile.

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Laura Berman, New Thought Singer/Songwriter

"The world needs to hear all sides to our stories."

Laura Berman, New Thought Singer/Songwriter

Before her decided move to the New Thought music arena, Laura Berman was a NYC singer/songwriter who received critical acclaim for her debut CD, "Love Will".  She also performed as a backup vocalist with Grammy Award winning performer, Enya, on the David Letterman Show, and has opened for top-selling authors, including Neale Donald Walsch and Marianne Williamson. 

Laura performs continuously at Spiritual Centers across the country, including the Agape International Spiritual Center.

Those of us at Luminary Voices who have had the extraordinary privilege of a live experience with Ms Berman’s words and music can tell you she is the real deal – an authentically talented New Thought musical artist who puts her entire heart and soul into her performance, and inspires us to go deeper. 

"There are some things that can only be possible through divine intervention. And if you have any doubts about the existence of a Higher Power, Laura Berman’s voice will shake you. Her voice isn’t just that of an angel. There’s a whole heavenly gospel choir channeling itself through that tiny frame. It’s a wonder the force of it doesn’t lift her off the ground..." - Jennifer Layton





































































































































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Legendary Energy Medicine Healer, Donna Eden

Appearing February 18th in Lake Oswego, Oregon

Legendary Energy Medicine Healer, Donna Eden

Donna Eden is among the world’s most sought-after, joyous, and authoritative spokespersons for energy medicine. Her abilities as a healer are legendary, and she has taught some eighty thousand people worldwide, laypeople and professionals, how to understand the body as an energy system.

Her invigorating presentations are rich with audience participation and stunning demonstrations of simple methods for shifting the body’s energies for health and vitality.

Carolyn Myss on Donna EdenDonna’s best-selling book, Energy Medicine, has been translated into 18 languages, and is a foundational classic in its field. 

Below is an excerpt from an interview with Donna, by Jane Messing of InnerResources magazine.  In the interview, Donna shares about her mother’s recovery from tuberculosis: 

“My mother was very psychic and she always saw subtle energies. She grew up not knowing that this was unusual, as she didn't have parents to tell her any differently. 

Mama loved being a mama. And she raised us with questions like, "What color do you see around that person?" Or she would exclaim, "Oh, how beautiful his aura is!" She kept our sensitivities alive. She would get psychic hits and always, always act on them — they were her strongest source for direction. So I came in very naturally to the world of energy and psychic knowing. 

Donna Eden 4 yrs oldWhen I was just turning 4, my mother got tuberculosis and was put in a terminal ward, given no hope of recovery because at that time there was no effective treatment for TB. She was going to die. That was the reality we were told we would have to adjust to! We lived in Hollydale, a suburb of L.A., and my mother was in a sanatorium in Long Beach. We weren't ever allowed to go in because TB was so highly contagious. There was a window outside and, once a week, Daddy would lift us up so we could look through the window. We'd look down at Mama on her bed. She was in a terminal ward. It had eight beds. Can you imagine what it would be like to be in a terminal ward with eight beds! I remember looking in one time and realizing that the person in the bed next to her was dead. 


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