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08
December
2014

Luminaries Featured in New Magazine

Luminaries Featured in New Magazine

New Consciousness Review has superceded Luminary Voices magazine with an exciting multimedia review magazine serving the entire conscious community. It features book, film and product reviews, audio interviews, meaty articles and interactive ads. It includes a supplement of Luminary Voices, the transformational speakers and performers uplifting audiences around the world.

Read it here.

 

 

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10
September
2014

8 Steps from Revelation to Manifestation!

By Kara Johnstad

8 Steps from Revelation to Manifestation!

There are 8 steps I use to manifest all my albums, concerts and big projects, and today, i share them with you. Enjoy!

1. Revelation
2. Intention
3. Elimination
4. Attention
5. Integration
6. Precision
7. Action
8. Manifestation

Step 1: REVELATION

Ah, you have a brilliant idea for a new song or a new business.

Your passion awakens.

 Step 2: INTENTION

You say to the world: "...this is not a passing fancy. My revelation is important. It has a purpose. I intend to take this one step further!"  

Intention focuses our thought from one in a zillion to ONE that we want to follow through on. It gives the idea power. We hone in and focus on owning our inner voice.

 Plant the seed!

 How this seed grows depends on how we create the next steps.

Step 3: ELIMINATION

We can learn a lot from Mother Nature. She plants her seeds in darkness. And yet most of us think: "PLANT your dream and you can see it grow."  

Focused mainly on Intention, Attention and Action, yet we ask ourselves time and time again:

- Why am I in constant overwhelm?

- Why are my actions not having the intended impact?    

- At this point many people stop.  


Our intentions are clear.  YET, we forget one of the MOST IMPORTANT STEPS ...ELIMINATION.

STEP 3 is a critical success factor! Mother Nature teaches us: the seed pushes itself through the darkness and dirt. Soiled, it is constantly moving and clearing a path as it heads towards the light and shakes off old dust.  

To clear out our junk and de-clutter our lives is an often forgotten part of the process. Things that we give attention to, grow. This is why it is SO IMPORTANT to do step three first. It keeps us out of overwhelm.

- WEED the Garden before you water it.

- Cut out things and people that drain you!

- Start small and with time learn to LET GO BIG.

Step 4: ATTENTION

Create a daily practice of honoring your intentions by consciously giving them attention.

- Create habits,  

- create your destiny!

I start my day with a ritual of candlelight and gratitude. It puts me in the right mindset and focuses my attention on the things I love and want to create in my life. Our attention is one of the most powerful tools we have. Think of it like caring daily for your garden. Find the ritual that works for you.

Step 5: INTEGRATION

Learn to pull from different areas of life and allow wisdom to guide you. We are working always with our Body - Mind - Spirit systems. Be willing to integrate and if needed change your mindsets to include new paradigms of thinking to create a bigger picture.

Allow yourself time to chillax.

The powerful changes that are occurring in your life need time to integrate.

Step 6: DECISION

Making a clear decision is hard for most people.

Yet, decision making is key to being successful.

Every day we are asked to make decisions as to what direction we want to go, and which direction our project is to take. BE COURAGEOUS. You only waver if both options are equally good. There are many approaches:

In modern western civilizations the credo is that big decisions should not be left to chance or intuition. Decisions should be thoroughly thought out and evaluated to ensure the best action is taken. When you make the effort to write down all the pros and cons, you are actually forcing your brain to realize all the positive and negative aspects of the decision.

As far as I am concerned, I have come to appreciate the "stomach art" - as the Japanese call it. This means:  "trust your gut instincts" while making a decision.

Following your inner voice and intuition isn't some "airy-fairy" concept that has no place in your life and your business. It's the exact opposite! Well, that is, if you're interested in making a difference in this world and running a successful business, as a heart based entrepreneur.

If you still feel totally paralyzed to make the decision, simply relax and flip a coin.
Heads or Tails frees up your energy and brings a smile to your face. Remember this: 

- Life is a mystery and we do not know which path is best.

- Make the decision and move on.

- You are always free to make a new decision!

Step 7: ACTION

This is clear. You have to move! I tend to be very impatient with artists who talk about the books they always wanted to write or the leading roles they always wanted to play.

TAKE ACTION.
Walk your Talk!

Allow yourself to climb onto stage and sing one song, knowing that next time it will be a whole concert. Write a chapter a month and at the end of 12 months you will have your book. YOU MUST TAKE ACTION for your dreams to become MANIFEST!

Step 8: MANIFESTATION!

YOU DID IT! You birthed one of your many revelations. There is one line of the Lord's Prayer I adore: "On earth as it is in heaven." My greatest belief is that we are given a physical body to learn how to manifest. We are given talents and gifts so that we can give back to the world.

In living our highest potential the world becomes filled with beauty and truth.

Our lives are enriched and we revel in it.

If you have an insight that you would like to birth into the world this year, simply follow these GREAT EIGHT STEPS and make your dreams manifest.

Stay Gold,  

Kara

VOICE VISIONARY,  SINGER- SONGWRITER AND COACH, KARA JOHNSTAD, IS PASSIONATE ABOUT TRANSFORMING THE WORLD THROUGH THE POWER OF THE HUMAN VOICE: Founder of Voice Your Essence™ and Voice Your Biz™ training programs, she empowers audiences around the world via concerts, lectures and 1-on-1 coaching. Kara is passionate about helping luminaries, healers, songwriters and independent artists create a powerful authentic voice that connects to their inner stories and bring their truth telling and loving spirit out into this world.
 
She is an advocate for change in ways that heighten the human spirit. Her most downloaded songs include Love Never Fails, Message of Hope, Open Up and Receive, Heal Me Hold Me and Thank You.

Kara's mission is to help our world understand the role our voice plays in fine tuning our body-mind-spirit system.  For your free guided voice meditation go to www.karajohnstad.com

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31
March
2014

Time Stands Still! Ancient Secret to Anti-Aging

by Lissa Coffey

Time Stands Still! Ancient Secret to Anti-Aging

 

No, this isn’t some spam ad for a crazy new facial serum or expensive injectable. I think we’ve learned by now that nothing you put on your face or in your face is going to make you stop aging. And really, some of what we’ve seen on the faces of certain celebrities make us want to run from these “miracle” treatments as they only make us look distorted and fake.

People age.  That’s just the truth of the matter. Everything ages, really – it just takes a different amount of time depending on what it is. That cheese in the fridge gets a bit funky after a few weeks.  But Mount Rushmore is still looking pretty good after all this time.  Even rocks don’t last forever, they just seem like they do because they’re around so much longer than we are.

Time goes on. Hours turn into days and days turn into weeks and weeks turn into years. We can’t stop the calendar, and we can’t stop the clock.  Or can we?

Remember when we were younger and everything seemed to take so looooong? Well, not everything. Maybe the school day lasted forever, but after school time with our friends went by super fast. We looked forward to birthdays and counted the days until we finally got to celebrate being another year older. And now, even though we see some friends rarely, when we do get together it’s like no time has passed at all, we pick up right where we left off.

Time is relative.  It’s a man-made concept measured by the sun. We can’t stop the calendar, and we can’t stop the clock.  Or can we? As we’ve learned, although the measurement of time is consistent for everyone, the experience of time is completely unique to each person, in each circumstance.

Every once in a while we have these amazing experiences where time stands still.  It might be a beautiful sunset that takes our breath away. It might be watching a baby sleep, and storing that precious moment away as a memory. It might be getting lost in doing some work you enjoy – so much so that hours go by and it feels like mere minutes. And it might be lying in the arms of your beloved, matching your breaths, treasuring the feelings of comfort and connection.

When time stands still for us we are at peace. All is right with the world. We are engaged, relaxed, and happy. All of our cells and hormones are functioning and taking care of us without any effort on our part. We are unaware of the passage of time, totally living in the moment of “now.”

By now we are well aware of the mind-body connection. So, it stands to reason that when we mentally stop the clock through these glimpses of timelessness, that our body “clock” stops as well. This may be an unscientific concept, but I think that it’s true. And understanding this, we could consciously seek out these experiences of timeless awareness to keep ourselves looking and feeling young – to turn back the clock, so to speak. We can’t always predict when or how we are going to fall into these moments – but we can plan out our day so that have them on a regular basis. How? With meditation.

By setting aside just 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening to sit in silence you can take years off of the way you look and feel. In meditation, we let go of burdens and responsibilities and just sit. We allow thoughts to drift by and peace to take over. When practiced on a regular basis, meditation can help us to feel more centered, calm, healthy, and young.  And when we feel that way, how can we not help but look that way as well?

Meditation can be built into our days in other ways as well. When taking a walk, pay attention to your footsteps. Imagine the earth rising towards your foot, loving every step you take. Feel the energy of the earth warming your body, filtering itself through the soles of your feet. As you breathe in the fresh air, picture this life-giving force distributing itself to every organ in your body, allowing it to renew and refresh your being.

When cooking a meal, pay attention to the colors and the textures of the vegetables. Breathe in the fragrances of the oils and spices. Listen closely to the sizzles that the food makes when it hits the pan. Imagine the service that went into the harvesting of the grains that now go to nourish your body. Focus on adding love into the dish with every stir of the spoon. And when eating, savor every bite, knowing that every morsel is serving you, benefiting you, feeding you body, mind, and spirit.

Artists know what this feels like, to lose themselves in their work. If you knit, or have a pet to play with, you know the feeling as well. Engaging the senses, feeling the connection all that is, and being present as activity occurs and you observe it as much as participate in it.

Meditation can lift you up if you let it. It lightens your burdens, and in a way it gives you a face-lift, too! You’ll be smiling more, stressing less, and walking with a little more pep in your step. You feel better, and because of this, you look better, too. The peace of mind literally shows on your face.

You could pay hundreds of dollars for the latest and greatest face creams. You could pay thousands of dollars for fillers or surgery. You could even pay to have your pictures photo-shopped every time you post to Facebook! Or you could try the no-cost way to look and feel younger. Meditation is an ancient secret that is a secret no more. It’s available to all of us, for free, as it has been forever. Partake of the nectar, and let your inner beauty, the eternal youth of your soul, shine through.

Excerpted from Lissa's 3/24/2014 Blog at http://www.coffeytalk.com/blog.php

Learn more about Lissa on her Luminary Voices profile:

http://luminaryvoices.com/lissa-coffey

 

 

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18
March
2014

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
sherrygaba.com/brokenheart

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)
wakeuprecovery.com

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

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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12
March
2014

Incredible: The Happiest Place on Earth Gets Happier

by Holly Duckworth

Incredible: The Happiest Place on Earth Gets Happier

What do you get when you bring together:  The Happiest Place On Earth, 300 soul-filled Centers for Spiritual Living practitioners and leaders, then throw in Austin Vickers, producer of the film People vs. State of Illusion, Jean Houston, and sprinkle it with a little pixie dust?

Answer – One big, huge, giant, Week of Wonder (WOW)!

As light communicators in our world, you know the power of peace, joy, love and connection.  You may have experienced what happens when you bring a community of like-minded people together.  From the business meeting to the PTA, or simply your family around the dinner table, you choose to build a conscious love filled experience.  

Multiply that by 100 and you might feel what I felt as I experienced my first Centers for Spiritual Living (CSL) convention.  Convention is a time for those who to serve the movement to be rejuvenated, to share ideas and be educated on what peers in other centers are becoming.

Luminary Voices and those who follow them are dedicated to living lives of continual education and finding ways to share that education with others.  This convention inspired many types of education from hallway chats, to workshops, formal keynotes each night and a growing presence on social media.  Follow the tweet stream at #cslwow.  See our Storify of the week at http://sfy.co/rPfE.

CSL WOW was about connection, global connections.  It was a rainbow of light to look around the room and see fellow spiritual beings from Mexico, Trinidad, Canada, and around the US. Attending conventions can remind you, you are a part of something bigger.  It inspires your spiritual prayer work, your reading, the products and services you purchase and even your travel.  CSL convention was host to a bookstore, vendors, and even a choir courtyard.

Holly-Duckworth-CSL-Convention-2Rev. Dr. John Waterhouse, CSL President, reminded us of the vision of Centers for Spiritual Living, “Build a world that works for everyone”, as he asked some of the movement's most educated, connected and inspired leadership how we would know if we attained our vision.  He challenged us to “go as deep as you can with your individual practice and build a world that works for you.  Only from that place can we build a world that works for all.”

Each participant walked away with the wisdom of Austin Vickers, the stories and passion of Jean Houston and Faith, Trust, and a little pixie dust.

Gratitude

Each and every session of our 2014 CSL convention convened as our services do - steeped in affirmative prayer.  

Nine months ago I took a risk and submitted my session "Volunteer Victories: How To Attract Volunteers Into Your CSL Community".  A few months later I was overcome with joy when I learned I had been selected to participate in the conference. As the only non-practitioner, non-clergy on the program, it was truly a gift.

If you are interested in the slides and handouts I am happy to share them at www.leadershipsolutionsintl.com/cslwow.

In all things we receive and give with gratitude.  This week for me can be summed up with this word phrase:

G - Give of yourself
R – Respond with love
A – Authenticity in you will always shine
T – Trust yourself and your community to provide
I – Inspire others to their greatness and you will find yours
T – Thankful for every opportunity
U – United as joy, peace, and love will prevail
D – Declare your truth with grace and compassion
E – Evolution of our Planet depends on us

I am a changed practitioner of science of mind as a result of a week of prayer, visioning, singing, listening and participating in this community. I know a deeper peace, a greater joy and believe even more all things are possible.

Mark your calendar now for the Centers For Spiritual Living, 2015 Spiritual Living Convention, Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, February 16–20, 2015! 


Holly Duckworth, CAE, CMP, is CEO of Leadership Solutions International, speaker, facilitator, author and blogger.  Holly invites leaders to their highest and best through visioning and co-creation. She uses volunteerism, technology and spirituality as powerful platforms for change.  Holly is where leadership, technology and authentic spirituality converge.  

To bring Holly to your organization visit her Luminary Voices Profile at Luminary Voices - Holly Duckworth.

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10
March
2014

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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07
March
2014

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.

Touching-The-Light-Meg-Blackburn

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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27
February
2014

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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28
February
2014

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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26
February
2014

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 Amazon.com 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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24
February
2014

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  www.sonjagrace.com

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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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19
February
2014

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, www.modernmastery.com

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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17
February
2014

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 www.richheartmusic.com

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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12
February
2014

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, 

Amy

~ Excerpted from: http://www.amysteinberg.net.

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 http://luminaryvoices.com/amy-steinberg

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05
February
2014

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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