By Stephen Dinan, founder and President of The Shift Network

Covid-19 is the most dramatic “black swan” event to hit humanity in decades, leading to unprecedented economic shocks and real suffering. Like any crisis, it can lead to a breakdown on the other side… or a breakthrough.

The first phase of navigating this crisis has necessarily focused on preventing more damage through social isolation and protecting frontline workers. But now, as we begin the slow and tentative process of releasing the social distancing, hopefully not too fast, I think our attention should be on how we can turn this time into a breakthrough — a positive Shift for humanity rather than simply a tragedy for us to get beyond.

Can we use this as a time to accelerate our turn to sustainable energy? Locally-grown food and resilient communities? Can we use this opportunity to reform our justice system? Can we revitalize our democracy and reform our health care?

Whenever we engage in a spiritual retreat, we remove ourselves from our old habits — and a new interior landscape opens up. On a vision quest, we remove social engagement, and often even food and water in order to access a better, deeper, and wiser vision for our lives.

So what is the vision of the world that we want to create and how can this crisis propel us towards it? That is where my focus is now turning, and we’ve invited articles and showcased visionaries in this issue who are lighting the way forward.

Yes, we need to respect that not everyone’s circumstances allow bold thinking right now. A lot of us are struggling to survive on a basic level. 

But can this propel us forward? Can this propel us to launch new, innovative businesses that help to heal the world? Can it propel shifts towards more remote work, more natural living, and more vibrant lifestyles?

I believe the answer is yes. And if there’s a critical mass of us dedicated to shifting our world forward out of this crisis, we may well look at this time as a moment not of dying collectively but of birthing a new possibility for the world. 

We will be showcasing more and more people who are architecting this future in the months ahead, and we look forward to hearing more about your own positive stories of turning a crisis into an opportunity for evolution. Please send inspiring stories to editor@theshiftnetwork.com and enjoy the articles in this issue, which range from greening the economy to psychological renewal.

I want to draw particular attention to our Board member Stacey Lawson’s reflections below that offer a good overview of positive opportunities. We also have articles on shifting to an interconnected culture, how “normal” was killing us, and a wonderful piece from Mikhail Gorbachev.

I also encourage you to watch the recording of my State of the Shift address, which I do every May 1 as a way to chronicle the progress we’re making collectively towards creating the more beautiful future we know is possible.

 

 


EDITOR’S NOTE: “The Master Key” by Robert Peng, a featured speaker in The Shift Network’s 2019 Qigong Global Summit, is one of the most profoundly important books I’ve ever read. I can say that it’s life-changing with complete confidence, because it changed my life before I even finished reading it. I was so impressed with this book that we are serializing the section called “One Hundred Days of Darkness and Light” in future issues of Catalyst. You can read the thirteenth installment (as well as the previous ones) here.
— Phil Bolsta

 


The uplifting story in this issue’s “The Nicest Thing” section comes from Bevin Niemann, the founder of 1 Million Empaths, whose new 8-week live video training, Mastering Your Energetic Field as an Empath or Highly Sensitive Person, begins Wednesday, May 6.


Finally, we’d love to hear your answer to the question, What is your vision for the post-pandemic world to come? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.

 

In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature’s way of forcing change — breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place.
— Susan L. Taylor

 

The Master Key
By Robert Peng, a featured speaker in The Shift Network’s 2019 Qigong Global Summit

It's 1972 in the industrial city of Xiangtan, China. A frail child with a heart condition sneaks into a hotel boiler room and befriends the elderly yet vibrant attendant, who eventually reveals his true identity as a revered Qigong master. He heals the boy and, for the next 13 years, secretly teaches him the keys to unlocking the spiritual and healing dimensions of the Life Force.

It sounds like a modern-day fable, but the story is true. And with The Master Key, that grateful student, Robert Peng, invites all of us to enter the next chapter of this empowering path. Here, Master Peng brings together the unique insights of his teacher with the moving account of his own journey.

Click here to read the thirteenth installment (as well as all the previous installments) of this profoundly moving book.

 

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The Director of Social Media Marketing’s primary responsibility is to develop and execute social media strategies and tactics to align with the company’s overall marketing strategy in attracting, engaging, acquiring, and converting viewers into customers, and customers into viral brand advocates. 

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If you are inspired and passionate about joining our team, please click here for more information about these positions. The Shift Network is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer.

 

In this special video series, prominent authors, speakers, thought leaders, and others answer the question, “What is the nicest thing a non-family member has ever done for you?
 

Bevin Niemann's Story
Shift Network faculty and founder of 1 Million Empaths

EXCERPT: And this is what I think they would call one of those crucial conversations. I was really startled by it, kind of taken aback a little bit. And then I realized this was really coming from a place of love and caring. And she said, "I want you to do this so much that I'm going to allow you to flex your hours and flex your days off and so forth so that you can arrange your schedule." And that is exactly what she did. She wrote me a letter of recommendation to be able to get back in. And actually, because I had failed my last semester, I had to stand in front of a group of faculty and talk about what happened and why I knew that I could be a different kind of student, which is a very humbling experience...

To watch the video and read the transcript of Bevin’s 8-minute story about a life-changing proposal, click here.

 

If you missed any “Nicest Thing” stories, you can catch up on all of them here.

 

“Botanical Antivirals” Facebook Live Q&A with David Crow

Would you like to explore ancient, powerful, tried-and-true antiviral herbs — from your own garden to the local grocery store and beyond — to safely and effectively address viral conditions and create your healthiest life? World-renowned plant medicine pioneer and leading grassroots healthcare expert David Crow will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, May 6, at Noon Pacific to share how you can take your self-care to a whole new level. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

 

“Enter Into Your Heart Space Through Devotional Chanting” Facebook Live Q&A with Krishna Das

Would you like to move more deeply into your true nature and embrace the Love within you to become more resilient and compassionate — during this crisis and in the years ahead? Worldwide icon and bestselling Western chant master Krishna Das will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, May 6, at 3:00pm Pacific to share how you can gather strength so that no matter what happens in the outside world, you can always find peace and take compassionate action. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

 

“Qigong to Supercharge Your Immune System” Facebook Live Q&A with Lee Holden

Would you like to strengthen your lungs and power up your respiratory system? Lee Holden, an internationally renowned instructor in Qigong, meditation, and Tai Chi, will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Thursday, May 14, at 3:00pm Pacific to share how you can unlock your inner power to boost your own health — as you receive easy-to-do movements, meditations, and breathing exercises. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

 

“The Archetypal Feminine Activation” Facebook Live Q&A with Devaa Haley Mitchell

Are you intrigued by aligning with the moon’s cycles to clarify and refine what you most want to manifest in your life? Transformational leader and Inspiring Women With Soul founder Devaa Haley Mitchell will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Friday, May 15, at Noon Pacific to share how you can use these days of solitude to determine your next steps. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

 

Your Voice:

We want to know: What is your vision for the post-pandemic world to come? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.

 

A Sacred Opportunity to Reimagine Liberty and Justice for All
By Shift Borad member Stacey Lawson

The pandemic has roused us from our unconscious trance of separation, given us a glimpse of the resiliency of nature when relieved from human meddling, and disrupted our habitual patterns of consumption. From the ashes of our previous “normal” we can either return to our old ways or allow the crisis to catalyze an evolutionary leap forward — using its hardships and insights to re-imagine, re-inspire, and rewire a more sustainable, just, and prosperous future. To read more, click here.

 

Psychological Renewal in a Time of Crisis
By Caroline Shola Arewa

Spring is the season of new beginnings; what better time to make a massive shift? Traditionally, it’s a time to cleanse your body, clear your mind, declutter your environment, and create more space in your life. As we lock down due to the pandemic, it is the perfect time to shake off the mud and rise in all your beauty.

To read more, click here.

 

Coping with the Mental Health Crisis of Covid-19: A Resilience Perspective
By Dr. Paul T. P. Wong, founder and President of the International Network on Personal Meaning and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy.

Viktor Frankl describes his concept of tragic optimism in the following way:

I speak of tragic optimism, that is, an optimism in the face of tragedy and in view of the human potential which at its best always allows for: (1) turning suffering into a human achievement and accomplishment; (2) deriving from guilt the opportunity to change oneself for the better; and (3) deriving from life’s transitoriness an incentive to take responsible action.

In the above quote, he assured us that suffering could be good for you if you had the right understanding and the right attitude. I want to briefly discuss the three main points that could empower you to transform your trials and tribulations into a hero’s journey. To read more, click here.

 

Powered by Love — an Emerging Worldview
By Shift faculty James O’Dea

Then along comes something like the Covid-19 virus in the form of a pandemic giving us master lessons on several fronts. It demonstrates how, in an interconnected world, the quantitative approach becomes a global house of cards: a virus that started in China not only kills tens of thousands of people in dozens of countries, it kicks tens of millions across the world out of work tanking whole economies. But it also reveals important facets of the qualitative worldview in an interdependent world: we learn in graphic ways how the choices we make can mean life or death for others; we learn how science and compassion can synergize to not only save lives but deepen our social bonds. To read more, click here.

 

Changing the Way We Live
By Michelle Johnson

I could not have predicted this pandemic or that life and human connection would change so rapidly and drastically. I didn’t know we would be called into physical distancing or innovating new ways to connect. I have never experienced a time quite like this but my heart knew we needed to change the way we were living. I knew we needed to shift the way we were-our consciousness, behaviors and cultural conditioning. It seems as if this pandemic has called us into reflecting on every action we take with awareness of how our actions affect other people. To read more, click here.

 

Normal Was Killing Us
By Cylvia Hayes

In the next weeks, as the economic pain and fear increases, the clamor to “get back to normal” is going to ramp up. Some politicians, sensing political opportunity, are already stoking that foment. The outcry for normalcy will certainly gain momentum. The point that must be recognized and discussed, that begs our attention, is the fact that “normal” was killing us. To read more, click here.

 

When Wisdom is Not Found: What Older People Are For
By Zhen Dao

For the lives of the young have all but come to a halt, as have the lives of us all. Our lives have come to a halt, we would explain to this bright and normally quite considerate boy, or young man, depending on the prism one is looking through — our lives have been halted in order to keep massive numbers of older and frailer people from dying unnecessarily, if we can help it. But our young friend has a love interest he cannot kiss, and friends he cannot embrace, and wild and sweet times of irretrievable youth that are slipping through the sieve of his restless hours. Connecting his “house arrest” to curtailing the mortality curve of the elderly represents too hard a calculus for him to bear at such a time in his life… as youth.

To read more, click here.

 

When The Pandemic Is Over, The World Must Come Together
By Mikhail Gorbachev
First published in Time magazine

  
Photograph by Martin Schoeller
 
  

The immediate challenge today is to defeat this new, vicious enemy. But even today, we need to start thinking about life after it retreats. Many are now saying the world will never be the same. But what will it be like? That depends on what lessons will be learned.

I recall how in the mid-1980s, we addressed the nuclear threat. The breakthrough came when we understood that it is our common enemy, a threat to all of us. The leaders of the Soviet Union and the U.S. declared that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.

To read more, click here.

 

We Are Enough
By Jeff Krasno, founder and host of OneCommune.com

Soon enough, you will feel the gale force winds of corporate globalism chafing your face. It will scream, “Back to normal!” — a clarion call to return to the shopping mall, book that vacation trip, buy that new television. These messages will be cloaked in patriotic slogans like “support American workers.” To read more, click here.

 

Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting
By Julio Vincent Gambuto

Pretty soon, as the country begins to figure out how we “open back up” and move forward, very powerful forces will try to convince us all to get back to normal. (That never happened. What are you talking about?) Billions of dollars will be spent on advertising, messaging, and television and media content to make you feel comfortable again. To read more, click here.

 

Dreaming Your Way Into a Better Future
Video interview with Shift faculty Robert Moss

Robert, how can we dream ourselves into a better future?

What a very interesting question. In a sense, the time is always now. As you become more of a dreamer, you get to know this. As a dreamer you travel across time, you travel into the possible future. You're rehearsed for challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. And you do more than that. You do more than see things that might lie beyond the ordinary horizon. To watch this 23-minute video and read the rest of the text, click here.

 

Mirabai Starr on Turning Grief Into Growth
Video interview with Shift faculty Mirabai Starr

I think a lot of people are definitely grappling with sorrow and sadness and anxiety and a sense of deep loss during these times, either because they've directly lost someone or are worrying about someone or dealing with their own fragile health or just simply tuning into the suffering in the world and the falling away of a lot of the structures that have held us up that we've relied upon and taken for granted in some ways. To watch this 13-minute video and read the rest of the text, click here.

 

The Through Line
By Clare Dubois, founder of TreeSisters

I just want to acknowledge and send love to all of you out there who are really struggling right now, who are really struggling. Many of us know people who have got Covid, who've lost people due to Covid, who are ill right now, and the myriad of different ways in which this is affecting all of us so, so much. And there are no words really, there's just the process of getting through it. And I've found prayer extremely useful, especially for those that I love who I'm fearful for either because they're very ill or they're hanging on, or they're alone. But somehow here we are. And so how do we navigate this? And so I wanted to share an analogy… 

To watch this 26-minute video and read the rest of the text, click here.

To read Clare’s related blog post, click here.

 

Community Wisdom Call As To How The Pandemic Can Create A Greater Shift In Our World
Featuring Shift Network co-founders Stephen Dinan and Devaa Haley Mitchell

Stephen and Devaa share ideas about how to navigate these uncertain times in a way that’s conscious and clear — and protects you and your family while also serving society. They explore not just immediate needs but the larger focus of how this pandemic could lead to a larger shift in our world, while staying present to the real psychological, emotional, physical, and spiritual suffering that so many are experiencing. To watch this 58-minute video conversation, click here.

 

Why Cultivate A Meditation Practice During Quarantine
By Michael Stone, host of Shift’s annual Shamanism Summit

In this video episode, Michael interviews himself and talks about the value and importance of using this time of the Covid-19 quarantine to cultivate a deeper presence and capacity to hold the challenges of our time. He points out the phases or steps of dealing with fear and personal challenges, and how we can heal into wholeness through cultivating a meditation practice. Click here to watch this hour-long video. Click here to attend Michael’s free daily meditations.

 

Igniting Your Meditation Practice
A week of free meditation sessions with Shift faculty Miranda Macpherson beginning Monday, May 4

These uncertain times can feel very destabilizing. More than ever before, we need to ground ourselves in the radiance at our core, where real love, peace, strength and joy is always shining. 

This gives us the capacity to respond with Grace rather than contract in fear. Taking up (or reigniting) a daily meditation practice can make this possible. Regular meditation supports you to stay calm amidst the chaos and let your noble qualities shine forth.

Miranda is offering a FREE week of daily meditation sessions at 9:00am Pacific. In each 30-minute session, she’ll give nuanced instruction for turning more substantially within and letting go into natural great peace. Join us in harnessing this precious time to cultivate some truly nurturing practices that support you to rise into the more graceful human being our world truly needs us all to be — NOW. 

This is Miranda’s free gift to you, but you’ll need to register here. If the 9:00am Pacific time is difficult, you can still participate by receiving the recordings and practicing with us in your best time. 

 

Meditations with Master Mingtong Gu

Sign up for the Chi Center newsletter and receive a new Wisdom Healing Qigong meditation every week led by beloved Shift faculty Master Mingtong Gu. These free weekly meditations focus on all aspects of health, healing, and awakening. 

Click here, scroll down until you see this image, and enter your email address for free access.

 

Planetary Frequency-Raising Meditation
With Shift summit speaker David Gershon

The world has entered a grace period. A moment to assess our lives and world and consciously choose the path we wish to walk as individuals and as a human species going forward. This free class serves as a sacred container — an initiatory planetary chrysalis — to become your best self and discover or deepen your offering to the world as you emerge. We do this by raising our personal and planetary frequency. Each class focuses on one of the seven frequency-raising qualities: love, service, blessing, prayer, faith, gratitude, and community. 

The sixth class is Wednesday, May 6, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm Pacific. To participate directly in the class, click here to register. It will also be broadcast live via Facebook here. To learn more, click here.

You can access previous classes here:
Class 1 – Love (Part 1 / Part 2)     Class 2 – Service     Class 3 – Blessing     Class 4 – Prayer     Class 5 - Faith

 

Free access to The HeartMath Experience for you and your loved ones
A message from Deborah Rozman, HeartMath CEO

Our deep compassion goes out to you, as we understand that we are all being challenged with highly stressful adjustments to situations disrupting the flow of our lives and feelings of safety. Our hearts are with you. As a gesture of our care to hopefully uplift your spirit, we are offering free access to our popular new online program, The HeartMath Experience, during the months of April and May and possibly longer.

This effective 90-minute interactive learning experience, which has been featured at film festivals, provides insights into the power of your heart’s intelligent guidance. You will learn 5 scientifically validated HeartMath techniques designed to help you reduce stress and anxiety while increasing inner security and emotional poise. Click here for free access.

 

When Life Blows Up: A Guide to Peace, Power, and Reinvention
By Cylvia Hayes

Cylvia takes the reader on an intimate, vulnerable journey through a devastating public shaming that destroyed her business, countless relationships, and even her personal sense of identity. Through the long annihilation of who she believed herself to be she discovered the True Self she hadn’t yet met and opened to new opportunities she hadn’t known existed. This book offers insights and practical tools for anyone experiencing loss, grief, and unexpected life upheaval, and who may be struggling with personal identity and purpose. To order your copy, click here.

 

For several years, The Shift Network has hosted Indigenous leaders from around the world and invited them to share their sacred knowledge, rituals, and practices to guide us in a way of living that is sustainable, healthy, and just. We’re thus delighted that the Global Indigenous Wisdom Library makes this “virtual council” of leaders and their wisdom available for everyone, everywhere for free. The Global Indigenous Wisdom Library is a collection of audio and video interviews featuring Indigenous leaders from around the world sharing prayers, sacred songs, prophecies, spiritual teachings, and pathways to healing, as well as concrete examples for birthing a new era — one in which all members of the human family are treated with respect, understanding, compassion, and justice. This sacred wisdom is important medicine for us all.

The production of The Global Indigenous Wisdom Library is a gift from The Shift Network, designed to inspire, inform, and involve you by highlighting the voices and important messages of Indigenous leaders from around the world. We want to give a heartfelt thanks to Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. (“Brother Phil”) for his partnership in helping create this Indigenous Wisdom collection. And we thank all the speakers who have contributed to this body of knowledge. To discover more, click here.

 

World Peace Library. Designed for the layperson and professional peacebuilder alike, the World Peace Library has over 425 audio and video interviews with some of the most remarkable, inspiring peacebuilders in the world available to you at NO COST. You’ll find hundreds of hours of inspirational, peacebuilding, compassion-spreading talks and trainings at your fingertips with this FREE global resource. There’s no way you can’t come away from the World Peace Library deeply inspired, transformed — and part of the solution. Click here to find out how to take peace to the next level — and help co-create a global culture of peace that leaves a legacy of good for our children, our children’s children and all of humanity and life on earth.

 

Book by Stephen Dinan: Sacred America, Sacred World. Infused with visionary power, Sacred America, Sacred World is a manifesto for our country’s evolution that is both political and deeply spiritual. It offers profound hope that America can grow beyond our current challenges and manifest our noblest destiny, which the book shows is rooted in sacred principles that transcend left or right political views. To order your copy, click here.

 

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2020 Issue 10 • May 3

The Shift Catalyst is a bi-weekly ezine for conscious change, powered by The Shift Network.

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• Shift Network Update
• Featured Media
• Featured Articles
• Profiles
• The Nicest Thing
• Movement News
• Action of the Week
• Shift Spotlight
• Shift Impact
• Partner Spotlight
• Featured Artist
• Allies of the Shift
• Back Issues

Like Us. Collaborate!
 

Call an elderly person you know who may be lonely, or someone who's struggling with isolation. Ask how they’re coping in these uncertain times, and listen with care, empathy, and love for as long as they wish to talk. 

 

Embody Goddesses Lakshmi & Hathor to Access Love & Abundance — A free video event with transformational leader and Inspiring Women With Soul founder Devaa Haley Mitchell. Enrich these times of solitude by reconnecting with sacred Feminine archetypes and aligning with the lunar cycle to embrace what matters most — and birth a new way of living with purpose. Wednesday, May 6, at 5:30pm Pacific

 

Next-Level Healing for Intuitives & Empaths in Extraordinary Times — A free video event with author, trainer, and intuitive healer Wendy De Rosa. Receive a healing energy practice to embody your intuitive healing gifts and deepen your grounding in these pivotal days. Saturday, May 9, at 10:00am Pacific

 

The Healing Medicine of Your Authentic Voice — A free video event with international teacher, singing philosopher, voice pioneer, and author Chloë Goodchild. Experience your sound wisdom with a profoundly healing vocal practice — to release fear and anxiety, and discover the feelings of awe and love beneath. Wednesday, May 13, at 5:30pm Pacific

 

Journey Beyond The Veil — A free video event with Peruvian maestro curandero, psychologist, and author don Oscar Miro-Quesada. Experience a life-harmonizing communion ceremony in don Oscar’s home medicine lodge — and discover its healing powers for manifesting shamanic divinity on Earth. Saturday, May 16, at 10:00am Pacific

 

Botanical Antivirals with plant medicine pioneer and leading grassroots healthcare expert David Crow. Explore ancient, powerful, tried-and-true antiviral herbs — from your own garden to the local grocery store and beyond — to safely and effectively address viral conditions and create your healthiest life.
New 5-Week Live Video Training Starts Wednesday, May 13

 

Enter Into Your Heart Space Through Devotional Chanting With Krishna Das with worldwide icon and bestselling Western chant master Krishna Das. Move more deeply into your true nature and embrace the Love within you to become more resilient and compassionate — during this crisis and in the years ahead.
New 6-Week Live Video Training Starts Wednesday, May 13

 

Mastering Your Energetic Field as an Empath or Highly Sensitive Person with Bevin Niemann, life purpose coach and co-founder of 1 Million Empaths. Learn proven practices for releasing fear, anxiety, and other difficult feelings, moving stuck energies, and holding your energetic space as a vital, resilient empath or HSP.
New 8-Week Live Video Training Starts Wednesday, May 6

 

Upcoming Events (all subject to change):

May
Mindfulness & Meditation Summit
Lee Holden 7-week course
• Wendy De Rosa 9-week course
• Chloe Goodchild 7-week course

June
• don Oscar Miro-Quesada 9-week course
• Eileen McKusick 7-week course
• Lavinia Plonka 12-week course
• Judith Orloff 7-week course
• Anthony Abbagnano 7-week course
• Evelyn Rysdyk 7-week course
• Lauren Walker 10-week course
• Robert Moss 12-week course
• Daisy Lee 9-week course

July
• Matthew Fox 7-week course
• Jane Burns 10-week course
• Christine Stevens 7-week course
• Enneagram 6-month course

 

The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Working through our offices in 18 countries and informed by deep local expertise and six decades of experience, we address the critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century by: strengthening governance, expanding economic opportunity, increasing environmental resilience, empowering women, and promoting international cooperation.

To visit the website, click here.
To make a donation, click here.

 

The Path

The vision of The Path is to raise spiritual consciousness about the interconnectedness between humanity and Mother Earth. The mission of The Path is to conserve and distribute seeds for future generations. They meet their mission through seed conservation, education, and collaboration with other organizations. Click here for more information. Click here to make a donation.

 

Far I Shields
Multi-hyphenate artist

My name is Far I Shields. I have four major forms of expression: art, music, writing, and green enterprise development.

Art — My first memories of painting were with my grandfather. I remember cherished moments where he taught me the general concepts of art, like shading and taking full deep breaths to keep a steady hand. For me, painting and drawing are methods of spending time with the Divine Mother. I learn, create, and enjoy, together with the Source of all things. Currently, I have nine of my paintings online that can be printed as wall art, shirts, mugs, and a variety of other items.

Music — In high school, I asked my parents for a saxophone for my birthday. After paying for my own lessons at a local jazz studio in Los Angeles, I was not feeling the joy. I decided to try playing along with the radio. It was at this moment that I found my freedom and love for making music. My musical journey continues. We currently have a 4-piece band and are available for performances. We play all original music; the songs are available on iTunes and here.

Writing — This is a daily practice for me and my most natural state of expression. I have produced four books, which are available on my website.

Eco Commerce — the most thought-intensive form of expression for me. I am the founder of Green Cleaning. We provide healthy janitorial, porter, carpet cleaning, and housekeeping services in the San Francisco Bay Area for residential and commercial clients. Our team and clients bring me tremendous joy and comradery. To learn more about my green activities please visit here.

To explore the art, music, and writings of Far I Shields, please visit here.

 

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