By Stephen Dinan, founder and CEO of The Shift Network
Listen… do you hear it?
The world is calling you to evolve into your deepest, truest state of self-actualization, to step into your true power and connect with a global wave of transformation…
As a fellow visionary in these perilous times, your contribution is vital to solving the most pressing problems of our day.
If you’re ready to activate the next level of your power, join us for the Visionaries Global Summit, a free online event taking place December 3-5. Over three life-changing days, you’ll be inspired to to wake up, tap into your authentic power, and act on our shared vision of possibility and purpose.
This one-of-a-kind summit gathers dynamic and diverse spiritual teachers, socially conscious leaders, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, artists, activists, and innovators to share their own stories of transformation.
You’ll have free access to two dozen video presentations from visionary speakers, including Michael Bernard Beckwith, Marianne Williamson, Sister Jenna, Matthew Fox, Dereca Blackmon, David Gershon, Jeffrey M. Smith, Amandine Roche, and many others.
They’ve gathered to reveal their techniques for staying in your power in the face of opposition, protecting your hope in a time of fear, and thriving in a time of uncertainty.
To register for this free summit, click here — and discover how to courageously embrace your calling and equip yourself with the skills you need to help transform our world.
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 third installment (as well as the previous ones) here. — Phil Bolsta
The Shift Network is happy to support the Global Silent Minute. See below for more information on this transformational event.
The two stories in this issue’s “The Nicest Thing” section come from a featured speaker in the Visionaries Global Summit — Sister Jenna, the founder and director of the Brahma Kumaris Meditation Museums in Maryland and Virginia, and the host of the America Meditating radio show.
You’ll also hear from wind whistler and soul coach Renee Baribeau, whose new 7-week live video training, Become a Wind Alchemist: Find Your Magnetic North With Timebending Practices & Wind Spirits, begins Wednesday, December 11.
Finally, we’d love to hear your answer to the question, Why do you feel that peace-related events like the Global Silent Minute are so important? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.
We can live our lives either acting out of circumstances or acting out of a vision. — Werner Erhard
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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 walk this empowering path along with him. Here, Master Peng brings together the unique insights of his teacher with the moving account of his own journey.
Click here to read the third installment (as well as the first two installments) of this profoundly moving book.
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?”
EXCERPT: I was very young in my spiritual journey with the Brahma Kumaris, and I was going through a hard ego crunch, you know? There I was, running my two nightclubs, and dating, and jet-setting with my luxury cars, and dressing up all fancy, and thinking that life is about just the image, the image.
To watch the video and read the transcript of Sister Jenna’s 5-minute story of emotional awakening, click here.
EXCERPT: I really want to thank Sandra Ingerman. We were doing a podcast one day, she didn't know me from Adam and she said, "Wow, my spirits just told me we should do a weekly podcast." From that, The Shaman's Cave was born. The wind went from Hay House to worldwide Hay House, and now I'm sitting here talking to you, Phil, about how things come into your life that are unexpected...
To watch the video and read the transcript of Renee Baribeau’s 4-minute story of gratitude, click here.
Renee’s new 7-week live video training, Become a Wind Alchemist: Find Your Magnetic North With Timebending Practices & Wind Spirits, begins Wednesday, December 11. For more details — and to enroll — click here.
Would you like to experience magical practices to activate your Kundalini Shakti… release negative karma… and “lift” good karma into the higher centers of your being? Spiritual teacher, filmmaker, and speaker Raja Choudhury will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Tuesday, December 3, at 10:00am Pacific to share how you can burn your Inner Fire to heal yourself, your ancestral legacies, and ALL your past karmic lives — and allow power and grace to pour into your life. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.
Would you like to activate the wisdom of Wind Gods and Goddesses to navigate any situation — and connect with your true essence? Nautilus Award-winning Hay House author, wind whistler, and soul coach Renee Baribeau will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, December 4, at 5:00pm Pacific to share how you can create a new map for your life… guided by the wind’s transformative energies. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.
Would you like to access the deep feeling in your dreams to uncover and transform old reactive patterns… and unveil your soul’s wisdom? International bestselling author, certified dream therapist, teacher, and poet Rodger Kamenetz will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Thursday, December 5, at 5:00pm Pacific to share how you can move beyond dream interpretation — and recognize how your “sacred encounter” dreams can enrich your waking life with more imagination, love and joy. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.
I am currently completing a short book on St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) called The Tao of Thomas Aquinas: Fierce Wisdom for Hard Times. You might ask me: What does this have to do with Climate Change? Sacred Activism? The Extinction Rebellion? Or the demise of democracy?
I reply: Everything. For it has to do with deepening our spirituality today for the challenges that beset us. The deeper that humanity digs itself into a hole, the more we need wisdom to escape that hole. And wisdom often comes from our ancestors.
In 1986 at the height of the cold war, a torch of peace was passed around the world. The First Earth Run, in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund, directly engaged 25 million people and 45 heads-of-state in 62 countries. Twenty percent of the planet — a billion people — watched the torch circumnavigate the globe via the media. For 86 days, wherever the Torch of Peace went, all wars stopped and the world was united as one.
“What is a parent to do?” Many parents are banding together to put off what seems to be the inevitable acquisition of smart phones, limiting screen time, navigating with their kids how to optimize their use of technology. And then there are the young children. What is best for them? No screen time? Occasional screen time so parents can have a break? Or more?
The Silent Minute was born from a conversation between two soldiers on the eve of a battle in the mountains around Jerusalem in the First World War. One knew he would not survive the war and prophesied the coming of an even greater conflict that would be fought out in every continent via ocean and air. He urged his comrade to provide an opportunity for him, and millions like him, to assist from the “other side.” He said, “Lend us a moment… each day and through your Silence gives us an opportunity. The power of Silence is greater than you know.”
The Silent Minute was instituted by his comrade, Major Tudor Pole O.B.E., during the London Blitz in 1940 as a moment to enter into Silence and to provide a portal for cooperation with an “unseen but mighty army” in the subtle realms.
In this historic discussion, Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman and Christian theologian Rev. Matthew Fox examine the difficulties of our and offer thoughtful and sometimes humorous ways of cultivating peace individually and collectively. In this segment, Robert and Matthew talk about what led them to their respective spiritual paths and how they have navigated the obstacles along the way.
Robert Thurman is the co-founder of Tibet House U.S., a bestselling author, and the first Westerner to be ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the Tibetan Buddhism tradition. Matthew Fox, a featured speaker in the Visionaries Global Summit, is an expert on Christian mysticism and Creation Spirituality, and the bestselling author of The Coming of the Cosmic Christ.
What is a Spiritual Activist? Rev. Dereca Blackmon breaks down how our spirituality connects with the inner activist in all of us. For over 25 years, Dereca has used her powerful brand of spiritual activism to engage individuals and communities in radical healing models for social justice. She is the Assistant Vice Provost and Executive Director of the Diversity and First Generation Office at Stanford University, where she teaches Intergroup Communication as well as Solidarity and Racial Justice.
Anxiety happens. From time to time, anxiety tends to creep up on us and affect us all, in varying degrees. Maybe we can use anxiety as a warning sign that tells us to do something? Join Sister Jenna and find out how to relieve the anxiety, calm the anxious mind, and restore peace of mind.
Michael Bernard Beckwith is a New Thought minister, author, and founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Beverly Hills, California — a New Thought church with a congregation estimated in excess of 8,000 members.
The Shift Network’s Visionaries Global Summit was designed with visionaries like you in mind. It’s where innovative approaches to the most critical issues of our time are introduced, explored, and amplified. We’re coming together to shift our individual perspectives and activate the next level of our potential for the evolutionary challenges ahead.
This FREE online summit, taking place December 3-5, gathers dynamic and diverse spiritual teachers, socially conscious leaders, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, artists, activists, and innovators, including Michael Bernard Beckwith, Marianne Williamson, Sister Jenna, Matthew Fox, Dereca Blackmon, David Gershon, Jeffrey M. Smith, Amandine Roche, and many others.
In this inspiring online summit, you’ll receive the inspiration and guidance you need to step into your destiny and transform our world!
See our full list of dynamic speakers, watch the introductory video, and find out everything you need to know by clicking here.
Learn how to create vision, strategies, and solidarity for sustainable social movements from 21+ experts in politics, marketing, academia, and grassroots organizing, including The Shift Network's Director of Peace, Philip Hellmich.
These speakers and their organizations on the forefront of progressive activism are fighting back against corporate greed and political corruption. Discover the most effective ways to help build a society that honors and respects all people, animals, and the environment.
Click here to watch a 3-minute video from the Be the Revolution founder, Jay Ponti.
Click here for more information on how you can help make a difference in our world by attending the Be the Revolution online summit.
Global Silent Minute Harness the Power of Cooperation and Compassion — Pause for One Minute for One Humanity
On December 21 at 9:00pm GMT, join in one minute of silence, the exact same minute everywhere around the globe and on both sides of the veil — to call for global cooperation, peace, and freedom.
Amidst the challenges we face today, the Global Silent Minute is an opportunity to unite in thought, prayer, and meditation to create the future we imagine. The minute begins with the ringing of bells everywhere, as together we enter into one silent minute, calling on humanity to fulfil its highest potential and greatest destiny: peace on Earth.
Join us March 1-7 for the world-famous annual International Yoga Festivalon the banks of the holy Ganges river, in the lap of the sacred Himalayas, at Parmarth Niketan Ashram. Receive the darshan and inspiring, uplifting wisdom of revered saints, the teaching and touch of renowned yoga teachers from a wide variety of lineages, plus ecstatic kirtan, divine Ganga Aarti, and much more! The International Yoga Festival is a truly unique event bringing together so many masters from so many traditions, cultures, and countries in one sacred, beautiful place — the birthplace of yoga! For more information, 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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Invite your family and friends to participate in the Visionaries Global Summit, which takes place December 3-5. Life-changing insights await! To discover more — and register for free — click here.
The 5 Elements Through Belly Dance & Ceremony — A free video event with author, award-winning speaker, dancer, actress and teacher Dondi Dahlin, and Titanya Monique Dahlin, author, award-winning speaker, dancer and founder of Energy Medicine Dance. Uncover your unique energy type through the Chinese Five Elements — to clear blocked energies, self-limiting patterns, and painful emotions. Wednesday, December 4, at 5:30pm Pacific
Secrets to Visionary Success — A free video event with Stephen Dinan, founder and CEO of The Shift Network, and Lisa Schrader, founder of Awakening Shakti. Discover how to take your business to the next level while savoring your life more fully. Plus, you’ll gain access to a 5-part Relaxed & Successful video series that Stephen and Lisa created to help you fully understand and embody the principles they’re sharing. Thursday, December 5, at 5:30pm Pacific
Liberate Your Self-Worth Through Kundalini — with world-renowned yoga and spiritual teacher Gloria Latham. Transform shame, blame, and self-sabotage with the infinite power of Kundalini within you — to embody your strength, self-love and self-worth. New 6-Week Live Video Training Starts Tuesday, December 3
Awakening Pure Conscious-ness Through Wisdom Healing Qigong — with Qigong master, teacher and healer Mingtong Gu. Discover Qigong practices to clear blocks in your energy body — addressing physical, emotional, and spiritual dis-ease at the source. New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Wednesday, December 4
Sound Healing Immersion — with leading scholar and researcher in the field of sound healing and therapy David Gibson. Experience the power of sound and vibration — and uncover your ‘home note’ to initiate the healing frequencies YOU need most. New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Wednesday, December 4
Ancient Secrets for Clearing Karma — with spiritual teacher, filmmaker, and speaker Raja Choudhury. Experience magical practices to activate your Kundalini Shakti… release negative karma… and “lift” good karma into the higher centers of your being. New 9-Week Live Video Training Starts Tuesday, December 10
Become a Wind Alchemist — with Nautilus Award-winning Hay House author, wind whistler, and soul coach Renee Baribeau. Activate the wisdom of Wind Gods and Goddesses to navigate any situation — and connect with your true essence. New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Wednesday, December 11
Natural Dreamwork & the Sacred Encounter — with international bestselling author, certified dream therapist, teacher, and poet Rodger Kamenetz. Move beyond dream interpretation — and recognize how your “sacred encounter” dreams can enrich your waking life with more imagination, love and joy. New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Thursday, December 12
In the midst of global fire, earthquake and flood — as species go extinct every day and national and global economies totter — the planet doesn't need another church or religion. What it needs is a new Order: a sacred community and movement.
A movement of communities welcoming all the peoples of Earth — our varied belief systems (or non-belief systems), genders, races, classes, abilities, and nations. A deeply spiritual movement, grounded in the Wisdom traditions of both East and West, in leading-edge science and Indigenous tradition. Therefore, an Order of the Sacred Earth.
WE makes doing good, doable. If you believe you can make the world better, you’ve come to the right place. WE makes it easy by giving you tools and resources to help you do it. There are so many ways to get involved with your family, school, company or as an individual, and help transform lives at home and around the world. It all starts right here.
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Devaa Haley Pre-Order Devaa Haley's New Album, Rebirth, and Get Twelve Immediate Bonuses to Empower You and Your Full Freedom
After incubating this album for many years, Shift Network co-founder Devaa Haley Mitchell is thrilled to share with you her new musical album, Rebirth. "It’s been quite a journey to bring this album to the world," she acknowledges. "The songs it contains document some massive personal transformations I’ve gone through, including a powerful fertility journey, the dance of intimacy in my relationships, my own activism (wanting to be “liberated” from the patriarchy), and a deep reckoning with how to hold the many facets of womanhood in (relative) balance!
“My soul sister Julianna Muthu wrote the song “Overflowing,” and when I first heard it, it touched my heart… and caused me to pause and take stock of all the sacredness in my own life, even in those places that can sometimes seem rather mundane (like family gatherings!) Here’s an inspiring short video clip of “Overflowing” we created to lift your own spirits at this sacred and holy time of year:”
The full album, which offers a powerful transmission of joyful wisdom and full-spectrum feminine empowerment, is coming out December 7. However, if you pre-order now, you’ll receive Devaa's hand-picked Soul Ignition Package, a collection of 12 bonus gifts from Shift Network favorites, including Anodea Judith, Lisa Schrader, Claire Zammit, and more!