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Gulf Call to Sacred Action–TODAY!

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I’m writing to extend a personal invitation to my call today, the last of the Sacred Awakening Series Next Wave, which turned out quite beautifully. It’s now at 11:30 am Pacific time (2:30 pm Eastern).

I moved to accommodate an important 10 am event for the Gulf Call to Sacred Action, which features Deepak Chopra and others (more on that below).

Even if you can’t join my call live, when you register you’ll get access to the recoding to listen to at your convenience.  In either case, register here.

During my call, I’ll share my own reflections and insights into the process of sacred awakening, including what is working in my life and what I’ve been learning from others.  I’ll also share what I personally learned from each of our 15 featured emerging leaders this week.

In addition, I’ll make space for you to ask me whatever questions are on your heart.  At 12:30 we will put people into groups who would like to connect with other people who have been drawn to the Sacred Awakening Series and share insights, while the rest are welcome to ask me questions until the last question is answered or 1:30.

The reason for the later start time is to accommodate what I expect will be a lot of interest (including my own) in a first call of a 3-part series called the Gulf Call to Sacred Action, which features Deepak Chopra, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Michael Beckwith and other key voices, including many featured on The Shift Network. You can register for the call and the full series here:

Gulf Call to Sacred Action

I see the Gulf Call as an important initiative to focus the energy of all of us conscious evolutionaries on the Gulf in our most positive way. The call tomorrow is “Setting Our Sacred Intention” and will include Jean Houston and Lynne McTaggart’s wisdom as well.

I just got the sense last night that I should move mine and also let people know about this one since it’s important to participate in the three part series if possible.  I apologize for the late notice

I hope you can end up joining both calls for as much as you are called, or at least register for both and get the downloads.

Please do share this invitation with friends and allies – all are warmly welcomed to participate in either call. I look forward to sharing more deeply my own path and experience with you!

In spirit,

Stephen Dinan
Founder and CEO, The Shift Network

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P.S. The Sacred Awakening Series: Next Wave gives you access to recordings of the following leaders:

Brian Johnson, Mallika Chopra, Ocean Robbins, Stuart Davis, Angel Kyodo Williams, Stacey Lawson, Mariana Caplan, Fiona Fay, Sadhvi Bhagwati, Vanessa Stone, Evon Peter, Coumba Toure, Trish Bruxvoort Colligan, Robert Browning, Stephen Dinan

As well as access to the full library of previous featured leaders:

Abdul Aziz-Said, Andrew Harvey, Angeles Arrien, Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne, Ariel Spilsbury, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Bhikku Bodhi, Bishop John Shelby Spong, Chunyi Lin, Dattatreya Shiva Baba, Gangaji, Genpo Roshi, Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim, Grandmother Flordemayo, Isha Judd, James O’Dea, Jean Houston, Julia Butterfly Hill, Jyoti, Kali Ma, Kyriacos Markides, Leslie Temple Thurston, Luisah Teish, Marianne Williamson, Matthew Fox, Michael Tamura, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Rabbi Yehuda Berg, Rev. James Trapp, Rev. Michael Dowd, Sadhguru, Saniel Bonder & Linda Groves Bonder, Sequoyah Trueblood, Sheikha Ayshegul Ashki, Shiva Rea, Sobunfu Some, Stanislav Grof, Stephen Dinan & Devaa Haley Mitchell, Swamiji Chidananda Saraswati, Tenzin Robert Thurman

Series Co-sponsors: YES!, Intent, Unity, MaestroConference, Dream University, The Shift Movie, Philosopher’s Notes, Spiritual Cinema Circle,  Center for Sacred Studies, Integrative Spirituality, and Intention Media

Channel the Power of the Summer Solistice

Courtesy of Aluna Joy. For full announcement go to: http://www.kachina.net/~alunajoy/solarwave.html

The Solar Wave Countdown to the 2012 Shift of the Ages
This is a Joyful Invitation to Participate in an
Unquenchable Spiritual Evolution!
This is a call to ALL Light Workers and Way-Showers,
Mystics and Sages, Masters, Saints and Angels!
to participate the Great Grand Mother of all Ancient Count Downs.
YOU are being called …. YES YOU ! … to join the long awaited
Grand Universal Synchronization Celebration … a Spiritual Pandemic …
a Conscious Revolution of the ONE HEART.
Are you ready to raise up your hands, hearts
and wings to create a better world?
It is YOUR TIME to SHINE to create a new world!

You are the living bridges between all the cultures of the Earth.
You are the unification of all the religions.
You are the harmony between all social, economic, and spiritual classes.
You are the ones that shift negatives into a positive reality.
You are the ones that hold firm to the visions of a positive future.
You are the ones that are re-writing our future based on love, unity and harmony.
This future is beginning to manifest right before our eyes.
You are the ones that we have been waiting for.
You are your own ancestors returned.

Caution… Solar Wave participants around the world are known to be quite guilty of being eternally impassioned optimists for holding firmly and confidently to their beautiful vision of a new harmonious world! This affliction can be quite contagious and fatal to your misery, fear, paranoia, wariness, skepticism, uncertainty, lack, misfortune, and general ill heath. Warning … Participate in Solar Wave Ceremony Dates at your own Bliss. No one is responsible, but you, for any benefit you might receive.

Courtesy of Aluna Joy. For full announcement go to: http://www.kachina.net/~alunajoy/solarwave.html

Father’s Knows Best Was Cancelled 50 Years Ago: 2010 Completion at Last

Father Knows Best...at least on TV in the 50's

In Running for Cover No More I wrote about my journey of getting in touch with and learning how to express anger in healthy ways. Yesterday I came to a point of realization and completion of this life lesson. As I explained in this earlier post, my issues with dealing with anger, my own and others, stemmed, at least in this lifetime, from dealing with my father.

Never physically abusive, my father tended towards rages and what I came to think of as venomous outbursts. It was rarely the words themselves that were venomous, but the delivery. It was these outbursts that caused me to avoid confrontation, with him and later with others — and to stifle my own anger for so many years. Yesterday I got to stand in my power, face the demonous outbursts and remain standing unharmed and unphased. I got to look the demon in the eye and see it for what it is–disdain.

I hadn’t had this venom thrust directly at me in many years. I’ve seen it and heard it now and again, but not face to face and not coming straight at me. Living 75 miles apart serves as a neat buffer to at least conscious exposure to these attacks. But yesterday my husband and I went to celebrate an early father’s day with my folks when an old issue reared its nasty head.  This time, I was not going to silently swallow my hurt and anger, by avoiding a confrontation with him and pretending everything was honky dory.

He was stunned and after several minute the beast was released. There it was and I could see it for the demon it was, inner disdain.  While I don’t energetically see the attack, I certainly feel it. But with my MBA in anger,  for the first time in my life I had the inner strength and self-awareness to stand there and it just slid right off me. In the past it would shut me down, shrivel me up and control me to avoid it. Now, it held no power over me. One time, two times, three times. Nothing. I  saw the ugly side that my father buries deep inside which erupts as an attack.

We left, and despite my upset over the circumstances, timing and exchange, I’m okay. I’m okay with my mother who encouraged me AND my husband to express our feelings. I’m okay with what I said and how I said it. I’m very okay with my husband who had my back…something my father has never demonstrated. And I feel that I have made peace with the demon which controlled me for so long–the fear of my father’s disdain. Even in the face of it, I knew that it wasn’t really about me.

So I sit here and wonder, having faced this life long (perhaps lifetimes long) demon and survived, where to I go from here? What new doors will open? What other thresholds might I cross? I’m quite eager to find out!

Free at last!


A number of times in the last couple of weeks I have had a thought that formulated into a potential post for Exquisite Transitions. Good thoughts. Interesting thoughts. Some of them provocative even. Yet the thoughts were but flickers floating through. Never quite enough to them to capture. Not quite fully formed.

Perhaps its my current state of mind or focus–like many lightworkers now, we are aware that energy is coming at us from many dimensions at once. So I find myself captured by something here and there before some other flicker of a thought captures my focus to be carried off again in yet another dimension. And on it goes.

So please bear with me as I sit here in my inner IMAX theater following thought flickers floating around and waiting for which ones settle into my being long enough to germinate.

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