Dianne Deloren, a long time Celebrant, is back for the 20-somethingth time to share insights about life in the 60’s lane in her inimitable fashion. Her intention is to entertain and enlighten her fellow Celebrants.
Doug is an Awakening Coach, as well as an artist, designer and musician, all of which require oodles of inner examination. Part of that inner search is the experiencing and resolving of all aspects of the human experience, including why we judge, how we judge, and how we can resolve the suffering that comes from both sides of judgment.
In a world that is often mundane and increasingly profane, sometimes it helps to set aside time to feed our spirit by immersing ourselves in the Sacred. There are several options open to us. Some of them include a retreat, a vision quest, or a pilgrimage. Cynthia shares some of the serendipity, synchronicities, and insights that have occurred during her pilgrimages to the United Kingdom, the Southwest, and her most recent journey through parts of the Northwestern quadrant of this country.
Cynthia Greb is a writer, an ordained interfaith minister, healer, photographer, and a bit of an artist as well as a frequent caregiver of humans and animals. In her lifetime, she has explored many different faith traditions, all of which offer one of many paths to Source. However, the path that has most consistently fed her soul is communion with Nature. Cynthia has published two books and is a frequent blogger. You can find out more about her by visiting www.cynthiagreb.com.
So often people wrestle with the issue of individual freedom: how to maintain it, how to enlarge it. They sometimes select a path that they believe will lead to greater freedom only to find that the path leads to a dead end. What is the path to real freedom? What personal tools are needed to achieve real freedom? What are the benefits to achieving real freedom? These questions will be examined and possible answers will be explored.
George M. Cohen has been an educator for over fifty years. He has focused on issues of leadership, personal growth, and conflict management. His love of groups has brought him to train students, teachers, parents, corporate staff personnel, and the general public. His career included appearing on news programs on ABC, CBS, and NBC. One of his educational programs was described in the New York Times.
For over eight years George was a student of A Course in Miracles and he has been a member of The Celebration for thirteen years.
How am I a living divine vessel? Cynthia began asking herself this question after hearing these words in a recent meditation at The Celebration service. If Divine means what is holy or sacred, how am I living a holy and sacred life in this vessel called a physical body? It takes paying attention and allowing the Self to open, which allows others to open. It takes listening from that place of Divinity so one can really hear. It is seeing everything as Vessels of Divinity. It means calling on what is sacred and holy to join us here. Cynthia shares examples from everyday living, from work life at a labor union, and from living as a spirit in a body helping spirits who need to move on out of the physical realm.
Cynthia’s passions include music, art, animals, writing, and storytelling. She is currently studying and practicing animal communication. Her lifelong passion has been transformational healing; healing body, self, and living as a healing presence in the world.
There are many stories from healthcare beyond the few general narratives we hear in the news. The Healthcare Portrait series seeks to uncover the humanity that inherently exists in peoples’ stories with healthcare. Whether patients or their family members, doctors or nurses, other healthcare workers or those who know little of its particulars, these images and words – these peoples’ words – create not just a portrait of them but a picture of their own complex relationship to illness. Robert will talk a little about his path, share a few stories, and talk a little about how he has been affected by them in pursuit of revealing the humanity of illness.
Robert Bern is an artist and healthcare IT professional making art about healthcare, illness and death. Based in part on his professional experience but mostly on his personal experience as a family member of the ill and dying, he works to illustrate cultural bias and varying perspectives in peoples healthcare experience. His mission is to communicate the overlooked humanity in illness and death and provide others the opportunity to show and share their own experiences. Please see more of his works on his website, RobertBern.com.
Joan Sotkin is a Prosperity and Mindset Mentor, author, and podcaster who has been seeking answers to life’s mysteries for over 50 years. As part of her quest, she has learned to combine deep inner adventures with worldly pursuits — all the while sharing what she learns with those who choose to listen. In her talk, she shares a two-year experiment she set up for herself and the results that are now coming to fruition.
Joan is a log time member of the Celebration. Learn more about her at www.ProsperityPlace.com.
Rebecca is a licensed Avatar® Master who has been teaching The Avatar Course throughout the US for the past 18 years. Avatar is a set of tools that allows people to identify and change the conclusions, decisions, and agreements that are shaping their lives. You could call it a mental editing technique, a belief management technique, or a spiritual empowerment technique. Rebecca calls it the operating manual we all forgot.
Previously, Rebecca owned a management consulting company specializing in strategic planning. Her company’s clients ranged from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of New Mexico and the MIND Institute, to international organizations. After her successful 15 year stint as a management consultant, Rebecca found that the level of personal responsibility required for organizations to actually create their visions were better served using the Avatar techniques.
How many of us, in times of frustration, have asked: “Why me? How come I don’t have more money? Why am I in the hospital with kidney stones? How come I have such a hard time in relationships? Why are we trashing our garden? Why did my good friend just die?” And in times of bounty: “Why do I get to live in a peaceful environment when so many don’t? How come I got to go to college…have health care…eat good food…etc.?” Who are we asking, what are our underlying assumptions, and how can we pursue them with loving inquiry and action?
Jeff Hood has been questing ever since his big brother got a bike for Christmas and he didn’t. He discovered early on that the outside answers were rarely satisfying, and has found a soulful pursuit to be ultimately rewarding.
Peter DeBenedittis dreams big dreams. He’s started businesses, traveled the country educating for prevention, traveled the world to learn spirituality & visit sacred sites, & ran for Governor of New Mexico.
After months of darkness and depression to end 2018, Peter has come to understand that 2019 is about being presented with the dank fears of our unconscious programming and choosing to co-create the world of light, love and joy each of us longs for — in spite of the incessant advertisements for financial collapse, environmental destruction and human abuses that abound. Peter will share his story of how he embodied this realization and discuss how he’s connecting to the highest frequencies of others also physically manifesting a Golden Age we can experience on Earth without leaving our beautiful bodies.