A look inside the body at how fear works, how to find it, and how to resolve the resistance around it. Many say that fear is the opposite of love. Sometimes it’s a reaction to love. Can we control our fears? Can we even know our fear? Here’s a brief glimpse into why we are the way we are, and a few things we can do about it. Sometimes it’s the programming that is based on hidden fear that is the greatest obstacle to growth and freedom.
Chaz grew up in a Catholic family of seven with three brothers and one sister. If that wasn’t enough to create blocked emotions, his eleven year old younger brother Peter died of leukemia when Chaz was thirteen. His parents both started drinking too much, as good Irish Catholics do when grieving. His parents later divorced when he was in college. These experiences led Dr. Schatzle to study natural healing methods and got him started on a 33 year career as a chiropractor.
In his talk, he shares a recent experience which encouraged him to create his talk on releasing blocked emotions. He would like to thank The Celebration and Swami Beyondananda for nudging him in this direction. Chaz has been a member of The Celebration since 1992.
Do you have repetitive mundane moments in your life that feel like the old movie Groundhog Day? Have you ever wondered about how you might transform those moments from “oh no – here I go again” to holy moments? This Sunday Nicolaas Bollen and Judith Stevens will share how they’ve charged their perspectives to have more of those transformed moments. Each will give examples of perspective changers they’ve applied in their lives. Judith will share a new technique she’s been experimenting with to form tiny new habits.
Nicolaas is an artist, philosopher and musician. See his artwork at artnicolaas.com and read his philosophy on his Facebook page All-One-Nism. Judith Stevens is an ally to people with developmental disabilities, a poet and writer.
Shelley is a replant rather than a transplant! She was born and raised in NM but lived on Kauai for 20 years and has replanted herself in Santa Fe for the past 15 years. She has been married to Jeremy for 18 years and she has two sons: Zeb 26, and Sam almost 15. She has delighted us many times here at The Celebration with her voice! She talks about being a recovering perfectionist, her “don’t leave home without it-attitude of gratitude,” and how making conscious choices now, based on reprogramming and/or reframing, profoundly affect how she sees, experiences and participates in her life and the world. She’s also said, “its good to have a plan, but better to be flexible!”
Master Mingtong Gu joyfully and skillfully translates the ancient teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong for modern times. He founded The Chi Center, a beautiful 79 acre resort near Santa Fe, New Mexico, to bring Qigong wisdom to benefit others. He shares his personal story as well as the experience of working with tens of thousands of students for healing and awakening though this ancient wisdom of Qigong. He guides a simple and profound Sound Healing Meditation for emotional transformation. Master Gu explores how these ancient practices can benefit us personally and collectively at any age, including conscious aging. Read more
At one time, our distant ancestors honored the natural world as sacred. Now, it seems that many live in a way that is superficial and profane, centered primarily around work, technology, and commerce. Somehow we have lost sight of the miracle of life which surrounds us. How can we regain a feeling of awe and reverence for the beauty and power of the natural world?
Cynthia shares some of her journey moving from the notion of a God “out there” to a God within–within nature, within us even, permeating the Universe in both immense and intricate ways. How can we live in a way that honors and celebrates the Sacredness of Life? Can we begin to better protect and heal the world through our reverence and fierce love for it? Can the world be changed by loving it more? These are the questions Cynthia has been asking, feeling, and living.
Cynthia is an interfaith minister, a writer, and a lover of this world. Her passion is to help heal this planet by inspiring people to act with courage, kindness, and fierce love. You can find out more at www.cynthiagreb.com
We live in a loud and distracting world, where silence is increasingly difficult to come by. How many moments each day do you spend in total silence? The answer is probably very few. In a noisy world filled with the sounds of traffic, talking, television, social media, and piped-in music everywhere we go, silence can feel foreign and threatening. In the artificial environments created to distract, how do we go about finding and exploring Silence? ChrisTina has learned of the power of silence from some of the most unlikely teachers. Read more
As we enter a new year and a new decade, let’s give ourselves the gift of time to tend our inner fire and consider the New Story that wants to be told through us, on behalf of our individual wholeness and in praise of our beautiful world.
Gail Larsen is celebrating a birthday that is asking for a new story of elderhood and contribution. Her fascination with stories resulted in her book Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the World, Tell a Better Story (Random House & Brilliance Audio). She supports change artists and Holy Fools from around the world in mining their life experience to bring messages of inspiration and healing to their audiences. www.realspeaking.com
Harriette is a gifted speaker, an evolutionist, the author of “Crimes of the Spirit” and “The Divine Bitch Handbook”, a mother, grandmother, and an all around wise woman. One of the greatest joys for her is being a part of the Celebration community and the tribe that she participates with daily. Evolving together is the code for the New Earth.
In today’s super-competitive news markets, we are bombarded with the most sensationalized negative input imaginable. More divisiveness is heavily promoted. However, there is tons of good news too. Much is right with the world, although you might not ever expect that. Noticing the good is good for our souls and for the world.