John’s many years in the Village of Pilar have allowed him the time and process to undergo a soulful transformation in his shamanic journey on ancient Apache lands surrounded by breathtaking nature. Prior to this, John was a game developer, 3D animator, film maker and musician in Austin, as well as a 30+ year practicing Buddhist, lecturer, presenter, artist and writer. He has been involved with The Robot Group, where he won awards for his robotic inventions, participated in World Science Fiction Conventions and was an artist lead for a microsoft game studio. John also facilitated a “What the Bleep Do We Know” discussion group where he learned about IONS and became involved in community outreach.
Rebecca Skeele, author, wisdom teacher and mentor is in the business of co creating ‘heaven on earth’.
Heaven is not a destination, Rebecca states. Heaven is a radical choice. Choosing ‘heaven’ is to live your life in a different reality – a different way than most people. Instead of sleep walking through each day or chasing after those ‘bright shiny objects’ that the world tells us we need in order to be successful and have it all together, your Heaven asks you: “What do you truly want? What will give your life meaning and fulfillment? How will you serve yourself and others by living in the world from greater loving, kindness, compassion and joy?” She shares stories from her life that prompted her to write her first book, ‘You can Make It Heaven: How to Enrich Your Life with Abundance and Loving’. For more info about Rebecca: www.RebeccaESkeele.com
A certified Senior Fine Art Appraiser for 46 years, Bernard Ewell has an international practice as the leading expert on the art of Salvador Dalí and the detection of fakes and forgeries. He provides expert witness services to federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies in court cases and prosecutions. In the process, he has become an authority on con men and women & the games they play in the art and other personal property markets. He is the author of the award-winning book, Artful Dodgers: Fraud and Foolishness in the Art Market, has taught Valuation Law at five universities & given lectures from South Florida to the National Gallery in Beijing. He has been recognized as the arbiter of ethics and the Dean of Art Appraisers.
Using his upbringing and professional experience, he’ll be asking, “Ethics and morality; what’s so hard about that?”
Pauli Murphy was the youngest of 5 from a very loving, laughter-filled family in England. Like his 2 brothers, he experienced severe corporal punishments when sent away to a boarding school for 10 years at the age of just 7.
Stirred by Christopher’s aviation activities, he became a Qualified Helicopter & Gyroplane Instructor.
Shown Abraham by Christopher in 2004, and then finding Theo, Bashar, Kryon and others, Pauli’s journey of spiritual discovery has now led him to become a Certified Practitioner of Voice Channeling(another form of flying) after rigorous training with New Three University of California. Pauli has also been guided to create a series of illustrated stories for children aged 4 to 104, and “Rufus and The Flying Carpet” can be found on Amazon. This is his tale of ‘evolving’ in “The Old Country” – not actually ‘growing up’ – any more than his brother, Christopher!
Pauli’s website is: www.paulimurphy.com.
Loving yourself is not easy, but the benefits are well worth the effort. Loving yourself not only changes how you feel about yourself, but changes how you interact with others and improves your relationships.
Sharon Cheney is a psychic medium/soul reader, relationship coach, teacher and artist. She has been doing readings, counseling and teaching spiritual and personal growth classes internationally for over three decades. She is author of Love is the Answer, Your Soul: The Roadmap to Your Life, and Discover your Psychic Abilities. She has always had a sincere desire to help people and has been doing so since an early age.
Through poetry and story, Jeff will explore the nature of spiritual support and the part we humans play in creating the blessed lives we get to live here in the garden.
Jeff has lived in New Mexico for nearly 40 years. He is a graduate of Southwestern College. And has come to appreciate his angels through dreams, wilderness adventure, fatherhood, and loving friends.
Terry will share about her personal journey of discovery and healing through Functional Medicine. She is a Cultural Historian, Author, Director of the Trust for the Art of the West, and sole proprietor of McKay Ventures, a communications firm for the Fine Arts and beyond.
Joan Sotkin is a long-term member of The Celebration who is known for her insightful understanding of the connection between money and emotions and how family-of-origin experiences affect a person’s ability to succeed in business and financially. In this talk, she shares a different way of looking at personal growth and development.
Patricia Varga believes that creativity is a spiritual experience, & that spirituality is a creative experience.
For the last decade, she has worked with cancer & chronic pain patients, their family members & healthcare providers & has witnessed the power of creativity in the healing process. Her own experience with cancer, & the experiences of others, has taught her much about grace, gratitude, compassion & the power of the creative spirit. She believes the creative process uncovers & enhances the humanity in all of us & also encourages communication from the heart in a way that touches & changes people’s lives. Creativity heals. Read more
Will Sharon spent the first 13 years of his adult life working in clinical settings, first as a teacher on the childrens ward of a psychiatric hospital and then as a therapist at the VA. He left that profession and spent a few years as an actor and then a law school student along with being a waiter and bartender to make ends meet. A chance conversation with a friend led to a 35 year career in the corporate world in IT, real estate, risk management and advertising, along with some senior titles and perks, all of which ended on his 57th birthday when, for the first time in his life, he was fired. What followed was a decade of loss and suffering that coincided with tremendous creativity and curiosity. Today he’ll talk to us about that period of “fertile misery” and his experience that led to redemption.