When Judy was young she heard her ‘witness’ voice. It said, “There is another way of living, of being. There is more to this life than you are participating with now. All the pain you are feeling now is coming from thoughts that you are listening to & believing. These thoughts activate negative feelings that create a vicious cycle. Discover who you really are.” From that time, her journey became about listening deeply & uncovering the cause of these destructive thoughts & feelings, especially the role the body plays in being real and present & aligning to life’s wisdom. Dr. Judy is Director of the Scher Center for Well Being in Santa Fe since 1992. She is a writer, keynote speaker, transformational catalyst, meditation teacher, & chiropractor for over 3 decades as well as an international instructor of Network Spinal Analysis for 27 years. For more information go to www.schercenter.com.
After surviving a near fatal motorcycle accident at age 20, Dr. Shaye’s life took an abrupt turn. He left his home in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Monroe, LA to work on his undergraduate and masters degrees.
In 1973, while working on his chiropractic doctorate, he attended a workshop on psychic diagnosis, intent on disproving the technique. After attending the workshop, Dr. Shaye found to his surprise that he, too, could read and diagnose by sensing energy fields. This led him to the Edgar Cayce Book, “There Is A River,” at which time he became convinced of the existence of spirit. Spiritual matters then became the most important part of his life and his knowledge of reading energy fields has grown with the years. Later, through inner guidance, he discovered that he could “channel” energy to treat people’s spines, without physical contact. Besides operating the Shaye Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Shaye has been lecturing on healing, wellness and dreams, both in the US and other countries.
Jeff Hood has been making love to our planet since running barefoot over a hot beach to the enveloping ocean as a kid. He’s kept it up as an ecstatic skier, hiker and river runner; dreamer and poet and defender of what he acknowledges as the only truly unconditional love relationship conceivable in life. He plans to share a few poems and stories in celebration of that love.
In loving all of our natural selves, we create a new relationship with fear, who we are beyond the physical body. While exploring these subjects, Travis, aka ‘Natural’ will speak about his journey from businessman to Minister and will also be sharing his inspirational poetry from his recently published book.
Natural is a Peace Love and Unity mobile emissary of light. Shortly after awakening in 2006, Natural chose to leave Clarion University for a path he felt could impact more people. He began a path dedicated to self empowering and educating himself that continues to this day. Throughout his studies, Natural realized it would be best for his inner development to live a plant-based lifestyle. Read more
My artistic talent was recognized early by my Father but barely encouraged. Refusing to acknowledge my scholastic achievements, discouraging me from a college education in the sciences, he sent me to a junior college where he chose fine arts, suitable for a girl, as my course of study. His sexism and dismissal of my intelligence and my inability to stand up for myself, ultimately led to my art becoming my pathway to the Divine. I have lived my own life by my own design since graduating from college. My artistic pursuits have always come first and making a living was always in support of creative freedom. I have painted signs, designed wearable art, built my own house, created a successful sheet steel sculptural art business, had notoriety as a fine artist and was blessed with inspiration to create Psychic Soul Portraiture for the last 29 years. www.soulface.net
Every human being has the right to inhabit their body in a way that they choose. Survivors of trauma often describe their bodies as “minefields of horrible memories.” Amber will talk about her work of 20 years as a Dance Movement Therapist, Somatic Psychotherapist and Continuum teacher with survivors of torture, war, political violence and other human rights abuses and violations.
Amber Elizabeth Lynn Gray was, in her father’s words, born “dancing and fighting.” A lifetime of dance and travel to explore movement and dance-based community and healing traditions, and wild and remote places, has contributed to her passion for, and belief in, movement as life. Amber believes that every human being’s birthright is embodiment; her years of travel include time spent working and living in low intensity conflict, post conflict and active conflict zones, exposing her to the harsh realities of human rights abuses and political violence. In her work as a somatic psychotherapist she has pioneered the use of dance and movement therapies as a restorative process for survivors of extreme interpersonal trauma.
David Bedrick, J.D., is a speaker, counselor, and attorney. He spent 8 years on the faculty of the University of Phoenix and is currently on the faculty of the Process Work Institute. He speaks on topics of social justice, depth psychology, body wisdom, dreaming, and shame. His second book was just published: Revisioning Activism: Bringing Depth, Dialogue, and Diversity to Individual and Social Change.
Though the urge to come was there for years, Jim Ballard didn’t arrive in NM until 2011. Thanks to a dear friend, Villanueva became home. He soon wrote friends that he felt like he was waking up for the first time in 73 years. Thus began a spiritual journey, challenging & wonderful, the likes of which he would never have imagined, his remaining list of life-lessons checked off one by one. As he stumbled up hill, whatever he needed was always there: High Self suggested uses of sound, movement & visualization, meditation practices & the necessary people & situations. His last, & hardest-to-get lesson was that of self-care. He’s become its cheerleader, realizing how difficult it can be for any of us, offering workshops & a soon-to-be monthly gathering focused on this. Jim’s childhood involvement with music has evolved into the spiritually-oriented improvised music & healing sound work he does today.
Robert Francis Mudman Johnson has been an artist, poet, counselor/playologist and a classic underachiever, for over 40 years. As a country we hate our shadow and so we keep running away from it and we keep repeating our problems until The Merry Trumpsters come upon us. We would probably be much happier if we celebrated our lives and grieved our deaths before we actually die, or as I believe, go towards the great mystery. I’m lucky I’m going to live forever, so far so good! Or as Woody Allen said “He didn’t mind death so much, he just didn’t want to be there when it happened.” So let’s be playful with finding our “music from within” and finding our soul’s purpose and who we are, before we go anywhere else.
Moving to Santa Fe late December 2014 from her native Southern California challenged Ann’s faith in ways she could not have foreseen…a soulful journey she will share in her talk. Family and friends – some in trouble, transition and or struggling with illness would no longer be in close proximity. And then there was the issue of trying to fit the contents of a lifetime and a house twice the size into a beautiful but small adobe. Letting go and surrender took on an entirely new relevance.
Admittedly an Incurable Enthusiast, Rev. Ann Rea brings her sense of wonder & exuberance for life to her family, friends, work and community. Her talks and workshops reflect her intention to be of support and service, empowering everyone to fully realize their own inherent Greatness. Read more