According to an ancient Chinese proverb, “In every crisis, there’s opportunity.” As individuals as well as members of our community and our country, the coronavirus crisis has given us a rare opportunity and a tremendous challenge. Bruce Berlin explores the valuable opportunities and challenges we face at this time in history. He will also address how we might meet them and various possible outcomes that could result. A retired, public sector ethics attorney, Bruce Berlin is a life-long Buddhist meditation practitioner. He is the author of “Breaking Big Money’s Grip on America” (See breakingbigmoneysgrip.com.), the founder of New Mexicans for Money Out of Politics, a former U.S. Institute of Peace fellow, and the founder and former executive director of The Trinity Forum for International Security and Conflict Resolution. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Mark shares about what Anastasia and these books have done for him, tens of millions of others, and the well-being of our species and world ecology.
Mark Landau has spent fifty-six years working on himself, others and the world. He has developed several of his own healing modalities and meditations, written seven books, many songs and, most recently, discovered the greatest redemptive, evolutionary transformers of his life in Anastasia and the Ringing Cedars books.
For more, see mark-landau.com.
In this presentation, we hear from local nurse leader Keith Carlson. Keith uses metaphor & myth to bring to light novel ways to consider, approach, & individually & collectively triumph over adversity, including the COVID-19 pandemic currently disrupting every aspect of human life. He offers his own perspective on these life-altering events, holding out hope that we can use our loving hearts & keen minds to conquer our fears & use cooperation, community-mindedness, & symbiosis towards creating a better future for all.
Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC is a nurse, career coach, writer/journalist, podcaster, motivational speaker, & award-winning nurse blogger. His empowering messages reach thousands of nurses & healthcare professionals worldwide. He can be found on social media, NurseKeith.com, & his podcast, The Nurse Keith Show. He lives in Santa Fe with his wife, the writer & story coach Mary Rives, & their adorable & remarkably intelligent cat, George.
It’s the backseat refrain of every child on a long car trip, but it’s also the perennial silent query in many adults’ minds as we go through life. Have I arrived? Am I done? Is the toothpick coming out clean? Goal-setting became popular in the 1960s and continues to influence Americans’ daily lives, sometimes to good ends, but also sometimes to our detriment. How has goal-setting (and presumably goal-reaching) affected your life? Are you “there” yet?
Rev. Hollis Walker is an interfaith minister, spiritual director and board-certified chaplain who reads voraciously and asks a lot of questions—mostly of herself, but also of those in her milieu. She’s been a writer, art curator, radio personality, as well as a pathology laboratory technician. And only one began as a goal. Guess which?
“The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change.” – William Arthur Ward.
Daylight Savings Time arrives today, March 8th. It is a perfect time for each of us to use the added light to guide our way as we enter a new cycle and Spring is ahead. We have an opportunity to shake off winter and march forward into being more of our authentic selves.
Rev. Dr. Duchess Dale began as a Practitioner at the Agape Church of Religious Science with Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, where she was the co-founder and Director of the Animal Kinship Ministry. She came to Santa Fe three years ago to serve as the Spiritual Director for the Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living. She loves to write. Her first book, How May I Love You Today?, was published in 2009, and she continues to be a regular contributor to Inner Visions Magazine as well as Science of Mind Magazine.
Kristine Baker has spoken at The Celebration in the past, often sharing stories from her journey in life. Her talk will include a story and lessons of her past year from the sudden death of a friend to inheriting a little chihuahua, resulting in Kristine making major life changes. It is said that a crowded mind cannot think as clearly or effortlessly as one that is kept free of complexity and confusion. Through discovering the art of surrender, these changes have led Kristine to the greatest joys of her life.
Kristine has been on her spiritual path since she was 22, enjoying relationships with the people she has met along the way. Mentors, friends, co-workers, family and students have always been Kristine’s classroom in moving from intellectual ‘Hell’ to seeing and being in a ‘Heaven on Earth.’
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!”