Michael Guzzio was born in Buffalo, NY and grew up in Las Vegas, NV. He moved to Albuquerque in 1990 to help start a local church and ministry training center where he served as a youth pastor and assistant pastor as well as an itinerant minister in the US, UK, and Mexico. Through several life changing experiences, Michael’s world view began to transform and he became interested in the Shamanic path. In 2005, Michael became an apprentice of Maestra Delia Tamez. He completed an in-depth apprenticeship in platicas, limpias, temazcales, fire guardian, 7-sacred stones, sacred songs/chants and is quite knowledgeable in earth-based rituals and ceremonies. Michael incorporates aspects of his Sicilian heritage in his healing path and Shamanic practice. Read more
What is anger and why is it so toxic? Why does anger seem to hang around, sometimes for days, weeks, months, years? Is anger actually useful? What is Awakened anger? And what can we do about it if we have some? Doug talks about how anger is dealt with from an Awakening Coaching standpoint.
Doug has been working in the field of Awakening for many years, is also a Living Essence Counselor (the forerunner of Awakening Coaching,) and writes for Lightworkers World and Spiritual Wisdom magazines. He provides a safe, confidential environment in which the deepest facets of life may be freely explored and the hidden blocks and subtle sabotages we all suffer may be found and liberated.
Our path this life has brilliant twists and turns. Some paths we walk along gracefully, meeting each challenge in curiosity and peace. On other paths we hear the roar of our inner Godzilla. Do we run for cover? Do we amp up our mantras? Or do we try to tame her? Let’s look at the in’s and out’s of how our deep spiritual patterns affect our goals.
Rev. Michelle Renee is the Founding Director of the Center for Psychic Healing. She trains intuitive healers to hear the call of their knowing and to act on it. She offers private sessions as a Clairvoyant Reader and Intuitive Bodyworker and has been in practice for 26 years. She and her son recently relocated from Cape Cod and they are thrilled to be here! Michelle loves sharing story as a Guest Minister and within story slams! She finds they are the perfect jolt to her creativity and the only ones time allows her, as a single mom and former actor, to dive into her love for storytelling.
The 13th century mystic poet Rumi speaks to living on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons for–and answers to– the big questions our world and our lives are asking. Gail accepted our invitation to speak in the spirit of The Celebration’s call to share our individual spiritual journeys. She reveals the personal yearnings, churnings, and learnings that are arising as she asks her big questions, many about releasing the current form of things and trusting that a deeper wisdom knows a better way.
Gail Larsen has done a lot of stuff that has created a reasonably impressive resume, but which she does not want to define her as she listens to the call of her own soul to new worlds and creative expression. She has the privilege of working with people from around the world from whom she has learned as much as she has taught.
For over 1,000 years, pilgrims have been walking the Camino de Santiago. Rather than being one single path, the Camino, or the Way of Saint James, is actually a network of pilgrimage routes across Europe which all culminate in the city of Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. In 2018 over 300,000 people completed the Camino and in 2019 there will be even more. Why do so many people describe the Camino as an unforgettable, life-changing experience?
For many years, Virginia knew she would one day walk the Camino de Santiago. That time finally came this spring, and she completed the Camino in June. She shares some of the beauty, mystery, and blessings she received… and which continue to unfold.
Virginia is a retired hospice nurse, and as music coordinator and pianist, is delighted to have been playing music at The Celebration since 1995.
Tara grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico in a family passionate about serving the community. After spending close to 18 years developing a career in Business Management she decided to listen to her heart and follow in her families footsteps. She left her career and started a new adventure with Youth Shelters and Family Services. She has been participating in ending youth homelessness since August of 2018 and continues to be an ally and advocate for the homeless youth of Santa Fe. She is dedicated to finding and assisting youth through street outreach and feels this to be her area of expertise. She shares a glimpse of what youth homelessness looks like, street outreach and how the City of Santa Fe rallies together to end youth homelessness along side of Youth Shelters and Family Services.
In her spare time she enjoys watching live music, tending to a plethora of house plants and spending quality time with her partner and pups!
My love for my gongs and their magic have become a necessary element to my life not only as a person, but as an Artist. Their music is now a part of who I am and what I do. As I make friends with these incredible healing instruments, I am always intrigued by the new sounds. It was because of my own search for healing as I fought cancer that the gongs came to me. I connected with them from their very first sound, as if the sound of the gong were an old friend. The gongs, I feel, are my medicine to absorb, and now it is my medicine to share.
I begin my meditations with a 3000 year old Japanese prayer, The Amatsu Norito. Many years ago, when I learned this prayer, I was told that it raises the spiritual vibration around you. The gongs follow this prayer, allowing for the alchemy of sound to vibrate through you as you listen to the gongs primordial sounds. You can find more information at www.alchemyofsound.net.
The short version of how an ex Jewish atheist became aware that he was a spiritual healer. In 1980, through inner guidance and dreams, he discovered he could send healing to treat people without physical contact. He shares how hard this was to accept, but finally gave in and said, “God, you win.” He has learned from sensitives that he was a conduit for spiritual healing which is seen by some psychics as a golden light flowing from his hands and surrounding the person’s body during diagnosis and treatment. Initially he only worked with the spine but has since discovered that he could treat a host of ailments., both physical, emotional and mental.
When most young men become fathers, they are basically clueless as to what that means and how to go about doing it. Their only “training” comes from observing their own father and deciding whether they want to be like him or definitely not be like him. David relates what he learned from his father, his experiences of being a father, and how he continued to practice variations of fatherhood until he felt that he had some idea of how to do it right.
As much as our culture is obsessed with death–in movies, on TV, in books, in video games–we avoid talking about or contemplating our own deaths at almost any cost. Then, when confronted with our own mortality, our suffering is enormous. What if we could die more easily, “Die Wise,” as the author Stephen Jenkinson says? Hollis Walker would like to persuade everyone to make friends with the idea of their own death and perhaps live more vitally and less fearfully.
Rev. Hollis Walker’s first career was in journalism. At age 52, she went to seminary to become an interfaith minister. She is a board-certified chaplain and has worked in hospice, hospital, and nursing home settings. She offers support groups and counseling, especially to those in grief, and continues to write and edit, coach individual writers, and teach writing groups.