The art of Denise Kester comes through her, informing her as it co-creates with a life and an intelligence of its own. A well-known artist and teacher in the Rogue Valley, Oregon, she has tapped into the source of creativity in her inner dream life, which is populated by a host of characters that speak to and guide her art – crows, bears, rabbits, blue monkeys, mythical beings and more. She shares some of the processes that inspire her art for all of us to enhance our own creativity. Her website is drawingonthedream.com, and her book, Drawing On The Dream, can be ordered here.
Do you sometimes prefer listening to a book rather than reading it? Chapter 11 of Change Within, Change the World, read by author Battenberg, is a sequel to the previous podcast by Nancy Battenberg. Even if you've already read the book, enjoy the fresh experience of listening.
Nancy Jones talks about discovering what really matters, what’s the point of ones life. As a mother of four, she’s been an English teacher, writer and a coach to guide students in writing their college entrance essays. Using the essay as a catalyst for uncovering what deeply matters to them, she elicits their true passion. Now she’s asking herself those same questions as she prepares for “empty nest” and for listeners to find their own purpose and value in life. Her blogs, read by over 25,000 people worldwide, are posted on boardmothers.blogspot.com.
Known as Uncle Gerry on Music Together (musictogether.com/unclegerry), Gerry Dignan weaves tales of his many adventures in teaching and sharing music. He gives hope to all that music is a universal language that creates community, pulling us together in song. Rather than being a skill that some are good at and others not so good, he describes music as a natural, birthright belonging to us all from birth. He flows easily between word and song to open our hearts to this universal language of connection.
As amateur archeologist and shaman, Delia Chilgren uses her lawyer analytical skills to find patterns in layers of history. She weaves many stories into describing their many digs and discoveries, from caves in France to cenotes in Guatemala to the medieval Hammam of Aghmat in Morocco which her group discovered. Originally built in the late 10th century, it is one of the oldest and largest in all of western Islam.
Want more time? Dr. Jean Houston (jeanhouston.com) explores with us the miraculous possibilities of transforming time, sharing secrets about using the malleability of time to expand our potential. Internationally known for her work in the field of human capacities and a true Renaissance woman, she takes a fresh approach to the question of Time itself, demonstrating valuable techniques to help us usher in a new year and a new decade. She has authored over 30 books, including my favorites, Jump Time, The Possible Human, A Mythic Life: Learning to Live Our Greater Story, and Mystical Dogs.
Carole Zickell describes her process to gain perspective on a depressing series of life changes. Using the four levels of the physical, psycho-historic, mythic and spiritual, she says we all resonate with stories that parallel our lives. We can use these stories to lift us to a larger purpose. She describes her parallel with the mythic story of Innana, Goddess Queen of Heaven and Earth, who went into the underworld for her sister. Carol’s love of human capacities and learning as a teacher gives her the depth to tackle this complex subject.
As author, poet and brain balancing coach, Jo Anna Shaw founded Mind-Body Coaching®, using Educational Kinesiology®, Brain Gym® and Reiki to target specific difficulties in clients to overcome their life, learning or behavior challenges. Since 1993, Jo Anna has been watching miracles happen in every balance. Her book is entitled “Design and Live the Life YOU Love: A Guide for Living in Your Power and Fulfilling Your Purpose” with a foreword by Paul and Gail Dennison, founders of Educational Kinesiology and Brain Gym. This self-empowering resource combines poetry, memoir lessons and brain-balancing activities to guide the reader to mine solutions at crossroad moments to confidently move forward in their lives. Visit www.joannashaw.net to learn more.
Dr. Judith Annette Milburn explores the journey of self-awareness, balancing the many parts of our self, both conscious and unconscious, to integrate and accept all the opposite parts of our persona with full acceptance of who we are. She is a licensed psychologist in CA and OR, having been the first to study stress and law enforcement, with the LA County Sheriff’s Department.
A recent out-of-body experience (OBE) while in the hospital left Dr. Chavanna King with indescribable joy. Knowing we are more than our 3D bodies, she turned to a holistic approach and left her medical career. Now she works with clients by using her intuitive ability to connect with super-consciousness. Hear Dr. Chavanna King talk about paranormal experiences as a gateway to spirituality. Her website is chavannaking.com.