The next Sedona Weekend Intensive for Empowerment and Awakening will be held June 16-19 2016. Following the success of the March 2016 retreat, this powerful Weekend Intensive allows participants another chance to immerse themselves in coursework and experiential modules that cover a wide range of topics, from shamanic wisdom and land energies to sacred ceremonies and working with the elements, plus many more advanced courses for facilitators, healers and other wellness services practitioners who may want to expand their services and deepen their understanding of spiritual and energy practices.
During the retreat participants will explore and learn tools and practices for healthy relationships, chakra balancing, how to achieve a higher and stronger spiritual connection, tuning into and working with spiritual guides, practical tips for achieving and maintaining vibrant health, balancing the inner divine feminine & divine masculine, effective meditation practices and so much more.
The June retreat will be held once again in the spectacular Red Rocks and energy vortexes of Sedona, Arizona and includes 10 essential Courses for Empowerment and Awakening which provide fundamental tools and perspectives for living a balanced and vibrant life. This retreat is specifically designed to support people who are feeling off-balance, lost or frustrated in their lives and ready to make profound, lasting changes. Some of the workshops included are: “Clear, Balance and Awaken Your Chakras,” “Maintaining Healthy Conscious Relationships,” “Meditation Tools for Deeper Spiritual Connection,” “Maintaining Clear Boundaries,” “Balancing the Divine Feminine and Masculine Within” and “Vibrant Spiritual Nutrition.” The weekend intensive is packed with tools, practices and perspectives to provide mainstream audiences with simple applicable concepts for living an empowered, healthy and conscious life. With its healing vortexes and breathtaking beauty, people will find Sedona, Arizona to be the perfect backdrop for their soul-path adventures.
Those who’ve participated in the Sedona Weekend Intensive Retreat say they feel more peace of mind, focus, and even expanded consciousness from their weekend. The Retreat provides participants with tools for staying centered, finding authentic inspiration and experiencing greater clarity in their life. Participants leave with practical methods for integration and receive ongoing counseling support to address any challenges that may arise after the retreat and to mentor them in their process of implementing their newfound awareness into their everyday lives.
For those who are ready to go to the next level, Shamangelic Healing with Anahata Ananda offers a full range of private sessions to complement the group retreat experience. These alternative methods integrate mind, body and spirit in ways that mainstream approaches do not.
Shamanic Healer and Spiritual Counselor, Anahata Ananda, has trained extensively with gifted shamans, energy healers and spiritual teachers from around the world in order to artfully integrate the fields of spirituality, energy healing, self-empowerment, and shamanic teachings. Her client-base spans the globe with individuals from all walks of life who are seeking to heal and awaken to their fullest potential.
The Shamangelic Healing Center is based in Sedona, Arizona. It is nestled beneath Thunder Mountain, with 360 degrees of breathtaking views, and within walking distance to a medicine wheel and healing vortexes, making it the perfect setting for healing and expansion.
Inside, the retreat center’s calm and relaxed environment helps to engage all of the senses, making it easy to settle into a session. Clients seeking Spiritual awakening, transformational healing services, counseling, sacred land journeys or training courses may choose from a wide range of options that can be tailored for the ultimate personal experience.
For those unable to attend or come to Sedona, Shamangelic Healing offers a wide range of online courses for Personal Empowerment and Spiritual Awakening.
For detailed descriptions and a calendar of more upcoming retreats, workshops, courses, and all services offered by Anahata Ananda, visit http://shamangelichealing.com/
by Simon Warwick-Smith
What happens when a steadfast atheist dies and discovers he was wrong about life after death? Although he was a world famous futurist and a pioneering promoter of science fiction books and films, Forrest J Ackerman never believed in an afterlife of the soul, the spirit or the mind; nonetheless, he promised a few respected colleagues that, if when he passed he discovered he had been mistaken (which he sincerely doubted), then if it were possible, he would send messages from the beyond.
“Maybe I’ll drop you a line,” he told co-author Paul Davids.
Ackerman died in 2008, and since then, a compelling trove of scientific data has accumulated to prove that he continues to communicate with the living, primarily with Paul Davids, his longtime friend and former protégé. The first “line” showed up in 2009 after a tribute to the deceased. In life, Ackerman had been an editor of a popular magazine, and it seems that he altered a document using ink, while Davids was alone in his Santa Fe house. That’s how it began. And all indications are that Ackerman has been involved, post-mortem, with the surprising and inexplicable events that have intruded upon and baffled university scientists who agreed to study this case.
In a new book, An Atheist in Heaven, Davids and his co-author, Gary Schwartz, Ph.D., describe in hair-raising detail more than 100 incidents of Ackerman’s unusual and uncanny messages, many of which have defied both chemical and technological explanations.
Laying out details of almost 150 unexplained anomalies, including physical phenomena, synchronicities, Instrumental Trans-Communication (ITC) and studies with mediums related to these contacts from the hereafter, An Atheist in Heaven is a 514-page, decisive “monument” to afterlife evidence. It is sure to challenge skeptics, followers of afterlife research, and scientists who are experts in many fields, from psychology to chemistry.
Both Davids and Schwartz are renowned investigators and authors on the topic of unexplained phenomena. Davids is also well-known as the producer of films including Showtime’s Roswell, NBCUniversal’s The Sci-Fi Boys (the Saturn award winning story of how Forrest J Ackerman brought together the fan boys who became the leaders of contemporary sci-fi filmmaking), Jesus in India and a soon to be released feature documentary: Marilyn Monroe Declassified. And he has co-authored six books (1992-1993) continuing the Star Wars saga for Lucasfilm, and is one of the founders of the original Transformers TV series.
Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry and Surgery at the University of Arizona, Dr. Schwartz didn’t just take Davids’ word for the astounding series of contacts with the deceased Ackerman. At his Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health, Schwartz discovered that Ackerman’s messages were technologically measurable in ways that are part of new exploratory techniques, new breakthroughs in afterlife research. The book also includes the report of a three-year, in-depth chemical analysis of that first “line” that Ackerman dropped to Davids – the mysterious ink obliteration message that continues to mystify scientists. Further, it includes studies of state of the art sensors that are used with computer software to obtain responses from spirits, including the late Ackerman and others. (A Ph.D. from Harvard, Schwartz is also the author of The G.O.D. Experiments, The Afterlife Experiments, and The Sacred Promise.)
The Ackerman case has offered many testable challenges for laboratories at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), the College of New Jersey and the University of Arizona, resulting in numerous studies, reports and findings that are included in An Atheist in Heaven, along with Davids’ sworn testimony that his account is true.
Besides the scientific content, the book is also an extraordinary personal story of the relationship between the two men. As a teenager making amateur 8mm dinosaur and dragon films in the 1960’s, Davids met Ackerman, who at the time was a Hollywood sci-fi editor and the envy of everyone who wanted to write science fiction books or make sci-fi films; in fact, it is well established that Ackerman is the first person to coin the term “sci-fi.” His colossal collection of memorabilia from sci-fi and horror movies was called “The Fort Knox of Science Fiction” by Ray Bradbury.
Paul Davids said: “An Atheist in Heaven is about a remarkable man whom I knew and loved for more than fifty years, and who I believe has been sending me messages since he passed away. I have come to believe this based on precise and provable incidents that, as it turns out, challenge science and current theories and ideas about after death communication.”
The older professional took the young man under his wing, and continues to do so, after his death, even today! In 2013, Davids made a documentary film about his friendship with Ackerman and the extraordinary messages. The Life After Death Project was shown nationwide by NBC Universal and Syfy.
The Society for Psychical Research has written that this research and ongoing study of the Ackerman case is “an important contribution to the database of possible candidates for survival of bodily death.” And, the publisher of Skeptic magazine, Dr. Michael Shermer, who appears in The Life After Death Project, wrote that he respects Davids’ integrity and his honest search.
Shermer also wrote, in Scientific American in 2015, that it is the “convergence of evidence” from different sources that ultimately moves scientific understanding forward. The co-authors of An Atheist in Heaven conclude that the convergence of evidence of apparent post-mortem contact from Ackerman is both comprehensive and compelling, and that their accounts and the investigation moves scientific understanding forward.
Professor Charles Tart, Ph.D., the author of The End of Materialism: How Evidence of the Paranormal is Bringing Science and Spirit Together, said that this case is so complex and substantive that it required more than a documentary film. It had to become a book for the evidence based mind.
And Jay Siegel, Ph.D., former Chairman of the Chemistry Department of IUPUI and author of many forensic chemistry books for criminologists, states: “Sometimes there are circumstances which simply cannot be explained by our five senses or by all the tools of science, and I would say that this case falls into that category.”
The hardback book, An Atheist in Heaven, is available from New Leaf Distributing Company and also Amazon.com. Both companies also offer the DVD of The Life After Death Project, which is a 2-disc set of two feature documentary films.
by Sahvanna Arienta
As you probably already know, being a Lightworker is not just a gift, but a calling. This calling is something you have been chosen for and have chosen to fulfill. Before Lightworkers come to earth to live life in their physical body, they make a sacred agreement with their source creator to leave the higher planes of existence and come to earth as healers. These souls must reach a particular stage of enlightenment before they can incarnate here on earth and start their mission. Their mission is, always, to bring healing energy to the planet in some way, shape, or form. As a Lightworker yourself, you probably feel perpetually driven to help, to be of service, to spread your light energy. Lightworkers are heaven’s ambassadors on earth, different from what we know as angels but still from a higher place. These ambassadors make the ultimate sacrifice to come to earth—a harsh and sometimes cruel place—and many times these sensitive souls suffer much confusion and despair before they awaken to who they really are. Once they realize their purpose and are set on a course to complete their mission, they can find a wonderful balance between humanity and spirituality. This place of balance is not easy to find, however. Lightworkers are truly heart-centered beings, meaning that all they do is powered by the love energy that comes through the heart chakra, right in the center of the chest, the center of your being. Lightworkers draw upon and channel this love energy from the highest source of all, God.
To truly appreciate yourself and your gifts, you must first understand that your true essence is energetic, or nonphysical. This energy you are made of is transformed into a physical manifestation (that is, your human form) and informs everything you do and all you experience, including your relationships. Your physical body is just a temporary home for your spirit and the vehicle for your spirit to complete your work here on earth. The sensitive and distinctly complex soul of a Lightworker is unique and has specific needs and requirements to keep this energy (your spirit) healthy and vital.
Within your spiritual body are seven conduits that channel your energy and keep it moving in an orderly fashion. These channels are called chakras, which is a Sanskrit word for “wheel.” The seven chakras are energy centers and conduits through which energy flows. As their name implies, they move and rotate universal energy through our physical body and hence are very important for our spiritual and physical well-being. Here is a brief overview of the seven chakras and their placements, physical associations and purposes.
- The first chakra, located at the base of the spine, is called the root chakra. It is associated with the Earth plane and all things material. Our sense of security as well as our fears are stored here, as it keeps us grounded in the earth plane.
- The second chakra, also known as the sacral chakra, is located just below the navel, and is associated with sexuality and self-esteem. This is where both the masculine and the feminine energies are stored and merge together.
- The third chakra is located in the solar plexus and is essentially the will center. This is the place from which our will moves out into the world in order to manifest those things we are trying to create in our lives.
- The fourth chakra is located at the heart and is related to love. This is where the love energy of the universe cycles through us. Lightworkers channel all their healing powers through this sacred conduit.
- The fifth chakra is located at the throat, and is our channel for communication and the voice. Communicating ideas, concepts, and emotions and speaking for your authentic self comes via this chakra.
- The sixth chakra is located at the position of the third eye, and is related to sight, insight, and time. This chakra is the seat of intuition and psychic abilities.
- The seventh chakra, or the crown chakra, is located at the top of the head and is the point of connection to our source creator. Divine information comes via this chakra.
We will discuss each chakra and the part they play in relationships later. For now, we will begin by focusing on the one that is most sacred to the Lightworker, the fourth chakra or heart chakra.
The heart chakra
Because Lightworkers heal through the power of love, the heart chakra is their most sacred energy space. Many Lightworkers guard this space fiercely because it acts as the conduit for their healing gifts and the place from which they move out and do their work here on earth. Guarding it too closely can be a double-edged sword, however, because this chakra is also their means of connecting with other people. After all, all Lightworkers are human and need to have their emotional needs fulfilled, just as all other people do, in order to maintain the optimal balance of body, mind, and spirit. When the human needs are not met, their energetic side (which channels love through the fourth, or heart, chakra) is weakened, and its source of connection to others begins to close off. This can be quite the conundrum for a Lightworker, because the work they have come here to complete on a spiritual level must engage that very same conduit that is used to foster their connection with others and satisfy their need to be loved. What is a Lightworker to do?
What’s Love Got to Do With It?
The healing energy of love is where all the Lightworker’s healing gifts come from. Love energy comes in many forms, shapes, and sizes. Sometimes a Lightworker’s love of art and music brings beauty to the world, while another Lightworker can heal humanity simply by helping the needy. There are many ways the healing power of the love energy can be used to complete the Lightworker’s mission. The primary area in which love energy tends to create difficulties in a Lightworker’s life is in personal relationships. It is true that each Lightworker has a need to embrace a higher purpose and has come to earth on a sacred mission, but does this sacred mission have to come at the expense of true happiness for the Lightworker? Many times as a Lightworker you may forget that you are entitled to receive love and feel nurtured in return. In fact, loving and being loved—this mutual energetic exchange—is essential to completing your mission! A Lightworker cannot fulfill his or her sacred purpose without receiving love (light energy) in return. The energy exchange keeps an even, balanced ebb and flow of healthy fluidity constantly channeling through the love conduit, the heart chakra.
Sensitive Lightworkers can become so consumed by empathic emotions, energetic transmissions from others, and their innate need to be of service that they tend to overlook what is essential to their work: keeping their heart chakra open and flowing with perpetually renewed love energy. Without this healthy equilibrium, light energy is depleted, and toxic energy is in overload. When this happens, the Lightworker starts to shut down, and the heart chakra becomes hardened and closed off. Simply put, the heart chakra slams shut to protect itself. When the heart chakra goes into “lock-down” mode, it is impossible to accept love from others. It also blocks your ability to share the healing gifts you came to earth to share. When the Lightworker becomes overwhelmed with toxic energy, the human ego (or conscious mind) goes on a mad dash to seek out light energy sources, either in safe places that bring no spiritual growth, or, worse, in outright dangerous places. Many times such Lightworkers will find themselves trapped in unhappy relationships in which their authentic self becomes bogged down and buried with layer upon layer of darkness. This mad dash usually manifests in the form of multiple dysfunctional relationships, destructive behavioral patterns, and, sometimes, vicious cycles of abuse. Other Lightworkers take the safer route and isolate themselves entirely. Some find connection with animals—a safe source of love but one that cannot fulfill the need for human connection. In sum, any time love energy is not processed properly, the heart chakra will go into this “lock-down” mode, which in turn will prevent any type of personal relationship from developing in a healthy way.
When you get to a place where all you can do is give but never receive, all you’re doing is continually putting out love energy, further depleting your light energy, and blocking your healing gifts. When a Lightworker is blocked and trapped in a dysfunctional relationship or in a state of isolation, her feelings of self-worth diminish; she begins to interpret this feeling as proof that she is incapable of loving or of being loved. This puts her in the precarious and vulnerable situation of being abused or manipulated by others who are prone to exploit someone who is so susceptible. Then the Lightworker will actually feel guilty for being abused, because she “brought it on herself.” Lightworkers take on the blame or responsibility for the abuse because their need to heal and be of service is not being fulfilled. Lightworkers will sacrifice their own wellbeing without a thought in order to please everyone and keep the peace. Many times these beautiful, gentle souls have little awareness of how to help themselves in these situations because their inner calling to help others takes precedence over everything else. This is by no means a personality defect, and it doesn’t mean you are weak or somehow defective. Quite the opposite! It just means you need to develop an awareness of your sacred role and how it factors into your total being, which includes both the human and the spiritual side.
An Energetic Sponge
Many Lightworkers feel isolated and out of sync with others and when it comes to developing healthy personal relationships; in this sense their own gifts actually become a hindrance. Empathy is a powerful force for the Lightworker. Although it is a healing gift at times it can wreak havoc in your personal life if you let it. The empathetic Lightworker will actually attract and be attracted to the wounded. Why would someone want to attract a wounded partner? Because of an inner need to heal humanity, which, again, comes from a place not of this earth. Lightworkers come from a higher place where pain and suffering do not exist. The earth plane is heavy with dark energy and needs these soldiers of the light to keep it in balance. Yes, you have a sacred purpose to heal the wounded, but without proper awareness you will actually take on the wounds as your own burden and try to shoulder the pain yourself. This is a mistake. It takes a lot of awareness to understand that these feelings of pain and energetic sicknesses are not yours, but belong to someone else. When you finally do recognize that you are acting as an energetic sponge, you can “wring out” all these emotions that you have absorbed unadvisedly and begin the process of cleansing.
Returning to Self-Love
The loss of self-esteem and self-worth and subsequent heartache that comes with these relationships is usually difficult to recover from for the Lightworker. Through it all they lose sight of what is authentically their own energy. Being so sensitive and empathic to everyone and everything around you can also open up an overwhelming flood of emotions, which may in turn put you in a downward spiral of self-loathing and low self-esteem. Particularly in personal relationships, your human need for validation is also involved. So this not only becomes a spiritual pain, but your humanity will also suffer. Spirits need no validation, but the human counterpart we all identify with needs the human connection to thrive. We see this in infants whose mothers do not bond with them properly. The babies fail to thrive properly and their development is stunted. Human connection is essential in everyone’s incarnation.
Healing practices to release this toxic energy and reopen your heart chakra will be discussed later, but it is a long and quite challenging process returning to that original state of self-love that you came to earth with. Uncovering the layers and layers of toxic energy that have caused heart chakra “lock-down” can be laborious and painful. However, doing the hard work of sorting out our energy and maintaining proper balance in our entire chakra system is needed to maintain spiritual and physical well-being. Many times this will mean excavating painful memories or experiences that you’d probably prefer to keep buried. But in order to cleanse and open up this sacred channel, the heart, the pain must be brought to the surface, embraced, and then processed to make room for light energy. Like peeling away the layers of an onion, you’re bound to shed some tears in the process. However, as you begin to get closer and closer to your true core, you will get to the place of self-love and authenticity that will enable you to open up and receive love from others in a healthy, constructive way. For those who have been trapped in cycles of unhealthy relationships and are locked down with toxic energy, it is important to begin as soon as possible. Sadly, rehabilitation may take several years or even decades without the proper awareness and guidance. If you are reading this and feel you have come to this unfortunate place, not to worry—we will discuss many ways to uncover the love in your heart and open you up once again.
If you constantly find yourself in toxic relationships, it’s likely that you are attracting one or more of the following types:
- Emotionally unavailable
- Physically unavailable (for example married or otherwise partnered, geographically undesirable)
- Passive aggressive
- Commitment phobic
- Abusive, emotionally or physically
- Afraid of intimacy
- Overly needy
- Overly jealous
If you feel you have been attracting partners with these traits, you may be a Lightworker in need of a new perspective on relationships and, most of all, on your authentic self. Read on and we will discuss how you can be safe from the vulnerable position of being in the “lock-down” mode that comes with loving and coexisting with these types. In the next chapters we will discuss how to avoid attracting or being attracted to these types of people and how to gain mastery of our Lightworker role and achieve happiness as a human being.
EXCERPT FROM: Lightworker Relationships: Creating Lasting and Healthy Bonds as an Empath
BY SAHVANNA ARIENTA
© Sahvanna Arienta. Excerpt is printed with permission of the publisher New Page Books. ISBN: 978-1632650252 List Price: US $15.99.
About the Author
Sahvanna Arienta is an internationally known psychic advisor, spiritual counselor, bestselling author, and teacher. She teaches workshops and is a frequent media guest and the founder and creator of Soul’s Journey Radio.
Quietly and steadily in recent years, with little media fanfare yet growing momentum, psychic readings have gone mainstream. And now high-profile celebrities are adding their voices to the enthusiastic chorus of those who regularly benefit from psychic guidance.
Tori Spelling, the new spokeswoman for Psychic Source, the most respected psychic service since 1989, is the latest celebrated public figure to share her personal stories about the mental, emotional and spiritual benefits she gains by consulting professional psychics.
In a new video released on the Psychic Source website, Ms. Spelling, widely known as a successful actress, producer and entrepreneur, says reaching out to psychic advisors “helps with the guidance of focusing my energy…towards my goals and what I want to accomplish.” Listing the many topics she discusses with psychics, including career, love, family, and connecting with loved ones who have passed, Ms. Spelling says that consulting Psychic Source Advisors has helped her get “reassurance and guidance” and has been a real “confidence booster.”
The new video is part of the Psychic Source-Tori Spelling partnership, which will include television and radio ads as well as online promotions and special Psychic Source offers. Most importantly, according to Psychic Source Marketing Director, Maryanne Fiedler, “Ms. Spelling will share her experiences and enthusiasm for psychic readings with the hundreds of thousands of fans who know and love her.”
For her part, Ms. Spelling returns the love she gets from her fans and from Psychic Source. “I love Psychic Source and I trust them,” she says in the video. “I’ve had such great readings that have blown me away.”
The video is available at PsychicSource.com/sTORI.
For media inquiries contact Ms. Fiedler at Maryanne (at) psychicsource (dot) com or (215) 953-8568.
Watch a Tori Spelling video below for more information about Psychic readings.
About Psychic Source:
Founded in 1989, Psychic Source is the nation’s oldest and most respected psychic service. Psychic Source’s advisors are experts in astrology, horoscopes, numerology, tarot cards, clairvoyant readings, and many other psychic disciplines. Psychic Source believes in its community of authentic Psychics and stands behind the authentic psychic readings they deliver to clients. Visit them online at http://www.psychicsource.com.
About Tori Spelling:
Tori Spelling is a versatile actress, producer, author, designer, and entrepreneur, perhaps best known for her starring role as Donna Martin on the hit television series “Beverly Hills, 90210” (10 seasons) and her New York Times best-selling memoirs. Spelling’s acting and producing careers span television, film, and theater, including most recently Lifetime’s docu-series “True Tori” and several series produced with her husband Dean McDermott. Topping off her acting and writing accomplishments is Spelling’s design talent, showcased in the 2012 party advice book CelebraTORI, in her clothing line, “Little Maven,” for infants and toddlers, and in her DIY fashion jewelry line, “Styled by Tori Spelling.” Spelling writes about her interests and experiences juggling life, love, style and family in her online magazine and community “ediTORIal by Tori Spelling” (http://www.ToriSpelling.com).