The Flute as Sound Medicine – Free Event

The Healing Power of Sound Medicine can help you navigate difficult times

Did you know that the flute can be a tool for mindfulness, inner peace, and heart-guided ways of being?

Anthropological records note the flute as the oldest known musical instrument, dating back 43,000 years — the earliest version made of bird bone and found in a cave in Germany.

In these times of uncertainty and unrest, we too can turn to the flute as a tool to help us feel the Beloved, as our life-breath, move through us… and to help our grief, fears, and pain move through and out of us as well.

On Saturday, June 27, author and music therapist Christine Stevens will help you discover the flute as one of the most accessible instruments to play. For sound healing, self-expression, mindfulness, prayer, breathwork, connection to nature and Spirit, and personal transformation.

You can register for The Flute as Sound Medicine to Open Your Heart & Expand Your World: A Tool for Transformation, Self-Expression & Prayer, here!

During this highly experiential hour, you’ll:

  • Discover the flute as a tool for moving stuck emotions and opening to your natural breath and the flow of the present moment
  • Receive a flute meditation to connect you to your heart and a new story for your life and our world during these transformational times
  • Participate in a flute and drum ceremony by placing your intentions into a prayer pillow for humanity
  • Discover how the flute has a 5-note scale inspired by birdsong, can play no wrong notes, and connects us with lunar/feminine and solar/masculine energies
  • Enjoy a musical tour of flutes from Bali, Ireland, and Iraq, and including a Native American double flute
  • Be guided in a Musical Tree Experience for feeling into the power of the drum to ground us and the flute to uplift us


Open your heart and expand your world through the transformative power of the flute

The holes in the flute, like our wounds, can become an entry to a “new song”. A new way of being as we consider. Self-discoveries that have arisen during these difficult times.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to experience the healing power of the flute and gain inspiration for your new song!

No musical experience — or flute — is necessary… just a willingness to open to spontaneous feelings of liberation, joy, and self-expression…

You can RSVP for free here!

In The Flute as Sound Medicine to Open Your Heart & Expand Your World: A Tool for Transformation, Self-Expression & Prayer, you’ll have the opportunity to feel how playing the flute can help you move stuck emotions, uplift and relax you, connect you with nature and Spirit, and provide a joyous vehicle for self-expression.

We hope you’re able to catch the event as scheduled… however, if you register and miss it, you’ll receive a downloadable recording as soon as it’s available.


Be sure to check our other FREE Online Events & Workshops for self improvement and empowerment!

 

 


The Shift Network aim’s to create a sustainable, peaceful, healthy and prosperous world.

We hold a vision where everyone’s basic needs met while living in peace. The very best in all of us is expressed and humanity’s full creative potential is set free.

Our intention is to share the very best in personal and societal transformation. So that together we’re shifting the way we do things on this planet. Step by step we are creating a beautiful world that works for all.

A network of inspired hearts, awakened minds, and dedicated souls.



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Enjoy the Little Things

Jada Venia Light Box Insert – Enjoy the Little Things – Dandelions

Appreciating the little things in life involves focusing our attention on what is pleasurable, nurturing, and sustaining in our lives and away from those events that are annoying, frustrating, or hurtful. It means practicing gratitude for those everyday things that are easy to take for granted or miss altogether.


Choose from a variety of Light Box inserts for our Inspirational Accent Lamp. Together is the best place to be. Each light box and quote insert is sold separately. The light box insert measures 9 3/4″ x 7 1/2″.

    • This item accompanies a Jada Venia Inspirational Light Box.
  • Enjoy the Little Things.
  • Each light box and quote insert is sold separately.
  • The light box insert measures 9 3/4″ x 7 1/2″.


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Music Medicine for Your Soul

Liberate Your Spirit Through Nature’s Four Elements

  • Rhythm: The element of Earth, medicine for the Body
  • Melody: The element of Fire, medicine for our Hearts
  • Harmony: The element of Water, medicine for the Soul
  • Silence: The element of Air, medicine for our Mind

Experience music as medicine to release stuck energies or emotions

We’ve all experienced how music and sound quickly shift our mood, emotions, and energy.

Music can ignite a memory… liberate stuck emotions and energies… and uncover our innate inner attunement — getting us out of our own way so we can reharmonize with our soul’s truest desires.

Nature holds the same powers to help us heal…

Music inspired by the elements of Earth (rhythm), Water (harmony), Fire (melody), and Air (silence), awakens our primal wisdom, deepens our intuition, and harmonizes our essence with Nature’s energies. We see the world more artistically and beautifully.

On Wednesday, February 12, author, speaker, drummer, and music therapist Christine Stevens will share the healing balm of both nature and music — healing sounds inspired by the four elements and created with various instruments, including the drum — in a FREE video event: Music Medicine for Your Soul: Sound Healing With the 4 Elements of Nature.

During this highly experiential hour, you’ll:

  • Receive and express sound as medicine for the body, heart, mind, and soul — feeling into the vibration of what’s needed right now
  • Discover the Music Medicine Wheel as an experiential map for liberating stuck emotions, embodying inner attunement, and connecting with the Divine Creative Impulse
  • Understand how sound creates altered states of consciousness used by shamans and Indigenous cultures — all documented by modern science
  • Experience toning (sounding with your voice) to quickly draw you into a resonance that accelerates your personal mastery
  • Experience a healing sound bath comprised of the sounds of nature’s elements
  • Learn how to use vibration to identify where your body needs healing and tuning in the moment


This music as medicine will be shared with you as a calming sound bath to deeply relax you and guide you to the places in your body where you may be holding stuck energies or emotions — helping you liberate them so you can come home to yourself.

Discover how using your voice (toning) can accelerate your personal mastery

No musical experience — drum or other instrument — is necessary to enjoy this hour… just a willingness to open to healing sounds and spontaneous feelings of liberation, joy, and self-expression!

In Music Medicine for Your Soul: Sound Healing With the 4 Elements of Nature, you’ll discover how the healing vibrations of sound can release dormant energy, reduce stress, boost creativity, help you overcome an illness, and even provide a common healing source for building community.

We hope you’re able to catch the event as scheduled… however, if you register and miss it, you’ll receive a downloadable recording as soon as it’s available.


The Shift Network aim’s to create a sustainable, peaceful, healthy and prosperous world.

We hold a vision where, not only are everyone’s basic needs met while living in peace, but the very best in all of us is expressed and humanity’s full creative potential is set free.

Our intention is to share the very best in personal and societal transformation, so that together, step by step, we’re shifting the way we do things on this planet and creating a beautiful world that works for all.

A network of inspired hearts, awakened minds, and dedicated souls.



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Discover the True Nature of Grace

Enjoy an opportunity to learn from one of the most respected spiritual teachers of our time with this free gift

Ever feel like life is working against you?

Your car breaks down in traffic.

Someone trolled your well-crafted post on social media.

Your partner left their dishes in the sink…again.

Any of these can cause frustration not only with other people, but with the universe itself. But what if you stop focusing on the challenges and instead, notice the thousands of ways that life serves and uplifts you every day?

In Falling into Grace, one of his most renowned and best-selling works, Adyashanti explains how you can come to appreciate and cherish these moments of synchronicity. For a limited time, we’re pleased to offer a free audio teaching from Falling into Grace.

Register for Your Free Teaching

With Adyashanti’s guidance, we hope you will discover for yourself just how full of grace life really is!

We have some exciting things in store with Adyashanti. Get your free teaching today and be the first one to learn about our upcoming journey!



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Inspiration: 27 Vital Aspects of Breath

Have you ever paused to consider how amazing your breath is? Here’s a list of some inspirational aspects of breath. (The word inspiration itself means to breathe.) Some might already be familiar to you. You may feel drawn to appreciate some more than others. Devoting close attention to any one will lead to all the others. It’s all there – in a breath.

1  Present-ness

My mind wanders. My thoughts drift off. Sometimes, I could drown in regret, lost reviewing the past. Meanwhile, my breath is always precisely in the present moment.

2  Happiness

When we drop our worries and hurries, we can fully connect with our aliveness. Breathing with this joy on our lips, we learn a deeper, more enduring happiness. It’s our birthright. Conscious breathing can be a great relief, having nothing else to do but be – and a reminder there are enough simple reasons for happiness in this present moment.

3  Leadership

I’m a follower of my breath. Following my breath can tell me volumes about how I’m feeling and what I’m thinking; where I am and where I need to go in my life. When I notice my mind has wandered – I simply draw attention back to my breath.

4  Constant Companion

Since my birth, no one and no thing has been as close to me, without fail, rain or shine, as my breath. No sensation has been as familiar to me. When I follow my breath, I feel myself coming home, where I’ve always belonged.

5  Best Friendship

Ultimately, no one may love me as much as I do. To remain faithful to my part of the relationship, I pay utmost attention to my breath. Sometimes, I need to take time for us to get to know each other better.

6  Relational

I say, “my breath,” but I could b breathing in your out-breath. The simple implication of breath’s merging of within and around can dramatically shift my perspective.

7  Inspirational

We have many muses in our creative life. They may take the form of rituals, people, or substances. My primary inspiration is breath.

8  Nature

Through my breath, I observe my connection to Nature and her processes. The in-and-out of breath mirrors the natural cycles – the tides, the sun and moon, life and death.

9  Slowness

Nature reminds me to slow down, since my observation reveals how slowness tends to predominate our surroundings. Paying attention to breathing, it tends to deepen and slow, of its own, naturally. Living in a culture addicted to an ever-accelerating pace, slowness can feel like salvation.

10 Calm

Paying attention to breath allows it become as deep as it wishes to be. When I feel my belly soften and breath grow deep, my vestigial instincts of flight-fright-or-fight have gone away: less stress! I am aware of how calm I feel.

11  Solidity

Without calm, my strength can dissipate, disperse, and scatter. Without calm, I cannot engage in gentle inquiry into the nature of self and reality. My reserve of calm assures my presence has solidity, even in emergency. I can show up, and be present when I show up.

12  Silent

Paying attention, I notice breath is slower than thought. Nor does it obey the restrictive patterns of verbal language. I pay close attention to each quiet breath, from beginning, middle, and end – and with a blank space, in between. This silence is not blind.

13  Anonymity

My breath is totally unconcerned whether or not I am up with latest fashion, or what I look like. I don’t need to cultivate an identity. Breath accepts as I am. In that complete acceptance, I could be nobody – or anybody. This is anonymity is a passport to the undomesticated world of the wild.

14  Impermanence

Breath is a living example of the impermanence of all things – a reminder of the importance of flow. You can never breathe the same breath twice.

15  Focus of Awareness

Meditating, I could focus on sound, which is also ever-present, but I like breath best.

16  Emotional Self-Regulation

Being intimate with how a breath arises, manifests, then falls away is a transferable skill, applicable to emotions and thoughts. These too arise, take form, and pass. Besides my recognizing they’re impermanent, it’s great to also be able to catch negative thought forms and destructive feelings at their inception – before they’ve pulled us along by the nose – learning to step away from their pull on us, understand them, and heal and transform their energies.

17  Direct

Breath isn’t symbolic nor abstract. There’s no need to look behind breath, searching for hidden meaning. Beyond anyone else’s words or labels, connecting with breath is to see for one’s self, through direct experience.

18  Intentionality

Wanting to change my behavior – my thoughts, my words, and my deeds – conscious breathing is wonderful training. To be conscious of just one breath immediately sets intention into motion. Conscious breath provides a space where I can consider how to respond, rather than react.

19  Universal

Like the wind that encircles the planet, breath is everywhere. It knows no religious denominations, national boundaries, ethnic differences, or social classes. Languages vary but they all tend to point to the vital connection to life of breath.

20  Vital

Mindful of breath, I return my attention to the fountain of life. Dead people don’t breathe. Many languages equate our personal breath with a connection to something greater than ourselves.

21  Centering

Shunryu Suzuki Roshi once likened breath to a hinge between mind and body. In present-moment awareness of breath, my body and mind find each other. In the vital spaciousness of breath, body mind spirit can align as one.

22  Interconnection

Scientists tell me my breath nourishes the green world of vegetation, and vegetation nourishes my breath. I know, first-hand, such interdependent interconnection of all things through my breath. I can feel how body conditions mind … mind conditions body … breath conditions both.

23  Letting Go

Breathing out teaches me a central lesson: letting go. I can’t breathe in without breathing out.

24  Ineffable

Breath is invisible. It has no color, no shape. It’s invisible. Breath – like mind, like life – is ineffable.

25  Selflessness

Breathing out, I let my exhalation simply fall away from my body, as if as far as to the horizon. Then I wait. I am as still as a hunter waiting for a deer. I don’t summon it, nor try to will it into existence. My next breath comes, nevertheless. As if of itself. Without fixed identity, lacking any separateness, empty of ownership. In this, it is perfectly open to anything and everything, as limitless as a big clear sky. Selfless.

26  Prayer

Mindful breathing can be a form of prayer.

27  Engaged

Breath can’t be confined to a monastery. It’s actively engaged in the world.


Gary GachGary Gach hosts Zen Mindfulness Fellowship weekly in San Francisco, since 2009. He’s author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buddhism and editor of What Book!? ~ Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop. His most recent book is PAUSE   BREATHE   SMILE ~ Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Is Not Enough. This brings mindfulness full-circle, back to its roots as a spiritual as well as secular path for complete awakening. It’s available in both paperback and as an audio book. His work has also appeared in over 150 periodicals and a couple dozen anthologies, including The Christian Science Monitor, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Huffington Post, In These Times, Language for a New Century, The Nation, The New Yorker, Technicians of the Sacred, andYoga Journal. 

Pause, Breathe, Smile by Gary Gach
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Heal Summit – Deepak Chopra

Why do you hold the beliefs that you do? Deepak Chopra reminds us that emotional trauma is the beginning of so many diseases and that it is up to us to become witnesses to our own inner workings.

Creating a Body That Heals Itself

During the Hay House HEAL Summit Day 7 presentations, Lessons on Healing Spontaneously, Deepak Chopra presents “Creating a Body That Heals Itself”

In this eye-opening lesson, Deepak Chopra, M.D., draws a scientific bridge between modern medicine and Eastern mysticism, delivering a rare understanding of your most basic nature, the origins of disease, and the keys you have right now to heal your body.

 

 

Go here to reserve your spot:  HEAL Summit

You’ll learn how to heal your gut in weeks (even after antibiotics), train your nervous system to relax, even heal mental illness.

Plus, it’s free to attend and you can choose to watch by high-definition video or listen to the audio option when you’re on the go.

Each of the 18 lessons in this Summit is packed with healing wisdom that was gained over a lifetime by each of these experts.

You’ll learn so much about your body and your health, and each day features a different topic and experts.

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