What’s Clogging Your Flow?
 
Our lives are like flowing rivers: When we try to control their course, we merely flail about until we’re swept under waters heavy with silt—the toxic residue of our psychological and karmic wounding. We swallow it, and it chokes us, leaving us thirsting for a clean, clear stream to help us thrive.
 
We have no idea how to stop—or even clean up—the flow. That is, we continue to attract people and situations that mirror our toxicity. We find that the angrier we are, the more we have to be angry about. The more abandoned we feel, the more we’re attracted to others who abandon those they care about.
 
We fight the current, but none of our struggling helps us in the slightest. We’re eventually left with nothing living in our river: no dreams, no hopes, no love, no passion, and no self-respect. And our waters fail to nurture anything on our shores, leaving us in a dead zone where nothing around us flourishes.
 
It’s time to recognize the origin of those polluting elements and shut off the source.
 
Western psychology tells us that we must install sewage treatment plants and filtration systems to make our water drinkable. For the Earthkeepers, nothing could be further from the truth: They believe that the river cleans itself once we start feeding it crystalline water rather than pumping in poisons. Then we can go with the flow wherever it takes us, trusting that the river knows where our best destination lies. Once our waters flow clean, we don’t have to search for our destiny; it’s been there all along, waiting for us to turn our river into a stream of nourishment and passion.
 
When you start pouring beauty into your river, you’ll find that the waters become clearer every day. For example, the people who used to push your buttons will drift away—when you meet someone who would have irritated you in the past, you’ll feel no desire to engage in battle with them. Likewise, you’ll lose interest in venting and be unmotivated to whip up anger or outrage. The situations that you once found overwhelmingly depressing or infuriating will simply become situations. You won’t judge them as good or bad, or empowering or crippling, because you’ll know that facts are always in a state of flux, even when it looks as if they’re static. You’ll remember that your life will arrange itself to mirror your healthy, unpolluted condition.
 
To practice beauty, you must give up the ugly stories in which someone is a victim and someone else is the perpetrator. You must stop feeling like everyone and everything is coming up short of your expectations. You must let go of cynicism and apathy and find hope and possibility in all people and situations.
 
This is especially hard to do in a culture that values clever expressions of cynicism and declares that ugliness is truth, and the truth is ugly. A culture where talk show hosts, politicians, pundits, and bloggers revel in their ability to expose the “truth” that no one can be trusted, there’s nothing to believe in, and all of our heroes are actually fools and frauds. Soon we find ourselves thinking this way, too, finding conspiracies everywhere.

Practicing beauty means recognizing what is pure and of value in every situation and every person. It means that even when your neighbor has done you wrong and is full of venom, you still love him as yourself, for you see in him the potential for being a better person and the part that was once a loving child. You may have to squint very, very hard to discover beauty amid the ugliness, but it is always there, in every human.
 
The moment you choose to see beauty is the moment you empower yourself to rise above the ugliness and let go of all that is clogging your river.
Don’t miss our annual retreat for women
 
The beauty and mystery of women intersects with the alchemy of the elements and plants in this powerful journey of transformation and celebration, led by Marcela Lobos and Lisa Kock
 
Held at Los Lobos Lodge Sanctuary & Spa in Chile, the Woman’s Medicine Journey is an unforgettable expedition to the depths of your being. Join us to release the old and fly with radiant new wings.
 
Los Lobos Lodge Sanctuary & Spa
September 22-October 2

Special event: Find Your Flow!
 
This event is so popular, it’s already sold out at the Basel, Switzerland, Musical Theater. However, you can pre-order the livestream now and view the entire weekend convention anywhere in the world, plus own the recordings to see again and again at your leisure!
 
Watch prominent speakers such as Bruce Lipton, Alberto Villoldo, Neale Donald Walsh, and many others discuss exciting ways to get more out of life than you ever imagined possible. Find your Flow! is a special invitation for you to take time to open yourself to something spectacular happening in your life. Don’t miss this inspiring event. In today’s troubled world, we all need to find our flow.
 
Musical Theater Basel - Switzerland
Hosted by Basler Psi-Verein
September 28-29, 2019

Register now for inspiring workshops this Fall
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health - Stockbridge, Massachusetts
October 18-20, 2019
 
The ancient shamans of South America mastered a path of power and wisdom they called One Spirit Medicine. In this groundbreaking workshop, medical anthropologist, shaman, and bestselling author Alberto Villoldo, PhD, teaches you the shamanic practices, superfoods, and supplements you need to experience One Spirit Medicine—and turn on dormant systems that enable you to grow a new body.
Omega Institute - Rhinebeck, New York
October 25-27, 2019
 
Join the Q’ero shamans of Peru with Alberto Villoldo and Marcela Lobos to experience ancient traditions and wisdom teachings seldom shared with the outside world. Become a part of the evolution of the human spirit and discover the unlimited power of healing in The Great Shamanic Initiation as you usher in a new destiny for yourself and the world.
September 27-29    
 
It is a gift and privilege to help others die with dignity. In this 18-hour class you will learn the techniques to assist the dying in their ultimate journey of liberation, and how to teach others to assist in dying consciously. Registration is now open through the New York Open Center.
          
Advanced classes to sharpen your shamanic skills
with Alberto Villoldo
and the Q’ero shamans
October 20-25, 2019
with Peter Bonaker, PhD
October 21-26, 2019
with Ruby Parker
October 26-28, 2019
with Peter Bonaker, PhD
October 28-Nov 2, 2019
*Master-Level Certification elective class.
Receive a $200 discount when taking two advanced masters consecutively.

You CAN grow a new body!

Fully detox your body—and begin to grow a new body—in just one week during an exclusive Four Winds Society Grow a New Body program:
August 24 to 31, 2019;
September 2 to 9, 2019
October 14 to 21, 2019

November 3-10, 2019

December 7-14, 2019; 
February 3-10, 2020
January 4-11, 2020; 
January 22-29, 2020
With special guest, Dr. Mark Hyman 
January 13-20, 2020
Reserve your spot today!