Beauty All Around Us
“Beauty before me, beauty behind me, beauty all around me”—these words come from a Navaho prayer of gratitude, from a person who sees only beauty in the world.
Seeing beauty is not a passive act—it is an active and empowering deed. When you see beauty above all else, beauty will seek and find you—you begin to practice beauty. You transform the map you carry of reality, and which you most likely inherited from your parents when you were young. When your internal maps are filled with beauty, your outer world is likewise infused with splendor.
When you practice beauty, you have time in your life, because beauty takes you into the timeless. Beauty requires stillness, pausing, stopping in your tracks at the sight of the new blossom in the almond tree or the cactus flower that only blooms for one night. As you practice beauty you get to taste infinity and touch your own immortality. You will have time to laugh, time to meditate, time to help others.
Perceive beauty even when there seems to be only ugliness around you. When everyone else sees darkness, point out the flickering flame that lies hidden in the shadows. Let someone else explain why it will not last, why it is sure to fade with age, why it’s not as important as that mess just over there.
Bring beauty to every moment by smiling sincerely. Find something beautiful in every person you speak with, even if it is a difficult and challenging conversation. For example, instead of thinking of a coworker as an endless complainer who makes the workplace unbearable, we can perceive him from the level of hummingbird and recognize that he’s a perfect symbol of our need to learn how not to personalize other people’s unhappiness.
When he comes into our cubicle to tell us that we left out a detail in a report, insisting that the document is a disaster and he’ll have to rewrite it, we recognize that he’s our teacher. Remember what we’re meant to learn: not to overreact to criticism, not to become defensive, but to remain centered when others are upset or fuming. Then we can bring beauty to the moment by smiling.
Give others the gift of seeing the beauty within themselves and within every situation. Speak words of beauty, including the words “Thank you.” Bring flowers home. Say a gracious word to a colleague. Uplift a friend. You will experience greater happiness and wellbeing while transforming the world by bringing beauty and healing where there is ugliness, alleviating the suffering of others, and creating peace where there is conflict.
The sages discovered that creation is not complete, that on the seventh day the Great Spirit was not finished, and said, “I have created the butterflies and the whales and the eagles. Aren’t they beautiful? Now you keep at it.” By perceiving only beauty you are dreaming beauty into creation.
Warm Blessings,
Turn Your Passion for a Better World
Into a New Career!
The Four Winds Society is committed to empowering you to become an agent of transformation no matter where you are in the world. Whether you opt for our Online Energy Medicine Certification or our Residential Energy Medicine Certification, you will receive the same internationally recognized Gold Standard education. No other training gives you the latest advances in neuroscience and nutrition combined with ancient shamanic healing traditions, plus the skills and tools to establish a thriving practice.
Online Energy Medicine
Residential Energy Medicine – California

*Contact us to learn about our no-interest payment plans and special scholarships.

Join us this Spring in California for a New Advanced Class by Alberto and The Rites of the Munay-Ki open to all!!
With Ruby Parker, Four Winds Faculty
March 13-15, 2020
Offered tuition-free to all our students and graduates. Meet faculty, graduates, and fellow students in person. Work on your technical excellence under the guidance of Four Winds Senior Faculty, master the healing practices in your training, get feedback on your client cases, and join your Four Winds Ayllu in fire ceremonies. Open to FWS graduates and students only.
With Peter Bonaker, PhD, Four Winds Senior Faculty
March 15-20
Acquire advanced techniques for working with complex energy medicine issues including psycho-spiritual dynamics, past-life karmic dramas, intrusive spirit entities, psychic attack, and ancestral karma. Learn to differentiate what is part of your client’s unconscious and what are toxic environmental or spiritual energies. Discover advanced shamanic interventions and new mythic maps to healing. Open to FWS graduates and advanced students only.
With Karen Hoza, Four Winds Senior Faculty
March 15-20
These nine rites of initiation are energetic transmissions that transform and upgrade your luminous energy field, heal the wounds of the past and reinform your DNA, enabling you to grow a new body that ages, heals, and dies differently. Awaken your power to dream a new world into being and become a steward of the universe. Open to all.

With Alberto Villoldo, PhD, Four Winds Society Founder
March 21-26 
Discover how to bring the darkest shadows to the light, transform demons into allies and help clients who are caught in tangled psychic webs. Learn about the dangers and opportunities offered by extradimensional and intergalactic powers. You will gain tools that will be of value in your healing practice and everyday life. Open to FWS graduates and students only.

With Lynn Berryhill, Four Winds Senior Faculty
March 27-30, 2020
Explore the timeless realms accessible through journeying. Discover new ways to expand your knowledge and use of alternative spheres, and discover new places to work beyond your current experience. Learn how to access guides and resources that can enhance your personal wisdom as well as your work with clients. Open to FWS graduates and advanced students only. 
*Master-Level Certification elective class.
Receive a $200 discount when taking two advanced masters consecutively.

Exciting expeditions you will ONLY experience with the Four Winds Society!
Guided by Marcela Lobos
June 1-6, 2020

During this exclusive journey to the Amazon Rainforest, you’ll explore the hidden realms of shamanic awareness and work side-by-side with accomplished indigenous medicine men and women to learn shamanic cosmology and healing maps. Like the jungle jaguar, you will track a destiny for yourself, and craft an original story for the next chapter in your life.

Open to advanced students and by application only.
With Deva Premal, Miten, Manose, Marcela Lobos,
Dr. Alberto Villoldo and the Q’ero Shamans
June 7-14, 2020

LET GO INTO THE MYSTERY, AND RISE IN LOVE! Come into harmony with the original sound of the Universe in a feast of music and shamanic teachings. Explore the wisdom of the ancients in sacred temples in the clouds, sit in ceremony with medicine men and women, and receive the rites of initiation of the Earthkeeper. Return each evening to the splendid Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness to rest in luxury!
Guided by Alberto Villoldo, PhD
June 14-19, 2020

Participate in ceremonies and rites of initiation with shamans and prophecy keepers at sacred spaces high in the Andes. Mt. Pachatusan is the legendary protector of the Earthkeepers, the medicine men and women charged with the stewardship of all living beings on the Earth. In ceremonies at glacier lagoons we will receive the blessings of the ancient masters of this land, and we heal from the stories from our past. This rugged expedition includes extensive hiking at altitude and two nights of camping at 12,000 feet.
Group limited to 30 participants.
Open only to Via Illuminata participants, who will have acclimated to altitude.
Lake Titicaca, Peru and Bolivia With Four Winds Senior Faculty
Marcela Lobos and Tantric Yogini Monika Nataraj
June 15-22, 2020

Celebrate the divine feminine during the rare convergence of the Winter Solstice and the New Moon. This women-only expedition to lake Titicaca—the sea on top of the world—takes us to remote communities where we meet and stay with villagers who have only known their simple way of life. We will call on new life at the Temple of Fertility, and experience great healing at the Island of the Moon. Come experience the purity and transformative energy of these power places!
Group limited to 40 women
*Receive a $500 discount when you also form part of our Via Illuminata expedition

The Philosophy and Recipes of One Spirit Medicine - Chile
With Los Lobos Lodge Chefs and visits from Dr. Alberto Villoldo
August 7-17, 2020
Join the chefs of Los Lobos Lodge, Sanctuary & Spa for a unique opportunity to learn the philosophy and recipes from the One Spirit Medicine kitchen. You will prepare foods as you learn how the body disposes of toxins, including heavy metals, and discover how to combine nutritional supplements and brain superfoods to upgrade the body, clear brain fog, and eliminate toxins.
Alberto will join the group to present shamanic medicines, including homeopathic preparations of sacred plants used by shamans in the Amazon and Andes.
Open only to friends and members of the Four Winds Society.

This holiday season, gift yourself a week
of healing, renewal, and wisdom.
Join Alberto and Marcela at their private retreat center in Chile for our December Grow a New Body program. During this retreat, you will repair your brain and body, clear the imprints of disease from your luminous field, and recover parts of your essential self that were lost to trauma and stress.

Los Lobos Sanctuary, Chile
Kore program: December 4-11, 2019 and February 3-10, 2020
All Inclusive: January 4-11, January 13-20 and January 22-29, 2020
Contact us today to reserve your spot!