A Deeper Journey with Sher Safran and Guest: don Oscar Miro-Quesada, Author of Lessons In Courage

Join Sher on A Deeper Journey with Don Oscar Miro-Quesada, who originated the Pachakuti Mesa tradition of cross-cultural shamanism and is the visionary founder of The Heart of the Healer (THOTH) Foundation.

Don Oscar Miro-Quesada is a respected kamasqa curandero and altomisayoq adept from Peru and has been guiding cross-cultural ethno-spiritual apprenticeship expeditions to sacred sites of the world since 1986, with special emphasis on Peru and Bolivia. He has been a popular faculty member at numerous U.S. colleges and universities, and his works and programs have been featured on CNN, Univision, A&E, and the Discovery Channel.

To learn more about Oscar Miro-Quesada, visit his website: http://heartofthehealer.org/about-don-oscar-miro-quesada/

A Deeper Journey with Sher Safran and Guest: Randy Spelling, Author of Unlimiting You

Randy Spelling, born and raised in Los Angeles in a Hollywood family, joins Sher in A Deeper Journey into the deep exploration of self-discovery and living our purpose.

Growing up quickly and in the spotlight, Randy learned through experience how to be fulfilled from the inside out, not the outside in.  This nurtured a fascination with psychology, human behavior, emotions, relationships, health and spirituality and set him on the path to helping others find fulfillment from the inside out. 

Randy is an ICF Certified Life Coach.  He has a keen ability as an Intuitive Life Coach, Motivational SpeakerWriter and Spiritual Facilitator.  Randy provides relationship coachingspiritual coaching and career coaching. He works with clients and groups all over the world in discovering who they are and utilizing their own unique gifts to express themselves.

Randy has been called a gentle and powerful leader who encourages people to look within to find meaning and purpose in life.  Although, anything to do with food and experiencing new things are some of Randy’s biggest joys in life, his favorite moments are the moments of connection.  He says that when he can be a part of watching someone realize how truly special they are, there is nothing more enjoyable than that.

As a Life Coach, Randy Spelling loves working with people in the Portland area, (where he lives with his wife and two daughters), and in Los Angeles, CA on his many trips to the city, and with clients from all over the world, by phone or Skype. He especially enjoys facilitating groups and leading workshops.

Randy loves being a family man, traveling, hiking, being outdoors and laughing a lot.

To learn more about Randy, visit his website: http://www.randyspelling.com/

A Deeper Journey with Sher Safran and Guest: Dr. Amit Goswami, Author of Quantum Economics

Theoretical Quantum Physicist, Dr. Amit Goswami, joins Sher on A Deeper Journey into the world of the Economics of Consciousness as described in his latest book: Quantum Economics: Unlocking the Power of an Economics of Consciousness.

Theoretical Quantum Physicist Dr. Amit Goswami is a retired full professor from the University of Oregon’s Department of Physics where he served from 1968 to 1997. He is a pioneer of the new paradigm of science called “science within consciousness,” an idea he explicated in his seminal book, The Self-Aware Universe, where he also solved the quantum measurement problem elucidating the famous observer effect.

Goswami has written several other popular books based on his research on quantum physics and consciousness. In The Visionary Window, he demonstrates how science and spirituality can be integrated.  In Physics of the Soul, Goswami develops a theory of survival after death and reincarnation. In The Quantum Doctor, Goswami seeks to integrate both conventional and alternative medicine. In Creative Evolution, Goswami presents a resolution between Darwinism and the intelligent design of life. In God is Not Dead, Goswami demonstrates that not only are science and religion compatible but that quantum physics proves the existence of God. In Quantum Creativity: Think Quantum, Be Creative, Goswami explains all facets of creativity—its definition, the quantum thinking it entails, and what is required to be creative. Most interestingly, Goswami says, “Every human being has creative potential, and grasping the quantum process—do-be-do-be-do—will help everyone to explore his or her creative potential.”

In his most recent book, Quantum Economics: Unleashing the Power of an Economics of Consciousness(May 2015) Goswami focuses on critical issues for a new paradigm in economics and business for the twenty-first century, touching upon the stability and sustainability of the economy and leadership, as well as creativity and ethics in business. 

In his private life, Goswami is a practitioner of spirituality and transformation. He calls himself a quantum activist. He appeared in the film What the Bleep Do We Know!? and its sequel Down the Rabbit Hole as well as the documentaries Dalai Lama Renaissance and the award winning The Quantum Activist.

To learn more, visit Dr. Goswami’s website: http://www.amitgoswami.org/

Conscious Conversations with Marianne Marlow and Guest: Dr. Lewis on The Compassion of Boundaries

Join Marianne Marlow, Psychotherapist and Relationship Specialist for an hour of Conscious Conversation with Dr. Lewis on the Compassion of Boundaries.

drlewisheadshot_300xDr. Lewis is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Nationally Board Certified working with Adults and Adolescents who desire a more effective approach to life and its many challenges. Dr. Lewis has a PhD in Health Psychology. Her dissertation explored successful healthy weight maintenance among formerly obese weight cyclers. With an emphasis on Health and Wellness, her clients find a strength based approached to life’s challenges positive and empowering. Her practice is located in Bellevue, Washington.

With over 10 years working with clients as a Counselor, Dr. Lewis has had the opportunity to work in educational and medical settings, both inpatient and outpatient. The overarching theme of impaired health combined with excessive life demands has developed a commitment to work with clients in managing both areas more effectively so that both areas are easier to manage. Over 15 years in the private sector working in high conflict, high stress environments was an excellent training ground to understand the negative long term mental and physical effects of chronic stress.

She has developed groups and workshops related to managing stress and depression.

Dr. Lewis is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. Integrating complementary methodologies and techniques, a highly personalized approach is tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

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A Deeper Journey with Sher Safran and Guest: Dr. Joyce Hawkes, Author of Resonance

Join Sher on A Deeper Journey with Dr. Joyce Hawkes, an award-winning scientist and author who survived a Near Death Experience, returning with a remarkable gift for healing, as related in her books: Cell-Level Healing and Resonance.

Joyce Hawkes’ work has spanned nearly forty years, half of them in solid scientific research in cellular biology, and half in healing practices, many of them grounded in indigenous healing traditions. She spent 20 years researching the extraordinary resiliency of cells under siege from environmental pollutants, was a postdoctoral Fellow with the National Institutes of Health, a supervisory research biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service (a division of NOAA), and published scholarly research. In scientific conferences as a presenter she conversed and collaborated with distinguished colleagues from all over the world before she discovered this phenomenon she calls cell-level healing. In her early days as a graduate student and later in the work of completing her doctorate as a cell biologist and biophysicist, she studied cells using the most sophisticated tool in existence for that purpose: the electron microscope. The electron microscope, invented in about 1945, weighs one ton, works on 100,000 volts of electricity and has the capacity to magnify the inner life of the cell up to one million times. At that magnification, secrets of cells have emerged that had eluded scientists for centuries. Dr. Hawkes worked on that exciting frontier of scientific exploration.  Her research was honored by election to the American Association for the Advancement of Science as a Fellow, a position she currently maintain.

Joyce’s life took a surprising twist after a near death experience triggered by a fluke accident at home. She recovered quickly, but soon found herself drawn in a different way to the study of cells and the internal mechanisms for healing.  Increasingly attuned to the healing power of mind, body and spirit in concert, eventually she left the formal laboratory with its advanced instruments, to study health and healing with indigenous healers around the globe, from tropical forests to black-sand beaches — the most low-tech settings imaginable. In the midst of these travels and studies she also completed a Master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry at Seattle University, a Jesuit school, and interned with the First Baptist Church of Seattle. The broad range of studies and subsequent deep understanding of Western and Eastern theology and healing traditions has supported her personal journey and has helped her keep a welcome mat open to all.

 Joyce’s intention was to find ways to use the natural resonance between cells and consciousness to enrich our everyday health and help repair our bodies when they are injured or ill. Her twin passions for studying both science and spirit drew Joyce into this expanded field of exploration and practice. These extraordinary opportunities, particularly with indigenous healers in the vast world of non-Western practices such as Bali, the hinterlands of the Philippines, and southern India opened an experience of new dimensions of spiritual and healing practices and opened her to the powerful effects of healing states of mind. 

 Not called upon solely in times of illness, the daily attention to spiritual practice—from very simple to more elaborate rituals—were considered essential to maintain vitality, keep the body renewed, and to support robust health. This has proven an additional dimension to these practices: that of emotional well being and the ability to help others.

In addition, the combination of science and work with non-Western healers has opened a rather unique path that applies to Hawkes’ writing and keynote presentations in conferences. This is a particularly rich time to share the wisdom of these experiences and apply them to practices that support health, as evidenced by continued invitations to speak and teach workshops.

Her schedule has been busy over the years with keynote presentations, seminars and workshops.  She has recently returned from Montreal where she was a keynote presenter for the 41st annual International Institute for Integral Human Sciences Conference. Dr. Hawkes has presented for the Canadian Energy Psychology Conference in Toronto and Victoria, for NICABM in Hilton Head, and at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY.  She was a solo guest of the Sun Valley Wellness Institute to present a 3-day intensive course on cell-level healing. Joyce also presented a keynote for a Healing Touch conference of nurses in San Diego. She regularly teaches in the Bahamas at the Sivananda Yoga Retreat Center.  Her private practice is busy, and her clients live all over the world. She works with them in person in her Seattle office, by telephone and by Skype with those in England, Australia, Poland, New Zealand, Spain, Canada and across the US.

Hawkes’ first book, Cell-Level Healing: The Bridge from Soul to Cell was published in 2006 by Simon and Schuster through its Beyond Words Division. It continues its mission to reach people for healing with seven foreign editions and a paper-back edition released in June, 2011. Her latest book, Resonance: Nine Practices for Harmonious Health and Vitality was released by Hay House in April of 2013. She also has a TEDx talk with 137,000 views.