Get to Know Your CYL Authors – Sunny Dawn Johnston

One our favorite and long time Speaker/Author at Celebrate Your Life is Sunny Dawn Johnston.  She has been a part of the Celebrate Your Life and Mishka Family for 8 years!

Sunny Dawn Johnston at CYL 2004

Originally Sunny Dawn was one of our Work Schorlarship staff who helped at the Celebrate Your Life conference.Sunny’s passion and knowledge got her on stage at Celebrate Your Life in 2007! She has been a part of the program ever since.

Sunny was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, spent the majority of her childhood growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah (living in a metaphysical household), and now resides in Glendale, Arizona with her husband, two children and two dogs. Her psychic abilities manifested themselves when she was a teenager and, after being a stay at home mom she began working full-time as a psychic and medium in 2000. Since that time, she has conducted thousands of readings for clients all around the world.

(from www.sunnydawnjohnston.com/bio/)

In December 2003, Sunny founded Sunlight Alliance, a spiritual teaching and healing center in Glendale, Arizona. She felt there needed to be a spiritual center where people could go for guidance and direction and to find a support system of like-minded people.

In 2004, Sunny began offering Spiritual Healing retreats in Sedona Az. At this time they are now in several locations, including foreign countries and are loved and blessed by many participants of all backgrounds.

In November 2012, Sunny will be a part of  Celebrate Your Life – 10th Anniversary in Sedona, AZ (www.CelebrateYourLifeSedona.org) where she and Kris Voelker will hold a workshop called: Invoking Your Archangels – To Heal Mind, Body, Soul.  Here’s a little description about the workshop:

You have powerful and loving guardian angels that want to help you create the life you desire and deserve. They are with you always and they are ready to communicate with you, if you will only ask and listen. In this workshop, Sunny will share with you a process she has created that uses the energy of the 7 Archangels to heal the heart from the inside out. This process can be used for relationships, addictions, self-esteem issues, disease, etc. She will teach you how to invoke the power of the Archangels to help transform your heart from a state of fear to a realization of the love that always exists within. Through a series of meditations, visualizations, music with soul musician Kris Voelker and hands on exercises, you will learn how to become aware of this unconditional loving energy that is surrounding and supporting you in all ways.

This workshop is based on her book “Invoking the Archangels” (available at www.sunnydawnjohnston.com and Amazon.com).  Here’s a trailer from YouTube:

We look forward to seeing her at CYL in November!

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Relive Celebrate Your Life! Here is Phoenix 2009!

We are only 57 days until Celebrate Your Life’s 10th Anniversary Sacred Pilgrimage and Celebration in Sedona, AZ (Nov 8-12). This will be a very different Celebrate Your Life!  Spiritual Gathering, Party, Communing with Nature!

Celebrate Your Life has created so much personal growth, love and friendships for thousands of people over the last 10 years.  So many oustanding, influential and loving authors/speakers have joined us to help us raise people’s spirits and lift their spiritual awareness.

Here’s a taste of the 2009 Celebrate Your Life held in Phoenix AZ.  The authors who joined us were: Wayne Dyer, Iyanla Vanzant, James Van Praagh, Gregg Braden, Sonia Choquette, Neale Donald Walsch, Byron Katie, Dr. Judith Orloff,  Debbie Ford, SARK, John Holland, Cheryl Richardson, Bruce Lipton, Alan Cohen, Michael Tamura, Sunny Dawn Johnston.  If you were there let us know what is your most fond memory?

From our YouTube Channel (CelebrateYourLifeCYL)

The Sacred Pilgrimage – Do We Really Have Pilgrims Coming?

From November 8-12, 2012, I plan on being a part of  the Celebrate Your Life 10th Anniversary, Sacred Pilgrimage. The event will host about 300 pilgrims through a weekend of spiritual self exploration, growth, learning and kinestetic experiences. Each person was also asked complete a sacred intention for the event.

As I think about what this weekend & what will be like, I asked myself, “What is a pilgrim and a pilgrimage” as it relates to this event?

I decided to break it all down by definition (from Dictionary.com):


pil·grim
 – noun
1. a person who journeys, especially a long distance, to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion: pilgrims to the Holy Land.
2. a traveler or wanderer, especially in a foreign place.
3. an original settler in a region.
4. ( initial capital letter ) one of the band of Puritans who founded the colony of Plymouth, Mass., in 1620.
5. a newcomer to a region or place, especially to the western U. S.

Of the over 200 people currently signed up for the event, only 5 from Sedona, so everyone else is traveling from a distance to get to this remote city in central Arizona.  So are the Sedonans pilgrims?

Over 30 live outside the U.S., definitely pilgrims. Plus anyone who has never been to Sedona  meets pilgrim definiton #5.

Looks like most folks meet the “pilgrim” definition.  How about meeting the “pilgrimage” criteria?

pil·grim·age – noun

1. a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion: a pilgrimage to Lourdes.
2. Islam . a. the Pilgrimage, hajj.  b. ʿumrah.
3. any long journey, especially one undertaken as a quest or for a votive purpose, as to pay homage: a pilgrimage to the grave of Shakespeare.

Hmmm, lots of folks (over 180 from outside AZ)  traveling some distances for this event.  Including their “sacred intention”, they would be making a “pilgrimage” as definition #3 states.  As for the folks from AZ, everyone is traveling and has a “sacred intention” = pilgrimage.  On top of that, the event is being held at the Enchantment Resort which is located within the Boynton Canyon Vortex!  This is powerful sacred ground to all who understand the spiritual significance of a “vortex”! Sacred place, check. Quest or votive purpose, check.  I think we are good here.

Well, I feel a whole lot better knowing that everyone attending meets the definition of “Pilgrimage”.  I still have to check on the Sedonans to see if the meet the “pilgrim” definition.  What do you think?

Thanks and Blessings,

Greg

Greg Drejza is the e-Marketing and Social Media Director at Mishka Productions, Scottsdale AZ.

Mishka Productions is producer of the fabulous Celebrate Your Life Conference held annually in Chicago, IL and Phoenix, AZ.  In November 2012 (8-12th), Celebrate your Life will hold it’s 10th Anniversary Sacred Pilgrimage in Sedona AZ at the Enchantment Resort, nestled within a powerful vortex in Boynton Canyon.  You should join us: www.CelebrateYourLifeSedona.org

Sarah McLean – Meditation Teacher, Mentor, Practitioner

Sarah McLean is one of the key speaker and authors at the special 10th anniversary Celebrate Your Life on November 8-12, 2012 in Sedona, AZ.  See Sarah’s bio below.

This year’s Celebrate Your Life is expected to be completely different from any of the previous years.  Mishka Productions plans to integrate more experiential activities, walks in nature, connecting to the Boynton Canyon Vortex, Drumming Circles, connecting to Angels, Sprites and Fairies and more. One key practice over the 5 day event will be guided meditations.

On Friday, November 9, Sarah will lead everyone at the event in meditation. Everyone will experience “getting into the gap”, hopefully feeling that deep sense of contentment and inner peace.  All in attendance can take this practice into their daily lives.  In her book, Soul-Centered, Sarah explains, “By spending time in silence and your practice every day, your awareness expands and the noise and distractions (both in and out of meditation) lessen.  The spaciousness between choices and action can become more obvious.  In that space and underlying silence, you discover your inner guidance system–what some people call intuition–is very real.”.

This will be a wonderful opportunity for all in attendance to appreciate “Kinesthetic learning“, that is “hands on” or experiential learning.  Attendees will be “do-ers”!

Don’t miss this very special Celebrate Your Life fom the Enchantment Resort in Sedona, AZ.  More info at: www.CelebrateYourLifeSedona.org

BIO: Sarah McLean, an inspiring contemporary meditation teacher, makes meditation accessible to everyone. She’s spent much of her life exploring the world’s spiritual and mystic traditions, having lived and studied in a Zen Buddhist monastery, meditated in ashrams and temples throughout India and the Far East, spent time in Afghan refugee camps, bicycled the Silk Route from Pakistan to China, trekked the Golden Triangle in Southeast Asia, and taught English to Tibetan Buddhist Nuns in Dharamsala. Sarah is the founding director of the Sedona Meditation Training Company (www.SedonaMeditation.com), and The McLean Meditation Institute (www.McLeanMeditation.com).

Enchantment Resort near Sedona, Arizona

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