Getting To Know The Artist Known as Melissa Rebronja EMAR

Melissa Rebronja EMARMelissa Rebronja, also known as EMAR, is an extraordinary, multi-talented, multi-media artist who was born in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia, grew up in Canada (in Toronto and Vancouver) and now resides in The City of Angels: Los Angeles. One of the most amazing things about beautiful Melissa is that she performs and records world music, singing in over 10 different languages, including Serbian, Hindi, Farsi, Persian and Arabic. Not only can she sing with the voice of an angel, but Melissa performed her debut stand-up comedy show in 2013 with DANTE at The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club. She is currently the host of EMAR EVOLVE TALK on YouTube where she discusses Consciousness, Spirituality & Oneness among other topics and Music Dreams TV, in which she raises awareness about the current music industry. It is my genuine pleasure to interview Melissa Rebronja for this very special, end of the year, feature.

I’ve known you as Melissa Rebronja for a long time, however, you are also known as EMAR.  Why the re-branding? 

The first rebranding happened back in 2007 when I recorded my first EMAR EP. Since my first two albums were Adult Contemporary, and once I specifically started branching into World Music, I thought using a different name made sense. EMAR is really just an exotic way to write my initials M.R. In the last year I’ve actually started using both names as one: Melissa Rebronja EMAR.

You’ve been making music for over ten years. I can remember when your song “Beautiful” came out as well as your stunning cover of “Wonderwall” that became a download hit on CD Baby as I’ve been a fan since those days. What have you recorded since then? 

Since my debut album Embrace Yourself, which included radio singles “Wonderwall” & “Beautiful”, I’ve recorded two full albums and two EPs. In the last few years I have been collaborating with new producers on songs being licensed for Film and TV.  My voice and music made it in the soundtrack of ABC’s TV Series ‘Missing’ and Bollywood’s Salman Khan’s first North American feature ‘Dr. Cabbie’.

What musical achievements have been the most rewarding for you so far? 

I consider myself an Artist Raising Consciousness and Evoking Peace in all that I do.  So with that said, the most rewarding thing for me is evidence that my music is bringing people from different backgrounds together and evoking peace. I was deeply touched that my version of Church Slavonic Christian Orthodox Chant song “Tebje Pojem” was showcased to Catholic Priests of Society of St. Paul in Rome. What’s beautiful about that is the image of two different religions that have been at opposite sides in the Yugoslav wars coming together through respect and admiration for spiritual music.

Another example is when I first arrived in Singapore after a 24 hour flight a few years ago I noticed my cab driver had Hindu statues and symbols all around his car. I told him I sang in Hindi. He was stunned and didn’t believe me. I proceeded to sing to him my version of “Tumare Darshan” live in his car. He was almost in tears of joy. When we arrived to my destination he gave me a big hug, thanked me from the bottom of his heart and told me that if I lived in Singapore I would be a star. That was one of the most beautiful and touching welcomes I received yet.  

Do you have plans to record a new album and if so, what will it focus on and when can we expect it?   

Yes. I have brand new songs, covers and re-mixes.  It will be a culmination of Melissa Rebronja & EMAR in one.  It will be songs that have touched my heart and call for healing of our soul’s wounds. I plan to sing and record in English, Serbian, and Croatian. 

Because it is relevant to your own creative projects, would you share a little about your spiritual beliefs? 

I believe in our Oneness.  I would call my religion Love. I embrace all religions, all cultures and all people as one. I have respect for all no matter what their spiritual beliefs are or lack thereof. Like I’ve stated on the home page of my website, “It doesn’t matter if you’re an atheist, agnostic, religious, spiritual, whatever. If you are a kind human, have love in your heart, are open-minded and do your best not to judge but extend love, kindness and acceptance to every human on Earth – You are living in Oneness and we need you.” 

Can you tell us first about some of the guests you’ve hosted on EMAR EVOLVE TALK and share some highlights from those interviews in terms of what you learned? 

I started EMAR EVOVLE TALK as a passion project and it’s also a wonderful way to have my music in front of a wider audience. I talk to guest on topics of Consciousness, Spirituality and Oneness. My notable guests have been Spiritual Author Jeff Brown, Consciousness Author Graham R. White and Founder of UK pop-band Londonbeat, Will Henshall. What I learned is that we have some amazing people on Earth right now who are shifting our consciousness, expanding our minds and healing our hearts. This makes me feel very hopeful about Earth and its inhabitants.

Out of everyone you have interviewed so far, who left you with the most spiritually profound impression and why?  

I love all my interviews. Jeff Brown has left a profound impression because he has some very interesting, non-mainstream views on topics such as Forgiveness, which I find very intriguing and am still absorbing. I am hoping to have him back on the show again.

Can you tell us about Music Dreams TV and how you got involved with it? 

Music Dreams TV is another passion project of mine. I started the first episodes in Canada in 2009 and just restarted it recently in LA. It’s how I give back to the Independent Music community. Being an independent musician can feel daunting and lonely. I’ve been lucky to have the guidance of some amazing people along the way, including mentors in the Industry such as Derek Sivers, Tess Taylor, and Dave Kusek.  My wish is to share with others all that I learn and am learning to enlighten the Music Industry as a whole. 

Where can we tune in to these shows online? 

EMAR EVOLVE TALK is at youtube.com/mrebronja

MusicDreamsTV is at youtube.com/MusicDreamsTV 

I understand that you were nominated for “Best Social Media Artist of the Year” by LA Music Awards in 2014. Congratulations! What was the nomination based on? 

Thank you so much. It’s exciting. The “Best Social Media Artist” Award is based on my overall online social media presence and personal website. 

Tell us about your experience at the Awards ceremony Melissa Rebronja and Linda Blair

Being at the LA Music Awards Ceremony was super fun. I got to experience being on the red-carpet for the first time in my life. I realized there is a whole art to it, and I think I did pretty well for my first time.  I also got to meet some amazing people in the entertainment industry such as actress Linda Blair. Most of all it is nice to be acknowledged as an independent artist. We could use more of that. 

Do you enjoy living in Los Angeles? What’s the best thing about being there? 

Los Angeles is a great city. I definitely enjoy being here. Beside the obvious weather advantage it really is the entertainment capital of the world. I have met and worked with some amazing people from all around the world while in LA, people that I probably wouldn’t have access to otherwise. Mostly I like being on the West Coast as my soul resonates with it the most. I spent five years of my life in Vancouver, BC and that’s where I first fell in love with the West Coast.  

Melissa Rebronja EMARDo you have any acting aspirations? 

I did at one point in my life. I am not so sure anymore. When I see how passionate and committed some actors are, I must admit I am not. For me music has always been my obvious choice.  

Are you venturing into comedy now? 

I did take a class and had my debut performance last year, which was absolutely terrifying for me. I faced a big fear that day. I highly recommend it to people.  I have not been back on a comedy stage since then. I would like to be. 

Do you use music in your comedy routine? 

I haven’t yet but would love to have a portal to combine all the crazy characters that live within me with my musical abilities. That sounds like one fun challenge to face. Stay tuned.  😉 

Are you going to make any New Year’s Resolutions? If so, would you be willing to share any of them with us?  

Surrender completely to the power that created me. 

What would you most like to achieve in 2015? 

Be Love in moments when it’s especially hard to.

Thank you so much for talking to me Melissa! It’s obvious that you have a lot of passion for not only your music career but also for humanity in general. Oneness and Love is a movement that I can certainly get behind and I’m truly inspired by your goals. Los Angeles is really lucky to have you as a part of its entertainment community.

Meet Dr. Samita Nandy, Founding Director of The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) in Canada

Dr Samita NandyI’d like to introduce my readers to my friend, Dr. Samita Nandy, who just happens to have a very interesting story and is the founder of The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies in Canada. Dr. Nandy holds a Doctorate in Media from Curtin University in Western Australia, a Masters on Communication and Culture from York University in Toronto and is a certified Broadcast Journalist. Her research and writing focus on celebrity culture, shifts in stardom, and intersection of cultural meanings of fame and social identity. Her work has been sponsored by international and national grants and awards in Canada and Australia.

Her international media relations and work led her to be featured with Global Television’s Anwar Knight and Allison Annesley on Daytime and prime-time show First Local on Rogers Television, CBC News, CTV’s Breaking News CP 24, OMNI TV, The Globe and Mail, ANOKHI Media, SNAP Downtown Toronto newspaper, Eternity Watch magazine, ATN Television Network, CINA 1650 AM, Rivaaj, Starbuzz Weekly, Cineblitz, Mississauga News, and J-Source in Canadian Journalism Foundation. Nandy has taught postgraduate and honors degree courses at University of Toronto, Ryerson University, and Curtin University. She is the Founding Director of the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) and Director of Communications at non-profit organization Nouveau iDEA (International Dimensions of Entertainment and Arts) with over 8,000 members and 80,000 online readers. She has spoken at many international conferences and her published writings on social and cultural issues inspire many readers.

Samita and I initially became acquainted on Facebook when she wrote to me. She was still studying in Western Australia and wrote to me about an organization called Nouveau iDEA, for which she is Director of Communications, because I’m a big supporter of the Arts.  I told her that my best friend had lived in WA for many years and she shared that her boyfriend lives in Kingston, Ontario where I live and she calls Kingston her second home when she’s not in Mississauga. Samita told me that she’d get in touch with me when she was back in Canada and she did. We met in person over a year ago and became fast friends. She is one of those people who actually walks the walk and talks the talk when it comes to living her life with passion, integrity and spiritual purpose. She’s a truly lovely, intellectual and creative soul and I’d like to give her this opportunity to tell you about The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies.

Dr. Nandy, please tell us a little bit about your background and what led you to pursue your particular course of studies.

Dr. Nandy: First of all, thank you for wanting to interview me for your Scully Love Promo blog.  A bit about myself: I am an academic, artist and activist.  Prior to joining university, I had a science background.  With a passionate interest and score of 86% in biology, I had the option to become a medical doctor. However, I preferred communication that brings social justice and change in representations of talent.  For me, media is a tool in communicating the change that I intend to see.  This intent and fearless determination led me to conduct my Doctoral research in media and celebrity studies.

What is the primary mission of The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies? 

Dr. Nandy: The primary mission of The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies is to administer and facilitate teaching, training, research, creative productions and an international network of scholars in critical studies of media and celebrity culture. We are committed to developing courses, conferences, seminars, workshops, discussions, writing retreats, exhibits, and performances in open-access formats.  Since we aim to restore the Latin root celebrem in the etymology of the celebrity, we recognize its connotation of celebrating distinction and merit in both academic and non-academic career paths. 

What inspired you to create it?

Dr. Nandy: While I was conducting my Doctoral research, I saw the Dr Samita Nandy receives her PhDgrowing academic and public demand for knowledge of fame and its practices. Soon after my Doctorate, the Routledge journal Celebrity Studies in the UK and its inaugural conference in Australia offered a formal and honorable introduction to its study and practices including creative arts.  I always felt the compelling need to bridge gaps between higher education and arts that Celebrity Studies enable. I also felt the urgency to make research and creative practice available to the public in artistic spaces, and empower social change through knowledge communities.  There were a number of faculty members that were inspired to make a significant difference in the public sphere.  I took up the inspiration to apply theoretical perspectives and methodological concerns, and enable social change that academic teaching and research often seek.

Who are the people who would most likely benefit from affiliation with The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies?

Dr. Nandy:  Faculty, graduate students, and creative practitioners in academic and non-academic career paths will benefit from affiliation with the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies.

Are you presently looking for staff and/or volunteers for CMCS? 

Dr. Nandy: CMCS will appoint an educational outreach coordinator and social media manager to disseminate our growing content.  Apart from that, we are always open to interns who are determined to develop and contribute academic knowledge and professional skills.  We have qualified faculty members, post-doctorates and media professionals that can support the development with adequate supervision.

What exactly does a Fame Critic do?

CMCS LibraryDr. Nandy:  A Fame Critic is a critic and commentator on celebrities in higher education and media industry.  The function is similar to that of a film critic offering reviews, analysis, and evaluation of films but in this case, media representation of celebrities is examined.  For a Fame Critic, criticism does not mean negating a celebrity’s work.  Rather, the critic positions talented personalities within varied yet specific contexts of fame, thus adding intellectual and aesthetic value to media representations.  In tabloid journalism, talent and emotions of celebrities are often commodified and sold as standard objects of trade.  In this respect, gossips, scandals and rumors are common but overlook journeys and contexts that are central to creating and understanding celebrated artists.  Through written reviews, spoken words, and performing arts, the Fame Critic offers an empowered understanding and appreciation of celebrities as well as media that represent them.

Why do you think that Celebrity Studies deserves to be considered as an important course of study?

Dr. Nandy: Celebrity culture has a pervasive presence in society and effect on our lives. In tabloid journalism, images of celebrities represent what Richard Dyer calls a ‘success myth’.  It is based on lucky breaks, special talent, hard work and ordinariness.  The basis of this success is not complete.  The reality is that fame is a media construction that conceals the role of publicity and promotions, and is not inclusive.  From this perspective, a celebrity need not be talented.  Rather, as Daniel Boorstin asserts, “A celebrity is a person who is well-known for their wellknownness.”  Many talented people do not know of necessary tools, remain unknown, or limit themselves to future hopes and standards of fame.  In order to celebrate one’s path and shine as a star, it is important to carve out a niche talent and know necessary tools but, more importantly, to focus on the journey and its moments that unfold limitless possibilities of the talent.  Celebrity Studies is important because it focuses on the critical exploration of fame in historical and contemporary contexts.  It also demystifies the industrial and political processes of production, circulation, and distribution of talent. Since fame is a media construction, Celebrity Studies is indispensable to critical understanding of knowledge and practices of media.

Tell us about what you’ve most recently been working on.

Dr. Nandy:  On behalf of the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies, I am developing courses, publications, and performances.  The performances are based on music composed by Australia’s Myles Wright (www.myleswright.com). The work has been an exciting part of the post-doctoral phase of my career.

What is your primary goal right now in terms of your career?

Dr. Nandy: Right now, my primary goal is to facilitate integration of teaching, research, and creative arts in academic and non-academic programs.

What can students learn from the courses that you’re currently developing and teaching?

Dr. Nandy: Students can learn theoretical perspectives, research methods, and practical tools that are essential to understanding media and celebrity culture.  Since I incorporate an element of performance in my courses, students are able to use an arts-based approach in their career as well as their personal journeys in developing talent.

What role does spirituality play in your writing, public speaking and course development?

Dr. Nandy: For me, spirituality is a shared non-physical relationship with self and others.  A unique creative self is rooted in one’s spirituality and is expressed through embodied practices.  In order to push material and social boundaries, it is necessary to explore and accommodate one’s spirituality in the act of creating.  In my writing, speaking, and course development, spirituality is often expressed as unconditional love, which I bear in my relation to self and others. 

You talk about unconditional love a lot in your writing. What does unconditional love mean to you?

Dr. Nandy:  There are two kinds of emotions: love and fear.  I choose love Dr Samita Nandyand yes, I often mention it – I am passionate about it!  For me, unconditional love is a commitment to care that is free from past and social conditions including sexism, ethnocentrism, speciesism, and class discrimination.  From this perspective, unconditional love starts with self and ends with non-judgmental recognition of others.  If we question a practice, it should be about the conditions of society and not victims of the conditions.  Unconditional love is not meant to be perfect but rather a progression that includes taking one step at a time.  I believe that unconditional love is one of our highest talents that are not taught for the privilege of few. Yet it is easy and empowering once explored.  When we release ourselves from conditions, our creative core is free to recognize its distinctive path and shine as a star, which is the underlying message of all my work.

What is Nouveau iDEA all about and how can people get involved?

Dr. Nandy: Founded by media personality Tushar Unadkat, Nouveau iDEA is a non-profit arts organization that offers an inclusive and motivational space for diverse artists.  I started working with Nouveau iDEA as the Director of Communications in 2004.  Currently, Nouveau iDEA supports independent artists by sharing and promoting their upcoming work through our regular newsletters and posts.  The best way people can get involved in it is by joining the Nouveau iDEA groups on Yahoo and Facebook.  In the near future, we will be holding public events where artists can meet and share information in person.

Tell us about your favourite form of creative expression.

Dr. Nandy: I would say performance.  Writing is an embodied act and I find it fascinating to extend it into performances!  I am particularly interested in contemporary dance that offers living examples of change in intimate spaces as well as on stage or screen. 

Who are you most interested in connecting with and how can they reach you?

I am always interested in connecting with individuals open to learning in both academic and non-academic careers.  I can be reached at info@cmc-centre.com.

Thank you very much Dr. Nandy for your thoughtful and insightful answers to my questions. It is always such a pleasure to have a conversation with you and I hope that my readers will find not only information but inspiration in this interview that will resonate with them and inspire them to look at fame and the study of celebrity culture in a different way.

Don’t Miss The Science and Art of Opening Your Heart Telesummit Sept. 9-13th

The Science and Art of Opening Your Heart Telesummit Sept. 9 - 13, 2013Media Contact: Trina Becksted
(480) 668-6400
Trina@cloudninemarketing.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(8/15/13 Phoenix)
“The Science and Art 
Of Opening Your Heart”  Telesummit Sept 9-13th.

WHAT: A free week-long, online telesummit hosted by filmmaker Ronna Prince. Spawned by the success of her film Sacred Journey of the Heart, this telesummit will reach more people with this important, heart-based knowledge. This online event will showcase 20 of the best heart-centered, transformational experts in the world.

WHEN:  September 9-13, 2013

There will be four interviews per day at 9 a.m., 12 noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Pacific Time.

WHERE:  Register for free at http://sacredjourneyoftheheart.com/telesummit/

WHO:   Schedule of Speakers Includes: 

  • Mary Morrissey: Why engaging your heart and feelings is essential to manifesting your dreams – Monday, Sept. 9, 9 a.m.
  • Colin Tipping: Heart healing and radical forgiveness – Sept 9, 12 p.m.
  • Ronna Prince: Heart-based tools for living in deep connection with yourself and others, and in alignment with your highest purpose – Sept 9, 3 p.m.
  • Bob Proctor: Shares his step-by-step process to abundance – Sept 9, 6 p.m.
  • Dr. Deborah Rozman: Exploring science and health in depth with the film Sacred Journey of the Heart- Tuesday, Sept 10, 9 a.m.
  • Dr. Donald Backstrom: Exploring science and health in depth with the film Sacred Journey of the Heart with a holistic approach – Sept 10, 12 p.m.
  • Dr. Robert Pease: How to highly effect change and break through any block or stagnant pattern – Sept 10, 3 p.m.
  • Dr. John Demartini: Shares how he progressed from homeless, illiterate and near death to a world-renowned motivational speaker – Sept 10, 6 p.m.
  • Cynthia James: Her thoughts on healing the fragmented heart – Wednesday Sept 11, 9 a.m.
  • Liz Dawn: She shares her secrets to manifesting a loving marriage after 40 years of being single and how she created the business of transformational consciousness conferences and events. Sept. 11, 12 p.m.
  • Sarah McLean: Special Guest! She shares her journey to becoming a meditation teacher and author- Sept 11, 6 p.m.
  • Larry Running Turtle Salazar: talks about walking the “red road” and the dream that he is dedicated to fulfilling in his lifetime – Thursday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m.
  • Caroline Sutherland: Shares her formula for abundant health and divulges how she survived the devastating and public breakup of her marriage – Sept 12, 12 p.m.
  • Nick Ortner: Reveals how and why EFT tapping heals the heart. Sept. 12, 3 p.m.
  • Mat Boggs: Offers his practical approach to creating the life of your dreams. Sept. 12, 6 p.m.
  • Sunny Dawn Johnston: Reveals some simple yet powerful day-to-day practices to open your heart. Friday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m.
  • Betsy Chasse: Shares what happened “after the Bleep” which is somewhat shocking. Her down-to-earth approach moved her life in a new direction. Sept 13, 12 p.m.
  • Kyle Cease: Shares his secrets to overcoming crippling anxiety and his proven technique for how to manifest in extraordinary ways. Sept 13, 3 p.m.
  • Nick Lowery: Shares his transformation from athlete-egoist to a heart-centered leader that is inspiring kids to kick off to success. Sept. 13, 6 p.m.

FREE GIFTS: Speakers are offering free gifts to people who tune in to their talks.

Listeners will receive:

  • A worksheet process to use in challenging situations
  • A $500 off coupon for 3 Steps to Heart-Centered Healthy Living Weekend Wellness in Chicago October 2013
  • An online tele-training program validated by 30 years of heart and brain science
  • A 16-minute mp3 on Right Brain Meditation and Creative Intelligence Activation
  • A free audio download on how to successfully set and achieve goals
  • A 3-month membership to Cynthia James’ support network that will provide tools, guidance and meditation
  • Enter to win a free ticket to Celebrate Your Life in Scottsdale, AZ February 14-16, 2014 ($395 value)
  • Free useful and practical guide of 5 successful essentials to meditation
  • A complimentary copy of the first two chapters of The Pipe and the Pen by Larry Running Turtle Salazar
  • A PDF of Bio Id Hormones – Stay young with Balanced Hormones
  • An EFT Tapping 101 video and Tapping Points Reference Chart
  • A link to the “Attracting Mr. Right” webinar
  • A reference guide to the principal characteristics of the Archangels
  • An e-book download of Metanoia, A Transformative Change of Heart by Betsy Chasse
  • A one hour video on how to live a panic-free life

Other speakers have not submitted their gifts yet.

REGISTRATION/MORE INFORMATION: To register for the telesummit or to find more information, visit http://sacredjourneyoftheheart.com/telesummit/

For interview opportunities for Ronna Prince contact trina@cloudninemarketing.com

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Sacred Journey of the Heart: A Documentary Film on the Science and Spirit of Our Connection

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NEW DOCUMENTARY PROVES HEALING AND CONNECTEDNESS BEGINS WITH HEART

Scientists, Spiritual Leaders Confirm We Are All Connected Through Our Hearts

September 14, 2012 – Phoenix, AZLocal Valley writer, producer, filmmaker and visionary, Ronna Prince devoted three years of her life to make “Sacred Journey of the Heart,” a ground-breaking film documenting the science, spirit and healing capabilities of our heart, proving that we are all connected to each other and the earth around us. Featuring respected visionaries and spiritual leaders such as New York Times best selling author Gregg Braden (Deep Truth), Dr. Joe Dispenza (What the Bleep Do We Know?), tribal elders and more, Sacred Journey of the Heart premieres at Harkins Camelview Theater on Friday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. Following the premiere, Prince, along with Braden, Havasupai tribal member, Uqalla, and other key speakers featured in the documentary, will host an in-depth, interactive Q&A discussion.

Prince, the film’s writer and producer, was inspired to make the documentary through her need for healing and the hopes of healing others through the knowledge she learned. From studies conducted by scientists in conjunction with the esteemed Institute of HeartMath®, as well as tribal elders and great spiritual leaders of our time, she learned it has been proven that we are connected to the energy of the earth both in mind and body coherence; we are all one pulsating life force connected to by our energy and our emotions. By getting our minds and hearts in alignment with positive, healing thoughts, we affect others around us to be in a likened state.

“Through researching the tenants of this film and exploring the head/heart and emotional connection, I discovered that we are all connected both physically and mentally to each other and, quite literally, to the earth around us,” said Ronna Prince, writer and producer of Sacred Journey of the Heart. “By understanding the “oneness” of us all and understanding that we are not disparate beings, perhaps the world could become a more peaceful, more healing place.”

This enlightening documentary also provides a wealth of tools, techniques and information on how to heal, forgive and trust and, ultimately, inspire others to make their own sacred journey into their own hearts to become more connected and attune to the beautiful world that envelopes us all.

Tickets to see Sacred Journey of the Heart are just $9.50 at the Harkins box office. Additional screenings will be held from October 20 through October 26.

About Ronna Prince

Ronna Prince is a writer, filmmaker, producer and founder of Global Wholeness Corp, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation whose mission is to educate people about our interconnection and to inspire people to come together to create innovative solutions to the challenges we face as families and communities. Global Wholeness supports projects that bring healing and wholeness to communities through charitable giving. She currently has two additional movies in pre-production.

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Film Synopsis

Sacred Journey of the Heart is a ground-breaking film documenting the science and spirit of our connection. It reveals how modern science is proving what ancient peoples have known all along: we are all connected – and that connection is the human heart. The heart is the single organ that not only creates a unified field among all people but also creates a harmonic field with the earth itself. Learn tools and techniques from leading spiritual teachers, scientific experts and indigenous elders that will assist you on your personal heart-centered journey. Discover how living in a specific state called “heart coherence” will create a better future for the planet.

Join filmmaker Ronna Prince on this sacred journey to the heart of transformation. Discover how lasting transformation begins with the personal journey to your own heart – the most powerful organ of your body. See how you can consciously create a harmonic resonance with all those around you as well as with earth itself!

Leading scientists and researchers present their knowledge which is converging with ancient wisdom traditions dating back millennia. NYT bestselling author Gregg Braden confirms that “the heart is where is the action is” – and he presents surprising data about how the human heart is connected to measurable events on earth. Dr. Joe Dispenza, author of Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, explains his process of how to create change in your life, and Colin Tipping, of Radical Forgiveness, describes a simple step-by step process to transmute past hurts into gifts, clearing the way for lasting transformation. In addition, many indigenous elders and spiritual teachers share their profound insights and sacred practices.

These pearls of wisdom show us the transformative power of the heart to create a pathway of healing, forgiveness, connection and love.

Join us on this amazing journey to reclaim your heart, heal your past and create a new future!

Find Sacred Journey of the Heart on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

You can purchase the DVD of Sacred Journey of the Heart on November 12, 2012 here: http://www.sacredjourneyoftheheart.com/

A Barefoot Pilgrimage to Santiago: A Talk by Sue Kenney

My client, Sue Kenney, bestselling author of My Camino, is currently walking the Camino de Compostela in Spain with a group of 11, and she’s walking BAREFOOT!!

You can keep up with their amazing journey on Sue’s Facebook page where she’ll be posting new content about their walk every day from now until June 2nd!

Sue Kenney is also the author of Confessions of a Pilgrim, a pilgrim, life/Camino coach, workshop facilitator, filmmaker (Las Peregrinas) and inspirational speaker and is offering to share her stories, tips and experiences she had while walking barefoot on the Camino.  She will have just completed 225kms, walking from Ponferrada while leading a group, and plans to arrive in Santiago May 31st, 2012.

This is her 9th Camino.

Everyone is welcome.

Saturday June 2, 2012

1:00-2:30pm

Campus Stellae Hospideria

Avda. de las Ciencias S/N

Contact Sue Kenney at 34 693 85 32 29

www.suekenney.ca

mycaminobook@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/MyCaminoBook 

SUSEYA WORKSHOP

It’s all about being a pilgrim in life.

What are you doing with your life now that you’ve walked the CaminoYou are a pilgrim and on your way home.  You know that things will be different.  Your perspective has shifted and it might be more difficult to identify the yellow arrows once you are away from the Camino.  Why not get the support of an expert pilgrim and life coach who can guide you along the way? Sue Kenney is offering a unique start-up program to provide the insight, guidance and tools pilgrims can apply to help to integrate the Camino experience into their life back home.  Sue is currently walking 225kms of the Camino from Ponferrada while leading a group of pilgrims and plans to arrive in Santiago May 31st, 2012.

It’s called Suseya Start

A coaching program for Camino Pilgrims to facilitate a step by step practice. Faciliated by Sue Kenney

Friday June 1, 2012

1:00-3:00pm

Saturday Campus Stellae Hospideria

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Contact Sue Kenney at 34 693 85 32 29

www.suekenney.ca

mycaminobook@gmail.com

What is Suseya? When the pilgrims of the past walked the Camino they were greeted with the Latin word Ultreya…onward. Once in Santiago, they had to turn around and walk the entire way back home. On the way they were greeted with the word Suseya which means upward.

Join Sue for these one-of-a-kind special events in Santiago!  It’s not too late.

You can also listen to Sue talk about the Camino and barefootin’ with Margaret Stuart on the Mango Tiger Radio Show here and on the RunRunLive Running Podcast here.

One Path to Ascension: Join Dawn James For A Free Global Teleseminar!

Raise Your Vibration and Ascend Now!

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What can I do to prepare myself to ascend?

How do I raise my vibrational frequencies?

Is there a way to release all my fears and pain so I can hold more Love and Light?

All these questions and more will be answered and discussed on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm EST.

Dawn James, vibrational energy practitioner, sound healer, international speaker and author of the books, Raise Your Vibration, Transform Your Life; Eleva Tu Vibracion, Transforma Tu Vida (Spanish version), will present for the first time the details of her 2003 spiritual awakening and journey into ascension, and what she learned from the 23 subsequent mystical events she experienced in that pivotal year.

In this awe-inspiring ascension teleseminar, you will:

  • Learn how to raise your frequency on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels
  • Hear how Dawn ascended and became fully illuminated for nearly four hours before choosing to return to the physical plane
  • Discover how to release fear, pain and other low vibrational emotions and energies to prepare yourself to receive and hold more Light and Love
  • Understand the importance and power of breath work, affirmations and certain natural elements that activate OR speed up our ability to ascend.

Tens of thousands have heard her on the radio, and thousands have attended her lectures, workshops and retreats across North America. Today she is living her passion and purpose, educating and inspiring others to live a healthy, high vibration and conscious life.  After nine years, she is ready to share her ascension experience and fulfill her agreement to teach others how to raise their vibration and ascend ~ here and now in 2012.

If you’d like to participate in this free global teleseminar, join us at www.raise-your-vibration-and-ascend.com

I’m Thrilled To Welcome Canadian Bestselling Author of My Camino, Sue Kenney, As A Client!

One of the best things about my job is that I continually find myself working with some of the most inspiring, talented people (Ann Vriend, Dawn James, Darin Steckler, Shari Ulrich and Chris McKhool of Sultans of String just to name a few) and my newest client is no exception.

From the moment I spoke with Sue Kenney on the phone I knew she is special and that she will continue to inspire me with her enthusiasm, vivacious personality, intellect and authenticity.  Not only has she achieved some absolutely amazing things in her life, but she is someone whom I immediately feel a spiritual connection with and I know that she’s going to teach me a great deal.

Who is Sue Kenney?  Sue is a Pilgrim.  After being suddenly downsized from a career in the corporate telecom industry, she walked 780 kilometers over 29 days on a medieval pilgrimage route in Spain known as the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.  If that sounds familiar to you, you might have heard about Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen’s latest film, The Way, which is about an American doctor’s (Sheen) journey along the Camino de Santiago.

Sue didn’t just walk the Camino but she went alone, in the winter, on a spiritual quest that “guided me back to myself.” From a place of love, Sue uses her voice to inspire and guide others on their life journey.

Sue has written two books: My Camino and Confessions of a Pilgrim and  directed a feature documentary film called Las Peregrinas…the women who walked…that was released 5 years ago to 2,000 people on 5 continents and raised $16,000 for charities.  My Camino is currently in development as a feature film with Item 7 in Montreal and Sue and her writing partner Bruce Pirrie have co-written the screenplay.  Confessions of a Pilgrim is her second book about a journey on the Portuguese Camino on a quest to give away a sacred Eagle feather.

Sue also produced a couple of short films and most recently, she narrated an audiobook version of My Camino that is now available on CDBaby and will soon be available on iTunes.

Sue has walked the Camino de Santiago de Compostela eight times and now coaches and guides a group on the walk each spring.  She’s an internationally acclaimed speaker and life coach who now walks barefoot.

You can learn more about Sue Kenney by reading My Camino, which you can order online at www.suekenney.ca, or by connecting with her on one of her social media sites:

Sue Kenney Official Website
My Camino Book Facebook Page
Suseya Facebook Page

Sue Kenney on Twitter
Sue Kenney on YouTube

Spiritual seekers, backpackers, walkers, hikers, barefoot enthusiasts, adventure travellers and fans of the Camino will undoubtedly enjoy Sue’s work.  If you are any of the above, I encourage you to to read the undeniably inspirational true story that is My Camino.

Winter Solstice Crystal and Tibetan Bowl Performance with Dawn James

Winter Solstice Crystal and Tibetan Bowl Performance with Dawn James

An uplifting sound experience of quartz crystal and Tibetan singing bowls awaits you…

Read full details and register online below by December 10th by clicking on the appropriate link.

SYDENHAM, ONTARIO
December 18th – 2:00 pm http://soundcircle1.eventbrite.com

TRENTON, ONTARIO
December 21st – 6:30pm
http://circletrenton.eventbrite.com

BRIGHTON, ONTARIO
December 22nd – 7:00 pm
http://wintercirclebrighton.eventbrite.com

Dawn James is a sound healer, musician, speaker, author of Raise Your Vibration, Transform Your Life and a client of mine who I am very proud to work for.  I will be attending this event in Sydenham, ON which promises to be very therapeautic and uplifting and just what this soul needs before the onslaught of the holidays.

To learn more about Dawn James’ remarkable work, including her public speaking events and workshops, visit www.raiseyourvibration.ca.  You can also read her informative blog at http://raiseyourvibr8n.blogspot.com/ and follow her on Twitter at @raiseyourvibr8n

We hope to see some old friends and make some new ones at one of these upcoming sound healing events!

Blessings,
Christine & Dawn

If You Want To Change The World…Love A Woman

Poet, Teacher and Storyteller, Lisa Citore

I have been having a very difficult week, filled with pain and frustration after suffering a major back spasm that resulted in a brief hospitalization last Wednesday night.

This morning I opened the most beautiful email from my Facebook friend, author of the brilliant Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation, Jeff Brown. Jeff leads a group called International Year of the Woman and he sent this poem to its members yesterday. This poem: If You Want To Change The World…Love A Woman has given me a much needed burst of love and light and I thank Jeff for sharing it.

“A poem that is well worth sharing… I am sure that when man lays down his arms and honors the divine feminine- both within himself and in another- our Soulshaping journeys will enhearten and this planet will soar…” ~ Jeff Brown

IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD…LOVE A WOMAN

If you want to change the world… love a woman-really love her.
Find the one who calls to your soul, who doesn’t make sense.
Throw away your check list and put your ear to her heart and listen.
Hear the names, the prayers, the songs of every living thing-
every winged one, every furry and scaled one,
every underground and underwater one, every green and flowering one,
every not yet born and dying one…
Hear their melancholy praises back to the One who gave them life.
If you haven’t heard your own name yet, you haven’t listened long enough.
If your eyes aren’t filled with tears, if you aren’t bowing at her feet,
you haven’t ever grieved having almost lost her.

If you want to change the world… love a woman-one woman
beyond yourself, beyond desire and reason,
beyond your male preferences for youth, beauty and variety
and all your superficial concepts of freedom.
We have given ourselves so many choices
we have forgotten that true liberation
comes from standing in the middle of the soul’s fire
and burning through our resistance to Love.
There is only one Goddess.
Look into Her eyes and see-really see
if she is the one to bring the axe to your head.
If not, walk away. Right now.
Don’t waste time “trying.”
Know that your decision has nothing to do with her
because ultimately it’s not with who,
but when we choose to surrender.

If you want to change the world… love a woman.
Love her for life-beyond your fear of death,
beyond your fear of being manipulated
by the Mother inside your head.
Don’t tell her you’re willing to die for her.
Say you’re willing to LIVE with her,
plant trees with her and watch them grow.
Be her hero by telling her how beautiful she is in her vulnerable majesty,
by helping her to remember every day that she IS Goddess
through your adoration and devotion.

If you want to change the world… love a woman
in all her faces, through all her seasons
and she will heal you of your schizophrenia-
your double-mindedness and half-heartedness
which keeps your Spirit and body separate-
which keeps you alone and always looking outside your Self
for something to make your life worth living.
There will always be another woman.
Soon the new shiny one will become the old dull one
and you’ll grow restless again, trading in women like cars,
trading in the Goddess for the latest object of your desire.
Man doesn’t need any more choices.
What man needs is Woman, the Way of the Feminine,
of Patience and Compassion, non-seeking, non-doing,
of breathing in one place and sinking deep intertwining roots
strong enough to hold the Earth together
while she shakes off the cement and steel from her skin.

If you want to change the world… love a woman, just one woman .
Love and protect her as if she is the last holy vessel.
Love her through her fear of abandonment
which she has been holding for all of humanity.
No, the wound is not hers to heal alone.
No, she is not weak in her codependence.

If you want to change the world… love a woman
all the way through
until she believes you,
until her instincts, her visions, her voice, her art, her passion,
her wildness have returned to her-
until she is a force of love more powerful
than all the political media demons who seek to devalue and destroy her.

If you want to change the world,
lay down your causes, your guns and protest signs.
Lay down your inner war, your righteous anger
and love a woman…
beyond all of your striving for greatness,
beyond your tenacious quest for enlightenment.
The holy grail stands before you
if you would only take her in your arms
and let go of searching for something beyond this intimacy.

What if peace is a dream which can only be re-membered
through the heart of Woman?
What if a man’s love for Woman, the Way of the Feminine
is the key to opening Her heart?

If you want to change the world…love a woman
to the depths of your shadow,
to the highest reaches of your Being,
back to the Garden where you first met her,
to the gateway of the rainbow realm
where you walk through together as Light as One,
to the point of no return,
to the ends and the beginning of a new Earth.

Lisa Citore