The ancient Toltecs believed that life as we perceive it is a dream… that we each live in our own personal dream, and all of our dreams come together to make the Dream of the Planet. Problems arise when we forget that the dream is just a dream and fall victim to believing that we have no control over it. Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. is the author of the new book, The Mastery of Self: A Toltec Guide to Personal Freedom. He is a Nagual, a Toltec Master of Transformation. He is a direct descendant of the Toltecs of the Eagle Knight lineage and is the son of don Miguel Ruiz, who was Pathways a few years ago before his passing. By combining the wisdom of his family’s traditions with the knowledge gained from his own personal journey, don Miguel Jr. now helps others realize their own path to personal freedom.
Dianne Bischoff James is the author of The Real Brass Ring: Change Your Life Course Now. She is a “Life Reboot Expert” who encourages people to create a reality that is prosperous, deliberate and meaningful. She has been on her own transformational journey since 2002—losing 55 pounds, ridding herself of depression and numerous debilitating health problems, launching an acting career, a healthy divorce and surviving the perils of an addictive relationship, all after 40.
Mary Heath is the author of the new book Get Your Life Back: A Twelve Week Journey to Overcome Stress, Anxiety, and Depression. As a Stress Management Consultant, Stress Counselor, Life Coach and Therapist, Mary worked in Mental Health for almost 30 years helping patients and clients to overcome their stress, anxiety and depression.
Itzhak Beery is the author of the new book The Gift of Shamanism: Visionary Power, Ayahuasca Dreams, and Journeys to Other Realms. Itzhak is an internationally recognized shamanic healer and teacher who believes that each and every one of us has shamanic powers. Glimpses of them can arise at any age in the form of intuitive dreams, déjà vu, spontaneous visions, and out-of-body experiences. Most people dismiss these experiences. However, by embracing these gifts, we can unlock our shamanic potential to change ourselves and the world around us.
Stuart K Robinson is the author of It All Begins with “I”: The ‘New Rules of Thinking’ and the Simple Secrets to Living a Rich Joyous Life. Stuart is a motivational speaker who has inspired audiences around the world with his life-changing New Rules of Thinking. Stuart K has inspired many through his Robinson Creative Lab where he works with people from all walks of life guiding them to become more effective in their careers, relationships, and personal goals.
Alida Birch is the author of The Co-Creation Handbook: A shamanic guide to manifesting a better world and a more joyful life. Alida teaches shamanism and co-creative manifestation and leads year-long shamanic apprenticeship trainings and annual vision quests.
Anthony Alvarado is author of the new book, D.I.Y. Magic: A Strange & Whimsical Guide to Creativity. Anthony discusses his collection of techniques for accessing deeper levels of creative thought. From Salvador Dali’s spoon technique and ornithomancy (divination by crows), to bibliomancy and using (legal) stimulants, the exercises in his book will help anyone chasing the muse—from artists and musicians, to writers and more—as they tug at the strings of everyday reality and tap into the magic of their own minds.
Guy Finley is the author of the new book, The Secret of Your Immortal Self: Key Lessons for Realizing the Divinity Within. Open the doors to self-understanding and let go of suffering. Guy discusses how to seek a deeper relationship with the Divine and provides powerful insights on how to find a guiding light in any dark moment.
Our guest today on Pathways is DDnard, author of the new book The Compass of Now. At the age of 25, she started her own diamond business and by the age of 27 she lost her husband and was left with her 11-mo old baby and a $3 million debt. Her hardships inspired her to dive into the practice of mindfulness meditation and eventually pay off all her debt. Her profound transformation led to this book, which has sold more than 1.4 million copies in her native Thailand. DDnard is a licensed Master Trainer of NLP and a licensed Hypnosis Master Trainer of the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH). She has spent the past 18 years teaching mindfulness and Mind Management.