The Desert Sanctuary

Be Where You Are – Be Who You Are – Be at Peace

Anita is She is completing her first book “Kamikaze Yogi: and has been sharing her signature-style of Jesus yoga at conferences and festivals for over 8 years now. She lives in South Jersey with her husband of 27 years and her adult children attend Syracuse U. Anita runs retreats for women to experience the freedom Christ has to offer in claiming their embodied souls. You can try this style of practice for yourself on the podcast “It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere” because at the end of the day, God’s healing, grace and peace are poured out abundantly for us all to live a life of flourishing.

Anita’s Facebook

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Over the past couple of years, Alexander John Shaia has become a close friend to me. I now have the pleasure of being a part of Shaia Sophia House publishing (an imporint of Quor) and am part of their transformation group of authors. Alexander has been doing this for decasdes and has developed transformational groups all over the world. Even during the pandemic, he had developed groups that are transformation in Nature. Please listen to what this important leader has to say.

Alexander John Shaia website

Alexander John Shaia Facebook

Shaia / Sophia House Facebook

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Dr. Paul is one of my best friends. He is also one of my spiritual directors. Over the years, he has faithfully led me with grace, compassion and wisdom. I can’t remember the specifics of what we talked about in this episode, but it’s always good!

Check him out at Heart Connexion or his Facebook or at HCS Focusing.

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When I was searching for people to talk about this topic, by far Alana’s name came up the most. This coversation was very grounded and deeply informative. I can’t wait for you to hear it!

Visit Alana online at her website and on YouTube and Spotify.

Alana Levandoski

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As we continue on with out series about Thy Mystics, I got a surprise opporunity to talk to Michael Christensen. He is a friend of Thohas Jay Oord and a Vice President and Academic Dean at Northwind Theological Seminary.

The audio is a little rough in the beginning, but we had a great convesation about what it means to be a mystic. If you are curious about what it means to be mystical, listen to a couple of guys that come from backgrounds that didn’t support this way of life and now are discovering it many wonders and blessings.

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I had an amazing opportunity to talk to these two guys at the same time. Over the past couple of years, we have come to know each other a little better.

If the Covid has done anything, it ihas sobered us all up a little. This novella that Brad and Paul wrote together addresses some important issues, but I’m not going to tell you what those are. Listen to our conversation, then go get the book. It is concise and effective – I loved it!

Find Brad and Paul online.

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The converstation with the Mystics continues with Julie McVey. Check out her website

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My good friend, Nora, and I had a good conversation. Listen in..

Contact Nora

https://norasophia.com/

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Matthew is a fellow author at Quoir and a good friend. His approach to Mystical Spriituality is practical and understandable. This was a pretty easy conversation.

Matt is the author of about 7 books and is a host on about 4 podcasts including the Heretic Happy Hour.

Some of Matt’s Stuff

The Heretic Happy Hour

The All Set Free Website

Matt’s Books

Facebook Page

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About two years ago, I thought my whole world was ending.  I had done some internal work that was changing my life, but I also discovered something else.  I discovered my shadow.  Shadow material are things we ignore, deny, or repress that create stuck places from the trauma in our lives.  If you have ever felt reactive or said, “where did that come from,” most likely you are experiencing things you have repressed that are misbehaving.   

Focusing is the tool I most used when dealing with my shadow and learning to be authentic and present. 

Focusing is a body-oriented process of self-awareness that promotes emotional healing.  It involves recognizing how you feel and where you feel it.  I can lead you through a simple session in person or online to help you begin to shift your stuck places and help you along in your journey toward wellness.

Your body already is trying to speak to you about past trauma and pain. 

Focusing sessions are like a counseling session, but a little more focused and contemplative.  Let me lead you through this simple process to help you along in your journey to be where you are and who are. 

I know this sounds like a commercial, but I am just trying to say this helped me and I can help you get out of those stuck places.  You are the hero to your story, but you are not alone, allow me to guide you toward greater authenticity and presence through focusing.

Kar l