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Dear Healers and Seekers,

I’m back from SAND (Science and Nonduality Conference) in San Jose, California! I’m a little tan and a lot inspired!

Such amazing workshops, lectures, and people were there! Over 1,000 attendees. Woah. My poster presentation went well and I even had the chance to show it to Rollin McCraty, head of HeartMath, Inc. (I fangirled a little – see the picture of us above!).

I wrote a lot of thoughts in my new notebook, picked up books and websites, and feel so amazed.

I also had the chance to meet and spend time with two of my long-time students and colleagues in person for the first time – Peta Morton (who just released her first book – stay tuned for when I’ll bring her to RAA for an interview), and Yancey Grantham (who is going to run the new Metaphysical Mastermind group with me). What fantastic people they are virtually and in real life!

Here’s something I wrote up that I was thinking about, just to give you a taste of the kind of brain-bursts that I had throughout the week:

Awareness Thoughts: An Oxymoron

Trying to be aware of awareness is like trying to see the eye seeing. Try to see your eye in the act of seeing, and you only get a picture image of the eye itself, but as you are seeing your eye, you’re only getting what the eye does, not what it’s actually doing.

As I was trying to understand awareness, my thoughts followed this progression:

  • I am aware that something is processing these ideas.
  • I think of the state of awareness that is happening. I’m thinking of the process of thinking itself.
  • I feel the awareness, or what I think awareness feels like, but that’s only me interpreting the experience of being aware and then getting a feeling about it.
  • The more that I am fully present, without judgement, or having feelings about the awareness, the more I am close to being actually aware.
  • Awareness itself is best as only being in the experience. Living it as the observer living through me.

What do you think about this?

Are you aware?

With love and open eyes,

Alice

Dear Healers and Seekers,

I’m so excited! After I got my Ph.D., I asked myself, “What does someone with a doctorate do with it?”

  • Teach – Check! I’m already teaching, and even teaching college as an adjunct professor at Montgomery College.
  • Write – Check! I’m writing new books and courses on an ongoing basis.
  • Speak – Yes! At conferences! Okay! I researched conferences and found SAND, the Science and Non Duality Conference, in the USA October 23-27, 2019 in San Jose, CA. I applied to be a presenter, and was selected to be a Poster Presenter and share my research. I made my reservations, and am excited to represent RAA with over 1,000 attendees, and 185 of them (including me) are Speakers.

Oh my. There are so many people going. And so many topics, all related to deep thinking topics about connectedness, the power of love and healing, quantum connections, and spirituality, all in one.

I had to create my poster for my presentation, and this was not a small, science fair poster. Oh, no. My board is 8 feet by 4 feet. I’ve never made something so large. I needed to print it on two sheets, well, I mean I needed to find a printer who could print and then ship it right to the conference center for me. It wasn’t cheap, but hey, I’m already in for registration, AirB&B, flights, rental cars, and food. So, what the heck, right? I need this so here we go.

Creating the poster was kind of terrifying. I’m great with talking. I can write. But this graphic design thing? My confidence wanes considerably. I found a template. I went through my dissertation, and after spending the whole day at it, I finished it and sent it off.

Would you like to see what my poster looks like? Look below!

Would you like to know what my experience will be like? I’m going to go live on the Reiki Awakening Academy Facebook page each day I’m there! Check the page here for my live updates (or to watch them afterward). I feel great knowing that I’m taking you with me in this way, and I can share the excitement of the conference with you while I’m there.

Most of all, I’m completely sure that I’ll be back with many new ideas to share with you – classes, posts, ebooks, books, knowledge and inspiration!

With love and excitement,

Alice

Click the links below to see my posters (which will be hung together, 1 on top, and 2 beneath).

SAND Poster Presentation 1

SAND Poster Presentation 2