Fifth Annual

Change: Finding the Gift in Shift Conference

January 21 -23, 2011

Sedona, AZ



Opening Address

Sarah McLean


Sarah spent two years in a Zen Buddhist monastery, lived in an ashram in India, and worked with Dr. Deepak Chopra for 8 years, serving as his education director for the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. She’s been featured in the NY Times, and is often invited to speak on the subject of meditation, mind/body health and stress reduction. Sarah is now the director of the Sedona Meditation Training Co. where she teaches meditation and facilitates self-discovery retreats. 

Sarah McLean is an expert meditation teacher and creator of the CD ‘Meditate.’  She invites everyone, regardless of their meditation experience, to join her. She’ll first introduce you to key points for successful meditation, and will then guide you gently into a deep meditation. The stillness you experience in meditation will allow you to release stress and expand your awareness.

Transcendence through meditation: Exploring the Space Within

Transcendence leads to expanded awareness in every aspect of life.  A nationwide expert in stress relief and meditation, Sarah McLean will show you a profound, timeless practice that will help you transcend the experience of time and space and local reality. You’ll begin to uncover the ways you depend on transitory experiences to define your identity. Discover how to shift your reference point through transcendence to actualize the qualities of the unchanging aspect that underlies creation and your soul or self. Learn ways to infuse these qualities of bliss, creativity, and wholeness into your everyday experience. 


Opening Keynote Speaker

Gregg Braden

New York Times best-selling author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. Following a successful career as a Computer Geologist for Phillips Petroleum during the 1970s energy crisis, he became a Senior Computer Systems Designer for Martin Marietta Defense Systems during the last year of the Cold War. In 1991 he was appointed the first Technical Operations Manager for Cisco Systems where he led the development of the global support team that assures the reliability of today’s Internet.


For more than 22 years, Gregg has searched high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to uncover their timeless secrets. To date, his work has led to such paradigm-shattering books as The Isaiah Effect, The God Code, The Divine Matrix and his 2008 release, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief:  Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits. Gregg’s work is now published in 17 languages and 27 countries and shows us beyond any reasonable doubt that the key to our future lies in the wisdom of our past.


Deep Truth:

Igniting the Memory of Our Origin, History, Destiny and Fate


Deep Truth reveals the four new discoveries that forever change the way we’ve thought of ourselves in the past. It’s these truths that must be considered as we address the great crises of our time.

Recent crises that range from the economy and healthcare to the way we deal with terrorism and war are direct indications of how quickly we need a radical shift in the way we think of ourselves to deal with the change. The experts tell us we must act now!

Fact: In the years between 2010 and 2012 our choices will determine our response to the greatest number, and the greatest magnitude of crises to face humankind (identified in Fractal Time) in recorded history.

Fact: The choices that we make today are based in the way we think of our-selves—ideas that demand a radical reality check in the presence of new technology and new discoveries.

Join Gregg in Sedona to explore this powerful synthesis of easy-to-understand science and the wisdom traditions of the past to uncover the deep truths at the root of humankind’s greatest threats. He then will describe how new discoveries hold the key to life-affirming changes that we can make in our personal lives, as well as collectively in our families, communities and in our world.



Cynthia James

Cynthia James is one of today’s brightest and best loved international spiritual leaders, inspirational speakers, multi-media performers and award winning authors who is admired and respected around the world for her passion to empower and transform people’s lives. Cynthia’s life changing ministries at Mile High Church in Denver, Colorado have not only touched and transformed the lives of people there, but have also helped bring people together of all faiths and walks of life in order to make the world a better place for all of us all on a global scale.  A survivor of childhood abuse, Rev. James has developed effective tools that have assisted thousands of individuals, families and couples in transcending and healing from the wounds of abuse and trauma in their lives.  Cynthia is certified as a post traumatic stress disorder facilitator who has created and led innovative workshops that focus on individual growth and expanded awareness. Some of Cynthia’s ministries include taking the message of her book, “What Will Set You Free” as a workshop to women in prisons, the Cynthia James (online) Support Network that touches people all over the world and her amazingly inspirational music.


Cynthia James’ latest and greatest endeavor is co-hosting an exciting new international internet radio variety talk show entitled Connections Radio with Dr. Jordan Paul and Humanity’s Team to “Awakening the World to Oneness” which is featured on Spirit Media Network, the new spirit in media, media that makes a difference!


What Will Set You Free 

In this time of accelerated living, it is important to remember that we are all here to live fully expressed lives demonstrating complete freedom. Learn the seven steps to freedom, a roadmap to live a life filled with purpose, creativity and passion!  


Dr. Rocco Errico


Dr. Rocco Errico is an ordained minister, international lecturer and author, spiritual counselor, and one of the nation's leading Biblical scholars working from the original Aramaic texts. For ten years he studied intensively with Dr. George M. Lamsa, Th.D., (1890-1975), world-renowned Assyrian biblical scholar and translator of the Holy Bible from the Ancient Eastern Text. Dr. Errico is proficient in Aramaic and Hebrew exegesis, helping thousands of readers and seminar participants understand how the Semitic context of culture, language, idioms, symbolism, mystical style, psychology, and literary amplification—the Seven Keys that unlock the Bible—are essential to understanding this ancient spiritual document.


Every progressive stage of understanding and enlightenment creates a clear and renewed heart and mind. We humans are the only ones that can transcend ourselves and circumstances. The Bible relates the story of a human transcending consciousness that reached its apex in the man, Jesus of Nazareth. We are all in various stages of transcendence and transformation, but the question we continually need to ask ourselves is: What are we transcending? What is its purpose and where will it end? Dr. Errico unveils the mysteries of scripture through the ancient Aramaic language that help us transcend our past belief systems and enter a world of peace and compassion.  



Other Life-changing Speakers

Dean Taraborelli

Dean Taraborelli is founder of The Sanctuary at Sedona, an alternative healing retreat center focusing on addiction and other self-defeating behaviors. Dean is dedicated to offering individuals a unique environment to heal and make sustainable life shifts to reconnect with their authentic selves and soul’s journey.


Sparked by his second near-death experience, Dean left a lucrative business career to study the energy medicine practices and wisdom teachings of the indigenous Americans. He was initiated into the Native American shamanic lineage of the Peruvian Q’ero in 2003, stepping into his true vocation as a healer, wisdom teacher and intuitive.

Integrate, Activate, Co-create: A User’s Guide to Wholeness


We’ve all heard of the mind, body, soul and spirit connection, but how do we live it?  Everyone already has everything they need to heal, grow and consciously participate in their own evolution. In fact, we’re already doing this whether we know it or not – usually we do it unconsciously, without meaning or purpose. 

This presentation will help people remember how to be active, conscious participants in their lives and evolution. We’ll discuss the importance of integrating all aspects of being human and how to gather your personal human resources. Once you’ve integrated and refocused your otherwise undirected energy, your inner technology is ready for activation. This inner technology has been known by the masters, and is open to us now, more than any other time in history. Once you’ve activated your inner technology, you’re ready to consciously co-create your life and your world. 


Dr. Donald Backstrom

Dr. Donald Backstrom has over two decades experience as a practicing chiropractor. Along with his doctorate in chiropractic, he has a Master of Science in clinical psychology, Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and human biology, and post doctorate training in rehabilitation and neurology. He is certified in meridian therapy (acupuncture) and clinical nutrition.


Dr. Backstrom's philosophy is to treat each patient according to their unique willingness and ability to take responsibility for their own wellness. He says, "I listen carefully to what people present with, and assess my plan of treatment based on the organic process that arises when a patient realizes that he/she can create an optimal state of being because they are their own healer."


Transcendence: Cellular Biology and the Shift in Consciousness


Dr. Backstrom will present information on how our cells work in tandem with consciousness to loosen energy patterns that keep us stuck in separation and unconscious victim memories and patterns. These victim patterns are encoded in the body. He will demonstrate how we can shift this and allow our cellular function to work in flow with our conscious evolution to a fully empowered state of living in the NOW. He’ll use audience participation, so you’ll have firsthand experience of his work. Transcendence in Dr. Backstrom's clinical practice is all about acceptance and integration of the physical body with all parts of our energy field.




Sunny Dawn Johnston

Sunny Dawn Johnston has helped thousands of people across the country find their personal spiritual connection, learn to listen within to their own inner truth and recognize and own their natural spiritual gifts. As a child, with the support of her metaphysical parents, Sunny was given the opportunity to follow her own truth, beliefs, and life path. She was a spiritually gifted child and has since devoted her life to the enhancement of her spiritual gifts and to the application of these gifts with humanity. Sunny is a national speaker and workshop presenter, highly respected as an International Intuitive, Medium and Spiritual Teacher.

She is the founder of Sunlight Alliance, a spiritual teaching and healing center in Glendale , Arizona . Sunny also volunteers her time as a psychic investigator for the international organization FIND ME.  This is a not-for-profit organization of Psychic, Investigative, and Canine Search & Rescue (SAR) volunteers working together to provide leads to Law Enforcement and Families of missing persons and homicide.


Connecting with Your Spirit

Through her own inspirational life story, Sunny will teach you how to embrace your current situation, empower your inner being and move from the fear you have been experiencing to the joy that is your birthright!

Using her own personal experiences and unique perspective, Sunny helps you to explore and identify the emotional and physical resistance that keeps you from creating and allowing your heart's desires. She will teach you how to empower yourself rather than argue for your limitations. Through meditation, visualization and live music from soul musician Kris Voelker,

Sunny will re-awaken the part of you that knows the truth of who you are. This workshop will offer you a chance to experience the unconditional loving energy that is surrounding you and supporting you always and in all ways. By attending this workshop, you will be reminded of who you really are and why you are truly here.

Sunny is excited to be joined by her soul musician, Kris Voelker.  Kris uses her lyrics, voice and guitar to reach inside your heart and immediately move you to a place of healing. Her music and voice are often referred to as angelic. By the end of the workshop, you’ll understand why she is referred to as a soul musician.




Bert Janssen

Dutch native, Bert Janssen, is an award winning author, researcher and motivational entertainer who has appeared in numerous documentaries and on radio and TV. His interest in the power of shapes, form, harmony, and geometry has led him into the mysterious world of crop circles, Gothic Cathedrals, and ancient sites. He travels all over the world to study, photograph and record these mysteries on film, which has led to the production of three documentaries. Bert has written many articles and has authored several books including: The Hypnotic Power of Crop Circles and Sophia’s Egg. His life quest is based on understanding the intersection of science and spirituality – the place where earth meets heaven – where matter meets Spirit.


Sophia's Doorway to the Gods

In 1531 Juan Diaz, a man living in the outskirts of Mexico City, meets a woman who tells him that she is the Mother of God. It is the beginning of an amazing and true story. The same story formed for Bert Janssen the start of an incredible sequence of adventures and discoveries, which he will share with you during his lecture. You will be taken by him on a dazzling rollercoaster ride that will take you from Mexico, to the Cathedral of Chartres in France, to the Knights Templar and the Cathars, to Saint Swithun and Saint George, to the crop circles in England, to Avebury, Stonehenge and Glastonbury and finally to Sophia. It is an incredible story that will linger, smoulder and ferment in your system for weeks and months to come. A story with a message you do not want to miss!




Randall Libero

Randall Libero is a pioneering New Media Producer whose mission is to promote a new era of what he calls “Visionary Entertainment.” He is a recognized expert on the convergence of motion pictures and Internet Media and their impact on society and culture.

As Senior Executive Producer for World Talk Radio, LLC., he created the 7th Wave Network online broadcast TV and radio channels and has personally produced more than 10,000 hours of original programming with some of the world’s leading best-selling authors, motivational personalities, visionary thinkers, and business leaders.

Randall is also is the producer and host of the online talk radio program "Spirit of Film: Conversations" and is authoring a book on the New Media culture about how the Internet is playing a key role in the global spiritual awakening and creating a new generation of visionary filmmakers. Randall is currently creating a new online video broadcast network to launch in 2011 showcasing enlightened media and visionary entertainment programming and education.

The Third Beginning: New Media, Movies, and the Internet’s Role in Our Visionary Future

The New Information Society is beginning to overflow into a global spiritual awakening, converging with a grand cycle of evolutionary change happening in our present age on an unprecedented scale and unlike any previous era.

Evolved insights and perspectives are bubbling beneath the surface of dozens of new movies, hundreds of new books, blog sites and social media networks, and thousands of news articles and popular songs each year. It is apparent the sharing of information is accelerating exponentially for vast numbers of human beings to break through and understand something truly profound that 200 years ago could only get through in bits and fragments to a few isolated individuals.

The current mainstream media channels of broadcast TV and radio now keep human attention focused upon the problems that result from fear-centered ways of thinking. We all can have a part in creating a new media paradigm for enlightened media and visionary entertainment that is life-enhancing, inspirational, and advocates critical thinking, creativity, and originality.



Ronna Prince

Ronna Prince is a spiritual teacher, counselor and workshop presenter who lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. She works with local clients in person and with clients all over the world in telephone consultations. Ronna presents workshops throughout the US on topics of spiritual conscious change-creation. 

As a spiritual teacher and counselor, Ronna offers individual and group sessions with the aim of increasing her clients’ consciousness around their gifts and talents. Her work focuses on assisting people to move forward into new directions that are aimed at providing service to others by fully using innate skills. Her sessions include the self-awareness tools of numerology, Aura-Soma, and clearing unconscious blocks to manifestation. She often accesses a client’s akashic records to locate “key pivotal karma.”  Many people are unconsciously re-enacting karmic patterns or vows and contracts from past lives. These can be effectively and quickly cleared in the course of a session. 

Modern Mastery™: Unveiling the Mysteries with Keys to the Heart and Codes for the Soul

The world we live in today is very different from the world of the master teachers of prior eras. While these teachers have immense wisdom that we still study today, the tools of application are vastly different. Living in a modern world with unprecedented technological changes, a diminished connection with nature and a highly mobile society, we are being called to find new ways to access our innate wisdom and to express it in the world in creative and impactful ways.  Mastery no longer requires years of formal study and initiation by other teachers. Essentially, as Ronna says, “there are no more secrets!” This in and of itself is a radical change from the mystery school teachings of old. Ronna will discuss an innovative approach to work with ancient mystery teachings that will accelerate your expansion into modern mastery™, access your soul wisdom and expand your ability to create with the power of conscious love.



David Sereda

David Sereda is co-founder of VOICE Entertainment, director, producer, filmmaker, photographer, author and public speaker. He is also a well known space scientist, physicist, ecologist and spiritual explorer. He has planted over 1.3 million trees in Canada, spoke in Congress for Clean Fusion Power in 1993, marketed sustainable housing, made break-throughs in oil spill clean-ups, solar, wind and hydrogen technology.

He has appeared on hundreds of radio shows such as Art Bell, George Noory, Ian Punnett on Coast to Coast AM; "If it Rocks" with Allan Handelman; Whitley Strieber's "Dreamland," and worldwide on many TV shows such as CNN, Anderson Cooper; Fox News, Fox & Friends; ABC Peter Jennings; History Channel, TLC, & the Sci-Fi channel. 

His goal is to inspire and teach other people how they can have their own mystical/religious experiences, and how they can use meditation and prayer to heal any mental challenges or personal struggles they might be experiencing.

Differentials, the Hidden Harmonic Codes of the Universe 

A major breakthrough in Sacred Geometry and Zero Point Energy. This work will revolutionize our understanding of how energy moves from the Zero Point Field into our dimension for future healing, new energy sources, and consciousness development. David Sereda will show you the secret to Harmonic Codes beyond Fibonacci's sequence of the famous Phi ratio, a hidden secret in the great pyramids (how they were used as stargates), the harmonic code of anti-gravity, and more. How can we apply these new harmonics to music, architecture, math, zero point energy technologies, meditation and healing? 


Jane Elizabeth Smith


A true American success story, Jane Elizabeth Smith was one of nine children raised on a farm and sent out to make her way in the world. Overcoming enormous obstacles, she worked her way through college and went on to build a nationally recognized financial services business. Always knowing that God had a special plan for her, Jane recognized and embraced the possibilities of partnering with God to create the life of her dreams.

Today, she shares the sacred promise that has enabled her to journey through her own dark night of the soul and create her life as she chooses. Her message is life-changing: “If I can do this, so can you! Here are the Divine gifts that will guide and support you in creating the life of your dreams. You are not alone.”

Jane received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Louisville at Kentucky. She is a certified master practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Empowerment™ and Hypnosis through the Association for Integrative Psychology.

A Change of Heart for Love and Money

Are you ready for your dreams to come true? While this may sound cliché, it is true for all who wish to claim the life they’ve longed for. Jane Elizabeth takes you on a journey through her rags to riches story – of both love and money. Having discovered the practical application of the law of love in her life, she shares the basic tenets anyone can utilize to have a vast and powerful change of heart. The power of love can lead you to the life of you’ve longed for. Get ready!




Dr. Chet Snow

Chet Snow, Ph.D., is an internationally-acclaimed author, lecturer and regression therapist with degrees from Columbia University and the Sorbonne in Paris. His wife, Kallista Snow, from France, has studied yoga, reflexology, therapeutic massage and mediation. Having met initially in Paris in 1985, they were brought together as a couple in December 1991 by Mother Meera, their spiritual mentor, a master (Avatar) now living near Frankfurt. Since 1994 they have lived in Sedona, Arizona, long recognized as sacred land by Native Americans. Their Sedona house, built by members of the White [Healing] Lodge of England, was once home to the Hopi spiritual leader, White Bear.

Venus Visions: 2012 and the Goddess

 At 95% of our diameter, Venus is Earth's sister planet. Our closest neighbor, Venus orbits our mutual sun in about 225 Earth days, in such a way that every eight years our celestial paths form a five-pointed star. Rarer are Venus transits, when its orbit crosses that of the Sun, so that Sol's energies must pass through or around Venus on their way to warm our sky.  Due to orbital eccentricities, such transit events come in pairs about eight years apart, separated by more than a century of time. 

Except for the Sun and our Moon, long associated with Father and Mother Deities, Venus shines brightest in the night sky and throughout history has represented Love, the Goddess and the Divine Feminine. Ancient peoples, worldwide, recorded the phases of Venus as it alternated between being the Morning or the Evening Star, predicting significant events or omens accordingly. For a few, like the classical Maya, Venus was seen as violent and its annual "disappearance" between its morning and evening risings meant celestial war, all too often mirrored here on Earth. Nonetheless, their astronomical calendars were based on our Sister Star as much as the Sun; indeed Venus was the Sun's twin or companion for the Maya. 

Currently we are in the middle of a pair of Venus transits as seen from Earth. The last Venus transit pair ended in 1882; the first contemporary transit took place June 8, 2004 to be followed by another on June 6, 2012; then it will be 2117 AD before the phenomenon returns.  Energetically, this is a highly significant period; one Hawaiians call the opening of the "Aloha Portal" or "Gate of Love."  In this talk I will explore ancient and contemporary visions of Venus as an integral part of the accelerating Shift as we approach 6-6-12.





Bearcloud is a world-renowned vision seeker/seer, painter, sculptor and author. Bearcloud's paintings come to him as visions from deep within his spirit, he considers them to be a gift of the Universe, the Great Mystery. He has great concern for seeing the Earthmother heal and the people as well. His book 7 Fires is the first in a series of awakenings to the language and universal knowledge of the ancient ones.  As overseer of the Chameleon Project he imparts his visions to the world in the form of “Oasis for Humanity,” a non-profit botanical garden and universal library of wisdom. Bearcloud is currently raising funds for development at http://Chameleon-Project.org.  

Secrets of the Pyramids 

Bearcloud, a mixed-blooded Ni-U-kon-ska, bridges the gap between cultures by sharing native understandings and visual messages spun from the mystical road of spirit.  Bearcloud recounts his journey to uncover the secrets explored in his new book, which took him to England, Australia, Egypt, Peru and to the high plains of the Midwestern United States, the land of his ancestors.  He will show that there is a common thread between ancient people like the Egyptians, Native Americans and the Star Nations. He reveals ancient secrets of the pyramid tunnels and passageways that for millennia confounded Archeologists and Egyptologists. His expert analysis of Starglyph symbology proves that the Pyramids were built with a Universal Wisdom.


Patricia Cota-Robles


Patricia is co-founder of the nonprofit educational organization, which sponsors her work and the Annual World Congress on Illumination. She hosts the weekly online radio show, Awaken Your Divine Potential on bbsradio.com. Patricia is the author of eleven books, her latest is Who Am I? Why Am I Here? She has produced CDs and DVDs that reinforce her work. Patricia presents free seminars throughout the United States, and free webinars on her website that are available throughout the world. Patricia also distributes a free online monthly newsletter.

Patricia has given talks and workshops in 19 foreign countries. Through her website Patricia freely shares information from the Beings of Light in the Realms of Illumined Truth, and networks with Lightworkers around the world who are committed to sustainable world peace, planetary transformation and reestablishing reverence for ALL Life.

What Should We Anticipate?

Even though we have already begun our Ascension into the 5th Dimension, humanity’s focus on 2012 is opening a multi-dimensional doorway into the Divine Heart and Mind of God. This is creating a moment in time when the focused attention and positive expectations of millions of people around the world have the potential of catapulting this planet and all her Life forward in the Light.

People everywhere are becoming aware of 2012, and anticipation abounds. People are asking: What will happen? How will this personally affect me and my family? Will this event change who I am or how I live? Will it result in peace and abundance in the world? Will there be cataclysmic earth changes? Will it change the way people think and feel about each other? What will this event actually mean in the overall scheme of things on planet Earth?

As usual, there is a plethora of speculation. People are predicting everything ranging from the instant manifestation of Heaven on Earth to the catastrophic end of the world. The Truth is, humanity is co-creating this event and not even our Father-Mother God or the Company of Heaven knows exactly how the events of 2012 will physically manifest on Earth. The outcome will be determined by humanity and how we choose to use our free will and our creative faculties of thought and feeling to manifest the patterns of perfection for the New Earth.


The events of 2012 are being orchestrated through the unified efforts of both Heaven and Earth with the intent of accelerating humanity’s awakening process and Earth's ascension into the 5th Dimension. What are YOU co-creating?










Congratulations to

Janis Pope and

Charmaine Gagnon

winners of the

Gift in Shift Sweepstakes!

They each won 2 preferred seating tickets

to the Gift in Shift Conference

January 21-23, 2011.


Sarah McLean

Opening Address

Gregg Braden

Opening Keynote

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Cynthia James

Saturday Keynote

Dean Taraborelli

Randall Libero












Sarah McLean

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Gregg Braden

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Cynthia James

Saturday Keynote






Dr. Rocco Erricco

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Dr. Donald Backstrom










Sunny Dawn Johnston










Bert Janssen






Randall Libero













Ronna Prince









David Sereda








Jane Elizabeth Smith














Dr. Chet Snow










Rod Bearcloud







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