It’s been nine years now, since I formed BellaSpark Productions out of my desire to see and hear the visionaries and authors whose books I was reading. I still remember the first speaker I hosted in Fort Collins: Sonia Choquette. An amazing event with over 500 people in attendance, it showed me that there were others also hungry for this information; as a result BellaSpark Productions and the Extraordinary People Series were born. Over the years we have learned from many incredible teachers – some we resonated with and others we did not – but each one had a message to share and touched us in some way.
I have watched myself grow and evolve over the years, as well as observed the shift in many of you. After all, we cannot experience all that we have without shifting to some degree. We learn, we grow and then we are ready for more. I am definitely ready for more and I hope you are too, that’s why I am excited to announce a new series of Extraordinary People:
Last spring I was introduced to an exceptional young man through his book. The book spoke to me, touching me deeply in a way I had not felt in a while. When I had the opportunity to interview him on my radio show I knew right away this man was special, that his energy would change not only me, but the world. I guess Oprah felt it too, inviting him to be her guest on Super Soul Sunday. Panache Desai is a contemporary thought leader and author whose message of love and acceptance has drawn thousands of people from around the world to his seminars and workshops. Not aligned with any religious or spiritual tradition, he empowers people to free themselves of pain, suffering, sadness and self-limiting beliefs. Young and hip but with an ancient wisdom and compassion, Panache brings his special energy to Fort Collins in October.
This November my favorite psychic medium John Holland returns to Colorado for two nights only (Fort Collins and Denver). In this enticing lecture and demonstration, we will not only get the chance to see one of the country’s top psychic mediums connect with Spirit to deliver messages, but we will also learn what it takes for a medium to raise his energy and blend with Spirit. Without doubt, John’s authenticity as a medium is renowned, but his stage presence, his compassion, his ability to blend with Spirit all with a lightness of touch and a sense of humor is what sets him apart.
Dr. Sue Morter
In February we will have the opportunity to learn the secrets to manifesting with Dr. Sue Morter. Dr. Sue is a dynamo, viewing life from the empowered perspective that there is nothing missing, nothing broken and nothing wrong. She teaches techniques that reprogram the subconscious to make the shift from being a reactor to being a true creator and collaborator with a process of Embodiment based on Quantum science and Energy Medicine. Dr. Sue will expand our perception in a single day. Please join me in welcoming these speakers to Fort Collins. It’s going to be extraordinary.
Here’s to evolving,
I awake to sunshine, surprised that my body, somehow knowing that I had no agenda this morning, no time clock to punch, had decided to sleep past its normal 4:00 a.m. rise time. As I prepare for my morning run…
You have been here before, a part of the circle of life on this planet earth for eons and eons. You are the players, the game changers, the creators. You have seen and experienced much, yet you still return, for there is nowhere else in the Universe such as this. Some may call it a game, and that it true. Others call it Earth School – also true. It is but one of many opportunities for a soul to grow and evolve. There are rules to this game, instructions for this school, in this particular time-space continuum, that are different from those of others. Just as earth games such as Monopoly or Trivia Pursuit have their own set of rules such is true for the Game of Life on Earth. You came here for the excitement, the thrill, the adventure and the pure joy of physicality.
I have often said that my grandchildren are my greatest teachers. That was never so true as last fall when I realized my grandson Drew was showing me how the world works once again. “Nana,” Drew says in his phone…
Have you ever noticed how much stuff we have? Gadgets for this and tools for that, clothes we don’t even wear, the latest toys that sit unplayed with, and big houses filled with more stuff. We are jealous of other…
You will survive.... My message to anyone who has lost a loved one, especially a child. I have to admit, when someone told me that same thing after my daughter Kristi died, I didn't believe them. I did not want to live any longer on this Earth without my daughter. I wanted to leave. I didn't care about life, I wanted to be with my daughter. The thought of living another 30+ years was excruciatingly painful. Yet here I am, 12 years later and yes, I have survived. Was it a long hard road? Yes. But somewhere along the way, about a year ago, I decided I wanted to live. I remember the moment, the thought came to me loud and clear "I want to live!"
Each morning, as I stand in the shower, I repeat this mantra:
I choose that my thoughts, my words and my deeds reflect only my higher self and not my ego.
I remember who I am, a Divine Spark of God.
I walk in my essence of God.
These words set my intention for the day, creating an energy that helps me to balance the ups and downs and the challenges that life throws at me, keeping me on a steady course. And when I am mindful, and can maintain that energy, wow, what a difference it makes in my day and my life.
With this issue, we want to honor our daughter Kristi who died twelve years ago in an auto accident. She was the catalyst that started us on this soul journey and brought so much light into our lives. As we look back on the past twelve years, we marvel at where we were and at where we have come to be. The journey is not yet finished, but there is more joy in our hearts and we are confidently moving forward, knowing that Kristi is guiding us and smiling down on us always.
From the very beginning we have honored Kristi’s passing by hosting the Kristi Visocky Memorial Golf Tournament, the largest golf tournament in Northern Colorado, and Kristi’s Big Night Out event. (The absolute best party of the summer!) Since its inception in 2003, with the help and support of an amazing community, the Foundation has awarded $200,000 in scholarships to 90 area young women, $100,000 to build a house for Habitat for Humanity and over $100,000 in support to area organizations.
Recently I was stopped by a train in Longmont, CO. As I was sitting there waiting to proceed, I noticed a building on the right, an old factory-type place with a sign that said Cheese Importers. Having an hour to…
I was having one of those days. You know, the kind of day where you do something really stupid and then beat yourself up over it for several days after. Well here I was, well into day two of flogging myself – you know how it works, you start dredging up past wrongs, one after another, months and then years’ worth, and heap those on top of the current wrong you did. Pretty soon you’ve got a pile of boulders on your back and you’re walking around all hunched over and angry. Mad at yourself for being so stupid, seeing yourself as a total screw up, over and over and over.
So there I was lying awake at 4:00 a.m. wallowing in my self-pity about what a poor excuse for a person I was. What was interesting was that the stupid thing I did wasn’t even that big, it was just something I wished I could take back. I was half-awake/half asleep when I heard the voice.
I recently got a new computer, it has the new operating system Windows 8. A big change from my old system; completely different, totally unfamiliar and driving me crazy. It’s not intuitive to me and to say that I struggle…
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