Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Stay Connected to Love...

Liz Dawn Donahue
There is no doubt that many of us are feeling the effects of change as we enter 2012.  It‘s almost as if we are on a roller coaster and we are hanging on tightly as we shift through the turbulent motion of going uphill and then moving at the speed of light as we descend.  It is most definitely an interesting time on our planet.

I remember my beautiful mother Ariel, who doubled in my life as one of my greatest spiritual teachers, sharing with me that there would be time of intense stress that would bring up people’s fears.  She further shared that this would be the moment when we would need to be extremely practiced at being able to stay connected to who we truly are, which is simply love.  My mother would continuously share with me that part of our mission on the planet is to completely identify with love not fear, to choose embracing an open heart and not ego.

I understand all too well that this is easier said than done.  My mother understood that as well.  Perhaps that is why in 1995 we created our family business, Mishka Productions.  Ariel was a firm believer in spiritual education and wanted to do something to help shift and uplift the consciousness of the planet.  She and I embarked on developing workshops and conferences with teachers who embraced like-minded concepts.

Liz & Ariel (Mom)
For many years, we created one event a month and then in 2002, she and I created an event that to this day brings people from all over the world to participate.  We decided to bring together over 20 of the country’s top bestselling authors and most sought after spiritual teachers to present workshops and keynote lectures for an entire four days.  When we started the event we had no idea the magnificence in what we were creating. My mother appropriately named this event, “Celebrate Your Life!”

Although my beautiful mother transitioned in 2009, I have continued to move forward with our mission.  We have continued presenting the Celebrate Your Life conference in Arizona and Chicago.  The 6th annual Celebrate Your Life Chicago will be on June 8-10, 2012.  This is quite an accomplishment for two Jewish girls who got started with a phone line in her dining room.

There are moments when organizing an event of this magnitude can be tiring, however what keeps me going are all the life-changing and inspiring comments we receive from attendees.  Here is something from a conference attendee:

“Celebrate Your Life is my gift to myself.  I consider this conference "food for the soul".  It renews my spirit, and I end it every year feeling euphoric.” – Janice Z.

Our next conference in June takes place in Chicago and features bestselling authors, Marianne Williamson, don Miguel Ruiz, James Van Praagh, Neale Donald Waslch, Caroline Myss, Michael Beckwith, James Redfield, Barbara Marx Hubbard and so many more powerful life-changing presenters. 

For more information call Mishka Productions at:  877-300-7352 or log onto: www.CelebrateYourLife.ORG

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