Healing Points New Year's Newsletter
News for the beginning of 2009
Each new year brings with it the hope of new
beginnings. We leave behind the old, and look forward to the
new. It is at it's best, a holiday of hope. Yet it
passes and within a short period of time it's all to easy to find
oneself with forgotten resolutions and unremembered hopes.
So I start this newsletter with this: That the
renewal and hope of the New Year will be remembered in each moment
of the coming year and in all years to come. That every day,
every moment, every breath will bring to you a constantly unfolding
and infinite awakening to the beauty, joy and love that resides in
your deepest heart within which is the Truth of who you are.
As many of you know, I have been on an extended
sabbatical from my acupuncture practice. It all started a bit
under a year ago, just before the summer Journey to the Amazon when
I slipped and almost fell, in the process rather badly re-injuring
an old martial arts problem in my low back. Partially because of the
stresses of travel it was re-inured several times on the Journey.
As I was unable to accomplish the physical strain of patient
treatment, I decided to take an extended time off for my own
healing. Fortunately the healing is progressing, slowly but
I welcome this as an opportunity to
renew my deep commitment to healing with the recognition that again,
it is time to explore new avenues of the healing journey and how I
can contribute even more to the universal process of healing.
Upcoming soundJourney Concert
I am please to announce the first soundJourney of
2009. This will take place in Culver City on January 24th at
6:00pm. For more information and to purchase the very limited
tickets, please go to
Journey to the Amazon
Plans are underway for the 4th annual Journey to the
Amazon. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone who wishes
to experience and explore both deep shamanic healing and the
incredible beauty of the Amazonian rain forest. On the last
Journey, we not only experienced one magical week in a beautiful
jungle lodge with three powerful healers, but also took a one week
luxury cruise deep into the virgin jungle. This years Journey will be limited to 25 people. I can't even
express in words how meaningful and wonderful these experiences are
for all who attend. Truly a new world is opened and explored. It is,
without exaggeration, a Journey of a lifetime.>On this journey you will have the opportunity to:
- Work with healing your childhood and past traumas
- Experience profound levels of emotional healing
- Discover new ways to create your future.
- Get unstuck from old belief systems and patterns.
- Deeply detoxify body mind and spirit
- Take real step towards rediscovering the true You.
- Realize powerful shifts that will change and improve your life.
- And, have a great time exploring the wonders of the Upper
Amazon. We'll visit several native villages and learn about
their culture, arts, and way of life, take guided hikes through the
jungle, experience the beauty of jungle river travel, and much more.
exact dates are not yet set, but it will be in late Spring or early
Summer. For more information please visit
If this interests you, please contact me via email and I'll keep you
Heart Feather Foundation
is a Quechua word that means "sacred reciprocity". Those of you
who have followed my story over the last 5 years know that I have
received much from the culture and traditions of Peruvian Shamanism.
The Heart Feather Foundation is my best attempt to give back to
those who have given me so much, to participate in Ayni.
The mission of HeartFeather is to support South American Shamanic
healers in maintaining their traditional knowledge and wisdom.
Further, in exposing people of other backgrounds and
nationalities to the healing powers of the medicines of the Upper
Amazonian and Andean regions, we will help to gain the financial
resources to aid the indigenous healers in their work.
HeartFeather will acquire land dedicated to the growth and study
of traditional medicinal plants and for the protection of remaining
Through this we will promote the return of acquired land to the
indigenous healers who will help in preservation and the restoration
of land ravaged by resource extraction.
Your donations and support are greatly appreciated!
Online Photo Gallery and Store
After hearing so many people asking me to display
and make my photographs available for purchase, I opened up an
online photo gallery where you explore some of my favorite pictures. Each
tells an amazing story, and they make wonderful gifts!
Please drop by for a visit!