Saturday, June 12, 2010

Star Knowledge Conference: June/July Change of Events + New Events

June/July: Change of Events + New Events

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15 June: Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 2 Hour Talk/Mini Workshop, Los Angeles, USA

9-11 July: Star Knowledge Conference, 3 Day Event, Dana will present a 50 min talk and 50 min workshop, Farmington, New Mexico, USA

16 July: Wake Up! Soul Sessions Talks, Sydney Australia

What an unexpected whirlwind of events these past few days! We left Taos last week and had a week or so to visit friends on the rez in South Dakota before we had to fly to LA this Saturday and back home to Sydney next week. While up there we also wanted to visit another friend who lived way on the other side of the state, and figured we could only stay a night in order to make our pretty tight schedule. All the while we were thinking how strange it was for us to have such a tight schedule as usually we like to be free to go with the flow, but I had talks to do in Brisbane at the end of June so that was that. So we get to our friend’s place on Sunday and there is a big hubub of activity, which is usual, yet there was something extra special about this hubub: the call had come to hold a gathering asap, July 9-11 to be exact; a Star Knowledge Conference and Star Family Reunion in the Four Corners area. Elders and wisdom keepers were coming from all over to share their messages, so that these messages can go out into the world and help people for the important times ahead. Every bone in my body wanted to be there, but my ‘schedule’ (haha) wouldn’t allow it. Staying would mean breaking my commitment to speak at the Brisbane Mind Body Spirit Festival, not to mention having to manifest the financial abundance to change airline tickets (and boy do the airlines know how to charge for that!) and spend another nearly one month in the U.S. I spoke to our friend, the one we were staying with and the one putting the conference together, Chief Golden Light Eagle, about how torn I felt. As is his way he said exactly what I knew he’d say “Follow your heart. You know what to do.”

So one night there turned into two, and we planned to leave on Tuesday morning. I was in some emotional and mental turmoil, knowing I wanted to go to that conference but at the same time I’d looked forward to speaking at a Mind Body Spirit festival for so long and felt awkward about cancelling my very first one! Not to mention the extra finances needed to change plans. I knew I was very emotionally attached to both options, so I decided surrendering it to the higher realms was the only way to get clarity. Christian and I prayed about it in the sweat lodge that Monday night asking that we be shown by the next day which path was for our highest good, and for the highest good of our highest intentions.

The next morning I was saying to people ‘we’re leaving this morning’ knowing that didn’t feel right or true at all, and they felt the same! As it turned out, Christian got a sudden migraine so I suggested he sleep it off. He said ‘okay just for half an hour, we have to go’. Half an hour came and went, as did another. His migraine wasn’t getting better, so he slept a little more. By this time it was 2pm and I thought we aren’t going anywhere today!

I was sitting at the dining table when Golden Eagle came in and said ‘Good news for you and Christian! We’ve just received a donation of $1111.11. You can change your airline tickets!” I said ‘Oh no, we can’t use any of that. You need that.” Immediately someone came up to me and said “You have to know, he does this, he gives everything away.” The thought of changing our airlines tickets with some of that donation money was mind-boggling to me, how could we accept that? I went and told Christian who said ‘Well we prayed that we be shown the right way to go, and we let go how that would happen. You can’t say ‘well I want abundance to come in one of these few ways, but we can’t accept this other way that’s come.” I was reminded of that story of the man who was caught in a flood, and boats and helicopters came to save him, meanwhile he refused saying ‘no no God will save me.’ Was this our helicopter? Apparently so.

So we went to Eagle, and accepted this wonderful gift and sign to stay. The moment we let go, and let it in, everything immediately started to flow. Leilei, the lady who organised where the donations went, called up our airline, changed our flights and hey presto, we are now flying home after the conference. Usually you have to go to the airport her to change these things and it can be quite an ordeal, and even Leilei was amazed how easily and quickly it all happened – and she reported it was actually cheaper than the change fee I was originally quoted. My dad and stepmum emailed to say they’d like to book our conference accommodation for us. We still had to get to LA for my Bodhi Tree talk next week, now we’d be driving all the way there, and Leilei offered a room at her place as a stopover as she happens to live on the way. So many miracles and so much magic, and more since, happening to help us stay – and it’s important to note that things really started flying when a) we surrendered to the highest good and b) accepted the answer when it came in the form that it came. As always, we are living on a wing and a prayer and total faith in the divine flow and our connection to Source Energy, because it is our wings, and those of the ones helping us from the higher and star realms, along with our prayers, that make everything and anything possible. One thing I know for sure: the helpers in the higher realms never move heaven and earth to make something possible, and then leave you hanging or stranded, so I just know everything will continue to unfold perfectly. Another lesson in, and opportunity to embody further, getting out of our own way!
I did have to cancel my commitment to the Brisbane Mind Body Spirit Festival, but in doing that I opened to a higher commitment: to be where I can do the most good for the most amount of people, and I know that by being at this special Star Knowledge Conference I will receive so much that I can then share with everyone in all my future talks and work – including future MBS Festivals. It is very exciting! To add to the excitement Golden Eagle has added me to the list of speakers and workshop presenters, which simultaneously feels so surreal yet so meant to be. I feel honoured to be able to do this, and I am looking forward to whatever I’m going to talk about, knowing it is already arranged on a higher level.

Time to open, open, more, and trust, trust, trust!

Many blessings and big love,


Conscious Evolution Teacher, Writer & Speaker
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Sunday, June 06, 2010

Visioning the Dream Awake: June 2010

June 2010

What's New this Month!

- Monthly Visions: Earthships and Starships

- Talks: Los Angeles, USA and Brisbane, Australia

- Little Grandmother: Pole Shift? Consciousness Shift

Every Month:

- Soul Sessions: In Person: Gold Coast and Sydney. Bookings available for Email & Phone Sessions

- Create a Life you Love E-Course (formerly Your New Chapter): Pay what you Want

- Message Boards: Shifting into your New Reality

June 2010 Monthly Visions: Earthships and Starships

This month it’s all about Authentic Power vs Artificial Power, although I decided to use a way more catchy title. Aside from fitting in with this month’s theme, it also pretty well describes my last month based in Taos, New Mexico which I’ll talk about in a minute. The current energies are totally pulling the rug out from everything based on artificial power, as we rapidly continue the mass connection to our individual and collective authentic power. Read rest here:


June Events: Dana’s Shifting into Our New Reality Talks in LA and Brisbane

Tue 15 June, 7.30-9.30pm
Bodhi Tree Bookstore, West Hollywood, USA

Fri 25 June, 2.30-3.15pm
Seminar Room B
Brisbane Mind Body Spirit Festival, Australia

Sun 27 June, 12.30-1.15pm
Seminar Room A
Brisbane Mind Body Spirit Festival, Australia


Little Grandmother (Kiesha Crowther)

Along my travels here I was led to this wise woman. This is one of the most beautiful talks I have ever heard about the coming times. For those who have worried about the ‘Pole Shift’ Little Grandmother (and she doesn’t look like what I bet you’re imagining) shares a wonderful vision of a ball bobbing in the water. The bottom half has been submerged – our heart consciousness – while the top half has been on the surface – our mind consciousness. As we move into the new energies this ball is wobbling with more and more of the heart consciousness half coming up. When we hit critical mass, woop, the ball flips and the heart consciousness will be the new dominant energy on this earth while the mind consciousness submerges. Pole Shift = Consciousness Shift....sounds good to me. Watch here:

More about Kiesha:


Soul Sessions with Dana

In Person Sessions on the Gold Coast, QLD will be available 28 and 29 June.
My next Sydney sessions will be available from 8 July onwards.
Please email to enquire about a session time.

For Email or Phone Sessions, available now, please book here:


Create a Life you Love E-Course (formerly Your New Chapter): Pay what you Want

Be guided step by step with my 7 week e-course to find out why you have the reality you have, and how to create the reality you want. Read about this course and book


Message Boards: Shifting into your New Reality

Relax with a cup of tea and read what people are saying about their current journey or share your story and questions. The Message Boards are a place to give and receive support, inspiration, insights and connection.


Have a juicylicious June!



Energy Intuitive for Personal Transformation
Conscious Evolution Teacher, Writer & Speaker
Author & Radio Host
BA Comn. (Social Inq/Media)

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June 2010 Monthly Visions: Earthships and Starships

June 2010: Earthships and Starships

This month it’s all about Authentic Power vs Artificial Power, although I decided to use a way more catchy title. Aside from fitting in with this month’s theme, it also pretty well describes my last month based in Taos, New Mexico which I’ll talk about in a minute.

The current energies are totally pulling the rug out from everything based on artificial power, as we rapidly continue the mass connection to our individual and collective authentic power. This includes everything from our inner energy systems (eg our sense of worth and confidence, and where we get that from - is it coming from our authentic core within and higher source energy? Or from our job or financial status or a relationship or the perceived lack of these things?) to our outer energy systems (our dependence on oil for example rather than utilising the natural sources of fuel available to us like solar and hydro energy).

We have become dependent on artificial sources of power for far too long, so long in fact that we didn’t even realise it was a dependence, or perhaps accepted that this dependence was something we had to live with in order to survive in this world. We became dependant on the opinions of others for our sense of what’s right and what’s wrong, what’s possible and what’s not, we became dependant on external factors for our sense of self-worth and self-value, we became dependant on governments and corporations for our food, water, heating and shelter. The plugs to these artificial sources are being pulled now left, right and centre, and for good reason: it is time to plug into our authentic sources of power: who we really are; our higher source of energy from which we all came and from which we truly receive and are able to create anything; our natural sources of energy that come from living on this wonderful planet: our sun, our wind, our waters, our earth.

Collectively, the majority of humanity have accepted without question the rules imposed on us, and the ways of living immersing and surrounding us, even if it hasn’t served us spiritually, economically or environmentally. We have listened when people have said ‘you can’t’ or gone about our daily lives in either apathy or despair when no alternatives to the norm have been offered; not by the media nor our education systems and certainly not our governments. Yet the norm is not working, and it doesn’t look like these authoritative bodies are going to change enmasse anytime soon. This is because we are here, at this time in our evolutionary history, to own our own authority. The mass change is happening, it is happening to every one of us individually, and it is we the people who will trigger a quantum leap of mass change when it comes to our systems of media, government, education, health, sustainable housing etc. As the Hopi prophecies say “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”

To wait for these huge bodies to change, so that we can change, is putting our lives in the hands of drivers who are clearly blindfolded. Either that, or they don’t really care if we crash. I liken it to having access to 100 channels on your satellite tv, but meanwhile going to someone with only 5 channels for all of your advice, opinions, permits, stamps, approvals and validation regarding what you should and shouldn’t be watching on television. This is how we have been living. It is disempowering on every level. We have been putting our power in the hands of those who do not have our best interests at heart – not because they have anything other than good intentions, but simply because they do not have the scope of consciousness and awareness required to do so. We have to take our power, our autonomy, our lives back into our own hands if we are going to move forward and more than survive, thrive in our New Earth.

In a way we have been like children, dependant on our parents for everything from our basic needs to approval, but just like children one day outgrow their parents (who knows a 5 year old that can operate the latest technology better than you can?) so too we are outgrowing our old systems and structures. Where once upon a time they served us, and helped us get where we are today, now they are no longer serving us and further, they are holding us back from our next stage of evolution. It is time for us to wake up and in waking up we have to grow up.

We are here at this unique time of evolutionary transformation to remember who we are, and to create the world of our dreams. This is not an ideal fantasy, it is our destined reality, and it is time to wake up from the illusion that we have been sold as reality. There is a new world being created right now, we just have to plug into it – and unplug from the old one.

Ever since I was little I had very specific visions of a world that looked very different to the one I saw around me. As I grew older I came to realise that I was seeing visions of our New Earth; the world that we are going to create together this lifetime, the world that we are already creating right now. Those visions included homes and buildings that were built as extensions of their environment, that felt like living, breathing creations that were totally in harmony with nature, and perfectly looked after us.

Last year, during our mammoth 16 month journey up and down North & South America, Christian and I were driving south toward Taos when we passed tens of acres of strange looking houses that looked like they were growing out of the Earth. My sister Krisi was spending some time with us at the time, and we all asked at once “What was that?” Christian slammed on the brakes and turned around, driving up to the main strange looking building. It was called the Earthship Visitors Centre. As we looked at the homes and buildings around us, we realised that the walls were made of tyres, aluminium cans and colourful bottles. Huge glass exteriors showed that there were rainforest like plants and trees and flowers growing on the inside of these buildings. This is in the middle of the dry Northern New Mexico desert. We stood open-mouthed at the totally wondrous sights around us thinking ‘Where are we? What is this?’.

We walked inside the Visitors Centre and found informative posters and a short video describing Earthships: 100% off the grid, self-sustainable homes made from recycled materials namely tyres, cans and bottles. They cost around the same as a conventional home to build, but once built your utility bills are zero, with a zero carbon footprint. Earthships are the invention of visionary architect Michael Reynolds, who some of you may know from the documentary Garbage Warrior. It is available on DVD if you get a chance to rent or buy a copy. Actually visionary isn’t the right word because that implies he just has some good ideas. Michael is a hands on force of nature who applies his visionary brilliance (although he humbly calls it just plain logic that makes sense) into practical experiments that he has been evolving with trial and error for forty years. He loves the process of trying and failing because each time he learns how to make things better: a big lesson for those of us who delay action for fear of not succeeding or being perfect immediately. These experiments have evolved into beautiful, unique homes that are rapidly gaining in popularity because they are so perfectly meeting our environmental and economic challenges. They are an idea whose time has definitely come.

During that fated visit, we found out that Earthships offered internships to about 12 people a month, offering the opportunity to work on site, participating in the building of these amazing homes. Christian applied immediately, and a little over 6 months after coming home to Sydney we found ourselves back on a plane to the US – he had been accepted for the May group.

We booked a cute little apartment in Taos where I based myself working from home while he went off to the Earthship site 20 minutes up the road every day, pounding tyres, making can walls and learning the ins and outs of Earthship building. I have to admit that at first I was thinking this would simply be a great way for Christian to learn more about off the grid living, which he has been very passionate about for a long time, and pick up some building tips along the way. I mean really, did I want to end up living in a home made of tyres and cans?

Every day he came home with photos of the building process, information about why Michael has designed the Earthships in the way he has, and it didn’t take long for me to start falling in love with these homes. I interviewed Michael for an article and got to do the final 2 day weekend intensive which involved some hands on experience and a tour of 8 different Earthships as well as hearing Michael speak a few hours each day. Needless to say by the end of the month I was sold. Our next vision board step is to build our own home, and that home will be an Earthship. The name Earthship is not meant to be associated with spaceships, which is what a lot of people think, rather it is associated with a regular ship, one which is a self-functioning self-contained body that has all it needs to work out in the middle of the ocean.

Earthships are totally about tapping into our authentic power, which we have abundant access to vs relying on artificial power, which is limited and keeps us dependant. In Australia we live in fear of running out of water. For many in developing countries this fear is a reality, with people dying of dehydration or having to rely on drinking water being trucked in to poverty stricken and remote communities. Meanwhile we have perfectly good rainwater running down our drains and wonderful clean water residing in our Earth. The problem is for some crazy reason we don’t catch most of this water, or know how to access it in a way that it can provide for us. Every Earthship not only catches rainwater, but every drop of water is used four times. Clean drinking water, and water for showers, once used goes to water the internal plants (vegetables and fruit trees that help feed your family), is then used to flush the toilets, and finally goes outside as ‘black water’ with the last of it being used to water the outdoor landscaping plants. I found out that 40% of water used in an average house is a result of toilet flushing, whereas in an Earthship the toilet flushing water has already been used two times, so you aren’t using (or wasting) any new or old water! With conventional houses our sewerage is trucked out, or flows out, to our precious oceans and waterways, whilst Earthships are completely self-contained.

What’s the point of the tyres? Well 250 million tyres get thrown away every year in the U.S, creating piles of useless potentially hazardous waste. Tyres are a perfect casing for rammed earth, and with hundreds of them creating the exterior walls of your home they provide a natural cooling/heating system keeping your home at a lovely temperature year round: cool in summer and warm in winter. Another thing I discovered is that 1/3 of the world’s energy usage is a result of household and building heating and cooling systems. The aluminium cans reduce the quantity of concrete needed for interior walls, while the glass bottles reduce the need for glass panes for windows, and look stunning.

A really interesting thing I learned is that a typical centralised power plant takes maybe 50 years to pay off, so a council is not going to update that power plant too regularly. This is a perfect example of how our old ways of being are not serving us, and not keeping up with our available technology and environmental needs. As Michael put it, our environment is evolving faster than our old systems. To catch up to the evolving energies around us, we have to let go of the old systems otherwise go down with them, because they are just not compatible with where we are headed.

Okay so this is starting to sound like an ad for Earthships, and I’m not suggesting this is the only alternative out there. The point I’m trying to make is that workable wonderful alternatives are out there that make sense on every level, while our current way of living really doesn’t in comparison. The ideal of a New Earth, living in ways that are in harmony with nature, where everyone receives all that they need – particularly food, water and shelter - is not some airy wishful thinking. We have been living on a planet that provides us with fresh water, solar energy and the means to grow our own food. Meanwhile we have completely disconnected ourselves from these authentic and abundant sources of energy, choosing instead to rely on governments and corporations to provide artificial versions of these things for which we pay a large price economically and environmentally.

Artificial power is on its last legs, be it within our energy field or in our homes or in the outer world. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been a big wake up call to Americans especially, who are having to face an enormous ecological – and economic – disaster because of our global addiction to oil. We have to ask ourselves why we blindly accept this addiction, with all it’s obvious harmful consequences, when we have natural and abundant sources of clean, renewable energy? Why? The greed of the people who profit from this and other similar pursuits. If there is one positive thing that has come out of this catastrophe it is that the illegal goings on between the oil companies and the regulatory bodies is coming to light, and once something is revealed it can no longer continue without mass public outrage.

Apocalypse comes from a Greek and Latin word meaning “That which is hidden becomes revealed” How exciting! We are really going to see some s*&# hit the fan over the next couple of years as more and more truth becomes revealed. It will be astounding and shocking once humanity realises how much truth has been hidden including free energy technology that would allow everyone to have all they need without having to work at a job they hate just to survive day to day.

We’re also going to finally uncover more of the truth about our star origins, and about the star people who have been visiting this planet for thousands of years – and continue to do so right now. Some of them are highly evolved and benevolent, others not so much. Along with those visions I had when I was little of environmentally friendly houses, I also used to look up at the stars and feel I was from there, feeling I had been dropped off here on Earth by a starship which had left me behind. Needless to say it took me a long time to get with the program that I had actually chosen to be here on Earth! I just spent a day in Crestone, Colorado which along with much of New Mexico, is a place from which weekly reports of starship sightings emerge. Energetically, Crestone felt like some kind of inter-dimensional superhighway with the feeling that it was a grand central station entry/exit portal for starships. I haven’t talked much about this topic in my work, but I am being called to do so from now on. So as crazy as it may sound, onward we go!

We are living in exciting times. Hold on to your hat, and grab hold of your authentic power. It is use it or lose it time.

(c) Dana Mrkich 2010

Dana Mrkich is an internationally known teacher, thought leader and visionary in the field of Personal Transformation, Conscious Evolution and Vibrational/Energy Reality. She is a naturally gifted Energy Intuitive, Author of A New Chapter, Radio Host and creator/teacher of e-course Create a Life You Love. She offers her empowering Soul Sessions via email, phone and Skype to clients all around the world, and in-person in Sydney, Australia, containing the guidance and healing insights you most need as you step further into your true self and new reality. Ask Dana your general questions about these changing times, or share your stories, on her new Message Boards. Subscribe to Dana's Monthly Newsletter or please visit: . You can follow Dana on Twitter or become a Fan on Facebook