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Hello, Bonjour, Guten Tag, Buenos Dias, Buongiorno, Aloha!

Happy New Year to Everyone! 

What a wonderful year 2021 was for Spiritual Awakenings International!  Thank you to each and every one of you for your love and support in this past year.  We look forward to bringing you many more joys in 2022.

Join us in saying “Thank-You” to Linda Truax, as she completes her term  as Spiritual Awakenings International Board Secretary, January 1, 2022. 
Linda was our first SAI Board Secretary, since before SAI’s launching in June 2020.  In addition to being Board Secretary-Treasurer for most of this time, Linda has also served as the Facilitator of the SAI Veterans, Military, and First-Responders Program. We are deeply grateful for all that Linda has done.

As the first SAI Board Secretary-Treasurer, Linda bravely “took the bull by the horns” and developed SAI’s first permanent record keeping system for our founding documents, governance documents, and minutes.  She meticulously took minutes at all our Board and Advisory Board meetings, participated in many Board outreach Zoom meetings with individuals and Groups from around the world, and coordinated with our SAI Affiliated Group Leaders in producing the events listings in our monthly SAI Calendar of Events.  She found SAI wonderful Veteran speakers for both of our November special Veterans Day/ Remembrance Day events.

Please join me in deeply thanking Linda Truax for the amazing job she has done in service to SAI.  She will be deeply missed after she completes her Board term, especially during the Question and Answer portion of our monthly SAI Presents events.  Her smiling face and witty comments have been a highlight of these Q & A’s.  We all look forward to continuing to see your smiling face as a participant at future SAI events Linda.  Thank you for all you have done!

Welcome to our new SAI Affiliated Groups that joined us December 2021:

  • The Nooetic Centre Ltd – led by Charlie Bannon, (Ireland)
  • Greater Boston IANDS – led by Susan Hebard
  • Groupe de partage en français en ligne – French Sharing Group Online – led by Solange Monette

Learn more about these groups and all our other SAI Affiliated Groups and Networks on  our SAI Affiliated Groups webpage.  https://spiritualawakeningsinternational.org/affiliated-groups/

Tamara Caulder Richardson gave an outstanding SAI Presents talk in December. It was excellent, with Tamara sharing the stories of her 6 NDEs and multiple other STEs that impacted her life. If you missed this amazing presentation you can watch the video on our SAI website videos page: Videos – Spiritual Awakenings International

SAI will have 2 outstanding speaker events in January 2022 – Ingrid Honkala PhD in Spanish, and Lewis Brown Griggs in English. I know you will enjoy both of these fascinating speakers sharing about their multiple NDEs and STEs,  If you don’t understand Spanish, you will not be left out! Dr. Ingrid Honkala will be presenting to SAI in English in April 2022. 

Reflections on 2021

As 2021 comes to an end, and we begin the new year, it is a wonderful time to pause and reflect on the many joys, blessings, and new beginnings that happened in 2021.  Thank you all for an amazing year.  Spiritual Awakenings International has grown to well over 2,000 subscribers, from 63 countries around the world, and from all 50 states of the USA.

SAI launched many inspiring “firsts” in 2021:

  • May 5, 2021, we launched our SAI YouTube Channel, Spiritual Awakenings International – YouTube
  • June 12-13, 2021, we held our first SAI online conference, which was a smashing success.  With 22 international speakers from 6 different countries, we had over 900 people register from at least 20 countries, and 6 continents around the world.  Wow! 
  • June 13, 2021, we held our first Spanish language event – at our SAI conference.
  • September 19, 2021, we held our first SAI Facilitators Training Program Session, in preparation for the launch of our SAI Experiencers Sharing Circles.
  • October 2, 2021, we launched our SAI Experiencers Sharing Circles, in English
  • November 13, 2021, we launched our monthly SAI Spanish language speaker events, and the SAI Spanish website. 
  • December 4, 2021, we hosted our first “Pacific Rim” SAI Experiencers Sharing Circle, at a time of day better suited to Experiencers living in Pacific Rim time zones.
  • December 11, 2021, we hosted our first Spanish language SAI Experiencers Sharing Circle.

Wow!  What a year of firsts this has been.  This on top of our monthly world-class SAI Presents featured speakers, and outstanding Calendar of Events – listing events held by SAI and our SAI Affiliated groups around the world, plus our Presidents Comments newsletter to keep all our subscribers informed of SAI matters.

We look forward to many new joys in 2022!

Mark your Calendar – Our SAI Conference 2022 will be Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, 2022.  17 outstanding international featured speakers have already been confirmed, including 4 ground-breaking SAI Circle of Honor Honorees.

NEW!  Call for Papers – Call for Speaking Proposals has been sent out for our SAI online Conference 2022.  If you would like to be considered as a possible 20-minute panel speaker on a topic relating to Spiritually Transformative Experiences or spiritual awakenings of any type, at SAI online conference 2022, please send us the following by January 30, 2022 to info@spiritualawakeningsinternational.org 

  1. Your Name, and degrees (if any)
  2. Title of your presentation
  3. Description of your presentation – 100 to 150 words
  4. A short bio – 100 to 150 words
  5. A headshot photo
  6. Your website links
  7. Links to 2 presentations you have given in the past.
 
Wishing you all many joys and blessings in 2022! 
Happy New Year 

Dr. Yvonne Kason MD
President,
Spiritual Awakenings International
Email:
info@spiritualawakeningsinternational.org
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