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Rev.Capt. Sheoli Makara, M.A., Reiki Master founded Awakening In Paradise Retreats in 1996 as an inspirational
and beautiful environment for healing, introspection, rest and adventure. She chose a spiritually rich paradise
because it is excellent for contemplation, to expand consciousness, gain perspective and achieve well being.
Sheoli combines her knowledge and expertise in psychology, as a marine naturalist, a Reiki practitioner
and an intuitive with a blend of performing and fine arts, humor, healing modalities, and mindful spiritual
practice. The retreats are interwoven with focused programs to release non beneficial habits, thought forms,
beliefs and patterns.
Guests are guided on adventures above and below the azure blue Hawaiian waters and respectfully introduced to
dolphins and a rainbow array of marine life.


Sheoli began her many years of experience with dolphins in the wild in 1983 and shares her knowledge generously.
She concurs with dolphin researchers that the effects dolphins have upon humans are exceptionally beneficial.
The combination of the programs, the practices, the dolphin experiences and this sacred vortex quickens
healing processes mentally, physically and emotionally.
In 1992 Sheoli developed her Creative Activation Programs designed to inspire people to reconnect with their
creative spirit and integrate creativity into their lives. The empowering benefits from these programs include
a stronger self esteem, the ability to let go of limiting beliefs and to turn the fear of expression into the
freedom of expression. Sheoli supports her guests in learning and practicing accessing their answers from within
and to trust the guidance that is available.
One of Sheoli's greatest joys is to introduce people to these retreats and observe as
personal miracles occur.


Sheoli’s first spiritual teacher was her Native American grandmother who taught her about all
aspects of life including the “unseen world”. At a young age Sheoli learned how to travel out
of body consciously to where her curiosity and intentions lead her. Sheoli says, “Traveling
out of body is a natural occurrence that people accomplish while asleep. Because most people
are not consciously participating, they tend not to believe it. For many, its difficult to
believe even if they have been aware of such experiences. When people are lead consciously
they know it is real.”

For those who feel ready to consciously experience "Soul Journeys", Sheoli offers simple
processes to help guests break through fears that have held back such experiences and safely
guide them on these amazing and beneficial journeys. The next step after a series of guided
meditations is to help guests consciously make contact with their enteric guides who will
accompany them on your journeys. Guests will learn how to take themselves on these journeys
to continue consciously delving into higher dimensions and traveling through time and space.

The first realization people comment on is the exhilarating experience freedom that lies
beyond the body and the ability to bring back that essence into the body. This experience
expands all areas of awareness and helps to uncover a variety of aspects of 'Self' past,
present and future. "Soul Journeys" result in a big leaps for some and feel like home to
others. Sheoli, a former performing artist since childhood, continued her spiritual studies
and also received her masters degree in clinical psychology. She followed her heart and
enjoyed a successful career as an actor, dancer, teacher and choreographer until fate
hit her in several directions all at once and she shifted the focus of her life to
healing physically, psychologically and emotionally. Through a dedicated focus into
spiritual studies, she began sharing her breakthroughs, understandings and experiences
in workshop formats. From there she founded Awakening In Paradise Retreats based in Hawaii.


Guest Presenters Have Included the Following Remarkable and Talented Friends:


Deborah Malka, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Tree of Health,
a holistic medical clinic in Aptos California,

is a unique healer in the medical field. She is a holistic physician specializing
in naturally oriented processes of healing including intuitive She combines her progressive
expertise in psychology with her intuitive gifts and spiritual guidance in her counseling sessions.
She provides her clients with helpful tools including healing modalities, mindful spiritual
practices and psychological processes.
Dr. Debbie shares her knowledge generously to assist her clients in getting through life's challenges
with grace and ease. She offers counseling for adults in crisis, for those who simply need a clear perspective,
and for those who would like to expand their spiritual awareness. Debbie offers consulting and hands-on
energy balancing. She promotes personal wellness plans for each of her clients. A mainstay of these plans
include annual spring and fall cleansing where she has led many through to successful results.
Dr. Debbie utilizes many esoteric healing practices, some from an innovative community in Italy
called Damanhur, where she gained more understanding about the creation and use of sacred space for transformation.
She now works with a tool that was made for her at Damanhur. It is a healing wand that incorporates
the balancing of sacred life geometries. Dr. Debbie allows the remarkable ability of the Damanhurian healing
energy to work through her. This opens telepathic channels and provides open communications with all sentient beings.
Through these energies we can all be linked and experience a more holographic world.


    Eloiwa DeFrietas is a Minister of Sound and a healing practitioner who will be offering channeled sound healing workshops with her Celtic folk harp for the May 2003 retreat. Eloiwa is devoted to assisting others rememeber their vibrational patterns to allow sound and light to activate their transformation, to heal and expand consciously. Eloiwa participated in an Awakening In Paradise retreat and connected with the dolphins for the first time in March, 2002. From that expanding experience she was inspired to merge her gifts with those of the dolphins and the energies of the Big Island in a retreat format. Eloiwa’s cd release, “Heaven’s Breath”, was created in the spirit of divine miracles and grace. This beautiful recording is an excellent meditation tool and is used by many healing practitioners and group leaders.

Sample Erik's Music

    Erik Berglund was a unique recording artist who passed through the veil early 2014.
Erik combined his extraordinary musical talent with years of spiritual discipline creating Angelic music
and powerful healing work. Erik developed the Elarian System of healing which he shared in
countless private sessions and seminars around the world. He facilitated group energy
in conventions, conferences and symposiums weaving the sounds and melodies of his crystalline
Irish harp and refined tenor voice.
Erik toured in Machu Picchu, the Great Pyramid at Giza, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Foz do Iquacu in Brazil,
Lake Taupo in New Zealand, Delphi and Delos in Greece, various power points throughout the Yucatan,
as well in the United States in Sedona, Stone Mountain, the Grand Teton and Mount Shasta.
During the retreats Erik presented at, his harp and his momentum with the angels connected with
the power points on the Big Island of Hawaii and the dolphins. This was a merging of two worlds,
the world of the angels with the world of the dolphins.

Erik will be greatly missed and yet his music will continue to live on.

Patricia Cota-Robles is president of the non-profit educational organization, New Age Study of Humanity's Purpose, Inc. which sponsors her
work and the annual World Congress On Illumination.
Patricia is author of numerous books and has produced a series of tapes that correspond with each book. She is publisher
and editor of the monthly newsletter "Take Charge of Your Life" and has participated in many radio and television programs
that explores her work.
Patricia was a marriage and family counselor at the Swan Clinic of Natural Healing for 20 years and had her own radio show
for over ten years. She has now developed a website that disseminates her work over the Internet, and she networks with
hundreds of thousands of Light Workers throughout the World who are committed to sustainable World Peace and the development
of Reverence for ALL Life.
Patricia is an internationally known author and teacher. She travels around the World to teach and work with Awakening
Lightworkers who are committed to Self-Empowerment, Personal Transformation and Planetary Healing. She has taught workshops
in the former Soviet Union, Ireland, England, South Africa, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico,
Canada, Greece, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and throughout the United States of America. She participated in
the Soviet-American Citizens Summit in Moscow and represented the United States in the category of "Holistic Models in
Health, Psychology and Healing." Patricia also participated in the first Global Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The motivating element in all of Patricia's pursuits is her realization that every single person is precious and Divine,
regardless of how far his or her behavior patterns and life experiences may be from reflecting that Truth. She knows that
we are not the victims of our lives, but the Co-Creators of our lives. Consequently, we have a choice, and we also have the
absolute ability to transform our lives into expressions of Love, Health, Happiness, Prosperity, Success, Limitless Abundance
and Abounding Joy.


    Charley Thweatt is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, recording artist, and group facilitator.
His gentle yet powerful voice gently caresses with one song and powerfully calls the soul into action with the next. His workshops
take people to places of self discovery and spiritual grace. Charley has toured his music and "Course In Miracles" based seminars
around the U.S. and into 14 other countries over the vast career. He has recorded several cd’s and performed hundreds of concerts
singing his healing songs and playing uplifting instrumentals. Charley has co-presented workshops with many famous leaders in the
human potential movement including Alan Cohen, Jerry Jampolsky, Hugh Prather, Ram Dass, Terry Cole-Whitaker,
Jean Houston, Deepak Chopra, Bernie Siegel, Louise Hay, Barry & Joyce Vissell, Mary Manin Morrissey, and Wayne Dyer
Charley is known for his quick wit and lighthearted humor that often causes an avalanche of laughter in groups. He passionately
continues to expand through new adventures and stretch into uncharted areas.

Sample Charley's Music

    Dolphins are one of God's most intelligent, beautiful, gentle, yet powerful creatures.
Dolphins have been the inspiration for myths, paintings, music, and poetry throughout the ages. They have been the subject
of scientific research for decades and are known to be measurably advanced creatures. Many have noticed more balance in
their lives and improvements mentally, emotionally and physically after being with dolphins. Helping others and playing
appears to bring dolphins great joy which is evidenced by their leaps out of the water, spinning and flipping in the air.
Those who swim with dolphins are graced with deeply moving experiences from heightened states of
consciousness to pure bliss.

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