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    • Thu, September 28, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Zoom
    • 68

    Is Your Mind Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

    Dr. Michele Whittington joins Pjae Stanley

    We all know the power contained in our thoughts ... that's fundamental to our New Thought teachings. But, if we were being completely honest, how often do our thoughts run away from us and cause us worry, upset, angst, frustration, resentment, fear, doubt, etc?

    OK, you don't have to answer that question.

    But, if the answer would have been "more than I care to admit," be sure to join Rev. Dr. Michele Whittington as she explores some fascinating ideas that unlock our ability to make our minds our best friends instead of runaway trains!

    Rev. Dr. Michele has been a Religious Science minister for 28 years and served as Senior Minister at Creative Living Fellowship in Phoenix, Arizona, for 22 years. She is also a licensed Art of Feminine Presence® master teacher, a certified Real Love coach, a Positive Intelligence(c) coach and a published author. When Michele left Creative Living Fellowship in 2018, she created Unleash Your Life Consulting (

    In this newest expression of her ministry, she is a nationally sought-after keynote speaker and offers classes, workshops, retreats as well as one-on-one mentoring, all aimed at empowering those who want to take their feet off the brakes and fully embrace their dreams. In early 2022, she added the role of ANTN Executive Director to her repertoire.

    Please register for the event, so we know who to expect and can send a reminder as the day approached.  Whether you register or decline, we'll stop sending invitations.

    Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 841 1850 6972
    Passcode: 12345

    • Mon, October 02, 2023
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Fri, October 06, 2023
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Unity Village, Lee's Summit MO
    Click here for the Event schedule and details...

    This four day program at Unity Village combines internal spiritual development with informative, insightful, and inspiring presentations.

    The 2023 Emergence Retreat & Conference features keynote presentations by Jeffon Seely, Lisa Benson, and Nimo Patel. They'll be joined by thought leaders, workshop facilitators to bring in new perspectives on social justice, diversity, spiritual practice, and new ideas for the evolution of New Thought.

    We will be encircled with engaging and exciting music from our resident musician Daniel Nahmod, an inspiring and exciting nationally touring singer and songwriter.

    Spirit in Bloom

    You won’t want to miss this sacred time together! Click to download the flyer or the promotional postcard.

    All Meals are Included!

    Your registration includes breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday evening until the Thursday Banquet!


    We begin on Monday at 4pm with a gathering to welcome to first-time attendees. Dinner is at 5:30, and the Retreat begins with the evening session at 7pm.

    There are daily activities, with Sacred Time every afternoon.  A full schedule will be published on this site.

    The Retreat ends with a closing ceremony on Friday at 11am.


    Jeffon Seely

    Jeffon Seely is a transformational speaker on Diversity & Inclusion, Mindfulness, and 21st Century Leadership. He speaks on mindfulness, and the evolving role of Millennials and the 2020 Generation.

    Jeffon shows us how to embrace differences in the workplace and use them to create a competitive advantage. We'll learn to rethink our approach to inclusion, engagement, teamwork, success, and the responsibility we have in creating a culture where exceptional performance prevails.

    Lisa Benson

    Lisa Benson is a diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism practitioner. Her mission is to celebrate differences and eradicate racial ignorance through historical analysis of fact-based knowledge, interactive training sessions, and courageous conversations.

    ​She's also the author of "Anchored in Bias, Fired Over White Tears", a book chronicling her personal experiences with workplace bias and discrimination that led to a 2-week trial in federal court.

    Lisa is fueled by her lived experiences, cultural curiosities, and a hunger for systemic change. She is the Founder/CEO of Winning Truths International, LLC.

    Nimo Patel

    Nimo Patel, is a world-renowned hip hop musician, humanitarian and ambassador of love and peace. His music and music videos have traversed the world to over 100 million viewers through MTV, YouTube, Tony Robbins events, the BBC Channel and more.

    Nimo has shared his heart-felt message in over 20 countries and over 500 organizations - from schools, refugee camps, prisons and beyond. Through his Non-Profit, Empty Hands Music, he continues to use music and art as an inspiring agent of change.

    Most recently, Nimo took a group of 17 underprivileged children from India on a world tour of a dance drama musical show he directed called “Jai Jagat” (Victory to Planet Earth). 

    Daniel Nahmod

    Orange County, California-based Singer/Songwriter, Producer and Humanitarian Daniel Nahmod has performed his profound, heart-opening original music for over one million people in 45 U.S. states and Canada since beginning his music career in 1999 and receiving literally thousands of standing ovations along the way.

    His songs are recorded and performed all over the world on a weekly basis. Recent media appearances of Daniel's music include Saturday Night Live, The Voice, American Idol, The Super Bowl, and the Today Show.

    Daniel's poetic and evocative message of peace, love and compassion across all nations, cultures and faiths has found overwhelming acceptance wherever he has performed. 

    Unity Village

    The Retreat takes place at Unity Village, north America's largest and most long-established property in the New Thought movement.


    Meals are included with your registration, but hotel accommodations are not – you must arrange your own.

    Book your room now at Unity Village

    Space sells out early - reserve now! All guest rooms have been set aside for the ANTN Retreat, and are unavailable through the website. Please contact the Front Desk directly.

    Unity Hotel and Conference Ctr, Ascend Hotel Collection
    1901 NW Blue Parkway
    Lees Summit, MO, 64086
    Front Desk: (816) 347-5537 

    There are several airbnb houses at Unity Village with multiple bedrooms and space for an entire group.

    Accommodations available at the Holiday Inn Express. It is nearby, with van transportation to and from Unity Village each day.

    Holiday Inn Express
    201 NW Innovation Parkway
    Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

    Reservations 1 888 HOLIDAY
    (1 888 465 4329)

    Front Desk: (816) 600-2405

Past events

Thu, August 31, 2023 Thought Leader Thursday - August
Sat, August 12, 2023 Lunchtime Gather n Gab - August
Sat, August 05, 2023 "Healing Our Relationship with Money" Workshop
Thu, July 27, 2023 Thought Leader Thursday - July
Sat, July 08, 2023 Lunchtime Gather n Gab - July
Thu, June 29, 2023 Thought Leader Thursday - June
Sun, June 11, 2023 Gather n Gab - June
Thu, May 25, 2023 Thought Leader Thursday - May
Sun, May 21, 2023 Gather n Gab - May
Sat, April 29, 2023 "Marketing Your Sacred Self” Workshop
Thu, April 27, 2023 Thought Leader Thursday - April
Sun, April 16, 2023 Gather n Gab - April
Thu, March 30, 2023 Thought Leader Thursday - March
Sun, March 12, 2023 Gather & Gab - March
Fri, March 10, 2023 ANTN Town Hall Meeting - March
Thu, February 23, 2023 Thought Leader Thursday - February
Sun, February 19, 2023 Gather & Gab - February
Thu, January 26, 2023 Thought Leader Thursday - January
Sun, January 08, 2023 January Gather & Gab
Thu, December 15, 2022 Thought Leader Thursday Dec. 15th 2022
Thu, November 17, 2022 Thought Leader Thursday with Rev. Suzette Wehunt
Sun, November 13, 2022 November Gather & Gab
Sat, November 12, 2022 old "Your Ministry, Your Way” Workshop
Thu, October 27, 2022 Thought Leader Thursday-James Mellon
Sun, October 09, 2022 October Gather & Gab
Thu, September 29, 2022 Emerson Institute Graduation
Wed, September 28, 2022 ANTN Talent Show
Wed, September 28, 2022 ANTN Membership Meeting
Mon, September 26, 2022 2022 Annual Retreat: CONVERGENCE
Thu, August 25, 2022 Thought Leader Thursday - August 2022
Thu, July 28, 2022 Thought Leader Thursday - July 2022
Thu, June 30, 2022 Thought Leader Thursday - June 2022
Thu, May 26, 2022 Thought Leader Thursday - May 2022
Thu, April 28, 2022 Thought Leader Thursday - Apr 2022
Fri, April 22, 2022 One-day Virtual Retreat
Thu, March 31, 2022 Thought Leader Thursday - Mar 2022
Thu, February 24, 2022 Thought Leader Thursday - Feb 2022

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Phone: (831) 372-1159



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