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About Zen Benefiel
Zen's life and the quest for connection created opportunities for deep self-reflection and professional development; acquiring ministerial certification, an MBA in project management, MA in Organizational Management, Secondary/Post-Secondary teaching as well as hypnotherapy and transformational life coaching certifications.
He has coached entrepreneurs and small business owners in business plan development, social media marketing and professional development; personal development facilitator on the fly, and by appointment. He also is a practicing transformational life coach, assisting those in career or lifestyle conundrums. His site is BeTheDream.com
His professional career has spanned numerous industries including aerospace production management, education (curriculum development and teaching), health/wellness sales(13-state territory), special event management (Tempe (AZ) Olde Towne Arts Festivals & Tostito's New Year's Eve Block Party) and even community television shows (One World, Who?). Most recently he co-hosted 2 Small Biz Guys talk radio show for nearly 100 episodes, achieving over 200,000 listens.
A dozen years after meeting Dr. Edgar Mitchell, he became the Phoenix Institute of Noetic Sciences Community organizer in 2009 and 2010 President-Elect and Conference Chair for the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), an international corporate training support organization. 'The Shift - Challenge to Change: removing liabilities, limitations and excuses in the workplace' was the theme for ASTD's conference that Zen produced as his President-Elect duties.
A pre-construction team building facilitator doing business as TeamPartnering.com, Zen performs partnering workshops for building, road, elevated highway and waterway projects. Project operators and owners have included Department of Defense, Arizona Department of Transportation, Department of Homeland Security, Savannah Port Authority, National Park Services, several municipalities and private entities.
Zen has four children, 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren that inspire his efforts to make a better world. He currently lives in Arizona with his wife Luba, an extraordinary classical pianist and music/piano teacher from St. Petersburg, Russia. Zen has played golf and drums, his two favorite pastimes, since his youth. His favorite music to play is improvisation with a progressive jazz/latin/rock flavor.
He is also active on the web through IndependenceArizona.com, PlanetaryCitizens.net and most recently presenting SoularRevolution.us to inspire change in the world. He continues to be active professionally, supporting co-working and incubator space and advisory board development. His penchant for bridging science and spirituality continues to offer interesting insight as he continues to explore and share findings.
Most recently, Zen was a guest on Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove's New Thinking Allowed. https://goo.gl/6hbRqB which came about in a serendipitous sequence in 2018, fulfilling a 28-year dream come true scenario.Hosting One World, Zen's host/interview favorites to emulate were Dr. Mishlove and Bill Moyers, with hopes of someday being worthy of an interview with one of them.
Continuing with great flow, in January 2019 Zen was reunited with his birth mother through Ancestry.com, a synchronistic event that also led to realizing he'd met is birth father in Phoenix in the late 80s, unbeknownst to either. Now that is some spooky cool action up close and personal.
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Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD
Host, New Thinking Allowed YouTube channel
Author Bruce 'Zen' Benefiel offers a healthy dose of spiritual wisdom for an "out-of-this-world" reader experience. Some dynamics which make this book a helpful guide are the author's out-of-body experiences, his education and unique intelligence, combined with (but not limited to) an aptitude for research, diverse content synthesis and organization for reflection of his experience.
Zen embraces psychological, scientific, intuitive and mystical explanations, deepening the experience of "flow," and more. Since childhood he has been challenged by alternate realities most of us only find in sci-fi or paranormal movies. His quest for truth began after finding out he was adopted.
Woven by the common thread of his mystical experiences, Zen continually provides insightful logic regarding the ultimately inevitable connections among science and spirituality, connecting within, and galactic citizenry. Meaningful personal stories from the author's physical life experience are steeped in wisdom. That said; the author's emotional vulnerability is a great asset to humanizing the mystical experiences he lives out.
Zen's authentic sharing creates a good foundation for us (the readers) to contemplate and realize the unique reality to which we have embraced and have been exposed. The book reveals compelling evidence that we can each go beyond our normal waking consciousness to connect in higher and finer ways.
The author's knowledge of mental-emotional transformational methodologies makes for well-explored and deeply penetrating lessons.
Have you ever wondered who you really are? Is there something missing in your life that you just can't put your finger on? This is a typical challenge in personal development and/or spiritual growth, especially for Baby Boomers now. Life in the 'higher' realms offers many questions and people flock to self-development gurus who oftentimes are more interested in their profit than being your prophet.
The answers to all your questions are inside you, in that repository of deep knowing that we often find so challenging to access, let alone download files. Knowing that causes frustration and the constant search outside for answers. This workbook helps guide you to the answers inside, through proven methods of leading-edge self-awareness and personal development processes.
This workbook provides few answers and focuses more on the pertinent and powerful questions that lead to living authentically and with understanding of the fuller nature of being human. This book speaks of this world and other worlds with data, experience, insights, and questions, many of which the reader is challenged to answer - or at least ponder for extended periods.
Author Zen Benefiel offers a healthy dose of spiritual wisdom for an "out-of-this-world" reader experience. Some dynamics which make this book a helpful guide are the author's out-of-body experiences, his education and unique intelligence, combined with (but not limited to) an aptitude for research, diverse content synthesis and organization, complete with workbook opportunities for reflection on the provided material.
Zen embraces psychological, scientific, intuitive and mystical explanations, offering practical exercises for meditation, releasing emotional blockages, mentorship, deepening the experience of "flow," and more. Where relevant, Zen gives simple and effective definitions of spiritual terms for comprehension, and methodical processes for readers to achieve similar results with the suggested exercises. The author's knowledge of mental-emotional transformational methodologies makes for well-explored and deeply penetrating lessons on the self-help topics.
Zen's authentic sharing creates a good foundation for us (the readers) to contemplate and realize the unique reality to which we have embraced and have been exposed. The book reveals compelling evidence that we can each go beyond our normal waking consciousness to connect in higher and finer ways. The material provided ties into an overall cosmic picture, complex enough to stretch our ideas of reality and cosmic responsibility while, at the same time, practical enough to not lose accessibility in the lessons offered.
You might think this is going to be about computer code, the binary system of ones and zeros, and how technology is going to help manage our planetary civilization. In a sense you’d be right, but not in the way you might think.
In another sense, and perhaps quite literally, the internet is an interface into such a system that is driven by both emotion and logic, with the capability to engage people, places and things for various purposes.
There is another binary connection that, through the choice of ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ molds our reality on a moment to moment basis. It, too, is an emotion and logic driven system. The two are nearly inseparable and often in conflict.
We ask questions and ponder paths, imagining possibilities for creating a sustainable world. Current quantum theory indicates we have more capacity for becoming self-aware and managing our reality better; individually influencing a collective consciousness.
On the theme of destiny or fate, or even just making better choices, does synchronicity have anything to do with it?
How do we access a clearer path toward self-actualization and self-realization that benefits us all?
If we consider the notion of creating our reality, does that eliminate determinism or is it complementary?
How specific is the form, fit and function for us and a prudent path in the world?
Does this commitment take free will away or refine it with discernment and wisdom?
Will knowing more have an effect on our activity in the future?
Is your shift in awareness going to impact the world around you?
How do you know?
ZERO to ONE - Making Our Way Toward a Conscious Civilization is more than advancing toward a Type I civilization. According to Kardashev and now Dr. Kaku, it is one that has reached a point of sustainability; a balanced approach of people and planet working together as one. How does our knowledge and thinking get us there?
Is there a movement toward advancing consciousness in humanity? Is consciousness more than being awake and aware of our surroundings?
Is there a difference between human and non-human intelligence or are we just continuing to separate from others?
Zen Benefiel has been as much a historian as an experiencer engaged in the ET and UFO phenomena; the Ufology arena. His early experiences in childhood and continuing throughout his adult life offer near-constant new questions and understanding beyond the norm in the field. This book explores the nature of our perception, what are being called the 'contact modalities,' and offers some very interesting points to contemplate and explore further.
Zen's history in exploring communication and consciousness spans decades and includes both radio and television production in the 1990s, with One World transformational television show had over 120 interviews of people across he gamut of professional environments, delving into the inner and outer promptings of personal and professional careers.
The thread of truth, shared patterns and processes, led to further research into the patterns of experiences within 'high strangeness' that became a seminal book, Stubbing My T.O.E. on Purpose, which garnered several interviews with a thought-leader of our time, Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove.Sort of an update to the his previous book, ZERO to ONE explores the development of consciousness and contact in the 21st Century, citing possibilities for aligning experiential understanding with modern scientific proofs that could indeed move us forward toward a Type I civilization.
Experiencers have a variety of stories and the articulation or understanding of them varies depending on many factors that affect the perception of their encounter. Instead of the fear-based ‘bad’ alien scenario, could we look at it from a different point of view. What if things weren’t as they seemed, in our fear, and that there is an agenda beyond our imagination in play that can lead us toward sustainability on Earth?
This book explores the notion of alien agendas from a different point of view. UFO abductees and contactees will find this book refreshingly insightful and objective. Curious sorts will find the material intellectually stimulating and thought-provoking.
The author takes a refreshing look at the UFO phenomena, possible alien agendas and the science behind the anal probes we've heard about for decades amongst the Ufology community. Poking fun at the probing with the title might not have the desired affect, yet it identifies the basis of most fears in encounters within the public eye.
Three content-rich presentations by respected business leaders. Anticipate the same quality you would enjoy from a TED lecture. Handouts are loaded with resources for immediate implementation.
Find out how to:
1) create strategic plans that succeed
2) prepare for organizational growth
3) deal with the people who work with you
Zendor - Door to What IS explores blending worlds; physical and spiritual, even extraterrestrial. It is a story about the quest for understanding. His journey makes sense common to seekers of truth beyond books. Unyielding faith, love and trust guide him through an amazing discovery of BEing few get the chance to experience.
Overcoming doubt, judgment, rejection and misunderstanding leads this one to garner wisdom, but only through the trials and tribulations of tempering the heart and spirit. Developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ early in life, his explorations engaged a living being and Christ Consciousness, Cosmic Consciousness condensed into form.
Young Zendor's questions continue to move him deeper into the nature of spirituality and how science confirms the answers and begins to erase the lines of separation between God and man. Explore powerful questions that guide you to know a greater connection with 'God' and experience a new living awareness as a result.
You won't again see yourself or the world in the same way
It isn't often you get to review a book by someone you already know, respect - and this respect is based on the results that Zen delivers in the real, concrete world where most of us live. Zen is a perfect combination of can-do problem solver and off-your-radar philosopher in one amazing human being.
His book, Zendor - Door to what IS, speaks of this world and other worlds with data, experience, insights, and questions, many of which the reader is challenged to answer - or at least ponder for extended periods.
Zen does not dispense recipes and firm answers to life's questions. Instead, he invites you to use all six senses and to think. I have not been lucky enough to attend one of his workshops or retreats, yet I am dead sure I would leave with fewer limits to the possibilities in my life.
What Zen and I have in common is that we were adopted as young children. The effect that simple event has on one's psyche is profound and lasting an entire lifetime. We are forced to ask question after question. Who am I, really? Where did I come from? Why did I grow up with these people and not "my real parents?" What is my special purpose in this universe?
Many adoptees have empathic powers beyond those of people raised under "normal" circumstances. We sense that others may see us as somehow "less than." No wonder we adoptees seek close relationships with truly odd strangers, saints living in other dimensions, extraterrestrials, angels, folks with genuine psychic powers - need I go on?
Zen will take you there. Enjoy.
5.0 out of 5 stars May 20, 2013
By John P. DERMODY
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Questioning one's direct experience continually leads to deeper understanding and a connection to life that incorporates personal truth; validated by both inner and outer realities, and shared by others on the path to discovery and making sense common among fellow seekers of truth.
How would you handle being asked to die for what you believe in, entering the Light and going beyond IT to be told what you are here on this Earth to do. Would you be able to function in society?
Adoptees often have crazy dilemmas with abandonment, identity and rejection. Their search for identity sucks them down the rabbit hole into worlds rarely explored, especially when accompanied by a near-death experience and spiritual awakening like no other.
Rev. Benefiel offers careful considerations in his pursuit of truth, evolving human potential and universal understanding.
Need to make some changes in your life and not sure how to do so? Transform your life in 30 days, guaranteed - if you do the work. This is a practical guide for personal and professional growth during times of being challenged to change. The guides and techniques have proven their worth for decades. This is NOT just someone's story of how they transformed their life... it IS a jam-packed WORKBOOK for YOUR transformation.
Transformation: A Guide for Change is an easier way through transition, trauma and turmoil from out-dated or dysfunctional belief systems buried so deep that that they rarely, if ever, are discovered let alone challenged or changed. My personal experience bridges science and spirituality, offering the layman's version in terms you can understand so you get the best of both worlds in a simple format - applying 'The Secret' you may have heard exists.
Transformation: A Guide for Change was created because people need information AND processes to apply the knowledge. I was able to find phenomenal transformational tools and put the results in a short, easy-to-use manual that gives you access to an entire spectrum of personal growth pearls. I even include the intimate details to help you accelerate results.
This workbook walks you through the tasty tidbits of tactical and strategic transformation from decades of in-depth self-development tools discovered, learned and practiced. The material takes you deep into your own process and offers you the ability to consider many points of view, challenging you to change on a moment to moment basis.
Orphaned at birth with an early adoption brought about enough challenges, but a near-death experience as a teenager launched a life-long quest for learning the secrets of finding balance between inner and outer realities. I don't just talk about the journey... I show you how you can take your own.
From Deb Thibodeaux, Florence, AZ
"Transformation, a guide for change" is a compelling, no-nonsense driven guide and workbook that will, if embraced, empower you to take your life to the next level of growth. Reverend Zen Benefiel using ancient wisdom coupled with modern science to bear on the most spiritual insight that of owning your personal augmentation and holding yourself accountable to a daily awareness of possibilities is truly enlightening. Zen's message is undeniable and encourages thought provoking, dedicated growth to one's personal and spiritual journey. Any reader will have much to take to heart.
A contactee, 'experiencer' since childhood, his professional careers and insatiable curiosity have led him down the rabbit hole more times than he would like to remember, but does anyway. He came out of the fear-ridden subjective world to shine a light on the possibilities we face for a dynamic future.
The information in this book may just change your mind about a lot of things.
Professionally, Zen earned an MA in Organizational Management and MBA in Project Management from the University of Phoenix. Zen's activity spans aerospace, education, events, sports, television and theater. He currently co-facilitates small business peer advisory groups and is active in developing a collaborative spiritual community.
You are invited to take a deeper look into the being and nature of your identity in this world. Many are awakening with questions beyond the traditional answers provided by modern psychology, psychiatry and especially religions that have progressed on Earth.
This workbook provides few answers and focuses more on the pertinent and powerful questions that lead to living authentically and with understanding of the fuller nature of being human. Humanity is evolving at breakneck speed and few are prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. This book will better prepare you to live more connected to the people and planet in harmony.
How do we present ourselves in the digital world?
What are the professional's social tools to find new pastures?
How does one present themselves in the new marketplace for the best results?
Certain things can be done to manage the mayhem that comes along with the mad dash for re-establishing an income or finding a similar position. Sometimes we are challenged by a lack of opportunity in our given field.
Skill sets are often transferable, but how?
Managing finances through difficult periods is one of the greatest challenges in transition.
How far can we stretch things?
What can we do without?
Where can we reduce or redirect our expenditures?
How can we manage our portfolio better in down times?
These questions and more are addressed within these pages. The authors are a Columbia grad with a PhD in Finance, a 25-year successful sales trainer and a socially mediated extrovert with a MA in Organizational Mgt. and MBA in Project Mgt..
You'll find answers to your questions and a few tools as well.
One evening in 1975 the author knelt in prayer. "Heavenly Father, I want to know truth, eternal truth, and I'm willing to die for it if necessary," was his prayer. He was 18 and in his first year of college on a Pre-Med program living in the Honor Dorm at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Although short, this heart-felt cry was a most intense prayer from the depths of his being. He was seeking something completely beyond the realms of human understanding. Strange as that may seem, outer world distractions have a profound effect on our development of inner connections.
This book will take you through the journey into the light and beyond and leave you with many questions for sure. Some of them will have answers. Others you'll have to find them on your own. Of course, the author does have some capacity to help you.
His website is ZenBenefiel.com