What we're about

Authentic Relating & More is an incubator, a laboratory and a catalyst for an emerging authentic culture. It is soil from which authentic people and conscious communities grow.

We embody authenticity, presence, truth and compassion in our day-to-day lives and relationships - and with gather to practice and grow in our skills.

We invite people of all races, nationalities, spiritual beliefs, sexual orientations, gender identities, social and economic statuses and political beliefs to join us in this exploration.

Some of our core values... - surrendering to present-moment experience
- being fully alive, engaged, and grounded in the body
- following curiosity
- respecting ourselves and each other
- expressing from vulnerable transparency
- owning our experience
- seeing the innocence and good intentions in people, including ourselves
- connecting from the heart
- deepening our understanding of how we impact each other, and letting that matter
- treating relationship as an awareness practice
- deepening intimacy
- sharing togetherness in an attitude of play and not-knowing

We offer a variety of events:

- Transformational Games: Come for some fun and potentially surprising insights. We interact with each other through various relational games for everyone to get a taste of what we are about. These games do not include board games, they may include gazing into someone's eyes, speaking your truth in the moment, or revealing through your body how you are feeling right now.

- Circling: This is a practice of non-judgmentally being with each other in a group conversation. We are looking at self and other in contact with the present moment from a place of curiosity. This tends to be more intimate and vulnerable, happens in smaller circles, and can include strong emotions. People often feel deeply seen. Relational blind spots can be revealed through the process. Please read through our event descriptions before signing up, as this is not for everyone.

- Classes: Our facilitators often offer instructional events for increasing skillfulness, practicing presence, expressing authentically, sharing our authenticity in many contexts, etc.

- Community events: such as potluck socials, informal gatherings - we hang out with the idea to include a similar level of authenticity in our interactions as we have practiced in our more structured events.

We are largely inspired by and loosely associated with Authentic World, The Circling Institute, Circling Europe, Authentic Revolution, Authentic Portland & Authentic Seattle: we highly recommend their events and workshops.

If you need any questions answered before deciding to come, please reach out, we would love to hear from you! Thanks and looking forward to playing with you.

Upcoming events (4+)

6 Weeks of AR Games: A Deep Dive Into Authenticity & Connection (Online)

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Authentic Seattle is hosting another Deep Dive - an opportunity to meet in a closed group of the same ~8-14 people every week for 6 weeks, encouraging authenticity, growth and deeper connection.

We'll do specially crafted activities, called “Authentic Relating Games.” These are designed to help us get in touch with ourselves in the moment (our body sensations, feelings, emotions, thoughts, judgments, stories, and curiosities), and then connect with each other. Each time we’ve done a Deep Dive, it’s led to warmth, intimacy, care, and deep connection. There’s been self-discovery, tears, laughter (plenty of laughter!) and insight.

Both experienced Authentic Relaters and newbies (with some personal or spiritual growth experience) are welcome to participate in our Deep Dive. All diversity is exuberantly welcome and encouraged! And, please join us from all over the globe as we'll have all of the experience online during this time of continued physical distancing.

Participants are encouraged to attend all 6 events, as possible (attending the 1st event and at least 3 more is required - if needed ask for the super rare exception). After we begin on the first Tuesday, this will be a closed group.

We are a community of people unleashing our aliveness through self-expression, connection, and bearing witness to each other.

- WHAT: A Deep & Playful Dive into Community & Authentic Relating

- DATES: 6 Thursdays - Jan 20 & 27, Feb 3, 10, 17 & 24 - you are encouraged to come to as many as possible, and it must be at least 4, including the first session on Jan 20. (In Australia, this is on Friday 21 Jan, the next day.)

- TIME: Please sign in around 6:55pm PT (5 minutes early) to settle into the online space so we can begin at 7pm PT. We'll regularly go from 7-9pm PT (10pm-12am ET and 1-3pm AEST in Australia)

[If this time is too late, we have an earlier version from 3:30-5:30pm PT starting on Jan 13 - https://www.facebook.com/events/238567094902785]

- WHERE: Online at Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID:[masked]

Supporting = $175
Sustaining = $150
Supported = $125
BIPOC* = $75
*BIPOC = Black, Indigenous & All People of Color

- How to Pay: PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/laurelishimayo (or to [masked]) or Venmo @LaureliShimayo or Laureli can run your card on Square
Please pay ahead or right when you enter the zoom room (mention that it is for Deep Dive #11B).

- APPLY: Reach out to [masked] & [masked] (or text[masked]) to share your interest in participating. We’ll do brief conversational interviews with applicants to ensure we’re ready to be in a container together. If you have any questions or requests, please reach out!

- WHO: David Betz-Zall (he/him) and Laureli Shimayo (she/they) will be the facilitators throughout the 6-week journey.

This event is at: https://www.facebook.com/events/191642149845913

Additional Considerations:
- Please note that Authentic Relating events are not a therapeutic setting, and the facilitators are not there in the role of counselors. If you have needs that would best be served by a mental health professional, do not consider this practice as a substitute for such care.
- We intend to cultivate conscious living, conscious loving and freedom. Intrinsic in the work of increasing our consciousness is a keen noticing of our bodies and of those around us. This deep listening doesn't mix well with alcohol or other substances, so please don't consume those that would hinder your natural state before attending our events.

Free Online MeWe Fair for Energizing Body Mind Heart Soul

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Enjoy ~15 Readers, Healers, Coaches & Vendors at our ONLINE MeWe Metaphysical & Wellness, Body Mind Heart & Soul Fair! Free Admission!

This event is posted in many places, so signups here do not indicate likely attendance.

Come experience a sampling of different metaphysical, intuitive and alternative health Practitioners sharing wisdom, guidance and more - very similar to a live event in person, but we meet online!

We'll start off together in the Main Room, then attendees will be able to move through Practitioner/Vendor Breakout Rooms (like Booths at a Fair) connecting with as many Practitioners & Vendors and listening to as many Talks, Group Healings/Readings etc. as they like! Private Sessions will happen in separate Session Breakout Rooms (like private space behind the booth). Talks & Group events will get announced on the screen so everyone knows what is happening and when, wherever they are.

Everything is FREE unless a Practitioner/Vendor promptly clarifies that it has a fee.

Every Fair includes a different set of practitioners offering a wide range of modalities. See the list of Practitioners, Vendors & Talks for this Fair below.

We meet online at www.JoinTheFair.com.

Intuition • Spiritual Counseling • Psychic Readings • Channeling • Shamanic Healing • Sound Healing • Akashic Records • Tarot • Mediumship • Dream Readings • Life Coaching • Intuitive Eye Reading • Medical Intuition • Reiki • Theta Healing • Bodywork • Archangels • Oracles • Spirits and Guides • Astrology • Hypnotherapy • Health Coaching • Dating Advice and much more!

**Please support us to continue having these events by purchasing sessions, classes and products with our Practitioners & Vendors. Most offer their Sessions at special lower prices for the Fair. You may do them at the Fair in private rooms or sometimes purchase them now and schedule them later.**

Free free to drop in at any time during the event and stay as long or as short as you'd like. If you arrive in the middle of the event, it may seem very quiet because everyone is in the Breakout Rooms. The admin staff in the Main Room (e.g., Laureli, Anissa, Geo) will get you all set up and into the flow.

For a list of Practitioners and Free Talks go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/421711519665905

The Online MeWe Fair is on Saturday January 22 from 4-8pm PT (7-11pm ET which is Sunday 23 January from 10am-2pm AEST in Australia).

Join the Fair online at JoinTheFair.com - simply click on the big button. You'll go to https://zoom.us/j/845224889?pwd=QVh0a2hTV0MwZlVUUGFETTZYZTVCdz09 (Meeting ID:[masked] & Password:[masked])

The beginning of all Fairs is now being recorded and shared in places such as Facebook Live, so by attending a Fair you are giving us permission to use this recording in publicizing this and future MeWe Fairs or individual Practitioner/Vendor offerings. If you prefer privacy, keep your video off or join by phone, etc. If you want to ask a question of our practitioners with privacy, chat with them in a Breakout Room and/or book a Session!

Please note that this event is not a therapeutic setting, and we are not here in the role of counselors. If you have needs that would best be served by a mental health professional, do not consider this event as a substitute for such care.

Practitioners, if you’d like to share your work in this or a future online event, click on the Get a Booth button and fill out the form at https://www.metaphysicalempowermentevents.com/get-a-booth

The MeWe Fairs are produced by Laureli Shimayo, an Intuitive Eye Reader & Body Psychology Coach. The Fairs began in Laureli's home in 2014 with 6 practitioners and have grown to be 1 and 2-day events in 4 cities in WA & OR plus online, with up to 70 practitioners and vendors offering their work simultaneously. We now have all our events ONLINE for now that include Practitioners and attendees from 4+ continents. See what we are up to at MeWeFairs.com.

Communicating Across the Divide, a Free MeWe Awakening Panel

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MeWe Awakening Panel: Communicating Across the Divide - FREE to Attend & Listen, SLIDING SCALE to Ask a Question

This event is posted in many places, so RSVPs here don't indicate likely attendance.

Join us at: https://zoom.us/j/845224889?pwd=QVh0a2hTV0MwZlVUUGFETTZYZTVCdz09 JoinMeWeOnline.com and click the button to join us in zoom)

Join our MeWe Awakening Panel Online with ~6 Intuitives: Heather Steele, Galactic Ashley, Lisa Knowlton, ___, ___, Laureli Shimayo.

Are you willing to venture into unknown territory and get into alignment with all the is here, with the collective, including reaching across apparent divides? Are you willing to include all that is here?

Ask the Panel anything, not only about the theme, and we'll partner with and empower you with insight and tools so you'll and make it through the blocks, twists and turns on your path. Enjoy receiving spot-on insights and guidance, usually from each of us.

There are 2 ways to participate in our Online Awakening Panel:
- Watch, Listen, Learn & Grow (FREE)
- Ask Your Question & Receive Empowering Answers (SLIDING SCALE)

Everyone will hear all the questions and answers and have the opportunity to glean from all that is shared. The event will likely be recorded and posted online.

The Intuitives joining us in this event are:

Heather Steele
Intuitive, Coach, Teacher, Healer

Galactic Ashley
Galactic Energy Activations & Star Family Readings

Lisa Knowlton
Illuminating Heart Readings & Morphing Practices
https://breathofyoga.net/ & https://www.facebook.com/LoveWarriorWay/

Laureli Shimayo
Intuitive Eye Readings, Body Psychology Coaching & Matchmaking

(More to come)

What: MeWe Awakening Panel with Q&A

When: Monday January 24, 6-8:30pm PT (9-11:30pm ET)

Where: Online via Zoom at JoinMeWeOnline.com (click the button) or at
Meeting ID:[masked]

Text Laureli at[masked] if you have any trouble getting in the zoom room.

How: Get ready to Watch & Listen and/or Ask a Question!

How Much: FREE (Watch & Listen) or SLIDING SCALE (Ask a Question):

- Supporting: $24
- Sustaining: $20
- Supported: $16
- BIPOC: $10

BIPOC = Black, Indigenous & People of Color

How to Pay: PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/laurelishimayo (or to [masked]) or Venmo @LaureliShimayo

We offer a lower BIPOC price as a step towards creating racial justice and ending racism in this generation. We aim to educate and make reparations for years of systemic cultural racism and white benefits (the new and more accurate term for "white privilege") that we white-bodied people receive despite how aware, conscious and unbiased we may each be.

5.4% of Profits on this event are also paid to Real Rent Duwamish - https://www.realrentduwamish.org/

Many of the Practitioners on the Panel also offer Specials on our private sessions if you attend this event and promptly schedule. Coupon codes and special pricing will be announced in the zoom chat.

This event is on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/636404224480033

We also host MeWe Metaphysical Fairs & Events for Energizing Body, Mind, Heart & Soul. Learn more at MeWeFairs.com

MeWe Metaphysics & Wellness Fair in Bellevue, 70+ Booths / 30+ Talks ($5)

Vasa Park Resort


Enjoy 70+ Readers, Healers and Vendors + 30+ Talks at our IN-PERSON AGAIN MeWe Metaphysics & Wellness Fair for Energizing Body Mind Heart & Soul in Bellevue! Everyone is welcome!

Saturday-Sunday February 5-6, 2022 @11am-7pm each day

$5 Admission each day (details below)

11am-12pm Each Day - Intuitive Panel with Audience Q&A
12-7pm Each Day - 2 sets of Free Talks (included with admission)
11am-7pm - MeWe Metaphysical & Wellness Fair

***All attendees must wear masks the entire time they are at the event (food must be eaten outside, quick sips of beverages are allowed) and all must be fully vaccinated (show Vaccination card, photo of card or QR code) OR proof of a Negative PCR COVID Test taken during the 3 days before entry per the King County mandate - https://kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/constantine/news/release/2021/September/16-proof-of-vaccination-negative-test.aspx ***

[Lists of Practitioners, Vendors & Talks coming soon, check our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/808119329702467 ]

Psychics • Channels • Shamanic Sessions • Sound Healing • Akashic Records • Tarot • Mediumship • Dream Readings • Intuition • Eye Reading • Jewelry • Medical Intuition • Crystals • Reiki • Theta Healing • Bodywork • Archangels • Oracles • Spirits and Guides • Astrology • Hypnotherapy • Reflexology • Spirituality and much more!


In our INTUITIVE PANEL @11am-12pm EACH DAY, a selection of our Practitioners will offer free readings/healings (included with admission) in an informal panel format, answering questions from the audience. This is a great way to sample our practitioners - having them answer your question and hearing them answer questions from others. Arrive on time to get your question in!

The Fair + Talks will continue until 7pm.

$5 Admission includes Intuitive Panel, Talks and parking (the parking lot is very large but limited - come early). Kids are FREE (all ages). $20 max per family. FREE after 5pm. Please pay at the door.

Sessions available at booths. Each Practitioner sets their own fees, often lower than their private sessions.

The Fair is on Saturday-Sunday February 5-6, 2022 @11am-7pm at the Vasa Park Resort at 3560 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Bellevue, WA 98008 (on the lake). Parking is FREE.

Sign up to share your work by clicking on the Get a Booth button and filling out the form at https://www.metaphysicalempowermentevents.com/for-vendors.

Please visit www.MeWeFairs.com for more information or contact Laureli Shimayo, [masked],[masked] (text)

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