Monday, January 23, 2017

Taylor Caldwell and her Writing




I had pulled the Jess Stearn book, The Search for a Soul: Taylor Caldwell's Psychic Lives, (1973) from my book shelf a bit ago, as I had done a FB post about author, Taylor Caldwell.  In Stearn's book, I had to smile and appreciate this, especially as a native Californian.  In a discussion with Caldwell, he asked her if she wanted to be hypnotized. She answered, "If anybody can manage it."  He said, "If they can’t do it in California, it can't be done anywhere."  She replied, "And why California, pray?"  With laughter, he said, "The atmosphere is so electric out there that even the people think they're spirits."
Taylor Caldwell's writing intrigues me. I'll always remember a TV interview she did back in the late 1950s, in which she spoke of not knowing where her ideas came from and that she felt as if she was doing "automatic" typing, as if a "Presence" (what she called it) guided her fingers. She often claimed that she had no idea how the facts within her books came to her. It was especially evident in her book, Dear and Glorious Physician, Later in a book by Jess Stearn, she talked of the "Presence," who communicated with her. She was also known to be psychic. That TV interview, which I watched with my Dad, has always stuck with me--it fascinated me then, and now. Part of the reason may be that I've always believed in past lives, and contact with the other side, and having some psychic ability myself, makes it easier to understand.

  ~Linda

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Touched by Psychic Edgar Cayce


"Humanity is pleading, yearning for knowledge.  Inquirers are still asking, 'If a man dies shall he live again?  And if he live, why may we not know it?'" ~Dr. James Martin Peebles



Many years ago, I read the Edgar Cayce book, There is a River, the Story of Edgar Cayce by Thomas Sugrue, which, for me was probably life changing, offering new perspectives on life and death.

I’m not sure what year I first read the book, maybe late 1950’s. It is very possible my father had it in his paperback collection when I was in junior high or high school. If I did not read it then, it would have been not long after.

Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D., best-selling author, and in the past a frequent guest on Oprah, had this to say about Cayce: "The story of Edgar Cayce has inspired me from the time I was 12 years old. As one of the first well-studied medical intuitives, his work and his life helped blaze the path for the future of medicine."

Cayce also helped blaze the path for spiritual understanding and awareness. I have discovered that There is a River, has been life-changing for many people.   I’ve heard time and again from friends, acquaintances, and from fan mail, how they felt so inspired by the book, and that it put them on a spiritual journey to new discoveries about life.  

As my husband, Don Pendleton and I, wrote in our book, Whispers From the Soul, the Divine Dance of Consciousness, in regards to Edgar Cayce: “Whatever the source of Edgar Cayce's spectacular gifts, they have provided new windows through which ordinary people may perceive reality and often transform their lives. We all are richer because of Edgar Cayce.”


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Using Your Intuition for Well-being





Within our bodies we have a vast communication network.  It has been long understood that the brain communicates with the body but recent medical research is now showing that messenger molecules, the route through which intelligence moves through the body, are intimately linked to every cell and that a never-ending stream of information in both directions is moving between the mind and body.  

Our emotions must be regarded as both physical and mental when we understand that there is intelligence, or mind, in every cell of the body.

Every thought, emotion, image, memory, and deed, effects the totality of our being, moment by moment.  Within us lies the intelligence of not only mind but body and soul, and we have the power to consciously influence facets of that trinity. 

Your natural intuition can help you to know how your body is and what it would like you to know. Do you listen to what your body is telling you?  Do you ask it what you should know?  Are you aware of the energy flow within your body? 

The most meaningful and powerful medicine you can receive is to allow your inner intelligence to speak to you, and to listen.

Have there been times when your body “told” you something and you choose to ignore its message? 

Do you take advantage of exercise, meditation, positive thought, good sleep, and good nutrition to help with stress, worry, frustration, and work?

Do you allow your body, mind, and spirit the needed time for rest, nourishment, and restoration. 

Do you strive for a joyful attitude? 

Quiz:  As you look over these comments decide how they apply in your life and rate them:  Always, Often, Never.     

1.  I overwork.
2.  I get a good night’s sleep.
3.  I have a chronic physical condition that I monitor carefully.
4.  I am often accident prone.
5.  I often have headaches.
6.  I often have muscle tension. 
7.  I exercise regularly.
8.  When I have a cold or the flu I rest.
9.  I awaken looking forward to a new day.
10.  I eat meals on a regular schedule.
11.  I listen to my intuition.
12.  I put trust in my inner-knowing.
13.  I am aware of energy within my body.
14.  I am in tune with my body.
15.  I am open to receiving messages.
16.  I love the synchronicity of life.
17.  I give out positive thought and energy. 
18.  I feel joy in being alive.
19.  I create my reality with my perceptions.
20.  I know who I am and what my gift is to give.  

 Copyright Linda Pendleton
  
 
 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

How Thin the Veil! 150 Years of Spiritualism, now in Audiobook

  
“At some future day it will be proved, I cannot say when and where,that the human soul is, while in earth life, already in an uninterrupted communication with those living in another world.” ~ Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), Philosopher


My ebook, How Thin the Veil! 150 Years of Spiritualism, is now an audio book, narrated by Tim Danko, who has done several of my nonfiction books. 

 It is at Amazon, Audible.com and iTunes.










 Listen to Sample




Monday, June 20, 2016

Orbs in my Grandfather's One-Room Schoolhouse







This is the interior of an old barn that was once a one room schoolhouse in Gilbert, Iowa.  The school had originally been on my great-grandparents farm land in Gilbert, Iowa.  My grandfather, Arthur, and his older brother, Roy, attended school there in about 1894-1899.  The schoolhouse was moved across the highway at some point in those early years and became a barn when school was moved into town.  The photos were taken for me in recent years by a couple who lived nearby in Gilbert and offered to send me photos.  As you see, orbs fill the photo.  Could it be that my ancestors are visiting the one room schoolhouse?--And maybe they purposely (personally) made their presence visible for me?    





and the exterior photo

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Angels







“Life has it ups and downs.  When you are down,


the angels are waiting to lift you up.”



–Linda Pendleton 


Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Energy of Intuition






“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain,
but simply points the way.”
~Florence Scovel Shinn (1871-1940), Author


It is my hope that we are now coming into an age of new spiritual understanding where we can welcome and accept the gift of Aknowing@ that we are often given, no matter how subtle that gift may be.  We are immortal, eternal spirits.    
Those gifts not only make life more joyous, grief easier, but help to remove the fear of death that has been placed culturally as an obstacle to spiritual growth and understanding.  We do know who we are.  We just have to bring that knowing, our remembrance, to the forefront.  An increasing number of people are achieving that while in the body.  And for those who do not rediscover the knowing, they will know without doubt one day, as they pass into another state of being.  
It is wise to use our intuition to access our body’s subtle energies for greater wellness. This sacred energy is with us at birth, throughout life, and continues after death—it’s a marker of our soul’s journey. We must learn to draw upon it.
We all may use our intuition for guidance, and for the wealth of knowledge that can be revealed to us from the spirit world.  We must learn to listen with our gut instead of our heads.  We must learn to listen with our hearts instead of our minds, and we must believe in our intuitive sense.
So the next time your intuition speaks to you, listen, trust in it, and be guided by it.  The sense of comfort it brings is very well worth it. 

~Linda

Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, One of a Kind.





 


It has been many years now since psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross stuck her neck out among her peers with her ideas on death and dying, and she dedicated her life to teaching about grief and how to handle terminal illness.  What she brought to the world of medicine was a spiritual understanding, and enforced that not only with her patients, but in her classes, lectures, seminars, and books.  I was lucky enough to know Elisabeth personally and she was one hell of a woman.  She worked hard.  She had a beautiful sense of humor, was an intelligent, intuitive, compassionate, and spiritual person.  And yes, she talked with spirits, (spooks, as she called them).  I have much respect and admiration for her and how she stood up for what she believed in, and at a time when her beliefs were not the norm, at least in our hospitals in this country.  She was one of a kind, a very beautiful soul.
The first time I saw her on television was in 1969 or so, when her now-classic book On Death and Dying came out.  I was awed by her then and fascinated by the ideas she presented in her book.  Her work, her books, and her lectures, have touched millions and millions of people over the years.  What she gave us is precious, and for many of us, a new understanding about the process of death, about the afterlife, and about grieving our losses, before and after a life ends in the physical dimension.  
 For anyone who would like to know more abut Elisabeth's life, I would suggest her fascinating autobiography, The Wheel of Life: A Memoir of Living and Dying, and, of course, any or all of her other books, including her last one, co-written with David Kessler, On Grief and Grieving:  Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss. 
But even now, a few years after her death, when I think about her, and write about her, it brings a smile to me, almost a chuckle, as I recall some humorous comments she made on an afternoon visit I made to her home in Arizona, at a time following her stroke. 
Having spent private time with Elisabeth and having personal conversations has been a highlight of my life.  Yes, indeed.


~Linda

Excerpt from my book, How Thin the Veil! 150 Years of Spiritualism by Linda Pendleton.



Thursday, March 24, 2016

Dr. James Martin Peebles,. Leading Spiritualist of the 19th Century

 

March 23, 1822 to March 23, 2016, 194 years. 

Dr. James Martin Peebles was born in Vermont on this day in 1822. And we are lucky to have his wit and wisdom still with us from his home on the Other Side. Shortly after his death on February 15, 1922, on March 23rd a posthumous centennial birthday banquet was held in his honor in Los Angeles (where he had made his home for several years) by the California Centenarian Club that he had founded. Hundreds attended the celebration and Dr. Peebles communicated with the gathering through a medium. His obituary made newspapers all across the country, including the New York Times and the Los Angels Times. Read the Los Angeles Times obit here on my website, To Dance With Angels. Also other articles about this life, and our books. 

 

Monday, December 21, 2015

To Dance With Angels by Don and Linda Pendleton Now in Audiobook





I'm happy to share with everyone that our book, To Dance With Angels is now available for the first time in audiobook.  The narration is by Tim Danko via ACX.  He did a wonderful job with the book.  He also narrated our nonfiction, Whispers From the Soul; Don Pendleton's A Search for Meaning from the Surface of a Small Planet; and The Cosmic Breath, Metaphysical Essays of Don Pendleton.

All of the books are in print and ebooks, too.

You can listen to a sample here at audible.com  

~Linda 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

A Look at President Jimmy Carter via Spirit Guide Dr. Peebles, from the Book "To Dance With Angels" by Don and Linda Pendleton



Excerpt from To Dance With Angels by Don and Linda Pendleton.  Published originally in 1990, a conversation with spirit guide, Dr. Peebles in regards to President Jimmy Carter.  We recently are hearing much about President Carter, his newly published autobiography, and his fight with cancer at this late point in his life, and yet he's out there building homes for Habitat for Humanity, so I thought this was worth sharing now for those who have not read To Dance With Angels.  He was President from 1977-1981. In 2002, President Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work "to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development."  He has done much for peace and humanity since leaving the White House.

"QUESTION: My question is about Jimmy Carter. When he was in office as president, it was my perception that he was ahead of his time, that he was too honest, almost embarrassingly honest to most of us, and that he wished more for a sense of cooperation and sharing in the world. We voted him in and yet we booted him right out again. And I'm wondering what is the significance of that moment in history."

"DR. PEEBLES: God bless you. There is great truth in what you say. It's also true that he was a little behind the times in some ways. He was ahead of his time in that he did seek increased communication, he did seek to receive other points of view rather than to deny them or control them. He did seek unity.
Now, his moments of confusion at times were that he unconsciously defined union as agreement rather than allowance of disagreement. As well, he had understandable concern about violence. His definition of peace, unconsciously—referencing our earlier statement—leaned toward less noise rather than an amplification or a coloration of new communications.
So on the one hand he was seeking increased communication, and yet on the other there was a certain avoidance of conflict that was justified as a desire for peace.
Very understandable. But yet it's not complete. Not just Jimmy Carter, but the nation of people. It is a collective view regarding peace that we speak of. And he did incorporate that.
Yes, overall I would say he was more ahead of his time than of his time or behind. He had his own lessons, but he was a vision of the future in many ways. I agree. The lesson of history, at that time, was to reevaluate the nature of peace. He stimulated people through suggestion, indirectly, to continue thinking about what does peace mean—what do we really want?—what is our true motivation? For his ongoing rhetoric and honesty was to have peace—but what does that mean, for goodness gracious sake? There's only five letters in the word—what does it mean?
And so the lesson of history will look back and see that here was a peacemaker who inadvertently was inspiring people to reevaluate the nature of peace, and how that quantifies with increased and decreased communication, honesty and dishonesty. Yes, he was a leader. As history looks back, it will see this gentleman as someone who was underestimated."

Copyright 1990 by Don and Lind Pendleton

To Dance With Angels is in print at Amazon.com and Kindle.  It will be available in audio book in the coming weeks. 





Sunday, October 18, 2015

Body Magic



A meditation is a disciplined focus which encourages the mind to travel a specific path of thought toward a desired result.  One may wish to meditate upon the nature of the divine and one's own relationship to it or may wish to merely create a state of total relaxation which would be conducive to some desired physical or mental result.
Transcendental Meditation, a discipline for heightened awareness, which originated more than five thousand years ago with the ancient Vedas of India, has been practiced in Western society since its introduction to the United States by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1959.  TM® is widely accepted by Western cultures today for its ability to reduce stress and promote physical and mental health.  The major objective of TM is an intimate association with pure awareness,  practiced with dedication on a daily basis.  During its heyday, many U.S. corporate managers promoted the program among their executives as a means of reducing stress and increasing productivity and creativity in the work place.  A much less ritualized version of TM has been practiced by many individuals of all walks of life. The mere concept of meditation has found considerable favor as a result of the popularity of TM and though the more stylized approach has been left behind by many, meditation has found a place in the awareness of millions of Westerners who seek primarily to have an occasional refresher from the stress of everyday life and some sense of connection with the infinite. 
As it is most commonly practiced today, meditation is usually associated with the processes of visualization and/or a tranquil dialogue with the body wisdom.  Rather than the chanting of mantra's, one may prefer to visualize a tranquil setting and a journey to that location while clearing the mind of random clutter and simply attempting to focus on some desired goal or effect.  Many use the opportunity to contact their spiritual teachers or angels for guidance.  Some use this quiet time for exploring their innermost thoughts and recording them in a diary or journal while others focus on an expansion of their creativity.
In the most sublime sense, this is a dialogue with the body/mind wisdom and therein lies the most effective and most productive use of such time. 
and

A new MRI Research Study at Harvard reveals that meditation and mindfulness rebuilds the Brain's Gray Matter in 8 Weeks.  Read Here.  

Monday, September 7, 2015

20 Ways to Avoid Sedona's Red Rock Fever, Stay Away, But if You Insist! by Linda Pendleton







"Linda Pendleton skillfully combines wit with visual artistry through her description of magical Sedona. I think I just caught the Red Rock Fever bug!" ~Athena Demetrios, Author of The Seasoning of A Soul



Thanks to Athena Demetrios for this wonderful quote for my new book, a humorous travel guide of Sedona Arizona.  I began writing the book and drawing my Red Rock critters more than a decade ago, while living in Sedona.  Decided to finish it and publish, and was pleased to have this from Athena.  She understands my humor, as I do hers.  We laugh a lot during our conversations.  That's what friends are for.   


 Available at Amazon print and Kindle


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Communicating With Your Spirit Guides and Angels



A number of years ago, spirit guide Dr. James Martin Peebles had spoken to us about the coming increase in contact with the spirit world. He had told us that more and more people would be having experiences which would validate the existence of spirit. He said that communication with the other side would become a normal, acceptable way of every day life and that the illusion of separation would become thinner–in other words, the veil between worlds would become more transparent. 

As I have said in recent times, I see that happening. I have spoken to many people who have had mystical experiences. One cannot help but notice the upsurge in the hunger for spiritual material which is being filled by the publication of many books on spiritual subjects, everything from angels, miracles, near-death experiences, the body/mind/soul connection, and extraterrestrials, and which also has found its way onto the television and movies screens with great success.

Intercommunication between the two worlds, our earthly world and the world of spirit, is taking place.


You may be interested in my ecourse being offered:  
Healing Whispers:  Communicating with your Spirit Guides and Angels.  The ecourse comes with several additional ebook gifts.   


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Victimhood


Dr. James Martin Peebles, spirit guide, on Victimhood, from the book Three Principles of Angelic Wisdom by Linda Pendleton:  



"By understanding that you are, indeed, the creator of your life, it returns power, respect and love–beginning with self.  The illusion of separation then becomes smaller and self becomes larger.  Self-doubt leaves, and self-worth returns.  You no longer feel helpless or hopeless as self-empowerment returns. 

But the paradox.  By claiming your power you also have to claim self-responsibility for your life and, in doing so, you claim responsibility for your every action, thought and deed. 

That is a big one–thought.  Your every thought has a reaction.  But you say, No one knows my thoughts except me!  Wrong.  Thoughts are real.  Once they are put into form within your mind, they are an energy, and energy moves and energy does.  They are a force, a reality, and become a part of the universe.  Of course, your actions and deeds have not only an impact on others but on self.  And often, more on self, than others.

Linda 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Using Our Powerful Internal Communication Network



Using Our Powerful Internal Communication Network
By
Linda Pendleton

“The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.”
~Plato (c. 428–348 B.C.)
 

Our body knows things that our minds often do not.  One of the simplest techniques for private problem solving is to simply and firmly state the nature of a problem and request a solution while in a meditative state.  To engage in an inner dialogue will often reveal the answers we seek. 
Body, mind, and spirit all work in tandem–each aware of the others, and each with an intelligence of its own, but interconnected like the fibers of a powerful communication network.  Every human being expresses a trinity of wisdom.  For far too long, many have tended to see different aspects of themselves as separate entities without representation among the other aspects.  This idea has been breed into us as the combined forces of science, medicine, and religion have encouraged us to see the separate pieces instead of a corporate whole. 
It had become convenient to think of this trinity as three separate entities but recent studies are describing a unity where body, mind and spirit (or soul) are all present in the organizational field of the physical body itself. 
It is unfortunate that it is still uncomfortable for some to include spirit or soul as an essential element of the human organism because soul itself undoubtedly has much to say about how the trinity of the body manifests itself in full awareness. 
In fact, it could be suggested that soul is the preeminent cause of all effects and is therefore that which produces the trinity, itself indissolubly woven into and superior to body and mind.
Psychiatrist Brian Weiss, for many years now has engaged in past life regressions for the benefit of his patients.  He discovered in working with his patients under hypnosis that some of them have recalled past lives.  Often the events of a past life have carried forward into this lifetime, resulting in physical or psychological disorders.  Dr. Weiss has documented several of these cases in his books, beginning with his first, Many Lives, Many Masters. Dr. Weiss continues to lecture, hold workshops and write books. 
If it is true that recall of past life experiences can have a profound effect upon the psychology and even the physiology of a living being, then we must consider the importance of the soul, which is ever present and ever participating in those life experiences.  The soul brings with it memories that may far predate the incarnation into this life dimension.  It now appears that not only memories, but the physical constituents of matter itself are somehow retained as a living presence within the soul even before the birth of the body which is to clothe it.  The body-mind-soul connection should therefore be seen as both a physiological and psychological presence which accounts for the day by day expression of reality encountered in the human sphere.
British Biochemist Rupert Sheldrake, in discussing his morphogenetic fields, regards those fields as living universal influences that exist independent of physical matter, but nevertheless continually effect all processes of nature with their world-transcendent properties.  He sees the laws of nature as not actual laws per se, but rather the habits of nature. 
There is a strong resonance with similar ideas expressed decades earlier by Gustof Strömberg in his book, Soul of the Universe.  Strömberg, an American of Swedish birth, was an astronomer and astrophysicist associated with the Carnegie Institution's Mount Wilson Observatory.  His stunning thesis is a prime example of genius unacknowledged in the context of its time.  Perhaps it took an Albert Einstein to recognize it.  Einstein's cover blurb for the jacket of Strömberg’s book reads, “Very few men could of their own knowledge present the material as clearly and concisely as he has succeeded in doing.”  In his native Sweden, Strömberg was highly respected and the flags throughout Sweden were flown at half-mast in observance of his death in 1962.  Here is a brief sample of Strömberg's vision:
“Matter and life and consciousness have their roots in a world beyond space and time.  They emerge into the physical world at certain well defined points or sources from which they expand in the form of guiding fields with space and time properties.  Some of the sources can be identified with material particles, and others with the living elements responsible for organization and purposeful activity.  Some of them exist in our brain as neurones, and some of them have a very intimate and special association with their ultimate origin.  They are the roots of our consciousness and the sources of all our knowledge.”
Earlier in his writings, Strömberg had observed, “All our mental characteristics and faculties have their origin in the non-physical world.  There lies the origin of our sensations of light and colors, and of sound and music.  There is the origin of our feelings and emotions, and of our will and our thoughts.  There is the source of our feelings of satisfaction and bliss, and of guilt and remorse.  Our nerve cells seem to be the links which connect our physical brain with the world in which our consciousness is rooted.  At death our brain field, which during our life determined the structure and functions of our brain and nervous system, is not destroyed.  Like other living fields it contracts and disappears at death, apparently falling back to the level of its origin.  All our memories are indelibly engraved in this field, and after our death, when our mind is no longer blocked by inert matter, we can probably recall them all, even those of which we were never consciously aware during our organic life.”
It is interesting to see how both the scientific and philosophical points of view today seem to be moving toward complimentary conclusions about the universe and man's place in it with much more coherence than ever noted before.  Many brilliant thinkers, poets, philosophers, medical doctors, physicists, and scholars are all bringing forward a sharper focus on the nature of reality.  Side by side with science, we have had this quieter explosion of spiritual investigation and discovery.  
It seems certain that popular physics will soon discover and celebrate the universal essence of all life everywhere and introduce a more realistic view of the human reality.  
To know thyself, in all the self's intrinsic majesty, is to know the whole.  The fragmentary self is the weak self.  Let us all make an effort to not fragmentize ourselves, for the fragments may never contain the full expression of who we are.
~end~

Sheldrake, Rupert, http://www.sheldrake.org/
Strömberg, Gustaf.  The Soul of the Universe. Philadelphia:  David McKay Company, 1940, 1948.
 Weiss, Brian L.  Many Lives, Many Masters.  New York:  Simon & Schuster, 1988.

© Copyright 2015 by Linda Pendleton

You may be interested in reading more within my Kindle book,  Meditation: Connecting the Mind, Body and Spirit.