Friday, February 27, 2009

My Angel Message Board

“Angels are spirits, but it is not because they are spirits that they are Angels. They become Angels when they are sent. For the name Angel refers to their office, not their nature. You ask the name of this nature, it is spirit; you ask its office, it is that of an Angel, which is a messenger.” ~St. Augustine

You are invited to share your real life angel stories with others on my Angel Message Board at Self Healing Expressions.

Often, a person believes he or she is the only one who has had a spiritual experience, and may think they are a little crazy. Please be assured that we all have innate intuition and often experience what some may call the paranormal. Actually, these types of experiences are shared by many, and although they often may be considered extraordinary, they are within the norm of the human experience.

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” ~PierreTeilhard de Chardin (1881-1955)

Perhaps one of these questions will help get you started...

Did you have a guardian angel as a child? Some children have acknowledged the presence of their angel. Have you shared in the experience of a young child who has had contact from an angel, a spirit guide, or deceased family member? Because young children are still so open and not hampered by adults or society, they eagerly share their experiences.

Has a spiritual being appeared to you? Share with us your experience. Was it an apparition? Did it come to you as a warning, a rescue, to give guidance, or share wisdom, or only to give love?

Have you (or someone you know) ever encountered an angel in disguise? Did you soon realize it was, indeed, an angel?

Have you had the experience of an aroma of a particular scent related to a deceased loved one or a spiritual being? Did you experience roses, other flowers, perfume or after shave, hot coffee, or some other scent closely associated with a loved one?

Have you ever heard angelic singing or sound –where there was no physical source for that sound?

Have special messages come to you via birds or butterflies, or electronic devices?

I love reading the angel experiences of others, so please feel free to share your stories with us, anonymously if preferred. And enjoy the angelic stories posted by others.

“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” ~ Hebrews 13:2


Friday, February 20, 2009

Belief in Dreams

A report has been published on six different studies that were done about dreams. Approximately 1,100 people were surveyed and the results were published in the February Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The participants, from both Western and Eastern countries and various cultures, ages, including the United States, India, and South Korea, believe that dreams reveal hidden truths and may give meaningful insight into their lives and their world.

Although it is said the interpretations of the meaning of dreams by psychologists vary widely, it appears people are very comfortable in having the understanding that their own dreams influence their waking behavior and desires.

According to comments made by researcher, Carey Morewedge, from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh PA, the co-author of the article, stated, “Most people understand that dreams are unlikely to predict the future but that doesn’t prevent them from finding meaning in their dreams, whether their contents are mundane or bizarre.”

I believe our dreams can be very symbolic and also at times, precognitive. And often, answers to problems can be revealed to us in our dreams. Inspiration and creativity comes in the dream state. So does communication with the Other Side. Most people recognize those vivid dreams, the ones where there is no doubt that communication with a loved one has taken place.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Ghosts and the Alamo

Last night I was listening to Coast to Coast AM Radio Show and George Noory’s guest was Robert Wlodarski, author of a book about the ghosts of the Alamo, and other books on the paranormal. I had not heard much about ghosts there, but I did have an experience of psychically tuning into the past historical and traumatic events that had taken place there and resulted in the deaths of many.

In 1986, my husband Don and I were in San Antonio, Texas while on a book tour and had a weekend of free time. The first place we headed was to the Alamo. As a kid, I always loved reading about Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and the Alamo. So I was pleased to finally be able to visit the place. But my pleasure almost immediately faded away shortly after entering. I felt overwhelmed with a chaotic, frantic feeling, almost as if I were in the middle of a battle, maybe the big battle. It was a very disturbing feeling and I had to leave there immediately. I could not stay in the building. I was disappointed that I could not see more, but I could not stay. We walked out and we sat on a bench in front of the Alamo, and I discovered Don also had picked up on the negative energy in there and he was somewhat uncomfortable also. So here we were, two people very much interested in the historical history but unable to enjoy it as we were too tuned in psychically to the past events of the place.

In February 1836, a thirteen day battle between General Antonio L√≥pez de Santa Anna’s Mexican Army and American defenders of the Alamo left many dead, some have estimated more than 1,700, with the Mexican Army troops being the largest number, nearly 1,500, and about 250 defenders including Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, and Colonel William Travis.

The Alamo, Mission San Antonio de Valero, is a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound, in which construction began in 1724, and in the early 1800’s a Spanish military stationed a cavalry unit at the former mission, and it became known as the Alamo, the Spanish word for cottonwood.

Ghosts have been seen at the Alamo for years, dating back to 1836, shortly after the last battle there. Stories indicated that General Santa Anna wanted the Alamo burned to the ground and in an attempt to do so, one of his Colonels and troops encountered six ghostly monks who materialized from the walls of the chapel and while advancing toward them holding and waving flaming swords commanded “Do not touch the walls of the Alamo.” The troops retreated and General Andrade returned and was again given the dire warning by these six monks who hurled fire balls causing the General to retreat as fast as he was able.

Although the story of the monks was believed by many it was also contradicted. But by 1894, the city of San Antonio used the Alamo mission as police headquarters and a jail. Prisoners complained of ghostly activity, including mysterious sounds, and the presence of a ghostly sentry who walked the roof keeping guard was enough to have the human night guards refusing to patrol the area at night. So it did not last too long as a jail. The paranormal events there became subject of newspaper articles just prior to the turn of the 19th century.

Even today, paranormal events are commonly observed—shadowy figures, noises, voices, screams, eerie cold spots, a little girl often seen looking out a high window of the gift shop, a ghostly sentry looking out the front entrance, a young boy who carried on a conversation with a young six year old girl visitor and the boy invisible to the girl’s father.

Nearly 200 years, and spirit still visits and/or hangs out there, maybe to watch the 2.5 million physical beings who visit the Alamo every year. Could be that spirit wants to figure out why all those people keep showing up. Have you been there?—and if so, did you have any encounter with spirit or the psychic past?


Forgiveness Meditation by Don and Linda Pendleton

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sedona Sculptor Liam Herbert's Bronzes and Jewelry

Sedona sculptor Liam Herbert, close friend of mine and a very talented artist, has a one man showing for the month of February at Sedona Art Vault in Sedona, Arizona unveiling his new works, "When Love Strikes," a beautiful bronze piece that "captures the notion that the power of love is greater than the love of power." Also included in Liam's recent works is a sterling silver pendant titled "Rising Joy."

Take a few minutes to visit Liam’s website to see his art. Liam's slender, angular wood carvings and limited edition bronze sculptures flow with inspiration, diversity and beautiful expressions of life. His art explores the human conditions - family relationships, faith, anger, passion, grief, hope, and love. His sculptures alternately crackle with excitement or soothe the soul in a quiet embrace.

I love his work!

Rising Joy, Sterling Silver Pendant by Liam Herbert

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