Monday, August 31, 2009

Harmony Brings Happiness

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
~Mohandas Gandhi (1869 – 1948)

Happiness, they say, is a state of mind,
but it is so much more. It is a state of being.
~Linda Pendleton

Live Large!

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


The term "Live Large!" is attributed to my late husband, Don Pendleton and his fictional character, Mack Bolan. Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume II H-O.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Soul Pictures

A Russian Professor of Physics at St. Petersburg State Technical University, Konstantin Korotkov has used rigorous scientific methods and research to come to new discoveries about the spirit or soul.

He is author of numerous professional papers and books and has given seminars, workshops both nationally and internationally. He is associate editor of the journal Consciousness and Physical Reality, published both in Russian and English.

He holds at least 12 patents on biophysics inventions. His technology includes the Gas Discharge Visualization technique (GDV), which is a breakthrough beyond Kirlian photography for direct, real-time viewing of the human aura. This fairly new technology allows one to capture by a special camera the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy emanating to and from an individual, plants, liquids, inanimate objects and translate this into a computerized model. This allows the researcher and client to see imbalances that may be influencing an individual’s well-being greatly facilitating the diagnosis of the cause of any existing imbalances showing the area of the body and the organ systems involved.

The Russian Ministry of Health accepts the GDV technique as Medical technology and hundreds of medical doctors, practitioners and researchers benefit from using this technology worldwide.
One of the greatest benefits of GDV is measurements of a variety of treatments for such conditions as cancer to determine which is the most appropriate for the patient. Its use for the diagnosis and treatment of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual conditions is invaluable in medicine, psychology, biophysics, genetics, sound therapy, forensic science, agriculture, ecology and other areas.

I heard a report last night on Coast to Coast AM Radio by George Noory that the GDV machine used by Dr. Korotkov is now able to record the spirit or soul leaving the physical body at death. The doctor referred to it as a transition that could be observed with his special camera.

Many intuitive people are able to observe the aura and soul energy without a camera.

This also reminds me of what Dr. James Martin Peebles wrote in his 1903 book, What is Spiritualism?... " show that this conception of the nature and power of thought is no empty flight of the imagination, it will only be necessary to draw attention to the photographic experiments conducted by the late Dr. Baraduc, the eminent nerve specialist, of Paris. If thoughts are things, he considered it should be possible to photograph them. He accordingly prepared a special apparatus, with an exceptionally sensitive plate attached, and under the most conclusive conditions obtained a series of strikingly distinct and, in some cases, most beautiful pictures of these thought forces and emotions. These pictorial wonders were reproduced in the Illustrated London News, and their publication caused a great sensation in the scientific circles of Europe. One of these photographs represents a column of prayer. By arrangement with half a dozen devout persons, a prayer meeting was held in an apartment at the top of the Eiffel Tower. The special camera was arranged in position, and at a given moment Dr. Baraduc took the picture. The result was a very clear and impressive demonstration of the thoughts and aspirations of these intensely earnest souls rising like a column of incense as though ascending direct to the very throne of God."

"He has also taken good thoughts and bad thoughts of certain individuals, placid thoughts and stormy thoughts, and the pictures they produce are most remarkable–some beautiful in their sweet and tranquilizing aspect, whilst others resemble a veritable mental typhoon, according to the humor of the subject at the time the photo was taken."

"Dr. Baraduc further believed that psychic powers could be applied to the treatment of diseases, and in this connection the pictures representing the forms of benedictions and of a flow of curative force at Lourdes during the performance of a 'miracle' are certainly very suggestive. The wonderful cures wrought at Lourdes year after year have hitherto been regarded by the majority of people either as frauds or purely imaginary occurrences, but it is now known that they are well based scientifically and are too real to be any longer disputed. They are, apparently, due to that Spiritual 'gift of healing,' of which [Saint] Paul writes, and the potential curative agency is, seemingly, a mysterious psychic emanation which is sufficiently palpable to impress a sensitive plate."

"'I am not a Spiritualist, nor a doctrinaire,' says Dr. Baraduc, 'but speak from experience, and I declare I have found forces surrounding man which have been registered on photographic plates. Man is surrounded by an atmosphere of personal ether. Every human being has an impalpable double, which reproduces his form and which allows us to explain ghost stories and the phenomena of double sight. Call it soul, if you like, or astral body. I have photographed this ether double eighty hours after death. When my wife died I photographed a nebulous globe which escaped from her like a soul. You see, there are forces in this world and forces in the other world. When, in the name of truth, spiritual scientists unite with material scientists, we will arrive at a knowledge of the synthesis of the forces which regulate our life and our immortality, for man does not belong to this planet only, but to the starry spaces in which his thoughts revolve.'"

It seems that we are now moving ever closer to that union between spiritual and material science as it fashions a more realistic, holistic understanding of the forces that shape this universe. The pity is that it has taken more than a hundred years to reach anything approaching that level of understanding. The recent movements in both medicine and physics are a very hopeful sign that the gap is closing steadily and that many of us can now have the expectation that during our own lifetimes we shall witness a totally new awareness, within the scientific community, that the body, mind and soul are one.


Monday, August 24, 2009

Crop Circle Messages

Photo by Lucy Pringle, 2000

I’ve always believed the Crop Circles have been messages to us, almost a symbolic notification that we are not alone, and I feel the reason for the messages has to do with our treatment of Planet Earth and the environmental and nuclear threats that we pose for the universe.

Are we alone? I think not. It has been an innate human nature, since the beginning of time to look beyond and above for answers to universal questions: What is this all about? Why are we here? What is beyond? Maybe at sometime in the not too distant future all of us will know the answers about life beyond this planet, and our connection to it.

We may think of ourselves as the “new kids on the block” but within the vastness of the cosmos could be far older civilizations active for millennia, greatly predating the human experience on Earth. And if we look at our own advances in technology in the last few decades, it only makes since that “others” could be far beyond us in understanding how all of this works.

Crop circles not only remind me of early cave drawings but also of the Nazca Lines of Peru. The Nazca Lines are a series of geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert, a high arid plateau that stretches between the towns of Nazca and Palpa in southern Peru. Etched in the surface of the desert pampa sand are about three hundred figures made of straight lines, geometric shapes, most clearly visible from the air. The aridness of the desert have apparently helped to preserve the markings.

The Nazca Lines are a mystery, as no one knows who made them or why. It is believed they were created between 200 BC and 700 AD. Since their discovery, the Nazca Lines have inspired various explanations such as they were made by ancient gods, made by aliens, is a landing strip for returning aliens, a celestial calendar created by the ancient Nazca civilization.

In the recent online issue of Kinetics Magazine, published by Kathryn Peters Brinkley, wife of Dannion Brinkley, known for his NDEs after being stuck by lightning, is an interview with former astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), Dr. Edgar Mitchell.

Katheryn asked him a question about crop circles:

Kathryn: You know, Dr. Mitchell, one thing that has fascinated me in the last ten years is crop circles. Has IONS done any real research into the crop circles? Do they have an opinion about those?

Dr. Mitchell: I know Colin Andrews quite well, and also Nick Pope, in England, both of whom have been very much involved in the UFO and crop circle area. It is pretty clear these are signals, from somewhere else, to help us see things in a different way. There have been crop circles hoaxed, but by and large, the real ones are not. They are created in this powerful ways we don’t understand, yet.

Maybe one day....

~ Linda

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Patience is virtuous and most of us wish we had more, don’t we? So often in life we lose patience with others. Lack or loss of patience, is operating under one's own agenda and not affording the other person the courtesy or love that would give them the necessary things they need. In other words we are not giving them loving allowance.

Losing patience is being self-focused, rather than being other-focused. We all have been guilty at some time of judging others, and when we become impatient we tend to blame the other person, yet, it really is a lack of sensitivity on our part of not understanding, ignoring, or not caring about the needs of another.

Patience, in its best light, is affording the other person to be in their own time, place, or space, and to be accepting of that.

"Patience is the companion of wisdom." ~ St. Augustine

During illness, impatience can easily appear for all involved–the patient, caretaker, observer–as the stresses of the situation build up. If you are able to put into action and proper perspective the needs of another you may discover that impatience will fade away.

Another aspect of patience is patience with self. Often, we are impatient with self by not loving ourselves enough to meet our own needs and to allow new experiences. When we have needs and desires and set them aside and deny our authentic self, we are not happy, and may become angry, resentful, and stressed out. Anxiety builds and that is not healthy.

In both areas of patience we have to learn to be allowing, to give others their space–and to grant that same to ourselves.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Knowing a Truth

“It is not easy to escape from a truth, once it has been presented to you. It has a way of itching your mental ear, once it has lodged there. For behind that ear is a part of you, hidden though it may be, by many sheaths, which knows-which KNOWS!”

~Yogi Ramacharaka (William Walker Atkinson), 1862-1932, Life Beyond Death

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


“A little consideration of what takes place around us every day would show us that a higher law than that of our will regulates events; that our painful labours are unnecessary and fruitless; that only in our easy, simple, spontaneous action are we strong... Place yourself in the middle of the stream of power and wisdom which animates all whom it floats, and you are without effort impelled to truth, to right, and a perfect contentment.”
~ Vernon Howard, (1918-1992) American spiritual teacher, author, philosopher, The Mystic Masters Speak!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Miracles of Poetry, Walt Whitman

“To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle,
Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread with the
Every foot of the interior swarms with the same;
Every spear of grass--the frames, limbs, organs, of men and women,
and all that concerns them,
All these to me are unspeakably perfect miracles.”
~Walt Whitman, Miracles

Dr. James Martin Peebles (1822-1922) wrote of his admiration for his contemporary and friend, the influential poet, Walt Whitman (1819-1892) :

“Whitman was literally a giant of soul impulse. There was not a shadow of sham about him. He was innocent of fashion and affectation. ‘I am,’ he said, ‘but an idea–a spirit–a new language for Civilization. What am I but you, and what are you again but this same I, the two halves of a circle in an infinite circle.’”

“Whitman was a child of nature. He loved alike the loneliness of the forest, the surging throngs along Broadway–the shoutings of children by the roadside and the singing of crickets in the gray of evening time. He was equally at home studying a sunset, riding upon the top of an omnibus, among the convicts of a prison, or sitting in a Quaker church. He was an all-around man, shunning the shallows of fashion and daring the roughness of life. His peerless presence was like a dynamo–radiating vigor and health, peace and good will.”

“He wrote of life as he saw it ‘on the road.’ Fame was to him a bubble to be shunned. Thousands admired both his personality and his verse. Some mocked. He heard the taunt–the jeer–the heartless scoff; but not heeding he continued ‘on the road.’ Now better appreciated, he is receiving unstinted praise from this and foreign lands.”


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Coming Together Through Music

“We have been born to associate with our fellow-man,

and to join in community with the human race.”

~Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.)

Today on my other blog I posted Inspiration and Peace Through Music about Playing for Change. Take a look and listen. I believe what Mark Johnson has created along with Jonathan Wells and the hundreds of musicians and singers from all over the world is so very inspirational and incredible.

Not only is their project an example of love but a testament to it. PBS is featuring their new DVD all of the month of August so check your local PBS station to see when it is available.

“Our true nationality is mankind.” ~H.G. Wells (1866-1946)

“True goodness is loving your fellow man.” ~Confucious (551-479 B.C.)

“As you give love, you will have love.” ~Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)

I love this one, the first song Playing for Change did. Stand by Me was written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and originally done by Ben E. King and was at the top of the charts when it was first released in 1961.

On my other blog I have more videos from Playing for Change you may enjoy. I know I sure do.


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Inner Communication

“Every cell in the body receives a chemical message, when you fall in love, or feel God's presence or go into ecstasy.” ~Deepak Chopra

Friday, August 7, 2009

Jewelry: Wearable Sculpture by Liam Herbert

My dear friend, sculptor Liam Herbert of Sedona Arizona has a new spiritual jewelry collection of wearable sculpture. I have his first piece, Rising Joy in sterling silver and I love it. I have never worn a piece of jewlry that I have had so many complements on, from both women and men. Every time I wear it! Amazing how it catches people's attention.

Liam’s art inspires and moves the heart, as he explores the human spirit—family relationships, faith, anger, passion, grief, hope, and love. His sculptures alternately crackle with excitement or soothe the soul in a quiet embrace.

You can contact Liam at if you have questions for him.

Here’s Liam's new video!