Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

“The soul should always stand ajar,
Ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”
~Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

“Follow your bliss.”
~Joseph Campbell (1904-1987)

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
~Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

“The whole of life, from the moment you are born
to the moment you die, is a process of learning.”
~Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986)

“Learn from the past be prepared
for the future, live in the present.”
~Buddha (568-488 B.C.)

Our life is what our thoughts make it.”
~Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180)

“It better befits a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.”
~Seneca (4? B.C.-A.D. 65)

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
~Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

An Octopus and his Coconut Shells Home, Fear or Wisdom?

This is absolutely octopus who apparently can think, reason, about making and having a "home," helping to ensure its safety and sanctuary on the sea floor.

In watching this octopus so determined to create his safe haven, brought to mind these words from Dr. James Martin Peebles, spirit guide. Here he is speaking of the illusions of separation and fear.

“It is human nature to desire safety and sanctuary. The instinct for survival does not belong only to humans, it is a part of nature, too. But the fear of not having security–safety, can disable one on their journey if too much emphasis is placed upon it. Yes, it is natural to want to be safe from harm, to find sanctuary away from the tribulations of life, but often in struggling to ensure those desires, one may pull away, retreat from life and in doing so, the illusion of separation again rears its head. Fear can make one's life stagnate, unproductive, lonely, and painful. If one can welcome those fears, face them head-on and embrace them, then they will disintegrate like the ashes of a burning log. Now fire can bring fear–a hot flame that is licking up the walls of your home–but from a different perspective, flames generated under an oak log can fill the room with warmth and comfort, and when either fire burns out, and you pick up the cool ashes which remain and let them sift through your fingers, they disintegrate as they fall to earth. So it is perspective.” Excerpt from Three Principles of Angelic Wisdom by Linda Pendleton

Apparently, as Dr. Peebles indicates, it is not only our nature to desire safety and sanctuary but the instinct for survival is in nature. Is it possible that we do not give enough credit to animals and invertebrate that they can manipulate and chose to do things or creatively use objects to better ensure their survival.

I find it fascinating. We’ve seen the chimpanzees use tools, and other mammals and birds, we’ve seen the grieving of elephants and other animals, and now the determination of an octopus to build, surely another indication of how life, ALL life, is connected and is a part of the Universal Creation.

This Footage of the Veined Octopus, Amphioctopus marginatus, showing sophisticated tool use behavior was filmed by Dr Julian Finn of Museum Victoria. Reported: Finn, J.K., T. Tregenza and M.D. Norman. (2009) Defensive tool use in a coconut-carrying octopus, Current Biology, Volume 19, Issue 23, R1069-R1070, 15 December 2009.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Love and Life Eternal

“Our largest challenge of this life experience may be to achieve unconditional love. That just may be how we ‘earn our wings’ as we journey through life eternal. Obviously, love is the most vital element of all human expression whether experienced in this physical dimension or some other. Our wings of time are woven into the fabric of eternity by those universal threads.”
~Don and Linda Pendleton, “Whispers From the Soul


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Life Between Lives, and Before, a Look at Reincarnation

“An old soul is nothing but a very slow learner.” ~Favorite joke of Spirit Guide, James M. Peebles, from To Dance With Angels by Don and Linda Pendleton

Michael Newton, Ph.D is the Founder of The Michael Newton Institute for Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy. He is author of three books on regression therapy: Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives, Destiny of Souls, and Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy.

I believe his work is similar to psychiatrist Dr. Brian Weiss, whose books I've read and recommend.

Here is part one of an interview of Dr. Newton. You can find the rest of the interview at youtube if you’d like to hear more.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Liam Herbert’s Wearable Sculpture, Jewelry

“I believe in unconditional Trust that a Higher Power, 'GOD', is nurturing our lives.” ~Liam Herbert, Artist

See his beautiful and unique jewelry at his website.

I have the silver "Rising Joy" Pendant and I love it!