Saturday, January 30, 2010

An Angel Message

"It is by your peaceful, faithful, and loving presence dear ones that you change the world, one soul at a time. Systems are only changed truly and deeply when you change the hearts of those within them, one heart at a time. So start, dear ones, by changing within yourselves the things you wish to see changed within the world. In doing so, you remove yourself from the vibration of the problems in your world, and become part of the solution. You become an inspiration for others. You become the Way, the Truth, and the Living essence of God's love on earth."
~The Angels, Channeled by Ann Albers, Visions of Heaven.

Excerpt from Ann Albers Newsletter January 30, 2010.


Quotes of Anatole France, French Author

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~ Anatole France, French author (1844-1924)

“What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!” ~ Anatole France, French author (1844-1924)

“Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.” ~ Anatole France, French author (1844-1924)

“Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.” ~ Anatole France, French author (1844-1924)

“You can learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.” ~ Anatole France, French author (1844-1924)

I received an email which had in it the first quote above, without attribution. Curious to know whose quote it was, I discovered Anatole France.

He was born Jacques Anatole Thibault and wrote under the pseudonym Anatole France. He wrote numerous novels, short stories, and his later nonfiction work was The Life of Joan of Arc. In 1921, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His works are still available.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Evidence of the Afterlife, Dr. Jeffrey Long

Are you among the 82 percent of Americans who believe in the afterlife?
Dr. Jeffrey Long, along with his wife Jody, have gathered more than 1600 Near Death Experiences for his Near Death Experience Research Foundation. Dr. Long is a radiation oncologist and has recently published a book Evidence of the Afterlife written with best-selling author, Paul Perry. (see my post about Paul Perry and his upcoming book with Dr. Raymond Moody).

At the moment as I write this, Dr. Long is a guest on the Coast to Coast AM Radio show with George Noory. He just mentioned that he had interviewed a couple recently who had a joint near-death experience during an automobile accident—both hovering above the car crash and holding hands. I’ve never thought about that type of situation before, but I assume it could happen fairly often.

In the video interview below he mentions a woman blind since birth who had a near-death experience during surgery and was hovering in the operating room.... This has been known to happen often.

One of my favorite NDEs is one we wrote about in Whispers From the Soul:

“A most remarkable case involves a surgical patient who went into cardiac arrest during her surgery, as reported by Internist Larry Dossey in his book, Recovering The Soul: A Scientific and Spiritual Search. During gall bladder surgery, the patient's heart stopped beating and heroic measures were employed to stabilize her. Dr. Dossey explains that Sarah had a clear and detailed memory of the frantic conversation of the surgeons and nurses during her cardiac arrest; knew the OR layout; recounted the scribbles on the surgery schedule board in the hall outside the operating room; identified the color of the sheets covering the operating table and the hairstyle of the head scrub nurse; the names of the surgeons in the doctors' lounge down the corridor who were waiting for her case to be concluded and she even knew the trivial fact that her anesthesiologist that day was wearing unmatched socks. She knew all this even though she had been fully anesthetized and unconscious during the surgery and the cardiac arrest.
But Dr. Dossey tells us that what made Sarah's vision even more momentous was the fact that, since birth, she had been blind.
Anesthetized, unconscious and blind–still, she saw!”

Dr. Long just stated that he absolutely believes in an afterlife. He’s not alone in that. Many of us do. And I get excited every time I hear or read of another professional, who due to research, studies, or experiences, lend more credibility to the fact that life does not end with the shedding of the physical body.

A number of years ago a Gallop Poll revealed some eight million Americans, including many children, have reported near-death experiences. So the numbers have to be extraordinary worldwide.

You can read an excerpt from Dr. Jeffrey Long’s book here.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Meditation For Angelic Healing

Don Pendleton, prolific author, poet and metaphysician, developed this meditation and visualization audio, Honoring Your Femininity as a tool to relieve stress, tensions, and to bring angelic healing energy and harmony to the body and mind.

Don Pendleton’s soothing voice leads you through a fifteen minute meditation and visualization to honor your femininity—the role you have chosen to fulfill your mission on earth this lifetime. Although he created this at the time for women, I believe men will also benefit just as much, as they, too, do have a feminine side.

So if any of you guys listen to it please let me know your thoughts. The angels and their healing energies are there for all of us.

See if this short meditation doesn’t bring you a beautiful feeling of harmony and alignment with your body and with the universe.

It always does that for me.

Material written and performed by Don Pendleton. Music by Ron Bacon.
Copyright © 2002 by Pendleton Artists, All Rights Reserved.
Performance Copyright by Don Pendleton, 1988.
Peace Rose photograph Copyright by Linda Pendleton.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Telepathic Animal Communication

A number of years ago I heard and interview on the radio with telepathic animal communicator, Penelope Smith. At that time, I had my cat, Snickers for a couple of years. I already knew he was psychic and that we had quite a telepathic connection.

When I had to leave Snickers at home for a few days for the first time, as I packed and readied to leave I knew he was upset with me. Four days later when I returned, he was depressed and angry. My friend who had stopped by the house each day to feed him and play for a few minutes found that he was not eating much at all and didn’t want anything to do with her. It took him several hours before he “welcomed” me home.

Just prior to my next trip away, I heard Penelope Smith’s interview and she made a big point of you telling your animal about your trip, that you would be gone a few days but you would return. So this time, I did just that. Explaining and visualizing, as she suggested, that I would return and all would be well.

What a difference that made! As I packed my suitcase Snickers was right there with me, and when I returned home he met me at the front door and was “dancing” with happiness. After that I used that same communication technique whenever I had to leave and I never came home to a depressed cat again.

I got a kick out of Penelope Smith’s story about her chickens in this first video. My son, daughter-in-law and grandson have a few chickens. They had one black chicken that really became a pet. After his passing, they got another black chicken, now grown, and he has really taken Blackie’s place and like Blackie would rather be around people than the other chickens. You can hold him like a cat and he loves to be petted. In fact, if he had his way, he would spend time in their house.

You can read an article I previously wrote “Animal Communication: Animal Smarts or the Gift of Intuition?”

Here is an interview with Penelope Smith.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mystical Changes

From my book, Whispers From the Soul: The Divine Dance of Consciousness by Don and Linda Pendleton:

Do we know what kind of changes are taking place within us, moment to moment? Do we feel that we have control over those changes–so that we may make the decision, “This change would be good but that one would not.”

So, is it sometimes good to change, sometimes not so good?

Do we really wish to change the self or are we more interested in changing someone else?

Changing the “other fellow” seems to be the more common desire–but all true change must occur within the self–in the way it came for astronaut Edgar Mitchell and his “peak experience” after which he never again saw this world as he had known it before.

Joseph Campbell defines it this way. “The peak experience refers to actual moments of your life when you experience your relationship to the harmony of being.”

What is it that all of us need to “change” in order to feel that sense of oneness and an intimate relationship with the divine? In a word, attitude. There is no need to change our clothes, our occupation, our religion, our politics–or anything else other than the mental attitude. It has become a cliche of sorts to say of someone that he/she has an “attitude” problem. We have “attitude adjustment” hours at local bistros in recognition of the usual stress and strains commonly experienced in our every day lives. Of course, there is no need to take refuge in alcohol if our attitude is healthy all the time.

For all of us, a mere change of attitude can be the most healing experience–and maybe we can even achieve a “peak” if we ever learn to do it right. A neurosis is characterized by a stubborn resistance to change. In the rapidly changing world of today, it may be very healthy for all of us to accommodate change in a realistic way, to strive for resilience of attitudes and to merely relax a little when the tempo of our world seems to be getting a bit uncomfortable. We might take some small comfort from the wisdom of Heraclitus who remarked many centuries ago, “There is nothing permanent except change.”

It is those mystical experiences that leave an impact on us, often deep enough to be life changing.

Have you had a life-altering mystical experience or experiences?

Carolyn Myss is a medical intutitive and a best-selling author. Her latest book is DEFY GRAVITY: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason.


Friday, January 8, 2010

Life After Life, and NDEs

Last night, best-selling author, lecturer, and researcher, Dr. Raymond Moody was a guest on George Noory’s Coast to Coast AM Radio Show. Dr. Moody is a medical doctor and has a Ph.D. in philosophy and is most noted for his expertise and research into “near-death experiences,” a term he coined in the seventies with his classic book, Life After Life. In 1975, Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross wrote the Foreword to his book with these words: "It is research like Dr. Moody presents in his book that will enlighten many and will confirm what we have been taught for two thousand years -- that there is life after death." At the time Dr. Kubler-Ross was also doing her own work in the area of life and death.

The discussion with George Noory was, of course, about near-death experiences. But he was also there to talk about his upcoming book later this year, co-written with Paul Perry. Moody’s book Reunions: Visionary Encounters with Departed Loved Ones, was co-written with Paul Perry. Perry has also co-written a number of books including several written with Dr. Melvin Morse on NDEs, and with Dannion Brinkley. I’ve always enjoyed the writing of Paul Perry that seems to come through in those mentioned books.

Dr. Moody has for years researched Near Death Experiences but he said he has recently become more confident about the reality of life-after-death because of what he calls, “shared death experiences.” In other words, bystanders who are at the death bed of a loved one have reported seeing a light, the appearance of a tunnel, deceased loved ones, spiritual beings, and even co-participating in the panoramic life-review of the person who was passing away.

He stated they are in effect, “empathically co-living the dying experience of those that are close to them.”

Doesn’t that sound absolutely extraordinary and fascinating? Not only will it be interesting reading the book by Moody and Perry, but then hearing others who will come forward with their own experiences that occurred at the time of death of a loved one.

And people will come forward as they did and have done about their own NDEs or other spiritual experiences when they realize it is safe to do so, and not be thought “crazy.” We’ve all seen that happen in recent years with the acceptance of spiritual experiences, including angels, spirit guides, mediumship, communication with the Other Side, and past lives. And I must say, the media has helped with that as has professionals, such as Doctors Moody, Kubler-Ross, Weiss, Morse, Dossey, Chopra, among others.

The new book, Between Two Worlds: Glimpses of Eternity Through Shared Death Experiences will be published in the Fall of 2010.

From the Paul Perry Website:

“In this truly groundbreaking book, New York Times bestselling authors Raymond Moody, MD, and Paul Perry search for the answer to mankind's oldest question, What happens when we die?

“They have searched for the answer before by examining the compelling stories of those who have had near-death experiences. This time they examine the stories of those who share the death experience with a loved one. In this book you will read jaw-dropping stories of people who unexpectedly find themselves leaving this earth as loved ones die and following them "into the light" where they see dead relatives and beings of Light before returning to their place on earth, convinced of a life after life.

“This book provides convincing evidence that we survive bodily death, and takes a giant step forward in afterlife exploration.”

After watching the interview of Dr. Raymond Moody by Paul Perry, you can download a PDF of the first chapter of
their new book here.

Not only do I enjoy reading about life after death and the other spiritual phenomena, I also enjoy researching and writing about these kinds of spiritual experiences in my e-courses, e-books and my print books. The latest of those would be my e-book,
How Thin the Veil: 150 Years of Spiritualism, if your interested in reading more.

150 Years here in America, so, what’s new? We just need facts, ma’am. Then we’ll believe it.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Emotional Sponge

"NO is a complete sentence." ~Judith Orloff, M.D.

Dr. Judith Orloff identifies an empath as an emotional sponge. She writes: “World–class nurturers, empaths are highly sensitive, finely tuned instruments when it comes to emotions. Because they interpret the world intuitively, they tend to feel everything (sometimes to an extreme) and can therefore fall prey to stressful emotions, anxiety, panic attacks, and depression, especially if they don’t set and maintain boundaries. The right mix of intellect, feeling, and groundedness can help them get centered.”

Are you an emotional sponge, taking it all in?

Are you too emotional?

Have you learned to put up boundaries?

Have you learned to release stress and anxiety?

Have you learned to be compassionate and loving without taking on the emotions of another?

Here is a short video of Dr. Orloff describing an emotional empath.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

"Who I Was Born to Be"

And though I may not
Know the answers
I can finally say I am free
And if the questions
Led me here, then
I am who I was born to be

Lyrics, Who I Was Born to Be, sung by Susan Boyle. Songwriters: Johan Fransson; Tim Mikael Larsson; Tobias Lundgren; Audra Mae.

I'm not sure if this inspirational song was written especially for Susan Boyle but it should be her theme song. It is a beautiful song full of so much meaning. Thank you, Susan and thank you songwriters. It is on her new CD.

I would like to borrow that as my theme song for the new year, 2010--I am Who I was Born to Be!

Are you who you were born to be? Have you reached that understanding in your life?