Monday, October 20, 2014

Dr. David Viscott on Letting Go, Letting Grow.


Roots of Life



"If we are the sum of everything that happens to us, to limit a person's experience is to limit their growth.  Indeed, to take on the burden of sentry, guarding another person's borders, is to interfere with that person's life lesson.  You cannot protect anyone from themselves; you cannot protect anyone from life.  You cannot spare a loved one the confrontation with their own mortality, their own stupidity or their own emptiness." ~Dr. David Viscott, Psychiatrist, Best-selling Author (1938-1996)   


This quote by the renowned late psychiatrist, Dr. Viscott is very applicable to our lives, as parents of adult children, as siblings, as children of aging parents, as spouses and partners.  So often we may have a tendency to bring out our co-dependent traits to rescue, control, or interfere in the life of another.  But pulling back from a situation that we feel "needs" our help, can also bring up feelings of guilt that we're not doing enough to help, direct, or even control, the life of the other person.  It's about learning to let go, to allow, to let one walk their own path.   

I'm also reminded of the spirit teachings of Dr. James M. Peebles, in which one of his Three Spiritual Principles is:  "Loving allowance for all things to be in their own time and place, beginning with yourself."

In my book, Three Principles of Angelic Wisdom, in discussing with Dr. Peebles, his Loving Allowance Principle, he stated:  "When you can allow all of life to be, in its own time and place, and allow for yourself the same, it will be easy.  That is the challenge for each of you, to come to that place of ease, to allow love for yourself, to let of go of all expectation of another, and of yourself, to give to another–all others–the allowance to be who they are, where they are, to allow them to walk their own path, while you are allowed to walk your own."

To read more of Dr. Peebles' spiritual psychology visit my website page.  
   
Thanks to my friend, Chelle at Inspiration Line for again bringing this quote to my attention.  Dr. Viscott was an amazing doctor and inspirational healer.  His books are well-worth finding.   

~Linda

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pope Francis and Guardian Angels






“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;
it is that of an Angel, which is a messenger.”
~Saint Augustine (354-430)



Pope Francis continues to amaze me  He's so refreshing.  At the Feast of the Guardian Angels Catholic celebration on October 2, he made the statement that guardian angels exist and people who listen to their advice are less likely to make the wrong decisions.   


During mass in the small residence chapel at the Vatican, he said, “The doctrine on angels is not fantasist. No, it’s reality. According to church tradition we all have an angel with us, who protects us and helps us understand things." 


Pope Francis asked: “How often have we heard ‘I should do this, I should not do this, that’s not right, be careful ...’. So often! It is the voice of our travelling companion.”


The Pope advised skeptics to ask themselves: “How is my relationship with my guardian angel? Do I listen to him? Do I say good morning to him? Do I ask him to watch over me when I sleep? No one journeys alone and no one should think that they are alone,” he said. 

His message that humans are helped along in life by an otherworldly guardian angels is in contrast to former Pope Benedict’s comments that angels did not sing at the birth of Christ.  
 

I'm reminded of what I've written before about my growing up as a non-Catholic and feeling left out because all my Catholic friends had their guardian angels. Of course, I was to later become aware that I always had my own guardian angels and spirit guides around me, and still do.  And yes, I do communicate with them, and listen to them.


"Listen for the flutter of an angel's wing as it softly touches you with love. Embrace it and join in the dance!" ~Linda Pendleton


Friday, October 10, 2014

"Peg Leg" Bates Did Not Let An Amputation, Or The Color of His Skin, Stop Him From Having A Successful Dance Career!

"Life means, do the best you can with what you've got, with all your mind and heart. You can do anything in this world if you want to do it bad enough," ~Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates, (1907-1998)


I was reminded today of a tap dancer I used to love to watch dance when he appeared on television.  I don't recall the first time I ever saw him dance, but it may have been in the 1950s as I recall discussing him with my father.  I was always fascinated by his wooden peg leg and his ability to maneuver and tap dance so well.

He first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1955 and made numerous appearances on the show.  

Here is a video of Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates, dancing, and a video of a Dedication of a Statue to honor him in Greenville, South Carolina, the place he moved to when he was 12 years of age, and the place where he began his successful dance career, despite his disability, and despite the color of his skin. 

 Quoted from Constance Vallis Hill, http://www.atdf.org/awards/pegleg.html

"Bates worked his way upward from minstrel shows and carnivals to the vaudeville circuits. At fifteen, after having become the undisputed king of one-legged dancers, able to execute acrobatic, graceful soft shoe, and powerful rhythm-tapping all with one leg and a peg, he established a professional career as a tap dancer. In 1930, after dancing in the Paris version of Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1929, Bates returned to New York to perform as a featured tap dancer at such famous Harlem nightclubs as the Cotton Club, Connie's Inn, and the Club Zanzibar. On Broadway in the 1930s, he reinvented such popular tap steps as the Shim Sham Shimmy, Susie-Q, and Truckin' by enhancing them with the rhythmic combination of his deep-toned left-leg peg and the high-pitched metallic right-foot tap. As one of the black tap dancers able to cross the color barrier, Bates joined performers on the white vaudeville circuit of Keith & Lowe and performed on the same bill as Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Fred Astaire, and Gene Kelly. In 1949 Bates sang and danced the role of the swashbuckling pirate, Long John Silver in the musical review Blackouts. "Don't give up the ship, although you seem to lose the fight; life means do the best with all you got, give it all your might," he sang in the Ken Murray musical that played for three years at the Hollywood and Vine Theatre in Hollywood."
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I had a below-the-knee amputation nearly seven years ago, and although I have an excellent prosthetic and a expense carbon fiber prosthetic foot with ankle movement,  I don't think I could tap dance, even with taps on my shoes!! 

~Linda

 




Thursday, October 9, 2014

John Edward and Anderson Cooper and the Cameramen

Psychic Medium John Edward has been a favorite of mine for many years now.  I've enjoyed his books, his TV shows, and his gift.  And here he is with another favorite of mine, Anderson Cooper, from a couple of years ago.  Excellent readings.
 





Linda

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Healing Power of Meditation and Mindfulness

Dr. Brian Weiss discusses the healing power of meditation and mindfulness with John Holland. 



You may want to consider my own ebook, Meditation: Connecting  Mind, Body and Spirit, available at Amazon Kindle.

Linda

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Children and Past Lives



Jim B. Tucker, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia is continuing the work of the late Ian Stevenson at the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies with children who report memories of previous lives. Dr. Tucker's first book on the research, Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children’s Memories of Previous Lives, has been translated into ten languages. His most recent book, Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives, tells the stories of recent American cases.

The Edgar Cayce Foundation (ARE) has a blog by Dr. Tucker, titled, Advice for Parents of Children who Report Memories of Past Lives.  

 Read more of my previous blogs on past lives. 



 Past life Memories of World War 11

 Other Lives, Other Times

~Linda

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Dreams: Their Meanings, Their Symbols

“Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions.”
~ Edgar Cayce, American psychic, Reincarnationist, (1877-1945)

Dreams--how often do you awaken and wonder what your dream meant?  I had to smile later this morning, when I received the email about psychiatrist, Brian Weiss' latest video on Dreams, as I had a early morning dream that I was wondering about.  At times, my dreams are very vivid, and most often, detailed.  I've also had prophetic dreams, and a few that I would consider past life dreams.  And I enjoy dreaming!  

Years ago, a couple of times, I saw the late Betty Bethards, a well-known psychic and healer.  The first time I saw her, she gave me a free mini-reading (that turned out to be "right-on,"), but at that time I bought her 1983 book, The Dream Book: Symbols for Self Understanding.  I often refer to it all these years later.   I believe her book is the best on dream interpretation, problem solving, and inspiration.  I also had the opportunity to meet her and have a free mini reading once, and to then hear her lectures on three occasions. Her energy work and demonstrations were most inspirational.  Her other book that I have, is “Sex and Psychic Energy,” which is also a interesting book.

Betty Bethards stated:  "Dreams are a lot of fun once you understand what's going on.  Just think--free movies every night starrring yourself!"

She's right, you know.

Happy to see that her Dream book is still available in print and Kindle—and I will continue to recommend it.  

And Dr. Weiss mentions one of his books, which happens to be one of my favorites, Only Love is Real, the Story of Soulmates Reunited.   





You may like to read my previous blog post on Dreams:

Psychic Abilities:  Abraham Lincoln and His Precognitive Dreams. 

Belief in Dreams

~Linda 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Soul Choices by Linda Pendleton


My article, SOUL CHOICES, that I was invited to write for the GaiamTV.com Blog on Spirituality 101: A Course in How to Live More Mindfully

SOUL CHOICES

By Linda Pendleton

1. Acknowledge That You Are a Spiritual Being

Too often we forget that we’re spiritual beings traveling this lifetime in a physical vehicle. When you come to a full understanding that you are a spiritual being, and all the things that go along with that understanding, such as meditation and prayer, a connection to all life, compassion and love, and a true appreciation of being alive, daily problems and challenges will become easier and lighter.

2. Meditation and Prayer

Meditation and prayer are important because they not only put you in touch with the Divine, but in touch with yourself. Meditation and mindfulness becomes a beautiful opportunity for spiritual enrichment. When you receive guidance during meditation or prayer, it comes to your uncluttered and still mind with clearness.
Within your quiet and peaceful moments you open your connection with the world of spirit, allowing yourself to receive messages of love and divine inspiration, in addition to conversing with God or the Divine Source, your angels, spirit guides, and deceased loved ones. Meditation relieves stress and puts you in touch with your higher self. It also allows for intellectual communication at a cellular level. In the slightly altered state of meditation, much like the daydream state, the life force energy flows much freer throughout the body, and with the free energy flow, the chakras come into balance, and into alignment. It is a time of cleansing and healing of the body, mind and spirit.

3. The Power of Choice

We can think of ourselves as a rose bud, which first begins as a small green nub and then begins to form the petals of a rose within. As the petals take shape and form, they evolve and grow, soon bursting open and revealing themselves to the world. And as the rose continues to grow, absorbing the rays of sunlight and soaking up nourishment which filters up from the roots, it continues its evolution, expanding, filling out, and maturing. It then becomes a beautiful, flourishing and thriving rose.
Life is growth, from our first helpless cry at birth to our last breath. Life is also a personal journey and we make our choices along the way, and observe our outer world in the way we choose. We also see our inner world with our eyes alone. It is there in our inner world where we shape who we are and project an image out to the world around us. We are many things and we change moment to moment as our perceptions change: perceptions of ourselves, as well as perceptions of the outer world. We are meant to grow, to learn, and to come to new understandings. That is our soul purpose, but the choices are ours.
Peace, as with love, has to come from within. In order to reconnect with peaceful and content feelings, one has to reach inward and rediscover that place of centeredness. Taking quiet time for ourselves, or quality time spent with our loved ones, walking in the woods, or along the seashore and connecting with nature, or quietly watching a beautiful sunset will do wonders to relieve stress and bring a sense of peace and oneness with all of life.
Linda Pendleton is a fiction and non-fiction author. Her lifelong interest in spirit communication, metaphysics and the paranormal has influenced her writing and research. Find more from Linda at World of Spirit, LindaPendleton.com and To Dance with Angels. 
Copyright, 2014 Linda Pendleton
Read more Spirituality articles by others, here 


Linda 



Saturday, June 21, 2014

Synchronicity and the Oneness of the Universe


An Excerpt From the nonfiction book, To Dance With Angels, written by Don and Linda Pendleton.
From Chapter Seven, “Life on Life.”  (A discussion, Don Pendleton with spirit guide, Dr. Peebles).

DON: ...it has been suggested by some modern thinkers—especially people in the earth sciences—that the Earth and its biosphere is, in their view, like a single entity, sort of a living system in which each constituent of that system is intimately responsive and, uh, interactive with the whole. Sounds good to me. Could you comment on that and perhaps relate it to the entire universe as a larger entity of somewhat the same nature?

DR. PEEBLES: Yes; it is what we call synchronicity and the oneness of the universe. In the Earth or in the universe or in the microbe or in the nucleus there is movement, there is motion. In that motion there is only change. And within that change there is always the return to the source; there is always the recycling, similar, extremely close in precise measurements, extremely close to a perfect circle but not quite; and so thereby becoming a spiral—figuratively, symbolically, and literally by measurement.
This is not only a three-dimensional but four-dimensional phenomenon and even beyond that. The spiral is the source of the greater frequency changes, such as black holes, which goes into the discussion of other dimensions, another reality, another universe; also internal combustion...ah...instantaneous or spontaneous combustion of an emotional experience, or a physical experience...uh, interdimensional travel, in the form of the spiral.
To resist change is to ignite pain and separation; to surrender and move with, and eventually to pilot change is to become the center of the universe rather than the periphery; the creator rather than the victim.
The entire universe is a loving and living experience of divine thought. It is a fabric that is intermeshed with all things. All particles are a part of this—and the science of the next century [21st] will not be priding itself on its great diversity, its great specialization, but instead will pride itself on a unified understanding. All the differences that have been found, or so-called discovered in your current century will...their source will be found to be common, into oneness, or a unified field, in the century to come. 

So it is true that every movement in one part of the universe affects another part of that universe to some infinitesimal degree at least. And you are part of all life around you.

Copright 1990 by Don and Linda Pendleton, All Rights Reserved.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Spirituality


“I saw Eternity the other night
Like a great ring of pure and endless light.”
~ Henry Vaughan, poet, (1622–1695)


The Religious Instinct

It would seem the religious instinct is innate within humankind, as though a template for the religious experience had been programmed into our genetic structures that govern human expression. Within the innate religious or spiritual instinct are experiences that might be classified as miraculous. But, are many of the events or experiences actually miracles or no more than ordinary occurrences?

Reports of extraordinary and astonishing events attributed to supreme being or divine power will be found in virtually every world religion, every culture, and probably within every human mind from primitive times right up into the modern age. Many cultures do not regard miracles or paranormal events as anything extraordinary but merely the natural workings of a natural world. Most cultures who share that idea have well-formulated spiritual beliefs that have been carried forward from generation to generation, throughout history, and many of these cultures have evolved highly sophisticated belief systems.

Spiritual Knowing

When one reads the history of cultures, it is very apparent that there has always been a “knowing” within mankind that evolves into understandings that we are, indeed, spiritual beings and that life does not end with the death of the physical body. Mankind has always looked to the heavens in a search for answers. I have often wondered why that is and the answer I have come up with is, no matter our religious upbringing or belief system, we have an innate knowledge within, a knowledge that we are much more than a physical body having a life experience. We are temporarily using a physical body for an ongoing spiritual life.

The Marriage of Science and Spirituality

That idea and understanding has been presented in writings since the beginning of recorded history. We are also experiencing the coming together of science and spirituality and many in the medical profession are leading the way. Scientific studies are being conducted in various areas of life and death and maybe one day in the not to distant future there will be scientific evidence that consciousness lives on beyond the death of the physical body.

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 “knowing” 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.

© Copyright 2006, 2014 by Linda Pendleton, All Rights Reserved.

Monday, May 19, 2014

150 Years of Spiritualism


“The veil that clouds your eyes shall be lifted by the hands that wove it.” ~Kahil Gibran


Read about “How Thin the Veil:  150 Years of Spiritualism”


“Linda writes with a pure intent to inspire others through sharing what spirit inspires through her. 
That is the best kind of writing because it is so authentic.
~Athena Demetrios, Medium and Trance-Channel  


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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Reincarnated: Past Lives TV Show


I love this new show and how the regressions seem to be backed up with genealogical research.  Those who are interested in both reincarnation and in genealogy may find this show as fascinating as I do.  Of course, I not only believe in past lives, I often have written about past lives in my nonfiction books, I also love genealogical research.  There has been fascinating research done on reincarnation, including the works of psychiatrists such as Dr. Brian Weiss, and the late Dr. Ian Stevenson. Certified Hypnotherapist Damian Bertrand is adding to the body of work on reincarnation with this new show.  As Damian told me, the show took a lot of work and time, and I can see that.  Research always takes time.   

The show is on Saturday nights.  Read more and see video Here

~Linda 


Monday, March 10, 2014

Psychic Mediums, John Edward and Char Margolis

John Edward is my favorite psychic medium.  And Char Margolis is good, and I once had a short reading from her on a television show via phone.  The Numbers Lady seems to be good at what she does.  I've heard her often on the radio.  

I find this video of their appearance on the Ricki Lake Show to be very good.  I hope you enjoy it, also. 

 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

What Meditation Can Do For You..."Meditation, Connecting Mind, Body and Spirit"

My new book is now available at Amazon Kindle.



Do you know that if you do not have a Kindle you can download the FREE App at Amazon so you can have Kindle on your various platforms, .  I tend to use my PC for Kindle books more than I do my Kindle Reader.