The Channeling, A Spiritual Thriller in the Making

The basic gist of this entry is to introduce my readers to a story that will be told throughout some weeks.

The author of the story suggests that the story contains an important message that has been channeled to her over the course of several years. The message is important to everyone, though perhaps not everyone is ready to receive it at this point in time. If you find yourself reading this blog entry, then you are ready to receive it.

Please stay tuned for the next entry concerning The Channeling. 

A Walk on the Mindful Side

Tomorrow I am planning to take a “mindful” walk with a few students in my Introduction to Mindfulness class here in Palm Coast, Florida.

The thought occurred to me how interesting it is that we have to reteach ourselves how to connect with what simply is. We have become so lost over the years that we are not even aware just how unaware we are of the state of just being. The trees, the flowers, the sounds, the feel of the warm breeze, or cool breeze on our skin, the surrounding sounds of nature or man-made, are all just in a state of being. They don’t need commentary, judgment, or drama attached to them as we observe through our senses.

So, that is what we will practice together on our stroll tomorrow. We have the great fortune to have the permission to stroll on the grounds of a heavenly retreat area called Sleepy Hollow, where we will encounter horses, a butterfly garden, a pond, and other lovely places to experience along our stroll in this idyllic setting. However, one can enjoy a mindful walk in any place and at any time. This especially lovely setting is just a bonus for our class meeting.

Above are a few images of little cards that I will hand out before we begin our walk, courtesy of http://www.headspace.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Worst of Times and the Best of Times

I had a sense of excitement and satisfaction when I recently came across an online article entitled The 9 Personalities Which are Changing the World.  Amidst all of the turmoil, all of the bad news, all of the struggles and darkness that now seem to blanket our planet Earth, there seems also to be something else taking place, though it is something that does not get media attention.

This article brings our attention to the “other” side of the tale, the other changes that are taking place around us, as we are all the while bombarded with stories about the coming end of the world and turmoil around the globe. These other changes taking place are more subtle. They are not boastful, nor are they glittery or glamorous. Maybe that is why they are receiving little attention at the present time.

The 9 Personalities Which are Changing the World article points out various emerging personality types of our times, and how they are helping to reshape the world we live in. As I read through the list of the personality types I think to myself of people I know who are contributing to the evolution of human consciousness through their light. Perhaps you will feel the same as you read through the article. Yes, there are more healers, initiators, protectors, catalysts, and so on. Some are public figures, some are our neighbors, some are people about town. Their numbers are growing, and so is their impact on the planet.

So, things are not all doom and gloom after all, though it surely may seem as much with a daily dose of news or a visit to the cinema these days. There is something else taking place all around, and it feels good to be reminded of that side of the story too.