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Healing Ellie Healing Me BY CINDI MCGRATH


You and the Unloved Ones BY GEORGINA CANNON


Unraveling the Past BY SONJA GRACE

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Healing Ellie Healing Me BY CINDI MCGRATH


ELLIE WAS ABUSED and “Why was I unlovable to them. room was, to Ellie, an enclosed

tortured before being cast aside Help me. YOU show me how to space. Ellie bristled and then as


not-quite-four-month- heal. I don’t know another way. rushed at virtually anything

old puppy; this is her story of I don’t want to be a bad dog.”

that surprised her, from a tiny

transformation. Cindi McGrath

insect to someone entering her

shares her journey of healing The other dogs and humans home. Along the path of Ellie’s and self-discovery with Ellie in who this newly released book.



journey recovery, Cindi asked, “What

might have chosen the word do you need from me, Ellie? fate vs. destiny. Labrador Olive, Where do I even begin to help

Ellie was discovered living in “Why are you listening to Ellie? you through all of this trapped a culvert, starving and covered Stop it! Don’t listen to her! I’ve anger and rage? I want to help with wounds and parasites. The been here the longest and I am you Ellie, but you need to help book is about Ellie’s journey the lead dog!”

me understand. What does Ellie

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tized puppy to a healthy, happy, Ellie’s anxieties were many: 120-pound lapdog. That Ellie Fear of water—lakes, streams, Ellie replied, “I need a confound the one person—the rivers, puddles, rain; fear of the sistent environment. I need only person—who could save dark; fear of the forest; fear of a SAFE and CONSISTENT her was destiny. Author, animal men; fear of young boys: actu- environment, and I don’t want communicator, and intuitive ally terror of young boys; fear anyone to argue with me over healer, Cindi heard Ellie’s plea, of enclosed spaces. A 24’ x 24’ what I feel I need. When some-


one argues with me I feel like I Also soon to be released, awardam going to die and I just start winning non-fiction prose I Don’t fighting. And I don’t always Remember. Chosen as a Northknow WHAT I am fighting. land College 2016 WritersRead Then I come to, and I have to submission, I Don’t Remember see what happened. I’m trying recounts the first moments and to function within that. I’m hours following a traumatic brain trying to function.”

injury suffered by the author. I Don’t Remember will be avail-

You won’t want to put this able as an audio download; live or book down once you meet Ellie studio recording, after the evening where her journey toward heal- of reading on January 28, 2017. ing began—in a ditch alongside With her husband Chris, and a lonely road on a cold October four amazing dogs; Cindi lives in evening.

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You and the Unloved Ones BY GEORGINA CANNON


WE ALL HAVE ’em. Friends we can make our life easier.

that we love deeply who have friends we can’t stand. Extended family members who are disruptive, emotionally diminishing, or just plain pains in the butt! If we had the choice, these people wouldn’t be a part of our lives but because they are, through loving connections with others, we have to find a way of making the relationship with them work. In general, we usually like people who are like us: Same values, same patterns, same way of seeing the world. So if we can find a way to make ourselves in some way—however small—like or appreciate the person who drives us crazy, there’s a possibility that


“You are kidding, right? Make myself like that idiot who drives me nuts. Why would I want to do that?” Relax… I said, make ourselves, in some way—some way, which includes subconscious body movements, speech patterns, even breath rhythm. Because science has shown that human beings all have a need to be accepted and appreciated. We subconsciously check for similarities or differences in others. We need to find—or make — a “sameness”: The existence of common ground, of common humanity. If we can make ourselves similar by something as

simple as breathing in the same sequence, or talking at the same pace, or sitting in the same position, we create a deep subconscious feeling of acceptance. And the other person doesn’t even know it’s happening. In neurolinguistic programming (NLP) jargon, it’s called “rapport” subconscious rapport. All the other person knows is that they feel more comfortable with you. You might want to read some NLP books or take some classes to find out more. I promise you, it will make a h-u-u-u-ge difference in your life, especially in your relationships with the unloved ones. The next level of change in moving toward co-habitation on this planet with the unloved ones is listening. Really listening.

Listen to the other with a view to understanding, not disagreement or agreement. This is not the time to prove you are right and they are wrong. You are listening and learning their view of their world so that you can better understand their personal needs, hopes, dreams, and wishes. Whether or not they share the same political views or social understandings as you do, it’s more important to realize where you are similar— love of family, animals, the outdoors … whatever. Make it your goal to find the sameness, not the differences. It changes the energy between you. Everyone wants to be accepted and respected for who they are. It’s your job, as the person who wants to live in harmony, to find that place

in them that can be respected and accepted in your mind and heart. Be generous with yourself, without losing your core. Life gets easier that way. And most importantly, you retain your power – your strength. You don’t lose it to anger or irritation. You are in charge!

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Unraveling the Past BY SONJA GRACE


OVER THE PAST century Press) I write about my visits but it could also be used in a

humans have broken the bonds of gravity and redefined time and space through space travel. In my ‘spirit travels’ I too have defied the natural order bypassing current time to go back to the past.  I ‘spirit travel’ by entering into profound meditation and have learned how to travel to sacred destinations all over the world and back through the ages. My guides explain what these sacred sites were used for and why they were built and by whom.  In my new book, Spirit Traveler: Unlocking Ancient Mysteries and Secrets of Eight of the World’s Great Historic Sites (Findhorn


to eight sacred places and share what I learned about their history, their beginnings and purpose. We have accepted a version of history outlined by historians, archeologists, scientists and

different way to prove a different agenda. What I learned on my spirit travels about these sacred sites adds to the mystery of these places and raises a whole new set of questions. Artifacts already exist that

theologians. These main documenters clearly held a viewpoint open to the bias of the churches and the belief systems of the ruling elites of the times. Their views and interpretations of history are heavily slanted by the culture, values, and age in which they worked. The remains of the past are highly contestable, one piece of evidence, a tool or piece of jewelry for example, can be used to prove one point of view

challenge what historians and the scientific community told us. Some raise the possibility that beings from other planets may have come to earth. For example, the painting called “The Crucifixion” (1350) hangs above the altar at the Visoki Decani Monastery in Kosovo, Yugoslavia. The painting depicts men inside flying crafts, which can be clearly identified as space ships. Even older artifacts like

the Lolladoff Plate from 7000 BCE, discovered in Nepal, depicts an object in the center of the disc and a small being beside it all within a spiral. Even further back in history are the cave paintings from Val Camonica, Italy, dating 10,000 BCE. In it two beings are wearing protective suits holding instruments. They resemble modern day astronauts! More recently the discovery (2015) of giant human skeletal remains in Ecuador by British anthropologist Russell Dement are a remarkable find. The size of the remains adds legitimacy to stories I heard on my spirit travels and the local legends of a race of giants from another part of the universe.

Could the possibility of an alien race be the reason the discovery has not made headline news? Spirit Traveler unravels the past and suggests a different story, reawakening people to the existence of star beings. What could have been their purpose? Were they here to help shape and evolve the human race?

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