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The Road to Modeling by Vaiva Tuckuviene

Is This Really a Message from God? by Neale Donald Walsh

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Intergration of Polarities

Vaiva Tuckuviene

is this really a message from God

ByRashmi Khilnani

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By Neale Donald Walsh

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CONTENTS Energy downloads & Raising

Peace Be Still

At the heart of near death experience

By Jermy Mc Donald

By Sherri Cortland

18 Material Science lost in a dream World By Philip Comella

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By P.M.H. Atwater L.H.D

22 A new Chapter Beigns By Jan Diana

34 Acceptance erases fear

By Ellen Angelica Pendergast

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Vaiva

Tuckuviene

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by Lesya Khananaeva What is the secret of breaking in a fabulous touches upon many interesting and valuworld of modeling and fashion? How can you able topics such as “what is a modeling achieve great success in modeling business? portfolio”, “how to prepare for the modeling photoshoot”, “how to choose the right type The author Vaiva Tuckcuviene in her book of modeling agency”, nutritional and skincare “The Road to Modeling Success” gives valu- tips for models” and many more. Vaiva shares able advice on how to become a model. her own experience and tells about her professional career. During all the years of her career Vaiva received many emails from girls and their Born and raised in Lithuania, the country where parents asking different questions: What art and fashion have always been greatly apis modeling? How do I become a model? preciated, She studied language, literature, Where do I start? What difficulties does a and theatre at Klaipeda State University. Her girl face when she starts her career in mod- career move into the fashion industry began eling? This book is for people who have in 1991 when she signed a contract with Total a burning desire to become a model but do Model Agency in New York. The success of not know where to start. Vaiva Studio ultimately led to worldwide recognition and an important licensing contract Vaiva is an internationally recognized model with renowned international agency Metropolscout and model coach, fashion photogra- itan, led by Michel Levaton. pher, fashion designer and producer of fashion shows. She has extensive experience In 1998, Vaiva Studio became the official repof working with some world’s best modeling resentative in Lithuania for Metropolitan Modagencies and industry professionals. el Agency in Paris, France. Vaiva produced many fashion shows and different events in Moreover, Vaiva is a true expert in finding Lithuania, such as Lithuanian Top Model Conand coaching young aspiring models. Be- test ‘97, Miss Siauliu Krastas, Fashion Days coming a model means not only learning in Klaipeda, Siauliu, etc. a lot of new skills, but first of all it requires a motivation and Vaiva definitely gives her She also started designing her own lines students a lot of inspiration and valuable ad- of clothing. Her daughter Vesta has been vice in this area. always a great inspiration for her. She found that there’s a pattern common to all the models that achieved great success—motivation, determination and hard work. If you feel passionate about modeling, this book will unlock the secrets on how to achieve great success in the modeling career. But moreover, the book gives a great deal of inspiration for young people. “As long as you are very determined and are willing to put in a lot of effort to achieve your goals – anything is possible.” says Vaiva The book “The Road to Modeling success” 8 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ January 2015

Currently Vaiva resides in LA and continues to challenge herself as a fashion and modeling expert. The book is going to be launched at Ascent Expo, an extravagant 3-day event, on Feburary 27-March 1 2015. for pre ordering the book please visit www.theroadtomodelingsuccess.tateauthor. com


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excerpt from The Divine Mother Speaks

INTEGRATION OF POLARITIES by RASHMI KHILNANI

You live in a realm of duality and this brings us to a meditation on the polarities in your world窶馬ight and day, love and war, birth and death, hot and cold, male and female. Your beingnessoscillates madly between these polarities, and peace goes out of the window. For a lot of you, the whole of your spiritual journey is to find ways to come out of the mind (which is moving from one polarity to the other), into a balance of opposites. All of the Vedas, the Kabbala, and Egyptian Alchemy of the School of Hathor give you the keys to integrate and move from duality into unity consciousness. At this present time Earth and all its peoples have one foot in third-dimension polarity consciousness and are stepping more and more into the fifth dimension, which is beyond mind and division. 3-D = polarity consciousness 5-D = beyond mind, beyond division

One example of how the polarities operate in your realm is in the field of human emotions. One of your laws is that every time you feel one polarity of an emotion (such as love), the other polarity (hate) will pop up, so all that is less than love will come up for examination when you go into deep states of loving. You do, however, have full choice not to experience the 365-day Broadway hit of the undesirable aspect of the emotion. (In this case, hate or fear). Once an extreme polarity is reached, movement occurs back towards its opposite. As humans, due to aeons of heartbreak and betrayal, you find it extremely difficult to trust the power of love in your hearts and to open up to others.

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If you become aware of this powerful law of polarities you will find it easier to open the petals of your heart in love to another or self because you will be fully expecting the other side of the coin to come up to say “hello.” Forewarned is forearmed! You can ride the polarity and come back to the preferred choice, which is love. Similarly, as you go more and more into the light on your spiritual journey, the dark will come up for examination. This was taught over aeons (the time span of ages), in the Egyptian temples.Now your initiations are happening moment-to-moment in your daily lives as time is speeding up and you are being encouraged to wake up quickly. Similarly, as you go more and more into the light on your spiritual journey, the dark will come up for examination. As spiritual aspirants, I note with dismay that many of you feel you don’t have a shadow at all. You feel “Holier than Thou.” You feel like you are the Holy of Holies. And guess what? you are, in absolute reality. However, a good analogy would be a mirror with dust on it. You are a pristine mirror of light on which the dust of the samskaras (the tendencies of many lifetimes, habits, and patterns) has landed. To clear this dust, simply take a feather duster of the light of your awareness, choose to come out of your head (which keeps you in the past or the future), and come into the power of the Now Moment. Then instead of acting in a reactive way based on the patterns of your lineage, your gender, your country, or any other past pattern, act authentically from the power of consciously choosing spontaneously in the Now. All the tyrants in your history taught you something, i.e., not to choose to create a disharmonious reality. The highest-good-ofall-concerned is not just a spiritual concept; 12 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ January 2015

it is also a practical choice to make. This is something you are beginning to realize, as you become more global and thanks to your Internet. Everything affects everyone everywhere! Everything affects everyone everywhere! A lot of your spiritual teachers choose to teach you about the light but ignore teaching you about the dark. The dark encompasses all that you are unaware of, unconscious of, and all that you repress and suppress. It also includes all that you judge to be bad or wrong or not allowed. Anything that you deny will only become bigger: resistance equals persistence. The way to integrate the dark into the light of you is through becoming aware of your repressed and suppressed stuff. Healing repressed material, for example, by acknowledging it and then embracing it into the lightness of your being. I observe that many of you are stuck in not realizing that you need to forgive yourself and then let go. Come back to innocence. Contrary to what some of your religions have taught you, the Creator does not judge you for anything. Forgive. Let Go. Come back to innocence. In each lifetime the soul chooses a different role to experience a myriad of realities through lifetimes, including so-called dark life times. The soul is like a movie screen— it is not ultimately born, does not die, cannot be made wet or be burned or killed. It is eternal and a direct emanation of source. The lifetimes are like movies on the screen of the soul.


Vibration is a very important aspect on the healing journey of the heart. Many of you wish to attract the ultimate romantic partners. If you have not learned to love yourself it is difficult to truly love another. As you vibrate at a higher frequency of self-love, selfforgiveness, and the honoring of the self; you begin to attract partners, friends, all types of relationship that match your vibration. Very often, when you are feeling totally challenged in your relationships with your children, partners, parents, and others it is a perfect moment of mirroring of your own inner suppressed shadow. At other times, your relationships are powerful tools mirroring the polarities you are needing most to integrate nto yourown personality in a given moment (e.g., you, as a woman, might attract a very macho man into your life to help you to integrate your own very neglected male aspects). Also if you have an unhealed pattern of dysfunctional behavior, you will attract a mate to assist you to repeat that pattern until you have had enough of that particular type of drama and have taken steps to heal. Just forgiving yourself is not going to trigger major transformation. Forgiveness of your parents is very vital and frees up your energy to create a new paradigm that shifts you and heals your entire genetic line. A partial forgiveness of self, parents, and others will give you partial healing. Why not go for 100 percent? Forgiveness of your parents is very vital and freesup your energy to create a new paradigm that shifts you and heals your entire genetic line.

Rashmi Khilnani was born in Chandigarh, India and spent the first six years of her life in Cairo, Egypt. She went on to study and teach with world-renowned avatars, gurus and teachers and became a specialist in energy medicine. She is on the forefront in bringing the ancient Mystery School teachings of Egypt, India, Tibet and China, as well as the teachings of the Essenes, into current time and making these wisdoms simple and accessible to people at all levels of soul journeying. Rashmi teaches and practices several healing modalities and has taught Reiki Masters, doctors, scientists and others from many walks of life the secrets of the Mystery School teachings. She is a global metaphysical teacher, urban shaman, international lecturer, artist, seminar leader and TV personality. Rashmi is the host of 2013 and Beyond with Jeremy McDonald heard monthly on Blogtalkradio.com. Rashmi is the executive producer and one of the speakers in a new documentary film, IGod, which will feature spiritual authors, heads of various religious denominations and people at all levels of soul journeying. IGod is being produced by Robert Friedman and Neale Donald Walsh, and directed by Jonathan Friedman.

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Is This Really a Message from God? by NEALE DONALD WALSCH

As surely as anything in life is a message from The Divine (and much of it has been declared by many to be exactly that), the ideas in this book are also. You brought them to yourself, drawing them into your sphere as certainly as you have at some level magnetized everything in your experience, and all for the same purpose: your own evolution.

God has placed the messages found here before the world prior to this moment. Many, many times have these messages been sent. Through all the years and all the ages of humanity have these truths been made known, in the voices and in the writings of countless people.

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And now, the day of the individual messenger is over. This is the moment in our history when the cumulative message of all of humanity is displaying its cumulative effect in fullness. Because now, for the first time in the experience of our species, we can all talk to each other instantly.

humanity.

I tell you, the day will yet come when we will wonder how we could ever have thought that we and God were not One; how we could ever have thought that we and every other human being in every other country did not hold the exact same interest, and The Internet in this moment has done for was not due the same share, in all the humanity what Gutenberg’s printing press wealth, resources, and wonder that is availdid in 1440. That method of printing not able in physical life on this glorious planet. only created a revolution in the production of books, but also pushed the evolution of The day will yet come when we will wonder an entire species forward at triple speed how we could ever have thought that God by making it practical to spread knowledge had “chosen ones” who were better than and share wisdom through the making of any other of God’s people, that men were texts—and the information they carried— better than women, that whites were better widely available. than blacks, that straights were better than gays—or that the idea of “better” even exThen, just when we’d thought we’d reached isted in the mind of God. the height of information transferability by the middle of the twentieth century, along For this day to come sooner rather than came the Internet, doing precisely the same later, we are going to have to shift our thing now that the printing press did 500 emphasis on how to solve humanity’s years ago, but this time lurching humanity’s problems. To be fair to our species, it is not evolution forward at quintuple speed. And as if we have not tried. We have. But the just as there were mighty efforts to stop the difficulty—the reason that billions upon masses from being opened to certain ideas billions still live in abject poverty, withouth by banning certain books (a practice that even electricity or the dignity of indoor sancontinues to this day), so, too, are there itation-is that humanity has for centuries now gargantuan efforts in some countries tried to solve its problems at every level exto ban certain websites, and in many more cept the level at which the problems exist. nations to limit the overall reach of the Internet itself, for everyone—and all toward It continues to do so today. the same end: So that certain ideas—ideas that those in control, those in positions of We approach our problems today as if they power, do not want shared—cannot be were political problems, open to political solutions. We talk about them, we hold easily or quickly spread. debates about them, we pass resolutions Yet the forward movement of evolution will about them. not, and cannot, be stifled, only slightly slowed—and the day will come when the When nothing changes, we seek to solve sharing of revolutionary ideas about God our problems through economic means. will create a Whole New Cultural Story for 16 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ January 2015


We throw money at them, or withhold money from them, as in the case of sanctions. When that fails we say, “Aha! This is a problem to give to the military. We’ll solve it with force.” So we shoot bullets at it and drop bombs on it. That never works, either, if a long-term solution is what anyone is looking for. But do you think we would learn? No. We just start the cycle all over again. So we call for “peace talks” and return to the negotiating table. There, we negotiate reparations and financial aid to heal the open wounds and quell the teeming masses. When that proves to be only a stopgap, we’re at it again. Bring out the guns. Bring in the body bags. The reason we keep running like a mouse on a wheel is that no one dares to look at the cause of the ongoing condition we seemed fated to endure. Either we truly don’t know, or we’re afraid to admit, that our biggest problem today is not a political problem, it’s not an economic problem, and it’s not a military problem. The problem facing humanity today is a spiritual problem. It has to do with humanity’s beliefs. Once this is understood, the solution becomes obvious. Until it’s understood, the solution escapes everyone.

NEALE DONALD WALSCH is the author of nine books in the Conversations with God series, together selling millions of copies in 37 languages. He is one of the major authors in the new spirituality movement, having written 20 other books. Eight of his titles have reached The New York Times Bestseller list. His life and work have helped to create and sustain a worldwide spiritual renaissance, and he travels globally to bring the uplifting messages of his books to people everywhere. God’s Message to the World: You’ve Got Me All Wrong, published by Rainbow Ridge Books, ISBN 978-1937907303, is available on Amazon.com, BN.com, and bookstores everywhere. Neale’s website is www.nealedonaldwalsch.com.

From Chapter 28 of God’s Message to the World: You’ve Got Me All Wrong. Reprinted by permission

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Spiritual Growth Checkpoint

Energy Downloads and Raising Vibrational Levels By Sherri Cortland

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Dear Readers, have you ever experienced a tone or ringing in the ears and wondered what it is? Well, once tinnitus has been ruled out, it may well be that that the tone, ringing, or whooshing white noise is actually a form of Spirit communication and/or a type of vibrational upgrade. Almost on a monthly basis, I experience a kind of low-pitched tone that feels like someone is playing bass in my ear. I feel it as much as I hear it, and for many years I wondered what it was, but I never really talked about it because I wasn’t really sure how to describe it and I was a little bit afraid that if those I opened up to about it never experienced it, they would think there was something wrong with me. These days I know that many of us have this kind of thing happen on a regular basis; and when I asked my Guide Group about it and

they told me that what I was experiencing was a type of energy download meant to raise my vibrational level. This made sense to me because I’m always working on raising my vibrations so I can communicate better with Spirit. That said, here’s why I’m bringing up this subject up today: I’m part of a panel called the Spiritual View that comes together occasionally on Chessie Robert’s Get on the Grid Radio show; and we answer questions that folks send in for us to answer and chat about. Recently someone asked about energy downloads and the kind of tone I mentioned above, and it made me think that maybe some of my wonderful readers might be hearing a tone/ ringing/whooshing and wondering what it means to them.

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So, I contacted some of my fellow Panel members and asked them to write down their view on this topic to share with you in this month’s issue…

the animals or a myriad of other ways, depends a great deal on what we are open to or are paying attention to. Awareness and intention are key. So invite the Divine to communicate with you and then From Shelly Wilson, author, Reiki Mas- get ter, intuitive medium, metaphysical radio ready to receive! show host, and spiritual teacher: As a spiritual being having a human life experi- From Dianne Collins, author, Huffingence, most individuals are used to func- ton Post blogger, and leading authortioning on their five senses. As we become ity on new world thinking: If indeed we more in tuned to Spirit, our intuitive aware- are receiving energies that we call higher ness and senses become heightened. I frequencies that essentially assist us in believe that fullness and/or ringing in the expanding and elevating our consciousears can be a signal from our angels and ness, sometimes these downloads from the guides. Whenever it happens to me, I ac- messengers of Infinite Intelligence connect knowledge the feeling and allows it to directly with us through sound vibration. pass while taking note mentally of what I’m We know that fundamentally the universe doing, who I’m with and what is coming is vibration, and vibration is sound. So I into my awareness during the experience. think it makes sense to realize that we are My though is that it may be a “download” receiving intelligence² in the form of sound from which newly acquired knowledge will frequencies. The messages we call downbe understood later. Rather than analyzing loads from other dimensions are not always it, I simply trust that I will understand/ know in clear words or phrases; rather they are when I’m supposed to. direct openings of new frequency ranges that translate in Earth terms into Greater From Chessie Roberts, author, song- Awareness and Knowing within us. writer, healer, spiritual teacher, ordained minister, and Reiki Master: My under- We all have the ability to communistanding is that type of experience is an cate with Spirit, and one of the ways we ascension sign. A waking download so to can do that is called clairaudience, which speak...I am being told [by Spirit] as I write means clear hearing. Whether we experithis now that we hear it as ringing/buzzing ence tonal sounds or we hear words, we because it is a higher frequency than we are practicing clairaudience, which is a can translate into ‘clumsy human words’ skill we can become more accomplish at but we are getting the information through with practice. How do we practice? When to our Higher Selves. we experience a tonal vibration, listen and feel it, and then ask Spirit to share with From Patricia Brooks, Reverend, radio you what it was about. You may see a show host, and author: As spiritual be- picture in your mind (clairvoyance), you ings we are part of the Divine Oneness might feel what it means (clairsentience) and as such we are capable of giving and you might have an awareness or knowing receiving information. The way that we re- (claircognizance), or you might hear the ceive information, whether it is a ringing in answer (clairaudience). the ears, seeing or feeling energy, through 20 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ January 2015


Three pieces of advice: (1) When we hear words, receive pictures, a knowing, or a feeling from Spirit, we should write them down in a journal because while they may not make sense at the moment,they may well make perfect sense down the road; (2) If we don’t understand what Spirit is saying to us, ask for clarification and sit in stillness to listen for an answer; and (3) Patience and perseverance are key to developing any new skill, and our psychic skills are no exception. Namaste. For more information about Chessie Roberts, the Spiritual View and Chessie Robert’s Get on the Grid Radio Show, OR to submit a question for the Panel, please visit http://www.chessieroberts.com For more information about Shelly Wilson and her books and services, please visit www.shellyrwilson.com For more information about Patricia Brooks and her books and services, please visit http://www.patriciabrooks.net

Originally from New York State, Sherri Cortland lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband, Ted Dylewski and their many cats.

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Sitting quietly in meditation after asking the question will help you ascertain the answer and hone your skill(s).

In addition to writing books for Ozark Mountain Publishing, Sherri is also the Orlando Metaphysical Columnist for Examiner.com, where publishes new columns twice weekly, and she also shares messages from her Guides on her Facebook Author Page. For information about Sherri’s new book, please visit her website at www.sherricortland.com and click on the link for Guide Group Fridays. You’ll also find a special limited time offer from Ozark Mountain Publishing to pre-order Guide Group Fridays (due out in December 2014) for just $12.

For more information about Dianne Collins and her books and services, please visit http://diannecollins.com

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Peace Be Still

by Jeremy McDonald

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave. ~Indira Gandhi

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One of the hardest concepts for me to grasp was forgiveness, and to see things through the eyes of my EGO. It was really hard! My EGO felt forgiveness was a weakness. By forgiving, my EGO felt it gave someone permission to hurt me, or to act badly. Later, I learned that forgiveness was more for me than it was for other people. It was my way of letting go of the pain and anguish I had dwelling inside of me.

pare me for that work. One of the teachers who came to me was Jesus. Keep in mind, I was the person who grew up Christian, and told God that I hated him, because he hated me, when I was eighteen years old. I was angry that God had the nerve not to love me even when I did nothing wrong! I was angry with God because he allowed the teachers and ministers he put on the Earth, to teach hate and anger. He allowed many aspects of my family to be broken. He allowed my mother to be heartbroken at a very young age by the separation of my Grandparents. How dare he let all of this happen!

This element is vitally important to find peace inside ourselves. When we hold on and harbor anger inside, it sits and festers inside of us, potentially years and years. This kind of anger or intense emotion is what manifests mind poison later in life or in other situations. I sat in meditation December of 2007, very relaxed and peaceful. Suddenly, I felt I lost everything in my life I thought was im- a warm presence come behind me and I portant to me. This is how I learned to for- felt its loving energy come over my body. give. My EGO took a serious blow when I A blissful feeling beyond anything I ever lost everything. It completely depleted my felt, came from deep within me. I said to selfesteem. I sat there and felt like nothing, this energy, “Who are you?” I hear back, and blamed everyone else for where I was. “You know who I am my friend. “I realized I pretty much lived in the darkest hole I had it was Jesus and replied, “Why are you ever been in. I cannot totally describe the here? I do not even like you!” I thought anguish and pain I went through, but it was he was the representative of the Christhe worst feeling I ever had. I felt like noth- tian faith! He stated back with what felt like ing, and a complete failure in life. I was not all the love of the universe, “I am here to sure what I would do with my life without help you love me, because when you love what was important to me before. me, you will learn to love yourself.”

This is where we get caught up…at this point I have experienced immense energy in my I did not realize the incredible gift which had meditations, but nothing like this. When he just been granted to me. said you will learn to love yourself, I felt my body twitch in excitement, as if it had Through this experience, I gained a sense been waiting to hear this my whole life! I of clarity I never had before. It would send remember this as clear as day, because a ripple effect into the universe that would he told me my teachers were on their way bring many lessons, teachers, and peo- to help me! ple into my life to help me gain this clarity. Going forward, I set a goal to work for He also showed me how we are all connectGod. This meant that God was going to pre- ed as light beings, and even though I did 23 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ January 2015


not really understand what he was show- call a grid or matrix. I saw strands of light, ing me at the time, it would become clear interconnected in geometric round shapes to me later. that went on for infinity. I also saw how my anger intertwined within the whole of I think the hardest thing for me to grasp, this great grid of light, and clogged up the was the fact Jesus came and talked to grid. When I am angry with someone for me. WOW! How could this be possible? what they did, I am unable to allow myMy EGO tried to grasp onto it with a self to be in flow with nature. I am totally sense of entitlement, but when I worked restricted within myself. I have my back with his energy, I could not help but feel turned to the whole of consciousness. This a healing presence deep within me. I basically works against the system and I started to gain a sense of security within saw this so deeply and profoundly it was me. The love I started to find within my- almost too much for me to understand at self, and for HIM, was amazing! I learned first. When I am in a blocked state, the beyond any book, FEAR causes us to be thoughts I have put a wrench in the sysclouded, and LOVE keeps us in flow. tem, and I am resistant to the flow of all that is. I learned about forgiveness, from a physical teacher, in the real world, named As I forgave myself, and forgave others, Virginia Drake. Every step of the way I I noticed the tension left my body, and I learned inside myself, and from Jesus. gained an understanding of projection. Virginia validated for me, or helped me On a deeper level, I understood judggain an even deeper understanding of the ment. All these things kept me from really information I received. She encouraged understanding how all this worked. It is me, without judgment, to go within myself hard to see things clearly‌constantly disand understand my greatness. I remem- tracted by judging others, worrying about ber one day, I realized forgiveness was what they are doing, and not letting go about letting the pain go, allowing your- of the pain inside. All of these things self to move on in life and not be stuck in caused my reactions, and created the the past. This is also when I realized I mind poison I wrote about. Forgiveness was my most vicious critic. I judged myself forced me to let go of the tension and and destroyed myself from the inside out. flow with the universe again. I was able to I had to forgive myself for all the things I feel Love inside, I never felt before. What thought I had done badly in my life. I also made this really cool was it came from learned that there was no right or wrong, my actions. The stronger I got in forgivebut just experiences. Forgiveness was ness, and lived in the moment, the more also about letting others go so they could solid of a foundation I built. The happier I move forward and experience their lives got, the more love I felt. and their path without emotional attachments to me. Let us take a second and practice this. Reading it does not make it happen inside The vision I had, became clearer; we are of you. I want you to think about someone, all ONE and we are all connected. I actu- or even something you did, and you have ally saw what our human minds want to not let go. 24 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ January 2015


Maybe a friend said something hurtful to you, or you told a white lie as a child, or something really BIG! Feel that feeling it gives you. Let the guilt swell up or the anger swell up inside you. Let the emotion build inside of you until you cannot take it anymore. Now stop. Wrap your arms around yourself and grab on tightly, as if someone is hugging you. Say, “I forgive you.” out loud. Most importantly, I want you to say “I forgive you.” inside yourself and allow yourself to let go and forgive yourself! Take a deep breath as you do this. Let your imagination take that feeling of forgiveness throughout your body and allow it to release any tension. When you forgive or love another, that is exactly what you are giving yourself. When you are angry with someone else that is exactly what you are giving to yourself. This is why selfawareness is key! The EGO does not understand until it learns to understand this. Remember the EGO’s job is to protect you within this world, so weakness, when it feels like a victim, is not an option. This is why loving your EGO and forgiving it is imperative. Getting up with it and not understanding what it is trying to do is only going to bring it deeper into its need to protect itself, but is going to make it want to protect itself from you. I changed my behavior by practicing the principles in this book. I continue to practice these principles each day. I bring all of this up in the chapter on forgiveness, because as you practice the principles in this book you will fall on occasion, and you will get out of balance on occasion. It will be very important for you to understand forgiveness because as you fall and start to selfjudge yourself, it will be necessary for you to forgive yourself. Go deep with-

in yourself; don’t allow the self-judgment. Become aware of why you got out of balance. Love yourself in return for the opportunity to grow on the inside of yo

Accomplished spiritual healer and teacher Jeremy McDonald has been a public speaker for over 14 years has designed and delivered many workshops to assist individuals helping them find peace and joy in their lives. Looking from an inside soul perspective, they are able to overcome fears, alchemizing them into love. His clients find balance, peace, joy and true sublime self-love . For accolades of the world Jeremy is a Reiki Master, EFT Practitioner, Theta healing practitioner and Life coach. He has served as a Key Note Speaker for Expos, Colleges, Professional Conferences and just the small Workshop in a living room. Jeremy is the show host of the online radio show, Soul Talk, on v109fm.com and BlogTalkRadio, check it out at www.soultalkradio.org which discusses the transitory experience of knowing ones soul from an inner perspective. Guests range from Spiritual Practitioners, Scientists, Medical Doctors, Musicians and Artists having conversations of the Soul coming together to enjoy the rewards of a soul driven by spirit, and guided by awareness of the self. He is the author of PEACE BE STILL www.jeremymcdonald.net

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Feature Angel Intuitive Reading & Healing

Angels are always with us no matter what by Heike Stenzel Angel Beyond www.angelbeyond.com

Final part

We will put your grandfather into the sunset and behind this sunset we put right place, where he belongs too and your grandfather. See or imagine him release the negative chording.” standing in front of the sunset, see the sunset departing you and him. See “Imagine a beautiful sunset in front of him standing about 5 feet from you.” your body. We fill this space with this Joachim nods. 27 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ January 2015


“Okay, than in your mind, silently repeats the “I give this back to you. This is yours and following to release this negative chord” I give it back to you in love and light.” “Dear Karl, You are my grandfather, You came before me,

“Now in your mind’s eye, kneel down to honor him, who came before you and before your father and may have not seen the truth and what suffering he caused.

You came before my father, and all the pain and the suffering you have left behind was your responsibility to resolve it in divine order. And it is not me to continue to carry it. I do not want to carry it any longer.”

Tell your grandfather “You always will have a space in my heart, everything in love I will keep and all negative I return back to you now.”

Be quiet and release with an Inhale and “Now in your mind’s eye, bend your head down as an act of respect of who came beexhale. fore you” Joachim takes a breath in and out and I feel With my third Eye I see that Joachim´s the release of the lower frequency. Grandfather has accepted this ritual. “Dear God and Archangel Michael we hand this negative chord back to source please carry it for Joachim Hempel and resolve it in love and light. Everything what Karl Hempel has to heal himself will be handed over to Karl Hempel.”

“We are almost done with this ritual, please in your mind, turn yourself to the left side, turn away halfway where your grandfather presence is located at. “

The Spirit of Joachim Grandfather telepathically says he is accepting it back and he is “Now Joachim, Imagine you have a package going to go back. The presence of his grandthat belongs truly to Karl and give it back into father dissolves. the source. - and let it go.” This negative chording will be resolved to Joachim’s best and taken care of by the light of love and light. Everything what Karl Hempel´s Soul has to carry himself, will return to him.

“See a beautiful light in front of you. This is your future. Give yourself permission and state silently or speak out loud - I now go into my own life, with divine power, strength and in faith I will walk my purpose here on earth –Inhale and exhale!

I feel he is pulling on the heart chakra and Now in your mind’s eye, three steps forward I briefly start coughing. I inhale and exhale to move into a more healthy future. to shift the energy during this process as it sometimes becomes tense in energy. You can step into it now!” I felt that he was hesitating and asked him “Continue to tell Karl Hempel the following”, to empower him with inhaling and exhaling I kindly instruct Joachim s this will center the energy down into the 28 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ January 2015


of the feet and ground it. The ritual is com- “I feel a very warm stream of love from plete. your and my heart, like to give you a hug.” Joachim tells me. “Very good, you did very well Joachim” I feel the energy becoming lighter by now. I nod and explain that I always work with my heart and Soul and that this resonance is of After this ritual Joachim explain what he energy of healing light. felt and he announced that his head became warm, by describing this, he begins jawing It is good to explain the client that such which is another incident that he did great feelings they may feel at that time is only a work in healing this negative chording. resonance of the healing taking place. With this the client won´t get confused and may This kind of jawing has nothing to do with believe he has romantic feelings for the perbeing tired but with changing the frequency son giving the reading. to a lighter and more beneficial and supportive part. And with this I am coming to the end of this article that I love to share for those who care Joachim speaks up “grandfather always with ending in the words “Follow Your Heart” said; you don’t earn money, he was a very strict man who tried to influence my father but my father just went and did the job he wanted to do. He was a reverent.” And he did the same with me.” “You did very well, Joachim and you may feel tired now but you have shifted the energy and we have done a very powerful healing to release unwanted lower chording.” “I am pretty much tired.” Joachim confirms. “Nothing to be afraid of and have some water to support the healing process, sometimes this ritual has to be repeated to release further lower frequency, but for today you have worked a lot and we will finish the reading with a short prayer of gratitude.” With this I state our gratitude for all received and perceived during this reading and healing and thank god, the angels and all light beings have taken part in this healing and reading and that the healing continues as long as it is needed.

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Based on excerpts from “The Impeccable Warrior of Light” book

AMPLIFY YOUR BRIGHT LIGHT WITH POWER COLORS, HAIRSTYLES AND ACCESSORIES By Peace Mother Geeta Sacred Song www.IWOLight.org


Impeccable Warriors of Light are Aware that their spirit is nourished through any interaction with Power colors. For this reason, Impeccable Warriors of Light choose the colors of their clothing, accessories and hair, according to what will enhance their Life Force and Light Power.

changing their traditional bright colored garments and accessories to dull, dark colors.

Western cultures are only now breaking free of the ignorant attitude that colors such as pink and purple are only for women. Yes, a color such as pink can be considered a “feminine” color, because it connects us with You will find that when you wear the colors our inner feminine Energies, which sponsor that resonate with your Highest frequency, Divine states such as Compassion, Divine people compliment you, confirming how Love, Kindness, Sweetness and Goodness. Great you look in them. Your Inner Voice will guide you on which colors, styles and fab- When you wear pink or other colors considrics compliment your Pure Soul vibration... ered “feminine”, their Energy waves assist whereas the limited mind will attempt to you in healing any imbalances in the Aura convince you to make mental choices that and therefore your personality. For this reawill weaken your Energetic field. For ex- son, many men actually need to wear more ample, in 1981 while visiting my Guru’s pink and feminine accessories, in order to Ashram, I shopped for a floor-length dress balance the overdose of testosterone coursbut only found one that was within my tight ing through them, which makes them overly budget. I purchased it even though I did mental, spiritually resistant and emotionally not resonate with the color, style or fabric. insecure. This also applies to those women Afterwards, I realized it was not suitable for who carry overly masculine (mental) tendenme, and that I had bought it for many mis- cies. guided “practical” reasons. The Energetic reality was that the dull, lime green color was one of the worst colors for my vibration and skin tone. Repelled by the main factors of color, style and rough fabric, I rarely wore it. Whenever I forced myself to wear it, due to the way that shade of green tinted my skin tone, people would ask if I was ill! Now that I am Knowledgeable in this Energetic Science, whenever I meet someone, I am immediately aware of the colors they are wearing and carrying. I note the hue and texture of their clothing, bags, purses, shoes, notebooks, head wear, scarves, shawls, watch bands and jewellery. Unlike some global cultures, where men and women have traditionally dressed in Bright, Resplendent colors, in the West not enough people dress in vibrant tones. Wherever the Western culture takes root you find people 31 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ January 2015


When someone shares with me the many challenges they are up against, I often recommend to them that they change their manner of array so they can emanate Mightier Strength and Positive Power. I instruct them to break free of the dull box, by adding Radiant colors to their wardrobe, as well as changing their hairstyle, jewelry and other accessories. Everyone benefits from making wise Energetic choices. Imagine yourself as a warrior going out to confront a battle; a wise warrior would not walk onto the battlefield in “blah”, dull garb. They would dress in such a way as to let their opponent perceive them to be a Magnificent and Confident Warrior. Every part of their regalia would be a statement of their Invincible Power, and each item would be symbolic of their Alignment with the Light. Impeccable Warriors of Light understand that wearing Power colors amplifies your Aura and charisma. By consciously experimenting with the various Exquisite hues, you will find that certain colors and combinations connect you with Blessings such as spiritual inspiration, emotional resilience, and physical vitality. Notice how today’s marketing companies are producing an abundance of products in rainbow shades including Purple, and the neon electric Blue that I refer to as “Kali Blue”. Children and teenagers especially gravitate to these Divine colors, due to the fact that they are old souls. Since they vibrate at a high level, they resonate with the Higher frequencies of EmPowering shades. If you see them wearing black it is only because either society or dark forces attached to them push those depressing hues upon them. The Energetic reality is that very few people have strong enough energetic fields to wear black. Remember, your 32 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ January 2015

clothing “wraps” you in its color....so I do not recommend anyone wear black. The same applies for grey or murky colors such as dark shades of brown or burgundy. This student’s example illustrates the Power of the hues we dress in or surround ourselves with. “Many years ago I went through a stage in which I wore all black, dressing only in dark ‘Gothic’ clothing. This outer expression reflected my inner state of being. Furthermore, my social life consisted of being in ‘dark’ places with other people who also liked to express themselves in a similar manner. Within six months of this lifestyle, my inner depression was taking its toll. A person in my workplace could obviously sense the negative energies brewing inside me. They suggested I needed to introduce other colors into my wardrobe. I eventually let go of my attachment to my dark wardrobe and began accumulating colored clothing. I almost immediately began to feel the transforming power of colors. I began to feel more positive and alive. I also began to cut myself away from the darkness of the social scene I was involved with. Time passed and one day, I felt negative energies attacking me. I approached my friend again and was given the advice that I was not wearing enough radiant colors. I quickly removed every dark color from my wardrobe and quickly began to feel more vibrant…so much more alive than I had ever remembered feeling. For me there is no doubt that colors contain much uplifting power!”


YOUR HAIR STYLE CAN EMPOWER!

Listen to your Energetic Self and ask what kind of hairstyle will support you in each day, cycle or project you are embarking on. This year and every year...today and every day.... tune in to your Intuition...it will guide you as to what to add, and what to discard so you can bolster your Self Love and amplify your Light.

The way you wear your hair also affects the way you feel about yourself and therefore affects your Energy field tremendously. The Impeccable Warrior leads a Purpose-full Life and makes Conscious choices, including the statement their hair is presenting to the world. The choice for a hairstyle should not be based on the need or desire for comple- Luminous Love, Success and Endless Victoments, but instead the Energetic effect it has ries for your Light dear one... on your spirit. JAI JAI MAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! It is important to dress for Success, choosing the hair-look that connects you with Brilliant Energies that nurture what you are striving to accomplish. By selecting the Perfect look for each cycle of your Life, you can choose to link up with your Invincible, Pure, Zest-full, Serene, Creative, Joy-full and Wise Self!

Amplify your Light by visiting our Impeccable Warrior of Light website www.IWOLight.org

If you have ever had a ‘bad’ haircut you already know how much it can affect your sense of self and the flow of your Power.

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AT THE HEART OF NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES by P. M. H. Atwater, L.H.D. atwater@cinemind.com

The vast majority of near-death experiencers, that means millions upon millions of people worldwide, claim that their episode was a spiritual experience. And that’s not all they claim: 90 to 95% say yes to God. Yes, there is one, greater than anyone’s ability to describe. Terminology may change afterward, though, such as referring to God as Creator, Core, Om, Sourceplace, Father-Mother-God, Light, Presence, The All, One, The Force, Universal Essence. . . or simply Love. . . yet always with that sense, that absolute knowing that a God/Allah/Deity is absolutely positively real.

The Presence you come to know in a neardeath experience is felt as the very essence, the heart and soul, the all-consuming consummation of ecstatic ecstasy. It is like ten million suns of compressed Love dissolving everything unto Itself, annihilating thought and cell, vaporizing humanness and history, into the one great brilliance of all that is and all that ever was and all that will ever be. Belief in God dissolves afterward because belief implies doubt. There is no more doubt. Knowing this leads to a quiet passion, a driving force. . . always present, always available.

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God as Nameless Presence is seen to exist beyond what words can tell and any concept of gender, a fully conscious intelligence and creative principle so great that It envelops and permeates all levels, all things, all possibilities, all potential, all aspects of creation, all belief systems.

and stars and babes and river and comets and dreams and faces. . . as well as mustard on your hotdog. The book, Dying to Know You: Proof of God in the NearDeath Experience, unleases that collective voice, the sum of the many worldwide who speak as one – people who will never write a book or step on a stage – what they The near-death phenomenon validates all have to say. the world’s great religions. . . except for one thing. . . the God one finds on the other The average near-death experiencer is side of death is the God of all. Most of the without vital signs (no heartbeat, no breath, saints canonized by the Catholic Church no brainwaves) for about five to twenty had a near-death experience as a child. minutes. That’s average. Some are without Family letters show that Edgar Cayce, the vital signs for over an hour. A few revive in great psychic, displayed none of his incred- the morgue, much to the shock of morgue ible gifts until after he drowned at the age personnel. A feature of the phenomenon: of five, presumably after having had a near- experiencers return with little or no brain death experience. damage, rather, brain enhancement. Most come back smarter than they were before, Near-death experiencers say yes to the soul. especially true with children – the younger Yes we all have one – our greater self, the the more pronounced this jump in intellireal us. They say yes to mission, the idea gence tends to be. that we each have a job to do, a mission to perform, perhaps several, maybe one af- Aftereffects are both physical and psychoter another, along with knowing the impor- logical. Physically – involving changes to tance we each have in the overall scheme brain structure and function, changes to of things, no matter how long or short our the nervous and digestive systems, and lifespan may be. It is true that most adult skin sensitivity. Electrical, sound, light, and experiencers lament that they were never pharmaceutical sensitivities become comtold or shown what their mission was. With monplace afterward, as if the individual’s the kids, the issue of mission is no problem: electromagnetic field altered and one’s fac“It doesn’t matter if you know what your ulties of perception enlarged. Psychologijob is. If you follow your heart and pray cally – loss of the fear of death, gain healing about it, you’ll be shown or nudged in the and intuitive abilities, become more creright direction.” ative, compassionate, loving, dedicated to social justice and spirituality, yet challenged What really lies at the heart of near-death by former relationships and communicaexperiences? A God that in ways beyond tion styles. There can be some depression description, smiles at you. Bigger, larger, because of the inability to resume “life as more powerful than the God of holy writ, always.” The desire to transform one’s life this God – the real thing – is an all-en- often matches the transformation of concompassing Oneness, Allness, that, as It sciousness that occurred. breathes, moves skin and bark and wings 36 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ January 2015


What few realize – a big surprise - is that the near-death phenomenon is not any kind of anomaly. Rather, it is similar in power and intensity to other “breakthrough” episodes that can change an individual in fundamental ways: episodes like “Baptism of the Holy Spirit,” heightened kundalini states, shamanic vision quests, “mountain top” revelations, bursts of radiant fire and light, being struck by spirit, ecstatic unions with God. Aftereffects of any of these states mimic the aftereffects pattern of near-death experiences. Episodes like these are termed “near-death-like” experiences. My work and that of others agree, the entire genre of transformations of consciousness, no matter how caused, lead to the same endpoint: Oneness: One God. One People. One Family. One Existence. One Law, Love. One Commandment, Service. One Solution to Problems, Forgiveness. Ofttimes referred to as “The Perennial Philosophy,” this experience of Oneness is much sought after and has ever been so.

P. M. H. Atwater, L.H.D., is one of the original researchers in the field of near-death studies, having begun her work in 1978, ten books comprise her findings. Some of her work has been verified in clinical studies, among them the prospective study done in Holland and published in Lancet Medical Journal, 12-15-01. A near-death experiencer herself, three times in three months in 1977, she became a researcher because of the mission she was given in her third near-death episode. Her website is www.pmhatwater.com.

Dying to Know You: Proof of God in the Near-Death Experience, published by Rainbow Ridge Books, ISBN 978-1937907-28-0 is available on Amazon.com, The most common phrase spoken by near- BN.com, and bookstores everywhere. death experiencers and those like them, afterward, is: Always there is life. If you really look at these four words, what millions and millions of people tell us, you come to realize there is no before life, no present life, no afterlife. Always, in some form, in some place, in some way, we have always existed, we exist now, and we will always exist. Eternity is our home.

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An Excerpt from The Collapse of Materialism

Material Science Lost in a Dream World by PHILIP COMELLA

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All scientific theories originate in the mind. The challenge of science is to align a theory with what really happens out in the world. Thus, scientific theory attempts to correlate a mental picture, created in the mind, with an external world presumed to exist outside of the mind.

out of nowhere. It might be easier if scientists did not make the independentuniverse assumption in the first place, as this would relieve them from the impossible task of explaining how a mindless, material world arose from nothing and organized itself to the limits of mathematical order.

Trying to Prove More Than They Have To Material scientists break one of their own fundamental precepts when devising a theory: They seek to prove more than they have to. Occam’s razor judges scientific theories according to how much they explain rather than assume. The best scientific theory would therefore rely upon no assumptions but explain the world with what we can know. Such a theory may be said to be more conservative than other theories because it explains events without recourse to unprovable beliefs and assumptions. Thus, if we can explain the world without taking for granted the independent existence of matter, space, and natural laws, we will have found a better theory than the one on which science now relies.

As all theories begin in the mind, the first step in evaluating their truth is whether the theory speaks of a world standing apart from the mind, or whether the theory speaks only of a world that the mind created. Perhaps, before believing that a theory tells us about a world independent of the mind, we should first decide which type of world more likely exists: a dream or a self-created machine.

Standing before us is an appearance of a natural, independent world. Nothing in this appearance alone tells us that this world actually does exist independently of the mind. Scientists, however, in the big bang and related theories attempt to explain how this hypothetical independent world created itself from nothing. Thus, they create a more difficult problem than actually confronts them. They imagine an independent, material universe, freeze this thought in their minds, and then try to come up with a theory explaining how this incredible, imagined mass appeared

If the mind is limited to knowing itself and, in fact, dreams the world, then the testing of scientific theories must occur within a framework in which the unconscious mind first creates physical reality (from atoms to galaxies), and then the conscious mind theorizes about its makeup. In this new framework, we adopt a much different standpoint than science. Forces of nature join at the core of the mind, not in the fiery blast of the big bang. Harmony found in the external world is the harmony that the mind put there. Constants of nature, such as the speed of light or the gravitational force, can be explained as functions of the mind’s infinite need for regularity, not as mere coincidences resulting from the random shuffling of mindless particles or as a peculiar feature of one special universe out of an infinite number actually created.

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The Real Dream does not naïvely separate the mind from the physical world when seeking to explain it. Rather, this new science first seeks to understand the degree to which unifying the thoughts, emotions, and goals of people can improve the physical world, including their bodies, because controlling internal states is how a dreamer controls one’s dream. In a dream, we know we can explain the source of the physical world. Material scientists, in contrast, avoid questions about how this flowing, three-dimensional movement outside of us can possibly exist. They simply take an independent world for granted and then go about their theorizing. Materialists, in fact, demand an independent world without stopping to wonder whether the mind of God has already answered this wish. But once separating the mind from its hypothetical independent world—or God from its creation—material science must pay the price: physical reality left to itself has no mind, no purpose, and no means to organize itself into the mathematical harmonies that constitute nature. In cosmology, for example, material scientists attempt to explain how the entire universe, from the farthest galaxy to your closest friend, all arose from a big bang of matter, energy, and space-time—but no mind. Likewise, in the theory of evolution, scientists tell us how all life, and therefore the mind itself, sprang out of lifeless matter through a mindless process called natural selection. In the material science worldview, the mind, whether of God or humanity, plays no part in forming the physical world. The Real Dream worldview concludes exactly the opposite:

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The mind of God is the origin of both the material world and the scientific theories that seek to explain the world’s operation. Scientific theorizing thus becomes much simpler in the Real Dream.

PHILIP COMELLA is a lawyer, visionary futurist, and host of the popular radio show Conversations Beyond Science and Religion, podcast at www.webtalkradio.net. His book, The Collapse of Materialism: Visions of Science, Dreams of God, is a culmination of decades of work committed to developing a new and credible scientific paradigm to unify the physical world of science with the metaphysics of religion. He lives with his wife and daughter in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The Collapse of Materialism is available everywhere books are sold. ISBN 978-1-937907-21-1, Rainbow Ridge Books, 2014.


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The Extraordinary in the Ordinary:

A Magic Doorway in Life By J.L. Kimmel

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It has been almost three years since I to, “Go color with the kids and be at the helped save a stranger’s life. tables. I’ll be back,” while I sought out the woman and child. It was Saturday, December 4th, 2010- wintertime and holiday season in New Jersey. Someone from the crowd yelled out, “Is In a beautiful, large, landscape, plant, and there a doctor?” I ran to find a woman on produce holiday specialty market, in the the floor, collapsed. I identified myself as a midst of a bustling crowd, I was having nurse and began to evaluate the situation. a children’s book signing event for my book, The Magic Gown. Children could The woman looked to be mid thirty’s. I color their own world behind the magic saw no little boy near her, but soon discovdoorway in the tree while they waited to ered that his grandmother had quickly taksee Santa Claus or shop for poinsettias’, en the six year old to the other side of the Christmas trees, wreaths, candles, spe- room. I knelt down by her side and began cialty foods and more, with their parents, to assess her. My medical instincts took grandparents and families. over and, in a matter of seconds; I had simultaneously taken note of her variI had my remarkable assistant, ten year ous symptoms. Her color was bad- pale, old Emma, with me for the event. She was mottled, almost bluing. No apparent sign of dressed in a one of kind, handmade, cou- breathing. I checked for a pulse at her wrist, ture costume as Nizella the Fairy Queen then neck, and found none. from The Magic Gown. Emma had ventured through the loud, crowded room, to retrieve The fragility and amazement of life flashed some hot chocolate for us. through my mind- the woman looked too young and healthy for this. I was just signA few minutes later I heard her voice calling ing books and coloring. She was just on for me but I could not see her through the a family outing. A wonderful time of the year red, white, and pink poinsettias, lights, and for many continued to unfold around us in displays that filled the room all the way to sea of children, families, Santa Claus and its towering glass ceiling. holiday joy and excitement. And now here we were. The paths of two strangers had “Janine, Janine! A woman is on the floor! converged into one as I tried to save a She fell!” young mother whose life was suddenly and inexplicably in danger. I tried in vain to see her across the room. After confirming that an ambulance had “Janine, Janine! She has a little boy! She been called, I began to do CPR. Clearing fell!” the saliva coming from her mouth with the sleeve of my green sweater, I blew the initial I left my table of coloring children and fol- staircase breaths into her and compressed lowed her voice, finding her in the middle her chest. More breathes…more compresof the room. She pointed me toward the sion. A man next to me asked if he could woman in distress, reiterating, as I followed help so I tasked him with administering the her direction, that a woman was on the floor compressions while I breathed for her. and her little boy was with her. I asked her 43 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ January 2015


Her eyes were half shut and her pupils were brillator to shock her. We continued while dilated, but the man and I just kept going. they put her on a board and a stretcher. Willing, breathing, and hoping. Then, as they began to move her we heard it; the automatic defibrillator voice detected I can only describe the feeling, when I a heartbeat. The next moment she was first knelt down beside her, as an instant whisked away by the ambulance. love for her. I can’t explain it. Yes, I am a nurse; and I had been a labor and delivery I returned to my tables with coloring children nurse and newborn intensive care nurse led by Emma, my Nizella Fairy Queen. for seven years over twenty-five years ago and had lovingly taken care of each of my A few hours later, one of the employees of patients. But I was still surprised that I was the market informed me that the woman feeling love for this stranger whom I had was in serious but stable condition and her come upon in a most unexpected way and doctor wanted me to know that the CPR was now trying to save. saved her life. I began to cry. The doctor said that the next forty-eight hours were For what seemed like ages, we kept trying critical. to resuscitate her. I wondered why emergency personnel were taking so long. I Throughout the day, I couldn’t get the womchecked for a pulse- there was none. We an off my mind. Would she be okay? Had heard agonal sounds- a labored, gasp- I helped contribute to someone being seing breathing that, along with her dilated riously brain damaged? What I had done, pupils, are signs of anoxia, which would in- I’d had to do; I felt compelled to, drawn dicate a total depletion of oxygen. to. There had been no other choice for me, but I was distraught about her future and We continued CPR until a single policeman condition. I shared my deep concern with finally arrived with an automatic defibrillator. someone close to me and it felt better to We applied it but there was no heartbeat talk about it. Everyone told me that I had detected; we cleared her and the machine done the right thing, and deep down I knew shocked her. Still, no heart beat. We start- that I had. ed CPR again. I checked with the police on Monday. The I lovingly spoke to her both softly out loud woman, who was forty years old, I found and silently in my mind to her as I con- out, was in a coma and on life support but tinued: to come back, to be ok. Her hus- stable. That was very good and hopeful band, who had been parking the car in the news but I was not at peace, I was worcrowded parking lot, came into this scene. ried she would not really be ok. Ten days At least, four more times the automatic de- after the incident, I decided to go buy a fibrillator checked for a heartbeat and found Christmas tree at the same market and ask none and we would clear her, and it shocked about the woman. I went to the customer her, and then we continued CPR. service desk and waited for the woman behind the desk to finish a phone call. I told Finally the EMT team arrived and instructed her who I was and asked if they knew how me to keep breathing her while they tried the woman who collapsed was fairing. compressing her chest and using the defi44 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ January 2015


She looked at me in amazement. She said she was just on the phone about her. I wondered, was she still alive, how was she, what was I going to hear? Then, what I heard was unbelievable; she had just recently gone home with only short-term memory loss and she was expected to have a full recovery. Because this had never happened before to her, she was given a pacemaker so that it could not happen again. She was sore, and couldn’t remember the previous week, the event, or the time in the hospital, but she was fine otherwise.

In October 2012, along with Emma, the man who helped me and another man who was supportive, I was awarded Citizen Service Awards for participating in saving a life.

I was awe struck. What I knew medically said this was not possible. What I was hearing was incredible. I could not reply. I welled up. I went to my car and sobbed. I had experienced something extraordinary. She was ok. I felt so deeply humble and thankful is the only way to explain it. I still think of the instant complete love I felt that day for this stranger. I am grateful and know that this experience and my feelings of love had and have meaning beyond what is explainable but it matters about who we are and what we do for each other; the subtle synchronicities and intertwining of life and our lives with each other. I was there because of my creative work, years of writing and painting in the making. A labor of love, the unfolding of the unknown and the courage to move forward with purpose- this is the story of a girl, Lilly, in The Magic Gown...and this is my story.

J. L. Kimmel, RN, MTS, is a writer, artist, therapist, and teacher. She is the author and artist of the awardwinning children’s book The Magic Gown and co-author with Italian writer/artist David Ceccarelli of the award-winning young adult novel, The Yawning Rabbit River Chronicle. Creating enchanted worlds combined with realism and her love for nature is what she does best. She lives My next book, The Yawning Rabbit Riv- in Locust, New Jersey. er Chronicle, was published in 2012, is a more developed story and yet with a similar www.jlkimmel.com truth at its heart; caring, taking chances, moving forward no matter what, and being good to each other. 45 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ January 2015


The Natural Solution:

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits for Beauty by Lucas Van Der Burg

Apple cider vinegar, sometimes referred to as cider vinegar or ACV, is made from cider or apple must. It has become very popular because of its many health benefits and beauty properties. Because of it high potassium content, it is best to consult with a health care professional before taking ACV. Although you can make your own apple cider vinegar, you can find it in a natural state at any health food store. Let’s explore some of the benefits of apple cider vinegar. health. For more specific ways in which apple cider can help treat specific ailments, contact a nutritionist who will be better equipped to answer specific questions. For more general uses, you can try apple cider vinegar in some of the following ways. Internal use Research has shown that ACV can assist the body in its daily functions as well as fight off colds and influenza. It helps in digestion, lowers bad cholesterol, strengthens the heart, lowers blood pressure and stabilizes How to use apple cider vinegar blood sugar. It also contains anti-oxidants that help fight some types of cancer. It can Apple cider vinegar can promote healthier cure an upset stomach by drinking it as a skin and hair as well as be beneficial for daily tonic. 46 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ January 2015


To make your own daily tonic, mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and honey in a glass of water. Usually, one tablespoon of ACV and one tablespoon of honey in 8 ounces of warm or cold water would be a general guideline, but feel free to tweak this recipe depending on your personal preferences. There are also other ways to drink it. You could add it to apple juice or add a bit of fresh cinnamon to neutralize its taste (some coffee shops serve apple cider with a cinnamon stick). External use If your feet feel tired and ache, give them a bath. Put half a cup of apple cider vinegar in a tub of warm water. Wiggle your toes around and let your feet soak for a few minutes. A footbath is a great way to relax before heading off to bed. If your body is too acidic, take a vinegar bath. To properly restore the acid to alkaline balance in your body, simply add 1 to 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a warm bath. Soak your body for about 45 minutes. Aside from clearing your body from excess acid, a vinegar bath helps anyone with a dry or irritated skin make it feel soft. If baths aren’t your thing, consider mixing one cup each of ACV and warm water in a spray bottle. After your shower, spray your entire body with the mixture. Wait a few minutes and rinse. Your whole body will feel refreshed.

and lean your face over it. Cover your head with a towel for a few minutes to allow the steam to open up your pores and loosen any impurities from your skin’s surface. Commercial products on the market Aside from the natural form of apple cider vinegar, many commercial products also exist. Such products include body washes and hair and facial products. Taking ACV in its natural state is just as beneficial if not better than these products. A note of caution Because apple cider vinegar is very acidic, never drink it straight. Always dilute it with water. After drinking ACV, you should rinse your mouth with water. Also, do not brush your teeth right away because it might grind the vinegar into your enamel. A great way to avoid ACV touching your teeth is to drink it with a straw. ACV tablets are a great alternative to the liquid, although they don’t work as fast. Also, avoid eye contact with apple cider vinegar as the acid will burn and redden the eyes The benefits of apple cider vinegar seem endless. These simple methods and ways of using ACV are all great and inexpensive. More importantly, they have proven methods beneficial to your body and to the environment. As long as you use it carefully and for recognized, healthy purposes, apple cider vinegar benefits will continue to reveal themselves. Try it for yourself.

Other benefits of apple cider vinegar include its topically use on different body parts, especially the face. For a deep cleansing steam face wash, add 3 tablespoons of ACV to a pan of boiled water

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A NEW CHAPTER BEGINS

Message from Goddess Mother

by Jan Diana

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My Beloved Children

what you would like to see happen in this New Year.

“It is with great joy that we greet each other this day. Today begins a new page in the This year is filled with promise and chapters of your most glorious journey of potentials for dreams to be realized more heart. than ever. The sweet energy of Earth supports you in manifesting your hearts desires Take a few moments to ponder upon your in greater ease and grace than has been life as it has unfolded up to this moment. available before. You have experienced many different moments; some of great joy and happiness Let me share with you how you can reach while some perhaps were painful and up- these dreams more easily. First, you must setting for many reasons. have an idea of what you would like to have happen. In order to manifest your Let us celebrate all that you have experi- dream you will need a clear vision of it so enced thus far, for it has flavored you with that you can focus your thoughts on creatwho you are today. Let us be in gratitude ing it. for the blessing of life itself with its many ups and downs, for life is the grand adven- After you have a vision, it is important to ture. clear blocks that might potentially block you from realizing that dream. There are Now after you have reflected on the past, many tools that are available to help you let us begin a new chapter free of any with this. If you open your mind and heart thoughts of experiences of less than you asking to be guided to what tools can assist might have chosen or desired. Let us make you, the pathways will be made known to a new plan for a new chapter with our focus you. on the desires of your of heart. Next it is important to let go of the old Take a few moments to ponder on what story, the old chapters of your life, celebrate you would really love to experience in them and release attachment to them. your life. What would bring you great You are in a new day every day. Each day joy? What have you always dreamed of the energy is different, each moment the experiencing and enjoying in your life? energy is different. Life is a flowing As you ponder on this topic, let us set aside journey. The key is to see each day as new, all the reasons your mind may bring up on live in the moment, and be open to the flow why you cannot have these dreams. This of what is now available to you. is a time to dream freely without thoughts of what has been or even what you think As you let go of the past, bless it, celebrate is impossible. it and celebrate YOU. You are amazing and have come this far in your sacred jourLet us ask the Angels that are working ney. Now you can begin a new chapter, with you to hold you in such a loving with conscious choices that support you, space that you will feel greater freedom to your mastery and the life of your dreams. dream. As you are dreaming, make a list of 49 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ January 2015


It is as simple as that, yet it takes focus and action. This is part of your personal journey of remembering who you truly are, and developing your mastery. It is a journey of recognizing your divine truth. Within this grand adventure, there are limitless potentials for you to elevate, to expand, and to experience what will lead you to become the great master that you are.

where all is possible. It is time for play. It is a time to be lighthearted. It is a time to bask in the joy of the loving nature that you are.

Let go of the old stories, the old ways of being and thinking. Take the next steps on your journey in awareness, fostering your personal empowerment and mastery. Love yourself, love your life love all that is and be in joy.

You are ready my sweet ones. I hold your dreams in my heart with you. I cheer you on, holding the vision of your grandness always for I know your truth. You are My Beloved children, filled with wonder and great promise.

Choosing to create and live what brings your heart joy is the way of further expansion and the pathway of great wisdom. You have the ability to do all that you desire for you are my children. Each of you is endowed with the innate abilities and gifts to make your journey all that you desire it to be.

May you find your dreams and begin your new chapter in hope, joy and a sense of inner peace in knowing you are on your path.�

Each of you has a divine purpose and plan which you have within your heart. Open up to this truth and allow yourself to be guided by your knowing self. There are ways and means to develop these skills which you will be guided to as you Today and every day I celebrate you My desire and choose . Beloveds for you have been on such an amazing journey. Here you are now, at The joy of remembering is so sweet. Bea place that you have co-created with gin your new chapter with a song in your your brothers and sisters. You are ready heart. Let your heart guide you, let go of for the next Chapters in your book of life. the past of limiting thoughts and dream, Your heart has been calling out for these dream, dream. times and now you have arrived. Focus on your visions. Make a plan and You have the choice to make this day, take the action steps that will lead you to each day, and this year be the best in your your dream. life. You have been climbing a mountain. Now you are nearing the top where the This is the time you have dreamed into view is clearer and your understanding is being. Open your heart and allow the blessblossoming. ings to flow.

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With great love, Your Beloved Mother


As a Gift I am offering you a Free Tele- Class, “Dream your Dreams” Take a journey to a place where you can create your dreams easily. Enjoy what it feels like to have no limitations on what you desire to create. Receive a tool that will assist you in letting go of the old stories, allowing you to move into greater personal empowerment. Your heart will sing in joy as you remember more of your truth. Note: Register by subscribing by email at: www.sunshineinyourheart.com (if the time is not convenient, register to receive the recording when available)

Jan Diana is an intuitive healer, spiritual teacher, and master practitioner. Her mission is to assist clients and students in creating harmony, balance, heightened levels of clarity, develop innate gifts and abilities, empowering them on their personal evolution to create the dreams of their heart. She utilizes several modalities including SVH L3M, Animal healing, GHM, Language of love, Reiki Master, and more. Sessions and Classes by phone. If you have questions or would like to set up a session, you can reach her at website www.sunshineinyourheart.com or by email sunsinyourheart@aol.com SPECIAL offer 20% discount for new clients. Free meditation journeys, articles, & classes. http://www.sunshineinyourheart.com/free_ telecasts.html

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WHERE GREAT VISIONARY MINDS COME TOGETHER TO CREATE, TO GROW, AND TO FLOURISH


The Higher Connections Network (HCN) is different from any other network you have encountered; a place where successful and like-minded people come together to release their creativity, achieve their goals, and advance gracefully into the next chapter of their lives and their careers. HCN offers a powerful positive milieu where people can meet, grow, learn, work, rest, give and receive. The Higher Connections Network is based on the premise that given the proper environment, assistance and support, each individual can grow, create and nourish at a much higher level that what they can do on their own The Higher Connections concept evolved organically through the personal journey of its founder, Ashkan Tabibnia, as he was navigating his way through a series of successful ventures and life experiences. Each of these endeavors was in its own way satisfying and fulfilling, yet they always left him hungry for something more. Where was the joy? Where was the fun? Where was that mysterious missing something that would pull it all together and make everything “worth It” In the end? These were the questions that kept nagging at him, never fully answered, yet never fully out of mind as he scurried on to the next series of goals, tasks and deadlines. Gradually and eventually out of the mist and business of life came the clarity and vision that had previously eluded him. From that vision, Higher Connections was born. If you have experienced some measure of success in your life, you, too, have probably asked yourself similar questions. Each of us has our own phrasing, but it goes something like this… who am I, really? What’s it all about?, Where am I going? and How am I going to get there? These are the kinds of questions that Higher Connections Network is designed to help you answer. Perhaps you have mastered some aspects of your life, like a trade, a business, your relationships or family, yet somehow it feels out of balance. Or maybe you have enjoyed great success but lack a sense of purpose. Or you sense that you have come as far as you can on your own but could go further still by having a support system, interacting with others or working with a team. Maybe you have developed some skills, talents or systems that you believe can help others become more successful. Either way, Higher Connections Network may have what you need to take that next step. Find out how Higher Connections and any of its twelve divisions can help get you where you want to go….HIGHER! You can be a memeber today with Higher Connections Network(HCN) by simply visiting WWW.HIGHER.ORG #GetConnected 55 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ January 2015


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ACCEPTANCE ERASES

FEAR

by Ellen Angelica Pendergast

What to do when you are so far ahead and what you wish to see show up....(Somethen slip behind....? thing like you cannot have hot without cold; up without down). On your way to Mastery? Or is it just an ongoing process......FOREVER??? The answer is APPRECIATION! Appreciation serves to prevent this problem... Are you thinking that you have reached for when you truly appreciate EVERYMastery, and then feel fear.....AGAIN? THING, then there is no need to create the opposite first, as appreciation brings What is going on? that for what you wish IMMEDIATELY. The reason being that it is a statement First, tell yourself that you NOW KNOW, that knows that it is already there...In and so shall it be~ appreciating, we are happy, and more things will manifest to keep us happy. It It really is All Good, ...and I KNOW this is focusing on what we do wish and what truth is TRUE....meaning everything is we have, rather than what we do not. in Divine Order. (For that statement creates THAT experience....the experience of If we are happy and something shows KNOWING!) up that could potentially bring one down from that happy frequency, merely apSo why the fear? preciating the problem...(yes the problem!), will eradicate it immediately....for all Fear comes from creating the opposite of Masters know this, and therefore never what you wish for, in order to then create do they ‘curse’ the darkness.

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In appreciating what IS at that moment, happiness continues, and however things may change, all paths eventually lead to an Awareness, which brings accepting change (for when in the state of accepting change, all possibilities are seen), which then brings forth Evolution. Therefore, CHANGE IS ALWAYS GOOD; it is Evolution, and that is why we are here...to EXPERIENCE ourselves as the Grandest and Greatest vision and version of ourselves we REALLY ARE!.... and you cannot do so without change and therefore, evolution.

Ellen Angelica Pendergast received a B.A. in Education in 1978; four major fields of study: English, Art, Social Studies, and Psychology. Received her M.S. in Clinical Psychology in 1997. Has treated patients in a locked psych ward, held a two office private practice, and currently is starting a private practice in Arizona.

By APPRECIATION (we allow thorough our awareness, acceptance, which allows change), and we begin the process, or rather, we flow with it, rather than resist it; fear becomes then the illusion it is, and one that we are free of showing up in our reality.

Taught Psychology classes at a University in the Chicago area, and has just completed a children’s book. She is currently writing another book for young adults and the general public.

Contact Ellen; spiritmindedblog@gmail.com Therefore, bless the darkness and curse it not, for all is GOD, manifest to perfection through US; through Love, which is who we all Really Are. If you feel fear, allow it to be; free of resistance, look through it, and it will disappear. How? By appreciation; appreciation brings awareness, which brings acceptance, which brings forth gratitude, and Gratitude brings us to a frequency of Love, where there is only joy, abundance and peace. Blessings!

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Q&A

Ask Ellen Heller

Spirit-Minded (Advice Column)

“All questions can be sent to: spiritmindedblog@gmail.com

Question: Dear Spirit-Minded: Sometimes I have such a hard time accepting things as they are…not only my personal life, but the entire world problems! HELP! Signed, Intolerant Answer:

When one is in a state of appreciation and gratitude then all fear is erased, and being what you call, ‘intolerant’ is nothing more than on some level, being fearful. Appreciation leads to one feeling at ease with the way things are, knowing that all is Good, change is always good, and we are all safe….We are all safe because there is nothing for us to be. Remember, there is only One Divine Being really here, split into the illusion of individual Souls, but the truth is that everything is always in Divine Right Order, and THAT thought, and that FEELING will manifest THAT reality!

Dear Intolerant, Just look at your ‘signature!’ Your statement is that you are THAT, and so it is! Strive for acceptance by appreciation. Blessings

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Mediterranean Monk Seal

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The Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) is one of the world’s most endangered marine mammals, with fewer than 600 individuals currently surviving. In ancient Greece, monk seals were placed under the protection of Poseidon and Apollo because they showed a great love for sea and sun. One of the first coins, minted around 500 BC, depicted the head of a monk seal, and the creatures were immortalized in the writings of Homer, Plutarch and Aristotle. To fishermen and seafarers, catching sight of the animals frolicking in the waves or loafing on the beaches was considered to be an omen of good fortune. The Mediterranean monk seal is a close relative of the Caribbean monk seal and is one

of the rarest animals in the world. Mediterranean monk seals prefer to live on coastal areas in groups or “colonies.” They appear to be social and have been seen in groups from 20 to 300 seals. The seals have also been found in caves resting or mating. The cave usage seems to be in response to human disturbance. They prefer to be active and feed during the day, feeding on a variety of marine organisms, including eels, tuna, sardines, and also octopuses. Mating occurs from September to November and the seals prefer to mate in the water. Females give birth to only one pup and may not give birth to another for two more years. The bond between the mother and pup is said to be strong and they remain together for up to three years.

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The Mediterranean monk seal species was nearly wiped out due to hunting for its skin in the 1800s. Today, the main threats are killing by fishermen who consider the seals competitors for fish, accidental entanglement in fishing gear, human disturbance, and habitat loss. This species is now protected by law by many countries. The name ‘Monk’ seal was suggested by Johann Hermann in 1779, when the naturalist

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known locally as moine in Marseille, which he concluded must be this same species. He was also reassured by contacts who had lived in Marseille that the animal was indeed called moine there. Wryly noting a monkish resemblance (the shape of the head and scapula-like shoulders) as the seal arched up on the pool edge, he judged it a well suited name, and saw no reason to change it.

Threats The main threats arrayed against the Mediterranean monk seal include: habitat deterioration and loss by coastal development, including disturbance by tourism and pleasure boating; deliberate killing by fishermen


and fish farm operators, who consider the animal a pest that damages their nets and ‘steals’ their fish, particularly in depleted coastal fishing grounds; accidental entanglement in fishing gear leading to death by drowning; decreased food availability due to over-fishing pressures; so-called stochastic events, such as disease outbreaks.

the largest surviving population of Mediterranean monk seals were wiped out within the space of two months at Cabo Blanco (the Côte des Phoques) in the Western Sahara. While opinions on the precise causes of this epidemic remain sharply divided, the mass die-off emphasised the precarious status of a species already regarded as critically endangered throughout its range.

The Mediterranean monk seal is particularly sensitive to human disturbance, with coastal development and tourism pressures driving the species to inhabit increasingly marginal and unsuitable habitat. In some pupping caves, pups are vulnerable to storm surges http://www.monachus-guardian.org/factfiles/ and may be washed away and drowned. medit01.htm Unforeseen or stochastic events, such as http://www.earthsendangered.com/profile. disease epidemics, toxic algae or oil spills asp?gr=M&view=c&ID=1&sp=829 may also threaten the survival of the monk seal. In the summer of 1997, two thirds of

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Intuition

Intuition is Not a Twelve-Step Program

is Not a Twelve-Step Program

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First, let me say I truly believe all of us were born with exactly the same amount of intuition. It’s quite simple, really: there is nothing I can do that you can’t. It all comes down to trust. Trust in your body, trust in your thoughts, trust in your soul.

er would do, she sent me to the store to buy his book. I reached for it on the top shelf, and my arm froze above my head. I couldn’t move, and Father’s voice rumbled in my mind. “Stop. Do not contaminate the knowledge and information you have within. That is yours, and yours alone.”

Intuition is the fine-tuning and compilation of all five of our senses. At that, I grimaced. “Okay, fine, just let me have my arm back.” It’s is trusting that everything we sense is truth. You can’t make a mistake. Absolute- Carpel Tunnel Nurse ly trust what you know. How? Well, that’s A nurse came to me with carpal tunnel easy: simply keep in mind that you already syndrome. She scheduled the appointment know all of this; you’re just remembering. on Monday, needed to see me by Tuesday, My belief is that we’re born fully sighted and walked away without pain. This is how and fully knowing. We forget. How do we it happened. I asked her, “What is your learn to incorporate this knowledge into body telling you?” our lives? “Nothing,” she answered, but I could see My son, Daniel, was struggling with a prob- the words circling around her head. “Nothlem as a teenager, and he became upset ing at all.” as I was trying to comfort him. “What do you hear?” I asked. “You know,” he said, “you really are arro- “Nothing,” she said. “I’m fine.” gant.” “Excuse me?” And so we danced. I asked her a question, “God speaks directly to you. The rest of us and she dodged it. I pressured her, and have to figure it out, and it’s not easy.” Well, she put up a shield. It went around like this yes and no. I walk in my right brain, or intu- for a few minutes, and then I said, “That’s ition, but I’m an analytical person. I have to not true. Tell me what you hear.” understand it. In addition to that—and the truly important bit—God speaks directly to us all. He is our intuition. We just need to She looked at me, exasperated. “Fine. All I hear is a stupid song from the ‘70s. It trust and listen. goes, ‘You don’t have to be a star.’“ She paused, and her eyes widened slightly. 1. Step 1: There is no Step 1. “Oh, I get it!” I explained why. “You’ve put 2. Step 2: Refer to Step 1. so much pressure on yourself to be perI do everything Father tells me as soon as fect, as many of our lives depend upon our it’s said, but that doesn’t mean I don’t sit performance. You have to be the star, and and analyze it for three days. For example, you stored that pressure in your wrist.” at age 12, a teacher told me I reminded her of Edgar Cayce, so, like any good teach-

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“There’s more, isn’t there?” she asked, sensing what was coming next. “If I ask you how you are, and the answer is ‘fine,’ it simply means you’re not willing to tell me how you’re feeling. In my line of work, fine stands for Fearfully Internalizing Necessary Events. It means you’re scared, and you don’t want to go there.”

or so I thought. I wasn’t ready or prepared to study this thing, but I did, because that’s what my intuition told me to do. And I realized my earlier assumptions couldn’t have been further from the truth. After two days of training, I learned hypnotherapy was just a continuation, another expansion, of my ability to understand my mind.

When we first learn to apply our intuition in helping others, we just remember that everyone has blockages. It’s natural, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. For those of you looking to assist others, keep in mind that the difference between an intuitive and a good intuitive is not limiting yourself to one or two senses. 1. See. 2. Taste. 3. Smell. 4. Touch. 5. Listen.

Tips for practitioners and patients:

Imagine that we stand in the middle of a forest. A birch tree sways to the left, its branches cracking and snapping with each gust of wind. The air smells damp from the morning’s dew, with a faint tinge of mold. And the taste of it . . . the taste of this day is one of freshness, like a bite of a recently plucked orange. And then? Then we intuit. So we’ve established intuition, what it is, and how to interpret it, but it’s important to be aware that the things we intuit are not always what we think they’ll be.

3. Don’t remove one hundred percent of an energy blockage from someone’s body. They need to do the ColorWorks homework in order to take responsibility and change their own behavior.

For example, since the time God slapped my hand for attempting to grab an Edgar Cayce book, I haven’t been allowed to read or study other individuals’ work. So, many years later, what did my intuition— God—tell me? Ah, yes, of course. It’s time to study hypnotherapy. I had no idea what it was, really, and the little I did know wasn’t terribly positive. It was mind control,

The Soul Path and Intuition

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1. It isn’t enough to analytically understand the changes we need to make. Our changes must go deeper, and psychological therapy helps us deal with the mental or emotional part of an event. However, if the energy remains in our bodies, we are destined to repeat our behavior. 2. Because behavioral change is the goal, don’t work on people who don’t know they’re being worked on.

4. If there is no change in the way a person is speaking or perceiving her life, she will simply continue to create her disease. 5. You are responsible for everything you say. That can’t be emphasized enough.

Every soul is here to do something, whether that’s to evolve, to rest, or on rare occasions, simply to exist. We started to die the moment the sperm entered the egg. Not born, but conceived. We are all going to die. It’s inevitable.


We must let go of this fear of death, as it’s simply a change of form, a progression of our soul’s path, and that’s all. However, we can’t check out until we’ve accomplished our job in this life.

PATTI CONKLIN is a world-class energy healer, and a much sought-after facilitator who has shared her experiences and changed lives at hundreds of workshops, lectures, and conferences.

For me, I explain free will as follows: “You can be happy or miserable, but you will walk the path that you and the Universe agreed upon before you entered this physical form.” There’s a strange disconnect there, between free will and the soul path. The soul path almost seems to imply that there’s no such thing as free will, but that’s not what I believe. We have a path, we have Her work and gifts have been a goal, but how we get there is up to us. referenced in many books, People often ask me, “How do I know if I’m on the path?” I answer, “How can you possibly be off the path?” Few people know what their path is, but think about this: if we don’t know what our path is, then we can’t be off it. Because, there isn’t just one soul path, there are thousands. As long as we reach the end goal, the place that we and God agreed upon before we entered this world, then we’re right where we need to be. That’s where perception comes into play. We can be happy or sad, but at the end of our lives, we will have accomplished what we needed to accomplish. We’re always on path, always on purpose. If we don’t like our lives, then we must change our perception. Everything else follows.

such as Miracles of the Casa by Josie Ravenwing, a book about John of Godin Brazil; Soul Agreements by Dick Sutphen; and Radical Remissions by Dr. Kelly Turner. She is a frequent keynote speaker at alternative healing conventions, including the annual meeting of the American Board of Hypnotherapy.

She is the creator of ColorWorks, a visualization process that uses active vibration within your body to release or heal specific symptoms, emotions, or physical challenges. Even an episode of the X-Files was partially based on her And this is also where intuition comes into play. When we trust our intuition, we’re sim- life and experience. ply following our soul path. The two are intrinsically linked, and it’s impossible for one Her book God Within, ISBN 978-1-9737907-23-5, to be correct while the other is false.

Rainbow Ridge Books is available Trust your intuition. Trust your soul everywhere books are sold. path.

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Cats at the Studios, Inc. (“CATS, INC.�) is a non-profit rescue organization comprised entirely of volunteers. We are dedicated to nurturing, neutering & spaying, and finding homes for abandoned cats and kittens.

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