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When the Horses Whispers by Rosalyn Berne


by Rashmi Khilnani

July 2015 Volume 5 Issue 7









AFFIRMATION by Jeremy McDonald






THE FLOW by Jan Diana


THE ELEMENTS by Rashmi Khilnani


EVERYDAY PROBLEMS &........ by Lisette Larkins


BEING AN EMPATH byEllen Angelica Penergast


COLOR WORKS (part 2) by Patti Conklin




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EDEN Magazine

spreading compassion to all sentient beings and Living in healing and peaceful world

Maryam Morrison Editor-in Chief WEBSITE FACEBOOK CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Sherri Cortland Jan Diana Roxana Jones & Arnaud Saint-Paul Ellen Angelica Pendergast Heike Stenzel Michael WhiteRyan


Eden Magazine is an independent monthly online magazine. Our aim is to create a better environment where we live among other living being in peace and harmony. We support artists that their work match our criteria. If you would like to submit your artwork, article or/and your Photography For our future issues please contact Maryam Morrison at; or 3 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ July 2015

Sudi Burnett healer, spirtual teacher, intuitive healthand spirtual coach




Growing up privileged like a princess, Sudi lacked for absolutely nothing. That is until when at age 10 her dearly beloved father, who meant everything to her, passed away. Throughout her life, Sudi felt connected to her father’s spirit, eventually leading to being guided into her life’s divine purpose. Sudi grew up with a lifelong affinity for creating a healthy lifestyle. As a precocious six year 8 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ July 2015

old, she intuitively gathered leaves, plants, and flowers; creating a vegetarian soup. Because of her passion and love for herbs and alternative medicine, she became an expert in nutrition, as well as exercise, and alchemized both, uniquely tailoring health programs for her clients’ ideal mind/body/spiritual health.Despite the thriving business, Sudi felt compelled to be of more efficient universal service than her one on one guidance provided.

Soon, tragedy struck again. This time in the form of a devastating car accident that brought Sudi’s mind fully into the spirit world, losing consciousness and connection to this earthbound dimensional existence, but receiving ethereal entrance through a portal of light into a whole new world, with an overwhelming sensation — blissful beyond description, of being “home,” with her father’s spirit coming to her like a guardian angel, in a cosmic reunion of

father and daughter.Despite begging to stay in the angelic realm, she was told she still had a lifetime of work to complete. While healing from the terrible accident, a new perspective on life overcame Sudi, beginning a new journey deeply within, studying Sufism, Buddhism, and the Kabbalah, which inspired her career into the direction of life coaching, mentoring and an even more focused holistic approach with nutrition.

Sudi’s teachings expanded internationally when, “Sudi’s Show” began airing on TV and continued its run for over 10 years on its international TV station.She reached thousands of viewers and touched them with her daily spiritual teachings. Towards the last years of “Sudi’s Show”, she began to more fully embrace the topics of health and nutrition, as well as the spiritual realm with her viewers.

You are a healer!” This Spirit informed Sudi that she has been a healer for “many lifetimes.” This experience opened Sudi to receive messages directly from Spirit. Sudi’s first meditation was held live on international television, resulting in a “coming home” level of peace and serenity.This captivating meditation began the first of many seminars around the world in which Sudi would lead a meditation and share her spiritual lessons to inspire countless others to hopefully inspire others, in turn. Sudi surIn the last few years, Sudi has truly recognized renders to Spirit’s guidance in all areas of her her spiritual gifts and fine-tuned her special teachings. She knows she is completely fulfillrole as a healer. The pivotal moment for her ing her life’s purpose. Many of Sudi’s teachings was when a healer channeled Spirit to deliver are available on DVD and CD and is currently a message to Sudi: “You have been chosen to creating her new line of DVD’s and CD’s. help people open their hearts and go within. 99 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥♥ June July 2015

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Beliefs and Change:

Your Inseparable Companions Roxana Jones


Not too long ago, I used to be this unhappy woman living a life in auto-pilot, trying to convince my heart that all I was and all I had was more than enough, even when deep inside I felt so empty and sad. In those days, my ego mind would take total control of my thoughts from the moment I would open my eyes until I was ready to go back to bed and sleep until the next morning when I would repeat the same exact dispiriting cycle all over again. My ego, as the excellent survival mechanism that it is, did everything possible to keep me safe in that reality, simply because that is the ego’s job: to keep us safe no matter how unhappy we are. So, as a good girl who tried to please everyone, society, family and ego included, I obediently followed my unhappiness for thirty three years. Yes, I followed my ego for THIRTY THREE years, until my heart had to intervene in the most drastic ways, seeing that my possibilities to change were becoming slimmer every day. I was so accustomed to believe I was right by thinking in the way I used to that I didn’t see the need to change my beliefs. And even though I felt so unhappy, I guess one of my not so practical beliefs was that heaven would bring me someday the happiness I was looking for without having to change a thing (I know! We humans can have the craziest ideas!) I was lucky enough to have a brave heart inside of me, which loved me enough to show me how to put my ego aside so I could look at my life, my beliefs, all that I was and all that I had, for the very first time. It was the first time I realized how stubborn I had been. Until that moment, I had been revering my role as a victim of others and of circumstances so much… and every time someone would try to help me, I would fill myself with hundreds of excuses and explanations simply because I wanted to continue proving I was


right, that MY story was the valid one. How wrong I was when I tried to defend myself every time life gave me the opportunity to change and realize I wasn’t as right as I believed. Since that day when I lost the interest of proving to be right and I said yes to change, everything has been and continues to be such an amazing experience. It is as if life has new colors every day. And you know what? That same day I began to change, I also began to feel happy and my happiness has not left my life since then. So, all of this sounds good, but what does it have to do with you? I want you to use my words to see if just like me, you are living your life based on the beliefs that your ego has been selling you to keep you safe. Make an effort to see if you could be able to look at your life from a different point of view, and from there, see all the things you could change. How? 1. Begin by saying yes to change, by believing that perhaps, only perhaps, you need to change. 2. Make a request to your heart asking it to help you to go beyond your ego mind. Here’s an example: “Please dear Heart, help me to put my ego aside so I can begin seeing the endless possibilities of my life, and so be it.” 3. Believe your beliefs are NOT fixed or constant and that you can change them as you wish because, by changing your beliefs it is that you can change your world. 4. Write these three points in a note or postit. Read and focus on them daily until the next great thing happens in your life! Until next time, and don’t forget to be love,

Roxana Jones and Arnaud Saint-Paul devote themselves to their life purpose: To open as many hearts as possible and to help shifting the consciousness of the planet. As spiritual healers and teachers, life and business partners, their intent is to “help millions around the world to embrace change and start living the type of love, happiness and abundance both of them now know exists for everyone once they are healed.” Together, they work enthusiastically in bringing to their audience the best of themselves so that everyone can connect to their own Truth and unveil who they truly are: divine beings enlightening the world in their own unique ways, even when darkness makes it hard to believe it is so.



BENEDICTION Horses have the capacity to help us heal the COMPANIONS ON OUR JOURNEY human heart. Let us stand in their presence This book expresses in human language what with openness and faith. horses have to say when given the chance to speak. It is a story about the bond between These beings left the realm of existence that horse and human, and the communication is the “soul- of-horse” and chose to labor in made possible when the bond is based on the service of humans. They are not angels, love. It recounts the equine healing work that but are rather our companions on a journey helped in reclaiming my authentic self, a testhat none of us controls but that, if we trust timony to the power of horses in transforming it, can guide us to places we have always our losses into a deeper human wholeness. longed to be. For me, these included miscarriage followed by the loss of a newborn daughter, the menThis journey is not generic or abstract; it is tal illness of an adult son, the end of a thirtyintensely personal. It calls us to re-member, year mar- riage, and a traumatic childhood to put back together, our whole selves in the sexual encounter. Conversa- tions with fifteen wholeness of creation. It requires us to face horses, most of who live and work in Costa the parts of us that we split off, denied, and Rica, are featured along with their photoplaced in shadow because they were too graphs, capturing them as individual beings painful. Horses can help us find these lost in service to humans on a shared evolutionparts, and call forth our courage to reclaim ary journey. them. I am not a “horse person.” I have never Horses are here on the earth because we owned a horse. I don’t ride regularly, nor am need them. This has been true for thousands I skilled in handling horses. But I have been of years, although the ways in which we need touched by the soul-of-horse, and have been them have evolved. They have consented to hum- bly honored to receive a gift, a “don de enter into loving service to us, out of their in- Dios” as a Costa Rican horseman called it, stinctual concern for our wellbeing, and for which has enabled me to sense and bring to our mutual purposes of spiritual growth. What human expression the thoughts of these wonother animals have literally carried us on their drous crea- tures. I share the treasure I have received in communicating with these beings backs for purposes of war, recreation, farm- so that other people may better understand ing, hunting, show- manship, and competitive their inner world, and the ways it can help sport? What other beings have accompa- us understand our own. And for those who nied us on long and arduous journeys across ride or own horses, I tell this story as another diffi- cult terrain that would have been impos- way for you to learn to trust what you hear sible for us without their help, and more re- when your horse needs to speak. cently have provided us with physical therapy and emotional support as well? The horses I have spoken with over the last two and a half years have given me tremenHow incredible that the Divine reaches us dous support in my own journey of personal through com- munication with the non-human transformation. They entered my reality and world, for deeper consubhelped me change how I see my life. stantiality.


The emotional dynamics of my early childhood had left me with a heavy sense of responsibility for others—the students I teach, my family, the homeless people I pass on the street. I also felt responsible to be strong and intelligent, healthy, and accomplished, a beacon of success for my extended family and community.

In the city, life was loud. We lived on a main artery, Wayne Avenue, in the Germantown neighborhood. Wayne was busy day and night with buses, cars, electric trolleys that rattled on old steel rails, racing police vehicles, and ambulances with blaring sirens. Freight and passenger trains rumbled along the Reading Line. Frequent family gatherings This ingrained sense of responsibility came added the buzz of gossiping aunts, gathered with a price: it sat like a lid on top of deeper in our kitchen with my grandmother. The womfeelings of sorrow and grief, served to pre- en cooked while uncles sank into upholstered serve the illusion of being in control, and also chairs in the living room, beer cans in hand tamped down the terror of losing that precious and cigarettes hanging from their lips, yelling control. It took encounters with remarkable at the Phillies or the Eagles on the black and horses to make me feel and accept, deep in white screen, or arguing over politics or curmy core, just how powerless I am over many rent affairs. elements of my life. Without these horses, I might not have gone to that depth, might Outdoors, children played stickball on the not have touched that fear or felt that grief, or tarred streets. Hand-made box carts and rollcome to the profound realizations I received. er-skates screeched beneath the shouting I discovered that life need not feel so burden- voices. Girls played double-dutch with blursome, that pain and uncertainty can be car- ring ropes, rhythmically brushing the cement ried more lightly, that there are many other squares of the sidewalk. The cacophony of beings here to help, if we allow them into our laughing, shouting, and cursing in that neighhearts. borhood swirled around our house, sometimes gleeful, more often discordant, while Horses have a profound capacity to commu- inside, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Wolfnicate directly and in detail with humans, al- gang Mozart, and Count Basie sus- tained though of course they don’t use spoken hu- a sweeter music on the high fidelity phonoman language. But their pre-linguistic and graph. sometimes visual mode of expression can be understood in human-language terms if one When I joined Girl Scout Junior troop # 139 at is open to the experience. The horses fea- age 9, I discovered a new, quieter, and even tured here are highly perceptive, sensitive, richer side of the city. Led by a married couple and aware. They are offering their hearts to with a passion for the outdoors, one Saturday connect deeply with their human compan- we headed out of our church meeting place for ions. And they have a lot to say! a full day’s hike in Fairmount Park. I thought I’d gone to heaven: I saw majestic trees that People often ask me, “How and when did you didn’t just form the familiar man- made lines learn to communicate with horses?” The short along city streets, but instead grew in a new answer is that it hap- pened a few years ago, and wilder order in a thick forest. Milky quartz while riding a horse in Costa Rica. But when and mica-tinged granite shimmered under I reach back in memory I find that my ability flowing creeks. Huge rock outcrop- pings proto sense the thoughts and feelings of horses truded from the hills as concrete bridges started many years ago, when I was a child soared high above. Open fields grew wild living in Philadelphia. flowers. I began to feel the quiet, as the city’s hubbub grew distant.


And there were horses: I smelled them and saw their droppings along the trail. Toward the end of the day, we finally reached the stables. The sound of whinnying emanated from the dimly lit stalls where dark manes and heads appeared as massive shadows. Something stirred in me: Who are these creatures? I wondered. The fullest answer wouldn’t come for nearly 45 years, though I had my first inkling two summers later with an Arabian horse named Aladdin. Aladdin was one of the horses at Echo Farm Camp. Located northeast of Philadelphia in Bucks County, Echo Farm had the classic summer camp elements: “bunks” and “bug juice” and the like. I attended a twoweek session the summer I turned eleven. Camp’s amenities brought great relief to us city kids: a swimming pond, walking trails, playing fields, yoga classes, campfires with “s’mores,” guitars and singing, and arts and crafts. But my favorite was horseback riding. We were taught how to pass behind a horse to avoid being kicked, how to put on a saddle and bridle, and how to secure the black velvet rid- ing helmets to our heads. Mounting and dismounting, muck- ing the stalls, and brushing and feeding the horses were part of our daily routine. We did most of our riding in an enclosed ring, English-style, so I was delighted on the days when we’d go out onto the fields and trails. It felt good to find out that under my direction a horse would go this way or that, and would stop, trot, and jump with me on its back.

deep, opening wide at my presence. I felt as if he cared about me. When my hand stroked his cheeks, my lips touched his forehead, or my chest and shoulders pressed against his side, a sense of profound ease came over me. With Aladdin, I feared nothing. There was plenty for a young girl to be afraid of back then: gangs that might erupt into violence, strange men attempting to fondle, and mean girls who threatened to beat me up for being different. I was afraid to walk those three long blocks down Wayne Avenue to Chelten to my Scout meetings, or to my elementary school on Greene Street. I was afraid I might pass the wrong place or person at the wrong time, and find myself in harm’s way. I felt the fearsome presence of gangs like “Haines Street” and “Brickyard,” who were rumored to roam near our home. I dreaded the empty parks where shadowy figures lurked behind bushes and inebriated men slumped on benches. I knew about the rough hands of grown men, powerless over everything else in their lives, who thrust themselves onto naive young girls like me.

Something sinister had happened to me, violated my body as a very young girl. I buried it farther and farther down in my subconscious but the symptoms continued to surface: recurring nightmares, nightly bedwetting, playing alone, mak- ing fires in secret, stealing and lying, and the sensation that I was not actually inhabiting my own body. The confusion over what was pleasurable and what was not, what was forbid- den and what was appropriate, and the inability to utter the Aladdin was a gray and white gelding. Riding words, “No, don’t do that,” when my body him, I learned I could surrender to his gait, was being invaded, all were signs that and enter a state of cen- tered trust I hadn’t something terrible had been done to me, known was possible. Reaching my hand something my conscious mind had split off through the fence rails to stroke his coarse and refused to remember. The world was mane, I was com- forted by Aladdin’s pres- scary, I knew that much. And as I increasingly ence, at some deep level I had not sensed lost hold of myself I projected that terror onto before. It was so relaxing for me to touch the world around me. him, and to see his big round eyes, black and 17 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ July 2015

But I found a safe place with Aladdin, whose great strength and tremendous heart gave me a feeling of being protected. If only I could keep him and take him back home,” Ithought. “Then everything would be okay.”

ing between the boards: a chestnut Quarter Horse looked back at me. He was bigger than any horse I had ever seen, but something compelled me to unlatch the gate, and before I knew it I was in the stall with him. “Hello there, big boy,” I said, stroking his side and neck. He told me of his sadness, how unseen and unheard he felt. Because I often felt the same, I sympathized with him. Though I felt powerless to help him, I just stood by his side. I went back the following Saturday, and was again disappointed in being told that it wasn’t a convenient day for me to ride. I stayed and worked, hoping at least to see my new friend. But he wasn’t there— he must have been out on the trail.

Though happy to see my parents when they came for me at the end of summer camp, I begged them to let me stay lon- ger. But it was not to be: they loaded my bags into the car and I said goodbye to my counselors and bunkmates. The last thing I did was to find Aladdin, grazing out in the pasture. He turned toward me as I waved my arms to get his attention. “Aladdin!” I cried. “I’ve come to say goodbye.” We stood together alone for several minutes while I stroked him. Choking back On the third Saturday my mother forbade me tears, I sensed him tell me: from going, pointing out insistently that I was being taken advantage of. I knew she was Don’t worry. I’ll always be with you. right, and did not return, but I regret that I I mourned for months. I never forgot Aladdin. never got to tell the beautiful chestnut horse I spoke of him so often that next school year goodbye. that a teacher gifted me with her childhood collection of ceramic horses. I placed them on my windowsill, where the sun made them shine. Reclining on my bed, I would stare at them, my imagination placing me bareback on those objects of beauty as we trotted off to magi- cal, faraway places. One Saturday that autumn, I walked back to the Fairmount Park stables. I found a woman working with the horses and asked her if I could volunteer in exchange for riding privi- leges. She agreed, and I went back the following Saturday but was told there were no available horses to ride. Willing to work, thinking I might build up credit for next time, she handed me a shovel and showed me where to find a barrel. For the next hour I went from one dark stall to the next, shoveling out the manure. Nearly finished, I heard the sound of a hoof pounding the ground from the last stall. I put down the shovel, peer18 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ July 2015

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How to Become an Animal Advocate in Five Easy Steps by Shelley Frost



Becoming an animal advocate is a choice many people make when they see abuse or hear about animals in need. Watching television shows on Animal Planet, or finding animal news websites, can inspire people to become active in fighting for their welfare. And for people who have rescued animals or adopted from shelters, making the decision to volunteer to help animals is made easier once they become familiar with their local humane society or SPCA.

the USDA’s Animal Welfare Act law. Whether they are performing or traveling to a new venue, elephants, lions, and other exotics used in circuses endure extreme suffering from abusive training techniques and confinement in trailers and railroad cars. Visit circuses such as Cirque du Soleil where the performers entertain audiences through amazing feats of human abilities.

5. Refuse to buy products made from fur or skin. In 2006, the annual Canadian seal hunt Once you have decided you wish to devote killed 350,000 baby seals which were used to time to help animals, here are five easy steps make seal skin products. In the US, 30 million you can take today that will save lives. mink, foxes and chinchilla’s are killed by electrocution and other inhumane methods to pro1. Change what you eat. It is a fact that 10 duce fur coats for humans. Purchase leather billion farmed animals die each year to be- and fur-free clothing and footwear from cruelty come meat products for the American public. free websites such as Alternative Outfitters On average, each American eats 31 animals and The Vegan Store. per year. By giving up meat and becoming a vegetarian, you are in essence saving 31 lives By making changes such as eliminating meat each year. and animal products from your diet and wardrobe, not attending circuses or aquariums, 2. Avoid products and drugs tested on ani- avoiding products tested on animals and by mals. More than 25 million animals are used adopting homeless dogs and cats instead of in laboratory testing in the United States each buying purebreds, you can become an activyear. Despite this, dozens of drugs tested on ist for animals without ever visiting a protest animals and approved by the FDA are taken demonstration. off the market after they show harm to humans. Buy products labeled “not tested on animals” or from companies who refuse to do Shelley Frost is an such testing such as The Body Shop and Kiss author and animal My Face. advocate who writes 3. Adopt shelter dogs and cats rather than buying purebreds from breeders. Over 4 million healthy dogs and cats are killed in shelters each year simply because there are not enough homes for them. Yet 25% of dogs in shelters are purebreds. When you adopt a dog or cat from a shelter you are saving their life.

for and articles about dogs for the San Francisco She is the co-author of YOUR ADOPTED DOG. To learn more about how you can help animals or to get the latest news on animal issues, visit

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By Sherri Cortland


Spiritual Growth Checkpoint

Understanding Color and using it to our advantage Last month we talked about using color to balance our chakras, and this month we’ll continue our discussion about using color to our advantage with a look at some of the crystals we can use to expand our meditation practice and balance our chakras at the same time. Adding color to any meditation utilizing crystals and stones is easy: Simply hold a stone or crystal that’s the color of the chakra you want to balance. You can also visualize the color of each chakra as you’re working with it. Or you can do both. If you’re working with stones and crystals, you can hold one or more stone or crystal in your hand, or you can lay down for your meditation and lay them out on your chakra points.

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while at the same time allowing subconscious thoughts and knowledge to become more understandable on a conscious level. • Obsidian--A grounding stone, Obsidian is excellent for absorbing negative energies on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. • Red Jasper--Great for reducing stress and increasing focus; it also enhances the determination needed for new beginnings. • Ruby--Supports good health, healing, and vitality. It’s a protective stone that is also used to help with new beginnings and attract abundance.

2nd chakra (sacral) = orange: The Sacral Here’s quick review of our chakra points, chakra is located approximately one handthe colors associated with them, and some width beneath the belly button. Crystals and of the crystals and stones that work well stones to use with this chakra include… with each chakra: • Carnelian--Excellent at helping find a 1st chakra (root/base) = red or black: The connection between emotions and Root Chakra, also known as the Base Chakra, disease; boosts energy levels and is located at the tailbone. Crystals and stones confidence. to use with this chakra include… • Copper-- Copper is an energy conductor, and as such it stabilizes the energy field • Black Tourmaline--Great for protection and provides physical and emotional and grounding on all levels, and is a support. purifying stone. • Orange Calcite—A calming crystal that • Garnet--Enhances instincts, boosts also helps with inspiration for creative energy levels, supports courage, and endeavors. helps us adapt to life changes. • Sunstone—This stone brings positive • Hematite—Protects the aura by energy while supporting good health and balancing energetic systems in the body promoting abundance.


3rd chakra (solar plexus) =yellow: The solar plexus chakra is located in the middle of the abdomen. Crystals and stones to use with this chakra include… • Amber--This mineral has purification properties and helps unblock physical, mental, emotional and spiritual blockages. • Citrine--Citrine provides clarity and focus and is great for helping with inspiration. • Gold—This mineral soothes and restores the Solar Plexus, as well as boosting confi dence and self-esteem. • Tiger’s Eye—Use Tiger eye for courage in overcoming fear and obstacles, as well as for grounding and protection. • Yellow Fluorite—Acts as an energetic cleanser while enhancing mental activities. Flourite also helps thoughts and intentions manifest into reality.

balance the Throat Chakra to enable you to be at your best level of communication ability. • Blue Quartz—Helps bring out your inner truth and wisdom in your communications. Also works well for Spirit communication. • Celestite—Excellent for spiritual communication as it connects to the upper chakras allowing us to give, receive, and understand information from Spirit more easily. • Blue Kyanite—Connects the Heart, Throat, and Third Eye Chakras so that energy flows easily between them. Fosters inner peace and perseverance. • Sapphire—Use this crystal to attain clear and honest communication. Also works to open the Throat, Third Eye, and Crown chakras.

6th chakra (brow or third eye) = purple or 4th chakra (heart) = green or pink: The heart indigo: The third eye chakra located on the chakra is located in the center of the chest. forehead between the eyes. Crystals and Crystals and stones to use with this chakra in- stones to use with this chakra include… clude… • Iolite—Facilitates the opening of the third • Aventurine—Reduces stress, promotes eye. Also strengthens our intuition and relaxation, enhances leadership qualities. inner knowing and is often used for astral Facilitates decisions that need to be made travel and guided meditations. Useful for from the heart. any form of visualization. • Emerald—Fosters sensitivity, patience, • Lapis Lazuli—A calming stone that honesty, and personal understanding. harmonizes the connection between the • Peridot—Protects our heart chakra while physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. cleansing the heart of negative emotions. It is a soothing stone that has balancing Increases optimism and positivity. effect. • Rose Quartz--Enhances love on several • Sapphire—This crystal works well for levels, including self, family and romantic. both the throat and the third eye chakras. Works to diminish effects of negative It strengthens intuition and access to inner emotions. wisdom and integrates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energies. 5th chakra (throat) =blue: The fifth chakra is • Sodalite--One of the best stones for located in our throat. Crystals and stones to mental clarity, Sodalite calms the mind so use with this chakra include… rational thought and objectivity, not stress or panic, guides all thoughts and actions— • Blue Lace Agate--Improves therefore allowing our communication and communication on all levels (physical, perceptions to be clear and reliable. mental, emotional, and spiritual). Use it to 24 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ July 2015

• Amethyst--Opens the crown chakra and enhances spiritual awareness. • Clear Quartz—Amplifies all other crystals you are working with while cleansing your energy. Allows you to focus and concentrate your thoughts and energies. • Charoite--Use while meditating and sleeping to release old energy patterns while integrating higher vibrational energies into your body. • Selenite—Clears toxic energy from your body, clears away negative energy and allows higher vibrations to enter aura and chakras. • Sugilite—Works well to integrate intuition and spiritual guidance into your daily life. Works to open the Third Eye and Crown Chakra and also facilitates lucid dreaming.

Originally from New York State, Sherri Cortland lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband, Ted Dylewski and their many cats. In addition to writing books for Ozark Mountain Publishing, Sherri is also the Orlando Metaphysical Columnist for, where publishes new columns twice weekly, and she also shares messages from her Guides on her Facebook Author Page.

Photo by: Heidi Winkler

7th chakra (crown) = violet or clear: The crown chakra is located at the center of the top of our head. Crystals and stones to use with this chakra include…

For information about Sherri’s new book, please visit her website at and click on the link for Dear Readers, I did not even scratch the surface with regard to what these crystals, stones Guide Group Fridays. and elements can do for us. Please research the ones that call to you and learn more about them and how you can work with them to further your mediation practice and expedite your spiritual growth. My go-to references books for crystals and stones are Katrina Raphaell’s Crystal Trilogy, and you can find out more about Katrina, her crystal classes, and her wonderful books at this website: Namaste


Affirmations by Jeremy McDonald


It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. Claude M. Bristol

When someone first brought up the idea of affirmations, I thought they were kidding me. I thought it was crazy. I tried to understand how saying these daily affirmations would help me change my life. One day my mother used the affirmation, “I am whole, healthy, and perfect.” I realized how powerful the words were. When I saw her using this affirmation, I started to use it myself. At one point, I said it repeatedly in my mind and flooded my thoughts with this affirmation. A shift in my body happened. I was so drunk on energy from the positive feelings I gained towards myself. It was incredibly blissful but at one point, I actually got a headache. How could I get a headache when I was doing something so positive? The self-judgment, self-doubt, self-criticisms, and general negative feelings I had in my mind and body, were replaced with thoughts of love and positive statements. It was foreign inside of me. This type of change within us comes with growing pains of the spirit. What I did was reprogram my mind, body, and spirit. Remember at the beginning, I talked about how we stored our thoughts and feelings all over our body. All of these memories and thoughts create our programming and we can change our programming at any time through a process of letting go of fear and transmuting it into love. One of those steps is affirmations. I have found affirmations effective at moments when I could not think of a positive thought for the day. Times when I could not find gratitude in my heart and all I could think about was what was bad with the world, I thought of an affirmation. I just started reciting to myself, with my inside voice and not my vocal chords, how perfect I was, and how perfect the

world was. What I found was the time I spent doing my affirmations allowed me to switch my mindset so I could take the time to process the FEAR going on inside me. Our FEAR that dwells within in us is the programming, which causes the dis- eases within our body. The affirmations provide us an avenue to help assist in reprogramming our bodies. Ultimately, it is still very important to dive deep down inside ourselves. It allows us to look at all of the false programs that keep us from having happy and joyful lives. The idea behind affirmations is to allow yourself to find the affirmations you need. They can surface in your thoughts, as your body needs them. Your soul and body will tell you what you will need, and this will come through your inner voice. It can also come in the form of a book given to you, or any text that inspired you to create an affirmation. When I heard my mother use the affirmations, it was exactly what I needed at that time. I have used many other affirmations since then to help me in my journey. I am going to list a few here to help you with your journey. 1. I am whole, healthy, and perfect. 2. I am abundant in all things, and all things come to me in divine timing and divine order. 3. I have everything I need in the time I need it. I am lacking nothing. 4. I am perfect love and I have a perfect relationship with myself and others. 5. I am divine royalty and all things flow to me easily and freely. 6. I am pure love and all things around me manifest in perfect love.


These are just a few, but I found them massively helpful. I can honestly say this helped me develop a deeper relationship with myself. It also allowed me to change how I felt about myself. It is powerful to do these affirmations gazing at yourself in the mirror looking into your own eyes. By doing this, you are directly speaking with your soul and facing yourself, giving yourself the attention you have always desired. Developing a relationship with oneself is a part of the process of finding inner peace. When we can have that solid relationship with ourselves, we are developing what our inner spirit truly wants. This is the path of the soul. Another thing I did was stand in front of the mirror and spend time looking at the physical things I did not like about myself. I took time to point out the things I love about myself. I found something to be grateful about even in the parts of myself I did not want to love. This was powerful for me. I had been doing this for a very long time and one day I watched a video of myself speaking and I realized how beautiful I was. It made me smile. For many years, I found myself unattractive, and I did not think I was even a good speaker or teacher. What that moment did for me was help me realize I was happy about what I was saying, and I was happy about the person on that camera. This was a huge shift for me. I realized all the inner work I had done inside myself paid off. I found an inner peace. All the things I taught to this point had become second nature for me. It was an epiphany how happy I was. I looked at everyone around me and realized I had loving people around me. It was a very good place to be.


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, onand BlogTalkRadio, check it out at 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


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The Gathering of the Tribe by Michael WhiteRyan


All too often we read about the many ways Feng Shui will enhance our lifestyle, especially those popular and well-known cures regarding the money corner and the relationship corner. Fortunately it is now hopefully a well-known truth that “energy is and will always be in constant motion”. If this be true, then it stands to reason a question may arise in those minds with a curious nature. Do nature’s energies associated with these South East/South West locations still reside there now that thousands of years have passed since their discovery? Or have they packed their bags and gone on vacation to a new far off location just to rattle the intelligent egotistical minds of man!!! Obvious becomes obvious when inclined to take the time to look out the same window from one day to the next and oh the surprises, the physical vision never repeats. The common sense approach, when we fol-

low the Universe Laws and Feng Shui we reap great benefits, activate the north. The dogma of following Feng Shui as a static definition will only lead to a result of stagnation, disappointment and mistaken prejudice. THE POWER OF FENG SHUI When a science is understood, the realizations finally arrive home, Feng Shui has always been part of everyday life. It’s not just all about environments which receive rewards, it is, us… you and me, the people who get to receive the benefits. Feng Shui is an alignment of a living consciousness in all its physical manifestations and forms being in compatible relationships with all humans, enhancing/advancing our personal path in a direction of constant evolution. Yes Yes Yes!!! INTEGRITY what a word, a word so loosely used nowadays driven by the need to support businesses and individuals hiding an unseen behavior. 31 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ July 2015

Integrity is an unexplored yet universal con- various cultural upbringing, location, interaccept, that defines a truth about ourselves, a tion and educational experiences. code of moral values and personal ethics, sort to speak, goody gum drops. It may seem strange that in a progressive evolution we live in a so called information One supposedly acts with congruence from Age where others may crush the circulation an open agenda, rather than a number of hid- of ideas of exceptional merit, that ideas are den ones, and functions from not being de- blocked from a wider understanding. Don’t let ceitful by omission. Fortunately integrity re- the powerful strengths inherent in each indiquires us to come from the best in ourselves vidual be barred from expression or buried rather than from our…OUR FEARS. alive under the barrage of any criticism. Integrity requires us to know what feels right from within the very core of our being, and to act from that part of us as true WISDOM. It is the lack of integrity that causes us as humans to constantly repeat ineffective patterns with ourselves, in relationships, in business and with ourselves. This leads to lies, betrayals, disappointments and the ability to never allow TRUST to be born within ourselves or with any other human/situation. Lack of integrity is not necessarily a character flaw, it is merely a lack of awareness. Today the world at large knows the need for openness and transparency. The world has been enslaved by never being informed of the bigger picture, always kept busy with mundane actions. Each level only knows what the level above allows them to know, and up the ladder it goes. This old way of doing things says goodbye. The shift is to allow all that has stood in the way to be cleansed so a new supporting integrity for the benefit of all, for the benefit of all beings, can truly come to fruition. How to answer the question of evolution? What will it take for us to align ourselves with a promise that will characterize a way of being for each individual and for the whole to be as one?

Many of the creative talents within us, unfortunately have never seen the light of day, never even been considered worthy choosing instead to become an army of followers living in fear from the hierarchy above. A great person once said to me, we are the TAI CHI, the center of our own individual universe, the leaders of our own destiny. Without that deeply embedded in our core being, and while living the life of a follower, how is it ever possible to develop into all that we can be. Better yet how can individuality ever evolve into a single cohesive group capable of accomplishing exactly what we are destined to do for ourselves and the world at large? It is always a question, not about what you can do, IT IS ABOUT WHO ARE YOU! It makes no difference whether your hair is blue, green or not there at all. Allow yourself/ each individual to be, allow their talents to come forward, support them in the same way you would like to be supported.

Stop saying stand up and be counted while stabbing them in the back. Stop saving your yourself by shedding a few tears to win over the crowd. Stop offering support to one and all while holding out an empty hand. There is no long term support for the person who thinks in these changing times of energy parFirst and foremost is the idea to honor the in- adigms, they can pull the wool over everydependent nature of who we are. A personal one. respect for the differences created due to our 32 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ July 2015

What do you do when injured, you go to whoever serves you best, so you can be healed, for without this healing you will be repairing/ rebuilding on shaky ground, past patterns, not so good. Build a strong foundation, for without that foundation all your efforts and labors, good intentions and hard work will all be in vain. For it is written that sometime in the future no matter how strong now, it will surely end in ruins and that my friends will be a shame. Want to build a foundation, look deeply into your heart, discover are you for-real, otherwise bugger off and give someone else the chance to be all they can be. Advisers are not leaders, you are the leaders each and every one, in their own right and until you marry that energy to your character/identity you will follow your way to another’s home never knowing the jewel you were truly born to be. If we wish to halt the past, we need merely step away from the past isolation/situations. There is a whole UNIVERSE waiting for you…with you in its sights ready to welcome you home.

Michael White Ryan is a co-founder with his wife Pamela Edwards of Language of Space. They are leaders in sustainable business growth via Performance Design and Performance Code. Sustainable design encompasses both Western and Eastern philosophies including advanced Feng Shui principles, Environmental Design, Buildings, Alternative Health, Business Advisory Consultants and 20 plus years as entrepreneurs. Recognized in the top 100 globally and are Americas Leading Feng Shui Business Consultants. They are on faculty at CEO Space International one of the oldest business organizations in America today, currently operate in 7 countries and reside in Henderson NV. case-studies.html


The stepped pyramid in Palenque

Pyramids in Hampi, India 34 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ July 2015

The Ancient Indio Civilization From the Giza Legacy by Rico Paganini

The rounded and stepped pyramid in Uxmal 35 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ July 2015

Found on the Mexican Yucatán Peninsula are old cult sites and temples that date back to the Mayans and other early civiliza- tions. The geographic situation makes it likely that ships sailing southwest from Atlantis reached the peninsula extending far into the Gulf of Mexico. According to Aztec mythology, a messenger of god, Quetzalcoatl (named Kukulkan by the Mayans), came to Yucatán from the Far East. To him is attrib- uted the knowledge of writing and the calendar. Ac- cording to the tale, after teaching the local population, he departed to the West in the direction of Mexico. The question of how the Mayans developed a cal- endar with such proven precision and a chronology to go with it is yet another highly interesting piece of the Atlantis puzzle. Muck tended to believe that Quetzalcoatl brought this knowledge from Atlantis: “How else can it be explained that a people who certainly did not possess the means to precisely measure the smallest units of time and smallest angles could have possessed such a precise cal- endar? Because only this can explain how such an accurate knowledge of astronomy could have been gained in a relatively short time—within less than a few hundred years.” (Muck 1978, 78) [Author’s translation. Original German quote can be found at the back of this volume.]

Pyramid in Mexico–Chichén Itzá

The stepped pyramid in Tikal

With his comparative studies of the building construc- tion of the west and east of Atlantis, Robert Stacy-Judd provided a vital foundation for the work on this. Central to his work was the colonization of South America by the Atlanteans. While studying in Mexico, he found numerous indications that pointed toward Atlantis as the origin of the high cultures that later arose in South America. StacyJudd pointed out the style of stepped pyramids found in the plain of the Euphrates in Egypt also existed among the Mayan cultures in South America and in the Mexican lowlands. The stepped pyramid of Saqqara in Egypt 36 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ July 2015

He also discovered that the Mayan expression “babil,” which means burial mound or mountain, forms the root of the word Babylon, and that sacred Babylonian struc- tures have similarities to construction methods in South America (Stacy-Judd 1939). Stacy-Judd was able to trace many temple complexes, both west and east of the Atlantic and in South America, to similar basic structures. In his opinion, the builders of the Babylonian ziggurat, the Egyptian pyramids and the Mexican temples must have based their structures on the same plans. His conclusion was: “In Mexico, the Sacred Mountain was in many cases a natural pyramid. It was likewise the dwelling place of the Goddess of Fertility, as well as her altar. The earliest Pyramids in Mexico were mere masses of earth or adobe, just as were the earliest recorded in Egypt. It is within reason, therefore, to assume that they were imitations of the Sacred Hill of Poseidon in Atlantis. At a later period the pyramids were faced with stone, a procedure also followed in Egypt.” (Stacy-Judd 1939, 182) Because the structural similarities can hardly be attributed to coincidence or simultaneous architectural inspiration, it seems even more likely that they all stem from a common root. “Perhaps Mt. Atlas is the actual prototype of the pyramids and all the diverse cultural structures in the lands to the west and east of the Atlantic— everywhere where directly or through reflection a ray of light from Atlantis fell.” (StacyJudd 1939, 177)

Rico Paganini was born in 1962 in Switzerland. From 1982 to 1987, he worked for MVG Group, a youth and entertainment media company. He then moved to BKV Group, which is an educational media company. He started an independent media consulting agency in 1990. He is an independent bookseller, and in 2010 he began building his own publishing company. Since his youth he has been preoccupied with human history, religions, spiritual science, health, geometry, the transmission of vibrations and the megalithic power places on earth. Rico and his ever-changing team have undertaken eleven trips to Egypt since 1998. Although the primary focus was upon Giza there have been further excursions to France, England, Malta, Azores, USA, Hawaii, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Easter Island, Fiji, Tahiti, China and Tibet. Many of the 350 color photographs, included in Giza Legacy, were taken by Rico Paganini. Giza Legacy ISBN 978-3-9522849-0-2 Hardcover, 3D graphics, 60 Maps and over 350 color photos EVOL Verlag Publishing available through



Message from the Goddess Mother


My Beloved Children, “Greetings of joy, for it is within joy that I present this message of heart to you today. As you move through the steps of your life, there is a gentle rhythm that underlies the foundation of the sweet world upon which you live. You have been aware of this gentle rhythm throughout your life on many levels and yet now you can be in greater awareness of the sweetness of this flowing lightness. In these times of great change there are potentials for great awareness and for conscious connection to the flow of life. To feel the connection to the flowing lightness is like tasting sweet nectar which you desire to drink and

enjoy to the fullness. This sweetness brings with it the flavor of home and a desire to fully remember the fullness of your sacred self. Much is being brought to you to assist you in your personal lives at this time. There are opportunities for elevation and greater awareness. Harmony is very easily attained in these new energies as you embrace the deliciousness of their lightness and release attachments to the old stories of less ness. Today I will share with you an important message which will assist you to be ever present in your awareness of what is and can unfold into your reality. To more fully feel that sweet connection to the flowing lightness that is ever present.


Within the beautiful new energies now present on Earth is a glorious opportunity to share and experience your life journey in a whole new way never before possible for humanity as a collective. You now exist on a higher dimensional plane than your forbearers. It has been a collective effort, a choice of heart which has made this reality possible.

As you notice those whispers and become aware of their sweetness, it will assist you to feel your connection to your wisdom self. Wisdom messages from your heart will lead you to discover the ways and means to find the answers to all that you desire to know and explore.

This higher dimensional plane offers opportunities to enjoy new principles of lightness that were not possible before. It is a new playing field, which opens up possibilities to explore and experience your life in ways perhaps you have never dreamed possible before.

Let me share with you a simple way to feel that connection. Place your hand on your heart and take a slow deep breath, in and out, focusing on breathing into your heart. Now, relax and let your mind focus on the breath, breathing into your heart. As you do this for a few moments, you will feel your reasoning mind quiet and begin to sense a quiet presence. That quiet presence will now whisper to you a message. You will feel or sense this message; perhaps you may even hear words. The main thing to focus on is the sweet peace which feels like a tender hug, all embracing.

Take a moment to take in this thought and notice how your heart responds in joy. Yes, your heart knows that the time of feeling disconnected is a story of the past. Your heart is in full awareness of the flow of life, that beautiful golden river of lightness that gently flows in a perpetual dance of love.

You may choose to practice this daily or whenever you desire, for as you do, your awareness to your connection will magnify and expand, elevating you into a greater understanding of your truth and divine nature. This will assist you to feel that flowing lightness, that river of golden love which you are always a part of.

You have been guided throughout your life by your knowing self within your heart consciousness. There is a sacred connection from this knowing part of self to the part of you that is consciously making the choices in your life experience.

There is much to discover and explore, for within you lays a greater treasure chest, waiting for the time when you will reach each and every jewel within its content. You will discover within this treasury, many innate gifts and abilities which when recognized and developed with lead you into the fulfillment of all the many dreams of your heart.

What this means to you is much more is available to support you in making choices to live your life in a greater awareness of the wonder of what you can create for yourself to experience.

There is great celebration by your higher self as these times of change have brought these new energies for you to be able to experience your life in a greater lightness. Your heart knows that you can hear the guidance, the sweet message it whispers to you now, so much easier than ever before.


There is much joy and wonder for you to experience as you take the steps in developing this loving connection to your heart. The flow of limitless wisdom will guide you onto pathways of such joy. Your life will be filled with great wonder and excitement.

Practice this connection to your heart and begin to feel this golden bridge of light as a constant awareness of the sweet loving whispers of wisdom. Master this gift my beloveds, and you will live the life of your dreams in such wonder.

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 Know that I love and adore you; you are my personal evolution to create the dreams of children of heart. Know that you are always their heart. She utilizes several supported throughout your journey of discov- modalities including SVH L3M, ery. The pathway has been illuminated for Animal healing, GHM, Language of love, you. Follow your heart and live your destiny in Reiki Master, and more. It is time for you to live your life in an abundance of joy, free of the perceptions of less ness from the old stories. It is your time to play and dance in the flow of life, within the golden wisdom of the heart. It is time for you to remember and know your true nature.

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THE ELEMENTS by Rashmi Khilnani

The Key of hathor that gives us a comprehension of our conscious connection to the sacred elements is a vital understanding. The sacred elements earth, water, fire, air, and ether are the building blocks of your manifest universe, of your world and of your bodies. The many different streams of ancient spiritual practice have revered these sacred elements.

Balancing the Elements Chanting the sacred names of the elements helps you to balance them within your own being and within nature. You can refer to ancient Sanskrit, Egyptian, Chinese, or Native American versions they are all powerful and effective. Initiates of Vedantic wisdom through the ages effectively worshipped and conducted ceremonies in praise and gratitude to the Divinity of these sacred elements. Today, partly due to the discovery of electricity, you have lost your connection to the firmament, to the sun and moon and to the power of fire. Fire Fire connects to your spirit, your creative potential, your passion. If your fire energy is out of balance you might find yourself exploding and detonating at the drop of a hat or on the other hand you might find yourself apathetic 42 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ July 2015

towards passion and co-creation. As the ancients knew so well, when you sit individually or in groups by the fire, the Goddess of Fire acts as a giant vacuum cleaner—clearing and realigning all your energy vortices (chakras). In the ancient Hindu practice of Yagna or Havan, the mouth of the Goddess (which is the Fire) is offered ghee (rarefied butter), fruits, nuts, and flowers as a grand offering of praise and love. Sacred mantrams are chanted during this process. As a result of this energy vortex the atmosphere for miles around is cleared and the vibrations raised. Try it; as they have done to regenerate Brazilian forests it works equally effectively on humans, animals, and plants.In the Egyptian temples a fire was kept burning twenty-four hours a day. In modern time the Zoroastrians of Persia keep the fire burning day and night in their temples.

Water The sacred element of water corresponds to your human emo- tional body. As you know, you are 70 percent water. So use water consciously to purify your energy fields through conscious bathing, showering, and communing with the sacred element of the Goddess of Water, i.e., while swimming and floating in your rivers, streams, and the ocean. Many of you, I have noted with amusement, meditate for hours, or chant for days, but think that bathing every day is optional. Bath- ing is more powerful than showering to purify and clean not only your physical body but also your aura and all the chakras. There is something about full-body immersion that shifts your consciousness to a state of deep peace and bliss. P. S.: Becoming a prune in the bath is optional!

sacred elements at the same time, i.e., water (through immersion) and air (through powerful conscious connected snorkel breathing). Your deepest connection to life is through your breath, for, as you know, if you stop breathing long enough your physical body will die (transform into something else).

The Vedic wisdom talks extensively about the power and importance of your breath. One of the very effective yogic practices is that of alternate nostril breath- ing. This is a simple technique that any yoga teacher could teach you. It helps to clear the nadis (vial energy channels in the body originating at the nostrils). Modalities like Advanced Sound Wave Energy Therapy apply inaudible sound at the nostrils to help heal brain chemicals (neuropeptides and neurotransmitters). Scientists and psyThe waning and waxing of the moon govern chologists understand the importance of these the ebbing and flowing of the tides. The wax- neurotrans- mitters and neuropeptides on your ing and waning of the moon also affect the nervous system and your emotional bodies. As water in your body and your emotions. So be- we have said before, when you breathe in air ing aware and conscious of how powerfully the you are breathing in oxygen but also prana/chi/ elements affect us in our lives on a daily basis reiki (life-force energy). Your breath has the is a powerful step in life mastery. By connect- power to heal all four bodies (physical, emoing consciously with the ocean, you not only tional, mental, and spiritual) in the most effecenergize your energy fields with negative ions tive way to give you infinite energy and to take and prana energy, you reconnect to the pri- you instantaneously out of lethargic and apamordial essence of your being.I note that you thetic states of being. Athletes and dancers unfeel that you are drinking plenty of fresh clean derstand this well. water, but many of you are dehydrated. You can reprogram the water simply through your In this magnificent time, the winds of change, intention, or, for example, through the use of and more change, are sweeping your globe. sacred geometry as do your Reiki practitioners So you can choose whether you want to sail all over the world. with the wind or against it. For example, sitting in a beautiful still boat watching the dolAir–Breath phins jump around you in the ocean as the sea One of the techniques in rebirthing is to use breeze, as the Divine breath of the Goddess, a snorkel in the bathtub to breathe underwa- clears the cobwebs of negative thinking, stuck ter for a prolonged period, done with supervi- emotions, and past trauma. sion of an experienced rebirthing practitioner. This connects you to the safety and warmth of Even little thunderstorms have a very powerful the womb and also connects you more con- healing effect on the atmosphere. They clear sciously to sensations, emotions, and thoughts morphogenic stress, fear, and negativity in an that are ready to come up and be experienced instantaneous flash of thunder and lightning. and released. You may also go into bliss states The wind and rain (the sacred elements of air that may occur from the powerful use of two and water) cleanse and purify the atmospher 43 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ July 2015

for miles around the epicenter of the storm. Let it be noted here, that if humanity (collectively and individually) does not responsibly clear its anger and other stuck emotions, this energy builds up morphogenically as a disease on an individual level and has to be cleaned out by nature. Nature’s way of clearing may be a compos- ite of the sacred elements through tsunamis, hurricanes, tornados, and the like. This is how nature (which is synonymous with the sacred elements) purifies the Earth and restores balance. So it is prudent to choose tiny safe outbursts of your stormy energy/emotions as opposed to a huge build up of pentup feelings. Both for individuals and countries, expressing emotions like anger in safe, small ways can prevent massive earthquakes and the like. Speaking as the goddess Hathor, I would like you to understand what your great channel Seth explained beautifully in his book, The Nature of the Individual and the Theory of Mass Events. Through Jane Roberts, his channel, this entity of light explains that often a whole group of souls agree, as part of their soul contract, to depart a particular incarnation in a way that serves all of mankind. This business of thinking that just because floods are occurring in Bangladesh, they are not affecting you in England, is faulty compre- hension. As I have said before, everything affects everything everywhere and all of life is connected as a golden web of consciousness. There is a bigger picture. To judge the story line of a particular soul’s journey through the observation of their tale in just one incarnation is a folly. As mentioned previously, the soul chooses a multitude of life- times to experience a multitude of realities including challenging and so called “undesirable” realities. The ancients understood the power of the wind well. If you lis- ten meditatively to the breeze, it will teach you many secrets. This requires you to slow down. That, you say, is not possible. I will give you a little secret herein these 44 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ July 2015

times of speeding up, the only way not to be giddy and feel like you are falling off the roller coaster of accelerated change is through setting aside time to SLOW DOWN. So how does the sacred element of air (your breath) help you to feel more openhearted? Every time you feel the stirring of love the lotus of your heart begins to open. Then up pops fear, the opposite, and you slam the brakes: closing the heart. The “brakes” in this case, are represented by the muscular contraction that creates the holding of your breath. To reopen the heart you need to con- sciously start to breathe regularly again. Earth The Sacred Element of Earth makes up the physical temple of your body, of your beautiful planet earth, and third-dimension reality. Gaia is a jewel in this universe; unique and beautiful. The pictures your astronauts have taken from outer space show you the truth of the matter. Earth is matter. Many of you are happy to be spiritual beings floating about but have a problem with being present and grounded in your physical body temple here now. Grounding I would like to talk to you about grounding and protection. True spiritual mastery in this time is about bringing heaven to Earth, of bringing down the cosmic energies into your unique phys- icality and grounding it. Being a space cadet New Age-type does not serve you. You cannot really consciously manifest, or become a true co-creator in physical reality without being grounded.Sound is a powerful way to help ground. Your mighty trees teach you about sending the roots of energy deep into the center of Mother Earth, and your branches from your Crown Chakra to connect with the whole of the Cosmos. The higher you wish to go towards heaven, the deeper your roots need to go into the Earth to cre- ate balance and stability. In the powerful system of Egyptian Reiki called Sekhem, practitioners or initiates connect the fifth-dimensional energy through

the Crown Chakra to the heart, and down from the Root Chakra to the center of Mother Earth. The energy is then brought up from the center of the Earth through the Root Chakra of the initiate, into the heart. For healing self or others, the energy is redirected out of the hands or Third Eye or heart. All this is done through the power of intention. (Energy flows where intention goes.) The Sekhem energy is therefore a very grounded energy. Many of your other healing modalities teach you about ground- ing and protection. The modality of body harmony and the myriad forms of massage practiced around the globe are all wonderful ways to connect to the sacred temple of your physicality and to become grounded. Grounding means the conscious connection of your body to the Earth beneath, and building a loving relationship with the Sacred Element of Earth.

Anubis is the Keeper and Guardian of the Galactic Night and is the guardian of the journey from the dark to the light. Other ideas for protection:

• You can invoke the power and protection of Archangel Michael, the patron Archangel of Protection. • You can use small bunches of sage around your neck or smudge yourself and the room, again with dried sage.

Gratitude An attitude of gratitude brings miracles into your life; it is so simple. Gratitude to the sacred element of Earth, i.e, for delicious food to eat, for the beauty of nature, for these magnificent bodies, and our flora and fauna; all are part of the reverence and purification of the sacred Gratitude.

When you ground yourself as healers and spiritual initiates on your journey to higher consciousness, it is very important to become aware of energy: both your energy and the energy of others. It is important to bring in the practice of grounding particularly when you are feeling chaotic, neurotic, and, in some cases, even psychotic. This practice greatly helps to stabilize your mind and fluctuating emotions. To be grounded without protection is slightly missing the boat.

An attitude of gratitude brings miracles into your life; it is so simple. Gratitude to the sacred element of Earth, i.e, for delicious food to eat, for the beauty of nature, for these magnificent bodies, and our flora and fauna; all are part of the reverence and purification of the sacred As books such as The Revenge of Gaia and other scientific studies have clarified, dishonoring the Earth and ecology are causing havoc to your planet. The polar caps are melting and many of your animals are becoming extinct. Pollution caused through uncon- scious living, feeling, I hear very often that you are confused about and thinking, stress the need to revert back to protection. Let’s clarify this matter a little bit. balanced ecological practices. When you are in the state of Absolute Reality, where you have a conscious experiential The purification of the Sacred Elements within awareness of yourself as “All That Is Here and without helps greatly in restoring balance Now,” there is no subject/object and therefore and reversing or transmuting the negative the question of protection does not come into effects of global dimming and warming. the equa- tion. However, in the relative reality states that most of you find yourself in (most There is a lot of debate about what is good to of the time, as you move towards lighter states eat as a spiritual aspirant and what is not. To of Being, protection may be revelation. In the have a generalization for all of humanity on Egyptian Mystery schools of Hathor and other the subject of food is unwise. Egyptian esoteric systems, we use the invocation of Anubis for protection. 45 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ July


There is a lot of debate about what is good to eat as a spiritual aspirant and what is not. To have a generalization for all of humanity on the subject of food is unwise. Each person is individual and may have unique nutritional needs to rebalance their health. I advise you to eat consciously, to bless your food, to bring in prayer and gratitude, and to share. Ultimately the body can transmute even arsenic, as has been demonstrated by some yogis. (If you think you can, you can!) Your beliefs around food affect the way nutrition influences your health. Overall, eating lightly and avoiding processed food is recommended. Food organically grown with love and cooked with love is more important than the huge debates on what is good and bad for us Vegetables, fruit, salad, whole grains such as rye and oats, and nuts and seeds, greatly enhance your life-force energy and are easy to digest, when eaten raw or cooked lightly. The digestion of meat is not an easy process for your bodies. Meat is a highly concentrated, dense food. It also requires a large amount of resources to produce meat as opposed to vegetarian food. So there is a strain on your bodies and on Gaia. Those who cannot imagine being vegetarian, can always cut back on meat consumption to only a minimum. It is quiet appalling the way the animals are treated and killed. The vibrations of this trauma are partly consumed by you when you eat processed, factory-produced meat. Balance is once again the key. Being intuitive and listening to your body when you go shopping or preparing your food keeps you in alignment with what your body really requires to keep a nutritional balance. On the subject of sugar, if you consume too much sugar it makes you more mentally oriented. Small amounts of unprocessed sugar are fine. Purification and the Earth Element Fasting is a powerful way to purify the earth element in your make-up or constitution. Using intuition and wisdom on the length and type of fast you choose is important. If doing a juice fast, it is better to stick with vegetable juices as opposed to just having fruit juice. This is be45 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ July 2015

cause vegetables alkalize the body. Sugar and meat cause acidic states. When disease occurs in the body there is a high level of acidity connected to it. Ether The primordial sound “OM” is an express route to connecting to the sacred Element of Ether. Ether has the highest vibration of all the Sacred Elements. It is subtle and beyond definition. It is beyond the normal comprehension of the mind. You come to this connection with Ether (or the subtle life-force energy that permeates all liv- ing matter), through the energy of devotion, meditation, initiation, and love. The comprehension of ether is beautifully described in the sacred texts, the Vedas. You come to an understanding of it through a negation of what it isn’t. This is called Neti Neti in your sacred Buddhist texts. Neti Neti means “neither this nor that.” So Ether cannot be directly perceived through the five senses. You cannot touch it, smell it, see it, or taste it. When you are in a state of grace and are being bestowed with the Siddhis, then many have the experience of the taste of holy nectar dripping into the back of the throat during meditative or trance states. A true comprehension of Ether comes during high vibratory states of being in Sacred Space and Unity Consciousness or during Sacred Ritual such as Yagnas or through the grace of enlightened beings and mystics. This sort of experience takes you out of the third-dimension reality into the fifth-dimension and beyond. As the magnificent pearl of wisdom of a book the Bhaga- vad-Gita states: “You are not the field, (the field being the mind, body, and the intellect): You are the Knower of the field, (being the knower of the mind, body, and intellect).” In Sanskrit “the Knower” or the detached witness is called the “Sakshi.” The strengthening of the detached witnessing aspect of your consciousness is a key to feeling safe to open your heart.

Ultimately, the Sacred Element of Ether is understood through your “knowingness” and takes you into expanded consciousness and the experience of the Unity of all living and nonliving matter. Ether is not about definition, because whatever you define, you limit; it is experiential and beyond limitation. During initiations to the higher levels of Sekhem and Hathor Mystery Schools, initiates connect strongly to this Sacred Ether through Sacred Geometry, such as the portal symbols using Pyra- mid, Ankh, Lotus, and Infinity. P. S.: In the Mystery School of Hathor, Ether continues to be an ongoing mystery. (joke) The Sacred Elements are actual expanded entities of light and love that have given of themselves for the creation of your third- dimension reality. So praise and gratitude and conscious connec- tion to them leads to conscious living and loving. As you love them as the building blocks of your reality, you go to the source of what you are made of and learn to love yourselves and your world, with the eyes of wonderment as a child of the universe.

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 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. 47 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ July 2015



Everyday Problems and the Difficult Person By LISETTE LARKINS

Like many spiritual seekers, I yearned to know the truth about myself as an immortal being; to experience what it was like to have the mind’s compulsive thinking actually stop. Only an enlightened person could experience such chronic bliss, blessed with a predictably graceful ability to embrace whatever showed up as the present moment. Such masters resist nothing. They are gentle, peaceful beings.

itual masters have, is the ultimate attainment for any serious seeker of spiritual truth. Such an experience of self-realization occurs as a gradual process or in a burst of awakening for the student who is ripe, spiritually speaking. Attainment of self-realization is the prize to which every spiritual sage has aspired since the beginning of time.

Like many seekers, I assumed that realizing To know ultimate freedom from reacting emo- this permanent state of well-being, in which tionally to the ups and downs of life with its stillness of mind prevails, was an achievement inherent periodic mental suffer- ing, to attain possible somewhere in a distant future. self-realization in the same way that other spir49 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ July 2015

Meanwhile, like every other person I knew, my noisy mind rattled compulsively. There were many moments of peace daily, but such inner peace was not unshakeable. Then, in 2005, an inner prompting urged me to leave my position in Virginia as sales director for Hampton Roads Publishing Company; to leave a long-term romantic relationship; to leave behind my identity as an author of three books about the deeply spiritual nature of extraterrestrial contact phenomena, which included a role as speaker and radio guest. Moving from the East coast, back to the home of my child- hood in Southern California, I had no idea why an inner force was calling me or what my next step would be.

of my books, I was already somewhat of a socalled spiritual teacher in the realm of opening to a spiritual life. Because of these experiences, a spiritual open- ing had already happened for me, and I tended to look deeply at life’s meaning, shunning trivialities and meaninglessness more than the average person. Perhaps I was already able to observe my own deficits with courage.

This introspective nature developed naturally as a result of living outside of the norm of human existence with respect to ET-contact phenomena. When you are having extraordinarily unusual experiences that the culture says are impossible, it’s pre- dictable that such a catalyst will trend the experiencer toward either of two directions: embrace more fully your own Returning to Malibu, I lived with my divorced spiritual growth by actually practicing what mother. My father soon joined us, in need of you’re learning, or succumb to mental suffercare for his terminal cancer. My grown siblings ing and develop psychological problems. were there too, one who recently had had a baby. Nephews and nieces came to stay or Contactees from all corners of the globe write visited often. As a woman in her late forties, I me for guidance, having been shaken themfound this curious indeed: to find myself again selves by bizarre paranormal phenomena. living with my family of origin. At one point my They want to share their own experience of grown son even moved to the Malibu property. sudden spiritual awakening that occurs as a With ages ranging from ninety-one to newborn, result of often transcendent, deeply spiritual the environ- ment was ripe for spiritual practice experiences. because there were so many differing cherished viewpoints floating about. Any individual But now back home amidst relatives, the words who was able to peacefully coexist within such of spiritual teacher Ram Dass rang true: “If a loaded and diverse environment and remain you think you’re so enlightened, go spend a unshakably and demonstrably accepting and week with your parents.” Clearly, my spiritual content would be remarkable. practice needed tweaking. It felt suddenly hypocritical to advise anyone of anything. And I It was not that there were lots of arguments, but had no idea how I was going to earn a living. rather, as a long-term student of the practice of stilling the noisy mind, I noticed that mine still As I considered my new living arrangement, had lots of secret thoughts of judgment or cor- I decided to approach my spiritual seeking rection. Although I was aware that this was the with renewed earnestness. A fresh willingnormal state of most everyone’s mind—chron- ness to uncover a deeper state of being arose, ic comparing, contrasting, and judgment and and an even stronger call to awaken fuelled its attendant self-righteous feeling of being of- my resolve. Redoubling my efforts at spiritual fended—I wanted a more heightened spiritual growth, I attended more workshops, enrolled in perspective for myself. more training, read more spiritual books, and in general tried to fix myself more fervently. Due to the nature of my lifelong extraterrestrial encounter experiences, which are the subjects 50


But three years passed with no appreciable spiritual gains or no letup on the internal turmoil. I had gotten a good job and was now earning over six-figures annually as a manager of a busy Beverly Hills four-surgeon medical practice. I did my best to apply spiritual concepts to working life, but the hectic pace usually split my attention. A new romantic relationship began. My website forwarded emails to me from readers that went unan- swered until I finally closed it down. Considering that perhaps I was making no spiritual progress lately, and with the imminent end to that new romance, I wondered if perhaps enlightenment was impossible after all.

visions years earlier during which a spiritual master appeared, encouraging participation in my own awakening. The clarion call of this vision was unmistakable: Enlightenment is possible for anyone who earnestly desires it. Despite doubts, but with the vision’s hopeful promise urg- ing me on, I again read my copy of The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, by world-renowned spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle. Applying Tolle’s teachings again, this time I did so with renewed courage and discipline.

For good measure, I considered that maybe a personal guru was needed, someone I could study under on a daily or weekly basis. PrayThere were plenty of reasons to believe that ing for the right spiritual teacher to show up in a full awakening was unrealistic in these mod- the flesh, I was now prepared to make whatern times. How many ordinary seek- ers had ever change was necessary or to move anyactually attained enlightenment? With the ex- where or do anything if it would tip the karmic ception of a lucky few who had done so sponta- scales in my favor. Awaiting a signal from heavneously when on the brink of suicide, or follow- en above, I updated my résumé and resigned ing isolation with a guru in India, it seemed that from the medical practice. The job didn’t feel no ordinary, relatively well-functioning seeker right, nor did writing more books at this time had won the spiri- tual lottery while working or speaking publicly. Although there were a few nine-to-five. more radio interviews to do that had been previously scheduled, I vowed to conduct those What seeker, I reasoned, sought enlighten- and then drop out entirely from my life as an ment by refusing foreign spiritual travel tours author. What my next move should be, I could or sitting at the feet of a traditional ashram- not yet say. based guru? Who had stayed on the job, returning home nightly to demands of kids and Now able to utilize several months of unemfamily, juggling the bills, and had still achieved ployed quiet in which to pore over Tolle’s books enlightenment? Surely, we mainstream seek- and CDs, every morning I gathered his mateers were sliding backwards down the spiritual rial in the shade under a palm tree for the day’s path, stubbornly clutching our lottery ticket of study. Every few hours I’d take a juice break hope for that elusive peace. If enlightenment in the house and email another résumé for a or an enlightened way of living is possible, then job that I didn’t really want. it should be pos- sible as a householder. The promise of spiritual attainment can’t be such Letters from readers still arrived, having been that it eludes 99 percent of the people outside forwarded from my publisher. Guiltily, I added ashrams or demands that a person be a trust- them to a large box of other let- ters and refund baby able to live in meditative seclusion placed the lid. without needing auto insurance or having to relate daily to worldly oriented family and friends. Open to receiving spiritual guidance in whatever form it came, I was now prepared to reloAnd yet the inner call still sounded. It would cate to an isolated ashram. If a new workshop not go away. The hope for enlightenment or an would do it, bring it on. elevated state of being still burned inside from 51 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ July 2015

Even though Tolle’s teachings cautioned that the inner journey to self-realization was a vertical one deeper into self, requiring no horizontal travel, I wasn’t totally convinced. Surely, something complex or expensive needed to be added as an adjunct to effective spiritual practice. Praying for a real teacher, a true teacher, a final teacher, to present himself, I patiently awaited whatever was required to enlighten me.

living. By virtue of my opportunity to closely observe the inherent dysfunction in the way every mind objects to what is, the conclusion that presented itself was stunning albeit unpopular in its implication: all mental suffering was self-induced, no matter the so-called reason for that mental suffering.

Physical suffering as a result of pain and illness, in addition to any kind of mental sufSoon after, what proved to be the exact and fering from loss, can act as a catalyst for a perfect vehicle for my awakening presented spiritual opening as the sufferer seeks a deepitself in the form of my next job— caring for er meaning of life; however, this is not the a woman in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s case for everyone. Some people grow more disease. When the position was first offered hardened, effectively shunning a golden opto me, my mind had many objections: the pay portunity to soften the hard shell of resistance. wasn’t right, being a caregiver seemed too This softening is the soil where the seed of spirmenial, and the family wanted to start me on itual growth can finally take root. If no softening a part-time basis only. But despite my mind’s occurs, the sufferer continues to seek meaning resistance, a quiet, inner urging asked me to through shallow means, such as hanging on step into the unknown. to self-image and seeking approval of others through appearance, actions, or accumulaA general medical dictionary defines Alzheim- tion. Although physically and mentally healthy er’s disease as a progressive neurologic dis- individuals are not offered this golden opporease of the brain that leads to the irreversible tunity to suddenly awaken spiritually, physical loss of neurons and to dementia. The clinical or mental suffering is not needed for spiritual hallmarks of Alzheimer’s are progressive im- attainment. All that’s required is to become pairment in memory, judgment, decision mak- astutely aware of the dysfunc- tional mechaning, orientation to physical surroundings, and ics of mental suffering so-called normal human lan- guage. mental processes which is at first easier to observe in others, and then to observe the However challenging the mental and physi- same mechanics alive in yourself. cal symptoms may be for the patient and the sympathy one feels for their suf- fering to the The purpose of this book is to help you to more student of spirituality, observing the mental fully participate in this new paradigm for realpro- cesses caused by dementia and the atten- izing enlightenment by helping you in three dant resistance to those changes by her and areas: her family, became the catalyst that fueled my awakening. l. You will be provided an effective context and process for a perspective shift regarding who It was not that observation of the disease itself your final teacher really is. In other words, the caused any particular insight. Instead, what guru who can ensure that you attain enlightwas instructive was observation of the chronic en- ment comes in the form of your everyday objections and resistance to the challenges problems, and particularly any difficult person of the disease, as expressed by the patient in your environment. This difficult person her and by her family and friends. This resis- tance after referred to as your “DP”—is someone you was observed to be a perfect microcosm of the may have mistakenly believed is blocking your resistance of, and hence mechanics of, suffer- spiritual progress by shattering your peace of ing that we all experience through normal daily mind. 52 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ July 2015

2. During this process you will be able to uncover what is really blocking your full essence from being revealed so that self- realization can occur. This means that what normally troubled you about a DP in your immediate environment can now act as a catalyst for spiritual awakening. Rather than becoming upset, and emotionally reacting to the DP, you now can recognize their dysfunction and remain blissfully unmoved despite their often extremely negative dysfunctional patterns. 3. While reading this book, you may recognize that you are a DP. This is a blessed recognition and is so beneficial that the date of this realization might even replace your annual birthday celebration as a date of significance. Since every DP suffers intensely, and also creates untold suffering for those in their environment, recogniz- ing your status as a DP will finally help you dissolve this complex. Only someone whose cognition is impaired, e.g., an Alzheimer’s or dementia patient, may be unable to implement strategies to consciously reduce mental suffering in themselves and others. Everyone else is a potential spiritual master ready to awaken. Common, yet dysfunctional, mental processes block spiritual growth. To be able to observe the nuances of these dysfunctional mental processes alive within you creates immediate relief. When you apply an effective spiritual solution to remedy those dysfunc- tional processes, your self-realization arises. But first it is helpful to observe the mechanics of dysfunction in another so that you can then recognize your own inner DP. As such, being in the presence of any DP fills this need perfectly.

Lisette Larkins has had extraordinary extraterrestrial encounters since childhood. The importance of them was to reveal to her the possibility of experiencing a “chronic state of well-being” and to inspire the recognition that, as spiritual beings in human bodies, we are designed to create to the same degree and with the same ability as extraterrestrials. Although she had written three books about these experiences, it wasn’t until she discovered the work of Eckhart Tolle on being “present” that a clear path presented itself. She began to apply these principles in her work as a publishing company sales director, author, and spiritual guide and went on to publish three more books. Lisette’s previous titles are: Talking to Extraterrestrials: Communicating with Enlightened Beings (Hampton Roads, 2002); Calling on Extraterrestrials: 11 Steps to Inviting Your Own UFO Encounters (Hampton Roads, 2003); Listening to Extraterrestrials: Telepathic Coaching by Enlightened Beings (Hampton Roads, 2004); Difficult People: A Gateway to Enlightenment (Rainbow Ridge Books, 2011); and Talking to Extraterrestrials: Transforming Our World with the Help of Enlightened Beings (Rainbow Ridge Books, 2013). Above and Beyond: The Incredible True Story of Extraterrestrial Contact (Rainbow Ridge Books, 2014) is the latest in her oeuvre.



Being An Empath

by Ellen Angelica Pendergast

Recently it appears that so much information has been published on being an Empath; it seems to have become the new ‘in’ word, when basically all it really is doing is giving a label to the ability to feel. The truth is this: we are all Empaths; all feeling Beings, for we are God; it’s just that some block this natural state, through fear. Feeling involves emotions, and many do not wish to go there. Painful memories lead to emotions and feelings that many do not wish to address; therefore blocking is one way to defend ourselves from feeling. 54 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ July 2015

Empathy places us in a position to feel another’s pain, and how can we do that, when often we cannot even stand to feel our own? What is the solution to ‘re-membering (becoming a member once again) of the connection to the All that Is, which is God/Universe/Love? (for more information on this subject, please view the Conversations With God trilogy, by Neale Donald Walsch). Moreover, how can we expect to BE empathic to others when so often we do not even display that for ourselves? It is much more loving and simple to view Empathy as connection. We connect when we feel safe; we disconnect sometimes out of fear, sometimes out of habit, but always from neglect. Somehow our connection to someone was neglected (usually by another individual) and we close off so as not to feel the disconnect any longer. Sadly, those that close off are always in a state of being disconnected, and it becomes comfortable but not in the sense of contentment; rather a settling into a pattern. An analogy would be as one sits on ones’ leg and it falls asleep; for a while we may not feel anything, and then when trying to get up and walk, one can hardly stand on the leg. Disconnect is like that; it may seem ok for a while, but it’s hard to stand alone without feeling eventually it’s difficult to even go on. True disconnect can even sometimes lead to suicide in extreme cases. No one that ever felt connected committed suicide. On another level, new information reveals that all addictions come from a lack of connection. How else could it be? If one feels disconnect, they withdraw, and drugs/alcohol provide some temporary relief from feeling disconnected and alone in the world. However, the truth is everywhere; in every book and lecture that every Master has even written or said: we are never disconnected from our Source, which is the energy of Love; some call this energy God. It is US and we are THAT.

That knowing will produce an AWARENESS of a connection that never dies, for it/we are eternal, sacred, magnificent Beings of the Universe and to be Empathic only means we are allowing who We Really Are to be made manifest in this physical form, through only one Source....Love. Empathy therefore is another aspect of God, expressed. To be an Empath is not a talent that some have and others do not; rather it is a choice to let go of the fear that is blocking this gift that we all are, which is Love. As the Christ said, ‘….be a light onto the darkness, so that all may see...’ Empathy is that Light. Blessings!

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. 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; 55 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ July 2015


Ask Ellen Angelica Pendergast

Spirit-Minded (Advice Column)

“All questions can be sent to: Question: Dear Spirit-MInded: My son and I are at odds over his girlfriend; they have been together 5 years; are in late twenties and she has been controlling family gatherings, meetings, etc. If she doesn’t want to attend, he won’t, even if he truly wishes to…I am starting to feel such contempt and yet if I say something, I get ‘punished,’ and don’t see him….what should I do or feel about this? Signed: Hurt

Next, the best way to decide is two-fold; which one serves you well? Now at first, it may appear that to feel badly and choosing the victim role feels good, as that role seeks sympathy and compassion. The problem is that most often when someone is angry, those two emotions are being blocked by that anger. One then must decide if feeling and experiencing that role called ‘victim,’ really does serve to erase the problem. Sadly that choice usually keeps the victimization going. How to decide? Ask oneself, what would Love do now? Not loving the other, but loving Self? And the fastest way, (even if one does not have children), is to ask yourself, what would I tell my child if they were in my situation? Once you know, force yourself to do that for yourself. This works because we Love our children unconditionally, and even if we have none, we know what we would tell our child if we had one. Following the same advice for Self places us in a state of Being that brings peace, and from that peace, all good flows, including Love.

Answer: Dear Hurt, So many times these situations arise and always, when remembering why we are here, we must view them as what they truly are….an opportunity to decide who and what we wish to BE about it all. First acknowledge how you feel, as having that feeling, when negative, will quickly help us to seek a remedy for it. You must decide what you wish to BE about it, meaning this: do you wish to be a victim, martyr, savior, child, adult, apathetic, aggressive, passive, etc? These are just a few states of Being that one can choose Healing will then take place. from, as there are many others. Blessings! 56 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ July 2015





White is most effective in cleansing and clearing out the body, even though the color your body requests breaks up the blockage and gets it moving. If you have any experience doing laundry, think of white as the fabric softener in a rinse cycle. White perfectly finishes the work done within you, after the color your body chooses to use as “detergent” is complete. “Why must I do the affirmations even if I’m not ‘well’ yet?” The whole purpose of the ColorWorks, after releasing your issue, is to establish within you new and positive thought and word patterns, so you do not re-create your issue. Colors release blockages, but the affirmations are insurance against continuing to use the same thought and speech patterns that created your issue in the first place. When you regularly think and speak in new and positive ways, it helps you make a habit of your new pattern of appreciation, and more quickly. “When I asked my body what color it needed to get rid of my headache, I thought it said black! Does that mean I have a brain tumor?” No, your body isn’t saying you have a brain tumor. Black is not a bad color; it doesn’t mean something bad is taking place. Color is simply a convenient way of recognizing and using vibrations, and no one color is better than any other.Your body simply needs the vibration of black. Black is a heavier and slower moving vibration, which is effective at breaking large or solid blockages into manageable pieces. “Does one color work better than another?”

I suggest you begin the ColorWorks by wrapping yourself in a white cocoon simply because white is a color that most people feel safe with. If you feel safer in pink or yellow, then use one of those colors at that point, but remember to rely on your body’s choice of color to deal with your issue, as it is not the visual shade of color that’s important, but its vibrational quality must match what your body needs to work. “The second time I did The ColorWorks, I asked for a color, and the answer I got was triangles. Did I do something wrong?” You cannot do ColorWorks “wrong.” Triangles are just fine. Your body knows what it needs. Shapes have their own vibrations. One client, a little boy about six, told me he needed pur- ple triangles with lime green centers. He started breathing them through his body, and all went well for about a minute. Then he started to sneeze. When I asked him what was going on, he said the triangles tickled! “Why do I have to ask for a color to balance my body?” The old saying, “Nature abhors a vacuum,” applies here. You have moved out chunks of old energy, and that work has left tiny, empty spaces, and a new vibrational rate. You need to replace what you’ve released, and stabilize it with something new and preferable; otherwise, the old pattern will return. The balancing color, along with the affirmations, move in to set the new pattern in place.


“I felt cold when I did the ColorWorks. Is that normal?”

one spot that makes you smile. That’s your Comfort Spot.

I get cold, too. When you move that much energy, direct- ing your body’s resources to that specific task, they’re no longer focused on keeping you warm. Keep a blanket handy, and wrap up before beginning, if you need to.

If nothing shows up on the front of your body, it may be necessary to turn around and have your friend scan your back side as well. Nothing says that the Comfort Spot is located on the front of your body, nor does it have to be in the easiest- to-reach location.

“After I did the ColorWorks, the room was really stuffy. Why was that?” What you’re recognizing is the old, stale energy you’ve just moved out. To help remove it from your environment, I suggest using curry. Put about an inch of water in a small sauce pan, bring it to a boil, and add one tablespoon of curry. Stir it gently for a few seconds, and then walk around the room. While you’re at it, why not give yourself a fresh beginning by walking throughout the entire house, cleaning out stale energy from the corners of each room with your curry pot? “Is there anything I can do to help deal with a difficult situation in the moment, so it doesn’t get stored, instead of needing to do the full ColorWorks process later?” You’re looking for first aid, and that’s a great idea. If you’re in a challenging situation, use your time and energy to make what improvement you can in the moment by touching or massaging your comfort spot. Later you can handle the bal- ance when you do the ColorWorks process completely. Everyone has a Comfort Spot, which, upon being touched or rubbed, helps you feel more comfortable. Some people have two. If you don’t know where yours is, have a friend stand about five feet away from you and, beginning at the top of your head, visually scan your body. He should very slowly scan your forehead, across your eyebrows, your eyes, and the bridge of your nose, and so on, right down to your toes. As he does this, he will hit on



When you’ve located your Comfort Spot, you can use it to help clear away or prevent the internalization of negative emotions, thoughts, or issues. For example, let’s say you’ve just had an argument with your child about picking up his toys. He refuses to do what you ask, throws a toy at you, and runs out the back door. You’re sitting in the kitchen awash in a tide of feelings—tired, frustrated, feeling like a failure as a parent, and angry that you seem to be the only one to discipline your son. Take a deep breath, exhale, and begin to rub your Com- fort Spot as you think of the scene that just took place between you and your son. Breathe calmly as you review it. In many cases, you’ll feel a shift, and your feelings become less intense. Instead of feeling as if you’ve just run into a wall, you may find a door—a way to handle this issue—or you may have the feeling that you’ll find a solution soon. Later, when you have time to do the full ColorWorks process, you can do a more thorough job of clearing the anger and the feeling of failure. The Comfort Spot can also be used as a tool to help you clear old memories and emotions. The process is much the same as for handling the previous issue. Think of an issue in the past that still causes you stress. Once you have the issue clearly in your mind, and you’re feeling the emotions that go with it, rub your Comfort Spot, and continue until you feel a shift.

The feelings may lighten a little, they may lighten a lot, or the whole issue may leave. You can think of it and feel neu- tral, as if you don’t have an emotional attachment to it. This is an especially good way to deal with stressful issues. Rubbing the Comfort Spot helps loosen them up so that, when you’re ready to do the ColorWorks process, these stressful memories will move out more easily and completely.

PATTI CONKLIN is a world-class energy healer, and a much sought-after facilitator who has shared her experiences and “What if I want to clear out a stressful issue, and changed lives at it’s evident that my body isn’t ready to let go of hundreds of it. What do I do then?” workshops, lectures, and When you can be in a calm place, think of conferences. the issue. Ask yourself why you’re not ready to let go of this particu- lar issue. As an answer comes to your mind, press gently on your heart, and ask if that’s the real reason you’re not ready to let go. When you come to the true reason you’re still holding onto the issue, you’ll feel a shift inside yourself. You can then decide the best way to deal with it. “I do not ‘see’ the actual colors my body chooses on the inside of my eyelids, or I only see colors every now and then. Am I doing ColorWorks wrong?” ColorWorks cannot be done “wrong.” If you do not ever “see” the colors, you may simply be processing through another dominant sense. If you see colors only occasion- ally, your dominant sense may change from time to time, or even from day to day. The most important part is to trust the process.

Her work and gifts have been referenced in many books, 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 life and experience. Her book God Within, ISBN 978-1-9737907-23-5, Rainbow Ridge Books is available everywhere books are sold.


The Dance of the Divine Lover by Rasha


In A Journey to Oneness—the long-awaited sequel to the underground spiritual classic, Oneness—Divine Messenger, Rasha, takes us along on a seven-year odyssey through the labyrinths of consciousness, as she shares the incredible story of her own spiritual journey. With the profound wisdom of Oneness (the Divine Presence often referred to as “God”) to light the way, A Journey to Oneness takes us for an authentic ride on the roller-coaster of spiritual transformation, and gives us the tools to radically change our lives—and transform our world. This vivid, literary tapestry chronicles a mind’s probing questions about what is actually happening as it slowly unravels and shifts into a higher octave of perception—documents the astounding answers as they emerge from within—and weaves it all seamlessly with the poetry and rapture of Divine Union. As Oneness helps Rasha circumnavigate the potholes along the road to “freedom,” the reader is given a vibrant new vision of the nature of humanness, and in-depth guide to discovering the Divinity within. Here’s a selection from A Journey to Oneness that captures an exquisite sense of the rapture that awaits us on the spiritual journey. In these passionate words of Divine wisdom, Oneness guides us toward discovering who we really Are!

“Amidst a whirlwind of preparations for returning to India for the winter, I transcribed this beautiful passage from Oneness. The words of Oneness so often seemed prophetic to me. They had a way of setting the stage for the deep inner shifts that invariably would follow, as I allowed my heart to lead me ever deeper into the great unknown. Oneness captured the absolute wonderment of that ongoing sense of surrender, and its inherent gift of selfdiscovery, with this most poetic passage. It was selected and adapted as a meditation entitled “The Dance of the Divine Lover” for the CD, The Meditations of Oneness: A Journey to the Heart of the Divine Lover, which was released in November, 2009. The sacred state of Divine Union and why we are here in physical form Oneness speaks: This is Oneness. This is the Presence that permeates your consciousness in this moment. This is the blissful union of which you are a part. This is the destiny toward which you journey. And this is the destination at which you have already arrived. This is the sacred contract that has been fulfilled, in perpetuity, with every nuance of your unfoldment. This is the promise that continues to be revealed within you, with every waking breath.



This experience of the embracing of your own Divinity is not an act defined in a moment and thereafter relegated to something that has already happened. It is an experience that grows and deepens—an experience that continues to unfold. And not unlike the experience of lovemaking, presents a newness with each embrace.

for the possibility that this experience—or any experience—would be one’s own. The sense of you-ness merges into a totality of perception. And the sense of who and what you Are takes on the coloration of an infinitely broader spectrum of possibility.

The one who is perceiving this moment of delight is not at all limited to the linear you who Every time we experience this union—this began this lifetime believing in the illusion Oneness—we are deepening a bond that will of that very separation and spent decade only continue to grow eternally. Every touch after decade creating a history of supporting of this Presence is like a caress. Every breath, evidence to bolster that presumption. Now, bonded in the embrace of Presence, is Divine you begin to be able to sense the monumenLove, revealing itself, and reveling in its own tal piece of fiction that has been created in the unbridled aliveness. There is no other within name of that minute shred of identity. You are the context of this consummate embrace. It is so much more than that. Self, glorying in its’ own unfoldment, discovering the delights of its own Essence, mirroring In this experience of Divine Nowness, where its’ own sweetness through the perceptions of an unfathomable scope of awareness hints form. at its’ own Isness, you, as the vehicle of linear perception, are able to translate the touch of We share in the experience of form. And we the Supreme Lover into the language of linear share in the experience of formlessness. For, experience—and through breaths of joy, give in the exchange, you have revealed the true it definition. This is Who you Are, the micronature of your own Sacred Self, and the mira- cosm and the macrocosm of your own expocle of a birthing into awareness is experienced, nential Isness, peering through the pinhole through the vehicle of form, throughout the full of your own minute vantage point, and gasping multidimensionality of form and formlessness in wonder at implications that are magnificently that is who you truly Are. This foray into the incomprehensible—and at the same time, unexperience of Oneness, is not simply a one-on- questionable. one exchange. It is an exponential encounter, rippling out like a raindrop, into liquid stillness, touching every aspect of that Divine Presence with the sheer joy of it. Your bliss, in this moment, is not your own. For, to perceive it as an experience that is yours would be to contain it and imprison it—to withhold the raindrop from the ocean of perception that waits, yearning in anticipation, to receive it. This bliss is not at all your experience. For, in the union that brings this joy into manifestation, is the relinquishing of the boundaries that would define that limited sense of self. In the receiving of it is the simultaneous relinquishing of the separation that would allow 64 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ July 2015

Only though the shieldedness of that vision is the sublime sense of wonderment possible. For, in the fullness of that infinite awareness, all of it simply Is. So, by all means, perceive this moment with which you have been gifted. Feel the fullness of these delights. And know that it is through the blessed perception of the sheer joy of your own Self-discovery, that you give the gift of that Love in return. With each set of eyes that is opened, with each blissful new awakening, the dance of the Divine Lover takes another step toward Ultimate Union. And with every glimpse into the secret inner sanctums of sacredness and delight, you add yet another caress to the experience of Divine Love that is here, for all the world to share. This newborn moment is the gift. This miracle of Self-recognition is what we have come to this experience of incarnate reality to share: Oneness, in bonded union with our own sacred essence, with full, conscious awareness of it. That is why you are here. That is why you have come into form. That is why you are secretly so intrigued with the possibility of the world of the formless. This is what keeps you searching for clues to the meaning of your existence, rather than simply allowing the bars of your outer prison to define your world. The seeds of Selfdiscovery, planted so deeply within you, have begun to seek the Light. And, slowly, from the depths of self-imposed captivity, the seed of Divine Life is moving toward the experience of daybreak.”

Author of the spiritual classic, Oneness, Rasha has worked as Divine Messenger for over 25 years. In 1998, she began a profound dialogue with the universal Presence, “Oneness”—the Divinity we all share and many refer to as “God.” Word for word, she transcribed the principles that give us a new level of understanding of the mystery we call “life”— and empower us to transform our lives and our world. Her teachings are universal and focus on the personal experience of the Divinity within each of us. An incurable world traveler, Rasha now lives at the foot of the mystical mountain, Arunachala, in South India.

From the book, A Journey to Oneness, by Rasha. Copyright 2013 For more information visit:



Home Remedies for Skin Hydration by John Lexon

Skin hydration is important if you want to get and keep skin that is smooth and glows. The skin locks in a great amount of the water that is available in our body. Actually, most of the water is needed to keep skin firm and supple. That is the reason why when you are dehydrated, your skin loses its suppleness and appears thin and unhealthy. There are many ways to keep your skin hydrated; however the best and most simple way is to drink an adequate amount of water throughout the day. Fruits also help supplement the amount of wa-

ter you supply your body since a significant percentage of their weight is primarily water. The reason it’s important to drink water throughout the day is because when your body runs out of water, it will start sourcing water from your skin, thus leaving your skin dry. Remember that the body needs water to function well. All cellular activities that keep us alive and healthy need water to work effectively. So for you to stay alive your body needs water, and for your skin to stay healthy and supple, you really need to keep your body well hydrated.


In conclusion to really get and keep beautiful healthy looking skin make use of the following home remedies for skin hydration:

away from the sun to avoid losing water via perspiration.

1. Drink an adequate amount of water throughout the day (it’s important to remember that we all need different amounts of water daily based on age, weight, the lifestyle we live as well as the environment we live in)

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2. Eat plenty of raw veggies and fruits In addition to the above you can also try keep to discover the anti aging skin care products [] that he recommends after extensive research.

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