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“We’ve been friends AF-Logo-08
Now for so many years
We’ve been together through
The good times and the tears”

“Friends”- The Beach Boys


With the release of the book, “They’re Not Gone,” we have had a lot of friends call and give us support.  One of those friends is Caesar Augustus, owner of Augustus Films.

This is from Caesar’s recent newsletter.  All we can say is, “We love you Caesar, and thank you very much!”  Augustus Films produced the trailer for “They’re Not Gone”.

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Hey Ceasar for everything you do… this blogs for you.

Hello Everyone,

Its Been a while since our last email. I hope this finds everyone in good health and spirits. Today is a very special day. My friends Amy Butler and Rick Wood have release their new book called “They’re Not Gone”.

I have been honored with reviewing the book and developed a trailer to promote the book.

Today is the day! “They’re Not Gone” is officially on sale! yay! Check out the trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtzD18GnlpE

If you order today get $155.00 of coupons for FREE! Visit http://www.theyrenotgone.com!

What happens when we die? Regardless of your belief system, receiving proof that the spirit lives on can be a life-altering experience. They’re Not Gone provides detailed accounts of 13 people who, through Psychic Medium Ricky Wood, reconnected with a loved one they lost. With names, phrases, mannerisms, and much more, Ricky delivers irrefutable evidence that our spirits are still very much alive after our physical death.

Your Outlook on Life and Death May Never Be the Same.

“They’re NOT Gone” presents in a Chicken Soup for the Soul format with a John Edwards One Last Time theme. Following each short story, get to know Ricky Wood in a question and answer section where he addresses common questions such as — Is there a heaven and a hell? Is there a difference between where you go if you die naturally versus suicide? Do you see things differently after dying? And much more! Through humor and his down-to-earth nature, get to know what Ricky believes based on his years of experience as a Psychic Medium.

Available December 2, 2009

Get Your Copy at Amazon.com

For more information go to

http://www.theyrenotgone.com

Edited by Caesar Augustus

http://www.augustusfilms.com

Check out Ricky Wood at http://www.rickywood.net

If we nourish our souls and our minds the closer we are to total Union with it all.

Thank you for taking the time to read this!


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“It’s like I’m sailing on the oceanZauriel
Every time I see your eyes
You could be the wind that keeps me floating
I could be in heaven for all I know
Heaven’s a place for me to go
No one ever could have told me how
No one ever could have told me how
Heaven could be here on earth”

“Heaven” -Carl Wilson


Praise is something we all want and at the same time feel uncomfortable receiving. I recently was given praise in its highest form.

A book.

About the work I do.

I’m honored….

Author Sharing Hope for the Holidays with New Book titled They’re Not Gone.

 

Phoenixville, PA – November 10, 2009 – Author,  A.P. Morris, is releasing a non-fiction book, They’re Not Gone, to coincide with the holiday season.

 

cover_blogThey’re Not Gone shares stories of 13 people whose loved ones passed away and their eventual ‘reconnection’ through the assistance of local Psychic Medium, Ricky Wood. Each story contains ‘evidence’ that their spirits are still very much alive.  Wood delivers specifics from names and dates to mannerisms and jokes to verify the spirit who is communicating.

“I wanted to share my story to give others hope, especially during the holiday season when missing them can be even more difficult.  I am now 100% positive that our loved ones don’t vanish with death, they are still very much alive,” Morris said.

A.P. Morris’s story in the book tells of the loss of her brother to suicide when she was just 16 years old.  After hearing from him through Psychic medium Ricky Wood, her life was transformed. Ricky Wood referred to a nickname of her brother’s that she had never told a soul about, allowing her to know definitively that he was still ‘alive.’

“I spent so many holiday seasons sad and depressed because I missed my brother so desperately.  If I’d only known that he wasn’t just gone, I think it may have been a whole lot easier for me,” A.P. Morris, author, said.

Each story offers a different type of love, loss, and lesson. Whether you’ve lost a child, spouse, parent, or great friend, there is a relationship that everyone can relate with.  Following each story, there is a question and answer section where the reader gets to learn more about Ricky’s beliefs based on his years of experience working as a Psychic Medium.

“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to share some amazing true life stories.  The information contained in this book could change so many people’s lives.  I know – it changed mine,” Morris said.amy bw

A.P. Morris feels that it was easier for her to believe in the continued existence of our spirits after she received ‘proof.’  Her hope is that by sharing these stories it will bring peace to many people’s lives, especially during this holiday season.

On December 2, 2009 you can purchase a copy of the book “They’re Not Gone,” for just $16.95 by visiting www.Amazon.com or www.theyrenotgone.com .

Meet the Author – at the Holiday Bazaar at Phoenixville Middle School (hosted by the National Junior Honor Society) on Saturday December 12, 2009 from 10am – 3pm.

*A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a non-profit organization Urban Compass located in Southern California.  Urban Compass was formed in partnership with local schools to combat poverty and violence and make a difference in children’s lives by providing tutoring support, enrichment activities, and field trips to keep the children engaged in a positive learning experience and off the streets.

To learn more or donate directly you can go to www.urbancompass.org*

If you wish to contact A.P. Morris, you can email her at info@theyrenotgone.com.

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snddh_cv2Triple Spiritual Experience with Three Psychic Mediums

Barb Powell, Shelia Powell & Joseph LoBrutto

Psychic Medium Barb Powell (from Canada) and her special guests Medium, Joseph LoBrutto

and Psychic Empath Shelia Powell (both from Florida) for this very special “Triple Spiritual Experience”!


barbstandinginredCanadian Psychic Medium Barb Powell, nicknamed the “Sixth Charm”, is sought out

for her skills in Paranormal Investigations as well as psychic/medium readings. A

popular psychic who has been in the fore front of the media for the past 5 years. You

may have heard her on Darkness Radio with David Shrader, Sirius Radio’s Living

Successfully or her interview on The Kevin Smith Show. Barb was the only one in the

history of The Kevin Smith Show that pulled in so many listeners and tipped audience

ratings. Her media experience includes appearances on Gary Garver’s “Almost Life”

& What’s Hot Radio, burbank, Ca. www.barbpowell.com

Shelia Powell is an international intuitive medium, with a client base spanning several countries15_img

including the U.S., Canada, China and Africa. She has done many seminars and workshops

in the US and Canada. Shelia was recently featured on The Travel Channels “Ghost

Adventures”, The Riddle House. She was the first psychic that they have ever used!

Her website can be found at www.sheliapowell.com

joe lobruttoInternationally Renowned Psychic Medium Joseph LoBrutto III is a loving channel

connecting you with your loved ones on the other side; his gift helps to bridge the gap

between earth and the spiritual plane of existence. He is an extraordinary Psychic and

Medium. As a gifted psychic, he works with people to help them gain a deeper understanding

of their life events, and also gives practical advice for their lives. As a physical medium he will

sometimes take on the personality of the deceased person by mimicking mannerisms you may

remember from when they were alive. As a channel, Joseph is able to communicate with The

Ascended Masters, Spirit Guides, Angels and Spiritual Beings.

One of Joseph’s greatest accomplishments as an author is to publish one of the

most enlightening books available in the New Age market; “Is There More To

Life… Than What We Know?~A Spiritual Journey and Awakening in Finding

God.” www.psychicmediumjoseph.com

* Attending this event does not guarantee a reading from either Barb Powell, Shelia Powell or Joseph LoBrutto.!

Please be open to the

process and experience when attending! The audience members who are meant to receive messages from their loved ones in spirit,

will. Because this is a public demonstration, no recording devices or camcorders permitted for privacy reasons.

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Refreshments will be served after the event, where you’ll have the opportunity to

meet and chat with the mediums!

This intimate gallery setting is a wonderful way to experience the process of psychic

mediumship through possibly your own reading or through the readings of others*. Barb,

Shelia & Joseph will conduct a mini talk on their work, and will then relay messages to those

members of the audience they are pulled to.

Monday, October 26, 2009 at 6:00 PM (ET)

Our Journey of Life 301 Yamato Rd Suite 1240 33431

Single Admission ($45) – Sale !Ticket Purchased Before Oct 18, 2009 $45.00 Fees $1.12
Single Ticket ($60) After Oct 18th 2009 $60.00 Fee $1.50

Toll Free 1-866-313-8415

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1287777170_ceef0d8d58_oAmericans spend more on health care than people do elsewhere, but somehow we spend more for less.

Most of us have no clue about the actual cost of our medical care until the bills arrive, because hospitals and doctors don’t publish their charges. The cost of insurance goes up and up, with fewer services covered. Millions of Americans needlessly suffer or die from preventable medical errors and infections.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Costs can come down and quality can improve if we stop letting the insurance companies run the show, make billing clear and simple, and focus on prevention and managing chronic illness better.

You can make a difference by taking our pledge and joining our effort to make health care a top priority for our nation’s leaders.

THE PLEDGE:
I want to join with other Americans to support action, answers and accountability. It is time to:

* * Give my family security that we will have quality care when we need it at a cost we can afford;
* * Make hospitals and doctors more transparent about the cost and quality of care they offer;225px-Unclesam_comics
* * Eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy between patients and the care they need;
* * End long waits for care;
* * Examine all solutions that will ensure all Americans access to quality, affordable care, with input from real people like me.

Sign the pledge here

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/411857645?z00m=15215845

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RWLOGO-Rev copyRick Wood, nationally recognized psychic medium and life coach, will be giving sessions out of his Tempe,AZ office June 4th and 5th. The cost  is 125.00 per hour. Sessions are by appointment only.

Wood has been professionally offering his services, which include life coaching, individual and couples counseling, past life regression, spirit release and mediumship, as well as traditional psychic readings, for over 15 years on a full-time basis. Additionally, Wood is the subject of the upcoming book “They’re Not Gone” by Amy Butler, detailing some of his more memorable and paranormal experiences as a professional psychic medium.

“I had my first session with Rick and was so impressed not only with the information, but with Rick’s humor and honesty in delivering it. I initially made this call looking for direction in my work and the relocation of my family. I was given so much more than this. Rick not only gave me insight, he was able to bring through some very special souls that have passed,” stated client Stacey Pare.img_45901-5x5-for-web.thumbnail

In addition to his office appointments, he will be available for in-home meetings and parties as well as appointments via telephone. For more information about services offered or to schedule an appointment, please call 484-459-5489.

For more information, please visit his website at http://www.rickywood.net.

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Lord, make me an instrument of your peace

Where there is hatred, let me sow love:

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not

So much seek to be consoled

As to console,

To be understood as to understand,

To be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive,

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

And it is in dying that we are born

to eternal life.

Prayer of St.Francis

This is a wonderful prayer of healing and peace. The healing art of Reiki is very similar to the prayer. Bringing love and light to help others heal. Not anymore. At least according to the Catholic Church. I received a letter from Reiki Master Holly Matthews about how the church says to not support the use of Reiki sessions!

It would have been different if the bishops had done their homework….

Read on

A Response to the Bishops’ Statement on Reiki

by William Lee Rand

On March 25, 2009, U.S. Catholic bishops issued a statement advising Catholic hospitals, health care facilities, and Catholic chaplains not to support the use of Reiki sessions. The statement was issued by The Committee on Doctrine, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and titled: “Guidelines for Evaluating Reiki as Alternative Therapy.”

The statement was based on research the committee had done over a period of several months involving information found on the Internet and in Reiki books. Based on these sources, they concluded that Reiki came from Buddhist texts and has a religious basis; that Reiki healing energy is directed by human thought and will; that Reiki is not validated by scientific studies and has no scientific explanation, and that Reiki is not accepted by the medical community.

When considering the value of the bishops’ statement, it’s important to note the sources they accessed. Much of their research came from information published on Internet Web sites. Overall, the Internet isn’t a good source of factual information because there is no requirement that information published there be checked or approved for accuracy. Anyone can set up a Web site and publish anything they wish. What often happens is that authors of sites copy from each other, so if inaccurate information is published on one site, it can easily spread to many sites across the Internet. If one makes use of the Internet for research, one must use a developed set of selection criteria that limits one to only the most respected and reputable Web sites. Otherwise, one runs the risk of accepting rumor and misinformation as fact.

This is especially true for Reiki Web sites. Reiki information has been riddled with inaccurate ideas from the beginning of its practice in the West. Many Reiki practitioners, teachers and authors fail to check the accuracy of the information they base their teaching and writing on, and this has had a detrimental effect on the quality of information published both on the Internet and in Reiki books.

The best information on Reiki comes from those who have researched the history and practice of Reiki professionally by conducting research in Japan, reading original documents, and interviewing members of the founding Reiki organization in Japan. If the bishops who wrote the statement on Reiki had interviewed several of these experts, they would have realized that much of the published information on Reiki is inaccurate, and they would have had accurate, verifiable information on which to base their conclusions.usuiwashed

Origin of Reiki

One of the stories told by Mrs. Takata about the origin of Reiki indicates that the founder, Mikao Usui discovered the secret of Reiki n Buddhist texts.1 This story has been repeated over and over in Reiki classes, on Internet Web sites and in many Reiki books. Yet we know this isn’t true. For many years, Mrs. Takata was the only source of information about Reiki for those in the West, and most practitioners accepted her statements without question. Language, cultural, and organizational barriers in Japan made research difficult for those who wanted to learn more about the origins and practice of Reiki. It wasn’t until the end of the 90’s that a few researchers were able to make breakthroughs.

Researchers, including Toshitaka Mochizuki, Hiroshi Doi and Frank Arjava Petter, made contact with the original Reiki organization, discovered Mikao Usui’s grave, translated the story of Reiki inscribed on his memorial stone, and uncovered an original document written by Mikao Usui about the nature of Reiki. These sources indicate that Mikao Usui wasn’t seeking to discover a method of healing, but that the ability to heal came to him spontaneously during a spiritual experience on a sacred mountain. Furthermore, in his Reiki Ryoho Hikkei (Reiki Healing Art Handbook), Mikao Usui states: “My Usui Reiki Ryoho (healing art) is original, never before explored, and incomparable in the world.” These facts indicate that Reiki couldn’t have come from Buddhist texts, nor could it be connected to any religion or belief system. In addition, Japanese Reiki Masters who have knowledge of Buddhism have indicated that they can find nothing from Buddhism in the practice of Reiki and that Reiki is religiously neutral.2

The Nature of Reiki Healing

One of the first things I noticed after I took my first Reiki class and began to practice Reiki is that Reiki healing energy directs itself. I was unable to direct it with my mind or will and realized this wasn’t necessary as Reiki had its own form of guidance that was superior to my own. This experience has been verified by other professional Reiki practitioners and forms the basis of one of the important keys to using Reiki: If you want Reiki to provide the best healing experience, it’s necessary for the practitioner to set their own desire, will and ego aside, and allow the Reiki energy to guide itself.

Scientific Explanation for Reiki

There is a scientific explanation for Reiki that is based on scientific studies and factual information. This explanation has been presented as a testable hypothesis by James Oschman, Ph.D.

Dr. Oschman is a scientist with a conventional background who became interested in the practice of energy medicine. Through research, he discovered a number of important scientific studies that point to a scientific basis for energy medicine based on the laws of physics and biology. These findings are discussed in an interview, “Science and the Human Energy Field,” published in the Winter 2002 issue of Reiki News Magazine.reiki.jpg colours

The electrical currents that run through every part of the human body provide the basis for Dr. Oschman’s hypothesis. These currents are present in the nervous system, organs, and cells of the body. For instance, the electrical signals that trigger the heartbeat travel throughout all the tissues of the body and can be detected anywhere on the body.

Ampere’s law indicates that when an electrical current flows through a conductor, an electromagnetic field is produced that reflects the nature of the current that created it. Tests with scientific instruments indicate that electromagnetic fields exist around the body and around each of the organs of the body, including the brain, heart, kidneys, liver, stomach, etc. The heart has the strongest field, which has been measured at a distance of 15 feet from the body.

The fields around each of the organs pulse at different frequencies and stay within a specific frequency range when they are healthy, but move out of this range when they are unhealthy. The hands of healers produce pulsing electromagnetic fields when they are in the process of healing, whereas the hands of non-healer do not produce these fields. When a healer places his or her hands on or near a person in need of healing, the electromagnetic field of the healer’s hands sweeps through a range of frequencies based on the needs of the part of the body being treated. Faraday’s law indicates that one electromagnetic field can induce currents into a nearby conductor and through this process, induce a similar field around it. In this way, a healer induces a healthy electromagnetic field around an unhealthy organ, thus inducing a healthy state in the organ. A detailed explanation of this hypothesis, including descriptions of the scientific studies, diagrams, and references is presented in the interview mentioned above.

Acceptance by the Medical Community

Although Reiki is not universally accepted within the medical community, many medical professionals, hospitals, and healthcare facilities recognize its benefits and accept it as an adjunct therapy. In Holistic Nursing, A Handbook for Practice, Chapter 2 “Scope and Standards of Practice,” the American Holistic Nursing Association (AHNA) lists Reiki as an accepted form of treatment.3 In addition, according to the American Hospital Association, in 2007 Reiki was offered as a standard part of patient care in 15% or over 800 hospitals across the US.4 Doctors have recommended Reiki to their patients for amelioration of various health-related conditions. Surgeons make use of Reiki practitioners prior to, during, and following surgery. As an example, Dr. Mehmet Oz, one of the most respected cardiovascular surgeons in the US, uses Reiki during open-heart surgeries and heart transplants. According to Dr. Oz, “Reiki has become a sought-after healing art among patients and mainstream medical professionals.”5

Ethical Implications

To refuse Reiki treatment to patients that request it creates an ethical issue. According to the AHNA statement in response to the bishops’ statement, the practice of holistic nursing is not subject to regulation by the Catholic church and it would be an ethical violation for a member of the AHNA to withhold Reiki treatment from a patient who requests it; this includes those working in Catholic hospitals.

Scientific Studies

There are a number of reputable scientific studies that provide evidence that Reiki is therapeutic. These studies can be found by using one of the professional medical databases such as PubMed or Cochrane Collection.6 Studies meeting medical and scientific standards are usually published in peer-reviewed journals. There are over 20 such studies on the therapeutic value of Reiki. A review of some of these studies, “An Integrative Review of Reiki Touch Therapy Research” by Anne Vitale, Ph. D., can be found at http://www.nursingcenter.com/pdf.asp?AID=732068. While the Reiki studies conducted to date are preliminary in nature, they do provide support for additional studies.Reiki Healing 250x200

One well-designed Reiki study is “Autonomic Nervous-System-Changes During Reiki Treatment: A Preliminary Study.”7 Forty-five subjects were assigned randomly to three groups. One group received no treatment, another received Reiki treatment by experienced Reiki practitioners, and the third group received sham treatment by a person with no Reiki training who used the same hand positions as those receiving real Reiki.

Measurements were made of heart rate, cardiac vagal tone, blood pressure, cardiac sensitivity to baroreflex, and breathing. Heart rate and diastolic blood pressure decreased significantly for those receiving Reiki, but not for those receiving sham Reiki, or no treatment. This study indicates that the body does respond to Reiki energy and that this response isn’t purely psychological. It also indicates a potential therapeutic effect for Reiki.

“Reiki Improves Heart Rate Homeostasis in Laboratory Rats”8 is another valuable study. The value of using animals in this type of study is that they are not affected by belief or skepticism regarding Reiki. In addition, highly accurate telemetric implants were used to transmit the biometric data. White noise was used to increase the heart rate of three implanted laboratory rats. The rats were treated by a Reiki practitioner and by a sham Reiki practitioner prior to being exposed to white noise and after exposure. The procedure involved the practitioner directing their hands toward the caged rat at a distance of four feet. The rats that received Reiki experienced a significant reduction in heart rate, both before having their heart rates elevated by white noise and after, whereas those treated with sham Reiki did not. This is one of the most rigorous Reiki studies to date and demonstrates that Reiki reduces the heart rate in both stressed and unstressed animals and promotes homeostasis, both of which promote healthy heart function.

Reiki is practiced by followers of many religious traditions. Although some practitioners integrate Reiki into their existing religious beliefs, Reiki is not a religion, doctrine, or dogma. Reiki is grounded in the principle of compassionate action, which is common to all religious traditions. While each religion has the right to create its own rules, it’s within the nature of human dignity and free will for each person to decide which path to follow and what activities are appropriate for them.

1 Paul David Mitchell, The Blue Book, revised edition for The Reiki Alliance (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: 1985), page 13.

2 Personal communication with Japanese Reiki practitioners Hiroshi Doi and Hyakuten Inamoto.

3 page 56.

4 http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-09-14-alternative-therapies_N.htm and http://www.reikiinhospitals.org

5 http://healthcare-research.suite101.com/article.cfm/reiki_in_hospitals

6 http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/ PubMed is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. http://www.lib.umb.edu/node/1353 The Cochrane Collection provides access to a collection of databases, which focus on the effects of health care and evidence based medical practice.

7 Nicole Makay, M.Sc., Stig Hansen, Ph.D., and Oona McFarlane, M.A., The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Volume 10, Number 6, 2004, pp. 1077–1081. This study is also discussed in “The Science of Reiki” by Nicole Mackay, Reiki News Magazine (Summer 2005).

8 Ann Linda Baldwin, Ph.D, Christina Wagers, and Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D., The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Volume 14, Number 4, 2008, pp. 417–422.

William Lee Rand is president of the International Center for Reiki Training and executive editor of the Reiki News Magazine. He has studied with five Reiki teachers, including two from Japan, and has made three trips to Japan to research the history and nature of Reiki. Rand has practiced Reiki since 1981 and has taught full time for 20 years.

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SHADPT-Cv13_solicit The gentle waves of love in motion
And the warmth of summer sun
In your love I need no compass
My direction has begun
Could you be an angel sent from god
No one ever could have told me how
No one ever could have told me how
Heaven could be here on earth

“Heaven” – Carl Wilson


I’ve been a Psychic Medium for over fifteen years and I meet a lot of great people, some of them psychic. A question I get often is “who are your favorite psychic mediums?” Favorites? hmmm…

My favorites may not be yours. I understand that. I chose these four because I trust them, they are accurate, they love what they do, and have a sense of humor. These psychics deliver the message without a lot of vague references to otherworldly dimensions and the like. All the mentioned psychics use their real names. I think its kind of weird to change your name to “astrocueball7” just because you can talk to dead people.

When these guys have to explain otherworldly “stuff”, they do so concisely and patiently.

So here are my four favorite Psychic Mediums.  I was going to call it my Top 5 and include yours truly but I talk to myself enough already!  But here is my link – http://www.RickyWood.net

1) amy-berry Amy Berry – hails from Ogden, Utah.  Amy is a down to earth and compassionate Psychic Medium.  Her style is soothing yet to the point. I truly enjoy working with Amy and  I am planning on doing workshops with her in the future.  Check out her website at www.aim2inspire.net

2) josephlobruttoJoe LoBrutto – is Florida’s rising Psychic Medium.  He has an uncanny ability to connect with those who have crossed over.   Joe’s messages are clear and concise. His internet talk shows are very informative. Look for Joe’s book – Is There More to Life than What We Know – at his website – www.psychicmediumjoseph.com

3) orig_14686_026hollyHolly Matthews– Just wonderful. Gifted. Precise. I highly recommend Holly for those clients who are “newbies”. Her patient and loving readings are easy to understand. As a Reiki Master her healing abilities have helped many in the Gilbert,Arizona area. Here’s her site http:// www.azspiritualmedium.com .

4)PatMcKenna Pat McKenna– This medicine woman has quite the reputation and all of it is excellent. She continues to use mediumship as an artform. She blends present and pastlife information to give incredible guidance. Her connection to her guides just blows me away. And this was over the phone. Her web home is here                                              http://pat-mckennaonline.com

Well there it is. My list. Feel free to comment. In the future I will do a post on readers favorite psychic mediums based on readers vote…. via the comment section.

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n1154225831_3406Amy Butler wrote an eye-opening post on the Devil and being Spiritual. She is definitely on to something…Fear is truly the enemy. How often has fear been my “devil”?

Thanks Amy you’ve given us much to talk and think about…

Thanks Amy for allowing me to pilfer your article

So.. although I would consider myself a very spiritual person… I’ve never been religious.

I was baptized in two different christian religions and made to attend church as a child – which was good.  I learned the bible teachings, different religious philosophies, and the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ aspects of religion. (which is a whole other post)

In a nutshell, I think religion can be a ‘good’ thing offering people peace, fellowship, and purpose.  But, for me, the ‘bad’ fear-based teachings that you must be ‘a good person’ or you will find yourself face to face with the DEVIL when you die was always a problem for me.mephistolover

Even as a young child it seemed backwards to teach love and acceptance for fear of hell.  Just never resonated with me.

So I chose as an adult to read about other religions and find what spirituality meant to me without participating in religion.  I found that unconditional love, acceptance, and non-judgment were the basics that made the most sense.  They feel good and right to me.

For me, I do believe that I have an obligation (mostly to myself and my evolvement) to strive to be a ‘good’ person.

Honesty, loyalty, unconditional acceptance, love, kindness, and giving are all words that I would hope one day would be words that those who knew me would use to describe who I was.

All of this I feel is important because of who I want to be not what I fear will happen to me if I do not.

I do not believe there is a separate entity named the ‘Devil’  although i do think the pain we may cause ourselves and others through unkind acts could be dark and painful, which could describe the despair we may feel.

I receive a daily email from Abraham-Hicks Publications.  They are excerpts from their teachings.  I was moved to share this as it seemed to sum up my underlying disbelief in a devil.

The “devil” is a fictional character made up (and perpetuated) by insecure humans who want to control other insecure humans. There’s a lot of power in fear, isn’t there? There shouldn’t be, because, really, what fear is, is power-less. If you understood Source, as we do, you would never fashion such fiction because there is only Well-Being that flows from that which is your Source.

Excerpted from the workshop in North Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, March 6th, 2004

Our Love,
Jerry and Esther

I found this very powerful.

I also was moved to look at fear as something that i do to myself to take my own power away.

Wow…. it takes one sentence to change a perspective.  It can be said a hundred different ways but maybe only one really makes it clear.  Writing is a beautiful thing.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

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2-susan-boyle-2009I watched this clip in the AM after my accountant “Facebooked” me the link. I was floored. Thank you Susan Boyle. You have shown me that  you should never,ever give up on your dreams! You are never too old and the naysayers should “piss off”!

American Idol has never had this energy. Its the first time I’ve seen Simon speechless!

If today you feel like your dreams aren’t worth it, stop breathe and watch this video. Watch it ten times if you have too.

 

Then get back to your dream. Get back to believing in miracles. Get back to believing in you.

“God Save the Queen”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnmbJzH93NU&feature=related

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2-susan-boyle-2009I watched this clip in the AM after my accountant “Facebooked” me the link. I was floored. Thank you Susan Boyle. You have shown me that  you should never,ever give up on your dreams! You are never too old and the naysayers should “piss off”!

American Idol has never had this energy. Its the first time I’ve seen Simon speechless!

If today you feel like your dreams aren’t worth it, stop breathe and watch this video. Watch it ten times if you have too.

 

Then get back to your dream. Get back to believing in miracles. Get back to believing in you.

“God Save the Queen”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnmbJzH93NU&feature=related

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