Hi to eveyone:
I realized that the days are getting shorter again. I love the balmy nights with the natural lighting available until 9:30 PM. Growing up on the East Coast, I remember staying up late to catch the fireflies as they meandered around the large maple trees. Little things meant a great deal in those days. There was a curiosity and wonderment that lead to great discoveries about life. Why a penny could buy you a stick of gum and five pennies could get you a popsicle (am I dating myself?).
I recently received a short story about a wealthy man who was taking his employee and wife to a very fancy restaurant. He stopped suddenly while looking at the sidewalk, and noticed a darkened penny. He pondered quietly as the couple anticipated what he might be doing in his moment of stillness. The man smiled, proceeded to pick up the penny, flip it in the air to land in his palm, stared at it as if engaged in a silent dialogue, and then placed it in his pocket as if he had discovered a great treasure. This seemed absurd to the employee's wife. What is a wealthy man doing in reverence over a penny?
There was a nagging curiosity in knowing why the man had picked up the penny. During dinner, in attempting to be tactful, the wife casually mentioned that her daughter once had a coin collection and asked if the penny he found on the sidewalk had held some value to him.
The man reached into his pocket with a smile and took out the penny that had laid on the sidewalk, and suggested, "Look at it!" The employee's wife had seen many pennies before. What was his point?
"Read it...what does it say on the penny?" Besides the words, United States of America and one cent, the woman read "In God we trust."
The man continued, " On every single United States coin is written 'In God, we trust,' but we never seem to notice it! In trusting in God, then this penny is much more than it appears as I was only glancing down at the sidewalk and there it was. God drops an inspirational message right in front of me to trust in It. Who am I to pass it by? When I see a coin, I stop to see if my trust IS in God at that moment. I pray. I pick the coin up as a response to God; that it may appear of little value to others is only a perception to what it truly represents. I think it is God's way of starting a conversation with me. Lucky for me that God drops reminders right in front of me, and pennies are plentiful!"
As each one of us goes through these transitional times in our ecomony, it is important to remember that the source of our money and abundance is not the Federal Reserve, the US Treasury, the paycheck or the wealthy people. It is with Creator-of-All. Creator wants us to be prosperous and abundant to fulfill our soul purposes. It is not Creator's fault if we have beliefs that block us from abundance. And it's not our fault either. We must learn that blaming does not get us what we want. There is a difference between being responsible and blaming ourselves or others. What appears may not be what is actually happening at Creator's level.
In handling our currency, become aware that we are being reminded that 'In God, we trust.' And if it's difficult to trust, clear your beliefs. We are being given an opportunity to transform old paradigms of thinking so that financial abundance can occur for each one of us. With our child-like curiosity that is still within us, we can hold onto a penny and watch it grow in value when we reframe what it really represents.
I took a financial abundance course through The Church of Religious Science many years ago, and the speakers urged us to make sure that we didn't pass pennies by if we happen to find them on the street, ground or sidewalk. People tend to disregard or discard the small change not realizing that money can grow. Small change can lead to vast accumulation and transformation. Everything counts. Soon after, I acquired an old fashion piggy-bank where I still collect pennies. It reminds me, now, that I'm saving alot of reminders of my trust in God.
In God, I trust.
Happy 4th of July....
Love is the only freedom in the world
because it so elevates the spirit
that the laws of humanity and the phenomena of nature
do not alter its course. -Kahlil Gibran
The next Paradigm Shifters gathering will be on Saturday, July 18th at my home in Santa Rosa. The Basic is from 11 AM to
1 PM and the Advanced is from 2- 4 PM. There is a veg potluck from 1-2. The cost is $25 each section or $45 for both if you're an Advanced student/practitioner. I welcome all students of ThetaHealing™. Remember that the more you practice, the more that ThetaHealing™ can be incorporated into your life to change it. Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 15th.
NEW: The Paradigm Shifters gathering will be meeting in Antioch on Sunday, August 23rd at the American Institute of Natural Healing. The Basic is from 11 AM to 1 PM and the Advanced is from 2- 4 PM. There is a potluck from 1-2. The cost is $30 each section. If you are an Advanced student/practitioner, you are welcome to participate for the entire day. We welcome all students of ThetaHealing™. Please contact AINH at 925-777-9995 or email@example.com
FREE INTRODUCTION to THETAHEALING shifted to AUGUST 23rd
Bring your family, friends and associates to the American Institute of Natural Healing on Sunday, August 23rd from 5-6 PM, for a fun and experiential hour presentation on ThetaHealing™. I will be sharing the creation of ThetaHealing, giving a demonstration of energy testing, taking the crowd on a meditational journey into All-That-IS, and witnessing some Creator's teachings. With the enthusiasm generated, Roberta, from AINH, myself and Creator will be supporting the registration of the next Basic workshop in September. Space is limited so please contact AINH 925-777-9995 or firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know who to expect.
All courses are accredited by the ThetaHealing™ Institute of Knowledge and can be applied toward the ThetaHealing™ Master program.
There is a discount price for those who wish to review the courses as there are always updates as well as hearing the vast amount of information for the second time.
ThetaHealing™ series through The American Institute of Natural Healing in Antioch, CA.
-The BASIC WORKSHOP on September 11-13th, 2009. This course can receive Nursing CEU's.
-The ADVANCED WORKSHOP will be October, 9-11th, 2009.
-The MANIFESTATION and ABUNDANCE WORKSHOP is December 5-6th, 2009
CMT's are eligible to receive a Basic or Advanced Vibrational Medicine Certificate. Please contact AINH at 925-777-9995 or email@example.com
DNA3 is coming to Northern CA. this FALL
Starting Wednesday through Sunday, November 11-15th taught by Eric Brumett, ThetaHealing™ Master. This is the newest level of expansion moving us even more into Quantum mechanics through alignment of three aspects within ourselves. Eric completed the DNA3 in January '09 and will be taking the teachers' training in October. ThetaHealing™ is continuing to expand as we all clear our beliefs and will eventually include at least four more levels.
PREREQUISITE: Basic, Advance, and Intuitive Anatomy
LOCATION: Santa Rosa, CA. (directions given when deposit received)
Contact me at 707-542-5502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
COST: Early Bird special is $999 if a deposit of $149 is received by October 12th; thereafter the price goes up to $1,050 with a $200 deposit.
The Science of Spirituality: NPR 5 part series
1. Is This Your Brain On God? More than half of adult Americans report they have had a spiritual experience that changed their lives. Now, scientists from universities like Harvard, Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins are using new technologies to analyze the brains of people who claim they have touched the spiritual. http://www.npr.org/news/specials/2009/brain/
2. Bradley Hagerty On Science And God NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty spent a year exploring the science of spirituality for her book Fingerprints of God. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=104466652
3. Prayer May Reshape Your Brain ... And Your Reality: Neurotheology, what happens in the brains and bodies of people who believe they connect with the divine., is being studied by scientists. They have found that the brains of people who spend untold hours in prayer and meditation are different. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=104310443
4. Can Positive Thoughts Help Heal Another Person?
For decades, scientists have tried to test the power of prayer and positive thinking, with mixed results. Now some scientists are fording new — and controversial — territory. Sheri Kaplan is defiantly healthy for a person who has lived with HIV for the past 15 years. "God didn't want me to die or even get sick," she asserts. "I've never had any opportunistic infections, because I had no time to be down." Kaplan's faith is unorthodox, but it's central to her life. She prays and meditates every day. "Everything starts from a thought, and then the thought creates a reaction," she says. "And I have the power to control my mind, before it gets to a physical level or an emotional level." Kaplan has never taken medicine, yet the disease has not progressed to AIDS (and she is not part of the population that has a mutation in the CCR5 gene that prevents progression of HIV to AIDS). http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=104351710
5. Decoding The Mystery Of Near-Death Experiences Scientists have long dismissed reports of people "seeing the light" during near-death experiences. But now researchers are taking a closer look and asking whether a mind can operate while the brain has stopped. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=104397005
CHILDREN REMEMBERING PAST LIVES
Eleven year old boy remembers past life: Bruce Leninger, human relations executive and his wife, Andrea, were unable to rationalize their two year old son, James’, behavior. They could not explain his vast knowledge of airplanes, crew members of the USS Natoma during WWII in Japan, or recollection of actual events which had taken place during the life of airplane pilot, James M. Huston Jr., who died during WWII. At the age of four, James, was able to name crew members who had died before him, and states he met them in heaven before his birth. The Leningers were able to find the sister of James Huston Jr. who was amazed at the intimate details that the 11 year old James remembered about his past life family. A book has been written called “Soul Survivor.” http://www.soulsurvivor-book.com/review.html
Ever since 6 year old Cameron could speak, he’s come up with tales of a childhood on Barra (near Scotland)…he had never been there http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhEt1l6L5nbqDXklJM
Animals possess a sense of morality that allows them to tell the difference between right and wrong, according to a controversial new book. Scientists studying animal behavior believe they have growing evidence that species ranging from mice to primates are governed by moral codes of conduct in the same way as humans. Until recently, humans were thought to be the only species to experience complex emotions and have a sense of morality. But Prof. Marc Bekoff, an ecologist at University of Colorado, Boulder, believes that morals are "hard-wired" into the brains of all mammals and provide the "social glue" that allow often aggressive and competitive animals to live together in groups. His conclusions will provide ammunition for animal welfare groups pushing to have animals treated more humanely.
The Pesticide Action Network has launched a new online searchable database designed to make the public problem of pesticide exposure visible and more understandable http://www.whatsonmyfood.org/
- The average child gets 5+ servings of pesticides in their food and water each day.
- The pesticide Atrazine is so toxic it is banned in Europe, but it is used so widely in the U.S., that it is found in 71% of the U.S. drinking water.
- Currently, over 400 pesticides can be legally used in the U.S. For example, apples can be sprayed up to 16 times with 36 different pesticides. None of these chemicals are present in organic foods.
- According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, organophosphate pesticides (OP) are now found in the blood of 95% of Americans tested, and the levels are twice as high in blood samples taken from children. Exposure to OPs is linked to hyperactivity, behavior disorders, learning disabilities, developmental delays and motor dysfunction.
Farmed Fish could be carrier of Mad Cow Disease: In a paper that shows just how strange our modern world has become, Robert P. Friedland, neurologist from the University of Louisville, warns that farmed fish could be at risk of Creutzfeldt Jakob disease, or mad cow disease. Currently, farmed fish are fed cow slaughterhouse waste. Friedland and co-authors raise the issue in the Journal of Alzhemier's Disease and call on food regulators to ban feeding cow bone or meat to farmed fish..." http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_18313.cfm
A Univeral Declaration Of Resistance To Mandatory Vaccinations
Vaccine against the "swine flu" will be ready in July. It has been developed in half the time it used to take to develop flu vaccines due to Baxter International's patented technology. Never mind time for testing to see if it is safe. In the U.S., all laws and conditions are now in place to see to it that you are forced to be injected with the new "swine flu" vaccine, whether you want to be or not. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there will be no exemptions. "A certain amount of human wastage" is expected.
You can sign a petition targeted for the World Health Organization stating you do not recognize the authority of the WHO to mandate general forced vaccinations. With this petition you are able to stake a claim to the sovereignty of your body and stand up for exclusive self-determination. The petition holds elected governments accountable in this defense by issuing a notice of preemptive Class Action Lawsuit to be served in the event the inalienable rights of the people are forsaken. The petition is sponsored by the Vaccine Resistance Movement.
Metabolic typing explains why different people need different diet life styles. Ever wonder why the diet and supplements your friend is taking works wonders for him/her, but not for you? The truth is that everyone is biochemically different. Just as we have unique fingerprints, our bodies function best on different mixtures of fat, carbohydrates and proteins. What works for one person, may not help a second and can actually make a third worse! http://www.naturalnews.com/026456_metabolic_typing_health_diets.html
An exciting new website and iPhone app allows conscious shoppers to quickly find important safety and environmental information on products for which they are shopping. With this innovative technology, customers may turn the tables on producers, as their desires increasingly influence sales. At the forefront of this trend is the website GoodGuide (http://www.goodguide.com ) and its accompanying iPhone application. Developed by Dara O’Rourke, a professor of environmental and labor policy at the University of California, Berkeley, GoodGuide may become a key force in pressuring producers to create products that customers want.
Tapping your cell phone
Spyware marketers claim you can tap into someone's calls, read their text messages and track their movements "anywhere, anytime." Security experts say it's no internet hoax. "It's real, and it is pretty creepy," said Rick Mislan, a former military intelligence officer who now teaches cyber forensics at Purdue University's Department of Computer and Information Technology. Mislan has examined thousands of cell phones inside Purdue's Cyber Forensics Lab, and he says spy software can now make even the most high-tech cell phone vulnerable. "I think a lot of people think their cell phone calls are very secure but our privacy isn't always what we think it is." http://www.wthr.com/global/story.asp?s=9346833