Hi to all:
On Saturday, the 26th, Sidnee (my dear friend, Theta instructor and soul family sister) and I had the wonderful gift of hearing Dr. Raymond Moody, the first researcher in Near Death Experiences at the New Living Expo. I read his book, “Life after Death” in 1979 while taking courses at the local JC on death and dying to fulfill my requirements for Hospice training. Dr. Moody is both a philosopher and psychiatrist so he brings both a logical/pragmatic approach as well as a heartful essence to a subject that once went past his philosophical experiences.
He shared that the proof of existence of NDE is beyond how the brain works as many scientists have attempted to prove. This was explained through the stories of those who were at the death of significant others and ended up having an OBE (out-of-body experience) at the same time. They saw the dead person leave their body to go over to the other side, the beings who met them, the expansion they felt, seeing the deceased going through the tunnel of Light and knowing that everything was completely fine. This happened to one of Moody’s colleagues whose mother had died. She experienced leaving her body at the same time her mother died, the recognition of family members who had died as well as other family connections that she didn’t know, all while she was on the other side with her mother. She felt such comfort in seeing the perfection of It All.
Several people in the audience also had experienced this with deceased loved ones. In fact, the woman sitting next to me had this happen but through a different kind of experience at Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto.
Moody, being the philosopher that he is, researched and developed a special project that came from over a 1000 years ago in Greece. In the ancient Greek culture, they had subterranean complexes, the Psychomanteum or “oracle of the dead”--dormitory rooms, corridors, and a winding labyrinthine passageway opening into a central apparition hallway with an enormous caldron. These have actually been excavated through archeological digs. Through the use of a large caldron, it virtually allowed a grieving individual "five more minutes" with their departed loved ones. http://www.psychomanteum.com/books/letters.htm and http://www.psychomanteum.com/books/mission.htm
After Moody developed a modern version of this Psychomanterum, he turned it over to Authur Hastings who now heads the Psychomanteum Bereavement Project at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. For some people, having others converse with their deceased relatives or loved ones isn’t enough. They want a personal, transformative experience. What seemed most consistent with this project at the Institute was that all who participated had a feeling of being more at peace, at closure with the one who was now deceased.
The woman who sat next to me told Sidnee that she felt like she went through 30 years of therapy in one day. She had a very poor relationship with her father who was deceased. Her mother was also deceased and that is who she wanted to communicate with. During the experience, her mother told her that her father was there and wanted to communicate with her directly. In agreeing, the healing and forgiveness happened.
I really like that there are so many ways to heal. As a reminder [for all Advanced Level graduates], though the healing was deep and profound for this woman, we as Thetahealers are reminded that in talking directly to the deceased without going to the 7th Plane first, can lead to spontaneous openings of the 4th Plane which will create more commitments to that Plane’s beliefs.
But the highlight of the day was Mellen-Thomas Benedict. Perhaps you have heard of this man. He had a near-death experience in dying from a brain tumor in 1982 and then came back alive and fully recovered. You can read his story at http://www.mellen-thomas.com/stories.htm
What stood out the most about his lecture was a true sense of authenticity. He wasn’t a show man riding the “New Age” circuit. I could feel a deep level of integrity and awareness that he wants to really help others understand the changes that we are all going through in living at this time. Amazingly, I sensed that he did, indeed, connect with All-That-Is. I have heard other NDE-ers speak over the years and though their stories were amazing, the description of connecting with the Energy “beyond the void” (the 6th Plane has the void) was never mentioned. Mellen-Thomas (he took his first name from one of his Guardian Angels who he met when he died) described how this “beyond the void” Energy spoke with him in his own voice and communicated to him specific to how he would understand it. Furthermore, Mellon has returned to that same Energy to gain more insights on life, the history of the planet and the future without dying (Talk about completing obligations/beliefs in “ having to die to know Creator”) This is very different than what I’ve heard from other NDE-ers, some who have died and came back several times.
His beliefs emcompassed how humanity had been so cruel to each other and being raised in a military family who was proud of fighting. He was willing to go to jail for two years during the Vietnam war rather than fight, and was thrown out of his family. He decided that humanity was like cancer to him; and interestingly, his brain cancer looked like the shape of Los Angeles being all spread out.
Mellen-Thomas was an atheist with no positive feelings towards religion nor an awareness of spirituality. He fought against the dogma of his Catholic upbringing.
I was very interested in how he described his release from his body and then his life review (a process of viewing your life from the perspective of yourself as third person as well as from those you’ve affected while living) taking the audience backwards in time through his life. Issues that he had repressed became crystal clear, and he understood why he had created his brain tumor and the beliefs involved. There was a point where he became almost emotional in sharing how he remembered and could feel his father beating his mother when he was in utero, describing the colors of anger he felt and the shaking of his mother’s body. He stressed how sensitive and conscious fetuses are. As he held back his tears, his voice choked. (I told Sidnee that he could use the “Nurture/Love the Baby in the Womb” exercise.) The beauty of it all was that he has made peace with his parents (they are both dead now). His message was to discover and resolve your issues in real time, not the next lifetime or you will only have to deal with the issues in the future. (because you decided that’s who wanted to learn from.)
He further explained how beautiful humankinds are as he viewed them through the All-That-Is, the absolute Love, as points of Light through a mandala-like energy of sacred geometry.
Sidnee and I loved the way he described the future. It was if the energy at this part of the talk shifted…I guess it was like being connected to the experience again with All-That-Is. I’ve seen glimpses, for sometime, of our future but he expanded and added some new twists.
*We are at an evolutionary point that we are transcending survival. Self initiation is occurring meaning we are taking responsibility for what we create and stopping the paradigm of allowing others to manage our lives. (an inference to both familial and governmental control). It is the time that we must come together around the world as we recognize ourselves as part of the ocean of consciousness, to see that we are all connected.
*In the near future, war is illegal and the military will become a service center.
*Cars will be driven by free energy with no tires. [Note: Area 51 has had these vehicles for years and so did the Nazi’s]. All the technology is already here. People won’t need to work for a living unless they want. They will be doing what they love.
*As the future progresses, the technology to teleport (travel) outside of time and space through speed tunnels will be the norm. [Of course, those of us who continue to use our remote viewing skills traveling outside of time and space will still have a useful ability.]
*The moon is moving further away from Earth which will eventually cause drastic change of monthly cycles and tides. The Earth itself will not be fully inhabitated, more like a Mecca in 400 years similar to the Star Trek Next Generation series. Mellon explained that the generation who watched this series went on to create a new possibility for Earth. So in what the mind can conceive, it can create; and the visionaries put it out for the group consciousness to build upon.
Mellen-Thomas concluded by supporting us in preparing ourselves in how we want to live our lives and how we want to live our next lives. This is to make us aware of how to be conscious in living and dying.
So are you consciously creating your lives?? Let it be in this generation.
Coming this Saturday, May 3rd, is the next gathering of the Paradigm Shifters. The Basic is from 11 AM to 1 PM with a veg potluck after. The Advanced will be from 2 to 4 PM. The fee is $20 each section and Advanced practitioners are welcome to stay for both sections. Please RSVP by April 30th. This is a good opportunity for those who recently took the Advanced workshop to have your questions answered and practice along with our regular participants.
Basic Level 1-2 in Santa Cruz, CA May 30th to June 1st. The Early Bird special is $410 if a non-refundable/non-transferable $35 deposit is received by May 1st, 2008. Thereafter, there is a $100 deposit for a total of $475. Please contact Cheri Bianchini (831) 427-1020 or email@example.com.
The Santa Rosa Basic Level 1-2 and Advanced Workshop has been scheduled in the summer so vacation time or extended weekends might be more available. If you have family, friends or acquaintances who’ve been waiting for a convenient time to learn ThetaHealing, this summer could be perfect. Both trainings can be completed within an 8 day period. There will be a short break inbetween the workshops (Tuesday-Thursday) to relax and visit the surrounding areas. Please contact me at 707-542-5502 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Create your life consciuosly. Manifestation and Abundance Workshop is September 6th and 7th in Antioch, CA at AINH. Early Bird Special is a total of $335 with a non-transferable/non-refundable $35 deposit by August 8th; thereafter it is $375 with a $75 deposit.
*Please note that all workshops are approved for credit towards Vianna's New ThetaHealing college which starts in May of 2008. http://www.thetahealing.com/colegeofthetahealing.htm
Rescuing Hug is a true story of a set of twin' first week in separate incubators, one was not expected to live. A hospital nurse fought against the hospital rules and placed the babies in one incubator. When they were placed together, the healthier of the two threw an arm over her sister in an endearing embrace. The smaller baby's heart rate stabilized and her temperature rose to normal. The story appeared in Life and Reader's Digest in the mid 90's with a wonderful picture http://www.planetdeb.net/spirit/rescue.htm
Linda Redford of Santa Monica, California, is a Family Counselor and Program Development Consultant, specializing in healing destructive behavior through the transformation of "Infected Belief Systems". Founder and President of Honor Kids International (HKI), a non-profit foundation, her mission is to restore honor, respect and value to Children across the globe through the fostering of community awareness. HKI's primary purpose is to partner with others who share a common desire to prevent child abuse and violence. An adult experiencer of a dramatic near-death episode, she was given instruction, while "dead," on how to create a learning program for today's children that would enable them to address their personal concerns, while disciplining their minds and restoring a sense of honor and value to their world. http://www.honorkids.com/who.html
NASA Astronaut Claims Alien Presence
“Space shuttle Columbia during STS-80, took a crew of five astronauts into a 17 day, 15 hour and 54 minute mission around the earth, the longest flight in the history of this vehicle. During this lengthy flight a very strange event occurred that even had crewman, Dr. Story Musgrave, unable to explain what he observed from the shuttle windows. A large disc shaped object appeared below the Columbia….During an earlier interview, Dr. Musgrave stated he attempted to communicate with ET life forms during each of his six missions. http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/home/Frontpage/2007/11/09/01935.html
How Much Sun Do We Need?
According to Michael Holick, a vitamin D researcher and author of the book, The UV Advantage, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the summer (when the sun is most intense), a Caucasian with medium-fair skin living in Boston needs five to eight minutes of sunshine daily without sunblock. In winter you need more sun. People who live further north and/or have darker skin need more time and conversely, people who live closer to the equator and have fairer skin need less time.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a new study showing that nearly all Americans are contaminated with oxybenzone, a widely-used sunscreen ingredient. This chemical so far has been linked to allergies, hormone disruption, and cell damage, as well as low birth weight in baby girls whose mothers are exposed during pregnancy. Oxybenzone is also a penetration enhancer, a chemical that helps other chemicals penetrate the skin. So where has the FDA been on this? http://www.naturalnews.com/022990.html
New Disease caused by GMO foods--Morgellon’s Disease: A study of the fibers shows that they contain DNA from both a fungus and a bacterium which are used in the commercial preparation of genetically modified foods and non-food crops (such as cotton). The fibers themselves are primarily cellulose, which the human body cannot breakdown or manufacture. So GM technology apparently has, found a way to animate the non living. These fibers twist and twine, grow and divide. In short, living beneath the skin of people, they form parasitic lesions out of what should be non-living material but which, through the distortion of genetic modification, has taken on the characteristics of a living thing.
The symptoms are so unbearable that a number of people suffering from the disorder have committed suicide rather than deal any longer with the unbearable pain—a constant feeling of something very much like an insect crawling without stop beneath the skin and unbearable itching.
Secretive chemical being put in food: The young company, Senomyx, has contracted with Kraft, Nestle, Coca Cola, Campbell Soup to put a chemical in your foods, without you even realizing it and without telling you, which masks bitter flavors by turning off bitter flavor receptors on the tongue and enhancing salty and sweet flavors. This would allow the companies to tout claims such as "less sugar" or "lower sodium" by reducing the actual sugar and/or salt by approximately half, but the foods will retain the same level of sweetness or saltiness when they touch the tongue by fooling your brain. These chemical compounds are not required to be listed separately on food labels. On the contrary, they will be lobbed under the umbrella of "artificial flavors" which is already found on most food labels.http://www.naturalnews.com/022982.html
Why the USDA Wants to Sterilize Fresh Produce and Turn Live Foods into Dead Foods
The USDA (which backed the "raw" almond sterilization rules now in effect in California) and the American Chemical Society -- a pro-chemical group that represents the interests of industrial chemical manufacturers conducted a study to see which method more effectively killed bacteria on leafy green vegetables like spinach. Radiation sterilizes both the bacteria and the vegetable leaves, effectively killing the plant and destroying much of its nutritional value while it kills the bacteria.
The USDA claims this is a huge success. By using radiation on all fresh produce, they claim, the number of food-borne illness outbreaks that happen each year could be substantially reduced. It all makes sense until you realize that by destroying the nutritional value of all fresh produce sold in the United States, an irradiation policy would greatly increase the number of people killed by infections and chronic diseases that are prevented by the natural medicines found in fresh produce! http://www.naturalnews.com/023015.html
The World According to Monsanto
On March 11 a new documentary was aired on French television (ARTE – French-German cultural TV channel) by French journalist and film ... all » maker Marie-Monique Robin, The World According to Monsanto - A documentary that Americans won't ever see on TV or movies. The gigantic biotech corporation Monsanto is threatening to destroy the agricultural biodiversity which has served mankind for thousands of years.
History of Monsanto Corp.
SCIENCE & MEDICINE
Re-Growing Organs; The Future Is Here: Regenerative Powder, Ink Jet Heart Cells And Custom-Made Body Parts: Imagine re-growing a severed fingertip, or creating an organ in the lab that can be transplanted into a patient without risk of rejection. It's the burgeoning field of regenerative medicine, in which scientists are learning to harness the body's own power to regenerate itself, with astonishing results. Scientists are calling regenerative medicine the "Holy Grail" of stem-cell research. Wyatt Andrews reports on how tissue re-growth could make invasive surgeries a thing of the past. (video is embedded in article) http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/03/22/sunday/main3960219.shtml
How Drug Companies Covertly Influence the Content of Medical Literature
Pharmaceutical companies regularly carry out every aspect of a study on their products, then solicit academics to put their names on the final papers in order to disguise their involvement, according to an essay published in the journal PLoS Medicine. Author Sergio Sismondo calls this practice "ghost management," to distinguish it from mere ghost writing. http://www.naturalnews.com/023033.html
Pharmaceutical ex-reps expose drug companies (short video):
Zyprexa Drug Rep blows whistle (short video) http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5385626587549761551