Here another photo I discovered online of the Wonderland Book Club presentation for Keep THIS Quiet Too! Good souvenir.
Sibiu, Romania, was, with Luxembourg, the “cultural capital of Europe” for 2007. It’s awaiting confirmation that the city center is on the World Heritage list of UNESCO. Today I received an e-mail from a professor there, who is my publisher, with a link to a new, beautiful website that shows pictures of streets and other sights there. Here it is.
Just click the link above for more photos. While I lived in Belgium, I wandered these streets for weeks each year.
Read about this little guy here – in an article called “Dumped But Not Doomed.”
He’s five years old and was just injured November 12. His owners were going to euthanize him – imagine. I’ve had an injured Doxie before, so I know it takes time, but what they probably didn’t realize is that it’s very likely he’ll recover and be able to walk again and do everything normally. It takes rest and time, though and steroid shots. I’ve gone through it, more than once. It’s true that afterwards he’ll need to be especially careful of his back. No walking on stairs. No jumping. But Doxies are like that anyway, though many people ignore the precaution. He’s in Pennsylvania, with someone who rescued him but can’t keep him forever (unless he melts her heart too much to say no).
Anyway, just looking at him, I already love him. I’ll be glad to give any experienced advice on how to help such a beautiful Doxie heal. Mine lived till age 15, after this injury. Look at his sad eyes. He’s a pure bred. You can see that. He misses his home. He’ll so much appreciate a new one.
In response to a question about changes in publishing, I surfed the web and came across, by chance these quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson. How’s this? There’s a lot that’s good about change. But one thing not to forget, Emerson had down pat:
Quotes compiled, with more, here. You don’t have to go so far as to say to be yourself you have to be misunderstood – that to dig deep into your being you have to not be concerned who reacts how. But it’s something to keep in mind, that if you speak your own mind, you won’t ALWAYS be understood. Some people never will. Some will after a time. Some easily. But that’s not the point. Or is it????
This weekend was the biannual DaBen/Duane light body seminar in Oregon. On the heels of that, I got a phone message left on my answering machine. Today I called down into Charlotte. The light body courses, of course, depend on meditation CDs put out by LuminEssence in Oregon besides classwork. When I talked to Leonard Bradby today, he asked if I wanted a pile of old LuminEssence tapes from 1992 and afterwards, when he and his wife lived in San Francisco and took a lot of the early courses – from Sanaya and Duane. They actually took from them, in the days when the materials were first coming out. Did I want to take the cassette tapes over? Yes.
So, I’ll have more possibility of giving scholarships of the Orin and DaBen guided meditations in the case where it’s difficult for a person to buy them. If you buy them, they will be CDs and last forever. They’ll be yours. But I like having on hand this manna that just fell down – to lend out. Especially knowing how they go back to the origin. Besides, there’s one course in there I didn’t take myself. It’s a kind of extra – no prerequisite. I may offer it as a one- or two-afternoon event. Now when the post office delivery arrives with a big package or two sometime this week or next, I’ll be very excited to get a look at what’s inside.
It looks like if I had any hint that maybe I’d cut back on teaching these courses, this tells me exactly the opposite. Only, I may be modifying my niche a bit – as everyone is doing these days. Imagine, all these new options arriving in the mail.
I have really been remiss about posting on this site. I’ve been working on finalizing the second part of my memoir, which is about ready now. And also I’ve been teaching “Self-Exciting Expanded,” “Filling in the Frequencies Expanded” and other courses that depend on the foundation of “Awakening Your Light Body.” I’d love to start a new “Awakening Your Light Body” course, however. Let me know if you’re interested. Next month, there will be a Mark afternoon that is on an exhilarating topic. And probably another Mark event in November. Anyone can come to those, whether having had AYLB or not.
Happy Labor Day weekend. I have a new email address. To anyone using my hotmail address, that’s still good. No change. However, on this website I had an old email address and anyone who tried to contact me in the last several months, using the Light Angel site, would not have reached me. So if this gets to you, please try again!! Yes, I am still teaching the courses and would love to have you join in.
Here is a wonderful article by Lumena Atherton, sound healer and musician, called “Debunking the Chakra Theory.”
This is not debunking chakras, but the theories that assign one note to one chakra. She writes:
“Ultimately I have found that for the purposes of Himalayan Singing Bowls the answer does not have a direct relationship to one particular note and although I use particular bowls on certain parts of the body I do not believe that pitch is the main factor I use to choose which bowl to place where.”
She uses a frequency analysis chart of a Himalayan Singing Bowl to show the multiple notes from it and writes:
“As you can see, there is more to this than one note per chakra. So let’s be done with that myth. The Note is not like a crystal singing bowl and as you can see even one singing bowl can be used for Note (C), Note (G#), Note (E) and Note (B). Three or four bowls like this can create complex and moving harmonic resonances and more than exceed the tonally simple concept of one note per chakra. These tools represent thousands of years of meditation and experimentation from one of the most spiritually focused cultures in history.”
“As in many parts of the society we live in there is a lot of half truth and disinformation. So saying a bowl will resonate only one chakra is pretty simplistic and only a half truth.”
I am reminded when the Hungarian shaman Joska Soos, living in Antwerp, Belgium, looked for and found my personal “note.” It was not one note. It was seven notes together.
The piece by Lumena Atherton, a real expert on Himalayan Singing Bowls and new light body teacher, is very interesting. As is her site in general. Check it out.