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"We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds
resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs."

~ Saint Augustine, Carthaginian Author & Saint (354 AD-430 AD)

August 30, 2004


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From the Inside Out...

Angel at the Airport

Yes You Can!...
Sense the Subtle

Far Horizons...
Juego de Pelota

Links That Shine...
Cup of Comfort

Fascinating Facts...
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Laughing It Off...
It's a Crazy
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Dealing with
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"The Guardian Angel" 1910
Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale
(1871-1945)

From the Inside Out
ANGEL AT THE AIRPORT

Maria Land was on her way from Dallas, Texas, back to Helsinki, Finland, her native country. It was a business trip that she would take without her husband or their two-year-old. “It was my second business trip back home since we had moved to the United States,” Maria says. “But this time I was on my own.”

Changing planes at the Kennedy airport in New York can be challenging for the most experienced travelers. But Maria felt fortunate — her arriving and departing flights were on adjacent terminals connected by a tunnel, just like last time. Confidently she passed the flight attendants providing information, and hurriedly walked toward the tunnel. She would have only a half hour to find and board the only daily flight to Helsinki.

But…this did not look right. “I made a wrong turn, and suddenly found myself where I was not supposed to be,” Maria says. “I started to sweat.” Hurriedly she retraced her steps and saw a big map ahead, surrounded by people. “Lord,” she prayed, “ "send me an angel to guide my way."

It was merely a wish, Maria says. She wasn’t sure she believed in angels. But she did need some help. She had spent ten precious minutes getting lost, and she could not afford another mistake. Determined, she stared at the map. A red dot stated, “You are here,” but where was that? Maria took a deep breath, and just then heard a courteous voice. “Do you need assistance?”

He was tall, brown haired and inconspicuous, wearing brown trousers, and a checked jacket, and carrying only a New York Times folded under his arm. (Later, Maria would describe him as a character from a ‘50’s movie.) “You are lost, right?” he asked again, smiling. Maria wanted to deny it. It was not just a matter of pride. To agree with him meant admitting that she was afraid. Instead she nodded. “I need to go to…”

“I know,” he answered. “We’ll go this way.” Mutely, Maria followed him, dragging her suitcase and laptop along. How had he known she was going to Finland? Her clothes? She was dressed like any professional American woman. Had he seen her ticket? But how? “He seemed to be constantly one step ahead of me,” Maria says, “so there was no opportunity to ask him. As we passed a row of shops, I began to wonder who he was. Maybe I was getting involved with someone not so nice.” And yet, for some reason, she trusted him…

As if he had heard her thoughts, her guide slowed his pace, turned around, and made a friendly comment about the weather. Weather is always a safe subject. “Yes, indeed..” Maria began, then stopped. There was the entrance to the tunnel right ahead of her. She knew exactly where she was now. Gate 6 was at the end of this tunnel, and she had enough time left to board the plane. Of course! He was taking the plane too. That’s why he had known where to go. "Are you heading also to Helsinki?" she asked. "Yes", he nodded. “So we are taking the same plane!” Maria was happy about this. But her guide shook his head. “Another plane?” Maria asked. “Yes, some other,” he confirmed.

It didn’t make sense, but she wouldn’t keep him any longer. “Thank you so much for your help,” she said. “I can find the right gate now.” He turned and walked a little way with her, then stopped and said goodbye. As he did so, Maria noticed three teenage boys coming towards her, wearing odd expressions. “Who are you talking to?” one asked as they reached her. “Why, this gentleman.” Maria turned around to point.

But there was no one there. The entire long tunnel was empty. “There was no pillar, no store or door where he could have disappeared in this brief moment,” she says. The boys were still looking at her, as if she was having some sort of breakdown…

Maria passed them and hurried to the gate. Just a few moments later, the jet was airborne. Maria leaned back in relief. “I thought of all that had just happened,” she says. “How the man just knew where I was going. How he did not need any instructions. How we had had a telepathic connection. The odd answer he had given to me. And — most of all — how he had disappeared.”

There was only one logical conclusion, she decided. She had asked for an angel to guide her, and she had received exactly that. “There is more in this world than we know with our limited senses,” she says. “Angels are real.”

~By Joan Wester Anderson © 2003
Author of the New York Times bestseller, WHERE ANGELS WALK
www.JoanWAnderson.com


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SENSE THE SUBTLE

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed,
and to have my senses put in tune once more."
~ John Burroughs

Recently I was asked how I sense subtle energy. I've been immersed in vibrational healing for so long that I sometimes forget what a foreign subject it is for many individuals.

We all have the ability to see, hear, and feel the subtle vibrations emanating from the energy that exists all around and through us. I call these the subtle skills. Since humans only use about 10% of their brain, most people have lost the ability to access the part of the brain that makes that possible. Telepathy and ESP are natural abilities. They just need to be developed.

We are born with these skills. A small child will tell their parent that there is someone standing in their room. Since the parent can't see the "being," they tell the child that there is no-one there. Some parents make fun of the child and say the "boogie man" is going to get them. Other parents accuse the child of lying and punish them. Either scenario makes the child question what they saw — because parents know everything. Eventually the self-doubt causes them to completely shut down the subtle sensing abilities. Often by the time a child reaches the first grade they have already completely turned off these skills.

A few people are able to maintain the skills throughout their life. They often are ridiculed as being weird and quickly learn to keep quiet about what they sense. They themselves often wonder if they are actually insane — hearing voices or seeing things that others don't. As a person wakes up from their illusions and begins pursuing spirituality, they begin accessing the subtle skills once more.

I personally feel things. People with that ability are referred to as clairsentient. I can hold a crystal and feel a pulse, a vibration, a warmth, or a coolness. I've always loved feeling things. I will walk through a clothing store and touch the various fabrics. I love the softness of a dog or cat's fur. I love the feeling I get when I step into warm water — in the bath or the tropics. I love how a storm feels — the power, the wind, the intensity of energy. I can feel the anger, tension, or love in a room, or in a person. I only hear and see subtle energy on occasion. I have found that experiencing a Shamanic journey or guided meditation allows me to access those subtle skills.

Some people hear voices or sounds. People with that ability are referred to as clairaudient. Many people have experienced hearing a ringing or high-pitched tone in one ear for a short period of time. At first they may think that it is a hearing problem or some mechanical device nearby. Its actually high frequency tones that they are briefly able to sense. Several people are blessed with hearing the angelic choirs singing.

Everything is energy. Energy is vibration. Everything that exists is giving off a vibration. All vibration creates sound — usually too subtle to hear. Some people can tap into that. The angels, the dolphins, the Ascended Masters, are all present right here right now. They just exist in dimensions that vibrate faster than ours. The average person can't sense them because it requires being at a higher vibration in order to tap into those dimensions. Also the beta brainwaves have to be slowed down. Another way to put that is the conversation that is constantly going on inside one's head must be quieted. Meditation or spending time in nature is the perfect way to accomplish that.

Everyone has one or more Guides that work with them that communicates continuously with their Soul. Some people actually see these beings. People with that ability are referred to as clairvoyant. What they see may be crystal clear, as real as you and me, or it might be a very bright light, or ghostlike, or shadowy. I'm sure there are as many ways to see them as there are people. People with clairvoyance are always commenting about the dolphins they see around me. I've heard many times that there is a 6-foot dolphin just behind me and to the left. I'll just have to take their word for it because I haven't seen it myself.

A word of caution about what you sense yourself and what you are told by others: Whatever a person hears, sees, or feels is tainted by their own illusions about life — the beliefs, fears, and judgments they hold that are not the Divine Truth. A person may hear words — from a very high vibrational being such as an Ascended Master. But, what the voice says and what the person hears can be very different. Never blindly believe what a person tells you they were "told." Check it out in your own heart and see if it feels like truth. If a person is caught up in their own anger, fear, disease, belief about a particular issue, karma or something else, what they tell you isn't always 100% accurate. So always use discernment. This is true of books, seminars, well-meaning friends — everyone. All humans have limitations. Channeling can be fascinating, but the messages are only as clear as the channel. And even a typically clear channel can have an off day.

Spend time alone in nature or meditating as often as possible and your subtle skills will begin to naturally unfold. As John Burroughs said, your senses will be put "in tune" once more.

© Takara at Spirit of Nature
Takara is an author, speaker, industrial engineer, and metaphysician. She is the creator of Dancing Dolphin Essences and many other high vibration technologies. Visit her website for a free copy of her ebook Dancing with Dolphins with your free subscription to her newsletter, Spirit of Nature Speaks. She offers private sessions and teaches transformational seminars on land and at sea.
She can be contacted at The Dolphin Empowerment Center
Takara@DolphinEmpowerment.com or by phone 505-455-0370.

 


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Across from the Pyramid of Kukulkán, stands the Great Ball Court of Chichén Itzá. The size of a modern football field, it’s the largest arena of its kind in Mexico. The Maya’s game involved two teams, each able to hit the ball only with elbows, wrists or hips. Projecting from each wall, 25 ft above the ground, are sculptured stone rings in the form of two entwined serpents. The object was to knock a hard rubber ball through these hoops. This sacred game was one of their most important forms of ritual activity. Upon entering Juego de Pelota, visitors are struck by the acoustics of the stadium and its surrounding temples. These acoustics remain an architectural mystery. Low whispers at one end of the court can be clearly heard at the other end, over 500 feet away.

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IT'S A CRAZY LANGUAGE

Let's face it — English is a crazy language ...

We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes;
but the plural of ox became oxen not oxes.

One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
yet the plural of moose should never be meese

You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice;
yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,
why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?

If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and three would be those,
yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
and the plural of cat is cats, not cose.

We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
but though we say mother, we never say methren.

Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
but imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim.

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language when it says ...

The bandage was wound around the wound.

The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

He could lead if he would get the lead out.

A bass was painted on the head of a bass drum on third base.

The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

After a number of Novocain injections, my jaw got number.

I spent last evening evening out a pile of dirt.

If we explore the paradoxes of the English language, we find ...

There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger;
neither apple nor pine in pineapple.

If you have a rough cough, climbing can be tough
when going through the bough on a tree!

Quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and
a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend?

If you have a bunch of odds and ends and
get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same,
while a wise man and a wiseguy are opposites?

And finally — if Dad is Pop, how come Mom isn't Mop?


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DEALING WITH BURN-OUT

Do you pop aspirin almost every day to deal with your sore neck, back, or head? Do you work such long hours that you sometimes forget your children’s names? Watch out! You might be headed for a burnout, and once you’ve let yourself go that far, you may never be the same again. Burnout can cause long-term chemical changes in your body that remain even after you feel better, according to new research. These changes make you more vulnerable to stress, and to catching diseases like colds and flu.

Shirra Moch is a lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology and Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She specializes in research on stress. As reported by MSN Web MD, Moch and her colleagues conducted a study on people who suffered a stress burnout so severe that they were hospitalized. Normally, when peoples’ bodies are stressed by an illness, or their minds are stressed by a trauma, or even an argument with a spouse, the body starts to pump out a hormone called cortisol. This hormone actually helps the body fight off disease. Many overstressed people have too much cortisol, but the people Shira Moch studied actually had low cortisol levels.

Moch’s patients were given intensive stress management therapy while they were in the hospital, which included medicine as well as courses in Meditation, Breathing, Exercise and Nutrition. They also saw a social worker who taught them how to handle stressful situations and a psychiatrist who gave them “talking therapy” for stress release. The intense stress management worked — to a point. The people with burnout did start to feel better and were able to go back to work and live normal lives. However, their cortisol levels have remained low, even five months later. This means they remain more susceptible to diseases like colds and flu and are more likely to have another burnout if they don’t stick to the stress management changes they were taught.

Shira Moch presented these findings at the annual meeting of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology. “When they feel well, they start to backslide right away on the stress management program,” says Moch. “It’s only when they start to feel sick again that they think, ‘oh yes, I have to do all this stuff again!’ We’re trying to educate them that this is lifestyle change.” Given the devastating effects severe stress burnout can have on the body, Moch recommends a “Three R” approach — Recognize, Reverse, and Resilience:

You can Recognize signs of an oncoming burnout by looking for regular, unexplained pain like headaches and stomach problems.
You can Reverse the damage by getting help from a therapist or someone trained in stress management.
You can make yourself more Resilient to stress by exercising, eating well, putting energy into your personal relationships, taking time to relax, practicing stress management, and dealing with, rather than avoiding, specific issues that tend to stress you out.

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