Archives for October 2012

Scientific Evidence of Life After Death

“We only part to meet again.” John Gay 1685-1732 In 1999, after extensive research and years of experiments, scientists Montague Keen, Arthur Ellison and David Fontana documented the survival of human consciousness beyond death.  Here's a fascinating documentary on their work and findings: http://youtu.be/6qSEi_sfaSU My personal beliefs, likely evident in Diamond Lantern, developed as a result of my own paranormal experiences.  In seeking to understand these strange events, science
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The Thing About Judgement

"Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven." Luke 6:37 While sitting on a commuter train observing different people, I caught myself judging a stranger because of how they appeared.  Here's the thing about judgement.  It's a slippery slope.  When you make a judgement about what somebody does or the way they appear, you have invested your energy in the person or situation.  When your emotions surface to support your
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Thomas Campbell on What Matters Most

Paranormal doesn’t mean anything spooky.  It just means that normal traditional science doesn’t have an explanation for it.” Thomas Campbell  The following interview with Author and Physicist, Thomas Campbell, is a real waker-upper in terms of understanding how your consciousness works.  Tom explains in detail what 'reality' is.  He spells out what's really important in your lifetime.  Do you think it's power, money and a longer life?  Find what matters
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How to be instantly happy

"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections." J. Johnson Today, things didn't go as planned so I felt a little low.  In the morning, I developed a headache which became worse throughout the day.  In the afternoon, I finally decided to go outside for a walk, and ran into a friend.  We chatted,  exchanged some amusing anecdotes, and were soon bursting with laughter.  My headache vanished.  Coincidence? Being happy is a
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Your Reflection

"The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them."  Thomas Merton When I was a young child (I'm now a much older child), I became angry at my big sister.  I don't recall the argument.  However, I do remember becoming so angry that I started shouting and calling her horrible names.  This was somewhat out of character for me.  Regardless, out of my mouth came a
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Association is like a Crystal

"Association is like a crystal stone – it reflects the qualities of what is near it.  Whatever you associate with – you become like." Jeffrey Armstrong During a lengthy meditation retreat, I noticed each day how the energy around people became brighter and brighter.  Each person's electro-magnetic field (i.e. their aura) became more vivid and emitted a glow of bright colour.  Some people were bathed in green light, others in yellow, or blue, and so on.  Over time, as my trance state deepened,
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In Your Dreams

Michael Sheridan of Aisling Dream Interpretation is gifted at analyzing your dreams.   If you are under-utilizing any of your strengths, talents or spiritual gifts, he explains how your dreams will be filled with symbols, images and activities to tell you this.  The scarier the dream, the more urgent the message. Michael explains that all souls are connected through love.  Therefore our higher self is in tune with all other souls.  Through this connection they can tap into their own higher
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Adam McLeod – Dreamhealer in Toronto

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) Yesterday, I attended a wonderful conference in Toronto with Adam McLeod of Dreamhealer. In my book, Diamond Lantern, I describe the positive impact that Adam's work and his wisdom had on me.  When Adam's in town, I make every effort to attend his conferences. When Adam's mother was severely disabled from multiple sclerosis, at age 14, Adam
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How Connected Are We?

'May Lord Ganesha remove all obstacles, and give everlasting happiness to you and your family and entire humanity' Ganesh Chathurti wish Johnathan Spiers, Meditation Instructor at the OHC in Toronto, gave me a mantra to repeat 125,000 times in order to un-block any obstacles and hasten my writing speed. Mantras are described in the Buddhist Handbook as "highly compressed, power-packed formulas, usually of Sanskrit origin, which are charged with deep meaning and magical potency." The
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