MY WORK...MY PASSION
~ Certified Transpersonal Hypnotherapist ~ Dream Analysis (Jungian, Gestalt, Freudian) Workshops ~ Trained Psychotherapist: 13 Years Experience (Gestalt, Jungian, Zen, Reality and Energy Therapies) ~ Men and Their Journey: the neuroscience of the male brain, and the implications in sexuality, education and relationship ~ Women: Their Transformation and Empowerment ~ ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs) : 21 years experience ~ Ordained Interfaith Minister & Official Celebrant ~ Child and Human Rights Advocate ~ Spiritual Guide and Intuitive ~ Certified Reiki Practitioner ~ Mediation / Conflict Resolution • “Intentional Love” Parenting Strategy Groups ~ Parenting Workshops ~ Coaching for parents of Indigo, Crystal, and Rainbow Children ~ International Training: Israel & England ~ Critical Incident Stress Debriefing ~ Post-911 and Post-Katrina volunteer
B.S.UNCG M.S. UNC-Chapel Hill
"The degree of our enlightenment is the degree of passion that we will have for the whole world."
~The Greystone Mandala~ ~
"An Unending Love"
This blog and video is devoted and dedicated to my daughter, my grand daughters, and my grand son. They are hearts of my heart. Our connection through many lives..... is utterly infinite.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Jon Stewart Was Right About Fox 'News' Viewers Being the Most Misinformed Citizens | Media | AlterNet
Sunday, June 26, 2011
(A mother of seven uses a method called, “show, remind and tell” to raise a child who is an ‘old soul’)
Common traits of “old soul” children
- Develop faster emotionally and intellectually than other children, yet may struggle in school due to constrictions on their creativity and critical thinking abilities
- Understand and demand justice long before such development is typically seen in children
- Demonstrate a global perspective and ask about people not like themselves
- Articulate a sense of charity and service; they want to help others
- Remember past lives
- Question the authority of adults and leaders, and demand respect for themselves
- Possess one or more “paranormal abilities:” ie. may see or communicate with non-physical beings such as angels, spirits, and ghosts; heal by touch; remember past lives; share mutual dreams with others; predict future events; sense when something is wrong; view remotely; experience astral projection
- Have a deep interest in religion or spiritual practices
- Communicate easily and actively with their guides, even if they have yet to identify what gives them knowledge about things
How to be a model parent for an “old soul” child
To raise an “old soul” child you need to model (show proper behavior), induct (bring out of the child what he or she already knows), and instruct (provide new information). I refer to this as “show, remind, tell.”
Remember to teach love to all children
Thursday, June 23, 2011
It just does not make any sense.
Monday on Fox news they learned that the staffers of Congress family members are exempt from having to pay back student loans. This will get national attention if other news networks will broadcast it. When you add this to the below, just where will all of it stop?
35 States file lawsuit against the Federal Government
Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.
This will take less than thirty seconds to read. If you agree, please pass it on.
This is an idea that we should address.
For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform... in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn't seem logical. We do not have an elite that is above the law. I truly don't care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever. The self-serving must stop.
Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States ."
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Raymon Grace Foundation Joins with Emory & Henry College to sponsor River Clean Up
on the North Fork of the Holston River
March 26 and April 21, 2011
Once upon a time a well known news commentator, Paul Harvey, told a story that made an impression on me. It was from his ‘The rest of the story’ series.
On April 13, 1800, Tom, a 57 year old man was making a list of his lifelong accomplishments and at the top of the list he wrote how he had gotten a group of people together and cleaned up the Rivanna River back in 1763.
This was a man of many accomplishments including being President of the United States, and he put cleaning up a river at the top of his list. His name was Thomas Jefferson.
Maybe I can understand a bit of how he felt. Today a group of over 20 volunteers from Emory & Henry College arrived to pick up trash from along the banks of the North Fork of the Holston River. This was immediately followed by Deputy Sheriff Tim Chapman driving a truck and trailer assisted by 2 inmates to haul away the trash. These efforts were the second such cleanup this year coordinated by the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable, a non-profit organization working in cooperation with Emory & Henry College, Washington County Sheriff Dept. and the Raymon Grace Foundation.
This was part of Keep Southwest Virginia Beautiful, the largest regional affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, which is the lead organizer for the Great American Cleanup. This is an annual national event taking place March through May with millions of volunteers participating in such events.
Now Thomas Jefferson’s work crew were moving logs and rocks to clear the river for navigation for commerce. We were clearing the river from the trash that would be picked up in the next flood. Trash consisted of such things as old tires, plastic bags, stuffed animals, food containers, cans, fabric and all manner of car parts, just to name a few.
For 36 years I have picked up trash, washed down from upstream where people have dumped it along the road near the river. In the past few years the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable has been working to clean up streams and we have joined forces with them to help.
The Raymon Grace Foundation established a ‘Foundation Chair’ with Emory & Henry College to provide for annual cleanups of the river from now on. Our Foundation also funded a ‘water table model’ to be used in schools to show how the water table is polluted by dumping trash and chemicals on the ground.
We have also funded Appalachian Sustainable Development, another non-profit organization which goes into schools with information about respect for water and growing food. My daughter April is involved with these organizations.
In this area, people dump trash in the river because that is what they have seen all their lives. Trash dumpsters are located throughout the area, but people are creatures of habit. Ignorance and lack of respect are the basic causes of this type of pollution. With chemical pollution, greed is a factor. Hopefully, by going into the schools to teach kids about respect for the water and the earth will produce a generation of smarter and more respectful people.
Am writing this today to show you what can be done when people work together. What we did today can be done all over the world. It just takes someone to do something rather than talk about it.
I didn’t start the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable or the Washington County Sheriff Department or Emory & Henry College, all I did was join forces with them for a common cause.
Over 25 years ago I set a goal to clean up water and hoped to find a way to do it throughout the world. At the time I didn’t have a clue as to how to accomplish this, so I started picking up trash from the river on my farm and at the beach. Later I learned how to change the energy in a cup of water, then to energize a swimming pool, then how to take pollutants out of a well. Now our information on how to change the energy of water and clean it up is available in 48 countries. See what can be done by setting a goal and working toward it.
You can do the same thing in your community!!! Remember, if you do nothing—nothing will happen.
If you do something then something will happen---SO DO SOMETHING!!!
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
12/30/2009 1:06:04 PM
by Margret Aldrich in the Utne Reader
Self-kindness refers to the tendency to be caring and understanding with oneself rather than being harshly critical or judgmental. Common humanity involves recognizing that all humans are imperfect, fail and make mistakes. Mindfulness involves being aware of one’s painful feelings in a clear and balanced manner so that one neither ignores nor obsesses about disliked aspects of oneself or one’s life.
As a mother of a child with autism, I can tell you what a lifesaver self-compassion was for me…. When my son screamed and screamed because his nervous system was being overloaded and I couldn’t figure out the cause, I would soothe myself with kindness. When my son lost it in the grocery store and strangers gave me nasty looks because they thought I wasn’t disciplining my child properly, I’d give myself the compassion I wasn’t receiving from others. In short, self-compassion helped me cope, and that put me in the balanced emotional mind state needed to deal skillfully with whatever new challenges confronted me.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
North Carolina GOP Overrides Veto, Axes
Planned Parenthood Funding
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
It is no understatement to say that the human species has entered a period of profound, fundamental, and unprecedented change. As such we need to acquire new skills in order to co-exist with a world seeking to exist at a greater depth within the larger fabric of life: planetary, solar and cosmic. Every evolutionary/revolutionary change requires a change in consciousness; this has always been the case. We are slowly beginning to recognize this fact and to notice a change in our psychology and consciousness. Philosopher and humanist Ervin Laszlo has outlined what he calls the "Ten Benchmarks of an Evolved Consciousness," which includes living in ways that enable all other people to live as well; living in ways that respect the lives of others and that respect the right to the economic and cultural development of all people; to pursue personal fulfillment in harmony with the integrity of nature; and working with like-minded people to preserve or restore the essential balances of the environment.