A Confluence of Politics and Spiritualty

The following is from Marianne Williamson’s website on an exciting event, Sister Giant, taking place in Washington, DC on February 2-4.

WELCOME TO SISTER GIANT 2017

Washington DC Feb. 2-4

We’re pleased to announce that Senator Bernie Sanders will give a keynote address at SISTER GIANT.

Two weeks after the Inauguration of a new President, Bernie’s voice will be hugely important. At SISTER GIANT we will seek to understand our country’s current politics as deeply as possible and to rise to the challenges of our time most effectively. No one’s leadership is more significant than Bernie’s in helping us understand what’s happening in our government now and how best to respond. His inspiration will mean so much in the year ahead.

We must not be passive.
We must not be silent.
We have much to do.

WHAT IS SISTER GIANT?

In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “Politics should be sacred.” Sacred doesn’t necessarily mean religious – it means stemming from the deepest part of ourselves.

The search for authenticity, for our deep humanity, should not stop at the door to politics. If anything, it should extend deeply into realms that affect so powerfully the existence of earth’s billions of inhabitants. From how we treat the environment to how we treat each other, our political choices are significant indicators of our moral values and spiritual convictions.

The times in which we live call for a critical re-evaluation of our relationship to life around us – to our fellow citizens, to our country and to our world. Yet in order to transform our current challenges, we must address them from a holistic perspective – recognizing not only the external but also the internal dimensions of both our problems and their solutions.

SISTER GIANT is dedicated to forging a deeper conversation about what is happening in America today – and what we can do to change it. Join us at this time of national tumult that together we might rethink our country.

LET’S GO TO WASHINGTON

At this year’s SISTER GIANT, Marianne Williamson partners with Derrick Harkins, Senior Vice-President at Union Theological Seminary. It will be held in Washington DC, at the Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va. From Feb. 2-4, 2017.

The Conference will bring together an illuminating mix of thinkers, gathering to consider the state of our country on both spiritual and political levels. We will incubate ideas and contribute to plans by which each of us, particularly now, can help move America in a more enlightened direction.

These are painful times, but they are also pregnant with new possibilities. We can rise to the occasion and answer the summons of history, seeking to be what we can be and do what we can do to help heal the wounded American psyche and fix our broken political system.

What are the deeper transformational lessons to be learned from this moment? What do we need to understand, as well as to do? What are the shifts we must embrace within ourselves, in order to practice conscious citizenship? And what are practical efforts that will need our support, if we are serious about societal change?

From the role of citizen to the role of the media, from how we can get the money out of politics to how to stem voter suppression, from understanding misogyny to transforming racism, from protecting the environment to protecting each other, SISTER GIANT will present ideas and facilitate actions that lead us as a nation from a consciousness of fear to a consciousness of love.

The question on many of our hearts at the moment is, “Where do we go now?” At SISTER GIANT, we will discuss our options.

Let us understand more deeply, dream more boldly, and act more powerfully. If miracles are possible anywhere, then miracles are possible everywhere.

Register now. Come to Washington if you can, or join us via livestream. Let’s co-create a political awakening that shows who we really are.

Scholarship assistance is available. Please write to contact@sistergiant.com. More details can be found at http://www.sistergiant.com.

Reiki Helps Animals to Heal

Reiki teaches us that as long as our life force energy is flowing unimpeded throughout our bodies, we will be in good health. The health of humans and animals alike is dependent upon the free flow of life force energy. I have heard it said that pets sometimes respond to the emotional state of their human companion and take on the characteristics of that person, including any symptoms of ill health. Luckily with Reiki we can respond to human and animal needs to a supportive and benevolent end.

 

A very good friend of mine who practices Reiki was dismayed to learn about a year ago that her yellow Labrador-Retriever had a 2-inch tumor on his side. Her veterinarian suggested that she bring the dog back in about two months so that it could be determined whether the tumor was growing. He prescribed no other treatment. Since she incorporates Reiki into her daily life, it seemed only natural to treat her pet for his tumor. She gave him Reiki for about thirty minutes and thought nothing further of this until about a week later, when her husband was shocked to find that the tumor was completely gone!

 

Another very dramatic case occurred with a pet guinea pig of mine named Miranda. This little creature developed a milky film over one of her eyes. Naturally, I took her to the veterinarian. He explained that this was a cataract and while the situation could be handled in humans by simple surgery, it was impossible to operate on guinea pigs. He told me that there was about a 20% chance that the cataract would shrink a tiny bit around the edges, thus restoring a little bit of her eyesight. I was determined that all or most of her eyesight would come back.

 

I set up a treatment protocol to send Reiki distantly to Miranda. In addition, I gave her regular twice-weekly Reiki treatments for ten minutes at a time. For a small animal like a guinea pig, ten minutes is enough for a full treatment. I am happy to say that, 8 months later, the cataract has shrunk to only 1/8 of its original size. Even the small portion remaining is not nearly as opaque as it was in the beginning.

 

I also had a beautiful gray cat named Henley who I rescued from a very neglectful home. One day, he just walked away and disappeared. I did not see him again for two more days. When he came back, he was in a very bad state, looking extremely tired and thin. He would not eat the food that I set out for him. This continued for several more hours. Ordinarily he ate ravenously. It was obvious that he had picked up some sort of stomach ailment, possibly from some rotted food he had eaten.

 

I set him on the ground in the front yard in the warm sun (it was spring) and started to administer Reiki. I was pleasantly surprised to hear him begin purring. He lay perfectly still and continued to purr, obviously enjoying the Reiki treatment. I could feel a constant gurgling in his stomach. After about twenty minutes, the gurgling stopped but I continued to treat him for an additional ten minutes or so. If it can be said that a cat can look blissful, that is what I saw that day. At the end of the treatment he got up and went over to his food dish and started eating as if he was starving.

 

I believe that Reiki can be used to treat nearly any type of ailment experienced by people or animals. Every animal I have treated seems to love Reiki. It is truly a blessing that I am delighted to share with the animal friends who have so enriched my life.

 

Compilation of Wisdom From Wayne Dyer

This is the text of an email from Reid Tracy, the President/CEO of Hay House, which, in my opinion, is the finest publisher of spiritual books in the world. I am on the mailing list and enjoy getting news of offerings from the company.  PBS is airing a program called The Forever Wisdom of Wayne  Dyer, and I thought you would want to know about it. The text of the email follows:

“I miss my dear friend, Wayne, every day. We were very close and he was one of my biggest mentors. I feel as though he is still with us because I have been watching so many video clips from his past TV programs. We’ve created The Forever Wisdom of Wayne Dyer to celebrate his teachings and uplifting guidance. Forever Wisdom is a wonderful compilation of Wayne’s most cherished TV moments. In honor of his memory, we’ve taken his best and most inspiring clips and put them in one program, just for you.

Wayne loved public television. He helped raise over $200,000,000 for public TV since his first show in 1998. He was a huge supporter of the fundraising drives hosted by PBS. He believed in the positive energy of PBS and was proud to be a part of such a lovely program. Forever Wisdom covers Wayne’s most enlightening topics including Wishes Fulfilled, The Power of Intention, Inspiration and many others. He has touched the lives of millions who have found his broadcasts encouraging and educating.

As a teacher, mentor, author, and friend Dr. Wayne Dyer is irreplaceable, but his wisdom forever lives on. If you haven’t had a chance to watch The Forever Wisdom of Wayne Dyer, make sure to check your local PBS station to find air dates. This program started March 5th and is playing across the country. You won’t want to miss it. Here’s the link to find your local PBS station. ”

 

Truth

“There comes a point when you know, without doubt, without hesitation, that you cannot go back to your old life.  You cannot be who you once were and also have a new life with new riches.”

Julie McIntyre

Director of the Center for Earth Relations

Predicting the Future

I had to share this email from Davidji, the noted meditation teacher. He says:

“Believe it or not … on many occasions, I have been able to “see” the future, because my vibration has been attuned with the super high vibration of what has yet to unfold. I’ve been asked how I “predicted” something, but I actually didn’t predict it. I was simply able to resonate at the same vibration as something that was yet to unfold. I was able to “see” it hours, days, or months before it happened. I don’t consider this predicting the future – I was just able to see the bigger picture. You can do this, too. ”

Here is a link to the video where he discusses this concept:

Increasing Your Vibrational Awareness

Reiki Helps Pets to Heal

Reiki is a form of touch therapy that originated in the Far East. It has been practiced since early in the last century and proven to be effective as an adjunct to conventional therapies as well as a stand-alone treatment that promotes healing, good health, and well-being. The practitioner places his/her hands in various positions on the recipient’s body to direct life force energy into the areas where healing is needed. Reiki works through the body’s electromagnetic field to activate and strengthen the functions of the immune system. Among the healing benefits of this technique: it is effective in the treatment of a broad range of physical and emotional conditions; it is non-invasive, and there are no adverse effects.

 

The Reiki energy works to unblock areas of congestion of energy and restores the client to good health. The practitioner serves merely as a conduit for the universal life force energy which comes through and actually does the healing.

 

Reiki is being used in an increasing number of hospitals in the US and abroad. It is known to promote relaxation, reduce or eliminate pain, and helps to manage

stress. Studies have shown that surgery patients who are treated with Reiki are less anxious, lose less blood during surgery, spend less time in the recovery room, require less pain medication afterwards, and have shorter hospital stays. (See www.reikiinhospitals.org).

 

Reiki has been shown to have cured illnesses and injuries from the common cold to serious, life-threatening situations such as cancer. Most clients experience a feeling of deep peace and relaxation at the very least. As a Master/Teacher, I have had clients who have been either cured or experienced a significant improvement in horseback riding injuries, emotional traumas, severe headaches, shoulder pain, depression, and severe anxiety.

 

Pets and wild animals can be helped as well as people. Reiki teaches us that as long as our life force energy is flowing unimpeded throughout our bodies, we will be in good health. However, when a blockage of this energy occurs, illness will result. The health of humans and animals alike is dependent upon the free flow of life force energy. Animals are just as likely as humans to suffer blockages in this field. I have heard it said that pets sometimes respond to the emotional state of their human companion and take on the characteristics of that person, including any symptoms of ill health.

 

Most Reiki practitioners I know give regular treatments to their pets with positive results. I will give several examples of circumstances where it appeared that Reiki had a positive impact upon a pet.

 

A very good friend of mine who practices Reiki was dismayed to learn about a year ago that her yellow Labrador retriever had a 2-inch tumor on his side. Her veterinarian suggested that she bring the dog back in about two months so that it could be determined whether the tumor was growing. He prescribed no other treatment. Since she incorporates Reiki into her daily life, it seemed only natural to treat her pet for his tumor. She placed her hand upon the area of the tumor and channeled universal life force energy into him for about 30 minutes. She thought nothing further of this until about a week later, when her husband was shocked to find that the tumor was completely gone!

 

Another very dramatic case occurred with a pet guinea pig of mine named Miranda. This little creature developed a milky film over one of her eyes. Naturally, I took her to the veterinarian. He explained that this was a cataract and while the situation could be handled in humans by simple surgery, it was impossible to operate on guinea pigs. This is due to the fact that the issue of anesthesia has not been explored, and it would thus be too dangerous to operate on her. He told me that there was about a 20% chance that the cataract would shrink a tiny bit around the edges, thus restoring a little bit of her eyesight. I was determined that all or most of her eyesight would come back.

 

It is possible to set up a treatment protocol to send Reiki distantly to animals, people, or situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I immediately set about doing this for Miranda. In addition, I gave her regular twice-weekly Reiki treatments for ten minutes at a time. When treating people, a full treatment is considered to be about an hour. However, a 10 minute treatment for a small animal like a guinea pig is a full treatment. I am happy to say that, eight months later, the cataract has shrunk to only 1/8 of its original size. Even the small portion remaining is not nearly as opaque as it was in the beginning. This is a dramatic example of the power of channeling universal life force energy.

 

I also had a beautiful gray cat named Henley who I rescued from a very neglectful home. One day, he just walked away and disappeared. I did not see him again for two more days. When he came back, he was in a very bad state, looking extremely tired and thin. He would not eat the food that I set out for him. This continued for several more hours. Ordinarily he ate ravenously. It was obvious that he had picked up some sort of stomach ailment, possibly from some rotted food he had eaten.

 

I set him on the ground in the front yard in the warm sun (it was spring) and started to administer Reiki. I was pleasantly surprised to hear him begin purring. He lay perfectly still and continued to purr, obviously enjoying the Reiki treatment. I could feel a constant gurgling in his stomach which told me that that was where the disturbance was. After about 20 minutes, the gurgling stopped, but I continued to treat him for an additional 10 minutes or so. If it can be said that a cat can look blissful, that is what I saw that day. At the end of the treatment he got up and went over to his food dish and started eating as if he was starving.

 

These few examples should give the reader just a small idea of the benefits that pets can reap from Reiki. It can be used to treat nearly any type of ailment experienced by people or animals.

 

There are two options for Reiki treatments for pets. One is to search the web for a Reiki practitioner in the area. Most are quite comfortable treating animals as well as people and some are willing to travel to the client. A far more economical method over the long run would be to take a-one day training in Reiki Level I. Pet owners can then treat all of their pets at home as many times as the need dictates. Once one is trained to give Reiki energy, they have the ability to do so for life. No additional training is necessary. However, If one wishes to progress beyond Level 1, it is possible to become a Level 2 Practitioner, then an Advanced Reiki Practitioner, and finally a Master/Teacher.

 

Every animal I have treated seems to love Reiki. It is truly a blessing, one that I am delighted to share with my animal friends who have so enriched my life.

Reiki Healing

I am a Reiki Master/Teacher, which is the most advanced level in the discipline.

Reiki is a healing modality which involves balancing the energy field. Adherents say that it has been around since the beginning of time, but it was rediscovered in Japan in the late 19th century. The theory behind this technique is that universal life force energy, or ki, is present throughout the body and is constantly moving. When there are no blocks in this energy, it will flow unimpeded and the person will remain healthy. If there is a blockage in the energy field, illness or injury will result. These blockages are generally caused by negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions.

The Reiki energy works to unblock these areas of congestion and restores the client to good health. The practitioner places his or her hands on various positions throughout the body in order to balance the energy of the client, and serves merely as a conduit for the universal life force energy.

Reiki has been shown to have cured illnesses and injuries from the common cold to serious, life-threatening situations such as cancer. Most clients experience a feeling of deep peace and relaxation at the very least. As a Master/Teacher, I have had clients who have been either cured or experienced a significant improvement in horseback riding injuries, emotional traumas, severe headaches, shoulder pain, depression, and severe anxiety.

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