An Unlikely Pilgrim – One Woman’s 28 Year Trek for Peace

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Mildred Norman was born on a small New Jersey chicken farm in 1908. A review of her youth provides few clues to the destiny that lay ahead. Her family didn’t attend church and adhered to no particular religion. Mildred graduated from high school, got a job, wore makeup, bought nice clothes, drove a fancy car, went out on dates, and wrote amateur plays for a local Grange group.

The momentum of conventional living carried Mildred into marriage just as America fell into the Great Depression of the 1930s. Her husband had trouble finding work, and later, due to differences in fundamental values, their paths eventually diverged and the marriage ended. In this time of crisis, Mildred began to question her entire existence and its meaning. It was a turning point and time of preparation for her life to come.

Rebirth of a Madwoman – The Resurrection of Byron Katie

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

The sudden transformation of Byron Katie serves as a remarkable testimony to the powers of spiritual resurrection that live in each of us.

Born Byron Kathleen Reid in Breckenridge, Texas, in 1942, she was raised in the small desert town of Needles, California, in the years following World War II. Her mother said that she was named Byron for money, after a wealthy relative offered financial support if the child was given his name, and Kathleen for love. Growing up, everyone called her Katie.

Her homemaker mother and her father, a railroad worker, saw Katie grow from a quiet, thoughtful little girl into an aggressive, competitive teenager who sought to be the best in everything she did. A top student, she played piano and sang in a regional choir. Beautiful, energetic, and fun, Katie was voted first runner-up for queen of her high school prom.

Hitting Bottom to Reach New Heights

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Many people feel that, in total, their lives aren’t all that bad. Sure, things could be better. They might half-heartedly attempt a suggestion from a self-help book or TV talk show now and then – only to abandon it when it doesn’t instantly work miracles in their lives.

As the years go by they may feel they are living in what Thoreau called “quiet desperation,” but are reassured by the thought that most everyone else is too. That’s just the way it is.

But “the way it is” does not mean “the way it has to be.”

Step-By-Step Process To Manifest Your Goals And Desires

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Whether we know it or not, whether we like it or not, we are continuously manifesting all aspects of our lives through our thoughts and our feelings. What we focus on, what we give great emotional feeling to, begins to be created in the Universe to support our intentional or unconscious desires.

Manifesting is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “the act, process, or an instance of manifesting”. It’s also defined as “a public demonstration of power and purpose”, which is by far my favorite. In other words, you have the power to bring forth into your life whatever you choose with purpose.