LightStream is Proud to provide our readers with a column by Rebekah Dunlap.
Rebekah is author of Breakthrough and Rainbow Connection
ARE YOU Divine?
Excerpt from Story of A Clam
Are we part of a larger symphony of life that extends to infinity? And yet can we be consciously aware that each part is needed and is gently connected to every other part?
As we come to understand our own spirit, soul, and body to a greater degree, can we also learn why we respond the way we do to others and to situations in our realm of existence? Whenever a discordant experience may come into our consciousness, we have the ability to alter the situation. We are not helpless victims. We may take any situation. We are not helpless victims. We may take any situation into our consciousness and place it on the inner altar of the Great Creator's love.
Is the Great Creator the source of divine harmony? Is it within you and is it within others? Do we carry with us an innate sense of the presence of the Great Creator and become inspired to think, feel, and do the things that maintain harmony and productivity? Our inner experience is more important than our outer experience. The accelerating discovery of new information requires diligence and enthusiasm. Balance can be achieved as we integrate the various aspects of ourselves.
When we remember our divinity, can we look at our world and all the life forms in it with a broad, generous, friendly, and loving spirit? Can we live each day and continue our evolutionary progress as we maintain an open mind and understand that no one person know the totality of truth?
Father’s Day is important to me. My father is the one man in the world who has loved me my entire life! As a single mother of four grown children, I especially appreciate my dad. Too many fathers are – for whatever reason – simply not there. The 2000 census reports more than 9,700,000 single-parent families in the U.S., and more than 7,500,000 of those are single women. Of course that means nearly 2,200,000 single dads are also caring for children.
Life is complex and messy, and moralizing on this difficult issue serves no useful purpose. There are, however, some important concerns for all of us who care about the children of the earth. Our children need caring, responsible, reliable adults in their lives. Missing fathers and mothers leave a huge gap to be filled. Add to this the fact that so many baby-boomer grandparents – my generation – are focused on “healthy, active lifestyles” that exclude children. Further complicate the problem with the “mobility” of families and geographic separation. The result is that too many of our children are left emotionally “home alone.”
Why are we surprised that violence is a problem in schools? Fear is at the root of most violence, and what is more frightening than to feel that you are alone and unloved? I am no psychologist, but I know that a child that is loved can survive against all the odds. Love is the most powerful force in the universe, and it is the only thing that will save the children of the earth.
Being a father – or a mother – is not a matter of blood or birth, it is a matter of the heart, a matter of love. I have been personally blessed throughout my life with wonderful parents and a number of loving adults who “adopted” me emotionally. Love nurtured me and helped me succeed; love kept me safe during the dark night of the soul; love gives meaning and purpose to life.So on this Father’s Day I honor my own dad with heartfelt love and gratitude and I offer a wish for my peers – the babyboomers: Let us be the generation that changes the world by loving the children. Let us create the safe communities, schools and organizations that will protect, teach and nurture “our” children – all the children of the world. Let us put the children first. Let us love them – each and every one of them.
Read about our Computers For Youth program!
We are please that more churches and community groups are joining in the Computer for Youth program. The program is still growing. Our next step is to have youth help train veterans to use the computers to research their benefits.
Your suggestions and comments are appreciated as we expand this program. --Mel
Side Note: Welcome Home Bonnie!! We are please to have you here!!
Notes and Thoughts By W. G. Black Ph.D. - Founder of Gakati'yi
To quote Arnold Gingrich, "The Fishing Is Far More Important than the Fish."
Father's Day was on June 17 this year. With no particular conscious planning on anyone's part, this Father's Day turned out to
be a cardinal, memorable day for me. Cathy Black, our eldest of three of the world's finest, was born March 1, 1960. She did not
want to miss out on the remarkable, earthshaking '60's, however painful and foreboding they might be.
Forty-one years later, she provided me with a joyful, earthshaking Father's Day. Last October, very close to my 63rd birthday, she found a "new" soul
partner in life. They were on their way to Taos, New Mexico, where Cathy had spent about 9 years teaching energy work,
massage, healing and intuition. We met at the office of Dr. Doug Larsen in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Barbara Sheridan and I spent long and happy years in Dallas working together.
She moved to Arizona to be with Dr. Larsen and assist in the development
of an exciting and progressive healing center. If you hurt anywhere, I suggest you track him down and request his help.
He is among the gentle and most loving, healing spirits you will find, and his skills are so excellent in so many areas.
We welcome your responses and feedback. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ten Affirmations of Strength
Dianne J. Moore --A MAZE OF GRACE
"Huge * What happens to a Dream Unleashed? Huge means spending every day in zestful expression of one's highest self." --Patch Adams M.D.
GRAND OPENING OF BLUE GROTTO & LABYRINTH OF MIRACLES - An Alternative Healing Center Serving the Greater Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan Area!
Dannion Brinkley, best-selling author of "Saved By The Light," announces the establishment of this area's first full service Holistic Kingdom. Brinkley is best known for his near death experience and the T.V. movie based on his best selling book. He served as an ad hoc advisor to the National Institutes of Health on alternative healing practices. Brinkley has joined with his fellow Good Knights and other professionals to offer this area a variety of alternative healing techniques and stress reduction private workshops utilizing special healing chambers.
"We cannot always depend on traditional healing practices to make us whole. We must address the mind, body and spirit. Blue Grotto allows the individual to find their personal path to peace, good health, and prosperity," states Sir Dannion Brinkley.
Sir Robert Cassiel, the Center's Third Degree Reiki Master/Teacher, says: "It is such a breath of fresh air to work with clients in a natural garden setting rather than a closed office environment. It allows me and the client to re-connect with the power of the Earth."
Sir Edward Michael Jagen, known internationally as The Blue Knight of Maryland, explains, "Traditional medicine and its pills treat symptoms. There can be no cure until one finds peace of mind. This healing center is dedicated to helping those who are troubled find a path to personal peace. Then the healing will begin." Jagen is a retired police intelligence investigator and recipient of the 1999 President's Service Award Silver Medal for reaching 5 million U.S. families with his programs which reduce crime and violence in our everyday lives.
Blue Grotto & The Labyrinth of Miracles sits upon two plus acres of beautifully sculptured gardens, ponds and boasts an enchanted forest. This private Castle retreat is located at the Good Knight Angelic Kingdom. This Kingdom supports the only outdoor quarter acre Medicine Wheel Living Labyrinth on the East Coast. Meditation gardens can be found within the Enchanted Forest with 12 elaborate fairy gardens and on the Castle green. Adult Healing Workshops & Guided Healing Practices are performed by qualified staff of healing touch/intuitive professionals.
Open by appointment only every Wednesday between the hours of 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for a maximum of 20 guests. Call Dr. Gwen MacGregor, Executive Director, at 301-595-8989 (www.goodknight.org) to reserve now. Light refreshments are available in the Castle Café.
Reservations are available for individuals, corporations, and other groups for retreats and special private healings.
Good Knight Angelic Kingdom
11001 Rhode Island Avenue
A reminder as we approach our Nations birthday.
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the
Declaration of Independence?
Donna McGrath is a licensed Medical Technologist, and performed PH.D. level research as a Molecular Biologist at the NIH. Donna will provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information on better health!
By Donna McGrath, M.T. (ASCP), M.S., C.H.T., D.D.
Natural Treatments For Whiplash Injuries
Statistics show that two out of every five drivers are in a car accident per year. I, unfortunately, became one of those statistics recently. Below please find some helpful remedies for overcoming the trauma of an accident and its concurrent whiplash injuries.
Whiplash is most commonly received while riding in a car that is struck from the front, side or back. It occurs when the neck is unexpectedly jerked either forward, backward, or side to side, causing muscles, ligaments and other supporting soft tissues to be overstretched or torn. The discs between the spinal discs can bulge or rupture. The spinal vertebrae can be forced out of alignment, reducing range of motion.
Whiplash injuries can commonly cause the following symptoms
The chiropractic approach is to use specific chiropractic adjustments to help the spine to return to normal function. After a thorough case history and examination is taken, the doctor will recommend a series of visits to help restore proper function and motion to the spinal bones. If caught early enough, inflammation and scar tissue can often be minimized. Ice is commonly applied on and off every twenty minutes for three or four hours to reduce inflammation in the area. Drink extra water and use a soft collar if needed in the first few days following an accident. Consult a chiropractor before becoming dependent on addictive pain medication.
Massage therapy can be combined with chiropractic to provide excellent relief to the whiplash sufferer. A good therapist will be very sensitive to your injuries. Make sure you give him/her a thorough medical history and the extent of your injuries. Soothing essential oils such as ylang ylang, clary sage, lavender, orange, and rose can comfort and soothe jangled nerves and muscles.
In addition to the above recommendations, the Bach flower essence Rescue Remedy can be taken almost immediately after the accident if the remedy is on hand and the patient is conscious. Ten to twenty drops are given under the tongue. The remedy helps cope with the emotional trauma and aftermath of the accident.
Individual flower essences can also be applied externally to the neck and rubbed in with the homeopathic gel, Arnica. The flower essence Gorse is applied to the left back of the neck. The right back of the neck is rubbed with the flower essence, Oak. The center front and back of the neck is rubbed with the essence Water Violet.
The lower back in the middle is rubbed with the flower essence, Wild Oats. Pain in the left lower back is remedied by Cherry Plum; the right side of the lower back is remedied by Willow. These individual essences can be found in your local health food store.
Using the above flower essences will help to process the emotional injuries incurred by the accident. Be aware that exhaustion (oak) and depression (gorse) may follow a neck injury. Make sure to allow yourself ample time to rest following your accident. The product Relax-o-zyme by Enzymatic Therapies will aid in helping one to fall asleep.
To help heal sore, arthritic vertebrae, use a combination of 1500 mg/day of glucosamine sulfate along with 1000 mg of MSM. Expect to take this combination for about 1-3 months or more before an appreciable effect can be felt because you are actually building up deteriorated cartilage with these supplements.
To decrease inflammation, 400 mg, three times a day of Bromelain can be used with good success to reduce swelling. Another excellent product to reduce swelling and inflammation is Curazyme by Enzymatic Therapies.
Muscle soreness can be relieved by taking the homeopathic pellets, Arnica Montana 30cc. Ligament soreness can be remedied by taking Rhus Toxicum 30cc.
It may be of interest that the body is represented metaphysically in dreams and visions by your car. Therefore, if your car is severely damaged in the accident, think of it as a message from spirit that you should look towards giving your body a major repair.
Special thanks to Dr. Mark Deitich, Rick Williams, and Mardi Lew, my chiropractor and massage therapists for helping to get me out of pain following my accident. Also thanks to Great Spirit for not causing more injury to others in the accident and the Angels in Manhatten for helping me after the accident with the car repair and rental.
Sincere Gratitude to All and many Blessings in the Light,
Please send any specific questions or comments you may have to me via e-mail at email@example.com. Thanks very much and I hope to hear from you soon.
Copyright 2001 by Donna McGrath
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Harley-Davidson Motor Company Contributes $50,000
Towards Vietnam War In Memory Memorial Plaque!
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The Quest -Radio that makes you think!!
I promise to TRUST you enough
to tell you the truth and treat you
LOVINGLY, Gently and with Respect.
I will do this in my thoughts, words and actions,
whether in your presence or not.
In every interaction I will look for and
acknowledge the Highest and Best in you
as I surrender to LOVE, our true nature.
My connection to my Source and nurturing
my relationship with you is always
more important than any issue.
If anything unlike LOVE comes up, I will hold
us in my heart and listen as I learn to speak,
experience and be RESPONSIBLE
for my own realities, I am here for and with you,
I will keep communication open and keep
LOVE Conscious, Active and Present
as we HEAL and CELEBRATE LIFE!
Dr. Michael & Marijo Ryce
( From the back of a business card:)
(c) Copyright 2001 Barbara Mark & Trudy Griswold
What's This Fool Thinking of This Week A July 4th message from Dannion Brinkley
A Remembrance by Mel Minitor
"Your relationships and your words are mirrors of your mind." --Dr. Michael Ryce
from his book... Why IS This Happening To Me... Again?!
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