Own It and Get Over It

It has been cool, cloudy and rainy where I live for a few days. It became suddenly dreary, dropping from the 80s and 90s every day for months to the 40s and low 50s. The sudden cool and the cloudiness for days has made it feel downright gloomy. We have sunshine here about 350 days a year here, so 3 days in a row of cloudiness is extremely rare.

I’ve always found the onset of cold cloudy weather to be a big energetic shift. Gardens begin to die off, trees lose their leaves, everything goes dormant — a long Winter slumber ahead. I spent many years in places where Winters are not cold, so I still have not adjusted to this. Sometimes it feels lonely without blooming flowers and lush gardens to prove that there is still vibrant life out there.

I found myself feeling sad the past couple of days and I’m dealing with it differently than I might have in the past. I had visitors in town for my birthday. They left the day it turned cool. Now, without people to distract me, I am more aware of my aloneness, magnified by the cool dreary weather.

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Transformative Power of Death

My friend David died on Saturday.

His life, and his dying process were an incredible gift to me, and to many others. David had been a spiritual seeker for many years. He had been studying/participating in many aspects of spirituality. I first met him at Dances of Universal Peace, and our paths had crossed time and again over the years.

A couple of weeks ago I went to a Celebration for him. He decided he’d like to be at his party, instead of missing it when he’s dead.

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Perkl-Light Review

The Perkl-Light is a small light-weight device that puts out energy via light settings. The clear light-emitter that sits on top of the machine changes colors with the frequencies. David Thomas, co-inventor of the Perkl-Light, says that it is NOT a color therapy device. Instead, he says it is a subtle energy device that can reorganize energy in the bioenergetic field and put energy into the bioenergy field. He says it is more similar to acupuncture than to other machines you might have seen.

I became interested in the Perkl-Light as a tool to balance energy because I believe that healing, releasing stress, etc., are all byproducts of being truly balanced. Like everyone, I get out of balance and would like a tool to help me more easily achieve balance. Intention is a critical component.

What comes in the box:

  • The Perkl-Light
  • The Emitter
  • Power Cord
  • Instructions (on 8.5 x 11 paper)
  • 3 DVDs — an Introduction DVD and a Training DVD plus an extra Introduction DVD to share with a friend.

The first time I used the Perkl-Light, I had expected to feel nothing or at most, a very subtle energy. I thought it might take me awhile to attune to it or to feel the subtle energies. I was quite surprised to find that within a minute, I began to feel this sense of well-being, much like I feel when I am going into trance to channel.

I was sitting comfortably on my couch with the Perkl-Light sitting on the glass coffee table in front of me. The literature says it puts out the energy about 12 feet in all directions. I was less than three feet away. (I noticed in the videos that the person who is being treated either holds it or the practitioner holds it or places it very close to the person being treated.)

I ran it on the Frequency Clearing [auto] setting. I really resonated to that mode. No cares, no worries, just a smooth energy that feels like I am connected to all that is. I LIKE being in that state.

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If This Was Your Last Incarnation What Would You Do?

If you knew this was your last incarnation what would you do?  What would your life look like?  How deeply would you love?  How loud would you laugh?  Where would you live?  What talents would you develop?  What kind of car would you drive?  Who would be in your life right now?  How would you live each day?

I am only a third of the way through my life (that is if I maintain my body’s health and live to be 120) and over the past fifteen years I have learned and am continuing to learn what it means to embrace life as if it were the most precious metal on earth.  What have I done so far to live an incredible life?  What more do I want to do?

What are some of the things I have done and am doing?

  • Traveled to some spiritual vortexes around the world
  • Awakened each morning an expectation of adventure
  • Helped trauma victims find peace
  • Lived in another country for a year
  • Really listen to others as if they were the only person in the room
  • Marched against injustices
  • Sat with my dad and watched old cowboy movies and sports almost every day the last six months of his life
  • Learned to play the tuba and Native American flute
  • Created classes that make me and other discover more about ourselves
  • Climbed a few mountains – each time I was really out of shape but I did it!
  • Make my niece and nephew feel as if they are the most loved people in the world
  • Learned new and cool healing concepts and techniques
  • Write inspirational stories
  • Lived in one of the most expensive places in Chicago
  • Eat ice cream at midnight, first thing in the morning and in the middle of the day with no guilt
  • Swam in three oceans
  • I have forgiven and will continue to forgive myself
  • Climbed a mountain at sunrise on a New Year’s Day and opened my arms to receive Spirit’s blessings
  • Visited three of the seven original wonders of the world
  • Play practical jokes
  • Helped people find peace
  • Been chased by a bull elephant
  • Drive across South Africa listening to incredible African music
  • Tell my mom I love and appreciate her
  • Learned a martial art
  • Dreamed and tried to start an online company
  • In the most challenging circumstances, helped others find their power
  • Have fun
  • Take wonderful pictures
  • Ate at Le Cirque in New York and Tru in Chicago with wonderful friends
  • Express myself fully to the world – what you see is who I am
  • Helped others see what’s possible
  • Learned to love and accept myself

What more do I want to do?

Keep creating opportunities to continue embracing my life!

Copyright © 2009 by Shirlyn Wright

Freedom Chakra

The Freedom Chakra is the fourth of eight chakras in the Solar Plexus Region. It represents our free will to choose how we want to live every aspect of our life. When we were created by Spirit as Spirit, we were given power, dominion, and free will. Therefore, we are free to live a life of happiness or to live a life of misery. We are free to be abundant or to be impoverished. We are free to be at peace with the world or to be at war with everyone. We give ourselves the choice to be free or to be limited. The colors of this chakra are indigo and gold, two of the highest color vibrations on our planet and, combined, represent Spirit in free expression.

The Freedom Chakra’s spiritual symbol is the Spiritual Realms. According to Robert Detzler, founder of Spiritual Response Theory, “The Spiritual Realms are also called the Garden of Eden and are where all souls had their first level of existence and education.” So the Spiritual Realms represent our knowledge of ourselves and our abilities to create anything and everything we want to experience in the universe.

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about the meaning of the word free.   Continue reading

The Focus Wheel Technique

When I went to an Abraham-Hicks workshop on July 4, 2009, Abraham talked about getting into “the vortex” by using The Focus Wheel Technique. It is useful for counteracting the negative thoughts and beliefs that keep us out of the “zone” or “vortex” or “flow” where we know who we are.

Below is a nice video that demonstrates how to do a focus wheel.

You can download a template to print out your own focus wheels at:


Text copyright © 2009 by Victoria Young

Stillness Chakra

The Stillness Chakra is the third of eight chakras in the Solar Plexus Region. Located just under the right rib cage, the color vibration for this chakra is blue (tranquility) and silver (Spiritual Essence). Its spiritual symbol is the 24th group of Gods called Elohim.

This chakra represents our ability to achieve stillness and peace within as we learn and experience as much as possible about our Selves, purpose, and spirituality. As we have each wonderful and challenging experience, at some point along our journey we have to slow down and rest so that we may evaluate ourselves, integrate any knowledge gained, and then determine the next experience needed for our growth and development.

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Reflections on Age

My birthday is less than a week away. It is one of those birthdays that end with ZERO that we tend to think of as milestones. Some friends are coming from out-of-state to help me usher in the new decade.

I’m really happy about reaching this milestone. (Sixty.) There is a freedom that I did not feel when turning forty or fifty. I’ve lived enough years, endured enough challenges and followed this path long enough that I don’t wish to pretend to be something I’m not.

When you’re younger, there is pressure to try to fool people into thinking you are younger than you are. Mid-life crises are about exactly that. Of course the classic is the middle aged man who buys a sports car — red, convertible, fast — so he can be seen as hot, sexy and vital. And the woman who gets new boobs installed to prove that the gravity of aging does not apply to her globes.

Each passing year seems to be a year closer to inevitable decay and devaluation. There is pressure to hide wrinkles and cellulite, cover gray hair and look younger than your years. Youth, sexiness and vigor trump all else. Being active, busy and multitasking are the signs of youth and a successful middle-age.

Turning sixty makes all that seem so petty. No mid-life crisis here. I’m not saying that now that I’m turning sixty I don’t care how I look. I still want to look nice — for me. But I am not efforting to look however other people might want me to look in order to be “desirable.”

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What Does It Mean To Be Authentic

The one thing I remember about Michael Jordan from his days as a North Carolina Tar Heel was how he could really perform under pressure. He was able to block out all of the noise and distractions, find his center of peace, and “Bam!” hit his shot as time ticked down to one second. He tapped into his center of peace, strength, love, purpose, courage, determination, confidence, and creativity to fully inspire (bring Spirit in) his way of playing the game. It is interesting to read reports that his acceptance speech into the NBA Hall of Fame was void of all of the above greatness and authenticity.

I am a huge sports fan like my friend and fellow blogger Victoria. I have probably been watching sports since the day I was born since my dad was a huge sports fan and player when he was young. I loved watching basketball almost all my life. Of course, being from Chicago, the Bulls was one of my favorite teams although they were not much of winning team back in the ‘70s and ‘80s. When Michael Jordan was drafted, I anticipated and prayed for the Chicago Bulls’ rise but never imagined just how far they would go! Not only was Michael able to achieve greatness in his own performance, he inspired those around him to tap into their hidden talents and gifts to be as great as they could possibly be in their game play. He was an authentic player, leader, and team mate.

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"Zen" Humor

These are a bunch of silly, funny, smart-aleck statements. I read them when I need a laugh. Hope you enjoy them, too.

Zen Humor
1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me alone.
2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and leaky tire.
3. It’s always darkest before dawn. So if you’re going to steal your neighbor’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it.
4. Don’t be irreplaceable. If you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted.
5. Always remember that you’re unique. Just like everyone else.
6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
7. If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
8. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have
their shoes.
9. If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.
10. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
11. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
12. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.
13. Some days you’re the bug; some days you’re the windshield.
14. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
15. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.
16. A closed mouth gathers no foot.
17. Duct tape is like ‘The Force’. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
18. There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.
19. Generally speaking, you aren’t learning much when your lips are moving.
20. Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.