Sunday, July 27, 2014

One with Nature --by Melissa Brookmire

Originally Posted HERE


Melissa Brookmire, raised in Rochester, New York, has lived in Portland, Maine for the past three years with her husband and her kooky black lab, Molly. Nature photography has become a passion for her. This is her story.

My parents raised my brother and I to love the outdoors and nature. My father introduced me to photography when I was a teen. I played around with it for a while, but then lost interest until I moved to the Pacific Northwest a little over ten years ago; I have been addicted ever since. Nature photography has become a passion for me.

The Core --by Steve Taylor

Originally Posted HERE
 

It can take a whole life time to become yourself
years of feeling adrift and alone
trying to be someone you could never be
wearing clothes that don’t fit you

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Caterpillars fly so why not me? --by Johnny Steenland

ACOF Member Johnny Steenland shares an article with our readers.  We appreciate this sharing!  --ACOF Admin.

Originally posted HERE


Author Johnny Steenland
I wonder what a caterpillar feels like right before it chooses to begin spinning its cocoon. Does it know its moving toward being a butterfly or is just busy being a butterfly? What happens inside that cocoon. My teacher, J Michael Wood, beautifully emphasizes a process of becoming clear of inner baggage thru a cleansing and transformative process he calls Song Kong Tong. It's a process of calling on Divinity to break up false constructs we have agreed to so that we can be more ourselves in our becoming.  I thought about my growing capacity to integrate portals of Divine light to dissolve moods and shift thought paths. And I wonder as I apply my tools like song kong:
At what point am I transforming from a caterpillar into a butterfly?

Sunday, July 13, 2014

8 Things to Remember When Everything Goes Wrong --by Shanka Herath

Originally Posted HERE
 
 
“Today, I’m sitting in my hospital bed waiting to have both my breasts removed. But in a strange way I feel like the lucky one. Up until now I have had no health problems. I’m a 69-year-old woman in the last room at the end of the hall before the pediatric division of the hospital begins. Over the past few hours I have watched dozens of cancer patients being wheeled by in wheelchairs and rolling beds. None of these patients could be a day older than 17.”

  “The best way out is always through.”
―Robert Frost

Sunday, June 29, 2014

ACOF Annual Retreat! --Edgar Cayce & ARE's 43rd ANNUAL MID-SOUTH RETREAT, November 7 - 9, 2014, Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, TN

 
Edgar Cayce on the Wisdom of Dreams
& the Nature of Healing --featuring  Jerry Lazarus

FOR COMPLETE REGISTRATION DETAILS, VISIT HERE
Inn/Reservations:   800-250-8613 or  615-797-3101
(Reference rooms for Association of Research & Enlightenment)
**For information contact Registrar, Joan Waddell joan.are16@yahoo.com (901) 830-7485 
 
Register Early Before September 26 for DISCOUNT!
 

Loving Dr. May Angelou --by Gary Zukav


I met Dr. Maya Angelou in 2011 when I interviewed her for a film project that Linda and I were helping some young friends create.  Oprah made the connection, and we flew to interview her at her home in Winston Salem, North Carolina, U.S.A.  As our questions became more substantive, I could see her engage more deeply in the interview, and her answers became more and more awesome to me.  After the interview, to my surprise, she invited us into her dining room for tea.  She also gave Linda and me one of her famous cookbooks and inscribed it to "My New Heart Throbs."  I soon realized that Dr. Maya Angelou was one of my heart throbs as well.  This was the first of eight trips to her home that Linda and I would make during the next three years. 

Dad dances with disabled daughter in pageant competitions -- Compassion in Action!

Originally posted HERE
 
 

DALLAS, Ga. - A father in Georgia is helping his disabled daughter compete in pageants.

Mike Carey acts as a dancing partner for his 12-year-old daughter, McKenzie.

According to ABC News, she suffers from mitochondrial disease, which affects her ability to speak and move. The disease also left her bound to a wheelchair.