Saturday, February 28, 2009

Honoring a Life's Work

One of my dear friends, the Rev. Juliet Nightingale, crossed over today. She was a multiple NDEr and dedicated her life to helping folks understand multi-dimensional living, the near-death experience, and a little bit about what The Other Side is like.

She was a very frail person, just a wisp of a thing really. She was also legally blind and her only source of income was from intuitive counseling sessions. Needless to say, she lived well below the poverty line for most of her life and was homeless for a time. Even with these limitations she ran several Web sites and a weekly radio program to educate folks and bring groups together from all over the world.

She sat on the board of IANDS, the International Association of Near Death Studies, and regularly spoke with PhDs and researchers from the standpoint of an actual experiencer.

I sit in awe at how one person, with such limited resources, both physically and financially, could wield her passion into helping so many people overcome their fear of dying or help them through the grieving process of losing a loved one. Even while she was briefly in hospice, she took the opportunity to educate her caregivers on the conscious dying process. They were amazed at her ability to remain steadfastly focused despite any medication she was offered.

I am grateful to have known Juliet and even more grateful for the wisdom that she anchored in this place for the benefit of everyone, whether she personally came into contact with them or not.

Her work will continue here because she was a beautiful light that took the time to pass that on to hundreds of candles in the souls of others and illuminate our awareness by the doing of it. May we all learn something from this one gentle soul who believed she could make a difference; and did.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Connections - Talking Trees

Connections highlights interesting and delightful folks I'm meeting along The Sage Age journey.

This just made my day. I also blog on the Institute of Noetic Science's Shift in Action site. It's wonderful to know that folks resonate with information in The Sage Age so much that they feel compelled to share their writings with me. For the most part these have been scientifically-minded topics. But today, someone shared a poem about trees. Many of you know that I have a "thing" with trees, as evidenced by my carvings, personal email address, and the stories I tell about trees "talking" to me. It was so nice for someone who also really vibes with trees to take the time to share her poem with me. This is why I chose to publish the book. To make connections and open dialogue. What a delight to share in the joy of what folks hold dear or have a passion toward.

If you would like to read the poem, please visit the Shift in Action site. The blog post is in the Declare section, in the comments of the post about cells emitting light.


Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Quantum Science of Chi

My friend, Kim Gould of Love Your Design, posted a video on her blog of a Professor of Theoretical Physics who began using Tai Chi to improve his health. He is now dedicated to defining aspects of Chi so the rigors of scientific exploration can be applied to its study and how it plays a role in distance healing. This is not to say that Chi can fully be described and understood by science, only that it can be partially defined in a way that allows quantifiable data to be collected about it. This is akin to the relationship science has with electricity. We can say with great precision what electricity does. We can generate it at will and control how it operates. But, to date, no one can say exactly what electricity is. We still only have working theories to describe it but that does not keep us from working with it in useful ways.

To see the brief video, please visit Kim’s blog at


Light-Emitting Cells Determine Food Quality and Bodily Health

With the recent peanut butter plant salmonella outbreak and FDA practices in question, many folks are turning to a diet of organically grown raw foods.

As early as the 1920s, Russian embryologist, Alexander Gurwitsch found that cells from plants emit a weak glow that he believed promoted cell growth. His research was picked up in the 1970s by German physicist Fritz-Albert Popp, who applied principles from quantum physics to the study. Discover how Popp used bio-photons, which radiate light from the cells of both plants and animals, as indicators of bodily health and the quality of the food we eat.

You can read the full article on The Sage Age site.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Learning to Interact in New Ways

Where science, psychology, and psi events meet

Technology is changing the way we connect and share ideas by giving us unprecedented ease to communicate with others all over the globe. In recent years, emailing has given way to group micro-blogging. Many people now prefer to use their cell phones to text rather than to talk. For good or ill, the preference for virtual communication is changing the skills we use to interface with one another in profound ways.

Read the full article on The Sage Age site.


Friday, February 13, 2009

Interview on Cosmic Surfing

Join me along with host, Kim Gould on her radio show, Cosmic Surfing. The live show airs February 17th at 6pm CT. You may know Kim as the one behind which is a very informative site to help us “evolve on purpose.” I'm excited about this show because Kim is currently doing a series on connecting with our higher awareness to inform the way we do business. The link for the radio show is and it will be archived there as well. So, if you can't catch it live, you can catch it later.

(Update: the show is now archived at the OnTour page of The Sage Age site.)


Sunday, February 8, 2009

For those willing to build a bridge

Social media sites such as Twitter are great ways to connect with folks. I’ve enjoyed daily chatting with 300 energy workers, PhDs of all sorts, physicists, intuitives, as well as both allopathic and naturopathic practitioners from all over the world.

Recently I lost a follower on Twitter; a biologist. He was unhappy that I said hello to a homeopathic practitioner. As a way to bridge the gap, I explained that I found a homeopathic remedy that treated a head cold far better than any allopathic remedy I had used. He maintained that my lack of symptoms should be attributed to the placebo effect. Replying that I was a skeptic myself and the homeopathic remedy actually worked better was enough to cause him to leave the conversation.

That event really pushed a few thoughts forward for me. First, it solidifies the fact that a bridge between the rational sciences and intuitive wisdom is greatly needed now more than ever.

Second, there are folks on both sides of that bridge who are so entrenched in their current beliefs that they are, as yet, unwilling to uproot and move to a more moderate position where all ways of knowing are considered valuable. Believe it or not, I’ve encountered just as much "I don’t even want to hear it" resistance from the intuitive community as well.

The main war I see between the two sides is squarely focused on the healing arts. Physicists, on the other hand, are a different breed of scientist and seem to be closer to the bridge and willing to listen to all ways of knowing. This is especially true of quantum physicists, who have shown everyone that there is demonstrable evidence of a world unseen that operates by its own rules. Intuitves who are closer to the bridge seem willing to contribute to the dialogue on this level as well.

The third thought this Twitter episode brought to mind was the fact that, until the early 1900s, all U.S. hospitals were homeopathic. Then the AMA was formed. Their by-laws stated that any doctor who associated with homeopathic physicians could not be a member. I doubt that the biologist on Twitter was aware of this by-law but obviously it is still being enforced one hundred years later.

For all those who are willing to be a bridge and risk their personal and professional credentials, thank you. For all those who are willing to step on that bridge and dialogue with one another, thank you. You are helping us all move forward in a new direction, together.

See the links in the sidebar to follow me on Twitter and join in the conversation.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Seeing Sound

Can you see sound? You bet. Check out my new blog post on Voice of the Magazine. See sound create geometrical patterns and discover the secret of how it's done.

If you want to know more about the Harmonics of Sound, visit the Article page on the Sage Age site.