Friday, October 21, 2011


“Start calling yourself healed, happy, whole, blessed, and prosperous. Stop talking to God* about how big your mountains are, and start talking to your mountains about how big your God is!” ― Joel Osteen

(*If you're not comfortable with God, feel free to insert Buddha, the Goddess, Nature,or unconditional Love instead)

As a highly sensitive, I've found connecting with the Divine, with the Life that is in everyone and in everything yields a beautiful nourishment, which replenishes and renews me.

Every Sunday, I spend some time in contemplation and I look for inspiration in preparation for the work week ahead. I love and use an Oracle -- often a deck of cards--to assist me to move me into the realm of seeing the possible, and I have about a dozen decks from several sources.

Doreen Virtue offers weekly inspiration from her many sets of Oracle card decks. Here is the one for the current week, with Doreen's interpretation:

Doreen comments, “The Goddess cards show a sweet week ahead of self-care, and the more self-care that you give to yourself, the sweeter the week is. Remember to ask for and allow others to help you!”

Another way to connect with the Divine is to notice what's beautiful in your life.
John Keats: "A thing of beauty is a joy forever."

Arabian stallion Hucks Connection V - Scottsdale Liberty Champion 2010.
The lovely Arabian stallion Connection performs ears up in joyful beauty, grace and masculine machismo in the Liberty class at Scottsdale, Arizona to the song "Macho Man" (originally sung by the Village People).

In a Liberty class, the horse is set free, and is judged on how well he or she moves, how it uses the entire arena, displays its gaits, and how well its movement fits the music (or vice versa). After the music stops, the handler must catch and halter the horse within 90 seconds. Connection heads over to the gate and waits for his handler as soon as the announcer calls "Time." Enjoy this performance - one judge gave it a perfect score!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Zen and Meditation on the End of Suffering

The practice of mindfulness is particularly helpful for the highly sensitive.

Today I begin my day in thankfulness, peace and gratitude. Today I meditate to the sound of the bell and the beautiful words of the beloved Buddhist monk and Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hahn on The End of Suffering:

"May the sound of this bell penetrate deep into the cosmos
Even in the darkest spots living beings are able to hear it clearly
So that all suffering in them ceases, understanding comes to their heart
And they transcend the path of sorrow and death.

The universal dharma door is already open
The sound of the rising tide is heard clearly
The miracle happens
A beautiful child appears in the heart of the lotus flower
One single drop of this compassionate water is enough to bring back the refreshing spring to our mountains and rivers.

Listening to the bell I feel the afflictions in me begin to dissolve
My mind calm, my body relaxed
A smile is born on my lips
Following the sound of the bell, my breath brings me back to the safe island of mindfulness
In the garden of my heart, the flowers of peace bloom beautifully." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh

“We always have a choice,” the Tibetan Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön teaches, “we can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder.” 

Thanks to Denise for this quote:
“A further sign of health is that we don't become undone by fear and trembling, but we take it as a message that it's time to stop struggling and look directly at what's threatening us.”― Pema Chödrön, The Places that Scare You, A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times 

I'd add to that: what we THINK is threatening us.  Most of the time, our scary thoughts are about the future, or something in the present triggers a reminder of our past and we want to prevent a yucky like that from ever happening again.  So as the honored teacher Pema Chödrön suggests above, let's look directly, and let ourselves feel what we feel. As we do, notice what's happening in and around us in the present time, and we'll find that most (95% and higher)  moments are safe. --Ayleyaell


Video made by Adèla Stefanov: ‪‬

Meditation and Music from Graceful Passages, written and produced by Michael Stillwater and Gary Malkin, with music by Gary Malkin.

Graceful Passages is a spoken word/music recording and gift book, designed to help open the conversation around mortality for anyone, but particularly for those facing it directly.with messages from 12 of the world's most profound wisdom keepers including Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Thich Nhat Hanh,  Elisabeth Kubler- Ross, and Ram Dass.

From Michael's website: "Graceful Passages, proven effective in reducing anxiety of major transitions, and supporting family members, patients, and health care providers with a spiritual sanctuary around the dying process." 

Jack Canfield, co-creator of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series, says:

"If you are going through challenges, or helping others going through transitions of any kind, I highly recommend Graceful Passages. The music is extraordinary, the spoken wisdom is timeless, and the gift book is exquisite. Let this masterpiece of healing music and inspiring words be an audio sanctuary for your soul and a priceless gift to share with someone you love."

Friday, September 2, 2011

Gandhi's Wisdom

Practicing some of Mahatma (A respectful title which means "Great Soul") Gandhi's philosophy can help the sensitive soul to participate more in today's intense world.

1. Truth
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed."

"Aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”

2. Control.
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

3. Action.
“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”

4. Change
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.”

5. The present moment.
“I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present.
God has given me no control over the moment following.”

6. Everyone is human.
“I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.”

“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”

7. Persist.
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

8. Goodness.
“I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.”

“I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.”

9. Forgiveness.
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."

“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”

10. Development.
“Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.”

And now, I invite you to arrange yourself comfortably,  open your senses, breathe and take in the marvelous "Gandhi Rap," by MC Yogi.  Enjoy!

Thanks to Claudia Kinnaman, whose email inspired this post!

Gandhi oil portrait - many sources, looking for origin

Gandhi with 2 women at PeaceWalk/ Picture source:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What is Chi?

In answer to a Facebook friend's question, What is Chi? I wrote the following:

Above: Calligraphy of word: Chi
The word Chi is Chinese, and the modernized spelling is Qi. Both are pronounced "chee." (I've noticed that people seeing the word Qi for the first time pronounce it Kwee ...or Key.  "Key" is actually how the Japanese pronounce their word for Chi, but you'll see it spelled Ki). 

Chi translates as "vital life force." The calligraphy (at left) is made up of the words steam (or vapor) and rice, and implies nourishment.  

Chi is carried in the air, suffuses the tissues and travels through the acupuncture meridians. Chi is perceivable and measurable, Western science has studied it as a naturally occurring far infrared field. 

I would describe Chi as a naturally occurring biofield produced by all life and living. The term biofield was coined by Richard Pavek, who developed SHEN Physio-Emotional Therapy® and who wrote the following 3 articles. The last article is a subsection of a study on  Alternative Medical Systems and Practices in the United States commissioned by the National Institute of Health:
Brief History of the Biofield
Measurement of the Biofield
Biofield Therapeutics

From The Empire Strikes Back copyright Lucasfilms
Chi has much in common with "The Force" of George Lucas' Star Wars, or rather, I suspect "The Force" probably has its origins in research about Chi.  Lucas said the concept was universal: "Similar phrases have been used extensively by many different people for the last 13,000 years to describe the 'life force.'   From Obi-wan Kenobi: "It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together." and from Yoda, "Luminous beings are we, not this (apparent) crude matter."  

Chi is noted and described in many cultures, and is called yesod in kabbalistic tradition, pneuma to the Greeks and in Christian studies, baraka to the Sufis and prana in India.

SHEN Therapy uses Chi energy to relax and release emotional and physical pain and
provide hands-on help for recovery from grief, pain, injury, abuse, and trauma. Physically, the SHEN protocols use Chi to relax tissue, (and thus contractions of tension held deeply in the body) normalize blood flow, reduce stress, and restore well being:

I often use a patented "Chi Machine,"Japanese designed and German engineered, with clients in my practice and for my own personal health care.

As to what an article on Chi is doing in a blog devoted to experiences for the highly sensitive, strong chi is able to reach deeply into the physical body, through casts, through bandaged wounds, through pain, and precipitate healing.  Highly sensitives, as well as muggles describe the sensations of Chi healing as a gentle warmth, a tingling, and more rarely,  comfortably cool, like "a soft silver."

I found the following fascinating 5 minute video on youtube which describes the strokes and the meaning of the calligraphy for Chi above. You may wish to turn down or turn off the African beat auto-tuned soundtrack.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Angels come in All Sizes and Different Flavors

Sometimes the Angels send us an angel like Jackie Evancho who opens her mouth and heaven pours out.  Other times they send us a powerhouse who reminds us that strength and sensitivity can come in all sizes...

I especially enjoy media platforms like America's Got Talent when they showcase performances and people that enchant, uplift and inspire.

Anna Graceman is an amazing eleven year old.   I'm reminded of Menolly, heroine of Anne McCaffrey's young adult novel*Dragonsong, though we first meet Menolly when she is 15, and both Anna's parents are clearly supportive and nurturing, the opposite of Menolly's dismissive parents. Both girls, the live one and the fictional one, shine with musicality and have a talent for writing and composing that can't be denied.

Eleven years of age has become a magical milestone; world wide, those turning eleven wait and hope for an owl bringing them a letter inviting them to Hogwarts.  Anna is creating her own path to renown.

Enjoy Anna!

An original song by Anna: "Lexi's Lullaby"

*Dragonsong was one of the books cited when McCaffrey's "lifetime contribution in writing for teens" made her the 1999 recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award --- Wikipedia

Sunday, June 26, 2011

MUSICAL RAPTURE...A Gift of Healing Music

I received an e-mail from Patricia Cota-Robles about an extraordinary newly composed musical piece that was being gifted to the world.  I am honored to share it with you.  Here is an excerpt of the music, and following, part of the e-mail with how this music came to be. The link to download the CD –free– is also included. 



A Healing Gift for Humanity

June 21, 2011, Solstice

Precious Hearts, I would like to share with you information about a sacred and wondrous musical gift that is being given to Humanity. The Divine Intent of this gift is to assist each of us through the physical challenges we are experiencing as we move through this auspicious time. Please read these words with an open heart and an open mind. We have been longing for the time when Heaven and Earth would come together to assist us in our endeavors to transform ourselves and this planet. This is that moment.

I would like to share a little background about this musical gift. 2011 began with an incredible influx of Light. On December 21, 2010, we experienced the Solstice and a very powerful Full Moon Lunar Eclipse. The synchronicity of these two events occurring at the same time had happened only one other time in the past 2,000 years.  

That Lunar Eclipse took place within two degrees of the Galactic Center which opened a mighty portal of Light from the Core of Creation into the Center of the Earth. The Light of God that poured through that portal initiated incomparable pivotal changes for all Life evolving on this planet.

Once the portal was opened, the Light of God built in momentum until the New Moon Solar Eclipse which took place on January 4, 2011. During that monumental influx of Light, Lightworkers around the world joined hearts with the Company of Heaven and cocreated a NEW Planetary CAUSE of Divine Love. The powerful Light that bathed the planet during that two week period catapulted every atomic and subatomic particle and wave of Life on Earth further up the Spiral of Evolution. This paved the way for a God Victorious 2011 which is a year that the Beings of Light have heralded as “The Transfiguring Year of Rebirth and Renewal.”

On Christmas Day, in the midst of that incredibly powerful influx of Light, our beloved son Joao got sick. On December 29, 2010, he passed away from complications with pneumonia. Joao was 42 years old. He left behind his wife and three beautiful sons. Since his transition, Joao has shared with his Father and me that his time on Earth was complete. He said that he was able to move directly into the Light and that he is now working with Archangel Michael and the Legions of Healing. He said that he will be able to “Gift” Humanity in our service to the Light in ways that he could not accomplish from the physical plane.

When Frederic Delarue, a wonderful French musician, received my e-mail announcing our son's transition into the Light, he said he felt very connect to Joao's soul. Frederic said that he knew Joao was trying to connect to with him and that he needed to be at Joao's Celebration of Life ceremony, which took place on January 8, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona.

Once Frederic made the heart commitment to attend the service in Tucson, Joao began communicating with him. Joao asked Frederic if he would accept the responsibility of receiving a musical transmission that would be a legacy for his family.

Frederic agreed to Joao's request without knowing any of the specifics about the music. After Frederic returned from Joao's Celebration of Life ceremony, Joao began to reveal to Frederic just what this music would be, a Healing Gift for Humanity.

When Frederic Delarue was 12 years old he had a near death experience after which he realized he was given an amazing gift of music. When Frederic was 13 years old the Angelic Music of the Spheres began flowing through his hands as he played people’s soul songs. He just quieted himself, moved his own consciousness aside, and the music of the person’s soul flowed through his hands.

For the next few months after Joao's transition, Frederic said that Joao would come to him and tell him some things about the music and how it was to be distributed. Then, just before Easter, Frederic awoke with a powerful heart prompting to go to France immediately, so he made arrangements and flew to France. During the month of May while he was in France, he went to Rennes-le-Chateau on several occasions. Rennes-le-Chateau is a sacred focus of Mary Magdalene, who is at this time working with Mother Mary and all of the Feminine Aspects of our Father-Mother God to bring to the consciousness of the world the return of the Divine Feminine, our Mother God, or as we have often referred to this Aspect of Deity, the Holy Spirit. Frederic said that when he sat in the church and contemplated the Presence of Mary Magdalene, he had a miraculous experience that transformed his life. He returned home a different person. He knew that his experience with Mary Magdalene was a necess ary factor in preparing him to receive Joao’s gift of healing music for Humanity.

During the month of May, while this initiation was occurring for Frederic in France, Mother Mary was assisting every one of us in a miraculous way. Over 40 years ago Mother Mary told us that prior to Humanity’s embodiment this time she had made a covenant with every man, woman, and child on Earth. She said that in the not too distant future, when Humanity was open and receptive to the influx of Divine Love from our Mother God, the Holy Spirit, she would draw us into her Temple of the Immaculate Heart and assist our I AM Presence to expand the Threefold Flame in our heart to its original size. She said that this would greatly enhance our ability to receive and assimilate the frequencies of Divine Love from our Mother God and the 5th-Dimensional Realms of God's Infinite Perfection.

The Threefold Flame in our heart originally enveloped our physical, etheric, mental, and emotional bodies. It was the perfect balance of our Father God’s Blue Flame of Power, our Mother God’s Pink Flame of Divine Love, and the Son and Daughter of God’s Yellow-gold Flame of Wisdom. It was the true reflection of the Holy Trinity. When we fell from Grace we closed our hearts so we would not feel so much pain. This blocked the portal through which our Mother God’s Love entered the world. This caused our Threefold Flame to become imbalanced, which caused us to lose the awareness of our Mother God. Our Threefold Flame eventually shrunk to what we now refer to as the “spark of Divinity” in our hearts. Well, now that we have cocreated a NEW Planetary CAUSE of Divine Love everything has changed!

This May as we each slept at night, our I AM Presence escorted us into Beloved Mother Mary’s Temple of the Immaculate Heart in the Inner Planes. Within her focus of Light, Mother Mary helped our I AM Presence to expand the Threefold Flame in our heart to its original intensity. This is the fulfillment of the covenant Mother Mary made with each one of us prior to this embodiment.

On June 10th, Frederic sent me an e-mail and said that he wanted to talk to me about Joao’s music. I did not know anything about Frederic’s trip to France and he did not know anything about the gift that Mother Mary was giving to Humanity during the month of May. We talked about those things and he said that since he returned from France, Joao would not leave him alone about the music. He said Joao seemed to feel that there was now an urgency to make this music available to the world. Frederic asked me to ask Joao about the music to be sure that the message he was receiving was correct.

That night I asked Joao about the music and Frederic’s information. Joao said that all was in readiness, and that it was time for this music to be made available to the world. He said for me to let Frederic know that Sunday, June 12th was Pentecost, the day that is celebrated as the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, the Divine Mother, and that there would be a greatly amplified influx of our Mother God’s Divine Love on that day. Joao gave me a quote to include with the music that he would play through Frederic’s hands. This is the title of the music followed by Joao's quote:

A Healing Gift for Humanity

Celestial Music from Joao Cota-Robles
through Frederic Delarue

“The frequency of this Celestial Music communicates with the Divine Intelligence of the body at a cellular level raising the consciousness of each cell. As the music soothes and comforts the cells, the body’s natural ability to heal itself is enhanced.

“This sacred music is compatible and works in harmony with every healing modality or medical treatment a person may choose to experience. The music resonates with an additional blessing for everyone who is dealing with any form of cancer.

This music is a gift from On High and it is never to be bought or sold. Please share this information with everyone you feel would benefit from this sacred gift of Celestial Music.”   
Joao Cota-Robles

The next morning Frederic e-mailed me and said, “This is the day.” It was Pentecost. Frederic said that early that morning Dr. Florence Phillips, who was the only Minister to allow him to do his work with the Angelic Music of the Spheres without conditions, passed away from cancer after being in a deep coma.

Right after I received the e-mail from Frederic Joao's Dad called me into the kitchen to see a magnificent White Dove that had flown into our garden. We have lived in our home for 45 years and we have never seen a White Dove in our garden.

Frederic prepared his equipment and turned everything on so that he would be ready. When the time was right, Mary Magdalene expanded her luminous Presence and held Frederic and Joao in the embrace of her radiant Light as Joao played his healing music through Frederic’s hands.

Joao said this music is encoded with frequencies of healing that Humanity has not been able to reach until now. This is being made possible because of the expansion of Humanity’s Threefold Flame, the return of our Mother God, and her monumental influx of Transfiguring Divine Love. He said for Frederic and me to make the highest possible resolution of the music available to Humanity. Otherwise, some of the new healing tones might be missed.

Joao said the Company of Heaven is going to help anyone who wants the music to have access to it through his or her own computer or through the computer of someone they know. He said all is in Divine Order; all Frederic and I need to do is make the music available through the highest possible resolution for anyone who wants to experience it.

The complete CD of “Musical Rapture” is 62 minutes long. You may download this sacred music for FREE from my website:  

The FREE mp3 download is also available on Frederic Delarue's website:

To protect the integrity of this Celestial Music, it has been copyrighted in Frederic Delarue's name and all rights are reserved. The music is never to be bought or sold.

It is not by chance that this Gift of Healing Music is being given to Humanity at this time.

Remember, we are in the midst of one of the most powerful influxes of Light we have ever experienced. This summer the Company of Heaven is standing in readiness awaiting the invitation to intervene in our lives. Powerful celestial alignments are occurring that will help us release and let go of the behavior patterns that have kept us stuck in our dysfunctional human miscreations. This is an incredibly powerful and sacred time. This month we will experience three eclipses and the June Solstice, all of which will provide unique opportunities for Humanity to add to the Light of the world as we pave the way for the unprecedented influx of Divine Love that will be secured in the physical plane through every person's Heart Flame, in August 13-18, 2011. For details about this event you can go to my website and click on the box that says 25th Annual World Congress on Illumination.

Each of these alignments will build on the previous influx of Light which will catapult the Earth and ALL her Life further up the Spiral of Evolution. This will move us a quantum leap toward our ultimate goal of Ascension into the 5th-Dimensional frequencies of Divine Love and Unity Consciousness.

June 1, 2011 - New Moon Solar Eclipse
June 15, 2011 - Full Moon Lunar Eclipse
June 21, 2011 - Solstice
July 1, 2011 - New Moon Solar Eclipse

August 13-18, 2011 - Securing Humanity's newly created Planetary CAUSE of Divine Love in the physical plane of Earth through every person's newly expanded Heart Flame.

Patricia Diane Cota-Robles
New Age Study of Humanity's Purpose
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New Age Study of Humanity's Purpose
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Viewing Kittens is good for the Heart and Soul!

My birthday was yesterday, June 20, mid-summer's eve. I thought you'd enjoy seeing a birthday present I gave myself.  This little cutie picked her own name! I was cuddling her, and just spontaneously asked her, "Which name would you like? Tap my nose if you want to be Luna Lovegood." (for her wacky markings, gentle ways of interaction and smarts). Nothing. "How 'bout Bindi?" (for her orange forehead bindi mark)" Bingo! Soft tap on my nose with her claws in!  (I said she was smart!) So Bindi it is. She's chasing a little ball around inside the bathtub as I type.  Silver Bodhi was at first appalled, now he's fascinated by her exuberance!

Bindi at 6 weeks

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Seeds of Love

A love song for you all, as spring moves towards summer and Midsummer's Eve (June 20, my birthday). Sung by the glorious Loreena McKennitt, "Seeds of Love" is an ode to the willow tree, whose essence dissolves resentment and bitterness, and whose bark contains salicin, which naturally eases pain (aspirin is created from acetyl salicylic acid, a synthentic derivative).

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Owl and the Pussycat

What a lovely video! A nursery rhyme comes to life!  Black Cat Fum (Smoke) and Barn Owl Gebra (Frost) of Tarragona, Spain are good friends and play together! I didn't mind the music, but you might, so be prepared to turn the sound low or off on the video.

I first saw the video above on Cute Overload, which said Check out these real life BFFs, leaping and soaring straight out of the classic nursery rhyme. Now all we need is a pea-green boat, a small guitar, honey, money, mince, quince, and a runcible spoon, whatever the heck that is!

Fum and Gebra have inspired a manifesto on Tumblr,  a Facebook page, and a Twitter page, all focusing on friendly relations with animals.