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Wind & Wings 1
Friday, May 10, 1996
© Copyright 1996 by NewHeavenNewEarth

"ANOTHER thought-provoking exploration
of the extraordinary times in which we live."





Gillian Holloway

Bob Manrodt


Dottie Titus


Linda O'Keefe & Lance Botthof


David Sunfellow

Elsa Joy Bailey




There was once a wise sage who wandered the countryside. One day, as he passed near a village, he was approached by a woman who saw he was a sage, and told him of a sick child nearby. She beseeched him to help this child. The sage came to the village, and a crowd gathered around him, for such a man was a rare sight. One woman brought the sick child to him, and he said a prayer over her.

"Do you really think your prayer will help her, when medicine has failed?" yelled a man from the crowd.

"You know nothing of such things! You are a stupid fool!" said the sage to the man.

The man became very angry with these words and his face grew hot and red. He was about to say something, or perhaps strike out, when the sage walked over to him and said:

"If one word has such power as to make you so angry and hot, may not another have the power to heal?"

And thus, the sage healed two people that day.

--- Author Unknown


By Gillian Holloway (gholloway@lifetreks.com)

While all dreams are meaningful and potentially healing experiences, I believe it is important to discuss, study and learn from those dreams that do not fit well into any category, and which as a result are less likely to be studied.

In past year I have noted an unusual and exciting type of dream being reported more often. The predominating feature of these dreams is an encounter with brilliant light that seems to contain or transmit some kind of energetic charge. Some experience this light as part of the dream story, while others simply experience the light and the charge from it. In past years I would estimate one person in a thousand reported such a dream. More recently this number has increased to one in one hundred. I am fascinated by these dreams and find their dramatic increase rather compelling. Whether the increase stems from greater recall, more honest reporting, or increased incidents is still unclear.

Here are a few examples:

One woman said she sees a ball of colored light come into her room, float above her and then fly into her forehead where it shatters into a cascade of light filaments that soak into her and then disappear. This is vaguely pleasant, but no other sensation accompanies the event. When this occurs, however, it will repeat up to 20 times in one night. Another woman dreams repeatedly of being offered a drink from a glowing cup. When she drinks she realizes she is taking in not liquid, but light, and her entire body becomes suffused with light. One man reported he was flying in his dream when he looked at himself and realized he was made of light. Perhaps the most provocative story was a man in a Montana prison who was suddenly suffused with light while dreaming a religious dream. Nearby inmates yelled and called for the guards when his cell became so brilliantly illuminated they thought he had ignited a bomb or started a fire. The man was taken in for questioning, and although no one believed his story of a dream, his cell was clean of anything which could have ignited a fire, and his "case" remains a mystery.

I have had three dreams of light in my lifetime, and in all three cases I was suffused with light and noticed that my body was holding a charge of some kind through its exposure to the light.

While many religious teachings associate light with religious encounters, psychological symbology associates light with understanding and insight. Some theorists believe the human race is evolving and that actual alterations to the brain and nervous system may cause the experience of seeing light during sleep (when some neuronal repair may be done.) On the other end of the spectrum, some believe helpful aliens are "amping up" our vibratory rate during sleep so that we will be better able to handle earth changes, photon bands, and escalating or quickening time. While any of these explanations may contain elements of truth, all seem to offer rather incomplete glimpses of an arresting and apparently increasing phenomenon. I am currently collecting dreams of light and observing their commonalities, as well as recording the impressions and meaning the dreamers have of them. If you have a dream of light to contribute to this research, I encourage you to send me a copy (my email address appears below). Your privacy and anonymity will be respected. If you have a theory regarding the causes or meaning of these dreams I would value your opinion as well. Whatever I discover or postulate will be shared in future NHNE columns.

Thank you.


Gillian Holloway, Ph.D., is a Dream Analyst with a marvelous site on the World Wide Web dedicated to dreams and dreamwork. Called, "LIFETREKS: DREAM INTERPRETATION SERVICES & RESOURCES," Gillian's site is full of valuable information, insights and resources concerning dreams. Along with creating and maintaining a web site, Gillian is also a dream author, lecturer and counselor. If you have any interesting dreams you would like to share, Gillian's site also has a section dedicated to the "Dream of the Month."

eMail: gholloway@lifetreks.com
WWW: http://www.lifetreks.com/~dreams



By Bob Manrodt (bobby@ptd.net)

The Sacred Transformations web page is an ongoing process that comes out of my intuition and perceptions of integrity. In a way, this page is a manifestation of my spiritual emergence vision that happened almost 27 years ago. In my vision I was deep in the Earth, connected in a wired-up way with aware beings around the planet. Today, the Sacred Transformations web page has transformational stories from beautiful, aware people located in the United States and a few other countries around the world like New Zealand and Scandinavia.

The unfolding of my vision continues. A great deal remains in process. There is much to explore, much to integrate. As my own work with Sacred Transformations continues, people around the world are creating web pages and sites with their own creative expressions, visions and information to share. We are linking up. There is a timing to all of this, like in the intricate movements of an elaborate dance in which we all dance our part.

Transformation comes in many forms. Experiences may be gentle, violent, enticing, scary and everything in between. Transformational experiences are, after all, unique for each of us. The idea of transformation, or spirituality for that matter, seems to be barely understood in our society. Yet we see manifestations of these all around us. Our gardens are transformed from dirt and remnants of dead plants into flourishing wonders of color and growth. How is it that a child is transformed into an adult? Those of us who have spiritual experiences know they have experienced something.

What is spirit? What is transformation? Does transformation occur in the lives of humans? The definitions elude us. There are no easy answers. Some would deny that spiritual or transformative experiences even exist. The experiences we present on the Sacred Transformations bring us closer to understanding the meaning of spirit and transformation. What better way than through the words of the experiencers themselves to demonstrate the sacred meaning and effect of transformational experiences?

A worthy theme that ties the wide range of transformational, spiritual experiences together comes through the work of Rhea White. Rhea is the director of the Exceptional Human Experience Network. Exceptional Human Experiences (EHEs) are spontaneous anomalous experiences of the psychic, mystical, encounter, and death-related type. They may be transcendent or mystical, and often have the potential to be transformational, depending on how the experiencer relates to her/his own experience or what he/she does with it.

What is particularly exciting about Exceptional Human Experiences is that they seem to be present for everyone of us. EHE's need not be dramatic. They may be subtle, like a dream or intuition. The importance of these experiences lies in what we do with them. Our own personal experiences have power; they reveal their meaning through our work with them.


Bob Manrodt is the creator of SACRED TRANSFORMATIONS, a unique web site that tracks, shares and explores the growing number of spiritual awakenings that are presently taking place all over the planet. When not working on his site or corrosponding with people who are wrestling with issues dealing with spiritual awakenings, Bob hosts a number of workshops and meetings on the spiritual emergency theme.

eMail: bobby@ptd.net
WWW: http://www.well.com/www/bobby/



By Dottie Titus (DottieT@aol.com)

The Pathwork is a spiritual path that began forty years ago. The teachings consist of 258 Pathwork lectures as well as many question-and-answer sessions.

Possibly the most important tenet of the Pathwork is self-responsibility, accepting responsibility for one's life, one's choices. It begins with a willingness to look at oneself truthfully to see both our divine center and the negativity that keeps us from reaching our full potential. As we take our blinders off and examine our current state, we begin to develop another aspect from which to see ourselves. Called the objective observer, this aspect helps us find the courage to go deeper within regardless of what we find. For if I can view a negative aspect of myself dispassionately, then clearly that negative aspect is not all there is of me; there is a larger self that is seeing that aspect. As I step into this larger aspect, I am attaining a wider view from which I can more clearly see the truth of who I am.

Much of the work of Pathwork is about transforming the negative aspects we find in ourselves. Every negative trait has at its root a divine quality: Judgmentalness is a distortion of discernment, the ability to distinguish and differentiate. Stubbornness is a distortion of the ability to stand one's ground. Defiance is a distortion of self-assertion. Rigidity is a distortion of being firm. Lack of faith is a distortion of self-reliance. Fear is a distortion of healthy caution. Rebelliousness is a distortion of courage, independence.

The process of healing the negative consists of first identifying honestly the negativities within, then allowing ourselves to fully feel the feelings behind them. Any feeling we avoid gains power over us until we allow it to be felt. Old wounds fester within because we buried feelings we dared not feel at the time, afraid they would overwhelm us. From childhood, when we were emotionally immature, we carried forth the belief that strong feelings could not be tolerated. Healing comes through feeling whatever needs to be felt and learning that it is no longer unbearable. As we experience our feelings fully, we find a new strength within. In Pathwork Lecture #190, "The Importance of Experiencing All Feelings, Including Fear," the Pathwork Guide says:

• Through the gateway of feeling your weakness lies your strength;

• Through the gateway of feeling your pain lies your pleasure and joy;

• Through the gateway of feeling your fear lies your security and safety;

• Through the gateway of feeling your loneliness lies your capacity to
have fulfillment, love and companionship;

• Through the gateway of feeling your hate lies your capacity to love;

• Through the gateway of feeling your hopelessness lies true and
justified hope;

• Through the gateway of accepting the lacks of your childhood lies your
fulfillment now.

In giving ourselves permission to feel all of our feelings, we free ourselves from the tyranny of our defenses and open ourselves to our hear's desires.That is true healing.


Dottie Titus is a Pathwork Counselor In Training with the Sevenoaks Pathwork Center in Virginia. Dottie has completed the five-year Pathwork Transformation Program at Sevenoaks as well as two years training as a Pathwork Counselor. She is currently enrolled in a two-year Pathwork Helper Training program at Sevenoaks and facilitates the NHNE Pathwork Circle Mailing List. If you would like to join the NHNE Pathwork Circle Mailing List, which has been created to discuss and apply the material contained in the Pathwork Lectures, send a letter to "nhne@nhne.com" and write "pathworkcircle" in the SUBJECT field of your letter.

If you would like to find out more about Eva Pierrakos and the Pathwork lectures, an NHNE Special Report on the subject is available in the database section of the NHNE web site: http://www.sedona.net/nen/nhne/pathwork.html The Pathwork New York Region also has a web site at: http://www.pathwork.org

eMail: DottieT@aol.com



By Linda O'Keefe & Lance Botthof

As relationship counselors in a time of major global transition, we are often asked to respond to questions like: "What makes a good relationship?" "How do I find my soulmate?" "Why do I long for relationship, then feel empty even when I'm in one?" "What is the point of relationships with others when they seem to be so much trouble?" Confusion seems to reign for us all during these times of change. Part of the confusion may come from not acknowledging that our relationships have also come through, and continue to be in, major transition.

From the dawn of civilized man, relationships were necessary to provide for basic elements of our survival. Our tribal beginnings required men to hunt and kill game for food and for women to nurture the family system. All were given support by the entire tribal community. These roles can clearly be seen in action throughout the Industrial Revolution, where the corporation became the field of hunt and women were still in charge of the family and household. With the onset of the Information Age in the 1970's, the traditional roles and a sense of community have become more obsolete. Suddenly, we are creatively challenged as individuals to identify what we need in our relationships to best support our growth. What do we need to be the happiest, most productive and fulfilled, now that we no longer need each other so much for physical survival?

As two individuals in this process, we'd like to share some of what we've learned. Both of us have spent a great deal of time cutting our teeth on what we didn't want and feeling the emptiness of life without a fulfilling partnership. As we sharpened the focus on our individual personal growth, we were unwittingly being prepared for the relationship we had always sought. The recipe for this relationship seemed to be in divine preparation before we ever met. The following are the ingredients in that recipe, which we are still in the process of refining:

-- Honesty
-- Acceptance
-- Freedom
-- Support
-- Partnership/Team work
-- Empowerment
-- Companionship
-- Inspiration

These qualities seem like obvious desires, so why are they so hard to find or cultivate in our relationships? We found that the direction in which we had been looking was as misguided as the faces we were looking for. The key was shifting our focus.

It's been said that the definition of intimacy is, "me being me and letting you see me." The same can be said for our perception of "self." All of us like to look at what beautiful spiritual beings we are, and indeed we are -- it's much harder to let our relationships teach us about our wounded humanness. In fact, our position is that this is now the true "purpose" of relationships -- to provide a mirror that will reflect a view of all parts of ourselves. If we can use our relationships as a way to see and clear the woundedness, then they will be transformed into a vehicle for greater expression of our divinity.

So how do we get there? It's one thing to see our relationships as tools to learn more about ourselves. It's quite another to really allow those parts of ourselves, that we've hidden for a lifetime, to come out and have a say. It can also be tricky.

Our theme for this column is to explore, in greater depth, the creation of healthier relationship with self -- and hence with others. In future installments, we will present some powerful tools that can help make the most of the personal growth within your relationships. We want this column to be interactive, so we invite you to send us any comments, suggestions, reactions, questions or the "ingredients" on your list. We look forward to your input and hope this column will be helpful to you.


Linda and Lance together have nearly 20 years of personal recovery and counseling experience. Their marriage partnership is founded in a deep commitment to continued personal growth. They seek to share their inspiration with others interested in discovering the power of relationships. Their site on the World Wide Web is dedicated to empowering others towards this end. Included therein, is information on a "Relationship Help Line," designed to help callers with relationship concerns and "Life Shift," a two to four day personal & spiritual growth intensive held in Sedona, Arizona. Linda and Lance can be reached at the following:

Options For Growth
2675 W Hwy 89A, Suite 1153
Sedona, Arizona 86336
(520) 204-9441

eMail: Options@sedona.net
WWW: http://www.sedona.net/nen/options



By David Sunfellow (nhne@nhne.com)

Imagine you woke up one morning and were completely aware of everything going on inside of you. You were aware of every thought and feeling--both conscious and unconscious--and could also see, with startling clarity, exactly how your thoughts and feelings were orchestrating events, creating life experiences and drawing specific people and circumstances to you.

After a few minutes of being completely floored by the astonishing process you see at work inside yourself, then you are floored by another realization: now that you see what is happening, you have the power to take control of it; by consciously orchestrating your thoughts and feelings, you can manifest whatever kind of experience you want!

Not very many of us wake up in the morning with this kind of penetrating insight into the nature of ourselves and our reality. But a growing number of people are beginning to suspect something very much like this is taking place within all of us--whether we are conscious of it or not. What's more, a significant portion of the human race seems to be on the verge of becoming conscious enough to start using their creative powers to make breakthroughs undreamed of by former generations.

In future columns, our goal will be to discover how, exactly, the forces within us work and how to use them to transform ourselves and our world. In the meantime, I will leave you with a few quotes from the Pathwork Lectures of Eva Pierrakos that describe the process we will be exploring:

"Man constantly creates, whether he knows it or not. He creates by what he is, by what the sum total of his feelings, his conscious and unconscious opinions and convictions are, by his conceptions, which determine his actions and reactions, by his goals and his attitudes. Every thought is a creation and has its consequences. It brings about a specific result that expresses this thought. Since man consists of many conflicting thoughts, and since his thoughts and beliefs often vary drastically from his emotional conceptions, the result, that is his creation, must be accordingly. The mixed-up, conflicting and confusing lives most people lead testifies to this fact."

"You are living in a highly potent creative substance. You live in it, you move in it, you have your being in it. Everything that consciousness emanates, sends forth, expresses into this substance, must take on form. The word you speak or think, the emotionally charged thought, knowing it and pronouncing it, is the creative act... This is how creation unfolds in its myriad ways."

"It is, therefore, one of the most important aims on this path to make all you think and know, you perceive and conceive, you believe in and want, conscious. Only then can you see the conflicts and the misconceptions. Only then can you begin to create meaningfully a good life..."

(From Pathwork Guide Lecture, 194)


David Sunfellow is the founder of NewHeavenNewEarth and co-founder of NewEarthNet and the New Earth Alliance. He is also the co-founder of a spiritual community that is based in Sedona, Arizona and the busy father of three girls and one boy.

eMail: nhne@nhne.com
WWW: http://www.sedona.net/nen/nhne



By Elsa Joy Bailey (elsajoy@mailto:ccnet.com)

Suppose walking the spiritual path were easy? I mean socks-off, swingin'-on-a-porch, hat-in-the-air easy?

Wouldn't that be a happy landscape, all bright and bursting with flowers? There'd be this one shock of awareness, and foreverafter you'd walk on gilded ground, with pocketfuls of angel glow to soften your steps and dismantle all obstacles. Tough times would fly by like dust mites on a spring breeze.

That would be heaven. So would free money. But it doesn't happen that way. Why? Because there's a tiny virus around here that doesn't want us walking the path: our ego.

We've all got one; if we didn't we would be elsewhere, building high tech cloud formations and broadcasting symphonies on the wind. I'm not doing that yet, and neither are you, which means both of us still have work to do. We're here to wake up: to tilt our sight towards Home and wean ourselves away from the pull of ego.

And that's hard work. It takes time, patience, guts, dedication, and relentless compassion. (And if you've got all of those on hand, please send me a quart STAT.)

A virus extends its life by finding a host cell in which it can sit, feed, live, and duplicate itself endlessly. Our ego virus works much the same way; it invades our thoughts, insisting we are a discrete and finite entity. A lot of us accept that premise a lot of the time.

Don't feel you are at fault, here: in the earthly dimension we're all born with this virus. We're trained from childhood to believe that we are separate little packages -- applauded for it, in fact. That's the ego holding its ground.

It holds it well. The fact is, we spend a long, long time thinking we lovable specks of life born to die -- hopefully, having first garnered a decent amount of toys. That's the bad news. The worse news is that since the notion of separation invades every aspect of this world, its principles are reinforced at every turn.

Until we jump ship. And then, as we begin our walk Home, the ego strikes back. As part of its battle plan, it presents obstacles, all with an eye to distracting us from proceeding Homeward.

Since we cannot fix our gaze egoward and Homeward at the same time, each moment the ego succeeds in pointing us towards chaos, it wins its battle. Conversely, each moment that we spend looking within towards God is a knife in the belly of the ego. Because any instant in which we are one with our Real Self, the ego ceases to exert power. And when we reach a point of living totally from the Self, the ego pales into nothingness.

It's the distance between our first brief encounters with Oneness, and the state of living There that comprises our path. A long path, because our belief in division has deep, strong roots.

The fact is, fighting off the "me" virus is part of the territory. Yes, it's tough work. But you can do it. How do I know that? Because you are something very, very powerful and unique: you are Spirit.

And Spirit has never lost yet.


Elsa Joy Bailey has been "practising the Presence" for 15 years, and during that time has engaged in an intensive study of spiritual writings, both ancient and modern, from disciplines all over the world. Author of a small gift book, "The Uncommon Book of Prayer," Elsa works as an advertising copywriter at Contra Costa Newspapers in Walnut Creek, CA.

eMail: elsajoy@mailto:ccnet.com
WWW: http://members.aol.com/elsajoy




The following story originally appeared in the May, 1996, issue of THE HOUSE OF DAVID'S EC NEWSLETTER.




Here is the leader of the fifth exploratory force reporting to the Commander In Chief:

"They're made out of meat."


"Meat. They're made out of meat."


"There's no doubt about it. We picked several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, probed them all the way through. They're completely meat."

"That's impossible. What about the radio signals? The messages to the stars?"

"They use the radio waves to talk, but the signals don't come from them. The signals come from machines."

"So who made the machines? That's who we want to contact."

"They made the machines. That's what I'm trying to tell you. Meat made the machines."

"That's ridiculous. How can meat make a machine? You're asking me to believe in sentient meat."

"I'm not asking you, I'm telling you. These creatures are the only sentient race in the sector and they're made out of meat."

"Maybe they're like the Orfolei. You know, a carbon-based intelligence that goes through a meat stage."

"Nope. They're born meat and they die meat. We studied them for several of their life spans, which didn't take too long. Do you have any idea the life span of meat?"

"Spare me. Okay, maybe they're only part meat. You know, like the Weddilei. A meat head with an electron plasma brain inside."

"Nope. We thought of that, since they do have meat heads like the Weddilei. But I told you, we probed them. They're meat all the way through."

"No brain?"

"Oh, there is a brain all right. It's just that the brain is made out of meat."

"So... what does the thinking?"

"You're not understanding, are you? The brain does the thinking. The meat."

"Thinking meat! You're asking me to believe in thinking meat!"

"Yes, thinking meat! Conscious meat! Loving meat! Dreaming meat! The meat is the whole deal! Are you getting the picture?"

"Omigod. You're serious then. They're made out of meat."

"Finally. Yes. They are indeed made out of meat. And they've been trying to get in touch with us for almost a hundred of their years."

"So what does the meat have in mind?"

"First it wants to talk to us. Then I imagine it wants to explore the universe, contact other sentients, swap ideas and information. The usual."

"We're supposed to talk to meat?"

"That's the idea. That's the message they're sending out by radio. 'Hello. Anyone out there? Anyone home?' That sort of thing."

"They actually do talk, then. They use words, ideas, concepts?"

"Oh, yes. Except they do it with meat."

"I thought you just told me they used radio."

"They do, but what do you think is on the radio? Meat sounds. You know how when you slap or flap meat it makes a noise? They talk by flapping their meat at each other. They can even sing by squirting air through their meat."

"Omigod. Singing meat. This is altogether too much. So what do you advise?"

"Officially or unofficially?"


"Officially, we are required to contact, welcome, and log in any and all sentient races or multi-beings in the quadrant, without prejudice, fear, or favor. Unofficially, I advise that we erase the records and forget the whole thing."

"I was hoping you would say that."

"It seems harsh, but there is a limit. Do we really want to make contact with meat?"

"I agree one hundred percent. What's there to say? 'Hello, meat. How's it going?' But will this work? How many planets are we dealing with here?"

"Just one. They can travel to other planets in special meat containers, but they can't live on them. And being meat, they only travel through C space. Which limits them to the speed of light and makes the possibility of their ever making contact pretty slim. Infinitesimal, in fact."

"So we just pretend there's no one home in the universe."

"That's it."

"Cruel. But you said it yourself, who wants to meet meat? And the ones who have been aboard our vessels, the ones you have probed? You're sure they won't remember?"

"They'll be considered crackpots if they do. We went into their heads and smoothed out their meat so that we're just a dream to them."

"A dream to meat! How strangely appropriate, that we should be meat's dream."

"And we can mark this sector unoccupied."

"Good. Agreed, officially and unofficially. Case closed. Any others?

"Anyone interesting on that side of the galaxy?"

"Yes, a rather shy but sweet hydrogen core cluster intelligence in a class nine star in G445 zone. Was in contact two galactic rotations ago, wants to be friendly again."

"They always come around."

"And why not? Imagine how unbearably, how unutterably cold the universe would be if one were all alone."

--- Author Unknown



The mission of NewHeavenNewEarth (NHNE) is to answer humankind's oldest, most perplexing questions: Who are we? Where are we from? What is the origin and purpose of life? Instead of relying on ancient or contemporary wisdom, or the knowledge of isolated experts, we are building a global network of seekers from all walks of life, from all parts of the world, lay people and professionals alike, that can pool talents, experience, and resources to unravel life's great mysteries.

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