A Conversation with Sarah McLean: Musings on Meditation, Love, & the Power of Attention

On Saturday, October 25, I had the opportunity to chat with Sarah McLean about meditation, its importance, and its transformational abilities.  I first met Sarah at a monthly meeting of the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, a local professional writing group in Phoenix, at which Sarah was invited to speak. At the meeting, I learned about Sarah's personal journey and her expertise in meditation. Later, on a weekend trip to Sedona, I stopped for a Sunday afternoon meditation at the McLean Meditation Institute, where Sarah is the founder, and she was facilitating that day.  The thing I like the most about Sarah's approach is her down-to-earth savvy, easily digestible explanations, and the warmth with which she exudes her wisdom. During our conversation, we chatted about meditation techniques, the paradox of shrinking time, the ego and the monkey mind, and more.   You can also learn more about Sarah's work, the McLean Meditation Institute, and the programs and retreats offered by clicking here. Image used in...
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Experience, Experience: Kristina Walsh on Clairvoyance, Color, and Psychic Training

In the last post, I introduced Kristina Walsh, biotechnologist, trance medium and SFN Radio host. In this post we'll learn more about Kristina's amazing life experiences and metaphysical training. Can you describe your first clairvoyant experience? How did you feel and what did you do with the information that was given to you? "I would say the first experiences was waking up from a dream or nightmare, and having a knowing that I was okay, and that it was okay to go back to sleep. I was “talked to” in those moments, that it was okay, and I was given tips to try next time I “woke” up in a dream, something like... I can run away from whatever it was after me, or create another dream within the dream in that moment. Other times, I also would wake up in the middle of the night, and I would know there was a presence in the room, and while I felt scared, I...
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Amusings From Vacationland

It's been a long time since I’ve posted an entry here and I’m glad to post to you today!  It’s my first official vacation day of the 2012 year, which is partly the reason I haven’t been blogging. I’ve been writing for Western Art Collector, writing for Gently Read Literature, working on my second book. I have availability on Soul’s Journey Lightworkers each week and every month I’ve been hosting a guided visualization/meditation group to help integrate these intense energies of 2012. I haven’t forgotten about the Manifestation series of entries, and I haven’t forgotten about you, the readers, I’ve simply been stretched very thin.  I look forward to writing here more often for you (and for me) and connecting—albeit virtually—with those that I don’t get to see in person regularly. That said: I haven't actually gone anywhere! I took the day off to write and muse. I'm in Phoenix and the weather today was absolutely perfect—80s and sunny with a cool breeze.  I couldn't have chosen a better day to...
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A Little Phrase on "The How"

I often receive information first thing upon waking.  Information comes from the dream, from the ether, from the higher self still moving back in to body.  It's lucid and fluid and sometimes, almost, just out of grasp.  Words are quicksilver, and the mind, when slow to follow, loses a race against the never ending inner monologue that picks and chooses what it highlights and when, speeding along toward a finish line stationed at the horizon. This morning I woke from a dream.  The week prior had been long and filled with many dreams of people I knew, and places I had been before, some places beautiful and only existing in dream, and some places to where I'd never like to return.  But what remained was a little phrase, whispering into my ear, when eyes were still closed and the new day had not yet officially begun.  A little phrase that came in, lingered a bit, rolling in like fog and disappearing...
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