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Norman W. Wilson: Crystals and So Much More

by Norman W Wilson, PhDShelley Smith

Photo by Suzanne V Wilson

For the past several months Suzanne and I have driven over to Arlington and stopped at a unique metaphysical store called A Path to Avalon. The store is on the third floor, Suite D, of the Jim Minifie State Farm Building located at 437 N. Olympic Avenue. There is an elevator and the store is air conditioned.

Shelley Smith, owner, has been involved with crystals and stone for over eight years. She has taken classes to learn about the many wonderful qualities of crystals. She also relies upon several authoritative books as well as the Internet for additional information.

In addition to classes about crystals, Shelley has taken classes in healing, spiritualism, and mediumship. She views herself as being intuitive and considers her strongest gift is that of claircognizance, clear-knowing. She also channels.

Shelley says opening her shop was a co-creative effort from Spirit; that she had been out of the work force for over twenty-five years during which time she raised her children and welcomed her grandchildren. She began to feel a shift in her life and was being guided in many different directions, all of which were very confusing. She says she now realizes all of this was to provide her information she was to impart to others. Spirit gave her a clear message. Even though she had never owned a store, she felt she was guided by her Spirit who continues to provide that guidance, the people, and the products she needs to further the healing mission of her store.

In addition to the beautiful and powerful array of crystals Shelley offers “tools” for many different belief systems: Smudging supplies, candles, animal totems, figurines, crosses, prayer beads, essential oils, and books.

Ginger Kauffman: Yes You Can – Serve Out of Your Own Weakness

by Ginger Kauffman

When you see Carolyn Sibert you can’t help but notice her beautiful smile that engages her entire face. Whether she’s hiking, hitching a ride on her husband George’s Harley, or hanging out with any or all of her eleven grandchildren, Carolyn gives herself to what is before her. She loves life, with all its joys and challenges.

And Carolyn has had more challenges than most folks.

The youngest of nine children, Carolyn was a strong-minded girl — she calls herself strong-willed — and lived in her own world. Sometimes she disobeyed. It wasn’t until she was five years old that her parents discovered the reason: She was profoundly deaf. So was her brother, who was eleven years her senior.

via Three Minutes to Nine: Yes You Can — Serve Out of Your Own Weakness.

Heidi Hiatt: Lincoln’s Long Journey

by Heidi Hiatt

Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, was born February 12th, 1809. He died April 15th, 1865.

He was last seen on September 26th, 1901 before being lowered into his grave.

No, this isn’t a fictionalized account like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (which I thoroughly enjoyed). Lincoln’s coffin was buried, opened, buried, opened, buried, opened. buried/moved/buried, almost stolen, moved/buried… you get the picture. He was not permanently buried until the 20th century, more than 36 years after his death. Even then, his tomb would be remodeled over 30 years after that, with President Hoover presiding over the associated ceremony.

 

via Lincoln’s Long Journey | Truth, Justice, and All-American Allergen-Free Apple Pie.

Norman W. Wilson: Meet Healer Glenda Miles

by Norman W Wilson, PhD

Glenda Miles

Today we are seeing an upsurge in ancient healing modalities. We have Reiki, Seiki Jutsu, Shamanism, and ARCH, an ancient Hawaiian energy healing technique. Recently, I experienced a healing session with Glenda Miles, a certified ARCH Kahuna Practitioner. Afterwards, I had a dozen or so questions to ask Glenda. Here are her answers:

NWW: When did you first become interested in alternative healing systems?

Glenda: In 2004

NWW: What is it that attracts you to the healing profession?

Glenda: I was attracted to the healing profession because of the amazing results that people are able to get from different alternative healing.

NWW: What is your educational background and your training in alternative medicine?

Glenda: After graduating from high school, I attended several trade schools. Most recently I attended the Blue Mountain Feng Shui Institute and ARCH Healing.