Marilyn Strong on Toward The Light 14.12!

•10 December, 2008 • 2 Comments

~ Notes from Nightingale ~

Treasures that Last an Eternity ~ When I think of all of the amazing people who’ve entered my life — just this year, let alone since I’ve started producing the Toward The Light Radio Show — I am so in awe and gratitude with all of these gems.  Who needs a diamond ring when you can have something far more valuable … and wide reaching … as these amazing kindred spirits?

Material objects you cannot take with you to the Other Side, but friends and loved ones, you can!  No, I’m not referring to their physical form, but their essence and soul are very present on several dimensions simultaneously, because we are, indeed, interdimensional beings.

At this very moment, you’ve got a beautiful spirit form — sort of like a luminous bubble or orb — that exists simultaneously on other dimensions, true story!  So even though you’ve got a physical form that you’re using to give expression to your light on this plane, you’re existing and operating in other realms at the same time.  Yes, you’re HUGE and didn’t even realise it, did you? <grin>

In fact – and I know I’ve shared this before — during my big NDE in the mid 1970s, I beheld a beautiful being approaching me right after I was told that I had to return to the earth-plane to do further work.  Of course, I was devastated at the mere thought of having to leave the Other Side and the warmth of that unconditional love surrounding me at all times with no sense of fear or want whatsoever — only to be plunged (yes, PLUNGED) into a dark and dreary realm full of fear, duality, destruction and lies.  The beautiful being stood before me, resembling an intricately detailed tapestry of light that formed an orb, and it was pouring so much love and healing sound into me.  I knew that this was a gift being given me … for my obliging to return to the earth plane.  And I cannot tell you how utterly comforting that was to me!

A few years later, I met that beautiful being on the earth plane in his physical form and we recognised each other instantly.  This is possible because we recognise ones essence — which has got nothing to do with ones appearance … on either plane. Thus he has been a very special part of my life ever since, because he is a member of my soul cluster (or group).  In fact, my daughter has also got a very special bond with him as well — again because we’re part of the same soul cluster.  So it is true that it can happen both ways: we meet someone on this plane and recognise him or her in the Afterlife or we can meet someone in the Afterlife first and then recognise him or her immediately upon encountering that individual on the physical plane.

Let me clarify, however, that one does not have to have an NDE in order to have such experiences of meeting special souls on the Other Side.  No, indeed, as one can meet someone through dreams, and also whilst having an out-of-body experience (OBE) or in a trance state during meditation or as you’re drifting off to sleep.  It can also happen that you just simply feel a strong presence in your space, because, on a soul level, we already know one another and it’s just a matter of when and how we connect on the various planes.  I’ll also state that the soul is neither male nor female; however, its essence can be expressed as predominately male or female.  Michael Newton mentions this in his books, Journey of Souls and Destiny of Souls — very interesting.  Also, soul clusters are mentioned by noted authors such as Brian Weiss, MD and James Redfield – just to name a few.

Alas, I don’t want people to be confused by thinking that there’s just one plane of existence on the Other Side or Afterlife; there isn’t!  There are multiple dimensions and souls do traverse to various planes after transitioning — depending on ones level of soul maturity and awareness as well as ones frame of mind at the time of ones transitioning.

In a huge way, it’s no different than moving house and what decisions you make, based on your current frame of mind, needs, desires, goals, aspirations, etc., and what you believe is possible.  It is so much about our consciousness and being centred in love that determines the outcome or destination, as it were.

So when I state that, whilst we cannot take material objects with us to the Other Side — thank goodness! — we can still be connected with those we love at all times.  Alas, it’s easier from the Other Side because our sight and options are not so limited or restricted as they are on the physical plane.  Things become manifest … and happen so much more quickly in the Afterlife than on this dense physical plane, for obvious reasons.

As the Gregorian calendar year draws to a close and people celebrate the holiday centred on the rebirth of the sun and its various expressions, I want to acknowledge all of the precious souls with whom I’ve had the honour of crossing paths and connecting in such a special way.  I may have precious little ‘stuff’ or £$, but that’s just energy that is irrelevant to me anyway — not to mention, temporal.  Whereas, all of you are treasures that will always be with me in one form or another … and I regard myself as supremely wealthy as a result.

My health continues to deteriorate and it’s appearing as it I may not recover, so I need to find a place as soon as possible where I can go where I can have help and no longer be alone.  I need to be able to rest and not push myself so hard to work, work, work, as I seem to be relentless in my drive to serve others and always ‘be there’ for everyone, despite how I feel.  I need to allow myself to rest … and just Be now … and to listen…

Whatever happens to me … and wherever I go, I’ll know full well that I can take my precious treasures with me, because we’re all in one another’s heart, and for this I am eternally grateful!

I don’t want to appear trite here, but I quite mean it when I say ‘I love you’ and all that has been shared together.  When people can start cherishing one another, rather than a heap o’ stuff or £$, then we’ll see this world turn around in a huge way.

From the vantage point of the northern hemisphere, we can welcome the New Light, which gives rise to the opportunity for all of us to share our sacred light.

Light On The Water (LOTW) Meetings ~ This is a reminder that our LOTW meetings are coming up on Saturday, 20 December from 1-3P US ET locally and our ‘virtual’ meeting via teleconference on Saturday, 27 December from 9-11P US ET (see right side panel). Also, feel free to join the LOTW on-line Community where you’ll find a wealth of resources and amity with kindred spirits.

This Week On
~ Sunday, 14 December 2008 ~
Marilyn Strong

Marilyn Strong

Marilyn C. Strong has a B.A. in Religion and Adult Education through Antioch University West and an M.A. in Spirituality and Culture from Matthew Fox’s Institute for Culture and Creation Spirituality.

Marilyn has worked in the areas of educational design and development and in the areas of group facilitation, ritual, music, and celebration. She was on staff at the Chinook Learning Center on Whidbey Island as Director of Education for seven years, facilitating their non-residential, nine-month Core Studies Program and their residential program, Spirit and Culture. Scholars in residence included Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme, Brother David Steindl-Rast, David Spangler, ritualist Elizabeth Cogburn and singer Susan Osborn.

Marilyn then went on to co-create and co-facilitate with Renie Hope, the Gaia Spirit Rising Program, a nine-month long women’s spiritual growth program that ran for eight years. Guest presenters in the program over the years included China Galland, Merlin Stone, Christine Downing, Demetra George, Luisah Teish, Dorothy Fadiman, and Denise Lynn.

She also created and co-facilitated with Jerry Wennstrom the six-month program, Thresholds: Exploring Passageways to the Soul through Dreamwork, Ritual and the Creative Process. Guest presenters in this program included Marion Woodman, Christina Baldwin, David Whyte and John O’Donohue.

Recently, Marilyn toured the country with Jerry, working more in-depth with the material of Jerry’s book and video and co-leading workshops together. She also facilitates group and private ritual, is a Jungian-oriented spiritual counsellor, an ordained minister, and a ceremonialist with a keen interest in depth psychology, dream analysis, Alchemy, and the healing process that comes through making ritual art. Marilyn facilitates weddings and memorial ceremonies, and her work has also taken her into the area of death and dying, supporting friends in the dying process with both voice and ritual. For many years she was an annual guest presenter at the Women of Wisdom Conferences in Seattle.

Marilyn has also released a CD of her chants, songs, and drumming, Songs for Sophia, which is available upon request. Her singing can be heard in the sound track of the film, In the Hands of Alchemy. She brings depth of understanding, chanting and excellent ritual creation to any event.


Betty Kovacs on Toward The Light 7 December!

•4 December, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Smiling Moon

Smile! Somebody loves you and is smiling back at you!

~ Notes from Nightingale ~

Words of Praise ~ I’m sure that I’m correct in assuming that everyone is uplifted when receiving words of praise.  Well, this past week has been one of those where words of praise were coming at me from all directions and for different reasons!  I’m practically floating on air as a result of this … and also from all of the love and prayers sent my way to help me with my ongoing health crisis.

Alas, during the healing meditation that took place in my honour last Sunday, 30.11, I could actually feel myself becoming lighter and lighter as I silently sat and allowed the love to envelope me.  I was even drawn to tears as this was taking place, that’s how deeply the love was impacting me.

I was also noting that, as I’ve toggled between transitioning and holding on to this earthly form, people have reached out to me with such endearing statements as, ‘we need you here’, and ‘you’re doing such wonderful work and helping so many people’ and ‘you’re the one doing amazing work’ … and so forth.  And you know, even if I were age 107, I’d probably still receive these same pleas!  As one who is dedicated to service to others, being acknowledged and needed is huge, because this lets me know that my efforts and work have not been in vain!

Then, during the week I was dealing with a challenging situation where I worked on a spirit release/clearing for a man in England whose deceased father was incessantly present and greatly disturbing him.  This entity was very tormented and stuck — not a dark or menacing spirit at all — just very lost and plagued with guilt and remorse from past deeds during his lifetime, etc.  With cases like these, one can never tell what the outcome will be, or how effective such a clearing is.  The man had seen me speak here at the ARE Centre in Virginia Beach in September whilst he was visiting from the UK and felt that I was most likely capable of helping with this dire and complex situation.

Well, you can probably imagine how deeply moved I was when I received a phone call from the UK with utter praise and the news that the father had, indeed, moved on — leaving my client free to have proper sleep, which is something he’d not been able to do for months!  Furthermore, this individual wasn’t all that knowledgeable about the Afterlife and what happens to one when one crosses over.  In fact, he even had the belief that the deceased stay in or near the grave itself!  Thus, this was a powerful opportunity to teach this individual about the Afterlife and what happens when one transitions.

As it turns out, I was completely accurate in what I had picked up from the deceased father, what he was conveying to me and the details of his past and even details about other family members who were involved.  I could literally feel the lost soul becoming lighter and free of the gruesome torment that was plaguing him.  And I was able to help him with self-forgiveness, which was key in his being liberated!  I was so elated by the success of this spirit release/clearing and feeling such gratitude indeed.

On top of this I’ve been receiving praise from guests who’ve been on my show with such comments as ‘you’re so easy to talk to’, and ‘you’re most professional and know your topic’, and ‘it’s like having a conversation over tea’ … and this just leaves me in awe and feeling so humbled!  Alas, other radio networks are pursuing me to do shows with them now as well.  It really instils a great feeling inside of me — making me want to do and be the very best that I can.  It’s also telling me that what I’m doing is making a difference and that’s both meaningful and important to me, because, whilst I’m ‘hanging in the balance’, as it were, it’s imperative that I’m fulfilling my calling in the truest sense of the word … for whatever duration I’ve got left on this plane.

There’s so much I could share here — just from the past few days — but I think I’ve given you enough of an idea … and to let you know how deeply grateful I am for all of the love, prayers, praise and friendships that have been birthed as a result.  If it weren’t for all of YOU, I’m certain that I wouldn’t even be sitting here right now.  When we can each take a moment to acknowledge another, please know how very important this is and how deeply it can impact someone.  Just a smile … a nod … a kind word … or other simple gesture will go far and could even make the difference between life and death in certain situations, because you never know when someone will decide to not take one’s life and, instead, hold on because of a kind word or gesture being offered.

It’s the SIMPLE things that make all the difference and what are also noted on the Other Side — not the great feats of accomplishment.

This Week On
~ Sunday, 7 December, 2008 ~
Betty J. Kovacs, Ph.D

Betty KovacsBetty J. Kovacs received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine, in Comparative Literature and Theory of Symbolic Language.  She has studied and taught in Europe and the United States.  She is Professor Emerita, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California, where she taught literature, writing, mythology and symbolic language for over twenty-five years.  She has studied the spiritual traditions of prehistory and indigenous cultures and has worked with shamans from the Amazon and the Andes in Peru.  She has also served many years on the Board of Directors of the Jung Society of Claremont in California.  Dr. Kovacs has been interviewed on radio and local cable TV.  She is author of The Miracle of Death and ‘Journey of the Mothers’ in Earthwalking Sky Dancers.  Recent seminar series include Deeper Orders of Reality: Creating Our Future and The Feminine Dimension of the Divine.

The Miracle of Death

The Miracle of Death

Tim O’Reilly on Toward The Light 30.11!

•30 November, 2008 • Leave a Comment

~ Notes from Nightingale ~

The Freed Bird ~ What an interesting fortnight it has been — replete with all kinds of symbols and messages.  Wednesday, 26 November, was one such day that was loaded with powerful and inspiring messages.

Alas, I’d just risen and was washing up, when I suddenly heard a strange noise coming from somewhere in my flat.  I stepped into the hall and noticed that the sound was coming from inside the tiny utility closet where the water heater is located.  Above the water heater is a large 4” vent pipe and from there I heard a wild flapping sound.  I realised that that had to be a bird and, indeed, it was!  It must have flown in to the attic via the little vents on the side of the house and the likelihood of it getting out was slim.  Still, I decided to leave the closet door open in the event that the bird might spot the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’, uh, vent pipe, and somehow make its way out.  I waited for a good while and, sure enough, I heard more noise.  The bird was flying round the inside of my flat!  YES!!! S/he made it out of the vent pipe!  (See what happens when you follow the light!?)  And I was able to open the back door wide and set the bird free.

This brought such joy to my heart.  I was in total awe.  What were the chances that a trapped bird would break free of a vent pipe in the centre of a dark attic and closet?  I was elated — to say the least — and I felt that it was nothing short of a miracle that the bird did, indeed, find its way to freedom.  I also took this as a powerful message that foretold a pending miracle in my own life.  Perhaps the message in this was even broader to include all of us.

This occurred at a good time, because there’s been much on my mind of late … and I’m sure this is true for most everyone at this point.  Without going into long-winded details, I’ll just say that I’ve been continuing to deal with a very serious health crisis, which has meant that I’ve had to ask some hard questions and face a lot of things squarely and thus to reassess my life and the direction I’ll take from here on out.

I was thoroughly put off by the fact that I couldn’t do my work fully, due to my being violently ill and thrown ‘out of commission’ for a spell.  Fortunately, my daughter was visiting me and she was able to help me whilst in the throes of a spell of painful and violent seizures, but I was grief-stricken that she had to be subjected to my going through this instead of our having a more joyous time together.  Unfortunately, these attacks have increased in frequency and have become more violent and lasting for longer periods of time.  What does this mean?—we were asking, and I now had to face the glaring fact that I could not — and cannot — carry on as I have been…

Alas, I’m one of those people who will keep pushing herself when there’s still work to be done.  Plus the fact that I’m so dedicated to my work and passionate about it — even though most of it is entirely an unpaid labour of love; I’m not keen on having to stop working and leave people hanging whilst I dangle in a delicate balance between two possible destinies…  I’ve got to get a newsletter out; I’ve got to update numerous websites and answer eMails, give consultations and counselling sessions, do some remote healing for clients, return calls, facilitate meetings, produce a radio show … and it goes on and on and on.

Then a couple of days later, I was replying to an eMail when, suddenly, my computer keyboard just stopped working and I couldn’t do anything now!  ‘DRAT!’ I exclaimed.  ‘OK, I get the hint!’  I was clearly being told that I had to REST.  ‘Rest … when I’ve got so much work to do?!  Are you kidding?  I’m alone and there’s no one else available to do all of this work!’  But, alas, there was no kidding around here and I knew it was serious … so I surrendered and finally allowed myself to head to my bed and just stop … and rest.  I allowed my disappointment to melt away and realised that this was all in divine order — that there’s an important reason why I was thrown out-of-commission in order to take the time to look after myself and reflect.

I’ve been asking the hard question: Am I getting ready to transition … or am I being put on notice that a radical shift must take place in my life if I am to remain for a spell longer on this plane?  Thus, I’ve been taking time to look at things from many different angles and to glean clarity about what direction my life path will take.

As dedicated and devoted as I am to my work, I’ve also realised that it’s been way too burdensome for me.  I’m the sole director, secretary, treasurer, booking agent, sponsor, office manager, producer, receptionist and janitor — wearing all of these hats entirely on my own — and it’s too much.  Other people have got booking agents, managers, secretaries, accountants, spouses, partners, assistants and so forth.  I’ve got none of this.  But, alas, this is going to have to change now.  I’m endeavouring to find a place where there’s a community of like-minded individuals I can be with (or near) and no longer continue to journey so all alone for the remainder of time I’ve got left on this plane.  Perhaps, just by doing something as simple as making some adjustments in my life, my health can and will improve and I’ll perhaps have a ‘second wind’ and squeeze just a little bit more good out of this ol’ crone! 🙂

Even though I’ve prayed, cried, pleaded, even written down my goals and wishes for a long time, little of my requests have been granted thus far.  Yet I realise that everything happens at its proper and appointed time and place.  Thus the bird bore a tremendous message to me that perhaps it’s not over yet; perhaps there’s still a chance that I can shine one last time — like the thorn-bird that sings its final and most beautiful song — before I move on to a higher realm!

Where will I go from here?  I do not know, but I am paying attention and listening.  I need to be in a completely different environment and set-up than the one I’m in now … and I’d like to finally leave America.  It is not my home and I feel that my time here is about complete.

What a beautiful message of hope, inspiration and renewal the freed bird provided for me … and I hope for you as well.  Even when we’re in situations that may seem ‘hopeless’ in the moment, we need to remember that love is surrounding us at all times and we need to keep ‘looking up’ and looking forward.  It is a time of tremendous transition and entering into a completely new paradigm.  Pluto just entered Capricorn on 26.11.08 and will remain there for the next 18 years!  This, in itself, speaks of change in ways that we could never have imagined: the old way is dying and the new is coming in … but it means that we’re going to have to completely change the way the think and live, because the old structure — which is based on a lie — is crumbling and dying in order to be replaced with a structure that is centred in love and truth.  Get ready … steady … GO!!! 🙂

This Week On
~ Sunday, 30 November, 2008 ~
Tim O’Reilly

Tim O'Reilly

Tim O’Reilly grew up in the Queens region of New York City, USA. He is the producer, director and writer of the documentary, Round Trip: the Near-Death Experience. Tim studied painting and drawing at the Arts Students League of N.Y.C, then studied Film at the School of Visual Arts in N.Y.C. and graduated with a B.F.A., in film.

Tim had a near-death-like experience (NDLE) when he was ten years old. Although Tim didn’t give his NDLE too much thought, he believes it inspired him to make Round Trip, thirty years later.

Round Trip: the Near-Death Experience, endorsed by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, originally released on VHS in 1996, has been re-released in DVD on July 2008, with English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (SDH) and Spanish and French subtitles.

the Near-Death Experience

Round Trip: the Near-Death Experience

Jan Vandersande on Toward The Light 23.11!

•21 November, 2008 • 2 Comments

~ Notes from Nightingale~

Light On The Water ~ This is a reminder that we’re having both LOTW meetings on the same day, this Saturday, 22 November.  The local one will be from 1-3P US ET at the Victorian Station Tea Room ~ 36 N. Mallory Street (look for the pink Victorian house).  Normally our local meeting takes place on the third Saturday, but due to the tea room being booked for a special event, we moved our meeting to this weekend instead.  Our ‘virtual’ LOTW meeting via teleconference takes place from 9-11P US ET. The telephone number to ring in is 712.775.7100 ~ access code is 512070# ~

Also, there’s the LOTW Community on-line that people can join without charge that’s a wonderful interactive site with already over 50 members!  This is also a great way to keep abreast of things centred on near-death studies and support.

This is a brief newsletter, as there’s much going on presently and it’s been a rough week health-wise for me, so we’ll share a lot more next week…

Meanwhile, Jack Lardis has been so kind to set up a healing meditation for me on 30 November.  Please see below:

Dear Friends —

As you know Reverend Juliet Nightingale now lives in Hampton, Virginia near Virginia Beach, VA Her abdominal region has a life-threatening condition and she suffers from intense maladies.  One of her NDEs resulted from colon cancer and she still deals with severe challenges in this area. Please set side 10-minutes on Sunday, Nov. 30th at our regular 2PM US eastern time to send Juliet your energy, power, and prayer.

Thank you.

Sunday, November 30th
2pm Us eastern time
Hampton, Virginia

See various Time Zones below)

Time Zones:
Australia  Monday, December 1st
– Western 4 AM
– Central 5 AM
– Eastern 6 AM
China 2 AM
India 1 AM
Israel, Sunday, November 30th at 9 PM
Holland – Sunday, November 30th, at 8 PM
Athens – 9PM
UK – 7P
South America:
– Eastern Noon
– Central 1 PM
– Western 2 PM
North America:
– New York – EST  at 2 PM
– Chicago, Dallas – CST at 1 PM
– Helena, Alabama CST at 1 PM
– Mountain Standard Time (MST) at Noon
– California PST at 11 AM

– 7P UK


This Week On
~ Sunday, 23 November 2008 ~
Jan Vandersande

Jan Vandersande
Jan W. Vandersande, Ph.D., author of the book, Life After Death: Some of the Best Evidence, has published more than 80 scientific articles so brings a wealth of technical expertise to bear on the subject. He holds a doctorate in physics and has served professorships at the University of Witwatersand, South Africa, as well as Cornell University. Dr. Vandersande has worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and is currently the communications director for VIASPACE Inc. He spends a lot of his spare time reading about, analysing and writing about psychic phenomena.

Life After Death

Life AFter Death

Sonia Barrett on Toward The Light 16.11!

•14 November, 2008 • Leave a Comment

~ Notes from Nightingale ~

Light On The Water ~ I have truly been excited and inspired by seeing the very special souls who’ve been joining the LOTW Community and the tremendous sharing and love therein.  This is exactly what I had hoped for in my vision of the group … and it’s working.  I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all of those who’ve become members of the LOTW Community and, by all means, anyone who’d like to join is more than welcome, and there is no charge.

Also, due to a very large party being booked at the Victorian Station Tea Room on 15 November, our local LOTW meeting has been moved back to Saturday, 22 November at our usual time 1-3P ET.  In December, our meeting will be held on 20 December.  The LOTW teleconference will also take place on 22 November from 9-11P ET and on 27 December.

What makes me very pleased about our on-line LOTW Community is that our friends back in the UK and other regions throughout the world, such as Australia and the Netherlands, etc., can experience the same support and resources as offered in the live meetings.  The dialogues are powerful and rich with meaning, even though done on a keyboard instead of a telephone or in person.

In a time when our world faces such intense challenges … and everyone seems to be reeling in uncertainty, it is all the more important to connect with others in a positive manner and not lose perspective of what the bigger picture is and also to remain centred in love, rather than in fear.  I realise that this is a challenge in so many ways, but by connecting with other kindred spirits, we can help one another remain calm, focused and centred in love.

There’s going to be NO ‘doom’ here on planet Earth — only change — but change is extremely disruptive at times and it can really throw us off and cause us to think one thing is happening when, in truth, something entirely different is going on.  That’s why I’ve been so emphatic about encouraging people to switch off the telly and not allow yourselves to be distracted and swayed by all of the fear-based hype and disinformation!  Listen, instead, to your intuition and dreams and the messages from your heart centre … or even a special statement made by someone in passing…

Now, more than ever before, we’ve got to diligently work on creating and pursuing our own special visions and dreams, allowing ourselves to Flow in harmony with our soul and not trying to be ‘in control’ and, instead, to remain centred in love at all times.  That’s absolutely critical as we transition into a whole new paradigm in the way we live.

Again, what’s going on all round us is about change, not doom or annihilation.  As frightening and painful as they are, these changes force us to become creative, to be resourceful and to heal, grow and evolve.  Observe how nature responds to change, for example.  It always heals itself and is reborn … and so too will we!

It’s interesting to talk about ‘death’ and observe the human body as it breaks down and dies; yet the individual carries on in another dimension once the body is released and one is totally renewed.  On a larger scale, that is now happening to our world and the current paradigm that we’ve been living in that is no longer working nor is it serving us.  Therefore, it must change; it must break down and die in order for us to evolve into a higher state of being and living.  So the ‘death’ is only of that which no longer works or serves our highest good, but death is always followed by rebirth and that is a glorious thing indeed!

Please take heart as we traverse through these challenging times, as we are all participating in the dawning of a rebirth.  The Earth is in ‘labour’ and is contracting and convulsing … but birth shortly follows and this is the truth we must hold fast to.

Only Love Prevails!


This Week On
~ Sunday, 16 November 2008 ~
Sonia Barrett

Sonia BarrettSonia Barrett, like many, has been a seeker of more expansive knowledge since childhood. Her curiosity and persistence have guided her to a greater understanding of the veils behind which collective consciousness is shrouded.   Sonia was born in Jamaica and at the age of 13, along with her parents, she moved to the United States.  She later attended Roosevelt University in Chicago and majored in voice, pursuing a career in the entertainment industry.  Her curiosities of the journey lead her to further studies of the science of the body and the process by which it is interwoven into the third dimensional matrix — a matrix spiralling out of an infinite number of other matrices. Self empowerment is the foundation of all that she shares. Dependency is not encouraged. Her layman understanding of Quantum Physics widens her ability to intercept the simultaneous nature of timelines.

Sonia Barrett’s work is an embrace of science and spirituality as one in the same. She is the Host of Sovereign Mind Radio programme,, which airs on Inner Light Radio and BBS Radio. She is also the founder and publisher of New Corporate Body Magazine,  and author of The Holographic Canvas, The Fusing of Mind and Matter. She has written many articles exploring time travel, immortality, ascension and the science of past lives. She has been interviewed on a number of radio programmes.  Sonia currently presents workshops or what she has termed ‘Memory Lectures’. The principle of these Memory Lectures is to reawaken the memory of those attending. As noted on the back of her book, “the answers are all tied into the forgotten past and like the single cell of a plant our history is encoded in our cell, DNA and the air we breathe”. Sonia presents concepts and ideas that stimulate thought and revives empowerment. Her objective overall is to present clarity, insight and definition to a word now commonly used: the ‘matrix’. She aims to write and present material which cuts right to the heart of the matter — presenting a realisation that we have lived our lives as programmed beings, from birth to death, at least for many. She boldly questions the concept of death — exploring the original design of the body supported by an elevation in consciousness.   Her information is sought globally.

The Holographic Canvas

Chris Everard on Toward The Light 9 November!

•6 November, 2008 • Leave a Comment

~ Notes from Nightingale ~

Three things have been brought to my attention this past week: relationships, religion and politics — true story!  And whilst Americans were all glued to their televisions during the [s]elections that just took place, I was writing and writing and writing some more.  I was also listening to music, taking walks and trying to be calm and consciously centred in love.  I won’t lie; I’ve been feeling apprehensive about this whole political scene in America — and across the world, really — and also intuitively feeling that ‘something’s up’ … or is about to happen…

Because of this, I’m doing all I can to keep focused on and doing something very positive and uplifting.  I’ve been dwelling on and trying to return to that special space I experienced during my NDEs where I was enveloped in unconditional love and felt no fear or worry whatsoever — knowing that everything is evolving exactly the way it should.  Thus, even when everything seems to be going ‘wrong’ I realise that there’s a divine and perfect plan behind all this … and when I am in this beautiful space of unconditional love and peace, I can more easily align with what is real and true and act from a place of clarity rather than as a result of feeling pressure or angst.

It’s no secret and some already know that I do not believe in or watch television and, in fact, I avoid the mainstream media as much as possible — especially TV, since it is a powerful tool used for mind control — even though my background and work have been centred in both print and broadcast media.  Instead of being a journalist who merely parrots whatever is expected of me … or is ‘accepted’ by the masses, etc., I focus on telling the truth as I know and understand it, even if it isn’t ‘popular’ or the accepted ‘norm’ and so on.

Alas, I’m in David Icke’s camp when it comes to all of this political shenanigans and have shared his views and conclusions way before I ever knew him or about him.  In other words, I’ve known for a very long time that all of this stuff of getting people in political office is rigged; i.e. they’re selected, not elected … and I marvel at how naïve people — even very aware people — seem to be and how they [at least] behave as if they believe that they actually ‘vote’ people into office.  Furthermore, it doesn’t matter if it’s a Democrat, Republican, Conservative Tory or Labour party, they’re all the same and manipulated by the same sinister puppeteer at the top.

But I’m not here to talk about politics.  The point I want to make is that instead of allowing myself to be caught up in the tense political climate surrounding the US at this time, I’m ‘voting for the Light’ and for people waking up and tapping in to their own divine heritage.  That’s where the REAL power is and what I’m counting on for bringing about salvation to our world.  Yes, it’s about YOU and ME!  It’s about owning and claiming our divine power and no longer allowing ourselves to be manipulated and controlled by others, period! 🙂

We are all little balls of light, don’t you know (!), and that brings me to my next point.  I was standing by my door which was open due to it being so warm and breezy outside and a little elderly lady approached me and handed me a leaflet and didn’t bother to announce herself or her purpose; she just greeted me, handed me the paper, and went on her way.  I admit that I did admire her sweet and unassuming manner … and the fact that she didn’t try to hold me up and ‘preach’ at me.  Yet I knew full well who she represented and thus was about to simply toss her leaflet into the rubbish, when a voice said, ‘No, have a look at it’, so I kept it.  When I did read it, I was so blown away, I knew I had to write about it … and this article is the result: Religion ~ The Ultimate Fear Propaganda.  Please read this article, as it addresses … death and the Afterlife!

This is a must-read article and once you do see it, you’ll understand why I’ve been so emphatic and feeling an urgency to write.  This whole thing also made it very clear how much us NDErs are still needed and, by no means is our work anywhere near complete!  We’ve got a LOT of work to do — sharing our truth through example and experience and especially through love…

So now we’ve covered religion and politics!  Next is relationships … but, really, this is about love in it’s truest sense.  The article I’m about to share was written by David Icke and he so kindly gave me permission to place it on my site and to share it with others.  It is one of his newsletters, so I encourage you to subscribe to his thought-provoking newsletter, as they’re so exquisitely written and are a wonderful feast for the soul.

The title says it all: Friendship …Love in it’s True Sense, and I was as excited as a giddy child when I read it because it’s stating the very things I’ve been saying for years and years — especially to my clients.  In a nutshell, what I’ve stated to people is that we cannot have a solid or real relationship without a strong foundation of friendship.  If two people cannot be friends first and foremost, then how on earth can they have a relationship (as in ‘romantic’) if there’s no bond of deep friendship and trust first?  Otherwise, it’s just some shallow chemical attraction that evaporates in no time when there’s no friendship.  In fact, I know of more ‘enemies’ (or people who behave as if they are enemies) who are ‘married’ or in romantic or sexual relationships than anywhere else!  Obviously, something’s very wrong with this picture.

I marvel when someone says, ‘I want to be more than just friends’.  JUST friends?  Huh?  I find such a statement so odd, indeed. It’s as if there’s so little value placed on friendship that it’s rendered meaningless unless, what, sex is thrown in to the equation?  I’d reverse that statement, myself, to: ‘I want to be more than just lovers’.  Alas, even the word ‘lover’ is so off in this context, because it’s NOT about ‘love’ one iota … and that’s what DI points out so well in his article.  Please read his article, as it will shed a whole new light on the true meaning of love … and putting all of this into proper perspective.

OK, class, that’s your homework for the week! <grin> And I hope you love to read as much as I do.  After all, since a number of us write, write, write … we need kind souls like you to read, read, read … so enjoy! 🙂

This Week On
~ Sunday, 9 November 2008 ~
Chris Everard

Chris EverardChris Everard ~ He is Britain’s most successful documentary film-maker. He is the only British director making feature-length documentaries for cinema audiences and the only British director to have late show slots every weekend at cinemas in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Rome simultaneously. His is called the ‘Enfant Terrible!’ (which means the terrible child) of British Cinema by Paris Match magazine.

In 2007, he made no less than 4 x two-hour feature-length documentaries, which were all subsequently released on DVD, each with two-hour bonus discs. That means in 2007 he almost single-handedly matched the entire cinema output of the combined British Film Industry. Since 2004, he has made no less than seven feature-length documentaries which have all been on independent cinema release and then sold to DVD worldwide.

He has just started a 12-acre film production facility here in the South of France. ENIGMA MOTION PICTURES is the most profitable and biggest independent documentary film production organisation in the world, outselling all major studios. It is the biggest independent film production facility to be established in Europe since the era of Ealing Studios. ENIGMA MOTION PICTURES has it’s own on-line production suite, high-definition film-to-video facilities and uses the same computers as George Lucas uses to make Star Wars.

· He was the first person to broadcast video on the internet in 1997. He designed my own codec software to do this.

· He launched the world’s first global TV station broadcasting documentaries and movies on the internet at 9pm on the 9th of the 9th, 1999.*

Since then, THE ENIGMA CHANNEL has consistently been in the top five per-cent of entertainment websites. He’s ruthlessly independent and has refused buy-out offers from huge corporations. Consequently, his websites are regularly hacked and attacked. There are bogus versions of the sites, and he hates websites which are run by Satanists, Freemasons, Royalists and Christians alike.

* And we’re going to feature Chris on the …9th!—discussing his film, Secret Space. Join us! It should be a very interesting show, indeed.

Mark Pitstick on Toward The Light 2 Nov!

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~ Notes from Nightingale ~

When I was young I always had to have something to draw on or paint … or I was sitting at the piano … or singing to the flowers and trees; i.e. I was always into something very creative.  I’m not pleased by the fact that I’ve not picked up a paintbrush and paints for nearly 25 years (!) and I honestly don’t know when I’ll ever have the opportunity to paint or seriously draw again.

However, I’ve stumbled upon a new form of drawing and painting: building websites!  I become ever so creative using this medium now and what’s interesting is that I combine my multifaceted experience in print media along with the creative process of an artist to design and build websites.  They can’t just be pretty; they need to read well, be easy to navigate and function properly.  Indeed, there is a LOT to doing websites and I marvel that I managed to learn HTML (hyper text mark-up language) code, which is such a ‘left brain’ thing (and I’m NOT!) and I have got to the point of doing very professional work.  It’s very creative and gratifying — especially once the website is published and goes live.

Well, two such births just took place this week!  First, let me say that I’m so pleased that I finally gave birth to the all new Light On The Water (LOTW) NDE Support & interest Group community site where I consolidated everything and have moved away from the tacky and limited Yahoo and Google group sites. I wanted to have a site where members could be a lot more interactive and have more options and resources available to them … and I did it!  I have launched the LOTW site at and, being up for only a few days, we’re already at 40 members and counting!  We’ve got a lot of happy campers on this site, I can tell, and I’m so pleased and honoured that it’s worked so well thus far and I’m very optimistic for the future of this group.

Please do visit the group and feel free to join.  It will be so lovely to have you and you can invite others as well, as there is no charge to join.  Again, this is an NDE support and interest group that’s proving to be very important and meaningful to people already.  It’s not just for experiencers (NDEs, OBEs, STEs, ADCs, DBVs, etc.), but researchers, caregivers, loved ones of experiencers, enlightened media, students and more.

And speaking of LOTW, due to a huge wedding taking place at the Victorian Station Tea Room on 15 November, we’ve had to change our local LOTW meeting to the following Saturday, 22 November, for this month only!  Then we’ll return to our regular day of the third Saturday of the month.  In November, then, I’ll be facilitating TWO LOTW meetings on 22 November — the local one here in Hampton and the one via teleconference.  The nice thing about the new LOTW group site is that any member can add events such as meetings, book-signings, radio or TV broadcasts, speaking engagements, workshops and more.  So do pay attention to the site for updates such as the above-mentioned one join the community while you’re at it.

And the second new site is the one you’re seeing this newsletter on!  The other site was proving to be extremely unstable; plus I was receiving spam comments, which did have to be approved in advance, thank goodness, but it’s still a nuisance and time-consuming, not to mention unnerving!  Hopefully this site host will prove better and offer more options.  I am taking some of the older newsletters and placing them herein so people can go back and read them at their leisure.  It’s still a work in progress, so please bear with me. The old site will still be up, but no longer being used.  I really hope you enjoy the look, feel and functionality of both of these new sites and be able to appreciate the frustrated and ‘mad’ genius/artist behind them! 😉

I did go to the music jam at the Tea Room and Chris — the owner of the tea room who’s a musician — asked me to perform with his group on 6 December, so I’ve got my first gig in Virginia!  I’ll just be adding vocals and percussion and it will be such fun, I’m sure.

Nancy Clark, a fellow NDEr and friend and the facilitator of the Columbus, Ohio IANDS meetings referred me to a special soul, Mark Pitstick, who produced a film featuring Nancy and he’s the author of the book, Soul Proof.  I’m pleased to say that Mark is going to be my special guest on Toward The Light this Sunday, 2 November at 5P ET/10P UK.

(Please note: The UK has already returned to ‘standard’/GMT time but America turns its clocks back this weekend!  Beware of this fickle little ditty that gets more people thrown off and confused than anything!  Since it’s ‘standard’ time only FOUR months out of the entire year in America, why even bother with changing the time at all ?  Just leave it ‘daylight’ all year round instead of adding so much confusion!)

This Week On
~ Sunday, 2 November 2008 ~

Mark PitstickMark Pitstick, B.S., M.A., D.C., has over 30 years experience and training in hospitals, mental health centres, pastoral counselling settings, and holistic private practice.

His training includes a premedical degree, graduate theology and pastoral counselling studies, a master’s in clinical psychology, and a doctorate in chiropractic health care.

He was trained and certified in past life regression therapy by Brian Weiss, M.D., and the after-death contact technique by Raymond Moody, M.D., Ph.D. A frequent radio and TV talk show guest, Mark hosted ‘Soul-utions’, a nationally syndicated radio show focusing on after-life evidence and practical spirituality. He produced an audio set featuring exclusive interviews with renowned guests like Drs. Moody, Weiss, Bernie Siegel, Wayne Dyer, and others.

Dr. Pitstick has facilitated many workshops and counselling sessions across the country at churches, expos, and retreats. His articles have been featured in many magazines and newspapers. His bi-monthly newsletter is subscribed to by thousands of people. As a result of these various outreaches, Dr. Pitstick has a large world-wide following.

Dr. Pitstick’s diverse training, clinical experience, multi-media exposure, and service outreaches uniquely qualify him to write and teach about soul and after-life issues. He considers this project to be part of his soul’s mission and brings an indefatigable sense of passion to this work. Many personal and professional life experiences have led him to this calling.

Soul Proof