TTL News 5 October 2008

~ Notes from Nightingale ~

It’s Fall!  Phew! ~ Some people seem to appear melancholy at the thought that summer is ebbing away and we’re now moving into the cool breezes and stunning colours of fall.  For me, this is a time to truly celebrate, as I cannot tolerate the heat and love the cooler climate and that which will afford me the opportunity to take long walks along the water any time I wish to now, and not just in eventide when it’s cool enough to do so.  I love having my communion with the water…

Somehow, it seems, too, that Fall has got a way of bringing people together and it’s a time of harvesting and feeling such joy and wonder for what has come our way.  It is a beautiful time of year and, in fact, my favourite time of year.  Everywhere there is such beauty to behold and it is a time to feel gratitude.

Stop and Smell the Flowers! ~ Alas, I realise that people—especially in America it would seem—are all caught up in the political chaos and the economic crash that’s taking place.  I’ve got to admit that I’m so very grateful that I’ve got NO television and do not follow this crazy madness that’s beset with disinformation anyway.  It was so rightly pointed out on that we need to turn inward and focus on the positive that’s taking place: our spiritual awakening and evolution.  Let’s face it; the hard times and challenges we are faced with only work to force us to grow, evolve and heal.  Have you not noticed that it’s when disaster strikes that people tend to unite together and work for a common cause: that of recovery and resolve and the end result is a sense of unity and reaching a higher spiritual plateau.

I’m not sure why it is that human nature would require that a disaster strike before people are willing to come together rather than being isolated entities centred on apathy, indifference and insolence.  One of these days, we’ll start to see what we’ve got in common with one another … rather than our seeming differences. We are a global community and family and it’s time we regard every living being as sacred and worth our love—regardless of one’s outward appearance or behaviour.  The ones who are the darkest need the most love—true story!—as that is what will ultimately heal and transform our world and all who live upon it.

Remember, everything happens for a reason and is, indeed, in divine order—in spite of all outward appearances.  This was made so very clear to me during my near-death episodes.  Whilst on the Other Side, I had absolutely NO sense of fear or dread whatsoever.  In fact, I had the complete knowing that everything was/is evolving exactly the way it should and in divine order.  I was assured that everything would work out just fine … and that love would be the end result.

That’s part of why so many of us have had to go through these death episodes, so that we could tap in to our inner knowing and align with the LightSource and experience, first-hand, the truth of unconditional love.  Furthermore, this has led us to report back to the global community that, in a nutshell, life is eternal and only love is real … and all of this other stuff—all this madness and chaos—is actually serving to catapult us into becoming more authentic and to shed the ignorance and fear that’s had us in a stranglehold for far too long now.  We need to shed the old ways … so that we can merge with and return to our divine heritage and the Light.

Synchronicity! ~ In virtually the same block of time, I heard from two people in Wales—one from the BBC and another who’s written a powerful book and is participating in an event that’s being held in Massachusetts, USA.  I found this rather auspicious, really, as one was unaware of the other, but they both contacted me at virtually the same time.  And I had something very worthwhile to offer each of them and am sharing their requests herein.

(This one will be of particular interest to those of you who are in the UK, as she’s wanting subjects to interview on camera.)  Tammy Jones from the BBC states:

Hello, I hope you don’t mind me contacting you but I am currently in the early stages of researching a series idea for the BBC that examines our attitude and ideas towards death and our souls.  I am hoping to speak with people not only in the medical field who have been studying this, but people from all walks of life, who have either directly, or indirectly some experience or belief of a human soul and afterlife…

Many thanks

Tammy Jones
Factual Department
BBC Wales, Room 4020, Broadcasting House, Cardiff, CF5 2YQ
Tel: 02920 323644 / 07815322379

Next is an invitation from Karen Sawyer that will be of particular interest to those who are in New England or within proximity, thus:

A Gathering of Contemporary Wisdom Keepers from Europe and the Americas

November 21-23, 2008;  Northampton, Massachusetts, USA.

Be a part of the premier gathering of some remarkable individuals. In her recent book Soul Companions: Conversations with Contemporary Wisdom-Keepers ~ A Collection of Encounters with Spirit, British author Karen Sawyer interviewed over 40 ‘Wisdom-Keepers’ from all over the world to describe their fascinating encounters with spirit beings, and to communicate the powerful and inspirational messages they have received. This conference, which mirrors another one held in Wales this autumn, brings Karen Sawyer together with six of the Wisdom-Keepers included in her book for a weekend-long series of workshops, ceremonies, lectures, panel discussions and more.

Featured presenters from the book include: David Spangler, Llyn Roberts, Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Andras Corban Arthen, Michael Dunning and Joel Kaplan. Also featured are Janet Scott (Sacred Circle Dance), Sarah Stockwell Arthen (musical performance) and Amanda Brooks-Clemeno (yoga). We hope that you will join us for this extraordinary opportunity.

For more information please visit call 413.238.4240.

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I dare say that it’s quite a delight being a ‘cosmic switchboard operator’ where I can help bring people and events/opportunities together.

This week on
~ Sunday, 5 October 2008 ~
Rick Madison

Rick MadisonRick Madison ~ I was born in 1961 in Jasper, Alabama. At six months of age, I fell off a sofa and went into a coma for six days.  Prayer ‘warriors’ in my family began to pray and intercede for me. God intervened in my behalf and brought me through.

At five years of age, I was shot at, several times, by a great uncle who had lost his mind. He shot my grandmother four times and Jesus raised her from her deathbed a week later. Jesus kept me safe, as I hid in the house. When I was eight years old, I was almost killed in a public laundromat. I was playing hide-and-seek with a friend. I had climbed into a large commercial dryer to hide. A group of thugs walked in and they saw me in the dryer. They braced the door shut and began searching for the proper change. One of the girls, who was with them, fought for me and begged the others not to start the machine. As they all left in a hurry, the girl ran back in and opened the door for me.

After many accidents and near-death experiences, I gave my life to Jesus at 10 years of age. I graduated from Leeds High School in Alabama in 1980. After finishing school, I was introduced to various drugs and alcohol. I stopped worshipping God and followed the world. However, God was still drawing me back to Him by His Spirit. At age 23, I had a very successful air-conditioning and heating business, but I did not have joy and peace.

My maintenance company repaired equipment and kept the health department happy for over 100 restaurants. Though I was making a lot of money, I was wasting it in the night clubs and party scene. I was headed for a rude awakening.

Visiting Death ~ On 13 April, 1986, I was involved in an car accident, a head-on collision. I was pronounced DOA at Vanderbilt University Hospital. I received numerous broken bones such as a broken neck, ribs, jaw, hip, and a crushed foot. I had a torn aorta artery, a ruptured spleen and a punctured lung. I remained in a coma for 27 days. Doctors advised my family to make funeral arrangements, but the ‘prayer warriors’ in my family believed Jesus could raise me up. I had an out-of-body experience. Jesus came to me and spoke to me. I sat up out of the coma. I walked out of a wheel chair ten weeks later. I was completely delivered from drugs, alcohol, and tobacco and filled with the Holy Ghost. I hope you get this complete testimony in my book entitled, Raised from the Dead or the cassette tape/CD entitled Walking Miracle Testimony. I studied under my pastor who also evangelised.

For an entire year, I watched, listened, studied the Bible, and learned how to flow in the Holy Spirit. I learned how to make alter calls, and pray for people to receive from God. I began evangelising in 1987 and started to travel, conducting revivals all across the United States. Many miracles occurred in my meetings and I started praying for people in their homes. As a result, I prayed for 16 people in comas and 14 have awakened! Six of those had been brain-dead. Often when God delivers you from something, he births that same kind of ministry in you.

It is so lovely to know that this individual has been granted the power to heal people through prayer and the laying on of hands—as Reiki and other energy healing practitioners do—and this is definitely not uncommon for NDErs.  While his belief system is very traditional and centred in fundamentalist Christian sentiments, I feel that his heart is in earnest … and he’s reaching people in his own circles that may not otherwise have been exposed to the NDE and the power of healing through faith and prayer.

This should be a very interesting show, so please do tune in.  There’s something for everyone on Toward The Light! )