This timely book is a perceptive, inspiring, and unique guide through the much-anticipated transformation of Planet Earth by 2012. Spiritual healer and teacher Dr. Laura Dunham shows people of diverse beliefs and understanding how to approach 2012 with confidence. Her vast knowledge, experience and engaging style make the book appealing to a wide readership. Dunham helps readers to: -recognize the signs of changing times -understand the major prophecies and probabilities about 2012 -practice the art of discernment -participate in the Great Shift to the consciousness of unity and love The book offers practical guidance on: -strengthening your vital spiritual connection -choosing an Earth-friendly lifestyle -thriving in a new economy -creating intentional, sustainable community -developing a community action plan About the Author Dr. Laura Dunham has had three interesting careers: higher education, financial planning, and ministry. In the first, she taught English, published books, and served as an academic dean and vice president. She also served on the boards of a college and a national nonprofit. In the second, she counseled hundreds of clients, wrote a weekly newspaper column, appeared frequently in media like Money Magazine, The Wall St. Journal, and U.S. News & World Report and consulted for organizations. In the third, she served as a pastor of churches and a governing body administrator. Her specialties in ministry were financial and environmental stewardship, mission, and spiritual development. She was a trustee of a national church-related foundation for seven years and was commissioned by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center to write Graceful Living: Your Faith, Values, and Money in Changing Times, published in 2002. In addition to B.A., M.A., M.Div., and Ph.D. degrees, Laura holds a Certificate in Spiritual Formation. She was a Certified Financial Planner for twenty-one years and for a time co-chaired the board of the New Mexico Community Foundation. Following an early retirement, Laura moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina with husband Alden, son Tom, and their companion animals. She opened a center where she taught spiritual development, metaphysics, and spiritual energy healing for people, places, and the planet. Her work and interests have taken her to more than forty countries around the world. She now focuses on sharing through her writing her spiritual journey and the knowledge, experience, and wisdom it has brought her over her lifetime. (more…)
by archangel ZadkielGreetings to you all, my dear friends on earth! May you find inner peace and harmony within yourself. I greet you also from your friends from the spirit plane, from your guardian angels, your spirit guides, and numerous spirit friends. In these times, that present themselves as challenging and confusing to many, it is important, very important, to remember their loving presence near you, and to become more aware of them being near you, right by your side. It is a wonderful experience to become aware of your spirit friends by you. They are always with you, but they are seldom remembered by those they accompany. This has been the normal course of events in recent decades, but as you enter the transition into the new age, it is important to realize that they are at your side, to support, guide, protect and teach you. Without accepting their help, spiritual growth and advancement becomes very difficult, if not impossible, thus it is essential to accept their presence, and begin to realize their presence in daily life. As your spirit guide is fully aware of your chosen tasks and in close contact with your soul, your higher consciousness, this spirit guide assists you to follow your path, to bring you the right encounters, experiences and events. At the same time, your guardian angel protects your physical body as much as possible to allow you the completion of your mission. However, there are many humans on earth, that not only deny the presence of these spirit helpers, thus making their task difficult if not impossible, which explains also why some people go deep into the wrong path and then have to end their incarnation, but also there are many, who even fight their presence, their influence, their work to teach them, their efforts to bring them back onto the path they have chosen but are denying. This fighting an invisible enemy can go so far that they ally with dark forces, who are luring them into temptation with sweet promises, giving them what they desire with their mind or lust. Once these humans are engulfed with the negativity of these forces, which may be called demons, they too often do not even want to let go of their dark companions, who eventually can even completely take over their physical body, with that human experiencing what could be described as being unconscious, helplessly trapped in a body they have no control over. I am saying this to you not to create fear, but understanding for such individuals, should you be in contact with someone like this. Much evil has been done by such, that were influenced by demons, as you may review the recorded history of mankind, you can easily find many examples. It is sad to see that so many humans have been under the indirect influence of evil, not finding the inner strength to resist temptation to follow such leaders. It is indeed true that the dark forces have great strength, but let me repeat very clearly that they only have the strength that humans give them, when you consider them strong, then they are. The power of light is always stronger than darkness. Darkness is the absence of light! This is such an important statement that you need to fully understand in its effects, as it applies very broadly, thus in many instances in your own life, and your environment. Once you realize its significance and truth, you have already made a valuable, large step towards the light, away from darkness or temptation. Some say, evil is not bad, there is truth in that to the extent that evil is around on purpose to test the souls that incarnate, to test their values, their moral, their resistance to temptation. It is not a sin to fall for temptation and recover from the fall, realizing it was such. Then, an important lesson has been learned – thus, the “evil” that caused the fall, was beneficial to the human that made the fall. To blindly follow demons, of course, is not the right way to go, but when the human in the end realizes the error, then much has been gained. This is one reason why it has been said that it is important to be not judgmental towards your fellow man, who may go through some rough experiences to learn an important lesson. Some that are despised by many even chose such path to mirror a part of those that are upset to show and demonstrate clearly to them what they need to work on themselves, such as someone seeing a drunk acting really silly may help to stop drinking, or even worse, when a fatal accident is observed, this may help others to be less careless – as a few simple examples. As in the last example, those that sacrificed their lives may very well have accepted this fate before incarnating on this planet, to teach others about certain dangers. This does not mean that all that have fatal accidents had this experience for that reason, but some do. Many, of course, simply did not heed the warning and had to experience the consequences of their carelessness. Again, when the lesson is learned, this is not something bad, but a gain for the soul. I hope I have explained this clearly enough. As you can see from what I described, it is becoming more and more important to accept the presence of your guardian angel and your spirit guide, to work together, for your own spiritual growth. You can benefit greatly by allowing this cooperation, it is not a giving up of yourself to the will of some spirit, quite to the contrary, but instead of asking some physical so-called “friends” near you about their opinion and basing your decisions partly or wholly upon what they may suggest for reasons you probably don’t even know, it would be much wiser to ask your spirit guide who knows what you truly want, as your soul, and who will never betray, cheat or deceive you. Your spirit guide and guardian angel may be some of the very few beings around you that you can fully trust. I hope you understand what I am telling you! This is important, and if I can see that there is a lot of misunderstanding about this, I will explain this in more detail at a later time. Be greeted, dear friends on earth! May the blessings of the Lord be with you, and may his light guide you! Amen. Amen. Amen.