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Conscious Living with Wendy Garrett is produced by Empower Radio and featured on empoweradio, iheart, itunes, stitcher and various independent youtube channels. Programs cover a wide range of Mind-Body-Spirit/Alternative Awareness/PSI topics, including: Consciousness, UFO, Metaphysics, Paranormal and Energy Medicine.

Ongoing personal experiences with extraordinary and unexplained seen/unseen phenomena underscore my belief in a world abundant with wonders we haven't yet begun to fathom.

Experiencers, via their unique encounters, give us glimpses and clues to what potentials creation has yet to reveal when we are willing to listen to the call of the muse and curious enough to table our fear and explore the unknown inner and outer limits of being.

And the answers are there, teasing us in quirks, quarks and fantastic anomalies.

My proof
- and that is the whole point of this reality thing being very personal and unique to the individual experiencer - the light beside me goes off for a moment and then comes on again as I am composing this introduction, underscoring the "quirk" factor and the representation of the ever-present, unseen support in this adventure.

Thank you for your interest and for listening. I hope you enjoy the shows! - wendy ... and the nightlights ;)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Conscious Living/1 - The journey of awakening starts early

"Things aren't always as they seem..."  ~ Talking to Nightlights

"Mom, Heygo flew out the window." My unseen friend, Heygo had been with me for almost as long as I could talk. I was about five and would soon start school and the process of becoming a properly assimilated, westernized human citizen.

We were riding in the car, back when kids could ride in the front passenger seat and seat belts were not yet standard. Heygo flew and I was matter-of-fact rather than surprised or sad. She noted in my tone a sense of acceptance. That was the last time I had anything to say about Heygo.

I may have mentioned Heygo, my "imaginary" friend, before but there are other details I have omitted and it might be helpful to fill in a few blanks as I better understand the circumstances now and for others who had childhood companions that didn't fit the norm and were therefore considered  "imaginary".

Fortunately for me, my Mother treated my friendship as a normal part of our daily routine and didn't discourage me from sharing the experience if and when I chose to talk about it. She could not see Heygo. I'm not sure if that made a difference to me; I could see Heygo and that was fine.

Time has passed, details about Heygo and what he looked like are missing. What remains is the knowing that his presence was necessary as a transitional assist to help ground me in my new assignment.

While still very young, I experienced a difficult time and some significant trauma with the birth of my younger brother. A lively two year old when he was born, Mom had been required to be hospitalized for a short term as was common. Then there were other complications with him that necessitated finding someone to care for me. I had initially been dropped off for a brief stay with my Father's Mother. When my brother required life-saving emergency hospital care, that stay was extended.

From the moment of my Mother's return with my brother, she was greeted by a child who had changed dramatically in behavior. Perplexed and frustrated, it made no sense to her, my reaction. I had been speaking before she left and exercising my language skills, bubbly and excited.

When she arrived to take me home, I simply parroted her words and offered nothing further. I had adopted a new pattern. If she said something like, "I am so glad to see you, I missed you," I would repeat whatever she said in the same inflection right back to her.

What had happened? Why was I being so petulant and obstinate? Jealous of the new baby? It was a mystery.

To her maybe but not to me. I wasn't there. Part of me had simply checked out.

Having been left with my Father's Mother, the trauma wasn't a thing I would mention or even understand until much later when I was an adult. I didn't block it. I just didn't know what it was. My memories of that time and the events were and are very clear.

Grandmother rented out the basement and part of the upper floor of her large, two story, turn-of-the-century house. The shared second floor included a private studio apartment for a woman who lived alone and from my later memories occasionally spoke to us if we saw her in passing but kept mostly out of sight when my family visited.

Having been through a lot of forgiving and releasing in regard to these events, it was a complete and total surprise while reviewing my notes, the anger I still carried and had not connected to the one person at that time who could hear me screaming at my Grandmother to "Stop," ... and yet, chose not to act.

Nightlight enigma. 10 yr. anniv. - Yard light cameo.
Remained on for several days. Switch stayed off.
No malfunction.
  Unseen can engage when the interest or the need is present. 

Even my very young mind knew my Grandmother was doing something wrong.

I pleaded with her to stop. Nothing worked. Screams and tears were ignored. Bath time was unavoidable and a nightmare.

That another person could permit the scene to continue was even more baffling and dis-empowering. The second floor tenant's living space was right next to the bathroom.

Hindsight: Displaced anger and a judgment
that needed resolved. There was no indication
my Grandmother's tenant had any idea about the inappropriate actions of my Grandmother
nor did I attempt or know to give her a sign I needed help.

My assumption was full of expectation that she knew more than would have been possible without putting her at odds with her landlord.

I was two years old. At that time I saw my options as limited. My Mother and Father were unavailable. I had been deposited with my Grandmother, a person I quickly learned to protect myself from. Children are much more perceptive in their early lives than they are given credit.

Given that there appeared to be no one to rescue me from the unpleasant circumstances, I chose to manage the situation in my own way. Claiming a different sort of protective power, I opted to disassociate and step aside. Parroting was me, exercising my armor. Wendy went somewhere else.

Heygo stepped in ... to coax Wendy back.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dreaming Light

There is so much magic in my world it sometimes makes it very difficult to focus on living in the day to day world. However, I have learned to ground myself by following a general work routine and keeping a journal.

The extraordinary stuff (and my nightlights are included) that goes on under the radar for most of the world is simply fascinating to me. I doubt I will ever tire of trying to figure it out. 
Nothing is what it seems. There is a great deal of wonder hidden in plain view for those willing to suspend disbelief and open to explore a world where anything is possible.

Adrift in the glow. 

Almost 2 decades my energy companion
entertained itself
in this lovely vehicle.
Finally, a void in the space, it went dark.
The calling I cannot identify. I only know it as a sense. An un-knowing sense from which I accept the invitation to follow and explore.

Not an active pursuit, rather an act of flowing, release and disentanglement, giving in to the illuminating present and allowing the reveal of the gift in the moment.

Beyond manifest construct. Simple. Extraordinary. 

Not a thing that exists in language form.
The calling has brought me here to explore un-knowing.

To recover, one must forget. So much to discover. The Journey is worth the trip. 

Somewhere in the shadows, Humor likes to tag: Fine print I must have insisted.
Don't leave home without it. 

The biggest mistake is to doubt or discount a perception simply because it cannot
be validated by consensus view or the science of the day.

When one realizes each is operating under a different belief system and different abilities in terms of intuition and extrasensory perception, one is far less willing to accept a common view and more open to testing the validity of any encounter against one’s own knowing and personal experience.

 In separate houses - stopped at the same time.
Bulbs replaced and now the waiting
for the resume in play.

In choosing to then expand or enhance an awareness, there may be no established preset
or blueprint.

In the true nature
of an explorer one must simply determine
that there will always be a first time –
and the term "normal" is likely a general condition rather than a 100 percent set point.

There may actually be a wider variety
in degrees of “normal”.
That state, rather than a constant,
is evolving.

In December, this will be year number 20 for my nightlight enigma.

Interesting note: Two nightlights that have been with me for nearly two decades burned out in February. Both lights at the same time. One had stayed at my Mom's place and started engaging spontaneously years ago after a visit and without need of my continued direct contact. 

The other has been with me and is one I have taken it out to demonstrate in public a few times. I have had and do have others, including one about that same age, that continue to interact. The exterior yard light also likes to play along at times.

Yet another vehicle for my energy companions.
20 years amazing.
The two nightlights that burned out now have new bulbs and are not yet interacting.
In transition. 

Will be interesting to see when that energy steps into the new form. Always and all ways in perfect time.

This nightlight is still going strong
at 20 years and glowing (blinking). Smile.
There is Magic in the world.
for which I say "thank you" every day.
If and when we so choose, we are given a way to see it.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

PMH Atwater - Proof God in the Near Death Experience 3/5/17, Wendy's Coffeehouse

Death isn't what it's cracked up to be, as witnessed by NDE experiencers who report an up close and personal fly-by. - Wendy's Coffeehouse

Wendy's Coffeehouse 3/5/17 - PMH Atwater: podcast link

Notes: odds, ends and otherwise -

  • Viking send-off for two beloved classroom fish: Mashable
  • Why do people who see UFOs feel so good: Motherboard 
  • She told her Dad at 3 she wanted to go to Mars. "She’s already attended three shuttle launches and become the youngest person ever to complete 20 stints at NASA space camp. She takes classes in four languages and received her rocket license before trying for her driver’s permit." Source: Uproxx 
  • Another Mars hopeful, a Mom from Texas: Source: 
  • Closer to home - Patrick Stewart applying for US Citizenship: Guardian 
  • On his current work. Logan. Hollywood Reporter. Review are stellar: Business Insider 
  • Turn that frown upside down with a cheesy grin sandwich smile: Laughing Squid

Sights and Sightings - Valley of UFOs: Vice video - the UFO Watch Tower

Might be worth a road trip. UFO Watchtower

“Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.” - David Searls

PMH Atwater is a prolific writer on the After Death/Near Death Experience. Also a near death experiencer, had her first NDE in 1977 and started her studies in 1978.

An international authority on near-death states, the author of more than a dozen books (and counting). Her writings have also appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. She has lectured twice at the United Nations. Source

Dying to Know You, Proof of God in the Near-Death Experience covers an essential aspect that goes hand in hand with the NDE event, what happens afterward:

"More than an otherworldly journey, travelogue or light show, the phenomenon consists of two parts: the experience and the aftereffects." - PMH Atwater, Edge Magazine

Here she describes her personal NDEs - three of them:

So many stories, so much to explore and experience. Near death experiences for most are life changing. What does it mean? Is there a purpose? The research continues.

Near death experiencers are often changed so much that even their closest companions say something is very different. Electrical sensitivity, dietary changes, low blood pressure, waking up at 3 am are the short list of the new anomalous elements.

Stories in the book include the young girl who survived the Joplin tornado KTTS and remembered the Butterfly People that several children survivors reported seeing that day.

PMH highly recommends the book she wrote: To Heaven after the Storm, by Ari Hallmark
And then there is a car accident victim who showed up at a nearby residence to get help for his broken body. The resident later told police he saw jumping fog at his window and the fog told him to call the police and report an accident.     

We also talk about the Russian dissident who woke up after three days in the morgue freezer - during his own autopsy. George Rodonaia background. Recounting his story on YouTube

Listen to the show. Podcast link/Dying to Know You, Proof of God in the Near Death Experience

PMH Atwater main site
PMH Atwater's Blog for NDE News
Q and A with PMH Atwater Blog

Bill Guggenheim is also mentioned during the interview - regarding after death communication.
Here is his site: Hello from Heaven
and the research site: After-Death

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Master fear, and leave the Monsters be

"Fear creates dragons out of mice. Own your knowing and mind your creations." - Talking to Nightlights

October 2017, Blade Runner 2049 - Trailer

Playing with SciFi and potential Timelines. We are our own worst nightmare when we allow fear to guide our path. Letting go of that element allows a view of reality where options are presented without the taint of a dreaded projection. Projection is the active word. Project: No fear.

What is - exists with purpose. Allow that your perfect present offers an opportunity to upgrade your awareness if you so choose. That perfect present is given to you in full confidence in your ability to accept this scenario as a challenge that requires acceptance of an all-that-is that has only your best interest at heart. You are the learning curve.

Release the urge to jump to a conclusion and instead, adopt the mind state of receptivity, allowing a miracle in the reveal. Potential is ever-present in the making. Chance is your friend. NO thing is final except your conclusion derived in over-thinking. Miracle or no, an open window permits even the smallest of blessings. Imagine up. The best is what you came for. This is your creation.

Odds, ends and otherwise -
  • Ancient Undiscovered Gem in the recently destroyed ruins - Telegraph
  • Fish we never new existed, discovery courtesy of BP Oil spill: Quartz 
  • Paranormal activity has everyone spooked in one Chilean town: Oddity Central
  • Apollo 10 Astronauts heard music? Lost recordings reveal a surprise. Featured in the
    third season of NASA's Unexplained Files: Daily Mail
  • Harry Potter SFX Remix. Earworm Alert. YouTube 

Some wonderful short films are available now and the quality is amazing. This award winning SciFi feature, newly released on YouTube, offers up a shattered world where the only way forward requires facing a dreaded monster(s). "The Surface"

Film Director/Writer: Willem Kampenhout
Connect with him if you like the film and/or to share your thoughts and sign up for future film info.

This note from his site: "My short film 'The Surface' was released on YouTube. Many questioned my sanity in this plan, as it was not even on my channel. Why I did this? Because this film was made to be seen."

More Award Winning Short Films: CGBro

Sci-Fi Inspiration -

Bright side:

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. - Arthur C. Clarke

"Mr. Clarke played down his success in foretelling a globe-spanning network of communications satellites. “No one can predict the future,” he always maintained. But as a science fiction writer he couldn’t resist drawing up timelines for what he called “possible futures.”" - NYTimes


If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.

**This weekend - Philip K. Dick Festival, Friday March 3, 2017, Ft. Morgan, CO.**

From the Fan Site: "The legacy of Philip K. Dick is stronger than ever, his seemingly prescient views of the future are more real than he could have ever imagined. This web site is a loving tribute to the man and his work from his fans. It may not be the fanciest site on the Internet but we hope the content speaks louder than the form."

Fan Site Links 

Facebook Fan Page
Metaphysical Quotes Archived from

And with this reference you can see the attraction: 

The Penultimate Truth (1964) 
What would it be like, to have the earth open up and millions of humans, imprisoned subsurface for fifteen years, believing in a radioactive waste above with missiles and bacteria and rubble and warring armies - the demesne system would sustain a death blow and the great park over which he flapped twice daily would become a densely populated civilization once more, nor quite as before the war, but close enough. Roads would reappear. Cities. And - ultimately there would be another war. That was the rationale. The masses had egged their leaders on to war in both Wes-Dem and Pac-Peop. But once the masses were out of the way, stuffed down below into antiseptic tanks, the ruling elite of both East and West were free to conclude a deal...

Blade Runner Note: Philip K. Dick never saw the film based on his novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. He died shortly before the release. Neatorama

Details on the newest film, Blade Runner 2049 IMDB

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