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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 ;)

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Candlelike Energy - Revisiting Carlos Castaneda

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - The Wheel of Time - Fantasy realized, television debut

Empower Radio forwarded a recent question from a listener who found the Conscious Living show on iHeartRadio.
This is my post revised (from 2008) to elaborate on the Castaneda comparison I spoke about in the show.

My direct experience was the catalyst for a revisiting of the Castaneda material. What I had dismissed as fiction (The Teachings of Don Juan) shifted with an experience that brought that "reality" to life.

*I answer this in the following post.*

That moment when the book was fresh and new on the shelf... and the truly remarkable was a couple of years away in the unfolding: time shifts, telepathic prompts, psychic pets, and a huge ramp up in paranormal activity. 

Talking about it as a potential vs. actually seeing your book in the store? Big difference. Local book stored carried Talking to Nightlights in stock for 8 weeks. (Longer, but the 8 weeks was a positioned placement where the book faced out/high dollar real estate in the book world.)

Talking to Nightlights -
Channeling Energy and Awakening
for Spiritual Insight
Curious, I stopped in to see where it landed. What a wonderful surprise and a bit of coincidence that it sits next to Carlos Castaneda. I mention him in the book because he was an inspiring part of my process in working with the nightlight energy.

I wasn't much of a Castaneda fan until something unusual happened and I found myself opening a book (Magical Passes) to show a friend who liked his work. And there on the page was the very event I had just experienced, described in detail. Re: "light energy." Page 32, Talking to Nightlights

We are guided. And those who guide us (from my experience) have a wicked sense of humor. I read more about Castaneda and appreciated the fact that, even if some stories are too incredible to sound real, it doesn't keep them from happening.

*My view regarding the light energy referred to by the listener as the "gold candle shape energy" -
My view is that the energy is a being or the representation of a being/s we are simply not accustomed to engaging or interacting with in our routine experience of waking reality.* 

["Was it really true for them that the sky was the limit, don Juan?" I asked.

"This question could be answered only by each of us individually," he said, smiling expansively. "They gave us the tools. It is up to us individually to use them or refuse them. In essence, we are alone in front of infinity, and the issue of whether or not we are capable of reaching our limits has to be answered personally." - Magical Passes, Carlos Castaneda]

Also worth exploring -
A Separate Reality 
The Active Side of Infinity

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Interpreting, understanding, entertaining, reconciling, integrating unknowns, expands believing to encompass a wider and far more representational view of "reality"...
Anything is possible when our "knowns", rather than given, are accepted as relative.

Believing is Seeing - Talking to Nightlights

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