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Feb 19, 2018

Modern Mystic Paddy Fievet, Meditation, Floating and Altered Minds

“The internal dialogue is what grounds people in the daily world. The world is such and such or so and so, only because we talk to ourselves about its being such and such and so and so. The passageway into the world of shamans opens up after the warrior has learned to shut off his internal dialogue.” - Carlos Castaneda, The Wheel of Time: The Shamans of Mexico Their Thoughts About Life Death and the Universe

Oddsnends - 
  • Chocolate will soon be extinct? False says Snopes. (Sigh of relief.)
  • Far-UVC light shows promise in protecting against the Flu: Newsroom. Details: Nature
  • Romeo the Frog has a dating profile. It says he's a simple guy who likes "binge-watching the water around me." People. Scientists are packing for an excursion to track down a mate in hopes of saving his species. Romeo is the last one of his kind. Good Luck!
  • Dogs can smell when you are leaving. Rover
  • Rapid Evolution of AI is such that the long-term potential of this tech is obsolete the moment it is stated. Technology Review.
  • Psyched Up. LSD mind-mending. Amanda Feilding (Beckley Foundation), Countess behind the scenes, cheering for the drug's resurgence and exoneration. Feilding was on the road to Mysticism when a detour led to LSD and there the journey unlocked the door to Mysticism and also revealed a fantastic unexpected adventure (Unity - or the formal term: Ego Dissolution) into an entirely different dimension. Wired
  • Detours can be very helpful. How the Hippies Saved Physics.
  • Former Pentagon Scientist: Psychics can help American Spies: Newsweek (2015)
  • Top vids of 2017 - Kurt Russell revealing he was the pilot who reported a Chinese Lantern, Weather Balloon, UFO during the 1997 Phoenix Lights Event.  
Opening a door to your inner Mystic does not require Psychotropic enhancement.
Three to try: 1/Meditation, 2/Holotropic Breath work: Stanislav Grof, or 3/Isolation Tank/Room Floating. Tag along with Lisa and Homer Simpson. You get the idea.
Homer and Lisa try floating for the first time. (Sensory Deprivation Tank) from Kenneth Ried on Vimeo.

Floating helped me recover from whiplash after a car accident last year. Ready to try? Give yourself a couple of sessions to acclimate to the process. Floating KC includes 15 minutes in a massage chair prior to the float (enhancing relaxation) and offers a discount on your first float.

Wendy's Coffeehouse Interview 2/18/18 with Paddy Fievet.

Embrace your inner Mystic. Warning. Be careful what you wish for and extra careful what you pray for. Here's the prayer that turned Paddy's life upside down: "Whatever is standing in the way of me living a spiritual life please fall from me."

No doubt saying it during an intense thunderstorm added extra oomph. In retrospect, Paddy suggests adding "with light, love and ease" to that now road-tested request.

The chaos that ensued encompassed reprioritization and gutting of things that no longer worked with the life journey she mapped out. She says much of that story is related in a previous book, When Life Cried Out.

In the most recent book, The Eagle's View, Paddy charts five steps to modern Mysticism. In sync with the Valentine theme, Love is one of the five steps. Summing up, it's personal, a choice to remain trapped in fear or take the bold steps required to reconnect and unleash that wonderful spark of divinity that lies within.

Paddy is working on another book to share some of the profound experiences she has had since reorienting her life. Out now, The Eagle's View, Five Steps to Modern Mysticism. More info: Link. She writes about the Lighthouse: Edge Magazine

Thank you for listening and sharing!
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