Posts Tagged ‘Michael Beckwith’

The Week that Was

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Today is Columbus Day, a unique holiday that most companies in America ignore.  Waterside focuses on our relationship with the bank and the US postal service so when they take a holiday, so do we. Of course we started this policy more than thirty years ago when it really mattered if the bank and post office were open for our basic operations. Today, in 2014, we could be just as productive with both the bank and the post office closed, but everyone at the main office looks forward to getting the day off so our tradition continues.

Gayle and I just spent the last week driving from Cardiff to Ashland Oregon and back. Along the way we had a wonderful meeting with Michael Beckwith of Agape and then Marilyn Tam and her husband Kevin in Santa Barbara. We had one of the most amazing vegan meals I have ever eaten. I am a real meat lover and rarely have vegan meals, but Marilyn cooked some form of squash that was out of this world. Having an excellent red wine with the meal helped, but I have to confess that the dish itself was enough to convince me—even meat loving me— that I might become a vegetarian someday.

The following morning I had a call with my newest client Pamela Anderson. This was a bit of a coincidence given the vegan meal as Pamela is passionate about her “non-animal” diet and her newest book will focus on that topic among other health tips for maintaining beauty and vitality. Pamela is working with John Pierre who is best known as popular TV host Ellen’s personal trainer. John Pierre is also a nutritional expert and assures me that the sooner I give up meat the better I will feel. I am sure he is correct, but I am just not ready. Pamela’s diet is based primarily on her love and respect for animals, but she is also now working closely with John Pierre who will be a co-author the book. They are focusing on the health benefits of a vegan diet.

After the call with Pamela I had a delightful Santa Barbra brunch with Barbara DeAngelis; we had the most amazing pancakes along with a scintillating conversation. Barbara has just completed the manuscript for “Soul Shifts,” which will be published by Hay House next March. This is going to be a book that will speak to everyone who is ready for true transformation in all aspects of their lives. From Santa Barbara we headed up to Boulder Creek and meetings with Deborah Rozman and “Doc,” the founder of HeartMath. Deborah is the CEO and a remarkable businesswoman. Doc is the visionary behind HeartMath and a unique and extraordinary individual. Doc has campfire meetings that start at 9pm and run until 1am or in the morning. Doc rarely meets with outsiders these days, but Gayle and I have become close friends and regulars. Someday I may write a book based just on the conversations I had with him recently, but until then Doc prefers we keep our campfire chats confidential. (more…)

Travels With Dr. and Master Sha

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Last week was a whirlwind. I was with Dr. and Master Sha and we filmed seven shows for PBS and one special pledgeOn the PBS Set Gayle Gladstone - Bill Gladstone - Dr.Ervin Laszlo - Dr.& Master Sha - Carita Laszlo - Dr. Rulin Xiu show. Topics included immortality; divine healing hands; overcoming spinal column challenges; infertility and saving the life of an unborn child. The shows were amazing and Dr. Sha provided a blessing that will benefit all viewers when the shows are aired next March. The pledge show will be aired in December. Guests this week included Erica Rimmer, two time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Sharon Lawrence and her entire family, and Dr. Rulin Xia. Guest hosts included Marilyn Tam the former CEO of Aveda and Michael Beckwith the founder of Agape Spiritual Center. We had a most enjoyable and stimulating week.

At the end of the week I had a two-day golf tournament and Dr. Sha honored me with a special golden light ball golf blessing. It only took about ten seconds and I did doubt if it would be effective since my golf game has been weak due to my extreme work schedule over the last several months, but, much to my surprise, for the first time ever I won the tournament in my category. Working with Dr. Sha is truly amazing and brings unexpected blessings.

 

Cats and Dogs and Peacelink

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Recently, through an unexpected sequence of events, a cat and a dog had a confrontation in my office. We were cat-François_Desportes_-_A_Dog_and_a_Cat_Fighting_in_a_Kitchen_Interior_-_WGA06322sitting a beautiful animal whose claws have been clipped. Unexpectedly, a client dropped by who had her miniature bull dog with her. Separately, both the cat and dog are gentle creatures who rarely display their aggressive animal natures.  Thus, we were caught unprepared as the dog and cat went at each other, well like dogs and cats.  I always thought that “fighting like dogs and cats” was just a saying, but I can now confirm that unfamiliar dogs and cats do not get along well at all. There was hissing and attempts at clawing and scratching by the cat, and there were determined attempts by the dog to grab and bite the cat. The encounter only lasted seconds, but the chasing and mayhem resulted in overturned books and flower vases and general pandemonium, including screams from those looking on fearing the worst for both cat and dog. I was at my desk responding to a contract offer and was caught off guard, not knowing what was occurring. Eventually I was able to grab the dog’s collar and pull him off the cat. The cat was traumatized and hid in the garage for the next six hours. The dog had a little nip on his face but was otherwise unharmed. (more…)