Posts Tagged ‘Peace’


Monday, September 15th, 2014

Most of us pause from time to time to ask ourselves WHAT IS REAL?

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I sometimes pinch myself when I awake just to confirm that I am really here in a human body. I have been with this body for more than sixty years and it hardly seems real that I have been here this long and that everything is still working as well as when I was just a teenager. I also wonder about the information I receive in newspapers and on television. Can it really be true in the 21 century that ISIS is beheading people in what they feel is justifiable retaliation against American airstrikes against them? Can it really be true that more than a billion people on our planet go to bed hungry or not knowing where their next meal will come from while more than one thousand individuals are mega billionaires with more wealth than they could spend in a million lifetimes?

I love sports as much as anyone but is it really true that the world spends more time, energy and money attending, promoting, marketing and discussing sports events in a day than all the time, energy and money devoted to the arts in a year? Can it really be true that millions of people follow the activities of major celebrities ranging from Lady Gaga to Honey Booboo while too many individuals feel so alone, isolated and unimportant that they seek to appease their suffering with random acts of violence directed at the anonymous society that they feel has betrayed them?

And then there is the realm of faith and healing. Is it really true that faith healing can work? Is it true that healers such as Dr. and Master Sha can perform miracles and have for hundreds of thousands of people? We are living in such a strange world and that makes us question our own existence and the evidence of actual miracles. Perhaps more to the point in this day and age of technological miracles: What constitutes a true miracle? What is believable and what is not?

In this weekly blog I will be reporting on events that I have observed with my own eyes. Some of these events have forced me to redefine my own sense of what is real and what is not. I am fascinated by not just major miracles but small everyday miracles as well. In my research for writing Dr. and Master Sha: Miracle Soul Healer I have explored events which would not have seemed real to me even a year ago. Dr. Sha is presenting examples of how his calligraphy can heal. This seems unreal to me but I question my own skepticism after personally reviewing dozens of examples of true healing which have occurred many of which (several thousand at last report) have been posted on

In working with Dr. Sha I have been introduced to Dr. Rulin Xiu, a string theorist who has been working on unified field theory off and on for the past twenty years. I am learning from Dr. Rulin that nothing we take for granted is truly real. Our bodies are actually mostly non-bodies containing 90 percent space. Dr. Rulin has explained that our perception of solid matter, even objects of iron and steel is actually an illusion. These and other themes will be the primary focus of this blog and perhaps with each blog entry we will be better able to determine what is actually real.

And to learn more about what Dr and Master Sha is up to now I encourage everyone to attend the international peace day celebration with Dr and Master Sha on September 21st.  More details here: Shot 2014-09-10 at 4.59.11 AMPeaceDay_MSha_851x315

Where Have All the Legends Of Our World Gone?

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Singer, songwriter, activist Pete Seeger died this week.  He was 94.

Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, and Turn, Turn, Turn are just some of the songs he wrote, 2009 Armed Forces Inaugural Committeeand he was both a Grammy winning artist and a Kennedy Center honoree who influenced artists from the Kingston Trio to Peter Paul and Mary, from Joan Baez to Trini Lopez, Judy Collins, the Seekers, and the Byrds.

I met Pete Seeger when I was just a small child. His niece was my nursery school teacher. I actually met him twice and may have only been four years old the first time he came to school and sang for us. He was already famous, but of course at four I did not know that. To me he was just a very nice man who sang some funny songs that made us laugh and smile. I sat on the floor directly in front of him, less than five feet away, as he sat in a simple chair and played his guitar and sang. His singing and playing was mesmerizing. I just remember a sense of joy and not being able to stop smiling.

Seeger captured my full attention and that of the other four and five year olds. I remember how much he smiled while he played and sang and how much he enjoyed being with us. There were only twenty of us in the class and it is hard for me to imagine a major musician today taking time out to come and play music for such a small group of children, much less without the requisite photo op that seems to accompany artists today. There was a generosity of spirit in the man that resonated in his music. (more…)


Friday, December 20th, 2013

Year-end holidays are a time for reflection. Where have we been? Where are we going?url

We can take this time to reflect on personal achievements and goals or to reflect on universal achievements and goals. I choose to reflect upon both.

2013 has been a very good year for me personally. My book, The Power of Twelve, was published with good reviews. Our literary agency enjoyed many successes, ranging from Soul Healing Miracles by Dr. Sha to What God Said by Neale Donald Walsch, to The Crash of 2016 by Thom Hartmann, and countless other well-received best sellers. Our online course representation grew dramatically, and even our fledging Waterfront Digital Press enjoyed a number of notable successes. My family is intact and healthy. My son’s first year of marriage has created an even greater bond between him and his wife Natasha. My daughter is now engaged to her long term boyfriend, Oia.  And my relationship with Gayle is stronger than ever. Yes, it has been a very good year for me personally. (more…)

Gita Morena and The Wisdom of Oz

Friday, August 30th, 2013

L. Frank Baum the  author of The Wonderful Wizard of  Oz is one of my favorite writers of all time. I  was pleased when hisGita's Oz Photo 3 great granddaughter Gita Morena asked me to represent her book The Wisdom of  Oz.  Like her famous great grandfather Gita writes to bring joy into the world.

1. What got me started with writing and what did it take for me to become a writer?

I started writing when I was a child. It was a way to express myself without judgment, and gave me a sense of clarity and connection internally. People seemed to enjoy what I had written, and that encouraged me to continue sharing my thoughts.

When I discovered that L. Frank Baum was my great grandfather, I understood why writing felt so natural to me. With a good grounding in punctuation and sentence structure from my early education, writing and editing come fairly easily to me. I still remember the creative writing exercises we were given in high school, and the teacher who insisted on full attention and involvement.

What did…or does it take for me to become a writer? Just the commitment to do it and the courage to let myself be seen!

2. Why do I write?

I write to discover what I am thinking and to find the threads of thought that weave the tapestry of my inner world.

Writing allows me to explore the fuzzy, intangible mixture of feelings/reactions/thoughts that swim in the deep crevices of my mind, and it gives me a way to manifest these ideas in a visible form. Exploring the frontier of these inner edges and communicating with others from this place brings a deep sense of satisfaction and connection with others.  (more…)


Friday, June 7th, 2013

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, we seem to be perpetually plugged in.  We are plugged in to technology, to our jobs, to our friends.  We watch TV, play video games, text.  But seldom do we take or make the time to just still our minds.  Time to just be. Time for quiet.  And time away from input and concurrent output can be enormously powerful and restorative.

I do not actually have many quiet moments in my life. I cherish those I do have. Quiet moments of no activity are underappreciated. One of the reasons I enjoy golfing is that in a four hour round of golf there are about three hours and forty minutes of quiet moments. These moments are spent looking out at the ocean or the trees or just feeling the wind and inhaling the air or basking in the warmth of the sun. I usually golf with my regulars and there are days when we talk, tell jokes and catch up, but for the most part there are lots of quiet moments. (more…)