What is “Supernal Living?”

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Dana Taylor ~ Award-winner author, Light Worker, Reiki Master, Spiritual Adventurer

“Supernal” is defined as “from on high: Heavenly.”

“Supernal Living” is developing a spiritual awareness for making a positive difference in our relationships, health, community, and our planet.

“Supernal Living” refers to incorporating the unseen dimensions of spirit and connection with familiar physical perceptions. This blog is actually an extension of Supernal Friends, a site started a couple years ago by myself and two friends, Sue and Paula. While I’ve led a very “God-conscious” life, winding a path through Christianity, spirituality, and healing, many elements came into focus beginning in 2005. My book, Ever-Flowing Streams, chronicles key events in my spiritual walk.The dramatic healing of Paula from an “incurable” disease through the gifted hands of a Reiki therapist, Helen (Ripples of Light), set the three of us on a new course.

Studying subjects such as quantum physics, integrative medicine, paranormal events, comparative religions and spirituality, our paradigm of “reality” is constantly expanding. We call it “Supernal Living.”

Tapping400Read more in Ever-Flowing Streams: Tapping Into Healing Energy.

Read heart-felt response posted on a personal blog from Echelon Press’ Karen Syed.

 

Also visit Dana Taylor Bio and Books Page.

“Lessons from the Source” Inspire

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Jack Armstrong offers some of the best channeled material available. Uplift your spirit with the eternal messages he has received from Source.

Originally posted on Supernal Living with Dana Taylor:

Lessons from the Source: A Spiritual Guidebook for Navigating Life's JourneyLESSONS FROM THE SOURCE by Jack Armstrong is a book of inspired channeled messages that resonate with authenticity. I’ve been following Jack for a few years now and have been impressed with his humble, but wise manner. He offers his material without a heavy dose of ego bolstering. Jack is the Real Deal.

From the book description:

Thirty years ago, Jack Armstrong began receiving a series of simple and practical life lessons from an unknown inner source. While he did not understand where they were coming from or why they were being presented to him, it was clear the teachings were unlike any he had encountered during his own spiritual quest. He continued recording the lessons but kept them a secret from family and friends, fearing they might question his sanity. Years passed before he gathered the courage to share these writings, but when he did, the response was…

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Energy Medicine From The Stars Revealed

Originally posted on Supernal Living with Dana Taylor:

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Okay, Spiritual Adventurers, hang onto your seats. My next posts will be “out of this world.” It’s tricky to share about subjects like channelling or ET encounters and maintain any kind of credibility. Yet, I’ve lately run into some information that touches those realms and I believe is worth sharing. I’m simply passing it along and you can decide whether it resonates as something of value for you.

91UTy-s2QGL._SL1500_Today I want to tell you about E.D.I.N.A: Energy Medicine from the Stars! Shamanism for the 21st Century and Beyond by Lois J. Wetzel, MFA.

I‘ve crossed cyber paths with Lois quite often in the past couple of years. I’ve reviewed her books on Akashic Records here (fascinating!). She is the founder of the TISBA Awards (The Indie Spiritual Book Awards). We’ve spoken on the phone. I am always impressed by her wisdom, humility, and…

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ALICE WAS A REAL GIRL!

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Sometimes we forget that a real person wrote what has become a classic. Take a quick peek at the man behind Wonderland. A post from YA author, Ellis Nelson.

Originally posted on ELLIS NELSON BOOKS:

Rev. Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

Several years ago, I became interested in Lewis Carroll (Rev. Charles Dodgson). I had read about him possibly having migraines, and experiencing migraines myself, I went on a search to uncover the truth. Quickly I was caught up in the man (who quite likely did have migraines) but also shared my background in mathematics, my interest in religion, and in all things psychic. Who would have thought this rather stuffy (by all accounts), conservative Victorian deacon would have been a founding member of the Society for Psychical Research?

Of course, most of us are familiar with Lewis Carroll for his nonsense poems and the Alice books. I have to confess that I never read the books as a child and only as an adult have I been drawn to them.

In 1862, the Rev. Dodgson, who was a mathematics don at Oxford, took three little…

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Rob Bell, My Favorite Heretic

Rob-Bell0Rob Bell can be described in many ways–Christian pastor, bestselling author, Oprah favorite….  Heretic.

The latter label was bandied about when he published LOVE WINS and asserted that hell was only a metaphor Jesus was talking about and not an actual eternal destination. In the storm that followed, he left the church he had founded and went rogue from the Establishment.

This summer he and his children are touring the center of the US taking his message on the road. Saturday night my daughter and I caught him in St. Louis at the Pageant Theatre/club, a venue more often the site of boozy headliners than evangelists. But it was exactly the sort of place Jesus might have hung out in his day.

As a modest rogue Christian myself, who thoroughly enjoyed LOVE WINS, seeing Bell in person for a mere $25 sounded like an interesting evening out. It was a very low tech event–a large white board and only one colored marker provided the special effects. Mr. Bell strolled on stage in casual khaki clothes and didn’t even offer a showy costume change.

41m9eQeUAkLWhat he did offer was something we rarely see any more–ideas. He began his talk with the big bang theory  and moved into the evolution of the universe,  and the appearance of humankind. He presented a case for an ever expanding creation that must have some Divine Intelligence holding it all together.

He crossed into my territory when he explained everything as energy. Each person is one energetic being interacting with another energetic being.

Bell is a gifted, charismatic speaker who can be wise, humble, funny, self-deprecating and controversial.  He spoke out against racism in the heart of city where Michael Brown’s death touched off national awareness of deep-rooted social divides. For me, Bell represents a Christianity that is actually following the example of Jesus, rather than perpetuating outdated concepts from stagnated religious organizations.

He spoke for two hours and never lost his audience. He is more teacher than evangelist and ultimately the message is simple. God is Love. Love is the greatest power of the Universe.

It’s not a new message, but it’s sure one the world needs to understand  and embrace. So, from one heretic to another–thanks for an uplifting  evening, Mr. Bell. I enjoyed it immensely.

Shining the Light–

Dana Taylor

Visit the Rob Bell website at RobBell.com

Read my review of LOVE WINS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soul Snacks ~ Free July 17 – 19

Free in the Kindle Store Three Days Only!

Looking for a little mental and spiritual refreshment during your hectic day? Soul Snacks: Fast Food for the Spirit  brings you a variety of short stories, articles, reviews, and excerpts to give you a lift.

Many pieces are taken from blog posts here at Supernal Living where I explore “healing energy, spirituality, and wonder.”

  • Part One, Supernal Tales, offers four short stories with a mystical touch.

The word “Supernal” is defined as “being or coming from on high,” Heavenly or Ethereal.

You’ll enjoy four fictional stories of people who have their lives touched by supernal forces.

House Call—inspired by my work as a Reiki therapist. A chronically ill woman spends the day with a unique therapist.

Detour—A grieving young mother takes a drive that changes her life.

The Lamp—Could it be a sign to this widower?

Shiny Green Shoes—Life was hard on old Route 66 in Luther, Oklahoma during the Great Depression. A town down on its luck is given hope through the unlikely friendship of an aging actress and a poor child of the South.

  • Part Two, Definitely Dana, includes popular blog posts from my personal experiences.
  • Part Three, Reiki Healing Energy presents an introduction to the healing technique from Japan.
  • Part Four, Supernal Book Reviews, are reviews of some of my favorite spiritual books.
  • Part Five, Supernal Excerpts, gives you samples of some of my full-length fictional tales.

Soul Snacks is available through the Kindle Store at Amazon. It is FREE for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers.

What It Really Means to Be An American

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The American dream is beautiful when it wakes us from our sleep and reminds us that we are living, breathing participants in the greatest social experiment ever.

I have had an uneasy relationship with America for almost a decade. Before that I was as flag-waving as anyone else, and more than most.

That changed when I began to see a world without borders. I spent some years feeling that we would be a lot better off as a species if we could live together on this round planet without all the artificial lines of nationalism to divide us.

I was also gut-sick over what the ethos of America has become. We have strayed, it seems, from the rugged, creative, dynamic spirit which inspired people from around the world to land on these shores and start something from scratch. Instead, we have slouched our way into believing that being Americans means an entitlement to being the biggest (and I do mean biggest in every way–just look at the average waistline on this continent), most badass consumers on the planet. Somehow we have come to believe that we have a right to scarf down every resource in sight to fuel our lifestyle.

Merica_Yeah_largeCouple that with a long, honest look back at how we occupied the territory now known as America and it is hard to avoid feeling shame about the atrocities and genocides we committed along the way.

We haven’t stopped committing atrocities in the name of our most holy America, either. We are doing it in different places around the world right now. Some of our transgressions are sins of commission. Others are sins of omission. 

We wave the flag, drop bombs and cheer for ourselves. Our constant quest for more resources and more control creates imbalances and power vacuums that cause tremendous misery in real people’s lives around the world. We ignore them.

The most unconscious of us yell some equivalent of, “‘Merica…fuck yeah!” whenever we prove that we are God’s chosen people to reign over the earth. I get sick when people talk about how “…our boys are over there defending our freedom,” when what they are really doing is engaging in corporate warfare. I don’t question the heroism and loyalty of our soldiers, but I can’t handle the blind nationalism which keeps us believing that we are doing something honorable and prideworthy most of the time.

All of that being said, and as disheartening as it can be, I am convinced there is a lot more to the story.

In my search to find out if there was anything worth saving about America, I learned a lot about human nature and about the magnificent intentions of those who designed the foundation for this country.

First, the fact is that humans have not yet evolved past the need for boundaries and national identities. We just haven’t. We are headed that direction, but it is a horizon we have not yet reached. To pretend otherwise is to argue with reality.

Second, those who drafted the blueprint for America were imperfect from our two-hundred-years-later perspective. They owned slaves, approved slaughters and did otherwise horrible things from our current vantage point. That does not diminish the fact that they helped start the most ambitious experiment in human history. In their times, they were the most progressive thinkers around.

This land of ours is a laboratory. We are all involved in adding chemicals, turning up the heat under test tubes and otherwise messing around to see if a theory called Human Freedom can be viable.

The spirit of America is not a license to live like great alimentary canals with mouths full of teeth, mindlessly chewing up luxuries and gorging ourselves on shiny lifestyles at the expense of the world, then stomping on anyone who protests. That is a direct violation of what our founders meant to create when they signed their names, lives and sacred honor to a document which declares, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

From where I sit, holding an American passport is like carrying orders that read, “I am an American. I have a responsibility to use the mind-boggling freedom and riches in ways that will honor the creator potential in all humans. I have been given opportunities to live my life in peace and safety, with all the resources I need to craft a magnificent life. It is my job to prove myself worthy of this and to treat the rest of the world with humility, respect and honor as they also seek to gain the freedoms which come so easily to me. I have a sacred duty to live in joy and spread the possibility of this wealth for the benefit of everyone everywhere.”

The American dream is beautiful when it wakes us from our sleep and reminds us that we are living, breathing participants in the greatest social experiment ever.

How will the world and our own lives appear if we pursue happiness with responsibility and the full understanding of exactly how amazing all of this is?

I am flying out of the country early on July 4th this year, so I will miss the fireworks and flag waving and barbecues for the first time in my life. I suspect my little jaunt to older countries will give me a different perspective on this place we call home. In the meantime, I love America for the promise of her conception and what she can become as we all grow up together. 

Jacob Nordby

811c6SOrplL   Jacob Nordby is the author of The Divine Arsonist: A Tale of Awakening. Learn more about him at JacobNordby.com.