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.”

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

 

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Waking Maya, A Visionary Tale

71SptChN21LTaking subjects like remote viewing, quantum physics, and vortexes and weaving them into a cohesive piece of fiction requires an author of finesse and skill. Warren Goldie married his strong writing background and his interest in spirituality and metaphysics to create an engaging tale in Waking Maya.

The story begins with 20-year-old Maya digging a grave for her beloved cat under a tree in her backyard. Her shovel hits a metal box. The message she finds inside sets her off on a life-changing adventure–the search for her long-lost father.

Ben Ambrose, man of mystery. Psychic. Visionary. Spy? Maya finds herself caught between government forces and a secret society, wondering who is friend and who is foe. And of course, the future of the world is at stake.

What makes this tale so fun are the metaphysical elements threaded throughout the story, even as we come to care for Maya, her father, and assorted well-developed characters. If you’re looking for an enjoyable piece of visionary fiction, download Waking Maya by Warren Goldie.

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Charmin’ Warrior ~ A witty visionary tale of adventure and romance

In Paradise with Wayne Dyer

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th-3 Last weekend I blew $2,000 on the Hay House Writing From Your Soul Conference on Maui. Happy Birthday to me. Tropical breezes, flamingos, waterfalls, stunning sunsets and Wayne Dyer. Worth every penny.

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Hay House is a major publisher of spiritual and self-help books. When Louise L. Hay couldn’t find a publisher for the book she’d developed helping AIDS patients, she published  YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE independently. Reid Tracy came on board as chief financial officer and brought a canny business sense to structure Louise’s passion and vision.  And the rest is history. Now every spiritual author holds Hay House as their dream publisher. Well, except me. More on that later.

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This weekend brought 550 authors and wannabe authors to Maui to soak in the bliss of Hawaii and the wisdom of Tracy, Dyer, and other Hay House luminaries, including all-things-angelic, Doreen Virtue. She lead off on Friday evening, speaking for three hours about her career path. She’s not the top selling Hay House author by accident. The woman works hard. Writing, speaking, traveling. Non-stop for the last twenty-five years. Her degrees in counseling began with a more traditional path of self-help books. She fought the inward nudging to write about her angel messages until a terrifying carjacking incident rocked her world. Being true to herself became more important than potential ridicule. Virtue’s angel books are a global sensation. She is lovely in person. Friendly and generous.

11148396_10205550936626793_5963176679843527715_nSaturday and Sunday featured a cozy fireside chat with Reid Tracy and Wayne Dyer, minus the fireplace. No special effects, graphics, bells or whistles. Just experience and wisdom. Tracy shared the harsh realities of what it takes to be a Hay House author. Great books and a great following. Like love and marriage, you can’t have one without the other. Tracy’s points:

  • Build Your Platform–an author must be social media savvy in today’s publishing scene. Thousands of Facebook followers, a dynamite blog site, a huge email list. 
  • Define Your Message–what are you saying to the world. What makes you unique?
  • Marketing–authors sell the books, not the publishers. Have a plan and execute it.
  • Write a great word-of-mouth book–Last, but not least. Building the biggest platform in the world won’t do much good if the book is a bore. Of course, that’s the elusive mystery. What makes a great “must read” book? Nobody can define it, but we know it when we see. 

51mjCI+NGYLWhile Tracy was instructive, Wayne Dyer was inspirational. Spell-binding even. At age seventy-five, he has reached a guru status that is well-deserved. I’ve admired the few Dyer books I’ve read through the years. He brings esoteric thinking to the common man. In 2003 when I was drowning in despair taking care of my stroke-affected father, There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, pulled me out of the emotional flood waters.

Seeing Dyer in person feels like a once-in-a-lifetime experience. His rags-to-riches personal story is compelling. His brilliance is surprising, though it shouldn’t be. Quotes from Nietzsche, the Tao, Melville, Rumi, the Bible, Shakespeare and more comes trippingly off his tongue. He weaves a tale, meandering until you wonder if he forgot what he was talking about about, then he pulls it all together into a great life lesson. He is humble, grateful and giving. He is simply a Great Teacher. 

I went for the weekend because I could, living a short puddle jump away. I admire Hay House and what they bring to the world. I thought Wayne Dyer would be good. I hoped to network with some local writers. And of course, there was Maui itself. Paradise. I enjoyed it all.

As for my writing career, I don’t see myself getting The Call from Reid Tracy. I’d rather watch a beautiful sunset than attract another thousand followers on Facebook or jump in a pool with my grand kids than agonize over a book proposal. I want to meet new people and listen to their stories rather than pushing my agenda on them.

But, mostly, I want to write beautiful books that come from my creative heart. They may come fast; they may come slow. I’ll love them first and hope others love them later. That’s what Writing From The Soul means to me.

Aloha!

Dana Taylor

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A Spiritual Himalayan Adventure

Book Review by Dana Taylor

Into The Land of Snows by Ellis Nelson

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This YA novel centers on sixteen-year-old Blake, a typical American kid dealing with his parents’ recent divorce with minor rebellion and simmering resentment. His Dad, a doctor and adventurer, has just landed an assignment working as a physician at the base camp on Mt. Everest. When Blake’s Mom declares him out of control, Blake finds himself dispatched to spend the summer with Dad in the Himalayas. Blake’s hopes of finally having time with his Dad are soon dashed when an avalanche makes the area too dangerous for Blake to remain. Instead, he finds himself on a cross country journey with a wise Sherpa named Ang, destination Katmandu. Soon Blake finds himself a stranger in a strange land of monks, yetis, mountain animals, and blizzards. All his concepts of reality and illusion are challenged with each step on the twisting paths.

Ellis Nelson weaves a well-crafted coming-of-age tale, making the cultures and mountainous setting come alive in the reader’s mind. Recommended for the YA audience and beyond.

 

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Ellis Nelson has served as an Air Force officer, government contractor, and teacher.  She has had an interest in Buddhism since childhood.  Currently, she lives in Colorado Springs, CO with her husband. 

From the author: How This Book Came Into the World

Several years ago I had a particularly bad year. My father died, my son was hospitalized, and I came face to face with my own health crisis. All in one year. My illness effectively took me out of the world and focused my attention inward. I returned to basics and found my interest in Buddhism waiting for me. Silent, I think, since at least my teenage years.

I began taking classes offered in faraway Dharamsala, India.  Thanks to the internet, I was able to study with a master who had fled Chinese-occupied Tibet to follow His Holiness, the Dalai Lama into exile in 1959. Listening to Geshe Sonam Rinchen’s patient lectures aided my understanding of Tibetan Buddhism. That along with my friendship with a young monk in India helped me to process and write, Into the Land of Snows.   The novel explores many of the themes I was exposed to as I learned Eastern concepts.

The process of the inward journey continues for me. Living in the material world is not easy. I know the majority of readers will read the book as an adventure in a foreign land, but I hope the book finds a few fellow spiritual travelers.

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The World According to Kryon

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My Kryon education continues. Since I moved to Hawaii in February, I’ve had a lot of me time. As synchronicity would have it, I discovered the wealth of Kryon free audios at Kryon.com. Kryon is a nonphysical  angelic teacher who has been channeling through Lee Carroll for over twenty-five years. As I’ve walked the Manoa Valley streets or sat on my lanai gazing at the rainforest hills, Kryon has been my otherworldly companion, thanks to the magic of iPhones.

Grasping the messages of cosmic creation, physics, human development, spirituality and beyond is fascinating and challenging. Over the years, Carroll has written 13 books compiling the messages into cohesive order to help us mere humans make sense out of it all. Now, with Carroll’s blessing and Kryon’s collaboration, Australian author Monika Muranyi has researched the Kryon messages and woven two books together, The Gaia Effect and The Human Akash.

The Gaia Effect: The Remarkable System of Collaboration between Gaia and Humanity

619k+VSKhUL._SL1358_This book is making me look at earth and nature in a whole new light. Gaia is the term for a spiritual intelligence of the planet earth. Kryon paints a picture of the earth as part of the cosmos, connected by other galactic intelligence. Our sense of history is minuscule compared to the viewpoint of an ageless nonphysical being. He speaks of a sacred design of the earth and its human inhabitants, nurtured by spiritual forces. He invites us to rediscover the wisdom of indigenous people who sensed the intelligence embedded in the natural world.

Several civilizations have risen and fallen over the course of time beyond any modern comprehension. With the dawn of the nuclear age, humans came close to obliterating our current civilization. Kryon’s hopeful message is that we passed a major marker in 2012. We did not destroy ourselves. We are awakening into the New Age. Gaia is shifting and changing with us.

If you’re ready to have your paradigms shifted and everything you considered “truth” challenged, pick up a copy of The Gaia Effect and read about the world according to Kryon.

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The Akashic Records have gained attention in recent years. Coming from the Sanskrit, Akash or Akasha refers to space and the essence of all things in the material world. Edgar Cayce referred to the Akashic Records in his health readings in the first half of the 20th century, sparking interest in metaphysical thinkers. Akashic Records readers have sprung up, many trained on the teachings of Ernesto Ortiz, Linda Howe, and the leaders of the Akashic Records Consultants International (ARCI).

Everyone supposedly has an Akashic Record including every lifetime lived on the planet and perhaps  beyond. But where are these records? What exactly is the Akashic Field?

Monika Muryani combed through the voluminous collection of Kryon messages, ferreting out references to the Akash. What light can Kryon shed on the mysterious subject?

Indeed, Kryon provides detailed information defining the whole Akashic system that involves the earth and everyone who has ever dwelled here. In The Human Akash you’ll read about the Cave of Creation, the Crystalline Grid and many fantastical new concepts. The core idea is the notion that our DNA stores Akashic information, hence the subtitle referring to the “Blue Print Within.” Much of “junk” DNA is tied to our Akash, plus we each have energetic DNA entangled in our energy body that can’t be seen by the human eye under a microscope. The Akashic Field entangles individuals, the earth, and the cosmos together.

Much of what makes us unique is DNA Akashic information from countless lifetimes. Kryon talks a lot about “mining your Akash,” finding all the talents and strengths from previous incarnations to enhance the current one. That’s an intriguing idea.

The Akashic DNA also explains the extraordinary children being born on the planet. As we enter the new cosmos age, the DNA is changing. Children will “remember” more of their past lives and tap into talents. They will develop and learn faster partly because they will access their Akashic information in an unprecedented manner.

The Human Akash will challenge your understanding of how the world works.

Ultimately, Kryon is an encourager. He knows “old souls” have been through a lot of struggle. They have their doubts that humankind will ever quit repeating a pattern of war and global destruction. Kryon says we’re on a new path, creating a better world than we can even imagine.

I hope he is right. At any rate, the books and audio messages are food for thought..and hope for the future.

And so it is.

 

 

 

Sensational, Spiritual Sex

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“When I make love, I’m giving myself to that person body and spirit. I absorb a part of him and he takes away a part of me. If I had sex with a lot of different people, it would be like losing pieces of myself that I can’t ever get back. If I’m making love with the same person over and over, then we’re becoming closer and closer, becoming spiritually and emotionally bonded.” Persephone Jones, Ain’t Love Grand?

Interestingly, that’s the most highlighted paragraph by readers of my first novel, Ain’t Love GrandOur entertainment industry and media circus blasts us with the sexual sell. Lots of beautiful bodies rubbing against each other. Our headlines are filled with the dark side of sex–sexual abuse, pornography, pedophiles, disgraced clergy and politicians, the list goes on and on. Everyone is looking’ for love in all the wrong places, as the song goes.

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Despite all the hoopla, our Puritanical roots run deep. My daughter recently surprised me with a comment. She noted that in a Bible study class of the large midwestern church she attends, she was the only person in the room who said her mother talked to her openly and positively about sex from an early age.

Of course, I started my book writing career spinning out romantic novels. I’m definitely pro-sex. Mainly I’m pro-love.  Sexual connection is so much more than a body slam and exchange of fluids. So much more than a necessary act for procreation.

Sex is a quantum activity. A mind/body/spirit connection.

Taking it to the emotional level of making love, sex creates energetic bonds unlimited by time and space. Currently a YouTube video is making the rounds showing the emotional impact of 30 year old love affair, long over but obviously not forgotten. The fact that this one moment captured on film resonates with millions of people, illustrates the deep, timeless bonds of love and sex.

There’s nothing casual about sex.

Having meaningless, multiple encounters is simply giving sections of yourself away, never to be whole again. A part of you drifts off attached to a stranger. You become a jigsaw  puzzle with missing pieces. Sex shouldn’t be commodity, something to barter, although historically often women haven’t had anything else to sell. Prostitution isn’t called the oldest profession for nothing. It’s also part of the old energy.

We should be teaching our children the joy of love and sex. Appropriate behavior should be discussed early and openly. Take a look at how children in The Netherlands are taught:

Sex and Spirituality

Deepak Chopra wrote an article listing 12 Insights into Sex and Spirituality. My personal favorites:

  • Bliss, carefreeness and playfulness are the essence of sex.
  • Sexual energy is the primal and creative energy of the universe. All things that are alive come from sexual energy. In animals and other life forms, sexual energy expresses itself as biological creativity. In humans, sexual energy can be creative at all levels — physical, emotional and spiritual. In any situation — where we feel attraction, arousal, awakening, alertness, passion, interest, inspiration, excitement, creativity, enthusiasm — in each of these situations, sexual energy is at work. Whenever we feel these states of awareness, we must put our attention on the energy that we are experiencing, nourishing it with our attention, experiencing it with joy and keeping it alive in our awareness.
  • Meaningful sex has to be value based. Values are personal. Each situation that has sexual energy in it, involves the whole human being and their entire value system. My values may be different from yours, and I have no right to be the moral judge of anyone’s values. It is important, however, to have core values, and respect them. Without values, we become spiritually bankrupt. Sexual experience will never cause problems and will always be joyful, if lovers share the same values.
  • True intimacy is union between flesh and flesh, between subtle body and subtle body, between soul and soul. Sexual energy is sacred energy. When we have restored the sexual experience to the realm of the sacred, our world will be chaste and divine, holy and healed.

As our world view shifts and we come to understand that everything is energy, we need to explore basic sexual energy, its power, beauty, and strength. Great sex is a spiritual experience. Auric fields overlap, energy explodes and bonds. The colors behind your eyes reflect the very real spectrum of  colliding auric lights, lover to lover. Quantum fireworks.

Definitely part of the Supernal Adventure!

Wishing you beautiful lovers,

Dana Taylor

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The Best of the Blogosphere This Week

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My interview with Ellis Nelson made the cut. Thanks, Richard the Third!

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Now that the “blogs i’m following” section of this page is pretty lively, I wanted to take some time to highlight some of the best stuff on other people’s pages. Here we go:

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