What is “Supernal Living?”


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. 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 a friend from an “incurable” disease through the gifted hands of a Reiki therapist, Helen (Ripples of Light), set us on a new course.

Studying subjects such as quantum physics, integrative medicine, paranormal events, energy healing 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.


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Women’s Fiction with Spiritual Flair

Finding mainstream novels with a spiritual component is rare. I know, there are thousands of books from Christian publishers, but, personally I often find them restrictive. They stay too safely in “the box” for my taste. Here are two novels from authors I’ve followed through the years who don’t stay in “the box.” Back in the day when I was on Internet radio, I enjoyed interviewing them.

51JfbzaPICL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Barbara O’Neal is a prolific award winning author (aka “Barbara Samuel” and “Ruth Wind”). Rising through the ranks of romance writing into women’s fiction, she creates complex characters that tug at your heart and also make you think. The Garden of Happy Endings features a unitarian female pastor, Reverend Elsa Montgomery, caught in the grips of personal and spiritual crisis. After many years as a successful minister in Seattle, a tragedy in the congregation unmoors her so much, the church leadership insists she take a sabbatical. The bulk of the story takes place in her hometown of Pueblo, Colorado. There she must deal with the man she gave to God, plus her sister is also in the midst of crisis. Healing for all is centered on the community garden, where Elsa pours her ministerial energies. As always, I enjoyed O’Neal’s unfolding story and relationships, but really relished inclusion of ministerial people working for God, but confronted with all-too-human emotions. As a bonus, there are even some mystical moments to satisfy supernal appetites.   And as the title implies, there’s a happy ending.

512xfdrBniL._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_And for your further spiritual reading enjoyment, take a trip to Pie Town with author, Lynne Hinton. My radio interview with Hinton especially sticks in my mind because at the time she was pastoring a church in a small rural community. We discussed her personal journey from North Carolina, to a Masters in Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California to ministering in the Southwest. Pie Town takes place in New Mexico, a place of lost hopes and dreams, looking for inspiration. A new, fresh-out-of seminary priest is assigned to the small Catholic Church, and soon realizes he is unprepared for the cultural mixture of Hispanics, Anglos, and Native Americans all struggling to make a living. And when he brings a pregnant hitch-hiker into town, he unwittingly creates more drama. Hinton’s personal experience dealing with all the personalities that make up a congregation shines through the piece. Pie Town offers an entertaining slice of life with spiritual underpinnings.

Both of these authors spin compelling tales that entertain and lift your spirits. Check out all their work:

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Happy Reading!

Dana Taylor

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Journey to John of God

51LKldiQ-NL._SX314_BO1,204,203,200_ Book Review by Dana Taylor

Spiritism, mediumship, physical surgeries performed on standing patients with no anesthesia or standard hygienic procedures, ecstatic other-worldly blissful experiences. Welcome to the world of John of God.

201012-omag-john-of-god-joao-600x411 Stories of this healer in Brazil have been circulating for many years. Oprah produced a show about him. I’ve seen videos. People dressed in white waiting in lines to stand before him. Closeups of  skin crawling “surgeries” up the nose, eye scraping, abdominal incisions. Lord knows I have an open mind about alternative healing, but John of God has been a stretch, even for me.

And yet…as time has gone by, I now have friends who have made their pilgrimages to see him and reported strong experiences. Most compelling, I saw Wayne Dyer looking vibrantly well and heard him credit a long distance surgery from John of God Entities for eradicating his leukemia. The whole episode is related in Dyer’s book, Wishes Fulfilled. After he passed suddenly in August 2015 of a heart attack, no sign of leukemia appeared in his autopsy. Very intriguing.

So, when a free copy of Gail Thackray’s Spiritual Journeys: Visiting John of God popped up on my Facebook feed, I downloaded the book. Thackray herself is a medium and Reiki healer. The book tells her personal journey and reveals the world of John of God from the view point of someone already living a multidimensional life. She takes the reader through all the steps of the John of God experience. For anyone wondering, “what’s it like to visit John of God,” this is the book for you.

Born  of humble Brazilian beginnings, João Teixeira de Faria, showed physic ability from an early age. Trained as a tailor, he never learned to read or write. After an encounter with an angelic presence, he joined a Spiritist Church and began his journey as a channel of many Entities, including King Solomon and several doctors. Each has a distinct personality. Over the years he developed a team of assistants and purchased a property known as Casa de Dom Inacio in the village of Abadiania. Seekers from around the globe arrive for physical, spiritual, and emotional healing. People often return many times.

While miraculous healings happen, the road to wellness is often a process, rather than an instant occurrence. Sometimes the real healing wasn’t what a person expected. In fact, “expect the unexpected” is probably the best approach to John of God. 

12494969_10156328868445212_5733979605069571758_nThackray weaves her personal story with her John of God visits that brings a down-to-earth quality to out-of-this-world experiences. Her enthusiasm and affection for the man known as Medium João takes a lot of the weirdness out of the usual John of God stories. She paints a picture of a humble man, trying his best to offer amazing spirituals gifts for the benefit of humanity. Medium João never charges for healings or his time. Money is raised through the selling of crystals mined from the property he owns and other business ventures. 

As the book closes, Thackray accepts a life mission from the Entities and takes the healing energies beyond the confines of Brazil into the world. So, in some ways, this book about John of God may just be the beginning of Thackray’s extraordinary journey in spiritual healing.

Time will tell. At any rate, this is an interesting peek at the legendary healer known as John of God.

For more information visit GailThackray.com  JohnofGod.com



Spirits Are Dancing


Spirits are dancing with delight. The wood nymphs, the devas, the sprites.

Spinning in the meadows, singing in the dew. Rejoicing dawn’s light, shining bright and new.

Cavort in the glen, leap in the creeks, feel the mist kiss cherry-red cheeks.

Spirits celebrate each renewing day. A fresh beginning to be thankful and pray.

Honor the Creator and all of creation ~ the dove, the lion, the lizard, the rock ~ every whim of Divine imagination.

Yes, Spirits are dancing.



Spirits are Dancing Copyright © 2016 Dana Taylor. All Rights Reserved

Artwork by Zorina Baldescu

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Past Life Regression Therapy Uncovers Root Causes of Distress

Barbara Becker

Barbara Becker

Barbara Becker is an award-winning author and holistic healer. The following article presents an excellent illustration of the value of past life regression therapy. She is a certified Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique practitioner.

Posted with permission from Barbara Becker Healer.com

Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique is the modality of past life regression and self healing that the world renown and well respected Dolores Cannon, discovered, developed and perfected to give clients the quickest and easiest manner of deep trance level hypnosis. She and her daughter, Julia Cannon, taught others how to facilitate these powerful and transformative sessions. There are now over 5,000 QHHT practitioners all over the world.

As a Level 2 QHHT practitioner, the experience I’ve gained in facilitating these sessions over the past year, and the advanced level training in the 2nd level QHHT course, have prepared me to help my clients experience their sessions in a comfortable, safe and unconditional loving environment. My life experience training that I have shared in my book, Enclosure: A Spiritual Autobiography, has prepared me to expect the unexpected. Working with the unknown is where I thrive, and in turn, be the best guide that I can, for my clients. There is no subject or scenario that I’m not willing to explore. People come to me from all walks of life, and are wanting to face their fears, clear up karma, and find direction and purpose in their life. A Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique session provides these interests and more, much more. In my humble opinion, QHHT sessions are so comprehensive in clearing karma, removing disease and illness, providing answers to questions, and giving the client a closer connection to their Higher Self and God/Source Energy, that usually only one session is necessary, in accordance with their soul path, missions, agreements and contracts. For many, a person doesn’t know what is possible until they experience a QHHT session. At the very least, and what I consider to be pure gold, is a client finds out more about themselves and what inner work needs to be done by them. When inner work is completed, a person will advance on their spiritual journey and finds peace and harmony in their life. This is the path or journey to Enlightenment. In that regard, QHHT is sacred work, sacred service.

917IKWm+lFL._SL1500_In this session, the client’s Higher Self was talking with me about her concern of anxiety about public exposure. She clams up in groups and has what is termed “situational anxiety”. Under hypnosis, we are looking for the root cause of this anxiety. The client shared her experiences of her parents reading her private diary as a teenager. She was physically and verbally punished for writing down her feelings and thoughts. As you can imagine, this was very traumatic on her psyche (the human mind, soul or spirit). For the purpose of privacy, I will call her Kelly.

I knew we struck a chord, a button, if you will, simply by asking for the root cause of her situational anxiety and observing her immediate discomfort. The discomfort was based in fear and it was very deep. This is good. This is where QHHT goes, and brings the underlying problem to the surface of the consciousness, in order for it to be released and healing ensues. My job is to walk on this journey with the client, providing emotional and mental support. Kelly is being shown a scene.

Kelly: Big sigh. “We have to be really quiet. We have to continue our lives so no one notices us.”

Barbara: Why?

K: Big sigh. I can’t talk. Ahhhhhhh. shhhhhh.

B: Is the Ego interfering a little bit?

The Ego will protect the client at all costs. That’s its job. However, the Higher Self is also protecting the client. The Higher Self is very powerful and loving. I will talk with the Ego and the Higher Self, just like they are people in the room, and remind everyone we are all on the same page. We want the best for the client.

What happened next shows us this client was able to merge her Ego with her Higher Self, allowing what ever needs to happen to come to fruition. I already know the Higher Self will not show the client anything the client can’t handle. She was able to look at the past life scene the Higher Self was showing her, while I was talking with them. I further asked the Higher Self to calm Kelly down so she’ll be able to describe what they are showing her. And it worked beautifully!

K: I’m holding really still and I’m trying not to let on that he’s my husband. [the client began stuttering] Whoa, whoa.

B: It’s all right. [Said with a calming voice]

Kelly’s body was motionless. She was in the scene.


K: I’ve seen them do it before and they’re going to do it to us. The stage is not a stage. If you want to call it, it’s a hu-humiliation stage. There’s an officer, like a Nazi officer… and he’s really cold hearted. Cause, I know that because, I have a heart and I’m a woman. And I can feel this man is super shut down. Nothing motivates this man more than power.

B: Is this the Nazi looking guy?

K: Yeah!! He, he, he, he, uses his power to be sadistic to people. He is not a torturer. He’s too clean for that. Other guys do stuff like that. What he does, as he tries to control the masses, by pulling people up and interrogating them and basically using them- people, as he used us as an example. If you don’t do what we want this is what could happen to you. Even though he was cold and shut down, I could sense he had an intuitive sense and how to weasel into people’s psyche and he would break them. I was afraid he would torture my husband in front of me. And there are people and I can’t look them in the eye, because they know they are there and like in anticipation. But I think they are forced to be there. And your world becomes very small. You can’t see much when you’re in the midst of a survival situation. And I was tuned into this Nazi officer. He’s all verbal and stern. If I let on that I’m related to my husband, he plays on that and controls me or the other people or he would torture me to get my husband to do something.

(Now Kelly started remembering her current childhood memories of her dad beating her, in front of her siblings when he lost his temper. Her mom did not step in to save her from this humiliation.)

K: And so its like, the crowd of people around us, they were powerless. They were afraid. And we felt so alone. And we were higher than them, that’s why it was a stage. And some of the people were friendly to you, but it felt like they were accomplices because they did nothing. They were trying to survive. When I was there, all I could think about was protecting my husband. I can’t remember anything after that.

B: That’s okay. Perhaps that is all they (the Higher Self) want you to see at this time, to help you understand the root cause of it.

K: Big sigh.

B: I’m asking the Higher Self to help Kelly heal this soul memory. Are you able to do this at this time?

Kelly made a huge grunting sigh like when a person trance channels. This is confirmation for me, that the Higher Self is coming through and forward now.

HS: Yes.

B: Can you release it from her?

HS: Ah, yes.

B: Thank you so much!

And this was just a smidgeon of this amazing healing session for Kelly. Dolores found that once the client knows the root cause of a current problem, be it physical, mental or emotional, the problem goes away immediately. Oftentimes the root cause is found in a past life.

Blessings and love,

Barbara Becker

 If you have physical, mental or emotional illness, or need to clear your chakras and energy fields to attain optimum health, a channeled healing can be given over the phone. 

Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique private sessions provide the opportunity for you to heal yourself, find out where you are from and your life purpose. Find out the missions you agreed to perform here on Earth and elsewhere. Receive guidance and a solid connection with your Higher Self. Find out more here: http://barbarabeckerhealing.com/services/#quantum


What 2015 Brought

It was great to make Ellis Nelson’s short list! I’m going to check out the others. Wishing everyone many Supernal Adventures in the New Year!


As 2015 draws to a close, I suspect most of us get reflective. What happened that surprised us, delighted us, disappointed us? Like most years, 2015 was a mixed batch of experiences. We decide which tag to give each one. I have a container filled with little slips of paper that mark what I label good experiences and soon it will be time to review those in the spirit of gratitude. Always there is the tug of those events that never materialized. But linear time demands we move on, but not before a shout out to some of the new friends I welcomed in 2015. Here are five people  who have enriched my life and moved us closer to a paradigm shift.

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What happened to Matthew 25:34-40?

th-7  In the past few weeks images of the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernadino, alongside the pictures of desperate Syrians jumping off flimsy rubber boats, or worse, their children’s corpses washing up on the beach, have rendered me fairly mute. Are there words eloquent enough to express the heart wrenching emotion of these events? Is there any wisdom to offer making sense of this global chaos? What is an appropriate response to madness? 

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 file photo, a Syrian refugee child sleeps in his father's arms while waiting at a resting point to board a bus, after arriving on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos. Bold ideas for helping Syrian refugees and their overburdened Middle Eastern host countries are gaining traction among international donors who were shocked into action by this year's migration of hundreds of thousands of desperate Syrians to Europe. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, File)

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th-8Then there’s The Donald and others waving Bibles while spouting rhetoric filled with fear, anger and vengeance representing the face of American Christianity. As a follower of Christ myself, I want to tell the world, those people do not represent me.

But where is there somebody offering a Christian message as I understand it? Where’s the Jesus guy who stands with the poor, the whores, and the sick? Where’s the teacher who forgives 70 times 70 and turns back a killing mob by suggesting “he without sin cast the first stone?”

What happened to Matthew 25:34-40?

‘Come you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me. I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ and the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it one to of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Awards, Xander TaylorI recently  took my daughter’s suggestion and listened to #47 of the RobCastRob Bell‘s interview with British evangelical leader, Steve Chalke. While famous in England, he was unknown to me. Chalke was born in South London, a poverty-entrenched area. His accent reveals his roots, a “bloke” of the common class. Of unremarkable parentage, society didn’t expect much from him. At age 14 he was attending a Baptist youth group, mainly to be close to a pretty girl he fancied. Though she rejected him, he discovered the Christian message and relationship with spirit that set his thinking apart from those around him.

One night on a walk home after church, he received a vision of himself. He would open schools, hostels, and run hospitals. He would work with the disenfranchised, the abused, neglected. Society’s rejects.

In other words, he would represent Christ on earth in very practical ways. When he was 24, he and his wife, Cornelia, founded their first hostel for abused teens and named it The Oasis. That was the beginning. Bringing his vision to fruition, he took over management of violent, failing schools and dilapidated churches and shepherded them into places of vitality, kindness, and success.

288743_503411136339400_1953442212_o Much like Father Greg Boyle and Homeboy Industries is transforming the gang culture of Los Angeles, Chalke is working from the inside out of a rotting British society to restore and renew people through the simple message of love and compassionate action that Christ taught.

They may not be the loudest voices in the din, these workers of the Light. They aren’t followed around by media hounds trying to get the next sound bite. Like Mother Teresa, like Salvation Army Founders William and Catherine Booth, and countless other ministries across the globe, the followers of Christ are feeding the poor, helping the widows, and sharing the good news of God’s love. It’s that simple and easily overlooked in the noise and chaos of politics and anger.

I hope that in the next elections I have the opportunity to vote for someone who lives by the standard ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it one to of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ Even if I don’t, I’ll keep supporting the people who live by that philosophy because it’s clear to me that is the true path to peace on earth.


It was the way Christ fought the terrorists of his time and still the best model for us today.  The Light still overcomes the Dark.

Listen Here: Steve Chalke and the Oasis Story

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Oasis, UK    Homeboy Industries  Tattoos on the Heart