When I first met Angela Studer, The Stone Whisperer, two years ago she was, frankly, terrified. She and I had both washed up on the Hawaiian shore about the same time. I was a new widow embarking on the next phase of life, whatever that might be. Angela had been excited when a new job for her husband of 27 years had brought their family to Oahu. Living the dream turned nightmarish when he abandoned her and their son, leaving them less than $200 in the bank.
Born with psychic gifts and an optimistic spirit, she had endured the long, abusive marriage by focusing on the positive. On the mainland, she had developed a spiritual business designing crystal jewelry, offering energy healing, and classes as The Stone Whisperer. She raised a developmentally challenged son and made the best of a bad marriage.
Suddenly, she found herself in the middle of the Pacific ocean in one of the most expensive places to live. She couldn’t make her condo payments and wondered if she would soon be joining the ranks of the homeless, living under tarps on the sidewalks sheltered only by banyan trees. Despite her fear and trepidation, Hawaii felt like home. Indeed, the rocks and native Hawaiians seemed to welcome her as “o’hana”–family.
Even the language came easily to her, as if she already knew it. Akashic memories of a former life in ancient Lemuria emerged. A Hawaiian kahu (healer/respected elder) invited the blond mainlander with the Midwestern accent into her home and became her kumu (teacher). Angela learned healing methods, chants, and was ordained as a kahu, which is highly unusual. Native Hawaiians have learned through hard experience to keep their secrets to themselves. Yet they embraced Angela and gave her the name “Pohakuola” meaning “Living Rock.”
Though she expected to receive an eviction notice any day on the condo, she took good care of it. Inspired by her view of ancient volcanic mountains, she turned her backyard into sacred space. Bleached coral washed up on the beaches formed the boundaries of a labyrinth. She explored the west side of Oahu, an area seldom visited by tourists. She discovered sacred sites and energetic healing spots. Her spiritual guides brought creative ideas to mind to create income and utilize her gifts.
As Angela puts it, “I feel as though I am part of the rocks. I feel that I am their voice and they are alive, an extension of God’s source placed here to inspire us in more ways than we could imagine.”
She began offering “Hidden Oahu Spiritual Experience” tours. Visitors from around the world can get off the beaten track and be refreshed in quiet groves and tidal pools, and receive Angela’s unique healing gifts. Every tour is different, inspired by her guides’ leading for the people involved.
Crystals and gems began speaking to Angela again. New pieces of gallery quality, wire wrapped jewelry emerged from her imagination through the movements of her fingers with the wire and stones. She imbues each piece with healing energy.
Our paths have crossed intermittently through the past two years. I’ve visited her home for classes. The energy from all the stones and crystals is palpable. Her house has truly become sacred ground. Angela exudes a shining energy of love. Though she’s been forced to live a very hand-mouth-existence, she’s developed a deep faith in the God’s provision. Yet, she does her part. Seeking a firmer financial footing, she took real estate courses and recently passed her exams. She is now a licensed realtor.
She will bring her special gifts to her clients, offering to bless the houses they buy and sell through her. A vision is developing of a spiritual sanctuary with workshops, labyrinth, and guest rooms. Seeing what Angela has accomplished in two years against the odds makes her dream seem quite plausible.
Angela is so much more than a survivor, she is a beacon of the Aloha spirit. If you’re visiting Oahu soon, consider adding a Hidden Oahu Sacred Experience to your “must do” list. You may discover the stones will whisper to you also.
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Website: Talking to Stones
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.
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.”
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.
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,
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Thanks to the Internet, I’ve become cyberfriends with spiritually mindful people around the world. Many of them reside in Australia. I’ve had the good fortune to discover healer and channeler, Janice Hunneybell. She has published two books of channeled material from the unlikely source of the American singer, John Denver. Things That I Believe In and All You Need is Love are delightful, filled with inspirational insights written with a strong John Denver voice, especially the first book.
I interviewed Jan via Skype to gain better insight into how her channeling talents evolved. Jan was born in post-World War II England. While she didn’t have the happiest of childhoods, she didn’t have the worst. She married and had children. She was “normal.”
Of course, like many of us, “normal” had its ups and downs. She enjoyed a fair amount of “women’s intuition,” but wouldn’t have put herself in a psychic category. Moving to Australia with her husband and children in 1989 sent her into an emotional tailspin. She missed England and struggled to find her footing in her new home. After wallowing in despair for several months, one day she was thinking about how unhappy she was when she heard a male voice in her mind, asking, Are you going to be miserable for the rest of your life or are you going to do something about it?
This was a new experience but she somehow knew this ‘voice’ cared and was challenging her to think differently, so she made a choice for change. Jan returned to study and later joined groups at a local healing center.
One early morning in 1996 she awoke at 4:30 and heard a voice say, you can heal with these hands. Reiki soon came into her life – she didn’t know what it was, but knew she had to do it. After receiving treatments, she signed up for a Reiki I class and received the level one attunement.
Jan recalled, “During the night after the Reiki I attunement I woke and had the sense of being surrounded by many people, including one bigger, more powerful being. I felt a surge of energy and went back to sleep. When I woke again I wondered what had happened to me and heard the words ‘integration of self.’ A few days later, in meditation, I felt myself growing, a little like Alice in Wonderland. I expanded into the clouds, yet felt the earth was still beneath my feet. I was surrounded by guides and angels. Jesus was there, which surprised me because I wasn’t a follower, although I believed in him. He spoke with me and at the end, two angels, one pink and one blue, stood either side of me. They shrank before my eyes and went into my ears! I heard them say, we are with you always.”
She became clairaudient. Poems poured into her mind. She worked with healing energy, studied healing modalities, attended classes, and followed her Higher Self inner wisdom. By 1997 she felt she needed to open herself to channeling.
She received an energy treatment from her Reiki Master. “I felt like I was going through a birth canal,” she said.
During an afternoon with her spiritual teacher, her first guide, Arthur, came through. He helped her calm the chatter of mind talk to be an effective channel. Arthur exemplified unconditional love. He shared his philosophy and became a treasured teacher. Later, on a trip to England she visited Glastonbury, the ancient home and burial grounds of the fabled King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. Walking the gardens she became overwhelmed with emotion and heard, I am Arthur, son of Uther Pendragon. Was her guide, Arthur, the spirit of the Arthurian legends?
Jan smiles wistfully, “It can’t be proven, but I like to think so.”
At any rate, the door to channeling opened in her mind. She received messages from many nonphysical beings, including some historical figures such as Mother Mary and St. Francis. In September of that year a medium told her to expect an American connection and saw a crashed biplane.
On Sunday the 12th of October 1997 John Denver died when his two-seater plane crashed into the ocean off the coast of California. It was Monday the 13th in Australia. Six days later, Jan felt a spike of emotion, a huge smile spread across her face and she heard, good afternoon, it’s lovely to be here. John Denver became a regular visitor, often giving her beautiful lyrics to songs.
By September of 2001, she knew she would be writing a book, but didn’t know what it would be. She had grown in her ability to focus and channel for significant periods of time. She agreed to devote two hours a day to the project. JD began to dictate. The book came through over the course of one month, with very little editing needed. Things That I Believe In communicated the words and wisdom of John Denver, a passionate man who loved music, life, and the planet. Even in the nonphysical state, he still wanted to make a positive impact on the world. The book’s description says:
Through the mediumship of Janice Hunneybell, John, a singer, songwriter and environmentalist, communicates from beyond with the message that human consciousness continues after physical death. He shares his thoughts on life’s deepest questions – what happens when we die and why we are here – and talks about forgiveness, gratitude, fear and many other subjects in an informal but informative way, illustrating his message with personal examples. With the wisdom of hindsight, having looked back on the lessons of his own life and also having learned a great deal since his dramatic exit from the physical world, John gives his opinion on how to make the most of the life we have.
Getting the book from a raw manuscript to publication was a learning journey. Much like A Course In Miracles that began merely being copied on copy machines and passed around, Things That I Believe In was first read by members of the Spiritualist Church in Melbourne in a similar manner. People began encouraging Jan to have it published and available to the mass market. With the rise of digital publishing, both books of JD’s words of wisdom and love are finding a global audience.
All You Need is Love came through later with more pure information and less of the John Denver personality. When asked why much of the information came as voiceless words rather than in John’s voice, Spirit told her it took less energy to transmit the information that way. When she re-read the manuscript, John’s presence and voice was with her once more, adding additional insights as she reviewed what had been written – and reassuring her that these were his words.
Both books offer inspiration and encouragement from beyond the veil for people to make the most of their time on earth.
Jan continues her spiritual journey. JD appears to have moved on, but she has a growing healing and mediumship practice. Visit her Facebook site Janice Hunneybell — Inspired Thoughts to glimpse inside the mind of a gifted medium channel.
Rob 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.
What 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–
Visit the Rob Bell website at RobBell.com
Read my review of LOVE WINS
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.
Couple 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.