40 Years of Channeling Bashar

Film Review by Dana Taylor
In some circles, like mine, channeling is No Big Deal. In the last forty years I’ve run the gamut of Edgar Cayce, Jane Roberts (Seth Books), Abraham-Esther Hicks, Lee Carroll/Kryon, and A Course in Miracles. Hence, the life work of Darryl Anka channeling Bashar lacks any credibility gap for me. (Also my closest friends sometimes channel, which was, admittedly, startling the first few times.) Though I’ve been aware of Anka and Bashar, watched some interviews and channeling sessions, I’ve not been a devotee. Part of the reason, has been I’ve been late to the party and not known where to jump into the material.
Darryl Anka
This week in browsing the films available at Gaia, I happened across the docu-drama, First Contact, written and directed by Darryl Anka. Anka lays out his life as a channel for Bashar, from first encounter to an overview of the whole Bashar experience. Anka spent a few years in the film industry, so the overall professional feel to the production is a step above much of the YouTube homemade fare. Employing actor James Woods as the narrator also raises the bar of watchability.
While many channeled entities identify themselves as angelic, ascended masters, or a collective intelligence, Bashar is an extraterrestrial, one of the “Grey” ETs, as they have been dubbed on planet earth. He has a whole backstory of his civilization that is the stuff of true sci-fi. Interestingly, I found that segment giving me the most internal push back. I recognized the successful programming of the establishment in my psyche to immediately dismiss such claims as ludicrous. Keeping an open mind can be a struggle.
Hang in there, because ensuing material regarding quantum states, space travel, physical reality, the nature of time, and more, are thought provoking for the supernal adventurer. Anka comes across as an ordinary person living an extraordinary life, not so very different from my friends, just much more public.
Anka and I are about the same age, both raised in Southern California. We were allowed to be open to multidimensional experiences, without fear of condemnation, shame or ridicule. Or being burned at the stake.
First Contact offers an intriguing peek into the world of channeling. It’s available at both Gaia and Amazon Prime Video. Reading the reviews at Amazon reveal the chasm of belief systems. While 56% of reviews give it 5 stars, 25% of reviews rate it with 1 star and often angry words (“trash,” “psychotic,” “fake”).
My advice is judge for yourself.

Available at Amazon Prime Video and Gaia

Bright Blessings,
Dana Taylor

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New Channeled Messages From Tina Louise Spalding

I first became aware of trance channel Tina Louise Spalding a few years ago when I read her thought provoking, controversial book, Jesus, My Autobiography (see my review here). At the time she had a small YouTube following, which has now blossomed to 23,000 plus. Trance channels are ubiquitous on YouTube.  All channeling entities must utilize the vocabulary and mental capacity of their hosts. From my observation, the ego and personality of the host can muddy the material. One of things I like about Tina is her apparent lack of ego. Her years of studying A Course in Miracles has freed her from the fear of rejection or the need for approval where most people dwell.

Tina is focusing on fulfilling her life purpose as a trance channel. She gets out of the way and allows the material to come through. She isn’t caught up in branding herself or being anyone’s guru. While she has channeled a group entity (Ananda), some celebrities, she’s mostly channeling Jesus nowadays. In January of 2019 she began a daily reading of the lessons of A Course in Miracles, which was followed by short commentaries from Jesus. Her daily discipline of recording and posting despite personal distractions and obligations is admirable. Surely she had some “gimme a break, Jesus” days. But she carried on and the material is now a full, viable companion to A Course in Miracles entitled A Year of Forgiveness, available as a Kindle e-book. A hardback paperback is expected in October. The original YouTube videos are still available.

Jesus gave her a few months off, but now He is back with two daily commentaries in a series which began on September 7, 2020. Spalding has committed to recording morning and evening messages from Jesus for 40 Days and 40 Nights. The intent behind the messages is helping humanity adjust to current events and upheavals of The Shift. 2020 is certainly a year of great change. Life will be forever altered for everyone at some level. Many of the spiritual community speak of the Awakening and moving from a 3-D existence to a 5-D world ala Kryon, Steve Nobel and others. The Jesus coming through Spalding paints an awareness that people are fearful and confused. Some may hang on to their sense of loss, whether it be a job, loved ones, or homes, and never get past the pain. This Jesus points out the mental programming that has influenced thinking from parents, school, governments, and media. It’s time to develop critical thinking.

40 Days and 40 Nights promises to be thought-provoking with possibly more than a few Aha! moments. The Jesus message of forgiveness, hope and love comes shining through.

If you’re looking for a fresh Supernal Adventure, explore the messages coming through Tina Louise Spalding.

Calm Down and Shape Up With These Videos

by Dana Taylor

April 4, 2020

Keeping body, mind, and spirit together in quarantine isn’t easy. YouTube provides a variety of instruction, inspiration, and distraction. Here are some of my favorite channels to help you through the long days.

BODY

Fear and inactivity combine to produce physical aches and pains. Stiff back, anyone?  Qigong is an energy balancing, mild exercise modality to release tension and balance the body. Qigong with Kseny has a large selection of short routines to plug into your day whenever you feel the need to dispel tension and calm down.

The hoyden of workouts, Denise Austin, has kept America Fit and Slim for several decades. She’s still going strong. Whether you’re looking for cardio, interval training, yoga, pilates, or dancercize, Denise has a video for you.

MIND

How about trying to get sleep? Isn’t that a blast? YOGA NIDRA can turn off your monkey mind and help you drift off. This meditation from Liz Hill is working for me.

SPIRIT

There’s no lack of spiritual guides on YouTube. Everyone should practice great discernment when it comes to buying into anyone else’s view points. The preachers, astrologers and soothsayers are making lots of noise. My best advice is exercise critical thinking. Don’t just jump down the rabbit hole. That being said, here are a couple of my favorite spirit-minded guides:

Lee Harris is an intuitive guide. He offers cosmic perspectives for Lightworkers as we navigate this amazing era of human history.

Steve Nobel has uploaded 200 transmissions and interviews since 2016. His message is for Starseeds and Lightworkers. Personally, I find the transmissions powerful and refreshing. Most afternoons, I’ll take a power nap and turn on Steve. His soothing voice takes me to la-la land where I don’t actually sleep, but somehow reboot my body and brain. My body often buzzes with energy. If you’re open to mystical mind trips, float away with with Steve Nobel.

SUPERNAL MEDITATIONS

Travel to Hawaii with me to Makapu’u Beach for a sunset meditation into the tidal pools, meet a Hawaiian Ancestor, and release your tension into the turquoise waves of the Pacific.

Relax to the angel inspired Supernal Healing Chants received in my morning meditations.

Peace and blessings in these days of Spiritual Shaking and Awakening. Stay well!

Dana

Battle germs with essential oils

Supernal Living with Dana Taylor

REVISED: January 2020
Something is definitely in the air, and I’m not talking about L-O-V-E. The coronavirus is front pages news right now. Seems a good time to revisit some commonsense ways a family can protect themselves from viruses circling the globe. The human immune system has a marvelous capacity to attack and overcome viral and bacterial invasions everyday. No need to panic. Just be smart. Use good basic hygiene. Always wash hands after public exposure and wear a face mask if the flu is reported in your area. If someone is ill in your home, keep a bowl of water and bleach standing. Always dip your hands in the solution after being in the sick room. Here are my go-to essential oils. My family has used Young Living Essential Oils since the early 1990’s. There are probably other good brands on the market, but Young Living has served us…

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“Faith is our Survival,” Words from an Iranian Prison

2019 marks the fourth Christmas for Nazanin Radcliffe to languish in an Iranian prison caught in a power struggle between Britain and Iran. This week her husband, Richard, and five-year-old daughter, Gabriella, help vigil outside the British Prime Minister’s residence on Downing Street.

Read the Daily Mail report here.

Nazanin and baby Gabriella were detained at the Tehran International Airport three and a half years ago after a visit with Nazanin’s parents. Though accused of plotting against the Iranian regime, it appears Nazanin is a pawn in a dispute over an old debt from Britain to the Iranian government. Until recently Gabriella lived with her grandparents and visited her mother, when allowed, in prison. Bittersweet moments with Gabriella and occasional long distance phone conversations with Richard have punctuated Nazanin’s months, days, and years of incarceration. Gabriella is now with her father in London. Her mum’s imprisonment will no doubt be a defining theme of her life.

I’ve been praying for Nazanin through the ordeal, hoping for her freedom, and consciously joining others in prayers to mitigate and improve the circumstances of her days. Read and sign the Free Nazanin Ratcliffe Petition at Change.org.

Below is a poem Nazanin transmitted through Richard. “A Yard of Sky” so poignantly expresses her pain and hope for better days. 

You remain in our hearts, Nazanin…..

A Yard of Sky

by Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Sometimes days can pass

Without me seeing the sky

Except that small piece with the lonely cloud

Brooding over the prison yard

Our view in this far off place

While elsewhere the trees bloom

And the sun dazzles

And the leaves fall

And the snows come again

In our yard of sky

Days do not differ

They do not pass, but repeat

As a mother alone

These days I am a lonely mother:

I bathed my baby in my tears of goodbye

My arms full of cuddles now ended,

With kisses of hope

For her return

On an adventure to be with her hero

Who she could only imagined for more than half her life

A reality now to mend.

I was left behind

With my repeating

While outside passes by and on

Tears my food, fears filling my mind

Solitude too often my friend, and doubt my relentless foe

What if they never let me go?

Laughter become my past, sorrow only my present

And hope on a horizon hard to see

Yesterday we sat in the yard

We welcomed the newcomers from solitary

And baked scones for breakfast

Which we ate with pistachio peel jam

Willing it to taste sweet

We showed them the yard of winter sun

Wishing it to be warm

I talked of the almond tree

In my grandparents’ village up in the hills.

It survives the wind and cold and storm

Then bears the most beautiful blossoms

And almonds so sweet in May

I talked of the almond tree we have at home

Now far away

I talked of being strong

To myself as well as to those listening

For when the seasons move again.

Freedom needs its faiths

That faith is our survival

Within these walls of recurring days

And absences

Across the swirling storms of Iran

That lonely days of separation will pass,

That the walls will fall

That beyond the pale sun

Injustice will become a shadow

And our trees of solitude will blossom again

In the sky beyond the yard.

One day we will sit on our own balcony

And see the sky open wide

Watching the seals in their sunbathing

A new breakfast of scones and jam

Understanding their sweetness anew

With the happiness in arms so long out stretching

And cuddles no longer missed

Now to fill a new life.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Evin Prison, Winter 2019

 

Magical Maui Weekend

by Dana Taylor

Magical Maui beckoned last weekend with an invitation to visit a new AirBnB cottage set up by a friend (Christine) of a friend (Patti). Before dawn on Saturday morning Patti and I took the 40 minute jet ride from Honolulu to Maui, rented a car, and set off for adventure.
 We began the day at the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm where we toured their garden, filled with unique tropical plants and flowers. With lookouts over the valleys and across the ocean, it is truly an enchanting experience. I sat on a bench and meditated while mild breezes ruffled my clothes.
On the recommendation from the friendly gals in the gift shop, we enjoyed a quality sandwich at Grandma’s Cafe for lunch.  Afterwards we visited the Maui Winery and purchased a bottle of their unique pineapple wine.

Kula Cottontail Cottage

It was only a few minutes from there to the main event– Kula Cottontail Cottage. The cottage is tucked into the hills on property owned by Christine and Sam Heidema, who live in another house on the grounds. This energetic young couple have turned a tired rental property into a cozy cottage on their small upcountry natural fiber farm. With a career in constructural engineering, Sam designed and remodeled the cottage with comfort and practicality in mind. Christine’s creative artistry added the touches of welcoming charm. A living room, a bedroom with a comfy kingsize bed, one bath, washer and dryer, make a it an affordable two-person getaway.

Christine Heidema

                          
While the view between the trees from the porch across the sea is lovely, it’s the unique critters in the backyard that provide the “wow” moment. Christine creates natural yarn from the animals on her property. Pictured here are her two pregnant alpacas, Faith and Hope. Their serene gazes are food for the soul. Each spring the animals are shorn. Christine uses age old techniques to wash, comb,  and spin yarn from their fleece. She also keeps an assortment of angora rabbits and laboriously combs and spins together strands of their fur into skeins of yarn. Each Saturday she sells her yarns at the local Farmer’s Market. Most weekends her stock is gone by the end of the morning.
The elegant outdoor seating area provides a fireplace to warm the surprisingly chilly Maui nights. Faith and Hope are just on the other side of the fence, providing a storybook ambiance. As the sun set, Patti and I sipped our pineapple wine (delicious) at the outdoor table, surrounded by alpacas, bunnies, and the occasional free roaming chicken.
After a good meal at the Kula Bistro, we slept under comforters to ward off cold night air. After living in the perpetual summer of Honolulu, cool air was a real treat. The next morning I roused before Patti and performed my daily yoga and meditations as the sun rose and the neighboring roosters provided a crowing symphony to greet the day. After a simple breakfast and a short visit with Christine and Sam, we packed up our belongings and bid the Cottontail Cottage goodbye to continue our adventure.
Cottontail Cottage is the perfect jumping off spot to visit the majestic Haleakala, the East Maui Volcano. Designated as a National Park, the dormant volcano rises 28,000 feet from the sea floor, making it the third highest mountain on the planet. The drive is a twisty, well paved road, up, up, up through amazing changing habitats. Areas of brush, eucalyptus, and pines ultimately give way to a moonscape of reddish lava boulders. Clouds dance across ridges and peaks. Artists strive to capture all the hues of earthen tones created by Mother Nature. Endangered and unique birds live in various areas. We spotted a few with great enthusiasm.
Volcano gazing can really build an appetite, so we wove down the mountain and cruised over to the Grand Wailea Waldorf Astoria for an elegant lunch. Tourists enjoyed their waterpark pools while the ocean rippled close by. The well appointed grounds display a dolphin fountain and a collection of world famous pudgy statues crafted by Fernando Botero. We finished out the afternoon in high style before we caught a plane home.
Would I recommend a stay at Kula Cottontail Cottage? Absolutely. Experience magical Maui away from the usual tourist meccas. You will love meeting Faith and Hope.

Find Kula Cottontail Cottage listed as “Upcountry Alpaca and Rabbit Working Fiber Farm” on Airbnb

For more information contact Christine Heidema at KulaCottontailCottage@gmail.com

Here are two videos of took of the interior and exterior of the property.

Bright blessings,
Dana Taylor