Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cherokee Indian youth's rite of Passage

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of Passage?
His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves himalone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not removethe blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone. Once he survives the night, he is aMAN. He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each ladmust come into manhood on his own. The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him. Maybe even some human might do him harm.The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he satstoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could become a man!

Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold. It was then that he discovered his father sitting on thestump next to him. He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm.

We, too, are never alone. Even when we don't know it, God is watching over us, sitting on the stump beside us. When trouble comes, all we have to do is reach out toHim. If you liked this story, pass it on. If not, you took off yourblindfold before dawn.

Moral of the story: Just because you can't see God, doesn't mean He is not there.
'For we walk by faith, not by sight.'

Turtle Dreamers Circle

About the Turtle Dreamers Circle of Northern Virginia

Indigenous Origin People indigenous to our land have held traditions about dreaming for a long time. They appreciate dreams as gifts of understanding and guidance for the tribe. People sharing dreams support and build community. Everyone dreams and it is easy to begin remembering dreams, if you are interested. Since dreams impart truth on many levels, both personal and social, sharing them helps us understand evolving situations and personal growth.

Welcome to visit
If you have recent dreams you would like to share please feel free to join any bi-monthly meeting in Sterling Virginia held on Tuesday nights twice each month.
We meet from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.
A potluck dinner happens beforehand at 7 PM for anyone who wants to share food and socialize. We ask people to let us know if they are coming.
Building Connection
As we meet and get to know each other well, we will consider what community projects we'd like to do and this too is a part of indigenous tradition. Linking dreams to community service is analogous to raising a windmill to the wind for power. If you have ever felt that change in society is something you want and can't have, this is the way to get it –with connection and trust.

This service will never be a burden –we'll each act on spiritual inspiration, including what our immediate neighbors ask us to do directly!
Linking to Other Circles
Another indigenous tradition we have access to is "prayer lodge" where people meet to detoxify, to pray, to connect, and to open their minds and hearts. Lodges at both Angel House in Leesburg, VA and also at Eden Valley in Dayton, MD are connected to this dreaming circle as is the spiritual teacher Lakota Hasie Frazier, who leads ceremonies of her own making, inspired by the ancients, her Grandmother and Grandfather ancestors. She first began the circles at home and later formed new ones elsewhere, so that this is available to anyone wishing to make peace

Sherry is on XM Radio - Mondays at 1 PM & 7 PM (ET)
On Broadminded - XM Channel 155 - Take 5
"It is not sufficient for religious people to be involved with prayer. Rather, they are morally obliged to contribute all they can to solving the world’s problems."-His Holiness the Dalai Lama

"History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sunday, December 7, 2008

New Years Eve Party with Psychic Sherry Sherry

Join MIX 107.3 for a Holiday Tradition! New Year's Eve at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill Featuring the Jack Diamond - Jim Steed Band!

What: MIX 107.3 New Year's Celebration
When: Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.
Welcome Reception from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Doors Open to Ballroom at 8:00 p.m.
Dinner will be served at 8:30 p.m.
Balloon Drop with Champagne Toast at 12:00 Midnight
Where: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Entertainment: Jack Diamond/Jim Steed Band (Starting after Dinner in the Ballroom)MIX 107.3’s DJ Bob Aqua spinning dance tunes (12:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.)
Psychic Readings featuring Sherry Sherry
1st Course Chesapeake Chowder
2nd Course Red Wine Poached Pear SaladCrisp Field Greens, Toasted Walnuts, Blue Cheese Crumbles Cabernet Dressing
3rd Course Grilled Filet of Beef and Herb Rubbed Shrimp Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and French Beans with Wild Mushrooms
4th Course Chocolate Truffle Cake Vanilla Bean Anglaise and Raspberry Coulis
Attire: The suggested attire for New Year’s Eve is Semi-Formal Package
Cost: Room & Party Packages Only (Party Tickets NOT available Separately – No singles packages)
$399.00 per couple, plus 14.5% tax $430.00 per couple, plus 14.5% tax includes Breakfast Buffet for Two
• Special $107.30 rate fo r guests interested in staying on Tuesday, December 30 or for Thursday, January 1• Discounted valet parking will be available for New Year’s Eve guests staying Tuesday or Thursday night at the rate of $12 per night Suite Upgrades: Guests who book a suite will receive a special suite rates: + Add $100 for an Executive Suite + Add $175 for a Capitol Suite + Add $200 for a Regency Suite
Please contact Sherry Sherry with any questions
703-912-1938 (24 hour voicemail)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Sweat Lodge and Other Events

Monday & Tuesday Dec 1 & 2
Rev. Lakota Hasie will be available for private sessions at Joanie's in Herndon.
To schedule your private session with Hasie, Please contact Joanie at 703-969-4365
(1/2 hour $75, 1 hour $125)

Turtle Dreamers meet at Joanie's in Herndon
Special Guest - Rev. Lakota Hasie
7:30 PM (shared food @ 7 PM)

Angel Hill HouseLeesburg, VA 20175
(129 Governors Drive)

12:00 - 12:30 Arrivals
12:30 (approx) Teachings & prayer ties with Rev. Lakota Hasie
1:30 (approx) Prayer Lodge with Rev. Lakota Hasie
followed by Shared Feast, Give Aways & Farewells
(approx 6 PM)

In case of ice, snow or sleet, the lodge will need to be rescheduledbecause we live on a very steep hill.
If there is inclement weather on Sunday, please call 703-771-7811 to verify the lodge is still scheduled.

What you will need to bring:
1 -2 towels
change of clothing (sweat pants and sweat shirts are a good option)
sweat clothes (bathing suit and long cotton dress, or long skirt and t-shirt for women and swim trunks and t-shirt for men
bandana (if needed)
covered dish for shared feast (see notes below)
bottle of water & bottle of fruit juice
allergy medicine if you are allergic to cats or dogs (we have 9)
prayer tie materials (see notes below)
give away for give away ceremony (see notes below)
your prayers and intentions
Requested donations: $35
$25 for the teaching
$10 for support of the lodge and land

Special Requests:-STONES- donation of stones for the lodge

FIRE WOOD - donation of firewood or financial donations towardsthe purchase of firewood (Joanie gets us a discount from one of her clients)


FIRE TENDERS - need 2 people to arrive 3 hours before the lodge and prepare the stones and fire, and tend the fire during the lodge. (Fire tenders will work with Hasie for preparation of the stones and the fire and the ceremony of the lodge) - Joanie & Altazar have volunteered to fire tend

need 1 person to help people register before the lodge - Still need a volunteer-

KITCHEN ANGELS - angels, need 3, at least 1 that will not be going in the lodge, to prepare the set up of the feast, and 2 (or more) others to help with set up, serving and clean up after the feast - Anne Devine has volunteered - still need at least 2 more volunteers-

CLEAN UP ANGELS- to clean up the lodge and surrounding area, store the supplies and make sure the fire is completely out. - Still need volunteers-

LODGE BLANKET CLEANERS-it would be terrific if several people could bring in fresh lodge blankets and others could launder some of the currentblankets. Let's find a way to get in the groove on this. Thanks to Joanie and others who have done bunches of the blankets in the past.

PHONE CALLERS -several people are not on our email list that it would be good to contact and personally invite. Let's be the welcoming heart.

SHARED FEAST- Thank you in advance to all the feast preparers! Covered dishes, casseroles, meat, vegetables, side dishes, breads, rolls, pasta dishes, salads, juices, desserts.

Children & Elders of the Standing Rock Reservation Donations of toys, warm clothing, hats, scarves, gloves, craft supplies, soaps, lotions, candy, sugar free candy, tea, coffee, hot cocoa, dried fruits, Walmart Gift Cards, shipping boxes & packing tape, donations towards shipping costs-GIVE AWAY LODGE-
This is a give away lodge, please do bring a cherished gift to share, not something you've gone to the store for, but something that speaks to your heart... Let your intuition guide you as to what to wrap up and bring as your give away. Prayer tie supplies: Tobacco, cotton fabric (red, yellow, black, white), string, sage, cedar
(we will also have some extra supplies available for you to use if you don't have all of your needed prayer tie supplies)

If there is snow, ice or sleet, the lodge will have to be postponed (not canceled) because we live on a very steep hill. (new date will be based on Hasie's availability and her intuition) In case of winter weather on Sunday, please call us at 703-771-7811 for a status update. (Leesburg can have snow when DC is having only rain)

Directions: Beltway/495 to the Dulles Greenway (rt. 267) Toll Road, all the way
WEST to Leesburg. (about 22 miles from beltway)
Take the last exit, Exit 1A for rt. 15 SOUTH towards Warrenton, go 1/2 mile and
take the exit marked for rt. 15 SOUTH towards Warrenton, (again). From the bottom of that exit, go to the second traffic light (about 2/10's of a mile) and TURN RIGHT onto Governors Drive. We are about the 15th house on the left (purple mail box). Plenty of on street parking is available.
The cats may go in and out, but please don't let the dogs out unless they are attached to their run at the back door.
Please take any needed allergy medicines before you arrive if you are allergic to cats or dogs (we have Alavert dissolvable allergy tablets on hand if you need some) We are looking forward to another warm and wonderful gathering with everyone

Sherry , Altazar, The Peace Chapel, Turtle Dreamers of Nova
Sherry is on XM Radio - Mondays at 1 PM & 7 PM (ET)On Broadminded - XM Channel 155 - Take 5
"It is not sufficient for religious people to be involved with prayer. Rather, they are morally obliged to contribute all they can to solving the world’s problems."-His Holiness the Dalai Lama "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Friday, November 21, 2008



We are still accepting donations for the annual holiday project for the Standing Rock Reservation. Suggestions: Walmart & Target Gift Cardswarm clothing, jackets, sweaters, etc. Blankets, slippers, socks, gloves, hats, scarves, craft supplies, art supplies, toys, board games, puzzles, soap, lotion, candy, sugar free candy, nuts, dried fruits, coffee, tea, hot chocolate,We will be wrapping, packing and shipping the first 10 days of December. Donations of shipping supplies and donations towards shipping costs greatly appreciated.

Blessings, Sherry

Sherry is on XM Radio - Mondays at 1 PM & 7 PM (ET)On Broadminded - XM Channel 155 - Take 5

"It is not sufficient for religious people to be involved with prayer. Rather, they are morally obliged to contribute all they can to solving the world’s problems."-His Holiness the Dalai Lama "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." - Dwight D. Eisenhower


Sunday, November 23, 2008
7:45 PM**(Doors open at 7:30 PM)
The Peace Chapel
Angel Hill House

Leesburg, VA
Meditation and Message Servicewith Q & A session.

We are all sensing the shifts and changes in the universal forces and energies, bring your questions and experiences as we tune in with Spirit to find the 'force' behind the scenesand what we can do personally and as a collective group of Light Workers.

As always, we will have some light refreshments, and you may bring refreshments to share if you like.This week we have warm apple cider and cookies.
-----Remember to take your Allergy meds if you are allergic to cats or dogs

No Fee - $10 donation requested
Donation basket will be in the front hall

Blessings, Sherry

Sherry is on XM Radio - Mondays at 1 PM & 7 PM (ET)On Broadminded - XM Channel 155 - Take 5
"It is not sufficient for religious people to be involved with prayer. Rather, they are morally obliged to contribute all they can to solving the world’s problems."-His Holiness the Dalai Lama "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Republic of Lakotah Hoax

Hi All,
This is just a heads up about a letter circulating the net right
now asking for donations to the 'Republic of Lakotah" due to
the blizzard last week. (October 28, 2008)
The letter is a hoax at best, and worse, it appears to be someone
filling their own pockets. PLEASE DO NOT SEND DONATIONS
If you want to donate and help any of the reservations in the
Dakotas, please contact their tribal councils and local governments
directly to find out what you can do to help out. We send our
donations directly to the church on the Standing Rock reservation,
so we know the donations are going to where they are most needed.
Here is some information about the letter and the alleged writer
of the letter, and below that is a copy of the letter that is circulating.

FROM THE WEB:.................................................................
Umm, just a heads up that the "Republic of Lakota" is NOT the tribal government of the Sioux Nation, but rather a small group of activists who want to establish a separate nation across much of the Upper Midwest.'m not saying the reservations don't need help, but donors, especially financial donors, might want to contact the reservations directly rather than send anything to the "Republic." Contact info for the various reservations in South Dakota can be found at:

You will be sending you money to a private person, a private group.Last I knew John Strobel the 'writer' was living in NJ NOT in Wyoming
as listed in the 'letter'. Lets leave it at that.

It does this every year out there. On parts of Navajo it also gets that way. Some parts of navajo are 6000+ feet up. People will be stuck for weeks with out a way to drive on a road.Most of them are prepared for this I find a one storm producing the results outlined in the email. These people have been living in these places for generations, they know what to expect in the winter. Like I said I suspect someone, who is using his AI background for his own purpose.


---- Original Message -----
Subj: [earthchanges] EMERGENCY ON LAKOTA RESERVATION: THEY NEED HELP, PEOPLE ARE FREEZING AND STARVING Date: 11/9/2008 9:32:37 PM Eastern Standard Time From: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Reply-to: To: Sent from the Internet (Details) What would or could you do to helpAmericans, who are suffering thiswinter???--- On Sun, 11/9/08, John Stroebel> wrote:From: John Stroebel>Subject: EMERGENCY ON LAKOTA RESERVATION: THEY NEED HELP, PEOPLE ARE FREEZING AND STARVINGTo: Date: Sunday, November 9, 2008, 12:15 PMPLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ANYONE YOU CANThe Lakota Reservation in South Dakota has been struck with a huge, early season snow storm. Elderly people are without propane, there is a great lack of food medicine and warm winter clothing.I spoke with the President of the Reservation this morning, and he made it clear; South Dakota is doing almost nothing, the roads are still not plowed and people are dieing.They need our help in way of wood, propane, warm winter clothing, food and assistance with plows.If you are in the area and have the heart to help these folks, go to the Porcupine School or call 605-867-1111. If you can send money, call and get details on arrangements. If you can send materials, as this is going to be a long winter for the sick the elderly and the children, the address isRepublic of LakotahP.O. XXXXXXXXXXXXX REMOVEDPorucupine, SD XXXXXXXXXXXX
Winters are brutal in this area, and this one is worse than they can deal with. Any and all help will be remembered by the people for their entire lives, and lives is what this is about.Please, with our Holidays coming, help these people NOW while we can still help. People are dieing right now.Feel free to contact me for special arrangements or more information at this address or at;John StroebelPO 166
Wyoming 82055307-745-3493>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Again, do not send donations to these addresses, but contact the tribal councils and
local churches or governments to see how you can help.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Special Thanks to Mary Thunder for supporting this and so many other projects each and every year!
Hard to believe, but it is that time of year already! We have begun the collection of holiday gifts and donations for the children & elders of The Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. As always, our donations will be shipped directly to The Church of The Tipi Wakan (House of Blessings) for distribution to everyone in the entire community. No one is left out or excluded, and everything is given where it is most needed.
We are gifting approximately 125 children (tots to teens) and 40 elders + other adults!
Below you will find a list of shopping suggestions, in addition, we have a special request for Walmart ; Target gift cards of ANY amount. (I have been trying to pick up a $10 card each time I shop at Walmart.) Pastor Boots will use these cards to buy food and supplies for the community holiday meals, and to buy things that are needed that we are not able to ship. (Please remember all clothing should be suitable for rural North Dakota)
GIFT SUGGESTIONS- Warm clothing, jeans, sweaters, jackets, etc., for children; elders, all ages, sizes
- Toys (no toys guns etc.), games, puzzles, craft kits, crafting supplies, model kits, dolls, matchbox cars, play dough, coloring books, crayons, stuffed toys, card games like Uno, Old Maid, etc, checkers, ALL AGE GROUPS Tot to Teen
- Coffee, Tea, candy, sugar free candy, nuts, dried fruits
- Gloves, hats, socks lotions, soaps, etc; small gift bags pre-filled with things for teen girls, boys, or elders (IE for a teen girl: hair accessories, lotion, bubble bath etc. For an elder: snacks, lotion, warm gloves to fill a small gift bag).

Notes: If you pre-wrap or gift bag your gifts, please label with gender and age group or size.
SHIP DIRECTLY to the Church of Tipi Wakan (address below).
- Look for online bargains at EBay and ship directly to Tipi Wakan.
- If the toy you get requires batteries, please include a generous supply.
- Walmart gift cards - any amount.
- If you direct ship to ND, please reference The Peace Chapel, Rev. Sherry Sherry, Mary Thunder; YOUR NAME with the shipment.
Rev. Boots Marsh
7149 B South Big Lake Road
Standing Rock Reservation
Cannon Ball, ND 58528
129 Governors Drive
Leesburg, VA 20175
(covered front porch for donation drop off 24/7)
sherrysherry2@ (remove the spaces)
This is the email address for The Peace Chapel on Paypal
DONATION OF SHIPPING BOXES 12 X 18 to 24 X 36 in size
Donations towards shipping costs especially needed I know during this tough economy, this can be an especially challenging year for us to find 'extra' to donate to the holidays, but this is when we are most needed! They really appreciate everything that we send out to them.
Gift donations may be dropped off at the front door of Angel Hill House at the above address 24/7, there is a donation box by the front door on the covered porch. (No need to knock - it makes the dogs bark.) Please leave your name with your donations.
Click here: Send Money - PayPal
Several people wrote asking if / how they can donate money online using PayPal if they don't have an existing PayPal account. The link above will direct you to the page to send money, using a credit card or online secure check, or bank account. If for any reason this doesn't work for you, send me an email, tell me how much you want to donate, and I can email you a PayPal money request. Either way it should be very easy to send in your donations.
Any amount is very much appreciated as we expect final shipping costs to exceed $750, (despite cutting our weight as much as possible) due to the rate increases with UPS due to much higher fuel costs.
If you prefer to send a paper check, please make your check payable to "The Peace Chapel", notation:
Holiday Project Donation,and send to:
Rev. Sherry Sherry
The Peace Chapel129 Governors Drive
Leesburg, VA 20175
Gift donations may be dropped off at the front door of Angel Hill House at the above address 24/7, there is a donation box by the front door on the covered porch. (no need to knock) Please leave your name with your donations.

Our final wrapping and box packing 'parties' will be the first Friday, and Saturday of December, 7 - 10 PM and Sunday 6 - 9 PM (AFTER OUR PRAYER LODGE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON).

Sunday is the big crescendo of filling the shipping boxes, weighing and marking them and getting them all ready for UPS to pick and whisk away to North Dakota on the wings on Angels and Santa Claus!
Sherry Sherry

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Astrology and the coming elections

From my friend Francis Sporer:
Astrology and the coming elections:
From my friend Francis Sporer:In the "for what it's worth" department... MY 2¢ worth...This past Sunday I was in a very interesting astrology seminar wherein this noted professional did an analysis of WHAT THE UNIVERSE IS SENDING by way of planetary and constellation energies for the next millennium. And what lies IMMEDIATELY BEFORE US in this regard. For those of us who believe that the universe is spirit and energy and that it shows us the direction we are to take by combining energies that create a consciousness we MUST deal with, for weal or woe, this should have been "required reading." One of her methods is to go back to the last cycle that is as close as possible to present and future planetary configurations. Repeatedly, in doing this, she proved that she knows what she's talking about. THE AQUARIAN REVOLUTIONThe last time we saw Pluto in Capricorn, 250 years ago (July 1762-July 1776) we had the growing New World independence ending up as the American Revolution. There is now a strong bubbling up from the unconscious of a desire for radical change.She clearly said that our capitalistic system is eroding and transforming; we are entering the time when that change will incorporate the notion that we must be our brothers' and sisters' keepers, and vice-versa; when a form of socialism WILL and IS emerging NOW. Since that word is such a silly bugaboo for Republicans who somehow don't know that "To him to whom much is given, much is expected", them's fighting words... BUT it is a GIVEN that it MUST happen for the good of all. Energy, even in the form of money, is too unevenly distributed and the Universe won't stand for it anymore. Think about living for each other, trying to help each other with no thought of reward. THAT'S PURE SOCIALISM! Jesus-type.But, more than that, the Universe is telling us that the time of lording it over others to our own little advantage is going through it's death throes NOW. We will see MORE AND MORE of problems UNTIL we get the message: CHANGE!!! Change RIGHTLY, or else.... So we have a choice. Voluntarily change for the better, or pay the piper for not doing so. Want to suffer MORE or LESS? Move into a better phase sooner, or draw it out longer and suffer more? That's our only choice."Crusades" and war will be discredited and shown that it cannot accomplish what people think. For one thing "enemies" simply reincarnate! Change of heart and methods for helping that occur will be more common.Since 1990 kids born are "color proof", in the main. They don't see or react to racial differences unless indoctrinated intentionally by parents, their social or religious group. Perhaps the MAIN planetary "actors" are Saturn and Uranus in opposition to each other, which has been gradually coming to the fore and the big economic crash we are (and will continue to) experiencing is part of the "clash of the titans" that these powerful planets are bringing. They will come into full and direct opposition several times in the next couple of years, but the FIRST time will be ELECTION DAY, Nov. 4, 2008. This will portend a huge shift/change -- different sorts, depending on who is elected... Rather it might portend HOW the change will be carried out, again, as to what kind of trauma we will experience: TRANSFORMATIVE or DESTRUCTIVE.Jupiter, the planet of BIG HAPPENINGS and Pluto in Capricorn, breaks up authority or the established order of things, are the other major players.Saturn (which governs institutions and is the cosmic "taskmaster) in Virgo and Uranus in Pisces in OPPOSITION are bringing about the same energies we saw in the '60s... Virgo governs SERVICE SYSTEMS, like hospitals, health workers, education. What's wrong in these sectors have been and will continue to be brought to light. A national healthcare plan is likely.In 2009 Saturn in Libra, Uranus in Pisces, and Neptune in Aquarius will bring to light corruption in our Supreme Court, who has not been above taking bribes and ideologically manipulating decisions to match THEIR ideas. Ideas about "proper" relationships, laws governing divorce, marriage are already starting to shift and will liberalize, partly thru new decisions made by courts, as well as in public opinion.In addition to this overview of "where we are going", she also analyzed the charts of Obama, McCain and Palin (she didn't have time for Biden). I was stunned, absolutely STUNNED, at what's there! BTW, she also promised that she was just reading energies, not taking a political stance per se. Truth is truth and that's her modus operandi.She referred to OBAMA's chart as a sort of "solar avatar" configuration, a representative of Oneness consciousness. A sort of "handing over the keys" to a "new kingdom" is represented in his chart for his chart shows leadership into a complete separation from existing systems. For the better. His is a classic chart for one that could be referred to, as the Egyptians did, as a "sun god". It shows wisdom and love, a magnetic/charismatic personality, bringer of light, awareness, consciousness of a new, higher sort. This is a sort of "lord of the dance" configuration, whereby he can lead us in the dance of change in an inspired and inspiring way. Next year his chart predicts a sort of "solar initiation", an awakening from within that will guide him steadfastly and make him his own man, resisting those who want to do things the wrong way. There is a strong element of self-sacrifice, that could take many forms... Sacrifice = "wise elimination" of that which is not of the highest good for all... it means a change of perception whereby the old view must give way, even painfully, to a new one. He has a desire to shine, to lead, sharing himself, even at great personal cost to himself: again, self-sacrifice.MCCAIN's chart clearly shows the waffling he's done throughout his campaign: Libra ascendant. Doesn't know which public image he wants to show, so he keeps changing. He's "unsteady". WHO IS THE REAL JOHN McCAIN, as has been asked over and over during the campaign season.His chart is full of restrictions, which shows even from his captivity (a kind of restriction) and in his subsequent body movements. It affects his attitude, as does the constant pain he's in. He is dogged, never-say-die, even when he should! Too stubborn and small-minded. He becomes erratic when he's in overload, and has to deal with too much. He's NOT well and the campaign is breaking him down steadily. He is prone to "keeping up appearances" even to his choice of wives and running mate. He has addiction DNA; his father (I think it was) was alcoholic, and he may be dependent on pain medication, at the very least. Will PUSH himself just to prove himself (to his lineage, his father and grandfather). He's going to fight and "overcome" no matter the cost to himself, others, the nation. His patriotism is about ego rather than real heart and love for the country. His unpredictability is not good for the leadership role he aspires to.PALIN's chart, in brief, shows combustible energy: she makes wrong decisions, as many times as not, to be liked, to please. She is all facade and very masked. What the public sees is not really her... She is terribly unprepared to be vice-president, let alone president, which, if elected she WILL become because of McCain's age and health. She would be a public figurehead only if this happens.She went on to talk about how America, as a beacon of spiritual light and leadership, has faded and nations no longer look to us for hope, inspiration, or as a nation to even look up to. We have betrayed so many countries and peoples, can't keep our contracts and commitments like we should, in so many instances. Like lying and treaty-breaking with our native peoples, with Mexico in past centuries, like CIA subterfuge behind the scenes so that even American citizens don't know the harm we've done to Spirit and people in a self-serving way, etc. So we need to clean up our act. That change is coming too. In summation: IT"S TIME for CHANGE, not just "America First" change... Nearly everything this lady said rang true to me and resonated from a deep place within, and matched my Ideals and conscious understanding and knowledge about what's happening everywhere now.“Audio Panton, Cogito Singularis"Listen to everything, think for yourself.

Sherry is on XM Radio - Mondays at 1 PM & 7 PM (ET)On Broadminded - XM Channel 155 - Take 5 "It is not sufficient for religious people to be involved with prayer. Rather, they are morally obliged to contribute all they can to solving the world’s problems."-His Holiness the Dalai Lama "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Song of Peace

Joseph Rael, Beautiful Painted Arrow, has recorded this Song of Peace to be sent out to people all over the world. Listen to the Song as a form of meditation and it will create wholeness within you.

101 Signs That You May Have Encountered A Ghost or Spirit

101 Signs That You May Have Encountered A Ghost or Spirit
1. You feel like you are being watched - but you KNOW you are all alone. (does it feel creepy or comforting?)
2. You see unexplained lights in your home.
3. Worrisome : Your dog/cat/bird/young child freaks out over something you can't see, cowers and runs from the room, or refuses to enter the room.
4. Your pet stares at a certain spot, and bolts from the room.
5. You see a transparent human form walking around.
6. You feel a weight on your bed, as if someone is sitting there but no one is.
7. You hear someone say your name.
8. You find physical evidence of footprints or other impressions that can't be explained.
9. Electrical devices, lights, tvs, etc start operating by themselves.
10. A child’s toy starts moving on its own or if it’s electronic, starts making noise.
11. You see a light colored mist form into any shape .
12. You hear crying of an unknown origin.
13. You smell a fragrance in your home.
14. A picture falling off the wall or shelf or tipping over or turning around.
15. You hear the sound of footsteps BUT YOU ARE ALL ALONE.
16. You see someone who looks as real as you do but as you watch they disappear.
17. You feel physically touched BUT YOU ARE ALL ALONE– your shirt or hair is tugged, someone brushes by or lays a hand on your shoulder.
18. Worrisome :You feel slapped, pushed or shoved by something you can not see.
19. Worrisome : A foul odor comes from nowhere and then disappears.
20. Worrisome : Furniture is rearranged – even heavy furniture.
21. Water is turned on or off by itself.
22. Nice : You hear music from an unknown source.
23. Lights turning on an off by themselves.
24. More elevated – you see the light switch move when no one is touching it.
25. Worrisome : Unexplained writing appears on a wall, mirror or piece of paper.
26. Objects are missing from a locked box or safe and show up later outside of the secured place.
27. Your doorbell rings but no one is there.
28. You hear doors or cabinets opening and closing by themselves.
29. You SEE a door or cabinet open or close when no one is near it.
30. Worrisome : doors or cabinets slamming shut with extreme force.
31. A child tells you they see someone that you - like pets, they are more sensitive
32. Faces appearing within inanimate objects and then disappear.
33. Worrisome : You feel a cold spot
34. You find hand prints of unexplained origin.
35. You hear hushed whispers but can't find the source of the sound.
36. Items disappear and then reappear in an unexpected place.
37. You see a shadow of someone in your peripheral vision.
38. You look into a mirror and see someone else reflected there but when you look into the room where they should be standing no one is there.
39. You see balls of unexplained light. (based on color and intensity, this can be benign or worrisome.
40. Worrisome :: You get a sudden sick feeling in the pit of your stomach and Goose bumps on your arms or a prickly feeling on the back of your neck all at the same time.
41. Worrisome : You get sudden cold chills accompanied by a sense of fear.
42. Worrisome :You feel uneasy in certain areas of your home like the basement or attic.
43. You feel a sudden warm or hot spot in your home.
44. You feel a breeze inside the house when the windows are closed.
45. A spirit orb appears in a photo you've taken.4
6. A musical instrument plays by itself (piano etc.)
47. Worrisome :: A sudden feeling of nausea in a particular room when you're not sick.
48. You have thoughts that don't fit your personality when in a particular area -Worrisome : if these are negative thoughts.
49. Laughter without a source.
50. Worrisome :You hear sounds of pain, like moaning, but there isn't anyone there.
51. You hear sounds or smell a certain fragrance or odor at the same time every day.
52. You see unusual things reflected in glass objects.
53. You record voices of people who weren't present on a tape or digital recording device.
54. You answer your phone and the voice of someone you know that has died speaks to you.
55. Small, flashing lights zigzag around the room. Can be worrisome depending on color and intensity and how you feel around them
56. The television set goes on/off/changes channels or goes fuzzy for no apparent reason.
57. Light bulbs blow out on a regular basis. A favorite of spirits!
58. The phone rings with a different ring tone that it’s not programmed for.
59. Worrisome : Abrupt mood swings or changes in a person’s character only in specific areas or in places thought to be haunted.
60. Worrisome : You feel frozen to the spot for a short amount of time.
61. Worrisome :Visitors to your home often complain that they feel uncomfortable, couldn't sleep well or heard and saw things they couldn't explain.
62. Worrisome :People in your family are consistently having nightmares.
63. Worrisome : You hear tapping on the walls.
64. Worrisome :: You've seen what appear to be red eyes in the darkness.
65. You've awakened to see misty people standing around your bed.
66. Worrisome : GET OUT! There’s blood running down the walls.
67. Unexplained whistling.
68. You have visions of how someone died as you're falling asleep.
69. If you have a rocking chair, it rocks by itself.
70. Worrisome : - GET OUT An entity tries to harm you by holding a pillow over your face.
71. You hear pages of books or newspapers turning.
72. You're filming a family event and an apparition appears in the footage.
73. A ghostly voice threatens you.
74. You feel someone breathing on your shoulder or neck.
75. Worrisome :- GET OUT You wake up to find odd marks or scratches on your body that wasn't there when you went to sleep.
76. Worrisome :: GET OUT Black marks suddenly appear on the walls of your home.
77. Worrisome : You're alone in the house, and you hear a door slam in another part of the house.
78. You hear scratching sounds from behind the walls.
79. A candle is suddenly blown out when no one is near it.
80. You're driving down the road, see someone walking on the side but when you look back at them in your rearview mirror, no one is there.
81. You've seen objects levitating in the air.
82. Worrisome : You've been levitated into the air.
83. You've woken up because your bed is violently shaking.
84. Papers are jerked out of your hands when no one is near you.
85. A glowing cloud hovers in the room.
86. Worrisome : : The air in certain areas of your house may feel heavy or stagnant even though you try to freshen it up.
87. Worrisome : You become sick with an illness that the doctor can't diagnosis or treat.
88. You lock a door or window only to find it unlocked or vice versa.
89. You see apparitions while touring a battleground or graveyard.
90. You're shopping and turn to look at a person nearby you and discover they don't have a face. You blink, look again and they're gone or they disappear right in front of you.
91. A woman or man walks up to you in a public place, gives you what seems like a message and then disappears. - Usually an angel or spirit guide
92. You look up at a house from street level and see someone standing in a doorway or window when you know that no one is home or the home is empty or abandoned.
93. You see a single light and hear a train coming down the tracks when the tracks are no longer in use and the train never really goes by.
94. Worrisome : You hear someone breathing in an empty room.
95. The radio in your car turns on or off by itself.
96. Worrisome : GET OUT You hear screams or ghostly activity at specific times every day – usually at night.
97. A “lady in white” is seen walking down your hall or steps.
98. Worrisome :You see a dark colored mist that forms inside and takes the shape of a person.
99. The batteries in your flashlights, cameras, phones etc drain very quickly when in areas that are thought to be haunted.
100. Worrisome : : You wake and feel a pressure on your chest that doesn't have a medical reason.
101. You sit down in a chair and it feels like you just sat in someone’s lap – but the chair is empty.
This doesn't cover everything, but it gives you some general ideas and guidelines - MOST OF ALL - FOLLOW YOUR INTUITION WHEN IN DOUBT - GET OUT!

Blessings,Sherry (\o/) /_\ Sherry is on XM Radio - Mondays at 1 PM & 7 PM (ET)On Broadminded - XM Channel 155 - Take 5 "It is not sufficient for religious people to be involved with prayer. Rather, they are morally obliged to contribute all they can to solving the world’s problems."-His Holiness the Dalai Lama "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

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16th Anniversary of The Prayer Vigil for the Earth!

The Peace Chapel Participates in and supports:

Celebrate the 16th Anniversary of The Prayer Vigil for the Earth!
...Where people of diverse faiths, cultures, backgrounds and ages come together to practice peace with self, peace with others, and peace with the Earth with One Mind, One Voice, One Heart and One Prayer.

The host tradition is Native American, joined by spiritual leaders and representatives from major faiths, spiritual beliefs and anyone who wants to be part of this magical, exhilarating and peaceful experience.

Each year, a sacred fire burns continuously in the center of a circle of tipis, African and Christian alters, a Jewish sukkah, a Tibetan stupa and other religious traditions' symbols. There is a labyrinth, a Prayer Grove, a children's activity area and other offerings.

Prayers and ceremonies are continuous for 33 hours concluding midday Sunday, October 19.

Experience nature's rhythms expressed in music, ritual and prayer by cultures east and west, far and wide. Hear African drumming along with the Japanese Taiko drummers.

Listen to the Prayer Vigil Song
Based on Elders' Messages to Us

Join us in prayer, meditation, chanting, dancing freely!

100% volunteer event
and open to all!

The 16th Annual Prayer
Vigil for the Earth
Oct 18 - Oct 19, 2008
Washington, DC

Join us for the Prayer Vigil for the Earth, held every autumn
on the mall near the Washington Monument.

Nestled near Native American Tipis
in the glow of a sacred fire, you are greeted
by the drums and rhythms of many nations...

The purifying sent of burning sage welcomes all
to this peaceful and prayerful space
to join in fellowship with new and old friends

At dawn on Sat. Oct 18, we will light the sacred fire
that will burn throughout the Vigil.

Come anytime during this amazing weekend!

Families are welcome and there are activities
and blessings for children.

To learn more about the 2008 Prayer Vigil for the Earth,
please click here.

May Peace Prevail on Earth!

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Watch Oprah tomorrow, read The New York Times editorial...and help 20 million animals.

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Dear S,

Tomorrow, on the "Oprah" show, I’ll be making the case to millions of people across the country in support of a campaign that, if successful, will end the cruel confinement of 20 million farm animals.

It's called Proposition 2, a measure on the ballot in California that The New York Times endorsed last week. Prop 2 will end the practice of cramming farm animals into cages and crates so small the animals can’t even turn around, lie down, or extend their limbs. If passed, it will be the biggest victory for farm animals in U.S. history.

Prop 2 is truly a national campaign: While only Californians get to vote on it, its passage will lead to reforms in farming practices nationwide.

But standing in the way is Big Agribusiness, which has poured millions of dollars into a deceptive campaign to defeat Prop 2 and preserve factory farms' cruel confinement practices. The next 21 days before the election will be pivotal -- and we can't win without you. Here’s the latest news, and a few ways you can help:

On tomorrow’s show (Tuesday, October 14), I’ll be going head-to-head with the front men of the agribusiness industry in defense of the 20 million farm animals in California who don’t have room to turn around or stretch their limbs. Click here to find out when the show will air where you live.

Here’s a snippet: "The fact that such fundamental decencies have to be forced upon factory farming says a lot about its horrors. We urge California voters to pass Proposition 2. We urge every state to enact similar laws." Click here to read the full editorial on my blog.

Here are two ways you can help pass this historic measure right now:

1. Support the YES! on Prop 2 campaign by visiting the campaign website and learning about the many ways you can help.

2. If you haven't already, watch our animated video and pass it along to friends and family in California.

YES! on Prop 2 is a true grassroots campaign, funded by thousands of small donations from animal lovers like you. By contrast, the deceptive No on Prop 2 campaign is bankrolled by a handful of rich agribusiness corporations from across the nation -- with an average donation of more than $40,000.

The factory farm industry is blinded by the bottom line. No matter how much they dump into defeating this measure, they can't stamp out the truth: Prop 2's commonsense reforms are long overdue.

Thank you for being a part of this campaign. On November 4, millions of animals will be thanking you, too.


Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States


September 22, 2008
The energy of the 2008 elections has fluctuated so much
over the past several months, and honestly for 2 years it has
been seen that Hillary Clinton was to be elected as the next president of the United Sates (POTUS). Of course, the democratic
nomination did not go to her, and instead went to Barack Obama.

Today, September 22, 2008, I "saw" a newspaper
headline with a picture of Barack Obama on
the cover, announcing he had won the 2008
presidential election. I believe at this time, that is the
headline that we will be seeing in November - Barack Obama
wins the presidential election.

After Hilary did NOT get the nomination, I meditated on WHY
Barack was moved to the forefront. The message that I got, was
that with his mixed heritage, and his 'Muslim sounding' name, it
would actually help the image of the United States with the populaces
of the middle eastern nations. How? Many of the general populations
in these countries have been raised to believe that people in the west,
The US and Britain especially, hate the Muslim nations. By the election
of a man with a name and background that they may find somewhat
relatable - they may begin to realize that the west does NOT HATE
THE MUSLIM WORLD. A good step towards peace.
I am not talking about the leaders of these countries, but rather the
populace that has been led for decades to believe that all Muslims
around the world are hated by the western (non-Muslim) nations.

I always believe God has a greater plan - unless man substantially interferes
as happened in the 2000 and 2004 elections. Water under the bridge, we
have to deal with the hand we were dealt (by election fraud).
It was seen for years that Al Gore was to be elected president of the United States, in the 2000 election, and that he would also win again the 2004 election (as sitting president), and by popular election - HE DID WIN in 2000!
We would not be in the military position we are in now if he had been elected, and I feel that 9-11 would NOT have happened if he had become (rightfully) President of the United States.
He has however, like Jimmy Carter, used his life to continue to help not
only the US, but the world by taking on the issue of the global environment.
Truly a great soul. In the long run, like former President Jimmy Carter,
he will probably have a far greater and reaching impact on the good of the
world by not being bound by the office of President of the United States.
A great example of turning lemons into not only lemonade - but lemon
meringue pie! (one of my favorite sayings from spirit)

For the 2008 elections, may we visualize fairness, honesty, end of corruption,
end of vote manipulation, and a return to higher ethics and standards, and
that the next president of the United States SURROUNDS himself (or herself)
with the highest possible group of advisors, counselors and cabinet members for
the good of the US, and the rest of the global community.

Sherry (\o/) /_\www.SherrySherry.Com Sherry is on XM Radio - Mondays at 1 PM & 7 PM (ET)On Broadminded - XM Channel 155 - Take 5 "It is not sufficient for religious people to be involved with prayer. Rather, they are morally obliged to contribute all they can to solving the world’s problems."-His Holiness the Dalai Lama "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sunday, May 25, 2008

His holiness Swami Parmanand

The peace chapel Invites you To meet His holiness Swami Parmanand
Thursday, June 5 ~ 7:45 PM
Swami Parmanandji first came to America in 2000 when he was invited to address the United Nations at the Millennium Peace Summit of World Religious Leaders. He has returned to the US every year since, sharing his knowledge and wisdom with thousands of people seeking the peace and compassion of his deep and insightful teachings. Swami Parmanand now travels worldwide teaching and giving darshan and imparting knowledge as an initiation, passing on Divine dynamic power to those who are ready to receive it. Today he has hundreds of thousands of devotees around the world. Dozens of books have been written about his teachings and techniques and translated into several languages. 7 have been translated in English. Swamiji’s personal lifestyle and concern for humanity is evident by his tireless, selfless service. His message is simple; ‘Know Thyself’…and his techniques to attaining this knowledge are as vast as the ocean. Under his guidance, many have been led to recognize the eternal divinity that resides within each and every one of us. Swamiji tells us that we are the Ocean, but that momentarily we have forgotten who we are and think that we are an individual wave instead. We are in the process of remembering our true essence. It is through understanding and experiencing ourselves that we can attain our true soul consciousness and remember who we are and why we have come here. It is then that we may be the playful wave that knows it is the Ocean, and retain a deep peace within the Oneness
Gifts of fruits, flowers, and sweets may be given to Swamiji, he then blesses these gifts and gives the blessed gifts (Prasad) to each attendee.
NO FEE TO ATTEND.Requested donation of $15 per person ~ $25 per coupleAll donations are used to support the charitable projects of Swamiji



/_\ Sherry is on XM Radio - Mondays at 1 PM & 7 PM (ET)On Broadminded - XM Channel 155 - Take 5

"It is not sufficient for religious people to be involved with prayer. Rather, they are morally obliged to contribute all they can to solving the world’s problems."-His Holiness the Dalai Lama "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dedication of the Medicine Wheel Unity Church, Fairfax, VA

Rev. Sherry Sherry with Carlette, Debbie and Rev. Altazar
At the Dedication of the Medicine Wheel
Unity Church of Fairfax, May 2008

Press release - Sherry Sherry on "The Dog House"

"The Dog House" hosts JV and Elvis welcome psychic Sherry Sherry to their show which is now being broadcast via the internet. JV and Elvis formerly of CBS, Clear Channel and New York 92.3 Free FM, are now broadcasting their wildly popular show via the internet.
This is a press release I sent out via Fast Pitch Marketing online:

keywords: Psychic Sherry Sherry, XM Radio, The Dog House, JV, Elvis, Internet Radio, CBS, 92.3 Free FM, Clear Channel, San Francisco, Los Angeles, XM Radio Take 5, Broad Minded, New Show, Sherry Sherry, national journal, election predictions, world series, MLB

The Dog House, JV and Elvis will be joined by psychic Sherry Sherry on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 12 noon PDT. Devoted JV and Elvis fans will get the opportunity to call in to The Dog House and talk with psychic Sherry Sherry on the air.

While well known in the broadcasting industry, and around the country as one of the very best professional psychics, Sherry is probably best known for the 3 years that she has enchanted and amazed XM radio listeners on Broad Minded (XM channel 155 - Take 5) with her accuracy and in depth insights. Many listeners regularly write in or call back to report the accuracy in her predictions. Psychic Sherry Sherry's accurate predictions have also been reported in The National Journal by editor Randy Barret, when she (very) accurately predicted the 2006 election results including the 50/50 split in the Senate that would come down to vote counting in one state (Virginia). Her accurate predictions for the 2006 World Series were reported in USA Today, USA Today Sports Weekly, The Washington Post and by (MLB) announcer Buck Martinez.

JV, Elvis and "The Dog House" have been a top rated (and sometimes controversial) radio talk show for over 14 years, located in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 2008, JV and Elvis decided to take the Dog House ONLINE, using the latest technology to entertain their legions of fans.


See the information below to learn more about their online broadcasting venture.


The Dog House is an American radio talk show co-hosted by JV (Jeff Vandergrift) and Elvis (Dan Lay). Until 2007, the show was based in New York City on 92.3 Free FM, and previously aired on Clear Channel's Wild 94.9 in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2007, the New York show was canceled, due to a controversy over a segment that it aired involving a prank call to a Chinese restaurant.[1] The co-hosts and the producer were subsequently fired by the station and CBS Radio. In March 2008, they began broadcasting a new show via the web.

__________________________________________________________________From JV and Elvis to their Fans:

Hello Friends, This is your official invite to join The Doghouse as we set a new trend in broadcasting. We have just signed a major deal with a company that dominates the internet when it comes to delivering Rich Media. We have always thought of ourselves as more than just "radio guys"...we are entertainers.

Now we will have the opportunity to broadcast Multimedia...that means combining Radio, TV, and the Net, and presenting content in ways that have never been done. We will also deliver LIVE EVENTS and EVENTS ON DEMAND.

We all know that the Internet is the future, not only for broadcasting, but for all entertainment. Last year, when regular Radio saw its worst year ever in terms of audience listenership and ad revenue, the internet exploded yet again. Analysts predict that radio will never return to what it once was.

The Internet has now become THE PRIMARY PLACE that people go to get their "daily fix" of entertainment. It's where they go for videos, celebrity gossip, music, uncensored and non-FCC controlled radio, and now TV. Yes, it is estimated that more than 45% of people now watch TV online.

The bottom line is...we have broadcast our show on regular Radio for many years. We were one of the major success stories that set records in our field. But regular Radio is no longer an outlet for talent that wants to broaden it's horizons or speak freely to it's audience. It's time for a new chapter.

Listen. Watch. Experience Multimedia Broadcasting.

The Dog house will do a show together at 8AM (PST). Elvis will do a solo show at 2PM. And JV will do a solo show at 7PM (PST). In the future we will add more talent to our network. And we will broadcast multiple channels, as part of our new deal with Blinko TV is to scout and develop programming.

I hope you will join us as we explore and create in this new and unique venture. Cheers, JV and Elvis (The Dog House) ====================


Hard Facts About Regular Radio: Radio Association Of Broadcasters (RAB)- Reported January 3rd that "national radio revenues slipped off the competitive edge of the advertising world. National radio revenues for all markets fell 15% during the 4th quarter in 2007"Š.continuing the downward slide of the previous months.

Radio & Records- "With Radio's significant decline in 2007...the first full year forecast in 2008 projects a decline of 40 basis points...we also predict a significant decline in core advertising in 2008."

Hard Facts About The Internet BILLBOARD Magazine- "Time spent listening to Online Radio was up 26% in 2007 over the previous year. Listening hour analysis by Accustream reports that internet radio logged 4.85 BILLION listening hours in 2007ŠTotal listening hours averaged 404.2 Million hours each month in 2007."

BUSINESS WEEK Magazine- "In a survey released May 23, radio researcher Bridge Data estimates there are only 450,000 weekly listeners to HD Radio, compared with 15 million satellite subscribers..." the report goes on to say that the internet is pulling a staggering 57 MILLION listeners a week. These numbers tell us that over 1 in 5 people now listen to Internet Radio.

BIZREPORT.COM- "45% of persons worldwide watch some form of Television on the internet. Internet users say they prefer online broadcasting because of convenience and fewer commercials..." and "... over 66% of online consumers log on daily for entertainment from the internet"

Sherry is on XM Radio - Mondays at 1 PM & 7 PM (ET)On Broadminded - XM Channel 155 - Take 5 "It is not sufficient for religious people to be involved with prayer. Rather, they are morally obliged to contribute all they can to solving the world’s problems."-His Holiness the Dalai Lama "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Swami Parmanand will be in the DC area June 4 - 10, 2008

He will be at The Peace Chapel, Leesburg, VA: Friday June 5, @ 7:30 PM Network of Light, Washington DC,: Saturday June 6 @ 6 PMAdditional Programs will be posted in late May

Throughout history, human beings have quested to realize the meaning and purpose of life. For countless generations, people have been asking the same questions; Who am I? Why am I here? It’s as if we have forgotten our true essence and have fallen into a deep sleep. Once in a great while an enlightened being comes amongst us to illuminate the truth and nudge us in our awakening. Krishna, Confucius, Buddha, Jesus the Christ, Mohammad and others have come and taught those who would listen in a manner appropriate for their time.

Today in India, and around the world, hundreds of thousands of people have recognized one suchenlightened being: Acharya Mahamandelashwar Yug Purush Shri Swami Parmanandji Giri MaharajAffectionately known as: Swami Ji or Maharaj Ji

In 1938 during the dark of the moon on the auspicious day of Deepawli, the festival celebrating the light returning, Swami Parmanandji was born. Swamiji grew up in a small village of Mavai Dham in Northern India. As a child he would spend hours meditating and standing on one leg in the sacred river, seeking the ultimate truth. While other children of his age played when they got out of school, the boy named Parmanand sought the company of the elders and wise ones. The Great Saint Sri Swami Akandnandji Maharaji recognized the boy’s qualities and took him as a disciple. In order to attain spiritual knowledge, Parmanand renounced the worldly life leaving his home and family. Under his guru’s guidance he became versed in the Hindu scriptures as well as becoming a master of yoga and meditation.

While still a youth he was initiated into Sainthood as Swami Parmanandji. After becoming a Saint and Guru, Swami Parmanand Maharaj did not retreat into the Himalayas but instead entered into society to share the gifts of his experiential knowledge. He chose the path of a Karma Yogi and dedicated his life for the welfare of humanity.

Today, his full title is, Yug Purush Acharya Mandeleswhar Swami Parmanandji. He is notably being honored and recognized as the Saint of this era. In Celebration of the 50th anniversary of his Sainthood, hundreds of thousands of devotees recently came from around the globe, to this tiny remote village to pay tribute to this great teacher. As an enlightened scholar, yoga master, teacher and philosopher, Swamiji now has a following of tens of thousands from all around the world, and hundreds of thousands in India.For 5 decades, Swami Parmanand has been guiding others to their own self-realization and working towards the betterment of humanity. He has fostered hundreds of service projects through Akhand Paramdham, the non-profit organization that manages his vast array of projects.

Over 34 spiritual community ashrams, have been established where sadhus and serious spiritual seekers are provided refuge amidst the sacred grounds of devotional temples throughout Northern and central India. Throughout the year, Swami Parmanandji travels to the various ashrams teaching the Vedant, and guiding students in a variety of self-realization techniques in his popular yoga and meditation intensive camps. Typically the days begin before dawn with meditation and yoga followed by a day of spiritual discourses and awareness exercises and ending with a question and answer session before the evening satsang and meditation. In between programs, Swamiji oversees the numerous social projects of Akhand Parmndham as well as implementing new ones wherever he sees the need. He has established 11 schools and colleges in remote areas of India that provide opportunities for those who otherwise would not be able to get an education. Providing classrooms, room and board and buses for those who need to commute has been a Godsend for thousands of underprivileged children.
Under the kind patronage of Swami Parmanandji, a number of children’s homes have also been established as an alternative to orphanages, women’s shelters and old age homes. The concept is to provide a loving family environment where each child is nurtured, where unmarried women can provide the tender care the child needs, while elder figures who might otherwise be in an old age homes have the chance of playing grandparent roles. There are no blood relationships within the family but each person contributes to the natural well being of the other and emulates a natural family. To assist the economic empowerment of women, Swamiji has set up programs that teach a variety of skills such as embroidery, knitting, sewing and fabric painting, in various villages in India, enabling women to become independent.
He has also opened large meditation centers where programs are regularly held for the benefit of various communities. These centers teach meditation as a peacemaking tool to achieve cooperation and harmonious relations between people, their communities, the nation and the global village we live in. Akhand Paramdham has opened 5 hospitals with full modern facilities, which offer aurevedic as well as homeopathic treatment at low or no costs. Over 1000 people are being served in any given day. Professional doctors and nurses who are devotees of Swami Parmanandji consider it an honor to provide their services to humanity.
In an effort to promote cultural nationalism as well as international unity, all of Akhand Parandham’s projects seek to instill cooperation, diversity and an awareness of the divinity within all of life. Swami Parmanandji first came to America when he was invited to address the World Millennium Peace Summit of Spiritual leaders in the year 2000 at the United Nations. He has returned to the US every year since, sharing his knowledge wherever he is called. Swami Parmanand now travels worldwide teaching and giving darshan and imparting knowledge as an initiation, passing on Divine dynamic power to those who are ready to receive it. Today he has hundreds of thousands of devotees around the world. Dozens of books have been written about his teachings and techniques and 7 have been translated in English. Akhand Parandham also publishes a quarterly magazine in English, featuring his discourses and his engagement schedule. Many audio CD’s as well as video CD’s and VCD’s are also now available of Swami’s teachings.
Swamiji’s personal lifestyle and concern for humanity is evident by his tireless selfless service. His message is simple; ‘Know Thyself’…and his techniques to attaining this knowledge are as vast as the ocean. Under his guidance, many have been led to recognize the eternal divinity that resides within each and every one of us. Swamiji tells us that we are the Ocean, but that momentarily we have forgotten who we are and think that we are an individual wave instead. We are in the process of remembering our true essence. It is through understanding and experiencing ourselves that we can attain our true soul consciousness and remember who we are and why we have come here. It is then that we may be the playful wave that knows it is the Ocean, and retain a deep peace within the Oneness.
Om Shanti

May Horoscope

May Horoscope
Greater Clarity Leads to New, Exciting Paths

May begins on a serious note as Venus, the planet of love, hooks up with heavy Saturn and Pluto. This is excellent for getting clarity in relationships by getting down to the bottom line about what we want and need and what were willing to give to get it. Happily, we then can enjoy the pleasure of Venus in earthy, sensual Taurus until May 24. The New Moon on May 5 also occurs in Taurus, the sign of the Bull, to bring our attention to material matters and financial concerns. This is an excellent time to begin saving or a conservation project of some kind. Proper management of resources for the benefit of the planet and for our individual well-being is favored with the Sun in this down to earth sign. The practical and sometimes plodding side of Taurus doesn't stand in the way of growth as expansive Jupiter, the planet of opportunity, aligns harmoniously with the New Moon. This provides a positive framework for setting and meeting realistic goals. Mental Mercury, the planet of communication, gets fresh ideas flowing and facilitates contacts with new people when it enters chatty Gemini on May 2. However, the flow of ideas associated with this pair will be slower than usual due to Mercury's change of direction on May 26. This begins its three-week retrograde cycle that complicates travel, details and technology, and scrambles messages. It's important to be extra careful to avoid making costly errors during this period of time.

Mars, the planet of action and methods, fires into expressive Leo on the 9th. We are motivated by pride, a greater need for recognition, and the playful joy of creativity. While this can add fun to life and imagination to our activities, a slight tone of arrogance is possible. Make sure that your enthusiasm doesn't turn an innocent suggestion into an abrasive-sounding command. Brilliant ideas explode around May 12 when the Sun forms positive connections with visionary Jupiter and inventive Uranus. This can be an exceptional time for innovation, and even if you can't change your world as it is, it will widen your view of its meaning and of your future in it. The Full Moon on May 19 carries a heavy emotional charge as the simple Taurus Sun opposes an emotionally complex Scorpio Moon. Strong feelings may emerge that can upset the balance in relationships. There's no benefit to being mean to others, but honesty can be a bitter medicine that heals a personal wound. The Sun's entry into flexible Gemini lightens the atmosphere on May 20 with more delightful breezes to come when sociable Venus joins this playful sign on the 24th. Our minds are opening to see options we hadn't noticed before. Alternative paths to fun and fulfillment, even to money, provide new choices. Still, with Gemini's ruling planet Mercury in reverse gear, it's best to select carefully, rather than allowing impulsiveness to lead us down roads that are heading the wrong way. Don't be too proud to ask for directions to avoid wasting precious time.About the AuthorJeff Jawer is the co-author of Barnes & Nobles' 'Your Astrology Guide 2008.' A professional astrologer since 1973, his articles have appeared in astrology journals, magazines and Web sites around the world. He holds a B.A. in The History and Science of Astrology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and teaches and lectures both in the United States and abroad.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Mayan Calendar Prophecies for the Year 2012

An interpretation by : Richard Lowe
Everyone hears about the different prophecies on how humanity will end. From the Bible predictions of the rapture and the Antichrist, to Nostradamus's prediction of the Planet Comet, people hear theories and see evidence of our civilization coming to an end. However, the most striking of these prophecies lies in the predictions of an ancient, but highly sophisticated Mayan calendar. The deciphering and understanding of the calendar is whole other story in it's own, so I'll get straight to the point. The Mayan calendar is actually a combination of 3 calendars. The religious calendar, the solar calendar, and the Long Count. For the sake of this discussion, I wont get into detail about the whole calendar and just stick to the Long Count. The Long Count can record any day in history because it is supposedly the measure of days from the beginning of humanity to the end.

The number system used for the Long Count is completely different than our decimal, 10 based number system. Instead, the Mayans used 5 sets of numbers separated with a decimal. A typical Long Count number would look like this:

The first day of the Long Count is labeled which is the equivalent to August 11th, 3114 BC. on our current Gregorian Calendar. The Long Count calendar ends at which is the equivalent to December 21, 2012. Now this doesn't necessarily mean that humanity will come to an end on this date, but it is the date when the calendar ends.

But who cares what an ancient civilization thinks? They didn't have any of the scientific knowledge, nor did they have any of the technology that we have now. Why should we be worried? Let's look at this date from a scientific point of view.

First of all, every 11 years our Sun goes through what's called a solar cycle (pole shift, magnetic reversal). During the peak time of the cycle, the Sun's magnetic poles switch. The magnetic field of the Sun does a 180. But remember, this is a 180 degree magnetic flip. The physical part of Sun doesn't actually flip. Anyway, during the peak time of this "flip" sunspots and solar flares become more frequent. This is what's called the "solar maximum".

"Solar flares are pieces of the sun which leap into space, discharging radiation and strong electrical currents that travel outward into space. They often fall back to the surface of the Sun. Sometimes, a very strong flare, called a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), actually leaves the Sun and this deadly mass shoots out from the Sun towards the planets like a bullet. They usually don't hit anything, but they occasionally hit a planet like Earth. Most flares are small, but even a small flares can be dangerous. In 1989 a flare hit the North American continent and fried electric lines, zapped power grids in the US and Canada, and created large power blackouts. Flares can also effect our moods and physical health. In theory, a large flare impacting the Earth could zap the ionosphere and irradiate the surface, killing every living organism that it touched."
During early 2001, the Sun's solar cycle was completed and the Sun switched magnetic poles, so the Sun is due for another cycle in the year 2012.

Well, who cares if the Sun flips again? it flips every 11 years so why should the next flip be any different?

The solar cycle of 2012 is more significant than any other for several reasons:
1. During this time the two biggest planets in our solar system, Saturn and Jupiter, will be in line with each other. The gravitational effects of the two planets on the Sun will cause it to wobble during it's pole shift. This can have huge effects on the magnitude of the CME's the Sun will be tossing into space. The Earth regularly gets hit with small CME's and research says that the increased magnitude of these CME's are one of the major causes of global warming, and changes in the ecosystem.

2. Right now the Sun's south magnetic pole is in line with the Earth's north magnetic pole. Since opposites attract, the Sun, along with it's gravitational influence from Saturn and Jupiter, may cause the Earth to switch magnetic poles too! With the magnetic field of the Earth switching in a matter of minutes, there can be huge disruptions in the Earth's geological and ecological system. It can cause mass earthquakes and volcano eruptions all over the world. After it's all done, compasses will point South, the Sun will rise in the West and set in the East. But remember, this is a magnetic switch only.

3. The most far fetched possibility and probably the most catastrophic is the phenomenon called "polar wander". Polar wander is a result of the Earth's outer crust shifting at a rapid rate. The magnetic poles stay put but Antarctica becomes the equator and the tropics become the North Pole. I really don't have to stress why a polar wander could be catastrophic because if you picture a phenomenon like this happening in a matter of minutes, you can understand why. There is evidence of a polar wander occurring before in the distant past due to the fossils of Coral in Greenland and Woolly Mammoth bones found in Central America. Of course, in order for a polar wander to occur, it would take a huge amount of imbalance, like an asteroid collision, in the Earth to trigger it.

4. The final event that will occur on December 21, 2012 will be at 11:12 GMT. It's a phenomenon that the Mayans referred to as the "Sacred Tree" and it happens every 25,800 years. At that time our Sun will line up directly with the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. For thousands of years, our solar system has been hovering around the top of the galactic plane and this galactic alignment could have huge effects on our solar system.

"The ecliptic cross over the Milky Way at a 60 degree angle near the constellation Sagittarius. As such, it forms a cross with the Milky Way, and this cosmic cross was called the Sacred Tree by the ancient Maya. (The cross form was also known as the "crossroads." Amazingly, the center of this cosmic cross, that is right where the ecliptic crosses over the Milky Way is exactly where the December solstice sun will be in A.D. 2012. This alignment occurs only once every 25,800 years."

There is supposedly a black hole in the middle of the Milky Way holding everything together. Our solar system is around the outer edge of the disc. When our solar system lines up with center of the galaxy, we will be at the strongest part of the galaxy's magnetic field where there is maximum gravitation. So, with the Sun's solar cycle being at it's maximum, the alignment of Saturn and Jupiter, and the alignment of the sun with the equator of the Milky Way, this will REALLY cause an increase in the magnitude of the Sun's solar flares. Of course the gravitational complexities will also have an influence on whether or not the Earth will undergo a magnetic pole shift. There is also speculation that the Earth may reverse its rotation since we'll be in the opposite hemisphere of the galaxy!

"According to the Mayas, the center of the Galaxy is the cosmic womb; The place of dead, transformation, regeneration and rebirth. This moment shows the end of their calendar."
There are a lot of questions that will be answered in the year 2012. Although the Mayan calendar has a mystery on a specific date, some of the scientific complexities will gradually become observable. Depletion of the ozone, increase in volcanic activity, and changes in weather patterns are all natural results of some of the events explained. However, whether or not the Mayans had some sort of insight into the future will remain a mystery.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Sun-Moon Dance to the Living Tree in Charles Town West Virginia

Dear Sun-Moon Dance Family,

I hope that everyone has had a good year and received many blessings as a result of your effort in last years dance. Winter is ending and it’s time to set the intention…to start the movement of energy that leads us into a new cycle.

The Sun-Moon Dance to the Living Tree in Charles Town West Virginia will be held on the first weekend of August…from Friday August 1st to Monday August 4th.

Coming out of last years dance and moving forward…spirit speaks to the need for a return to the origin of this dance. A “back to basics” approach…that honors the vision, songs and example given us by Joseph Rael.

What I learned from Beautiful Painted Arrow was that the unfolding of our authentic self is determined by our willingness to break the forms of a self-important ego…and that self importance is the master of disguise. We dance to shed the masks we hide behind and return to authenticity. All we can do is show up and dance.

My hope and prayer is that many of you will come to the Sun-Moon Dance to the Living Tree in West Virginia. Please share this information with others that you think might be interested.

Love & Blessing,
Fletch Jenkins
Dance Chief

Blessings,Sherry (\o/) /_\
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"It is not sufficient for religious people to be involved with prayer. Rather, they are morally obliged to contribute all they can to solving the world’s problems."-His Holiness the Dalai Lama

"History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

"We own nothing but our souls and our truth, everything else is on loan to us for our care taking. " - Rev. Sherry Sherry


500 year-old Otomi Prophecy...
When 8000 sacred drums play together, an intense healing of Mother Earth will commence.
Inca... Call it the 'Age of Meeting Ourselves Again'.
Hopi... Predict a 25 year period of purification followed by End of Fourth World and beginning of the Fifth.
Mayan... Call it the 'end days' or the end of time as we know it
Maori... Say that as the veils dissolve there will be a merging of the physical & spiritual worlds.
Zulu... Believe that the whole world will be turned upside down.
Hindu... Kali Yuga (end time of man). The Coming of Kalki & critical mass of Enlightened Ones.
Aztec... Call this the Time of the Sixth Sun. A time of transformation. Creation of new race.
Pueblo... Acknowledge it'll be the emergence into the Fifth World
Cherokee... Their ancient calendar ends exactly at 2012 as does the Mayan calendar.
Tibetan... Kalachakra teachings are prophesies left by Buddha predicting Coming of the Golden Age.
Egypt... According to the Great Pyramid (stone calendar), present time cycle ends in year 2012 ADDogon... Say that the spaceship of the visitors, the Nommo, will return in the form of a blue star.
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"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
-- Harold Thurman Whitman


I share this message from the Whale Nation, relayed by IhantowanDakota Star Altar-Keeper Chief Golden Eagle. Recall that the Whalesare a highly-intelligent species with origin from the stars.
MOON OF THE WHALESHOGAN IYOTAN TANKA OYATEHeals Emotional, Physical, Mental and Spiritual Imbalances
We are the Whale People here with you this evening. Weare Earth Keepers fulfilling our duties as asked by Creator. We arehere to share some of those responsibilities that you share with us.
For all imbalances are result of failure to fulfillSacred Responsibility. It is Universal Law that Movement and Balancemust be One. Evolution is a delicate walk. On our great journeys through the Ocean Realms we travelto many sacred power places. We allow our Song, our Thoughts, our Feelings to harmonize with these Chakra energies of Mother Earth.This gift and practice is within our DNA; as it is within human DNA.

In order to move forward in Cosmic Harmony, you must balance all of your activities. This means that you must follow your spirit every moment. The very Wisdom of Spirit is anchored withinyour biology. Thus, follow your intuitions, express all of those things you consider “silly”. Sing with Mother Earth, and dance whenyou feel it. Restore the Power Places upon the land; and then you won’t feel so ridiculous when you dance a sacred dance in a mall, ina city, or sing a song in church that seems to be of differentpersuasion.

We Whale Peoples change our world very little; we seethe Beauty and the Sacredness that is already there. We seek toresonate and then to live with the Holy that is already. If you human beings will slow down your urges to create materially, you will remember the Sacred Ways.

Indeed, in order to balance yourselves, you must move less in the physical and more in Realms of Heart, Mind and Spirit. As the Grandfathers teach; look ahead to the Seven Generations beforey ou make a change in anything.

Wisdom is thinking about these things before you act.Thinking first and feeling fully will prevent many of the imbalances which you experience. Besides the things which you must undo, and those things which you will think better than do, foremost, look within. How can you understand your World if you do not understand yourself?

This Sacred Law of Movement and Balance can heal you. Yet, understand that it’s course is like a tight wire. One that is plenty easy to travel if traveled patiently.One that is dangerous to those who seek to speed along

There is a practice known among Original Peoples that is key to balance. It is observation. It is attunement with nature.To understand the world around you, you must feel every facet:From the Little Crawling One to the Great Flying One, from the inner movements of things to the Wind that blows, the human mind is capable of all of these perceptions.The Human heart is able to understand the way that things flow. You must use your talents and perception before you act so foolishly. Know the Truth before you act. The Heart is where this storehouse of perception and understanding lies. To open these gifts, go and sit with your Relations in the forest, in the mountains or by the sea. We will teach you how to move in balance. When you learn to move in balance, all difficulties which you experience within your body, heart and mind will be wiped away. The Universe does not wish to punish Human Being. The Universe teaches in the most graceful way. Your restrictions are your lessons. So learn how to walk in balance again.

We suggest the Gift of Song be employed, celebrated withthis Sacred Law. When you seek to clear imbalances, human song enables this. Song vibrates the physical. It opens the Heart. It clears the Mind. It calls the Spirit. So when you call upon the Whale People, call to us through your Song. For we are in tune with all Song upon this planet. Our Mind and our Heart are there when anyone sings a Sacred Song. The Whale People have guarded the secrets for Human Being. For we are older brothers and sisters to you. Our song will awaken your memories and will bring healing to you. If you can remember the whale song, then try to sing with us. If you desire a healing from Our Nation, then sing your songs for four days. And we will be able to come to you and give you Wisdom through the Ways of Water. We will heal your Hearts. We will awaken your Mind to the memory of the Cosmic Ocean. Human Beings have seven major roles as Earth Guardians. All of these tasks are important for this Walk in Balance.
The first gift is the Gift of Song. Know that your words are song, too. If you have nothing good to say, then honor the Sacred Silence. Within Silence is a music which human beings must remember. Get still and listen to Our song which echoes around Mother Earth.

The second gift is the Gift of Sight and Vision. This is your connection to the Sacred Light of Spirit. Through their thoughts, human beings feed the life around them. The Stones, and the Plants, and the Animals, therefore, need nourishing light. Human Beings must think nourishing thoughts!

The third gift is the Gift of Action, Love is action. Touch your world with joy and with gentleness. Your touch is ahealing balm to all of the Relations.

The fourth gift is the Gift of Choice. Use your will,your energy to bring life, to create in balance with Our Mother’s Heart. Will not that which is your own. Use your power to help your Mother. Mother Earth is the Creator, the Goddess, of thissphere. Use your power to honor Her.

The fifth gift is the Gift of Creation. It is the Wellspring of your knowledge. It is that Creative River called imagination and the power to bring forth life.

The sixth gift is the Gift of Sacrifice, the gift of giving away to one another. And, in death, you will be reborn to New Life. Lay down your will that Universe may prosper. Find your Will as the Universe unfolds.

The seventh gift is the Gift of Your Connection to Creator, the Gift of Holy thought, being and feeling. It is the gift of Starry Nature. Nourish your connection to your Soul Star. Lifewill then be truly abundant.

The Whale People wish for human beings to ponder onthese seven gifts and to look within to learn how to honor lifethrough them. Learn to walk with these seven gifts. Honoring alllife is the way to balance; not just for yourselves, but for everyone.

So stand, Human Being, as we the Whale People continueto teach you every moment through our Song and through our Thought.Stand as Guardians of Mother Earth. Stand up and take up your SacredResponsibilities. Honor the Wisdom within you and reclaim theHoliness that you are."Mitakuye OyasinStanding Elk/Golden EagleChief/ChiefBlack Spotted Horse

Sherry is on XM Radio! Mondays at 1 PM & 7 PM (ET)On Broadminded - XM Channel 155 - Take 5 With Shari, Molly & Christine

"It is not sufficient for religious people to be involved with prayer. Rather, they are morally obliged to contribute all they can to solving the world’s problems."-His Holiness the Dalai Lama "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

"We own nothing but our souls and our truth, everything else is on loan to us for our care taking. " - Rev. Sherry Sherry