Lance and Jean Lein, July 2018

Lance and Jean Lein have gone through a health challenge that has allowed them to demonstrate the power and the wonder of their New Thought Faith. This is a remarkable story that will inspire and challenge your own faith to grow!

David Lauterstein and the Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage and Clinic

What a treat to re-visit David Lauterstein ten years after our first interview in 2008. David was totally open and humble as he recounted some of the steps he took along the way to changing the meaning of therapeutic massage. You are about to see a wonderful man tell you his career secrets.

Summer Solstice Interview with David Lauterstein

Thursday, June 21, 2018 we will interview David Lauterstein founder of the Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage and Clinic located here in Austin. This interview before a live audience will begin at 7:00 in the Sanctuary of the Unity Church of the Hills. located at 9905 Anderson Mill Rd., Austin TX 78750

Here is David Singing!

Jim Rigby, Minister, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Jim is known throughout the Austin area, and beyond, as a committed worker for Justice, Human Rights and Fair Treatment for all.  In this interview, he explains where his compassion comes from and the powerful effects that occur as a result of genuine kindness.

To or For?

Hill Country News, 2016-02-10

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By Chuck Robison

One of the real privileges of being a Pastor is the opportunity that some people afford me to see into their hearts and souls.

This usually happens during times of crisis or pain. Quite often people present themselves to me as the poor victim of some serious wrong or terrible occurrence that has brought them only sorrow. It is my opportunity to help that person grow from the experience, and I grow too. Having given this service over a period of 49 years, I observe something important that happens in these times of true crisis.

Like most people, I think of myself as a human being with a body and a history of hard lessons. Many times it seemed like every time I turned around something else painful and destructive would happen to me. And I saw the same pattern in others.

So I asked why and here is the answer that currently works for me. The problem is in who we believe we are. As long as we continue to believe we are human beings living in a human body, often believing we are sinners first, and living almost on probation, praying that we make it under the wire into heaven, then life is full of traps and snares. Bad stuff happens to us a lot of the time. And there is very little we can do about it, one way or another.

So if that has been your experience recently, you may be saying to yourself. ‘Surely, there must be a better way!’ And there is!

The better way is to re-define how you describe yourself. There is a world of difference between being a human being and being an eternal soul. God didn’t make no junk and each of us is carefully crafted to be an eternal being and we need never worry about going to heaven…..we’re already there. God did not make us to throw us away, and he will forever work to help us grow and surpass all our prior mistakes.

As souls, we come to this life to learn eternal spiritual lessons that can only be experienced here on earth. Our purpose for living is to learn the lessons our souls need in order to progress in the upward spiral of God’s Universe.

Now if you can entertain this idea of who you really are and why you are here, you are ready to learn the big secret about your life. On the soul level things do not happen to us, they happen for us.

Look back on your life, at some of the toughest times, and you will see whatever was so painful, was also the moment when you grew and became wiser than you had ever been.

These things, and some have been terrible beyond belief, have been the very things that caused you to grow in the most powerful lessons of your life.

God is not cruel, but he does craft individual lessons for each of us that will help us grow to the next level.

So, of course, like everything else, it’s your choice, and no one can make it for you. But I can promise you one thing. When you give up being a victim to whom things keep happening and discover you are a soul who the whole universe is supporting in your growth, your life will change.

It’s called the Big Picture and as it comes into focus life begins to make more sense, and fear has less and less room to affect you.

Try it. What If It Really Works?

Jean Logan, PH.D The POWER of Glyphs

Jean Logan is a unique Healer who has developed a one-of-a-kind healing system that combines ancient glyphs with a powerful spiritual connection and global reach. In this SKYPE interview, Jean discusses her two books, how the process works, how it has travelled all over the world and how it is being constantly updated as more and more healing powers are discovered. Chuck and Karen used the Glyphs with great success as part of the knee surgeries they both has this past summer.

So far, Jean has put all of this information into two books and a third is in the process of being written. Both books are currently available from Amazon and we suggest you buy hard copies as you will then be able to cut out the glyphs for actual use outside the book. Jean explains this in the interview. The first book, Unlocking the Power of Glyphs, discusses some of the process and has specific glyphs for healing and improvement, such as increased abundance.TWOunlocking-power-glyphs-jean-logan-book-cover-art

Her second book, Sacred Symbols of Light, Book-II-Cover is a discussion of how Jean has discovered these revealed symbols work. This is a remarkable story in that Jean was given this information and went on to take full control of the publishing process. She did the art for each glyph and found ways to use the glyphs locally on a person’s body a Chuck did in his knee surgery and also ways to project the power of these glyphs at a distance.

You will want to watch the whole interview as Jean is very well informed and completely open and authentic in this discussion we had with her about this powerful new healing tool.

Penny Kelly, ND and Consciousness

Penny Kelly addressed the March combined meeting of Austin’s IONS and INACS organizations. We loved what she said! She has had a remarkable journey starting as an Engineer at General Motors and progressing through medical and physics courses and she currently is a powerful witness to what we all need to know about consciousness. Along the way she had the essential Kundalini experience described by Gopi Krishna. (See the two-part interview with Gene Kieffer elsewhere on this site.) This is a remarkable woman with a wealth of material for the advanced seeker.

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Debra Roberts: A Woman Kept By Her Bees!

We met Debra Roberts at her home outside Weaverville, North Carolina. Debra is one of a large and growing number of women organic bee keepers. She told us about the lives of bees and the threat to the food chain being posed by bee colony collapse is this wonderful discussion:

Toward the end of the video, we got to the bee hives and we had a unique consciousness raising experience that we believe is very powerful!
Enjoy!
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This just in from the New York Times:

Mystery Illness Wipes Out Bees

By Michael Wines, The New York Times
MARCH 29, 2013

A mysterious malady that has been killing honeybees en masse for several years appears to
have expanded drastically in the last year, commercial beekeepers say, wiping out 40
percent or even 50 percent of the hives needed to pollinate many of the nation’s fruits
and vegetables. A conclusive explanation so far has escaped scientists studying the ailment,
colony collapse disorder, since it first surfaced around 2005. But beekeepers and some
researchers say there is growing evidence that a powerful new class of pesticides known as
neonicotinoids, incorporated into the plants themselves, could be an important factor.

The pesticide industry disputes that. But its representatives also say they are open to
further studies to clarify what, if anything, is happening. “They looked so healthy
last spring,” said Bill Dahle, 50, who owns Big Sky Honey in Fairview, Mont. “We were so
proud of them. Then, about the first of September, they started to fall on their face, to
die like crazy. We’ve been doing this 30 years, and we’ve never experienced this kind of
loss before.”

In a show of concern, the Environmental Protection Agency recently sent its acting assistant
administrator for chemical safety and two top chemical experts here, to the San Joaquin
Valley of California, for discussions. In the valley, where 1.6 million hives of bees just
finished pollinating an endless expanse of almond groves, commercial beekeepers who only
recently were losing a third of their bees to the disorder say the past year has brought
far greater losses.

The federal Agriculture Department is to issue its own assessment in May. But in an interview,
the research leader at its Beltsville, Md., bee research laboratory, Jeff Pettis, said he was
confident that the death rate would be “much higher than it’s ever been.” Following a
now-familiar pattern, bee deaths rose swiftly last autumn and dwindled as operators moved
colonies to faraway farms for the pollination season. Beekeepers say the latest string of deaths
has dealt them a heavy blow. Bret Adee, who is an owner, with his father and brother, of Adee
Honey Farms of South Dakota, the nation’s largest beekeeper, described mounting losses. “We
lost 42 percent over the winter. But by the time we came around to pollinate almonds, it was
a 55 percent loss,” he said in an interview here this week.

“They looked beautiful in October,” Mr. Adee said, “and in December, they started falling apart,
when it got cold.” Mr. Dahle said he had planned to bring 13,000 beehives from Montana – 31
tractor-trailers full – to work the California almond groves. But by the start of pollination
last month, only 3,000 healthy hives remained. Annual bee losses of 5 percent to 10 percent
once were the norm for beekeepers. But after colony collapse disorder surfaced around 2005,
the losses approached one-third of all bees, despite beekeepers’ best efforts to ensure their
health. Nor is the impact limited to beekeepers. The Agriculture Department says a quarter of
the American diet, from apples to cherries to watermelons to onions, depends on pollination by
honeybees. Fewer bees means smaller harvests and higher food prices.

Almonds are a bellwether. Eighty percent of the nation’s almonds grow here, and 80 percent of
those are exported, a multibillion-dollar crop crucial to California agriculture. Pollinating
up to 800,000 acres, with at least two hives per acre, takes as many as two-thirds of all
commercial hives. This past winter’s die-off sent growers scrambling for enough hives to
guarantee a harvest. Chris Moore, a beekeeper in Kountze, Tex., said he had planned to skip
the groves after sickness killed 40 percent of his bees and left survivors weakened. “But
California was short, and I got a call in the middle of February that they were desperate for
just about anything,” he said. So he sent two truckloads of hives that he normally would not
have put to work. Bee shortages pushed the cost to farmers of renting bees to $200 per hive at
times, 20 percent above normal.

That, too, may translate into higher prices for food. Precisely why last year’s deaths were so
great is unclear. Some blame drought in the Midwest, though Mr. Dahle lost nearly 80 percent
of his bees despite excellent summer conditions. Others cite bee mites that have become
increasingly resistant to pesticides. Still others blame viruses.

But many beekeepers suspect the biggest culprit is the growing soup of pesticides, fungicides
and herbicides that are used to control pests. While each substance has been certified, there
has been less study of their combined effects. Nor, many critics say, have scientists
sufficiently studied the impact of neonicotinoids, the nicotine-derived pesticide that European regulators implicate in bee deaths. The explosive growth of neonicotinoids since 2005 has
roughly tracked rising bee deaths.

Neonics, as farmers call them, are applied in smaller doses than older pesticides. They
are systemic pesticides, often embedded in seeds so that the plant itself carries the chemical
that kills insects that feed on it. Older pesticides could kill bees and other beneficial
insects. But while they quickly degraded – often in a matter of days – neonicotinoids persist
for weeks and even months. Beekeepers worry that bees carry a summer’s worth of
contaminated pollen to hives, where ensuing generations dine on a steady dose of
pesticide that, eaten once or twice, might not be dangerous. “Soybean fields or canola
fields or sunflower fields, they all have this systemic insecticide,” Mr. Adee said.
“If you have one shot of whiskey on Thanksgiving and one on the Fourth of July, it’s not
going to make any difference. But if you have whiskey every night, 365 days a year, your
liver’s gone. It’s the same thing.”

Research to date on neonicotinoids “supports the notion that the products are safe and are not contributing in any measurable way to pollinator health concerns,” the president of CropLife America, Jay Vroom, said Wednesday. The group represents more than 90 pesticide producers.
He said the group nevertheless supported further research. “We stand with science and will let science take the regulation of our products in whatever direction science will guide it,” Mr. Vroom said. A coalition of beekeepers and environmental and consumer groups sued the E.P.A. last week, saying it exceeded its authority by conditionally approving some neonicotinoids. The agency has begun an accelerated review of their impact on bees and other wildlife.

The European Union has proposed to ban their use on crops frequented by bees. Some researchers have concluded that neonicotinoids caused extensive die-offs in Germany and France. Neonicotinoids are hardly the beekeepers’ only concern. Herbicide use has grown as farmers have adopted crop varieties, from corn to sunflowers, that are genetically modified to survive spraying with weedkillers.

Experts say some fungicides have been laced with regulators that keep insects from maturing, a problem some beekeepers have reported. Eric Mussen, an apiculturist at the University of California, Davis, said analysts had documented about 150 chemical residues in pollen and wax gathered from beehives. “Where do you start?” Dr. Mussen said. “When you have all these chemicals at a sublethal level, how do they react with each other? What are the consequences?”
Experts say nobody knows. But Mr. Adee, who said he had long scorned environmentalists’ hand-wringing about such issues, said he was starting to wonder whether they had a point.

Of the “environmentalist” label, Mr. Adee said: “I would have been insulted if you had called me that a few years ago. But what you would have called extreme – a light comes on, and you think, ‘These guys really have something. Maybe they were just ahead of the bell curve.'”

Dr. Roberta Shoemaker Beal – Jungian Oriented Art Therapist

Dr. Roberta Shoemaker Beal is a Jungian Art Therapist and Art Instructor who has been deeply involved with the Austin Consciousness Community for many years. In this interview, Roberta discusses the critical importance of using art as a pre-verbal means to confront and resolve crippling mental and emotional issues buried in the sub-conscious. Roberta has a wonderful sense of humor, a brilliant mind and a passion for helping others. You will see her depth immediately upon opening this interview.





Bruce Paton and Dr. Dariah Morgan and TFT

Bruce and Dariah discuss their work with Thought Field Therapy and healing a broad spectrum of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder victims including Middle East Veterans, accident and abuse victims. TFT is an effective, inexpensive and almost immediate method to release and move beyond the crippling results and effects of PSD. This is one interview you will want to pass along to your friends who may know someone who could benefit from this therapy.