Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Guest Post by Douglas Walker -Painting: Creativity is the flow of God's love

In my experience, healing is a whole lot more than attending to the physical body. It is the development of an integrated functioning of mind, body and spirit. It is the creation of a state of physiology where the light of the higher Self can flow unrestricted to all parts of the human experience—mental, physical, emotional, energetic.

When we are disconnected from our higher Self we not only lose touch with our spiritual essence, we also set the stage for physical and emotional suffering.

What is the solution?

*How do we reconnect with the Self?

*How do we remember our life’s purpose?
*How do we bring bliss back into our daily experience?

There are as many ways of reconnecting with our source as there are souls on the planet. Many turn to religion, others to meditation, others devote themselves to service to others.

As an artist, I find that opening yourself to the flow of creativity is a perfect way to reconnect to the divine Self. The process of painting (or writing, or sculpting, etc.) is in itself a process of healing.

Setting the stage:

To me the most amazing miracle of existence is the creation of the individual soul. Somehow, out of that divine, omnipresent hugeness we call God, an endless supply of tiny sparks of divinity bubble up. These sparks of divinity that we call souls, grow into great beings of light and incarnate into different nervous systems to play in this wonderful creation.

Some of these beings (over seven billion at this time) have taken on human nervous systems to enjoy life on our planet Earth. But Mother Earth is in a very dense part of multidimensional creation. In this dense human nervous system,most of us have a very limited range of experience. We forget that our essence, our higher Self, is that spark of divinity, that individualized particle of God.


Fortunately, that divine spark—our inner essence—is always trying to remind us of our origin, and give us clues on the best way to live our lives. By allowing the mind to settle down, we can listen to the messages that are being delivered. But for many this seems like an impossible task.

This is where the creative process comes into play. When we allow the paintbrush to flow, or “put pen to paper”, we are giving the higher Self an opportunity to express itself.


It is in the refinement of the creative process that healing takes place.

“Does this brush stroke really express what my heart wants to say? Not quite. Okay, let’s make some adjustment. Yes—now it captures the right mood or meaning.” In this refinement, our physiology—mental, emotional, and physical—is transformed. It becomes a more perfect conduit for the divine Light that is trying to push through our nervous system.

Sometimes this impulse comes from within. Sometimes it comes from the environment. When you paint an inner experience of consciousness you are remembering the spark of divinity that you are. When you paint a landscape, you are attuning your nervous system to an expression of the Divine.

The Divine is present everywhere. Look for it. Look for ways to express it. With every act of creativity you will be transforming your nervous system to be a more perfect vessel of divine Light—a perfect instrument for the flow of God’s love.

Special thanks to author and artist Douglas Walker:

Douglas was born and grew up in Vancouver, Canada. Now he lives with his wife Nancy in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

His paintings include unique representations of Vedic gods along with depictions of the relationship between the human physiology and the Divine.

Douglas was gifted with the ability to paint late in life following a meditation experience of Divine Mother dancing in his heart lotus. Many who view his work report inner spiritual transformation and energetic healing.

“Divine Mother is the artist. I just try to be alert to what She is telling me, and not get in the way. The less the ego is involved, the better I can express Her Light and Silence in my paintings.”

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Love, Healing and Finding Your Own Wholeness

I believe that loving ourselves is the first step to healing and achieving wholeness. Yet sometimes the burdens from an illness can send us into a downward spiral . If we can find a place within ourselves that we can love-no matter what the challenges of the illness-healing and recognizing Wholeness can begin to blossom within us.

The end was the beginning:

Once a successful nurse and health administrator  had 3 major challenges happen all at the same time:

*She got the diagnosis of Amylateral Sclerosis(ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease which is a severe and chronic illness.
*Her home  was burglarized.
*She lost her job.

Her doctors told her she less than a year to live. Within a few months she was in a wheel chair; barely able to move. Waiting for death- just sitting in her chair she realized that she did not want to die before she experienced unconditional love.

Instead of making funeral arrangements: 

But she hated herself, her body and inside she felt mean and critical of those around her. Somehow she understood that  unconditional love was not possible with so much self hatred. She began a daily practice of looking at herself in the mirror-no clothes- on just sitting and staring at her sagging body that could no longer support her.

Writing It All Down

At first she wrote down every negative thought she had about herself, and her failing body. It was a shock to discover  that she had no loving thoughts left at all. She stared at herself day after day until that moment when she found one thing about herself that was acceptable.  With that she began to rewrite  her negative thoughts into positive statement about herself. As she reached a point of complete self acceptance with her imminent death a shift began to occur. As she learned to love herself …..her body began to heal…

From getting to giving:

She stopped expecting something in return for any of her actions. She began giving to those around here without trying to impress anyone. Each night before sleep she would evaluate her day and ask had she been of service to anyone? Had she been loving? Slowly this practice began to transform her body.

Forgiveness replaced resentment: 

She realized that the only person resentment over past actions was hurting was….herself.

Self-hatred became self-acceptance and then unconditional self love:

Her lifelong disapproval of her own appearance was a heavy burden. No matter what her body looked like now-she came to understand that the first person to love was herself.

Love had to begin inside her. She made the decision to learn to love herself and her body before she died. It was not easy but she began to say out loud. “I love you”  Over time her affection and self acceptance became very real.

For the first time in her life she began to know complete contentment and love for herself that grew and blossomed. Soon she was able to begin sincerely loving those around her with no expectations of anything coming back.  As those around her experienced her change they began to love her and she grew to easily accept their love for her.

From escape with death to accepting life exactly as it is:

She realized that she had felt quite dissatisfied with her job and wanted to quit anyway. She now could look at her entire past and understand that other choices had always been available to her.

Celebrating being alive every minute: 

As she continued with her mirror; she awakened to the idea of celebrating every moment that she was alive-instead of planning her death.

Sharing inner feelings and hurtful emotions is how to let go of them:

Anger, resentment, disappointment  such painful emotions were difficult to identify at first. As she began sharing openly what was really going on inside her  she realized these old hurt feelings were no longer serving her and they began to disappear. Instead of avoiding closeness and intimacy she opened herself to love. With this shift opening her heart to emotional, spiritual, intellectual and physical love brought her the true experience of unconditional love.

So what happened? 

As this woman-let go of her past hurts, inner pain and resentment she was able to accept her self  just the way she was.  She opened to love in every remaining moment of her life. Her body slowly restored itself and she was able to walk again, resume work and begin a new career. Evy McDonald has now been in remission for 34 years.

This is a true story of a courageous woman who recovered her own wholeness and healed herself by discovering her ability to love.  You can read more about Evy's story in the references below.

For those who are close to death opening to love may not change the time of their passing-but it can lead to a more peaceful acceptance of what is meant to be. Opening to love can bring ease, healing and positive change and of course opening to love always brings well-more love.

I enjoy hearing about your healing adventures and respond to all communications so let me hear from you by posting your comments or emailing me direct.


1.Evelyn R. McDonald, M.S., Sue A. Wiedenfeld, Ph.D., et. al., “Survival in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: The Role of Psychological Factors,” Archives of Neurology,  Vol. 51, January 1994.

2. Evy McDonald, R.N., M.S., M.Div., “Another Perspective of ALS,” Holistic Medicine, March/April 1988. http://www.ahha.org/articles.asp?Id=55.

August 9, 2014 Oakland California

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Wholeness Project-Fulfilling the Heart's Desire for Oneness

Do you long for a deeper 
connection with the One?

DISCOVER what Wholeness means to you - CLAIM, ground and amplify Wholeness in your Life - LEARN practical tools to develop Wholeness in yourself and in the world

The great teachers: Rev. Howard Thurman, Dr. Ernest Holmes, H. Emilie Cady, Black Elk-Chief Lakota Sioux recognized the heart’s yearning for a more permanent experience of Oneness.

Explore their teachings on how you can live grounded in the One.

All course materials will be provided
Scholarships for those 
under 25 and over 70


Dr. Siota Belle, RScP is a practitioner at the CSL Santa Rosa; where she works in the Grief and Loss Support, Education and Prayer Support Ministries. Siota is a Dr. of Clinical Nutrition and a Classical Homeopath and practices Hawaiian healing.

Susan Fleming, RScP is a practitioner at East Bay Church of Religious Science. She  regularly teaches classes in the foundations of Science of Mind, prayer and meditation.

Bring a bag lunch and share your mealtime with Siota & Susan

offered at the: 
East Bay Church of Religious Science 
4130 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609 

For scholarship info email: susan@susanflemingdesign.com

To register at eventbrite click here :The Wholeness Project Workshop

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