Tuesday June 29, 2010 I will be hosting my new radio program called “The Sacred Path.” The program will start at 7:00 PM EST and it lasts for 30 minutes.
My topic is going to be Life After Death! Death is a universal experience. No one can hope to escape it. It is only a matter of time till it comes to each one of us and those we love. Most death beds are peaceful when the time comes and few go out struggling. What, then, is it we fear in death that it should be for us a thing of grief and dread?
Firstly, we fear the unknown. To quote Shakespeare, “For in that sleep of death what dreams may come-When we have shuffled off this mortal coil?”
Secondly, we dread the separation from those we love.
These are the things that make death terrible. How differently should we set out to cross the Threshold were our minds at rest on these two points? What I will talk about will help you not have such fear.
To listen to the program live or in archive go to the following link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cherokee-billie
This is a call in show and you can call and ask any questions you have on your mind. The telephone number is (347) 994-2531.
Please listen to the archive as it is now available.
Farrah Fawcett, who died a year ago today from cancer, will be remembered today as more than just a sex symbol. To me she was a courageous woman who accepted her fate, yet, fought with everything she had to overcome it and to survive.
Though the poster image of the beautiful “Charlie’s Angels” actress in skin-tight red swimsuit will forever remain an icon of the 1970s, Fawcett also is remembered as an actress who demonstrated her dramatic chops in the 1984 television movie “The Burning Bed” and the film “Extremities” in 1986.
Her best friend Alana Stewart — ex-wife of singer Rod Stewart — is expected today to open offices in Beverly Hills for the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, which is dedicated to finding alternative methods of treating cancer, with an emphasis on anal and pediatric cancers.
Fawcett died at age 62 of complications from anal cancer about 9:30 a.m. — about two hours before Michael Jackson died. And because her death was widely anticipated — she was diagnosed in 2006 — most of the news coverage focused on Jackson.
Farrah was definitely America’s Angel. I know that she is at peace and does not suffer any longer. Take a few moments to remember this courageous woman.
One year has passed since Michael Jackson brought many of us together, I could not let the date of his passing go by without acknowledging this occasion. I know for many of you it is a time of sorrow, but remember Michael is free from all physical and emotional torment. He now lives in perfect peace.
Remember him in silence. Take time to be alone and give thanks for all the people that he touched during his lifetime, and become still. In the stillness and silence you can hear the spirits speak to you.
Trust that Michael is now in a much better place and filled with peace and happiness. Let’s only look on all the wonderful things he gave to the world. He will always be giving to the world. His love goes on in to eternity.
I am leaving you with this Native American message that I feel speaks for Michael.
I give you this one thought to keep,
I’m with you still. I do no sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush,
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone
I am with you still, in each new dawn.
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand there at my grave an cry
I am not there, I did not die.
By Mary Elizabeth Frye
You are constantly in the process of becoming. You are constantly in the process of growing, no matter what your age or what you’ve already been through. At the end of this day you will not be quite the same person you were when you woke up. You will have learned new things, lived through new experiences, known some new accomplishments and some disappointments.
Today is your opportunity to mold yourself and to direct your life. The person you are tomorrow will depend on how you live each moment of today. It’s a serious responsibility and a great opportunity.
The moments of this day may seem quite ordinary as you go through them. Yet every day is important, every moment is special and vital. They are your opportunities to live, to love, to grow, to learn, to accomplish, to become, to fulfill.
Rather than just looking at this day as another one to endure, see in it the wondrous amount of living with which it can be filled. Give today your best, and its golden treasures will be yours.
UPDATE: This message was erroneously posted without giving credit to the original author. It is by Ralph Marston of The Daily Motivator. I regret the oversight and highly recommend that you check out his website of daily motivational messages.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. ~Mark Twain, “Old Times on the Mississippi” Atlantic Monthly, 1874
Fathers are the biggest source of strength for a child. The innocent eyes of a child perceive father as the all-powerful, most knowledge, truly affectionate and the most important person in the family. For daughters, fathers are the first men they adore and fall in love with. While for sons their fathers are the strongest person they know and someone they aspire to emulate. Even for the grownups fathers are someone whom they look up to for the most experienced and honest advice that is always in the best of our interest. For this great figure in our life that we know as father – it becomes our utmost duty to pay our humblest tribute on the occasion of Father’s Day.
Say Thanks to Dad on Father’s Day
Children blessed with a loving father should consider themselves fortunate. For, they have someone to take care of their needs and interests. Someone to stop them when they are diverting to a wrong path and guide them on a road to success and virtue. For many of us fathers have always been there to solve our innumerous mathematics and science problems and explain the same formula hundredth time or better still until it is understood by us. Fathers would never ever give a smallest of hint to let us know how hard they work to take care of our needs and fulfill even the most whimsical of demands… For all their adorable scolding and affectionate punishments we all owe a big thanks to our Dads.
Apologize to Dad on Father’s Day
Father’s Day also brings with it the wonderful opportunity to apologize for all our rude and insensitive behavior. We as children often take the love and affection of our parents for granted and treat them with outright contempt. We need to apologize. We must feel great to have the presence of loving father in our lives and do not disrespect the blessing of God on us. On Father’s Day we must says “Sorry” to our Dad and seek their forgiveness for our wrong behavior.
Celebrate Father’s Day with Dad
We must make all efforts to celebrate Father’s Day with our Dad. Children staying away from father must especially strive to spend the day with father and show gratitude for all their support and love. We must pamper father by spending the day in a manner he likes most. It could be going out for a picnic or indulging him with a gourmet meal. We can also express love with thoughtful gifts accompanied by a bouquet of his favorite flowers. The idea is to show our affection and tell Daddy how much he is loved and appreciated not just on Father’s Day but every single day of our lives.
It is difficult to believe that Paul McCartney is 68 years old because I remember him as a young man of 22. Time certainly slips into the future. I wish Paul the best of birthdays and many more to come and to keep giving the world his music.
We love you yea, yea, yea, yea.
I wrote this article about two weeks ago and it came from the inspiration of this song by a friend of mine, Samaria, who passed away in 2008 from breast cancer. To demonstrate how God works, this song had not been on the internet for over a year and I remembered the lyrics and wrote the article based on this song. Sunday I put in the name of this song and miraculously there was the song again. I got in touch with the person who put it up and we have been sharing our memories of Samaria. She was a great lady and you will tell that from the song. Please pay attention to the song and the article I wrote as it is life changing. Many blessings, Cherokee Billie
Still the Mind of Mindless Chatter by Cherokee Billie
You may be going, “Huh. What is she talking about?” I am talking about the endless Chatter that is constantly going on in our minds. How can you expect to hear from the gentle spirit of God when your mind is cluttered with constant self talk and oftentimes confusion?
Buddha taught “It is not the words that are spoken; it is the silence between the words.” Silence is the key that opens the connection to the Divine Spirit/God. Of course it is easier said than done. Silencing the mind is one of the most difficult things to do. Many people meditate to get their mind quieter, but still find it extremely difficult. Some people go into retreats for years so that they can learn to quiet their mind. It is absolutely that hard to still the mind of mindless chatter.
Try pausing between each thought and analyze that last thought you had and see if it was really important, of value, or needful in your life. When you do this you are visiting the space between your thoughts. When you can pay attention to your thoughts you will start noticing how much time you are wasting thinking about the past, present, and future. All you really need to do is be quiet and still for as many moments as you possibly can throughout the day and you will start noticing that many things that were important to you really have very little meaning. Amazing how unimportant most of our thoughts are.
After having paused between thoughts you will become aware of how many of your thoughts were quite ridiculous. The things you were worried about a few minutes ago you start to see as not so important. Maybe you were worried about getting dinner prepared on time and if you would have enough for everyone. When you paused and look at your thoughts you realize dinner will get done and it will be enough for everyone. We worry sometimes over things that are really needless and this is the point of getting silent and learning to quiet your mind.
You will find your prayers to the Divine Spirit/God will have a more profound meaning because of your silence, which will produce a true devotion and dedication to this miraculous Supreme Being. Still your mind right now!