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Ballroom Tales: Dancing Our Love Story

Posted on April 1, 2017

You could say that Joseph and I fell in love over a video cable. This lifetime, anyway. That was back in the 80s, when video cameras still needed cables and had to be pushed around on heavy tripods. Sometimes we were so busy chatting away behind those big cameras, we didn’t hear what shots the director was ordering. Oops.

We haven’t done much video work since then, but now we’ve plunged ahead on a Ballroom Tales project that’s very close to our hearts. We’re producing a short dance film, our own love story, many lifetimes long, told through music and movement. If all goes well, this may become a trailer for my new book, Past Life Lovers, Friends, and Enemies (coming soon).

Foxtrot, Anyone?

Okay, maybe we’re fictionalizing our story a little here and exaggerating a little there. Like the real-life stories in my book, ours is a tale of many lifetimes. To tell it through dance and fulfill our vision means that first, we have to conquer the ballroom moves required!!! That’s, um, only six dance styles (so far).

So we’ve hired actor/choreographer John Selby, who helped choreograph a routine for Lance Bass when the former *NSYNC member appeared on Dancing with the Stars. John has also won many impressive awards as a professional dance competitor. He’s a terrific teacher.

For fun, Joseph and I started our dance habit in 2000 with some old-school salsa classes. We moved on through other Latin dances, Argentine tango, and then ballroom. Typically, we learned a lot of bad habits, had a lot of fights, and suffered too many injuries from poor technique. John has been sorting us out and we’re excited to be working with him!

And What About That Concrete?

Neither are we sure how to solve all the production dilemmas yet, considering that it’s going to happen outdoors in a public setting. We might have to pillage the local community college to find some talented crew who’ll volunteer for the fun and experience.

Still, we’re having way more fun than going the usual competition route (which is what most ballroom students do). We are creating a moving painting. We are making Art with our movement, locations, costumes, music, and story. No words, simply dancing! Quite frankly, I think we’ve watched too many Bollywood movies, but we’re committed now.

Here’s a clip of John at work. Every great adventure begins with the first steps, right? Follow me on Instagram for more behind-the-glamour posts in the coming weeks.

5 Ways to Fix an Unhappy Past Life Relationship

Posted on August 26, 2015

Knowing someone from a prior lifetime is no reason to stay in an unhappy past life relationship. Here are five ways to fix it, or finish it!

I often write “Dear Abby” type replies to people who comment on my most popular article on the Internet who have found themselves stuck in relationships that are making them unhappy. My article is about identifying past life lovers, friends, and enemies. Thankfully, that in and of itself begins to answer the question. They have come together to rectify some past life issues that have left them feeling unbalanced. But it’s never quite that simple.

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Subtle Energy Depletion: A Healer’s Bane

Posted on June 29, 2015

Here’s how it happens:

The “Healer” opens her consciousness to the Infinite, the Universe, Source, God, with the intention of serving humanity. Or maybe just a single human. She fills herself with the Light energy that pours in. She is the empty vessel.

The Infinite overflows into her being, like water pouring out after a dam has broken. The Healer seeks this inflow as greedily as we seek water when thirsty, but the Infinite also requires the Healer. The Healer offers the negative pole in the electrical system, the deficit. The Infinite offers the positive pole, the surfeit. Energy, all up and down the frequency spectrum, from dimension to dimension, from pole to pole, from human to human, flows according to this pattern.

They connect, the Healer and Infinite Intelligence. The power flows, and the charge reverses.

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My Sister and the Elephants

Posted on April 23, 2015

Remember-Me-WEBThis painting is called “Remember Me” and it’s dedicated to my big sister, Linda Jo Hunter, animal advocate, wildlife tracker, artist, and author (Lonesome for Bears). It happened by accident. Again. It all started with two new paint colors and an elephant’s eye.

Linda and I went shopping for art supplies during her most recent visit to San Diego. We’d just had a lovely lunch date, one of the two times a year I get to see her. When she and husband Mike travel to or from their home in Washington state to their winter camping and surf adventures in the Baja peninsula, they always stop in San Diego and we get to spend a couple of hours catching up.

Later on, she would show me the oil paintings she created this winter. But for now, she was encouraging me to buy two new colors to add to my watercolor paints. I’m a newbie and definitely more author than artist, so I need all the encouragement I can get. Phthalo Turquoise and Indian Yellow had drawn my attention. “Oh, you’ll love the Indian Yellow,” said she.

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12 Ways to Identify Past Life Lovers, Friends, or Enemies

Posted on November 19, 2014

Tempers flared, decibels rose. “You agreed to pay 25% when you moved in!” I insisted. “But you use more electricity during the day than I do!” my roommate shouted back, this sweet-looking, perfectly-put-together woman who never showed this side of herself in public.

We’d been at this angry impasse for days. Finally, a thought came to me and I spat: “You know, if we don’t work this out now, we’ll have to come back as a man and woman, get married, and share a checkbook!”

At that point, the thought of marrying the other person was so abhorrent to us both that it worked like a splash of cold water. It didn’t hurt that we’d met in a past-life therapy class: we knew it could be true! After a stunned moment, we both broke out laughing.

What didn’t occur to me until long after she moved out and I went off to marry a really nice guy was that we’d probably already done the marriage routine, and left an imbalance we had to work out in our present lifetime, fighting over that stupid electric bill. Thankfully, we accomplished it, with laughter to shift the energy of the past and knowledge to pave the way.

If you’ve already read my article on Zazen Life: The Psychic Anatomy Concept of Life, then you know that nothing is lost in your personal universe. Everything you’ve done, said, thought, or felt remains with you, from life to life, as you experience your sequential incarnations. It’s not all active at the same time, however. Often things come around and go around and come back again according to circumstantial triggers in your life, and a few other cyclic, cosmic factors you’re not privy to. But one thing you can count on:

The important people in your life are very likely to have been people you’ve met before.

How can you tell?

First, you have to stop and consider it. That’s probably the hardest step. Once you realize this truth about your interactions with others, you’ll see it everywhere: former lovers, friends, enemies, family members. For a time, you might overdo it, imagining past-life connections that didn’t really happen. But some connections—the valid ones—ultimately prove themselves over and over again, if you pay attention.

Here are 12 ways to identify the hints of history that have drawn you back into each other’s orbits, for better or for worse. But always, with the opportunity to improve your relationship so that the next time you meet, things will be even better (especially in the case of former enemies)! And it’s likely you will meet again if you’ve got work left to do together. The principles of interdimensional science and your own personal design may mandate it. So it’s wise to do your best with each other now.

We’ll start with the easiest ways to recognize an old compatriot, your past life friends, lovers, and enemies:

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