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I watched Theo Fleury being interviewed on Global’s Morning Show today, and he talked abut his new life purpose.  I read his earlier book describing his life as a hockey player and disclosing sexual abuse.  It was called Playing with Fire and was a huge wake-up call for readers – and the whole country.  Now he has written another one, which I didn’t get the name of, but one can find it easily by googling him.  However, in the interview he said that now he has a new life purpose: to tell his story.  He believes by telling his story that others will learn and be encouraged to share theirs.  I think he is right.  That is a purpose for each of us.  I think about my book Your Invisible Bodies: a reference for children and adults about human energy fields.  I am frustrated that the website for that book has a virus and I haven’t yet been able to remove it.  However, this website still works, so here are my thoughts about telling my story.

I wrote that book to explain to children how Healing Touch, and energy healing generally, works.  In it I incorporated everything I’ve learned in my 70 years, including child & adult development, school guidance theory, energy healing, feminism, and Christian theology.  It is a wide-eyed book, and after it was published, I felt that I had fulfilled my purpose.  I told my story.  Funnily enough, even though I attend Knox United Church in Calgary, AB, I don’t call myself a Christian.  Too loaded a term, I think.  However, it is a child-centered book, and I’m happy for that.  I tell children to trust themselves, and to learn from their experience, and to be open to learning new discoveries.  Learning goes on all our lifetimes!

I am grateful to Theo Fleury for telling his story, and encouraging other people to speak up about their own experiences. I think he speaks for all of us when he says his purpose now is to tell his story.  He has been a professional hockey player, an advocate for children, and now is a healer and author.  Thanks be to Theo.  Thanks be to truth.  Thanks be to the wondrous spirit of newness that comes with sharing with another our personal truths.



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Since writing the last post about using Social Media, I have become more diligent at going to my Facebook page, plus my three writing groups on Linked-In, and occasionally my Twitter account.  I prefer to just post websites and emails that I find relevant, and want to publicize.  Writing a blog requires more thought and time.  I’ve spent time working on my novel this past month, which is very satisfying.  When I went to Kelowna to stay for a week with my son’s family, I worked on my book while Ben was at Kindergarten.  That got me going again, and I’m enjoying the re-writes.  Feedback from a few friends advised me to try changing parts to third person POV, so I’m revising it extensively.  I managed to take time yesterday morning before a friend arrived for coffee, and completed 10 pages!  So I can do it; I just have to stay focussed.

Last Sunday I attended the Seed Event at the Convention Centre in Calgary.  It was wonderful.  Eight different speakers presented their knowledge and unique perspective on how we can prepare for living in the future. Sequoyah Trueblook opened the proceedings with prayer and chants.  David Wolfe shared tons of valuable information on nutrition, which led to long line-ups during the break for reishi & chaga mushrooms, chocolate, and healthy drinks.  AnneMarie Collette talked about her Peace Education curriculum in her classroom and district in New Brunswick.  Hon. Manmeet Bhullar talked about Truth in Politics, sharing his own journey of service which has led him to become one of our province’s youngest and most outspoken MLAs.  Elisabeth Fayt moved me deeply with her stories of Spiritual Leadership: At Work and in the World.  Gerald Celente amused me with his Bronx accent and blunt opinions about economic and political trends.  After the dinner break, Adam Dreamhealer guided all of us as we learned more about spiritual and energetic healing.  Then Deepak Chopra ended the day with an inspiring talk.  What amazed me about all these speakers was their ability to talk 30-120 minutes without referring to notes, keeping the audience of >2000 awake and alert.  Well, almost alert.  The guided meditations that Adam and Deepak led were wonderful, but I had difficulty opening my eyes after Deepak’s.  I’ll go on-line to www.uend.org to see if the podcast of Deepak’s talk is ready to download.

Thank you to the people involved at uend.org for organizing and delivering such a superb day.  I hope you receive many visits to your site and that your donations to end poverty worldwide get a big boost.  My mind and heart are expanded since participating in this event.  It’s all good.

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I received this prayer from Healing Touch Calgary, and have forwarded it to some people already.  However, this morning as I looked at the cold snow falling outside, I wished this was going to Japan, all on the nuclear reactors at Fukushima.  The intent is to send cold blue energy to cool down the reactors.  These are Masaru Emoto’s words:

Let us all join the prayer ceremony as fellow citizens of the planet earth. I would like to ask all people, not just in Japan, but all around the world to please help us to find a way out the crisis of this planet!!
The prayer procedure is as follows.

  Please say the following phrase:
“The water of Fusushima Nuclear Plant,
We are sorry to make you suffer.
Please forgive us.  We thank you and we love you.”

Please say it aloud or in your mind. Repeat it three times as you put your hands together in a prayer position. Please offer your sincere prayer. Thank you very much from my heart.

Subject:    Cooling icey blue energy for the Japan nuclear reactors 
Send ICY BLUE, COLD energy to those four reactors & the nuclear waste.  Set your intent that the molecules from the nuclear reactions in all four reactors, slow down & cool down.
We  DO  have the power to extend our energies — let’s use it.

You may feel helpless watching this catastrophe unfolding and are trying to make sense of the carnage and destruction. Here is something you can do.   The above message  (in blue)  comes straight through from the “other side:”

SEE in your mind’s eye the reactors changing from red hot to blue. SEE molecules moving at the speed of light and generating tremendous heat ,  slow down to a snail’s pace. As those molecules slow down, and the reactions of the nuclear cores and the nuclear waste are slowed down, it will stop explosions and massive planetary destruction.    And before you sleep;  wake up or go to work, ask a contingent of spirit guides to go run the the energy through those reactors too.

Know that the energies coming in collectively from all over the planet can help cool down the reactors.  Keep in mind that if you focus on the heat and the disaster and the fear, you feed the fires, and you feed the heat.  


With love and gratitude,
Masaru Emoto 
Messenger of Water


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Our Bodies As Energy 101

A course on energetic healing for beginners. 

 Sat., March 12, 2011, 9:30 – 4:30

Knox United Church – 506 4th Street SW, Calgary, AB

Early Registration price $40.  After Feb. 28, $50. 

Sponsored by Knox Centre.

Experience activities and discussion about human energy fields.

Sense your invisible bodies, which house your feelings, thoughts and soul.

Learn how to explain spirituality to your children. 

Lunch with vegan options included.

Register at shmontgo@telus.net or phone 403-246-2508

See also www.yourinvisiblebodies.com

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I will be presenting a four-hour workshop on Sunday Jan. 16, 2011 at Self Connection bookstore in Bowness. 


We will: 

  • Experience activities and discussion about human energy fields
  • Intended audience: adults who live or work with children
  • Curious adults are also welcome at this primer to energetic healing
  • Discuss ways to care for your invisible bodies, which house your feelings, thoughts and soul
  • Practice listening to the magic and power of your child’s voice

 Phone me at 403-246-2508 or email me at shmontgo@telus.net to register.

The cost is $30 and $45 for couples. 

Pre-register by Jan. 10, 2011.  Class size is limited.


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 I have been listening to Caroline Myss’ Chakra Meditation Music while doing my Tai Chi Chih set in the morning.  My morning routine consists of waking, petting the cat, bathroom necessities, and an ounce of YJuice.   That tasty tonic wakes me up the rest of the way, so I press play on the CD and start my Tai Chi warm-ups.  The CD contains both morning and evening meditations.  I haven’t listened to the evening one yet, but I was delighted to discover that the length of the meditation (30 minutes) fits my Tai Chi Chih set precisely.  Through listening to this music by Stevin McNamara, the long tones and notes pervade my being from the outside, as my movements rouse all parts of my body.  I am more in tune now with both earth and universal energy.  The music has enhanced my sensitivity to energy so that I am aware of pulses, throbs, and tingling.  My whole body is awake, alive and full.  This energy increases even more when I pay attention to my intake and out breaths.  I end the set balanced, calm and energized.  I press the Stop button on the CD player, and know that I’m ready for whatever the day brings.  It’s all good.

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In the June issue of the United Church Observer, three articles ask what direction we are going.  Dwindling congregations in size and number prompt concern for the future.  Lois Wilson, former United Church moderator, World Council of Churches president, and present Senator, asks in an interview “Are we still promoting the spirituality of enegagement?  I don’t think we are.” 

I have written a letter to the Observer editor about the engagement I have at Knox United Church, as a member of the Healing Touch team.  There are eight of us in the team, participating in two meetings monthly to practice and to give and receive treatments.  We give treatments to people within (and sometimes without) our congregation upon request.  Usually the treatments happen twice a month, before or after church.  This practice is our ministry.  Participating in the group for the past decade has supported my own growth and maintained my health.  At first many people were skeptical and we had few requests.   One year  requests for treatments were so low that we joked we mostly helped ourselves (broken bones, bad backs, flu, cancer treatments, heart problems, stress)!  Now we get regular requests, and during healing services about two-thirds of the congregation go to stations to receive anointing and a blessing. Pre and post-surgery treatments enable faster healing, as several articles in the church newsletter attest.  Anyone who wishes to learn how to give a Healing Touch treatment can do so, by signing up for an introductory course.  It’s not magic, but it is mysterious. 

Healing Touch engages the body, heart, mind and soul.  Healing Touch is based on Jesus, firmly rooted in his teachings and example.  We allow ourselves to be channels of healing love, and Spirit does the rest. 

There is no need for the United Church to dwindle and become irrelevant.  It’s important to meet peoples’ needs where they are.  At Knox we also have a superb adult education program through Knox Centre.  It feeds the mind and soul with workshops, classes, discussion, films, book reviews, and international lecturers.  Healing Touch addresses needs of body and heart, complementing the intellectual approach of Knox Centre.  Our church uses both.  We engage people, and we continue to attract and keep newcomers both young and old.

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