A Gift From the Universe

April 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Nedda, New Posts




I’ve been asking the Universe to send me a “bosom” friend, as the expression goes.  I had no idea how this would happen, as I rarely (never) go out to socialize and meet new people.  And I’m also extremely busy with expanding my business this year and other daily activities of life.

The Universe answered anyway!

Two days ago, a woman I had never met called me to say she kept hearing my name from people as someone who talks with animals and is unusual in other ways.  Peg called me “out of the blue” and introduced herself, and, in a very charming and enthusiastic way, suggested she come by and meet me.  She wanted to do so that very day, but my schedule caused us to wait 24 hours and get together yesterday.

Turns out that Peg and I were born in the same month only 7 days apart (not counting a few years), that she was also a school teacher (albeit elementary to my high school), that she was born in San Diego and grew up in Los Angeles (I was born in San Fransisco and grew up in New York State).   OK, so maybe this isn’t an exact match, but energetically speaking, we are aligned.

It’s like finding a new sister I didn’t know I had.  She loves horses and is learning to ride after giving up riding many years ago as a child.  She is enthusiastic about life, loves to laugh and try new things, sees the humor in little daily events, loves to drive cars (it must be that LA connection), loves to learn, and is a bright, intelligent, and outgoing person.

Wow, Universe, did you hit the jackpot or what?

Welcome, Peg, to my unusual world of Spiritual Focus, Animal Connection, and general non-conformity.  When someone tells me “Be good” I respond with “Heck no!  That’s boring!”  Peg seems to feel that this is an appropriate response.

In all my years in this lifetime, I’ve only had one other friend who understood that my jokes are actually funny, and she left her physical form behind in the 1980’s.

So I’m very glad to know you, Peg, and I’m looking forward to knowing you better and having a few adventures together very soon!

Thank you, Universe.

A Tribute to Ken Skelton: Intuition Beats Out Logic

November 24, 2008 by  
Filed under Nedda

Professor Kenneth Skelton was in his early seventies in the late 1960’s when I was his student at SUNY New Paltz.  He was forced into retirement because of his age, but his mind was clear, quick, and razor sharp.  He was the best teacher I had while attending graduate school there.  I’ve always wanted to let him know this and to thank him.

Dear Professor Skelton,

I’ve owed you this letter for many, many years.  You have been a pivotal teacher in my life.  Perhaps you don’t remember me.  I did a private tutorial with you comparing the writings of Karl Marx and Alexis De Tocqueville.  We had some intense discussions about the strengths and weaknesses of dialetics vs. intuition.  I felt dialectics was a superior approach, but you firmly held that intuition is far more powerful than any form of logic.

My dear Profession, YOU WERE SO RIGHT!!!  And I have wanted to let you know for many a year that, although it took me a while to “see the Light,” I did finally learn the lesson you were trying to teach me.  How I wish I had learned it earlier.

Life experience finally brought me to this new understanding.  My father had trained me in Hegelian dialects and used his fine mind as a sword to defeat others in mental combat.  He gave me this training as a gift and prepared me to do the same as he did.  Fortunately, although it did not seem fortunate at the time, I kept having problems with life decisions based on logic.  Every time I made the “logical” choice for myself, it just didn’t go the way I intended.

It wasn’t until I took stock of this that I realized how logic was failing me.  I thought often about our conversations, and realized that, perhaps, as you had suggested, intuitive insight was the better way to make choices.

It turned out that, indeed, decisions I have made based on intuition CONSISTENTLY were successful at bringing me happiness, well-being, and joy in my life.

Thank you, again and again, for leading me towards embracing intuition.

Since our time together, I have learned that intuition is how our own higher spritual aspect communicates with us.   We are “on our path” when we follow what gives us joy and what intuitively seems “right” for us.

Finally, I can tell you I have learned the lesson you set for me.  I hope this brings you as much joy as it brings me.

Blessings to you in whatever realm you now reside.


The Gift We Give Each Other

November 20, 2008 by  
Filed under Age of Ascension

I am You.  You are Me.  We are One.

You reflect my issues back to Me.
I reflect your issues back to You.

This is the gift we give each other.

To change my experience,
I must examine whatever in Me is creating the reflection.

To change your experience,
you must examine whatever in You is creating the reflection.

I can’t “fix” You.   You can’t “fix” Me.

When we change ourselves,
the reflection changes and our experience changes.