Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 - A Number Three Year

2010 begins a new decade. The most significant thing for me though is that it is a number three year. Three the number of creativity, the number of expansion, prosperity and travel. What a year we are looking forward too.
The more I contemplate this coming year, the more I see expansion happening on all levels of life. People will become more open to alternatives, especially creative solutions. They will want to expand, rather than contract. I believe it will be a fun year for most people.
Of course, some people will be dealing with other aspects and it may not work well for them, but most of us to have a universal three year to support your personal year is one of the best in a nine year cycle (according to me) that you can have.
Your own personal cycle year can be worked out by adding the month and day of your birth plus three for this year.
If you are in a number one year, its all about change, opening up to new opportunities (hopefully you will take them - as last year was about letting go).
Number two, is about balancing relationships, life in general plus communication on all levels, most importantly is the balance aspect. The number three universal year will want you to proceed forward, but two is about balance so you may feel a bit of conflict in the energy here.
Number three, which means you work with the yearly universal energy means creativity, expansion and abundance, plus I find you usually travel more in a three year than any other. So this year will definitely be one of 'going places' for you, whether career or general its up up and away.
Number four, always the work number you will be have it easier because of the three universal year, but still you will create a new foundation or basis for yourself this year. Just be prepared to 'work'.
Number five, is a scattering energy year anyway, and with a three universal year, you need to truly watch your energy levels. learn how to say no when you have too, as you will have lots offered to you and you will need to choose what is the most important. Therefore, priorities will be the order of the day.
Number six is about responsibility to family, friends and self. Look after yourself, again with the three behind it, you will need to ensure you look after your own health, your energy and take your responsibilities with ease - not stress.
Number seven is where you will always tend to withdraw and either begin a new course of learning or coming to understand - you may read more books, but its spiritual retreat time. with the number three universal year, this will be harder to do, as the three will want you out and about having fun. Therefore, look after you and give yourself enough time to enjoy you.
Number eight about rewards, strength and enjoying. Sometimes I call and eight year a feast or famine, as it seems to be an either or year. think of the infinity sign 8 and see how it needs to be balanced. Its about how do you handle whatever you create, hopefully each one of you will have the feast. The three year should bring that in easily.
Number nine, the end of a nine year cycle, its about letting go, and although your may feel cloudy, unsure and frustrated as plans may not work quite in the timing you want, remember to be patient, keep your vision clear of what you want and again be patient.
Again remember three is fun. So therefore have fun and again most of all have fun. Enjoy it all! whatever it is.

Norma Cowie
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The end of Decade

I find it hard to realize, as I sit here, that within 1 1/2 hours it will be a New Year and the beginning of a new decade. As I look back over the last ten years I cannot believe (hardly) what I went through, the losses, grandchild, career, monies, relationships and realizing the new beginnings, career reigniting, moving to Penticton being the biggest highlights having a new granddaugher and step greatgrandson also up there. Turning 60 five years ago and having some of my family come to celebrate was wonderful. One of the early signs my life was turning around.
As a person who practices living in the now I don't find it easy to remember all the things which happened, highlights of one kind or another, but I did have a period of 2 1/2 years where nothing went right at all. But from that I reemerged in a whole different way and I'm much happier now than I have been for years.
My work, especially my soul/source connection sessions bring me tremendous satisfaction, my intensive students as I watch them come into their own power and begin creating what they truly want. My weekly meditation drop in group brings great satisfaction and balance into my life. Life is good. And when I do get to see my family my heart gets warmed.
Tonight, as I get ready for the New Year, I look back at the last few days, flying to Vancouver on Christmas Day to spend time with my family, I realize how relaxed and at ease I am after those five days. I was so tired, and now I'm feel I'm ready to face the new year. Thanks family, you restored me.
Tomorrow, Day 1 of the New Year I'm attending a workshop - what a wonderful way to begin a new year. Learning about me - what could one want.
Yes, the last decade will be gone in 1 hour 15min, and I remember ten years ago, hosting a major meditation evening in White Rock to welcome the new millenium. There had been oppostition, at the last minute, because one of the board members of the Catholic Church Hall in which it was held found out I read Tarot Cards. Horror of horror, and this was a meditation evening, nothing to do with the Tarot. Luckily a priest intervened and we were allowed to go ahead.....over 100 people had paid $10.00 each (which was donated to the Womens Centre and Food Bank). What stress though. I remember how my back was so sore and rigid, but we got through and it was great.
What a difference ten years make. Tonight I celebrated with friends at a pot luck supper and we were all contented. Snow falling, which made sure I did not stay too long......but it was super pleasant. No stress at all.
Happy New Decade.....

Norma Cowie
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Avatar - the movie

With my last planned event over for this year (besides flying to Vancouver for five days to spend Christmas with my family) I only have had to see clients, rest and rest some more. The rest is much needed, as I was quite tired. Then I went to see Avatar.
Unfortunately our movie theatre only shows it what I call regular, but heard is 2D...whatever, I was spellbound. What visuals, and I must admit I kept thinking "what must this look like in 3D?". The images were so vivid and clear that they stayed with me throughout the night.
I also liked the story line of the indigenous peoples fighting and winning the military might, but most of all I liked the concept of the forest being of one mind. Oh did I ever like that.
If you are reading this and have not seen Avatar yet, put it into your calendar. Unless you cannot stand to watch 'war' stuff, cause there is some of that, then give yourself a visual journey like no other.
Tall blue people with tails in a land of large strange horses, birds, rhinos and foliage, with color and depth results in wonderful visuals.
The only criticism I heard about this movie was the dialogue. Yet I found the dialogue appropriate for the movie. Too much dialogue would have taken away from this movie. Especially as many of the people in it did not speak English, or if they did it was limited. And we already know when the Military Officers are speaking they are issuing orders and orders are not long run on sentences. I think the critics only said that (about the dialogue) was because they did not know what else to criticize.
Oh it was so good, I will have to go see it again, and again and again.
I give this 5 out of 5.
Now I'm waiting for George Clooney's movie "Up in the Air".
Have Fun.

Norma Cowie
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Monday, November 30, 2009

How 'big' is your Aura!

Recently a friend phoned asked me to take a look at her six year old grandson, as he was having trouble in school. When I looked what I noticed was his aura was very large and he was picking up everyone's energy and not knowing how to process it was acting out. My friend said she would teach him (in a fun way) how to bring it in plus also teaching him to know what is his feelings and what are others.
I often have clients and students who come who do not like being in crowds, and that is often a signal their aura is too big, plus the chakras are not working effectively. By being able to bring in their auras to a comfortable 18" - 3' and have chakras cleaned and aligned they are able to go anywhere they want.
When your aura is large, whoever is in the range of it, you will pick up their emotions/feelings. You could be in a grocery store and a person walk behind you (meaning you never even see them) and if they are upset, angry or sad, your aura will pick up and give you the feeling. This is often what happens when people have a 'quick mood change' and they don't know why.
People can create large auras for various reasons, but often it is because when they are a child their home environment is not the safest (for whatever reason) and they reach out with their auras to gage the mood of the room. They get into the habit of reading the mood or safety of the situation through their aura. They will not be aware of what they are doing, but have created a habit, thus growing their auras to be way too large. As they then proceed to grow up they begin not like being around too many people, often becoming housebound or not wanting to meet new people.
Once a person has learned how to bring in their aura, had their chakras cleared and aligned so they are all working together effectively, the person can once more walk in the general population fine. Plus if they do pick up a feeling, they can determine if it is theirs or not.
How do you determine how big your aura is can be done a couple of ways. If you suspect you have a large aura, find a friend who is willing to help you. Go out outside in the yard or on the street, make a large distance between you. You face away from the person, and have them walk towards you slowly (and quietly) until you 'feel them'. When you feel them say Stop!. Then look around and see how far away from you they are. Then imagine a 360o circle around and you will see why when you are in a crowd you will not like it.
A second way, is using wire coat hangers. Have the person walking towards you (you can face them for this) hold the long end loosely in their hands with the hook extended outfront. (They hold them just tight enough that they are not flopping around). They walk slowly towards you and then when the coat hanger comes into contact with your energy field they will automatically close. Its fun, try it.
Now that you have determined the extension of your aura, it is time to begin to bring it in. The way I have found the easiest is to image a vacuum cleaner beneath your feet, and suck it down into the vacuum cleaner. This is something you will need to practice for as soon as you take your concentration away from sucking it in, it will go back to where it usually is. Plus you may feel vunerable and uncertain. Therefore, the best way is to do it in stages, teaching the aura to remain closer, and closer. Eventually, it will be in a comfortable place for you to go anywhere easily.
Once you have the aura coming in you will begin to find more 'emotional' power. You will also need to 'clean' it. You can do this in the shower, by curving your fingers slightly and gently raking your aura, allowing the water as a symbol and your fingers to clean it. You will be surprised how 'dirty' the aura is in the beginning when you first begin, but soon the aura gets the awareness that it is to let go, and that it is not a dirt collector.
Have fun, check your own auras, your friends, your family auras and find out who really does have a large on, and who does not.
Remember, the aura has an important job, it transmits information into your system, so the chakras do also need to be cleaned and aligned in an effective way.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Movie Review - Blind Side

Last Sunday night, while I was in Chilliwack after completing the Fraser Valley Health & Wellness Show, three of us first went for British Fish & Chips (very good) and then walked around in WalMart before sitting down to see the movie Blind Side with Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw.
I found it a wonderful touching movie. In fact, if my local theatre here holds it over for another week, I will go see it again. Sandra plays the real life mom extremely well. You can see the humanity coming through as this family takes in a very large black teenager and make him part of the family. If it wasn't a true story, you would think its a Hallmark movie of the week (I enjoy those happy ending films) - except it is true - and it is wonderful and really makes you think if yourself would be as willing to open your home and space to a total stranger, especially one from a totally different cultural background.
Anyway, its good, especially I think if you are a woman (as I am). As also a sport person, although not necessarily football, I enjoyed the 'lessons' on football and the football scenes, which were not that many, but conveyed the message of what this young man needed to learn in order to become the professional football player he is today.
The winner of the show though, is the person who plays the young brother. What a character, I can only imagine what the actual son has grown up to be. In fact I would like to find that out. The young actor who plays him stole mine and the other two people with me hearts. He was the comic relief through his genuineness and his negotiating skills with the college recruiters was hilarious.
Yes, Blind Side, is definitely one to put on your 'must see' list.
Have fun!
Norma Cowie
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

War No More - A poem

August 13, 2000 I visited the traveling war memorial for Vietnam. I was so touched that when I returned to my car I wrote the following poem. Today, remembrance/memorial day I post this to commemorate my thoughts and feelings of war.

The Wall
Today I went and visited the moving wall
where the names of the Vietnam Vets are displayed.
As I walked along past the names of people
I never knew, tears fell down my face.

So many young, vibrant men, with a few
I'm sure who where old.
What a waste, I thought, what a waste.

I pondered as I slowly walked along
looking at the mementos left on the ground
with the tears still streaming down.
War - what for - so many over the
centuries dying, young and vibrant
for causes long forgotten or never
truly resolved.

Is there not another way.
The Wall, a signal to all, of the numbers it
takes from us all.

I also thought as I walked down past the names
with my tears falling down from my eyes
of the statistics -
this is only the ones that fell
in the land called Vietnam
But what it is reported two or three times more
have died since
from wounds that never healed
from their own inner torment
and lack of acceptance

I could not help notice as I walked
by the wall with my tears streaming
down my face how many men
were struggling too --
as they searched for the name they were looking for -
as they tentatively reach out and touched it -
bowed head - a breath -

I could not help notice that many were like me
realising the magnitude of the loss in this war so far away
I could not help think is there not a better way
A different way to resolve these differences that
arise rather than send our youth to be slaughtered
and we left bereft of them

I believe there is another way and I for one
right now declare I will do my best to see its done
I will live to my fullest potential
because they can't.
I will ensure My World is left better than when I came.

I came, I saw the moving wall - 1/2 the actual size of the real one
and I say - No More!!!!
As the tears fell down my face as I walked along.

PS. A few years later I did visit the Wall in Washington D.C. but I did not have the emotional response that I had that day in a hayfield walking along the 'travelling wall' hearing the names being read out one by one.
Norma Cowie
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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Movie Reviews

Hi: its Sunday night and I have just come from from seeing George Clooney's new movie "Men who Stare at Goats". As I am often asked for my opinion on movies I have seen and in the last couple of weeks I have seen quite a few I thought I would take this opportunity to share what I have seen and what I thought of them.
I will begin with my visit to Vancouver where I managed to see three movies while I was in the 'big town'. First one was "Whip It". This is Drew Barrymore's directorial debut with Canadian's own Ellen Page. I enjoyed this movie. It was humanistic, fun, plus taught me a lot about roller Derby's, of which I knew nothing. Anyway, how a young girl follows her dream and overcomes her mother and stero-typing. The best part, I thought, is when she stands up to a boyfriend who does not meet her expectations. This is a good role model for young girls even if it is only a short short scene.
The next movie I saw was "The Vampire Apprentice". I got to see this mainly because it was on my list and the timing was right. I only had a few hours to see a movie inbetween being here and going there. I believe it is from a book, but the way it was filmed it could have been from a comic. The most frustrating part was it did not feel complete, its like where is the next installment. It (the movie) is apparently made of up the first of three books of ??. Anyway I'm wondering if they are going to do the others, or is it like the Golden Compass and somehow drops out of sight. Back to the movie itself. Bright colors versus dark - after all its about strange people and vampires. (Aren't you getting a bit tired of all the vampire stuff coming out - I am). Anyway, the story line is interesting and definitely has a good versus evil theme. Would I recommend it and say you have to see it - no. But it does have some entertainment value.
Next movie was "The Couples Retreat". I'm sure you have heard of this one as there have been lots of advertising for it. I had resisted seeing it here in Penticton, but my friend Beverly and I decided that we wanted to see that one (not too much else to choose from that weekend). Well, it was worth it. Much to my surprise I laughed and laughed. I'm not a big Vince Vaughn fan, but this movie was definitely worth a visit. It was right on about couples and what they can encounter and although some of it was a bit 'out there', the scenery (filmed in Bora Bora) was worth it alone. Beautiful colors in the water and land. Worth catching if you have not seen it yet.
Back home and Friday night went to see "This is It" with Michael Jackson. If you are a Michael Jackson fan or not, but love the rock beat music and his old hits, then this is a must. I'm thinking I may have to see it again. Loved it. The music plus seeing Michael, showing the producer side of him is worth seeing. I can only be in awe if this is how he sings in rehearsal, how wonderful the real show would have been. Highly recommend it to people who love the rock sound.
Then today (afternoon show) I went to see "Men who Stare at Goats". I must say I'm glad I saw it, for someone who has been reading books on distant viewing and of course is psychic loved the inside jokes, and how the psyche was displayed. I had many laughs (always good for the soul). Is there a lot of depth or value to the movie, I really can't say yes, but for entertainment and fun with some real truths this fits the bill. Definitely a movie to consider if you are in the 'psychic' realm. I do think it is good to laugh at ourselves sometimes. What I loved the most though is how they referred themselves as "the Jedi" and when George Clooney tells Ewen McGregor that he is a Jedi I totally cracked up. Several times I laughed because of McGregor's role in the Star Wars movies. Anyway, a nice way to put in two hours this afternoon. I still feel warm and chuckly inside.
This is my review of my latest adventures in the movies. Now I'm back in Penticton with only four movie theatres - poor me - and no afternoon shows except on the weekends when I'm usually busy, I will let you know what I think next time around......there are a few coming up I want to catch.

Norma Cowie
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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Catching Up

Being away 10 days doesn't sound like a long time, but to me it is. Coming home to 150 emails which needed sorting, answering and doing whatever. Clients wanting appointment (now that is great) and getting ready to plant daffodils (even though it is late) are all on the agenda. But the happiest of all is today my new washer and dryer gets delivered. My old dryer was toast and took forever to dry anything, and now the cool/cold weather is here with some rainy days a new dryer was in order, and of course the washer was no great shakes either. Hence a brand new set is arriving in around 1 hour.
I had a wonderful 10 days away. Exhibited at the West Coast Women's Show at the Tradex Building in Abbotsford. It is a big show, with lots of people, mostly women which translates some want readings. Therefore I was busy - at least busy enough - and that always makes me smile. I also bought a few items, notably two new outfits which are presently being 'made' for me. I hope to have them when I got the the Fraser Valley Health & Wellness Show in Chilliwack Nov 20/22nd. Changing my look. While I was at the Show, I was hosted by some great people in Abbotsford and I was even able to watch a bit of soccer on the Sunday morning before going off to be busy all afternoon.
The Monday after the Show I drove to Vancouver and picked up my daughter Bridget and we went to Vancouver Island (heh I got on the ferry free cause I'm over 65 now - what a bonus) where we visited a friend who I have not seen for years. Bridget stayed one night and then caught the float plane from Nanaimo back home. I stayed on. Lovely visit, as I rested, knitted and we had mexican food for lunch two days in a row. (One of the things I miss here is good mexican food - our one major (two fast foods) mexican resturant is not very good).
Then it was Thursday and time to leave and get on the ferry (me free, car not) to Tsawwassen, where I stayed with another friend who was wonderful. I throughly enjoyed my time with her, plus she gives the best massages and I had one on Friday morning before going off to see a movie. I was also able to visit my son and family for three different short visits. First for my eldest granddaughter's birthday - Friday, she turned nine, then watching them - Saturday - dressed in their Halloween getups (that's always fun) and then Sunday watching my youngest granddaughter who is five running around the soccer field. Afterwards I took them all out for brunch and then they went off for the eldest to play her game, while I had to leave to pick up friend Anne to bring back here, while on the way stopping and doing eight (yes eight) half hour soul-drawing readings -- what an assortment of souls. Anne and I arrived home here in Penticton at 12.30 am. I was happy to be home. My heart always comes so full when I get near this town I live in.
Since being home, Anne and I went and visited my friend Christobelle and her husband Mike for lunch. A visit I always enjoy. We have rested and worked outside - I raked the leaves, Anne worked in the garden. My back is now sore - thank goodness Chiropractor this afternoon - Anne's neck is sore. Also friend Ted came and took out the old washer and dryer for us, then brought some paint, so Anne and I painted some of the bathroom walls. It looks nice. This is something I have been wanting to do, but hadn't and now it is done. My new washer and dryer will have a nice clean freshly painted home in the bathroom.
This afternoon we are off to Kelowna .... chiropractor and a channeling evening for great people. Tomorrow is another day - clients and a movie. Saturday back to Kelowna Anne flys home, I do a psychic party. Life continues.
The main thing for me is to get back in the habit of writing here once again.
The sun is peeking through the high clouds even though Anne reports it is cold and the wind is colder so no more garden work until at least noon.
Blessings to all!

Norma Cowie
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Winter has arrived

Hi: Friday night I held a Channeling evening here and we all noticed as people left it was a little cold. Well that night it dropped to seven below .... its not even mid October and its seven below. Then when I went out on Saturday morning onto my front porch it was covered totally with - not leaves - but small branches. The cold had frozen the small branches on one of my trees and they had just fallen off.
It happened Saturday night too, which dropped to minus eight, more small branches all over my front porch. Three bags of branches later, they are still falling, but its more like leaves, as it has warmed up (its now Wednesday - and so it should). But it is interesting how when you are not expecting something - like super cold - how you respond. I immediately turned the heat up and put on warmer clothes, but I truly was not ready for it all - the cold that is. I don't have my garden 'fallised' (don't think that's a word, but oh well) I have green tomatoes frozen on plants, I don't have my summer chairs put away. Heh this is my busy time and and its not supposed to get as cold as this until at least November.
Luckily my daughter is arriving next week and she will help me get the 'back' sorted out, thank goodness for young relatives who can do the things which take me forever. I'm still patting myself on the back for raking up three bags full of branches (not counting having to lie on the chesterfield for a while after each bag so my back muscles could relax). As I look out of my window as a write this, leaves (not branches) are falling down and obviously a wind is coming up, and the sky looks black and ominous. A storm coming in probably, and its meditation night tonight. We will see who shows up.
Back to how we handle changes. As the whole planet seems to be going through energy changes (I was speaking about this with my chiropractor today) how the 'old school' gets in a rut and does not want to consider 'new and different'. Well I like to think I'm flexible, but after my car being in the garage for nearly a week, and it being super cold I just thank my friends who came and gave me lifts around, and today, as I had to drive to Kelowna (1 hour away) to get to see my chiropractor I had to rent a car....I'm not sure I'm as flexible as I like to think I am. When I phoned the garage who are fixing up my car to the tune of a lot of dollars and asked about a loaner they said "Sorry, the last one went out". Did no one think to phone me to see if I wanted it -- no. I think my inner 'bitch' is raising itself to the a nice way of course. But I will have something to say about customer service. Its 4.30pm and no one has phoned yet to say my car is going to be there for another day (they are waiting for a part). Luckily the company has a deal with the rental company (I asked about that) so my rate is not so high, but I'm not impressed about the service......flexibility tested again.
Anyway, I'm working on revising my notes for the second intensive weekend which occurs this weekend ..... just about finished. Its interesting how quickly days pass, mind you I was able to watch Nadal play tennis for 1/2 hour (it only comes in on my main TV through the digital box - which my other two tv's don't have). But 1/2 hour rest watching Nadal is worth more than one hour reading.
Enough rambling for today. At least I'm back blogging!!!! Yeah!!!! No internet radio now, which is where I would normally be. Speaking to the world. Instead I'm here writing. Feels good to be back.
Lots of love to whoever reads this, trust its warmer where you are .... they (the weather people, who are never right) promise it will be warmer next week -- just as I'm leaving of course. Yes, you can see I'm very flexible and believing etc. etc. etc.

Norma Cowie
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Monday, October 12, 2009

What happened to August?

Today is Thanksgiving here in Canada, my first weekend which is not jammed packed since the middle of September. Several days ago I was sitting down contemplating how come I had not worked with my blog for a long time when I realized I could not think what I had done in August. August seemed to have disappeared into the mists of time.
Still contemplating I remembered July vividly. Painting the fence, birthday barbeque, birthday trip away with three friends to Ainsworth Hot Springs, my daughter and her husband staying for two nights and then having my son, his family, my ex and his girlfriend here for the last week - but what had happened to August?
Then slowly I began to remember. First came the memory of going to Vancouver to see my daughter's new property on Keates Island. Had a wonderful relaxing weekend reading Wilbur Smith's new book Assegai - it was the only weekend they had rain. Then as I contemplated further I remembered the US Tennis Open. That's two weeks of tennis....I did watch quite a bit....some great tennis games. Plus I had a visit from a friend for an overnight, Mary from the Island had dropped by while in the vicinity. Ah yes, August had gone by fast, and then of course September came, with the first week disappearing into the mist along with August.
I do remember realizing September 7th (the holiday monday) that I better get busy as I was due in Calgary for the Body Soul & Spirit Expo on the 17th. Plus I had a couple of Intro evenings for my intensive. All of a sudden I was back in gear. Now September has sped by. First the Body Soul & Spirit Expo in Calgary, thank goodness I flew from Kelowna there and back, which meant I was not over tired from driving the eight hours it takes. Then the next weekend I taught my Tarot Reading Course (10 people) of which six are going on into the Plug Into Your Power Program (one weekend a month for six months). Once that was over, it was getting ready to go to Salmo B.C. for the P.A.T.H. Expo, where I was very busy. I was glad to drive home and have a couple of days rest and begin to get caught up, rest, plus getting ready for the next three weeks, teaching the second weekend of the intensive, then off to Abbotsford for the Fraser Valley Women's Show (as an exhibitor). After that I'm staying in Vancouver, visiting family, having some appointments with clients and hopefully seeing some movies.
Then guess what - it will be November. Ah August may have slipped by, but these last months I definitely remember.
The other week I completed my internet radio program on, but you can always listen via the archives. It was great to do, but now time to go back to the blog, working on updating my Power course and perhaps begin another book.
Not sure what it is like where you are, but a cold snap took us all by surprise and we have been having record cold nights, minus 7, 8 and 9. Beautiful days, but colder than expected. Out have come the winter clothes.
Until next time -- remember to enjoy!

Norma Cowie
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Monday, August 24, 2009

Oh ye of little Faith

The cooler days of early Fall have arrived and once more I feel I can sit in my office and type up my experiences in my blog. For those of you who email or phone as I have not written anything for awhile, the hot days of summer, visitors and busyness has kept me from reporting. But I do have a few thoughts which over the next few days I will write about.
During this summer I have been working on Saturdays in a local market. From 8.30am to 1.30pm I sit under my 10 x 10 covering (with many other tradespeople) selling my books, CD's and DVD's and doing readings. One of the themes I have found repeatedly in the readings is one where people are locked into fear and anxiety.
Often I have heard myself say, "where is your faith? where is your belief?". I am beyond being surprised when I ask "What do you believe in?" and I'm told "Well I believe in Jesus" or something similar.
At first I had a hard time assimilating what I was hearing, but upon reflection I realize the unfortunate aspect of Christianity is it is a faith based on fear. Fear of the Devil, fear of being wrong, fear of not being accepted, fear of condemnation. Then when a situation in life occurs which needs some belief and comfort regarding an outcome, they don't have it.
I have found this sad. And although I endeavor in the short time I have with people to encourage them to begin once more discovering their belief in life and knowing they can 'handle' whatever it is. I'm often frustrated because I know it will take more than the short time with me.
One day, I had a lovely older woman (not too much older than myself) telling me how she had lost her husband and then three years ago her son, and how she did not feel life meant much to her anymore. "Oh" I say, "you have lost your faith". "Yes," she replied, "that is what has happened". She decided to sit down and have a reading with me, and said she felt a lot better when she got up to leave. I trust so! I'm hoping to see her in an Expo I'm going to early October.
Faith, I truly believe faith is something we learn by working with it in little bits at a time, until we know within, that no matter what - all will work out. That generally life brings good things to us and my number one saying is "its not the event that is important, its how you handle it".
Faith, something we all need, because we all encounter situations which stretch us, not only in our belief in life, but in ourselves and humanity.
Faith, the knowing the universal love energy (who whatever you want to call it) is there for us, if we surrender and allow it to unfold for our highest and best.
I have two more weeks at the market. I look forward to seeing what that brings.
Summer Blessings
Norma Cowie
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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Psychic Warrior

I just completed reading Psychic Warrior by David Morehouse. I was fascinated and did not want to put it down. Although his story about becoming a remote viewer and working for the U.S. government shows he has a phenomenal ability, the explanations he writes about with his encounter with his Angel, the different dimensions and the endless struggle between light and dark I thought were very thought provoking and just wanted to keep reading until I had finished it.
I enjoyed it so much that I have ordered a CD set of remote viewing. I'm trusting that it will hone the ability I utilize with my soul/source connection work. I wanted to get a birthday present, so this is it. (Better than a new dryer).
I will keep you apprised as to how it goes. Yahooo a new project to work with. I was kind of lose ends, after completing the last book "Many Lives, Many Ways of Remembering Them". Plus I'm feeling the best I have felt in years, so was ready to get my teeth into some learning. And then this comes along. The universe does have its moments.
Have a great, exciting day.
Norma Cowie
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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Where do we come from?

One aspect of my work is doing "Soul/Source Connections" in which I do psychic emotional surgery, clearing decisions and blocks created since the beginning of the soul when they first spring into physical form here on earth to experience the many and various lives.
As explained in my website on the Soul/Source Connection sessions I felt like my life had lead me on a path which brought this technique together. But that is not what I'm talking about here. What I want to put forth is something I keep running into. At first I did not put too much stock in it, thinking it was rare, but have discovered it is not rare, in fact it is quite common.
We as soul's have come from somewhere. In the book "Initiation" by Elizabeth Haich, which I read many years ago was when I first experienced the idea of people coming from another planet to inhabit earth, where these beings mingled with the original inhabitants. (I highly recommend this book if you have not read it).
Since then I have read, heard about, or experienced different scenarios, which explains how individual souls progress through space and time.
In 2006, when doing a Soul/Source Connection, I ran across my first 'contract' which related to a person being sent here to experience earth. This was my first encounter with beings saying I could not change the contract (this was when I was exploring what the contract was about and wanted to change it). Now I would handle this differently, but then I came to an arrangement that the contract would be changed somewhat.
Since then I ran into this over and over. First it would appear as a contract which showed up as a block for what the person was desiring in their life. I would ask to see the contract and as time when by I became proficient in negotiating (who thought I would become a space lawyer) a releasing of the said contract.
Then I began to discover that some souls were sent here as a punishment. Needless to say I had some difficulty when first encountering this, but after I experienced it many times, I began to realize more souls than we know or suspect have been sent here as punishment. The only thing I can relate it to is when Britain sent their criminals to Australia and U.S. (People forget they were also sent to U.S but they were). I believe they are sent here because of this being an emotional planet and is dense and the soul has to work through the emotionality.
It is as though the original sentence was given, say 1,000 years, only to be forgotten, never re cindered. These contracts are easy to transform and erase. They are old and there time is up. It is the contracts where the soul has been sent here to check out earth (spy - no just report). These contracts I have not always been able to erase. But usually, I discovered what has happened, is over time, the soul (person I'm unblocking so they can create what they want) has not kept up their end of the contract, i.e. sending back information. Sometimes this means I need to create a way in which they can in this life send this information back, then it appears everything falls into place.
So where do these souls (including ours) come from. Seems to me from many different parts of the cosmos. Some from planets, some from dimensions. I have learned when I'm looking at how the soul feels about coming to this planet if there is anxiety (which I sometimes find) rather than the usual excitement about their new adventure, I go further back to see what the anxiety is about and transform that.
I have had experience with where do we originally come from through my Past Life Regression work, and many different dimensions and planets have been experienced by clients who wanted to see for themselves where they hailed from.
Mostly though, it has been through my Soul/Source Connection work that I have learned the most about 'space' and the souls coming here to experience life on earth.
Have a great day!
Norma Cowie
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Being All You Can Be!

Since last Wednesday night during meditation I have been receiving messages about being 'more'. To allow my 'essence' to expand and become all I can be. I had to step back and think about this a bit, because I feel grounded, excited about life (again) and generally enjoying my life. (Its amazing what getting rid of a diseased part of you can do to your energy - isn't that symbolic). Anyway, my meditation last week was having my essence become strong enough that nothing could restrict me. Then a couple of other thoughts and signs through the following days, followed by the channeling session last night.
The whole session (without giving details) was about strengthing the essence of the person the guide was talking too. If you are not aware, I facilitate channeling sessions where your guide speaks to you. I had a group of six people last night, and I felt at the time (the specific information which came through for each one has mostly receeded) that the messages all had an important overview. I have discovered over the years of doing this that whenever a group comes together a theme emerges. Well the theme was definately be all that you can be. Allow your 'essence' your beingness shine, develop to its full potential.
As I'm working with a study group (which meets here within a hour) on the book Think and Grow Rich the confidence exercise in there, basically says 'think about how you want to be for 30 minutes every day'. Imagine if we all did that. I know I'm going to set aside some time to do that. To imagine myself in my fullness of my being for 30 minutes. I can see how quickly the obstacles to that will emerge so I can transform them into the 'light' so I can become all that I can be. Ah life ... the journey .... just when you think you are a place of relaxing and enjoying the slower pace of life, another twist and turn and there you are looking at 30 minutes of being all that you can be. (My words for how you want to be).
I'm feeling stronger inside already. So lets see where this takes me.
Lots of love to you all this day (oh yes the session last night spoke alot about love (of self going out into the world and of healing the planet).
Enjoy being all that you can be.
I'm off to eat breakfast so I can lead the group.

Norma Cowie
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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Ain't friends wonderful

Today I was reminded how wonderful friends are. Especially living here without family, I have to rely on friends for different things I cannot do. This morning I put a call out to a friend who has done quite a bit of work around here for me. Sure enough he rolled up in his truck and did several odd jobs which needed doing, plus got my swamp cooler working. Now in this hot valley I need my swamp cooler. Once the temperature goes over 30oC it is very hot. I'm lucky in that I have trees which protect my mobile home in the morning and again in the evening, but that afternoon sun can be a little to hot. (Although I hate to say that - it does become a bit much especially in the high 30's and into 40's which we can get regularly once we are into July and August.)
Anyway, my friend Ted, a most wonderful Crystal Energy Healer, came and did several hours work for me. Now my 'consulting room' has a wonderful lace curtain over the window, a green one covering the small closet and a new little three tierd bookcase (only 3' x 1') but it will hold my CD's and DVD's nicer than the bag they were in. My consulting/reading room, now is much more serviceable for clients. So thank you Ted ..... I feel like my consulting room is finally coming together. It got put on hold with me being ill from the gall bladder and then after the surgery. Now I'm back on track.
Plus he is going to get me a gallon of paint, loan me the painting utensils, so I can begin to paint my fence which badly needs it and I want to do it (at least this is the vision) a little bit at a time. Oh yes, he's picking up my lawn mower which is getting revamped and will no doubt bring that tomorrow .... friends can't live without them.
Now other friends in the last few days have taken me to lunch, phoned to see how I'm doing, given me a knitting pattern to copy which I wanted and generally made my life much easier.
So the thought today is THANK YOU ALL FRIENDS for without you my life would be a lot less.
Blessings on this beautiful day.

Norma Cowie
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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Summer has arrived in the Okanagan Valley

Hi: yesterday was the first day when the breeze, or slight wind, blew it was warm. That told me our summer has arrived. My car showed it was 33 degrees Centigrade. Thats quite warm, especially when just a few weeks ago it was still cold. Its like we did not have spring, we went from winter to summer. Spring was here, because my cherry tree was in full bloom and the daffodils and tulips and then irises came out, but they were late, and my roses are beginning to bud.
But for me its now shorts and tops .... I like being brown, and need to lay a base down (fair skinned English descent that I am) so when I'm out and about I don't burn.
What else is new. Not much....still find I get tired, and then I rest, then feel better and over do it, so guess the next few weeks will be like that. But I did manage to do a huge pile of ironing today. That's good, mind you I had several rests and watched the French Open Tennis and the FA Soccer Cup Final in London, England this am as well. Soccer is now over till August. Rugby is finishing too, but Tennis is happening and soon the Tour de France, which I usually watch. So the sports world of Norma Cowie continues.
Now that I'm feeling better, I'm getting my schedule ready for the summer. If you read this and want to know what it is email me and I will send you a copy of my schedule. Although its centered around home here, there are some interesting stuff - ie birthday gathering in July.
Lots of blessings with love this hot, summer day.
Norma Cowie

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Star Trek even better 2nd time around

Hi: on Thursday night, even though I was tired, I went with a friend and saw Star Trek again. It was even better second time around. I caught little things, I had missed before. Wow is it a good movie. I have said to people even if they are not Trekkies .... go and see it - it is good. Anyway, it has now moved away from our local theatres and so will have to wait for the DVD to arrive before I get to see it again.
Mind you when Star Wars first came out -- gosh how many years ago was that, I went and saw it seven times. No, I don't have an addictive personality at all. If want a good movie, and haven't seen it yet, go see Star Trek. I'm sure you will enjoy it - especially if you like adventure or sci fi movies.
Blessings to you on this day.

Norma Cowie
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Another prayer success

Hi: you may remember when I prayed for my dishwasher to work and it did. Well since March I have not been able to find my camera. I thought it was in one place, but it wasn't. Through all the pain and travel in the following months I could not set about actually looking for it, but kept my eye out. Still no camera. Now I'm feeling better and I'm catching up with myself, getting things back in order and I was thinking, "I wonder where that camera is?" Then I remembered that a friend of mine had said that St. Anthony was in charge of lost objects. Not being a catholic I don't know all my saints, but I did remember this one. (Mind you one of my favorites was St. Christopher the saint of travel, and now he's now longer a saint - but who cares, I still like him).
Anyway, I proceeded to pray to St. Anthony for the return of my camera. Would you believe a few minutes later I walked into my office, looked down (for some reason) at the space between my computer desk and a small file draw, and there on the floor, between the two by the back wall was my camera.
Thanks to St. Anthony, my camera is now sitting on my desk right before me. Cudos go to him, and especially to remember prayer does work.
Anyway, camera is back in hand, so more photos to come .... one day I will totally figure out not only how to download but how to email effectively.
You all have a good day and remember to pray for what you want. If you are not sure how, email me, and I will create one for you to say. I just love prayer work.
Lots of love this wonderful summer day, (my laundry is all out on the line getting wonderfully sun dried - just love the summers here).

Norma Cowie
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

movie update

Last night I went and watched the last movie of the big four which were released the last few weeks. Terminator: Salvation, which I enjoyed, but do not need to go see it again. I thought the introduction of the human terminator who had a heart was a great idea and some of the stunts were pretty terrific.
My favorite of them all though is Star Trek - which I'm going to see again on Thursday. I give this one 4 stars. It moves quickly and although I have one friend who said shes not interested in seeing it because shes not a Trekkie, I don't think you need to be to enjoy this movie. Its done wonderfuly well.
Next I would place: Xmen: Wolverine 3 1/2 stars. This is well done, keeps moving well, and although I got a bit lost as who died and who lived at the end, I enjoyed it.
Then would come Terminator: Salvation 3 stars. As above, thought it was well done. Mind you I have always been a Christian Bale fan (especially since Batman Begins). He is definately a 'method' actor who truly gets into his part, whatever it is.
Finally rounding out the four is Angels and Demons only 2 1/2 stars. Something was missing in this movie. I could not quite put my finger on it. I had read the book several years ago so did not remember the whole story, but perhaps it was that the woman lead and Tom Hanks did not seem to have chemistry or what. But even though it was well done, as I've said something was missing.
Now, not sure when I will get back to the movies (except for Thursday night when I will once more sit through the dynamic Star Trek) it has been one way of recuperating and giving myself a treat (I do believe in treats). As the TV schedule is terrible now .... I am back to sitting outside with a book enjoying the sun.
Enjoy your time at the movies.

Norma Cowie
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Supper with a 91 year old

I live in a mobile park and in this park there lives a 91 year old whose name is Pete. Pete is a character and proudly will tell you he walks at least 5 miles a day in order to keep healthy. (He used to walk 20 miles, but thats too much now). Over the two years I have lived here I see him often walking the circuit around our park. In fact, I myself often walk the circuit. Over time Pete and I began to have conversations, often about metaphysics and we exchange books and everynow and again he brings me a gift of something or other.
Pete, having lived for 91 years is full of knowledge, especially about the body and can recite facts and figures, which never in a month of Sundays would I remmber. But no matter what he is always interesting.
The other day he mentioned to me he wanted to have some Chinese Food and he had been to one restsurant, took one bite and left, so I said how would you like me to take you for supper on Sunday. I'll pick you up at 5pm. My final word was with him, "its a date Pete, I'll pick you up at 5pm Sunday". He had told me he wanted to go to a smorgasboard, otherwise forget it. Oh yes, he's a direct talker.
So at 5pm I pulled up outside his trailer and there he was sitting, reading a book. I asked him "are you ready". He replies "yes, you said Sunday, but not which Sunday, so figured it would be this one". I had decided which resturant to take him too, and thank goodness he enjoyed it. This particular resturant has a large selection of food, including seafood. Both Pete and I ate our fill, with Pete chatting up the waitress the whole time. When we (or should say Pete) totally finished eating, I drove us park to our park and left him as I drove the short further way to my place.
He said he enjoyed it. For me I enjoyed his company. This man is so knowledgeable, and although sometimes I'm not quite sure if he is joking or serious, I always enjoy our talks. He has a great relationship with the universe. Raised Catholic, has no time for churches or organized religion, but when he talks about his way of speaking to the great spirit, and to his body he understands the conscious, subconscious and superconscious like nobody I have ever met. He is indeed a living example of speaking with the body and the universal energy (some would call it prayer).
I look forward to another day when I once again will take Pete out for Chinese Food. In the meantime, I watch him walk by as he takes his daily walk and sometimes when I'm walking and hes walking (interestingly we both walk in different directions) we meet along the circuit and talk.
Hope you get to take someone interesting to supper and enjoy their company.
Norma Cowie
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Birthing - A New Book

I'm once again a proud mama. Tomorrow morning when I present my Past Life Regression Workshop at the Spring Festival of Awareness in Naramata I will also unviel my new book Many Lives, Many Ways of Remembering Them. I began this book nearly two years ago and have worked on it off and on since. I really wanted to have it ready for this workshop. It tells about my journey in learning about past lives, the theory and how it has helped others. Plus it also has my color/star technique in it. I also do have a CD and a DVD with this technique as well.
For many years people asked where my book on Past Lives was, and although I tried over the years it would never come together, until one day sitting watching TV I heard my voice say, "write about your past lives and how and when you found them". This is because on many of my travels I have gone to cities and felt different or strange and have had to do a past life regression on myself to transform the energy.
I think it is an easy read and anyone who purchases it will enjoy it.
I hope to have it available through the web site soon and one can always email me and get it direct.
Blessings to you all this birthing day.
Norma Cowie
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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Learning Curve and Completions

I've lately been on a learning curve. It feels like it has been two pronged. One is my mp3 recorder and how to record on it and then made CD's. This is important in several ways. One is to update how I record my readings, past life regressions and soul/source connection work. Often these are done on the phone, and my usual practice is to tape my end and then mail the tape back. Now, after working with both the mp3 and tape (although the tape was a wonderful built in clock) I now know how I can easily find the folder on my mp3 and copy it onto a disk. This has happened in the last few days. Before that I was struggling to figure it out. I had someone show me how, and then I forgot and it seemed so complicated. The way I'm doing it now is not complicated, in fact its very easy and the sound on the CD's is great. So learning curve no one is I think has been solved. At least solved for when I am at home and doing consultations. When I'm at an Expo or away from home I will still have to use tapes -- at least at present.
The second prong of the learning curve has been my internet radio program Norma Cowie's Tarot World. After my disaster in Edmonton of trying to get online I thought when I got back home all would be well. Not so! Yesterday, Wednesday, I did everything I usually did. Did a whole hour show, only to discover it did not stream out, and when I went to archive it, it showed 0 bites. So my whole hour was talking to myself.....that depressed me a bit I can tell you. Anyway I emailed Sharon, my contact with the Shift Radio and last night I read the email she returned to me, telling me what to do if it happens again. I could have caught it if I had known to look for something when I clicked on the connect button. Oh well, now I know and so next week will do the program again covering the same information. Mind you because it will be a different day the show will sound different I'm sure. I will be speaking about the Heirophant symbol and the energy of number five.
One of the reasons I decided to do the internet radio program was so I could extend my comfort zone, well its occurring with all the frustrations that go along with extending a comfort zone. It is like life itself, when we extend ourselves and work to learn all the different bits and pieces which go with the 'newness' of things. They do not always work the way we want, or go as easily. Thank goodness though, these two things are coming together for me. Soon I will be in a plateau of these two adventures into technology.
In the meantime, two wonderful things going on and reaching completion. First, my six month Intensive course Plug Into Your Power has only one month to go to complete. Tonight they are doing their 'reading' practicum. That means they will be reading for strangers, tarot, crystal ball, dark mirror, buttons, stones and drawing auras. Oh yes, a fun night for them. They have done so well on their six month journey.
The second thing reaching completion is my new book (still to be titled) on Past Life Regression. I am speaking at the Spring Festival of Awareness the last weekend in April in Naramata, B.C. and I am facilitating a three hour past life regression workshop and my goal has been to have this book ready for that. I think I will make it. My new book will get unveiled there. So a little bit of work to complete but not too much, its mostly complete I just need to format it to look like a book. Yeah! (Oh yes, I'm also facilitating a three day Become a Past Life Regressionist workshop at the end of May).
Easter Friday tomorrow, I'm sure I will have some thoughts about that to share tomorrow.
Blessings this day to you all!
Norma Cowie
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Every Wed. 4pm pacific - Norma Cowie's Tarot World

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Home Again!!

I've been home for a couple of days now and how wonderful it feels to be in my own bed and look out at the aspen beyond my bedroom window. I'm still unpacking though, and I'm sure it will take me a couple of more days to get it all sorted. In the meantime, I'm having to get ready for another furniture change in my living room as another chesterfield and chair arrive, plus making the small room (which was a bedroom) into a consulting / reading room and also ensure everything is ready for the Intensive class beginning Friday night. Ah, back into the regular life.
It was great to see the sun on Tuesday and feel the heat in the sun for the first time, and then it was back to regular weather. We even had a snow shower this morning. Then the sun came, and now its all cloudy again and the temperature is dropping.
A couple of things I had forgotten to mention which I thought some of you may enjoy. First one is how a dream made me remember to put in my passport. As I'm sure you are aware traveling by air these days means that you have to show identification. I was so busy getting ready for the different aspects of my trip away. Vancouver - chiropractor and day with my daughter Friday, readings Saturday, Church speaking Sunday, teaching to Yvette Eastman's reflexology class Monday, flying Tuesday to Edmonton, Group Readings Tuesday & Wednesday nights, Thursday shopping day, Expo Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Flying home Monday. I was so filled with details about what I needed, what to pack (clothes in particular) etc. and then I had a dream about going to the airport and leaving my ticket behind. When I awoke I realized I had forgotten about my passport which I would need. Thank goodness for dreams.
Also during the time away I saw three movies. People who know me know I love movies.
The first one I saw was Race to Witch Mountain with 'The Rock'. I must say I enjoyed it. Its a kids movie, but hey I'm a bit kid and thought it was well done. Entertainment for sure. Then I saw The Reader. I had not gone to see it before, but a long story short I ended up watching it and was amazed at how wonderfully acted and what a great movie it is. I was moved. I think I did not want to see it originally because I knew an older woman seduced this young man. In the movie it was done with such respect and I did not feel uncomfortable about it once. Kate Winslett definitely deserved the Oscar for that performance. Then while in Edmonton I went to see Knowing. Well that's one be on the end of the seat movie. The topic ended up being a bit different from what I friend and I both agreed we enjoyed it, but it was an adrenal drain. I came away quite exhausted. Nicolas Cage was his usual self.
Also reporting on Wednesday my radio internet program went through just fine. Thank goodness when I look ahead I see I will be here on Wednesdays. Also changed the name to Norma Cowie's Tarot World, when I realized I am speaking about what I think and perceive. Remember to tune in on Wednesdays or listen through the archives.
You all have a good day, I'm off for lunch - sushi!

Norma Cowie
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Thursday, March 26, 2009

chaos with my internet radio program

I am presently in Edmonton Alberta to attend the Body Soul & Spirit Expo where I will be doing readings. Yesterday was Wednesday and at 4pm pacific time I have my Internet Radio Program - The Tarot World with Norma Cowie. Knowing I was going to be here, I arranged to have my laptop organized. I downloaded the programs I would need and visited my techie Rob while in Vancouer to ensure all was well. After all this was going to be my 4th show and I was excited and looking forward to doing it - Emperor, Experience, Procrastination. Good topics.
So a good hour before I have to be on (the first mistake -- should have been 3 hours I go and get everything organized. Could not get my computer online. Phone Rob - thank goodness he is home - he talks me through and we get on line. Then I find I have not done something I needed to do .... dammn .... he talks me through that.
Time is ticking away, I have to get one line to be able to do this .... panic inside!!!
Then I'm ready to hit the button (which I think will work) to put me online to talk and put out my thoughts out there. Won't work! Now there is total panic......what to do. I check everything, it should work, why isn't it???? 5 minutes pass, I'm late, my stomach is in a knot I want to be sick, I want to disappear but no doing, more minutes pass, still can't figure it out. So I have to just stop becaue its not going to happen today. No show, no sharing, no questions answered.
I finally shut it down (stop trying) and email the two people who most need to know.
Acceptance .... thats all I could do. I tried my best, I did everything I could, and perhaps it was not good enough, as I did not end up on air, but boy I had done everything I thought I needed to do.
Now will wait next till next Wednesday 4pm pacific, when I'm back in my own office, with the equipment I know will work. Thank goodness for the next couple of months I will not be away on a Wednesday again until mid May, and perhaps in that time I can figure what went wrong.
I still get upset when I think about it, but life goes on, and today is another day. Here the sun is shining even though it is cold. Clothes shopping awaits! Next Wednesday is six days away.
You have a great day no matter what happens.
Norma Cowie
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The Tarot World with Norma Cowie every Wed. 4pm pacific time

Dishwasher works - thanks to a prayer

In early December I was given a dishwasher. My daughter had decided I needed a dishwasher and bought a 1/2 size one for my kitchen. She with her husband proudly brought me my new dishwasher. It would not work. I tried several times, they tried, it would not work. They had to leave (it was a short overnight visit) and a good friend of mine who is handy came - he could not make it work - my daughter by this time had contacted where she bought the dishwasher and they found a company in Penticton who would come look at it. The repair man arrived, he could not make it work. Now it was just before I was leaving for my long holiday to England, Italy etc. So the repairman said he would order the part he thought it needed and when I got back they would fix it.
Off I went on my holiday with the dishwasher sitting in its now usual place and I'm thinking I'll get it fixed when I get back. That did not happen, instead I phoned, "no the part wasn't in" the girl reported. Another month went by and again the girl at the end of the phone reported the part was not in.
Now it is the middle of March, this thing is sitting in my kitchen for three months not working so I phone one more time. Obviously things are changing. The man on the end of the phone is frustrated, he has no girl, and he can't find my order. The repair man who came to see the dishwasher in the first place wasn't in. He would be in tomorrow, he would talk with him and get back to me, as he can't find anything to do with my dishwasher. (Oh yes, I had begun to feel my repair order had been lost and was following up on my psychic hunch with this phone call.)
I go into my office and sit down and think. "I really did not want this dishwasher in the first place, so maybe if I change my attitude to it, things will change". I dedcide to welcome the dishwasher (after all its been in my house 3 months, I'm used to it around and although I haven't used it as a dishwasher I have used the top as a chopping board).
I then go out, put my hands on the dishwasher and offer a prayer of welcome to it, mentioning that the universal love force is in everything, which includes it - the diswasher - and I welcome it into the oneness of all there is.
Prayer completed, I plug it in, attach it to the water tap (its portable one) and turn it on -- it works!!!! Who would believe.
Final step - I phone back the company and say, "This is Mrs Cowie, you do not have to worry about the dishwasher I prayed on it and its now working". I did not hear back from him.
Thank goodness for prayer and a change of attitude. The dishwasher has been working fine since.
Norma Cowie
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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Memorial - beloved brother-in-law - Jack

I received the phone call on Sunday morning when I was working in Vernon, that my beloved brother-in-law Jack had passed away. As all my family, except my ex-husbands and children live in New Zealand I knew the time I got the phone call - interestingly enough my phone battery had died and so I did not get the battery recharged and finally listen to the message nearly 12 hours after it came in - everyone would still be asleep. So decided to wait to 'phone my brother first (who left the message) and my sister (whose husband had just past) until after I was home. So I kept on working at the Body Soul & Wellness Fair I was exhibiting at.
Upon arriving home I phoned both my brother and sister. I immediately was in the picture and knew what was going on.
My brother-in-law Jack had experienced two strokes many months ago, the second one being quite severe and so was hospitalized as he needed 24 hour care. As my sister said it was a blessing really, as he was not a good patient and it had been hard on her as she had visited every day with him requesting to go 'home' which he knew could not be done, but wanted it anyway.
Jack had been like a second Dad to me. Every school holiday I would go and stay at the 'farm' with my sister Beryl and her husband Jack and their five children. In some ways as their eldest child is not much younger than me I always felt like their first born. My sister was nearly sixteen when I came along, and she married Jack 18 months later. He had been a prescence in my life since the beginning. I do not remember a time when he was not there.
Jack had a talent. That talent was he was great with kids. I loved him as a child and even though as an adult could see some faults due to his childhood, I loved him dearly. As an adult I could see he was not always easy to live with, but as a child I adored him.
The same happened with my children. There was a time, when I spent six months in New Zealand with the two kids. They were aged eight and six and we spent most of that time living on the 'farm' with them. At that time their two youngest were still home and they both (Beryl & Jack) took us in. My children's memory of that time is still bright and we talk about it often. Jack became a favorite Uncle during those months. My brother says his children felt the same. He had three of them, and they loved going to visit the farm and Uncle Jack.
As adults, when Rob went to do his traveling around the world (well New Zealand and Australia) Bridget and I went down to join him for his first Christmas away from us in Canada. Then came January, which was hot summer and hay baling time, we were all down at the 'farm' there was Rob helping with the hay (grass allergies and all) and then the three of us visiting the cousins and her other Aunt & Uncle. The way we traveled around visiting people was in my Dad's old car which needed lots of car and attention - thanks to Rob we managed it and it is truly another story.
I think everyone needs a Jack in their lives. Someone who loves you unconditionally. Someone who you know is there for you. They don't say a lot, but you know you are loved.
Everytime I went back to New Zealand for a visit, I could feel the acceptance and desire for you to know you were special to him. My dear Jack will be missed by many of us, but when I go back to visit this coming Christmas there will definately be a big space left because he will not be there in person.
Luckily, I am able to see and speak with him from the other side, and I look forward to the day (as it will happen) that he will come 'visit'. He would not fly to Canada to visit. But as my daughter says, "now he can come visit". I await that day with loving patience.
I went to see the movie 'Doubt' Tuesday night. As the credits rolled, there with space on either side (and you know how they usually list the names all bunched together in the credits at the end of the movie) was the name John Rusk. Jack was born John, but called Jack. I felt it was a sign .... all is well. I knew that, but it was good to see.
In the meantime Jack, until we get to speak, rest in peace, heal and know you left many people loving you.
Your loving sister,
Norma Cowie
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A world of peace

This is the third post this morning, but I have been a bit paralized, which the last post addressed. Now I am catching up.
In my paralized state I sat and watched quite a bit of TV and was watching the last Matrix Movie --- lots of noise as guns were going off and I began thinking (or we could call it contemplating) how we have so much war and dissention on our planet and if we live in peace what would that really be like.
As I was contemplating a world of peace a thought came to me. To live in peace, we need to have RESPECT!!! Without respect there will no peace. Respect for the thoughts and ideals of each other, and being able to discuss them with respect and honor. A consensus coming from respect of each one's viewpoint.
The more I thought about it, the more I came to realize we speak of Peace and Love all the time, but we don't hear the word Respect. We don't say let there be respect on earth. We say let there is peace or love on earth. We don't say "let us respect each other", or "I respect your viewpoint even if I do not agree with it".
Therefore I am suggesting we begin to look at where we do not respect or honor ourselves as well as others. Where we sit in judgement and make decisions and conclusions without respect. I am sure you will find you do it somewhere. I know I have been observing myself since this observation and it is surprising where lack of respect seeps in.
Suggestion: that you join me in how we can begin to respect ourselves, and others.
Have a great day!
Norma Cowie
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Internet Radio Program

Its happening, I'm on the airwaves, this time through the magic of the internet. I was receiving emails from Sharon Taperon who has her own internet radio program, and one came in offerring people the opportunity to have their own internet radio program on a new site which was hitting the airwaves. I decided I would look into it. A goal of mine for the last few years has been to have my own radio or TV show. Well here was the opportunity. A bit different that what I had forseen, but on the other had it was an opportunity to reach 'the world'.
An interesting thing happened. After I contacted Sharon and asked her some questions, I emailed the site and I spoke with the main person behind everything, decided a date to start and I had to come up with a focus - a title - and they sent me a contract to sign.
It was when I received the contract that I discovered a very different me emerged. I became totally paralised. I spent a week hardly doing anything, except what needed to be done, housework, clients, meditation group etc. The rest went on hold. The contract sat on my coffee table and I could not think.
I was observing this and watching myself thinking, "what is going on with you"? I realized I was moving beyond my comfort zone. I was going to put myself 'out there'. There was fear, concern and then I finally was able to leave my paralized state and 'get going'. The first thing I did was put back my first air date by one week. That was a relief. Then I realized what was stopping me the most was the technical aspect. The downloading of the programs, so I got the help of my computer techie Rob. He helped me download the programs I needed and that was a big relief. Then when Sharon and I did a practice run, it was not very good. From that I ended up phoning my internet company - Shaw - and upgraded my service. Another obstacle overcome.
I had decided I would use the Tarot as my base and so the program was being called 'The Tarot World with Norma Cowie'. By concentrating on one symbol week by week, it opens up a subject. I was going to begin with the Magician - the number one of the higher arcana, with the key all things are possible. Heh I was living it. Going step by step, getting ready for the adventure.
Then I emailed everyone on my mailing lists and a few people sent in questions. They made me feel a bit more comfortable, questions meant I would have something to work with. Yeah!!! Also I was planning on doing a meditation regarding the symbol, plus some healing later in the program. I noticed I was waking up in anxiety the preceeding of the first date.
Then the day came. I woke up with a huge knot (not a small one, but a big one) in my stomache. I went and did my dance exercise with Nancy at the Music Club, and then had lunch with my friend Carol, at our favorite Japanese resturant - Fusion - and then home to ensure I was ready. I had made a schedule. Phone transferred to the cell, which is put on vibrate. Water handy, questions handy etc. Then I went to get on the site, luckily early, and could not get into the chat room, I was panicked. Skyped Sharon and she luckily answered saying, 'when did you last boot'. Oh damn, quite a while ago.
I shut it down and waited (seems like my computer takes forever). Then finally, it booted up and this time was able to get through into the chat room. There was Sharon waiting for me and then Donna (from Red Deer) came on and we 'chatted', with me saying 4 minutes to go, 3 minutes to go, stomache still a bit tight, but not so bad. Then it came 4pm -- I pressed the connect key and I was on the air, with the potential of speaking to the world.
Both Sharon and Donna wrote on the chat I was loud and clear and they said wonderful supporting comments through out. For me, it was a long one hour, I was so glad I had the questions before hand as it gave me something to work with once I had explained the symbol. I'm sure it will get easier as the weeks go by.
Tomorrow, another Wednesday - 2nd week - this time the High Priestess, Number two, which is choice and decision. A few questions are already in from friends and students. I'm not waking up with nerves, my stomache is relaxed and I'm sure I will be able to get through it just fine.
I'm still having trouble getting downloaded into the archives though, so technical issues are still persisting......I will get it figured out.
Therefore, every Wednesday, 4pm Pacific time, 7pm Eastern time, or if you are in NZ - Thursday noon - west coast Australia Thursday 2pm I will be on; tune in, listen and join me in the chat room. You click on chat, then scroll down and find where you type your name and click on enter and there you will be able to type in your question or comment.
Now this is where I'm learning how to multitask in a new way. Keep talking while monitoring the chat room, read questions etc.....some people have an assistant, I'm not there yet. Also, need to figure out how to play interviews, which I'm intending and music .... which if I find what I'm looking for I will have for the meditation this week, as I missed it last week (I usually have music with my meditations).
In the meantime, I sit in my small office, looking out my window at the bird feeder with the birds eating away, a bit of snow still on the hills and today it is very cold here. Tomorrow who knows. I look forward to you joining me weekly for the The Tarot World - the Journey, when I get the opportunity to speak to the world. (A goal of mine). Thanks Shift Radio for the opportunity, thanks internet and thanks to you who read this and listen Wednesdays.
Norma Cowie
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Mayan Calendar Predictions

Of all my blogs this one has brought the most comments. I personally believe in mankind, I find they are resilant, loving and desire the best for others. Of course there are the minority who do not fit into that catagory. I still believe in the future. I had past life regression clients who have had lives (including me) in the future way beyond 2012. I know we as a human race continue. I originally added this to my blog because I supported the view points presented here. I still do. So keep reading, and adding your comments.
Norma - 5/20/09

I had this sent to me via email. Rather than forwarding I thought I would post it on my blog. I found the information here resonated with what I have thought. Enjoy.
THE WORLD WILL NOT END IN 2012 By Carlos Barrios
Carlos Barrios was born into a Spanish family on El Altiplano, the highlands of Guatemala . His home was in Huehue tenango, also the dwelling place of the Maya Mam tribe. With other Maya and other indigenous tradition keepers, the Mam carry part of the old ways on Turtle Island ( North America ). They are keepers of time, authorities on remarkable calendars that are ancient, elegant and relevant.Mr .Barrios is a historian, an anthropologist and investigator.
After studying with traditional elders for 25 years since the age of 19, he has also became a Mayan Ajq'ij, a ceremonial priest and spiritual guide, Eagle Clan. Years ago, along with his brother, Gerardo, Carlos initiated an investigation into the different Mayan calendars. He studied with many teachers. He says his brother Gerardo interviewed nearly 600 traditional Mayan elders to widen their scope of knowledge.
"Anthropologists visit the temple sites," Mr. Barrios says, "and read the inscriptions and make up stories about the Maya, but they do not read the signs correctly. It's just their imagination... Other people write about prophecy in the name of the Maya. They say that the world will end in December 2012. The Mayan elders are angry with this. The world will not end. It will be transformed. The indigenous have the calendars, and know how to accurately interpret it, not others. The Mayan Calendars comprehension of time, seasons, and cycles has proven itself to be vast and sophisticated. The Maya understand 17 different calendars, some of them charting time accurately over a span of more than ten million years.
The calendar that has steadily drawn global attention since 1987 is called the Tzolk'in or Cholq'ij. Devised ages ago and based on the cycle of the Pleiades, it is still held as sacred. With the indigenous calendars, native people have kept track of important turning points in history. For example, the day keepers who study the calendars identified an important day in the year One Reed, Ce Acatal, as it was called by the Mexicans. That was the day when an important ancestor was prophesied to return, "coming like a butterfly. " In the western calendar, the One Reed date correlates to Easter Sunday, April 21, 1519 the day that Hernando Cortez and his fleet of 11 Spanish galleons arrived from the East at what is today called Vera Cruz, Mexico . When the Spanish ships came toward shore, native people were waiting and watching to see how it would go. The billowing sails of the ships did indeed remind the scouts of butterflies skimming the ocean surface. In this manner was a new era initiated, an era they had anticipated through their calendars. The Maya termed the new era the Nine Bolomtikus, or nine Hells of 52 years each. As the nine cycles unfolded, land and freedom were taken from the native people. Disease and disrespect dominated. What began with the arrival of Cortez, lasted until August 16, 1987 - a date many people recall as Harmonic Convergence. Millions of people took advan tage of that date to make ceremony in sacred sites, praying for a smooth transition to a new era, the World of the Fifth Sun.
From that 1987 date until now, Mr. Barrios says, we have been in a time when the right arm of the materialistic world is disappearing, slowly but inexorably. We are at the cusp of the era when peace begins, and people live in harmony with Mother Earth. We are no longer in the World of the Fourth Sun, but we are not yet in the World of the Fifth Sun. This is the time in-between, the time of transition. As we pass through transition there is a colossal, global convergence of environmental destruction, social chaos, war, and ongoing Earth changes. All this, Mr .Barrios says, was foreseen via the simple, spiral mathematics of the Mayan calendars. "It will change," Mr. Barrios observes. "Everything will change."
He said Mayan Day keepers view the DEC. 21,2012 date as a rebirth, the start of the World of the Fifth Sun. It will be the start of a new era resulting from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator, and the earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy. At sunrise on December 21, 2012 for the first time in 26,000 years the Sun rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. This cosmic cross is considered to be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree, The Tree of Life, a tree remembered in all the world's spiritual traditions. Some observers say this alignment with the heart of the galaxy in 2012 will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through the earth, cleansing it and all that dwells upon it, raising all to a higher level of vibration.
This process has already begun, Mr. Barrios suggested. "Change is accelerating now, and it will continue to accelerate. " If the people of the earth can get to this 2012 date in good shape, without having destroyed too much of the Earth, Mr. Barrios said, we will rise to a new, higher level. But to get there we must transform enormously powerful forces that seek to block the way. A Picture of the Road Ahead: From his understanding of the Mayan tradition and the calendars, Mr. Barrios offered a picture of where we are at and what may lie on the road ahead: The date specified in the calendar Winter Solstice in the year 2012 does not mark the end of the world.
Many outside people writing about the Mayan calendar sensationalize this date, but they do not know. The ones who know are the indigenous elders who are entrusted with keeping the tradition. "Humanity will continue," he contends, "but in a different way. Material structures will change. From this we will have the opportunity to be more human."We are living in the most important era of the Mayan calendars and prophecies. All the prophecies of the world, all the traditions, are converging now. There is no time for games. The spiritual ideal of this era is action. Many powerful souls have reincarnated in this era, with a lot of power. This is true on both sides, the light and the dark. High magic is at work on both sides. Things will change, but it is up to the people how difficult or easy it is for the changes to come about. The economy now is a fiction.
The first five-year stretch of transition from August 1987 to August 1992 was the beginning of the destruction of the material world.. We have progressed ten years deeper into the transition phase by now, and many of the so-called sources of financial stability are in fact hollow. The banks are weak. This is a delicate moment for them. They could crash globally if we don't pay attention. If the banks crash ... then we will be forced to rely on the land and our skills. The monetary systems will be in chaos, and we must then rely on our direct relationship with the Earth for our food and shelter.The North and South Poles are both breaking up. The level of the water in the oceans is going to rise. But at the same time land in the ocean, especially near Cuba, is also going to rise.
A Call for Fusion: As he met with audiences in Santa Fe, Mr. Barrios told a story about the most recent Mayan New Year ceremonies in Guatemala . He said that one respected elder, who lives all year in a solitary mountain cave, journeyed to Chichicastenango to speak with the people at the ceremony. The elder delivered a simple, direct message. He called for human beings to come together in support of life and light. Right now each person and group is going his or her own way. The elder of the mountains said there is hope if the people of the light can come together and unite in some way. Reflecting on this, Mr. Barrios explained: "We live in a world of polarity: day and night, man and woman, positive and negative. Light and darkness need each other. They are a balance. Just now the dark side is very strong, and very clear about what they want. They have their vision and their priorities clearly held, and also their hierarchy. They are working in many ways so that we will be unable to connect with the spiral Fifth World in 2012. "On the light side everyone thinks they are the most important, that their own understandings, or their group's understandings, are the key. There's a diversity of cultures and opinions, so there is competition, diffusion, and no single focus. As Mr. Barrios sees it, the dark side works to block fusion through denial and materialism. It also works to destroy those who are working with the light to get the Earth to a higher level.They like the energy of the old, declining Fourth World, the materialism.They do not want it to change. They do not want fusion. They want to stay at this level, and are afraid of the next level. The dark power of the declining Fourth World cannot be destroyed or overpowered. It's too strong and clear for that, and that is the wrong strategy. The dark can only be transformed when confronted with simplicity and open-heartedness.This is what leads to fusion, a key concept for the World of the Fifth Sun." Mr. Barrios said the emerging era of the Fifth Sun will call attention to a much-overlooked element. Whereas the four traditional elements of earth, air, fire and water have dominated various epochs in the past, there will be a fifth element to reckon with in the time of the Fifth Sun: ether. The dictionary defines ether as the rarefied element of the Heavens. Ether is a medium. It permeates all space and transmits waves of energy in a wide range of frequencies, from cell phones to human auras. What is "ethereal" is related to the regions beyond earth: the heavens. Ether the element of the Fifth Sun is celestial and lacking in material substance, but is no less real than wood, stone or flesh.
"Within the context of ether there can be a fusion of the polarities," Mr .Barrios said. "No more darkness or light in the people, but an uplifted fusion. But right now the realm of darkness is not interested in this. They are organized to block it. They seek to unbalance the Earth and its environment so we will be unready for the alignment in 2012. We need to work together for peace, and balance with the other side. We need to take care of the Earth that feeds and shelters us. We need to put our entire mind and heart into pursuing unity and fusion now, to confront the other side and preserve life, to be Ready for this Moment in History. Mr. Barrios told his audiences in Santa Fe that we are at a critical moment of world history. "We are disturbed," he said. "We can't play anymore. Our planet can be renewed or ravaged. Now is the time to awaken and take action. Everyone is needed. You are not here for no reason. Everyone who is here now has an important purpose. This is a hard, but a special time. We have the opportunity for growth, but we must be ready for this moment in history."
Mr. Barrios offered a number of suggestions to help people walk in balance through the years ahead. "The prophesied changes are going to happen," he said "but our attitude and actions determine how harsh or mild they are. We need to act, to make changes, and to elect people to represent us who understand and who will take political action to respect the earth. Meditation and spiritual practice are good, but also action. It's very important to be clear about whom you are, and also about your relation to the Earth. Develop yourself according to your own tradition and the call of your heart. But remember to respect differences, and strive for unity. Eat wisely. A lot of food is corrupt in either subtle or gross ways. Pay attention to what you are taking into your body. Learn to preserve food, and to conserve energy. Learn some good breathing techniques, so you have the mastery of your breath. Be clear. Follow a tradition with great roots. It is not important what tradition, your heart will tell you, but it must have great roots. We live in a world of energy. An important task at this time is to learn to sense or see the energy of everyone and everything: people, plants, animals. This becomes increasingly important as we draw close to the World of the Fifth Sun, for it is associated with the element ether - the realm where energy lives and> weaves. Go to the sacred places of the earth to pray for peace, and have respect for the Earth which gives us our food, clothing, and shelter. We need to reactivate the energy of these sacred places. That is our work. One simple but effective prayer technique is to light a white or baby-blue colored candle. Think a moment in peace.. Speak your intention to the flame and send the light of it on to the leaders who have the power to make war or peace. We Have Work to Do. According to Mr. Barrios this is a crucially important moment for humanity, and for earth. Each person is important. If you have incarnated into this era, you have spiritual work to do balancing the planet. He said the elders have opened the doors so that other races can come to the Mayan world to receive the tradition. The Maya have long appreciated and respected that there are other colors, other races, and other spiritual systems.. "They know," he said, "that the destiny of the Mayan world is related to the destiny of the whole world. "The greatest wisdom is in simplicity," Mr. Barrios advised before leaving Santa Fe . "Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It's not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It's encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.__________________________________________________________________> Norma Cowie
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