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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