After Nov. 14th: The Biggest Coincidence (Pt. 9 of 10)

Today’s post is the ninth in a 10-part series involving serendipitous and mysterious events and occurrences involving the date of Nov. 14th (the same date my mother died). These posts will be categorized as events that happened before Nov. 14, the day of  Nov. 14th, and after Nov. 14, 2013. Enjoy!

Tuesday Tribute

In this ninth post of serendipitous occurrences after Nov. 14th, I’ll be sharing the last and biggest “coincidence” that really blew my mind. This one has some history to it that I’ll share here.

Back in 2001

Back in 2001, I moved from Atlanta to Arizona for a change of pace and to dedicate myself to becoming a more serious writer. I worked at the Tempe Public Library and the Changing Hands Bookstore  so that I could be totally surrounded by books.

One day, an older lady came into the bookstore looking for an astrology book and as we began to talk, she asked me if I knew about the Astrological Institute in Scottsdale, AZ. Apparently, the school had been getting a lot of media attention as the only accredited school for astrology and psychology at the time. I told her I didn’t know anything about it, but that I’d look into it, since I was a big fan of astrology. The next day at work at the library, I told a co-worker at the reference desk about the school and she got the address and number for me (this was before the time you could just talk the question into your cell phone ;0).

When I went to the school to inquire about their program, I found out they needed a person with my skills in nonprofit fundraising. To make a long story short, I ended up working at the school and taking classes for free as an employee! During the short time of my employment, I got a chance to know founder and visionary, Joyce Jensen (my boss) very well. I even spent a month living with her before moving to the Bay Area to work at The University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland. I remember thinking Joyce was the coolest White woman I had met in my life back then. I listened to her stories of how she left home as a teenager and climbed her way to the top in the real estate business to become a millionaire. I listened to her stories with her run-ins with her boyfriend with mafia ties, and all the jazz legends she heard play in the segregated Black clubs back in the day. When all the famous astrologers used to hold weekend workshop intensives at the school, she would drag me along when she took them out to eat. Good times. Needless to say, I was shocked to receive an email telling me Joyce had passed away from a terminal illness, when just six months earlier, I was assisting her and the AI staff at the 2002 United Astrology Conference.

Moving Forward to 2013

So that was back in 2002. Let’s move forward in time to February 2013 when I was visiting friends and family in the Virgin Islands. When I moved from St. Croix,VI to live in Mexico in 2008, I had two weeks to sell, give away or ask friends and family to store my belongings. On this trip, I went to collect some of my belongings I had left at a good friends place. One box in particular had a lot of memorabilia that I wanted to hold onto. As I was going through some of my old journals and letters, I came across the email that my friend at the Astrological Institute sent me to tell me Joyce had passed away. My jaw dropped when I saw the date of her passing as Thursday, November 14th 2002! Here is her story as told by Philip Sedgwick on StarIQ. We miss you Joyce!

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Diasy Drive Donors

* David King  * William Scott, Jr.  *Janice Donovan  * Isaac Causey * Sharonda Caldwell  * LaVerne Freemon  * Lumumba Corriette  * Cher Hermschulte  *Camara Barbara Knight  * Alzonia Goss * Larry Boykin * Titilayo Tahir * Tex Mason

Remember, it’s never too late to spread the word on social media, to help out by shopping on

OR by making a donation or volunteering your professional services.

One Love,

DeBorah

PS. Go to the Pushing Daisy Drive Page to learn more about the fundraiser goals and the other ways you can contribute.

After Nov. 14th: Maybe It’s All Just Coincidence (Pt. 8 of 10)

Today’s post is the eighth in a 10-part series involving serendipitous and mysterious events and occurrences involving the date of Nov. 14th (the same date my mother died). These posts will be categorized as events that happened before Nov. 14, the day of  Nov. 14th, and after Nov. 14, 2013. Enjoy!

Tuesday Tribute

There’s a theory that once you are aware of something, it seems to show up everywhere. For instance, once you buy a particular model car or a new jacket, you begin to see it popping up everywhere. Maybe that’s the case here. Maybe it’s just coincidence I’m becoming more aware of Nov. 14th occurrences because of my mother’s death.

In this eighth post of serendipitous occurrences after Nov. 14th, I’ll be sharing some snidbits of events and you can be the judge if they’re just “coincidental” or not. Next week, I’ll share one last “coincidence” that really blew my mind.

At the Viewing in St. Thomas, VI
On Nov. 27th, a few days before my mother’s funeral, I found out at the viewing, that Nov. 14th was the birthday of one of my favorite cousins that I hadn’t seen in many years. I remember when I was younger and used to go back to Antigua every summer, we would spend time playing basketball and going to the beach. How coincidental is that?

At a Tybro Workshop in Charlotte, NC
Right after my mother’s funeral on Nov. 29th, I left St. Thomas to attend the Connecting with Divine Creative Forces workshop on Nov. 30th put on by Dr. Mitchell and Cathy Gibson, founders of Tybro. I hadn’t seen Dr. Gibson since 2002 when we both used to work at the Astrological Institute in Scottsdale, AZ. Since then, he had gotten married and I was able to meet his wife for the first time at the event. As fate would have it, they both shared a touching story about her brother that had recently passed away. Needless to say, my jaw dropped when she mentioned that the funeral was held on Nov. 14th!

On Skype with A Friend in Mexico
I have a good friend that I met in Mexico at a Vipassana retreat back in 2009. Although she is originally from India and I  am from North America, we have a lot in common as English teachers and long-time Vipassana meditators (not to mention our birthdays are only 4 days apart). I still remember her response back in March when I shared with her about my mother’s death and all the  serendipitous incidents around the date on Nov. 14th. She listened intently and replied, “Well guess what? This is really going to blow your mind because my mother’s birthday is Nov. 14th!”

At the 25th Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, CA
The last and most recent “coincidence” took place at the 25th Bioneers Conference a few weeks ago. I had a chance to reconnect with one of the conference presenters, Caroline Casey, who I originally met at a United Astrology Conference (UAC) back in 2002. I was sending her greetings from a mutual friend and astrologer, Tuere Cheka and telling her about my book Afraid of Our Own Shadow. That’s  when she introduced me to the woman next to her sharing how she was involved in similar work. When I heard her name, China Galland, I immediately remembered hearing her talk on a  Healing Racism as a Spiritual Practice panel on the Inspiring Women’s  Summit back in June.

Now here are two things that are even more coincidental. The first is that I was so inspired by her Resurrecting Love film project, I emailed her after the summit in June to commend her and even put a link to her site on my resource page. The second is that as we were talking, I happened to mention the 10-Month Manifest Your Desire Campaign that I was currently undertaking in honor of my mother who recently died on Nov. 14th. Well, when she shared with me that her mother died on Nov. 14th, 2010 I was too through! Until next time!

Diasy Drive Donors

* David King  * William Scott, Jr.  *Janice Donovan  * Isaac Causey * Sharonda Caldwell  * LaVerne Freemon  * Lumumba Corriette  * Cher Hermschulte  *Camara Barbara Knight  * Alzonia Goss * Larry Boykin * Titilayo Tahir

Remember, it’s never too late to spread the word on social media, to help out by shopping on

OR by making a donation or volunteering your professional services.

One Love,

DeBorah

PS. Go to the Pushing Daisy Drive Page to learn more about the fundraiser goals and the other ways you can contribute.

After Nov. 14th: No Better Place Than Peru (Pt. 7 of 10)

Today’s post is the seventh in a 10-part series involving serendipitous and mysterious events and occurrences involving the date of Nov. 14th (the same date my mother died). These posts will be categorized as events that happened before Nov. 14, the day of  Nov. 14th, and after Nov. 14, 2013. Enjoy!

Tuesday Tribute

The seventh serendipitous occurrence after Nov. 14th takes place in Peru and I can’t think of a better place. Many of you may not be aware that Latin America (and Peru especially), has a mystical past that has been hidden from the general population. Horace Butler, author of When Rocks Cry Out, theorizes that when you read the ancient descriptions of the layout of Jerusalem, the Saksaywaman ruins in Cusco, Peru can be said to be the true location of Jeru(Peru)-salem of the Bible.

Given this information, I couldn’t think of a better place to be doing my yearly 10-day Vipassana silence retreat than Peru. From Dec. 28th to Jan. 7th, I had the opportunity to send out energy during the last days of my mom’s 49 day transitional period and pray for her peaceful and prosperous ascension. I’d like to share two powerful personal experiences in Peru related to a previous post (part 3 of 10) where I mentioned that my personal menstruation cycle began the day of Nov. 14th. Well, to continue the story, I started to become concerned when I noticed that my next cycle was way late and this has never happened in the past. Everyone told me that it must be related to stress related to my mother’s death, but I wasn’t certain because I thought I was processing everything well. Five weeks came, six weeks came and still no cycle. So, I just released my concern about the whole thing and focused on my goals during the silence retreat.

When January 1st came (the day of her ascension), I awoke like clock work at 11 pm (12am where my mother was living) to the sound of fireworks and tipped toed outside my room to watch the night sky light up in celebration of a new year. I had the most powerful, lucid dream just before then, and it was as if she was giving me instructions on how to handle four things that would come up in the future. After receiving that omen, I felt happy and assured that she had ascended with “flying colors.” The fireworks, the New Year and the New Moon of January 1, 2014  just added to the story. My meditation for the whole day was great and I felt such joy in my soul to know that my mother had incarnated or ascended to a better place. So lo and behold, on Jan 2nd at around 12am, my cycle came like clockwork. To me, this symbolized the beginning of a new chapter in my life that is actually connected to the past.

And this brings me to my second powerful personal experience. Back in 1998 on Jan. 2nd, I had just completed my first silence retreat and it was on that day that I received the revelation to write a book of which I share the story on my first blog Coming Full Circle Countdown.  The icing on the cake for me was when on Jan. 2nd, the llama in this picture shows up at the retreat for the first time to share a message with me. When I looked up the significance of llama animal medicine, it mentioned that the llama brings the energies of hard work, responsibility and endurance and reminds us to take balanced action with patience and persistence. These have been the exact traits needed in order to manifest my desire of creating the financial legacy needed to honor my mother’s legacy with the Pushing Daisy Drive. Until next time!

Diasy Drive Donors

* David King  * William Scott, Jr.  *Janice Donovan  * Isaac Causey * Sharonda Caldwell  * LaVerne Freemon  * Lumumba Corriette  * Cher Hermschulte  *Camara Barbara Knight  * Alzonia Goss * Larry Boykin

Remember, it’s never too late to spread the word on social media, to help out by shopping on

OR by making a donation or volunteering your professional services.

One Love,

DeBorah

PS. Go to the Pushing Daisy Drive Page to learn more about the fundraiser goals and the other ways you can contribute.

 

Focus on Financial Abundance

Today’s inspiration comes from Day 340 of Manifest Your Desires: 365 Ways to Make Your Dreams A Reality by Esther and Jerry Hicks. Enjoy!

Manifest Mondays

Your financial decline will not elevate the impoverished…You cannot get poor enough to help the impoverished people thrive. It is only in your thriving that you have anything to offer anyone. If you want to be of help to others, be as tapped in, tuned in, and turned on as you can possibly be.

What’s Buzzing

Buzzing

 

2014_Bioneers_Brochure_DIGITAL-page-001This has been a pretty “buzzy” week so far, with a lot of traveling and more to come as I prepare to attend the 25th  Bioneers Summit Conference in California this weekend. As a result of some unexpected events (Mercury retrograde), I decided to take a week off from blogging. But I will be back with Part 7 of the 10 Part Series involving the serendipitous and mysterious events and occurrences involving the date of Nov. 14th.

I’ll also have an update on the book survey  I have been conducting to get feedback on your biggest challenges around conscious co-creation, as well as for my upcoming book Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards.

I’m putting together an event/product for the end of the 10-Month Campaign and I look forward to sharing it with you! Also, it’s not too late to take the survey!

Take The Survey Here

See You Next Week!

After Nov. 14th: 20 Days of Silence (Pt. 6 of 10)

Today’s post is the sixth in a 10-part series involving serendipitous and mysterious events and occurrences involving the date of Nov. 14th (the same date my mother died). These posts will be categorized as events that happened before Nov. 14, the day of  Nov. 14th, and after Nov. 14, 2013. Enjoy!

Tuesday Tribute

In order to share the sixth serendipitous occurrence to take place after Nov. 14th, I have to jump ahead of the story a bit. There are several other events that take place before the one I’ll share today, but this one has a lot of relevance to last week’s post. I’m kind of surprised I didn’t see this one earlier; however, after spending 20 Days of Silence at a Vipassana retreat, there isn’t much of anything that doesn’t come up to the surface!

In April, I had an opportunity to attend my first 20-Day Vipassana silence retreat in Onalaska, Washingtion. I have been to 10 Day silence retreats in the past, but this was the first time that I would be in silence for 20 days! Needless to say, it was an amazing experience. It gave me the opportunity to truly process the death of my mother. I reminisced on all the good times growing up and all the hard and soft lessons I’ve learned that have helped to shape me into the person I am today. As I was flowing on this feast of feel good memories, the thought finally occurred to me to count the days from my mother’s birthday on Sept. 26th to the day of her death. You guessed it! From Sept. 26th to Nov. 13th makes exactly 49 days! That was her last complete 49 day cycle on the earth plane. Now how does it get any stranger than that? Until next time!

Diasy Drive Donors

* David King  * William Scott, Jr.  *Janice Donovan  * Isaac Causey * Sharonda Caldwell  * LaVerne Freemon  * Lumumba Corriette  * Cher Hermschulte  *Camara Barbara Knight  * Alzonia Goss * Larry Boykin

Remember, it’s never too late to spread the word on social media, to help out by shopping on

OR by making a donation or volunteering your professional services.

One Love,

DeBorah

PS. Go to the Pushing Daisy Drive Page to learn more about the fundraiser goals and the other ways you can contribute.

 

After Nov. 14th : 49 Days After Death (Pt. 5 of 10)

Today’s post is the fifth in a 10-part series involving serendipitous and mysterious events and occurrences involving the date of Nov. 14th (the same date my mother died). These posts will be categorized as events that happened before Nov. 14, the day of  Nov. 14th, and after Nov. 14, 2013. Enjoy!

Tuesday Tribute

The fifth serendipitous occurrence to take place after Nov. 14th has a little history to it and again has to do with the Destiny Cards, an ancient astrological system hidden in the ordinary deck of playing cards. The Destiny Cards system is based off of a mathematical formula that determines the layout for the mundane spread for each year. No matter how many times you use this formula, there are three cards that always end up in the same position. They are the Eight of Clubs (that’s my card),  the Jack of Hearts (that’s my mom’s card) and the King of Spades. Unlike the Eight of Clubs (8C) and Jack of Hearts (JH), there is only one day of the year that you can be born to have a King of Spades (KS) birth card and that is January 1st. I came to the conclusion that these three cards represent qualities to the ancient Egyptian motto, “to operate (KS) in truth (8C) in service (JH) to others.”

To make a long story short, I was at lunch with my friend in Peru explaining how my book Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards was motivated by my mother’s death, when she reminded me that in the Tibetian tradition, a deceased person’s spirit lingers in the spirit world for 49 days before it makes its transition to another realm or another reincarnation. From that conversation, I wondered what date 49 days from my mother’s death was. You guessed it! It was January 1st! What made this special was that for 2014, January 1st was a new moon and a new year! How does it get any stranger than that? Until next time!

Diasy Drive Donors

* David King  * William Scott, Jr.  *Janice Donovan  * Isaac Causey *Sharonda Caldwell  * LaVerne Freemon  * Lumumba Corriette  * Cher Hermschulte  *Camara Barbara Knight  * Alzonia Goss * Larry Boykin

Remember, it’s never too late to spread the word on social media, to help out by shopping on

OR by making a donation or volunteering your professional services.

One Love,

DeBorah

PS. Go to the Pushing Daisy Drive Page to learn more about the fundraiser goals and the other ways you can contribute.

 

After Nov. 14th: My Grandma’s Death Date (Pt. 4 of 10)

Today’s post is the fourth in a 10-part series involving serendipitous and mysterious events and occurrences involving the date of Nov. 14th (the same date my mother died). These posts will be categorized as events that happened before Nov. 14, the day of Nov. 14th, and after Nov. 14, 2013. Enjoy!

Tuesday Tribute

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAThe fourth serendipitous occurrence took place after Nov. 14th and has to do with my grandmother’s death date. I had been spending days and hours organizing and clearing out all of my mother’s belongings from where she was staying in St. Thomas, VI. This in itself was a challenging experience; however, nothing prepared me for the shocking surprise that forced my person to lie down for minute to process.

As I was going through one of my mother’s files, I happened to come across my grandparent’s death certificates. I discovered that my mother’s mother also died on November 14th 56 years ago! This is amazing because not only was it the same date of the year (Nov. 14th) , but when I looked it up, I found it was also the same day of the week (Thursday). In my last post of this series, I mentioned how my mother and I believed that I had my grandmother’s spirit, so this was a very personal and special revelation for me. Until next time!

Diasy Drive Donors

* David King  * William Scott, Jr.  *Janice Donovan  * Isaac Causey *Sharonda Caldwell  * LaVerne Freemon  * Lumumba Corriette  * Cher Hermschulte  *Camara Barbara Knight  * Alzonia Goss * Larry Boykin

Remember, it’s never too late to spread the word on social media, to help out by shopping on

OR by making a donation or volunteering your professional services.

One Love,

DeBorah

PS. Go to the Pushing Daisy Drive Page to learn more about the fundraiser goals and the other ways you can contribute.

The Power of YOUR Thoughts

Today’s inspiration comes from Day 303 of Manifest Your Desires: 365 Ways to Make Your Dreams A Reality by Esther and Jerry Hicks. Enjoy!

Manifest Mondays

Your thoughts change the behavior of everyone and everything who has anything to do with you. For your thoughts absolutely equal your point of attraction, and the better you feel, the more everything and everyone around you improves. In the moment that you find an improved feeling, conditions and circumstances change to match your feeling…. Playing the Which Thought Feels Better? game will help you begin to realize the power that your own thoughts have to influence everything around you.