Mind Blowing, Ear Ringing and Body Vibrating;
Spring at the Swamp!
Go and stand in the middle of any swamp or marshland now that the snow melt is well under way. Senses bombard with mind blowing, ear ringing, body vibrating wonder as those amazing tiny Northern Spring Peepers (a.k.a ‘Pseudacris crucifer’, ‘pinkletinks’, ‘tinkletoes’ or Chorus Frog) wash away groggy wintry blues making their spring mating debut.
Yup, those who know the experience well, somewhere around mid January during those long bleak white grey black days we start longing for the cleansing Peeper Frog festival of sacred sound. A mark of spring bringing the earth alive smells and rain, oh those amazing tiny little creatures that make such a thundering sound on those first warm spring nights heralding a wake call to all of nature’s soul.
Fresh out of hibernation sites as early as late March and early April, tiny 1 in (2.5 cm) Adult Amphibians males begin their courting ritual, camouflaged against the tall reeds and trees. This tiny little thunder being keeps his strength up by gobbling on spiders and moth larvae. Some happy 1000 eggs are laid on twigs and leaves deep in the waters muddy bottom. Tadpoles transform all summer long, heading for trees cover by autumn. Spring comes once again, and the ritual begins anew and then another for a full three year life span.
In the Northern reaches of habitat, spring comes in spits and spurts as does the Peeper fest, whose vocalists must drift in and out occasional subfreezing hibernation temperatures while breeding. If drifting in and out of cold sleepy consciousness weren’t enough challenge, tiny frog must also avoid becoming al la carte to larger frogs, snakes and skunks.
‘Peeper Sacred Sound Festival’, coming to a swamp near you!
No cover charge.
Additional entertainment highlights:
Come and smell the Water Lilies, eat some Flies or Bulrushes, roost on a rock or knoll and bask in the sunlight, watch Butterflies and Dragonflies spiral dance, Turtles emerging, Red Wing Black Birds nesting, Ducks returning, or simply allow warm rains to wash away winter blahs.
For more information about these amazing creatures and more, online: www.wyemarsh.com
Written by; Jan Porter, non secular writer/author, Karwatha’s, Ontario, Canada. www.inspiredsoulworks.com
Authors; Busta Akong and Constant Madon Ph.D
Publish America, ISBN: 978-1-4512-7375-5
The pleasure of meeting Busta Akong in person at the Spiritual University in Montreal this past April runs parallel to the story line in his first published novel “Magical Encounters”.
Co-Author Busta’s exuberant light and grace shine through the pages of this simple yet insightful spiritual unfolding and cultural combination. Busta’s unique cultural style of Spanish, English and French language delivery adds to its charm and magic while Constant eloquently and candidly surmises the spiritual quest with the driven North American dream phenomena.
The reader tags along tow men’s parallel life and spiritual paths, unwittingly headed to meet in person. Bob and Jim’s lifestyles began dramatically different thousands of miles apart yet both on the spiritual path. New York Bob is ego driven in a life long quest to succeed yet retirement is faced with a critical challenge that changes his life forever. Trinidad born Jim has the ability to foresee events and travel freely to different dimensions. Life defining moments and exciting adventures lead to crossing paths where their lives are changed forever.
Constant Madon Ph.D, retired teacher, broker and government bond trader currently resides in New York state and continues his quest for spiritual growth. Busta Akong a current Montreal, Quebec resident demonstrates his natural gifts and family lineage of living life with the spiritual world as he continues the family legacy offering his gifts of clairvoyance and mediumship as staff at The Spiritual Science Fellowship.
“Magical Encounters” is a poignant journey that travels into the Amazon jungle, speed skating on the Olympic Oval at Lake Placid, New York, to a criminal court room process. Intermingled with magical spiritual insights and occurrences, this novel makes a fine addition to any library.
Reviewed by; Jan Porter, www.inspiredsoulworks.com
“The Audible Life Stream, The Ancient Secret Of Dying While Living” By Author; Alistair Conwell
“Believed to be the most fundamental way that the God-power manifests itself to human consciousness, the Audible Life Stream is considered by mystics to be like a spiritual highway along which all souls will have to travel in order to reach the source of this power.....In a very real sense the Audible Life Stream is a cosmic symphony to which all things, seen and unseen, unknowingly dance. Underpinning all physical and spiritual levels of creation; this symphony is endlessly being performed at the very essence of our being, since we are a microcosm of the entire universe.” Alistair Conwell
India born and Australia raised, Psychologist Alistair Conwell has worked with meditation masters for over twenty years. With a global wealth of hands on techniques explored and practiced throughout Tibetan, Britain, Europe, Egypt, the Middle East, Turkey, Taiwan, Vietnam and India, and Himalayan mysticism experiences from Nepal. Skilfully and methodically, Alistair shares knowledge of the Audible Life Stream and the ancient art of dying.
An innovative and in depth analysis, his work inspires readers to explore the Audible Life Stream pathway or Primordial Sound Current. By accessing and or harnessing these tangible universal harmonics and sounds that are typically out of human normal hearing range, these higher states of consciousness are available within everyone and can be accessed via meditation and by simply turning conscious awareness and attention inwards. Ancient Masters such as Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, spoke of celestial harmonic streams, indicated pathways to information and higher states of being where one can consciously live abundantly and die in a sacred state of harmony and grace. References and excerpts from major religious texts, mysticism in hand with quantum physic principles are interwoven with ancient teachings.
Alistair demonstrates his expertise while contributing to the growing knowledge in the field of Cymantics where such topics as sound healing, music therapy and near-death are researched and explored. Ancient Masters have always referred to the accessing of these higher streams of consciousness where fear of death is transcended and life’s day to day functioning capabilities are expanded. Alistair surmises that Thanatophobia is a generalised fear of death is essentially the fear of losing oneself or one’s sense of ‘I-ness’. It is the art of surrender and alignment with a higher and divine power.
“Yea, I am one with all I see, With wind and wave, with pine and palm; Their very elements in me Are fused to make me what I am. Through me their common life-stream flows, And when I yield this human breath, In leaf and blossom, bud and rose, Live on I will…There is no death.” Robert Service (Canadian Poet)
Opposing popular new age beliefs where everything is a result of thoughts and intentions manifested, Alistair proposes an expanded notion that we are not totally capable of free will. “Only a will that is totally karma-less can be considered to be truly a free will, because such a will can have no previous causes limiting the ‘free’ choices available to it at any given moment.” ‘Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in.’ Saul Alinsky
It is human nature to grow and inevitably leading us to spiritual and philosophical concepts questioning life and searching for new answers bringing inner growth, an ever expanding awareness of wisdom of how the cosmos work and communion with the all that is. Seasoned spiritual seekers come to know that the human soul and spirit is not just eternal it is an individuated extension of God, The Creator, Infinite Intelligence as a an animated and vital life force, chi or Universal Energy that exists everywhere and within everything. This life force has various frequencies and energy thus sound that functions like a magnet. Therein lay a deeper understanding of the Laws of Attraction in combination with the Natural and Spiritual Laws of the Universe.
“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.” Joseph Campbell
Sacred sounds and the Audible Life Stream as discussed in Alistair’s work add to the blending of spirituality and scientific knowledge base offering a pathway for spiritual growth. Integrating out-of-body experiences, the big bang theory and black holes as spiritual applications for alleviating modern lifestyle crises such as disease and other prolific stressors Alistair contributes to the re-defining of technology and well being. This knowledge and research toward possibilities in any field is simply mind boggling.
More information on Alistair’s work can be found at: www.o-books.com, www.amazon.com, www.facebook.com/audiblelifestreambook, www.youtube.com