I’ve been a subscriber to Lee Channing’s newsletter for a while now and have enjoyed her insights. Long story short, I approached Lee and asked permission to print part of her newsletter for my readers. So, here is that extract. Let me know what you think. I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on Lee’s work and I know Lee will welcome the feedback too!
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Begin Excerpt from Speaking Spiritually by Lee Channing
Welcome to what has been destined to be an interesting year to say the least. 2012, OH NO! Is it the end of the world as we know it? What will happen since the calendars of many civilizations end? If you’ve read any of the predictions (and they’re hard to miss), worries abound. Some very serious, frightening scenarios are playing over and over in the minds of many.
In my opinion, we need to let those worries gently float away. If the Earth is going to dramatically shift on its axis, what can we do? Nothing in a physical sense. But, I believe we all support this planet – our combined spirits do much to keep it from simply shaking us all off (as it easily could).
We all need to continue to be compassionate, fearless, and focused on our spiritual growth. If we can do that, this year will be filled with learning instead of drama, love instead of fear. Can major earth shifts happen? More wars? Continued economic issues? Of course, but worrying and having that doom and gloom attitude is not going to stop any of those things, in fact it will invite them closer. Let each of us be as positive and as powerful as possible and see what the new year brings.
The year will begin with a very clear month – clear intellectually and emotionally if you allow the energy surrounding you to permeate your energy field. Trust yourself and know that you can see things ever so clearly if you will only look. You must continue to learn to trust your instincts, your intuition and give less energy to your habitual thoughts about life in general. Be open, be aware, and enjoy each day.
The energy color for January is yellow. We haven’t had a pure yellow month for a very long time. I just realized that 2011 did not offer us any yellow months so I’d better review the meaning of yellow in our lives.
The color yellow is associated with the energy center located in the solar plexus. It is the center that demands clear thinking and objectivity at all costs. When this center is out of balance, frustration and moodiness rule, so try to keep all in balance. To balance this center you need to work on thought control – keeping your thoughts clear and positive, personal power, and detachment. If you’re having a bad day, you will undoubtedly be irritated, frustrated, critical and maybe even intellectually angry (as opposed to emotionally angry – different energy).
Your digestive system is quite activated in this energy flow, so watch your diet carefully possibly adding extra oatmeal and brown rice if you feel the need. Your pancreas is also in this area, so make sure to keep close track of your blood sugar if that is a problem area for you (diabetes, etc.). Your sense of sight is the highlighted sense, so look around you and decide what you can do to make your environment more comfortable – focus on what you see, not what you hear or feel or smell. Interesting process to work with your sense of sight – have fun with it being highly active.
The energy hint for January is to grab every ounce of adventure and joy you can find in your life. Odd that the word “adventure” kept popping into my intuitive mind as I contemplated this month, not a word that I use regularly.
I have faith that January will be quite an adventure for most of us, and I look forward to that – rather have adventure than disaster, maybe disaster is when adventure goes too far… food for thought for a wandering mind.
Relationships: A good time to seek counseling in any relationship that needs extra support. Find a good professional counselor or ask a trusted friend for advice. Your mind may be more active than your heart, so take care not to blurt out thoughts at inappropriate times – think and feel your way through conversations with those closest to you.
Finances: A time to see your financial issues more clearly than ever. The benefit of this clarity is that you can focus on creating a healthier picture day by day. Work to “clear” out your old debts and have a good focus for 2012 in your financial world.
ACCEPT LIFE’S ADVENTURES WITHOUT HESITATION
End Excerpt from Speaking Spiritually by Lee Channing
Beginning the Conversation
Well Lee. You offer us hope and encourage us to play and be adventurous. Indeed, not a word I associate with my recent life. Where did my sense of adventure go? Once, I used to travel the world, engrossed, oblivious to its threats and woes. Now, I live surrounded by four walls and supported by the infrastructure of the Western way of living.
I look forward to throwing off these structures – but not yet. In the meantime, I will keep the word adventure upmost in my mind and see what plays out in January. Will you be adding this word to your 2012?
Continue the Conversation
What word best describes your New Year’s resolution? Leave a comment below.
I don’t have *a* word – I’m not really a one word person. 🙂 But I do have a saying that I’m sticking to:
“What arises in form is meaningless; it’s our reaction to what arises in form that makes all the difference.”
I’ve had that written down since summer 2011. I read it every day and it serves me well.
And the doom & gloom stuff surrounding 2012…, what can you say? I think a great change is coming. I still believe that we are developing a triple-helix right now.
So pretty soon things like “judgement / hate / worry” etc., will not be on our minds – because they will no longer be important to us.
And how wonderful would that be?
(Yep, that’s what I’m sticking to)
Marianne (who hopes all is well…)
Lovely to hear from you. On a personal note, I am well but laboring under difficult circumstances….
I’m a Pisces and this is supposed to be the year that starts the big phase in my life. I wonder? I certainly feel I have a lot yet to do.
Doom and gloom? Well, I like to keep up with world affairs. I also like to feel that I do feel – are you still with me 🙂 – the energy of the time. In my opinion there is little to be gained from sticking my head in the sand and, as research seems to run through me, I like to be aware of what is happening but not necessarily be drawn down by it.
My word for 2012 is change. I can feel it happening close by to me.
That is a great welcome to PEAR; off the cuff, sincere and no bull dust!
I could not find a contact for you at PEAR so I came here.
Briefly, I wish to offer to you, your associates, members et al what I have become aware of over the last 69 years at least about our spiritual aspect – the Reality as I term it which, I suspect you will agree, is paranormal.
I have yet to see it referred to in that way!
Anyway, more later, should you wish it, after you have a look at the web site where all my material is posted free for anyone.
With best wishes from warm Maleny, Queensland, Australia 🙂
Greeting Ian from sunny Melbourne 🙂
Lovely that you have come across our site and I hope you will welcome enough to join the many conversations that are ongoing here.
If you take a note of the tagline of this site you will probably know that we are of a like mind here. That doesnt mean we agree or even speak the same English words with the same meaning but we do tend to welcome and respect most contributions.
As an aside, one of my old (and favorite) bosses was from Sri Lanka and his surname (Goonasekera) was as long, if not longer than your birth name – but he managed to hold onto it till the grave. RIP Tilak 🙂
Anyway, thank you for the compliment on PEAR. Alas, I never worked with them but do respect many of the scientists that the center spawned.
Ive left the link to your site in your post and invite others to ‘check you out’.
Remember to sign up for the newsletter Ian.
Well, well! I have got mixed up with PEAR and, shall we say, PR for the moment.
I am glad that there is a difference. It seems that I went to a site address which I thought was PEAR and you appeared to say welcome! Never mind, the tangles are now straightened!
When I came here in 1969 the Aussies were very poor at pronouncing any name longer than three syllables and mine had five! Also, in my times overseas since 1951 my experiences with my name in numerous countries made me decided in 1969 that it was time to make life easier.
A friend of mine in Melbourne, with the identical name was called Cootamundra by someone too lazy to get the name correct. Please note that I am explaining, not having a go 🙂
I will feel my way around your site and see where it takes me. Meanwhile, for the sake of anyone reading this, I post my writings in many places on the web, at time as individual posts at the rate of one per day (for slow digestion) with one such site being in the forum here : http://www.perception9.com/ian-gardner/
By the way, I was referred to this site by someone who said, “Ian, here’s a good site you may want to contribute to PEAR – Part 1.” He has a “paranormal” web site in Scotland.
That should do for now,
Well, that is a funny thing how you came to be here talking to us Ian. Is there such a thing as a coincidence? Maybe not.
Look forward to reading your insights and pleased I got to say more than an indirect welcome to you 🙂
Is there such a thing as coincidence? Below is something from The ‘Quo Vadis?’ File III;
The word ‘synchronicity’ is generally used in the context of two things/ events occurring at the same time (coincidence). Carl Jung used it in a slightly different, spiritual context for which I would like to suggest a brief and simple definition viz. Synchronicity is the coincidence of a need and an event.
Note: Often the term/word ‘serendipity’ is used when what is meant is ‘synchronicity’ and the above should clarify that.
I have browsed your site with a view to assessing the suitability or otherwise of my material but will contact you by email about that rather than clog this blog with irrelevancies.
Our meeting was probably serendipitous Ian. Well it was a happy coincidence, at least on my part 🙂
Will await your email.
What wonderful writing !
Ive just posted February here.