Skip down to the wonderful photo with IL VOLO
taken at a special surprise invitation to their
after-the-concert Meet & Greet in Seattle Oct. 2,
including their Nobel Peace Prize
Concert performance! (and view "We Are Love" up top)
"The active region now covers 2750
millionths of the solar disk, an area
equivalent to more than 16 planet Earths
skinned and spread out flat. It is so large
that sky watchers are seeing it with the naked
eye when the sun is dimmed by
low-hanging clouds or, in this case, dense
In 10 days (October 19th to 28th), there
- over 30 C class solar flares
- over 14 M class solar flares
(especially known to affect humans' physical
systems; thanks to Heather at the Carlini Institute for her
research and detailed reports)
- at least 5 X class solar flares
reported, "Both X-flares [on Oct. 24 and 25]
produced brief but strong HF radio
blackouts over the dayside of
Earth. Communications were disturbed over a
wide area for approximately one hour after the
peak of each explosion. Such blackouts may be
noticed by amateur radio operators, aviators,
October 26th, my friends and I experienced google
maps (on both our phones) being
totally erratic, including
taking us in circles around the block, and
telling us to go south then north then south
then north on the same street! We've learned
to keep one of those "old fashioned" paper
maps in our cars now!
Chad Blakley reported, "Lights Over Lapland is
out in the [Abisko] National Park chasing the
northern lights almost every single night
between September and April so we have grown
accustomed to watching powerful auroras dance
overhead. While we have seen thousands of
auroras during the last several years ... Our
team has never seen anything like this [on
October 24, 2014] in all of the years that we
have been photographing the sky!"
~ * ~
Thanks again to spaceweather.com:
"Sergio Castillo of Corona, California, was
monitoring the sunspot on Oct. 24th when it
exploded, and he snapped this picture:
"'This flare was so intense that
it almost shorted out my computer! Well ...
not really,' says Castillo, 'but I knew
right away that it was an X-class
moments when... ya just need a smile
I needed an uplift Thursday night.
When I went to feed my kitties their
dry food, I discovered a special
message in the leftovers!
This is REAL! I didn't touch it!
We just never know when or where the
spirit of hope, love, laughter, or,
connection might come from! (;
~ Jeanine 2014 September 19
OK, I'm seeing a pattern here! (this time
the path along the river) ... Are ya
~ Jeanine 2014 September 22 & 25
We ARE All One Family!... Thanks to all those who know
and honor this Truth!
10-year-old Kaylee Hooley and her single
dad co-founded reKindle Kindness ...
delivering backpacks of supplies (and
electrolyte drinks on hot days) to
homeless people across America.
Videos of their efforts inspire others
to do the same and achieve their dream
of ending homelessness.
We have the power to change the
I donated the first $11 to their
fundraiser for supplies to assist these
beautiful people to reach out to our
neighbors like Albert.
(Fundraiser is over. Beautiful idea is
flowering in each of us.)
folk tune originating in Chennai, India
feels joyful ~ Chanda Mama
from Brazil to India, get ready to
smile, dance, feel the rhythm and the
love of the world uniting through music
Jeanine 2014 August 8-10 ...(Thanks
to NASA for the blue marble image of our
..Robin Williams, you are
loved! (7-21-1951 to
our hearts with out-of-this-world
laughter, surprising wisdom, and
peace, fun, and love even beyond what you
felt with Koko!
2014 August 13 (I suggest going to Koko's
YouTube to see comments about Koko
Sending love and gratitude to Ziwa, my friend's adopted elephant in
What a precious soul he is!
~ Jeanine 2014, October 5
Glacier Milk from the Carbon River
(NW corner of Mount Rainier in Washington state)
A friend and I
will be at the Newmark Theatre Sunday evening,
June 22, experiencing Ethan's humble
magnificence in person! I am so excited!
If you haven't seen Ethan's latest (2nd!) PBS
Special, it's called The Power of Music,
and currently the number 1 PBS Special, I'm
sure it will be aired again.
Ethan is now 13.5 years old, and I was honored
and delighted to watch this presentation he
gave in Japan 2 months ago. (Thanks to FCCJ
Channel for sharing!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WttWDiq1qxk&feature=youtu.be&t=28m37s
The most awe-inspiring for me was between
28-33 minutes into the presentation, when,
after inviting the audience to share an
experience, Ethan listens to a story from a
participant and composes a tribute song on the
His composition was seamless, complex and
gorgeous, expressing the emotions of the
story. How does he do that?!
Besides being an amazing pianist (since 3
years old) and composer (since 5 years old),
Ethan has a huge heart and uses it to support
our world, especially children. As of this
spring, Ethan has raised 35 million
dollars for charity. That's not a typo! And,
more important, his music, his spirit, his
dedication are inviting each of us to "believe
in yourself" and know that Truly "Anything Is
Bortnick is a gift to our planet, especially
children and music-lovers. This is a sweet
and inspiring story which beautifully
show-cases Ethan's gifts as well as societal
concerns worthy of our loving support.
Anything Is Possible emanates wisdom and
hope of value to all ages.
As Einstein said, 'There are two ways to
live your life. One is as though nothing is
a miracle. The other is as though everything
is a miracle.' Ethan, I'm with you. Anything
With a deep bow of gratitude and respect,
~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion's Doorway"
Ethan, I am so grateful to you and your
vision! From my perspective, it totally
dove-tails with my own.
~ Jeanine, 2014 June 21
post-concert update ...
Ethan, his band, Damian McGinty, and the Shine
Children's Chorus were fantastic! Upbeat,
humorous, heartfelt, musically beautiful,
And most amazing of all to my friend and me...
out of an estimated 95% full theatre, we had
what we considered the absolute best seats
in the house (Newmark Theatre). We were
the first occupied seats in the box facing
Ethan, and we could see his piano
finger-work-magic on the screen. Not only were
we phenomenally close with a great angle; we
also had room in our box to get up and dance
when the music spoke to us. (OK, I danced! So
Thank you, Ethan and friends! We feel so
blessed to have joined you for this sweet
evening! A few more days and you'll have some
time to relax (I hope that's the plan) before
the fall leg of your tour.
~ Jeanine 2014 June 25
Ethan's dedication of Anything Is Possible
to his brother Nathan:
With awe and gratitude to you, Ethan!
~ Jeanine 2014 October 16
Interesting Sky Energy ~
Photos from 6-19-2014
Another delightful walk in Foothills Park.
Everywhere I looked, in just 10 minutes' time,
I found amazing cloud formations.
This one felt like it had a lot of energy
moving through it.
Mount St. Helens eruption:
a close up and personal memory of that
day 34 years ago
Today, May 18th, is the day Mount St. Helens
erupted in 1980, also on a Sunday. It blasted
about 17 miles to the NORTH, created huge mud
flows. Anyone 17 miles north of the mountain was
killed, even one couple 25 miles away.
Thankfully, many had evacuated the mountain
area, although 57 died that day.
I was at a cabin retreat with a handful of
friends from church that weekend. That morning
the owner of the cabin was out rowing on Lake
Merwin (17 miles SOUTH of Mount St. Helens) when
the volcano erupted. Even she did not hear the
explosion. According to History Link, the sound
shot straight up and then bounced off the upper
atmosphere and was heard about an hour later at
the coast, in King County [Seattle area], in
Canada as far as Saskatchewan, and other distant
places, but not by those of us close by.
Oblivious to the eruption, we were about to sit
down to breakfast when a sheriff came to our
door and asked if we knew that St. Helens had
erupted. We said No, and he said we needed to be
watching the television, that we didn't need to
evacuate yet, and he would return if we needed
For whatever reason, we didn't turn on the TV
but rather sat down to breakfast. And those who
had planned the retreat played a song for our
pre-breakfast meditation. The song title
(following the theme of Psalm 46) was "Though
the Mountains May Fall."
What a moment to be listening to that chorus!...
mountains may fall and the hills turn to
dust, yet the love of the Lord will stand as a shelter for all who will call on
His name. Sing the praise and the glory of God."
And still, we didn't think we were in danger. As
we felt the steam bath and watched in awe the
dark billowing, a guy came along on his dirt
bike motorcycle and asked if anyone wanted a
ride on the back roads of the mountain. Becky
eagerly hopped aboard, and off they went. They
came back in several minutes, and the guy said
he thought maybe he shouldn't do that any
longer. A couple minutes later a police car
drove up and said we needed to leave, and the
officer closed the road.
So we drove towards home, the Portland area, and
when we got to the outer metro area, we stopped
to look at the mountain. It was amazing!
According to History Link
the north side of the mountain lost almost 30%
of its height, and overall the mountain went
from being the 5th highest mountain in
Washington state at 9677 feet, to the 30th
highest at 8364 feet, where the mountain lost
the least elevation, 1313 feet, to the south.
We finished our drive home, and when I arrived,
I discovered that my roommate and family in
California were extremely worried because they
knew Mount Saint Helens had erupted. Yet
we had an utterly peaceful and awe-inspiring
Months later, when I drove north up I5,
along the highway where we had driven
home on May 18th, 1980, I saw the mud
lines on the trees, I believe about 10
feet high. We had no idea, as we chatted
on our way home, that a literal mountain
of mud was flowing behind us, knocking
out bridges and eventually emptying into
the Columbia River 75 miles from the
If we had been on our retreat 17 miles north
instead of south of Mount St. Helens, I would
not be alive to tell this story.
Though the mountains may fall and the hills
turn to dust, the love of the Lord still
In gratitude for an amazing memory,
~ Jeanine 2014 May 18th
Solar Halo Inspires Awe
4-28-2014 at 4:04:14pm PDT
4-28-2014 at 4:07:46pm PDT
While the sky looked like the other
images here to my naked eye,
the camera, was responding to the brightness of
in showing the sky darker than it really was,
due to the extreme contrast with the solar
If you turn up the brightness on your computer,
you'll be able to more easily see the reddish
which are inside the halo but not beyond it.
Near the red with white dot, is green and more
This spring, more than I ever remember, nature is shimmering with the
miracle of Life!
The greens echo William Stafford, past poet
laureate of Oregon:
“Oregon is insanely green. It is the thin
light left over from Eden.”
rivers ripple and dance, creating diamonds and
sending shivers of refreshment and delight up
and down my spine!
And now... Now
the sun shoots out a huge glowing halo of joy,
while it hides the lotus petals of Love in my
Of course this solar halo inspired curiosity in
Divine Grace angels revealed many wonders,
including these insights:
turning is upon this earth. What some call the
tipping point has occurred. And it has
occurred towards health, towards freedom,
towards love, towards sharing. And so,
energetically there are those, some angelic,
some what we can refer to best as light
beings, some who are in spirit in other
dimensionalities, that are working with this
earth, and they are weaving all that is being
expressed by those in fear into the higher
frequencies of love.
And this of this circle around the sun, this
halo, is such a blessing of that
which is given. As halos have always meant
spirituality. As we have been speaking of the
frequencies of the Great Central Sun coming
through the portal of your sun. As you
look towards this halo, beloved, there is
love pouring out. Allow it to uplift.
in your heart the halo, beloved one, so that
you feel that there is a halo also around
your heart, a halo of life, a halo that you
can draw upon, a halo of reassurance, a halo
of attraction of all good things, of love
and ease and the beauty of nature, and the
remembrance of God in form and in Spirit.
Now today, after thoroughly enjoying Beaverton Angels
Meetup with Linda Torres
I am sharing these photos and noticing the Times the
photos were taken!
4 is my symbolic number for the heart, because it's
the 4th chakra. Check out the times of the photos. 4's
and then reflect on what Divine Grace said about
my/our hearts! (; >)
10 update... I just listened to Laura of
her recording of May 10-11 regarding the Mahavidyas
(emissaries of Gaia Sophia), and around 20 minutes
in Laura described Bhuvaneshvari. She said
Bhuvaneshvari is known as "She who nurses the world" and that a
symbol associated with
her is the Red Lotus! (Oh my gosh! That's
what I've been calling the petals that appeared in
my first camera image of the sun!)
12 update (1:22pm PDT)...
A friend who lives 2 hours 20 minutes away on the
Oregon coast (and I'm in the Portland area of
Oregon) called to tell me she, too, is seeing a huge
solar halo around the sun. I stepped out to see that
the halo is happening here simultaneously! (Can an
atmospheric effect be visible 2 hours and 20 minutes
12 update (2:22pm PDT)...
Below are the photos taken around 1:50 to 2:00 pm
PDT. I needed something to block out the sun, so I
held up the rose (shown at the end, so you can see
what it looks like without the solar halo).
And, I am getting
some serious "cosmic
winks" around this, too, as now I noticed
that I sent my first email with photos to Laura at
on May 10, 2014 11:33:32 PM
PDT. (3 is my number for God, and 11 is my number
for uplifting to a whole new plane.) And then I
noticed that my friend on the coast phoned me on
May 12th at 11:33am.
can expand our observations!...
If you see a solar halo, you can help us expand our
observations by communicating with me via my Contact Page
and letting me know the date and time and location
on the planet when you are seeing the solar halo. I
encourage you to take photos, too!
Life is amazing!
I love Einstein's quote, "There are two ways to live
your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The
other is as though everything is a miracle."
You know which I
And those 2 days in the park, I saw no one else
looking at the sky and marveling, until I pointed
the halo out to them. Then they, too, were amazed.
May we all discover
our eyes to see!
Thank you for honoring
the sources of this information and for finding the
sweet blessings meant just for you!
I took these photos in
Lake Oswego, Oregon when I discovered this
incredibly large and amazing halo completely
surrounding the sun. The photos above
were taken with my iPhone 4 using no modification
whatsoever, just point and click.
This solar halo was
noticeably visible on 4-28-2014 from 4:04pm until
5:01pm when I took my last photo of the day.
When I returned to the same area on 4-30-2014, the
halo was again visible at 7:34pm.
This is the first time I have ever seen a huge halo
around the sun.
For all but the one, I used the trees to block out
the brightness of the sun, so I could look at the
image while taking the photo, and so the halo would
show up in my photo, and not be overshadowed by the
brightness of the sun.
4-28-2014 PDT, was the day of the partial solar
however, the eclipse was not occurring when these
photos were taken and was not visible in Oregon.
The eclipse was visible in Antartica several hours
If you're interested, here is more about the solar
eclipse on April 28/29 2014.
~ Jeanine 2014 May 9
(honored and grateful to share this!)
Of course, there are many ways to interpret this
song. Feel free to find your own.
~ Love from Jeanine 2014 February 10
I value a free & open Internet and seek to
eliminate mass surveillance
Do you remember when the Berlin Wall
I felt... tears, awe, surprise, amazement!
Is enlightenment, respect for all Creation,
freedom NOW that
surprising and yet that close?
Here's a short video of the fall of the
Berlin Wall <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmRPP2WXX0U>
4-minuteTED Talk: The Danger
My deep respect to you and your expression
of Truth, Clint.
May all 940,710 views in less than 2 months
represent people who are living and speaking
"Read critically. Write consciously.
Speak clearly. Tell your Truth."
~ 4 core principles teacher Clint Smith has
students sign at the beginning of his class
2014 January 18; updated June 4; August 23
Believe I Can Fly" ~ inspirational song &
story from Rohan Herring, 25-year-old who
recovered from stage 4 cancer
touched my heart with his beautiful voice,
heartfelt expression, and courageous experience.
Here is Rohan on the X-factor Australia 2013 -
Audition Night #2 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdoTQbf-ImQ>
“Life is too
precious, too short to second guess yourself,”
“A lot of people don’t strive for their dreams
or try anything. I’m not waiting any more, I’m
striving for what I believe in.” ...
“Whatever happens from now in the competition,
the one thing I want to do is inspire everyone
out there to achieve their dreams,”
My sister knows a 25-year-old who is recovering
from a lifelong health condition after receiving a
transformative kidney transplant. He is a daily
inspiration to my sister and so many others. As a
trainer at her gym, he has uplifted my sister's
health and joy in life. I believe HE
can fly and is helping my sister to soar into ever
I dedicate this song to Stephen with prayers for
growing, glowing health! and to my sister with
thanks to God for daily miracles.
Namasté, Rohan, Ronan,
Stephen, and my wonderful sister,
~ Jeanine 2014 January 18
"I like to believe that people, in the long run, are going
to do more to promote peace than our governments.
Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one
of these days governments had better get out of the way
and let them have it."
Radio and Television
Broadcast With [President Eisenhower] and Prime Minister
Macmillan in London, 8/31/59
Choosing to be the Peace I seek,
~ Jeanine 2013 September 11
My Body as Teacher
Over the decades I have become familiar with the
blessings of transformative healing and the
teachings I receive through these experiences.
From my perspective, they are a joint effort on
the part of my body, God, my Soul Self, the
Universe, Life itself. You may have read below
tidbits about my eyes regaining all my peripheral
vision after glaucoma and about other visual
elements improving. I've had many experiences
through the decades, and I've decided to chronicle
them and the teachings that have blessed my life
through each experience. This sharing is unfolding
~ Jeanine 2013 May 23
Martin Luther King, Jr.
~ “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can
do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do
Happy Birthday, and deep gratitude to you, Martin! We
remember you and are so grateful for your legacy.
~ Jeanine 2013 January 21
From a response
to a TAT Professional on our Pros list:
I had a day (one in particular) after a TAT that
led to an open-hearted, chatter-free mind. It
was so spectacular of an experience for me (in a
very simple, peaceful, present way) that I wrote
a "First Word" and shared it with my Quaker
Meeting. It's here
and includes what I TAT'd on and how the day
unfolded after that.
This feels a little bit, too, like what I wrote
to a friend earlier tonight:
I have this
picture of "today's" date on the calendar
being added (appearing out of "thin air") on
the calendar each morning, as we choose the
unfolding of that day.
In the calendar comment, I meant that there was
no stuck residue left pre-dictating future days.
Maybe that's what the Mayans meant by the end of
"time." Ahhhh... wouldn't that make it always
Memory & TAT
Honoring Lisa Saubolle
January 13, 2013 @ 7:30-9pm, Redondo Beach, CA
details on the event page <http://www.compassions-doorway.com/TAT_Memory_LisaS.html>
Love to my dear friend Lisa (who Crossed Over on
November 27, 2012), and gratitude to all who joined us
in this treasured time together! (I'll have the
recording for registered participants in a few days, I
~ Jeanine 2013 January 5; updated January 21
doing the work of Angels...
A mutual friend and colleague of
Lisa's and mine,
TAT Professional and animal communicator Michele
described that after hearing of the events in
Clackamas Town Center and
Sandy Hook Elementary School she
"had this visual
of dear Lisa leading the little children by
the hand into the Light.
No wonder she decided to stay on the other
side. I know she is doing good work there and
so needed and loved.
Love to All and to our Dear Lisa who continues
to do the work of the Angels.
I am so grateful for your sharing, Michele! I
received your email at 3:33pm, and 3 is my
number for God, for
"Whatever-Makes-Flowers-Grow", as Tapas says. It
feels like a message "Yes, this is Real!" coming
from God and Lisa.
~ Jeanine 2012 December 16
Thanks to Lisa S's friend Lisa V for this
I see wings of Light or a crown chakra &
a dove of Peace around Lisa!
Right after that, I mentioned what a lovely
smell there was in the treatment room. She said
it wasn't anything there, and neither of us were
wearing perfume. Then she said it was the smell
of a flower.
Jasmine didn't know that one day last week when
I smelled unexplainable cigarette smoke in my
house, I told my two deceased friends who had
smoked that I wanted them to choose a nice smell
to get my attention... for J his luscious home
grown cherry tomatoes, for B his special
incense. Then I thought of Lisa and said she
could choose; she chose the scent of gardenias.
I tried to tell Jasmine the name gardenia and
couldn't think of the word. Jasmine finally said
the smell in the room was of gardenias!
I just sat by the fire and read the entire book
Heaven in one sitting tonight. I highly
recommend it (along with Anita Moorjani's Dying to Be Me). You can
also see many interviews of Dr. Eben Alexander
on the Internet.
~ Jeanine 2012 December 8 (been grieving -
posted December 15)
Perspective... Life in the garden of Loving Choice
Divine Grace, a group of angels who
speak thru Peta Lynne,
said to me on February 16, 2012:
"You are not going
to let anyone make God that small....
Everyone has their own path, their own
way of understanding,
their own way of learning and healing
So, as you very well have held fast to
through your life, there is no one
way. There is only every
Positive attitude and hope are
important. And it will take all of us
speaking for truth, freedom, respect,
safety, and love to see what is
undermining, and then to draw a line in
the sand. We the People... have had
enough of that which is not democracy,
which lacks truth and respect for all!
Thank you to Senator Ron Wyden for
expressing his concern about FISA's (the
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act)
~ Jeanine 2012 November 3;
updated 2013 January 5
• Wow! more
amazing developments with my eyes!
This time I saw my doctor of optometry for my
yearly check on my eye glasses prescription. I
chose to go without my glasses for a day and a
half, to allow my eyes to relax and come into
their current natural vision, rather than my eyes
dealing with the constriction and possibly strain
of trying to meet the glasses prescription. (This
is recommended by natural vision enhancement
specialists, not something I personally am trained
in, but which I apply for myself.) During this
time, I also did TAT, Positive Points Palming
(from Vision Gym of Brain Gym®),
other poses as I felt led, talking with my eyes,
and visually observing how much better I could
make out images across my room in 2.5 hours' time!
vision used to be approximately 20/1000 without
corrective lenses, and over 3 previous
prescriptions had come down to 20/875 (-8.75
diopters) and 20/825 (-8.25 diopters). So, here is
the current (4th) improvement in my lenses.
My new glasses (now on order) are set at -7.75 and
-8.25, a half diopter less in each lens.
I'm also celebrating major improvement in
astigmatism: right eye from -75 to none!! Left eye
from -50 to -25.
And the presbyopia / reading glasses vision called
"Add" went from +1.75 to +1.5, a .25 improvement
in close-up reading ability.
Here's a site that explains all those numbers on
our eye glasses prescription.
I'm going to save the details of the story behind
the story for my my TAT®
for Vibrant Eyes and Vision group and
personal friends. And I wanted to celebrate my
joyful news with all of you!
wearing my new glasses for around two months:
So, as I proceded with my glasses at half a
diopter less in each lens, I found that I had
misinterpreted how quickly my vision was
improving, that my distance acuity was not as
strong as I wanted for my current vision. So I
went back to my doctor of optometry, we re-checked
my vision and decided that a quarter diopter less
in each lens (still a great improvement!) was more
comfortable for my current vision. Thankfully,
both my doctor and the lab that made my lenses
have a policy of allowing re-vision of lenses up
to 90 days after the initial pair. I encourage you
to check with your doctor about such a policy,
especially for those of you who are finding
improvement in your vision, as I am. I now can
easily and comfortably see great distances with my
revised lenses, and I'm grateful to my body and
eyes for their continuing improved vision. Also,
for what it's worth, my reading vision and
astigmatism still reported the dramatic
improvement recorded in September.
~ Jeanine 2012 September 22; updated 2013
• Our Presence Is Simply Powerful and Transformative
As a certified TAT®
Trainer and Professional, we learn to remain
Present as we facilitate TAT. This Presence is a
huge factor in the gracefully transformative
experiences I have had and witnessed in others
And I remember so well when my dear friend Leslie
was fully present with me while I was feeling some
deep pain and sadness. I felt so welcome to just
be with what I was feeling and be OK with it all.
What an incredible gift! Before our visit was
over, I experienced a complete shift to a place of
peace, as if I had done TAT. Pure
Presence made that possible!
that Make My Heart Sing!
Music is such an incredible, joyous blessing! I
discover new music all the time, thanks to friends, my
Quaker Meeting, thanks to iTunes or YouTube where
similar songs are displayed. Here are some that make
me dance, sing, even play the music to the ocean waves
or the trees. All of Creation is dancing to the
glorious harmony. (more will be added as time allows)
"I Believe I Can Fly" sung by
Yolanda Adams and the Soul Children of Chicago
(directed by Walt Whitman) during the Concert for
World Children's Day in 2002 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPJ5kqjEQlc>
also available on iTunes
~ Jeanine 2012 July 30;
updated 2012 August 14, October 24, November 10 and 17;
2013 February 2
the Most Empowering Interpretation!
(living the wisdom of Divine Grace <bydivinegrace.com>)
Tonight I'm getting to consciously put
this into practice. I was very much looking
forward to watching fireworks with a friend
whom I haven't seen in quite a while. It
turns out that she needed to cancel due to
her dog's reaction to fireworks. With my
love of animals, I understand completely,
and yet I feel quite disappointed. I'm
grateful that this quote from Divine Grace
popped into my mind: "Choose the most
empowering interpretation!" So now I am
choosing to believe that my friend and I
will have a lovely visit soon (which I'm
sure will happen) and that our plans were
somehow, as my friend Laurie says, a placeholder
for something magnificent and delightful
that might not happen otherwise. I love to
watch fireworks in a peaceful setting, and
I'm fully capable of doing so by myself if
it's too late to make alternate plans, but
this is a time in my life when connections
with friends and loved ones, familiar and
new to my life is incredibly important. My
heart treasures sharing the fullness and joy
I don't think I've ever asked for prayers
on this page, so I guess this is a first. Please hold me in the Light for my
heart's desires to be fulfilled. I
know that will mean joy and fulfillment for
all involved. Thank you so much.
~ Jeanine 2012 July 3
Sooo... Thanks to two friends sharing
their evening plans, I was invited to go to
a lovely picnic and spiritual song fest and
then to watch the Lake Oswego fireworks. It
was relaxing, with lovely uplifting
connections. And, I am considering attending
the July Wednesday night Heart of Compassion
series. With a business name like
Compassion's Doorway, it sort of felt like a
"Hey! Psst! Over here!" (; >) I am
grateful that the most empowering
interpretation was well founded.
And I'm gonna really stretch out here and
ask for continued prayers
for my heart's desires to be fulfilled. It's
been a long time since my husband died, and
I'm ready to move on. So now you know one of
my sincere desires. I am trusting you to
hold it with love and respect.
~ Jeanine 2012 July 4
Photography... Wow! Wild Animals in Wild Places
So I made it down to the local Arts
Festival (in the park), which is a must see for me
each year. This year I found a new
treasure! Dan Elster's photography is
alive with the authenticity of wild animals in
their natural habitats, experiencing life as it
I'm astounded at each unique image... vibrant,
stark, colorful, surprising,
majestic, cute, powerful.
Owls, foxes, sea lions, herons, eagles, gulls,
ravens, otters, hummingbirds... Doggone it! I'm
at a loss to give you the slightest clue as to
how wonderful, amazing, and diverse Dan's images
are. You've just gotta look for yourself! It's
worth dodging the raindrops. (Dan's tent is at
the south end of the exhibit).
You'll also see Dan's schedule of shows on his
and you can purchase anything from cards to a
variety of affordable sized and prepared images
(see "stuff"). Dan's archived
newsletters share amazing background along with
his vibrant images.
Dan Elster for this window into his
story about his professional transformation is
delightful. Really hard to imagine that Dan is
mostly self-taught in his photography. I
thoroughly enjoyed his authenticity,
transparency, respect for nature, and more in
chatting with him yesterday about his work.
Take the time for this vacation into nature in a
way that most of us might never experience in
person. Thank you, Dan, for being an awesome
tour guide into the wonder of nature in the
Gratitude to Dan for sharing his gift with us!
Consider supporting his work with a
purchase. I'm delighted with mine!
~ Jeanine 2012 June 23
• A Joyful Path to Health ~ What Makes YOU Come Alive?!
Blessings to ALL of us as we come alive each new
I have interesting
responses to material like Wayne Dyer's highly
Fulfilled. Both knowing it's true from
many great teachers and almost feeling like
singing in the dark. But then I remember 27 years
ago when I was sick for 5 months (virus then strep
then bronchitis then pneumonia then virus without
a break). I started to feel like I would never get
well. And, for some reason, I had this thought to
thank God (express gratitude) every morning in the
shower for the parts of me that felt well. It
pretty much started with things like my hair and
my big toe and eventually progressed to my arms
and so on until I was all well. It was actually a
short road back to health once I started this
And I believe, to become vibrantly
alive, having something each day that
makes us "come alive" / sparkle / glow with joy
and gratitude is the key. Maybe it's music. Here's
a song called "When You See Forever" that lifts my
spirits and revs my day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsUT2AlJEQA
I also have commentary about the movie The Perfect
Game and the true story behind below under the
heading Uplifting Music and Film. (Enjoy!)
Maybe it's seeing baby deer out your window (Wow,
Lisa!) or snuggling with your lovey cat or
smelling redwoods or feeling the breeze toss and
tickle your hair or hugging a loved one or
smelling onions grilling or having eyes to see the
"every day" beauty of nature. You get the idea!
Jeanine 2012 June 22
support for my friend as she embraces Life and
As Lisa said in her Caring Bridge Journal entry on
May 23, "Please join in supporting my vision of total restoration of
my health and well-being!"
And below is the beautiful heart cloud
that celebrated the day (March 26) Lisa went
home to her space in the redwoods!
Blessings of gratitude and joy to all!
~ Jeanine 2012 May 25
26, 2012, Lisa wrote in her Journal update, "I so
enjoyed watching the whale video [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcXU7G6zhjU&feature=related]
– such a beautiful story and to have it recorded
for all of us to be inspired is incredible.... the joy expressed when
that humpback leapt through the air is
about as close to capturing how I felt that day I
came home, as anything I've seen!"
~ Jeanine 2012 May 27
• Love is where we are Today I
was in the bank, and a woman was trying to get
out of the store's motorized cart to go stand at
the bank teller window. She had her cane there,
and I could see she wasn't quite sure how to
stand up. I just came over and said, "Can I
help?" And she let me put my arm out, so she had
something to hold onto while she pulled herself
up. I walked her over to the closest window
(thankfully, there were no other customers in
the bank), and I could see she was in pain, even
just to stand, so I said loud enough for several
tellers to hear, "Is there any reason you can't
sit down?" (There is a desk and chairs where
folks sometimes meet with a teller.) Thankfully,
the bank clerks got my drift, and they offered
for her to sit at the desk.
I told the woman that I would be nearby, and I
would be back to walk her to the cart. I kept an
eye out from a distance, and then came back
right when she was ready. She struggled a bit to
get up, and she indicated she was really
hurting. I said it looked like pain was a
factor, and that I'd been in pain, so I
understood. After she was back in the motorized
cart and headed towards her next task, I
mentioned that I hoped she would let someone
help her to her car when she was ready. I was so
pleased to hear her say that she was going to
drive that cart right to her door and let the
store personnel put it away. And we parted with
This woman in the
store made my day! It was such a simple thing to
offer her my arm. No big deal. And yet, I would
feel so tremendously blessed if I were near my
friend with spinal cancer and able to help my
friend in some way, able to do something small,
yet so very important.
It reminded me of something another friend used to
speak of. His son was having some serious personal
challenges and was not around to receive help from
his dad. Nor did his dad believe that his son
really could hear what his dad wished to offer.
But this friend told me how he prayed and trusted
would be there for his son, someone whom his son
could truly hear. And every time my friend was
able to help a stranger, he knew he was being a
blessing to that person's loved ones.
I am so grateful to all those who are there for my
friend today. And my gratitude to this lovely
woman who brought me such joy in just a few
minutes. What a blessing that we are not alone,
and that we can give and receive love where we
are. Just for today, we can let that be good
~ Jeanine 2012 May 17
A beautiful night in the park at dusk. Oh,
look how pretty that lamp post is with the
1st photo ~ What is that red thing? Is it
a light shining from behind? If I move, do I
still see it? Oh well, it's still there, and
I want to take this photo.
Downloading my iPhone photos to my
computer... Oh, my goodness! There's more.
2nd photo ~ taken 10 seconds later; red
moved and is now translucent (and appears to
have more intense green below the red); now
that I can see on my computer, I see the red
petals effect from the white lamp post
3rd photo ~ taken 23 seconds later ~ Wow!
the petals are really showing up now! (I
took a photo identical to #2 between 2nd and
3rd photo.) And I thought I was just taking
a picture of a pretty scene with a lamp post
and trees and flowers!
4th photo ~ I walked further down the
path, took 2 photos before this scene (51
seconds after the bright petals / 3rd photo,
then 9 seconds after that), and then this
snapshot 12 more seconds later. The red
wasn't in the other 2 photos of this scene,
and now here it is again!
I'll bet you're as curious as I was about what the
heck I saw and what showed up in my photos. I can
tell you that I was in a delightful mood, filled
with gratitude for life right before and as I was
taking the photos. I didn't have any uncomfortable
feelings. When I saw these photos, especially the
first, I was really wondering what I saw,
especially since I saw it with my naked eyes, and it showed
up in the photos, even more than what I was aware
of while taking pictures that night.
I wanted to know what this really was (so my
imagination didn't go wild). So I asked Divine
Grace (a group of angels who speak through Peta
and they surprised me with a very sweet
explanation, which makes total sense in light of
the other experiences I've had with beams in the
sky, sky paintings, and orbs.
Love and blessings to you and all those who have
passed on and send us love from the other side,
~ Jeanine 2012 May 16; photos taken May 11th, 8:56
to 8:58 pm
Music and Film
"When You See Forever" inspired by the
musical score of Bill Conti in the film The Perfect
by director William Dear and Rudy Perez. I really heard
the words to the theme song at the end. What
melody and a great song of encouragement!
I've been singing along with it for days.
While I didn't find the song on iTunes, I
did find it on YouTube. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsUT2AlJEQA>
Rather than watch 4.5 minutes of snippets of
the film with the YouTube song, I encourage
you to listen, but save the visuals until
after you've seen the film, so the video
clips don't give away some of the best
moments in the film.
Game was endearing and
engaging with great themes, hope, humor,
fun, and totally a film for all ages. I
highly recommend the film, and I personally
enjoyed the sound bites from actors,
director, and more.
What a magical moment after a mere quarter
mile walk to Upper North Falls in Silver Falls
State Park, Oregon. Of the 16 photos of the
rainbow in the mist, this one felt utterly
magical, a painting in nature, and yet, it's
simply a point and shoot photo from my iPhone,
without any adjustments.
the double rainbow by the falls. Soon I'll add
a link to more photos and possibly videos.
I love coming
home from a glorious day reveling in nature to
find treasures in my iPhone beyond my
2012 April 22
Earth Day !
Cloud Heralds Friend Lisa's Return Home!
My dear friend
Lisa has been dealing with stage 4 spinal
cancer, has shown amazing progress, and yet,
she needed to be moved to a county facility
for hospice. Lisa's first spoken wish when she
was diagnosed in the hospital (end of January)
was to be able to heal in the serenity of her
home in the redwoods. She has also wanted to
be with her beloved cat, whom she hasn't seen
in these 2 months.
In 24 hours (!) enough money had been raised
that they decided they could get the special
bed, arrange skilled nurse care for Lisa, and
bring Lisa home by Wednesday! (3 days to go in
the noisy, stressful facility.)
I was lounging in the Oregon sun (!) just
about to start reading Anita Moorjani's book Dying to Be Me
(see light blue book image below for Anita's
near death experience interview and website)
when I read in my email that Lisa is going
home at 4:30 today!!! Tears of joy and
gratitude poured down my face as I called to
tell a dear friend the amazing news, and then
I saw this cloud as the phone was ringing.
Sure looks like a heart to me!!!
Prayers for Lisa's highest good and deepest
desires are welcome, and if you or someone you
know feels led to donate to Lisa's time at
home, that is most welcome, too.
Love, Love, LOVE and welcome HOME to you,
Lisa!! Even the clouds danced into a heart
formation for you!!
~ Jeanine (DuBois) 2012 March 26
So, just now when I got home, I checked my
email and discovered what today's Bone Sigh
said. I have NEVER seen it say something like
this before! Stunning timing. Reminds me of
the saying, "Coincidence is God's way of
keeping his anonymity." And, on top of the
topic, I just got the "coincidence" of the
Sigh. Hmmm... You got a lotta loved ones in
high places, Lisa, from heart clouds to
strategically timed messages!
after the earthquake,
she saw everything had changed.
one world had crumbled to ashes
while another had grown solid and real. clouds
of peace surrounded it. love
and forgiveness dwelled among it.
looking up at the gate as she entered
she read the words, "welcome home."”
Oh, my gosh! I just remembered that the
amazing woman who created these Bone Sighs is
named Terri St.
Cloud. I hope you're getting a cosmic
wink and a good laugh from all of this, as I
Big hugs, lots of Love, and thanks for letting
me delight in all your little welcome home
love signs, Lisa!
"Once upon a time, I was told that I couldn't
do it. That I shouldn't dare. That the dream
was too risky. That the risks too scary. The
only people behind me were my three sons. And
together, my three sons and I built a dream.
Can you imagine building a dream with your
sons? There are days I feel like the luckiest person
alive. And that feeling has its roots in the
darkest time in my life. How's that
for something to think about on those dark
is found in that darkness. Gold that you
don't even know exists. Hang on to
that thought ..."
~ Jeanine 2012 March 27
to Choose Love, Light, Joy, and the Ease of Flow
On February 16, 2012, I had the blessing
of a conversation with a group of angels
called Divine Grace, who speak through my
friend Peta Lynne. <http://bydivinegrace.com/>
Here are some treasures from our
I thought to myself, "Look, Jeanine, you
can learn great lessons by love because I
in my life. I don't want to learn lessons
at this point anymore through pain or
suffering or confusion or overcoming. I
want to learn it through the dance of ...
Divine Grace responded, "Yes, beloved,
this is the affirmation to use as your
beautiful, beautiful canoe that you are
sailing into your future, and to just feel
that you are on the smooth waters,
beloved; you are in the beauty of life.
And that indeed you are....
... there is no greater
learning than the learning to choose joy."
Divine Grace continued later, "You are not going to let anyone
make God that small.... Everyone
has their own path, their own way of
understanding, their own way of learning
and healing and being. So, as you very
well have held fast to through your life,
there is no one way. There is only every
And later they added, "We like to say
that if you were in a completely dark room
of which you had no idea of the size, and
you felt like you had to see and feel and
resolve everything in there, you would
never know if you were done. So it is much
simpler just to turn on the light. And
when the light turns on, all of the
darkness is dispelled. And so, it is
always our perspective from here to just
turn towards the Light, and as you say the
flow, and let the flow carry you. And it
is generally not by examining that which
is the blockage that you are freed, but it
is by seeing the
perspective that makes the blockage
unneeded, unnecessary, and not chosen.
...As you look towards the Light, the
shadows are behind you.
...It is much more
about recognizing that if you stop
thrashing about, you can float.
If you trust, you find yourself in that
frequency where the trust is not only
justified but rejoiced in."
Wow! So beautiful and insightful! I also
found that Divine Grace's comment about
"seeing the perspective
that makes the blockage unneeded,
unnecessary, and not chosen" reminds me of
what happens in TAT®, a
tool I am deeply grateful for.
~ Jeanine 2012 March 17
Comin' Alive with
Love and Passion!
"Don't ask what the world needs; Ask what
makes you come alive and go do it, because
what the world needs is more people who have
come alive." by Howard Thurman
I love this quotation by Howard Thurman.
(Thanks for sharing it, Dick!)
Perhaps another angle that it makes me
think of might be a little controversial,
but I'll share it anyway. Recently I had the
extreme honor and pleasure of speaking with
Divine Grace, a group of angels who speak
through my friend Peta Lynne. <http://bydivinegrace.com/>
I was sharing about a lovely experience in
nature, driving through snow dusted
evergreens that felt so uplifting and
nurturing. Divine Grace's response was that
the best thing we can do for the planet is
to LOVE Creation, even more so than to try
to rescue creation.
I understand that may be a new idea for many
of us. And yet when I think of how this
concept applies to people, I begin to
understand. Loving people helps them to
blossom into the magnificence and power of
their true selves, which is beyond our
imagining. Whereas trying to rescue people
implies they don't have the strength
themselves and can even diminish them.
Clearly, loving is more
empowering and supportive than rescuing.
~ Jeanine 2012 March 14
January 27th I had another Visual Fields test
regarding glaucoma. I had asked (in my Quaker
Meeting) for prayers for God's guidance of the
doctor and me and prayers for my body-mind
system to work together with God's grace for
my highest good.
Thank you to those who have offered positive
support, whether recently or in the past.
Whether TATs, prayers, love, faith, friendship
- it's all good! Here's my amazing and
Last time (3 months ago) the ophthalmologist
was surprised that my eyes had not gotten
worse in 14 months without glaucoma drops
(with acupuncture, specialized tea, and
Chinese herbs treatment, since I have an
adverse response to the glaucoma drops). The
ophthalmologist even said he had no problem
with my continuing with the LAc treatment protocol!
This time... oh
my gosh! Thanks to prayers, TATs, acupuncture
protocol from Jasmine Patel, MSAOM, LAc,
Palming eye exercises, forgiveness, gratitude
for my eyes, and telling my eyes that I live
in a safe and happy environment / that it's
safe to see...
My ophthalmologist showed me that 3 months ago
my visual fields test wasn't just "no worse";
it was "borderline normal."
visual fields test came out NORMAL !! (This
is after 6 tests 1.5-2 years ago on 3
different machines with 2 different doctors,
all showing noteworthy loss of vision in the
identical upper regions. And 1.5 years ago the
same ophthalmologist as the one today
diagnosed me as having normal tension glaucoma
and wanted to put me on glaucoma drops.)
I will continue with the LAc protocol, and my
ophthalmologist will do an optic nerve test in
6 months and a visual fields test after that.
For those of
you who do TAT, the eye points include a
quick in and out at Bladder 1, two of the
points in the TAT pose!
Thank you, God, dear sweet TAT friends, Jasmine Patel, MSAOM, LAc,
Dr. Rebecca Neborsky (who referred me to Jasmine Patel)! Thank
you to my ophthalmologist for accepting the
reality of the unexplainable (to him) change
in my eyes!
Here's a video
of me sharing a bit about my healing
and the connection to Anita Moorjani's book Dying to Be Me
And be sure to check out the section about
Anita's book below!
*2011 & 2012 ~
chronology of Jeanine's delight in
discovering IL VOLO*
trove of links to IL VOLO)
Wow! Music is everywhere uplifting the planet.
These boys sing with such heart and majesty! Their name, IL VOLO, means
"flight", and to listen to them, I feel like
I'm flying! And, yes, you can
purchase on iTunes.
They earned a Platinum record in 6 months in
Italy! And Quincy Jones invited them to
represent Italy on the single We Are the World
25 for Haiti.
~ Jeanine 2011 December 22
OK, one more: This is their performance of "This Time" at the
President's Star Charity 2011
[REMOVED DUE TO COPYRIGHT] Just so you know, this one
has a few screaming teenagers in the audience. But
think about it: aside from the teens, no doubt,
excited by how cute these guys are, they are cheering
for phenomenal quality music and clean cut young men
who understand teamwork, dedication, and caring.
That's my kind of teen role model!
~ Jeanine 2011 December 25
Their new solos were spectacular!...
Ignazio's rendition of "Memory" from the musical Cats, a
power-packed home run!
Piero's powerfully rich version of the Love Story
theme "Where Do I Begin"
Gianluca's beautiful and deeply heartfelt presentation
This rendition of "Magnificat" with the boys and
Italian actress Arianna Bergamaschi was magnificent.
We really hear Gianluca's baritone register!
They included a sneak peak of the Fiat advertisement
with Arianna, Torna a Surriento. If you want a
"blast from the past," I was just looking for this
song on YouTube and discovered the boys sang it back
on the Italian TV talent show Ti Lascio Una Canzone in
2009 where their voices were joined as a group, when
they were 14-15 years old <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VySh-qjd4DY>.
[REMOVED DUE TO COPYRIGHT]
IL VOLO's new CD "We
Are Love" released November 19, 2012!
(Seattle concert solos aren't on the CD, so here's
hoping for another CD soon!)
Check out iTunes for a preview of the songs! This
album is stunningly beautiful! A few favorites include
Diane Warren's new song I Bring You to My Senses,
We Are Love, Luna Nascosta, and Il
Canto featuring Placido Domingo
To be honest, I had listened to the available songs
(from their new CD) by other artists on YouTube and
iTunes. I wasn't too excited by the other renditions,
but I trusted that IL VOLO and their sound engineer
team, headed by Humberto Gatica, would make magic out
of some songs which had yet to be done justice. WOW!
My trust was so well-founded! All are delicious!
Check out Questo
Don't Want to Miss a Thing) on Fox December
5, 2012 <http://www.myfoxny.com/search?vendor=ez&qu=il+volo>
High definition images and lots of smiles from the
boys, not to mention their amazing voices! The brief
interview (part 2) is also quite sweet.
Here's the lovely and revealing bio of IL VOLO on the
Peace Prize Concert website (as the boys were
among 11 performers at this 2012 concert!) <http://www.nobelpeaceprizeconcert.org/artists/il-volo-2/>
I love that Placido Domingo's grandson is an
enthusiastic fan of IL VOLO and encouraged Domingo to
join the boys in singing IL Canto on their latest CD
"We Are Love".
I posted this 12-14-2012 on ilvolomusic.com
Piero, and your beautiful team...
Thank you so much for your loving hearts! Whether
you are sharing your prayers for the Children and
Staff at Sandy Hook Elementary or opening your
loving musical hearts at a concert dedicated to
honoring the Nobel Peace Prize winner or
representing Italy in We Are the World 25 for Haiti,
you are ambassadors for world peace.
And world peace begins in each heart!
Tonight I was visiting a friend in the hospital (and
doing some Healing Touch). She was in the hospital
to deal with health concerns for her heart which,
thanks to God, the doctors have found a good
stabilizing medication, and she is so much more
peaceful today than yesterday. We ended the evening
with her cozy and snuggled in bed, listening to your
IL VOLO rendition of Silent Night and Panis
Angelicus. She had the most peaceful smile on her
face as she drifted off to sleep.
Thank you again, guys, for your awesome spirits and
love! IL VOLO is so much more than your utterly
incredible voices. Your hearts amplify every note
and carry the joy, peace, and love around our dear
planet earth, and tonight especially to Newtown,
Blessings to you and all teachers, students,
parents, friends, and neighbors,
Jeanine DuBois, Compassion's Doorway
IL VOLO singing at
the Nobel Peace Prize Concert ("IL Mondo" and
"We Are Love")
Whew! I confess I cried the first time I watched this.
My cat even came over & hugged me.
I've heard IL VOLO sing We Are Love & IL Mondo
many times (in my car, my iPod, my house - yes I LOVE
their music and their great wide open hearts!), and...
seeing them sing at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert...
they are bringing HOPE, LOVE, PEACE to our world. Our
world sometimes seems so broken, and yet one heart at
a time, We ARE Love. We need you, IL VOLO! Grazie
I had a vision of
Gianluca, Ignazio, and Piero singing for the kids and
staff of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,
Connecticut. Maybe that's not doable, but here's the
thing - even if IL VOLO (and all of us) simply
envision our voices, our songs, our love, filling
their halls, comforting their hearts, just like
prayer, it WILL change the space. The air will be
thick with our harmonious warm love. Let's do it!
I remember how touched I was when I saw this
This 5 minute YouTube video beautifully
illustrates this concept and embraces a sense
of community for all and personal
contributions, as opposed to any "us versus
As explained in the YouTube video notes, the
video shows reflections from Charles
Eisenstein (teacher, speaker, and
writer focusing on themes of civilization,
consciousness, money, and human cultural
evolution), author of the book Sacred Economics <http://sacred-economics.com>
Occupy movement has been a fluid process with
many expressions. Thus far, I most honor and
align with Charles Eisenstein's expression of
the meaning of the Occupy r-evolution.
presentation by Charles Eisenstein speaking in
Portland 3-7-2012 on Sacred Economics. Here's
a video of that presentation. (I know Charles
had given permission for the video, although
this may be posted by someone else.)
Here's Charles' informational poster from this
Interesting how that word revolution seems to
be a "re" (return
to or again) evolution.
Follow-up: Occupy Love: A Global Revolution of
the Heart (film directed by Velcrow Ripper and
produced by Greg Hill, Ian MacKenzie, and
Velcrow Ripper) in theaters in 2012 <http://occupylove.org/>
~ Jeanine 2012 April 26 (addendum)
for Our Planet! ~ I Believe
sung by Andrea Bocelli and Katherine Jenkins
I feel so blessed to have discovered this song (also
on iTunes), which speaks the heart of my dream (since
I was a child) for our beautiful planet and all
Creation. It looks like Yvan Eric Cassar and Eric Levi
wrote this song. We are so blessed by all the artists
Please honor them by going to this site, and I can't
help showing you some of the lyrics as an enticement:
One day i'll
hear the laugh of children
In a world where war has been banned
One day i'll see men of all colours
Sharing words of love and devotion
Stand up and feel the holy spirit
Find the power of your faith
Open your heart to those who need you
In the name of love and devotion.
Yes i believe.
I believe in the people of all nations
To join and to care for love.
I believe in a world where light will guide
And giving our love we'll make heaven on
another wonderful Vision from Carol
Peacock, our friend at Sweetbriars Retreat
Center in Springfield, Missouri. Carol
We envision a world where love is the answer
to all questions. Now that each and
every one of us know in our hearts that love
is the feeling that supports the highest
good of all mankind, we allow ourselves to
give it without hesitation. We see
that when we give love we trust and respect
everyone, we are unselfish in our desires,
we treat everyone as we wish to be treated,
and we speak and act with gentle hearts.
Because we understand how important love is
we always consider the feelings of others by
being aware of the impact of our actions and
words. No one is lonely in this world
because we all freely express our love and
gratitude to each other for our co-existence
on this planet. We love each other, we
love the animals, we love the plant life,
and we love God. No one is jealous of
another as they are overflowing with the
love that is sent to them each moment of
There is nothing that we cannot handle now
that we are sure that we are supported by
the love of the Universe and all of Its
inhabitants. Now that we know that all
beings are motivated by loving kindness we
feel safe, secure and peaceful in each
other's company. Our love which is for
the highest good of mankind knows no
boundaries and everyone is aware of
There are no questions, no doubts, no fears,
only LOVE and ONENESS.
Thanks to the Vision Alignment Project <http://www.visionalignmentproject.com/>
for this sharing! At the time I clicked "Yes! I align
with this vision", there were 567,883 people who had
already indicated that they align with this vision of
Love Overflowing. Isn't that encouraging? I invite you
to check out their project (link above). I find the
visions very uplifting, whether I look at them every
couple days or save them up and then choose the one
which speaks to me on the occasion.
In the spirit of Love and Oneness,
~ Jeanine 2012 January 1
New Year! Auld Lang Syne by Sissel with incredibly glorious
If you click the bottom right icon, you'll see a
beautiful full-screen version
Thanks to Barbara for sharing this. What a great
opportunity to take 6 minutes and 37 seconds to be
fully present with the glory of Creation and honor the
possibilities of this new year.
Love and wishes for joyful, abundant fulfillment,
peace, hope, gratitude,
~ Jeanine 2011 December 31
The joy of ONE-NESS and
unconditional loving - as told
Moorjani's Near Death Experience
and rapid transformative restoration from 4B
lymphoma cancer. And thanks to this interview
with Lilou on the Juicy Living Tour.
Although this YouTube video link was actually
emailed to me 4.5 days ago, I only just
watched Anita's story.
Ahhh... synchronicity! (; >) Perfect
timing! Right after I had an amazing BodyTalk™
session that was about letting go of fear and
traumatic cellular memory, about being
re-calibrated for my true self (even my 5
senses and the 5 subtle inward senses), about
letting go of the illusion of separation,
adjusting my energy body for a healthy flow,
and more. I am so very grateful to God,
myself, and Laurie (my BodyTalk System
Practitioner™) for today's session. For the
check memo, I actually wrote "BodyTalk for a
new life". And so it is!
I totally love how Anita's experience reflects
so much of what I believe, in ways that bring
me joy and hope for my life and our world. So,
here is Anita's website <http://anitamoorjani.com/>
and her book Dying to Be Me (is that not
a great title?!) was released March 1, 2012.
Already the audio
book of Dying to Be Meis available.
Way to go, Hay house!
I sent an email of appreciation to Anita
about how her inspiration was a factor in
my healing from glaucoma, and I also
shared about these events and the videos I
made. Anita has given me permission to
share her response. Here it is.
2012 2:27:27 AM PDT
Thank you so much for your messages. I
saw your videos and am truly touched!
Thank you so much! Also I'm so happy to
hear how my experience has helped you. I
agree with what you say about the reason
for the glaucoma is from feeling blind
Sorry my response is so brief. I do read
every email but am perpetually traveling
these days (sometimes with limited
internet access) and have to resort to
one finger typing on my iPad when I do
respond! But your messages, website and
videos truly moved me and I felt
compelled o reach out to you and let you
Keep doing what you do fearlessly!
With love, hugs and blessings,
Sent from my iPad
Wishing each of you blessings as you enjoy Anita's
story. May we grow in recognizing the beauty of our
~ Jeanine 2011 December 30; updated 2012 May 16, June 18, June
20, July 26, October 18; 2013 December 26
I honor you, Mr. Sung-Bong Choi.
Your voice, your spirit, your resilience,
are a gift to our planet, a reminder of
the power in each person following his
passion & choosing life & joy. May
you grow in hope, joy, & feeling loved
& valued for your true self. May life
transform your early memories & lift
your spirit daily.
I am grateful to post your song on my
~ Jeanine, Compassion's Doorway
2012 October 14
years ago today...
Wow! I made a decision to choose a full life and seek
help to overcome the fears that used to overwhelm me.
I was blessed with many friends on the journey and
lots of little reminders. Here are some of my
It takes what it
One moment at a time.
Expect a miracle.
If it's hurting me, it's hurting you. (In other
words, something that hurts me can't possible help
If what you're doing isn't working, try something
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over
expecting different results.
"Coincidence" is "God's way of remaining anonymous"
- by Albert Einstein (some of us call it
~ Jeanine 2011 December 17
• Cosmic Winks
Oh my goodness, what a glorious day today! Sweet
time with 3 friends and a concert "Only Light,
Only Love" by the Aurora Chorus <http://www.aurorachorus.org/>
Shortly after we went our separate ways, I called
one of them to say, "Yea! That was so fun! Thank
you so much!" at the very time that my phone read
7:33 (3 is my number for God) and I saw another
sign with 444 (4 is my number for the heart).
That's what I call a cosmic wink!
Then I went shopping to get another pair of those cozy
black velour pants I had gotten the day before. Well,
they were out of my size, and the 2 stores they called
had my size on the computer but not on the floor.
(Although I've never done such a thing before, I really
was willing to drive across town for those pants!) So, I
decided to check another store in the mall. No luck.
Back to the original store. I remember how there was a
different style (and not a warm velour) in my size on
the rack. Suddenly I thought, Hmmm... if that one was in
the wrong place, maybe "mine" was also. Sure enough! Two
racks over, there was exactly my size on a non-velour
rack, just waiting for me to pick it up. It's as if the
misplaced pair was there to spark my imagination and
give me a clue on my treasure hunt. Yea! Off I went to
purchase my cozy winter pants. And then I thought of
others who were looking for just the right item, and I
put "their" misplaced pair on the rack where it
Maybe these are silly little stories, but they bring a
smile to my face and help me feel that connection to...
Anything is possible as
I stay open to the surprises of life.
Actually, as I look at my reflections below, the ones
that include what I call cosmic winks are
Here Comes the Sun...
Just a Geranium Petal? Or...
the name Emmanuel in Imagine
Sky Paintings from a Friend from Beyond the Veil on His
Synchronicity for Earth and Sky
Following Leadings Experiment
Incredible Infinity Beam in the Sky
~ Jeanine 2011 December
"Any society that would give up a little liberty to
gain a little security will deserve neither and lose
both." by Benjamin Franklin
Wayne Dyer once said: “ When you change the way
you look at things, the things you look at
change.” (Dyer wasn't sure of the source. Here's
a YouTube clip in which he shared this and more:
A new favorite written by Peta Lynne and produced by a
friend: "You don't have to be dead to move
towards the Light."
Another favorite: "If you lived in your heart, you'd
be home now."
"God is too big for any one religion."
"Fear is a little dark room where negatives are
developed." - Thanks to <http://www.joe-ks.com/bumper_stickers.htm>
"I know if one door closes, another opens, but it sure
is hell in the hallway!" - Thanks, Kathy!
"If God is your co-pilot, switch seats!"
Too-long-to-be-a-bumper-sticker: "Live from your
heart, that you may know the fullness of Life and the
sweetness of Love." - by Jeanine DuBois, 1-18-2001
~ Jeanine 2011 December 17; 2013 April 22
Music - Gugulethu
Tenors (4 young men from South Africa
sharing gifts which uplift our hearts and our
These young men are amazing! I heard them on public
radio and immediately found them on the Internet:
I think you will be blessed by their video and by
reading their profiles in "Meet the Tenors."
They have a CD (Gugulethu Tenors), and their songs are
I've already downloaded "Nyamezela", a beautiful original piece which
I love to see folks find their passion and glow with
the beauty of their true selves. My heart is full as I
bask in the glory of this music. I wish them great
success and joy as they grace our world so richly.
~Jeanine 2011 December 10
I discovered their song with English subtitles on
YouTube - encouraging words, too!
~ Jeanine 2011 December 12
Comes the Sun...
After many sweet days, today was another rough one, in
part the dark grayness of the sky, and just a whole
collection of other challenges crowding in on this
I prayed for help, to feel comforted by God and
friends. Then I got up to send an email to one of my
friends, and as I sat at my computer, facing the
expansive SouthWest window, the sun started beaming
through the trees. It was a huge, bright yellow ball
of fire, and then a Light cross was formed with the
sun at the center of it. I was awe-struck. At that
moment, I realized my iPod stopped playing in the
middle of a song. I went over to my iPod and noticed
that the song was "Here Comes the Sun!" by the
Beatles! Since there was no technical explanation, I
have to assume the temporary pause in the song was a
cosmic "Ahem!" Yup! I got the message. (; >)
After quite a
while the bright yellow faded, and then there
were glorious pink clouds, which I quickly
went onto my deck to photograph. When I came
back in, both my kitties were sitting at the
screen door. That brought a smile to my face
as I remembered the sweet summer days with
kitties drinking in the warm fresh air.
A little later my friend whom I was emailing
called me, and asked how I was (as I had left
her a phone message earlier). I told her about
the amazing sky, and she said, "Well, then I
have something to tell you!" I
was praying for you, and right after I prayed,
I came around the corner, and there was the
most glorious bright sky and gorgeous pink
clouds. I felt nudged to call you and tell you
about those magnificent clouds and how in my
country of origin, we say, 'The angels are
baking!' But when I got out, it was dark." And
then she told me that the forecast is for 7
days in a row of sunshine. Wow! For Portland,
Oregon in November / December, that's
It wasn't until later that I realized I was
the email while she was praying for me and
the sky was transformed. So, here's the
picture of angels baking these glorious
~ Jeanine 2011 November 29
Geranium Petal? Or...
Had a tough day today... for a while.
Something hit me so
hard, and I was sobbing for over an hour. I wasn't
sure what was going on. Apparently something that
dates back to ancient history, beyond anything I
could put words to.
I came home to rest and recover from the intensity.
As I got out of the car, I saw one
geranium petal had fallen from a flower and
was resting on the ground. It was the shape of a
perfect heart. Wow! Reminds me of our story about God
putting a rainbow in the sky. Same kind of thing. That
special reminder that I am loved.
I put the petal on the stool next to the couch as I
When I woke up, my water bottle, also on the stool,
was reflecting the sunlight through the bottle onto
the heart shaped petal.
I took lots of photos. A few I cropped or softened the
edges of the image. Other than that, this is simply a
Also today, later on, I went to visit where I
volunteer in a cat adoption shelter.
This one very special girl (yes, cat; I'll call her
Sweet Pea) had been waiting to be adopted by a gentle
soul I'll call Laura.
Laura had fallen in love with Sweet Pea the day she
met Sweet Pea 2.5 years earlier!
Laura had waited until her current cat had been given
the grace of every last drop of personalized love and
attention, her cat now more than 20 years old!
Meanwhile, Sweet Pea had patiently hung in there for
2.5 of her 8.5 years of life, waiting to be adopted by
this one dear heart whom she, too, had fallen in love
The day before, I had invited Sweet Pea to join me in
sending love to Laura. Sweet Pea didn't hesitate! She
started to purr and purr, and within 5 seconds, she
was purring louder, longer, stronger than I had ever heard her
purr, at least
3 times as strong and as loud as any purring I had
heard from her sweet arthritic body! Oh, my! I felt
how very deeply she loves Laura. A love so deep that
she waited a quarter of her life in a shelter, so that
she could be with her beloved Laura. What love they
both have for each other! Love like the glow from this
simple geranium petal.
So today, at the end of this incredibly intense day, I
decided I needed to drive out to the shelter to brush
Sweet Pea and together to send love again to Laura.
But when I got to Sweet Pea's room, she wasn't there.
How odd! Not under the cubbies, not way on top of a
shelf, not in one of her favorite beds. I immediately
inquired, What happened to Sweet Pea?! The wonderful
shelter worker looked at my confused face and said,
It's a good thing! Sweet Pea got adopted today! Laura
adopted Sweet Pea today!
To me, it's like Sweet Pea's purr was a beacon of love
to her dear Laura.
So, you could say it's just a geranium petal, or...
~ Jeanine 2011 November 1 (11-1-11)
Many faces of the river in motion: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUm6uhfBAOM>
At the banks of the Metolius River I discovered a
new level of quiet within myself.
~ Jeanine 2011 September 27 September (taken on
~ Let It Be ~ Ebony and Ivory ~ Give Me Love (Give
Me Peace on Earth) ~
Give Peace a Chance ~ Here Comes the Sun ~ My
Hmmm... Do you remember? Where were you back when?
Did you watch wonderful throngs of people arm in arm
down by the railroad tracks singing We Shall Overcome,
and did you sing it, too, in your heart? ...I did!
Today I was reminded of George Harrison's song My
Sweet Lord and the Christmas that I sat cross-legged
on the floor singing it for hours, my eyes closed, my
heart full, the Christmas lights coming through the
drapes with a beautiful glow. Yum! What sweet
memories. A good beginning.
Thanks to iTunes, I'm listening to these beautiful
tunes right now and wishing all that they carry for
our world today.
Imagine giving peace a chance, ebony and ivory living
I've held this dearest hope in my heart as long as I
can remember and done my best to contribute to this
My sweet Lord, give us peace on earth, peace in our
hearts, peace with our neighbors, peace with all
~ Jeanine 2011 April 24, Easter Sunday
Check out John Lennon's Imagine
being sung by Emmanuel Kelly in the
X Factor 2011 ~ What an amazing, uplifting,
heart-centered performance and touching life
experience of Emmanuel and his family! Oh, and just to
put my own spin on this, one definition of Emmanuel is
"God with us." I feel that in my heart when I listen
to and watch Emmanuel sing. What a blessing he is to
(as of October, 2012, Emmanuel is averaging a million
hits a month!)
And here's Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace site with a
message to Emmanuel from Yoko Ono (John Lennon's wife,
for you young-uns) as well as an article from the Herald Sun about
~ Jeanine 2011 September 24
Effect on Our Personal Energy Field
~ What fun it was to serendipitously observe
laughter's effect on my client's field! I was doing
a Healing Touch technique called Magnetic Clearing,
which helps remove debris from the individual's
biofield. The field was certainly clearING but felt
a fair ways from being entirely clear. (It often
takes around 30 passes over the body before the
field is entirely clear.) Then I said something that
came out funny, and we both laughed a kind of light
sweet laughter as I was walking back towards the top
of her field (her head / crown). When I started my
next pass, her field was crystal clear. I did
another pass, and it still was squeaky clean. Very
cool! (; >) Clearly, the laughter caused the rest
of her field to clear instantly. I've never seen
this before. Sure reinforces the value of laughter!
Hmmm... remember when people used to read the comics
~ Jeanine 2010 June 3
• Miraculous Glories! ~
Flying home and just needing a little uplift,
I saw out the airplane window the most
incredible mountain peak poking through a sea
of clouds. I asked around and learned that it
was Mt. Jefferson. Unfortunately, I did not
get a photo of it, but tonight I went looking
on the web and found this magnificent beauty
by D. H. Parks.
THEN I saw a
circular rainbow (360 degrees) encircling a
silhouette of our airplane as it was reflected
off the clouds nearby. Wow! Wish I had gotten
pics of both, but I just sat there with my jaw
on the floor. I even had to ask the person in
front of me if he saw the rainbow. It was hard
to believe it was real! And now I just found a
pic of what I saw on the web, thanks to Mila
Zinkova, with a scientific explanation from
April Holladay. <http://www.weatherquesting.com/glory.htm>
(The Glory that I saw even showed all the
rainbow colors distinctly!)
one of those days when I needed an uplift, and
the glory of Creation jumped out at me and
left me in utter awe and joy. Thought they
might put a spring in your step, too.
~ Jeanine 2011 August 4 remembering back to
Paintings by a Friend from Beyond the Veil on His
Birthday ~ Ask me about these
The story is a wild one with many beautiful and
curious facets. Some day I think a few will grace a
book. For now, you might need to look in my eyes to
know I'm speaking the truth from my heart. I'll give
you one hint. If you can enlarge the fourth image
below, you will see a detailed portrait of a man's
face. Cindy recognized her dad. The other (primary)
sky artist is perhaps less life-like in his images.
And then there are the orbs.... These pics were taken
between 4:30pm-5pm on July 22, 2010, and the sky
artist gave me a head's up to go look for them. Here
are just a few to entice you to look at all 64.
~ Jeanine 2010 July 22
Eagle! ~ What an incredible day! A
long lovely visit with a friend was capped by the most
amazing bald eagle who flew over us and soared so
gracefully. We were sharing stories about our husbands
finding peace before their death, and right then was
when the eagle flew over us. Wow!
~ Jeanine 2010 May 13
Diversity ~ Just as the diversity in
people and animals is beautiful and amazing, I'm
discovering the same of clouds in the sky. I keep
adding to my album of cloud images. The 9 photos
following my Sky Collage were all taken within 1 hour
of each other. Oh, what the heck! I just posted a few
here to show only a sampling of the diversity.
<http://gallery.me.com/duboisj#100127-THIS PAGE TEMPORARILY OUT OF
~ Jeanine 2010 May 12
Kokopelli & Heart
Growling (Joe insisted)
Collage ~ Had a grand time playing
with some friends, making collages. Not enamored with
paper, I made mine on computer out of various pictures
I've taken. I hope you enjoy it. (Thanks to iPhoto,
GraphicConverter, and iWorks Pages for the ability to
play with the images. Yes, I did monkey with the swirl
in the middle. The original was the first pic in the
Feathers in the Sky page <http://gallery.me.com/duboisj#100136-THIS PAGE TEMPORARILY OUT OF
~ Jeanine 2010 May 10
Three times I saw these little guys walking
along, about ten feet apart. Finally, I
decided I was close enough to take a picture.
As I moved my camera towards my eye, I said,
"Can I take your picture?" and just as I
snapped it, they stopped in their tracks, and
then they continued waddling along as soon as
I had finished taking the photo. Curious! It
never occurred to me they would pose. (; >)
Out for my walk this evening, visiting with a
friend, each sharing about spectacular and
quietly unfolding miracles in our lives and
those we love. The backdrop of the sky, frothy
peach and slate clouds were nebulae of
glorious color. Awe struck again!
Thanks to Spirit for these reminders of Love,
~ Jeanine 2010 March 18
Trails ~ <http://gallery.me.com/duboisj#100099-THIS PAGE TEMPORARILY OUT OF
SERVICE*> Mysterious and magical, these
trails all appeared in the sky within an hour. At some
moments there were 8-10 airplane trails visible
simultaneously. Most sets were concurrent, like the 3
X's in the sky. (I took multiple snapshots of some.)
There were also 2 simultaneous airplane trails (at the
time of the 3 X's) that spanned the entire wide sky
from horizon to horizon. Two days later I accidentally
took a picture of a parking lot, and it was the same
~ Jeanine 2010 March 15 and 17
Two days after a dear friend died, another
friend and I watched this apparition in the
sky for 20 minutes.
When I returned home, I was finally able to
easily download the song I had attempted to
retrieve before our lunch, the song by
Foreigner "I Want to Know What Love Is."
Then I discovered the line "Through the clouds
I see love shine." It wasn't until I looked at
my computer image of the sky that I noticed
the 8 (infinity sign and symbolic of
abundance) in the beam of light,
the beam that clearly was not a cloud and
was not an airplane trail.
~ Jeanine 2010 January 9
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