A study in consciousness: Telepathy Experiment ends

Well, the Institute of Noetic Science (IONS) telephone telepathy experiment is over for my two friends and I. I’d like to say that we always knew which one of us (or none) we would connect with on every call, but we didn’t.

Telephones

I think I averaged “getting it right,” once every 3 or 4 calls. Often I think that’s because I was always doing something when the phone rang, not just twiddling my thumbs and thinking of who might call, or that I hadn’t heard from someone in a long time. And those are the times I typically receive a call “out of the blue” from a friend or family member.

Each time the automated IONS call cane in, we were asked to:

  • Sit back
  • Close our eyes
  • Breathe
  • Relax
  • Choose a corresponding number (it did change each time) to the person we thought we would be connected to on the call (or no one)
  • If one of the other two participants were on the call, it connected us briefly or disconnected if no one answered

The point of the study experiment was to quantify, scientifically, how many times we could sense who was calling us.

I enjoyed participating in the experiment, though it did ring my phone more often than I thought it would. I don’t know if I would do it again.

For more about IONS: https://noetic.org/experience/connections-live/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=%5BRecording+Available%5D+Cultivating+Noetic+Wisdom+for+Personal+and+Collective+Good&utm_campaign=ConnectIONS%3A+2022-06-24+Follow+Up#recording&vgo_ee=LLb5i37Jn9FaFAXYM%2B7aizpxdzkQNl9LgdxZ9pnzLRY%3D

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A study in consciousness: Telepathy Research Study begins

While reading a recent email from the Institute of Noetic Science (IONS), I was extremely interested in a new study they were seeking applicants for: A telephone telepathy research study. So, I signed up! Well, not so fast.

First, I had to find two other family members or friends to participate in the study with me!

I find this whole topic fascinating because I think many of us think of someone, and then they call us on the phone! And I used to watch Kreskin when I was a child, and I was always intrigued with how he did extraordinary things.

Telephone receiver.

I posted a brief message on Facebook and within hours had two willing friends! Aha! Now, I could fill in the IONS application.

But wait.

I needed to know demographic information about each of them that I didn’t know.

Thankfully, both were eager enough to do the study that they answered all the questions for IONS. I filled in the application and we were off to the races, so to speak.

Each time the automated IONS call comes in, we are asked to:

  • Sit back
  • Close our eyes
  • Breathe
  • Relax
  • Choose a corresponding number (and it changes each time) to the person we will be connected to on the call or no one
  • If one of the other two participants are on the call, it connects us briefly or disconnects if one of the others do not answer

The point of this study is to quantify, scientifically, how many times we sense who is calling us.

  • I am grateful for each call
  • I am thrilled to help quantify telepathy in this scientific experiment

For more information and to receive emails from IONS: https://noetic.org/experience/connections-live/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=%5BRecording+Available%5D+Cultivating+Noetic+Wisdom+for+Personal+and+Collective+Good&utm_campaign=ConnectIONS%3A+2022-06-24+Follow+Up#recording&vgo_ee=LLb5i37Jn9FaFAXYM%2B7aizpxdzkQNl9LgdxZ9pnzLRY%3D

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

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I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, natural health foods store, art fair, music or yoga festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Visit my author’s page here. 

Plus, I documented how I naturally reversed 30+ years of chronic asthma in my holistic health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s available on Barnes and Noble: here

Be the best version of who you want to be. As it really does affect us ALL. We Are All Connected.

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Grief: Ebb and flow (when loved ones pass away)

Grief can be so perplexing… for US, yes, we’re sad. It’s tragic. Often inexplicable. The loss. The gap we feel between when they were here in the physical with us. Then, we can reach for this thought, this sense, that our loved one is in a better place.

But believing (or knowing) is academic and doesn’t necessarily help us change our FEELINGS.

During bewildering times, our feelings can feel:

  • Mysterious
  • In a fog
  • Off putting
  • In a daze
  • Off kilter
  • Or like we’re off balance

It can feel like TIME has sped up or slowed way, way down.

I’ve had to sit with my emotions, in bewilderment, anger, frustration, and confusion during the last couple of weeks in regard to “the letting go” of my first cousin, but also due to the circumstances surrounding his murder. And I don’t want to sit in that upset.

Justice for Josh

I’ve consciously been working on ways to move through these feelings.

I’ve chosen to work through my grief and look INSIDE of myself as to what makes me put such an emphasis upon “justice.”

Again, as I’ve learned earlier this year:

Feel it. Cry. Let the Energy in motion (emotion) move THROUGH you (not get stuck).

You are loved. So loved. As I’ve said before, we really probably never know how much we’re loved (because most of us don’t love ourselves). But because we are loved, I believe blessings can come INTO us from above, below, beside, outside, and inside. 

I believe and sense that collective hearts are with us.

Any perceived loss of life, feels like loss for ALL of us, as I ponder the quote from my dear, minister uncle, here.

Feeling it, the sadness of separation

When a loved one transitions, it is probably an exhilarating and exuberant ride for them into the Grand glorious Beyond, but for US… UGH! It can cause us to feel BIG sadness, and go through stages of grief.

I’m no different than you. I am human and feel all the same emotions, especially when I’m under stress or experiencing turbulent times. I have learned tips and tricks for easing negative emotions, but these are all practices and none bypass or “stuff” the emotions. I believe feeling the need for justice is part of the human experience.

Previous post: https://sheilamurrey.net/2022/07/17/in-memory-of-my-younger-tender-hearted-first-cousin-joshua-wilson/

Omniscience God sees you

Omniscience, an Ever-Living, Ever-Conscious, Ever-Expanding, Ever-Pulsing, Ever-BEing… Energy… Nothing (no thing) happens outside of Omniscience. Therefore, WE are ALL enveloped by Omniscience. And WE are ALL so LOVED!!

We are sorry for your pain.

We are with you in spirit.

There is Limitless, Infinite Love available for you.

You are never really ever alone.

In ALL directions, Above, and Below, as in Heaven, grounded on Earth, WE are there.

Connected

We Are ALL Connected. Yes! We Are All Connected. That was a phrase I heard as a deep male voice in the middle of the night years ago that started my spiritual journey beyond religion.

Everything Resolves to Gratitude.

❤️🦋🌀〰️🎼☯️🙏☮️😘

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I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, natural health foods store, art fair, music or yoga festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Visit my author’s page here. 

Plus, I documented how I naturally reversed 30+ years of chronic asthma in my holistic health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s available on Barnes and Noble: here

Be the best version of who you want to be. As it really does affect us ALL. We Are All Connected.

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A study in consciousness: The gnat

While watching (well, more listening) and contemplating the very recent sad, senseless, and tragic murder of my cousin, I tuned into this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUscmv4YqMU

In the video it is suggested to see if we can observe where a thought begins and ends, and the space before and after the thought–where it begins and ends.

Thus, I have been observing the thoughts and messages coming INTO me:

  • Contemplating a recent tragic event (jumble of thoughts)
  • Sitting here, as I breathe and focus on my breath, I notice
  • I can forgive
  • So, it’s a Choice if I don’t (forgive)
  • I can cry
  • That too, is a Choice
  • Ugh, there’s a gnat
  • This gnat is bothersome
  • I can swat the gnat away
  • I can let it go on its way (it may not stay in my face for long anyway)
  • I can Choose to do nothing
  • I can accept the thoughts that come and go
  • I can accept the Energy that moves through me, stimulated (or caused) by my thoughts
  • Accepting that Energy is what causes my emotions (Energy in motion)
  • I Choose better feelings thoughts
  • I welcome better feelings thoughts
  • More than just “looking for the silver linings”
  • I can find the lessons in the experience
  • By observing the lessons learned, I feel some Gratitude
  • I can simply take one step at a time
  • I will be gentle with myself
  • By being gentle with myself, I can be gentle and kind to others
  • I don’t have to use the “bad” or negative experience (no matter how tragic it is) as justification for treating anyone else negatively (huge Aha for me!)
  • I can let the gnat live
  • I no longer see the gnat
  • I am grateful
Found the gnat later

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

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I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, natural health foods store, art fair, music or yoga festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Visit my author’s page here. 

Plus, I documented how I naturally reversed 30+ years of chronic asthma in my holistic health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s available on Barnes and Noble: here

Be the best version of who you want to be. As it really does affect us ALL. We Are All Connected.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

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In memory of my younger tender-hearted, first cousin, Joshua Wilson

This is the way I’ll remember my cousin, Josh Wilson. This was to be the last time I saw Josh (August 2017) when I’d went home for a Memorial service for my mom.

Josh outside of our uncles home (that our grandparents built)

I love this picture of my kids (from way back) with our cousin, Josh Wilson:

My son, Matt is on the left, my daughter in the middle, and Josh on the right. Oh, the sweetness of childhood innocence!

Before I left town, the last evening of my visit of August 2017, Josh came up to his brother’s house and Staci snapped a picture:

Greg on the left, his brother Josh in the middle, and me on the right – Aug 2017 at Greg and Susan’s house

Our mothers were sisters. Greg was 6 months younger than me and Josh was 6 weeks younger than my son.

Mom always told me that the day her sister called her to tell her she was pregnant (for Josh) was one of the most shocking phone calls she’d ever received!

You see, I’d just told my mom that I was pregnant (again–for my son), and mom couldn’t believe she was going to be a grandmother again AND an aunt again, all within a matter of a few weeks! (Her sister was over 40 at the time and Josh was to be her 5th child.)

My aunt Alberdia with newborn Josh – July 1982
Before we moved to Florida: Alberdia is holding Joshua and my son is crawling, my daughter smiling.
June 1983 – Alberdia holding Joshua and my son is going to stand, my daughter smiling.

My aunt Alberdia and my uncle Bob loved being parents again.

In many ways, uncle Bob was a better dad to Josh, even than he’d been to Greg (purely my observation). Children are all different, so it’s hard to say why, and also, as a parent myself I know we grow and change and desire to “do things differently” as time goes on. (I certainly feel I’m a better grandmother than I was a mother–of course, they don’t live with me!)

In those early days, we visited often. We all lived about 20 miles apart, but when we could, we would go to church together and share a meal at Alberdia and Bob’s home after church.

Dad always had a soft spot in his heart for Josh since my dad was close to Josh’s dad, my uncle Bob. And uncle Bob died when Josh was only 7 years of age.

My dad used to take my son and Josh hunting and camping when the boys were young (many times), where my dad grew up near Sutton WV.

I don’t have any pictures from those hunting trips, but I’d say it was probably when Josh was about 7 until his was a teenager. (I’d be guessing at that though.)

Since I moved to Florida when I was 22, my children and Josh only got to see each other when we would go back to WV on vacation (typically centered around weddings, funerals, or in later years, my high school reunions).

Here’s a picture of Josh at his one of his sisters’ wedding shortly after their dad’s passing:

Joshua as ring bearer for his sister’s wedding

My ex-husband and I had driven us from Florida to WV (with my children) to attend the wedding and like most things, my ex spoiled most of the event for me. Ugh! So, I don’t have many pictures from that trip and what I do have are pictures of Josh’s sister and her husband (as one might also expect from a wedding).

Not every trip home allowed us all to see each other either, because of work schedules, and the like (which suck) and people really need to consider—take a day off work or school etc. when you have family in town!

Josh with his nephew

Another trip back home, I got to see Josh for about a minute and meet his new nephew (from the sister whom we’d attended her wedding years before). I was thrilled to meet him and to see the love Josh had for him.

I am also thankful that on one of my later trips back home, my husband of nearly 20 years, Richard, got to meet my aunt Alberdia and Josh. We sat and listened as Josh told us all of the hometown news that had been going on, new companies, additions onto the college that was near to my aunts house, and so forth. He was very industrious and had been in landscaping with his brother-in-law for years. Josh loved being outdoors!

As often happens in life, we had drifted apart… though the love remained. We chatted after Greg’s passing and at one point he had considered moving to Florida. I had always thought he’d become a shaman. He really had a gift with people!

Thus, I never thought I’d be writing this or posting a memorial for Josh, especially a few months after writing one for Greg!!! (Link to my post about Greg.)

It isn’t right!!!

I know Life isn’t fair, but no one deserves to be chased and gunned down while driving away in your car!!!

As I wrote a few days ago, the way in which my cousin was murdered has had me upset and going through the stages of grief for days (even believing as I do and practicing what I preach).

It’s hard to make sense of something so senseless!!!

Every time we learn more of the story, my emotions spin again. Ugh!

All I can do is think about the good times and send love and support to our family.

Tragedy has a way of finding us no matter who we are, how enlightened we are, or where we are. I have put myself in dire straits in years past and experienced close calls (like when my ex-husband fired a gun in my direction)! I understand “wrong place, wrong time.” I understand “mistaken identity.” I know we may never know every nuance surrounding Josh’s murder.

I get sad. I cry. I get mad and angry. I am thankful a suspect was quickly apprehended. But mostly I am bewildered. I will probably always have more questions than answers because only Omniscience God can see ALL perspectives and intentions of the players in this cruel tragedy.

If I can raise my consciousness to see the scene from a higher place, I believe there’s a reason… but at this time, I am a limited human being unable to muster my highest and best. But I will remain open to receive. I am open to accept prayers, healing, love, and peace—even in the midst of the confounding mystery. Life is mysterious–even unfathomable at times (like during this emotionally disturbing time), yet worth living.

It could go without saying, but since someone might be wondering… I refuse to get caught up in the “hate” aspect of this or in the gun debate. People who lose their senses do hateful things. And at the extreme end of that spectrum they hurt people. As the saying goes, “Hurt people, hurt people.” One day I hope to release the anger I feel today. I know I will. But right now, it’s all still too raw.

I send love and hugs to our family who are mourning this senseless tragedy—see links to news articles and video:

https://www.myhorrynews.com/news/crime/victim-in-myrtle-beach-shooting-near-broadway-street-dies/article_d3107a7c-0158-11ed-b18b-170904019253.html?fbclid=IwAR3ggXCltxZZm5gtJ6rGAs-mj3S-FbfeuKQDLJIeRAhloqhojbyo9Q05TrI

https://wpde.com/news/local/family-mourns-husband-father-joshua-wilson-murdered-myrtle-beach-vacation-calls-for-justice-quentin-jean-charged-highway-501-horry-county?fbclid=IwAR1pCmkDeptPG8rW-2rRxVEh2ypMXgJIGo-wCWF1mXSqX7MtXN4sZvBM-o8

https://www.postandcourier.com/myrtle-beach/news/west-virginia-man-in-myrtle-beach-on-vacation-identified-as-victim-of-fatal-shooting/article_24072c34-015c-11ed-be5b-97b3d420f417.html?fbclid=IwAR26TzHjLITqxroXTS0KeFiejX1HcZwyp_bWelf2kppgwI4Jpo-GXX96PnY

https://wlos.com/news/local/family-mourns-husband-father-joshua-wilson-murdered-myrtle-beach-vacation-calls-for-justice-quentin-jean-charged-highway-501-horry-county

https://www.wtap.com/2022/07/14/josh-wilson-was-murdered-myrtle-beach-during-fourth-july-vacation/?outputType=amp&fbclid=IwAR31QlQAKI2RPQBY-RsznpwQHK3GnYuk0ROy-NuTSm9YQ4YBmPo_GX-1ggU

And if you find it in your heart to help Josh’s wife and children, there is a GoFundMe account, as well as other immediate methods of sending support:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/staci-wilson-pay-for-medical-bills-and-food?qid=ab004096d70498caa180d80df81c851c

As is my daily Gratitude F-L-O-W practice that I teach to those in Integrated Spiral, I blow a kiss to Joshua (whom I believe is also in the Grand Beyond). Previous post: https://sheilamurrey.net/2022/07/13/observing-grief-comes-in-waves/

I believe we’ll ALL see each other again one day.

Amen. Namaste. OM