Published on Friday, 07 November 2014
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Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014
2014 Category Winner: Energy Medicine
"Ever-Flowing Streams: Tapping Into Healing Energy" by Dana Taylor
This is a book quite unlike any other I have read about energy medicine. It is an important book because it is a bridge between those still trapped in the fearful aspect of Christianity and those involved the world of spiritual healing, or energy medicine. Dana Taylor says many things I have often said to my clients about Jesus and his healing abilities. He said the things he did we could do and greater. We can all tap into that ability if we are not locked out of it by "Christian trepidation," or fear of things not understood by our Christian friends, family or pastor.
Ms. Taylor came to Christianity as an adult, having been raised in California by agnostic parents. She married a Christian man in the 1980s in Oklahoma where she had gone to study as a young woman. Gradually she began to accept Christian teachings, especially healing prayer. When her church began to change, and the emphasis was no longer on healing or even the form of prayer she had been taught, she adjusted. She found new ways to continue her spiritual path, new fields to study - ever careful not to become involved in anything like a cult. She did this without ever giving up her Christian faith. For this reason, her book is of great importance to the world.
There are a lot of sincere, good-hearted people who because of this book will finally be open to deeper levels of spiritual understanding and acceptance of that healing energy which is also called the Holy Spirit Many of them are people who would not otherwise have been reached due to the fear-based nature of beliefs taught to them from early childhood. Dana Taylor creates the language necessary for many people to see the connection of energy medicine to our Creator Source. Some of these are people who doubtless would not otherwise have seen that connection. Her work is clearly a mission of service to the world. and in the case of this book, also as a World Teacher.
Miracles of healing came to Dana on her quest, an illness which had plagued her since she was a little girl was finally healed through a combination of healing prayer, energy medicine, a past life memory and forgiveness. She has gone on to facilitate miraculous healing for others through the use of healing prayer, energy medicine and other techniques. She still sees clients.
This is a book not to be missed. I highly recommend anyone interested in energy medicine, healing or miracles read this powerfully moving and illuminating book.
TISBA Energy Medicine Category Judge
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Published on Sunday, 14 September 2014
"Facing the Shadows, Embracing the Light" is actually more like two books for the price of one. It is written in two sections, and could have easily been two books. It is well over 500 pages long. Yet the author did not divide them, and one can see why at the end of the first part of the book. It would be a shame to stop there; honestly it would.
Niara Isley's is a true story of a female radar operator in the Air Force and what happened to her in the middle of the night, repeatedly, as she was drawn against her will - while on duty - into a terribly shadowy realm which included interactions with more than one variety of extra-terrestrial being. She had the most difficult of her experiences with human beings, black ops personnel who were involved with the alien beings. This is a frightening, true tale of abduction with the all-too-common loss of memory. Long after she was no longer in the military, Ms. Isley realized that she had a gap of several months' time during which she had no memory. It was this realization which led her on her quest to get to the bottom of things.
And get to the bottom she did. Afterward, the trauma was great, and she commenced a long journey of personal healing and transformation of a profound nature. This journey changed the course of her life, deepening her greatly. Niara's level of understanding of the nature of consciousness itself is impressive, and it is the direct result of her journey of healing from the horrors she experienced while in the military.
This is a book not to be missed, if for nothing else, the explanation of why the governments of the world still will not admit that they are in contact with off-world civilizations. But most of all, the reader will benefit from a far deeper understanding of the nature of reality, of how consciousness works, how it affects us and the world, and just how immensely powerful this energy we call consciousness actually is.
TISBA Category Judge - Inter-dimensional Beings