|Date:||Thursday - November 28, 2013|
|Guests:||Brenda Knight, Open Lines|
In the first half, writer, eco-activist and book publisher Brenda Knight talked about the power of gratitude to change and save lives. There is a movement toward gratitude on the planet right now-- instead of being filled with worry and anxiety, "if you just stop for one minute and think about what you're grateful for, it's going to turn your life around," she remarked. Knight starts each morning with a "gratitude practice," which includes counting her blessings, saying what she's grateful for, and then setting her intention for the day.
What you're looking for is also looking for you, but you have to create the conditions for it with your consciousness, she stated . Also, you have to edit what you say and think somewhat. For instance, if you say to yourself 'I'm not going to have love in my life,' then you're not because you're creating that reality for yourself, Knight explained. By becoming more conscious, aware, and specific, and setting the conditions, then good things will follow, she detailed. Related practices include affirming what you see as positive in other people, as well as participating in a "gratitude circle," a gathering of friends who break bread and share what they are grateful for and their intentions.
Knight also discussed her upbringing in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, the location of the original sightings of the Mothman, and how this impacted her perceptions. The legendary winged creature with glowing red eyes, originally sighted during the 1966-67 time period, may have been a kind of spirit messenger from Native Americans, she suggested. She related this concept to a curse placed by Chief Cornstalk (Hokoleskwa) in 1777. The Chief was murdered by militiamen, and betrayed by the settlers, and Mothman could have been his spirit animal acting as harbinger of the Silver Bridge disaster, she continued.
Initially, scientists thought that Comet ISON disintegrated after its encounter with the sun earlier today. More here.
Bumper music from Thursday November 28, 2013
- Midnight Express (The Chase)
- Wind Of Change
- Anyone Who Had a Heart
- In the Mood
- Livin' on a Prayer
- Tupac Amaru
- Fanfare for the Common Man
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
- The Magnificent Seven
Nat King Cole
- Do it Again
- Eight Miles High
A Tribe Called Quest
- Inca Dance