Leading expert on the paranormal, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, discussed her research on angels, holy entities, and interventions into the physical world by the spirit world. "There are beings out there who are available to be intermediaries for us and also to intervene and intercede in our affairs," Guiley said, "and many of them are helpful." She noted that these entities may be called by a variety of names, including angels, spirit guides, teachers, and totemic spirits, but they all seem to serve this same purpose. Over the course of the evening, Guiley also shared her thoughts on spirit communication, interdimensional portals, and 2012.
On the nature of angelic intervention, she put forward the concept that angels are around humans all the time and may even be assigned specific people to oversee and protect. In this scenario, the angel serves as "a battery of energy ready at any time to be called into action." However, Guiley said, the onus of responsibility lies with the human to "initiate this exchange of energy." She theorized that, when in a crisis situation, there may be something in our consciousness which calls out for divine intervention. That said, she mused that it is possible that "on a soul level" we have opted for these difficult experiences, which is why angels do not always intervene to save us.
Regarding miracles, Guiley contrasted the classic interpretation that they are simply a "gift from God" with her own belief that they are actually "a partnership of human consciousness, the divine, and cosmic forces in motion." To that end, she contended that humans have the ability to harness these cosmic forces to manifest miracles. "We are active participants, not passive recipients," she stressed. As such, rather than merely ask for a miracle, Guiley said that people need to ask what actions they need to take to facilitate change that will result in a greater good. "That's the mindset that we need to continue to develop," she mused, if we truly want to make miracles happen.
During the first hour, Coach Bob talked about the nature of stress and how to minimize it during the holiday season. He distilled stress down to the manifestation of our anger and fear - a survival mechanism for our ancient ancestors which now plagues us in modern times. Bob observed that many people will encounter friends or family who are angry, fearful, or full of negative emotions during this time of year. In order to diffuse that energy, he suggested reaching out to them and showing acceptance. If the person snaps at them, Bob said, acknowledge their stress and offer to help. "Be the calm person this holiday season, no matter what," he emphasized, "and you will not believe the wonderful time your going to have."
News segment guest: Mitch Battros
A new study out of Italy has added another layer to the debate over the Shroud of Turin's authenticity. According to the research, which set out to determine how the infamous image on the enigmatic relic could have been created, the only method that was successful in duplicating the exact "shade, texture, and depth" was via ultraviolet lasers. Since such technology has only been available in modern times, the findings give new strength to the belief that the image was a divine creation. More on the story at The Telegraph.
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