NASA astronaut, Columbia professor, and bestselling author, Mike Massimino, was the first human to tweet from space. In the first half, he discussed his various space missions and the life lessons he's learned along the way. He detailed how it took him a number of tries to get accepted into NASA's program and how his perseverance finally paid off. He was in NASA from 1996 to 2014 and was a four-time spacewalker, completing two missions to the Hubble Space Telescope, including the final Hubble servicing mission, which was one of the most difficult. He was amazed to look back on Earth from space. "It is beyond words, really, the beauty of our planet. I felt like I was looking into absolute paradise," he shared.
The International Space Station isn't as claustrophobic as it might appear because when you are floating, the volume of space is larger in whatever room you're in, he revealed. Massimino said he never saw anything unexplainable like UFOs when he was up in space, but some of the weather formations and lightning clouds were amazing to observe. As a result of his work in space, he developed or learned certain tips and strategies. One of them, called the "30-Second Rule," recognizes that we all make mistakes occasionally, but instead of dwelling on them for hours or days, you feel remorse, regret, or anger for just 30 seconds and then let it go and move forward. He also touched on the Columbia shuttle disaster, and such astronauts as John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, and Alan Bean.
In the latter half, expert on energy healing and mind-body medicine, Dr. Shelley Kaehr spoke about goddess energy and how it can add balance to our lives, as well as her work on past life regression therapy. In her new book, she explores the many incarnations of the divine feminine, featuring more than five hundred goddesses dating back to ancient times, including Egyptian, Celtic, Greek, Norse, and Mesoamerican pantheons. She has also developed various exercises and guided journeys to connect with your ancestral energy. Though we have lived in a patriarchal society for a long time, there is widespread interest in belief systems of the past, some of which are more matriarchal, she noted.
Goddess energy, she explained, is really exploring the feminine way, which is connected to the moon, intuition, and gathering. The archetypes behind the deities are often quite similar across different cultures, even though they have different names, she pointed out. A person's interest in specific deities or ancient cultures may be influenced by their past lives, she said. In the past life regressions she's conducted, people can often glean something from a previous existence that helps them with their current life, she continued. Kaehr also described her process of genealogical regression in which an individual in a relaxed or hypnotic state makes contact with their ancestors for healing in both the past and present.
During the last half-hour, George played his rendition of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart."