In Sync with the Wild: Lessons to Learn from Nature

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Have you ever felt the urge to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, seeking a deeper connection with the world around you? What if you could learn from nature and improve your life?

Amidst the tranquil embrace of nature, there exists a wellspring of wisdom that transcends time.

In this article, you’re invited on a journey into the heart of the wild, where you’ll discover priceless lessons that nature has quietly been imparting for centuries.

From adapting gracefully to change to mastering the art of flowing harmoniously with life’s currents and recognizing the vital threads of interconnectedness, nature’s timeless teachings offer a roadmap to a more enriching and balanced existence.

Join this quest into the infinite classroom of the natural world, ready to unveil the ageless insights it generously shares with those who seek to listen and learn.

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What’s in a Name? Nameology Can Help You Figure That Out

A few months ago, I discovered The Kabalarian Society which is located in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. I’m fascinated by numerology, Western astrology, Vedic astrology, the Tarot, Buddhism, and other out-of-this world subjects. Anyway, for the past couple years; I’ve tossed around the idea of changing my name. It’s not that off the wall because many actors, actresses, and writers have changed their names or use stage or pen names. You’d be surprised who’s changed their name. Google your favorite celebrity and I bet you they’ve changed their name.

Through the Kabalarian Philosophy, I discovered something called nameology. It’s relatively new to me. Nameology is the practice of mathematically calculating a ‘balanced name’ that’s in harmony with one’s date of birth. Who knew?

According to the Kabalarian Philosophy, “A balanced name will allow your child to attract the experiences needed to fulfill his or her purpose in life. With your support, your child could excel in school. A balanced name creates an expressive child; one who is creative, reliable, and capable and who will experience overall good health.”

I ordered a ‘free’ Name Report from the Kabalarian Society and was surprised by the findings. It was as if I was looking into a mirror. How did they know? How could they know? Lo and behold, they recommended a name change for me. As I mentioned above, I contemplated changing my name for many years; however, it’s a different story when you actually take steps to change your name. I became conflicted because I really liked my first name of Rebecca (I never cared for the name Becky — mom would call me that); it was my last name I was ready to bid farewell to. I didn’t want to wait until I got married. It wasn’t that simple.

The other conflict I had around changing my name was, “Could your name really throw your life off balance?” I’ve been working on myself since 2007 and was under the impression that if one shift’s their thoughts and beliefs, their life would shift. Wasn’t this enough? Is a name change really necessary? I read and re-read testimonials from people who changed their name, but I still had more questions than answers.

It took me a couple of weeks before I ordered the Kabalarian Society’s Balanced Name Services. I mean, could a balanced name really change my life? I still wasn’t sure.

Needless to say, I wasn’t thrilled with the selected first, last and middle names that were given to me. They didn’t ‘feel‘ right. Plus, I identified with the name of Rebecca Sebek. Hello! That’s what my parents named me. Changing my name wasn’t as easy as I imagined it to be.

Luckily, I worked with a wonderful consultant from the Kabalarian Society who was very patient with me. I inquired about names that I liked but none of them were a good fit for me. She gave me list after list of names but none of them felt right. The good news is I have a lot of character names for my books!

Finally, after a lot of going back and forth and inquiring about other names I liked, I decided on the balanced name of Amandah Tayler Blackwell. I always liked the names Amanda and Taylor. However, for my balanced name the names of ‘Amanda and Taylor’ are spelled differently. It’s a process.

I won’t lie … it’s been a struggle to get used to my ‘new’ balanced name. It’s been an adjustment for my ‘close’ family as well. I had no idea how identified I was with my name of Rebecca Sebek. Talk about being attached to something. I’ve learned a lot about the art of detachment.

To help me adjust to my ‘new’ name, I researched nameology and discovered that some indigenous tribes give their children new names when they reach adulthood. Again, many celebrities and writers change their names so why can’t I?

If you’re contemplating changing your name, think and meditate about it because it’s not as easy at is seems. Order the ‘free’ name report from the Kabalarian Society and review their findings; you may be surprised. If you feel inclined to change your name — go for it. If you’re pregnant or about to have a baby, choose your baby’s name carefully. You may want to consult a nameologist. It could make a difference in your baby’s life.

Amandah Tayler Blackwell
(aka Rebecca Sebek)

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Who’s Addicted to Spirituality?

Did you know that you could be addicted to spirituality? This question may send self-proclaimed light workers into a tizzy. If you constantly focus on developing your spirituality and become a recluse to do it, chances are you’ve become addicted to spirituality. If you’ve turned your life over to ‘spiritual gurus’ who seem to know what’s best for you and others, you’ve become addicted to spirituality.

Signs that you’re addicted to spirituality

You only hang around with other spiritual people. There’s a saying, “Birds of a feather flock together.” If your flock is entirely made up of spiritual folks, you’ve become addicted to spirituality. Broaden your horizons and get to know other people. Have you ever heard the saying “Practice what you preach?” Take all of your ‘spiritual’ lessons and see if you can walk your talk. If not, you haven’t learned anything from all of those books, workshops, classes, CDs, DVDs, and meditations you’ve purchased.

You’ve read every book published by popular ‘spiritual’ gurus. Let’s face it, most authors write about the same topic over and over again. In fact, most of the information written today has already been written 100 years or more ago. The only difference is the use of modern words and terms. Authors put their ‘spin’ on spiritual topics, publish their work with different publishers or self-publish, have different cover designs, and different names. That’s it.

You continue to read books about spirituality but stay stuck. If you have a growing library of books on spirituality, you may want to evaluate why. What haven’t you learned? What else is there to learn? Are the books helping you to progress on your spiritual path or do they keep you stuck? If you haven’t moved to the next level, you’ve become addicted to spirituality on a ‘basic’ level and are stuck. Consider other peoples’ idea, especially your own! Who says the ‘spiritual gurus’ are right? Take what you want from their books and leave the rest. Get on with your life!

You dropped family and friends because they’re not spiritual enough. Do you believe your family and friends aren’t spiritual enough? What would Buddha or Jesus think about this? Would they approve? Your family and friends may not be at the same level as you but that’s no reason to toss them aside. True, you may want to limit your time with ‘negative’ people but they make the best teachers. And, if you really studied your ‘spiritual’ books, you would be prepared to handle them.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to become spiritual but when you use it as a crutch or as a form of escapism, it doesn’t become natural or healthy. The world if filled with beauty and wonder. Get out and explore it. What are you waiting for? Do you need permission from one of the ‘spiritual’ gurus? You have the power to do anything you want — you only need your permission. Break free from the ‘spiritual’ fort you’ve built around yourself. You may be surprised at what you discover.


Pay Close Attention! Trust Your Gut Instinct aka Intuition!

How many people get a “sinking feeling” in the pit of their stomach and ignore it? Yes, I’ve done this in the past. I’ve learned to trust and follow my gut instinct! People often have trouble saying “no,” making decisions, or not walking away from a situation. Most of this is because of fear. Learn to live without fear!

Here’s an example. At the park today there was a guy to the right of me leaning on the railing with a “super soaker” in his hands. I did not think anything of it because I thought he was a dad fixing a toy for his child. When I looked over, he was gone. Something told me to glance to my left. He moved to the other side of the area where I was sitting. My “gut” told me that it was time to walk. As I rounded the corner, I heard footsteps. I paused to look at a mama duck and her ducklings, and the guy was a few feet away from me!! Freaky! I started waking again then stopped. I glanced over and the guy was a few feet away from me. Yes, I was being followed! I put my right hand in my pocket and held onto my keys just like my father taught me to do. I was ready! I started to POWER WALK! I walked to concession area to “look” at the snack menu. Yes, the guy followed me to the concession area. As I turned around to leave the area, I got a good look at him. I ran to my car!! As I drove away, I saw the guy “looking” toward the parking lot. He did not see me. But, I saw him as he turned around and walked back into the park.

Did I feel that I was in immediate danger? No, not really. But, I was not going to stick around to find out. My “gut” told me that this guy may have been a “little slow” or mentally challenged. I’m not sure what the “politically correct” terminology is. I do apologize. The key factors of my intuition were that I allowed it to happen, remained relaxed, and listened to my “gut!”

Check out these “vibe” busting websites

  1. O Magazine. Do you ever get a “sinking” feeling in the pit of your stomach that something is just not right? Learn how to allow your body to help you make a decision and discover the correct option for you.
  2. Intuition Center. A center that offers guidance on how to become intuitive. They have e-books, courses, and conferences as well as an array of FREE stuff.
  3. Trust your vibes with Sonia Choquette. Tune into Hay House Radio Wednesday’s at noon and listen as Sonia guides you on how to become a “six sensory” person. Sonia is based out of Chicago, IL and teaches a class called “psychic sit-ups” that will help you strengthen your intuition.