Friday, July 23, 2010

The Barn Dance / The Empathic Civilization

Here are two things I've really enjoyed, and would like to share with you.

First, I have been blessed to receive a free advance copy of James Twyman's new book, THE BARN DANCE. I just finished reading it and it is a fascinating and wonderful interdimensional story. I highly recommend this book! And if you are in the Sedona area on August 1st, you may want to go and see James at the Sedona Public Library. 

Event info: 

Best-selling author James Twyman will introduce his new book, The Barn Dance: Somewhere between Heaven and Earth, there is a place where the magic never ends . . . at the Sedona Public Library from 2 to 4 pm, Sunday, August 1. Twyman is giving away advance copies of his book to [Sedona] area residents who agree to read it first and then attend the presentation where he will discuss it and answer questions.

Twyman is the best-selling author of numerous books, including The Moses Code, The Kabbalah Code, and The Proof. He’s also an internationally renowned “Peace Troubadour” who has a reputation for drawing millions of people together in prayer to positively influence crises throughout the world. James is the executive producer and co-writer of the feature film Indigo, and the director of Indigo Evolution and the documentary The Moses Code. He is also a member of the Order of St. Francis and the co-director of the World Community of Saint Francis.

The book tells the story of how two men broke into Linda Twyman’s apartment in Evanston, Illinois on November 27, 2005, and brutally ended her young life. Three and a half years later, guided by a series of visions and dreams, James Twyman was mystically drawn to a barn deep in the Nevada wilderness where Heaven and Earth collide and magic changes lives.

“If you’ve ever wondered if we really can communicate with our loved ones who have passed to the other side, this book is your answer. If you’ve ever thought that Heaven and Earth never meet, then this story will reveal a world you never imagined . . . a world where love never ends and life goes on forever. Once you pick up this amazing book, you won’t want to put it down, and your life will never be the same” from

The Free books are available for pick up at The Well Red Coyote and The Worm bookstores and by mail for a nominal shipping fee of $3.38. Participants will be asked to make a donation of $1 to cover the cost of shipping books to Sedona and invited to make a donation to help pay for the meeting space.

For more information, visit or contact the event host Charles Betterton at 928-284-5566.


This is a really interesting video explaining – in a very entertaining way – the increase in empathy that is occurring now. Thanks to my friend Anthony for sending this to me~!

I must say there are a couple of statements in the video I disagree with….

"They have a one-and-only life.”

I believe we have MANY lives, although we are usually only aware of one at a time. I am Cathryn, here in the USA in 2010, but I know for sure I have been other people in other times and places – and will be still more people in future times and places.

“There is no empathy in Heaven.”

The premise here is that there is no need for empathy in Heaven since there is no suffering in Heaven. And perhaps I am reading this into his words, but there also seems to be a premise that Heaven is something that you can only experience after death. I believe Heaven can be experienced here and now, or after death or both…. and that the person who is able to have empathy because they have experienced the suffering that they see in others will CONTINUE to be able to have empathy for the suffering of others, even if they are now in a place of consciousness or a place of existence where there is no experience of suffering.

Anyway – the whole of the video is pretty fascinating, IMO.


Shakura Cathryn
"Life is the Dance of God. Let God Dance You!" ~Cathryn Tezha Swann
"If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance." ~George Bernard Shaw
"We are travelers in a cosmic journey - star dust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. But the expressions of life are ephemeral, momentary, transient. Buddha once said "This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky." We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, light heartedness and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will have been worthwhile." ~Deepak Chopra

Saturday, July 10, 2010

New Moon / Solar Eclipse / Global Prayer Wave


We have another powerful time of potential for change happening tomorrow, July 11th at 1:40 pm, MDT (12:40 pm in Arizona)… the New Moon in Cancer, with a Total Solar Eclipse (not visible here, unfortunately). It’s a great time to focus shared intention and prayer for our planet.

At this eclipse, it is imperative that we expand our personal view of home to include our planetary home and become globally conscious of our Mother as a living being insuring that she receives the respect, honor and love she needs to heal the imbalances that humans have visited upon her. The focus of a Cancer Moon points to sending healing prayer and intention into all the veins and arteries of the planet - the rivers, streams, lakes and seas that hold the watery, life-giving fluids of the planet…..

One way to focus intention is to align with the Global Prayer Wave. I like the way the intentions for this prayer wave are stated.

I hope you will join me tomorrow at noon and/or at the time of the eclipse in prayer, song, toning, or meditation – whatev comes from your heart.

Shakura Cathryn
"Our task is to chant the world, chant the beauty. The world is a reflection or our chanting." ~Billy Yellow, Navajo healer.
"Let us sing the world back into the very Heart of the Holy Name of God." ~Deena Metzger, Prayers for a Thousand Years

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thank you for....

This beautiful song by Sinead O'Connor is dedicated to all who love me - my friends, family, extended family. I do so appreciate the love and support I receive from all of you - and especially my husband Tim!

Thank you for…

hearing me
loving me
seeing me
not leaving me
staying with me
not hurting me

You are...
gentle with me

Thanks for…
silence with me

Thank you for…
holding me
helping me
breaking my heart 
       tearing me apart
       now I’m a strong strong heart…

Shakura Cathryn
"The most needed, wanted, and powerful activity in which you can engage on or off the job is to authentically recognize, acknowledge, and appreciate others." ~Brian Koslow
“We humans are fundamentally creatures of community. We instinctively seek one another out and know ourselves through the eyes of our loved ones.” ~Ivan M. Granger