A Spiritual Publication
Issue # 14
Jul - Sep
2003
 
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ARTICLES: 
Editor's Welcome 

Diane's Welcome 

Serione's Message 

57 Cents

The Best Medicine

The Long Path to Ultimate Choice

Diane's Incentives and Class Schedule 



Editor’s Welcome
We have arrived.  Our trip was easy, and now we find ourselves in a beautiful park setting, with  Shasta Lake literally just two minutes away.  I am managing the RV park, part time, and writing (this instant in fact) part time from the new computer the park owners bought, in part, to accommodate me.  Diane is  now free to work from our travel trailer, doing sessions or writing on her book.  We could not have asked for better circumstances, or foreseen how Spirit would provide us both the time and space to work (we had only the one computer and cramped space).  So again the Universe provides in its perfection, and knows what best serves us, better than we did.  So welcome back  to our readers, and the story just keeps getting better.  May the Universe provide you with your highest and best outcome in all things.  
Love and Light
Jeffrey
 
 
Diane’s Welcome
 
I hope everyone's summer is getting off to an awesome start and continues to flower into everything you have wished for.  As many of you know, we were guided in our move from North Carolina to California in March. We had a weekend layover in Flagstaff, AZ and experienced the magical Grand Canyon.  We were not going to stop there, you might say it was Spirit guided.  We had two flat tires on our RV within 30 miles of each other. We were pushing the river up hill by wanting to drive so many miles per day; well, you know how that goes.  We were asked to slow down and than forced. We decided we didn't want the 4x4 slap across the head, the 2x4 was enough.  So from there on out, we slowed down and enjoyed the scenery.  We have found a beautiful RV park 20 miles outside of Redding in Northern California.  Jeffrey and I love our mountains and we are surrounded by Lake Shasta.  You more and likely can imagine what our summers will consist of... boating, swimming, etc.   I am enjoying the freedom so much that I do not have a desire to open an office at this time.   Because of this,  I offer  phone sessions only.  It is a time of abundance with new beginnings offered in all areas that you are willing to step into. When you give yourself that time of exploration, whether it be in the form of play, vacation, quiet time, creativity or just relaxing with your favorite book  makes all the difference in listening and allowing  that connection with your inner essence.  Life unfolds and time slows down with the presence of opportunities  for dreams to take hold.  I wish you all a fun filled and  abundant summer.  
With love,
Diane
 

 

With Love, From Serione'
 
As we see, many of you are stepping out of the norm of expectations and following your hearts desire to learn more of what life can offer.  Taking risks is becoming a way of life rather than  closing the box on your life and hoping for the outcome of what your wanting.  Many on your planet are taking actions  in the exploration of their dreams that have been a distant part of their life.  Their passion, persistence and perseverance overcome any obstacles that may be presented.  Others allow excuses to determine their future and control their life.  We would wish you to create the energy of your dreams by taking action toward your desires.  Each step you take will flower into opportunities for the unfolding of a the path that generates the best possible outcome.    Pay attention to the flow of  your feelings when up against the resistance of your thoughts.      
The manifestation will be one of struggle.  As your path begins to unfold you will notice a persistent twirling of the brain. Forced action is not the key to ease and grace.  Building your foundation of strength through desire is action based with Universal flow. How many of you use the "no time syndrome, I can't afford it and I am to old to start over?  What do they all have in common?  What will it take to realize your dreams?  Do you not see how your innate ability will create your belief  system to be ever so present in your daily lives?  Your war represents the fixed beliefs of many nations... your personal lives represent the beliefs of  your own faith.  Would you not say that faith in itself is the key to mastery in physical form?  Does it take the lottery to start over or does it take the desire to start over?  When you appreciate smaller you create bigger.  When you first learned to ride a bike,  you fell until you achieved the art of balance.  In like, when you accomplish the art of detaching from the outcome and balance your daily lives through the enjoyment of living - your dreams become your reality.  Through each experience you fine tune that desire. Through each perceived loss you create success.  Life can be likened to a   bowl of cherries, not one greater than the other, only a different flavor.  Some to your liking and others not. Each experience offers a flavor and then a seed is born.  With each seed that is nurtured it begins to sprout.  Is there anything greater than realizing your own potential?

We wish you ease and grace
in realizing your
magnificence... Serione'
 

 

 
The significance of man
is not in what he attains,
 but rather in what
he longs to attain.
--Kahlil Gibran.

 

Life is not a problem to be solved,
but a reality to be experienced.
-- Soren Kirkegaard

57 Cents
A sobbing little girl stood  near a small church from which she had been turned away because it "was too crowded."  "I can't go to Sunday School," she sobbed to the Pastor as he walked by. Seeing her shabby, unkempt appearance, the Pastor guessed the reason and taking her by the hand, took her inside and found a place for her in the Sunday school class. The child was so happy they found room for her, that she went to bed that night thinking of the children who have no place to worship Jesus. Some two years later, this child lay dead in one of the poor tenement buildings and the parents called for the kind hearted pastor, who had  befriended their daughter, to handle the final arrangements. As her poor little body was being moved, a worn and crumpled purse was found which seemed to have been rummaged from some trash dump. Inside was found 57 cents and a note scribbled in childish handwriting which read, "This is to help build the little Church bigger so more children can go to Sunday School." For two years she had saved for this offering of love. When the Pastor tearfully read that note, he knew instantly what he would do. Carrying this note and the cracked, red pocketbook to the pulpit, he told the story of her unselfish love and devotion. He challenged his Deacons to get busy and raise enough money for the larger building.  But the story does not end there! A newspaper learned of the story and published it.  It was read by a Real Estate Realtor who offered them a parcel of land worth many thousands. When told that the Church could not pay so much, he offered it for 57 cents.  Church members made large donations. Checks came from far and wide. Within five years the little girl's gift had increased to $250,000.00 -- a huge sum for that time (near the turn of the century).  Her unselfish love had paid large dividends. When you are in the city of Philadelphia, look up Temple Baptist Church with a seating capacity  of 3,300 and Temple University, where
hundreds of students are trained. Have a look, too, at the Good Samaritan Hospital and at a Sunday School building which houses hundreds of Sunday Scholars, so that no child in the area will ever need to be left outside during Sunday school time.  In one of the rooms of this building may be seen the picture of the sweet face of the little girl whose 57 cents, so sacrificially saved, made such remarkable history. Along side of it is a portrait of her kind Pastor, Dr. Russell H. Conwell, author of the book, "Acres of Diamonds" a true story, which goes to show What God can do with 57 cents..

This story was received by E-mail; to the sender and the author, Thanks!


Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations.
-- Jean Paul Richter




The Best Medicine!


The following article I borrowed from a website called www.totallyofftherecord.com.  It is intended to make you laugh.  Life can be overly serious, and some people overly serious about themselves or their work. This flight attendant is a breath of fresh air.  She was also a lightworker, showing us that there are many ways to spread light.  Please visit www.totallyofftherecord.com for more reading like this, excerpts from official reports, and just plain odd tales from people's work, its worth the laugh.
Totally off the record... I was flying to San Francisco this weekend, and the stewardess reading the flight safety  information had the whole plane looking at each other like "what the heck?".  So once we got airborne, I took out my laptop and typed up what she said so I wouldn't forget. I've left out a few parts I'm sure, but this is most of it.

Before Takeoff...
Hello and welcome to Alaska flight 438 to San Francisco. If you're going to San Francisco, you're in the right place. If you're not going to San Francisco, you're about to have a really long evening.  We'd like to tell you now about some important safety features of this aircraft. The most important safety feature we have aboard this plane is the Flight Attendants. Please look at one now.
There are 5 exits aboard this plane, 2 at the front, 2 over the wings, and one out the plane's rear end. If you're seated in one of the exit rows, please do not store your bags by your feet. That would be a really bad idea.  Please take a moment and look around and find the nearest exit.  Count the rows of seats between you and the exit. In the event that the need arises to find one, trust me, you'll be glad you did. We have pretty blinking lights on the floor that will blink in the direction of the exits. White ones along the normal rows, and pretty red ones at the exit rows.
In the event of a loss of cabin pressure these baggy things will drop down over your head. You stick it over your nose and mouth like the flight attendant is doing now. The bag won't inflate, but there's oxygen there, I promise.
If you are sitting next to a small child, or someone who is acting like a small child, please do us all a favor and put on your mask first. If you are traveling with two or more children, please take a moment now to decide which one is your favorite. Help that one first, and then work your way down.  In the seat pocket in front of you is a pamphlet about the safety features of this plane. I usually use it as a fan when I'm having my own personal summer.  It makes a very good fan. It also has pretty pictures. Please take it out and play with it now.  Please take a moment now to make sure your seat belts are fastened low and tight about your waist. To fasten the belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle. To release, it's a pully thing not a pushy  thing like you're car cuz you're in an airplane, hello!
There is no smoking in the cabin on this flight. There is also no smoking in the lavatories. If we see smoke coming from the lavatories, we will assume you are on fire and put you out.   This is a free service we provide.  There are two smoking
sections on this flight, one outside each wing exit. We do have a movie in the smoking sections tonight, hold on, let me check what it is, Oh here it is, the movie tonight is 'Gone with the Wind'.
In a moment we will be turning off the cabin lights, and it's going to get really dark, really fast. If you're afraid of   the dark,  now would be a good time to reach up and press the yellow button. The yellow button turns on your reading light. Please don't press the orange button unless you absolutely have to. The orange button is your seat ejection button.
We're glad to have you with us on board this flight. Thank you for choosing Alaska Air, and giving us your business and your money. If there's anything we can do to make you more comfortable, please don't hesitate to ask.  If you weren't
strapped down you would have given me a standing ovation wouldn't you?

After Landing...
Welcome to the San Francisco International Airport. Sorry about the bumpy landing. It's not the captain's fault. It's not the copilot's fault. It's the asphalt.  
Please remain seated until the plane is parked at the gate. At no time in history has a passenger beaten a plane to the gate. So please don't even try. Please be careful opening the overhead bins because shift happens.















  
God is a comedian playing
to an audience too afraid
to laugh.
-- Voltaire --



The Long Path to Ultimate Choice

Most of you have probably heard the axiom, "we are not humans having a spiritual experience, but rather Spirit having a human experience.  I offer this spiritual truth again for a reason.  In retrospect I find we sometimes get so caught up in our spiritual practices, meditations, sojourns, etc... that we loose sight for a time of the core truths, which are the reason for being.
I offer you one such "truth", we are human animals; creatures of flesh and bone, created from the earth and dependent upon her.  We are also great spiritual beings experiencing humanness.  These dualistic truths combine to form the single root from which sprang all of our major religious and philosophical movements.  Humanity, in its growth,  aspires to rise above the animal nature, expressed in such base emotionally charged characteristics as: prejudice, lust, greed etc.. We choose instead to strive for a more Christed life, focusing on the higher attributes of meekness, compassion, etc..  But the "negative" animal attributes are not really negative, they are just part of the human animal, who lacks claws and fangs, but instead possess a more advanced brain.  Those animal attributes served primitive man well, in protecting and ensuring survival.
But our spiritual side has us striving for something much higher, we strive to improve ourselves in ways which have little to do with animalistic concepts of survival.
Next truth, God, Universe, Allah, whatever name you give the unnamable, does not need your "fear" or your obedience.  But, He/she does want your unconditional loving surrender, not born of coercion but of doubtless, all consuming, desire to be one with the source from which you first flowed.
To explain this loving surrender thing, I offer you a story, but first my apologies to the original author as I don't recall his or her name.  The story goes something like this:   Suppose you were stranded on a desert island, and after a time of loneliness you found the most beautiful incredible glowing human to be your mate.  He/she fell just as deeply in love with you, but then there was a nagging doubt.  Would this incredible creature have chosen you if you had met on a crowded subway or city street.  In other words, did you choose each other or did the conditions make the choice for you.  The ideal of course is for the choice to come completely from within.  The Universe doesn't want your fear, but your love, offered freely of your own will.  Here in lies the secret of why we are given free will and multiple incarnations.  Eventually, we will choose the ultimate love, ultimate bliss, and no worldly book, or dogma, or threat of hellish damnation will make that choice for us. 
So here is the reason for this article.  The reason we practice love, acts of kindness, etc., and  the reason for the meditations, the prayers etc.,  is for our growth and advancement, toward that ultimate realization that we are all part of God, and that back with God is where we want to be.  Let this be both reason for striving and cause for relief when you stumble on your path.  The simple fact that you realize your path means you are quite advanced.  We live in an exciting time when more and more of us are realizing our spiritual potential. 
But also take note, we are no longer burdened with mere survival, most of our day is spent pursuing other worldly distractions, and that dear brothers and sisters is a greater challenge than survival.  Here is where we must employ by self discipline, the restraint and discernment the older religions tried to force upon us, by way of fear and dogma.
In much the same way the high school graduates suddenly find themselves much more accountable for how they spend or waste there time, so are we much more accountable for our thoughts, and actions on the spiritual plane.  Mankind has evolved to a point where we are all being held to a higher standard.
So Please, continue your meditations, resume your journeys and explorations in this grand and loving Universe, and know that   everything you do, every choice you make, even those you see as mistakes or "sins", all lead you closer to that final, ultimate choice.  

NAMASTE


DUALITY

Men in no way approach so nearly to the gods as
in doing good to men.
-- Cicero
Man is more an ape than many of the apes.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche --



Diane's Incentives and Class Schedules

Scheduled Classes
For detailed info on the classes, please click on the links to the specific web pages:


Self Discovery Through Divine Channels
Learn to open, validate and trust your Inner Guidance
 
Weekend of:  September 27th & 28th,  10:00 - 5:00
* To attend, register by Tuesday, September 9th
Cost: $300.00 includes catered lunch & supplies
Class will be held in Bay Bridge Resort Restaurant at Shasta Lake in Redding CA


The Art of Manifesting
Learn to manifest your desires, get out of your own way and know when to step forward
No class currently scheduled, but check it out and e-mail Diane if you are interested


We all have this ability and the answers lie within.
Unlocking and recognizing this truth creates limitless possibilities.


*To register and schedule classes and speaking engagements
in your area, call Diane on 888-910-2038*

Incentives, Specials and Changes
Diane Rose Phillips - Spiritual Counselor
(888) 910-2038
website:  www.serenitynews.net
 e-mail:  diane_rose@earthlink.net

Incentives:
First Time Clients:  $15.00 off 1 hour session
    (Includes Gift Certificates)



Diane's Client Testimonials

I have been fortunate in my journey to have crossed paths with many talented psychics and mediums. Among them are channelers such as James Van Praagh. I have had the honor of his abilities twice...and in the comfort of my own home with my family. As emotional and extraordinary as those experiences were for me, I still felt like it was a hit and miss game. It wasn't until I was introduced to Diane Rose Phillips that I felt like everything was a hit. It was like bam, bam, bam...she nailed it all. Everything was dead right on. I found validation on many issues that I knew to be true in my life as well as healing, closure, and openings for the others. She comes from the heart. I wish everyone the opportunity of her gift. I will forever recommend her.
Michael Blomsterberg - California

More testimonials may be viewed at:
testimonial.html


"I want to personally thank all of you who sent your testimonials to me.
I was extremely honored and humbled by the comments.   
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