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Thursday, November 17, 2011

What's in the November Star Beacon

Reptilians living underground?

That's the feature article in the November Star Beacon. J.W. tells his story about an encounter with Reptilians in a cave in Missouri back in 2004.

Also in the November Star Beacon... the new Reader's Forum has offerings from Suzanne
Ward on Nathan Twining Jr., plus musings from Al Fry, Cary Dickey and Michael Guest. Willy Whitefeather gives new names to hurricanes.

The Pleiadian Light discusses Opening Contact with Pleiadian Animal Consciousness.

"A God of Hatred" is the topics of John Cali's Conversations with Spirit.

Ann Ulrich Miller tells "Why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday" in The Meaning of It All.

In Teotwawki Living, Carol Elek's topic is "The United States of China, the Zombie Apocalypse and a Lost Generation."

In Radio Waves Ray Larsen explains why "Smart Meters are dangerous."

Commander Sanni Ceto has plenty of Q & A in Commander's Star Base: Ask an ET.

Tom T. Moore has some interesting tidbits in "The Gentle Way."

The big news...

The Star Beacon plans to expand in 2012. Instead of being published every month, like it has for the last 25 years, the newsletter will come out six times a year and will increase in size. After the December 2011 issue, The Star Beacon will come out again in February 2012. Same format, same price... just MORE pages.

Survey winners are announced in this issue, along with results.

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Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Ann
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday

It’s that time of year again. Spring and summer have passed us by like a speeding train... as they do every year. Autumn abruptly jumped into the year and now we are facing winter. (Of course those of you in the Southern Hemisphere are looking forward to summer.)

The holidays are a joyous time to celebrate love, family ties and preparing for the new year ahead. And this time the new year is 2012! Many people are eagerly anticipating a big change and nobody really knows what lies ahead. In my opinion I think we will see more of what occurred in 2011, and perhaps a couple of “surprises” thrown in.

Thanksgiving has been a theme in two of my novels. In 1999 I published Night of the November Moon, a romance/mystery about the haunted Pelton Manor in southern Michigan. This year (in fact, this month) Earth Star is releasing the fourth young adult novel in the Annette Vetter adventure series, The Legend of the Lantern, which takes place over Thanksgiving weekend in rural Jackson County Wisconsin (set in the late Sixties). Coincidentally (or not) a ghost is a matter of concern in this novel too.

In my own life Thanksgiving has had an impact. My son Scott was born a couple of days before Thanksgiving on Nov. 26, 1985, and my two stepsons’ birthdays fall on Nov. 25 and Nov. 26. (My oldest brother’s birthday is also Nov. 26.)

When it comes down to it, I feel I have a lot to be thankful for. Thanksgiving is an excellent time to reflect on our lives and express gratitude for everything we have experienced, good and bad. I’m starting my list right now with this column.

Thank You, God, For...

My life on planet Earth at this glorious time!
My parents, who gave me life, a loving home and guidance and security for many years.
My children, who turned out to be pretty special people and have brought me much happiness.
My grandson Vorian, who at 3 years old is a delight to all.
“MyDoug,” who has become Number One in my life and brings me happiness I never thought I’d find again in this lifetime.
The Star Beacon and the wonderful readers over the years, many of whom have become my friends if only through correspondence and e-mail.
My Guardian Angel and spirit guides, always watching out for me and ever close by.
The teachers (from all walks of life) who influenced me in thousands of ways.
UFOs and ETs who influenced me from an early age and continue to live among us.
Music and the gift to make it, for the joy and serenity it has placed in my life.
Nature and her splendid gifts, from trees and plants to birds and all other animals who walk, crawl or fly upon the earth.
The jobs (good and bad) I’ve held and the employers who hired me so that I could achieve balance and help my soul evolve.
My failed marriage and the man who fathered my children and taught me to mature, to let go, and to forgive.
My years with Ethan in which I felt unfettered to pursue my mission as a lightworker and fulfill my destiny, ending in life’s greatest challenge... having to let go of someone close to you.
Struggling through financial insecurity in order to learn frugality, humility, but ... more importantly ... trust, knowing that all my needs are met... regardless.
Being introduced to the “dark side” of myself and realizing the importance of becoming balanced.
A near-death experience that tested my faith and made me appreciate the preciousness of my life.
Many unforgettable memories to look back on and bask in the comfort they bring.
Realization that life here on Earth is only an illusion and we are all playing this Game and the roles we choose are for our highest good.
Challenges, because without these in our lives, we could not grow or evolve into light beings.
People who inspire me and whose tidbits of wisdom have made a big difference in my view of the universe and how everything works, including but not limited to... Suzanne Ward and Matthew, Neale Donald Walsch, Lucille McNames (Sari), Mark Kimmel and Heidi Moller, The Moody Blues, Arda Golden Eagle Woman, Ruth Montgomery, Claude Debussy, Ludwig von Beethoven, Chief Joseph, Enya, Ryan, Marty and Scott... and Frank D. Elmore Jr.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October Star Beacon gives preparations for 2012

Yes, I know... I'm late getting the update out this month. Doug and I just returned from a second trip to the Pacific Northwest, to have another look at the Olympic Peninsula as a possible place to move. The decision is up in the air.

This months' Star Beacon feature is "2012 is two months away -- are you prepared?" Tips from the University of Metaphysical Sciences on things you can do to prepare, particularly during the transition stage when life might be a bit challenging.

Something new is the Reader's Forum... writings from readers of The Star Beacon commenting on all sorts of topics. This month Bob Huth talks about the "Reality of The Presence" and Sara Hockenbery writes about "The real Christmas." Rick Case shares his "Druid Vision." You are invited to contribute letters and share your thoughts. Send them via e-mail to starbeacon@gmail.com.

Carol Elek's "Teotwawki Living" (survival) column focuses on "Waiting for the other shoe to drop" this month, and we have Hannah Beaconsfield back with The Pleiadian Light, channeling Oceanna, a Pleiadian priestess, on "Living on the Edge of Overwhelm." I know many of you can relate... I can!

"Radio Waves" by Ray Larsen is all about "Two-way radios and UFO communication." John Cali writes about "A Death in the Family" in his column "Conversations with Spirit and John Cali." (Available to read free on line.)

In DISC-ussion this month I talk about "Planet orbits two suns" and report on Victoria Liljenquist's presentation on the "Light ships filmed over Pagosa Springs, Colorado" in June of this year. (Available to read free on line.)

"Commander's Star Base: Ask an ET" is full of Q & A's about space. This month Sanni discusses Hollow Earth, human hybrids, ET and human DNA, and lightning. (Available to read free on line.)


In the October issue we started a NEW COLUMN from Tom T. Moore, "The Gentle Way," with selections from his weekly newsletter with the same name. Tom channels Theo and Gaia (Mother Earth) and answers readers' questions on various topics. This month we've included "Elenin, S4 Linear, Brown Dwarf" and "Massive UFO Sightings" (from Carmichael, Calif.).

Finally, in "The Meaning of It All" the subject is "The Shifting has begun." (Available to read free on line.)

You can see all the articles available by going to WHAT'S NEW at Earth Star's Web site. Not all articles are free, but a PDF subscription, which lands each issue in your e-mail inbox the first of the month, is available worldwide for just $12 (USD). To subscribe to the print issue ($27 US/ $30 CAN/ $36FOR) go to our subscription sign-up page. Or... if you just want a single PDF issue, you can get that as well.

The currently running ads are always free to view (with some real bargains) and be sure to check out our free classified pages at Bargain Billboard. If you have something to sell, want or announce... the Billboard is the place to post it. Also, don't forget to check out Conferences.

Congratulations to the winners of the Survey Drawing. Carol Gorman in San Luis Obispo, Calif. and Sally Finch from Colorado Springs have prizes coming their way. Many thanks to all who filled out the Star Beacon Reader Survey in September and October.

Coming up...

In the November issue I will announce a big change coming with regard to the newsletter. Also in November... my new young adult mystery novel will be out... THE LEGEND OF THE LANTERN, Number Four in the '60s era Annette Vetter Adventure Series. Time travel with me back to the Sixties for this thrilling story about the Man with the Lantern, an attic ghost and poachers in rural Wisconsin. For more information, check out http://anncarolulrich.tripod.com/Lantern.html

Until next month...

Namaste,
Ann

Monday, September 12, 2011

UFOs: Evolution of a True Believer, September 2011

September's issue of The Star Beacon features James Parsons, who writes about his experiences with UFOs in "UFOs -- Evolution of a True Believer." Parsons is an art dealer near Taos, N.M. and his story is interesting and full of references to other researchers and well known authors in the UFO field. You can read this article LIVE on Earth Star's Web site.

What else is in the September issue? An inmate has his say about being a "light worker" in prison and the pitfalls he's up against.

Ray Larsen talks about "Radar and the 1952 Washington, DC UFO Flap" in his column, RADIO WAVES. The July UFO flap over DC happened in the month and year of my birth, so it has always been a fascination to me.

John Cali and Spirit tell "The Secret to Manifesting Your Dreams" in Conversations With Spirit and John Cali. There's nothing difficult about the process of manifesting... as long as you know when to get out of the way.
In this months' Cosmic Book Review we feature Red Eagle Speaks, A Book of Wisdom, by Riz Mirza as told to Oriah Miller. The color is gorgeous and the writing offers powerful insights and teachings.

In "The Meaning of It All" my "Illusion Bubble has burst" -- prompted by my experience of having a bear break into my garbage dumpster when I thought my back yard was safe because of the fence. Read about how disillusionment got me to where I am now -- LIVE on Earth Star's Web site.

DISC-ussion tells about the "Massive UFOs over Carmichael, Calif." in August, and "Budd Hopkins' transition" on Aug. 21. It also discusses the "Quakes in areas that don't shake" (Colorado and Virginia), and mention of the "US Navy Space Command and Elenin." Read DISC-ussion LIVE.

Commander Sanni Ceto answers lots of questions this month in "Commander's Star Base: Ask an ET," the Q & A about space, ETs and so much more. Read it LIVE on Earth Star's Web site.

Sanni's book STRANDED ON EARTH, The Story of a Roswell Survivor, has just come out as an ebook at Amazon Kindle (and for just $6.95). Check it out! I love my Kindle and take it along with me when I have to sit in waiting rooms. It easily fits into my purse. Ebooks are the rage right now. Most of my books are already up as ebooks, either at Amazon or at Barnes and Noble. If you're interested in getting any of my ebooks, just go to my Author Page for the direct links.

The energies have accelerated in the last week or so. Have you noticed? My God! It's exciting, but it can also be a little disconcerting. Just remember to let go of all fear and embrace Love and Light. Know that all is happening just as it should and you, as a Light Worker, are an important part of the unfolding New Age.

Until next month...

Namaste,
Ann

Sunday, August 14, 2011

August Star Beacon

The August Star Beacon features "Our Trip to the Olympic Peninsula" (The Meaning of It All). You can read all about it in the blog below this one, or you can surf over to Earth Star's Web site and read it there. We had a great time and will be relocating to that part of the country as soon as we can sell our homes here in beautiful Pagosa Springs. If you're looking for a great spot to live that is SAFE as well as BEAUTIFUL... and teeming with loving energy and plenty of light workers, contact me, or have a look at our two homes for sale at this Web site.

Now that my "commercial" is over, let's see what else is in the August issue...

In "Letters from Readers" we have correspondence from Sophia Whitefeather ("Honoring the sacred within"), from Bob Huth ("Magnificent possibilities"), from Patrick ("Questions answered") and from Sara Hockenbery ("Called to duty").

Hannah Beaconsfield channels an important message from Oceanna, a Pleiadian Christed woman, in "The day that nothing happened."

"Sasquatch: Hairy tales of the Northwest's mythic being" by Tanya Davidson, gives a close look at the so-called legend of Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest.

Ray Larsen's "Radio Waves" begins with the UFO sighting of October 2010, when the USAF lost control of 50 ICBMs. Read it ON LINE at Earth Star's Web site.

In this month's DISC-ussion is a reprint of the Huffington Post's article on how General Ramey lied over the Roswell Incident of July 1947. You can read it ON LINE at Earth Star's Web site.

Could humanity survive a "Falling Skies" invasion? A new book, Apocalpyse: How to Survive a Global Crisis, by Dan Martin, talks about it. Martin is an expert who compares real life living off-the-grid to fictional tales of disaster.

Commander's Star Base: Ask an ET, by Commander Sanni Ceto, answers questions about space and ETs. This month she comments on an Australian reader's alleged abduction and time warp experience, plus other questions. Read it ON LINE at Earth Star's Web site.

Be sure to check out our latest ads at the Web site. And if you'd like to receive the full issue in color PDF, there is a link for PayPal on the Home Page (it's just a dollar).

You can subscribe to the full year PDF issue for just $12, or get a print subscription that is mailed to your home for $27. To sign up, go to the Subscription Web Page.
Don't forget to visit the BARGAIN BILLBOARD, Earth Star's on line classified publication. You can list things for sale (including services or things you are looking for) for FREE. How much better is that? Check out the Billboard.

Until next month... hope you are enjoying a beautiful summer. We always have fantastic, cool summers here in southwestern Colorado. If you're feeling the nudge to relocate anytime soon, contact me about our two homes for sale.

Namaste!
Ann





Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Our trip to the Olympic Peninsula

THE MEANING OF IT ALL

from the August Star Beacon

In June my partner Doug and I embarked on a month-long road trip to Washington state. Both of us felt the urge to move about a year ago. The northwestern part of Washington was an option we needed to check out. I had never set foot in the state of Washington before, although I had lived for 10 months in the Pacific Northwest in 1984-'85. I remembered that Corvallis, Ore., was green and appealing.
 
 Our little 2004 Subaru Outback was packed to the hilt as we headed west through Durango on Monday, June 6. Passing through towns where Star Beacon subscribers reside became a game for me. Ursula Mayer lives near Bayfield, Colo., and Anne Carter lives in Durango. We cruised through Cortez, home to Claudia Sanderson and Aileen GarroutĂ©, and northwest into Utah, catching a small portion of Monument Valley and passing through Moab and Green River.
 
 Since we never seem to get a very early start anywhere we go, I didn’t expect us to get very far our first day. I left the driving to Doug, who is a skilled and experienced operator behind the wheel. Doug drove non-stop through Salt Lake City, Ogden and Brigham City before I begged him to stop for the night in Trementon, a town not far from the Idaho border.
 
 Kaye Studstrup lives in SLC, and my son Scott Ulrich spent a couple of years there after graduating from college. (He’s now in St. Paul, Minn.) Thad Brown lives near Sandy, which we cruised by in Doug’s rush to put big city traffic behind him. Doug never drove through Denver, which I think has worse city traffic than SLC, and I’m convinced now that he won’t be wanting to go to our state’s capital anytime soon.
 
 On our second day, June 7, we took I-84 all the way across southern Idaho into Oregon. We took the route through the Malheur National Forest, which was gorgeous. We ended up in Redmond, Ore., that night, home of Carol Elek, who writes Teotwawki Living. I was unable to reach Carol, who apparently was working that night. Our most memorable breakfast was in Redmond on June 8, at the Black Bear CafĂ©. We then continued west through the beautiful, lush Cascade Mountains into Corvallis, so I could have another look at that one place I lived. Much of it seemed to be the same.
 
 We reached Newport and the coast by mid afternoon. What a delight it was for me to see the ocean once again. And for Doug, who lived at sea for so many years during his Navy and Coast Guard career, this was the first time in almost three decades for him as well. We just couldn’t resist going to the Coast Guard station. There we were given a tour and I boarded my very first USCG search and rescue boat, the 52 ft. Victory.
 
 That night we had seafood (fish and chips) at Tillamook, Ore. -- only about 50 miles from where subscriber Gayle Walker lives, in Beaverton. Then Doug drove, hoping to get to Astoria, along Highway 101 up the coast in the dark. Finally, without my nudging, he pulled over at Seaside where we got a motel and a good night’s rest.
 
 The next morning, June 8, we had breakfast in Astoria, Ore., and then crossed the bridge into Washington state. Astoria is an interesting old city and the morning was damp and foggy. Doug wanted to stop at Cape Disappointment, where he’d gone to heavy weather school at the beginning of his Coast Guard career. We stopped at the US Coast Guard station there, but they were too busy to give us a tour, so we continued on north with a stop at Ruby Beach near Queets. In my opinion this was the most beautiful beach in western Washington. At that point I took over the wheel and drove through Forks and east toward Port Angeles, where we had a vacation rental waiting for us.
 
 Our hosts, the Ellefsons, live outside Port Angeles on 23 acres, with a breathtaking view of the Straits from their house and from the upstairs apartment over their garage, which is where we stayed. Our initial fear of staying in a place too small for the two of us to get along for 30 days was soon dissolved when we saw how cute the place was. The little apartment reminded us of a doll’s house. The bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed drinking our coffee in the mornings while cruising the Straits with our binoculars on the balcony. Port Angeles is an international harbor at which all kinds of ships come in and out at any given time of day or night. Unfortunately, some tall red cedar trees blocked our view of the Coast Guard station out on Ediz Hook. But we had plenty of chances to go visit the station during our stay.
 
 Friday, June 10 we got to tour the US Cuttyhunk, a 110 ft. Coast Guard cutter. There are three others plus a medium endurance cutter at the PA station. It was fun checking out the PX and getting acquainted with the town of Port Angeles. Our host and hostess had a barbecue for us that evening with freshly caught salmon and halibut. What a treat!
 
 On Sunday, the 12th, we drove up to Hurricane Ridge, part of the Olympic National Park, and it was an overcast day to begin with. The higher we climbed, the snowier and foggier it became. There was snow at the visitor’s center and it reminded us of being in the Colorado mountains.
 
 On Tuesday, June 14 we drove to Neah Bay and Cape Flattery, which is the most northwestern point in the mainland United States. We loved the drive. We stopped along beaches on the way and noted the quaint little community of Joyce, just west of PA. We saw whales spouting near Shipwreck Point, but we never actually saw the whales. Cape Flattery was more beautiful than we had imagined. Doug was surprised to discover another Coast Guard station at Neah Bay.
 
 We walked the mile-and-a-half trail through a mossy, wet rainforest so that we could view Tatoosh Island, where there is a lighthouse station (automated nowadays). Doug was impressed and said this was the first time he had seen Tatoosh from the land side. I was impressed by the orange colored starfish clinging to the caves as the surf crashed against the rocks.
 
 On the way back to PA, we stopped at a park called Salt Creek, outside Joyce, to eat our picnic supper, and discovered coastal artillery concrete bunkers used in World War II. You can drive and walk through the bunkers, and they have a display board in the park, telling about the history and showing photographs of the soldiers who were stationed there. It turns out that Doug’s father was most likely one of the men in the pictures taken in 1944 or 1945, when he was stationed there. We had to come back the next day and explore more and walk along the beach.
 
 After a few days, we decided to check out Forks, a small town about 20 minutes from La Push and the western coast. Forks is the setting for the Twilight series of novels by Stephenie Meyer and the popular teeny-bopper movies. The chamber of commerce in Forks has promoted Twilight for the benefit of the town’s merchants. There are tours in the area for Twilight fans, who arrive in droves. We liked what we saw of Forks, for the most part, and checked out a couple of properties that were listed with a real estate agency. We ended up going back again to look some more. Nothing was decided, of course.
 
 We drove out to La Push, which is on the Quillayute Indian Reservation, and we stopped briefly at the Coast Guard station there. Then we drove over to Rialto Beach, north of La Push, and enjoyed that beach so much that we came back a couple of more times during the week. I miss Rialto Beach and the smell of the salt air, the crash of the waves, the multi-shaded gray skies and the rock formations along the shoreline. While we were there, I saw a seal and some porpoises in the ocean.
 
 During our final days in Washington, we visited Lake Ozette and then the Hoh Rain Forest southeast of Forks, part of the Olympic National Park, which -- as you can imagine -- is huge and wild. There are very few roads into this park, and it would be a challenge to hike anywhere. Lake Ozette was different. Maybe the reason I wasn’t impressed with Lake Ozette was because of the mosquitoes and the fact that you couldn’t really see anything unless you were a backpacker and took a day to hike to the coastline. I did get some video footage of a river otter that day.
 
 We loved Hoh Rain Forest. It was overcast and drizzly when we were there, but we never minded the climate -- which is quite different from the sunny Four Corners area. We took a walk in the Hall of Mosses and stopped to take pictures of some Roosevelt elk, including a nice bull along the road on our way out of the park.
 
 Emma O’Brian, another reader, lives in Port Angeles, and we connected by phone but I was unable to go see her this time around. We drove out to Sequim, the town just east of Port Angeles, a couple of times, where subscriber Helen Pacheco lives. There are several TSB subscribers who live in Washington state, most of them in the Seattle vicinity. Kanai Callow lives north in Bellingham, and Rod Dyke resides in Bainbridge Island. Then there are Ken and Jackie Rebane in Shoreline, Wash., along with DJ Welch (in Sumas), and Suzanne Ward, near Vancouver. I would have loved to have met Suzy, who channels the Matthew Messages and is the author of the Matthew Books and the beloved Amusing to Profound — My Conversations with Animals, which was excerpted in the July Star Beacon. We did drive close to her town on our way home, along the Columbia River Gorge, but for many reasons just could not stop. Perhaps our next trip.
 
 We left Washington on Friday, July 1, and headed east, then south along the Hood Canal and through Olympia, where Lilian Mustelier (a woman of “high strangeness”) lives. We felt we needed to check out other parts of Washington state, because we have decided we definitely want to live there. So far the Olympic Peninsula has won our favor.
 
 The Columbia River Gorge was spectacular, but the appeal didn’t last long. Soon we found ourselves in the desolate eastern part of Washington. Powerlines and wind turbines were everywhere and I felt tired and slightly nauseous. We ended up in Kennewick that evening and almost didn’t find an available motel because of the holiday weekend.
 
 The next day, Saturday, we drove into Lewiston, Idaho, and had lunch at a great restaurant (Shari’s). I took over the wheel for the second time on the whole trip and drove most of the way across mid Idaho, following the course of the Clearwater River, which was beautiful. Of course we had to stop several times to take pictures. Near Lolo Pass we saw a mother black bear with two cubs along the roadside.
 
 When we reached Missoula, Mont. -- what a surprise! We were impressed with Missoula, and almost wanted to change our minds and move there. However, we remembered that Montana has some bitterly cold winters, and that’s one thing we’re trying to get away from, not to mention being at sea level (I fell in love with the ocean).
 
 From Missoula we headed west toward Bozeman and decided to try to get a room at Livingston and then head south into Yellowstone the next morning. When we arrived in Livingston, there was a thunderstorm in full force and the motels were filling up fast with tourists. We decided to go back to Bozeman after we found out the price of motels on the Fourth of July weekend. It was worth going back and then seeing all that beautiful scenery of the Absaroka mountain range again the next day. Subscriber Louise Bowman resides outside Livingston.
 
 Monday, the Fourth of July, we drove through Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Not far away is where Star Beacon columnist John Cali lives in Cody, and subscriber Sheri Gould in Buffalo. We stopped to take video of wild buffalo with the Grand Tetons as a back drop. Then we spent the night in Jackson. Motels were gouging people there as well, but we had to pay the price like everyone else. We did get to see some fireworks from the parking lot.
 
 The next morning, July 5, we headed south through Pinedale and Rock Springs. We then discovered the beauty of the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area before you drive into Utah. Perhaps one day we can spend some time enjoying these natural beauties on Mother Earth.
 
 The drive into Vernal, Utah and eastward into Dinosaur, Colo., and Rangely was uneventful. We drove over Douglas Pass and finally reached Grand Junction, where we rested that night before taking the final leg of our journey home. Subscriber and handwriting analyst Polly Cady resides in Grand Junction.
 
 The next morning we drove over Red Mountain Pass and home to Pagosa Springs. Our vacation was wonderful. We saw a lot and drove more than 6,100 miles (with 98 percent of the driving done by Doug). The Subaru was the perfect car for this long trip and it kept us safe and comfortable, along with our guides and angels -- thanks, guys!
 

 A special thank you goes to two people who helped keep our gardens and our house plants alive, along with Jessica, my black cat. Thank you, Dan McCamman and Heidi Moller, both subscribers, and also to Iwetta Luckhaus, who collected my mail for me. It’s a comfort to know you can go away for a whole month and rely on good friends.
 
 Really, there wasn’t anything paranormal about our trip. The only strange thing I noticed was that daylight came around 4:30 in the morning in Port Angeles and lasted until 10:00 at night. Because the location is so far north, it all has to do with the position of the sun at the time of year.
 
 We didn’t find Bigfoot, but I did buy one of his T-shirts in the Hoh Rain Forest. Again... maybe next time we’ll be able to visit him (or her). And yes, there will be another trip to the Olympic Peninsula. Perhaps the next time we go there, we’ll stay.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Enjoying the Pacific Northwest's Olympic Peninsula

My partner and I left home the first week in June and have been exploring Washington state's Olympic Peninsula. What an incredible area of North America... rain forests, rocky scenic shorelines, the mountains and Hurricane Ridge... it's been a blast. In a few days we will head back to Colorado via Montana and Wyoming.

Meanwhile, the June Star Beacon features Alan Cohen's essay, "I have no complaint whatsoever!" This is a philosophy I have been living by for months. When you are grateful for everything in your life -- including things that are not so pleasant -- and you concentrate on the fact that you have everything you need at this present moment -- wonderful things begin to happen.

Michael Guest's letter in the June issue talks about "There is no other side." His perspective is that we are already on the spiritual side.

Jelaila Starr gives us a "Higher Perspective on Osama bin Laden's death" in her May 2011 article which includes news of Comet Elenin.

Mike Martin writes about "Cold Fusion: It May Not Be Madness," about an Italian scientist who claims to have invented a small cold fusion reactor that can produce electricity at a lower cost than any other newly constructed energy source.

"Speaking Our Truth" is an important piece from Melinda Inn, who gives examples of what to say and how to say it. Being impeccable with our word is, after all, one of the Four Agreements (Don Ruiz Miguel).

Sherly Pedersen channels an excellent message on "Exit Points," those times in one's life when you could easily have made your escape off the planet but chose instead to stay.

Teotwawki Living gives recommendations on how to prepare, plan and stay informed in a changing world, with good advice from Carol Elek.

Ray Larsen has an update as "Everything Changes" in Radio Waves, rehashing some shows that are of interest to Star Beacon readers, and adding the importance of CB radios in preparation for times ahead.

John Cali discusses "What causes illness?" in his Conversations with Spirit and John Cali.

My DISC-ussion column in June talks about "Sanni's return to Roswell again" and her subsequent visit to Pagosa Springs. Also, it tells about the sighting of a diamond craft in early May near Bayfield, Colorado.


"The Meaning of It All" tells about "The road less traveled" and changes I am facing in the months ahead. I stress that "once a lightworker, always a lightworker," but sometimes life sends us on a different course.

Finally, in "Commander's Star Base: Ask an ET" Sanni answers questions about altered Grays and about cannibalism in the ET world.

You can read all of the articles in the June issue when you order the PDF copy for just one dollar. Go to Earth Star's home page and you'll find the link to order from: http://www.earthstarpublications.com. You may prefer a copy of the print version ($2.50) or you could just order a full year's subscription and be done with it! PDF (on line) subs are $12 a year and print subs are $27 ($30 Canada and $36 foreign).

Till next month... which is right around the corner, by the way... NAMASTE!

To read selected articles on line of the June Star Beacon, visit WHAT'S NEW at http://earthstar.tripod.com/TSB_dir/whatsnew.html.

Friday, May 20, 2011

We're two-thirds through Spring

May 20 marks the end of two months into spring. Can you believe it? Summer is almost here, yet it was snowing in Pagosa Springs today.

Doug and I are preparing for a journey to the Olympic Peninsula (Washington state) in just two weeks. This is an exciting time and a much needed vacation for both of us. The Star Beacon will be on vacation, too... but don't worry, the July issue was done ahead of time and the June issue is forthcoming.

In the May Star Beacon Janet Russell is featured in "Alien abductee turns successful psychic" in a reprinted article by Jennett Meriden Russell. Letters from Readers include the "Latest from Mark's Corner," with Mark Kimmel's posting at CosmicParadigm.com. Check it out for the most recent word from his Andromedan contacts.

Hannah Beaconsfield explores "New Magic - The Nano Wand" with the Pleidian Light. The wand, which is advertised as radiating zero-point field energy (scalar energy) has received a lot of media attention in the last few months. It's worth looking into.

This month's "Radio Waves" by Ray Larsen focuses on "The crop circle connection." You can read Ray's article on Earth Star's Web site. Next month he'll be discussing CB radios.

My column, "The Meaning of It All," talks about "The crack between the worlds" and is available on my Web site, but you can scroll down and read the next posting right here on my blog.

John Cali's Conversations with Spirit tells us how to "Follow Your Heart." John's column is undergoing changes in name only. His channelings are still potent and inspirational. Read the latest on Earth Star's Web site.

In the May issue I've included a controversial piece from Colonel Billie Faye Woodard (USAF) on "Area 51 and the Inner Earth." This is nothing new, but it makes interesting reading and came off Greg Gavin's site at Onelight.com. I urge you to use discernment.

"Soul Shift: 2012 and Beyond," Judith Horky's sequel novel to "EarthShift," is featured in this months' Cosmic Book Reviews. The book is now also available at NOOK and Amazon's Kindle sites as an ebook. I highly recommend both her exciting novels.

Commander Sanni Ceto has been busy answering questions in her column, "Commander's Star Base: Ask an ET." This month she talks about HAARP, quartz crystals, The Vault and hearing voices in one's head. Check it out.

Emma O'Brian of Port Angeles, Wash., has some "show and tell" with Photo excitement - digital pictures of unknown flashes of light in the night sky. You can read her letter and view the photos on Earth Star's Web site.

And that's the May issue. Be sure to also check out the latest Bargain Billboard, Earth Star's new on-line classified Web site. If you've got something to sell, or something you want, please consider submitting it FREE by going to the Web site. What can it hurt?

I'll be sending info on the June issue at the beginning of next month, before we take off on our month-long journey. Till then... have a beautiful spring!

Namaste,

Ann Ulrich Miller
The Star Beacon

starbeacon@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The crack between the worlds

Did you know that everything that you need actually exists in this present moment? And did you realize that this moment is all that exists? What an amazing thought.

Lately I've been experiencing a new paradigm. Time seems to stand still... or is it simply that I don’t care what time it is anymore?

I haven't worn a watch in over a decade, and I have no intention to getting one. I have clocks in my home like most people, but I don't live by them. Often when I am out with my partner, or involved in some project on my own, I stop for a moment and realize that I have no idea what time of day it is... sometimes to the point where I’m not sure if it morning or afternoon. And it doesn't bother me... not in the least.

A reader recently sent me a few chapters from Ken Carey's revised book, The Starseed Transmissions (first published in 1982, then reprinted in 1995 with a new introduction by the author). If I were to hunt through my library of metaphysical and UFO books, I would probably find a copy of this book from long ago. I receive written material from a lot of people and sometimes I get overwhelmed. This material sat around on my kitchen counter for weeks before I finally felt drawn to pick it up.

"This present moment is the stargate through which you will leave the prison of human definition and expand into an awareness of divine perception," it says in Chapter 6, "A Psychological Process." It talks about an "identity shift," in which balance is restored when you realize there are two realities.

What are these two realities? One is the form in which we live as creatures of the earth, our animated form. Through this form we reawaken to our awareness that we are spirit. Most of you reading this already know that you are spiritual beings experiencing physicality. We are not our bodies ... we are much, much more! And when we are through with these bodies, that part of us that is truly who we are emerges and continues through eternity.

Through the identity shift, we will return to a state of grace, of health, of intimate association with all that is, according to the book. "This state already exists. It always has. Yet most human beings are blinded to it by the incessant machinations of the rational thought processes that they worship instead of God and His simple truth."

The most important thing we can do right now is to recognize the creative power of our very thoughts. We are powerful beyond our knowledge. The more negative thoughts we carry around, the more limited we remain in consciousness. But as soon as our thoughts are of Love and Life, we enjoy the wonder of God's perception.

"The stuff of which you are made is so charged with the ability to create that everything you touch comes to life — every thought, every identity, every image." Needless to say, we manifest our world and we receive back what we put out in thought form.

For instance, I've noticed that on days when my partner and I go on a day trip, we enjoy the present moment as it unfolds. We haven't been exposed to our television sets and the distressing news casts that pump out the woes of the world. On such days we feel carefree, peaceful and alive. Our thoughts are centered on having fun, enjoying nature, loving life and each other. It is entering the crack between two worlds. And only the present moment exists.

The world is changing. We see evidence of this every day as events unfold and new activities appear with ever increasing frequency. As light workers we assume different roles to bring balance to a troubled Earth. Some of us are healers, some provide needed information that others can use to understand and accept what is happening to them. Some of us are just here to anchor Light... we don't even need to "do" anything except be an example for others in the way of living in harmony, with compassion and unconditional love for all.

Whatever your role is, know that you are an important ingredient in this recipe for the next leap of consciousness into a better, ever evolving Earth. All of us -- even those playing the dark roles at this time -- were awarded the honor of being here at this glorious time in history. So, make it easier on yourself. Yes, there are times ahead that are challenging and devastating for some. But you can buffer the hardships by using your inner power of creative thoughts, envisioning a protective shield of light around yourself and those closest to you. Remember, fear is a destructive, negative thought-force. Love and compassion will override fear and see you through.

Friday, April 8, 2011

April, a time to brace for changes ahead


So far this spring has been the challenge many have predicted. There are so many events cropping up all over the world. It is easy to buy into the fear and drama, but it is important that we simply acknowledge these things and keep ourselves in a place of compassionate observation. The world does not need more emotional fuel to exacerbate the flames of turmoil.

This month's Star Beacon features an excerpt from Doug Copp's excellent article on "The Triangle of Life." Where do you go during an earthquake? talks about what you should do in the event of a major earthquake such as the one Japan experienced on March 11. Standing in a doorway or hiding under a table are examples of what NOT to do. You can read about his tips for earthquake safety on The Star Beacon's Web site.

A reader from Japan (Michael Perrine) gives his perspective on the disaster in the Letters section, and I include an article by Ken Page and Nancy Nester from Heart and Soul Healing, on "Fear and Changing Times." Dealing with your own fear and changes is hard enough, but what about family members and friends who don't share your views of all of this? Their article stresses love -- unconditional love of self and unconditional compassion for others.

Protective Self-Healing is the title of Owen Waters' article that says we have the power to protect ourselves from radiation hazards, as well as all types of epidemics. He discusses an important self-healing technique by author Tom Kenyon, which charges water and gives you a protective effect from drinking this water which can aid in alleviating environmental poisoning. Powerful!

Chief Joseph talks about Connection in the April Star Beacon. The fact is we are all connected, and we simply need to transcend the idea (the illusion, really) that we are separate and alone. I dealt with this very experience just this morning. My partner and I seldom go anywhere without the other. Our houses are across the road from each other and we are very connected.


He needed to go to Durango today to shop for eyeglass frames, and since I had no need to go along... and, in fact, decided I'd be bored stiff waiting while he went from shop to shop hunting for just the right frames... I decided to stay home. Well, as soon as I saw that his truck was gone from his driveway, I had a sudden panic attack of "separation anxiety"! Even though it had been MY idea to not go along, I suddenly felt abandoned.

I'm not sure what brought this on, but I knew I had to deal with my fear and convince myself that just because we're having a day apart does NOT mean we are disconnected. Far from it! I immediately said a prayer to keep him safe on his journey and to surround him with my love and light. Our connection is solid and I am grateful for this experience... this test, actually, to prove that I can walk the talk.

Carol Elek sees the Japanese earthquake and tsunami as a wake-up call in her column, "Teotwawki Living." Her emphasis is to get readers to prepare for hard times ahead. There may be a period of time in which we must endure until "the shift," when the golden age begins. Being prepared can make this transitional time much easier on us and those around us.

You'll find other articles in the April issue that deal with change.

Polly Cady writes about printing and what it means in her "Alphabet According to Polly" series. Change your handwriting... change your life! Polly is giving a seminar here in Pagosa Springs on handwriting therapy Saturday, May 21 through Southwest Light and Learning Center.

In The Meaning of It All, I include an excerpt this month from my autobiography, Throughout All Time, "A Significant Spring Memory," going back to 1999. It was a time just before changes would occur in my life that would have a significant impact.

And in my DISC-ussion column, I talk about the Japan UFO that was filmed near a volcano after the tsunami, and elaborate a bit on the Jerusalem Dome of the Rock UFO from Jan. 28.

You can read The Star Beacon in its entirety when you order the PDF issue for just $1.00, or just view the sample articles on the Web site at What's New.

April is a transitional month, for sure. We've had summer-like weather, followed a couple of days later by a snowstorm, wind and sleet. You never know what kind of weather to expect in the Rocky Mountains. But one thing you can count on is CHANGE. And how you embrace it is what matters.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

March, the Magical Month

Transformation of Winter into Spring is always a joy. March is the month I live for in January and February because finally there are enough daylight hours to perk me up after the seasonal doldrums, and the birds begin to reappear on the scene.

The love of my life is lucky to have his birthday in March. What a great time to be born, when renewal abounds and the promise of new life is imminent. I'm as excited as he is in anticipating the day... gathering gifts for him, planning the celebration and looking forward to his favorite devil's food cake with lactose-free vanilla ice cream.

Last year the first robin appeared on the scene in our neighborhood on March 10. This year Turdis americanis has not shown up yet and it's the 13th of March. We have a bet going as to who will see the first red-breasted arrival. Maybe it will be today.

Businesses begin to see more activity when March hits. Plans for the future are ripe and people can't wait to start new projects or get outside because the weather is warmer. We have been enjoying our regular walks around Lake Pagosa and have noticed more people out walking in the beautiful sunshine of our little paradise of a town.

This Spring is a turning point. Change is in the air and 2011 has already presented us with many challenges and events, including the very recent big earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Yet I look upon these events as another move forward in our ascension. I feel compassion for the people who are suffering and faced with the dangers of nuclear meltdowns, and yet there is also an anticipatory excitement because AT LAST there is a
quickening on the planet and perhaps a better world ahead.

In the latest Message from Matthew (March 12, 2011) through Suzy Ward, he states that the earthquake off the coast of Japan "was not Mother Nature's doing." He says, "The peak members of the Illumninati know that their economic empire is shattered, and before the last shreds of their once impenetrable global network are completely gone, they are trying to generate a mass of negativity through creating chaos, destruction and high death toll wherever they can." (www.matthewbooks.com)

Will we see more of this devastation? I think this is only the beginning. We have no idea what is ahead, but by being prepared and coming together as a community we can lessen the impact. That's why a number of us here in Pagosa Springs formed the "11th Hour" meetings in which we talk about preparations and help each other by providing information on ways to keep safe, ways to communicate and help each other in the times ahead that could be challenging, when we suddenly find ourselves in helpless situations.

When I moved to this area of Colorado from the East, my guides seemed to indicate that I had a purpose here and that it is a safe area. That has come to pass. I started the Southwest Light and Learning Center, a nonprofit 501(c)3 institute for higher awareness, in the fall of 2009. It is growing and bringing people to higher consciousness through our monthly alternative movies and our increasing number of classes and seminars on a
variety of subjects.


And I believe the Four Corners still is a very safe area!

However, Spirit has nudged me again. The feeling is very strong that I need to possibly relocate again, and my partner has the very same urge. In fact, one of the purposes we both arrived in Pagosa Springs within six months of each other, I feel, was to meet and be together... for whatever reason Spirit has in mind. On the first day of Spring, the "for sale" sign is going up in my yard. Our nudge is pointing us in the direction of the Pacific Northwest, but we will know for sure where we need to relocate after we've made the month-long journey to check it out.

Why not stay in this beautiful paradise? My friends are baffled as you can imagine. I was "led" here, after all... but it's something I cannot explain. It's something magical. I feel excited and ready for whatever is ahead, and I am most grateful for everything in my life right now and how events are unfolding.

More magic lies ahead.
We are only halfway through March, after all. Things may get a little rough in the days ahead, but by keeping Love in our hearts and living from the guidance within, I believe we can cruise right through it.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Keeping your vibration high in times of turmoil

It's all about keeping your vibration high. In 2010 we heard that 2011 was going to be a year filled with mind-blowing events. Well, so far that has been true. World events have escalated into civil wars erupting in the Middle East, an assassination attempt on one of our congresswomen in Tucson, and unions challenging state governments (beginning with my hometown of Madison, Wis.).

Even with all this "bad news" going on, I have managed to maintain my personal level of well being. Even with the drama, my higher self knows there is a divine plan in motion and that everything happens for a reason -- often one we can't see at the time events are unfolding.

Keeping our vibration high is a good way for us to rise above all these challenges and influences that would dim our light and plunge us to the level of fear, depression and despair. How can we do this? How do we keep from falling into victimhood or drowning in the well of self-pity?

It's quite simple really: Take the judgment off of it. In Suzanne Ward's book, Voices of the Universe, a young man named Richard, who knew he was going to be killed soon (he got the message from his spirit guides), made this statement:

"All judgment of others is self-judgment. All forgiveness of others is self-forgiveness."

When we can remove the judgment from every person and every situation, we are lifting that heaviness from ourselves... it raises our vibration. It raises it to such a level that nothing seems to bother us any more. We can look at all the dramas being played out and acknowledge them, but not be affected in the same way as before.

I'm not saying we're immune. Since we are all connected in consciousness, we can't help but be affected by everything going on. However, by keeping our vibration high, it's like water off a duck's back. We can acknowledge it, then let it go.

When I have "those days" when insecurity grips me or I'm in a bad mood (I am still human, after all), I take measures to raise my vibration using some tools I've gathered through the years. These tools include calming my mind by listening to high vibrational music, doing EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique, or tapping), deep breathing, and especially talking to God and calling on my guides, knowing I am never alone and that they are available to me 24/7.

Mostly, if you can express GRATITUDE for being alive on the planet at this phenomenal time in universal history, and you can know that we are going through a major shift in consciousness and world transformation, you can easily rise above all of the yuck that surrounds us in everyday life.

I am so glad I'm here. And I'm doing all I can to keep my vibration high. I invite you to join me and simply take the judgment off the situation at hand. Do whatever it takes to find joy in your life and live from your heart.


(Excerpted from "The Meaning of It All" in the March 2011 issue of The Star Beacon)