Pendulum: Yes or No?

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | A pendulum is a weight attached to a string that can be used in a spiritual practice for answering yes/no questions. I like to use gemstone pendulums because I enjoy having the property of the stone factor into my practice. 

Black Sheep

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | We are all familiar with the expression “so and so is the black sheep of the family.” According to Merriam-webster’s definition; it is a disfavored or disreputable member of a group. We all have someone we can point to that upsets the applecart of our family. These people can’t seem to do life the way we do it, think like we do, or even relate to one another the way that we do. It’s almost as if they are from another world sent here to challenge the very core our belief systems, and honey, I got a news flash for ya…they are! 

My Afternoon With Samson

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | I was recently in a store to get help with a cabinet door hinge. I couldn’t remove a stripped screw.

The Ripple Effect: Words have power, and so do thoughts

Have you ever imagined a different life for yourself? Do you spend a little time fantasizing? Do you ruminate on past experiences until the pain is once again real? Where do these thoughts go when you’ve wallowed long enough? Most of them (or a version of them) travel into the astral plain where they wait for other thoughts to join them and gain enough strength to make their way into your reality. Huh?  

WCU research takes aim at nuclear waste problem

In global conversations about climate change, carbon neutrality and green energy, nuclear power plays a pivotal role. It’s responsible for one-fifth of the United States’ annual electricity supply and accounts for more than half of its low-carbon energy . Duke Energy customers in North Carolina get about half their power from nuclear energy.

"Told You So" — Sincerely, Your Intuition

Guidance can be very subtle. Finding ways to recognize and follow that guidance can be a timesaver. We hear stories about intuition saving people’s lives by helping them to avert danger, but intuition can serve us in small ways as well. Sometimes it’s about getting us into a flow to make our lives easier. Here is what everyday intuition can look like, if you’re willing to recognize it.  

Co-Creating With the Universe

How to Design Your Life: I grew up in a small town with three sisters. Wanting to indulge our possible talents and interests, my parents invested in a baby grand piano and piano lessons. Our teacher, Anne Scoggins, not only provided excellent instruction in her music studio, but she also insisted we go before adjudicators at Meredith College to get written critiques and a certificate of our progress each year. Not being terribly dedicated to honing our craft, these annual performance reviews became quite stressful. 

Legislators, governor usher in new age of clean energy

As more states have pledged their commitment to reducing carbon emissions over the last decade, North Carolina has begun to follow suit.

Saturday Night Fever

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | The movie "Saturday Night Fever" opens with John Travolta strutting confidently down the street. His arms move in rhythm to the beat as he puffs his chest out and looks around hiscity. He owns it, and he doesn’t care who knows it. Watching that scene begs the question “confidence — is it demonstrated and then felt, or felt and then demonstrated?”

Mum's the Word

Shout it From the Mountain Top

Have you ever had a realization about yourself and rather than sharing that new understanding, you chose instead to keep quiet? I’m not referring to ticking a lock about your opinion. I’m referencing the awareness that you have changed and then choosing not to divulge that new insight with your partner or friend.

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