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Dahlonega Literary Festival – Regional Author

I will be one of the featured regional authors at the 2018 Dahlonega Literary Festival on March 24 from 9am to 4pm.

About the Festival (from their website)

The Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of books. The next festival will take place March 24-25, 2018. Situated in Historic Downtown Dahlonega, the festival continues to grow and become more and more entertaining as the years go on. We promise it will delight anyone who is a lover of books and reading. All festival events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Each year the festival presents a slate of invited authors representing a variety of genres sharing their ideas and experiences in various programs. In addition, a number of regional authors (ranging from local to other areas of the Southeast) have the opportunity to purchase a table to both interact with festival attendees and sell their books.

Location:

From Atlanta, take GA400 North until it ends – at that traffic light turn left onto Hwy 60 & 19 North, go about 5 miles and you will be in Dahlonega. The festival venues are located just one block north off the Historic Square of Dahlonega, GA at the Dahlonega Community House and The Dahlonega Baptist Church.

Blog, Poetry

A Sample from Smile and Wave (New Long Poem)

I smile, knowing that ignorance can be cloaked in genius and poverty of the heart is not made rich through material wealth. The person, ignorant and poor of heart, who gave some small bit of inspiration for this work would be full of themselves to think this is about them, instead of someone else – literally probably fifty-million someone else’s. Please don’t think this poem is about you.

 

You like my lips, full and sweet

In my younger days many a man fawned over these

I was a good girl in my youth

Rocking boats wasn’t for me

I was different enough

a zebra in the land of phonies – I mean ponies

My outside could never reflect

The inner reservoir

or how my body was just a means to carry the soul

A shell molded from stardust and earth stuff

Injected with melanin and then a dose more

 

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Wine, Cheese, and Spoken Word – Featured Poet

Join me on March 10th for Wine, Cheese, and Spoken Word at UUCA’s Underground Theater.

I will be sharing poetry from my debut poetry book Resist Persist along with new works that challenge the social paradigm, inspire us to grow and love. There will also be opportunities for audience participation.

 

There is live music at the beginning PLUS and an open-mic period between sets so fellow spoken word artists and poets, come early to sign up.

Find us in the basement of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta building at 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

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Blog, Creating Miracles, Heaven is Now, Spirituality

Meditation for Truth About Difficult Situations and People

Consider how you first feel about a thing or person. It will likely either be a clue into their true nature or into yours. Are you “seeing them” or “reflecting yourself”?

 

To begin this meditation call on your Source, God, Angels, Higher Self.

Allow yourself to relax and be open to receiving.

Use this simple meditation I’ve written to raise the truth when in situations or with people that may ‘rub you the wrong way’.

 

Meditation:
My soul is at peace and my heart open. My mind and spirit are receptive to the truth that resonates through all things.

Allow me to feel, process, and understand the uncomfortable situations and challenging people that come into or are in my life.

What do I need to understand about them or myself? (Pause)

What is true about them and myself? (Pause)

What is needed from me to allow more of my higher self and loving self into these interactions? (Pause)

I seek peace and understanding and I am open to the truth, whatever it may be. I allow it come to me with abundant grace, honor, ease, and joy.

(End of meditation.)

 

Now you may either continue to meditate quietly and see if Spirit will give you clarity then or continue about your day, with a new, heightened sense of awareness. Spirit can quite often answer the questions of our heart while we are going about life and when we are in the moments we may have asked about. So don’t be surprised if after speaking with someone you’ve had a tense relationship with, you have an ‘aha’ moment and you begin to understand the cause and source of the tension. Spirit answers us in innumerable ways, but we must be open to hear and receive.

This meditation is to open you to receive the truth. It’s okay to repeat it regularly. You can play it back to yourself during your meditative or prayer time.

Love, Blessings and Truth,
Bernette
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From Stumbling Sailor to Giddy Schoolgirl – Its Gonna be a Good Year

January stumbled in like a drunken sailor having had more than his fill of cheap whiskey while celebrating some long-awaited time away from sea.

The splendor and lights of another holiday dimmed as I lit candles to celebrate the season of birthdays in my home. The Capricorn crew had it’s season and although it was fun and memorable, I’m happy to wish it farewell until next year. And did I mention the grip the flu had on the youngest in our house? Yes, January came filled with stupor, wish-making, and dream-breaking only for wishes to come true and those dreams to be broken by the sunlight. I am awake. I ride into the next month still a little tipsy on wishes, dreams, and chances made good.

I know a little of what the next two months hold. With the inner giddiness of a schoolgirl just asked to the big dance, I look expectantly to March and the sweet surrender of winter in the warm embrace of Spring. It will be a good season; a good year. A miraculous year. I claim this for myself and hope you’ll claim it for you too.

See, there are many things I plan to do now and later. I plan to have more fun now, experiencing being more present in each day. I plan to do more of the work that gives me joy and less of that which doesn’t. I plan to write plays, music, musicals and learn how to bring them to life.

Most importantly, I plan to play more games, have more silly dance parties, and more movie and popcorn nights with my family.

I also plan to plan a little less.

Dahlonega Literary Festival

I will be one of the featured regional authors at the 2018 Dahlonega Literary Festival on March 24 from 9am to 4pm.

  • LOCATION: Fellowship Hall, Dahlonega Baptist Church (DBC), 234 Hawkins St., Dahlonega, GA 30533

 

  • PARKING: The entrance to the Fellowship Hall area is around the back on the lower parking lot. There is parking all around the church.

 

  • HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLITY: The Fellowship Hall is on the lower floor and is handicapped accessible from the back parking lot.  There is an elevator that permits access to all floors.

About the Festival (from their website)

The Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of books. The next festival will take place March 24-25, 2018. Situated in Historic Downtown Dahlonega, the festival continues to grow and become more and more entertaining as the years go on. We promise it will delight anyone who is a lover of books and reading. All festival events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Each year the festival presents a slate of invited authors representing a variety of genres sharing their ideas and experiences in various programs. In addition, a number of regional authors (ranging from local to other areas of the Southeast) have the opportunity to purchase a table to both interact with festival attendees and sell their books.

Location:

From Atlanta, take GA400 North until it ends – at that traffic light turn left onto Hwy 60 & 19 North, go about 5 miles and you will be in Dahlonega. The festival venues are located just one block north off the Historic Square of Dahlonega, GA at the Dahlonega Community House and The Dahlonega Baptist Church.

 

2018 Regional Writers

https://literaryfestival.org/

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Blog, Inspiration

Do You Channel

(From January 2018 Newsletter)

Do You Channel?
At my core I am a creative person (so are you!). I express this through the creative arts. It’s why I love singing, dancing, writing, theater. My husband teases that I can make up a song for any occasion. As a spiritual channel and messenger, I have the opportunity to allow this channeling to flow into what I create. This is bringing it from out there where ideas seem to come out of thin air to right here, where they become something real in our time and space.

Most people don’t consider how they channel information and inspiration every single day that helps to guide and shape their work, their creativity, and their life in a myriad of ways. When we stop narrowly defining channeling and multidimensional communication to those who may sit and trans-channel or deliver a direct message from the universe, we begin to recognize how many of us are doing this every day in different ways. When we are open to receiving guidance and listening to the inner voice that says, “Hey, try this,” we are a channel for information and inspiration.

I am grateful for the relationship I have with God/Spirit/The Divine and for my willingness to listen and be a messenger both directly through more traditional channeling, and indirectly, through all of my various creative art forms. If you follow me and my work, you’ll see more of this in 2018.

So to answer the question of, “Do you channel?” I’d be willing to bet that the answer is YES!

 


My mother and Spirit Speaks partner, Rebecca Washington, were guests at the live channeling of Eric and Maitland by Jamie Butler done by Kevin Moore of The Moore Show. There is a lot of great info. Stay til the end to watch between 1:26:49 and 1:32:24.
with Rebecca Washington, The Spiritual Healer and Bernette Sherman – The Messenger

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To Those Who May Be Confused or Subscribed for My Writing

To Those Who May Be Confused or Subscribed for My Writing
I have tried to unsuccessfully to divide my creative arts work from the other (spiritual and metaphysical) work I do. However, in 2018 I will just be Bernette – the messenger and life coach with all that comes with that. There is so much to do, share, and create! From the play and musicals I’m writing, books, poetry, and music to my work with Spirit Speaks, channeling, and healing. I am a spiritual being and a human being and this is what that looks like in my life.I invite you on this journey of creative and spiritual expansion but understand if this isn’t the ride you want to be on.You can easily unsubscribe using link at bottom or simply leave them unread. I believe those meant to go on this journey with me will come and you will find yourself rewarded and inspired.

Love, Light, and Peace,
Bernette