Saturday, June 11, 2011

The power of Words Part 1

Words can be powerful. Not because they themselves hold power but because of the power we give them. When we use words no matter what they be in a derogatory manner towards individuals or groups of people based on race, intellectual ability, religion, or any other broadly stereotypical manner we can cause pain. We can also cause joy by using words to lift others up.

Occasionally we all say the wrong thing or have a slip of the tongue usually due to what we have heard growing up. Words should never be used to hurt others where possible and the we should always strive to be careful what we say, but we must also strive not to be hypocritical about what we believe.

Words also can be used for their shock value. Below is a PSA I recently viewed on television, though I do applaud them for trying to be kind to disabled individuals. This has brought up some other issues such as having many children who may not yet have heard such words to hear them and have to explain that they are not acceptable words. Please forgive my language but why not just say Fuck on national television? Again I like the message on face value but not in how it was delivered. I have looked through youtube and seen many different commercials for the same cause and I think that they did it much more eloquently.

More will follow in future posts regarding the power of words in many different ways.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Apologies to all my blog followers as I've not written in a while. Look for a few posts this week. I've been overly busy with this and that, sorry will get back to regular blogging soon.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother Earth: First Milf

This is really funny. Also watch this space for a few posts in the next few days. Sorry I've been a bit light on posting.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday and all is Well

Today I finished editing episode 19 of the Awen's Path Podcast featuring musician, shaman, energy healer and founder of James A. Dempsey. It is a great interview and I recommend people check it out. It is live now on and will be shortly searchable on iTunes.

Over the last few weeks I've been making tweeks here and there to and will probably keep doing it. I have added a forum to the site which is an embeded forum from a different host. The forums can be accessed either through or directly and are a place to discuss spirituality, general stuff and of course the Awen's Path Podcast so please feel free to check it out and tell your friends.

I have also been working on getting more guests for the podcast as well as some extra exposure. Currently through the podcast and I am holding a contest please see the contest page at for more info. There are some great prizes to be had. I am also working on a variety of writing, podcasting and other projects which I hope will be enjoyed by others, but they are really fun just to do.

Word of mouth is very important to me so feel free to tell your friends about my blog, podcast and anything else you might find interesting. I will be posting some more things here and there as well. Until next time I hope all of you are well.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Working along

Today I have been working on editing my website at and some other things for shameless self promotion. I also had a great interview with James Dempsey today for the Awen's Path Podcast which will release this Sunday. It has been a ton of fun but taken quite a bit of time and work, and of course I still keep plugging along at the day job and the writing.

So fun, so tiring, but so rewarding. I am grateful for it all. For a bit of a preview of Sunday's Podcast check out which is James' website. Until next time.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Trying to find a Happy Medium

With all the work, Facebook, Twitter, Cafepress, art, blogging, podcasting, writing, publishing and everything else it gets a bit daunting. As an author my goal of course is to sell some books but that seems to be going very slowly indeed. My goal working with my publisher is to try and find some more authors and queries. My other goals are to write interesting posts and blogs so people will actually enjoy interacting with me. The key is really trying to find the happy medium while trying to promote myself and sites and causes I like. Honestly it can be difficult knowing how often you should send out links on Facebook and Twitter without losing friends and followers.

On Facebook and Twitter I do like to think about the people who have been willing to follow me and accept my friendship. To me they are not just words on the screen but the real people behind those words. I definitely am trying not to over advertise or seem like all I care about is selling stuff. That is far from the truth. I am working at finding this happy medium where I can get some books sold, make some great friends and contacts and we all can learn from one another.

I am hoping that there are some people out there at least who enjoy my content in all these wonderful places but in all honesty I get very little feedback. Every podcast I host lists the e-mail and asks for feedback, input, and guest suggestions but never gets a response. On Facebook I get some feedback from people who like posts and links, but from what I have seen if interaction isn't constant and settings aren't changed I am actually invisible to some of my friends and they to me, which is sad in my opinion.

Its not that I am looking for fame or fortune, just wonder if all the work I am doing is actually getting across to anyone or if anyone is actually learning anything from the Podcasts and posts. Well with luck some time I'll find out. I enjoy the interaction and will keep it up, just would be good to know if I was even reaching one person.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Open your Eyes, Open your Ears, Open your Minds, Open your Hearts!

We stand on the edge of light and darkness, of enlightenment and extinction. We are facing a time globally where change and acceptance are being called for from all over the world. We are facing a time where we are finally seeing the harm that bullying can do, and seeing what a profound effect we have on our own environment. We stand at a glorious yet tenuous time for the human species. We are delicately treading the balance between our rising to glorious stages of enlightenment or the complete annihilation of ourselves as a species.

We must start by opening our eyes and ears to that which is going on around us. We must strive to hear the notes sung out by nature and the cries of pain that accompany many of those notes. We must strive to preserve the species, plants, and environment on which we depend for survival and we must learn to interact with it. We have become very separate from the natural world and in our separation we have become blind and deaf to much of the pain and destruction which we have unleashed upon the planet we call home. We must take the time to see what we have done, and see what we can do to help nature to heal so that we can continue on for many ages to come. Technology and communication have grown in leaps and bounds and have helped us become more connected to one another than we have been, but at the same time it has come to separate us from our fellow human beings and nature itself by sitting us in front of screens.

We must learn to once again interact with nature and with our fellow human beings. We must learn to be more open and accepting and close the gaps that we have created over the last hundred years or so. We need to listen to the song of creation that sings its eternal tune around us and listen to the heartbeats of our fellow humans so that we can be connected for we are all connected in many ways. We can learn from one another and from nature and we must open ourselves in order to do this. We can do this as long as we are willing to be accepting and understanding of our fellow human beings, and of the power and majesty of nature.

We must learn to look to the past and beyond into the future and see what our actions as a whole have brought and what they can bring. We must think of our children, our children's children and all future generations. Do we want them to feel inadequate or hated or do we want them to feel confident and loved? Do we want them to be facing their destruction or facing the healing of the Planet? Do we wish to be full of hated or of love?

We must learn to open our minds and our hearts both to ourselves and to the world around us. We must learn to listen with our whole beings, for it is through this that we will find ourselves strong on the path to enlightenment. We can grow as beings both intellectually and spiritually if we are willing to embrace the technology we have and also embrace the natural world around us and all it can still teach us. Together if we strive to do so we can make this world a better place and help it to heal but we must be willing to give of ourselves to do so.

Will you accept this challenge? I know I plan to try to.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The bad and the good

Well yesterday I was expecting a package which never arrived and the lovely tracking information says it was delivered. I am hoping it will all come out well Monday. I have phoned the post office yesterday but was informed they would not be able to speak to the driver again until Monday. I am hoping either he scanned it and forgot to put it off his truck or that it was delivered to the wrong person who will see they are the wrong person and either bring it to me or return it to the carrier on Monday and he will bring it to me. Needless to say I will be phoning the post office again Monday morning to see if I can get this all fixed up.

Now the good news. I've just put up Awen's Path Episode 18 Featuring Jamie Woodhead author of The Reaper which is available on Kindle, Nook and at feel free to check it out. I've also updated my webpage at and cleaned up one of my cafepress shops a bit so I am at least able to keep myself busy.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Its really time for a wake up call.

Throughout the centuries we have held strong to certain beliefs and principles that have guided us as a species. We have learned to change and adapt but often these changes have been lead by massive upheavals, protests and have been met by much fear and hatred. It is time for us to wake up and to stop the insanity that is surrounding us.

With all the attention brought to bullying in the past few months along with the economical strife and the pushes for things such as same sex marriage, we all live in this society of fear. Just today I received a survey call from the National Organization for Marriage. (because my state will be putting to vote same sex marriages). Here are the questions and answers:

Question one: Are you registered to vote in RI? -Yes

Question two: Do you believe marriage should be only between a man and a woman -No.

Question three are you over 50 years of age? -No

Followed by... Thank you.. good bye.

I could almost hear the breaking of the heart of the automated messenger and the screams of fear from those who sent him. I posted about the call on Facebook and then took some time to think about it. Why would anyone fight equal rights for all human beings? Would it make them any less who they were if the title of married couple was able to be applied to those couples who are of the same sex? Is the love of same sex partners not as strong or as good as those of opposing sex? I mean yes you can make the argument that same sex partners cannot procreate on their own without help etc. But really is procreation all that marriage is about? If so what about the married couples who never have children out of choice?

Why is it that people meet with change or things that they do not understand with fear? Why is it we fear people based on their race, sexual orientation or religious beliefs? Well that is easier to understand. We fear what we do not know or that which challenges our personal beliefs because we are afraid of changing what we believe in?

I mean I am a man married to a woman with a young son. Does it feel right and natural to me... Yes. Does it mean it would fit everyone and that it should fit everyone... no. Love should be shared regardless of your personal orientation and if its accepted that's a wonderful thing. Love unconditionally.

This is what I am asking. To all my friends, followers and to anyone else who reads this this is a wake up call. Take time. Face your fears. LEARN about the other people around you, their views, and their beliefs. Go to a Mosque and talk to a Muslim, go to a Synagogue and talk to a Rabbi, attend a Pagan pride day and ask the people what they believe, Go to a Gay Pride and take time to talk to the people there even chance getting to know some of them.

Take the time to do it! Take the time to understand the world around us. Take time to get to know other people. Put and end to the Fear.... Put an end to the hate. As it was so well by Yoda in The Phantom Menace "Fear leads to anger... Anger leads to hate... Hate leads to suffering." WE must end the fear, the anger and most of all the hate. Hate is not the opposite of love, indifference is, if you can't love your fellow human beings at least do not hate them but be indifferent. This is all I ask.

Open your minds, and Open your hearts. They are the hardest locks to open but once open they can reveal the greatest treasures of all. If nothing else please think about it! And share this message with your friends.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lots of work and loving it

Well I'm currently working on many projects plus my day job. This of course is keeping me quite busy but I am loving every moment of it. As you can see in previous posts I've also been trying to spread the word about the Dreams Awake Movie and of course all the stuff from Oaklight Publishing.

Today I updated my official webpage at which is also the home of the Awen's Path Podcast and fixed the feed for the podcast because it wasn't showing up on iTunes because there was an error, all fixed now. Who knew one out of place w would screw up an rss feed? I guess I do now. But all in all things are going well and I am happy to be doing it all.

I've added a page to my website which tells about the fact that I am seeking contributors for an anthology about music. Musicians, Music Therapists and such are being sought to contribute, contact info can be found on the page.

I am striving to keep updating the blog a couple of times a week with what is going on and what is important to me, I hope all you readers enjoy.

Until Next time. Be well.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Awen's Path Podcast Ep 17 Featuring Jerry Alden Deal

This week on the Awen's Path Podcast ( I interview the Writer/Producer/Director of the movie Dreams Awake Jerry Alden Deal. It is a great interview and touches on quite a bit. It discusses the movie, the cast and spirituality at large. Feel free to check it out. I have posted a few times about this movie because it really has struck a chord with me. It has not only been entertaining and enlightening to watch it but it has inspired me for a couple projects of my own in the works.

Own Dreams Awake DVD

About my own projects I am currently seeking musicians, music therapists and anyone who uses music and sound for their work who might be interested in contributing to an anthology I want to put together to please contact me at Please feel free to contact me if you are interested or just want more info.

Also anyone out there who might want to be a guest on my podcast or knows someone who wants to be a guest please feel free to e-mail You can also e-mail to tell me what you think of the podcast and your points of view on it all.

Also to all my followers and future followers I am planning on blogging more frequently about a variety of topics, many to do with spirituality but others as well. I may even rant from time to time as life often makes us want to. So please keep reading and let me know what you think. I will also be starting to review some select books and movies on my blog not because I have been asked to but because they have touched me in some way.

I hope the future content will get better as we go along, for that is what I am striving for. So remember to check back frequently, tell your friends and also check out the Awen's Path podcast at and on iTunes.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dreams Awake Movie

I know I have posted about this before but I wanted to come back and post again. This is an absolutely wonderful movie with a great cast and I have to say I completely and wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who is spiritually minded. It was released on 1-11-11 and I got my copy soon after as I had pre-ordered it because I loved the trailer (see below). I watched it for the first time and it left me near speechless because it just made so much sense. It is a wonderful film with a wonderful message that is a definite boost to your spiritual journey regardless of which path you follow.

I don't want to give away too much but this movie touches on so much including the road blocks we all face on the path to enlightenment. It touches on reconnecting to the past, reconnecting with nature, reconnecting with family, finding yourself and much much more. Get yourself a copy of this today if you are at all spiritually minded because I think you'll find it very interesting indeed. Check out the trailer below to see if it piques your interests.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Working, Writing, Podcasting OH my!

Well I have been spending the last couple of months since my vacation working, writing, and working on my podcast. I've started work on a couple of writing projects both non-fiction and fiction. I've been working my day job and for Oaklight Publishing on a daily basis and of course trying to get some wonderful guests on my podcast.

Most recently on my podcast I had a great guest Paranormal investigator and author Debi Chestnut. It was a great episode and I had a great time interviewing her. Today I had an interview for a podcast I will release next Sunday, early am eastern time with Philip Carr-Gomm. Philip to those who may not know him is an author, psychologist, educator and the Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids ( It was a wonderful interview and I am sure that any who listen to it will enjoy it. Feel free to check out all my other episodes too.

Starting from Debi's interview and until the end of the month the podcast is holding a contest. To enter all you need to do is e-mail and tell me you wish to enter. Of course some feedback on the show might be nice but not necessary.

I am going to be trying to blog a bit more while I work on my writing and podcasting and working, not to mention chasing around an active three year old and meditating when possible. With luck some things will pick up and others slow down and balance be achieved as needed.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Vacation January 2011 to present

Well I've been home for just about a week from vacation so its time for me to give my little tell all. Firstly, I will say that all images were taken by me, and all opinions here are strictly my own and have not been influenced by any personal gain whatsoever. This will contain all the good and bad about my trip and some of the bits in between. There will be pictures of some things including my son. I hope you enjoy.

This year on vacation we went to Universal Studios in Florida and stayed at the Nickelodeon Suites Hotel. I loved the hotel and it could have been a vacation unto itself for someone with smaller children. The first day had the worst part of the vacation and therefor has the worst picture (though taken a couple days later). That evening I was playing with my son chasing him around the room and broke my little toe on my luggage (its ok to laugh my wife did for 20 mins).
Here's the foot:

Note the bruising across the other 3 toes. Quite fun. Lol. Ok now for the good bits.

The Nickelodeon suites hotel was great, very friendly staff and fun characters to have breakfast with (additional charge) or take photos with(scheduled throughout the day). My son was excited to meet all of his favorite Nickelodeon Cartoon stars such as Spongebob, Dora, Diego, Ang, and many more. He has such a wonderful time there and it was brilliant. Downside... The shuttles to universal did not have the best schedule especially if one wanted to visit Seaworld (we did not go there but it was insane short schedule) though from what the drivers said the times were dictated by universal with their partner hotels not the hotels themselves. All in all I loved the Hotel and would definitely stay there again, though our next planned trip to Florida we will most likely be spending it at Disney.

Ok so now onto Universal. We went to Universal Studios and Universal Studios Islands of adventure. We had a great time with many of the shows and rides. Freddy had a ball and even got to meet Spiderman (Boy he loved that). It was fun all around and of course we got their early one day and spent most of our time at the Wizarding World Of Harry Potter. See pictures below. It was absolutely fun and we enjoyed every moment even the line to get into Olivanders. It was by far the most popular attraction due to its newness and the butterbeer (Frozen and cold) and the Hogshead microbrewed ale was great as well at the Three Broomsticks. Best recommendation is to go as off season as possible and go to the Harry Potter bit either as early as possible or near the end of the day to avoid the crowds. Its really enjoyable. We all had a blast, and all the other areas and attractions were great too... we must have rode on the Cat in the Hat ride over a dozen times Fred loved it so much.

Well due to the vacation there was no Awen's Path Podcast last week and as I have been busy and could not line up a guest for this week it will most likely be me chatting and I am sure I will touch on the vacation and the good time I've had. Also over this last week I have been working hard as my publisher is now accepting queries for more info on that if you are looking for a publisher check out .

Well that's all for now hope you liked the pictures and such and I will post again soon.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dreams Awake Movie

In today's mail I received a copy of the movie Dreams Awake. It was a wonderful movie about spiritual discovery set on the beautiful Mount Shasta. I really thought I would like the movie months back when I first saw the trailer for the movie. I will be attaching the youtube link to the trailer here.

The main cast of the movie are Mount Shasta (Oh yes the mountain has character), Tim O'Connor, Erin Gray and Gary Graham. It was a wonderful film with a moving spiritual message. I don't want to give to much away so I will just embed the trailer from youtube here for you to check out for yourself. I completely recommend this film wholeheartedly.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow 2011 and other annoyances

Today we are having one hell of a snowstorm. Now as if that were not enough I woke up this morning to having no heat in the house and had to call for an emergency appointment with a plumbing company. Much to my surprise someone was out and about and its now fixed though the boiler still needs to be services and have a couple of valves replaced at least now we have heat.

They say "when it rains it pours" well I say "When it snows, Migrate south". Oh well off to unbury the driveway a bit more. Then again when it either slows down or stops because like it or not I will have work tomorrow.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my dear friends and readers! Its going to be one great year this wonderful 2011! I wish you all the happyness and prosperity that the new year can bring and that this year will bring you all you want it to. May you manifest in your lives everything that you desire.

This year I will be continuing to work on writing more and with the Dreamz-Work Productions, LLC publishing company which I hope grows and grows. For more info on them check out . Most of their titles are available from them and also on and for Kindle, Nook and iBooks. Also I will be continuing my podcast and be trying to get many more interesting guests.

There are many great guests coming up including this week's guest Gary Andrews who is the Writer, Director and Producer of the upcoming movie The Spirit of Albion Based on the music of Damh the Bard. Check out the facebook page Spirit of Albion: The Movie or their website at . Its a great episode and you should definitely check it out.

Last month I held a contest on the podcast and it was very successful so there will be more to come so please feel free to tune in to the podcast each Sunday and tell your friends to do so as well. There is a lot of work to be done this year, but I know I am going to enjoy all of it from publishing to podcasting and even my day job.

Well today is also my Anniversary with my lovely wife and we'll have a great time out at some point while my parents watch my son. It should be a great day and a great start to a great and happy year. So I will reiterate HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! and may it be filled with blessings for you all! And check out my new promo video for the Awen's Path Podcast below and feel free to share it.

Until next time,

David/Duir /|\