Time

Time is NOW and only now. There is no past or future. Time marks the present in the same way that an animal marks his or her environment. Time also marks space, from our perspective impacting concepts, constructs and spatial relationships. For many of us, unfortunately, it’s like a little rascal always nipping at our heels. I propose instead we choose to see it differently. 

The NOW is where power resides. Therefore, carpe diem ~ seize the day, a really sound piece of advice. Though we tend to view time as a measure of what is past or yet to come, it is really just a measure of where we are now as we do whatever it is that we are doing. 

How can we use time to our advantage? By giving it as little attention as possible. Therefore, don’t be bound by the ticking of a clock, your calendar, electronic devices or anything else that is theoretically pulling you towards the future. Instead, just BE. Again, there is only the eternal NOW. 

Time’s mission actually is to keep us in the present. But how you ask? By providing us with a false sense of the past and a shadow impression of the future, in other words, by constantly reminding us that all we really have is right here, right now ~ in the moment. 

There are endless simultaneous NOWS, my friends. Within each, individual events are recorded, maintaining themselves in perpetuity. If you know that each event never loses its punch because it is, just as you are in this so-called moment, you will get what you need to know about time and how it works. 

I suggest we view time as an infinite number of interlocking NOWS, each separate yet always in the process of morphing into the one that appears to immediately precede and follow it. Events are found inside, wrapping themselves around each other like a series of Russian dolls. What seems to us as aging is nothing more than the same dynamic at work.

It may also be helpful to think of time as a wheel, full of individual cogs, each representing a particular NOW. Those of us in the Astral can focus on any one of them or on any combination thereof ~ if we so choose. That is how we are able to ‘take a look’ at things ~ by scrolling through so-called past or future events. By the way, all happenstances, be they of great import such as a volcanic explosion or almost imperceptible like a single leaf falling from a tree, have equal weight.   

Others before me have exhorted you to be in the moment. Now I would like to follow suit. Make each NOW, therefore, a very conscious event whose purpose it is to entwine the various strands of our lives, including the genetic, knitting them up. Who knew life was about producing handicrafts? Well, it is. We literally spin our own webs!

For many, time implies movement. The truth is, however, that time by itself goes nowhere. It only seems to. Clocks are just ornaments, pretty things to look at ‘from time to time.’

That a year has an end is something that cannot be. Nevertheless, each acts as a marker and in that sense is to be reflected upon. As a result, every December 31st we have an opportunity to look at the choices we’ve made during the previous twelve months and think about what we want to do now as we appear to go forward. However, as you already know there is no forward, only other versions of the NOW. 

To reiterate, life is a series of interconnected NOWS, all lined up next to each other in an infinite perspective of endless horizons. Time itself is a fantasy. What we perceive of as time passing can be attributed to shifts in our own vibratory rates, enabling us to become associated with and participate in any number of different events ~ as we see fit.

Many of us were brought up believing that time is something that we can either make good use of or waste. But is that really the case? No. There is no such thing as wasting time even though the continual comings and goings of the Sun and Moon sometimes tend to support that impression. Everything we do has both purpose and reason. 

Time was conceived of to help us deal with change, or rather the fear of change.  Transition, what we call death, frees us all from bonds, including those having to do with the illusion of time. Eternal is not just a word, it is emblematic of how things work. 

Again there is no time. It is merely a concept. We are all time-less. If you will, think on that. Also, notice the extent to which time and our references to it tend to permeate our thinking.” ~ Rodolfo Valentino

 

“Rudolph Valentino The Untold Story”

Am delighted to announce that my new book, “Rudolph Valentino The Untold Story” is now for sale via Amazon.com.

Who better to comment on the life and times of Rudolph Valentino than Rudy himself? Recollections from one of the greatest screen icons of all times, as told to Medium Wayne Hatford. Their third collaboration, this book sheds new light, quells rumors, addresses speculations, corrects the record ~ ‘write’ from the horse’s mouth! And Rudy delivers with wit and panache, the same magnetic charisma he displayed in films.

Read what he has to say now about his leading ladies, family, friends, lovers, wives, colleagues, films and more, his most cherished memories and adventures. A wealth of tantalizing tidbits and reveals, here is Valentino pulling back the curtain posthumously, testifying on his own behalf.

http://www.amazon.com/Rudolph-Valentino-Untold-Vincent-Hatford/dp/0983343667/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416018086&sr=8-1&keywords=rudolph+valentino+the+untold+story

 

 

 

Excelsior

“Going for Excelsior” will soon be available on Amazon.com as a print book, complementing the already published electronic version. The product of my third literary effort as a medium and second collaboration with the spirit essence of Rudolph Valentino, this book focuses on the senior experience ~ how to embrace where you’re at in your life, find hidden gems, turn up the voltage. Thriving in “Seniorhood” is about going beyond what’s expected or being directed at you by the host society and GFE provides the reader with the tools and understandings to accomplish that goal ~ a blueprint for active living!

Here is my definition of Excelsior:

Upward and onward, a state of being characterized by a constant striving for greater balance and integration that is predicated on an ever-growing awareness of multiple planes of existence, or the art of negotiating the Cosmos from the highest possible vantage point (encountering the apex.) To be able to do so requires a conscious breaching of the Veil, the demarcation line between the dimensions.

Also, the loose packing material that temporarily shields our souls for the length of each incarnation. Instead of brine, we’re packed in excelsior, what we perceive as skin which, because of its properties as both transmitter and transponder, enables us to transcend. As such, it acts like insulation, protecting us from harm but also allowing for entry and exit, not only for our souls when we are born or die but also for all other manner of vibration. Yes, our light shines through and we feel the light of others as it impinges upon this material. Were it not for excelsior, we would never be able to “be” in the body. Indeed, our skin is a personal version of the Veil, echoing it in form and substance. ‘Going for Excelsior’ is analogous to furthering infinity consciousness. ~ Wayne Hatford

 

“Valentino the Unforgotten” ~ Review

A few years ago, Tracy Terhune, author of “Valentino Forever” and facilitator of the yearly Valentino Memorial Service at Hollywood Memorial Cemetery, re-published “Valentino the Unforgotten” by Roger Peterson, a rare book whose few remaining copies are almost never available on the open market.

Roger worked at the cemetery in the 1920’s and 30’s and details, through personal observation and letters he received during that time, what profound effects visiting Rudy’s crypt often had on people. He also reports on instances of communication, Rudy speaking from Beyond, primarily in dreams, to some of these same individuals, as guide, mentor, teacher.

Because my work is based on the premise that Rudy and, indeed, all those in spirit, can and often do communicate with us in a variety of ways, I found many of the letters to be particularly poignant as their authors share how Rudy, his essence, made an impact on them.

This book is both treasure trove and time capsule. Written with profound respect for Rudolph Valentino and his memory, Peterson includes, among other things, excerpts from “My Diary,” quotes about Rudy from his peers, and three analyses of his personality based on handwriting, numerology, and astrology provided by experts in those fields.

Among those, I think you will find the handwriting analysis to be an especially interesting read. In terms of numerology, Rudy is a seven, the sum of 5+6+1+8+9+5, his birth date. The astrologer uses a 3AM birth time to calculate Rudy’s chart, and the internet gives his birth time as both 3AM and 3PM depending on which website you consult. In visiting Museo Valentino in Castellaneta, I discovered that his birth certificate, on display there, shows a 10:03AM birth time. This means his ascendant is 2 degrees Leo. Leo rules the heart and love is what Rudy always exuded, on screen and off. The rising sign speaks to how we interface with the world.

On top of all these goodies, we also are treated to many wonderful photos, of Rudy, and those who came to visit after his passing.

“Valentino the Unforgotten” is a loving tribute to a star that will never stop shining. A must-read for any Valentino fan, it is available on Amazon.com.

Wayne Hatford

 

Five Reasons to Read “Going for Excelsior: Thriving in Seniorhood”

1. Gain greater balance, integration, and finesse ~ in terms of how you approach your life.

2. Attain new levels of understanding about aging.

3. Become more alert to our opportunities of living in two worlds, simultaneously. (Dream & Waking)

4. Debunk myths about Seniors and their ‘conditions.’

5. Embrace options that can help you age gracefully.

 

‘Seniorhood’ ~ where people often like to perceive us, once we have attained a certain age. Also, where we can choose to thrive, with clarity of purpose ~ and by design!

 

“Egyptian Cosmology” by Moustafa Gadalla

Another book I heartily recommend, “Egyptian Cosmology” summarizes the lore of ancient Egyptians in a clear, concise, cogent, and comprehensive manner. Here is a quote, what the author has to say about healing, from the perspective of that time and civilization: “Egyptian medicine understood man as a whole, in tune with the cosmos. The body is an immensely complex vibratory system. Everything is in a constant dynamic state of movements which are intimately connected to the rhythms, harmonies, and pulsations of the universe. Accumulating evidence proves the existence of cycles in the incidence of disease, and in their intensities, which are indicative of cosmic resonance. When ‘out of tune,’ the body was seen as unhealthy or diseased. To heal a person is to bring that person back into tune, by the deliberate summoning-up of the specific harmonic phenomena pertinent to the case.

It is known that musical vibrations induce organic and inorganic substances into patterns and forms, such as plants responding to sound. We also know of the ability of infra-sound waves to shake buildings or destroy organs, and how ultra-sound waves are used in micro-surgery as a knife-less scalpel. It follows logically, that specific human organs and glands can respond to specific sounds. Incantation and chanting are scientifically controlled sound waves, with similar powers to the cases mentioned above.

By pronouncing certain words or names of powers, in the proper manner and tone of voice, the ancient Egyptian priest or doctor could heal the sick, cast out the contrary/incompatible energies which caused the pain and suffering. The power of sound vibrations was important in performing Egyptian chants, spells and calling a person’s name. Everything has a ‘real’ name, a name which enshrines the essence of the thing, which is the thing. To know and pronounce the real name of a god, man, or animal, is to exercise power over it.” ~ Moustafa Gadalla  (“Egyptian Cosmology: The Absolute Harmony” ~ 1997)

“Rudolph Valentino The Silent Idol” by Donna Hill

Am incredibly bullish on this book, and here is my review, which was previously posted on Amazon and Blurb.com.

Rudolph Valentino The Silent Idol is an outstanding effort. Donna Hill has succeeded well beyond anyone’s expectations, on all levels. Her prose is very much to the point yet abundant in details, many of which could be described as revelatory. And, she tells the tale in an especially engaging manner, drawing the reader in. Not only that, I really like the fact that she divides Valentino’s lifetime into episodes, making the richness of it all easier to digest.

But the crux of the matter is in the photos, Mr. Valentino himself. In choosing which ones to use, I believe Hill made particularly wise choices. Although some are familiar and have been seen before elsewhere, the great majority are fresh, having been sourced from her own extensive collection, the vaults of other silent film buffs, various libraries and Valentino family archives. Simply put, they are all in some way spectacular, conveying, without words, the many facets of his personality, i.e. who Valentino really was. Bravo! This book is a must-have, an elegant and comprehensive look at the life of one of Hollywood’s greatest legends.

 

New e-Book: “Going for Excelsior”

What if you were as savvy as you could possibly be in matters of aging and, therefore, really soar, breeze through the final chapters of your life with flying colors? The ‘senior’ experience, through only the most constructive and creative of lenses! The art of encountering the Apex.

Going for Excelsior offers practical suggestions for successfully negotiating Seniorhood, a blueprint for active living ~ how to embrace where you’re at in your life, find hidden gems, turn up the voltage. Thriving in Seniorhood is about going beyond what’s expected or being directed at you by the host society and this book provides the reader with the tools and understandings to accomplish that goal ~ new age thought at its very best!

 

Conundrums solved. The sting removed from such phenomena as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Myths about Seniors debunked. These are only a few of the benefits that can be derived from reading this book which, hopefully, will serve to stretch your consciousness, something that’s rather elastic to begin with in every stage of life.

‘Seniorhood’ ~ Where people often like to perceive us, once we have attained a certain age. Also, where we can choose to thrive, with clarity of purpose ~ and by design!

“Like all those who currently inhabit a body, you, too, are getting ready for Excelsior. Especially allow the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and beyond of your ages to be magical in this regard, for you to be way-showers, preparing yourselves mentally, physically and spiritually for the next phase. There always is a next phase, by the way, and we are always getting ready for it. You are part of a grand design as am I. There is no other option!” ~ Rudolph Valentino

(Going for Excelsior: Thriving in Seniorhood is now available on Amazon.com)

 

 

 

Top 10 Reasons to read “Valentino Speaks”

  1. To achieve greater awareness, inner alignment and personal growth.
  2. To use it as a tool for meditation.
  3. To tango with a master dancer.
  4. To become even better acquainted with Rudolph Valentino, his eternal self.
  5. To access the wisdom of the ages, in the form of one soul entity’s points of view.
  6. To be able to thrive more easily in the midst of momentous change (what we are witnessing in the world today.)
  7. To assist in understanding how the Universe works.
  8. To gain fresh perspectives on your own life.
  9. To increase your quotient of comfortability with any number of topics.
  10. To smile, as Rudy shares his special brand of wit.