Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sedona National Monument

Did you know the City of Sedona wants to designate Sedona as a Federal National Monument? This is not good news for local businesses, tourists, Sedona homeowners and residents. It will dramatically change the areas where tourists and locals freely roam our red rocks. It will dramatically change who controls Sedona.

Although the Federal Government owns most of our Forest land area, private citizens also own land. Business owners are regulated by City of Sedona and State of Arizona, not the Federal Government. Designating the entire area as a Federal Monument will give local control and power to US government; negatively affecting private landowners, ranchers, homeowners, hotels, innskeepers, restaurants, jeep tour companies, and small businesses that provide services to tourists - like my professional psychic practice. The Federal Government will control all activity in our area. We will have no voice or choice about what happens here.

I've attended numerous meetings, researched this issue, read editorials about this National Monument designation. The night I returned to Sedona, I attended a meeting among Realtors who discussed this. I wanted to hear both sides of the issue. 

The next day, I attended Sedona's City Council meeting -  voting to approve the National Monument status was on the agenda. Over 100 locals attended the meeting, voiced concerns directly to City of Sedona. We opposed it. City Council did not vote on it. The issue was punted until mid-October.

Based on recent poll by our area paper The Red Rock News, 81% of us (locals & RRN readers) oppose it. Based on my unofficial poll, 99% of my friends, colleagues, fellow business owners oppose it. It is wrong for our town in so many ways.

You can find out more about the proposed Sedona Verde Valley National Monument here. Read the Proposal from Group creating-supporting NM status. One of 3 groups that oppose NM status. 2nd Group that opposes NM status. Historical data about National Monuments.

Once you read the material, if you'd like to stand with the majority of us locals, against the NM status, please sign the petition against it.

Originally, the National Monument idea was proposed by KSB (Keep Sedona Beautiful) to preserve
Sedona's natural beauty and limit human footprint on our soil. That sounds very worthwhile, doesn't it? Everyone wants to preserve the Natural Beauty surrounding us. However, the devil is in the details. Preserving natural beauty at the price of freedom and individual liberties? Not a chance.

Currently, three local organizations and hundreds of locals clean up our trails and keep Sedona beautiful. We do it because we love this area. Local groups also already work closely with US Forestry Service, helping them understand how to manage our land. We're already preserving the natural beauty of our land. We do it everyday without jeopardizing our liberties.

Designating our land as a National Monument will not further protect it or clean it up. It will move the power and control from locals to the Federal Government. When was the last time the Federal Government managed something correctly? ACA (aka Obamacare)? US Post Office? Amtrak? EPA's spill in Colorado?

Based on historical data (previous National Monument designations), the towns surrounding National Monuments become ghost towns. The Federal Government rarely cares for the land or over-taxes its residents or over-regulates activity to the point of no activity.  The proposed area for the Monument encompasses adjacent towns such as Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Clarkdale.

Who will make the decisions once National Monument status is designated? Washington DC. Who makes the decision on whether our Red Rock Country will be designated as a National Monument? Sedona City Council then President Obama's office. No one who represents us will be given an opportunity to say "no." We, the locals it will affect most, are not given an opportunity to vote on it.

The City of Sedona, working alongside Keep Sedona Beautiful, have written the proposal. Next step is City Council voting/signing off on the proposal. Then they send it to President Obama, where his staff will review and rewrite it. Staff who have no interest or information about our town and surrounding areas. Then the President will sign it. After Obama signs the Monument Proclamation, our town will significantly change - negatively, drastically. It will also significantly change how much access visitors and hikers will have to our Red Rocks.

We want to keep our land in our hands, not the Federal Government. If you feel the same, please sign the petition against the National Monument. Here's another anti-Monument petition. Please sign this one as well - it goes direct to lawmakers. Thank you.

Other links about SVVNM:
Editorial Opposing Monument
Environmentalist Opposes Monument
How NM status was born; How it is being presented

Robin Amanda Kelley
Sedona Spirit Psychic
robin@sedonaspirit.us
20 Bell Rock Plaza, Suite B, Sedona AZ 86351
(928) 451-5107

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Laughter Frequency

Danish comedian Victor Borge once said: "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." It's also the shortest distance between us and the Spirit Realm.

Last night I attended a presentation by fellow psychic, Mark Anthony - The Psychic Lawyer. The last time I attended a psychic presentation was in 2003. The last time I read a book written by a fellow psychic was 1998. I prefer keeping my work and energy separate from other professional psychics.  However, I felt compelled to listen to his speech last night in Sedona. I'm glad I did.

He filled the audience with very insightful information. My favorite part: he filled the room with laughter. If you've had a session with me, you probably experienced fun, uplifting moments. Moments when your Spirit Guides told a joke, they laughed or you laughed. "Laughter is the best medicine" is a staple theme in the Spirit Realm. I was so pleased that Mark mentioned it during his presentation.

Laughing, joking, smiling raises your vibration, a group's vibration and a psychic's vibration. The same energy you feel when you laugh is the same energy I feel when I channel. Laughing connects me to other realms much faster than being serious. Mark Anthony called it the "Laughter Frequency." He joked around, the audience laughed. Laughter elevated the vibration in the room, helping everyone relax.

Decades ago, Walt Disney claimed: "Laughter is America's most important export." What happened? As a nation, America has become so serious. Even the Spirit Realm says we lack a sense of humor now. Without laughter, it's hard to find joy in life. No laughter creates stress. Laughter is the best medicine, according to Psychology Today. Why not laugh more and stress less?

Take time to laugh at something every day. It's good for your soul, mind, heart and body. 4 laughs per day is part of my daily staple. Keeps me clear, sane, balanced, happy. Subscribe to a Funny Quote page, a comedian's twitter account or subscribe to a Joke Newsletter. Whatever way you choose, take time to laugh. Life is a balance between joy and pain. Laughter helps the medicine go down.

Namaste -
Robin Amanda
Sedona Spirit Psychic
http://www.sedonaspirit.us


Friday, September 4, 2015

Deputy Darren Goforth: LEOs Matter

LEO means Law Enforcement Officers. Today we bury a very good man named Darren Goforth in my hometown of Houston.

As a native Houstonian, his death hits home. As a survivor of double-homicide, his death hits my soul, heart and mind.

As a person who respects law enforcement and remembers their diligent efforts to capture and secure convictions for the men who killed my brother and sister, Goforth's death hits where it hurts.

As a person who wishes what is best for everyone - wanting every individual to feel safe, secure, loved, blessed, protected by The Spirit Realm (aka God), its Angels, guidance and encouragement - Goforth's murder saddens me greatly. His senseless murder hit me like a punch in the stomach.

He was an excellent Harris County Deputy. He upheld his duty to protect and serve the residents of his community. I never met him but I know people who did. Over the last few days, I've listened to their tales of his ethics, big heart, sense of humor and overall goodness. My heart grieves for him, other police officers and Goforth's family and friends.

I'm staying in Houston right now, taking care of my elderly parents. Returning to Sedona once my job is done here (late September). Deputy Goforth was gunned down in cold blood about 10 miles from my parents' house, where I'm staying. He was killed one day before the 27th anniversary of my siblings' senseless murders. The gas station where he was shot 15 times sits on a street where I learned to drive 35 years ago. The gunman shot and killed him for one reason: he was a white cop.


Most people don't like paying attention to politics or the news. It's time to start. I have many law enforcement friends (LEOs). They are scared. One of my cousins works at the Waller County Sheriff's office where Sandra Bland hung herself last month. His office received phoned-in death threats 24/7 after her death. My cousin works the dispatch desk. He had to listen to each phone call: listening to the hate, anger and resentment from callers throughout the country as they lambasted him, threatened his life, his property, his family. These people never knew Bland. They had no knowledge of how she died. They were not interested in the truth. They wanted their hate heard.

My cousin listened without raising his voice, being combative or ugly. My cousin is one the nicest people you'll ever meet. When he received these death-threat calls, he remained pleasant and obliging. At the end of every day, he went home with a heavy heart wondering "has the world gone crazy? I have no faith in humankind anymore."

As we lay to rest Deputy Goforth today, I pray for everyone in America. I know people who don't like police officers. For varieties of reasons, they feel police officers are dangerous or out to get them. I don't feel that way. I am not paranoid. Respect their opinion without agreeing with them.

Police officers have always protected or respected me time and time again. When they stopped me for speeding, they were always polite and nice while handing me the ticket or warning. I wasn't angry with them. My speeding could have hurt someone! I wasn't following the law. That was my fault. Not theirs.

Due to family obligations today, I'm unable to attend Goforth's funeral. I wanted to go, show my support but family matters prevent me from doing so. I am attending several memorials in his honor over the next few weeks in Houston. Imperative that I show my support for Goforth's family, all LEOs, my LEO friends and all communities - in Texas and across the country.

A few bad apples will always exist in any group. Group Black Lives Matter is an exception. Their chants "Pigs In A Blanket, Fry 'Em like bacon" proves their hate. The murders of 8 LEOs in 9 days proves their hate. The deaths of any police officers should sadden us all. They protect us from harm. They protect us from criminals and bad behaviors. They serve us, their community. Without them, we are left unprotected and at risk for any type of trouble.

We live in very dangerous times. We need protection now more than ever. The Spirit Realm can help us. But if/when we need physical protection, and police officers are not available, God's Angels must work harder to bring us protection.

Please respect and honor your area police officers. If you see them, buy them a cup of coffee or shake their hand. Please show your support. They need it. When you support them, they will support, serve and protect you. No group needs our encouragement and motivation more right now - than our LEOs.

Thank you and God Bless.
Namaste-
Robin Amanda Kelley
Sedona Spirit Psychic