Dolores Cannon was one of the most influential metaphysical teachers and researchers of our time. This is a beginning of what I hope to be a series of blogs dedicated to my most influential mentors and my in-person experience with them. As I write this particular blog I am whisked back to the moment when I first met Dolores. It was 1996 and I was attending my very first UFO conference in Eureka Springs Arkansas. This was when the Eureka Springs UFO conference was in its hay day. Legendary UFO investigator Lou Farish was running the show at the time and it was spectacular. The conference at that point was not about money or popularity, it was about disclosing essential information. In those days you had the opportunity to connect with the presenters one on one. There was no “Ancient Aliens” series back then, simply good old-fashioned word of mouth. People from all over gathered and talked about their other-otherworldly experiences. This was no reality show, or pop-culture event; it was a family reunion for so many who were touched by the paranormal. It was during this conference that I also met one of my heroes, journalist, and investigator Linda Moulton Howe. To say that I was excited was an understatement.
I was attending the event with psychic Carol Pate from Little Rock, Arkansas. Carol introduced me to Dolores that weekend. Carol was a mutual friend of Dolores’ and they went way back. I found Dolores to be like a grandmother, with a cool edge. She was excited as the rest of us attending and couldn't wait to network. That weekend Dolores spoke on several topics, but the one that grabbed me was her exploration of past-life encounters with those who knew Jesus. As a recovering southern Baptist, this was information that was music to my ears. During the break I was lucky enough to sit with Dolores and talk with her about reincarnation, and the subject of past-lives with Jesus. She was thrilled to know that her lecture did indeed help me put so much of my religious frustrations in a higher perspective. That was the first thing I really loved about Dolores, her desire to help people overcome fear in any form. Interesting enough while I was chatting with Dolores over the lunch break, I noticed a man in, of course, a black trench coat and suit, starring at us from the lobby of the hotel where the conference was taking place. After I excused myself to use the restroom the man in black was already waiting for me by the men’s room. He abruptly asked me why I was at this conference. As I starred at him, he seemed to be almost “soulless” and at the time I could not explain the feeling I got, but it was not good.
Being highly irritated by his invasive nature I sternly answered that I was at the conference to help E.T. phone home. Now here is an interesting scenario. After I sarcastically replied to the man, I blinked and suddenly the man in black was now a man in a blue military uniform. I was so stunned that I dashed into the restroom hoping he would not follow. After I was done, I cautiously tiptoed out the restroom, and the mysterious man was nowhere to be seen. Later I came to realize that this was a type of invasive protocol that the “men in black” often do to intimidate people of interest. I rushed back over to Dolores’ vendor table and quickly rattled off what had just happened. Dolores was always hard to shock, and in this case, she was no different. With a calm smile she looked at me and said, “you must be on their list.” I must have looked like a deer in the headlights because she put her hand on my shoulder and began to explain that (they) the men in black often showed up at conferences like this one, and they were very invasive at times. They were also known to shape-shift.
Dolores had a way of calming someone down with ease. Her metaphysical knowledge and experience gave way to a very easy and constructive type of energy. She could explain the most cringe worthy type of paranormal experiences in a process that was digestible. She let me know with no uncertain terms that the men in black could not harm me, but they could try to intimidate. They were always around, but try to perceive them as flies and shew them away. From that moment on Dolores and I became fast friends. As the years went on I started my own event/public relations business specifically designed for spiritual teachers and authors. Celebrities like Helen Reddy, Dee Wallace and Lindsay Wagner were all stepping into more spiritual roles as workshop presenters, and along with them Dolores became one of my most cherished clients. I traveled with Dolores on the road from 2010-2012 helping with her lectures and past-life hypnosis training seminars. It was an incredible time to hear and even witness the miraculous healing people shared by using her special hypnosis technique. I was able to teach right along with Dolores during many of those events and sharing the stage with her was a dream come true. On one occasion during a hypnosis training seminar in Northern Arkansas, Dolores surprised me by asking if I would be willing to be put under hypnosis for the class. I did not hesitate and agreed. Part of that experience is available to hear via the video posted below. That session forever changed so much of my inner life, that it is extremely hard to put into words. I see now how incredible the gift was with being close to Dolores and seeing her work touch so many people. After her passing, I knew that her work was going to be even more essential to the spectrum of higher consciousness. Death would not slow her down at all. As a matter of fact, being free from this physical would giver her limitless space to help and guide even more souls onward to a better spiritual perspective.
Since her death, I have had new clients call me up and tell me that Dolores had sent them to me either in a dream or in a meditation. I'm comforted by the fact that she is networking, teaching and guiding form the Other Side. The result of her work now is in the hearts and minds of those that are authentically tapped into her energy.The other day I was scrolling through my Facebook feed seeing all the fear being manufactured by the covid-19 situation. Dolores popped into my mind and stated, “This is not a virus-pandemic, but a fear pan-pandemic.” Dolores was always “matter-of-fact” when it came to making her point. Even in death, she states it like it is. I Love you Dolores!
© Darrin W. Owens
Over the years, I have written and talked about the essential aspects of psychic power and intuition. First, both aspects of our spiritual power work hand in hand. Since we as a global consciousness have evolved and opened more fully to our inner resources, these abilities have become even more magnified within our psyches. I have seen an interesting shift in the perception of what being psychic means to my students and clients. My instruction of psychic power as a spiritual attribute is finally making it into people’s belief systems, even though it has been a standard truth for many years. I have always been an advocate of teaching that psychic power is a spiritual gift of the soul and not a circus sideshow.
“The psychic, then, is of the soul . . .” (Edgar Cayce reading 5752-1.) As a psychic I have always based my teachings on this simple but powerful truth: being psychic belongs to the soul. Since we are all souls, then we are all endowed with psychic potential. Being psychic is not a “special” gift given to only a few, therefore; it is part of the spiritual makeup of every soul. As our soul evolves, our psychic potential evolves, and we are becoming vastly multidimensional. This evolution is for the conscious soul that has become aware of its spiritual power. He or she asks the question that I hear so often now: “What’s next?” The next step in psychic awareness is the understanding of what we can do in helping the “shift” of our planet by using our psychic intuitive power. First, let me describe the union between psychic power and intuition. I want to give you a clear picture of the resources within you. I teach that we are all psychic intuitives because all of us carry both senses. Some folks think that people are endowed with either one or the other of these spiritual powers or that psychic power is better or stronger than intuition. Let me dispel some of that confusion.
There are two questions I am most often asked by students during my workshops.
1. Am I a psychic or an intuitive?
2. Is there a difference between the two terms?
My answer to both questions is a definitive yes. Yes, you are both psychic and intuitive, and yes, there is a huge difference between the two terms. They do, however, work hand in hand with each other. Think of the term psychic as being an extended level of intuition. Intuition is like an energy language of the soul. It is an extra sense that is more personal in nature for an individual. It is a whisper from your higher self. Think of intuition as information that is directed internally. Intuition fuels many spiritual tools such as energy healing, hunches, gut feelings, meditative awareness, and creativity. Subtle power is the nature of intuition. Intuition always directs us back to ourselves. It also gives us helpful information for our life’s path. The psychic nature is more extroverted and impersonal in its energetic intelligence. It is a magnification of intuitive awareness in the process of accessing energy from others and the environment. Psychic power is the ability to access information from energy and intelligences outside of one’s inner personal dynamics. Psychic ability encompasses the gifts of reading others intuitively, communicating with the dead, accessing potential future realities, and having medical clairvoyance. These are all psychic powers, just to name a few. Intuition is more personal while psychic ability is more impersonal in accessing energetic information. You can also think of psychic ability as the expanded mind that accesses energetic information, whereas intuition is the key used in the clear and accurate interpretation of the energetic information.
When I conduct my psychic sessions, I will see a vision or get an impression of my client, psychically. Then I run it through my intuition by asking: what does this information mean for my client? By simply asking a question, I have given my intuition permission to access the personal results of the psychic vision. That is why many people have visions or psychic flashes about something but never think to ask their intuition for its clarity about them. They are so hung up on the “glamour” of the vision that they have forgotten to ask their intuition for its meaning and direction. I see many psychic people out there who talk to the dead or psychically tap into people with great accuracy, but they are missing one thing. They lack a spiritual connection to their intuitive voice. Remember, intuition is your direct communication link from your higher self. So many people who are psychic are supremely talented, but their information has no sustenance at all because they are not asking for the deeper meanings. Some, mostly healers and counselors, are highly intuitive about feeling people’s emotions and their pain. By asking your psychic self to elaborate, you can receive the actual visions of the situations in that person’s life that may have caused the “dis-eased” feelings. I hope you can now understand the essential union of both psychic and intuitive powers. You can see a great example of the union of psychic intuition with medical intuitives. They can psychically see the diseased area of the body, and through their intuitive connection, they are able to get information about why the diseased organ has manifested in the body. Like I always say, trying to be “psychic” without a strong spiritual and intuitive foundation is like living in Wisconsin with a lactose intolerance problem. Enough said!
© Darrin W. Owens
In my 25 years of experience with spirit releasement and deliverance work I have had the great privilege to make contact and receive help from some extraordinary beings. These particular beings are part of a great canopy of spiritual support called The Bands of Mercy. The Bands of Mercy help to escort various spirits and entities through the light into the spiritual and divine realms on the other side. Their main focus is the work of redemption. In my own terms the redemption process is helping transform a soul out of fear into the light of love. This is the method of a soul at the time of death. If a soul is not bound by fear it releases its physical body and is transported through the light between death and life. That light is formulated with Divine Love. At the time of physical death, we can move through this light and be “cleansed” all earthly perceptions or traits that can hold us back; all fear based. This is the blessing of the redemption.
My work has been based in the redemption process from the very beginning. I have had the opportunity to help thousands of “lost” souls find their way to the light and onward to their next spiritual adventure. There are many factors that can keep a soul bound to the “outer darkness.” Fear is always the culprit. Anger, hatred, control, grief, and even other entities can keep a soul trapped between our physical realm and the light. I do not do this work alone. I have help from a variety of Mercy Bands that have presented themselves to assist. At first, I worked solely with the Band of Mercy, guiding human souls over to the other side. As the years went on and humanity grew more conscious of other spiritual dimensions more Bands of Mercy came to help. I was no longer helping to release only human souls, but other entities began to emerge as attachments and influences within the human experience. Extra-Terrestrial, Ultra-Terrestrials and Multi-Dimensional Beings began to show themselves. It was at this time that higher-level Mercy Bands began to manifest during my deliverance work. Below is a glossary of these Bands and how to ask for their help. The Mercy Bands have taught be so much of the administrative side of the spirit world and beyond.
If you do the Spiritual Lifting, and still feel as if something negative is affecting you can add this additional protection. Make sure to vocalize it with your palms outward and slightly cupped. This allows for the divine energy within you to up-well and create a sphere of positive influence.
I call upon all appropriate Bands of Mercy to please remove anything that may be attached, affecting or manipulating myself, my mate, my family, my pets, my house(s) and properties, and all that I have domain over. Please place them in the appropriate protected sanctuary or do whatever you deem necessary. I ask this now through the power of the Christ Light and in the name of the Holy Spirit Shekinah and I thank thee.
You can also call on each of the Mercy Bands separately using the same formula as above. Remember if you say these prayers for anyone who is not family, you must ask permission. You do not want to interfere with their free will.
I have found that those who explore the realms of multi-dimensional travel, UFO’s and extra-terrestrial contact benefit by calling on E.T. Band of Mercy and Inter-Dimensional/Dimensional Band of Mercy. Those that were once into any type of occult activity, ritualistic or black magic practices should definitely call on the Glory Band of Mercy. A newer threat to our spiritual health is the obsession with "smart" devices, the internet, and the cyber realm. I have found negative attachments and influences now make their way via the internet. The Cyber-Matrix Band of Mercy made their presence known in my work not long ago. They were formed specifically to divert and release malevolent energies originating from the Cyber Realm.
There is always spiritual help. We as children of the Creator have a spectrum of protection at our fingertips if we just ask. There are supernatural and multi-dimensional realms all around us, and these prayers are essential to our energetic well-being as well as our spiritual sanity.
© Darrin W. Owens