Sending Love to James

SendingLovetoJamesAs I think about how to start this message, I realize that there are three different situations or areas of thought converging at the same time. First, friendship has been on my mind and part of the conversations I’ve been in, because of last week’s newsletter. The second thing is the upcoming anniversary of Storm Wisdom, which we will celebrate this coming Saturday (4/29). And the third is James Betz.

I had a visit with James this week. It was not the goofy, playful kind of interaction I am use to when we get together. Instead it was somber and serious.

About the time I was dreaming Storm Wisdom into being. An acquaintance who was aware of my focus, met James and found out he was in the process of opening the ‘AHH Center’ (Arizona Holistic Healing). She thought that there might be some opportunity for us to collaborate, as it seemed we were moving in the same direction.

I called James to find out what he was up to.., and we agreed to meet. The truth is, we were trying to create different things, so we decided to keep going in our unique directions. But we also decided to support and help one another in any way we could. So early on, James was my biggest ally. He was a part of cleaning up and preparing the space that would eventually become Storm Wisdom.

8 years ago when we opened, James was one of the first Spiritual Consultants (along with Gisela and Victoria) to see clients at the store. He was there every Sunday for a year and a half. He was someone who would cover for me if I needed to run errands or attend meetings. He was and still is a champion and cheerleader for all we do.

He started to offer Crystal Bowl sessions.., both one-on-one and group meditations about a year after we opened. It became such a profound calling for him that even when he stopped doing private sessions at the store, he continued to offer monthly Crystal Bowl meditations as a part of our Friday Night ‘Meet, Meditate, & Mingle’ series.

James’ has been a fixture and important part of the Storm Wisdom Journey.

But this week, just before our celebration, my friend James has to withdraw from offering his Friday night Crystal Bowl meditations (at least for now). I know how hard this decision was for James to make. Sound Healing is one of his greatest passions.

James has health issues. Some started over a year ago. Some, seemingly the worst of them, are revealing themselves this year. They have created chaos and forced James to make many changes. Everything is up for examination.

The most important and significant change (in my opinion) is that James now is focused on his own self-care, healing and health. He has been there for so many of us, at times at his own expense. He now is committed to doing those things that are most aligned with the health of his mind, body and spirit.

It makes me incredibly sad to see him going through this. Yet, I am hopeful that with his intention and attention to return to wellness quickly, that this will be behind him soon. I invite you to join me in sending him positive thoughts, healing Light and Energy, and much Love.

Thank You James for all you do for our community? I know you will contribute and share of yourself in new ways. So this is not the end. It is the beginning of something new.

With Light, Love, and Laughter
Charles

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  1. Healing wishes are being sent to James. Thank you for sharing this and I hope to see you and James at your anniversary celebration.

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    • Thank you Sandy… from both of us! And I am looking forward to seeing you at the celebration!

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  2. Charles, thank you for sharing. I’m holding healing space for him and sending lots of love! Can’t wait to see his smiling face again.

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    • I know he will appreciate that Victoria! Yes to the smiles! 🤗

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  3. Sending love and healing energy to James. Happy Anniversary to Storm Wisdom. I was just there, and love visiting.

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    • Thanks Linda for sending Love and Healing… as well as coming to see us! They mean a lot!

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  4. I first met James at The Logos Center in 2012 and was instantly struck by his warmth and eyes that seemed to be lit from within…on another occasion, at Storm Wisdom, we had what I felt was a quite special moment as he took the time to introduce me to his crystal bowls in the most joyful manner…there was a feeling of being happy, playful children in a peaceful and secluded magical glen. He most likely does not remember me, but oh how I remember him! The joy he brings to others lingers.

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    • What an enchanting memory Cheryl! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  5. Thank you for sharing Charles. I wish the very best for James and may his journey to health and well-being be embraced in the wings of Angels.

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    • I know he will appreciate your well wishes and the support from the Angels Stephanie!

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    • Thanks Sarah!

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  6. Charles, what a beautiful post. Yes, love…and wishes for a rapid return to optimal well-being, along with a reawakening of the energy of the beloved, that wants to be remembered within James, within each of us.

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    • Thanks Vikki!

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  7. Thank you for your kind words.. Your prayers are appreciated.. We all have challenging times in my life.. Much love ..May you be blessed.. James

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    • Receive it ALL James! You have legions of Love and healing energies being channeled your way!

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  8. James sounds like a wonderful spirit who has helped so many. I am happy to send Reiki. The one thing I have learned from animals is that we have the gift and ability to heal ourselves. May this special energy awaken in James and may he be protected.

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    • Thanks Donna!

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  9. Sending the beautiful Love and Healing for our dearest friend James. Blessings for all for the blessings we have received from James now may they return to him 10 fold
    ***
    Ember***

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    • Yes to that Ember!!

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  10. James always has a big hug and a ready smile whenever our paths cross. Please let him know that I am sending love, light and healing energy, on the wings of 10,000 angels.

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    • I am sure he appreciates that Michelle! Thanks

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  11. What a beautiful community surrounding James in light and Love! Adding my best intentions for vibrant health and a return to the work and service that you love, James!

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    • Thanks for being part of this community Julie! Your friends were in the other day to say Hi!

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  12. I am saddened to hear James is having a difficult time now. May he be blessed by positive healing energies. Sending love his way.

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    • Thanks for including your Love and Healing Energies into the mix Rebecca!

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  13. Congrats on your 8th Anniversary! I remember when it all started! I met James around the same time as your shop opened.. My thoughts and prayers are with James.

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    • Thanks Sherry! In some ways it seems like yesterday! Much appreciation for the prayers!

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  14. I am affirming excellent health for James! Namaste James!

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    • Thanks Mary!

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  15. Healing thoughts and blessings to James
    Pat

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    • Thanks Pat…, sending Love and Light right back to you!

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  16. More love and light and healing for James. I am returning his wonderful hugs and smiles. I have always loved loved his crystal bowls and his passion for sharing them. What a gift he has been through the years. Wishing him a quick and easy recovery, Wishing Storm Wisdom many more years of wonderful blessings.

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    • Thanks Nancy!

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  17. So much Love Light Prayers and Healing to James! One of my favorite people in Phoenix. I can’t believe it’s been 8 years since we met both of you. Andre and I are both sending lots of love. Miss you all!

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    • Sometimes it seems like those eight years started a lifetime ago Karen! Thanks for the Love!

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  18. Thank you, Charles… James was there for me, during some pretty tough times… his wisdom and strength made life easier for me! Much love is being sent
    his way, surrounding him with light! Always, always when you’re going through Hell, keep moving so you come out the other side!!! Here’s to the other
    side for James! Nance McK

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    • Thank you Nance… I know he appreciates your continued support!

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