Success Stories from the Heart: Passionate and Caring Stories to Open the Heart and Energize the Spirit to Succeed in Life and Love

Success Stories from the Heart

Passionate and Caring Stories to Open the Heart and Energize the Spirit to Succeed in Life and Love

I am pleased to announce that David is included as a contributor in a new book, Success Stories from The Heart: Passionate and Caring Stories to Open the Heart and Energize the Spirit to Succeed in Life and Love . The authors are the original publishers of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Many, many heart inspiring stories are presented to lift our hearts and minds in these challenging times. David’s contribution is titled, The Memory Coat.

The book is scheduled for release on February 5 through I hope you check out the book. All royalties go to several charities in Florida where the publisher is located.

“A brave and mighty volume, Success Stories from the Heart bares their souls and tells the stories of not only their own lives, but of the many lives they’ve touched.

Each contributing author in this extraordinary book has played a pivotal role in the advancement of mental health services and personal transformation. They coined the phrases, they made the discoveries, they are the vanguards who brought us a deeper understanding of the issues that affect us, our families, our communities, and every one of our relationships. They are the true, indispensable guides and mentors who rescue us from ourselves and each other, that teach us better, more fulfilling ways to live.”

Let Success Stories from the Heart  inspire you―it’s a celebration of 40 momentous years and a thrilling celebration of life!

Peter Vegso and Gary Seidler, co-founders of Health Communications Inc. (HCI)

End-of-Life University

Practices to Prepare for the End of Life

In an interview with Karen Wyatt, Patt Lind-Kyle describes how a meditation practice can help decrease the fear of death and prepare you for a peaceful end of life. Patt’s discussion is a segment of End-of-Life University which provides resources and inspiration for the End-of-Life.

Practices to prepare for End of Life
Listen now to Practices to Prepare for the End of Life with Patt Lind-Kyle. at
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I would like to respond to your interest in a taking a meditation class. But first as a way for you to determine if this is the right time for you to take a meditation class please ask yourself,

“Why do I want to take a meditation class at this time in my life?” 

When I asked that of myself, other questions came to mind:

  • “Will learning new forms of meditation more deeply connect me with my heart and be more aware of the Spirit or Self within?”
  • “How will it help me reduce the stress and inner conflict that builds up in my daily life.”
  • “How can I train my mind to be more consciously aware of interrupted thoughts when I’ve tried to meditate.”
  • “Will meditation prepare me for death?” This last question I asked myself is important because it is about confronting death. The Dali Lama says that at the time of death if one’s mind is concentrated enough we will not be pulled in all directions by fear and panic. This he says will be the gift of calmness and peace you give yourself as you die. In this deeper state that meditation teaches us we then may merge with the pure light energy.
  • So, as you decide whether this is the time to learn a deeper path of meditation consider these same questions for you.

praying mantisAre your answers to these the questions leading you to commit to learning a stronger meditation practice?

The meditation tools I provide will be to train our minds to release deep-seated patterns that arise from the brain’s electrical-chemical interactions. We will be working with the fundamental principles of intention, attention and focus as these are the foundation of meditation along with receptivity and awareness. Part of the practice is the importance of learning how to listen to your self.

Would you like to go deeper in your practice?

If you do, together we can create a strong intention of going deeper in our group practice. We will experience being in the flow of meditating the way the brain works.

The general intentions for this meditation class are to open to;

  1. The realization that your thoughts are creating tension in the mind and body and how you can reduce the tension.
  2. Experience that your body is not who you really are and find out who you are.
  3. Learn how to experience direct insights for your life.
  4. Experience consciously the difference between your expanded self and your constricted self.

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If you want to attend we will start with four sessions. The sessions will be four Thursday mornings Oct 25 to November 15 at 10:30 am to 11:45.

It is important to have my book Heal Your Mind Rewire Your Brain and the CD that goes with it. The CD is for your daily practice. The book will provide understanding for your practice. If you don’t have them you can order them on my website. For more information visit – Heal Your Mind Rewire Your Brain  or  to purchase, click on “Shop – MP3s”.

The heart of any spiritual teaching is the concept of receiving and giving. So I am asking for a donation at the end of each session.

If you are interested in the class please contact me either by email or phone for a conversation. If you are not interested in the meditation class at this time please send me an email that you will not be attending.

Timing and commitment are important elements of deepening a meditation practice. For those of you interested in the class I want to connect and provide more clarity to you about the class as I am asking for participation and commitment for all four sessions. At that conversation if you commit to the four session I will then send you directions to my meditation cottage.

Patt Lind-Kyle

530 478-9622

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I like this quote from Sogyal Rinpoche, a Tibetan teacher, about training the mind.

“Training” the mind does not in any way mean forcibly subjugating or brainwashing the mind. To train the mind is first to directly and concretely know how the mind functions, a knowledge that you derive from spiritual teachings and through personal meditation practice. Then you use the understanding to tame the mind and work with it skillfully, to make it more pliable, so you can become a master of your mind and employ it to its fullest and most beneficial end.”

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Aging Wisely

A class in becoming a true elder and discovering our own wisdom.

by Patt Lind-Kyle

Aging Wisely will provide understanding, activities and guided brainwave meditations to explore the various aspects of the aging process.

Wise elders are needed in our society at this time of cultural conflict and uncertainty. In every culture elders have provided the guidance to the young and to leaders to maintain the values and spiritual understanding to keep a society in balance. The challenge of our society today is that we have no script to guide our aging process let alone gaining true inner wisdom.

In this class we will create our own guidelines to develop a relaxing, deepening and insightful life that will support ourselves and others in new and creative ways. During the four sessions we will explore each stage in our life pattern and discover the wisdom we each have. We will use the brainwave CDs I’ve created to enhance our brain/mind capability, learn to reduce the stresses of aging, gain a more open grateful heart and expand our spiritual awareness.

There will be four Tuesday morning sessions starting Tuesday September 4th from 9:30 to 11am, and continuing the 11th, 18th and 25th.  Please contact the church at 530 274-2463 to make reservations to attend.

Unity in the Gold Country

180 Cambridge Ct. Grass Valley, CA
530 274-2463

Cost is by donation.

For further information about Patt Lind-Kyle and her work go to her website:

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I imagine you know that love is the answer for all that we face in life.  But the key question is, do you know how to open to your power of love? This question is especially important now in these conflicting times with the intense human, social and political drama, as well as gun terror, drug overdoses affecting so many, and even the possibility of world disaster?  There seems to be so much fear, pain and suffering we face today in our lives. Can love really help us?

All this fear and suffering in the outer world not to mention our personal inner struggles creates continuing stress and anxiety. What about your fearful thoughts and emotions? Many of us project our anger out at our world with the fear of being a victim, or we project inwardly feeling unworthy and filling our being with guilt and shame. It is these inner and outer fears and struggles that cause us to lose awareness of our heartfelt power of love.

Hafiz, the thirteen century Sufi master and poet, said, “Fear is the cheapest room in the house, I would like to see you in better living conditions.” How can we create better living conditions with our heart power?  The HeartMath Institute in California has done some amazing research on our heart. When you place your conscious attention on your heart it generates five thousand times more electromagnetic energy than your brain. The electromagnetic signals generated by the heart have the capacity to affect others around you. Heart rhythms reflect inner emotional states and stress. Focusing on the heart alters your emotional state via the neurological input from the heart to the brain. The more you are in your heart the more it changes the brain in a positive way. Researchers describe this coherence between the heart and brain, the “heart/brain”

The call within us and by the challenges of the circumstances around us daily is to open our heart to regain our love power and to release our fearful projections so that the power of love fills our heart/brain.

Forgiveness is the energy of the heart that releases the deepest fears that binds negativity to us. Forgiveness can dissipate these cords of negativity. The negative bindings will naturally dissipate if they are not held together by the negativity of our mind. The practice of forgiveness gives us back the power of our heart to love.

A friend and meditation teacher, Doug Kraft, suggests that there are three drivers that generate our need for forgiveness:

  • When you do not fully understand a situation.
  • When you are overcome by remorse and guilt.
  • When your behavior violates your values.

These three drivers lead to four simple forgiveness meditation phrases:

  • I forgive (myself, the other or group) for not understanding)
  • I forgive (myself, the other or group) for making mistakes.
  • I forgive (myself, the other or group) for hurting (myself, the other or group)
  • I forgive (myself, the other or group) for not following (my, your, their) deepest values.

Whatever blocks your heart of love today use these four meditation phrases to release your heart love energy. As you work with these forgiveness statements focus on the feeling at your heart center, breathe deeply and let the power of your heart/brain release you to your power of love.

Also, below is a powerful video from my book Embracing The End of Life: A Journey into Dying and Awakening. This is a forgiveness meditation video that will assist you in this process of awakening to your heart now. This video meditation uses the chakra color and brain wave frequencies embedded in the sound frequency of the color itself. To watch the color listen to the guided questions with your eyes half open. Put your attention and focus on listening to what you are experiencing inside yourself. This will allow the color to naturally enter into your unconscious as you have your eyes slightly open. If after a period of time your eyes close that is okay. I suggest at the end of the video to write about your experience. The more you write the more will come to your mind from your unconscious into your heart. Click the white arrow on the video image to view.  For full screen viewing click the 4 arrows icon next to Vimeo in the lower right of the video.

Green 4 – Forgiveness Meditation; Green 4 Embracing the End of Life Part II: A Journey to Freedom from Patt Lind-Kyle on Vimeo.

To find the 16 videos that accompany my book click here for Meditations on my website. They are free.
For more on my latest book visit Embracing the End of Life: A Journey into Dying & Awakening.

May the power of forgiveness fill your heart/brain with love!

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Ippy Gold Medal - Independent Publisher Book Awards

Gold 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards

IPPY GOLD for New Age/Mind-Body-Spirit!

Patt is honored and delighted to have been awarded the 2018 the Independent Publisher Book Awards (“IPPY”) gold medal for New Age/Mind-Body-Spirit category for her newest book, Embracing the End of Life: A Journey Into Dying & Awakening.  The award ceremony will be held May 29th in NYC. 

The IPPY Awards recognize the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles published each year. The awards are open to all members of the independent publishing industry, and to authors and publishers worldwide who produce books intended for an English-speaking market. According to Independent Publisher, since the inaugural contest in 1996, nearly 5,000 books have received IPPY Awards, along with the recognition, credibility, and increased sales that a book award can bring. Independent spirit and expertise comes from publishers of all sizes and budgets, and books are judged with that in mind.

Launched in 1996 and conducted each year to honor the year’s best independently published books, the “IPPY” Awards recognize merit in a broad range of subjects and reward authors and publishers who “take chances and break new ground.” Small presses, university presses, and self-publishing services give experimental and entrepreneurial authors a platform to share their stories, impart wisdom, and speak out against ignorance and prejudice.

IPPY medal-winning books will be celebrated on May 29th during the annual BookExpo publishing convention in New York.  Gold, silver and bronze IPPY medallions are being awarded in 83 national, 24 regional, and 11 e-book categories. This year’s contest drew 4,500 entries, and medals will go to authors and publishers from 43 U.S. states, 6 Canadian provinces, and 12 countries overseas.

  1. New Age/Mind-Body-Spirit





Embracing the End of Life: A Journey Into Dying & Awakening

By Patt Lind-Kyle, MA

(Llewellyn Publications)








The Year of Drinking Magic: Twelve Ceremonies With the Vine of Souls

By Guy Crittenden

(Apocryphile Press)







Change the Story of Your Health: Using Shamanic and Jungian Techniques for Healing

By Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD

(Findhorn Press)


Embracing the End of Life joins Patt’s earlier book Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain which was also awarded a Gold IPPY for Health and Wellness in 2010.

End of life care: I had a dream and you were in it

How could it be that I dreamt about you? Yes, I had this dream and you were in it.  What I realize now is that the dream depends on you.

This is my dream. I dreamt that you are very smart, aware and conscious of what really matters in this world.  You also are waking up to the realization that you are not going to live in this life form forever.  In the dream you were wondering what was going to happen to you when this life ends and how it will end. You wondered what it was going to be like at the end of your life.

I saw in my dream that you wanted to have some guidance in order to prepare for this happening.  But you did not want to go through this preparation alone.  You wanted to share this important venture with family or with loved ones. You wanted to be supported by others but most of all you were curious as to what it would be like to have the experience to awaken together.

Well, when I awoke from the dream I knew I had to let you know the answer to your concerns.  You already know I have written a book called, Embracing the End of Life: A Journey Into Dying and Awakening.  It is a guidebook for dying.   But it is also a guide to living now in an awake aspect of being human. This book can help release you from the driven fear that holds you attached to this life of suffering. It guides you how to open to the joy of freedom now before you die.

As I was writing this book, my constant question was, how important is it to create community discussions about the end of life like our ancestors did and like people in other countries are still doing.

Embracing the End of Life Facilitators GuideI now am now introducing a facilitators guide book just for this purpose to help to create community. Its purpose is to form a group in order to help people create an aligned caring community and support now for the end of life and opening to a more vital life now.  The facilitators guide book is a way to create such a group. It is designed to answer the question of how to get started into an end of life and awakening conversation.

The facilitators guide book will give you examples and tips on how to get started on this journey. This guide is to assist in conversations that breaks the taboo about talking about death in order to prepare for your own death and awakening. The wonder of it all is that this type of group provides a conversational experience within a context of a supportive community.

Embracing the End of Life Meditations CDIn the guide book you will find how to form a group, how to use the resources and meditations that I provide. There is also a down loadable guided meditation CD available on my website at End of Life Meditations CD that can be used in place of the written meditations.  As your group moves through Part 1 of the book this CD will be a resource as it has music, and brainwave binaural beats to drop you deeper into the meditation process. There are also 16 free videos on my website that is used in Part 2 of the book.

All in all this was quite a dream I had with you.  It is a dream I will not forget.  This dream can open you to realize what we are here for and how to release the fear of death and to awaken from the dream of this life.

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You are invited to dialogue!

“If you are mindful at death it will not come as a surprise. You will not be anxious. You will feel that death is merely like changing your clothes.” ~ Dalai Lama.

Most of you have read or heard me reaffirm, Death is a sacred act. It is the most important moment in our life. It is also the moment of waking up. Death is inevitable no matter how repressed we make it in our culture. We will all die. How do we prepare now and discover the freedom from the fear of death to live more expanded lives?

Over the next few weeks, I will be traveling across California to lead a series of dialogues around how we as individuals and as community can open ourselves to discuss this most important aspect of our lives.  My intention is to create a safe space where we can freely discuss our deepest desires and those of our dearest loved ones with our family, friends and community.

I invite you to join me either in person or listen on the radio:

Unity in the Gold Country
Sun February 18, 2018 ~ 10:30am PST
Workshop 12:30pm
180 Cambridge Court
Grass Valley CA 95945
See Unity Event

With James Bragg, KSAR-FM
Is Fear of Death Lurking Behind All Your Busy-ness?
Tue February 20, 2018  11am PST (1pm CST)

Community Dialogue and Book Signing
Sun February 25, 2018 ~ 11:30am – 2:00pm PST
Murphys Diggins Community Center
216 Tom Bell Road, Murphys, CA
Learn more at A Community Dialogue
Hosted by John Adams and Rhoda Nussbaum

The Mike Schikman Show, WSVA-AM
Is Fear of Death Lurking Behind All Your Busy-ness?
Mon March 12, 2018
12:37pm PST (3:37pm EST)
Podcasts posted at Mike Schikman Show

Nancy’s Bookshelf with Nancy Wiegman
NSPR North State Public Radio
Wed. March 14, 2018 ~10am PST

Also Click to review RECENT PODCASTS

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Meditations for End of Life CD

Just Released ~ 6 new Meditations for Embracing the End of Life!

These six (6) meditations are from the book Embracing the End of Life: A Journey into Dying & Awakening. The recordings are designed to guide you into a deeper meditation experience. The meditations may be replayed many times in order to release the resistance to death and become open to being awake and vital in your life now.

Within the music background are binaural beats which are specific brainwave patterns. The binaural beats aid you in deepening the meditation while maintaining a high level of concentration and awareness. At the beginning of each meditation I describe its purpose and relationship to the material in the book. These meditations come from the first part of the book: How to Prepare for Your Death. In the second part of the book, The Journey to Freedom: A Guide to Life, there are 16 video recordings to assist you in the journey of awakening.

Track 1 The Pain Meditation – Page 41 in Embracing the End of Life – Alpha

Track 2 The Meaning of Your Life – Page 44 EEL – Alpha

Track 3 Preparation for Letting Go – Page 68 EEL – Theta Track

4 For Dying and After Death – Page 88 EEL – Theta/Delta

Track 5 Preparation for After Life – Page 105 EEL – Theta

Track 6 How a Person Dies – Page 48 EEL – Alpha See inside cover for more information on brainwaves.

Music composed by Patt Lind-Kyle
Executive Producer: Patt Lind-Kyle
Producer: Michael Logue
Recorded, mixed and Mastered by Michael Logue
Cover by Llewellyn WorldWide Publishers
Please Visit: for more information.

Healing Times Radio~Conversations with Extraordinary People

Dr Emmett Miller ~ Embracing the End of Life: A Conversation with Patt Lind-Kyle on

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Dr Emmett Miller invites you to:

Listen to this episode about embracing the end-of-life? Our natural reaction is to quickly flip to another page. But not so fast.

In our culture we deny what we don’t understand, and nowhere is this more obvious than in how we deal with yes and dying. We try very hard to pretend that it doesn’t exist, when our pretensions break down we do everything we can to delay death even if it means it living in a hospital bed with seven tubes entering and leaving our bodies, Then when it happens we’re all shocked and ripped apart.

One’s life changes when one begins to realize the death is a part of life– that in fact yes didn’t exist until life invented it!

Let me introduce you to Patt Lind-Kyle, a longtime friend of mine, who has boldly gone where a few have been willing to go, And has written an intensely needed book, Embracing the End of Life: A Journey into Dying and Awakening.  In this conversation you will learn much about Pat’s incredible journey, her long periods of silence and meditation, in some of her remarkable discoveries about how we can learn from and have our lives profoundly enriched through following this entertaining and easy to read roadmap. Patt was trained as a hospice volunteer and served patients in the Hospice Hospital of Portland, OR and Hospice of the Foothills in CA. Patt confronted the deep fear of her own death in a long meditation retreat.  This experience launched a study of the dying process in preparation for her own death (although she is in no way on the verge of leaving us), and by developing personal exploratory practices about death, Patt has defined the step by step process of dying including legal, caregiving and awakening processes. Have a listen…you won’t be disappointed.

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