Peace from Purusha

For close to 20 years, we published a very successful conscious living print magazine named Velocity in Central Florida. It was quite a journey starting my publishing venture as a tabloid newspaper in the corner of my dining room. Software wasn't exactly what it is today and I well remember gluing galleys on giant grid sheets at four in the morning as I tried to comply with the printer's deadline and all the while asking myself, "What in the world did I get myself into?!" After putting most issues to bed, I'd lose my voice, literally, because I was so exhausted. (I had a little boy to home school, too, and a spiritual life to explore.)

The newspaper created a bit of a stir in our neck of the woods. When I had people showing up at my front door trying to connect with the giant spiritual community they perceived existed in our area, my husband demanded that I get a p. o. box! I was okay with the visitors. Wasn't connecting people what it was all about? The interesting part was there wasn't a giant sized spiritual community here, but I found everyone I could find to contribute articles and to advertise—I mean I left no stone unturned—and I guess the newspaper gave that impression.

Over time, I'd go through steep learning curves as software and publishing methods advanced and after about ten years I could almost do the technical parts in my sleep. I got the impulse to change the newspaper to a magazine and to change the name from The Messenger to Velocity. Everyone said it would be an uphill battle getting people to accept and realize the name change, but it went off without a hitch, seamlessly, easily, like it was always meant to be... and it was.

I'd take my late night meditation walks and ask for guidance for the magazine. "What's next?" I would ask. "What's around the corner?" And I'd almost always get the best counsel from the non-physical realm.

I was advised to make the front covers as captivating as possible, out there, eye-catching, provocative. The cover needed to match its provocative contents and pull people in. And they did.

Former front covers from two publications published since 1999: The Messenger and Velocity Magazine

Yes, some of the content was provocative. I sometimes would get phone calls from people telling me I was the devil. I'd lose advertising clients sometimes because their clientele objected to the magazine being in their waiting rooms. The message that God lives in you as you (among many other messages) was just not accepted by many people in the bible belt and still is not today. But I know that provocative is louder and louder is needed to reach people. An ascended master once told me, "If you want to people to hear you up here [as she raised her oracle's hand even with the heart], you have to speak here {as she raised her oracle's hand even with the top of his head]." And that's advice I've lived and served by.

In the later years, we printed 25,000 copies of a close to 100-page magazine every two months and distributed them to more than 1,000 locations all over Central Florida. That magazine was everywhere and it had really gained a reputation. I also got the feeling on an intuitive level that it was assisting more people than I knew. 

Then I began to notice that everyone seemed to be immersed in their smartphones and tablets and I'd read statistics about digital publishing that told me here was a trend to pay attention to. I really had learned the bulk of what I could learn with hard copy print publishing so I decided to make a shift and go digital and here we are. 

I hope you enjoy our new creations. Who knows where these will lead us?