300 Likes Giveaway

Woooo hoooo! I am thrilled to have so many likes to the Dance of the Electric Hummingbird Facebook page! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

To show my appreciation, I’m giving away a FREE Dance of the Electric Hummingbird custom T-shirt to one lucky winner.** All you have to do is comment on this post and you are entered to win! Easy enough, right? Keep reading for details.

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This super comfortable shirt looks great on both men and women. Sammy Hagar and his road crew all own one. Now it’s YOUR turn! All your friends will want one too, but the only way to get one is by entering this contest.

Ok, here goes. Please post your comment on the following:

If you could name a scene, paragraph, sentence or phrase from Dance of the Electric Hummingbird that inspired you the most, what would it be and why did you choose it? (Please do not include quotes from other authors, such as the quotes I used to introduce each chapter.)

That’s it! Good luck and thanks for your support. You ROCK!

Deadline for entry is midnight on April 29, 2014. Drawing to be held on April 30, 2014. Winner notified by email.

**Size selection not available

 

Guest appearance on “Illuminate Together” this Wednesday

I’m really looking forward to being a guest on “Illuminate Together” with host Michelle Spalding this Wednesday, March 26 at 4:30 PM ET, 2:30 PM, MT. Hope you’ll join us. Better yet, please call in and join in the conversation. We’d love to hear from you!

Illuminate Together ~ Pat Walker – An Unexpected Journey into the “Impossible”

Start Living The Life You Truly Want

Michelle Spalding          Michelle Spalding  

Illuminate Together Radio is a place  where you can learn ideas to help you grow your business in alignment with your personal spiritual beliefs.  Where you can learn from experts, hear their stories and become inspired.  A place where your questions are answered and your opinion counts.  A place where conscious business leaders gather to learn from each other and shine their lights together to change the world for the better.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/michellespalding/2014/03/26/illuminate-together-pat-walker–an-unexpected-journey-into-the-impossible

Guest Appearance on Positive Perspectives Radio Show this Tuesday

Please join me, Patricia Walker, and host Melinda Carver, this Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 9:00 PM ET on “Positive Perspectives Radio” for a discussion that is sure to entertain and inspire you!

Melinda Carver Melinda Carver

Here’s the link to the show: Positive Perspectives

You are encouraged to call in with your questions or your input. To speak with the host please call: (646) 915-8066 during the show.

Hope you’ll tune in this Tuesday!

Come One, Come All…

Need something to do this weekend to escape the heat? Why not come wander around the wonderful booths and workshops at INATS West in Denver? There is so much to do and see and I will be signing copies of my book DANCE OF THE ELECTRIC HUMMINGBIRD in my publisher’s booth. Please look for Rainbow Ridge Books.

I love, love, LOVE meeting new people, so I hope you’ll stop by and say hello!

INTERNATIONAL NEW AGE TRADE SHOW, June 22-24, 2013

Show Hours:

Saturday, June 22:  9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, June 23:   10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday, June 24:    9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Show Location:

Denver Merchandise Mart
451 East 58th Street
Denver, CO 80216

Book Signing This Saturday! Hope to See You There!

Please join me this coming Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 3:00 – 5:30 PM, as I will be signing copies of “Dance of the Electric Hummingbird” at:

Celebration Metaphysical Center
2209 West Colorado Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
(719) 634-1855 

Celebration Store

Celebration Metaphysical Center was created when Steve and Dolores Baker bought Celebration New Age/Conscious Living Store in early 2012! Their vision was to evolve this traditional new age gift shop into a center focused on being the resource to help anyone on their spiritual path.

I’m excited to meet you this Saturday and looking forward to chatting with you. So many of you have had similar experiences and I love to hear about them. It’s emancipating when you realize that you are not alone.

Hope you’ll stop by and say hello. Please also, be sure to check out this wonderful store and their great staff while you’re there. Celebration has something for everyone!

For more information, please click here: http://www.celebrationstore.com/13601.html

DANCE OF THE ELECTRIC HUMMINGBIRD Wins CIPA EVVY Award

To say that I am honored would be a gross understatement. I suppose my story continues to be a testimony to the power of believing in your dreams!

DANCE OF THE ELECTRIC HUMMINGBIRD received the award of “Merit Book” at the 2013 CIPA EVVY Awards banquet on Saturday.

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   Author Patricia Walker with Ward Lucas

author Patricia Walker With Ward Lucas

 

Master of Ceremonies Ward Lucas, former TV anchorman and journalist for Channel 9 News in Denver, read the names of the winners. To have been chosen among the many books entered, and to have received this award for my first book is a thrill and an honor beyond words.

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“Dance of the Electric Hummingbird” displayed with some of the other nominees

 

A heartfelt “thank you” to the judges of CIPA, to my publisher Robert Friedman of Rainbow Ridge Books and Anthony Pomes of Square One Publishing and to Sammy Hagar for believing in me. Thank you, Aaron Hagar, for the outstanding work you did on the cover painting, and last but certainly not least: thank you to my publicist, Sara Sgarlat, my husband Dee Walker, my family, friends, and readers and to all of YOU for your continued love and support.

I couldn’t have realized this tremendous accomplishment without you. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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Video Interview on The Moore Show Tomorrow!

Kevin Moore Kevin Moore

Please join host Kevin Moore and me tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00 PM MT for our video interview on The Moore Show. Details here: http://www.themooreshow.co.uk/past-shows.php?show_id=256

I will be on the first half of the show.

Multiplatform broadcasts on TV, Radio & Online. Hope you’ll tune it!

About The Moore Show: Alternative Late Night Talk

Presented by Kevin Moore, The Moore Show - Alternative Late Night Talk provides the platform from which some of the world’s greatest philosophers, paranormal researchers, life coaches, spiritual teachers and authors can communicate their work, research, observations and reflections, and infuse into our common knowledge their understanding of life and the universe.

The Moore Show will be reaching this ever-growing group of people searching for deeper understanding in their life and the universe. The guests invited on the show are experienced individuals renowned in their field, who aspire to empower and teach the viewers/listeners to search for spiritual solutions to their daily living.

In short, The Moore Show offers a safe haven for viewers/listeners tired of the same old political/celebrity/comedy/daytime talk show. Beyond entertainment, The Moore Show is about giving people back to themselves as we explore the positive changes transforming individuals, communities and cultures by starting with ‘me’.

New Interviews Posted

A sincere THANK YOU to Tara Sutphen and Tim Northburg for recently featuring me in their online and podcast interviews. It was an honor and a pleasure to have been invited to do these guest spots with you!

The interview I did on “Transformations with Tara”, with the lovely and talented Tara Sutphen is now available here: http://contacttalkradio.net/CTR/tarasutphen022213.mp3. Tara and I discuss my unexpected and incredible spiritual awakening and its effects on my life.

I also did a short interview for Tim Northburg’s “Otterocity Blog” here: http://www.otterocity.com/apps/blog/show/25376574-otterview-pat-walker. This blog is dedicated to finding more joy in life, and who can’t use more joy? Tim is also an excellent writer and has several books published. Please visit his website for more information.

Voyage into the Mind and Limitless Possibilities

My heart is beating fast with anticipation, frustration and excitement because I’m so inspired I want to climb out of my skin. My next book is swirling in my mind like a mad tornado, ripping up everything in its path: ideas are bouncing around in my head, in the pages of my notebook, scribbled on scraps of paper that get scattered all over the house, and saved in dozens of computer files. In other words, the story is still working itself out but not fast enough to catch up with my emotions. That’s often what happens to me. I don’t write the story, or the poetry that comes out of my hands—they write themselves. But it’s coming. I still need to do some research though, and that takes time.

As a means of better understanding the revelations I’ve been shown about the power of the body, mind, and spirit, and in order to more effectively relate what I’ve learned through my books, in a few weeks, I’m attending the 6-day Gateway Voyage program at The Monroe Institute (TMI) in Virginia. TMI is dedicated to educating people from all walks of life and from over the world about peak human performance under the premise that human beings are much more than their physical bodies and they use sound to induce altered states of consciousness. That’s exactly how my out-of-body experience (OBE) happened to me—sound waves (in my case through live music) lifted me out of my body and showed me my definition of self, God, truth, and the meaning of my life, so TMI seemed like the next logical step.

In retrospect, it’s no surprise that TMI came to me in the serendipitous manner in which it did. When I first had my OBE during Sammy Hagar’s concert in Mexico in 2003, I had no idea what had happened to me. I thought it was my imagination. Or the heat. Or the tequila. But things changed instantly in my life as a result, and I knew that heat or tequila or my imagination were not enough to maintain the ongoing and exceedingly incredible things that I soon found taking place in my life.

I kept a journal, because the things that were happening to me were so hard for me to believe and so wonderful. These things didn’t happen to ordinary people like me! But they were. Fearing for my sanity while at the same time, feeling in complete awe at all the events taking place, I sought concrete explanations. After my Internet search of the words “altered states of consciousness” brought up a book titled Muddy Tracks by Frank DeMarco, I checked the book out of my local library and eventually bought it.

As I read the first few chapters of Frank’s book, I became disgusted with myself for harboring the ridiculous notion that I could ever write a book about what was happening to me. “There’s no reason for me to try to write a book about all this,” I told myself. “Frank already wrote it!” DeMarco was saying the exact same things that I was going to say–and although I initially felt discouraged as far as the writing of my own book, it was such a relief to discover that I wasn’t losing my mind because obviously, these things happened to other people too. But Frank’s story also differed from mine in a lot of ways, one of which was his mentioning of a place in Virginia called The Monroe Institute and how it helped him travel out of his body to places all over the world and to other dimensions.

The more I read Muddy Tracks, the more I got the feeling that I was supposed to contact Mr. DeMarco, but I kept pushing the thought away, telling myself that it was ridiculous. What would I say to him? And the moment I had these thoughts, I read in Muddy Tracks, how Frank was considering writing to the author of a book he was reading. The title was something about a praying mantis, I think. One day as he was pondering all this, he noticed a praying mantis clinging to the outside of his screen door, and he took it as a sign that he should indeed contact that author. But like me, he told himself he was being ridiculous and he didn’t know what to say to her, so he talked himself out of it. A year later, he finally decided to reach out to that author but when he did, he discovered that she had recently passed away. He would never know the impact that author would have had on his life.

When I read this in Frank’s book, I nearly fell out of my chair. It was as if he had read my mind and was telling me not to make the same mistake he did. So with trepidation, I emailed him, telling myself, “He’s a famous writer. He’ll never answer me.”

Days later, I received an email from him.

We exchanged emails for a little while and he was very encouraging and kind. At the time I was still unsure of where my experiences were leading me and I was afraid, so I was rather vague about whom the famous celebrity was that was involved in my story and other details.

Years passed. I wrote my book, got an official endorsement from Sammy, then proceeded to try and find an agent. After countless rejection letters, I decided to self-publish. I knew I had a good book. I knew it was well-written. But something told me to contact Mr. DeMarco again. Maybe he’d be interested in hearing what became of my experiences. Maybe he’d even write me a blurb of endorsement! I almost talked myself out of it again because I didn’t want to bother him, but something within me insisted, so I emailed him once more.

Not only did he write a blurb for my book, but he gave me the name of his publisher and told me he would recommend me to him because he thought his publisher might be interested in my story since he specialized in New Age books.

I contacted Frank’s publisher and he asked for my book proposal, which I sent. Then I held my breath. I’d been through this process before, but something about this time felt different. Within a week, the publisher told me that he loved my book and wanted to publish it.

I later learned that my publisher too, had participated in several workshops at The Monroe Institute, and when the opportunity recently presented itself for me to go, I jumped on it without giving it much thought. Part of me scolded, “It’s too expensive! Think of all the other things you could do with that money!” But, as is now typical of the serendipity and synchronicity that has poured into my life since my OBE in 2003 at Sammy’s concert, it all just fell into my lap and I felt nudged by an unseen force, so I’m doing it! I’ve learned over the years that when something happens so effortlessly like that, whether I understand its significance at the time or not, it’s always in my  best interest to see it through.

I will keep a journal while I’m there to record my experiences. From what I hear, I’m sure they will be vast. And although I’m going there with no expectations other than to gain a better understanding of the power of my mind and spirit, since I’ve already had an OBE, I’m curious to find out what will happen during my Gateway Voyage.

Stay tuned.

(For more information on The Monroe Institute, please click here: The Monroe Institute)