eastwind journals – October 7, 2021 By Bernie V. Lopez, Share with friends – As Sister Raquel Reodica, RVM, the cancer-healing nun, related this story over the phone, she said she could smell the scent of dama de noche. Strangely, her residence did not have that par­ticular plant. I felt bad that IContinue reading “THE BALLERINA AND THE NUN”


eastwind journals – May 22, 2021 By Bernie Lopez, Share with friends – In August 1991, Sr. Raquel Reodica, RVM, was scheduled to launch a gigantic healing concert at the Araneta Coliseum on the birthday of Mama Mary on September 8. There was a big snag. The plan was in conflict with anotherContinue reading “NO CONTEST FOR KUYA GERMS”


eastwind journals – June 12, 2021 By Bernie V. Lopez, Share with friends – Inside you is darkness and mystery. Out in the world, all is bright and clear because you see yourself reflected in it. The story of a bank executive. Kirk was a young investment analyst in a bank, quiet, withdrawn,Continue reading “THE SECRET TO INNER PEACE”


eastwind journals – June 5, 2021 By Bernie V. Lopez, Share with friends – CASE NO. 1. My cousin tells me this story about his new neighbor who just bought a house. It was a luxurious and elegant bungalow, almost new, hardly used by its former owner, who was always abroad. He boughtContinue reading “THE VIRTUE OF SIMPLICITY”


eastwind journals – June 4, 2021 By Bernie V. Lopez, Share with friends – (This story was inspired by an anonymous Internet article.) Ivan, a Croatian cellist with long hair and shabby clothes, dragged a cumbersome cello to a busy Zagreb subway station and started playing. People rushed in and out ignoring him.Continue reading “THE CELLIST”

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA * 7-day 80-km hike

By Bernie V. Lopez, Please share – Author’s note. This is an excerpt for the book WINGS AND WANDERLUST – THE ART OF DISCOVERING YOUR INNER SELF. In the mid-80s, I fled from a lucrative job as a computer programmer in New York City and ‘escaped’ to Western Europe in search of myself.Continue reading “PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA * 7-day 80-km hike”

ASTRAL TRAVEL – The Power of the Mind

eastwind journals – May 25, 2021 By Bernie V. Lopez, Share with friends = As a teenager, I had dreams that I was flying across valleys and forests. It was a wonderful feeling of freedom and flight. Once, I suddenly woke up and the dream was so clear in my mind. By sheerContinue reading “ASTRAL TRAVEL – The Power of the Mind”


NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT (May 14 to 22, 2021) Oh Holy Spirit, we ask you to comfort and strengthen us in these days of Pandemic darkness in our lives. Amen. Courtesy of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Picayune, MS http://www.scborromeo.or In preparation for Pentecost Sunday (May 23, 2021). You can pray missed days anytime,Continue reading “NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT”


The geopolitical role of Our Lady of Fatima in achieving peace in Asia is demonstrated by her visit to the Korean DMZ in 2017. By Bernie V. Lopez, Share with friends = Three months after the statue of Our Lady of Fatima from Rome was displayed in a concelebrated mass 60 miles fromContinue reading “FATIMA VISIT TO KOREA TRIGGERS PEACE PACT”

THE GENERAL – Inspired by a True Story

eastwind journals – May 12, 2021 By Bernie V. Lopez, Share with friends – This is inspired by a true story about a general (name undisclosed) who figured prominently in the tanks that stopped Marcos at EDSA. Growing old mellows the heart even of warriors. At the dinner table, everyone was silent. LIZContinue reading “THE GENERAL – Inspired by a True Story”