Facebook said it was either Jesus in a Spaceship or Batman?

If I believed everything I read on Facebook I would have thought Jesus entered the atmosphere in a spaceship  or Batman was coming to save the day at around 10:00 pm over the Northland of Auckland!

Let me set the stage for you….

It’s about 10 pm on a Tuesday night, I am just about asleep when…
I leap out of bed, because I am 99.9% sure the house was just hit by a car!

Running to the nearest window, followed at the heel by my loyal, super protective, and scary guard dog (ok, this is a slight exaggeration about my mati-poo but he believes it so I encourage it), Otis,  expecting to see a smashed car,  but instead (thankfully) I see an illuminated sky bright with hues of blue.

Cautiously, I walk to the front door, wandering what in the world could shake the house like that and make such a BOOM!

Nothing. Nada. Zilch.  And to top it off the sky is no longer illuminated.

I decided to inquire with my boyfriend who was driving home from a meeting, I make the call to Dean, a little nervous to tell him that I awoke to the house shaking, a BOOM, and a bright light but could see nothing.

I’ve heard enough blonde jokes in my life to know where this could go….

Thankfully, I have a kind kiwi, he was very understanding and said he saw an orange and purple sky but felt no shake.

Commencing our conversation, I felt re-assured he had atleast seen an illuminated sky, but was still perplexed by the situation.

And I wasn’t the only one my loyal sidekick, Otis, was pacing the house looking for the cause of the chaos, its safe to assume he thought it was the neighbors cat that really annoys him when she enters “his” yard, but still he was unsettled.

Extremely confused and seeking clarity, I hopped on Facebook at a local community site and sure enough others had heard and/or felt the exact same as I had heard and felt!

Yes, I went to Facebook for clarity.

Yes, that is an oxymoron and something I NEVER thought I would do!

Yes, I am embarrassed.

Oh, Facebook, good ole Facebook where you never know what you will get!

There were many thoughts being shared, over 300 comments on one post alone within minutes, some making sense, some funny, and some leaving me to question what has happened to the human race.

Suggestions ranged from the following but not limited to: aliens, spaceships, Jesus coming, a meteor, space rock, Batman, an earhquake, a meth lab blowing up, and the list goes on!

People also reported seeing every color of the rainbow: pink, blue, orange, white, green, yellow, red, and violet, literally every color!

A few people took shelter for the whole night, I saw this morning (you should have seen all the comments I woke up to from the thread I was following)!

Facebook definitely left me more confused than I was before I signed on…did I really feel, hear, and see Batman? Wow, my brother Jon would be so jealous, he was always such a Batman fan!

Refusing to get sucked any farther into the Facebook black hole, I went to bed, giving the experts time to do their work!

So are you wandering what I saw? What I felt? What I heard?

And the winner of the Facebook guessing for what was the bright light, the boom, and the shaking all about goes to (probable) METEOR ENTERING THE ATMOSPHERE!

I have to admit it’s not as cool as Batman hitting my house, but it’s pretty cool. As I can re-call it is my first (probable) meteor!

Want to see what the hype was all about? Have a look..a policeman caught it on his dashboard camera!

I had to share my (probable) meteor experience with you, it’s a pretty rare occurrence, and reportedly no one was hurt, which is awesome!

This is also a great reminder to not take everything you read on Facebook or the internet to be set in stone truth which applies not only to the loud BOOMS you hear at night, but to all things especially those that pertain to your health, healing, and happiness!

Facebook is a great social network and networking tool but not necessarily holding the same validation as other resources! So, enjoy Facebook what it is but make sure what you read is real before you believe it!

If you are interested to read more on the meteor then check out or the New Zeland Herald.




I once heard, “you have to get, lost to truly find yourself” and moving across the world revealed the truth in this statement.

I have always been intrigued by the fact that people thought they knew me better than I knew myself, and lately I have been intrigued by the fact- that I thought I knew me. Right now you either get what I am saying, or you think it’s crazy for me to say that there is a possibility – YOU don’t even know yourself.

Before you decide whether to subscribe to my blog or to go bashing me on Facebook for being completely crazy, I encourage you to read this blog in its entirety.

There was a time when the one thing that drove me crazy was when people thought they knew “who I was” or eluded to knowing how I operate, almost better than I knew myself. Now a year and a half later I laugh that I thought I knew who I was before moving across the world.

I once heard a powerful statement, “your greatest strength is your weaknesses on overload,” from a dear friend and coach, Dr. Barry Warren. When I first heard this statement, I questioned Barry as to what he was talking about, but after I allowed it to reverb within I was able to see the truth and apply it to my journey.

Most people would say I was outgoing, eccentric, and extroverted as they see it. Truth, be told, I am shy, nervous, and introverted; unless I am comfortable. The key word being comfortable; therefore, my patients, friends, family, and audiences would never believe that I was a nervous, shy, introvert, who was nervous about what others thought; that’s because they know me in my comfort zone. My true friends, like my boyfriend, Dean and best friends, Amanda, Breann, Blair, and Janice; know this and are probably glad “the cat is out of the bag.”

I’m not sure I can explain what happens to an individual when they leave everything they know to be true and start fresh in a completely new space, in another country, another time zone, and in a different hemisphere. Something happens at a soul level, when you are suddenly and completely out of your comfort zone, and no one knows you.

I am so blessed to have an awesome person like, Dean, with me on this transformational experience, but even he will tell you that being transplanted to New Zealand has caused a spark, allowing more of me to shine. There is a strong possibility that the move had nothing to do with it, but rather I was finally “okay” with me; none-the-less getting lost allowed me to find myself.

Have you ever stopped and evaluated yourself? Don’t worry I hadn’t either, until I moved to New Zealand, and all the sudden everyone was trying to find out about the new American girl in Tuakau, New Zealand. I should mention; Tuakau’s population is 3,500 and that I am the only American in the town and one of maybe a dozen in the whole county. The energy of everyone wanting to know who I was, motivated me to do the same.

I was about to find out who Martha Nessler was? Suddenly, I was removed from ALL of my comfort zones, from anything and anyone familiar, and I was free to express me fully. As exciting as it sounds it was quite scary.

I had a blank canvas and free to paint and express. It was at this point I realized the impact my family, friends, teachers, and preachers (MFTP) had on me since day one, but here I was and the only thing controlling my expression of self was myself.

Don’t worry I am still me, just a bit freer.

Today, I found myself, on July 4th (the southern hemisphere), walking on the beach in cowboy boots, my favorite jeans, my Marmot down coat, and favorite two silk scarfs, whimsically entwined. Yes, I said cowboy boots on the beach, which I know my dad is smiling as he reads this.

It was the cowboy boots that lead to this blog. As I stared into the beautiful ocean that lay in front of me, knowing that Dean was watching with a smile, I began to realize the RAW beauty of my transformation.

I was still me a farm girl from the Midwest, transplanted by love to a beautiful island half way across the world; same woman, same boots, just a bit more authentic to herself.

There was a day, when I would have worried a bit more about wearing my cowboy boots on the beach, but today I felt FREE in my boots, knowing I am me!

It is my wish that on this Independence Day, July, 4, 2014, is a day which everyone feels a bit more freedom of self expression!

Much Love. Keep it Real, RAW, and Natural and Be A REAL Human BEING!



Dr. Martha Nessler