Have you ever had the experience where you live your life wondering if anyone else is experiencing what you are, and then, you find out that you are indeed not alone? When I read “12 Truths Your Soul Wants You to Remember,” I had that feeling. It feels like an affirmation to what is happening in my life.
What is beyond the veil of our physicality is energy. Immense energy, sometimes you can feel it, other times you may pick up slight irregularities. We are never truly alone. You are always surrounded by the unseen, and if and when you choose to call out, trust me, you might just be surprised with an answer.
We are constantly learning lessons from the people around us, especially from our parents. Whether our parents realize it or not, they teach us by the way they live their lives.
Like the mothers/daughters in the movie The Joy Luck Club, my mother and I learned to love and respect one another even though we had our trials and tribulations. As Suyuan said to her daughter, Jing-Mei,
You have style. No one can teach. Must be born this way. I see you.”
Mom died last week and I am really glad that we had the last year of Mom’s life to finally see each other, to laugh and to play, to forgive and to love.
Mom’s body is gone, but I know that she is still with me. Her spirit spoke to me shortly after she passed from this world to the next and I am sure she will share more about the other side when the time is right. I am looking forward to learning more from my mother. I suspect we will both continue learning because earth is, after all, a school.
Just kidding, but now that I have your attention . . .
If you are looking for a diversion from your everyday life, I hope you will check out, read, and review my short story, The Not So Secret Life of Emily Elizabeth.
On January 16th, you can get it FREE on Amazon. Caveat emptor: It’s not for the faint of heart.
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“Life is a series of choices, but for Emily Elizabeth the choice is clear. Or is it? When justice blindly desserts her family, what can she do? Can Emily Elizabeth come out of her safe, librarian shell and take justice into her hands? And how will she know when justice has been served?”
When I began my exploration into reincarnation/past lives twenty plus years ago, I was guided to Dr. Brian Weiss’s book Many Lives Many Masters. I was also fortunate to be able to attend many of his workshops and, eventually, everything lined up for me to train with Dr. Weiss in PLRT (Past Life Regression Therapy).
Some of the BEST CHOICES I have ever made in my life, but that’s another story.
Dr. Weiss continues his workshops all over the world and this year added a third training at Omega Institute to his schedule. However, if you are not able to attend, you might be interested in his free video series. If you are just curious or seriously interested to know more about reincarnation, don’t miss these videos.
The videos are the next best thing to attending a workshop or training with Dr. Brian Weiss and might be one of the best choices you’ll ever make.
The most common greeting in China is “Chi le mei?” (Have you eaten?) Maybe, because dining plays a central role in all social settings. An ancient Chinese proverb says, “Min yi shi weitian.” (To people, food is heaven.) __Paraphrased from “A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts – A Collection of Deliciously Frightening Tales” by Ying Chang Compestine
When my dad died and, as per Buddhist tradition, there was a spread of food at his wake. At that time, I did not know the significance of each of the types of food, so I said, “I want cha siu baos at my funeral.” (Served during Dim Sum (“small meals to delight your heart” – sort of Chinese tapas), cha siu baos are buns with a Chinese barbecue pork mixture filling, and can be baked or steamed.)
So, here’s a strange question: What kind of food do you want in your heaven?
Me? I’d want a banquet of all sorts of food. Not just Chinese, but rather food from a variety of cultures, and of course, I would be able to eat and eat to my heart’s content without feeling bloated or gaining a gazillion pounds.
Til then, I will follow the Buddhist mantra: eat in moderation.