FREE Summer Read: The Not So Secret Life of Emily Elizabeth

Happy Birthday, Dad, who was my first guide on the “other side.” He would have been 106! I am still working on the book,

I am still working on the book, Conversations with a Hungry Ghost: Memoir of a Reluctant Medium, which was inspired by the experiences I shared with him since 1990 when I sensed him at his funeral. I promise to finish it after my trip to Dad’s birthplace in China. Definitely, by the end of the year.

In the meantime, I finished a paranormal short story, The Not So Secret Life of Emily Elizabeth. So, I thought it only fitting to offer it for FREE to celebrate Dad and all the other ghosts who want to share their stories. CLICK HERE to pick up your copy. Enjoy!

If you like the story, please feel free to share this link with your friends and to write a review when you are finished.

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THE CENTER – RVA

Today is a very special day – the beginning of a new chapter in my life. For over twenty-five years I have been researching reincarnation. It all started with conversations with my father’s ghost. Dad was a Chinese Buddhist, and I wondered what his beliefs in reincarnation would mean for his next life. However, like so many people, he did not know a lot about Buddhist beliefs about reincarnation.

But when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Then, Brian Weiss, M.D., author of Many Lives Many Masters, entered my life and, like a caterpillar’s transformation into a butterfly, I began to change. Like the butterfly, whose struggle to come out of its cocoon is an important part of its process to be able to take flight in the world, I have gone through a process to prepare me for this day – the birth of THE CENTER – RVA, a center for spiritual growth.

My reincarnation research, my conversations with my father’s ghost and all the teachers who have come into my life, and putting what I have learned into practice has prepared me for this next chapter. After years of training with Sanaya Roman, Brian Weiss, M.D., and Carol Bowman, I am pleased to “move forward in the direction of my dreams.”

THE CENTER – RVA is a center without walls. It is more about a state of mind than a bricks-and-mortar place. I will offer classes, workshops and gatherings while I continue to work on the book, Conversations with a Hungry Ghost: Memoir of a Reluctant Medium, and prepare for a trip to my father’s birthplace in China with my Roots Plus group.

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Check out my website for THE CENTER – RVA and join me for my upcoming workshop, Karma 2 Dharma: From Healing the Past to Embracing Your Life Purpose.

Last, but not least, I want to say “Thank, Mom.” I had cared for her for over a year before she left her physical body in January, and I shared with her some of my beliefs about what happens and where we go when we die. It was an experience I will always treasure. So, I was not surprised when she came to me moments after she crossed over. Like a mother bird who pushes the baby bird out of the nest, she said, “Don’t be afraid. It’s time to fly.”

 

Lessons I learned from my mother . . .

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.

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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.

To people, food is heaven

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.

Free Book Promo

If you are looking for a diversion from shopping for Christmas or your everyday life, I hope you will check out, read, and review my short story, The Not So Secret Life of Emily Elizabeth.

On DECEMBER 17th, you can get it FREE on Amazon. It’s a quick read but not for the faint of heart.

“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?”

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Review By Wendy R. Williams on December 3, 2015

“Carole Louie has penned a great short story! There’s more going on than meets the eye as mousy librarian Emily Elizabeth reclaims her personal power in a most unusual way. I loved the clever literary device of Emily Elizabeth shelving books featuring the author! I look forward to more of Carole’s quality work as she shares more stories inspired by her own personal past life memories.”

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Even though the story is written as fiction, I hope it leaves you scratching your head with lots of questions about life.

YOLO, or not . . .

What if you do not live only one lifetime? How would you live your life if you knew that you would come back again, and again?

As a medium, reincarnationist, and Past Life Regression Therapist, I believe that one life is not enough to do all I am meant to do on this journey to Earth. I believe we are here to experience this world, but that it is not as “solid” as we tend to think. For me, this world feels more like the Holodeck, a fictional virtual reality facility featured in the Star Trek universe.

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When I say experience this world, I mean its physicalness, human emotions, and senses, etc. I understand that souls are lined up to come here the way people line up at Universal Studios to experience the adventures promised there.

So, I know you’re going to ask, “Why would anyone choose a horrific experience?” Hey, I was with you on that one – especially considering the life challenges I chose – until I learned more about the principles of reincarnation. But to paraphrase Denise Linn in her book Past Lives, Present Miracles: The Most Empowering Book on Reincarnation You’ll Ever Read . . . in This Lifetime! , you choose to go to a scary movie, ride the scariest rides, and you can choose a scary life too.

Enough of that, the point is we are powerful beings who exercise our free will to experience Earth. Much more powerful than we know, but we will remember, or so I’ve been told. There’s much more, of course, but that’s probably enough for now. I’ll leave you with these words, penned by Benjamin Franklin at a young age.

“THE BODY of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer,
like the cover of an old book,
its contents torn out,
and stripped of its lettering and gilding lies here, food for worms;
Yet the work itself shall not be lost,
For it will (as he believed) appear once more,
in a new,
and more beautiful edition,
corrected and amended
By The AUTHOR”

 Benjamin Franklin

As a writer, I love it!