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Do you believe?

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I have begun looking at a topic that I didnt ‘t believe.  I’m sure there are millions who don’t believe either, but come to find out there are millions who do.  For some people this is ranked right along side UFO’s.  Reincarnation is the belief you keep coming back to this earth until you have learned the lessons you need to learn.

I just completed reading a book by Brian L.Weiss, M.D. called  “Many Lives, Many Masters”. It is a true story of Dr Weiss who is a prominent psychiatrist and one of his patients.  Dr. Weiss had tried all the conventional methods of therapy which didn’t work on this trouble woman.  He decided to try Past-Life Therapy since he’d been reading about it.  That therapy changed the life of the woman but also his belief system.  It is a book worth reading.

I have had an experience in my life that I couldn’t explain, but after reading and talking to other people, I know think it is explained.  Let me tell you the story and you judge for yourself.  I have always liked to travel and see new things but I have always been drawn to National cemetaries.  I have visited many and I have always experienced a profound, almost numbing sadness.  I would walk among the tombstones reading the names, one after another.

I was working as a contract nurse in Greenwood Ms. in 1995.  I decided on my days off that I was going to go see the Vicksburg National Park. I made the tour of the park with a heavy heart thinking how could men do this to each other and the land they were supposed to have loved.  I had no intention of going to the National cemetary, but I was drawn there like a moth to light.

You drive through the gates and on each side of the road is row after row of marble markers.  I could hardly drive because of all the emotions bubbling inside of me.  When I reached the last row of stones on the left hand side, I had to stop and get out of my truck.  I started walking and reading names,  when I came upon one Confederate officer grave (I can’t remember his name) I broke down into hysterical crying.  I remember my mind telling me this is crazy but I couldn’t stop.  When I got back in my truck  I spoke out loud, “this man is the other half of me”.   I have never been able to explain my reaction.  I haven’t  had the need  to visit another National cemetary, but that experience has never left me.  My question is, “Was he my husband during the Civil War?  What do you think?

Out On a Limb Review

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I decided to write my blog today about a book I finished yesterday that astounded me.  I read Out On A Limb by Shirley MacLaine.  Did I get a surprise.  I was expecting a bizarre, far out story.  The book was an easy to read and understand in her struggle to find spirituality.

​Being a spirit filled Christian I also thought she would have things to say that wouldn’t set well with me. That wasn’t the case either.  My understanding of what she wrote is we are the divine, spiritual, power.  Since we are the body of Christ  would that make us divine in nature?  Every power that Christ demonstrated, we can have; when we reach his level of spirituality.

I was interested in her idea of reincarnation.  We will live again, and I know the Bible says we will live again with  Jesus.  She believes that the human soul keeps coming back until he or she gets things right here on earth.  The more understanding and giving of yourself, you are the quicker you will be staying on the other side.  Bad folks are doomed to keep repeating their
life over and over until they change. Maybe that is where the term hell on earth comes in.  That was my thought not hers.

She is a woman who struggled to discover who she was supposed to be.  It took her years to come to terms with her life.  She studied while she traveled around the world searching for understanding.  This was all in-between her show business dates.

I would recommend this book just to give you an insight into another’s thinking about spirituality.

 

Grave Injustice by Jada Penn

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Grave Injustice by Jada Penn is one of those books I didn’t want to put down.  The protagonist is Lisa, she is caught between two men and seems to be continually making the wrong choice. She is a very strong willed woman, who wants to run her own life.  She does have the support of her parents and Grandmother.  She lives on an estate which has been in the family for generations.  Jada’s writing is very descriptive of everything around Lisa.  It was easy for me to visialize the characters as well as the surroundings.

Outside influences begin to cause problems .  Strange things happen to Lisa, and she confides in her long time housekeeper.  The man Lisa tries to distance herself from is having problems himself and is doing everything in his power to get Lisa for himself.

If you enjoy reading a good paranormal, mystery you will enjoy Grave injustice.  That’s my two-cents for today.