Thursday, October 29, 2009

Late October.

Hi there friends.

I thought I'd take a moment to put down some thoughts today. One of the people on Twitter kept tweeting the quote, "Death is a debt we all must pay." (No credit given to the author.) The quote bothered me in that, my mind immediately rejected the statement. Each time she would re-post it, I heard the word, "wrong," spring into my head, and I asked myself why?

Well, I never looked at death that way! As a little kid, I quickly realized that we humans are always looking forward to an older age: when you're 4 you want to be 5 so that you can start school; when you're 10 you want to be 12 so that you can stay at home alone (or some other benefit); when you're 12 you want to be 16 so you can drive; when your 16 you want to be 21; etc., etc., etc. It appeared that each older age offered something that the younger age did not. I reasoned that, if we are always looking forward to an older age and the patterned continued throughout life, death, the end of life, must not be what it was made out to be! Death then, should actually be the ultimate prize! And I began my search for understanding about the spiritual side of life.

Now I know that it is not death that is the debt we have to pay, but rather time here on Earth in this plane of existence. Death is our reward, our release from our duties and burdens, our doorway back to peace, joy, contemplation and understanding.

I think it needs a new name - something like "graduation," "vacation," or "reunion" - something that more closely conveys the true meaning of that transition back home to our spiritual selves.

And that is my thought for today.

Those of you who are looking for the excerpts from my book, "Sunrise, Day One!" they are posted on my earlier entries from June 4, 2009 to July 26, 2009. I hope you enjoy them! And if you'd like to purchase the book at a lower price than the online bookstores, just email me at the address in my previous blogs. Cheers!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

October 2009

Hello again,
Since I last wrote, my sister's huband passed away, & my husband & I spent two weeks in Southern France at my sister's home in the mountain village of Bardou to try to help her through this difficult time. My sister and her husband have lived there for 45 years and own almost all of the cottages in the village. They rent the cottages out like a resort and have many customers that come every year. This summer & fall were no exception. While we were there, there were quite a few customers coming and going, most of whom have stayed in the village many times before.

The fact that the business was stedily busy was helpful to my sister. It gave an air of continuity to her day with people knocking on her door, checking in or out, cottages to be cleaned, and the duties of the maintenance man to be assigned, etc.

The customers were actually a part of the good support group that I found her to have. In addition to them was that faithful, efficient maintenance man who has been with them for years, friends in the area, and her children.

Now she plans to make a trip to the U.S. and visit our cousins and me in November. This will be her first trip to the U.S. in many years, and we are hoping that her son, James will be able to accompany her on the trip. They will be at our house for Thanksgiving, and it promises to be quite a celebration! All of my children want to come to visit their aunt who they haven't seen is so long! We may have to set up tables in all of the rooms on the first floor to accommodate the crowd! Ha! But, it will be fun, and we are looking forward to her visit!

In the meantime, I have been trying to get back into the swing of promoting my book, "Sunrise, Day One!" I'm keeping the word out on Twitter, but have to get more written on Facebook. I had a nice surprise on Monday. The owner of The Catalpa Tree Bookstore in Grabill, IN called saying that she was sold out of my book and needed to order more! I sent her order off on the next day! Now, I am waiting for a new shippment of books from BookSurge to replenish my own supply. I was so pleased to hear how quickly they were selling there in Indiana!

If any of you who are reading this would like to order the book, I will be happy to sell it to you at $15.95, a good bit less that Amazon's cost of $29.95! Just drop me an email at to place your order. Not sure you're interested? Read my posts between June 4 and July 30, 2009 here on Blogger. They contain excerpts from the book that will give you an idea of its content. I can tell you, it's quite an adventure! And it contains the teachings of some very good spirit guides who really hit the nail on the head when they give advice about how to live in peace with your fellow man.

Peace and love to you all,