Stop Looking

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Are you single?  Do you want to find a long term relationship?  I have one piece of advice:
Stop looking! 

 

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What?  You may be asking.  How will I find anyone if I don’t look.  I’m sure you’ve heard it before that it’s only when you stop looking that what you want will appear.  In my previous column:
At First Sight each of the people I wrote about showed up in my life when I wasn’t looking.  I can also affirm that all the times I have actively looked for a relationship, nothing has come of it.  That’s a lesson I continually have to be reminded of. As I’ve written here previously:
–I often wonder if I incarnated during the wrong time period this time.
–I often wonder if the person in my soul group who I’m matched with decided or if I decided in this incarnation to live separately.
–I often wonder if we decided to be friends only during our time in this incarnation

 

Because you do understand if you adhere to this philosophy that we choose the life we live BEFORE we incarnate.  Everyone in our soul group will always be with us but sometimes we choose not to be romantically linked. I believe those in our group are the only ones we can, would and will be romantically linked with and since souls are light and energy there is no male or female.  We choose that when we incarnate as well. I completely understand that I may lose some of you here with this esoteric worldview and that’s alright.  I certainly don’t expect everyone to accept everything I believe.  These pieces of my worldview have been sewn into my fabric over many years, through various resources.  

 

Dr Michael Newton’s Journey of Souls has played an instrumental role in developing my concepts of soul groups and choosing our lives.  Those in our soul group show up when we need them and just because you haven’t found your one romantic partner, (in this worldview) doesn’t mean you didn’t.  It could be your best friend of the opposite sex is the partner you’ve always been matched with and as I said earlier in this column, perhaps one or both of you decided to be FRIENDS during this your most recent incarnations.  I believe that COULD be the case for many of us. As I’m writing this, I feel better knowing it could be a valid explanation.  

 

It’s only when I forget, that I find myself becoming distressed.  However, it makes sense that some of us continue to search for that partner and have been unsuccessful.  Because we already have the person in our lives that we are linked to.

 

At First Sight should provide evidence enough for those who understand the esoteric philosophy of soul groups and choosing each life we will lead before we incarnate.  We only have to put these words into action and when we find ourselves slipping, circling the emotional drain, pitying ourselves because we haven’t found that ONE person yet.  Remember:
The people in our soul group will show up when we need them and not before.  Perhaps we haven’t found them yet because we don’t truly need them yet or perhaps as in the movie:
Made in Heaven we set a limited amount of time to find them.  Whatever the reason, they are already in our lives and we are only friends during this lifetime, or we haven’t found them yet.  There’s another possibility and one I’ve toyed with myself. I actually included it in my own book:
Taking Off A Coat: Ruminations on the Infinite Soul 

Sometimes I wonder if karma is playing a role in my own circumstances:
Maybe I was a philanderer, and the fact that I have so many women who are my friends is because women see me as a non threat in this lifetime. The karmic aspect being that I can’t find that long term relationship because I’m paying my debt in this lifetime for a previous lifetime’s philandering.

 

I know.  I know. Sometimes as with my belief in reincarnation and karma many of you may see me going off The Deep End.  But this is who I am now.  This is my worldview. Accept me or not.  We all have beliefs that run counter to others.  It’s what makes us human. I wouldn’t want it any other way.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

At First Sight

How many times in your life have you run across someone and knew instantly that you’d be lifelong friends?

 

At first sight usually connotes Love.  In this instance, I’m using the phrase to reflect meeting someone and knowing immediately that you’d be lifelong friends.  Has it ever happened to you?  

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It has with me:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happened in September 1989.  Still can’t believe it will be thirty years
Happened in January 1992 (The night of the first gulf war.)
Happened in 1993-1994 (Don’t recall the EXACT time.)
Happened in July 2008

 

In all four cases, I KNEW on a gut level.  I’m going off The Deep End again, going esoteric, ethereal.  In both cases, I’m convinced these people are in my soul group.  The concept for soul groups came from a book called Journey of SoulsIt’s the first time I came across the idea, and I was able to sew into the fabric of my worldview seamlessly.  If you read the soul group link you’ll get a feel for what it means to me. 

 

My radar is pretty much spot on.  I can typically tell within a few minutes of meeting someone for the first time whether we’ll be friends, acquaintances or whether we’ll ever see each other again.  The lifelong friends thing though? That’s only happened a few times. But each time, I KNEW immediately.

–Thirty years ago I was in a classroom.
–1992 I waited in RJ Julia’s downstairs.
–1993-1994 I sat in a coffee shop (The Land of Misfit Toys)  That’s a little inside joke.
–July 2008 I was taking pictures of the Madison Connecticut 4th of July Parade.

 

Four separate cases each connected by a knowledge deep in my soul that these people would be instrumental in my life.  In all these instances these people still are vastly important to my well-being.

 

These four or five people have been the most important friends I’ve made and from the MOMENT I saw them I KNEW we’d be friends.  I’m fortunate to call these people my friends. They know who they are without my calling out their names.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

It’s The Soul That Captivates Me

I can love people of every gender identity and expression. It is the soul that captivates me. It is the love we can build and the goodness we can contribute to the world by supporting each other’s best journeys.

 

Alyson Stoner
Disney star opens up

 

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Something quite a bit different for today’s column at Wisdom and Life.  But if you pay close attention to the above quote you’ll see what attracted me to this topic. Ok. Give up?
It is the soul that captivates me.

 

Those who have been with me from the the time Wisdom and Life pivoted will certainly understand that part of Alyson Stoner’s entire quote.  It IS the soul that we are attracted to.  Simply click:
Soulmates It will bring you to my columns on the subject.  

 

I sincerely believe that we all have soulmates.  Sometimes our soulmates choose to be platonic in one incarnation instead of lovers.  It doesn’t mean we don’t love each other. We may just want to live as friends in one life. Our soulmates will always be with us in each incarnation we live. If you read Soul Groups, and Always Together, you’ll see my entire worldview on the subject.  Like Ms Stoner, I also think it is the soul that connects us.  It’s why there is love at first sight or at least connection at first sight.  Because it IS the soul we feel the connection with. It’s why when we incarnate (from life to life and choose different sexes, male or female) and we find the person we are meant to be with, if we were male during our last incarnation and are now female we find our soulmate who is male, we are still attracted to him.  It’s for the very reason that Ms Stoner says:
It is the soul that captivates me.

 

I know I’ve experienced connection at first sight several times during this my most recent incarnation.  I KNOW when THESE connections occur that they are part of my soul group.

 

When I read the article about Ms Stomer and saw that quote, I understood immediately what I would share at Wisdom and Life.  Our souls to connect us. The sooner we realize this, the sooner those who fight against inclusion and acceptance of everyone will put down their emotional weapons and embrace our differences.
For we are all more alike than anyone knows or cares to understand.
We all have more in common then we are different.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Signs, The Divine, and Spiritual Evolution

Have you ever thought that you wanted something so badly and you looked for signs that pointed in the direction of “the rightness,” of the choice but every time you turned around there were opposite signs pointing you in a different direction?

 

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Did you see these signs or did you choose to ignore them?  What do you suppose would happen if you chose to ignore them?  On a soul level we ALL know what feels right.  We ALL know when something is NOT supposed to happen and when we ignore the RIGHTNESS of something, the Divine will continue pushing you toward the right path.

 

Maybe it is a conversation you have with someone.

Maybe you overhear someone else and ONE word or a series of words get magnified and you ONLY hear THOSE words.  These are the things we MUST pay attention to.  It is the Divine directing us but unless we are aware, unless we are awake, unless our “spiritual blinders” are off we won’t understand, we won’t see, we won’t hear where Spirit is guiding us.

 

It’s important for our spiritual evolution to move forward.  And the only way we can develop beyond our current capacity is to listen our intuition, listen to our gut.  And when a choice is to be made, follow your intuition.  Your intuition is the direct pipeline to the divine.  If you receive a message in the form of an overheard conversation and the message appears to be telling you NOT to do something, then for heaven’s sake, heed the message.  For if you don’t and you stumble forward choosing to ignore THAT message then something stronger will come down the pike and knock you on your ass.

 

The first message you receive from the Divine can sometimes be VERY subtle, which is why it take practice to hear that message.  If you are indeed awake and you understand the messages that are filtering through the first time and you STILL choose to ignore them, then the NEXT time you hear from Spirit, the next message won’t be so subtle  I SINCERELY believe we get that next communication that is more brazen to wake us up, to shake the lethargy from our inner being.

 

There is no bad.
There is no negative.

 

Everything that happens in our lives, from blessings to challenges are simply the Divine’s attempt to move us forward, to help us grow, to help us evolve.  To move forward, however we have to start paying attention to the communications we receive.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

The Power of the Number Three

My divine pipeline is completely unclogged.  As anyone who has been reading Wisdom and Life for awhile now realizes I believe I’m simply a conduit, that while I’m physically typing out the the words on my computer screen, the message, the concepts, the ideas for my columns are given to me from the Divine.  This happened again last week as put my laundry away.  

 

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The power of the number three floated through my consciousness as finished hanging my shirts in my closet.  Maybe it is because Easter Weekend has just passed and the phrase:
On the third day he rose flitted through.  Have you ever stopped to consider how often you see the number three appear:
Area Codes.
The first digits of a Social Security Number.
The first digits of a phone number.
Events happen in “threes.”

It is also the last number written in as many lines:
III

 

In many religious practices, the number three is significant:

 

Christian Thought:
The Divine Trinity
On the third day.
Jesus was tempted three times

 

Jewish Thought:
Jonah spent three days in the whale.
Noah had three sons

Three Patriarchs:
Jacob
Abraham
Isaac

 

There are so many other examples where the number three is representative.  Where do you think the power of that number originated?
Was it a religious thought?
Was it Pagan?

Or a combination of both?

 

Because you are aware that many pagan beliefs were melded into Christianity?  And then we have the number thirteen, a derivative of three.  While the number three is seen as a positive in religious thought, the opposite is true for thirteen.  The most influential use of the number thirteen is:
Friday the Thirteenth

 

Did you know one of the originations of Friday the Thirteenth may have been related to the day that The Knights Templar demise and the death of many from that organization?

 

Regardless, the number three holds sway over the entire world whether it is that exact number or the derivative thirteen.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

A Divine Chip

In a recent Power Group meeting, we ended up discussing parents and their children as high school was coming to a close.  One of the things we discussed was those high school students who SAID they didn’t know what they wanted to do.  I countered that MOST students do know what they want but are afraid to say.

 

 

 

 

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Pixabay
Chip from
Wikimedia

 

Those who knew and DID express their opinions I believe sometimes had a “divine chip” implanted in them as they incarnated.  This chip overrode any dissenting opinion either from family or school.  These people bucked the system do do what they were put here to do.

 

My best friend growing up in Lisbon, Connecticut is one such person.  I recall being in third grade with him at Lisbon Central School and hearing him repeatedly say he would be a doctor.

Joe is now a foot doctor in Norwich, Connecticut.  I learned a valuable lesson from Joe:
Never let someone tell you what’s best for you, because only YOU know what’s best for you.

 

Some of us can’t afford to pursue of career choice immediately.  That simply means we must find another way to supplement or abundance while we continue to work on our specific goals.  For some of us, we can simply pivot a bit.  I’ll use myself and another friend as an example:

For me, my goal has always been the written word.  

 

Writing as can be seen from the previous link, has always been my first love.  It takes a long time to build a career in writing.  I acknowledge that.  I didn’t let that deter me however and I also didn’t travel a completely different path.  I’m still involved with the written word, having pivoted to a library, where I am surrounded by books.  Books have always been a major influence on me.  I didn’t want to be separated from them.  I thank my own “divine chip” for keeping me on the right path.  No one influenced me to make a decision that they THOUGHT was right for me.  That “divine chip” implanted in myself is still working.  And I thank God for placing it there.

 

My friend, Jason Marchi who I’ve mentioned here at Wisdom and Life as can be seen from the previous link is someone else who I believe has that aforementioned “divine chip.”  Like me, he has been a writer as long as I’ve known him.  In fact it is how we met.  And like me, he pivoted just a bit in his day job, having worked for a publishing company in his hometown.  We both stayed in the “writing field” so as to keep our enthusiasm up.  We didn’t let other people define the roles we wanted and now we are reaping the rewards.

 

I believe we all have that divine chip.  However for some of us it is more defined and we are not afraid to express what we want.  We don’t want to wake up one morning saying:
Shoulda.  Woulda.  Coulda.

 

Thanks to Patricia for the inspirational term:
Divine Chip

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Carrie Fisher/Debbie Reynolds

Mother and daughter passed within a day of each other.  Some may say Carrie Fisher’s mom, Debbie Reynolds suffered a stroke because of the stress of losing her daughter.  That’s an explanation people will be able to accept.  But there’s another esoteric interpretation of the events that happened at the end of December.  It’s one that I prescribe to:
Predestination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image Carrie Fisher:
Wikimedia
Image Debbie Reynolds
Wikimedia

 

That concept that says we decide our fate when we choose the life we will live in transition hall.  What’s transition hall?  You may ask:

Transition Hall is where we go to choose our next incarnation.  I understand that some of my worldview may sound a bit esoteric.  However, for someone steeped in the paradigm, it is all simply one piece to the puzzle.

 

In Transition Hall, we choose not only the life we will lead but we also sign a contract that states all that will happen during our latest incarnation, from when we will incarnate and into what kind of life we will live to when we will transition once more back to our soul groups.

 

So what I’m saying here is that I believe that predestination tells us that there are certain aspects of our lives that simply can NOT be altered by the contract that we sign:
Our incarnation date and out transition date are two such things that can’t change.  

 

Unless we take matters into our own hands with our transition.  If we do that then we don’t return to our soul group.  That will cause a one way ticket back to humanity.  This is not a punishment as I’ve written here countless times over.  It is simply a spiritual law, a karmic law.

 

Perhaps during Carrie Fisher’s and Debbie Reynolds’ time in transition hall, they decided to pass together.  They obviously had a contentious relationship during their latest incarnation; another thing they chose when they incarnated.  They seem to have finally resolved their differences however.  Because they became family again, only to have their time cut short, perhaps, Debbie Reynolds DID need to be with Carrie and maybe that was in the contract Reynolds signed before she incarnated:
That if they were able to set aside their differences, Reynolds would transition with her daughter.  

 

I understand this is a delicate topic and I’m in no way making light of this tragic event.  I’m simply giving my own explanation for why I THINK mother and daughter may have passed together.  An esoteric reason I know.  Because I’m steeped in the paradigm I’m in, I find my thoughts naturally going in that direction.  May Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds find peace in their passing and we can celebrate their lives.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

What is the Meaning of Life According to Wisdom and Life

I spent two Sundays ago in the afternoon (almost four hours) with a new friend.  Somehow we wound up discussing the meaning of life.  I know.  A heavy discussion for such a new friendship.  After we departed, my friend asked me to write up an email with my thoughts so they could share with their family.  I’ve decided to write up a column here at Wisdom and Life. I will also send an email to my friend.  All of this information is available at Wisdom and Life but is scattered throughout the blog.  I’ve decided to write up my ENTIRE worldview so it is in one place.
Worldview

 

 

 

 

 

Reincarnation/Past Lives

Here is what I think:

As those of you who know me understand, one of my core beliefs is in the Past Life/Reincarnation story.  So what happens when we incarnate in each life and WHY do we keep returning?  What is your philosophy on that?  You may ask.  Okay.  That’s a legitimate question.  I equate returning to the physical after a brief time of reflection the same way we move from grade to grade in school.  School?  You’re equating life and death to school?  Oh this should be good.  I bet you’re thinking.  Let me explain:
How do we move from grade to grade?  How do we get promoted to another grade?  After we have learned what we need to we are promoted to the next grade, correct?  Well that’s how I see each life we move into.  Once we have transitioned, we spend some time with our soul group.  What’s a soul group?  You can look here for more information:
Soul Groups

 

The time we spend with our soul group gives us the opportunity to reflect on the life we just left.  We look at each event we experienced and consider what we could have done better. So that hopefully when that event re-occurs in our next incarnation IF we made a decision that affected us adversely, we will continue seeing that event until we make a better choice.

 

The who concept in my worldview of reincarnation is to get to a point where we become more God like.  Where don’t HAVE to return.  Where we can CHOOSE to return.  So life, death and reincarnation is lesson building.  

 

So where does God, Jesus and Heaven fall in your view?

Do you believe in God?
Do you believe Jesus existed?
Do you believe in heaven?

 

God is everywhere in my life.  I carry on a daily conversation with HIM.  Too much has happened in my life NOT to see God in my life.  HE is the master controller of what happens when we go into transition.  Let’s continue using the school metaphor:
I see God as a school’s principal.  They oversee the system.  That’s the way I see God.  He monitors what happens in our lives.  You can communicate with him just as you can communicate with your school’s principal.

Jesus certainly existed.  He is the first to reincarnate.  Recall in the Bible, that he passed.  Also recall, that he returned as flesh to his disciples.  Jesus is the flesh of God.  He is God incarnated.  Jesus is the assistant principal in the school metaphore.  In most schools, the assistant principal is the disciplinarian.  This may have been apt at one point when God was seen as vengeful.  God is NOT and was NEVER vengeful.  God is love.

 

Heaven exists.  Whether it is a permanent place or simply a way station as in Transition Station, a place our souls go to review our last life I can’t say.  I like Robin Williams thoughts in the Movie What Dreams May Come when he said toward the end of that movie.  I’m paraphrasing of course because I can’t recall the EXACT words he used.  He said:
But what about going back?  Don’t worry about the kids.  They want us to go.  A whole human life is just a heartbeat here in heaven. (As in time doesn’t exist.)  Then we’ll all be together forever.

 

There is so much more that I believe:
That everything happens for a reason.
That predestination is real.

 

One more link to share from Wisdom and Life, another similar to this column:
My Worldview

 

What is YOUR worldview?

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

 

When is it the End?

Uh oh.  Today’s column will probably stir up some controversy.  What you decide is ENTIRELY up to you.  I certainly won’t judge anyone by the decisions they make.  And as I wrote here, this is NOT an easy choice to make.  There comes a time when enough IS enough.  It’s up to each of us to make that decision when we’ve reached that point.  The trick is knowing when that point has come.  Too soon and you’ll always be thinking:
What if?

 

Too late and you’ll be cursing yourself for letting a loved one stay too long.

 

One of Scranton Memorial Library’s frequent patrons, (let’s call her Rita) came into the library a few weeks ago. I don’t recall how we began this discussion but we started talking about what happens if someone is incapacitated in a nursing home or a hospital and wants to end their lives.

 

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SoulLeavingBody

 

You do of course understand that we sign a contract when we incarnate?  Who are we to break a contract? And what happens when we break one?  You know what I THINK happens when we take our own lives even IF we are suffering?  

 

When someone takes their own life it is a one way ticket back to the physical.  As I’ve written at Wisdom and Life on numerous occasions, when someone dies by their own hand, I believe they don’t see Transition Tunnel, they don’t meet those in their soul group.  This is not a punishment.  Everything that happens in our lives is a tool to teach us.

 

Life is sacred and we shouldn’t decide when to end it.  Even as I’m writing this, I’m conflicted.  On the one hand, EVERYTHING in my soul says that we can NOT and should NOT do what God has decreed, what we have decreed when we choose our lives.  We choose not only our lives, but the challenges we will face in each incarnation.  When we become physical we forget the time we spent in Transition Hall.  If, as I believe we choose the challenges we will face and the way we will transition out of each life how can we break that contract?

 

Uh ha!

You may say.  What if we chose taking our life?  I suppose that’s possible, however I would like to think someone with greater power than ourselves would do their best to dissuade us.  We shouldn’t have that power.  Life is a gift and we shouldn’t return it.  I certainly understand the situation one can find themselves in if they are in a place where there seems to be no way out, where there seems to be no way to get better.  In the end the choice is ours.  No one wants to be on life support letting a machine keep us alive.  However, miracles DO happen.

 

I do believe we shouldn’t mess with our transition date.  I believe that date is carved in stone and to change it arbitrarily, because we are in emotional or physical pain will only cause us to repeat the same pain at exactly the same point in our lives until we learn to move beyond it.  Whether you believe that is entirely up to you. What you choose to believe is entirely up to you.

 

Everything comes down to a choice and what you decide to do with it.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

Passing In Pairs

 

–Princess Diana
August 31, 1997

–Mother Teresa
September 5, 1997
–Wayne Dyer
August 29, 2015

–Oliver Sacks
August 30, 2015

 

On Monday, September 14, a friend of mine mentioned Wayne Dyer’s passing.  She then brought up the fact that Oliver Sacks passed shortly after Wayne Dyer.  Sometimes my mind goes somewhere that many people don’t consider.  Look at the above list of names and when they passed.  Do you ever consider why people in the public eye sometimes tend to pass in pairs?  I do.  

 

Let’s look at Princess Diana and Mother Teresa:
When Mother Teresa passed and it was less than a week after Princess Diana, even back then BEFORE my spiritual nature expanded to the point where it is now, I had these thoughts.  Why did these two remarkable women transition so close to each other?  I often wonder if their souls weren’t needed elsewhere to mediate some disturbance in the force so to speak.  Afterall they were extremely influential in the physical, and since we are OUR souls, since we ARE spiritual beings having a physical experience why couldn’t we not have something to offer in another realm?

 

Okay!
I know what you’re thinking now.  You’re recalling my previous statements that our transition day is carved in stone, that it can’t be undone.  In most cases that is correct.  What if we chose to pass on that particular day because we KNEW we would be needed?

 

Or
what if there was ONE who could override ANY particular order we placed?  I’m sure you’ve the adage:
Rules were made to be broken.

 

What if this tenet that our transition day is carved in stone is still true, but that it is carved in shale?

 

How about Wayne Dyer and Oliver Sacks:
My thoughts IMMEDIATELY returned to Diana and Mother Teresa when Oliver Sacks passed a day after Wayne Dyer.  

 

–Again Sacks and Dyer were influential in life, both were writers and both were an inspiration to many.
–Again what if they were needed to mediate in another realm?

I’m sure you can find other cases where influential souls have passed in pairs.  These are just two instances that jumped out to me.  It’s where my thoughts go when these kinds of things happen.  How bout you?

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.