Sunday, November 08, 2009

Wishful thinking . . .

As usual, the Risen move in mysterious ways, their wonders to perform. We've received an invitation from the Forever Family Foundation for a live radio interview on their show Signs of Life, tentatively scheduled for January 14, 2010 at 8 pm EST. How typically funny of Spirit, as I just used the little picture of a family listening to the radio in the last post. Tim will be present at the interview as well, channeling through me.

Watch here for updates. Their archives there list past interviews, which reveals a rich list of modern books about the afterlife. You can also listen to past interviews.

Their mission statement:

To establish the existence of the continuity of the family, even though a member has left the physical world
  • To stimulate thought among the curious, those questioning their relationship to the universe, and people who are looking for explanations of certain phenomena
  • To financially support the continued research into survival of consciousness and Afterlife Science
  • To provide a forum where individuals and families who have suffered the loss of a loved one can turn for support, information, and hope through state-of-the-art information and services provided by ongoing research into the survival of consciousness and Afterlife Science
Thank you to Dianne Arcangel for being instrumental in this opportunity.

On another but probably related note - I saw Carrie Fisher in her one-woman show, "Wishful Drinking" last night. Of course it was fabulous, and it felt especially poignant to learn she and I are the same age. But an interesting and spooky moment of synchronicity happened that still has me puzzled. Yesterday, while getting ready to leave to go to the show, I realized I needed something to read on the subway ride down - which is often a longer ride on weekends. I have literally thousands of books lining the walls and any other available surface in my space. While falling asleep for a little nap before leaving, I noticed my copy of Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels & Stories, Vols 1 & 2, way up on a top shelf. When I was ready to leave, I grabbed the much-thumbed Vol 1 and stuffed it into my bag. On the train, I read how Sherlock shunned allowing unnecessary information into his mind, telling Dr. Watson that "...the skilful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. . . it is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones." (A Study in Scarlet)

Carrie Fisher, whose show is all about her struggle with her mental illness and substance addiction, at one point, about midway, cites the exact same paragraph to make a point about her own mind's processes and healing.

As it often says, in many ways in The Risen, "worlds within worlds."