Wow, talk about quarky synchronicity. About an hour after the last post, "Ramblings", somebody posted a quite hostile review of our book at Amazon, titled, "Boring piece of rambling, mind-numbing trash". Here's the short and sweet review:
"I purchased this book because I am interested in learning more about the possible after-life, but this "book" is nothing but the ramblings of what must be a bi-polar or split personality writer. Why it took SO MANY pages to say NOTHING is beyond me. This was a waste of money. If you enjoy reading a rambling narrative which leads nowhere and could have been done in one tenth the number of words, knock yourself out! "
Note that "ramblings" was used twice, also in the title. After my last post about the same word as a special gift from Authentic Self, it begs the question, "Is this
also a message from this person's Authentic Self"? Yes.
Here, the word is used correctly according to its definition, but as if "rambling" is a bad
thing. This ego-mind became enraged (not angered) and many of its resentments triggered, and as can happen when an ailing ego-mind is in control, its host is made to pull the trigger and shoot to kill. As August recently remarked to a friend, "The Risen
is full of triggers."
"Using this fear like a gun at our head, our ego-mind takes us hostage. It demands and is given so much carte blanche energy that it could be said to have a mind of its own, the mind which used to be fully ours. This entity-like energy will do anything to survive." (p. 76)
To reiterate the rule of thumb as suggested in The Risen
, "If we become aware that there is an inner thought or feeling with any
negativity trying to direct a course of action, by bullying with guilt or name-calling, then be assured that here
is the voice of a simulate self and
the habitation of its lies, the ego-mind." (p. 90)
We would ask those reading to recognize that here is a suffering mind, and to join us in an authoritative, aware spiritual response that looks past the pain to the perfect, joy- and light-filled child of Creator Source, which shares the same Mind of Creator Source, which is Omniscient, Omnipresent, and Omnipotent; and so it is.