Here’s a great, great, quote from Lily Tomlin, the actress/comedian, which I just came across in the Book of Angels, by Sophy Burnham:
“Why is it, when we talk to God, we are said to be praying; and when God talks to us, we are said to be schizophrenic?” Lily Tomlin
Wow! So well put, Lily, as my own history will attest!
Here’s another quote in the margins of the same book, which so suit’s the human condition and the causes of what one perceives as Hell or Heaven.
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thought. With our thoughts we make the world. Speak and eat with an impure mind and troubles will follow you, as the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart.
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thought. With out thoughts we make the world. Speak or act with a pure mind and happiness will follow you as your shadow, unshakable. ” The Dhammapada
And here’s something I wrote in my journal at the end of January, 2002, nine whole years ago:
“The Cosmic Secret about life on this Plane of Existence is that it is not about things and wealth and powers. Having all that does not prove one’s true worth. Often, the most spiritual among us have nothing at all, or just the essentials, in the way of goods because they don’t pay that much attention to the material side of existence.
They are happy with the sheer adventure of life and they have that inner secret excitement and pleasure in sharing that great adventure with their Lord. This is their wealth and it can be had in the lowest dungeon and meanest circumstances, as well as the highest palaces. But those who only value the crust and glitter on the surface of the world will regularly slough off and find themselves bitter and forlorn. Dis-admired by themselves, their most important and only audience.”
Linda Layli, Layli Linda
Unless you have read my book, In Secret Diffusion: The Upper Realm Answers Questions About Earth, you have never heard of Linda Layli, Layli Linda. She is me, my inner clairaudient persona.
My third book, And Yet A Little While, will no longer be available on Amazon.com and other worldwide outlets. I’m voluntarily withdrawing it for a year-and-a-half. As I mentioned, a few blogs back, I’m posting my large collection of movie scripts on http://studios.amazon.com/users/10660 for consideration by Amazon/Warner Brothers, a new Hollywood collaboration, which is seriously shopping for good scripts. One of their requirements is that the work cannot be offered anywhere else. They will have exclusive first rights for an eighteen-month period. So, before I perfect this one and post it there, I must withdraw it from the publishing market.
My previous blog introduced the subject of Pre-Birth Planning and the possibiltiy that our lives might be scripted to some extent. I’d like to share my introduction to my about-to-disappear book, since it deals with the same topic:
“In the year 2000, I began a formal interview with The Holy Spirit, which eventually resulted in my non-fiction book, In Secret Diffusion, The Upper Realm Answers Questions About Earth. One of my topics was Reincarnation, a fairly new belief of mine as I’d spent most of my life disagreeing with that particular Teaching. I was very curious about such pre-birth preparation for a new life on Earth
That was my background when, one evening while living in Aspen, Colorado, I attended the movie, “Message In A Bottle,” starring Kevin Costner and Paul Newman. You might remember this 1999 movie about a young widower deeply grieving for his departed wife and isolating himself in his work of boatbuilding. A newswoman falls in love with him while covering a story about message bottles that he and his dying wife had thrown into the ocean. Then, just as the grief-stricken man seems to be opening up to a new romance, he is drowned at sea. Of course, we in the audience all felt a romantic reaction to his sudden death, which was now robbing him of another chance at happiness. Death was maligned as the usual enemy, to be avoided at all costs, not regarded simply as the mechanism by which we shift from one condition to another. Suddenly, I realized that he was now having a reunion with his beloved wife, thanks to that sudden tragedy and I began to ponder the two ends of physical existence and how short our earthly life might actually be, though it usually never feels that way to us. I found myself repeating the phrase: “And yet, a little while….” as if that’s what I could have said to comfort the grieving widower.
By the time I got home, I had this script all worked out, from start to finish. Naturally, fresh from the movie which inspired my thoughts, I envisioned Kevin Costner in the role of Tim Grogan, and Paul Newman as Randall Whitehorse. I still see and hear them in those parts, even though Paul is now in the Upper Realms, perhaps writing birth plans for his next life down here on Earth.
Long after this movie script, and its non-fictional companion, In Secret Diffusion, was completed, I learned about the work of Dr. Michael Newton, Ph.D., author of Journey of Souls. Thanks to him, hypnotic past life regression now offers people a way to witness their own pre-birth planning for the present life. Robert Schwartz, author of Your Soul’s Plan; Mark Ireland, Soul Shift, Dr. Linda Backman, Bringing Your soul To Light, and many others, make convincing arguments that we script our lives to help our souls evolve by coping with lessons which only an existence in a material realm can provide. Thus, the public is now prepared for ideas which would have sounded like science-fiction even ten years ago when this script of mine was written.
Radical stuff! All this delving about in our sub and strato-consciousnesses! Today, hypnotic regression offers us ways to access our moments spent in-between lives, evaluating a previous life and planning our next one. Many things become so clear when we understand exactly why we planned them. We might learn that the people with whom we have shared our greatest happiness, and our greatest woes, have often agreed to play that role in our evolution towards becoming more spiritualized human beings.
It’s confirming to me to realize that the storyline of And Yet A Little While fits perfectly with these new understandings. My fiction is not a serious treatise on the subject of Reincarnation, Religion, Birth, Death, Heaven, or a Between-Lives Planning experience. Some angles don’t fit the new theories, perhaps. Others do. That’s okay, it’s a miracle that they come as close as they do.
This whimsical Movie For The Mind is simply a light-hearted attempt to imagine the many things told to me by a Speaker Who identified Himself as The Holy Spirit when I could suddenly hear a Voice from the Other Side. (Heck of a lot of caps there, eh what? But I can’t “he’p it.”) The more serious material is reported in my companion book, In Secret Diffusion: The Upper Realm Answers Questions About Earth. This one is just for fun.
If you will recall that old movie, Back To The Future, that’s the attitude I would recommend when reading this rather-loosely-thrown-together tale.”
(Note: If you are intrigued by this introduction, you still have time to order it on Amazon.com before I pull it out until mid-2012.)