Ever since my own Inner Voices began to speak to me in 1980, I have wanted to have a group of like-minded individuals to discuss this phenomenon with. But, I never found one! Only last year, while I was writing my tell-all book on the subject: “Hearing Inner Voices: The Dead Pet Whisperer,” did I learn of the Hearing Voices Network in the United Kingdom. Still, these grassroots groups were few and far between and impossible for me to access.
Why not start one? Well, I move about…..but am planning to stay here in my first stop along the way around the world, for at least three months. Possibly six! That’s time enough to organize a group in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and to work for its continuation long after I leave town. Maybe, I could do this in many countries? Why not? Here’s my first press release for the meeting to be held here in two weeks:
EXTRA-SENSORY PERCEPTION ROUNDTABLE
A new, weekly discussion group about Extra-Sensory Perception will be initiated next Monday, December 7, at 5 p.m. in the Sala Quetzal Auditorium in the Biblioteca. Topics, such as Inner Hearing or Vision: Clairaudience or Clairvoyance, Sudden Knowings, Prophetic Dreams, Healing Powers, Heightened Senses of Smell or Touch and more, will all be on the table for discussion by those attending.
Open commentary by Experiencers of such metaphysical communication is sought and encouraged for the purpose of greater understanding, sharing and appreciation. Family and friends of people with these talents; as well as professionals, psychiatrists and counselors, who have observed that such phenomenon cannot be dismissed as mental illness, are urged to attend, as well.
This weekly roundtable will become the first chapter of the International Hearing Voices Network, (HVN), in Mexico. Over the past few decades, two-hundred chapters have formed in Europe, as well as seventy chapters in the United States. For more information on the subject, Googling will yield a great many aspects, for which the term, Hearing Voices, is simply a basket description.
San Miquel de Allende will lead the way for Mexico, beginning with this initial gathering. Care will be taken to make this a bi-lingual group through the use of simultaneous translation. Volunteers for group leadership and services are welcomed.
Founder of the local group is Linda J. Brown, author, blogger, and solo around-the-world traveler, who has written extensively about her own history of Inner Voice Hearing in books listed on Amazon.com and her websites. In San Miguel, she appears regularly on Open Mike Night at the Shelter Theater as “The Cosmic Psychic.”
Tickets may be purchased at the Biblioteca for 100 pesos per person.
TRAVELING THE WORLD ON SOCIAL SECURITY!
The big secret is that boomers are already chucking everything and taking off for parts unknown. The trouble is, that their voices haven’t been heard yet. Every now and then, I see a little article about….usually a couple…..who have sold everything and are now sailing, hiking, RVing, ex-patting….etc., somewhere else in the world. Usually, they retired early, maybe in their fifties, and have never looked back. Because it’s still ahead for them, they can’t, categorically state that it’s possible to do this only on their social security check, like I can, but it still seems like awfully good news that this sort of life might await you when you get your gold watch.
Tell you what! Let’s make this blogsite a forum for your stories! Are you already out there, doing this, in some form or another? Write in and tell us about it! Link up to this site! To be true to our Theme, you need to be traveling or living away from home, somehow, on a retirement budget….but, that can even be a big stash, if that’s all you’ve got. Or, are you planning something audacious along this line, once they cut you loose? Let’s hear from The Boomers themselves, on this subject!
Do you know that I’ve never heard anyone (till me) speak directly to this famous entity, known as the Baby Boomers? I’ve only heard things spoken about them. Plus, I’ve never heard the voice of The Boomers, either. Well, we can change all that. Let’s hear from you!
Disclaimer #1: I’m not a Baby Boomer! I’m too old. At 70.5, I was born eight years before the youngest of them. But, that’s the whole point. I’ve been drawing Social Security for five years now, going out there way more than once and testing this theory, again and again, in the quirky places of the world…..and I’m here to tell you that it can be done. Easily! And, I’m going to go around again at age seventy-one to prove it another time……and then, God-willing and the creek don’t rise…….again at 73, 75, ……ad infinitum!
Disclaimer #2: I do get a pretty fat Social Security check because it’s my deceased ex-husband’s, and he was a doctor. So, maybe it’s stretching it a little bit to claim that everyone can do this on their SS, but it’s an absolutely true statement for me, and a pretty good gimmick, don’t you think? But, others who really want to live this way might have stocks, houses, cars to sell; and I don’t. So, it comes out even in the end.
I plan to still be traveling around the world way into my eighties! So can you!
Raise your hand if you’re a Baby Boomer! What’s this I see, all across the American Blogoland?: Seventy-six-million hands waving in the breeze in answer to my yell of “Hey Boomers!” Now, what author wouldn’t want that kind of response? But, I have more valid reasons than just the dream of all those commercial sales. The Boomers NEED me right now and I am rushing to their aid.
Well okay, maybe not all Boomers. My own kids, born in 1963 and 1964, are technically included in that gigantic bubble of humanity created right after the last global war, but they don’t identify with the real Leading Edge Boomers who are just this year, at age 62, tiptoeing across the line of qualification for Social Security early retirement. By 2012, millions of them will be full-fledged retirees, wondering what to do with the rest of their still-youthful-feeling lives.
There’s always comfort in Botox and Viagra, but within their hearts lingers the nervous fear that a nursing home lurks somewhere across the great chasm that’s leaped when one starts receiving those doggone government checks. Pastures are for pansies, they say……..but how do they really know for sure? Where are their role models for dancing blithely through the daisy patch of old age, with nothing but the dole to pay your way? Right here, on this blogsite! That’s where! Me!!!! Read more