The ability to hear and see things that others on the Earth Plane cannot hear or see became a curiosity to me when my psychic talents opened up in my early forties. The following is a part of a conversation I had with The Holy Spirit about these matters:
People who have psychic talents must struggle with this knowledge that they are different, especially as their talents begin to make themselves known. Can You comment on the successful ways to cope with this?
“Yes. Don’t worry about it. This is perfectly normal. The presence of these talents indicates that a person is one of the highly-spiritualized people of the Upper Kingdom, who has come to Earth for a special reason. If they take care of this trust, I will reward them with My Presence during their lifetime.”
Are these talents, in a way, alien to planet Earth? Are they lost conditions which we used to have?
“Yes, I have been trying to raise up a group of friends, down on Earth, who would spend time talking to Me and who would ask Me questions and write down My answers; and who would entertain Me by letting Me look through their eyes. I have found a few but not very many, out of all of the spiritually-talented people whom I have sent to Earth over the millennia.
Now, to answer your question. They are not actually alien talents to Earth, as I have provided many humans with these features. You could say that they are lost conditions because during other times around, there were very many of these spiritualized people on Earth at one time. Far more than now. Most of those people used My Gift in a much more responsible way than during this present cycle, when the psychics have badly-abused this talent.”
Are all humans potentially psychic?
“No, not even potentially. Though some psychics say that all people are potentially psychic, it’s just not so. Most Earth humans do not have these capacities. And that is just that. They cannot take lessons to encourage a talent if it is not naturally present. The psychics were not sent down to make everyone psychic but to connect the two worlds. The people who have become the customers of psychics do believe in this Other World but they should not have to pay such fat feels in order to learn these things.”
Then a psychic ability is a condition of the next plane of existence, chiefly, and not here? Do those who exhibit these abilities unconsciously leak them while they are here living in a material human body?
“Yes, these are all natural parts of being in the Other World. They are nothing special there, in that everyone can do these things. I don’t think that these talents “leak” so much as “stand-out,” when found on a physical plane of existence.”
Do You have any advice for people who have psychic talents which give them an extra edge of information?
“Yes. Don’t use these talents foolishly. Use them for the benefit of humanity as a whole by letting Us talk to you and to others through you.
(Excerpt from: In Secret Diffusion: The Upper Realm Answers Questions About Planet Earth, by Linda J. Brown, pg. 210)
Three hundred copies of my new book, In Secret Diffusion: The Upper Realm Answers Questions About Earth have come to my house, after a long nine months in the making. So, things have grown very busy around here and I now feel like a busy traffic cop, directing lots and lots of vehicles….all driven by me.
Suddenly, I’m awash with duties brought on by the responsibilities of doing the best thing for this newborn book. I’m sending out copies of this book to those who have been waiting for it, as well as reviewers and whoever might be able to help it get where it is going. So, it’s back and forth to the post office.
There is another website, www.insecretdiffusion.com to bring into full bloom and being. It is started but not yet finished, so you can peek a tiny bit, but come back soon.
There are marketing plans to be made with my newly-recruited crew of talented marketeers, who are just learning what to do about internet promotion. We are all going to learn together but I’m thrilled to have so many helping hands. Talk about training courses, and dowloads, and confusing details! We’re like a bunch of clowns throwing papers in the air, right about now, corresponding like crazy in emails every day, giving each other lots of extra work just to digest and answer those, but having a learning extravaganza in the process.
I’m working away at the writing and production of my next two books, which I mentioned in the previous blog and have just sent one of them off to a copyeditor. The other has been reviewed by some sailing experts and is well under weigh, as they say at sea.
BUT, the sun is shining brightly during this week of storm and rain, so I am off to the beach right now to swim and walk along the sandy shore! I’m too hard a taskmaster on myself and so I’ve insisted on a little time off. She sells seashells by the seashore!!!
At last, my beautiful new book, In Secret Diffusion: The Upper Realm Answers Questions About Earth, is in my hands! This second book of mine took a very, very long time to produce. But, it is finally a reality and so very beautiful that I forgive it for taking the slow boat. My proof copy arrived Monday night and I’ve been reading it ever since.
Real books read differently than computer screens or big page printouts, which is the only way I had seen my book during the months I was working on it or awaiting its appearance from the extremely-slow company, Outskirts Press of Parker, Colorado, that I had hired to do the cover and interior work on it. I’ll not go that route again, but will handle such operations myself.
Now I have placed my bulk order with my printer, Lightning Source, and by next week, will have books to send out to reviewers and to sell over this site, as well as my new under-construction website. Soon, there will be a way that you can order one here, for only $16.95, and then hold one of these beauties in your own hands. By mid-August, it will be sold by Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com, as well as in the bookstores all over the world, along with my first book, Hey Boomers, Dust Off Your Backpacks: Travel The World On A Limited Budget.
If you will recall, this second book is my twelve-year-long interview with The Holy Spirit about a wide variety of questions that I was curious about concerning human beings, our planet and its relationship to other worlds and dimensions. There are many points involving our constant natural questions about spirituality, birth and death, as well as ordinary life itself. It’s a very interesting read.
Next month, my new website covering the spiritual side of my life: insecretdiffusion.com, (not ready yet, I’ll let you know when to go there) will be up and running and you may pose any questions that you would like asked of The Holy Spirit. I will answer them in my blog there. And if they mount up enough, another book of questions could result.
So, things are really perking around here. I’m planning my big marketing push for this new book with a talented team of social media professionals who are expert at internet marketing and all those proliferating social media sites. Electronic Word of Mouth!
I’m also working on my third book, And Yet, A Little While, which is a new age fiction, in script form, with stories illustrating the themes of In Secret Diffusion . That will be the first of my series of “Movies For Your Mind” books, of which I have about six already written. This one is almost finished and the cover art is completed, so it will be ready to go to the printer in August.
My fourth book, also a movie script, is The Insatiable Sea, based upon the true story of my father’s attempt to sail around the world in 1935. I will be rewriting it for about the fourth time, because some salty advisers of mine, Rich and Sara Jamula, gave me some excellent suggestions about extending the story to make it even better. I can see exactly how to incorporate their ideas. All I need is a little bit of time to focus exclusively on the task.
Their 60-foot sailing craft is moored at Clearwater Beach while Rich fits new masts. They have lived aboard for the past twelve years and I met them recently when it occurred to me that they could give me tips on the seaworthiness of my story. Father’s manuscript was so complete that I seem to have translated the information in the dialogue and scripting without any goofs. However, the old captain in the story mentions that he is an “old shellback,” and Rich suggested that I capitalize on that nautical tradition which is pretty much unknown to most people these days.
He’s right! I started my research immediately with Wikipedia and learned that sailors receive the title of “Shellback” in an initiation ceremony when they have sailed across the equator, which the ship in my story does, as it sails from Pago Pago, Samoa, to Hawaii. This tradition of the sea dates back hundreds of years, and in the old, rough days, there was a great deal of hazing during this rite of passage. If you take a cruise today on a ship crossing the equator, there will most likely be some sort of ceremony making shellbacks of all the fancy passengers, but the real maritime significance is always between the seasoned sailors and the un-equatored Polliwogs, sailors who have never crossed before.
I have fictionalized some of the extraneous details of this true story for the sake of rounding it out from my father’s simple and personal point of view. So even though he and the other unfortunates aboard the disaster-ridden Seth Parker, were probably too busy keeping the ship afloat when they crossed the equator, I can employ the tradition to set up the actual mutiny which came a little later in the voyage. What a great suggestion Rich had! My cover art for this book is also ready and things will go rapidly as soon as I can do the new writing on this one too.
In an earlier blog, I spoke about needing to get all my mules moving along in their accustomed lineup. Now that I have the lead mule under my own supervision again, I’m seeing my way clear along the narrow path of authorship and book production.
WHAT IS THE SECRET BEHIND YOUR DREAMS?
Reading more in the new book, Second Sight: An Intuitive Psychiatrist Tells Her Extraordinary Story and Shows You How To Tap Your Own Inner Wisdom by Judith Orloff, M.D., I’m immersed in her deep understanding of dreams and how they are so often clues to our inner selves. As a practicing Intuitive Psychiatrist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, she has impecable credentials in the medical field, as well as the new field of knowledge about tapping into our own Inner Wisdom. She has become a renowed speaker and authority, in demand on television and in person.
Though I’m only halfway through reading this fascinating book, I am coming now to respect the dream life even more than I did before. I have a whole chapter dedicated to Dreams in my upcoming book, In Secret Diffusion: The Upper Realm Answers Questions About Earth, due out soon. I’d like to share a little bit of my interview with The Holy Spirit concerning dreams, since I keep thinking of it as I read Dr. Orloff’s wonderful book:
Where do the actions take place which we perceive as dreams?
Exactly what IS a dream? Is it simply our conscious experiencing of being in another place, during which we are always awake?
Yes. Your astral body never sleeps, even when your physical body is truly sleeping. Your dreaming is your conscious awareness of this other body. This perfectly wonderful experience is very familiar to everyone, but few have any idea of its true significance. If you knew about the miracle of the dream world, you would be overwhelmed with a sense of majesty and awe at this beautiful improvement over the way it has been in other millennial life cycles. Suffice it to say that We thought all Earth humans would become extinct at this millennium, as they were not to be given another chance when yet another global war occurred. So We planned a “double time” life for them during this go-round. We wanted to test them during their sleep, and so We provided a very active dream existence, the significance of which escapes everyone. Dreams are just stories that their minds create at night, as far as anyone is concerned. This is the best opportunity to explain how We have been testing you on Earth while you slept.
What is the difference between a dream and an out-of-body experience?But many New Age people now seem to be casual about doing out-of-body practices. Would You please comment?
A dream is different, but it’s not easy to explain what the difference is. An out-of-body experience is a delicate maneuver and it should not be attempted by anybody. Very few individuals can manage this successfully, and they are taking a great risk every time that they do this deliberately. Dreams are not dangerous. Out-of-body experiences are dangerous because it might not be done in the right direction or the right manner. It’s just best to leave it alone, as attractive as these prospects might be. If one is “supposed” to do this, for some unusual Upper reason, then you will be protected, but it’s a risky business to fool around with. There are dangers concerning this human connection with a physical body; not the least of which is that negative entities may desire to occupy it. These can be very hard to dislodge if they have found an unprotected human body. Accidents do happen in these inter-dimensional fields.
Are You constantly testing everyone with dreams each night, or is there ever a point at which You give up on some individuals?
I have just spent the last few hours enjoying the late afternoon sun stretched out in a Nicaraguan hammock slung in the big oak tree in my front yard. I laughed aloud, chuckled softly, cried from time to time, nodded and “um-hummed” as I recognized myself in all of the brief stories I was reading in the new book propped on my chest. Sunshine and the shadow of a banana tree leaf moved gently across the page. Children played in the park nearby, birds sang. Life felt good and I felt surrounded by a world-full of friends who were all sharing the magical moment when they first had heard the Voice of God within their own quiet head.
My guide on this personal exploration of inner life was DavidPaul Doyle, author of When God Spoke To Me: The Inspiring Stories of Ordinary People Who Have Received Divine Guidance And Wisdom who saw his book go to the top of the charts and become a bestseller as soon as it was released. I’m only halfway finished with reading it, and I can certainly understand why it has become so instantly popular. Think of every great inspirational Reader’s Digest or Guideposts story that has ever brought a catch to your throat or a tear to your eye and then multiply that by more than seventy and you will get some idea of the power of this book.
However, each story is kept to the theme of a personal moment when God spoke, individually, to that person, whether in actual words or pointed coincidence, a great wash of feeling or a rainbow-colored, feather-shaped cloud in the sky. If a formal religious affiliation is even mentioned, it’s only in passing, if there’s a reason to include it in the story. The book proves that it is not necessary to belong to any particular creed to have a long-term, one-on-one, love affair with God or The Holy Spirit. Nobody is “witnessing” here and most are opening up in print for the very first time.
His first book,The Voice For Love: Accessing Your Inner Voice To Fulfill Your Life’s Purpose, had such a profound impact that Doyle and his wife, Candace, now travel the world speaking and teaching others how to hear God’s Voice for themselves. Soon, many people offered their own personal stories of moments when their lives changed forever because of this unmistakable connection. They are not testimonials of what happened as a result of the book, but are all over the map in method and background. It seems that this is happening to people in great numbers. Maybe it has been, all along, but only recently have the means been invented for us all to get our heads together about it.
That has certainly been true for me. Here, I thought I was so daring to make such a claim! And now, I look around and find out that it’s a MOVEMENT and I’m well in the back of the pack with the book I’m planning to release in May…or whenever the interminable publishing process finally completes. In case you hadn’t heard by reading my previous posts, the name of my second book is In Secret Diffusion: The Upper Realm Answers Questions About Earth. Someday, I hope that DavidPaul Doyle will help me introduce my book to the world because we certainly are talking about the same thing. I’ll send him a hot-off-the-press copy of it and hope he will see fit.
In the meantime, I plan to submit my own story of awakening because he has a back page inviting people to do just that. Surely, that’s how this second book came about. The many authors of When God Spoke To Me are all of the regular people who responded to that request the first time around. After the one-page introduction, DavidPaul stays in the background and lets them talk – story after heart-touching story.
This is a good, non-religious, highly-spiritual book…but I notice many testimonials which say it’s used in sermons. Trust me, you’ll like it. More and more, I will inevitably become a funnel to recommend some of these great wide-open Godly books because my marketing research is bringing me into contact with them. It’s a huge, fantastic flood…and nobody’s trying to convert any more. That’s passe’. That’s so yesterday! They are all saying: “Go inside of your own head, your own heart and listen!” This is so refreshing! Believe me, that method works!
I’m still reading Robert Schwartz’ Your Soul’s Plan that I reported on in my last post. It is just as wonderful in an entirely complementary way, and it opens another subject which I mention in my own book: how we plan the details of our life before birth. When you get to that website, be sure to move your cursor over the box that says ABOUT THE BOOK. It will lead you to many more pages of his great website.
Three more books along the same line, wait on my desk for reading, so watch this space for more adverts. But now that my own formatted book manuscript is ready for proofing, the only book I’ll be reading in the next few weeks will be my own. However, due to this new internet book recommending channel I have found, I shall probably continue to order many great volumes to wait until I come up for air. I’ll probably need an entire year to lie in my hammock doing nothing but reading, crying, and chuckling. Yay!
As you all know, I have been silent for another whole week, and that is not like me. But, I am in the category of a being a new mother these days. I’m all intent upon the whole long process of giving birth, as well as tending what I’ve already given birth to. Books and babies…lots of similarities.
First, there’s the moment of conception, though in this case, it’s really called inception. That’s when you come up with a great idea and then realize that you suddenly have a book in your belly. The pregnancy can be long and thoughtful and can continue for years and years, if you want it to. The delivery often takes just as long, because that covers the time spent in your chair, typing hard on the computer; or sometimes for old-fashioned writers, scribbling words on a yellow pad. Pregnancy and delivery are long, lone projects with no one on your back about deadlines and decisions. You can just let it flow all alone in there within your own private universe. You and your book. Tweaking and diddling as much as you like. Mother and child. Secret, contemplative, marvelously successful, because you are the only one you have to please.
However, there IS the business of the name, which becomes an ongoing weighty matter, indeed, as it always is with any expected child. Dither, dither. Such a responsibility. This poor creature you are bringing into the world will have to stand alone on the name you select, possibly long after you have left the scene. The wrong name could be a disaster. Might create unpopularity, misunderstanding, wimpiness or it might convey the wrong impression to the wrong audience.
Who is your audience, anyway? Who is this little twerp planning to hang out with? The title you bestow will have a huge effect on that outcome. Dither, dither. Here’s where my own yellow pads always fill up. Friends and family have learned to nod their heads indulgently whenever I suggest a new name for my book. They know it will be gone in the morning, replaced by another equally-silly one. These days, Google Search has a lot to do with book-naming; as well as Amazon.com. Has anyone already snagged it? That squelches a whole lot of perfectly good names, right there.
Cover design is another whole area of worry. The same dynamics apply as they do to the title. The right one gets you in doors. The wrong one sinks the ship. And, those few words you choose to decorate your back cover? Make or break stuff, right there! Then, during sleepless nights, if midnight cover designs hit you in the head, and you’re not an artist, you must find some talent to whip that into shape.
Next come the midwives: those copy editors who rake through your whole creation and make this child actually deliverable. They fix its little (or very big) faults and stay by your side during the birthing process.
There’s the delivery room, your publisher, which handles all important details of the actual birthing process. You go in with this baby in your belly. You come out with a book in hand. Magical stuff! Very heady. And, when it goes well, you want to turn right around and do it all again. And, you will…after you recover from this one.
Now, as all new parents know, or find out soon enough, the story doesn’t end when you leave the hospital with a sweet bundle in your arms. Ohhhhhhh no! Not by a long shot! You have this active new entity on your hands, in your arms, never out of your sight…or hearing. It has NEEEEEEDS! All of a sudden, those diapers hit the fan!
Things that you should have done before delivery are still not complete, like all those registrations for publishers lists, booksellers, book fairs, contests, and so many things bearing imposing and important initials which convey worthy information to the makers, shakers and breakers. Papers to fill out, things to mail in. Copyrights to register. Probably, this is similar to registering a newborn for Yale University’s waiting list, only much more urgent,if your prodigy is to become anything in this world. You stay up at night. You get confused easily.
You still write, write, write all day long. Only this time, it’s marketing ideas and snappy press releases and promotional ploys galore; while the new baby cries in your arms with its own demands and you’re still in your bathrobe. And therein lies the rubbing alcohol. you’ve only just met this little squalling collection of your own ideas. How do you know how to sum it all up in a few stirling paragraphs that will introduce it to the world and make everyone want to adopt your little offspring?
Because, in effect, you ARE putting your fine little baby up for adoption. You will love it anyway, even if you fret over glaring faults, like an undiscovered typo, which suddenly shows up right there on the kid’s nose. You’ll still love your baby, unreservedly, though you may plan to perform a little plastic surgery in your next reprint. Hopefully, all flaws will be unnoticeable, except by you. You’ll then hope, fervently, that someone (preferably a reviewer) might soon begin to notice the brilliance of your work. You pray that they will like it well enough to take that newborn home and keep on their nightstand. Let it keep THEM awake at night, not you!
You are about to SELL YOUR CHILD! How can you think like a Public Relations professional and create beautiful press releases and perfect video presentations, and yet represent your book fairly and exactly like it is? How can you find and focus on its best features? This demanding newborn doesn’t look like its adult self yet; hasn’t begun to explain itself to you, its mother, so that you can even begin to discern how others are going to perceive it.
Yet this must be done while it lies in its cradle, either blessedly silent, or needing hours of attention in some behind-the-scenes way. Multi-tasking mothers are nothing new. We all put in the time. We all get in way over our heads and wonder whether we’ll actually get that shower today or must it go on the to-do list for tomorrow?
But, the marketing material you have to churn out in the middle of all this hubbub, is life-changing for the little tyke. Decisions you make right now, under duress, could affect its entire future. What can you say, accurately and honestly and yet, with appealing, one-of-a-kind hype? Truth, but hype, nonetheless.
Eventually, your child must be likeable of its own accord, because the minute it steps into public scrutiny, folks will know whether you represented it well in your words of praise and promise – or not. This is a whole different type of writing from the book you have just gestated. That was really creative writing. Marketing is too, but with a bite. It must be succinct, and to the point, and true to a fault.
Here, in the light of this newborn day, is where you must turn around and frankly evaluate the product that sat cloistered close to your heart, invisibly, for so very long.
Then, comes the day when your baby bounces off your lap and far away from you. The ink is dry. The dye is cast. The course is run. You then become simply the proud parent lurking in the background; pulling out your wallet snapshots and saying, “That’s my kid! Just look at her go!”
Any parent will tell you, it’s all worthwhile.