|The Original OA. "Oculus" di Mantegna|
For those unfamiliar with "Flipside" "It's a Wonderful Afterlife" and "Hacking the Afterlife" - the points of this story all converge in the same place: "The OA." Now, the OA as depicted in the series is a shortcut term for "Original Angel." Which is like calling someone an OG or "original gangster." It doesn't mean they're THE original angel. But it does refer to being an Old School Member.
So in the OA we meet characters who have been with us for many lifetimes. Like the character Brit Marling meets during her near death experience as a young girl. She meets the character known as Kaithun (which means "Origin" in Arabic) - did she have a previous lifetime with Kaithun? It's possible.
Our spirit guides sometimes accede to our request ("please! I can't get through this lifetime without you helping me!") but by and large, our spirit guide (we all have ONE and some have more than one, but basically one is the "main person" for each of us) does NOT incarnate with us on Earth (or wherever we CHOOSE to incarnate) because after all, how can they help us if they're always there by our side guiding us? Do we learn better by doing it ourselves? Or by being shown how to do it?
I'll let the crickets answer that one.
So back to this story I heard today. I ran into a friend, a fella I met recently who has read my books, who was chatting with a friend who HAS NOT read any of my books. (I know this because at one point he said "Have you heard of "Coast to Coast" radio?" And I said "Um... yeah. I've been on there six times so far.")
So this is not a fan of my work, has not read my descriptions of near death experiences, of out of body experiences, or between life sessions - in fact he knows nothing about my version of the flipside whatsoever.
|This woman was 120 years old when I met her on Dominica|
This new friend argued that he was aware that time does not exist, that "everything is happening simultaneously" (as Seth has been quoted) to which I replied "Seth is not omniscient. He knows and relates based on his lifetimes and whatever knowledge he can access. But it's not omniscience. By saying "Time does not exists because it's all happening simultaneously" or saying "Time exists relatively because it feels like it's happening simultaneously" - a big difference in my mind.
(No disrespect to Seth, but this is a frequent discussion I've had with folks knowledgeable about his "teachings" - and I find it amusing that people get so upset about the idea that time does exist on the flipside, just differently. They should have known I'd make that argument.)
The reason it matters (at least to me) is because I've heard - "If everything is happening at the same time, then what's the point? What lessons can we learn?" Which would be accurate if that was true. If you were five and ten, twenty and sixty at the same time - what the hell could you possible learn? My point is that the research is consistent in this area - that time on the flipside is different, amazingly so, by which I mean it's both linear and non-linear. And we come here to experience linear time so we can progress back there... meaning we grow from young souls to older souls, from novice to knowledgeable.
|The path to enlightenment. Or the Santa Monica Mountains.|
I know that ruffles some feathers - or wattles - after all this is the New Year of the Fire Rooster, and some "wattles" are more orange than others - but I digress. I came here to tell this story about Russell, and not get bogged down in a discussion of time. Let's put it this way, if time exists simultaneously, then there's no point in reading the end of this paragraph. You already know it.
But for those who've stuck around - and want to know - how does this story he's about to tell relate the series "the OA" - let's continue, shall we?
This fellow told me that 40 years ago he had this profound "dream." He didn't call it a dream, because it was more vivid than that - and he said the elements of it were as real as his talking to me 40 years later, the details as vivid in his mind's eye as the day they happened.
He was in bed, when he felt himself being escorted somewhere. He didn't see he was "out of his body" because he wasn't aware of that. But he was aware that some individuals were walking him through what appeared to be a warehouse of some kind. (or in this case "an aware-house.") He said "Like in those James Bond films when they're walking across a construction site or platform..." The escorts kept telling him "Don't worry, you'll be fine." At some point they made it to an elevator and these fellows either put him inside of it, or escorted him into it. He said as it rose, it started to go faster and faster until it was going at an incredible rate of speed.
He said the experience was painful. That he was scared and in pain during this portion of his journey. But when he arrived at his destination, he was aware that he was out in deep space, that he could see the earth through some kind of window, and the stars beyond.
(Note: for those familiar with "Flipside" this kind of out of body experience to go and visit a loved one is what began my journey to the Flipside. I had the same experience of "travelling through space" at an "incredible rate of speed" but had not feelings of pain.)
To which Russell replied "But look at me. I can't be in front of you if I'm dead, can I?"
Then this fellow said he was overcome with a strong emotional feeling of being "HOME."
(For those of you familiar with my research, this is what nearly everyone I've filmed has said after recalling a "previous lifetime" while under deep hypnosis (including myself.) When the hypnotherapist asks "So now where would you like to go?" I said - and most of the people I've filmed said - "I want to go "home." As in "not here on this planet.")
He said he felt the profound feeling of "Oh, right, this is home, how could I ever forget this feeling of being home?" When asked about what the meant, he said it was a profound feeling of overwhelming calm and peace. (My friend asked him "Unconditional love?" to which he said "Yes" -- which would have been my question as well. But he offered the word "home" and not the concept of "unconditional love.") He said it was a "profound feeling of being connected."
He said he became aware that his friend Russell was "like a scientist" of some kind over there. He said the environment he had stopped in was "some kind of laboratory, with equipment" but that he could see "out into the stars."
(In "It's a Wonderful Afterlife" one person recalling visiting the between lives realm recalled seeing a laboratory with equipment, where her spirit guide was waiting for her. As mentioned in "Flipside" and "Hacking the Afterlife" I myself have been to visit a number of "classrooms in the afterlife." No other logical way to describe them - but as "classrooms" or auditoriums with a stage. Here's the documentary FLIPSIDE for those who might want to check it out.)
Then he said he was worried about telling anyone about this experience - that of seeing his deceased friend still in existence on the flipside. Russell said to him "Don't worry about what other people think about this experience. Speak the truth. You'll always know the difference."
(My brain froze for a moment when he said this -- I noted to this fellow that 30 years ago, I wrote and directed a film where the character Tony Geary ("You Can't Hurry Love") said that same exact line; "Eddie. It doesn't matter whether people believe what you're telling them is the truth or not, as long as you know the difference." Weird for me to hear it said back to me in this context 30 years later.)
(This is the film "You Can't Hurry Love" and that's Luana Anders in the photo - she's the one who passed away and brought me over to the Flipside to find her, as I've documented in my books. It's 90 minutes, I present it here because it's nearly impossible to find elsewhere).
Then he asked Russell "How do I stay in touch with you?"
(In between-life sessions, the hypnotherapist will often ask a "spirit guide" to "put a sensation somewhere in the body" of the person they're speaking to, so they can always refer to that sensation as a connection to them. That "shiver" that goes down your spine, or a "ringing sensation" in your ears could be your guide trying to let you know they're staying in touch with you.)
Russell's reply was to walk forward and put his forehead inches away. The friend said that Russell stared into his eyes for what seemed like an eternity. And then Russell said "If you ever need to reach me, just remember this moment."
|A window that looks Home. (NASA)|
My friend looked at him, gestured to me and said "You're telling this story to the right fellow." I chuckled, asked this gentleman if he'd ever read any of my work on the topic. (Not that he should, I was just wondering why he was telling me a story that seemed to spring forth from my pages.) He hasn't.
I said to him "Do you want to speak to Russell? Because you can." He said he'd very much like to. I recommended he see Scott De Tamble in Claremont. As I pointed out to him, Scott's done 35 sessions with people I've filmed (I've done four session with Scott myself, and one other with another therapist to see if I would have the same visuals - and did.) Scott's at lightbetweenlives.com - having a hypnotherapy session allows a person to experience an out of body experience, or a near death experience again without the stress.
So what does this have to do with The OA?
You remember the two times that Prairie goes to see her spirit guide Kaithun on the show? Both times she was speaking to her spirit guide in different languages while the spirit guide spoke to her in Arabic. Prairie spoke the first time to her in Russian, the second in English. But that didn't matter, because the "universal language" of the mind can be understood anywhere.
|Kaithun and Prairie first visit (the OA)|
What are the odds? That I would run into this guy was I was walking out of an office two hours ago?
But let's tie this together for a moment for whomever it is that has stumbled across this blog, this post....
No matter how many difficulties that come in our lives, no matter how stressed, alone, unhappy, unloved we feel... it's important to know, and it's important to state - there is ALWAYS always ALWAYS someone keeping an eye on you.
Your spirit guide to be sure. Perhaps a loved one. Perhaps you have your own Russell out there keeping an eye on you. But your loved ones ARE ACCESSIBLE. Not in the same way they used to be - imagine for a moment that they're living in Tibet and the only way you have to communicate is via an old cellphone that has a crackly connection - but you KNOW they're there, and they can hear you. You know that they hear you when you say slowly and loudly: I LOVE YOU.
THEY ARE ALWAYS ACCESSIBLE.
Michael Newton told me (via Jennifer Shaffer) that "all you have to do is say the name of the person you want to speak to." (as noted previously on this blog) I asked him if the name needed to be said aloud or in our mind? He said "Either, doesn't matter." I asked "How can a person discern, or know that their friend is responding to them rather than than it might be their imagination or wishful thinking?" He said "When the answers come before you can form the question, you'll know they're speaking with you."
|In a still from the film "Flipside" Michael Newton (the Newton Institute)|
You just need to reach out to a loved one, or a guide for guidance.
It's hard to know the reason why we struggle. It's hard to see the reason why anyone struggles. That's okay. If it was so damned easy to know why we were here, we wouldn't learn anything while we are here. Who learns the lesson better? How do we learn the lesson the best? Someone who stands behind us and tells us how to do it? Or by doing it ourselves?
|Photo of a spirit guide. Or a cloud. I can't tell.|
Carrie Fisher came here to explore and teach people about mental illness. She needed a giant platform from which to do so. Her mom came here to pave the way for Carrie - to give her that platform. And George Michael came here to teach us that being gay or straight is a concept - when it comes delivered via a divine voice, we can't do anything but stand in awe and appreciation.
|We are all connected all the time. It's all energy. Easy to say; hard to see.|
It might be to look them in the eye and say "Remember this moment. I am always nearby. I am always accessible to you. Just remember this moment... and I will be there."