Here's My Two Cents! Sharing My Newsletter and Ideas

Sep. 26, 2022


I'm excited to write about my favorite topic: past-life stories! Today I get to tell you about a story that had not been published before Jeffrey Keene included it in his new 2021 book, Fire in the Soul: Reincarnation from Antietam to Ground Zero. 

I first wrote about Jeffrey Keene's story from his first book, Someone Else's Yesterday: The Confederate General and Connecticut Yankee.  Keene's amazing experience of remembering  and researching his past life as Confederate General John B. Gordon began with his visit to the Civil War battlefield at Antietam.  You can find that newsletter on my website under the "My Two Cents" tab.  Look for Just Who Do We Think We Are? Vol. 1 No. 14, September 24, 2020, at

In his new book published last year, Keene not only adds detail to his original story, but he shares life-changing insights he has gained since the book was originally published in 2003. This is a "must read" for anyone interested in reincarnation. 

AND, in this new book, he includes another convincing past life story of young Braden who began sharing memories of being in the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001 ("ground zero") in 2006 when he was barely three years old.  See my summary of Braden's story below.  Shari

Click Here to Read Reincarnation from Antietam to Ground Zero.

Aug. 28, 2022

When Raymond Moody wrote Life After Life in 1975, he had collected over 150 cases of near-death experiences in which he interviewed the people who reported them and verified their statements with medical personnel and family members. Up to this time, people tended to not speak about these types of experiences except perhaps to close family members for fear of being thought to be unstable or having their story not believed. Dr. Moody actually coined the phrase "near-death experience."

Dr. Moody's work was just the beginning. He inspired other researchers, and since 1975 many more books and resources about near-death experiences have been published. I chose two NDE stories to include here because of their amazing revelations and their relatively recent publication dates.
One of those, Proof of Heaven, written by Dr. Eben Alexander in 2012 about his own NDE, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Dr. Alexander's amazing experience while in a coma proved to him that his consciousness exists beyond his brain, which at that time showed no activity and was deemed to be dead. The effect of the NDE was eventually life-changing for Alexander.
A more recent book, Knowing, written in 2018, is a report of an NDE experienced by Jeffery Olsen during an accident in which he lost a leg and his wife and youngest son were killed. It's fascinating that he describes how, during the NDE, he met and communicated with his just deceased wife who told him he had to go back to care for their surviving son.
Even though the people who have told their stories of dying and coming back did not go all the way into the "afterlife," we do get glimpses of what they experienced before they reached a border they couldn't cross. I believe the similar experiences of many people with varying beliefs and many walks of life offer genuine clues to the reality of an afterlife and what will happen to us when it is our time to transition.  Shari


Click Here to read what NDEs teach us about death.



Jul. 31, 2022
From The Divine River of Life:
"We must remember that the River of Life is never ending. There is no linear time. Our souls never die. We just learn, evolve, and strengthen our souls' muscles to swim again in this loving, all-knowing stream that is part of God. It heals us in between incarnations and reminds us how loved we are and how each of us has a purpose on this earth and that each of us makes a difference in this planet each time we choose to come back into another life." (p. 174)


Click Here to Read About Lee Mitchell and Past Life Regression

Jun. 13, 2022

Barbara Lane is a clinical hypnotherapist. She became interested in Civil War reenacting when she first attended a demonstration with a friend as a spectator which led her to research past lives of reenactors. Eventually, she found herself joining her friend in becoming a reenactor. As she learned to know other long-term reenactors, she was struck by their enthusiasm and even obsession with the Civil War and their drive to represent the period as authentically as possible.

Lane writes, "The fervor and sincerity of the participants led me to ask: Could this passion be a result of the remembrance of a lifetime in the Civil War period: And if so, could I, in my capacity as a past-life regression therapist, help them to recall their past lifetimes?" (Barbara Lane, Echoes from the Battlefield, p. xvi)

To read about Civil War reenactors remebering a past life CLICK HERE.

Apr. 17, 2022

A Course in Miracles by Helen Schucman

"This book is easily one of the best-selling channeled books of all time, so much so that it is easy to forget that it is channeled. Schucman received the Text, Workbook, and Manual for Teachers through a series of transmissions that lasted seven years.

I have been aware of channeled material for quite some time from authors like Esther Hicks, Edgar Cayce, and Neale Donald Walsch and books such as A Course in Miracles. However, I understand that the idea of books being dictated by entities "on the other side" may be a stretch in common sense for many people.  Shari


Click here to read about channeling.