Sunday, January 31, 2010

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Psychic Abilities in Authors

I’m truly curious about how many authors can claim psychic abilities. I’m going to be on a panel addressing this area and woke this morning wondering if I have to admit I have some psychic talent.
It’s like rattling my closet skeletons. I’m so nervous. People will think I’m weird. I’ll be pointed at on the street and have to move or change my name. Boy, am I going off on a tangent.
Writers are the most accepting people in the world. We understand what makes people different and value all the quirks. It all adds to the characters and plot we create.
I use psychic abilities to round out my characters, but it’s usually a secondary part of their personality. Annie knows her child is threatened. Rachel senses her twin’s feelings. That’s recorded and researched ability. Lily sees auras, but not on everyone or even when it will reveal the villain.
I don’t share those talents, but I do know how it feels to have that unexplainable episode occur. I am puzzled, even confused. For a minute I question why the people around me didn’t see or hear that ‘other’. I always have a lag time. My reality has to accept the unreality as real.
Confusing? Oh yes. I think my mother had a talent, too, but she died young and I didn’t know enough to ask. She always explained to me that it was all right. I remember once waking from a vivid dream of a recently deceased person who grabbed my arm. I had a finger pattern of bruises on my bicep. Mom said I was the only one she could reach and to pray for her soul. Scary now that I look back.
I have vivid dreams that sometimes do come true. I also dream my story before I start writing. Along with a few other things I didn’t mention.
Let me know what you think. Do you use psychic abilities is your stories? Do you have one?

Author Barbara Edwards is a featured panelist at the RTBookReview Conference in Columbus, Ohio April 28 – May 2, 2010
The panel is named PSYCHIC AWAKENINGS: Walk through the light of hope, healing
and love. How does psychic awareness develop characters, add layers to your story and provide that wonderful happily ever after?
PANELISTS: Barbara Edwards, Elysa Hendricks, Jade Lee, Melissa Lopez, Susanne Saville, Elissa Wilds

Saturday, January 9, 2010

hello from beyond

Jimmy was 5 years old when he died of cancer in 1072. His nephew, James, was born in 1992.
Both events happened in August.

When big brother, Mike was left alone, his only comfort was his dog and a viision he had one morning of his deceased brother and grandfather at the breakfast table. Years later, he is certain the spirits were trying to comfort him, letting him know they were all right.

When James was 3. Mikle asked his wife what she told James about his uncle.
"Nothing," she replied. " I was never told much."
"I was talking to James and he knew stuff. Things only the two of us knew."

James never spoke of Jimmy as he got older, he sympathized with his father for lsoing a brother. He has no memory of the conversation he had with his father about Jimmy.

There are other stories of children recognizing pictures and telling about things that happened when the photo was taken, though it was taken long before he was born.
One small child talks about being shot down in an airplane. When his mother asked "who shot your plane?" The child anwered. "The Japanese"
his tone was irritated as though annoyed the woman didn't know this. Furthher questions yielded the name of the soldier and the plane shot down over the Pacific during WW2.

Are these examples of past life experience?
Is it possible the spirits of the past communicate through others?
Could it be childern, with minds so uncluttered, may have an easier time with these communications?