Friday, October 28, 2016

TRANSITION PHYSICAL TO SPIRIT TO UNIVERSE

I AM NOT THERE.  I AM IN THE SKY, THE STARS...

Excerpt from my ebook,
  
by June Ahern


I'm a lucky author! Three five star Amazon reviews in one day for my books, How to Talk to Spirit and The Timeless Counselor.

This is to be included in my second edition, both ebook and paperback, January 2017.

Chapter 4
Afterlife

I learned more about what transition of the spirit from communication with my sister who died in 2010 than from any book. About the fourth year after her death I called on her by name. She took a couple of days to respond and told me she no longer was known by that name. She didn’t tell me what name to call her other than “sister.” In late 2015 she awoke me in the early hours of the to give me a message. It was information I never knew about spirit transformation. My sister showed me how her entire being as I had known her, that is the physical person I knew, had separated into energetic cells. The cells appeared like sparks of light or little shooting stars. They integrated with all matter in the sky––the entire universe. There was a sense, not words or images, that my sister was everywhere in nature. She had become The All. It was awe-inspiring. To the very core of my own cells, I experienced the power and vision of The All Divine. What my sister expressed through thought and images reminds me of the bereavement poem, Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep,  by Mary Frye (1931). In it Ms. Fry asks those grieving her not stand at her grave and weep for she is not there, she does not sleep. The poem continues and she says where her spirit will be found:

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.

 Along with the new spiritual awareness my sister gave me she also revealed in time her cells would reunite coming back (reincarnate) into form known to us as the physical body. This new body would be made up of renewed energy within the DNA, that meaning  healthier cells. Her spirit will also be a new energy along with new karma. (to be cont'd)

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

SELF-PUBLISH AUTHOR'S TRIAL BY FIRE

clack clack, creation of thoughts are in progress

Indie authors 
Be brave. 
Be bold. Be confident. 
Be an independent thinker!


I call my decision to become independent author trial by fire, hooping from one hot coal of errors, fears, and uncertainties. With good luck and some practical steps I arrived to the cool ground of reward –– happy readers and the sale of books.

Self-publishing has been a wondrous, challenging, and at times disappointing journey. One of my biggest joys for being an indie author is the myriad of people I've met book partying across the United States and also through social media. Many book lovers have kept in touch through emails asking for more! Now, that is supportive.

In reflection I’m not surprised at my decision to become an independent author and happy to know my decision joined me with other brave self publishing authors, writers who knew their writings would have an audience: James Joyce (Ulysses), Beatrix Potter (The Adventures of Peter Rabbit) and many other well-known writers I’ve enjoyed; Zane Grey, Upton Sinclair, Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay, Mark Twain to name but a few.

My adventurous and curious spirit of looking down the rabbit hole motivated me to give writing and publishing a try. I think of myself as a rather independent person. The last thing I want to hear is, “You can’t do that!” and “That won’t work.” My impatience was the guiding force to self-publish. I didn't bother looking for an agent until all my books were selling. The thought of delay with hopeful wishing for an agent and/or publisher to tell me my book was good enough to publish, interesting enough to sell, didn’t appeal to me.

I freely admit I’ve committed acts of wrong doings as an author according to those in the writing publishing world that know best.I could say mea culpa three times and vow not to err again, but no doubt I’d backslide and commit some other editing, formatting or whatever blunders acceptable to the publishing and writing world. 

My decision with my latest non-fiction was blasted by a reviewer as placing the Q&A as a first chapter. Not done! she her review screamed. No, it's done I thought, which was supported when I read Carol Burnett asks her audience what's most enjoyable and important to them BEFORE her show begins. She then gives it them. I knew what my audience would want because the questions came from many who were interested in that book.

Although, some decisions and errors have caused grueling angst. For instance when hiring editors and especially proofreaders don't be impatient. Ask for referrals, look at what they've worked on. I sure wish I had. The saying " the buck stops here" will ring true when reviewers find errors.

It wasn't my intention to entertain the masses, or become famous (the thought has lingered in my fantasy at times) when I wrote a book. In fact all four of my books were written upon a request and advice from another. My first, a non-fiction parapsychology consumer’s guide, self-published in 1990, was written to advance my profession and it did. It became a true group effort of supportive friends bumbling through the publishing process. The woman who suggested and encouraged it lent me an old clumsy PC, a friend went through my written notes and attempt at putting it on a computer so she could straighten the words into some sense. My mother helped me write it, and a professional proofreader client traded services. It was printed quite economically at a small San Francisco publishing business, stapled (yes big staples) after hours at a Kinko copy shop because the friend owed me a favor, and put together by a group of eager friends in my basement to the beat of Motown and salsa music accompanied by pizza and wine.  

Each book thereafter continued to be a group effort, although more professional, effort. I hired editors, proofreaders (not always do their job correctly by the way), graphic designers and a self-publishing company.

My advise to fellow writers is to not follow my crooked path, rather save yourself stress and money and keep at bay potentially bad reviews. Before publishing make sure your book is in shipshape order. You can do this by sharing the process with those more learned than yourself. But the bottom line will be decide what really is best for you, fellow writers, when it comes time to self publish or look for an agent.

About marketing - probably the hardest part of majority of authors - don't put your work out into the world if you're thinned skinned, don't think everyone will love it, and especially prepare to market your product if you hope to at least make your money back. One of the best marketing advice I heard is, books don't sell themselves, authors sell books. Get out there, talk it up when possible, ask for reviews. Good luck. Have fun.

#PoweredByIndie

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Friday, October 21, 2016

FREE EBOOK - HOW TO TALK WITH SPIRITS

How to talk With Spirits: Seances, Mediums, Ghost Hunts

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Perfect read for All Hallows Eve coming up! Followed by Day of The Dead.Great Ritual for that time included in book along with an ESP Quiz.Read excerpt of ritual below:* * *
THE VEIL DROPS
HALLOWEEN and DAY OF THE DEAD RITUAL
Hark! Hark to the wind! 'Tis the night, they say,
When all souls come back from the far away
The dead, forgotten this many a day!

– Virna Sheard, Poet –

HALLOWEEN, A SPOOKY good time and all for amusement, right? The night is much more than just for fun. All Hallows Eve or Halloween and November First, are sacred times for many throughout the world to honor the dead. The Celts and Mexicans honor their elderly, ancestors, and the dead with special rituals and celebrations on those days. The Catholic Church combined the pagan beliefs with their own to create a day to honor the saints on November first. Celtic pagans believed the veils between the two worlds of the living and dead thinned or dropped so spirits could walk the earth to visit their living relatives before crossing back over to the “underworld.” The spirits were not only our loved ones, but also all spirits who want to walk the earth, feel alive and connected to the living. During the spirits’ visit, spooky things happened, as you can imagine. The Celts disguised themselves to waylay troublesome or evil spirits so they wouldn’t recognize and haunt people. Tradition warned people, especially the elderly, the sick and the young, to stay safely hidden inside so they wouldn’t be grabbed and taken to the underworld.
This is a good time to invite spirits you want to visit your home. You can prepare for visiting spirits with these two welcoming rituals. One is more elaborate and the other simple. You can do all or a bit of each. Design a ritual to best suit your interest and need. No matter which you choose to do, both are a lovely way to remember your loved ones and feel their presence.
Before it is dark on Halloween get a photograph of the deceased you would like to visit and a pen in perhaps their favorite color. You’ll also need paper, flowers and incense of your choice. Also gather white, black and orange candles. The white candle is for protection and to receive clear visions. The black candle is for the mystical, spiritual unknown, and the orange one for the season’s color of renewal. Have a burning vessel (ashtray or cauldron,) matches to light your incense and candles, and a full lipped glass or bowl of water. (cont'd in book) 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

CHINATOWN SAN FRANCISCO GHOST WALK

Just in time to enjoy this spooky season, another The Haunted Bay paranormal ghost walk in San Francisco. As seen on Youtube https://youtu.be/coyG_KTb9YY via @YouTube



This ghost hunt preceded Matthew Abaya's scary (and sometimes funny) Indie film, "Vamparah" debuting at the city's Chinatown's historical building, The Great Star Theatre. The history alone, albeit the paranormal activity, is infamous and famous - suspicious death, gambling, and lots of drama plus Chinese opera.

The inside is old. Funky - original seats, stage curtains, old haunted bathroom, but excellent to get 'that feel' - know what I mean?

Come along with me and others as we encounter paranormal activity. Youtube: https://youtu.be/coyG_KTb9YY via @YouTube

A bit about the history.
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The Great Star Theater Chinatown Haunting

Monday, October 3, 2016

FRIENDLY GHOST or SCARY HEADLESS HORSEMAN?



Will You see Casper the Friendly Ghost 
or 
The Headless Horseman? 


Excerpt from Chapter 2, Questions From the Curious Living in my book, How to Talk With Spirits: Séances•Mediums•Ghost Hunts


I’ve heard you talk about spirits and ghosts. Is there a difference? 

To me there is a difference. Although a ghost is the spirit or energy of a person, it has not gone onto a place of peaceful rest. Rather it lingers on Earth reliving the same scene over and over long after it has left the physical body. They are stuck in time and space and the aspects of their deaths. They can be a floating white wisp of a cloud or a bolt of energy shooting along a darkened corridor. Since ghosts aren’t able to let go of the physical plane they appear to more people than spirits do.

The majority of times ghosts experienced a sudden, and often tragic, violentdeath. Ghost manifestations or appearances are frequently seen as disembodied person spirits. People have told me of seeing just a hand on a doorknob or a menacing face staring through a window or a body falling down a staircase. For example, if a person committed suicide by hanging, you might see only the face of that person with a rope tied around the neck. Usually, the ghost was a victim who did not receive justice. Some ghosts were perpetrators of a crime.

Then again there are some spirits who just liked their earth time and decide to stay for whatever reason they believe is right. I encountered one such ghost in an alley in San Francisco Barbary Coast district. 

A couple of my own ghost stories ended rather well. Both were murder victims. Many years ago before I became truly involved with, or understood, my medium abilities, I encountered a young woman named Sandy (not her real name) who was murdered execution style. Sandy’s untimely death only informed me she was shot.

(Story con’t with my police investigation in How to Talk With Spirits: Séances•Mediums•Ghost Hunts available Amazon  and Smashwords )

Walk with me through this infamous historical building in San Francisco before it was razed as seen on Youtube.

https://youtu.be/c7FsCWmWLQ8

June Ahern is an author of four books, two novels and two paranormal/parapsychology.
Read more about her at june ahern dot com

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