I’m grateful to the reporter Paige McCoy Smith for covering my near-death experience story and my book on Good Morning Texas. We filmed at the beautiful Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, and this setting helped convey the message from my near-death experience to remind people to go to nature to relieve stress and reconnect with inner peace.
Thank you everyone for your support on my journey. I have several more interviews with near-death experiencers available on my YouTube Channel.
Also, Angels in the OR, which covers the story of my near-death experience and life after that moment, will launch on April 16, 2019— 25 years after that massive car accident I experienced in Austin, Texas during my senior year of college. The near-death experience during spinal surgery at Brackenridge Hospital altered my life forever, and I have never lost the memory of the light or the vast, unconditional love from the other side. I have never forgotten the insights communicated to me.
The river that I saw during my near-death experience was strikingly similar to the river that flows outside of TCC’s beautiful Trinity River Campus, and I have spent the last ten years teaching English and Creative Writing here. I’ve loved this job and all the wonderful students, staff, and faculty members that I have met over the years. Many of our building’s beautiful classrooms and balconies overlook the Trinity River.
Last week, I shared some advance copies with people on our campus, and I can’t wait to hear your feedback on the book. It is almost every English major’s dream to have a published book in print. I have loved books since I learned to read the year before Kindergarten, and part of the reason I worked to accomplish this goal was to inspire my students to believe that they can achieve their dreams.
I hope you will pre-order Angels in the OR or purchase it on April 16th when it launches. I am enjoying the feedback I’ve already received and can’t wait to hear your thoughts.
Wouldn’t it be great if the Information Age became an age of greater enlightenment, love, and healing?
I am moved by stories like the Same Kind of Different as Me— stories where people grow spiritually and contribute deeply to the lives of others. It is a wonderful experience to see how love and knowledge can alter another’s path in beneficial ways.
If everyone accessed their POWER to make a difference in this world, the world would be transformed quickly. But, as things are, there are layers upon layers of fear, misinformation, sullenness, codependency, addictions, lack of community, and distrust.
Fear and and anxiety is growing in younger populations at epidemic rates. One study found that one in three children meet the criteria for an anxiety disorder. I don’t blame these young people for feeling anxious.
Children and teens see clearer what is obvious–things look like they are a mess. Too many of us are are disconnected from nature, disconnected from one another, and disconnected from direct access to The Source which is as free to us as the sunlight is free. No one need ever be cut off from this unconditional love and freedom.
How many people feel great love and gratitude for each breath that they take? Several times throughout the day I am deeply grateful to be alive. Even when my heart is breaking, when grief is raging through me like a waterfall and I am drowning—I reach for that next breath and find the solution. No amount of love is ever lost or ever forgotten.
Personally, I enjoy taking time to sit under a tree for hours. There is much release that happens simply by doing nothing outdoors or exercising and playing outdoors. I think our ancestors would be shocked and disappointed in us for losing touch with something so basic. We need nature. We are nature. We are not electronic or robotic. When a person becomes cut off from his or her natural self, he or she can no longer see the truth—only images, delusions, and the mind’s paltry manifestations that dance into broken realities.
Nothing is needed but water, air, substance, and the flow of the divine love which washes away anxiety, fear, stagnation, and depression in others and in the self.
You are light beings. You are vibration. You are incredibly sensitive and worthy of good, safe lives. And, when you know that you have light in your soul and a connection, you must turn on the lights in the places of darkness, not to your own detriment but in the places and the ways that you can. You can always do more than you think you can do, and you can find that power in the divine.
I didn’t think I had the bravery to make one video on a public format like YouTube, and two years later I have connected with so many beautiful souls who have told me their stories and journeys near God. I have faced criticism and bullying (apparently women are bullied at high rates on social media), but I have also met far more people who have offered their wisdom and joy to me. I have connected with people who enjoy my channel. The channel exists free of charge and ads, simply to add some light (knowledge, love, insight, wisdom, peace, or healing) into the world.
A genuine wish for the inner freedom, happiness, bliss, peace and joy of all living beings is one of the freest and easiest things to give. Why not wish that for every soul you encounter? Do that as a practice, and then add actions to it and the world will change.
Beautiful ideas can be released into the world with ease like butterflies finally emerging and flying delicately in the sky. Take good care of the goodness and beauty in this world. Take good care of the goodness and beauty inside of you.