"I stand here because I was asked to say a few words. I was asked
to help, so here I am. I was going to give you lots of 'do nots,' but I
thought it would be a lot nicer if I gave you the 'dos.' My experience
over here would fill a book. In fact, it has been written in a book and
will probably fill four more. I won't tell you the details, but I will
tell you about the things that helped me manage.
I'm not a psychiatrist or a psychologist, but I have lived
over here since June of 1997. I hope you heard the word 'lived.' I still
live. I exist and so do you. That I continue to exist in my life form came
as a great surprise to me. When I died, I was surprised that I could see,
hear, talk, smell, think and interact with other humans over here. I really
didn't know what to expect while I was still on Earth. Fortunately, my
father-in-law was a psychic. He still is, but now I talk to him from this
side. That is another story.
If you are like me, then you have many problems. You no
longer have a job, a family, a way of life, a reason to exist. That all
can change and must change if you want to find some happiness. I am not
telling you anything new, but I want to tell you how to change things around.
Okay, you still exist. You aren't in Hell. Be thankful
for small mercies. I'm not in Hell. I'm talking to you so you aren't in
Hell. Now, just because you haven't come across some of your friends or
relatives doesn't mean they aren't in Heaven. Heaven is a very large place.
I can't tell you how reincarnation affects you, but I can say that the
odds of you going back to Earth in another body are not very high. I looked
into reincarnation and have a rough idea of how it works. Don't worry about
going back to Earth as a baby or anything else right now.
You have an identity crisis right now. You want to know
how you fit in over here. You want to know what is going to happen to you.
You want to know at least some of the rules if not all. When I crossed,
I wanted all my questions answered. Instead of answers, I got to go on
trips. I met people in faraway places. Best of all, I got most, but not
all of my questions answered. The answers came slowly. As I see it now,
that was the best way. If I had all the answers given to me, I would have
forgotten most of them by now. I wouldn't have been satisfied that the
answers applied to me.
Here are some, I think, practical answers or solutions.
- Get a routine going for you. Once you have found a house
and way to live, get your routine going. At first, get your routine as
close as you can to the routine you left behind. Get up in the morning.
Don't sleep in. Believe me when I tell you your hardest time or one of
your hardest times will be when you wake up and remember where you are.
Get going. Do not stay in bed. Move, move, move. When you can, eat with
friends or the relatives you like. You don't need food, but you do need
the social time. Make it a habit to eat at regular times every day. Do
not eat alone.
- Help others. There are all sorts of places that need
your help. I understand that the motto of the Group is "by helping
others, we help ourselves." That is excellent advice. I have left
a list of places that need you. There is something for everybody.
- Keep busy. At first, get going and keep busy all day
and into the night.
- Be sociable. Make it a point to keep in contact with
people over here. Make friends even if you were a loner on Earth. Talk
to people and make new friends.
- Pick an age and be comfortable with it. I would suggest
that you don't go back to childhood, but you could. News Flash! You don't
have to stick to the age you brought with you.
- I can't predict the future. All I can tell you is that
it will get better. Be eager to learn new things, help others, keep busy
and your future will take care of itself.
If you liked my talk, then I am pleased. If you didn't like what I said,
there is a pile of rocks outside the door downstairs. Throw them at David.
He's the guy who convinced me to get up here and shoot my mouth off.
I'll answer questions for a few minutes."
Love and peace to you all, Mike.
(Later that day)
I had to tell you how my speech went. I didn't get stoned
and neither did David. There really wasn't a pile of stones outside the
door. I don't think anyone was looking for the pile anyway. David gets
too much respect. He is very well thought of over here.
I was told that the speech went well. David introduced
me and gave me a really fine build up. I felt rather bad that I had the
part about throwing stones at David. I guess not bad enough because I left
it in. It got a good laugh.
The audience asked many questions. Some wanted to know
about the book "The Stars Still Shine" and where they could get
it. I told them that it was available at the Library with no charge. I
also told them how to get to the Library. They asked if I had any bad times
and how I got over them. By bad times, they meant emotional downs. I told
them that I had lots of them and I told them about Sonny's description
of being exiled to a wonderful land, but couldn't return home. That brought
a few tears to their eyes. At first, the questions were emotional. They
wanted to know some personal things about me and the people I live with.
They wanted to know about the children and what it was like to help them.
They wanted to know about the matching centers and why they were necessary.
Some mentioned that they thought God took care of all the details and everybody
was taken care of by angels and helpers. I told them how things operated
on the level they were on now. They still had lots to learn and needed
time to learn new things. They wanted to know if there were clergy around
and if the clergy knew all the answers. I told them about Holy street and
that they would be welcomed there at any time. As far as answers were concerned,
they would have to ask the clergy. They asked about angels, clouds, harps
and God. I told them that some answers were in the book and that the other
answers would come in time.
When I said that some people over here have a sense of
humor, one or two asked if that were against God's wishes. I said that
humor plays a big part in happiness and that God must have a sense of humor
if he made me in his image. That brought a laugh.
The questions kept on coming and I didn't get off the
stage until about 8:00. I told them that I had to go--I had to eat. Someone
yelled out that I didn't need the food. I asked who said that?
Another person said, "God."
Still another person said, "I did not." That
brought the house down and I left the building.
When I got home, I just had to tell Sonny and Karen what
a big hit I was. For once, Sonny listened to what I had to say.
I'll talk to you again soon.
Love and peace, Mike.