Saturday, June 30, 2012

Still No Answers . . .

     I'm 3/4 through Journey of Souls (see previous post) and found some interesting clues about parallel lives, but no huge Earth-shattering new information. 

     The author of Journey of Souls, Michael Newton, is a hypnotherapist who regressed people back to their life between lives.  I finally read the chapter last night about the client who discussed briefly the concept of parallel lives. 

     This client explained that sometimes a soul will choose to split and live parallel lives, working on similar issues in two different bodies and in two different places, but at overlapping times.  I didn't sense from his description, however, that these are Twin Souls as described by Plato, Rumi, or the Huna.  He didn't mention a desire to meet his other half, only that working on issues in parallel lives helps to move one faster along the spiritual path. 

     I'm not finished with the book yet.  Perhaps there will be more to learn.  I'll keep you posted.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Perhaps Some Answers?

     I've been reading a very interesting book about a hypnotherapist who was able to regress his clients to their Bardo time, that is, their time spent in the spirit world before being reincarnated again.  I'm only on chapter four, but being a curious type, I've already investigated the index in back.

     I've long been bothered by the Twin Soul concept versus the idea that we are all One.  Does that mean that some are more One than others?  In other words, why this dramatic pull toward my Other Half, when in reality we are all equal parts of the Universal All?

    Up to this point, I've looked at it as a pyramid, where all the individual blocks form to create the one structure.  In that view, each level has fewer and fewer blocks at each level, meaning that as we move up or ascend in our spiritual growth, we unite with other blocks (souls) to create this new level.  That made sense to me in terms of how we unite with our Twin Souls. 

    But in the index of this book, I found the tantalizing idea of "parallel lives."  I'm hoping the author will explain it more as I go along, but does this mean that souls split, like Twin Souls, but not ALL souls do that?  The plot thickens . . .

     Meanwhile, if you'd like to check out the book I'm reading, Journey of Souls, you may click here.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

No okra, thank you

I was reading Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor's book, My Stroke of Insight, and received a stroke of insight myself.  In it, she was describing how sometimes people will try to give her their bad moods, negative attitudes, and so on, and she just looked at it as if they were all sitting around a dining table, and that person passed her a serving plate of something she didn't like or want.  All she had to do is say, "No, thank you" and pass it back.  Since I'm not a huge fan of okra, I think of that negative person in the checkout line as handing out plates of okra, and I can just say, "No thank you.  I don't need to take this in."  For us empaths, I think that's a great way to handle it.  No judgment, no huge walls of resistance, just a polite "No, thank you."  Brilliant!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Happy 100th!

     Get out the noisemakers and party hats!  Yes, folks, it's hard to believe, but this is the 100th post on Gemini Souls!  Whoo-hoo!  Make some noise!

     To celebrate our 100th, why not order 100 copies of The Gemini Bond for your 100 best friends?  Don't have 100 best friends?  No worries -- why not order a copy just for yourself and if you like it, post your review on Amazon (here) or Goodreads (here) or LibraryThing (here).  That way, you can touch more than 100 friends.

     So, set off your firecrackers, put on your silly hat, and make some noise!  This is something to celebrate!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Busy Signals

     I once knew a woman who believed that her Twin Soul worked at the same office as she did, and she noticed that whenever she chose to wear a certain color, so did this man.  If she wore blue, he wore blue; if she wore green, he wore green, and so on.  She could also sense his moods from far away, and would know if he was extra busy, or stressed, or happy about something.  Sadly for her, she was a divorcee and he was married.  Twin Soul relationships are sometimes like that.

     I was thinking about how sometimes I go through periods where I sense the thoughts and moods and some physical sensations from my Twin Soul.  Then, there are times when I don't feel my Twin at all.  I asked my guides about it and they replied (woo-woo alert!) that when I am busy, or my Twin is busy (and we often are busy at the same time, it seems), the focus on the outer world will crowd out the sound of the inner world.  It's like my busyness constricts my ability to feel my link to my Twin.  It also happens when my Twin is busy -- that link is constricted by my Twin's busyness as well.  I think the periods of busy signals at both ends tend to happen at nearly the same time.  I've gotten used to it over the years, although I do miss that feeling of sensing my Twin through the day during our busy times. 

     Here's hoping that life will slow down a bit for both of us soon.  I miss our link . . .

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Summer Reading!

     There aren't too many novels about Twin Souls that I've enjoyed.  Quite a few books, either channeled or displaying various degrees of the "woo-woo" factor, exist, but novels -- well, not so much.

     I found two that I read during the time before I wrote my novel, The Gemini Bond.  The first one I read was Jennie's Reprisal.  It is based on the author's experiences, I believe, of remembering her Twin Soul through various lifetimes.  While it is an interesting read, it wasn't my favorite book.  I liked The Teaching of Little Crow better.  I don't know why, but I could relate to it a little better.  The characters came across as more human, and the story was compelling.  It did contain extended passages about the author's spiritual beliefs concerning "I AM" affirmations, but those didn't bother me too much. 

     So, pick up a novel about Twin Souls for your summer reading!  You may enjoy one of the above novels, or you may enjoy -- here it comes -- The Gemini Bond.  Sit back and get reading!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Another Twin Soul Movie

     I read a review of a new movie last week that reminded me of Twin Souls.  Called The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye,  it is about two people who fall in love and want to be together (you can read about it and see the trailer here).  Yet, their love is so consuming that they feel they "want to eat each other up."  Being performance artists, they decide to take their desire for union to another level:  they undergo a series of plastic surgeries in order to look more and more alike. 

     While I haven't seen the movie, it does pique my interest simply because I think that the soul in a Twin Soul relationship does desire to become one with its other half.  As to whether I personally would undergo plastic surgery to look like my Twin, well, that's another matter completely.  Probably not.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Twin Souls in History, Part 6

     Some years ago, there was a rather silly movie made about Beethoven entitled Immortal Beloved.  It was based on the descriptor that Beethoven used in three letters to an unnamed woman.  Many scholars now believe that Beethoven's Immortal Beloved was Antonie Bretano, a woman he met in 1812 at the Czech resort of Teplitz (you can read more about it here). 

     The letters he wrote have a desperate yet poignant quality to them.  They hint at a deep love, a recognition at the soul level, yet acknowledge that their desire to be together could not happen.  Whether they were true Twin Souls or not, I do not know, but I believe that this deep soul recognition is expressed in the phrases that he uses:  "Ah, wherever I am, there you are also," and "Is not our love truly a heavenly structure, and also as firm as the vault of heaven?" 

     Even if Beethoven and Antonie weren't true Twin Souls, his calling her his Immortal Beloved hints at his recognition that there exists a love which overcomes difficult circumstances, distance, and even time.  I would like to think that his knowing about his Other Self -- his Twin Soul -- caused him to feel understood and safe enough to dig deep inside himself to create his extraordinary music.