I had a fun and wonderful lighthearted conversation last week with my friend Julie Rieger - author of The Ghost Photographer - whose life changed after she lost her mother to Alzheimer's.
During our chat Julie shared what she learned about grief is that it opens us up - if we're willing. We can also shut down and a lot of people do that too. But Julie chose to open up, and when she opened up, she was willing to shed whatever belief systems she may have previously had.
We also spoke of her skepticism of the other side until one day, in Julie's own words "after I lost my mom, Susanne and I lost one of our closest friends in a tragic car accident. We wanted to talk to Brenda, the psychic, to find out what was going on with her. The surprise was when she said, "Julie, I have your mom and dad here," and the shock that ... I'm like, "Wait, what? What do you mean they're here? Where? Where are they here?" It was like, "I can't see them. Where are they?" Then she ended up communicating to me from them, and it profoundly changed who I was, profoundly changed. Then not long after that is when I started seeing ghosts in photographs, so all these events."
I think when we share our stories, we give people permission to talk about their stories. I know people who had spontaneous healings from diseases that they shouldn't have, and they can't talk about it. The skeptics, the debunkers, people who are really hardwired into material science and medicine start coming down on them so they don't share. In fact, it's a loss for the world, because we need to be sharing this more. So what Julie and I want to actually do is give everyone permission to share their stories.
During the show we had some great questions from live viewers during the show on FaceBook. One of the great questions was "Are ghosts and spirits the same thing?" (you'll have to watch the video to find out the answer :)
We spoke about how when Julie had an unruly ghost at her house, she ended up writing a set of ghost house rules, taped them up on the wall, and and the unruliness stopped. I asked her in amazement what those rules were and she explained two of them to me in our chat.
Julie also made another great observation about these ghosts - "They are our own relatives, our own loved ones that want us to know that they're okay and that they're still helping us and guiding us." Our own fear actually blocks them from coming to check on us.
I shared this quick story that relates to what Julie had said.
Four and a half years ago, when I was leaving Hong Kong I was basically leaving Asia to move to the U.S. At that time, my mom was 87 years old, and, bless her soul, she was really, really sad that I was leaving Asia, and she thought that she wouldn't get to see as much of me, because I was moving so far away. I was moving to Los Angeles.
Literally, two nights before I was leaving, she fell and broke her hip and was rushed to the hospital. Obviously I had to postpone going to LA, and I rushed to India to be there by her bedside. It turned out that she needed surgery and was put into ICU afterwards because of here age.
While she was lying there in the intensive care unit, she could see beings, and she was asking me, "Who are these people in the room?" I said, "What do you mean, mom?" I said, "There's nobody here."
She said to me "Can't you see them? They're here. They're above. There's so many of them," and she was seeing them for hours and hours.
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