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IN your journey have you tried anything that was out of the norm for you? May 10, 2005 11:13 AM

IN your journey have you tried anything that was out of the norm for you? I know that I have and it gave me great peace and strength. If you feel comfortable sharing it with us, please by all means share your story, for you never know who could benefit from your walk and if not just say yes I did but I would rather leave that private.  peace & blessings---ginger  [ send green star]
Ginger, May 10, 2005 1:16 PM

I don't quite understand the question... do you mean after or before the losses of my loved ones?  Does "journey" simply refer to "life"?  Please explain (my mind doesn't seem to be functioning very well at times!).

Thanks.  XXOO,

Giuliana aka Princess Little Rock

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I understand my question was rather vague... May 11, 2005 2:15 PM

I understand my question was rather vague. See, in my sorrow journey prior to her death I struggled with my belief system and basically had walked away from any at that time and well once sorrow comes into your life you sometimes reach out through ways that may be considered out  of the norm of what you were raised to believe. Okay for example, I was miserable when we moved and still freshly grieving and trying to get a grip on all that had transpired and I needed something more to give me some respite from my sorrow. I ordered a book about totems from a book club I belonged to and well in the discovery of my totem I also gained  something mystical and wise from it all and it gave me a strength I had not known from the process. It gave me a connection again with the earth and a spiritual walk began again for me. It gave me a respite from my sorrow that amazed me when it happened and I have been grateful to God for it ever since. I have Catholic roots and baptist fundamentalist churchin background and that is  by some considered out of the norm. But it gave me something beautiful that churchin never gave me. ---ginger  [ send green star]
 May 12, 2005 1:19 PM

Tony's passing was so abrupt and painful that I was in shock for a LONG time !  (Actually, I'm still being treated for Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome)  I tried to seek comfort in many ways...  through crying, talking to people, keeping busy, playing with my cats, making little improvements to the apartment...  Nothing worked.  Since I was very confused about the religion issue, I thought I should learn more about different beliefs, the afterlife, etc.  I didn't concentrate on MY faith (Roman Catholic), but I read lots of books from other sources.  In particular, I became familiar with several psychic/authors like Linda Georgian, Sylvia Browne, Char, and, of course, James Van Praagh.  (Yes!  It was a good thing that I could use the US library and read the original - English - versions).  All these new theories kept my mind occupied in addition to furnishing a few answers.  They were helpful.  Right now, I'm interested in a different category...  The title of what I'm reading is "The Purpose of Your Life", by Carol Adrienne.

Giuliana aka Princess Little Rock

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