The dinner last night was small but perfect.  The conversation if I can sum it up began with us talking about Life Cycles which led seamlessly into Past Life Experiences.  We all had something to contribute and Kelly shared some information with me today by email that I want to include here – Kelly’s stuff is in italics:

that 28 year cycle that I was talking about last night is called a Saturn return.

We were discussing different types of life cycles and how they ramp up then wind down.  I find this interesting, and know that everyone experiences their own differently, but that we also experience them COLLECTIVELY.  I wonder if anyone has any thoughts on this.  For example – we each have our own life cycle.  Then within a home, a family has a cycle.  Then in the workplace there is a cycle.  I was talking about how in my marriage we have a quarterly cycle.  I’ve discussed this with other people as well…it seemed in the past my husband and I would spend the first part of the cycle peacefully, then as it progressed irritations would begin, and by the end there would be an argument – and an airing out of differences, or sharing of conflict, then the peacefulness would begin again.  The cycle would reset.  So, ultimately we would have 4 arguments a year.  Then I started to notice and give attention to it and it began to decrease.  We stopped waiting to let the grievances build and would have a simple discussion early on (in say the first month – January) instead of a blowout in March.
This conversation between the group took place at the bar, and we moved into Past Lives at the table.
The conversation moved around a bit, and involved tethers, moving forward, stepping off cliffs, the importance of connection and being connected to and coming together with others of like mind.  Here is some other information Kelly had to share – we talked about when shifts took place for ourselves personally and what that looked like.  For ME I think the most massive shift happened when I was introduced to A COURSE IN MIRACLES…
 after I had a life shaking experience which I refer to only as an Emotional Trauma.  That trauma led me to the Course.    That opened, as Kelly said about the shift he experienced – a different way of thinking.  It introduced that there EVEN IS a different way of thinking than we were RAISED WITH, or FOLLOWED BECAUSE OF SOCIETY or INSERT YOUR REASON HERE.  It shows you a different way, or path that is apart from the flocks in the fields – or the masses or whatever.  That path leads to what is literally another WORLD.  A world full of color and experience and it’s tangible.  It replaces what was there, that was just 2 dimensional and black and white.  It’s like those old TVs in the 50’s compared to the newest and biggest and clearest plasma TVs today.  AND it’s a world you create – based on what works FOR YOU.  When I was growing up there was a priest that snidely referred to this way of thinking – in the religious vein as CAFETERIA CATHOLICS.  Like it was a bad thing.  But MY question is why would you want to cram a bunch of stuff down YOUR OWN THROAT that you can’t even STOMACH in the first place?  And I’m not talking about being Catholic.  I learned a lot about myself during my childhood being raised Catholic and going to Catholic School.  One of the places I feel most peaceful is in a quiet, empty dark Catholic Church with the sun coming in through the stained glass windows in the mid afternoon.  So it’s not about that.  It’s about not letting everyone judge you and making you do what works for them.  Do what works for YOU.
WHY WOULD ANYONE DO ANYTHING ELSE?  Because they don’t know any better.  And I’m not saying it like I know so much.  I just know what my path is now and my wish for every single person on the planet is that they know what theirs is too.  Some of us may walk together, and that’s amazing.  Some of us won’t and THAT’S OK TOO.
So here is what Kelly had to share:
My #1 book on that is “Journey of Souls” by Michael Newton.
After really responding to that book, this is the website I went to where it lists all the practitioners that have trained at his Institute:
This is the woman I ended up going to, who I would highly recommend:
Kirby, another member of the group has also discussed this book, Journey of Souls as life changing.  I think.  I think that was the book he was talking about….Kirby?  Input?
Finally, Bobbie had a question about being a manipulator and trying to help people.  I talked about  how no matter how much you can see what someone needs to do – you can’t make anyone do anything.  I hope no one thinks I’m being cheap by referring to an old post, but I’m going to do it anyway…he he he so Bobbie doesn’t have to sift through old posts to find the one I wanted to share.  This helps further describe what I meant.
And one last thing – to Amber – if you believe you see what you see, who’s to say you don’t?  😉
Happy Sunday everyone!