I’m a Queen!

watercolour-1768925During presentations that I give for my books, “Escorting the Dead” and “Mastering Meditation,” I always seem to get questions regarding past lives.

Everyone is curious about who they might have been before in some other life, and that’s perfectly normal. However, although I teach a meditation technique to help you remember your own past lives, not everyone is adept at this. Therefore, they ask me to read their auras and retrieve the information for them.

While teaching past life regression techniques during one of my group sessions, I was asked the following question:

What is the most interesting claim that someone has made regarding a past life?

I didn’t have to think very hard to come up with an answer.

I had one young lady who came to me for help. She insisted that she had memories of a past life as Queen Anne (Married to Richard III) and wanted to ‘prove’ it. She told me that she’d had dreams of a room in which she was making proclamations and deciding the fate of some peasants that had come seeking favors. She also had memories of parties and fetes. She described the room, including the draperies and some tapestries, and she even included some small details of the time that were unlikely to be found in most online or library sources (unless you were a historical researcher, and she did not strike me as someone willing to work very hard at anything, let alone such an elaborate practical joke).

I had her lay on the yoga mat, and we went through the steps to get her deeply relaxed. I switched on the video recorder, and then used the meditative regression technique to take her back to that lifetime.

I asked her to describe what she saw and what was happening around her. What she came out with showed that she was not Queen Anne, but one of Queen Anne’s hand maidens. She would listen in to the conversations by hiding behind curtains and tapestries. That was the reason why she was so familiar with the room and the decorations, because she used them as her hiding places.

As one of the trusted household, she was able to listen in on everything (or almost everything), and she would then sell the information to members of other royal houses. She did this for years. But eventually she was found out and was tried and hung for treason. As for her memories of making proclamations, what she had was memories of mocking her queen for her friends. 2019 MasteringMeditation3D - DLS 7

Once awake, she disavowed the memories. She told me that I must have done something wrong to induce these fake memories and stormed out with her video recording of the sessions. What made her even more interesting was that during several other sessions we had done, she had gone back to several other past lives of people who were quite well known (one was a well-known figure in Russian history and the other a well-known musician/composer in Medieval times). However, those were of little interest to her. The only interest she had in past life regression was proving that she had been Queen Anne.
I’m sure she’ll continue her quest until she finds someone willing to corroborate her version of her past.

If you would like a reading of your past lives, contact me at Tas Readings or use the regressions meditation in my “Mastering Meditation” book.

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Get Free Stuff With Just an Email

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Believe it or not, writing letters (or in my case, an email) can help you resolve issues and (sometimes) even get free service or merchandise. I think this is something that many of us have forgotten (or maybe never learned about?).

I know I had forgotten about this “trick” until a couple of weeks ago. It was a rainy, lazy Saturday. My spouse and I were lounging, the TV was tuned in to a channel playing an old movie called “Summer School” (starring Mark Harmon). Neither of us was paying much attention to it, but then Mr. Harmon decided to teach his students about how to get free stuff by writing letters.

I watched that segment and remembered my own grade school teacher doing the same thing as she tried to teach us how to format a written letter. That’s when the light bulb went off in my head. I turned to my spouse and he had that same look of “Duh…why didn’t we think of that?” on his face.

We had been having difficulty with one of our PC’s and all our calls, texts, and IM’s to the vendor’s customer support people had been less than satisfactory. We were at that point of scrapping the unit and buying something new—a decision that was galling since the malfunctioning PC wasn’t that old, when this movie sparked another option in our minds.

We turned off the movie and went online. We scoured the vendor’s website and the vendor’s LinkedIn pages until we found the email addresses for the VP of Customer Relations, the VP of Customer Support, and the CTO of the company. Feeling much more empowered now, we followed these four simple steps to make our case:

  1. Use a Business Name and Address.
    If you don’t have a business email account, create one—it’s not that difficult. Using a business name and address will garner more attention than a plain consumer name and address will. It may not be fair, but it’s the truth. After all, the people you’re writing to don’t know the size of your company, and while no one likes to lose a single customer, they really don’t like to take a chance on losing a company that may have hundreds or even thousands of employees.
  2. Briefly Explain the Issue.
    The key to making the letter or email work for you, is your attention to detail. In two or three sentences explain the problem. Include the name of the service or product (provide serial or model numbers), the date of purchase, and what you have done to rectify or correct the issue (including dates, names of people you spoke with, and any costs incurred buying parts or alternate services).
  3. Provide Your Resolution Expectations
    Tell the recipient what you expect from them in terms of resolving your issue (you want your money back, you want a replacement unit, or you simply want them to correct the way they respond to people with similar issues). Give them a date by which you want this resolution to occur and let them know that if you aren’t satisfied or if they fail to meet your expectations, you will notify the Better Business Bureau and the Consumer Protection Agency.
  4. Provide Contact Information
    Before signing off, let them know where they can contact you. Give them your address, phone, and email. Then sign it with a business title (such as Senior Buyer, CFO, or Manager of Large Purchases—anyone who manages their home and purchases, qualifies for any of these titles).

The key is to include as many details as you can while being polite, stern, and straightforward about your expectations. Don’t rant, rave, or be unrealistic in what you want them to do—do you want a refund, an exchange, or do you simply want them to know that you will never buy anything from them again? Whatever it is, let them know.

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And, since most companies don’t want to lose customers, you might be surprised at the discounts, freebies, or services they might offer you to stay with them (by threatening to leave our cable provider, we got free HBO for a year).

And you can, too…if you take the time to write this type of letter or email.

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WHEN WE FIND something that echoes our own behavior or thought processes, it confirms that we’re not alone; that there are others who think, act, or have a point of view like ours. It makes us feel validated and (sometimes) it makes us feel as if we’re actually part of a something bigger than ourselves.

I have to admit that when I read Mr. Rich Martini’s books—“It’s a Wonderful Afterlife” (both volumes), “Flipside,” “Hacking the Afterlife,” and “Backstage Pass to the Afterlife”—I felt as if I had finally found a kindred soul.

The Foreward to “It’s a Wonderful Afterlife – Vol. 2” especially gave me chills

“I no longer attend classes as I am very focused on helping others as they come in (or transition) to understand themselves and learn the opportunities they have available to them, and how to utilize the experiences we all bring with us.” – Galen Stoller, Foreward of “It’s a Wonderful Afterlife – Vol. 2.”

I’d never found anyone that would or could confirm or validate my work as a psychopomp:

“Death escorts are very real…how do I know? Because I am a psychopomp; I do escort the dead to the afterlife.” – TA Sullivan, “Escorting the Dead.”

Yet, here was someone who stated that he, too, worked with those transitioning (and I thought I had coined that word). It was beyond marvelous, it was mind-blowing. It’s especially buoying because this work done in a reality that many people don’t even believe in, let alone will acknowledge.

After all, death is something that most people dislike discussing, let alone admitting that an afterlife exists—at least, other than that imaginary, almost cartoonish, version of heaven, Nirvana, Elysium fields, the afterlife, or eternal rest. But physical death (or departure) is real, and it appears that I’m not the only one who works to help people figure that out.

The big difference is, I work from the physical side of things, while Galen works from Home (or the Astral side of things). But no matter what side he or I work on, we support those transitioning from Home to here, or here to Home. And Mr. Martini’s books, they support that what I’ve experienced (and am still experiencing) is real.

Grab one of our books and take a look at the flipside of life…I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

And for more about Mr. Martini’s books and those feelings of validation that come when you find someone who’s point of view echoes your own, check out the video “Great Books!”

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Ready; set…Action!

I’VE BEEN PLAYING with making videos again. I know it’s a blatant blast to buy my book, but I think the overall video is cool, and the process was so simple. And it’s perfect for those folks with a short attention span.

Really, it took only a few steps using a tool that came with my tablet. I imported the image, picked a theme, which added the music, movement, and text layout and style. I then picked a 3-D image to layover (add to) my static image, typed in my text, and voila!

I now have an 18 second video that I can use when doing presentations and the like. I mean, how cool is that? It took me all of about 30 minutes. But now that I know what I’m doing, I bet I could do 2 or 3 in 30 minutes.

So, have fun! Experiment! And check out some of my other videos to see what ideas they might inspire in you. (And if you get a minute, check out some of my books, too…)

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Composing a Symphony With Words

SentenceDiagramAS A KID, we moved around a bit for my dad’s job. Therefore, I ended up with several different gradeschool teachers, each with their own preferred methods of instructing us in the proper use of grammar and punctuation.

My first foray into the world of writing sentences and paragraphs was led by a rule-abiding teacher who believed in the closed methodology of writing. Sentences were to be diagrammed and the rules of punctuation (as outlined in Stunk and White and the Chicago Manual of Style) followed to a T.

I memorized rules; I diagrammed sentences; and I learned all about the proper placement of each colon, semi-colon, dash, and comma. However, when it came to my own personal writings, I followed my own inner rules and guidelines. These guidelines rarely used colons or semi-colons, and commas were inserted only when I wanted the reader to pause and wonder at my brilliant prose.

The rigidness of language that was taught in school never allowed for the rhythm of words that I heard in my head when I was creating poems, short stories, or simply describing the wonders around me. To me, words were as magical as pixie dust, and using them in just the right order, with just the right amount of punctuation, would create a music just as real as any symphony.

When I was eleven, we moved again. This time, I got a teacher who understood writing (and me). She knew that writers (authors) created a type of music with their words. She knew that it was a music that could be enhanced or ruined based on the punctuation chosen. She knew the rhythms and nuances of a sentence, phrase, or paragraph could evoke mental and emotional images, but only if the author could use their words and punctuation freely.

For instance, although containing the same words, each phrase means something different and evokes a different feeling:

But, nothing was changed that afternoon.

But nothing was changed that afternoon.

Placing a comma after the word But forces you to pause. This gives you a feeling of a sigh and makes the rest of the phrase more poignant. Meanwhile, the second phrase seems more like a statement of fact and has a faster rhythm since there is no punctuation to slow it down. It’s more cerebral and less emotional, while conveying the same information as the first example.

Commas also help with clarity. Although this example is used often, its simplicity is what makes it so good:

Let’s eat Grandma.

Let’s eat, Grandma.

The first example is a simple declarative sentence that makes it sound as if you’re about to eat your grandmother. The second sentence not only has more depth, it clarifies the sentence to identify the grandmother as the person being addressed, not eaten. So, when confronted with a sentence that would be illogical, I add commas if it won’t change the pace; otherwise, I rewrite it.

My new English teacher understood these nuances of words and sentences. She grasped music-notes-3221097.jpgthe fluidity and moodiness of the language. She understood how being open and flexible regarding punctuation (especially commas) could help bring out the different shadings in a story, poem, or other writings. She wasn’t about rules and absolutes; she was about building symphonies out of language. She taught us to hear the cadences and rhythms of the stories we wrote. She taught us about listening to the emotions evoked from one word, one phrase, or one paragraph. She made sure we understood how all those things built toward the emotional finale that we wanted to achieve with our words.

From her I learned that punctuation had a lot of power. It can do a lot to enhance clarity (mental and emotional), change the mood or tone of a piece, or adjust the pace, but it can also do a lot to destroy those same things. That’s why writing isn’t about perfect, by-the-rules sentences that conform to rules and absolutes; it’s about feelings, sounds, rhythms, and colors created with words and punctuation.

Writing is an art, and no amount of teaching of or memorization of rules regarding structure, punctuation, or grammar can substitute for that inner ear, which recognizes the music of words and stories. So, listen to what you write. Use your ears, your heart, and your mind to actually hear the stories you’re telling (and reading), and remember–punctuation is powerful, use it sparingly.

Try some music for your eyes by reading one of these:

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Take a Peek

I’ve published several new (short) videos. They’re general readings that I do for my Tas Reading website. The first answers the question: Has the Message From the Tao Changed? The second one talks about expectations. You can see more of these videos on my YouTube channel or at my Tas Readings website.

Take a peek:


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Just Wow!

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WOW!!! AND I really really mean that; with extra exclamation points.

I rarely get to say wow anymore over a book, but I’m saying “Wow!” to the nth degree for Richard Martini’s books. If you’ve ever wondered about what happens when we die; how we cross over; what’s waiting for us in the afterlife; what we do between lives here in the Physical; or how all this past life, reincarnation stuff works—and you haven’t read my book, “Escorting the Dead”—then you really need Richard Martini’s books.

Richard Martini is an intrepid seeker, movie director, and author. He has searched out a variety of groups and individuals—both here and on the flipside (his terms for the afterlife)—and recorded what they have to say about their experiences. He has compiled the information from those films and recordings into the books: “Hacking the Afterlife,” “Flipside,” “It’s a Wonderful Afterlife – vol. 1,” and “It’s a Wonderful Afterlife – vol. 2.”

The information is the result of 10+/- years of recording deep hypnosis sessions of people speaking of their past life memories, their lives between physical lives (what they do when they’re not in physical form), people who have had near-death experiences, and mediums who have managed to contact those on the flipside.

His books validate and expand on everything I wrote in my own books, “Escorting the Dead” and “Choices.” Yet, until the end of last year I had never heard of Richard Martini. But then, his name and his answers to spiritual questions on the Q&A forum, Quora, began popping up in my feed.

Curious, I began reading what he had to say, and I was astounded by his answers. They were so accurate and so detailed. It was as if he were reading my mind or had tagged along on my escorting jaunts. When I discovered that he had also written a number of books on the subject, I had to check things out. And now all I can say is Wow!.

If you have any interest in the spiritual, paranormal, or afterlife, then you need to read his books. And if you’re not into books, then watch some of his videos or go to one of his speaking engagements. Then you’ll be saying “Wow!” too.

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