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Newsletter Dated: 11/4/2004 3:04:47 PM
Subject: Glimpses of the Paranormal
VOL. I ISSUE VII
By now, I assume you survived Halloween and all the scary goings-on. Next up - Christmas! Oh man, do we really want to think about that yet?????!!!
Well, I've already got most of my shopping done. Just love ordering on-line and having items delivered right to my door! Now that I'm older, that's my idea of fun shopping. No carts being pushed up behind me, no shoving, yelling or any of that other wonderful Chrismas cheer!
As far as letter and packages going overseas, best to get them out early - like now!!!
This month's story is by Carol Roach, who is a published author and more details on her follow her story:
Premonitions of Death By Drowning
Water is the sustaining force, as important to us as the air we breathe. Two thirds of our body is made up of water. We require water for cell nutrition, cell absorption, digestion and excretion. Water is also responsible for the
regulation of body temperature.
In many situations, humans have had to adapt to the lack of water in their
every day lives. A good example would be the desert Bedouins who use camels for work and transportation since these animals require less water to survive.
But most of us rely heavily on waterís many usages.
Besides drinking purposes, water is used for physical and spiritual applications. There are many lakes and streams throughout the world where the waters are said to have healing properties for curing rashes and other physical ailments.
Similarly, water is at the base of many religious rituals as well. The
northern Hindus of India frequent the Ganges River for their spiritual
ceremonies. Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River. The reenactment of this
event has become a holy ritual for many Christians around the world.
Besides drinking, cell absorption, physical and spiritual healing, how
could any discussion relating to water not mention that water is also essential for recreational purposes? Few among us can boast that they never swam in a lake or waded in a pool, or that they never cooled down in the backyard with a garden hose. Even an invigorating shower or a long, relaxing bath can be converted into a recreational activity.
I now ask: Are there situations where water can be detrimental to our health
or well-being? We know that in the case of athletes, they must sip on water when performing their arduous feats in order not to dehydrate. Yet too much water can cause heart attacks.
I will now continue this piece with an example from my grandmotherís life
where water had proven to be detrimental to her health and well-being.
My grandmother had been a very abused and neglected child. There were very few times in her life that she could say she found joy. But she did find joy in swimming. At the age of eight years old she was already a wonderful little swimmer. But since she lacked attention in her life and was somewhat a little devil, she used her swimming as a means to attract attention. Often, she would venture out in deeper waters than usual and pretend to be drowning. When somebody came to her rescue, she would stand straight up and laugh.
If her feet didnít reach the bottom she would swim away with ease.
Soon no one paid attention to her antics anymore. She was to learn a very valuable lesson.
One particular day my grandmother decided to go swimming directly after
lunch. She was warned time and again that she should wait at least an hour
before going into the water. But she never paid attention to these warnings.
She swam out to a deeper end of the lake than usual and, lo and behold, her
stomach started to cramp. It was then that she remembered that the old folks
said that a sharp cramp could cause her to drown. She started to panic, flailing her arms and legs about her. In her distress she dipped under the water twice, each time reappearing and gasping for air. She let out some faint cries for help but no one listened. She went down the third time feeling her lungs fill up with water, creating a burning sensation.
She was beginning to feel
lightheaded. She had a foreboding feeling that she was about to die.
The last thing she remembered before falling unconscious was a buzzing
sound in her ears that she referred to as the sound of angels flying around her.
She was finally rescued two and a half minutes after she went down for the third time. The spectators realized she was not joking this time. She was in distress.
That episode caused her to lose her swimming privileges, though she really didnít care. The experience was so traumatic that she vowed she would never set foot in the water again.
It wasnít until her mid 30s that her husband was able to convince her to go boating with him. Though she did not have to step in water she was still
uncomfortable. She would hear strange sounds very early in the morning just before sunrise if they went out fishing or after sunset if they were just out boating. Her husband never heard these sounds.
First the sounds were faint, then they because louder. First they were
infrequent then they became intrusive. She never could distinguish what
these sounds were. She became so agitated by them that her husband
suggested she see a doctor. He feared she was going crazy.
Though my grandmother never said much about the doctor visits she did
say that with his help she came to determine what these sounds were and what they meant. According to her; these sounds were the moaning of the dead beckoning her to return to her watery grave where she belonged. When the sessions ended the doctor informed her never to go back into the water again. He said that it was not a good sign.
On August 31, 1980, my grandmother died of a massive heart attack in her
sleep. Her death came as a total shock to both the family and her doctor. Though she was treated for angina, her doctor assured her that she had many productive years ahead. So when she said she had a feeling she was dying we did not take her seriously. My grandmother always had a flare for the dramatic.
When she started telephoning people that she had not heard from in years
we did not see anything unusual about that either. My grandmother always
loved to talk on the phone and she was friendly by nature. When she
complained to her doctor that she was always tired and didnít feel like doing
housework he told her to leave the housework because the house would be there long after she wasnít.
My grandmother had faith in her doctorís judgment and we did too.
No autopsy was performed because she had died of natural causes.
We did learn some startling information, though. When the mortician was preparing
her body, he had to drain over 60 pounds of excess water trapped in her chest and heart cavities. He explained to us that the water had choked her heart and lungs and she had literally drowned.
I now ask you: Was the near-death by drowning experience she had at eight
years old and the moaning of the dead people beckoning her to a watery grave just coincidence, or was it a forewarning of what was to come? Was it happenstance or was it fate?
I leave you to formulate your own conclusions. I know that I have already formulated mine.
winterose @ Videotron.ca
Carol Roach is a published writer and newsletter
editor. You can purchase her book: Picking Up The
Pieces: A Woman's Journey at www.publishamerica.com,
or www.amazon.com. You can also go to your local
bookstore and order it there as well. If you are
interested in other stories feel free to join her
Storytime Tapestry at:
or email her directly at winterose @ videotron.ca
and she will be glad to accommodate you.
Carol enjoys email and responds to every inquiry.
More wonderful news to share this month! My children's book entitled, "Talking To My Angel" has been accepted by Saga Books in Calgary, Alberta. Things are moving along quickly and I expect this book will be available before November ends.
I took part in a one-hour interview on The XZone Radio Show on November 2. This station originates in Hamilton, Ontario and can be heard across the U.S. and Canada. Everything seemed to go well and my next interview, also on the XZone, will be November 26 from midnight to 1 a.m.
If you would like to hear it, please go to:
www.xzone.com and take the link
If you would prefer to hear it on radio, please e-mail Rob McConnell: firstname.lastname@example.org to get information local to your area.
As my children's book should be available by then, I will try to focus more on that one, but will still talk about my first book, "Glimpses" True Stories of the Paranormal available at: www.creativebookpublishers.com or www.authorsden.com/bookstore or
MY FAVORITE LINKS - some new ones this month:
www.creepycanada.com (Thank you Carol)
www.rense.com (UFO/Alien stuff)
www.destinytours.com.au (Thank you Maree)
www.loveworks4u.com (Awesome/Inspiring Art)
www.stomps.org/quizzes/friends/index.html (Just Fun!)
www.moongate.ca/articles-psychic1.html (Psychic kids)
That's it for this month. Have a good one everyone!
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