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· We Meet in Dreams, A New Interpretation of Dreams

· Visits With Angels

· Realms of Light: Clairvoyant Experiences of Life After Death

· The Spiritual Life of Animals and Plants

Short Stories
· Still Working on the Musical Score of Glimpses: A Composer's Journal

· Filling in the Sketches for the Flute and Piano Piece : A Composers Journal

· Working on the Dance for “Glimpses”: A Composer’s Journal

· Finding Melodies and Harmonies for 'Glimpses': A Composer's Journal

· Sketching out 'Glimpses' for Flute and Piano: A Composer's Journal

· Starting to Write for Flute and Piano: A Composer's Journal Entry

· Another Story from The Spiritual Life of Animals and Plants

· Story From 'The Spiritual Life of Animals and Plants'

· After the Musical Score is Finished: A Composer's Journal

· Finishing the Musical Score of 'Unsung Songs: Songs of the Earth'

· The Medjugorje Hymn to Our Lady

· Writing the Musical Score: A Composer's Journal

· Our Lady's Newest Message from Medjugorje: A Mystic's Journal

· Copying Out the Music: A Composer's Journal

· Still Writing the 'Unsung Songs' Cycle: A Composer's Journal

· An Interview on Creativity and Mystical States: A Mystic’s Journal

· The Living Rosary : A Mystic’s Journal Entry: November 28, 2010

· Our First and Last Mistake: A Mystic's Journal

· Letting Go of the Past: An Exercise in True Being: A Mystic’s Journal

· The Madonna's Latest Message from Medjugorje: “Be My River of Love”

· Elegie

· 3 Poems for the Flute Piece Glimpses

· The Dancer

· Spring Song

· The Message

· Poems For the Dying

· Unsung Song: The Visit

· Two Songs: 'Sailboats' & 'A Feather'

· Poem: Words to the Song, 'The Storm'

· Poem: The Golden Arrow

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'A Chat With Padre Pio' from 'Visits With Angels': A Mystic's Journal
By Laurie M Conrad
Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2011
Last edited: Monday, September 19, 2011
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This true story, 'A Chat with Padre Pio in my Living Room ', is taken from the final section of the new book ' Visits With Angels '.

Image:  The title page for section IV, by Diana Souza.


                   A Chat With Padre Pio in my Living Room

I had a little chat with Saint Padre Pio in my living room this afternoon. I always have considered the saints our "friends in High Places". In the last few weeks my injuries and their painful symptoms had flared up, and I had become fairly discouraged. Feeling more and more injured, and not knowing where to turn for help here on earth, I called on Saint Pio and asked him for healing. Within a few moments he appeared before me, as a sort of energy field in the rough form of a human that radiated a great warmth. He put his hands over my injured head and began to speak. This was the first time I remember him speaking to me. I could not hear what he was saying with my physical ears, but my inner response to his words was "yes, yes" - as it often is.

He reminded me that I was the soul, a being of luminous Light, and not my injured body. He then showed me how to send the rays of the soul through the body, from the inside of my being radiating outwards into the world - and as he showed me this, I perceived that I was only the Light, the body now very transparent and permeated by the bright Light of the soul. There was an infinitude to this experience that cannot accurately be described, an infinitude to the soul and the dimensions of the soul - dimensions in terms of its reach and size but also dimensions in the sense of two-dimensional or five-dimensional etc. The soul, in this image presented to me, seemed to contain thousands of dimensions. I am trying to find words but I have no human vocabulary to describe it. The words do not exist.

As I watched my injuries and my pain dissolve into the Light of the soul, I realized in a new and vibrant way that the injuries do not truly exist and had never truly existed. They conventionally exist, but they do not truly exist, not in the ultimate sense.

If you have read what I have written prior to this story, then you know the idea that I am the soul and not the body - is not a new concept for me. Rather, it is how I have tried to live my life. However, this experience today - was new. I was not meditating, nor in prayer. It was not a clairvoyant vision in the usual sense. Rather it was a further glimpse into who we truly Are.

If we think that we are only, or even primarily, the body and the personality - and that the physical, material reality which seems to surround us is the real, the True, Ultimate Reality - then we will be bound by the physical laws of the universe. In this way we entrap ourselves. To limit ourselves in this manner is to deny that we are truly the soul.

At the start of our spiritual journey here on earth, we cannot possibly conceive of the grandeur and infinite beauty of the path we have taken. And the results, even the fruits of my incomplete and stumbling journey, are beyond our human imagination. I am continually amazed at the depths and heights that are hidden from us, yet exist eternally within us.

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Reviewed by Donna Chandler 8/29/2011
A beautiful message. I think we get so caught up in 'the world' that we sometimes forget ...... that you for reminding us that 'this world shall pass away'.

Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 8/22/2011
OH GEE Laurie you are deep in this; and so am I: I am going into something now of great depth, and through this, deeply troubled, as Satan keeps me confused as to truh and falsehood, in decisions I must make while searching as to what to do concerning my last days. I am very aware that I am the Soul trying to follow the Garden Path to my destination. Decisions are important and we must strive to do
His Will. I gave away my car, source of my independence , and as a result,I must give up my beautiful home, my possessions, with the thought of myself as well, THIS IS OUR JOURNEY ON THE PATH.
This is the death, the Hell, that we give up for the unknown which
we accept on FAITH alone. Join me in prayer as we pray for our brothers and sisters, the Saints, where we will join them for a time where there is no time. This we cannot conceive of for it is hidden, and this is our problem, we want to know everything and we cannot. GOD has His little secrets, we cannot play games or cheat on this, but by faith, I accept, I go on with my yes as to what I must do.I give my YES, OH YES MY LORD, LET IT BE DONE UNTO ME AS YOU SAY
Today is the QUEENSHIP OF MARY We pray to Mary, as she has all the answers, and she is with us on this, she and the Angels, and the Holy Spirit, given to us to guide us and protect us from ourselves as well as our enemy who tries to confuse and trip us on the
journey which lies ahead. TRUST IN GOD ALONE Marguerite Lil Flower

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