Author Archives: Carol Chapman
Author Archives: Carol Chapman
With dream interpretation huge waves, you’re dealing not only with water, but also the vastness of the ocean: therefore, emotion and also the subconscious.
I received a phone call recently, in which I learned about a dream that involved huge waves. The dreamer was in the water trying to get to solid ground but the waves kept pulling her back into the ocean.Continue reading
Do you have memories of a past life? Have your children or grandchildren talked to you about a life they had before? If so, I’d like to hear about them. One way or another, you might find the following reincarnation video interesting. I’m always looking for proof of reincarnation.
I found this reincarnation video on YouTube about a little boy in Scotland who remembers his previous lifetime. It’s called: The Boy Who Lived Before. It includes an investigator, Dr. Tucker, who goes with the family to see if the boy’s memories are correct. This is a rather long video–46 minutes. I should let you know that it tries to heighten the mystery by dramatizing reincarnation as if it’s something weird.
However, I know a lot of people who remember previous lifetimes or who have had memories as a result of past life regressions. In fact, I’m one of them. You may be interested in my book that describes my experiences, When We Were Gods. It’s described after the video.
Possibly because of my own past life memories, I especially enjoyed seeing this little boy who has no previous knowledge of reincarnation, but nonetheless insists that he is someone else. I also appreciate that his mom and the investigator took the boy to the place he said he was from and that he actually recognized it.
This is similar to how I went to Yucatan and discovered stone carvings of my Atlantis memories in the Mayan ruins, also described in When We Were Gods.
In the following reincarnation video, I also liked that the boys’ reaction was a surprise and that it obviously wasn’t orchestrated. In addition, I appreciated that the investigator had previous experience with children remembering their past lives. Like I said, it’s a bit long, but you might enjoy it and find it interesting.
For an interesting past life regression story, check out my book When We Were Gods. In it I recount my experiences when I went to a hypnotherapist to lose weight. When she put me in deep hypnosis, I not only connected with previous lifetimes that contributed to my problems with overweight in this lifetime, but also the fabulous world of Atlantis.
I have a new speaking event coming up on September 12 at Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The weekend conference is called, “Naturally Psychic: A Practical Course in Awakening and Developing Your Inner Wisdom.”
It should be an amazing weekend, because the speakers include psychics Marcy Roach and Darrin W. Owens as well as Kala Ambrose, host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Radio and TV Show.
My speaking event occurs on Friday, September 12th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. I’ll be talking about Edgar Cayce’s prescription for psychic development in a program called, “Secrets of a Psychic.”Continue reading
Here are some reviews of Have Your Heart’s Desire: Tools for a Wealthier, Healthier, Happier Life. More reviews can be read on Amazon.com.
Publications Editor for Venture Inward Magazine and Newsletter at Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment
“I’ve read almost all your book, and I think it’s wonderful. Anybody who reads it, would probably be inspired to try some of those techniques. And I recognized all the same things Everett used to tell me too, and I’m sure all the other folks who asked him about anything, for example: Say “thank you” for everything, etc. Your personal examples of results, wanted and unwanted, are so helpful and encouraging. And your not telling people who their God or higher self should be—that makes it so universal. I don’t mean to sound like a book review, but just telling you how much I like and respect this book.
“It would be a super Christmas gift and it would also be a super e-book for those electronically inclined people.”
Lindy van Burik
Co-moderator of the Edgar Cayce Forum in Virginia Beach, VA, US
“Author Carol Chapman delivers an up-beat hopeful message that we can change our lives in many ways and describes why and how to do so. As the first installment of Your Spiritual Awakening series, the author gives practical examples of using tools such as gratitude lists and specific prayers for manifestation, forgiveness, and release of resentment with guidelines on the wording and time frame for the greatest results. Furthermore, many examples are shared with the reader to show the varied results and the impact that the prayers had as well as how J. Everett Irion helped guide and lead Carol at a young age to use the power of prayer.”
Co-author of Psychic Children: A Sign of Our Expanding Awareness
“What a jewel of a book this is! And how WONDERFUL to have Mr. Irion’s wisdom brought back into manifestation in this way! This little volume will be SUCH a gift to the world!”
Nanaimo, BC, Canada
“This little book allowed me to reach a deeper appreciation of all that life offers; to see the perfection of my life’s path; and from that place, a more humble heart emerged as I followed Carol’s prescribed route to manifesting my heart’s desires through the auspices of prayer.”
Find out more about Have Your Heart’s Desire.Continue reading
A volcano erupted off the coast of Japan on November 20th, 2013. You may wonder, as I did, if this volcanic activity could be the beginning of the fulfillment of the Cayce prophecy saying that:
The greater portion of Japan must go into the sea.
(Edgar Cayce reading 3976-15)
Yes, I know, this prediction says that much of Japan would become submerged under the water rather than that new land would appear. However, that new land is appearing is indicative of movement in the earth’s crust.
By the way, Edgar Cayce’s 3976-15 reading, which was given in 1934, makes many predictions, including pole shift.
Volcano also erupted in 1973
Nonetheless, as far as the recent volcanic eruption in Japan goes, if you watch the following video, you’ll discover that this particular volcano, which used to be underwater, also erupted in 1973. Since it already erupted 40 years ago, and Japan did not go into the sea at that time, I doubt this present eruption will lead to dire consequences.
Although you may find the electronically-generated narration annoying, this is the first YouTube video, among many, that I found on the topic with the information that the volcano had previously erupted in 1973. Here’s the video:
Happy Thanksgiving Day!
I specify, “American Thanksgiving,” because I grew up in Canada where Thanksgiving was celebrated last month, in October. I guess it’s because the harvest occurs a month earlier in Canada’s colder climate.
Today, it being American Thanksgiving, almost every household is eating exactly the same thing. For a typical American Thanksgiving Day menu, scroll down to the (*).
Chestnuts eaten during the Holidays
However, today, in our house, we are also roasting chestnuts. Yes, I know chestnuts are supposed to be part of the traditional North American Holiday feast, as the popular Yuletide songs says. Nonetheless, Italian chestnuts are now available in the grocery stores, and I simply can’t wait until the end of December to indulge in them.
And, speaking of the Holidays, it’s Hanukkah! Evidently, Hanukkah coincides with U.S. Thanksgiving only every 60 years, so, in a way, we are celebrating the Holidays.
Although my home-oven-roasted chestnuts will not measure up to the roasted chestnuts of my youth, I know I will especially enjoy them, because they bring back fond memories of my years on Toronto Island. I wrote about how Toronto Island residents had peacefully and determinedly kept their homes, so beautifully interspersed with nature, from being bulldozed, as an example of how all of us can preserve the natural world in the “Message from Pan,” chapter of my book When We Were Gods.
Chestnuts bring back memories of Toronto Island days
Chestnuts evoke memories of Toronto Island, because, during the time I lived on Toronto Island, during this time of year, the fragrance of roasting chestnuts would greet me as I entered the ferry docks to board the ferries that would take me home to the Island.
Street vendors, swathed in scarves, hats and padded jackets against the cold Canadian weather, would man their steaming carts and shout out to us to buy a bag of their roasted chestnuts. How could I resist? These cart-roasted chestnuts had an exquisite flavor, especially on a brisk or even bitterly blustery cold day while sitting in the outside waiting area for the ferry, not to mention how they warmed up my frozen fingers.
Chestnuts are an Alkaline Food
Chestnuts are one of the few nuts – almonds being the other ones – which are an alkaline-reacting food. They’re also rich in protein.
How to Roast Chestnuts
Here’s a link to a video on how to roast Italian chestnuts. There’s also a transcript if you prefer to read instead of watch a video.
My topic is one of my favorites: Atlantis and its Colonies in Egypt and Yucatan, since, when I went to a hypnotherapist to lose weight I ended up in the fabulous world of Atlantis during my past life regression. I wrote about my experiences, and my travels to find confirmation of what I’d seen, in my books, When We Were Gods and Arrival of the Gods in Egypt.Continue reading
“The grateful outreaching of your mind in thankful praise to the Supreme Power is a liberation or expenditure of force; it cannot fail to reach that to which it is addressed. And, as a result, God responds with an instantaneous movement toward you.”
~ Wallace D. Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich
As I said earlier, Everett was full of wisdom and kindness. During the time I had the good fortune to visit him, I learned many wonderful things. We used to have great discussions on the meaning of life.
Everett taught me to be thankful for everything. At first blush, this suggestion sounds like a Gratitude List, like those suggested by Oprah and The Secret (the popular book and movie describing the Law of Attraction).
Both Oprah and The Secret recommend that you make a daily list of all that you have to be thankful for. This is wonderful, especially when you feel discouraged. It helps you to see how much there is in your life to appreciate. In addition, when those inevitable hurts and losses occur, you can remind yourself of all that you have.
The Gratitude List is a great way to get you out of the trash can when the lid is wedged shut. There is nothing like being grateful for all that you have as a way of blasting that trash can lid off of your depression or your helpless feelings.
According to Rhonda Byrne, author of The Secret, gratitude is the first step in the process of attracting the things, relationships, health, and happiness we all strive for. It is an important step in the process of the Law of Attraction.
When you are grateful, it sets powerful forces to work in your life. When you emphasize all that you have to be thankful for, you become a person that attracts more items, relationships, and opportunities for which to be thankful. It works on the principle of like attracts like.
If you are a person who mainly complains or feels sorry for yourself, you attract more reasons to complain or pity yourself. However, if you are thankful—and you will be as you keep a Gratitude List consistently—you will attract more reasons to be grateful.
To my surprise, I have discovered that people I would never have suspected of keeping a Gratitude List do so. For example, I recently spent a week at a writer’s retreat with a girlfriend who is a murder mystery writer. I’ve known this woman for a number of years and always saw her as a pragmatic and conservative person rather than a person who is open to body/mind/spirit concepts.
However, after a couple of days, she must have felt comfortable enough with me to mention, as she said goodnight and traipsed off to her bedroom, that she had made some wonderful progress on her writing and therefore already knew what she was going to put on her Gratitude List.
“What?” I asked. “You keep a Gratitude List?”
She told me how much it helped her to list those things she felt grateful for before she went to bed.
“You have no idea how much this has helped in my work and in my life.”
“But,” she added, “I limit it to only five things per night. Otherwise, you can wear yourself out with the list and stop doing it.”
I thought that was good advice. I realized that I had probably stopped keeping a Gratitude List because I had been writing too long a list and had become discouraged because of the time it took me.
In discussions with my friend about her Gratitude List, I also realized that in the past I had only included items in my personal life for which I felt grateful. I don’t know why, but it never occurred to me to list items from my work and business. I now try to look at the whole spectrum of my life for items to include on my Gratitude List.
Taking Gratitude to the Next Level
The Law of Attraction has been around much longer than The Secret. Everett knew it well. He taught me to take gratitude even further. He told me to be thankful for everything, even the things I did not like. In fact, he advised me to be especially thankful for the things that are as frightening as a rhinoceros fuming and getting ready to charge. In other words, for those items in your life that you fear, hate, and dread.
“There is a spiritual law in the Universe,” he told me again. “Like attracts like.”
If all you can do is wail and moan, then all you will get is something more to wail and moan about. However, as soon as you start being thankful for everything, the Universe will rush to find ways to give you more things to be thankful for.
“What?” you say, “Be thankful for the husband who beats me, for the mother that drinks, for this lousy job, for this unemployment, for this financial disaster, for this handicap? You’ve got to be kidding. If I’m going to be thankful for all this, I’m just going to get more of the same.”
No, Everett was not kidding. To begin, he did not mean that you should not feel angry for the troubles in your life. He did not mean to be passive or to be a doormat. Your anger helps you to figure out how to protect yourself and the ones you love. Everett did not mean you should be complacent for your lousy job or your alcoholic mother.
He did mean, though, that instead of spending your time feeling sorry for yourself or complaining, that if you felt grateful, you might see these difficulties as challenges instead of setbacks. You might see your problems as learning opportunities rather than disasters. In short, you might find the inner strength to better deal with your situation.
I suspect that Everett gave this advice to me because, at the time, I was going through a very difficult period in my first marriage. It was ending, and I was devastated. No, I was not handling the situation very well. I had bouts of rage and spent my time complaining, blaming, and feeling sorry for myself. Everett’s advice: to be thankful for every-thing—“and, I mean everything”—was the best advice anyone ever gave me. It helped to stem my tendency to make things worse by wallowing in self pity and feeling helpless.
Everett was trying to get through to me that the all-powerful subconscious operates on different rules than the conscious mind. To many it may appear that a person can control their life by fighting against the difficulties that come up. However, in matters under the control of the subconscious, you make better headway by being thankful for those very circumstances in your life that appear to cause you the most distress.
“Why?” you may ask.
In J. Everett Irion’s book, Why Do We Dream?, he explains that our souls have a greater idea of life than our conscious mind’s limited understanding of our intended purpose. By giving thanks for everything, we show our faith in our Higher Nature and its purposes for us.
In Why Do We Dream?, Everett also explains:
“This understanding, if accepted rather than rejected, will come as a natural result of the operation of the living creative forces, as they bring us a quality of being that may well be incomprehensible to our conscious minds, because it is imprinted in that first creation, which we cannot remember—This type of faith is inherent in a planted seed bringing forth fruit—By adopting the faith and acceptance that nature reveals to us, can we not see that a fundamental change in our reactions to everyday events would constitute a growth in consciousness?”
Furthermore, in the The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace Wattles states that:
“The moment you allow your mind to dwell with displeasure upon things as they are, you begin to lose ground. You fix attention upon the common, the poor, the squalid, and the mean—and your mind takes the form of these things. You will then transmit these forms or mental images to the formless. Thus, the common, the poor, the squalid, and the mean will come to you.”
Table of Contents
Your Spiritual Awakening Series
Foreword by Nancy C. Chrisbaum
Chapter 1: A Kind and Psychic Counselor
Chapter 2: Appreciate Everything
Chapter 3: A Lesson in Soul Power
Chapter 4: The Magical 40-Day Manifestation Prayer
Chapter 5: Guidelines for Using the 40-Day Manifestation Prayer
Chapter 6: What to Expect from the 40-Day Manifestation Prayer
Chapter 7: Powerful Prayers
Chapter 8: Making Wise Choices
Chapter 9: The Profound 40-Day Forgiveness Prayer
Chapter 10: Free Yourself of Resentment
Chapter 11: The Paradox of the Subconscious
Chapter 12: Grace
Appendix: The Prayers
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