On March 10th, 2014 –
my 65th birthday – I suddenly received an inner signal to create a
video which exemplified my life story in pictures. I already had a short bio
video on my website, but this would be more personal. The sudden urge to do this
was so strong, I felt compelled to follow through with it. So I began. It was no
easy task, as I had to dig through the box of my remaining photos. I had thrown
tons away in the last few years, moving from one place to another, and I had
regrettably lost many I wished to keep. I am not now very mobile, especially
since I broke my hip in July of 2012. Yet somehow I managed to get to the box
and go through it all.
Then I had to scan the selected
pictures and do extensive repair on many of them in Photoshop as the colors were
quite faded. Finally I was ready to create the video, which took quite a few
hours (days) in itself. It is not like I had time on my hands to do this, but I
simply put much on hold and made this a priority...and I had no conscious reason
why I was making this so important.
As I worked to put this project
together and breathe life into it, I found out why I was so driven to engage it.
The deep and profound emotions running through me and up to
the surface as I worked on it were amazing. Very little was sad or unpleasant. Mostly it was
a rebirth of sorts. Part of me came back to life and I hadn't even known that
this part had died.
I remember about 25 years ago a
friend very seriously told me he thought I should write a book about my life. I
couldn't imagine why, especially then. Now, this long time later I still don't
feel a book on my life is something I would wish to do. But a video...the time
was right for it now.
This video is only 15.14
minutes long, and I do believe it will hold your attention. I initially made it
for myself and to share with some friends, since I have no immediate genetic
family left, but was encouraged by
Simeon Nartoomid, my former husband and still Soul Kindred, to make it
I would encourage others who
have lived awhile (lol) to do the same, if they have the acquired skills and
software to do so. It has been a wonderful journey for me. I hope that in
viewing My Story you will live a little of it with me.
Upon viewing it, one friend
commented: "There is knowing and feeling of this life of human born. You
brought a wholeness to honor. By doing this the way you did, the door opened
so all of us could review and flow with newness of the earth and universe."
Myself at various ages in my
life. Some of my dear friends who have been a part of my spiritual journey.
Some whom I consider to be my "family," and my many animal companions
through the years. Also, various altars I have raised.
There are others I wanted to
include in My Story, but I could not find the photographs.
Some friends in the pictures
are no longer in this dimension - their bright lights
are shining now in other vistas.
I carefully selected the
background music. The opening is a Spanish song, suited to my birth in
Venezuela. It is Paloma Blanca, which my mother used to sing to me as a baby,
and when I was about five, I began to sing it myself while she sang the harmony.
I also included a song by Elvis
(see my book
on his spiritual life) and
Jackie Evancho, whom I love and
also greatly admire as a person and
an entertainer. She was 11 years old when she recorded “Walking In The Air.”
And Now My Story ~ A Faerie Tale
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