Author: Mike O'Hare
Have we lived before? Will we live again? Despite endless debates based around the validity of reincarnation as it is expounded in various religions, there is one crucial point that must be remembered. Reincarnation is not a religious concept. It is not the property of any one group to either own or disown. Reincarnation is par excellence a natural Law. When we grasp this, many doors open for deeper understanding. "The Meadow" addresses this concept subtly as it describes the challenges of the main characters from life to life. Logically, if you study the nature of the world in which we live, learn and grow, almost everything has a cycle - why would man be different from the environment in which he was meant to evolve? -- Elfreda Pretorius and Mike O'Hare.
THE LONG JOURNEY OF THE SOUL
By Mike O'Hare
I think I can safely say that I'm on equal ground with the theologians, philosophers and scientists when it comes to discussing matters about Reincarnation. I'm reading quite a few very interesting articles on the subject and to say that I'm experiencing quite conflicting ideas about this concept is an under statement.
It is an emotive and very subjective theory which is born out of the way we live our lives, the way we have been conditioned and the way that we are impressed by others. My writing partner is a trained hypnotherapist and has given past life regression to many people. In most or all of these cases, there has been information fed to them which would suggest that they have lived other lives.
Sometimes the information that comes through is almost irrefutable. However, this must all come down to interpretation. The fact that information is getting through is, in my opinion, evidence enough to indicate that something non-physical is happening.
By what has been said here, you may be getting the impression that I am totally against the idea that we could have lived many lives before. On the contrary, I wholeheartedly support it, but I have to admit to myself that there is this area, a very human area, where the mind and the ego tend to collude and leave us with impressions that are more than satisfactorily supported by modern society.
I always remember my days when I belonged to an on-line writing group. I once happened to write an article which mentioned the electro magnetic field which surrounds us all. This has been scientifically proved and the common name for it is the Aura. Strung to this short piece that I was writing was the mention of the Aura manifesting in many different ways, according to our moods and the biophysical way that our cells can and do change within the hour, let alone a day or a week.
I referred to this as the life force and how its vibration was constantly changing. A very intellectual member of this writing group, who was a magnificent poet, slated the very idea that I could come out with such drivel. He made the point of expressing his thoughts about this as he typed via the web site that we used. He then made it his business to humiliate me by repeating and over exaggerating the words that I had used.
This gentleman is a typical example of what I have tried to explain above. The intellect is responsible for our reasoning ability and some of us quite flatly refuse to believe anything that we can not touch, smell, taste, hear or see. These people totally rely on the five natural senses for which we have been blessed to experience ourselves in a very physical world.
The subject has troubled me for many years, but I have overcome my doubts and given rise to the idea that to live again and again in a different life is the only way that our soul can progress and evolve. How can we ever learn everything there is to know in one or even a thousand lifetimes?
I thought many times about complicating the issue and writing essays and doing papers on the matter, but then I realised I would only be adding fuel to an already lit fire. Instead I used my subjectivity in a format which allowed an idea to evolve that I had nurtured in my head for so many years. With the help of another person, I wrote a powerful, epic love story based on this very subject. And so "The Meadow" was born.
This is about two people, born into antiquity, with no intentions other than to lead a perfectly normal and happy life. By the time that they meet up, which was a divine plan and one that would put them on to the road of progress, they realise that the love they have discovered for each other is thwart with problems.
How are they to know that they have been chosen to give the world a message, one which would prove that humanity has the power to change its ways and live a life to its fullest and take on full responsibility for itself? The unconditional love shared by these two people may be of a rare kind. Because of this, they begin to sense an inkling that their futures are set out before them. But there is always someone, born into their world, who will play out the polarities that true love can bring.
As a consequence, these two lovers are never given the opportunity to unite in one lifetime and so they have to do it over and over again until they become well rounded souls with the wisdom to tackle a world in chaos, and those who live in it who would do them harm.
This is "The Meadow". To them reincarnation is the buzz word and this fictional story runs parallel with what happens today to make this a plausible and exciting epic. It has all the ingredients of a good novel and soon my co-author, Elfreda, and I aim to prove to the sceptical publishers that there is a huge market for this kind of genre.
Please feel free to learn more about "The Meadow" here at The Meadow Blog.com, a site dedicated to help promoting this book to become the finished product and eventually found on bookshelves throughout the world.
FOOTNOTE: There has to be something fundamentally wrong in the publishing world when representative literary agents can express the view that there is "no market for this kind of stuff." Who are they kidding? "The Meadow" is a very powerful love story but also contains all the right ingredients that make a good book. Consider political intrigue, murder, extreme violence, mystery, undying love, sex, adventure to name but a few. And yet the literary world is telling us that there is no market. I'll let you be the judge.
"THE MEADOW" -- a story about past lives
THE MEADOW -- A SPIRITUAL ROMANCE
"The Meadow" is an epic love story unlike anything told before. The storyline threads an earthly path through four life times, from ancient Mexica to contemporary Pakistan, and affords the reader glimpses of a place known as "The Meadow" - an inter-life waterhole where souls rest between lives.
This is a story about life and all its complexities. It is about the eternal love of two characters that seem destined to be together but who repeatedly fail to bond due to a nemesis that tracks them from life to life, tearing them apart.
The stage of "The Meadow" includes hate and retribution, international espionage and political deceit, interspersed with the brilliance of an autistic savant, offspring of the female protagonist, who tries to solve the secret and mystery of the eagle in order to save his mother.
The frustrated lovers thus have only one option - to unite in the Meadow - a place they forget all about each time they incarnate into a new life.
This site is dedicated to "The Meadow", a book of more than 600 pages and has yet to be published, but it is also devoted to sharing information about life beyond the trapdoor of death, inviting the reader to question everything, from dogmatic beliefs to the establishment.
There are many related articles here and we hope that there will be something for everyone. We hope to encourage communication and discussion between likeminded individuals willing to share their experiences to further our common goals of advancement into the future whilst learning from each other.