Conversations with Jerry - self acceptance, life after death, and healing

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The Ferris Wheel Story: Healing a Childhood Trauma

The following conversation took place in 2007 between my mother and me, three years after she died.  

     Irene: I'd like to share another experience with you that's been resolved and healed.

     Beba: I'd like to hear about it.

     Irene: As part of a Spiritual Psychology self-counseling session, I revisited an experience I had when I was seven.

     We had just moved into the new house on…


Added by Irene Kendig on July 18, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

How to Release Regret

     I was talking with a man recently who’d been caring for his dying father.

     "I left him to take care of some personal business,” he said. "I knew I shouldn’t have gone because something

inside told me not to go. But, I didn’t listen. My father died while I was gone."

     Regret. The word originates from Old French— regreter, which means "bewail (the dead), feel sad, repentant, or

disappointed over (something that has happened or been done, esp. a…


Added by Irene Kendig on February 24, 2009 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

TEDx Charlottesville Talk

        It was an honor to be among the twenty-four speakers chosen to present at TEDx Charlottesville Open Mic Night on October 13, 2014. With four minutes to share, here's what I said:

        "Death. It's inevitable. There's not a single person in this theater or on this planet who isn't going to die. We all assume this to be true. But, what if it's not?

        My exploration of death officially began in October 2006 when…


Added by Irene Kendig on October 17, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Key to a Life of Joy

        I remember the moment I committed to a life of joy. It was when Jerry, of Conversations with Jerry and Other People I Thought Were Dead, says that, in the spirit world, he flows from one joyous experience to the next, guided by wisdom. I was inspired to do the same in the physical world.

        While not an easy path, a life of joy is certainly a worthy one. I've had to give up complaining, which has resulted in more energy and better health. Rather than indulging in…


Added by Irene Kendig on January 26, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

The Ultimate Freedom

        I've discovered the ultimate freedom.

        No, it's not the freedom to do whatever I want, whenever I want—although that's what I believed when I was younger.  I'm in my sixties now, and the upside of growing older is growing wiser. 

        Let me take you back to September 2005, when I spent two weeks holding and caring for babies at a Romanian orphanage as part of a Global Volunteer Program. I cared for eight infants, newborn through nine months of age. In service…


Added by Irene Kendig on December 12, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Self-Forgiveness Part I

I was reflecting recently on my dog Ringo, who died after being hit by a car. I was fifteen. As I ran to his side, he acknowledged my presence with one last wag of his tail. I was devastated. I blamed myself for his death. I also blamed my mom, who was at work. I believed that, if she'd been home, this never would have happened. I thought Ringo shouldn't have died when he did.

We are spiritual beings having a human experience rather than humans with spirits. This is no small…


Added by Irene Kendig on February 5, 2009 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

Self-Forgiveness Part II

In this post, I'll use my experience with Ringo (see Part 1), to demonstrate self-forgiveness,a powerful tool in service to inner healing. There are four steps to this process.

Step 1. I give voice to my feelings of sadness, frustration, anger and fear. I honor my process by creating a safe space in which I can allow whatever I'm feeling to come forward. I may cry, scream, yell or laugh; I just let it come out without judging it. I do this for myself and with… Continue

Added by Irene Kendig on February 5, 2009 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Winner of 7 National Awards!


USA Book News Best Book Award:

Winner, Death & Dying

Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award:

Highest Scoring Book

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Independent Publisher Award:

Silver Medal Winner (IPPY),

Death & Dying

National Indie Excellence Award

Finalist, Death & Dying

International Book Awards:

Winner, Death & Dying

Global eBook Awards:

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National Indie Excellence Award

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