Shelley’s Volume Two: Butterflies Arrives!

Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus – Volume Two: Butterflies

I am trilled to announce the delivery of my second book in the three Volume series, Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus. Volume Two: Butterflies has turned out better than I could have ever imagined. 

There are 17 extraordinary stories from other authors in Volume Two: Butterflies, and a few of my own short stories as well. All of these writers have opened up their personal lives to share with us an event that has somehow changed their life. I feel extremely fortunate to have these people share their stories in this book. The art of story telling is both healing for the writer and the reader. For the writer it surfaces and releases all kinds of memories and feelings through the writing process. For the reader, it can trigger emotions and possible suggestions on how to handle something difficult in their life. It also places the reader in another world for a short period of time and engages us all in empathy and tolerance for our neighbour. 

If you purchased Volume One: Volcanoes and enjoyed my story you will certainly savour this next book in the series. If you have not yet purchased my first book it’s not too late. Here is the link for purchasing both books online. If you live in Melfort you can also purchase the books today at Melfort Spiffy Car Wash and as of Thursday, July 18th you can purchase them at Modern Flare, Home Hardware and Birds of Paradise Florist and Pet Supplies. If you live in Saskatoon, McNally Robinson has both Volumes and if you are in the Greenwater Provincial Park area, the Greenwater Park Store has them for sale. 

I’d love some feedback once you’ve read either one or both. Enjoy the rest of the your summer and I wish you all many blessings.

Ask, Listen and be Watchful,

Gift Sharing: Our Soul’s DNA

It took a few months for me to process what had really happened to me when I had my waking visions. There is often a stigma attached to people who open up about their near death experiences (NDE). In the past I was a bit of a skeptic about so called trips to heaven. My skepticism was thrown out the window in April, 2013 and I now have a much better understanding of where we go from here. I was extremely thankful to still be alive in the physical state, but the soulful part of my existence wanted to be there, in heaven. I missed being surrounded by that unending and unconditional love. I felt that I was truly at home.

I don’t want to send the wrong impression by saying I’d rather be there, but it’s a very honest statement. I love my family and friends wholeheartedly, but the love that I experienced there  was astounding. I find it very difficult to explain to people why I’d choose being there over being here. Most people look at me like I’ve lost my mind. Most people fight like hell to stay here on Earth, but until you have experienced the love of the divine, a love that knows no limits, it’s almost impossible to understand.

All the sand in the universe

Heart shape drawn on a sandy beach at sunrise on the beautiful island of Thassos, Greece.

Heart shape drawn on a sandy beach at sunrise on the beautiful island of Thassos, Greece.

The best way for me to describe the love that I experienced on the other side is like this: The love we have for our parents, a spouse/partner, and a child is equivalent to a grain of sand. That grain of sand represents a love that we would die for. If you have ever been in love, you know exactly what I’m talking about; you would lay down your life for a person you truly love.

I rate the love that the creator has for us as equivalent to all the grains of sand in the universe. The love I experienced on the other side was all encompassing, accepting and all forgiving. It’s a love that we as humans cannot grasp or understand; we will never get our heads around the divine’s power of love. We just need to trust that it exists.

Gifts of transformation

Since this holy experience I have come to really  value the life I’m living. I’m very thankful for who I’ve become today. I have been given another chance at this life, the opportunity to make some corrections. I have changed for the better. I’m giving myself a lot of me  time. Before this experience I was always on the run, I was burned out. Now, I don’t take my breath for granted, the words I love you are said often, and I make time for the important things in my life–mainly my family.

I’ve also started to develop the gifts that I was born with. Far too often people don’t take the time to make themselves happy. Everyone has been given special talents, but many haven’t developed those gifts. We feel that if we can’t make a living financially with our God-given ability, we need to wait until we have more free time in our lives. Sadly, that waiting pushes us further away from the creator. Our talents are written in our soul’s DNA. We’re created to use those talents to the best of our ability and to share them with the world.

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

–Matthew 5:14-16

Over the past year and a half I have been developing my writing and painting skills. I have connected to both of these talents with much ease. My transformation has been very positive because I have chosen a new life path, my soul’s path. When we choose to take the right path, our lives start to flourish and evolve quickly. I have been guided to an amazing publisher and editor, Suzanne Paschall. She has coached me with a very positive and informative writers program. I know that God has placed her in my life.

I have also been steered in the direction of an astonishing local painter, John David Epp. John and I spend many hours at his kitchen table. He has been sharing his love of art with me and I feel like I’ve won the lottery. Both John and his wife Hilda have opened their home to me, and we have shared laughter and tears. We are all benefiting from each other’s love.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with your life, slow down and ask for the guidance, ask to be shown your lifeGreen leaf with water drop path. The divine is always listening to our calls for help. God wants us to succeed. All it takes is for you to listen for the answer and trust your intuition; the creator uses it to connect. It will never let you down. One small change can start a ripple effect that will send you on the journey of a lifetime. Take the leap of faith and ask.

Ask, listen and be watchful

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