Category Archives: Mrs. Charm

Colonoscopy

I’m scheduled for another one, although I really don’t intend to be treated for any cancer discovered, simply because I want a heads-up. If anything’s found, I prefer to just find out how long I have and sign up for hospice. Having watched Mrs. Charm go through chemo, I know I don’t want any of that poison. No surgery and no radiation, either. I’d just rather know what’s coming than be in the dark. If nothing is, then I can rest easy for a few more years. About colon cancer, anyway, which felled my father and grandfather.

UPDATE: Got the pre-op appointment set for Aug. 31. Event usually happens soon after.

Downton Abbey

Mrs. Charm watched this very popular soaper right up until her death in 2015. I ignored it because it reminded me of Upstairs, Downstairs, which I enjoyed but didn’t need to see a new version. Recently, however, I decided to give it a try and watched all the seasons (6) and all the episodes (more than 50) and enjoyed it very much. There’s a movie I haven’t seen yet and a sequel. So Downton fever continues.

Beyond the Reiki Gateway

Is a new (January of this year) podcast by Kathleen Johnson and Andrea Kennedy, which is fun to listen to. Even if their names evoke memory of the 1960 Dimocrat presidential ticket. Odd. Nevertheless, these two Reiki masters have some interesting things to discuss. Johnson, the elder of the pair (as on the ticket), says Reiki (primarily a healing modality) opens the practitioner to multiple experiences and possibilities such as past lives. Obscure enough for you? We’re talking soul and spirit energy here. With more to come.

UPDATE: For the diehard debunkers, alias skeptics, albeit with closed minds.

Finally, a deep source

For five years now, I’ve been downloading (mainly in Kindle form) books about the Afterlife (really, our real lives). I began as a skeptic, became a believer, and now, as a budding Reiki student/practitioner, I simply and profoundly know.

Six years ago this fall, Mrs. Charm, my wife of twenty-five years, transitioned after about a year of fighting cancer. Finally, via lawyer Roberta Grimes, I have found a database of more than three thousand Afterlife books. I can’t wait to search it. I’ll share the link now.

Via Afterlife data

Wren buddies

As I was texting a medium we know about Mrs. Charm and our wren buddy appearances, Bar saw one land on our porch and check out a new bird house I haven’t hung up yet. I always feel Mrs. C sends them and I always tear up at the sight. The medium said it was awesome and a sign of love. Time to hang the bird house.

Grieving

One of my favorite podcast hosts is Brian Smith of Grief2Growth and today he said something so generous I have to share it. He said about half the country is grieving the inauguration of Bozo Biden. Well he didn’t actually say the name of the inaugurated. That was from me. But at least 75 million and more feel cheated. Hence our grief.

Brian wove his sentiment into a discussion of grieving, which is of course his subject matter, mostly involving the death of our beloved, which in my case was my wife of 25 years, which is why I listen to Brian and his interviews about the Afterlife. Five years after Debra’s passing, I still get occasional waves of it. They aren’t overwhelming any more. But I have never fought them and with Brian’s continued help I never will. Grief is and will be my companion, until I see her again.

Outlander

Hooked on this Netflix series. Mrs. Charm watched the first two seasons before and during chemotherapy. I paid no attention then, having previously spurned the film’s preceding book series by Diana Gabaldon as just a silly time-traveling romance. But I see now that I was short-sighted. I am quite the fan now, especially of the female lead Irish actress and Victoria’s Secret model Catriona Balfe. And not just for the nude scenes, rather more for the drama and the passion. No wonder Mrs. C. liked the story. Thank you, dear, for leading me to it.

UPDATE: Have begun reading the first book before moving on to season 2