Tuesday, April 12, 2016

You Asked, I Answer (Secret Wishes, Ah-ha! Moments, Eras I'm Drawn To)

Another round of answers to your questions on this year's ‘Ask Me Anything’ post.

Away we go...

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Baili asked:
What is your most wanted thing in the world, any secret wish?

Aside from the obvious, which is for the people I love to always be healthy and happy, and how thrilled I’ll be if I ever have grandchildren, there is nothing more that I’d like than to be able to travel and see as much of this world as I can before I die. Nothing. I don’t care about big houses or flashy cars or expensive jewellery or a fancy wardrobe or showy furniture or the latest trends or anything like that there. Just give me some airline/train/bus tickets, a place to sleep, a suitcase, a camera and set me free. With the most amazing man in the world by my side. Because he is a wonderful travel companion. Plus, he doesn’t mind carrying some of my photography equipment... *snort*


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Jim asked:
What 'ah-ha' moment that you have experienced stands out the most for you?

Well, Jim, since you’re one of my blogging friends that knows the story of my first marriage, which was an absolute disaster, you will understand when say that when I finally saw - with absolute clarity – the mind games, emotional blackmail, psychological torment and emotional abuse I’d lived for years during that period (written about here), I can honestly say it was one of the biggest “ah-ha” moments of my life! And that moment led to my emotional and mental liberation, which placed me on a healing and empowering path that eventually led to meeting the most amazing man in the world. The rest as they say is history...


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Toni asked:
My question is, have you ever had a past life regression or do you have any feelings about what age or time you might have lived in, in the past? Is there a place or time you are drawn to?

I have experienced some incredible things in my life but it would take several posts to describe them. For today, I’ll keep it short and simple, so my blogging pals don’t zone out.

For whatever reason, I am drawn to the medieval period. Not only am I fascinated by it, but it stirs powerful emotions in me that I can’t explain or even understand. In addition to the emotional stirrings, I’ve had the most mind-boggling dreams on and off throughout my life about that time. The dreams are always crystal clear with vivid details and remarkable experiences that seem so real it takes me awhile to detach myself from them when I wake up and feel like I’m in the present.

But that’s not all...

Even though the medieval period has a strong pull, the biggest draw is to the future. How far? I don’t know. 500 years, 1,000, 10,000...I’m not sure. There have been more moments than I can count where this world seems so primitive on so many levels. There have been more moments than I can count where I feel that if I jumped hundreds or thousands of years ahead, I’d fit better. Do I feel misplaced because I’m too sensitive and empathetic to the problems of this lifetime? Does it come from my desire for a more peaceful, more unified planet, and my hope (and slight conviction) that many generations from now we might be a more evolved species? Finally get it right? Stop acting like we're still dragging our knuckles on the ground? Perhaps. But these feelings are extraordinary, nonetheless, and since I'm always open to possibilities I think about this sometimes.

Having said all that, if I was given a choice, I’d jump thousands of years ahead and see what’s going on! Now, if only time travel had been invented by now…


And that’s all for this week! I'm down to the last few questions, so if you haven't seen yours yet, it'll be coming up very soon. Also, head over to the original post to check and see  if your question has already been answered in a previous Q&A.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a good one!

24 comments:

  1. I would love to tell Toni that I have felt like I've been on this earth a hundred times. Everything is familiar. It's so weird, yet comforting.

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    1. Those are amazing feelings, aren't they? I feel that way sometimes, too. Not sure I'd want to come back again...LOL!

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  2. Good, even tough questions, great, thoughtful answers.

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    1. Sometimes it's hard to think of what to write but it's still a lot of fun!

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  3. So, with the travelling thing, why don't you? I know someone (in his late 30s now) who works half each year or so and lives very frugally so he can spend the rest of the time travelling all around the world. It's true that he has no assets, which would really bother me. You are downsizing, do plan to put all your energy into travelling now?

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    1. Does he have kids? That always makes a huge difference. This is not the right time for us to be globetrotting around the world. My younger daughter is in university and she still has 3 more years to go. We need to be here for her until she's completely independent. She is still very young and we like to be close by in case she needs support or to come home. Perhaps later on we'll be able to do some traveling. Even so, it won't be for extremely long stretches since we do have our cats. And as long as we have pets, our trips will be within a reasonable length.

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    2. No kids, no house, no ties! Not how I would want to live. You're right, kids (and pets) mean staying closer to home. Or taking them with you, as we plan to do (kids not cats)when we go to Europe maybe next year for a month or two.

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    3. No ties gives you a lot more freedom. It is a whole different life when kids are involved! But I don't mind. I wouldn't change a thing!

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  4. I think it would be interesting to time travel, knowing what I know in going to the past. Not sure about the future as it would be totally unknown :)

    I do hope you get to do a lot of traveling Martha :) So much to see out there and sometimes so little time!

    betty

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    1. There is definitely so much to see and so little time, Betty! I hope to at least do enough traveling in my lifetime that will satisfy this love of mine!

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  5. If you like medieval things, you'll like my post tomorrow! And I hope someday you win the Big One in the lottery so you and the most amazing man in the world can travel wherever you want and be on a permanent vacation holiday!

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    1. Thanks, Debra! That would be a dream. I'll keep a lookout for that post!

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  6. "Tis a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don't want to be most of us." -Oberyn Martell (Game of Thrones)

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    1. I don't want to be one of those either! Great quote.

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  7. I don't really have some big wish that I desire. I am a very happy "with my life" kind of person. If I had some amazing good fortune come my way, that would just the a cherry on top of the sundae that my life is already. I have a wonderful family and more material goods than I need. I get to travel quite a bit but because I love it there will be more in the future.

    I am going back to read your story when I have some uninterrupted time. I love to hear other peoples stories. Everyone has a story but usually we aren't able to hear it or share it.

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    1. Sounds like a great life, Cheryl! If I could add some traveling to mine that would be my cherry on top because my life is pretty great otherwise. I feel very fortunate.

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  8. These were great! Thanks for posting, this was a good read :)

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    1. Thanks, Hannah, for taking the time to read my ramblings :)

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  9. Ah-Ha!
    I see in my crystal ball a lot of travelling in your future....

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    1. I hope so, Jim! And I hope some of it leads to where you three amigos are :)

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  10. Wow Martha - Great answers. And I loved the cartoon!

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    1. Thanks, Wonder Woman! I hope your day has been going well. Another good walk today. The weather has been amazing!

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