Choose Positive Living with Sara Troy and her guest Daniela Norris aired from March 8th
We all fear death – this is a fact of life. Nobody, give or take some people with special circumstances, wants to die. And no one wants to lose a loved one although chances are that all of us will, sooner or later.
When I embarked on my journey I was not completely adverse to spirituality, but as a former diplomat, turned political writer, I was certainly not one of those spiritual types. And although I considered myself an atheist, I also agreed that there just, very possibly, might be ‘something out there’, something bigger than us all. But I did not have the time or interest to delve into religion or other spiritual practices. I was simply too busy living, working, raising a young family.
When we lost my healthy, fit and handsome twenty-year-old brother in a drowning accident in 2010, I was in a state of shock and deep grief, like anyone in a similar situation would be. But as the weeks and months passed, I embarked on a spiritual journey, trying to understand death, bereavement – and life. I read books, attended seminars and talks, grief counseling sessions and even a few sessions of hypnotherapy, and more specifically – Past Life Regression. I was curious and thought: why not, I’ve got nothing to lose.
There’s one funny thing about dead people, and that’s that you can talk to them all you want, and they can’t talk back. Or can they? Ask anyone who’s lost a loved one, and many will tell you that the dead can actually talk back. Whether in a dream, a whisper in the wind or your imagination, our dead friends and relatives are always there with us, even years after they’ve passed on.
It’s a bit like having a Twitter account – small messages keep popping up, perhaps you are sometimes mentioned or even followed – but if you don’t check your account, you will not notice.
If you had lost someone you love, even if it was many years ago, try a small experiment: open your eyes, your ears and your thoughts to the little messages from the Other Side. And who knows, you might have a pleasant surprise. You might get some virtual tweets from the afterlife.
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Daniela’s latest book
Could people we meet have pre-destined roles in our lives?
At once a spiritual and psychological novel, Recognitions explores the concepts of past lives, recognition of people and their roles in our present lives and life lessons.
Recognitions is the first of a trilogy.
Daniela I. Norris is Canadian-Israeli, a former diplomat turned political writer and – with age and wisdom – inspirational author and speaker.
Daniela’s stories, articles and essays have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines, and first collection of short stories, titled ‘The Year Spring Turned into Winter’ was out in December 2008. Crossing Qalandiya – Exchanges Across the Israeli Palestinian Divide, co-authored with Palestinian writer Shireen Anabtawi, was published in the UK in May 2010 by Reportage Press. On Dragonfly Wings: a skeptic’s journey to mediumship was out in April 2014 (Axis Mundi Books) followed by Collecting Feathers: tales from The Other Side (Soul Rocks Books, November 2014). Recognitions, first of a trilogy, is her début novel, published by Roundfire Books in 2016.
Daniela is a Member of SWWJ (Society of Women Writers and Journalists, UK), GWG (Geneva Writers’ Group, Switzerland), The Society of Authors (UK) and Goodwill Ambassador for Children of Peace.