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Please welcome fellow Black Opal Author Ronnie Allen. Ronnie wears many different hats, Master Tarot Card instructor, Holistic Health Practioner, crystal therapist as well as author of GEMINI: THE CRIME BEHIND THE SIGN - Book I. I haven't known Ronnie long, but we both find the same subjects interesting and I'm very happy that's she's here.
Ronnie is sharing a fascinating experience. Unlike anything I've had on CURIOSITIES before. Enjoy!
Thank you so much for hosting me today, Debbie. We have so many common interests in the metaphysical, psychic, and paranormal realms as well as healing modalities. I'd like to talk to you today about a couple of them that are common to my experiences as well as Dr. John Trenton's, the protagonist in Gemini. Yes, I incorporated a lot of myself into this novel. Maybe more than most people would do. As an alternative healing practitioner, I practice what I preach. What I teach my clients re Tarot, crystals, contacting their spirit guide, spiritual cleansing, goddess profiling, and astral travel, I've experienced. There are more commonalities, but this will be a very long blog, as is.
Yes, astral travel. I'd like to focus on that first today. I've had a few experiences with this but I'll tell you about one.
I astral traveled, under sedation, in 2000 when I was in a coma for five days. So did Dr. Trenton when he was hooked up to an IV in ICU. I have astral traveled and received confirmations from one of my clients, through deep meditation, but with sedation—and I don't recommend drugging yourself by any means—a person could travel deeper. The following story that you'll read was written in 2001 after my recovery. "My Journey Back," was originally printed in the International Journal for Counselors and Therapists. All of the healing modalities I practice, I used to bring myself back to life after—unbeknownst to me at the time—the docs told my husband and son that I had less than a 2% chance of survival. Well, surprise, surprise, I'm still here. After my story, you'll read an excerpt from Gemini where Dr. Trenton astral travels. I cut the article considerably for the sake of the length of this blog.
My Journey Back
Holistic Therapies Saved My Life!
by Ronnie Allen, Ph.D.
Copyright 2001, Ronnie Allen, All Rights Reserved
On November 14, 2000, the universe threw me a curve that I am sure is going to change my life forever. At 7 P.M. I took my son David and, Lisa, his girlfriend to a brand new buffet style restaurant. The food was inedible, spoiled and cold and everything was sent back. We then came home where I saw clients and prepared to go to work the next day. Nothing unusual.
At 1:30 a.m. I awoke from a deep sleep as my airways constricted. I anxiously told my husband, Bob, to call 911. I immediately fell unconscious.
What follows is my journey to recovery integrating all of the healing modalities in alternative therapies in my life’s work for the past eight years that I had to embrace with passion every moment of every day in my one month of hospitalization. It confirms my mind/body/spirit/soul explorations in that this is what helped me return from near death. Western Medicine could not have brought me back, alone.
It was poisoning from the food that I had consumed. When EMS arrived seven minutes later, I was already turning blue. Four paramedics worked on intubating me and in the process broke a part of my trachea. Because there was an air tube inserted, air was rushing into me. I blew up to what appeared to be 600 pounds of air. David pinned a pouch of some of my crystals onto my gown as EMS was putting me into the ambulance. He packed the rest that was on my night table to take to the hospital.
I was about twenty seconds from being pronounced dead, as my heart had stopped. The ER staff was about to use the defibrillators, when my heart kicked in moments before they were placed on my chest. A tracheotomy was ordered which I had on November 15th. I was placed on ventilators, feeding tubes, catheters, IV’s and suctioning devices. I was unconscious for almost five days but the doctors had help unbeknownst to them.
The Pleiadian Emissaries of Light, my spirit guides and Archangel Raphael were present. I was seeing them in flashes and montages. Colored lights encompassed me with red, pink, and green overlapping as I traveled in a Pleiadian spaceship into the universe. I remember being very calm because I knew I was being healed. Red tubes were surrounded by a row of gold dots right in front of me. Red is for the physical healing and life preserving vitality. The gold dots were attempting to seal it in. The tubes were flowing freely like octopus tentacles in the ocean. Those were probably the ventilator, and NG tubes.
After five days, I became somewhat aware of my surroundings. When I became conscious, returned to the earth plane that is, I found my arms strapped down, and I couldn’t open my eyes, nor could I move from side to side or turn my head. I realized I must be in a hospital. I knew I had to find a way I to communicate. I realized I could kick my legs, and that’s how I got the attention of the nurses.
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EXCERPT FROM GEMINI
The sedative relaxed him enough to enable him to slip into a deep meditative state. He could usually go there himself, but the sedative took him deeper. First, he saw in black and white, kaleidoscopic round swirls in front of his eyes as if they originated in his eyes. They rotated slowly from directly on top of him, and then moved slowly farther and farther away in front of his third eye, until his mind was a blank slate, and he could participate in the vision. It seemed like it took a long time. The sounds of the ICU lessened and then were replaced by others. He couldn’t discern them at first. As he traveled farther, he knew. He was able to make contact with Barbara and see her in real time, where she was, and what she was doing. He felt himself travel to Barbara.
He astral traveled.
He heard the sounds in the club, the voices, house and techno music, as he perched on top of the bar invisible to everyone.
A Tool of Empowerment I’d like to talk about is Tarot. I’m finding more and more writers use Tarot to let them know if they’re on the right track. That’s awesome to hear. I've been teaching Tarot and doing readings since the mid- nineties. I hold a certificate as a Tarot Master Instructor. Both, my killer, Barbara Montgomery, and Dr. Trenton use Tarot. I'll include a snippet of a scene to whet your readers' appetites.
EXCERPT FROM GEMINI
He leaned toward her. “Ask them a question for me.”
She humored him. “Okay, what is it?”
“What does Barbara need to know about cooperating with Dr. Trenton? And you can change Barbara to ‘I’ as you say it.”
She did a double take and she felt the heat rise in her cheeks. “What?”
“Say it out loud. Now. Shuffle the deck.” She did. “Now pick a number from one to ten.”
“You know tarot?” She was flabbergasted, to put it mildly.
“I would have to say yes. Now say it.”
Intimidation prevailed and she was cognizant it was justified. Her voice trembled. “What do I need to know about cooperating with Dr. Trenton?”
“Okay, five.” She pulled The Emperor, King of Wands, King of Swords, The Moon, and The Devil. She closed her eyes and put her hand on her stomach. Three of the five cards were ones she picked previously. And she shuffled four times!
He smiled. “Now what does it all mean?”
Damn! I can’t let him see his effect on me!
“In a nutshell—you’re an SOB on steroids!”
“No. Not on steroids.” He laughed. “I’m a self-made man. Let’s break it down.”
To her, he sounded as if he was reprimanding a group of interns.
“The Emperor, the law. You don’t cooperate, you’re in contempt of a police order, and that can mean jail time. So think about that. It also means that I’m the one in authority here, and what I say goes.”
I hope your readers enjoyed the two scenes. Please feel free to ask questions and leave comments. I’d love to have a conversation with you.
Ronnie Allen is a New York City native, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York, where she was a teacher in the New York City Department of Education for 33 years including the obtaining of a New York State license as School Psychologist. Her various roles included classroom teacher, staff developer, crisis intervention specialist, and mentor for teachers who were struggling. Always an advocate for the child, Allen carries this through as a theme in her novel Gemini, with the reader seeing the horrors of child abuse through the eyes of three characters.
In the early 1990s she began a journey into holistic healing and alternative therapies and completed her PhD in Parapsychic Sciences in 2001.