When Art Imitates Life

images-4I was poking around the iTunes store for sci-fi and fantasy movies.  Happy to note a couple of new additions, I checked out a few trailers.

Sometimes, there are multiple trailers though I don’t always watch more than one.

The very last trailer I watched for Midnight Special intrigued me enough that I decided to rent it.

I’m glad I listened to the small voice suggesting it would be worth my time.

My husband and I weren’t far into the movie before I realized why I’d been inspired to watch the film.  There were several paranormal elements I recognized, having dealt with them myself.

Stuff like this happens to me all the time but it never ceases to amaze and delight.  I just never fail to see the miraculous in it, never take it for granted.

At one point, I said, “He’s an antenna.”

Being one myself, I recognized the symptoms.

I knew this because he was perceiving things others couldn’t.

EMF things.

It’s Fiction – I Get it!  I don’t start speaking in tongues or experience any of the other dramatic behavior but I have picked up on stuff carried on an EMF wave before.

Stuff that has sounded like Morse code to me.

It wasn’t that I could do the things the kid in the movie could do so much as that I recognized what he could do from what I saw and experienced in the NDE.

Elements I’ve given my characters in Metatron’s Army.

Spoiler Alert!  It’s a good movie and unique.  I’m not going to give the plot away but I’m about to reference various “talents” the kid had that – coincidentally – have been included in my saga.

Hands.  Light shoots from the kid’s hands.  Light is energy.  In my story, Christine is able to shoot energy from her hands. 

Eyes.  In the movie the kid’s eyes glow.  In my book, Christine displays a similar feature, as do the Light Beings and the Azlaans.

And speaking of Light Beings.

Orbs.  The glowing beings in the movie were orbs whereas the ones I saw were more like elongated candle flames.

In my book After Here: The Celestial Plane and What Happens When We Die I describe them as being similar to the transporter beam effect in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

Watchers.  As I write in After Here, these Light Beings are watchers.

I switched various characters around for Metatron’s Army. The Light Beings in my story are closer to the teachers I know from what I call Spirit School.  I then exaggerated and utilized creative license in the telling of a saga.

41qwyjEStULFollowing the bread crumbs.  A good part of dealing with understanding the things I saw and experienced during the NDE has been following the trail of bread crumbs put before me.

Though it has been a lifelong journey, there have been spurts during which I gained a great deal of information, if not understanding.

I was at a Harmony House in Novi one evening in 1992.  I felt drawn to a section I’d never gone to before, New Age.

You could typically find me in the area that stocked heavy metal and classic rock.

I came upon Jean-Michel Jarre’s Les Chants Magnetiques.  I zeroed in on the eye that seemed to glow and without understanding why, just knew I was looking at something familiar, something from the NDE. 

I bought the CD and to this day it remains one of my favorites.

The Familiar.  After the movie finished, my husband said, “I didn’t pick up on that antenna thing.  That was good.”

My response?  “I’m one, too.  I recognized it.”

I couldn’t help wondering if whoever wrote that movie had a connection to the paranormal that they beautifully exaggerated in the tale.

It wouldn’t be the first time…

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