Wisdom in Retrospect, glancing back with insight to discover wisdom hiding in the shadows, 64 lessons of life, written under the pen name of my grandmother, Emma Gilbert
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are written as an encouragement to think about what life is teaching
you, an invitation to look at what you have set aside, and an
opportunity to look at life from a different perspective.
Wisdom in Retrospect, glancing back with insight, to discover wisdom hiding in the shadows, 64 lessons of life
I have learned countless lessons in life but have only included
sixty-four, and while I have numbered them one to sixty-four, that is not
necessarily the order in which they appeared in my life. Many of these lessons presented themselves in
my earlier years when I was not aware of the role I played in creating my life
circumstances; when I believed in right and wrong as absolutes and I was
enveloped by the beliefs of others. It
was only in retrospect that I could see the value that many of these situations
had to offer me, and how important the experience was to moulding me into who I
Each chapter is independent of the others. They end with my real time thoughts on the
story and life lesson, and offer an invitation for you to think about your
own. To help you do this I have
included a few questions and promptings entitled, Something for you to think about.
At first glance this book may seem like my life story;
in reality it’s not. I have simply used
my own stories as examples to help you discover your own. I cannot prove a lot of the conclusions I
have come to, but the peace of mind, order and understanding of life that they
have brought to me, has encouraged me to continue along my own path of
self-discovery. My ability to look at
life differently, has been my great reward.
Here I am again; I must like this place
I chose the circumstances of my birth;
including my family, timing and lessons
What was love? At twenty I had absolutely no idea
Understanding myself was essential to
What did my children hope to learn by choosing me as their mother?
If I chose my life circumstances, then it
followed that my children chose theirs
Reflections of myself were all around me but I wasn’t ready to recognize them
Like attracts like; I needed to identify
the core issue shared with others not focus on its expression
I wasn’t trying to find excuses; I wanted to understand my behaviour
My ego will survive a lesson in humility
I never took visiting other dimensions and meeting aliens seriously, until….
There are some things that cannot be
explained within the limits of the physical universe