Q & A
Read the book? Have questions for the author? Here are a few that I get quite often. Please feel free to post yours as well.
A lot of things in your book seem hard to believe. How can these things really happen to someone?
All the incidents in “Dance of the Electric Hummingbird” are absolutely true. In fact, there were so many, that it just wasn’t possible to include them all in the book.
I don’t blame anyone for questioning whether any of it really happened; I think asking questions is a sign of intelligence, and I, myself, questioned what was going on every step of the way. But since the incidents were so unusual, that’s why I wanted to tell my story because, as the saying goes, sometimes truth is stranger than fiction!
How can they really happen? For years, I looked for scientific and/or logical explanations and I worked very hard at trying to remain objective and stay as grounded in reality as possible. And while I did encounter theories that offered viable explanations, I ultimately came to the conclusion that my entire journey was about discovering then implementing my definition of what is real and what is important in life (perhaps to someone else, that might mean something completely different–and there’s nothing wrong with that), so maybe having scientific justification was not the most important part of my journey. What I choose to believe is much more powerful than any amount of scientific “proof” anyway. Have you ever tried to change someone’s mind who feels passionate about something, like politics, for instance? You can show them all the scientific evidence in the world that disproves their theory, but it’s not likely to alter their opinion one bit. And I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but it’s a whole different topic, so I won’t get into that here.
What I am saying though, is that our minds and spirits are much more powerful than we realize and we ALWAYS have a choice of what to believe. We’re also free to change our beliefs as we mature and learn. I’ve done that a lot on this journey.
The best explanation I can come up with to describe what happened to me is that my soul was ready to receive the message. It was delivered to me in the precise manner I needed to hear it. Each person’s spiritual needs are different, therefore our means of “hearing” the message will be as different as we are. It is also not necessary that anyone else agrees with what we choose to believe; what matters most is that each person discovers his or her own path to the truth.
Did you ever have things happen to you before this Cabo experience?
I had a few things happen but nothing even close to what opened up for me after my out-of-body experience in Cabo, and if something unusual did happen, I never gave it much thought; I always dismissed it as just my imagination. It didn’t even dawn on me what those previous incidents were until after I had the experience during Sammy’s concert in 2003. And when I decided to write a book about it, that’s when I went back and read my journals from almost ten years earlier, only to find that some of those old entries described some pretty strange visions that made no sense at the time. But in retrospect, they made perfect sense.
Did stuff like sharing past lives with Sammy Hagar ever happen to you before all this?
No. I didn’t discount the possibility of reincarnation but I never had any reason to investigate it before. Again, when I started putting my book together and I looked back on my journals, I saw that the visions I had during meditation all those years ago, were premonitions of what was to come and glimpses of past lives, but I wasn’t even sure I believed in that sort of stuff at the time they happened to me. Do I believe in them now? Oh, yes.
It just all seems too “over the top” for me to fully understand.
Me too. There is so much more to life than meets the eye. And I’ve just been given a taste. I think when we stop trying so hard to force ourselves to understand with our ego-mind, (which has us absolutely convinced that it is never wrong) and we begin to listen with our hearts, that’s when our truth can reveal itself. Can you “prove” that love exists? No. You can see the results of love, but to my knowledge, there is no mathematical equation that proves unequivocally that love exists or what it is.
Have you and Sammy ever actually sat down and talked about your experience? Do you have a personal relationship with him because of all this?
For lack of a better word, I guess you could say that we have a sort of “relationship” because he obviously knows who I am and he has played a big role in my life of his own choosing. And yet, I’m still just a fan. (Although I definitely wasn’t when all this started.) I have never sat down and talked to him about this, but we have directly communicated through letters, emails, or in passing. It’s a tough situation (for me) to have to deal with all of this in the first place, much less having the involvement of a big star. For one thing, I can’t just call him on the phone and talk to him like I might be able to do if he were my next-door neighbor.
And then there’s the whole “fan” thing. For a long time, I struggled with calling myself that. I thought that if I allowed myself to be somebody’s “fan,” I was giving up control over my life. But over the years, I‘ve come to accept that I really love how Sammy’s music makes me feel, and his concerts are just so much fun; plus, I’ve seen a little bit of what a cool person he really is, so I guess that makes me a “fan” and I’m okay with it now. While I would dearly love to talk to him about all this, I’m also fine with where I am. He’s done so much for me–much more than I ever could have imagined, much more than most celebrities would do, I’m sure–and for that I will forever be grateful.
Does your husband believe in your experiences now as time has gone on?
He’s become more accepting of mystical stuff than he used to be, although he might disagree with me on that! Everything that has happened has changed him in certain ways too because when one person changes, it forces the other in a relationship to change as well. For instance, I hear words coming out of his mouth that he never would have considered uttering before, words like “mystical experience.” So does he believe in my experiences? It’s like turning on a light switch—you can see that the light bulb is glowing and the room lighting up even if you can’t explain how that actually happens or whether or not you believe it’s possible.