Friday, February 6, 2015

WE ARE INFINITE Stories: A Tiny Glimpse by Liz Turnbull



Greetings everyone and welcome to another installment of the WE ARE INFINITE stories and giveaway! I'm so grateful to be able to do this and to share stories that remind us all of connection and our intrinsic worth.

Now, before we dive into today's tale, let's have a quick refresher on what's happenin' 'round here:

1. Contest is simple: you send me (kelly.wyre@gmail.com) your INFINITE STORIES and I post 'em. I also promote them, so if you want to include a link to a novel you wrote, an etsy shop, or other such awesomeness, then by all means, include that in your entry! I want to share the love!

2. INFINITE STORIES are tales that remind us of connection: ghost stories, past lives, prophetic dreams, a moment that changed your life, how you found faith, how you found love, how you recovered from heartache, a friend who saved your life, a dog that meant the world, a cat that knew too much, a feeling that spared you or a loved one from pain, a feeling that hooked up a pair of friends for marriage, kids, and life. Anything and everything goes!

All the details about what I'm looking for and how to play are found HERE.

3. Each story enters you for the grand prize. What is it, you ask? Well it's Amazon cash, artwork, and a book!


4. Don't have a story you want to share? No problem! Sharing information about the contest also constitutes an entry for the grand prize! More details about that are right HERE.

5. More questions? Check out the FAQ or email me at kelly.wyre@gmail.com

And last but not least, don't forget to check out the always-accumulating-ever-impressive-oh-so-powerful WE ARE INFINITE STORIES INDEX, where all the contest entries will be linked for you to peruse anytime you need a reminder that you are never, ever alone!

NOW THEN!
Today's story is from Liz Turnbull, who tells us of an experience that proved to her beyond the shadow of a doubt that we are all intricately connected.

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A Tiny Glimpse

“I” may not be infinite, but I have no doubt whatsoever that “we” are. I was blessed with an infinitesimal glimpse of this truth in my early 20s, when I suffered a head injury during an automobile accident. I guess that many people would call this a near-death experience, but it was an unusual and unexpected version of my life passing before my eyes.

The only way I can think to describe this experience is by comparing it to the way a snowflake grows from a single speck of dust. I was that single speck of dust, and I experienced my consciousness spreading away from that tiny speck outwards in all directions. I experienced this phenomena as feeling how I affected everyone with whom I had ever interacted. When I acted from my heart, I could feel the love that I inspired from the perspective of the other person, and when I locked somebody out of my heart, I felt the pain. I seethed in the rage and disdain of everyone I had ever injured, intentionally or not. I basked in the glow of the laughter that I shared or inspired. I experienced my entire life as though I was everyone whose life directly intersected mine; the good, the bad, and everything in between. I was aware that these other individuals took these experiences and began affecting others, out in a chain of events and influences that were potentially infinite. My personal ability to hold all of these interactions in my conscious awareness was so limited that it gave way to an overwhelming sense of awe in which I dissolved into a state that I can only describe as peace and at – one – ment.

I regained consciousness, and after coming back to myself was painfully aware that I was not proud of the majority of the effects that I have had on others. I was very young, enough to still feel very insecure and naïve, but I would no longer be able to live with such a self-absorbed approach to my life. Knowing, to the marrow of my bones, that we are all so intimately connected to one another, that each decision we make impacts those around us so profoundly, forced me to realize that I had to behave more consciously, responsibly, and with more kindness.


Each time I remember this truth (yes, it is easy to fall back into “I, me, mine” because it is our brain’s automatic pilot setting, especially if we feel threatened), I do my best to make the conscious effort to make decisions that are based on the greatest good with as little collateral damage is possible. With over 7 billion of us on this planet, it will always take effort, but I do not want to leave this life and have anything less than a replay of it that is chock-full of as much loving kindness and laughter and hope as is humanly possible! I am especially excited by the possibilities of what would happen for us all, if we all began to feel and act this way – could you imagine if we all wanted to leave each other feeling better – what would that world be like? I know that We are infinite, so… I hope!

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That's so fantastic, and exactly what I think about when I hear the phrase, "Life flashing before my eyes." Amazon, Liz, thank you so much for sharing!

Send your infinite stories to kelly.wyre@gmail.com by Feb 8!

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Liz Turnbull invites you to seek out the wisdom of self-discovery and exploration at her website:

The Goddess Gift.

. . . a site to celebrate, to nurture, 
and to share understandings of the goddess in every woman.

Your own personal goddess awaits you here. 
She will guide you on the path of self-discovery and personal growth, 
helping you recognize your strengths 
in ways that allow you to use your innate talents and strengths.

The Goddess Path . . . 
Your road to growth and inspiration.

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Kelly Wyre enjoys reading and writing all manner of fiction, ranging from horror to romance. She used to work in advertising but is now happily chained to her writing desk and laptop. She believes she's here to tell stories and to connect people with them. She's written several novels, novellas, and short stories and has no plans on stopping anytime soon.

Kelly relishes the soft and cuddly and the sharp and bloody with equal amounts of enthusiasm. She's a coffee addict, an avid movie lover, a chronic night owl, and she loves a good thunderstorm. Currently Kelly resides in the southeastern United States.

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Meet Me at the Gates by Kelly Wyre

Outer Banks bookstore owner Hyacinth Silver Fox has a secret millennia in the making: her soul was magically entwined with another, and at night she dreams of every lifetime they've ever spent together. The rules of their magic are simple: Hydee always knows her lover, but he, or she, doesn't remember her. It's up to Hydee to find and make her soulmate see they are destined for each other, and this lifetime is no different, but there's one problem: her soulmate is Theo Monk, heartthrob actor and Hollywood's sometime-infamous badboy. Hydee's hope of reuniting is wearing thin, but she has no idea how dire the situation really is.

Because meanwhile in California, Theo Monk is losing his mind. Anxiety and paranoia rule his life, along with his on-again-off-again girlfriend and her entourage. When fear and frustration push him to an edge, Theo cuts and runs as far from his problems as he can without knowing Fate's giving him one last shot to unite with the only person who can help him. Hydee and Theo must save one another before hope runs out and Hydee's despair and Theo's fear keep them apart forever.


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