Month: June 2020

#GoodNewsAwakening: Intro

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I’ve been in lockdown now since mid-March and have been noticing how so much has changed for the better. There is way less pollution – even where I live, right down-town. I have less dust in my apartment and the noise level is down. The streets and highways I can see from my windows have way fewer cars on them. Statistics are coming in from all over the world about the reduction in pollution.

I keep seeing reports about how animals are responding. There is a family of foxes living on the beach under a boardwalk. Deer have been photographed playing on the beach of Lake Ontario.

People are rallying to help others by donating food, donating meals, and shopping for those who cannot do so for themselves.

We’ve seen a real appreciation for the front-line workers in supermarkets, collecting garbage, and others who keep our cities going.

My questions are: how do we keep this up? What more can we do?

I admit. At times, I have felt paralyzed by the news and current events. The total disregard for nature and the planet we live on and the call from indigenous people and scientists that we have to clean up our act. The growing divide between the rich and the poor, around the world, the fear of COVID-19, and the fear of racial diversity.

All this boggles my mind.

Then something happens and I see hope for our future. Like viewing the prolific memes of children embracing children of any race, religion, or economic class. Stories like the young child who sought her father in his UPS delivery truck. She determined he was not her father because the driver had hair and her dad was bald. Her dad is white. The driver is black.

And then I saw the sign.

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Picture from WMBF News Video: Myrtle Beach homeowner, appliance technician share eye-opening discussion about racism

I want to actively contribute to making this world a better place to live. So, on my website I am introducing a new series of postings based on the campaign we created about six-months ago — #GoodNewsAwakening.

There is good news all around us and I believe that all of us need to wake up to the good. It’s time we focus on what truly matters. Bad behavior of the few does not demand our attention. Break yourself free.

Supporting groups that need our collective help is important to me — to all of us. We will feature items  we can do as a society like help promote racial equality and black lives matter.

Our discussions will feature good news that’s happening around the world. We will focus on creative solutions to help cure what “ails us.” We will highlight people, communities, and whole countries – wherever we find goodness. Good behavior needs our attention.

Let’s build a better world this time around. Together we can. Thanks for letting me be a part of your world.

Take care,

~ Ellen

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P.S. If you have goodness to share or ideas to make the world more equitable for all, please email me at Good News Awaking Stay safe in your travels.


Book Review: Children’s Past Lives

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Children’s Past Lives

How Past Life Memories Affect Your Child

by Carol Bowman

Element Books Ltd (1997)

When Carol Bowman released her book in 1997, it proved to be quite controversial. It was the first of its kind to explore reincarnation with children.

Her life-long belief in reincarnation helped prepare her for the journey into a fascinating world that inspired her to write Children’s Past Lives: How Past Life Memories Affect Your Child. The book is both memoir and instructional manual for parents. It is a fascinating read.

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Bowman approached the subject because in 1988 at the age of five, her son Chase became hysterical whenever he heard booming noises. His reactions were intense and beyond being in any “normal zone.” His mother became concerned and requested help from a past life therapist who happened to be visiting.

Bowman’s life changed.

Under therapy Chase began to recall personal experiences and events from over 100 years earlier during the U.S. Civil War.

His memories showed concern about not knowing who he was fighting. Plus, he knew he did not belong there. Eventually he described how he died in too much detail to be ignored.

At first Bowman felt confused. It had never crossed her mind that young children could recall past life memories. Bowman herself experienced at least two past life memories in therapy just a year before her son’s revelation.

Eventually Chase drew maps of the battels and other period items he remembered using. Bowman called on a Civil War historian to confirm their accuracy – which he did.

Her son’s revelation changed Bowman’s life forever. She began collecting past life memories from other children – including her daughter. Bowman researched and read everything she could about reincarnation.

Accepting and Healing from Past Lives

She also continued her sessions into her past lives. From these memoires Bowman was able to heal her from a chronic lung disorder. It was no surprise through past life therapy sessions, that Chase began to heal. He no longer felt fear when he heard loud booms plus his eczema, which he had had since birth, also cleared up.

This healing motivated Bowman to learn and do even more. She wrote this book for parents because no other resources existed.

Recommended reading

Interest in her book continues 23 years later. In December of 2019, Bowman produced the book in audio form available at Amazon.

I have been interested in past lives for a long time and have read many books about reincarnation. I still found this book very interesting, informative, and a good read.

You can find more information online at

View Bowman’s lecture from 2017 on her YouTube channel: Carol Bowman Reincarnation. Search the title Children’s Memories, Evidence for Reincarnation, Fascinating.

Take care and stay safe.