Monday, April 16, 2007



THAT WHOLE HEAVEN AND HELL "THING"

I'm not a theologist, but I play one on TV! Fortunately for you people, I think I know everything, and am all too happy to share each and every opinion of mine, freely with you! Worth every penny, always!

Two of the most amazing explanations of heaven have come from things I've recently read. Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love tells of her Indonesian medicine man explaining to her that heaven is seven levels of consciousness up to love. I get that. What I had a harder time reconciling was his definition of hell, seven levels down in consciousness, also to love.

Perhaps the purest definition comes from the clear thinking of an autistic child. Read this and prepare to ponder! Let me know what you think!

11 comments:

Michelle O'Neil said...

Aw Carrie. Thank you.

Love.

Amanda said...

i loved "eat, pray, love" too.

Suzy said...

I think Riley is a leader and healer.

Eileen said...

I loved the book, but not as much as hearing about Riley. She is one amazing child, as is her mom.

Kim said...

I am definitely looking forward to reading "eat,pray,love" but when it comes to the wisdom of life and love, I'll look to Riley (and her mom) every time.

Jenny Rough said...

I've gotta read that eat, pray, love book

Ziji Wangmo said...

Much more direct than the medicine man's explanation.
That girl's(Riley) got it going on...just like her mama. Who doesn't even need to go to Bali to find a man because she got a Hot Toddy in Lynchburg Va, of all places.

Jess said...

I loved that book, and I love Michelle and I love Riley.

Yeah, you all should read that book if you haven't. So good.

grammer said...

Pure Love. Amazing concept. We think often about the space after a life but maybe not so much about the space before. Thanks for this connection, this revelation, this food. xoxo

Terry Whitaker said...

WOW

Sue said...

I still have to get the copy I downloaded on my iPod to you -- I've listened to it at least three times now. (I'm sure our children could figure out such a transfer faster than we could ...) Hearing it in her own voice is amazing. I wish I had/could do that year she describes (well, except for the nasty divorce thing ...)

Okay, Miss Carrie, when the kids get older, instead of going on a vacation to some spa, we're going to an ashram together!!!!! I'm sure you'll organize a trip!

love.