Past Lives Series -
Loves of our Lives and Love by Knight
by AC Chenier
“Thank you Kelly. I imagine you’re trying to figure out what brought us to Canada?”
“Well, yes, the thought did cross my mind.”
Gramps and Katrine looked at each other. “You start Katrine.”
“Alright Dad, well, we have two reasons. The first is obviously Neil. We are both really concerned about him. Since you left in August, he’s been going at a break-neck pace. He’s pushing himself way too much. I’ve begged him to slow down, but he just won’t. He didn’t even come back to Derbyshire for Christmas. Chris and I talked and we feel Neil is working himself to death, trying to push all his feelings aside and just work. It’s a pattern we see all too often in the men of the family when they don’t have their soul mate around. It’s for lack of a better word, a curse the Carter men deal with. They become restless and almost self-destructive when they are alone. I’ve watched my brother for years commit himself entirely to the business he built. He would never admit that the business is his lover and other half, but it is. And now I think Neil is going down the same path. All work, no pleasure, one hundred percent committed to other things than his own well-being. I suspect that you might have been doing the same thing? Trying to drown your sorrows in work?”
“I don’t deny that I miss Neil more than I could imagine. But we live such different lives, from completely different worlds. I just don’t see how we could sustain a relationship based on that. We’re too different.”
“Young lady, I don’t believe that for a second. The two worlds you talk about are the illusion and the superficial world of our minds. At your core, you and Neil live in the same world. You’re both just being stubborn, and scared as far as I can see. The love you two share is so rare. I can understand how it feels to be so in love it scares you. Abigail was that woman for me. But if I hadn’t taken the risk, then none of the rest of them would be here. All of us in the Carter family know that feeling. You just have to trust that the risk is worth it.”
“Gramps, I’ve loved and lost twice already. Once with my father, it nearly killed me too. And when Ken died, I just about gave up on life. I just can’t take that risk again!”
“Kelly, my girl, please. Passion and love are always worth the risk. Life is worth the risk. Don’t let the fear of the hurt stop you from living the moments that will make you happiest. Don’t let the mind and ego stampede over the yearnings in your soul.”
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I do believe that I’ve lived in the past… many times. I’ve attended a couple of Dr. Brian Weiss workshops, where he conducts a group regression and invites you to explore some of your own past lives. I’ve been given a glimpse of some different times and interesting people. Two that were very notable were a composer in the 1600’s-1700’s and a young girl/student way back in the times just after the dawn of the Christian era.
I’ve also had some very unique experiences when visiting places in Europe. That haunted feeling that you know a place/ have been there in the past….ghosts of the past calling to you. This was especially true for me in Ireland and Paris…. Visiting Notre Dame Cathedral was a truly spine tingling day.
I do not have any names to attach to my lives, at least at this point in time…. But I don’t believe I’ve been anyone famous; just ordinary people, living their lives as best they can in the times they lived.
What are your top ten favorite books?
Top ten favourite books is a tough one…. But these are the books I go back to time and time again….the ones I’ve had to replace numerous times in my collection.
Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
The Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
The Mallorean series plus Belgarath the Sorcerer and Polgara the Sorceress- David Eddings
Almost any book by Judith McNaught (particularly the historical series)
The Last Dragonlord and Dragon and Phoenix - Joanne Bertin
Red Storm Rising – Tom Clancy
Black Beauty – Anne Sewell
It’s a pretty eclectic selection of authors from romance to fantasy to action.
What's the most interesting/ unique thing that's ever happened to you?
I’ve had many interesting experiences in my life, but none that I would say are so unique that they would be different than what anyone else has experienced. I’ve been lucky enough to travel to many places in the world, I’ve met and worked with many interesting and talented people, I’ve loved and lost; I’ve lived life. None of this is particularly different than anyone else in the world…and maybe that’s what is unique about it. It’s my life, made up of all those experiences and combines to make it my unique life.
If I had to pinpoint one experience that has been awe inspiring, I would say it was witnessing the true power and uncontrollability of nature. Back in 1992 I was in Kauai when Hurricane Iniki struck the tiny island. I can still remember to this day, standing at the back door to the shelter I was in and watching the trees being pushed horizontal by the power of the wind….and watching a big garbage bin (the commercial ones) go flying through the air. And then after the passing of the storm, seeing the destruction that nature can wreck…it was a very humbling to realize how little we really control of this earth.
What's something unique and quirky about you?
I can’t say that I think of myself as unique and quirky. I guess I would start with not being a girly girl. I far prefer the outdoors and sports over a shopping mall…. I hate shopping actually, unless I’m shopping for my horses. If I’m looking for anything for them, then I could shop forever… they are better dressed than I am. LOL. I also think I’m “allergic” to make-up… I rarely wear any.