I’m In Paris, France, To Attend My First Hearing Voices Conference

Blogging suffers seriously when one is traveling so rapidly over such a large span of Europe. A month ago, I was in Moscow, Russia; then, I spent less than a week in Riga, Latvia; six days in Rome, Italy, and four days in Florence, Italy. Now, I’ve been in Paris, France, for almost two weeks. Much of this French time has been spent chilling out in the hostel, sleeping, reading, eating and preparing for the workshop I’ll lead about the annoying side of these inner gifts. Between October 19-22, I’ll attend and teach in INTERVOICE 2016, the 8th World Congress of the International Hearing Voices Network.

Because I’ve never met my counterparts, I have no idea what to expect from this important conference and simply look forward to learning more about this Inner Gift that some humans beings have in their heads. Other fellow Experiencers will have Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Mental Telepathy, Healing Abilities, Premonitions, knowings, Dreams, and  different metaphysical talents. Some participants do not exhibit such misunderstood qualities, but represent the Medical and Counselling professions which are beginning to show an interest in learning just what, exactly, is going on within us; because we’re,  obviously, not crazy, as we have usually been accused of.

It’s certainly about time! I wonder how many others have been diagnosed as Schizophrenic and sentenced to a lifelong dosage of powerful drugs to “avoid being crazy all our lives”? Surely, those of us “still standing” refused, as I did, to follow that ridiculous advice, and have preserved our abilities. As a Voice Hearer since 1980, I will do all I can to bring us out of those Dark Ages of the medical profession. Perhaps, we can all learn to appreciate what’s going on which allows the human psyche to access these fascinating other dimensions.

During such beautiful Fall days in the famous city of Paris, I’m learning how it feels to be Parisian, before it gets too cold. However, in late October, I’ll take the train to Barcelona, Spain, and follow the sun. I also plan to check out Palma de Mallorca, an island just off the Spanish Coast. I have become curious about Ostrich Farming and will visit a farm raising ostriches for their meat, feathers and leather; in order to investigate, just for my own extra knowledge, pretty photos and original talking points that I might gain. Plus, I’ll have a taste of healthy, low cholesterol, fat-free, red ostrich meat. And perhaps, some of those gigantic eggs. I would have expected this of Africa, but not Spain; though Texas has a huge and central ostrich farm, believe it or not! How many of us have any knowledge, whatsoever, about ostriches? Chance of a lifetime!

I don’t know whether my invitation to visit the Olympic Village in Sochi, Russia, is still on because I haven’t heard anything further, but I hope so. It’s right on the way to Israel, where I hope to spend a few months renting an apartment and acting like a local, escaping the cold winter, elsewhere. Hopefully, I’ll get, not only my body, but my camera, recharged in this lovely environment and start photo-journaling again.

So this next week is surely one of Inside/Out Exploration for me! May these very-different Dimensions collide ever more frequently!

About Linda J. Brown

Linda is a solo around the world traveler, having slowly explored the world's two hemispheres. A third trip around the equator has just begun, planned to last at least four years. After living for a year in the spiritual and beautiful town of Santa Fe, New Mexico, she has transferred to the beautiful and spiritual town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Feeling honored that the mysterious Hurricane Patricia paid her a call during her first week; she is none-the-less, eternally-grateful that this "worst hurricane in human history" decided to leave the planet alone, after all.
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