From the book introduction: Journey to the Heart of the Maker
I think this body would be dead by now had I not joined the caravan back Home. Well, perhaps I am dead, in a way. In fact, when a lot of extracurricular events happened at the time of 9/11, I assumed that the precognizant vision, vivid voyaging, lucid dream experiences of falling, informing others we were dead – I assumed these reflected my connection to the event through having worked at Windows on the World on top of World Trade Center Tower 2. But I was informed by an impeccable authority – E.J. Gold – that in fact I was among the missing. Even with all my bewildering past, this would seem impossible to believe were it not for direct experience with parallel world personae I’ve had. All of this to say I am very much indebted to that Agency that has shown me the great mercy of expanding my perceptual capability beyond the confines my conditioning would have me stay in, and the compassion to lead me to where I might be given some explanation. For whatever reason, it seems I was pre-destined to have a life that pushed out beyond the box in which it was given conception. Lots of unpleasantness, but the rewards are literally out of this world.
A Review of Kelly Rivera’s 2011 Gateways Book Journey to the Heart of the Maker
Written 2012 January 12-13 by Bill Albin
Upon first reading the opening lines and chapters in Journey to the Heart of the Maker, a joyous desire to inform as many friends and strangers of Kelly Rivera’s autobiographical work of . . . Finer-Objective-Greater art welled up and flowed through my thoughts. A fresh intentionality — personally expressed, Being and most graciously based on sacrificing something; specifically directed something(s) [in payment] daily/everyday . . . epiphanistically occurred. Kelly pays tribute through multiple life snapshot offerings…. Then, midway – Topic Five, Chief Feature, sealed the notion within me. Her life experiences most certainly would not be well-interpreted by a number of friends and strangers in my acquaintance. Nonetheless, the many superb exercises indicated, i.e., dealing with fear (especially pages 127-8), the one of many reductionist insights: “We awaken by removing obstacles to the waking state rather than imposing Will in the ordinary sense of the word.” (top of page 140), extremely insightful notions concerning sacrifice, reversing the pump, true discernment (bottom page 149), enlightening/renewed contact with diet and Alchemical Gold essential oils (Topic 9 in its entirety) and, of course, Sacred Acting/Objective Theater with the many wonder-filled, succinctly brilliant stories around “Creation Story Verbatim” (the play).
It’s in the crossovers, the daily mundane – our ordinary responses and habits – engaging the wondrous (of the same-yet-more-so Reality) . . . these facing and releasing fear transforming stories, accessing the Guide(s), and opening conscience to the gracious notion of helping at the greatest possible level that Kelly’s writing shines. I most highly commend and deeply thank GKR for putting in-print her version of How I Did It (or rather, How I Am Doing It). I do insist on suggesting the next edition must have her breathtaking / breath enlivening painting illustrations be in high-quality color (they appear here as black and white graphics).
As I write this, t’is winter and the hibernation tendencies are strong. Kelly’s read is the fire to my posterior that’s given rise to clearing, deep cleaning and a much fuller engaging of my own Journey to the Heart of the Maker.