Hi I am Carolyn E. and Osiris stands for “openly seeking inquisitive reverent immortal souls.” I chose that acronym because I thought it would be fun with all the trouble Isis (as in the Islamic State) is causing the world today to use the name of Isis’ (as in the ancient Egyptian Goddess) husband Osiris to show my own desire to stop such radical religious violence not only on the battlefield but more importantly in the mind, the psyche, if you will.
I am a single mom with three adult children and eight cats (all strays or progeny of strays that I adopted.) My oldest son is severely autistic (all of us have a little autism it seems). He, however, requires care 24/7/365. I would not allow him to be institutionalized, so I have become a bit of a hermit, taking care of him. It suits me well.
You should read my blog if you are interested in weird stuff, spirituality most of all. When I was young, and talked about seeing or talking to ghosts, it was a certainty that any sane person would insist “there’s no such thing as ghosts,” and that was the end of it. Fortunately the world has changed since then and I have actually found a few who want to know more about my insights.
But more important to me are the dead, who keep asking me to talk for them. As I mentioned on my about page, I even had a dream where God took me to task for not doing my job. (Oh and you should have heard him laugh when I tried to say I couldn’t do the job because it’s against my religion to tell people what to believe.)
“So fine,” I told him. “I’ll try again.” Which I did and failed, and again and failed, and again, etc, etc. Until finally, I knew I had no choice but to step past my personal fears, lay the whole thing out and hope that the worst that can happen is a lot of people will get a good laugh out of this.
This isn’t the world of “One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest,” anymore. And it’s not as if I ever did anything to hurt myself or others as a result of it, I never would. If anything, this is the stuff that gives me the strength to work towards, and believe in, a better future.
That belief, the one that says we, each and every person alive, has the power to make this a better world, through even the smallest acts of kindness and mindfulness, that is what I’d like to share. To inspire others to feel that kind of strength of faith, that would be success for me.
Thank you for this opportunity.