I’ve mentioned my obsession with Pompeii previously at Wisdom and Life. A few days ago on Sunday, July 14, a G+ friend, Tina Gray tagged me. She mentioned a song by Bastille called Pompeii and it got me thinking about the city that was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius.
I’ve been obsessed with that city since I was in middle school. Many of my friends know of my compulsion; and a few who have had the opportunity to travel to Pompeii have brought back something for me. One of the things I treasure most is a few strands of rosemary from inside the walls of Pompeii. My friend, Eric’s Mom brought it back for me. Quite surprising as I never mentioned Pompeii to Eric or his Mom. When I asked how both of them knew, they smiled and said:
Madison is a small town.
Apparently nothing stays secret long in a small community. It’s like I’ve joked about repeatedly:
I wouldn’t make a criminal in my hometown. I’m just too well known.
The lyric that deeply resonates with me in Pompeii is:
If you close your eyes does it almost feel like you’ve been here before.
I imagine that’s what intrigued Tina Gray and why she shared the video with me. In her share with me she wrote:
Hi Chris, When I read your latest dream interpretation and your Pompeii obsession I automatically thought of this song which is performed by a great set of musicians which I have a bit of an obsession with…so, I am sharing this song just with you just because..its what you and I do. Enjoy
I always enjoy when someone comments on a column I’ve written at one of my two blogs because it is really the only way I have of knowing when a particular person has read something I’ve written and shared. Google+ has been amazing that way. It’s been the only social network I’ve been on where I get that kind of engagement with my readers. More readers have engaged with me on Google+ than any other network I’ve been on.
Back to that lyric:
I’ve often wondered about Pompeii and whether I was REALLY there in a past life. You know how I feel about past lives, that I sincerely believe I’ve been incarnated before and will be again. If I close my eyes, does IT FEEL like I’ve been there before? I don’t know whether I can truly answer that. I can only say that I have the Pompeii obsession. One of the attributes, they say of a past life, is having a compulsion for a particular place. I have it in spades for Pompeii.
You can ask any of my friends.
You can ask any of my family.
Do you have a compulsion for a particular place?
Do you have a compulsion for a particular time?
Could it be a past life attempting to make contact?
You’ll never know unless you start seeking answers.
Have you ever considered a past life regression? A good friend of mine, TJ went through a regression and found it completely utterly fascinating.
Are you strong enough to attempt it?
Be Happy! Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.