He's out there: Barry Eaton
After my lecture at the University of Southern Queensland four days ago, I had five days to burn before my next lecture at the University of the Sunshine Coast (tomorrow). So I decided to head south from Brisbane to spend a few days in Byron Bay, in northern New South Wales. I did so purely on the basis of intuition, and I had no idea what would happen when I got here (I'm in BB right now). Much to my delight, after arriving in BB, I discovered that Australia's major writer's gathering is coinciding with my visit. I have to say that it has been just fantastic to be able to be present here to listen to so many wonderful talks by some of Australia's best writer's, many of whom have a spiirtual perspective on life.
I attended quite a few talks yesterday and today. I wanted to buy so many books, but have been faced with the physical reality that I have a very loaded suit case, and just not enough space to add them to my luggage. Amongst numerous wonderful volumes on sale, I decided to buy just one book: Afterlife by veteran Australian broadcaster Barry Eaton. Barry Eaton is a very well known media figure in Australia, and I grew up watching and listening to him. Later in life Barry had a spiritual transformation, and actually became a practicing clairvoyant. I saw him speak yesterday in a panel with two other writers. It was on the basis of seeing him that I bought his book.
We walk on paths that are always turning, and the way those paths converge is often wonderful and seemingly inexplicable. When the paths cross in ways that seem highly coincidental, there is a name for it; synchronicity.
Today I was walking past one of the many huge tents at the writer's festival, and decided to drop in for the talk that was proceeding. I honestly had no idea who was talking (there were five or six talks happening at any given time). I stood beside the tent and began to listen to the speakers. There were too many people there for me to actually get in, as all the seats were taken. So I just stood there and listened to the talk, not paying much attention to who was sitting near me. A few minutes later the woman beside me stood up and left, and I was tempted to take the seat. However I saw that there were a few elderly people standing near me, so I let an older women take the seat. But there was someting else I sure noticed as soon as the woman got up. When she vacated the seat, I was able to see that the person sitting two seats away from me was none other than Barry Eaton himself! To cut a long story short, after the talk I made a point to talk to Barry. I found him to be an extremely friendly and humble person. It is great to meet people like Barry who have been part of the mainstream media machine, but who are open to the voice of Spirit.
Barry told me that he now has an online radio programme, Radio Out There. Barry interviews extraordinary people doing extraordinary things in the world, especially those involved in the spiritual evolution of humanity. If you are interested in human spiirtual development, then I highly recommend Barry's show.
Those life paths keep on turning. Who knows where the path will take us next.