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Interview with Just Plain Bill, Author of Here, There, and Everywhere

May, 2019

Bill Holtry a.k.a. Just Plain Bill is the author of Here, There, and Everywhere: A Clarification of Reality. Not only did I get the chance to review the book, but I also interviewed Just Plain Bill. At the end of the interview, Just Plain Bill shared his website with us. Make sure to check it out. From the website you can learn more about Just Plain Bill and purchase your copy of Here, There, and Everywhere. Don’t forget to check out my review of Here, There and Everywhere in this issue of PaganPagesOrg.

Deanna (D) – First, let me start by saying Here, There, and Everywhere is one of my favorite books now. The content of the book had me thinking throughout it. I had to stop a few times and think about what I had just read. All in all, it made so much sense with what I’ve always wondered throughout my life. I’ve read Here, There, and Everywhere a couple times now and I always learn something new with each reading.

I want to take a minute and thank you for allowing me to interview you.

Just Plain Bill (JPB) – Thanks so much for honoring me with your request. I look forward to our conversation.

D – In Here, There, and Everywhere, the reader gets a glimpse into the Everywhere. How old were you when you first got to see the Everywhere?

JPB – Little did I know that I was being prepared for this experience my entire life. Unfortunately, it took me 68 years to understand my gift. And it is a gift.

The “back story” occurred during my first visit to Lilydale Chapel in New York where I visited “the Stump”, a place of reverence and peace. My wife, Susan, felt inclined to hold back and take pictures while I walked to the Stump. When we returned home and downloaded the pictures, there were several orbs around me. After speaking to a friend who understood these things, I started automatic writing which opened my eyes to the clarification of reality.

D – Are there any special preparations that must be done before you visit the Everywhere?

JPB – I have a routine. At about 5AM, I make coffee, open my laptop and with an empty mind, I accept what comes. I take a deep breath and place my hands on the keyboard and open the portal in my mind. It’s like putting blinders on and I envision where I am. I immediately begin by typing what I “see” and then about an hour later, I have finished what has come to me. Frankly, I have no idea what I have just written. Without reading, I stop and let my head “clear” and then Susan reads it. For some reason, she usually awakens about the time I finish. This is an amazing experience. I am not in a trance, but I must say my focus is strongly driven by my desire to type whatever comes through me to my keyboard.

D – In the beginning of Here, There, and Everywhere you mention automatic writing. Can you explain what it is and how it’s practiced?

JPB – There are different definitions for the term, automatic writing. It was described to me as writing from a meditative state with the writer being unaware of what is being written. I am merely the vehicle through which the information flows and I type the words.

I often use the term, “Just Delivering the Mail” because the words come to me as a result of this gift. I never know what the next sentence is until it’s completed.

D – With every visit you learn something new. Sometimes you have questions, while other times it seems that the Everywhere has a lesson waiting for you. How do you come up with the questions that you ask?

JPB – Although it seems like I have questions, they arise through the “conversations” that occur during my session. The questions just “occur”. I wish I could take credit, but I can’t.

D – Throughout the book, the reader can see that the Everywhere changes with each visit. Do you have a favorite setting in the Everywhere?

JPB – Probably my favorite setting is the original overlooking the valley with the brook. I am no different than anyone else who enjoys the feeling of going home. I have the understanding that my family tree comes from that valley but it’s just a feeling. I have never received any specific information to believe this. It’s just a feeling.

D – Besides heights, is there a setting you least enjoy?

JPB – Ironically, my entire family is afraid of heights. I am laughing as I write this. Any others? Well actually, if I am in a boat and someone tells me how deep the water is below me, I have the same feeling of height. It’s just the craziest thing and something I laugh at myself over this. But apparently, it transcends my “travels” too.

D – It seems you have met a wide variety of people that come from all different walks of life. Has there been anyone you would like to talk with but haven’t had the chance?

JPB – I never want to take advantage of my gift, so I visit with anyone who wishes to be there. I sense the visits are set up for me by someone or something else. I suspect my Pap is a project manager of sorts.

D – Are you able to request a visit with a certain spirit?

JPB – I have never requested to visit with anyone specifically. I feel and this is only my opinion, that a request from me would be unfair, given my gift. So, I respect who decides to visit with me. Every visit brings me lessons to learn. I sense I am just there to deliver information and lessons for all of us to learn from and to be better for it.

D – It seems like you meet a new spirit with every visit. Besides Pap, is there a spirit that visits more frequently?

JPB – I have had only one or two other visits from past friends who have moved on to return to the Everywhere. Believe me, every day is as much a surprise as it is a lesson. I am blessed to just deliver the mail.

D – What is a lesson you hope people learn when they finish reading Here, There and Everywhere?

JPB – Several who have read the book have said they feel peace and understanding about their reasons for being and for situations they find themselves in. There is so much common sense to the clarification of reality, it’s amazing to me why so many humans are struggling. But then, if they didn’t, maybe not as many lessons would be learned and after all, that’s why we are all here. To learn and return with lessons is a requirement of our journeys.

Here, There and Everywhere explains that some of us are here today to bring humans back to the understanding from which we came. We have strayed so far from the values of family, love, honor, trust and peace and must stop the pain or we will destroy the human race. I am but one of millions who has been assigned to get the Wave back on track.

D – If you could share one lesson from the Everywhere, what would it be?

JPB – Open your heart and let life teach you all it can. And spend each day enjoying family, love, honor trust and peace. After all, that’s all we bring and all we return to the Everywhere with. There is no real end to the journey.

D – Will there be a second book following Here, There, and Everywhere?

JPB – My first book has about 70,000 words of life, learning and visits. I have more than 700,000 words at this point and there is a lot to share about so many topics. I can only imagine what lies ahead!

Thank you so much for your interest and kindness. I can tell by your questions, you have a wonderful way about yourself. I wish you and your readers all the best and look forward to our next visit.

If I may share our website, it is www.here-there-everywhere.net

Thanks again. Keep smiling…

Just Plain Bill…Delivering the mail.

Looking into the Eye of the Dragon

March, 2017

 

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Look into the eye of the Dragon and despair.” – Merlin initiating Morgan la Fey in the film “Excalibur.”

A Druid of my acquaintance put this short dialogue into my hands. He refused absolutely to comment on it, but said I might do with it what I wished. So I am laying it before all of you:

A red-haired lady came to see me the other day. She said she had been having visions of angels, and she told me her visions in great detail. Among other things, she said that they control the weather.

She was a nice lady. I said that I did not doubt that she had had visions of angels. Then she said, “Then you accept my visions?” “I did not say that,” I said.

“Then you doubt my visions?” she said. “Nor that either,” I replied. “ I too have had visions, and so do other people. They do not always agree with each other. But they are all visions, sure enough.”

“Then you don’t think visions are real,” she said. “You don’t really believe in them.” And she stressed the word “really”.

“They are real enough,” I said. “All of this that we are seeing right now is a vision. We have learned how to agree about it, so it is a common vision. But it is a vision just the same, and not necessarily the last word on what is real.”

“Then what is real?” she asked, stressing the word “is”.

“A good question,” I said. “What is all this? If you look with that question in your heart long enough, you will see beyond vision, beyond these scenes of angels, or demons, or what-have-you. You will see what is here. We call that ‘looking into the eye of the dragon.’ But that is only a manner of speaking.”

“What happens then?” she asked.

“When once you look into the eye of the dragon,” I said, “things are never the same, because you are never the same. We say here that to look into the eye of the dragon is to lose the human form and become the dragon. In fact, everything becomes the dragon.”

“But how can everything become a dragon?” she asked, a little nervously perhaps.

“The dragon,” I corrected her. “Not a dragon. The dragon.”

“All right,” she said, a little testily. “the dragon. But how does everything become the dragon?”

“Everything becomes the dragon,” I said, “by virtue of already always having been the dragon.”

“I don’t believe it,” she said. “You tell me my angels aren’t real, and now you want me to accept a dragon – all right, the dragon – as real.”

“It doesn’t make the slightest difference whether you accept it or not,” I said.

“It’s an ugly thought, anyway, looking into the dragon’s eye and becoming the dragon. I’m going back to my angels.”

“That’s right,” I said, “why shouldn’t you? Stick with your angels as long as you can. There isn’t much advantage in seeing things as they are.”

She got up to go, then looked for a moment into my eyes and sat down again.

That was when I knew she’d been telling the truth about her visions.

“Is it – is it fearsome?” she asked.

“It is,” I said, “it is most terrifying. But not in the way you think.”

“How do you know what I’m thinking?”

“You’re thinking it might be dangerous, like a lion. It is not dangerous in that way at all. It can’t threaten you; it can only become you.”

She shivered and said, “I don’t want to become a dragon!”

“If only it were really a matter of becoming a dragon!” I said. “But unfortunately, calling it a dragon is only a way of flapping our gums, of having something to say. In reality, no one can say what it is. It’s here, that’s all.

Musings of a Massachusetts Witch

March, 2011

It Is Just An Illusion

Reality is an illusion. Do you agree? All that you see and experience here on earth are simply projections of what you want, believe or expect them to be. It is all perception and perception is subjective. What I deem as reality may or may not be yours. Our realities or perceptions are based on what we experience through our interactions with people we come in contact with, our environment and situations that we’ve had as we expanded on this plane of existence this time around.

There is no one absolute truth (though many religions will try and convince you as such). Many claim that their reality is The Way or The Truth. But that is just not so. You can change anything in your reality that you do not like. You can keep the things you most desire. There is no one absolute reality. Yes, I know. What about the world? How can we all be living in our own reality and still be living in the world? Well, there is one “generally accepted reality”; a reality that we all agree to but even that is an illusion. But even that reality is what we, as a group mind, have created and it, too, is malleable. Imagine if we could coordinate and come together with one goal or thought in mind. Do you realize that if we were able to accomplish that – we could in fact change the “generally accepted reality”? The challenge we face however is that not everyone has the same desire or goal. This is the reason that we experience the contrast that our current physical plane of existence offers us. Is this a “bad” or “good” thing? Well, again that is subjective. It is all in your personal perspective and understanding of what “bad” or “good” things are.

Once you understand that there is nothing certain that there is no one absolute truth then you have become empowered. It is at this point that you truly understand that anything … ANYTHING is possible and that you and only YOU are The Creator of your own life experience. You have infinite possibilities. There are no limits or boundaries to what you can experience in this lifetime. Isn’t that truly amazing?! What is it that you most desire to do in this lifetime? What is it that you have been told you will never be able to do? And why is it you believe them? I don’t believe them. I know that I can do whatever it is I desire most to do in my lifetime. I am the only one who places restrictions on myself. And those limitations are by my own choosing.

Skeptical? Let me share an example with you of how I created my own reality. I have two children from a previous marriage, a son and a daughter who are four years apart. After my divorce the children and I lived with my parents, the three of us sharing one bedroom, until I had saved enough money to move into a place of our own. Six months later I had enough money for the security deposit and first month’s rent for a small apartment closer to my job. The tenement was on third floor and had only two bedrooms so the children had to share a room. Our family grew to four when I remarried. Almost four years later we knew we had outgrown the apartment and began our search for a new place. Honestly, I didn’t want to live in another apartment no matter how many rooms it had. I wanted to rent a house; a house with three bedrooms and a backyard, somewhere in the city but in a nicer and quieter neighborhood. I was told that what I was searching for was going to be expensive. I was crazy to think I would find a place with rent for the amount I wanted to pay which was less than some of the three bedroom apartments that were available. Those words from other people didn’t discourage me. I believed that we would find that house. We gave our thirty-day notice without even having a place lined up. But was I concerned? Nope! I knew we would have a place by the end of June. Well, on the weekend of July fourth of 2008 we moved into our house. It was even nicer than I had anticipated.

Regardless of what other people believe and what they think is impossible, I’m here to tell you that you can create your reality. You can have, be and do whatever it is you most desire. You ARE the creator of your life experience. So start deliberately creating!