I've been reading what's been posted here and materials from Roberta. I agree that everyone has their own journey in life. Because of the influence that reading can have on the mind, I like to validate subjective experience with more objective observation. I find that it keeps some things in track. Until I get that objective validation I keep in mind that ideas are likely incorrect as far as finding some level of truth which applies to more than just the subject alone. I am trying to learn. I'm close to done with the first book. Not very far. I admit I got sidetracked with the afterlife 101 site posted in another thread, which prompted some of the latest questions, and also busy with general holiday preparations. I'd usually be further by now. I also like to follow up on the studies and research referenced in the book to understand how they were structured, etc, to know how valid the information provided could be. I am reading when I can.