The roads are many to the celestial fields of paradise where and bliss dwell. All souls make this long journey, meeting the grand foe of fear who diverts their attention here and there knowing that it can only delay the journey every soul is destined to complete.

All travel the road of mediocrity; some for days or months; others for years or lifetimes. The detours of this road are many; each mile leading to thicker more obscure roads which further alienate the self from the self. This road leads to no destination. It only wears down the body and soul. All travels on this crooked path eventually sink into oblivion and apathetic despair. Breathing its thick heavy air reduces the traveler’s spirit to a state of total lethargy, causing it to collapse in feeble exhaustion. Death finally embraces such souls, yet she can offer no consolation for even she must hand over each soul to the universe whence it was born. After a temporary repose and counsel with the Great Ones, all souls return to the earth for further purification.

The soul journey can be delayed but never avoided. The only escape from pain and sorrow is to awaken from lethargy and to move forward. All who call out to Hope will be guided by her. She will lead them past mediocrity’s rocky hills and gloomy valleys to the roads of struggle and yearning.

The path of yearning is fraught with falling boulders and stones which shake the heart, and falling trees and branches that tear at the mind and emotions. Yet while on this road the traveler is never mindful of the journey’s goal-the celestial fields of paradise where sight is vaguely beheld in dreams, reverie and meditation.

Falling obstacles on this road can never completely block their vision because Hope transmits guidance from their own hearts via wind currents of love. Yearning’s painful stings only enhance the desire to complete the soul journey. Doubt, despair, and sadness can fling their arrows but Love will diminish their pain. When the torrential storms of confusion and anger attempt to halt those crossing the bridge of struggle, the prayers of those who trust in something greater than themselves releases rays of sunshine to swallow up ominous clouds.

Fear can grip the traveler for a time but Love will release its strongest clutch. One by one valiant souls complete the journey to the celestial fields.
With each arrival Fear’s power dwindles and Hope’s strength increases, allowing her to penetrate the inner depths of callous hearts so Love can enter to dress their wounds and ease their pain.

The diminished suffering will renew their strength and these souls will soon be healed enough to recommence their journey. During slumbers they will dream of the celestial fields of paradise. Armed with faith and courage they will journey until they arrive home.

Author's Bio: 

Michael Dennis (513) 281-5696 - author Halfway to Heaven, Dawn's Kiss, a collection of nearly love 200 poems that explores the many faces and facets of Love, and Morning Coffee With God, coming out from Ozark Mountain Publishing in early 2010. Cincinnati, OH. Profile: Psychic, Spiritual Medium, Author as seen on Fox, CBS, Jerry Springer, heard on MOJO, MIX, Q-102 radio in Cincinnati, Michael Dennis offers a variety of Psychic Readings to meet your needs. He offers In-Person, Telephone and Email Readings. To order his books or to book a Psychic Reading please contact him directly. Please visit his website at for more information or email him at