About two months ago, a devoted Heavenreader, Adam Cole, suggested that I write to celebrities and get endorsements that would blaze Heavenletters into the limelight, and, so, Adam planted a seed.
You may remember that about nine years ago, I wrote to about thirty well-known people in the world, primarily authors, including Shirley Maclaine, movie star, who had written Out on a Limb, a book of her spiritual discovery.
Almost all the people I wrote to -- mostly through their assistants -- wrote back and said nice things. A well-known rabbi even asked a personal questions of God, but no one wanted to go on record. In the rabbi's particular situation, I understood how he couldn't come out for something that was not in his chosen field. In any case, nothing came of all the letters I sent.
My motive in writing to those well-known people was to get an endorsement. Nothing wrong with that, yet it would seem that when I do something from a utilitarian gain, it doesn't seem to work.
Soon after that mailing out flurry, I was reading Peace, Love, & Healing by Bernie Siegel, M.D., and his book raised some real questions in my heart, and I wrote to Bernie sincerely. He responded, asked me some tough questions, subscribed to Heavenletters, sponsored the Heaven CD, and has been a great friend to Heavenletters and to me personally ever since.
It took nine years more before it dawned on me to write to someone else from the depths of my heart. I also wanted something from this person whose books I have read and admired deeply. Why I didn't think to do this years ago, I don't know. I must have been asleep.
The letter I wrote is too long to include with this introduction. Tomorrow, I will post the letter I wrote and sent and have not heard back from.
But that's okay, it was a good thing to do, and I'm glad I did it.