Me: What were you here to teach?
Audrey: Strength. I could really sum it up to that one word.
Me: The strength of the individual to change the world?
Audrey: Yes, especially a woman.
Me: Yes, good. And you had so much strength.
Me: Can you tell us about a past life that most influenced your last one?
(Long pause as she talks to Jamie)
Audrey: I was a boy in Ireland. It was during the years of the Great Starvation.
Jamie: I vaguely remember this from history, but like they didn’t have anything to eat.
Me: Oh, yeah, like the potato famine? I can’t remember if that was in the early 1900s, but that’s okay. It’s not a history book, thank god!
Audrey: I was a little boy; I didn’t live long. I maybe lasted to be 1 or 12. I don’t remember. You stop counting. You stop having birthdays. You just, on many occasions, ate dirt—
Me: Oh gosh.
Audrey: —because you wanted something in your belly. You wanted food, and being young, you were the product of what the political society was trying to teach the adults.
Me: Can you elaborate?
Audrey: The adults were so beside themselves with the blight, that they were often away trying to find food, trying to create. The children were often left behind, a bit helpless.
Audrey: And a lot of us were abandoned by our parents.
Me: Aw. I guess because they couldn’t feed you.
Audrey: Right. And this could have been easily resolved by getting help from other nations; it was very long and tedious, and through that, I gave up. I remember not wanting to live; I remember stopping eating altogether. I didn’t want it any more.
Me (sadly): Yeah.
Audrey: And it was that act of giving up that encouraged me, as Audrey in the life we’re now discussing, to fight for my own nutritional rights and to fight for—
Jamie: Oh, I get it now!
Audrey: —all the other children’s rights as well.
Me: Yes, and to fight for other countries to pull together, because the other nations didn’t help Ireland. You did that, Audrey. You really pulled charitable support from different nations all over the world and encouraged them to respond to that calling. So yes, that was a very influential life for you.
Me: So, what was your proudest accomplishment? This is probably an easy question for you.
Audrey: I had many external proud moments—being nominated for awards, winning awards, recognition, marriage, children. But privately, my proudest accomplishment—
Jamie (giggling): She’s talking about her last marriage. So she was married more than once!
Audrey: My last husband—
(Pause as Jamie asks for clarification)
Jamie: She considered him a husband. It was the last person that she was with.
Audrey: I had finally met someone with whom I was completely honest without holding back.
Me: I vaguely recall that.
Audrey: It took me long enough in m life to find someone—
Me: Who you could open your heart to?
Audrey: Yes. We were married in our hearts, not formally, because we didn’t need to be.
Me: So after you crossed over and looked at your accomplishments from the perspective of the spiritual realm, which were you proudest of?
Audrey: I hold fast to that one.
Me: Okay, good.
Audrey: It was a personal achievement that I never thought I would find.
Me: Aw. Now, given your powerful perspective in the afterlife, do you have any messages or advice for humanity? Do you have anything else you’d like to share with the world?
Jamie: She fixes her hair; she’s thinking. Erik asked her what she was doing, and she told him she was trying to put it into one sentence.
Audrey: What I would preach is that emotions from anyone—
Jamie (laughing): Erik’s interrupting!
Me (giggling): Of course!
Jamie: He was inquiring if that meant from animals as well!
Jamie: And she agrees that the emotional value from any living being— and she thanked Erik for helping her clarify that—visually may not appear to be much, but it IS what makes the largest impact in our life, and it IS what makes people change overnight.
Me: Oh, yeah. Well said.
Audrey: I beg that every human being cherish the personal strength of their own emotions.
Me: Yeah. What wonderful words. Erik, do you have anything else you’d like to ask Ms. Audrey?
Erik: No. I’ll walk her back.
Me: Okay. Thank you so much, Ms. Hepburn. I’m hoping your words here will continue to have a positive impact on the world.
Me: Ah oh. What’s he doing now?
Jamie: He was doing that—oh darn, what was that musical. Um, Eliza Doolittle.
Me: Oh, My Fair Lady!
Jamie mimics Eliza Doolittle saying, “The rine in Spin falls minly on the pline.” (The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.) He just blurted it out to her!
Jamie (laughing): It was so funny. It just came out of nowhere! Ay, the rine in spine! And she just laughs!
Me: Oh, Erik, you’re so funny. Jamie, what are we going to do with him?
Jamie (laughing harder): I don’t know!
Erik: That was a complement to her. I was proving that I knew who she was!
Me: There we go! I love that movie; I remember watching it together! Well, thank you so much, Ms. Hepburn. It’s been an honor.
Audrey: Thank you so much.
Jamie (giggling): She does this little curtsey.
Me: Aw. I can just see that.