Born in 2003, the spirit of CJ Martin planned to exit soon after his second birthday but didn’t want his crossing to be that of just another two-year old boy. At the spirit level, he had a much bigger intent in his Life Plan, in conjunction with the spirit incarnating as his mother, whose Life Plan dovetailed with that of her son.
On Sunday, November 6, 2005, the 200-mph winds of an F3 tornado tore through southwest Indiana leaving a path of destruction 400 yards wide and about 11 miles long, and leveled many small communities in southern Evansville. In the end, it would leave 25 fatalities, making it the deadliest 2005 U.S. tornado.
At 1:45 a.m., it crossed the Ohio River, taking a direct hit on the 73-year old Ellis Park racetrack. The facility was severely damaged and several racehorses met their demise. The track suffered heavy damage; 11 of its 38 barns were destroyed and another 11 were damaged.
The tornado traveled to the northeast causing extensive damage to parts of Evansville, Newburgh, and Boonville. Tornado sirens had been sounding for about 30 minutes before the tornado hit, but at 2 a.m., few people were alerted, and the local NOAA transmitter was experiencing technical difficulties at the time, causing some weather radios to not sound an alarm.
For safety, little CJ Martin was staying with his grandmother and great-grandmother, and all three crossed over when their home was destroyed. Ironically, CJ’s home was not damaged, but Kathryn Martin, CJ’s mother, was obviously devastated by her young son’s crossing. She also noticed that in the days following a disaster, the parents of the community’s children had their hands full of talking to FEMA reps, insurance adjusters, etc., and had little time for their kids, who were often left for hours to amuse themselves.
When a 2006 tornado struck the community of Otwell, Indiana, Kathryn loaded coloring books, crayons, and juice boxes in her car, then drove to Otwell with a friend, and offered parents who had been impacted by the tornado the opportunity to grab a break by watching their children for a while. That allowed the parents to do whatever they needed to get their households back on the road to recovery.
What Kathryn did there was the beginning of her vision for CJ’s Bus. She acquired an old school bus, named it CJ’s Bus and converted it into a mobile rec. center, ready to be deployed to any devastated community. So many people got behind the idea, obviously with energy from the Other Side that CJ’s Bus has evolved into a $150,000 custom vehicle, manned by six childcare professionals. The fold-out sides protect a huge play area for dozens of kids.
In 1994, Nicholas Green, a young boy on vacation with his family, crossed over when Italian bandits ‘randomly’ opened fire on the car his family drove while touring Italy. The Life Plans of Nicholas and his parents intersected to use Nicholas’ exit point to make a public statement. The parents offered Nicholas’ organs for transplant, and the resulting publicity revitalized Italy’s languishing organ donation movement, saving thousands of lives. The big point was that the American parents offered the organs to help Italian children.
The Greens formed the Nicholas Green Foundation, which every year, offers a grant to an Italian doctor to learn the latest organ transplantation techniques in the US.
“Donations go up every year,” says Maggie Green, “but the waiting lists grow longer and longer.” Meanwhile the Greens have made and sold more than 4,000 videos promoting organ donations round the world. They plough all profits from their book, speeches, donations and film rights into the Nicholas Green Foundation.
Thanks to the so-called ‘Nicholas Effect,’ organ donations in Italy have nearly tripled. And recently the Italian Parliament passed a ‘law of presumed consent.’ Adults who don't specifically say they are against donating their organs are presumed to consent to them being donated.
“It never fails to amaze me that a small, seven-year-old boy has touched and changed so many lives,” Reg Green says. “Nicholas would have been so very proud.”
Of course, reading this on the Soul Plane, you can visit Nicholas yourself, who will be keeping himself very busy working with the cause he initiated.
You can choose to not just let a loved one’s Life Light go out like a spent firework when they return to the Soul Plane. You can leverage the means of their crossing into a huge impact that makes for a real difference down here on Earth. Of course, you must coordinate your Life Plan with the Life Plan of the one who left, so you can take up the cause in your loved one’s name. Others have done it; witness the stories of Megan Kanka and Amber Hagerman, both of whom made their crossing count for major improvement down here.
Megan's Law requires law enforcement authorities to make information available to the public regarding the identity and whereabouts of registered sex offenders. The basic information includes the offender's name, picture, address, incarceration date, and nature of crime. Aimed primarily at stopping the abuse of children by pedophiles, Megan’ Law was passed in 1995, following the 1994 rape and murder of seven-year-old Megan Kanka by a convicted child molester who, unknown to her family, lived across the street from them.
Amber Hagerman was a 9-year-old child who was abducted and crossed over in Arlington, Texas in 1996. AMBER officially stands for ‘America's Missing: Broadcasting Emergency Response’ but was originally named in honor of little Amber.
Even if you don’t act on this, at least know of these magnificent ventures that flowed from the means of crossing of these four brave children.