Conspiracy Theories Still Surround These Legendary Deaths.
How did Marilyn Monroe die? Was Justice Antonin Scalia’s death really from natural causes? How nice of the victims to show up to clarify.
Not every famous person’s death is cut and dried—sometimes questions linger. Take Marilyn Monroe, for example. Some believe her death was related to her relationships with President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy, perhaps the work of the FBI or another government agency to protect any scandal surrounding the presidency, or because she knew too much. Some believe she was killed by the Mafia to hurt the Kennedys, or it was simply the fault of the doctors who routinely supplied her with too many prescription pills. While experts failed to dig into the real cause, her death was ruled an apparent suicide. Many of us still have doubts.
Although most of the doubters have a theory, what is so fascinating about my work is doubt fades when the iconic soul, him or herself, come to me share what really happened. I’m always surprised by these legends who do decide to speak up from the “other side” and I’m often shocked by what they have to say. Remember, I just sit back and write while they say whatever it is they want to say.
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Let’s start first with Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), undoubtedly the most popular sex symbol of the 1950’s and 1960’s. This was her message; it was sweet and sad.
“Dear Sandy. Can I be your friend? In my life on earth, I really needed true friends, but I was very insecure. As sexy and pretty as people believed I was, I just wanted people to see past all that and see me. Isn’t that what everyone wants?
“Yet, my life was huge—but very superficial. That’s all anyone wanted of me, the superficial—so I gave it to them, just to be loved. Real love, however, is what you are trying to teach, and I applaud you for that.
“I know we could have been dear friends because you always love people—you see their souls first and worry about everything else after. I hope people listen. I also hope people believe that connecting at the soul level is the most glorious gift of all and now that I’m here, it’s the only way I can connect! That’s good.
“Please, Sandy, encourage people to open their hearts to us, to what we might be trying to say to them—or even to an individual in our life who was important in some way. We’d love to reach out but it’s generally a very futile exercise. Maybe you can help change that.
“I did not commit suicide although I was depressed often in my life. I couldn’t see a long future for me aging—given how my life was structured. Hard to build a skyscraper on a sandy beach. But, still, I would never have intentionally done myself in.
“I guess it (my death) was a gift, anyway. People mourned me, people missed me, and I died young and beautiful. What a tragic way to sum up someone’s life. All I ever wanted was soul-based love. I thought I had it a couple times, but my insecurity got in the way.
“Lesson for young women: beauty is fleeting. If you base your self-esteem on that, you’ll have a dreadful and lonely life—even if surrounded by men. Cultivate other gifts—be smart, be interesting, be funny. So many talents attract others. You’ll find lasting friendships with people who might even look deeper and touch your soul.”
No concrete villain was ever revealed in the case of Marilyn Monroe. So, maybe it was just an accidental overdose, like happens with so many celebrities who are given limitless prescriptions. At least, we can now rule out suicide. It was just a shame that medical professionals rushed to judgment with the suicide claim.
Justice Antonin Scalia’s (1936-2016) sudden death was a total shock at age 79. He was away on a hunting trip. His was another passing not without controversy. Scalia, as a Supreme Court Justice, you might remember, was an originalist and textualist in his interpretation of the law and a devout Catholic. He was not one to change the meaning of the Constitution at will.
When he died so abruptly, it opened the door for President Obama to have an unprecedented opportunity to shift the balance of power in the Supreme Court during his final year in office. After Scalia’s death, Obama pledged “to fulfill my constitutional responsibility to nominate a successor in due time.” Theorists who have any chance to throw politics in the mix, will, of course. It’s better to just let Scalia speak.
“Aha – I’ve reached a sympathetic spirit! You never thought my passing was as simple as it was made out to be, did you? Well, it wasn’t.
“Politics is nasty and complicated and even though it has no place on the High Court, it now seems to—in recent decades. How sad, since there is nothing more beautiful than the rule of law. A clearly defined parameter by which we have extraordinary flexibility to live creative and productive lives. But without those clearly defined guideposts—our society falls into chaos, lawlessness, and endless violence. With no accountability for one’s actions, people continue to push and push the barriers to civility until it ceases to exist.
“I believe I left a mark. I truly tried to be an example for others to follow and I loved the law with all my heart.
“My life here is Divine in its truest sense and I suppose there is a universal fact that should bind mankind into some common sense.
“Why risk all of this, for more money or the good graces of evil that has permeated earth? One lifetime is like a few seconds from one’s eternal life. Bliss—or pain forever, for one meaningless act in the scheme of things!
“Those who did this to me have done this to so many others, and for what? One lone voice on a court that now is so unpredictable and politicized. A foolish move.
“Law is not only beautiful but Universal principals are beautiful, too. Eventually accountability will [win] out.
“Sandy, you are also quietly admired [there] but enthusiastically admired from here. With eternal love, Antonin”
Although these days, I delete most of the platitudes that come from the voices singing praises to me because I simply give them the opportunity to publicly share and serve humanity again. This time I didn’t delete the open or close of what Justice Scalia said.
Sorry, but even I welcome a little appreciation from time-to-time. (smile) Don’t we all?