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Barbara J. Binkley's Autobiography (submitted 5/11/06)

My dad once wrote to me:

"Because of poor communication and my remote base of operation, I did not know of your birth until I got the Chinese telegram that I gave you which was delivered several weeks after you were born. My purpose was, however, dedicated and the plane "Jeanne's Baby" was busy fighting a war."

That was World War II and my dad was a captain in the Flying Tigers of the Army Air Corps. My mother's name is Jeanne and he named his plane for me as "Jeanne's Baby" because he didn't know my sex.

So I had a lot to live up to.

My dearest wish was granted when the New York Associated Press distributed an article I wrote for "The Reading Eagle" on the now famous American-born tenor Neil Shicoff to newspapers all over the U.S.

My next shot at fame came from Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, the well-known author who is often seen on PBS. Dr. Dyer published an excerpt from a letter I wrote to him in his book "There's A Spiritual Solution To Every Problem."

I had experienced a spontaneous healing of my left arm while reading the book "A Promise Is A Promise," which he wrote with Marcelene Dyer. The book is the story of Kaye O'Bara and her care of her daughter, Edwarda, who is in a diabetic coma since 1970.

Today my spirituality and focus is on Devotional Nonduality as taught by David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., a noted psychiatrist and spiritual teacher. His book "Power Vs. Force" received favorable comments from Mother Teresa, Sam Walton and Lee Iacocca.

Recently my attention was captured by a plaque I saw in a mall which is a motto for me: "Destined for greatness but I'm pacing myself."

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