Friday, December 09, 2011
Saturday, December 03, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
This is my friend Ross's powerful synchronicity - in his own words:
Tribe of the Four Winds:
Ever since I was in outdoor drama back in 1982, I have regarded the arrowhead as a good luck piece. I have a keychain with a fob in the shape of an arrowhead which I have used for close to 30 years. The morning I bought a car after years of riding a bicycle, I found an arrowhead in a field where I was working. I have worn an arrowhead pendant on a necklace for years
Within the past two years, I have become more aware of my spirituality, and my interest in all things metaphysical has grown. In a dream, I was told by one of my spirit guides that I needed to start praying again, and my guide gave me a prayer to use, “As the Eagle spreads its wings to protect its nest from the storm, so protect this house from evil.” I was to say this prayer using the pendant around my neck. In my dream, the pendant was silver and in the shape of an eagle, and it was inlaid with turquoise chips. So the next day I started searching online for an eagle pendant with inlaid turquoise.
After much searching, I found an eagle motif with inlaid turquoise chips, and as an extra bonus, it was in the shape of an arrowhead!
So I bought it! [I have since learned, too, that my Power Animal is the Goose, and a representation of the Goose is the Arrowhead because geese fly in chevron patterns.]
When my best friend Michael saw it, he wanted one, too, but he wanted one with a wolf design. I remembered seeing one with a wolf design when I was searching for the eagle. So I bought him one with a wolf. He loved it!
Months later, one of Michael’s army buddies, Brian, came to Ohio for a visit, and he noticed our matching necklaces. He really liked them, but he wanted one with a bear. So I got online, and sure enough, there was one with a bear!
Michael paid for it and sent it to him, and Brian loved it.
Last summer, Michael and I took a trip to North Carolina to move his teenage daughter to Ohio. While down there, we met up with some of Michael’s other friends. One guy, Steve, really liked the arrowhead pendants, but he wanted one with a monkey (that’s a story for another time!). So the search was on for an arrowhead with a monkey on it.
Knowing that the chances of find one were very slim, I thought the best course of action was to take a generic arrowhead and have a jeweler fasten a monkey it. I remembered seeing a generic arrowhead that was similar to ours, so I bought it, and then found a pair of handmade silver monkeys from Peru that were shaped like the Nazca monkey.
So I bought them and took them to a jeweler, and even though the picture doesn’t do it justice, the result was fabulous!
I sent it to Steve, and he loved it!
Steve made the comment that he was now part of our Tribe. And I got thinking about it, and he was right. We had inadvertently started our own little tribe. I mused about this a while when suddenly I was struck with the realization that the first names of everyone in the Tribe had the same first names as me and my brothers! Obviously, we were meant to know each other!
So now came the hard part: coming up with a name for the Tribe. All kinds of crazy things came to mind, but nothing that rolled off the tongue well or evoked a profound image of what we were trying to represent. I asked my guides in meditation, and the only word that was given to me was “gift.” So all kinds of “gift” names came to mind. However, in the Native American culture, the number four brings with it the symbolism of the Medicine Wheel and the Four Directions which are sometimes referred to as the Four Winds. The Eagle represents the East; the Bear represents the West; although the Buffalo and Hummingbird typically represent the North, I figure the Wolf had to be North because that monkey is definitely South American!
After many days of pondering potential names, I was on an outing with my friends Tom and Lizzy, and Lizzy had me play a synchronicity game: walk into a library, pull a random book off the shelf, open it to a random page, and read a random sentence, and see if the sentence is relevant to something happening in my life right now. The book I pulled was called “The Four Winds.” The passage I read meant nothing to me; it was the title of the book itself that held relevance.
And that’s how we became the Tribe of the Four Winds.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Before I tell the story, I do need to say that I do not generally go to psychics anymore. Sometime last year, something clicked for me and I realized that I need to look internally rather than externally for answers. I am not against psychics, in fact I know there are some very good ones out there, but ultimately I believe the answers lie within.
Monday, October 03, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
- I like the overall premise of the show (that a character sees spirits) because I was very disappointed to see the end of Medium and Ghost Whisperer.
- Margo Martindale is one of my favorite character actresses
- Jennifer Ehle looks like a young Meryl Streep and has the appropriate presence of an angel
- The Shaman character makes a comparison of the ghost to a "tumor."
- The main character's 'bad' attitude is over-acted and over the top. He is suddenly a kind and gentle person around his ex which is so much of a contrast so as to be unrealistic.
- The general plot seems contrived.
- The previous television shows about spirits have different spirits in every episode. I can't see where this show is going.
- There is too much of his medical practice closeups on inner organs.
So last night at a party I had a past-life reading for the first time. I found it to be... interesting. I have been curious about my 'past lives' for as long as I remember but never had a reading before. This was a freebie, so it was quick. She told me that in the 1500s I had been a teenage boy training to be a Samurai in Japan. There were a lot more details to the reading, primarily around positive traits and attributes carried forward into this lifetime such as integrity, loyalty and pride.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
We (them women) were feeling sorry for them (our men), but then I realized that perhaps they have a different life lesson. Perhaps it is their lesson in this lifetime to go without signs or proof. Perhaps they are meant to navigate without a compass. And then it struck me...perhaps they are more evolved souls than we are? It has been said that God gives us the tools that we need to make our way in this world. Maybe my search for signs has stemmed from a lack of confidence. Maybe my search has been saying, "God, I don't feel strong enough to handle this world on my own, I need to know that you're there to hold my hand." In thinking about the compass metaphor, I started researching orienteering. Sure enough, it takes skill to read a map and a compass. But the truely advanced orienteers find their way without either. The Bushwalker's Guide to the Galaxy suggests that "someone who can navigate without them [Map and Compass] is less likely to feel stranded or lost." Wow. So, I guess this means that less reliance on "signs" and more reliance on inner self will better help us find our way.
Besides, it does not surprise me that these men don't want to stop and ask for directions.
As an aside, I found a really interesting article on another site about intention and our inner ability to navigate here.
Messages from Heaven
When our loved ones leave this world, our connection with them does not end. Death takes away their physical presence, but not their spirit, and we often sense them after they have gone. Sometimes we see or hear from them after they've passed, giving us signs and messages from beyond. We want to hear from you if you have experienced the other side or received a sign or signal from a loved one who has passed. The deadline date for story and poem submissions is October 3, 2011
I find this very exciting because it means that the topic of spirit communication is going more mainstream! Another friend recently sent me some statistics about afterdeath communication which stated that 1/3 of the people surveyed had experienced some kind of communication in their lifetime. I personally feel this number is low, as I know a few people who have admitted to me that they have experienced "something" but they still don't believe in the afterlife. They are the type who might say "no" on a survey, just because they don't understand what happened.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Just recently I finished writing my first ebook about my Shared Death Experience with my aunt. She died last year and because the majority of the book is about her, I thought it would be a nice homage to her to publish the book on her birthday, August 6th. Well, due to delays with the graphic design, I missed the date. Amazon allows you to arbitrarily set a publication date for ebooks and I had intended on putting the date in anyways when I uploaded it, but I was so excited to get it uploaded that I forgot. I figured that at least it would be published on the anniversary of my mom's death on August 8.
Lately I have been working towards publishing my first ebook based upon my Shared Death Experience with my aunt last year. I have done some design work and I was originally going to design the cover myself. However, when I kept coming up with drafts and asking people for their opinion, my head was filled with too much 'advice.' Discouraged, I decided that I wasn't a designer and gave up and contacted a professional designer. He said he could do it and then while I was waiting for his design, I had second thoughts. I had told him I wanted a piece of chocolate cake on the cover but then I had changed my mind. I also realized that I probably won't make a lot of money from publishing the book and it would be quite a while before I would even break even.
Sunday, August 07, 2011
After a moment's reflection a chill comes over me. On 9.9.55 my parents received a phone call very early in the am alerting them that my grandmother had dies suddenly that night, at the age of 62.
If the receipt had not been as aged as it was I might have written this off as a peculiar coincidence. But it was clearly 15 years old. On that morning, a Sunday morning no one went shopping to Macy's. Firstly, we were in shock and my mother was traumatized. Furthermore, this was a Sunday and in those years department stores weren't open on Sundays.
Friday, August 05, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
With physicist Wolfgang Pauli, Jung explored the link between the disparate realities of matter and mind
Saturday, June 25, 2011
The day I chose was a monday because I thought the sooner the better. He had the stacks of albums out waiting when I got there and we had a great time looking through the pictures and reminiscing. Several hours into it he said, "do you realize today would have been our 52nd wedding anniversary?". I really hadn't known that. He said that my being there was helpful so he didnt have to be alone with his thoughts of loss. Was it coincidence? Synchronicity? Or was I guided? I'd like to think my aunt had nudged me to contact him and pick that date.
Saturday, May 07, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
The next day i went to see The Adjustment Bureau. I was fascinated by the story and wanted to learn more about how it was conceived. I noted that the story was based upon a short story by Philip K. Dick, a mid-century science fiction writer. curious about the author's background, i found his biography, which indicated that the author never emotionally recovered from the childhood loss of his twin.
One lost twin story is tragic, two lost twin stories is a synchronicity!
Thursday, March 03, 2011
To telepath messages through the vast unknown
Please close your eyes and concentrate
With every thought you think...
Give us a sign that we've reached you
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Gary always had a sense of humor...we anticipate many more crazy messages to follow.
This week that idea of timing was confirmed again.
I had been sitting bedside for my friend "Gary" at an inpatient hospice for 4 days. I didn't do a vigil, but I just stayed long enough each day for him to know that I cared and that he wasn't facing his transition alone. On Thursday I noted he was starting to change and that it probably wouldn't be long. He was really close to his nurse and she was already on her way. He wanted to take a shower so I decided to go and get something out of the vending machine. I came back to the room but the nurse and the aide said they were still helping him and it would be just a few more minutes. I had heard it was a nice day outside and so I went out to the front of the facility to sit down and enjoy the weather. I was there less than 5 minutes when the nurse came rushing out in a panic to tell me that he had passed. She told me it was peaceful and that both she and the aide were with him. She felt so bad that I wasn't there at the time and I reassured her that I understood and that I wasn't supposed to be there.
Well, less than 5 minutes later, a friend, K, came walking up from the parking lot and I had to tell her that he had passed. She missed him by 5 minutes. She felt bad that she missed him and I reassured her that it was intentional on his part.
His nurse, D. had been on her way from another patient's house when she had a strong message in her head that she needed to pick up small memento of his from his house for him. Then she got stuck in traffic. So when SHE found out she also missed being there for him, she was really sad. I told her about timing and how he waited until I was gone and died before K got there. In hindsight, we figured out that the message to get the memento came right around his time of death.
The synchronicities of all three of us 'missing' the event are too much to chalk up to coincidence.
Monday, February 07, 2011
During the meeting one of the members had a breakthrough and a revelation about needing to face her grief over the loss of her father several years ago. It was potentially a pivotal life moment for her, right there in that meeting, with tears streaming down her face. Several others were moved to tears as well and it was a cathartic experience for all.. It was then, during discussion, that we discovered that NONE of us had planned to attend the meeting and we all had similar things happen that redirected us together.
*(not his real name for anyone who is worried about health privacy)
Well, mid January, I too decided to quit MY hospice social worker position after only 2 1/2 months in and without having another job lined up. It was not a spontaneous decision and I gave two weeks so as to wrap everything up and leave on a positive note. My co-workers couldn't believe that I didn't have something else arranged and were stressed on my behalf. Strangely, I wasn't worried and I knew that everything would turn out ok. I trusted the universe.
Still, it came as a complete surprise when a week after I gave notice, I received an email offer for a consulting position from someone who found me on LinkedIn. Here's where the synchronicities occurred to me. The opportunity for me is a very good one but not one I would be able to pursue if I were working full time. Because the company won't have full time work right away, the timing also would not have worked if I had been out of work for a while. My online profile did not yet indicate I was unemployed.
So basically out of the blue I got an offer for a job I would really like to do, at JUST the RIGHT TIME.
Our first conversation on a Wednesday evening went well and then I got nervous. I referenced this blog and some other writing that I do that all has a metaphysical bent to it. I sent an email in the morning to my contact telling her that I knew I wouldn't be referencing spirits and and psychic messages in my work for her.
My contact had told her husband about our conversation and the next morning he expressed a slight concern of my references to psychics, etc. She told him to go read the email. He didn't know what she was saying and reiterated his concern. She said, "GO READ MY EMAIL" and sure enough, I had sent the email to them with my recognition of the separateness of the psychic stuff right before he mentioned it. He was so surprised by the coincidence of it all, HE sent ME an email telling me about the synchronicity.
The way that the company found me on LinkedIn was through a group to which we both belong. The group did not have an online presence on LinkedIn until I created it, 2 months ago.
This may not be quite a succinct synchronicity to others, but the whole thing feels very magical to me.