Many years ago, I sat on a stool to receive a healing. The healer was a wise older woman well known in the community. She had a beautiful soulful feeling about her, very real, yet angelic with her touch. The healing was surreal. Afterward, she whispered, ‘Never change who you are. You are a beautiful soul. Don’t let them change you.’
At that time, I did not understand her words. Yes, I knew the meaning but thought I would not change for anyone. I would be mindful of her words of wisdom.
Several years later I ran into the same woman at a restaurant. On the way out, I stopped at her table to say hello. She knew something was amiss but did not pressure me to spill the beans. She knew only too well from experience. Her words of wisdom: ‘Do what they want and then help those who come to you.’ Real words to live by.
Certain people are around us for reasons – sacred contracts come to mind here. The third time this woman came into my life was when I sat on her stool for a healing, a healing needed so enormously that a stream of tears ran from my eyes spilling onto to my blouse. This time her wisdom was blessed upon me as a conduit of the healing energies.
I hold a soft spot in my heart for that woman. She probably doesn’t even know how much she has done for me through the years. Maybe, I should tell her. She probably already knows.
Finally, another very wise woman disguised as a younger woman once told me that she loved reading my blogs and that they were great, but ‘you’re an author. You need to be writing your books.’ My hope is to keep up with both.
Think of the people past and present in your life and how they have made a difference. Perhaps, leaving you with profound thoughts, new ways of being, giving you love or a kick in the pants when needed.
I love how those people just appear out of seemingly nowhere. Be open to receive.
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.