FROM THE ETHERS
I was lying in bed this morning pondering the subject of my blog. I tried to pretend sleep, hoping something would come to me. Then I went to Facebook and saw this beautiful picture of my grandbaby on my son-in-law’s page. The baby was throwing a peace sign, which tickles this hippy grammy to be. A little one after my heart, which was captured long ago – before he/she was even thought of. Yes, I still don’t know the gender. It doesn’t really matter. In my visions, I saw both. My daughter got another anatomy scan the other day because in the first one they couldn’t see everything. Turns out the baby is perfectly fine and obviously at peace.
Not too long ago I was driving through Mayberry – Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. There was a woman with tattoo art up and down her arms pushing a little guy in a stroller. The moment I saw them I just knew I had to meet him. About an hour later my wish came true. I told the woman that I liked her art, saw them earlier and just had to meet them. That little guy in the stroller opened his arms up wide and wanted a hug. Of course, I was only too happy to oblige. What a fabulous feeling. I’ve always loved kids and dogs and they love me.
Backstory: For years, I’d walk into a store and little kids and even babies would look at me, almost staring. I can only imagine that they were seeing the light around me or perhaps spirit. Sometimes I’d wave and smile. Some would wave back, but mostly they stared. It still happens today.
On another note, I just did a reading the other day for a couple. I normally don’t do couple readings, but when I feel the need, I do. I brought a couple of spirits through and then a little boy came through. I described him and shared what I was able. It turned out it was their 3-year-old son who went to the higher side life a couple of weeks ago. Those readings are not the easiest. I was pleased that he made an appearance.
Like everyone else when it is your time to go, it is your time to go. I believe that when lessons are learned, either for yourself or for others around you, you leave the earth plane. You may ask what were those little ones to learn? Perhaps, they needed to feel a mother’s love.
God Bless the Babes!
A friend of mine had a real scare this past week. Her father was in bad shape healthwise. She didn’t know if he was going to make it or not. She wondered when or if she should fly out to see him. Then, he made a turn for the better; and she spoke with him.
Death, or so-called death – leaving the physical body and continuing-on to the next dimension – is not the easiest for those left behind.
Listening to my friend talk about this brought memories back for me. It was one of the toughest times in my life, to lose my father. That was 16 years ago; the memories are fresh.
Back then, I wrote an article about how I thought my father knew on some level that he was going to ‘die’ because of his actions before his heart surgery. I hoped that it would be published in Reader’s Digest to no avail. I still have the rejection letter.
My friend and I talked about the signs I had before his passing. My daughter and I went to Wisconsin almost a full week before the surgery. People asked why we didn’t plan on staying longer after the procedure. I had no idea why. My dad took us for a drive through the local cemetery. He showed my daughter and I where everyone was buried. We went to his favorite restaurants. Then there was a little something that needed fixing with the toilet. He had to get to the hardware store before it closed and get the part needed for the repair. That was the night before his surgery. That Friday after the surgery, we were told he would be coming home Monday. I sat in the driveway listening to ‘Southern Cross’ for hours crying my eyes out. I finally settled in for sleep. Moments later we got the call from the hospital that his organs were shutting down and that dialysis was needed. Easy to see the signs now.
My friend told me that before her grandmother died, she was talking nonsense. I recalled my father did too. She said then one day her grandmother was clear with her thoughts. The two talked and her grandmother shared that she was leaving and that her mother, on the higher side of life, had been sitting in the chair next to her bed for a month. Her mother told her that they were going to take flight somewhere and she didn’t want to go because she was afraid of flying. Her mother told her it’s not that kind of flight, so she was able to go.
We all know that we are going to leave this earth plane eventually. Make a decision about your belief system. When you do that, I believe it’s much easier to make this journey of what we call life.
We’re all just walking each other home.
I’ve been keeping a secret now for several months. That’s pretty big for a writer. In fact, I even asked my daughter if I could write about the news in my blog. Now, that’s a first at least for me. You guessed it. I am going to be a grandma and I am over the moon!
You can’t get much over on me. The day I found out I was driving along with a Camp member to make a deposit at the bank. My daughter left a message on my phone, which was odd because I knew she was at work. She would never call. My thoughts went everywhere and then I honed-in and said out loud, She’s probably pregnant.’
Later that morning we were finally able to chat. I shared that I knew why she was calling. She couldn’t wait to hear what I had to say. She and her husband were going on a trip the following week. I said you want me to come by your house and check on it. She said that wasn’t the news, but yes, she did want me to come by because she was expecting a delivery. We are psychic. She blurted out: ‘I’m pregnant.’ After moments of excitement, we figured the dates to see what sign the baby would be. She so hopes for a Cancer baby, just like she. Turns out she’s due at the end of July beginning of August – a Leo baby it is. A little soul after my Sagittarius heart. I received signs for a few days after that, so it is true. We joked that it’s karma and I have teased, ‘You will not put her fire out.’ Too cute!
Backstories: The funny thing is since my daughter was a little girl, she claimed that she was going to have five babies. And then in high school, she feared women who were pregnant. She just couldn’t be around them; then, her anatomy teacher became pregnant that year. It was a hoot!
I shared with my daughter that our first special child is girl. The happy parents decided not to find out what they were having. As I said, I did see a girl many times at first. But then one day I was sending healing to my daughter because she had a horrible headache for days. As I was doing that, I saw the baby and Spirit showed it with a blue beanie cap on. Trust me when I say I’m good either way!
Now I’m just wondering if five grandbabies are still in my future – maybe three.
For days, I have been hearing these lyrics in my head: ‘I want something else, to get me through this.’ I finally looked it up. Some of you may know the song titled, ‘Semi-Charmed Life’ by Third Eye Blind. I really had no idea what the lyrics were about until I looked it up. It’s about taking heroin of which I have not done and will do my best to continue that. I never claim never. I did one time when I quit smoking and went back. The struggle was real. It’s been 15 years since I’ve had a cigarette.
I know I’ve talked about this many times – stand your ground. Speak your truth even if you stand alone. Regardless, if you speak with passion or quietly, some people do not want to hear it. It’s OK to live in your own little world. I do at times. The thing is if the people around you are your tribe, they will allow you to speak your truth and thank you for it. Some may try to punish you for it because of their own life circumstances. These people are not your tribe. If speaking your truth upsets your tribe – good. Perhaps, you are there to cause change. Perhaps, they will hear, comprehend and move forward. It’s OK to disagree with others. It is not OK to disagree with others and abuse them.
I’d rather have someone come to my face to say something less than to me. At least I know how this person feels about me or a situation. We can work together to resolve the relationship or situation. When people voice their thoughts in a safe environment, relationships thrive. On the other hand, talking negatively behind people’s backs, continues the negative energy. Trust me when I say, I have done the latter and I am moving on from that.
There are a couple of women who talk down to me, act like they know more than me, act like I’m not worthy enough to walk in the same space as them, unless of course, they want something from me. I am done with that. I have decided the next time either of them speaks to me that way I am going to tell them that I do not like their tone and request that they change it the next time. They will either respect what I am requesting, or I will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are not my tribe.
When you make positive changes in your life for YOUR life, do not go back. Some people around you may not like your changes because they knew how to communicate with the ‘old you.’ Keep evolving whether you are amongst your soul tribe or not. Eventually, you will find what you are looking for.
Finally, be a warrior by getting out of your head and moving forward. You are perfect just the way you are. Yes, be nice to people. Help others – everyone’s life purpose as far as I’m concerned. Do not be a doormat for anyone.
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.