FROM THE ETHERS
I love being a knower. People think I'm cray, cray, but I'm not. I know things. Sometimes I don't know that I know things, but I know them.
Just the other day I was thinking about dirty diapers. I don't know why I thought of this. Yeah, I get that I'm a new grammy and all, but dirty diapers? Later that day my daughter called to say they forgot to wash the diapers before they left town. I chuckled since I already knew this was to come about, but just didn't know when or why. I think knowers know things because they have either saw it in a dream or vision.
Backstory: A couple of years ago I dreamt of a shih tzu and leaned his name was Buddy. I thought it odd because the family pet was a shih tzu by named Missy. The next day I went up to one of the buildings in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp and met a woman with a shih tzu. The name? You guessed it -- Buddy.
Being a knower isn't always the easiest. First, people don't believe you. As I said earlier, sometimes I don't know that I know things. Sometimes I will cry for no apparent reason, but I know something is coming and I probably won't like it.
I have mentioned in a previous blog that I love cloud gazing, and that I see symbols, numbers, even words in them. After going through some stressful situations, I saw the word 'go' in the clouds. I'm good with that, but go where? Show me the signs is what I say. This brought about a daily meditation practice again. It's not that I don't meditate because I do when I'm writing, when I'm working out, when I'm driving, but not sitting in the power daily. Mediation is a necessity.
To meditate, lie down in your bed and place your arms at your side with palms up. Have some music in the background, nothing you know. It's best to set an intention as to what you want to see happen during your meditation -- meet your guides, heal body/mind/spirit, have some peace. Every time you start thinking about what you should be doing rather than meditating, focus on your third eye, the space between your eyebrows, and your breath in and out. If you do five minutes the first day, celebrate. The next day try for 10 minutes. A 20-minute daily meditation practice works for me. Once you become a meditator, you'll be doing much more.
So, when you need an answer, mediate or sleep on it. Also, if you are a knower, never doubt your gift. Leave the doubters behind, or just don't share with them.
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.