She loved her Auntie Adeline. She had turned 105 a few weeks before her crossing to the higher side of life. She and her sisters got to see her favorite auntie before she left the earth plane. It was almost like she waited.
Backstory: The speakeasy of a home was the same as it had always been those many years ago. She used to visit with her siblings and parents during the holidays. There was the piano with pedals near the floor and a circular stool in one corner and a fireplace across from it that was never lit. Her costume jewelry hung on a prong in the bathroom, waiting for us to play grown-up. Auntie worked at a bank when the safes were in the basement. She always had chocolate coins covered with gold wrapping. They were held together with a gold mesh bag.
She thought of those days with happiness. As the years went by, she sent Christmas cards but not much other communication. That is until she started taking mediumship classes.
Backstory: While on her journey as a medium, she received messages from other students. It was fun to call her auntie afterward to see who may have come in for a visit. Auntie always knew who they were. It was such fun to learn about ancestors, plus it was like a game that kept her mind sharp.
And so, she received a private message on Facebook about auntie’s passing from her cousin, who’s auntie’s daughter. She carried the news to her sisters. As she wrote the text message, she stopped at auntie to recall how to spell her first name and then saw another name pop-up, Helen. She was floored. That was auntie’s sister’s name. She left the earth plane a few years earlier at 101. Still in awe, she contacted her cousin right away. It’s when she learned that auntie was calling her sister’s name, Helen, for days and had dreams of her. It was comforting for us to know they were together again.
She just knows that life continues after this 3D world. She just knows loved ones on the higher side are always around, listening, helping, guiding. She just knows that the universe is one and all is connected. There’s no doubt in her mind.
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.