Archive for May 10th, 2010

Your Angels have been exhorting you in many of these posts to listen, practice, and observe with all of your senses in order to receive their special messages for you. They have given you important hallmarks by which to judge the authenticity of messages you receive. They wish to emphasize that sustained effort on your part is rewarded, sometimes in unusual ways.

One reward that I have had for most of my life is that I can predict for up to two days when I will encounter a particular person. It works like this: a particular person will be in my life for some time. We interact, talk, laugh, work together. Then the person disappears, usually without my being consciously aware of this. Some time passes. This amount of time is usually long, perhaps weeks, perhaps months. One day, out of the blue, that person’s name or face or personality passes before my inner eyes. With that, I know that I will see that person within, at most, two days time. This has been unfailing. I cannot tell you the “why” or the “wherefore”, I just know that it works.

The first time this happened to me was so unusual that I still remember it vividly. I was 20, in college, and corresponding with my friend, Sandy. She had married at age 19 and had moved away from the town, so sent me letters fairly regularly. Then, quite suddenly, the letters stopped coming. Her husband was in the Service, so I never knew her address until she wrote, and there was no way to contact her unless she contacted me. I was sad not to hear from her, but life went on. After almost a year with no word from her, I had all but forgotten her because of my studies. In an early morning dream, she appeared. But what a dream! I dreamt that I was in a funeral parlor. The open casket was in the center of an austere, gray room, surrounded by colorful flowers. Slowly I approached the casket and looked in, to see the body of Sandy arrayed in her funeral finery! Shocked and saddened, I looked at her young, lovely face and mourned. This image woke me. The images were so real that I wondered if she had, indeed, died. At around noontime, the mail was delivered to the house, and I went to fetch it. There, among the bills and junk mail, was a letter from Sandy, addressed to me. With trembling hands, I opened it to read the first line: “Dear Alex, Hi! I’m not dead……..”! I couldn’t believe this! I had just that morning dreamt that I was at Sandy’s funeral, viewing her body in the open casket, and then a few hours later, I received a letter from her telling me that she is not dead. She would have had to have written that letter several days earlier, then posted it, so somehow I was on her wavelength. But to have had such an usual dream exactly correlating with the arrival of her letter in which she specifically addresses the subject of my dream is simply mind-boggling for me. Perhaps, someday, I will learn the “how”, “why”, and “what” of this particular gift.

Another important reward for your diligent and faithful practice is that you will begin to see ahead—into the “future”. Within the past few years, I find that I am able to predict some events as far ahead as half a day. For example, sometimes I know that I will see a particular person that particular day. Sure enough, the person appears. Often I am at a loss as to how to deal with this, but then I just let Spirit guide me in interactions. When driving to work—which is 45-60 minutes, one way—I find that I can tell which direction the car ahead of me will turn long before we reach an intersection. On the interstate highway, I can feel whether a merging car will be moving into a particular lane, and have been able to avoid many a nasty accident.

While practicing listening to guidance is its own reward, it’s surprising pleasant to realize that rewards other than the obvious are in store. Practice diligently every day (see Recipe for Happiness, May 7, 2010), keep your antennae extended to receive signals, and be mindful of your experiences. I would love to read about them.