As spring is arriving and we are inviting the question of how we will emerge into this time of new growth, I would like to share an experience that was brought to me by my husband’s deceased mother. Yes, being a psychic medium, my relationships extend not just in this world but to that which we will transcend to. It makes for a very interesting and full life!
At the time, my husband and I were in the beginnings of our courtship, enjoying our new found love and discovering new and wonderful things in each other. Being psychic is not the first thing that I usually share, and I was waiting for the proper moment to tell him. His mother, Miriam, (who was in spirit) had her own ideas about this.
On a lovely day in May we were taking a walk in the meadow behind my home. Admiring the newly blooming flowers, we became aware of the abundance of bees around the new milk weed plants. As we brought our focus to this world of life, there seemed to be more and more of it... bees dancing, flying, gathering... busy in their pursuits. The buzzing grew louder as our awareness was increasing... taking us into this magical world. The buzzing now almost deafening.
It was then that I first met Miriam. She came to me, not very gracefully but like a lightening bolt... wham... bam... into my body. It took me by complete surprise. I have learned in my years of psychic mediumship, that it takes a little training for those who are in spirit to be able to communicate with us. I don’t believe that Miriam had been able to reach her family before, and she felt an open door with me... but with her enthusiasm, she nearly knocked me over. She then began to spill out a message to her family, full of information, detailed with her instructions of how “this” relationship could be healed and “that” conversation should happen. She had a lot to say. Miriam had not been able to talk to her family for many years, as she had early Alzheimer’s and had been unable to communicate. She was trying to make up for it now. This is all happening as I am standing beside my future husband and me trying to figure out how the heck to tell him what I was experiencing ( and not send him running)!
I needed to lay down. God love this man, when I told him what had happened, he was not only excited but moved to tears from the experience. The information was all very helpful for his family and healing as they came together that summer, and I was able to be myself with him... my real self... a good sign to me, early in our relationship.
Later in the summer we were again, on a walk. Walking by the Kennebec River, through the woods, we came to a large overhang of sumac on the path. Again, the buzzing of bees began, becoming louder and louder as we stopped and brought attention to it. I wasn’t connecting the experience at the time and became full of wonderment as the buzzing noise again became almost deafening. This time Miriam was much gentler with me. Like a sweet and tender caress, she came and touched my head and whispered softly in my ear... "tell him, just be." Filled with those wonderful loving chills that spirit brings, I took my to-be husband’s hand and said... "your Mom has a message for you... and it is just be." Just be... and consider what we were experiencing at the moment as the bees were “being” all around us. Nature, supporting spirit, supporting this beautiful, simple, loving message... to just be(bee). Spirit often uses these delightful metaphors to bring us messages. These metaphors expand with meaning, and the more we are willing to dig into these meanings, the deeper the meanings will become. Messages can be all about us, in license plates, in road signs, on television commercials, in a magazine article at your dentist’s office. These spirit inspired messages abound, and the more that you begin to notice them, the more they will be obvious. It takes a bit of work on our part to be the keen observer. It also helps to be asking spirit for help with whatever it is you are needing. One of the rules of assistance... is that we have to ask.
Miriam visited several more times through that first year together. I think that she approves of our union and sent me great gratitude for delivering her message to her son who she loves so dearly... and yes, we were married two summers later.
There is no more a simple place to go then to the center of our beings, to find out who we are and what we are to do. As humans, we sometimes look for the complicated solutions to things. We take classes, search out gurus, get degrees, climb mountains, questing for our answers to the basic question of who were are. There is a hunger within us to find the answers that can lie so hidden within. But just as the acorn carries all of the information of the mighty oak it is to become, so within us is our simple truth of being. Just Be. Returning to our childhood moments, when we were natural and comfortable playing, exploring and being just who we are... we didn’t need help with that knowingness... we just were. As adults, layers upon layers of stuff may be put upon us... labels that others may give us, expectations that we try to meet, and mostly we do it to ourselves. We become laden with the complications. Miriam’s message is so sweet and simple and it is full of Divine wisdom. Just be. Let yourself emerge from the simple beautiful truth of what is lying right inside yourself... your self.
May you enjoy this arrival of spring and enjoy Just Being!