I have come to recognize and believe in the concept that when a loved one has passed, they are still around us. I never really thought about this until my mother passed in 2012. I believed in angels and God and even energy in many variations. But recognizing that my mother was still going to be such a large part of my life after she passed was something that caught me off guard. And I mean by the fact that she truly makes her presence known here on earth- in my world, not just in my head with me thinking I am imagining it!
A spirit that has passed does have the ability to manipulate many things even in this dense negative plane. They can whisper in your ear, so that the random thought of them seems like it comes out of nowhere; they can manipulate electricity in signs, light bulbs, and computers; and they can give you that warm and fuzzy safe feeling you used to feel when you were in their presence in this life.
I have personally experienced this "wild" concept already on many occasions in the last year. This is what recently happened when my mom came to visit from heaven:
After working all day, it was time to celebrate my son’s 11th birthday. First I had to run home to get his cake so I could take it to his party. I got home, grabbed the cake and as I was leaving the house, I felt the sudden urge to stop before I walked out the door and ask out loud for my mom to go ahead of me and make sure everything turns out well. I then proceeded to shut the door and walk down the stairs. As I was opening the door to the alley, I noticed a light flashing down on the ground. My immediate thought was maybe someone got pulled over because; the light seemed to be coming from the street and resembled the light from a police car. Then as I opened the door more and actually stepped out onto the stairs, I realized that the light was coming from across the alley. It was a flickering light bulb on the building next door. I knew immediately that it was my mother letting me know she was there, because she was the first thing that came to mind in that moment.
A little later at my son’s party when he began opening his presents, one of his presents happened to be 11 lottery tickets (for turning 11). It did not occur to me until later at home the significance behind the lottery tickets.
When I was a child my mom would enter any sweepstakes she could. I remember that she would get this weekly listing of the second chance sweepstakes you could enter by sending in your address on a 3x5 card. I would be very thrilled to help her write our address on the 3x5 cards until my little hands could no longer.
Then the lottery caught her eye. She would play the Powerball and lottery tickets every chance she got. She was determined to win the lottery and not have to struggle anymore. Those tickets were the family fun. We scratched so many and she would always scratch them with a half hearted joke about winning while extending her arm with scratching coin in hand. She contributed quite a lot of money to the lottery over the years.
So when I got home from my son’s celebration and all the hosting was done, I had a moment and realized-- the lottery tickets, oh my gosh, I laughed, they were moms way of saying she was there with us. Because as neat of an idea as it was or simply a last minute decision to give as a present, it's not your traditional 11 year olds present. If you were in the convenience store and wanted to get a gift, wouldn't you normally just get them a goodie bag of a soda or Slurpee Gift Certificate, some chips or candy? But nope, my mom whispered in the parent’s ear and had them get the lottery tickets!
Since my family is based in the Midwest and we are in California the ability to spend many family events together is very limited. But this is another example of how mom lets me know she is at every special event now.
Even though a loved one passes, by all means don't think they are done! They will still keep tabs on your life and not miss a thing. They understand how difficult this world is and they now see the whole picture, free of the emotional and negative weights. They see you carry the pain, the unresolved answers, and emotional baggage. They are there to guide you, protect you, and help you to know you are loved. The feelings of love, warmth, and thinking of them are meant to comfort you and help you feel replenished so you can continue to complete your mission in this lifetime.
Leaving this world is just a transition to the spiritual life and to another job. The job becomes the great opportunity to heal and help the loved ones left behind to continue on their path and grow in the light of God.
For another example of loved ones letting us know they are around (my mom), read my blog post entitled "IATM.…who believes we can connect with God and his Angels."
Much Love and Spirit Connection.
We all have the capacity to create the best life we can. Most of us have been conditioned to believe that life happens (to us) and we can only change the things we put our minds to. The reality is that even if you don't feel you are intentionally making something happen with focused determination, it is still happening. Our subconscious works for us all the time. It knows our life plan and helps us to manifest things into happening even without a conscious decision being made on our part.
A perfect example of this happened in my life a few years ago when all 3 of my kids were under age 7. I had been getting upset for several months about how small my car was at the time. Whenever I would have to go somewhere, I would have all three kids crammed in car seats, in the back seat at the same time, with no spare room in between them. I could barely close the back doors! Most car rides would turn into slapping, yelling, and fighting sessions between the kids, due to lack of personal space they experienced.
I remember whining aloud several times about how I needed a bigger car! Nonetheless, my rational brain would kick in and say, “But this car is finally paid off!” I didn’t want to take on a new car note and had bad credit at the time, so I had no idea how I would get a new car.
It just so happened that one day I had a Dr.’s appt in the next town over. Normally I would drop off one child at school, then have the other two. Except on this day at their fathers work, it happened to be “Take your kids to work day”, so he took the younger two for the day.
When I left the Dr.’s office, I was very upset with the lack of answers I received from the doctor so much to the point that I had tears in my eyes as I left. With tears still active, I began driving and merging onto the 6 lane interstate; about 25' lay between me and the car in front of me when I glanced back to my left to see if I could merge. Four seconds later when I looked forward all the cars ahead of me had stopped. I slammed on my brakes, but it was too late. I hit the bumper of the car in front of me and he tapped the car in front of him, ugg! I was already upset with tears in my eyes and now an accident.
We all came out of the accident physically fine. And I was very grateful my kids were not with me. The other cars suffered minor damage, but ironically, mine was considered totaled. So even though my fears had prevented me from making a conscious effort of walking into a car dealership, I unconsciously was now forced to find a new car. I manifested it.
God knew my desire to have a bigger car and even though I did not possess the strength, resources and courage to make it happen on my own, God knew I needed it and forced it to take place. I was then blessed that within two weeks, someone actually came and purchased my “totaled” vehicle, so it was gone and I made money, surprise number one.
Then I walked into a dealership and was approved (even with my poor credit) for a certain amount of money to buy a car, surprise number two. On their lot, only 2 cars fell within my approved range and one of them was a 2 yr old, barely used rental minivan, perfect for 3 kids. It was newer than the car I had; my kids could lie down on the floor in the center and still not touch the back seat! So much room and it was a Chevy Uplander van on a Ford car lot, they wanted to get rid of it!
So I got what I needed and with ease. I may have started the manifesting by putting my desires out there via frustration, but God finished it far beyond my wildest dreams at that time. God intended no harm for me in that situation; I and the others walked away physically and financially fine.
This is one instance of many where if you put your intention out in the universe, let God know what you need, even if you don't have the strength to make it happen, God will make it happen for you.
God wants the best for us all. He works with us, not against us. You have to make your desires known though. Our lives are planned with goals to be met, but the wild card in all of it is free will. God is not a micro manager or helicopter parent. He trusts us to do what is right with full faith that he instilled in us the tools to get through this life and to make the best choices for ourselves and all humanity.
Free will gives us the ability to realize we do create our own life. We are not victims or puppets under his finger.
We are his children guided by a gentle hand. So, realizing you control your life and what gifts or challenges are brought to you is amazing. It's not ego and pride trying to control your life; it's you working with God to create your best life; a well rounded spirit.
We are here. We chose to be here. Make choices with the highest good intended and you will always be amazed at how God will meet you and take it beyond your wildest dreams.
Much Love and The Best Life Realized.
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