Sunday, 24 September 2017 21:08

A Dream

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We were about to play a big game, but half my uniform was missing.  My shoulder pads, the shirt I wore beneath my shoulder pads, my jersey, helmet and mouth guard were all missing.  Somebody had come into the locker room and taken them.  Somebody was trying to get me off my game, off my zen, trying to get me to freak out. 

And a calmness came over me (sometimes not my normal reaction).  The calmness said, not to worry as I could borrow the shirt, pads, jersey, helmet and even mouth guard.  There was absolutely nothing to worry about and I became the calmness and fell into a deep sleep.  I slept later than I had slept in many months. 

Somehow I sensed Quinton was there.

Sunday, 24 September 2017 21:02

Ask, Then Pause to Listen

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Seven weeks prior the man was playing with his oldest grandson and had a basketball out.  As they finished his grandson took the ball and ran giggling to the top of a hill and tossed the ball.  Down, down, down it went past the man and into a deep ravine.  The man smiled and said, “That is a wrap on the basketball”, thinking he would go down the ravine at a later date.

The later date finally arrived.  He knew he would have quite a search on his hands and might not be successful.  Walking around to avoid the steepest part of the hill, he eventually came to a point within the path the basketball had taken.  He kept going downhill, looking for the ball.  About half-way down the hill he stopped.  As he looked around he said, “Hey Quinton, I need a little help here, could you give me a hand?”

As he continued to stand in that very same spot, he let his eyes roam, and there was the ball not twenty feet from him.  It has been stopped by a small juniper bush.  The man smiled.  He was prepared to go to the bottom of the ravine, never expecting the ball would be stopped by anything on the steep hillside.  He thought to himself, so this is how it works.

These signs and messages, while they can be over the top and impossible to ignore, sometimes they are so quiet and so, so subtle.  He asked for a hand and then stood in the silence, letting his eyes see.  And voila! 

Thank you Quinton; thank you son.  You are there in the silence and all I need do is ask and then stop to sense.

Quinton’s Dad

Thursday, 21 September 2017 08:24

Go Ahead, Ask The Question

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It was a beautiful medium sized doe, about 150 pounds that stood in the front yard of the home as I walked up the driveway.  I was careful not to make any aggressive moves and averted my eyes from hers most of the time.  I passed within 20 feet and she never moved but she watched my every step.

After providing a Comparative Market Analysis the week prior, the woman had invited me over.  Once inside, I toured the spectacular home and then we sat down to discuss the specifics.   She mentioned her husband had transitioned four years prior, she explained, indicating that she was preparing to downsize and move further south to be near her grandchildren.

When she told me about her husband crossing the threshold, I couldn’t help myself and asked if he had visited or if she had received any signs.  She indicated not, but that she talks to him often, basically yelling at him for leaving her alone.  As we spoke I shared Quinton with her, the wonderful ways he made contact with us.  I do this to provide her an inkling of how the signs happen. 

I shared a story about a woman whose daughter transitioned twenty years prior under horrific circumstances; twenty years later the woman was still bitter and angry.  She and I crossed paths in 2012 and I convinced her to see a reputable medium that I knew.  She agreed.  About a month later she came in to see me.  She was very direct and didn’t seem very happy. She talked for an hour about the reading and I listened intently without asking questions.  When she finished, she asked – “What do you think?” 

Without going into details I said, “Remember about 40 minutes ago you said ‘That was odd’, about 30 minutes ago you said ‘This was strange’, and 20 minutes ago you said this, ‘That was unusual’?”  I said, “Well, I know what they were; they were validating comments. That was your daughter letting you know that she is alive and well on the Other Side by sharing information that there was no way the medium could know or make up”  Then I continued by saying, “While I know this, it is now up to you to understand and acknowledge this for yourself.”

As I continued speaking to the woman missing her husband about signs I mentioned mirror gazing and seeing figures out of the corner or our eyes.  That got her attention.  I asked if she had that experience and she said yes.  I pressed her gently, saying “and when you turn to face what you are seeing in your periphery, it is gone, right?”  She nodded yes.  Calmly I told her that was her husband and encouraged her not to turn to face him, but instead to acknowledge his presence and to talk with him. 

Our meeting ended and I left the house.  As I walked out the front door, there was the same deer, now bedded down resting.  I followed up with an e-mail thanking her for her time and saying, “As I mentioned, when I walked up to your home, I walked right past a deer.  When I walked out, not only was it still there, but it had made itself at home.  Have you noticed this deer before?  Of course there is a reason I am asking.”  She replied, “Got your gist, Ernie.  Made me smile.”

Don’t be afraid to ask The Question.  Don’t be afraid to have the conversation.  Each of us, as we process our own grief, is here to serve and help others process their grief and see the larger picture.

Blessings!

 

 

Thursday, 24 August 2017 08:23

The Pact

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Enough already.  We can and must do better.  I have to believe that we are good, that humanity is by and large good; at our very core, we care.  With that said, I truly cannot understand why the few among us do such awful things to others and why the media feels duty bound to report it.  We could go down that path, find the problem and rectify it, but is not what The Pact is about. 

Recently, in my spiritual home there was a tragic accident that resulted with the transition of an amazing young man.  This is not an isolated incident.  It happens too much not only along the Front Range of Colorado, but all over our nation.  It has to stop.  Whether it is a tragic accident or a remarkable young person taking his or her life, this has to stop and stop right now. Knowing we are eternal beings, in death we shedding our bodies and continue to exist may ease the pain for the loved ones left behind, but  at same time we have it in our power individually and collectively to Stop The Madness.  We are all here for a purpose, each and every one of us.

The Pact is an agreement that was made among some fifty or so young people recently.  What they agreed to was, when they see another human being either depressed, withdrawn, being picked on or just having a weak moment, they will go to them.  They (we) will go to them as individuals and as a community to let them know they are not alone in whatever they are struggling with.  We will no longer passively sit by shooting video, snapchatting, laughing, contributing or piling on.  They will go to them and help them, stay with them, help them find the support they need.  The Madness Stops now, here and now.

All life is sacred.  Everyone is deserving of a helping hand or hug when they feel their backs are up against the wall.  It is the Golden Rule:  “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” It matters not whether you are Black, Yellow, Brown, Red or White; it matters not your sexuality; it matters not your religion; it matters not if you are wealthy or poor; it matters not if you have a disability of any kind.  Every life is sacred and deserving of spiritual support when they are down.  It is the Golden Rule. and it is The Pact.

I have high hopes for our youth.  By and large, generally speaking, when they look a human being, they do not judge or separate them by any “ism” or prejudice.  This is their gift to us and the world, which is why it boggles my mind why some can be so mean-spirited.  A message to you mean folks, you are in the minority. The majority will stand against you in Love, Gentleness, Appreciation and Gratitude.  Mean does not defeat Mean, only Love does.

This Pact you make is sacred.  Never again will anyone we know suffer in silence.  If you are suffering, know that you are not alone and please have the courage to reach out.  Nobody need be alone.  Reach out, we are here.  We got your back!

Quinton’s Mom & Dad.

Sunday, 20 August 2017 17:58

The Stanley Hotel

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We recently celebrated Kristine’s birthday.  It was a milestone birthday and I hoped to do something unexpected and memorable.  After deciding where we would be going, I kept it a secret.  She tried to guess and asked questions.  “Were we leaving the state?  What clothes should I bring? What direction would we be traveling and how long would we be on the road?”  Two days prior to her special day, she asked, “Are we going to The Stanley Hotel?”  She was shocked when I told her, Yes!

Kristine is fond of pointing out that I had never taken her to Estes Park during the years we called Colorado home.  Now we can scratch that one off the list.  Estes Park is beautiful.  We loved the town, the people and how it sits adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park.  We especially loved The Stanley Hotel… even after spending two nights there.

Most folks go to The Stanley because it’s famous and is supposedly haunted.  Stephen King did spend one night there in room 217 and had an “alcohol induced nightmare,” that was the genesis of his famous book The Shining, as they told us on the tours.  We took the day and the night tour knowing we’d get something different from each since the day tour is more historical and the night is spiritual.  Both tours were amazing and left us feeling a sense of awe and appreciation for not only The Stanley but the man who built it.

Freelan Oscar Stanley (1849-1940) had the Stanley Hotel built and completed in 1904. Before that his identical twin brother Francis Edgar Stanley and he developed the Stanley Steamer car, first built in 1897 and manufactured from 1901 to 1924.  Freelan was also a master craftsman with wood, even carving violins and teaching himself how to play.  Either he is a genius and or very old soul.

To see and tour The Stanley Hotel is an exercise in being not only impressed, but in admiration.  After being told he had a few short months to live and that he might as well go someplace beautiful to spend his dying days, coming to Estes Park and having a complete recovery from consumption (a wasting away of the body especially from tuberculosis of the lungs), he lovingly built the hotel after realizing his home was too small to accommodate their many visitors.  More than that, he was a gentleman that treated everyone fairly, especially the townspeople.  We were told that the environment he created on the grounds and within the hotel was so fun and loving that everyone loved being there, especially the children. 

It has been written in numerous books that we can manifest our own version of heaven on the other side, and it is also said that the veil is very thin between us here in the physical world and our friends and family in the non-physical world.  With that said, it is absolutely no wonder at all of the reports from guests at The Stanley of hearing small children playing on the 4th floor, because back in the early 1900’s, that is exactly what they did.  I believe that when they transitioned, the version of heaven they created was the 4th floor of The Stanley where they play on occasion still today.  All I felt at The Stanley was LOVE and a great appreciation for all that created this beautiful place, in a very beautiful part of the world.

During an evening tour our guide discussed how spirits have made contact with others at the hotel.  His name was Travis and as we began the tour standing in what originally was a room with six pool tables, he explained how spirit makes contact.  He shared that

  • Spirits can be quite adept at manipulating electricity to make their presence known and he shared examples of how they had done so at The Stanley
  • At times when guests have either looked in mirrors or took pictures of themselves in mirrors, sometimes spirits were visible with them.
  • Faraday cages / chambers are used to enhance ours and spirits ability to connect with each other.

As we exited the “pool hall”, Kristine and I pulled him aside and congratulated him for his accuracy and thoroughness in relating the above.  We explained how and why we could validate his comments relating to spirit as we discussed Helping Parents Heal and Quinton.  He lit up at the validation and with the knowledge that this is really how it works.  As we spoke he mentioned his wife transitioned to the other side and she had visited him as well. 

Such divine knowledge.  While it isn’t fair in any sense of the word of how we learned it, it is important to share with everyone so they may KNOW without having to go through what so many of us have gone through to LEARN.  There is no death; there is only a crossing over a threshold.

Blessings!