the end of 1998 I went to an astrologer for the first time in my life
and came out of that 2 hours with the feeling that the top of my head
had been blown open and the Universe was streaming in and out and all
around me!...WOW...the implications, I thought!! That was the
beginning of my true awakening - although, of course, all the signs
were there from childhood...but it took that experience to really get
me on my way.
My Grandmother and I always had a marvellous connection but we didn't
speak of spiritual matters. I remember only one time at dinner we were
talking about what happens after we die and I said, "I believe
that when we die the spark that animates us, that gives us life, just
goes back to the big energy source that we came from, gets mixed back
in, and will be used in something else - so that we never really die..."
My Grandmother looked at me and said, with surprise, "That's
what I believe too! I believe in the Spark!"
That was the extent of our spiritual conversations.
Then, in September 1999, my grandmother died. She was the first person
I'd been close to that had died - I'd never experienced this before.
Since I'd just started awakening but hadn't read any 'freaky' books
being the first one) the following experience feels pristine and direct.
My Grandmother died just a week before my planned trip to France for
a month (it would have been terrible if she'd died while I was away
- I'm sure she was conscious of this too) So, I attended her funeral
(more like a party with lots of singing like a Recital - she had been
a music teacher teaching out of her home - although I sobbed and sobbed
the whole way through and there was no way I could stand up to say or
sing anything, I was a wreck) right before flying off to France.
I had a dream of my grandmother on one of my first nights in France
and it was her voice saying to me: "Go with something Yellow."
I had no idea what she was talking about but made a note of that.
Then, a couple of weeks later we were in southern France in Saint Remy
de Provence sitting in our car outside of Chateau de Roussan - a place
I'd wanted to stay as it had that falling-apart old Chateau, authentic
feel AND it was Nostradamus' grand-son's property - or something like
that - bonus! haha. We'd gone in and just weren't sure whether we should
stay here or not - so we were back out in the car humming and hawing.
We went back in for another go - she couldn't show us any of the rooms
because they were still occupied and wouldn't be available for a few
hours - but she showed us a brochure of the room that would be available
for us - it was blue. She said, "It's exactly like this room
only it's YELLOW." A huge light bulb went off in my brain
and I was like: OK, we'll take it! (where this was leading who knew?
But it was an obvious sign, yes?)
Sooooo at the appointed time we go up the huge old stairs to our room
- oooooh my god, it was perfect!! The windows were HUGE - (we could
both sit in them) and overlooked the slightly neglected, but gorgeous
grounds....ponds with fish, tree-lined canals, bamboo forest....WOW...beautiful.
that night I fall asleep and am visited by my Grandmother. (the something
yellow seems very significant now, eh?! Makes me wonder about the vibration/frequency
of the colour Yellow...incidentally
I bought my first yellow top just two months ago - but this is another
subject! pssst: pay attention to the colours you are drawn to wear -
they tell you something about how you are growing)
So, in the dream, my Grandmother is right there with me - soooo tangible
- it is her and she is speaking with me! She, without words, infuses
me with alllllll the secrets of the Universe (that's how I wrote it
down back then) and the feeling was SOOOOOO incredibly beautiful, I
awoke with tears streaming down my face - tears of pure, absolute, joy,
ecstasy and bliss. In words, the information that she conveyed to me
was that ALL, EVERYTHING, Absolutely EVERYTHING in the whole wide world
and universe was GOOD. It was absolutely perfect. I remember feeling
like she'd said that the past, the present, the future are good - Life
is good, Death is good...that there is absolutely nothing that is, in
fact, NOT good. Ooooh my goodness, what information!
At some point in this communication I said to her, with excitement,
"But Gran, I can't believe you EXIST!!!" And she replied,
with a total twinkle in her eye (I can still see it), "Ooooh yes,
I exist allright!" When I said that to her I meant it in two ways
(words eh? they just don't tell the whole story - but I remember what
I meant)...I meant 1. I honestly can't believe you actually EXIST still
- as my grandmother's energy! I mean - we thought your spark went back
into the great mixing?? What are you doing talking to me!!? and 2. I
can't believe you are actually taking this time to tell me all of this
- that someone as good as you exists!! Because, it felt like the knowledge
she was imparting to me was the most important thing in the whole universe
So, that was her big message to me - it's amazing isn't it? I can remember
the feeling she infused me with in a heartbeat - it's mine forever.
What a gift. Thank you, Gran!! I had never ever felt that joyous in
all my life - the tears of joy streaming down my face....wow. Pure Beauty!
The feeling wasn't Love (I associate love with all those lovely loving
feelings between us humans and animals and life) but I can imagine people
calling it Love. You know how they say that the Universe IS Love? I've
never felt that. I think that Love is the best-feeling emotion that
we can conjure up easily to associate with what we imagine to be the
best Universe/God - but I don't think the Universe IS Love. (just my
opinion!) The feeling my grandmother infused me with was just that Life
is Perfect, it's Good, it's Correct. Imagine this feeling of Life being
Perfect in every way exploding and expanding out of your heart center...and
resounding through every part of your body and up through your head
in a forever-expanding wave of Beautiful Beingness. Oh my god. Pure
My Gran loved hibiscus' and bouganvilla. I got them mixed up before
I moved to Mexico - never knew which was which - but she had one of
each in pots for years. When she died my mom took the pink bouganvilla
- it never ever bloomed, but she kept it alive. Well - when I was looking
after my mom's acreage for 34 days one summer - the pink bouganvilla
started to bloom it's pink blossoms!!! My Grandmother was with me.There
are messages everywhere if you're paying attention...
Much SuperLOVE to ALL of you - may the perfection of our existence flow
through every cell in your body...
I live in a place where I have planted pink hibiscus and pink bouganvilla!
My grandmother is happy.