It’s nice to think about summer weather while we’re in January. Here’s a thought – do you remember Marco Polo? We used to play Marco Polo in the pool from time to time, and it was fun.
When it comes to being aware of the spirits, it’s not quite a game of Marco Polo, but they can (and do) make themselves known. Here is a nice little article that describes some of the signs and signals you might get when someone in the Spirit World is playing Marco Polo with you.
Communication between people on the Earth plane is full of misinterpretations, misunderstandings, and errors. Communication between mediums and spirits is similarly problematic. Here is a good article about what it can be like for those of us who are mediums that care about doing quality work, and how we might feel when things don’t go as well as we wish they did.
The article also has a great description of what spirit communication is like (or can be like) for a medium. Aimee uses a number of images to convey what it’s like, which works, but you could conclude that it only works this way on the visual side of the house (clairvoyance). But the general idea applies to clairaudience and clairsentience as well – we get flashes of sound and feelings, just like we get flashes of images.
I thought about how to characterize the article, and the best, most accurate, and only thing that came to me is a sweatshirt turned inside out. The article is written from the inside out, just like a sweatshirt. Ok, it’s not the most flowery of analogies, but it fits really well (pun intended!).
Nonetheless, Thanksgiving is a day for giving thanks. Thank you Aimee.
If you haven’t heard, there’s a case in the US where 16-year old Ethan Couch was three times the legal blood-alcohol limit, had valium and THC in his system, and drove drunk. He killed four and injured two others. That’s bad enough as it is, but on top of that, the defense was able to avoid the 20 years of jail time that the prosecution hoped for by coming up with an affluenza defense. Essentially, affluenza meant that the rich kid had never learned that there were consequences of his behavior from his rich and affluent parents, and thereby wasn’t responsible.
Here’s an interesting article that examines the psychology around affluenza.
Murder, rape, and similar crimes have spiritual effects, for the perpetrator, the victim(s), and others. (Note that “spiritual” is not automatically synonymous with “good”.) I’ve asked the spirits for the spiritual back story behind these deplorable human behaviors many times before. What would the spirits would say about this one? They’re not talking, but it would probably go something like this:
This incident was not an accident, from our perspective. It has (and will) serve multiple purposes. We shouldn’t have to say a word about how ignorance is not a defense, and how what goes around, comes around, because you already know these things.
I’ve always wanted to understand the general reasons behind these behaviors, as opposed to the details of the specific situation at hand. I thought that wanting the general reasons instead of the specific ones might improve the likelihood of getting a better answer, but it hasn’t. The most I’ve ever been able to get is roughly the same as the above.
Be that as it may, one can always send out prayers for all concerned, that they learn the lessons they need to in order to progress.
Here’s a little article that nicely illustrates one way that spirits communicate with us. My view is that the writer’s mom wanted her to know that she was doing fine, and loved her just like she did while living on the Earth plane.
The article goes on to talk about the spirits’ relationship to food. From what the spirits tell me of it, you can eat if you want, but you don’t have to. That’s kinda interesting, when you think about it long enough. You don’t have a corporeal body any more, so you won’t die of starvation if you don’t eat – technically speaking, you can’t. But if you can eat, what is it exactly that you’re eating? And later, do you then expel waste, as you would when you eat on the Earth plane??
They say that mind is the creator, and mind builds a body in the spirit world. Perhaps something like the Neo’s residual self in the first Matrix movie. The movie What Dreams May Come also talks about the issue of bodies.
I’m told that some minds build bodies that are very much replicas of the physical body, and others less so. And there are spirits whom the other spirits call The Formless. So a body is not required.
Body or not, spirits communicate with us by touching our hearts. And we don’t have to be a medium to be touched by them.