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The words stopped me as I was reaching for a plate in the cupboard. They were spoken by my father, and were as clear as if he’d been standing right behind me. Except my father had died more than ten years ago. And his words kinda freaked me out.

It’ll all be over soon, he said.

Of course, as is always the case because we’re human, I went to the worst possible place. Was he talking about me? Did that message have something to do with my health? Should I make an appointment with my doctor? Was something happening to my kids?

“What will be over soon?” I looked up and asked the air. (Interesting how we’re conditioned to look up when talking to spirit, as if they’re in heaven, which most people believe is above us.)


I spent a nervous couple of days trying to detect what could possibly be coming to an end. I felt pretty healthy; I was doing my daily yoga, had all my shots and was taking my supplements regularly. Husband was okay, kids were fine, finances were stable… What was I missing?

Three days later, my sister telephoned. Our aunt Lorraine – my father’s sister-in-law – passed into spirit. She was in her 90s and had been in a nursing home and suffering with a range of health problems. I wasn’t very close with her but had visited her several times, though not recently.

When I received the news, I felt an extra tug in my chest. At that moment, I realized what my father had been trying to tell me. I silently thanked him for the information, and said another prayer to keep everyone around me safe.

As the days went by, I thought about how my father’s message had first taken me to the headspace of personal doom and gloom. Instead of spending time frittering away making negative thoughts, I should’ve taken time at that moment to process the information, and gone back to spirit to ask for clarification. Though I was thankful for the communication from my father, I could’ve engaged him more. Instead, going from my right brain open-mindedness into my left-brain pessimism, I had robbed myself of a few more precious moments with my dad.

That reminded me of how often that, after giving a client information during a reading, their reaction jumps to something like, “Oh, no!” or “That’s terrible!” Even if I try to reassure my client that the underlying meaning of the message is hopeful and empowering, based on my feelings from spirit – unfortunately, once someone drops anchor in the sea of gloom, that’s it.

So, a lesson for me. And sorry, Dad. I wish we could’ve chatted longer. But please realize, you’re welcome to touch in with me anytime.

If you have any questions or comments on this subject or on any other spiritual matter, feel free to contact me through this website. And please visit me again!

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