Communications From Beyond The Gate
Christine Waddell, longtime OPEN EXCHANGE lister offers body centered therapy.
After three decades of spiritual, shamanic study of one form or another, I felt very deeply seated in my practices. Then my daughter's father passed away and experiences I'd never personally encountered before began occurring. In fact, until two days ago I was not even aware of the recently documented and researched phenomenon 'mentorship from the deceased'.
Puri and I had been apart since 1981 and had only remained friends from a distance as our lives took us on our respective journeys. Actually nothing prepared me for the depth of communications that began coming from him in dreams, in meditations, any quiet moment - sometimes even writing at the computer!
In October of 2003 he was diagnosed with the most virulent form of ALS. His speech was the first thing to go, along with the ability to swallow. Eating became an ordeal, then walking. It was horrifyingly unfair, tragic. This was a man who loved life and met it with infectious joyful exuberance. He needed movement like some need food. He ran, practiced Yoga, surfed, played racquetball throughout his life until the disease felled him.
We had met and married in 1977 at the feet of a beloved and world famous Guru and had been devoted to our spiritual practices throughout our marriage. So, after his current wife passed away in November, I joined our daughter and many others by his side as he prepared for his departure.
He stopped all food and water on the New Moon of December 11, 2004. Four weeks later, the morning of January 8, 2005, he peacefully left us. During the month long vigil, I often knew what he needed, wanted when he was too weak to speak despite all the years apart. I loved him completely with no conditions or attachment and just wanted to serve him and make his transition easier in any way I could.
Three days after his death, the communications began. In the first dream he took me on a long journey over vast terrain and basically allowed me to experience his state of surrender and release. He helped me let go. He also showed me precisely where I'd been 'wounded' in a car accident and how the practitioners working on me could better assist my healing. He left 'evidence' in the dream that we were actually having this exchange - days later it would be confirmed by my son, having to do with something private between them that had occurred during their last visit, 5 weeks before his death. I'd had no knowledge of it prior to the dream.
In ensuing communications, he has given me palpable visions of how we travel to the other dimensions after we leave this world and how we need to prepare for 'the real journey' that awaits us all. Each time he comes, an ineffable peace and sense of quiet love, melting the heart comes with him. I am chronicling these 'teachings' and have the sense that he wants them shared. This article is the beginning of that sharing.
Namaste and Blessings.