My spiritual journey began in earnest in 2011. Before this time, I was in the education field until my retirement in 2009. I always had a strong intuitive sense but was so busy with my life that I never thought to investigate my intuition any farther.
About a year after retirement, I began deeply praying for compassion for others and also prayed for a Light to show me the way to help others. This intensive prayer continued for about a year. Then due to health reason I decided to become vegan. My beautiful daughter decided to take this leap with me. Of course this made the transition so much easier and fun. We have found the vegan lifestyle very easy to follow.
Within a year of becoming vegan, I started to receive communication from the other side. I would receive messages from my loved ones that had already passed. Then I began receiving messages for friends from their
loved ones that had passed. With this awakening, I knew that I was to start my spiritual journey in a step-by-step fashion. Just as in a stone path, one stone leads to another step, to another…until you reach the destination of choice. I knew the appropriate next step would be given to me when God thought it was appropriate, not on my time line. I did not know where I would be guided. I trusted that God had a bigger opportunity for my desire to help others through compassion. I also knew each step was building a readiness for what was coming next.
My steps included learning about auras, chakras, empathy skills, smudging, healing stones and crystals, pendulums, aromatherapy, watching many spiritual shows on the television, learning to read tarot cards, reading numerous spiritual books, meditating and Yin yoga practice.
I realized that I had a sense of knowing things that could not be known through the five senses. That led to learning about the spiritual energy that connects all of us together and to God. I found this energy of God extremely powerful, palatable as well as awe inspiring. My readings and experiences introduced God’s energy through spiritual and healing energies such as tuning fork therapy, singing bowls and Reiki. I became a Reiki Master and found the healing through energy from God fascinating yet humbling. Serving as the conduit between God and another human and knowing how much others were helped only strengthened my desire for compassion to help others.
I met one of my spirit guides in a powerful and emotional manner. One night while awake around 3:00 am, I experienced a vision that left me in tears. I was shown a young Native American male, urgently running through the woods. He was running so quickly the foliage was just a blur. He finally reached a cliff that overlooked where his tribe had been located. I was allowed to see the destruction through his eyes and feel his despair. Everyone there had been killed and all their possessions were burning. He collapsed to the ground and wept from the deepest places of his heart. Not only was his tribe gone but also his parents. We wept together experiencing the senseless destruction and crippling sorrow of the loss of loved ones. After a long while, he and I just looked at each other sharing that experience. I asked him what I should call him. My sight was directed toward the side of his head where a single feather hung in his hair. I thought a feather, One Feather. Soon after I began finding feathers along my way. I was told he was leaving these feathers as a physical representation of my life lessons. One Feather remains with me and is my strongest guide at this time.