Saturday, July 2, 2011

Messages from the Non-Physical

Sometimes I get messages from the non-physical… and it often comes in the form of music. This happened a couple of weeks ago, and I love it!

I have to preface this story by telling you that the CD player in my truck had been dying a slow death…. and at this time it was gasping it’s last. It would hardly play at all, and when it did, it sounded like it had bad static…. it was apparently losing the ability to read the discs. I turned it on when I got in the truck to see if it would work. It played a few lines of a song, skipping a lot and sounding very scratchy, and then went silent. I left the power to the player on, because it also powers the clock, and I journeyed forth toward Prescott, AZ, a drive of about an hour and 15 minutes, where I was going for a Summer Solstice event.

About 45 minutes later, after exiting from I-17 onto Hwy 169, I passed one of those places on the side of the road where there had been a wreck involving one or more deaths, and the family had put up crosses and other mementos of the loved ones they had lost. There were three crosses, and I knew it was a recent crash scene, because those crosses had not been there the last time I went to Prescott, about 2 weeks previously.

Those roadside memorials always touch my heart, and so I turned my head to look at them. I’m very sensitive to energy, and I felt my head snap in an energetic jolt that told me the spirit of at least one of the victims was still hanging around the crash scene and was trying to get my attention. I said a prayer, asking Jesus (since there were crosses there) to bless these recently transitioned souls, and the families and friends who loved them. And I asked that if any of them were still clinging to the Earth plane that they be guided to the Light.

Shortly after that, I turned onto Hwy 69, and guess what? My poor CD player suddenly burst into song, playing “Brand New Angel,” by Jeff Bridges, a sweet poignant song about a man who had just died.

“…Open the gates, welcome him in, ‘cause there’s a brand new Angel…”

And it played it beautifully. All the way through. No static, no skipping. Sweet and complete. 

And I took that as a sign that my prayer had been heard, and this soul who had noticed me paying attention to the crosses had been escorted to the Light, or to what he or she believed to be Heaven.

As I was marveling about that, the song ended and another one began! This was another song about a newly deceased man. This song has no religious symbolism, but is also quite poignant -- “Moonlight Shadow,” beautifully sung by Maggie Reilly. The words to this one are from the perspective of the girlfriend of  a man who has been shot and “carried away by a moonlight shadow.” She wanted to communicate with him, but “she couldn’t find how to push through.” And I understood that this second recently deceases crash victim was powerfully missed by a wife or girlfriend.

Again, I was awestruck by this, and when this song ended, another one began! This time is was a Buddhist chant, the Medicine Buddha Mantra, chanted by Khenpo Pema Chopel Rinpoche. And I felt that this third victim was more spiritually oriented, rather than specifically Christian, and perhaps wanted to send healing energy to the families and friends who were missing them. 

By this time I was on the Pioneer Parkway, and as this third song was ending, I saw some large pieces of debris in the road, which had probably fallen off a construction vehicle, and my attention was diverted to safely detouring around them. As I was doing that I missed my exit….. and so I was traveling on to  the next opportunity to exit and turn around, or considering alternate routes, when the Universe served up some humor for me, in the form of a fourth song, “29 Ways,” by Marc Cohn. “I got 29 ways to make it to my baby’s door….” This cracked me up and I laughed out loud!

All four of those songs played perfectly! And then the CD player went silent again – and has not sung a note since. 

The Universe works in mysterious – and poignant – and humorous ways! 

Thank you, Universe. 

Here are videos of these songs, if you’d like to listen to them. I couldn’t find a video of the Marc Cohn version of 29 Ways that I really like, so I am substituting a wonderful version by three women, Celeste Krenz, Rebecca Folsom and Tisha Simeral. I like this one even more! 


Shakura Cathryn
"We are travelers in a cosmic journey - star dust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. But the expressions of life are ephemeral, momentary, transient. Buddha once said "This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky." We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, light heartedness and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will have been worthwhile." ~Deepak Chopra 

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die, any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh." ~George Bernard Shaw

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