I know some people hear spirit and I have on occassion but a lot of the messages I get and have gotten since my 22nd birthday (and probably long before that too) have been knowing and trusting certain things.
I felt my Grandad's passing on my 22nd birthday, although at the time I didn't realise what I was feeling and I was blissfully unaware that my Granddad had passed until much later that evening.
It was a beautiful and freeing sense of a weight being lifted off my shoulders, combined with a sense of being set free, no longer confined or limited by the physical form.
Looking back I should have felt guilt about not being home to say my last good bye but on a spiritual level even though I was in Glasgow and my Granddad was in Dublin, I had been with him when he passed and I knew he was safe. His spirit brought me home and I could feel him with me on the plane, it was like an overwhelming feeling of love, like I was wrapped in a bubble of unconditional love. I feel so honoured and blessed to have shared my Granddad's first hours in the Spirit world and for all the communications and help he has given me in the past and he will continue to in the future.
Lots of different things happened over the coming months and I just knew it was my Granddad's spirit. I didn't have to see him or hear him, I just had a knowing that it was him. Various unexplained things happened and I knew why.
For about a year before this I had the usual psychic awakening of knowing who was on the house phone before I answered it. Knowing when close friends needed a wee pick me up message if they were having a bad day.
Actually as I sit here and look back, I knew things from a young age. I could sense the Aura of a place if it was safe or not to be there. I could feel if the energy was off before stepping foot inside a house. I just knew things I shouldn't or couldn't explain knowing. Yet my 22nd birthday was the day Spirit opened the door fully to me and which leads me to the path I am on today...
Happy Father's day Granddad and to my Dad also.
Thank you both for being two amazing role models and inspirations. Thank you both for making me believe in myself, my ability to do anything I put my mind to and for teaching me to always keep the faith.
Love and blessings to you both xxx
Each card represents a month on the calendar. On drawing out these cards I set the intention to produce a spread to give out messages for each month of the calendar where the people reading the post would get a message which represents their birth month. The angel cards I am using are: Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine's Angel Tarot cards.
Along with these lovely angel cards I am using ordinary playing cards and a selection of crystals.
June: 5 of spades, Knight of Air and a lovely piece of howlite.
July: 2 of clubs, The Sun and a lovely piece if citrine.
August: 9 of spades, Two of Earth and a piece of black obsidian.
September: 8 of spades, Queen of Water, Clear quartz.
October: 8 of clubs, Knight of Water, Clear quartz point
November: 7 of spades, The Moon, Lemurian quartz.
December: ace of clubs, Three of Water, Sodalite.
January: jack of clubs' Nine of Water, Rainforest Rhyolite.
Febuary: 10 of clubs, Ten of Fire, Green Aventurine.
March: 9 of diamonds, Five of Fire, Picture Jasper,
April: king of spades, Queen of Earth, Sodalite.
May: 6 of clubs, Ten of Air, Unakite.
The message for each month will be revealed by Monday evening so get liking and sharing.
Card messages for 1 and 2 are now ready and card 3 will be posted a little later tonight. Thank you.
The view from Slemish, overlooking Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. Copyright Orla Allen
We all have our own personal experiences with regards to our spiritual journey. Some just touch the sides or scrap the surface and others immerse themselves and dive straight in, living breathing and eating their spirituality. For me personally, it has slowly over a number of years became my whole life. I have always been spiritually open and I actively question everything. Even growing up as a Catholic in Ireland and later spending time in the Church of Ireland in the North, I never took the word as law but followed what felt right in my soul.
When you are told as a child that some stories are simply that, a story which represents a symbolic truth, you no longer read the bible word for word but rather look deeper into the hidden meaning and the purpose of the stories. For me organised religion served as a guide of moral value, a code by which we should live our lives as good people, loving and helping one another.
After listening to a catholic priest talk about money and how he didn't feel it was right that the children in the school should have their education paid for them by the chapel when their parents weren't coming to the chapel each week and making a donation, was a turning point for me. This was the Chapel where I was christened, made my first confession, first holy communion, confirmation and one day I had hoped to be married there, I couldn't listen to this unspiritual, unloving attitude from this priest at the Sunday mass. What life lesson was I to take from it? Where was the divine inspiration?!
Upon returning to the North where I lived, I discovered the worm had truly turn, as I listen to the minister speak week after week, I became more and more disillusioned by what I was hearing. I loved singing in the choir and helping with the Beavers and Scouts, so I stayed with the church for the time. I wasn't sure where my spiritual path would take me next but knowing I believed in a higher power yet no longer believed in the humans representing the higher power. It wasn't long afterwards that I had my second major life changing encounter with spirit.
The first being experiencing my Granddad's passing a few years before while I was in Scotland and he was back home in Ireland. This time it was my father who stepped forward and blended his energy with a gentleman whom I had never met before. While I knew I was looking at a complete stranger, I recognised my father's spirit within him. I was working at the time and I spoke with him as much as I could and everything he said was amazing. I was amazed and freaked out and afraid to leave when my shift was over because what if this was the only time I got to speak to my father again!
My Dad had always promised he would find a way to come back and let me know he was ok. Looking back now I realise that in so many ways my Dad knew a certain amount about how he would die.
When I met up my now husband and told him about what had happened, I realised it was my Dad's anniversary and that confirmed all that had happened was in fact real and I wasn't losing my mind.
There were times before that and many times since, when my Dad reached out to me from the world of spirit. But this was the point which allowed me to see that there was so much more to spirituality than just religion,
At that time I knew nothing of mediums or spiritual churches, It would be another few years before my Dad gave me a message through a medium during a tarot reading. The proof and evidence were amazing and blew my mind. It left me in tears and no doubt at all that life is truly eternal.
Someone once told me my life was like a tree with different branches and twigs shooting off in different directions. If that is the case then this is simply a root growing in that tree holding the tree firmly in place and keeping me grounded,
I have so many stories I could tell you of experiences I have had and how they have lead me to this path I'm on. But if you stop and look back at your own life then you will see that you too have lots of foundational roots leading you to the path you are on now. You have even created a few branches and changed your mind and returned to your trunk to start again. Remember that is fine, You have not failed. You needed to do it or try it or meet them, to get you to where you are now, to ultimately get you to where you need to be...
It is only when we are in the darkest holes that we see the brightest lights...
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