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I Wonder......

Discussion in 'After-Death Communication' started by mac, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. mac

    mac Staff Member

    It's simpler to write 'em off as coincidences or in my case I often resist the chance I may be 'making things fit'. I remain cautious about making things fit but I think I'm more receptive to the idea there may be someone causing things to happen
  2. RobertaGrimes

    RobertaGrimes Administrator

    Of course I was kidding! If knocking down prices became a major sign commonly delivered, that might indeed be hard on merchants; but it was a wonderful and meaningful sign for you! My own favorite sign involving a store was what happened maybe 15 years ago when my guides decided that despite my scruples in avoiding reading anything channeled after 1950, it was high time that I did A Course in Miracles (which came to us in the late sixties). I have told this story here before, and I believe it is in The Fun of Staying in Touch, but here goes:

    One winter afternoon - I'm guessing it was 2003 or thereabouts - I was driving along, early for a client appointment, when I noticed a Borders bookstore and a voice in my head said, "Buy A Course in Miracles." I kind of shrugged and stopped, and I went to the back of the store, looking for the New Age section. What I found there was an entire long empty shelf (have you ever seen that in a bookstore?) that had one book centered in it, facing outward. It was A Course in Miracles. My thought was, "Well, that's handy!" and I picked up the book and took it to the register. The fellow there took an inordinate time trying to find the book in his computer. He finally said to me, "I'm sorry. We don't sell this book." I offered him ten bucks for it, he said "Fine," and I bought my book.

    It was only that evening, once my client appointments were over, that I had a chance to think about what had happened that day. I had been instructed to leave the highway and enter a particular store and buy something, and my guides had actually cleared an entire shelf and materialized in the middle of it a book that store didn't even sell to make sure that I would find it easily? Was that even possible? No way around the fact that it wasn't possible, but it actually had happened. I set out right away to find an A Course in Miracles study group!
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  3. mac

    mac Staff Member

    That's a great story, Roberta. I can't quite match those remarkable events but when I first started my journey something a little similar happened.

    It was lunch and I was at work. I'd eaten my sandwiches and went for a short walk down the high street of the small town I worked in. I remember striding out along the sidewalk 'til I came to a small shop I occasionally visited for candy or newspapers. This time, though, I walked straight past the counter to the back of the shop, made a left into another area I'd not seen before to find racks of paperbacks.

    I'm not a book person but I reached up to the edge of the top shelf and lifted down the last book at the end. It was above my head height and I hadn't been able to see its title. That was 'Voices In My Ear' written by Doris Stokes, a platform spiritual (evidential) medium big in the UK at that time but someone I'd never heard of.

    Our baby son had died at birth a little earlier that year. My journey of learning began that day. ;)
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  4. RobertaGrimes

    RobertaGrimes Administrator

    Also a lovely story, dear Mac!

    Dear friends, every one of us has spirit guides who are tirelessly working to ensure that we will have all the opportunities we need to grow spiritually. They will keep putting those opportunities before us, but they cannot make us open ourselves to them - that is our job! The universe exists to give us a place where we can rapidly elevate our spiritual vibrations away from fear and toward more perfect love. Achieving that growth is the reason why each of us even is in a body now! So please open yourself to the messages that your own guides are giving you. Walk through that opened door! Accept the loving guidance of people not in bodies who know your life-plan and who want only to help you carry it out perfectly. Big and little miracles like these happen everywhere and at every minute of every day....
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  5. Bill Z

    Bill Z Well-Known Member

    Book stores have always been spiritual places for me. Over 20 years ago I was either playing music or giving lectures on Sacred Geometry at bookstores and information always seemed to come through me there that I wasn't consciously aware of. Books, as Roberta mentioned, would present themselves to me.
    Once I was in the process of interviewing for a job with a health advocate and social activist and very spiritual person. I was driving to meet a client and I was guided to stop at a Borders Bookshop. Thus seemed crazy because I would be late for the appointment but I had to go to the bookstore. I was guided to the self help and health section and a series of books by this person was there but someone was leaning against the book case and I had to ask him to move. Out of nowhere he asked if I knew this author and I explained that I had an interview with him later in the week. He went on to tell me about him, they knew each other and I realized this job opportunity just was not a good fit for me and this discussion probably avoided a lot of grief for both the author and myself.
    Another time in a Borders a girl was sitting on the floor near books I wanted to check out and she was pretty distraught. I started talking to her, she was going through a very difficult time and without knowing why I handed her a book and she looked at it and said this was what she was looking for. She went to purchase it and she seemed to lighten up as she walked away.
    Many other times I met people or books that became important parts of my life and journey.
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