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Talking to a stone

I know that stones are alive and can communicate, but I had never attempted to talk to one. So one day I lay down on a small boulder and tried to talk to it. Being a stone it spoke very slowly indeed. It took 15 minutes to get a single sentence out.
– Get off, you’re blocking the sun.
So I got up and took a walk instead.

One time we were channelling for a friend and she very much wanted to get hold of her grandfather who had passed on, so we did.
– Why are you bothering me? he opened by saying.
– It’s me, Jane. Your granddaughter. I want to know if you’re alright and if you perhaps have some advice for me.
There was a short pause and then:
– Oh, that life. That was a really boring life and even miserable in some parts. I don’t want to talk to anyone from then. Please don’t bother me anymore. I have moved on since that.

Answers like those are often quite funny and for me they reinforce my certainty that the communication with other energies is true. Most of my experience with channelling deceased relatives is that there is a focus on love, helping and healing. There is often a purity and in some cases even something divine to the answers, but after a while you still get used to them. And then along comes an answer that is just off the wall, something that I couldn’t have imagined. It brings a smile to my face.

Another kind of answer I really like is the one where the answer is so self-evident that I feel like a fool having asked the question. As humans we often make things considerably more complicated than they actually are. We over-think things and we make decisions from the wrong perspective. And as we get mixed up in detail, so do our questions. For example, when we had just begun channelling we had a long contact with our daughter from before she was conceived and a few months into the pregnancy. At that time there was talk about 2012 and where to be and what to do on December the 21st. So I asked my soon to be baby daughter:
– Where should we be on December the 21st 2012?
Two words.
– With me.
I felt so stupid. My question was way off. The important thing for us was not where we would be, but with whom. And the answer to that question was nothing but obvious.

The odd answers help me trust what I feel and hear. They often also come with new insight and give me an opportunity to laugh at myself. A lesson to take from it is not to take for granted that everything wants to communicate with you.

Photo: Meditating Monk Boy by Surian Soosay on Flickr

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Jumping to conclusions

My guide in the Chitwan national park in Nepal was from the indigenous population in the area. They used to live inside the national park, in the jungle, but then the government forced them to move out.
– That’s terrible! I spontaneously burst out when he told me.
– Oh? Why?
– Well, governments forcefully removing indigenous people… It’s just awful!
– Why is it awful? he asked.
– You can’t just displace populations like that.
He looked at me and shook his head a little. Then came the explanation.
– It was really stupid of us to live there. I have no idea why we did. We lived in grass huts in a jungle full of wild animals. One night a crazy elephant would bulldoze right through the village bringing half of it down. The next night rhinoceroses would do the same to the rest, so we had to rebuild the entire village over and over. When we did our laundry in the river crocodiles would attack us. I really don’t understand why we lived there. It was the worst place imaginable to live in. I’m happy that I got out alive.

It is easy to think that you have all the answers before you have all the facts.

We need to remember that our kneejerk answers often have a strong bias. They are programmed into us from an early age by the culture we are part of. Although we have treated (and still treat) indigenous populations in the most despicable of ways in the West, there is a way of talking about them as noble savages that live in harmony with nature and should be left alone. We don’t think of them as really bad village planners that are on the verge of going extinct by their poor living choices. My answer had absolutely nothing to do with the real situation. It was my society’s programming expressing itself through me.

Most of the time it is much better to ask questions than to try to give answers.

Photo: In Chitwan by Daniel Wilby

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