The Wake Up Call — by Michael Levy
Every so often an event occurs in a persons life that makes them wake up to the notion that what they believe in all their life may be false. To illustrate that point I can relate to an incident that happened a few years ago which helped a woman understand there is more to life and death than meets the eye.
One sunny day in spring, about ten years ago, an old friend from my hometown in the UK called me on the phone. I will call him John and his wife Jane to protect their real names. John told me his mother-in law was dying and she lived about 15 miles from my home. He and Jane were staying with her until she passed away and would continue to own the condo as a vacation retreat.
I visited him a few days later when she passed, to consol him and his wife. Half way through my supporting chat, Jane left the room and did not return. He called me the next day to apologize and he told me she did not believe in mumbo jumbo of life after death or any other such spiritual nonsense. Although he was also skeptical he kept an open mind on such matters.
That was the last I heard from him for five years. Then one day out of the blue he called me up and said he was staying in his inherited apartment and would like me to come over to talk about old times on the golf course. That afternoon we met in the lobby of his condo.
He made an excuse that his wife was not feeling well and we can chat in the condo library. Before talking about "The good old days," he explained his wife is in a science related job and she is a dedicated atheist. He thought I might have softened her approach to the mystical side of existence when her mother was dying.
I conveyed that it is impossible to open a closed shop without the proprietor’s permission. When a person is stuck with what they believe is their own personal truth that is what they believe, until a higher truth somehow makes its way through individual convictions.
We then got on to lighter chitchat for about an hour. Just as I was about to say my goodbyes, the door of the library burst open and his wife, whose face was as white as a ghost, ran into the room, tears were running down her cheeks. She declared, “You are not going to believe what just happened to me!” She sat down on the sofa next to me and disclosed the following experience.
It Was Time
“The week my mother died, John lost a valuable gold watch his children had given him for his 50th birthday. It was inscribed with all their names and it held a sentimental spot in his heart. A half-hour ago I was sitting in a chair staring out the window in a depressed state of mind.
“When I get in to depressive moods I usually feel sleepy, doze off and have weird dreams. This time I was sleepy but stayed fully conscious. As I looked out the widow with my eyes wide open, a vision of my mother came into focus. I then heard her speak to me as clear as I am speaking to you.
“She told me how much she still loves me and John and that she knows how upset he is about losing the gold watch. She told me to stand up and go into the closet and find John’s briefcase on the top shelf. She instructed me to open the back pocket compartment that had a zip on it. At the bottom of the pocket, the corner had stuck together with some gum. She told me to pull it apart and the watch will be found.”
With that Jane opened her hand and there was John’s watch. The time on it was 4.30 and we looked at our watches and it was 4.30 on the dot. She gave me a big hug and asked where could she find out more about what had just taken place.
I replied, “Look deep within yourself for those answers. Today you have experienced an awakening of a part of you that has been on hold most of your life."
Perhaps today you have experienced a natural awakening of part of you that has been on hold most of your normal life. Truth is found in places where language cannot touch.
International talk show host Michael Levy, is the author of eight books, a mystical poet, inspirational philosopher and wellness/healthy living speaker. His latest books are "The Joys of Live Alchemy" and "Worry Causes Wrinkles" which can help a person change dark negative situations into beautiful, colorful, positive actions, that bring de-lights on the darkest of days. See: http://www.pointoflife.com/