The Muse Crypt here with a sweet little story about a chance encounter that I had only a few short days ago. I will admit this month has been a blur as I prepare for my birthday, multiple events and the return of fall- one of my favorite seasons. It will also be my first September and October in my new home state of California and I'm really excited.
As an intuitive empath I have heightened spiritual experiences daily. I receive messages constantly from music, art, Tarot, people passing on the street, signs, symbols etc. Now while we all do, I am tapped into a realm that I can decode and see multiple layers of a situation or words even with animals and spirits very deeply. Sometimes too I don't even know what I'm saying and may spit out random bits of information as I process my surroundings.
August 22nd was the 20th anniversary of my paternal Grandfather's passing. I was only 16 turning 17 at the time and while I knew him we weren't necessarily close. I probably saw my Grandparents every few months or so at the time and I was a busy teenager.
With death comes birth and vice versa. While we can't erase history or herstory we can work to create a new future and learn from the past as well as use predictive methods of planning our future to the best of our abilities.
I don't remember all of the particular details of this past Monday (four days ago). I do remember wanting to get a breath of fresh air before I drew my daily Music / Inspiration / Tarot drawing so I decided to go for a hike. I know it was a passing butterfly near my window and the sound of a baby crying that made me think of him. My Grandfather brought many babies into this world so I fondly think of him as King of the Angels (for our surname CarANGELo).
I currently live near Baldwin Hills / Culver City Stairs and often go for a quick climb or walk to start the day, clear my mind or enjoy the sunshine and scenery. I have to date seen many flowers, snails, dragonflies, a rabbit, bumblebees and butterflies at this site.
On this day it was beautiful and there were two beautiful butterflies dancing with each other and trailblazing the sky. I was paused here for a while trying to take pics while also be in awe of their rhythm. I tried to send snaps to a few of my friends and loved ones via Snapchat and Instagram stories! One of the butterflies actually landed on my phone so that was really cool.
Now you must understand when I am connected to the music and am walking I am definitely in another realm and connected to Spirit. I know I am not alone here but I would say the soundtrack of my life is divinely orchestrated and there are certain days when every song even when on RANDOM shuffle speaks to me and hits every part of my soul.
I also sometimes pause during my walks to be thankful and honor the messages and lessons that I'm learning and use this time to solve problems and look at things from different angles. I value this time wholeheartedly. It is my sanctuary.
While I was paused on the trail making my way down the hill, I saw a man with a weighted sleigh type apparatus tied to him to make his hike a little more challenging. I am sitting here laughing to myself like God Bless this man as I am finished with my workout and about to go down the hill.
I can hear him talking to people and getting excited to go up the hill. By the time we reach each other, he asks if he can have water and I tell him of course! and share my water with him. He tells me he is training to go to the top. We start talking and I tell him about the butterflies waiting for him up top and proceed to show him my pictures of what he has to look forward to. He begins to tell me about God and tells me to go to church. He is very nice and he puts his hand on my shoulder and tells me God loves me and I didn't flinch nor was this uncomfortable or weird or odd at any moment. It was very endearing and comforting.
Now is the fun part. I am smiling to myself as I know this is my Grandfather or a message from him. How could it not be...
The man is going up the hill and I'm going down and I laugh at the irony of the crossroads situation and the interaction that transpired. As he climbs up and I trek back down joyfully I hear him shout at me "Thank you!!" So I turn back and he waves. I smile and shout "Thank you!". My phone has died at this point so it's killing me (no pun intended) that I can't take a picture. I smile and keep going. A few moments later, I hear him again scream "Thank you!" So I look up, smile again, shout "Thank you!" and wave!! By the time I am all the way down the hill and close to the bottom this man, this "stranger" is now at the top and for a third time shouts at me and waves and screams "I Love You"! I smiled and waved and screamed "I Love You!"
Now this man doesn't know the morning I've had, or the fact that I do go to church - to Saint Agatha's no less (my late Grammy Carangelo's first name!) or that it was 20 years since my Granddaddy died that day...
I believe in miracles. I believe in timing. I believe in transformation. I believe in resurrection. I also believe in love, the divine, messages and magical mysteries.
I left Baldwin Hills that day smiling, proceeded to go get groceries and then head home for my daily reading.
Here is the collage of my Daily Reading for Monday 8/22/16. Mind you out of 78 cards of my Feng Shui Tarot deck I pull The Magician!
Here is a pic of one of the Roses that I got to honor my Grandfather that day after my hike at Trader Joe's. They were on sale that day for $3.99 : ) I then went to Coolhaus to pick up some ice cream and met a wonderful person who liked my Beautify Earth tank top & we started chatting about Street Art. Sometimes the best moments I have can't be captured and I always love that magic.
This was a normal day for me. It is not the first nor will it be the last time I have experiences like this. This one was extra special and I wanted to share with you.
Always take the time to be engaged with the people directly in front of you or who cross your path. You never know who you will meet and what messages they will share.
Have a wonderful weekend!!! I'm excited for Mystic Bazaar: Rebirth tomorrow as I celebrate the life and death of my Grandparents and prepare for my 37th Solar Return!!! I will be on site for readings and sharing my Inspirational product line.
Amen. Alleluia & God Bless
PS I often find that since my Grandfather was an Obstetrician and Gynecologist he paved the way for me to talk about Life, Love, Sex, Death, Liberation and Angels. We are all miracles. As we record the times of births and times of deaths perhaps that ties into my fascination with time and also why I love Astrology. There is a certain mystical quality to it.
Rest in Peace Grandaddy. I Love You & Thank You!
Thank you also for sending me the Angel in passing! I Love You too and will always wave.
The Muse Crypt