This is Jennifer Shepherd, the psychic/mystic/astrologer lady who teaches Subconscious Scribes - Using Dreams as Inspiration for Fiction online through WritersWeekly. I can't wait to read Angela's new Spirit Stories book, because she is tapping into something that so many people are experiencing. Every day, as I go about my daily life, I am asked questions about psychic dreams, moments of intuition or synchronicity, or those "gut feelings" that we all seem to have but don't always know how to sort out. I'm always sharing anecdotes about this stuff and think that more and more people are opening up to having metaphysical moments. It's part of the energy of the times we are living in.
Several posters mentioned 9/11 and how it's hard to see those tragedies as part of a Bigger Picture or a Big Plan. I agree with that! It's especially hard when you are prone to having psychic dreams or premonition dreams, as I am. For a period of about three years I was having psychic dreams every week, usually about events or people who would show up in the news shortly thereafter. For instance, I dreamt that Michael J. Fox would be in the news for some reason right before he went public about his Parkinson's Disease. I dreamt about Princess Diana's death and the exact manner and way in which it happened about 12 hours before her passing - only, in the dream, it was ME in the car. Psychic dreams about other people will sometimes seem to happen from YOUR vantage point - it's like you're looking out the eyes of the person who is actually having the experience. Very sad, sometimes. I was also dreaming about silly, inconsequential stuff, like who would call me the next day or who I would bump into, that sort of thing. But I also dreamt about the Columbine tragedies, again from the vantage point of me being in the school with the kids, like I was one of them. Terrible.
But the whole process became TOO MUCH for me to handle after a while. I finally had to have a chat with my angels and spiritual guides. Basically, I said, "I ask that this ability be taken away from me unless I can in some way prevent the tragedy or intervene so that negative outcomes don't happen." I, too, believe in free will, and I've personally witnessed many times when a prophecy or prediction didn't come true, so I know that reality can be somewhat malleable in that regard.
Well, about a week before 9/11 I had a dream in which I was watching TV. I saw a blond, exhausted, distraught-looking woman standing in the background of what appeared to be a newscaster giving some kind of report. It was a busy, frenetic city scene, and people were rushing by her. She was holding up a photograph of someone who had to be a loved one, and she was doing so in this tired, hopeless-yet-still-hopeful way. I had the sense that her loved one was missing for some reason and that she had almost given up hope of finding this person.
When 9/11 happened, remmber all the craziness of that day when people could locate their loved ones? And how even the next day or two, you'd see video footage of people holding up photographs of missing loved ones, while busy New Yorkers rushed by them? I saw this same woman in some of that footage. She was never interviewed on camera, she was just in the background of the scene, just like I'd seen in my dream.
So, even though I didn't dream about the towers or the Pentagon or that lost plane in Pennsylvania, it was if the event was still impressed upon my superconscious in some way.
I do believe that we're all connected, energy-wise. I like to call this connection "The Cosmic Internet," that spiritual web which links us all.
Sorry this turned into such a long post! But I was fascinated by this thread of discussion and wanted to jump in.