In short, I've learned in the last 24 hours that communicating with Spirit Guides (Higher Guidance . . . insert your favored word) works! I initiated a conversation, made a request for information, and received my answer back that same day. I also asked for a sign from my mother, who passed away Jan. 2nd - that came through too, which I talk about further down in the post.
My last post on Communicating with Spirit Guides makes reference to a couple of helpful posts on the topic, and I followed the suggestions given by bloggers Slade Roberson of Shift Your Spirits, and Andrea Hess of Empowered Soul.
Monday morning I spoke with my Spirit Team about a practical matter before getting out of bed. I told them I had narrowed down my list of possible housecleaners to 2 people (whom I had yet to speak with). I requested that Spirit guide me with a sign to indicate the person I should go with.
Later that morning I contacted the referring person for one of the housecleaners. She is a friend of mine and I trust her judgment. This friend gave me the run down - how long she had been using her, the fees etc. Our conversation went on for 10 minutes before my friend said: "Oh and by the way, I probably should tell you this. ________ has a minor back problem and will occasionally cancel on me. She's only had to cancel 5 times in the last 3 years and she always quickly reschedules."
I thanked my friend and said goodbye. But the warning signal had gone off. I recall when a previous housecleaner I had used in the early 1990's would cancel without warning, leaving me in the lurch. I often had fantasies that this sweet little old widow was a closet alcoholic.
Immediately after that I called a neighbor who had referred another housecleaner. She reported being exceptionally pleased with this lady and her crew. I ended our conversation after I asked all my questions and immediately called the 2nd housecleaner.
The 2nd housecleaner and I played voicemail tag a couple of times before connecting early that evening. Our conversation ensued for 15 minutes. During that time I felt an easy rapport develop between us. My confidence in her increased. We set up a time for her to come out to my house. I hung up the phone and felt light and gleeful. When my body agrees with my decision, I know I'm in good shape.
What you will notice is that I still took action steps. I did my part in making the phone calls and asking the questions. I also had some intuitive hunches about who I would select before I asked for Spirit help.
What I find immensely reassuring was the confirmation of my choice - the extra slip of info that came out with my friend in that first conversation; the resonant way my body felt after selecting the 2nd person. I did not need to be slammed over the head with a thunderbolt on this request. I was open to watching for subtle signs. And they arrived. This may all seem like a mundane request for my Spirit Team, but it was actually causing me distress to think about starting all over with a new housecleaner.
Yesterday my mother reached out from the Other Side and touched my heart.
I learned earlier in the month, after speaking with a Spiritual Intuitive, that my mother did not suffer at the end, something which had nagged at me constantly. I also learned that Mom had made a graceful entry into Home, and was experiencing tremendous joy, even as she is aware of our grief and sends us streams of love.
Even with this knowledge, as comforting as it is, I miss my mother's physical presence and long for contact of any kind with her, be it a vision, a dream, whatever. This longing escalated over the weekend.
Yesterday she showed up in my mailbox. In the form of a card. My father sent my husband and me an anniversary card - 9 days after our anniversary. The card read "An Anniversary Wish From Both of Us." My father wrote in the card that Mom had bought this card in December. It got covered up with Dad's junk on the dresser and he had just found it and mailed it. I know that in her own way, Mom helped Dad to find that card and reach out to me, to us, with her heart. Words cannot begin to express the poignancy of what this card means to me. But I thank you, Mom, and love you with all my heart.