“The spiritual path—is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don’t know it.” ~ Marianne Williamson Quotes
I had never quite understood what was happening to me. I had always felt as if I was ‘not of this earth.’ In an odd way, at times, I had even felt ‘adopted.’ In time, I grew accustomed to feeling this way. I hadn’t realized that all of these unusual experiences and events—was part of my own spiritual awakening.
It wasn’t until I was a teenager that my Mom finally shared with me her own experiences with “spirits.” I was only 5 years old, when I had my first experience of ‘hearing’ a spirit—I remember hearing my name being called, and then the sound of a door closing in the staircase of our apartment building in which we lived.
It frightened me more than words can say. I just didn’t understand it.
My next experience occurred shortly after my parents separated in 1988. My Mom, sister, and I moved to a basement apartment in Mississauga, Ontario where we lived for many years. It was my home. My sister and I shared a room–and bunk beds. On one particular occasion, I can remember feeling something ‘touch’ my feet—and pulling on my blankets. But when I shot upright, there was nothing there. My sister was already out of the room by then, and with my Mom. Quite often, I would pull together my pillow and blankets, and go to sleep on my Mom’s bedroom floor.
This became my routine. I was too afraid, and too unaware to understand what was happening to me. I didn’t realize that this was part of my awakening.
And then, one night I woke up to what appeared to be an older woman walking out of my closet door. I sat up suddenly, and shocked with disbelief. I threw those covers over my head and closed my eyes as tight as I could.
In the morning, I overheard my Mom saying that, “her grandmother came to visit her last night” and that she had a ‘message.’ The message had to do with my Mom’s Dad, my Grandfather. That’s when I knew, and as soon as my Mom got off the phone I proceeded to share with her my experience, too.
It was one of those rare moments that helped to bring me to a better place of understanding and self-acceptance. We all experience awakenings, each in our own way. We need to be open to these events as they occur, so that we may gain a better understanding of who we are and what gifts we may share.
Tara Moffatt is a believer in that old saying that “Everything Happens for a Reason,” and there is nothing left to chance. She is a mother of two, brilliantly happy wife, and by all measures – one of the strongest women known on this planet. If you want to reach out to Tara, you can find her on her website “Release Ur Truth“ on Twitter, or you may email her at [email protected] She would love to hear from you.
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