I did something the nuns who taught me would definitely NOT approve of me doing.
OK, to be honest, there’s quite a few things the nuns would not approve of, however, I am referring to one thing in particular at the moment.
When I was young, I wanted to be a nun. I think the part that interested me was that dressed in a habit, I could look like a bride every day! (Clearly, the concepts of chastity and poverty hadn’t entered my mind yet.) I was also intrigued by paranormal and psychic things – things the nuns didn’t particularly embrace – actually frowned upon quite a lot.
So when I was in my early 20’s, a friend and I went to visit a locally renowned psychic. She had a reputation of helping police solve crime cases and etc., and was reportedly really quite gifted. I will confess, I went to her several times, a couple of times for readings, and once for a past-life regression. I don’t remember much about the readings, however, the past-life regression explained a lot.
Lying on her couch, she had me stare at a pulsating, undulating black and white picture of a circle as she “hypnotized” me – instructing me to allow my body to melt into the leather couch. It was a very comfortable couch and it didn’t take long for me to feel completely tranquil. When I was relaxed enough, she told me to say whatever came to mind. No matter what it was.
An hour later, I “discovered” that I had indeed been a nun in a medieval life. After falling in love with a priest, both of us were put in dark, dank prisons and pretty much tortured for our indiscretions until we died. This priest and I, according to her, have been in each other’s lives in every lifetime since then, and will forever be together. She said that’s what’s known as a “soul mate” and “true love”. I have never forgotten that and it brings a great deal of comfort and understanding to my life.
My love of paranormal and psychic things has never dwindled. When I began studying geology and gemology, it heightened my awareness of these things. And when I began to actively involve myself with actually mining gemstones this fascination intensified.
Doing research, I discovered that Herkimer Diamonds – which are my first love in gemstones, are extremely powerful conduits to getting in touch with one’s “psychic side”. They are said to “possess, transmit and highly amplify spiritual energy”. They are also “attunement stones” which are supposed to help you get in touch with the Devine, and their extreme purity attracts angels.
They also give you vivid, meaningful dreams.
I used to dream. I had the kind of dreams that made you go, “What the…?”, when you awoke. The adventurous kind. Wild ones that you laughed at over breakfast. When I got married – those dreams went away. Or at least I no longer remembered ANY of them. There was only blackness.
A LOT of things have changed over the years. Beginnings…. Endings….
Since the ending – when I went back to school and studying began, I learned that Herkimer Diamonds give you those beautiful vivid dreams. And ever since then, I spend every night with a “Herk” under my pillow.
And, I dream again. Those lovely, enlightening dreams – where I go on outrageous adventures and again wake up with a smile on my face, and know that my soul mate and true love is in some way always by my side.
So, Sister Alice and Sister Annunciata, and all the other wonderful nuns who helped form me, I am sorry my thinking was a bit different from yours.
But I am not sorry for getting in touch with me.