Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Funny Thing Happened At The Church...

It's been a while since I've written anything here, just didn't have much going on spirit wise, nothing out of the ordinary that is, other than the usual sightings of shadows, movements and such. It seems that my spiritual activity (that includes more than just spirits BTW) seems to come in waves, starting out slow, building up to intense, then slowing down to nearly nothing. I am in the ramping up phase of this newest wave. Oh, I don't try to make it happen or not happen, it just is.

So recently things have began happening again, I have been observing it mostly, I generally don't actively interact with what goes on, I'm pretty content to (mostly) observe. Here is the latest thing to happen, and of all places, it happened in a church. ;)

I went to our local church to talk to the pastor a few days ago, he is a nice man, I like him and feel pretty comfortable with him. Of course I haven't gone into any detail, or even skirted about my spiritual side, many clergy do not understand so I tend to keep that part to myself. Anyhoo, this was the first time I had been inside the church itself, I had been in the other part of the church, where they hold meetings and such, but not inside the main part of the church. During our chat, the sky opened up and it began to pour rain, lightening, thunder, hail, the whole 9 yards. The pastor mentioned that the last big expenditure of the church was to have a new roof put on, it was clear to see that the church has leaked, quite a lot in the past, but he assured me that since the new roof had been put on, not one drop had entered the church.

At the end of our chat, he was walking me out, another person was coming in, this person knew I was leaving and tried 3 times to give me his umbrella. I politely turned it down as we were walking toward the door, then I stopped, right in the center of the church, there is a big cupola with windows overhead. I stopped and looked straight up, the pastor asked me if I had just been hit with a drip of water, I replied "No, I'm waiting for it to start...", right then we both turned around toward the pulpit, there was water pouring in on top of the pulpit! The pastor was surprised but sprang into action, that was something he had dealt with on a regular basis before the new roof.  Once everything was safely out of the path of the water, and a trash can placed under the torrent, we again started walking out of the church.

The other person who had come in still insisted that I take his umbrella, it was still pouring very hard, I would have gotten drenched before I could have entered my car, again I said no, that it would stop raining in a few minutes, at least long enough for me to get to my car. No sooner than I said that, the rain began to slack off, and in a minute or so, the rain had all but stopped. That was my cue to leave.

I wonder now that the pastor has had time to digest everything that happened in the church, what he thinks of me? Understand that I wasn't doing anything unusual for me, and I wasn't trying to do this, it just happened and I reacted as I would any other time, I wasn't putting on a "show" for the pastor, I wasn't trying to test his reaction. I will say that I have been to ladies meetings led by his wife, and I have been around his wife at other times, she tells me that she likes it when I am around, I have a calming spirit (her words).  So if the pastor tells his wife about what happened in the church, I hope she still has the same feelings about me, I'll know next time I see them. :)

Oh, I almost forgot, we prayed at the beginning and at the end of our chat, he prayed out loud, I prayed silently as is my custom, I had my hands on the small table between us, at each prayer my hands tingled like crazy, this is something that happens all of the time now, any time I pray, any time I am sending out healing energy, or blessings, my hands immediately tingle, I often feel as if there is an energy ball, about the size of a basketball between my hands, this has become the norm, I usually look for it to happen, this time it happened spontaneously, I wasn't expecting it, I wasn't not expecting it either (I know, bad English, get over it, grin), perhaps I was not expecting it because I was praying with a member of the clergy one on one, and this was the first time those two things happened at the same time in many MANY years. I wondered, during the prayer, if he had opened his eyes, would he have seen anything on or near my hands?

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