Alexander Averin

Wednesday, 2 April 2008


Dear Diary,

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.

Stephen R Covey

These are photos captured this morning of a goldfinch (taken from my kitchen window).

I wake up feeling good. The weather prospects are also good. Mild and dry weather is forecast.
However the weather is a bit on the ‘soft’ side at the moment.

Still the garden calls to me. Much tidying still to do. Pansies and primroses to buy and pot up as I feel the need for cheerful colour and brightness about the place. I buy daffodils regularly now as I am too mean to pick any of my own from my garden. Mine are making a fine show; I love bulbs as each year they increase which is ideal for lazy gardeners like me. It won’t be long now until my beloved bluebells start to appear.

Everything is budding, the lilac, the peonies, the magnolia, well the whole garden really I won’t list them all. Lungwort is in flower, the blue and the white. Tulips just coming out and other little bulbs in odd corners.

The view through the window is of soft rain which I do love.

I am reminded of the saying:

Wet before seven, fine before eleven.

I am quietly confident that these soft showers will pass away.

Talking of passing away. I have had an exciting few days since last I blogged. I should record what has happened, it is quite momentous and the only blessing needed today.

M and I went with two dear friends to an evening of clairvoyance held a week ago in a back room of a local hotel. I had seen this particular medium in action before last year, at a similar evening’s demonstration and had been quite impressed.

Last week she was even more impressive. During the first half of the evening she was spot on with her messages for quite a few of the people in the room, including a couple of sceptics (of which there were only three in the room out of about forty people). I’ll say right here that I am not a sceptic as M and I have visited mediums and clairvoyants on several occasions over the last twenty years, both individually and also in group situations in spiritualist churches and have had what can only be described as amazing experiences.

I know there are charlatans out there, I have even been to one in Wales in a group situation last year. An experience with someone like that would put anyone off. I would only go to someone who comes highly recommended.

From witnessing C, the clairvoyant’s performance last week I would say that the two sceptics left that room with a changed view, such was the accuracy of her demonstration of mediumship to both of them. They were local people known to a few people in the room but I can vouch for the fact that they were unknown to C.

After the interval M and I were ‘picked out’ and again I received messages about things that C could neither have guessed or had prior knowledge of. She started with my mother’s name. I won’t divulge all the details. Some are too personal , some are indeed too trivial but I was, once more, very reassured. As soon as I got home I wrote down all she had said to me before I forgot and it filled one side of an A4 sheet of paper.

She did say that there were things too personal to discuss in a group situation and I am planning to go for an individual sitting later on in the month as she lives and works quite near where I live. She comes well recommended as I have friends who have visited her and been very impressed (and helped spiritually I have to say).

So this last week I have been mulling over what was said to me and also to M and I am looking forward very much to my private visit.

If you’ve read this far, congratulations, especially if you are sceptical or an unbeliever. Suffice it to say that twenty years ago I was told information that, as an adopted person, I didn’t know or even understand until I consulted newfound relatives and had it confirmed. However, information that came to me was just confirming what I always knew really and that is that we are not parted from our loved ones when they die. They are always with us.

Before I go, a poem.

We would ask now of Death

Than Almitra spoke, saying, "We would ask now of Death."
And he said:
You would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;
And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.
Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour.
Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king?
Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?
Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

Kahlil Gibran

Bye for now,
God Bless,



Very interesting Cait. I have never been to a clairvoyant nor a spiritualist meeting but having grown up with ghosts I suupose I jsut take it as a given that there is more to life and death than we can ever understand.

Milla said...

I would say that I am a heavy duty sceptic. But there again, I saw a UFO when I was 16 so there is a little trapdoor into All That which I leave open. And I love reading stories like this which alert me to quirk and oddities. Your private session will doubtless be fascinating.

Frances said...

Hello Cait,

I am very intrigued by what you have written. I guess that I fall into the sceptic camp, but am very curious all the same.

It will be interesting to hear what might happen at the more private session (should you wish to let us know, of course.)

The bird photos are brilliant!


WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Oh I love the opening message about being Spirits on a Human journey that really resonated with me.

As a Reflexologist - think I have mentioned this before I used to get given messages to give to people and sometimes if I am doing a bit of 'first aid Reflexology work on someone's hands I also get messages. Sometimes I was/am told to give the messages to who ever I am with, sometimes I am told to give the message when I think appropriate and sometimes I am told NOT to tell the person, but it is for me to know and use in the healing. I have no idea where these messages come from - they just pop into my head and usually mean nothing to me, but a lot to the person I am giving them too.

So short answer is I do believe - but also you have to be very careful because there are a lot of con artists around as well.

I hope your reading gives you good things.

LittleBrownDog said...

Fascinating stuff, Cait - I'm very open-minded about such things. A agree, there are a good many charlatans about, which gives these things a bad name, but I do tarot and astrology and also occasionally feel I get messages from 'somewhere else'. Very interested to hear what will come out of your private sitting.

Wooly Works said...

I believe very strongly in the supernatural and it fascinates me to hear stories like this. I think that most people have a "knowing" within themselves that there is more to the human existence than merely what we see. I hope you'll give us your impressions of you personal visit without sharing any details of course. Interesting stuff and very thought provoking.

Exmoorjane said...

Fascinating, Cait. I too have never been to a clairvoyant or spiritualist and have a deeply sceptical nature - but there are things none of us can explain and this sounds quite impressive. Very intriguing.

lampworkbeader said...

I'm a serious sceptic, Cait. All I can say is, 'each to their own'. Things usually have a rational explanation somewhere.

CAMILLA said...

A very interesting blog Cait.

I am curious to know about spiritulism, but have never been to see a clairvoyant.

Interesting to learn Cait on the second session what else may be revealed to you.

On a slightly different subject, others have told me that they think I have psychic powers, I have dreamt on occasions what would happen, spookily some have been true.


Pondside said...

I don't have any trouble believing, Cait. I was brought up to believe that there is more to life and death than what's in front of us. I come from a family in which there are many old stories of second sight and visits from the other side. I was always taught "not to go looking for it", as if something came to me, it was a gift. I've had some very odd 'gifts' indeed!

Cait O'Connor said...

It's interesting to read your comments so far, quite mixed responses. I have also grown up with a psychic gift, if that's what I can call it. But I don't hear voices as such (though I a few in our family have seen ghosts). I would like to hear from unbelievers a rational explanation for these messages from dead people (if I can call them that).

Tattie Weasle said...

Despite my tendancy to be sceptic as I get older I realise that one must always keep an open mind. Mostly I'm confused....

mrsnesbitt said...

Ahhhhhhh i too can hear the garden calling!
Your post has inspired me to get out there with the camera and capture some of the many signs you mention!I will be well wrapped up however, tis a cold day! I can see snow on the moors!

rhino said...

I love the poem! Beautiful.
Good blogging! I will come back!