Many years ago, a family member of a then close friend came into my life. His name was Frankie (RIP). I didn’t know him well or for very long for that matter. Yet… he left me not only with the gift of having known him, even if for such a short period but with another gift – freedom and the permission to pursue it. Frankie was the type of spirit you want to know – joyful, positive and peaceful. He was the type of spirit you just want to be around and spend more time with.
Trust me when I say losing him was sad for the world, not just his family.
At the time, I was very much into divination (sorry, it’s true) and Frankie, I was told was very gifted, so I asked for one of his famous “readings”. What he gave me instead surprised me. We were all sitting on the living room floor with the two of us facing each other – when he placed his hand behind his back and asked, “What am I holding?” Taken aback, I answered the first thing that came into my head, “A bird”.
“Give me three words that would describe it”
“Light”, I said since in my mind it was a little bird.
“Beautiful”, since in my mind all birds are beautiful.
“Free”, and as the last word came out of my mouth, I surprised myself thinking that wasn’t really a description, although I thought it would be really nice to feel “truly free”.
So, I waited in anticipation for him to give me this grand vision of what that all meant. Was it some great metaphor for the amazing future I was going to have?
Instead, he said: “That’s you, Aida – don’t forget it”
At first, I was confused – and disappointed -what kind of reading was this? Where were all the great promises from the spirit realm?!! But I accepted the reading and promised not to forget.
Unfortunately, this gentle soul passed away a few months later, but he left me this gift. Over and over I have repeated these words to myself as I have moved forward in my purpose – remembering that nothing can stop me, but me. After so many years, I still carry that memory and advice with me. I also realized that the day I accepted Christ in my life, that that was the moment those words became truly real to me.
#lightbeautifulfree: I am light, I am beautiful and I am free…in Christ…