This Sunday was filled with surprises! The first surprise was I ended up arriving at Circle of Love Spiritualist Community EARLY which is unheard of for me. The 2nd surprise was Edward and Rev. June Killmer brought a guest/close friend to the service. She was lovely enough: someone referred to her as a hot dish! I demonstrated this morning alongside of Edward Killmer and to my 3rd surprise, I had a stomach ache! I ate 2 pears before I left the house and I think my body was processing the raw food. How wonderful! So I got in and out of my circumstances as quickly as possible without abandoning the Spirit World or my partner. I felt like I was being tested this morning.
It was a lite day! We were all free to leave after refreshments: no development class, no board meeting, no book club, or any other function that makes for a long Sunday. So after clean up, I got in my green beast of a van and headed home… so I thought. I don’t know how many times I have driven Maidu Drive since we relocated the community but this time, to my 4th surprise, as I was sailing away, to my right, my peripheral caught sight of something that looked and felt very spiritual and colorful. It was just a quick glance: “was that a grave yard in the back of someone’s home?”
The distraction sent me on a wild, brief excursion in hunt of a closer look. I drove down streets I have never visited before in pursuit of answers and verification. Why did I care? Eventually I found Sisters of Mercy: http://www.mercycenter.org/main_page.html Retreat and Conference Center. I took in their beautiful spacious lawns with walking paths and benches that called one to sit in the silence. To my 5th surprise, the colorful sacred spot that leaped out at my peripheral was not there! But they did have over producing citrus trees and I had a plastic grocery bag. Being a fan of low hanging fruit, I helped myself to a small bag full… then continued with my journey. I drove through parts of the neighborhood I had not seen before till I eventually found it: Maidu Burial Site: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2164766 Apparently two chiefs were buried there. The pictures of the Maidu Burial Site were taken by “Kathie,” as stated in the site’s website. I only photographed the pictures off the website because the cemetery was locked.
So why am I even sharing this story? I can’t be entirely sure except to mention that First Nation’s People were thought to be “natural spiritualist.” The first lesson of the Morris Pratt course work states, “In the early days of this country, the Native American was alone with the Great Spirit and lived in accord with nature; everything was conducive to creating conditions suitable to expression of the soul. The Native Americans were keepers of the land….” Perhaps I was being called by the voices of the long ago trail blazers. I feel that I am moving through life with an additional sensitivity at this time. It is time to listen and dial in to the subtle energies around me. Maybe you are being called as well.