Light Within – When Spirit Speaks

It is in reflecting, looking back, that we can often see those moments When the Sacred Speaks.  These are divine moments, a time that is sacred.  In these past few days, such moments have been present, and today I share them with you.

As our much loved Siamese cat, Royal, was moving into decline in this 18th year, Nancy and I knew his time was short.  A few days ago, we had taken some time sitting outside.  As we were walking through our yard, a small white feather appeared.  Nancy said, “Oh, we must take the feather!”  Carefully, it was tucked away, and we continued our walk.  A few steps later, as I looked down another feather appeared.  Carefully, I picked it up and gave it to Nancy to keep with the other.  Life continued with growing awareness that Royal seemed to be on his final path with us. 

A few days later, as we “knew” it was time, I sought  guidance in the I Ching, an ancient sacred text.  In the guidance presented, it gave the image of a swan flying, dropping two feathers to the ground – a sacred gift.  In mystic tradition, the appearance of a feather indicates angelic presence. It was a message – “It is time”.

Another message came through just as we entered October 31st, just minutes after midnight – when the veil between the mortal world and spirit is thinnest.  As I checked the date and time of that moment of awaking, I sought guidance from the I Ching.  The guidance was that “it is time for the encounter.  Heaven is above, Wind is Below – The Sacred connecting with the Spirit.  Things were in perfect order.  Even the numerology of his name was the same as the number of the message!  In that reading, I knew things were coming into perfect order for Royal’s departure.

As the 31st unfolded, Royal was in his third day of refusing to eat, and barely drinking.  He now was sequestering himself, and his beautiful Siamese voice had been silent for days.  We knew it was time to allow him to depart, and made necessary arrangements.  That morning Royal passed on.

Last night, I was awakened.  From the corner of my eye I saw clearly the Spirit of Royal passing through my room.  I realized that he had not yet “crossed over the bridge” – that he was in danger of being  a spirit “stuck” on the earth-plane.

Having assisted people who had departed in crossing the bridge, I knew I had to assist him.  So I centered; I prayed, calling-in the angels, the Christ, and St. Francis to assist; I began conversation with the Spirit of Royal.  I told him that I loved him, and released him to go on – that he did not have to stay here any longer.  As I looked across the bridge, I saw my mother & father & family dog, Brownie, appear on the other side, calling for him to come to them.  And in that moment, I watched Royal cross the bridge.  My mother lovingly picked him up on the other side.  I watched him leave the earth plane and enter the sacred. 

And then I knew – I saw the synchronicity of the messages of the past days – I was in awe!  For synchronicity to occur the Universe must be in perfect alignment!  It is beautiful.

Today, November 2, 2020, I lift-up thanksgiving to the angels and archangels, to the Christ, to St. Francis, to sacred texts – the I Ching. 

Lord, May I Have the Ears to Hear, the Eyes to See, the Wisdom to Know, and the Courage to Follow.  Amen.


There is no doubt that there are times when we are facing obstacles, standing on the edge of the precipice, feeling “I cannot bear any more!”  There are times of great grief and loss that feel unbearable, and in many ways seem to be.  And, we are told that “God holds ALL OF OUR TIMES in the Palm of EL’s Hand”.  That verse has carried me through such times;  know that although I may feel I am dangling from a finger, God will gently pull me back into the Center of “EL’s Hand”.  I use the name for God – “EL” – because it encompasses all aspects of God – Male and Female. 

It is such a great comfort in knowing

the Lord never gives us more than we can bear;

and that in all that befalls us,

She is there to care for us,

He is there to tend to us,

EL is there to provide for us,

all in Unconditional Love –

Abundance overflowing!

Posted: July 13, 2020
Rev. mary Ann tourjee


Walking With Grief

Do not hurry

as you walk with grief;

it does not help the journey.

Walk slowly,

pausing often:

do not hurry

as you walk with grief.

Be not disturbed

by memories that come unbidden.

Swiftly forgive;

and let Christ speak for you

unspoken words.

Unfinished conversation

will be resolved in Him.

Be not disturbed.

Be gentle with the one

who walks with grief.

If it is you,

be gentle with yourself.

Swiftly forgive;

walk slowly,

pausing often.

Take time, be gentle

as you walk with grief.

From Celtic Daily Prayer: Prayers and Readings from the Northumbria Community.  
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Posted: July 11, 2020
Rev. Mary Ann Tourjee