Ever since I was a toddler, my Mother would say I was an odd child. I would tell her over and over again I shouldn't be here, I had already died, why was I here again? I would spend hours lying in my cot, staring at my hands asking 'who am I now?' My Mother would tell me to be quiet and not talk about it, or 'they' would lock me up. So I didn't mention it for many years, until things started to happen in my mid twenties. The house we lived in at the time became alive. Tv's would turn on, music playing the middle of the night and lights would turn on and off, you could watch the switches move and click, I was very frightened. We moved into our current home 10 years ago now, a lovely warm loving home. Then the dreams started, I would have vivid dreams and they would happen, a day, a month or a year later. I dreamt of my Father's passing, a friend's child dying, a neighbour dying, tsunamis to name but a few, the dreams were and are still relentless, an do come true. I have had out of body experinces, seen ghosts and see energy, all very odd happenings for a non believer in the spirit world to comprehend I know.
I work at a local school as a cover supervisor, I take lessons all day in the absence of the teachers. I love my work and have a wonderful connection with the students. It has been my delight in the past few years to be asked by our 'RE' department to be a guest speaker in lessons about spiritualism and life after death. I share with the students my personal experiences and why I believe in the spirit world. I always tell them this is 'my' belief and they will make their own minds up about what 'they' believe in time. I tell them to never stop asking questions, after all science is only a theory!
Last week we had a supply teacher in school covering a long term absence in the RE department. The gentleman that came used to be the head of RE in his last school. The year 9 students were studying ' why some people believe in life after death'. The students excitedly told this teacher about me as I had given them my talk the week prior. The supply teacher told the students that I was talking rubbish and a liar, that when you are dead that is it! To add insult to injury he decided to barge into my science lesson I was covering and tell me his views in front of the same year 9 students. I was most taken aback, he took delight in telling me that he was an athiest and that no human could have a spirit or soul, we are all animals, else why do we kill each other? I asked this gentleman to leave my lesson and that we would have to agree to disagree. The student's continued to tell me after he left the room that he had asked how old I was and did I have a crystal ball? ( well I do actually, but that's beside the point).
In all the years I have given my talks, I have been met with the respect and interest from the students, whom also relish sharing their experiences. They were most upset about this mans actions and couldn't understand it. Fortunatley the students and staff got behind me and this man was asked to leave the school and never come back. AS to the new long term RE cover teacher, well that's now me, much to all of our delight.
Was he one of 'Them' who my Mother said would have me locked up? I think so.
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