I have seen things. I have seen things that are unexplainable. I have experienced things that are unexplainable (to me). I am not looking to titillate. I am not trying to exaggerate or advertise something. I have seen and experienced things that suggest something other-worldly. Of course, at this point some will stop reading. Goodbye. I do not need to self-promote or try to win anyone over with a ghost tale. That is not this. I wish I could have orchestrated my childhood differently.
My mother was a self-proclaimed witch (I just lost a few more readers). She held seances and read tarot cards. My sisters and I laughed about crazy mom doing crazy things. But we… well, I saw things.
Later in life I got caught up in a cult of sorts. It was a respectable cult by neighborhood standards. I believe it was a cult in the mentality that it generated among some (not all) of its worshippers. We were pushed to achieve something with our time here on earth – not a bad concept per se. I put myself out there and followed a prescribed mindset that came to me from others — sincere others that believed certain aspects of behavior were good and certain aspects of behavior were evil. I am not arguing with that belief, and I will not go into details on that, or issues of judgement, but I will continue to focus on this – I have seen and experienced things.
My oldest sister is probably one of the more stable people that I have ever known. She was in a profession for decades that demanded stability. Lives depended on her stability and her judgement. She did not fail. As a teen she experienced things that freaked her out. She told me about them and I shot verbal doubt arrows into everything she said, while I covered up the goosebumps on my arms. I won’t focus right now on what she said happened, but I believed her. She is the real deal when it comes to level headed assessment of strange things.
I came to Jesus in a dream. Let me rephrase; Jesus came to me in a dream. We spoke without opening our mouths, and goodbye to those who have already made up their minds about me. We communicated by spirit. Jesus told me things about me that no one else knew. He predicted things to me that I eventually did. He knew me through and through. But this is not what I am writing about.
I have seen and experienced things that I could not explain. I have seen spiritual leaders (in my opinion) abuse spiritual powers and do things that should not be done. I have seen a trio of spiritual leaders rip spiritual gifts off of one person and throw them over onto another person. It was punishment for lack of complete, unequivocal, unquestioned obedience. I was one of those two people. It is difficult to explain what was done, but we (people in general and you and I in particular) are more than what our outer person exhibits. We are spirit beings. Some people have truly come to understand that they can do things with their thoughts and words that others scoff at. We are more than just flesh, bone, water, blood, emotions, hopes, and dreams. We are spirit beings. We can do more than we know. We can do things for good. We can do things for bad. It is our choice.
Between Day and Night. Kim Cline 2019