I have had a debate going on in my head for a long time. I am a very spiritual person but I don’t devote myself to a particular religion. I don’t grace the interior of a church on a regular basis but I do believe in a higher power and life beyond this place we call our reality.
As I child I had a few “imaginary” friends. I don’t recall their names, nor do I remember how long they graced me with their presence but I know, undoubtedly, that they were there. I watched a movie years ago called ‘Heart and Souls’ with Robert Downey Jr. and the discussion I was used to only having in my head came barreling, full force, into my here and now. Perhaps the innocence of my childhood allowed me to hear things beyond my three-dimensional limitations. Just maybe my mind was permitted to be open to hearing the spirits that chose to help me on my journey through this physical world and those voices in my head were not merely conjured by childhood imagination.
Similar to the plot line in the movie, those sounds in my head were slowly extinguished as I got older. As my childhood innocence was replaced by teenage angst and the stress of being a young adult, the voices were unable to permeate the reality that had stolen my youth. My ability to connect with those ethereal intonations was replaced by the clanging, brash sounds of adulthood.
I have been to mediums and people who are able to channel the spirits of those who have moved beyond the physical world. Some have been a pure hoax and some have been truly blessed with the ability to connect with those voices that wait patiently on the other side for those who are able to hear them and willing to listen. Through those people I have learned more about spirit guides and souls who have passed but are still connected to my soul.
I can occasionally hear those murmurs again. Faint whispers land gently on my ears, each with their own unique way of communicating. I like to believe that those voices have always been with me but I became too surrounded by the cacophony of life to hear them. I take solace in the fact that I am never truly alone and if I listen closely enough, if I really stretch myself beyond the closed walls of my mind, the whispers of those friends and family will follow me through this journey into whatever adventures lay in wait for me after this one.