“Why is direct … to beings in other … a natural ability for a few people and yet … … so many … piece of this puzzle revealed itself to me during a casualco
“Why is direct connection to beings in other dimensions a
natural ability for a few people and yet seemingly impossible
for so many others?”
A piece of this puzzle revealed itself to me during a casual
conversation with a dear friend. Lois is a delightful,
adventurous, spunky woman well into her eighties. She shared how
she’d been opening up spiritually for sixty years, but was still
unable to see or talk with her spirit guides-St. Germain, Jesus
and Sai Baba-or with angels and nature spirits.
“So many times I’ll feel a warmth akin to a presence in the room
with me. The connection gives me a vivid sense of serenity and
comfort. But that’s as far as it goes.”
Questioning her, I learned she sometimes feel an energy
emanating from her plants, but is never able to see the plant’s
aura or subtle body, or to have a dialogue with the spirit of
“Keith,” she implored, “How do I do it? How can I connect with
my guides and my plants in a more conscious and meaningful way?”
Her expression and words were so poignant. Then a faint glow
began to radiate from the little houseplant she had on the
breakfast table. As Lois continued to express her longing to
interact more directly with nonphysical friends, the light at
the center of the plant shown brighter and brighter.
I knew the light was the deva, the nature spirit, of this plant.
Upon my recognition of its presence, the fairy deva shone so
brilliantly it almost hurt my eyes. I breathed a sigh of relief.
Obviously, this dramatic light demonstration was a direct
response to Lois’ prayers and desires. I speculated to myself,
This is great. Here’s her answer. Thank you, Spirit! Pointing to
the brilliant glow radiating from the heart of the plant, I
exclaimed, “Well, there you go! There’s your answer.”
Lois said nothing. She simply sat there with a puzzled look on
her face, staring in the direction of my outstretched finger. ”
What answer? I don’t see anything unusual. I don’t understand
what you’re pointing at!”
She didn’t see the light. She saw nothing! “What about that
light there, Lois,” I coached. “That deva, that fairy, that
She strained and squinted. She still didn’t see anything unusual.
I urged, “Do you sense anything? Do you feel a presence, a
warmth, any unusual sensation at all?”
Discouraged, she sighed and responded, “No, nothing.”
By now I was perplexed and becoming extremely frustrated. I
asked my inner knowing, “How can I help her?” The plant spirit
spoke right up:
“Ask her: ‘If you saw me, would you tell anyone?'”
I took the deva’s cue. I softly inquired, “Lois, if you saw the
glow of this deva right now . . . if you communicated with it in
some way . . . would you tell anyone?”
“No, absolutely not!” she replied immediately, abruptly sitting
up straight in her chair. “I’ve gotten in such trouble talking
about things like that. You can lose friends that way.”
Lois’ reply was so terse and fearful, I realized instantly why
she never experienced spiritual visions, multisensory awareness
or communications with other dimensions. The barrier was her own
unconsciously held, internal, emotional belief system. She
believed if she communicated with the nonphysical world and
people found out, they would think she was a foolish old woman.
Lois was afraid people would say she was crazy. This, in turn,
would cause her an enormous degree of shame. Lois was in denial.
Unconsciously, of course, as with all denial. She was actually
refusing contact, blocking herself from opening to the
connection she so desperately longed for in her life.
Now I understood. I thought to myself, Each of us is in charge
of what kind of spiritual experiences we can and do have. By the
receptivity level of our own unconscious, emotional beliefs, we
determine how much we can open to the full array of all the
possible dimensions and aspects of life. We are the keepers and
creators of our own magic and miracles.
I shared my insight with Lois. She definitely saw how she
psychologically hindered her own ability to have the spiritual
experiences for which she so longed. I assisted Lois to feel,
release and integrate her strong emotions about publicly
expressing her natural spiritual abilities. After a short while,
Lois was much lighter and a lot freer of the vibration generally
called “fear. She felt very open to the possibility of
developing her innate spiritual skills no matter who found out
The last time I connected with Lois, she reported she’s seeing a
distinct glow around certain flowers in her garden. She’s also
feeling a definite, strong presence and a long-desired
tranquility when speaking to her roses. Last week, a daffodil
actually talked back!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Drawing from the wisdom of native and ancient spiritual traditions, Keith Varnum shares his 30 years of practical success as an author, personal coach, acupuncturist, filmmaker, radio host, restaurateur, vision quest guide and international seminar leader (The Dream Workshops). Keith helps people get the love, money and health they want with his FREE “Prosperity Ezine” at www.TheDream.com.