I love it so much when little seemingly-unrelated events come together to show me a bigger picture. I had a series of experiences last week that, on their own, didn't seem like much but once I put them together, they showed me how spirit works to give me the messages I need.
It started with The Tonight Show. One of my highest priorities these days is to get as many belly laughs as possible. Jimmy Fallon is one of my favourites and his show never disappoints. He had Tom Cruise on as a guest, and as they prepared for a Mad Libs sketch, Jimmy asked Tom for a series of words to fill in the blanks.
Jimmy asked Tom for a female relative and then a female name to go with it. Tom said 'Aunt' and then 'Ingrid'. Really? Is that the first female name that comes to mind for anyone, much less one of the biggest movie stars in the world? Well, it just so happens that Ingrid is my mother's name, so my ears perked up.
A little further into this process, Jimmy asked Tom for the name of a celebrity. Pretty wide open category, right? Maybe he could say Oprah or Jimmy Fallon or John Travolta, but nope. He said, get this, Ingrid Bergman! What? She is a lovely woman and a fine actress from days gone by, but how on earth did he come up with her? And the name Ingrid, twice in three minutes? Bizarre!
My mother has been gone for over nine years now, and I think of her almost every day. As I watched the show, I came to the conclusion that my mother was saying hello to me. This is the 'sign' we look for from our loved ones who have passed on, a how-do-you-do and I am just fine.
Fast forward a couple of days, and I was doing my homework from the course I am taking with Angelologist Kyle Gray. My assignment was to meditate, then write down my Spiritual Board of Directors, those beings of light who are 100% reliable in supporting and loving me. I am asked to choose 5 or 6 beings. To my left, I see AA Michael. To my right, AA Raphael. In front of me, AA Gabriel, and behind me, my guardian angel. I wait a little longer and I come up with Reiki, the spiritually-guided life force energy pouring over me like a shower of celestial light. That is five. It should be enough but it doesn't seem complete.
Then it hits me. It's Ingrid! My mother is on my Spiritual Board of Directors! She spoke to me through the tv show to remind me that she is still around, and that she is here forever to provide love and guidance whenever I need it! And then I saw her go directly into my heart. Thanks, Bestemor. I am pretty sure you are the CEO of my Board!
For the full interview between Jimmy and Tom, check this out. I hope you find it as funny as I do! www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iClgRjmTvc