A Secret Grave 6: Everything Comes True

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Gharith pressed the on button of his tape recorder, closed his eyes and was silent for a few minutes. I’m not a nail biter but if I had been, I would have chewed them all off while he was meditating with his guides or whatever. Instead, I told myself to empty my mind so he wouldn’t be able to read my thoughts. When he finally began it was in a voice filled with empathy and intelligence. “You have an elderly mother who lives in a different city.”

I nodded. That was true. My mother lived in New York.

“She’s about to pass on.” His eyes were still closed and he shook his head as if he was seeing something distasteful. “She hasn’t always been the easiest person, but she’s going to help you in the end – you’ll see.”

I asked him what he meant. My mother was housebound and demented. I didn’t see how she could help anyone.

“She will point out a new way or direction for you.”

Well that sounded like a lot of mumbo jumbo, but as it turned out, he was right. My mother  pushed me into transforming my life and becoming a painter just as her days ended in 2005.

“She loves you very much. You may not believe that now, but it will become clear at her death.”

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Franyo & Nicky

Franyo & me

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After talking about my mother, he cycled through a number of other subjects such as: there would be trouble with an inheritance, I would be the victim of family feuds, my sister and I would stop speaking to one another, I would be united with a cousin I didn’t currently know whose name began with a “K.” (Shit if he wasn’t right! A few months later I received a letter that began: “You don’t know me, but I’m a relative.” Her name was Kathy. It turned out our grandfathers were brothers who basically sat shiva for one another after a falling out.) The predictions just seemed to roll off his tongue without my asking a single question. Some of them were about mundane things, like: “You’re going to get new patio furniture.” Others were more profound: “Your marriage may look like it’s breaking up, but that’s not the case. You have many years of happiness together.”

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Nicky & George

George & I, Present Day

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The most important prediction for the story I’m telling you now had to do with my health. Gharith predicted I would have serious problems with arthritis. “But you know what,” he said. “There’s a doctor here in town who will fix it. Not an ordinary doctor, but some sort of healer who uses,” he squinted his eyes, “lights or maybe magnets. Weird woo woo stuff. But don’t be put off. You’ll see. It’ll work.” He squinted his eyes again, then laughed. “This doctor is pretty weird. I see him in a bow tie and there’s a lot of stuff going on around him, some of it a little dark. He sure is talented, though. Pity he can’t cure himself.”

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C.G. Jung Quote ASG 6 - 2

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To be continued…

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Cover Photo ~ Eva Blue, banksy – peaceful hearts doctor – 3, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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2 Comments

  • Amati Rina says:

    Fantastic ! It was great to read 5 ( or 6?) episodes at once ! Thank you for sharing yourself so honestly – great gift ! Very inspiring and thrilled to discover that you live your live in such reverence and respect …. This story seems fresher than Franyo – probably because it’s all on the ‘I ‘ perspective and life with Franyo has more than likely left many scars that take years to completely forgive with detachment !
    Great job ! I can’t wait to read more

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