A few days ago, a young woman came to me with the photo above and a story. She and her family had been painting a few rooms in their house. They moved some furniture to make room. Moving the furniture, as it often does, drew her attention to some dust. She cleaned. Later, she used one of the dressers she had just dusted as a seat while she put on her makeup. It was in the way in front of her mirror, so she made do. When she got up, she looked down at the dresser and found this… 1787 etched clearly in the top. It had not been there when she dusted. It had not been there just moments before. And it wasn’t as if her sitting on the dresser could have rubbed clear the numbers that had been there forever. It was an IKEA dresser — cheap, functional, and without a doubt, not anywhere near 227 years old.
She didn’t feel scared. She felt no negative energy in the house. She was more curious. She wondered what it was and who had written it. She asked me to help.
Channeling, I learned that the spirit who had etched the date was named Tom. He was not ill-intentioned at all, he was just lost. He had encountered the woman and her family at the park. He felt safe with them, so he followed them home. He had not been with them long. And all he really wanted to do was to get home, back to the spirit realm.
I gained his permission, the Elders’ permission, and the permission of the woman who had contacted me to release him. I facilitated remotely. Because the spirit was friendly and just wanted to return to the spirit realm, and because I had been in this house and could visualize the room in which he had made his temporary shelter, this was relatively easy.
I telepathically reached out to him as my spirit guide, his spirit guide, and escort spirits joined him. I asked him if he could see them and then warmly told him that they were there to guide him home. So happy, he allowed them to wrap him up in light and guide him back to the spirit realm. He was free.
This morning, I asked if Tom might be interested in speaking with me, to tell me about his last life and about the experience of returning to the spirit realm. He agreed. Here is our channeled conversation.
Me: Hello, Tom.
Me: I am honored to speak with you.
Tom: I am honored as well.
Me: Tell me, please, how are you?
Tom: I am fine.
Me: Was there a reunion for you when you arrived home?
Tom: Yes! It was amazing. It was so wonderful to see all my friends and family again. I was so relieved, so happy. And it was so decadent!
Me: Decadent? Was there a feast?
Tom: Yes, with cooked food!
Me: Cooked food? You’ve missed cooked food, I imagine.
Tom: Ohhh, yes.
Me: What was there to eat?
Tom: Veal and hot soup, and wine.
Me: It sounds nice. Who was there to celebrate with you?
Tom: My entire soul group. Everyone came.
Me: That must have felt amazing. I can’t imagine the love, or how much they must have missed you.
Tom: We talked for days. I had missed so much, but I am all caught up now.
Me: How many lifetimes had your group lived in the time you were stuck on the Earth plane?
Tom: Some one, others up to three.
Me: I see. Do you feel like you missed out or fell behind?
Tom: No. I will catch up!
Me: How many souls are in your group?
Me: And are you excited to be back with them, and working with them again?
Me: Tell me about your group, please. I’d like to know about them. Do you have a specialization?
Tom: Yes. We work with Xe.
Me: Xe is your spirit guide?
Tom: Yes. He is a very respected elder.
Me: I see. What type of work do you do? Remember, I am still on Earth plane and do not recall.
Tom: Oh, I remember. I was there for a long, long time.
Me: (Laughing) Yes, I didn’t think you could forget so soon.
Tom: We are zoologists.
Me: (Surprised) Zoologists? So do you work with beings from another realm?
Tom: Yes. We study all sorts of animal life and relate our learning to the souls of our realm.
Me: That’s fascinating. So are you a sort of Ambassador Soul, and have you studied Design as well?
Tom: Yes. We study and share.
Me: Was your work in your most recent past life on Earth somehow related to your work in the spirit realm?
Tom: Yes. I was an explorer. I came West with Bridger.
Me: Jim Bridger? You were in his party? When were you with him?
Tom: Around 1825.
Me: 1825 is when he was in this area. I’ve read he was among the first European Americans to see the Great Salt Lake, and at about that time, yes?
Tom: Yes. I was with him. It was a sight to behold.
Me: Were you with him to document the animals of the West as you traveled?
Tom: Yes. I was a very good artist.
Me: What was your full name?
Tom: I was Thomas Wipple.
Tom: Yes. I recorded the animals we saw in our travels.
Me: How old were you when you joined the company in St. Louis and headed west?
Tom: I was 30.
Me: So that means you were born in 1792?
Me: So, Tom, what was the significance of the date 1787, the date you etched on the family’s dresser a few days ago?
Tom: When I was a boy, I borrowed a knife to etch that date into a tree. It was the year that my brother was born. I also etched the year he died. I made his grave marker.
Me: What year did he die, Tom?
Me: Your brother was very special to you?
Tom: Yes, he was.
Me: Did you finally get to reunite with him when you returned to the spirit realm?
Tom: Yes! It really was… well, no words can express.
Me: Is he a member of your soul group too?
Tom: Yes. We are reunited. And we will work together again soon on Earth.
Me: So, why did you etch 1787 into the dresser?
Tom: It is permanently etched on my soul. I remember it so well. I just thought it and it appeared on the dresser.
Me: Why did you etch on the dresser? What were you trying to do?
Tom: I wanted the woman to know I was there. I thought she might be able to help.
Me: To help you get home?
Tom: Yes, back to the spirit realm.
Me: Was there something about her that made you feel that she could help?
Tom: Yes, she was so bright. She is truly good. And shortly after, I got to return. She did help. She came to my rescue.
Me: Is there anything that you’d like to say to her?
Tom: Yes. Thank you. Thank you. And to you too. Thank you. You do beautiful work.
Me: Thank you, Tom. I am honored and happy that I could help you. I have a few last questions, if that is ok.
Me: How did you die?
Tom: Even a strong man couldn’t survive a bullet to the chest.
Me: You were shot?
Tom: It was a stray bullet.
Me: How old were you then?
Tom: I was 45.
Me: So let’s see… that was 1837. Where were you?
Tom: I was in camp.
Me: Ah. I see. And you’ve been wandering about what has become Salt Lake City ever since?
Tom: Yes. I’ve seen a lot of changes.
Me: Why didn’t you return to the spirit realm when you died? Why did you stay?
Tom: I had children. I wanted to make sure they were fine.
Me: So you stayed to watch them grow up?
Tom: Yes. And then they died, and I was stuck.
Me: So you were reunited with them as well, in the spirit realm. Are they part of your soul group?
Tom: They are not, but they came to welcome me back, and they came to the feast.
Me: Tom, I am so glad you are home. I am happy you are with your loves again. I wish you the best. Thank you for speaking with me.
Tom: Thank you as well.