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Hail Mary Full of Grace

Throughout my years of paranormal experiences, I have come to understand that Spirit sends the comfort and advance warning of future events. Our Creator is a God of love and compassion. I believe each of us is an extension of God's Spirit in this world. If we ever have knowledge of others that may need encouragement, it is important to follow through to give that emotional support and love when they need it most. Sometimes having an "intuition" or "gut feeling" may be the only reason that moves you to seek out a person who stays in your thoughts. There may not be any rational reason for acting on this.

On a Tuesday around 5:00 p.m. in July 2004, I was walking out my door to make a trip to town. I had plans to eat at a local restaurant that I frequently visit. Spirit said, "Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee." I thought it strange to hear this as I have always attached this statement to the Catholic faith. I was raised in a Southern Baptist Children's Home. I have many friends and clients who are Catholic.

As I drove the twenty minutes to the restaurant, I began to ask Spirit for divine guidance as to the meaning of this. I asked how this related to me. I asked how I could deliver this message in the best way possible. Within ten minutes, I had a strong feeling of "intuitiveness" to call my sister-in-law. She lives out of state. She and her family are Catholic.

I shared with her the reason for my call. I listened to her share with me the events of her past week. She had a lot of emotional stress in her life. She told me that she had been praying to Mary for help, guidance, and emotional support. She was feeling as if no one around her could help her with her disabled husband. She was really stressed and under a lot of physical exhaustion.

She said even her dreams were keeping her awake. She was waking up while crying in her sleep. She was not getting enough rest and was tired during the day when she needed to care for her husband.

I told her that the Spirit of Mary was letting her know that her prayers were being heard, and that she is not alone in this world. I was to tell her to seek out others who can help her in this time of exhaustion and lack of sleep.

I realized that being on the phone with her gave her a chance to vent some of her emotional distress. The other awareness I had was that "someone else" was listening to her prayers. And it seems that I was the "bridge" or the link that would take the message to her. The message was given specifically in the way that she could most relate in times of spiritual crisis. She had a very close spiritual connection with Mary. This call I made to her was an affirmation for her that God was near when she was praying for help.

After my phone call was complete, I ordered my meal. I chatted with a server who was an acquaintance of mine. When I have a new "spirit story," I usually share it with him. I briefly told him what had happened prior to my coming to the restaurant. Before I left the restaurant, I told him that maybe he should tell his male doctor friend, who works in Peru, about this spirit message. His friend was a medical intern in residence in Peru. I can't say why I felt the urge to pass that message along to the doctor in Peru. He told me later that he spoke with his friend in Peru and told him what I said, "Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee." His friend is Catholic.

Seven days later, I receive a phone call that his friend in Peru was very upset because a very close friend, who was a female medical intern in residence, had killed herself with an overdose. She was 25 years old and had suffered from depression. His doctor friend in Peru had tried to keep an eye on her to make sure she was okay. He was concerned even more so when he heard my message about the story "Hail Mary" because he had heard this woman praying that prayer when she was depressed that week.

The doctors on duty were very busy with the patients. The doctor's friend fell asleep after many long hours on his feet. He woke up in the residence dorm and went to check on her. She would not wake up. She had taken an overdose. She left no message behind for anyone. The doctor tried to revive her in the ambulance, but she died on the way. He was very upset and blamed himself for not getting to her in time, even though he had received a "warning" about a potential tragedy.

Each person who reads this true story will have to decide the spiritual meaning and messages in it. It is obvious that "someone else" was looking out for these two women who were crying out "Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee." These women were holding on to their spiritual faith in times of great distress. I am sure both of these women wanted a positive outcome.

How can we know when someone is in distress when we are miles away? We can be open to listening to Spirit. We can be open to taking the messages where our intuition leads us. That is all we can do. We are human and God is the source of true help and healing. What we cannot understand, we leave to God.

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