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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Universal Birthday Gift

Our most precious gifts are those we cannot buy.

Last Sunday, a few days before my birthday was due, I received a universal gift that meant more to me than anything purchased for a million dollars could have. As I clicked on my computer that morning I noticed I had a message. Holding my breath I clicked on the familiar image. Yes!! I couldn’t hold back the warm tears as I took in what had been sent to me and who had sent it.

It was a computer generated photo with the following poem:

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints of snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there I did not die.

The man who sent this beautiful presentation has not been “visible” in my life since last spring. He is a very special soul mate and I have missed his wit, quick mind and spiritual enlightenment very much. Sometimes things happen to temporarily part even the closest of souls. It is often a necessary step to give one of the pair or perhaps both space to catch up and adjust. This growth period seems like an eternity.

In a very short time I learned much from this beautiful soul. He epitomizes the quote “The healthiest exercise for the heart is to reach down and lift someone up.”

Most importantly he taught me that what I see is exactly that and I do not need to justify it to anyone; that I Am the only soul in charge of MY life; to practice patience and letting go (whether I want to or not) and to accept the oneness of the universe. Although I suspect it was not entirely his idea, I also learned to shine my light and not hide behind anyone or anything.

I don’t know what will happen next, but I asked the Archangel Jophiel, who has never let me down, to send an angel to whisper in his ear, “I love you.” When I came home from running errands today there was a small gold angel on the floor inside my front door.

I am very grateful to the universe for giving me the best birthday gift I have ever received. I sincerely thank you!


  1. This is beautiful, Barbara. May your birthday be blessed with all that is good and peaceful.