SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE PRESENT MOMENT and eternity lies time in the afterlife. It’s a time “zone” most of us can only access when we are switched over to the non-temporal right lobes of our brains. This happens when we sleep, meditate or engage in a composing art, such as creative writing, drawing or even cake decorating.
Ask any artist how accurate his time-gauging skills are when he’s creating something and you’re sure to hear that, without the aid of a timer alarm, he’d be utterly oblivious to such a left-brain task as getting to a dentist appointment on time. So, although our non-temporal right brains might seem rather useless in this left-brained workaday world, they are indispensable when it comes to creating art, meditating, and doing psychic/medium work.
After 20 years of doing afterlife communications with my clients’ loved ones and pets, timing still remains a factor when it comes to who I’m able to contact on the Other Side and how well his or her messages come through. One of the great advantages a professional medium can have is in scheduling appointments with clients. When we agree upon a mutually convenient date and time to do a session, it seems the loved one we wish to contact makes a note of it, too. Such prearranged sessions seem to give the dead time to take part in the session, that is, as opposed to expecting impromptu messages from a departed relative or friend at the drop of a hat. Admittedly, some spirits start feeding me identifying information about themselves a day or two ahead of time, and, sometimes, a spirit will start relaying specifics to me before such a session has even been scheduled!
I remember the first time this happened to me. The image of a red-haired, middle-aged man popped into my head from nowhere and said emphatically, “I had paintings of ships on my walls.” At first I was tempted to write it off as some sort of mediumistic channel drift. But, when it matched the description of the dead dad of a new client who called me two days later, I realized I had just been reminded of one of the important truths of the afterlife: the dead can see into the future. How far into the future? Decades, sometimes. But in the case of Peter Bue, one of the spirits with whom I speak regularly for his local widow, 21 days seems to be the average length of his foresight.
On June 5, 2007, Peter made his first world prediction to his widow, Laura, and me. He said, “Some harm might befall Pope Benedict XVI.” Roughly seven hours later, according to The New York Times and CNN.com, a “clearly deranged” man sprang over a barricade at St. Peter’s Square and appeared to grab the back of the uncovered popemobile in which the pontiff was riding. Fortunately, security guards subdued the man and the pope proceeded unscathed.
Since that time, Peter has made 33 correct world predictions during our medium sessions. They’ve ranged from the widely reported UFO sightings in Stephensville, Texas, on the night of Jan. 8, 2008, to the collision of two nuclear submarines (one British and one French) on Aug. 18, 2009, to the foiled terrorist attack plan on Buckingham Palace, reported by the Daily Telegraph on Aug. 19, 2009. All of them were documented in printed-out emails between Laura and me. And, while these predictions have most often come to pass within two weeks, they’ve shown an average manifestation rate of 21 days.
But I’m certainly not the only medium who has kept track of the timing of those in the afterlife. In the 1960s, Friedrich Jurgenson began making note of the details of his electronic voice phenomena communications, and he observed many things about the timing of the dead. Almost all of the messages he received came before 10 p.m. He never got messages during solar-flare or northern-light activities, and the communications always stopped when a thunderstorm was approaching.
It’s likely we’ll all be spending a lot of time in the afterlife, and this certainly seems to make it a subject worthy of the time we need to learn more about it.