Dear Friends, Drodzy Przyjaciele, Cari Amici,

Yesterday I came into the house where I am renting a room in the upper level and saw a cardboard box sitting on the clothes Dryer. (The entrance that I use is through the back porch and right as I come in there is a Washer and Dryer that I am able to use.)

As I walked past the Dryer and the Box, I felt a Presence and it made me look back to see if there was anyone coming in the house behind me. No one was there. I went up to my room and got my laundry and took it downstairs and got it washing. I kept feeling like someone was in the house, but the other woman who lives here was work and her car was gone. So it was not her.

Working at my desk I remained rather distracted and I actually was getting a little nervous, only because that feeling that there was Another Person in the house was So Strong! I was glad it was daylight outside and that the owner would be coming home before nightfall. I don’t usually get nervous like that anymore, but I could not make sense of this deep gut feeling that Someone Else was in the house…when there was No One In Sight.

My clothes finished washing and I took them out of the washer and was moving them into the Dryer when my heart started pounding so hard and that Presence was Suddenly So Close!

My eyes were fixated on that Box…and the top was just folded over…and although it did not belong to me, I lifted the lid slightly…

In the Box on the Dryer was an Urn, with Cremated Remains of my landlady’s father who had died recently. I found out this morning that she had gotten them up yesterday from the funeral home where they have been for a couple of months and dropped them off in the house before heading to work and that is why they were sitting on the Dryer. She did not have time to decide where she wants to keep them until she buries them so just left them there temporarily.

I was Relieved to know why I had been feeling so certain that there was another of Presence in the House. It has given me pause to think deeply today about Life, Death, Bodies, Ashes, Presence and Perception.

Especially this Holy Week.

With Love and Peace, Z Miłości i Pokoju, Con Amore e Pace,

I Remain,

Gabriel Orion Marie

* For those of you who may not know, I have published a series of three books that tell the story of my recovery and healing from profoundly intense physical, sexual and spiritual abuse. These books have dozens of paintings that I did during my process and those paintings are a core form of communication I used in my Healing. These books are available on Amazon. I hope you will read them and pass them on to others !

This White House (Book One), Going Sane (Book Two) and A Spectacular Dawn (Book Three)