“Wake up, wake up! Don’t go back to sleep!”
“What is it?” I ask them. “Go outside and meet us there.”
It’s 6AM. It’s dark. And it’s cold. How easy would it be to just turn around and pretend I hadn’t heard. But I couldn’t do that. Not anymore. Not after all we had gone through together and all the beauty they had guided me to. I step out of bed, get myself into yesterday’s jeans and sweater and slip out the door.
I turn to my right and start walking. It is a clear morning. Not a cloud in the sky. Stars shining bright as ever. I turn left and then right again, now approaching the large steel gates.
“Why the cemetery?”, I ask out loud.
“Because this used to be your biggest fear and we want you to understand how far you have come.” As I walk through the gates and onto the land of the death, the full moon appears in my view; her beauty taking my breath away. For a brief moment I pause, taking in the full scope of the scenario that is playing itself out. A woman. At the cemetery. During full moon. Talking to energy beings from another realm. Wait? What?! How could this be happening?! Was this not something we used to get killed for?
I smile at the moon as I continue my walk amidst the stones. “You ladies are good”, I mumble underneath my breath, still in awe of the freedom we have today even if it feels so very different sometimes.
“Now you listen. For we have things to say....”