I just remembered a remarkable story I must tell you all. Some of my readers may already remember and know this memory. I wanted to get it written down before I’m fif…fi.fffff…um, not 49 anymore and could maybe start to forget things more than I already do.
So going waaay back to when I was still working at my former job, a little money came our way so the staff could partake in some fun and hopefully help to prevent burnout. Burnout was common at my workplace as we worked with persons with HIV. This story happened before the magic cocktails came out which changed the face of HIV/AIDS. In our half of the world anyway.
So the mighty ED (executive director, not erectile dysfunction) (ahem) selected a team, a committee, a bunch of suckers if you will, to plan a magical FUN DAY with the emphasis being on the FUN. There was a scavenger hunt and all kinds of things I now forget. I do remember how hard my co-workers on the committee slaved to make sure everyone had fun. Except the committee didn’t have any fun. They were too busy. I want to acknowledge them now. I bow to you all and kiss your lovely feet.
Now here my memory is leaky; I know I volunteered to do stuff but I think I only ended up doing one thing. And that’s where Mulva came in.
I think this was a time where I was at the height of my bipolar disorder and definitely on an upwards slope and not close to crashing. I was/am totally addicted to the internet and all its lovely sites and sounds. One day I came across a sight that was sort of Magic 8 Ball and sort of Tarot Card that would “read” you by sensing your fingers on the keys.
With that, I had an amazing, impossible idea.
I decided to transform myself and become the glorious, mysterious Mulva, Seer extraordinaire. I wore the only dress I had at the time, a long black number with an outer layer of lace. I know it sounds glamorous but on me it just made me look frumpier. It was long-sleeved and made from some heavy material. I added RED lipstick, generous amounts of mascara and dark blue eyeshadow and liner. This would have been in July.
Mulva showed up at work with many scarves, rings and attitude. She took off her shoes almost as soon as she got there. She was shown to the office where she was to weave magic from the laptop assigned to her for just that purpose.
Okay, I cannot write in the third person. So to continue…
It didn’t take me very long to realize how damned hot it was in there.
My first habitué was one of the women who worked in the building. Well, they all worked in the building. We got down to business. I was so cute and made noises and chanted. I had her in stitches. Then I asked her to lay her hands upon the laptop. The seer on the site spit out some drivel which I tried to interpret it for her.
Then came the next part of my schtick. The night before, I had my then 5-year-old daughter help me paint small, shiny, smooth rocks with nail polish with random designs. She did insist on making a wish for the recipient before and after painting the rocks. She did this by closing her eyes, holding the rock close to her heart and smiling as she wished in her head. So cute at that age. Then they turn 14. I was intrigued what this could mean for the chosen. I was also wondering how I was going to get all that nail polish off my little girl. The rocks were then put into a velvet bag for me to take to work the next day. Carly kissed the velvet bag with its magic stones before she went to bed.
So this lovely nurse reached into the bag to find the rock that was magically especially for her. I was to interpret the rock and the enchanted design then give my impressions to her. I babbled about something, we laughed some more and out she went with me right behind her with my scarves fanning her aura out of the room to make room for the next person.
Drama queen is Mulva indeed.
So this went on for hours. I was really hot in my stupid dress (I wore pantyhose too! What was I thinking!?) and I was getting tired. Someone thought to bring me water. Then a Diet Pepsi. Better.
Then the most remarkable thing happened with the 5th or so person who was looking for some psychic satisfaction in their lives.
I didn’t know her at all. She just started working there and didn’t work in the same section as I so our paths rarely crossed. She wasn’t at all gleeful as the others had been. She was very serious and rather intense. I reminded her this was all in fun and she said great. She wanted some fun.
Something hit me then. A picture of a young blond man, laughing in a photograph. Then, not being able to help myself, I closed my eyes and saw water and blond hair and tasted salt in my mouth. My eyes were still closed as I spoke. I could hear the woman’s silent tears. She asked me to please tell her what the man looked like. I described the man in the photo: his appearance and how he was so happy. He was looking down at someone not shown and holding out his hand to them.
The room was so hot. I could feel the sweat running down my back and even in my closed eyes. She blew her nose and handed me a tissue for my own tears. So much for all my make up. I opened my eyes and looked into hers. They were the same as the man in the photo. I waited, confused and even shocked a little by what just happened and by her reaction.
“My brother drowned last year while he was sailing off the coast of BC. I’ve been hoping and praying that he’s happy and safe and will be my new baby’s guardian angel. You described him perfectly.”
I told her, besides the water vision and everything, I thought the photograph I saw showed where he is now; happy and content to watch over his family.
She left after I read her stone. I had to take a break for a while and headed for the door. When I stepped out into the hall, at least 30 people scrambled to their feet, all waiting to see the Mysterious Mulva.
I saw everyone that day and there were more odd things. One more that stands out in my memory is of one of my co-workers. I knew already she was retiring so that wasn’t news. I didn’t bother with the laptop any more since it just became silly; there were some serious things happening here without it.
So she selected her stone, held it in her hand, and closed her eyes and made a wish. This is what I had everyone do. She handed the stone to me. It was so hot, I dropped it. We both laughed nervously but I let her pick it up. Once again I reached for it. Before I could complete the gesture I said “Africa”.
Taking the stone in my hand I looked at her. Her face was non-committal. Then I studied the stone. I said to her, “I don’t know why I’m thinking this but there’s a new baby coming to your house. I think the baby is from Africa and has the most beautiful dark skin. But the house I see isn’t the house you have now, it’s a different one. You’re moving soon.”
I looked at the stone again. “That’s all I have.” I looked at her expectantly.
She didn’t say much, just thanked me and left really fast. She looked angry.
Things were winding down. I was exhausted and amazed at how strong my intuition became the more I used it. There were countless examples throughout that day. I was so hot and couldn’t wait to get out of that dress, burn it then sue the pantyhose company.
My co-worker came to my office a week later to tell me that they were indeed moving; buying a house big enough for her, her husband, her married daughter and her husband. Her daughter just received the news that the baby they hoped to adopt was going to be arriving from South Africa at the end of the month.
I had no words. She said she had wanted to make sure I wasn’t messing with her, that I didn’t already have the information before we met. She really thought I had been and it made her pretty angry. The clincher for her was when the news came of the arrival of her new grandchild after our session. No one knew of this arrangement with the house and the baby except for the 4 people involved.
So what does it all mean? I don’t know. I don’t care. There are lots of things that have happened for which I have no explanation for. But that’s just it. I don’t need one. It’s just one of the things that have been with me for most of my life. It was just never so strong as when I saw 40 or 50 people in one day and really focused. I made my intuition work overtime.
I’m glad it worked and it worked for them.
One day we’ll talk about when I see dead people.
PS I’m taking my meds and they are working fine. Lighten up a little.