In my work as a clairvoyant, I've had amazing psychic coincidences. And they don't always come through me. This one came through a client's dream...
An hour before she arrived, I was chopping some garlic for a marinade…and I know this will sound strange, but at the time, I was thinking about puke.
You see, a while ago a stranger threw up on our back stoop. The event was an anomaly as life goes around here, but nonetheless disturbing. Anyway, after cleaning it up, I cleansed the energy around my reading area by laying some crystals along the windowsill and burning some sage.
And so it was while chopping that garlic—just before my client arrived—that I was thinking, "I hope the crystals worked." And it was at this moment that I received a text from a friend in Hawaii that read:
"Derek, last night I had a dream that a playful tiger had my whole hand, up to mid-wrist, in its warm, salivating, clamped-shut mouth. It felt really good...What do you think it means?"
Since I was cooking, I wasn't in the headspace to reply right away. I prefer to separate work-time as work-time, and playtime as playtime. I thought, "I'll reply during work-time."
In anticipation of my client's arrival, I cleaned up the kitchen and washed my hands (hand-washing has become one of my pre-reading rituals).
Shortly thereafter, my client rang the bell and I went out to receive her.
When we reentered the apartment...Whew! The place was rather fragrant with garlic! Thank God for spring! I opened some windows.
There's an 'unknown knower' within us: a part of us that knows what we don't consciously recognize. This facet of our knowledge is often revealed through our dreams, but also random thoughts. Pay special attention to thoughts you have when you're meditating over a repetitive activity, like chopping vegetables.
Towards the end of the session she said, "Can I share a dream with you? I'm not sure what it means."
"Of course," I said.
"Last night, I dreamt that after eating garlic, I threw up some blue gemstones. I read that gemstones signified healing in some way...I don't know about that...but in my dream, I turned around and there was a tiger in my house! I froze, terrified. But then it walked up to me, and affectionately licked my face! It was such a wonderful feeling. What do you think it means?"
Can you imagine my facial expression at that moment? I was thinking, "What the hell is going on?"
Have you ever had a coincidence where you just ‘know’ the Universe is tapping you on the shoulder? How do you interpret it?
For some reason, all I could think of was French class where we learn to conjugate verbs. I mean a dream is a kind of foreign language, isn’t it? Let’s call it The Symbolic Tongue, and rather than verbs, let’s say we’re called upon to conjugate symbols: garlic, puke, gemstones, and the luscious tongues of tigers...
In my initial assessment of the situation, I think I might have mentioned the film Rosemary's Baby at one point. Wasn't garlic one of the key ingredients to the exorcism?
In any case, considering my desire to cast out the puke with gemstones, I thought my client's dream served as a positive sign— not only of my own ritual's success, but of hers as well (she may have had her own story of purging).
Dreams are, indeed, precious gems, offering us many facets of meaning. Perhaps that's what makes them so captivating.
I thought that this particular jewel served to coax my client into the idea that she herself was full of gems of wisdom (she was looking for the best platform to express them). Then again, perhaps some of the 'wisdom' she sought to convey was better off 'thrown up', or discarded. Dreams are often paradoxical this way.
And what of the tiger? One of the crystals I used was tiger's eye. It's the tall brown stone in the photo above. There's a famous tarot card (number 11) that is often called Strength. It features a woman prying open a lion's mouth.
Metaphorically, it reflects an ability to conquer fear. But it also mirrors the process of being tamed, or working with disciplines. The tiger in each of these dreams teaches us that fears are sometimes unwarranted; scary situations can turn out surprisingly well.
Psychic coincidences are occurring all around us, all the time. If you want to unlock the door to your own psychic experience, you are holding the key.
Here is a mental exercise you can perform to open that door: Take a private moment to observe a key in your mind's eye. Say to it, "I am paying attention. I'm looking for an affirming coincidence." Then imagine inserting that key into a door, and opening it...
Your coincidence will usually follow within three days, if, on each of those days, you wonder about it.
In French class I learned the phrase, "bonne courage!"