DATELINE: Sweet Augurs
You may come to wonder how serendipity causes a trio of augurs to show up on your doorstep in one week.
Here, at my haunted home, there is never a doubt that serendipity is the direct action of some spirits from another dimension.
In the grand scheme of good portents of the future, we have been quite lucky to find these arriving: the colors are as spectacular as the items. Gold and white: symbols of positive energy.
After a tropical deluge, we discovered a flat white piece of quartz sat alongside the driveway where it was not a day before. We might think it washed across a lawn and deposited itself in a visible spot.
We might think, like frogs dropping in a rainstorm, the small white stone dropped like manna from heaven, however un-gravitational the theory is.
We do know that 100 years ago a previous resident of my neighborhood was an inveterate rock collector at age 10. He went seeking geological anomalies around the pathways. When he moved to Waikiki Beach in 1900, he went climbing Diamond Head searching for volcanic stones.
Percy was his name, and it almost feels as if Percy may have left his calling card in the flat white stone. It came to us like something from his collection.
If white quartz has any special meaning, experts of the occult will tell you it opens your mind to receiving and learning new ideas. It also has the power of patience in its feel and look; you will not be less than tactful in dealing with the world.
Above all else, you can thank white quartz, discovered by accident, to create situations not limited by stressful responsibilities.
These are the points of wisdom from centuries of soothsayers and fortune tellers. For an oldster, the white quartz likely will improve memory and concentration, not small feats.
Not long after came the next augur of something special.
We’ve never been one to believe in totem animals as our patron. Yet, having lived in urban areas for decades, to find Nature outside the window in summer has been illuminating.
We have never seen a gold finch in person and up close until now. And, twice in a week, the itsy bird with the black-tipped wings has flown up to the window as I sip coffee and gaze out.
The first visit he stayed longer and peered at me, and the next he seemed to check on my well-being later in the day.
Again, those purveyors of prophecy will tell you that the gold finch holds special symbolism.
The gold finch is known to bring with his visit the promise of brighter days and the insurance of achieving your dreams.
It seems the gold finch chooses you and presents you with his gift to appreciate beauty and art. If you are on your journey to spiritual well-being, you will find the talent to be what you need to become, no matter how old you are.
How can the appearance of these three augurs be an accident of fate? They seem part of a larger haunting spirit that stays in this enchanted home where I now live.
If ever I wondered why I found this place and why I am here, it no longer matters. A force has engulfed me in my new and final phase of life.
One moment seldom defines a lifetime unless you happen to be on the Titanic, at Gettysburg, or in the Alamo. Some spirits are enhanced by these fateful occurrences. If you are lucky, you may find a guide to take you along their mystical journey across time and space.