ontinued: California/The Ghost at the
Brass Rail Inn
We woke up the next morning to a nice suprise; My friends little
white dog had delivered her puppies inside of a fallen redwood
tree. We could not see the puppies yet could hear them. It would
be a few weeks before they wandered out into the open to explore
their new world. I began my mile walk to work in such a happy
state of being. New life and new beginnings were on my mind.
When I arrived at work to waitress, that morning, I greeted
all of the other ladies in the kitchen and we began our daily
routine and preparing for a busy lunch hour. About 2 and a half
hours into my shift, I had totally forgotten about the "vision"
I had the day before, and about my visitor and his message to
me. Usually, I had spirits or angel type beings offer me these
insights so I thought it was a little different that I felt
that message come from what Id'e call a ghost or spirit! It
made me question the validity, a bit, so I just kept the message
in mind and figured if spirit ended up leading me or encouraging
me to walk up to a certain couple then I would.
Another waitress, was going in break and had asked me to take
her tables while she had a quick 15 minute break. We were not
busy at all that day, so
I agreed and told her I would still give her the tip.
I left the kitchen to walk out into the dining/ bar area and
noticed a couple sat in the small table near the window. I went
back to get them water and menus and when I returned they were
leaning in towards each other and holding hands while they talked.
I thought..ok..maybe this is the couple..yet I will wait for
more guidance or see how things feel in a few more minutes.
I wanted to be really sure this might be the couple I had heard
about the day before. After all: it was a taking a chance approaching
customers saying such things and what if they told my boss I
was crazy. All kinds of thoughts went thru my head, yet, all
in all, any time I felt spirit was directing or encouraging
me to offer insight or words of comfort..I ended up not being
able to ignore it and letting spirit move through me while trusting
the outcome would be worth it all! Sometimes, when these things
began unfolding, I wished I could be more like others and just
go about my day without these nudges that constantly challenged
my safe illusion/reality.
I walked up to the table and the couple continued to hold hands
as they looked up at me as I approached. It looked as if they
were holding onto each others hands for dear life. I sensed
the trauma/worry/emotions surrounding them. I can drag this
on and explain how I waited until they ordered desert and all
of the other little things I noticed and felt, yet, I won't.
Finally, when the other waitress delayed coming back from her
break by taking a phone call from her husband..I realized I
would be seeing this couple until the end of their visit and
I felt spirit was encouraging me to say something to them. As
i write this..I realize how strange all this seems and wonder
how many people will judge me or think i am odd, yet, oh well!
I am who I am and true to myself, at least! I decided to just
break the ice a bit and say something from my heart. I walked
up and said.." you can see how much you two love each other,
that is always so nice to see..I just thought iwould share that..it
reminds me of the love my parents have for each other"
and I smiled and asked them if theyd'e like more coffee.
The woman said something like "It is nice to hear a young
person noticing that..I wish my daughter would" as she
looked at the man she was with and then put her head down. It
was just at that moment I really knew this was the couple I
had heard about the day before. I just smiled and my adrenaline
began pumping..I guess some people would call it fear, yet,
I think it is more adrenalin OR excitement because you know
you are getting close to doing something that was a little risky
or uncomfortable..yet that was a challenge for me ..I liked
challenge and especially when it came to challenging my own
relationship with spirit or strengthening it! Maybe honoring
it is the word.
When I walked up to the table a few minutes later I took a deep
breath and said something like.."you mentioned a daughter?
well..I am sorry for just coming out and saying this in this
way, yet, I pray a lot, and,. last night, after praying about
something I had experienced, I felt I would meet a couple who
was experiencing turmoil or pain regarding a decision they had
to make surrounding their daughter..I felt I was being led to
encourage them that..they were doing the right thing..they had
chosen unconditional love ..and their daughter would make it
through this..another 4 months and the family would be in tact.
They looked at me wide eyed and I did not know whether to expect
them to say "how dare you" or "who are you to
say this to us?"...
Well thank you spirit. I say this because they both took turns
explaining that their daughter had ran away, gotten into drugs
and disappeared for some time, yet, they located her and since
this was the third time it had happened the had decided to put
her in a special treatment program down South because they feared
she would only spiral downward if they hadn't. It just made
them feel good to hear that spirit had felt their need to know
if what they did was "right" or "ok". About
6 months later they left me a note thanking me for offering
them , or allowing spirt to offer them a little hope during
their time of pain..they didn't know my name but wrote "to
the sweet waitress with green eyes and long brown hair"
I was the only one with long brown hair. My life seems so meaningless
without reaching out to others..I feel that is one of my purposes
and I will always treasure the little note to the waitress with
green eyes and long brown hair