I confess, I am desperate for signs, yet at the same time I can’t fully ditch my scepticism.
I experienced one sign - or did I ? - a few weeks ago, which I mentioned here on the forum. It was potentially significant because there were two witnesses, my daughter and adult granddaughter. We had been playing around with an Echo Dot, trying to see what answers it might give to daft, unanswerable questions. After a while, it seemed to stop responding, and in the mood of the moment I just said “Alexa ! Stop sulking !” Then it started playing, “Come On Eileen”’ my dear wife’s name. I had often, over the years, told her not to sulk (though I must have given her plenty of reason.” She said the same to me, but, of course, men don’t sulk, do we ?
Of course not. We just have dignified contemplative silences.
Well, I was rather hoping that there would be a flood of signs from then on, but it doesn’t really seem to have happened. A few odd things have occurred, but I say to myself that I am constructing an explanation of supernatural intervention onto a mere, not terribly unusual, circumstance.
Here’s an example: I haven’t yet got round to bunging Christmas decorations back in the attic, but I was looking at them yesterday and telling myself I really needed to get off my backside. Tomorrow, yes, definitely tomorrow.
Well, I got up this morning, stepped out onto the landing . . . . and the attic hatch door was open. Yes, yes, it has happened before, though very rarely, but that it should happen directly after my thinking about it is quite a coincidence. Coincidence? Or Eileen saying, “Come On, Lad, pull your socks up” ?
This morning I got back to the car with the dogs, all soaking wet, reached in pocket for car keys and found that a small multi tool penknife thing which is always attached to my key ring had come separated. The split rings which connect them are robust and of good quality, still present, and showing no sign of any damage.
I really can’t think what this may have portended, if anything, but now almost anything which occurs without obvious reason is mind fodder for a “sign”. If you are anxious for such contact, then won’t you be prone to reading more into such events than you should ? Wish fulfillment ?