February, 1997 I went to visit two psychic friends before
going to England. They told me that I would meet a young
woman with auburn hair and glasses. They described her
as intuitive, often having spiritual dreams and possessing
a passion for fashion. They also told me that she would
find me attractive.
April I arrived in England. On the morning of my second
day there, I started to hunt for a job. I walked down
High street and entered the first recruitment agency
I came to. When I saw the receptionist, I was amazed.
She had auburn hair and glasses and was wearing a stylish
suit to which she brought warmth. Though we'd never
met, I recognized her instantly.
was beautiful and I saw some sort of positive reaction
from her. She got up quickly and came out front to speak
to me. I introduced myself and she told me her name
was Catherine.* We talked for a few minutes about the
job in the window. Then, out of the blue, I changed
the subject. I asked her, "Why are you are working here,
when you're really interested in fashion?" There was
a long pause, and then she said, "Yes, I'm interested
in fashion." Her look told me that she was wondering
how I knew that. She went on, "I used to have a job
displaying clothes in the window of a store when I first
left school, but it didn't pay much." Later, after I
had talked to a recruitment consultant, I left. I waved
good-bye to Catherine, hopeful that I would see her
That night I had a lucid dream. I could hear the voice
of Sarah, one of my spirit guides. She continued to
speak as she showed me what she wanted me to see. In
the dream I was a Roman cavalry officer, walking through
the city of Rome with a fellow officer. I was about
twenty-five years old, tall and lean, with dark brown
hair, and dressed in military attire - chain mail armour
over a tunic, sword strapped to the right side, and
sandals [Context, Republican Rome].
friend paused unexpectedly at a descending stairway.
"We should go another way today," he said smiling. "We
can drink at the fountain on the way." It was already
very warm and I was a bit thirsty, so I agreed and followed
him down the steps.
came to a small enclosed place at the bottom, paved
with stone. In the middle was a large circular fountain
flowing with fresh water. We walked over to it to drink.
I was cupping my hands in the water when I heard the
laughter of youthful female voices from above.
looked up to the right toward a stone balcony. There
I saw a beautiful young noble woman, with long, black
hair. I clearly recognized her as Catherine, whom I'd
just met. She stood between two other women, chatting
and laughing. The young women leant over the balcony,
carefully spying on the two of us. My friend smiled
to me, then waved to them. "Oh, look, my cousin's friends
are here," he said. There was a knowing smile on his
face, which told me that all of this wasn't just a coincidence.
"I know her friend, the one on the left," he said. "I
met her last week."
women came down the stairs, and Catherine came over
hesitantly and sat down beside me. I knew that this
had all been arranged. She shuffled a little closer
and said shyly, "I wanted to meet you." Looking into
her eyes, I was completely won over. As we sat there
talking, it was a moment of great happiness.
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Posted April 1, 2004