To whom it may concern...
From An Ancient Whisper by Karen Alexander
“That is my nature spirit,” she answered. “I am healthy and strong because my nature
spirit takes its direction from my natural mind. It is not subject to the attacks that come from the social mind.”
She paused and added, “My nature spirit can do wondrous things. Not only does she take
care of all my physical systems, but she is responsible for making the connections between me and other people.”
“I don’t understand,” I said feebly.
“Just watch.” The cloud seemed to vibrate more quickly, and a beautiful silver thread
came out of it. Gradually, that thread increased its diameter and crept toward me. Afraid, I
“Don’t be frightened,” Mariah said soothingly. “You’re only seeing what goes on all the
time between one person and another.”
“What is that?”
“It’s a hollow cord made from my nature spirit’s body. As you can see, its energy is more
condensed than that of my other two spiritual bodies. If I concentrate on someone for any period of time, the nature spirit sends out such a cord, and attaches it to that person. That’s one of the ways that energy flows from one person to another.”
As she spoke, the shimmering silver cord made contact with my hand. I was instantly
filled with a wonderful sense of peace and acceptance. “Why does it do that?”
“So that we may understand one another without the need for words,” she answered.
“Without a social mind, I give to you only love and understanding. Unfortunately, the cord will also deliver the contents of an active social mind if the person has not escaped from it.”
“So, once a cord is attached, does it stay there forever?”
“It isn’t meant to,” she replied. “You must understand that your nature spirit does this for
you, whether you request it or not. But it will not disconnect, unless you tell it to do so. It’s very important to sever the ties you have made throughout your day. Otherwise, you will continue to receive the thoughts, feelings and concerns of everyone you’ve connected with.”
Maybe those cords were responsible for many of my sleepless nights. Often, I couldn’t
seem to shut off the events of my day, and the emotions they had generated. I had a sudden flash of insight, “Is that how telepathy works?”
“Yes, it is. It is also how close friends and family members can experience a feeling that
you’re in trouble, or need them to call. What is incorrectly called intuition is often simply a
message being received along one of the nature spirit’s cords.”
I thought about all of the people in the field of human services who had suffered burnout.
Although their hearts were still full of compassion, they had become unable to continue in their professions. They had felt that they were carrying a burden that was too heavy for them to bear.
Maybe their nature spirits hadn’t severed the cords of energy from all of their patients and clients.
If that was the case, they were constantly plugged into the pain of those they tried to help.
“Exactly,” Mariah said. Seeing my surprise at her ability to read my mind, she nodded
toward the cord. “That’s how it’s done.”