Below is the third installment of my aunt’s book. This is the continuation of the first chapter which is told from Madison’s point of view after he passed away. I have witnessed the passing of several people and they come to me saying how great it is after they leave their bodies. They feel so wonderful and light and don’t know why they fought it for so long. It’s frustrating trying to tell their families because people don’t hear them. That is the main complaint. Once they see the truth of what they have done in their lives, they want to warn others or encourage them to change what they do, but often those people are deaf to the message. It seems that once committed to a path, only the psychic two by four gets their attention.
Lorena Reith Peter
Part 3 of Two Paths, One Destination
by Christina Hoeglund
Chapter 1, Madison’s Story, continued.
“Madison,” Mother continued. “Before I leave, there is one very important thing I want to tell you. I know you recall the business trip you made to Mobile when you met Delphina Webster.”
“Oh, my Lord, yes! For some strange reason she won’t get completely out of my mind, even though I have tried. All through these years of my three marriages, she has quietly and at times very strongly been such an important part of my life experience. Why? Do you know?”
“Yes,” she said quietly, as if she wanted to be gentle about this subject. “I was the one who arranged for you to meet her that night at the golf driving range. It was a balmy, comfortable fall night and you and your friend, James, decided to hone up on your golf at the local range. I knew Delphina and three of her girl friends were trying to decide what to do on such a lovely night and I put in the mind of one of them (as Spiritual Guides often do) to suggest trying the golf range for a change, even though she didn’t know much about golf. I don’t think she had ever played, although Delphina had played previously.”
“My God, Mom!” I exclaimed. “I can’t believe this! I’ll never forget that night. James knew one of the girls, who was single and in her late 20’s. He assumed the others were single also, as he called them over to introduce us. There was that sudden ‘recognition’ that clicked with Delphina and the strong feeling that there was something very special about her. It was rather startling because this had never happened to me before. I helped the other girls with their golf swing, but didn’t offer to help Delphina. It was obvious she had played golf previously and didn’t need the help, but also I didn’t want to get too close to her. From a distance, there was such a strong attraction I knew it would be too much of a temptation. After all, you know, I was married with three little girls. Why in the world would you do this, knowing my circumstances?”
“Trying to be a loving mom, my dear boy!” She replied. “I was well aware of the way your life was going with Frances. From my vantage point in Spirit, I had access to your ‘Book of Life’ (Akashic Record) and knew what the divine plan was for your life. You made a mistake with her when you were in the army, in spite of my cautions to be careful when dating, and you ended up marrying her out of guilt because she got pregnant, not for true love.
“You have always been a conscientious man, but this was not in your plan. It was her premeditated plan because she felt sure you would marry her. You continued to work at the marriage because you loved your daughter; had two more daughters, each time thinking you could make it work, but I knew you were terribly unhappy. There was too much negativity in the relationship because of the differences in your personalities. You saw this when you were dating and did not ask her to marry you—just planned to date her temporarily. She was the one who kept suggesting the two of you get married. This is how we can change the course of our lives if we are not careful.”
“But what about this meeting you say you arranged at the driving range, Mom?” I asked. “I went back to Mobile a month later for business appointments, and got James to get Delphina’s telephone number from his friend so I could call and ask her to have dinner with me. It was important to see if this instant attraction for her was for real or just a ‘ﬂash in the pan’ kind of thing. I really didn’t think it would be lasting and that one night at dinner would solve the question in my mind.”
“And did it?” she innocently asked, as if she didn’t already know the answer.
“You know it didn’t,” I replied. “You know it only made the attraction more intense. There was some type of magical feeling when I was around her that put me in a kind of a daze. It was totally foreign and beyond explanation, but it kept me wondering what was going on. It was more than her appearance, although she was very attractive with her somewhat tall, slim, striking ﬁgure, medium length brown hair, bright smile. Her eyes haunted me. They were green and seemed to look right through me, as if she could see into my soul. “
“So you went back home to New Orleans,” Mom continued, “and kept thinking about the divorce you had been wanting to ask Frances to give you.”
“Yes,” I sheepishly replied, remembering then that of course she knew everything about my life. In fact, it felt a little eerie realizing that our guides were literally the ‘All Seeing Eye of God’ knowing all, hearing all, and seeing all that happens from moment to moment as it is recorded in our individual ‘Book of Life.’
“There were a lot of misgivings about this, Mom,” I continued, “but we were just not happy in our marriage. The children were the only things that were holding us together.
“On my next trip to Mobile the following month, Delphina and I went to dinner again. Later, as we were leaving the restaurant, I asked her if she would marry me—a question I had never asked any girl, even Frances. Her answer was a surprise! My expectation was something like, ‘I hardly know you’ or ‘I’ll think about it.’ Instead she quickly said, ‘Yes, but not before in the morning!’ That was it! Neither of us said any more on the subject. Of course, I had the feeling that she probably thought I was being ﬂirtatious rather than serious, and she was giving me an equally ﬂirtatious little answer. But I was serious! She still didn’t know about my family, nor had she asked. She had probably assumed my being with unmarried James indicated my single state. That was something I had to face on my next trip to Mobile.”
“Very interesting, Madison,” Mom said, again, as if she didn’t know the story. “ Encouraging me to continue, she asked, “So then, what did you do?”
“The divorce became a ‘must’ for me. When I got back to New Orleans and told Frances, it wasn’t a pleasant time, but she ﬁnally agreed. I moved to a nearby apartment so I could be near the girls, and we ﬁled the papers. Louisiana laws were so strict that the only way we could get the divorce was to be separated for two years since there was no serious cause such as adultery or cruelty.
“Then on my next trip to Mobile, Delphina heard my side of the story—I was married with three little girls, and was in the process of getting a divorce, explaining we had to live apart for two years before it was ﬁnal, and it had only been a short time since we had been separated. I didn’t tell her, of course, the brevity of our situation. She was understanding and told me she wanted to continue seeing me, much to my joy. My big desire was to be with her as often as possible. Between my appointments, I would at times go with her to show homes in her real estate work. It didn’t seem to matter what we did; it was just important we be together.”
Mother said, “Yes, Madison, I know how you loved Delphina Webster—still do, in fact. You will soon learn why the attraction has always been so strong, and why it didn’t work as you had hoped. You have enough to think about for the time being.”
©2007 Dorothea Webster. Two Paths, One Destination by Christina Hoeglund
©2008 Lorena Peter