ON a sailing adventure I took about a year ago, I experienced profound peace on the water. The Adventuress is a 100-year old wooden schooner that is impeccably maintained and smells of old wood and musty sails. Today I reflect on that trip over the calm waters of the Puget Sound and remember the glorious harmonies of the sea shanties sung by the crew and taught to the guests on board. I missed the opportunity to go sailing on the Adventuress again today, but hope to catch it the next time around. Today would have been a perfect day.
My parting memory of that trip was a last-minute photo I took just as the sun was setting. Looking at the photo later, I noticed an aquamarine orb sitting just on the edge of one of the masts. My friend, who is very tuned into supernatural phenomena and frequently channels our angels from the Spirit world said, “Hey, your mom was there with us.” Mom was there.
It’s on this very day that my dear friend’s mother is dying. My friend was my mother’s best friend and now she is going through what I went through in 2013; watching her mom pass away. It’s a painful process no matter how it happens, but we all know that we will all go through it at some point and it’s never easy.
My prayers and thoughts go out to all those who have lost, or are in the process of losing, a loved one. Keep a vigilant eye out. Their Spirit is with you and may appear when and where you least expect it to.
In loving memory of Cristina Joy
“Aquamarine evokes the purity of crystalline waters, and the exhilaration and relaxation of the sea. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust and letting go. In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. It was also considered a stone of eternal youth and happiness. Today it protects all who travel by, over, or near water, and opens the channels of clear and heartfelt communication.”