Anne did something truly amazing on Tuesday evening, which was to arrange what will be my first birthday party in at least 20 years. I am not much of a party person and usually just celebrate quietly with my family. She always thought that this was not enough, and used to throw parties for me. Incredibly, she has done this again, and from the other side, and very cleverly.

What happened was this. It was about ten o’clock on Tuesday night and the reading group I go to every Tuesday night was ending. For some reason, the thought entered my head that I should look at my email. When I did so, I found a note from Elizabeth Krohn, who had a powerful near death experience and became psychic about 30 years ago after being struck by lightning. We have become friends through Jeff Kripal. She and Jeff have a book due to be published in October about her experiences called "Changed in a Flash." (Quite the understatement, btw. She was revolutionized.)

Elizabeth wrote as follows:

Hi Whitley,
 
I have been sitting in my study for a couple of hours now proofreading Changed In a Flash. About 5 minutes ago a white moth suddenly materialized. I don’t know where it came from, it just suddenly was there.  Just like at dinner at Esalen!  It was distracting me….fluttering back and forth in front of my computer screen…I kept batting my hand at it trying to shoo it away, but it wouldn’t leave.  I had been so focused on the book it didn’t even dawn on me for a few minutes that it might be Anne trying to talk to me. But suddenly I realized I needed to listen.
 
Anne was trying to tell me that your birthday is coming up soon. I asked her why she was telling me this and she said we have the same birthday. I immediately googled your birthdate and it is June 13th….same as mine. I said to Anne, "well that’s a coincidence….I wonder if it means anything?"  She just laughed.  And then the moth simply disappeared…just wasn’t there anymore. It’s unnerving. I was watching it so intently, and somehow lost it. I have no idea where it went. Or why she laughed. Or what it means (if anything).
 
But happy almost birthday to us!

Elizabeth

Well, this was delightful. As those of you who have read the Afterlife Revolution know or who have been following Anne’s afterlife adventures, for reasons many and deep, she has chosen the white moth as the sign of her presence. Elizabeth’s reference to Esalen concerns a conference there last February when the white moth made two spectacular appearances. Its most recent appearance in my life was on May 11, when I got a video of it. It appeared before our reading group the week before, on May 4. So I decided to read out the letter to the group, as Anne was–and is–a much beloved member, and they all know the meaning of the white moth.

After I read it, one of the longtime members said that she would bake me a cake for my birthday! I was really surprised. She often makes cakes and such for members’ birthdays, but I generally overlook my own, celebrating it quietly just with my immediate family, something that Anne always thought was a mistake. She loved parties and managed, over the years, to throw quite a few birthday bashes for her husband, much to my embarrassment. As she would say, "It’s good for you, so I’m going to do it anyway!"

And now she’s done it again, this time from beyond the grave. And oh my, how very pleased I am! I am just thrilled, frankly. So thank you, wife, you have given me a truly amazing birthday gift!
 

40 Comments

  1. Well Whitley, that is an
    Well Whitley, that is an absurd occurrence all the way around and I can feel the joy of it coming through.
    Happy Birthday Whitley!
    Keep it up Anne!

  2. Well Whitley, that is an
    Well Whitley, that is an absurd occurrence all the way around and I can feel the joy of it coming through.
    Happy Birthday Whitley!
    Keep it up Anne!

  3. I wonder if the Visitors ever
    I wonder if the Visitors ever celebrated birthdays and the like over the course of their long history.
    Anyway, happy birthday… person/body.

  4. I wonder if the Visitors ever
    I wonder if the Visitors ever celebrated birthdays and the like over the course of their long history.
    Anyway, happy birthday… person/body.

  5. This is a wonderful
    This is a wonderful happening. I’m not at all surprised that this has unfolded this way and it’s most excellent.

    Don’t be surprised if a recently ascended friend also begins to come through.

    Peace.

  6. This is a wonderful
    This is a wonderful happening. I’m not at all surprised that this has unfolded this way and it’s most excellent.

    Don’t be surprised if a recently ascended friend also begins to come through.

    Peace.

  7. Happy Birthday Whitley!
    Happy Birthday Whitley!

  8. Happy Birthday Whitley!
    Happy Birthday Whitley!

  9. Whitley, I empathize with you
    Whitley, I empathize with you regarding b’earth days. Mine was Jun8. I celebrate others, but do not mention mine. Only family and close friends acknowledge mine. My b’earth day tradition has become eating at Sonic (product placement? not hardly) with my gsons. We have a blast! Happy B’earth Day, Whitley!! BTW, I never know what antics and messages dear Anne will bring next, but keep ’em coming.

  10. Whitley, I empathize with you
    Whitley, I empathize with you regarding b’earth days. Mine was Jun8. I celebrate others, but do not mention mine. Only family and close friends acknowledge mine. My b’earth day tradition has become eating at Sonic (product placement? not hardly) with my gsons. We have a blast! Happy B’earth Day, Whitley!! BTW, I never know what antics and messages dear Anne will bring next, but keep ’em coming.

  11. Lovely! Thanks for sharing.
    Lovely! Thanks for sharing. 😀

  12. Lovely! Thanks for sharing.
    Lovely! Thanks for sharing. 😀

  13. That is really cool! Happy
    That is really cool! Happy birthday, Whitley! This is going to be a special birthday for you.

    -Kelly
    xxx

  14. That is really cool! Happy
    That is really cool! Happy birthday, Whitley! This is going to be a special birthday for you.

    -Kelly
    xxx

  15. So beautiful! Thanks for
    So beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Whitley!

  16. So beautiful! Thanks for
    So beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Whitley!

  17. Happy birthday, Whitley! We
    Happy birthday, Whitley! We love you!

  18. Happy birthday, Whitley! We
    Happy birthday, Whitley! We love you!

  19. Whitley, a VERY Happy
    Whitley, a VERY Happy Birthday to you…….

  20. Whitley, a VERY Happy
    Whitley, a VERY Happy Birthday to you…….

  21. Hi Whitley! Happiest of
    Hi Whitley! Happiest of Birthday’s to you. Mine is the 14th! Lots of June babies! So glad you finally had Judy on your show. I’ve read one of her earlier books and have always felt she is valid. Her meditation technique is quite powerful as well. I look forward to her latest work. Great show!

    PS – It’s always good to have a birthday cake – I understand how you feel as I tend that way as well. But on this one Anne’s got it right! I hope you take a picture and share it with us!

  22. Hi Whitley! Happiest of
    Hi Whitley! Happiest of Birthday’s to you. Mine is the 14th! Lots of June babies! So glad you finally had Judy on your show. I’ve read one of her earlier books and have always felt she is valid. Her meditation technique is quite powerful as well. I look forward to her latest work. Great show!

    PS – It’s always good to have a birthday cake – I understand how you feel as I tend that way as well. But on this one Anne’s got it right! I hope you take a picture and share it with us!

  23. It would be appropriate if
    It would be appropriate if the lady from the Esalen conference decorates the cake with a white moth, too. A very happy birthday to two Geminis!

  24. It would be appropriate if
    It would be appropriate if the lady from the Esalen conference decorates the cake with a white moth, too. A very happy birthday to two Geminis!

  25. Happy birthday!
    Happy birthday!

  26. Happy birthday!
    Happy birthday!

  27. Happy Birthday, Whitley!

    Happy Birthday, Whitley!
    Love that you have the ever-presence of Anne! Amazing!

  28. Happy Birthday, Whitley!

    Happy Birthday, Whitley!
    Love that you have the ever-presence of Anne! Amazing!

  29. Happy Birthday! Thanks for
    Happy Birthday! Thanks for all that you do.

  30. Happy Birthday! Thanks for
    Happy Birthday! Thanks for all that you do.

  31. Best wishes on your special
    Best wishes on your special day!

  32. Best wishes on your special
    Best wishes on your special day!

  33. Happy Birthday Mr Strieber.
    Happy Birthday Mr Strieber.

    It’s been quite a 24 hour period. So many stunning synchronistic manifestations and several of them laden with the sparkling gift of mirth, right from the source.

    Peace.

  34. Happy Birthday Mr Strieber.
    Happy Birthday Mr Strieber.

    It’s been quite a 24 hour period. So many stunning synchronistic manifestations and several of them laden with the sparkling gift of mirth, right from the source.

    Peace.

  35. A very Happy Birthday
    A very Happy Birthday Whitley! Party On, Dude and Dudette (That’s you Anne) 🙂

  36. A very Happy Birthday
    A very Happy Birthday Whitley! Party On, Dude and Dudette (That’s you Anne) 🙂

  37. Happy Birthday (a little
    Happy Birthday (a little late)!!

  38. Happy Birthday (a little
    Happy Birthday (a little late)!!

  39. The day after I read this
    The day after I read this story, I went to work and was about to punch in, when a white moth flew out of nowhere and started frantically flapping its wings around me. As I start work in the wee hours of the morning, I was shocked to see it in a closed up, empty building. I clocked in and turned around to watch it some more, but it had disappeared.
    I said o.k., Anne. I think you want me to do something for Whitley’s birthday. Life happens, though, and I forgot to wish him well. Now, that the new website has been hacked, I remember that moth. I have made a donation on behalf of this wonderful website and the two people who have meant so much to me over the years: Anne and Whitley. Happy belated birthday, Whitley. All my love in my heart to you and to the added blessings that you as a couple have brought to my life in the form of Unknowncountry.com Thank you.

  40. The day after I read this
    The day after I read this story, I went to work and was about to punch in, when a white moth flew out of nowhere and started frantically flapping its wings around me. As I start work in the wee hours of the morning, I was shocked to see it in a closed up, empty building. I clocked in and turned around to watch it some more, but it had disappeared.
    I said o.k., Anne. I think you want me to do something for Whitley’s birthday. Life happens, though, and I forgot to wish him well. Now, that the new website has been hacked, I remember that moth. I have made a donation on behalf of this wonderful website and the two people who have meant so much to me over the years: Anne and Whitley. Happy belated birthday, Whitley. All my love in my heart to you and to the added blessings that you as a couple have brought to my life in the form of Unknowncountry.com Thank you.

Comments are closed.