I recently filmed several vlogs for the Metatron’s Army and Port Gallatan series. In one of the videos, I share a bit about how paranormal events inspired the upcoming Soothsayer. A lot of work went into the videos and as I lay in bed Friday night, I pondered one of the stories which could be interpreted more or less as a vision.
It isn’t exactly – it was more like looking through an open doorway and seeing into another … place.
I considered whether or not I should reshoot the vlog, decided to give it a couple more days to decide.
On Saturday, I attended a Native American ceremony. One of the tribal women shared a story of sitting by a lake and having a vision. She went on to talk about the importance of visions and the helpful information that can be gained from such an experience. As I drove home, I thought how nice it was to hear someone else talk about visions.
Visions are part of the tribal culture and so no one thought anything odd about her story.
On Sunday, we were driving to church, and I thought of the woman’s story and how it was a bit of a coincidence that after waking up feeling uncertain about telling my own story, I heard someone tell theirs – with confidence and to complete approval and understanding.
I again considered that it was a part of her culture and how fortunate she was that this was true. I lamented that in spite of stories in the Bible, there were few current stories of visions in Christian circles.
At least not the ones I’ve been hanging out in.
I continued to think on this as I stared out at the water and listened to the service. After the gospel, our priest shared her thoughts about its meaning and went on to tell a personal story.
She’d recently lost her mom and was feeling lonely and sad. She visited a beautiful rose garden and prayed about her feelings. As she sat there, a vision of Jesus appeared next to her. Though she spoke of the comfort from the experience, my mind was on the fact she’d shared a story about a vision.
It was as if an angel tapped me on the shoulder and said, “We’re listening.”
Needless to say, I felt a lot better about the story I share on the vlog.
I will be posting the vlogs soon.
Soothsayer is slated for an October 2018 release.