“It’s very odd, but recently I have heard about several experiences different people have had in different locations around the globe, and what is so remarkable is the similarity of the experiences. Now, obviously the events themselves are the issue at hand; however, I seem to be serendipitously in the right places at the right time to hear about these experiences. These events are odd. My association with and to these varied events is odd. And as odd as it seems, I believe this is all happening for a reason, but as yet, the bigger picture is not being revealed to me.”
I wondered what my role was in this situation. Surely, I am hearing these stories for a reason. I thought again about the sense of urgency shared by the witnesses and wondered if I was hearing these stories, because I too was intended to spread the messages to others. My mind created an image of a large conference room, where people from many different settings gathered to share the encounters each had experienced with the old man and The Island. What an interesting conference that would be!
The old man looked deeply into Frank’s eyes. Then he peered into Deidre’s eyes.
“I see happiness, joy, and contentment. You have lived well, my friends! It is most pleasurable to be in your presence once again.” His manner, his tone, his very essence filled the moment. Nothing else was noticed or seemed to matter. His presence was life itself!
“I come again, old friends, to remind you the time is now. As before so long ago, I say to you again, the time is now.” Dee and Frank gasped. The words filled them again, as when they were first heard. “Are you telling us again that we have the option of going or staying, or do those words of urgency refer to something else of which we are unaware?” Her question pleased the man who looked upon them not unlike a parent adoring his children.
“Your questions are based in wisdom,” he said approvingly. “The former does indeed provide the option of staying in your present experience or exiting it. The choice is yours. The latter pertains to either option that is chosen. If you remain in this experience, the relevant guidance is the time is now. If you exit this experience, the guidance remains the same. The time is now.” The couple sat in puzzlement. The old man, appreciating their confusion, continued.
“My friends allow your minds to rest. It interferes with your discernment process. The mind cannot make this decision for you. The answer comes from within. Let your heart be your guide. Long ago, before you entered into this experience, a commitment was made. You came to be of service. I remind you again, the time is now. If you stay, your commitment will be fulfilled from this location. If you depart, your commitment will be fulfilled from another location. Either way, your purpose will be fulfilled.
Old friends, The Island is in great need. You must assist her. The time is now. Ponder this, please.”
“Everett, I can’t believe what’s coming out of my mouth, yet it is the truth, and must be said. The need to return to The Island is burning inside of me. I wake up in the middle of the night hearing ‘You must go to The Island.’ And that same phrase is the first thought to greet me in the morning and the last registered before falling asleep, and if I am to be perfectly honest, I hear those same words countless times during the day. It’s like having a broken record in your head that keeps repeating itself over and over and over. It’s confusing…compelling!”
“And persuasive!” Her husband’s affirming declaration quieted Jan’s oratory.
“Yes,” she whispered. “Everett, are you receiving similar messages as well?” Jan’s question stimulated more thoughts, followed by more questions.
“Interesting articulation, dear! Are we receiving messages?” Inquisitive glances passed between them, but no words were spoken as each deliberated the idea. Eventually, Everett continued. “This does feel like a message, doesn’t it? And each time it is heard anew, it is more convincing than the time before.” Everett’s response affirmed he too was repeatedly hearing the message. “We’re not accomplishing anything by perseverating about the oddity of this situation. Even though we don’t understand what is underlying this message, we both know we cannot turn our backs on this request.” Jan nodded her head in agreement. “It’s time for us to make a decision…”
“My friends, I am eager to speak with you about the circumstances of The Island so that you will be able to share this truth with others you encounter.
The Island is in great need. The Heart of the Universe aches for her. She valiantly continues for the sake of her inhabitants, but her situation declines. She cannot continue to sustain the needs of all who make demands of her. For so long, The Island has served supremely. Because of her gracious generosity, the inhabitants have thrived and multiplied, but she cannot continue to manage the needs of others at the cost of her own existence. Unfortunately, those who have benefitted from her kindness have not learned to mutually coexist with her; thus she has suffered greatly from the consequences of their misguided behaviors. The burden has taken a toll, and her decline can no longer be denied. She desperately needs help. Many friends and relations from other realms of the universe are amassing and are ready to provide assistance, but the ones most important in aiding her situation still remain oblivious to her state of ill health. Although conversations are now underway and limited progress is in motion, the unfortunate truth must be faced. The primary issue of concern is not being acknowledged or addressed. Without accepting the reality of their situation, the peoples of Earth will not be able to alter the course of her decline.”
The Answer, a compelling tale, unfolds as eight friends discover they all have recently encountered an unusual elderly gentleman. Mysteriously and inexplicably, this kindly stranger appears to them in different settings around the world. On each occasion, he delivers the same message, urging each of them to come to the aid of a place he simply calls the Island.
While sharing their odd encounters, the friends become confident in the reality of their experiences and in the important truth of their visitor’s messages. As they deliberate making commitments to a yet-to-be-revealed vital mission, the amiable gentleman joins their conversations, facilitating greater camaraderie while also expanding the friends’ consciousness of dimensions beyond their own. His mere presence is evidence that more exists than previously known.
Like other books presented by Claudia, The Answer features characters whose gentleness, goodness, and mutual respect embody an enviable way of being.
About the Author
There is a reason the “Presenter” of The Answer is specifically identified as such. As you read this book and other works presented by Claudia, the significance of her role will become abundantly clear. Claudia’s personal life has been one of ordinary circumstances. She grew up in a small town, attended university where she attained two degrees, and then spent over three decades working as a psychotherapist. So she was, as you might well imagine, taken aback when she began hearing the Voice of an unseen Presence. For her, the manner in which she receives these communiqués is as mysterious as the material itself; however, after years of participating in this process, she now simply accepts these experiences as cherished opportunities of connection for which she is eternally grateful. Her commitment to this collaborative process remains firm and she will continue sharing future communiqués as she is invited and guided.