In 1981, I was 21 years old, and briefly married (for three months) to a man, “Derek,” who had been a drummer for Little Richard, Ann-Margret, Ike & Tina Turner, and many other popular bands.
Derek was a lot of fun, until he wasn’t. But, for now, I’d like to focus on the fun part. He had a friend who was a saxophone player for the music artist, Rick James, who was famous for songs such as “Brick House,” and “Give it to Me, Baby,” which were ever so popular dance tunes in the discos that Derek and I frequented.
His friend was playing with Rick James at the Long Beach Arena, so we drove down there in Derek’s sexy midnight blue Corvette. I assumed that Derek had tickets to the show, so I was rather surprised when he pulled up to the backstage door and got out to talk to the bouncers. He was extremely handsome and gregarious, and was the type of person who could sell snowballs to Chicagoans in a winter storm. Those same charms also gained him a couple of free backstage passes.
Before I knew it, he gallantly helped me out of the car, and pulled me close as we walked into the backstage area, shushing me when I tried to protest.
We watched the show from backstage, which was very exciting. I loved watching the backstage hustle and bustle, which was even more interesting than the show itself. I was in awe of how many people it took to make the show happen. There was this backstage choreography that was absolutely incredible, with dancers and stagehands lining up for their cues to go onstage. The place was abuzz with activity, and I was enthralled by the creative energy. Derek was simply thrilled to watch his friend perform; his attention riveted to the stage the entire time.
After the show, he and his friend joyfully connected, and we were invited to the after party, where we sat just a table away from Rick James.
This memory popped into my head today after channeling the Dr. Peebles Speaks session.
I was surprised that when I came out of trance, I remembered some bits and pieces of the session, in rather specific detail. As I talked on the phone to my Dad about it, I realized that what I remembered was not so much what Dr. Peebles was saying, but rather, what I was experiencing in trance. When I channel, it’s like I have a backstage pass to the Dr. Peebles show. Sometimes I will see many spirits gathered around, listening to his teaching on the other side. Imagine that! An audience on the other side gathered around, as interested in listening to his teachings as we are. When I used to do private sessions, or public Open Sessions, I might see someone’s dearly departed loved one standing nearby, hoping to have a chance to speak. Or, I might see a future event about which Dr. Peebles is speaking, as if I’m watching a newsreel backstage.
Today, what I saw while in trance were visuals, like newsreels, of the things Dr. Peebles spoke about.
At one point I remember seeing hundreds of children emerging from a room (it seemed to be a huge metal door that had been opened); they were exhausted and slow moving. And, there were hundreds of concerned and kind adults there to greet them and help them. They were children who had been sex slaves, and I was witnessing their future rescue and release from captivity. Later, when I listened to today’s session, this is exactly what Dr. Peebles spoke about (the children’s release and care) as part of our future. Spirit is already aware of this moment in our future, and they are preparing for it, and preparing us for it. With my "backstage pass" in trance, I was able to witness it in advance.
The process of channeling remains endlessly fascinating to me after 26 years. I love the fact that I get the opportunity to see life from so many different perspectives, on stage and backstage.
When you develop your own personal relationship with God and Spirit, you will suddenly have a backstage pass to life itself. There is so much going on behind the scenes that we don’t always know about. Behind the scenes, God and Spirit are working with us towards the greater good of humanity. When you are deeply connected with them, you will see this, experience it, and find solace and comfort in it. What is happening “behind the scenes” of life, is amazing, and beyond anything that we can fathom.
As Shakespeare wrote: “All the world’s a stage, and we are but players in it.” Thank God for our supporting cast and crew backstage.