My first private session with Dr. Peebles was through Trance Medium, Thomas Jacobson, in 1989. I had a list of questions, such as, "What is it like on the other side?" and "Why am I always so melancholy?"
He answered each question at length, and I stared at the last question on my list, wondering if I should ask it. It was, "Why does my daughter cry and claw at my mouth when I chew gum?" My Mom had suggested that perhaps I died in a past life from choking on chewing gum, and that my nine-month old daughter knew this. The question seemed so mundane, but I started to ask it anyway. "Dr. Peebles, when I chew gum, why does my daughter..."
He cut me off, "Because, yes, as you suspected, in a past life you did die of choking on something that was like chewing gum."
"As I suspected? How...how did you know?" I stammered.
"Summer, this is not a joke here," he said solemnly, removing any trace of skepticism that I was really speaking to a spirit named Dr. Peebles.
This morning, before my session, I talked to Dr. Peebles and said, "I sometimes really just need reassurance that you are really still there. Not just by going into trance when I feel you, but in a tangible way in my daily life."
Well, I was so tired from today's session, and felt the need to somehow get myself grounded. So, I went to the grocery store. On the way to the store, in my car, I listened to today's powerful message. By the time I got to the store, I'd listened to about half of it, and figured I'd listen to the rest on the way home. In the store, I was looking for vitamins, and saw a package of Bach's Rescue Remedy Gum. I haven't chewed gum in years, and thought it might be nice to buy some to help me relax. When I saw the price, I about choked, and backed away. But then I shrugged and figured I'd buy it anyway, simply because I wanted it. So, I tossed it into my basket.
After shopping, I got into my car and started listening to the session again. I popped two pieces of the gum into my mouth and started chewing, marveling at the flavor and texture of it, glad that I'd followed my heart and bought it. And right then Dr. Peebles' voice boomed through my car speakers: "For instance, maybe you feel like having a piece of chewing gum, but you think you shouldn't. But, then you go ahead and follow your heart, put a piece of gum in your mouth, and find yourself enjoying the flavor and texture..."
Apparently "chewing gum" is code for, "I'm with you and I love you." I'll remember that the next time I get gum on my shoe. I'll know it's Dr. Peebles saying he'll always stick with me. :)