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A.18 A Transition Rather than an End

Our conversation had taken on a very profound turn.  “Are you sure your subconscious said you are going to die in two weeks?”  I asked.


“I asked him that.  And he told me that I wasn’t going to die physically, but rather this will be a metaphorical death.  A part of me is going to go through a transition of some sort.”


“Hmm…” I stalled as I digested what he had said.  “Didn’t your subconscious tell you to come and see me five days ago?”




“And didn’t you tell me that you had this interaction about December 21 and your transition three days ago?”




“That’s odd,” I observed.  “It’s almost as if the subconscious had planned all of this.  Do you have any idea why?”




“So, let’s ask him,” I offered.  DJ put down his hand again.  “This transition that DJ is supposed to undergo, is it important that it take place on December 21?”


The “No” finger rose.


“Is December 21 of any particular significance?”


The “No” finger rose again.


“So why did you make a big deal of it?”


The fingers hesitated.  Then DJ spoke, “Because I was focused on that day.  My subconscious wanted to capture my attention, and that’s why he said I would die then.”


“Got it,” I responded while looking at DJ.  “It seems that he succeeded in doing what he had planned.  I wonder why he sent you to me.”  I shifted my gaze to his hand.  “Am I supposed to help DJ in some way through this transition?”


The “Yes” finger rose.


“Are such transitions common?” I asked.


The “Yes” finger rose.


“Are people usually aware when they transition?”


The “No” finger rose.


“Will DJ ready to undergo this transition in two weeks?”


The “Yes” finger rose.


“This part that is going to transition…  Did I know this part in another life?”  I asked.  At the time, I had no idea from where this question had come.


The “Yes” finger rose.


“Would you planned to have DJ undergo this transition if I was not around to help?’


The “No” finger rose. 


“Is DJ supposed to prepare himself in some way for this transition?”


The “Yes” finger rose.


“Can you tell him how?”


The “Yes” finger rose.


“Go ahead,” I said.


DJ looked at me.  “I’m supposed to spend time during the next couple of weeks during my vacation thinking about the upcoming transition.  And then I’m supposed to talk to you about what I learned.”


“Sounds like a good plan,” I responded.  “Learn as much as you can from your subconscious. I will make an appointment with you on December 20, on the day before the transition, and then on December 23, two days later, so we can process what took place.”

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A26. Another Synchronicity of Events

After living in Syracuse for a number of years, my wife said that she was tired of the difficult winter weather there, which affected the city nearly half of each year.

A25. Guided through Life

During the summer prior to medical school I met with the Cantor at my parents’ synagogue and asked him to help me to continue to learn how to chant from the Torah.

A24. Finding my Spiritual Self

The amazing events with DJ reinforced ideas and feelings about life that I had been developing for a couple of decades. Thus far I have shared how my involvement with the world of medicine helped instruct me about how life can work.

A23. Return of a Friend

During the following two weeks until DJ’s next appointment with me, I kept thinking about the remarkable lessons that DJ and his subconscious were teaching.

A22. The Role of a Leader

DJ brought a copy of “Dharma Bums” to his next visit with me two weeks later. “You were right!” he exclaimed. “The part about the paths was not in the book.”