|A Modest Beginning
From the time of my birth in 1948, there was a brief moment when my identity was not known to me, my parents, brothers, and the world. Then within minutes, my parents set in motion an idea that celebrated my birth by giving me a name. And, with this name, I was introduced to my family, the Church, and the world. Then once I was baptized, I belonged to God and the Roman Catholic Church. It was from that point where I was expected to obey, follow, and support the beliefs of my parents, their parents before them, and the Church. However, in my late teens, I grew mystified about what I was taught about God and Jesus. This confusion led me to question the Church and its teachings.
It was from the teachings of the Church "about a common person could never reach the divine presence of God or Jesus’ unless God’s priests were there to administer his truths," is what helped me make the decision to leave the Church at a very young age. This explanation given by the Church created within me a sudden loss of my own identity. It was at that point where I asked myself, “Who am I?”
I came from a family of seven, and we were what most people would consider unfortunate, for we all lived in a house of about one thousand square feet. The exterior of our home was that off boards and tarpaper for waterproofing. Growing up in a small town in northern Maine, we, as a family, did our best in creating opportunities for ourselves to achieve some type of success. And, with no hope of ever attending higher education, all that I could do was work toward opening my own business if I would ever experience success.
My first experience with seeing spirits started when I was about eight years old. I remember lying in bed next to my four-year-old brother seeing faces that were not of this earth staring at me. It was not until I was about ten years old before I gathered enough courage to stare back at them without using my blanket as a protector. Without realizing it at the time, the spirits that showed themselves were Jesus, Mother Mary, Melchizedek, Moses, Tobias, and Kuthumi Lal Singh – for these are the same Ascended Masters that work with me today. However, when I was thirteen years old (1961), my ability to see them completely stopped. It was as if someone turned off a switch, and then they were gone, not to be seen or heard until 2004.
During my high school years, I was not much of a student when it came to academics. But in 1966, at the age of seventeen, I graduated. I was never a showing person. I was timid, and never did I assert myself into something that made me feel uncomfortable. However, in 1968, I found a job as an automotive parts runner for seventy-five dollars a week. With this job, I noticed that I had a passion for learning about vehicle parts by studying its manuals. It was because of this passion in 1971; I learned all the workings of automotive government contracting when it came to purchasing vehicle parts for the military.
So, in 1971, along with three other partners, we opened an automotive parts store with me as its president. However, because of very trying times, the company and I went bankrupt three and a half years later. Then something happened that changed my life. It occurred right after the bankruptcy in 1975 when my wife and I ran completely out of money three days before payday; leaving us without any money to buy food and milk for our children. It happened while I was at work. My wife turned over our last few dollars to a neighbor that needed it more than we did. It was within that same day; my wife won a twenty-dollar drawing at a local food store. And, to our surprise, the very next day, my wife again won another twenty-dollar drawing at the same food store, giving us forty-dollars two days before payday. Of course, in 1975, forty-dollars bought a lot of food.
However, to top it off, I was lying in bed late that night, looking up at the ceiling, trying to go to sleep. And, out of nowhere, I became aware of some distortion taking place with the ceiling. Captivated by what I saw, I watched the darkness of the bedroom and the ceiling give way to the brightness of the night sky and how it was filled with glittering stars. Then all of a sudden, I saw three Franciscan Monks emerge from the darkness that was once my bedroom. And, once I became aware of them, they began to walk toward me. Then the Monks stopped near the foot of my bed, standing shoulder to shoulder, gazing at me. And, that is when I noticed their clothing was of traditional brown robes that Franciscans wear.
Then one of the Monks moved closer to me. And, as he pulled his hood off his head, that is when I noticed his grayish hair and a kind face. As I laid in bed gazing at him, he began to speak to me, saying: “Hello Terry, how are you doing? Of course, I said, fine! Then the Monk spoke again, saying: “Terry, you were with us in another lifetime. And now, in this lifetime, it is meant for you to know the truth.” That said: my reply was, “then what is the truth?” That is when the Monk joined up with the other Monks and disappeared.
A few days later, my thoughts began to focus on reading the Bible! Therefore, in the following months, I read the Bible from cover to cover. Once finished, I began to feel the urge to go back to Genesis, the beginning. That is when I started to have this feeling deep within to write a book about Genesis. But the moment I formed this question in my mind, I said to myself I cannot do that, I am no writer! Right after that thought, I felt a powerful vibrational energy move throughout my body. And, that is when I heard a voice in my head, saying to me: “Write a book about Genesis. Learn to understand the wisdom of the book and then write what you feel is the interpretation of that wisdom.”
So, in the late 70’s, I began to study Genesis, chapter by chapter, verse by verse, and that is when I began to notice a hidden message behind the literal words, even how the verses were laid out in each chapter. However, at the time, I found myself conflicted because my passion was for me to get back into business. So, I pushed aside what I heard from spirit and went back to focusing on getting back in business. It was no more than eight months after my bankruptcy; I found a way to get back into business. Once in business again, a few months after that, I bid on and won over twenty-six government contracts throughout the United States, selling vehicle parts to the military.
However, after eighteen years of working with a partner, I was kicked out of my own company. Then one day sitting and doing some deep breathing, out of the blue, I began to feel someone speaking to me again from beyond the physical realm. When I first felt this vibrational forum, for it was a while since I felt it, I suspected my mind was playing with me. Yet, in spite of what my mind was judging it to be, I could feel the sincerity of someone beyond the physical realm talking to me. It was then that I intuitively knew that someone not of this world was conveying a message to me via consciousness to consciousness. And what I heard was amazing!
The message: “It was not about my business, a signed agreement, family, education, where I was born, my intellect, or my failures, or even about God. It was about the wisdom that I had learned from every experience and every encounter that I had with myself, with my past lifetimes, and with others in this lifetime.” That was when I learned to trust only in what I was feeling coming from within my consciousness. And, once I learned to let go, it was at that moment I felt, not only my higher self speaking to me but other spirit entities around me as well. That is when they again gave me a message, saying: “Along your path of many lifetimes contains the wisdom of your experiences, and when you place ‘all that you are’ as in this lifetime only because of those beliefs, your upbringing, and who you think you are, then you cannot bring forth the wisdom of those experiences to your outer consciousness. And because of it, you have been separated from your higher soul self and all the wisdom it possesses. Therefore, being aware of ‘who you truly are,’ is more important than all the treasures, education, and power in the world.”
Immediately after I heard the messages, I again heard the words in my consciousness saying, “Once you understand this, then all of those things and more will come to you automatically anyway because you would be ‘aware of who you are as a God also,’ therefore drawing toward you all that comes with the knowing of who you truly are.”
That was the first time in my life that there was nothing to fix about me, other than perhaps a little love and care for myself. It was at that very moment I decided to open up another company in 1993, using my own name. And, today my annual sales are over twenty-five million dollars, and I have written five books with the Ascended Masters at my side guiding me all the way.