I had always thought of myself as an average person. I had no religious training, and my parents were not truly religious, though they did believe in God. So when I had a vision in my life, I just expected that everyone had these sorts of things and didn't make an issue of it.
When I was 10 or 11 years old (I believe it was in February of 1971), I was walking down the sidewalk at our Torrance, California home and was preparing to turn into our driveway when I looked up into a tree.
As I looked up my view of the tree seemed to part and although my head was physically looking up, my perception was that I was looking down on a green countryside. And in this countryside was a mobile home. A voice from somewhere behind told me it was my future home. I saw a woman and the voice told me her name was Nancy and she would be my wife. Two children appeared and the voice told me their names were Dana and Vincent, a girl and boy in that order.
I was told that there was no need for me to look for a mate, because mine had already been chosen. I would be told who she was when the time came. To get me through until that time, I was instructed in how to remain chaste and to refrain from any unnecessary sexual relationships.
The experience of this vision was beyond my normal experience, as it was accompanied by a joy so great that it was not like anything I knew in this world.
As the vision disappeared, I suddenly became aware of the tree and where I was. I first thought that 30 minutes must have elapsed. But a quick observation made me believe that only a split second had elapsed. My stepfather, Chuck, happened to walk up behind me at that time and asked what I was looking at. I told him the details of the vision, he smiled and snickered, and then walked away. I was not sure how much time had gone by, but it didn't matter. I had a very joyful experience and that was enough for me.
By the time I was 15 my mother and step-father had divorced and I was living in Vermont. During my 15th year I was always walking around with a strong sense of joy. In that year, the trees were greener and the flowers were much more colorful.
In my 17th year I was on my own and was forced to take a GED, even though I had high grades in school. I travelled the country and eventually tracked down my biological father whom I hadn't seen for more than 12 years. It was truly a time for joy in my life to find my father and share my love for him. While staying at his cabin in Northeast Washington State, I had a dialogue with my inner voice.
We talked for the better part of 30 minutes and I was told about my function in this world. The voice told me that I would be very beneficial to the happiness of many. I had been chosen as one of many teachers to help guide others toward their own inner happiness.
Being the rational and practical person that I was, I questioned whether or not I had been hallucinating. I asked this inner voice for a clear sign that this was not my imagination. It was a clear night and I was instructed to look into the sky. The voice said that if I saw meteorites form the letter "Y" then the it was real. If I saw the letter "N," it was not. It occurred to me how odd it would be if I saw a letter "N" as that would also be a confirmation of the voice. I looked up for several minutes, but saw nothing.
I retired back to the cabin and was preparing to go to sleep when I decided to go for one last look into the night sky.
I was looking for about five minutes when, in clear view, two meteorites entered the earth's atmosphere at the exact same moment. They burned toward each other forming the upper half of the letter "Y". At the exact moment of intersection, one meteorite burned out and the other continued, forming the second half of the letter "Y".
The whole show took place in such a way that it was a perfect letter "Y" from my particular vantage point on the earth. There was no doubt in my mind from that moment on. I have lived each moment of my life with the certain knowledge that I have a purpose and that I have a guide to help me fulfill that purpose.