Messages from Big Jim
Big Jim and James Dean
We never know how a loved one will let us know that they
are "still around." Big Jim is always creative! On May 22,
2007, I had the privilege of participating in a Spirit Card Circle with
Rev. Hoyt Robinette. While Rev. Robinette gave readings from the
billets, spirit was busy in his Snake Basket creating the Spirit Cards
I was quite surprised at the image on my
Spirit Card. At first I thought it was Big Jim, but on closer
inspection, I realized, "it's James Dean!" As a young girl, for
whatever reason, I felt drawn to James Dean - even though he died five
years before I was born. When I showed the Spirit Card to my mom, she
agreed the image is of James Dean and told me he was an idol of Big
Jim's. Then it started to make sense.
Big Jim was four years younger than James
Dean. James was a personification of the restless American youth of the
mid-50's. The two had much in common - both were only children, they
loved motorcycles, from reading the biography I found online of James
Dean and knowing Big Jim, I recognize there was much more than met the
eye with both of them. Plus, they were similar in their traits as
"rebels." Daddy always did like for me to "figure" things out.
Click on the image to see a larger
view of the Spirit Card.
Image of James Dean found on the internet.
As in Big Jim's case, our loved ones who
have transitioned are very creative in how the communicate with us.
Don't force yourself to miss an opportunity to connect because you think
your "imagination" was in play instead of the spirit of the one you