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When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man.

When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man.

throughout my lifetime, i have been awakened by what some might call spirits. i first remember this when i was a young boy, too small to get out of bed in the dark to investigate the sounds. there were times in chicago when i was living above the dance club and things would fake, shake, and break while i was asleep. there it was easy to place the blame on the “el” train which ran almost directly outside my window.

when i lived in california in the late 80’s, our house was robbed at gunpoint at about 3 am, i got knocked over the head with the butt of a pistol because i was dialing 911 using a phone on the floor of my bedroom. i woke up randomly for over 3 years about the same time of the morning- still do once in a while actually.

when i moved to denver in 88 and lived with my cousin for awhile, there was a succession of knocks, doorbells, and things flying off desks and tables in my room. during that time, i would have to say that somebody (or something) definitely wanted to get my attention.

i travelled to paris in the mid 90’s with my friend joe. we rented an apartment on isle st. louis and i was awakened with a intrusive poke on the shoulder by a robed figure motioning me to step through an imaginary (or spiritual) doorway. i remember distinctly thinking about it for just a minute and then thinking “why the hell not”?

last night i was startled and aroused by 3 distinct knocks and i immediately connected this attempt to get my attention to the situation i am facing in my life at this very minute. i tried to rationalize it away and then realized that intuitively i know it is meant for me. and if i make a poor decision because of it, that must lead to a better place. even if i have to trudge through manure for awhile to get there.

Have you found yourself lying in bed, just about to fall asleep, when suddenly you hear three distinct knocks nearby on the door, wall or window? Has this happened more than once? Maybe you figured the source and went to sleep. Or, it left you shaking under your sheets. Once all other rational explanations have been ruled out, one then asks who or what is causing the phenomenon and why? For my great grandmother, who spoke openly about the occurrence, it was her daughters way of letting her know she wasOK. Maybe for you, the hour is significant. Some have said it is around the time a loved one died, while others say that the time has no meaning. Could be a ghost or residual haunting. One would have to keep a written record of the event-time, place and conditions at the time knocking takes place. With this, a pattern could develop that could help when investigating your situation further. That could explain the knocks. However, what is the significance with the number 3? This has left me scratching my head…reposted from

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