My mom passed away in November of 2008. I come from a severely dysfunctional family. Without delving too much into it, my mom's wish was for her three children to be there for each other after she died. I had resentment toward my sister and had told her that once my mom was gone, I would distance myself from my her. It wasn't all that difficult because after my mom died, there were all kinds of family disputes, accusations and resentment. I tried keeping in touch with my sister, but we had a falling out about two months after my mom died and I told her I didn't want to speak to her again, deleted her number from my cell phone.
A few months later, I started meditating before bed. I used these mp3 guided meditations right before bed that were on my iPhone. The iPhone has a lock on it. The first incident happened one morning when I woke up. I picked up my cell phone and it started dialing a number in the area code where my family lives. I didn't recognize the number. I got a voice mail. It was my sister's! I left a message telling her how strange it was and that "someone" must want us to speak. She didn't call me back. I tried to come up with logical explanations. Did she call me? Was the call missed and when I picked up the phone it was dialing the number that had called me. I never memorized my sister's number. I just had it programmed in my cell. The phone has an auto-lock. It really didn't make any sense, but I put it out of my mind. I did notice, however, that there was a plus sign next to the number which is only present in international calls.
The second incident was the day before Mother's Day. I was on the phone with my aunt, hung up, put it in my purse and was at a mechanic's. As I was saying goodbye to the mechanic, I heard a noise that indicates a message. I reached into my purse, grabbed the phone and it was dialing that foreign number, which again was my sister's. I left a message, she called me back this time only it went to voicemail.
We aren't close, but we are now on speaking terms (or e-mail terms as we still haven't spoken). Again, there was the plus sign prior to the number only present with international calls. A few weeks later, I discovered that number had made its way into my "favorite" group on my contacts. These are people who I segment from the rest of my contacts because I call them regularly. The plus sign was there.
How can that not be my mom? She so wanted my sister and I to mend fences and here my phone mysteriously calls my sister on two occasions. I haven't added a contact info for that number. It exists nameless in my "favorites". I can identify it from the plus sign. I can't help now but believe there is some sort of afterlife out there. I've also awakened on a couple of occasions with my mom's voice calling my name. My mom has a very distinct voice and accent. So, there you have it. I hope my mom reaches out again. I miss her.