This Blog post is the perfect title for me to revisit because I just had another birthday. This time it is a spiritual birthday because I was baptized by full immersion in water. I did not understand the meaning of baptism until I came out of the water and saw the beautiful white robe that clothed me in the spirit realm. But I loved my multi-colored aura and the way that it danced when I walked. I loved the fact that it seemed to shimmer when I laughed, and was still when I was sad.
I loved also the way in which it bounced off the walls whenever I rocked my brother on my knee. He didn't seem to have an aura, but he loved to play with mine. I remember when I started to see it for the first time was when my aunt rocked me on her knee to try to comfort me. I could see the demons swirling around us, and they scared me half to death. But as she rocked me, one by one they left and never returned. I aged then, imperceptibly. I learned the power of love.