I received an Email from one of my dear readers with a story that I absolutely had to share with everyone (permission to share, received). I have removed the names for complete privacy purposes, but not the content. The parenthetical additions are from me to either translate or answer a comment before it comes in. Here is the story; I recommend you be seated when reading this:
I have grown sons, who have worked for years at a particular camp (name withheld). There are many Frum campers (observant Jews) there with autism as well as other disabilities. Yesterday was visiting day, and we went. My sons are friendly with the siblings of one of the campers there, a 13-year-old boy with autism. He does not speak, except for a word here and there, but types into a computer. He regularly gets messages from Hashem. He gets agitated when asked about Moshiach, but did tell one of the counselors, who is a friend with my sons, that Moshiach is definitely coming this year, on a Friday (I know that it is brought down that Friday is an unlikely day for Moshiach to be introduced, but Hashem works in mysterious ways, so the option is there).
My family was in the office with him yesterday while he was typing, and his sister asked him if he had any message for us. He started typing that my deceased daughter (he said the name, but it is eliminated here), whose name he was never told, is in Olam Habah, and that the Master takes special care of all the holiest Neshamahs (souls). I asked him if we need to go to Eretz Yisroel or will we be safe here (in America), and he said that Hashem protects everywhere. He has dreams in which he communicates with Ben in Israel, another autistic communicator (probably Ben Golden).
He recalls his past life, with details that were verified, and he explained about his sister with severe Cerebral palsy, that in a past life she sinned with her body. He touched my forehead and said "Amen." His sister said he was giving me a Brachah (blessing), and prompting me that I should say "Amen." Oh, and he also told one of my sons that he needs to study Iggeres HaRamban (the Letter of the Ramban Practical advice on spiritual ascent, from the 12th century mystic to his son) to help him with his patience for others; a problem he was just discussing last week with his brother, and he happens to have been carrying around that book (sefer) in his bag for a long time, but never got around to it. He was blown away. It was very emotional for all of us.
Someone asked him if we should daven for Moshiach, but he said there's no need, we just have to wait and be ready (doing what we must to prepare ourselves, Teshuvah, Tefillah, Torah Study, helping others, the commandments, etc). One son asked who will win the US election, and he said don't worry about politics, only Torah.After many years, since 1997, that I have been paying attention to the Facilitated Communications individuals (I call them that because they are not all autistic), I was very pleased to see consistency in this message. Everyone who comes back to this world with autism. Downs Syndrome, severe disabilities are almost always for the purpose of Tikun. They did not accomplish something, or made a big mistake (sinful), in a previous life, and came back with a physical ailment to rectify that shortcoming. The individuals who are very severe, not able to talk and sometimes not able to function at all with their physical needs, are very often called upon to get their Tikun by helping others.
Good stuff, huh?
The idea of an individual being in touch with Hashem and helping others by giving us messages from Hashem is very common. It does not happen to many of these individuals, which is why there is skepticism from the secular community about their ability to get messages from Heaven. Never-the –less the surest proof of this communications with Hashem is the fulfillment of the “test of prophecy” in the Torah (Deuteronomy 18:17-22). It basically says that if someone tells us what is going to happen, and it happened as he stated, it came from Hashem. There are so many messages that we have received over the past two decades that no one could have known, it had to come from Hashem.
There are other proofs that I have seen, such as a relative about to ask a question, where the FC individual already prepared an answer before it was asked. Totally impossible unless given advanced information from Hashem.
I thank my reader for this very inspiring story, and also wish this reader and family the blessings from Hashem.