I was at Sarah Jenks’ HOME Retreat, in circle with about 35 other women. At one point during ritual, I received a message from my husband’s recently passed grandma. It was simple, short, sweetβ€”she always liked us and was “rooting for us.”

The next morning one of the women at the retreat told me she had seen my grandma during the ritual the evening before. I said, “No, it wasn’t my grandmaβ€”it was my husband’s!”

I realized then that claircognizance could be a gift, rather than a curse.