Part Sixteen – Where the chairs fall and minds race
“What did Albert say that was so off the plate you had to be harsh?”
“You don’t want to know, but you need to know he and Jen are done teasing you.”
“I do want to know,” Theo said.
“I want to know because I am still not sure I believe people can have these abilities or gifts you say you have.”
Lisa’s smile froze. She knew she would have to say something but did not want Theo to feel bad. She hated when she had to prove herself, and this was a case of stupid ego, not something any living soul should take to heart.
“Ok,” she sighed.
“You cannot take it to heart because it was Alberts’ problem. He did not let his ego go completely; therefore, his grudge stayed with him, and you were the scapegoat he needed, so he did not have to blame himself. Do you understand?”
Theo nodded a slow nod, looking thoughtful.
“You must be absolutely one hundred percent sure you can handle it. Otherwise, I won’t tell you.”
“Give me 5 minutes to think,” Theo eventually said.
Lisa wanted to start with the tables and chairs, so she got to work while Theo kept sitting at the table staring into the coffee cup. Emily hugged him and went to the kitchen.
After turning almost all the chairs, Lisa stood with a chair in her hand. Theo said, “OK,” loud enough for her to be startled.
She dropped the chair, and Theo apologized at once.
“I am ready.” it was apparent Theo had prepared himself. His breathing was strained.
Lisa grabbed the leg of the chair and put the chair in the proper position on the floor.
She took a deep breath.
“I need you to listen and not protest until you have heard it all. Please don’t interrupt me and be mad until you have heard it all. This is an unfair story starting, and until the end, so please don’t jump to any conclusions.” Lisa studied his face to make sure he understood and was calm enough to be able to listen.
Theo stared at her.
“Unfair? Ok, I will do my best.”
“You know, back when you were kids and playing hide and seek, you almost found him, and he fell?”
Theo turned completely white as a sheet. He tried his best not to speak, rubbing his hands together.
“Yes,” he said with a whisper.
“Well, Albert needed to blame someone other than himself, so he decided it was your fault he fell and eventually died from the fall.”
Theo had a crazy look in his eyes. It was hard for him to sit still.
“He did what?” Theo said a little too loud.
“See, that was exactly what I was on about; relax and listen.” Lisa had annoyance in her voice.
“Sorry,” Theo looked at the table and sat still, his face white. Anger was coming like a tsunami.
“So his ego wanted so bad not to be the one to blame that he decided it would be you. His ego wanted you to suffer because of what he believed to be your sin.” So, for all these years, he has teased.
Once more, Theo looked crazy in his eyes, but this time he said nothing.
“So when I started here, I realized you were right. Someone was taunting you, and when Jen came to the party and teased you, I had to find out what was happening.” She rubbed her hands against each other.
“So yesterday, I went back and talked to them, set them straight, and told them what was false, stupid, and mean. I told them in strong language that they were assholes. So they let go of the ego part and returned to where they were supposed to be.
So they were escorted home and will not bother you again.”
“That sounds amazing and scary at the same time,” Theo looked like he did not know what else to say. His crazy look was gone, but he was obviously affected.
“But are you sure?” his voice trembled.
“I am sure because an angel came to get them, and that usually means they are ready to learn and let go. I have done this for years, all my life actually, so it’s how things work.”
Theo stood up and came to hug her. Lisa did not really like hugs, but she accepted them.
“So now you see that is what I do, and I have sent them home to move forward in their soul’s life. It was unfair and stupid behavior.”
Theo had a tear running down his cheek.
“Thank you is not enough,” he said.
“Sure it is. I know it seems like a lot to you, but it really is all in a day’s work, even though it is not often I see such stupidity.” She laughed at her own words.
“I always thought it was all love, peace, and harmony,” he said.
“It usually is, but some keep their egos leftover and act stupid. That’s when they need some help to stay on their paths.”
Lisa got up and went to the counter to get the sugar containers.