“I promise you, that if you bring her to the meeting tonight, she will speak in tongues.”
The “she” that was being talked about in this conversation was me, although I had no clue that this dialogue had taken place until after the fact.
It was in the early 1990’s and my husband David, was doing his undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona. The conversation was between him and another spiritually hungry young man called Joseph.
We were young, in love, and had recently got married a year or so before in Las Vegas. Not only were we in love with each other, we were head over heels about God. Both of us had an insatiable thirst to experience God. Not just know about God, but to have supernatural encounters with the very Creative Power that was running like an invisible intelligence throughout the Universe. We wanted to live a supernatural lifestyle.
When I had met my husband, I was intrigued that he told me that he could speak in a language that he had never learned before. A language from another dimension.
The ancient mystic Paul, had coined the phrase “speak in tongues”, or in the modern vernacular, the languages of angels. In a letter penned to people in the town of Corinth, he had talked about this mysterious ability and it’s benefits. It could be used to encourage other people for those who also had the ability to also interpret what was being said. Not only that, it could strengthen that person’s spirit, their very essence. I was intrigued, enamored, and I must say rather jealous of my husband’s ability to do it.
When I asked him how it had happened, he told me that while he was stationed in the air force in England he had gone out running. While on the run, he had stopped to pick some blackberries. As he went to pick the chosen blackberry, lo and behold, out came this beautiful and mysterious language.
Wow! I thought to myself. It’s that easy?
That started my quest of wanting to speak in this mysterious language from another dimension. Now I know for some of those reading this, it may sound peculiar, but when you have a taste of the spiritual goodies that are available to us in Christ, it can become addicting. Especially the love of Jesus, which is like honey butter to the soul. Yummy! So delicious and intoxicating.
Anyway, I prayed and asked for it. My husband David prayed for it for me. We both prayed, commanded and did everything we knew of for me to have this ability. Nada. Not a thing. Zip!
I figured that maybe I wasn’t educated on it enough, so I read every book I could on the subject. How to speak in tongues, what were tongues, what was it used for, 3 easy steps to speak in tongues. Nothing. I even uttered a few syllables once, trying to make something up, but I knew it just that. Something I had made up.
This went on for two to three years. I finally resigned myself, that it just wasn’t for me. I couldn’t do it. I guess God didn’t want me to have it. Oh well. I resigned myself to just speaking English.
That’s when things got crazy.
As I mentioned, my husband David had started taking a class at the University with this firebrand called Joseph. Unbeknownst to me, he had told Joseph all about my dilemma, and how no matter how hard we tried, or what I did, the whole supernatural language thing just wasn’t in the cards for me.
That’s when he said,
“I promise you, that if you bring her to the meeting tonight, she will speak in tongues.”
“It’s not going to happen,” my husband said.
Joseph just smiled.
My fate was sealed.
That night, David asked me if I wanted to go to some meeting at a crazy church we had heard of that Joseph was a part of. They were known for strange supernatural phenomena. Despite our hunger for spiritual stuff, it was still far too way out for us. However, I agreed to go as they were having a guest speaker that night.
We pulled up to a warehouse looking building on a hot, dry Tucson desert night. I wasn’t actually expecting anything to happen, and David hadn’t told me about Joe’s guarantee earlier on in the day from their conversation.
To be honest, I can’t remember the talk the guest speaker made that night. All I remember, is Joseph and his wife Christi at the end of the evening ask,
“Hey Sue, can we pray for you?”
“Sure,” I said, thinking the four of us were simply going to pray together.
The next thing I know Joseph was leading me up to the front of the meeting place, and saying to the guest speaker,
“This is Sue, and she wants to be baptized in the Holy Spirit and speak in tongues!”
“What? I do?” I thought to myself.
I hardly had time to collect my thoughts due to the massive shaking. Not the shaking of my thoughts, but the shaking of my body. You see, the moment I made my way up to the front of the room it was like someone had plugged me into Arizona’s electrical grid system. My whole body was shaking with some sort of invisible energy. It was literally electrifying! I had no idea what was happening, as this had never happened to me before!
The next thing I knew, the gentleman speaker looked at me very kindly and said,
“Oh honey, you’ve been trying too hard. Receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues,” and with that he very lightly tapped my forehead with his fingertips.
It was like a freight train, or some unseen force picked me up off my feet and threw me back ten feet. I couldn’t see my husband’s face, but doubtless, his jaw dropped.
All I knew was that I was floating in another dimension. When I finally came to, I found myself flat on my back a way from the front of the warehouse, speaking in some crazy language that I didn’t understand.
Hold on! I WAS SPEAKING IN A LANGUAGE FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION!
I could hardly believe it! Everything seemed surreal. My husband was just as shocked as I was, while Joseph just smiled.
I don’t remember driving home that night, but I do remember waking up the next morning.
I awoke with the sun streaming through the window blinds. My husband was already up making fresh ground coffee in the kitchen. I rubbed my eyes. Was last night a dream? Did I just imagine it? It seemed like something from a sci-fi movie.
“Can I still speak in that crazy language?” I thought to myself.
The night before, it had just come upon me. How did I do it now? I engaged a part of me that was somewhere deep inside myself, opened my mouth, and out came this beautiful language. Unlike English, I had no idea what I was going to say next, but it sure was fun listening to the strange syllables tumbling out from within me. I smiled, and headed to the kitchen to get some coffee.
Almost thirty years have come and gone since that night.
Recently I had an interesting vision about using dimensional language in regards to navigating life from a mystical point of view. I was meditating with my eyes closed, when I suddenly found myself on a very high grassy ridge. My body was still in the United States, but my spirit was elsewhere.
Inside myself I had a feeling that the place was called “Wisdom’s Heights.”
The atmosphere was thick with a white fog-like cloud, and I could only see a very small area around me. Although I couldn’t see it, I knew below me lay a vast city. In front of me was a silver signpost, that had four signs on the top, each pointing in four different directions, north, south, east and west. However I sensed there weren’t just four, there were multiple directions that each of the signs pointed. Each one would take you to a different reality. The signs themselves were blazing blue-white and trimmed with gold. At the top, there appeared to be a flame of fire, which held the form of a lion, ever burning. I murmured to myself:
“The lion of the tribe of Judah.”
The air was thick, damp with expectation, as I saw a figure walking toward me. As the figure approached I knew it was Christ Jesus. He grabbed the silver post with one hand, and peered around it, with a playful smile on his lips. His thick dark hair was damp, and a solitary curl fell to the side of his exquisite face...and his eyes. Oh those eyes, you could get lost in them forever. When you look closely, you can see whole worlds within worlds, galaxies and star systems moving within them, that cause you to be drawn into multiple realms of existence. However, that is a story for another day.
“You are wondering what this is all about aren’t you?”
“Yes,” I said, my heart pounding out my chest. My eyes were drawn to the actual silver post that the signs were attached to, that his hand was wrapped around. I noticed that there were deep marks etched into it with symbols I did not understand. I can only describe it as a kind of reverse brail, although the lettering was far more sophisticated than brail. Rather than the symbols being raised, they were engraved deep into the silver.
“The signs at the top represent different realities that you can choose to experience during your life on earth. You have absolute free will to choose any you want. By strengthening your spirit, you will know how to choose the highest and best. One way to strengthen your spirit, and build up your faith is to pray in the spirit. The symbols that you see on the signpost are the language of the spirit. The universal language that is spoken in heavenly realms. Anytime you want more wisdom and revelation, simply engage your spirit, and trust me to impart the revelation of what you are speaking into your consciousness at the right time. Your starting point is always in the now.”
We talked further without words, and as usual I was completely undone by the amount of love emanating from him that he felt for me and all creation.
As I came out of this vision, I was astounded. I had taken this ability that was given to me decades ago for granted, and hardly ever engaged it. I decided that I was going to start utilizing that dimensional language more.
As I did so, I realized that I was actually shifting my vibrational state. When I felt overwhelmed, discouraged, scared or blue, I could shift my state of being by speaking in that language from another dimension. The world around us is made up of energy. As we start speaking, the reason that others can hear what we are saying is because we are causing a vibrational disturbance in the air around us. Those sound waves travel to the eardrum (our own, and whoever might be listening) causing a vibration on that ear drum. Our brain interprets those vibrations according to whether we consciously understand them or not, that is, whether we speak that particular language we are hearing.
When it comes to spiritual language, while our human brains might not understand it, our spirit does, and as we listen we reprogram ourselves and make ourselves stronger spiritually. 1 Corinthians 14:4
The gift of speaking in another human language like what the first apostles did is completely different. They obviously weren’t speaking in dimensional language or the tongues of angels as Paul called it. They were speaking in previously untaught human language. These were languages like French or Italian that other people who spoke that particular language could understand. Spiritual language is completely different. It is from an entirely different dimension.
As we travel through this earth realm, we are given countless choices, different realities to choose from each day. By strengthening your true essence, your spirit, you will become that much more conscious of naturally choosing the highest and best. Speaking in spirit language, is just one way to do it.
There are countless websites and videos on the internet that explore this phenomenon. However each person is unique and has their own path to walk with God. If this is an ability you desire, then don’t just assume it’s not for you because you have been asking for years like I did. Just like with me, you don’t know the conversations going on behind your back to get you where you need to be!