by Bob Romero —
Bob Romero has been a diligent student of esoteric spiritual subjects and metaphysics for many years, with a life-long quest for answers. He has submitted new and original articles that focus on life lessons and experiences he wishes to share with our readers and the world.
I recently had a dream that I was a little boy, and my dad was a young man. I remembered how he used to watch me while my mom went grocery shopping. I thought about how happy he was to have a little boy. Maybe I dreamed this because of my own experience of having a son and then two beautiful grandchildren.
But I also thought about what a generous and kind man that my father was. I described how he would go way out his way to help people in one of the first articles that I wrote. Now I see these same virtues in my son. As a personal trainer, he helps clients of all abilities achieve their physical goals, from athletes training for endurance events, to older people trying to stay fit, and overcome physical disabilities. With the COVID pandemic, he uses Facetime to make sure that they get their workouts in. I was able to observe the patience and encouragement he gives to each client. One of his first clients was an older woman who was in a car accident in the 1970’s and was confined to a wheelchair. He worked with her in a pool and she very slowly improved. At his wedding reception, she wheeled her chair to the middle of the dance floor, stood up and danced with him in place. There were hardly any dry eyes in the room. She has since passed, but her memory is an inspiration to all of us.
His most precious gifts to me and my wife are a beautiful, kind, and loving daughter-in-law, and two beautiful grandchildren. After seeing the wise parenting and example setting that he and his wife do with them, we feel so lucky and grateful that we are blessed to be part of their family. When our granddaughter began talking, she couldn’t say “Grandpa Bob”, and so she abbreviated it to “G-Bob”. When she calls me by that name, it’s the most precious sound that I’ve ever heard, and I do whatever she wants. After our grandson was born, his first word was “Bob” and he eventually said “G-Bob”.
It was a great honor to be his godfather for his baptism. Because of COVID, he wasn’t baptized until he was almost 16 months old. It was hard to keep him still during the Mass, and he high fived one of the priests before he was baptized. He giggled out loud when the water was poured on his head which caused the whole congregation to break out with laughter.
Then something mystical happened! Since then, he has called me, “Abba”. I didn’t know what to make of it. I knew that it didn’t have to do anything with the rock band from the 1970’s. So, I did some research and found out that “Abba” means “Father” in Hebrew, and it’s the word that Jesus used when referring to God. I thought how could this little one somehow know that I am his godfather. Then I remembered what the astrologer said when she read his chart. She said that the chart was a very unusual chart and that all the planets were on the left side. She drew the “Emperor” tarot card for him which denotes patriarchal callings. She said that this is a child who is very intuitive, psychic, spiritual, and don’t be surprised if he talks to animals and trees. She also said to believe him if he does. I haven’t seen him do that, but he did go up to the statue of St. Francis in our backyard, who is his size, and gave him a hug. Then he went to the sitting buddha and patted him on the head. The last time he was there, he bent over and kissed the buddha. Perhaps it’s a message from Spirit that I should imitate my father and my son, and serve others. This not only raises our vibration but helps us on our spiritual path. And being called “Abba” gives me a feeling that the best is yet to come.