Two other bits of information came out during this early period of discovery that became very important later. Since Peg and I were doing a lot of automatic writing in those days, we both tried very hard to channel Rachel’s full name. Peg kept getting the name Rachel Ward – which we both felt was a trick of her subconscious because she was a big fan of the famous actress of that name, having been deeply engrossed in the British mini-series The Thorn Birds a couple of years prior.
Both then and now, I struggle with channeling any name. I am claircognizant, meaning that information literally drops into my head out of nowhere – so my hand is not being pushed or manipulated when I do automatic writing. I am simply trying to write what I hear. For some reason, names do not come with that information. They still don’t, even after 30+ years of practice and lots of mediumship work.
I tried nonetheless, and kept getting something similar. As hard as I tried to turn Ward into something else, it still came out, as I observed at the time, W/a/short letter like r or n/tall letter like d, t, or l. Once my guides got to the tall letter, the writing always stopped.