I'd become acquainted with John through the Great Lakes Medieval Fair, where he'd performed for years and where I spent many a summer weekend. A few years ago I was told about his spiritual website and when I read it, I was moved and excited as this was exactly what I believed as well. Three years ago, I went on a dinner cruise done by the Fair and got re-acquainted with John, who was the Fair's Entertainment Director at the time. Shortly thereafter I was invited to teach the Fair cast medieval dance (one of my hobbies), and after the day's lessons, John and I talked for hours about spirituality, his adventures, etc., and I felt like we were fast (and old) friends.
Now about seven years ago, I had run an event for the medieval group I'm in (where I learned and teach the dancing) and when we cleaned up, I found a tiny silver ring with a beautiful ivy engraving on it. There was an inscription on the inside. I tried for months to find the owner to no avail and something told me to keep it, so I put it in the basket with my crystals. Keep in mind that I was just growing into my own Lightworker status and was definitely a "newbie" to spirit energy.
So, fast forward several years to the spring mentioned before, where John and I talked for hours and became good friends. That was in May.
The week before the Faire was to open, the first week in July of that year, I was poking through my crystals basket for something to take to work for good energy on a rough day. I touched that lost ring, and got a WHOOSH of electrical energy through my body, as if it were charged. I thought I had a pinched nerve! Having forgotten I had the ring, I picked it up and looked at it, and noticed the inscription on the inside - John 15:5. !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I gasped and shook and cried. I looked up the verse - "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who dwells in me and I in him shall have much success." Oh. My. God. I emailed John and told him I believed I had a message for him. He was intrigued but, after all his experiences, not surprised.
I had a reading scheduled with Sharon Prince the next day. Sharon is the reader who opened John to his past life and his present mission, and who has now written the book. She confirmed that the ring was a huge message for all of us (and I didn't understand at the time that I was part of that US). I was so overcome I practically ran out of the house!
Opening day of the Medieval Fair, I was wandering around when John found me, and we went to a relatively quiet area to talk. Shaking, I pulled out the ring and handed it to him so he could see the inscription. His face went white and he said "OH my GOD!!" I handed him a small cloth where I'd embroidered the verse so he'd know the reference. Then he got tears in his eyes, grabbed me, and held on as if he was drowning. We're both crying by then. When he calmed a bit, he said that he'd been behind his stage, praying for guidance - did God want him to give up the security of his entertainment profession to do spiritual work full time, is it time to really step into his mission? And then I showed up with the ring. !!!!!! So, hence, being the ring-bearer and Elvish (I am a very small woman!), my John of New name is Frodo! And I will be forever awed and grateful to Spirit that I was meant to be the safe-keeper for all those years of this special message to John.