Heywood, Rosalind - The Infinite Hive - ‘Orders’ said that the water should be turned off at the main
Type of Spiritual Experience
Rosalind used the name ‘Orders’ to mean her composer/Higher spirit, her source of intuition
A description of the experience
Rosalind Heywood – The Infinite Hive
In July 1949 I was shutting up the house for a month, and ‘Orders’ said that the water should be turned off at the main as a pipe in the attic bathroom was going to burst. I knew that this irrational prediction would stand little chance with my rational husband - it looked far more like fussing than ESP - and as I expected when I told him of it he kindly gave me the technical reasons why pipes did not burst in high summer.
At this I decided on a fatuous compromise: I would leave the water turned on as he wished and take a key to our builder for use when the pipe did burst. Although he, too, explained that pipes never burst in the summer, I just had the strength of mind to press the key into his reluctant hand, thank him and fly.
When the pipe did burst as Orders had warned me, his charge for repairing the damage was £20.