October 31st and the Thinning of the Veil Between Worlds

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Halloween wasn’t always a time to give out treats to youngsters in cute costumes. Originally Halloween was known as Samhain, pronounced Sow-wen, and represented the end of summer on the Celtic calendar. Samhain also marked the transition between seasons as well as a “doorway between life and the season of death.” This doorway was interpreted as a thinning of the veil between worlds, which enabled people to more readily communicate with those that have passed away. The Celts would celebrate the day by adding a plate of food on the dinner table or by leaving food and drink on the doorstep outside for returning spirits.

Likewise, the people of Mexico celebrate Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos) on October 31. It’s a way to honor and pray for family and friends who have passed away while supporting their spiritual journey.

 

Halloween is a Great Opportunity to Let Your Loved Ones Know You Miss Them

It really shouldn’t matter what day of the year you reach out to a loved one or a pet that has passed away. However, I tend to believe Halloween does offer a magical quality, making everyone more intuitive, so they can take the leap needed to make contact with a deceased loved one.

Oftentimes, we may find ourselves wishing for one last chat, or to see that special person or pet one more time. I believe our loved ones can hear us and are able to respond in different ways.

We may be visited in our dreams, see something that reminds us of them, hear someone utter a phrase the person said often in life, show us something unique that is symbolic of the lost loved one, find pennies or feathers in our path, hear our name called in a familiar way, or smell a scent that is reminiscent of a loved one.

Pets can also visit from the other side. We may see a depression on the couch or the bed where they once rested, come across a familiar toy in an unexpected place, see someone else’s pet that looks just like the one we lost, hear a bark or a meow that sounds uncannily like the pet that has died, or simply feel the pet’s presence around us.

 

Does Pretty Girl Live on the Moon?

I had a recent experience regarding my cat, Pretty Girl, who died in June. I was missing her terribly and expressed an interest in seeing her again. That night I had a dream about her. I was told to rent a four-wheel-drive jeep in order to navigate a steep, rocky mountain. It was a difficult drive over bumpy, boulder-strewn roads.

When I finally arrived at the top, I saw a little white house and entered it. Once inside, I noticed an old woman sweeping her floor. Her house was spotlessly clean. I asked the woman, who must have been an Oracle of sorts, if I could see my cat again. She gave me directions, and I drove away into pitch black darkness.


I stepped out of the jeep in a place that looked a lot like the surface of the moon. The stars were brilliant overhead. Everywhere I looked I saw contented cats lounging about, enjoying the night sky. I called Pretty Girl by name, and she came to me. I loaded her up into the jeep, petted her and told her I loved her. I woke up from the dream just as I began driving down the mountain again.
The next day, I had to go by a bank in another part of the city. There in the back of the parking lot was a black cat enjoying the afternoon sun. As the cat glanced at me, I realized she looked just like Pretty Girl, only bigger. Perhaps that was her way of letting me know she was still around?

 

But I Don’t Have a Dog …

Recently, I had the opportunity to offer psychic readings at a house party. As one lady sat before me, I noticed the presence of a large dog. I said, “What is your dog’s name?” She said, “I don’t have a dog.” I laughed and told her she could have fooled me, because there was clearly a dog sitting at her feet. She then admitted she had a dog, but he had died a couple of years ago. I told her, he was still around her, and described what I saw. She was happy to know that her dog loved her enough to stick around even after he passed away.

 

Honoring a Bond of Friendship and Love

As the nights get colder and the days become shorter, we may find ourselves missing the conversations and experiences we’ve had with our friends, family and pets that have passed away. The website whatsyourgrief.com suggests that moving on after a loss is not always easy. Instead, we should consider incorporating the continuing bond theory into our lives to make the loss easier to handle. Consider taking the following steps:

  1. Talk to them
  2. Write letters to them
  3. Include your loved one into events and special days
  4. Imagine the advice they would give you
  5. Talk about them to someone who doesn’t know them
  6. Live your life in a way that they would be proud of you
  7. Finish a project
  8. Take a trip they always wanted to take

Fire in the Sky!

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On Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11 p.m. (Yes, it was Friday the 13th!), there was a severe storm in my area of Atlanta. I heard buzzing in my house and wondered, “What is THAT noise?” I stepped out onto my front porch to take a look. I saw dark, heavy clouds appear overhead, listened to the thunder booming over and over and watched as lightning lit up the night sky.

I ran inside and began unplugging all of the electronics and yelled to my partner – Start Praying! I knew this storm was going to be a bad one. We prayed. Then we began visualizing pink and white healing light around our adjacent neighbor’s house as well as our own and the neighbor’s house across the street, which had been hit by a big poplar tree during a storm a year earlier (they had a new baby too!). I pulled out a Tibetan singing bowl and played it around my huge trees in my front and back yard. I urged my trees to stand strong against the storm.

All the trees were so still; there was no movement at all. I could feel chaotic energy building in the air and knew something had to break.

Fire Department Responds in Force

All of the sudden I heard a BOOM! The sound was so close! In that instant I smelled smoke. I said, “Do you smell it? Do you smell the smoke?!” I ran outside and saw that my neighbor’s house two doors down was on fire. I yelled Fire! And ran across the grass in my bare feet to the neighbor’s house. I pounded on the door along with another neighbor, and I yelled out their names. I was scared for the parents, their little boy and their new baby.

As it happened, they saw arcing electric outlets in the attic and ran with their babies and family dog to my neighbor’s house next door just before the lightning hit their house. My neighbor heard me bellowing his name from inside my next door neighbor’s house, came outside and shouted, “It’s OK, we’re safe!”

I looked down at my feet and realized I was standing on burning wood and left quickly. To my surprise, the fire did not burn my feet.

If you’ve read one of the previous stories I’ve written, you may recall I was burned in a house fire, which should have stopped me from taking action with this one. However, at the time all I could think about was I could not let this happen to my neighbors!

A massive oak took the brunt of the lightning strike; it traveled up one of the tree limbs and set a portion of the neighbor’s roof on fire. A great local response by nearby fire stations stopped the fire in its tracks. There is a scar on that tree now; I pray it, too, will be OK.

 

Controlling Chaos in Your Life

Sometimes, we are faced with situations that we can’t control; we can either take action or run away (the fight or flight syndrome). The same can be said for people. I learned as a teenager that you can’t change other people, only your reaction to them. If you are around someone who asks for direction but takes no responsibility, or someone who sees you in a way that you don’t see yourself, consider taking steps to minimize that person’s impact on you and your life.

Also consider that this person may be in your life to teach you something about yourself or perhaps you are there to teach that person something. In these situations ask yourself: Am I the Student, or Am I the Teacher?

MindBodyGreen suggests the following steps in order to take charge of relationships and situations.

  1. Choose compassion. By putting yourself in their shoes, you may see the cause of the chaos this person brings to you. Could the person be immature? Not in touch with their own feelings? Unable to accept that he or she is responsible for their own actions?
  2. Find the heart within. While someone may seem crass, egotistical and mean on the outside, their may be a small child within that still needs love – badly. MindBodyGreen suggests you pretend as if you are meeting the person for the first time. No past experiences. No expectations.
  3. Understand yourself. By becoming self-aware, you can realize why you are being triggered in any given situation that may annoy you or make you happy.
  4. Consider the Consequences. This is what I call “feeding the monster.” When you respond to someone in an angry manner it makes you feel bad inside, so why do it? MindBodyGreen suggests a healthier exchange or even a neutral one.
  5. Look for the Lesson. Why are you drawing a person, circumstances, situations or difficulties like this into your life? Once you figure out the lesson, you can minimize it or at least gain a healthy perspective. Likewise, this person may be showing you some aspect of yourself that you choose not to recognize or accept. Do you pass judgement? Do you accept other’s views? By acknowledging the lesson, it is much easier to not put the lesson “through the repeat cycle,” and move on with your life.

Two Situations: Two Different Outcomes

I keep a copy of the serenity prayer on my refrigerator. Here’s why: I realize there are things in life that are beyond my control. The serenity prayer is a simple way of reminding myself to respond appropriately whenever possible.

Last week, I “blew up” over a situation that had been building for a while. Instead of feeling better by finally giving in to my anger, I felt bad and a little nauseated by my outburst. I realized the importance of recognizing I was not in control of the situation; it was happening no matter what I thought about it. This realization enabled me to reach a level of acceptance.

The following day, after meeting with a client and doing healing work, I had another out-of-control situation where a driver purposely sideswiped my car to prevent me from merging into a lane. I was stunned, but because I had just worked with someone to promote healing, I was feeling love and kindness towards everyone. I was literally in a different “head space” than the previous day. In fact, much to my astonishment, I did not get angry at all. Instead, I felt compassion for that person. I realized that driver had so much anger inside it could only result in a lot of heartache and health problems. I said a prayer she would find happiness in her life.

Take Charge by Thinking Before You Act

Smart people know they need to wait a minute before reacting to situations. In an insightful article from Dr. Leslie Becker-Phelps in Psychology Today, Dr. Becker-Phelps references a quote from Holocaust survivor Victor Frankl, which she calls, “creating a space between.”

“Between stimulus and response there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”   – Victor Frankl

Rather than reacting without thinking, Dr. Becker-Phelps suggests finding new ways to respond.

  • Consider the person you would like to be.
  • Think about the meaning or origin of your reactions.
  • Observe the outcome of your reactions.
  • Imagine a better response.
  • Be compassionate with yourself.

One of the keys to becoming a good psychic is to “get out of your own way.” That means being the person you were meant to be: compassionate and caring, non-judgmental, not changing what you “see” based on your own experiences, and being the kind of person your client needs in that moment (open and receptive). In fact, learning to be compassionate in the face of life’s challenges is one of the first steps you can take on the path to enlightenment. Meditation can also foster significant change in this direction.

Psychic Fun: Psychic Fun: Meditate to Supercharge Psychic Ability and Enlightenment

I know how important it is to reduce stress and improve awareness, so I am teaching a meditation class through my local parks and recreation department.

Take 10 minutes every day of quiet time is one of the first steps you can take to enhance your psychic ability. I do a silent, mantra meditation using two words: so and hum. The word so is used as you inhale and hum is used as you exhale. Deepak Chopra created this meditation after he was exposed to transcendental meditation. He shares information about the mantra here: https://thejoywithin.org/meditations/mantras/so-hum-deepak-chopra.

If a mantra meditation seems too challenging to do, I have discovered an 8-minute meditation created by Jonathan Goldman. One of my students had not meditated previously. He was able to get a lot out of this meditation: Chakras: 7 Minute Tune Up. It’s available for free on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8kwc1lkiAQ.

Have fun!

 

Ghosts in the Antique Store

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Two weeks ago, a friend invited me to visit her in North Georgia. She wanted me to take a tour of the store where she and other vendors sell handmade crafts and antiques.

The two-story, brick and wood-frame store was constructed more than 100 years ago along the town square. Over time, a couple of fires gutted portions of the building, and the store was rebuilt. The only original section remaining was an elevator shaft in the middle, which was used to store empty boxes.

The store was also haunted.

In fact, my friend, other vendors, and the store owner have experienced quite a bit of paranormal activity at the store. Flying Christmas trees, flickering lights, shifting booth displays and whispered words are just a few of the experiences relayed to me by my friend.

 

The Elevator Shaft

The first stop on my personal tour was the elevator shaft. From what I could determine, several male entities hung out there and requested through me that the employees “clean up the place,” because boxes were stacked up haphazardly, which created a bit of a mess. If ghosts live in a hierarchy, those ghostly guys would be considered the head honchos. They seemed happy enough to be there and clearly liked the place. I believe they were people that worked there many years ago.

 

The Elderly Couple

As I moved through the store, I “saw” an old couple sitting side by side in a wicker love seat. Even after death, they appeared to be completely in love, which made their presence even more special to me. They didn’t die at the store, and the seat was a new, handcrafted piece. The couple just seemed to like it and were comfortable there.

 

Creepy Staircase

Sometimes a ghost may not have a direct connection to a building but will choose to inhabit it because old buildings are re-purposed and reused rather than torn down. In other words, the building is steeped in history. That was the case for the two gentlemen I spotted on the stairs. One of the men was standing at the top of the stairs. He indicated to me he had been killed in a gun fight. The other was standing at the bottom of the staircase. He did not indicate why he was there but appeared to be looking up towards the other gentleman at the top of the staircase. I hope that my presence brought them some peace.

 

Runaway Slaves

The attic was covered with everything imaginable. It was here that I felt fear. It wasn’t my fear, it was the fear of two ghosts – a man and a young girl – who remained somewhat hidden among the boxes. I realized they were very likely runaway slaves from the 1800’s. They did not know it was 2019. I told them it was OK now, they were safe, and no harm would come to them. I felt their relief. Then I heard the man laugh and looked over into the general area where he seemed to be looking. I laughed too when I spotted a soft sculpture of Casper the Friendly Ghost.

 

Antiques Hold Energy

Sometimes antiques retain the energy of the original owner. This isn’t necessarily a ghost, rather an energy presence or energy signature that may bring paranormal activity with it upon purchase.

That’s because antiques have a history, says Amanda Linette Meder. History could include:

  • The people who owned it
  • How the piece was used
  • Where it was placed before you purchased it
  • Residual energy that has been picked up over the years

I buy specific antiques because they speak to me. Before making a purchase, I will touch an antique to see if it is “real” or a cleverly made copy. I believe when an antique has an energy presence around it, it’s more important than ever to treat the antique with respect and care.

 

Never Forget

As I walked by the antique stalls, I was drawn to a dusty corner where I saw a canteen from WWII. Over and over I heard in my head, “Never Forget.” I told my friend the man who owned the canteen had died in WWII and remained attached to it. I thought to myself, why do the words sound so familiar? Today I found a quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower referencing the Nazi death camps he saw at the end of WWII.

“The world must know what happened, and Never Forget.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

The Pearl Necklace

Another lighted display case held a double string of pearls. There was a clear energy presence attached to the beautiful strands. An elderly widow had once loved those pearls and left behind an energy “signature” to make certain they remained safe. I told my friend it was very, very important to appreciate the pearls and treat them with care and not to let children play with them. The lady seemed adamant about not letting children play with the pearls.

 

The Christmas Room

The resident ghosts seemed to enjoy the Christmas room the most. I kept hearing words in my head: “We love the Christmas room. It’s so much fun!” I let my friend know that whatever the owner decided to do with the space, she should consider keeping the Christmas room intact. Apparently, the ghosts enjoyed moving the decorations around.

Clocks Chime out of Time

On one wall of the store, there were chiming clocks of all kinds. As we walked by, or if we were on the other side of that floor of the store, several clocks would chime, letting us know there was an entity by the clocks. The ghost that stayed in that area let me know he enjoyed caring for the clocks and was detailed in life as well. Perhaps he was an engineer?

 

Caring for Antiques

So what do you do after purchasing an antique? Clean it, and if possible, and use salt as a way to absorb the energy that may be clinging to it. For more on the topic check out this link: http://www.energy-shifter.com/cleansing-antique-or-used-objects.html. I recall a situation years ago involving another friend. She brought a small set of dried bones on a leather string back from her international travels and hung the bones on a cabinet in her hallway. I asked, “What did you bring home?! Please put them in salt water, and let them dry in the sun. These bones have something attached to them.” She did so, and the unusual paranormal activity in her hallway settled down.

 

Peaceful Days Ahead

All in all, we counted 21 ghosts in that store and 6 energy signatures. I spoke with my friend yesterday, and she said the ghosts seem to be calmer now. It is my hope that acknowledging their presence in a kind way helped dissipate some of the pent-up energy. I let them know they were welcomed to stay or they could go on to the light.

Psychic Fun: Determining Whether an Antique is Real or a Replica

So how can you tell if an antique is real or not? By letting it speak to you. Do some deep breathing and enter a calm state of mind. Walk into the store and look around and listen. This will allow the real antiques to “shine with their own special light.” When that happens, I will walk over to the antique and lightly touch it with my hand. By doing so, I can feel a slight vibration indicating the antique is worth considering further. If you are still unsure, consider these tips on antiques from the DIY Network: https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/make-and-decorate/decorating/tips-on-distinguishing-a-true-antique-from-a-reproduction.

Have fun!

 

What To Do When Life Throws a Curve Ball … or Two

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When life throws you a curve ball, or a series of curve balls, you can choose to ignore it, feel despair and sadness over it, get angry over it, or make life changes in response to it.

Elisabeth Kubler Ross, in her book, “On Death and Dying,” described the five stages of grief as denial, depression, anger, bargaining and acceptance. When faced with a big change in life – loss of a job, the end of a relationship, a move away from home, a horrific accident, loss of a loved one – we find ourselves experiencing some or all of these emotions. It’s OK. That’s what makes us human.

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”  – Elisabeth Kubler Ross

 

Deadly Experiences: Two Reactions

There is a story on The Guardian news website about a couple who went for a hike. The woman smelled something and got a queasy feeling and did not want to move forward. Her husband said her concern was groundless and pressed on. The two were subsequently attacked by a bear on the trail. Both sustained horrific injuries and disfigurement. The husband chose to see it as a second chance for life. His wife chose to let fear overcome her and “fought the bear” in her mind for the remainder of her life.

Another Guardian story involved a couple who went scuba diving. The wife, Micki, was attacked by a shark and almost lost her arm. She allowed herself to become fearful, reliving the attack over and over again in her thoughts. She announced she would never scuba dive again. Micki’s husband decided to take action. He had taken a photo of the shark, which he put on her computer screen to help her overcome her fear.

“Every time I walked in, I had to look at her (the shark) again,” she said. “It took a week or two, but I was gradually desensitized.”

Two years later, Micki decided to try snorkeling again. By doing so she overcame the fear around the traumatic event and gained her freedom.

 

When Angels Step In

I was recently talking to a client and friend who described a traumatic car accident to me. As she was describing the event, I “saw” an angel lift her by the shoulders, pulling her out of the way just as the collision occurred. She survived with minor injuries, but the car was a goner. The message for her was simple: It’s not your time, and the angels made sure of it.

Her story of angelic intervention is not the only one. In a Guidepost.org story, An Angel at the Amusement Park,” the writer describes a sister and brother’s experience on the amusement park ride, the Viking Fury. During the course of the ride, the safety bar popped open. At that moment, the sister screamed then immediately felt a warm hand grab her t-shirt from behind. Both she and her brother were yanked back in their seat, and they pulled the bar shut again. They looked back to see a tall, blonde man seated behind them who said: “That came loose on you, didn’t it?”

After the ride was over, the pair of children looked for the tall man, but he was nowhere to be found.

 

When Does Angel Intervention Begin?

I’ve ignored angelic warnings before to my detriment. Once, I attempted to take a flight three times for an event in another state. I never did get on that plane. I realized later I was meant to stay home due to the unexpected death of a family member several hours later.

Perhaps you’ve ignored an angelic warning or two in your own life? Angelic warnings can take several forms including:

  • Mechanical failures (your car refuses to start or it stops suddenly and won’t move forward).
  • You feel a queasiness in your stomach.
  • You can’t find your keys.
  • There are weird delays when you attempt to leave.
  • You hear a “disembodied voice,” that gives you a warning.
  • You become ill suddenly.
  • You are advised to stay home by family or friends (even your pets!).
(Source: https://www.darpayment.com/8-warning-signs-from-the-angels/)

 

Finding Peace Following a Disaster

Not everyone experiences a monumental shift into a better life path following a traumatic incident or life-changing event, especially if it feels like all areas of your life are being hit simultaneously.

Realize the Wheel of Life goes around and around. Sometimes you find yourself at the bottom and sometimes you are at the top.

Patrycja Domurad

When you are feeling like you are at the bottom of the Wheel of Life, Patrycja Domurad suggests you change your attitude by taking time to accept where you are right now then give thanks for the good stuff. In her blog post, “Stop Waiting for Life to Happen and Start Living Now,” Patrycja asks the question “How would my perspective change if I realize my quality of life is directly related to my reactions?”

“Instead of waiting for life to happen, make it happen. Instead of waiting for a change, create a change.” – Patrycja Domurad

She recommends keeping a daily gratitude journal to get back on track. A shift in direction will occur if you take a couple of minutes each day to list the things you are grateful for in your life, she said.

  1. Commit
  2. Begin
  3. Write it down
  4. Feel it
  5. Choose a set time of day
  6. Practice present-moment gratitude
  7. Share the gratitude
  8. Don’t stop once you start seeing results
  9. Allow yourself to be human

Simply put, if you are continuously thinking negative thoughts about life’s unexpected changes it makes you feel bad and can ultimately impact your health. And while it may seem impossible to feel great all of the time, it is possible to appreciate life’s special moments as they happen if you are able to shift your focus.

 

EMDR and PBM Therapy

Sometimes it takes more than feeling grateful or tackling a situation head-on to resolve it, especially if the event is traumatic. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is one non-traditional therapy that has proven useful for some people. How it works: Therapists will guide a person’s eyes back and forth as the person describes the traumatic event in detail. Over several sessions, the therapists assists you by replacing negative images with more positive ones.

Another non-invasive medical solution is Photobiomodulation (PBM). How it works: PBM uses near-infrared light to “stimulate and heal” in response to traumatic events, degenerative diseases such as dementia, psychiatric disorders such as depression, injuries or chronic pain. A double-blind 2016 study showed a positive impact using this type of light therapy for patients suffering from neuropathy (nerve damage).

 

Living in the Present Moment

A friend of mine told me the other day she was impressed that I was able to interact with a wild animal. She was referring to an experience I had last summer when I walked up to a young blue jay, took photos and petted it as it sat on my bird bath.

Truthfully, I was living in the Present Moment.

Being in the present moment removes expectations and allows you to feel with your senses – especially your heart – while preventing your brain from taking over to tell you how things should be. Other benefits of living in the present moment can be found here: https://www.raptitude.com/2014/03/present-moment-benefits/

Psychic Fun: Are You an Earth Angel?

Have you ever thought that you are not in sync with humanity or that you feel like an alien in your own skin? Perhaps you are an Earth Angel. Earth Angels, who have also been referred to as Lightworkers, believe they have come to this life for a higher purpose.

Ask Yourself if These Statements Describe You:

  1. Prefer to avoid conflict
  2. Empathic (feel the pain of others around you)
  3. Strong intuition
  4. Highly sensitive to crowd noise or other loud noises
  5. Love nature
  6. Love to spend time alone
  7. You feel like you have been called to a higher purpose
  8. You reject the ideals of others, preferring to embrace an alternative path (Independent)
  9. You accept people as they are
  10. You look younger than your chronological age
  11. You are artistic
  12. Proper time management is beyond your capabilities
  13. You are independent
  14. You are intuitive

If you answered yes to the majority of these statements, you are very likely an Earth Angel. What do you do now? www.ask-angels.com suggests you take time to meditate and connect with your angels, set a goal to be helpful each day, explore your abilities and take care of your physical body. Ask: “How may I serve? How may I more fully and vibrantly shine?” Above all, give permission to yourself to be who you are and ask for divine help. For more information on this subject please visit: https://www.ask-angels.com/spiritual-guidance/earth-angels/

Good luck!

 

 

 



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