Ghosts Among Us and Objects That Move

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A few weeks ago, a dear friend I know stayed at my home for the weekend. As he sat in the backyard watching the birds in the morning, I took a quick photo. Later, when I looked at the photo I had taken, I noticed a large bright light hanging in the air around a nearby tree and two smaller lights near it. That night, we had dinner in my dining area. While I was enjoying my meal, a full glass of wine tipped over onto my plate, although no one had touched the glass. Later, the microwave door slammed shut, seemingly on its own.

While paranormal activity doesn’t “spook” me, the three incidents in one day caused me to take notice. The following Sunday, my friend passed away. I know now that the large light was an angel, and the smaller lights were his wife and another relative waiting to take him home.

Paranormal activity has always been a part of my life. The first time I can recall anything occurring was when I was living in a dorm room at the University of Georgia. A friend that lived at the dorm needed to move out of her room which had a very noisy roommate. Since my roommate had dropped out of college, I decided to let my friend stay in my room. I told her, “If you want to stay with me you need to know I like keeping my room neat, and I have ghosts.” At the time, my friend did not believe in ghosts, so I showed her. I said, “If there is someone in the room with me, please show us you are here.” At that moment, books fell off of a bureau with a slam! My new roommate jumped but was determined to tough it out.

Later, we moved to an off-campus apartment together. I was unaware that the place had been converted to an apartment complex following the closure of a senior home for the aging at that location. As it happens, one of the residents who had died there chose not to leave. He caused all kinds of trouble for us – from flushing the toilet at odd times to appearing on my closet door in a threatening manner to pushing my roommate against a door. Finally, I had had enough, and I told the ghost, “You can stay if you will quit causing trouble. Help out with the rent money, why don’t you?” The next day, I found a man’s shaving kit in a closet. It was full of coins. I told him, “thank you,” and I never had any trouble from him again.

There was another situation in Athens that I laugh about to this day. Seems there was a group of ghosts who lived in my little rental house. They would sing spirituals and dance in my living room. The first time I ran outside to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating from too much studying and not enough sleep.  When I walked back inside they started singing again.  A few weeks later, my little sister came up from Atlanta to stay with me for the night. She woke around 2 a.m. to witness someone walking into the bathroom. She called out my name, but I did not answer, so she got up to see what was going on. When she looked into my room, there I was sound asleep. Needless to say, she did not sleep get another wink of sleep. The next day she announced to me that she would never stay over at my place again. And she hasn’t.

As a former reporter, I had many incidents where ghosts would show up to tell me how they died. Imagine the surprise of the members of the police department when I would call for confirmation already armed with the facts?

A few years ago, I was asked by a friend to visit Racoon Mountain Caverns near Chattanooga, Tennessee, for a special tour involving the two of us plus a guide. My friend brought a device to capture audio of any paranormal activity. It was a lively day, and I spoke to a number of spirits who enjoyed “living” in the cool, dark cave. As I was passing through a narrow space, I felt something – almost like a noose – around my neck. I realized that particular ghost had died from hanging. As the cave guide had never experienced the paranormal before that day, I stepped out of the passage and had him stand where I was. He had the same sensation and was simultaneously frightened and amazed. My friend asked me if I would like to stay overnight in the cavern to further explore it, but I declined.

These days, when I have a scheduled reading, a spirit may show up in advance to let me know they would like to “visit” during the session. Once I am in the session, they will indicate they are present, either with a smell or an image (such as planting flowers) that may be associated with them, or it may be the manner of their death, which I will feel in my body. Some will “speak” through me. Others will mention things that are important to the person I am reading for, so a connection can be made. There are also times when the spirit makes it clear that they have moved on to heaven or their final resting place and have no plans to come back to visit. In those situations, they let me know that they are happy and are no longer in pain.

So what signs should you look for to determine if you have paranormal activity around you? suggests the following:

  1. Unexplained Noises
  2. Opening Doors or Cupboards
  3. Lights or Electronics Switching on and off
  4. Disappearing Items
  5. Shadows
  6. Feeling of Being Watched
  7. Hot and Cold Spots
  8. Unexplained smells
  9. Levitating Objects
  10. Apparitions
  11. Objects at your feet (coins, feathers)
  12. Animal (pet) reactions

For the most part, these spirits are no threat to you, and may be stopping by to give you a message. Or it may be someone that is attached to an antique (I have a few of them!). However, if you would prefer the spirits to go on their way, rather than stick around, you can light a white candle and guide them to the light by letting them know their family is waiting. You can also burn sage in a bowl while carrying the bowl and fanning the smoke around the house, particularly around doors, yourself and your pets.

Psychic Fun: Seeing Past Lives

For this experiment, you will need a white candle, a low table and a willing friend. Sit on the floor with a small table between you. Place the white candle on the table and light it. Let your eyes relax and look at each other over the candlelight for a few minutes. In a little while, your friend’s features will begin to change. Take turns making observations of what you see.

Be ready for what you may find. I’ve tried this experiment once with a friend. Unfortunately, he realized I had left him in a past life. Whoops!

Following Your Heart Can Lead You to a New State of Happiness

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At times, we get locked in day-to-day challenges of life and dwell upon it. When this occurs, we are not actually resolving issues. Instead, we are either existing in the past by focusing on something that has already occurred, or we are worrying about the future such as (foreseeing) the possible ramifications when mapping out a particular course of action. Either way, we are denied the joy – and the answers – that may be found from living in the present moment.

Be like a child and respond from the heart instead. Watch children at play. They don’t worry about the future as they play. They live in the moment and from the heart.

Start with Your Thoughts
You control your thoughts; your thoughts don’t control you. Keeping your thoughts on the past or the future leads to unhappiness and can potentially make you sick.

Instead, think about something that  makes you smile or laugh. Watch a funny movie and laugh your way through it. Simple acts that bring a smile to your face will align you with your heart and the present moment.

In Henri Junttila’s book, Follow Your Heart, 21 Days to a Happier More Fulfilling Life, Mr. Junttila lists the benefits of letting your heart lead your decision-making process:

  • Happiness (worry less)
  • Trust (life is not a race)
  • Synchronicity (solutions come when you need them)
  • Passion (experience it now, not when you retire)
  • Fulfillment (following your heart is fulfilling)

Another benefit of living from the heart is the ability to heal yourself and heal others in your presence. Did you know that the heart’s electrical field is 60 times greater in amplitude than brain waves? Not only is the heart more powerful, electrically speaking, but the electrical field can be detected several feet from a person’s body. According to a study by HeartMath, when people touch or are sitting close to each other, there is a transference of electromagnetic energy produced by the heart. The study confirmed that love and caring sent from one individual can be detected scientifically as an energy exchange impacting the other individual. If feeling a caring attitude towards someone else can have a positive impact, imagine what following your heart can do for you.

Following Your Heart Leads to Success
You’ve heard it before. If you follow your heart and love what you do the money will come. There are eight traits successful people share. They are:

  1. Passionate about what they do.
  2. Work hard while having fun.
  3. Focus on one thing.
  4. Getting out of the comfort zone.
  5. Generate new ideas.
  6. Getting better at what they do.
  7. Provide value to others.
  8. Remain persistent even through failure.

Out With the Old and In With the New, offers some great steps to help you define your heart’s desire so you CAN follow your heart.

It’s important to take time for you each day where you won’t be disturbed. Create an uncluttered space in your home for meditation or locate a place where you can think or daydream undisturbed. If it’s inside your home, consider putting objects or pictures within it that bring you joy.  Next, open your heart to your friends or family, or find activities that make life enjoyable, so you can keep your heart open to new possibilities. Then decide what you want to accomplish. What are your true interests and aspirations in this lifetime? If it’s too hard to figure out on your own, ask for help from a trusted friend. Another step is to live your life in accordance with your desires, not someone else’s. Ask yourself, “What Do I Truly Want?” Give your heart time to provide you with answers. Once you figure out what you need to do to follow your heart – make a commitment to stick to it. Then Act On It.

  1. Get out of your comfort zone and take an art or dance class.
  2. Choose a topic and write about it (free writing).
  3. Sit somewhere comfortable and practice mindfulness (being aware of thoughts without acting upon them).
  4. Make a Big Change (consider taking educational courses, clear out your space – anything that will simulate forward movement).
  5. Make Small Changes (spend more time with friends and less time on the computer).

One meditation I’ve been listening to recently has helped me slow down my quick-thinking mind so I can focus on the present. Angel Contact and Light Body Activation is 32 minutes. Headphones are recommended.

 “So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”

– Chief Tecumseh (1768-1813), Shawnee Nation.
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Psychic Fun: Testing Your Sensitivity
This activity can be done with a friend or by yourself.

Take your left hand and hold your palm about a ½ inch from a hand mirror. Then do the same with your right hand. Determine which hand emits more heat. Use your “hot” hand to determine your level of sensitivity. If neither hand is more sensitive try this test using one hand then the other.

Get several metals such as copper, iron, zinc and aluminum. Place your hand above each (allow your hand to hover about one inch above each individual metal piece), and see if you can “sense” the different properties of each metal. Next, place the metal pieces in similarly wrapped packages and number the packages. One by one see if you can determine the type of metal in each package. Document your findings.

Finding Inspiration in Springtime

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Spring is a time of hope and new beginnings. Look around you. Birds are building nests. Flowers are blooming. People are getting outdoors and mowing, riding bikes or walking. It’s time to put away that heavy winter coat, break out of your routine, and reinvigorate your life.

In the Beginning

While routines are comfortable and may be perceived as being less risky, breaking out of your comfort zone opens the door to new opportunities in your life.  So where do you start? How do you find the inspiration to try something new?

Begin by taking time to be curious about the world around you.

In Michael J. Gelb’s book, “How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci,” Gelb writes: “Great minds ask great questions. The questions that “engage our thought” on a daily basis reflect our life purpose and influence the quality of our lives. By cultivating a Da Vinci-like open, questing frame of mind, we broaden our universe and improve our ability to travel through it.”

He added that Leonardo’s insatiable curiosity, led to a life of continuous learning. “The desire to know, to learn, and to grow is the powerhouse of knowledge, wisdom, and discovery.”

Take the First Step

Gelb suggests the following ideas to get started on your new path of exploration.

  1. Keep a journal or notebook available and write down questions and thoughts to explore.
  2. Take time for reflection.
  3. Learn something new.
  4. Seek different perspectives.
  5. Read.
  6. Learn about different cultures or languages. Parlez Vous Francais?
  7. Get feedback from your friends.

OK. So not everyone can be the great artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci. For the rest of us, there are other ways to find inspiration. Steve Tobak, a contributing writer for Entrepreneur magazine suggests the following:

  • Brainstorm ideas – even the crazy ones – with friends you can trust.
  • Drink caffeine (he really suggested this!)
  • Turn off the electronics and social media and disconnect for a little while.
  • Take a walk.
  • Start a project that has nothing to do with work.
  • Do something strenuous that will get your blood pumping and neurons firing.
  • Sit out in nature.
  • Participate in meditation to unblock your mind.
  • Play with children or watch them play.

Too far away from nature to experience it or don’t like the bugs? Why not watch nature shows on your local public broadcasting TV station? The website offers multiple ways to open yourself up to new ideas, such as saying yes to something you’ve always said no to because you might be embarrassed. Join a meetup group; there is usually little to no cost involved. Volunteer to help a friend, someone in your neighborhood, or at your church or local non-profit. Bake cookies and share them. For more ways to make change happen visit:

While taking that first step out of your routine can be a scary one, it’s well worth it if you are seeking a better life experience overall. Who knows? You may make a new friend or start a new hobby or even find a career you love!

Psychic Fun: Seeing Auras 101
This activity can be done with a friend or by yourself.

If you would like to see your friend’s aura, have the person stand about 1 ½ feet away from you against a white or light colored wall. Soften your focus and look just past them about an inch away from the body. You should see a field of energy surrounding the person. To me it looks like shimmering heat, such as the steam that rises off of hot pavement. Ask yourself, “What color do I see? Show me the color.” While you may not “see” a color, you may receive an impression of a color in your mind. Once you do, look it up to see what it means:

You can do the same thing with plants, animals, objects, even yourself.

If you would like to try seeing your own aura take the following steps:

  1. Find a comfortable place to sit with a nearby table.
  2. Place a piece of white paper on the table then rub your hands together over it.
  3. Hold your hands slightly apart (as if you are about to place them together in prayer).
  4. Look softly at the space between your hands for a few minutes. You should see an energy field surrounding each finger.
  5. Ask for guidance on the color or colors you “see.”

When Life Isn’t Going as Planned Maybe It’s Time to Change the Plan

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You’ve heard it before: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Let’s face it, life can throw some curve balls. You may have experienced something that seems life changing or traumatic, and you wonder what is the next step I need to take?

There are numerous reasons you may have been “forced” into a state of change. Instead of asking why, consider that life may have something better in store for you, making the shift necessary to open up new possibilities in your path.

This Bird Teaches Lessons
There is a house wren in my backyard that sits on one feeder day in and day out. It’s a perfect world for him: tasty birdseed, a comfortable perch and a protected environment (except for that pesky hawk). When other birds come to eat at the feeder he doesn’t fight with the other birds. He simply flies to another perch. In a simple way, the bird can teach us to be more flexible with life’s disruptions.

Thoughts Come and Go Quickly
Did you know that the time between a thought and a physical response is a mere 150 milliseconds? That’s .15 of a second. If there is a loud noise preceding the thought, that time – from thought to physical action – is reduced by an additional 18 milliseconds. So why does this matter? Once we realize we are in control of our thoughts, we know it takes less than a second to shift focus to the present moment, which is a quicker way to be open to something new.

In her article, “9 Ways to Let Go of Stuck Thoughts,” Theresa Borchard offers these strategies to help move forward in your thinking:

  1. Don’t Talk Back
  2. Know it will pass
  3. Focus on NOW
  4. Tune into the senses
  5. Do something else
  6. Change your obsession
  7. Blame the (bio) chemistry
  8. Picture it
  9. Admit powerlessness

There is another way to learn to exercise control in your thoughts in order to be open to new experiences: Meditation. Here is a simple 15-minute meditation that can help you reclaim a positive outlook:

Staying Positive When Life Throws a Curve Ball
Realize that things do work themselves out in the end. So how do you stay focused on the positive when life doesn’t seem to be going your way? Say the following daily until you believe it: Everything always works out for me. It always has, and it always will. Need something more? An article from Elite Daily offers these tips:

  1. Trust
  2. Change your plans
  3. Meditate
  4. Be patient
  5. Be positive, even when you’re not positive
  6. Stop focusing on the stressors instead of your blessings
  7. Live in the now
  8. Just go with it
  9. Have faith
  10. Turn your mess into your message (pain is temporary)
Psychic Test for Fun: Channeling Emotion
For this experiment, you will need to work with a friend (who can be across town or across the country).

Write down these emotions on a piece of paper: happiness, anger, grief, surprise, fear, shock.

Schedule a day and specific time where you and a friend can test out telepathy skills. Prior to the appointed time, ask your friend to find a quiet place without distractions and sit in a relaxed state about 5 minutes before you begin the exercise. Each of you should practice meditative breathing: breathe in to a count of four – hold for four counts – breath out for a count of four and hold for four counts. Taking this step will help you get more focused and relaxed.

At your end, visualize each emotion listed on the piece of paper. Leave time out in between – about 30 seconds – as you “send” the emotions to your friend. Really get into it as if you are an actor on a stage. Ask your friend at the other end to write down the time and their thoughts for each feeling received.

Afterwards, compare notes and see how well you did. This test can also be conducted using different scents. Use strong scents such as vinegar, lemon, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and bleach and see how you do.




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