OBEs and Visits from the Other Side

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Time is fluid in other dimensions, which enables spirits, higher beings and angels to visit us and allows us to travel through time and have Out of Body Experiences. Those spirits that have unfinished business, or prefer remaining here, sometimes stay behind. It doesn’t mean they are in pain, far from it. It simply means they are not yet ready to let go.

Astral Projection, also called an Out of Body Experience (OBE) can occur in several ways: via meditation, as we near sleep, due to extreme physical effort and when we have a near death experience. Stories abound concerning people who leave their bodies during surgery. Patients often describe hovering above the operating table and seeing all that takes place during the operation. Afterwards, they describe in detail what they have seen.

Typically the experience includes such factors as: a sense of being dead; a feeling of peace and painlessness; hearing of various non-physical sounds, an out-of-body experience; a tunnel experience (the sense of moving up or through a narrow passageway); encountering “beings of light” and a God-like figure or similar entities; being given a “life review” and a reluctance to return to life.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out-of-body_experience

Downtown Athens, Georgia Circa 1860

During my first OBE, I found myself traveling into the past purely by accident.

I lived in an apartment while attending college at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. One day, I decided to take a well deserved afternoon nap following a night of study. As I was about to slip into unconsciousness, I suddenly found myself in Athens as it existed in the 1860s.

I saw a trio of women in the front parlor of their house; they were having a party. I then saw them traveling in a carriage down a dirt covered street (now a paved main road).  I traveled to downtown Athens and met an Irishman at an open market and more. Just as suddenly I dropped back into my body. Once I got over the shock of it, I grabbed my purse and drove quickly to the history center where I verified with a historian everything I had seen.  He even showed me an image of the three women (who it turned out were sisters). He said to me, “Most people don’t know this part of the history of Athens, how did you discover the information?” I smiled, gave a vague answer, and left.

Einstein and the General Theory of Relativity

The idea of time travels first appeared on the radar when Albert Einstein proposed the general theory of relativity, which demonstrated that an object’s momentum is determined when measured in relation to something else. However, other factors, such as the pull of gravity and the curvature of the earth can change an object’s momentum. The one constant, when measured, is the speed of light. The closer an object gets to the speed of light, the slower an object travels. Taking this concept a step further, Einstein proposed the idea of the space-time continuum where space exists in three dimensions (up-down, left-right and forward-backward) and time. All factors impact objects in motion: therefore, objects in motion appear to move more slowly than objects at rest.

“The distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” – Albert Einstein (when commenting about the death of his friend).

The Theory of Biocentrism and the Afterlife

More recently, Robert Lanza, MD, says that it’s consciousness and life, not space and time, that defines the universe and reality as we know it. For example, time seems to drag on when we are doing something we don’t like to do versus something we do like to do. Time hasn’t changed, just our perception of it. Likewise, the theory of quantum physics proposes that energy and matter are composed of particles and waves which can exist in multiple states simultaneously, but if observed, energy (such as a light photon) measures only as particles when observed. In December 2017, physicists from the University of Cambridge were able to demonstrate that wave function (movement) can be measured without looking at particles because particles leave tags to define the path of the wave. The experiments at Cambridge confirm both theories.

We are Energy

Human beings are composed of atoms (electrons, protons and neutrons) and empty space, kinetic mass and binding energy called gluons, which keeps it all together. If space and time are continuous, and we are energy, where does all of that energy go when we die? Depending on your beliefs, if we go back to a state of energy, and we no longer have earthly needs or human emotions, then it becomes much easier to rejoin our Creator and exist in a state of Universal Consciousness/Higher Consciousness until the time comes when we decide we want to rejoin the “land of the living,” or not.

“The kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:20-21

Unearthly Visits from the Other Side

As a clairvoyant, I am accustomed to visitors from the spirit world. Sometimes they make their presence known by voice, as a physical being, as a mist, a feeling, or a thought. What has been most perplexing is when I have an experience with people in spirit form before they die. I’ve researched this topic many times and have not found an adequate answer as to why this phenomenon occurs. I can only surmise that these visits are due to the fluidity of time and bending of time and space. In these situations, the individual or individuals are in energy form and simply travel ahead of the physical person prior to death.

Where is My Mommy?

Three days prior to September 11, 2001, I saw a little girl in my front yard. For three days she repeated the phrase, “Where is my mommy? I can’t find my mommy.” It broke my heart. I knew something terrible was about to happen, and this little girl was going to die.  I told her, “Honey, your mom is not here yet, but she will be with you soon.” I attempted to console her the best way I knew how. For three days, I would see that little girl now and again standing in my front yard. Each time, we would say variations of the same things. Because the event still affects me, I’ve waited until now to look her up in the news coverage of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. I’ve never forgotten her face.

I found an image of her today. Her name was Juliana Valentine McCourt. She was on the ill-fated United Flight 175 that crashed into the south tower. She was four years old. Read her story here: http://www.legacy.com/sept11/story.aspx?personid=91677

Jim Always Made Me Laugh

In 2005, I lost a lifetime friend named Jim Warner. He died of cancer. At 1 a.m. the morning of his death, he showed up in physical form. I knew the time because my dog started barking. My boyfriend looked out the window and said, “Someone is beside your car,” and he grabbed his keys. As soon as my dog realized she was barking at a ghost, she whimpered, tucked her tail between her legs and ran inside her doghouse. I was flattered that my dear friend Jim had come to say goodbye.  Meanwhile, before I could stop him, my boyfriend had jumped into his truck to chase down the “stranger.”

Although I knew who it was, I did not stop my boyfriend from leaving as I did not know how to explain the apparition. After all, I never told him I was psychic or that I had ghostly visitors. I had to laugh at Jim’s sense of humor. He was making my boyfriend chase a ghost, especially since Jim had seemingly raced up a nearby hill at record speed to get in his own vehicle and drive away.

I’ve always been told that people go back to the age they like best when they die. Standing there, Jim looked like he was in his 20s again. With his broad shoulders and long blonde hair, he looked FANTASTIC. I smiled and thought, good for you. You are out of pain and happy once again. Jim died at 11 a.m. that day. His legacy is a disc golf course, which was named after him.

Psychic Fun: Trying Out Astral Projection

One of the best ways I have found to have an Out of Body Experience is through meditation. With meditation, you can reach higher realms of consciousness while detaching from present day concerns. Also, and this was purely by accident, I’ve left my body when I was in a boring situation. That’s always a surprise!

Another way to experience an OBE is to get to the point of almost falling asleep.  When you are about to drift off, give yourself a little push and – BOOM – you are out of the body and on your way. Just make sure you visualize a silver cord connecting your “spirit self” to your physical body so you can find your way back to you.

WikiHow offers a number of ways you can prepare to experience an OBE. The basic steps are (1) sit or lie down and relax in a quiet place. (2) Tell yourself you are going to experience an OBE. (3) Close your eyes and almost fall asleep while concentrating on being conscious of your sensations and mental state. For other methods visit: https://www.wikihow.com/Have-an-Out-of-Body-Experience.

Have fun!

The Story of the Talking Fish and the Power of Water to Heal

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Several years ago, I was walking along a stream near my rental house outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee, when I heard a voice calling for my help. As I ventured closer, I realized the voice I was hearing was not a voice at all; it was a clairvoyant message I was receiving from the fish swimming in the stream. They said their habitat was going to be destroyed the next day and could I help? Not knowing what I would find, I came back with a camera the following day and took photos of a landowner on the other side of the creek. He was using a backhoe to change the creek’s configuration so it would be shallow and flat. I submitted photographs of the altered trout stream to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), which prompted an investigation. I would like to say the story ended well. Unfortunately, a state senator stepped in on behalf of the millionaire property owner and stopped the investigation.

I understood that day just how important it was to speak up in order to protect the water, regardless of the outcome. This belief is shared by Native Americans who consider water sacred; Anishinaabe women are known as the “water keepers.”


Water has to live, it can hear, it can sense what we’re saying, it can really, really, speak to us. Some songs come to us through the water. We have to understand that water is very precious.


Water is considered an important element in Celtic mysticism as well.

The Celts would perform ritualistic cleansing in spring-fed pools during Beltaine and Samhain. They would leave offerings and trinkets to make amends for offending someone, activate their own powers and appease the spirits and guardians of the water.  It was believed that drinking water from a spring would connect the Celts to the earth.


Springs, lakes and wells, rivers and the ocean are important touchstones in the Celtic quest for Wisdom. Sojourning at springs & wells, awaiting encounters with spirits and divinities, is a discipline to which the Celts were prone.


The belief that water has the capacity to heal and protect can be found throughout the world and in a number of religions.  The Hindus believe specific waterways are sacred and offer spiritual cleansing. Even today, several Christian religions use water to bless and baptize constituents.

Why is Water So Important?

It is estimated that we cannot live for more than a week without water. If a person is dehydrated, the time span can be even shorter. At the end of life, a person will stop drinking water and eating food, which is an early indicator that the person is preparing for death. It’s especially important to hydrate because a human adult’s body weight is made up of at least 60% water.

Does Drinking Water Increase Psychic Ability?

Absolutely. Because water represents the emotions and feelings, it may be a link to improving your psychic ability, according to shamanschool.com. Drink water, take baths, buy a water fountain, or walk in the rain – all are ways you can improve awareness. And while I don’t really believe there are specific foods that can make you more psychic, I do believe water provides greater clarity, because it makes you more fluid so vibrations can come through more easily.

Enlightenment, Health and Qi (Chi) Activation

Martial artist Erie Montaique believes water can serve as an energy source by activating a person’s Qi, or lifeforce energy. He recommends drinking water when you start your day – before reaching for that first cup of coffee.

First thing in the morning, after cleaning your teeth and doing all of those early morning things, take some pure water into your mouth and hold it there for a count of 7. Then spit it out! This is important. Do this three times in all. On the fourth time, take the water into the mouth and drink it. And that’s all there is to it. You must of course drink water throughout the day at least a glassful one half hour before every meal or snack.

Note from Patricia: I have tried the technique of drinking water before coffee using the method described, and it definitely will make you feel more awake in the morning!

According to traditionalqi.com, drinking warm water offers the additional benefit of “moving stagnation” by enabling better mental health, relieving depression, anxiety with tiredness and digestive problems.

Drinking More Water Changes Your Vibration

Ayurveda, a traditional Hindu medicine which focuses on health via the mind-body connection, suggests that drinking water from a copper vessel offers additional benefits as it balances the three “doshas” and is believed to “heal wounds, slow aging, fight cancer and combat arthritis.”

To further improve the outcome, you should (1) swirl the water and (2) send healing energy to it, (3) use a neti-pot, (4) consider taking hot/cold showers, (5) consider a water massage (watsu), (6) use steam to sweat out the toxins, and (7) start the day by chugging warm or hot water.

According to NDTV of India, additional benefits of drinking water from a copper vessel include: better performance of the digestive system, weight loss, speedier wound healing, heart health is maintained, aging is slowed, it lowers the risk of cancer, helps the thyroid gland, offers anti-inflammatory properties, improves skin health, and reduces the risk of anemia.

Whether you drink water from the tap or from a copper vessel, it’s important to consume plain water (versus tea) on a daily basis. According to Healthline.com, drinking enough water can:

  1. Help maximize physical performance
  2. Help with brain function and energy
  3. Drinking water helps treat headaches
  4. Helps relieve constipation
  5. May help treat kidney stones
  6. Helps prevent a hangover
  7. Can help with weight loss

Is Tap Water Safe to Drink?

While much of today’s tap water meets federal clean water standards, not all tap water is the same. To see how your community compares and determine what your tap water supply contains, enter your zip code on the Environmental Working Group’s website: https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/. The organization is a great resource for information on water filtration as well.

Can pure water exist? According to LiveScience.com, such water would be too positively charged to drink.


In the ’90s, it was proclaimed that Lake Baikal had such pure water that if you were to take a glass of this water, the water would start to etch the glass,” Nyman said, “because water likes ions, it would just take the ions right out of the glass into the solution.

So What is the Best Source of Water for Your Health?

Spring water may be the best water you can drink because it’s full of oxygen, it’s hydrating, it tastes good and offers minerals that may not be available in tap water. To find a qualified spring water source near you, go to: http://www.findaspring.com/.

If there is no nearby spring, you may want to consider filtering your drinking water using a filter attached to your faucet or through the use of a pitcher which contains a carbon filter. Plain water without additives is best as the additives may be considered to be food by the body.

Psychic Fun: Making a Water Witch

Perhaps you’ve heard of a water witch, which may also be called a divining rod or dowsing rod? Dowsing rods are used for a variety of purposes including finding water, wells, energy paths (Chi) or lost objects. While it’s nice to purchase a pair of handmade divining rods from your local metaphysical store, it’s not necessary because you can make them yourself. I made mine using cut up metal hangers, straws and cut up material (for handle wraps). For more information on making divining rods visit: https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Divining-or-Dowsing-Rods.

After I built my rods, I used them in the backyard to find low spots (where water is close to the surface), as well as an old well. I had fun trying this out, and I hope you try it too!

Good luck!

Is My Pet Telepathic? Science Proves Animals Understand More Than We Realize

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If you are a pet owner, you may find your pet seeking your attention persistently before a major storm hits, when you are physically ill, or when you are feeling blue. Is your pet’s response a result of his or her connection to you or is it something that can be explained through science?

Scientific Proof: Animals Know When an Earthquake is Coming

Mitsuaki Ohta, a professor in the Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology, Azabu University Graduate School of Veterinary Science, Japan, conducted a study and survey in 2012 involving unusual animal behaviors (UABs) prior to an earthquake. About 1/3 of pet owners surveyed said their pets began acting strangely about 24 hours prior to an earthquake. Unusual dog behaviors included barking loudly, acting panicky, hiding or biting the owner. Cats acted restless, meowed constantly, climbed a tree or disappeared.

One reason for the reactions may be due to a heightened sense of smell and hearing, officials said. Animals may sense environmental changes we as humans cannot including: “changes in atmospheric pressure, changes in gravity, ground deformation, acoustic signals and vibrations due to the generation of micro cracks, ground water level changes, and the emanations of gases and chemical substances.” What the study did not explain was the change exhibited by cows, which generated less milk approximately one week before the earthquake hit.

Tornadoes: Dogs and Warblers

If you have ever been in a tornado, you know its coming by the way the air feels (heavy and electrified), the way the sky looks (yellow and green with dark patches), and the distinct lack of outside sounds (birds stop chirping and the air is still).

Once while living on a mountainside in North Georgia, I was lucky enough –  or unlucky enough – to live through a tornado. What amazed me the most however, was the reaction of my dogs. I knew the tornado was almost upon us, and I had to move the dogs quickly from their pen to the basement. Being outside dogs, they had never been in the basement. I opened the gate, pointed, and said, “Go to the basement!!” Four dogs ran to the back door and into the basement without delay. It was a good thing as the pen they were in was destroyed by the tornado. To this day I believe the animals knew well before I did that a massive storm was about to hit, and they needed to take cover.

It’s not just dogs that know a storm is coming either. A group of scientists recently tracked a tiny perching bird known as the warbler.

Transmitters were placed on five birds, which were living in nests on nearby breeding grounds. During the course of the study, a tornado popped up on the radar. The birds had flown almost 1,000 miles away to avoid the storm 24 hours before it happened.

The Honeyguides of Mozambique

The Yao people of Mozambique have a special relationship with a little bird known as the Honeyguide. When the Yao honey hunters begin their search for honey, they emit a unique trilling sound. The sound alerts the wild birds which, “fly from tree to tree, calling and leading the person on, until the team reaches a bees’ nest,” according to a 2016 National Geographic article.  Both parties benefit: the Yao people locate honey quickly, and the birds get a piece of honeycomb as a reward.

Animals Understand Loss

Washoe the chimpanzee was raised by researchers who taught her sign language as well as human behaviors such as dressing herself, playing games and brushing her teeth. Washoe was upset because one of her caretakers had been away for a while. The caretaker, Kat, decided to tell Washoe the truth about her lack of visits. She signed to Washoe that her baby had died. In response, Washoe “peered into Kat’s eyes and signed CRY.”

Another story shows us that its not just chimpanzees that understand and experience grief. There is the story of the author and conservationist Lawrence Anthony, also known as The Elephant Whisperer.  Mr. Anthony had lived on the Thula Thula game reserve in South Africa where he worked to save wild, rogue elephants from certain death. On the day Mr. Anthony died, his son described how two herds of elephants traveled 12 hours through the bush to pay their final respects. “They had not visited the house for a year and a half … They all hung around for about two days before making their way back into the bush.” How did the elephants know their friend had passed away? Were they paying their final respects to the man that saved them?

Cat Magic: The Story of Oscar

There is also the story about Oscar the Therapy Cat. Oscar is a rather unfriendly cat that lives at Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island. In his time there, Oscar has predicted 100 patient deaths at the facility. He lets the human caregivers know by napping next to the person on the patient’s final day. Once hospice staff see Oscar by a patient’s bedside, they contact family members so they can say goodbye to their loved one. Does Oscar smell a chemical emitted by the person when he or she is dying, as scientists suggest, or is he intuitive? No one is certain, but the hospice workers have expressed gratitude for Oscar’s help.

Dogs Know How We Feel

Science has come around to proving what most dog owners already know: pets respond to the way we say something as well as how our physical expressions (facial cues) change when we say it. In a study conducted by specialists in the UK and Brazil, 17 dogs were shown pictures and were then played sounds. The combination of the two modes of communication allowed the dogs to match the sound to the picture.

“Our study shows that dogs have the ability to integrate two different sources of sensory information into a coherent perception of emotion in both humans and dogs. To do so requires a system of internal categorisation of emotional states. This cognitive ability has until now only been evidenced in primates and the capacity to do this across species only seen in humans.”

– Dr. Kun Guo, University of Lincoln, UK

No Time for Second Guessing
Years ago, I was home from college for the weekend when our family dog, Callie, looked at me with a sad expression. At the time it sounded like he was saying, “I am having problems with my ears.” I went inside the house and asked my mom to take him to the vet. “I think he is having trouble with his ears,” I said. It turns out Callie had an ear infection that was soon cleared up with medication.  The motto of this story: if you think your pet is trying to tell you something, take the time to listen and respond.


Psychic Fun: Animal Communication

This psychic test involves you and your pet.

Take five minutes in the mornings and the evenings to pet your dog and give complete focus to the dog’s feelings. Even better – get on the floor so you can see eye-to-eye. Look into your dog’s eyes, scratch his head and let him know you love him.  Then ask him how he feels.

Sometimes there may be no answer. Other times you may receive images or hear words that appear to be spoken inside your head. Work with your dog until you feel you have reached a point where you can communicate.

Another way to determine if your pet is telepathic: call his name inside your head and visualize his face. Ask your pet to respond in a certain way to indicate he hears you.

If your pet was a recent adoption through a shelter, you may want to know more about his history. Ask him about what he remembers, whether he is in pain, did he lose brothers and sisters and is he sad? By keeping communication simple, it will help you and your pet communicate at a much higher level.

Good luck!

Animal Signs and Totems: What Are They Telling You?

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Have you ever wondered why a particular animal has crossed your path, or do you find the same animal showing up over and over again? Animals can tell us a number of things, depending on what we are doing at the moment.

Animals as Messengers

When an unusual animal catches your attention, such as a deer, a hawk, a possum, a fox, or another creature that somehow manages to show up in an urban/suburban environment, take a moment to ask yourself: What am I thinking right now? What is going on in my life right now? Is there a message I need to understand?

Are you thinking about something significant such as a charting a new direction in your life, cutting relationship ties, starting a new career, or making a big move? The animal that shows up may be confirming that you are making the right choice. Conversely, the animal may be suggesting you need to think a little harder about the decision you are about to make.

One of my go to resources to gain understanding regarding animals that have crossed my path is the book, Animal Speak by Ted Andrews.

When a raven showed up in my backyard over several days and began talking to me repeatedly from a low branch, I realized he represented something more than a casual visit by a neighborhood bird.  According to Andrews, “With raven, human and animal spirits intermingle and become as one.”

I took the meaning a step further and asked myself: What does the raven want me to see beyond the physical realm? What the raven did was open my eyes to something – a cloud – that was hovering low in the backyard. I noticed that the cloud that hovered was tied to a nearby spirit. That cloud was the young man’s addiction of choice: heroin.

Look Up, Look Down, Look Around You

In the past few weeks, I’ve seen quite a few eagles. These visits began following a trip to a house just north of Gainesville, Georgia. That day, I instinctively looked up to see a bald eagle and hawk flying in a circle above the house.  Since that time, I’ve seen golden eagles fly in a circle high above my house, and in the last few days, a line of golden eagles flew east over my house – in metro Atlanta – with one eagle swooping towards the earth before joining the group.

Worth noting: Native Americans use eagle feathers during healing ceremonies and for shape shifting, Ted Andrews writes. “Both the bald and the golden eagle have come to symbolize heroic nobility and divine spirit. These eagles are the messengers from heaven and are the embodiment of the spirit of the sun.”

By researching animal meanings, you can gain context to determine the messages you need to hear about things that are going on in your life right now.

Animal Totems and You

Are there certain animals that appear to cross your path time and again? The animal could be a totem or animal guide.  Animal totems, also called spirit guides or power animals, can change over time, depending on your path or your needs.

“Much of the process of identifying your spirit animal is paying attention to both your past and your present. It is a process of developing your inner knowledge and spiritual understanding,” according to LegendsofAmerica.com.

For a quick look at the Native American symbolism for your spirit totem visit: https://www.warpaths2peacepipes.com/native-american-symbols/animal-symbols.htm.

Take it a step further, if the frequency of the animal increases, it may be putting you on alert to keep your eyes open or to be more aware of changes that may be occurring around you.

Talking to Animals

So is the animal that shows up frequently in your life a messenger or a spirit guide? A messenger guide, according to manataka.org, comes into your life then leaves after delivering the message. A shadow animal addresses your fears during a time of great stress. A journey animal shows up when you are shifting the course of your life, and a life animal guide, or spirit guide, reflects your “inner-spiritual self.”

So, what do you do once you have determined one of your spirit animals or spirit insects (butterflies count!) has come to visit? Learn about the animal and its behavior and patterns and determine how those patterns relate to your own life, then look at things from the animal’s point of view if possible. For example, the hawk can be seen as the messenger of the daytime. He has the ability to fly high and see the larger view below him. The message of the hawk may be to see life, or your current situation, from the higher view, or to look at your life or situation from a different point of view.

When your spirit animal shows up in your life, give him the respect he is due, thank him for the visit, clear your mind, and ask what information he needs to share with you, then listen with all of your senses. For more information on working with your animal spirit guide visit: https://www.manataka.org/page291.html#TALK TO THE ANIMALS

As a healer of Native American heritage, I have the ability to connect with a lot of different animals – both wild and domestic. Some animals, particularly dogs and birds, are attune to the gift of healing and say hello or ask for help with a physical ailment. Sometimes, they ask me to communicate on their behalf with their human companion. If you have an interest in communicating with your pets, or are concerned with the behavior your pet is exhibiting, contact me for an appointment to sit down with you and your pet and conduct a “pet reading.” While not all pets are willing to talk, there may be an opportunity to gain greater understanding that may help you work with your pet on another level.


Psychic Fun: Are You a Healer?

Do you feel like you have the gift of healing? If people reach out to you so they can talk through a problem, your presence eases tension in a tumultuous situation, you have a calming touch, or you can sense the emotional unease in others, chances are you have the gift of healing.  Do your hands tingle or emit heat when you are in these situations? One easy way to see if you have healing hands is to cup your hands, keep them about a foot apart, and then bring them slowly together. For a demonstration of this technique visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idM66PgpYvM. Good luck!




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