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Sky Cat and Other Weird Tales from the Suburbs

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Birds, reptiles, animals, fish – wild and domestic – communicate with me. For example, a dog may walk up to me and say hello, surprising the owner. I’ve served as a healing channel, which may be the reason for the connection, or they may just “know” I can communicate with them psychically, or they may remember me from another lifetime.

Recently, I’ve been having animal experiences that have been good, somewhat unsettling, and just plain bizarre.


Just Passing Through

A little over a week ago I was looking through my kitchen window and could not believe what I saw in the front yard. It was a large snapping turtle (about the size of a dinner plate).  Snapping turtles live in ponds, swamps or near water. There is no lake, pond or creek at my house, which prompted me to ask, “What in the world is a snapping turtle doing in my front yard?”

I believe he came to me for help.

I knew just what I had to do.

I grabbed a plastic pet carrier and had my partner pick up the turtle by the back of its shell and place it carefully in the carrier. I called my friend who has a spring-fed creek behind her house and asked her if I could bring the turtle over. Once I reached the creek, I set down the carrier, opened the door, and she and I watched as the turtle slipped out of the carrier and disappeared into the muddy creek bottom.

Not only did the turtle need help, he was sending a message.

According to Ted Andrews, author of Animal Speak, turtles represent the connection between heaven and earth and represent the doorway to the Faerie Realm.  The turtle helps us awaken our senses – both physical and spiritual – meaning all senses including psychic (sixth sense) become stronger. It also meant I needed to slow down so I could see the abundance around me.

I expressed my thanks for the information and began making a greater effort to become more grounded and attuned.

“Turtle reminds us that all we need for all that we do is available to us, if we approach it in the right manner and time.” – Ted Andrews, Animal Speak


The Ravens

Ravens have been coming around often lately. I am striving to understand them better.

Once before a reading, a raven landed in a backyard tree just beyond the back steps and cawed at me while looking down. I followed his gaze and noticed a low-lying gray cloud at ground level. I knew instinctively the cloud represented someone’s addiction, and the addicted individual had passed away. I was able to share with his dad that he was finally free of heroin.

The raven is “the keeper of synchronicity. He is the master of bending and folding time and space.” Those with the raven as a totem “seek stillness and quiet … and will bring messages for others. As a result, the spirit world uses you as a bridge to the physical world to bring forth its directives,” per Spirit-animals.com.


The Thrasher Family

The brown thrasher is the state bird of Georgia. I’ve named the brown thrasher that lives in my yard “Brownie.”

I’ve always enjoyed chatting with Brownie. One day he disappeared, and a week later, Brownie brought “Mrs. Brownie,” home to my house where they built a nest in the arbor.  I was thrilled, and before long Mrs. Brownie laid three eggs in the new nest.

A few days later, two ravens showed up and made a loud ruckus just above the nest. I also heard what I thought was a hawk.  I ran outside and said, “What the heck is going on?!” At that moment, the ravens left, the hawk left, and unfortunately, the brown thrashers left too.

I thought Mr. and Mrs. Brownie were gone for good. I was crushed as I knew the eggs would not hatch without a bird to incubate them.

I talked to the other birds and asked them to tell the brown thrashers it was safe to come home. It took a few days, but the birds returned to feather their nest.


The Battle Is On

A couple of days ago, I heard the ravens calling out again – they cawed loudly as they flew from tree to tree. I thought, “Not again!” I ran outside to investigate. I asked, “What are you doing ravens?!” At that moment, a huge hawk flew out of a nearby tree. I realized the ravens had chased it away. I heard, “We are the protectors of the realm.” I finally understood they were guarding my backyard from predators. In this case, it was a hawk looking for an animal snack.


Sky Cat

My mom lives alone so I drop in often to say hello or help out. Last Thursday was like any other day except there was a small black kitten by the sidewalk near her front door. I looked to the left, to the right and to the front of the property. My mom doesn’t have a cat and neither do her neighbors. I thought, “What in the world is a little black kitten doing here?” Even more unusual is that kitten was in the one spot I would notice upon walking up to my mother’s front door. It is the one spot that isn’t covered with thick green English ivy.

The kitten was laying flat on his belly. He stared at me and wasn’t moving. I scooped him up, and he began meowing loudly. At that moment, a large shadow passed over me. I looked up to see one of the largest hawks I have ever seen in my life as it swooped low over me and the kitten. It became clear to me the hawk was coming back for the lunch he had dropped! I ran into the house with the kitten and made an appointment to see the veterinarian later in the day. According to the vet, the kitten has nerve damage in a back leg, which is likely where the hawk grabbed it. I am hopeful his leg will heal over time.

The irony in this story is while I’ve always had a black cat, I promised my partner I would not get another one as the loss of my cat Pretty Girl last June was heartbreaking for both of us. But what if a cat drops from the sky, literally at my feet? Shouldn’t I keep it?

I looked through my mom’s video footage to see when the kitten fell from the sky. It appears he showed up 17 minutes before my arrival.

So much for promises. We have a new kitten now. His name is Luke, and he’s one lucky cat!

Psychic Fun: Learn How to Listen Clairvoyantly

Clairaudience, or the ability to listen in a clairvoyant manner (clear-hearing), is an important step to becoming more intuitive.

The voice of angels and spirit guides is usually soft and clear. (Although sometimes, I’ve heard an angel shout to get my attention!)

When spirit is speaking, and we are not ready to listen, we will spend time second-guessing what was heard, and the communication, as well as the meaning of the message, will be lost. However, when we are ready to listen, a whole new world of sounds will open up.

How is the development of this skill helpful? Becoming clairaudient allows you to gain a lot more insight into what the other person is NOT saying. It also enables you to hear the voices of souls who have passed as well as guidance from your spirit guides that is specific to you.

So how do you become a more active listener?

  1. Practice shutting your eyes and listening to everything around you. Really tune in. Listen to the birds, the trees, the cars, the trains, the telephones, people talking, people laughing. Everything. In time, all the crazy noise will become a constant stream. It’s at this point you can hear the music.
  2. Meditate regularly, and if possible, during the same time each day. This is great training as it enables you to listen objectively in a relaxed state without expectations. Daily meditation lets your spirit guides know you are serious about developing your skills too. (A psychic investment!)
  3. Be clear with your intentions. Decide what you want to know from your angels or spirit guides. Put together a list of questions. Find a quiet place, take some deep breaths. Ask a question and wait for an answer. Then truly listen. If you don’t receive an immediate response, don’t give up. Try again another day.

Good Luck!


Show Me a Sign!

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Have you ever asked the universe to show you a sign? Perhaps a loved one has passed away and you would like to connect? Or you have a big decision to make concerning a relationship, a job or a move?

Sometimes we receive signs when we don’t ask for them. That just may be the universe’s way of saying: Pay attention!


The Sign of the Falcon

The other day, I saw several versions of a falcon – one was a sign on a truck, one was an Atlanta Falcons ballcap worn by an older gentleman, and another was an actual falcon flying through the air. I said, “OK universe. I hear you!” I knew based on my reading of Ted Andrews’ book Animal Speak, falcons teach us to recognize opportunities and act on them at the right moment, while encouraging us to be more mentally agile. Personally, I also view it as opportunities are going to start coming in quickly so be prepared! I’ve always thought the falcon embodied my dad, so when a falcon shows up that’s his way of saying hello.


When is it Time to Pay Attention?

So, what are some of the signs from the universe that can alert you? Infinite Soul Blue Print suggests the following:

  • Seeing the same things over and over – road signs, words on the radio, something you read.
  • Lights flickering – this may serve as confirmation for you that the universe is listening.
  • Technology fails to “send the message.” Ever written a text message or an email and your phone or computer suddenly conks out? When that happens, I do not send the message. That may be your sign not to send the message either!
  • See the same animal several times (other than a squirrel).
  • Songs on the radio provide an answer when you are thinking of a question.


Asking for Divine Help to Guide Us

Spiritual medium and author James Van Praagh, says we can all use divine guidance to “help us navigate this challenging human existence.” He suggests we invite the universe to provide guidance, which can be done by living in the present moment, trusting in the intuitive nudge we are receiving and expressing gratitude. The key is to be specific when we ask.


I Hear You!

Andrea Mai, a legally blind photographer and medium, calls herself the “twin flame,” of the deceased musical phenomenon Prince. She describes an event where she asked Prince to send her angels as a sign he was listening. Several days went by. As Andrea was walking through an airport, she entered the duty-free shop and spent time around the colognes and perfumes, something she says she never does. It was there in the perfume aisle that she spotted Paco Rabanne’s cologne; all the packaging was decorated in angels’ wings! She laughed when she realized that was the sign!


Trust Your Voice

As I was researching prior to writing this post, I came across a story written today by a man named Jonathan Rockey. Mr. Rockey said his desires “seemed too big,” when he prayed for healing, peace and unity, but to his surprise, his prayers were answered. Mr. Rockey knew to let go and trust, which is the first step to allowing positive change in our lives. That’s not to say that all prayers are answered, and perhaps that is as it should be too.

Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers
Remember when you’re talkin’ to the man upstairs
That just because he may not answer doesn’t mean he don’t care.
Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered – Garth Brooks, song: “Unanswered Prayers


How Do we Know We are On the Right Path?

Often, I am asked by clients if they are on the right path. I respond based on the information provided to me by my guides. However, there are things you can look for that let you know you ARE on the right path too.

  1. Things are aligning. People and events show up and fall into place.
  2. Obstacles don’t seem to stop you – you find a way over them, around them or through them.
  3. You no longer care what others think because what you are doing feels right to you.
  4. You are excited and motivated.
  5. You feel peaceful (because you know in your heart this is what you are meant to do).
  6. Making decisions seems easier.
  7. You lose track of time while you are working. *Important*
  8. You don’t feel overwhelmed or trapped.
  9. Your health seems to be improving to support you in your new endeavor.
  10. You don’t have to compromise your beliefs.
  11. You feel tired in a good way.

One of my favorite poems is The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. In his poem he talks about forging a new path. I suppose when each of us decides to do what we want to do -what we are meant to do – instead of what others expect us to do it is alright.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost, the Road Not Taken


Taking the First Step

I’ve talked about a spiritual teacher in my writings who helped me delete any negative self-talk and steer myself into a new direction. Kent Boxberger talked about the importance of focusing on the three “I’s” – “I let go, I follow, I trust.” He said sometimes if you don’t feel good you need to convince yourself (the mind) that you do. One fast way to do this is to tell yourself, “I feel better.” This simple statement, when repeated over and over like a mantra, can pull you out of a negative space into a receptive place, and that’s where new opportunities happen.

By changing negative thought patterns into positive ones, new energy and opportunities can manifest. Kent believed in the Law of Attraction and suggested saying the following mantra daily to get into a more positive, “flowing” state of mind. Give it a try and see how it can make a difference in your life!

My daily life path and career is to FEEL AS GOOD AS I CAN, for as long as I can expecting that Things Are Always Working Out for ME, no matter what, as I follow my highest excitement, moment to moment with Love.

Healing with Color – Tips for Self and Home

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It’s been a long winter this year, and some find it hard to break out of the winter blahs and into the glory of spring. Sometimes, a little color can help. Your body is an energy system. You can slow down your heart rate or speed it up, simply by getting centered, breathing deeply and visualizing color. You can also train yourself to detect colors by taking your hand and placing it over a “color” card to determine if it’s a cool or warm color. With practice you can determine the nuances of each color.  You can also work with your hands to visualize sending out the color through your hands to help someone or even yourself.

Healing a Headache
Visualize the color yellow then take your hands and place them over your temples than place one hand on your forehead and the other on the back of the head. Picture the color yellow streaming through your hands.

Everything in moderation, as the saying goes. And so it applies to color as well. Too much of one color can have a debilitating effect.

In Ted Andrews’ book, Healing with Color, he talks about the basics of different colors, and how they can impact the human body.

  • White – Awakens creativity
  • Black – a protective color, it can be used to ground and calm extremely sensitive individuals. Use black in conjunction with white.
  • Red– stimulates. It energizes the base chakra. It energizes the blood and helps with colds and mucus ailments. Too much red can be over stimulating.
  • Orange – the color of joy and wisdom. It stimulates feelings of sociability. Orange can assist healing the spleen, pancreas, stomach, intestines and adrenals.
  • Yellow – stimulates the mental faculties. It stimulates the solar plexus. It reawakens enthusiasm for life. Helps treat depression and can benefit digestive issues.
  • Green – balances energies. Can be used to increase sensitivities and compassion. It has a calming effect for inflamed conditions of the body.
  • Blue – is cooling and relaxing. It quiets energies and has an antiseptic quality.
  • Indigo – dynamic healing color on the spiritual and physical level. Strengthens the lymph system, glands, and immune system. Blood purifier.
  • Violet – affects the skeletal system. Cleansing and purifying. Good for cancerous conditions of the body. Arthritis can be eased by violet light.
  • Pink – can be used to awaken compassion, love and purity. It eases conditions of anger and feelings of neglect. It can be used in meditation to awaken greater truths.

Shifting Energy In Your Home: The Art of Feng Shui
Sometimes the home can feel stuffy. Air seems to stagnate and there is no energy flow. Changes can be made by introducing color. Feng Shui is an anccolor wheelient Chinese art used to balance energy and create harmony in the home. Depending on how your home is positioned (does the front door of your home point East, West, North or South?) will determine how rooms should be decorated and how they should be painted. While it may seem odd that a darkened hallway should be painted orange, you will be surprised at the joy you will experience with this delightful color. Gray is a great color for an office because it energizes the individual working in it. An easy-to-read overview on Feng Shui can be found here: http://fengshui.about.com/od/fengshuicures/qt/fengshuicolor.htm. If you have not introduced Feng Shui into your environment, I highly recommend it. It’s fun to try new colors and room layouts to change the energy of your home. One tip worth considering: if you have a long hallway that has a door at the end, hang a crystal at the entry point. The reason is energy gathers at the entry point and shoots full speed to the end of the hall. Years ago, I had moved into a refurbished house and noticed a long dark hallway. I thought “this hallway needs a crystal.” When I looked down, I noticed that the floor was buckled. I was told an earthquake (this did not occur in California but Georgia!) occurred and damaged the wood floor in the hallway.  Take a look around your home and see if there are any long hallways that could benefit from a crystal to break up the energy.

To enhance energy flow: fans are good for moving energy as are pets (the ones that run around, not the ones that lay around), wind chimes can imply air flow, and there are other remedies as well. Welcome spring with a splash of new color and energy flow with yourself and your environment.

Look for the Signs

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good signDo you ever wonder if you are on the right path? I suggest looking for signs, both internal and external. It may be a funny feeling in the pit of your stomach warning that the situation is not working for you. Or that rapid heartbeat you feel when you meet someone for the first time and look into their eyes which may be telling you it’s a good fit.

When I wonder about a situation, I stop and ask for signs to show me the way. A billboard message may catch my eye, or a bumper sticker on the back of a car. Hawks may fly into view just to let me know I need to pay more attention to my surroundings or balance something in my life. Ted Andrews, author of Animal Speak (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Andrews), published a guide book on the spirit meaning of animals, which has proven to be helpful when determining the greater meaning of a situation.

Clarity From a Possum

Once when I was in an argument with my partner while on vacation, I stormed outside and sat on the curb to think. Rbe kindight about that time, a possum walked up to me from out of nowhere and just looked at me. A light bulb seemed to turn on inside my brain, and I realized that the argument stemmed from my own baggage carried from past relationships. The possum then waddled away and I walked back to the room, only for my significant other to tell me, “You know this is your baggage.” I said, “I know, I know. The possum already told me. I got the message already, thanks!”


A sign quote from Doug Cooper

Sometimes information comes to us in dreams. I like to keep a smoky quartz crystal on the nightstand, which helps with lucid dreaming. For myself, information plays out as a scene or in a symbolic manner, which gives me more clarity.  For dreams with particularly unusual symbols, I refer to an online tool called Dream Moods (http://www.dreammoods.com/dreamdictionary/).  You can also ask for help from your subconscious. State to yourself just prior to sleep time, “I have a clear and direct communication with my subconscious.” After making the statement, ask the question you want information about and then sleep on it. Often, you will have your answer by the morning.

If you would like guidance to help you determine your correct path, contact me for a reading by filling out information on the contact page. I look forward to hearing from you!


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