Pretty much everything you think is putting it out to the universe – it’s the law of attraction among other natural laws. I’m sure I mentioned I’m a freelance writer for Hometown News in Volusia County. I picked up the job again a couple of months back – a girl has got to make a living.
Then I decided to teach online classes. I knew I could do it because everything is energy. My last class was Thursday. I had two beginner classes and one intermediate class for eight weeks. Normally, classes are in my office, and a couple of the online students have been in my office for classes. Those students wondered how we would do psychometry, holding an item and getting impressions, and billets, a folded piece of paper with either a question on it or someone’s name in Spirit. It’s similar to psychometry. I always knew it would work. Why? Everything is energy. Students who had been in my office for classes were amazed.
For the past three weeks, I’ve been working up a story for the newspaper about wildlife and how development has pushed critters, deer and sandhill cranes to appear in the city limits. A friend of mine had a photo with a deer crossing the street in Lake Helen. Awesome pic! Now some of you might think ‘Lake Helen, is that a city?’ Well, yes, it is. Last week in DeLand I saw that a deer had been struck by a vehicle and landed on the side of the road. I wondered if I manifested that. And then where it is a little more country a black bear came out of nowhere and was struck by a Jeep. The vehicle rolled three times. Everyone was OK, except for the 300-pound bear.
It took forever to do all the interviews for the story and then finally just a few hours to write the 1,200 words. I took a couple of breaks in between. One time I went out to get a Starbucks. On the way, I noticed traffic was stopped one way. I was coming from the other direction, so I stopped. Sure enough, it was deer. I could still see it on the outskirts of the wooded area. My thought, ‘shucks, if I was just a minute sooner, I could’ve gotten the shot from my car.’ I didn’t need it though because I already had the perfect photo. On the way home, sandhill cranes stopped me and others in our tracks. Once home, I got several texts from that same friend with pictures of a deer and a fawn grazing in her front lawn.
It’s so simple – what you put your mind to will happen. Maybe in not the way you think it should, but it will come to fruition somehow, someway.
Honestly, I wasn’t sure how I was going to write this today – my fingers are a little sore. I knew it would happen, though because I haven’t missed a blog in 85 weeks. The good news is my massage therapist will be here at 10:30. Of course, I’ll be doing a phone reading beforehand. I know I will always have enough and more because I believe I will. Plus, Spirit has my back.
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
What a week! All these planets in retrograde and in the midst of eclipse season. Oh, and let’s not forget that we are in the Age of Aquarius, which is about peace, harmony and love. Those people stuck in the old ways of the Age of Pisces, which is about money, power and control, are doing their best to keep it that way. The good news is in the end, the universe will not allow it. Enough preaching! LOL
I have to say my appointment times with clients in the past week have been just a little bit off, not my usual precise self. It’s that Mercury Retrograde I’m sure. The other day I mopped my painted wood floors – not an easy task. It takes a couple of hours. In the midst of doing this, I had vision or a thought that someone was going to knock on my door. Imagine that! I figured it would be my neighbor. I kept going. Finally, I sat down with a cup of hot tea and waited for the floors to dry. A few minutes later – knock, knock, knock. I opened the door slightly and saw it was someone else – a deer in headlights moment. She said she had an appointment with me. I asked if she could comeback in 15 minutes. I readied quickly, but she never returned. I found the appointment in my book. It was written in two squares. Yikes! I called her and she said she would be back, no worries. Thank goodness! That was so unlike me. Perhaps, it wasn’t the right time after all. The universe is always talking to us. We have to pay attention.
If that wasn’t enough, I was to do a phone reading. In the midst of getting ready, the client called me, and I soon found I was to do a reading for two people, a mother and her grown daughter. I went with the flow. Most times people want to hear from someone in particular. I kept getting this image of a little girl with brown hair just above her shoulders. I also noted bangs. She wore a black dress with a white lapel. The person they were wanting to hear from in Spirit was the matriarch. Before she left the earth plane, she told her daughter and granddaughter of this little girl in Spirit that was waiting for her. I described her to a tee. Wow! I got goosebumps.
Finally, I had a returning couple come in for a reading on their anniversary. Sure enough, I had the appointment time written incorrectly. I saw that I had noon to 1 p.m. scratched out and wrote 11 a.m. Ha. In a previous communication, I saw that 11 a.m. referred to the healing meditation circle they wanted to attend before the reading. Ugh! That communication took place right before my online class was to start, so I wasn’t quite in my right brain. LOL
The good news is all worked out for the best. I realized that as much as I try, I cannot always be perfect. It’s something for all of us to think about. All we really can do is to try our best and hope for the best – go with the flow.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
My daughter’s dog moved in with me last week. Talk about a change in life. I’ve already raised my kids. LOL. He is a beautiful brown and white 14-year-old corgi. Like a child, he has thrown up his food a couple of times. Gross me out! When I reported it to my daughter, she asked if he had eaten it. Yuck!
It didn’t take long for me to become mommy and not grammy, although I still use the latter. My daughter and her boyfriend came by to visit after a few days. He loved seeing them, but once the hello greeting was over, he came and sat right by my side as if to say, ‘I’m not going anywhere with you. I’m staying right here.’
With all the planets in retrograde right now, things have been a little cray cray. I do have a lot of love to give to others on the surface, but to give a deep, down love for Dante wasn’t going to be easy. It opened a lot of emotions I had conveniently buried.
About a week into his new home he got out. I couldn’t find him anywhere. I probably woke the whole neighborhood calling for him. It was 7 a.m. I did call a friend to help. She came with her vehicle, and we drove about the neighborhood. My only thought was that someone stopped and picked him up – everyone wants a corgi. I cried my eyes out. Finally, we spotted him. I jumped out the vehicle and called his name. He saw that I was upset, so he ran to me. I was so thankful and grateful that my prayers were answered. Later, my friend told me that she could see sprinkles of light around us. Dante had found his forever home, or should I say retirement home as one of my students said.
Speaking of students, one had to miss our online class last week because she had to put her dog down. The next week I told her that I had a new dog in the house, a corgi. It turned out her dog was corgi too. Bittersweet. A few days later I took Dante to get groomed. While I was walking up to Petco, I spotted another corgi, or should I say Dante spotted him first. We had a nice greet. He so loves socializing. I love the synchronicity of those stories. When I picked him up, he was happy to see me and hear my comments about his handsomeness.
This morning Dante threw up his food again. I think he eats to fast. He acts like he’s starving, but the 20 extra pounds tells the real story. By the time I got back with the paper towel and bag, he was eating it. Gross! I got over it though since I didn’t have to pick it up.
As I said earlier, changes are a happening with these planets in retrograde and let’s not forget we’re in the midst of eclipse season, too. Changes, they are a happening. Heal and release those pent-up emotions. You can do it. Go with the flow. You got this!
Blessings of Peace and Love!
Has this ever happened to you? You say something to a so-called friend and then it gets repeated. Ouch! There’s really no point in getting upset or angry. First, those are lower level vibrations. It’s OK to have them, but do your best not to live there.
Realize that sometimes people are not grounded. Why is this? Many reasons, mostly they haven’t healed from what happened to them. It’s much easier to live outside of the body. When I say this, I mean on a mental level and even a physical level. You ask how on the latter? It’s simple: out of body experiences. OBE’s mainly occur during meditation and sleep.
Backstory: When I lived in Wisconsin, a family moved in across the street. They were from Florida. I became friends with one of the kids, so we walked to the high school together. Two stories he shared: The orange blossom fragrance – when he described it, he was euphoric – out of this world. The second: One time while he was sleeping, he was outside of his body looking downward at himself in bed. I thought it to be pretty cool.
And then when you finally have the experience yourself, it is now concrete evidence. One time I saw myself looking down on my body in bed. Another time, I saw my astral self from my bed. I was standing facing the door as if to leave the room. I was amazed.
We ALL leave our body during sleep, and then return before we awaken. It’s called Astral Travel. Ask yourself this question – have you ever had a ‘dream’ that you were in a home you weren’t sure of where you were, but it felt familiar and safe? If so, this could be your home away from home.
Backstory: I remember most of my astral travels. One teacher told me that there’s an etheric cord that connects to your physical body. I never recalled seeing it, until one time when I was lucid dreaming (awake in your dream), I asked to see it, and sure enough there it was. Very cool.
Like I said we all astral travel when we sleep. Some of us remember on the conscious level; ALL of us have it stored in our subconscious. Think about this – how do you explain déjà vu?
As far as staying grounded in the physical, get help to heal. It’s OK to do so. These are trying times. We are spirits having a human experience. It’s best to stay grounded and be more mindful of our actions.
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
So, I sit in my little world; it’s called Mayberry, a place of quietude, and that it has been. I started doing readings in my Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp office again a couple of weeks ago. It feels good to see people for readings, not that I don’t like phone readings.
A really cool thing happened last week at one of my online intuition development classes. We had been having phenomena occur to include Spirit talking through the electronics. Three students heard Spirit say, ‘Come a little closer.’ I got goosebumps just writing it. It’s true phenomena because more than one person experienced it. I love that!
There’s so much going on in this world – the veil is being lifted in so many ways. What is to be believed? It’s hard for me to say. I don’t watch the news, no point with mainstream media. And then there’s the other news personalities who run the other side of the gamut on YouTube. I get plenty on Facebook too. I’m over it. Aren’t you?
Back in November, I wrote about the crabs in the bucket story. I feel like it’s worth sharing again. A man was walking the beach and saw another man fishing. As he neared the fisherman, he saw the bait bucket with no lid. A bit closer now he looked inside to find it filled with sea crabs crawling on top of one another. The man wondered again about the lid and asked the fisherman, ‘Why isn’t your bait bucket covered so the crabs won’t escape?’ The fisherman replied: ‘If there is a single crab in the bucket, yes, it could escape. However, since there are so many, if one tries to crawl out, the others grab onto it, making sure it can’t escape so it will meet the same fate as the rest of them.’
The story could be in regards to people around you or even just your emotions. The reason why I share this again now is because I was thinking that instead of you, yourself trying to escape the fate of the others, why not pull everyone out with you? There’s a thought.
Blessings of Peace and Love
My daughter came over last night to help me get rid of boxes. Ugh. Time to let go of some things.
Before last night, I had probably eight boxes of newspapers and magazines with my articles in. I worked at a daily for 18 months, a weekly for about six months and finally became a freelance writer, which I still dabble in today – 20 years doing the latter. Oh, I almost forgot those college newspapers in which my daughter teased about the titles – “The Angler” and “Central Florida Future.” LOL
I carried those boxes around with me through at least 11 moves in six years and for what. I never once got into those boxes. So last night we peeked into a couple of them. I saw an article here and there. I caught my daughter going through one magazine page by page. She said, ‘I just want to see why you saved this for 17 years.’ I laughed and showed her the article.
Just the thought of letting those newspapers go made me private message one of my former editors earlier in the week. I asked him what he had done with his old newspaper articles and he said something about putting them in the recycle bin. He inherited many from his father, a newspaper man his whole life. He did say he kept a couple of historic newspapers that had articles in about JFK’s assassination. Wow. How cool, I thought. My former editor reminded me that practically everything I’ve ever written is online. We also reminisced about the times I would call and tell him the color of his shirt and khakis – remote viewing. LOL
I let go of those newspapers, although there are few left to go out the next time. It’ll be easy. Going through other boxes, we found a 1930 newspaper of The Milwaukee Journal. Pretty cool. My daughter thought so too. It made me wonder if she might keep a couple of my newspaper articles. Hmm.
Letting go of physical things seems to be a bit easier than letting go of every day happenings. When one is kindhearted, some people take advantage of it and almost think it’s an entitlement to receive that kindness. I’m learning to let it go.
Every now and again take stock of boxes in your closet. Take stock of your friendships and relationships too. As you grow, people and things leave, so those for your highest and best can come in.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
I’m several weeks into my online classes, two beginner and one intermediate. They are going extremely well. Students are developing their gifts quite nicely. I love hearing their experiences, plus teaching is so rewarding.
Two Sundays ago I noticed the Skype connection wasn’t the greatest. I thought perhaps it was because someone had an older computer. A week later I realized that Spirit was trying to come in through the electronics. It was exciting. When I mentioned it to the students, they were amazed. I couldn’t believe it took me two weeks to figure it out.
Backstory: I have a couple of friends and know of other people who are big into the idea of Ghost Hunting. They use Spirit boxes, a radio with a frequency scan mode to detect electronic voice phenomenon, and other gadgets. I’m not a real big fan of it. My thought is that people who use these devices are trying to take a shortcut to communicate with Spirit, not put the work in.
In my class Thursday, I hoped so much that Spirit would try to come through and communicate. The line was clear as a whistle. I shared with the students what was occurring during the Sunday class. We couldn’t hear specific words, but knew it was definitely Spirit. Everyone was fascinated.
As the class progressed, one of the students shared that her gift for hearing Spirit, Clairaudience, was coming to the forefront. She clearly heard someone yell her name while she was outdoors at home. She went to a couple of neighbors to ask if they heard the phenomena. They had not. It’s good to be skeptical. In the end, she knew it was Spirit and she clearly heard it. She was delighted as was I.
Spirit did not disappoint Thursday night with phenomena, though. As the students were giving one another information, my phone, which sat at the side of my laptop, turned on and started recording my words. I did not say, ‘Hey, Siri.’ Being in an altered state teaching class, I checked with the students. They confirmed. I was pleased something occurred.
I cannot wait for the Sunday class. I hope Spirit will provide another show. Maybe this time we’ll be able to make out the words. One could change their mind based on experiences. It makes it real. I still do believe the best way to communicate with Spirit is through Mediumship.
The bottom line is when you have your first experience with phenomena, it becomes real. Sure, at first you’ll try to explain it away, but eventually you will have come to terms with it because Spirit will continue to bring it until you are unable to explain it away.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
I was lying in bed the other morning trying to decide if I should get up and workout. I’ve been walking the streets in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp since the end of March. Trust me, the hills are brutal. And so I pondered if I should get up or sleep in. The air conditioner in my bedroom was running and I wished it was off. It was a little chilly. I turn it on at night, so I cannot hear a thing but that. I snoozed for a few more minutes and when I awakened, the air conditioner was off. I wondered if I wished it off and it turned off. Crazy right? Not when you’re living in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp.
Backstory: I have had my office and resided here for nearly three years. Let me tell you stranger things have happened – I lost one shoe, which was last seen partly on the side of the bed and under the bed. It came back months later. The fire extinguisher, which is attached the wall in my kitchen, disappeared for two to three weeks and then reappeared. Just in case you think I’ve lost it – another person was witness to that. And then of course, there’s the many many times the crystals on top of my dresser have moved.
So, in twilight (sleep) I believed there was a possibility that my mind turned off the air conditioner. Why not? And then I thought Spirit could’ve easily done it. Why not? It could happen. I believe anything is possible.
I decided to walk. I flipped on the switch in the bathroom and lo and behold the light didn’t come on. I laughed and still do. LOL. I called to report the outage and found that around 1,600 others were without power and it was scheduled to come back on around 9:30 a.m.
On my walk, I met up with a couple of residents. I told them the story. The woman said, ‘Look at all that power you have. Your thoughts took out the neighborhood.’ I chuckled. She was serious. Still on my walk I met up with them again and she reminded me how powerful I am. Aren’t we all?
Think about this: How many times have you been in your vehicle and thought of a song you wanted to hear and then viola there it is? Happens to me a lot. I have to wonder if I manifested it or if it was already to be or better yet perhaps I saw the scene play out before it happened.
My little reporter self couldn’t wait to look up how much of our brain we really use. Come to find out these days some people “in the know” think we use nearly 100 percent of our brain always. Hmm. I remember hearing something about 10 percent of the brain. It’s a myth, they say. Maybe, maybe not. I’d really like to know what those people “in the know” would think about my experiences here. My guess is they couldn’t grasp it. The again, one never knows until it happens.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
This is my 77th blog. I like the number. It’s a 5, which is about change. We’re all going though big changes these days – more time spent inside with or without others. It’s still a big change. It’s a time for self-reflection, going inside. It’s a good place to be.
I know I’ve mentioned several times in this blog that being Sagittarius sometimes means working on patience. We all know what we are to achieve, lessons, and they always come back around to be sure we got it. Spirit does things like that. Keeps us honest.
The other day I went over to a medium’s home here in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, and showed her how to use Skype. I’m such an expert now. LOL. And so I figured this was going to take about 30 minutes. After a while, I had to go home to get my power cord. It ended up taking 90 minutes, and you know what? I kept my cool. Patience was my middle name.
Once home, I decided to meditate. About 30 minutes into it my phone interrupted. It was potential client. She had called the Bookstore, now open, but for less hours, and got my name from the board where Mediums and Healers sign in. She wondered how she would pay and I told her PayPal. No problem. A few minutes went by and she called back because she was having problems with her account. I tried to talk her through. After 20 minutes, I suggested she call the people at PayPal for help. Patience.
Energy, that of a medium, is different on so many levels, and it definitely can make electronics go haywire. It makes sense, especially with two mediums working with two laptops in a small space.
Almost all of my online classes through Skype have gone on without a hitch. But that same day when all of the above happened, it took almost 40 minutes to get the students to the class. Guess what? I kept my cool. I do need to pat myself on the back, mostly because no one else will. I know, I know spirit will bring something else around to test my patience. Being aware is a big part of it.
Really, this time away from others has truly helped me. I’m so glad I’m in this space.
Incidentally, as soon as I got off the phone with the potential client, I called my medium friend and shared the story. It was a good laugh. Laughter keeps it real.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
There is light at the end of the tunnel. What it’s really all about is adapting to change. If you can do that, you can do anything. Change isn’t always the easiest for some people. I like it. Remember, I mentioned that I’m a Sagittarius sun, Virgo rising and Gemini moon, all mutable signs. I just reinvented myself once again. Of course, I had the help of Spirit, Source, God, whatever you want to call it. We are one!
I am so grateful to have the ability to mutate. Sounds a bit like science fiction. I like that too.
Backstory: The other day I was talking with a medium in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp and learned that I could track my stimulus check. As I was leaving, I picked up my empty tea mug to find a lone ant, which is about patience, and I did point that out to the medium. Now mind you I wasn’t too concerned about getting it because I knew it would come, eventually, but I checked. Why not? It was mailed the day before. Don’t you love that! The medium and I also talked about unemployment and food stamps. The thought never occurred to me. At that moment another medium in the Camp brought over the papers for unemployment, so I thought I was to do it. Everything happens for a reason, yes?
Finally, after a few days I did the paperwork, but still held back mailing it. I sent out an email to my former editor at a newspaper, hoping to freelance – pick up a few stories. Then I came up with the idea to teach an online class. I knew it could work since I do phone readings, which have been sparse, but still a few. Everything is energy. To date, I have one advance class going with five students this week to grow to seven or eight next week. I have 22 others interested including someone in Scotland. Very exciting!
And to give even more evidence (I like that play on words) that the universe is conspiring to bring me what I need and more, I saw a possible local story on Facebook to pitch to my editor. I sent another email with the idea. I did get a response this time that he needs to be sure I’m still on payroll because the office is closed. I ended up writing the story.
Take it from me – know what you want in life and know that you will receive it. It’s that simple. Believe that you will be fine, beyond a shadow of a doubt (like that play on words), and you will be. Raise your vibration. Do not let lower level thoughts enter your mind. Out, out, out!
Blessings of Peace and Love!
P.S. I can feel the change in climate – energies from others. It feels like things are lightening up!
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.