Times are a changing. I’m praying for the highest and best for all of humanity.
So called friends point fingers and share your information – fair weathered friends they are. You know ‘em. We’ve all had a few at one time or another. There’s really no wonder as to why some may have trust issues; perhaps, our friend picker has gone bad.
And in these times, people are losing their jobs, jobs where relationships were built around trust, jobs they thought they would have forever while others are living it up at the beaches during Spring Break. Such a contrast. I’m not here to judge anything or anyone – just a fact.
Let’s think about this – we all should’ve seen this coming. Perhaps, some did, and all they could do was wait. I’m sure our higher selves saw it coming – angles, guides, ascended masters and obviously God saw it coming.
We have not been treating our Earth the way we should be, and we have not been treating one another as we should be either. If we could just operate from a place of love. Wouldn’t that be ideal? I have to believe that no matter where one is in life – the bottom of the ocean (dark) or the top (light) – there is love, even if it’s in the tiniest of places. We all want to be loved.
We are in the Aquarian Age now, which is about idealism, unity, spiritual awareness and truth. There has to be some type of destruction happening to move out of the Piscean Age, which is about money, power and control. This is only the beginning of coming into a new age. It is time for humanity to wake up and see what really matters.
I’ve been pointing this out in my blogs for the past year – greed and fear are lower vibrations. Money, power and control really are about fear. I know I said in a recent blog that I liked the idea of what a visiting medium in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp recently said, ‘everything comes from love or hate.’ I don’t see how hate is connected to money, power and control. Instead, I see it as fear. So I’m revising the thought: everything comes from love or fear. It makes a little more sense to me. It’s OK to change one’s mind.
We must come together in unity to get through this. I’m hoping that by doing so we can realize a better way of living – sharing with our neighbor, planting our own food and sharing with one another; come together and make a plan on who will grow what and share. There’s an Aquarian Age thought.
It’s ok if you disagree. It’s how our country lives. We have that freedom. I pray that we move forward on a peaceful path with less fear and more love.
Praying for Healing of ALL Humanity!
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
Hysterical! I have to say we could all use a good laugh each and every day.
Instead of going to the gym, which closed last week, I’m walking the hills of Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, and let me tell you there are some brutal hills here. Afterward, I do my ab work, and continue to rotate exercises for arms, chest, back and legs.
I walk with a friend. I told her my Animal Totem workshop on Sunday was announced at Wednesday Night Message Service in the Camp. On the way home from service, I had a vision of a palmetto bug. We chuckled at the thought because we both know it means survivor. Once in my apartment and in the kitchen, a palmetto was shown to me again. Sure enough a palmetto crawled up through the drain. And I missed it. We laughed.
Backstory: It took me a while to realize the palmetto was one of my animal totems. I do live in Florida. Spirit showed me palmettos in the 3D world when I needed reassurance. For a three year period, I went through some health issues. The palmetto was always there for me. One time after a surgery, Spirit showed me a palmetto in a vision. I was thankful to see it there since there was no way I’d be able to catch up to one and squash it.
The other night I was grateful to see the little critter. Yes, everything will be OK. I worked diligently to clean off the countertop, hoping to find it. Of course, nowhere to be seen. Good thing my bedroom is on the other end of my apartment. LOL
Interestingly enough, because I am a Spiritualist, I believe everything will be OK. I will survive. We do not end here. There’s much more for us on the higher side of life.
Some of you are probably thinking yuck, a palmetto for an animal totem. Trust me I’ve been there. I have learned to love them. I posted on Facebook early this week what a visiting medium in the Camp recently said, “Everything comes from either Love or Fear.” Think about it. It’s true.
There was a time I feared palmettos. I thought they would fly into my natural curly hair and get stuck. LOL. I now realize that the palmetto is much more about Love than Fear. We are all survivors including those palmettos that have crossed my path.
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
P.S. My workshop has been cancelled as well as Wednesday Night Message Service. Check cassadaga.org for more information.
I believe we can all see what happens in the future. Some say we live the day before we experience it. I believe it to be true. We all have déjà vu – some of us so much that we don’t notice it.
‘Dreams’ are one way to see the future.
Backstory: I had a dream about a shih tzu named Buddy. I was lovin’ on him and then wanted to see my former pet, a shih tzu named Missy. She came to visit. It was a lovely lucid dream. The next day was Sunday. I went to where the Sunday Afternoon Message Service would meet in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, but was early. There sat a woman with a shih tzu. I went up to pet the animal and asked the name. You guessed it – Buddy. I love it!
Guess what? I saw the woman and Buddy again the other day in the same area. Makes me wonder what cycle came to a close. I’m sure it will show itself in time. What is time?
Backstory: (Wow, a double backstory LOL) I picked up a part-time job about nine years ago as a server to save money for a trip to India. That was my plan. I hadn’t waited on tables in years. I saved the money. After a while, I was sick of it. The day before my last shift, I noticed I had several of the same people sitting in my section as I did on my first day. I let management know I would not be there the next day, which was my last shift. I was done. End of cycle.
We all have the ability to see our future and then some. We just have to slow down and be aware. I know it’s easy to get caught up in the comings and goings of life. See the signs and synchronicities. They’re all around us.
There’s so much out there.
Here’s an oldie but a goody: Do items, or things, only exist when they are observed? I’m in the front room of my apartment. Does the bathroom exist? Or does it only exist when I go in it? Does the street outside exist? Or does it only exist when I’m outdoors. Quantum physics, something to ponder.
We create our lives, remember that!
Blessings of Peace and Love!
I can tolerate a lot, although some may say, ‘What? Who? Lori Carter?’ LOL. One thing on my list of dislikes is people who are not honest. You know, it’s best just to tell the truth, your truth, because then you don’t have to remember a lie.
To analyze this a bit more (Virgo rising), I have often wondered if people know when they are not being honest. I love it when people say, ‘I never said that.’ That’s another good one. Ha. In addition to being a Virgo rising, I happen to have been a reporter for more than 20 years. I covered meetings and elections so many times. Ugh. I very rarely forget a thing, but when I do, I have no problem standing up and saying so. Yep, it’s true – not one person is perfect.
Here’s another one – what about those people who are wolves disguised as sheep. Nice, right? Keep walking in your authentic self. Put it out there. Be who you are and nobody else. Say no when you don’t want to do something. No!
When I was younger, I told lies. Who hasn’t? I lied to myself for years. It was easier. Since I’ve been aware I’m on my path, I do my best to be honest. Yes, I love your new boots; yes, love the way you colored your hair; or yes, great look for you. People want to be accepted for who they are and why not? Each and every person is beautiful. A sign in my front room reads: ‘Be your own kind of beautiful.’
The topic of honesty came to me for the second time this week after I watched a Facebook campaign ad for President Donald Trump. A friend wrote above the post something as to: I’m probably going to lose a lot of friends, but. . .
So, I don’t normally get into politics, but I have to say he is our best choice. What politician has ever been honest about anything?
Perception plays a role in regards to honesty as well.
Again, all any of can do is to be our authentic self, even if we’re the only one standing. Reminds me of a movie, or maybe it was a TV show. One man dared to defy, rose to speak his truth and consequently died for it.
Speak your truth no matter how many people are against you. Move on from those people if need be, or better yet become more aware of those types of people and do not allow them into your being. Rise above and be who you are meant to be!
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
Just finished my eight week session of classes. I have now made the last class a tradition of demonstrating transfiguration and then having each of the class members give it a go.
Transfiguration happens when a medium sits in meditation with a red light in the room. The medium’s face will change and everyone in the room sees it, which makes it true phenomena.
It’s funny. I have a friend who once told me it’s an optical illusion. Made me laugh so hard and still does. I invited him to come and check it out, to no avail. Naysayers, if you don’t try, don’t knock it.
So, when the faces change, it could be past lives of the sitter, guides of the sitter or loved ones of those watching the demonstration.
Before class started, a friend of mine and I readied the room. I bought a vaseful of fresh flowers. She took out the regular lightbulbs and screwed in one red bulb in the front socket. I used sage in the room and said a prayer or two. The red bulb flickered a couple of times because it wasn’t a dimmer switch bulb. It settled down though.
Class arrived. I sat first and they sang a couple of songs. The favorite of the evening was Jingle Bells. Singing raises the vibration of the room. Everyone chattered about the face changes and one young woman saw her grandfather. Her voice cracked as she spoke. Later another student mentioned that she saw a white light on my forehead. I believe it. My third eye was wide open.
Each student sat for about 10 minutes. It was absolutely phenomenal. We saw spirit lights (tiny twinkling lights, like stars), felt temperature changes, saw ectoplasm forming and many many faces.
The last student sat. We saw a man with who reminded someone of Van Morrison, which could not be because he is alive. After a while one of the students started singing Moondance by Morrison. As she sang the front red light flickered to the beat of the song. We were all amazed.
I know you naysayers are thinking it was the wrong bulb. Ha. It did not flicker for two straight hours.
Later, we decided it was drummer Peter Van Hooke who played with Morrison for years. It turns out the sitter during the light flickering phenomena was the lighting designer for Morrison while on tour for 14 years. She knew it was Peter. She sensed it.
I love it!
Blessings of Peace and Love!
I have to say taking classes in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp can be pretty interesting sometimes. Yes, we learn and most times have a great a laugh. I was in the Mediumship Program for nearly four years all together. Think of the classes – so many. It’s like a college in some ways.
For years, I attended a night class. One time I heard the teacher say he was going to do a workshop for a group of vampires. Someone piped up, ‘the blood sucking ones?’ Hehehe
Just the other night in a healing class, the teacher was talking about a healing that occurred when the recipient started spitting out kidney stones. Cool, right? A student said something about being sure that it wasn’t fillings. LOL We do get a little slap happy at times.
The fillings remark reminded me of a visiting presenter who said he was able to be used as an instrument for phenomena and that crystals would come out of his mouth. I really wanted to go to that one, but couldn’t. I did hear something the next day about how the presenter may have had the crystals in places where teeth once resided.
It’s good to be a skeptic.
Seriously though, classes don’t get any better than in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. During my first healing class of the week, we talked about the eighth chakra – and healing that area, which includes divine love, spiritual compassion and karmic residue. It’s also ‘the gateway to other ideas, concepts and abilities.’ It was a little too personal for me to allow someone in a class to dip into that area of my being, so in the bathroom I wondered how I was going to get out of it. Back in the room, I said something to the neighboring student and another heard us chatting. Finally, I spoke up – not to cause any problems, but I’m not comfortable with others getting into that area. To lighten the mood, I said I don’t even like to wash my clothes with other people’s. The class roared. I got up to close the door that connects to the kitchen and front room because apparently Mrs. Slater, the previous owner of the house, now in spirit, was having a tea party. The teacher did a fabulous meditation to clear our eighth chakra.
And in class last night, we worked with contact healing. At the end of the class two students worked in tandem to heal my areas of concern. I let the students know where I resided in hopes they would continue after class, to no avail. Fabulous healing and energy.
It gets no better than this.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
Sometimes life really bites. People don’t treat you right. They put you down. Talk about you behind your back. Treat you differently because you didn’t do what they wanted you to do.
It’s best to realize that situations aren’t really about you – it’s about them and where they are at in their spiritual evolution.
Yes, you can always leave because you’re not a tree. LOL
But then you realize that others rely on you. An elder in the community had a bit of a health scare the other day. The community came together to help. We soon realized all that really mattered was that she was OK. We came together for a common cause. I love that!
In another instance, a friend of mine recently needed my help, so I saw it through as far as I could. Eventually, I called in a family member because there was nothing more I could do. In fact, I could feel my whole vibration shift for a couple of days. Yes, I felt bad about it, but realized I had to take care of myself.
Yes, we’re here to help others, but how far do we go. I’ve always believed that when you help others eventually someway, somehow, someday someone will help you. It’s true. When I help one person, I do not expect to receive from that person. I help because I want to. I know the universe sees and has my back.
My daughter helps people too. She drove to South Carolina in a rented truck to pick up a friend and move her back to Florida. She and her boyfriend had broken up. My daughter never expected to be paid back. In the end, like two years later, her friend moved out, which allowed for the cockroaches to move out as well. Yikes!
Life, isn’t always easy. Be grateful. I am grateful for so many things – food, shelter, health, family, friends and even those who are not here for my highest and best. I can learn a lot from those people, mostly not to be like them.
The word grateful has always been a wonder to me. I don’t like the way it’s spelled. It just doesn’t make sense. Grate is to make something into small shreds. Or to make an unpleasant rasping sound. Perhaps, it’s to remind us that yes life isn’t always the easiest, but we can still make a difference, regardless of other people’s antics.
I saw this lovely little quote by Healing Energy Tools on Facebook: ‘Vibrate love. Nothing can happen to you that isn’t meant to be for your highest good.’
I love that! Love is all we need!
It’s been a long week; clouds covering the sun for days upon days. And chilly at night. Finally, the sun came out today – such a joyous day! I rolled the windows down and turned up the music on the way home from Publix. When I pulled into my parking spot, I finished jamming out to the tune, ‘Ain’t that America’ by John Mellencamp. For a fleeting moment, I wanted to forget everything, cruise to the beach with the windows down and rock out. Ah, the beach – I miss it so much.
One of my posts this week on Facebook: ‘Yes, summer is back this week! Well, ok, maybe spring.’
I definitely have a bounce in my step today; it could be because I’m teaching class tonight. Yay! Deep down I know it’s mostly the warmth of the sun.
It’s funny how weather can change our emotions, feelings and moods. I know for me when it stays cloudy for days, I become stagnant at times, or even blue – not wanting to do anything but binge watch something on Netflix. When it gets cold, I’d rather stay home. I bought a good down feather jacket this year. LOL
Backstory: My daughter, a double water sign, likes cloudy, rainy days. One time while driving down the road she said to me, ‘Sometimes I think I can make it rain when I’m sad.’ Interesting concept. I didn’t fully grasp it until years later when I was truly upset. I said to her, ‘Now I know what you meant about making it rain.’ If enough people were in that state of being, I believe it could happen.
The trick is to remain in a joyous mood regardless of what is going on with the weather; regardless of what is going on in life; regardless of anything. We can all take a lesson in that.
The next time there’s a cloudy, gloomy, rainy day I’m going to think sunshine, the beach and livestream 95.7 the HOG.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
P.S. I wrote this blog on Tuesday. Talk about beating a deadline!
We are all truly gifted individuals.
At times, we define ourselves in ways that are accepted by family, society and culture. One of my first teacher’s in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp asked the class one night, ‘Who are you?’ I responded with the typical, mother, sister, aunt, friend, teacher, writer and he said, ‘No, who are you? Think about it.’ Finally, it dawned on all of us: We are spiritual beings. It’s true we are all powerful spiritual beings.
Again, we are truly gifted individuals. It says so in 1 Corinthians 12 – The Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Each of us has received gifts from Spirit to include wisdom, knowledge, faith, to heal, to do miracles, prophecy, discernment of spirit, speak in tongues (other languages unknown to persons) and interpretation of tongues. All the gifts are produced by one and the same Spirit. Gifts are given to each and every person.
In addition to being a powerful spiritual being, one of the gifts I received was to heal – faith and to do miracles fall under that scope. I relearned this again in healing class the other night.
I am a Reiki Level II Practitioner and Arcing Light Teacher. I received attunements through a Reiki Master and Arcing Light Teacher (founder), and of course the powers that be – Spirit.
As a healer, I am a conduit of the healing energies that flow through me to the recipient to heal body, mind and/or spirit. To be a conduit of the healing energy, the healer must step aside (mentally) – move to a place of just being. I’ve always been a healer.
Backstory: When I was around 7 years old, I’d go upstairs to rub my aunt’s feet. They were sore all the time. I’d use lotion to rub her feet, her ankles and lower calves. I didn’t always like to do it, but would be swayed by my father. I remember my aunt would say, ‘You have healing hands.’ I just thought it felt good to her, not knowing the full depth of what she was saying.
So here I am, a healer and a prophet, also known as a seer. What are your Gifts of the Holy Spirit? You’re not much different than I am. We all receive Holy Gifts from the same God. It’s time we all start to awaken to our true selves, and come to the understanding that we are one and we are all powerful spiritual beings.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
Wouldn’t it be great if people stopped hiding behind masks? Life would be so much easier. Say who you are and be who you are. Have no fear of what others think of you. Just be you. If you’re not you, I’d rather not be around for it.
Is this too much to ask in this world?
Be a decent human being. Treat people the way you want to be treated. It’s that simple.
Backstory: In my younger years – raising children, keeping the house and working – I didn’t have a lot of time to play games. It wasn’t my thing. Just tell me what you want, let’s take care of it and move on to the next task. At one point I really didn’t like people. In fact, one my teachers in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp gave me a T-shirt with a few stick figures on it – two on the ground and one standing. The words on the shirt read: ‘Doesn’t play well with others.’ LOL
I have grown a lot on my spiritual journey. Tolerance of others is definitely something to conquer.
Being a psychic medium has its advantages and disadvantages. One of my gifts is being a knower, also known as claircognizance. A knower knows without physical evidence. Can you imagine? Most times I know the answers weeks in advance. People never catch up. It can be very frustrating. And then there’s those who don’t believe what I say; only to learn later the information was correct.
This brings me to a reading I did a while ago. I told a woman that she was going to become pregnant and have a daughter very soon. She said there was no way because she and girlfriend weren’t planning on having children. The thought never occurred to them. Almost a year later the woman’s mother came to me for a reading and let me know that she had a beautiful granddaughter. Her daughter had married a gentleman. Of course, I did not recall the initial reading, but it was great to get the feedback.
Yeah, I used to keep a low profile about my mediumship abilities. There’s really no need these days. I’m on the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp’s website. I also have my own website. I’m out there. It’s who I am. Here’s a good one – allow people to be who they are without judgment. That’s something we can all work on.
Dare to do it – be your authentic self and allow others to do the same.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.