I did it myself Friday morning. I heard Spirit say, “Laptop,” and I ignored it. Shame, shame on me.
I’ve been taking care of my granddogs in Port Orange, about 27 miles from the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. And so Friday Morning, I woke up, got everything ready to go back to my office, loaded my vehicle and stopped to get a pedicure. It’s when I heard: “Laptop.” I get to my office and yep, I don’t have my laptop. What a pain. A Camp employee said to me just meditate. I asked all day. He said why not. I contemplated, and then realized that I have way too much work to do and I need my laptop.
I am the chairperson for the Public Relations Committee and I am a 125th year committee member. I’m in charge of Blithe Spirit scenes taking place tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Andrew Jackson Davis Educational Building. Drama students from DeLand High School are acting out the hour and 15 minute selected scenes. They practiced earlier in the week and were fabulous. This is going to be an awesome night. Did I mention there’s also a raffle going on in which I’ve helped organize?
Let’s everyone take a moment and Breathe, just Breathe. Is that a song? LOL. And then there’s healing classes that I will start taking Tuesday and I have four more weeks of teaching my Advanced Mediumship class. My brain rarely stops.
Breathe in Love and Exhale Gratitude.
And so Friday, I looked everywhere in my tiny apartment for the volunteer worksheet hours that I have recorded thus far for the month. The student program requires 10 hours monthly. I just don’t know where that sheet of paper could be. Is this a sign? Perhaps. Trust me. I am in thought. I decided that there are more than two weeks left in the month and I got this. Piece of cake, or should I say peace of mind? LOL
Things do get to be a little crazy around the full moon, which is today. Yay! And it’s in Pisces. Just what a fire sign needs, a little splash of water to dim the fire. Talk about uncomfortable. I’m a Sagittarius, Virgo Risings and Gemini Moon. My daughter is a Cancer, Cancer Rising and Capricorn Moon. We have quite a few good things going for us astrologically, but Fire and Water?
I just went random. I’m exhausted. Every time I get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, my granddogs think they need to too. It’s a good thing there’s a fenced backyard. Sleep. I need sleep.
Reminder to everyone – take time for your wellbeing, don’t forget about you. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Recharge those batteries every now and then. Just Breathe!
By the way, on that little trip back and forth, I had a phone conversation about something that has to be worked out. Maybe, just maybe, it was no mistake that I forgot my laptop and ignored the prompt, although the conversation may have taken place anyway. We’ll never know.
Thank you for allowing me to serve through writing this blog. It is one of my blessings!
Blessings of Peace and Love!
Back to my routine – it’s Friday night and I’m writing this blog. It’s OK with me. I love to write. I actually had a Camp Medium tell me that I was sick of writing. I cannot even imagine. I could be in denial. It’s what happens at times when we get readings. I just don’t see it right now. I love writing and always will.
I’ve been tested the past couple of weeks. It’s what Spirit does. What you don’t master comes back around and when you think you’ve mastered it, it sometimes still comes back around just to test – me, you and everyone.
I know I have mentioned that I’m a fire sign, Sagittarius. In addition, my Mercury, the planet of communication, is in Sagittarius, too. Yikes! I am still learning to master; however, I have grown in leaps and bounds. I do not cuss people out anymore when they are not driving the speed limit. I did catch myself putting up all fingers on both hands to show that it’s 55 mph, though.
I’ve been faced with some pretty sticky situations in the past two months. I shed some tears in the beginning. It’s how I express anger among other emotions. Now two months into my situation I have played by the rules, been professional and continue to do so. Instead of exhaling fire, I did something constructive about it and will continue to do so.
Here’s a good one – the dreaded phone call with customer service. LOL. I’m sure we can all relate to this. I was trying to place an order online and I was prompted to use PayPal, which I did not want to do. I found the phone number for the company (I am a reporter), and was on the phone for at least 30 minutes. The person was trying to talk me through. After putting me on hold a couple of times to get more answers, another person came on the line and got the job done. I didn’t realize it at first, but I was patient. PATIENT! After talking with a friend about the incident, I then realized I handled the situation nicely. Yes, pat myself on the back!
I will always do my best in any given situation. It’s all we can do. It’s not just about being more mindful in the moment. It’s truly about staying in a state of peace within, so that we can handle any situation at any moment. Focus on being at peace. Period.
Peace, Love and Light
Thoughts are things. I will keep saying this over and over again until everyone gets it. Thoughts are things. Thoughts are things. Did you know it takes anywhere from three to seven times before we learn something new? What we put our attention on grows and grows and grows and grows. Stop putting your attention on things that are less than, or destructive.
Every year I see it, or should I say feel it (I don’t watch TV). It is hurricane season and we live in Florida. Stop the hype. I get it. When I first moved here and there was a hurricane eyeing central Florida, I started filling bathtubs up and making sure we had and, blah, blah, blah, blah. I was laughed at because it was too far out and sure enough it never came.
One year my daughter called me and asked if I was getting ready, and I’m like for what. LOL. She couldn’t believe it. I did recall seeing something briefly on social media, though. And so the other day on Facebook I see some meteorologist who’s pretty cool talking about how not to freak out and now today, Wednesday, he’s ready for something that could or could not come by late Sunday early Monday. As of Saturday, possible landfall is Tuesday. However, it may skirt the east coast.
Again, I live in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp and work as a Medium. I’m also chairperson for the PR Team. Wednesday was a busy day. We had a crew of 14 filming part of an episode for Road Trip TNT/Spain and that night I was the message bearer at the Wednesday Night Message Service. There were about 20 there. I was surprised with all of the chaos going on. The energy was completely off the wall. I could and still can to some extent feel the frenzy. That night I went to get gas in Lake Helen, the little town next to Cassadaga. They were out. I was amazed. Heck, I may need to get another tankful by Sunday. Then I see it all over Facebook. The stores are crazy.
People, the more we put our attention on the storm the stronger it gets. It’s always been a theory of mine. I wonder if no one put their attention on it, would it fizzle out. I’d love to try that experiment sometime, although I don’t think people could do it. Now that I think about it do people like to live in chaos?
And if the storm does come, it does. What can we do about it? Wait it out, or head north. We must remember that everything is in Divine Order. There’s no changing that.
Peace be with you!
I’ve been thinking about this specific BLOG for weeks. Ego is the topic. We all need it to survive. How much do we need, though is the real question. Yes, if I’m going in for surgery, I want my doctor to have an ego, to think he/she is the best at what he/she does. Who wouldn’t?
Ego is basically a person’s sense of self-esteem, or self-importance. Hypothetical question, if I give a homeless person looking for food half of my sandwich and told someone about the good dead I had done, is that feeding my ego? Some people would say yes. Guess what? I say no because if I say something, it’s passing it on. Maybe the few people who heard the story will take it upon themselves to help the next person, and so on. Just that one conversation could eventually feed hundreds of people or more.
Here’s another example that is true. I’m at the gym and I say to myself I’m going to row for 15 minutes and will do 450 strokes. If I get tired, do I stop, or do I keep going? If I keep going am I feeding my ego? I actually thought about it once. No, it’s not my ego. I decided that I would push myself to reach my goal.
And now that I’m delving in, I believe it’s the attitude behind it all. In the examples above, if a doctor, or I are trying to boast when telling the story, to say we are better than others because of our actions, is not in my mind the correct of way of living. Oh wow, so am I having judgment on someone else’s belief system? No, just on my own. When it comes to ego, there’s a fine line.
When I stand and give readings in public settings with 75 to 100 in attendance, I know Spirit has my back. I allow, become a channel and do the work. One must have a certain amount of gumption, resourcefulness to stand up, though, and do it. I do get so very excited when readings connect, is that my ego? Again, it’s me getting excited. I love how Spirit works through me and other mediums. It is magical. It has nothing to do with my ego. Thank you Spirit!
Are there people out there who do their work to boost their ego? Maybe, maybe not. It’s OK either way. Helping others is tops on my list. Sometimes I forget about myself, as we all do.
Thank you for all you do!
Blessings and Namaste
Big relief. Jupiter, my ruling planet, went direct Aug. 11! It’s a huge sigh of relief for me. I’ve got my creative flow back. I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way. Life is getting much easier for everyone. I can feel the shift.
The other day I found myself wondering when my plans would be coming into fruition. You know everything is in Spirit time. And as I’m thinking about this what appeared on my windshield – an ant, which is about patience. Think about it. Ants are tiny and they can move items twice their size. They are hard workers and what they do, they do for the community. Yep, Spirit time!
You know we’re all connected. I did a few readings Friday. Two redheaded women in Spirit came by for my last client of the day. My client talked about how things had been synchronistic for her as of late. After they left, I walked up to the bookstore where I chatted about the Camp with a redheaded young man for a few minutes. Next, I talked with clerks for a bit – had a laugh or two. I love to laugh. A fly showed up and kept bugging us. What’s the fly about? Persistence. That’s right keep with your plans. Don’t get sidetracked. Too funny! I just decided to take a scroll on Facebook and I see one of my friends posted a mouse, scrutinize. Ha! Does it stop? It never does. So in the bookstore, I glance out the window only to see a redheaded woman in the driver’s seat cruising by. LOL.
If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m going random. It’s where I’m at. My whole day has not been a regular day. Didn’t even make the gym. Did I mention I love to laugh? So last night a friend and decided to take a Sunday drive. LOL. It’s Friday night and I live in Mayberry – Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. And so I drove down a side street and I talked about the house with two colorful parrots that sit on either of side of a closed bright pink wooden fence. I always see interesting wildlife near that area. I say to my friend there were peacocks, sandhill cranes and ducks there once. I named the place Dr. Doolittle. I turned the car around and on the way back I spotted it out of the corner of my eye – a peacock. Don’t you love that? Was it there, or did I manifest that? The peacock is about vision, royalty, spirituality and awakening to name a few traits.
I’m starting the day off right today. Edit my copy, go the gym, sweep my porch and then sage. It’s truly never a regular day in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. And I love that. You can definitely take that to the bank.
Peace, Love and Light
I’ve always loved the number 111. I first consciously came into it when I chose it for the number part of a street address in the book Two Worlds written by Mary Rose Gray and myself.
The number 111 is about manifesting. We all have the ability to manifest. The trick is you have to believe you can. Focus your mind on the outcome, see it done and believe – just know it’s going to happen.
So, the number 111 has followed me. I see it always – while I’m working out, looking at the time, driving by random vehicles and the list goes on. I went to take a photo last night of the sunlight against a building, a rainbow and dark clouds all next to each other. I looked down and got the pic, which ended up not turning out. It wasn’t meant to be; however, it was my 111th photo on my phone. LOL. You just cannot make this up!
A couple of years ago I wrote a story about an elder medium in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp for Hometown News, a weekly newspaper in Volusia County, and other areas. After everything was said and done, she decided to do a reading for me. She had an old-time book about numbers and asked me choose a number. Yep, you guessed it – 111. She read that Sagittarians are known to see the number and then talked about manifesting. Speaking of manifesting, I was receiving a healing one time and was told manifesting was one of my gifts. I believe it to be true. I will be fine and always will be. Everything is in Divine Order.
Numerology is a different way to look at things. My birth number is a 9, which is about being a humanitarian among other traits. I can relate to that. It’s easy to find your birth number. Google the chart for numerology. Each letter in the alphabet is assigned a number – 1 through 9. Add all of the numbers of your birth name together until you have one digit or a master number 11, 22, 33, and then look up the meaning of your number. My daughter’s name is an 11 (not planned), which is about intuition. Twenty-two is master builder and 33 is master teacher.
Y’all probably think I have a lot of time on my hands, LOL. What is time? As a student medium and now certified medium, I believe it’s best to know something about everything, or as much as possible. I like to think of it as being a well-rounded medium.
Today is a 3 day – 8+1+0+2+0+1+9=21, 2+1=3. Traits of a three include abundance, luck, creative energy, communicative, charismatic, charming, playfulness. It’s Gala Day in the Spiritualist Camp and my daughter and I have our message service in the evening. Seems like the right number for the day ahead. I also love how 111 is a 3. To top it off, I woke up this morning and found 111 in my email account. I love it! Have a blessed day!
Peace, Love and Light
Here I am. It’s Friday night about 9:15. I’m in my office at the Spiritualist Camp. About 15 minutes ago I realize that I hadn’t come up with an idea for this BLOG. I panicked for about two minutes. Got inspired. And go. It happens just about every Friday night.
Have I mentioned I love being a Spiritualist Medium? It is the best. Every time I do a reading I learn something new. Spirit works with what I have ever known through the course of my life, and then I build my vocabulary through meditation.
On Thursday, I had a few readings. Let’s not forget that I’m in an altered state during and after readings and don’t recall all of the specifics. I don’t remember now if I had brought the client’s mother or father in, but I do know the connection was made, evidence was given and received positively. To further the evidence, I was shown an image of Dennis the Menace and said so. I loved that comic when I was younger. She looked shocked and said that’s what my mother/father called my brother. I have to say I get so excited about this. Every single time. Thank you Spirit!
As I write on a deadline, because I’d like to sleep in on my one day that I am able, I have to believe Spirit waits for me to get home and is ready. Yes, we all have guides who assist us in life. Writing, for me, is just like getting into the zone for a reading. It puts me in that state of being. I live here sometimes too much. It’s what I do though – help people. It’s what we’re all here to do.
The Golden Rule is in just about every single religion that ever existed. It’s one of our Declaration of Principles. Spiritualism, a nondogmatic religion, has been around for a very long time. Spiritualists believe in the continuity of life, that we continue after we leave this earth plane.
What’s really cool right now is that we’re in the beginnings of the Aquarian Age. Won’t it be grand when peace prevails? Then again, I’m in my own little peaceful world now. It’s a really good place to be – coming from love and higher level vibrations. I strive for that. Think, if all of humanity would strive for it. I like that idea. All of humanity living in a peaceful state of being. Someone told me the other day that I live in a vacuum. Seriously, I know what goes on in the world. I’d rather not be one of the millions who feed it. I wake up and send healing to the universe. I do my part.
One might say I should take my rose-colored glasses off, but why?
Peace, Joy, Love and Light
You know, every now and again one must take a look at what they are letting into their lives, or doing in their lives. Go ahead, take a look around. Is it really something you want in your vibration? Or maybe just trimming down a bit would help in attaining the vibration you want to be at.
I had been toying with the entering the student Healing Program at Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp Meeting Association. To do such a thing, it is my duty to raise my vibration, to bring another level of calmness back into my life. Yes, we must all master living in this world, and still keep our mind at peace. It’s not always an easy feat.
To assist with this, I started practicing yoga again, once weekly. I do go to the gym four days weekly. One must when you’re a fire sign. LOL. Seriously though, I really thought about what I could change in my life to get my Zen on.
I have to work to live on this earth plane. I’m a Certified Medium in the Spiritualist Camp. I’m also a Permitted Teacher. I do readings and teach class. I’m also a paid writer, a professional writer. I was a freelancer for newspapers and magazines for 17 years and have written a book, novella and compilation of shorts stories. I’m working on my next book, although I haven’t picked it up in a few weeks. It’s because I’m too busy doing. I write this weekly BLOG, which I immensely enjoy. When you’re a writer, people want you to write things – all the time. You cannot even imagine. LOL I am a kind soul.
I decided Friday morning that it is now time to think about me. It’s not selfish. Go ahead do it. Think about you. You may go back and forth with decisions. You have to weigh them. Do so while removing your ego. Big thing there – the ego. And so I’m starting to trim some things away, but will add others that are more in line with Healing Body, Mind, Spirit.
Yes, in a lot of ways I am already a Healer. A Medium is a Healer, but in a different way. I am Healer because I heal myself daily. I do the inner work. We must all do the inner work to Heal.
Here’s something to repeat daily: It’s none of my business what other people think of me. People may think they know who you are, but yet they have no idea. You know who you are deep down inside. I know who I am, what I do, where it comes from. We all have to do what is best for us sometimes. Do you! And when you do, feel that Zen.
Change is constant. And during this month it is huge astrologically – five planets in retrograde, eclipses and a black moon – two new moons in a month. It’s been a ride this last week. I wrote a short post about the universe testing us daily on my Facebook page Life in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp – Mayberry It Is. Maybe some things stay the same and others never change. Hmm. It’s up to each of us to choose – same or change, stagnate or do something different, continue the loop or move just one domino to change the outcome.
Change comes about by going inside, doing the inner work. Be aware of certain behaviors. Being a Sagittarius, I am compassionate when it comes to my words especially when it comes to change. I inspire, or at least that is my hope. I realized about a week ago that I was using a couple of words in my daily vocabulary that I didn’t care for, so I made a conscious decision to change that. I’ve done well with the one and hope to move to the next one soon. I lost those words long ago. Somehow they creeped back into my life. Cycling – something always comes back around to be sure we have learned, or changed, or gives us the opportunity to make the intended change again.
I feel a bit heavy right now. It’s the energy in the universe. Energy is always changing. I found a couple of quotes I enjoy. Hope you do too.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
― Margaret Mead
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
― Albert Einstein
I am so looking forward to August – Jupiter, my ruling planet, is going direct. So very excited about this. I’ve pointed my arrow long ago. Change is constant. Here’s to August.
I do have babies on my brain. It’s really not my fault. My daughter announced that she’s in love with the person she’s with and they plan on having babies someday. Good news, right!
She told me that if they had a girl the baby’s name would Andromeda. I’m like OK. She also said that her partner thought they could call her Andy for short. I laughed. I reminded my daughter that Andy is the name based on her in “Two Worlds,” a book Mary Rose Gray and I wrote in 2008. I said, ‘I cannot wait to tell my granddaughter that her name came to light before she was even thought of, and that I have the proof.’
Apparently, babies are in my vibration. I went to the Bookstore in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp the other day to sign in for appointments. I planned on taking the day off, but changed my mind. While there, I saw two young women and a little girl with long blonde hair. By the size of her, I thought her to be maybe 15 months old. She stood in front the door, so I could not leave. I said, ‘Hello’ and waved. Her mother picked her up. About 30 minutes later I received a phone call for a reading and then another. I recognized the phone number and asked if I was reading for her friend. She said yes. They both came down and guess what, they were the two women, one with the little girl in her arms. Usually I do one reading at a time, but allowed everyone to come in because it’s so hot out. As soon as her mother put her down, she ran to me and reached to come into my arms. I said, ‘I guess you wanna come up.’ I picked her up, rested her on my hip and chatted. When it was time to start the readings, her mother came to relieve me. I couldn’t believe my eyes when the little girl put her arm up in front of us, pointed her finger in the air and said something that meant no. I ended up starting the reading with her on my lap. It was precious. Eventually, she got down to roam. Not a good idea since my place is not baby proof. Her mother picked her up. She immediately did not like it. They left my office. I could still hear the little one fussing on the porch. I finished the reading. It must’ve been naptime because the other woman and her child didn’t come back.
That little girl changed my whole life for that moment and still when I think about it, I wonder if we knew each other from a previous life. Or maybe she just needed to sit in the energy.
To top it off, I went to Wednesday Night Message Service and got reading from the medium, who knows my family. She said she thought that a baby would be coming around the corner. I smiled and said I know. We chuckled.
I cannot wait. Babies it is! Granddogs are good too!