I love working out at the gym. I do it four days a week. Each morning I spend about 2 hours there. I mind my own business – taking full advantage of my personal space. Yes, I say good morning to people, but would prefer to be left alone. It’s my time.
And so the other morning I had just started my ab workout. Trust me when I say I work it hard. This is not social hour(s) for me. I’m on the mat on my back and some man comes into my space and says, ‘It’s not that easy is it?’ In my mind I thought, ‘I’ve been working out for 30 years.’ I just kept going, doing my best to ignore it. Two women were in the area too. When I finished, I asked if they heard that man. They said they did not, but suggested that perhaps he was trying to hit on me. The thought never occurred to me. I’m like really look at me. We laughed at the whole scenario.
Still a few days before that an older man decided he had the right to put his hand on my back and tell me what to do. I kept me cool. I’m sure he got the jest of not doing that again. I tried to be nice.
Why is it that some men think they have the right to dictate to women, that they know best? In one instance, the man was older, so I get it. It’s generational. But a younger man. Stop.
It’s really crazy that I care enough to write about it. It’s not who I am. I’ve never really had a viewpoint about that subject. My thought is we're all human beings having this experience. If it something doesn't jive with me, I move on. My biggest concern is stay out of my space – man or woman – unless I invite you in.
This is a big lesson for all of us. Create your personal space; set boundaries, and make sure people abide by them. It’s the healthiest thing you can do for yourself. If there are people in your life who are not there for your highest and best, let them go.
Remove phone numbers, Facebook contacts, etc. Finally, meditate, see the etheric cord that connects you and that person, visualize a scissors and see it cut that cord. Send their energy from you back to them and ask for your cleansed energy to come back to you from them. It should take care of the situation the first time. If not, repeat. End of that story.
Yes, sometimes there are instances that occur like the two men at the gym. You really have no control over what other people do. Now that I think about it, it’s probably best that I was doing my ab workout and not standing. I can sometimes be a little grumpy that early.
Set personal boundaries!
Blessings of peace and love!
I’ve been in my space for more than two years. It’s the third year I’ve gotten the notice from one of the groundskeepers that an inspector is coming to check fire extinguishers. We are to put them outside near our doors. We laughed because last year we looked for the fire extinguisher everywhere in my place and we couldn’t find it. He said he would get me a new one. He dropped it by a few days later. Not but a week later the fire extinguisher we were looking for initially appeared hanging on the kitchen wall. I made that groundskeeper come and see it. He did, and refused to come into my apartment for months because there was no way we could’ve missed it. There was no way that was there before. So again, we laughed about it. LOL
I still have happenings (unexplained phenomena) occurring in my place. I’ve noticed most recently that a couple of my crystals moved on my dresser. I have proof because every time I dust I take photos. LOL. I have become a bit nonchalant about it.
However, I was surprised this week when one of my appointments showed up with a gift. Now mind you I have never physically met this woman. She explained that she had ordered a T-shirt with sayings on it such as ‘completely unexplainable,’ ‘professional at lie detecting,’ and ‘can offend you with their honesty.’ Her name ‘Rhoda’ was supposed to be at the top of shirt. When she received it in the mail, the name ‘Lori’ was on it. She kept it for three weeks and thought to take it Goodwill and then one time tried to give it to another Lori, only to find she spelled her name differently. Finally, she realized before she came for the appointment that it was mine. I was totally blown away, as was she. How cosmic, right? Turned out she’s a writer too with similar life path situations. I do so love being a medium.
I’m teaching my last advanced mediumship class Sunday, and it dawned on me, is everyone meditating out there? It’s a must to grow spiritually and to grow your gifts.
Did I mention I’m exhausted? Being the chairperson of the public relations committee in the Spiritualist Camp keeps me busy. Plus, I’m helping out with Gala Day, which is Nov. 16. Good times!
Going with the flow!
Peace and Love!
This is how Just Jax, an already beloved tipping table, came into being. In case you don’t know a tipping table is used to connect with spirit, proving the continuity of life.
So, on Wednesday my friend and I are cruising to Orlando for an appointment. We talk about how we’re going to practice table tipping with an aluminum table the next day. We’re in downtown Orlando now, almost to our destination. The energy suddenly changed. ‘There’s our tipping table. It’s leaning on its side.’ My friend was excited. I laughed and said that we’d stop on the way back. About an hour later we’re at the place. Turns out it’s a uniform store. We walk in, say hello and head to the next room. My friend squeezed through the small space and handed me the table. I carried it by the base with my hand, walked into the front room and lifted it onto the countertop. ‘We’ll take this,’ I said. The two clerks looked at us like we were out of our minds and said the item wasn’t for sale. Still looking oddly at us, I said, ‘We’re mediums in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp and this is the perfect table for table tipping.’ Laughter echoed. They knew of the town. I put the table on floor to placed my fingertips on it and said, ‘I can feel the vibration.’ My friend joined me. Can you imagine? LOL
We left our phone numbers and hoped for a call. In the parking, after lunch, the phone rang. We could have the table for $50. The last four digits of the phone number were 0333 and all the numbers added up, a 33, and the day was a 33. Love it! We contemplated, mostly me. I had plans for the rest of the day. We were halfway there, so I relented. We went back to get it. This time I left a couple of business cards behind. We acted like a couple of high school kids who just got exactly what they wanted, giggling all the way to the car. On the way home, we came up with the name – Just Jax. The colors: purple and indigo. We’re so excited! That table found us, and it was tipped to the side when it was first seen.
The reason we needed a table is we plan on participating in Table Tipping, a fundraiser for the restoration of Colby Memorial Temple in the Spiritualist Camp. It’s 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 19 in the Andrew Jackson Davis Educational Building. $25.
We planned on tipping Friday, but realized we needed a new top. It was cracked and at first thought it would only be a repair. I was at the gym and wondering what my friend was doing. I knew something was up. On the way home, I called and found she was at Lowe’s, next to the gym, to get a new top. I agreed. She said she had been sitting in the aisle for a period of time to make the decision. I was already close to home, so I didn’t go back. She stopped by and showed it to me. There looked to be crack, but it was only the grain in the wood. Kind of similar to the original. It’s gonna be great. We’re hoping to practice on it early next week. Yes!
We manifested it. It took a couple of weeks, but it happened. I love that. We can all manifest what we want. Put it out to the universe and the universe will conspire to make it happen!
Blessings of peace and love!
Last night in the middle of the 125th committee meeting I remembered the day, Friday. I know at one point, I thought of something to write, but then got busy with other things and lost it. Yikes! You know you’re busy when . . . And to give myself a break living in this energy, what is time?
I know I have said this a many of times – I love being a medium and being part of Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. As I do readings, my gifts grow, morph into something new and sometimes unbelievable, unless experienced. The other day I was in a reading with a female client, such a bright light. I was looking at her face and a spirit of a woman transfigured onto her face. The light sparkled about her face. The woman who looked similar to her, but with shorter hair appeared. It was amazing. It turned out to be her mother. Transfiguration happened to me once before during broad daylight. It was many years ago during a class with one of the teachers in the Spiritualist Camp. Of course I said something at the time. Turns out it was his mother. Transfiguration usually occurs while sitting with a red light during a séance. The person sitting will meditate and their face will change; true phenomenon it is.
In addition to my clairvoyance, my clairsentience, clear feeling, is expanding as well. I’ll be sitting there doing a reading and something in my body moves differently than my normal mannerism. It is spirit taking over, which is called imprinting. I sat down across from my client and started fidgeting with my clothing near my left shoulder. I said, ‘I don’t know why I’m doing this. I don’t normally do this. I believe it’s one of my new gifts.’ All of the sudden my left shoulder started shrugging up and down and my arm flailed. My client put her hand over her open mouth and shared that her father was not well, but decided to go to church with the rest of the family. After a while, they decided to leave, so she went to get the wheelchair. When she got closer to him, she noticed his arm moving like mine. She said he had stroke. I was amazed and she was too.
Have I mentioned that we all have gifts to some extent? Yes, we do. Women who have children just know when something is going on with them; we feel it, a gut instinct. When experiences happen, we try to explain it away logically. It’s what we do. But eventually, one accepts there’s more to this reality than meets the eye. Do something about it. Grow your gifts. Grow Spiritually. Meditate. Go to class.
Life is magical, if you allow it to be!
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