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!
I forgot how much it takes when one works and goes to school. This isn’t your normal 9 to 5 job or night classes.
My day job is being a medium in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, and yes, I am a writer. I am also a student in the healing program. Interestingly enough I chaired the Wednesday Night Message Service the other night and got a tidbit from the medium about taking three weeks off to finish writing my book. Wouldn’t that be grand? I was told it would occur in a small house while in north Florida. I like it.
And so here I am living somewhere between realms of existence. I do readings during the day and three nights a week I’m up, until when? Who knows? Spirit maybe. LOL
I teach a class on Tuesday nights until 9 p.m. This last week I finally fell asleep around 12:30 a.m. It’s the energy. Thursday night I go to a healing class until 8:30 p.m. Still took me a while to fall asleep. The next day I was at the gym by 5:30 a.m., so I could be back to do a couple of readings starting at 9 a.m. I did get a 30 minute nap at the doctor’s office while I waited. And Friday’s healing class went until 9:30 p.m. This schedule will go on for the next eight weeks. What is time?
The above does not include services I volunteer at to include healing and chairing each month and other volunteer opportunities. The list goes on. Why do I do this? To make a difference. It warms my heart to help others. And in the process, I am evolving. When going through these types of programs, one heals and grows.
Backstory: I was a late bloomer. Didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up, although I did think I would write a best-selling book someday. At 35, I earned my bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on Journalism from UCF. I worked a part-time job as a server, went to school full-time, made the dean’s list three out of five semesters, kept the kids (youngest was 7 at graduation) and the house. I remember the good old days when I worked algebra problems until after midnight. I said I would never go back to school again. Here I am back at it. Did I ever stop? Life is a school every single day.
Perhaps, I will be busy enough to save money, so that I am able to take those three weeks off to finish that book. Of course, there are more after that. It’s a never ending story, life is.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
I love this little town of Cassadaga, Fla., in which Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp is within. It’s like a Mayberry with a twist of the Twilight Zone. The conversations I’ve heard among psychic mediums are truly divine. LOL Anything and I mean anything is not too farfetched.
The other morning while visiting with the coffee crew, a conversation started about time travel for a lack of better words. I shared a story and then another psychic medium noted the time he and his wife were driving from South Carolina to the North Carolina. They were to drive through Charlotte in the daylight hours and looked forward to seeing it. A period of time went by and they realized they never saw the city. They never turned off the highway; I believe he said 77. I like that number. LOL Later, he called those that be to be sure there was no construction going on and that he was somehow rerouted. Nothing. I love that! There’s more than meets the eye. Phenomenon.
I shared another story about a reading I had the other day. I normally don’t take a family in but felt it would be OK. It was a mother, father and grown daughter. I soon realized their son and brother had passed to Spirit. I could feel that they were still in the healing process. I suggested a family vacation and Spirit showed me the Grand Canyon. I shared and continued on with the reading. Afterward, the mother said when her son was just a toddler, she had a dream that they were at the Grand Canyon. She threw him a red small ball and he fell in the canyon. She had never told her family of the dream. Just WOW is all I can say. Phenomenon.
And to top that off, the mother took her phone out to show me a short video that was taken at the grown daughter’s home, a place her brother resided at one point. The grown daughter had put her dogs up for the night. After she left the room, someone turned off the light. The hall light was still on. Phenomenon.
Phenomena is everywhere, all around us. All people have to do: Wake Up, Slow Down and Be Aware!
I cannot say it enough I love being a medium and that I am able to help others. It is such a blessing all the way around.
God Bless each and every one of us!
I love my guides. In the middle of the morning, I was awakened, so I set my alarm for 8 a.m., and then realized I hadn’t written my blog – make that 6:30 a.m., as if I was going to fall back to sleep. LOL
My brain raced with ideas. Finally, I calmed myself and asked my guides to assist. They are always there. All we have to do is ask – remember that.
In Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp when potential clients call from the sign in board at the Welcome Center, which is part of the Andrew Jackson Davis Educational Building, also housing the Bookstore, I ask if they have ever had a reading with a medium. I like people to know what they are getting into. Most times they have, but when they haven’t, I go into my spiel.
‘I connect with Spirit around you, give evidence of that Spirit and life guidance. I receive information through my gifts of clairvoyance. I see, feel, know and sometimes hear. I can also work psychically. If you’re looking to hear from one particular Spirit, I cannot guarantee it. It’s not how it works. It’s who’s around during the reading.’
The voice on the other end of the line asked, ‘Do you use tarot cards?’ I chuckled inside and replied, ‘No. We, the mediums in the Cassadadga Spiritualist Camp, do not use cards. We don’t need them. We are psychic mediums.’ He had to check with his friend to be sure he was calling the right person. They came down for readings.
As a psychic medium, Spirit works with every single thing that you have ever known your entire life. It is the psychic mediums responsibility to grow his or her vocabulary to assist in readings. So I dabbled in astrology and tarot cards. For a period time, I’d give myself readings with tarot cards, who else will? LOL I soon realized I was drawing the cards I wanted to see, so I gave it up.
Backstory: One year, in the month of October, I worked as a tarot card reader at Universal Studios. I was in a tight spot and needed the money. I did 5 minute readings for $25, and people paid it all day long. I made $8 for each reading. I noticed other tarot card readers would layout these elaborate spreads. I used three cards and connected with Spirit to give the reading. Sometimes, I would use one word meanings of the cards as a jump point.
I’m not saying that tarot card readers aren’t legitimate – some are, but most times cards are used to give the client something to look at. Since I know the general meaning of the cards, my Spirit guides will show me cards at times, especially when people are coming for entertainment, which is not why I honed my gifts.
The bottom line is potential clients will go to who they are supposed. I’m fine with that because I know, deep down in my heart, that Spirit will always take care of me. They will take care of you too if you ask, believe and allow!
Love my writing guides, who make this blog possible. Thank you Spirit!
Blessings of Peace and Love!
Yes, the saying normally goes, ‘What’s good for the Goose is good for the Gander.’ Goose refers to women and Gander refers to men; hence the reverse in the title. In either case, the saying means what is good for one is good for another.
My mom used to say, ‘If there’s such a thing as reincarnation, I want to come back as a man.’ I’d laugh, clueless to her thought process. Now that I’m older I know exactly why she said it.
Yes, we have a come a long way in regard to women’s rights. It’s true we have. However, there’s still so much ground that needs to be gained. It’s not just the big things. It’s the everyday tiny things that add up.
Here’s one: It’s OK if a man says something people don’t want to hear, or to even use cuss words. Yes, I’ve been known to drop the F Bomb on occasion. Trust me I am working on that. However, if a man says it, it’s OK and nothing is said or done about it. But if a woman does, it’s ‘inappropriate language.’ Really?
I love this quote by Bette Davis: ‘When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.”
And this one by Eleanor Roosevelt: ‘Don’t call a woman a bitch. Call her an a#@-hole. It still gets the point across and it’s not sexist.
I have never really been someone who gets excited about gender inequality; however, there are lines. I really became aware of it when I saw a post on Facebook about the women’s suffrage movement. I do recall hearing in history class that women were jailed, but I never heard they were beaten – not only in jail but while walking in parade type settings. I wonder what students are being told about it today.
And then there’s the constant fight of losing pounds. I’m not one to look at a scale. It’s only a number. I work out regularly. I could use a bit more self-control when it comes to food. A good friends once said, ‘I came here (the earth plane) for the food.’ LOL
I get my weight when I’m at the doctor’s office. When looking at the obesity charts, why is it that men get to weigh more than women for the same height? We have more organs inside and some women have lots of muscle, which we all know weighs more than fat.
You know women were leaders of religion in the early days. Why did that change? Was it because men are generally stronger than women and therefore, became dominant? Who knows?
Women do have more of a voice today. And I’m sure that will continue to grow as we move forward. Only when the older generation (both women and men) and its beliefs die off will it happen. Some men walk around with an air about them, that they are entitled. Entitled to what, I ask?
Really, it’s just a mindset. I, we, don’t have to fall into it. Guess what else, according to the natural law of gender, each and every one of us has female and male traits within us.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
It takes a community sometimes to raise what is needed to move forward. In Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, we did just that. We needed to raise funds for the restoration of Colby Memorial Temple and we took action.
Yes, there’s the 125th Committee, or would be Group officially, that worked tirelessly since early spring on coming up with ideas and then implementing them throughout the year. The last scheduled event for the year is the Masquerade Ball to be held on Dec 28. I’m not sure how many tickets are left, but if you are interested call the bookstore at 386-228-2880 to reserve your spot.
The many volunteers for this started out with the first event back in May. It’s been a long haul with volunteers dwindling for one reason or another toward the end. The effort, which was put forth to the universe, was well worth it. We’re hoping that our beloved Colby Memorial Temple will reopen no later than February. It’s been closed since June or July.
It wasn’t just the Group that raised funds. The pastor of Colby Memorial Temple, other Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp members who came up with ideas along the way and members of the communities who supported our efforts.
There’s always monies needed when dealing with old buildings such as ours in the Spiritualist Camp, which has been in existence since 1894, as noted in previous blogs. In 1991, it was designated as a historic district and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Colby Memorial Temple is the gathering place for Sunday Service, Wednesday Night Message Service, Candlelight Healing Service, other Message Services, Classes and Workshops. We were and still are grateful to have other buildings, mainly the Andrew Jackson Davis Educational Building, to hold our services.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
― Helen Keller
“Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.”
― Vesta M. Kelly
“We're a team. It's part of our job to help each other out, and to forgive each other quickly. Otherwise, we'd never get anything done.”
― Jeramey Kraatz, Villains Rising
It’s not always easy being part of a team, but it is well worth it. Find a cause and work for it. Keep going until you reach your goal.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
What a whirlwind. I’m home to the quietude of my Mayberry, which is Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. I pulled in at about 8 p.m. Friday night. I still feel like I’m on Costa Rica time. It’s not a bad thing. However, one must make a living to live on this earth plane. But how much do we really need? I saved for quite a while to take this trip.
Had loads of fun with my daughter and her boyfriend for six days, six short days. We visited the Fortuna Waterfall, Zip lined to include the Tarzan Swing and then headed to the beach area – Tamarindo – for some horseback riding and a boat ride. What a beautiful countryside, Costa Rica. People don’t make much there, nor do they need much and the pineapple is out of this world. I truly hope to go back someday, although I’ve got my eye on a couple of other places – Egypt, Greece . . .
I must say I do have a new outlook on life. Even though I love my Mayberry there’s so much more. I forget about that sometimes.
What truly matters to you when it comes to your life? Really contemplate your answer. Yes, I believe we are here to help other people. It’s in my top five of importance. My biggest problem is I over care. How many of you do that too? And why? Big question that needs to be answered for me and I’m sure for a lot of you too, especially you healers and psychic mediums out there. Over caring doesn’t have to be people. It could be things too.
There’s a fine line. Something for each and every one us to think about. And while we’re caring, over caring, how many people really care about us? I just reread a Facebook post: ‘Ask yourself this: How many of the people I surround myself with daily actually care about the condition of my soul?’ Think about that for a day or two and make the necessary changes, both physically and mentally.
Even my apartment feels different. It’s kind of surreal. Maybe I’m just needing a vacation from my vacation. I gotta tell you my bed and my pillows were fabulous. Yes!
Take time out from your normal routine, change it up!
Blessing of Peace and Love!
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.