My daughter came over last night to help me get rid of boxes. Ugh. Time to let go of some things.
Before last night, I had probably eight boxes of newspapers and magazines with my articles in. I worked at a daily for 18 months, a weekly for about six months and finally became a freelance writer, which I still dabble in today – 20 years doing the latter. Oh, I almost forgot those college newspapers in which my daughter teased about the titles – “The Angler” and “Central Florida Future.” LOL
I carried those boxes around with me through at least 11 moves in six years and for what. I never once got into those boxes. So last night we peeked into a couple of them. I saw an article here and there. I caught my daughter going through one magazine page by page. She said, ‘I just want to see why you saved this for 17 years.’ I laughed and showed her the article.
Just the thought of letting those newspapers go made me private message one of my former editors earlier in the week. I asked him what he had done with his old newspaper articles and he said something about putting them in the recycle bin. He inherited many from his father, a newspaper man his whole life. He did say he kept a couple of historic newspapers that had articles in about JFK’s assassination. Wow. How cool, I thought. My former editor reminded me that practically everything I’ve ever written is online. We also reminisced about the times I would call and tell him the color of his shirt and khakis – remote viewing. LOL
I let go of those newspapers, although there are few left to go out the next time. It’ll be easy. Going through other boxes, we found a 1930 newspaper of The Milwaukee Journal. Pretty cool. My daughter thought so too. It made me wonder if she might keep a couple of my newspaper articles. Hmm.
Letting go of physical things seems to be a bit easier than letting go of every day happenings. When one is kindhearted, some people take advantage of it and almost think it’s an entitlement to receive that kindness. I’m learning to let it go.
Every now and again take stock of boxes in your closet. Take stock of your friendships and relationships too. As you grow, people and things leave, so those for your highest and best can come in.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
I’m several weeks into my online classes, two beginner and one intermediate. They are going extremely well. Students are developing their gifts quite nicely. I love hearing their experiences, plus teaching is so rewarding.
Two Sundays ago I noticed the Skype connection wasn’t the greatest. I thought perhaps it was because someone had an older computer. A week later I realized that Spirit was trying to come in through the electronics. It was exciting. When I mentioned it to the students, they were amazed. I couldn’t believe it took me two weeks to figure it out.
Backstory: I have a couple of friends and know of other people who are big into the idea of Ghost Hunting. They use Spirit boxes, a radio with a frequency scan mode to detect electronic voice phenomenon, and other gadgets. I’m not a real big fan of it. My thought is that people who use these devices are trying to take a shortcut to communicate with Spirit, not put the work in.
In my class Thursday, I hoped so much that Spirit would try to come through and communicate. The line was clear as a whistle. I shared with the students what was occurring during the Sunday class. We couldn’t hear specific words, but knew it was definitely Spirit. Everyone was fascinated.
As the class progressed, one of the students shared that her gift for hearing Spirit, Clairaudience, was coming to the forefront. She clearly heard someone yell her name while she was outdoors at home. She went to a couple of neighbors to ask if they heard the phenomena. They had not. It’s good to be skeptical. In the end, she knew it was Spirit and she clearly heard it. She was delighted as was I.
Spirit did not disappoint Thursday night with phenomena, though. As the students were giving one another information, my phone, which sat at the side of my laptop, turned on and started recording my words. I did not say, ‘Hey, Siri.’ Being in an altered state teaching class, I checked with the students. They confirmed. I was pleased something occurred.
I cannot wait for the Sunday class. I hope Spirit will provide another show. Maybe this time we’ll be able to make out the words. One could change their mind based on experiences. It makes it real. I still do believe the best way to communicate with Spirit is through Mediumship.
The bottom line is when you have your first experience with phenomena, it becomes real. Sure, at first you’ll try to explain it away, but eventually you will have come to terms with it because Spirit will continue to bring it until you are unable to explain it away.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
I was lying in bed the other morning trying to decide if I should get up and workout. I’ve been walking the streets in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp since the end of March. Trust me, the hills are brutal. And so I pondered if I should get up or sleep in. The air conditioner in my bedroom was running and I wished it was off. It was a little chilly. I turn it on at night, so I cannot hear a thing but that. I snoozed for a few more minutes and when I awakened, the air conditioner was off. I wondered if I wished it off and it turned off. Crazy right? Not when you’re living in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp.
Backstory: I have had my office and resided here for nearly three years. Let me tell you stranger things have happened – I lost one shoe, which was last seen partly on the side of the bed and under the bed. It came back months later. The fire extinguisher, which is attached the wall in my kitchen, disappeared for two to three weeks and then reappeared. Just in case you think I’ve lost it – another person was witness to that. And then of course, there’s the many many times the crystals on top of my dresser have moved.
So, in twilight (sleep) I believed there was a possibility that my mind turned off the air conditioner. Why not? And then I thought Spirit could’ve easily done it. Why not? It could happen. I believe anything is possible.
I decided to walk. I flipped on the switch in the bathroom and lo and behold the light didn’t come on. I laughed and still do. LOL. I called to report the outage and found that around 1,600 others were without power and it was scheduled to come back on around 9:30 a.m.
On my walk, I met up with a couple of residents. I told them the story. The woman said, ‘Look at all that power you have. Your thoughts took out the neighborhood.’ I chuckled. She was serious. Still on my walk I met up with them again and she reminded me how powerful I am. Aren’t we all?
Think about this: How many times have you been in your vehicle and thought of a song you wanted to hear and then viola there it is? Happens to me a lot. I have to wonder if I manifested it or if it was already to be or better yet perhaps I saw the scene play out before it happened.
My little reporter self couldn’t wait to look up how much of our brain we really use. Come to find out these days some people “in the know” think we use nearly 100 percent of our brain always. Hmm. I remember hearing something about 10 percent of the brain. It’s a myth, they say. Maybe, maybe not. I’d really like to know what those people “in the know” would think about my experiences here. My guess is they couldn’t grasp it. The again, one never knows until it happens.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
This is my 77th blog. I like the number. It’s a 5, which is about change. We’re all going though big changes these days – more time spent inside with or without others. It’s still a big change. It’s a time for self-reflection, going inside. It’s a good place to be.
I know I’ve mentioned several times in this blog that being Sagittarius sometimes means working on patience. We all know what we are to achieve, lessons, and they always come back around to be sure we got it. Spirit does things like that. Keeps us honest.
The other day I went over to a medium’s home here in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, and showed her how to use Skype. I’m such an expert now. LOL. And so I figured this was going to take about 30 minutes. After a while, I had to go home to get my power cord. It ended up taking 90 minutes, and you know what? I kept my cool. Patience was my middle name.
Once home, I decided to meditate. About 30 minutes into it my phone interrupted. It was potential client. She had called the Bookstore, now open, but for less hours, and got my name from the board where Mediums and Healers sign in. She wondered how she would pay and I told her PayPal. No problem. A few minutes went by and she called back because she was having problems with her account. I tried to talk her through. After 20 minutes, I suggested she call the people at PayPal for help. Patience.
Energy, that of a medium, is different on so many levels, and it definitely can make electronics go haywire. It makes sense, especially with two mediums working with two laptops in a small space.
Almost all of my online classes through Skype have gone on without a hitch. But that same day when all of the above happened, it took almost 40 minutes to get the students to the class. Guess what? I kept my cool. I do need to pat myself on the back, mostly because no one else will. I know, I know spirit will bring something else around to test my patience. Being aware is a big part of it.
Really, this time away from others has truly helped me. I’m so glad I’m in this space.
Incidentally, as soon as I got off the phone with the potential client, I called my medium friend and shared the story. It was a good laugh. Laughter keeps it real.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
There is light at the end of the tunnel. What it’s really all about is adapting to change. If you can do that, you can do anything. Change isn’t always the easiest for some people. I like it. Remember, I mentioned that I’m a Sagittarius sun, Virgo rising and Gemini moon, all mutable signs. I just reinvented myself once again. Of course, I had the help of Spirit, Source, God, whatever you want to call it. We are one!
I am so grateful to have the ability to mutate. Sounds a bit like science fiction. I like that too.
Backstory: The other day I was talking with a medium in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp and learned that I could track my stimulus check. As I was leaving, I picked up my empty tea mug to find a lone ant, which is about patience, and I did point that out to the medium. Now mind you I wasn’t too concerned about getting it because I knew it would come, eventually, but I checked. Why not? It was mailed the day before. Don’t you love that! The medium and I also talked about unemployment and food stamps. The thought never occurred to me. At that moment another medium in the Camp brought over the papers for unemployment, so I thought I was to do it. Everything happens for a reason, yes?
Finally, after a few days I did the paperwork, but still held back mailing it. I sent out an email to my former editor at a newspaper, hoping to freelance – pick up a few stories. Then I came up with the idea to teach an online class. I knew it could work since I do phone readings, which have been sparse, but still a few. Everything is energy. To date, I have one advance class going with five students this week to grow to seven or eight next week. I have 22 others interested including someone in Scotland. Very exciting!
And to give even more evidence (I like that play on words) that the universe is conspiring to bring me what I need and more, I saw a possible local story on Facebook to pitch to my editor. I sent another email with the idea. I did get a response this time that he needs to be sure I’m still on payroll because the office is closed. I ended up writing the story.
Take it from me – know what you want in life and know that you will receive it. It’s that simple. Believe that you will be fine, beyond a shadow of a doubt (like that play on words), and you will be. Raise your vibration. Do not let lower level thoughts enter your mind. Out, out, out!
Blessings of Peace and Love!
P.S. I can feel the change in climate – energies from others. It feels like things are lightening up!
It’s Saturday. Can you believe it? I’m pretty bored. I’m guessing everyone else is too or at least a lot of you. The really cool thing about slowing down is you notice more, become more aware.
Because I live in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, phenomena happens all the time. Did I mention I’m in Mayberry? Quietude. One of my favorite things to do is to dust off the top of my dresser, which holds about 50 crystals and stones. I take everything off and put them back. I always take a picture of the end product because some of the crystals move. This time around three have moved at least three inches from their starting points. I love that! Don’t you? I posted a few of the pics on my Facebook Page – Life in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp – Mayberry It Is.
Phenomena happened more back in the day, the day of no television, no Internet, no phones – nothing to interfere with the happenings. I was once a historic tour guide in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. I have seen pictures of phenomena from the early 1900s on the walls of Colby Memorial Temple. One had a group sitting in circle with what looked like a guitar floating in the air. Can you imagine?
So now that the country has slowed down, I’m betting lots of phenomena is occurring. Start paying attention to your surroundings more. It’s a perfect time to begin a daily mediation practice, especially for those nonessential workers. Teach your kids to meditate. Find guided meditations online if you’re just starting out. Lay down for it, so that you’re comfortable.
One of my students saw my Facebook pics of my crystals. She decided to set her own area and took a picture of it. It’s been a few weeks without movement. I wondered if she meditated in the room. Turned out she doesn’t. She did say she felt spirit touch her arm, though. Pretty cool. Give it a try. Set and area and see if items move. Believe!
Blessings of Peace and Love!
Lots on my mind these days. Where I’m going and more importantly when? I know it’s on everyone’s mind.
For the longest time, I wanted to write about: ‘I don’t like people.’ I don’t want to seem rude (there I go caring about what others think of me), but sometimes I just don’t like people. Raise your hands if you get it. I don’t like people, but I truly love each and every one of them.
Maybe it’s the way they think, or the lack of thought itself. Maybe it’s because I see the bigger picture when others do not. I see the path to completion. I know the steps that need to be taken. I’m usually one step in front of everyone, efficient. I’m sure I’m not only one in this boat.
Backstory: Early on in my mediumship studies at Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp one my teachers gave me a t-shirt. It was black with white stick figures on it. There were a couple on the ground and one standing. The shirt read: ‘DOESN’T PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS.’ I laughed so hard and gave my teacher the biggest hug.
In between writing this, my friend just said, ‘You think of everything.’ I’m like really, OK. It just comes to me. And now, my sister just called me for my other sister’s address. Never mind that they live in the same city in Wisconsin. I tried to pull it from my memory, but couldn’t. I had it up on the Internet in seconds. I know that’s not that big of feat. I like that it happened while I was writing this – synchronicty.
How ‘bout those negative nellies? It really shocks me sometimes what people say, even in casual conversations. ‘Hey, how you doing?’ Response: ‘Can you believe this or that’ or ‘we’re going to be in this until,’ blah blah blah. I was happy to see the person, but just wanted to get out of that energy. I sent love and light as I moved on. It’s not that I haven’t ever been the one saying, ‘Can you believe this or that.’ We all grow.
My biggest lessons this time around include patience and tolerance. I work on them daily and have at times become really good with them. Bottom line, it’s really all about coming into one’s balance. Being mindful. And always remembering ‘everyone has a story,’ and ‘I cannot control what other people do.’
Blessings of Peace and Love!
P.S. When I was thinking about a title for this, I saw my daughter’s Facebook post, which was a paragraph similar to my blog. I love that! The title was inspired by my daughter.
I have to say living in the 3D world has not been easy. I reside in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. It is Mayberry. We’re part of the unincorporated city of Cassadaga in Volusia County, Florida.
The Spiritualist Camp is known worldwide for its mediums and healers. Once you arrive, you feel it – it’s something in the grounds, the air, the vortexes, the energies. It is a very special place.
Imagine the energy. The Camp has been here since 1894. Think of all the readings, healings, gatherings that have been, adding and melding with the energies of today. Now feel it. You can do it!
I, and others who reside and do readings and healings in this space, normally do readings every other day, if not every day. We connect with Spirit on a continuous basis. I’m also a teacher, more time spent in higher planes of existence – higher dimensions. And then add the time spent in meditation. It is a surreal place to be.
Backstory: My friend and mentor, now on the higher side of life, would walk around in a daze most days. We often teased her about spending more time in her body. She had one foot in the 3D world and one in the Spirit world. Now, I know why. Don’t you love how Spirit brings that around?
These days I’ve been working a bit more in the 3D world, the rabbit hole, the left brain, yikes! I plan on doing classes through Skype and starting a YouTube Channel. I’m just waiting on the microphone. I’m slowly adjusting.
There’s very little traffic on these streets of Mayberry. It’s very strange. The Bookstore/Welcome Center is closed along with all the activities. The energy is still here, though. I do get to spend time with Spirit when I do phone readings, meditate and write.
When spending so much time in other dimensions, it’s difficult to turn it off at times. Being an empath, one who feels and takes on energies easily, can be difficult. I barely slept last night. My neighbor and I decided it’s the energy going on in the world.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: It’s really a state of being, a state of mind. So when you feel yourself thinking too much, worrying too much, going down the rabbit hole, remember you can bring yourself out of it. You don’t have to live there. Perhaps, spending some time in the other realm of the rabbit hole – meditation, classes and doing readings – would be helpful.
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
I fell off the wagon. What can I say I am a spirit having a human experience? I popped my head up to see what was happening in the “real world.” Craziness is what.
I like to use Facebook to stay in touch with friends and keep people interested in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. It’s where I work. I’ve been seeing quite a bit of news about the latest virus. I got sick of seeing Facebook posts about it because I wondered if they were even true.
Did I mention in addition to being a psychic medium, I am a reporter?
My idea of what could be mostly true was to keep up with this virus through a free newsletter put out by the New York Times. My reporter instinct has come alive, which happens on occasion. I’m sure I was one in previous life. In fact, I was told that long ago before embarking on my spiritual path. On the other hand, I do have to trust, have faith in my intuition. We all do.
I wrote a post on Facebook the other day that is unlike me because let’s face it life is more than just about making money and living the dream. It’s about coming together, the unity of all of humanity.
My post: ‘As a former reporter (always a reporter), I think about the number of deaths associated with Coronavirus. I would like to know the ages of the people who have left the earth plane and if they had preexisting conditions. It should not be that difficult to get that information. I've seen articles on how Google and Verizon are compiling stats. Why isn't the former available? Come to think about it, what about the names of these people? The names of the people who left the earth plane on 911, and their ages are easily available. Why hasn't that information on the Coronavirus been released? Something to think about.’
I had quite a few likes to include my former editor. I also had about 20 comments to include HIPAA laws, duh. My response was we can still get the ages and health information without the names. Finally, I wrote: ‘My whole point of this is if it's a specific age group and other medical conditions that are causing people to leave this earth plane, then those people should be quarantined. It's a virus people. Wake-up!’
When I woke up the next morning, the first video shown to me on YouTube was MSNBC’s Edward Snowden interview in September of 2019. I watched it. More craziness revealed. But more to the point, yes, Big Brother is watching you.
And now in the State of Florida, we are quarantined. The government thinks it’s safer to go to a grocery store, rather than the beach. Better to do your laundry at a laundromat because the government does not want you to hang out with family. Why?
Some of my friends on Facebook joke about having to be quarantined with their spouse/life partner and children. Puleazee, take if from someone who is single, there’s more to do when there are more people to be quarantined with – a no-brainer.
Finally, John Cardillo @johncardillo wrote in a post: ‘A tough question is coming, but to me the answer is simple. Do you shut down and destroy the most generous, prosperous, powerful, and genuinely good nation in the history of world for a virus with a 1-2% mortality rate? No, no you don’t. To argue otherwise is moronic.’
There are roughly 7.8 billion people on this earth plane, and as of yesterday just over 1 million have gotten the virus. I’m sure it will grow. Look back in history and see the numbers around other pandemics – AIDS/HIV (2005-2012) killed 36 million, the Plague of Justinian (541-542) killed 25 million, thought to have been half of the population in Europe.
The bottom line is people are operating from FEAR. Fear of what? Death. Wake up, decide what your belief system is and have faith in it. Fear will disappear.
One last thought: Face Everything And Rise.
Blessings of Peace and Love!.
P.S. I am available for phone readings. See my contact information on this website, or cassadaga.org under Mediums.
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!
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.