I’ve been super busy speaking at churches, working with clients and doing message services. I have one tonight with my daughter and one Wednesday night solo. Sunday is my second workshop in the Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. The title: Animal Totems, Symbols and Signs.
We all get busy in life. We become less aware of our surroundings. We don’t notice the signs. Open your eyes. Become aware of the animals that cross your path daily. They mean something. They may guide you to where you need to be. They are connected to us because we are all one.
One of my favorite animal totem stories is the Spider, which means weaving (networking) and writing for me. I’ve been a freelance writer for nearly 20 years. Spiders seem to show up, either on this earth plane or in dream states, when I’m wasting my time in regards to writing. It could be the subject or lack of it.
Enter spiders. Nice, right? LOL. Almost as bad a palmetto bug as a totem – survivor. Anyway, most of the time I would see a spider during twilight. First, I saw a baseball sized brown spider running over the edge of the mattress. I’m not gonna lie. It kinda freaked me out. I asked spirit if they could be a bit kinder next time. Weeks later a fluorescent blue and pink colored spider was running over the edge of the mattress. I tried to catch it. Many months go by and now I’m living in a new space. In the middle of night I saw a large spider, about the size of my head, next to my head. I jumped out of bed from a complete sleep instantly, turned on the light and looked everywhere for it. Darn near gave me a heart attack. Thank God I never found it. I had a serious talking to with spirit before I fell asleep. The next morning I saw the tiniest of spiders on the dresser. I chuckled. Since I’m writing this, it must be time to start writing my book again. It’s either that or spiders. LOL. Bye-bye procrastination.
I was thinking on the way home from the gym this morning that I need just a little bit more for this column. Spirit did not disappoint. I saw at least seven vultures. They symbolize the life/death cycle, which doesn’t necessarily mean physical birth and death. I saw two sandhill cranes. My absolute favorite. This about longevity and focus. Finally, I saw one egret, which symbolizes standing on your own two feet. When you awaken on your spiritual path, it can be a lonely journey because it alone is your path and no one else’s. This does not mean you have to be alone in life. The meanings above were just one or two words. There’s much more. Pay attention to the signs. They will help you to know where you are going on your journey.
Blessings of love and peace!
Believe in what you see, feel, hear, know and smell. You have to trust your gifts and then act on the information.
Last week a friend of mine went to a meeting with a friend in DeLand. Everything was on schedule when two gentleman walked in, both from different entrances. Immediately, my friend told her friend next to her to pick up her purse and follow her. She couldn’t get out of there fast enough. Once outside, many police cars were around, and my friend pointed them to the meeting hall. About 12 police officers rushed the meeting and arrested the two gentleman. My friend said she saw black all around those gentleman, and knew she had to get away.
Seeing the aura around people can be practiced by looking past them, not focusing on the person, but past them.
Another time my master teacher on the higher side of life these days, just knew that something was about to go down in front of building she and her partner were going to. She insisted they get in the car and leave. On the way to the vehicle, several police officers in squad cards came to a screeching halt, police officers jumped out, pulled their guns and jumped on the two would-be criminals.
Backstory: Long ago when I awakened to my path, I was doing a story for the newspaper. It was about a women and man who played musical instruments in a room at a local center where people were receiving their chemotherapy treatments. The woman played the harp. After the interview, as I was leaving the house, I saw a white aura around the woman. I’m like what the heck is that? I realized later it was her aura and so beautiful. For me, white is about purity, truth, higher dimensions and angelic qualities. It was surreal, almost like a dream state.
We can all see auras. Here’s something you can do to practice. Take a blanket and lay it underneath a tree, preferably one with leaves. Now, lie down on the blanket with your head in position to be looking at the branches and leaves, so the sky is visible. Finally, gaze past the leaves. You should be able to see the aura, which looks like an outline of energy around the leaves. Keep trying. You can do it. Eventually, you’ll be able to see the aura around people. Of course, a daily meditation practice assists. Go to an intuition development class. Ask your guides for help. Develop your God given gifts. We all have them.
Again, believe in what you see, feel, hear, know and smell. You have to trust your gifts and then act on the information.
I believe that before we come down to this earth plane we make sacred contracts with people in our soul group. A soul group could be made up of thousands of people. People in your soul group include family, friends, chance meetings, etc. Family members are major life lessons. We come here to spiritually evolve. When we leave this realm, we continue to evolve in the next until we ultimately meet our Godhead, Infinite Spirit, Infinite Intelligence.
A great example of a soul group connection with life lessons to affect the whole is John Walsh and his son, Adam, who was abducted and killed in 1981. Because of that event, John Walsh became a criminal investigator, human rights and victim rights advocate and host/creator of America’s Most Wanted, which ran from 1988-2012. Think of all the people John Walsh helped in those years. None of it would’ve happened if his son wasn’t murdered. Forgiveness is the key.
I don’t watch the news, but I do get snippets on Facebook, doing cardio at the gym, on the streets and from friends. A couple of biggies were the 50 people killed recently at mosques in New Zealand and the 49 killed and 53 wounded at a nightclub in Orlando in 2016. And then there’s the everyday happenings.
The bottom line is hurt people hurt people.
As a collective consciousness (we are one), we must come together to help those who are hurt. Together, we can raise the vibration of this earth plane. We just have to care for one another. I saw the below quotes on Facebook:
“Forgive yourself for not knowing better at the time. Forgive yourself for giving away your power. Forgive yourself for past behaviors. Forgive yourself for the survival patterns and traits you picked up while enduring trauma. Forgive yourself for being who you needed to be.” – The Muse
“Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change. The world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world.” – marianne williamson
Do your part. Blessings of love and peace!
Spirit has now taken my phone charger. It’s always in the same place. I woke up and it’s gone. Nowhere to be found. My office isn’t that big. You can’t really lose anything here. This could be considered an apport, which is the transference of an article from one place to another, or an appearance of an article from an unknown source.
So, I called my longtime friend in La Crosse, Wis. She’s been to the Spiritualist Camp, so she knows what happens here. Our conversation goes: ‘Spirit took my charger.’ We laugh for a few minutes and then she says, ‘Are you sure you didn’t sleepwalk and do something with it.’ I thought about it for second. We howled. The good news was my daughter, Sydney, got the intuitive hit and brought along her extra car phone charger (really mine) the next day when we met up.
Then I proceeded to tell my longtime friend about my black heeled shoe that went missing in late October. It was a Wednesday and I was turning in for the night when I spied my two black heeled shoes near my bed. I nudged them in slightly so as not to trip on them if I awakened in the middle of the night. That Sunday I was speaking at an Orlando church. I went to get my shoes and one of them was gone. I looked under that bed at least 10 times – thinking it would appear each time. Finally, I looked everywhere even though I had just seen it. In a pinch, I decided to wear my black flip fops with bling. Later, I went shopping for more shoes. Another one of my friends in the Spiritualist Camp thought the shoe was caught up in the bottom of the bed somehow. I thought this to be ridiculous, and it was and still is. Two months later, a day after my birthday, I got up to go to the gym. I couldn’t find one of my tennis shoes. The one remaining was pointed toward the bed, so I looked under there. Lo and behold my black heeled shoe returned. Remember, I looked under that bed at least 10 times. There is no way I would’ve missed it. When the shoe returned, it was in a completely different place. I believe the real reason this happened was because I had a procedure about six weeks before the shoe went missing. I never should’ve been wearing those shoes in the first place. Spirit knows best.
And finally the best one. The fire extinguishers get tested once yearly in Camp owned properties. I moved into my office and sometimes sleeping place in October of 2017. My extinguisher got tested then. It was hanging on the wall in the kitchen. A year later I was to put it outside the door. I couldn’t find it. One of the maintenance workers came inside to help me. We looked in the kitchen first. Nothing. Now, we looked everywhere. Couldn’t find it. He said he’d get me a new one. A few days later I saw the new one on the porch, so I brought it in. I set it in the kitchen and when I turned around the extinguisher was hanging on the wall. I was like OMG. I called the maintenance worker and told him where it was. He agreed that we would’ve never missed that. My longtime friend and I laughed and laughed. And then I told her the maintenance worker refused to come into my place for months. LOL When he finally did, all he could do was shake his head in disbelief. Could’ve been my dad, a fireman with a great sense of humor.
Guess what folks – this happens everywhere. People are so busy they just aren’t aware. Spirit lives. My longtime friend is visiting soon. Hope more things happen when she’s here. Good times!
Ask the universe why and you will get your answer. Maybe not in the time frame you think, but you will get it.
I do at least one reading daily when I work. I’ve been in this office for about a year and a half. It used to be that I took a few minutes to meditate before clients got to my office. It became a routine. I thought I had to do it every single time. Slowly through time I realized that the energy was already there. Remember, I do live in Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp where mediums and healers do readings and meditate daily. It creates a vortex. The same happens with friends of my vibration; it’s easy to slip into that state of being. At times, I have to really think about what day it is. What is time?
Backstory: My master teacher, friend, family member and business partner was once a medium in the Spiritualist Camp as well. Early on in the relationship, I noticed that at times she didn’t seem in her right mind. I could see her aura. It was always fuzzy, almost surreal. Others would comment that she was always keeping one foot on the earth plane and the other in the Spirit world. It was true. And now after all these years, I got my answer as to why.
Recently, a friend of mine said to me before a reading that I was going to be thrown a curveball. I didn’t get it at first. I had a couple of nurses and a premed student come in for readings. I was told by clients that I was saying the exact words they had said the night before. This happened in two different readings. As the week progressed and people came in for readings, it became clear that the Law Attraction was really getting amped-up. There’s always a commonality of why someone comes to me or other mediums for a reading. It always amazes me when I do readings. I learn something new each time I do one. I love my life.
On Thursday, Jordan came to me for a reading. It was her first ever. I told her what to expect and she came down. Such a beautiful soul. She was the mirror of me. I brought a couple of spirit loved ones through including her grandfather. And reminded her who she is and reminded myself in the process. I ended up giving her a free reading and got her phone number. She will be coming to my next session of classes.
In my readings, I have opened up more with my gift of knowing. Being a knower is a great gift – you have to believe it though. And I do. Life is crazy sometimes for everyone. Try being a medium who sees things before they happen and just knows they will. It happens all the time. It’s hard to keep quiet sometimes and let things unfold. It’s just a matter of time. Blessings!
I so loved teaching my class on Thursday nights for eight weeks. The energy really vamped up in my office. I had four regular students, not bad for my first round. All four communicated with Spirit in the seventh class. Imagine five humans and all the Spirits that came with them every week crammed into one room about 250 square feet. At times, I would spend the night in the apartment afterward. The front room, back room, bathroom and kitchen are about 750 square feet. The energy kept me awake some nights, and I can recall one night I could hear footsteps in the front room. I’m like really. Seriously, I’m exhausted and need sleep, so I said, ‘Get out now.’ You gotta mean it with Spirit. (Reminds me of the horror flicks. LOL). They left and I went to sleep. Sleep is always an interesting thing for me. Where will I go tonight? What will I see? India was always a favorite place to go; outer space another. Who will I meet? I can remember on several occasions I met with a martial artist and we went to the Dojang to workout. Being a clairvoyant is amazing, a true gift from God. So not only do I have dreams, but I also have visions in waking states. One time I saw volcano. And yes later I heard there was an eruption. I don’t watch the news. And then there’s remote viewing. When I’d be out in the field getting a story for the newspaper, sometimes I would have to call my editor. While on the phone with him, I would ask, ‘Are you wearing yellow shirt and green khakis?’ Most times I was spot on. Since we are one, we are connected and are able to tap into the energies. Speaking of energies. It is Mercury Retrograde, so I decided to sleep on it – the rest of my BLOG. Good morning. The really coolest part about being a Clairvoyant is when clients come. My reading area has two chairs, facing one another, a small stand, little trinkets on the window sill and a blue rug between the chairs. When clients are here, this room fills up with Spirit, some of it must be ectoplasm. It’s so thick. It’s almost like I’m in another world. Maybe I am.
My daughter, Sydney Carter, and I are starting a second Saturday of the month message service at Colby Memorial Temple in the Spiritualist Camp. The first is March 9. It’s from 7 to 9 p.m. We plan to work in tandem, which basically means we will link in with spirit to give a message to each person in attendance.
So, Thursday night we had the opportunity to practice at a Christian Spiritualist Church in Orange City. We’ve both been there on occasions to assist with message work during Sunday Service and Thursday Night Message Service. At the latter, there’s either a meditation or short class before the messages. Before the messages, we learned about Lent through the eyes of a reverend connected with a Spiritual Episcopal Church.
The reverend spoke about the days of Lent to include Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Sacrificial Feast of Overcoming Temptation, Sacrificial Feast of Forgiveness, Sacrificial Feast of Service, Sacrificial Feast of Giving, Sacrificial Feast of Humility, Sacrificial Feast of Triumph, Good Friday and Sacrificial Feast of Easter.
Being raised a Methodist, I did hear of Lent. Sydney on the other hand was completely clueless about the whole thing. When I look back at conversations we’ve been part of in the past, they really make me chuckle. One time when Sydney was in middle school, we were talking with a Spiritualist minister in Colby Temple. He made a comment about communion. She asked, ‘Mom, what is communion?’ The minister didn’t quite believe his ears. I shared with her later.
As far as Lent goes, why does it have to be called Lent? Why does it have to be practiced for 40 days before Easter? Isn’t this something each and every one of us should be practicing on a regular basis? Should not all of us always strive to raise our vibration no matter where we are in life?
This brings me to a teaching about vibration and the ocean. The bottom of the ocean is dark and murky. Those living in that vibration are fine with it. In the middle of the ocean, it’s murky and sometimes clear. People living in that vibration are fine with it. At the top level, there’s clear water and the light comes in much brighter. People living there are fine with it. The point is we may all live in any of those vibrations in just a day, or some maybe a couple of hours, depending on the circumstance. Give something up, change your vibration; raise it. It helps yourself and the whole.
I’m so pleased to have the opportunity to serve Spirit with my daughter. To help others understand that their loved ones are just a call away, always around, is a true Blessing!
I just finished an eight week class on intuitional development. Normally, the last class is communicating with Spirit, and we did that on the seventh week. The last class was held in Colby Memorial Temple’s séance room, which has been there since 1923. Imagine all the séances held in that room through the years. The energy is amazing.
Before class, I got the keys from the office to make sure they would work, and they did. I was surprised to see a large, rectangular mirror hanging above the medium’s chair in the cabinet. The cabinet in our séance room consists of a pole near the ceiling reaching across the width of the séance room and curtains that are pulled, creating a cabinet. The cabinet space is to create ectoplasm in hopes of Spirit materializing. Red lights are used because light dissipates ectoplasm. In the old days, they didn’t have light, so séances were done in the dark. I read somewhere that they used to put flour outside the cabinet to make sure the medium was not getting up and moving around. It was always checked afterward.
I sat in a phenomenon circle for 18 months. It met once weekly, same time, same place. I never saw Spirit materialize in those sessions, however, I did see ectoplasm, which is a cross between smoke and fog. In one instance it looked like smoke. Have you ever seen a cigarette resting in an ashtray and the smoke rise? That’s what it looked like. One time I did see a full manifestation of Spirit made out of ectoplasm. It happened during a Wednesday Night Message Service when I was receiving a reading from the medium. It appeared right behind him. Amazing. I am a medium, so I saw that. To be true phenomenon, more than one person must see it.
So, when I saw the mirror in the séance room, it made me think of trickery. I am a writer. Let me count the ways. There could be faces somehow sketched in the mirror was my first thought. What can I say, I’m a skeptic at heart. I had never seen a mirror in the séance room, so I draped a blue sheet over it. Class was about demonstrating transfiguration. Transfiguration occurs when ectoplasm comes from the medium’s, or the sitter’s eyes, nostrils, ears and mouth, and causes the face to change, over and over. Everyone sees it. The faces could be loved ones of those watching in the audience, guides of the person sitting, or just spirit wanting to come in. I went first and could hear the students chatting up how this happened and that happened. One student sent me an email the next day after class: ‘Last night was an eye-opening experience.’ This is not for the lighthearted. The reason we practice transfiguration and other phenomena is to prove the continuity of life. Spiritualism has been around for a very long time – modern Spiritualism since 1848.
Me being who I am, a believer, but also a skeptic at heart, asked around about the mirror. Someone said if there were sketches of face in the mirror, they would be the same ones. The mirror, if shaped in a circle and pointed and certain degree, could allow spirit to project out. I may try it sometime. Why not? We’ve all done mirror gazing when we were kids. Then there’s water gazing (used in ancient times) and cloud gazing (one of my favorite pastimes) and candle gazing. All of these are a way to communicate with Spirit, to prove there is life after so-called death.
Back to what a Spiritualist medium is to me. I discussed it somewhat previously in my BLOG. To remind you, mediums connect with Spirit and are able to receive information to include what that Spirit looks like, personality traits, shared experiences and things they would have done when they were on this earth plane.
Those in the general public do get a skewed version of what a medium is because of how it is depicted on television, movies and through other mediums (LOL). Some may even think it’s magic. Maybe it is. Magic is defined as ‘the power of apparently influencing the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces.’ Here’s another one: ‘The use of means (such as charms or spells) believed to have supernatural power over natural forces.’
Each of us has one or more of the gifts – seeing, feeling, knowing, smelling and hearing. We are born with them. As we grow, our vocabulary grows. When I became aware of my gifts, I was advised to meditate on a daily basis and to attend classes. This grows ones gifts. I became a certified medium five years ago. Meditation teaches you to raise your vibration so that you are able to reach Spirit. Spirit lowers itself to reach us. There is nothing mysterious or supernatural about it.
In the religion of Spiritualism, we believe in Natural Laws such as the Law of Attraction and the Law of Cause and Effect. There are hundreds of Natural Laws and in many cases they are so very simple to understand. It’s the follow through that may not be so very simple. First, one has to know they exist.
I do say prosperity affirmations to remind me of who I am. It’s so easy to get lost in the ‘real’ world. Affirmations I say include I am a powerful spiritual being. I am filled with love and light. I am naturally enlightened. It’s all about raising one’s vibration. According to one of the definitions above, this could be construed as a charm or spell. Every single word we speak, and think of how many we do speak in just one day, could be considered a spell.
When people in the general public have experiences, they turn up in Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp to get an explanation. I’ve seen many. One time a Baptist preacher came to a Friday night class and stayed because he had an experience. You gotta love that on so many levels. The bottom line is we all have these gifts. Just like good and less than good (The Law of Duality) it depends on what the intention is. This exists in every person, not just mediums.
One last thought, I say a friend of mine is my good luck charm because every time I get chatting with him, people call for readings. Is that magic? Maybe it is, since I received appointments for two readings on Sunday while writing this. I love my life! Blessings!
Spirit of Love Gala Day is today, Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp Meeting Association. I so love Gala Days, which are fundraisers held four times yearly. The preparation that goes on behind the scenes starts about two months out – press releases being written and sent out to media outlets, online calendars, ads in print, speakers lined up, vendors that line Stevens Street, in front of Colby Memorial Temple and in the Andrew Jackson Davis Educational Building. The Activity Director and a slew of volunteers make it happen.
When Gala Day gets here, it’s good times! The energy is a delight – people coming together to enjoy walking the streets of the small town atmosphere. Tucked away from the busyness of life, the Camp offers a feeling of joy, happiness, community. People chatting up, listening to lectures, getting readings, receiving healings – a good time for everyone! This type of activity raises one’s vibration.
When we raise our vibration, good things come in. It’s inevitable. It’s contagious. Joy and happiness are higher levels of vibration. Think about it when you walk into a conversation that is happy and uplifting, you feel good. When there’s an argument going on in a conversation, you don’t. Feelings such as anger, fear and being on the defense may make you feel less than. Raise your vibration.
Dr. Masaru Emoto's water experiments proved that water reacts to human vibrational energy - thoughts, words, ideas and music, which affect the molecular structure of water. Our mature bodies are made up of 80 percent water. Positive words turned water into beautiful ice crystals as negative words the opposite. Google it!
The Spiritualist Camp attracts people from all over the world. People have always said the vibration is serene and peaceful. As I wrote this BLOG, I received a message on my page ‘Life in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp – Mayberry It Is.’ It reads: ‘The peace that comes over you here is perfect.’ I love that. It’s the law of attraction.
And so as one raises his or her vibration, manifestation comes into play. That’s my belief. When you look at the universal mirror, also associated with the law of attraction, doesn’t it make sense to rate at higher vibration to bring in what you want, to manifest.
When life happens, sometimes vibrations lower, and it’s OK. But do we have to live there. Here’s a quote I resonated with on Facebook earlier today: ‘Trauma creates change you don’t choose. Healing is about creating change you do chose’ – Michelle Rosenthal We can come through difficulties by being positive, looking at the brighter side of life, seeing the silver lining. I try to see the good in each and every person I come in contact with. Try it. You might be surprised how your life changes in a positive way. Raise your vibration!