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!
This week’s class in my office at the Spiritualist Camp was on color. It’s not as simple as it sounds. First we took a look at the shades – red, green, blue; values – the range of the shade from sky blue to indigo; and the intensity. Next each shade of color was assigned meaning. For instance, red could be about passion or love depending on the value and intensity. We all know from physics 101 that everything is energy, which is in constant motion, constant change. In class, the final teaching on color was to feel the different vibrations of each color. We used blindfolds too.
Backstory: I went to Joann Fabrics last week to get various colored felt squares for the class project. I choose a dark green, light green, blue, a lighter blue, orange, yellow and red. As the woman was cutting a ½ a yard of each, another woman in line asked what I was making. I laughed inside for a couple of reasons – I’m not crafty, and let’s face it not many want to hear about Mediumship. I decided that I would tell the truth. It’s who I am. I said, ‘I’m a Medium in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp and I’m teaching a class about color.’ She said, ‘Oh.’ I replied: ‘Did you know that each color has its own vibration?’ I was pleased when she said, ‘They certainly do.’
Looking back through the years, it wasn’t something I didn’t readily do – share with someone about being a Medium. When my daughter was around 8 or 9, it became apparent that we weren’t going to be able to hide our little secret – ‘My daughter sees dead people’ – for very long. Our neighbor left this earth plane and we were invited to the funeral and graveside service. We dreaded going because our daughter would wander the cemetery talking to those who called. We came clean with the neighbor before we went to the service. He asked a lot of questions and we answered.
As a freelance writer for the Lake Edition of Orlando Sentinel, I thought it would be a good idea to write about a local Spiritualist minister. My editor relented after I pointed out that we needed to fair about covering all faiths. A few days after the column ran I met someone in the community who wanted to know if I believed in Palm Sunday. I thought it odd. Being point on, I asked, ‘Are you asking me if I believe in God?’ He was, so that was straightened out very quickly. And the list goes on of my ‘coming out’ as a Spiritualist Medium.
I found it refreshing when I heard the response, ‘They certainly do’ at the fabric store. I believe this world is awakening more and more to what we believe as Spiritualists and/or Metaphysicians.
I did a reading recently with a fella who spends several months at a time with an African tribe. After the reading, we chatted. I learned he helps those in the African tribe to build water lines to reach gardens and to build another church. One day he was resting on a hammock and heard a voice toward the trees. He looked over and saw Ascended Masters – Buddha, Jesus, St. Germain, Yogananda, Gaia, Rumi, Quan Yin, etc. He said they were all there, and he spoke with each of them. Next, he talked to me about his beliefs, which included we are just one of many galaxies, and that we received different parts of our beings from civilizations, such as our sight from Lemurians. And finally, he told me of an African young man he spends time with – a quadriplegic who can ascend at a whim. I am definitely intrigued by this information and want to learn more. The point of this BLOG is these African tribe people live a completely different life than we Americans do. I feel they are highly evolved, enlightened in a way that we could only hope to attain one day.
I do not watch news. I do not have a television. I choose not to partake, although I do watch a little Netflix before bed. I keep in touch with friends on Facebook, so I do get snippets of news. The latest I saw was an attorney was suing over a bad call by the refs during the Rams and Saints game, which also brings me to the thought of sports are organized. And why do we care? Is there even a comparison to having food to eat, or having a shelter to pray in to what team wins a game? Let that sink in for a minute. In most places of this world, we must make money to have a place to live, to pay for food to eat, to pay for transportation – you get my drift. These people in African tribes have a whole different view on life. I have to believe they are true to themselves because that’s all they have. They have their knowledge and work together as a team to survive. Again, they are enlightened beings. We could learn a lot from these people.
I do my best to walk my talk, to be true to my authentic self. I am grateful to have been self-employed as a writer for more than 20 years and now as a Medium for the past couple of years. I know what goes on in the world outside of the Spiritualist Camp, but I don’t have to live there. I will not invite the nonsense in. I wake up each morning and send healing to all situations in need. Do I really care who wins the Super Bowl? Maybe just for a moment. That passes.
Death is almost always a subject people don’t really want to talk about. It’s interesting because we’re all going to leave this earth plane sooner or later and go to the next realm of existence, a new beginning. I realized just the other day that I have become somewhat desensitized to the death. It’s not that I don’t care. On the contrary, I do so very much. But friends may not get it. Almost every day I come in contact with people who are looking to connect with deceased loved ones. It is a blessing that I am able to assist.
Looking back, when my father died in 2006, it was unbearable. I made myself sick over it for a better part of a year. At that point, I had been taking intuition development classes for a couple of years. I wasn’t giving readings on a professional level. I healed myself from that event. In 2018, my master teacher, friend, business partner and my daughter’s godmother left this plane after a 10 year fight with cancer. Yes, it hurt when she left, but I got to spend so much time with her when she was preparing to leave this plane. I laid next to her in bed and she told me that she had a dream, a vision, not long ago that she was standing at the gates, which were illumined. Bright light was everywhere. She said she felt like she wasn’t good enough to go through those gates. I thought about that and the next day I laid on her bed and said, ‘You have affected so many people on this plane as a nurse, as a performer on stage with more than 70 leads in musicals, as a healer to those who came to you as a massage therapist and as a teacher of intuition development to hundreds. You have left your mark. You made a difference. You are good enough.’ She said in voice that was barely audible, ‘Your words.’ When her husband and I left the room, I cried into his arms. I knew I was not to see her again on this earth plane.
Yes, I have finally allowed myself to see my father in Spirit. It took many years before I could do that. My friend, though, she’s around me all the time. I am thankful that I have this gift to help other people. People may perceive my view of death as insensitive. It is not. I would love to physically hug my dad or my friend again. Wouldn’t we all?
If you have a fear of death, make a decision to what your belief system is and go from there. The bottom line is we’re all here for a reason. I do believe it is to help others – the Golden Rule. Blessings of love and healing!
I love doing readings. I’m very passionate about it. The interesting thing about readings is the client/recipient almost always has something in common with the reader – the law of attraction. It seems to never fail. When I first became a certified medium in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, I shared an office with my best cheerleader in the Camp, an elderly woman with her own church in a neighboring city. On one of my first days, I was sitting in her office on a Sunday morning before the regular activities. Two women made their way to me. They must have saw me go into the office. They came to the screen door and I invited them. After just a few minutes, I learned that they both had gone through breast cancer, and they were doing perfectly fine. I had just completed the first leg of my journey of breast cancer. My hair already started to grow back, so they couldn’t have known, although possibly on a soul level they did. I thought it was amazing that they were in my presence. I did give one of them a Spirit greeting at the Sunday Afternoon Message Service. That was nearly two years ago. Months after that a woman came to me for a reading. Most times after a reading the client and I chat for a bit. She had mentioned she had breast cancer and I told her I had too. She named her Orlando doctors, who were the same as mine. It wasn’t too long after that when I saw her in the Camp Bookstore. She said she had to go back for a revision, and that she had to choose another plastic surgeon because the initial one was no longer there. I had to choose another too because my construction was not complete. Guess what? We chose the same doctor. And finally Jan. 1, the Bookstore was closed, so there was a whiteboard at the front entrance. I went up there to sign in. There were two ladies sitting on the bench. They were waiting for a friend who was getting a reading across the street. We chatted for a few minutes and I went on my way. I could see their friend coming toward them as I walked away. The woman caught up with me and asked if I could do a 15 minute reading and how much I charged. I told her and then decided that I would do it for no charge. After the reading, she shared that she had procedure that included taking fat from her tummy to create breasts. Guess what? I had the same procedure one month after she did. Then there’s the countless women who had breast cancer that came in Spirit for loved ones. In addition, while I was going through my experience, which took about 2 ½ years to complete, I wrote newspaper stories on people who had breast cancer. You know, I thought I’d never talk about my experience publicly because people unintentionally have lower vibrational comments to share. What people do not get is that everything, and I mean everything is in Divine Order.