That's right, From the Ethers- Writings and Readings with Lori Carter. What does that mean, exactly? It means that I am a conduit and/or channel inspired by those in the ethers including writing guides and guides who assist with my work as a medium in public demonstrations and private readings. A medium is one who communicates with the so-called "dead".
In the midst of the unfoldment of my gifts, I met a woman named Kira who recognized my talents as a writer and encouraged me to do more meaningful work. I stood alongside of her, seated in her office. She had a stone in her hand, grabbed my hand and said that I had lived previously during the world war and that I was a journalist. I thought, “Really – that’s a stretch.” (LOL!) She continued: "You had a bum knee. You didn’t die from that, but it caused complications to your health. You weren’t shot there." Now, I thought, “Holy cow.” She came out of her trance, and I told her that when I was younger, about 5 or 6, my knee would come out of joint. I could not bend it for hours and hours. I had to walk around straight-legged until it would finally pop back into joint. During one episode, my mother took me to get it x-rayed. There was no reason why I shouldn't be able to bend my knee. Of course, back then we never thought it to be a previous life experience. That was my first exposure to my gifts.
My daughter was starting her unfoldment as well. “My daughter sees dead people" was my one-liner when we first embarked on our journey. In 2003, I attended a message service at a metaphysical shop on the recommendation of Kira to see if it would be appropriate for my daughter, who was 9 years old at the time. Not long after that she came home from a sleepover and was acting strangely. The next day, after some prodding, she confessed that she saw spirits around her friends and started to give them readings. Here's the best part – one of the spirits would not leave her alone. He stayed with her through the night. I called the lady who owned the metaphysical shop. She was not available, so I told my daughter to tell the spirit to leave. It must have worked. A few days went by when the owner of the shop returned my call. She suggested that we come to her class. Side note: I'm a freelance writer for a newspaper, so I was still a bit skeptical at that point. At that time, I did not see spirit like my daughter did, however, I did believe what she said. The very first class I sat in meditation, took pictures and gave a spot-on message to another student. I was hooked.
At one point, I received a message from a reverend, medium and healer. He took my hands and told me that I have healing hands. Instantly, I thought of when I was 5 or 6 years old when I rubbed my aunt's feet numerous times with lotion. Each time, she would pay me a quarter. She always said, 'you have healing hands.' Today, I am a Spiritualist Healer, attuned Reiki II and Arcing Light teacher.
You can find me on Facebook at "Life in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp - Mayberry It Is." My YouTube channel is "From the Ethers." See you there! Peace and Blessings! The Earth Ascending, which is above, is Copyrighted by Lori Carter, and no one has permission to use the image.