FROM THE ETHERS
I love way too much. It’s true. I do. I love all people, regardless of what they have done or might do. I may not like people, but I always will love them. It’s actually a good place to be – looking for the best in everyone.
It’s not always been the easiest. I do my best to look for the silver lining. There’s always something good about any situation. Look for it!
Backstory: Even when I was in high school, I used to drive my best friend cray cray because I always looked at the cup half full and not half empty. One time we got into a verbal argument about it. She asked why I always looked at things in a positive way. Thinking about it today, my answer is survival mode. It was a mindset that had to be.
If someone does me wrong, I may get upset for a moment but then I forgive. I think about where they are coming from and wonder what has happened in their lives. Plus, everyone has agenda. Sometimes, I feel like people poke me just to see my reaction. If I don’t get upset, I feel that enrages them. If I do get upset, I feel they have succeeded momentarily to bring me into their world. I don’t stay long.
Remember this – people, including myself, perceive based on what has happened to them in their lives.
Setting healthy boundaries may upset others as well. People do not like change. They want to think of you in a certain way even if it’s not true. Set the boundaries anyway and stick with them. This will help you raise your vibration and evolve.
Because I have a big heart, people take advantage of it and then my feelings get hurt. I back away for a bit and then come back stronger than ever. I am accepting of others and just want to show them love. It’s no surprise I’m a psychic medium and help people on a daily basis.
When I look at this thing called life, my latest mantra is ‘Be of the world, not in it!’ Repeat that a few times. Be of the word, not in it. Be of the
world, not in it.
Most Saturday mornings, after my regular routine, I place a nice piece of sage in my abalone shell, cleanse my space and then take it the neighborhood of Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. I walk around my building, which is Harmony Hall, up around the bookstore and back down my street.
While I do this, I say three I AM Decrees and Prosperity Affirmations. I feel it brings a higher vibration to my world and it helps me to be of this world and not in it.
We all have a spark of God within us. When you are an empath or sensitive, I believe it helps to verbally put that Tube of Light (White Light of God) around us to protect us from others seen and unseen. The second I AM Decree is the Wall of Blue Flame and then finally the Violet Consuming Flame.
While saying each of the Decrees, visualize the white light, blue flame and violet flame. Take note of how you feel now and then after saying the decrees.
Tube of Light
'Beloved Mighty I AM Presence,' enfold me now in my Mighty Magic Electronic Tube of Ascended Masters’ Light Substance! Make It so powerful no human creation can pass through! See that It keeps me Invisible, Invincible, and Invulnerable to everything but Thy Almighty Perfection; Infinitely and Divinely Sensitive to Thee and Thy Divine Perfection, 'Beloved Mighty I AM Presence,' and eternally non-recordant to human creation!
Wall of Blue Flame
'Beloved Mighty I AM Presence' and Great Sanat Kumara! Keep me and every person, place, condition, and thing under the Radiation of the Ascended Master Saint Germain, surrounded with the Invincible Wall of Blue Flame, outside the Tube of Light, as added Protection, until all are Free in the Ascension. We thank Thee Thou dost always answer our every Call.
Violet Consuming Flame
'Beloved Mighty I AM Presence,' blaze up through me now, Your Mighty Violet Consuming Flame, the Purifying Power of Divine Love, in Its most Powerful, Dynamic Activity! Consume cause, effect, record, and memory forever, of all human concepts, desires, and feelings in my being and world, and every mistake for which my outer self is responsible! Replace it with the Ascended Masters’ Electronic Substance of Light, Love, Purity, and Perfection; and hold Your Dominion within me.
Almighty I Am, Almighty I Am, Almighty I Am
Saint Germain Foundation
Hope this is something to help you through your day, every day!
I was lying in bed this morning pondering the subject of my blog. I tried to pretend sleep, hoping something would come to me. Then I went to Facebook and saw this beautiful picture of my grandbaby on my son-in-law’s page. The baby was throwing a peace sign, which tickles this hippy grammy to be. A little one after my heart, which was captured long ago – before he/she was even thought of. Yes, I still don’t know the gender. It doesn’t really matter. In my visions, I saw both. My daughter got another anatomy scan the other day because in the first one they couldn’t see everything. Turns out the baby is perfectly fine and obviously at peace.
Not too long ago I was driving through Mayberry – Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. There was a woman with tattoo art up and down her arms pushing a little guy in a stroller. The moment I saw them I just knew I had to meet him. About an hour later my wish came true. I told the woman that I liked her art, saw them earlier and just had to meet them. That little guy in the stroller opened his arms up wide and wanted a hug. Of course, I was only too happy to oblige. What a fabulous feeling. I’ve always loved kids and dogs and they love me.
Backstory: For years, I’d walk into a store and little kids and even babies would look at me, almost staring. I can only imagine that they were seeing the light around me or perhaps spirit. Sometimes I’d wave and smile. Some would wave back, but mostly they stared. It still happens today.
On another note, I just did a reading the other day for a couple. I normally don’t do couple readings, but when I feel the need, I do. I brought a couple of spirits through and then a little boy came through. I described him and shared what I was able. It turned out it was their 3-year-old son who went to the higher side life a couple of weeks ago. Those readings are not the easiest. I was pleased that he made an appearance.
Like everyone else when it is your time to go, it is your time to go. I believe that when lessons are learned, either for yourself or for others around you, you leave the earth plane. You may ask what were those little ones to learn? Perhaps, they needed to feel a mother’s love.
God Bless the Babes!
A friend of mine had a real scare this past week. Her father was in bad shape healthwise. She didn’t know if he was going to make it or not. She wondered when or if she should fly out to see him. Then, he made a turn for the better; and she spoke with him.
Death, or so-called death – leaving the physical body and continuing-on to the next dimension – is not the easiest for those left behind.
Listening to my friend talk about this brought memories back for me. It was one of the toughest times in my life, to lose my father. That was 16 years ago; the memories are fresh.
Back then, I wrote an article about how I thought my father knew on some level that he was going to ‘die’ because of his actions before his heart surgery. I hoped that it would be published in Reader’s Digest to no avail. I still have the rejection letter.
My friend and I talked about the signs I had before his passing. My daughter and I went to Wisconsin almost a full week before the surgery. People asked why we didn’t plan on staying longer after the procedure. I had no idea why. My dad took us for a drive through the local cemetery. He showed my daughter and I where everyone was buried. We went to his favorite restaurants. Then there was a little something that needed fixing with the toilet. He had to get to the hardware store before it closed and get the part needed for the repair. That was the night before his surgery. That Friday after the surgery, we were told he would be coming home Monday. I sat in the driveway listening to ‘Southern Cross’ for hours crying my eyes out. I finally settled in for sleep. Moments later we got the call from the hospital that his organs were shutting down and that dialysis was needed. Easy to see the signs now.
My friend told me that before her grandmother died, she was talking nonsense. I recalled my father did too. She said then one day her grandmother was clear with her thoughts. The two talked and her grandmother shared that she was leaving and that her mother, on the higher side of life, had been sitting in the chair next to her bed for a month. Her mother told her that they were going to take flight somewhere and she didn’t want to go because she was afraid of flying. Her mother told her it’s not that kind of flight, so she was able to go.
We all know that we are going to leave this earth plane eventually. Make a decision about your belief system. When you do that, I believe it’s much easier to make this journey of what we call life.
We’re all just walking each other home.
I’ve been keeping a secret now for several months. That’s pretty big for a writer. In fact, I even asked my daughter if I could write about the news in my blog. Now, that’s a first at least for me. You guessed it. I am going to be a grandma and I am over the moon!
You can’t get much over on me. The day I found out I was driving along with a Camp member to make a deposit at the bank. My daughter left a message on my phone, which was odd because I knew she was at work. She would never call. My thoughts went everywhere and then I honed-in and said out loud, She’s probably pregnant.’
Later that morning we were finally able to chat. I shared that I knew why she was calling. She couldn’t wait to hear what I had to say. She and her husband were going on a trip the following week. I said you want me to come by your house and check on it. She said that wasn’t the news, but yes, she did want me to come by because she was expecting a delivery. We are psychic. She blurted out: ‘I’m pregnant.’ After moments of excitement, we figured the dates to see what sign the baby would be. She so hopes for a Cancer baby, just like she. Turns out she’s due at the end of July beginning of August – a Leo baby it is. A little soul after my Sagittarius heart. I received signs for a few days after that, so it is true. We joked that it’s karma and I have teased, ‘You will not put her fire out.’ Too cute!
Backstories: The funny thing is since my daughter was a little girl, she claimed that she was going to have five babies. And then in high school, she feared women who were pregnant. She just couldn’t be around them; then, her anatomy teacher became pregnant that year. It was a hoot!
I shared with my daughter that our first special child is girl. The happy parents decided not to find out what they were having. As I said, I did see a girl many times at first. But then one day I was sending healing to my daughter because she had a horrible headache for days. As I was doing that, I saw the baby and Spirit showed it with a blue beanie cap on. Trust me when I say I’m good either way!
Now I’m just wondering if five grandbabies are still in my future – maybe three.
For days, I have been hearing these lyrics in my head: ‘I want something else, to get me through this.’ I finally looked it up. Some of you may know the song titled, ‘Semi-Charmed Life’ by Third Eye Blind. I really had no idea what the lyrics were about until I looked it up. It’s about taking heroin of which I have not done and will do my best to continue that. I never claim never. I did one time when I quit smoking and went back. The struggle was real. It’s been 15 years since I’ve had a cigarette.
I know I’ve talked about this many times – stand your ground. Speak your truth even if you stand alone. Regardless, if you speak with passion or quietly, some people do not want to hear it. It’s OK to live in your own little world. I do at times. The thing is if the people around you are your tribe, they will allow you to speak your truth and thank you for it. Some may try to punish you for it because of their own life circumstances. These people are not your tribe. If speaking your truth upsets your tribe – good. Perhaps, you are there to cause change. Perhaps, they will hear, comprehend and move forward. It’s OK to disagree with others. It is not OK to disagree with others and abuse them.
I’d rather have someone come to my face to say something less than to me. At least I know how this person feels about me or a situation. We can work together to resolve the relationship or situation. When people voice their thoughts in a safe environment, relationships thrive. On the other hand, talking negatively behind people’s backs, continues the negative energy. Trust me when I say, I have done the latter and I am moving on from that.
There are a couple of women who talk down to me, act like they know more than me, act like I’m not worthy enough to walk in the same space as them, unless of course, they want something from me. I am done with that. I have decided the next time either of them speaks to me that way I am going to tell them that I do not like their tone and request that they change it the next time. They will either respect what I am requesting, or I will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are not my tribe.
When you make positive changes in your life for YOUR life, do not go back. Some people around you may not like your changes because they knew how to communicate with the ‘old you.’ Keep evolving whether you are amongst your soul tribe or not. Eventually, you will find what you are looking for.
Finally, be a warrior by getting out of your head and moving forward. You are perfect just the way you are. Yes, be nice to people. Help others – everyone’s life purpose as far as I’m concerned. Do not be a doormat for anyone.
My guides and I work an afternoon message service just about every Sunday in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. A couple of weeks ago I was second to do Spirit Greetings for the service, which was a good thing since I had to be back to facilitate my workshop.
Spirit drew me to the corner of the room to a young boy, who looked to be around 10 years old. I asked permission from his adult. I knew that he loved to build things and may just build bridges someday. Plus, I brought through his grandmother. I don’t normally recall readings, so two thoughts are pretty impressive from a three-minute reading. I went to another person and left to get ready.
I was back just after the service had ended. I walked through the Welcome Center and there was the boy gathered with two other children his age around an older woman thought to be a grandmother. He wanted to know why I chose him. He was so excited to see me that he motioned like he wanted to hug me. He told me that he loves to build things. His grandmother answered his question. She said it was because he was so special and then turned to rest to tell them they were as well. I agreed. I asked the boy if he wanted a hug and he said yes. We embraced. The boy next to him looked as if he needed a hug too, so I asked. We embraced.
In the meantime, toward the side of me yet another young boy around 10 was at the side of his mother, who was riffling through the activity flyers. I looked at him and asked, ‘Do you want a hug too?’ He said, ‘mom?’ She looked and said, ‘Yeah, go ahead.’ It was a joyous harmonious moment in time. Hugs are contagious and are so needed.
I sure hope this happens elsewhere in the world, in someone else’s moment of time. I just love the feeling I felt from that, a healing moment for all involved. I still easily feel that moment as I write this. I love that. I want more of those moments – I just said to the universe.
Thank you, Spirit!
Lots going on this past week, so I thought I’d share short vignettes.
First, my daughter is now reading in my backroom – lots of fun. We were able to get two chairs that were once owned by our master teacher from an elderly man in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. We both have reading chairs that were once our master teacher’s. My daughter came in to do readings one day while I was out and about. Once back home, she said that she sat for 45 minutes without a phone call for a reading. She recalled what I had said earlier about lighting a candle when I’m ready to read, so she did. Guess what? Yep, the phone did not stop ringing. I love that!
Speaking of candles – If you are not following me on my Facebook page Life in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp – Mayberry It Is, you may not know that there are 30 to 40 crystals on my dresser top and they move when I’m sleeping or not at home. Some ‘fall’ or are pushed off as well. The two 8-inch-tall glass contained candles got into the act of moving as well. The blue one has moved three to four inches, usually just a little nudge at a time. I’ve had them for years and years, rarely burning them. I decided to light them the other day and when I checked a few minutes later the blue one had a flame that was 5 inches high, the sides of the candle turned black and little black puffs of smoke came from the flame. It was wild. I wouldn’t expect anything less.
I know I have mentioned I’m a knower. Have I mentioned I’m shown things before they happen? I knew there was something up with this ‘possessed’ candle. I showed a couple of my students who reside near the Camp. I told them what happened. As if right on time, one asked, ‘What did you do to the candle?’ I chuckled. I love a skeptic.
I thought about what the message was behind the candle shenanigans. I toyed with a couple of ideas and soon realized that it was significant in the fact that certain people around me are not seeing my communications clearly. The color, blue, is about communication and the black colored film clouded it. Make sense?
Finally, a penny showed up when I was not expecting it. I know it is spirit dropping by to say hello. When I find these coins, mostly pennies and dimes, I line them up at the edge of the floorboard in my front office. I have six dimes and five pennies now.
Hope these stories gave you something to smile about for a moment. Have a blessed day!
My first career was in the hospitality business. I was a server for many years and then a bartender. Yeah, I dabbled in management, more money and less responsibility in the former areas. I think fondly of others in the business, most working for tips. I always tip well even if the service wasn’t quite up to par.
It can be tough business. I’ve had people stick my finger in their cold rare prime rib; a woman once caught her nails on fire and dipped her fingertips in the water glass at a fine dining restaurant. That was a sight.
The other day I had a reading with a woman who gave me a $35 tip. I was surprised. She confirmed that she worked as a server earlier in the reading and knew what it was like to work for tips. I thanked her and thought ‘what goes around, comes around.’ Yes, I’m using that phrase in the positive. I thought it interesting that the Internet and probably most of humanity does not. It’s a mindset.
Even before I realized I was on my spiritual path, I was a fair tipper.
Backstory: My parents, from the North, only tipped 10 percent on bills. I used to go back and add money and finally I said you pay the bill I will tip the server. It worked.
We truly must be mindful of other people’s feelings. It can be hard at times when we, ourselves, have so much going on in life. Before decisions are made, they should be thought out from all angles. Being mindful of others and their feelings is imperative to live peacefully, in harmony.
Funny thing happened earlier this week, a little thing called synchronicity. I was working on an article about a woman who was chosen as one out of 50 mixologists heading on to the next round of competition for bartender of the year. Come to find out there’s an element of storytelling around the crafted cocktail that is chosen. Don’t you love how that just came around? Is that a double synchronicity?
Here’s the final word this time around: It’s OK to express yourself as long as it’s in a mindful manner. Mind you – you cannot control how people perceive your expressions. Keep your cards close to your chest and do your best to be mindful.
I feel like I had two or three writing guides coming in to assist with writing this. Pretty wild.
There’s always hope, remember that!
I love doing readings. When I get into the energy, it just amazes me. Spirit works with everything I have ever known in my or our entire life/lives. It’s the same for everyone else who does readings to include those who are intuitive.
The other day my appointments came in. First, I read the husband. I knew right away he was a skeptic – my favorite. I usually can win these people. The reading went well. Next up was his wife. She was much more open. Spirit showed me a picture of my mother’s mother ring, which had three birthstones.
Backstory: My mom used to let us play with her jewelry. We couldn’t play with her diamond earrings, but I sure do remember her mother’s ring. And guess what one time we lost it, but it reappeared later.
I had already told my client that she had three children and then the mother’s ring appeared. I said you had a mother’s ring and in unison we said, ‘you/I lost it.’ I looked a little deeper into the vision to see where it was. I said, ‘you lost it near water, yes?’ She said she lost it at the beach. She shared how she felt guilty about it and had never told her children. I said, well, Spirit suggests that you buy a new one and then share the story with your children.
Mothers and their children are a beautiful thing. My daughter is now doing readings in my backroom in the Spiritualist Camp. It will be like old times when we attended intuition development classes together. We were class buddies for many years. It should be interesting. We both have louder voices, so we’ll have to be mindful of that. On Friday, she did her first readings while I was writing my article for the newspaper in the front room.
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.