FROM THE ETHERS
Get out of your head. Yes, you. Stop it, just stop. Better yet, stop caring what other people think of you; hence being in your head.
Obviously, this has been coming up in my life quite a bit lately. I am aware of it, but at times lose sight of it. I did catch myself today. I found myself thinking about a class I recently attended and how I should have let people know what happened in my instance. I’m not sure why I didn’t. Today, I said out loud to myself and perhaps the universe, ‘Stop it. Who really cares? Let it go, Lori.’ Knowing me though, I will say something the next time I see the teacher or not. We shall see if the opportunity presents itself. Here I go again – being in my head.
How many of you do this? Raise your hands peeps.
However, we do have to think – it’s a no-brainer. And at times it’s OK to be in our heads.
Backstory: My first staff writing job out of college was at a daily newspaper. One time I turned my story in and headed for home. About halfway there I realized that I forgot to add something to the story. I went back. Sure enough, my editor was working on the story. He was appreciative that I came back. One time being in my head worked for me and others. Did I beat myself up? No, I did not. I got the job done.
This blog initially came about when I spoke with my daughter the other day. After about 20 minutes of chatting. She finally said that I think way too much. She also reminded me that I should not let what one person said to me get under my skin. She said, ‘Who cares what they said? Who cares what they think?’ She is correct.
I’ve decided that it is OK to think about things. We have got to do it to survive. We just don’t have to play out scenarios that may or may not happen. Instead of trying to force situations, go with the flow. Stay at a higher rate of vibration, be positive, look at the bright side, etc.
It’s an inside job. Sometimes we all could use a little reminder of that.
Thought provoking quotes:
“Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday” – Brian Tracy
“Thinking too much leads to paralysis by analysis. It's important to think things through, but many use thinking as a means of avoiding action.”
― Robert Herjavec, The Will To Win: Leading, Competing, Succeeding
Peace, Joy, Love, Light
Trust me – that’s a loaded statement. Who do you trust in this world? I am hoping that you trust your significant other and close friends, friends you have had forever. They are to be trusted.
When you look at fringe friends, do you feel that you can tell them anything? We all know by now that it is best to be selective as to what we tell people.
I have setup so-called friends – told them information to see where it comes out again. Remember the telephone game? You whisper something into one person’s ear, the information continues from one person to the next and then the last person speaks the information.
One really must pay attention to their intuition about people. People show up in your life, somehow mix into your life and then boom! Or maybe the other shoe never drops. It’s a crapshoot.
Has this every happened to you? I shared with a friend recently about some concerns. I do believe she said something to another person about them, and the telephone game was on. I battled back and forth for hours as to whether I should say something to her about it or not. In the end, I chose not to say anything, which is completely unlike me. Lesson learned.
I am so easy to forgive others because I do realize we are all on our Spiritual paths. Trust me, I do get upset about some situations. I cool down and let them go.
The key point here is to not get caught up in what someone did to you. It is not always the easiest to do – taking the high road. Learn from the experience and move on. Spirit always brings situations around again and again to be sure you learned or healed.
Every now and again look at the people who are around you. Do a little housecleaning on occasion. Trust your instincts. Never let anyone tell you that your intuition is off.
Peace, Joy, Love and Light
Some people are magic, pure magic.
The other day I walked down to the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp Bookstore with another medium. We put our names on the whiteboard to let people know we were available for walk-in readings for the day.
On the way out, she wanted to stop to buy some crackers out of the vending machine. I waited alongside of her. She put two quarters in. I saw it. The crackers moved but got stuck. I tried to shake the machine a bit and so did she. I wondered if there was money where the change dispensed. She said, ‘Wait a minute, the money didn’t go through.’ I’m like what? ‘The crackers moved and got stuck. The money did go through.’ She went to where the change would be, pulled out two quarters and proceeded to get her crackers. What hoot! If that is not magic, I do not know what is?
I received ‘goodwill’ magic the other day when a client came for a reading. She had the coolest gold and blue, dangling earrings on. One has Saturn surrounded by a gold circle hoop and at the end of the gold chain a star. The other one starts with a star and at the end of the gold chain a star and a sliver of a moon in a solid circle. I said, ‘I love your earrings. They remind me of my tattoo.’ We laughed. She thanked me and we settled in for the reading. At the end of the reading, I said, ‘I hope you enjoyed the reading.’ She thanked me again and proceeded to give me her earrings. I could not believe it. I tried to give them back. Isn’t that what we givers do? We have a hard time receiving at times.
Givers put yourself in situations to receive. It will keep the balance.
Spirit is always right on time. While writing this blog, I have been speaking with a friend through private messenger. She updated me on her loved one’s health and that she had been handling it on her own for quite some time. I was able to remind her that it is OK to receive. Of course, she knows this. But sometimes, we givers, need a little nudge to be reminded.
Magic is everywhere! We are living on a planet in the middle of a solar system.
Blessings of Peace, Joy, Love and Light
I’m not a big one for New Year resolutions. More times than not it’s a setup for not accomplishing something. I have made big promises for the new year in the past – lose weight, quit smoking, stop the doormat syndrome – not to be achieved.
When you decide to do something, do you wait for the new year to put it in motion? No, no you do not. At least, I do not. I have been known to say, ‘Monday is the best day to start.’ And for me it is. I finally lost the weight and quit smoking many years ago, all to be started on a Monday.
Backstory: A friend and I have been trying to make the effort to start walking later in the day. We spoke about it a couple of times and really made the push to start last week. It turned out we had other tasks to accomplish and for a couple of days the weather kept us in. She suggested we start on Monday and I agreed. I wondered if she has the same mindset as I.
One thing that really bugs me is when people are not respectful when I voice an opinion about something. It’s always a one-upmanship – this is the better way because I know more than you and therefore you do not know anything.
When I calm down and look a little deeper, I realize that it is not me, but where these people live. I can either rise above it, in which I am a forgiving person and normally let these types of things go, or I can remove myself from the situation.
Of course, this gives me the opportunity to look at the changes I can make in my life and then implement them, regardless of when it is – the new year or a Monday. However, it is best to set yourself up for success, do whatever it takes to make the change.
Happy New Year!
Peace, Joy, Love and Light
This holiday season I did the usual by going out and looking at the lights. I love doing that. I will never get sick of it. Lights bring happiness and joy to my heart. I went about snapping pics of decorated homes in the Spiritualist Camp and posting them on my Facebook page. The best was of three alien beings with lights about them. A message underneath read: ‘Merry Christmas.’
That pic got the most likes with 20 and it reached 130 on Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp – Mayberry It Is. While we are on the subject, I believe aliens do exist. They travel about us and in our ‘dreams.’
Just the other day I heard something on YouTube about how the president knows aliens exist because he has spoken with them. Trust me when I say, I do not believe everything I hear; however, I believe there is always a small truth in there somewhere.
Backstory: A medium in the Camp, who is on the higher side of life, said he could hear the hum of the spacecraft that was above his Cassadaga home. Consequently, over the entire Camp. He heard the hum almost every night. I believed him.
I have a friend who says she can call aliens in and has done so on many of occasions. Fascinating, right? I cannot tell you how many times I have begged her to have a gathering to accomplish the feat. If I recall correctly, she said she called in the spaceships in the sky while in her backyard. Oh, I can only dream of that gathering. I must call her again.
If Santa is real, he has got to be an alien. Seriously, who flies-through-the-air with the help of reindeer? What about the never-ending bag of toys and going up and down the chimney?
I had a teacher once who asked, ‘What if we are the aliens?’ Interesting concept. Before we really decide who are aliens and who are not, we must first define alien. Think about it.
Again, I do believe anything is possible. As you know, I have seen lots of phenomena happening in my office. It’s not a stretch for me to think aliens are walking among us – just like angels.
Peace, Joy, Love and Light
Finished the 8-week phenomenon circle this past week. Good times! There were four of us that sat for two hours weekly. Yes, the group was small, but it was huge.
The reason Spiritualist do phenomenon circles is to prove the continuity of life, and that we did!
When I opened the door to Slater House in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, I greeted Mrs. Slater. Each time I set the room with sage and prayers. I bought a trumpet earlier this year for the phenomenon circle that was to start in March. Spirit time! In between then and the start of circle, I was gifted another trumpet. Just in case you are wondering, it is not the kind of trumpet you play; mine are silver and have three circular cones that collapse inside of one another. At the bottom of one of the trumpets is glow-in-the-dark band. We took turns bringing flowers in water to assist with raising the vibration. We sat in the dark with red lights turned low. A couple of times we saw the trumpet grow taller and one time it looked like it was going to fall but did not.
We saw spirit lights all over the place every single time we met. They danced on the floor and ceiling. I could see them on my chest when I looked downward. We decided it could be pixies and fairies since the Fairy Trail is right next to the Slater House. I sat in one of the comfy chairs and pulled the other one alongside of it. Most weeks a little girl sat in it. I did not see her, but everyone else could. She wore a white frilly dress with socks and shoes. One time I was told she was looking right at me. I turned and said, ‘hello.’ Then there was the parade of spirits up against the wall that was seen weekly by one of the participants. I could see them as well.
Yes, we heard raps and knocks. There were significant temperature changes several times, which is an indication of spirit presence. The lights would shine brighter and then lower. No, it was not the heat turning on and off. We thought of that. Trust me when I say, ‘It’s good to be a skeptic.’
Before we started that last night, I let the spirits know that we would not be back. They crowded in. We could see and sense them. The air was full. I think they loved to come around to hear our stories of other phenomenon that had occurred in our lives. When the energy lulled, we knew this time with spirit was ending – ‘til next time.
Peace, Joy, Love and Light
I was going through my clothes the other day to move some out. I spied my favorite blue jeans that I hadn’t worn in many years. I was delighted – it felt like springtime. And then I tried them on – a perfect fit. Joy!
I noticed there was a 1-inch hole near the left back pocket. I had another pair of old jeans and decided I could use that for a patch. It turned out the seamstress didn’t need them, so I left that pair behind.
Those jeans fit because I shed a few pounds and feel fabulous. Trust me when I say it’s not just about the pounds. I shed a lot of other things too, and will continue to do so.
Backstory: I was about 16 years old when my mother tried many times to throw away my favorite blue jeans with several holes. If they were gone, I knew exactly where they were – the garbage. A couple of times I even caught them just before the garbagemen arrived. I had a sixth sense about it. It infuriated my mother. In the end, I was outfoxed.
The law of attraction is always conspiring. I shared the topic of my blog with a friend earlier in the day. She said that’s funny. Turns out she’s going through the exact same thing with her 17-year-old daughter, only this situation involved two pairs of jeans. We laughed. I thought, ‘Oh, let her have them,’ but what comes out of my mouth, ‘burn them.’ (LOL) We laughed.
It truly is about the simple things in life. I’m wearing my new old blue jeans as I write this blog. They feel so good. Kind of like an old T-shirt – I did find one of those too!
Peace, Joy, Love and Light!
When I do readings with a client in my office, I like to have a couple of candles lit – usually Reiki (healing) infused. During a reading yesterday, I noted that there was a situation going on around the client in regards to work. Her whole aura changed and then we heard it, a crack that startled both of us. It was the glass that held the votive candle. I said, ‘There’s your sign.’ She agreed and we laughed.
Backstory: About 10 years ago my friend/master teacher/biz partner and I worked as card readers at a Renaissance Faire. We played the part well with crystals and stones scattered about. At the center of the table, a beautiful crystal ball that sat on a pedestal. The first day students came from all over the county as an educational field trip. One young man sat to receive his reading. He was little shy, but did say he thought he might have gifts. His friends teased. Next thing we knew the crystal ball cracked and the liquid seeped through. We were shocked. His friends stopped teasing because part of the message was about stepping into his power.
Energy is real. Perhaps, in these instances, it was what was needed at the time. My client surely liked the extra money she got with her recent promotion, but the stress she could do without. The young man was a little embarrassed. That changed instantly.
One might say, the glass became overheated. It was going to crack anyway. Really? Why didn’t it crack an hour earlier or the day before? Same with the crystal ball. In both instances, it happened when it was supposed to.
About a week ago I ordered two simmer pots along with several containers of sprinkles made out of soy to burn. Before my client came in yesterday, I wondered if the candles would last until my new products arrived. A couple hours after the glass cracked, I was told that my order had shipped and that I could pick it up next week. I love that!
We must all remember that everything is in Divine Order, Spirit Time. Let go and allow. I know it’s not easy. Things will happen when they are supposed to. Be patient!
Peace and Love
It’s been a rough eight, nine months. I am a healer. I am also in the student program as a healer at Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. We have not had hands on healing in services for what seems like forever. I miss it so much that strangers have shared their troubles with me - once while doing laundry and another time at the grocery store.
Yes, a lot of things have changed this past year, but in this instance I have not. I am still a healer. Of course, I have been sending healing energy to the people in this country, to the people in the world. It’s not the same as hands on healing, though.
Thank goodness the third installment of the healing class I’ve been taking recently started. In last week’s class, we practiced hands on healing. It felt so good to be a conduit of the healing energy, allowing the energy to flow to the client’s needs.
In addition, I have been attending the Healing Meditation Circle from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursdays in the meeting hall of the Andrew Jackson Davis Educational Building. Those who are there send healing energy to people who are on the healing lists – usually a couple hundred names. One time the reverend in charge allowed me to lead the healing meditation. Afterward, a woman approached me and said that my mediation was so healing. Her daughter had just graduated to the higher side of life. We spoke briefly. She filled out a Healing Statement for me. Healing Statements are needed to become a Certified Healer. I was so excited. It felt so good to have made a difference in someone’s life.
In that sense, we all have the power to heal – to heal self, friends, relationships, situations, the world, etc. All we really need to do is to set the intention to heal and the universe may conspire to make it happen. Yes, may. One thing that I have learned is that for a healing to truly take place it must be in divine alignment, although in some instances we can will it. I believe things happen for our highest and best, regardless of what we want.
As you should know by now, I am a Certified Medium in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. Mediums are Healers. We help people who are in need, but in a different way than the laying on of hands. We connect the client with those loved ones in the Spirit World. We prove that life exists after so-called death.
Remember, during these times, we are all able to make a difference. All we have to do is send healing to the world and hope – hope for the best outcome possible. We shall see what is in divine order.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
Last week at the gym I saw an employee walking around with a customer. They were looking for the woman’s glasses. She had no idea where she put them down. I was on StairMaster so wanting to get involved.
A few days later that same staff worker was walking around with another customer looking for another item. It’s when I coined her new name, ‘Keeper of Lost Things.’ The employee smiled. Her whole aura changed.
Have I mentioned I love to look for things that are missing? I don’t walk around to look. I go into my mind’s eye and see where they are. It’s a blessing.
Backstory: One of my friend’s was looking for a particular necklace. She called me and asked where it was. I saw a green type of material that when moved, the item would be found. After some hunting, she found it. Another time while at her house, she was looking for her other laptop. I saw a yellow carpet near it. We went to her storage unit and when she opened the door, the yellow carpet was draped across items. We didn’t find the laptop, but I insisted it had to be there. We came back the next day. After digging a bit, the laptop was found.
I just love to look for things that are lost.
Backstory: I had a neighbor in the Spiritualist Camp knock on my door. Her ex-husband had recently passed and she really wanted to find her wedding and engagement rings. I said I saw them in a dresser with many small drawers. An hour or so later she came back excited as get out that she found the rings. I was pleased for her.
Back at the gym, one time a younger man was looking for his jump rope. He thought a friend of his was ‘messing’ with him. I stopped, thought about it and saw it hanging on a piece of equipment. It was there.
A few days after the ‘Keeper of Lost Things’ had made these finds, I noticed keys hanging from the hook on a bathroom stall. I left them there. On the way out, I told her where they were in case someone came looking for them. She said, ‘I never would’ve thought to look there.’ We laughed.
Thank you Spirit for letting me get involved! Made my day!
Remember, we are one and every single thing is connected to the one. If you think you can do it, you can.
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.