FROM THE ETHERS
I worked a message service last week in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp and in lieu of doing a meditation, I spoke about the year 2020. I didn’t carry on about the election or Covid-19. I took a look at the bigger picture to include numerology and astrology. I dabble in both. I feel it makes me a well-rounded individual.
So, 2020 is a 22, which is a master number. Twenty-two signifies master builder, so when I look at 2020 I believe that we have been building this whole year and will continue to build until 2021, which is a five. Five is about change.
Now, let’s bring in astrology here. I know I have written this a many of times throughout the year. We are in the Aquarian Age, which is about love, peace, harmony. You may ask why is this not happening today? The fact is it takes quite a few years to truly come out of the previous age, which was the Piscean Age. Characteristics of this age include money, power, control, all lower level vibrations.
At the message service, I knew several people who had come to get a message. One person who I fondly refer to as Santa – yes, he looks just like him with the white beard and small framed spectacles – asked, ‘Are you going to tell us to get out and vote now?’ My response: ‘No, I would never do that.’
Backstory: Speaking of voting. In my younger years, I decided I didn’t care to vote or get mixed up in politics. I truly didn’t think my vote mattered, and then when the newly elected official did not do well, I could say I didn’t vote for that person. My father-in-law, a staunch newspaper man, said since I didn’t vote, I don’t get a say.
I still disagree to this way of thinking. We do live in America and have the right to choose our beliefs and voice them. Of course, we can disagree with one another. The issue that really comes out here is that some people believe that if we disagree, we cannot be friendly to one another.
It has not been easy to stay neutral on so many levels. I too am a reporter. I worked as a staff writer for several years, but tired of the politics. I became a freelance writer, worked at that for 20 years and became what I like to say, ‘Good News Lori.’
This is not the same world that my father-in-law worked in. I have to truly wonder what he would think of the media today. I’m sure that is one area we would agree on. The ordinary person doesn’t get that when you are a reporter, you are to report the news without bias. When you are a columnist, you get to insert your opinions. Regardless, opinions of the publisher and/or owner, those in control, bleed into the coverage.
Guess what? As for my analysis of 2020, 2021, the Aquarian Age and the Piscean Age, it’s up to you to decide which is less than and which is for our highest and best. We will continue on regardless of the outcome. We will do the best that we can with what we have. It’s what I do. I keep moving and striving for my highest best.
Many Blessing of Peace and Love!
Does entity attachment truly exist? Maybe, maybe not. This subject came about to me when I asked someone to speak at an event sponsored by Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. The topic was tossed about, but another was decided upon; however, it really got me thinking.
Prior to my contemplation, I believed that entities could attach. When I say entities, I mean bits of people and feelings. Perhaps, this is best in explained in example.
Backstory: I was married for 25 years, the last three in separation. It took quite some time for me to get over that. Most of us believe when we get married that it will be forever. When forever doesn’t happen, one must work through the emotions of that and the fact that these people will not be with us physically or there for us emotionally. One must heal from this.
This is true in all types of relationships that were fine and then not. My belief is we have etheric cords that connect us to others who are in our lives. Severing the cord is one way of getting rid of the attachment. Sit in meditation, see a scissors cutting that cord and ask that the energy you still have of that person be sent back to them and ask for your energy to be cleansed and returned to you from them. This might have to be done twice depending on the strength of the attachment.
Now the question that comes to me: Can spirit attach to the living? My answer is if you believe it can happen, it does. If you don’t, it doesn’t. It’s that simple. Of course, that is my opinion today. It may change at any given time.
Backstory: I recall early on as medium I went to the home of a client. After giving the information I got, the client stated that she has an entity attachment. Her friend came in from the other room and showed me a short video of the client in attachment mode. She did look differently. I told her that I did not believe in attachments, and most importantly we have the ability to allow or disallow. After more conversation, I psychically picked up on a young gentleman who was quite handsome and looked as if he could manipulate others quite easily. It was realized that this was the boyfriend of her daughter. She did not like him. His energy was thick with her that I believed she thought there was a true spirit attaching. It was the energy of that person.
Now, that I think about it a spirit attachment could happen when a loved one leaves the 3D. The person left behind may have the ability to keep the spirit loved one near them. Some spirits are attached to the earth plane. My belief is that once we leave the earth plane, there is a light that we are to go into. If we do not and after a period of time, the light gets smaller. The spirit does not know where to go, but wanders the earth plane. I truly believe there are lightworkers who assist spirit to look above their head, see the light and go to it. All we can do is guide those lost spirits to the light.
In regards to cutting the etheric cord, it may not always be as easy. I am not a therapist or a counselor. I remind clients of this when needed. At times, I do suggest that perhaps seeing a therapist may be helpful and then share names and numbers if possible.
One area that could be considered is when a medium is channeling spirit. It’s not quite an attachment, but an allowing of spirit to overshadow.
Again, we can allow or disallow. It’s up to us.
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
You just don’t really know what serenity is, until you have it. As most of you know my space is at Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp in Volusia County. It is Mayberry. It truly is – small town atmosphere, wildlife frolicking about, just a peaceful presence.
I took a road trip last week to another peaceful place in Douglasville, Ga. I love to drive, to see the countryside. Yet, more moments of serenity. Everything went well on the road trip, although Atlanta was a bit nerve wracking.
Backstory: My family and I traveled to Wisconsin for many years to visit family. We always drove through Atlanta. The traffic didn’t bother me. I thought it was kind of fun zipping through bigger cities.
This time around I was not accustomed to that type of traffic. It was little hairy. It was a good thing I had timed my appearance to be around 1:30 p.m. Traffic wasn’t at its worst. Maybe, it was not so much the traffic, but the vibration of all of it. Once at my destination, it was heaven. The traffic on the way back home was perfect for a Sunday morning, plus I was ready for it this time.
Once home, I realized that this has got to be one of the most peaceful places around. I also realized I miss the interaction with people. I shared my feelings with a friend and they were kind of shocked that I hadn’t picked up on it sooner. I guess because I’ve been doing readings albeit more on the phone for a period of time, but now coming back around in-person. Also, I’ve been living my life as I please for many years – no one to really consider in my daily scheme of things. I do go to the gym four days a week, but it’s not a social place for me.
I decided to start driving around the neighborhood a bit more. I chatted with people I saw and then came across four sandhill cranes that decided to take up residence on Cassadaga Road, Stevens Street and in the Camp’s Bookstore parking lot. They’ve been hanging around for a couple of days. I stopped and chatted with them once. Lovely energy!
I found myself at the Camp’s office Friday and learned that there had been several deer that stopped by for a visit – one a large buck on the front lawn and another time a mother and her fawn. Apparently, the fawn was having a good ol’ time kicking up its heels on the way up the driveway. Bliss!
A bit later in the day I saw the legs of sandhill cranes through the bottom of my window. I went out to see my neighbor enjoying the view. I said, “This is serenity.” She replied: “Yes, it is.”
I do truly love my Mayberry; the place will always be home, regardless of where I am.
Find your Mayberry and see how your thoughts, your vibration changes.
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
Oops, I did it again. Not.
Before I left Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp for Douglasville, Ga., I thought I might use my cruise control. I get listening to music and start becoming a led foot, especially if a really good tune comes on.
Just as I’m heading out of town toward I-75, I see two crows in the middle of the road. Crows are about natural law and to remind us magic is all around us. Remember, we’re on a planet in the midst of a solar system. Also, crows are about law enforcement for me.
Backstory: A couple of years ago I took a little ride to St. George Island, near the Panhandle, to see my longtime friend. On the last stretch of the road to my destination, I saw two crows on the road. Yep, you guessed it. I got stopped by a law enforcement officer (LEO) who gave me a ticket for going nine over. I was thankful because I was going much faster than that. It was unfortunate that I did not act on the sign the universe gave me – the crows.
Déjà vu. The crows looked the same and flew away the same both times, so yes, I did use my cruise control. Can you guess how many LEOs I saw on the way to Douglasville? I stopped counting after a while. LOL People in other vehicles behind me were not too pleased with my right-on-the-dot speed limit, but when they saw the LEOs, I had to believe they were just as relieved as I was.
The real questions here: Were the LEOs always going to be there? Or did I manifest them? Were the crows always there? Or did I manifest them too? The scenarios could go either way. The really good news for myself was that I learned. I saw the crows, just like I did a couple of years ago, and I acted on it.
The biggest takeaway for everyone is to pay attention to your surroundings; see the signs and synchronicities that are ALWAYS present. We just have to be aware, see them and act on them. We are one with all to include the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms.
Yippee! No speeding ticket this time. And you can bet I’ll be backing her up all the way home.
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
Some people are so angry right now and who can blame them – we’re still in somewhat of a quarantine; people have lost their jobs – their way of life – and some of our basic rights have been taken away. This is not intended to be a political post. I have done my best to keep that out of my blogs. Why?
Because world peace is what is needed at this time.
As I have said many times, I am a Spiritualist medium and a reporter. It’s not always easy walking that fine line of objectiveness. These days I am a freelance writer and coined a name for myself many years ago: ‘Good News Lori.’ It’s all I write.
Backstory: On occasion I would post something political on my Facebook timeline. Talk about finding out who your friends are pretty quickly. Trust me when I say my posts were thought out and were not ‘angry’ in anyway. Some people were supportive, but others turned nasty and wrote from hate and anger. Heck, one friend said she couldn’t be my friend because I support something other than her. She blocked me. We have the freedom to choose.
Yes, in some instances I got angry, but I decided not to respond. I would delete comments that I didn’t like. I thought, ‘if my friends don’t like the post, why don’t they just move on?’ Maybe because they are angry at what is going on in the world and they don’t know how to express themselves. I decided that I was not going to write or allow anything political on my timeline. Why? Because world peace is what is needed at this time.
I support the President Of The United States regardless of who it is. What I do like is the peace treaty that have taken place. I just Googled peace treaty, and do you know what came up? Nothing about what POTUS has done. This is big news. I don’t care who you are. I had to add POTUS in my search to get the results I wanted. Yes, a peace treaty between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and the agreement between Bahrain and Israel. I’m hoping for more to come.
I can only hope that this peace will trickle down into communities.
The trickle-down effect is a real thing.
Backstory: A couple of years ago. Women were being elected to political positions. Women were marching and gathering peacefully for women. That same year two women candidates for the board of trustees in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp were voted in; hence the trickle-down effect.
If we can just get a little more peace going at the top of the mountain, more will trickle-down.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – we’re in the Aquarian Age, which is about peace, love, humanity, expansion of consciousness. The Piscean Age, which we have just left, is about greed, manipulation, anger and self-interest. Those who are in the depths of the latter do not want to give that up; hence the state of what is going on worldwide.
As if right on time (synchronicity), I heard the John Lennon song, “Give Peace a Chance,’ as I was mulling over what to write about today. I think we all should give peace a chance.
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
Is there a difference between judgement and opinion? It was a topic of discussion many years ago when I first came to classes in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. Back then, I thought they were not one of the same.
As I’m sure I did back then, I looked up the definitions once again – always the reporter.
Judgement, according to a dictionary online, is ‘the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions.’ Opinion, according to a dictionary online, is ‘a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.’
I decided to ask my daughter what her thoughts were. Of course, she was only too happy to share. ‘They are the same thing.’ I agreed momentarily.
I get that when each of us forms an opinion about something that it could be construed as a judgement in a way. However, it is our judgement of our opinion, which could be swayed at any point and time. It does not necessarily mean that we have judgement on another for their opinion, although some people do.
Honestly, the judgement definition is not that great. What exactly are ‘sensible conclusions?’
It really comes down to the person’s state of mind, and their intentions. Everything is subjective.
Here’s a good one: Is gossip, truly gossip? The definition, according to a dictionary online, is ‘casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true.’
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: ‘If the information is true, it is not gossip.’ And again, it really depends on the person’s intentions when speaking about something or others.
How ‘bout this one – is it greatful or grateful? Of course, it’s grateful. But in my opinion, it should be greatful. Is anyone out there judging me as less than because of it? If so, take a look inside. What we see in others is within.
This blog is my opinion. It’s OK if you have another opinion about it. By doing this are you judging me? I don’t believe so. To me, it’s a conversation.
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
I’m truly lucky that my grown daughter lives just 25 minutes away. I do my laundry once weekly at her place. I can’t even imagine going to the laundromat and having to wear a mask, so I am grateful to have another place. Plus, I have to say I am more grateful to spend time with my daughter and her fabulous boyfriend of two years.
Each week the three of us go out to dinner. Our latest and greatest: Malibu Beach Grill in Port Orange. My daughter and I split a filet and scallops wrapped in bacon. I know what you’re thinking ‘really good food for your diet.’ To top that off, I had a couple of sippy drinks, too. I’m down 15 pounds now, just FYI.
In the midst of laughter and conversation, her boyfriend said something about being in another dimension. You know I love that! Hehehe. I shared that I had to come up with an idea for my blog and then told a cute little story. I had a reading this past week with an elderly woman who had many health issues – mainly several back surgeries. After the reading, her daughter came in to assist and we all went to the porch. I noticed a car parked in a tenant’s spot. I mentioned it, but let it go. They were waiting for someone else to get out from their reading. A few minutes later I suggested they move the car. Her daughter went to do it, and I said to the woman, ‘I wonder if the tenant is on her way.’ We chuckled. Sure enough, seconds later the tenant pulled into her spot. We chuckled again. I love that!
Somehow the conversation moved to talking about other parents. My daughter shared a story about her co-worker and her mother. And then my daughter said she told her co-worker and I repeat: ‘My mom’s waiting for me at home right now and it’s Friday night.’ We roared. Did I mention we were in our own private room? They know us there. LOL
Finally, before we left, I used the lady’s room, which was near our table. On the way out, I was met at the door by a male employee with a garbage bag in hand wanting to go inside. I said there was someone else in there. Back at the table, as to not miss a beat, my daughter’s boyfriend said, ‘in Spirit?’ The comment went right over my head. ‘In the bathroom,’ he said. We laughed. Could a mother not wish for anything more perfect? Did I mention my daughter sees Spirit and is a medium, too?
You know, sometimes, we just have to let loose and have some fun – laugh it up.
Guess what? It’s Saturday. You still have time!
Many Blessing of Peace and Love!
Last night, I actually had a good time cooking my meals – nine altogether. That will take care of five days of lunch and dinner. I had one leftover from last week. Cooking, it’s like riding a bicycle – you never forget how.
I just have to share some fun little anecdotes about my kitchen.
I’m a minimalist. I have exactly one fry pan, one kettle, one cookie sheet to bake on and four, yes, I said four, plastic cutting boards. I only use one, though.
If you recall from last week’s blog, I’ve been in my place nearly three years.
So, last week was the second time I set the clock on my oven, only because it doesn’t work unless you do it. I think that’s hysterical. I also only have one knife and it’s a paring knife. Hahaha. It works for me. And this week was the very second time in my life that I used a temperature gauge – even more hysterical. I was a pro this week. Nerves of steel! LOL
Last night I called my longest friend in La Crosse, Wisconsin. I’ve known her since I was 10 years old. I told her about the fun fiascos in my kitchen. She got a real kick out of it when I shared about the thermometer. She asked if I had ever made a turkey. My response: ‘Nope,’ then I asked, ‘Does it count if there’s a built-in thermometer, you know the ones that pop out when the meat is done? We laughed. And then she said, ‘I know when it’s done by pulling the leg.’ Impressive.
Backstory: My friend from La Crosse came to visit me in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp about four years ago. I was living in another place near the Colby Memorial Temple. She looked in my silverware drawer and saw one lone knife. We went to the store for groceries and when we got back, there was a set of four knives. LOL
She such a good friend that she never even said a word about the knives while on the phone last night. I heard her though – psychically. And I’m sure she knew it.
All this good cooking and portioning has done my body good. I’m down 11 pounds and I weigh in Sunday. I’m excited!
I’m already planning my cheat day. I said at the beginning that I would have it after losing 20 pounds. I decided to add five more, so 25 pounds it is. There’s this pizza joint that has the most fabulous garlic knots and pizza. I’m definitely having a soda pop, too. After that, it’s ice cream. And then it’s back to the routine.
Cooking isn’t so bad – once every five or six days works for me. As for my knives from my longtime friend, I’ll be picking them up from my daughter’s Sunday.
I am craving a little normalcy in my life. I think it might be time to start my online classes again. We shall see where life takes me!
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
I am whooped. My kitchen has not seen that much action in the three years I’ve lived here. Heck, I don’t think my kitchen anywhere has ever seen that much action, at least not from me. LOL
I slaved for three hours cooking 11 meals to include salmon, scallops, ground chicken with taco flavor, sweet sausage, new potatoes, romaine lettuce, peas and Brussels sprouts. My feet are sore and my shoulders ache.
I don’t like to cook, never have and maybe just maybe someday I might tolerate it. I am a confirmed bachelorette. I go to the gym four or five times weekly for 90 minutes each day. When the gym was closed because of the virus, I walked almost daily, used hand weights and did an ab workout. Not the same as the gym. I also took up eating ice cream and lots of it, pizza, etc. I gained 30 pounds.
The other day I called my daughter teary-eyed and said, ‘I’m fat.’ She chuckled and said, ‘Mom, it’s your diet. I’ll help you.’ I went over to her house a few days later. We went grocery shopping and she cooked for me. We made 11 containers of food adding up to anywhere from 270 calories to 350 per container. We did it again together the next week. At that point, I had dropped eight pounds. I’m only allowed 1,200 calories per day and not to exceed 100 grams of protein.
Backstory: I was married to a chef for 25 years, so I got a little spoiled. Yes, I cooked for the kids – spaghetti, fried chicken strips (those were good), meatloaf, hamburgers, mac and cheese with little ham cubes – when he wasn’t home. They didn’t starve. LOL.
Last night was my first solo go. For the life of me, I could not figure the scale out. I had one pound of ground chicken. After cooking, I tried my darndest to weigh it out. It just wasn’t working, so I called my daughter. She put us on FaceTime. It took a minute for me to figure out how to flip the phone, so she could see the digital scale. ‘Add food. Keep going. There, that’s 4 ounces.’ I said, ‘There’s not that much meat left.’ It dawned on her, ‘Mom, it weighs less after cooking.’ Hello, Lori. LOL
As time went by, I got a little more comfortable with the whole idea of it. I thought if Sydney (my daughter) could see me now. Next thing I knew she was on the phone. She said I called her. I apologized, disconnected and continued dancing.
Toward the end, I had one last question for her. She didn’t answer. I thought she might be going to sleep. It was 8:50 p.m. After a while, I finally got it. I’m sure I will become sufficient with this. I’m hoping next week it won’t take as long.
I took a photo of my containers stacked in the frig. I decided I would wait until tomorrow to send it.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
I tried something new this week. I asked people on my Facebook Page, “Life in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp – Mayberry It Is,” to post topics they would like to read about in my blog. In exchange, I would gift a 15-minute reading. I had two responses – “Soul Journey’s” and “When the Heart Sings.” I decided to do weave them together, as to how they relate to my life, your life, everyone’s life. We all have a story.
The journey. Yes, you might say we’re all on a journey and we are, but then there’s those who know they are on their path, a journey to enlightenment, which includes loving yourself, loving others, being ‘One’ with all to include plants, animals and minerals, being of service to others and finally co-creating with the ‘God Source.’
To get to the above space, isn’t always the easiest. Healing is a big part of the journey, healing things that happened to you and then forgiving others and yourself. When you realize you’re on your journey, it changes the way you look at life. In some instances, you may start having experiences – perhaps seeing auras around people, seeing Spirit, knowing information without prior knowledge, having gut feelings, etc. At first, you try to explain the experiences away, but Spirit will continue, until you realize there is no point. My belief is that meditation helps to grow your gifts – going to classes and being with like-minded people are helpful too. And when you start having more and more experiences, the more it becomes a romance of sorts. Yes, your heart sings.
Living your 3-D life may become a struggle. I am a Spiritualist Medium and freelance writer. I wrote for the Lake Edition of the Orlando Sentinel for 17 years. I now write an article or two once weekly for Hometown News based in Volusia County. This week I asked my editor if he had a story for me. Ha, be careful what you ask for. He sent a couple of newsy type stories and I was not happy. I struggled for at least a day. I did not write a story this week, which made my heart sing. It felt good to let him know where I stood and it allowed me to decompress when I said, ‘No.’ I went to the beach twice this week, which also made my heart sing.
As we grow on our spiritual path, allow the changes to take place. Life is a journey that has the potential to make our hearts sing.
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.