There’s always been something bigger than me. I’ve got big plans to raise the vibration of this planet. In fact, the planet is in the process of doing this now. It is shaking off that which no longer resonates.
How do I change this world? One person at a time. I first start with myself, which is a continuous project. Then I open my door to anyone who may need a little nudge in the right direction. I’ve been doing readings in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp for five years – one person, sometimes two, at a time. When I teach classes, I have the honor of showing another way of being to 10 to 12 at one time.
Backstory: I earned my bachelor’s degree in 2000. Let’s just say I was a late bloomer. I first thought to be a dental hygienist and then remembered that I could write. I ended up majoring in journalism and thought I would be the next Lois Lane. Yep, I was saving the world back then too.
Today, I have bigger dreams and have learned yet again not to share them with so-called friends. It’s not that they don’t care about my dreams, but they try to put a damper on them, don’t believe I can achieve them. It’s best to keep your dreams to yourself no matter how much you think you can trust someone. Some people live in lower vibrations and can’t help themselves to think that someone might be doing something more than them.
A few days after what was a lovely breakfast with great conversations I was walking out of the gym like any other morning when I saw an egret on the roof of my car. You know it brought a smile to face. As I got closer, I saw another on my hood. Once inside my vehicle, I checked my messages and scrolled on Facebook to see one of my friends making note of a manatee that had died at Blue Spring State Park. She and others sponsored it. There was a photograph with the post – three manatees and the one in the middle had an egret standing on top of it.
Obviously, the universe was speaking to me. I looked it up – egret animal totem. Sure enough, the totem has to do with not depending on others and standing alone, being independent and trusting your own instincts.
Some people might be doubters and that’s on them. I don’t and you shouldn’t feed into other people’s negativity, or their thoughts of you not accomplishing your goals. We all have a journey. Who gets to tell us what it is and what it is not? Don’t allow anyone to squash your dreams.
You do you. Keep plugging away.
When you’re a writer, anything and everything is up for grabs.
Interesting enough I haven’t written extensively in this blog about vultures. I know I have talked about them several times on my YouTube Channel, From the Ethers. For months, I have seen circling vultures. The first time I saw them I was like, ‘Circling vultures, oh no.’ Then I kept seeing them everywhere, sometimes two to three sightings in one day. I finally looked it up and it means change is coming. What a relief. Change is good.
One time I sat on my porch to eat lunch and I noticed the medium next door was enjoying the outdoors too. I said something about the circling vultures that began to appear since I came out. She agreed they weren’t around until I showed up. I wondered if I was calling them in.
Here in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp there are at least 50 vultures who hang out. I’m not sure when they started coming, but now there’s a flock, also known as a committee, venue, or volt.
About a month after chatting with my next-door neighbor, another neighbor from down the street pulled her vehicle to the side of the road as I walked. She shared about the vultures pooping on her brand-new roof. She was not pleased. I consoled. Later it again occurred to me that I might be calling them in. Yikes!
To the skeptic, there’s always an answer for everything. There’s a colony of cats across the street from Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. They wander everywhere. These cats get fed twice daily at regular stations. I recall that sandhill cranes came around to eat the food. I don’t see as many now, which is good according to one of the feeders because they weren’t so nice to the cats. So now it’s the vultures. I can’t imagine there being enough food for both the cats and vultures.
I discussed the poop issue with my next-door neighbor. She said her thought is that vultures who come around homes are protecting those homes. I like the idea of a committee of vultures protecting our Camp. Perhaps, looking at it in another way may help my neighbor down the street. I wonder if she has had a nice, productive conversation with those vultures to stop pooping on her roof.
Intention is everything!
I had a fabulous online class Thursday night. Every time I’ve had an online class some type of phenomena comes about. I was discussing the I AM Presence briefly and thought of the playing card sized card that sits on the windowsill near my reading area. The card depicts the Chart of Your Divine Self and the I AM Decrees to include the White Tube of Light, Wall of Blue Flame and Violet Consuming Flame.
In this card there’s a white light above the Tube of Light with colorful circles moving outward. There are silver lines coming out from the white light and are against a dark blue or dark purple background. As I showed the class the card, the silver lines twinkled. They were illuminated and twinkled. Everyone saw it. I was amazed as was everyone else.
I continued with class. Before I signed off for the night, I just had to put the card up again, always the skeptic (LOL). And the silver lines illuminated and twinkled once again. I love it. And yes, everyone saw it, which makes it true phenomenon. I’ve had that card for at least 20 years and have never ever seen such a thing.
Backstory: I was teaching an online class when a small bright circular light appeared on the door. I knew I was looking at it in amazement because the people in class were asking what was going on. I took a pic to show them and then a smaller circular light appeared below it as to say, ‘Yes we are here.’ I snapped that pic too and shared. I got up, looked to see where the light could be coming from and found nowhere.
Phenomena is the greatest. It proves there is something more than us.
I still wonder on occasion what happened when everyone went into confinement for those months. People had to slow down and now pay attention to what was going on around them. I will never know if phenomena occurred, but on some level I truly do know.
Phenomena happens when you slow down, pay attention and believe.
I cannot wait to see what else happens during the rest of the online classes. Exciting times!
Blessings of Peace and Love!
Isn’t really that lonely. Foremost, we are never truly alone – spirit loved ones are always around us.
I like to write from experiences because I know the information is factual. The other day a male client came in who had just gotten a divorce from his wife. After a while, it was revealed that he was fearful of being alone.
Backstory: After my marriage of 25 years went caput, I was alone for years. It took a minute to get used to this, but in the end, it was exactly what I needed. I still had grown children with a life of their own. I had no partner.
Alone is not a less than good place. Alone allows you to go inside to sort things out, to realize what is most important in your life, to decide how to move forward in life, to learn whatever it is that is needed to be known to you.
It could be a scary place to some people. When we have no other human distractions, we are forced to look inside, which may catapult one into a healing process. As we heal old wounds, it gives us the opportunity to elevate or evolve, which brings new ways of thinking and being.
Sometimes, it’s not easy being alone. You must learn to like every little, single thing about yourself. It’s needed for our highest and best. In the alone time decide who you are for the next chapter of your life and don’t let anyone stop you from achieving your goals.
Alone time allows you to meditate, and now connect with your loved ones on the higher side, and here on this earth plane, too, guides and the creator of all that is.
It is said that it takes one month for every year that you are together with someone to not attract that same type of person. Keep that in mind.
We are never truly alone – call your spirit loved ones in while in quietude.
My grandson is just over five months old. He’s started to sit up on his own for a short period of time. He’s beautiful. I get to spend lots of time with him and I love it!
My daughter has the office next to mine in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, so we work our schedules around one another. We have an online calendar to keep up to date. It’s totally amazing since I still write my
appointments in a calendar.
Usually, I take Mondays off, so my daughter works that day. The rest of the week we have decided to go with I work in the morning, and she works in the afternoon. Well, yesterday, Friday, we decided to play it by ear. We took turns doing readings.
One day last week I was taking care of my grandson while my daughter was doing readings. She had several. We kind of ran out of things to do so I decided to put on a Sesame Street video about counting to the number 4. He liked it before, so I thought easy-peasy.
We started watching the video, which included a slight, pretty, young woman singing. He was digging it like the last time he watched it. The woman introduced the four monsters and they started singing. Bam! My beautiful baby boy lost it – he cried like no one’s business.
My daughter, just out of a reading, came rushing in to save him. LOL. I felt terrible to have traumatized my baby boy. He calmed down and my daughter and I chuckled.
Backstory: Seriously, I haven’t watched the news in years. I no longer watch scary movies. Can’t do it.
So, what was I thinking? LOL. I was thinking he would love to watch that video again and learn to count to four. The next day my daughter had already forgotten about it. And here I am still writing about it.
The real point here is how real is fear.
In the grand scheme of things, I’m thinking that baby has moved on from that experience. He might like the video again someday. I won’t be finding out.
I know, books. It’s time to buy more books.
Happy New Year!
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.