FROM THE ETHERS
We all have intuitive gifts – clairvoyance (seeing), clairsentience (feeling), clairaudience (hearing), clairgustance (smelling and tasting) and claircognizance (knowing).
Let’s take a look at knowing. Have words just spilled out of your mouth and you’re not sure where they came from, but know it is truth? Yes, happens to me a lot. I’ve been sitting in intuition development classes since 2004. I have come to the conclusion the reason knowers know is because they have seen it before. A lot of us remember our dreams; even if we don’t consciously remember, they are embedded in our subconscious. Some dreams are about what we do in our day-to-day lives, things happening around us. Others are psychic dreams. Did you know that when we go to sleep our spirit/soul leaves our body and goes home? Have you dreamt of being in a house that you’re not sure of, but feels familiar? This is astral travelling. We all do it. It’s just trying to remember those experiences when we awaken. I do recall many of my astral travel experiences. I will share one of my firsts.
I dreamed for three nights in a week that I was looking in the window of an orange car that was traveling down a road. My hands were cupped as I peered inside. Since the car was moving, I believe I was flying. Inside, there were two in the front seat and two in the back seat, one in the back was dead because his arm was flung back like you see on TV. The car was finally parked next to brown house. The following week I was waiting to go into yoga class at a local gym. I struck up a conversation with a woman. She said they had finally caught the people who were involved in the death of her son 20 years ago in south Florida. At this point, I was not thinking of my dream. I announced who I was, a freelance writer for the Lake Edition of the Orlando Sentinel, and I thought her story would be great told. We decided to exchange phone numbers after class. During Savasana, corpse or resting pose, I saw the orange car drive by. Totally, blew me away. Afterward I asked if an orange car was involved. She said she thought it was a red car. By the time I got home, which was about 20 minutes, I had a message on the phone. It was the woman from yoga class wanting to know how I knew the car was orange. What to do? I finally called her and shared my dream. There were three people involved with her son’s murder. Some of his remains were found in a large field and the car was still parked next to a brown home. I was in awe and still am. This is just one my experiences.
I would love to hear your stories. Work with your guides or your source of all that is. Ask to remember your dreams when you awaken and then write them down with dates. Some of us are able to astral travel during meditation as well. Have no worries we all come back to our bodies. There’s an etheric cord that brings you back. It’s funny. I never saw this cord until I asked to see it. Very cool stuff. In Light and Love.
What exactly is a Spiritualist Medium? More than likely it is not depicted correctly on television, or at least it wasn’t before. I gave up watching television long ago, especially news. I did see the first 30 minutes or so of Long Island Medium. I’m like really? Who walks up to people and tells them that their grandmother is around them?
Here’s the jest of it. A Medium is someone who communicates with the so-called dead. A Medium is also a Psychic. A Psychic is “a person believed to have abilities, especially. involving a knowledge of the future, that cannot be explained by modern science,” according to one definition. Some Psychics claim to read the aura around the person or client. This could be true. However, it is not my experience at this point.
To break it down, gifts include clairvoyance (seeing), clairsentience (feeling), clairaudience (hearing), clairgustance (tasting and smelling) and claircognizance (knowing). Some people believe these are only Psychic gifts. They are not.
I see, feel, hear and know. First let me say that Spirit, which could be my guides who assist with readings and/or loved ones around clients, work with what the Medium knows; has learned or experienced their entire life. This sets a vocabulary. As a clairvoyant, Spirit shows me itself, either in my mind’s eye or as a white light with details such as hair, face and clothing. Spirit also shows me symbols, pretty much anything you can think of, so as to provide evidence of the Spirit around the client. This is Mediumship. I am not reading the aura around someone. Spirit shows me symbols. I am not telepathically picking up the information. We all have these gifts. When you have experiences, or maybe some of you already have, you will understand. Hope this helps.
The above is my current theory. Things change.
Blessings of Peace, Love and Light!
Yes, signs are all around us. It's our job to be aware of those signs and then act on those signs. My computer went on the fritz for a couple of days. I have to say I handled it pretty well considering I'm a writer and am on the computer for a good portion of the day. One of my biggest lessons is/was to keep my emotions in check when things aren't going well. I remained calm. I had my phone to look up computer repair. I'm a great problem solver, plus if I don't have my computer I'm not writing my book. I called a computer guy in Deltona and took my laptop to him. He said this, that and the other thing, so I decided to go see about a new computer at Best Buy -- checkout my options. Just three years had went by since my last purchase -- screens were smaller and pricier. I went back to the man in Deltona. By the time I got back there, he had gotten three other computers to repair. There's my sign. Keep looking. I found another person in DeLand and when I got there, I found that he had been in the student program in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp years ago, something we had in common. What are the chances of that? It made it easy to make the decision. I was in the right place. In the midst of all of this, one of my regular animal totems, the sandhill crane, appeared to me in at least four places on my journey. I loved it. I knew the universe was there with me on my side, getting me through what I thought to be a major struggle. These are times made for spiritual growth to occur or not. How we react to situations are crucial. I kept mostly calm and got my computer back after two full days without. It had been a long, hard two days, There's was a bit of struggle still this morning with the computer. It was a gentle reminder of how and where I need to spend my time. This is the first I have taken the time to write. I still don't have Microsoft Word back up and guess what? It's not the end of the world. I needed a break, obviously.
Some signs may not be so easy to recognize, or maybe you just don't know where to find these signs. Animals are signs. When you see an animal, take note of it and look it up later. Perhaps, an owl has crossed your path. Search owl animal totem and read a few of the results. Owl animal totem is about seeing things that others do not. It is also about wisdom, and/or deception, either with others or of self. Very powerful information. Once you become accustomed to the awareness of animals around you and their meanings, start taking note of what you were thinking about when you saw that animal. See how it fits into your life. It could be a sign. This way of thinking brings you more into the universe as a whole. Everything is connected. Blessings!
So I hope all of you have been meditating. There are many reasons to do so – grow your gifts, grow spiritually, heal, send healing, meet your guides, work with your guides and grow your vocabulary. Be sure to set an intention as to why you are meditating. Meeting your guides is very interesting work. At first I sensed them around me. I didn’t know names or gender. One teacher thought it was important to know their names. I did not and still do not agree with that notion. In some instances we meet our guides in dreams and don’t even realize it. One time I had a “dream” with four people sitting on a bench. I felt the gentleman was in charge, all were elderly. A day or two later it struck me that they were my guides. Have you had dreams with reoccurring people in them who you don’t know, but they feel familiar? They may be your guides. Be sure to acknowledge them. The gatekeeper is similar to the guardian angel in that they are with you from the day you are born to the day you leave this plane of existence. There are other guides to include Native-American, Nurse, Nun, Doctor, Chemist and Joy to name a few. Old-timers, and say that with all due respect, believe in these. At first, like most, I was skeptical. Finally, one day while I was sitting in a brief meditation, I said fine show yourselves, and they lined up one by one in quick order. I loved it! When experiences happen, you have to believe. Spirit will keep coming back with signs until you do. As a medium, I have guides who assist with my public message work and various ones for private message work. We all do have guides. All we have to do is look for them, ask them to appear in your dreams. Believe they exist, and they will be more than happy to help. Look for the signs!
My office is in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. I love this place. It’s so peaceful and quiet. I’ve had the opportunity to reside in the Spiritualist Camp on many of occasions. I’ve waited for a long time for “things” to happen in this space. For the most part, it’s been my thought to just happily reside, coexist, with the Spirits. A couple of years ago I resided in a different space in the Spiritualist Camp when a friend of mine came to visit. I pointed out the kitchen floor between the bathroom and my bedroom, a heavily walked area. I asked, ‘Do you see those footprints that are like a size 15 shoe?’ She said she did. I said, ‘That’s one of the Spirits who resides here.’ She asked, ‘What’s his name?’ My response was ‘I have no idea. I just simply reside with them. I do not talk to them.’ That morning I went to the pastor’s breakfast. I left my friend behind. Upon my return, I saw she had mopped the kitchen floor. She said, ‘Joe was here and I asked him why? He said he was looking over you.’ I couldn’t believe she did that. ‘I told you I don’t talk to Spirits in this place.’ She laughed and so did I.
I waited patiently for someone to show themselves in my office, at times a place to sleep. One day I noticed my black heeled shoes were next to the bed, so I nudged them just under it. A few days later I went to get my shoes and one was gone. A fine time for Spirit to show up in my space. And ironic – my topic at church was to be “Overcoming Challenges.” I looked under that bed three times hoping that Spirit would bring back my shoe, to no avail. It’s not that big of a place. I looked frantically throughout it. I ended up wearing my black flip flops with bling. I made a short reference to this experience on my Facebook page Life in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp – Mayberry It Is. I had one response that this happens everywhere. I believe it to be true, especially for those who meditate on a daily basis. We meditators build our own portal of energy, which allows us to ultimately astral travel. Our souls/spirits leave our bodies at night when we go to sleep, and they return when we awaken. If you have not started your daily meditation practice yet, please do. I’ve been mediating since 2004, and for the first three years, I meditated same time, same place every day. I’ve had some amazing experiences that will be shared in my next book, “The Playground.” Lie down in your bed while meditating. We must be comfortable. Rest your arms at your side with palms up in receiving position. I like to have music in the background; nothing upbeat, no lyrics, or reoccurring threads. When you start thinking about what you should be doing other than meditating, place your focus on the Third Eye, the space between your eyebrows (a tiny bit above them), and your breathing – in and out. This should bring you back into the meditative state. If you only can meditate for five minutes the first day, good for you. Build on it each day. No worries if you fall asleep because your guides are still working with you and eventually you’ll be able to maintain the meditative state. Hope to hear about your experiences. By the way, it’s been months and my shoe still has not returned. Peace and Love.
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.