FROM THE ETHERS
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!
What to write about? Yes, it is Christmas. To me, Christmastime is about family, friends and helping others. Isn’t every day? Perhaps, because of who I am and what I do, it is the way.
Remember, I am a psychic medium and freelance writer – ultimately a powerful spiritual being, as we all are.
About a month ago a woman called me on a Sunday morning. It was early, probably around 8:30 a.m. She stayed at Hotel Cassadaga and wanted a reading. After the reading, she saw my Angel Cards. She said she just called spontaneously and was happy she did. She picked a card and it read: ‘spontaneous.’ You cannot make this up!
Backstory: I first spied those Angel Cards, which are a ¼ of an inch wide and an inch long, in my friend’s office in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp 20 years ago.
I received a gift certificate for the bookstore recently, so I bought two Angel Cards boxes – one for myself and one for my daughter.
And so just last week, I had a reading with a gentleman. One of the main messages to him was patience. He saw my cards and picked one. You guessed it – it read ‘patience.’ He slipped it in his pocket, flipped another card and said he wanted to be sure they all didn’t read ‘patience.’ I said put the card back. He did.
A lot of times people come to see me because they miss their loved ones in the Spirit World, on the Higher Side of Life. One never knows who you’re going to meet in this walk of life.
Backstory: My (Angel Cards) friend, mentor and all-around beautiful person was dying. We created her celebration of life service and I stayed with her for numerous days in the week before she passed. On one day, she was resting in her bedroom, and I had fallen asleep on the couch in the living room. The doorbell rang. I groggily made it to the window and saw an old beat-up vehicle in the driveway. At the door, I looked through the peephole and saw an elderly couple – the woman had a colorful turban on her head. I opened the door. They wanted to speak to my friend. I said that she wasn’t well, and then heard her from the bedroom to come and get her. I excused myself, leaving them at the outdoor entrance. Moments passed. I opened the door, and the women pulled a torn-out magazine article I had written on my friend 10 years earlier. I know our jaws had to drop. The article was about her spiritual/metaphysical center. The woman and her husband were on a journey looking for a spiritual center, so we ended up sending them to Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. After a few minutes, we said our goodbyes and they left. As my friend and I turned away from the door and made our way to living room, she said: ‘One never knows how Jesus will appear.’
I have been to the beach twice in the past two days. It’s my go-to place when I need to just be. I walked in the chilly water about a ¼ of the way up my calves, which is to build my immunity, according to one of holistic healing friends. It works for me.
The first day at the beach it seemed the fog wanted to roll in. I saw the sunlight coming up behind it, so I knew it wouldn’t be a flash fog of the entire area.
Backstory: I headed to the beach on a beautiful sunny day years ago and when I got there, the fog rolled completely in. It was surreal. It was like a scary movie was about to happen. I could see about 30 feet in front of me. The temperature dropped. It was a good thing I had my sweat jacket in the car. Amazing experience!
The fog made me wonder what was inside of it or what was on the other side of it. And then it made me think about how some people in the world have become fogged – like a surreal dream.
Being who I AM, I had to look up the spiritual meaning of fog. I found that fog is about mysteriousness, obscurity – makes sense. In the Bible, fog precedes great revelations. Another noted, it is the gray zone between reality and unreality, and uncertainty about the future and beyond. Yet another, approaching death.
Speaking of signs, vultures happen to be one of my animal totems. For several weeks I have been seeing circling vultures – once, three times in a day. We all know what I thought the first time I saw it. Yikes! I finally looked it up and spiritually it means changes. Of course, it was noted that left-brained people think circling vultures have found a pocket of air just right for soaring. LOL.
Before I headed to the beach the second day, two deer jumped out in front of my car in the Spiritualist Camp. When I looked it up, my personal message: ‘New adventures await you as the way is now clear. You are being gently nudged through this door.’ There was no fog at the beach that day.
My go-to site for animal totems: https://www.spirit-animals.com. I also like Animal Speaks by Ted Andrews and Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals by Jamie Sams and David Carson.
One of the realities of my fog is that yes, I love you, Florida and the beach days are great, but we are in the midst of winter.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
I cannot even believe I am saying this about the road construction going on in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. The roadways are being milled and resurfaced. Exciting times!
Yes, it’s a little noisy and a little chaotic, which way should I go to get out? A car wash is def on the agenda this morning. Peace and quietude will reign on the weekends, which works since it’s our busiest times. The job should take about a month to complete.
Turns out it’s been at least 35 to 40 years since these roads have had a makeover. Just the thought of anew brings great energy to the area. Change doesn’t always have to bring chaos, although sometimes chaos is needed to make the change.
Backstory: While I worked as a staff writer for a newspaper, I wrote all kinds of stories about road construction. Ugh. My editor always asked me, ‘Why do you see the construction in a negative way? Think of the results.’
And here I am today doing just that. Will my mind change about the construction? Maybe a couple of times, but I will remember the good it brings to the community and ultimately the tens of thousands who visit it yearly.
One of my friends on Facebook suggested I walk along the roads to see what might turn up. There could be some interesting finds since the Camp has been here since 1894. Another suggested the energy from long ago, deep in the roads could bring about even more amazing energy.
The buzz around it is uplifting. Change is good.
Check out my Facebook Page: Life in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp - Mayberry It Is. There’s some of photos of the construction. Remember, change is bliss in the long run. Go with the flow!
Healing is the highest form of mediumship. Yes, mediums heal, but healers are a conduit of the healing energies. Healers allow the energies to flow through them to the recipient for body/mind/spirit healing. We healers have faith that the healing needed will take place, maybe not when we think it should but in Divine Order. Incidentally, I am also a Reiki Practitioner Level II and Arcing Light Teacher.
Backstory: Shortly after becoming a Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp Certified Healer, I didn’t realize to offer a hands-on healing session to a client who received a reading. It didn’t occur to me because I had been doing readings for nearly four years and just started healing. I found the woman in the parking lot and asked if she wanted to come back to my office for a healing. She said next time.
Since then, I have had a couple of other appointments. I sit and talk with the client about what healing is and how it works. Then, I tell them where I will be placing my hands – on the shoulders, fingertips touching the temples and the rest of my hand covering the ears and hands hovering over the crown chakra.
During this healing, I could feel my third eye opening. I thought it to be odd since I was always told that giving messages during a healing was a no-no. I went with the flow. Next thing I knew a woman came to me. I heard the words ‘mother’ and ‘spine.’
After the healing, I sat with the client for a few minutes. We talked of a couple of books about so-called death that I like to recommend – ‘The Blue Island,’ which is a free PDF online, and ‘The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There’s Life After Death.’
I finally asked if it was OK to share the person who came to me in Spirit. He said it would be fine. I described the woman, which was his mother. She had a spine condition. I was so amazed.
You know, they say we can heal ourselves. All we must do is ask for it, receive it and believe it. At night before you go to bed, say a little prayer asking for body/mind/spirit healing from the universe and put your hands on yourself. Finally, thank the universe for the healing when you awaken.
Many Blessings of Healing!
So be it!
What does that truly mean? Live in the exact moment that is happening now, now, now, now. . .
If we live in the Now, how can we truly evolve? We would always live in the same state of being, the present.
Interesting enough, when I’m doing readings, Spirit sometimes shows me the rearview mirror – looking into the past. Have you ever noticed how small it is compared to the windshield?
If we live in the present there is no rearview mirror or windshield (the road ahead) – just the Now.
The rearview mirror is needed to remind us of where we have been and to compare it to where we are Now, in the present, and ultimately where we see ourselves in the future. Do we blindly move forward without a plan? When we do, it becomes unorganized and somewhat of a chaos. Another interesting thought, 'Is the present chaos?'
We need a rearview mirror at the very least to be reminded of the lessons learned, so that we can change where we are going.
The Now is a place someone may need to be because they have not healed, or they do not want to make decisions about their future. It’s OK. When they are ready to heal or plan the future, they will.
The present does provide peace in the moment.
If you’re truly living in the Now, is there anything else? Or is it a façade that keeps you in balance, a type who perches himself on the fence, not able to make a move. The fence is a great place to be, a place to remain stuck.
Maybe some people are stuck in the past. Again, there’s a reason why that rearview mirror is so small. It’s OK to glance back but do your best not to live there.
If we don’t have the past, and only the present, how do we grow? Some may say if we are in the Now, we do not need to be reminded of the past. Erasing the past may affect our future. But if we’re in the present, the future doesn’t exist.
Is ignorance bliss?
This marks the third year I have been posting this weekly blog. I have enjoyed writing them and hoped they are enjoyed by you.
I came up with the idea last month to read some of my blogs at Sunday Lyceum, also known as adult Sunday school, in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. I’ll be at it again this Sunday. It’s been interesting taking a glance back. After reading quite a few of them, I wondered what I haven’t covered. It came to me.
I bought this beautiful multi-colored piece of fluorite from a shop in Edgewater. I spied it the first time I was there, but this time I had to know the price. The 4-pound beauty’s resting spot is next to my half geode, the size of a large melon. The crystals are between and off to the side of my reading chair and the client’s chair.
The fluorite changed the whole vibe to my reading area. I forgot it was there and then realized later in the day. I felt like I had a new guide assisting with my readings, perhaps, I do.
When I was at the shop, I was told fluorite helps with bones. Oh, I so need that. And then I was told it helps to clear negative energy, another definite need. Sage is still my go-to.
The card that came with it states: ‘Fluorite is a protective and stabilizing stone, useful for grounding and harmonizing spiritual energy. Fluorite heightens mental abilities, assisting in rapid organization and processing of information, and can bring mental clarity and stability to an otherwise chaotic situation. Fluorite absorbs negative energies from the environment.’
I also bought a couple of bracelets – one blue and white (sodalite) and the other purple (amethyst) – for myself and my daughter. She chose the purple, and I knew she would. When I saw the bracelets, I instantly thought of the wooden rocking chairs on my porch. I spray-painted them blue, closest to my front door, and purple, closest to my daughter’s front door.
You know what else I bought for myself – gray fuzzy slippers. If I haven’t mentioned it before, my place gets chilly in the winter. My apartment building came about around 1896, no insulation here. I showed my daughter and she shared she just ordered slippers for herself.
I might just buy a television, not that I watch much, but it sure would be nice to have a screen bigger than my laptop. Oh, and then maybe a couch, if I could only fit it in somewhere. It’s odd doing for me. I kind of like it.
Give yourself permission to do for you. It’s easy to forget sometimes.
Peace and Love!
Is all you really need. My little circle includes family and a handful of friends, and we hold one another up. We surely love one another. We support one another’s goals. We applaud successes and we give hugs when needed. It doesn’t mean there aren’t conflicts, ultimately lessons, between one another.
In our little circle, we have individual relationships that affect the whole of it. Situations that go on within your inner circle are known to everyone in the circle, either in the 3D or through energy. I know it’s true. You may ask why I know it to be true? Personal experience.
The other day I had the pleasure of being with my grandson who is 4 months old. Boy time flies. I have some inflammation issues going on and am on the mend. He knew it on some level.
That night, right before bedtime Royce was a little fussy. I took him through his routine. Finally, we sat in the rocking chair and with his binky, he started to settle. He glanced at me one more time, as if to be sure it was me, straightened his little left arm, reached for my chest, and placed his hand on my heart. I was amazed. I lightly put my hand over his and accepted the healing. He went straight to sleep.
Remember, all you truly need is family, a handful of close friends and the connections they offer. Build your circle and raise the vibration and then bring your little circle to the next level to affect an even bigger part of the whole.
Keep going! Don’t give up!
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.