FROM THE ETHERS
This blog marks year two! Where did the time go? Better yet, what is time? Time seems to standstill in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. It’s definitely the energy here – no doubt about it. Mediums have been working with the Spirit World in this area since 1894.
I love the energy here. It’s why I started the phenomena circle at Slater House. Mrs. Slater, long ago on the higher side of life, always gets a greeting from us when we arrive. Last week I had a student sage and say prayers to ready the room while I took care of other business in the kitchen. Minutes later we took our seats and waited for others to arrive. I smelled the air and said, ‘This does not smell like white sage. It smells more like cedar.’ The student agreed. Now, how does that happen? My best guess is Mrs. Slater preferred it and made it happen. We shared with the others when they arrived.
Two weeks ago, we could hear Mrs. Slater in the kitchen – perhaps making spaghetti, as one student smelled, and later doing the dishes. We all heard the latter, which makes it a true phenomenon. We have seen Spirit lights on one another and throughout the room and have heard raps and what sounded like rustling in the corner. Last week I looked down toward my chest and saw Spirit lights – very cool.
Last year the Slater House was gifted with thick curtains – the ones like you’d find on a stage. Not a peep of light can seep through, which is a definite plus. We sit with the red lights dimmed. To raise the energy, we have fresh flowers and last week we sang. Spirit enjoyed that! Raise that energy!! Most times we’ll talk about phenomena that has occurred in our lives. Spirits pile in to listen.
Around Halloween, the Spiritualist Camp had a fundraiser called Spirit Crawl. Groups of 10 went to several buildings to explore phenomena. My daughter and I took one group. The Slater House was our last stop. Lots of phenomena happening. Toward the end of our time, I spied out of the corner of my eye, a blue light shaped like a wand just over a foot high on the door that leads to the library. It was amazing – most everyone saw it!
Mrs. Slater showed herself once again at a healing class I attended a couple of nights ago. She was in the kitchen. I first smelled coffee and asked if anyone could smell it. Yep, they could. And then peanut butter cookies. Yum!
I just checked with a Camp elder to confirm that Mrs. Slater was a not a medium in this organization, although a Spiritualist. Her grandfather was one of the first to settle here. It was his request that no grass grow on the front lawn, but only flowers. The elder said one could smell the flowers several houses away. I also learned that Mrs. Slater enjoyed cooking and her specialty was, you guessed it, cookies. I love it!
I’d like to believe phenomena happens everywhere, and I have witnessed it in other places. I do believe it definitely occurs just a little bit more here in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp.
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Blessings of Peace, Love and Phenomena!
You know what bugs me more than anything? It’s when people think I shouldn’t have an opinion about something and voice it. Yes, I am a Spiritualist Medium in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, and I help people. I am so grateful that I am able to. It does not mean that I am not human.
I know I’ve told you this before, but just a little reminder – I am reporter and my Mercury, the planet of communication, is in Sagittarius, which is also my Sun sign. Trust me when I say I have learned to tone it down a bit, but when it comes to something near and dear to my heart, I will pick up that sword and fight for what I feel is right. I won’t apologize for it either.
When I do speak my truth, I get some flack and it’s OK. I had a friend’s grown daughter attack me because I posted my thoughts on Facebook. Her thoughts are that I’m supposed to be acting a certain way in regard to my professions (reporter and medium). I stated my truth fairly and intelligently. She called me names and laughed. I have also noticed some mediums around here, at least one in particular, who is not pleased with my comments. I have to say at least I speak my truth and do not hide behind a façade. Again, I will not apologize for it and I will not hide who I am.
I followed my post up with a quote, one that I have been posting periodically for several months: ‘The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything’ – Albert Einstein.
Perhaps by speaking up, it will allow a pathway to open for others to do the same, regardless of what your truth is. It’s best to express, rather than allowing your emotions to eat you up inside to cause disease.
Remember, and I have to remind myself too, that we made sacred contracts with people before we came to this earth plane - to help one another grow. If you don’t speak up, it may change that sacred contract. Yes, sacred contracts can be broken, and in the grand scheme of things maybe the person who attacked me was a sacred contract.
Even though I have an opinion you might not like, it doesn’t mean that I cannot help you. Same goes for you – if you have an opinion someone might not like, it’s OK. You can still help others, you can still be on your Spiritual Path.
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
It’s cray-cray that’s for sure – Halloween, Mercury Retrograde and a Full Moon. Dare I ask if there’s anything else in store? I hope so.
I started a phenomenon circle last week here in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. It’s being held at the Slater House where not a peep of light can shine through because of the thick, fabulous curtains that were made and placed last year. We saw Spirit lights, heard some rapping, felt temperature changes – everything you’d expect in a circle. This will continue for eight weeks. I cannot wait to see what happens in the following weeks. I’ll keep you posted!
When I got home from the circle, I checked the top of my dresser and saw some of my crystals had moved, so I took photos and posted on my Facebook page – Life in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp – Mayberry It Is. As I was heading to bed, I walked by my dresser and sure enough my sodalite was pushed off the dresser. Yes, pushed. It landed with force, not just a little plop. It’s the second time this has happened. At this point, some of you might be freaked out and not able to sleep in the same room. Could this be my sign? Get out. I mean this is Halloween week. LOL
Last night I did readings at Fall Fest for Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. I have the last couple of years. Although I’ve pretty much changed my whole diet (down 31 pounds and counting), I still brought a bowlful of candy. Thank goodness it’s gone. Tonight, from 8 p.m. to midnight is the Spirit Crawl – a four-hour tour to explore three buildings in hopes of phenomena. I cannot wait to experience the goings on – I’m so psyched that it’s a Full Moon.
Mercury Retrograde is another beast. I lost an earring the other day. I knew it had to have fallen out while taking my mask off. I was at the Bookstore and Lake Helen Post Office earlier in the day. My gut instinct told me the post office. Four hours later, I walked toward the front door and sure enough there it was on the ground undamaged. Did I mention I was born during Mercury Retrograde? I believe that fact makes me immune to it.
This blog is number 102. Before I crawled out of bed, I pondered what to write about and procrastinated. No, it’s not writer’s block. It does not exist in my mind – you just sit down and write. Thank you, Spirit!
I’m definitely seeing a Starbucks Chai Tea Latte to make it past midnight tonight – just hope I can sleep afterward.
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
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!
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.