As a psychic medium, I am open – wide open. I can see, feel, know and hear even when I don’t try.
I have to say that my road trip back from Maine was a much more pleasant experience than going up. I took a different route, which included a few hundred miles between myself and ‘the perfect storm’ – Boston, NYC, Philly and DC.
It turned out that it didn’t matter how far away I was from those cities. I could still feel the collective for hours as I drove by them. This time I had a little more sleep, plus it was during the day. I was more mindful of what I allowed in, something learned early on in mediumship development classes. It’s a must learn – turning off one’s gifts.
Backstory: One teacher shared that she would open and close a current on stage in her mind’s eye to turn on and off her gifts. Another teacher shared that flipping a light switch on and off would be another way.
Contrary to what I can imagine you see on the television psychic mediums do not walk around wide open all day. I cannot even imagine. Insanity is what that would be.
I’ve been sitting in development circles since 2004, doing readings in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp since 2016 and teaching since 2018. I have learned to not allow the outside world in. Still, I feel or know on some level.
Interesting enough when I came upon Savannah and Jacksonville it felt more like home. I forgot how big of a city Jacksonville is since I drove through it in the middle of the night the first time. Still, the vibration was calmer than ‘the perfect storm’ even during the morning rush hour.
I guess it makes sense since I’ve been in Florida for more than half my life. I always have said that Florida is a country of its own. When I first came here, the slower pace was odd but now cherished.
Yes, living in Mayberry (Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp) is a quietude I can truly appreciate.
No matter what is going on in your life you too can find your calm. Go inside. Breathe. Allow it in. You can do it. Flip that switch!
Find your Mayberry!
Must be met to give life’s true blessings. My latest perfect storm was a road trip from Florida to Maine. Road trips are great fun, or at least have always been in the past.
Backstory: A friend and I used to road trip from central Wisconsin to La Crosse, which is 144 miles. You might think no big deal in the grand scheme of it all, but winters are brutal. One time we slid off the highway and nearly landed in the Mississippi River. Yikes!
For this road trip, my plan was to take I95 North. I thought it couldn’t be that difficult with my phone GPS and two large chai teas. The night before I left my neighbor in Mayberry said to me that it takes courage to do that trip alone. I thought it odd for her to say that.
Back back story: As a family, we’d road trip in a day from Florida to Wisconsin and take two days on the way back. Yes, I wasn’t alone. Once by myself, I made it from Florida to near Chicago in one stretch.
For this road trip, I left around 3 a.m. with not much sleep. I made it to about one hour outside of Washington, DC and stopped.
I realized being an empath in Mayberry, Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, is peaceful. Being an empath and feeling the collective of DC, Philly, NYC and Boston was a whole other story. I had some anxiety. I thought about that chai tea I drank while I waited for the sandman. Finally, I said to myself, ‘Get a grip. Remember who you are – a powerful Spiritual being. You’ve got this.’ I placed my hands on my chest and found my clam.
At midnight traffic in DC was a breeze. NJ Turnpike was OK. Approaching NYC, the rain started and traffic was slowly coming to life. Heading around a curve with one driver in front of me and several behind, breaks were quickly applied. There was an accident, in which I saw in dream at least one to two weeks ago. I was thankful it was not me. After that, the blur set in. I was spirit guided.
What’s really great about this is that I was never truly alone. I felt family around during the road trip. I also saw signs everywhere in the form of numbers to include master numbers 11, 22 and 33. Sometimes, 222 and 333. I loved that. Then the numbers 37 and 102 periodically appeared.
Way back story: When I was kid and the family was on road trips, we’d always ask dad how many more miles. If it was a short distance, he would say 37. For a longer distance, 102.
I was never so grateful to make it to my destination – Madison Spiritualist Camp in Maine. I slept for pretty much a day straight. My daughter, son-in-law and grandson arrived a day later. My daughter is the guest medium for the week, and we did our Two Views Message Service. Good times!
I visited other Spiritualist camps to include Etna and Temple Heights. Whale watching is on the agenda for next week and then taking my time homeward, perhaps I95 South is in my future. I got this because I am a powerful spiritual being, as are you.
Blessings of Peace and Love
Your heart center, of course. Some may think it comes from the brain and in a way it might. But first it comes from the heart and then perhaps your brain must decipher what to do with it.
Give yourself more love. First, be who you are – walking in your authentic truth is loving yourself. Having that ice cream or piece of cake without regret is loving yourself. Taking time for you is loving yourself. Think of the ways you can give yourself more love and then do them. Stop putting yourself on the back burner.
“If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.”
― Charles Bukowski
When you love yourself first, you can give love to others. The gift of love does not have to be a grand gesture – opening a door, carrying someone’s groceries, complimenting someone’s energy, clothing and hair and sending love, light and healing are all ways to give love.
“The ultimate source of abundance is to give love for the betterment of others.”
― Debasish Mridha
Being mindful will assist in recognizing how we give and receive love.
In this fast-paced life, sometimes days run into days – running yourself to exhaustion is not loving yourself. Crossing personal boundaries is not loving yourself. Over analyzing is not loving yourself. It seems easy to see what is not working when I write this, but in real time it’s more of a fog. Slow down. Breathe. Notice what is not working for you. You know what doesn’t sit well within your being. Pay attention. Make change.
“When we were born, nobody gave us a lesson on how to breathe—we just did. The same thing happens with love. Nobody tells you how to love—we just do.”
― Connor Chalfant
And finally, allow yourself to receive love by opening your heart center Trust your intuition. Allow yourself to receive love. You are worth it!
Blessing of Peace and Love
A wasp showed itself out of the blue the other day in my office while my daughter was working. When I arrived, it looked like a bomb had exploded. I saw that my flip-flop was on top of the small table by my reading chair. I knew that poor soul, the wasp, had to be under it.
The first thing I thought of was the animal totem, which is about new beginnings and bringing positive change to one’s life, and then of course, I thought of the less than energies.
For a wasp to get into my place, it first must travel through the screened porch. Yes, I have seen wasps on my porch. I have not ever had one make it into my place, let alone the kitchen area.
As I have always said, there is good and less than good in everything (Law of Duality). I called a Wiccan friend of mine who is also a Spiritualist, and we decided to salt the entire building.
After snipping the corner of a Ziploc, I poured the sea salt in. We walked around the building creating a circle of protection, allowing only good energies to pass through. Next, we did the windowsills and doorways, both inside and out. Once done, we sat and enjoyed the new cleansed energy. It truly made a difference.
Backstory: One other time I salted the same building myself. In one area of the yard, it burned a hole into the ground. I was shocked and still am as I think back on it.
Some people might consider this hocus-pocus. I consider it protection against less than good energies. It took me a minute to get there, I must admit.
Another practice brought to my attention was to ‘freeze’ people out of your life. If you want someone out of your life, write their name on a piece of paper, fold it as tiny as you can and put it in the back corner of your freezer. After I dared to do this, I found less situations with those who are not a vibrational fit. Then I learned other people I know have
done it too. It’s about protecting yourself.
I’m sure most of you have heard about putting the white light up around you for protection. The light comes from within and is the spark of God that each of has access to.
The appearance of the wasp was interesting. I like the animal totem aspect. It doesn’t hurt to protect yourself from energies and intentions that may be less than good toward you.
Later, I said to my daughter that wasp probably came from the garbage can.
Blessings of Peace and Love
Are appropriate. My sun sign is fire and I have four placements in Virgo to include my Ascendant. Anyone else fortunate to be a fire sign?
As a Sag, I am strong and passionate – some might just perceive it as blunt. I have no fear in sharing my thoughts and beliefs. I am always searching, looking to gain more knowledge.
I had a conversation recently with a water sign. It is my perception that water signs are emotional and wishy-washy – some might just perceive it as passive aggressive.
In the conversation, I noted that the differences between water and fire are evident. The water sign person thought that my words and actions were ‘confrontational,’ and I, the fire sign, stated that my perception was that a ‘conversation was taking place.’ Which is it?
Backstory: My daughter is a Cancer Sun and Cancer rising. Imagine that all our lives. LOL. We have had our moments but are in the bliss at this time and always will be forever moving forward. Because we have done and continue to do the inner work to heal our own situations.
The conversation continued with this water sign, which incidentally is not with my daughter, in case you are wondering. We did agree that everything is in constant change. It’s a start.
And as we were finishing up this conversation, what enters my visual arena? An armadillo, which is the symbol for putting up appropriate boundaries. Totally, blew me out the water. When I went to look at my favorite animal totem site, it read: ‘Speak up! Stand your Ground!’ Please, don’t encourage me. LOL.
Again, what really needs saying here is that it really doesn’t matter what your sign is – fire, water, air, earth. If everyone – me, you, he and she – did the inner work to heal situations that have happened, then true conversations could take place.
Yes, everything is in constant change, but not everything changes. It’s up to you!
Blessings of Peace and Love!
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.