Monday, November 30, 2009

The Porcupine Effect (Poll Answer: Happy or Sad)

Recently, I posted a Poll Question and asked you to submit your answer and a few of you did. I also told you that I would be submitting my answer in about a week. As promised, here it is! *smile*

Q: Regarding spirit contact, are spirits more likely have effective and evidential communication with happy-joyful people or sad-depressed people? (Bonus question: And why?)

My answer: In my experience, spirits are more likely to have effective and evidential communication with happy-joyful people than with sad-depressed people.

Based on spiritual natural law and especially on vibrational frequency, JOY is the clear winner. When we raise our vibration and experience happiness and joy we are resonating in closer frequency to those in Spirit.

Typically, the aura of a sad-depressed person is closed off to energy (including love). Sometimes people are angry and this produces what I call the Porcupine Effect. Jagged spikes surround the person like a fortress. This keeps out energy and information from spirit loved ones. Situations are interpreted as negative, bad, and hopeless.

Typically, the aura of a balanced and happy person is open to energy (especially love). Conscious connection with the Divine and intuition are evident and spirit contact happens easily. These folks usually have more faith in their path and that things will work out for the Highest and Best.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sunday speaker at UU church service

I am the Guest Speaker at the Unitarian Universalist Church tomorrow morning.

My lecture topic is Transcending Mystery thru Spiritual Connection. And I will be sharing my thoughts on the Web of Existence and ultimately the direct experience of transcending mystery through spiritual connection.

For more info, visit

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giving thanks

As we gather with family and friends today, many of us will say a prayer of thanks. For some of us, it will be the only time all year that we recognize our blessings in a big way. For some of us, it will be a continuation of thankfulness we have felt for Life, Love, Family, and more.

I believe that giving thanks is healthy, not just today but EVERY day.

Gratitude is a healthy expression of positive emotions. And by giving thanks each day, we are positively affirming the blessings in our lives and the blessings yet to come.

This is a natural and regular way to work with Spiritual Natural Laws ---the Law of Attraction, the Law of Personal Responsibility, the Law of Abundance --- to name a few.

When we give and receive, there is an energy exchange. It reminds me of the energy exchange we have with Trees. As we breath out carbon dioxide, the trees take it in and in return supply us with the oxygen we need for life. If at any point the cycle of energy exchange is interrupted, we become out of balance.

Giving thanks works the same way. The more we give thanks, the more good things come our way. This is a simplified explanation of how the Law of Abundance works.

So when you pray today, allow the prayer to come from your heart and soul with gratitude and thanksgiving. May your heart, your home, and your Life be filled with the Glory of the Divine. Blessings to All.

In the infinity of who I am, I feel gratitude for this day.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

It's all fun & games

It's all fun and games until someone gets their eye poked!

Well, a funny thing happened on the way to the Blog . . .

Three days ago, I was telling my family that I need to schedule my annual eye checkup. Two days ago, I was inspired to write my most recent blogpost Seeing Spirit with Clairvoyance. And that night as I was responding to my son's cries at 4:00 a.m. it happened.

In the near pitch darkness, I was bending down to pick my baby boy up when he put his hand up and his finger poked my eye. It was excruciatingly painful!!! And it still hurts! [I've had my eye poked before, but those were just glancing blows.]

I commandeered my son's Frosty Bear ice pack that I reserve for his bumps and bruises from walking and other adventures. And I stationed myself on the couch for a good couple of hours as I joined the League of the Temporarily Blind. That was yesterday.

My eye is recovering, but my point (ha ha) is that themes happen. I am noticing the pattern (eye doctor, spirit sight blog, eyepoke) and chuckling. Some people say that there are no accidents. Today is a day that I agree with them.

Perhaps I'll be able to see better (physically and spiritually) after I'm all healed up.

Now, where's that Frosty Bear?

Seeing Spirit with Clairvoyance

Clairvoyance is the mediumship term used for "seeing spirit" and is typically experienced in the mind's eye and rarely with the physical eye. Clairvoyance is one of the 5 Cs. Read more about the 5 Cs in this blogpost.

Sometimes when I 'see' spirit in readings, I get a quick glance at the spirit's face and/or body. I may see one or more of the following:
  • facial hair (mustache, beard, bushy eyebrows)
  • nose (big, small, average)
  • hair style
  • hair color
  • eye color
  • gender
  • smile
  • cheeks
  • body build
  • height
  • mobility issues
Usually, I notice the most prominent feature, but occasionally I notice a group of minor details that add up to the whole person. This helps with physical identification of the spirit loved one. When I describe what I see, clients often happily report, "that's my Mom" or "that's my son" and so on.

[Sometimes I feel like a witness trying to give a description to a police officer. I admit I don't always notice everything, but it's fascinating what I do notice.]

From time to time, spirit will also show me physical locations, objects, or other people still here on the earth plane. This is a visual way for them to relay information. Not all spirits provide information visually, so they communicate in other ways.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Poll: Happy or Sad?

Let's take a poll . . .

Regarding spirit contact, are spirits more likely to have effective and evidential communication with happy-joyful people or sad-depressed people? (Bonus question: And why?)

Please submit your answer in the comment section. I will respond in about one week with my own answer.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Flashes of light

I am a medium, so I 'see' things. *smile* Well, every now and then, I see a small light. (And I don't mean an orb or a light flying around the room like Tinkerbell.) I am talking about a small pinprick of light that remains stationary and lasts for 2-3 seconds. It resembles a star from the night sky, albeit a very miniature one.

This little 'flash of light' is a spirit.

Sometimes I see a 'flash of light' (or a miniature star) around clients during readings --- either near the client's chair or in another part of the room. Also, I remember seeing them in a museum, on the trail in the woods, here at home, and at church.

When I see that pinprick of light, I focus on asking the spirit to provide me with more information and to share their essence. Much like seeing spirit in side vision, it's a way that we can perceive those in spirit.

These flashes of light are just another way for spirit loved ones to communicate that they are with us. In fact, some of my clients have mentioned seeing them as well.

Have you seen spirit lights this way?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Lessons from a Child: Stumbling

Because of his new found mobility, it is necessary for my toddler son to wear shoes occasionally. I prefer him to be barefoot, but if shoes must happen that he at least wear soft shoes that do not inhibit his foot growth, so he mainly wears moccasins.

However, due to the recent wet weather and resulting big puddles, I put thick-soled shoes on his feet. I might as well have hobbled him. It was worse than watching someone trying to walk in high heels for the first time.

Because he enjoys the momentum and the journey of walking so much, he keeps trying. And today I am proud to tell you that he exhibits ever-increasing dexterity, balance, and confidence when he walks in the thick-soled shoes. He stills trips up from time to time as he toddles along, but he doesn't let his stumbles dampen his adventuring spirit.

Somehow he knows that minor spills are no big deal and any major spills [complete with heartbreaking *gulp* tears and ice when necessary] are temporary as well. And while he appreciates his mommy comforting him, he eventually is bored with being in pain or miserable, pulls himself back to standing, and moves quickly into a confident gait again.

My son is one of my mentors. He is teaching me to shake off situations in which I have 'stumbled'. Before him, I used to make myself unnecessarily unhappy for slight trip-ups on my life path by reviewing them in my mind over and over. Now, I affirm that I release the past easily and gracefully.

When we try something new for the first time, we may stumble, much like my son. As we gain confidence and experience, we learn to walk our path with greater ease. Occasionally, we have temporary set-backs. When new experiences are presented, look at them as opportunities for growth. My son gets back up and tries again and so can you and I!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Walking in autumn leaves

Walking in the autumn time is a wonderful opportunity to watch the trees don their brilliant colors of red, orange, and yellow. Like peacocks on display, the trees celebrate in fine style with dancing and chatting.

Yes, I said chatting. As the leaves on the trees dry, they rustle in the wind, commenting on the glorious sky, the birds on the fly, and the passerby.

In a few short weeks, the leaves fall and the splendor begins to carpet the ground.

Depending on the strength of the wind at a given moment, the leaves can swirl and dance outrageously or softly float downward like exhausted dancers.

As I shuffle through the ankle deep leaves, I savor the swooshing sound around my shoes. For me, the crunchy remnants of the glories of autumn create the perfect opportunity for white noise, facilitating a light meditative state.

I am in the moment of Now.

I feel the hum in my body as I resonate with the sounds and feel of Mother Nature. The autumn leaves whisper their secrets.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Growing our children

Right now, because I am busy growing up this child of mine, I am fascinated by the shaping of young minds/bodies/souls. I look at my one-year-old son and other children and wonder who they will be as adults.

Will they be strong, loyal, compassionate, and adaptable people? Will they feel wounded by life events, especially social interactions, and stagnant in misery? Or will they feel grateful for the lessons, courageously become their own person, and give thanks for this Divine experience?

Because of my young son, I have the opportunity to interact with various children's groups. And I have the opportunity to observe the budding social behavior of children ages 6 months to 4 years. It would seem that there are four main kinds of behavior exhibited:

  • the child who sits quietly in his mother's lap, shyly taking in the world, rarely smiling, and stiffly going through the motions
  • the child who jumps or climbs off out of his mother's arms to explore the room, interact with people, and play independently too --- creatively dodging (and sometimes just barely) the label of mischief maker
  • the child who dutifully and joyfully does exactly as the teacher and mother suggest--- returns to the lap when told and plays nicely with the toys or instruments
  • the child who arches his back and cries out plaintively, he wants to play longer with an instrument or doesn't want to share at that moment, or he's overwhelmed or tired or just plain moody.

Depending on the day (or moment for some), ANY child can exhibit ANY of the above behaviors. Some possible factors responsible for the behavior shift may include:

  • newness to the group
  • age, developmental stage (babe in arms, crawling, walking, running), and/or level or ability
  • parental cues
  • hunger, tiredness, or mild sickness (such as teething)
Of course these are just the behaviors and factors I've noticed. There could be others. However, I've noticed that MOST of the children predominantly stick with ONE behavior type, regardless of the above factors.

I read somewhere that personality is mostly formed in the first three years of life. That is such a small window of time! Three years to create the foundation of a person and help to get it right, wrong, or otherwise.

[In fact, personality becomes so entrenched from that young age that I have witnessed it beyond 'the grave'. During readings, those in Spirit share their essence, especially their personality and behaviors while they were on the Earth plane.]

Personality and behavorial tendencies seem to have bearing on a child's reaction to events, so as I experience these children's groups I am witnessing history and future in the making.

What does the future hold for these beings of Light living a human experience? The adventure of Life.

As parents and loving elders, we have the important task [and joy] of modeling compassionate, strong, loyal, and adaptable behavior. We are helping to write our children's life stories and shape their experience as souls. We are growing our children.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Day of the Dead

On this day, family and friends gather to pray for and remember loved ones in Spirit. Even though this holiday is celebrated in many countries of the world (including the United States and Mexico), it is not a holiday that I am familiar with personally.

I am very interested in what I have read about this holiday, especially because it revolves around one of my favorite topics: Spirit Communication.

This holiday actually takes place on two days. On November 1, deceased children and infants are honored on what is called the "Day of the Innocents" (or Day of the Little Angels). And on November 2, the adults are honored on the "Day of the Dead".

What I find most interesting about this holiday is that many people believe that during the Day of the Dead it is easier for the souls of the departed to visit with the living. People actually flock to cemetaries to communicate with their Spirit loved ones. [Spirit communication on a grand scale - awesome!]

On this one day (or two days, depending on how you look at it), people believe that their loved ones in Spirit will hear the prayers, requests, and comments directed to them. To facilitate the discussion, they build private altars stocked with candles and the favorite foods and drinks of the departed, as well as photos and special objects of their loved ones ---all in the hopes of encouraging Spirit Communication.

Many celebrants recall funny events and share stores about their loved ones. Some have picnics at the gravesites. Some spend all night beside the graves of their loved ones --- and may even bring extra pillows and blankets for the deceased so they can rest after their long journey.

The Catholic church and some other Christian churches have a similar observance of these holidays (All Saints Day and All Souls Day), but without the same kinds of devotions of the Day of the Dead.

It would be interesting to speak with someone who celebrates the Day of the Dead. If you have personal experience with celebrating the Day of the Dead and have experienced spirit communication because of it, I would be interested in your story.