I don’t “believe.” I know there is something unseen that hears us when we are in distress…angels, deceased loved ones, I don’t know for certain, but I’ve had too many encounters to dismiss them as mere coincidence. I’ve always been able to connect with the unseen and what happened today is just one example of how the unseen sends us messages of comfort when we keep our minds and hearts open.
Since I’ve lived on this property, I have become known as “The Bird Lady” or “The Feather Woman” because of my deep connection to birds and their feathers. The unseen has often communicated through birds and feathers that have shown up at uncanny times (many examples in my book Earth Divine – Adventures of an Everyday Mystic). And of course, I’ve carried the name Robin since birth.
For two days I’ve been dealing with a very unpleasant task that has really been kicking my butt mentally and physically. When I finally was nearing the end of the task this afternoon (part of which involved emptying my coat closet) I found a small unrecognizable crumpled piece of metal in the back of the closet floor. I carefully undid the tangle of metal to reveal this bird ornament that I’ve never seen before. When I moved in here 20 years ago I scoured every floor, wall, and cupboard to remove cat odor and there was no ornament in that closet!
I also subscribe to a daily angel card reading and today my card said, “You have the natural ability to connect with departed loved ones. Today the angels surround you with much love and comfort. Perhaps you've been receiving messages from your loved ones recently or you may find that today you have a message that comes to you in the form of signs, smells, thoughts or feelings. Believe in these signs and know that your loved ones are well and are bringing you these signs to reassure you that they are happy. They wish to also let you know that you are very loved and they also wish to confirm with you that the connection you've made with them recently is very real.”
This ornament is my sign that someone - probably my mother who named me and who I’ve been thinking about - is watching over me and sending love by showing me a shiny little bird to give me a much-needed smile.
Keep your heart open and watch for the signs. Having trouble connecting on your own? I'd love to do a reading for you!
Once I started opening myself to see through the eyes of my heart the divine aspects of life became evident everywhere I looked. A new kind of art appeared as dew on spiderwebs. The whisper of a breeze through a forest of balsam pine stole my breath and held me back from turning the radio on. The many scents of a spring day awakened my own rebirthing. Magic awaited my conscious recognition around every corner.
The keys to this zenith arrived with one simple addition to my daily schedule. Meditation swept me away like Alice down the rabbit hole. I traded a few minutes of house cleaning, reading, or stitchery for a scant hour of bliss by meditating a minimum of five days per week for up to an hour at the same time each day as the sun began its descent. I treated the daily jaunts into my inner depths as an adventure into unexplored territory. As the door opened to my heart so did the wonder and awe I remembered from childhood. The world came alive with color, sound, sensation, and the delicious changing scents of each season. Dreams called forth symbols and offered messages unlike the old mundane wanderings of my resting mind. Loneliness fled as I began to discern a tangible life force in trees, plants, rocks, and water and my heart opened to friendships with all of creation.
Perhaps you don’t have forty-five minutes or an hour to dedicate to meditation yet, most can squeeze out ten or fifteen minutes upon waking or just before sleep. As a species we are far too busy and frenetic these days and time to chill out is not only refreshing and necessary, but also well-earned. Meditation carries an added benefit that it can be done by anyone whether you are religious or not.
Find a comfortable place to sit or lie down. Take slow rhythmic breaths, holding for four seconds at the end of the inhale and exhale; once you are comfortable you can increase the pauses to seven seconds. If you are tempted to fall asleep you may try focusing on a point on the inside of your forehead. If you are distracted simply remind yourself to return your focus. Falling asleep is not the end of the world so if you are starting your practice before work or a pending appointment it is probably a good idea to set an alarm with a gentle wake-up sound.
Okay. Now you have opened the door. Whether or not you take the time to meditate, just by reading this you are ready to bring more presence to your day. Here are seven things to watch for or try out once you step over the threshold:
When you are done with this list you may wish to expand to more things in your environment and see on a deeper level. Can you envision a tree as another being? Can you see an ant as a vital part of our ecosystem? There is so much more to daily life than we allow for. As you bring more consciousness and presence to each step throughout the day, you can see and appreciate more which makes for a happier you overall. Try meditation or at least slow down as you move through the day and notice your surroundings. Enjoy the peace that comes with really seeing and being grateful for all you have.
Need some extra guidance? Allow me to do an enlightening and compassionate reading for you!
Blessings on this International Day of Peace!
Love is everywhere.
During my sixty-three years of life on this planet I have come to understand love as something always present in every visible and invisible molecule. I envision the power of love as an electrical current that we can tap into at any time via conscious intent. When we allow ourselves to shut down by becoming too busy, fearful, stressed, or jaded we may lose awareness of the love current, yet we never lose access to it. By choosing to focus on love we awaken our ability to alter or change our environment.
Fifteen years ago I received a challenge from a friend, who for purposes of this article, I will call Jill. “Try focusing on love when you prepare your meal and let me know what happens.”
Yeah, right. I thought this was the strangest thing I had ever heard.
My friend Jill knew I quavered on shaky confidence the first few years fresh out of a troubled eighteen-year marriage and subsequent agonizing divorce. Out of love and concern for my healing Jill’s initial dares were harmless prods inviting me to try odd things I had never tried before. “Come up with a list of people who became famous after age sixty.” The exercise gave me hope that all was not lost as I faced a new beginning in middle age. She suggested “See if you can make a delicious soup using as many root vegetables as you can find,” in order that I might direct some of my energy toward keeping my body healthy, strong, and by way of root vegetables, grounded as I set to putting my life back in order. She heard I liked art and commissioned me to design two paintings among other tasks to bring out the repressed parts of myself.
Most challenging of all for a then sick-to-my-stomach shy, bedraggled person, Jill cast a wider net in hopes that I might tap into and capture my own current of love. “A friend is having a party. Please come and tell her guests stories on her deck. You can do it! It’ll be fun!” Jill’s requests sometimes seemed outrageous, yet I knew her motives were driven by her knowledge of the love current.
Jill and her husband, Earl, who found enjoyable entertainment in my sharing of personal stories around the kitchen table, insisted I was a natural storyteller. Encouraged by their smiles and applause I started writing my own fictional stories. I had just taken my first open-minded baby steps in the direction of personal healing and spiritual growth so, fear-be-damned I forged ahead with Jill and Earl waving their pom-poms all the way. I did everything she suggested including acceptance of the invitation for the deck party storytelling. Fun and storytelling on a stage, with strangers no less, had not yet found a comfortable kinship in my brain. On party night I thought I might be nursing an ulcer, but pain and all I surprised myself with a hilarious adlibbed intro disguised as an old woman wearing a hooded cape and sneakers. Everyone roared and my confidence grew a few sizes larger.
With many of Jill’s dares under my belt, she came up with the “put love in the food” challenge after I told her about my desire to pay another friend back for helping me with some home repairs by making him a nice vegetarian meal; a friend who happened to have been one of the strangers in the audience on the auspicious evening of my storytelling debut one year prior. After nursing some healthy skepticism, I decided to give Jill’s latest challenge a whirl. If a veteran shy person could make twenty-five people laugh at a party after enduring a long, grueling divorce, anything was possible. Still, the skeptic in me devised a scientific test sure to debunk the crazy idea that focusing on love would make any kind of impact. Only one of my dishes would receive a concentration of mindful, loving intent…the one I least expected to earn rave reviews.
The menu consisted of a veggie sandwich on homemade bread, garden veggie soup, carrot salad, and fresh berry pie on a homemade shortbread crust. I spent the morning whipping together the abundance of ingredients each recipe required in silence, but with a mind full of useless chatter as I always had in the past. Before I gathered the four simple ingredients for the carrot salad, I found a favorite CD that brings out my happy, slapped it into the player, and got to work. I danced around the kitchen measuring, shredding, and stirring, while chanting “Love, Love, Love!” In my mind’s eye I urged little red hearts and love-filled memories to play out in living color. If nothing else I had more fun making that simple carrot salad than I had ever had in my life!
My guest arrived hungry and I set each dish on the table with flourish, first the soup followed by bread, sandwich fixings, and carrot salad. If I do say so myself everything matched my gourmet standard and tickled my taste buds the way fresh-made recipes tend to do. The surprise came when my guest exclaimed over and over again, “Oh! WHAT is in this carrot salad? It’s dee-licious!” He asked for a second helping and later dove for the bowl a third and fourth time, continuing to marvel at the simplest of all the recipes. As we scraped up the last bites of berry pie, my friend still babbled on about what I considered a humble, run-of-the-mill carrot salad.
These experiences made a believer out of me on many counts. I learned that positive intention goes a long way toward a successful outcome, whether it be at work or in play. We can draw love out of people and situations or create our own infusion to inject into whatever needs an extra boost. Jill’s belief in me, her love, and quirky requests encouraged me to move forward and stretch myself into realms I never imagined possible. In mid-life my courage swelled, manufactured by tapping into the love current and a desire to live life as I had not allowed previously. Love helped me ride the waves of my personal quest and kept me from being swallowed up by fear.
I realized that if love can transform a modest carrot salad into an exquisite ambrosia fit for a king, love can transform anything. Love is the stuff we are made of and we can conjure up love’s magic any time we so choose.
What magic will you do with the love current, now that you know its power?
We long to understand ourselves and the world, and our spiritual preferences are personal and varied. We can choose our own path and allow others to do the same...
As a minister’s daughter who moved away from organized religion, finding my spiritual path has been the most important goal of my life. One of the many ways people define themselves is by their belief systems or lack thereof. One might say they are religious, spiritual but not religious, spiritual, atheist, agnostic, or somewhere in-between. Our spiritual lives are formed out of the human desire to understand ourselves in the context of a changing and oftentimes chaotic world.
“Religious” is clear; you subscribe to a set of predetermined precepts or dogma as prescribed by one of thousands of structured religions. There is usually a God or gods and goddesses in the equation and most include the characteristics of faith, belief, worship, and creed. At their conception different people in different parts of the world formed religious beliefs and codes from their own views of the world and the cosmos, and often from their fears. Though religions vary, many share common guidelines for moral behavior. None are wrong and at the same time many try to force others to believe the precepts or dogmas of a single structure. That’s not cool in my book and the failure rate is high. Trust me, I knocked on plenty of doors passing out Bibles in my early days and learned that people will believe what they want to believe.
“Spiritual but not religious” can take many forms depending on what you grew up with and how you have processed the difference between what you were taught and what you now believe. You may have gained new insights, departed from your religion of origin and yet, still cling to certain religious ideologies.
“Spiritual” can also take many forms as in “religious and spiritual” or “spiritual but not religious” but tends to move further away from strictly what you have been taught and closer to mature recognition of universal themes among religions, mutual respect, interdependence, and mindfulness of natural laws – those indisputable commandments provided by Mother Earth and our environment. What we do to ourselves we do to the earth and what we do to the earth we do to ourselves.
An atheist is defined as someone who lacks belief in a God or being higher than oneself. An agnostic is someone who disbelieves in any kind of God or gods and also rejects the idea of anything existing beyond what they can see with their mortal eyes, though either may sit in wonder at a sunset or the vastness of an ocean. It seems to me that an atheist or an agnostic might still define themselves as spiritual if they pass their choices through the heart and do no harm to others, similar to a degree to the original intent of most religious and spiritual practices.
I have often been defined by others as being “SO spiritual” and the sentiment feels off-putting, as though I am in some way above the ordinary. To me the word “spiritual” is simply one more way to label a person when it is used in that way. When we label we separate ourselves from each other. The word “spirituality” on the other hand is something we can claim as our own chosen path that strives to make us better humans. If I am a spiritual person, you too are a spiritual person if our mutual aim is to make the lives of ourselves AND the lives of others of equal higher caliber with respect and compassion, though our “rules” may be different. When we claim our own spirituality there is no need to reject others for not thinking and feeling the way we do. We can talk about our own path and what works for us and it is okay for others to follow a dissimilar path.
Where Spirituality Loses Ground
The crossroads where we fall away from the spiritual path onto a rocky road is when we start telling others that our spirituality is the only way and they are wrong for theirs. The road gets even rockier when we are hypocritical. By veering away from the dogma we say we believe make us better humans, doing the very things our religion or practice instructs us NOT to do, we taint our spiritual lives with lies. Spirituality is a very personal thing and to that end there are easily as many spiritual paths as there are people! Perhaps it was meant that way, for us to each have different experiences, that we might share our individual experiences with each other and grow from the sharing instead of being at odds and arguing over who is right.
How spiritual are we if our religion teaches us the Golden Rule – a maxim taught by many religions and cultures – and we treat others as lesser beings based on race, gender identity, political affiliation, or other petty grounds? How spiritual are we if we ignore the fact that even within one religion, using Christianity as an example, there are a multitude of translations of sacred text? The Holy Bible has been translated into 636 languages and within those languages there are nuances that can change meaning from one language to the next. There are over one hundred versions of the Bible in the English language alone and many of the translations conflict. The majority of these translations leave out several of the original books, removed from public access at the Council of Nicea where, under the leadership of Roman Emperor Constantine, a relatively small group of men decided what to keep and what to hide away in an archive. Those who did not agree with certain portions of included text were exiled and/or excommunicated. From this perspective we can see that the idea of one and only one true spiritual way is created in the mind, rather than in the heart.
The Path of Mysticism
We are all on different levels of learning in this earth school as well as having had varied learning experiences. If forced to define my spiritual path I would call myself a mystic. I don’t take things at face value, nor do I believe everything I read, hear, or am told because there are too many conflicting ideas. I ask questions, LOTS of questions and process the answers through my heart and soul. Though I was raised in a Christian belief system, certain things did not make sense and too many variables of belief existed from church to church within the same religion. At the same time, I have come to appreciate my early religious training and that of others and can now walk into any place of worship and feel comfortable without having to change who I am. I am my own spiritual experiment and I base my path on personal experiences which often include things of a paranormal nature. Personal experience is not belief, it is knowing truth as it is offered to you as one cell in a greater whole.
The mystical path is not for those who seek a predictable universe because trusting your personal mystical experiences will most likely lead you away from dogma and into realms that offer no promise, explanation, or proof. Mysticism is the way of the unknown and can leave you with more questions than answers. It is a way of resurrecting your innate intuition and finding your place as one small piece of nature. Mysticism’s only requirement is personal responsibility and deep respect for all living things. It invites you to realize the original source of your views and feelings so you can heal the recurring circumstances, reactions, or beliefs that keep you stuck in your personal life and your life as a world citizen. The way of the mystic points inward and does not rely on outward dictates. It is a way of awe, wonder, and uncovering the wisdom and magic that life holds. It is a way to remember who you were before society shaped and molded you and the way of mystics does not usually fit into any organized system or group. Though it sounds like an austere way of life, mystics are often playful, imaginative, and fun to be around.
How to Find Your Spirituality
If spiritual status quo is no longer fulfilling, if you are skeptical or something just doesn’t feel right about your current spiritual path, trust that feeling. A wise Christian elder told me to drive around my neighborhood and stop in front of churches, sit there for a few minutes, and see how I felt. I am certain her vision was for me to only visit different Christian denominations until I found one that felt right, rather than including temples, mosques, and ashrams, but it was a step in the right direction. A wise Native American once told me to try many religions and experience different traditions so when an unfamiliar tradition appeared on my path I steered toward it to learn and discern.
Finding your personal spiritual path can be a lonely journey since a majority of people wish to keep things status quo and there will be those who reject anything else. You will be led to people who accept and love you for who you are, though they may also hold alternate views. You will find you can be in the company of people of different traditions and can listen to their views without needing to impose or enforce your own. You will use “I” statements as you tell others about your path.
No matter what path you follow, people will see what they will see in you, based on their own level of openness, understanding, and compassion. No one I have ever met has beaten life’s emotional ups and downs in total. Many hide behind their belief system as a way of pointing fingers at others, a wheel spinning practice that imprisons them in turmoil.
Once you have healed any obstacles to a more expansive perspective and sampled a variety of traditions you can decide which path is the best one for you. As you grow your views may change and evolve. I’ve known a few who came full circle and made a relaxed re-entry into their original religion with an attitude of acceptance and “To each his own” toward other religions and traditions. As long as you are in relationship to others and this earth, life gets easier as you formulate your own spiritual life and allow others to do the same.
Ultimately spirituality is a compass that helps us navigate life and in my view we are all heading toward the same place. I keep a small symbol in my mind to remind me of this, a whirlwind contained in a circle like a wheel with curvy spokes. If viewed from the side this appears as many paths leading up the side of a mountain. Considering the vast diversity of human spiritual ideals, the best we can strive for is to walk beside each other and help each other up when we stumble. Choose your spoke and one day we will meet at the top.
If you are unsure and want some guidance regarding your spiritual path, I am happy to do a reading for you so you can gain clarity!
Once upon a time I stood awakening to profound synchronicities coming at me from every direction. These little “coincidences” often happened in startling succession, bumping into each other until I had to admit something mystical was happening. I had a sense of something larger watching over me, an angel or a benevolent God. Upon sharing this information, a friend said, “I don’t trust synchronicity.”
At that early stage my coincidences thus far had led me in a satisfying, joyful direction. My friend’s comment puzzled me for years until a long series of synchronous events led me to a disappointing dead end. I look back at that first disappointment and consider alternate healthier choices I might have made – to let go of pushing so hard for the result I wanted and allow things to unfold organically, to stay on the path of inner work and continue to grow, and to let go of expectations. It was not until recently, after enduring another discouraging end of tremendous serendipitous occurrences, that I understood what synchronicity is and why my friend hesitated to trust it.
It now makes sense that both my friend and me expected synchronicity to always lead to a happy ending and when it did not, we imagined that the universe or some wayward God must be playing tricks on us. This idea assumes that something higher is in complete charge and I have no say in my destiny. As I look deeper I see how each string of connected serendipitous events pointed toward the apex, a crossroads of sorts where I had a clear choice of which way to go. The higher power I sensed stood at that crossroads, not to point the “right” way but rather to hold a light so I could see the choices laid out before me and make my own decision.
At the point where #synchronicity offers you choice, the secret to choosing the satisfying, joyful direction is consciousness. You must stop at the crossroads long enough to envision where either choice has the potential to take you. Do both roads lead to the greater good? Does one road lead you to leave a trail of pain as you step over those you hurt by choosing that direction? Does either choice lead you to repeat past mistakes? What is your motive in choosing one road over another? Does either road take you out of your #personal power or enhance it?
By “personal power” I do not mean power to destroy, manipulate, or control others. In Psychology Today, Robert W Firestone Ph.D. writes that positive, healthy personal power is “based on strength, confidence, and competence that individuals gradually acquire in the course of their development. It is self-assertion, and a natural, healthy striving for love, satisfaction and meaning in one's interpersonal world. This type of power represents a movement toward self-realization and transcendent goals in life; its primary aim is mastery of self, not others. Personal power is more an attitude or state of mind than an attempt to maneuver or control others. It is based on competence, vision, positive personal qualities, and service. When externalized it is likely to be more generous, creative and humane than other forms of power.”
The way to deepen your consciousness involves spiritual practice. Yoga, meditation, breathwork, and shamanic exercises awaken your intuition, feed your creativity, and strengthen your connection to all that is. When you know yourself as one cell in a greater whole it is easy to choose a path that is paved with love; love that chooses self-respect and self-responsibility over victimhood, projection, and blaming; love that chooses equanimity, respect, and care for the well-being of every living being in equal measure with care for the self.
When you have fortified yourself with personal power you begin to recognize synchronicity as choice point and a place to hold a mirror up to yourself. When faced with difficult choices, be honest with yourself about your motives. Be on the lookout for choices you think will put you on “easy street.” For instance, if money and power are your first priority and the way you attain those desires causes others pain and undue suffering, you will need to rethink your priorities. Life presents a multitude of challenges and there is no way to avoid discomfort. Some of the most financially stable people I’ve known are miserable, unfulfilled human beings because they have not learned to balance receiving with giving. In fact, some of your greatest challenges can serve as your greatest strides forward in personal growth. It may take a few synchronicities where you choose from egoic motives and those choices lead to dead ends or adverse circumstances before you begin to recognize the choices that lead to true confidence, competence, joy, #wisdom, and self-realization may be the ones that involve more effort and working through obstacles.
If you are struggling to decide on the choice that is for the Highest Good, a reading may place emphasis on the choice you already know in your spirit is the right one for you! Contact me and I will be happy to be a channel as you make your decision!
I’ve had clients who expressed having some mild anxiety before their readings. As children, many of our parents steered us away from spiritualists and mediums by way of comments such as “That’s evil!” “The Bible says it’s wrong!” “You’re inviting bad entities if you see a fortune teller!” “Psychics are conduits for the devil!” So, what does a child do when they naturally commune with deceased loved ones and have premonitions that come true? Sadly, with no adult support, they stuff down their God-given abilities and hide who they really are.
After 4 decades of stuffing myself, there came a day when I could no longer hold my abilities in secret. It dawned on me that biologically we are animals. God/Creator has given every creature on earth, an internal mechanism for navigating a sometimes-hostile environment. I realized how many troubling consequences I could have averted if I had listened to my solar plexus – just one spot in my body where my intuition speaks. Instead I had been taught to NOT trust myself or my inner guidance and like most of us, when the feeling in my gut screamed “No!” I went ahead anyway and got into some hair-raising situations. Our feelings are there for a good reason and we all have them. The secret is in learning that we are not “evil” or “corrupt” for paying attention to God’s gift to us to keep us safe and living in joy!
LOVE IN ACTION
Since I began trusting my intuition, I also realized how healing this ability can be. I once had a strong feeling I should deliver a certain gift to a woman who had become reclusive after losing her husband. I had a dream in which I felt that the husband had given me a message to deliver to his wife. I did not know them well and at first I hesitated when I heard the old voices playing in my head that this might be coming from a dark place. But a friend encouraged me to follow through and it turned out that the gift I delivered contained several things that connected the wife to her husband, unbeknownst to me. The woman thanked me over and over and I became one of the few people she would come to the phone for. The gift was healing for her as well as for me, because I learned that I could help people by trusting myself. I’ve had so many of these experiences that I no longer hold back.
When I see the glow on someone’s face who is at the receiving end of one of my readings, I am certain that properly done readings – treating the client with respect and compassion – are blessed by God. When the intent is Love, there is nothing dark or evil about psychic readings or connecting with the spirits of deceased loved ones. If you say you believe in a Heaven, then why wouldn’t that include continuing to relate to our loved ones on earth after we die? I see no difference between the prophets of old who connected to their God, than a modern day psychic who foresees beneficial outcomes for others.
NO ONE TO BLAME
There are many people who like to find someone to blame when “bad” things happen, and psychics have sometimes been in the line of fire. In truth both the good and the distressing happen to all of us throughout life. There is nothing to blame but life itself. We live in a chaotic, ever-changing world and ups and downs have been the pattern throughout history. The ethical psychics I know always open with a prayer asking for guidance from the highest place. I have found that the worst things that happen come from ignorance, hate, and blind following of doctrines that were originally designed to help fill the coffers of corrupt, dishonest individuals and groups.
May your reading bring you closer to Truth, the Angels, your own spirit, your loved ones in Spirit, and the goodness and joy that are available to us all! Many Blessings of Love to you and yours!
I've had requests from clients asking for definitive answers to major life decisions, such as "Should I marry ________?" "Should I sell my property to ________?" "Should I leave my secure job to work for ________?"
I can understand wanting God or the Angels to make a decision for you. Often, the choices we must make trigger fear...fear of making a wrong turn. First of all, as my very wise mother once said, "Most of the things we fear never come to pass."
Second, we have free will, our gift from God that permits us to sometimes make and learn from our mistakes.
Third, as long as we learn the lesson of the mistake, it is not necessary to return to the same lesson later in life.
Fourth, in answer to your specific query, God and the Angels will answer in a way that does not take your freedom away, rather than give you an absolute. For instance, in answer to "Should I marry________?" you will receive something like "New love is yours should you choose it." In answer to "Should I leave my secure job to work for ________?" you will receive a response that tells you "It's time to try new things, go on an adventure, be creative!" but it will NOT specify the new thing you must move toward. The most your reading will tell you is that "The road is clear to move ahead with a new project," but it will NOT define the new project, adventure, work or person your new trajectory is with. I would add that if anyone does give you a definitive answer such as "You WILL marry Joe Smith," or "You WILL go to UCLA,"You WILL divorce your husband," they are interfering with your freedom to choose and that individual may have some unchecked control issues.
An ethical psychic told me, "I see you returning to school in 3-5 years." He saw it and his "seeing" left me with a choice whether or not to go to school and if I did go I could choose where. On another occasion the same psychic said he saw that I was with a person who was causing me a great deal of angst and, "I hear you saying if this guy doesn't stop doing what he's doing, we're through." His prediction, if you will, still left leeway for me to make the final decision as opposed to saying something like, "You must divorce your husband! He's no good for you!"
The Highest Powers who speak through an ethical psychic want what is for your highest good and will always suggest things to turn you in that direction and protect you from harm. At the same time, God and the Angels know that someone who operates on flimsy ethics could face serious repercussions if they direct you definitively rather than suggest possibilities. If a client is clearly directed by a psychic to marry a certain person or leave a secure job, and that marriage or replacement job turns sour, the client could blame the psychic, when in actuality the freedom to choose is ALWAYS yours!
As for fear, sit with it. Where is it coming from? You may be able to discern the right choice by running each possibility through your mind while sitting quietly. Pay attention to what happens in your body with each scenario. Usually one choice will cause more tightness or anxiety than the other. The value of listening to your gut feeling is priceless! We are all on a journey of growth and sometimes mistakes happen. In the long run, when we grow from the experience we are much further ahead.
The Angels are always with you to comfort and encourage.
Wishing you many joys and the freedom to choose!
Today the Guardian Angel of Creativity is with us! The card says, “Creative energy flows for me the more I choose to express my feelings.” Ahh, this makes so much sense! The importance of feeling our feelings has come to me from MANY directions the last few days.
Years ago, in my 20s and 30s, I felt stuck. I made hand-crafted items to sell at random craft shows and gifts for my family and those of my (then) spouse’s large family. I took part in a variety of pastimes and hobbies, but nothing really fulfilled me. Expressing my feelings about my lack of fulfillment and the fact that we were unable to produce children was met with a stern eye or angry verbal challenge. So, I spent a lot of time crying when I was alone.
Once that episode of my life ended I sought classes, books, and therapies that opened my heart and taught me that my feelings and emotions were valid. I explored my past and discovered the source of an unrelenting restlessness and sadness. Soon, I reached for new forms of creativity. Writing and poetry gave me a safe way of expressing my inner-most thoughts. Gradually I shared myself with more and more people and worked through my angst to gain comfort with stage storytelling. By that time, I had many stories to tell of my new life adventures. I began feeling a sense of purpose…for the first time in my life I felt I mattered to more than my parents and brother.
The icing on the cake was when a classmate (in my body-centered psychotherapy training) witnessed my tears and said, “You look so beautiful when you cry. It’s like there are diamonds rolling down your cheeks!” Finally, there were people who accepted my feelings without taking them on and I knew it was okay to be a sensitive person. And it is that sensitivity that allows me to read for you. This gift, that I once tucked deep inside to avoid ridicule, is what was given to me to use to understand myself and help others attain greater clarity in their lives.
I am grateful to God and the Angels for guiding me toward experiences that freed me and gave me courage to be who I am...and incidentally, since I now feel free in my self-expression, I cry and feel sad a fraction of the time I once did! I am thankful and humbled that I may serve you as a psychic and medium! I invite you to learn about yourself by finding the source of your sadness and anger and know your feelings are valid – they are your teachers! One very effective way to explore yourself and jumpstart your creativity is through the Creation Temple with Susie Beiler: https://susiebeiler.com/creation-temple/
Many Blessings and Love,
Today is launch day! A new chapter in my life as I embrace the innate gifts I came here to share! Here on my new blog you find thoughts and musings that are different from my newsletter. I will give you content geared toward your greatest happiness and comfort.
I've done many things in my working life - retail clerk, holistic health practitioner, artist, writer, lay minister, and probably a few other things I've forgotten about. At each juncture I have wondered, "Is this the thing I am meant to do?"
Perhaps you too have wondered the same thing and I have a suggestion: Put your whole heart into whatever you are doing at the moment. Each thing you do, if not "thee" thing you came here for, is a stepping stone. As you step from one to the next, asking all the while to be shown to the door of your special gift, know there are no mistakes and no failure, for each thing gives you experiences you need on your life path. Keep your eyes and heart open. Watch for signs and synchronicities to give you clues. Check your expectations at the door and know that your purpose may not appear huge to human eyes, but it is seen by the higher realms and it is what "they" see as your best attribute for creating a healthier world. Like mine, your purpose could be right under your nose...
I always knew I could connect to the Unseen - angels, deceased loved ones, nature spirits - often in spectacular ways, but because I feared rejection (and received plenty if I showed my ability) I tried to bury this gift. But a purpose that is squashed will bug you in subtle and not-so-subtle ways until you either experience enough painful angst that you can no longer hide behind a persona that is not authentically you or die with the music still inside of you!
And remember...as you travel this road we call life, YOU are a gift and your presence is needed, even if you don't know why or how!
Many Blessings of Love,