March 31, 2005
Everyday Life as a Psychic
I was recently asked about how being psychic has affected my life. I was aware of my abilities from the time I was just a few years old. It took a while and a lot of experimentation to get to the point where I am today. I began as an empath, being able to feel others’ feelings...and then learning to try to block out those feelings and separate them from my own real feelings. My abilities developed to where I was working with spirits, finding missing people (usually passed on, but sometimes still alive) and using various tools to guide others on their journeys. I've written several articles on these subjects on my website.
After growing up like this, listening to my intuition has become second nature to me. It's part of everything I do and every decision I make, but it doesn't define me. It's not who I am, it's just something else that I do. I know a few psychics who can't "perform" if the conditions aren't just right. It doesn't have to be a production, it just is and you just do it. It isn't called your sixth sense for nothing. I see, hear, touch, smell, taste and intuit - no more special or exciting than that. And it's something that everyone is capable of. In one of my earlier blog entries I put it something like this. Everyone can sing, and if you study, practice and work hard you can learn to sing well. And like any talent, some people are naturally better at it than others. I think of psychic ability just like that.
When I counsel someone or am asked to find a missing person, I ground my energy, ask for guidance and let images play across my third eye. Then I use the Tarot cards to get more detailed information - like time frames or other people or circumstances involved. The only way I know that I'm getting accurate information to pass along is that I have been doing this for a very long time and have had the advantage of the return feedback to know that what I saw, said or did was true and factual. Otherwise, the sensation is just the same as if I was daydreaming and creating a fantasy in my mind. As a kid there were times when I would daydream about an event or situation and then what I saw in my head actually happened. In fact, that is how I started to realize I had a certain talent in this field.
Psychic ability, like any other talent, is a gift from God and a reminder of our connection to the Source. So when I am done counseling, I give thanks for the guidance I have received. Thank you…a short, wonderful prayer.
March 24, 2005
Balancing the Spiritual with the Physical
I have a good friend, Tracy Parker, who is an amazing healer. He does a lot of work with cancer patients and others with serious illnesses, using energy fields to create bio-chemical changes at a cellular level. He has recently started teaching classes in Pasadena, California to help other healers work with energy.
There are certain practitioners in this field that he refers to as “airy fairies” who spend their time in the upper chakras, floating along in the beautiful stream of spirit. There is nothing wrong with this, if this is where they want live. But in order to make connections to the material world and actually do healing work, you need to be connected to the earth and very physically grounded. Without this grounding you cannot affect changes on the physical plane and make use of the higher-level information you receive from Guidance.
What I like about Tracy’s classes is that he approaches the subject from a scientific viewpoint, (he has a background in Engineering) while at the same time acknowledging Spirit and God (he is also an ordained minister). One of his objectives in teaching is to take the field from its “airy fairy” perception and bring it to a more practical realm. He teaches how we can, as healers, focus our energy more specifically, using information from Spirit to recognize, visualize and change damaged cell patterns. But to do so requires that we stay completely in our bodies and use our grounding to keep the energy flow strong and constant. What good does it do you to receive information from Spirit if you can’t translate that information into healing energy for your patient? If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend his classes.
Tracy’s wife, Stephanie (one of my best friends!) is an acupuncturist and massage therapist. They often work together, combining their talents and expertise to garner the best results for their patients. Their practice is called Touch Healing. A few years ago they ordered business pens that came back misspelled. Instead of Touch Healing, the pens read Tough Healing! Tough healing…is that like tough love!?!
March 18, 2005
Petey - Psychic Protection
I was about 7 or 8 when my grandmother died. She didn’t have much but she wanted me to have Petey, a porcelain Japanese doll that had been very special to her. Over the next few years, as I began to pursue my psychic abilities more seriously, I started noticing that Petey’s expression would change depending on what was going on around me. It seemed that he was an emotional barometer for upcoming changes. When things were going to go well, Petey smiled. When things were going to go badly, he frowned. And when things were going to make me sad, his eyes glistened.
At first I thought it was my imagination, but I wasn’t the only one who noticed it! My sisters made comments about Petey and my friends were very freaked out by him. Once when I was in college, my roommate and I had a big fight and I walked out of the room. A few minutes later my roommate came running out to tell me that she had to get out of the room because Petey actually shook his head at her!
It wasn’t long before I started to realize that my grandmother was using Petey to watch over me while I was pushing the edges of my psychic training. I have Petey with me to this very day and I still feel my grandmother’s love and protection coming through him.
March 10, 2005
Babies, Mothers and Grandmothers
I have mentioned that I have two children. My son is 16 and my daughter is 13. I had a rough time with my pregnancies. My first was a miscarriage; the second a stillbirth, then my son was born. Then I had another miscarriage before I discovered that I was pregnant again for the fifth time. When I discovered that I was pregnant that last time I was understandably a little nervous about how it would all turn out. One night during my second month of pregnancy I saw my mother in a vision. She was followed by her mother and then her mother’s mother and then a huge long line of all of my Irish maternal ancestors. My mother put her hand on my stomach and told me that my baby was a little girl and not to worry because she was going to be fine. After that, whenever I started to worry, I remembered what my mother said and had faith. Seven months later my beautiful daughter was born and she was just fine!
March 06, 2005
I remember my mother as being a lively, energetic, fun-loving woman. She became ill with Multiple Sclerosis when I was 11 years old. Her disease advanced quickly and within a few years she was confined to a wheel chair. During this time we all pitched in to take care of her and keep the house running. Obviously it was a difficult time but we managed, and to quote Nietzsche, “What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.”
She had been ill for about 10 years with her condition steadily getting worse when she fell into a coma and was hospitalized. Two nights later I was in my bedroom praying for her. I felt her energy and I felt her struggling to stay with us. I told her to let go and end her pain. She told me she would leave the next day at noon. Well, the next day at 12:10 p.m. we got the call from the doctor that she had passed away. I saw her a few times after that when she came to tell me not to be sad and that she was fine. And there have been occasions throughout my life when she has been there to help me in difficult times. She was only 45 when she died and I still miss her terribly.
My mother used to love to blame anything unusual that happened in the house on Eddie while at the same time claiming that there was no such thing as ghosts. It seemed that Eddie disappeared shortly after her death. I have sometimes wondered that when my mother died, Eddie was able to follow her energy and pass over as well.
March 03, 2005
I have two wonderful kids. They are smart, funny, motivated and just plain nice – okay, I might be a little biased! But my poor kids are always complaining that it isn’t bad enough that moms have eyes in the back of their heads, but with their mom being psychic, they can’t get away with anything. It works both ways, however. When I’m wandering around the house saying, “What did I do with my glasses?” or “Where did I put my shoes?” my kids always say, “Hey mom, I thought you were psychic!” Brats:)!!