August 04, 2005
Let’s hear it for the library! What a wonderful place! You can find nearly anything at the library and they have wonderful people to help you in that task.
When we were in school, Vanessa and I used to meet at the library for a fun Saturday afternoon. Okay, we were nerds…weird, psychic nerds! She lived at one end of town and I lived at the other and the Mary Cheney Library was right in the middle. We haunted the 133 Dewey decimal section (Paranormal and Occult books) until we knew most of the books in that area by heart.
One afternoon as we perused the Occult books we noticed the scent of Lily of the Valley perfume all around us. No one else was in that area of the library and the shelves around us were empty. As we moved through the stacks, the sweet smell followed us. We never felt frightened but we were constantly aware of the scent – almost as if there was a bubble of the stuff surrounding us. And, although it was still with us, as we moved away from the Occult section the smell got fainter. And when we moved back to the 133’s the smell got stronger. Vanessa and I always thought of it as a sign that we were in the right place to find the information we needed. Maybe the scent of a former librarian guiding our way! For many months afterward, every time we went into the occult books section Lily of the Valley went with us.
To this day, I am an avid supporter of our libraries and the mysteries to which only they hold the keys!
May 12, 2005
Am I Cursed!?!
I was recently asked if I thought it was possible for someone to put a curse on someone else.
When someone attempts to put a curse on another they are, in essence, trying to draw up energy to perform a negative action. Energy is neither positive nor negative, it just is. Using energy for any purpose comes with strings attached, there is always a karmic debt involved. If someone uses energy selflessly, or for good, i.e. healing, counseling, meditation, etc. then they will receive good in return. If someone uses energy selfishly, or for evil, i.e. curses, hate, anger, etc. then they will receive evil in return. You get back what you put out. Wiccans believe in the three-fold rule; what you put out comes back to you three times over.
So can someone put a curse on you? They can try. And the negative energy they put out will come back on them and bite them on the butt. By using energy in a negative way, they are creating negative energy in their own fields. Negative energy draws more negative energy back to itself, so they are, in effect, cursing themselves.
Can you be cursed? Usually the only way a curse will work is if the person being cursed knows about the curse and allows that lower negative energy to affect them. If you believe in the energy of the curse you start seeing negative things everywhere around you, a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy. By keeping your energy positive (focusing on what is good in your life, keeping a positive attitude) and realizing that the person doing the curse is actually bringing negative energy back on him or herself, it shouldn’t have any effect on you.
As a note, you might want to beware of psychics who tell you that you are cursed and will remove the curse for a fee!
April 06, 2005
Petey - Update
Some of those reading my entry about Petey - the doll my grandmother gave to me that began to take on a personality - were wondering what he looks like. I have now updated the entry to include a photo.
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.