Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Spiritual Healing & Mediumship


Rachel Baldwin, is back with another great article. What you may not know about Rachel is she's a author currently finishing up her novel about the psychic industry. She's a Reiki Master, and writes for the psychic and metaphysical industry, promoting the discovery of the personal spiritual path, through the new emerging holistic spirituality trend. If you leave a comment for Rachel she will contact you.

Spiritual Healing & Mediumship

Spiritual healing is practised in the main, by those that are natural mediums. It may have come to pass as an additional talent when the medium has been interested in health and nutrition and healing the human body.

Effective spiritual healing involves the healer making contact with the spirit side, and then channelling healing energies from the non-physical realms, this can often be through doctors and health therapists who have left the earth plane but still wish to help heal the sick here on the physical levels.

The spiritual healer will usually stand near the patient who would be lying down, and then concentrating on raising their vibration into the spirit realms the healer would channel down through their hands the healing energies. Sometimes a large crack or sound can be heard as the body is adjusted and corrected, or a warm feeling of calm and heat has also been reported.

Miracles can and do occur but it is vital to seek a real practitioner when trying these services, and also follow medical advice in the first instance. The late Betty Shine was an example of a great spiritual healer who agreed to pass on survival evidence in exchange for help with her physical healing which was spiritual in nature – she had much more of a calling to do this and therefore a kind of contra deal was made, with two important spiritual services on offer and a win-win situation, all round.

She also became part of spiritual groups where there was often sudden death involved such as a plane crash, and in this role she would be explaining to the deceased that they had in fact passed over and must now leave the realm where they currently resided in order to progress in the afterlife. This is a very important service and one that is taken upon by many mediums who visit, in a dream state, their local hospital for example in order to ease the fears of those who are dying through the transition phase.

Society’s fear of death is something that many will have right up until their transition and this is to do with the fact so little is known about our essence or true human make-up. Those that gain understanding of this and accept it as real fact will have a smoother transition into the afterlife, knowing that eternity awaits, and freedom from an often useless physical shell shall be theirs.

Spiritual healing in itself is very helpful in correcting the issues with an unwell body, but it cannot stop death where terminal illness has been diagnosed and the body is so far gone that it cannot be repaired, what it can do is ease the suffering and fear of the person going through that experience, whilst helping emotionally and bringing calm and peace.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Mediums

Please welcome back guest blogger Rachel Baldwin, who is a Reiki Master and writes for the psychic and metaphysical industry, promoting the discovery of the personal spiritual path, through the new emerging holistic spirituality trend.


Mediums live in a world invisible to most of us. They tread the line between life and death as easily and as naturally as we ourselves wake and welcome in the day. A medium is usually born that way, with the skills coming down through family lines, a great and potent heritage. Though some mediums can find the gift later in life, I have spoken to many mediums who tell me they saw ‘spirits’ when they were small children, just as clearly as you and I see other people. Many feel fear when they encounter the message of mediumship, and some organised religions do their best to keep it underfoot and promote it as a supernatural force.

Yet what mediumship exists for is to prove that life is everlasting and that we do not die, in fact you cannot die for the life of you!, regardless of your belief system, your consciousness, character and emotional make up will survive physical death. What modern day mediums actually represent is a tool to ease the fear of death, which society sees as the end to life as we know it, this would surmise that only the earthly life matters, and that we are one and all with our physical bodies.

The truth in fact is that we are made of spiritual essence, and that essence actually resided and lived within the spirit realms, before we came to earth in this present life. Crazy as it seems to the non-believer, we most probably have lived on earth before and have chosen to come back to learn more of life’s lessons, and correct any patterns where we do not grow and so evolve out of them. If you think about the spiritually wise, they have had a journey to get themselves to that position, yes it is possible they may have been old souls, but the actuality may be that in this current life in the physical realm they may have discovered the fountain of greatness that is the awareness of the human condition, its spiritual essence and mind power.

Mind power is what psychics and mediums use when giving a reading. The mind is very powerful and is like an operational ‘sat nav’ of life, many people live and die during this incarnation, never even accessing their own potential, and their own minds. I call these people the spiritually repressed, and they can often be found heading up large corporations such as the media in the USA or the UK, think for a while about the general global view and news delivery of any psychic story and recall it always, without exception, negative and derisory, when in fact its very existence opens those receptive to it, to the greatness of the wider universal reality.

Please leave a comment for Rachel, I know she'd love to hear from each of you.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Hypnopompic Hallucinations and Thoughtforms

Welcome back to part three and the final installment of Author Madison Adler's blog on  Hypnopompic Hallucinations and Thoughtforms. 
When I arrived at the first appointment, she handed me a book about ‘Thoughtforms’. I’d never heard of the term. I found some of it hard to believe, but I became fascinated by the forms I saw in the pictures. I recognized many of the shapes and colors that I’d seen through the years.
She explained to me the concepts of the thoughtform or tulpa and that humans create these mental manifestations of energy in the spiritual plane. To quote from Wikipedia:
  •  An image or images held in the mind of a practitioner which aids in the manifestation of intent.
  • An agency of psychic effect which exists and takes form on the pre-physical realms of existence, which acts in accord with the Intent of its creator(s).
  • A living spiritual being created by humans. It could be a magical person's helper, or a being created by the belief in it from masses of people.
  • A homunculus of awareness: an instantaneous observer / observed duality. They are created by everyone every moment (in some formulations they are everyone every moment); and they possess wills of their own.
She said you can create them or you can attract them to you. Of course, she freaked me out. I didn’t want to talk to her anymore, because I thought this gal was really a nutcase on her own, but I’d already paid for the appointment, so I let her do her thing.
Suffice it to say, I had an interesting two hours. I walked out of her office and for the first time in literally three months, I slept for 6 hours straight for three nights in a row. This was like heaven to me. I didn’t know why it worked, but I didn’t care. I didn’t hallucinate for a week. I had gone from hallucinating three times each night and waking up over a dozen times, to sleeping 6 hours in a row and hallucinating only once in 7 days.

I called her and went back. My sessions with her are some of the most fascinating adventures of my life. As a software engineer, my brain had a hard time reconciling what I was doing, because it seemed so illogical, but I couldn’t deny the results. I have carefully documented my sessions over the past four years of working with her. I’ve told her crazy things, and I’ve experienced even more crazy things, but as of this moment in writing this blog, I have not hallucinated in over a year and I sleep for hours straight without waking each night, and all without medication.
I’ve arrived to my own personal conclusion of what I’ve been experiencing. I believe that what I have truly been seeing all these years, what the medical community calls hypnopompic hallucinations in my case, were actually thoughtforms, mental manifestations of either my own thoughts or thoughtforms I attracted to me through negative and fearful thoughts of my own.
I tried my own scientific experiment, of just hypothetically believing the colors I saw really did relate to the emotions on the chart. They were predominately fear, anger, pride and jealousy. I started analyzing my daily thoughts and I became aware of the negative emotions that I’d been subjecting myself to daily, ( like you are too fat, you are getting old, you aren’t smart enough, that person is so much better than you, no one loves you, etc.) I began to stop these decades’ old habits. I began to tell myself positive things.
The surprising thing was my hallucinations began to change colors. They shifted towards yellows and oranges, colors associated with affection and love. I began to see positive hallucinations, even cute ones. I saw little yellow fluff balls as cute as baby chicks. I’d see white, beautiful floating things like translucent butterflies. I truly began to lose my fear of these hallucinations and I began to see them farther and farther apart.
I’ve come to the conclusion that I am in control of the emotions I create and the ones I choose to attract to me. I can choose to be angry and replay an angry scene in my head over and over … my reward is waking up to see a sharp tentacle black thing lurking on the ceiling. Or I can understand that I can choose to think of other things and that I can forgive myself and others for mistakes and focus on what is good for the day and my reward will be waking up with the sun without seeing a thing.
All I know is, by understanding and reading about Thoughtforms and Tulpas, I have literally changed my life and improved my health. My only conclusion is I’ve stumbled upon the truth, even though it is a supernatural answer and something that makes the medical and religious communities uncomfortable. I can only say that if they had had my life, then perhaps they would see these things differently, but in the end, I’ve cured myself where they could not and I’m a much happier, rested, understanding person who still goes to the doctor and is still a very spiritual person.
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Like many of us on this planet, Madison Adler is from another world. She spends every moment she can scribbling stories on sticky notes that her kids find posted all over the car, house, and barn. 

When she is not working as a software engineer, she is busy ferrying her kids to various appointments, writing lyrics for her husband's songs, taking care of the dog Tigger and his heart condition, trying to tame her three insane cats, scratching her three Nigerian Dwarf Goats behind the horns or coddling her flock of thirty bizarre chickens from around the world.

In her soon to be released novel, The "Glass Wall" is the first book of her new paranormal series about Fairies, Tulpas and different dimensions:
 

What if your neighbors really were from another world and you were the only one to know it?

What if the existence of humanity depended upon you, a typical teenager with no extraordinary abilities?

In her family of two, Sydney is the responsible one. On the very day she sends her mother back into rehab and herself to Child Protective Services, unusual neighbors move in across the street of her new foster home. The strikingly handsome Rafael, along with his sister Harmony, try hard to fit in from the moment of their arrival, but Sydney knows immediately that something is not right.

Possessing a curious nature, Sydney uncovers the secret of an ancient world returning to Earth that puts humanity itself on a collision course with disaster.


Leave a comment for Madison Adler.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hypnopompic Hallucinations and Thoughtforms

Welcome Back to part two of Author Madison Adler's blog on  Hypnopompic Hallucinations and Thoughtforms.
When I arrived at my son’s pediatrician office to discuss these hallucinations, I was very nervous, but his doctor soon put my mind at ease. I will never forget that man and I will be grateful to him for the remainder of my days. I sat there over an hour, and for the first time told the entire truth. I was crying, terrified that I had passed on some kind of curse onto my son. His doctor told me to relax, that I had a sleep disorder and that it had nothing to do with mental illness whatsoever.
He told me that the majority of people who have hypnopompic hallucinations suffer from sleep paralysis, they are unable to move while seeing these and when they can consciously flick a finger, the hallucination will disappear. However, there are some, like me, who can move around the entire time. I could chase mine around with no problem.

One particular memorable evening, I woke up in bed to see another whirly fish type of creature made out of shadows hovering above me. I was afraid but angry. I grabbed a pillow and lunged. It backed away from me and zoomed across the bedroom.  I chased it. As it darted behind the picture frame, I attacked, banging the picture with my pillow. My husband came in and asked “Do I even want to know?” I told him no.

I experiencing a tremendous sense of relief when I understood I was not alone, and that up to 3% of the population actually experiences these types of hallucinations. I read of cases just like mine and of people who saw the exact same things that I did.

Both I and my sister began to log our hallucinations, in the attempt to scientifically understand if it was related to stress, food or whatever. We felt so much better as the cause appeared to be genetic. My son’s pediatrician retired.

A few years of this revealed some interesting results that made me doubt our medical community’s explanation of these hallucinations. My sister and I began to notice similarities in our journals. We hadn’t spoken to each other about the kinds of things we saw or when we saw them, but when we compared them, we discovered we were seeing eerily similar things within 48 hours of each other.

I woke up to see a bunny tail hopping over my newborn daughter’s head. The day before, my sister had awakened to see bunny tails inching across the ceiling. I jolted awake seeing an old hag bending over my face. The same night, my sister saw an old hag standing in her door. For several weeks, I saw red and orange groovy flowers ( like those shower decals ) splashing themselves on the ceiling. The same period, my sister saw big red ones sliding up and down her bedroom walls and disappearing over her headboard. We both saw spiders, tentacles, tendril creatures and black spots, along with pools of blood.

The medical explanation of what hypnopompic hallucinations were no longer made sense to me. My sister and I were not talking to each other. We weren’t eating the same meals. We lived in completely different houses, and we were experiencing completely different events in life. We knew we were telling each other the truth, because we would draw the hallucinations and write them down BEFORE we told each other. We got in the habit of exchanging the pieces of paper at the same time.

It all came to a head on its own. About four years ago, one night I experienced something straight out of a horror movie. I woke up to see a four foot tall black hovering creature. Its tentacles were spreading out in all directions. The middle of it glowed like a sack of molten lava. The top of it spun in circles. The ends of the tentacles were red and as it whirled slowly, red lights circled on my ceiling. Of course, I prayed, cried, screamed all at once. It slowly disappeared up through the ceiling, after showing itself to me for a good twenty seconds.

After this, I began to hallucinate three times a night and I would wake up even more, expecting to see something. You cannot last long like this. I began to suffer from sleep deprivation and after a few weeks ended up in the hospital with what I thought was a stroke but it turned out was an optical migraine.

Even though I was prepared to be viewed as a mental weirdo, I told the neurologist the truth. After all, I knew very well now that I was not mentally ill. I had even gone to several psychiatrists over the years to prove that fact.

This dr. gave me an MRI, to make sure I wasn’t suffering from a brain tumor. The results, and to quote him exactly: “you have the classic textbook example of a perfect brain.” He suggested medication to help me sleep, but I told him I was an anti-medication person. I don’t believe in drugging myself to mask problems. I’ve always tried to face them head on. I’d had ten years of therapy to try to deal with this. His next response was, try hypnotherapy.

A complete skeptic, but anxious to sleep, I was willing to try anything. Not expecting anything to happen, I called up a recommended hypnotherapist and explained to her about my nightly visitations and set up an appointment.
< To be continued in Part Three >

Like many of us on this planet, Madison Adler is from another world. She spends every moment she can scribbling stories on sticky notes that her kids find posted all over the car, house, and barn. 

When she is not working as a software engineer, she is busy ferrying her kids to various appointments, writing lyrics for her husband's songs, taking care of the dog Tigger and his heart condition, trying to tame her three insane cats, scratching her three Nigerian Dwarf Goats behind the horns or coddling her flock of thirty bizarre chickens from around the world.

In her soon to be released novel, The "Glass Wall" is the first book of her new paranormal series about Fairies, Tulpas and different dimensions:
 

What if your neighbors really were from another world and you were the only one to know it?

What if the existence of humanity depended upon you, a typical teenager with no extraordinary abilities?

In her family of two, Sydney is the responsible one. On the very day she sends her mother back into rehab and herself to Child Protective Services, unusual neighbors move in across the street of her new foster home. The strikingly handsome Rafael, along with his sister Harmony, try hard to fit in from the moment of their arrival, but Sydney knows immediately that something is not right.

Possessing a curious nature, Sydney uncovers the secret of an ancient world returning to Earth that puts humanity itself on a collision course with disaster.



Please leave a comment for Madison.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hypnopompic Hallucinations and Thoughtforms

Please welcome my special guest this morning, Author Madison Adler. She's put together a fascinating three part series on hallucinations and thoughtforms.

They say about 3% of us 'suffer' from hypnopompic hallucinations. I'm inclined to think it is probably more than that. As a lifetime ‘experiencer’ of these types of hallucinations, it is only recently that I'm even able to admit that I have them.
What is a hypnopompic hallucination? A hypnopompic hallucination is defined as a vivid dreamlike hallucination that occurs upon waking.
Our culture fears the supernatural and is not very forgiving to those of us who experience things considered outside the ‘norm’. Even though hypnopompic hallucinations are an officially recognized sleep disorder that have nothing to do with mental illness, I’ve personally experienced few doctors who actually know this. When you confess to the majority of doctors out there that you suffer from these hallucinations—and give them a few examples of what you see—their first reaction is to hand you a prescription for psychotropic drugs while looking at you as if you are a nutcase.
I started experiencing these hypnopompic hallucinations when I was about twelve. I woke up to see a plaid scarf twisted around my bedpost. I stared at it because I was wondering where it came from and why was twisted around my bedpost, so I sat up to get a better look and it disappeared right in front of my eyes. Yes, I freaked out. I screamed bloody murder. My parents told me I just had a bad dream.
But these ‘dreams’ didn’t go away. They came more often, got more complex and started moving. The scarves wrapped themselves in intricate shapes, got bigger, and finally started floating over my bed fluttering as if in the wind. I finally became so terrified that I could only sleep at night if I covered my head with a blanket.
My sister began to see these things, too. Her first experience was much more jarring. She saw a blue creature bending over her with a turban and clawed bones for fingers. Needless to say, I can still remember her blood curdling screams thirty years later.

Being raised in a religious family, the response to our nighttime experiences were almost as scary as the experiences themselves. As these hallucinations continued, we sought out the help of friends and family with mixed results. We were prayed over, told that we were conspiring with demons, or were accused of being liars. Suffice it to say, I spent a good ten years hating going to sleep at night and half-convinced I was inadvertently conspiring with the devil. Keep in mind, none of us had ever even heard of the term “hypnopompic hallucination”, this was before the age of the internet.
In the meantime, the hallucinations grew. My sister and I grew up and moved out on our own. I began to see complex geometric shapes and spiders. The spiders were big, usually a couple of feet in diameter. One night, I woke up with seeing a whirly gig, pinwheel type of creature made of black shadows that was trying to poke me with a feeler of some kind.

At that point, I started talking to the medical community. I didn’t admit what I was seeing, of course, because I didn’t trust anyone after being branded a liar or someone messing around with the black arts. Instead, I became worried that I was mentally ill. I started reading self-help books and talking to therapists. I’d tell them a tiny bit of what I was experiencing, and I was told that I was suffering from the stress and grief of witnessing my mother’s death in my teen years, all of which was true, but really had nothing to do with these hallucinations. I would still wake up once a week and see something hovering above me in my room.
Meanwhile, I got married to a guy that didn’t mind the fact that I had to sleep with a nightlight. The hallucinations came and went in waves, sometimes I’d see three or four a week, sometimes just three or four a month. I knew I was really awake because I would fall asleep on the couch while my husband watched TV. I would wake up, see his movie, see the back of his head, but there would be a spinning Celtic disc suspended in the air between us. I’d reach out, trying to touch it, but just before I could, it would disappear.

One night, when my son was about three, he fell asleep between us in the bed. I woke up at 1:00am ( the majority of these hallucinations happen at that time ) to see three mechanical spiders crawling over his stomach, towards his head. I got furious. Grabbing a pillow, I whacked them, shouting in my mind that they were not going to hurt my son! Of course, my husband jolted out of bed and grabbed the pillow from me, asking me what the heck I was doing. My son snored through the entire experience. I just told him that I saw something but I didn’t say what. He was a little worried, but we all went back to bed.
The next morning, my son sat up and said, “Mommy, I had a bad dream last night. These spiders told me that your mother is dead, dead, dead.” Needless to say, that freaked me out. I reverted to my childhood and prayed for help, thinking I was a terribly wicked person. That night, I woke up to see a golden feather on the floor. It had a white aura around it and as I reached for it, it slipped through my fingers, floating up to disappear into the ceiling. It was the first positive hallucination that I’d ever had. I was completely confused, not knowing what any of this meant, and then my son woke me up in the middle of the night, telling me he saw a spear with a branch twisted around it in the room.

Terrified that I had given my son some kind of mental illness, I made an appointment with his pediatrician the next morning.
< To be continued in Part Two - Tomorrow - July 21 >
Like many of us on this planet, Madison Adler is from another world. She spends every moment she can scribbling stories on sticky notes that her kids find posted all over the car, house, and barn. 

When she is not working as a software engineer, she is busy ferrying her kids to various appointments, writing lyrics for her husband's songs, taking care of the dog Tigger and his heart condition, trying to tame her three insane cats, scratching her three Nigerian Dwarf Goats behind the horns or coddling her flock of thirty bizarre chickens from around the world.

In her soon to be released novel, The "Glass Wall" is the first book of her new paranormal series about Fairies, Tulpas and different dimensions:
 

What if your neighbors really were from another world and you were the only one to know it?

What if the existence of humanity depended upon you, a typical teenager with no extraordinary abilities?

In her family of two, Sydney is the responsible one. On the very day she sends her mother back into rehab and herself to Child Protective Services, unusual neighbors move in across the street of her new foster home. The strikingly handsome Rafael, along with his sister Harmony, try hard to fit in from the moment of their arrival, but Sydney knows immediately that something is not right.

Possessing a curious nature, Sydney uncovers the secret of an ancient world returning to Earth that puts humanity itself on a collision course with disaster.



Please leave a comment for Madison.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Understanding Common Dream Images and their Meanings by Jackson Swift

Psychics and other individuals have been fascinated with dream images and its dream meaning and what messages it wishes to convey since the beginning of time.


For thousands of years, man has been captivated and puzzled by memories of experiences surfacing when his physical consciousness is at rest. Even various cultures have believed that our dreams are messages from the subconscious and even beyond the realm of the physical experience.

The idea that dreams are a form of communication from beyond the physical experience is not new. Historical records and writings are even filled with accounts of dreaming, and in every case man has searched for a reason for these phenomena.

Mankind is now on the verge of philosophical evolution and spiritual revelation. Dream interpretation, once the territory of spiritual leaders only, is becoming open even to ordinary individuals as each person tries to understand his own spiritual nature trying to seek the meaning of life experiences and coming to grips with it. With the advent of technology, even online dream interpretation is available on the internet making it easy for a person to get a dream analysis of his dreams.

The ability to comprehend the messages received in dreams is quickly being recognized as the link between the physically visible and invisible universes of man.

Just as each nation has its own language for communication, similarly, dreams have also its own language for interpretation of dream images. Since dream images are sometimes confusing and even seem to defy logical explanations, man can’t help himself to try to decipher the meaning of these dream images. Learning the meanings of dreams can help you to understand the hidden desires and deep-rooted personality issues of a dreamer.

Common Dream Images and Symbols and Its Meaning
So here are some common dream images and symbols and its meaning: Animal Dreams
Animal dreams is one of the common dream symbols. Dreaming of animals represents your own physical characteristic, primitive desires, and sexual nature, depending on the qualities of the particular animal.
Animals symbolize the untamed and uncivilized aspects of who you are. Wild animals usually symbolize a sense of power or perhaps even a feeling of being out of control while domestic animals can mean the opposite a feeling of being "trained" or out of control.

People Dreams
Each person that you dream about is supposed to represent an aspect of one self, and not actually about that other person at all, but rather, the quality or characteristic about that person that your dream is focusing on, and how it applies to you.

The other person in your dream is always mirroring something back to you about yourself.

Colors in your Dreams 

Red – symbolizes either passion or anger and it indicates raw energy, force, vigor, intense passion, aggression, power, courage and passion. Pink – denotes healing power of love, joy, sweetness, happiness, affection, kindness.

Black – symbolizes fear of death or aging, the unknown, unconscious, danger, mystery, darkness, hate or malice.

Grey - symbolizes confusion or fear, fright, depression, ill health, ambivalence and confusion.

White – represents purity, perfection, peace, innocence, dignity, cleanliness, awareness, and new beginnings.


Green – denotes a positive change, good health, growth, healing, hope, vigor, vitality, peace, and serenity.

Houses
Dreams about a house signify a larger aspect of a dreamer’s self or mind, and the aspects of self which make the whole. Each room is said to symbolize a different aspect of the self while the kind or type of house symbolizes the value the dreamer placed upon his mind and its capabilities.

Every dream tells a different story about the dreamer often teaching a lesson to be understood and applied by the dreamer. The lesson is learned when it is applied in the dreamer's life. As you begin to study your own dreams and understanding their meaning, you will likewise begin to understand and discover more about yourself.

Jackson Swift is the author of this article for Universal Psychic Guild that offers zodiac signs love, psychic hotlines and psychic telephone services.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

To Tell the Truth!

Welcome Back! Today I have special guest Blogger, Author Michele Drier, who was was born in Santa Cruz, California to a family that migrated west to San Francisco in 1849. View Michele Drier's Author Bio here.
  

To Tell the Truth

Telling the truth is the bedrock on which we build our human relationships, but truth is a slippery thing.

We teach our children to tell the truth.  We swear in court to “Tell the truth and nothing but the truth.” The media says they tell the truth.  All these are true statements.

The problem arises because, the truth is, that the “truth” is what we perceive it to be, and my perceptions will inevitably be different from your perceptions.

Some children lie.  And the “truth” in court may get one person acquitted and another person sentenced.  And, as the British tabloid sensation and Rupert Murdoch have shown, some of the media truth is bought and paid for.  But you can bet that in every situation, someone sincerely believed that he or she was telling the truth.

We live in a world where there are few concrete truths.  The laws of physics, chemistry and biology, are true as far as we understand them.  But in the sciences there are facts—truths—that under a variety of circumstances don’t change.  Those facts are tested by the empirical evidence that the results will be the same, regardless if it’s the first time or the one-millionth time the statement is made.

Relationships between people is a shiftier shade of gray.  Any time we make a “true” statement: “I love you,” “He did it”,   “Would I lie to you?”  the words are filtered twice.  Once by the experiences, consciousness, training and understanding of the speaker, and secondly by the experiences, consciousness, training and understanding of the listener

C.G. Jung developed the thesis of the collective unconscious, where we as human hold shared thoughts, and Carl Sagan wrote of the “Shadows of Remembered Ancestors”.  Both taught that all people carry common threads of knowledge and understanding, whether from the physic or the biological. Once those become individualized though, seen through our personal lenses, we listen more to the interference of our own experiences than to any shared knowledge.

Let’s examine one of those true statements: I love you.  To the speaker it means, “I want to be with you.  You make me feel special. I want to take care of you.”
The listeners hears: “You’ll always put me first in your life.  My needs will be important to you.”

Not much difference on the surface, but translated into actions, “I want to take care of you,” can become, “I’ll spend a lot of money on you.” when the listener heard “You’ll help me with the things I find hard in life.” And once that misunderstanding of the “truth” embeds itself in the relationship, both parties will feel lied to and taken advantage of.

And when that individual reaction is multiplied millions of time over, and the relationships are not between individuals but nations, religions, life philosophies and ideas, the things that link us together in our unique human-ness get lost.

Many, if not most, ancient civilizations had underpinning belief systems based on what we now call the collective unconscious.  Today, those beliefs and civilizations are being reexamined to try and capture the truths that they knew.

In my current book, SNAP: The World Unfolds, a magazine editor reaches the top only to find that the media empire she works for is owned by vampires.  And not only that, she seems to be falling in love with one of them.   There are layers of “truth” that the characters deal with, beginning with the basic understanding of what and who vampires are.  Throughout, all the characters tell their truths and misunderstandings are compounded.  It’s only when violent circumstances surround the editor that she finally begins to trust and, through trusting, understands the centuries of truth that the vampires have lived.

They tell the truth, they live by their word and she starts to see their world in a true light.

Regardless of where truth—or your truth—lies, being a person who lives by his or her word will keep all of us on the road of seeking truth.   One day, perhaps we’ll find it.
 
 Michele Drier's new release Snap is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and from Smashwords. Read an Excerpt here.

SNAP, a multinational celeb TV show and magazine, is the holy grail for Maxie Gwenoch.  When she snags the job as managing editor, she's looking for fame, fortune and Jimmy Choos.  What she finds is a media empire owned by Baron Kandesky and his family.  A family of vampires.  They're European, urbane, wealthy and mesmerizing.  And when she meets Jean-Louis, vampire and co-worker, she's a goner.

The Kandesky vampire family rose in Hungary centuries ago.  They gave up violence and killing to make a killing on the world's commodities markets and with that beginning they built SNAP, an international celebrity multimedia empire.  Now cultured...and having found food substitutes for killing...they’ve cornered the world market for celebrity and gossip journalism.

They haven't fully left the past behind.  Their Hungarian neighbors and rival vampire clan, the Huszars are starting to ramp up attacks, maybe looking to start a war to take over all the Kandeskys have built.

Maxie believes she's found her ultimate career.  She doesn't realize that she's found a family feud like none other, a centuries-old rivalry between vampire families, with her as the linchpin.  Bells ring with Jean-Louis, but she doesn’t realize they’re alarm sirens until she learns that Jean-Louis is second in command of the Kandeskys...but by then it's too late.

 Michele will be giving away an E-Book of Snap to one commenter. Thanks again for dropping by. Contact Lorhainne Eckhart anytime by sending an email to Lorhainne@LorhainneEckhart.com


Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Value of Psychic Readings In Society Today - Final Day of Freedom Giveaway Hop


The Freedom Giveaway Hop  is hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and  Simply Stacie.   

This has been an amazing 7 days. Over 200 Blogs participated in this Freedom Giveaway Hop. I'd like to thank everyone who stopped by to read each blog and article, who left a comment, who joined this blog and chose to follow me. I have to say I'm deeply honored. For the final day I have a special guest blogger, Rachel Baldwin  who is a Reiki Master and writes for the psychic and metaphysical industry, promoting the discovery of the personal spiritual path, through the new emerging holistic spirituality trend.

Visit the link on the Freedom Giveaway Hop above, there will be a list of book related giveaways at over 200 participating Blogs.


The Value Of Psychic Readings In Society Today

A session with a professional psychic clairvoyant is mainly used to answer client's questions. Most of the desired outcome for a client, is to receive accurate predictions for the future, and of course to avoid those banana skins which lurk in life.
An expert reader will be able to tune into the electro energy field of the client, drawing forth information from their psyche, which then highlights what in particular is troubling them by using mind to mind contact, which is also known as telepathy. Most advanced readers describe this skill, as the merging of their own energy with that of the clients, with the objective being to accurately uncover the issues at hand and give the best results.
Using this type of ‘cosmic compass’, the client can tap into their spiritual support system, and draw answers and guidance from either their personal spirit guides, or the guides of the clairvoyant, with the information received and decoded by the reader. There is no limit to the type of question which can be asked, though ethical readers may not discuss health matters.
Spirit guides can be quite useful and their descriptions of the path can be quite accurate for they have gone out and looked at the path of the client. They know the terrain.
The best types of reading focus both externally and within, tapping into the transpersonal psychology elements where the reader investigates personal blockages of the psyche, whilst also uncovering the positive aspects of the character and ways to use hidden skills and aptitudes.
Predictions are a mystical reality, and can be given very accurately. This is because the spirit helpers who are contacted clairvoyantly, can see into the past, present and future, as they are not bound by conventional time constraints like we are.
Nowadays, people from all demographics and walks of life use readings to provide a quick peep around the corner, provide answers to questions, and give direction as to which choice of path to take. High profile BBC presenters, along with company directors, join the ever-growing band of society, not only willing to accept spiritual guidance, but who are actively realising its potency in an increasingly unsophisticated materialistic World.
While psychic readings can transform our sense of reality itself, to offer a new and more hopeful picture of ourselves and the world, ultimately, there is nothing on the face of this earth that is better than our own internal intuition at discerning what direction we need to go in life. Our path is very unique. We have an internal compass that can guide us on the path. We need to learn to use it. We should use the external information provided by a psychic only as verification.

http://www.simply-psychics.co.uk

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

And My Favorite Psychic is.... Welcome back to Day 6 of The Freedom Giveaway Hop

Lots of giveaways still. Win 1 of 5 eBooks of my new release, The Choice, at the end of this tour. And today's giveaway I Try Not to Drive Past Cemetaries, your choice of eBook format.
 
Welcome back to day Six. The Freedom Giveaway Hop  is hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and  Simply Stacie.   Visit the link on the Freedom Giveaway Hop above, there will be a list of book related giveaways at over 200 participating Blogs. We're coming to end with just one more day of this fabulous Blog Hop, and checkout today's blog, And our Favorite Psychic is...


The author of Murder Off the Books, Murder Takes the Cake, and The Brianna Sullivan Mysteries e-book series, Evelyn David is the pseudonym for Marian Edelman Borden and Rhonda Dossett. Marian lives in New York and is the author of thirteen nonfiction books on a wide variety of topics ranging from veterans benefits to playgroups for toddlers! For more information on these books, please visit her web site at http://www.marianedelmanborden.com  Rhonda lives in Muskogee, Oklahoma, is the director of the coal program for the state, and in her spare time enjoys imagining and writing funny, scary mysteries. Marian and Rhonda write their mystery series via the internet. While many fans who attend mystery conventions have now chatted with both halves of Evelyn David, Marian and Rhonda have yet to meet in person.  




And Our Favorite Psychic Is...
by Evelyn David

In 2005 the Gallop Organization, in a survey of the general United States population, found that 41 percent of those polled believed in extrasensory perception and 26 percent believed in clairvoyance; 31 percent of those surveyed indicated that they believe in telepathy or psychic communication.

Since you're reading this blog, the odds are better than even that you believe in psychics or psychic phenomena.

As writers of a mystery series featuring a psychic detective, albeit a reluctant one, we're often asked what we believe. I'm using the word "we" on purpose. Evelyn David is the pen name for two writers: my coauthor Marian Edelman Borden and me, Rhonda Dossett. We write mysteries via the internet. We've never met in person, but we communicate directly, no ESP involved.  

But back to what we believe. We don't know. We have open minds about the subject. We do know that "intuition" exists. We know some people are more intuitive than others. Is that ESP? Have you ever felt the presence of a loved one after their death? Did you believe they were coming to say goodbye? Marian is sure she has. When you think about someone from your past and that very day, the person calls you, is that clairvoyance? Maybe.

What we are sure of is that psychics make great characters in novels, movies, and television. My first introduction to psychics was the book by Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House. The main character gathers a group of people with various psychic abilities to investigate a haunted mansion. In the years since, many movies with that theme have been made, including two movies based directly on Shirley Jackson's novel. In addition, other wonderful haunted house (or hospital) movies include Rose Red, Poltergeist, and The Amityville Horror.

Perhaps the most popular movies about psychics are The Sixth Sense, Carrie, and Ghost. A movie that wasn't as "big" as those blockbusters, but one that I appreciated for the setting, mood, and characters is The Gift. Cate Blanchett starred as a struggling mother of two who uses her psychic gifts to support her family in a small rural town. The police ask for her help although they are loathe to believe in her talents. It's a murder mystery with lots of plot twists.

When my co-author and I decided to write our psychic mystery series we carefully considered which particular psychic abilities our heroine would have. We love mysteries and for us the "whodunnit" part of the story is important. We wanted to have our psychic solve mysteries using all her talents, not just the psychic ones. And we wanted her to find that sometimes those psychic abilities were more an annoyance than a benefit. "Brianna Sullivan" was born via a novella, entitled, "I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries."

Brianna is in her early thirties, single, and gives up her job as a missing baggage finder for a major airline in Chicago to travel the U.S. in her motor home. She does odd jobs to pay for her gas and groceries. A year or so ago, the price of gasoline skyrocketed, and Brianna ended up stuck in a small town in southern Oklahoma. She solves a murder or two, falls for a cute police detective, adopts a bulldog, and before you know it, she's put down a few roots. Nothing she couldn't yank out with a hard tug, but for now, she's made Lottawatah her home. Brianna sees and talks to ghosts. She's also very good at using divining rods to find water wells (a skill that pays better than talking to ghosts). She's working on her ability to pick up information by holding objects owned by the departed. So far it's not been that reliable. Recently, she's branched out into investing haunted houses.

The Brianna Sullivan Mysteries are novella length ebooks. We have five published and a sixth will be coming out this month.

Who's your favorite fictional psychic? Leave a comment and you'll be entered into a drawing to win an ebook copy of I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries (winner's choice of ebook format).
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Please check out Evelyn's website at - http://www.evelyndavid.com  and their blog – The Stiletto Gang - http://www.thestilettogang.blogspot.com/  for information about Evelyn David's appearance schedule and writing projects.

Murder Off the Books and Murder Takes the Cake have been printed in a 2nd Edition with Wolfmont Publishing. Trade paperback and all e-reader formats of both books are available.

The Brianna Sullivan Mysteries include: I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries, The Dog Days of Summer in Lottawatah, The Holiday Spirit(s) of Lottawatah, Undying Love in Lottawatah, and A Haunting in Lottawatah. All e-reader formats of these books are available.

Evelyn David has also written an ebook collection of short romantic stories - Love Lessons

Thanks for stopping by. And I hope you enjoyed Evelyn David's blog as much as I did. Remember, leave a comment with a way for me to contact you, or you can choose to follow my blog instead. Either will get you entered in the final draw at the end of this Hop, where I'll be giving away five eBooks (in your choice of format). Winners will be randomly drawn from all commenter's, and follower's of my blog. I'll notify the winners July 8.

If you're having any trouble posting on this blog, or have an inquiry, don't hesitate to email me at Lorhainne@LorhainneEckhart.com

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Freedom Giveaway Hop - Day 5 - Seeing is Believing

Win 1 of 5 eBooks of my new release, The Choice.

Welcome back to day Five. The Freedom Giveaway Hop  is hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and  Simply Stacie.   Visit the link on the Freedom Giveaway Hop above, there will be a list of book related giveaways at over 200 participating Blogs. For day five, I am excited to have Author, Ellis Vidler, join me today with her guest blog on Seeing is Believing.

Leave a comment with a way for me to contact you, or you can choose to follow my blog instead. Either will get you entered in the final draw at the end of this Hop, where I'll be giving away five eBooks (in your choice of format. Winners will be randomly drawn from all commenter's, and follower's of my blog. I'll notify the winners July 8.

Ellis Vidler is an author and editor. The eBook version of Haunting Refrain, her first mystery, has just been released on Kindle. The Peeper, a suspense novel she co-wrote with Jim Christopher, is available in print and Kindle. Her new romantic suspense will be out in December from Echelon Press. She’s currently working on another romantic suspense with a paranormal element. Ellis’s website is www.ellisvidler.com and her blog is http://theunpredictablemuse.blogspot.com.

Haunting Refrain. A little fun in her life when she joins a parapsychology experiment--visions of murder aren’t part of the plan. Then her eccentric friend Venice, a complication all by herself, leaks the story to reporter John Gerrard, who uses it on a slow news day. No one takes it seriously. Except the murderer.
Ellis will give a Kindle copy of Haunting Refrain to one commenter. 



Seeing is Believing

I’m a skeptic. I put roadside fortune tellers in the category of entertainment, not anything to base decisions on. Many of the spiritualists I’ve met strike me as either crazy or looking for money.  The number of quacks and charlatans out there is scary. But I do believe in psychic phenomena.

It started with my grandmother, a sweet Baptist lady who probably put witches and Martians on the same plane. She wasn’t a witch, but she did “know” things. I was there to see it sometimes, and I absolutely know it really happened. The first time I remember was during the Korean War. I was very young but the memory is vivid, probably because of the strong reactions of my mother and others at the table.

            We sat around the big dining room table with my grandfather at one end and my grandmother at the other, the rest of us along the sides. In the middle of the meal, Grandmother dropped her fork and jumped up, followed by a chorus of “What happened?” “What’s wrong?”
            “Hush,” she said, and walked into the living room. Everyone followed.
            She perched on the edge of a chair with her hand pressed to her chest, still silent. Then she looked up and said, “It’s William. He’s hurt.”
            After a minute she rose again. “He’s alive but badly hurt. Let’s finish dinner.”
            A few days later a telegram came. William had been wounded but was expected to recover. When he came home months later, he figured it had happened about the same time Grandmother felt it. Shrapnel worked its way out of his back and neck for years.
           
            Another time, on a Sunday morning, my grandmother started telephoning everyone in the family, asking if they knew where Sam was, that something was wrong with him. I answered the phone at my house and knew how frantic she was. A couple of hours later my aunt called from the hospital to say Sam had a heart attack in church. A couple of hours ago.
           
            Similar incidents happened over the years. It was always about family members, and she always knew. But she had other talents too. When any of us became pregnant, she told us what we were having. (This was long before ultrasound and other tests.) She’d say, “It’s a girl,” and make a pink quilt. There was no doubt in her voice. She was stating a fact. She told my cousin she had twin boys. The doctor pooh-poohed it. He could hear only a single heartbeat and found no sign of twins. Today Alan and Mark are grown with children of their own. My cousin was unprepared, but my aunts had doubled up on many of the baby supplies. They knew Grandmother never missed.

            Psychic ability has always fascinated me, even though I didn’t inherit any of it. So it seemed a natural to give the heroine of my first mystery some sort of ability. Such a gift would add to the conflict because of course no one believed her. On the cover I mentioned my grandmother as the inspiration, and suddenly distant cousins were calling to ask about it. It seems my grandmother’s brother had the same ability, and they thought he was the only one. Then my cousin, a gung-ho career soldier, told me he’d thought he was crazy, because he had it too, only his feeling included the men in his unit. He didn’t know about Grandmother until he read it on my book cover. It was a relief for him to find out that it existed in our family. Incidentally, that branch originally came from Wales, where such “sight” is not unknown. 




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Monday, July 4, 2011

Freedom Giveaway Hop - Day 4 - Angel Card Readings

Happy Independence Day to my good neighbors down South!

Win 1 of 5 eBooks of my new release, The Choice.

Welcome back to day Four. The Freedom Giveaway Hop  is hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and  Simply Stacie.   Visit the link on the Freedom Giveaway Hop above, there will be a list of book related giveaways at over 200 participating Blogs. For day four, I have an article written by Rachel Ann on Angel Card Readings.

Leave a comment with a way for me to contact you, or you can choose to follow my blog instead. Either will get you entered in the draw. I'll be giving away five eBooks (in your choice of format), at the end of this hop. Winners will be randomly drawn from all commenter's, and follower's of my blog. I'll notify the winners July 8.

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Angel Card Readings
Angel Card Readings are a different type of card from the tarot card. The type of angel card deck is just what is preferred by the reader. There are all types and it just depends on who the cards choose to go home with. Some cards have the entire meaning printed on them and others have just a few words and the reader has to go to a reference sheet for the meaning. When the cards are first taken home it is best to put them close to your heart to get attuned to the deck. You have an energy that makes a bond between the reader and the cards. It is just what you need to do to keep the cards in your aura. The more you use them the more it will become one with you. Take the deck and take each card in your hand. The angel cards are used with the power that you have connected to them. Do some readings for yourself a few times to get used to what they say. You should be able to get some form of guidance with this deck of cards. Remember that you have picked the deck and it is part of you. There are a few ways to do a reading for other people. If the deck has the meaning printed on it that is pretty much what the meaning says. You can always expand on the meaning if you are asked. There are also decks that have a partial meaning and it comes with a booklet that gives you the meaning. If you feel that there is something be sure that it is known also. Angel card reading is one of the least understood readings there is. Most people have never heard of this type of reading. The reading comes from the angels. If you have studied any psychic thing you believe in power greater that ourselves. It is not just what we produce but what the whole universe produces. I have been studying things for a while now and I find that I can’t change things but I can be aware of things to happen in the future. Everyone has a guardian angel and no two are the same. I haven’t asked but if he wants me to know he will give me his name. Angel card readings are an extension of this. Remember to dedicate the cards to whoever the reading is for. That brings it on a more personal level and can mean a truer reading. This is one type of reading that you can do for yourself. Most things a self-explanatory. There are different spreads that you can use to get a different reading. Angel card readings can be fun and entertaining. Just don’t take things too seriously. All you have to do is remember the reading and be aware. 

Rachel Saxon is a Reiki Master and writes for the psychic & metaphysical industry, promoting the discovery of the personal spiritual path, and recommends the following sites:




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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Freedom Giveaway Hop - Day 3 - What is a Wicca


Win 1 of 5 eBooks of my new release, The Choice.

Welcome back to day Three. The Freedom Giveaway Hop is hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and Simply Stacie. Visit the link on the Freedom Giveaway Hop above, there will be a list of book related giveaways at over 200 participating Blogs. For day three, I have an article written by Robert Fillings on What is a Wicca.

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What is a Wicca? By Robert Fillings


Wicca is a very harmonious, peaceful and overall a balanced way of thinking and living a quiet life in co existance and respect to all other which exists. It is the oppisite to other beliefs who choose to persecute or lie about what we chose to believe in.Wicca incorporates a lot of appreciation towards the wonders of nature, which include animals, flowers, trees, the moon, and earth as a whole. People who follow the Wiccan way, also learn the knowledge of witchcraft and take practical use of it, in a good way.It is a belief and a way of life, originated in Ireland, Scotland and Wales after which it was reorganized and reconstructed from Christianity.Back in the day, Wiccans were hunted and persecuted by the Church, as part of making Christian influence stronger and larger. Wicca was subjected as the work of Satan by the Church, to keep people away from it.In origin, Wiccans do not believe in Satan, as they think people themselves create evil. Wiccans believe in a God and a Goddess.Witchcraft is a tool, or a system of spirituality which the Wiccans use for different purposes. It promotes the free thought of oneself, as well as responsibility over one's actions. Witchcraft hold many mysterious powers over the universe, and those who are leading a Wiccan lifestyle, conduct and perform rituals. Wicca spells, which includes love spells as well, are spread throughout the internet, but sadly many of the websites that are dealing with these subjects charge money for the spells. Wiccans don't believe in taking money for their services (money is taken ONLY to cover the expenses if there are such).


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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Freedom Giveaway Hop - Day 2 - Psychic Abilities

Welcome back to day Two. The Freedom Giveaway Hop is hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and Simply Stacie. Visit the link on the Freedom Giveaway Hop above, there will be a list of book related giveaways at all 214 participating Blogs today. For day two, I came across this great article to share on Psychic Abilities. Remember at the end of this giveaway I'll be giving away five eBooks. So leave a comment along with a way to contact you.

Major List of Psychic Abilities and Their Descriptions/Traits

by Jackson Swift

Psychic mediums are those that can give you insight on your life or on questions you may have. They conduct the psychic reading by communicating with their guides – be they spirit guides or angel guides. They rely on outside sources to help them do their psychic readings. However, mediumship in and of itself is an ability and should not be discounted as less valuable than other psychic sensing. It takes sensitivity and special abilities to be able to hear, see or feel spirits and angels.

More than that, it takes a special talent to try and understand their message and communicate these with others.

Nowadays the belief in psychics and their psychic abilities are becoming extremely popular with the increasing availability of live psychics providing psychic advice in the internet.

What are Psychics?

Psychics are persons who profess to have an ability to perceive or pick out information that are hidden from the normal senses by using their psychic abilities.

What are Psychic abilities?

Psychic abilities are extrasensory perception abilities where receiving of information is sensed with the mind and not gained through the recognized physical senses.

Parapsychologists, the persons who study the mental phenomena of extrasensory perception, and psychics alike have identified a number of major lists of psychic abilities such as:

1. Telepathy is the ability to mentally communicate with someone

2. Clairvoyance is the ability to perceive things beyond the natural range of the sense or are far away

3. Precognition, a special type of clairvoyance, is the ability to predict future events

4. Empathy is the ability to sense the emotional state of someone else.

5. Clairaudience is the ability to hear things from miles away.

6. Intuition is the ability to obtain knowledge that is not or cannot be acquired either by inference or observation or it is psychic awareness

7. Clairsentience is the ability to detect and feel sensations, including emotions and relay messages derived from them.

8. Chiromancy is the ability to read palms in order to foretell the future.

9. Premonition is the to perceive future events before they occur

10. Dowsing is the ability to sense psychic energies using tools such as rods

11. Channeling is the ability to act as a channel for an outside energy

12. Mediumship is the ability to communicate with the dead

13. Death warning is the ability to foresee a person’s death beforehand.

14. Energy Healing is the ability to cleanse, repair and balance the energy system within a person’s body

15. Past Life Viewing is the ability to see visions from the past incarnations It is anyone’s choice whether to believe in psychic abilities or not.

Some people also believe that everyone possesses psychic abilities, though some many have never discovered it or have entirely ignored it.

Some believe that psychic abilities can be activated or enhanced through the study and practice of various disciplines and techniques such as meditation while others believe that that psychic ability is hereditary, with a psychic parent passing their abilities on to their children.

Jackson Swift is the author of this article for Universal Psychic Guild that offers psychic readings, tarot card reading and signs of zodiac services.

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