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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Quote from a Psychic - Energetic Connection

I heard this twice at Lily Dale's "Stump." The Stump is where Mediums stand in front of an audience and relay messages from Spirit to audience members.

"If you are in the audience and must leave for some reason, never walk between the Medium and the person who is receiving the message. There is a physical, energetic connection between the Medium and the person, and walking between them will break the connection." The speaker went on to note that the Medium is connected to the deceased friend in one direction, and the living friend in a different direction.

These are actual, physical, energetic connections. 

8:08 am mst

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lily Dale

I just spent two days in Lily Dale, a Spiritualist community in southwestern New York state. What an interesting spot. I had a reading with a generalist psychic the first day, and a Medium the second day. Both of them connected with my deceased relatives. In between the readings, I listened to messages at "The Stump," and attended a session at the Healing Temple.

Lily Dale is a small, serene community. I was fortunate to be there on quiet weekdays at the end of the season. The place seemed very calm, with just a few folks walking around on their way to readings . . . until it was time for "Demonstrations of Mediumship" at The Stump. Sixty or 70 people would show up hoping to get a message. Interestingly, people who received one message, often received multiple messages. It was as if their deceased friends needed to maximize this moment to come through.

I'll write more about this fascinating adventure over the next week or so. I want to listen to some of my recordings so I can give you more details. Stay tuned.


12:15 pm mst

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


I had a reading with a psychic today, and I'm going to see a Medium tomorrow. I'll let you know how it all works out. 

My "Quote from a Psychic" is that my writing is going well, and I need to spend more time at the beach. I like that.


7:37 pm mst

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Predicting the Future

Predicting the Future - New Ideas

I've written several times about the things which come into play when psychics predict the future. People have a "most-probable" future, and psychics can often pick up on this future and tell people what might happen. However, everyone has free will and can make choices which change their future. In the moment of the reading, the future that the psychic sees may be accurate but, at a later time, the predicted event might not have happened. Why? The client may have changed their mind and gone a different way.

We often discuss why predictions don't come true, but sometimes we should think about why predictions do come true.

There may be a few life experiences which we are destined to try. These are experiences which we contracted for before being born. Psychics can sometimes see these big life themes. However, even with these experiences, we have still choices. For example, we may be destined to try marriage, but we can choose who to marry.

One psychic told me that he can accurately predict any future which has been determined, but not all events may have been determined at the time of the reading.

Here's an example of an accurate prediction: Years ago, I showed a family photo to a psychic, and the psychic told me that a woman in the photo was going to need knee surgery. This person had recently had knee surgery and I thought that was what the psychic was picking up. The psychic told me that the person would need additional knee surgery, and it was true. A few months later, the person had a total knee replacement.

Good psychics give the information as clearly as they get it. The only way that they know if their predictions have come true is if a client tells them about it later. Client feedback provides outside confirmation of the predicted events. Most psychics don't ask for feedback, but clients often let them know what happens. Or, clients continue to call them for readings, and the psychics figure that they must be accurate or the clients wouldn't return.

Lately, I've been part of an online discussion regarding the ability to predict the future. It's interesting to hear the psychics' opinions on this topic. The woman who started the thread asked if psychics could see the future? If they could be "future tellers"? She seemed to have a skeptical viewpoint, but it turns out that she had been able to predict the future, and she wanted insights from other psychics on this phenomenon.

In this discussion, the idea of free will was brought up several times. One person commented, "Either you believe that we have free will . . . or you believe that we don't and that our lives are predestined - in which case psychics and mediums would be right all of the time."

He went on to say:

"The reality is that any psychic reading is nothing more than a snapshot of you and your energy at that particular moment in time. It can show you where you are headed if you continue on your present path or show you which path you need to get on to reach your desires.

"But it is only a snapshot. You can change your path - either consciously or unconsciously - with the hundreds of small decisions you make every day. As your intentions and your focus shift, so does your future. This is why some people move through life clearly and others bob around like driftwood on the waves."

One psychic reader remarked that she wouldn't advertise herself as a "future teller," although sometimes spirit beings tell her about a client's future, and she repeats the predictions. Important information is often relayed by a spirit, a passed loved one, or a passed friend. These messages come through for a reason.

Another Intuitive notes that during readings she often provides preliminary information and spiritual counseling, but then the Universe comes through and uses her for the remainder of the reading, speaking through her. Sometimes, a relative or friend who has passed to the other side will come through with a message for the client. This psychic can't call the loved ones in, but when they do appear, the messages are usually accurate.

The same psychic adds that when doing e-mail readings, most every word comes from the Universe. After rereading and sending the messages, she often worries that clients will think she is crazy because she doesn't understand what has written. However, people write back to her tell her that the readings are good.

Similarly, a couple of people commented that the most accurate information comes to them when they are in a trance state. At times, the trance is deep enough that the psychic has no idea what they are saying to the client. Many psychics avoid this kind of deep trance during readings. They like to have an idea of what they are saying. They want to be sure to share information appropriately.

One spiritualist minister is a psychic medium. She says that she provides accurate readings of the future, sometimes with dates and/or times. She receives this information from spirit teachers and guides.

Someone else mentioned that psychics aren't the only professionals who predict the future. Doctors also use their knowledge and skills to let a patient know whether or not their condition will improve. The patient can look for multiple opinions on their condition, and consider multiple treatment options. What happens when a doctor is wrong? No one questions the fact that the doctor wasn't correct, and no one suggests that patients shouldn't go to doctors. And, sometimes doctors are correct. Just like psychics.

Please keep in mind that a reading with a psychic should be viewed as a consultation. Readings are for guidance only. No psychic is 100% accurate because future events are not set in stone. What you choose to do with the information, including any actions you take, are your responsibility. A psychic reading is not a substitute for medical, legal, or other professional advice.

After the reading, take time to think about the information you heard. Don't take any rash actions. Don't take the readings too seriously. Just enjoy the information and wait to see if any of the predictions come true.

Have you heard an accurate prediction from a psychic? I would love to hear about it. You can contact me at


5:26 pm mst

Monday, August 18, 2014

Quote from a Psychic - Maryushka
Quote from a Psychic

I asked Maryushka, "What do you think happens when people die? at the moment of death? after death?"

She answered:

"At the moment of death, their energy leaves the living plane that we are on. It goes to the next level of energy. From there, most people hook right up with the people who love them. They see the white light, they go down the tunnel. There, they are with their people.

"I believe in the doubling of the soul so that all of your people, your relatives, are there waiting for you when you go. There is no 'Never Never Land' where you are stuck. I know that there are ghosts who are stuck, who can't move on. I don't know why. I know you can help them let go of this plane and move on to the next plane. Most people have people waiting to greet them and help them. The thousands of reports of near-death experiences all tell the same basic story of the white light, the tunnel and the relatives. There's Jesus, there's Mary. It depends on who you are looking for. They are there to get you to the place you are supposed to be. You stay there.

"When you are ready to reincarnate, a piece of you stays there and a piece of you comes down to do more Earthly learning because there are situations which you can't learn there. Plus, you need to test your free will. There, it's not necessary. You are all-empowered. Your learning is different."


This makes sense to me. How about you?


3:59 pm mst

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Suicide: Perspectives from Psychics


In honor of Robin Williams, I am going to share what I have heard from psychics about suicide.

There are different types of suicide. Some suicides are the reaction to life events which the person perceives as so negative that they feel they need an escape. These souls will cross over and go through a period of healing and assessment. Then, they will have to return to Earth to play out another life where they will have the chance to work through similar issues in a more-productive way. Their time on the other side will be limited and there will be a quick return to Earth. In the new lifetime, they will have to rebalance any negative energy which their suicide generated (Karma). This includes rebalancing energy with their loved ones who suffered after their death.

Another type of suicide is pre-determined. Some people are destined to complete their lives at a particular time, and may have choices about how to leave that life: illness, car accident, suicide, and so forth. If their choice of suicide can be used as a teaching tool for those remaining on Earth, they might choose this type of death. In this case, they will cross over, go into healing, and have the same opportunities we all have to assess our recently-completed lifetime and plan a new one. A quick turnaround is not necessary. They will have as much time as they need on the other side to relax, regroup, and work on their spiritual development. They will have created positive Karma if they inspired others who were thinking about suicide, to remain on the Earth plane.

Aitreyia, a psychic, told me: "The spirit might have had two or three ways out, but they go within a week of their time."

Then she explained a third kind of suicide: "The other thing which is interesting is that sometimes Karma is playing out. For example, in a previous lifetime, someone's mother may have committed suicide. This lifetime, the person commits suicide to show the former mother what it was like for them."

From our viewpoint on Earth, we cannot know if someone's suicide was their escape, a teaching gift for us, or a rebalancing of Karma. All we can do is love them, hold them in light, and pray for their healing. Flood them with love and compassion. In fact, flood their friends and family with love, light, and compassion to support their healing and to help them regain their footing.

In all cases, the soul survives.

Two psychics told me that they thought that people who committed suicide might not go to the other side immediately. They might remain earthbound, seeing all of the things which are happening to their loved ones, but not being able to provide guidance or affect outcomes. They would remain earthbound until the time when their death would have occurred naturally.

In 2008, Concetta Bertoldi wrote a book entitled, Do Dead People Watch you Shower? (Harper Collins, NY, p. 49). In this book, she provided her understanding of what happens to people who have committed suicide. She believes that the other side is filled with justice, forgiveness and healing. Spirit Guides help the individual who has committed suicide to forgive and heal himself. It is the spirit who killed himself who must be able to forgive himself. However, this isn't easy because the spirit is aware that it has done something wrong. The person has lost the opportunity to balance that life's Karma and has created additional Karma which will need to be rebalanced in another lifetime. She felt that people who committed suicide would be forgiven by G-d, but would have to struggle to forgive themselves.

In his book, born Knowing (Hay House, CA, 2003, p. 208), John Holland explains that there is no running from problems. Since there's no real death, there's no escape from dilemmas and issues. He has a very different kind of feeling when communicating with people who have committed suicide. They are usually full of regret because they can see how those left behind were affected. On the other side, they begin to understand the differences they could have made in their own lives, as well as the lives of others. When these spirits communicate with John, they rarely want to talk about how they passed and they don't communicate with him for long. He believes that these spirits are going through a process of healing and need all of their energy to work on themselves. He suggests that people pray for those who have taken their own lives so that they can be assisted in the healing process.

Additional notes on the psychics' thoughts on suicide can be found in the book, My Psychic Search: discovering what psychics do, what psychics know, and how they can help us improve our lives. Check Chapter 18, "Between Lives."

Please let me know if you have any comments or questions.


9:25 am mst

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Quote from a Psychic - Knowing Everything

Quote from a Psychic - Knowing Everything

"When I was working for a chiropractor in CA, the Indigo kids were showing up and I had a chance to sit with one of them while her mother went in to see the chiropractor. I asked this Indigo child what I had forgotten. At that time, there was lots of information about the year 2012 and what our lives would be like after that.

"As I talked to this Indigo child, and I looked into her eyes, I had an out-of-body experience which was very similar to what people talk about in the tunnel. I didn't see the light, but I knew I was going towards it. It was like Star Wars where you can see the stars flying by.

"The next thing I knew, I was being transported back and there were no questions. I had no questions, I didn't need them. I knew. I still know. But to ask me a specific question . . . .

Why are we here on this earth? To experience and grow in ways that no other soul has the opportunity to do. I think that we are very honored to be here. No other souls that we know of, not even the angels, Guides, or masters, have the opportunity to taste. They can't spit, they can't make love, they don't touch. They don't have the senses we have.

"I think that we are the honored ones."

Cynthia Rae

11:38 am mst

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Do what brings you Joy

Find what brings you joy and do more of it

This is a channeled message which I heard in July. I hope it is helpful to you. It reminded me to do the things which I enjoy. It's easy to get lost in the routine of everyday life. I need to step out of my comfort zone too, and pursue a few new adventures. Here we go:

Prior to your incarnation, you were so excited about coming in with all of the possibilities which you had. All the things you wanted to do. To sing, to skip, to experience the landscape, to experience the interaction with people, to experience the interaction with animals, to spread love, to spread joy, to spread compassion. Those things that you are built of. Those things which you truly are. To give the piece of your energy in creating Heaven on Earth. It is not a dream. It is a reality. Creating Heaven on Earth starts with you.

"Seek and ye shall find." If you seek out love, you will find love. If you seek out harmony, you will find it. The more you recognize and place gratitude upon it, the more Source understands your feelings, and your feelings are the key to creation. That on which you focus your attention is what comes into your life. It doesn't matter if it's good (what you would call good), or bad (what you would call bad); where you focus your attention is what you experience. Why focus on disease? Why focus on corruption? Why focus on violence when you can shift your focus onto those things which are pleasing to you. It is our suggestion to do just that. Focus on that which pleases you, and you will have a very memorable, pleasant life, which will be highly valued to you in your Higher Self. Isn't that what the life experience is about? Being that co-creator with Source? Creating the experience that you wish? Fulfilling all of your desires, your wants; to experience the dreams which you have had?

If there is something you don't like about your life, changing your mind, changing your thoughts, is the first step. Know what changes you want, what experiences you want. Don't be hung up on how the changes should go along. Focus on the end product and see the end product being established in your life. Not the opposite of it. Be careful with that.

Many people, when they try to create, focus on the "lack of." The one we love to pick on is, "I don't have enough money. I need more money." You say you need more, but you're not focusing on "more money," you are focusing on the lack of money. Most people miss the subtle difference. See yourself as abundant. Be abundant. Act abundant. There are many little tricks to do that until you can get into the hang of it. We are not saying, "Fake it 'til you make it," for in faking it you still know, and Source knows, what your true feelings are. Learn to adjust your belief patterns and your actions to create what you want. It's a huge topic. The simplest explanation is: Focus on the end product. Don't worry about the opposite. Don't put your mindset there.

The trick is, you don't need to know exactly what you want. Fill your heart. If it is pleasing to you, then go for it.


P.S. This message is similar to what Vicki said last week about expectations. You can expect the end product, but you can't always know how you will get there. Do what you love, expect success, and let the Universe orchestrate the rest.

11:14 am mst

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Psychic Fair Enlightenment

Psychic Fair Enlightenment

I want to share with you some of the things I heard at last Sunday's Psychic Fair. I enjoy setting up a table at the Fair and selling my book, jewelry, and crystal pyramids. I am not set up as a psychic reader, so people hang around and talk to me while they are waiting for their readings. I hear the most fascinating things. As long as people are interesting, I'm happy to listen. A woman sitting next to me suggested that I start charging people just to listen to them, like Lucy in the Peanuts comic. Not yet. I feel more like Frasier Crane: "I'm listening."

So what did I hear?

One woman asked me about the interviews I had done with psychics. I told her that I had recorded more than 35 interviews. She had done a lot of interviewing for her doctorate, and she thought that the interviews would be valuable as historical pieces: "This is what being psychic was like in the year 2014." Interesting perspective.

One guy asked about my work, and I told him all about My Psychic Search book. He knows people who work on the TV show Ancient Aliens, and he also knows George Noory from the radio show Coast to Coast. I told him that, as far as I knew, I was the only one doing this kind of work, assembling knowledge from multiple psychics. He suggested that I contact Coast to Coast and see if they are interested in talking with me. I don't know when I'll do that, but it's fun to think about the future of this Project and all the places it might go.

I spent lots of time talking with Vicki Talvi-Cole, an artist and an Intuitive Healer at the Fair. This was the first time we had had a long conversation. Her ideas expanded the concepts in my brain. I strained to understand what she said, but the concepts sounded so right. I hope I am remembering correctly what she told me. Are you ready to think about things in a different way?

Vicki and I were talking about moving into the fifth dimension. She said we were already there (I've heard this before). I told her that I hoped that was true; I wanted to live in a calmer, more peaceful world. However, when I thought about what was going on in the Middle East (the Israeli/Palestinian war, ISIS, etc.), I couldn't reconcile those conflicts with moving into a new dimension. I understood that there were people who were so locked into violence being the only solution to their problems that all they could do was create violence. That was their role here. But what about the other people? The collateral damage?

Vicki said, "There are no victims. Everyone signed up for these roles." This sounds true, yet is hard for me to grasp. Just the week before, I had a similar conversation with another Intuitive about the people who had died in the Malaysian airline crash. He told me that the crash was part of the contract they had agreed to before birth. They might not remember signing that contract but, eventually, it would all make sense to them.

Vicki and I also talked about time. She said that everything happened at once: past, present, and future. I shared with her a dream I had had the previous week. In that dream, I was visiting with a friend who was planning to remodel her kitchen. While I was talking with my friend in that time period, I was also living in a future time period where I could see how the remodeling job had turned out. I could see the kitchen prior to remodeling, and I could also see it from the perspective of a future time frame after the project had been finished and the walls had been moved. Being in two time frames at once had the effect of me looking like I was psychic because I could tell her what the remodeled kitchen looked like. In my dream, I thought, "This must be what it is like to be psychic: it's not a big deal to live in two time periods at once, but it makes me look like I can predict the future."

Vicki and I talked about letting go of expectations, and how if we expect something, it happens. Huh? What is the difference? I've heard this before too. I think she explained that we can expect something to happen, like fame and fortune, but we can't have expectations about how it will happen. All we can do is ask, "How do I do this?" and let the Universe figure out the rest. You know it's going to happen so you expect it. But you don't know how it's going to happen, so you don't have expectations. Does that make sense to anyone reading this blog? Vicki, did I get that right?

Oh, one more thing. This goes back to last week's blog post about Licensing. The City of Tucson is requiring all of the readers and healers at the Psychic Fair to be licensed as "fortunetellers." Several readers didn't come to the Fair because they didn't want to deal with licensing. Other readers protested being called fortunetellers, but when someone asked, "What would you like to be called?" there was no answer. There is no one word which encompasses all of the readers and healers who show up at the Fair.

So, that was my whirlwind of a day at the Psychic Fair. There is so much more to these Fairs than just getting readings. They provide a peaceful place to spend the day.

If you are interested in reading more about Vicki, she has a website at She works with horses to help people heal. In October, she will facilitate a two-day workshop with horses entitled, Animal Kingdom, Healing Human Hearts, they've been waiting for you . . .  You can find out more by checking her website.

Thank you Vicki, and thank you to all the interesting people who stopped at my Psychic Fair table to share their insights. The next Fair will be September 7. I hope to see you there!


11:13 am mst

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Quote from a Psychic - Rhonda Gibony' Harford

Quote from a Psychic - Psychic Ability

In 2009, I interviewed Rhonda Gibony' Harford about her work as a "Gifted" Astrologer, and about her abilities. At that time, Rhonda insisted that she was "gifted," not psychic. Since our interview, her psychic abilities have become more profound. Now, information comes to her with more strength and clarity than ever before. This is reaffirming what she has known since childhood: that she can tap into information from the Universe. Rhonda can feel the information, and her strengthened abilities make her a very effective reader.

A few blogs back (July 10, #6), I wrote about the many people I meet who have psychic ability, but are not ready to admit that they are psychic. They tell me that they don't like that word. Or, that if they admitted that they were psychic, their acquaintances would test them all the time. It would be too much pressure. Or, that being psychic is still taboo and they don't want their friends and family to think that they are crazy. However, over time, people begin admitting to themselves that they really are psychic. Rhonda's interview provides a prime example of the way people struggle with the idea of being psychic.

Here is a quote from my 2009 interview with Rhonda:

"I don't consider myself to be psychic. I am a professional astrologer and I am gifted. I have been gifted since birth. I remember things from when I was a very small child.

"Before I start a session, I ask clients if they would like to hear everything I have to say, good and bad. I don't know what is going to come in. My main tool is the astrological chart, but at the same time, additional information may pop into my head and I just say it. I want their permission to tell them. In 33 years, I have never advertised and I have had plenty of clients due to word-of-mouth advertising. I think it is because clients tell people that I am psychic.

"I'm not psychic, I am gifted. I don't like the word ‘psychic' because I don't feel that a person can be psychic all the time. I feel that it comes in at the right time and it goes out at the right time. It's not always there. In the ancient days, they were not called psychics, they were called Magi.

"However, the image of a man has been coming through my walls for years. I could see him, but I didn't know who he was. He was a Buddhist who lived thousands of years ago. He channels through a woman in Sedona. When I went to a conference a while ago, a woman came up to me, handed me a paper with his image on it, and said, ‘I am supposed to give this to you to let you know that he also works through you.' His name is Djwal Khul. I looked at the photo and realized it was the face I had seen on my wall."

If you want to know more about Rhonda, her full interview, including the information about her near-death experience, can be found online as a Kindle e-book. The interview book is just 99 cents and provides several stories about what it is like to be a psychic child, how psychic ability works, and how Rhonda integrates her psychic ability with her astrology work to provide informative readings.

For more information on Rhonda, you can contact her by phone at 520-320-7718, or send an e-mail to Her website is

Are you psychic too?


11:14 am mst

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Licensing for Psychics

Licensing for Psychics

Today's blog topic is one you've probably never thought about: Licensing for Psychics. This summer, our local psychic fair is moving from a hotel outside the Tucson city limits to a venue inside the city limits. This means that the City can require each participant to purchase a license. In Tucson's case, this is a "Fortuneteller license." This license is more expensive than some other City licenses because the City requires that each psychic be investigated by the Police Department before the license can be granted.

In my previous discussions with psychics, I had heard that being an ordained minister, or having some other kind of counseling credentials, exempted psychics from the need to be licensed as entertainers or fortunetellers. The City of Tucson says "no." Unless someone has a 501 C3 from the IRS, they are not exempt. The City of Tucson Fortuneteller License has a non-refundable $100.00 application fee and a prorated amount of $22.50 for the remainder of this year. I don't know what the annual renewal charge will be.

Laws regarding psychic work vary throughout the country. During our interview, I heard a fascinating story from Maryushka, a Tarot card reader, about her involvement in a police sting which led to changes in a Connecticut law. This is an excerpt from Maryushka's interview. My questions are in Italics and Maryushka's answers are in the regular font.

Can you tell me about the time you were arrested for Tarot card reading and how it impacted Connecticut's (CT) laws?
This is a sad story. In 1988, in CT, there was a law on the books which had been there since the 1930s. It was a Blue law which said that people were not allowed to read cards, do psychometry, astrology, or psychology. Different parts of the law had been struck down over time. Astrology and psychology had been removed by 1988. Psychometry and Tarot card reading were still being enforced. The law said that you were not allowed to do them in a fraudulent manner.

That would make sense. Things shouldn't be done in a fraudulent manner.
We have lots of other laws about fraud.

In 1988, two towns in the state decided to prosecute people based on this law. The attitude they had was that if you did it, it was fraudulent. The act of setting up shop and doing card reading was a fraudulent activity. They were conducting sting operations in West Hartford. I had been featured in the Hartford Courant, our newspaper, as a gift for Mother's Day: "Give your mother a reading with Maryushka."

That's so sweet.
The police called me and made an appointment to have a reading. It was a "husband and wife" team. First of all, I knew they were arresting people and I knew that the readers were not being tried. They were being arrested, then told to pay a fine. Being arrested is terrible.

This man and woman arrived at 9:30 p.m. My daughter was about 13 and she was asleep in the other room. I normally would never do a reading that late. I happened to be living with someone at that time and he was away. I was bored so I said, "Okay." When they arrived, I said, "It's really too late," but they begged for a reading. They told me it was their anniversary and they really wanted a reading. I let them in and they had a reading.

They told me that they worked for Aetna. Or, maybe he worked for Aetna; I don't remember now. When I did the reading, the consequential thing that I told them was that he would be getting retroactive pay. That was so bizarre because Aetna wouldn't pay retroactively. Maybe it would be a bonus? It really said it was retroactive pay.

I told them that they should go out more and I told them a few other things. We finished the bulk of the reading. Then he said, "You're under arrest." I am a child of the sixties. I said, in a tiny-weeny voice, "Don't hit me." To me, what comes after, "You're under arrest"? They throw you against the wall. The next thing I said was, "Don't take out any guns. There are no guns in this house."

They told me I had to go to the courthouse, and I said I was calling my lawyer. I already knew about this law. I had already seen a lawyer and I knew that what I did was not fraudulent. I offered a card reading and people paid for it. I offered a card reading for a set amount of money. Someone paid the money to me, they sat, they had a reading, then they went home. They got what they had paid for. It was not fraudulent. If someone told me that they hated the reading, I might give their money back.

I called my lawyer and she said she would meet us at the courthouse. I said, "I can‘t go. My daughter is asleep." The cops were shocked, "There's a child in the house?" "Yes." I called my sister and my friend and both of their phone lines were busy. Finally, I had the operator break into one of their calls and I got my friend on the phone. She came over to watch my child while I was arrested.

The woman handcuffed me and I told her that I was going to pass out, right there on the sidewalk. She said, "No you're not. You're going to walk to the car and get in." We went to the police station and I told the fingerprinting guy to do what he needed to do. I was not there.

This was May 12, 1988. The legal procedures began and they continued the procedures. Each time, they wanted me to plead guilty and pay $50. Then they said, "You don't have to plead guilty, you just have to promise never to do this again." They said that they would let me have "accelerated rehabilitation" which is a one-time deal for first time offenders which says that if they behave and don't get arrested again, their record will be expunged after a while. I didn't do that.

The trial took place in December 1988. In the meantime, my lawyer was a criminal defense lawyer who worked on federal cases where lawyers were appointed to represent defendants. She was called to work on a case so she couldn't represent me anymore. Another lawyer, who was teaching A Course in Miracles, said that he might defend me. I met with him and we did a card reading to see if we should go forward with this. The card that came up was "Justice," so we knew to do it. He agreed to defend me for very little money.

So, what happened?
I had a four-day trial in West Hartford in December. I was acquitted. It was a jury of six.

I brought a whole group with me to the trial, including several readers who came to support me. My friends and family were also there. Together, we picked the jury. During jury selection we listened to people and picked the jury.

The trial consisted of the prosecutors asking me questions. We brought up spirituality. We were going to go for religious freedom as a defense. After four days of questions, we were done. The jury declared that I was not guilty. I was acquitted.

Even after I was acquitted, the Judge said to me, "Now, remember, you shouldn't let people into your house." The only people who had ever been a problem in my house were the police!

Remember the definitive statement I made in the reading about them getting retroactive pay? At the trial, the female cop was asked if she had received retroactive pay. She said she didn't know because she had automatic deposit to her account. You can imagine the laughter. Then, they asked the male cop if he had received retroactive pay and he said, "Yes." Just that week, he had been notified that they were going to receive two years of back pay. That is why the trial couldn't happen until December - we had to wait until the prediction had come true.

Three years later, a group called the "New Age Association" petitioned the Legislature to change the law. I told them that they had to take the lead if they wanted the law changed. There was a joint session of the legislative committees from the House and the Senate and they listened to several hours of testimony. They needed to hear from someone who had been harmed by the law. That was me, so I testified. I told them how I had been harmed. My business had been destroyed.

I had been reading on the radio for special occasions. After I had been on the radio, people would call me for private readings. That business had been killed. One of the legislators told me that they were one of my biggest fans when I was on the radio. The Legislature removed the whole law, including the part about Psychometry. They didn't just take out Tarot card reading, they removed the entire law because there were many laws on the books against fraud. As long as your intention was not fraudulent, you were not committing a fraudulent activity. That was what we won on.

So, in order to read now, do you need a license?
No. You don't need a license. Most of the readers in CT don't remember this. They don't even know it happened. It's probably time to write an article for the paper again. It's been 25 years. Now, we have a giant industry in this state.

A giant industry of card readers?

If you are a practicing psychic, what are the laws where you are located? I am curious about how being psychic works around the country. You can send your thoughts to me at

I hope to see some of you at Sunday's Psychic Fair at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tucson, AZ. I'll be there with my new retail sales license.


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Quotes from a Psychic - Soul Mission
 Quotes from a Psychic

Earlier this month, I interviewed Kermie Wohlenhaus. Kermie is clairvoyant and she works closely with angels. During our interview we talked about how each person develops a contract for their lifetime, and this contract includes their soul mission. I asked Kermie why we couldn't know what we were here to do? Why was it so hard to figure it out? Wouldn't our lives be easier if we knew what we were here do, learn, or experience?

Kermie answered:

"There are beings who come through and know their mission. It's very difficult for them. From infancy up to when they are about 20 years old, they are very bored. It's hard. They know what they are doing.

"There is so much time and space here. We come from a place where we are very close to not having time and space. Here, it's hard to drive in traffic. In other realms, all we have to do is think about a place and we are there. The angels say it's benevolent to forget. Forgetting allows us to have free will."

I asked how we could figure out what we were supposed to do, and Kermie told me:

"It's in our heart. It's tucked away. They say, ‘We put it in the best place where you will never find it because you don't sit and go within.' When you follow the desire of your heart, you find it. If you are a lawyer, and you want to be a florist, when you start turning and being the florist, you will feel good. When you are who you really are, you have joy. You know it's what you are supposed to be doing. It's tucked in there."

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I have been fortunate in my life because I've talked to psychics who have eased me along my path, and helped me figure some things out. How about you? Have you figured out your life purpose? How did you discover it? I would appreciate hearing your insights at


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer Camp for Spiritual Interests

Summer Camp

Have you heard that the Mystic Messengers Psychic Fair will be moving to the DoubleTree Inn in Tucson, AZ? Our next fair will be August 3, 2014, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. It should be an exciting day!

Later in August, I am planning to visit Lily Dale, a spiritualist community in western New York state. I would like to interview people about the Lily Dale community, and also interview a couple of Mediums about their work. I've sent e-mails to Lily Dale, but I haven't heard back. Does anyone who reads this blog have contacts in Lily Dale? Who should I call?

I thought you might like to know more about some of the spiritualist communities in the United States so that you can plan your own summer vacation. I knew about four of these communities, but found three more by searching online. If you are interested in a private session with a Medium, a ghost walk, or classes to advance your abilities, these are great places to visit.

Lily Dale, New York
This information is from Lily Dale's website,

Lily Dale, located in Southwestern New York State, is one hour south of Buffalo, three hours south of Toronto, three hours north of Pittsburgh and three hours east of Cleveland. It is near the Village of Cassadaga.

The Lily Dale Assembly is the World's Largest Center for the Science, Philosophy, and Religion of Spiritualism. It is 135 years old.

The website defines a Spiritualist as: "One who believes, as the basis of his or her religion, in the continuity of life and in individual responsibility. Some, but not all, Spiritualists are Mediums and/or Healers. Spiritualists endeavor to find the truth in all things and to live their lives in accordance therewith."

Lily Dale hosts events, lectures, and services to bring information, enlightenment, hope and peace to those who open their hearts. Demonstrations of clairvoyance are given by Mediums at daily services. The Healing Temple is available for meditation, and spiritual healers are available to work with those who desire individual healing energies. Many Mediums are available for private sessions.

Public demonstrations of mediumship are included in the gate fee and are held three times a day. Classes are provided on a broad range of subjects. Workshops, ghost walks, and special events are also held in Lily Dale.

According to the website, Lily Dale members are dedicated to the service of God, Spirit and Mankind. This is the foundation upon which all else is built. "It is our hope that you leave us with peace in your heart and a deeper awareness of your divinity."

Cassadaga, Florida
From the website and from Wikipedia

Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp is a 119 year old community of spiritually-minded people located in Central Florida. Established as a Spiritualist community in 1894, the Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp Meeting AssociationTM consists of approximately 57 acres with 55 residences. Those who reside on the property live, worship and work in harmony with their beliefs. About 25 of the Camp's residents are Mediums who offer counseling from their homes.

The Cassadaga Spiritualist camp began when the Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp Meeting Association was founded by George P. Colby, from Pike, New York. George was a trance medium who traveled to many states, giving readings and seances.

As a young man, George was told during a séance that he would someday be instrumental in founding a Spiritualist community in the South. That prophecy was fulfilled in 1875, when Colby was led through the wilderness of Central Florida by his spirit guide "Seneca" to an area surrounded by uncommon hills.

Colby homesteaded land and, in 1895, deeded more than 35 acres to the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp Meeting Association which was incorporated in December of 1894.

Many classes, workshops, and healing sessions are held at the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp.

Camp Chesterfield, Chesterfield, Indiana

Camp Chesterfield was founded in 1886 and is the home of the Indiana Association of Spiritualists. Camp Chesterfield offers Spiritualist Church services, mediumship, faith healing, and spiritual development classes, as well as psychic readings and a psychic fair.

According to the website, "Historic Camp Chesterfield is a place of peace and serenity nestled near the crossroads of the Midwest. It can be your gateway to the enlightenment of Spiritualism."

Harmony Grove, California

From the Harmony Grove website:

"Incorporated in 1896 to further the teaching of spiritualism as a religion, philosophy and science, Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association continues that legacy today, as a Center for Spiritual Seekers. Our vision is to provide a haven and forum, for those seeking Spiritual enlightenment, knowledge, understanding, healing, and the acceptance of the Oneness of God in All Life.

"Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association is open and receptive to new thoughts & progressive philosophies of Spiritualism and Universal Spiritual Principles. Weaving nature, diverse culture, ceremony, healing, art, music, and education with a living Universal Spirit, Harmony Grove is much more than a Spiritual Retreat Center, it is a sacred oasis to empower the soul on every level."

Due to a devastating wildfire on May 15, 2014, Harmony Grove is not open this summer.

Lake Pleasant, Massachusetts

Lake Pleasant is a village in Montague, Massachusetts, and is the site of an early and prominent American Spiritualist campground. Lake Pleasant was founded in 1870 as a camp meeting ground with 75 tent lots.

Lake Pleasant is the home of The National Spiritual Alliance (TNSA). The National Spiritual Alliance is a deistic, democratic, inclusionistic, reincarnationist, Spiritualist organization.

From the website:

The National Spiritual Alliance has been serving Spiritual needs since 1913. TNSA is an alliance of churches, missions, schools, ministers and members, all gathered under the umbrella of the religion, philosophy and science of Spiritualism. We welcome ALL who seek spiritual understanding regardless of current or prior faith tradition, or lack thereof.

The National Spiritual Alliance provides Sunday Services, Weekly Development Circles, Monthly Psychic Fairs, Spiritual Healing practice and training, Ordination of Ministers, Establishment of Missions, Chartering of TNSA Spiritualist Churches, and Workshops for Minister Training, Spiritual Healing, Mediumship and Psychic Development.

Wonewoc Spiritualist Camp, Wisconsin

Wonewoc Spiritualist Camp is located in Wonewoc, Wisconsin. The camp is open every summer. In 2014, the camp will be open from June 1 until August 29, offering classes, services, workshops and readings

Wonewoc Spiritualist Camp is celebrating its 140th year. Camp began in 1874 with a group of Spiritualists from New York, but did not incorporate until 1901. Spiritualists have been on the grounds every summer for 140 years! There is no admission charge to come on the grounds.

Onset, Massachusetts
From Wikipedia:

Onset was developed in the 1880s as a summer camp meeting for Spiritualists. Many of the existing cottages in Onset were built as second homes for individuals from Boston and other northeastern cities who gathered to hear Mediums communicate with the dead. When it was run by the Spiritualists, the village was known as Onset Bay Grove.

I couldn't find a website for this community, so you'll have to do your own digging to find out if anything is happening in Onset this summer.

Let me know if you are aware of any other Spiritualist Camps.

Enjoy this lovely summer.


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014


This is part of a message I recently heard. I believe it addresses our world situation.


There is mastery in remembering. When you take that term, "member," it implies an inclusive club or group. "Re-membering" is coming back to your all-inclusiveness, to the one united energy which you were. In re-membering, you reactivate that knowingness, become one of the members, one of the group, one of that vibration from which you came.

As you radiate your strength, your fiber, your beingness, and you remember the group vibration, it helps activate the remembering in those around you. You are not a neutral energy. You are a creative energy. As you illumine your own life, and live it brighter and lighter, it provides a spark for those around you. They already have within them all that it takes to "re-member" but, somehow, your process provides that little spark that they need to remember the divine within themselves.

Someone who is learning a new dance step and does not yet have the rhythm within themselves naturally, literally, counts, "One, two, right, left," until they can coordinate the vibration with their actions. Too many of you believe that you are still there with the "One, two, right, left," when that rhythm is already within you. It is a part of who and what you are, and when you have the rhythm, the last thing you think about is "One, two, left, right." You go and you flow with the vibration. Your mastery is there. It serves no one to go back to the "One, two, left, right." It serves no one. Dance. Live fully in your vibration, in your energy, and what it is that you resonate. It becomes contagious to those around you.

There is no "me vs. you." In narrow minds is where competition came in. In the higher knowing, there is no competition. Everyone is an accent. Everyone is a component of the sacred and the divine. When you became "one against the other," or took sides, or formed group against group, you withdrew your energy and your light to co-create together in the mastery in which you were meant to create. Understand and appreciate that the smallest of people, the smallest of talents, the smallest of plants, the smallest of pillows, holds a space in this universe which is necessary to create the whole; it is not an accident. It is not by chance that they too co-exist with you.

Create a new world which is already there. It is a matter of re-membering. Rejoining the group and the vibration from which you came.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Reiki, Light, Prayer

Reiki, Light, Prayer

I have a friend who isn't feeling well. In my morning meditation a few days ago, I thought of her surrounded by a healing light. Later that morning, a King Snake appeared in my back yard, climbing a rod, and looking like a medical insignia. A few days later, I told the snake story to my less-than-well friend. She told me that her Guides had mentioned that they had heard people's prayers for her, and were working on her healing. Is there a connection between sending healing energy to someone, and it actually making a difference?

Many psychics and healers perform Reiki and other healing arts. According to The International Center for Reiki Training (, 2011):

"Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by ‘laying on hands' and is based on the idea that an unseen ‘life force energy' flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's ‘life force energy' is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy."

The Center's website goes on to explain:

"A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being. Many have reported miraculous results.

"Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery."

When I interviewed Gina Stanfill, a Reiki Master, I asked about her work. She told me:

"Reiki is a healing art. There are many types of healing arts. I started getting involved in this when I was studying Tai Chi. I had a Tai Chi instructor who was also into Shamanic Healing. Then my brother came to live with me, so I had my Tai Chi teacher teaching me Tai Chi, Shamanic Healing, and Chi Gong, and my brother teaching me Reiki, eastern Indian philosophy and Kabbalah. So I have some Asian tools and some Indian tools.

"In the end, they are all the same; but, their approaches and philosophies are different. So I have Reiki Master and Chi Gong certificates. I also have cranial-sacral certificates.

"In the end, all healing arts are the same thing: I have to be beyond myself; I have to allow the person to heal themself. That is where all healing comes from, from our selves. People take the first step in healing themselves by wanting to come to a healer. They are open to doing something. Then, I just guide energy into their bodies and help it move around to where it needs to flow. It is a hands-on "touchy" thing. People like the hands-on work. Truly, I could sit here, write your name down and do the exact same thing as I do having you sit there for an hour while I touch you. There is no difference, but people like the intimacy of being with someone and being touched.

"The energy flows through me. I call it in and I am a conduit for it. But it is their healing. I can call it through, but they have to accept it. Otherwise it goes through them and back out. They have to be willing to accept it into their body for its highest good.

"I can touch someone and focus energy into a spot, but I can also do that without touching them. It is about my intent to send the energy to them, not about touching them. In Reiki, they have a term and words you can say to send energy long distances. In some Shamanic customs, the raven is the carrier of symbolic healing. If I want to send health to someone I call upon a raven and ask it to carry the energy to that person. I can send it, but I can't make someone receive it; just like I can read your information, but I can't make you decide what to do with it. Healing is very visual. On the other end, a person might feel warmth, or a tingle, or they might just feel better."

I asked: Is it like prayer?

"It is exactly what prayer is supposed to be! All of these healing arts are similar. It is just about whatever belief system a person has."

When I asked Erik Assman what happened when he performed Reiki, he replied, "I see the whole body as an energy matrix and I try to align it. I look for places where things aren't right. I try to put energy in to re-align the matrix. Sometimes I see the beginnings of disease manifesting in the body. Sometimes I can see actual disease in the body."

Another healer told me that when doing body work, "I began seeing energetic gridlines on people. When I looked at someone, I could see ‘in' and it would look like a hologram with grids."

Denise Singerline, a Chakra-Balancing Specialist, remarked, "When I start doing healing work, I asked Spirit to help me to step aside so that they can work through me and attach themselves to the backs of my hands. I ask them to show me what needs to be done; to guide me and lead me. I step out of the way and I start channeling energy through my body."

Is there a benefit to Reiki, Light, and Prayer (in any form you choose)? Well, it can't hurt. Might as well give it a try.

Have you had experiences using remote Reiki, sending Light, or praying for someone, which have made a difference? I would love to hear your story. You can e-mail it to me at


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