Friday, September 8, 2017

Peace. Be Still



At this point in time we in the United States are facing a major hurricane coming into Florida. Just a couple of weeks ago Texas experienced devastation resulting from a hurricane as well. Apparently there are a couple more hurricanes out at sea waiting their turn as well.

I am reminded of two things. When my father was alive, he was a weather communicator. He would speak to storms and they would change course. He would speak to rain and it would cease or start if that is what his intention was.

My sister and I have attempted to take up his mantel but apparently it died with him.

This morning I was once again attempting to tune in to the spirit  of the hurricane and speak peace to its core. I saw that something larger than the hurricane was the moving force behind it. Something not of this realm. This surprised me so, at the direction of Spirit, I just began to send that force love and light. I asked for the Angels of Light to come to the source of the hurricanes as well as all areas of our planet that are feeling disturbed. I asked the Angels of Light to surround the force with love and light and carry it to wherever it could be transformed to a beneficial force for good.

Jesus spoke to storms. His words were Peace. Be Still.

Let us all speak to this storm. Let us all say Peace. Be still.

Let us speak to world leaders. Peace. Be Still.

Let us speak to the spirit of discontent. Peace Be Still.

Let us speak to greed, control, anger, fear, and dispair.

Peace. Be Still.

Will my prayers for peace be effective to slow down this storm? I don't know. I am just one person. But David killed Goliath with a stone from his slingshot. Why not?

It could not hurt if we all spoke to this storm and called for peace. Send love to its core and to the force behind it creating the destructive energy. Love rules all. Peace to the storm and to the unrest within many at this time in history.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

A Tribute to Louise Hay and Thoughts of Change

A couple of days ago I learned that my favorite self help author, Louise Hay, died peacefully at the age of 90 on August 30.



I have given away more of her book, "You Can Heal Your Life" to my friends, relatives and clients than I can count. I give it away, buy a new one, and then give it away again. It is the book that I credit with helping me change my life from a life of misery to a more empowered and joyful version of myself that I now enjoy.

I can't even count how many times I read her book over and over and over again. The first time I read it I could hardly believe some of the words which jumped off the page and slapped me in the face. I became such an advocate for the words on the pages of that book that anytime someone around me was sick, I would run to the book to find the emotional trigger and find the positive affirmation to turn it around. Everytime I got a bladder infection (once a month or so at the time), I would go within to see who I was pissed off at (always the same person). However, she helped me realize it was not that person's fault that I was pissed off. It was my choice to be angry and to internalize that anger until it affected my health.

Some claim that to say that our conditions in life are a direct result of our thinking is not possible. What about those who are born into poverty or with a deadly illness? How can we say we are responsible for everything that happens to us in our lives? I can't say for sure that 100 percent of our issues are self generated, but our thinking and our emotions are responsible for many illnesses and problems. For myself, when I began to take responsibility for my thinking and my emotions, many of my physical issues have disappeared. (yes,  no more bladder infections!)

I will have to offset the claim of belief generated illnesses with a disclaimer that, yes, sometimes, shit just happens. I think we as Souls choose certain experiences to help our Souls evolve and what better way to grow a strong soul than to go through a challenge of some sort. Kind of like weight lifting for the Soul. But who is to say that our Soul on some higher plane of existence did not set it up? Or maybe our Soul chose it to help someone else grow their soul? Who knows. These days I am not so much about why did it happen as what was my reaction to what happened and how can I get through this with a good attitude? And yes, I am still working on this. I still sometimes get angry while driving or while standing in a long line. I am a perfect combination of the best and worst versions of myself. Instead of asking myself, what belief created this challenge, I ask, what can I do to make myself feel better? Louise's postive affirmations always do the trick.

I guess it is not surprising that her message was not readily supported by the press. It is so easy to blame something outside of ourselves for our problems. One of the favorite scapegoats is the devil in many of the churches I attended. "The devil made me do it" was a popular catch phrase a few years ago. Although I have left behind the thoughts of a devil whose main objective is to make our lives a living hell, apparently many still hold to that belief. To my relief when I left behind that belief, I ceased to run into the devil much.

What can I say about a woman who loved so much and made such a contribution to the lives of so many? Thank you seems like such a small token.

Can you think of one person who maybe said one thing that completely changed your thought processes and began the road to a completely different version of yourself? For me that was Louise Hay. Maybe you don't hold to the belief that your thoughts and emotions affect your health to the degree that Louise Hay claimed. That is fine. Her loving affirmations could do no possible harm. Now I don't claim to advocate refusing medical treatment or professional help when you have a life threatening illness or issue, but I do advocate suplementing your care with positive affirmations and happy thoughts!

When we empower ourselves we empower our children, we empower the people in our lives who we call friends, lovers, relatives, co workers, or even just someone we are friends with on Facebook or Twitter. If we affect even one person to make a change in their lives that then affects everyone they are connected to, think of the changes that happen.

Just for today, take one of Louise's affirmations and say it at least ten times and see if you don't feel better. Here are a few:

"I love and approve of myself."
"I am open and receptive to change,"
"Every thought we think is creating our future."
"My happy thoughts help create my healthy body."

If we feel better, we will feel healthier. If we feel good, we will be able to handle crisis in a more positive and loving way. Maybe your illnesses and problems will go away on their own and maybe they won't. But you may feel more peaceful and loving going through your difficult times. What could be wrong with that?

Thanks Louise Hay. Rest in peace.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/01/obituaries/louise-hay-dead-widely-read-self-help-author.html?mcubz=1

http://www.hayhouse.com/



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Goddess Rising

I am a spiritual message junkie.

For most of my life, I have been addicted to all things spiritual. My dad was a minister, and for the first thirty five years of my life, my exposure to the Divine was within that belief system. We did believe in receiving messages from Spirit, and truthfully, that is where I learned to connect with the Divine.

It wasn't until my late thirties, early forties, when I received my first experience with the feminine aspect of the Divine, or Goddess. I guess you could say I was a late bloomer. During meditation one day, the Goddess Isis came to me and told me She was going to teach me the tarot. I did not know who she was or if she knew anything about the tarot, and truthfully, at first, I was not interested. She was persistent, however, and, finally, I agreed and thus began my first relationship with a Goddess.

I related that story to tell you about a new book ready to be released soon that is all about the feminine aspect of the Divine called Goddess Rising by Lyn Thurman. In this book, she assists us in connecting with 52 Goddesses, some well known and some more obscure.

It is my belief that there are many aspects and expressions of the Divine, and many are feminine! We have been possibly over exposed to the male aspect of Divinity, and I believe it is time to balance the scales. In this book, you are invited to spend a year connecting with a different Goddess each week. I have already pre-ordered two copies!

Check out Lyn's website, lynthurman.com and get ready to change your perspective on God/Goddess, and all things spiritual!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

As the World Turns..

When I first began writing a blog, I was quite obsessive with making sure I posted a blog of some sort once or twice a week. I was quite successful for, oh... about five years.

And then life happened.

If you haven't heard from me lately, it is not because I have not been hearing from Spirit.

To the contrary.

Spirit talks quite often. I just haven't had time to write about it.

I am still working a full time job.

The three cuties above are frequently found at my home. I come home from work and they are there, and hubby is umpiring their interactions, which most of the time are quite loving, but, you know, they are kids.

I also have the privilege of being a wedding officiant, so many weekends I am joining happy couples in marriage.

In between all of that, yes, I have been giving readings to clients and doing events. Hubby and I are trying our hand at some video interviews. Every morning on my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/whispersofjoy I post a tarot card of the day.

At some point I hope life will settle down and I will once again begin writing some messages from Spirit and posting them here.

In the mean time, you can connect with me on Facebook.

One day I will write about this year and we will all have a good laugh.




Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Eight of swords

Today you may feel you are alone, and you have no options or means of escaping your dilemma. You cannot see a way to free yourself from this dark place. Remember that you have an infinite supply of strength within your soul! Although there may be no visible assistance outside of yourself, you have the inner strength to find a solution! Begin to visualize yourself happy and free and enjoying your life without restraint! You can do it! This is only temporary! I am sending you an extra dose of love and light today to realize the solution to your situation. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Message from the Tarot

Every day I post a card of the day on my facebook page. I tried to do it from blogger, but it seems to be a bit more work.

This morning I thought the message that came through was important enough to post on a larger scale. Here it is.

Traditionally this card has to do with giving to those less fortunate but it also has to do with a feeling of inequality. In reality, we are all equally amazing souls. We are all on our own path to bliss, and we all have chosen different paths to get there. Sometimes we may feel terribly lacking in the presence of someone who we feel is in some way superior to us, and at times we feel superior in some way. We should all realize that each of us has a gift to share with the world, and none of us are better than or worse than anyone else. Today, take off your glasses and look at life through the eyes of someone different than yourself.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

What I Have Been Up To!!

You may or may not know that, oh, around May or so, I decided to take a little haitus. I had been burning the candle at both ends, working full time, marrying people, teaching classes, doing events, private sessions, and, oh let's not forget family time with a hubby, daughter, two stepchildren and three grandchildren.

I was beginning to feel a bit out of sorts. I knew I needed a time out, but obligations I had already booked and regular clients prevented me from completely going off the grid. However, I did slow down tremendously. I removed myself from every event that I possibly could and increased my meditation time and sitting out in nature time.

Right about that time my hubby was approached by a local guy  named David Perry who is the owner of a local intenet television studio called WinLife TV about the possibility of doing a semi-regular television show about various paranormal subjects. My hubby jumped at this opportunity and, oh yes, told me that it was a joint venture and we would be interviewing guests and visiting various sites together. So much for my haitus!

I have enjoyed a summer of weekend trips to various locations, and, yes, I did get to chill at the beach and in the mountains. One hiking trip to an abandoned community  put us in a possible vacarious nearness to what could have possibly been a bigfoot encounter. HaHa and I had no interest really in the possiblity that bigfoot existed but, hey, it is a paranormal show, right?

Our new internet television series is called "Alternate Realities" and so far we have already filmed six shows due to air about once every two weeks on Thursday evening at 8pm.

I am in  a personal year of rest and reflection, and deciding what is worth holding on to and what I am letting go of. I do enjoy teaching classes on various spiritual practices, and, if there is interest, will start doing that again. I do see the need for some connection between those of us in the nontraditional spiritual community, so I am considering once again starting up a once a month get together in my home. This will not begin until next year, only because I have been instructed by Spirit not to plan anything too far in the future right now.

I would love some feedback on what kinds of things you are interested in and would like to see in the near future and if you would be interested in attending in my hometown of Winchester Virginia or at my other location in Herndon Virginia.

In the meantime, here are the links to the two already aired "episodes" of our new show, "Alternate Realities". I hope you will watch and give us some love and support on this new venture!

This link will take you to the first episode, where we talked about our vision for the show and bringing awareness of different "paranormal" subjects out into mainstream.. paranormal being not just ghosts and monsters but anything that is out of the ordinary...

Here  is a link to the website of WinLife TV where you will see our show and the other shows on the site. As I went on to the site I notice that we are at the top of the page! Yay! Our first episode, other than the one in which we talked about ourselves, is an interview with the president and co-founder of the Monroe Institute, Nancy McMoneagle. We talk about out of body experiences, remote viewing, astrology, and so much more!

Clck Here to watch the first episode with Nancy McMoneagle.

I hope you enjoy watching our show and stay tuned for what is coming up soon, not only on this show but also in life! I hope to connect with you soon!