The Universe has a way of sending a message repeatedly, but in different ways. When looking for guidance, it is important to pay attention to PATTERNS that appear in your life.
What do patterns look like? You probably know the feeling of familiarity when you hear a phrase, and then it jumps out at you again a couple days later in print. Someone may offer you advice, only for you to remark “That’s the second time I’ve heard that recently!” You may bump into someone you haven’t seen in a LONG time, only to see them again and again over the course of the month. If you work in customer service, you may notice clients sharing similar complaints around a matter during a small time frame. None of these coincidences are accidental. Pay attention and ask: What is the Universe trying to tell me?
I have started to keep a journal of patterns that reveal themselves in my readings. Recently, many sitters end their readings by asking for more information...
Most empaths are givers. We value the feelings and emotions of others, and will often do whatever we can to help. Because we can FEEL and empathize with the emotions of others, we will go out of our way to make them happy (Thus, keeping our own world pleasant, we think)
How often have you volunteered your time when you didn’t have a spare minute? Offered to help a friend financially when money was already tight for you? Given someone patience and the benefit of the doubt when their words/actions didn’t warrant it?
Think about how you feel when you put the wants/needs/opinions of others above your own, repeatedly, to your own detriment... Most of us walk out of these scenarios feeling drained and irritable. We take care of everyone else, but no one takes care of us!
There is a fine line between being generous and being taken advantage of- this is where healthy boundaries are important. My good friend Sara has the best philosophy about boundaries: ...
I am always granted this important reminder when people arrive for their scheduled appointment: TIMING IS NOT AN ACCIDENT. TRUST THE UNIVERSE TO GUIDE.
I can’t tell you how many times people have come for their reading and been visited by an unexpected spirit, a bonus visit- not the one they were hoping to talk with. (We usually will get to the one they were hoping for later in the reading) The message from this visitor is always very timely, and many times a sitter will say “I just realized he passed away 5 years ago today” OR “Strange, tomorrow would be her birthday”
The Universe (and the spirit world) sends you the perfect visitor at the perfect time, well aware of timing long before we are.
Have you ever been faced with the feeling of WANTING something so much, only to find out it isn’t available to you? That relationship, the new job opportunity, the house that went under contract before you had a chance? If you really think...
One of the most interesting concepts I have learned in this journey is the idea of RESISTANCE. Resistance shows up when you are learning something new, challenging old beliefs, stepping out of your comfort zone. Resistance is the force that stands in your path and makes your journey bumpy.
When I first began exploring mediumship, I created my own resistance. “What if this isn’t real? What if I can’t do this?” Even after I knew I COULD receive messages, I would wonder when my ability would end. I was experiencing resistance to the idea that I was a medium.
After I began practicing and sharing my story publicly, I experienced resistance from others. “This is false. This is evil. This is against our religion“ I was challenged to stop sharing my gifts because of old beliefs. I learned to power through the resistance and the nay-sayers, as I had a bigger purpose to serve both the spirit world and those who were grieving.
One of the most difficult lessons I had to learn about mediumship was that it is OK (and necessary) to charge what I am worth. I have ALWAYS had a hard time taking money from others. Up until recently, I was first to volunteer to donate time/money/energy to ANYTHING around me.
But what happens when you give and give and give without reciprocity? You begin to feel resentful. You are stretched too thin and find yourself HOPING you’ll get sick to be able to take a day off.
The cure to this predicament is to be open to RECEIVING as freely as you give. When I first started, I performed practice readings for free. I wanted to share my skills and gain confidence. Quickly, I realized that I COULD do this (snd do it well)! But I was stretching my sessions and calendar to meet the needs of people who wanted sessions. I was missing out on time with my family, kids’ games and my day “real” job. I was actually hoping people would STOP scheduling so that I...
One of the things your loved ones in spirit want you to learn us the importance of LISTENING to the whispers. How many of us can relate to having a “hunch” that something doesn’t feel right? Or you feel drawn to a situation/place/person without knowing why? The Universe (and spirit world/angels) are working overtime to guide you. You will find things fall into place when you “give it to God” or “surrender to the Universe” or “listen to your intuition).
I have MANY sitters tell me they already feel the presence of their loved ones around in everyday life. They receive little signs (ladybugs, butterflies, pennies in their path) and recognize coincidences (you receive an unexpected refund in the exact amount you needed to take a class). These people could be called “intuitive”, but ANYONE has the ability to listen to their intuition.
Remember, it requires a great deal of energy for your loved ones to come...
I've been struggling with writer's block recently... what used to flow so easily has been at a stand-still for a couple of months. Many people tell me that they are silent readers of these blog posts, and look forward to learning more about the Spirit world based on my experiences and interactions. But what do I write when I feel uninspired??? Then, it hit me this morning.... So many little treasures flowing out so quickly I could barely put it all down on paper... trying to catch a thousand bubbles before they pop.
Those of us who work with spirit and the universe call this a "download": that moment when the floodgates open, and ideas flow forth so quickly you can't possibly catch it all. It is abundance and inspiration that comes from beyond the human mind. We can call this messages from God, lessons from the Universe, inspiration from the Spirit World... it all comes from the same source.
This is the first post of my new blog series: Lessons from the Universe. If you...