Monday, September 24, 2012

Hearing from Lurkers

Recently I’ve had a few emails that start with ‘I’ve been reading you for years and I’ve just now contacted you…’
Firstly, I’m really thrilled that people have been reading this blog for years.  I put a lot of love and attention in it and am so pleased that people are returning to read it again and again.
Fall Flowers 2 by Karen Riehm

Secondly, there is no need to lurk.   If you read and have some thoughts, you can put them in the comments or write to me directly.

Listening to the Little Man in my Stomacy by Marisa
And finally – readings are not scary things!  Of course sometimes we hear things we don’t want to – one client recently said it was like looking in the mirror, and seeing things clearly.  There’s no hiding in the reading. But it’s not frightening or intimidating.  It’s a way of seeing where you are putting your energy right now, seeing what is blocked and what is flowing, and what you need to do to change or ensure that things keep going the way you want…

Morning Tea Tray by E Sharp
I’ve just opened some new time slots – I am now doing readings at 10 am two mornings a week, so my wait time has shortened and I’m seeing people in about 6 weeks – so drop me a line and we can meet in November.
Enjoy the coming fall and I look forward to hearing from other ‘lurkers’. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Psychic Challenge

A while ago I stumbled across this show – America’s Psychic Challenge.   It’s the standard reality competition format, whittling down contestants, but the challenges were psychic ones.  I was immediately fascinated.  We watched, and one challenge was that the contestants (all working psychics) were brought to a car park and told that one of the cars had a living person in the trunk, could they take them to it.  My husband looked at me questioningly and I laughed and said no, I have no idea which car it was, that’s not my skill!  And indeed some of the contestants stumbled around but one woman just walked forward without hesitation and led them to the correct car.

In a later episode, the challenge was that they were taken to a hotel room – and asked what happened here.  Most people said someone died, some people said they didn’t die on the bed, but rather on the floor (the correct spot) but one woman said I see the letter J and the name Annie – and it was where Janis Joplin died.  I was amazed and delighted.  My husband the skeptic said, well, why didn’t she just say Janis?
Teo Alponso
I think everyone is psychic, like everyone can sing or everyone can draw. Some people are natural wild talents, some people can be trained to a certain level of competence and some people are tone deaf, but most people have some innate skill – but it’s not a precise skill, like finding the name Janis;  instead it’s a swirl of intuition,  like using music to describe a taste.  You get senses and feelings that often easier to explain in retrospect.   And in that way we teach ourselves to ignore our intuition, or to doubt it, and it gets quieter and rustier…    But if we the more we listen to our intuition, the more we honor it, the stronger and clearer it grows.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


This is always a strange neighborhood on 9/11 – too many people, too much grief, excitement, rage, feelings - just too much energy. 

When I moved here 10 years ago, the streets had just been reopened, and you could walk down West Broadway in the middle of the day and not see a car for 10 minutes. There were so few people, that the people who were around paid a lot more attention to each other.  If I walked somewhere without my son (who was 4 at the time) people would ask me, ‘How are you?  Where’s your boy?’ 

Now there are so many people (and so many children!) no one can notice who goes where with whom… and that is a good thing;  the area has revitalized,  on any given day there is a good energy here, people on their way,  making good,  in their groove.   I want 9/11 not only to remind us of the tragedy, of the senselessness of terrorists actions, but also of connectivity, how communities came together, how New York held its own…

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Empowering Yourself

There is a wise saying which is that you teach what you most need to learn…

So I’m here to confront my issues with technology.  The other day the wireless mouse simply stopped working.  I fiddled and faddled and it made no difference so I waited for either my son or my husband to come home and knew that they could fix it. My son took one look, took the mouse away and brought it back working.  He knew the battery had died because the blue light was off… Now why didn’t I know that?

The next week the computer did some weird frozen thing and I was impatient and angry and knew that when my son or husband came home,  they would fix it,  but really… why was I becoming so reliant on them,  why couldn’t I act for myself?  I talk about facing challenges and shifting energies, but I was becoming trapped in my technological incompetence.  So I said ‘imagine there is only you, you have to find the solution... now take a manageable risk’ - and so I did.  And I fixed it. 

When you force yourself to move out of your comfort zone,  your comfort zone starts to expand, and that can only be a good thing!