Category Archives: Angels

John Edward was in Portland, Maine

The last time John Edward came to Portland, I wanted to go. I’d read some of his books, taken some of his free online classes, and watched his TV show, Evolve. I couldn’t wait to see him in person!

Alas, was unable to find anyone to go with, so I stayed home.

This year when I saw he was coming again, I still wanted to go. I figured that if one year later I was still dying to see him, I had to go. The story was the same, though. I couldn’t find anyone to go with me. I also had family commitments that precluded me from going.

Hello? Disappointment!

At the eleventh hour, the planets aligned and my schedule opened up. I decided to be brave and go by myself. I even got a big discount on my ticket!

It was so worth going. I loved every minute of this show. I didn’t get a reading myself, but what John said at the outset was true: if you get a reading, you wind up missing a lot of what happens after. I was there to learn, and I did learn. A lot.

Plus, John and his announcer/friend Katrina are funny! And warm! And caring! Everything you want in a human being.

John’s spirit messages for the families that did receive readings were incredibly accurate. He doesn’t let people bully him (and surprisingly, someone did try to) into making his information fit their story. He insists on accuracy and validation and it makes a huge difference in the quality of the readings.

If John ever comes back to my area, I am so going again.

Even if it’s by myself.
🙂

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Keepers of the Light Oracle Cards

I have a new favorite deck of oracle cards: Keepers of the Light Oracle Cards by Kyle Gray, with artwork by Lily Moses.  The images in this deck are beautiful, and there is just enough information on the cards themselves to get you rolling with receiving your message, and the expanded information in the booklet that comes with it can give depth to your readings  you might otherwise not find, especially if you are just starting out.

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But this isn’t just for novices. I recommend this deck for people experienced with working with oracle cards as well. There are several layouts for your cards that are explained by Kyle Gray in the enclosed booklet, but of course, you can always just do whatever you are guided to do!

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I discovered that there is a video on YouTube of the deck’s creator using the cards to demonstrate doing a two card and a seven card spread. I am including the link here because it I enjoyed watching it and learned from it. I hope you do, too!

What are some of your favorite oracle card decks to work with?

Angels and pennies

I was at the Community Market with my books today, trying not to feel discouraged by how slow it was, and the most amazing thing happened.

the angel and the penny poem

I had a pocketful of pennies that I brought to make change when I sold a book. The first one that I gave to someone caught my eye because it was very shiny. I thought, maybe it’s a lucky penny!

I emptied all the pennies out onto the table. I had the idea of separating all the very shiny pennies out and to only use them to make change, so I did that.

I had the idea to send some energy through the pennies to charge them up to be lucky for whomever received them, so I did that.

I carefully stacked the pennies up next to the deck of angel cards I had brought with me.

And then, I happened to glance at Facebook, because I was waiting for a message from someone who was due to come to the market, and I saw  that my friend Barbara had shared a poem posted by The Italian-Sicilian-American Page entitled–wait for it–The Angel and the Penny.

I know, right?

I am including it below (from The Italian-Sicilian-American Page on Facebook)

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JOY

For many years, I was fortunate enough to be part of a small group of women who practiced yoga together at the home of the instructor

Me and Kristen, photo by Bill Creamer

Me and Kristen, photo by Bill Creamer

(and my good friend) Kristen. We were together at least one day per week and we laughed, cried, supported each other, and cheered each other on to be, on any given day, the best we could be.

Then Kristen moved away. Our group disbanded. We were (and are) very sad about this. After many years of practice with my teacher, I was now a woman without a yoga class.
Recently,  I was blessed to be able to revisit the past.
Kristen came to Maine to visit for 2 weeks and was kind and generous enough to spend 3 of her mornings practicing yoga with us.
She also had a small pouch of stones with her. She asked us each to pull one. I pulled JOY.
Which I loved! And then promptly lost. As I looked through all of my (millions of) bags trying to find it, I realized that this whole episode is a metaphor for my life right now: looking for joy in all the wrong places.
I remembered that at the last Enlightenment Expo, I had a conversation with an Angel Intuitive who told me the Angel of Joy was with me because…wait for it…I didn’t have enough joy  in my life. And that was in APRIL! Note to self: Work harder on this!
Yoga at the Wells Harbor Gazebo was a good start.

BOOK REVIEW: A Still, Small Voice by Echo Bodine

I was in the middle of two other books when I suddenly felt an urgency to read this book. Echo Bodine still small coverI picked this one up and put the others aside. I read another book by this author last year, Hands That Heal, and enjoyed it very much. This book popped up in much the same way, out of the blue. I forget how I even learned about it!

So right at the beginning, Echo talks about listening to her mother. This resonated with me because just this week, I was talking someone (My husband? My daughter? My higher self? I forget!) about how I never listened to my mother. I have no idea why I didn’t. But my mom, as Echo describes her mom, “…always had an uncanny knowing about everything that happened in our lives.”  It was unsettling, I always thought. Now I know why: it was her intuition.

As has been happening so often to me lately, a few things fell into place for me as I read this book. On page 62, Echo talks about when you hear a voice call your name out loudly and distinctly and then when you turn to see who it is, there’s no one there. This has happened to me! The most dramatic instance was when I was awakened from a sound sleep by someone yelling, “Karen!”

I woke right up. There was my husband, clearly out cold, next to me. I waited but then I asked him in the morning anyway if he had yelled out my name in the middle of the night. Of course, he had no idea what I was talking about. He was asleep! Echo describes this as hearing with your psychic ears. Aha! This really does happen! It has happened to other people, too!

The bright white light I have recently  begun to see in meditation also was als clarified for me in this book, on page 84.

Anyway, I enjoyed this book very much and I think you will as well. I highly recommend it.

What to call your book

I have been working on a book about my metaphysical practices for about six months now, and it’s going very well, except for one thing.
I am not sure what to call it!  It’s not that I can’t think of a title, it’s that I can think of so many titles that I don’t know which one to pick. This also happened to me when I was writing my novel, One Brave Thing.

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One day, I had a very vivid dream, where I heard a phrase very clearly, and it woke me up. I didn’t even have to write this down, it was so clear (but of course, I did!). When I first got it, I wasn’t sure of its significance.  Of course, I knew it was important, I just wasn’t sure why.

And then I told someone about the dream. And she immediately said, ‘That’s your next book title’.

O.M.G.

You can’t make this stuff up.

BOOK REVIEW: Angel Guidance for Wealth

I was approached by the author to do a guest post here on my blog and that’s how this book came to my attention.  Don’t you love it when interesting books find you?

Angel Guidance for Wealth

Any girl ­­­­worth her salt has probably kept a journal or two in her time, whether she privately thought of it as her diary, just a notebook, or a pile of random napkins and Post-its (me!), it provided an outlet for thoughts and feelings that needed to be voiced.

What I love about Z.Z. Rae’s book is that she took the traditional, time-honored concept of the journal and blended it together with keeping a dream journal (which I just started talking about in my Metaphysical Monday videos!) and incorporating messages that come through from angels and guides to create a useful reference that serves us all.

The book spoke directly to me from the start, when Angel Jamuel says to value yourself, and to pay yourself for your hard work. I recently published my first novel (One Brave Thing ) and when I was considering the pricing of the book, Angel Jamuel must have spoken to me through a friend, because she said exactly the same thing to me! I spent five years writing the book! That was worth a lot! It’s a reminder that ‘Hello? There needs to be an energy exchange!’

The idea of one’s money issues in adulthood having originated in childhood via one’s parents’ ideas about money comes up in Chapter 8. I love that every issue addressed in Z.Z.’s book has a tool at the end to help you work with that concept. The idea of ‘acting as if’ is a tool of transformation that I already use quite often. I will consider including Angel Morgan (Chapter 21) in my ‘acting’ in the future!

This book can be read linearly, from start to finish, or you can browse and let your intuition guide you to the chapter or passage that you most need to read at any given time.

This is a great book for writers because it speaks to our fears. What the author calls the ‘what if’s’, I call ‘second guessing’ and ‘talking myself out of’ writing that. The second chapter’s Angel Chamuel’s prayer I already wrote in my, um, journal.

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The third chapter brings in one of my other great loves: the ocean.  Other chapters address the concept of supply, expansion, lack, emotions (this reminds me of Esther’s work with Abraham, reminding us to search for better feeling emotions). There is always enough. The universe is abundantly unlimited…limitless! (embed song).

Some takeaways from the book:

  1. Act ‘as if’.
  2. Write down your ideas.
  3. Know your worth.
  4. Listen to your intuition.
  5. Go with your gut.

Time honored advice. It’s good to be reminded.

Some of the angels names were familiar to me, and some were new. It’s nice to meet new angel friends. I recommend this gentle book. Keep it next to your bed.

Or, you know, next to your journal.