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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Newsletter Mailing List Issue

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Busy Week

I know some of you are anxiously waiting for the second part of my last blog. The last week has been really busy for me. I spent the weekend working a few private galleries and then had a full house at Ashes To Ashes in Bordentown New Jersey on Sunday. Sunday's event went really well but really wiped me out completely. I spent Monday doing some catching up on things and recuperating from the weekend. All in all, it has been a great week.

Today was a really crazy day and really fun at the same time. I had to get up at 7 AM after a night of no sleep. A combination of anxiousness, nervousness and excitement left me tossing and turning all night long. After crawling out of bed this morning I had to get ready and Bob and I had to be in Center City Philadelphia by 9:30. Good thing I knew there would be a traffic jam and we left a lot earlier then intended. We arrived right on time.

We met up with producers and the film crew for another day of filming. I wish I could share more of the details of this mornings filming with you because it was really amazing. The pilot will air this October. Keep an eye out on my site or sign up for my newsletter for weekly updates. There was not much time to head home to let out the dogs and eat lunch before heading out to do the radio show today.

If you listened to today's radio show you may remember that I was picking up on Rose and a few other things that could not be validated by one caller. Well something pretty amazing happened after the radio show that I'm excited to share on next weeks radio show and in my next blog post. Sorry to keep you hanging, I really do not mean to. Some blogs post's take more concentration and time, both in which I have ran out of tonight.

After the radio show we went out to dinner with the Big Kahuna, Meryl Reese, Brent Celek (tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles) and some others from WBCB. Then I rushed home to do my weekly paranormal chat right here on this blog. We do it every Tuesday evening and it is catching on well. Now I'm here in my blog before bed. That about sums it up. I also appeared in an article today in the Buck's County Courier Times. Check it out online at the link below. Some of the readers comments are quite funny. Be sure to add your own reader comment. Until the next time, smile and tell someone you love them.
Joseph Tittel

Today's Article

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Specific Messages From The Other Side - The Loss Of A Child - Part 1

As many of you know I usually have a hard time remembering things that come through during a reading. However, when spirit takes me to the scene of a crime or horrific accident, I have a hard time putting that out of my mind. Recently I decided it may be a good idea to write down some of the specifics that come through during a reading. That way I can blog about it and share the experiences and messages with you. So I sit here with a list of messages and now have to decide which ones to share with you. Therefore, this will end up being a two part blog post.

Today I had a very heartwarming conversation with a client who came by the office. He had been to me in the past for a reading with his lovely wife. He shared some of the personal experiences he has had with his son since he had passed tragically a few years ago. The gentlemen talks with a rather heavy accent and calls me Mr. Joseph. My conversation with him brings me to this blog post and the urge I have to share some of what we talked about and some of the experiences I have encountered over the past few weeks helping parents communicate with their deceased children.

First I want to share some of the messages that came through during a private home gallery before going back to the gentlemen today. A friend of mine, Jamie, organized a home gallery for a few friends of her friend Mike's mother. Wait, let me start from the beginning. Mike was tragically murdered earlier this year in Philadelphia. I did not know Mike personally and knew nothing about the murder until the day after it happened. I was pulled to call Jamie for some reason and as soon as we connected I told her to get a piece of paper and pen because I had some messages for her. This was odd for me and not very typical. She immediately knew that it was her friend Mike who was bringing through the messages and informed me that he was murdered.

I was able to provide complete details of the murder for Jamie, including who did it and that the killers would be caught. She delivers the messages to Mikes mother and she in turn passed them on to the Philadelphia police. That was basically the last I heard anything about Mike. This brings me to last week when Jamie organized this gallery mainly for Mikes mother and Mikes friends, something else I was not aware of.

When I arrived I was a little bit nervous because I knew she had a lot of expectations. I could not imagine the pain that Mikes mother could be enduring after the murder of her son. So it was important for me to have the strongest possible connection with Mike. I wanted to provide his mother enough details from Mike so that she would know this could only be coming from Him. There is always a little fear or worry within myself when I walk into any session. I want the strongest connections and sometimes that just is not the case.

So the evening went really well with connections from at least a dozen deceased loved ones, but no sign of Mike. He wanted to be a gentlemen and allow others to come through before him, which was the way he was when he was living. His connection was so strong and intense with details beyond belief. This shows me, the medium, that Mike wasn't going anywhere until his mother knew he was with us in the room and at peace on the other side.

The connection with Mike began with details of the murder all the way down to how many shots were fired and how many guys were responsible. He brought up the trial which is now in progress and some of the outcome. He wanted to give his mother faith, faith in herself, God and in heaven. He told her not to blame herself and to let go of what happened and know that karma will take its course and the murderers will get theirs. He was so determined to get through to his mother and even described crossing over and things that have been done in his honor.

He described his passing explaining that he was surrounded by white light and then he was greeted by Dutches and Murdock, his two favorite dogs. This goes to show that are pets are on the other side and that dogie heaven is not separate from our heaven. Then I was able to describe a place in the home where his mother kept his ashes right next to his dogs ashes. Then he mentioned that his family and friends wear a piece of him around their neck. They all had some of his ashes places in a mini urn that is worn on a chain.

We took a break and I went outside to get some privacy and try to enjoy a smoke. Mike was not about to give me a moment of peace. He actually sat with me and started showing me all different types of dragons, pewter dragons, and even a dragon that his mother chipped on the wing. I came in from break and described all of this to the group and this brought even more emotion to the group. Mike collected dragons, and yes, his mother did have one out the other day that she chipped. While explaining to the group about the dragons Mike interrupted me to bring up the tattoo of a dragon that someone got in his memory, which also was true.

When I receive such a strong connection with spirit it shows that there is such a strong need of healing and sometimes some skepticism. There were so many messages that came through from Mike that with out a doubt showed his mother that he at peace and looking over her, his family and his friends.
Again I could not possibly imagine the pain a parent would feel after the loss of a child.

This brings me back to the gentlemen that came I talked to this afternoon. His son took his own life and this has been tearing him and his wife up. When I first met him and his wife his son came through just as strong as Mike did. Complete details including his visit to his parents through a dream. The one difference with his connection is the emotion that I had felt. Being an empath I can at times feel other people pain. Our conversation today brought me to tears.

The last time him and his wife came to see me his son insisted that his father take his mother out to dinner. Feeling that this would help bring healing to their life and help bring them together I returned their money and insisted that he use it to take his wife out to dinner, which he did. Today he told me how hard it is for him and his wife because of the death of their son and my heart just melted. It brings me to tears writing this.

Then he talked about an experience he had recently with an actual visit from his son. Let me remind you that this gentlemen is extremely religious, reads the bible daily and goes to church faithfully. He said he thought he was seeing things when he looked up and saw his son standing there in front of him in the room. From his knees down it was like glitter all around him flickering. He was surrounded by a white light and was looking off into the distance. He said he would not look him in the eye for some odd reason.

The experience was amazing and he explained that it is in the bible about the lord and Jesus showing up in the same form. He asked me about the experience and it is obvious that this was his son letting his father know that he was with god and in heaven. This was not the only experience he had, there was another vision when he was in the front of the church praying. Then he thanked me over and over for our past sessions. He told me that he felt a connection with me that he had never experienced before. This is when I felt overwhelmed with emotion and very touched to share this special conversation with him today.

For anyone who has lost a child, please know that your child is at peace and in Gods hands. Even if you have not had an experience as strong as one of these it does not mean that your child is not OK. Some do not have the ability to communicate as well as others. Look for the little signs that are around us and know that our loved ones are watching over seeing the events in our life. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I hope that it has helped you in some way. Until the next time take care of yourself, the ones you love and someone who can not help themselves.
Joseph Tittel

Friday, August 15, 2008

Longest Week Ever

I can not believe I actually have the energy to sit here a blog instead of going to bed. I must have just gotten my second wind. The past few weeks have been complete chaos, especially the past week. Getting moved into the new office has been more work then I could have imagined. Then so many other things have come up over the past week that it has just been one thing after another. As drained as I am at this point I still have no complaints, It has been a good week.

There were nights that we were in the new office until one o'clock in the morning. It was actually fun getting things together and putting as much positive energy into the place as we could. I spend a good bit of time setting up bamboo plants and placing them throughout the office and at home too. Bamboo is a great plant to have in the home or business to attract good luck and good energy.

We are still not completely finished but are set up enough to have clients. We are taking off for the weekend to recuperate and relax as much as possible. Monday we will be back in the office finishing things and catching up on so many things like setting more appointments and events. Bob will be working hard calling clients on the waiting list. Please have patience and sign up for our newsletter for updates as to where we are on the list and up-coming events.

During Tuesday's radio show we were joined by a reporter from the Buck's County Courier Times. JD, the reporter, wanted to sit in and observe and listen to the radio show so he could write and article for his column. After the radio show JD interviewed me to get a better understanding of my work as a medium. Many of the questions are some of the same question that every reporter seems to ask, such as, "When did you discover you had a gift?" He was a really nice guy and I love to share my gift with others. The article may appear in Sunday's paper or sometime next week.

The week was also packed with healing messages from the other side. I just started writing a few things down during sessions to help remind me of some of the messages that had come through. I would like to share some of the messages with my blog readers and find that I always forget many of the messages that come through from the other side. So the notes will assist me in blogging about my experiences with communicating with the deceased. I have a few notes from the past week and will share them with you in a future blog. A little too tired to go into that right now.

Today was the first day of filming for a future television show. I guess you could call it a pilot. The entire concept is very interesting and everything went really well today. It was a long day and the first time I ever just conked out. I came to a point where I was just hitting a wall and not getting any more information. That was really the first time that had ever happened to me. I thought maybe we could take a break and come back to the connection. Everyone decided to make it a wrap for the night and I think that was a great decision. If everything goes well with the project, as I believe it will, then there will be more to come afterwards.

Tomorrow I'm looking to maybe go away for just a few days for some relaxation. Even though I want to just stay home a relax, I know I will end up doing some type of work around the house. I can not sit around and see things around me that need to be done and not do them. That's why it would be better to just go away somewhere to assure myself that there will actually be some relaxation. Most likely I will find myself outside in the garden and then in the kitchen making home made tomato sauce and zucchini nut bread. Sounds yummy, I thing I'm going to go grab something to eat and head to bed. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and remember to find some time for yourself. Relax and enjoy the moment.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

New Office & Other New Things

I deeply apologize for not blogging in quite some time. I have somewhat of a good excuse. I received an email from blogger saying that I would be blocked from the system and deleted in twenty days. Their reason was because their robots that search through blogs marked this blog as a spam blog, which it is not. So I had to fill out a form and wait a good bit of time for blogger to remove the block.

We have had so much going on over the past month that things seem a little crazy, all good though. Finally the right office has come our way and this past Monday I signed the lease. We needed a space that had a good amount of space but at the same time not too big. I also preferred an office with two separate rooms, one to conduct private sessions and the other as a waiting room and of course a real office space for Bob to keep up with his wonderful work. I have to tell you I couldn't do it without him, he keeps everything so organized and on target.

The new office is located on Emily Road in Levittown. Not far at all from I95 and the PA Turnpike. To no surprise we did run into one problem the first day we went in to start painting. I kindly asked a guy who lives in the attached building to move his van so people could see the office. Well let me tell you, some people are such jerks. He was so ignorant and arrogant that he put me in complete shock. Just goes to show that some people are just so miserable that they have to take it out on others. He probably is not a believer in Karma. So when you looking for our office, just look for the big white van that is parked in the way blocking the office.

It is very exciting moving into a work space that together we can create a positive atmosphere full of good energy. I'm working with my spirit guides or guardian angels to create a feng shui type of surrounding with lots of elements that will bring in the good energy and help me with my communication with the deceased. Our new space will include a few water fountains, bamboo plants and a few large crystal pieces, including amethyst. There will also be several feng shui charms and mirrors are also very good to have in each room to reflect any negative energy.

Even though it has been fun this past week getting the place painted, it certainly has been lot of work. We have spent several full days at the office and still have not brought one piece of furniture in. That is a whole other project in itself. Once the place is painted, the carpet put in and the the tiles scrubbed, I will do my own blessing. That will consist of meditation, sea salt, water and a sage smudge stick. There has to be a good blessing before bringing in any furniture. Unfortunately we will have to change all of our phone number once more.

Along with being busy preparing the office we have been discussing a possible television project with one of the networks. Today I received the call that the filming will go forward and will begin next Friday. This is not a huge project, meaning not an entire month of filming,but it could end up becoming huge if things go well. I would love to tell you more about it but will have to wait a little while before doing so. The entire concept is excellent and I do believe this will go over really well. I'm excited about the entire project and everything about it. I will keep you all up-dated.

I had a potential sponsor for the radio show and then they backed out for reasons that seemed a bit odd. They confirmed it with me and it was a done deal. I even turned another good sponsor away because the deal was suppose to be a done deal. Of course I found this to be a lesson I needed to learn from. This year has certainly been a year of learning lessons, which always makes for a better more positive life. I believe my lesson here is that nothing is confirmed unless it is done so in writing, and sometimes not ever then, and never turn away others that are interested in sponsorship even if you currently have a sponsor.

There has to be something else I'm not seeing or learning with this entire radio sponsor deal. The radio show is so popular and has been featured in the news. Today we were contacted by another news reporter that was interested in sitting in on the radio show so that he could write an article. I believe the show will also be featured in the up-coming television project. It's really weird and now I will just smile and move forward with bringing the radio show to my listeners every week no matter what.

I had some really interesting private gallery's last week. Of course I do not recall all of the details because my mind has been in a million places, but I know some well needed healing has come to so many in need. Today I had two very good private sessions. One detail that I remember from today was a bit funny. My clients father was coming through along side of her mother. He kept showing me a fire engine along with a little giggle. I was thinking that maybe someone accidentally set fire to something and there was this family joke surrounding it. Well I was close but not right on target. The fire engine reference and the giggle was very accurate. My client laughed as she told me the famous fire engine story that is still talked about by her family members. One of the members of the family, I actually think it may have been my client, was in a minor car accident a long time ago. They crashed into a fire engine and this is something the family never stopped laughing about. Of course it was minor and fortunately no one was injured.

Once we get moved into our office and have everything in order Bob will begin booking up the Fall months. He should knock a good chunk off the waiting list. If you are not signed up for my monthly newsletter then you should go on my site and sign up. We will send out updates on readings and the waiting list. So if you are on the waiting list you will see where we are on the list. Also, if you are waiting for tickets that you have ordered for one of the up-coming events, please have patience. We have not sent out any tickets and will not do so for about two weeks. There will also be a bunch of new events posted on the site in about two weeks. There are only a few tickets available for the September event. We also have to change the date of the September intuitive development workshop. That will be updated on the site Monday.

The most exciting part of the office besides the environment itself is the fact that we have a great place to go to each day. Even though working from home as Bob does is very convenient it gets old quick. Its nice to go to work and not have to take it home with you. We will also get so much more done having our own space. I can get back into the studio to finish my book on CD and then get back to work on my second book. I will also be recording a past life regression CD as soon as I can find the time. That will be followed my a past life workshop that will be very exciting. Until the next time be sure to take care of yourself and live every moment of your life as if it were your last.
Joseph Tittel