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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Mediums & What We See

It has been quite some time since I have blogged. With so many things going on I sometimes simply forget to write a blog post or just can not find the time to do so. This entire year has been very interesting to say the least. Everyone can see that it has been a rather difficult year in pretty much all aspects of our lives. This is due to astrological influences among many other influences. Hang in there everyone, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. If you think about it, the year is almost over anyway. Not to say it was a completely horrible year. We are all here on our souls journey to learn and grow spiritually.

So even when things are not going well we need to look at the situation and try to see what lesson, or lessons, we could and should have learned from that experience. Always try your best to find some positive when you may be in a negative situation. Know in yo
ur mind and heart that every experience and everything we go through is all a part of our spiritual journey in this lifetime.

You may even find September a little more difficult then previous months and part of that is because of the Mercury Retrograde. Again, it will all pass soon so hang in there. 2010 is going to be quite different then our current year. The new year will bring many positive changes to everyone and of those changes could be life altering on a positive note. 2010 we be full of new things, new idea's and positive movement forward. Many of you have been feeling as if our lives have been on hold this year and just not moving anywhere. Well the coaster will roll into gear in early 2010.

This past Thursday Bob and I had the opportunity to and see John Holland's event "Love Never Die's". John was just recently on my radio show "Journey Into The Paranormal". John Holland is a phenomenal Medium, best selling author and radio host. I have met, seen and know many mediums and John is by far one of the best I have seen in action. His three hour event was held in New Jersey by Transformations. I have done events with Transformations in the past as well. You never know, but you may catch John and I together doing an event with Transformations in the future. That would be awesome.

If you ever get an opportunity to see John Holland live, then you just have to check him out. Bob and I also got to finally meet John in person after the show to chat a bit. I have known about John for years from seeing him first on television and talked to him for the first time a little over a year ago. So it was nice to actually get to talk in person. It is also nice to be able to talk with someone that has the same gift that you have and completely understands where your coming from. I learned many things in the short time that the three of us spent together. Besides being a very nice and down to earth person, John was one of the funniest mediums I have ever seen. He could be a stand up comedian.

One thing I have learned in our work as mediums is that you certainly have to have a good sense of humor. Our work is very serious and the things we see can be at times a little disturbing.
I know for myself as a medium I can sometimes see things in my mind as if I'm watching a movie. This often happens to me when I'm working on an unsolved case with law enforcement. It is like I'm sitting back watching the murder take place on a movie screen. This also happens often when I'm doing readings and spirits want to show me the way they have past. I can not tell you how many times I visually saw people pass in automobile accidents.

This is where some do not understand what it really can be like for
a medium. I hear people say to me often "I wish I had a gift like yours". First, watch what you wish for and secondly "Would you really?" Think about it for a while first. This work can be very stressful and place a lot of strain on the body mind and spirit. Some of the things mediums see can be quite disturbing. I worked on one case of a little girl who was brutally murdered. The things I saw in the visions were so disturbing that they still stick to me more then a year later. This past weekend I had several group readings. You would think after doing this work more then half my life I would have seen and heard just about everything. I used to think the same thing but it is so far from the truth. Each and every session is so different and the details that come through are amazing even to myself who has been doing this work for a long time now.

One of the connections I received this past weekend left me breathless at first and a bit disturbed. I was connecting to a young man who past tragically in an accident. When I first made tha
t connection I believe I received his name, some dates and the fact that he past in an accidental passing. It was about a minute into the connection when I began to get the vision of exactly how the young man passed. He passed in an automobile accident and he only showed me the very end result of the accident. In most cases I will see the accident take place and can describe to my client exactly what happened.

In this case I could only explain that I saw the car crashed and stuck with the young man also stuck inside. I could smell fuel all over and it looked to me like there could have been large truck involved. Then I saw sparks, the gas ignited and then the car quickly became engulfed in flames. I could see the young man banging on the gas t
rying to get out and then I saw a man try to go for the door to get him out and the heat became too much. Then came an explosion. Honestly it was one of the most disturbing images I have ever had. The person the information was coming through to was able to confirm everything I was seeing. I do not remember all the details that came through, just what I was seeing. I believe she also confirmed that there was a truck and the truck was carrying a load of gas.

You never ge
t use to seeing these things, instead you learn to deal with them. All the help and healing that this work brings to others and their lives makes it all worth it for me. So being a medium can be a burden at times in few ways. Disturbing visions and images can be one of those burdens along with being an empath and feeling peoples pain and emotions. When I first started doing medium work full time there were a few cases in which I broke down right along side of my clients. One was during a group reading I did many years ago for a family that tragically lost their young son. The emotional energy in the room was so overwhelming that it got to me at the end of a reading.

Earlier this year I did another small group that consisted of a young mother and her three young children ages around 9, 11 and 14. Normally I do not recommend that children are present at a reading but in this case I knew in my heart that they needed it. They
tragically lost their father, who was a hero to them, when he was struck by a car. I was able to hold myself together during one of the most emotional connections I made with a spirit in my life. When they walked out of my office I basically lost it. I was overwhelmed with their emotional energy and took it all in. That can happen to a medium at times.

There are so many other aspects to this work that brings a sense of fulfillment to myself. Knowing that I have not only changed peoples lives, I have also saved a few lives too. The hundreds of letters I receive from clients often bring tears to my eyes and those are the things that make this work a blessing. We always have to take the good with the bad
and always focus on the more positive things in our lives and in the things that we do each and every day. I have also had the honor of getting to see several lost souls cross over into heaven.

could not possibly explain the beauty, peace and love that washes over you when you get to experience a crossing. The light does exist and the peace and love that emanates from that light in simply astounding. When I was younger I feared death like you would not believe. After experiencing seeing my friend cross over and assisting him in that crossing I no longer had that fear of death. So there are many positive things that come from this work, more positive then negative. As long as one always focuses on the positive it will clearly help us through out day. t also helps to have a sense of humor and not be so serious all of the time. Thank you for allowing me to share my experiences with you. I hope I have inspired you in many ways.

Monday, September 7, 2009

James Van Praagh On My Show September 8

Just a reminder for all of my blog fans out there. Tomorrow, Tuesday September 8, Medium and author James Van Praagh will be on my radio show "Journey Into The Paranormal". The show airs each and every Tuesday evening from 8pm to 9:30pm. James Van Praagh is a psychic medium and best selling author of "Talking To Heaven" and "Unfinished Business", among many other wonderful books. James hosted his own show on CBS called "Beyond With James Van Praagh". James was the first medium to ever go main stream as someone who talks to the dead. James Van Praagh is also the creator and producer of the hit series "Ghost Whisperer".

Join us as I take you on a journey into the paranormal with special guest James Van Praagh. You may also sign up to Blog Talk Radio for free to become part of the chat that goes along with the radio show. I often take questions from the chat room. James and I will be taking your calls, so don't miss your opportunity to talk to James. Tune in Live Here. If you missed the show it will begin to play be itself on this blog up to a week after the show airs. Thank you for reading my blog and hope to see you in the chat tomorrow. It is bound to be a great show.