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How I Do What I Do

I am frequently asked particulars on how, what, why and when I receive information, and I know its an odd thing, something that may seem hard to wrap your head around. But before I explain how I operate, I’d like to tell you how it DOESN’T work for me…

  • I do not receive messages spontaneously throughout my day, unless the “question” or meeting has already been opened. On TV, you might see a Medium walking around and being interrupted all day long by spirit, wanting her to pass along messages. I think this potentially could have happened for me, but I decided NOT to have this type of open, continuous communication with the spirit realm because I am a mother and an otherwise busy person! Mediumship is a spiritual gift, but I primarily came here to have a human experience, so I need to be able to function in that capacity first and foremost. The exception to this is when I am about to, or already have “linked in” with a spirit or a situation in question. Sometimes spirit will pop in, or stay with me until the reading because, well, they get excited to talk to us! However, they are not intrusive and are not present for things like showers, going to the bathroom and intimate moments. We always have control over what information is coming in to us. Its kind of an “ask and ye shall receive” situation in the sense that if we say we do not want to “see” or “hear” spirits, we can ask (or demand) that spirit leaves us alone. We ultimately have control over what comes in and how it affects us, but we have to advocate for ourselves and our families.
  • I do not see spirits standing in front of me like a human person. We all receive messages in different ways, and I usually see them like a picture or memory in my thoughts. It’s like imagining your favorite person or place – you can most likely envision it easily and clearly. When I connect to higher vibrational planes, it’s like I’m going to another place in my mind where I can see your etheric body, spirit guides, angels, occasionally past life versions of you, and possibly other beings. It is on this astral plane that your loved ones also make themselves known. Sometimes they show me pictures of their lives or a situation in question. Oftentimes, pieces of these pictures are representational, that is, the details may not match exactly, but will represent what happened. It is like a game of telephone. If a spirit is passing on a message, bits and pieces may be exact or similar, but there can be items lost in translation. I will also “hear” information as thoughts passed along to me. It isn’t like someone is speaking in my ear (although that has happened when I have encountered earthbound spirits), but I will know a spirit is talking and what they are saying.
  • I do not go looking for dark entities. Some Mediums have a calling to “hunt ghosts” or seek out dark forces. I have encountered some earthbound spirits that are negative, and have even encountered some dark forces (of unknown origin) along the way, but my calling is to work with the light. My purpose is rooted in helping individuals function at the highest vibration possible, opening them up to learning and enlightenment. Sometimes people have a dark being attached to them (I’ve even had a few) which can contribute to a feeling of depression and despair. Typically, people just don’t feel like themselves and usually feel drained of energy when this is occurring. It is important to ask for help moving these entities on from spirit guides and angels, because their presence can effect us negatively. It is really none of my business where the “helpers” take them after disconnecting them from a person, but it is my responsibility to help rid you of them! It is a good rule of thumb to “protect” yourself if you are going into a location where people have died, or where history is particularly thick, by surrounding yourself with a “bubble” of white light. You can repeat, “I do not allow any negativity in or out of my ‘bubble’. I am protected and grounded.” This should keep out any dark beings that might be attracted to your energy.

All of that being said, I believe that everyone has the potential to connect with the spirit world in the same way I do. Its all about being in tune with yourself and listening to your intuition, which is the greatest gift you can give yourself. Don’t dismiss those (positive) messages you receive from day to day. If you are hearing an auto play of negativity from your internal voice, THAT isn’t intuition, that is your ego and it should be dismissed. You may even want to jot down the negative messages you receive and meditate on WHY you might be sending yourself these messages. What problem needs to be resolved so that you aren’t criticizing yourself continuously? How did this criticism begin? Does it sound like something someone close to you has said in the past? Once you can acknowledge that the negativity is coming from your ego, and the positive messages are coming from your higher self, you will recognize the positive messages and welcome them. The negative messages will also diminish because they won’t have the power they once did!

So listen to your intuition, recognize the divine within yourself and if you need help, please ask for it. We were not put on this planet alone because we are meant to be resources for each other.

Sending you Love, Light and Peace,

 

Emily

Shifting: The way of 2017

One thing is certain about 2017: this is a time of monumental change.

Humanity is undergoing a massive shift, which initiates this year. The Scorpio full moon taking place this evening is a strong activator, initiating the potential of our being. One thing I am certain of is that this moment is about shedding off any pretenses we have, including following any path that isn’t completely our own. So if you think you know where you’re headed, you might be in for a rude awakening.

Over the last year, I’ve awakened to my higher self, become acquainted with my amazing spirit guides, and connected with some wonderful beings who’ve helped me over many lifetimes. However, I recently was informed that it was time for a reset. I went through several weeks feeling very little connection to spirit and knew that I wouldn’t know why until the time was right. (Cue May 10th). I know now that I’ve been allowing my ego to make some decisions that aren’t right for my spiritual and life path. The reset helped me release everything I thought I knew, and my influx of information helped understand my future path.

The utmost importance for everyone moving forward is two-fold. We MUST follow the path that is true to our own being, and we MUST learn to listen to the guidance we are given. This seems like simple instructions, but can easily be drowned by the hum of daily life. Centering is one way to reset each day, and a great way to do that is by a short mediation every morning. Another way to connect to internal (and external) guidance is by practicing silence every day. During these moments, don’t dismiss any feelings or thoughts you may have. It would be helpful to write any information you receive down to refer to later.

Consider also what you do daily. Are your actions based on what you really want to achieve, or are they based on what others have done to achieve “success” in their lives? If you are following someone else’s path, you will waste time and effort in your life’s journey. Spend time mapping out how you can incorporate what you love into your daily practice. As my guides say, “Your daily practice becomes your life.” The time is now to begin doing what our soul desires…no one else can do the job for us. No more excuses.

 

Sending you Love, Light and Peace,

 

Emily

From There to Here

People sometimes wonder how a person realizes they have abilities, or is able to communicate with otherworldly beings. Its not a gift I was entirely bestowed with as a child, which I am thankful for! I was plagued with nightmares as a kid (now I realize many of these were traumatic past-life experiences), so I didn’t sleep much. However, I’ve always had a connection to Mother Earth, mystical realms, and knowledge of things beyond my current incarnation.

The phrase I heard most as a child was, “You are an old soul.” I’ve always been connected to other lifetimes, and felt an ease drifting in and out of adult situations and conversations. I use the term “other” lifetimes because time is not linear, so “past” or “other” lives are occurring at the same time as our current  existence.  When one is remembering another life, it is hallmarked by the realization that you truly are the person whose life you are viewing in dream state. You know these events happened to you, despite your different clothes, hairstyle, family and location. Those realizations are a bit off-putting as a child, because really, what do you do with them? (i.e. You know you like music from Civil War era America, but its the 80’s and so how does one deal?) I believe my connections with my other incarnations prepared me to be the Mother of children who also remembered their other lives, some of them bleeding over in the current one in a negative way. I believe that coming to terms with the (sometimes horrible) events in these lives help us with the obstacles or issues in our current incarnation and their healing can greatly improve our life on earth at this moment.

I’ve also always had a connection to things I know now to be mystical, such as crystals, rocks, fairies, elves, and communion with nature. I’ve always enjoyed just sitting outside; looking closely at the grass, bugs, trees and being refueled by nature. No other little girls I knew had fossil and rock collections, or looked for elf figurines on every shopping outing. All of these traits that hearken back to lifetimes as natural healers came through and sustained me, but not in an way obvious to others. I suspect many children and teenagers who have different interests than their peers, whether it be that they dress “goth”, are drawn to Renaissance Faires,  fire spinning, piercings, and other things out of the norm of mainstream society, are truly just remembering pieces of other lives that still appeal to them. And when you feel that deep connection to times and places that are not your own, not everyone understands. Its terrible to feel like an outsider in the body you inhabit.

Beyond a separation from others that I realized in myself, I have always been supremely interested in the paranormal. Ghost stories, mediums, UFOs and other phenomena that many dismiss has always been a fascination. My thinking has always been that while proof may be fleeting, I don’t have every answer in the universe either, so why not be open to it? Over the years, I’ve had a plethora of “little” experiences, especially with telepathy with my Mom, or hearing sounds, voices and conversations, and understanding that we are not the only beings to inhabit this realm. It all culminated for me about three years ago, when I began to see earthbound spirits on a regular basis. Each night when I would go to bed, I would see either a line of spirits or maybe one at a time at my bedside. Now, when I say “see”, I don’t mean viewing as clearly as a live person standing right there, which I know many people experience. I see them in my minds’ eye, but I can make out exactly what they look like. At the time, my youngest was an infant and this contact was disruptive to my already sleep-deprived existence. After a jarring experience with a 50’s era bride running through my bedroom (and a lack of understanding of HOW to communicate with them anyway), I told them I did NOT want to see anyone at this time. So they gave me a break… for a while.

Last August I was plagued with anxiety. I had an overwhelming concern that I was supposed to be doing something, but I didn’t know what. I felt I might die or my kids might die if we left our home and it really became too much to bear. I was also seeing a myriad of entities at night before bed and wasn’t sleeping…again. After a bit of research, I discovered an absolutely wonderful spiritual counselor named Dr. Margaret Clench. Through our sessions, I was able to connect with some the (other life) issues that were bleeding over into my current life. I realized that losing my children was a theme I had experienced many times, and that this was not the path I chose for this life. I finally understood that I have a spiritual mission that I must fulfill this go-round: I incarnated to share my experiences with others and promote the healing of their souls. Almost as if someone placed a bandage over my open wounds, my anxiety was gone and I awoke to all my new possibilities. I joined a few groups psychic healer groups on Meetup and began to grow a family of spiritual practitioners – all with amazingly different modalities. Never before had I realized that I know so little about a topic I believed I was well-versed in!

On one particular night, I went to a meeting and began conversing with a woman I had met once before. As she was talking, I kept hearing the same word being repeated… “Jewish, Jewish, Jewish.” I tried to dismiss it, as at this time I didn’t understand the difference between messages from my guides and messages from my lower self. But I was drawn to her and knew we must converse after the meeting. As we sat down to talk, I had to ask her if she had any idea what “Jewish” in reference to her meant. At that exact moment, I heard the name “Elaine” and I saw a lovely older woman standing behind her, with a shoulder-length gray bob. The woman was in tears. Apparently, she is still very connected to a past life where she was incarcerated at Auschwitz as a Polish Jew, and Elaine was a lovely Aunt who helped her exist during that time. But Elaine also remained the woman’s guide, helping her move through this life and cheering her on once more. This was the moment of my awakening. I was a Psychic Medium, and I must pay attention to the subtle messages that I’ve dismissed my whole life so that others may heal.

As my spirituality and psychic gifts unfold, my greatest desire is to share the journey with you. Please let me know if you need any assistance in your quest for clarity in this lifetime.

Sending you love, light and peace,

Emily

The Journey Continues…

For the last 15 years, I have been on a spiritual journey of self-discovery. I’ve always had the intuition that there was more out there, besides what I experienced in my relatively limited Catholic and Lutheran upbringing. Its not that I didn’t believe what I was told, but I had questions and I knew there were things I couldn’t explain that weren’t discussed in religious circles, and I wanted to know more.

As a teen, my group of friends represented the Judaeo-Christian religious spectrum, from Baptist and Methodist to Church of Christ, Catholic, Presbyterian and the Church of Mormon. Although several of their doctrines vary greatly, there was the common denominator of good people, having faith, and who was I to say that any one of them were incorrect? This led me to my belief that being spiritual and being a loving human being really had nothing to do with the idea of religion. Religion is a man-made concept and while it can definitely support one’s spirituality, it may also hinder it. When you are given parameters to examine spirituality within, you tend to stay within those parameters. You go to church, possibly are filled with the spirit while worshiping, but may not necessarily venture beyond those boundaries.

To me, this is a problem. I didn’t come by this conclusion directly, but after several years of having intense supernatural experiences and atheistic/agnostic tendencies, which led to me reconnecting with my God-center. And by God, I’m not talking “old man with a long beard” kind of situation. I think of God as the benevolent force connecting all people, planets, universes, trees, lizards, whatever. God is the universal force that keeps us growing, loving, thriving, that really has nothing to do with any form of punishment, vengeance, or anything negative we humans impose on each other or ourselves. Our hell is created by self, or our ego, more specifically. It is the lower version of our higher self, that which criticizes, doubts, envies and makes us less than comfortable in our own existence. Once we recognize that there is no divinity in that little voice that hinders our spiritual progression, we can release it (or tell it to “shush” from time to time). But its not easy – our ego is cunning, adaptive and sometimes pathological. Keeping your “center”, as I will discuss later, helps keep the “angry little man” at bay, but it is definitely a task that requires constant love and attention, like a garden. If you let a few weeds poke through, your mind can quickly become overrun with negativity and critical thinking.

So this is how my journey continues. I will write as often as possible and share some of the wisdom I’ve acquired with whomever wants to listen or needs the guidance at that moment. Sharing what I have learned is my way of “paying it forward” and sharing what’s in my heart. I hope you’ll join me on this amazing journey through life on earth and experiences that go beyond the ordinary.

Sending you love, light and peace.

Emily