BAP 2021 Psychic of the Year Award Winner

Shay Parker’s Best American Psychics is pleased to award our 2021 Psychic of the Year Award to Nancy Smith. Nancy also won our Social Activism Award in 2020 as well as Psychic of the Week and Psychic of the Month a few times, so she is a repeat award winner!

Nancy is an accomplished psychic medium, teacher, akashic record reader and spirit artist, as well as author. She is a Featured Blogger for BAP and has been a regular guest on Metaphysical Minds. Nancy is active in the metaphysical community and has a passion for her work. In addition, she has her own internet radio show (Angelscapes with Nancy Smith airs Tuesdays at 8PM) where she offers her expertise on topics with the bonus of free readings to the public.

Best American Psychics is proud to have Nancy as a member. She is a willing team member and works extremely well with her peers. We know her to be a true professional and respect the effort she has put into continued training, hours of service, and personal spiritual growth in order to serve her clients to the best.

Nancy’s relationship and ability to connect with the Akashic Records brings a special skill and perspective to her work. She uses her mediumship and channeling to bring peace to her clients. Her spirit artist gifts are an added bonus and just another form of evidence for those struggling with loss. Sometimes it is difficult for us to believe that there is a true connection to the other side and that our loved ones are still with us. Nancy’s drawings help this process along, and therefore bring closure and healing to those stuck in grief.

If you are interested in any of her books, you can find them here:

Nancy has been with BAP since 2015 and has shown us every step of the way that she is a solid choice for Psychic of the Year!

You can find Nancy on our Immediate Readings page, on her radio program, and you can book a session with her through her profile page on the site. All her links are below.

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February 7, 2021No comments, , , , , , , , , , award | award winner | best american psychics | best psychics | nancy smith | psychic of the year | shay parker
BAP 2021 Fabulous Feedback Award Winner

Folks, she has done it again! Deborah Livingston has won Shay Parker’s Best American Psychics’ 2021 Fabulous Feedback Award. Deborah consistently receives high praise and feedback from our clients. She is a fabulous evidential medium and has proven the existence of life after death to anyone that seeks and books a reading. Deborah has the honor of receiving several awards from our company, as her clients repeatedly let us know how she has affected them and their lives in a positive way. And, this year, she is deserving again.

This recent feedback came in and we pulled an excerpt from it to exhibit some of what we hear about Deborah:

“5 stars!!!The only thing better than a reading with Deb Livingston? A SECOND reading with Deb Livingston!First of all, her accuracy is spot on! And from what I understand of the way in which she works, the accuracy is due both to her gift in receiving the messages and her uncanny skill and ability to interpret the message as it applies to the individual. Both times I sat with her, I asked for an hour of her time, split between ‘medium reading’ and ‘life reading’. I love this combo! What makes it so special is that, at least for me, Deb was able to find links between my current life path and messages received from my loved ones in the spirit world.”

Deborah has spent years training and honing her natural gift with the top educators and professionals which accounts for her “uncanny skill and ability to interpret the message as it applies to the individual.” This is what continued education and training is all about and why Deborah is such a highly regarded professional in her field.

Deborah offers psychic and mediumship readings as well as life readings, spiritual assessments, and spiritual mentoring. In addition, she is a published author. She has made several radio and TV appearances. You can book a reading with Deborah and she can read for you at distance via phone.

We are pleased to, once again, offer this award to Deborah! Links for Deborah:

February 1, 2021No comments, , , , , , , , , award | award winner | best american psychics | Deborah Livingston | fabulous feedback | shay parker
BAP 2021 Social Activism Award Winner

Shay Parker’s Best American Psychics is proud to announce Cate Coffelt as our 2021 Social Activism Award Winner. Cate repeatedly demonstrates a generosity of spirit, donating her time, effort, and energy on pro-bono cases and readings. As a gifted psychic medium, Cate has repeatedly volunteered to be an Expert Guest on our monthly Facebook Livestream show, Metaphysical Minds. She freely gives her education, experience, and knowledge to our listening audience.

As a service to the community, Cate is a provider for two non-profit groups: Find Me and Helping Parents Heal. With Find Me she uses her intuitive skills to help locate missing persons or pinpoint circumstances around unsolved cases. With Helping Parents Heal, Cate is able to put her gifts to use in bringing peace and closure to parents when the unthinkable happens.

Cate is also an avid animal rescuer and donates her time and money, consistently throughout the year, to help animals in need. She is an animal communicator, so she is aware of the needs of our furry friends.

Always giving more than she receives, Cate is an inspiration to us all, and is a true role model, and this is why she has, once again, earned our Social Activism Award.

To learn more about Cate and her services, please visit one of the links below.

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January 15, 2021No comments, , , , , , , , , , , best american psychics | best psychics | cate coffelt | shay parker | social activism
Start the New Year Knowing Your Gifts On Hand

Gift Markings show up where your particular talents are meant to have a spotlight in your life.  These gifts come with a penalty marker if you dont use them.  Its like added pressure to keep you from hiding out as a chick in the shell.  You do have to knock through the limitations around you so that your light can shine.  When you know whats required, the effort isnt a struggle though.  It feels more like a hike that leaves you with a great view feeling pleasantly tired.  Ready to get to that peak of your talent this year?

Stars:  There are both five pointed and six pointed stars that show up in your hand in all kinds of places.  Regardless of where they show up, the five pointed stars are of Venus and they tend to draw attention to the areas of the hand they land on without you lifting a finger.  What is required is receptivity and gratitude to fuel the firesof the attractor factor.  The better you are at receiving and enjoying the light, the more of it you attract.  Use the hand sample to see which mythological figures you can search to learn what themes or psychological arenas are highlighted by your star.  

Six pointed stars are of Mars and they require effort.  When opportunity shines a light on you, its time to take the torch and run your lap of the Olympic run.  You dont want to be the runner that drops the torch on the way to the Olympic stadium, do you?  So based on what light comes your way, take it in and make it your own so you can run your true race and make your contribution stand out in a way that pleases you while it stretches you to do your best.  

Healers Lines or Intuitive Lines are vertical lines side by side like pickets in a fence that arent connected horizontally.  They run between the heart line and the top of the hand under the little finger.  Sitting between the heart and Mercurys finger they show that these people can literally feel what another feels and communicate it with some effect.  Healers can often struggle with feeling badly and not knowing why when they dont have healthy ways to disconnect from anothers emotional flow.  It lands like it is in your body and causes confusion.  But it makes a very effective intuitive who can help another sort out the difficult swim of feelings.  

The Apollo Line gets a lot of attention because it means you are meant to stand out in some arena in your life.  Your gifts are meant to take center stage.  It doesnt automatically mean you will be on a real stage but it does mean you are a gifted storyteller.  How you do it depends on you and there are as many ways to be that communicator in the spotlight as there are people.  I know one whos an attorney who advocates for those who dont have a voice.  

If you have one of these then you have a little more insight into how to use it this coming year.  But dont despair if you dont.  Your gifts may not be underlined in this post, yet gifted you are.  Check out to see if you resonate with a different kind of talent, shown on your hands.  Wishing you a safe and Happy New Year. 

Author: Lisa Greenfield

December 30, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , , , Lisa Greenfield | new year | palmistry | TruthinHand
Conflict Growth in December

Week 4 of the Fork in the Road December Series

Okay, if you’ve been following along, you now know what your conflict style is and what stretch is ‘on hand’ this month. If you need to catch up then you can do that HERE. ( Now that you know a bit more about what’s required, let’s have some fun with how you do it. This December we have the meet up of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius which heralds a new 200 year cycle of expansion that highlights the element of Air, or the mind.

It helps to slow down this month and NOT react right away to what stirs us up. It’s too easy to be triggered into old habits instead of drawing from the growth you’ve achieved over your lifetime.  A slow approach allows room for new information to come into view and inform you about options your old reactions may not factor in when you jump to conclusions or actions.  

Pause, reflect, remember what your strengths are.  If your Head Line ends under an inside finger, you require time to find your backbone to pushback on what doesn’t fit who you are now. That’s not comfortable, since you underestimate yourself more often than not.  Add to the picture that you also overestimate the person opposite you, and you have a recipe for conflict avoidance.  

One step at a time, you have a better chance to see your gifts and strengths.  Instead of snapping closed like a sea anemone, you can reach for your talents and trust that your point of view is worthwhile and needed!  Especially since you understand what it feels like to be overwhelmed, you show others how to be generous when you practice speaking up for yourself while considering them, too.

If your Head Line makes it to an outside finger under that little finger, then it can be easier for you to be dismissive of the other’s inability to articulate their argument or stand up for themselves.  When you slow down, you can actually help bring about a better conversation by giving them the space to think, feel and come back to you on a slower pace than you operate normally.  

The ability to slow down can also give you added insight that may open their eyes to where they can see the whole picture more clearly when you aren’t doing it from a place of being right and making them wrong.  Instead of dominating a moment or an exchange, you can help light the way for a longer lasting win that includes others in that victory. 

As I mentioned the first week of December, January dials up the pressure to change. So do take what helps and apply it to a slower, kinder pace right now. You’ll be very glad to reap the rewards of that for years to come.  With a 200 year cycle of Jupiter and Saturn meeting up in Air signs, we have to learn how to level the playing field better so that we all benefit.  

If you want to find out what that looks like for you this coming year, you can check out and sign up for the newsletter.  You get a special introductory reading at almost half off.  Or, you can request a Year Ahead Reading and find out just what preparations serve you best.  Thank you for tuning in and wishing you all the best, always.

Lisa Greenfield

December 22, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , , , , Aquarius | BAP | best american psychics | Blog | december | Jupiter | Lisa Greenfield | Saturn
Fork in the Road December – Week 3

We are in Week Three in a month of reward or conflict, you decide which it will be. This blog post shares how you navigate conflict well using the palm of your hand. This week we look at how to win with a Head Line that more easily takes the ‘upper hand’.

When your Head Line reaches the outside edge of your hand, anywhere under the little finger, you more naturally speak or stand up for yourself with facts and intuition. It can feel frustrating when others won’t join you in a discussion or debate.

In fact you can be the big picture person that sometimes despairs when others can’t see it too. Patience is required and you have to watch for that inner demon of superiority. Be mindful you don’t dismiss others who aren’t wired to feel safe or comfortable with disagreement. Keep in mind conflict can feel overwhelming, not because they are weak but because they’ve been wired to fear it. How you handle it can help another step into that arena and discover their courage, or you can send them fleeing you and seeing you as the bully even when you aren’t.

Let’s start first with the Air Head Line that stays higher up in the hand. This line ends under the pinky region on the outside of your hand. Since you have the strongest mental ability, you can win with words and ideas all the time. Your challenge is to learn to listen and care what others think. It’s not just a win/lose opportunity. It’s a chance to be curious and connect with others, even when you see things differently. You can do the most growth this month when you measure success differently. Let your mind find bridges between people instead of widening the gap with right/wrong thinking.

Now it’s time for our great visionary explorers, the Fire Head Line. Your Head Line travels to the bottom outside quarter of your hand. This month you have to check what your vision serves up and question your interpretations on what you see. It’s too easy to jump to conclusions, and while you may discover some completely unexplored region, let’s do it safely. You can be the most impatient with those who don’t get it and respond with some heat. You are Fire, after all.

Keep in mind that you are meant to help unleash all the potential fire power between people when you use warmth to bring them closer, instead of blow torch those who don’t ‘get it’. If anyone can see how to use all the different points of view and actions to improve the situation, you are the most visionary of solution finders when you temper your approach with a dollop of patience and faith.

To dig deeper on your type, you can watch Metaphysical Minds’ discussion of Head Lines here with Shay Parker and Lisa Greenfield outlining what you can do best.

Next week we put it all together, just in time for the holiday conversations. I’m with the Dalai Lama who said ‘anyone who thinks they’re enlightened, spend a week with your family’. While me might not be there in person it could be a great time to break old patterns!

Author: Lisa Greenfield

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Fork in the Road December – Week 2

December serves up a month of reward or conflict, you get to decide which it will be. One key to which way you goes is there in the palm of your hand, literally. So let’s explore more on how to use your ‘martial’ talents to put you in the winner circle instead of on the floor in a knockout.

How you were taught to think, speak and act on your behalf shows up in the Head Line (which travels through the Mars region on your hand). The left hand is your internal or personal process, the right hand reveals what the world sees.

The further a line travels, the more it picks up steam. Shorter and/or curved lines that end under the Apollo finger absorbed challenges in speaking up or acting on their behalf in a conflict.

Now comes the important bit. You have to stretch this month. Growth is not optional, resistance is painful – so let’s give you a hand there.

If you usually give in to others, you will be required to stand up for yourself better. This doesn’t mean fight, rather it means stretch a bit.

Circumstances pop up to help provoke you to flex a new muscle. The Universe isn’t mean, it’s offering practice to consider both yourself and others in disagreement.

Disagreement is important, even necessary in times of great chaos or change. It helps us consider points of view from a bigger range of possibilities than agreement ever would. We have to let go of simple solutions that pit us against each other. All hands on deck are needed now, pun intended.

So time to find out more about your particular style…

If your Head Line ends under the ring finger (aka the Apollo finger) time to open up to the world a bit more. Be curious about where you missed seeing your power and impact on others. Good news, you don’t have to shout, even soft voice carries power when you speak your centered Truth.

The shorter, straighter Head Line is an Earth Head Line. You prefer actions to words and prefer familiar to unfamiliar. You also jump to conclusions that underestimate your own strength. You tend to leave the conversation and head back to safe familiar space

or come out swinging fast. Familiar is survivable, so when that’s threatened you can react quickly. You actually represent the bedrock on which life stands, but may miss seeing your strength which is when you pull back OR swing first to ‘stay safe’. Time to see more of the real you.

When your Headline is longer and curves down but stays under that ring Apollo finger, you aren’t quick to act. Instead you can imagine a million different things that can go wrong. You drown in worst case scenarios before you open your mouth. Instead of imagining the worst time to trust your enormously mind to help have that deeper conversation.

Risk is hard on you and conflict is so uncomfortable when your head line ends on the inside of your hand. Yet you have to practice the discomfort of speaking your truth instead of resentment for those who don’t automatically know it or see it. Remember, water wears down a rock, so use your artfully expressed point of view that is hardest to resist, when you persist!

Next week we dive into the outside lines and how to win the change game and land on the high road for you. If you want more on this subject check out Metaphysical Minds Broadcast here where Shay and Lisa dive deeper.

Until next week, where we tackle the outside head lines.

Author: Lisa Greenfield

December 9, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , , , , best american psychics | Conflict | december | Lisa Greenfield | palmistry | Psychic | Reward | Truth in Hand
Fork In The Road December

December serves up a month of reward or conflict; you decide which it will be. This fork in the road is going to unfold over the next 200 years astrologically, but you live in the kick-off period, lucky YOU. Seriously, you get to help set the tone and what you do now matters more than possibly any other time in your life.

Which is why when I tell you that you win the day when you DON’T act, at least not right away, it may confuse you. Let me clear that up, so you get to the reward portion of the month. Mars sits in Aries for almost six months this year. Aries is the beginning of the Zodiac and it’s a chance to start fresh on how we do things.

WHAT you do matters less than how you do it. Don’t get me wrong, what you do does matter. It’s just that HOW you do it matters more. When we move quickly, we pull from muscle memory and brain stem automatic response. So, if you react too fast on things that aren’t urgent, you box yourself into old patterns.

Except, in times of change, those old patterns don’t fit any better than shoes you wore in first grade. So, it’s time for a new pair of shoes, metaphorically speaking. When you slow down, pause, and take a good look around, you are free to take in more information than a rapid response would give you.

Your ‘conditioned response’ is actually stamped on your hand. You see, the lines in your hand include a ‘Mars’ region. It reveals your risk tolerance, your courage, your typical action style. All that in your Head line that runs right through that section on your hand.

But for the sake of efficient information, you will receive news you can use on what your hand has to offer! Each week this month we explore a bit more about the line, the region, and how to use yours wisely.

Because for anyone stuck in a Groundhog Day response this year, the pressure to change is building. The first weeks of January serve a wallop for those who dig in and refuse to grow. Much like a cork on heated champagne, it’s going to fly unless you find the way to let a new path emerge. So let’s get you on the better path, right?

Outside conflict points you in the right direction on what’s inside your mind to help you turn that corner. Next week we explore a bit more on how to use your martial talents to put you in the winner circle instead of on the floor in a knockout. Start with a peek at your hand.

You can get a free sample online reading at Next week we will start the breakdown on your line and how to harness the power on hand for your best life when you tune in here. In the meantime, pause before you act…You’ll be very glad you did!

Author: Lisa Greenfield


December 2, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , , , , Aries | best american psychics | choices | december | Lisa Greenfield | Mars | palmistry
Weighing Your Heart in Heaven for All You’ve Done on Earth

We have all been conditioned to fear Judgement day at the end of our mortal days.

How are the scales bought into balance after judgement day? We must see who we are at that point, when all the lies that built our earthly life and actions are taken away and we are in the blinding light and love of the creator. We can become broken in our human lives and consequently make horrible choices. All of our lives are built around making sense of our pain in order to survive. When we pass to the other side, we are lovingly taken apart, healed and slowly put back together so that our experiences and choices can be seen with compassion and wisdom.

In the Spiritualist’s tradition the theology is that God, creator of all that is, intended that all the experience, knowledge and understanding we gathered during life be brought with us after physical passing to grow and learn from. Our consciousness survives after the change called death. We bring with us all the experiences that shaped us and the choices and consequences of those choices. Then we review it. All of it. Good, bad or indifferent we will pass into this new existence and be given the opportunity to review our life based on those experiences, how we have used them, and our effect on others and the world in general. Then and only then can we evaluate our worth as a human being.

What is a good life and a poorly lived life? If all of us lived our lives to the best of our abilities with due regard to others, taking into account the  trials and tribulations of life, and in the end can live with the consequences and our conscious of what we have done, that is the best we can do. Living a good, successful life has very little to do with fame or fortune, it has to do with the beauty and wealth of your spirit you touched the world with.

This principle expresses the natural law of cause and effect, a law that operates on earth as well as the afterlife. What we do now affects the growth of our Soul. In the afterlife we will be accountable for how we lived our life according to our Soul’s development. If we were meant to learn patience, did we avoid the opportunity or embrace it?

After our passing from physical form, when we are re-united with our Soul and the Creator, we are home, we are valued, our human lives matter. Our experience, knowledge and understanding from our magnificent lives are so very cherished.

Our life’s experiences influenced us, changed us and the people around us. We may have impacted our society as a whole. Our actions were geared to expand the spirit within us. Each action will be considered and valued. Our physical existence and experiences were preparing us for the end of our life. Every experience, thought, feeling, action in that human existence comes with us. It is the celebration of heaven to receive us back home and to hear of our journey and our challenges. Nothing is wasted.

God, or infinite intelligence love and light, is energy and not a corporal being. Let’s talk about compensation and retribution as a simple cause and effect, as in energetic ripples.

The law or principle of Cause and Effect state that every cause has an effect, every effect has its cause. Nothing happens by sheer chance. When we experience what seems like a random event, or even something that seems like a coincidence, it has a cause somewhere. Whether physical or mental or energetic, something set “it” in motion. The effect of one action becomes the cause of another action, creating a chain of events. Everything that happens not only in your life, happens in everyone else’s life. It has a root somewhere.

Every thought and feeling you have, action you take, causes an effect to you, to someone else, or to something else. You must be careful and accept responsibility for everything you do. Your thoughts, intentions, or action are amplified as they move out into the universe and then they return to you with a much more powerful impact.

There is no judgement, punishment, or reward to this process of cause and effect. Whatever you put out comes back to you, amplified. Do what you will and let it harm no one. You can do anything you want, BUT, you must accept, and you will be compelled to accept, the consequence of your actions. If you harm no one, no harm will come to you. This is the law behind the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  So: The next time you resent someone getting away with something “bad,” just wait and watch, and be glad it isn’t you who will have to pay for it later.

Author: Nancy Smith

November 25, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , , , afterlife | BAP | cause and effect | Heaven | judgement day | nancy smith | Soul
Who is the Creator?

The mystical power of creation is at the core of every religion and spiritual belief. 

This Creator power is usually personified by the mindset and culture of the time. In some cases, the personification of this power becomes a communally agreed upon religious belief which supports the lifestyle of that culture.

Consistent throughout humanity’s search for meaning and spiritual expression is the mystery of something beyond our individual self. Something within ourselves searches and imagines there is a beginning, a mind, or a presence that is greater than ME. Part of our intuitive being wants to understand and relate to, and even return to, the place I came from.

Humanity has given many names to the source and divinity from where we came. Mother, Father, God Creator of all that is; Infinite Intelligence of love and light; The Creator; Akasha, Yahweh; Abba; Elohim; El Shaddai; Al Quddus; Jehovah. The Jewish tradition has 72 names for god. Each of these names holds a meaning of a specific attribute of God. 

Spiritualism’s core belief and philosophy is the acceptance of a Divine Energy. A supreme impersonal Power, everywhere present, manifesting as life, through all forms of organized matter. Though this power is impersonal, our understanding of this source can be gained by our personal journeys and perceptions of this creative force. This force, whatever name given to it, has created all there is and sustains all its creation.

Spiritualists also believe that the “Spirit of God” exists within and around everyone and everything. We are all children of god and so are part of one family. As spiritualists we acknowledge this one source as our Father, Mother, Creator.

This Energy of God the Creator ensures that order and harmony exist, which enables us to thrive in the galaxy in which we live. Without God we are nothing, with God we are everything. God is seen as (and often called by spiritualists) “Essence of Life” with the understanding that all life, not just human life, is important in God’s scheme. This includes all life forms known an unknown. Seeing God as the essence of life brings reassurance that all life is equal. This equality doesn’t stop at Humanity, it extends to all life from single cell amoebas to the most complex of beings.

We may not know how important our relationship is to all other beings as we live out our life, but as Spiritualists this we know for sure: we are being asked to travel on a path of spiritual progression, to strive to improve our own life as well as the lives of all those we meet.

“The Essence of Life” is energy. Conscious, loving, creative energy. This concept speaks not to a human animation of God the Father. This Essence embraces both feminine and masculine, this essence has no separation. Many religions personify God and a being with jealousies, preferences and human-like judgements. This is not the case as seen by spiritualists. Within God are all aspects of natural law that make up creation. These aspects of the Creator are way beyond what our human mind can take in.

My Own Version of Creation

In the beginning, there was Divine Consciousness.

This consciousness is LOVE. Unconditional Love.

Love wanted to express itself.

“I Am,” said Love, and so it is.

 Love became the creator with these words. Love desired to experience love and continues to create.

Divine Love created little souls, just like itself. Each soul is unique and individual, ready to grow and learn. Love calls these little souls, I AM.

The creator, Divine Love, made light, space, and form for these souls to grow up in. They could experience their own nature and unique selves in everything the creator made. The souls took many forms as they grew and experienced themselves. The souls were never separate from the Creator Love, no matter what form they chose to take.

The creator’s consciousness became full. All possibilities, all knowing, all thoughts, and all things created fill the consciousness of the creator. Not one thing is forgotten. Love and Creation are all one in the same.

Author: Nancy Smith,

November 16, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , , creator | divine | God | Love | nancy smith