Social Distancing and Self-Discovery

Part 3: Using Chaos for Change

Do you know how a catalytic converter works?  It basically takes a substance, connects it with another substance and, in a dramatic chemical reaction, creates a third more useful (or at least tolerable) substance. It basically takes something bad and converts it into something good or at least neutral. So for those who are struggling with the myriad of chaotic and maybe even harmful changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, I say try thinking of this chaos as a spiritual catalytic converter.

Think of it this way, the spiritual and soul climate of the world has not been in very good shape for quite a while. It was rapidly declining and polluting the collective consciousness. I think we can all agree on that, can’t we?  Now think of all those light workers out there who have been working and battling for raising the collective vibration. Seems like they were fighting a losing battle sometimes, doesn’t it, especially with the onset of the pandemic?  But what if, and hear me out, what if the pandemic was like a catalytic converter?  What if it’s taking harmful collective negativity, processing it via dramatic change brought on by a pandemic, effectively changing a negative into a positive?

What if the chaos of the pandemic and social unrest/awareness issues is an opportunity for massive positive change? Well, it’s not really a question of what if, it’s a question of…Do you see it yet? And more importantly, are you going to continue to focus on the general spiritual malaise of the collective consciousness or raise your vibration to be part of the catalytic change?

We stand at a spiritual crossroads right now. In the words of Morgan Freeman’s character Red Redding in Shawshank Redemption, “You either get busy living or get busy dying.”  We have a choice, get busy making positive change within ourselves, or we get busy letting the negativity consume us until all of humanity is gone.

Sounds like a big job, doesn’t it? But here’s the truth. You aren’t supposed to change the world. You are supposed to change YOU. And while that’s not always an easy task, changing our own personal energy is much easier than changing the entire world. And I’ll give you a little spoiler alert right here:  If you change YOU –  your energy – you will have already changed the world.

Author: Samantha Hall

October 28, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , , , , BAP | self discovery
Finding 7th Heaven

The progression of a soul in heaven!

In the book Universal Spiritualism: Spirit Communion in All Ages Among All Nations, WJ Colville describes the levels or layers of heaven. In chapter 19 of this book, The Spirit World—as seen and Described by One Who has Visited It Frequently, Colville speak about the writings of Charles W. Leadbeater. Leadbeater describes the heavenly regions which are “shut out of carnal eyes.”

These heavenly regions are worlds of subtler substance than the physical world, interpenetrating it, and therefore all around us. Heaven is the world of thought, the mental plane, a supreme state of consciousness.  Hence the saying “The kingdom of Heaven which is within you.”

Leadbeater describes planes of existence as: an astral plane exists that is a feeling plane; the physical plane, the familiar earth of the senses, the world of action.  The physical body is the body of action. And a spiritual plane with the immortal Soul, which lives forever, in the heaven world and communicates with the physical world by means of physical impacts transmitted to the physical brain, then to the astral. Thence to the mental body.

The Soul is the immortal thinker and ego. As Leadbetter traveled up through the seven heavens he sensed a radiance of welcome and an absence of evil and discord. He felt intense bliss. He describes these levels of heaven as this:

The lowest and first heaven is affection for family and friends, unselfish, and mostly focused on the earth plane the spirit just left. The spirits in this first level of heaven think of themselves as still being very much part of earth. They pour love and grace onto those left in earthly world. Those on earthly world receive the benefits of the love showered down upon them. Conscious communication is possible from this layer of heaven.

The second heaven is an anthropomorphic religious devotion. These spirits carry out devotion and adoration of deities from their earthly experience. They perform specific tasks in alignment with the religious beliefs they have carried into heaven with them. These tasks are practiced in this realm. When the spirit is ready to progress they move to the third realm of service. In this second realm your spirit sorts out religious dogma and beliefs that you have held to keep you close to God, however you believed God to be. This is a place, along with the third heavenly realm,  of miracles and understanding the true nature of creation. (LOTS of engineers and bishops hang out here for YEARS…)

The third heavenly realm is about devotion expressing itself in active work. The spirit in this realm is going out to actively do deeds of service for the deity he/she is devoted too. In this realm the spirit travels back into earthly plane and into heaven to experiment with their own theories of God and creation. These spirits often Create miracles with those they are connected to on the earth plane.

The fourth heavenly realm is the place of GENIUS and is arranged in four categories:

  • Unselfish pursuit of spiritual knowledges
  • High philosophy and scientific thought
  • Literary or artistic ability expressed for unselfish purposes
  • Service for the sake of service.

This heaven is filled with noble and unselfish thinkers who seek insight and knowledge for the purpose of enlightening and helping others. Great musicians such and Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Wagner and many others can be found here, still flooding the heavenly world with harmony and glory. For the lonely artist, upon entering this heaven, joy surges back on him as he is reunited with his / her source. Through meditation and enlightenment, a soul still in earthly form may connect to this world for strength, encouragement and a return to his/ her power of creativity.

The fifth heaven is the true home of the soul of nearly all mankind. It is the most populated of all the heavens. All in those in this heaven are engaged in the present human evolution. These souls are in all ranges of awareness and development. Spirit can move around in all the 5 levels at will as they desire.

The sixth heaven is a peaceful countryside compared to the fifth heaven, the busy city. This heaven doesn’t contain as may souls as the fifth heaven. This is a loftier level where souls have advances to an awareness of the purpose and methods of evolution. This Soul knows he/she is engaged in the work of self-development. He/she has self-awareness to guide his or her own personality to a higher level of principles.

The seventh heaven of the mental contains the “Masters of Compassion and Wisdom” and all the initiated pupils. These souls work for the evolution of the human race, acting directly on souls incarnate, stimulating spiritual growth, enlightening intellect and purifying emotions. The seventh heaven is where the incarnate human souls retrieve their “genius” and receive their illumination. This is where all souls longing to grow and expand their human lives find their guidance.

Thus, as in everywhere else, the highest glory of the heavenly realms is found in service. Those who have accomplished their mental evolution are fountains from which flow strength for those who are still climbing.

Physical life is just one element of our existence, when we die, we pass to another form, with MANY other opportunities to refine our spirit. Once in heaven, the journeys will continue in the spirit world, through all the many heavens, until eventually we return back to where we came from, Mother Father God creator of all.

Author: Nancy Smith

September 24, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , , , BAP | best american psychics | Heaven | nancy smith | realm | service | Spirit
Your Soul’s Progression

Our Spirit Continues after death, we all go to Heaven!

God saw everything that God had made, and indeed, it was very good.

—(Gen. 1:31)

“The heavens are telling the glory of God;
And the firmament proclaims
The divine handiwork….
In the heavens God has set a tent
for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom
from his wedding canopy,

and like a strong man

runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them;
and nothing is hid from its heat.

—(Ps. 19:1-6)

Closing time 
Time for you to go out: go out into the world. 
Closing time 

You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here.

Closing time 
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

Closing time 
Time for you to go back to the places you will be from

I know who I want to take me home. 
I know who I want to take me home. 
I know who I want to take me home. 
Take me home


I have heard it said that death is the opposite of life, but I believe this to be a misunderstanding. If one believes in opposites, then physical death is the opposite of human birth and this is a progression of your spirit. Death is the gateway to our spiritual conscious self. There is no opposite of life. There is only continuation of life. In fact, Life is interwoven and interrelated between our human physical form and our spiritual form in a magnificent intricate weaving of thought, love and energies.

What happens when we die? How do we heal, learn and grow once our physical life has ended?  Once we are in our spiritual form, we see who we are at our essence, when all the illusions that we built in our earthly life and the things we did are removed, we stand in the blinding light and love of the creator. We can become broken in our human lives. People can make horrible choices when they are broken. Their lives, all of our lives actually, 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.

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 human lives are so very cherished.

We are given ample time to review and assess and evaluate our life based on those experiences. This time of review includes healing, atonement and many chances to explore what we created with our lives.

During this time of review, we are guided with love and compassion by our Soul, our Guides that have stayed with us throughout our life, and by our loved ones who were in human form when we were. We are asked to make an honest assessment of what transpired in our lives. After this review, we, as conscious Spirit forms, are given opportunities to grow and learn from the experiences of our human life. When the consequences of our actions in life become overwhelming and seem to swallow us up, our Creator, Our Soul, Our Loving guides will gently hold us and help us bring back to balance that which we have torn asunder. We may need to make amends, and that is up to us and our creator as to what that will be. The door will always be open to atonement, to learning and to growing into the highest potential of our Souls.

In many a mediumship reading, I have felt the new interests and learning some spirits embark on after physical life. Some are very curious to study the events of their lives that caused them pain.  These spirits want to help those left behind to create something different and with healing. Some desire to explore and travel and enjoy things on earth they were not able to. Some return to the people they caused pain and damage to and work to bring healing and balance as guides or behind the scenes. It is often clear from these spirit messages that their own learning and growing is continuing, with the veil being pulled aside they remember the healing nurturing love they forgot when they were alive. The Message to us from spirit is to embrace yourself now in compassion and forgiveness. Allow yourself to be vulnerable and accepting of yourself in this moment. Do the best you can. You are important, you matter, just the way you are!

Author: Nancy Smith

September 17, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , , ,
Before You Hire a Psychic Medium – Part Four

In Parts Three and Four of my series, we looked at the difference between a Medium and a Psychic reading and how you can recognize if you are potentially being scammed. We also have looked at ways to find an ethical Medium or Psychic. So how do you be sure to have the best reading possible?

It takes all of us! Yes, we all have to actively participate in the process. This starts with you doing your homework in finding the right Medium or Psychic that you feel connected to. You want to feel good about your choice, so you can trust your Reader and relax during the session. Any tension can have a negative outcome for your reading. It’s best to read any FAQ’s or instructions the Reader has listed on their website or provided you. Spending a few extra minutes reading how to enhance your reading and learning any rules you need to follow will only benefit you. Rules are there usually to help you have a good outcome for your reading.

I also want to mention a subject that’s sensitive. Please don’t “test” the Medium or Psychic. Most of us are very empathic and can feel this energy immediately. This will kill the reading. If you feel like you need to test your Medium or Psychic, I will say you have not found the right Reader for you yet, so I would highly recommend that you keep looking. Before booking a session, ask yourself if you fully trust this person before hiring them. Again, you want to go into a reading feeling confident with who you hired. Why waste your money and time, or ours?

Our job as Mediums or Psychics, is to deliver any information we receive during a session as clearly and accurately as possible. This takes a lot of work on our end. This work starts outside of your reading. We have prayer and meditation practices. Many of us have been on our own healing journey and continue with our own self-care routines. We also take time to further our education by working with mentors, taking classes or sitting in development circles, even those who are naturally gifted. Some of us will become certified. These are all hallmarks of an ethical Psychic Medium who won’t take advantage of you.

For a terrific reading, not only is it important for you and the Reader to do their part, but Spirit and your guides must do their part too! Believe it or not, there are better Spirit Communicators than others, just as there are those of us who communicate better in the physical world. This is one reason why Mediums will further their education, to learn how Spirit works with them. Some of us receive more literal details, while others receive more symbols, so it’s our job to learn what’s in our Spirit library, so we can deliver validations and messages as accurately as possible for you.

During your reading, you will want to be present and as grounded as possible. We usually receive pieces of information, so it’s important to be able to actively engage in the process. Readings are interactive, so if the Psychic makes a statement please respond accordingly. One of the best things to do and also one of the hardest, is to release expectations for your reading. My clients who remained open during their session seem to be the ones who have experienced the most healing or experienced the strongest connections during their sessions. I believe that is because Spirit knows what’s best for us and will give us messages that we need, not necessarily what we want to hear.

If you take the steps listed in this series before hiring a Medium or Psychic to work with, you should be able to find one that you can trust and avoid being taken advantage of by doing all of your homework first. With this recipe in place, you can feel confident that you are working with an ethical professional and that you can experience a great reading!

Cate Coffelt is an award winning Evidential Medium and Psychic and can be reached at

Author: Cate Coffelt

August 28, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , , , , best american psychics | Psychic | psychic reading
Before You Hire A Psychic Medium – Part Three

Are you looking for a good Psychic or Animal Communicator? One thing to know is that with a Psychic or Animal Communication Reading, a good Reader will tune into your energy or that of your living pet and be able to give you validations and either provide you intuitive guidance or
answers for your questions. But this doesn’t mean we know EVERYTHING about you or your pet! We tune into your energy and like a radio receiver, we pick up pieces of information. Psychic readings should help you feel empowered or provide you with information that will help you. Some Psychics offer predictions, while others offer more life guidance using their intuition. Some use tools like Tarot or Oracle Cards to assist them, while many Readers use no tools during a reading. Which type of Psychic is best for you? It’s about what style you prefer and what you are comfortable with.

But what happens if you feel the reading is off? Or something isn’t quite right?

In Part Two of my “Before You Hire a Psychic Medium”, we learned about Medium readings and how to recognize when you are in a situation where you are being taken advantage of or even involved in a scam. So how does this look different with a Psychic Reading?

First of all, just as with a Medium Reading, you will want to make sure the Psychic is giving you validations and details that make sense to you. The details do not have to be 100% accurate, but you should be able to understand most of the information they are sharing. Also, are they
asking you a lot of leading questions, like I discussed in Part Two of my series? If so, stop the reading and walk away. If they are using cards, pay attention to see if they are reading the descriptions of the cards or if they are also using their intuition. As long as you feel that the reading is helping you, this is a good sign that you are with an ethical Psychic.

But if you start to feel something like something isn’t right, pay attention. Again, the Psychic should never scare you during the reading. You should also never walk away from a reading feeling like there is no hope for your situation. You may not receive the answer you want, but you should receive some information that will help you heal, empower you or help identify how you can overcome any obstacles that may be getting in your way.

If a Psychic starts to share negative information with you and suggests that they can help you for more money, pay attention. Sometimes a Reader may initially get you in for a session for a really low price, but you may find them telling you that you need to come back and it will usually be for a good amount of extra money. An unethical Psychic may start small at first, but they will keep you in fear and have you coming back for different types of services, promising you that you will be one step closer to the outcome you’re trying to achieve. They may even blame you if you don’t see the results that you had been promised. If you start to notice a pattern similar to this, cut the cord! An ethical Psychic will advise and prefer that you take weeks or months before booking another session.

One thing you can do to ensure that you find a reputable Psychic is to do your homework as I stated in Part One of my series. Also, it’s best not to be in a hurry to find a Psychic! An impulsive choice can lead to a poor outcome. However, if you find yourself with an urgent need for some quick advice, look for organizations that screen and tests their Psychics. You may want to search for Psychics and Mediums who continue their education in addition to having been on their own healing journeys. Seek referrals. Empower yourself so you can trust the Psychic you are with, avoid getting scammed and walk away with a wonderful reading!

In Part Four, we will look at how to find the best Psychic Medium for you, and the steps you can take so you can experience a great reading!

Cate Coffelt is an award winning Evidential Medium and Psychic and can be reached at

Author: Cate Coffelt

August 19, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , , accurate | best american psychics | ethical | tested
Before You Hire A Psychic Medium – Part Two

In Part One; “Before You Hire a Psychic”, I discussed the ways you can find an ethical and accurate Medium or Psychic and how to avoid getting taken advantage of. But what if you do find yourself in a situation where your gut is telling you that something isn’t right? How can you be sure?

Remember, you should never feel scared after a reading and you should never be forced to come back for additional services that will cost you extra money. Even if you receive answers you did not want to hear, you should walk away from a session feeling inspired, given information that helps facilitate healing or like you had a connection to your loved ones in Spirit. You may even receive a prediction or two, but this, of course, depends on the type of reading you choose. 

A Medium reading is where the Medium connects with your loved ones who have passed away and are in Spirit. Every Medium works differently, but if you are receiving validations and messages that make sense to you, then you are with an authentic Medium. There can be times when some of the details you receive will not make sense and that’s okay, as long as most of the information being presented in your reading resonates with you. If this is your first reading, your nerves might be in the way. This can make it hard to remember details. But rest assured that messages from Spirit are about love, never about fear. Once in a while you may receive a warning, but you should feel empowered by that information, not afraid. So if you start receiving information that makes you feel scared, speak up and stop the reading. Walk away if you need to.

I do want to mention that if you have experienced a recent loss, most Mediums recommend to wait anywhere from three to six months before scheduling a reading. There are many schools of thought for this, but I personally believe that it’s best to walk through your grief journey a little first. No matter how prepared we are for the passing of a loved one, we can still experience shock for many weeks to months after a death, and this can negatively impact the  reading.

Another thing to keep in mind is that many Mediums do not guarantee that they will connect with a certain loved one in Spirit. They may have this listed on their website or Terms and Conditions. This means that if Aunt Sue shows up instead of Dad, the Medium is honoring Spirit by allowing the experience. This does not mean you are with a bad Medium! Who knows, Aunt Sue may have an important message for you. However, if you are feeling like the Medium is not connecting with any of your loved ones in Spirit, you can ask to stop the reading. This situation is rare, but it can happen. Ethical Mediums will know within minutes of the reading if they are not connecting and will usually offer a refund and end the session.

One way to tell if you are being taken advantage of during your reading is if the Medium is asking a lot of leading questions. For example, they may ask, “What did Aunt Sue look like?” And then say, “Oh I see that!”. A good Medium will make statements instead. They may say something like,  “It looks like Aunt Sue had brown, straight hair and I see that she was slender. Does this make sense?”.  Do you see the difference in the approach? One is asking a leading question, while the other is validating a statement. Again, every Medium works differently, so there may be variations of style, but it can be a red flag if you notice the Medium asking too many leading questions.

Another situation that can happen is that an unethical Medium may try to keep you coming back to see them. I don’t mean by informing their clients of additional services they offer, such as an upcoming class or event. This scenario would be when a Medium entices you into hiring them again using fear tactics. They may tell you that a loved one is trapped between worlds or that your loved one is not at peace on the other side, but they can help while emptying out your bank account. An ethical Medium will never do that to you. If you find yourself in a situation like that, just walk away. You may even wish to report them to your local law enforcement agency.

The best way to protect yourself from an unethical Medium is to arm yourself with as much information as possible. Watch how different Mediums work and see which style resonates with you. When you receive a Medium reading, you should feel like you had a connection with Spirit and that most of the information makes sense. Medium readings are meant to be healing, helping you feel a sense of love, connection and peace, never fear. 

In part three, we will look at how you can recognize when a Reader is trying to take advantage of you during a Psychic or Animal Communication Reading.

Cate Coffelt is an award winning Evidential Medium and Psychic and can be reached at

Author: Cate Coffelt

August 10, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , , , Blog | Medium | Psychic
Before You Hire a Psychic Medium – Part One

I remember when I first started as a Psychic Medium, a client (I’ll call her Kim) came in to see me. She wanted to inquire about her love life, but she appeared nervous, perhaps a little too nervous. As I do with all first time clients, I asked if she had ever had a reading. Kim told me that she had visited a Psychic a few years back. She found the Psychic on a street corner and decided to go in and have a reading. It had been Kim’s first time doing anything like this and, initially, she felt the session seemed to go well. The Psychic immediately picked up on a couple of details and Kim was hooked! However, later in the session, Kim was told that she had a spell placed on her. This “spell” was cast so love would elude Kim. Playing on her emotions, this Psychic offered to “remove” the spell, so true love would come. All for an additional fee of course, a substantial one.

A few years and hundreds of dollars later, Kim still had not met her soul mate. Kim was heartbroken. She could not understand what she had done wrong, why she was still single and even started to wonder if she had more spells placed on her. Kim wanted to know why the love of her life had not yet come. Yikes!

This is one of the most heartbreaking situations that I have encountered in our business. It’s heartbreaking because a betrayal like this is harmful for a person’s psyche and soul, not to mention the financial impact. It’s also heartbreaking for our industry. Even though our industry is not governed, it is filled with compassionate professionals like myself that actually care for our clients and our intention is to help people who are in need. Many of us have been through our own healing journey and we wish to help others with theirs. This is what our work is about.

A reading should leave you feeling empowered, help you feel like you can take a step in the right direction or with a sense of peace. Even if you receive an answer you do not like or want to hear. If you have a Medium Reading, you should feel like you had a connection with your loved ones in Spirit. Most of the messages should also make sense to you. But you should never walk away from a reading feeling afraid or forced into seeing the Psychic again. Never! 

So, how can you avoid being scammed like Kim? What do you look for when you are in need of a professional Medium or Psychic?

First step is to learn what type of reading service you wish to book and the difference in these services. For example, a Medium Reading is different from a Psychic Reading and each Reader will have their own style. Learning some of these details first, can help narrow down your search pretty quickly. We will discuss later in the series the difference in readings and what to expect with each one, so you are not taken advantage of.

Once you have decided on the type of reading you wish to have, the next thing to do is look for an ethical and reputable Medium or Psychic. The best way to start your search is to get referrals from friends or family. If you can’t get a referral, perform a Google search and look for organizations that blind test and screen the readers they list on their directories. Search websites of well known Psychic Mediums and other Healers that you admire. Some provide a list of professionals they recommend if they have a long wait for their services. Research grief or bereavement groups that offer a list of Mediums that they trust.

You will find that the Mediums and Psychics who have integrity and are ethical will be transparent and will have a way for you to reach them, usually through a website. You should see some of the following details listed:

  • Services Offered
  • Prices That Are Clearly Listed
  • Credentials: Certifications and/or Education Related to the Services They Provide
  • Organizations They are Associated With or Provide Services For
  • Testimonials with Actual Names and Cities Listed
  • Contact Information 

If, in your search, you do find a professional Psychic or Medium that you do feel connected with, learn more about them prior to scheduling an appointment by reading the information on their website. This is sacred work for us, so it’s important that you feel like you trust the process and you have an understanding of how we work. This ensures the best experience possible with your session. If anything feels off in your research, find another Reader to work with. But if you’ve done your homework properly, you should be able to find a reputable Medium or Psychic to work with and avoid being scammed.

In part two, we will start to look at the different types of readings and how to identify when you are being taken advantage of and what you can do if that happens.

Cate Coffelt is an award winning Evidential Medium and Psychic and can be reached at

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The Art of Pyromancy

I wanted to discuss a very unusual topic this month. Given that the coronavirus and all its implications are currently all around us, I thought it was important to delve into the past to see how people centuries ago dealt with the difficulties of their time. What I wanted to talk to you about is the art of Pyromancy.

Pyromancy is the art of divination using fire. As the reader would stare into the flames, they would interpret the signs and patterns that they would see. Also, many times, different materials (bones, shells) were thrown into the fire to enhance this interpretation.  This art goes back centuries as many civilizations have peered into the flames to connect to their gods or intuition to help solve a problem. During the Renaissance Pyromancy was also classified as one of the seven forbidden arts as it was thought to be too dangerous for their citizens to participate in.

Now remember, any tool that is used in divination, whether it be crystals, Tarot cards, tea leaves etc., is only used to occupy space in the Medium’s conscious mind. This is to allow their soul self or their intuition to interpret what they receive from Spirit. As I always say to my clients, my cards or crystals are not magical. It is only their vibrational energy that allows me to connect to my higher self or source to provide explanation or answers.
Even going back as far as the Old Testament, fire was connected with divine intervention. For example the burning bush helped to guide Moses and the Israelites during a challenging time in their history. And, while we may not be facing the same challenges as the ancient Israelites, our world certainly has many challenges of its own right now.

If you would like to try Pyromancy on your own it is really much simpler than it seems. If you have a fire pit you could certainly connect with the flames that way or it can be as simple as lighting a candle. Just allow yourself to soften your gaze and stare into the flame. Once you light your fire source, allow yourself to settle into your body and be still. It’s easier if the room is darkened a little bit so the light does not interfere with the flame. Once you are in a centered place, allow yourself to connect with the fire. Look at the fire but don’t look at it. It’s almost as if you are having a daydream with your eyes open. Allow your gaze to softly settle into the flame and as you do take a deep breath and exhale any concerns you may have. After you exhale allow a question or concern to form in your mind. Send that question into the flame energetically and see what evolves.
While you are connecting with the fire,  bits of information will start to come to you. Don’t question them, don’t judge them. Just allow them to come. This information could be colors, feeling or just an awareness. Take a note of these observations and how they make you feel. The important thing is to not judge the information you are getting. Like anything else this does take a little practice. But each time you light the flame and connect with the fire you will feel yourself sinking more and more into your body and into your energetic self. By connecting with the fire and practicing Pyromancy you will be astonished at the questions that you are able to have answered. 

The important part of this or any other practice is to not judge yourself. There are no right or wrong answers. And the way we connect with our higher selves or the divine is by trusting the information that we receive. The answers are always around us. It is just that we need to allow ourselves to connect with these answers and know them to be true. Your higher self and the universal energy always is trying to push you in the direction of where your soul needs to go. It is only our human or our ego that likes to fight with this. 

There is a beauty and simplicity when practicing Pyromancy. Somehow when you connect with the flame there is a holiness about it. Perhaps this is why candles are burned in churches and other places of worship. By connecting with the fire you are simultaneously connecting with your own soul or God self. This is where your answers are located. I encourage you to try this simple, yet profound means of divination. I would love to hear about your results. You are much closer to your answers than you think. 

As always, big hugs, Mari

* Of course please practice safety when lighting fires or candles. 

Author: Mari Cartagenova

July 22, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , mari cartagenova | meditation | pyromancy
Manifesting Hope

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu

During these difficult and challenging times we are all looking for something more. More outside of ourselves, more things to distract ourselves and more reasons to find hope. And, yes, there is so much loss right now. Lots of life loss, loss of jobs, loss of finances, loss of joy and optimism. But I want to invite you to a practice that I like to call Manifesting Hope.

It’s not just a mindset or a list of positive attributes or blessings that you have (although that is also a good thing to do!). It is a practice of putting yourself into a hopeful place every day. With COVID-19 there’s a lot of things that we can’t change. We can’t change the societal requirements, we can’t change people that have sadly passed away, but we are in control of what goes on in our minds. What I’d like to invite you to do every day is to manifest hope.

This isn’t a hard practice and doesn’t take very much time at all. I invite you upon rising, or before you go to bed, to get into a relaxed state. You can be lying down or sitting up -your choice. As you start to relax and get more centered in your body, allow your mind to wander to a place you would love to be. It doesn’t have to be a real place, it could be a place you have never visited or place you’ve been to many times. Either way, allow yourself to imagine this place. Make it as vibrant as possible. Allow yourself to breathe in the scents. Touch the fabrics, look around at the sky of wherever you are. The more real that you make it, the better it will be.

Now this might sound just like a meditation but there’s a difference. As you are imagining yourself in this environment I invite you almost to teleport your spirit to this place. Many people understand that time is multi-dimensional. Our spirit can be in many places at the same time. So as you are at your favorite place I invite you to allow yourself to fully project your spirit body into this place. It is almost like astral projection but it can also be to a place in your imagination. Allow yourself to spend as much time in the secret place as you can. While you were walking around exploring, allow that sense of hope and happiness to fill your being. Touch it, feel it, smell it. Know it to be true.

While you are experiencing this beautiful place you are also manifesting your desires in a real way. You are allowing those desires that you feel and seek to become real to you in that moment, and you are putting those feelings into the universe and allowing it to be known. By living in these moments you are not just filling up your hope cup but you are also manifesting your future. It’s a win-win either way.

After you have spent your desired amount of time at this place allow yourself to slowly come back to this world. You will feel lighter, happier and more at peace. If you practice this every day I promise you will carry that sense of hope with you throughout the day. And this hope will support you through any difficulties that you may encounter. While we are not in control of the current crisis outside, we are in control of what beautiful gardens we may grow on the inside. I encourage you to spend time in your own garden, palace or beach. It will nurture you in ways you can’t even imagine.

Sending you all love and hugs,

Author: Mari Cartagenova

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Know Thyself 4-Part Series Part 4: Reading Your Energy Holds the Key

Many times, you see the things you want to change in your life, but, at the end of the day, not much changes. In order to change your life for the better, here are two things you must know. 

First, you must understand the Spiritual components underlying your current conditions and experiences. There are Spiritual undercurrents running beneath your everyday life. They exist below the surface of your physical reality. You don’t need to be committed to any particular religion or ascribe to any particular religious beliefs to accept this and learn how to use it to create the life you want to live. You simply accept and acknowledge that there’s always a Spiritual component underlying every experience in your physical reality; it ripples through your life and affects your life at every level.

Second, you must learn to understand your energy in all its forms and learn to manage your energy for your highest good.

The Highest Good of All must include you, or it’s not the Highest Good. When you are focused on, making decisions for, and taking actions toward your Highest Good, everyone else will be best served, as well. 

You are an energetic being, and you are always in energetic exchange with everything in your world. Your energy is always interacting with everyone you come in contact with. Other people can boost your energy through this exchange, or they can drain you. Some people will pull your energy into their programs, beliefs, and ideas, which may not serve you at all, and will not elevate you to your highest potential. When we are not in charge of our own energy, we can get into habits and patterns where we allow this to happen. 

To consciously create a powerful life, you must consciously detach and release from unsupportive energy sources and learn how to be the one in control of your own energy. 

Imagine a beach ball being blown around in the wind, batted around by everyone else, and going wherever outside forces direct it. That is you when you are ungrounded and not in control of or aware of your own energy. Now, imagine a tree, with strong roots reaching deep into the Earth. This tree roots itself securely then reaches for its highest and best. When the storms and strong winds come, this tree is moved about, but it remains in the place that is best for it. You must learn to discard the programs, patterns, and thoughts that threaten your sustainability. You must learn to manage your own energy in your daily life. 

In order to create true success for yourself, your thoughts, habits, actions, and energy must be in alignment. Every so often, you come in contact with one of your big dreams and start taking action to achieve it. You set intentions and goals, strive for things like freedom, prosperity, abundance, health, and success. Ready to live an authentic life filled with purpose, you invest yourself and your time and energy to do what it takes to get there. Suddenly, an obstacle throws you off course, and everything comes to a screeching halt. You lose momentum, you trip up and get lost in old habits and patterns. You allow others to be in control of your energy, and you. 

To create change, you have to actively make changes, starting with yourself and starting from the inside. When you change your energy, you change your life and create what you want powerfully and purposefully. 

When a Psychic gives you a reading, they are reading your energy and are able to tell you what energy you are operating in at this time. This is invaluable information to have. Because when you know it, you can change it. A Psychic reading offers you a snapshot of this time and potentialities that exist if you continue in the way you are going and the energy you have created and allowed. If you like what is coming your way, stay on course, stay grounded and aligned, and keep moving forward, knowing it’s right there for you and within your reach and your realm. If you don’t like where you are headed, great news, you have the opportunity to create awareness and shift, and to chart a new course for yourself.

Author: Michelle Barr is a Psychic Medium, Healer, Energy Medicine Expert, and Spiritual Teacher.

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