Health And Wellness

Are Entity Attachments Real?

How Do I Know If I Have One?

In the world of psychics, healers and metaphysics, inevitably the topic of “entities” or “attachments” will arise. It will come up in classes about healing and psychic development, in a discussion or when you visit your own reader or healer, and certainly if you are a working psychic or healer yourself. But what exactly IS an entity attachment, and why might it attach to you? I will begin by saying there are many beliefs on the subject and conflicting thoughts. For years I was taught by esteemed teachers of healing and psychic development how to clear and protect my energy field when doing this work because when you are empathic (as many people are) and working with, relating to, and in the presence of other humans, it’s important to clean out your energy field and space because you can pick up “stuff” and energies that don’t belong to you. This topic can get multi layered and branch off into all kinds of directions. I will keep it as concise as I can speaking from my own experience.

I have been trained in and I teach multiple techniques for clearing the human aura, and physical space. I have worked for 30 years in the healing arts, and have a thriving private practice as a psychic, medium, energy healer and spiritual counselor. I discovered that I had picked up a foreign energy (entity) that was attached to my energy field. I had been feeling rather “off” for quite a long time. I was experiencing low energy, was weepy a lot, and more negative and drained than I had ever felt for such a continued period of time. I was behaving in ways that weren’t usual, like desires to do things out of character for me, such as zoning out and escapism behavior. I was putting things off that I normally enjoyed, isolating from others, and feeling a big lack of motivation to do my work, which is my true passion in life! Admittedly, I had become remiss in managing my energy field carefully, both in my work and personal life. As the awareness of how “off” I was becoming intensified, I just “happened” (there are no accidents!) to come upon an article with a list of symptoms of an entity attachment. I found it hit me like a frying pan over the head and I realized that was what was probably going on. Me? A trained professional psychic healer? That same day, we had good friends over and one of them was a healer whom I came to find out cleared attachments through a technique using the akashic records (a topic for another day). I followed the protocol she gave me after doing her assessment and I truly experienced a total shift and reversal of the symptoms. It has been a reminder of the importance of taking care of my energy field.

What exactly IS an entity attachment? It’s an energy in another dimension that is of a low vibration and feeds on the energy of living animals/people. It can be a collective of negative thought forms but not with a soul. Like a bacteria or parasite on the astral (unseen) level. An entity can be a negative human soul who is vibrating on a lower level frequency and stays hanging around the Earth plane out of fear to move onward. These souls attach to people or animals to gain energy and to live vicariously through the incarnated being. There are many other types of entities such as dark force (demonic) and ETs who have a different energy to them and attach for different reasons.

The most important thing to know about this subject is how to prevent it and how to clear it if you find you have one. According to some research I did, a large percentage of people have attachments at some time in their lives and don’t know it, and some have them for their entire lifetime. They come from other people who have them, and go to other clear people who have an opening in their aura to allow them in. An opening can happen when a person is weak emotionally due to trauma, in fear or negativity, too open energetically and merging with another’s energy field, through sex with a person who has entity attached, or when using drugs or alcohol. To stay clear in the aura, a person has to be soul empowered and not in fear to remove and to keep the entity away. The assistance of the Angelic realm, (also known as High Entities) and the Divine (God/Goddess)-a higher vibration than the entity is needed to escort it out to another realm where it belongs.

Some things to be aware of to stay clear of entity attachment:
Stay healthy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Clear negative people out of your life, check your thoughts and belief systems for low vibration (shame, fear, self-loathing, over giving, martyrdom, giving your power away,) and protect your home, office, car etc. with healing thoughts, cleanliness and high vibration music, light, sincere meditation and positive relationships. Burning white sage and incense clears space, and water and salt keeps the aura clear.

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August 13, 2018No comments, , , , , , , attachment | aura | energy | entity attachment | Medium | Psychic | vibration
Rockin’ The Work, Part 2

Here’s a Powerful Mantra Meditation:

“In Kundalini Yoga, there is a mantra for healing and the way that it heals is to tune to the soul of the universe, which is pure and without disease or pain.

This is one of the most powerful healing mantras on this planet and the power of this mantra has the ability to connect Mother Earth and the Ethers. This mantra will offer healing specially to you, your families and the whole world.” (Yogi Bhajan)

Ra – means connecting with the Sun that gives you Energy
Ma – means connecting with the Moon that aligns you with receptivity
Da – is the energy of the Earth grounding you in your roots
Sa – means infinity as you draw in the healing energies from the universe
Sa – this second chant brings the universal energies to you
Say – means honoring ALL that is and how you personally perceive the Source Energy
So – means the vibration of the merger of Earth and Universal Energies
Hung – means the Infinite and the vibrating Source within me

Let’s begin…

Sit in a comfortable position.
Bring your hands in prayer position with the tips of your pointer finger aligned with the tip of your nose.
Look down at the tip of your finger.
Gently close your eyes.

Take a deep breath in… and exhale
Take a deep breath in… and exhale
Take a deep breath in… and exhale

Visualize the person you’d like to receive healing – if it’s yourself, make that image in your mind very clear and see a glowing green light in and around yourself, or that person, as you pace yourself to recite this mantra.

Ra.. ma.. Da.. sa.. Sa.. say.. So.. Hung
Breathe in and out

Ra.. ma.. Da.. sa.. Sa.. say.. So.. Hung
Breathe in and out

Ra.. ma.. Da.. sa.. Sa.. say.. So.. Hung
Breathe in and out

Ra.. ma.. Da.. sa.. Sa.. say.. So.. Hung
Breathe in and out

Ra.. ma.. Da.. sa.. Sa.. say.. So.. Hung
Breathe in and out

Ra.. ma.. Da.. sa.. Sa.. say.. So.. Hung
Breathe in and out

Ra.. ma.. Da.. sa.. Sa.. say.. So.. Hung

Take a deep breath in and exhale.

Open your eyes gently and come back into the room.

Lay in Savasana (Corpse position) to allow the healing to integrate with your body.

Sun, Moon, Earth, Infinity I AM
The Service of the Source is within me.

Sat Nam

July 31, 2018No comments, , , , , , , , , energy | Healing | mantra | meditation | Spirituality
Rockin’ The Work!

We are so much more than our physical bodies; our unique make and model as humans, is made out of a complex explosion of cells, atoms, tissues and molecules working in sequential harmony with our brain, all the organs, blood, the integumentary and skeletal system.

We are electric!

Outlining our physical body, are energetic layers that vibrate at high speed, non-visible to the average untrained human eye. Not to mention the astral, mental and the causal bodies – Whew! That is exhausting just thinking about it… and this makes us even more unique and complex than we think.

One may wonder – How is it that we are all still able to serve as spiritual workers and yet manage our daily lives?
Because being mindful of our daily processes on how we integrate the Mind, Body and Spirit becomes a natural occurrence when we get into the habit of Daily Practice. Remember, in order to give – we give to ourselves first.

Good Morning World! Daily Rituals

Smile and Start your day with a Morning Affirmation – I AM, I AM, I AM Love

Honor your Daily Rituals –

The Essentials
Scan your body

Say Hello! To your ‘invisible entourage’ – Guides, Angels, Masters and the Source
Bless your day and ask for blessings; ask that you are guided to the right thoughts, the right words the right people and the right events.

Food is Fuel:
Depending on what your diet is or if you have some restrictions, make sure you give your body that fuel it needs to keep you going.

*Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – do not miss any meal and take your time to eat
*Hydrate yourself often – remember, your body often screams to have it’s pure water back.

Your wardrobe:
Colors, colors and colors! Bring your ‘sass’; wear clothing and shoes that make you look good, feel good and confident. You shouldn’t wear black or a hint of black all the time. Think bright, rich, rainbow!
Ditch that heavy designer perfume unless you like smelling like the mall – lighter scents are delightful.
Look in the mirror one last time and seize the day, You’re the Boss!!

Your Calendar:
Is there anything on your calendar that needs to be wiped off the face of this earth? Don’t be afraid to do this for your own sanity.
Prioritize, whether or not you work with an assistant.

On Marketing – You get what you put into it:
Many of us who own our own businesses forget to make a continuous effort to market ourselves or to set attainable goals for our companies. It is important to know that our business’s success depends on the efforts we put into it.

Your Bread and Butter –

Marketing Essentials for the Modern Day Psychic:
Enlist the magic of your ‘Invisible Entourage’ but match your request with Action. Your Guides won’t give you a pity party anytime any day… not mine anyway… #action

Social Media – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.

Free Demo’s – Psychic Fairs, Trade Shows

One Page CRM – I highly recommend this if you’d like to have better and longer lasting relationships with your clients

Meet People at Business Mixers

Send out Informative Newsletters

Timelines and Trending – Do you know when your busy days are?

…and how lucky that you get to do the same processes weekly!

At the end of the day:
As Divine Co-Creators, we need to remember to look inwards, to breathe and express gratitude for everything and express forgiveness if and when necessary.

Slow down…
Read Part 2 for a Powerful Mantra Meditation.

July 31, 2018No comments, , , , , , , , , , energy | Health | Lightworker | mantra | mind body spirit | spiritual work | whole health
The Spirit Warrior – Self Care

As Spiritual workers, our True Essence is our Spirit, and it needs regular nourishment, because it is the area that is often neglected.
It makes it almost critical that we do our own due diligence in making sure that we nurture and protect ourselves on a daily basis.
Our Spirit makes us human, it drives us to pursue our goals and to do our best each day in good or bad times. It also allows us to see others as they are and therefore needing empathy.

How do we keep on going, and doing this work? Here are some tips that have been proven to help.

1. Daily Journal

As you begin your day, start a daily journal to write down any dreams you may have had, any thoughts, prayers, gratitude – write down anything at all. If you have nothing to write, then write that down as well. Unblocking your thoughts early on, will keep your memory sharp and you may even get insights out of this exercise.

2. Be Still with the Breath

We spend so much time being ‘plugged-in’ to society and online that we sometimes become disconnected with our true essence. It is always good to look within and remember who you are and what you’d like to contribute to this world.

3. Exercise Regularly

It is very important to keep active not just for maintaining general physique, but to maintain good sugar levels, boost immunity, increase Endorphin levels for a balanced mood and also to have a solid foundation for self-confidence.

4. Nothing nurtures the Spirit more than Food

Choose food that connect to good memories – it doesn’t have to be an exact replica of it, but at least the essence of what you remember growing up.

Do not eat foods that have no soul – What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear this? Donuts? Twinkies? These are soulless foods and there is no love there, it wasn’t lovingly prepared for you.

Prepare your food with consciousness and Intent- As you prepare your food, do it with intent and love for you and everyone else who will consume what you prepare.
Put a blast of love energy into the foods and water you drink.

Always put in that intention that the food you eat nourishes your body and it raises your vibration.

Water: Drink filtered water to regenerate your cells because your body goes through an on going cleansing process. It is important to Energize your drinking water by adding lemon juice, using crystals, or charging it with Reiki.

5. Change it up!

This is not easy, especially when you are used to having the same sequential processes each day. But don’t worry because the sky will not fall! If you like your coffee in the morning and you buy the same brand – try a different brand. If you like to use your favorite cup – use another one. This little exercise will not only help you learn to be more flexible but in time it will help you become calmer and cope with stress better.

6. Good Self-Boundaries

We work hard and Giving should never be our middle name, it is important for us to stick with what we have planned for ourselves. The advantage of working independently is that we can set our own schedules to take time off when needed. Honor the time for yourself.

‘Mantra –

SO HUM Mantra is used in conjunction with the Breath
Sit comfortably with your eyes closed and begin breathing normally
Silently repeat SO as you breath in and HUM as you breathe out
If your mind drifts, keep going and stay with the breath.

SO HUM means with The Divine

‘Tips and Recipes ~

Crystalline Water:

Always do this with intention ~
In a clean Water Pitcher or Jug
Add in cool Filtered water
Place your newly cleaned quartz crystals (as a charge), add in crystals that you know are safe to submerge into drinking water and crystals that will not chemically contaminate your pure water. Quartz Crystals are safe to use (Rose, Clear, Smokey), Carnelian, Amethyst crystals as well if available.

Chai Tea Recipe:

3 C. Almond Milk (or Whole Milk)
½ C. Filtered Water
3 Cardamom Pods (½ tsp. powder will work)
½ tsp. Cinnamon
6 Whole Black Peppercorns
¼ tsp. Turmeric
1 Black Tea Bag
Saffron (optional – 2 strands)

Add all ingredients in a pot – bring to a boil then lower heat to simmer (15 min.)
Use a strainer to catch ingredients as you pour your hot tea in your cup.

Add some sweetener and consume this with your favorite cookie or snack.

Golden Tea Recipe: Nighttime Sleep Aid

2 C. Almond Milk (Whole Milk is fine too)
1 TBSP. Turmeric Spice
1 Clove (optional)
Palm or Turbinado sugar to taste

In a Pot – bring ingredients to a boil – remove from burner and pour into cup and enjoy before bedtime.

July 25, 2018No comments, , , , , , , , , body | Crystals | healer | Lightworker | mantra | meditation | Medium | mind | Psychic | Spirit
The Sacred Goddess – Care of the Temple, Part 2

Summer Recipe for Care of the Sacred Goddess Temple:


2 C. Wheat Couscous
2 TBSP. unsalted Butter
4 C. Filtered Water

2 Persian Cucumbers (Cubed).
¼ C. Red onions (Diced)
1 C. Garbanzo (rinsed)
1 C. Golden Raisins (Chopped)
½ C Sweet Peppers (Diced)
½ C. Sun Dried Tomatoes (Chopped)
Parsley (Chopped)

Olive Oil ( 1 C.)
1 Whole Lemon (Seeded)
Lemon Zest

Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Prep all of the above ingredients and set aside in a large bowl.

Whisk the Olive Oil and the Lemon together and season with salt and pepper.

In a pot – boil filtered water and butter.
Move pot away from the heat and add the Couscous – fluff with a fork.

Add the Couscous in the bowl of prepped vegetables and add the Oil dressing.

Season to taste. Eat at room temp or cool.

Weekly Detox for a Healthy Liver:

Celery and Parsley Juice:

1 Bunch Celery (rinsed, and chopped into chunks)
1 Bunch Parsley (rinsed and stems trimmed)
1 Lemon (seeded)

Place and run chopped Celery, and then Parsley in your juicer.
Place in Glass
Squeeze fresh Lemon


July 17, 2018No comments, , , , , body | healthy recipes | mind | sacred goddess | Spirit | summer recipes
The Sacred Goddess – Care of the Temple Part 1

This post is dedicated to my fellow goddess spiritual workers.

We are Divine beings, and therefore we have to take care of our Temple. Our bodies are intelligent systems that consist of trillions of cells that are responsible for the formation of tissue, nerves, bones or organs. AMAZING! We are bright and naturally soft but fierce, we are strong yet limber, and we can withstand any season. There is no simple solution but to honor your body, as it is part of the energetic plan as we adapt to the change that’s prevalent around us.

Let’s Get Real –

No offense but sometimes we get sucked into people’s mama drama. There is nothing worse but to feel caught up in your client’s life story, right? It happens. Sometimes we forget to do our essentials – clearing after each client. We think it’s tedious work and we end up paying the price. Here is a simple way to clear your space before your next session and credits go to my former Teacher, Dr. Carol Nicholson.

Take a few deep breaths before your next session for this short affirmation.

I AM the Light.
The Light is in me.
The Light Moves through me.
The Light Surrounds me.
The Light Protects me.
And so it is.

Drink a glass of water and allow new energies to integrate.

Work it!

What to wear? What to wear?

Approach your wardrobe with positivity, remember that your clothing and accessories are tools as well. Put your magic into the clothing you wear. Bring ‘Sassy’ into your style ladies and gents! Men-You can rock a pink shirt for sure! You can wear anything you want and your outfit for the day can entirely change the vibe in your environment as well, think about it.

Eat –

Foods that boost and are congruent with the seasons. For example – You wouldn’t want to eat hearty stews in the summer would you? Fall and Winter Season is not a time to deprive yourselves either. When, and if feasible for you, eat foods that go with the Seasons to prepare your body for the next Season.

For instance:
Summer – Increasing your protein intake, eat foods that cool the body like fruits and vegetables (Cucumbers, Lettuce, etc.)

Fall/ Winter – Hot Stew and hearty foods rich with root vegetables.

Springtime: Mother Nature smiles in the Spring. The first springtime crops are sold when the farmer’s markets open in the springtime, including Purple cabbage, Peas, Potatoes and many colorful varieties.

Always choose Organic.

Such as herbs in place of pre-made or pre-processed spices.

Here is a tip:

Flavor your oils with your favorite herbs – Always exercise caution when working with oils.

In a saucepan pour 2 cups of Vegetable Oil and add in your favorite herb (like Rosemary).
Set the stove setting to Medium-Low to blend in the flavors.
Cool your flavored oil and pour it into a favorite glass jar. Get creative; this can be used as a base recipe to create other oils.

Here is a tip on Oils:
The best Ayurvedic oil to use for cooking is Sesame Oil because of its natural health benefits, and it is easier to digest and metabolize in the liver. Sesame is a versatile oil that can also be used in salad dressings and a variety of dishes. Second Oil suggestion is Olive Oil.


Here is a gentle nudge that your body wants her Pure Clean Water back in her system to keep our healthy weight and to keep our cells humming away and to get rid of toxins. Start your day with a warm glass of water with a squeeze of half a lemon. Warm water is very detoxifying, especially after the cleansing that happens when we sleep.

Scan Your Body:
We can scan our bodies energetically with our hands to see where a boost of positive healing energy is needed before significant damage and medical complications happen.

Sleep –

If you had a magic wand, how many hours of sleep would you want to have each night? Our bodies detoxify during sleep, and therefore sleep cannot be optional because if you are not sleeping enough – your body pays the price. Sleep is super critical in maintaining a healthy immune system; therefore, it is essential to get a good night’s sleep.

Goddess Mantra for a Beautiful Body
I AM Strong
I AM Wonderful
I AM Beautiful
I AM Powerful
I AM Lovable
I AM Fabulous
I AM All THAT and more
I Love and accept myself just as I AM

Peace and Love to you all, my fellow Goddesses.

July 17, 2018No comments, , , , , , , affirmations | body | healthy eating | mind | sacred goddess | Soul | Spirit
Exploring the Chatty Mind

The Chatty Mind can sometimes throw off our day.

Waking up in the morning, there are times when I am just not able to ‘shut’ my brain chatter. I’m sure you’ve experienced this as well. I have figured out why this happens and it starts the day before. ~~

Did you forget to clear your psychic centers and your Auric field – did you forget to bring your centers back to normal?
I must admit that I sometimes do forget to do these basics before I leave the office. Not a good practice because I end up paying the consequences. So I have made it a point to call on my Guides to assist me in clearing myself from the excess energies that could bog me down.

We live in a super busy world and whether its work, kids, or body aches and pains, our minds are always busy.

If you’re in your office all day seeing clients, that will wear you down because our minds process thoughts and ideas and then translate these into feelings and emotions. Our senses are alert, they are constantly receiving information.

Here are a few ways to help calm the mind:

Step away – from whatever it is you’re about to do.
Come into your body – means Presence through the breath, do some stretches
Be out in Nature – rain or shine
Honor that little child – and this means PLAY!
Movement – be silly, watch a funny movie
Another tip is Meditation:
I know the word Meditation can make some people cringe and they may have the perception of monks and chanting. We won’t go there…

My morning routine starts with a japa Mantra – I place my right hand on my chest and my left hand on my abdomen-as simple as that.

Morning Japa
Japa is a Sanskrit word which means repetitive repetition of a mantra or affirmation.
Here is a quick Japa for you – Take a few deep breaths and say this affirmation for about 7 minutes

“I AM Love”

You are affirming that you come from Divine Source as you are Love.

Supporting the Mind by eating healthy ~ Food brings us back to the body and being diligent about eating healthy helps boost mental clarity and calms the chatty mind.

Daily Boost to help Support the Mind:
1 Cup Almond Milk
Berry mix
1 Ripe Banana
1 Tsp. Spirulina
1 TBSP. Turbinado or Palm Sugar
Yogurt (option for non-vegan)
Add all ingredients in a Blender and pulse and add more almond Milk until desired consistency.

Veggie Lavash Wrap:

2 Sheets Lavash
Red Onions
Alfalfa Sprouts
A Pinch of Salt and Pepper

Take one Lavash, spread Hummus and then layer ingredients starting with Lettuce. Repeat the same process.

Thank you for reading my blog and remember love and honor yourself always.
Sat Nam and Many Blessings

July 10, 2018No comments, , , , , Blog | center | chatty mind | focus | meditation | mindfulness | Soul | veggie | whole health
Your Brain on Spirit

Change in our lives is inevitable. We are designed to learn and grow. It’s in our Soul’s DNA. Every decade we live brings in a new way of approaching life. Accumulated life experiences, developing skills, losses in our lives, inner desires speak to us, tell us to stretch. We can go numb with boredom if we don’t learn and grow. Sometimes the growth we look for looks the same, our minds reach for the same themes, something familiar only a little different.

You know you need change when:

  • you react to things in ways that aren’t really “you”.
  • When the aggravation and pain won’t stop.
  • When you are constantly angry.
  • When you feel something isn’t quite right.
  • When you see same problem and use the same solution because don’t know what else to do.

It is now time to look at what is pulling at your life. What is keeping you up at night? How are you resolving your upsets? What is pulling at you?

The challenge is:

Our spirits and souls challenge us to grow and learn constantly AND our brains constantly bring us back to what we already know and perceive. This can be a yo-yo of moving forward and staying stuck.

To expand your consciousness you must make a bridge of perception. Somehow you need to open your awareness and open your receptors to observe, learn and “train” your brain to expand what it perceives as a priority. A strong spiritual practice will do that for you.

The foundation of a healthy, flexible and aware mind is based in three things:

  • Your perceptions and beliefs, they are ingrained in you as a reaction and may not be based in truth-hence the belief: “that’s the way I always did it.”
  • Strong spiritual foundation and practice of a connection to higher power through prayer and meditation
  • Inner work with yourself, your emotions. Have the courage to see your inner shadow self and the courage to listen to your higher heart and Soul conscious self.


Perceptions are keeping you from realizing the truth of life.

Tons of information bombards us everyday, every moment, but your brain only takes in a small portion of it. 100 billion bytes of information surround you in any given moment. Your brain can only process 0.01 percent of that information. Your brain has already been trained in what to choose to perceive. A long time ago you somehow communicated conditions and preferences to your brain. You told your brain what is important to you to see, know and experience.

So back to the billions of bytes of info: Once your brain vets the information, and processes it through the personal preference guidelines, your brain then feeds you only a small portion of that information that surrounds you. This is so you don’t get overwhelmed. That is why something can be right in front of your nose and you DON’T SEE IT.

Self-awareness influences what we see and perceive. Our old Perceptions in our brains don’t show us all there is to see. Our brains pick out what info is important to us and then prioritize the information to our consciousness. The more active we are in being in tune and aware of our body language and signals, our intuitions and higher guidance, the more flexible and aware our brain and neurons will be.

Meditation adds flexibility to our minds. Meditation builds new neural pathways to the more positive parts of your brain, away from the fearful and self-focused “me”, less flexible parts of our brain. Meditation also connects you to your sub-conscious, higher power of your Soul.

Your Soul is connected to the Akashic Records containing all the information in the Universe. Your Soul has no problem perceiving this boatload of information. Your Soul knows what you need to grow and prosper. Your heart and Soul know much more that your brain knows.

Working with a practitioner who works in the Akashic Records can help you expand your self-awareness. Only Love is spoken from the Akashic field of energy. Old soul contracts and beliefs can skew your perceptions about life. With guided help you can clear your old contracts, open up your mind and heart to perceive the gifts the universe has to offer you. Those gifts are RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU, RIGHT NOW.

Nancy Smith of Angelscapes is a nationally known medium, spirit artist, author, teacher and illustrator. Please link here for more information on how to contact Nancy: Nancy Smith

June 18, 2018No comments, , , , , , , , , akasha | Akashic Records | angelscapes | awareness | beliefs | best american psychics | brain | change | Consciousness | higher self | meditation | mindfulness | nancy smith | perception | Soul | Spirit | Spiritual | truth
Death, Grief, & the Medium

A few whiles ago a dear friend and neighbor returned home after a long couple weeks away. Her mother came to the end of a long terminal illness. My friend packed up her children and traveled hours to be with her mother at this final stage of her moms’ life. Now that she had returned home my friend was exhausted. She came to me asking for books and ideas for her children to understand what happens after death. She felt they needed some guidance to help them process their grandmother’s passing.

As we talked, it became apparent it was my friend who needed the help most of all. She tearfully described her mother’s fear and pain and anguish as she moved closer to her passing. Her mom didn’t understand, or accept what was going to happen and couldn’t be comforted. My friend grieved the loss of her mother. More powerful than that, she felt a profound loss and helplessness because she wasn’t able to comfort her dying mother. As we talked she began to realize the gifts that she and her mother shared in that very difficult time.

The most common question asked of a medium is “Are they ok now?” My friend’s experience raised a question in my heart: “Can we learn to be ok before passing to spirit?”

Our current culture doesn’t have a terrifically profound way of teaching us about death as part of life. In this hi-tech medical age we strive to live at all costs. One thing we all know for sure, but haven’t come to terms with is that when we are born, we are certain to die. Physical life does come to an end. As Bugs Bunny put it: “Ain’t none of us gettin’ outta here alive.”

A Swiss – American psychiatrist and pioneer in near-death studies named Elisabeth Kubler-Ross made an incredible breakthrough by studying people who were terminally ill. She wrote a ground breaking book called On Death and Dying. In her book she discusses her discovery of the 5 stages of death and grief. The stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. She presented a compassionate and higher conscious awareness of the death and dying process.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross mentored a student, David Kessler, who continues her work today. In his book Visions, Trips and Crowded Rooms he speaks about another stage of death that we, as mediums, know all so well. This book is a series of events witnessed by end of life care-takers. This book talks about the visions, the unique preparations, and the visitations from spirit that those who are dying often experience.

Our own discomfort about death can make it difficult or impossible to talk with our dying loved ones. This can be magnified when you have painful history with your dying loved one. Speak from the heart to your loved ones, even if it seems they can’t hear you, they can. It is those words of love that are remembered on the spirit side. I often hear them repeated back to a loved one through a medium session later on.

Often times our minds and cultural and psychological conditioning get in the way of this wisdom. We all know our minds can be a source of tremendous fear. When you are an end-of-life caretaker, listen to your loved one, encourage them to talk. Believe what they tell you, even if you can’t see or feel it yourself. Encourage them to express fears and anxieties. Sometimes the pain of the terminal illness triggers deep emotional reactions that can push people away. Compassion is the key. Stay the course with your loved ones. As a medium I have often brought through the message from loved ones in spirit: “I couldn’t say it, but I am so glad you were there.”

The Gifts of Dying I have heard over and over family members and friends minimizing the flights of fancy their loved ones experience during end of life care. These flights of fancy are the Soul’s preparation to move to his or her new home and new state of being. Allowing the dying to be heard, listening to them with an open mind and heart, is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. And possibly what they say is the greatest gift they give to us. Our heart and Soul know where we are going, that deep wisdom part of us knows how to prepare for our transition. Kubler-Ross explained that showing our loved ones how to die is that last great gift we give in life.

If you are deep in grief and need more learning and support go to David Kessler’s website

You can also contact the many mediums and readers here on the BAP site to reconnect with loved ones to help you with your grief.

Nancy Smith of Angelscapes is a nationally known medium, spirit artist, author, teacher and illustrator. Please link here for more information on how to contact Nancy: Nancy Smith

June 4, 2018No comments, , , , , afterlife | death | dying | end of life | family | Fear | Grief | grieving | Medium | Mediumship | Psychic | Spirit