Yearly Archives: 2016

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Attempting to micromanage God

I pray all day. I pray for: the traffic light to stay green a good night’s sleep the grocery store lines to be short and the people around me to be civil. Could I be any more pious? A few weeks ago, I realized I’d been cloaking my arrogance as prayer. I’d been trying [...]

By |2017-02-24T09:00:35+00:00December 21st, 2016|A Reluctant Spirit, Spirituality/Christianity|6 Comments

Release the guilt, accept the love

One of the most detrimental emotions we can rigidly cling to after a loved one crosses over is guilt: over what we didn’t do, what we did do or what we thought during those last moments together. And, while this post focuses on the deep regret we feel after someone has passed away, any [...]

Spirits and angels are around you all the time. Claim your privacy.

One of the first “eeew” moments I experienced after my spirit encounters at the Goldfield Hotel was realizing energies are around us all the time, even when we feel we’re alone. The concept of entities spying on me completely unnerved me. Of course, my thoughts went to the times I’m in the bathroom. Gross! A [...]

Thank you

You may not realize the contributions you make to my life, but you’ve touched me. I appreciate you for one or more of the reasons listed below: Thank you for Civilly disagreeing with me as you help me to better understand your perspective Sharing your diverse beliefs—spiritual and cultural—that allow me to see the humanity [...]

By |2016-11-23T09:01:59+00:00November 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Replaying old experiences places obstacles in our way

Everyone has an aspect of their life that presents hurdles to moving forward. It may be difficulty in maintaining healthy relationships, achieving financial stability or attaining professional success. For me—as my regular readers know—it’s holding onto consistent physical wellness. These trials present opportunities to grow personally and spiritually. That is if we’re open to them. [...]

By |2016-11-16T04:43:42+00:00November 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Facing the ghosts of fear: Acceptance leads to empowerment

It’s an October evening in Southwest Harbor, Maine, and it’s surprisingly warm. We’re staying in a cottage on the grounds of the historic Claremont Hotel that closed for the season three days earlier. Only seven of us guests, scattered throughout a handful of houses, remain at the spacious facility, which opened in 1884. I step [...]

By |2016-11-09T04:35:26+00:00November 9th, 2016|Intuition/Psychic Ability, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Handling the energies around you, part II

See last week’s post on “Handling the energies around you.” Prevent intentional/unintentional energy vampires from impacting you People may or may not know they’re draining you. Some are going through difficult times and all they see is that they feel better when they’re around you. When you’re aware someone is siphoning your energy, imagine a [...]

Handling the energies of people around you, part I

A few weeks ago, I wrote about protection from unseen entities, especially when investigating the paranormal. What I need more help with, though, is preserving my own energy from the people—both those I know and strangers—whom I encounter in my daily life. If you are sensitive, chances are that you don’t like large groups. The [...]

The power of intent drives your day, your life

Our state of mind and the thoughts we dwell on impact our actions and the people around us. I’ve found that implementing a daily practice of setting intentions charges my environment with positivity, helping me spend more time living in the light than in the darkness. Photo by Mihai Tilinca, freestockimages.com Examples of [...]