PENNIES, FEATHERS AND HUGS
I once had a client who believed her husband, Jim, who had passed into spirit six months previously, had returned to Earth as a cat. Delores got this idea because several times while sitting in her backyard garden, thinking about how much she missed her partner of thirty-one years, a fluffy white cat had walked by. In fact, once the cat had stopped and looked at Delores, meowed once, then scampered off. While I do believe in reincarnation, I gently explained to Delores that I didn’t think her husband became the cat – instead, his spirit influenced the cat to pass by when she was remembering him. “It was Jim’s way of saying hi, and letting you know he’s thinking of you, too.” Then I told her some of the many ways our loved ones in spirit show us that they’re still around.
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I MIGHT HAVE KNOWN HIM
Now that spring is here and the air is scented with the aromas of lavender and roses, I like to schedule my sessions so I can take a break here and there to walk through the neighbourhood. What a wonderful way to clear my head. I’m not a sun worshipper – in fact, my fair skin burns too easily – but I do enjoy the feel of the breeze in my hair. There’s an elementary school nearby; sometimes, I hear the manic sounds of kidlets blowing off energy during recess. And as I meander down tree-lined streets, I occasionally glance at a house, as if there’s some connection between me and that house, or someone living there. And for a moment, I stop and wonder…
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ANOTHER HAUNTED HOTEL ROOM
We’ve just made our reservations at the Maplewood Hotel in Lily Dale, New York. Thankfully, we were able to secure lodgings in Room 6, our favourite room. Judy, the hotel manager, noted that lots of people have been requesting that room, and I had to smile. I wrote about the ghostly happenings in Room 6 in my book Compassionate Messenger: True Stories From A Psychic Medium, and I guess readers are eager to experience a haunted hotel room for themselves. Well, if you’re one of the unlucky people who couldn’t get a reservation for Room 6, don’t fret: Room 42 is just as haunted.
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Imagine this: Someone special – perhaps an old friend or loved one you haven’t heard from in years – has stopped by to visit. This person has come from far away, and spent lots of effort to travel and contact you. He or she appears at your front door and knocks loudly, waits patiently, but gets no answer. Where are you? This person can see lights on in your house, and just knows you’re home. Why won’t you answer? Frustrated and a little disappointed, your special visitor eventually leaves – with the hope that later, you’ll recognize that he/she has been here. Sound familiar? This is what spirit experiences when it cannot connect with someone on the Earth plane. And that’s when my job gets tough.
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When the spirit of my client’s father came through, he spoke of his regrets. My client, Doreen, a woman with two grown children and a successful law practice, had hoped to reconnect with her father, who had been emotionally distant when he was alive. Of course, what she wanted to hear most was for him to say “I love you.” Instead, he came bearing the energy of sorrow. I did so much want to give Doreen positive words of encouragement – what I sensed this dynamic lady was looking for – but I have to be truthful, and give only what I get from spirit people. After Doreen left my office, I felt bad that her father had gone to his grave with so much unfinished business. And then I remembered an article I had recently read: a nurse who has worked in palliative care for many years noted “The Top Five Regrets People Make on Their Deathbed.”
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