Early this morning, I took my kids to the park. Our neighbor's teenage cat was outside our house as usual, ready to gather some cuddles or run inside. He likes to sit on our fence, hiding behind tree branches in hopes of catching the squirrels that run our fence with tree nuts.
We've been having some gorgeous weather lately, and fall is looking pretty brilliant around here in the Northwest.
Fall is one of my favorite times of year (spring being my other favorite). The air, the sunlight, the colors... and of course the reminder of death being apart of life. To mediums, death doesn't feel so final. In this work, I am blessed to experience the joy and beauty that is the other side. Almost every spirit I talk to will emphasize just how present they still are in our lives. They will bring up something going on in your life presently to show that they know and are still there with you even though they might not have a body anymore. Or they might bring up ways in which they send you signs of their presence still.
However, this knowledge does not mean that mediums aren't hit by deep grief and mourning when our own loved ones pass. But it does give comfort.
Friday evening, our car broke down again, right before a very busy weekend. Luckily I have some very nice students, one of whom was going to several of my events this weekend and could give me a ride. (I am forever grateful to you, Libbey)
Saturday was the second class of my 4-week Animal Communication course. My students started off with an exercise of connecting on their own to a horse.
In between exercises, Roy came over for a snuggle with some of my students.
They got to work with several different animals, including several horses in person, and each others' pets across a distance.
Sunday I did another audience reading event, with my friend and colleague psychic medium Anna Blossom Cohen.
This is a low-cost event that we do once a month in Portland. Any proceeds from these events go to a local charity at the end of the year. We still have to choose which one, but our candidates are: Big Brothers Big Sister Columbia Northwest, Intergenerational Outreach Choir, and Raphael House.
We usually do this event with Medium Joshua John, but he was sick yesterday and couldn't make it. I think Anna and I managed amazingly well, with the help of spirit and with Libbey's help to set up, keep time, and take photos.
At an audience reading event like this, one of the mediums will stand up and connect to the audience's loved ones on the other side. As a medium, I open myself up to the other side, and will receive information from those spirits through images in my mind's eye, words in my head, feelings in my body, and sometimes just a knowing.
There aren't many clear photos of us from the event, mainly because we like to move around a lot while doing the readings. I find that walking or moving helps the energy flow a little easier.
I connected to a variety of spirits throughout the event. Someone's father. Someone's daughter. Someone's friend. Someone's uncle. Two different brothers, both who had committed suicide. One of the brothers came through exceptionally clear. Sometimes I will see this misconception about people who have committed suicide, that they somehow have trouble coming through when connecting to a medium. I have never really found this to be the case.
I think this photo above is right after a spirit showed me the image of a giant camel in reference to always smoking camel cigarettes. I always get the bizarre images. There is usually a lot of tears and a lot of laughter at these events, as some spirits have a good sense of humor on the other side and it shows in the type of information they bring through.
At the very end, Anna and I tried to do what's called double-linking. This is where two mediums connect to the same spirit. I find it so helpful and fun to work with another medium, as one can help the other along if one gets stuck, or fill out some of the information. We can complete each-other's readings, in a sense.
Sunday morning I felt a cold coming on, but decided to power through it. During the event I felt a little better, but today I am exceptionally drained (hence the lateness of this post). Hoping for a speedy recovery for myself. I hope you all have a lovely week. I will be relaxing with plenty of herbal tea.
Welcome! I am a 30-something Medium and Animal Communicator. I am originally from Norway, but am currently living in Oregon, USA. This blog is to give you some insight into my life and work, as well as share tips, and some of my photography. Enjoy!