Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Pope and Giving

comtempmother Watching Pope Francis being greeted by thousands of people and listening to a few of his talks, has stirred up a few memories. In his speech before Congress he mentioned Dorothy Day. She was a radical Catholic who created non-church supported soup kitchens and shelters for the poor, called the Catholic Worker. Along with her devotion to the disenfranchised and castaways of society, she was also a passionate protester, speaking out against, war and many political policies and practices.
Years ago, I lived and worked at the Catholic Worker Tivoli farm. (It is a long and zany story of how I came to be there and will share on another blog post. I also wrote about this in my book The Miracle Workers Handbook.) Tivoli was a working farm that supplied the soup kitchens with food grown on the farm in the summer months. I often went to the New York City shelters during the summer to drop off fresh vegetables. This is where I met Dorothy. Even in her eighties, she lived in the homeless women’s shelter and ate many of her meals in the dining room among the destitute women.
In those days I was devoted to helping and serving the poorest of the poor. Many of the long term aged homeless men and women who had been living in the streets of the city for years, went to the Tivoli farm in upstate New York to live out their remaining time in peace and safety. I loved the people and the work at the farm. Yet, it was not always easy. Most of the people living there were physically, mentally and emotionally challenged and ill. There were several other volunteers like myself, but most of the people who lived there were not able to work. I eventually moved to the San Jose, Ca. Catholic Worker to work at the inner city soup kitchen and homeless shelter there.
During my years of volunteer service, I was psychic and often saw and communicated with those on the other side. Yet, I had no interest or intention of becoming a professional psychic. I rarely talked about my intuitive sensitivities and gifts and instead focused on the practical day to day needs of people living on the streets. I thought this was my purpose. But, as it usually goes, there was a different plan for my life.
Although I had no strong interest in being Catholic, I loved reading books about the saints, especially women saints. Many lived incredible lives, complete with visions and extraordinary and supernatural gifts. Although I had no aspirations or illusions that I had much in common with the saints, what I read helped to put into a better context what I was experiencing. I realized that psychic and intuitive communication could be a way that the divine speaks to us and though us. Sharing love and guidance from the spirit realm, I slowly realized, might also be an important form of service.
As my psychic ability took on a life force of its own, I made peace with this gift and realized that perhaps, this was my calling. Although providing for the poor, sick and disenfranchised in tangible ways is an essential and blessed path, there are many ways to give and serve. Loneliness, grief, confusion and depression and anxiety have their own suffering. No one really knows the depths of despair that another may be going through or the light and love that is housed within their spirit. Maybe only a higher spiritual presence and power knows who we really are.
Joy comes through heartfelt giving and love can be expressed in limitless ways.

You Are Never Alone

images (2)Change is never easy. Yet, it never ends. Sometimes we embrace it and other times we fear and deny that it is happening. I have recently had several friends leave my life. A few have moved, one died and another’s life has become busy and moved her in a different direction. Of course, I am a frustrating friend to have. I fully admit that at times I can be a challenge. I think with me it is feast or famine. When someone is in my life, they are in my life. I willingly open all that I have, my heart, soul and presence. Then new ideas come, I focus on my clients and so often seek the refuge of solitude to recharge and balance. Friends and family who know me well, have come to understand my need for alone time.

I was recently walking my dogs in the early morning pre-dawn, no one is outdoors and I love watching the sun come up. Enjoying my alone time, I realized the obvious. We are never alone. I have gotten so used to the constant hum and back and forth of inner communication with the spirit realm, I forgot that I am never really alone. I don’t think any one of us is.
We are all stuck together in a web of energy. I imagine us like the sea. We move and flow with one another as one. Yet we are also just little drops of energy, that can appear to separate from the whole.

There is no place to go that spirit is not. This is an overwhelming gift, even if we are not aware of it. Being with your loved ones on the other side, your spirit guides and angels is a soft cushion of support and love. Spirit opens up space for us. It doesn’t crowd us in. It is a wonderful way to be. We are not held together by need or by superficial and shallow expectations, like we sometimes find in the human realm. This is all love and a different way of being.That we do not always take advantage of. Spirit has your back and is ready to roll out the red carpet of guidance and love. Just open the door.

http://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Medium-Abilities-Communicate/dp/0738737925

Q & A –Me and Medical Intuition

Develop You Medical Intuition
is being translated into Danish.
Here is an excerpt from an Interview I did with the Danish publisher for their catalog.

1) What does it mean to be a medical intuitive?
Simply stated a medical intuitive is able to become aware of physical/mental/emotional and spiritual health energy information without reliance on external sources.

2) How did you develop your own intuitive skills?
I was fortunate to have people in my life who supported my intuitive development and allowed me to practice and go through the inevitable trial and error process. This was also the case in developing medical intuition. Already a professional intuitive for many years, I become involved with the Duke University Integrative Medicine program during its early formation stage. I worked along side medical professionals who were interested in researching and developing medical intuition as a tool for assessing health.

3) Is it always possible to find an energetic reason for illness? Even the slightest cold?
There are many causes and factors that lead to illness. Most health dysfunctions are a combination of physical, mental, spiritual and emotional imbalances and issues. For instance, repressed emotional grief may lower your immune system and make you more susceptible to the virus that causes a cold.
4) Does it require special skills to begin with to get started working and developing one’s medical intuition?
The body is wise and communicative. For instance, pain and discomfort are common ways that our body alerts us to problems. Everyone can learn how to listen more deeply and recognize the body’s subtle and at times not so subtle, messages.

5) Could you give three good advices in regard to developing bodily intelligence and learning how to listen to the body’s signals? And what is the most important?
Take back your power to create good health and wellness. Relax, breathe and move your awareness through your body, becoming alert to any tension, tightness or stress. Pause and ask questions of these areas. Energy responds to your requests through spontaneous intuitive, thoughts, feelings, sensations, dreams and even synchronisities.
Most importantly become aware of how your intuition already naturally surfaces. I identify the four basic types in the book. This is your most trustworthy avenue through which to accurately tune into the messages your body sends you.

http://www.amazon.com/Develop-Your-Medical-Intuition-Well-Being/dp/0738742015
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