I've been a professional psychic for over 30 years. I read cards, I channel information directly from Spirit, I communicate with people who have passed on. These are all ways that I get information from "the other side," the non-physical realm. I can also contact people who are still alive but not present, if they have information they can share.

In this blog I intend to share information about what I do so that people who might need my services can find out about me, and also to help people who are interested in doing similar work.

People often ask me how I got into this line of work, so here's my background in a nutshell:

As a small child, I was able to hold two-way conversations with plants and animals. Growing up, I often knew what other people were thinking and feeling, but I assumed that was normal and thought nothing of it. When I was 38 I met a professional psychic who taught me to read playing cards and urged me to share my gifts by offering psychic readings to the public. In the course of doing readings with the cards, I gradually found out that I could do other things like channel Spirit or communicate with the dead. Somewhere along the line I learned to work with other spirits or energies and do things like clear houses and other spaces. I'll be writing articles about each of these aspects of my work; if you get tired of waiting feel free to ask questions.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Your advantage for 2015.

A lot people will start off 2015 with a list of New Year's resolutions. That can be a good idea; it can help you realize what it is you want to accomplish as the year progresses.

Another good idea is to find out in advance what your year will look like, with a 12-month reading. A 12-month reading will give you a preview of the coming year in any areas that you're concerned about (love, money, health, whatever), or even in all areas. It will point out time frames to look forward to, or to be forewarned about so you can do something about them ahead of time.

Remember, your future isn't carved in stone; you create it as you go. If a reading tells you you've got smooth sailing ahead, great! But if it tells you the opposite, you can then work out an alternate plan to deal with the rough spots or maybe even avoid them altogether.

Call 828-298-1618 to schedule your appointment or for more information.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Talking with those who have died

I often get calls about people who have died. It’s usually from a family member or friend who wants to know how the person is doing. Usually they call several months after the death, and this can have an effect on the experience of contacting the person because, generally speaking, the longer someone’s been gone, the less interested they are in the life they just finished.

Compare these two contrasting experiences:

  • I had a client who wanted to talk to her daughter who had died 10 years previously. It took a while to make contact with her and when we finally did, the daughter was definitely annoyed. “What do you want? That was a long time ago.”

  • I helped a different woman whose uncle had been dead only a couple months. When we contacted him, he was very excited about the experiences he was having and was very busy in his process. But he was also pleased that his niece was checking up on him, so without stopping what he was doing, he looked in our direction and gave us a wave and a huge smile. It was like, “Don’t have time to chat, but thanks for coming by!” He was having too much fun to stop!

And this is a perfect illustration of how one person changes over time:

  • I contacted my father a year after he died. He didn't have much to say but still it was almost like talking to him before he died because he “felt” like the same person. But I contacted him again 2 years later and he was cold and indifferent; he was like a total stranger except that he knew who I was.

So here are some things you might find helpful if you’re interested in contacting someone who’s died.

When you contact someone who has been gone just a short time, they’re usually still interested in talking; they might be in shock, they might be having a ball, they might be very excited, they might be depressed, but they’re usually willing to talk. But after a certain amount of time has passed, if their process is going normally, they’re just really not interested anymore. There is no set "cut-off point," everybody's different, and it's something that happens gradually. But when you contact people who've been gone a long time, sometimes they’re politely tolerant, and sometimes they’re just short of rude. And it’s because they’re already involved in their next venture and the past is gone as far as they’re concerned. Dwelling on the past is a waste of time and energy (regardless whether you’re alive or dead) and people who are in the spirit realm are not inclined to do it.

There is a normal, more or less “standard” death process that most (not all) people go through after they die, and it can very roughly be described as “saying goodbye; reviewing your life; getting ready for your next life.”

  • The “saying goodbye” part is pretty much what it sounds like. You spend a short while visiting people and/or places you knew in your life, getting closure before leaving that life behind.
  • Reviewing your life” is also what it sounds like. You look back at every single thing you did in your life, and judge or grade yourself on how you did.
  • Getting ready for the next life” is a very long, complex, drawn-out process. Your focus at this time is on planning your next life, and the more your planning progresses, the less interest you have in the life and people you've left behind.

But some people do maintain an attachment to the physical plane for a long time after they die instead of going through the normal process, and without losing interest as time passes. There are two main reasons why someone might do that:

  • They’re lost or confused or afraid. Sometimes, for various reasons, people get confused or afraid during the dying process and they just can’t see or hear the beings that are there to help them. I have worked with clients whose deceased friend or relative was in a state like this, and we were able to help them move on into their appropriate after-death process.
  •  They've stayed here to help someone, a friend or relative, with their life. “Spirit guide” is a popular name for a spirit who does this. I have talked with spirit guides who were staying around the physical plane to help relatives they left behind, and it’s always a pleasant, interesting experience.

 If you have a desire or a need to contact someone who has died, or if you just want more info, please feel free to contact me.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Thanksgiving week special on readings

Special rates on readings the week of Thanksgiving. 

From Sunday November 23 through Wednesday November 26, 1-hour and 1/2-hour readings are 25% off. That means 1-hour readings are $60 and 1/2-hour readings are $30.
In my office or over the phone.

Call for your appointment. 828-298-1618

New look on my web site

My web site has received a much-needed facelift. Give it a look: www.psychicasheville.com

Some of the info has been published here, there's also a lot of info about Energy Clearing and Communicating with Nature.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thought for the Day

The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future.-- Eckhart Tolle

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Raising Your Frequency

The frequency of your body affects your ability to communicate with Spirit. Whenever you’re doing some type of psychic work, whether it be  channeling, card reading, pendulum work, whatever, or just wandering through the woods communing with nature spirits, the higher your frequency is, the clearer your connection to the spirit realm will be.

There are various ways to raise your frequency; one way is to chant over and over the name of Spirit, or your preferred term for Spirit: God, All That Is, Great Spirit, whatever resonates with you. You can also chant the name of any saint or other being who’s sacred to you. Of course, using this method to raise your frequency takes concentration so it isn’t ideal for when your mind needs to focus on something else.

A method that’s easy and doesn’t take any concentration is to use certain stones, such as kyanite or sugilite, which are my two favorites. If you’re not familiar with these stones, they’re fairly common and inexpensive. Kyanite is composed of layers, which makes it prone to flaking and coming apart, so it’s not a great choice for carrying in your pocket. The most common kyanite is blue with silvery-white streaks. Sugilite, on the other hand, is solid and very hard, so it’s excellent for carrying around, and is usually some kind of reddish-purple.

To work with these stones, all you have to do is hold one in your hand as you’re working or talking with Spirit. Just being in contact with it will raise your frequency and make for a better, clearer connection.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thought for the day

Thought for the day, inspired by a new friend: These very powerful mountains sometimes help us heal by twisting us like a wet rag and wringing our "stuff" out of us like dirty water!

Quick Tips- Clearing / Smudging

A clearing smudge is a great way to start your day. It's also a good idea when you've been sitting at the computer for a long time, or doing anything else that's stressful or unpleasant. When I've been working at my computer for too long, I get to feeling edgy and tense. (Okay, and crazy!) A short break for a little stretching, some quick movement, and a good smudge will sort of get the kinks out and help me feel ready to get back to it.

Don't know what smudging is or how to do it? Smudging is the process of clearing energy using  smoke from various herbs. Sage or sweetgrass are commonly used, and often in the form of a smudge stick, which is just a bundle of the herb. You can read about smudging to clear a living space here, and the process for clearing yourself is very simple: While standing, bend over and hold the smudge stick near your feet, then move it around your body in a spiral motion as you straighten up, ending with the smudge stick over your head. It's simple and quick and you don't need a lot of smoke; if the smoke alarm goes off you used too much.