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.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Developing Your Psychic Abilities- Part 3: Chakras

This is actually just a cursory look at the chakras, even if the article seems a little on the long side. If you're interested mainly in ways to take care of them, there are processes below.

Chakras are energy centers located throughout the body. They are bridges between our energy body and physical body, and also between us and Spirit. Each chakra is connected, by a fine thread of light or energy, to each of the other chakras and also to all other living things. All of creation is a web of energy, and our chakras are our points of connection to that web.

Although there are many chakras in your body, there are 7 main ones that are often talked about, and they are located more or less as you see in the illustration. They are traditionally numbered 1 to 7, with 1 being between your legs, “pointed” at the Earth, and 7 being at the crown of your head.

Each chakra performs a range of functions for you, and there are many places where you can read about that, so I’m going to mention each one only briefly. Even though we say “this chakra is associated with so-and-so,” the fact is they are connected to each other, their functions blend, and they depend on each other.
            The first chakra, also called the root chakra, is associated with survival. It connects you to the Earth, your ultimate source of support.
            The second chakra is located about midway between the navel and pubic bone and is associated with sexuality and creativity.
            The third chakra is located between the sternum and navel and is associated with your personal power (or lack thereof).
            The fourth chakra, the heart chakra, is located midway in the chakras, and is sort of their “hub:” if it isn’t working well, none of the chakras will function perfectly.
            The fifth chakra, the throat chakra, is associated with voice and expression. Because it is connected with how you express yourself in the world, it also has to do with manifesting.
            The sixth chakra, sometimes called the Third Eye, is located between and slightly above the eyes. It’s associated with knowledge and the ability to “see” things that aren’t normally seen, hence its traditional association with psychic abilities.
            The seventh chakra, the crown chakra, is one of your main connection points with Spirit and a major route for channeling energy for healing and also for channeling information.

Because of the important role they play in our lives, it’s important that the chakras be kept “clean” and functioning properly.  There are all manner of things that can block or interfere with the functioning of a chakra. Things like negativity, unhappiness, or our reactions to daily life can have a negative effect on our chakras. But the chakras are also affected by major events that shape our lives, whether trauma from childhood or life-altering experiences later on. So it’s very common to have chakras that aren’t in optimal shape. For healing the effects of major life influences, it’s a good idea to seek out someone who’s knowledgeable about doing it, but it’s also true that there are simple things you can do for yourself to help your chakras. It’s kind of like your teeth: Sometimes you need to go to the dentist, but flossing and brushing at home is still a really good idea.

So what sorts of things can you do to help keep your chakras functioning properly?

Smudging, which I talked about here.

Visualizations. You can do these sitting, standing, or lying down; it really doesn’t matter. Starting at either the top or bottom of your body, visualize each chakra as a circle of colored light that goes all the way through your body from front to back (so sort of a “tunnel” of colored light). The size really doesn’t matter; bigger isn’t better. If it seems that there are dark specks or spots in the chakra, or anything except pure color, imagine yourself picking the spots out and getting rid of them. When you can see the chakra as pure clean color, just hold that image for a minute or so, then go on to the next chakra. The colors that are generally associated with the chakras are:
1st chakra: red
2nd chakra: orange
3rd chakra: yellow
4th chakra: green
5th chakra: “electric” blue
6th chakra: indigo blue
7th chakra: violet

Chakra mantras. There is a mantra, or sound, associated with each chakra. Reciting these mantras will help to get your chakras balanced and aligned. The mantras for chakras 1-6 rhyme with the name “Tom.” Be sure that you don’t drop the final “m” when saying the mantra; pronounce it fully. The mantras are:
1st chakra: Lam
2nd chakra: Vam
3rd chakra: Ram
4th chakra: Yam
5th chakra: Ham
The mantra for the 6th chakra is the familiar “Om.
For the 7th chakra, I like to chant Om Mani Padme Hum.

Some people like to recite each mantra 3 times, others say 9 times. I start with the 1st chakra and say each one 3 times before moving on to the next. You may be able to feel the chakra “vibrate” when you say (or even think) the mantra. When I first started using these mantras, I lost the paper telling me which mantra went with which chakra, and I was able to tell which was which by the feeling in the chakras as I said the mantras.

If you’re interested in doing psychic work, it’s important to keep your chakras as healthy as possible. These practices are a good step in that direction.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Working inside a copper pyramid

I had a chance yesterday to sit in a copper pyramid, and it was impressive!

I first read about copper pyramids over 20 years ago and the claims they made about them sounded pretty interesting. But it was sort of a how-to-build-it book and there wasn't anything about somebody who was actually doing it, and that was long before the internet. I even built a desktop-sized model that was actually a cube with a pyramid top. It was about 15" tall overall and was made of copper tubing. Couldn't exactly sit inside it! So when I saw pictures of Dichro Glassman sitting inside his beautiful wood-and-copper pyramid on facebook, and saw that it was in the Asheville area, my first question was, "Can we see it?"

Well, ask and you shall receive! That was only 4 days ago and as luck (or fate) would have it, yesterday I got my first chance to sit inside of a copper pyramid!

As soon as I climbed in, I could feel the energy. I was left alone to spend a little time there so the first thing I did was lie down with my head to the north. It was very relaxing and pretty soon I realized I was softly chanting. Now, chanting or toning is something I often do when I'm doing healing work; I don't know where it comes from (other than Spirit), it just presents itself and I allow it to come out. In this case, I was already doing it before I became aware that I was doing it. That's a first! After a while I sat up in the center of the pyramid, and the energy started running through my crown chakra. It was very impressive.

Later Steve (Dichro Glassman) put some music on (there are speakers in the four corners of the pyramid) and I lay down again. With the music playing, it was even more relaxing, and I felt compelled to go into the chanting again. It was a very pleasant, soothing experience and I could have stayed there for a long time. I can see the pyramid being a wonderful place for meditation or for healing work. And we're already planning on doing some psychic readings inside the pyramid; that should be interesting!

So, after 20 or so years, my first experience with a copper pyramid was worth the wait! There's a lot of powerful energy there, and I'm looking forward to working (and playing) with it again. Thanks a lot, Dichro Glassman!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Developing Your Psychic Abilities- Part 2: Learning to Feel Energy

In this post I'm going to talk about learning to feel energy.

When doing psychic work it’s common to feel energy in various places throughout your body: 
  • When channeling Spirit, you can feel the energy coming into your crown chakra. 
  • When channeling energy for healing, you feel that coming in, possibly through your crown or your heart, and coming out your hands usually. 
  • When clearing a space, it’s the energy that you feel that lets you know what and where there are things that need attention. 
  • When doing healing or clearing on a person, it’s common to feel energy in parts of your body that correspond to parts of the other person’s body that need work.

So it’s good to be familiar with what energy feels like if you want to do these kinds of things because what you feel tells you what’s going on or what you need to do.  The more experienced you are with it the more you can channel, and the easier it is.

I mentioned chakras. Chakras are the bridges between our physical body and energy body and also between us and spirit so it’s important that they work well. I’m going to cover more about chakras in future posts but for now I’m just going to talk about simply getting familiar with what energy feels like.

The simplest way to learn to feel energy is with your hands, and the simplest way to tell you how to do this is to just show you. As you see in the video, you simply hold your hands a foot or less apart, and move them slowly closer together and further apart. As you move them, focus on what you feel in your hands. You’re looking for the spot at which you feel what most people describe as the feeling of moving two magnets together: a sort of push-pull. This is the energy of your body; your body’s energy field.

Once you feel this the first time, it’s easy after that and there are little things you can do to help you get more familiar with it.
  • You’ll find that you can easily increase the distance and get your hands further and further apart while still feeling the energy.
  • You might find it interesting to do this while a friend holds their hand between yours, and see what each of you feels.
  • You can do it with a friend, where you kind of play patty-cake but instead of patting your hands together, you each feel the energy of the other’s hands.

 Well that’s all for now. I’ll probably be talking about chakras next time. As usual, if you have any questions, feel free to comment or email me.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Developing Your Psychic Abilities- Part 1: Get into the right state

This is the first of a series of posts on developing your psychic abilities. I plan to write about card reading, channeling energy, channeling Spirit, communicating with plants and animals, space clearing, and other things. I’m going to write as if you don’t have any experience at all with this type of work so, if you do, use my processes, or not, as you see fit. Also, I don’t have any specific order in mind for these posts, so if there’s something you’re particularly interested in seeing, drop me an email and I’ll see what I can do. (I won’t pass your email on to anybody else and I won’t use it to spam you.)

So let’s get right to it.

The first step in doing any kind of psychic work is to get into the right space: calm, quiet, receptive.  Since this is the first post in this series, the first thing I’m going to cover is my process for getting into that space. It’s a ritual I follow when I’m in my office; if I’m working in a different place or outdoors, I vary the process. With experience you learn what to do and when.

There are certain stones that are helpful for getting into the right space because they raise the frequency of your body. The higher your frequency, the more clearly you can receive energy or information when it comes to you. The stones I prefer are kyanite and sugilite. They both perform the same function; sometimes I feel like using one and sometimes I feel like using the other. You just hold them in your hand while you’re working. You can also wear them as jewelry, as long as they’re touching your skin.

The first step in my process is to smudge. Smudging is using smoke to clear your energy field and I’ve covered that here. My personal preference is to use white sage, although sometimes I use Palo Santo, which is a very fragrant wood. (If you come to my office for a reading, you won’t see me smudge, but that’s only because I’ve done it beforehand.)

The next step is getting quiet and still. Sit, get comfortable, relax heavily into your chair, with both feet flat on the ground, legs uncrossed. Put your hands in your lap; don’t cross your arms or fingers. Close your eyes, quiet your mind, breathe easily, and it may help to just observe your breathing. Once you’re used to it, it takes less than a minute to get into that space.

Doing these things will put you in the right energetic state for communicating with Spirit, and that’s what psychic work is. My next post will be out soon. In the meantime, feel free to ask me any questions that come up for you, and if you feel like dropping me a note I'd love to hear where you're reading this from.