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The Moon Is Our Mistress

moon cycles and espThe fundamental principle of the moon and its cycles is a good place to start developing your extrasensory perception. The first step is using the phases of the moon to your advantage. The “growing” moon (waxing) is a time for taking steps forward. The full moon is a celebration. The “fading” moon (waning) is best used as a time for making plans and taking care of little messes, be they emotional or as simple as housework.

Moon Phases Calendar –

When the moon is full, try sitting right there in the falling beams. It works because there is an inherent and unique glow to it. We all feel the mightiness of bright sunlight, but not many people (other than Wiccan practitioners) have taken the time to recognize and experience the force of moonlight. It is a perfect example of plain sight turning into more. Where to go from there is a matter of choice.

Complicated rituals using bowls of salt, water, and researched spell words are interesting, but do not place you in YOUR NOW. Your own personally created reactions will lead to natural responses that are more valuable to feeling other dimensions, which is accessing ESP in our own way. I am inspired to perform other tasks in a stream-of-consciousness way. Without question or foresight, I simply do whatever comes to mind by just letting go of any plans. I see and feel more.

This is not selfish. It’s the opposite; it leads to understanding beyond selfishness.

For instance, one time it made me want to buy white flowers, and I did the next morning. When I put the flowers in a vase, I sensed the goodness of the water that would keep them alive; I looked at the flowers’ construction, really looked, and at the same time called to mind that glow of moonlight that I’d seen. I realized it was not pure white like the flowers—it had hints of another sheer color, not one I’ve ever found before in the thousands of paint sample colors in stores. The color was in my mind’s eye and I recreated it in a split second as I prepared the flowers, sharing it with them. SHARING IT WITH THEM was not a thought, but a natural reaction to the connection between them and myself.

From my book Affair with the Divine:

“Paying attention to moon cycles is not for women only. In fact, when men practice it I think they will find themselves fulfilling a valuable agenda: getting to know the yin (nurturing) shadows alongside the yang (vigorous) essence. A psyche that balances both is the goal. Fear evaporates. Role models that constrain, tumble.”

In my next blog Letter from the Other Side, I want to write about the difference between Yin and Yang influences and how to use both together in your life.

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Letter from the Other Side

Grief and grieving are words most often applied to the death of a person, but it can be the loss of anything significant – an animal companion, a home, job, living location, even an object we loved.

books on grief and loss of spouseThere is no need to try brushing aside our concern for healing ourselves based on someone else’s standards because sadness does not have to do with thinking, it has to do with emotion. Because animals do not talk does not mean the impact of losing the animal’s presence and bond of love “should” be easier than losing a human companion. Actually, human conversation is mostly limited to thinking. How often will a person express deep emotion in a discussion? Not often which is why psych therapists suggest telling the person “how you feel” about his or her behavior.

I hope you will download my book “Affair with the Divine”. It’s a short book; about 100 pages so won’t take up a lot of your time. I wrote it as a journal telling the story of my personal trips (plural)- both psychic a/k/a other-dimensionally and actually travel to France and Italy- after my husband’s brain cancer diagnosis and his death. ~ Yes, it is about the physical disappearance of my significant other person, but I think it’s also about how hard it is to live with the awful sadness about anything missing from our lives.

My story is not a generalized approach to acceptance and healing. It is about what happened to me, with emphasis on the greater understanding of Life and Love that ESP can give us all. That’s why I say “physical disappearance” because you will read about my husband’s communication with me, as they say, from the Other Side, culminating in his standing in front of me as visible as anyone else. And he certainly did have things to tell me about the value of our loving time together. If you can open your mind to accept it, here’s how I describe the moment in my book. I was in a church in France for the first time.

“It was as though the other people there were water in a stream, and the two of us branches parting the flow. I stopped identifying with ‘thinking,’ ‘reality,’ ‘change’ and ‘time.’

Those concepts were the aspects that were unreal; the experience I was having was real.”

It’s not just me, of course. The concept that someone or something lives on after death has been expressed since history has been documented. There’s a well-known poem that is often attributed to the poet Emily Dickinson:

“And if I go, while you’re still here, know that I live on, vibrating to a different measure- behind a thin veil you cannot see through. I wait for the time when we can soar together again.”

I think the phrase “Grief walks in the door unexpectedly.” is true, and for me, so is saying that multi-dimensional assistance walks in with it especially when we face loss. We need to practice seeing the psychic energy around us because it may not arrive in a great big vision wearing wings.

Extra sensory perception came to me most often looking like an ordinary event at first glance. But I have learned to recognize the significant difference. If you have read this page to here, chances are you can learn the difference, too. Interested? Well then, read my book.

How to Fly on Automatic Pilot and Discover Happiness

I believe we can choose ways to become smarter and happier by adding what we can to the future, our own future and everyone and everything else’s. The hard part is helping ourselves do it.

automatic pilot mindfulnessMaybe this blog will Self Help you. I’m describing my own Other Side/Sixth Sense thoughts and experiences. I always do, because I think example is better than a lecture. I know what works for me. I do not know if it will work for you. It’s why my book, “Affair with the Divine” is a memoir. No one approach neatly carries over to anyone else’s happiness and success. How would I know what everyone’s life is like? Opportunities for learning and growth are right there in individual circumstances.

Reading this and my book will hopefully inform you that finding mind body and spirit wholeness is not about wishing for or manipulating the present or future because someone said it will. It is about seeking and embracing what already surrounds you, and allowing extrasensory perception to fill it up. Take my day today, for instance.

I have had a difficult week leading to today, Friday morning. I fought like a wet cat in order to manage it all. It didn’t work most of the time. I was impatient, angry, had insomnia, sent too many, too long business emails that sounded too personal. I finally had a good dream last night about being in a place, reacting to a visual announcement that “vibrations” were going up, and would lead to a more peaceful state of affairs. When I got up, I just knew that it was time to commit the day to letting it all happen, to letting my intuition guide me moment to moment. I drove to a store to buy what my iPhone Notes list told myself to buy, but I didn’t go in. Instead on automatic pilot, I went to another store next door.

The older woman who waited on me at first struck me as annoying, but within a few minutes I realized it was her sense of humor. I suggested she should do a standup comedy routine. I made her laugh. We got to talking about our animal companions through the years, not only what they looked like, but that both of us had to euthanize an aging and sick soul mate cat. I told her that my husband found mine, and they were very close until my husband died in 2003, and that a psychic I knew called me recently right after my cat died. The psychic had channeled a message from my husband who wanted me to know that the cat was wonderful, and to thank me. The woman understood and said it gave her “chills”. As I left with better items than I would have found in the original store, I told her truthfully that it had been a pleasure meeting her, and she said the same to me. It wasn’t the first time this kind of thing has happened to me. You can read about the other times in my ebook.

My point?

Try visiting a place that you haven’t thought about going to. It is important to go alone. I merely remind you of this. It is the “artist’s date” idea of author Julia Cameron, who details the benefits of the activity in her book “The Artist’s Way”. You could find magical connections. I do.

Self Improvement Ideas You Have Never Thought About

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Ideas for Self Improvement: Letters from the Other Side Exercise #4

Yin Yang

Get to feel the entire you. As I wrote before, avoid looking in the mirror when you don’t have to for a couple of days because it will help you put aside your day-to-day personality for a short while.

Recap: previous blog pages about:

Self-help Suggestions for Enhancing your Life – Exercise #1

Is Meditation Lame? – Exercise #2

Find a good time to take slow deep breaths for a few minutes. Quite soon, floating in free space sends a message that you can freely love yourself because you are part of a forward moving plan. And so is everything else. This is not as hard as it was for Elisabeth Gilbert in “Eat Pray Love” without my advice:-) and it shouldn’t take up hours of your time. For me, the strength of intention toward helping yourself is a goal that can be manifested within a shorter and shorter amount of time until it takes only a second of clear focus.

When you’re ready after some practice with this, start writing a journal of feelings, sights or sounds that strike you as having a deeper meaning than you have normally seen –the ones that influence you in an unusually positive way. I strongly suggest that you choose only the ones that go along with your conscience – what is “right” and “wrong” for you. These insights have been called A POSITIVE SUMMONS all the way back to the Greek philosophers

I wasted a lot of time searching for the lifestyle I wanted until I found out that my own influence on myself is more than what surrounds me doing everyday things, and more than my limited ideas about where I thought I was going. In other words, allowing an extra dimension to come in, added more exciting and worthwhile choices

In my experiences (told in the journal that is my book), enhancement will not come to you falling out of a sky, not be general and vague without a guru to translate, not appear as far out weird things. (Except they may be surrounded by golden-white light.) They fit into specific times in your life that have already taken place, or are currently happening, or can be possible future events. They are scenes from the movie that is the story of YOU unfolding.

“Always stay in your own movie.” Ken Kesey

Want To Shake Up Your Life?

Here’s where you have to go! —> Nowhere

Ideas on enhancing your life: Letters from the Other Side #3 in a series

Psychic Experiences with ML CurryI am convinced that the out of this world experiences everyone craves, show up looking only slightly different from all daily events. When they do show up, they ask you to step up to plate if you are serious about moving yourself forward. They are happening to you right now, you just can’t see them without knowing what to look for. Insight, psychic, paranormal, psychedelic, euphoric, religious experiences, or whatever you choose to call them.

If you give it a try, it will come down to accepting what you think and feel when it happens because, in general, it is something easily denied. You will start with personal skepticism. You’ll want to second-guess the influence these esp events are having on you. In my case, they feel as though they match up to my conscience, verify that it’s the right thing to do. And best of all, I know I’m not alone.

TV’s Celebrity Ghost Stories features people in the news who have seen or heard or felt extraordinary sights and sounds that astonished them. They swear they themselves didn’t cause it, so it must be ghosts. The “regular people” on The Long Island Medium ask her to bring them messages from The Other Side, meaning from those who have died. These regular people believe they cannot see and feel other dimensions themselves. They think they need someone special to tell them. Believing that we all have a soul is standard teaching by most religions. But what is taught is that we have to wait for death to be in touch with the answers. I disagree.
My online self-help ebook is not a lecture. It is a memoir describing where and when inspiring and helpful, yet soul-shaking experiences came into my so-called “real” life during grief and world travel. In other words, it tells my psychic experience stories.

Hey, you can think I’m not telling the truth, or I’m seeing illusions or whatever. Frankly, I don’t care. I write these things to tell my story, and ask you to consider that it may be possible to practice seeing other simultaneous dimensions that are tailor made for the decisions you make. Nothing happening is ordinary because we are the product of the past, present, and future. That’s pure Science. It is The Big Bang, the story of our universe.

Is Meditation Lame?

Recap: We’re talking about exercises that inform you how to focus your thoughts. Last week’s blog Letter addressed an exercise you can try: Exercise #1 Stop Mental Chatter!

Exercise #2 Meditate

Is Meditation Real?I don’t meditate every day. I do it when I feel mentally stuck in one place. Emptying our minds is a step in the right direction. I learned that I could apply it to everything I do because I am learning to feel peaceful and more powerful. It improves my focus, and focus attracts Extra Sensory Perception like seeing and hearing very positive guidance that a lot of people don’t see and hear. Who doesn’t want that?

Meditation is emptying the mind in order to experience what is abstract. Not letting thoughts interfere is a monumental challenge for everyone. I use a technique suggested by the meditation master Chögyam Trungpa, perceiving the word “thinking” every time I realize I am thinking while sitting and calming down. I allow the word representation to float away. Note, “allow” not “force”. It takes practice.

B-R-E-A-T-H-E Try feeling as though the middle of your breath is the middle of a starry universe. A sense of unity comes, and it has a message about loving yourself because you are a part of something BIG.

Suggestions for Enhancing Your Life

Outside/In is the new Inside/Out

Enhance Your LifeIt’s time for us to stop our mental chatter. You know, the conversation that goes on between you and you – like a non-stop talking mirror image that criticizes, guesses at what to do next. Speaking of mirrors, exercise #1: Try not looking in a mirror for a couple of days. You will find out what I’m talking about, possibly feel a little “lost.” But your awareness will increase, your judgement as to your power to Take It or Leave It will start to make better sense. You’ll gain authenticity.

As adults most of our life is based on conditioning. We react rather than reflect. Up, as we are drilled, is up, and down is down, black is black and white is white. It’s preconceived information, it’s not creative information. We are so determined to learn, anticipate, and control that we often ignore nonconventional methods for doing just that. We are notorious for placing ill-fated limitations on our world, and ourselves, and then fighting against all evidence to the contrary. We owe our present, unsolicited feelings and interpretations more attention.

How To Self Publish An Ebook

I self-published “Affair with the Divine”, the memoir e-book I offer to you on this website.

How To Self Publish BooksThere are thousands of websites that describe self-publishing steps you can take after you’ve written your book, and this blog will continue to give you some good advice I learned, so come back. Remember though, that this is called “Open Letters from the Other Side”, talking about the less common and more exciting side.

My book tells you – and I will say it a thousand times – no one else can insist that there is ONE WAY to do something.

  • how to perceive and think
  • how to live and make the best choices
  • how to find your spiritual truth
  • how to develop extrasensory perception to do it
  • how to write a good book

Reading as many good authors as possible is extremely helpful, but I believe it should be used only for comparison. The top 10 book lists will tell you what sells, but you will find a variety of unique writing styles on the list. The great Tom Wolfe’s newest book for instance, has pages with paragraphs like this.

‘”Is he here tonight?” “I don’t know. I just come on.” He gestured vaguely toward the interior. “There’s plenty a seats.” “<<< BEAT-unngh thung BEAT-unngh thung BEAT-unngh thung BEAT-unngh thung BEAT-unngh thung >>>”

(Excerpt From: Wolfe, Tom. “Back to Blood.” Little, Brown and Company, 2012-10-23. iBooks. This material may be protected by copyright. Check out this book on the iBooks Store:

Step 1, therefore, is to find your own unique perception. (Maybe get my book)

More later… perhaps you want to bookmark this blog?

Ways To Enhance Travel

There are travel stories that sound like everyone else’s (yawn), and then there will be your travel stories! Here are some ideas for your next trip.

Ways to Enhance Travel1. Do research about interesting hotel accommodations at your destination. The big hotels usually do not offer the benefit of history or local culture.

For example, I stayed at an aguritismo when I traveled in Italy. Aguritismos are family homes adjusted to create tourist accommodations, estates passed down through generations. Renting a car is usually required because most of them are located outside of the city or town. Home cooked breakfast is almost always provided. Sometimes pleasurable experiences are offered like bicycle tours and Italian cuisine lessons.

2. Pay attention to your inner voice. In a seaside town in Provence, France, I would have missed the most significant experience in my life had I not paid attention to a message that came to mind telling me to not sit and rest on the tour bus, but to join the others and see the ancient town church. I wrote:

The impossible was reified. The man was a vision or, equally miraculous, my deceased husband had designed the numinous moments, or the gate of synchronicity had been flung wide open and occult circumstances danced before my eyes.

3. Allow yourself to play with time. There’s a big difference between the sights and sounds at dawn and midnight as compared to the straightforward main part of the day.

I did, and wrote about it in the second half of this site’s travel memoir e-book.

Bellagio, Italy: I set my alarm for midnight. And I’m glad I did. I hadn’t been aware that there was a full moon until then. The moments pulled together to make an enhanced experience possible, and I had nothing to do with it except show up for the magic.

4. Create your daily activities as you go. Choose a reasonable starting point, and move along based on feeling and inspiration. Enter a church, for example, because the music you hear inside catches your ear. That way, you will string days together with your intuition, and your own pattern is created.

5. Keep a journal. I think you’ll like returning home with memorable impressions about each photograph.