Sunday, April 15, 2018

When You Encounter Failure: A Spiritual Reading


We have all gone through this…FAILURE! How do we start over again when that resume didn’t pan out for a better job, or that project you handed in, landed in the trash can, or that business venture vanished into thin air? Failure can bring on a sense of loss, and depression. We look for someone to blame for our misfortune. Maybe we are our own worst enemy. Today’s cards talk about starting all over again. In other words; dust yourself off, pick yourself up, and start all over again.

Five of Michael tells us that maybe, just maybe, this promotion, this new home, this guy or gal you were interested in wasn’t for you. Not at this time. Let it go! Reflect on how you originally approached the task, whatever it was. Did you put enough effort into arriving at the end-results?  Did you look at the whole picture to see if the expected results were what you truly desired?  You know that just because your family think you are the best thing walking the face of the earth, to your employer, you’re just a square peg in a round hole. You don’t fit in. Stand back, take a deep breath, then look yourself in the mirror. Michael, our warrior angel, is featured in this reading.

Nine of Michael tells us not to worry. Focus on the outcome you desire. Okay, so that promotion didn’t come through, or that girl flipped you off, or that house you wanted was not feasible because of your income. Don’t lose hope. Put your trust in GOD, then get to work improving yourself for that next bid. Fix what is wrong with you before trying to tweak a chaotic world.

Five of Raphael tells us that everything happens for a reason, so release the anger and guilt. “You worked so hard to get that promotion, and some little snot nose right out of college gets what you want.” Maybe, you would have hated the longer hours, or maybe you’d be required to work with an obnoxious co-worker. Maybe that little snot nose was actually the right person for that particular job. Even when things don’t go our way, Heaven has your back. Let it go, heal, and try again.

Seven Of Michael tells us that there is a better course. Review the details of what it is you desired. Work on improving the abilities you don’t already possess. Get a little help from your friends with introductions or references.

Six of Michael tells us that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. You have to swim to that light. Make the changes necessary. Make a plan, then live up to that plan. Live up to the high expectations that you desire and that means working very hard for what you want…even if the change needed is relocation.

This reading in dedicated to the beautiful people who I did readings for yesterday at the "On Angels Wings Spiritual Awakening" . You can do it! GOD has your back!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Handling Indecision and Confusion, a Spiritual Reading


Some people, like me, make quick decisions. They do enough research to feel confident, then make their decisions. No matter if the results or good or bad, these people go with their gut instincts and most of the time, they’ve made the right choice. When they do make a mistake, they store this failure away for future use, and then, go on with life.

Some people, like my hubby, have to arrive at a decision at a much slower pace. They will do the research, get advice from other people, then weigh the evidence before acting. They too are using their gut instincts, but act only when they feel confident that there won’t be any negative feedback. If the desired results are a failure, they might become hesitant to act on the next big decision. Luckily for my hubby and me, we balance each other out: daring yet sensible eliminates a lot of mental potholes…and things get done.

This reading is for the third group. I call these people ‘Spiritual Procrastinators’ these gentle souls never fully believe in their own powers to do the right thing at the right time. The Spiritual Procrastinators will handle each decision as if they are making a life or death choice. Each decision is handled with fear even though they are intelligent people, who know what the correct choice is. These gentle souls freeze up when making a decision; never trusting their gut feeling; never trusting the research they’ve done; never trusting others who have made a similar choice.

This inability to act on a decision and to stick to it, is usually seen in new souls. This is their first time in a corporal body, and the mechanics of trusting in one’s power hasn’t seeped in yet. They concentrate so fully in making their way through this life, that they’ve forgotten the lessons learned in Heaven, or that they are divine creatures who are temporarily inhabiting this body. I’ve also seen this inability to make a decision in a few old souls, who may be still reacting to choice from the perspective of past memories when they had chosen wrongly. They are afraid to trust in themselves…but how do they move past their spiritual procrastinating?
Seven of Raphael tells us to make a decision! Be clear on what you want, then take action. How can these souls take this first step?

Decision with Archangel Jophiel tells us to release yourself from your fears. Detox from past lives and past mistakes. Stop worrying. You know who you are and what you need. Trust your instincts. They are from GOD.

Seven of Michael tells us there is a better course of action available to you. If need be, consult with professionals, then make your choice

Two of Michael tells us that it is better to make a decision. Do not stagnate in this life because of fear. Our overanalyzing keeps us from obtaining what GOD wants for us. He wants us to be happy and, to make sure that we allow other people to be happy. Michael’s advice is compromise. Make a decision, stick to it, and if it is the wrong decision…learn from it.

Knight of Gabriel tells us to take action! Put some passion into your decision, and trust your instincts!

Now get out there and live your life!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Spiritual Reading for Forgiveness and Accountability


This was a hard reading to do because I am touching on two character flaws that I find in myself. It’s hard to forgive. I have a problem with this and, it’s the first thing I pick up on people when I’m doing angel card readings for them. We’re hurt. We feel betrayed…and we want revenge. Don’t deny it. We all picture ourselves turning the table on those that hurt us badly. I wanted to take a fresh look at the power of forgiveness. But first, I needed to ask a very hard question. Was I responsible for the rift that happened between a friend or family member? Meet me after the jump.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Many Sides of Me


I was spending time with our writers’ group today. The South Jersey Writers’ Group is one of the best groups in New Jersey. Every third Sunday, a group of us meet at Audubon’s Treehouse Coffee Shop to work on our blogs, or for new members, learn how to blog. This week’s topic was how to keep your blog and Twitter sites focused on what you love to do. I do try to stick to posting only happy stuff, but lately, I tend to be very political.

While my fellow writers try not to combine their blogs with the toxic political scene that we’ve all been dragged into, I step right into the mayhem. I should just stick to talking about my books and my metaphysical stories, but I can’t. I could start another twitter page just for my political rants, but then I wouldn’t be me…not the whole me anyway.

There are many sides of Marie Gilbert. I am daughter, sibling, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and co-worker. I am an author, professional blogger, psychic/medium, and ghost investigator. I’m know as both Steampunk Granny and South Jersey’s Italian Psychic. There is way too much of me to put in a nicely labeled box.

My Gilbert Curiosities blog tells my followers about family, adventures, Steampunk events, zombies, and of course my metaphysical side, which includes weekly Angel Card readings, and results of a ghost investigation. My Gilbert Speaks blog is a pop culture site where I review film, books, and television shows.

 My blogs are normally uplifting and funny. They were at least until this past election.  I can’t keep silent when I witness the dehumanizing of people by our own government. I won’t keep silent knowing that an enemy country has committed and act of war against us: interfering in our elections and, hacking into our nuclear power plants.
I won't be silenced as our babies are killed while going to school. I won't be silenced when the NRA,  who doesn't pay taxes, has enough clout to control our politicians. I won't be silenced after Congress voted for a big fat tax break while at the same time stopping funding for meals on wheels for the elderly, and school lunches for poor children.


I won’t be silent. I must speak out against tyranny and a president who refuses to levy strict sanctions against Russia. I won’t be silent while the president upsets decent citizens with venomous hatred against the very agencies that protect us from his buddy, Putin. I won’t be silent as this president spews hatred against the free press, women, immigrants, and the poor.

Will my speaking out against a despot interfere with the number of Twitter followers? Most likely it will, but I could not look at myself in the mirror if I kept silent. So, too all my Twitter followers, I will apologize now. I am sorry if I’ve upset you in any way. It’s not meant for you. I am a voice calling out from the desert. I will speak out for all of you.

Spiritual Reading On Negativity

Today’s message is about negativity, be it people or situations. This message reminds us that we are in control of what we allow to affect us.
The Decision Card with Archangel Jophiel tells us to release yourself from that which hold you back. Sometimes, we are the cause of our own worries. We need to see the whole forest.
Five of Gabriel tells us to keep away from drama. Negative people won’t be able to push our buttons, if we don’t give them the power. Walk away. Don’t waste precious time trying to change them, or play their head games.
Seven of Gabriel tells us to stand up for yourself, but I will go one step further…stand up for the truth. We are most powerful when we are guided by integrity and compassion.
The Peace Card, with Archangel Azrael, tells us that we need to release from the past. This isn’t easy to do, but this is how negativity takes hold of our soul, and drains the joy from us. Be love, be compassion, be joy. Do this, by recognizing your power. Release the hurt, the grudges, and the need for revenge. Let it all go, and live in the moment.

Monday, March 12, 2018



 There are many kinds of loss that leaves us feeling that we will never recover, or be the same, be it, divorce, loss of a job, loss of a loved one. Each of these losses feels like an attack on our very sense of who we are. The normal reaction is to blame ourselves. What did we do wrong? What didn’t we do? How could I have prevented this loss?

When the loss concerns the death of someone we love, we ask all the above questions, but then find ourselves unable to move on. Sure, we go through the movements of everyday life…but we’ve stopped living. Our loved ones, who have gone through the veil, are happy because they are with GOD. They are free of pain and earthly cares…but they worry about the ones they’ve left behind, especially, if that person is unable to get over their grief. Saint Michael, our heavenly warrior steps up with helpful advice.

Three of Michael tells us that we have to release the past. You don’t forget your loved one, but you should celebrate their life by living yours. Each day will get easier if you truly believe that our loved ones watch out for us from the other side. We’ll never forget our loved ones, but each day the pain will eventually release its crippling hold. Remember that our loved ones are divine souls who will live for eternity.

The Angel Raphael is the healing angel, and the Eight of Raphael tells us that we need to continue to grow even though our loved one is no longer by our side. It is scary to take those steps alone, but we must celebrate life in honor of our loved ones. How do we celebrate their life? We celebrate a loved one’s life by growing both spiritually and mentally. Try a new hobby, volunteer at a museum, join a group that does fun activities. You might think that you are alone, but the universe has your back. Talk to your departed loved ones as if they are in the room with you. Tell them about your day, and what you did. This is a special meditation that helps to bring closure and peace of mind.

The Archangel Metatron tells us with the card, Leap of Faith, to listen to our hearts. Be love, be compassion, but bring into your daily life something new that gives you joy. Be happy, and your loved ones will make sure that more happiness comes your way.




We can all be frightened by what’s going on in this world, so I asked GOD how I should handle fear and then I picked these cards.

There are many things in this world that causes us to fear. While some fear is good as a motivational tool for change, most of our fears can cripple us if we give into it. When I pull the cards, I don’t read the words. I listen to what GOD tells me.

Saint Michael the Arch angel steps in to answer us.

The World: We live on this world, and we have to survive in this world. The world right now is a very scary place. There is too much anger and hate. World leaders are comparing the size of their missiles, while war, famine, sickness, and death loom over us like hungry vultures.

Saint Michael reminds us that we are not alone. GOD has given us the means to survive no matter what this world throws at us. Jesus told us that although we live in this world, we are not a part of it. We are divine souls, and we control our reality. The servants of EVIL want us to be afraid, and to cower in the corner. But to break the cycle of fear, we must face it, and see it for what it really is. Fear is the catalyst for change…growth…and understanding. What do you fear? Face it, and know that heaven itself has our backs.

New Beginnings tells us that we must look at life differently. We can no longer hate or dehumanize other people. They are divine souls just like us. We need to join forces with our fellow humans and face the fear by recognizing that power comes with unity and love. Don’t allow the evil few to frighten us. Face your fear, be it sickness, loss of income, war, or death. We are above death. Our bodies may die, but we live forever.

The Sun tells us that life is good, and that every day that we are alive, should be cause for a celebration. The life we have may not be what we wanted, but we can change this by using the law of attraction to see yourself in a good place. And when you are overcome by fear, picture yourself surrounded by the light of GOD. You are loved! You are valued! You are protected!