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.
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Because of what’s happening in my life, and
because I’ve had several family members and friends experiencing setbacks in
their lives…I’ve decided to do a reading on how to best handle and survive
these bothersome “potholes” that pop up in our paths.
Seven of Raphael tells us that when our plans
fall apart, we need to first calm down and think clearly. The world is not out
to get us, but sometimes, even the best laid plans of mice and men, fail. Don’t
get angry. Find out why this upset happened, then see if your plans just need a
bit of tweaking to succeed.
The Magician tells us to use the law of
attraction in your life. We are magical and divine creatures. Never forget
this. If you picture yourself succeeding, you will. If you always see yourself
as failing, then you will fail. What you put out into the universe will return
to you. Recheck your original plans, fix the problem, then resubmit both in the
physical and the spiritual worlds. The law of attraction is a powerful tool.
The Moon is my favorite sign, and just my
looking up at the moon has such a calming effect on me no matter what stressful
situation I am experiencing at the moment. Trust in yourself. Trust in the
universe. Trust GOD! Don’t allow previous failures to make you afraid to live
and take chances.
Today’s reading is for the gentle heart who is
surrounded by negative people. How do we keep our sanity, and our integrity in
today’s obsession with anger, gossip, hate, and division? Luckily for this
reading, GOD’s mighty warrior, Michael, stepped up to answer this problem.
The first card in Nine of Michael: stop worrying about what we can’t change in this
world. Focus on what is right about the world. Be that person of integrity and
love. Give to GOD what can’t be changed by us. HE has our backs.
The second card is Eight of Michael: We are a free people, made in GOD’s image. We are
divine entities, and yet, we allow the noise makers to rule our lives. Stop!
Focus! Be in tune with the universe, and free yourself of negative people and
The Third card is Three of Ariel: Love your life. Take joy in the little things.
Concentrate on your spiritual growth, and help others do the same. What do you
love to do? Why aren’t you enjoying the everyday small joys that make this life
bearable? Spend time with like-minded happy people. Be the magic in someone’s
life. We can do this! All of us!
Today’s reading is for our country. We must stop
fighting among ourselves. The enemy comes from outside. Stand united against
the agents of fear and hate. Refuse to dehumanize. Focus on the healing within.
I had asked GOD about Russia’s successful plans
to divide us. And, I asked our heavenly father to show me how we can stop this
threat, then I pulled these cards.
Until we stop the hate against our own citizens,
be they: black, white, religious, atheist, straight, LGBT, immigrants,
republicans, or democrats…we will be at the mercy of a destructive force. We must
remember that we are all divine souls that are temporarily inhabiting this
human form. What you do to others, you do to GOD.
This reading is for people who are in the
process of a career change, or they are thinking about switching careers.
The High Priestess reminds us that we all have inner
sight into what we need to succeed. What is important now is a focused
evaluation of what you really want. If you want to change jobs because you want
to evolve and more up the ladder, then make sure you have, or obtain the skills
needed for this move.
If you want to change jobs because the working
environment is toxic, then you must follow the advice of the second card.
Divine Guidance reminds us that in times of
strife, we must often change how we react to the negativity that surrounds us.
No job is going to offer stress-free conditions. Bosses and co-workers will
stress us out, but our reaction to the stress is how we survive.
They know what buttons to push. Change how you
instinctively react. If the negativity is deadly, then connect with friends who
can direct you to a better job. You may have to learn new career skills. Are
The Peace Card reminds us that we must let go of
old ideas that no longer pertain to today’s employment. The job you worked at
for the last ten years, or so, is no longer bringing you joy. Do you stay, or
go? We must evolve by embracing the coming future. Do your research! Get what
schooling is needed! Connect with friends who can put you on the right path!
Then, with the blessing of GOD, go forward.
This reading is for anyone who connects with
this message. This is the second week that the Two of Gabriel came up, and it
tells me that you must surround yourself with people who believe in your
dreams. Make plans and stick to them, and remember that trip up the ladder
depends on teamwork.
Nine of Gabriel is telling me that you must stay
focused and don’t be distracted by small defeats. Keep going. Nature is your
healing source, so do all you can to protect the other creatures who share this
home with us.
Three of Ariel tells me that success comes when
you have a passion for what you want. We always do our best when we’re working
at a career that makes us happy. This is so much more important than money in
the long term. The law of attraction tells us that what we put out into the
universe, we will receive…keep that in mind as you climb that ladder to
success. Keep one hand open to help others climb that ladder with you.
I’m a good writer. I love writing. I’ve been writing since
I was ten, but where my stories are excellent, I suck at the mechanical part of
writing. Hence, I rely on my wonderful editor, Patti O’Brien, to remove the extra
comma or to make sure the story flows, and that the reader isn’t lost in a
swirl of science fiction jibber jabber. Once the editing is done, I send my manuscript
to Create Space, the publishing arm of Amazon. I always order the special
package that gives me my own team who will format the book for me, assign the
ISBN, then after my illustrator, Shelley Szajner, submits the final book cover,
publish the book on Amazon and Kindle. All I have to do is promote and sell my
books. What could go wrong with such a great system? Find out after the jump.
Format Hall of Horrors
I’m not that great with math. I blame it all on
fractions. I was an honor student for all twelve years in Catholic School, but
even though I was good at addition, subtraction, multiplication and long
division, when it came to fractions, my mind came to a full halt. I think my
lack of direction when driving is connected to the same chromosome that
controls my stupidity about fractions. The nuns at school could not figure out
how I was able to excel in all subjects except math, and after several noted
episodes, they’d learned to never send me on an errand that involved me finding
my way to the school office. Really, I am that bad at directions and often
wonder how I ever found my way through the birth canal.
When I began using Create Space, I was overjoyed with
the fact that my assigned Create Space team would handle everything. I had
writer friends who also used Create Space. Some were successful in formatting
their own manuscript without paying for the extra service, but some were not,
and it showed in the finished product. I wanted my book to be professional and
the price of having your own team was worth every penny. I had already
published four books through Create Space. My Roof Oasis Sci-Fi Series was very
popular because the books looked just as good as the ones published through
Fred and Lucy
I am a psychic/medium who has been seeing the dead
since I was a toddler. This gift runs in the family. My mother and father were
also able to see the dead. I grew up in South Philly, and worked in my parents’
grocery store. My parents weren’t the easiest to love, and my siblings and I
weren’t the easiest to raise. I had begun to post weekly blogs about growing up
in the grocery store and the hilarious antics of my father and mother.
People loved my weekly blogs called “Life with Fred and Lucy” and soon they
were asking when there would be a book. My parents who were both dead, had
taken residence in my attic. They were also anxious for this book to be
written. So you can imagine my shock when I learned that Create Space was no
longer offering the complete author service, especially since this book would
have twenty or more black and white photos included within the different
chapters. What the hell was I to do?
I kind of lost it when customer service explained that
this paid and complete service was no longer available. NO! No! No!I even explained to the manager that Fred and
Lucy would not be happy and would haunt anyone who prevented this book from
being published. I may have scared the shit out of the poor guy, but luckily,
he stayed on line as I submitted my manuscript. I am not sure if the site will
automatically format this book as well as “The Team” did.
I’ve tweeted Amazon
about my unhappiness with their new rules, but so far, no answer. “Life with
Fred and Lucy” is a humorous memoir of growing up in South Philly during the
’50s and ’60s, but it is also a true ghost story. I will keep you all updated
on how the book is going.
Luckily, I have a good friend in my writers’ group who
is taking on this project. Shelley will be professionally formatting the entire book, photos and all. So if there are any self-published authors out there who are clueless about formatting your book onto Create Space, or need a kick-ass book cover...Shelley is the person to contact. I know that Lucy and Fred are happy that this book is in good hands.
I love going to museums, and I love taking my
grandchildren, nieces and nephews to museums, too. In a society hooked on
Social Media and the latest Xbox games, museums might appear to be a tame place
to visit, but I am here to dispute that fallacy right now. Can a museum
entertain better than a video game? Find out after the jump.