We lost an old friend yesterday. She died at home, suddenly, from a brain aneurysm. Renee was in her early fifties, a non-smoker who was mindful of diet and exercise. Gone in a flash nonetheless.
Another of our friends has prostrate cancer that metastasized to his bone and brain and we don’t know how long he has. We’ve been mindful of the preciousness of every single moment of life because of what he is going through. We’ve been facing the reality of saying goodbye to him and now another friend died suddenly.
What can I say except carpe diem! Tomorrow may never come my friends! Live accordingly!
Anyone who cares to offer prayers and comforting energy to Renee’s husband, please do so. They had been married over thirty years. When two loners marry, they tend to have a very strong bond which makes the loss of one all the more devastating to the survivor. He will need all the help he can get for quite awhile.
Thanks to anyone to lends their energy to his healing.
On Friday, June 9th, the Connecticut Science Center is having a Liquid Lounge event in the evening. This is a 21+ event based in the age of knights, maidens and dragons- and the psychics of Foresight will be there, doing readings and selling Catherine’s books
Looks like a great party. Why not meet us there?
For more information about everything happening and how to get tickets, look here
For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “The Lands That Lie Between”, “Manifesting Something Better” and her new book “The Power of Your Psychic Dreams” , all from Foresight Publications, click here
Gardening is an important aspect of my spiritual life and it’s a way for me to have a positive impact when it comes to caring for our planet.
A few years ago, we had our property certified as an urban wildlife sanctuary through the Humane Society. Why?
Habitat loss is a major threat to our native birds. As a result, 50% of Connecticut’s native bird species are declining, and 17% are on the State’s Endangered, Threatened and Special Concern list. That is: 50 out of 290 regularly or annually occurring bird species in Connecticut are State-listed.
Bees, via pollination, are responsible for 15 to 30 percent of the food U.S. consumers eat. But in the last 50 years the domesticated honeybee population—which most farmers depend on for pollination—has declined by about 50 percent, scientists say. Unless actions are taken to slow the decline of domesticated honeybees and augment their populations with wild bees, many fruits and vegetables may disappear from the food supply.
What can you do? With a little effort, you can improve your property’s usefulness as a wildlife habitat, while at the same time preserving plants that are native to your state.
I ALWAYS wanted a house on a corner lot because of the landscaping opportunity. It is like having two front yards. When I first looked at our property, I could “see” a circular path in the side yard with a huge center garden and flowers growing along the retaining wall and spilling over the sides. I could see it. I wanted it. And I did it. LOL
We started with a small rock garden that featured indigenous wildflowers, a birdfeeder and a birdbath. We expanded each year, adding plants that support bees, hummingbirds, and small animals.
The Humane Society will send you a nifty sign for your wildlife garden and meeting their criteria isn’t difficult. Just visit this LINK, read the info and scroll down to where it says “Get your sign.”
I use a lot of herbs in my spiritual/healing work and also keep fresh flowers on my altars. It was inevitable that my herb garden and flower beds expanded every year. As my grandma was an avid gardener, I dedicated my first herb garden to her and my other ancestors and asked them to bless my garden.
My gardens incorporate many things. My property supports wildlife and indigenous plants, I honor my ancestors and other helping spirits with beautiful outdoor spaces and ask them to bless my garden and my work. When I use my herbs and flowers to make oils, waters and powders I know there’s a lot of love there and that growing my own ingredients provides an excellent foundation for my path.
I had a friend send me dirt and a few stones from Ireland, where my maternal ancestors are from. I incorporated this dirt into my herb garden, along with dirt from my grandma’s backyard and dirt from sacred places around the world.
The garden is a wonderful place to pray, leave devotional offerings and perform healing ceremonies and prayer rituals. After a decade of pouring our love into this land, working with nature, remembering our sacred dead, offering our devotion to spirit…..well, this little patch of earth just sings with incredible energy. It’s such a pleasure to sit in the garden!
We also can our own veggies, jellies, pickles, sauces and soups with organic, heirloom ingredients.
Thanks for visiting! Hope you’ll get some time outdoors today!
A lot of people like to come to me for readings as, here in the northeast, you don’t see a lot of people using bone oracles. If all you’re interested in is a reading, you can just contact me to schedule one and there doesn’t need to be a lot of discussion about it.
But if you’re interested in any other sort of work be it healing/cleansing, altar work, ceremony, etc., then a CONSULTATION is a must and is simply a slightly more elaborate version of a reading.
There are a variety of reasons why a consultation is necessary and I will outline a few of those here:
Is your issue addressable with this work? We should not approach prayer or magic as if we are little children who should get everything we want because we’ve been good. What you want or the outcome that you are trying to achieve may not be in your best interest (in ways that you cannot see right now). Your goal may not be achievable or it may not be achievable through working with me— which brings me to the next point.
I may not be the right spirit worker for you! This is a heart-centered path that is dependent on faith and partnership. The strength of the spirit worker’s relationship with the Divine and with their saints and spirit guides will affect the outcome of your work with them, but so will your ability to petition your own ancestors and to try and work in partnership with all involved— whether living or in spirit.
You and the spirit worker and each of your ancestors and spirit helpers must all work in partnership with the Divine and with the powers of heaven and earth to support your path and accomplish your goals. That’s a lot of interconnecting pathways that can lead to actual miracles when things are right but be frustrating and disappointing if the rapport and the potential for trust are not there.
I’m not the grand poobah of spiritual work. I‘m not going to be right for everyone. Exploring the connections between us and the spirits we each work with is part of the consultation and is not a process that we can skip.
Humility and gratitude: I petition the spirits and humbly ask for their intercession, I do not make demands. This is a path of “empowerment” through reciprocal relationships and partnerships, not a contest of wills.
If you are awed and humbled each time spirit reaches out to you or grants you a blessing then we have a chance at being able to work together.
Areas of focus: My areas of focus are work for our ancestral dead and healing work for both the living and the dead; also prosperity work. I have successfully done altar work and petitions for other issues and will certainly do so again, but healing and support for the living and the dead is really where my heart is.
Relationship issues can frustrate people to the extreme and tempt them to put their ethics and common sense on the back burner. Please note that I usually will NOT take on a relationship issue as my first effort for a new client.
Ethical spiritual advisors won’t accept work without doing a consultation first to make sure that their spirits would be supportive of the work and to address the issues I’ve listed here. You can see why old school advisors won’t get involved with internet and phone work.
This pretty much sums up why a consultation is necessary for any service other than a reading. Thanks for reading this! Many blessings to you.
I’ve been saying the same thing for years about my Irish Catholic ancestors and about American folk magic–it’s worth preserving!
I have a secret. I enjoy learning about Hoodoo.
Despite being what I consider a Celtic Eclectic Pagan, with a strong interest in the Avalonian path and in gleaning what I can about the ancient Celts, I’ve developed a fascination with American folk magic.
At first, I thought I should keep it to myself. Surely some of my peers would look askance as it didn’t seem to fit well with my primary path. After all, folk magic is often called low magic – and what did it have to do with connecting to my Celtic ancestry?
Well, I’ve realized it has a lot to do with it.
Frankly, it was my Celtic path that brought me to American folk magic in its varied forms. One of the things my Hearth group does at Samhain is to ask the ancestors…
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