Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Beyond the Pandemic: A Vision

Yes, we are entering into a



 Yes, we are entering into a new dimension I feel. Radical shifts are happening. There is a monkey wrench in the whole thing though, the politicians making the rules. I think we will see a lot of people changing careers and changing how they work.

Gardening and cooking will experience rapid growth as people realize that while they are working at home they can grow fruits, vegetables and herbs in the yard and have fun cooking healthy meals with that. People will still want to go out to eat for the socializing with friends, lovers or business associates and entertainment. The change will come from the market segment that ate out simply because they didn't feel like cooking. People who have been working from home have had to change their eating habits. Back to the roots. When people do this, they get closer in touch with spirit.

I have always enjoyed video calls and encourage people to call that way for readings and sessions because I like to see people when I talk to them. The boom in Zoom is here to stay. People enjoy video calls. They just don't like not being able to go out and having to do that instead. 

For all those who are not TV zombies, an appreciation of home made fun will rise to greater appreciation. Depending on when the powers that be will let us have live music concerts again, we have enjoyed videos of favorites, and others have found new pleasure in playing table games, doing jigsaws, arts & crafts, and making music at home. This is back to the roots too. When we were younger, it was common to get together to play guitars and sing all evening. When people do that they get closer in touch with spirit.

Green will grow in popularity. Since gyms and pools were closed, our way of exercise became going for walks, riding bikes, skateboards, running, and just enjoying the simplicity of bird watching, green buds appearing on trees and shrubs, and people stopping to hug a tree, smell wildflowers and ask questions like what is that plant or bird? They get closer to spirit that way. 

Classifying some work as essential is bound to prompt that same question in everyone's mind. Is only half the work force essential? That question needs to be answered for our own satisfaction and to be able to have successful lives and businesses. Of course, all work is essential. Whether you are cooking a meal, cleaning a house, singing a song, telling funny stories, performing surgeries or working as a truck driver, all work is essential. Whether you are an inventor of a new computer or the keeper of a small neighborhood shop, all work is essential. People get closer to spirit that way. 

Now that the Navy has released videos and reports about UFOs, and it breezed by like nothing, maybe we will get to meet them for real. Maybe instead of odd personal encounters, something will happen between our cultures on some scale of exchange. Think of how many new horizons that will open. 

Dating may become weird if people who met on line cannot meet for coffee or lunch or a drink so first meetings of people who want to have relationships will be over Zoom first. Kind of a new hybrid atmosphere between personal and remote.

What if all sports teams take a year off or play this season to empty stadiums? Will people be less interested after that? Part of the real joy of spectator sports is being able to feel thousands of people get on their feet and shout together for their teams. It is not just who is on the field. It is the fans who make games. Maybe if we get used to doing other things we will see more active people and less spectators. If America didn't have baseball, basketball, football and hockey for the year, it would be a very different country, a very different social atmosphere. Imagine what people might get into if there were no games to watch? 

Will people have more spiritual experiences? Absolutely. Profound experiences. We have recently heard public discussions on people commonly reporting very unusual dreams and interrupted sleep. Spirit talks to us in our dreams. Remember that. Precognition. Previews of coming attractions. Public radio dedicated a whole show to that subject just last week. Spirit is coming through and making itself known. 

Nurses will never be seen the same way again. I love nurses. Nurses are two of my spirit guides who help me do my healing work. Many of the people who call on me as clients are nurses and caregivers. Nurses as a whole are the softer, more holistic side of medicine and healing. Nurses are front line not only in the present emergency sense, many of them combine skills like their medical expertise with energy healing and nutritional and fitness consulting. What if all health care in our country were even more influenced by them? All healers are spiritual in nature. Nurses, doctors, paramedics, medics, all the ones we do not usually view in that light. People who spend a lot of time with the critically ill and dying experience a great deal of spiritual phenomena, which we will hear even more about. The more publicly they share their experiences, the greater insights we will gain on life.

Dr. Larry Dossey in his talk to a near death conference noted that he has been working with death his entire life. He went from a battlefield surgeon in Vietnam to the chief of staff at a major hospital for cancer patients and he noted that during this career, he had many spiritual experiences but it was not a thing people felt comfortable talking about until he and other doctors and nurses started telling their stories, and now more are telling their spiritual experience stories. 

We have suddenly been challenged to find new ways of doing things fast. Some people spread kindness. Others spread paranoia. One of these days in the not too distant future, this experience will just be a story from the past like we now view the Spanish Flu or the Black Plague. And we will be viewing this experience through a new set of eyes. Imagine what kind of world we will be seeing? Imagine what kind of world we will be living in?

In our parents and grandparents time, life changed radically by electricity and travel. In our lifetime, life has changed radically by computers. Every time we have invented new hardware, our thinking and acting changes. 

Decades ago the Le Corbusier, the great architect and author noted that we went from the Wright Brothers to regularly scheduled commercial flights within a span of 60 years because War is a demanding client. What if we are now living in a time when Peace and Healing became the demanding client?ew dimension I feel. Radical shifts are happening. There is a monkey wrench in the whole thing though, the politicians making the rules. I think we will see a lot of people changing careers and changing how they work.

Gardening and cooking will experience rapid growth as people realize that while they are working at home they can grow fruits, vegetables and herbs in the yard and have fun cooking healthy meals with that. People will still want to go out to eat for the socializing with friends, lovers or business associates and entertainment. The change will come from the market segment that ate out simply because they didn't feel like cooking. People who have been working from home have had to change their eating habits. Back to the roots. When people do this, they get closer in touch with spirit.

I have always enjoyed video calls and encourage people to call that way for readings and sessions because I like to see people when I talk to them. The boom in Zoom is here to stay. People enjoy video calls. They just don't like not being able to go out and having to do that instead. 

For all those who are not TV zombies, an appreciation of home made fun will rise to greater appreciation. Depending on when the powers that be will let us have live music concerts again, we have enjoyed videos of favorites, and others have found new pleasure in playing table games, doing jigsaws, arts & crafts, and making music at home. This is back to the roots too. When we were younger, it was common to get together to play guitars and sing all evening. When people do that they get closer in touch with spirit.

Green will grow in popularity. Since gyms and pools were closed, our way of exercise became going for walks, riding bikes, skateboards, running, and just enjoying the simplicity of bird watching, green buds appearing on trees and shrubs, and people stopping to hug a tree, smell wildflowers and ask questions like what is that plant or bird? They get closer to spirit that way. 

Classifying some work as essential is bound to prompt that same question in everyone's mind. Is only half the work force essential? That question needs to be answered for our own satisfaction and to be able to have successful lives and businesses. Of course, all work is essential. Whether you are cooking a meal, cleaning a house, singing a song, telling funny stories, performing surgeries or working as a truck driver, all work is essential. Whether you are an inventor of a new computer or the keeper of a small neighborhood shop, all work is essential. People get closer to spirit that way. 

Now that the Navy has released videos and reports about UFOs, and it breezed by like nothing, maybe we will get to meet them for real. Maybe instead of odd personal encounters, something will happen between our cultures on some scale of exchange. Think of how many new horizons that will open. 

Dating may become weird if people who met on line cannot meet for coffee or lunch or a drink so first meetings of people who want to have relationships will be over Zoom first. Kind of a new hybrid atmosphere between personal and remote.

What if all sports teams take a year off or play this season to empty stadiums? Will people be less interested after that? Part of the real joy of spectator sports is being able to feel thousands of people get on their feet and shout together for their teams. It is not just who is on the field. It is the fans who make games. Maybe if we get used to doing other things we will see more active people and less spectators. If America didn't have baseball, basketball, football and hockey for the year, it would be a very different country, a very different social atmosphere. Imagine what people might get into if there were no games to watch? 

Will people have more spiritual experiences? Absolutely. Profound experiences. We have recently heard public discussions on people commonly reporting very unusual dreams and interrupted sleep. Spirit talks to us in our dreams. Remember that. Precognition. Previews of coming attractions. Public radio dedicated a whole show to that subject just last week. Spirit is coming through and making itself known. 

Nurses will never be seen the same way again. I love nurses. Nurses are two of my spirit guides who help me do my healing work. Many of the people who call on me as clients are nurses and caregivers. Nurses as a whole are the softer, more holistic side of medicine and healing. Nurses are front line not only in the present emergency sense, many of them combine skills like their medical expertise with energy healing and nutritional and fitness consulting. What if all health care in our country were even more influenced by them? All healers are spiritual in nature. Nurses, doctors, paramedics, medics, all the ones we do not usually view in that light. People who spend a lot of time with the critically ill and dying experience a great deal of spiritual phenomena, which we will hear even more about. The more publicly they share their experiences, the greater insights we will gain on life.

Dr. Larry Dossey in his talk to a near death conference noted that he has been working with death his entire life. He went from a battlefield surgeon in Vietnam to the chief of staff at a major hospital for cancer patients and he noted that during this career, he had many spiritual experiences but it was not a thing people felt comfortable talking about until he and other doctors and nurses started telling their stories, and now more are telling their spiritual experience stories. 

We have suddenly been challenged to find new ways of doing things fast. Some people spread kindness. Others spread paranoia. One of these days in the not too distant future, this experience will just be a story from the past like we now view the Spanish Flu or the Black Plague. And we will be viewing this experience through a new set of eyes. Imagine what kind of world we will be seeing? Imagine what kind of world we will be living in?

In our parents and grandparents time, life changed radically by electricity and travel. In our lifetime, life has changed radically by computers. Every time we have invented new hardware, our thinking and acting changes. 

Decades ago the Le Corbusier, the great architect and author noted that we went from the Wright Brothers to regularly scheduled commercial flights within a span of 60 years because War is a demanding client. What if we are now living in a time when Peace and Healing became the demandi

Friday, May 8, 2020

What really matters?

What really matters?
Boulder County is allowing small businesses to reopen on Saturday May 9, and I am a small business, so if you would like an appointment with me, you can have one.

As of today, my dentist, chiropractor, massage therapist and hairdresser have all made appointments for me. Tattoo shops will be reopening too, although I do not get tattoos myself. Not that I am against them. Many of you have beautiful tattoos, but I just have never felt like getting one myself. Little by little, we reopen.

The next metaphysical fair is scheduled for mid-June and I talked to one of the show managers the other day. She expects that it will be able to go on and she speculates that we may be doing the fair with social distancing and everyone wearing masks. So we are going to have to see what kind of situation we are all in, what the city rules may be and how a fair will work like that. Weird.

Those of you who met me that way know that the way people choose a reader or healer at the fair walk around and look at people and chat with them to see whose services they would like to try. Smiling and saying hello is always a first way to connect. With a face mask on, no one can see you smile and how easy will it be to talk with someone who is standing several feet away in a busy aisle with a mask on? Show days can stretch to 12 hours for vendors, and how comfortable will that be? We may be about to find out.

In the big picture, it is not just the metaphysical fair. The Merchandise Mart exists to make money by hosting events that draw large crowds. So the question is whether the city will allow the venue to reopen and do what it normally does, and the new rules will apply to all kinds of shows and events. That same factor holds true for other venues like county fairgrounds, hotels auditoriums and other facilities, and that answer is yet to be known. What crowd size limits will be the rule?

Hence the need to do more business in my home office where people usually come one at a time, sometimes two, and remotely by Skype, Zoom and phone.

One of the cardinal rules for a happy life is to let go of what we cannot control and do the best we can with what we do control. Our own feelings and our own ideas are within our control. So keep those positive thoughts moving, and the good feelings you had from our sessions is still something you can get, even if it is from a distance. I can do classes and longer sessions with you as well as concise readings. Some of you have also just called or sent notes to say hello during this period and that is appreciated. It is nice to hear a friendly voice.

I followed my path out of corporate life and followed my heart and guidance from spirit by doing readings and healings. Healings have always been private sessions, but readings have largely been public events. Many of you met me because I was doing readings at the metaphysical fairs, company parties, special events, house parties, holiday parties, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, graduation parties and proms, and so on. I have always loved doing those special events with you because I always love meeting new people, being part of festive events and seeing your eyes light up from getting your reading. The feedback I get from you is what lets me know that I did a good job, and that keeps me going.

So in a time like this, I keep asking myself: What really matters? It matters to me to be happy being who I am and doing what I do. I love helping people who call on me, and that is why I keep a flexible schedule, and for those who are in a tight financial situation, there is flexibility in pricing.

What really matters? Apparently, a lot more emphasis on the simple joys in life, like taking walks, cooking and gardening. If there is no sporting event or concert to go to, walking, cooking and gardening will be our new entertainment as well as healthy exercise. Maybe drumming circles in people's homes will get a bump in popularity. You can make beautiful music with as few as two people that way, and if you use smaller drums, like frame drums and tambourines, it will not be too loud for your neighbors.

Some people get a lot of solace and support from going to a church but that is not allowed yet, although I am certain they will find a way to reopen those too. Some people used to enjoy dancing as a healthy activity, and that like going to the gym is shut down right now. Rules have yet to be made for those activities too.

I have noticed too, that a number of people are taking breaks from watching TV and reading more books.

Dreams are another unusual subject that has come up. People have asked me about unusual sleep and dream patterns during this time, and this subject continues to pop up. In fact, last night I was listening to a program on public radio and they had a whole program dedicated to this topic. I cannot remember another time when dreams came up on a large scale in our culture.

However, I have seen documentaries about tribal people in remote places who share their dreams over breakfast every day as one of the first things they do and they take note when the same things appear in dreams to different members of the group on the same night. Since dream interpretation is one of the unique services I offer, that might be important to you.

So in this time of reinventing ourselves, when you find yourself asking What really matters, you will probably be coming up with some new and different answers. I know that I am. If you could use a fresh perspective or a new insight, I am here for you.

I love all of you and I am always happy to hear from any of you. Life is good, and no matter what our age, it is always an important question to ask ourselves: What really matters? This time, and these events give us time to focus on that and see what comes up.

Love, peace and joy to all of you.

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I have one request for someone else, if one of you would like to help. I know a reiki healer who needs a massage table so that she can open for business now that the restrictions are lifted. If you have a table that you would like to let go of, we can help a good healer get her practice going, and we can all use more healing in this world, so let me know if you have a table for her.
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Today we enter into the energy of the Full Flower Moon. I know this is not a picture of a full moon, but I just felt like using it because it is a beautiful picture and it fits the mood of our time. We are looking for clarity and letting more light in to find our way forward. The energy of this moon is about nurturing the seeds we have planted in our lives so that they will grow, just like the light on the moon will be full and glowing by the time you see this. Every night before I go to sleep, I go outside and meditate on the moon and the night sky. It helps me get into a peaceful mood and a good night's rest. Try it, if you are not in the habit of doing so.
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I started to play with making You Tube videos and I am still in the process of thinking about what to do with that. If you have any suggestions about that, I am still thinking. What would make good videos that you would want to watch?



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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Shifts in the Matrix we live in

Shifts in the Matrix we live in
As I have mentioned before, I always ask my spirit guides what we should write about when I prepare to send out a newsletter, so here it is.

Like many of you, my schedule has been upended with the lockdown and now the reopening because of the differences in dates. I am in Boulder County which reopens on May 8 for small businesses, but Weld County and Larimer Counties, which are just to the north and east of me are are open this week.

The energetic shifts we are all facing are about a shift in the whole matrix we live in. Some of the changes we are living in are obvious and some are subtle, and all are powerful.

Among the changes that have presented difficulties may also prove rewarding, of course, depending on your experience. For example, many family members are spending more time together and this can be a bonding, strengthening experience.

Many people are eating more home cooking rather than fast food, which may introduce more conscious attitudes about eating. I myself have always been an omnivore, however, the shut down of some meat packing plants may cause us to be vegetarians for a while. I am fine with that. Conditions in meat packing plants need to be improved, and I can be happy being more vegetarian for a while.

In fact I have shifted that habit for quite a while now. I used to eat bacon and eggs and toast for breakfast as a real regular thing, but these days I make protein shakes with fruits and veggies for breakfast, and that works well for me. Eating more salads too and getting protein from other sources like peanut butter. So I am not at this point giving up meat, but eating less of it and more plants. Have any of you changed your habits recently?

For some of us, even though a shortage of meat may not be a free will choice in our eating habits, we might find that we like it, and keep some of these changes. Have any of you noticed who you are keeping in touch with during this strange time? Out of all the people you know, who are the ones you are connecting with more?

What I notice is that some of you who reach out are ones that I did not know would feel like that, and this shows me that some times there is a real heart connection that is deeper than we initially recognized. Have you noticed that too?

Since it is my daily habit to express gratitude for this day and for everyone spirit sends to me, I am grateful to all of you. I always do what I do for all of you with the assistance of my spirit guides, so I always focus my full attention on doing the best for you. So it is all positive and good energy connections. And yet, I find a special spiritual connection with all of you who keep in touch.

There is a lot of healing communicated in these exchanges, whether it is a call or email just to say hello or keep in touch or for a reading or spiritual counseling, there is a lot of healing needed because of this unusual situation we are all living with and the times we are in.

Much is being revealed right now about the matrix we live in and the truth is raising our consciousness so that we are seeing and experiencing things differently.

Simple example. My whole life I have loved to read books. My parents got us in the habit of using the public library when we were kids, so it has always been a part of my life both as a form of learning and for entertainment. However, during this lock down, when I sit down to read, I keep feeling my mind pulled to other thoughts, to insights and messages from spirit, and so reading is frequently interrupted. Sometimes I have had trouble sleeping. Others have reported the same sorts of interruptions. Some speculate that it may be the movement of the planets, but I am sensing that it is the shifting of the matrix that is shifting the way we live. So if you are also having trouble concentrating at times, it is because of the spiritual downloads we are getting. Have you experienced this?

Some of the changes in our everyday life will evolve. For example it is normal every day behavior in our life up to now that we often meet with friends to have a meal and conversation in a restaurant, or meet for coffee with a new acquaintance, or go out for drinks at a bar where we enjoy local musicians and dancing.

But these new social distancing rules may radically change the landscape of the whole restaurant and bar industry. Many will not reopen, many will have to operate differently, all depending on what happens next with the rules. So it is both about people getting employed again, and it is also about how we socialize. We do need to get the economy open again and we need to have precautions for taking care of the sick and I think that we will see the next phase quarantine the sick, and the healthy people will get things going again. This is my vision of course. Who knows what rules the various governments will make? Right now we have differences from county to county and city to city.

It is also about developing new habits. Because going for a walk, bike ride, skateboard, and skate are one thing we can do with these rules, I am seeing lots of people out walking too, and generally, everyone I pass says hello, smiles or waves, and sometimes we pause and chat. Perhaps many people who were not doing this much before will adapt this as a new habit that they keep.

I am also remembering that at earlier times in this life, it was common entertainment for many of us to get together to make music and sing in our living rooms. So if we cannot go to concerts, we can get together to make music in our homes so that we still have live music in our lives. If we cannot have big gatherings, we can have small ones. If the new rule for a while is less than 10 people (just speculating on this number) that is a kind of gathering that would fit in a living room. How joyful it would be if that became a new popular entertainment instead of just watching TV? How spiritually uplifting such gatherings would be! And fun!

The picture above is 4 stones that I found objects on my walks. 4 is also the number of this year. Remember, in the January newsletter, I described how this 4 year in numerology would represent building on new foundations? I just didn't know it would look like this.

Always the attraction for heart shaped stones which remind us of how important love is, and then other common stones that call to me and have a good feel to them when I hold them in my hand. Polished stones are beautiful and lots of healers like to use them, however, I always feel that found objects and common stones are just as good a medium to use for healing and meditation.

Fear and convenience has record numbers of people shopping online now, and no doubt will be a permanent shift for some people. However, it is human nature to want to connect with other people, so people will want to return to shopping in person just like we all appreciate personal services from others like our hair dressers, barbers, massage therapists, tatoo artists, chiropractors, mani & pedi artists as well as doctors and dentists.

The quarantine brings with it loneliness which is difficult for a lot of people. Although Zoom and Skype work great, they are only a substitute for not being able to meet in person.

I love all of you and I am always happy to hear from any of you.

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I have one request for someone else, if one of you would like to help. I know a reiki healer who needs a massage table so that she can open for business when the restrictions are lifted. If you have a table that you would like to let go of, we can help a good healer get her practice going, and we can all use more healing in this world, so let me know if you have a table for her.
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The photo above is the World card from the Bohemian Gothic Tarot.
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Working from home in my home office, I am available for calls via Skype, Facebook Messenger, Zoom or cell.

First of all, because I realize that many of you may be in the situation of having had your business shut down, I will happily work out a discounted price that will fit your budget for anyone who is in a tight financial situation. So if you feel that I can help you and you would like to have a session, price will be no obstacle.

Second, my schedule is flexible to accommodate all of you. Appointments are available days, evenings and weekends. I have been doing this for years so that scheduling will present no obstacle for you.

Heck, these days, without any outside events scheduled, it is hard for me to remember what day it is. :)


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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Great Awakenings arising from this crazy time




Although the stay at home strategy to help reduce the spread of the virus is making lots of things difficult for millions of people, there are some great awakenings coming from this experience.

First, I want to tell all of you who are keeping in touch that it is really good to hear from you. I also am checking on other people I care about. All calls and messages are welcome.

Another one is that it is heart warming to see people volunteering to help others.

Another is that we begin to realize what are the things that we really need.

All this talk about death makes us think about what we are doing and why, and if there are other choices we should be making to improve the quality of our life?

Another is that we have time to do things we have been thinking about, and in this process, we have an opportunity to sort out what is important and what is not.

Kind of amazing, isn't it? This craziness prompts us to think of the important things we want to work on and get done, while the lesser things are easy to identify and set aside.

No matter what we think of all these recent events, beyond a doubt, our minds are re-directing our focus to what is really important. Is it something you would like to talk about? Are you feeling like you could use help with focus? Are you having a hard time letting go of some things and choosing others?

We get a glimpse of karma while all this is going on, don't we? Isn't it interesting who we are keeping in touch with and who is keeping in touch with us? Isn't it interesting to see what value we attach to things now? Isn't it interesting to see how we are choosing to use our time?

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Have you noticed how your feelings are really a language that spirit uses to communicate with us?

Like many of you, I have always got some projects set aside for later. So I am going through this stack of books that I want to read. Yet, when I am picking them up and wondering if this is what I should read next, I get that definite gut feeling of no, and on other books, the clear feeling of yes. And I notice that some of this is running contrary to what I thought when I got them, so my spirit guides are shifting my focus. That nudge you feel in your gut when making a choice is a clear yes or no from our spirit guides. Figuring out why they say yes or no is for us to figure out later.

As I mentioned previously, I am experimenting with new techniques since public events have been cancelled. Thanks to you, I have learned to use Zoom for individual consultations and we have done a couple of family meetings using Zoom since we live all over the country.

And I have begun making videos on You Tube. At present, I am just doing some brief talks for inspiration rather than classes. I have done some individual classes using Skype and Zoom, so if you are interested, let's make good use of this technology.

My schedule is very open and I am happy to be flexible on my prices for those who are having a hard time financially.

Since last newsletter, the expo companies have set their dates back further because of all the current restrictions. So now, the first expo back on the schedule is Mid-June.

So things are moving forward. Take advantage of this down time to get some emotional support or spiritual insight while all this panic is swirling all around us.

Have you also experienced your feelings steering you in new directions? Have you been feeling that it is time for a new direction? Are you feeling a strong draw to interests you have had on the back burner for a while now?

On a lighter note, since I have not been going out much, I have forgotten about buying lottery tickets. My winnings have been the same as when I was buying tickets.

Another light note is that since walking is one of the few things we can do for exercise and enjoyment, lots more people are out walking now than usual and most of the people I see will smile, say hello or exchange brief conversations. It is quite nice that this is happening. Perhaps after this panic is over, more people will continue the habit of walking. What are other good developments you can see arising from all this?


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The photo above I took inside a botanical garden in Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. I just loved this art which looked like it was created with tiles.
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Working from home in my home office, I am available for calls via Skype, Facebook Messenger, Zoom or cell.

First of all, because I realize that many of you may be in the situation of having had your business shut down, I will happily work out a discounted price for anyone who is in a tight financial situation. So if you feel that I can help you and you would like to have a session, price will be no obstacle.

Second, my schedule is flexible to accommodate all of you. Appointments are available days, evenings and weekends. I have been doing this for years so that scheduling will present no obstacle for you.


You can find more special offers on my website https://www.magicalawakenings.com