Wednesday, July 10, 2013

What is it like to be an Empath? What does it mean?



  I'm sure you've heard the term "Empath" at one time or another or even hearing that someone has empathy. What is an "Empath"? An Empath is a person who possesses the psychic ability to really FEEL emotions, physical pains and even thoughts. Mainly an Empath feels these things coming off of another person, place, or even objects if it contains enough energy. There are many facets to this ability that it can really make one's head spin or feel as though they are going crazy.

  I am an Empath myself and I can tell you that before I learned how to shield myself, I picked up on a whole lot of emotion and energy that was not mine that would cause me to have very hard times. Example, going to work if not shielded, I can feel the emotion in the room or if someone in the room's emotion is particularly strong and nasty, sad, or happy, I can feel it and it begins to feel as though it is mine after a period of time. It's one of those "I'm really upset but have no idea why". It can be very toxic if one does not learn how to control it.

 If you have ever been around others and suddenly feel things that are not normal for you and you have no idea why you are feeling that way, you may have abilities of your own. Have you ever suddenly thought about someone a whole lot out of nowhere to find out shortly after they were thinking of you heavily and perhaps wanted to see you or call you? This also works with deaths. If someone you were close to passes and you haven't seen them in years then you may very well start to think of them very strongly or dream of them only to find out they passed away. Why is this? Well not only empathy in play here but they can also visit us after passing to say goodbye only at the time we don't know it.

 Being an Empath can be very tiring at times, very frustrating, and also joyous depending on the circumstances. How do you learn to control it so it doesn't control your daily life? Well speaking for myself, I call Archangel Michael every single morning when I am driving on my way to work. I ask simply "Michael please shield and ground me so that any and all negativity just bounces right off and also so that nothing upsets me to the point of anger". This technique works VERY VERY well. You have to do it pretty much every day otherwise you are likely to backslide and start picking up on things that you really may not desire.

 Can this be used when investigating haunted locations? DEFINITELY!! If you want to focus on what you are doing or conducting without any sort of distraction from the emotions around then you may want to employ this method. I am sure there are other methods of Shielding or something similar according to your belief system and I strongly suggest you do it and do it every day!!! You will notice such a difference you won't believe it.

  I've gotten so far with my method that even if someone is sitting next to me crying, the shield keeps me strong so that I don't fall apart. It really helps as a Psychic Medium when you are reading for a client that has many emotional things going on. It's easier for us to stay strong and hold it together. I've had many sick people approach me and believe me, before I used to shield , I was a train wreck of tears and sniffles. Now I can hear what they have to say, be around them and keep my eyes totally dry and able to share my strength with them instead which is typically what they desperately need.

  All in all being an Empath can be very helpful as you can "feel" what is going on in situations you are in on a daily basis and know when to use caution BUT if you use Shielding, you will still notice it but it will not effect you.

  For all you Empaths out there just like me, Love & Light! I know exactly how you "Feel"  :)

~Jen~

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Astral Travel




Photo provided by: http://www.themindunleashed.org



  What is Astral Travel? It is the act of your spirit or soul leaving your body for a short period of time to travel anywhere it is called or chooses to travel to. More of a definition can be found on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astral_projection

  What happens to you when you Astrally Project yourself? Well that is all up to the person and there are many theories as to where you go, when, why, etc. Some people have it happen to them randomly and others do it on purpose to go travel to different locations, remote viewing, dreams, or even different realms. Ideally there is a sort of spiritual rope that ties you to your body so you can always go back to your body at any point in time.

  Interestingly enough I myself, have had "out of body" experiences. Mine were mostly during a dream state which is supposedly an ideal time for the travel. You are most relaxed mentally and physically which allows for your spirit to exit the body. Some people report a feeling of sleep paralysis as their spirit exits the body and also upon it's return. It's a temporary feeling and only lasts a mere few seconds.

  Where would you go? Well some people like to visit loved ones, some people like to visit places they've never been, etc. What I do know is that in mine I visited with someone who is very much alive also. We met and had a whole experience together. Everything was very vivid and I could remember all the conversations we had. Dreams typically are very difficult for me to remember as the mind goes in so many different directions in your sleep that it's hard to pinpoint specifics. You dream more than you actually think you do. It's that we don't remember most of it. When Astrally Travelling, you remember every detail and you also will awaken feeling exhausted because essentially you were up all night. It's a very unique experience to have indeed.

  Many people have become not only accustomed to doing this travel on a regular basis but it comes easy for them like breathing. They have long practiced the art of Astral Travel and can do it at the blink of an eye when the rest of us either do it by accident or do it while in a sleep state. Either way it is almost like a form of time travel. You can visit anyone you wish at any time and place.

  If you were aware that you had an innate ability to do this, where would you go? Who would you see? What would you do? The possibilities are endless. Did you know that while Astrally Travelling, you can also do a technique called "Dream Walking"? This is travelling into someone else's dream and interacting with them. I have not done that one so far but I have been pulled from a dream state into a situation that required rescuing lower end ghosts from a more malevolent one trying to hold them captive. I really don't know why or how they pull me but when it happens, it's very real and I wake up totally exhausted from having worked my butt off to get them safe or at least try. Sounds crazy I know but it's something I periodically experience and have come to accept it as somewhat normal for me.

  I would advise you that if you are going to try this, please read all the literature out there that you can. It's very interesting to do it and you can have a whole lot of experience as well as fun. There is SO much information on the web these days that you can find out anything you want. The link I placed under the photo is a great site to check out on this topic. I wish you luck my friends.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Shadow Figures




   Throughout the years we've all heard stories about people seeing a dark figure in which they can only describe as a black mass that has a shape of a large man and sometimes with a hat. What are these figures? The reality is that no one really truly knows what they are or for that matter; what they want. These creepy figures seem to appear to people randomly.

  In my own life, my very first experience was with a "Shadow Figure". Again, it was huge and appeared to have a male type figure. I do not recall a hat but I do recall it was blocking out the light in the hallway. I was home alone as a latch key kid and had been tinkering around with my things in my room. I don't remember what compelled me to look but I looked into the hallway and saw this "thing". I was terrified and froze sitting on my bed. I looked away because I wasn't sure what to do at this point. I heard keys in the front door as my mother was coming home. When I looked back into the hallway this figure was completely gone and the light was back. I never saw this figure again. That was the beginning of my paranormal world. What was this thing and what did it want with me? Was it evil? Was it just a figure of a former human being? These are all questions we have when we see these things.

  The truth is, we don't know what these things are. In all my years of study I have not gotten much information about these figures other than hearing people saying the same things over and over again. They describe almost the same thing that I experienced and have no other knowledge. Some of these have been known to attack people! I was fortunate enough that my mother came home when she did otherwise I am not sure what that thing may or may not have done to me. I didn't sense malice coming from it but I was terrified more that there was something in our apartment that I didn't understand and knew shouldn't be there.

  People have started to collect photos and video of these beings. It is interesting to me that so many people are having encounters with these figures. I just cannot help but wonder if they are former human beings or are they beings from another dimension we have not yet explored. There are so many theories out there that it really is hard to believe in just one. The reality is this, they are here and I would love to know what they are and what they want.

  Anyone with stories of their own, please feel free to share them. I find them all very interesting and raise more questions.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Ouija Board Harmful or Helpful?

                                                    (This is one of my own creations)

For many years people have debated on the topic of Ouija Boards. It is still considered to be a taboo topic but I want to know why? For years I have seen many people writing or talking about Ouija boards being evil or a vessel in which evil comes through. These people are absolutely convinced that to touch an Ouija is a danger for oneself and one's family. People are afraid to use such a simple tool.

Where the debate begins is people using it in their home in a seance' type of format. They sit in a circle and have two people each touching two fingers on a planchette (the pointer that moves from letter to letter to spell out what the ghost/spirit wants to tell you). They call upon those who have passed that might be either known to them or any random ghost that might answer. The problem is in most of these cases, they are not knowledgeable on how to protect themselves from the start and are leaving not only themselves open for things "not so nice" to come through them or even through someone else that is in the room that may not even  be participating. Here is where the danger has a possibility to come through. 

Many folks that go buy an Ouija board from a Spencer's or any other store that sells novelties. The Parker Brothers Ouija boards are among the most popular and most easily accessed. They retail for about $15 to $30. They are cheap because they are only thick card board with a print across the top. It comes with a little plastic planchette. Harmless right? Well the answer is YES. The board itself is NOT harmful. Think about it.... cardboard and plastic.... Those two are totally harmless. 

There are other types of Ouija boards out there on the market that are much more extravagant and much more expensive but the truth is, unless it's been imbued by a witch or someone that practices magic of any sort, it's harmless. What DOES bring danger through are the humans using it. 

I am speaking to you as a veteran Ouija Board maker and user. I have been doing this since I was 8 years old and have NEVER had anything unsavory happen nor have I had any unsavory things come through and cause problems for others. Most of the time I use them on my own in the safety of my own home. How do I make it NOT dangerous. The answer is very simple. No matter what religion or belief you have, there has to be some sort of  higher power that protects you, right? If you are an Atheist or Agnostic then this whole topic is a moot point to you as you don't believe anything can happen with these things SO, I am speaking to those who do have a belief system of some sort in tact. Now for those of you who pray, do magical practices, etc., surely you have one that you call to for protection more than others. I myself call upon Archangel Michael and my other Archangels as well as spirit guides for protection. 

When I use my boards, I only call to my spirit guides. Why you ask? Well the reason is flat out, Ghosts lie. I am not saying they all do BUT a grand majority of them will lie to you especially when you ask silly questions about your future. Here's the thing; Ghosts do NOT know the future as they are shadows of their former selves and are trapped here on our plane which means they do not have ANY special knowledge. If they have ANY knowledge about your present circumstances it is more than likely because they are living around you and are observing what anyone else can observe. That's how it works for them. That being said, they lie through Ouija Boards and they can also lie via Pendulums, Dowsing Rods, and even EVP's (Electronic recording of their voice). Without a pure Psychic divining then you will never know if they are being truthful to you or making up a story to either astonish you or scare you. 

Once again, I use my boards to contact my spirit guides as they are teaching me to listen to them more often.  They have given me many "heads up" on things that were getting ready to happen in my life. Some things were major and some not so major. So now your next question to me is: "But how do you know if it is your guides or if it's a ghost lying to you". Again, simple! I have been doing this for SO long, I know EXACTLY how my guides speak to me and if it ever deviates then I know instantly that it is NOT them. I call the spirit out and tell them to get lost. I remind them I am under protection of Archangel Michael and my Guides. Typically they go away and my guides will come back through.  It's like talking to a family member or friend over many years... if they came through, you would DEFINITELY know it's them by the way they talk. It's the mannerisms via language that gives it away.  

Back to the topic of the "evil" that can come through. Well here's the thing, if people who do not know how to protect themselves, or do NOT understand that most likely the ghosts they are trying to contact are not going to hold much info for them, then they ARE opening up themselves for something not so nice to come inside their body. THAT is where the real danger is. It doesn't matter if they are using an Ouija, Pendulum, Tarot Cards, or even themselves without a tool of sorts. THEY are the point at which nasty ghosts or even evil entities can come through and become a problem in their lives or as I mentioned earlier, a nasty force in someone else's life who was in the room when they did this ritual. Typically evil entities will prey on the weaker souls. 

The bottom line with Ouija use is, get educated, protect yourself and DO NOT mess around with it if you not know how or what you are doing. YOU can open YOURSELF or anyone with you to things that CAN and will harm you as well as others. BE CAREFUL! But do NOT be ignorant enough to say the board itself is evil. It is but a tool. Be careful folks! 

P.S. DO NOT take the boards, pendulums, tarot cards, etc. with you to Haunted locations unless you can do a protection ritual of some sort. If you don't know how to do it, please get someone who does to either join you or can do a ritual FOR you so that you don't pull through YOURSELF something that should NOT come through and stay with you. You CAN bring things home with you that you shouldn't. As a practice you really should never go to a Haunted Location itself without a protection ritual or prayer in the first place so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE protect yourself folks.