My childhood growing up in the suburbs of a small Michigan town was happy and rather uneventful, except for one thing—I experienced a lot of unexplained phenomena--mostly at night. I felt, heard, and saw things that I could not make sense of, and looking back with what I know now, I am sure Spirit had something to do with it. Groups of strangers had filled my bedroom on an uncomfortably regular basis, but my parents, understandably, chalked it up to my having an "overactive imagination."
I grew up believing in God but I could count on one hand the number of times I had attended church for anything other than a wedding or funeral in my early years. We said prayers at night but my family never really discussed religion or spirituality. Yet throughout my school years I always had an awareness of something "going on" just outside of our ordinary awareness. Sometimes that truth would surface in my high school writing assignments, where it was particularly well received by my philosophy teacher.
I was always drawn to helping animals and other people and throughout my life from adolescence had worked helping both. Eventually a series of unfortunate life events before the age of thirty led me into a personal crisis of such magnitude that I found myself lost and on a desperate search for faith--something to believe in and hang on to-- that could keep me afloat during my despair and help me find a way out. Sadly, I had not been one to turn to prayer, but during this time I began to pray with all my being.
Prayer is powerful. I soon began to see and feel rapid changes in and around my life. The darkness had dissipated. Because of the powerful changes I was experiencing I was absolutely convinced of the reality of higher powers that can protect and guide us. Simultaneously I began experiencing a heightened intuition while doing my therapy work with clients. It was clear I was ultimately being called to utilize my natural-born gifts. I could accurately and almost immediately sense my clients' health and medical issues—and most significantly, knew the unhealed emotional traumas and thought patterns which contributed to them. It wasn’t long before I could feel the distinct personalities of my clients’ loved ones who had passed away as they began to step forward on occasion with messages of love and healing in the midst of a counseling session.
Working in the metaphysical realm is not easy work. However it is something I felt called to do as the TRUTHS being revealed to me were so powerful I felt I could never turn my back on them. Yet, after embracing this for a number of years, and working as an "intuitive therapist", I grew restless and carried a gnawing discontent. I was hard on myself for not enjoying my work more, and I came to the conclusion that I needed to back off on the "spiritual" and metaphysical aspects of my work. It was time, I decided, to present myself as more “mainstream” to grow my counseling business. On a whim, I even considered changing course altogether and looking into a nursing career. However, Spirit had other plans!
A friend’s adolescent daughter who had recently passed of a brain tumor began to speak to me every night—with her charismatic personality and spunk on full display. I was stunned, and she was persistent. She was insistent I reach out to her mother. I finally began writing down the detailed messages she shared with me. The messages came every night for a while, and this girl’s mother validated every one. With the support of this powerful adolescent spirit, I was guided (and at times pushed ) to make connecting with the other side my life’s work. In many ways I am still a family therapist, but now I work with both the living and the deceased.
With love and blessings,
You are whole. You are not broken in any way. You are loved—always have been and always will be.
Your past does not define you. Your family does not define you. Your mistakes do not define you. Every new day is a chance to begin anew.
You are beautiful. You glow the brightest and feel the lightest when you embrace your uniqueness, whether it be in your physical body, your personality, your beliefs, your talents, or all of that and more. Delve into your authentic self and embrace it. You will absolutely SHINE from the inside out!
It’s time to let go of anger, resentment, guilt, overbearing sorrow, regrets. They can drag you down and make you appear like the walking dead! Your loved ones in spirit always tell me that they want for you to honor your life by really LIVING it!
It is always an incredible privilege and joy to help people from all walks of life reconnect with loved ones, friends and pets on the other side. It is my deepest desire that you find a sense of peace and closure knowing that our loved ones continue to support, guide, and love us from the other side.
Blessings always, and in ALL Ways,