A few years ago, it seemed like everyone I knew was getting married. We’ve now moved into the “Age of Babies.”
Despite being told by medium after medium that a little girl was in my future, I never really understood the desire to have babies.... Babies are NOISY, smelly, and expensive, not to mention a parent can forget about ever sleeping soundly through the night again or spending frivolously on themselves. That being said, having a baby was never something I saw as my purpose.
That doesn’t mean I don’t like babies. I have been very happy for my friends who welcomed their little bundles of joy into the world. And thoroughly enjoy buying gifts for the little rugrats. I even empathize for those women who desire a child but struggle to conceive.
That has been the case with two of my closest friends. 2013 was a roller coaster for them as they tried time and time again but conception continuously eluded them. About half way through the year, both were about ready to give up. It was at that time Spirit spoke. The message? “They are coming, THREE at the same time.”
The only word I could utter in that moment was “Shit….” followed very quickly by, “Hell’s NO!”
How could Spirit honestly believe the three of us would be pregnant at the same time? Don and I had decided we weren’t having children – and it was completely unfair to tie the children together. But the message kept coming (check out future blogs to see how!) and the guilt set in. Although they told me, “Dawn it’s not your fault,” their looks said otherwise. So after being barraged with the message and seeing my friends’ continued disappointment. Don and I decided to give Spirit three months during which we wouldn’t prevent anything, but we also would facilitate it figuring if it happened, it’s meant to be... if not, Spirit tough luck you had their chance.
In early January, my friend was surprised to find out she was pregnant! It happened without her evening trying. From that point on, every time I shuffled my deck of tarot cards, the three of cups jumped out at me with the message – three at the same time.
It was on January 17th, the message took its next step at becoming reality. I… am… PREGNANT.
Needless to say, my other friend is doing a dance for joy right now knowing that it will happen soon – three at the same time was what was prophesized afterall! And, the three of cups still keeps popping out… with a new message: “Leo, Virgo, Libra – perhaps Sagittarius?” We’ll see!
And for those of you who are wondering, my biggest fear right now is… will my baby start talking to me from the womb? And what do I do then??
When I started my career as a professional medium, I knew that if I was going to succeed I needed to be part of the Evolving Essence Psychic Fair that takes place at the Hearthstone Manor. Any reader worth their weight was on that fair! And, four years ago, after a couple of years of participating in small psychic fairs across New York State, I was invited to participate. I remember thinking, “I’ve made it!!”
As I prepare for this year’s fair season, it’s hard to believe it’s been four years! I vividly remember shopping for table decorations at JoAnn Fabric, packing my suitcase for the show, getting to the Hearthstone Manor early to line up with the other readers to ensure I would get the “perfect” spot, and then once the doors opened rushing to find and snag it.
Thanks to my guides, my first show I was able to snag a spot in the middle of the back wall right across from the entry doors smack dab between two well known readers… PRIME REAL ESTATE. As I staked my claim, I received a looks that said the following “Who are YOU?” and “What makes you think you deserve that spot? Who do you think YOU are?”
I’d been warned about the fair politics and wasn’t surprised by these glances. I ignored them and continued to quietly set up.
That first weekend at the Hearthstone Manor psychic fair was a whirlwind and I opted to keep to myself. That is until I was invited to dinner with the “crew.” At that time, many of the readers would go to Alton’s diner after the show to kibitz… I was very excited they invited ME! And I readily agreed.
That evening I felt myself transform from an amateur to a professional. I was playing in the “big leagues!” The other readers accepted me as their peer and more importantly I saw myself as their equal. Since then the relationships have continued to grow, and many have gone from my peers to my friends. So as I prepare for the upcoming fairs, I look forward not only to a successful season but to seeing my friends.
Nine years ago, I received the best birthday gift I could ever ask for. Daphne Lyn, a four legged baby girl with a fur coat, entered my life.
I had just turned 24 and had completed the three most challenging years of my life. I’d been in a traumatic car accident which resulted in me being unable to return to school and graduate with my classmates; lost contact with many of my friends; been through intensive physical, occupational, speech and vision therapy; had my driver’s license revoked due to visual restrictions (I’m legally blind); was dragged through the mud during a stressful court case; and, on top of that my cat, Sterling – a silver long-haired cat I’d had since middle school passed suddenly (in my arms no less!).
I was lost. But, I was also hopeful. It was a new year, a new beginning. The court case had settled and had been favorable. My therapy had been scaled back and was much less intensive. And, my mother (whom I was living with) had agreed to allow me to get a dog.
Lonely, I’d decided I needed a companion and decided to get a pug. I searched the penny savers and bees for available puppies. After reaching out to several breeders, a breeder in Farmersville indicated she had a litter that was born on November 26th (the week Sterling died!) with one female puppy that was unspoken for. The puppy would be available on January 22nd, my birthday! I knew then, this was the one for me!
I was right. The signs had pointed me to this little angel and from the moment my mom and I saw that little face, Daphne stole our hearts.
As she grew, from a playful puppy to a feisty dog, so did our relationship. And, then she did something unexpected. She started talking…. At first I thought it was just me giving her expressive looks a voice, but then I realized that it wasn’t me… but her. She’s a special girl and I don’t know where I would be without her. Happy Adoption Day Daphne!
For more about Daphne, stay tuned for upcoming blogs…
This weekend I received an amazing reading with the incomparable Reverend Amanda K Renzi. She’s a newish reader to the psychic fair circuit who has developed her own unique way of reading dubbed the Serengeti Stones®.
Yes… I get readings too! Why you may ask? Because, one of the unfair caveats of being a psychic medium is you can’t read for yourself. I can peek into the future for others but can’t peek into the future for myself – it goes against free will and the whole personal gain thing.
That being said, sometimes I have to check in with Spirit through someone else. Unfortunately for that someone else, I’m the WORST sitter.
I am skeptical. I have high expectations, it takes a lot to impress me AND I expect the “WOW” factor and detailed specifics. In addition to that, not only do I interrupt the reader (unable to keep my mouth shut), but I will often not claim the message and tell the reader that they are wrong all the while making disapproving faces. Basically, I’m a pain in the ass and I dread any sitter that is like me!
Why would I get readings if I’m going to be a doubting Thomas? What the unfortunate reader who has to deal with me often doesn’t know is… once I let the message stew for awhile – it usually makes much more sense and the reader is right (maybe not about everything, but there is usually a nugget I needed to hear).
At this point you may be thinking, "poor Reverend Amanda"! Fortunately for her, I was on my best behavior on Sunday! It also helped that her reading was not only spot on, but because it was so different I was enthralled.
What’s her reading like? Well, I was instructed to pick seven stones from a pouch. I chose turquoise, garnet, malachite, green zebra jasper, unakite, kunzite, and peacock ore. These stones were then (based on the order they were chosen) aligned with each of my seven chakras starting at the Root. She spoke of the strengths and properties of the stones and how these properties aligned with my own strengths. I was amazed at how accurate she was… it was as if she could hear what goes on in my head (a scary thought!). After that, she had me drop the stones on a board she had created with various animal archetypes around. Depending upon how the stones scattered depicted the harmonies and disharmonies or struggles in my life. FORTUNATELY, I was relatively balanced. What was interesting however, the kunzite aligned with my third eye fell deep within the peacock realm and the zebra jasper aligned with my solar plexus fell well within the zebra’s territory. According to Reverend Amanda, this depicts a struggle between showing my feathers, or true nature, and the desire to remain camouflaged and remain centered. This is a struggle I face every day as although I am a medium, I am just like you and I don’t want to shout it from the rooftops all the time (although according to Reverend Amanda… I will probably be doing a lot more of that!)
On New Year’s Eve, my husband and I created vision boards (available on Instagram @revdawnlynn). As a family we are dreaming of a getaway to someplace warm maybe Puerto Rico, putting money away in a savings account, eating more veggies, exercising more, instituting a game night once a month and several other things.
I was also instructed by my guides to make a vision board for my business. Clarissa, my primary Spirit Guide, has been pushing me to come out of my shell and increase my presence in the public and online. After finding a perfect image for this, I resigned myself to doing it in 2014… My thought at the time was, “Just because I say 2014 doesn’t mean I have to do it immediately, I’ll worry about it in November… that is eleven months away!”
I should have known better!! On New Year’s Day (less than twenty-four hours later mind you!), a friend of mine who had offered to assist me in the filming of my first YouTube video sent me a text to see if I wanted to film then! My Spirit Guides certainly didn’t waste any time! Over the next couple of days we proceeded to coordinate a time, and after a house party ended early on Saturday we sat down and filmed.
In total it took about four hours, during which most of the time was spent getting me comfortable in front of the camera. After filming, Hilary stated “Phew!! What a relief! I have to tell you that I have felt compelled and anxious since the beginning of the year. Someone or something has been pushing me to get this done. To be honest, I didn’t want to do this tonight but someone was pushing me and wasn’t going to let me go home!!”
Michelle, a friend who was sitting in on the filming promptly responded, “Oh… you were feeling the wrath of Dawn’s guides. They are PUSHY!!”
Not surprisingly, like me, my guides can be insistent. Unfortunately for my friends, my guides’ pushiness is really my fault. As I tend to ignore my guides advice believing I know what is best for me (I know, foolish right?), my guides recruit (aka push) my friends to prod me… it’s a game we play and unfortunately for Hilary, she was the latest pawn.
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Dawn Lynn is an EveryDay medium. She lives and breathes via her intuition, which as a fourth generation intuitive from a family of Spiritualists came easily. Her abilities became apparent in early childhood and were cultured by a supportive family. Through her Blogs and Vlogs, she wants to help you become the EveryDay medium too.