I love being a medium and feel blessed that I not only recognize but also know how to apply my intuition. I also believe YOU, yes YOU, are also a medium. The motivation for normalizing mediumship is two-fold. Selfishly, the mother in me wants my intuitive daughter to live in a world that embraces her gift. The humanitarian in me wants everyone to utilize their intuition because it makes life easier and more fulfilling.
Unfortunately, while connecting to one’s intuition makes life “easier” in the long run, it isn’t always a comfortable ride to get there. It can, and often does, hurt!
Last week I received a reminder of the upcoming Holistic Chamber of Commerce conference in Manhattan Beach, CA. While the conference was appealing because it advertises and will provide tremendous content that I could apply to my business, I did not intend on attending. California is quite the hike!
But when I heard my phone buzz and saw the reminder e-mail, something caused me to click the link to find out more. Perhaps it was because I had twenty minutes to kill before my next client arrived. Perhaps it was the curiosity to see who they had added to their speaking line up. Perhaps it was the universe prodding me. Whatever it was, I clicked the link.
In my book, I talk about Cara and her intuitive daughter, Paige. Paige connects with her deceased grandfather and uncle (and even her uncle’s favorite poochie!). These interactions make Cara uncomfortable as the details she shares regarding these family members is alarmingly accurate and leave Cara uncertain how to respond.
There are many open-minded parents who find themselves in these situations. When asked, I always tell them to be inquisitive and supportive of their child’s gift. Most importantly, don’t be alarmed, frightened or give any indication to the child that their interaction is abnormal. Easier said than done I realized when I recently found myself in a similar situation.
It happened the other day while my daughter and I were cuddling before bed, she pointed at my t-shirt and said, “Da-fin.”
During the autumn months, my phone rings off the hook with people looking for readings and advice regarding how to deal with things that are going bump in the night. This never surprises me as I wrote in this Blog, the “veil” is thin. In the fall, it is easier for Spirit to communicate with us causing people to fear the paranormal activity they are experiencing (advice calls) or have a greater desire to communicate with their loved ones (increased readings).
I know all this. I expect an increase in calls. I expect my “waiting room” to be more full. I even expect to see more Spirits when I am running errands. What I don’t expect is for more “bumps” in the night IN MY HOUSE. But, that’s exactly what I’ve been experiencing recently.
It all started a few weeks ago...
While I get teary eyed over the thought of my daughter entering pre-school (she starts next week), many parents are giving a collective sigh of relief that their kids are going back to school. Summers are filled with fun and excitement with carnivals, road trips and late nights. All of this activity disrupts a family’s routine and by the end of summer, the lack of routine can be uncomfortable (hence the excitement for the beginning of school).
Unfortunately, getting back into a routine with the start of school can be a challenge. The new school year and its accompanying afterschool activities such as sports and homework have people going rushing from place to place. Until a family gets back into a routine, this chaotic energy is uncomfortable for all individuals. It is especially uncomfortable for those children sensitive to energy.
As intuitive (all) children go back to school, parents often see behavioral changes such as disrupted sleep, outbursts, exaggerated fears, etc. Because of this, during this time of year I get calls from parents looking for assistance. Several friends have already asked!
Being asked has always been strange. My daughter has never been to school so as a parent, I have no recommendations. Not only that, I’ve been blessed in a couple ways where I haven’t had to cross that bridge. For one, my daughter has always slept through the night. Even as an infant when she was nursing, I would get up, feed her and she would fall right back asleep. The whole process took no more than 15 or 20 minutes. And being self-employed, both my husband and my schedules are flexible and allow her to follow her own routine. We don’t have to hustle in the morning to drop her off at daycare or a sitter before going to a nine to five job. Rather, we can let her sleep until she wakes up as I’ve arranged my schedule to accommodate her. I don’t see clients until the afternoon, so there is no rush in the morning.
I realize, however, my friends and clients don’t ask me my thoughts because I’m a parent. They ask me because I’m a medium. And in many cases, they have tried the recommendations their mom friends and even health care providers have offered and they are still struggling. So as a medium, my recommendation is always to balance the child’s energy. The best way to do that? Get a good night’s sleep. I know this can be easier said than done, but here are a few tips that can help.
Hope that helps! Good luck as the school year begins!!
Tonight there will be a full moon. If you follow my Facebook page, you know that I routinely post articles about astrology, usually around the full and new moons, mercury retrograde and eclipses. I’m not an astrologer, so why do I post about it? Simply stated, astrology is AMAZING. The pull that the alignment of the planets exert on us and the impact these forces have explain many positive and negative interpersonal interactions as well as circumstances that arise in our lives. For example, astrology explains why my husband and I get along so well – we are both Aquarius. It also explains why we had issues closing on our house in 2010. At the time, mercury was retrograde. We ended up signing our closing papers the day after mercury went direct. Coincidence? I think not!
You may now be asking, if astrology explains so much, why haven’t I become an astrologer. There are several reasons…
For one, I’m lazy. Astrology is a science. Understanding one’s zodiac sign, let alone the rising and moon signs, is just the beginning. When I picked up a copy of Alan Oken’s As Above So Below, a book to learn Astrology 101, it was over 300 pages with VERY tiny print, I realized astrology may not be for me. Astrologers (good ones) have spent hours training to not only understand but also apply the concepts of astrology. I was, and am not, prepared to put the hours into learning this skill.
Not only am I lazy, I believe and have witnessed how the alignment of the planets impacts each individual and humanity as a whole, I have a stronger conviction that each individual has free will. Our destinies ARE NOT written in the stars. One CAN and often DOES overcome the pull of the planets. The reason I never went deeper is I know I am susceptible to placing too much emphasis on the power of the planets and forget that I, and ultimately you my clients, have free will.
So now you may be questioning, “If you fear relying on astrology too heavily, why do you follow it at all?” It’s simple. I know the planets will have an impact on me whether I believe in it or not. This is evident every mercury retrograde when my husband’s phone is ringing off the hook. He is an IT consultant, and like clock-work, every mercury retrograde his clients have trouble with their computers or network and need his help. Do his clients know that mercury is retrograde and that technological troubles are a known disturbance that occurs during mercury retrograde? Nope. Are they being impacted? The phone calls speak for themselves.
Since the planets are going to have an impact, I feel it is important that I know what is going on astrologically. Especially since I have found that astrological events tend to have a greater impact on energetically sensitive or intuitive individuals (like myself). Being aware of the astrological occurrences allows me to prepare for both the positive and negative. Most importantly, I CAN and often DO use the alignment of the planets for my benefit. In fact, so can you!
How do I use these energies to my benefit? Let’s take tonight’s full moon as an example. I’ll be placing some of my crystals out in the moonlight. This allows them to soak up the positive energies emitted by the moon. I will also make sure I find time to meditate. Just as the full moon brings light through the darkness, meditating during this time can also help an individual find clarity. Lastly, I may smudge my office or house. Full moons are a great time to clear out old energy – who knows, since it’s garbage day I may even find myself doing a little bit of purging.
Since I’m not an astrologer, I’m uncertain of the specific energies of this full moon… so there are more things I could do to tap into this energy that I’m missing. There are some great astrologers out there that could tell you more. I encourage you to keep your ears open, and I’ll keep posting!
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.