Visit from Papa

Sometimes when we dream we dream of loved ones who have since passed. Sometimes those dreams feel so real, just like a real interaction, and most of the time they are.

My Papa was actually my Great Uncle, but he’s always been my Papa ever since I can remember despite that fact I had a wonderful grandfather, his brother-in-law. Hopefully I haven’t confused you… but growing up my sister and I would travel to Reno, NV to spend the summers with our Grannie & Papa and he would always give us talks of wisdom about life, the importance of education, and money management to name a few; ultimately he was preparing us for adulthood. Unfortunately he passed away when I was 12 so I’ve always felt like I needed his guidance, yet he has never left me.

When I was around 15 or 16 I had a very very vivid dream of him. I was in an open field of waving green tall grass. The air was perfect, nice with a comfortable breeze when I smelled the scent of his cologne. His scent was very specific. I turned around to find him right by my side. He spoke to me with urgency and sorrow. He kept repeating that  “it was unfair, it was unfair but everything will be okay, this will make you stronger”, like he was preparing me for something, warning me about something to come. Not long after my mother had her first manic episode that I could actually remember and the roles changed from adult to child to child to adult; I had to grow up quick and make sure that my mom had the proper care she needed. He was right.

Papa doesn’t visit often but when he does he always has a message to gift me so it didn’t necessarily surprise me when he found me again last night.

In my dream I was walking within a busy strip mall trying to find coffee when I came across this house with an older man sitting on the porch. I felt drawn to the house although I did not recognize it, I followed my instinct and it led me to my Papa. He turned around and said, “I’ve been waiting for you”. I felt excited to see him because I miss him, naturally. I asked him what he meant and he told me it was time for me to know…

My Grannie was one of my favorite people, beside my grandmother (her sister) because she was so fashionable, so entertaining, just someone I resonated with. When she passed it was sad naturally but it was even sadder because she suffered from dementia before she passed. It had gotten to the point that I stopped visiting her in the convalescent home she resided in after suffering a stroke because it broke my heart seeing her in the condition she was in. Anyways, this is what my Papa wanted to talk to me about….. he explained that the reason why I haven’t been visited by her was because the state of mind that she was in when she passed made her believed that myself along with her family  had abandoned her before she passed and that she’s still in that state of mind in spirit. It’s interesting that he would tell me this, the day of her sister’s funeral…..

I initially brushed this off as just a dream until I had a conversation with one of my co-workers this morning. He, we’ll call him Mr. Suave, comes and chats with me from time to time and this morning he talked me to me about his family and in particular his Uncle Rick. When he described his uncle, the resemblance of character was identical to my Papa who in reality was my great-uncle, I knew then this wasn’t a dream but an actual visit!

Spirit communication during the time the body sleeps is not uncommon because it’s an active time for the mind to be awake, for the soul to listen and understand. Some people will read this and think it’s all part of my subconscious mind playing itself out but spiritually grounded people will understand and appreciate this truth I present.

Your Image is Your Role in Society

Do you represent what you preach, or are you a walking hypocrite hoping to fill in the shoes of your favorite author or person you see on tv? What is it about your persona that drives people in your direction and does your passion always shine through?

These are questions I ask myself in attempting to display my many messages to society. Displaying confidence in what you are speaking out about is key for society to resonate with you. As I write this I am being reminded of this as well. I struggle with confidence from time to time, hey I’m human it happens! Yet, I’m honest about it, because I’m no where close to being perfect. What’s perfect anyways?

THE PURPOSE

Studying and experiencing, it’s what I do. In order to be of help for others I need to know what I’m talking about. I need to understand how it feels, I know it’s the Empath in me, but all and all I need to be able to be in the expert of my image. Last night my younger cousin reached out to me because of the experiences she’s been having. She’s actually the reason I am writing this. She’s experiencing mediumship abilities which is AWESOME! She knows that I have such experiences and knowledge so I can  help explain some things to her. My image is what she saw and my image allowed her to reach out to me. I want to be someone that anyone can reach to. 

I am that someone. 

I possess the knowledge, and I can assist others spiritually, emotionally, and metaphysically. 

I have the experience and I have the knowledge. Just like you, I too can do anything I put my mind and energy into.

Disclaimer: I found this picture on my Pinterest and felt it matched this post so perfectly!

Spiritual education (Mediumship Course) received from Morris Pratt Institute

Bachelor’s of Metaphysics received from:The University of Metaphysics
 

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Combining Spiritualism & Metaphysics for Counseling and Healing

Throughout my life I always felt different and separated from the mainstream of society. I never conformed because it just never felt like it was something for me to do. When I was 23 year young I came across a Spiritualist church in the Sacramento area. I didn’t know what to expect but was open to the new experience. From the moment I stepped in the service I found a home I had been searching for. After a few months of attending I decided to join the church and began taking Mediumship courses under the Morris Pratt Institute educational courses. My goal was and is still to possess a certificate in Mediumship. Since I am a life learner certificates, diplomas, and degrees are always worthwhile to pursue. This course is not easy. I’ll talk about this process in another blog, I’m getting side tracked as I often do…. but yes, Spiritualists hold strong to their beliefs and do not believe in engaging in any other source than from Spirit for spiritual guidance. That means no tarot/oracle card readings, no palm readings, or astrological readings, because they DO NOT CONSTITUTE THE EXISTENCE OF LIFE AFTER DEATH. I can dig that.

A Spiritualist as defined by the National Spiritualist Association of Churches (NSAC) Spiritualism Defined as

“one who believes, as the basis of his or her religion, in the communication between this and the Spirit World by means of mediumship and who endeavors to mould his or her character and conduct in accordance with the highest teachings derived from such communication”.

This is what I believe, but it is not all that I accept as my truth. See, I never want to be set in one particular area because they’re so much more to learn. So much more to learn that I’m always hoping to learn truth that I feel resonates with my higher self. I didn’t have to search for too long before I was introduced to the subject of Metaphysics.

Metaphysics as defined by the University of Metaphysics (which I am a student of) states

“The word Metaphysics comes to us from Ancient Greece, a combination of two words: Meta meaning over or beyond and physics meaning the physical, material world.  Thus, the combination refers to such concerns that are beyond or transcend the material world. In the common way of speaking, such questions are considered religious, spiritual, or possibly philosophical, depending on the person asking them.Metaphysics contributes a fundamental level of understanding derived from experience and advanced intuitive knowing on how things “really are.” However, when considered from the spiritual perspective, Metaphysics is not only the pursuit of Truth; it also offers service to the greater good of humankind.”

Metaphysics on the contrary supports other instrumental tools for spirit communication because of the philosophy behind the instruments being used. Instruments as earlier described, palm reading, tarot/oracle reading, and etc.

So how can these two be combined to service others one might ask? Both constitute and demonstrate spiritual perspectives in how they serve others, yet one is more stringent than the other and neither one is better than the next it just really depends on the community and what the needs are in terms of spiritual needs. Like I said before, I need to have options and knowledge galore. I love both concepts and plan to incorporate both when I enter into the world of mental health counseling after graduation  some day in the future. I can see it happening, it will happen! That is called affirmative thinking, a metaphysical concept!

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I am a Spiritualist… ok but what does that mean?

I can’t seem to focus today and this topic has been weighing having on my spirit so I guess it’s time to enlighten. Spiritualism is not a new concept but it isn’t as ancient as the main religions in today’s world. As I child I would see, feel, and hear things that scared me. I didn’t know what or why I was experiencing what I was and I hated it! It wasn’t until a week before the passing of my Grandfather that I learned to accept the “scariness” and learn from it.

Spiritualism is a religion, philosophy, and science that involves the realm of spirit. What does that even mean you may ask? You, and everyone who reads this is a form of spirit. We are pure energy and when the physical body disintegrates the energy of the spirit is transformed into another form of itself. In the astonishing words of Albert Einstein, “Energy can neither be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another“. If we open our minds and think in terms of open-mindedness and spiritual reality, we realize this is true. So if this is true then what…..???

Spirits are always around us, we live in parallel existences to one another. Since we are spiritual beings having a human experience, we all have the innate ability to experience spiritual phenomena, however the mind often will interfere and rationalize things. Have you ever felt like you were being watched but turn around to find no one there, or felt the coldness upon entering a room for no particular reason, or even dreamed about a loved one who has since passed over into spirit? If so, congratulations you have experienced spiritual phenomena, energetically. I feel Spirit often and until I really understood what was going on I suffered from great anxiety because I didn’t understand. After the passing of my Grandfather I decided to find people who were like me, that’s when I found Spiritualism.

I understood the concepts, I understood the phenomena, I finally felt I made it “home”. If I were asked, well do you believe in God, the answer would be, well what is your definition of God? If we are taught that we are the children of God, of Spirit, then we must too be God and of Spirit. Would that satisfy your question?

I now live my life to emulate myself spiritually. I’m not perfect because no human being is but I aim to show instead of tell how spiritually grounded I am. I’m the young hippie always talking about energies, feelings, dreams, and auras to sum up my main topics of conversation. I even take metaphysical courses to broaden my awareness along with study other religions. If you happen to stumble across this blog and have more questions or positive comments please feel free to drop me a line or few. 🙂