Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Please help my daughter

My 12 year old daughter is suffering as she has the vision of those that have not moved on. The spirits are becoming more visible and calling her name. She is afraid she's losing her mind and I know she's not. I dont know how else to help her, someone has to help. She is so confused and frustrated. Please help us.


Mental illness is rare in these cases, but I do normally like to rule out mental illness before I offer spiritual solutions. In this case I doubt that. Just be aware that if the voices are hostile or demand action from her, those aren't likely to spirits. With a child who is already sensitive about her mental state though you don't want to rush her off to the doctor as she's likely to take it the wrong way, such action could be more harmful than helpful. Just assure her that if for one minute you thought she was mentally ill, you would be the first to take her to the doctor, and that there is no shame in that, regardless.

As long as the spirits are simply trying to communicate with her, they are of no harm, tell her to tell them that she is too young and it isn't fair for them to try to communicate with her before she is ready. If they persist, tell her to tell them that they are dead, they have crossed over, and to seek out the light. If they still won't leave, tell them to seek out a funeral home, that eventually a portal will open and they can get to the light from there. Try some protective exercises first - try the White Light Exercise. If she is too uncomfortable with the idea, you can also speak to the spirits for her, even if you don't have the gift. You may not be able to hear them, but they can hear you. I doubt they mean to scare her, most of them are scared and confused themselves.

It's tough being 12 years old and feeling "different" (I should know!), it is hard enough at that age without seeing spirits. The most reassuring thing I can say to her is that everyone feels awkward at her age, and many people see spirits. I would ask her why she feels as though she is losing her mind? Would she think someone else was crazy if they heard or saw such things? Why is that? Then I would just listen. My wager is you find out she's told some friends who have teased her about it, or she's seen some skeptic on television who has put her thinking on that track. I would assure her that plenty of sane people see and talk to spirits all the time.

The more she resists, the more confusing and frustrating this is likely to be for her. The more she accepts it and sees it as no big deal, the easier it will get. Encourage her to seek your ear. Just listen - don't try to "solve" it for her or make it go away. Understand that she's going through a challenging period in her life - show interest, but don't make a big deal about it. The more "normal" you make it sound, the easier it will be for her to relax and feel more comfortable learning about her gift.

Find some stories about famous people who have visited mediums. Princess Diana was very fond of visiting psychics and mediums. Nancy Reagan had her own astrologer. Shirley MacLean is an Academy Award winning actress whose interest in these topics is well known - she's written books about it.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Psychic Tools Demand Respect - Guest Blog

Guest Blog by Danielle Doust of

Experiencing the Tools

Most psychics will prefer that you not touch their cards, for example, except perhaps to draw cards or to cut them. We will not leave a reading open… Because we respect the energy that is activated with the Tarot. If we must leave a reading for a time, we will typically cover the cards until we can get back to them. Over time, the tools we work with psychically acquire their own energy. Therefore Tarot cards, pendulums and other divining tools are usually wrapped in special cloths and kept in special places.

Respect comes from understanding the nature of the tools and the energy that we work with, and since I have witnessed their power time and again, perhaps respect comes from experience. It is through experience and testing that I recognized each tool attracts its own energy, the runes and the I Ching for example, are very different in feeling tone and offer a different perspective than the Tarot - yet all three will come up with similar, often related answers to the same question.

I experienced also that some Tarot decks and divining tools can work at much lower vibrational frequencies. For example, the Ouija Board attracts a great deal of lower astral energy and can wreak havoc if not carefully managed. I was shocked therefore, the first time I saw a Ouija Board on the shelf with toys and games in the kids' section of a local department store.

We have written a number of articles over the years about ouija boards, (search ouija boards on our site) but this next story is probably the best example of how talent and inexperience can make life very scary for budding psychics.

I was hoping I would get some help here as to what is going on. Ok, awhile back, my friends and I got together at my house to have a little fun with my brand new Ouija Board. The session started out fine, and we came across a spirit supposedly named "Evan". He appeared really enraged and we asked him if we should go, but he forbade us from leaving. We asked him if we could help him and if he could tell us what was wrong, and he said he was mad, of course. We asked him who he was mad at, and he spelled out "A". So we asked him if he was mad at Amanda, and the pointer immediately went to yes. Evan wouldn’t tell us why he was mad at her, he just said it was HER and not anyone else. He asked Skylar, myself, and Kaylee to remove our hands from the board because he wanted to talk to Amanda. He began threatening us and saying, "You All Need to Die" and such. Finally, after a long time of begging, he let us go. My friend Amanda called me in a panic as she was walking back to her house at 11 pm with Kaylee saying that there was someone following them. Of course, it was creepy and we didn't know what to do.

Later, my friend, Amanda, called me in a panic and told me that she saw a dark shadow go by her room when she was the only one home. I mean, at first, we both thought it was just a figment of her imagination, but then the next day at school, she told me that when she walked into her room, she saw a little boy (about 9 or 10) with black hair and pure black eyes with the faintest blue skin sitting next to her bed by a chair that had her Ouija Board in it. We didn't know what was going on. She told me that she’s tried to talk to him and he’s answered her, telling her his name was Eric. They had talked a lot since.

Soon, Amanda invited myself and Skylar over to her house because we wanted to just hang out. Before long, we started to all get this weird feeling that someone was watching us. And we walked downstairs then came back up. Right on the wall, there was a sticker that said "X4" on it and we had no idea what it meant because it wasn't there before and we were the only ones home besides her dad, he was outside. Then when we were downstairs again, Skylar and I heard someone sigh angrily, "Ughhhhh" and it was whispered in an angry male voice and her dad was still outside. We were freaked out, and so we ran back upstairs. Amanda suddenly got a really sharp pain in her side and when she looked down at her stomach, there was a long burnt mark/scratch shaped like "/". Later, Skylar got the same thing, except in an opposite direction. I, being the brains, put it together and noticed that the stickers meant something… The scratches, when put together, formed an “X”. We were all beginning to get really scared, wondering what the "4" meant. I convinced Amanda to try to contact Eric and ask him what was going on, and he told her that it was his father, Evan. He hated Amanda and wanted her out of "his" house. Evan wouldn't let me see him, but he let Skylar see him. Amanda asked him later on and he said he thought Skylar was me. But anyways, we came up with the idea to try to talk to Evan and find out what he wanted, so instead of using the Board, we closed off the stairwell and set Amanda's cellphone to record. We asked the spirit questions, and when we got the recording back, we heard in a deep man’s voice that sounded like it was underwater and choppy, "X4, X4, X4, X4 ... Get out... [some random stomping] ... Get back here ... [in a little boy voice] Hurry." And then the phone turned off. We were so scared and didn't know what to do, so we called my mom and asked her to pick us up immediately. Later, we found out what the 4 meant ... We stayed at Amanda’s house for 4 hours before we knew we had to leave.

Amanda hasn’t heard much from Evan or Eric since, but I was wondering, what happened? Did we cause something to happen by communicating through the Board? Or our imagination?


Thank you for your question, I want to start by saying yes, what you have done is opened the door to the spirit world through the board. This is not a game, it does work and you do invite spirits into your home by using this tool. Thnk of it this way. Open the door to the front of your house, put out an All are Welcome sign. That's what has happened. Now you must throw the board out and then say a prayer in each and every room of the house. Something simple as the Lords Prayer would work wonderfully. Make sure the board is tossed out.

Blessings, Jody

Jody makes a very good point - the trouble is that it is usually the lower frequencies, the troubled souls who decide they want to respond to the All are Welcome sign, they want a chance to play and kind of feed off the energy they can trigger in those who invite them in, since young people are naturally frightened of the unknown and will attract a lot of dark energy through their fear, spirits like this Evan will come through to take advantage of the opportunity to make trouble.
Ouija Boards are not toys, like every other psychic tool, our approach must be respectful in order to get useful insights and stay with the light.

Note from Brandi ... I personally recommend returning the Ouija Board back to the manufacturer Hasbro/Parker Brothers, with a note about your negative experiences. Don't just throw it out. Don't include a return address (you don't want it coming back to you). Let the company know that they are responsible and can accept the energies they are encouraging people to raise.

Hasbro, Inc., P.O. Box 200, Pawtucket, RI 02862.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Opening the Psychic Channels - Guest Blog

Guest Blog by Danielle Doust of

Psychic awakenings are exciting, energizing - and sometimes fearful. In order to move forward with our abilities, aspiring psychics and energy workers are challenged to confront their fears and learn how to protect themselves.

Following the path to psychic development requires some real study, as well as deep inner work, even for those who are naturally gifted. Because the work can be a bit scary, we often try to avoid playing with and learning about our abilities. Although, we can choose to ignore the signals that we need to learn about what is going on, and start practicing, as I and many others have discovered, eventually your abilities come and get you.

An opening may be forced upon you, as in this next story:

For as long as I can remember, I have been told by people with abilities of their own that I have psychic abilities. I never tried to cultivate my powers, but they began making their presence known on their own, I suppose. I began to have precognitive dreams. They would usually be nothing extraordinary ... just a conversation I was going to have or a page in a book I was going to read, just enough to make me do a double-take. A few years ago, I went to my first visit to a psychic with some friends. Again, the psychic informed me that I have abilities, and I told her about my dreams. She advised me that I have more than just dreams, but I was not willing to open myself up at that time. I laughed it off, because I was always unsure and afraid of whether I should open myself up (I was always told in church growing up that these kinds of things were evil ... something I came to learn that my family did not actually believe later on).

After a few more visits with a few more psychics telling me the same thing and also after learning from my mother that she had family growing up that were involved in white magic (healing), I decided to at least try some things. I decided to concentrate on the tarot, as I still did not have much faith in my own abilites. After months of working with books and reading the history and practicing, one night, on a lark, I decided to open myself up rather than rely on anything else and gave a friend a reading. I felt almost electrical and completely different, but also under that on my way home, I felt something else that I couldn’t describe. Once I had calmed down, I was going to bed and when I closed my eyes, all I could see were these swirly, shadowy shapes everywhere. I became scared and opened my eyes, but they were still there. The negativity I could feel was unbelievably oppressive and I was extremely frightened and didn't know what to do. I just knew that it was not something I wanted to be involved in, and as I had no one else to help me, all I could do was wait it out with the lights on in complete and utter fear, trying to block everything as best as I could. The books I had read and studied had no information on anything like what I had experienced. The next day, I gathered everything up and discarded it. I wanted nothing to do with what I had just experienced. I closed myself back up as well as I could and tried to go on with my life.

I am now feeling, though, a big push from within to reconnect with my abilities and I don't know what to do or how I can avoid something like that again. I, in fact, still have no idea what it was that I experienced. I was really hoping any of you could shed some light on this and maybe help me decide what to do now. I apologize for this being so long-winded, but I didn't know what would be pertinent information for you. Thank you in advance for any help you can give.


To Stay Open Requires That We Stay Clear

The charge Carrie felt while doing the reading is an indication that she had made a strong connection and had opened the channels to other dimensions ... but with those openings also come other entities that can travel down and attach themselves to any places in us that are functioning at a lower vibration ... what she missed in her research was the need for some ritual before and after the reading to protect against such events. The dark energy may have been energy she picked up from the person she was reading for. For natural healers, this is normal as part of the reading, for us to take away any dark energy we are exposed to in a reading.

That is why it is important to set the reading up properly with a prayer to call the highest and best energy to you in the moment, and then after the reading, to clear the energy. I go and wash my hands and go to the bathroom as my way of clearing, and I burn a candle throughout the reading to keep the energy moving off.

I suggested that Carrie follow that inner call, but first to take a class in meditation and even Reiki, read about psychic protection and learn how to keep herself clear in the work… to stay open, we must simply be aware, to set ourselves up properly for the work and then to be responsive to the need to regularly clear through meditation, energy work and prayer.

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