Guest Appearance

Hello everyone! Today’s post is going to be a brief one, but I wished to come by and share a link for any of you who might be interested. On Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of having a nice chat with the fantastic Edward Kelly on his paranormal podcast, “The Evil Scotsman”. Don’t let the name put you off, as there doesn’t seem to be an evil bone in the man’s body…but seriously…what a fun name! How could I pass up being a guest on a show with a name like that? I’m glad that I didn’t, because it was a true pleasure and I look forward to going back on the show again in the future.

*Warning- the theme song for the show has quite a bit of adult language. For those of you who might not like that, you might wish to skip the first bit and the very end. For me, it was an added bonus. What can I say? >:)

*Warning 2 – There are some audio issues, mainly to do with lag, which I suspect is a location thing more than anything else. His show is well worth listening to at any rate, and I’m not just saying that because he was nice enough to invite me on…seriously.

The link to my appearance is here: http://mixlr.com/the-evil-scotsman/showreel/theevilscotsman-with-special-guest-tracy-moore-pixiebaby1972/

Here is the link to his main page at mixlr.com, where you can listen live when he’s broadcasting as well as find his show reel off to the left of the page, to listen to archived shows: http://mixlr.com/the-evil-scotsman/

You can also connect with Edward on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/Eddkelly75

For A Good Time-Check Out The Malliard Report

If you’re a fan of the paranormal and like listening to a fast paced, interactive radio show, you really should check out The Malliard Report. This is the first time that I’ve come here to recommend a program, so that’s saying something. Not only does the host, Jim Malliard have some of the top guests in the paranormal community (as well as some relatively unheard of but cool ones), but he does it all in one hour. Another great thing about this show is that Jim doesn’t only focus on the serious side of things, he and his guests have a lot of fun and get to be themselves.

The show is live on Tuesday evenings at 9pm Eastern time, with a live chat which you can find here which starts at 8pm. The community there is a lot of fun. By clicking the link that I just posted in the last sentence, you can also listen to free streaming past episodes anytime.

The main site for the Malliard Report contains a nice listing of previous shows, where you can read descriptions and get a direct link to listen to specific episodes.

So, if you love the paranormal and an engaging host and listener base, you really should check it out. A lot of interesting material is presented in a really fun and  naturally flowing way.

5 Ways That Departed Loved Ones Communicate With Us

Most of us have had a feeling that someone who we love who has passed was trying to reach us at one point or another. While things like this have become more widely accepted than in the past by many, there is still a lot of uncertainty and even fear around contact from the other side. As someone who has been able to sense, hear and often see people who have passed since I was a young child I have had plenty of time to wrap my head around the idea and learn to let go of my early fears and uncertainty.

For those of you who have wondered if what felt like the presence of a loved one was real or in your imagination, I’m going to share a list of some of the most common ways that they reach out to us. Of course there are more than I’ll be sharing here, but hopefully these will help you to gain a better understanding and a little more confidence and ease when you feel that this is happening.

  1. Getting a whiff of a familiar scent with no other explanation for it being around. This can be in the form of a favorite cologne or perfume, cigarettes or cigars, breath mints or gum, or favorite flowers. The key is that these aromas are ones which are closely associated with a particular person. For example, my mother will reach out to me by letting me smell her favorite perfume and now, my father shows up with the scent of the gum that he always chewed on Sunday mornings on the way to church.
  2. Pennies or coins. Many of you have likely heard of pennies from heaven, and I’m here to tell you that this one is true. In the year that my mother passed away, I found three pennies, on separate occasions, in the middle of my bedroom floor with her birth year on them. The first one that I found blew my socks off, then pennies two and three while still amazing, served as more of a source of comfort than anything else. One of them was particularly comforting. I was going through a relationship breakup and was very upset. I’d been crying and went to grab more tissues, and there in my path was one of “her” pennies. While it was always better to have her there to give me one of her awesome hugs when something like this happened, it was wonderful to know that she was still there for me.
  3. Hearing their favorite song. Sometimes, a departed loved one will inform you of their presence through music. If you ever hear their favorite song just as you’re thinking of them chances are good that they are saying hello. Other times, you will hear their favorite song over and over everywhere you go. You’ll hear it at home as you get ready to go out, then you’ll hear it on in the car and then again over the system in the grocery store or restaurant. I like to think of this as their way of letting us know that they still keep tabs on our lives and what we do.
  4. Electronics acting up. People on the other side have the ability to use electronics as a way of letting us know that they’re around. Some examples of this are TV’s turning themselves off or on, lights flickering and phone messages. That last one can be a little disconcerting. About a year after my mom passed, my cell phone kept ringing but no number was coming up on the caller ID. As I’m not in the habit of answering calls like this, I tried to ignore it but it kept ringing. I noticed a voicemail had come in but before I could check it, the phone rang again. Annoyed, I answered it only to be greeted by broken static like an old radio that wasn’t quite tuned in right. Later, I checked the voicemail. To my amazement there was the broken static, but also my mother’s voice saying my name and then “it’s me”. I was able to play this message to another person before it was deleted from the phone.
  5. Physical sensations. This one can also be a little disconcerting when it happens, at least at first. Sometimes when you are thinking of your loved one and really missing them, it can feel as though someone has brushed their hand on your cheek or even given you a hug. More commonly, you may notice a change in the temperature in the air or feel the hairs on the back of your neck respond as they would when you get the feeling of being watched. If you feel uncomfortable with this one, especially at first, you are not alone. The first several times something like this happened to me, I was more than a little freaked out.

Over time, you will learn how to interpret occurrences like this and hopefully feel more comfortable with them. If you feel as though you might have the ability to communicate with those on the other side and could use a little help learning how to work with it, please send an email to pixiebaby1972@gmail.com and we can discuss whether I might be able to help you.

If you’ve had experiences that you’d like to share, feel free to leave a comment. I love hearing your stories!

Honoring Those Who Came Before

Bethany Cemetery 10-10-10 026The month of October is undoubtedly one of my favorite times of year. It is when we enter the phase of the year in which we go within…we nest…we tend to our home fires. It is also when the veil between our physical realm and that of the spirit realm is at its thinnest. As a person who is sensitive to spirit anyway, October tends to be a very active month for me. Honoring those who came before is something which is increasingly important to me and I know that it is for many of you too.

I have many people on the other side now…both of my parents, all of my grandparents, a sister, a daughter, friends, other family, and a few of my past loves. It is important to me to be mindful of them at this time…to pay them my respects…to remember. Not only that, I sometimes ask for them to enter my dreams and talk to me…to guide me as they would if they were still here. Some might think that this is all a figment of the imagination…or utterly ridiculous. To that I would say that the belief of the person experiencing something and the impact that it has on them is truly the only thing that matters if you think about it…regardless of your personal take on it.

For the past three years, I have lived in a building with A LOT of history…and therefore, a lot of spirit activity. It hasn’t been that many years that I have permitted myself to be open and receptive for any longer than the time that it used to take me to freak out. I’m just being honest here. This gift is not one which I’ve always had much comfort with…I used to keep it locked down tighter than tight. The funny thing about that is that no matter how tightly I though I had it locked away…it was always there anyway…there were always glimmers of things.

Over the past five years especially, I’ve had a big shift when it comes to not only accepting, but appreciating these parts of myself. My first year in this building was pretty crazy for me. As time went by, I have learned the ‘hot’ spots and the general tone of the energies in certain parts of this place. One spot in the building is a little tricky. There are times that you can be in this location and feel perfectly at ease…and at others…the air feels colder and there is a sense to keep on moving because someone/something unfriendly is there and it isn’t good to linger. Being able to prepare is so helpful…let me tell 4aa3b-flowers004you! Last year, I spent some time in various areas of my building acknowledging and honoring those still lingering…and it was good.There were other spots, like the one I talked about above that I simply went through acknowledging their privacy and expressing my respect for that.

This year however, I am mainly focusing on my ancestors and loved ones on the other side. The desire to connect with them is strong. It isn’t that I am closing off to others…because that’s just not the way that I am. This is the first year in my journey that I feel ready and prepared to truly honor and thank my loved ones. I’ll be doing some special things for them on an altar this year…putting out some of their favorite things. I’ll even be preparing some of their favorite meals in remembrance.

Do any of you have special things that you do to honor those on the other side?

 

Zener Cards

Zenner Cards

I’m not sure if you are familiar with these cards or not, but many have at least seen them. They are a set of 25 cards which are used to test the abilities of those claiming to have ESP. The aim of using the cards is to have the person claiming to have ESP guess the image which will be on a card before it is turned over.

The cards were named after psychologist Karl Zener who developed the cards with parapsychologist J.B. Rhine to use in experiments to test for clairvoyance. In performing the test, all 25 cards are turned over and the results recorded. Supposedly, the average person will score around a 20% success rate. Of course, the more cards which the subject guesses correctly, the higher the chance that they have some degree of ESP.

Skeptics feel that the fact that there are only 25 cards in the deck make it easy for a person to cheat on the examination. The Zener cards are not accepted as scientific proof of ESP, but it has been noted that some people score remarkably high. Nevertheless, the scientific community is still highly skeptical of ESP in general. It goes without saying that there isn’t a lot of faith placed in the meaning of experiments with Zener cards by most scientists.

Whether these cards truly do measure the ability of ESP in a person or not, it is still fun to try it to see how many you can guess correctly. There are various places online where you can take simulated tests using these cards. Simply input Zener card test into your search engine if you are curious to see how you would do.

To see artwork which goes with this work, click here to go to the blog of Evangeline who I am collaborating with for this year’s A to Z!

Yowie

The yowie is Australia’s equivalent of North America’s bigfoot. The yowie is said to be a hairy,¬†apelike creature with yellow eyes and huge teeth which roam the wilds of Australia’s Outback. Like bigfoot, there are people who believe that yowies are either some kind of primate or a leftover from the precursor to modern man.

Despite their fearsome appearance, there have been no reports of a yowie attacking a human, according to some. There have been some isolated reports however, of a yowie being aggressive with humans. They have been said to harm livestock or kangaroos from time to time. If yowies and other creatures like them are real, it would only make sense that they would harm animals at times. After all, a yowie’s gotta eat.

Admittedly, I chose this topic because the name is fun to say. Originally the word for these creatures was youree, which is what the aboriginal people used to describe them. Are yowies real? Who knows. Just like similar creatures from around the world, there have been numerous reported sightings, but no real proof of their existence.

While many of us like to think that we know of all of the creatures which inhabit our planet, there is a lot of unexplored and remote wilderness out there. What makes us think that we could possibly know for sure that a creature such as this exists or not? Scientists are discovering new species all the time, so who is to say whether yowies or their American cousins, the bigfoot, are real? Only time will tell, but I for one intend to give them a wide berth if I ever come across one.

To see artwork which goes with this work, click here to go to the blog of Evangeline who I am collaborating with for this year’s A to Z!

X-Files

While many people are familiar with the popular TV show which spanned from 1993-2002, in real life, government files regarding reports of sightings of UFO’s are also often referred to the name x-files. Most large governments around the world keep files on the sightings of UFO’s and other phenomenon surrounding alien reports.

While the United States still keeps active files, the Ministry of Defence in United Kingdom closed down their UFO desk back in 2009. They made the decision, stating that they felt that the fifty year history of the reporting program had not resulted in anything which they felt represented a threat to national defence. Not only that, but they felt that the hundreds of reports which they were taking each year were taking away time and resources from what they found to be more pressing matters.

They stated that they made all of the reports public, and admittedly there were some which were pretty far-fetched. Now, when the police receive calls regarding UFO activity, they have been instructed not to report it to the Ministry of Defence.

In more recent years, they had received not only UFO sighting calls,but also reports from someone claiming to have been living with an alien and a report from a man who a UFO had stolen his car, tent, and dog while camping. Amid reports such as those were more compelling tales, however, none of them seemed to result in anything substantial enough to justify their continued investigation of claims.

It’s hard to say whether other countries will follow suit, but there are those who believe that the United Kingdom has made a mistake. We can only hope that time doesn’t prove that to be the case. It would be just a little ironic if there turned out to be a little boy who cried wolf scenario after all these years.

To see artwork which goes with this work, click here to go to the blog of Evangeline who I am collaborating with for this year’s A to Z!