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Defending Against Attacks! Pt.1

If you read the first part of this little series you will already be familiar with the types of attacks and how to recognize them. If you haven’t please go back and read up, it is important to know what you are safeguarding yourself against before you start the protection part. You wouldn’t wear a life vest to go driving a race car, same idea applies here. You should have a general idea of where you are going and what activity is going on in order to protect yourself against an attack. Although it isn’t always possible to know exactly what you are getting into you can be prepared in a general way all the time, we will talk about that first.

So far you have read about eight or so things that I have written, at least I hope you have because I am doing this for you! You have learned a little about opening your third eye and meditation, you learned about being psychic and learning how to interpret the dead when they speak. You learned most recently about different attacks that can be waged against you and now we are going to talk about protecting ourselves. The first thing you need to do is go back and think about the meditation, remember it doesn’t have to be on the seashore in your best yoga clothes with the sun rising, that would be nice but that is not fesable. So we are going to sit down, relax and take a few deep breaths through our nose and let it go out of our mouth. Go ahead and do that, remember that you should feel it down in your belly. I like to lift my arms above my head sometimes while I do this, it really helps the air get down low into my belly area.

After that you need to imagine that golden rope, the one you cut when you practiced retrieving your energy from the world. If you didn’t read that it is ok, I’ll go over it here and you can go back and read that when you have a chance. Right now I want you to imagine a golden rope, actually it can be whatever color you want and made of whatever you want it to be made of. I like gold because it is super easy to visualize for me. Anyway, that rope should start right at your bellybutton and it should be nice and thick, like it could hold a ship to a dock, nice and strong. Now imagine that rope going from your bellybutton down into the earth and right to the core of the planet. It is anchored there and the only way that it can be dissolved is if you dissolve it. This easy method is called grounding! It the first step to effectively protecting yourself from the world around you. Go ahead and try that a few times before reading ahead, then when you are comfortable keep reading. As a side note you should be doing this a few times a day, it will help you in many aspects of your life, not just this part that we are talking about.

OK, do you have your rope anchored to the center of the Earth? Great! Lets move onto the next part of the protection. I will preface this by saying that I do not promote any particular religion at all, your belief system is all yours and it is up to you to pick what higher power you subscribe to. It is just important that you do realize that there is something higher than us here on this plane. With that in mind, let’s go! I want you to close your eyes again for this because it is all about visualization and setting intentions. I start by thinking about outer space, to me that is where the most cosmic energy is stored and where I gather all the energy that I use comes from. We are again going to take a deep breath and exhale just like always in through the nose and out the mouth. When you have become relaxed go ahead and think about a giant glowing ball of light above your head. It is white and gold and amazing and so brilliant you can’t look right at it, easy to imagine right because it sounds like the sun! Perfect you have your own sun now and you are ready to let it energize your protection sphere. Let that ball of light turn to liquid and pour over you until it surrounds you completely. Once that is done you have your most basic form of protection going, white light is the easiest protection to call upon and does wonders in all kinds of situations.

So it is important to think about the places you are going and what you are doing, why do you need protection beyond white light? I ask this question because there are levels of protection above this and apply to different situations. Lets talk about physical attacks first. When you are out in the world the white light will protect you against mostly anything but when you go to a place that you know has some physical activity happening and possibly physical attacks the best offense is a good defense. If you are helping someone as an investigator or as a medium and want to stay unscathed during your time at a location my best advice is to bring salt. Yep, salt. Some people say pink salt and some say sea salt and some say table salt, whatever you want and whatever you can get is what I recommend. I do like sea salt myself but use table salt as well if that is what is available to me. Salt is excellent at creating a barrier and also it is excellent at cleansing energy. I use salt in the shower, yes I shower with salt. I usually do it before and after readings, investigations or a day that was generally just taxing.

When you are home and take your shower bring a small bag of salt into the shower and do your normal cleaning routine. When that is done take a handful of salt in your hand, whichever it doesn’t matter. Put some on top of your head and then take the rest and scrub away. When you are doing this I want you to have your eyes closed because you don’t want burned eyes and because it is time to put your mind’s eye back to work. Imagine that the salt is like a sponge and that it is going to soak up and take all of the negative energy away from your spirit body and wash it down the drain. At the same time it is leaving your aura with a bright white protective barrier that will protect you from physical attacks. No spirit with malice intent will want to come near you because of how bright you are and how much positive energy you are beaming with. After your investigation go ahead and come home and do the same thing, rinse off all of the negative that you can. This will help you feel better, trust me.

Another way to use salt is to make a salt water mixture in a container and use it by pouring it over the threshold of doorways of the structure you are in. If you are advanced and have cleared a spirit it would be wise to create a salt water ring around the property further away as a way to keep the spirits from reentering the building. I personally like the water mixture because it soaks into the ground and creates a lasting barrier, just pouring salt can let the dry pile be knocked away and out-of-place breaking the seal. I also use the salt water barrier at my own home so that no nasties follow me home, I learned the hard way to do this and I’m glad you are reading this so you know it is a good idea. So far so good? Great let’s keep going.

Let’s talk about the spiritual defense, now this is completely up to you what you say and what you take from this. I am a Catholic so I base my spiritual protection in Catholic Faith. So let us move on, after doing your white light and salt protection you will need to protect your spirit. When would you feel the need to be specific about guarding this part of yourself? I would say that if you are going into a place that people have said there is depression or addiction and of course if someone has told you that there is the possibility of demonic or evil spirits. Lucky for us this type of protection is based in words, mostly. I wear a crucifix and a St Micheal medal around my neck as a reminder of my faith and that I will be protected by God and the Angels when I ask for it. Which brings me to my next part of this section, praying and intentions. You can ask for protection from the higher power that you believe in and that can be as simple as reaching out to the universe for help. Don’t let asking the Universe for help make you feel silly, remember it is about the intention and knowing that the greater good and higher powers that are out there will come to your aid. When faced with an attack on your faith, spirit or religion asking for this help will be your best bet and even if you feel silly asking trust me when I say, you’ll be better off for putting your ego away and doing it. Now, you can also invoke positive energy to combat the negative. Words carry energy and intent and are as powerful as you make them. Simply saying “You have no power over me and I am protected by the divine white light” can be as powerful as anything in your arsenal as long as you mean what you say.

Practicing your Faith will always be a great way to keep your defenses up, usually it is in the doctrine of the Faith that you find that advice I am just restating the obvious I guess. I bring it up because it happens to fall in line with my practice makes perfect motto. If you are always engaged in positive spiritual endeavours then you will be way less susceptible to an attack on your soul. Don’t get hung up on the whole good bad, light dark thing either. It is important to know that the bad things are out there and that’s why we are talking about it but it is my belief that if you are staying positive in your faith then the bad or dark side would have less of a chance of fighting you on this level. I am sure that in the future I will write more in-depth on the subject and we will discover more about it then, until that time, let’s move on.

Please see the next part. Coming soon.

Scotty

What do I do if I am attacked from the other side? pt 1

The seriousness of being attacked can not go untalked about. I mean what happens when you are attacked on a psychic level, how are you supposed to handle that? First let me tell you that I have been attacked plenty of times, physically, emotionally, spiritually and psychically. So far I have been able to bounce back from all and that is because I do not let anything have power over me at any time, I never let anyone or anything drive my car so to speak. My car can get dinged and dented and every once in a while a rude passenger will jump in and put their feet on the dashboard but that’s ok, it all buffs out. Ahead I am going to give some examples of attacks and how to handle them if they happen to you. Of course what activity you are engaged in or the location you are in could have lots to do with the attack and how it manifests. I would like to say this also, I have never ever been attacked while doing a reading for anyone. Never ever, not ever! So please don’t worry about being attacked or bringing anyone home with you from a reading, those spirits are not interested in harming you or seeing your living room.

Certainly the most jarring to all of us at first is the physical attack, it affects us on the surface and the reality we live and operate in most. When something violates us and comes into our space especially when it means to hurt or harm us we go into fight or flight mode and that amps up the fear factor off the scale. A spirit knocking things off shelves or touching you is all I hope you ever encounter at the most but sometimes we get a mean one that brings it to another level. I personally have been scratched, punched choked and strangled all on different occasions and those are the least invasive attacks in my opinion. I don’t let fear get the best of me when things start physically interfering with me or attacking me, some sage and some prayers can usually break up the energy just fine and stop the nonsense. In one instance, if you read my story about the mirror and the boy from a case file you know that I found a mirror in someone’s home amplifying the negativity and helping facilitate physical activity. I gave the family my advice on how to rid themselves of the problem by disposing of the mirror, the spirit that was attached to the mirror did not like that. unfortunately I didn’t realize it until I went to sleep that night. During a dream a man approached me, stood in front of me nose to nose and without hesitation or flinching jammed his entire hand and arm down my throat causing me to wake up and physically have vomit induced from it. That was a scare tactic and I imagine most people would have been frightened or lost sleep over it. I however knew just what it was and knew that the spirit just used its most powerful tool in its tool box. I went back to sleep without a problem, I said a prayer and that was that.

Can you handle a little vomit? Yeah of course you can, we all do it at one time or another and it isn’t pleasant but it is not life threatening. Another time I was followed home and choked, which you can read in my previous blog about the haunted theater, and another time I was scratched on the face, I will have pics posted to instagram for you to review. They were razor-sharp and were placed there to make a point, back off. With that being said I want everyone reading this to know that I do not in any way ever provoke or threaten spirits. It is not my way and I think it is reckless. All of the attacks I have endured are because I simply was a threat and because I was there to help the living push away the paranormal problems they are having.

Emotional attacks are harder to deal with than the physical, they make your body feel like garbage. I always feel as if someone I know has died and it puts me into a feeling of heavy grief. This is a very powerful attack and something that the spirits can play off of if they recognize your weakness. I have had this happen when I am least expecting it. When I go to help people who have a haunted home or possibly have attachments I fully protect myself the best I can, but I am just human and sometimes there are holes in the armor. I am an empath and tend to be very deep feeling so for me this is a very big hole and when an energy sees it they go for it. It can take hours for me personally to recover from such an attack. The most important thing to do when you are feeling this way is to realize that it is happening and that it is not your own emotion. This could help you thwart the attack and minimize the effects. I always revert to prayers in this instance and ask my Guides and Angels to push away the negative.

A spiritual attack is a rough one also and the severity of it will depend on your belief and your faith, no matter what it is you believe in it is all dependant on you. More malevolent spirits will get you to question your beliefs and break you down, this is usually a long-term attack and will cause anxiety and depression. When the spirit is broken everything else will fail with it, that is the absolute truth. Your faith and spirit move your outer body and push you to move in a positive direction everyday. Now, we all get down day-to-day and that is ok. Of course it is apart of who we are and what we are made of. I wouldn’t jump to spiritual attack right away if you are having a bad day, again we all have a bad day. If however it is a persistent pushing and nagging that is making you doubt yourself and your faith and those around you and this is out of the norm for you than yes, look in this direction. The best thing to do when you feel this way is to find your church, whatever that may be. Go to a place where like-minded folks gather to pray or meditate and ask for good energy and vibes. You will find them, take them in and concentrate on digging out of that hole everyday. Use your soul and your light to push away the dark and say no to the temptations that are trying to fill the void in you, there is no void. Your Spirit is in there and wants to shine!

This next and final attack is one that in the beginning of my career doing this until this very day is the most potent against me. It is the psychic attack and it may sound more science fiction than reality but it is real. This is when an entity uses graphic images and pushes them into your mind’s eye, perhaps creating a scene where your family member or loved one is dead and is portrayed in a violent scene in your mind. They often use other types of scary images to show that they are serious, I have seen everything from what I just mentioned to a rabid black dog showing me its teeth as a warning to back off. This attack is for me the hardest to ward off and that is because when i am performing an investigation I am using my third eye and it is open, so it is free range for them to jump in and implant what they want me to see. I know what they are doing now but when I was younger it would constantly be a problem for me, if something thought I was a threat it would use this tool to get be to back off, there are many places I never returned to because of such an attack. It doesn’t have to be just visual either, I have heard voices and they have said nasty things. It is very important that if this happens to you for you to leave the space you are in, say a prayer of protection and quickly ask for protection from your Guides and Angels. Do not try to fight this type of energy on your own, our mind is very powerful and can pushed into making drastic decisions that don’t need to be made.

If you are going into areas that people tell you they know is haunted it is very important to prepare properly and I will talk about that in another article. For now keep these various types of attacks in mind and remember them if you feel something is coming after you with ill intentions. You are in charge, walk away and pray. Keep in mind people you may be trying to help could be experiencing these things as well. Remember to practice what you know, you are psychic and you can do this. Don’t forget to meditate and come back for protection practices!

Scotty

 

Music and the way we listen Podcast

Go ahead and click the link below for my first ever “podcast” event. I took the blog and just spoke freely about something that has inspired me throughout my life. I will continue to post podcast type events in the future, they are fun for me and it helps us connect in another way that we haven’t before. Please enjoy!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzINQa0CAdkrTmVKWWl4cHgtSjg/view?usp=sharing

Scotty

The Energy We Put Out

During the day we all put out a ton of energy in more ways than just our physical exertion. We eat food to gain calories that turn into energy for us to use to move around the physical world we live in. It is something that we have been doing since we came into the world and have to do until we pass on to the next realm. You know what else we use lots of energy doing? Putting energy out in the form of thoughts and it takes a toll on our spiritual self. Real quick to touch on a subject, we have two selves, our physical body and a spirit body. The spirit body is what occupies the physical body and gives it life and the physical body is how we interact with each other here on this plane. I know you know that, I am just recapping so that it is fresh in your mind for this little blurb.

So, we eat food to keep this physical body going. What do we use to keep our spirit body going and where does the energy go and how in the heck to do we expend spiritual energy? There are long answers to all of those ideas, we are going to explore the more condensed version of them so that you can get back to your day with some easy ideas to retain.Every time   you go out into the world you make an imprint on the energy around you, at the convenience store, at work or school and in other people’s homes. It is true, think about your mood and how it affects others day-to-day. When you smile the people around you smile back, when you are grumpy the people around you are not responsive or they are and are grumpy back. That is the really simple example of how to see the energy that you are putting out but it certainly goes deeper than that.

When you go somewhere and spend some time there you are imprinting on that space, like if you sit on a memory foam mattress for a moment the foam comes right back but if you sit there or lay for a while the foam takes longer to bounce back. Now lets say that you sit there in that spot every day for a few years, the foam eventually just molds to your body. Now lets say someone else comes along and sit in that spot, they are going to feel that groove you placed there and it would take a while for them to get comfortable in that spot. When you push your energy out into the world it is very similar to that. If you spend a moment in a place and smile the immediate people around you will smile, if you spend every day in a location being happy then the people entering that space will be affected by that energy and reflect it when they enter that space.

I am sure that you have heard that being happy is easier than being angry, physically emotionally and spiritually that is true. We are all human so it is hard to be happy all the time so it is important to recognize your mood and adjust yourself accordingly. This is important when you are out in the world especially because leaving an imprint can be tiring and drain you for days to come if you aren’t careful. Here is what i do to prevent this from happening; When i arrive home I imagine the places I have been that day and think about their being a gold cord there that is still attached to me at the belly button. (you go ahead and try that right now.) Then I think about my imaginary scissors and take them out, I cut that chord and say to myself “I am calling back my energy.” (Ok, you do that now.)

Doing that exercise once or twice a day will not only help you but it will help the people who are in the space you have occupied. If you were in a good mood that day than you can simply cut the cord and leave the energy there, good energy is easy to replace and I will talk about energy replacement next. So, doing this everyday will become a habit and you will find yourself less tired and connected to the world which will help make you feel better and more energized to take on the next task or next day. Keep reading to learn about taking in new bright energy and feeling your best every day!

After you have recalled all your energy you may still feel tired or be feeling emotional and that’s ok! Now we are going to learn how to bring in fresh new energy and let go of all that negative stuff that came back to you. This is easy and only takes a few minutes to do. First go ahead and sit down somewhere comfortable. Put your feet down flat on the floor and close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths and exhale. Feel how nice and relaxed you are. Now, think about a golden and white light above your head. It should be so bright that if you looked at it would be like looking at the sun, got it? Ok now that light is going to be like liquid, very fluid and is easy to pour. Let that golden white light flow down over your head and right down your body. Does this sound silly? I thought so when I first started doing it but I had faith and did it anyway, so please continue. Let that light flow all through your body, it can travel as fast or slow as you like. I like it to flow like someone dumped a bucket of water over me, it is quick and refreshing. Go ahead and do that now, do it a few times for practice and soon enough you’ll just do it without thinking and you will feel better.

Keep in mind that you can also be imprinted on by other people and places that you visit. I tend to get stressed out by anxiety when I am at the grocery store, sounds kind of funny right? I have no idea why of all places I go that this kind of environment is the one that brings me the most trouble. Sometimes I imagine that it’s all the parents running around with everything on their minds and they do lots of reflection while in the store, leaving behind imprints that effect me. When I go to arenas for sporting events or converts I can feel an absolute exhilaration that I love and can’t get enough of. Walking to the seats through the tunnel and seeing the center of the venue, brings me excitement just thinking about it. I would say that was due to the large amount of positive feelings that have been left there over the years. So it’s not alway bad when we imprint on an area or other people, just remember to mind those negative feelings and flush them out.

I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. I will be writing more on this in the future, this is a big subject with many different areas to talk about but this is the beginning, the first brick to this wall. Remember to practice and have faith in yourself, you are psychic and you are amazing!

Scotty

 

A Boy and a Haunted Mirror

This story like all stories you will read here is based on a case that I have personally been involved in. It started like most do, a text on my phone from the groups founder Patrick. His texts are always short and to the point and go something like this when it’s emergent “This person just called and they have a crazy story.” I’m paraphrasing, but for the most part that’s how the ball starts rolling. In this case there was a small boy who I will call “Tim.” Tim was about 8 years old and deathly afraid to sleep in his bedroom alone. It was at the point that his father actually placed a second bed in the room so that he could sleep next to his son.

To me that was certainly an issue, I have children and don’t think that i would ever move a bed into their rooms to sleep. Patrick went on further to say that the family had been experiencing shadows, noises and that at night Tim was behaving oddly. The family had 2 other children one a little older and one a little younger who had not been experiencing much of anything. I asked Patrick to send me photos of Tim’s room taken by the parents. I have a gift of being able to read psychic energy from photos and before we get into a home it is useful for me to have an idea of what me may be getting into.

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The room was like any other young boys room, except the two beds of course. I did pick up a little energy from a piece of furniture but nothing that was definitive. After looking at the photo’s I told Patrick to make a date with the family soon and we could go investigate. So within a week or so we were forty minutes south of base in somewhere NJ at an apartment complex to help a family. We met with Tim’s mom and dad first, Tim was out playing with friends and that was good because I was able to get a good read on the situation without him there. Patrick and I carried a skeleton amount of gear into the apartment to use during our meeting and what would be a very brief investigation.

The four of us sat down at the kitchen table where Tim’s Mom and Father both spoke to us and recounted stories of what had been happening. Dad’s stories were the most compelling to me, and mostly due to the fact that he came across as a person who was skeptical of the entire thing, until he had his own encounters. He stated that after a few weeks of Tim refusing to sleep alone he moved into the bedroom and decided he would sleep there to help provide a piece of mind and show Tim that there was nothing to be afraid of, and that’s when things started happening to him.

One evening after going to bed Tim’s father woke up from a sound sleep by an invisible force pressing down on his throat and strangling him. He stated that during the attack he was also paralyzed which he attributed to the spirit holding him down. He said that it eventually got off of him and he was able to get up off of the bed. This was the first of the three major events that happened to him in that room. The second; Tims father woke up from a sound sleep because he could hear his son talking, he looked across the room and saw Tim sitting up, playing with action figures. He told Tim to put the dolls away and go to sleep. Tim did not react at all he kept doing what he was doing, this prompted dad to get up to take action.

Dad walked over to the bed and the dolls fell from above the covers and to the bed, Tim was sound asleep and snoring. Dad said that he could see Tim’s outline playing and as he got the bed the dolls dropped, this was the second time that something had happened in the room that was unexplainable. The last thing that he explained was this; He was asleep and woke up to some kind of noise in the room, as he looked up at the ceiling he could see black long shadows and they were coming from the dresser mirror in the room. He started yelling and the tentacles retreated back into the mirror. This was the conformation that I needed about the feeling that I had about that item.

I left the room and went to Tim’s room, I placed my hands on the mirror and the dresser and got the impression that it had been somewhere else before they had owned it. As in it was used by someone else and not bought from the store. I saw something that was a scary image, and not that it was actually scary but because I touched it and this was what I saw it was scary. Christ hanging on the Cross bleeding and dying. That is how I saw him, not like the crucifix but actually Jesus on a Cross and dying. This was odd to pick up from a mirror and I figured it was to try to frighten me away, picked by an energy or entity that did not want me there. I went back to the kitchen and explained to the family that the mirror would need to be removed.

They asked why and I told them what I had seen, with that they confirmed that the piece was owned by someone in the building that had moved and gave it to them. With that Tim arrived home and I spoke to him for a little bit, I picked up that he was also sensitive to the paranormal and had some strong medium and psychic abilities himself. He was not causing the issue but while he was asleep he was super charging the energy present in the mirror. I explained it to him and his parents and suggested that the mirror at the very least be removed from the room for the activity to stop.

A few weeks later I received a phone call from Tim’s mom, the mirror had remained in Tim’s room until a few hours prior to this phone call. Tim’s father had another bad night and finally took my advice, in the middle of the night he picked the mirror up and walked it out to the dumpster. Since then I have checked in on the family and they have not had any more negative things occur in the house and they have taken my advice on how to help Tim day-to-day manage his gifts. I hope all those reading this join the conversation and start following and asking questions because I am here to help. Keep practicing and don’t doubt yourself!

Scotty

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WHEN I CONNECT WITH SPIRIT HOW DO I TRANSLATE?

By the very meaning of the word “medium” we are the in between. We are the contact between two worlds and we have a very special job to do, the deceased rely on us to hear and speak for them and the living rely on us to relay that message. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that you have been practicing your Claire abilities and have been picking up on those who have passed and now you are saying “what do I do with this information?”

I wish that I could say that the answer is always easy, but unfortunately it isn’t always cut and dry. We have to take the information we get and decide when to put it into action, when is the right moment to give a message to a person? If you have intentionally stepped into a situation to do a reading then the answer is of course easy, tell the person you are helping the message. Easy peasy. Now if you are wandering around the food store or mall or public park and you get the tingle and a message starts coming in your task could be tremendously difficult to handle, that’s the truth for seasoned mediums and beginners. On television we see mediums do this task with ease and they make it look very simple and very matter of fact. In my opinion it is not that easy, even for them.

If I wish to speak to those who pass I have to do a little ritual to let them know I am ready to talk, if I walked around ready to go all the time I would be exhausted. It is my opinion that these other professionals open themselves up for the television segment so that they can get the dramatic footage of the reading out in the public setting, I am not saying that this is a set up! Just that they are opening up to do a reading, got it? Good! Moving on, when we are open all the time and this is especially when we are first learning we tend to get all kinds of information and spirits who want to talk, we have to ask ourselves “Who is the message for and are they ready to hear it?” I try my best to keep away from this type of reading, I have not had any negative come from them but if I were to make it routine then I could find myself doing them to the point of no end and potentially upsetting the people around me. My advice to you is to make sure you have a signal to start and end readings. I take several deep breaths and rub my hands together and state “I am ready to listen.” The spirits then know I am ready.

Let’s say for the sake of the article that you are getting a strong message and it needs to come out, how do you interpret what is coming to you and who it is for? In my experience I have been lucky, in the way that the person who the message is for is right in front of me and couldn’t be any more clear who I am supposed to look for. With that I would say that most times that will be the case, and every once in a while you will get incomplete information or just a name and have no idea what to do with it. When that happens to me I simply apologize and tell the spirit to come to me when there is a better chance to convey the message, this works every time. Recently I was asked how can you find someone if you have a message for them? I don’t think that there is a simple answer but you can put the intention into the universe by stating that you are looking for the recipient of that message. The Universe is pretty cool, if the message is relayable it will be delivered one way or another.

After you identify who the message is for you need to speak for the deceased, this can be tricky. First you have to make sure the living person is receptive to the idea that you are a medium and someone wants to speak to them from the other side. I would suggest being polite and respectful of course and asking them how they feel about the subject of mediums. Most times I think the person is receptive because the spirit would not have tried to make contact otherwise. Next you have to relax a little and remember that the message is not for you, it is for the person or people in front of you. When the names, images and words come to your mind it is very important to let them out exactly how you see them without adding your own filter or spin on it. By dropping your interpritation on the message you will leave it untainted and exactly how the spirit intends to convey it. For instance if I were to see a red fire hydrant I would say that I see a red fire hydrant, not that I see a fireman or a fire truck or ask about fire. This is because I could be missing the point of the image. The fire hydrant could be a funny decoration or the key point to a story that all involved have shared and there was never a fire or firemen, just that red fire hydrant.

If you get names and they sound funny that is ok! We cannot know every name ever, believe me. Even if you were to read a big book of names you couldn’t commit them all to memory and make them useful, it would be a waste of time. Instead when you hear a name, ask for it to be spelled out and if that doesn’t work ask for them to sound it out. Mimic the sound that you can hear in your head and try to pronounce it, you will be astounded when the person receiving the message says the name and it’s exactly what you thought it would be. This goes the same for everything else, dates and numbers and places and objects. If you are unsure ask spirit to make it more clear or put it into better context.

Do not be frustrated with spirit or readee if things aren’t going as well as you’d hoped. I like to make it a habit to write all the information that I get down on notebook paper. This allows for me to look at my train of thought and also be able to go back to older info that could help a little while into the reading. This also helps when nothing is making sense and the reading has come to an end, you can leave the writing with the client and let them match things up. Many times the client will call days later and tell you that you were spot on with information but that they were unaware or that they had forgotten about it. Keep practicing and be sure of yourself because you are doing great!

Scotty

 

I FEEL OTHER PEOPLES EMOTIONS AND PHYSICAL FEELINGS, WHATS WRONG WITH ME?

In the last few days I have come across people who have stated that they can feel other people’s emotions and physical pain. They then asked if that was normal or if there was something wrong with them. Good news! If this sounds like you, you are just fine! You are what is called an “empath.” You’ve of course heard about empathy or feeling empathetic towards someone or their situation right? This gift is an actual physical and mental manifestation of that statement, a great example is when someone says they are having sympathy pains for someone close. Like when a woman is in labor and the man is having stomach pain or a child injures themselves and the parent can feel the physical pain the child is in, being an empath is just like that except it comes from every person around you. There are cases of people who are strong empaths not even being able to watch news casts do to the fact of so many bad stories involving death or pain.

Is being an empath an exaggeration of your own feelings or are you really feeling what the other person is feeling?  I am an empath I can say that it is not the case for me  at all, being over emotional or easily put into physical pain are not traits that I have. I would say that if you are reading this and what I have said so far makes sense that you are the same and have the gift or as some people have said the curse of being an empath. Sometimes being out in public can be unbearable and pushes us into feeling anxious and sick and possibly even causes us to feel depressed. Taking in all the emotions that people around you are feeling and mixing them together is pretty miserable. I am not a Doctor or medically trained, and it is only my opinion but I do believe that many empaths become addicts of drugs and alcohol and other bad vices. These people do to not understand how sensitive they are to other people’s emotions. In an attempt to dull what they are experiencing they turn to substance abuse or other outlets that truly do not bring permanent relief and often times compound the problem.

Well what do we do when we feel these overwhelming emotions or the physical pain of a stranger? No one wants to feel like a miserable person if they are normally very happy and healthy. We have a few defenses against taking on other people’s baggage; they include some very basic things like meditations and visualizations. Now, I have stated before that I am a no nonsense kind of person when it comes to these topics so I have taken the things that work for me and am bringing them to you. They are part of the solid foundation that I have built for myself and I do believe will work for most people who find this site. First and foremost my favorite, meditations! Clearing your mind is always going to be the quickest way to feeling better.

If you are in the supermarket or other really public place and feel the panic and depression or anxiety start to come over you simply take a few deep breaths through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Imagine all of the emotions that you are having leaving your body when you exhale. Close your eyes briefly and ask yourself if you are sad or upset at all, if the answer is no then imagine a white canvas in front of you and make sure you put your own emotion there. You should not be feeling anyone else’s energy in your field at all and if you do, go back to your breathing and keep pushing that nasty feeling out until you are relaxed again. Make sure to tell yourself that you are fine and that there is nothing that is allowed into your energy field that will affect you in a negative or subvert way. Truly your words have the ability to get you out of harm’s way and back to your day.

The other piece of advice that I would offer is to buy a stone, I use obsidian and tourmaline. They are two crystals that have natural energies that offer grounding, centering and protection against negative vibes. Yes I do believe in the power of crystals, even in my no nonsense approach there is a spot for a pocket full of rocks. Why you ask? Well because even if you don’t believe in the power of the stones you can believe in the intentions that are attached to them. So if you picked up a pebble and said “This is my protection rock and it will keep me safe from bad vibes” then it will, because your words and thoughts have power and influence over everything around you. Your intention of the stone being protective will bring you a piece of mind when you grab it during times of high anxiety or bad feelings. Your own energy infused with an object to focus on and your intention to not be taken over by others baggage will be enough to keep you protected.

That’s the key word when you are an empath “protection.” There are many other ways besides meditation and that includes prayer and positive affirmations and even a personal favorite of mine, rubbing sea salt on while taking a shower. Sea salt is an excellent way to break energy fields and cleans our own Aura fields(something we will go over another time). In the mean time I want you to practice deep breaths, clearing your mind and projecting your own will outward to keep yourself from feeling what everyone else is going through. Your ability to protect yourself is in your hands, pick up some of the tools I have given you and go with it, don’t stop here either. Go ahead and get on that Google and search “empath.” Don’t stop until you have the answers you are looking for. If you have any questions please feel free to email me scottynjmedium@gmial.com and I can discuss it further with you if you like. Stay safe and remember to practice, practice, and practice!

Scotty