When I first started doing this work, I used to get nervous around Halloween.
I was afraid that the spirit world would somehow become more "activated" on October 31, or that spirits would be summoned forth.
I used to think that when Halloween rolled around, there was something extra spooky in the air—a different kind of energy because the veil between worlds had suddenly become thin.
But the truth is, the spirit world is always with us.
The veil isn't thinner on Halloween—it's thin everyday, because there is no veil.
Or more precisely, the only veil is the one that exists in our minds.
If you think of the spirit world as existing in energy dimensions—what I call layers and levels—you start to understand that there are infinite layers and levels of vibration.
For example, we can easily sense the energy vibration of people, animal, nature, objects, places and also Guides, Angels and the Departed. But there are many more energy dimensions that we can't even recognize.
All of these energy vibrations exist simultaneously, in the same place. In other words, everything in the spirit world is happening right with us, all the time.
We just don't have the ability to sense it all.
As you celebrate Halloween, remember: if the spirit world seems more active, it's simply because you're paying more attention. It's always active, because the veil doesn't exist.
The people we love are with us forever.
We arrive as souls, and we are destined to meet those same souls we've worked with many times before. Our family, friends, lovers.
When the karma is sticky—when there is conflict in our relationships—this is a sign that we have more work to do together.
When the relationship is easy, delightful and joyous—this is a sign that we are working through advanced level soul lessons, that we have been together many times before, and that our connection will continue, lifetime after lifetime.
When you are able to communicate with your Departed loved ones, the most immediate understanding does not always come in words or messages. What is key is the emotion that is transferred—a palpable energy of love, comfort and the absolute recognition of this person as soul.
It is beautiful, and it is forever.
Around this time of the year we start to think of spirits as spooky or even scary. But what is truly real is the love we have for others. This is infinite.
Some of you have been able to see spirit folk since you were children. By spirit folk, I mean Guides, Angels—and also the Departed.
Others of you might have this gift opening for you now. And perhaps you'd like to know how to do it safely.
There is a lot of confusion about what it means to connect with the Departed, and this stems from past mediumship systems, such as seances, where people would call up "random" Departed—people who have crossed over who we don't know.
Working this way can be a tricky, and can invite all kinds of sticky or even unpleasant energy into your life. It's not a system I recommend.
However, there are also ways of doing mediumship that are safe. Where, with the assistance of our Guides, we can create an energetic boundary so that only our loved ones come in.
It can be so very lovely to connect with grandparents, parents, children, relatives and dear friends from beyond the veil.
In these connections, the heart leads—we can palpably feel the love between us, everytime we connect in this way.
When you remember that the we come around together again and again, you can trust that we are never parted. This connection is not only safe, but beautiful.
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