Her business card was simple and elegant. It had her name with the words “grandmother’s gift” written underneath and a phone number.

I called the number to schedule my reading. It was my first one ever, and I was really nervous. I went with my friend Mitch and we split the hour and the cost. The psychic’s name was Lynda. What I didn’t know at the time was that she wasn’t just a psychic, she was one of the great mystics of our time.


During our reading she told me that I wasn’t going to marry the man I was currently living (thank God), instead I was going to marry a man named Stuart and have two daughters. I met and married Stu two years later. Our daughters are named Brooke and Jillian.


Later, Lynda took me on as a student. She taught me an esoteric form of meditation that changed my life. She was my first spiritual teacher.


She was also a medium and said on more than one occasion, “Be glad that your karma isn’t to help souls cross over into the light.” She introduced me to books by “White Eagle”, an entity channeled by a group of women located at the time in England. These books talked about spiritual development, God, Jesus, angels, spiritual guides and helpers, love, soul, and purpose.


Lynda introduced me to an entire universe that I’d only dreamt about but was too afraid to reach out for on my own. She never asked for anything in return, (I couldn’t afford to pay her anyway), so instead I’d do small things for her like make dinner or buy her a small gift.


The metaphysical activities that Lynda taught helped me to find a light on my path, lift me out of my depressed state, and more importantly showed me a way to have deep relationship with God outside of the confines of organized religion.


 “Psychic” is a loaded term. Depending on your point of view it could be the key to peering into the future by looking beyond the veil of ordinary reality, it could bring up images of crystal balls and charlatans who prey on the emotionally needy, it could be a euphemism for wooery, weirdness, and crystals, or it could be a secret longing for something yet to be discovered.


Everyone has the ability to feel, see, and hear beyond ordinary reality which is all being psychic really means. Some are more in tuned with this ability and some, like Lynda, have it at a level of genius. For nearly everyone however, this ability has unfortunately been suppressed, misunderstood, and ridiculed.


So, whether you’re willing to accept it or not, you do have innate psychic abilities. You do have the ability to see the unseen and know the unknowable. You can dream across time and choose a new reality. If you’re lucky, you can feel a loving caress or receive words of encouragement from a loved one who “died.” You can command the magic of the universe and bend your own will to do amazing things.


Everyone should attempt to develop their psychic/intuitive abilities. Because it is through the balanced use of your psychic abilities along with your capacity for discernment and reason that you can be a whole and balanced person.


I’ve been teaching for years now that you and I are the meeting place between heaven and earth. As far as we know, there isn’t another animal on this planet that has the capacity to literally bring their dreams and visions (spiritual/heaven) into material reality (earth). Everything that we’ve created, has started in the mind of the individual, everything.


My friend, there are no accidents. There is you thinking consciously and unconsciously your individual life into being (microcosm) and you maintaining the status quo by agreeing with the rules of material reality (macrocosm), or breaking those rules to create a new collective reality. For example, there was a time when people believed that no one could run a mile in under four minutes. This idea persisted until one determined person, Roger Bannister managed to run the mile in 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds. Soon afterward, more people started to run the mile in under 4 minutes breaking Bannister’s record. Collective reality shifted.


Where psychic/intuitive awareness and material reality happily collide, is when you are aware of how creation works and you consciously harness the help and guidance of the loving Universe in which you live and then take inspired action to make your dreams manifest.


If you are serious about embarking on this adventure, then I encourage you to start meditating. It was the first thing Lynda taught me. Just three minutes a day is all you need to get started and add a minute a week until you’re up to about 20 minutes. Don’t get fancy, just sit, breathe, be.

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