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Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!

Our Christmas Tree

Our Christmas Tree

I hope your Christmas was a good one. I send out lots of love and light to every one of my followers and to everyone who happens upon my site and my radio show. 🙂

I know sometimes it is difficult to go through the holidays without loved ones but I want you to know that they are with you, especially during the holidays. It’s a time for expressing your love and they feel that, they know that, and they choose to express their love with little signs. I hope you were able to notice them.

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It was a quiet day here, just the three of us and didn’t go as planned. Do these celebrations ever go as planned?

We decided to have something different for Christmas dinner and bought some baby-back pork ribs but when I pulled them out to pop them in the oven yesterday, I saw a bit of brown on them and PHEW! did they smell awful!! 😦

What’s that saying? “When in doubt, throw it out.” I have to say, there wasn’t ANY doubt these ribs were bad.

As a result, we scrounged around and ended up having baked and roasted potatoes and cucumber salad for dinner. Plus apple pie for dessert. We were all a bit hungry this morning but the store was kind enough to reimburse us for the bad meat. Thank you to them but I have to admit, I think it’s set me off of pork ribs for a while.

Note to self: Always have ingredients for a back-up meal for holidays. We usually do have an extra box of pasta around for a quick meal. Throw in a few veggies, a little olive oil, garlic powder and voila! Alas, we didn’t even have that last night!

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On the bright side, we played a few games of Uno, exchanged a few nice presents and I, for a moment, felt my mom’s spirit smile and thank my husband for putting up an ornament she had bought us years ago in memory of her. That was extra sweet because even though I’ve had other signs from my mom, I haven’t really felt her spirit.

This was a rush of gratitude I felt from her along with an image of her smiling as my husband mentioned her and I handed him the ornament. Later, an added confirmation of her presence, I read something that had her name in it.

My mother likes to send messages that way a lot. Whether it’s a commercial with her first name or something online with her last name, “Mrs. ___”. It seems that’s her most common way of saying hello. I acknowledge it every time. “Hi Mom! “

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On the business side of things, I want to let you know that my rates for readings will be going up January 1, 2014 so if you’d like the old rate, schedule now. If you contact me after January 1st, the new rate will be in effect. To schedule a reading, go to my Schedule a Reading page and fill out the contact form.

My rates for intuitive coaching sessions will be the same as posted since I just recently added these services to this site. I will be posting testimonials soon.

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Finally, I want to thank each and every one of you who follow me here and on Twitter (@lablady), listen to my radio shows and call-in,  and those of you who refer me to someone you feel needs my services the most. I appreciate every connection I make with you and your loved ones who have crossed over to the Other Side.

It is my great pleasure to deliver validations and messages of love, compassion, understanding, forgiveness, encouragement, and guidance to you. You may not always hear what you want or expect but please know that Spirit delivers the message(s) they feel would be most helpful to you at that moment. Be open to what comes through and trust your own intuition when it comes to acknowledging your loved ones’ direct communication to you. You are loved. 🙂

Love and light,

~Lisa

Did you notice any signs this Christmas from your loved ones who have passed away? I’d love to hear about them and I’m sure others would too. Please let me know in the comments below. Thank you! 

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What is a Dual Reading?

Spirit Works In Amazing Ways

I am so excited and amazed at the dual reading that came through on today’s Mini-Readings show! I honestly can say I’ve never experienced such a strong dual connection nor experienced one like this…I was kind of thrown off by it!

I was telling Spirit (since yesterday) that they needed to be as loud, clear and concise as they could in order for me to fit in three callers in 30 minutes during today’s show. Well, if this isn’t the ideal way to do that, I don’t know what is. It was fantastic!

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What is a Dual Reading?

It’s when one person’s loved ones on the Other Side seemingly get together with another person’s loved ones to give validations that are meant for both of their loved ones here…at the same time.

This happens sometimes when you are listening to someone else’s readings. There is a validation (name, situation, birthday) that resonates with you as well and, to me, that means your loved one is sending a private “hello” to you within that other person’s reading.

Today’s show was a perfect illustration of how this works on a larger scale with many validations.

How Do I Know It’s Not a Mis-Reading?

That’s easy to answer. Sometimes I may be reading one person but the messages are meant for another caller. Usually when that happens, the caller will say, “No, that doesn’t mean anything for me.” If there are too many of these non-validations, I know I’m picking up someone else’s loved one instead of whom I’m speaking to – it’s rare but it does happen.

In today’s case, though, I can honestly say it was both women’s family members who were coming through with numerous validations meant for both of them. That was probably why I was feeling like there were so many people trying to talk to me at once from the Other Side. All I have to say is: Wow! Talk about a time-saver session!

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What Happened

Patricia from New Mexico was the second caller and, if you listen to the show, you can hear me say I was picking up a “man and a woman — parents”. I think I originally was tapping into the third caller’s mother and father as you will hear.

After speaking with Patricia from New Mexico and getting validations from her mother and grandfather(s) with names of an old friend of hers, her Uncle George, her dad’s car breaking down and more, Ann, (the third caller) proceeded to tell me she connected with practically every bit of information I gave to Patricia!

Normally, I might be a bit hesitant to go with this but the validations with Ann’s connections with the name George, Susan and other messages was uncanny. The clincher for me that it was a dual reading was that the third caller’s real name was also Patricia (although she goes by her middle name, Ann); and the reference to Saint Theresa by BOTH of these women. This was no coincidence! This was Spirit at work in a remarkable way.

Added note: I have done a little research and I see two main St. Theresa’s: Saint Teresa of Avila and St. Therese(a) of Lisieux. Ann mentioned the latter one specifically, so if I were Patricia, I might want to research her more in-depth. Regardless of whether it’s the same saint or not, the name itself is a wonderful validation for both of them.

What are the chances that Patricia’s mom would come through last night in a dream to tell her about St. Theresa and then have Ann resonate with that same saint and mention her today?

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I truly believe these callers’ families got together over the last day and night to synchronize their validations and messages from the Other Side for these two women. Wow.

Even my husband laughed, “They got together last night because you told them you needed them to come through loud and clear for more than one person today in a short amount of time.”

I hope Patricia from New Mexico re-listens to the show so she can experience the added sense of wonder at how Spirit works and hear how many validations she has in common with Ann (Patricia) from Florida.

My Thanks

I not only want to thank both of their families for such an efficient way of communicating but I also want to thank Ann (Patricia) for letting me know about the validations as well as accepting the validations from her family during the call with the first Patricia. I truly was shocked and delighted with this experience.

Today’s show is a great reminder to us that we really are connected here and on the Other Side and proves to me, once more, that Spirit works in truly wondrous and amazing ways every day!

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My Mother’s Losses

May I suggest you read my About Me>How It All Began page before reading this post? It’ll make more sense if you do.

I think one of the main reasons my mother had such an interest in the Other Side and wanting to know if someone’s spirit lived on after death, was because she suffered the loss of the two most important women in her life: her older sister and her mother.

My mom’s sister, Marilyn contracted polio and was placed in an iron lung shortly after giving birth to a daughter (my cousin whom I’ve never met and I’ve heard has led a truly sad life).

Marilyn died because of a miscommunication between her and her nurse. Marilyn was trying to tell the nurse one of two things, either “I’m wet.” or “I can’t breathe.” Whichever it was, the nurse thought it was the other and opened up the iron lung thus stopping the automated compression that was keeping Marilyn breathing and…she died.

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My mom’s high school photo.

My mom was only 17 years old at the time and was getting married in three months. Marilyn was only 20. Sadly, I cannot find a photograph of Marilyn anywhere.

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My mom spoke lovingly about her sister and often said I reminded her of Marilyn in the way I stood & carried myself; my posture. And I was tall like Marilyn too…well, relatively speaking. I’m the tallest female in the family at 5 ft. 4 in. My mom was 5 ft. 2 in. and both of my sisters (older & younger) are, I believe, shorter than my mom. And Marilyn? I don’t know but I’m guessing she was between 5 ft. 4 in. and 5 ft. 7 in. tall.

I remember trying to contact Marilyn one day with my mom using the Oujia Board (I do not recommend doing this nowadays), and I believe we did. The energy spelled out a phrase that only my mom’s sister used. My mother was convinced it was her since she had never heard anyone else use that phrase…ever. I think that connection gave my mother the reassurance and validation she so desperately needed.

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About 10-12 years after she lost her sister, my mother lost her mother. I have vague memories of my grandmother and I think she passed away while I was very young, under the age of five. I’ve been trying to track down the exact year but haven’t had any luck…so far.

My grandmother was another woman in my mom’s life whom she looked up to and again, spoke very lovingly about all of her life. My mom often said she wished “you kids” had known her mother. Her mother was an extremely talented seamstress and a generous, kind soul married, unfortunately, to a tyrant who was charming and generous to those outside the home but who was stingy and verbally and, I believe, physically abusive inside the home to his wife and family.

My mother would tell us that her mother, a smart, frugal woman would use coupons so she could set aside the cash she saved on groceries from the food allowance her controlling and abusive husband gave her. I believe she used that money to discreetly buy what she needed for sewing. My grandmother was also never allowed to learn how to drive and walked or took the bus everywhere she needed to go.

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The heartache of losing and missing the two most important women in her life was something my mother never got over and the more I think about it, the more I believe she not only wanted proof that they were still alive in spirit but that they were safe and finally happy, and were still around her, a part of her life.

If I can bring a sense of hope, love, joy, and perhaps, even a little peace to someone here by connecting their loved ones to them then it is worth me trying to do so. Despite my mother being a very private person with her interest in this field kept very quiet, I like to think she’d approve. 🙂

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BlogTalkRadio Glitches But Still…First Show Is A Success!

How did it go?

Good news! My first BlogTalkRadio show was a success! Despite about 30-45 seconds of “downtime” due to being disconnected from BTR (had to call back in asap), I was pleased that someone’s loved one came through for her and I was able to pick up on his energy. I was also happy that BTR didn’t disconnect me while I was speaking to this caller. Luckily, the disconnection occurred during the introduction. Whew!

I was also very pleased to see three people calling in and waiting in the queue to speak with me! That’s who will make this radio show work: you, the callers. It’s wonderful to know you want to participate and I appreciate that. We are off to a great start and I thank you. 🙂

Personally

Yes, I was a little nervous but my first caller, Tasha was very patient and understanding, she was up for anything and I appreciated that openness. You see, it’s a mutual effort between myself and the spirit(s). I have to raise my frequency and Spirit has to lower theirs in order for us to ‘meet’ or hear each other clearly.

I also have to clear my mind of my daily concerns, doubts, and filters to make sure I’m getting the correct information. Some days are easier than others. I’m sure all of you can relate to that. Sometimes it’s difficult to concentrate/focus when you have other things going on in your life and occupying your mind.

Special note to Tasha: Please know I’m sending positive healing wishes your sister’s way. I neglected to tell you that on the call.

Beautiful Red Hibiscus flower with small yellow flowers
in my backyard.

Technical

Aside from BTR disconnecting me, I also realized there seems a bit of a delay in the phone call. We’ll see if that continues. If so, (I’ve heard it happen on other radio shows), we’ll just have to keep that in mind and work with it the best we can. It reminds me of watching live news happening on TV. You can see the person on location waiting, listening then receiving the question from the anchorperson in the studio. There’s a pause, a nod of his/her head then they answer. On radio, you can’t visually see that occurring so sometimes that means a slightly longer silent pause than we like but that’s okay. It all works out.

I must say it is a challenge to mentally ask a question to those on the Other Side and listen for the message or answers while also trying to make sure there isn’t a long silence for the callers and the audience. During my one-on-one sessions, my clients expect the pauses or, if face-to-face, can see me listening and there isn’t any pressure. With time constraints on a radio show, there’s a little pressure! Plus, 10 seconds on a radio show can seem like an eternity to the listeners.

Reflection

All in all, I think it went very well. Since I’m only allowed 30 minutes, I’ll probably only be able to do one reading per show but please don’t let that keep you from calling in. You never know if there will be a dropped call or if I’ll go right into the readings to fit in two or three calls during the show. I’ll do my best to connect with as many people as time allows.

I have to believe that whomever I speak with is meant to get through and connect to someone at that time: all parties are ready, willing and able to communicate…and technology cooperates! 🙂

Even if you don’t get to speak with me, I urge you to listen carefully to the messages. I often find that there is a message for not only the caller but to a few listeners as well that will help them in some way. It happens to me all the time when I listen to shows. I hear just what I needed to hear that day.

To find out when my next show will be, please subscribe to this blog and you’ll receive an email notifying you about new posts and new air dates. Within a week or two, I hope to have settled on a consistent day and time.

Love and light,

Lisa

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Join Me On My First BlogTalkRadio Show Today!

Hello everyone!

Yes, you read that correctly. I’m having my first show today at 3:30pm EST. I know it’s short notice but I realized I wanted to test this out on the weekend then realized today was Saturday! Perfect timing!

Please join me today @3:30pm EST on Messages From The Other Side on BlogTalkRadio and let’s see who connects with us. I’m quite curious to see how this will work for all of us.

I’m off to get ready! Eager to speak to you soon. 🙂

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Update!

Hi again!

Well, this past week has been a doozy. Had a domain name dilemma and got confused about username issues but Elizabeth at WordPress.com hung in there through several emails and…(drumroll, please)…

As of today, I have purchased my domain name with .net instead of .com. Someone else has the .com domain name and is not using it but that’s okay.

You can either bookmark my Home Page or simply remember to use the “.net”. Easier still, you could simply subscribe to my blog and be notified when there’s a new weekly post. 🙂

Sooo, with this post, and my impending tweet, it is official. Putting myself out here like this is well…petrifying to say the least. I run the risk of ridicule or worse, the loss of wonderful relationships and connections I’ve made in my real life and online. **Deep breath**

My waves of panic are subsiding and I'm diving in!

My waves of panic are subsiding and I’m diving in!
(Please be kind).

I do look forward to sharing this aspect of my life with you in spite of my trepidation. It’s one of those times in life when you simply have to go for it.

I am already editing a few drafts of forthcoming posts but if you have a question, please feel free to leave it in the comments below and I may use it for a blog post in the future. If I’m already working on a similar topic, I’ll let you know.

Thank you for joining me in this next chapter of my life. It should prove quite interesting! 😀

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