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A Reminder to Let Go of Our Expectations

Once again, the Universe seems to be sending me messages…or is that Hank? I was immediately drawn to this post from October 2013. It’s about letting go of our expectations of HOW messages or opportunities come to us, and the art of connecting with people (and why it’s so important for people like me…mediums).

Briefly, when we have the how we want to hear from our loved one: a touch on the shoulder, hear his/her voice audibly, have a visit in our dreams, feel their presence, set in our minds, we can miss the ways they ARE communicating with us.

Remember, their strength may be sending you their name all the time but if you have it in your head that you want to actually SEE a vision of them, you’ll ignore the instances of seeing or hearing their name everywhere. You’ll see those as coincidences rather than signs and simply dismiss them.

As you know, I’ve had trouble connecting with my beloved on the Other Side. Then I catch myself thinking, but have I really? I want to sense Hank near me, I want to FEEL his presence. And because of that, have I been dismissing the signs he IS sending me?

Like going for a walk several months ago, crying and talking to him (yeah, my neighbors probably think I’m crazy but I don’t care plus a lot of them know I’m a recent widow anyway), and pleading for him to help us financially, we desperately needed money for food.

As I began my walk, I had to cross over to the other side of the street because there were neighbors with a dog that I really didn’t want to talk to ahead of me. (Note: I never walk on that side of the street going that way.)

As I sobbed and pleaded to Hank, “We need money NOW!” I looked down and there was a $5 bill amongst the leaves next to the curb!

I looked around for another person who may have dropped it but there was no one. I thanked Hank profusely and asked him (along with all his guides and angels) to keep helping us financially.

know he’s been working overtime helping us survive, so why am I not registering these little acts of assistance as him connecting with me? I mean, I am…but I’m not, you know?

One thing Hank was, was a hard worker and a good provider. Somehow, we’d make enough to squeak by every month. Even when a job fell through, he’d have a call within a day for a side job to make up for it. And because I am, by nature, frugal, I made sure we saved everywhere we could to stretch the money he made as far as it could go. We never had “extra” due to my unfortunate unemployment, but we had enough for bills…just.

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So this week, think back, and pay attention to the little things that worked (and work) out in your life, the happy accidents or the synchronicities. What were your expectations of a call, situation, meeting, event? Did you adapt or hold tight to those expectations and what were the results?

Have you asked your loved one to “show themselves” while ignoring more subtle signs from them? Don’t dismiss the subtle signs! Thank them for the unexpected sign so they know they can use that same sign again and again to let their presence known to you to offer you comfort. Write them down and date them and I bet you’ll see a pattern emerge.

I’m trying to remember to do this myself so I can fully acknowledge Hank’s communications with me, so I’m right there with you!

For another great example of letting go of your expectations on HOW you may get a sign or message or guidance, please click here.

Love and light,

Lisa

P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to my weekly newsletter during the month of September for a chance to win a FREE 20-minute reading! And, of course, keep you updated on news, special offers and blog posts. Thanks and good luck!

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Newsletters & Posts

Hello everyone!

I’ve been keeping my newsletter subscribers up-to-date on my progress and just realized I haven’t kept you, my wonderful random audience, up-to-date as well! Sorry about that!

As I begin to rebuild my life after the loss of my dear, sweet husband, and my brain fog lifts enough to comprehend what I’m reading and learning, I have to remind myself to take baby steps and be kind to myself. I hope, in your journey with/through grief, you do this as well.

Be kind to yourself. Do what you can each day, even if it’s simply getting yourself out of bed and getting something to eat. And, cry all you want. Don’t let anyone ever tell you you need to stop crying.

I’ve always said, “The depth of my grief/my tears is the depth of my love.” I refuse to hold back my tears for my beloved.

By the same token, if you don’t feel the need to cry, that’s okay too. We all grieve in different ways. You may not cry now but years later, and that’s okay too. Do whatever feels right to you at the moment. ((HUG))

Sending you healing wishes, love and light,

~Lisa

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Business news: This last week I’ve been busy. I’ve removed all but the last two of my BlogTalkRadio episodes as my channel has not really gotten any listeners for more than a year. It’s been two or three years(?) since I stopped broadcasting, so that’s not surprising. For me, though, it was also a symbolic gesture so that I can start anew.

At the same time, I’ve been looking into joining a radio network specifically with a focus on spirituality, and heart-centered business/life coaching amongst other like-minded entrepreneurs.

Unfortunately, my business isn’t big enough yet to afford to do so, so I may be restarting my weekly call-in show using BlogTalkRadio once again. If you’d like to be kept up-to-date, please subscribe to my weekly newsletter! (click in the right margin to do so—>) Thanks!

Don’t forget, when you subscribe during the month of September 2018, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a FREE 20-minute reading as a thank-you for being so patient and understanding as I grieve.

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P.S. If you’re new to my site, here is an interesting post I wrote in 2013 about dual readings. What is a Dual Reading, you ask? Click to find out! It’s quite fascinating and a lot of fun when this happens! Enjoy!

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Special offer in place!

To those who have been subscribed to my WordPress.com site for years and have yet to unsubscribe then re-subscribe to my new mailing list:

I’ve been working on a new platform for my business which will allow me to better manage my posts and emails and, keep *you* up-to-date on any special news.

As a thank you for being so kind and patient with me as I grieve the loss of my husband and try to rebuild my life, I have created a special offer.

From now through September 30, 2018, everyone who is on my new mailing list will be eligible for a chance to win a free 20-minute mediumship reading. I will randomly choose the winner from that list on October 1, 2018. 

Please know, if you have friends or family who are curious or could use some help connecting with their loved ones on the Other Side, you can pass this offer on to them as well.

All you (and they) have to do is sign up for my newsletter using the “Sign Up For My Newsletter” link on the right side of this page to be entered into the drawing. 

Love and light,

Lisa

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New Sign Up Link!

Hello all!

I’ve been busy working on a few things to make your life (and mine) easier. It’s taken me forever but I’ve persevered. Here we go:

If you remember from my post in December 2017 (has it really been three months already?), I now have my payment and scheduling system set up for mediumship readings. It’s not exactly how I’d like it but it works! Oh, and yes, you should be able to schedule a reading through May 2018 now.

WordPress only allows me to do so much here and, even though I do pay an annual fee, there are limitations, and I have to do a lot of work-arounds. In the next year, I plan on moving/shifting over to a new site where it should look a little better and more professional but for now, it’s good. Thank you for bearing with me. 🙂

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I’m happy to report I’ve set up a new link for you to subscribe to my newsletter where you’ll receive the latest news, blog posts and special offers I’m working on. If you follow me on Twitter, you may have heard me tweet about some things I’m working on a few months ago. Hang in there with me! I’m doing a lot of developer work and it’s been a challenge.

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ!

If you’ve subscribed to be notified of new blog posts prior to today’s date, could you please re-subscribe through the new link right below the Search window where it says “SUBSCRIBE!” Simply click on the “Sign up for my newsletter!” and follow the instructions.

I’m using a new tool to help me communicate with you wonderful people and I think this newsletter will work much better than a quick notification that a new blog post has been published. If it all works properly, the new blog posts will be delivered right to your inbox and you can read them at your leisure.

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As my mind slowly clears, I’ve been able to move forward with my business: baby step by baby step. Far too slowly for me, to be honest, but these last few months, I’m finally feeling capable again.

My thanks to all of my followers, new and established, for your patience and understanding as I slowly emerge from my chrysalis of grief and venture into a new reality where Hank’s physicalness is so greatly absent yet I know he is still loving and supporting me and our son each and every day.

A year and three months later, I’m just beginning to open myself up to sensing him on the Other Side. I keep telling him to bear with me as my heart wrestles with my mind in acknowledging his passing.

For those of you who are at this stage in your grief, I’m right there with you. Be patient and kind to yourself. Give yourself time and lots of love. Your loved ones on the Other Side are with you every step of the way.

Love and light, ~Lisa

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Where Have I Been?

My dear followers and subscribers,

It’s been two years since I’ve posted. What have I been up to? Well, from October 2015-August 2016, I took a year off. I decided to let go of all my efforts to either find a job or earn a steady income since nothing has panned out for many years. I left it up to the Universe to guide me in the direction I was supposed to go. I guess I was lucky I didn’t find work because my time and attention would be consumed by my husband’s journey ahead.

It is with great sorrow that I must tell you that late last Autumn (2016), my beloved husband of 29 years, Hank, suffered several series of small strokes which led to the discovery, in November 2016, of an “untreatable, very aggressive, stage 4 cancer with a +1 gene mutation”. He was gone three and a half weeks later, on December 14, 2016. He was only 56 years old. Hank was, and still is, the love of my life.

One year later, I am still in the depths of sorrow, grieving and struggling to survive emotionally, physically and financially (unfortunately, Hank didn’t have life insurance).

Our son has been phenomenal throughout this tragedy and has helped me so much financially as well as emotionally this past year. Unfortunately, his life and job search was put on hold during the ordeal and, this last year, he’s been working hard to find a permanent full-time job, even if it’s not in his area of interest/degree. He’s still looking.

We talk about his father all the time: remembering Hank’s kindness, his wonderful laugh, his strong, deep voice, things he loved to do, or loved to see.

To be honest, I’m still reeling, and the last few months I’ve been reliving all the trauma of the entire experience. There hasn’t been a day that’s gone by for more than a year when I haven’t cried, and that’s okay. The tears help me grieve. I tell people: The depth of my grief is the depth of my love.

I miss Hank so very much and can now fully comprehend the depth of sorrow some of my clients have experienced. Yes, I now know this incomprehensible loss all too well.

I also find myself asking the same questions my clients ask me, “Why him? He was such a good man.” “Why now?” “Why isn’t he here?” My pain blocks me from knowing the answers, at least for now.

But, there is one thing I know for certain. I am truly blessed to have been loved so deeply by this wonderful, incredibly kind and loving man. A man whom I loved, and will always love, with all my heart and soul.

With love and light, ~Lisa

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Have You Been Resisting Your Intuitive Guidance? I Have! That Changes Today.

Coral azaleas in bloom in November!

Coral azaleas in bloom in November!

Hello? Have I grabbed your attention?

You know that intuitive gut feeling that it’s time to do something but, for whatever reason, you don’t? Yup, we’re talking about that. For me, though, I feel it more in my heart than my gut and this time, it took me a couple of years to get to this point! Change can be difficult, can’t it?

I’ve been resisting what my intuition has been telling me for a couple of years now and I give up. Today is the day. I’m surrendering to its guidance and no longer resisting.

You see, for the past 8-10 years (I honestly can’t remember how long it’s been!), I’ve belonged to a writers weekly chat room. I learned an awful lot from the moderator and a few of the people in the chat room early on but have stayed for the social aspect of the group as well as to help others with their journeys, both professionally and personally. It’s the coach in me. 🙂

What’s changed? I have! I feel like I’ve learned as much as I can (a sure sign for me to move on) from the regular members, have encouraged and coached as much as I can and, most importantly, I no longer like who I become when I’m there.

Publicly, I encourage, offer guidance and coaching (even after hours) but there are times when my petty and intolerant side comes out privately. I don’t like myself then. I’m a very tolerant person. I accept people’s belief systems if they differ from mine (it’s what makes life interesting!), I don’t expect people to know everything (I certainly don’t and will continue to learn throughout my lifetime), and I realize that everyone is on their own life journey, going through their own versions of Hell and growth (or stagnancy).

But recently, I find that I’m growing more and more impatient with a few of the members, intolerant of someone’s lack of attention and common courtesy, and I’ve become snarky publicly. Not a good sign. Yes, it’s a part of me, I admit it, like it’s a part of everyone but I don’t like feeling or *being* that way towards people in this chat room. It lowers my vibration and gets me nowhere but frustrated, with myself and the people involved.

Fear and Isolation

As a person who works from home, my social life is non-existent. Our son is in college and my husband’s work doesn’t give itself to socializing after work. This chat room has offered me a connection with, at the time, like-minded people and the thought of letting go of that connection has been fearful. However, this chat room is no longer bringing out the best in me and it’s starting to show publicly. And, that’s not good. Funny thing is, this pettiness and intolerance doesn’t come out any other time in my life!! So, if that’s not a sure sign it’s time to move on, I don’t know what is!

Why has it taken so long?

Interestingly enough, I have been following my intuition about this situation for a while now but not following it to its fullest direction. My intuition has been telling me it’s time to leave but I haven’t because I fear I won’t have another place to go to connect with people.

I have been looking for another group for more than two years now, to no avail. So, I’ve acknowledged and known it’s time to move on but I haven’t let go! The fear of isolating myself further has prevented me from doing so. I wanted to have a new place to go to before letting go of this chat room.

Today, I’m finally embracing my intuition’s entire message: that of letting go in order to move on without having a place to move on toward.

I admit, when the days come every week for me to sign in and participate, it will be difficult for me not to do so but I am putting my trust in the Universe that something new and better for me will become available.

By following my intuition’s push to let go of this chat room, this social connection, I am clearing the space for another connection, an even better one to present itself to me over the next few days, weeks or months. (I really hope it doesn’t take months, though!)

Sometimes you just have to take the risk, let go of the rope, and fall into the unknown. For me, today is the day to do so.

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How about you? Have you ever resisted intuitive guidance only to follow it later,  and what helped you make the decision to do so? I’d love to hear about it!

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Special note: To those from the chat room that may read this, I thank you for so many years of questioning, wisdom, experience, fun and adventurous chats and I wish you all the best in your endeavors. I hope I helped you on your journeys in some small way.

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What Do I Get Out Of Doing Mediumship Readings For People? Joyful Connections!

I have been asked this question, or a variation thereof, quite a few times:

Why do this type of work and what’s in it for me? Like everything I’ve ever done in my life, it is to serve, to help others with my experience and knowledge. And…yes, there is more to it.

Aside from knowing I’ve successfully delivered a much-needed message, it’s the beautiful connections I make between loved ones that brings me such joy, especially when I’ve had a week fraught with problems. This June 21, 2014 episode of Messages From The Other Side, is a great example of those beautiful connections.

I get to tap into the love and support your loved ones on the Other Side have for you, and it makes my heart sing.

I love sensing and feeling the love, concern and support from those on the Other Side. I also love hearing and sensing the love and gratitude in my clients’ voices too. When there’s that “Oh! I know who that is!” or “I know what that’s about!” That’s precious to me and I give thanks to Spirit for being clear. I am thankful that I’m hearing or seeing or sensing what is needed for that person at that moment so they can be sure they are not alone, that their loved ones’ spirit lives on.

I also love hearing the relief and yes, sometimes the much-needed release of emotions. To me, that means healing is taking place, and that’s what making these connections is all about: healing.

Recently, I’m noticing more and more that Spirit wants to get right to the messages of support and guidance to my clients. They are anxious for their guidance to be heard but I like to make sure (and I ask Spirit to do so), that I receive and pass on evidential validations first. This way, my client is certain that I’m connecting with their loved one(s) on the Other Side and are more open to receiving the guidance their loved ones are giving.

This interesting transition tells me that our loved ones are rooting for our health and well-being far more than we realize.

For me, it confirms they are watching over us and want us to succeed, and they want to be heard. Our loved ones on the Other Side want to share their wisdom, their love, their support. By connecting with me to pass on messages of love, guidance, and support and feeling that loving connection knowing it will help you (my clients) move forward in positive way…well, it makes my heart sing. I am so happy to be able to share these communications.

I thank you and your loved ones for allowing me to share that connection, and encourage you to realize you can (and most likely already are!) connecting with your loved one(s) directly. Relax into the moments, and be open and aware of life’s synchronicities when you are thinking about them.

As with all moments, sometimes they are light and fleeting (a quick “Hello, I’m here!”) while other times, you may have a deeper knowing/sensing/feeling of their presence (an overwhelming sense of love w/an inner hearing of their voice, perhaps). All of these moments are direct communications from your loved ones. Simply acknowledge them and be joyful.

Love and light, Lisa 🙂

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