How to Interpret Symbols from Deceased Loved Ones

October 21st, 2014 → 1:32 pm @

What do you do when you receive a sign from a deceased loved one and you don’t know what it means? These types of signs usually contain a symbol — something that stands for an idea, feeling, or person without literally representing it. Symbols are open to interpretation, so it takes extra care to make sure you’re interpreting the right message from the other side.

This is one reason it’s best to start by learning how to receive messages for others before doing it for yourself. Begin with somebody you don’t know. You’ll find it’s easier to be objective about the messages and symbols that pop into your head because it’s outside your personal frame of reference.

Be aware of how you naturally receive messages before interpreting symbols. Are you a visual person? You might get the clearest messages clairvoyantly, seeing symbols in your mind’s eye. If you’re an auditory person, you might hear a song, a word, or a sound clairaudiently. Maybe you’re claircognizant, extra-sensitive to surrounding energies with a sense of knowing. Pay special attention to how you best receive messages to get more clarity around the symbols at hand.

Ready to interpret a symbol? Start by asking yourself what it means to you. Years ago, the old TV show Bonanza came up in a reading I was doing. The woman was too young to be familiar with the show, and I didn’t have a particular attachment to it, either. All that came to me was one of the character names, Hoss. As it turns out, this was the name of somebody very significant to the young woman’s life. Bonanza was a symbol for this person, and one I would have missed, too, had I not started by analyzing what it meant to me.

Be specific when you relay the messages you receive. You can’t always know whether a particular detail will be significant, so make sure to describe names, places, objects, or feelings you get. Sometimes it just takes the right phrasing to let the other person know without a doubt that you are speaking to their loved ones. What might seem insignificant to you could be symbolic of something very important to them.

Your messages from the other side will not always be obvious, which is why you can’t give up if they don’t immediately ring any bells. When you get a clear symbol, it usually does mean something, but sometimes neither you nor the other person realizes it yet. I’ve found that sometimes, my clients will go home, talk to family members about the reading, and only then discover the meaning behind the message.

Remember, as long as it feels right, to accept the information you are given during a reading. It comes to you for a reason. Trust your inner guidance as you sift through the messages you receive and the symbols they contain. You will automatically resonate with the information you are intended to receive, and your intuition will guide you as you discover the meanings behind the symbols.


The Angel Quest Radio Show
“Don’t Die With Your Music Still in You,”
Serena Dyer
Tuesday, October 21 at 1:30pm Eastern Time
Rebroadcast Saturday, November 1 at 1:05pm Eastern Time

October 14th, 2014 → 8:45 pm @

Tune in to the next Angel Quest Radio Show on Tuesday, October 21 at 1:30pm Eastern time. (This show will also be rebroadcast on Saturday, November 1 at 1:05pm Eastern time.)

I’m so happy to announce that Serena Dyer will be my guest. Serena is the sixth of Wayne and Marcelene Dyer’s eight children. In 2001, her Dad, Dr. Wayne Dyer, wrote a book called 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, based on the most important principles he wanted his children to live by. Serena Dyer had contemplated these ideas throughout her life. “Don’t die with your music still in you” has been the most important principle for Serena: to her, it means that you don’t allow yourself to live any life other than the one you were born to live.

In her book, “Don’t Die With Your Music Still in You: My Experience Growing Up with Spiritual Parents,” Serena explains what it was like to grow up with spiritual parents. She touches upon all ten of her dad’s original secrets, imparting her own experiences with them and detailing how they have affected the way she approaches various situations in life. She shares stories, struggles, and triumphs‐and Wayne, in turn, contributes his own perspective. This unique father‐ daughter collaboration will warm the hearts of all parents . . . and inspire anyone who is looking to find the “music” inside themselves.

It’s going to be an amazing show, so make sure to tune in to on Tuesday, October 21 at 1:30pm Eastern time. If you can’t tune in then, the show will air again on Saturday, November 1 at 1:05pm Eastern time. Just click on “listen live.”
(An archive of this and other past shows are also posted on my web site at


How Prayer and Meditation Helps You to Heal During the Grieving Process on the next Angel Quest Radio Show on Saturday, October 4 at 1:05pm Eastern Time

September 25th, 2014 → 1:45 pm @

Tune in to the next Angel Quest Radio Show on Saturday, October 4 at 1:05pm Eastern time. We’ll be talking about how prayer and meditation can help you during the grieving process. My guest will be Celeste Yacoboni.

Celeste is the author of “How Do You Pray? Inspiring Responses from Religious Leaders, Spiritual Guides, Healers, Activists, and Other Lovers of Humanity.” She is a Minister of Walking Prayer, ordained by the Center for Sacred Studies in Sonora, California. Her work focuses on guiding and supporting people through transitions by creating a space of awareness, presence and inspiration.

She maintains a thriving private practice in Santa Fe, NM in which she facilitates healing and wholeness through Massage Therapy, Chi Nei Tsang, Qigong, Women’s Breast Health, Plant Essences, and the Hawaiian practice of Ho’oponopono.

Celeste leads “How Do You Pray?” workshops in which people share and experience different ways of prayer and connecting to Source. On her Ho’oponopono CD, Celeste sings a Hawaiian healing practice, which creates a space of love, compassion, forgiveness and gratitude.

Celeste lives in New Mexico and shares her unifying vision on You can also visit her at


It’s going to be a great show, so make sure to tune in to on

October 4 at 1:05pm Eastern time. Just click on “listen live.”


Many blessings to you!



Healing with Ho’oponopono

September 22nd, 2014 → 3:05 pm @

I personally have had many profound healing experiences with Ho’oponopono, especially right after my mother passed away. I was thinking back over the years, and had regrets that I should have called and visited her more often, but now it was too late. Thankfully I didn’t have any other regrets, but the fact that I should have been there for her more was really bothering me.

Shortly after her death, while on a long flight on an airplane, I closed my eyes and inwardly began repeating the Ho’oponopono mantras. After doing this for over an hour, I knew it was okay to stop and felt a tremendous relief! As soon as I experienced this peace, I heard my mother say, “I love you sweetheart! You did nothing wrong.” I just started to cry and knew all was well again.

What is Ho’oponopono?

Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing technique that encourages you to take full responsibility for everything that comes into your life. When you do this, not only are you healed on so many levels, but you also heal everything and everyone around you. The goal is to achieve a “stage of zero,” a place of stillness and peace where you allow God who is within you to do all the work. All you have to do is repeat four sentences over and over again throughout the day: “I’m sorry.” “Please forgive me.” “I love you.” And, “Thank you.”

If you have regrets for things you did, or didn’t do to a loved one, or if you find it hard to forgive the words or actions of passed loved ones, Ho’oponopono can help you free yourself.

“I’m sorry. Please forgive me. I love you. Thank you.”

When you think of your deceased loved one and a thought of regret comes up about him or her, simply repeat these phrases out loud or to yourself. It doesn’t matter how many times; just say them over and over until you feel better. When you say, “I’m sorry,” “Please forgive me,” you are speaking to your loved one, to yourself, and to God for whatever it is in you that allowed whatever it was that happened. Remember, it’s all about being 100% responsible for everything.

The last two statements help to raise your energy. By saying “I love you,” you will begin to feel better very quickly because these words have the highest vibration possible. As you end with the words “Thank you,” you are acknowledging that your mantras have been heard and everything about the situation is being cleansed.

Even if you don’t have any regrets with your loved ones, you can still repeat, “I love you” and “Thank you” over and over again. Just a few repetitions of these statements extend love and gratitude, and heal you and your deceased loved one as well.

Once you sense everything has cleared, you can stop saying “I’m sorry,” “Please forgive me,” and just keep repeating “I love you.” “Thank you.” Otherwise – and I found this out the hard way – you may accidentally attract situations in your life that cause you to seek forgiveness! But, repeating the latter half of the mantra will continue to bring more love and gratitude into your life.


How Energy Healing Helps Those Who Are Grieving and Moving Forward After the Passing of a Partner on the Next Angel Quest Radio Show

August 25th, 2014 → 9:21 pm @

Tune in to the next Angel Quest Radio Show on September 6 at 1:05pm eastern time on We’ll be talking about how energy healing can help those who are going through the grieving process and how those who have lost their partners can move on with their lives.

My first guest will be Brett Bevell, who is the Staff Program Manager at the Omega Institute in Rhineback, NY. He is a Reiki Master and author of several books, including Energy Healing for Everyone, New Reiki Software for Divine Living, The Reiki Magic Guide to Self-Attunement, and Reiki For Spiritual Healing. A poet and performance artist, he is also author of America Needs a Woman President and America Needs a Buddhist President, a poem that initially aired nationwide on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Since receiving his Reiki Master initiation in 1995, Bevell has dedicated himself to discovering new Reiki techniques that work collaboratively with the higher self. These simple techniques are not only highly effective, but also shift Reiki into a practice of daily living that can transform even the most mundane aspects of our lives into works of healing.

My second guest will be Carole Brody Fleet, the award-winning author of Widows Wear Stilettos and Happily EVEN After: A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond) the Grief of Widowhood. Carole is also the author and executive producer of the best selling spoken-word CD, entitled, Widows Wear Stilettos: What Now?.

In September of 1998, her husband was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).  His brave battle with ALS came to its end on December 19, 2000, leaving Carole a widowed parent. Armed with a nothing but an idea, a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, a legal pad full of notes, and with no previous experience in book publishing, Carole set out on her journey as a writer in 2005. Carole wrote her first book, Widows Wear Stilettos in four months. Six months later, Carole made her first appearances in national media, and quickly went from being completely unknown to becoming a national bestselling and award-winning author, media expert, and sought-after motivational speaker.

Using a fresh approach, Carole speaks to a wide variety of audiences, including hospice and bereavement industries, and organizations serving those who have been touched by the pain and challenge of loss. With her message of “What Now and What Next,” Carole offers practical, emotional, and even humorous guidance to those who have experienced any kind of loss, tragedy, or challenge in their lives.


So make sure to listen to the next Angel Quest Radio Show on September 6 at 1:05pm eastern time. Just click on and press “listen live.” It’s going to be quite an informative show!


How “Tapping” Works to Heal Grief

August 11th, 2014 → 7:19 pm @

karen blog photoYour deceased loved ones are at peace, and the message I receive again and again is that they want you to move on and be happy again. Yet, after a loss, it may feel as if you will never find the happiness you once had. You might be carrying around feelings of guilt and longing, as well as sadness, which make it very difficult to move on.  When you need to release yourself from these debilitating negative emotions fast, I recommend you try the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) – also known as tapping.

Negative energy tends to get trapped in certain acupuncture points in your body. Just like massaging a tight muscle to release physical tension, you can tap these points to release the energy of negative emotions and get immediate relief.

Here’s how to do it:

  1.  Narrow down which emotion you want to get rid of – grief, helplessness, regret, anger, sadness, fear, etc. Then, rate the intensity of that emotion from one to ten, with ten being the strongest. Write down your rating at the beginning so you can rate it again after a few rounds of tapping, allowing you to check your progress.
  2. Start with a statement to prepare your energy system for tapping, such as: “Even though I miss [loved one’s name] so much, I want to experience peace within myself again.” Whatever your statement may be, begin it with “even though,” add what you want to tap out, and end it with “I want to experience peace within myself again.”
  3. You’re now going to find sore spots on your chest, between your shoulders and at the bottom part of your neck. (You’re looking for an area where you may be storing a lot of your grief).
  4. Rub these sore spots with your thumbs and repeat your statement three times. The degree of soreness is an indication of how much negative emotion is in that area. The more you rub the areas during tapping sequences, the less sore they will be, which means you are literally rubbing and tapping away the negative energy stored there.
  5. Next, as you are bringing up your negative emotion, use your index and middle fingers of both hands, and tap seven times on each of the following points. (You have to feel the emotion in order to release it.)

-       The inside of your eyebrows

-       The outside of your eyes

-       Under your eyes

-       Under your nose

-       Under your lips

-       Under the collarbone

-       Thymus points

-       Under your arms (under the bra line, if you are a woman)

-       Outside of your legs, in between the knees and hips

-       Outside portion of your legs, about two inches below your knees

-       The “karate chop” points of both of your hands together

-       In between your pinky and ring finger, on the top of one hand. Repeat on the other hand.

While you’re tapping, feel free to shout, cry, or do whatever you feel is necessary to release any negative emotions you’ve been holding on to. You can even change your phrases to whatever comes into your consciousness with each new tapping location.

When you’ve finished your first round of tapping, do another round. Then, take a deep breath, and rate your current emotional intensity from one to ten. Your number should be lower than when you first started, but if not, do another round of tapping using a different set of words.

Time and time again I’m able to see firsthand just how much tapping helps!

Try it, and you will see what I mean. (A more detailed description of this technique, along with illustrations are found in my book, “Your Life After Their Death: A Medium’s Guide to Healing After a Loss.”)


How to Focus on the Blessings Around You to Heal Your Grief on the Next Angel Quest Radio Show August 2 at 1:05pm Eastern Time on

July 24th, 2014 → 8:38 pm @

karen blog photoTune in to the next Angel Quest Radio Show on on August 2 at 1:05pm Eastern time.

The show will be about the Law of Attraction and how focusing on positive aspects can help during the grieving process.  We’ll be discussing the importance of concentrating on how your loved ones lived, not how they died, and the blessings all around you.

My guest during the second part of the show will be Josie Varga.

Despite having both cerebral palsy and bilateral hearing loss, she considers herself very fortunate, as she prefers to live her life focusing on the positive. Josie does not consider herself disabled, and never will.  Her disability, she believes, is her strength, not her weakness.

Discovering her passion for writing as a little girl growing up in Elizabeth, New Jersey, she went on to earn a degree in journalism and worked her way up to Director of Communications and Editor for an international trade association where she met and interviewed celebrities, authors, speakers, sport personalities and others.  Josie later became a successful communications consultant while authoring her first book, Footprints in the Sand:  A Disabled Woman’s Inspiring Journey to Happiness.  Since then, she has become a motivational speaker, encouraging audiences to strive to overcome and sharing the importance of having a positive mental attitude in life.

Her second book, Visits from Heaven is a compilation of remarkable experiences by ordinary people who have been communicated with in some way by loved ones who have passed on. Her next book, Visits to Heaven, which can be considered a sequel to Visits from Heaven, focuses on near-death experiences.

Make Up Your Mind to be Happy: 105 Simple Tips is yet another non-fiction work of Josie’s. It combines simple, yet effective happiness “tips” with contributions from several renowned experts in the field. “Divine Visits,” Josie’s fifth title and the second follow-up to her best-selling book, Visits from Heaven, delivers proof of miracles and divine encounters.

A creative thinker, Josie holds patents for two inventions.  Josie has also written treatments for a documentary version of Visits From Heaven as well as several new reality television shows, one of which is now being considered by producers in New York City and Los Angeles, California.

It’s going to be a great show!  So tune in on August 2 on (just press “listen live”) at 1:05pm Eastern time.  Many blessings to you!


Taking Comfort from Near Death Experiences

July 15th, 2014 → 7:36 pm @

karen blog photoFirsthand accounts of near death experiences, like this one from Eos Isabel Yolanda, are further proof that the energy of who we are really does continue to exist after our physical bodies have died. Eos, and hundreds of thousands of others, talk about the tremendous peace and light they’ve encountered when they reached “the other side.” Most of them don’t want to come back because they feel like they are home. When they do come back, it’s because they still have things to do and people to teach and touch with their lives.

“It was the summer of 1985. I was 5 years old and was in the shallow end of the pool.  I saw lots of kids and people playing on water slides on the very far end of the swimming pool, and my vision wasn’t that good, so I walked towards the deeper end of the pool to see more clearly, and that was when my foot slipped and down I went into the deeper end.

I was instantly under water because I didn’t know how to swim. I immediately just started to breathe the water, and I could see; it felt so peaceful. I loved it! I loved the feeling of breathing water! It was just such a serene, fascinating experience. I wasn’t scared at all!

Next thing I knew, someone picked me up out of the water. I didn’t recognize that it was my brother. My mind was at that point where I didn’t know who I was or where I was.  I started to float out of my body. I remember wondering why my mother was just sitting there reading a magazine and didn’t notice what happened. A lifeguard saw my brother and then they put me on the ground and started doing CPR.

Meanwhile, this beautiful tunnel of light in the sky distracted me. The tunnel was like a portal in the sky, but the tunnel itself was full of light with swirls made of clouds. The energy was so calm and serene. I was really drawn to walk into the tunnel and saw three shadowy figures in there. Two were males and one was a female. Somehow I could hear the three voices talking in unison. They looked like people, but they were shadowy and translucent at the same time. They also had facial features.

They kept saying, “Go back! Go back! Go back!” And I said to them, “No I don’t want to. She’s mean. (my mother) I don’t like it there. I love it here.”

And then they replied, “You aren’t done yet! Go back! Go back! Go back!”

So I went back, and next thing you know I woke up in the midst of them loading me into the ambulance where they pronounced me dead!”

It is so comforting to hear about what others have experienced when they were “there” because these stories help us to realize that our loved ones really are in a better place. And when we leave our physical bodies, many years from now, we will be in that better place too.



How Clearing Your Energy Will Help You to Heal After Losing a Loved One on the Next Angel Quest Radio Show on July 5 at 1:05pm Eastern Time

June 26th, 2014 → 3:51 pm @

karen blog photoTune in to the next Angel Quest Radio Show on July 5 at 1:05pm Eastern time. I’ll be discussing how clearing your energy will help you to heal after losing a loved one. Different techniques discussed will be Reiki, Ho’oponopono, doing the Celtic Weave, Clearing Your Chakras, Acupuncture, and so much more.

My special guest will be Ken Andes. Ken is a licensed acupuncturist and board certified Chinese herbalist.  He is the owner of Natural Chinese Medicine in Ramsey, NJ, where he combines traditional Chinese medicine with energy healing to help patients overcome chronic health issues. Ken is an experienced practitioner of Medical Qigong, a form of energy healing from China that locates and corrects disturbances in the acupuncture meridians.  In addition to treating patients, Ken has participated in nationally funded research on Medical Qigong including a recent study on the treatment of cocaine addiction with energy medicine.

It’s going to be a very informative show, so make sure to tune in then. Just go to (or 1300am if you are in the NJ/NY area) at

1:05pm Eastern time.


What Happens to Us When We Die?

June 16th, 2014 → 3:25 pm @

karen blog photoIf you put a bowl of water in the middle of the room and leave it there, it will eventually evaporate. That doesn’t mean the water has disappeared from the face of the planet – quite the opposite! That water is no longer contained by its bowl and is now free to expand.

When people ask me about what happens to us after the body dies, I give them the example of that bowl of water. Energy doesn’t begin, and it doesn’t end. The energy of who we are continues well after it leaves the body. Our personalities also continue on. Loud people are still loud. Funny people are still funny. Our energy still has desires, but after it leaves the body, our energy also gains a tremendous amount of perspective on life.

After leaving their physical bodies, our deceased loved ones are able to finally feel their connection with everything and everyone. Because they are not limited to their physical bodies anymore, they truly are free – with no pain and no more worries. They not only feel peace; they are peace and tranquility.  They are limitless and are finally able to experience their oneness with the Source of this infinite peace.

Gaining Perspective

When the energies of our loved ones are released from their bodies, they are able to see “through God’s eyes.” They can now see the causes and effects of what they did or didn’t do on earth and how their choices and actions have affected all those in their paths. The physical body often makes it difficult for those of us on earth to have empathy for others and true understanding of ourselves; it’s like walking around with blinders on! But when we pass to the other side, we gain the ability to see why we did what we did, and are able to understand more fully what we could have done better.

Spirits are also in a much better position to help their living loved ones and can use their thoughts to gently guide and protect them. Remember, though, if you didn’t listen to your deceased loved ones when they were alive, you shouldn’t listen to them now. Even though they’ve gained perspective, they still have their own unique personalities and ideas of what they feel is important, and those ideas may not resonate with yours. You may want to call upon God and the angels in addition to, or instead of, asking your deceased loved ones for help with personal issues.


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