Deceased Loved Ones Can Come Through With the Perfect Song At the Perfect Time

March 17th, 2014 → 6:53 pm @

karen blog photoOur deceased loved ones love to give us signs to let us know they are with us. If we are not paying attention to the messages they are giving us, they will come in ways that we cannot ignore. In my upcoming book, “Your Life After Their Death: A Medium’s Guide to Healing After a Loss,” I talk about many of these “without a doubt” signs.

One type is when our loved ones give messages through music. Make sure to notice if your loved ones’ favorite songs, with the exact words you need to hear, come on at perfect, unexpected times. It is their way of saying, “Pay attention! I’m really with you.”

Such was the case when Rita received this type of sign right in the middle of an appointment she had with me. As her father was coming through with messages, I stopped and asked him to give Rita some definitive signs to let her know that he was around her. Right after I’d said, “Come on, please comfort her and give her a sign,” Rita’s cell phone rang. The ring tone on her phone was the song “Let It Be” by The Beatles—her favorite song. She knew it was her father, giving her the sign we had just requested. If that wasn’t enough, a few minutes later her phone rang again, and it said “Dad” on the caller ID! She tried calling the number back, but no one answered.

Rita left that day knowing her precious father truly was around her. How wonderful that he understood what we’d requested of him and gave his daughter these awesome signs on demand to make her aware of his loving presence. Now Rita is finally able to “let it be,” because she realizes that her dad really is okay and is watching over her and her family!


Forgiveness is Divine: How Writing a Forgiveness Letter Can Help You

February 17th, 2014 → 6:15 pm @

karen blog photoIn Through the Eyes of Another, I discuss how writing a forgiveness letter will help you to heal your life. Of course, writing this type of letter from the heart isn’t always easy. It can be painful; it can be scary (even if you never send it); and it can drudge up emotions you thought you’d successfully buried years before.

The most important thing to remember when writing this type of letter is to see everything through the other person’s eyes. Neale Donald Walsch’s quote says it all: “No one does anything inappropriate, given their model of the world.

When you sit down to write your letter, first ask yourself if you had a role in whatever happened, and if you could have done anything differently. If you don’t feel you contributed to the negativity, try to look at what was going on in the other person’s life. You may even need to look farther back to see what occurred in that person’s childhood. This exercise will help you understand that person’s negative actions from a higher perspective.

I’m not recommending you condone the actions of others who have hurt you. I’m asking you to forgive the person. That means acknowledging their pain and seeking to understand their actions, while letting go of your anger. As Jesus said, “Forgive them, for they know not what they do.” When you understand this concept, miracles will occur in your life and you’ll truly feel like a new person!

Forgiveness will allow you to create your world with love and understanding, shifting your focus from anger and judgment to joy and encouragement. When you are able to release the negativity of the past and allow only light to shine in your present, you will truly be on the road to a much brighter, happier future!

Many blessings to you!


How My Dog Let Me Know She Loved Me Before She Passed

January 21st, 2014 → 4:24 pm @

It was a very sad day. My sixteen-year-old dog, Chelsea, was curled up in her doggie bed dying. She couldn’t even lift her head as I held her and tried to comfort her that morning. I cleaned out a sticky discharge from her eyes that was preventing her from seeing. I told her it was okay to leave her body now because she was in a lot of pain, and added that she could still remain with us afterwards. I then told her I loved her, and placed her back in her bed so that she could rest.

It was snowing hard outside, and about an hour later, my son, Tim, came home early from school. After we had lunch, he and I both went into the bedroom to see how Chelsea was doing. I started petting her, gently cupped her face with my hands, looked into her eyes, and repeated what I had told her earlier, “I love you. I love you.”

Immediately after I said that, Tim sat down on the bed. (I had a koala stuffed animal, along with some of my other things, in a box next to the bed because the guest room was being painted, and I had put everything from that room into boxes. My daughter, Jessica, gave me this stuffed animal to cheer me up a few months earlier because I was very sad when my son, Chris, went off to college.) As soon as Tim sat down, the koala, which was not even on the top of the box, went off by itself and said, “I love you. I love you.”

Wide eyed, Tim looked at me and said, “Mom, it’s as if Chelsea said I love you back. And she said it two times, just like you did!”
Tears rolled down my face. I really believe that is exactly what had happened! Somehow Chelsea was able to relay the message back to me that she loved me too. I don’t know if it was actually her, her higher self, or her angel, but it doesn’t even matter. She was able to say she loved me back, and then leave her frail body peacefully two days later.

Your pets can communicate with you when they are still in their physical bodies, and also after they pass. Ask them to give you “without a doubt” signs to tell you what they need to say. Then be patient and wait. They want to communicate with you as much as you want to communicate with them!



Ways to Find Peace, Love and Joy in Winter Holidays

December 6th, 2013 → 4:18 pm @

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, Bodhi Day, Saint Lucia’s Day, Winter Solstice, Dongzhi Festival, Yalda, Pancha Ganapati, Yule/Jul/Jule – winter celebrations are as old as man, and just as widespread. Every culture has its version of a ritual of renewal, celebrating the triumph of light over dark, the return of the sun, the rebirth of life after death. It’s the harvest cycle, the celestial cycle, and the life cycle all rolled up into beautiful metaphors which all of us celebrate, no matter what religions we call ourselves.

This year, I’d like to embrace all the different traditions of the holiday season.

We’ll leave behind resentment when someone wishes us a “Merry Christmas” if we’re not Christian, or “Happy Hanukkah” if we’re not Jewish, or “Happy Yule” if we’re not neo-pagan and just be thankful that someone is wishing us well this time of year.

We’ll give cards and gifts to those we love, because it’s always good to show our loved ones how we feel about them. You might even make your gift extra special by writing a letter of appreciation to your loved ones that they will treasure forever (it’s the best stocking stuffer money can’t buy!).

We’ll take time to celebrate the fact that every end is really a new beginning. Whether that means planting daffodil bulbs in your garden in preparation for Spring, or worshipping with others of your faith at church, or filling your home with lights (on trees, on menorahs, or with candles), is entirely up to you.

We’ll be our best selves. I’m sure you’ve noticed how people act so much nicer around the holidays when we focus more on giving and kindness. Use this season to jump start your own initiative into becoming a more giving person year-round, and let whatever holiday you celebrate be truly meaningful in an enduring way.

Merry Christmahanakwanzika!


Putting the Giving – in Thanksgiving

November 6th, 2013 → 4:22 pm @

In Through the Eyes of Another, I talk about becoming aware of everyone you encounter and making each person’s life a little better – just because you’re in it! This Thanksgiving, I’d like to give you a challenge to call, email, or text those you won’t be spending the day with, telling them how much they mean to you. Thank and acknowledge how they have made your life better with sincere, heart-felt gratitude. And make sure to really listen and be with the people you are with, whether it’s around the holiday table or just sitting down for a pumpkin spice latte with them afterwards.

Last Thanksgiving, I started a new tradition. I asked my guests to write down their hopes and dreams for the following year on a piece of paper, and then put all of their responses in a “Hopes & Dreams” jar. It gave them something to look forward to in the year ahead, and helped them to focus on what they wanted in their lives. We’re going to open those responses this year to see if everyone’s dream came true.

Can you think of a way to make Thanksgiving more meaningful this year? Think of something new and exciting, and then do it. And please remember, Thanksgiving isn’t just about sitting around and eating. It’s about giving your undivided attention to family, friends, and loved ones, and really giving thanks for all of the many blessings in your life.

I love you! May you have the best Thanksgiving ever!


Calling Upon the Angels to Turn Negative Thoughts into Positive Ones

October 21st, 2013 → 3:03 pm @

If you feel negative in any situation, ask the angels to help you. Archangel Jophiel is the angel that can help you to change your negative thoughts into positive ones. After seeking her help, you will see that your thoughts will be so much more uplifting (and when you feel uplifted, you’ll be able to boost the energy of all those around you as well)! This inner peace will extend to your family, friends, neighbors, your city, state, country, the world – and even the entire universe.

You can also call upon Archangel Michael to protect and dispel any negativity around you. Ask him to surround the room you are in with as many angels as you need to get rid of any disruptive energy that has been sent your way. But don’t stop there! Next, ask Michael to surround the person who is infringing on your space with angels — sending him or her peace too! The only way to stop the ripple effect of negative energy is to begin a new ripple effect of positive energy. The other person won’t consciously know what you have done, but he or she will feel this love — and the urge to be unpleasant will cease.

Remember, positive energy thought forms have stronger and higher vibrations than negative ones, allowing them to override the negative. So, with the help of the angels, if you begin to change your own negative thoughts into positive ones, not only will you be raising your vibration, but you will also be raising the vibration of all around you as well.

Have a wonderful, peaceful day!


Writing a Letter of Gratitude

September 17th, 2013 → 4:52 pm @

After we leave our bodies, we will experience a life review where we will see how we have affected all those we came in contact with, through their eyes. A common message I receive doing appointments is that both the living and deceased wished they told their loved ones how much they loved them, but now it is too late. That’s why I recommend us all to tell our family members and friends just how much we care – now, so that we don’t have any regrets later on. We can do all that in a gratitude letter.

Here are some questions to keep in mind when writing it:

  • How does this person make a difference in your life?
  • What do you admire about this person?
  • What are the greatest qualities this person has?
  • What are some past events that show the type of person he or she is?
  • Why are you proud of this person?

You may think your loved ones know how much you care, but they really don’t. Tell them how much you love them and why.  You will truly make their day!

Peace and Love be with you!


How to Create a Sacred Space to Connect with Angels and Deceased Loved Ones

August 12th, 2013 → 3:58 pm @

Some spaces are more conducive to receiving messages than others. And, there are simple things you can do to make your meditative space better able to support your psychic and spiritual work. But, fundamentally, it all comes down to creating a wonderful, peaceful feeling in the room.

Feng Shui, the ancient Asian set of guidelines to creating a harmonious space, emphasizes de-cluttering as the best way to encourage the flow of cosmic energy. Begin with removing anything and everything extra from your meditation area. Surfaces should be mostly clear, except perhaps a sacred object, stone, or trickling fountain.

Remove clocks and television sets from your line of sight; the only electronics appropriate are ones that create peaceful, soothing music, or lighting.

You may also want to include one or more green, thriving plants so that there is living energy in the room.

Turn your attention to the walls, and be sure that all posters and pictures put you in a very peaceful state of mind.

I love using scents when I meditate, especially frankincense and myrrh oil or beautifully scented candles. It doesn’t matter what the fragrance is, just as long as it relaxes you and makes you feel good.

What color speaks to you? Lavender is one of my favorites for promoting a sense of peace and heightened senses. But yours may be green, blue, pink, or any other color.

Now, can you reach your meditation area easily? Or are you stepping around (or over!) certain objects or pieces of furniture. You want to clear the path to your area to encourage a clear mind.

When you create a sacred space, you will be raising the energy in the room to a higher vibration that will be more on par with the higher energy of the angels and deceased loved ones. This, in turn, will help to increase your ability to connect with these wonderful celestial beings of light!

Angel blessings to you!


Our Loved Ones Retain Their Personality Even After They Die

July 26th, 2013 → 10:15 am @

grey bird - Google SearchOur deceased loved ones retain the same personality that they had when they were here. If they were funny, they are still funny; if they were loud, they are still loud! And such was the case with Marion.

I had a friend named Marion who passed away a few years ago. In life, she was very loud and funny. After she passed, I asked her to give me a sign to let me know she was okay. Little did I know just how fast she’d come around to let me know she was around me.

The very next weekend, as I was walking down the steps to place letters in my mailbox, a gray bird flew so quickly toward me that I thought she was going to crash right in to my chest! She eventually landed on my mailbox and watched me as I stuffed the envelopes inside.

Then she screamed, “Waaaa!” and looked directly into my eyes. The bird was desperately trying to get my attention, and I immediately knew it was Marion.

“Marion!” I started to cry. “Marion, oh my God, Marion!’

I had my cell phone in my pocket and immediately called my son, who was in the house, and shouted, “Hurry, come outside. Marion is here!”

He came outside with a puzzled look on his face and then saw the bird still screaming as it flew to a tree across the driveway.

If my neighbors had heard me, I’m sure they would have thought I had lost my mind! I was answering the bird out loud: “Marion, I love you. I’m so glad you’re okay!” After what seemed like an eternity, the bird finally flew away. I went inside, had a good cry, and thanked her for giving me this wonderful gift of letting me know she was okay.

Needless to say, I am thrilled that my beloved friend let me know she was near. There have been countless other times when Marion has made appearances to family and friends through messages and dreams, and she is still appearing as different birds at just the right time. I am ever so grateful that she is making sure I know she is still around and is very much at peace.


Can You Hear Me Now? Good! – Receiving Messages from Your Angels and Deceased Loved Ones

July 3rd, 2013 → 7:42 pm @

Anyone can receive messages from angels and deceased loved ones. If you want to begin opening yourself up to these communications, I recommend starting with meditation to help open up your third eye. If you are not familiar with meditation, you may want to listen to a guided meditation tape. Or may wish to put on soothing music in the background – and then sit, relax, and clear your mind. During your quiet time, you may receive messages from your higher self, deceased loved ones, and the angels. However, the purpose of meditation is to quiet your mind and to prepare yourself spiritually so that you can receive messages at a later time.

After you finish your meditation, and while you’re still in a relaxed state, you may wish to pose a question with a yes or no answer. You’ll likely receive the answer to your question sometime during that day, or week, in one form or another.

If you meditate regularly, you should begin to receive messages from the angels and deceased loved ones. They may come at you in a number of ways. If you’re a visual person, pictures might pop into your mind’s eye – that’s clairvoyance. Or, you may hear messages – that’s clairaudience. You may also feel heat, cold, or sense an energy around you – that’s clairsentience. Or you may just have a gut feeling that they are there – that is claircognizance. However your messages come, acknowledge them, even if they don’t make sense to you at first.

When you begin connecting with the celestial realm, I recommend doing readings on others. This will help you to understand what is a true message and what is not. One time I was doing a reading for a woman, and I kept seeing an image of a walrus. I hesitated to mention it, thinking it couldn’t possibly make any sense, but when I did, the woman replied that her deceased husband was short, fat, bald, and had webbed feet.  We both had a good laugh with that one!

Sometimes, an image or a word will come through, but you may have to use your frame of reference to understand what it means. Communicating with angels and loved-ones is a 2-spirit process, and sometimes their messages may get filtered through your perceptions. I was giving a reading to a young woman years ago, and I kept seeing the old TV show Bonanza. She was far too young to even remember that show, and it didn’t mean anything to her. So I had to ask myself: What does Bonanza mean to me? Not much. In fact, the only character I remembered in that show was Hass. “Hass”, it turned out, was the name of the man who had put her boyfriend in jail. So when giving a reading, you make sure to be a little brave and say even the messages that you think don’t make any sense.

The angels and your deceased loved ones really are around you and want you to know that. When you are able to receive messages from them, they will be as relieved as you are! Good luck with it all, and don’t try too hard. Just allow it to happen.

Many blessings to you!




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