ABOUT GAYLE KIRK
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Enjoy this shortened version of my biography.
I am a Spiritual Teacher, Psychic, Medium, Channel, Author, and Inspirational Speaker for Personal Growth and Higher Consciousness.
Spirit and I help you to be your most and to create your best life!
In addition to Private Readings, I also offer Books, Radio Shows, Workshops, Inspirational Talks, Resources, and teach Self-Empowerment Tools.
I have over 20 years experience in the field of Spirituality and Human Potential.
Since 1998, I have helped people all over the world.
I am respected and known for my accuracy, detailed information, integrity, compassion, wisdom, and sensitivity.
My sincere desire is for you to have a positive experience – one that brings self-empowerment, guidance, comfort, understanding, peace, hope, and healing.
There are over 400 positive client reviews on the TESTIMONIALS page.
There are also videos, radio interviews, and recordings of live readings on the MEDIA page.
I do my best to live and grow as my Soul, to be the most I can be, to co-create an extraordinary life in partnership with Spirit, to help others, and to live what I teach.
I am passionate about helping you to know that you are a spiritual being here to live as your Soul, you are deeply loved by God/Source/Spirit, how to connect with the spiritual guidance and power that is within you, and to support you in serving others in your own authentic way with love.
My teachings, readings, classes, writing, and talks are universal. They go beyond religious boundaries. I do not represent the beliefs of any one religion, spiritual movement, or teacher. I try to be respectful and inclusive of all loving and compassionate faiths, cultures, and backgrounds.
I live in North Carolina with my wonderful husband and sweet kitty.
I am originally from Ohio. I have also lived in Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.
I have travelled quite a bit to the Caribbean, Mexico, Argentina, Turkey, England, Canada, and Italy, among other places. I enjoy helping people from all over the world via telephone and Skype.
If this is your first time having a reading, you can feel safe and comfortable with me. I love helping people have a great first experience!
I really like helping people with my work and deepening my connection with Spirit. I also enjoy writing, dining out, travelling, choir, dancing, art, shopping, meeting new people, exploring, and nature walks.
Although I have had my share of challenges, difficulties, and tragedy, my life has been very good in many ways. I feel blessed and am thankful for having a family who loves me and devoted parents. I went to good schools and grew up in a caring, safe small town and had lots of fun journeys along the way.
I was fortunate to be selected to travel in the international singing and dance group, “Up With People” for a year after graduating from high school to help promote cultural understanding among nations. After college, I worked on board a major cruise line as a cruise staff member for several years. I have been happily married and with my loving husband for over twenty years now.
Like everyone, my life has also been filled with difficulties that have caused me to be lonely, afraid, sad, angry, confused, misunderstood, and hurt.
Some of my challenges include losing a brother to suicide, overcoming a severe illness, divorce, frequent and severe migraines, perimenopause and menopause difficulties, moving by myself to an unfamiliar city four times to setup work and residence, growing up in a family that doesn’t understand or relate to my gifts and spiritual interests, providing for my own financial needs since college, spending more than twenty years studying, developing, and understanding my spiritual gifts, in addition to establishing and operating my own a successful, rewarding spiritual business helping others.
Because of all these experiences, I understand my clients, students, and readers and they often relate to me. I desire to love, enjoy, learn, grow, prosper, uplift, inspire, educate, and help heal through my work and my life. I aspire to live as my Higher Self or Soul in partnership with Spirit and to help others do the same so that we may be the most we can be, live an exceptional life, help others, and create Heaven on earth.
This is a condensed version of my autobiography. I hope you enjoy it and I hope it helps you on your own journey of personal and spiritual growth.
In this, you will learn how I developed my gifts.
Enjoy my conversations with Spirit Guides, using the Ouija Board, working on a cruise line, channeling Spirit, the fun music videos, personal photos, and more!
Also enjoy reading about how I met Donny Osmond, Davy Jones, David Cassidy, Shirley Jones, Florence Henderson, Phyllis Diller, and Robert Goulet. It’s fun!
LISTEN TO GAYLE ON THE RADIO!
Enjoy listening to a radio interview with me (on my personal website). Learn how I got started. Age 7 – Channeling my Spirit Guides. Age 13 – Using the Ouija Board. Dreams & signs from my brother in Heaven. Learn what a reading with me is like and so much more!
I believe you will also like watching the short videos of me that I have posted on the MEDIA PAGE. Enjoy!
SPEAKING TO MY SPIRIT GUIDE
Many people often ask me how long I’ve been doing this. The answer is, my whole life. My earliest memory of communicating with Spirit is around age 7 when I remember speaking to my Spirit Guide with my younger brother Greg who was age 5 in our bedroom at night.
(Check out the cute photo below of my brother Greg and me waiting for someone to turn on the TV in front of us. Hmmm, I wonder if the TV show Bewitched was coming on? I sure hope so. I loved that program!)
During my formative years, there were a lot of new TV shows about magic, ghosts, and fantasy. These TV shows had a big influence on me. I enjoyed them all such as Bewitched, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Nanny and the Professor, The Flying Nun, I Dream of Jeannie, The Munsters, The Addams Family, The Twilight Zone, Star Trek, The Jetsons, and Lost in Space.
After dinner, my brother Greg and I would sit in the dark on the floor of our bedroom and wait for “Mr. Frog” (our Spirit Guide) to come.
The way the street light illuminated our bedroom curtains created a shadow on the curtains that looked like a frog.
As I stared at the frog shaped shadow on the curtain, I intuitively used it as a focal point and became lightly transfixed or entranced which means my state of consciousness would slightly alter.
When I felt the presence of Spirit in the room, I would tell my brother that “Mr. Frog” (our Spirit Guide) was here.
My brother Greg would ask me, “Gayle, what is Mr. Frog saying?”
My young, open mind became gently and lovingly overshadowed, blended, inspired, influenced, or one with Spirit. This allowed me to channel simple messages from our Spirit Guide “Mr. Frog”.
At age 7, I would easily and naturally consciously channel simple messages to my brother from Spirit.
Today, when I give readings, a lot of the guidance, information, and messages I share with people comes from loved ones in Heaven, Spirit Guides, and the Universe in the same blended or lightly transfixed way as it did when I was 7 years old which is why you will often see me looking to the side of the person so I can stare at something to transfix as I blend with Spirit or I often close my eyes for a deeper connection with Spirit. It’s positive, loving, empowering, simple, and natural.
Be comforted in knowing that your Soul, the Universe, Spirit Guides, Angels, and I want to help you through every situation with love, joy, health, prosperity, peace, and understanding. Our sincere desire is for your happiness, healing, and personal growth.
Before we go any further about some of my psychic, mediumship, and channeling experiences growing up and how my gifts unfolded, let first me tell you more about myself so you can get to know me and see that I’m just a normal person from a normal upbringing.
I’m probably very similar to you in many ways. My story may be unique, but we’re more alike than different as you’ll soon find out.
We all have psychic abilities to varying degrees. Yes, you are psychic! With education, awareness, willingness, and practice, you can develop your psychic abilities further.
For more information on your psychic abilities, please see my article: YOUR PSYCHIC IMPRESSIONS.
LIFE IN OHIO
I am the oldest of four children. I grew up in Perrysburg, Ohio a small, rural, middle-class suburb of Toledo.
My father was a corporate executive and my mother was a stay at home housewife. I was a very playful, bright, dreamy, deep thinking, imaginative, artistic, creative, empathic, and psychically sensitive child. I had a normal, happy childhood and very loving, attentive parents, friendly neighbors, and caring teachers.
Perrysburg, Ohio was a great place to grow up. It was safe, friendly, and clean. There were farm fields around us. When we weren’t in school, summers were spent on our bikes, at the town pool, enjoying cookouts, and sitting on the porch or on a swing. Winters were spent on sleds, ice skating, shoveling snow, drinking hot chocolate, and making snow angels.
In Perrysburg, when I was growing up during the 1960’s, few people were divorced and teachers were also usually your parents’ friends or neighbors down the street. Your friends in kindergarten were still your classmates senior year. In Perrysburg, in the 1960’s, you really could borrow some sugar from your next door neighbor or stop by their house anytime to chat about anything or nothing over a cup of coffee.
In the 1960’s, when I lived in Perrysburg, Ohio, you knew the paper boy’s name, man had just walked on the moon for the first time, and the Carol Burnett Show was on TV.
There were block parties, sleepovers, Boy Scout pancake breakfasts, backyard carnivals, garage sales, street parades with miniature red Shriner cars with adult men doing figure 8’s in the road (our dentist was one of them) and clowns on stilts with big noses throwing candy to little kids sitting on the street curb during the Memorial Day town parade. There was very little sunscreen and everybody loved high fructose corn syrup.
I know it wasn’t always perfect, but sometimes, I miss those growing up years in Perrysburg, Ohio. It was a different time, a slower pace. It was truly an idyllic life in many ways. It was the 1960’s. I can’t believe how long ago that was and yet it seems like only yesterday and the crazy thing is time just keeps going by faster and faster the older I get. Is that true for you too?
Every generation will reminisce and have their version of the good ole’ days. Don’t get me wrong; I’m enjoying today also. I love spandex, Dunkin Doughnuts, Oprah, and my Honda Civic. I guess I’m just feeling a little nostalgic as I’m talking with you about my youth. (Sigh!) Thanks for listening.
Here’s an interesting story from my childhood. When my brother Greg was age 5, during dinner time he would often enthusiastically talk about all the wonderful things he did during the day with “Beh Beh” (his invisible friend – also known as his Spirit Guide).
One evening at dinner, Greg was unusually quiet. My parents asked him what was wrong. Greg said with great sadness, “Beh Beh moved today.”
From that point on, Greg never spoke of Beh Beh ever again.
MY FAMILY & MESSAGES FROM HEAVEN
My parents raised us to live a life with honesty, kindness, compassion, integrity, good morals, and personal values. (Check out the fun family photo below circa 1966!) I grew up Methodist, but we didn’t go to church much as it was difficult to get 4 kids ready on a Sunday morning. More often, we opted for watching Davey and Goliath on TV which was a program that taught children lessons and values. Now let me briefly tell you about my parents and how I first got interested in life after death because of my family.
My dad was valedictorian of his high school and graduated cum laude in college. My grandfather, whom we called, Pop Pop, was an electrical engineer for an electric company in New Jersey. He passed into the world of Spirit when I was 13-years-old. We were close and I have had numerous connections with him from the Other Side.
My dad’s family was very bright, focused on higher education, and from the east coast. They were very logical, grounded, intellectual, well traveled, and well-read, family-oriented people who appreciated and enjoyed some of the finer things in life. My dad’s parents enjoyed going into New York City to watch Broadway shows from time to time and often drove out to Ohio to see us.
Unfortunately, my dad’s younger brother and only sibling, Jim, died in a tragic car accident at 19 years of age. My Uncle Jim was a freshman in college. He had just been home for a visit and was heading back to college with a friend on a rainy night when a semi-trailer truck collided with them. He died instantly. Naturally, my dad’s mom, who we called Mama Lou, was profoundly hurt by his passing. I was 1-year-old at the time.
My Uncle Jim loved being an uncle. In a Psychic Mediumship Reading I got as an adult, he came through saying he wanted to thank me for being one of the few people who didn’t feel sad whenever I thought of him. I learned our loved ones in Heaven know how we feel more than we may realize. I have had other messages from my Uncle Jim letting my father know his younger brother is well, he’s with him, and offering my dad guidance regarding his life and retirement. It brings us comfort to know Uncle Jim, who died so tragically, is at peace and still with us in Spirit.
My dad is very funny, likes playing and watching all kinds of sports, and is a loving, loyal provider for our family. He was very involved as a father and did many activities with us. One of the things I appreciated about him the most was his patience. When I was little, I remember asking him, “Dad, why is the sky blue?” and he gave me his most honest, thoughtful answer. I was never afraid to ask questions as I grew up because of his support.
My mom was beauty queen her junior and senior years in high school. My mom’s older brother drove her around sitting on top of his convertible waving and looking pretty in the football homecoming parade. My mother’s family were very spiritually focused, church-goers from the mid-west. My great uncle and great-grandfather were both preachers, along with a few other relatives further back in the family line. They were very charismatic inspirational speakers in the church. They were also farmers and very hard working laborers who loved family. Both sides of the family were very caring, supportive, had a keen sense of humor, and enjoyed music, animals, and nature.
My mom loves being a wife and mother. She is always concerned about family and does whatever she can to try to help us. My mom likes to stay busy so she enjoys tennis, golf, playing bridge, cooking, entertaining, spending time with dad, and keeping up with the children, grandchildren, and her friends. My mother is a compassionate person who genuinely cares about the well-being of others. She is always trying to help and uplift in whatever way she can.
Unfortunately, my mother’s father, Wes, died in a horrible gun accident when she was just 5-years-old. It was very difficult for her family as you can well imagine. When my mom’s mother had to go to work, her mother’s sister (my Great Aunt Delores) and her mother’s mother, (my Great Grandma) helped raise my mom and her three older brothers, in addition to helping raise Great Aunt Delores’ two children who had also lost their father due to an illness. It was also just after the Great Depression so things were especially tight financially. It was really tough times. They pulled together and their very strong faith and trust in God/Source/Higher Power helped pull them through.
When my mother’s mother (who we called Grandma Brooks) was passing at 97-years-old, she told my mom, “Wes (Grandma Brooks’ husband) wants me to come, but I don’t know how to get there. Delores (her sister who had passed many years earlier) is calling me.” My mom tearfully replied, “It’s okay, Mother. You’ll see them soon.” Shortly thereafter, Grandma Brooks joined her husband (Wes), her sister (Delores), and her mother in Heaven. I know they are all still with us and we will be with them again one day in Heaven.
I actually knew my mother’s mother’s mother (my Great Grandma). She lived to be 93-years-old. She made me “hot cakes” (pancakes) in the morning when I’d spend the night with her as a little girl when my family visited. My Great Grandma would feed the neighbor cat when he came to her back kitchen door during our breakfast.
My Great Grandma’s husband’s name was Herschel. He had polio before he died. Because of the polio, Great Grandpa Herschel couldn’t walk.
Before my Great Grandma died in the hospital, my Grandma Brooks heard her mother saying, “Herschel! I didn’t know you could walk, Herschel. Where are you going? Oh, you’re going to tell the others I’m coming.”
When my mother shared that story with me at 13-years-old, I said very joyfully, “Mom, do you know what that means?” She said, “No, what?” I said, “It means we don’t die!”
I realized that my Great Grandmother was talking with people who had passed, but were still alive in Heaven. That experience and the passing of my dad’s dad (Pop Pop), also at age 13, began my desire to find out more about the after life and where my relatives had gone.
At age 13, I wondered where were my Grandpa, Great Grandma, Great Grandpa, Great Aunt Delores, Uncle Jim, and Pop Pop now that they had passed if they were still communicating with us? Where was I going when it was my time to pass? What was it like there? I had to know more and so began my unending quest and thirst for spiritual knowledge and first-hand experience of the after life.
Great Grandpa Herschel started and was the Pastor of a Quaker or Friends Church. The Friends Church often focuses on trying to hear the truth of God through direct experience and personal relationship with Spirit. The Pastors sometimes choose to offer unprepared vocal ministry worship where the order of service and often some of the inspirational messages are not planned in advance, but instead spoken inspirationally as one is moved by Spirit.
Great Grandpa’s son Joseph (my Great Uncle) later started and was a dedicated Pastor of a Nazarene Church. He was a wonderful speaker, inspirational motivator, and very passionate about service. Although I am neither a Quaker or Nazarene, I often feel the loving influence of my ancestors guiding and supporting me. I also feel I have their gift for inspirational speaking.
I feel similar to them in wanting to guide, empower, and inspire others. I too have their dedication and strong desire to serve others and personally connect with Spirit. I consider myself “spiritual”, rather than “religious” meaning I have my own personal, eclectic relationship with God/Spirit/the Universe or however else you may want to define the Creator.
My mother’s father’s mother (my Great Grandmother) was also a very passionate, spiritually focused person. She would voluntarily preach informally on behalf of the Friends Church.
Going back even further into my family history, I learned about a relative who was a Methodist Minister, teacher, and song writer in the 1800’s living in the South. So spiritual work goes back pretty far in my family for some of my relatives on my mother’s side.
We called my dad’s mother Mama Lou. Mama Lou had been very good friends with the parents of a family named Hild. Mr. & Mrs. Hild passed quite a few years before Mama Lou. Shortly before Mama Lou passed, she told my parents, “The Hilds came to visit me last night.” Knowing we will be with our family and friends again when we pass joyfully reconfirms my knowledge in our life after this life.
Another uplifting, inspirational story about life after death is about my mom’s good friend Eleanor. Eleanor’s mother Leona was in hospice waiting to pass. Leona was 97 years old and had lived a long, good, happy life, but was nearing the end. Leona’s husband Carl had passed quite a few years before her. A few weeks before Leona passed, Eleanor went in to check on her mother in hospice and found her mother determinedly trying to pack her clean and dirty clothes in her suitcase like she was on a mission. When Eleanor asked, “Mom, what are you doing?” Her mother replied, “Carl is coming to get me. I need to be ready.”
Here’s another interesting story about communication from the After Life. My good friend Sal lost her husband Craig to cancer. She was left to raise their 3 young children by herself. A month after Craig passed, I sensed the presence of her husband while I was balancing my check book of all things.
Then a few years after Craig had passed, I was getting ready for bed and had the light on my night stand turned on to get myself ready for bed. I finished what I was doing, turned off the light, put on my eye patch (I hate the light when I sleep), and pulled up the covers to go to sleep.
I fell asleep right away and woke up around 2:00 am to use the restroom. When I took off my eye patch to walk to the bathroom, I discovered the bed light was on. (I had turned it off before I went to sleep, remember?) I called to my husband who was in the living room, “Mark, did you turn the light on in here?” He said, “No.” I was curious. Did Spirit make that happen? Did someone want my attention? Since I mostly feel and hear Spirit people (not see them) I wasn’t sure who it was.
I went to the restroom and got back into bed with my eye patch back on. As I lay there wondering how the light got on and who did it and why and was it someone in Spirit, I felt a pressure on my feet like someone was touching my toes. Sometimes when my cat Sammy jumps up onto the bed, it will feel somewhat like that. I took off my eye patch to check, but Sammy was in the hallway. Who touched my toes? Now I was concerned.
Since it was 2:00 am, I didn’t feel like waking up fully and trying to communicate with the Spirit. I didn’t feel it was a malevolent spirit, but just to make sure, I got out of bed and saged the whole apartment while saying a prayer and asking God, Jesus, and Archangel Michael to escort anyone who is not of the light or for my highest and best out of the apartment. I said, “If this is my family in Heaven doing these things, please stop. You are scaring me. Find another way to send me a sign or get my attention and let me know who is doing this.”
I asked my husband Mark to come to bed with me thinking that might stop whoever was in Spirit. Mark did come to bed and then as I tried to sleep, I felt a touch on the top of my head twice. I said to Mark, “Quite touching my head. I’m trying to sleep.” Mark said, “I’m not touching your head.”
I called my friend Sal the next morning to tell her this whacky Spirit story and she said, “You know what last night was right?” I said, “No.” She replied, “It was the anniversary of Craig’s passing. The kids and I sent a balloon lamp with a lit candle up in the air last night and said some things to Craig (her husband/their father) in a little ceremony in remembrance of him.”
I reminded Sal that Craig was an Eagle Boy Scout and that a common way to communicate or signal someone in the wilderness is to reflect sunlight off a mirror. When someone sees your signal, they send a reflection of sunlight back to you to confirm they got your signal. When Craig turned on my bed light, it was his message to you and the children that he received your messages and the lit balloon lamp that you sent to him in the sky.
Craig made sure I didn’t dismiss him turning the bed light on as just some weird fluke so he also touched my feet and head twice so I wouldn’t think I was making it up and so hopefully, he would get my attention, I would then tell you the story, and you could receive his message. Wow!!"
We both agree this made perfect sense. Now if the bed light goes on again by itself in the middle of the night or my feet and head are touched lightly, I won’t be afraid or wonder who it is. I’ll just say, “Hi, Craig!”
Lastly, I told Sal, “I know you miss Craig, but isn’t it great to know he heard your messages, attended your ceremony, saw the lamp you sent up, and to know he is with you and that he tried really hard to send a message back to you!” She agreed it was, although I could still feel the pain of his absence in her heart.
Two days later, my electronic digital photo display that sits on my bedroom dresser went on “by itself”. I’ve had that electronic photo display for about 6 years. To turn it on, you have to push down on a button on the top of it fairly hard. It has never gone on “by itself” in the entire 6 years that I have had it.
This time I knew it was Craig, my friend Sal’s deceased husband. I wasn’t afraid. I was excited he was trying to get my attention again to send a message to Sal. I happily looked up in the air and said, “Hi, Craig!”
I called my friend Sal to tell her the good news that her husband in Heaven had come through with another sign that he was around. She thanked me for telling her and said with tears in her throat, “Today is our wedding anniversary.”
Later that same day my laptop in the adjacent room malfunctioned. When those in Heaven are near us and want to get our attention, they can often easily manipulate electronic devices. Maybe someone has been sending you a sign from Heaven as well? If so, say hello and know they are sending you their love.
OK. Now back to the history of my family. On an upbeat, fun note, on my father’s side of the family, if you go back 14 generations (not much, right?) we found out we are related to the first European to build a residential house in Canada, Governor Pierre Chauvin, Sieur de Tonnetuit of France.
Governor Chauvin was a naval and military captain in the French Royal Navy under King Henri IV, a powerful merchant, and owner of 4 ships of his own. He had turned to commercial interests after a long military career and sailed up the St. Lawrence River looking for trading posts. In 1602, he explored the St. Lawrence and established a little colony at Tadoussac, in Quebec, Canada, where the Saint Lawrence and Saguenay rivers joined. There he built a house which became a trading post. It was France’s first trading post on the mainland of New France. It is the oldest site of continuous European settlement in Quebec and in Canada. In 1603, Samuel de Champlain drew this house on one of his maps and identified it as, “dwelling place of Captain Chauvin from the year 1600.” Pretty cool, eh?!
Governor Chauvin’s French Canadian relatives, Joseph Mcolas and Louis Chauvin, later went on to explore further and ultimately settled in the Tchoupitoulas district above New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. They are identified with the earliest history of exploration of Louisiana and took part in a sailing expedition to find the mouth of the Mississippi River and in the exploration of the Mississippi River.
I think it’s interesting that, even before we knew this information about my past relatives, my brother, Greg, who was also in the Navy like Governor Chauvin, ended up living in Mississippi like our relatives of 14 generations ago did. It’s funny the similarity between generations and how history repeats itself. Maybe my brother Greg was one of these early explorers in his past life and he wanted to go back to that region in this life? Who knows, but it’s fun to think about.
Have you ever done a Past Life Regression? If not, I highly recommend it. It can be very interesting, healing, and revealing.
I’ve done several Past Life Regressions and have learned some interesting things about myself by doing so. I have also been trained in Past Life Regression and have helped others see into their past lives. Now, I focus more on offering psychic guidance and messages from loved ones in Heaven.
That’s just a brief history of my family. I hope it helps you to know me better and understand what started my interest in metaphysics.
Sometimes, people wonder what religion I am so I will answer it this way. I consider myself to be spiritual, rather than religious. I respect each person’s right to choose their own pathway to God/Source/Higher Power.
I have a deep, personal relationship with God/Source/Higher Power and my spiritual views draw from several beliefs. I think of us all as children of God and I want us to treat one another with love and respect, as we would like to be treated, no matter what nationality, gender, race, religion, sexuality, or creed we are.
Okay, let’s move on to more psychic, mediumship, and channeling stuff. I know you want to hear about the times I used the Ouija Board, when I worked on a cruise line, when I met Donny Osmond, Davy Jones, David Cassidy, Shirley Jones, Florence Henderson, Phyllis Diller, and Robert Goulet, and my experiences channeling Spirit. Are you ready? Here we go!
I SEE YOU!
I remember my mom tucking me into bed at night after I brushed my teeth and said my prayers. When I was around 4 to 8 years of age, no sooner than she had left me to fall asleep, I’d be up with a request for a night light, a glass of water, a question, or a story I wanted to share. I would have all kinds of excuses to leave my bedroom because I couldn’t settle down.
I realize now that the reason I couldn’t relax is because I was highly sensitive and I sensed the presence of Spirit around me. I just knew clairscentiently and intuitively that Spirit people were looking at me and watching me ever since I was a little child.
I would pull my blankets up past my nose trying to hide, but I still sensed the presence of Spirit beings in my bedroom. I would sometimes cry out to my Mom to come and be with me. I’m no longer afraid now that I know what is happening and now that I understand my Spirit Guides are with me offering their love, support, and wisdom.
I have always wanted to fly. I believe our Spirit remembers being free in this way which is why so many of us want to experience flying again in physical form. As a little child, I used to run around the yard and tell myself that if I ran really, really fast and jumped really, really high, while flapping my arms like a bird, I might be able to actually lift off the ground and fly a little bit. It never worked, but I kept trying.
As an adult, I have experienced flying dreams and I have also astral traveled (while wide awake with my eyes open as well as closed) both spontaneously and on purpose. I have even traveled to other galaxies in deep meditation. They are wonderful experiences. Because I always wanted to fly and because I like to travel so much and meet new people and experience different cultures, I thought I would like being a flight attendant. Instead, I ended up working on a cruise line which was great fun, but more about that later.
TV – THE GREAT ESCAPE
Growing up, I loved television and still do. If you’re discerning about what you watch, I think it’s a great form of entertainment, relaxation, education, and inspiration.
When I was young, my favorite TV program was Bewitched. I would cry if I wasn’t allowed to stay up an extra 1/2 hour to watch it. My mom would make me promise that I wouldn’t be tired the next day if she let me stay up late. I would sit with my brother Greg on the carpeted floor about 4 feet away from the TV and stare at Samantha Stevens’ nose to try and figure out how she twitched it to make magic. (See photo of Greg and me at the beginning of this article.) I truly believed in the magic I was seeing on television. I knew magical things were real, but when I tried to twitch my own nose, nothing happened.
Besides Bewitched, my other favorite TV shows when I was young were The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, I Dream of Jeannie, Lost in Space, and The Nanny and the Professor. I loved The Nanny and the Professor theme song – “What is this magic thing about Nanny is it love or is it magic?” (TV theme song) Thankfully, I grew up in a great time for magical TV. It just fueled my love of mystical things.
I was always very close with my grandparents and I was lucky enough to have them in my life into my teenage and adult years. Because they were always so good to me, I have a particular fondness for older people.
My mother’s mother (Grandma Brooks) and I were very close. Grandma Brooks loved watching The Lawrence Welk Show. I could count on Grandma Brooks watching her favorite TV program every Saturday night. I loved watching The Lawrence Welk Show with her when we were together.
If you watched it too, then you remember the dancing team Bobby and Cissy, the “Champagne Lady” Norma Zimmer, and the wonderful married musical duo Guy and Ralna!
Well, as a fun side note, my mom took her 90-year-old mother to a Lawrence Welk concert with many of the same cast members. Grandma Brooks sat in the front row all a gush. Tom Netherton, the handsome blonde baritone, went into the audience, gently lifted Grandma out of her seat, sang to her, and then gave her a kiss on the check! She was thrilled. (Don’t you just love the photo of Grandma Brooks with Tom Netherton above. Oooh la la, Grandma!)
In 2015, I attended a concert with Guy Hovis and Ralna English of the Lawrence Welk show.
I loved watching them on TV at my Grandma’s house. They were so good and such a lovely couple. Their voices were just as great as ever. Their concert was terrific and they were wonderful to let us adoring fans get our picture taken with them afterwards. They were so gracious, bubbly, and warm.
Here I am with Guy and Ralna!
So much fun!!
OUIJA BOARD & SPIRIT GUIDES
Around age 13, my friend, Sally, found a Ouija Board in her house. For the next 10 years, we would spend many weekends speaking to Spirit Guides and loved ones in Heaven through the Ouija Board, although I now know there are better (and easier) ways to communicate with Spirit. (Here’s a photo of my friend and me goofing around with the Ouija Board at her house around age 18.)
The first Spirit Guide I ever met through the Ouija Board spelled her name, “WALDER” so that is what my friend and I called her.
We asked Walder, the Spirit Guide, where she was from and she spelled Germany. So, we pronounced her named as if it were spelled “Valder” with the “W” like a “V”. Walder was a very playful Spirit Guide, as were we. Like attracts like.
When we would put our index fingers on the planchette (the small plastic piece that moves on the board) and asked, “Walder, are you here?” she would move the piece around the board, usually in circles. She always seemed to be there when we asked for her and she was always ready to play with us on the Ouija Board.
We would ask her to move the piece faster and she would. We asked her to move the piece in a circle in the opposite direction, back and forth, and side to side. She would. Walder moved the planchette very quickly and any way we liked, even in a 5-pointed star and often at lightening speed, sometimes so fast our fingers would slide off the piece. It was a lot of fun for many years.
I knew Walder was not my only Spirit Guide because when I would ask questions about my future, the energy of the board would change, the planchette would slow down, and a wise group of Spirit Guides would spell things like, “BE HERE NOW.” I didn’t understand that my guides were lovingly trying to help me to be in the present moment and enjoy my youth. As a young teenager, all I cared about was if the boy I liked was going to ask me to the school dance. I didn’t want to, “BE HERE NOW” as the Ouija Board suggested to me.
Since then, I have met many of my Spirit Guides. Some have shown themselves to me in my meditations, others have introduced themselves to me in my lucid dreams. Other guides have made themselves known when I have trance channeled in a light, altered consciousness. All of my Spirit Guides have been loving, supportive, compassionate, wise, and trustworthy. They offer me guidance, comfort, and healing.
We all have Spirit Guides. Sincerely ask to meet your guides before you go to sleep at night or before you meditate. Eventually, when you relax enough, you will meet them. Develop that partnership with your guides. They are here to help you navigate your life. Your life is a partnership between you and Spirit (your Higher Self/Soul, the Universe, Spirit Guides, Angels, Ascended Masters, and loved ones in Heaven).
DONNY OSMOND & DAVID CASSIDY!
Thirteen years old was a great year! I was allowed to get my ears pierced (by a licensed medical doctor, in his office, with my mom present).
My mother also gave me the thrill of a lifetime which was tickets to attend a LIVE DONNY OSMOND CONCERT!!
We sat on the main floor and I brought my diary so I could get his autograph. Donny, must not have seen me that night sitting with my mother and thousands of young, SCREAMING girls. I’m sure he would have gladly given me his autograph if he had known I wanted it.
As a side note, I finally got to meet Donny Osmond about twenty years later when I was about 33-years-old and living in Chicago. Donny was starring in the play, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (which, of course, I saw) at the Chicago Theatre. I was on my lunch hour and enjoying some fresh air outside of the office building I worked in.
All of a sudden, DONNY OSMOND walked passed me! OMG! Donny Osmond, my teenage heart throb, was about 5 feet away from me!! I knew immediately who he was and quickly walked to catch up with him and join him in stride.
I looked over at him and asked quietly and respectfully, “Excuse me, but are you Donny Osmond?” He said he was. I quickly added, “I don’t want to bother you, but I have loved you ever since I was 11 years old.” Donny Osmond thanked me (!!) and then he asked, “Do you know where State Street Bank is?” I said I did not. He said goodbye and left.
For those of you wondering, yes, my husband knows about my crush. My husband even escorted me to a Donny Osmond concert in Boston a few years ago. I know I’m married to the better man. Thanks, honey! I love you. (FYI – Some crazy lady in a wedding dress in the balcony of the Donny Osmond concert in Boston stood up in the middle of a song and yelled, “Donny, will you marry me?!”)
During my early thirties, when I lived in Chicago in the 1980’s, I also met teen idol David Cassidy of the 1970’s TV show The Partridge Family.
It was a surreal experience meeting David Cassidy in person because I had watched, memorized, acted out, and sang songs from every episode of that TV series during my youth.
It was a thrill to finally meet David Cassidy. (Don’t you just love the bubble captions I put into the photo on the left with David and me? Slightly embarrassing now.)
During my years in Chicago, I also met Davy Jones of the 1960’s TV show The Monkees. Remember when Davy Jones made a guest appearance on the TV show The Brady Bunch?
Do you remember the Brady Bunch episode where Marcia Brady tried to get Davy Jones to be her prom date and the dreamy song he sang to her? “Girl, look what you’ve done to me – me and my whole world.” Sigh! So dreamy!
Both superstars were outside the Chicago Theatre at various times when I just happened to be there so I was lucky enough to get to see them close and in person! Growing up, I loved musical TV shows and TV variety shows. I projected myself into each one of them. I still love them!
SEANCES, LEVITATION & PREMONITIONS
As a young teenager, I often wanted to conduct seances at my slumber parties. I remember one time when my 5 girlfriends, Mom, and I squeezed into my family’s bathroom, turned off all the lights (except for the red night light) and sat on the floor asking George Washington to come. I remember getting really upset when some of them started laughing and thought is was a joke. I knew we could contact George Washington if everyone tried hard enough.
I also remember trying to levitate someone at those slumber parties. One of us girls would lie down on our back and the rest of us would stand around them with only our fore fingers and middle fingers under their body as we lifted them into the air. It worked! I also remember trying to move objects on my desk in my bedroom with the powers of my mind. That didn’t work. Not yet anyway.
I was very sensitive and still am. Even as a child, I seemed to know how people felt intuitively and empathically. I sensed their emotions, thoughts, and often knew if they weren’t telling the truth. It confused me because adults sometimes said one thing, but felt something different. I didn’t understand.
I would also get psychic hunches or premonitions about upcoming events such as an award I would later win when I was in the 8th grade for having good grades and a car accident I was in as a passenger of a drunk driver when I was 18.
Before these things actually happened, I also psychically knew of my brother’s passing, my youngest brother’s divorce, the gender of my sister’s second child, that both my mother and my father’s separate medical tests would be okay, the birth of a friend’s grandson and the sex of the child, my mother-in-law’s passing, my husband’s future job during a period when he was laid off, about a fire in our apartment building when everyone had to evacuate, and that I would get certain jobs when I applied for them.
I also knew when my cat Sammy (who is the reincarnation of my previous cat named Cali – see the May 14, 2017 video on the MEDIA page of my website) was born in another state without having been told.
I also often intuitively know when someone has an addiction or those tendencies, when someone is sick and needs to see a doctor to prevent a problem, where I have misplaced something I can’t find, who not to trust, and when there is a special sale at a department store on an item I need.
When I provide PSYCHIC GUIDANCE and NUMEROLOGY Readings, I ask my clients to have specific questions about their life prepared ahead of time.
The question or concern has to be important to them and have an emotional quality for me to tune into. When clients ask their questions and talk with me about their concerns, I tune into them, Spirit, and the people and situations they are asking about.
As my clients briefly discuss their concerns with me, I psychically receive pictures, words, feelings, and intuitive knowings to help them. The information comes from the Universe, my Spirit Guides and their Spirit Guides, their energy/aura, our Higher Self/Soul, and from me.
The psychic guidance and life coaching comes to me through intuition (knowing), clairvoyance (seeing), clairaudience (hearing), clairsentience (feeling), clairgustance (taste), and clariscentrice (scent). It’s positive, empowering, and healing.
Divine Spirit and I support my clients’ desires, concerns, life challenges, and transitions. We help them to have greater clarity and understanding, see potentials and possibilities, make decisions, solve problems, determine direction, obtain goals, and initiate opportunities.
Spirit and I may provide information regarding the future or outcome of a situation when asked specific questions based on the client’s energy and based on how things look right now.
Divine Spirit and I support a person’s soul’s growth and healing. Our compassionate, loving guidance helps the client to feel heard, understood, validated, worthy, encouraged, and supported.
I am often very empathic and able to perceive the energy around a person, a place, another person (living and deceased), an animal (living and deceased), or a situation.
In addition, I am often able to see the potentials and possibilities for people based on their questions and concerns.
With discretion and sensitivity, Spirit and I often gently help my clients become aware of any resistance, blockages, beliefs, and areas in need of emotional and spiritual healing when appropriate. The information helps them to shift and expand their understanding and awareness to create positive personal transformations.
The wise guidance Spirit and I provide helps heal, free, uplift, and empower my clients to be their best and to create the lives they want to live. It assists them in moving forward with greater love, joy, peace, prosperity, health, self-worth, confidence, hope, trust, and ease.
Through MESSAGES FROM HEAVEN Readings, I can also help my clients reconnect with their family, friends, and pets who have passed over, if they want, with comforting and healing messages from Heaven. I provide evidence that helps my clients to know I am really connecting with those they love and miss.
It brings my clients such joy and comfort to know their departed loved ones and pets are still alive, doing well, healthy, and at peace. We really will be with them again one day. I know it!
In a CHANNELED READING, you will speak directly with Spirit Guides and they will speak directly to you while I am in a slightly altered state similar to a deep meditation.
The channeling that I offer is somewhat similar to Esther Hicks (who channels Abraham), Suzanne Giesemann (Sanaya), Sanaya Roman (Orin), Pat Rodegast (Emmanuel), and Grace Cooke (White Eagle).
This is a sacred, intimate, and often life-changing real conversation between you and Spirit.
As you speak openly with the Spirit Guides about your concerns, you will receive psychic guidance and loving, empowering messages from Spirit.
Maybe you’ve had some of these same experiences or similar ones?
Maybe you would like to develop your intuitive and mediumship sensitivity and gifts for yourself and to help others?
CONFIRMATION OF MY SPIRIT GUIDE
I had my first psychic mediumship reading when I was 17-years-old from a very gifted psychic medium in Toledo, Ohio named Mrs. Miller, who was about 80-years-old.
Mrs. Miller said she saw music and travel all around me. The reading was right on! One year later, I participated in the international singing group Up With People which took me all over the USA, Mexico, and Argentina. Five years later, I worked on a cruise ship travelling the Caribbean islands for several years as a cruise staff member.
When I watched Mrs. Miller tell me things she was seeing and hearing from the Spirit World, I said to myself, “I want to do that. I want to know what that is like. I’ve got to find out!”
That first psychic mediumship reading got me hooked. I was fascinated by the Spirit World and I wanted to know more.
I asked Mrs. Miller to recite her prayer before giving a reading. I wrote it down and memorized it. I use that prayer today before giving a reading with very little changes made to it.
I had my second reading when I was 24-years-old from a well-known, gifted psychic medium named Reverend Clifford Bias.
I knew nothing about Clifford or his impressive reputation when I met him for a reading at his apartment in the Ansonia Hotel on 73rd Street and Broadway in New York City in 1984 which was the year before he retired. He was 74-years-old at the time of our reading and died a few years later.
Clifford helped organize the Spiritualist-Episcopal Church and the Universal Spiritualist Association and served as educational director and president of the Indiana Association of Spiritualists of Camp Chesterfield, Indiana. He also helped usher in the New Age philosophy.
I only learned much later that Clifford was an amazing Mental Medium and Trance Medium.
Clifford Bias was one of America’s most prominent psychics ever. Many dignitaries worldwide sought readings with him. His outstanding clairvoyance and accurate predictions were so remarkable that President Franklin Roosevelt and his wife often met with Clifford privately.
Clifford successfully taught hundreds of aspiring mediums to develop direct voice mediumship. Direct voice is one of the most impressive forms of mediumship. The people at a seance very clearly hear their loved ones in Heaven and Spirit Guides speak aloud in the room so everyone can hear. The Spirit people speak in their normal voices and sound almost exactly the same as when they lived here. The people sitting in the seance are able to have a conversation with them like when they lived on the earth. The information given by the Spirit people is specific and evidential in nature just as one would expect coming directly from the Spirits who were in the room.
Before I met with Clifford for my reading, his assistant told me to write a question on a piece of paper, fold it in half, and put it in my pocket without showing Clifford what I wrote. His assistant told me I should write down something I wanted to know.
I thought a minute and wrote, “Is Walder trustworthy?” (Remember, that’s one of my Spirit Guides I met doing the Ouija Board when I was 13-years-old). I folded the piece of paper and put it in my pocket.
At the start of the reading, Clifford said to me, "You have fire burning in your brain and fire burning in your hands. Fire is creativity. You should work on a hobby or interest of a creative nature…
You should get yourself a camera. Get yourself a typewriter (this was 1984 remember!) because eventually you’re going to be taking a lot of pictures of places and things and you’re going to be writing about them…
You’re gonna end up writing. It’s gonna take 100 years for it to be, but you have creative talent.
You have the ability to create illusion. In other words, make people want something. I don’t mean with the idea of cheating or anything, but helping people to make up their mind that they’re going to do this particular thing…It’s good…
You have good psychic sensitivity. Pay attention to it. You’re going to lead a creative life. You’re going to help other people. You’re going to stretch forth your hand to be of help to other people."
Then Clifford said he saw me working on a cruise ship. (Yep, he was right. I was working on the cruise ships at the time of the reading.)
Clifford then told me about my deceased grandfather. He said, “I’m hearing the name Pop, Pop. It’s a man. Is that your Daddy? He gives you a kiss on the cheek. He loves you very much and he’s proud of you.”
I said, “It’s my grandfather. We called him, Pop Pop.” Clifford was right again!
Half-way into the reading, Clifford said to me, “There is a beautiful maiden – misty. I see a beautiful, tall girl with long hair that is guiding and watching over you. Wall, Wall, Lady of the Wall. I don’t know what name I’m trying to say. Trailing, misty garments. Beautiful, beautiful Spirit. She’s a guiding force, a guiding influence for you. Pay attention to it. There’s nothing wrong with it. She won’t lead you wrong – a little playful at time, but that’s alright. In fact, I think she belongs to another order of beings like the Feys or Fairies. I don’t know. It’s almost like some of these mythical characters, but it’s a Spirit. Beautiful, not tall, but slender. A beautiful gal. I keep getting Wall-Wall.”
I told Clifford, “She spelled it to me on the Ouija Board as Walder.”
Clifford said, “Some of it will be playful so you gotta realize that some of it is given with tongue and cheek, but it is trustworthy.” Wow! How cool is that? This psychic medium whom I had never met before was able to confirm for me that one of my Spirit Guides was named Walder, was REAL, and she was trustworthy which is exactly what I had asked on the fold piece of paper in my pocket!
Although I had been talking to Walder on the Ouija Board ever since I was 13-years-old, it was the first time I ever had someone else confirm her identity for me. VERY COOL!
At the end of the reading, he said again, “Writing is going to be your big bet.”
In 2017, when I was 57-years-old, I had a telephone mediumship reading with another excellent medium named Reverend Justin whom I had never met or spoken with. During my reading, out of the blue, Justin mentioned Clifford Bias’ name to me.
He said, "Clifford Bias. You have someone named Clifford Bias with you. You know Clifford Bias?!! (Justin later told me he had only heard great things of Clifford Bias and had never met him personally. Justin said he would love to have met Clifford before he had passed.)
I said, “Yes, I had a reading with Clifford Bias when I was 24-years-old at his apartment in New York City.”
He said to me, “I have only ever had Clifford’s name come up for me one other time when giving a reading to someone. Clifford wants to help you with your channeling development if you are willing.”
I replied, “Yes, definitely I want his help.” I was amazed.
Justin also said, “I’m hearing a pop popping sound.”
I said, “That’s my grandfather. We called him Pop Pop.” (My grandfather died when I was 13-years-old.)
He replied, “Your grandfather loves you and is very proud of how far you’ve come.”
Then Justin said, “Wall. Wall. Walden. Walden Books? I’m not sure what this is.”
I replied with astonishment, “I know who you mean. That is Walder. She’s one of my Spirit Guides from when I was little. I discovered her on a Ouija Board when I was 13-years-old. Clifford Bias confirmed her presence for me in the reading I had with him when I was 24-years-old.”
The medium said, “Well, she’s here. She has long hair and is very ethereal.”
I asked, “She’s still here? You mean Walder is still a guide for me?”
He replied, “Yes!”
Justin said, “Walder and your grandfather helped open the door to the Spirit World for you when you were a young girl.”
The medium also said, “There is a brother coming through who passed very suddenly into Spirit.”
I confirmed that it was my brother Greg who had taken his own life.
He said, “Greg also had psychic mediumship gifts (which is very true).”
I asked Justin which direction I would likely go into with my work down the road. Justin said, “You will do it all – psychism, mediumship (messages from loved ones in Heaven), and channeling. You will go more in the direction of channeling Higher Consciousness, lots of teaching, and some writing.”
Justin said the channeling may start more as inspirational speaking, but would become more of the Guides talking and less me. He felt my eyes would be closed and my voice and mannerisms wouldn’t change a lot as I channeled. He confirmed I would channel one to one in private readings, as well as small groups and large auditoriums. He also confirmed I would be channeling in-person as well as online.
I had the same feeling as Justin did about the direction my work would grow. I had been told this very same thing by several other gifted psychic mediums and channels over the years. I also had several very profound prophetic dream messages from my Guides throughout the years and recently which you can read about in my fuller biography someday. It was wonderful confirmation for me.
I asked Justin who he thought I was channeling from his perspective. He felt it was a group of Higher Conscious Beings and said it will all take shape and grow over time through my current home spiritual development circle with a couple of friends (which I was currently doing) and that the Guides would help me develop. Again, I had the same feelings as Justin, along with similar messages and dreams from my Guides. More confirmation.
“Wow!” is a all I can say.
Don’t you just love this stuff! I’m not making any of it up. It’s all true – every single word of it!
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CRUISE LINE & OUIJA BOARD
Right after earning a BS in Art Education from Ohio State University, I worked on board Norwegian Cruise Lines in the Caribbean for almost 3 years. Here’s a photo my friend sent to me of when we were on the ships together. I’m in the 1st row on the far left in the white gown getting ready for another Captain’s Cocktail Party. Ooh, la, la! The Cruise Director is standing directly behind me. Those were fun times!
I first worked as an Activities Coordinator with the children cruising, then as a Shore Excursions Manager, and finally as a Hostess (sort of like Julie McCoy from the TV show, “Love Boat”!) Again, although the job took over a year of regular phone calls to the hiring person to finally secure, I intuitively knew I would somehow get the job and thankfully, I did.
Besides getting to see the Caribbean Islands, one of the really fun parts of the job on board the ships was the opportunity to get to perform in the cruise staff shows for the passengers and getting to do the news on their cruise TV channel. I got to work on board a cruise ship called the Norway which was the largest passenger cruise ship in the world at that time.
Being on that ship allowed me to get to enjoy many wonderful song, dance, comedy, and Broadway-type performances by professional entertainers. Right up my alley! (Check out the photo I took below of St. John’s, an island in the Caribbean, during the time I worked for the cruise line. Gorgeous, right?!)
While I was working for the cruise line, I continued to talk to Spirit in my cabin during my time off using a Ouija Board I had made out of an old pizza box lid.
I used a magic marker and wrote the alphabet on it in Ouija Board fashion and wrote yes/no/out on it as well. I also cut a small 1 inch circle from the instructions from a deck of cards which acted as a planchette.
I would spend many nights speaking to Spirit Guides and “deceased” family members with a girl from England who worked as a dealer in the casino on board and other shipmates. We would often talk to her “deceased” Nan (grandmother) and my Spirit Guide Walder on the Ouija Board in my cabin when we were off-duty.
During my time on the cruise ship, I also began to feel the physical presence of my Spirit Guides overshadowing me as is often done in trance channeling.
I could feel my Spirit Guides blending their energies more closely with mine. I encouraged the connection with little games I made up and played with Spirit.
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