I spent last weekend at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont, doing Psychic Readings, Spirit Communication & workshops. It’s a long weekend filled with work and play. One of my highlights is playing in the Waterlot Ballroom in the dark of night.
I love the Waterlot Ballroom as there is a significant convergence of ley-lines that cross in the room creating a vortex of energy that is easy to work with and creates a lot of spirit activity. Over the years my sister and I have taken groups of women there for extra events that are not on the schedule. This year we decided to just go to the Waterlot with only the women who were there working with us.
We had just settled ourselves on the stage near the windows, the lighting was low; only one light to make it easy to get across the room if we wanted. Holding Lemurian Crystals in our hands and listening to Norse music we were planning on doing Journeywork (trance dreaming) with a focus on our personal growth. Shortly after the music started we heard the sound of the slightly intoxicated…a group giggling women, creeping down the hallway, in the search of ghosts. The closer they got to the room, the more we had to hold ourselves back from laughing. We were having a close encounter with the Scooby-Doo detective agency. They were spooked, giggling, and egging each other on. Suddenly, my sister looked over at me and said “I’m going to go turn the light out”, a look of mischief in her eyes.
She crept across the room trying to keep quiet as we all covered our mouths trying not to laugh. Just as the Scooby-Doo detectives got close to the room the light went out. This was quickly followed by a handful of screams, laughs, pushing, shoving and a clear announcement of “I think I peed my pants”. The women turned tail and hustled it down the hallway. This alone was enough to become the highlight of my weekend. We were all laughing so hard we too almost peed ourselves. I could imagine a pig pile of bodies colliding in the hallways, legs moving but not going anywhere, and general chaos.
We settled back into our music and trance work, only to hear the same voices 10 minutes later. They were braver than we expected, something that made me proud of the group of adventurers. After all, they were truly just startled, not scared. The spirits that reside at the Lake Morey Resort are not evil, scary or bad. They are pretty laid back. I have met an old man in the elevator, a young girl and a young man have visited my room multiple times over the years, then there is the young guy in his swim shorts who drowned in the lake years ago, a cat and a few other visitors…all of whom are pretty happy, friendly and generally well behaved.
When the ladies were in the hall just outside the ballroom I heard one of them say “Don’t try to scare us Paula!”. I knew what group of ladies who were bravely stalking the ghost of the Waterlot, it was the Zumba Ladies from Connecticut. Like me, they have been attending the weekend for years. I have read for most of them and even visited/done Seances for a few of them when I did my Gypsy Tour of Connecticut & Mass. a few years back. Paula did not listen, she and one of her compatriots left the group and snuck into the ballroom from the other door and successfully managed to scare the crap out of their friends. The whole time, me and my group of spiritual adventurers were over in the darkened corner of the stage, biding our time. When they had recovered from their first scare, we were prepared to give them a second.
The lights came on, and we all shouted from our spot on the stage…chaos ensued, with yells, screams, laughing and great enthusiasm. The Scooby-Doo detective agency had gone to the haunted Waterlot with the hopes of discovering ghost, but behind the illusion was a group of Witches grooving on the energetic vibes of the space. The story could end there, but I would like to say that not only were they brave enough to go ghost hunting; even when lights went out, but they all enthusiastically joined us in our spiritual adventures, even when we told them that we were going to turn all the lights out.
With the lights out we began to chant and tone, something I am totally into. I love the way sound can move people from regular reality into shamanic reality. Our minds can get caught up in the sound and travel on it to places and spaces most never explore, except while asleep and dreaming. The ladies laid out on the floor, holding the Lemurian crystals I had brought. Not-coincidentally there were 8 crystals and 8 of them. As they relaxed we rode the sound of our voices into the spaces betwixt & between. When we finished, someone’s phone rang. Not before, not during, but as soon as we finished.
The next day we laughed at breakfast with the Zumba Gals of the Scooby-Doo detective agency, I told them I was going to blog about it, and we all posed for a group picture (minus one Z-gal). They shared their stories with us and told us it was the highlight of their weekend, as well as what the gist of the phone call that had come in at the end of the journey work. Here is the phone call verbatim from one of the Zumba Ladies for your amusement…
Chant literally ends…
Ring ring (call from my 20 year old so ..after midnight)
Me (at a whisper) : dude what’s up I’m about to do a Seance’ with real freakin witches ..what do u need?
Me: dude you almost ruined the chant … what’s up????
Spencer: wait, witches? Where are you?
Me: yes real freakin ones!! I’m in a dark haunted basement …What’s up?
Spencer: Oh ok cool…ummm……Can you put some money on my card so I can buy some chicken nuggets I’m in the drive thru..
Me: WTF! Click (money added)
I hope this read helps you to remember not to take yourself too seriously, and that often things are not what you think they are.