Psychic Evolution…part 1 of a 3 part blog series

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I have spent the last 24 years of my life Reading people. As a psychic seer I have looked at and into peoples lives, seen where there path would take them and where they have been. One of the things that I have noticed over the last few years is that the number of people experiencing “psychic” phenomenon is increasing. When I first started doing Psychic Home Parties I would see maybe one person in 9 that had some kind of psychic ability…Some sort of opening into the world outside of the normal what’s on the news tonight mentality. In the last 5 years however I have noticed a growing number of people who are seeing, hearing and experiencing that which is not yet explained by science. I cant help but wonder if this is the next step in evolution, are we becoming a more empathic race? Are we opening up our minds and souls to the unseen world of spirit, collectively changing how we communicate and reestablishing what we believe is real?

There are so many thoughts that run through my mind on this subject. Is it simply breeding….that there are more of us who have genetic connection to ancestors with psychic ability? Or is it a matter of the 100 monkey philosophy? Are we reaching a critical mass point where the percentage of the population with psychic abilities are going to push the rest over the threshold? Still more thoughts, like what if it is directly influenced by what we are watching on the big screen…we all want mutant super powers and are somehow pushing ourselves in that direction, that would be a quantum science answer to it…we are willing ourselves to be psychic. And yet another thought is what if it has to do with the changing of the earths gravitational field & the polar caps melting? My mind is ever spinning, which I am sure those of you who know me are not surprised by…that means I have been thinking about this particular question a lot. I guess I believe it is all of the above.

The genetic part is interesting, there are some scientist out there now who are studying the brains of people who are psychic, mapping out the action of the brain activity when people are performing psychic acts such as divination, spirit communication and energetic healing. By no means do they have it all figured out, but they are starting to look at the fact that there is unusual activity in the brain of people when displaying psychic actions. That being said you could see how our gene pool would play a significant part. I for one know that my family has a strong psychic line from my fathers paternal grandmother. In my living family one of my sisters is also strongly psychic as well as some of our children, cousins and other relatives. Seeing how I believe in reincarnation, and know that I have been psychic for as many lives as I can remember its fair to say that I chose what family I wanted to be born into. Did I choose them for the genetic help or was it for the fostering of my gifts …I believe a bit of both. But the point still remains many times if a person is displaying natural psychic ability they can look into their family line and find some ancestor who also shared their gift.

The 100 monkey…there is a story about monkeys and sweet potatoes that is quite interesting. A group of scientist dropped sweet potatoes into the sand on an island. The monkeys there ate them covered in sand until one monkey decided to clean her sweet potato in the salt water of the sea. She then taught the other monkeys and soon all the monkeys on the island were doing the same. The interesting part is that later when they dropped the sweet potatoes on another island the monkeys there went and dunked their sweet potatoes in the salt water too. There is a theory that when we reach a critical mass of taught behavior we push our entire species over into that change. This is an exciting way to look at things. Another tidbit that compliments this a fact about tuned violins. If you have two tuned violins in a room and begin to play one, the other will start to make noise too as it vibrates with the first. Energetically I believe we do the same. We are more and more often coming into contact with people who have psychic abilities, whether it be in person or on television. Like those tuned violins we are raising our vibration to that of those around us. And like the monkeys as we reach a critical mass we are seeing more and more of our kind waking up.

Quantum physics has proven that thought matters, in quantum theory what we believe directly has an effect on what is. Quantum scientist did an experiment in which they tested to see if light particles shot through a board with 3 holes in it would make a wave pattern or 3 separate spots on the back wall. What they found was if the people watching the experiment believed it would be a wave pattern it was, if the people watching believed it would be separate spots it was. Their thoughts directly effected the experiment. That being said if we are obsessed with movies and books in which people have unusual psychic powers and are more then the average human, are we calling that to ourselves? And its not just on the fictional level that we are seeing these things. Thanks to people like John Edwards we are seeing everyday people coming forward on TV saying and proving that they have psychic gifts. Now lets look at the fact that people who are now in their 40’s and 50’s grew up watching shows about super heroes and reading comic books. They spent their formative years fantasizing about having those abilities themselves. And then they had kids and so on and so forth.

The last bit of my ramble is on the environment. The polar caps are shifting, due North is not quite in the same location it was years ago and the Earths axis is tilting a bit. Now I am not a scientist, and will not get into the amount of in which it is tipping or whether or not global warming has a direct effect on our spirits…but I will say this- environment has often been one of the leading causes of evolution. Things change because the place they live in is changing. And everyone can see our world is changing. It may just be that the side effect of this physical change of Gaia is having an effect on us as a species. We need to be more empathic so we can survive. Empathy is the ability to intellectually or emotionally connect with others. In laymen terms it simply means to feel what another is feeling. Psychic empathy is a developed form of empathy in which your ability to feel another’s emotions is heightened, often to the point where they cannot hide their true feelings from you.

I could go on and on about the subject of psychic evolution. I am excited to see the world and her people as we evolve into our next incarnation. I would love to hear your thoughts, theories and questions on this subject.

Spreading love-
salicrow

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Samhain…All Hallow’s Eve, Halloween

witching hourHere we arrive at my absolute favorite holiday of the year….Samhain, or Halloween as it is more commonly known.  Samhain  is one of the cross quarter dates, falling directly between the Autumnal Equinox & the Winter Solstice.  In the Celtic Wheel of the Year it is the beginning or New Year.  It is a time of mystery and shadow, a time betwixt & between the worlds…when the veil separating the world of the living, the world of the fae folk and the world of the dead is at its thinnest.

Halloween or All Hallow’s Eve is the name most commonly used to refer to the holiday that falls on October the 31st.  In the culture of modern day United States it is celebrated with costumes, candy and everything a bit scary.  I love Halloween…first of all I am a self confessed costume geek, so any chance to put on my finery I am there.  I often have a series of costumes over the holiday, because one is just not enough.  I also love candy, yes I truly do…But if I were to take away all the costumes and sugary delight I would still find this to be my favorite holiday of all.  For Samhain (the original name for Halloween) is really about honoring our Beloved Dead.  Giving thanks and remembrance to those who have entered the land of the Dead before us.  It is a time when both the spirits of the dead and the fae spirits (fairy folk) are know to be closest to us.  To the Celts this was a time of reverence and homage as well as a time when the local folk tread lightly for fear of offending the spirits.  Many of the traditions we celebrate to this day got their start in the rituals of Samhain & the Celtic people who gave honor and respect to their dead and the fae spirits at this time.

I love seeing how things have carried over, from one culture to another, the traditions of modern day Halloween & their origins in the Celtic Samhain.   For example the jack o latern…got it’s start in  Ireland where they were originally carved out of turnips & beets.  They were carved with faces to honor the spirits and at the same time ward them away.  They did not seek to ward away their own loved ones, but as the Veil is particularly thin at this time they wanted to make sure that lost spirits did not show up uninvited.  The Irish brought this tradition with them when they came to the United States &  with a little adaption of course to the pumpkin our Halloween Jack o Lantern was born.  If you really want to dig into the juicy business of where things came from I recommend you read “Halloween” spells, recipes and customs by Silver Ravenwolf or hit the google search engine.

My personal celebration of Samhain & Halloween is a month long affair with costume parties, ritual celebration, personal ceremony of honoring and of course treats.  I start my embrace of Halloween pretty much as soon as I see the calendar say October.   This is a powerful time of year for the Dead and as a Medium that means a busy time of year for me.  I do a lot of public events allowing people the opportunity to witness and experience personally the realness of the Spirit world.  First and foremost this is a time of honoring for me.  I start by setting up a family alter with pictures of my Beloved Dead…my Grammy Brown, my father Richard, my doorman Adam, and the rest of my spirit family.  I place pictures & items of remembrance on the Alter so that I am thinking about them and honoring them every day.  This is a simple tradition and one I encourage you to do.  You will not only find it heartwarming, but it blends in with the traditional decorations of Halloween nicely.

CREATING A FAMILY ALTER FOR SAMHAIN

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If you do not have an alter space in your home already, no worries its super simple.  Find a shelf, counter, end table or top of a book case.  Clean it of all debris, paperwork, odds and ends.  Now go collect pictures, jewelry, and mementos that you have of your loved ones who have passed.  This is easier done with small items, but not to worry…if you have a quilt made by your great grandmother, pull it out and put it on your bed or couch for the holiday season.  Once you have collected your pictures and family items set them up on your shelf, arrange them so that you like looking at them.  I like to add a candle to my alter.  I light it each day for a few moments and give thanks for all who have walked before me, my ancestors and guides who have made my life easier or more full from knowing them.  Some cultures will have you leave items of food as an offering for the dead, although I find that this has its purpose it is not necessary.  What is necessary is the honor and love that you put into your alter.  In seeking connection to ourselves it is important that we look at that which we came from.

CEREMONY

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I spend a lot of time in ceremony during the Samhain season.  Some I do in service to others such as my Crossing the Veil ceremony, in which my sister Sandy and I offer an evening where I pass messages from the Beloved Dead & my sister leads people in honoring their loved ones who have passed…and the Betwixt & Between which we will be doing this year in Milwaukee on the weekend following Halloween.  But even though I know that helping others make contact with their Beloved Dead and Ancestors is very important, it is not something I am doing for myself or to honor my own dead.  That I save for Samhain…This year my sister and I will be offering a Samhain ceremony on October, 27th which will be open to the public.  But it is also a time when I will step out of my role of Spirit Messenger and seek to connect to my loved ones who have passed in a close personal way.  It is a time of great magic and many people come to the circle on Samhain seeking answers to their questions and guidance.

MAGIC AND PLAY

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Costumes, revelry and a bit of indulgence also play a key part in this holiday.  As I said earlier I am a serious costumer…I don’t just wear a costume, I become the character.  Whether I head to a friends party or go celebrate with the natives of the Kingdom, I will most certainly be celebrating.  I love to work manifestation into my Halloween happenings and often the field of play is where this happens.  I like to take the opportunity to let loose of the norm and play with the possibilities that are abundant at this time for Samhain/Halloween is also a harvest holiday.  It is the 3rd harvest holiday (Lughnassah, Mabon & Samhain) and is considered the New Years Eve of the Celtic Wheel of the Year.  Like New Years eve in modern culture it is a time to make commitments to oneself, and propel our dreams into the betwixt & between, that which has not yet become.  Weaving dreams into our world is easy to do when you have a dance floor and some good music.  Just hold onto your thought and move to the rhythm.   Know that dreams we weave at Samhain will have time to gestate over the long winter.  Just like the Earth we are part of we will be moving into a time of dreaming, a time when our outward movements are subdued and our imaginations are ripe.

Spreading love-salicrow

Spirited Ceremonies and Events happening this Samhain Season…                                                                                                                                                Contact Salicrow @ (802)473-2907 for more details or visit her website salicrow.com

CROSSING THE VEIL-  Saturday, October 12th starting @ 7pm                                                                                                                                                           Solstice Meadow, Newark, VT                                                                                                                                                                                                                    An evening of Gallery style messages passed from Beloved Dead by Salicrow, Psychic Medium, followed by and Ancestor honoring ceremony led by Sandycrow, Ceremonial Teacher

SAMHAIN CEREMONY- Sunday, October 27th from 6-8pm                                                                                                                                                                 Solstice Meadow, Newark, VT                                                                                                                                                                                                                          An evening of honoring the Beloved Dead with the Crow Sisters