Lightwork or Devilwork?

Lightworkers around the globe have been faced with a stigma for years, that we are performing the devil’s work, by bringing healing, compassion and understanding to client’s through readings, Reiki, holistic measures, meditation and light working.  

Recently, a ‘colleague’ put together an event, where myself, and another psychic medium would deliver messages from above, with proceeds going to a local charity.

It sounded like a great plan.

But the first charity that was approached, turned us away, stating that they refused to accept money from anyone doing the Devil’s work.

Fine.

We moved onto another local charity.   Again, we were told that they refused to accept money from anyone doing the Devil’s work.

This time, I felt frustrated.

You see, I am a lightworker.   Which means, I pray to God, I work with God, the angels, Spirit Guides, Animal Totems, Universal energies, to help bring healing, understanding and compassion to my clients, my friends and my family.

Am I Christian?  No, I don’t identify myself with a specific religion.

However, I spent every Sunday at Sunday school with my Mennonite grandparents until I was 12, I was the lead of the church choir for 3 years, attended 4 different Bible camps every summer from the age of 6-14, and was a part of a ‘youth group’ for a short period of my teen years.  (This experience is a story for another day).  I know Bible verses, I can sing church songs like no tomorrow.  I get the core concepts of various Religious beliefs, and I adapt them into my every day living.

In my work, I meditate regularly, I connect with Source/God energy to bring forward messages and healing to help myself and my clients move forward through their tribulations. I accept my clients, my friends and my family for where they are at.   I don’t judge their life path, or where they are headed, but rather open my heart to share love with them.

I am by no means perfect.  In fact, there are days when I am tired of the work I do, days where I lose my temper, days when I don’t believe in a God of any type, and days where I curse up a storm.

But do I work with the Devil?  Does the money I make in my business come from a place of hell rather than healing?  Is the work I do a sin, and therefore, all of my clients sinners?

 

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I wonder whether these organizations would tell Jesus that they wouldn’t accept his money?  After all, he healed others, by lending compassion and understanding; by teaching others to love each other, to forgive.  He encouraged others to have a relationship with God, to love themselves and each other.  He used his hands to bring healing, not from himself, but rather from his Father, God.

I wonder how badly these organizations need money to do their ‘work of God’ when they so willingly turn down money that is being given to them.

These organizations that we contacted are not the first to do so around the globe.

In the early 2000’s, Red Cross denied a $1 million dollar donation from the Dixie Chicks, for comments they made about their political beliefs.

In 2016, a woman was fired from a 17 year gig from Operation Christmas Child for supporting beliefs such as same sex marriage and abortion.

In this day and age, when our country is so diverse in it’s cultures, religious beliefs, upbringings, families, sexualities, etc, how can we, as a society possibly show any judgement, non-acceptance and discrimination towards anyone?   What gives a charitable organization the right to turn away money from well meaning people based on their own religious beliefs, judgements and view points?  At what point do we step away from being the Judge ourselves and let God become the judge at the end, like it is stated in the Bible?

I have nothing against Christians, Catholics, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Atheists or any other religious groups.

I believe that there are many paths to God, just as there are many paths to New York City.  Some may take a plane, some may take a train, some may walk, some may drive on one highway, while others will drive on another.   It doesn’t mean that any one of us is wrong, but rather that we have chosen a different path, and who am I to judge that?

Let’s stop the judgements already.  Let’s act as God, and find acceptance in everyone, regardless of their religious beliefs, culture, viewpoints, sexuality, and living situations.

If we truly want to make the world a better place, we need to stop pointing the finger to the ‘apparent devil workers’ and instead look within ourselves to see where we can put more love and acceptance into our work.

 

Until next time,

 

xoCatherine

 

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Catherine Graham is an intuitive, healer, and owner of Journey Healers. Catherine is also a mom of 7, and two granddaughters. She has been working with Spirit since 2004. Any comments or questions can be emailed to her at Catherine@journeyhealers.com

 

Reading The Bones~ A Unique Experience

The first time I heard of a bone reading I was thrilled, and intrigued at the first time~~ a tradition with African, Hoodoo and Native roots, this unique reading brings insight and understanding to current life situations… 20170119_161101.jpg

 

I received my first ‘Bone Reading’ today, and was quite amazed, inspired and a bit in awe with everything that came through.

Chris Dorsey, of Turtle Blessings, welcomed myself, and 2 dear friends into her home, and gave us a brief introduction to Bone Readings.  Her grandfather read bones, and while her mother had always said that she would read them one day as well, from the time she was a young girl, she chose not to dig into her inherited abilities.  It wasn’t until after her mom’s passing that she decided to give it a try, and a new passion was born (which totally glows through her work)

Bone readings were first originated in Africa, and the tradition was picked up by Mayans, and Native cultures.  A collection of various animal bones is placed into a large bowl, spun, and then dumped out onto a medicine wheel.  The 4 aspects of the wheel depict your emotional, physical, mental and spiritual being.  When you first begin your bone reading, you call in your ancestors to assist with the information coming forward, and blow the bones as an offering of the energies that you are bringing forward.

The ladies I went to the bone reading with are dear friends, and we know a lot about each other, and our current life situations, so a lot of giggles commenced as we began to have our bones read, and we knew, without a doubt, just how accurate Chris was as she explained what the placement of each bone meant, and offered guidance on how to move through it.

Each bone reading works between the moon cycles, and the issues that may come up, the people that are influencing it, how you’re reacting to it, and what needs to happen to make the issues go away (or be healed).

Most of my bones were directed in my physical and emotional centers, with a strong male spirit coming forward from the spiritual world (my dad) to help me through the energies.  Chris touched on my business and the upcoming decisions that I need to make, my relationship was looked at and how to move forward with that, my new granddaughter (due next month, but I believe arriving sooner) came in, as well as issues with my other children.

Overall, it was a great way to spend an afternoon, and I am looking forward to getting more bone readings from this talented healer, shaman and friend.  If you are interested in receiving your own bone reading, please contact Chris at Turtle Blessings.  

 

Until next time,

 

xoCatherine

 

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Catherine Graham is an intuitive, healer, and owner of Journey Healers. Catherine is also a mom of 7, and one granddaughter. She has been working with Spirit since 2004. Any comments or questions can be emailed to her at Catherine@journeyhealers.com

My Guides Said So, That’s Why

Spirit Guides.  Animal Totems.  Angels.  Ascended Masters.  In a world when one is often feeling alone, these helpers from the Spiritual world can help us to connect, understand and move forward with life’s toughest decisions and experiences. However, learning to listen to these messages, takes time, training and an awareness of an unseen world.  Read on to learn how you can tell your Spirit Guides are trying to get your attention. 

 

1.  UNUSUAL AND UNFORGETTABLE ENCOUNTERS

I had written an article on my personal facebook page, and was recommended to send it to the local newspaper.  I did, and heard back a few hours later that they wanted to publish it in the weekend edition of the paper.  The editor wanted to know my background.  I told him I was a stay at home mom.  He said, ‘Okay, but what schooling do you have?  You’re a great writer’.  I told him again of my stay at home mom status.  He replied again that I had a real talent and should consider a career in writing.

What he didn’t know was that I was working on my first book, and I was scared as hell at the thought of putting it out into the ‘real world’.  Later that week, I was expressing my fears to my husband, as we were waiting for the bus.  We got on the bus, and at the next stop, an alcohol-perfumed, homeless looking man stepped on.  He sat behind me, and started to talk to me about the importance of writers in our world.  He told me that everyone has a story to share, and that if, given the chance, everyone would write their story down, the world would be a better place, as we could each learn something from one another from our own experiences.  I felt as though he was speaking to my soul, and yet, the stench of alcohol coming off of him made me second guess that he was a Spirit Helper.  He stepped off the bus, singing American Pie, the whole way.

About 9 months later, I received my first copy of my first book in the mail.  I ran out to the van to take it to my husband’s work and show him.  As I turned on the van, American Pie started playing on the radio.  I was swept back to the time when I was afraid of putting my words out there, and knew, then and there, that my alcohol-perfumed homeless looking man, was a Spiritual helper, whether he was aware or not.

Two years later, while at an I Can Do It Conference in Toronto, Doreen Virtue took the stage and started speaking about how angels, namely Archangel Michael, often appears as a homeless person, to seem more ‘human like’ to get the messages needed across, or to lend a helping hand.  This reconfirmed my encounter, and again, I was elated with joy.  She then spoke of how spiritual encounters with angels will often drop feathers to let you know they were an angel.  As I left the building, two angel feathers dropped from the sky right in front of me.

2. SIGNS, SIGNS, EVERYWHERE THE SIGNS!

When you’re Guides are trying to connect with you, you will begin to see signs, everywhere you go.  These signs can come in the way of numbers (think 11:11), words displayed at the right moment, a song on the radio, an animal encounter, or even when eavesdropping on a conversation in the mall.  When they are trying to get a hold of you, they go through every means possible to get your attention.

3. A BLUNT KNOWING

Sometimes, when we are really needing it, our Guides will just tell us something, abruptly and bluntly.

When my youngest was three weeks old, my husband and I were driving home from a health show, with our youngest in the back.  As we approached the intersection by our home, I heard a loud ‘STOP!’, even though the light was green.  I stopped, and watched a woman zoom through her red light.  Had I not stopped, I would have been hit, and most likely crushed, only a few houses from our home.

This happens quite often, where people recounting near death experiences have heard messages, or received visions that have deterred them from meeting their end.  Listen when these moments happen.

4. GUT FEELINGS

Have you ever had that feeling in the pit of your stomach that something bad was going to happen?  Or maybe, you just knew you were about to find the perfect job, or perfect mate.  It may even be something pointless, like knowing who is calling, or who has knocked on the door. These gut feelings are often indicators from our Guides that we are on the right path.

When I was a child, we were at a community event at the local arena.  As I sat at the table with my parents, I noticed a small child, younger than 3, playing on the cement steps.  I got a feeling immediately that he was going to fall, and so I kept looking over at him.  At one point, my mom asked me what I was looking at, and I told her, ‘The boy is going to fall’.

It was less than five minutes later, that he did fall, from the top step to the bottom.  Because I had been watching, I was able to get there first and pick him up, covered in blood.  His mother ran over shortly after, and got him the help he needed.

5. ARRANGING AND NUDGING

There was an article floating around on the internet a few year ago, about a bunch of people who woke up and had bad mornings~~ one overslept, one got a blister on their foot from their new shoes, one who’s child got sick, etc.  These same people also escaped the horrific events of 9/11 because of these nuisances that they experienced.

When our Guides are trying to deter our path to something less painful, they will rearrange our lives.  Perhaps you forgot your lunch, so you go back home.  You may be grumpy (how inconvenient!), and yet, realize 5 minutes later while driving down the road, that had you not gone back, you may have been involved in the car accident that just happened.  Perhaps you have plans to go out one night, and are unable to because you are feeling unwell.  The phone rings later, and an old coworker has called to let you know of the perfect position.

We never know what’s happening in the Spirit world, or why our lives are being arranged the way that they are.  Trust that your Guides are taking care of you, and giving you exactly what you need at the right time, even if it doesn’t always feels like it.

 

The more you connect in with your Guides, the easier the relationship becomes, and the easier it is to understand the messages that they are sending to you.  When you are listening to your Guides, you will be able to see that life isn’t against you, you aren’t alone, and that things can really work in your favor if you’re willing for them to.

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Catherine Graham is an intuitive, healer, and owner of Journey Healers. Catherine is also a mom of 7, and one granddaughter. She has been working with Spirit since 2004. Any comments or questions can be emailed to her at Catherine@journeyhealers.com

 

Until next time,

xoCatherine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breaking the Myths of Psychics and Healers

Psychics and healers.   The words bring forth many definitions, depending on your opinion and upbringing.  Some think ‘I want to know my future!’; some think ‘EVIL!’; and some think ‘FAKE!’.   What I have come to realize though, is that for many, we have been misinformed as a society about what a psychic and/or healer actually does.  Movies and tv shows only give a glimpse into the work of those who have chosen a path of this sort, and the general consensus of a poll in Canada by Reader’s Digest, claimed that psychics are the least trusted professions, beating out politicians and lawyers!

First, let’s talk about what each of these professions mean.

A psychic, known in mainstream media, is one who sees the future, and predicts what is going to happen.  However, the word psychic is actually derived from the Greek word, psykhikos, which means ‘Of the Soul, Spirit or Mind’.   To be psychic literally means to be ‘working from the Soul, or the Spirit’.

An intuitive, like a psychic, is also connected into the subtle energy fields, and uses this information that they are picking up on to deliver messages.

A medium is one who connects in with Spirit who has crossed over, and delivers messages to their loved ones.

A healer is one who has been trained in different energy medicines to alter the energetic fields of their client to promote whole health and wellness.

Someone in these professions may classify themselves as being an Intuitive Psychic Healer, or an Intuitive Medium, or any combination of the words.  It all depends on what feels right to each individual.  They know their gifts, and they know what they are able to do with them.

As an Intuitive Psychic Medium and Healer,

I want to shed some light on some of the most common myths and mistruths of my profession, and hopefully answer some questions you may have!

  1. PSYCHICS/HEALERS DO EVIL WORK
Quite the opposite is true actually.  Every psychic and healer I know of personally, is working with the intention of helping others heal the pains and hurts in their lives, connect them with those they are grieving or empower themselves to take a lead in their lives.
Of the psychics and healers I know, not one of them connects in with a dark energy, the Devil, or any other ‘voodoo’ type of energy.  In fact, when I talk to them, they talk about God, a Source Energy, a Love Energy.
Their intention is one of love, healing, compassion and understanding, exactly what all religions preach for us to live every day.
2.  PSYCHIC/HEALERS ARE ALWAYS ‘ON’.
Like the average citizen, psychics and healers are able to ‘walk away’ from their job, when they are needing to rest, or have time off.  No, we aren’t all like Theresa Caputo, walking up to strangers to deliver messages.  Many of us will protect and ground ourselves, when we are out in high traffic areas, as messages, and energy can be overwhelming for those of us who are sensitive to the subtle energies.  To be ‘on’ all of the time, would be exhausting!
That being said, for those of us who connect with Spirit who have crossed over, Spirit will, at times come forward to deliver a message, even when we are not sitting with their loved one.  In fact, I have been woken up from a dead sleep to write down a message from Spirit more than once.  I have had Spirit connect with me weeks prior to a client even booking an appointment.
3.  PSYCHICS/HEALERS SHOULD BE FREE AS IT’S A GIFT
Yes, we have a gift, from God, that allows us to connect into a subtle energy to bring forth messages.  Just as a doctor has a gift to diagnose and heal patients.  And a mechanic has a gift to look at vehicles and fix them.   The truth is, psychics and healers have families, homes, needs (food, water, shelter) and dreams, just like you and I do.  Just as you are paid to work, so should we.
Each psychic and healer determines how much they will be making per session.  Some of these are cheaper than others.  This doesn’t mean one is better than another.  Most likely it has to do with how much the psychic or healer values about the work that they do, and their own confidence in their abilities.
I have seen some who charge as little as $10/session and some who charge upwards of $1000/session.   This is where you as a sitter get to decide how much you are willing to pay to have a reading or healing session done.
And there are exceptions.  There have been times when I have been guided to give a reading at no cost to the client.  There have been times when I have guided to do the reading or session at a lower price.
All in all though, a psychic or healer deserves to be paid, just as much as the mailman, the doctor, or any other profession.
4.  A REAL PSYCHIC/HEALER HAS HAD THE GIFT SINCE BIRTH
You hear about these phenomenon often~~ children who are born with a gift of seeing or knowing.  And this is true for many.  Even more true though, are the people who realize their gifts later in life, through trial and error, quite often after they experience a life changing moment (death of a loved one, car accident, divorce, etc) and begin to search for deeper answers.
The truth is, we all have the ability to be a psychic or a healer.  Just as we all have the ability to be a scientist, a musician, or an athlete.  It is whether we choose to allow ourselves to strengthen these aspects of ourselves or not.
I have one child who was born with a gift of seeing~~ he was able to tell me what people were doing across town (and this was confirmed); able to tell me about our past lives together (also confirmed) and able to see a young man who had crossed over, and describe him to a ‘T’.  When he was 8, he turned this off, and it hasn’t been turned on again since.
I remember moments when I was a child where I had gut feelings about situations only to have them come true.  Was this a psychic premonition?  Was it my spirit guides warning me?  I’m not sure to this day, however, now, after years of developing my gifts, I am able to tell the differences between the two.
5.  OUR LIVES ARE PERFECT
This one is probably the farthest from the truth.  I often have people say, well why don’t you just play the lottery?  Or, shouldn’t you have picked up on that situation, after all you are psychic.
Yes, I am psychic, but it doesn’t mean I’ve got my shit together.  In fact, I go and see other psychics to have readings done on me (especially when my own readings on myself are not giving me the answers that I want! )
As psychics and healers, we have often chosen a tougher path, with more extreme relationships, life experiences, than the average person, to bring ourselves a greater understanding of the human experience.
This means we have lost those who are close to us, we have gone through rough break ups, we have had falling outs with family members, have had diseases, have gone bankrupt, have lost jobs, lost houses, and yet, we are still filled with hope and love and understanding.
We know that we have lessons to go through, and that by going through those lessons, we are able to help others.  By helping ourselves, and working on our own spiritual journey, we are able to connect in deeper, and stronger with our clients and with the spirit world.
The next time you go for a reading, or a healing session, remember, that your psychic/healer/medium/intuitive, is just another person, learning to grow their gifts, to live their passion, and ultimately, to help you on your journey to becoming the best you you can be.
Until next time,
xoCatherine
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Catherine Graham is an intuitive, healer, and owner of Journey Healers. Catherine is also a mom of 7, and one granddaughter. She has been working with Spirit since 2004. Any comments or questions can be emailed to her at Catherine@journeyhealers.com