A Conversation With My Higher Self

If you could ask your Higher Self anything, what would it be?  How would you want the conversation to go?   Read on to hear my experiences in talking to the highest part of my being… a unique journey that has opened me up on so many levels.  

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A few weeks ago, I had a video on my Facebook feed that kept showing up from Suzanne Bertolas for a Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT) session.   Suzanne was looking for volunteers for a new practice that she was learning.   At first, I didn’t pay attention, but when it continued to show up, I decided to take the leap, without really understanding what I was getting myself into.

Suzanne got me booked in for this past week, and gave me instructions to fill out some forms, and write down about 20 questions that I wanted answers to, so that I could ask my higher self.

I arrived on the day, and was greeted with Suzanne’s warm disposition.   We sat and talked for about an hour and a half before the session started, to put me at ease, and so she could get a better understanding of who I am before the session started.

QHHT was developed by Dolores Cannon as a unique hypnosis session, that can take you into a past life and then connect you with your Higher Self, to bring forward information, understanding and healing.   Like many hypnosis sessions, there is the count down into a more relaxed state, however, in this particular session, rather than going to the Beta state, you are going to the Theta state, which is much deeper and feels more connected to the Soul’s energy.

For myself, it was as though I was beside myself, hearing myself speak, and yet experiencing within my mind’s eye what was actually happening.

I first traveled to a land with pyramids.  Although it was not Egypt as we know it today.  There was a lot of sand around these pyramids and the land went on forever.  I was a young girl in my early twenties named Parmella.  My father held the throne, and he was a very greedy man, and very possessive of his belongings, his temple and his family.  I admitted to flirting with my guard, Osteff, so that I could get out of the pyramid, and talk to the town’s people.  I was very interested in what their stories were, and what they had to share with the world.   I was heavily invested in their lives, but I couldn’t do much more than hear their stories, as my father would kill me if he knew I was talking to those of average citizenship. 

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I was also a ‘seer’~~ I had visions of what was to come of the land, the pyramid-temple that we lived and my father especially.  I knew there would be an uprising of the citizens and that they would kill my father.  I did not tell him, as he didn’t like to hear of my gifts of vision, and I knew he would kill me if I shared these with him.   I wore a white plain dress, with many crystals around my wrists and neckline (almost as though they were the edging for the material…. very tiny little beads).  I specifically liked to wear lapis lazuli, garnet and carnelian.  

The time came when my father was overthrown from the pyramid-temple, and the ‘villiage-people’ were able to thrive once again.   They went from living in total disarray, to living in lush greenery; from having very little to eat, to having feasts; and from not being able to enter the pyramid, to the doors always being open for everyone to come and go as they pleased. 

At this time, I met Marelek (my husband Jon, in this lifetime)  The feelings within my heart center at this encounter can not be described with words.   I felt myself opening up to him completely, and continued to say, ‘He sees me.  He sees the real me’.   In my mind, I knew that he had dreamt of me, and seen that I had these gifts, and he decided to find me, based on his dream alone. 

We married, and became the couple of the temple.   We had a daughter together, and everything was flourishing.   

Greed was a huge theme in this life, and while my husband and myself did not seem to suffer from greed, it was the greed of others that continued to hurt us.   My last breath in that lifetime, was watching many arrows in my husband’s back as people who wanted the temple killed him, and killed me as well (again from arrows in the back… 4 to be exact).

I was very understanding in this lifetime of the human experience, and the way that the humans interacted with one another, and how their own ego-driven desires could corrupt them.  

After floating from my physical body as Parmella in that lifetime, I went to meet my Higher Self, and to speak with her about issues that I am having in my life at this time.   This is where the 20 questions that I had written down would be used, so that I could ask my higher self what it wanted to say to me.

At this point in the session, I became very ‘outside of myself’ and listening to myself, without being outside of myself.   Yes, it may sound crazy, but it’s something that you will have to experience to fully understand!

The message from my higher self was clear, precise and to the point.   There was no beating around the bush to get the message across.  You can watch the full episode here. 

 

After my session, I felt as though I needed some more time to process everything.  There was a lot of information that came forward, and it felt as though a few seedlings had been planted, however, what I didn’t expect was for the session to continue on, even days later, as I continued to integrate the energies that I experienced in the session.

On the first night, my Higher Self came back to me in a dream.  She placed one hand on my lower spine, and one hand on the base of my neck, holding the energy, and realigning me with my Soul’s purpose.  When I asked her what she was doing, she said, ‘Only continuing what you have started’.

On the second day, I could see.  I am an intuitive and a psychic medium.  I often see images in my mind’s eye, however, on the second day, when a client walked in, I clearly seen a purple glow around her, and the Spirit team that she showed up with.  I had never experienced anything so clearly.

My Higher Self was delivering!  One question that I had for my higher self had to do with my healing modality that I am developing, the Ohana Generational Healing.  She told me to just leave it, and she would bring forward the right people.  Since the session, I have booked 4 new people in for a session and signed 2 up for classes.

I started to connect the dots, knowing my Higher Self has been around before.   There are two times in my past, that I am able to see that my Higher Self was stepping in, in it’s greatest form, to help me along my journey.

In the first instance, I was in a past life, as a witch doctor in the 14th century.  I was killed by the people of the church for not converting to their religion.  The thoughts that went through my mind at that time were pure love and forgiveness, exactly as I had experienced in the lifetime as Parmella, when I was shot in the back with arrows.

The second instance, was a period in this lifetime, when I was met by a stranger on the bus, who, told me quite drunkenly, to continue to write my stories, as everyone has a story to tell, and the only way to heal the world, is to hear the stories that people have to share.   This was the same message that Parmella understood, at a very deep level, when she went out to speak to her town’s people.

All in all, I was very impressed with the experience.  I have so much more to share, and yet feel that this is long enough for today!  If you have been thinking about getting a QHHT session, book with Suzanne here .   I highly recommend this for anyone wanting some deeper assurance about where they are in their life’s path, and 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 one granddaughter. She has been working with Spirit since 2004. Any comments or questions can be emailed to her at Catherine@journeyhealers.com
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The Dark Side of a ‘Healer’

Imagine this.  Your life has been disrupted.  You found out you have a disease.  Or there was a death in the family.  A divorce.  Childhood abuse is coming forward as an adult.  And you are looking for help.  You are vulnerable and afraid.  You need someone who will help you work through these emotions, someone who has a strength that you have forgotten you possess; someone you can trust, and tell your fears to.  Where do you go?  Who do you seek?

This is the first time I have talked about an experience I had last summer on a public forum.  I have spoken to girlfriends, and some healer colleagues of mine about my experience, and now I want to share it with you.

On a trip to the grocery store, a man waved at me from his vehicle.  I gave a half wave, not recognizing who he was and parked my vehicle.  As I walked into the store, he pulled up beside me, and asked if I was married.  I replied yes, and he said, yah, I knew it.  Can you give me a moment of your time.  I have some things from Spirit to share with you.

Being a healer, a psychic, I was kind of excited.  I was going to have my own little ‘Theresa Caputo’ moment, a reading from a perfect stranger.  I followed him to his car.  He was a good looking man~~ dressed in white spiritual garb (flowing clothes) with a rose quartz around his neck.  More crystals hung from his sun visor, and he had a guitar in his front seat.  He told me he was on his way back home after doing a spiritual retreat.

Claiming that he didn’t have enough room in his own vehicle, he asked if we could move to my vehicle so he could give me a reading.  A few alarms went off in my head, but I thought what could possibly go wrong?  He is a spiritual man, as I am a spiritual woman.

When we got into my vehicle, he started telling me some personal stuff about my relationship with my husband.  He was quite accurate, and I found myself relaxing, thinking ‘this is good’.  He then brought up my trust issues.   They stem from childhood sexual abuse, and reoccurring patterns that have come into adulthood.

He claimed that the only way for me to trust, would be to touch him in the most intimate place a man has.  I paused for a second and then put my hand on his heart chakra.  This annoyed him, and he said again, ‘If you want to learn to trust, you MUST touch me in the most intimate place a man has’.  He pointed to his crotch.  I told him ‘No’.  After some more pressure, and my continually saying ‘No’, he asked me ‘Why I didn’t want to move forward through my trust issues’.

I told him if my Guides wanted me to learn my lesson, they would find another way to bring the lesson forward to me.  And then asked him to get out of the vehicle.  He slammed his fist into the dashboard and got out.

I breathed a sigh of relief… I was safe, and the situation could have been worst than what it was.

Why am I bringing this up?

Because this could have been you.  Or anyone, really.  And you may not have been strong enough to say no.  I know I wasn’t strong enough to walk away when he first approached me.  And I know that I am not the first woman to fall prey to a ‘spiritual man’ claiming to be able to ‘heal’ through sexual measures.

This is the dark side of the healer.  The one who represents themselves as being able to help others, but only preys on their vulnerabilities.  The ones who tell you they will cure your cancer for X amount of dollars.  The ones who say that they have gifts that no one else does, and so you must perform XYZ with them, in order to be healed of all of your problems.

While healing energy treatments can play an important role in one’s self care, for physical, spiritual and emotional wellness, it is not the cure.  Healing comes from within, and a healer is only there to ‘facilitate the healing’, meaning the energy is flowing through them, into you (through hands-on energy transfer, on a fully clothed body).  Everyone has their own healing abilities within them, and therefore, none of us ‘need’ anyone to ‘heal’ us, regardless of what some may claim.

Just as there is a balance of light and dark in the skies, and within ourselves, so too, is there light and dark among the healing world.

A ‘true healer’ will never pressure you to go further than you want to go.  They want to help you, in a way that is comfortable to you.  They may give you suggestions on healing treatments to try, different ideas to think about, etc. BUT they will leave the ball in your court as to how much they are willing to do.  Yes, they will ask to be paid for their time, however, most will work with you if you can’t afford their services.  They may also suggest other healers in your area that would be able to help with your issues, to give you more choices.

A ‘dark healer’ will pressure you, even when you get uncomfortable.  They may ask for large sums of money to perform healing on you, that they claim, only they can do.  They may get angry or berate you if you choose not to go through with their services, or they may pressure you to believe they are the only choice.

If you are looking for a healer, for what ever you are going through, I ask you (perhaps beg you) to follow your heart and your intuition to guide you to the perfect fit for you; to find a healer who is compassionate, understanding and caring, and has your highest good at heart.

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