I had an out-of-body experience. When I was 19, I took a year off from college and traveled in Europe with my best friend. We found a wonderful pensione (house with rooms to rent) in Florence, Italy. In addition to the sink in the room and an amazing tiled roof city view, the room was decorated with beautiful Italian-style accents. That night, as I drifted off to sleep, I literally left my physical body. I remember extending my hand to my friend so that she could join me. I hovered above and around the ceiling of our enchanted room. I was floating above my body. I could see my physical self sleeping on the bed.
I remember how amazing it felt, like I was a bird in slow flight with my arms spread out. I called to my friend, “Come on, come up with me, take my hand. It’s really cool up here. Don’t be afraid, it’s like floating.” My friend was afraid and decided not to join me. How fortunate for me, that I have a witness to my first flight. I hovered for what seemed like ten minutes, but in actuality, was probably a lot less. Little did I know, this "flight" had a name called "astral projection.”
Several years later, I graduated college with a B.A. in Women's Studies from the University of Minnesota. I married, had children, and began walking daily. One of the many people I met while walking kept asking me to have dinner with her. I often declined, but she persisted. Finally, I relented and met her for dinner at an Indian food restaurant. I love everything about Indian food...the aroma, the taste, the exotic images of a far away land.
As soon as we placed our order, a very persistent being interrupted me. I could not keep focused on my conversation with my new friend because I could very clearly see and hear "Marie." I told my friend that her very dear friend "Marie" who had recently passed, was insisting on joining us. I relayed messages from Marie that I would have no way of knowing. I was able to accurately give information about a woman I had never seen, heard, or met. That first Spirit visit lasted for over two hours.
Was I crazy? Did I have multiple personalities living inside my head? I would be at the grocery store and see the Grandfather spirit of the person behind me in line. I did not know these people!! Yet, I knew that what I was seeing and hearing and sensing was very real.
I was excited and unsure about this “gift” and yet I knew that I wanted to explore it further. The idea of being able to bring together people and their loved ones in Spirit was so compelling. The thought of being a messenger that could potentially bring healing appealed to me on many levels.
I found a mentor and began this most meaningful, spiritual journey. To begin, I learned the value of meditation and how critical it was for me in communicating with Spirit. I sat in and led Development Circles where I could experiment with Spirit. I read everything I could get my hands on. I went to Spirit demonstrations. I read more. I trusted. I absolutely believed in the continuity of life. Our bodies do physically die and our souls do live on and on.
I have the ability to connect people on the earth plane with their loved ones in Spirit. People feel comfort knowing that communication is possible. I witness this joy and healing all the time.
My story continues as I continue. My commitment to Spiritual growth runs deep. The layers of depth unfold as I unfold. I trained and became an Advanced Certified Medium at the oldest and largest Spiritualist community in the world in Lily Dale, New York.
I am incredibly blessed and grateful to do what I do. LOVE is what guides and directs me. My "soul" intention is to provide comfort, healing and joy to those who seek my assistance. It is my honor and great privilege to be of service.