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I have been in practice as a
clairvoyant reader and teacher since 1986. I have literally done thousands of
clairvoyant readings and taught over a hundred classes in this time. This column
is an opportunity to share some of my insight and experience with the general
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I get sucked into watching a very
popular television show about haunting.
True stories told by interviewing the people it actually happened to and
then using actors to play out events. The one thing I always wonder is – Why
are these dead people’s energy so dramatic?
How can random dead energy terrorize adults and kids it doesn’t even
know? On a few occasions clairvoyants are brought in and they come across
energy they say is “not human.” What does that mean?
These shows are produced for entertainment not education. The depictions may be accurate but the people
involved, both the participants and the producers, don’t understand the extra
sensory event, so the story, while believable, leaves people with a frightening
feeling that they are not in control and/or with the feeling that they are
experiencing something that isn’t human.
Although these experiences are disconcerting, they are
within our grasp to understand and control.
These experiences also are of human origin. When experiences are
frightening or unabashedly negative they can be mistakenly dismissed as
inhuman, but unfortunately, they are actually within the realm of human
After approximately the age of 5, we all become almost
completely dependent on experiencing reality through filters. The filters I’m referring to are our physical
senses and our complex psychic perception. They work together to make sense of
what we experience. Everything we input
into our intricate human computer interprets our experiences through these
filters. Their job is to make our world recognizable. What is recognizable (after the age of 5) is
anything that is attached to a living body.
We all have the ability to interpret experiences that are not associated
with a living body but we have grown unaccustomed to it.
The unfamiliarity of experiencing life
without a body is what makes us bewildered and adds to the tendency to
attribute the experience to a non-human form. (That and the static electricity charge it carries that makes the hair on the back of
our necks stand up.) If we catch even a glimpse of energy that isn’t attached
to a body, we almost always immediately associate this energy without a body as
more powerful than we are because it doesn’t have to go through any filters in
order to show itself.
But, any energy without a body (and therefore no
filters of its own) that takes the time to appear to anyone, is basically
stuck, bored and looking for something to do. Besides the power to appear and
move around, albeit sometimes thrillingly, it is quite powerless. Physical
people and events are the real things in life to be wary of. Live people are the ones that can plan and
The unfiltered (disembodied) energy portrayed on these types
of TV shows basically falls into three categories. Two of these categories come from sources
that are not fixed to a body. The third source of the unfiltered energy appears
to be separate from a living human being but can upon reflection, be traced to
The first explanation for the source of such intense
emotional energy depicted in these shows is from a “ghost”. Energy from a ghost
is very repetitious. The same agenda will
materialize over and over. Repetition is
always a sign of weakness not power. The
ghost is emotionally lost and unable to process.
A brief explanation of a ghost is that it is only part of what
was once a living person’s energy that has been left behind. Everyone has an
astral body that should dissolve after death.
This dissolving is natural and helps us regroup and move on. But because of unresolved trauma, upon death, the
person was unable to take all of themselves with them when they died. It is actually very sad. These ghosts can be
both friendly and frightening, but there is a lot of unqualified emotion either
way. In the case of a ghost, the actual
spiritual being has moved on to reincarnate, leaving a part of themselves
behind, to be retrieved at a later date through some kind of conscious or
unconscious healing process.
The second explanation for the dramatic show of unfiltered
forceful energy is that it comes from a whole spiritual entity (a real person
that isn’t currently alive. Not just a part of a person that didn’t dissolve
upon death, like a ghost.) These
entities can be quite meddlesome because they are extremely bored. Unlike
ghosts, they don’t have a lifetime going on somewhere else to keep them busy
and they find it quite entertaining to acquire followers. They are dependent on getting an emotional
reaction from live people in order to feel something for themselves and they
particularly enjoy being revered. They have no concern for the lives of the
people they lead astray. Ethics are just a nuisance to them and my personal
theory is that this disregard for ethics is what got them into this fix to
begin with. Because of their consistent and long term commitment to seeing
ethics as a theoretical lifestyle for someone else to adhere to, their
non-responsibility has made them very heavy-too heavy for a new body. They
can’t actually reincarnate.
If we met these people while they were alive and in their
prime, we would recognize them as the “at risk” drain on society that they were
The third explanation for having these experiences is slightly
more complicated. A living person can compartmentalize a part of themselves so
deeply as to disown it. This detachment can create a thought form of energy
that only appears to float, with no human ownership, but can be traced to a live
source if you are observant.
This third explanation deserves extra consideration. In
order for a living person to produce enough energy to scare someone and
simultaneously detach from their creation so that it looks like its origin is
coming from something supernatural or even inhuman, they have to disassociate
to such a degree they are most likely either: very wounded, mentally unstable, or full of
rage. Knowing that you are dealing with a real person and knowing who this
person is, is fortunately most of the battle. When you identify the live source
of the intense emotion formerly attributed to a supernatural cause, the balance
of power changes immediately. Once you understand who is producing this thought
form of emotion you can assess whether that person is an actual risk to you.
If you can stay centered around any of these three
experiences the intensity of the emotion greatly dissipates and eventually
With all this being said and done, a long time ago, I was
trying to help a person get rid of a ghost in her house. This ghost was very
intimidating, thrashing about the house, reportedly throwing covers around at
the foot of the bed etc. As I grounded
the house and brought the vibration up to gold, attempting to summon the ghost in
order to help him (in this case) move on in peace, he came barreling in from
the corner of the room. The hair on the
back of my neck stood up as acknowledging any goodwill was completely off his
agenda. With all I know, with all my
education and training, I was sufficiently frightened. Against my will, l heard him think “I’ll show
her, I’m going to walk right through her”.
And he did. Even though I summoned up all my professional curiosity and
maintained my ability to be in non-resistance to his antics, it still gave me goose-bumps. I wrestled with the ghost for a while and
learned why he was still patrolling what he considered his territory. He wasn’t at all excited about me reminding
him that time had passed and this wasn’t his land anymore. The current owner
became reluctant to pursue his departure and decided to let him stay. As far as
I know, this ghost is still wandering about the property waiting for time to
heal this part of him so that he can move on.
1. Question: I hear a lot about manifesting
in the metaphysical community. Is
“manifesting” real? If it is, it seems
very focused on material gain. Are there
2. Question Part One: I get sucked into
watching a very popular television show about haunting. True stories told by interviewing the people
it actually happened to and then using actors to play out events. The one thing
I always wonder is – Why are these dead people’s energy so dramatic? How can random dead energy terrorize adults
and kids it doesn’t even know? On a few occasions clairvoyants are brought in
and they come across energy they say is “not human.” What does that mean?
3. Question Part Two: I have some follow up
questions. I noticed that 90% of these
stories take place east of the Mississippi in “Old America” and 90% are getting
a new start; either starting a family or just moving in to a new home. Do you have an explanation for that? Also, scratches on people’s back come up in
many of these stories. Is the producer
just making these scratches up for dramatic affect or can a dead entity scratch
a live person?
4. Question: I have gotten several readings from psychics
that conduct the reading by having their guides talk to my guides. If you don’t
use guides in your reading sessions, how do you know how to help? Where do you get your information from and
how do you know you are right?
5. Question: If I suffer from anxiety and
insomnia could there be a psychic energy reason for it? Why do I have this
while others sleep well night after night? What are some of the reasons you’ve
come across in your work?
A lot of times I agree to do something when I really don’t want to. I have every intention of saying “no,” but
“yes” comes out of my mouth instead. I was wondering about the energy aspect of
this problem. How can I better stand my
ground? Can knowledge about energy work
Sometimes when I meet people I have a sense that I have known them in a
past life. Do you think this is
valid? If so, what are the implications
and how should I go about reconnecting?
Since childhood I have always had some 'foresight'. I don't know if my 'foresight' is simply
intellectual prognostication or true clairvoyance, but those predictions are
never believed by others. On the day JFK
was assassinated, I had a distinct feeling that the accused assassin would be
shot and killed before he could stand trial. I shared this with several of my
classmates and our school bus driver who were not persuaded. I was not surprised when it happened as I had
Recently I was walking down a busy two-lane street at dusk
when I saw an adult housecat run from the doorway of a three-storey apartment
building and out into the street. In
addition to logically evaluating the cat
was skittish, I was alarmed to foresee that the cat was in grave danger. So I
decided to try to rescue her, return her to the apartment, and hope to find her
'people'. I have a very good rapport with cats. I lay down on the sidewalk next
to the car that the cat was hiding under, and I gently 'sweet-talked' the cat
until it approached me and I was able to stroke its back. The cat went back
under the car. Then the cat suddenly ran back into the street just as a group
of speeding cars approached. I heard a thump and the cat went still.
From the standpoint of 'foresight', part of what 'shook me'
about the cat’s death is that I perceived a risk of harm or death for the cat,
tried to rescue the cat, but the cat died anyway. Might my rescue attempt have
accentuated the cat's mental distress and panic, which led to her death?
9. Question: I am interested in developing my
clairvoyant reading abilities in order to “read” animals. A horse trainer I have studied teaches that
the primary tool for “reading” an animal is caring about them. I wonder what role you think empathy plays in
developing clairvoyance with animals (or people)? How good will my “reading”
be, with empathy as my underlying motive?
thing I hope to learn is why certain people seem to repetitively end up with
sickly companion animals while other people consistently have healthy pets.
Why do people join cults?
11. Question: For the last few years I’ve been
involved in a community that specializes in a particular form of healing. I really believe in this work and have
learned a lot but I’ve decided it is time to be on my own. I feel pressure from this group to continue
to be involved. Why am I having difficulty breaking away?