Discussions have been quiet this year. I, myself have been reading what I feel like, instead of being concerned about titles fitting the challenges in which I am a guest. Hazellie is a special person who joined my circle, a tarot reader and numerologist whose new website is: Hazelliewong.com. She said she looked forward to having great talks about the Ethereal. I feel the same way: so let’s talk!
What draws you to metaphysical books? Whether factual, or made-up stories, which topic areas are special to you?
For me it’s spirits and ghosts, hallowed locations where surreal phenomena might be observed, or where miracles might occur. I believe in these things in real life and love reading about it in any form, outside traditional religions. I am free-spirited and open-minded. Sometimes fictional novels and television programs are better because the examples aren’t as subtle as real life. There can be some really spectacular forays into the paranormal or spiritual. I’m also vastly interested in knowledge about trees and plants as healers: not to be consumed but as sentient, communicative entities, themselves.
Have any of you tried alternative healing methods, or embarked on ghost-hunting expeditions? To a mild degree, yes is my answer to both! :)
We checked out a spiritualist church a few times, where the custom is healers spending a few minutes with anyone who wants their services. The sermon follows a brief mediumship reading of the congregation by the pastor. I can’t say I felt the effects of this healing. The time I sought chakra-balancing, it was a very telling! The new practitioner instructed me to think about things in my life I wanted improved or healed, medical and otherwise, as she passed her hands above the chakra regions of my head and back. Like a database shuffling through categories, I briskly flitted over issues I wanted solved and then very naturally summed these things up in the form of a prayer and a thank-you in advance for fixing them. I recall forgetting something I wanted to include and took a moment to ponder it, before moving along and eventually closing this brainstorming.
As soon as we finished, the bright young practitioner exclaimed at what a unique experience this was for her! She talked about how she hovered her hands over each chakra zone, which correlates to medical and emotional situations in our lives. She said she would stay there until she could tell I was done with that issue and then would proceed to focus her hands elsewhere. It was very telling, when she said that she had left one chakra zone but found her hands pulled back to a previous spot. It seems obvious it was at the point where I backtracked to a subject I had forgotten and wanted to request its healing too! She ended by asking if I was spiritual and I said, indeed yes. She incredulously remarked that she had never felt her hands heat up at the head chakra. She was in awe when I confirmed for her that I was directly speaking to God in closing. I wish I could afford to try more sessions like this. Also, it seems to be a uniting experience for both people.
I have toured haunted locations, visited independently, and joined a public group in which the paranormal investigators showed us how to use their equipment. That was new privilege, even if in a giggling crowd. I rejoined the investigators privately. I knew the director of a haunted manor. The team was bringing along a medium and I was invited on that private walkthrough. About a year after, I worked very briefly at that museum. We were busy pleasing a rather edgy, mean boss but I explored everywhere I wished. I excited enthusiastic visitors with the few tours I hastily learned how to give. Everyone wants the guide who secretively tells them the paranormal side! Here’s a related post I wrote some time ago. https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/into-ghosts/