Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Catch and Release

Here is a simple tip to help you reprogram your thoughts. 
We all have negative thoughts and feelings. This is human nature.
What is the difference between someone who is excellent at manifesting vs. someone who keeps running into the same roadblocks?
The person who is able to release the negative thought or feeling does not hold onto those negative thoughts. They acknowledge them and then release them into the astral plane.
Use this visualization to help you reprogram these patterns.

  • Acknowledge the unhealthy thought or feeling that keeps repeating itself for example: Ugh I feel so bloated. Why can't I lose these extra 10 pounds? By recognizing you are repeating the same thought you realize this is helping magnify the area you are focusing on. Energy does not decipher ~ Hey this is counterproductive, why are you giving more attention to this area?
  • You can also write a list of areas you know you are focusing on negatively. This will help as a reminder.
  • Hold the thought for a second then you can either visualize or actually put your right hand in the air, use a flinging motion and toss the thought out of your auric field. Send it out into the astral plane with love and then shift your thoughts to something else. See yourself as changing the station or dial to a proactive and productive thought or intention. 
  • The more you use this practice the more you will see a shift in your reality.
  • You can also write down the phrase Catch and Release as a reminder to let that negative thought go. The longer you hold on to it the more likely you will attract that manifestation to you.
I would love to hear some of your feedback :)


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Simple Tips to Build Your Mediumship Skills

The psychic ability most people desire to develop is their mediumship ability.
We all have the ability to connect to the other side. Some of us have an easier time of making that connection than others. From first-hand experience, I can tell you it's much easier than you may think.

First, I'd like to share some guidelines that are extremely important.
  1. The connection to the other side is not like a water faucet. You are not in control of who or what information comes through. Please do not be too attached to making a connection to a specific person. If it is for the highest and best good of all, then there will be a message and a connection.
  2. Be sure to keep your vibration high by meditating, clearing your space (saging) and only facilitate spirit contact when you are in a healthy frame of mind (absolutely no drugs, alcohol).
  3. Your motives to connect to a certain spirit must be of the highest intention and integrity. 
  4. Know your limits energetically. A typical "session" should not last more than 60 minutes. If you go longer, you run the risk of over exerting yourself energetically and could run the risk of a psychic headache or getting fatigued.
Now on to the fun stuff...
  1. If you haven't already, start a spiritual practice of meditating, journaling, reading books or even take a class or two on psychic development.
  2. Take notes on how the information comes through. Some people are more comfortable with automatic writing. This is when we ask questions, the answers flow  freely through our consciousness without even thinking about the answers.
  3. Before going to bed at night, ask to remember your dreams. Also, you can request a specific spirit share a message with you in your dreamtime.
  4. When someone comes to us in a dream 99.99% of the time it is a visit from them.
  5. The messages often come in the way of music, through other people, sometimes through fragrances, through animals (certain ones keep showing up) and through our thoughts.
  6. Ask spirit to help you fine-tune your mediumship abilities and help you to trust the messages that are coming through without second guessing the messages.
  7. Light a candle during your session. Candles light the way for spirit and help create a sacred ambiance. 
  8. To be perfectly honest, the more you develop your psychic abilities the more clear ALL types of messages will come through. 
  9. Prepare some questions and write them down beforehand. It is a good idea to have your standard mediumship questions to refer to such as: Whom am I speaking with? How did you pass? Is there a sign you reveal to your loved ones? 
  10. There are times when some spirits are not "available". This could be for a number of reasons. It could be the spirit is busy working on their own spiritual growth process. It could also be the information may be misunderstood and not beneficial to the receiver. There are many reasons. Try to not get caught up in the whys, simply trust all is for the highest and best good for all.
  11. Begin your session with prayer to help you open and close the session. For example ~ I call upon my highest and most divine guidance to assist me with connecting to the other side. I ask only information to come through that is purposeful and loving. Thank you. When you are complete, thank spirit, release the energy and open the space.
  12. Not all spirits n the other side are of a higher vibration ~ remember this. They may still need to go to spirit school to evolve to a loving space. This is why creating sacred space beforehand is important.
  13. Be sure to create a filter or a protection system. This may be your higher self or a guide that is the guardian or keeper of the information, making sure that no stragglers get through.
  14. It is inappropriate to randomly read people as you are out and about. Treat the process as sacred and your gift will evolve, expand and you will receive more detailed information from spirit as time goes on.
  15. Give yourself a break. There is a learning curve :)
  16. Please don't turn away messages or guidance because this is not who you wanted to speak with. Always trust whoever comes through is for your highest and best good. This "unwanted" visitor may be the opening act for the person you were hoping to connect with.
  17. Don't forget that animals may come through as well. I have had many animals with people names and confused them because they were members of the family.
  18. When you are through with your session close with a prayer of gratitude, then break the psychic connection by washing your hands, saging, clapping your hands, ringing a bell or even asking for the connection to be sealed and complete.

There is no shortcut to becoming a confident medium. It takes practice, patience, gratitude, consistency and trusting in your own psychic abilities to develop this gift. Mediumship is a gift. It's a gift of healing, validation, love and hope that life goes on even after we transition to the other side.

Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco

Monday, June 3, 2013

Simplifying Your Life...Is It Possible?

Ever wonder how some people seem to have all the time in the world? They travel, they leave work at the office, they have the neatest and cleanest homes, their lives seem effortless and stress-free.
How do these people achieve all of this?
I think I have some answers. I have been thinking about this for a while and have  read a book or two on time management and priorities.
After applying my "new" attitude to my life I have come up with a few ideas I would like to share.
When everything seems to need your attention at once and you are at your maximum stress level it may be time to ask yourself some important questions and integrate some new policies:

  • Is this a priority?
  • Do I really want to do this anymore?
  • Where do I waste time?
  • Is this bringing me joy?
  • Can I delegate this activity?
  • Am I using my time wisely?
  • How about a schedule?
  • Use an egg timer to monitor your time
  • Limit checking your email to 2 or 3 times a day
  • Make a list of only 3 goals to achieve in a day
  • In a loving way eliminate the toxic people and situations in your life
  •  Say no when you mean no
  • Would it be worth it for me to farm out this job? (Most times it is worth it)
  • Am I over-extending myself?
These are just a few ideas and suggestions that have really helped me bring in more peace and less stress in my life. Life is meant to be enjoyed, most of the time work can wait.
Please share your thoughts an ideas :)

Blessings and Light,