It's funny, isn't it, how some people are keen to follow a particular football team, whilst others feel drawn towards high-speed cars or state-of-the-art electronics...or mountaineering.  Then there are others who take life more steadily...preferring gardening or cake baking for instance. 

I suppose I fall into the latter category, in general terms.  However, the thrill of physical mediumship took me to another place entirely...and at times caused me to consider free-fall sky diving a tame ride in comparison!

I noticed this video on YouTube yesterday...yet another valuable form of physical mediumship.  Once again I am baffled as to why many feel such fear of things like this...things that we don't understand.  The fear will surely remain until we seek to see...and learn...and understand.  Surely the potential benefits are worthwhile?

Spiritual gift

Recently, with challenges becoming presented for my attention within my physical life it has been difficult at times to focus upon any one area of concern in order to effect the solution of any part.
Instead, each area of concern has engulfed my mind, only shifting for another to take its place.

The hot weather hasn't helped, for aside from depleting my physical and mental energy, the heat has caused appetite reduction, with consequent lesser intake of beneficial vitamins and minerals.
My blood pressure hit the roof too, before wobbling a little and then rising again, causing me additional concern, as I do not habitually visit the doc, nor take any medication whatsoever.  I need to update my will...but need energy to do it!

Then, this morning, following another night of disturbed sleep, I was in my bedroom getting dressed in preparation for going out shopping.  I have three black handbags of different sizes, but generally use either of the smaller ones.  The larger is cumbersome, and to be honest I've not used it for months...even maybe for as long ago as a year.

As I was to meet a friend for coffee, and was intending to buy a few basic groceries on the way, I decided to take the largest bag, as it would readily conceal my purchases and look better than a carrier bag.  As I reached for this larger bag...I had just touched it, no more than that, a silver coloured coin dropped in front of my feet, appearing to fall to the floor from the distance of about three inches.  The bag was to my left side.  It can't have come from the bag as I'd not picked the bag up...I'd only reached for it and hardly touched it.  The bedroom carpet is flat piled and plain coloured.  My bedroom is tidy, the floor clear.  So...baffled...I picked up the coin and found it to be a foreign one, but not French or Irish or anything 'common' like that.

My excitement at that point knew no bounds!  I am totally convinced that the coins arrival was spiritually effected. 

As a result of receiving this gift I went shopping with a smile on my face.  I ate a full lunch and now feel more 'at ease' than I have for ages, because I have something positive to think about.  Spirit work in mysterious ways...and they know which buttons to press to make the world a happier place!
Thai 1 Baht Dragon Boat Coin from Thailand (these photos from the web)
My apported coin
The coin depicts the head of King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, also known as King Rama IX and the Ninth Rama, has ruled the Kingdom of Thailand since June 9, 1946. He is currently the world's longest-serving monarch. Rumor has it that he came to succession by having his older brother, Ananda, murdered in 1946.  Sounds like he's the sort of guy that any girl would be pleased to take home to her mother!
Railway journey...this is what my life feels like at present!  Link

June 27th. Medium: Emily. Deep trance communication.

How wonderful! How wonderful, that worlds can unite with the slightest breathe. Seek and ye shall find; ask and ye shall be given. How wonderful!
It is dismal that many do not shine a light within. Do not expand their consciousness, their state of being; to question what else there is outside their own understanding.
Expand the mind, expand the horizon, to receive love that knows no boundaries: a state of endless being. How wonderful to be given such knowledge. How wonderful to have such knowing. Knowing that the state of being continues; the trust, the confidence to be all you can. To allow the mind to expand to its greatest potential to receive in abundance that which is waiting. How wonderful!

Chris: Were you aware of this while you were on the earth plane, or only now, since you've passed?

I have, of course, been aware and continue the expansion. You may refer to the afterlife: After what, I ask you? Afterlife - allow it to be known as Life. Life eternal. 

I ask your transcription. Share the knowledge. For the light is to be shared, not concealed. 

I thank you for sharing the light eternal. I thank you all for sharing and exploring the light eternal. As you go forward with your life, hold one thing - how wonderful
Hold onto those words How Wonderful! The afterlife - after what? Life is an experience for the self; to expand, to be all it can be. 

Simnel cake

I am feeling a little sad today. 

Eva bakes fantastic Simnel cake using an historic recipe, and her love of tradition is something she shares with every slice.   There are many myths and legends connected with the origins of simnel Cake, which is unusually both boiled and baked.  No matter the details...right now it's enough for me to say that Eva shares her enjoyment of its history and her recipe is frankly delicious!  So last year I shared some of Eva's cake with friends, who appeared to appreciate the recipe and its history as much as Eva does herself.  Judy was one of those friends.

Yesterday I saw Judy again, and felt pleased, at first, that quite early in our conversation she mentioned her fond memory of Eva's simnel cake.  She spoke with enthusiasm and then said  "...I enjoyed Eva's special cake so much that I asked my mother to bake me some.  Mum changed the recipe and left out the marzipan, but it was still delicious and she's been selling it on her market stall and sharing the recipe ever since.  She calls it Eva's cake and tells people how she became introduced to it.  She even shares some of the cakes history when she sells it.  I'm sure Eva will be pleased to hear this!"

Perhaps I'm being silly when I say that I feel sad that a cake is being credited to Eva when it is being baked by someone else, using an entirely different recipe, and it isn't simnel cake at all in fact?  Perhaps I should simply feel pleased that a cake is being shared and enjoyed by many? 
Well...I'm not...!  The information Judy shared with me packed quite a punch in fact...

Ring of Truth

When I was 18 my mum gave me a vacuum cleaner.  It had previously belonged to a friend of hers, and was kindly donated to me as I was setting up home for the first time and was living on a restricted budget.  I was grateful to have it, until it died of old age.  By then I wanted to buy a new one although, as I settled for the cheapest model I could find, the machine was far less efficient and lasted less than two years before falling apart.  Since then I've bought many cleaning appliances, and some have been far more efficient than others.
I've learned that the those of 'higher quality' are not always the best in fact, and that you don't always get what you pay for...and of course advertising can lead you astray and cause you to overlook key requirements. 

When you really want something that does a good job, you need to carry out some research and not be led off track by products that are perhaps being more widely advertised.  Contrary to popular advice I've also learned to avoid purchasing cleaners upon a friends recommendation...because although well meant, and often helpful, different people have different needs. For instance, a friend may need a cleaner that is efficient for hard floors, whilst I need one that removes pet hairs from carpets.

Mediumship is, I feel, rather like this.  There are different forms of mediumship, and different mediums work with differing efficiency.  It's an undeniable fact that what 'hits the spot' when it comes to evidential value varies a great deal from one recipient to another.  What might convince me may not convince you, and visa versa.

All this said, it saddens me that some mediums hand can hand over a dustpan and brush and claim that it's a Dyson...and somehow manage to convince people of this.  Surely what I say has a ring of truth about it?

Read all about it!

Read all about it in the papers today!
Mrs S and her beau they got blown away
By a gale that was storm force...neither saw it draw near.
Swept 'em up off their feet, made their stomachs feel queer!

High in the sky did they rise with a flare...
Tossed and turned with the wind, bits o'twigs in their hair!
They thought all was lost...Help me down! Ms S cried!
But the force was unstoppable no matter who tried!
The neighbours did point, kids looked on with  a jeer...
As they spun in the cyclone...all was lost, did they fear.
Little did they know that the gale it would rest,
Come to settle in a place, a land, that was best.
For it blew out the cobwebs and opened the hatch,
It hadn't destroyed like a fire lit by match.
New experiences for all you see is the tale
For a bit of wind does you good, when life becomes stale!


There's always crud a'gathering on the sole of every shoe.
Doesn't matter how it got there, what counts is what you do
Do you whine and grumble, do you rant or temper flare?
Do you inspect each piece and grain, or wallow 'it's not fair'
You could, you know, just take a cloth and wipe it clean away
Without a thought, without a care, for the crud has had its day.

The crud it stinks a bit
and gets right up my nose...
Bit tis crap like this
That feeds the growth
And from that comes a rose.

When it isn't what it seems...

If you stand too close your eyes you will naturally focus upon the fluffy ears, so, with restricted vision, you could become misled into believing that this snake is a rabbit. 

Stand back! You need to see the full picture! Until you can do this you will not be accessing the full range of information you need to make an accurate judgement of the character you have in front of you.  

Risks taken by the home circle...

The Lodge circle was set up over ten years ago and was first held in my garden shed, with just a few friends sitting together.  These friends were mainly well known to me and had been visiting my home socially over a number of years prior, although very soon a few new people came along to join us. 

Sitting as a group within my garden shed was one thing but, with nature being what it is, there was a requirement for me to allow them access to in-house toilet facilities. The group also met together within my home upon their arrival, and shared refreshments there before leaving.  This meant that I was effectively inviting strangers into my home and offering them the run of the place.  My husband wasn't happy about this, as within our home we left valuables lying around, as most families do. 

It wasn't very long before I also realised that, as a result of sitting for meditation and to share the intent to support spiritual healing, or encourage spiritual development I was often seated alone in either the shed or my home with a total stranger.  It also soon became apparent that those seeking spiritual healing can often demonstrate the need for emotional support.  The love-based spiritual energy itself can unfamiliarly encourage a bond to be felt between strangers.  In consequence deeply entrenched personal secrets can become shared and barriers between strangers can fall.

These described risk factors haven't 'gone away'.  The risk elements continue.  My husband and I have learned to protect our home as best we can and I use internet facilities to check the credentials of potential sitters in advance of them being invited to attend.  Most people who contact me can be traced through Facebook or a simple Google search.  Further, within a public place, I meet with most potential sitters in advance of them receiving an invitation.  That's just how it is. 

I host the Bristol Spirit Lodge circle within my own home, so I need to take precautions.  Why wouldn't I?  For, not only am I placing myself at some personal risk from someone intending to act falsely when invited into my home...I also host a Circle within which the medium works within an altered state of consciousness, sometimes even within a totally unconscious state.  If I fail to act responsibly when it comes to personal security how can I demonstrate my ability to protect those whose development I sit to support?

The upholding of the basic precautions taken to protect my home offers a foundation for the complex building blocks of care and security required by the designated developing medium.