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International Medium & Spiritual Teacher & Author


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All There Is…Is Love

 

Ara Kerry

On Sept 29th 2017 the unthinkable…the unimaginable…happened.  One is never truly prepared to deal with the loss, the emotions, the pain or the numbness of mind when you hear the words, “Sorry, we did everything we could.  Unfortunately, she passed away.”

Even though the doctor on the phone was still talking I was barely able to focus on what he was saying.  He was detailing every procedure they performed on my aunt, every result, how the team of 12 doctors worked on her heart tirelessly until the heart itself could sustain nothing more.  It simply stopped beating.  He assured me she was not in pain.  He told me she went very gently.  I recall praising the doctor and his associates for going above and beyond in trying to help her.  He passed me onto a social worker to help me think more clearly regarding the steps to come.  I recall just going through the motions but that was okay as that was all I could do and thankfully, all that was expected in the moment.

In the days that followed I did what I could within my foggy mind.  I called the Funeral Home, I went to the hospital to collect her effects, I visited her apartment to search for the all important Will and I fed her cat, Punky.  Punky meant the world to my aunt and was her constant companion.  It was good he was with her as it provided her with the only source of companionship in this world.  She shut everyone who loved her out of her life for years.  Myself included.  Now Punky was the only thing left and he was 18 years old, skin and bones and could barely walk.  I found him curled up on my aunt’s bed patiently waiting for her to return.  When I looked into his eyes it seemed we both knew it was an impossibility.  I stroked his frail body and he nuzzled my hand.  I could feel his bones and more importantly I could feel his little soul.  I told him he would soon be with his mom.  A mobile vet service came two days later and lovingly released him.  I take comfort in knowing that somewhere in non-physical my aunt and Punky are frolicking in sheer joy.

My aunt had a very difficult life and suffered mental health issues which caused a level of stubbornness and paranoia.  She preferred to isolate herself and did what she could to supplement her monthly payments from the federal government.  One way among many of ‘supplementing’ was, as I found out, collecting empty bottles and cans to return for cash.  My heart broke.  She had family who loved her yet she chose this.  I live in the same city and could have easily helped her out.  Her two daughters live in Ontario but even so far away would have moved mountains to help her.  She wanted none of it.  She disowned us all.  Until that is, September 25th.  She sent me a message on Facebook and left her phone number for me to call her.

I called my aunt that very day and she spoke to me like nothing untoward had ever happened between us.  I let her talk.  She spoke of her cat, she spoke of GMOs, she spoke of diet and medications.  She never spoke of needing help. She didn’t have to.  The mere fact she reached out to me spoke volumes.  At the end of the two hour conversation I said to her that it was evident she did not want to be alone anymore.  Fortunately, she has family who love her and we will all pull together to help her move forward in her next steps toward wellness.  She cried.  I cried.  I told her I loved her.  She said she loved me too.  Three days later she died.

As a medium I see virtually all the time how those who are readying to make their transition ‘know’ they are about to leave.  My aunt was one of those people.  She knew.  She reached out.  Fortunately, our differences, our needing to be right in what had gone on before, melted in the love we felt for each other.  This is the second passing in my family where bygones, no matter how vile and vicious in the moment, simply didn’t matter. All that matters is the love. Love is all there is.  I am ever so fortunate to have been given the privilege to voice that love.  Some never get the chance.  Not having the chance though does not mean the opportunity is forever gone.  Our loved ones never die.  They transform.  When we deal with our loved ones in Spirit we are dealing with the very best aspects of them—which is all Love, and their humanness no longer requires forgiveness, frustration, resentment etc.  Our relationships continue on even though one is in Spirit and one is still in the physical.  The relationship continues on but in a different way.  Allow yourself to speak to your loved one in Spirit.  They do hear you and do respond.  Allow your relationships to heal because they can and they will. Spirit does not want you holding onto whatever pain or anguish their frail human traits caused into being. They get it now.  So should you.

Through these past few weeks I have been in awe of my family and friends, including my aunt’s two daughters, who worked tirelessly to make the going easier.  Even my ex-husband rolled up his shirt sleeves and was there to help over several days in honour of my aunt whom he had known for years.  I will never find the words to express how grateful I am to all of you.  I smile in knowing that it is the love for each other, the caring, the honouring and the remembering that shows us who we are, what we are made of and what is in us to give.

All there is and all we are….is Love

It is the only thing that truly matters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bliss

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Joseph Campbell once asked as all to “Follow your bliss”.

There was a time when I thought I understood what he was saying.

Then there was the day I absolutely lived what he was saying.

Bliss is something unmistakable. It fills you up inside and exudes an unfathomable power.

Most people believe that bliss is attainable only when one has garnered their heart’s desires. Or, if people around you behave in a way that is appropriate for your own comfort and in alignment with your own beliefs. As the Council of 12 has often said, “You all live it backwards.”

Bliss is a state of being. A state of being that bubbles up from the eternity you have always been and touches everything in you, around you, by you and for you. Bliss changes you in the blink of an eye.

Bliss is a state by which unconditional love flows purely, pristinely and powerfully. There are no conditions that enter into its flow. Suddenly, you love everything your five sense can discern. The trees, the flowers, the cars, the air, your life, yourself, everyone you know and even those you do not.

Bliss. If you think you know what it is then you have not experienced it as of yet. Once you have you will never find a need within you to be ‘right’, to be ‘better’ or to make demands of others. You will spontaneously feel with a new heart, perceive with new eyes and engage in a new way—a reverent way just because you are in sheer awe of the magnificence.

Bliss. It is unconditional love of All There Is. When you have tasted bliss you will want to feel nothing else but more of it. ~ Ara Parisien, International Medium, Spiritual Teacher & Author


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Fresh Start

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We seem to be mid-point within the holiday season and our attention is turning toward bidding farewell to 2016 and welcoming 2017.  For some 2016 has been turbulent and despairing, fraught with loss and disappointments while others have realized amazing achievements and joy.  It has been, like any other year before it, a year of potential possibilities that we may have managed to notice and act upon and others, not.  We now look toward 2017 with a renewed hope and a determination to ensure this coming year is far better than the last one. We make promises to ourselves which may or may not be kept; we dream; we wish and we hope.

A brand new slate of ‘time’ is creeping into our reality.  It stands off in the distance, beckoning, shining and promising better times.  It always entices me until I remind myself that ‘time’ is irrelevant.  It is a needful thing in our day-to-day lives and keeps us on track and hopefully punctual.  It is not our master.

The magic of New Year’s Eve gives us the awareness that a sense of newness is being framed into our reality.  The turn of the calendar to January 1st allows us to look down the proverbial road ahead and hope for better days, weeks and months.  It is helpful to know we do not need a calendar to tell us when to stop fretting and despairing and become wistful once again.  We have that option open to us in each and every moment.  ‘Time’, be it the time of day or a calendar year does not determine who we might become, what we will do or whether we will be happy.  We do.  The choice lays within each moment we breathe.  Therefore each moment, in essence, is like a New Year’s Eve.  The same options, the same possibilities, the choices that we may make are all right Now.  No need to wait 365 days to make your wishes, fulfill your dreams or restore your hope.  Your fresh start is right here, right now.  Why wait for the tip of the calendar.  Make all your moments a sheer celebration filled with hope, determination, faith and joy.  ~ Ara Parisien, International Medium & Spiritual Teacher


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Deliberate Joy

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I loved waking up this morning to the sound of rolling thunder!  As I strolled into my office with my mug of steaming hot coffee a flash of distant lightning caught my eye.  For some reason thunderstorms ignite something in me that makes me absolutely giddy with delight.  As I readied myself for my morning commune with my Council of 12 I realized there was something more glorious to this particular day.  I was filled with a sense of joyful anticipation and wondered what on earth could be signaling imminent  manifestation.  To my surprise the Council of 12 responded with one word, “Life”.  I pondered this for a  moment and realized the reminder they were intent on delivering—everyday should offer this excitement, eagerness and anticipation.  It’s who we are.  The sense of knowing we have yet another moment to prefer, to choose, to focus and thereby unfold.  As I allowed this reminder to flood my conscious awareness they offered more.  “You do not need an external reason to feel this way.  If you did you would be a reactionary creator being and not a conscious deliberate creator.  Enough of what you least want is created in every moment just by your reaction to what your external circumstances dictate.  This is not joy.  This is not who you are.  This is why it never feels good. Be joyful in the knowledge that the river of life is you; is your breath; is your power, which is your focus; is your thrill, and your experience of this lifetime. Live this totality of you and cherish each moment knowing that each moment has the potential to be just the way you want it to be.”  Yes.  Yes, was the only word I could find that fit the moment.  The Council of 12 rippled the resonation, “Deliberately and consciously saying ‘yes’ to Life is enough as it will deliberately open the door to your joy.”  I love my life.  ~ Ara Parisien, International Medium & Spiritual Teacher


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The Path of Least Resistance

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Thought for the day:   We have all heard of the ‘path of least resistance’.  This pathway is not external from you.  YOU are the path of least resistance.  You either re-lax and let the energy flow you to your desire or you re-sist and close the door.  BE the path of least resistance.  Relax.  Let it flow.  There is nothing you must DO—only that which you must BE.  Good things ARE happening!! ~ Ara Parisien, International Medium & Spiritual Teacher


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Your Future is Now

 

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Time and time again I hear people say, “If it is meant to be it will be.”  To me, this is giving your power over to fate to decide the outcome.  The results you realize could not be any other way than how you had been thinking and feeling about the subject all along.  End of.

There is only Now.  If you are despairing something in your past—you are doing it Now.  If you are worried about your future—you are doing it Now.  Know that whatever you are thinking and feeling Now you are actually forging your future to open to those possibilities.  When you live deliberately and consciously in the Now you are carving out best case scenarios and walking into them.  There would be no surprises. There couldn’t be.

Make Now the best it can be.  Keep excitedly focused on the results you prefer. Your future—is right Now. ~ Ara Parisien, International Medium & Spiritual Teacher


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Fall

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Fall is almost upon us and I couldn’t be happier about that! It’s my favourite season! As the seasonal clock begins to click over I am now turning my mind to how I may best be of service through the Fall and Winter months. Group sessions are very popular and so I will be setting some time aside specifically for them. These sessions tend to book extraordinarily fast so be sure to book yours early!  These group sessions are very healing and a lot of fun for everyone.  Spirit messages and/or life guidance is given to each participant.  Please keep in mind that a minimum of 6 participants are preferred simply because if there are less people then more time is taken and more in-depth information is conveyed.  Often it is this in-depth information that people prefer not to share in front of others.  I will be offering something new this year and that is group sessions via skype so it doesn’t matter where in the world your group resides you will be able to participate! Group Sessions always prove to be uplifting, empowering and entirely loving.

Also being planned at this time is an event in September or October where I will offer a mediumship demonstration.  These kinds of events are very dear to my heart and offer a broader perspective as to how Spirit works and touches hearts.

If you are at all hoping for a workshop or event featuring life transformation I am excited to announce that this is in the cards this Fall/Winter as well.  I will be sharing more information on this aspect as progress dictates.

That is the update at this point!  Please email me on Facebook or send an email to araparisien@gmail.com for  more information regarding group sessions or individual sessions.  Once again, it doesn’t matter where you are in the world—if you can speak English you have access to all of the work I offer.  I look forward to hearing from you!