Whether your mother is near or far, in spirit or not, know that love always abounds and is reciprocated in each and every moment! Happy Mother’s Day!
Whether your mother is near or far, in spirit or not, know that love always abounds and is reciprocated in each and every moment! Happy Mother’s Day!
I am thrilled to be offering private sessions at The Rising Phoenix Mind & Body Rejuvenation Women’s Winter Retreat 2018 in Sooke BC, Feb 9 – 11 at the Prestige Beach Front Resort!! This retreat tends to book up fast so make sure you register early! I am looking forward to seeing familiar faces as well as meeting new ones!! https://www.facebook.com/events/313321012485717/
I have been so filled with gratitude this past while. So many amazing clients who inspire me; friends and family that always have my best interests at heart; a line of service that never ceases to make my soul sing, and the daily miracles that magically unfold before me. Life. My life. My life is amazing. Thank you all for being such an integral part of my path. Each and every one of you has contributed in some powerful and vital way. I appreciate you!
Have you ever had a dream where your loved one who has past appears? It is more than a dream—it is a dream visitation. There are clues to help you understand the difference between a simple dream and a dream visitation. This article will bring more understanding to your experiences. Not only will it bring clarity but it will also shed light on how important you are in the grander scheme of things; how loved you are; how your love for those who have past is still reciprocated; how worthy you are, and most importantly that the love you experience in a dream visitation is available to you in physical form.
How do they happen?
When you sleep your ego consciousness is quiet and will not engage. The ego consciousness is what nudges you into dismissing events because they seem to be just so far-fetched (limitation of the ego consciousness) that it cannot and should not be believed.
Spirit can insert itself into your dream state rather easily and will allow you to see what you need to see or deliver a message that is necessary to inspire healing.
When do they happen?
The timing of a dream visitation is not predicated out of your desire or desperation. Spirit has clear view of your bigger picture and will only insert itself into your dream state at the perfect time for you. Spirit understands the fine line between wanting something so badly and needing something. It will only present itself at the most optimum time for you.
Why do they happen?
Dream visitations occur for varied reasons. They tend to deliver messages in a meaningful way to the dreamer according to their path of healing. Often a loved one will present themselves in dream state to show their peace, love and joy from their vantage point of non-physical. This allows the dreamer to know their loved ones are fine which is often enough for them to engage more fully in the art of living fully. Other dreams may have your loved one offer a message that you will understand that is vital in your overall peace and well-being. The reasons may be varied for their appearance in your dream but in essence the common thread is their unconditional love for you. That love is ever-present and being sent to you in every moment. In turn, your love for them is received and amplified. It is an ongoing relationship, eternally. Love never dies and neither does your loved one.
There have been times when a dream visitation has been far from pleasant. This causes consternation in the dreamer. Take heart, it never means your loved one is not well, is frustrated or sad or angry. They are merely acting as the mirror you need in order to see what you are holding onto physically, mentally and emotionally. For instance, if you see your mother in your dream and she is angry or sickly it is more that she is showing you your own worry and concern or deeply held resentment/bitterness that was present between you in life or your concern that you didn’t do enough for her at the end of her life. Spirit will never convey anger or frustration. If you are seeing this in your dream visitation it is your projection of your own fear and resentment onto Spirit. This happens so that the dreamer can target these areas in waking state in order to heal them. It is all so perfect!
Why have I never had a dream visitation?
So many of us long for that dream visitation and do everything in our power to conjure one. It is not because you are forgotten by your loved one. It is not because they have stopped loving you. It is because they can see your bigger picture and know the perfect time to insert themselves. Some never have them. Others wait years. Still others have them virtually right away. It is all by design and not based on your value or worth—nor is it based on how long you have suffered or how badly you want one. If I were to ask you what your bigger picture was would you be able to tell me? I didn’t think so. No one has a clear understanding of it—but Spirit does. Trust it to do right by you. It always has and it always will. Unconditional love happens to work that way. Be on the look out for other signs from loved ones during your waking states. They are always letting you know they are right by your side! I will cover more of these types of signs in a future article.
How to tell the difference between a dream and a dream visitation
A dream visitation is a higher vibration than that of a regular dream. Regular dreams may not be remembered, or they can be forgotten completely. Not so with a dream visitation. Because of the higher frequency the details are unusually vivid and will be remembered for a lifetime.
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We tend to learn most in our lives by sharing our own experiences. Please share yours regarding dream visitations. You will never know whom you might inspire!
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.
It was just two short years ago after my daughter and I watched the news I said to her that the US was gearing up for even more chaos. I predicted race wars after the newscasts had started subtly introducing ‘racism’ and playing the ‘race card’ each day. Two years later, here we are. It is the typical “problem, reaction, solution” being played out before our very eyes. The masses have been hypnotically conditioned and gently eased into hatred once again. It plays upon the anger, righteousness and hatred that already exists within each of us and expands it, controls it, and amplifies it until we all cry out for the solution that will make us ‘safe’. There is absolutely nothing that anyone can offer or do that ever affords the alleged security and safety we demand. It all comes from ourselves. What is being witnessed is a direct reflection of our zealousness to prove one another wrong, showcase the shortcomings/differences and beat our fists on others to be heard and agreed with. Terrorism begins at home. Your home. My home. Our homes. It begins with anger, animosity and aggravation towards anything that we perceive not to be in alignment with ourselves. Children are not ‘haters’ by nature. They are taught and conditioned by their parents, grandparents, ancestral teachings and the media. It is ludicrous to me that skin colour is even an issue. Considering each and every one of us is scientifically empty space we need to be more cognizant of what we are fighting for or against! And speaking of fighting against—whatever you push against, say ‘no’ to, and rally vociferously about when it comes to what you don’t want only makes more of it. And it is that premise that is played upon and encouraged. The moment anger and hatred rear their heads we are able to see just what is within ourselves that needs attention and healing. It isn’t just ONE person that is the cause. It is the many who prey upon, rely on and toy with the facets of ourselves that have yet to be healed. Those in the know, ‘know’. It is about all of us. Clean up your own inner backyard. It would be a marvelous world if we all did just that. And Love one other—not just when it is easy to do so because you deem someone worthy of it. Love one another–no matter what.~ Ara Parisien, International Medium, Spiritual Teacher & Author
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
The love that you are and the love that you share does not die. It does not leave. It does not forget. It is eternal. It is this way whether you are in physical form or have transitioned to non-physical. The love you have for yourself and each other thrives and is reciprocated in each moment. Take comfort in it. You are not alone. You are eternally loved. ~ Ara Parisien
“I am only human.” “Life gets in the way.” These are just some of the things I hear in my line of work. So many people are willing to turn to their humanness to excuse them from the results they do not like in their life. We all have the power to focus ourselves in such a way so as to create the results we prefer. It is nothing that needs to be conjured, prayed for or wished for. It is already present in each moment. Your focus, which is your power, WORKS!! How are you using your power? Still focusing on what you don’t like and don’t want? Perhaps it is time to change. You can do it. You are more than human. You are a magnificent and powerful being. Live like it! ~ Ara Parisien
Mother’s Day. A wonderful celebration of appreciation and love. Take a moment to reflect on your mother whether she be in physical or in spirit. Appreciate the dedication and the unconditional love. To all mothers who have lost children—my heart is with you on this most challenging of days. Remember you are not defined by how long motherhood endured—you are more defined by how special a soul knew you to be in order to select you for its all-too-fleeting time on this plane. Please take a moment today (and everyday) to reflect on every mother’s ability to love, and appreciate you had the honour of experiencing it.