In 1995 my youngest son Craig passed away at age 10. Since then I've been on a quest to understand where the energies of our loved ones go after they've transitioned.
Even though we are unable to see our loved ones with our human eyes or hear them with our human ears, I promise you that they absolutely live on.
My study and exploration of consciousness has taken me on a fascinating path into quantum physics and metaphysics. What strikes me most is that the natures of the two are inseparable.
For decades I worked as a Registered Radiologic Technologist. My experience within the nature of x-ray and MRI focused on frequencies within the electromagnetic spectrum.
Our eyes don't see the energy vibrations of x-ray or the magnetic or radio frequency waves used in MRI. Even though not seen, they exist as an essence of our physical reality. Amazing images are created! We get to see the inner workings and structure of the human body.
When our loved ones die we can no longer see, hear or touch them within the frequency spectrum of our five human senses. But, like the energies of x-rays and magnetic resonance, they also exist as a faster vibrating form of energy.
These considerations bring me comfort. They invite me to continue to explore the real possibilities of connecting with those in spirit.
The more I seek in the realm of wonderment and question, the more healing flows within me. These days I embrace what my wise heart holds about these truths and I celebrate in gladness!
A Good Reading
It can be very exciting to receive a psychic reading. A good reading can be a valuable resource for healing, advice and encouragement.
A good psychic or "intuitive" reading must always be about shining a light on the innate wisdom of your magnificent soul. This is the most direct route to your path of joy. I refer to this wonderful process as Spiritual Coaching.
What some don't realize about a psychic reading is that our free will can be a game changer. By that I mean that what was vibrationally interpreted at the time of a reading can (and often does) change down the road. That's why it's so essential to trust and rely upon our inner guidance systems (intuition) as we move forward in life. Always take a moment of pause to check within to interpret how you really feel before choosing!
So, rather than expecting a psychic reading to be "set in stone" as accurately "predicting" the future, please be open to the wisdom that comes through the reading. Use it as a touchstone to guide you to make good choices for your life beyond the reading.
"A psychic reading is basically spiritual, a bridge between this world and the Other Side. A reading asks for you to stand back from your current life situation and patterns of thinking to broaden your options. Instead of setting your future in stone, it should be presented with the disclaimer that you have the power to change anything you don’t like...." Natalie Botero, M.A.
In closing, may we always remember that we are Spirit beings experiencing life in human bodies. We chose to come here in order to expand our creative potential and to live a life of joy and satisfaction in our brief time here.
Photograph by Tom Norquist
Here's a little lesson on how to communicate with your spirit guides. I was going to write out something long and detailed but I think I’ll just make it a very simple recipe:
1. When you are relaxed and content say hello and welcome them to your side.
2. Ask them to make themselves known.
3. Ask a simple question. The impression you get within the first 5 seconds will be their quiet answer.
4. Believe! Believe! Believe!
This is a fun practice. If you don’t feel that anything is happening, I can assure you that it is. If you get nothing, simply say, “Oh, well.” It will get more fun and productive the more you do it!
Let me know how it goes. :-)
Photo credit: Tom Norquist
The other day while we were doing the dishes together I asked Tom, "What if we would have met in our 20s instead of waiting until the latter half of our 60s? I wonder what our relationship would have been like?" After a moment of reflection he expressed, "It would have been much different because I had some lessons that I needed to learn. I wouldn't have been ready for you."
Then with a deep sigh I took a look in the rear view mirror at my life. I, too, had important growth to do at that age and beyond. It took me 65 years of discovery to be truly ready for a love such as ours. To love fully, joyfully and unconditionally is a pinnacle experience. No wonder we are so happy every day, simply being together.
So, I guess I'm sharing this publicly because I'm seeing an important message here that may be applicable to most everyone. Where ever you are on your journey, it's perfectly fine! It's all about learning and growing. Let's all make a promise to be super kind and loving to ourselves as we live these phenomenal human experiences. It's all very good!!
Wedding photo credit: Ellen Gustafson Photography
Lately many of my psychic reading clients have been young and quite spiritually evolved. Yesterday I had the privilege of doing a reading for a young woman who is ready for the most joyful life possible. It brought me to happy tears to see her Spirit shine through so brightly! It was pure radiance.
Inspired by our lovely session, it feels important that I share another reminder that we ARE Spirit and our true essence is joy and optimism. We are meant to live happy and creative lives. That's what we intended before we entered these human bodies.
To reach our happiest state, we are called to be gentle with ourselves and others. To do so we must be proactive in surrounding ourselves with gentle people, situations and environments as well as choosing gentle thoughts.
There will always be chaos in the world. But with practice we can learn to shift negative reactions into more gentle and loving thoughts and feelings. When we do this, our vibrations will rise and we will attract better experiences.
Even better, when we collectively combine our gentle energies we can help to soften and shift troubling situations into higher and less chaotic vibrations. There is power in numbers!
So, gentle souls, I welcome your thoughts about all this. What have you discovered about your human relationship with your Spirit? How has gentleness positively changed a situation or a negative emotion for you? I'd love to hear!
Always remember that you are powerful creators!.
Gently and Lovingly,
PS: A psychic reading can help to clarify your questions and guide your choices. I would love to be of help in your journey.
Photo credit: Tom Norquist Reflections
Advice from the Spirit Guides
As a psychic reader I have an easy time connecting with spirit guides. They are always present and eager to be of help for both my clients and for me. I enjoy sharing stories about the perfect messages that are so often shared by these beings of pure love.
Many times during a client reading I am asked questions that begin with "Should I....?" The guides almost always respond by reminding us that our Inner Being (intuition) is where to access our best answers and direction. They remind us that there are no "shoulds". Instead, paying close attention to the feelings that accompany our inquiries is all that is ever needed for choosing the best path of action.
Here's how it works. When you direct your questions to your wise Inner Being, if the answer you immediately sense feels good, then go with it! If the answer feels uncomfortable or unclear or there is a delay in sensing a response it is undoubtedly the "ego self" firing up old programs that keep us distracted from who we really are.
Here are two really important guidelines to help you become an intuitive master.
First, practice finding your best possible "in the moment" place of joy and appreciation. Always reach for better feelings if you are experiencing negative emotions. Better feelings incite higher vibrations. We always attract what we are vibrating as feelings according to the Universal Law of Attraction. Practice this every day. Soon enough your intuition will become your best friend and joy is sure to follow!
And secondly, if you ever get stuck along the way, just ask your Spirit Guides to help. It's what they love to do.
And, I'm here to help, too. It's what I love to do!
With So Much Love,
Photo by Tom Norquist Reflections
In my wildest dreams, never could I foresee living in a beautiful log home on 78 acres of heavily wooded property in northern Wisconsin.
Yet, somehow, here I am. It’s been four amazing weeks now. Very soon I will share this pastoral life with the man I love and adore.
Our driveway is .3 miles long. I slowly stroll the drive when I go out to our mailbox. Each time I walk, the forest talks to me. Endless species of plants, trees and insects (especially friendly butterflies!) are happy to commune with me. The birds stay tucked away out of sight but they sing their canorous greetings anyway.
I’ve always loved ferns. In the spring their unfurling fiddleheads tickle my fancy. Once they are wide open their fan shaped fronds remind me of the open arms of my loving grandmother when we stopped in for visits in my childhood days.
Today marks the 24th anniversary of the passing of my 10 year old son Craig. (Can this be possible?!!) Craig's sweet essence often hangs with me on these saunters. This morning I felt his hand holding mine as I stopped to admire the row of happy ferns.
Craig frequently whispers a lovely message of hope and reassurance. He wants me to share it. He wishes to tell the world that there is no death.
Our souls are eternal and eternally beautiful as spark of the one great spirit. What we call death is simply a shift in energetic frequency, releasing the biological space suit from our human experience in the process. Our loved ones souls are with us more than we can imagine!
These days peace flows within my grateful heart like a sparkling Montana river. Life is a mystery in so many ways,. Yet, my eternal soul celebrates the gifts that appear when I rest in love and remember to allow space in my heart for the manifestations to drop in.
The lush ferns serve as a reminder to me to remain within the pure space of my heart.....the place where love is the only true thing.
Dear Powerful Creators,
"If you can hold a thought for 17 seconds it's yours."
So, what do thoughts really have to do with our life experiences?
There is a universal law that states that our thoughts create our realities.
Therefore, if we hold on to fearful or negative thought energies we will begin to experience intensity and manifestations that are a vibrational match to negative thought.
On the opposite end, when we hold posititve thoughts the experiences that match this higher vibration will also begin to manifest accordingly.
Archangel Ariel wants us to embrace that we are all infinitely powerful as creators. She reminds us, "When the mind is quiet the spirit within leads the way so perfectly!"
Here is a video by Esther "Abraham" Hicks on this subject that you might enjoy.
Blessings and joy to you as you powerfully manifest what you want as flow in your life!
I welcome your thoughts and questions at JoAnn@JoAnnBruhn.com
Photo by Tom Norquist
There is magic in the air as we approach 11:11:11 within this Universal Year on Sunday.
What is a Universal Year? It’s calculated by adding the numbers of the current year (in this case, 2018) together like this:
2018 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 8 = 11
11 is a “Master number” in Numerology
Whenever you're seeing 11:11 or 1:11 number patterns, you're being called to awaken. A direct channel opens between you and your higher self. 11:11 is a point of merging the physical and non-physical realities of YOU.
This gorgeous writing by John O'Donohue is being presented for you to contemplate. Honor your inner brilliance and listen to your heart intelligence at this opportune time of evolution.
In Joyful Gratitude,
For a New Beginning
In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.
For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.
It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.
Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.
Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life's desire.
Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.
~ John O'Donohue ~
Photo by Tom Norquist
For several days after my Dad passed away hummingbirds would fly up to me in greeting! I knew that Dad had sent them to me as a message of love and assurance.
If we remain open to the possibilities of the energetic presence of our loved ones, we may be able to sense a sort of communication.
Love messages may come to you in the way of a knowing, a feeling or sensation of their presence, a touch, a whisper, a scent , or perhaps a sign like a bird or a butterfly.
Just because we can't see them with our human eyes doesn't mean they are not there. What signs do your loved ones send?
Photo by Tom Norquist