Thursday, December 27, 2012

December "Rants & Raves"

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?  I am most certain that this caught your attention.  My December newsletter went out this month and it was signed, “Merry Christmas, Jackie”.  Apparently, I have offended some in doing so.  With that said, I think I will make December’s blog a little about my beliefs.
First of all, I come from a Baptist family.  My Grandmother who was a Sunday school teacher and led the missionary meetings for our church and she raised me.  My Grandfather passed when I was 12 years old and was a Deacon at our church for 17 years.  Growing up, going to church for me was not an option, you just did.
So what do I believe in?  Christianity.  I believe in God and Angels.  I believe in the bible and that everything in it did happen.  But I also believe that in “Freedom of religion”, we dissected the Bible into our own beliefs and adopted unified religion such as Baptist, Catholics, etc.  Bottom line, I believe in it all.
With that said, I also have friends that are Pagans and Wiccans.   You may be surprised to learn that we carry many similarities and it does not mean they are bad people.  They respect my beliefs the way I respect theirs. 
In doing a medium reading I can indeed see the other side.  I can also read Tarot cards fluently.  Does this make me a bad person because I am able to do something that others can’t?  I don’t believe so.  I do fully believe that it is a gift and for some unknown reason, I see things that others do not.  Many have asked if I ever had a near death experience, and the answer is yes. I had a full cardiac arrest in 1991.  I can say that things did not begin then, but did become much stronger after the fact.
Through working with the paranormal, I have also learned that evil exists as well.  I think they go hand in hand.  How can you believe in good and not evil, or vice versa?  I have also found with each of those cases that they have done something to draw it in to them.
Now to answer another question.  Do I ever regret working as a full time psychic?  That answer is simple, not at all.  I just wish I would have embraced it and done it sooner than I did.  I find a career in assisting people in need very fulfilling.
So back to the original question….Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?  I would have to say MERRY CHRISTMAS, because that is what I choose to celebrate. 
Now, moving on to December, I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.  My daughter and I certainly did, and we had a wonderful Christmas with my mother.  I also was able to reconnect with a cousin that we have not seen in some time.  In addition to sneaking a little time off.
I still have the Reiki Course on sale for $99 and have had a good response.  I am currently trying to make some decisions on this.  I am toying with the idea of keeping the rate reduced as long as I don’t become overwhelmed with students.  The other idea I am toying with is establishing a forum or facebook group or something for those students or for those with just a common interest.  Of course that will be announced when I figure it all out!  Do I use Reiki on myself?  ALL THE TIME!
I am getting many, many emails asking about a New Years reading.  The email reading is up and available at  I will set up something for a New Years Special beginning New Year’s Eve running through the first week of January!  Details coming soon!
I will also be cranking out another book in 2013, and will have that underway in the next few upcoming weeks.  For the locals, Central Virginia Psychic Development &Paranormal Research, we did not get to do a lot in 2012.  Most of this was due to the uncertainty of my mother’s health.  Though I do not intend to let the group go, I will call on others in 2013 to assist me in organizing events.
I can say that I have rather enjoyed committing to updating my blog at least once a month and plan to keep up with that commitment in 2013! 
I thank you all for another amazing year, your feedback, your input and everything that you share with me.  May you all have a safe and Happy New Year!!!!

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