21 Sep 2015

Spirit Guides

Sandy beach


Everybody has a Guide given to them when they are born, who is a spirit, and who is not a passed over member of your family.

Family, friends, or pets who have passed over will often visit to make sure you are all right. 

Guides have had many lives and so are very experienced;  They are available to help and support their charges. They can change the way they look to appear as kids to little ones so they can play with the lonely or cheer up the abused and provide companionship as "imaginary friends". 

If you watch little ones while they are playing, they are often looking in the same place and chattering away to that place and offering a toy. This is usually their Guide, or a child spirit who is playing with them. Please don't tell kids they don't exist, as they see and hear them as they see you, and it will confuse them.

Sometimes a spirit visits a place where they had a past life and only see the house they lived in and not what is there now so are surprised to see strangers. 

If this happens, and you have pictures falling off the wall, hear banging, or things going missing just say "please calm down we want to be friends". If you feel threatened let me know and I will remove them. I do that quite a lot. Simply get in touch through my Google+ +Cathy Freeman page.

Often adults tell me that they had friends in their childhood.  The names were, for instance, Cabby and Shabby, but actually their real names were Kabbala and Shabbala, but they could not get their tongues around their actual names when they were little.

Many times people have an interest in certain things because their Guide has knowledge of it. Many times I have been told that " I have been writing, painting etc, and don't laugh, but I have this strange feeling that someone is helping me." When I tell them who their Guide is it all makes sense. One client who had a Samurai Warrior as a Guide found martial arts quite easy particularly the old ones.

If people develop their psychic abilities they will be given other Guides as and when they need them.

You can talk to your Guide or any family or friends who have passed over even though you can't see or hear them, and a memory or thought coming in your head is their replying to you. Usually in the way they spoke when family or friends were alive or a scent that you would recognise.

17 Sep 2015

Thought of the day: TOGETHER

Sta Cruz


We are born alone, and we die alone.  

How often have heard these words?  

And how often have we felt lonely, even in a crowd.  

But loneliness is a human condition that has no place in spirit.  

For when we are spirit, and our souls shines through, the love that binds us keeps us together, in an eternal unity that joins us to each other, and to the Creator.  

Fear not, for you are never alone.



16 Sep 2015

Religion vs Spirituality

Sunset at Sampaloc lake


Yesterday I was asked why people would freely decide to be subjugated to a religion. Not only those who grew up within the confines and teachings of any religion, but in particular those who join a religion later in life.

Personally, I was raised as a Catholic, but have always shied away from the limitations of religion. Firstly, the concept of a god that would decimated entire cities, require human sacrifices, and expected its faithful subjects to give their virgin daughters to satisfy the primordial needs of their guests, appalled me and insulted my sensitivity and sensibility. Additionally the rituals, concepts such as infallibity, and the obtuse belief in predefined and irrational dogmas, were unquestionably unacceptable.

With time, however, I learnt to appreciate that religion gives some comforts. The first is a sense of belonging. The participation in a community that shares values and experiences is a very important aspect in the expectations of the social human being. We are a gregarious animal. Integration is an essential requirement for an emotionally settled person.

Another of religion’s comforts is tradition. Somehow participating in “traditional” activities and practices seems to give people a sense of wholeness.

The final positive, for those who find it so, aspect of religion is “submitting” to a higher power. Since the most primitive societies, humans have been in awe about the beauty and power of our surroundings. Few would argue, although some do, that there is not a greater knowledge and power Creator and Engineer of all that surrounds us.

However, two additional factors need to be taken into consideration. Not many of those who do a similar analysis account for these additional aspects. These are mental acuity, and spiritual development.

Concerning the first one, I do not actually mean "smartness". Many smart people, even scientist, will say that they are religious “because” of their intellect and knowledge.

In mentioning mental acuity, which could also be interpreted as mental elasticity, I in fact refer to the ability to think independently.

Many, many people feel the need to be told what to do, need to be guided through each step that they take in their lives. Even amongst spiritual people, for example, many prefer a guided meditation, to a free meditation, just to make a very simple example, although many more come to mind.

This is not necessarily a sign of dumbness; on the contrary, many smart people like to be guided too. It is more a matter of self-confidence, or lack thereof.

This brings me to the second factor, which is spiritual development. Somehow, it would appear that when reaching a certain level of spiritual awareness, a new level of understanding “clicks” into place, irrespective of intelligence.

Those who have reached a certain level of spiritual awakening will be capable to contact their higher selves, possibly be able to do exercises such astral travel, and to have witnessed the power of the Source in some way or another, even if just as occasional glimpses.

This is what enables a person to gain the confidence to think unreservedly, and it is what frees them from the need to be guided, led, and of belonging to any religion.

At the risk of contradicting some previous posts, I must say that, regrettably, religions are very primitive. However, the problem is not the religion itself. The issue is that the leaders have not achieved the level or spiritual awakening necessary to lead their flocks through their own spiritual journeys. In most cases, it is really a case of the blind leading the blind.

And this is the reason why religions have become a source of hatred, intolerance, and prejudice.

I would like to conclude by stating that religions, with their limited understanding, and obliging beliefs, are a potential first step on the path to spirituality. There comes a time when spiritual awakening unequivocally make us step away from the constraint of religion, enabling us to commune directly with God and doing away with the limited comforts it gives.

However, as we too are on a spiritual journey, we should not condemn those that are lagging behind, but encourage them without judging.

Everybody will eventually reach the necessary spiritual enlightenment to have direct access to the Source and bask in its Love and Glory.

All we need to do is being supportive, sympathetic, understanding, and allow them to make whatever mistake they need to make for their own progression. Very much like a loving parent does with his or her own children.



15 Sep 2015

Thought of the day: PATH

Sunset over Manila

Follow your path.  

Dive into the depth of your soul and let the light within show you the path, and brighten the lives of those around you, so that they too may find the light within them, and they too may follow their way.  

For the darkness of this world is not as dreary when your soul shines through.  

And when all our souls shine together, the sky brightens up and all can see their paths.



Lack of self-esteem

Malinaw


All kids are naturally psychic.  

That is until adults tell them that their imaginary friend isn't real, or that what they are doing is bad or evil.  Also, if the child gives away psychic information that is embarrassing, or a secret, and that the family want to keep hidden, the kid will be in a lot of trouble.  They will be told that they are lying, or have a vivid imagination, or the usual accusation that they have  disappointed the adults.  Or worse still, they are beaten into submission, so that they keep quiet.  

Usually children who are either neglected, physically, mentally, or sexually abused, develop psychic ability to distance themselves from the abuse.  As they grow up they still have this ability but fear it as the adults in their lives have told them that it was very bad and even evil.  So when they see a spirit and hear it, they think they are going mad or that they are cursed. 

When they discover from someone like me that they are neither and find that I am psychic and love it, slowly they relax.

Usually the abuse is so bad that they hide the memory away in a file in their head and remember nothing except for the feeling of being worthless,  unlovable,  and lack confidence and self esteem. 

They feel that everybody is looking down on them, although in reality nobody is.  Also, because they need a confidence boost they drink too much or take drugs.  They find that they need more and more  "help" to get the same effect so they find that the "help" is controlling their lives in what easily become addiction.  

They cannot fill the void with shopping and cleaning etc., and don't seem to realise that the only way to feel better about themselves is to stop telling themselves off like the adults in their childhood did. 

You are not stupid, you will amount to something,  you are loveable and you will not turn into those adults.  

For example, a client of mine had all her hopes and dreams crushed by her parents so badly that she was too scared to hope in case that was smashed too. I told her happiness was everybody's right and this time it wouldn't be taken away.  

If you see things and hear voices you are not mad you are psychic.


Cathy Freeman
Psychic Healer and Life Coach

14 Sep 2015

Psychic awareness

footsteps in the sand


Psychic information such as knowing who is calling before you answer the phone,  disliking someone at first sight and being proved right, or thinking  "I knew that would happen". 

Noticing every time you are right is building up your trust in the  information in your head which will gradually build up and develop your  psychic abilities.  

I see things in my head like a film when I close my eyes and information is like a memory or thought although others see things in front of them and hear clearly

Cathy Freeman
Psychic Healer and Life Coach

Thought of the day: AWAKEN

Bukidnon lanscape

Awaken fully, bravely, and uncompromisingly. 

Do not allow the needs of this material world, and ambition, envy and comparison with your fellow man to entrap your soul into the inexorable spiritual stagnation that material concerns often cause. 

Challenge your reality, stretch your perception, and endure the consequences of what it is to be different. 

Only the singularity afforded by opening your heart and allowing your soul to guide you can ensure that you will not spoil this physical leg of the eternal journey to spiritual awareness. 

For the journey is long, and every step of the way we move forward will guarantee the next step to be easier, brighter, and happier.



12 Sep 2015

Thought of the day: DEPTH

how deep is the sea ...

Think of how deep is the sea. 

If you are on a boat, you can only glimpse at the waves, and what is a few feet below. You may see some corals, some fish, and a little life. 

But can you say that this is all that there is to the sea? 

Only by diving deep we can become aware of its life, its contents, its secrets and everything that lies below. And deeper we dive, the more we find in the great abyss what is still undiscovered. 

So is life, and so is the soul. 

If we just glance on the surface, we can see very little. We can understand very little. We must questions. 

What is there below the surface? 

We must explore, unafraid, and uncompromisingly. 

The deeper we go, the more we will understand about the reality of life, and the infinite knowledge that is given to an enlightened soul. 

The more we explore, the more questions will come to us. The more questions, the more we will need to plunge deeper and deeper. 

That is the purpose of our journey. 

Not to live life as simple passengers on a travel, but as explorers with a never ending thirst to understand






11 Sep 2015

Eagle Wings: analysis of a Spirit Teacher

Eagle Wings, by Lois Ruiz
Eagle Wings, by Lois Ruiz

Some may have noticed that there is a new category in this blog, and that there have been some mentions of a certain Eagle Wings.

So, I thought I owe our readers some kind of explanation about who Eagle Wings is.

To keep it short, Eagle Wings is a Spirit Teacher who has been kindly talking to me, and inspiring many articles that I have written and published on this blog.

When he first contacted me, he has shown himself as a very tall Native American who looks like the one in the drawing at the top of this post.

However, those who are familiar with Spirit communications probably know that interaction with Spirit is full of symbolism. Also, the way they appear to our physical selves is usually in a way that we can accept and understand. They really do not like to freak us out!

Furthermore, as I am being constantly reminded by those Spirits who bless me with their teachings, advice, and wisdom, is that it is not the messenger that is of value but the message itself. We seem to place an obtuse value on who a person is, what they have published, how famous they are, and how much money they are making that it overshadow the intrinsic value of the content of a given message.

With this premise, it is only natural to ask: “who is Eagle Wings”

Is he a Native American?


Before answering the question of whether he is actually Native American, we have to look at the symbolism of a Native American character.

To me Native Americans bring back memories of being a child, in the 70s, when there was an abundance of Western genre movies being produced and shown both on TV and in cinemas. Playing cowboys and “Indians” was an almost daily occurrence, and I was possibly the only juvenile in the playground who always wanted to be the “indian”.

I have always been one to take the side of the underdogs and of the oppressed, but even with my na├»ve perspective, I did know that there was something “cool” about Native Americans.

As I grew up and read up more about the many cultures and facets of what is included with the overgeneralised term “Native American”, I was always attracted by their very spiritual nature. Their search and communion with spirit animals. Their awareness and intimacy with nature. Their struggle to retain a very important and valuable heritage in the face of an invading, callous, profiteering, and soulless invader that we the white men were, and still are.

In many respects, the Native American figure represents the modern spiritual soul in search for enlightenment, balance, and a return to nature; grappling to survive and to strive, writhing against the modern social engineering being currently enforced by the money-centric ruling elite of the contemporary civilizations.

So, my conclusion is that he probably is not a Native American. His form and presentation is a symbol of what a modern spiritual soul should strive for, in terms of attitude, perspective, and in terms of the challenges we face on our spiritual journey.

Is his name really Eagle Wings?


The question around his name is a very interesting one. Eagle wing is a Native American legend of a person who was bestowed with special gifts by a magic bison, in return for the promise to always protect buffalos. One day, however, he betrayed the buffalo. Simply click on this link to read the story.

I did ask him if this was his real name, and he replied that it was now. I asked him why he chose such name, and he answered that we must never forget our mistakes. I further enquired why he used the plural, as the character in the legend is called Eagle Wing, not wings, and he explained that he made the same mistake more than once.

Again, this is very likely not his name, but it is a great symbol. We are so often told that we must forgive ourselves for our mistakes. And that is true to a certain extent, as we cannot allow our mistakes to destroy us. However, we must also never forget what we do wrong.

The pain, the angst, the shame that we feel in remembering our mistakes is what will help us in not repeating the same mistake again. And it is important that on our spiritual journey we learn, move on, and avoid falling into the trap of going through our lives in circles.


Is he a Spirit Teacher?


In the traditional sense, Spirit Teachers have come through mediums in a trance state, and have given their teaching to an audience.

I cannot in any way claim that my current psychic and mediumship gifts enable me to achieve a trance state.

I have also explained to my guides that I do not want to be put in a trance. There is no point in being a medium, in my mind, if I cannot remember the events that have been sparked through me. Relying on an audience to tell me what happened, or depending on recordings, in my opinion, is not a fulfilling or satisfying way to use my God given gifts. Second hand information is, well, second hand … and it has a limited value.

It is undeniable that these ideas and writing are not the work of my mind, and are beyond my knowledge and experience. As such, they do come from a higher source.

It is also clear that what words, concepts, values, and lessons are given to me have a great value, and can be considered teachings without the shadow of a doubt.

Having made my point, I shall deter from digressing further. You the reader have a soul, and an intellect. Make your own assessment.



Thought of the day: NEW

Horizons ...

Nothing is new.  

All life has been here before, and it is back here anew.  

All energy has been around for billions of years, and it comes back to fill us and move us and will continue to do so forever.  

But nothing new, does not mean old.  The freshness of each experience and of each day creates a unique newness that is sometimes difficult to understand or appreciate.  

Be grateful for many before us have felt what we feel, and many before us have shared the same experiences we have.  And yet, in our own eyes and perspective it is new.  

Delve deep into the spirit consciousness to gather the strength and be inspired by the answers that lie within to overcome your fears and your insecurities.  

For you are not alone.



10 Sep 2015

Thought of the day: DEEDS

with our heads in the clouds ...

Nothing disappears. 

From matter to matter. From Life to life. From Soul to Eternity, from Deed to Deed. 

When we die, our body turns into food for the creatures of this earth, and earth will provide new matter for a new life in the mother’s womb. 

When a flower wither, its life will go to another flower to blossom and let us enjoy its beauty. 

When we pass away, our soul simply goes to another plane, and then to other planes still, for eternity.
  
So our actions do not disappear. Whatever good or evil we do, they do not disappear, but become new deeds from someone who has received our own act. 

We may forget, our friends may too, but a lasting legacy is left from anything we do. What legacy that is, it is up to us. 

Choose wisely.




9 Sep 2015

Thought of the day: HAPPINESS

sunset

Some say happiness is fleeting. Happiness lasts just an instant. Live in the moment, or you will lose it.

How dim such view is. How sad a life that is made but of fleeting moments of happiness. 

Happiness comes from within. Happiness is a state of being. Happiness is from inside your soul. 

Let your soul shine through, and happiness will overflow. 

No difficulty, hardship, or sorrow can contain the happiness of the soul. 

For it is the sadness, the gloom and doom of our lives that is fleeting, temporary, and that will soon disappear. 

The happiness of our souls is eternal. 

Leave in the moment, but learn from your past and look forward to the future with your soul guiding your every step of the way. That is where real happiness lies



8 Sep 2015

Put a little TENDERNESS in your life

By +Cathy Freeman


Thought of the day: SOUL

breath in ...


You are your soul, and your soul is you.

How easy it is to forget our essence and to be caught up by our daily chores and activities.

We feed our bodies and yet so often forget to feed our souls.

And then unhappiness overtakes our lives. We try to make sense of it and feel trapped by the money, food, politics, health cycle that make demand upon demand on our minds and attention.

Yet, all it takes is a little spirituality. Feed our souls just a little. Watch a sunset, observe children playing, pray a little, and suddenly life is not as taxing or as depressing as it was a few minutes earlier.

Feed your soul, and you will be a step closer to happiness



6 Sep 2015

Some valuable concepts from the Spirit Teacher Eagle Wings

Eternal

To be eternal is a great feat.  Some may be filled with arrogance at the thoughts “I cannot die, I will never die”.  Some other may be tempted to be lazy “I have all eternity, plenty of time to learn”.  Yet, the thought to be eternal should be humbling.  The whole of eternity is barely enough to fulfil our potential.  It is just the minimum length of time required to become all we can be.  Human life is just a baby step.  All the years of experience are just a drop in the ocean of knowledge.  Like a baby, walking his first steps, hanging on to whatever it can to avoid falling, and exploring his surrounding, testing the strength of his legs and feet, so we too must take every moment to test our learning, and to ensure that we grow from it.  Step by step, experience by experience, learning that there is so much more ahead of us.

Drop

Imagine a mangrove tree rising from the water, under the rain.  Watch as the droplets of rain slowly fall from the higher leaves, to the lower ones, and then to lower ones again, until they enter the water, and become one with it.  This is the soul’s journey, from experience to experience, soaking up the essence of life, as we drop from leaf to leaf, until we join the sea of souls that is home.  Each unique, each individual, yet all equal, and all merging into each other.  Each experience we bring through life will be added to the experiences of all the other unique souls, to make us one with the Creator.

One

We each are one.  And we are one with the One.  And we are one with each other too.  Pride, competition, individualism, materialism, our struggle to be identified as a “one” in the society that dictates the rules of humanity makes us forget what being ONE really means.  The emphasis that society places on individualism makes us lose the intrinsic value that we have.  Being an individual the way society wants you to be, means being alone.  Means losing the true value of our humanity, and of our souls.  We were not created to be as such.  We were created to be at one with everyone, and everything, and God.

True

You seek the truth?  And how many of us do?  We are looking to find what is true, what is real, what is the essence of all.  And yet how many times have you refused, rejected, or fought the truth?  The difficulty with the truth is that we can only understand those truths that are within the realms of our understanding.  We are limited by our intellect, by our experiences, and by our beliefs.  We are sometime told to make a leap of faith, and accept concepts and ideas that we cannot understand.  And yet, how real are those to us?  How can we make sense of what we do not understand?  It is unreasonable to do so.  And that is the soul’s journey.  Not to be given the truth.  Not to be told what is real and what is not.  But to discover it.  Because discovery is the only way to understand.  And to understand is the only way to accept.  Patiently go through your journey, and you will learn all you need to learn within the constraints of your understanding, and of your acceptance.

Learn


Learning is excitement.  To discover new ideas, new things, new beauties … that is the joy of life.  For what is a life without learning?  As a puddle of water that putrefies, and spoils, and rots, so are we without learning.  Without infusing new energy into ourselves, we will only lose the life that was given to us with so much love.  We will waste that love, and open the doors to misery and discontent.  

Alzheimer's and Dementia

A blue moon is not always blue ...
By +Cathy Freeman

I have been working as a Psychic Healer and Life Coach for many years at home and abroad.
While doing so I have helped clients who have a parent who suffers from Alzheimer. When I explained to them how their relative viewed their world (as detailed below) it helped them to understand. This put to rest the hurtful feeling that they had been forgotten, unloved or were being punished for something they had done. This changed the caring or visiting of the parent from dreading it into a joy for them as there was no fighting, crying or hitting. Actually one client had lots of fun and laughter as her dad repeated what chats he had had with various dead acquaintances and learned a lot from them.

This applies to both men and women alike but for the clarity of this explanation I am going to use a woman. Everyone has the ability to be psychic but it is the strong logic in some that prevents them believing and trusting in something they cannot see and think it is only their imagination. Many of us have a gut feeling or I knew that person was ringing before I picked up the phone or I was right to not trust them on sight. These are all examples of psychic information which are in our head in the form of our thoughts but the logical part of us often ignores the information not trusting it.

When we have Alzheimer's the logical part of the brain deteriorates and so allows us to see and hear spirit without our logic blocking it and not trusting it. When she got this condition she started living as if she was in her twenties again so she had no memory of anything after that. Her husband was young and full of vigour in her eyes so couldn't understand why this old man is pretending to be her husband. Her children are young in her eyes so that is why she thinks her grandchildren are her kids and calls them by her son or daughter's name and thinks that her actual kids are her cousins or friends.

She often called her son by his father's name as he looked like him at that age. She would ask
to go home by which she meant her old home that she lived in when she was in her twenties.  That is why there are reports of patients ending up at their old homes and getting upset when a stranger opens the door wondering why nobody is doing anything about her house being stolen.  She was frightened when she looked in the mirror and found that the person looking back at her was a stranger and not the young person she expected to see.

When she talked to herself she was actually talking to her sister who had passed away and saw her as if she was there as clearly as she sees you. When she said she has just had a lovely chat with her dead sister the carer should say that that is nice and how is she and what did she have to say. If she just comes out with information about the family it's probably from one of these chats.

Covering up mirrors or removing them will help and never correcting what she says, just going along with her, will prevent her becoming scared and confused and think that she is being lied to. Its like you waking up one morning and finding that everyone and everything you knew has vanished so  nothing looks familiar and people are calling themselves by names you know and pretending to be them. How petrifying that would be and what a nightmare.

Also she sees people and her pets who have passed away like she sees you so if she is told
that the people or pets have died it will be the first time that she has heard that and will mourn for them so never say that. If she asks a carer to feed her dead pet the carer should ask where is it and then say I have fed him and he is fine. 

If she tells a carer that she has to collect her children from school the carer should say don't worry you just put your feet up and I will go and get them. Just remember that she quickly will have no memory of what she has said. A good way of explaining the presence of a partner is to say they were a friend of her parent so she will accept that and you will not get tears and she will happily have them around. The more you play along with her and enter her world the more relaxed and contented she will become.

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This post is by +Cathy Freeman , Psychic Healer and Life Coach

What is happening at Spiritual Soul?

Let the day begin ...

We have not published any posts for the month of August, and we apologise to our readers for such failure.

But we have not been idle.  The past month has been a month of growth, full of Spiritual Development and revelations, and we hope the articles that will follow will prove such great and uplifting progress.

We would like to welcome +Cathy Freeman as a new contributor to this blog.  Cathy is a Psychic Healer, and Life Coach who has a great deal of experience healing people with low self esteem, those who have experienced physical/mental/sexual abuse and anyone with any physical ailments.  She has been of great help to us at +Spiritual Soul, and is also a moderator in our groups +Psychic Development Circle and +Spiritual Awakening Support Group.  We are certain you will quickly love her as much as we do, and will appreciate her love, kindness, patience, and altruism

As always, +Angelo A will focus on Spirituality, and with the help and teachings of his guides he will also share elements of Spirit Philosophy imparted to him.

If you would like to ask any questions, or get in touch with our contributors, simply email support@spiritualsoul.xyz and the most appropriate person will get back to you.

We look forward to bringing you new exciting, informative, enlightening, and thought provoking content.