As a Christian too, I still struggle with this. I have read your bible verses but there are also verses that specifically say not to use ‘mediums’. None of these verses above specifically say that it is ok to see mediums or talk to our dead loved ones. The bible also says that no one should talk to the dead and that the person doing so is trying to trick us through the devil. In fact there are verses that do specifically say not to use mediums. I’m trying to get a clearer understanding so that I can explain the position of mediums and even have proof to back up what I’m saying. anything more you can offer is appreciated.
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Thanks so much for leaving a comment! I will try to answer your questions the best I can. Please know that my tone is loving, and it is my hope that you and others read this with an open heart and mind.
I believe in God completely. I believe we have a loving God, who loves us unconditionally. Religion can be quite a sore spot to talk about because everyone has their own beliefs and everyone might have been taught some things a little differently than others. What you believe to be true in your heart, is what is true for you. The bible says a lot of things that don’t make sense or ring true for me in my heart. There are quite a lot of contradictions. Such as, God loves us unconditionally. Why would God create a devil and a hell if he loves us unconditionally? As a mother, I couldn’t imagine doing that to one of my own children. God has a thousand times more love for us than we can feel while we’re in a human body, so I can’t imagine him sending us to anyplace where we might suffer. God is all loving, not intimidating or a God who wants us to fear him.
There is an old testament in the bible. Do we really believe God ever wanted us to go by those rules? The old testament is ignored by most people, as “it’s not for today”. I don’t recall ever seeing a time limit written for us as to when to abide by the old testament and when it was okay to ignore it. So why do we ignore it? Why aren’t those rules still in place?
You see, I believe the bible was written by man…..years and years after Jesus walked the earth, so things got changed around, people put into the bible what they could to control us with fear and intimidation. It’s like the game we played in elementary school where we’d stand in a circle, the first person would whisper a sentence to the person next to them, and around it went. When we got to the last person, what they said was totally different from what the first person said!
We all have gifts. Jesus was a medium and a healer. His apostles/followers could see and hear him after he died. Jesus came to teach us and he said we can do what he has done and more! We are all spirit. This body is only temporary, but we tend to separate ourselves from God because we think we are no longer spirit. Of course we are, that is the Holy Spirit living inside us, our soul, our spirit. We are all one with God, spirits first, so of course we can use our abilities we had in spirit even when we are in our bodies. But again, we are taught that is wrong to know things or talk to other spirits. Why? They are no different from us, they just don’t have a human body anymore. They’re vibration is much higher than ours now because our body makes us very dense and heavy, but we are all the same. For some people it is hard to hear or see spirit because our human vibration is not high enough, and our conscious mind tells us it is not possible. (See, what you believe to be true is true) That is why spirit comes in our dreams to visit us, when our conscious mind is asleep and we are more open to them. Our loved ones in spirit are with us a lot, and so are our angels and teachers. We wouldn’t ignore them if they were here sitting next to us in a body, why ignore them just because they no longer have a body?
I was taught that meditation or hypnosis is not a good thing to do because the devil could come into you. We are awake when we are meditating! Our mind is no more open to evil while meditating than when we are sleeping. But…..maybe we were taught that because “some” people don’t want us to meditate because we just might tune in to what is “truth”, what really “is” and feel in our hearts that some things we are taught totally goes against our loving God! So, quite possibly, maybe whoever wrote in the bible about the rule of not talking to dead people wanted us to fear this, because there is the possibility of them telling us what God really is like too! We talk to Jesus. A lot of people talk to Mary, Joseph, apostles, other people who are in spirit who once lived in a body. Is that wrong? If something causes fear in you, it is not from God. Fear is a negative emotion, and so is guilt. God is not negative, so if anything creates fear in you, it is not true. We are not supposed to judge, yet many people judge anything and everything and everybody! No one is “better” than anyone else. We are all of God.
I feel there is a difference between being spiritual and being religious. You can go within yourself, into your heart and mind to know God, to truly know your truth, what God wants us to know and what “just feels right” to you in your heart. Don’t separate yourself from God. The bible also says we have free will. Yet, God has a “will” for us? Free will is just that, without others trying to control what we do. But that is what the bible does. Please when you read this, remember who really wrote the bible and pay attention to how you really feel about these things.
I hope this helps with some of your questions, and it is my hope that because I don’t believe everything that is written in the bible, that it doesn’t make me less than a good, loving spirit in a human body.
This month, Christmas day is my brother’s new “birthday” into heaven. It’s been 14 years since Brian passed, and although time does heal, I still miss him very much. I sometimes talk to him, ask him to keep an eye on our boys in Italy, think of funny things Brian used to say or do and chuckle, wish he was here, especially during special times when the whole family gets together and even have little talks with him when I need help. I believe he is around us, even at times when we’re not paying attention, and especially when something happens out of the blue that makes us have big belly laughs! Brian was a funny guy and he seems to cause funny things to happen sometimes.
As the holidays are here I know there are so many people missing their passed loved ones, more so now than any other time of the year. Know they are around, celebrating, enjoying family gatherings and even playing jokes on us! Please know that your loved ones are fine, happy and still around you whether you can see them or not.
If you would like to have a reading before Christmas I do have some slots open next 2 weeks. Evenings are available all next week if that will fit your schedule best. Just give me a call or send me an email so we can arrange a good time and day for you.
Have a Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. Know that your people in spirit are just a thought away.
Well, Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is right around the corner. The holidays can be a very difficult time for those who are missing their passed loved ones or loved ones who just can’t be there over this special time. I really wanted to skip this year’s holidays! I know, quite “scroogie” but our sons, David and Jared can’t be here this year. Since we live in Georgia where Dave retired from the Air Force we don’t live around family either, so we wind up being quite alone, save for our friend Claude who we have over every year. We’ve already gotten the boys and Hensley (David’s wife) their Christmas gifts, so I’ve decided to skip Christmas this year. LOL I know…it’s just easier that way! It seems the empty nest syndrome hasn’t gotten any better since 5 years ago! Dave and I are going watch movies all day Christmas day.
Your loved ones in spirit may not be here in the physical, but they will be with you no matter what over these special times. Know that they love to be part of family celebrations and if you take lots of pictures, more than likely you will catch them in your photos! My heart goes out to all the mom’s who’ve lost a child. It is painful enough right now just to have my children far away. I cannot imagine the pain a parent feels when you cannot even pick up the phone and hear your child’s voice. I’m so sorry for your pain and anguish, but know, spirit doesn’t need a phone. Talk to them just the way you normally would. They can hear you! Ask them for a specific sign so you know they are truly around. Signs come in many ways so be open to however they bring them.
I was invited to Knoxville, Tennessee to do psychic and spirit readings for a young lady’s bachelorette party. I had met her a little over 2 years ago when I went to Knoxville for an Intuitive Showcase (psychic fair). Courtney called me a few weeks ago and told me I had read for her at the intuitive showcase and that I had brought messages through from her passed grandmother that day. She told me she is getting married and asked if I would be willing to come to Knoxville to read for her and a few of her closest friends. I was so excited! I absolutely loved the energy of Knoxville when I was there a couple of years ago and couldn’t wait to go back! Tennessee feels so familiar to me even though I had never been there before the intuitive showcase! My husband Dave went with me. He was my driver. We left Saturday morning, drove for 6 hours, checked into our hotel, rested for a couple of hours before going to Courtney’s home. I felt very comfortable and so honored to be there.
We all sat around her family room in a group setting. I took my shoes off, put my feet up and explained to Courtney’s friends what to expect, then got going reading! There were a few times when the girls would chat and tell a story about something that made me laugh so hard! I’m sure they thought I was a nut! Courtney made a few snacks and we all had a little wine. I felt like I was sitting in her home with a group of girlfriends I had known for ages. Everyone was so sweet and open which made my job that much easier. There were 2 or 3 of her friends who couldn’t make it that night which didn’t surprise me at all. Things happen for a reason!
Knoxville was absolutely gorgeous. The weather was beautiful, the area is so clean and new feeling as if the people there really take care of and love the place they live. I didn’t want to come back to Georgia! On the way home yesterday, as soon as we hit Georgia we could feel the change in energy. I asked Dave if he could feel it too and he could. For the time being Georgia is where we are meant to be and when the timing is right, spirit will guide us to the place we are meant to stay forever.
What a summer! It’s been an eventful summer for my family and I this year! Summer is almost over, and I have to admit, I’m ready for cooler weather! Georgia heat and humidity can be brutal. I am hoping it will cool off here by October!
The first thing this year for us was our son Jared moving back to Korea for a year. I hated to see him go so far away. It always rips my heart out when either of the boys are far away from home. But, the good thing is, David and Hensley got married this month and Jared flew home from Korea to be David’s best man in the wedding! Dave and I flew to Arizona for the wedding. When Jared volunteered to go to Korea for a year he was allowed a “follow on assignment” of his choice. He chose Italy. He has orders for Aviano, Italy and will be there next April. The funniest thing is that David called us yesterday to let us know he has an assignment to Aviano also! Guess when he has to be there? April! I’m so happy our boys and Hensley will all be together and Dave and I can visit them all at the same time! We better get on the ball getting our passports renewed!
I had a successful surgery in June although it was very frustrating not being able to do anything for 6 to 8 weeks! I put on 6 pounds, which equates to about 15 pounds to an average height lady! LOL I’m only 5’3″, so any excess weight shows up quick! I’m working on losing it now that I can work out and lift more than 10 pounds.
I already mentioned our oldest son David getting married, but would like to say that I just adore his wife Hensley. I truly love her as any mom would love a daughter and I am so happy to have her in our family. We had a great time visiting with them.
A week or so before the wedding I came in touch with my half sister Robin who lives in Phoenix. We hadn’t seen each other or even talked for about 20 years! Our family is a bit messed up to say the least so I won’t even try to explain! LOL Robin was born the same year my brother Brian was born, so I am 12 years older than Robin. The last time I saw her she was so young. Robin came to David’s wedding and spent the weekend with us. We had a wonderful time catching up, laughing and getting to know each other. Looking into her eyes is like looking at our grandmother who passed in 2001. We are keeping in touch now, and Robin, my other sister Deb and I are planning to get together early next year! Deb has never met Robin since she was just a baby when our parents divorced. I can’t wait for us all to get together!
Two years ago, in 2008 I went to Knoxville, TN for an Intuitive Showcase. (Psychic fair) While I was there I did a reading for a young lady named Courtney. She called me a couple of weeks ago asking me if I would be willing to drive to Knoxville to do readings during her bachelorette party! She’s just having a few of her closest friends there. I’m honored to be asked to be involved in such a special occasion. Dave and I will drive up there and spend the night and come home the next day since it’s about a 4 or 5 hour drive. The drive from Georgia to Tennessee is so beautiful! When I drove up to Tennessee in 2008 I got so many signs from spirit letting me know they were with me! I can’t wait to see what they do this trip!
It’s been an eventful summer so far! I do hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing and enjoyable holiday weekend. My husband and I spent most of our time at our friend Claude’s house where we swam and bbq’d. We had a wonderful time, the weather was absolutely amazing! The normal humidity for GA was so low and the temps were in the high 80′s. Gorgeous weather!
My father’s birthday was July 4th. I always say Happy Birthday to the people I love in spirit, so that was his day. He always used to have a birthday party in combination with the July 4th celebrations. I’d go visit him in the summers and was usually there for the occasion. I know he and his family and friends were celebrating the day along with all of us here.
I’m feeling wonderful since my surgery! I had an abscessed tooth and had to have a root canal last week (Woohoo!) but am feeling so much better now all around. I feel like I have my energy back now and am anxious to begin working out again! I seem to have gained 5 pounds while taking it easy the past 3-4 weeks.
Please join me tonight on the Judy Joy Jones online radio show at 9PM EST!
Every day I am healing more and more; feeling more energy and getting back to normal. I thank spirit and my angels who have been helping me! I also want to thank my sweet boys and husband for the beautiful flowers and cards they’ve given me.
Next week I will be ready to do readings again and get back into the swing of things! I’ve been contacted the past two weeks to be a guest on 2 different internet radio shows! One will be in July and the other in August, so check back for actual dates and times so you can call in! It’s amazing how spirit and the universe knows exactly when things should happen; whether you are up to doing something and when you’re not. I’ve also been asked to write an endorsement on a psychic medium’s new book that will be published shortly! It’s such an honor to even be thought of for something so important so I also want to thank my friend Faye Inrig for allowing me to contribute a tiny bit to her new book. Our connection came about so unexpectedly with so many similarities in our “awakening”. Faye lost her brother just a few years ago and she began getting signs and messages from him!
I’m so grateful for my family and friends. Thank you all. xoxox
This post is a continuation of the post below titled, “Do We Choose Our Death”
After I received the call from our neighbor in Germany telling me my husband had been in an accident and that I better go home, I tried calling the airline to change our tickets back to Germany. They kept telling me they couldn’t do it because they couldn’t get my information from the code from our tickets. I called back 3 times in the hopes that someone would be able to figure it out. I purchased our tickets at a German travel agency, so I thought that was the problem. Finally, the last man I spoke to asked if I could just go to the airport with my ticket. He said they could change them if they had them in their hands. So we rushed in, got dressed, I told David and Jared what had happened and told them to stay at my mom’s with my brother Todd and I’d be back soon.
With wet hair, shorts and a tank top on, and my purse in hand with our airline tickets and passports, my mom, stepfather and I hopped in the truck for the 45 minute drive to the airport. About half way there I kept thinking, “I have to call Todd!” Honestly, I thought he had gotten the phone call that my husband Dave had died. I began to panic, really feeling the need to call my brother! It was so hard being away from a phone. (no cell phone) When my stepfather let my mom and I out of the truck I told my mom I had to call Todd. She asked me to wait till we got up to the counter from the long line we were standing in. She could feel I was a wreck, so she told me to go ahead inside and call him. I called Todd from a pay phone and he asked, “Did you get the message?” I said, “No! Oh my God, what is it?” He said that the Red Cross called and said they would help with any extra cost to change our tickets. Whew! Dave is still okay! So the minute my mom and I and my stepfather got to the ticket counter, the lady there told me I was supposed to call Todd. After a surprised look towards my mom, I told her I already did, then she told me there was a plane leaving in 5 minutes if I wanted to go get on it. OH MY GOSH! I looked at my mom and asked her if she would fly with the boys back to Germany since I left them at my mom’s house. I had no idea I would fly out that day! But, guess what! Spirit blocked me from having our tickets changed over the phone because I never would have taken that flight to Germany. I would have thought there was no way we could have even made it, with packing and getting the boys ready. So instead of having to wait till the next day, I was on the plane, with no suitcase, no clothes, nothing but my purse. I didn’t care, I wanted to get home to my husband.
Besides the drive to the airport, the flight felt the longest I had ever made. I tried to sleep but I kept worrying that Dave wouldn’t make it before I got there. Hey I’m human! Like I said in the last post, I didn’t realize how very real my psychic abilities really were. Before I left Kansas City, I told my mom to call Brian, our neighbor in Germany and let him know that I had no luggage and for him to be there exactly when I landed. I got off the plane, went through customs and out the door I went. I scanned the crowd for Brian but I didn’t see him, so I was headed out to find a taxi! He saw me and caught up with me first, thank God, because I didn’t have any German Marks!
It is amazing how spirit works for us to make things happen! Even with the frustrating phone calls to the airlines, it was all for a reason! Try to remember, if something just isn’t happening for you that you are pushing to do, there is a reason. God knows the right timing for everything!
I’d like to address a problem that 99% of people have who have ever been abused. I would like to tell you that NO ONE is better than you! Please don’t ever allow other people to talk down to you, or talk to other people as if you are less than them or don’t measure up. When you feel this way and allow this behavior from others, you only attract more people who will use you, abuse you, emotionally and possibly even physically. If you feel like this is how you “deserve” to be treated and allow it, then the Universe believes this is what you want in your life. Then you get more losers who like to “beat up” on “the weak ones” to make themselves feel bigger. You must stop this cycle – please!! You have a sweet, loving spirit inside you who deserves to receive and give love and be treated fairly. If you have to, look in the mirror everyday and say, “I love you.” That seems like a hard thing to do doesn’t it? You have to love yourself if you want to attract love into your life. When you truly do that your whole life will change. If that’s too hard, imagine the spirit in you as that little girl or little boy who was beat up, demeaned, made to feel like a piece of dirt. What do you want to do with that little child in you? Protect her, love her, hug her, tell her everything will be ok? Yes! Do that and you’re on your way to healing. It doesn’t matter if you think of your spirit as a little child; just love it like you love your own child. Heal that little child in you and you will heal yourself. You deserve abundance in every area of your life. If you are struggling with finances, ask yourself why. What little voice inside of you tells you that you can’t have money? Why? Were you told you’d never amount to nothing? Is that how you feel about yourself? Do you talk to yourself like that? If you want abundance in your life (in every area!) change your thinking and the way you talk to yourself. When you hear something negative come out of your mouth, change it to something positive. If you usually say, “I can’t ever get ahead”, change that to “I make ends meet and have money leftover!” Or say, “I deserve a partner who loves me and appreciates all the good qualities I have”. Change the thoughts you have too, they’re the same as saying it out loud. Really focus on your thoughts throughout the day and you’ll see how many negative thoughts you really have. Believe me, I know! Then work on changing them. Cancel them out with a positive thought about yourself.
As a psychic, I do readings for so many people who have lack in their lives or major relationship problems. I can tell right away when someone has been abused; it’s so obvious to me. A lot of people like this just don’t want to change things; they worry more about what other people will think if they leave the loser (yet again) or if they move away from a parent (usually their first abuser!) that parent might get upset with them….blah, blah, blah. So what?? Who cares what other people think!? This is YOUR life and no one has the right to control you in any way. When you begin to focus on YOU and what will make YOU happy, things will start to change. That parent won’t be far enough away that you can’t call or visit once in a while. Hey, just might be a very good thing! Sometimes a fresh start, new place, new job, etc is wonderful for you. What is holding you back? You deserve to earn money, you deserve a good partner who you truly love and who loves you back, you deserve good health. If you are in a situation like this, please, please think about changing your mind.