Weekly Proof of the Afterlife by Calleen Wilder

This is a small example of how those in Spirit not only hear us, they respond. Some may think this is coincidental… but I’ve been in the “talking to Spirit” business long enough to know, there really are no coincidences. HA!

Anyway, you all know (via last week’s post) I’m in the midst of some pretty big changes, particularly involving my career (more on that later in December). As a result of these changes, the self-questioning I’m so terribly good at (lol… and yes I am), I thought it might be best if I ask spirit if I’m making good decisions.

Well in truth, I guess I wasn’t only asking about my business life, but my entire life in general. After all, we all have our wants and our needs. Yet I know how often I’ve been tremendously relieved I did NOT get what I wanted. SO… I ask.

As a result of asking so many questions, often and repeatedly (I’m sure those on the other wide want to blow a fuse sometimes) I’ve learned to ask for signs, for in-put, for any little old thing they can show me that might help me to understand.

In a nutshell, later that morning, Thanksgiving morning to be exact, I was sitting in a parking lot waiting to pick up a carry-out we had ordered (it’s only the two of us now so I keep it simple) one solitary honey bee landed on my car windshield.

Now, I hadn’t been in the car parking lot for more than two to three minutes. I was surrounded by retail establishments, in a very large blacktop parking lot, with no flowers or grass in site. Still, here was this one little solitary, slightly tired looking, honey bee landing directly in front of my eyes. I couldn’t have missed it if I tried. How crazy is that? I’ve never had that happen before. Not even in the heat of summer. But there he was, or she… sitting there looking as confused and dazed as I was.

When I got home, after eating naturally, I Googled what Honey Bees stood for, and this is what I found:

https://whatismyspiritanimal.com/spirit-totem-power-animal-meanings/insects/bee-symbolism-meaning/

NOW seriously friends… is that not crazy? For those willing to listen, it’s a small, but very meaningful, minor miracle. Particularly considering it was Thanksgiving morning, as I lay in bed after waking, when I was asking for insight… guidance… perhaps even reassurance.

So ask. Whatever it is you’re needing help with, ask about it. You can say it out loud, as I did, or you can mentally ask. I just think it’s clearer when they don’t have to read your mind. Not sure if I’m accurate about that or not, but just in case, I say it out into the ethers.

THEN… receive and believe. That’s it. Small miracles happen daily if you trust “them” enough. I can’t imagine not receiving these miracles, they keep me semi-sane.

Hugs,
Calleen

How Spirituality Can Change Your Brain by Elvira Barucija

How can spirituality change the way your brain works? Your whole body is connected and there is a strong connection between your brain and your health, both physical and mental.

It’s not only that your brain can have an impact on your thoughts, but your thoughts can have a strong impact on your brain. Spirituality can change the chemistry of your brain.

When we talk about spirituality, we are referring to any religion or pure connection with the world and the universe. Whatever your relationship might be with God, spirituality can be a part of your life in a great way if you are not religious.

Spirituality and Your Brain

Spirituality lights up certain parts of the brain. According to a study published in the journal of Social Neuroscience, spiritual and religious experiences can activate your brain in the same way as food, love, drugs, music, sex or gambling can be rewarding for some or everyone. There is a separate field dedicated to only researching the connection between religion and the brain called neurotheology. Here the subject of examination is religion not spirituality as a whole.

When it comes to mental health, many studies have proved that spirituality can boost serotonin levels which is a feel-good neurotransmitter that can stabilize mood. A recent study found that those who had a stroke but were spiritual had a higher psychological quality of life compared to those who had a stroke but were not spiritual.

Spirituality and Your Brain

When someone has a sense of meaning in life, that can significantly improve your motivation and positive overlook on the future. Religion and spirituality can be a source of comfort when someone is dealing with chronic illness or consistent stress. Generally, spirituality is associated with positive mental health. When someone is spiritual, they might deal less with negative and self-destructive thoughts. A spiritual person is more likely to know and apply the good in life. They are more likely to eat healthily and be positive about life and it is mostly due to their religious or spiritual beliefs.

Additionally, spirituality has an impact on physical health as well. Those who are spiritual usually promote healthy living and healthy behaviors which overall have a positive impact on mental health.

Spirituality is Powerful

Spirituality is truly powerful, and it has many health benefits. Before you tap into spirituality, you must have a clear vision of what is spirituality for you. Usually, spirituality is believing in something greater than yourself. For some that might be God and for others that might be nature and the universe as a whole.

Usually, spiritual people completely surrender to a higher power. Spirituality helps you sit with heavy and difficult emotions. Something like meditation can help you connect with greater force. Or a prayer at a Church or other place where you worship.

If you pray or meditate for 20 minutes you will feel easier and you will deal with stress better. People who are religious deal better with death when they believe in life after death. Religious people often feel like a part of a tribe and they might have stronger social relationships compared to those who are not religious. Regardless if you are religious or not, or if you are only spiritual, you can experience the health benefits of believing in a higher purpose and a meaningful life.

If you haven’t already, find a regime that works for you. With spirituality, you will embrace uncertainty and we all have some of that in our lives. We all know that life is not this peaceful and joyful place. There are a lot of anxieties, uncertainties, and fears. That can’t be avoided.

Conclusion

There is a science between spirituality and mental health. It can change your brain circuits and how you think and feel in life. There are many ways to get in touch with your spirituality and reap health benefits. We often find ourselves thinking why we have to go through certain things or what’s the meaning of this and that, and why are we doing this? Spiritual people are more likely to find answers to these questions. The feeling of not having meaning can be difficult for many. Spiritual people usually don’t have that problem.

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Travel Channel’s KINDRED SPIRITS Returns with New Season of Mind-Bending Hauntings by Josh Millican

Professional paranormal investigators Amy Bruni, Adam Berry, and psychic medium Chip Coffey are used to communicating with ghosts. But with paranormal activity more rampant than ever, they’re facing hauntings unlike anything they’ve seen yet in the new 10-episode season of Kindred Spirits, premiering Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Investigating America’s rich haunted history, Bruni, Berry, and Coffey dig deep into the past to identify the restless spirits haunting the country’s oldest inns, homes, and estates. Utilizing a range of tools and techniques, their multilayered investigations tackle frightening tales of possession, aggressive entities, and even an eerie, centuries-old mystery involving a murder conviction based on the “testimony” of a ghost. Together, the team elicit shocking evidence and connections with the other side that lead them closer to the truth, as they search for answers behind each haunted tale.

“Amy, Adam, and Chip are always challenging themselves and this season is no exception,” said Matthew Butler, general manager, Travel Channel. “The history in these locations is downright creepy and scary – their return to the John Proctor House in Salem is especially exciting as they revisit the mysterious activity exhumed during their memorable investigation of the building during our Haunted Salem Live special.”

In the season premiere, “Devil in Salem,” Amy Bruni, Adam Berry, and psychic medium Chip Coffey travel to Salem, Massachusetts, to investigate the home of John Proctor – one of the men executed during the infamous witch trials. It’s not the team’s first time at this renowned location having visited once before during a special Travel Channel event that was broadcast live. During the event, they opened a gateway to the dead using powerful magic, which allowed them to communicate with spirits from the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. Now, the team returns to Salem to launch a full-fledged investigation and learn more about the gateway they previously opened … and who came out of it.

Upcoming episodes this season include:

“Zombie Boy” – Premieres Saturday, January 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Amy Bruni, Adam Berry and Chip Coffey research claims of possession and lost time at a historic estate in Middleborough, Massachusetts. A mind-bending discovery makes the team realize that the paranormal field is more dangerous than anyone anticipated.

“False Witness” – Premieres Saturday, January 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

In 1673, Rebecca Cornell was found murdered in her Rhode Island home. Days later, her ghost testified against her son! Amy Bruni, Adam Berry and Chip Coffey attempt to conjure the spirits who played a part in the centuries-old crime and reveal the truth.

“Shadowed” – Premieres Saturday, January 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The new owners of the Toboggan Inn fear an aggressive entity that resides in the building. Amy Bruni, Adam Berry and psychic medium Chip Coffey travel to Eagle Bay, New York, where they conduct a groundbreaking experiment that bears shocking results.https://e865d0feca7d96e1367d2384a5a9b214.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

“Libby House” (wt) – Premieres Saturday, January 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Amy Bruni and Adam Berry check themselves into the historic Libby House in New Hampshire to investigate a haunting so vivid the ghostly guests in Victorian dress are mistaken for the living. With help from psychic medium Chip Coffey, they make a startling discovery that uncovers a very disturbing presence. 

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New Side Gig by Calleen Wilder

Over the next few weeks most of you (or at least those who visit this website) will notice some pretty significant changes taking place.

I am finally working on the manifestation &/or completion of a project I’ve been mulling over for about two years. I am SO excited about it. I can’t wait to share all of the details with you soon.

However, since everything’s not yet entirely concreted in, I know it’s best I don’t say a thing. I realize I have to at least try to stay semi-flexible (hard at my age) for any last minute adjustments.

I will, of course, still be offering readings, so no worries there. They can still be arranged either via this website or by calling me.

I really do believe this next phase involves my shooting straight at my “life purpose”. It feels like something I’ve been heading towards forever… albeit resisting it vehemently at times. I felt I had other things I wanted to accomplish first, so I always back-burnered this.

PLUS, I am a Virgo. As such, I need all of my little damaged ducklings swimming in what some might call a “slightly chaotic synchronized arrangement”. Meaning, I’m OCD and terribly detail determined.

In the next few weeks I hope to have all of this up and running. Yet, there is still lots of work to be done, some of which is slightly out of my control. That part is driving me slightly bat-s-crazy. So no definite timing just yet.

But I wanted to let all of you know when you visit this page over the coming weeks, you’ll definitely notice things being rearranged and redone. Yet, I’m still here. I still do what I’ve always done. I’m simply adding something so super cool to the mix. I hope you’ll love it too… or at least benefit from it.

As always, I’ll keep you posted.

Until then,
Calleen

Is There an Angel of Death in the Bible? By Lesli White

An angel of death isn’t mentioned anywhere in Scripture.

I found this article somewhat interesting, so thought I’d share. I have been asked this question before and feel this is a very interesting take on it. Calleen

When we hear “Angel of Death,” we often think of the Grim Reaper, a figure that has been pushed in popular culture. Yet, contrary to popular belief, the concept of an angel of death is not taught in Scripture. The big idea around an angel of death is the idea that this angel comes to a person right before they die to take their soul. Some believe this angel oversees death, or simply present when a person passes away. There is not a specific passage in the Bible that reinforces this belief.

Some religions do have specific angels equated with death. Judaism connects this role to Azrael, who is recognized as an angel of destruction. In Islam, this figure is known as “Malak Almawt.” In Christianity, some believe the Archangel Michael plays a role in death.

According to the Testament of Abraham, archangel Michel told Abraham he had to die. At this time, Abraham asked God if he could see the wonders of the world so that he could die without any regrets. Michael took Abraham on a tour of the inhabited world. After this, he took Abraham to prepare for his death. While Michael appears to guide departed souls, he doesn’t take on a grim reaper role. In the Bible, Michael is associated with fighting spiritual battles and carrying out the commands of God. The name “Azrael” also never appears in the Bile.

Some people may equate Second Kings 19:35 with angels of death. The verse says, “That night the angel of the Lord went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning—there were all the dead bodies.” This verse describes an angel putting to death 185,000 Assyrians who invaded Israel. Some equate chapter 12 of the Book of Exodus with angels of death. This is the passage that references the death of the firstborn of Egypt, seeing it like an angel’s work. Scripture does not link the death of the firstborn to any angel. While the Bible may mention angels causing death at the Lord’s command, it does not teach that there is a special angel of death.

In the Book of Revelation, God gives one of the angels the power to cause death. In Scripture, we see that the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse has the power to wipe out one-fourth of the earth’s population. Revelation 6:8 says, “I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine, and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.” While some believe the Four Horseman are angels of death, they represent rulers and authorities on earth more so.

It wasn’t God’s original purpose for us to die. We know from Genesis that God made man to live forever on earth. Our Heavenly Father placed the first human couple in paradise, blessed them to perfect health. He wanted good for them. Scripture tells us, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end” (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Ultimately, God created us with a desire to live forever. While it may be hard to understand when you’re only looking at our time on earth, God has opened a way for that desire to be achieved.

The concept of death can be frightening, even for believers. One of the big reasons is because there are so many unknowns around death. Yet, we know that we don’t have anything to fear when it comes to death through our belief in Christ. We actually have a lot to look forward to. In Philippians, Paul declares, “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain, I am torn between the two: I desire to depart to be with Christ, which is better by far.”

God is the only one who knows the timing of our death and is sovereign over it. No angel or demon can intercede or cause death before God has willed it. Only God knows the date and time of our passing. Many people, including believers, think that death can come in the form of an angel or demon, but the Bible does not teach this anywhere. We know from Scripture that death is the separation of our soul-spirit from our body. While we may no longer be attached to our physical bodies, believers recognize that there is life after death.

Ultimately, angels can be responsible for death, and may be engaged in what occurs after death, but there is nothing in the Bible that speaks to a specific angel of death. It simply doesn’t exist. The Bible provides us with the assurance of life after death. God tells us that we will return through the resurrection of the death. Through this, we know that we will receive the gift of eternal life. While our bodies may be temporary, we will eventually decay and turn to dust. God has bigger plans for us than death. One of the wonderful things we have to look forward to is the Kingdom of Heaven when we die. At this time, the struggle over sin will finally be over. We don’t have to worry about a grim reaper visiting us before we pass away. We can rest assured that God will be right there with us. He was at the beginning of our life on earth, and He will be there in our final moments on earth and beyond. We have nothing to fear with God.

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3 Reasons There’s Hope For 2021, According to Astrology by Shannon Hugman

What 2021 Looks Like, According to Astrology

Most of us can agree that 2020 has been a year of significant shifts. Life as we know it has fundamentally changed, and this can be really hard. The good news is that the astrology transits of 2021 offer an optimistic outlook. According to the cosmos, there’s a new chapter unfolding, and there’s a chance to be the change we want to see and build new ways of being . . . together.

As an astrologer, I look at the patterns, transits, and cycles of the planets. It’s not that these celestial bodies are doing anything to us, but they are currents of light flowing all around us. When we know which way the current is flowing, we can choose which way we want to swim. The astrological trends for 2021 are collaboration, creativity, and fresh beginnings. Here’s what it all means.

1. The Great Conjunction: Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius

A conjunction is a fancy way of saying two planets are coming together at the same point in the sky. In this case, we have Jupiter and Saturn. Astrologers call this the great conjunction because it’s a pretty big deal (the last time this aspect occurred in Aquarius was the early 1400s). As we enter this cycle of opportunities, innovation, and connection, it’s as if that coveted Age of Aquarius is starting.

There’s been hype around the Age of Aquarius for centuries. It’s a new age of humanity coming together. From an astrological outlook, 2021 is the beginning of many Aquarius-themed transits. Beginning with the great conjunction, Saturn will remain in this sign for nearly three years and Jupiter for one year. Then in 2023, Pluto will enter Aquarius, where it will stay for 20 years. Although there’s no proving it, given that there are so many planets moving through Aquarius, we can imagine that this new age is finally beginning.

We can look back at the last time these transits occurred to learn and improve moving forward, like reviewing an exam before retaking it. When we spend time reflecting, we build new outcomes instead of repeating history. Back in the early 1400s, which was the last time Saturn and Jupiter joined together in Aquarius, the Renaissance began. During this period of history, attitudes changed and what it meant to be human took on new meaning. Art emerged and the human experience became valuable. This period saw the end of the dark ages. It moved humanity out of a time of plagues and social class disparities.

Aquarius energy cares about the whole, and its focus is on the greater good. It’s the team player who gives all people a seat at the table, not just a privileged few. Beginning in 2021, we can expect an emphasis on inclusion, diversity, and the dismantling of oppressive systems; it’s a time of evening the playing field.

Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius Throughout History

The last time Saturn moved through Aquarius was from February 1991 to May 1993. This period saw the end of apartheid in South Africa, the Rodney King riots, and the first woman prime minister of Canada. Also during this time, the internet became available for commercial use and there were one million computers online.

The last time Jupiter was in Aquarius was from January 2009 to January 2010. That period saw Barack Obama inaugurated as the first Black president of the United States, and Bitcoin was created.

We can also reflect on our lives to see what themes emerged back then and what those periods taught us. That wisdom will be valuable for moving forward. Can we see connections between those periods of history and now? Are we open to diverse voices and demographics taking power and becoming leaders? Are we ready for new technology and innovation? Like the times before the Renaissance, we have been in some dark experiences. Could we be on the verge of a renaissance, which means rebirth in English?

After 2020, whose ready for a restart?

2. Upcoming Eclipses

Eclipses bring times of change and alignment. They occur when the sun, the moon, and Earth line up, and in many ways, they deliver lessons for our planet. From May 2020 until January 2022, we will be having eclipses in Gemini and Sagittarius, which means the themes of these signs are coming to the forefront.

Sagittarius is about expansion, potential, and what’s possible, but things are only possible if we believe them, so this energy is connected to our beliefs. Sag wants us to see the glass half full — it wants us to dream and use our imaginations.

Gemini energy is about curiosity, humor, and having fun, but just because that’s the lesson doesn’t mean it is going to be easy. If we are willing to take the assignment, our homework is to change our beliefs, open our hearts, learn from each other, and have fun! An eclipse on Dec. 14, 2020, is teaching us this, big time. There will also be eclipses on May 26 and June 10, 2021, that call in these themes.

3. Venus and Mars Joining Forces

In 2020, both Venus and Mars retrograded. Instead of things flowing smoothly, it was a year of digging deep and retracing our steps. The planet of relationships (Venus) and the planet of action (Mars) will not retrograde in 2021, which means smoother sailing ahead.

Not only will Venus and Mars move forward, but they will also come together in Leo. The conjunction is occurring from the end of June 2021 through July 2021. This connection is like a reunion of feminine and masculine energy, which plays out in our internal and external worlds. It’s a time for harmonious relationships, creativity, and playtime.

There’s Hope For 2021

The astrology of 2021 brings a ton of potential. The Aquarian transits are teaching humanity the importance of sharing the stage and serving the greater good. There is a seat for everyone at this table, not just a few with the privileged VIP pass. The eclipses are expanding our horizons and reminding us that solutions come from learning. Lastly, this summer, Venus and Mars come together, giving a dose of open-hearted energy that urges us to own our passions and create a new chapter.

Image Source: Getty / Suchart Kuathan

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN EMPATH AND A CLAIRSENTIENT by Willie

Aempath is someone who can sense and feel the emotions and energies of other people, animals, and even objects.

Because clairsentient people can also sense other people’s feelings or empathize, they often likewise tend to be empaths.

Yet, the clairsentient’s empathetic abilities go beyond the level of those of an empath. Theirs are more like psychic abilities that enable them to experience emotions and feel energies across a wider spectrum.

Clairsentients not only feel other people’s emotions and take this into their body, but they can also receive insights around these emotions.

For instance, while an empath is able to share in the feelings of a person sitting in front of him/her, a clairsentient could have the ability to tell some of the thoughts or emotions of the other person whether that person is near or far away from the clairsentient.

They also may sense when someone behind them is watching them. Some clairsentients can even feel when somebody is potentially in danger or experiencing pain.  

The clairsentient’s empathetic abilities go beyond the level of those of an empath. Theirs are more like psychic abilities.

Besides, if there are Spirits present, clairsentient people may have the ability to pick up their feelings. In fact, clairsentients are able to detect energy in a space, even when no one is around, or detect energy from a person even when he is not showing emotions.

Sounds this familiar to you? Then it might be that you are clairsentient and not just empathic.

12 SIGNS THAT YOU ARE CLAIRSENTIENT  

Have you ever experienced things or had feelings that you can’t explain? Do you often feel a strong sense of energy while you don’t know where it comes from?

These might be signs that you are clairsentient. Below are the 12 most common signs that you could be having clairsentient psychic abilities.

Infographic with 12 signs of clairsentience

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Weekly Proof of the Afterlife by Calleen Wilder

I have lived what many would label “a very paranormal life” for all of my life. As a result, I often overlook, or fail to share, the miracles I encounter nearly daily. Miracles in the fact that they are often either far too coincidental or far too impossible for mere science to explain. AND… I get to experience this nearly daily.

As a result, I’ve decided to begin sharing here, on this blog, at least one such story about some of these crazy cool events per week. Reason being, if I don’t document them somewhere I completely forget. People are always saying to me, “Don’t you remember you said… or you experienced… or you predicted, etc…?” And my answer is almost always unequivocally “no”. It has escaped me even though at the time I knew it was so great. Yet great things happen so often that I’ve found one often replaces the other.

SO…. THIS IS MY FIRST WEEK of doing a bit of an on-going paranormal/miracles diary here.

My first story involves a woman I’ve read for only a couple of times. Her scenario, from what she reminded me when she called to update me on her progress, went like this:

During our reading I had been told (by Spirit) she needed to go back for more schooling in order to advance her career. I shared with her I felt she was currently in the medical field, but there was a specific focus or niche they wanted her to pursue that required more training/schooling.

I also helped her connect with her brother during that reading. A brother who she was terribly close with, but who had passed unexpectedly not long ago. She was in another state at the time of his illness/passing and wasn’t present when he passed. She had great remorse and a tinge of guilt about that.

He, obviously, assured her he knew she loved him and he wanted her to heal that. He also assured her he would help her throughout the rest of her life.

OUTCOME: She called me the other day to update me…. something I LOVE when my clients do. It helps me verify I heard spirit correctly during the reading.

Anyway, as it turns out she does work in the medical field and had been considering going into a specialty. She went on, prompted by the reading, to apply to two different colleges in order to pursue this suggestion.

The first school/college she applied to wasn’t going to be able to correctly apply credits she had already earned and get her enrolled until the fall of 2021.

The second school/college accepted her immediately. She relayed to me that she was going to be able to start her schooling at the end of this month, on November 30, to be exact.

WHICH…. just so happens to be her brother’s birthday.

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Miracles. They’re everywhere. Spirit is always trying to let us know they are still in contact with us… and still able to help us if needed.

I SO LOVE this story. Hope you do too.

Loving an Empath by Calleen Wilder

I saw this and it spoke to me, so I’m sharing. I wanted to add to this by saying; if you’re an empath you know this is true. You also know it’s both a curse and a blessing for those who love us… and yes, for we ourselves.

Firstly, we are intense on a level many haven’t encountered before. And while many potential suitors are pleased-as-punch about this, they actually aren’t sure what to do with us once they have us.

It seems we’re almost too deep, too serious, too mysterious, or just plain too complicated for most. In truth, we’re simple beings. So very simple. It takes so little to please us, but it does take a few things. Things like giving us space and allowing us to “process”. We feel things on a level that cause us pain sometimes, even if it’s not really our pain, or sadness, or grief to experience.

Nevertheless, it becomes embedded in us until we work it through. In turn, that makes us moody, sensitive, withdrawn, and really unsure of how you can be of any help to us. So we pull into ourselves.

Conversely, once processed we may become “into you entirely, with our whole beings”… laughing, joking, kidding, and dancing around. All of this drastic change-in-attitude confuses most mortals.

Therefore, we have many, many, many relationship turnovers. We really do seem to be more suited for fantasies than for real-life, day-to-day interactions for many.

STILL… I wouldn’t have it any other way. Would you?