Kindred Spirits Season 3 Coming to Travel Channel

By Tony Sokol

Kindred Spirits

Paranormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry check out familiar haunts for Travel Channel’s Kindred Spirits.

Travel Channel’s series Kindred Spirits will haunt the ghosts as it returns from the cold sleep of the off season. Panormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry “know that those who have passed might return, and that is when the true danger begins,” according to a press statement. Kindred Spirits season 3 premieres on Thursday, January 24 at 10 p.m.

“With its broader locations and terrifying tales, the new season of Kindred Spirits is right at home on Travel Channel,” Jane Latman, general manager of Travel Channel, said in a statement. “Amy and Adam have built a strong trust with their fans who can’t get enough of their unique perspective of helping the haunted by reconstructing the faded stories of the dead — their investigations bring peace to the living and give a voice to the afterlife.”

Throughout the 10-episode run, Bruni and Berry travel to “evil and historic locations” to uncover the truth behind America’s most intense paranormal activity. They explore properties that were used as orphanages and asylums, as well as personal homes inhabited by aggressive entities. The series will feature special guests like psychic medium Chip Coffey and paranormal researcher John Tenney to help them track the untrackable.

Bruni and Berry enter America’s “darkest locations demanding answers to the most chilling, haunted mysteries,” according to the press statement. “Discovering and confronting paranormal activity is just the first step.”

During each one-hour episode, the investigators try to “determine who or what haunts the space and whether it’s safe for the living to remain,” according to the press statement. “Their multi-layered investigations dig into the past in order to identify the dead and analyze the threat. With an arsenal of paranormal tools and their hands-on investigation style, the duo brings peace to those tormented by restless spirits by giving a voice to the dead.”

Amy Bruni brings more than 20 years of investigative experience to help people reclaim their homes and lives from the mysteries of the unknown. Prior to communing with those who passed over, she traversed the frightening world of the health insurance industry. Deciding to follow her dreams and turn death probes into a livelihood, Bruni began traveling the country to visit its most haunted places, researching the group dynamics of ghost-hunting teams and lecturing on the history of paranormal investigation.

Bruni was a staple on Syfy’s Ghost Hunters and served as the team’s historical researcher for seven seasons Beginning in 2008. During that time she met Adam Berry. In 2014, she left the show to stay home with her family and start her own business, a boutique paranormal travel company called Strange Escapes. The birth of her daughter and the importance of family have brought new value to Bruni’s investigations, putting more focus on helping families try to reach the spirits of their loved ones.

Adam Berry’s love and passion for the paranormal ignited from an extremely haunting experience he had in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Berry founded his own investigation team operating out of Provincetown, Massachusetts, in 2007, to document cases and bring answers to those experiencing strange activity in their homes. In 2010, he won Syfy’s reality competition show, Ghost Hunters Academy, earning a coveted spot on the network’s hit original series, Ghost Hunters, where he met and first teamed up with his investigation partner, Amy Bruni. When Berry isn’t looking for ghosts, he is the executive director of the Provincetown non-profit theater company Peregrine Theatre Ensemble.

Kindred Spirits is produced for Travel Channel by Paper Route. For Paper Route, the executive producers are Amy Bruni, Adam Berry and Alan LaGarde. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Christine Shuler, Jane Latman is general manager and Henry Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.

Kindred Spirits season 3 premieres on Thursday, January 24 at 10 p.m. on Travel Channel.

Culture Editor Tony Sokol cut his teeth on the wire services and also wrote and produced New York City’s Vampyr Theatre and the rock opera AssassiNation: We Killed JFK. Read more of his work here or find him on Twitter @tsokol.
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Meaning of Solar and Lunar Eclipses – PLUS Rituals You Can Do During Each

By The AstroTwins

Meaning of Eclipses

Dragging your feet? Avoiding the inevitable? Resistance and procrastination are natural; we tend to avoid what’s painful and stay in our comfort zones. Solar and lunar eclipses are dramatic turning points. They provide the cosmic kick in the pants to push us off the fence and into action. On the upside, if you’ve been waiting around for a clear sign or answer, an eclipse will speed up the process.

Eclipses are these agents of change. They occur four to six times a year and turn things upside down. In our disoriented state, we may act out of character or see turbulence in the world. Eclipses can also help break patterns and shift dynamics. However, most astrologers suggest waiting a week or so before taking drastic action, allowing the eclipse energy to settle first.

Solar eclipses: Time to start fresh.

Solar eclipses occur at new moons. During a solar eclipse, the moon is directly between the Earth and Sun (known as a conjunction, or meetup, of the Sun and the moon). During this brief time, the moon can block out the Sun’s light, temporarily disconnecting us from our sense of reality.

In astrology, a solar eclipse could bring a bold beginning, setting us on a new path that we hadn’t imagined for ourselves. While it may be surprising—or not something you even expected—a solar eclipse has a bigger vision in store for us. We have a finite focus as human beings, and it’s natural to concentrate on what’s in front of us. At times, this can limit our perspectives and cause us to miss out on opportunities. Solar eclipses might snatch away the familiar temporarily, forcing us to consider options we would never otherwise explore. Although this can cause upheaval, eclipses are “cruel to be kind.” Major growth can happen during these cosmic power outages. This is when we should leap into new (and generally improved) terrain, even if we feel forced there by circumstances beyond our control.

Lunar eclipses: Let it go, let it flow.

Lunar eclipses occur at full moons. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon is nearing its full state and enters the Earth’s shadow. During a lunar eclipse, the Earth is exactly between the Sun and the Moon (known as an opposition between the Sun and the Moon). For a brief spell, we can see the Earth’s shadow turning the luminous full moon intense shades of reds, browns, and grays. Depending on where in the world you are, an eclipse may be visible.

According to astrology, lunar eclipses give us a glimpse into what Carl Jung referred to as the “shadow self.” We all want to think of ourselves as good, kind people, but hey—we’re also human! What we discover about ourselves and others during lunar eclipses can be tough to admit, even shocking. Still, this gives us the opportunity to embrace our wholeness and see where we have room to grow in new directions.

Owning the fact that we have emotions (like fear, anger, jealousy, and rage) is the first step to getting a handle on them. Trying to pretend we’re perfect or stuffing down our feelings? That’s when our unexamined issues creep up and overwhelm us. If we’re willing to suspend judgment and accept the good along with the bad, lunar eclipses can be potent moments of self-discovery.

Why our ancestors feared eclipses.

Eclipses throughout history have gotten a bad rap. They were both revered and feared. The ancients were baffled by the Sun’s “disappearance” from the sky during a solar eclipse, so they made up stories involving angry (or “hangry”) gods eating the Sun. Because eclipses have correlated with climate catastrophes, such as hurricanes, tsunamis, and earthquakes, many cultures believed that eclipses angered the gods. During lunar eclipses, people were known to act “loony” (root word: lunatic, which is of the root word lunar)—and in our own informal observation, we’ve noticed that, too. However, Western science has only confirmed a single fact: We need to protect our eyes if we watch a solar eclipse!

Rituals for the eclipses: Renew and release.

Rituals for new and full moons are becoming more popular by the day. At an eclipse, a ritual can help you stay grounded in the face of any chaos, especially if you set dedicated intentions.

Solar eclipses fall at new moons, so a ritual or intention-setting could focus on helping you start anew. Themes could include finding the courage to make a fresh start, embracing change, taking a risk (even if you’re scared), putting yourself out there, making a big reveal/coming out of the metaphorical closet.

Lunar eclipses fall at full moons, which are times of ending, closure, manifestation, and transition. Lunar eclipse rituals may center around having a huge breakthrough, pushing past barriers and limits, letting go of a painful situation for good, breaking free of an addictive pattern, healing, or releasing.

You may want to do a zodiac-specific ritual depending on which sign the eclipse falls in astrologically. Follow our tips for new and full moon rituals and gatherings. You can do a ritual by yourself or gather with friends to amplify your intentions.

Eclipses and the lunar nodes of astrology.

Lunar nodes—the “destiny points” in astrology—are tied to the eclipses. The lunar nodes are determined by the points where the moon’s orbit crosses the “ecliptic”—the apparent path the Sun makes around the earth that is the basis of Western astrology. The north and south nodes in your chart are determined by where the eclipses were happening. So from a mystical perspective, eclipses are tied to our past lives, karmic paths, and soul missions!

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Top 10 Feng Shui Crystals

By Rodika Tchi

Pick Your Crystals and Stones

Feng Shui Crystals
Wondering which crystals to bring into your home or office? Or to use in your good feng shui jewelry? Start with our list of 10 most popular crystals and see which ones you like the best. From amethyst to pyrite, each one of those crystals and stones will bring not only beauty but also specific healing energies.

Clear Quartz

Feng Shui Crystals
A clear quartz crystal, especially a crystal that is really clear/transparent and has happy rainbows inside it, is an absolute joy to look at! The clear quartz crystal comes in many forms – from tumbled rocks and small points to impressive big clusters and generators. You can also find many carvings made of clear quartz and of course, clear quartz jewelry.

Rose Quartz

Feng Shui Crystals
Rose quartz is one of the most popular crystals in healing, jewelry, as well as feng shui. Famous for attracting and keeping love, rose quartz is also used when it comes to healing one’s heart from pain and disappointment. You can find all sorts of feng shui adornments made from rose quartz, especially in feng shui for love cures. Rose quartz is inexpensive and easy to find.


Feng Shui Crystals
Amethyst crystal is unique among all crystals in its popularity, as well as affordability. Mother nature has been generous with the wealth of available amethyst which makes it affordable to choose it for your home, office, garden, and even your car! One of the most popular uses of amethyst is in a cluster or tall geode, as well as tumbled rock form. The deeper and more intense is the purple color of the amethyst, the higher the price.


Feng Shui Crystals
Jade seems to be the most popular choice when it comes to various carvings used as feng shui cures. Jade is also much loved in various jewelry pieces, from beads to bracelets and rings. Jade carries a sweet, light and nourishing energy that can feel very healing. It has a soothing purity about it, and it goes about purifying your energy field in a very accepting, loving, wise kind of way.


Feng Shui Crystals
Citrine contains a solar quality of energy; this is why it is traditionally considered a good healing crystal for the solar plexus/third chakra issues. It can help strengthen self-esteem and a positive, vibrant flow of energy in and around one’s body. Citrine is also considered helpful in improving digestion and strengthening one’s one’s physical endurance.

Smoky Quartz

Feng Shui Crystals
The popularity of the smoky quartz crystal is due not only to its gorgeous look but also to its affordability and the energy it provides. Grounding in an uplifting kind of way, the smoky quartz also provides a subtle energy of protection and balance. Just as with the citrine crystal, it is important to choose a natural smoky quartz (not a heat treated one).


Feng Shui Crystals
Ammonites are considered a powerful feng shui cure! This basically means that ammonites have a very strong energy that can shift the energy of any space, be it home or office, to a much higher and better quality of energy. The ammonite that is best to use for feng shui purposes is actually ammolite, the gem quality part of ammonite, or the opalized fossil. It comes in many beautiful, rich iridescent colors that create excellent energy.

Tiger’s Eye

Feng Shui Crystals
Tiger’s eye is a very protective stone. It has a powerful, dynamic energy with a watchful quality to it. After all, there is a reason this stone is called tigers eye! Specific colors of your tiger’s eye stone–from golden yellow to deep reds–will also express, in different degrees, a strengthening and grounding energy. Tiger’s eye also has a mystical, opalescent quality to it, and the combination of solid black color stripes with shimmering golds, browns, and reds make for a very special stone indeed.


Feng Shui Crystals
The shiny pyrite wakes up any space in a matter of seconds. Highly energizing and freely sharing its optimistic energy, a good quality pyrite is a must for your feng shui collection of crystals and stones. Initially thought to be gold, pyrite is also known by the name of fool’s gold. Pyrite mostly comes in clusters, but you can also find pyrite in stunning shapes of cubes and globes.


Feng Shui Crystals
The name “hematite” derives its meaning from the Greek word for blood. The reason for the origin of hematite’s name can be twofold. Even though it is shiny black on the outside, if you break the stone (not an easy thing to do!) you will see that on the inside hematite has a deep blood red color. Another reason for its name might be related to the high iron content found in hematite (almost 70%).

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Angelic Hierarchy– Understanding the 9 Angel Ranks

By Melanie

9 Angel Ranks of the Angelic Hierarchy

The Angelic Hierarchy… 9 Angel Ranks The idea that there are different types and ranks of angels is not a new one. This concept comes from Christian esotericism where there are seen to be 9 ranks or orders of angels, also called the Angelic Hierarchies.

Each of the angel ranks refers to that group of angelic beings who have evolved to a particular level of consciousness, and it also refers to the activities and the work and service they perform.

Understanding the different ranks of angels is not only interesting, but it also holds clues to the levels of consciousness we are able to attain and expand into as we continue on our spiritual awakening paths!

You can learn more about the Orders of Angels topic in the work of Rudolph Steiner’s book: Outline of Occult (Esoteric) Science, or through Robert Gilbert’s work on Higher Spiritual Realities. Or from the work of Dionysius the Areopagite who is believed to be the originator of this concept of the 9 ranks of angels.

Or just keep reading… ✨💖😇

The Angelic Heirarchy

The Angelic HierarchyThe underlying foundation for understanding the Angelic Hierarchy is the concept that God encompasses everything there is. Sometimes called “The Godhead”, God refers to the original Unity Consciousness. The Ocean of Fire that is everything and which has fractalized into separate spiritual beings who are individual sparks of Divine Consciousness.

The many Spiritual Planes are created as levels of manifestation, each containing qualities of existence, and together forming the “Body of God”.

Spiritual Beings are then created in stages or cycles. As a group of spiritual beings advances in consciousness, they become involved in creating the next group of beings.

This is where “angelic rank” comes in.

The highest rank of angels are the oldest, most advanced, and closest of the Spiritual Hierarchy to God. In the case of angelic beings, the highest rank is that of the Seraphim.

God itself is so complex, vast, infinite, and unfathomable that it is difficult for humans to even conceive of, much less directly interact with and connect with God.

But we are able to connect with the different Spiritual Beings within creation, who are all on their own paths of ascension.

The 9 Angel Ranks

1.  Seraphim: “Spirits of Love”

The Seraphim are the highest order of angels and are located the closest to the Godhead. As a result, they act completely out of Divine Will. They are the angelic beings who most fully shine or burn with the Ocean of spiritual fire that is God, this is why they are sometimes called “the burning ones”.

2. Cheribum: “Spirits of Harmony”

The Cheribum hold the Spiritual Consciousness Harmonizing all. They are aware of and work with the whole of Creation as one Harmonized system, and have gained full realization of the harmony of Divine Knowledge, Wisdom, and Will in All.

3. Thrones: “Spirits of Will”

Thrones are the angelic beings behind Divine Will. They hold awareness of the Divine Will in everything, including limits, boundaries, responsibilities, and have a deep understanding of using time to the utmost. Thrones are incredibly high-level beings who reflect the brilliance of God through their presence and through transmitting Divine Will.

4. Kyriotetes: “Spirits of Wisdom

Kyriotetes are the angels of profound Wisdom, infinite possibility, and Divine Grace through resonance.

These angelic beings of Divine Wisdom and creation are sometimes called “Dominions” as they oversee the duties of lower angels… Rarely interacting directly with humanity, the Kyriotetes work with angels who would then interface with humanity.

5. Dynamis: “Spirits of Motion”

Dynamis are the angels who have attained the level of Spiritual Consciousness behind the forces of motion, action, and the will forces behind movement.

They connected to miracles, and are sometimes called “Virtues” due to their connection with Courage, and the advanced understanding of courage and its role in willpower.

6. Elohim: “Spirits of Form”

The Elohim are the angelic beings who oversee physical incaration. They directly perceive the big picture and Spiritual Divine Blueprint as well as the order within patterns of time and space represented through Sacred Geometry.

7. Archai: “Spirits of Time”

The Archai are the angelic beings who hold the blueprint of the river of time and work with the cycles of time and the creation of time itself.

Also sometimes referred to as Spirits of Personality or “Principalities”, the Archai also regulate and oversee the evolution and spiritual advancement of humanity as a whole, including the role time plays in the journey of personal and collective evolution.

8. Archangels: “Spirits of Fire”

The Archangels oversee and guide entire groups or nations of humans, and are involved in the formation of space.

Archangels are overseers and spiritual allies for entire groups of people and are intermediaries between humanity and the infinite unity consciousness of God.

Archangel Michael is perhaps the most well known of the Archangels for many reasons, including that is the Archangel overseeing our current time period or Age.

Learn more about the Archangels.

9. Angels: “Spirits of Life”

Angels are the closest beings to humanity and work with individual humans/ spiritual beings to help us gain awareness and insight about our higher purpose, karma, dharma.

Angels are well known to be messengers of the Divine who interact directly with humans. Every human on the planet has a personal angel who looks over us, this angel is known as the Guardian Angel, and the Guardian Angel watches over our Higher Self, and works to help reconnect us with our Divine I AM Presence and self-realization…

Learn more about Guardian Angels.

Finally… the lowest of spiritual beings on the Angelic Hierarchy… And what can be considered to be the tenth rank… Is Humanity!

10. Humans: “Spirits of Love and Freedom”

In the angelic hierarchy humans are the “lowest” of the spiritual beings, however, we have an incredible opportunity as physical beings to gain self-awareness, and unite with others through love while having freedom of choice.

Humanity is able to attain the full extent of our power as physical and spiritual beings through self-realization and becoming aware of our patterns in thinking, willing, feeling and then choosing to consciously cultivate positivity, openness, and equanimity.

From the perspective of higher spiritual beings, humans are the hope for the future, and through our growth and mastery, we’re able to become wise free-agents in the Universe.

Melanie Beckler

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Types of Empaths – Signs of Empathy

By Lyn-Rose-Hornabrook

Types of Empaths

There are different types of empaths who employ different psychic empathic traits. These are the 10 levels of the empath:

Psychometry – the empathic ability …to receive energy, information and impressions from objects, photographs or places

Telepathy – the empathic ability to read people’s thoughts

Mediumship – the empathic ability to feel the presence and energies of spirits

Physical Healing – the empathic ability to feel other people’s physical symptoms in your own body (and often the ability to heal, transform or transmute them)

Emotional Healing – the empathic ability to feel another person’s emotions

Animal Communication – the empathic ability to hear, feel and communicate with animals

Nature – the empathic ability to read, feel and communicate with nature and with plants

Geomancy – the empathic ability to read the energy of places and of the land – geomancers can feel the energies of the Earth, such as Ley lines. They can also get headaches, pain or anxiety before earthquakes or other disasters occur anywhere on the planet.

Precognition – the empathic ability to feel when something important is about to happen (often this can be a feeling of inexplicable dread or doom)

Claircognizance or Knowing – the empathic ability to feel what needs to be done in any given circumstance, often accompanied by a feeling of peace and calm, even in the midst of a crisis

Symptoms of being an Empath:

•Acute senses – i.e. sense of smell, taste, sight, touch, hearing etc.

•Acute awareness of the feelings of those around them and feeling deeply for those in pain or suffering

•Often easily hurt

•Avoidance of conflict where possible preferring to keep things harmonious

•Easily startled by noise

•Easily moved to tears because of deep feeling

•Nervous in crowded situations

•People feel safe around them and able to talk to them easily. Even complete strangers will talk to them about personal things without consciously intending to do so

•Animals and children love and are attracted to them

•Easily affected by the weather

•Their greatest gift is to perceive with the heart

•They are usually a blessing to be around as they are nurturing and caring

•Music and harmony are very important to them. They can lose themselves completely while listening to music that resonates with them.

•Water is very beneficial and therapeutic to the empath

Having psychic empathic traits can be extremely challenging, and even painful. The definition of empathic understanding is to be able to feel what another person feels (sometimes both emotionally and physically). Even under normal circumstances, having psychic empathic traits can be confusing and difficult to manage or understand, but in times of global chaos, emotional tidal waves that rip through the collective consciousness can be utterly overwhelming. This is why an empath feels anxiety at these times.

Some people consider being an empath to be a paranormal trait, but it is more normal than we realize. Many, many people have psychic empathic traits, but they are usually labeled as being “overly sensitive”.

Empaths have a heightened sensitivity, and parapsychologists often refer to them as being “Psi Sensitives”.

Some of the characteristics of an empath include being “moody”, or having mood swings for no apparent reason. This is because empaths pick up on the energies and emotions from other people, places, animals, and even things around them. An empath can be feeling fine one moment, then suddenly become depressed or sad or angry, or even develop physical pain and headaches “out of the blue”. Many empaths can feel like they are going crazy, especially empathic children who cannot understand what they are feeling or why they are feeling that way. An empath must learn to trace these feelings back to their origin in order to determine what triggered them. First ask yourself, “Is this mine?” – if the answer is no, then determine when and where it started, and who or what was around you at that time.

Some other characteristics of an empath can involve extreme shyness, avoidance of public places, or being overweight (especially in children). These are all ways to try to shield and protect oneself from the psychic abilities of being empathic. An empath can absorb and take on the feelings and symptoms of others just by being near them or even by speaking with them on the phone, which is why an empath feels anxiety when faced with crowds of people.

By Lyn-Rose-Hornabrook and Grace and Grace Associates Consulting Inc.

The 15 Strange Behaviors Of An Authentic Empath.

By Emilia Gordon

authentic empaths

Empaths are the most sensitive ones among all. The term ‘empath’ is derived from the Greek words ‘em’ meaning in and ‘pathos’ meaning ‘feeling.’ Hence, a person who can feel the feelings of others is called an empath. An empath is characterized by the traits of understanding the universe around them.

Though many of us might claim to have the sense of empathy, very few are rather what we call authentic empaths.

It is but hard to notice when an empath is around, below we have listed 15 strange traits and behaviors that are common among empaths.

(1) They are extremely sensitive:

One of the predominant traits of an empath is sensitivity. They can’t see anyone in pain. They feel a person’s suffering as if it’s your own. In this situation, they will try their best to lessen the pain.

(2) They are highly intuitive:

They can sense positive and negative vibes in people. While talking to people, they will figure out their negative intentions even if they don’t spell it all. The empath can easily track their thought processes without giving them a single inkling about it.

(3) They get drained easily:

Since they are constantly getting affected by the energies of people around them, an empath gets drained easily. They are always busy helping out people. Hence, their energy decreases. Also, negative energies pull an empath down. This is however not good for their psychological and physical well-being. An empath gives too much to the world more than what they receive. At the end of the day, they feel completely exhausted.

(4) They pick up physical symptoms of another:

Not just psychologically, but physiologically too, an empath can feel the pain of others. They tend to catch pains like cold or body aches of the person.

(5) They imbibe emotions of other people in themselves:

An empath absorbs emotions of other people, be it pain, anger or fear. They feel exactly what others are feeling at that moment of time.

(6) They help friends as well as strangers:

If they feel someone needs help, the empath will immediately jump into it. They might know that person, they might not. The empath always tries to help people irrespective of the relationship they share.

(7) They feel the nature:

An empath is drawn towards not just human beings but animals and plants too. They feel upset when a tree is cut or a pet is mistreated by the owner. The empath takes steps to stop the living being from getting hurt. If they can’t do anything to help them, the empath will leave the scene because they can’t stand and tolerate their pain.

(8) They can’t tolerate violence:

An empath cannot stand violence even if it’s shown in a television series or a movie. They will close their eyes or leave. If it’s narrated in a book, they will cry.

(9) They can tell if the other person is lying:

It’s not that easy to fool an empath. They can easily catch a person lying. Even if they don’t express it in front of others, the empath will not trust that person themselves.

(10)They attract sad people:

People who are sad are drawn towards an empath. It’s the empath’s caring and sympathetic nature which alleviates other’s pain. Not just friends but strangers too find it easy to open up to them.

(11) They find it difficult to stay in crowds:

Crowds affect an empath a lot. There are so many energies among the people of the crowd that the empath gets confused. All these energies attack them from different directions leaving them baffled.

(12) They enjoy solitude:

The empath needs space for themselves to introspect on life. They enjoy spending their time alone. It also helps the empath to heal themselves and rejuvenate.

(13) The place where they live affects their psyche:

An empath gets affected by the energy of the place where they are living. Primarily they enjoy less crowded place surrounded by nature.

(14) They can sense the energy of the collective consciousness:

The empath can sense the energy of the collective consciousness. For example, they can feel the fatigue of Thursday even if they are not working themselves. The empath can feel the joy of Christmas celebrations even if they are having a difficult time of their own.

(15) They don’t care about themselves:

The empath spends too much time helping others. They don’t pay heed to their own needs. The empath must realize that if they don’t take care of themselves, nobody else will.

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By Sarah Petruno

This is a long post, so buckle up!

Before we get into attachment spirit talk, I want to first talk about what an attachment is in general, spiritually speaking.

An attachment is something that is attached to you, spiritually and energetically, and is probably something that you need to release.

An attachment can be:

  • a thought-form
  • a behavioral pattern
  • energy that you were releasing that stuck around anyway
  • an idea
  • a hope or dream you had that didn’t come to fruition
  • your own shadow self
  • other people’s shadows
  • soul fragments that weren’t fully retrieved
  • pretty much anything that has an energy can be attached to your energy…
  • Which means, that an attachment spirit is a spirit that is attached to your energy.
  • Typically, attachment spirits are earthbound spirits that are attached to a living individual.

Earthbound Spirits

In the minutes, hours, and days after dying, once the spirit has left the physical body, that individual spirit is given the choice – to cross over into the Light (Heaven, the Other Side, whatever you want to call it), or not. No one is forced to cross over into the Light, this is a choice. For any number of reasons, a spirit can choose to not cross into the Light and remain in the physical plane, on Earth.

Why would someone not choose to cross over?

Perhaps they felt this wasn’t their time, and there are things they still have to do on Earth, and wish to stay.

Maybe they didn’t realize they died, as is often the case in traumatic and sudden passings, and were too much in a state of shock or disbelief, that they missed their chance to cross into the Light, or simply, didn’t believe that they were dead.

It’s possible that, when alive, the individual didn’t believe in “The Light,” and as a matter of belief, decided not to go towards this Light during their crossing. (Or didn’t even see it because they didn’t believe existed, and thus, perception.)

Some spirits actually choose to stay as part of their soul path.

But most, just got lost and had some emotional baggage to deal with before they were ready to cross over.

Whatever the reason, individuals can and DO choose to stay on earth and not cross into the Light. These individuals, are commonly referred to as Earthbound Spirits.

They are not alive, and they are not crossed over, they are spirits bound to the Earth Plane.

An Earthbound spirit is also commonly known as a ghost. Usually, when people say ghost, they are referring to a spirit who hasn’t crossed over.

Alright, so here’s where it starts to involve you.

As it pertains to energy, you and I, as living, breathing, individuals, receive our energy from food, water, Source energy. This is how we keep living – by consuming food and water, and being connected to what some people called Life Force Energy, but I call Source Energy.

Upon death, individuals that cross into the Light, and now only exist in spirit are without a physical body. They are unable to consume food and water, this can no longer be their energy source. To continue existing, as a crossed over spirit, their energy comes from Source. From the Divine. From the Universe. Whatever you want to call it. By crossing into the Light, an individual is able to continue to their energetic existence, as a spirit, by drawing upon this energetic source.

Okay, so then what happens if you die and lose access to your own physical body and do not cross into the Light? You become earthbound, a ghost.

You don’t have a body now, so that means no food and water for energy. You didn’t cross into the Light, so shamanically speaking, you don’t have that as an energy source.

SOOOO, if you stayed behind on earth, you need some kind of energy source. (I conceptualize this space as the Middle World, in shamanic terms. It’s kinda like a “grey area” for spirits, a kind of purgatory).

If you’ve ever seen the movie Ghost, you know that ghosts need some to generate some kind of energy to make things happen. In Ghost, they hang out in subway stations and peoples homes – all sources of residual electrical type energy that they can draw on.

But not everyone does that!


You’re dead but it was sudden that you don’t even realize you’re dead for a bit. It takes you some time to figure that out, if you even do. You may just think no one can hear you and you’re in some kind of an alternate reality. So, you might start to feel really panicked.

Imagine if you were trying to communicate with people and be seen for YEARS and it wasn’t working. You wanted to talk to someone about what happened, make sense of it, maybe know where your family was.

A human in a panicked state like this figures things out pretty quickly. One of the things that an earthbound needs to figure out is how to generate energy to move around, move picture frames or whatever, make stuff happen.

One source of energy is YOU.

Sure, they can draw energy from other sources like plants, spaces with electric energy, residual energy in public areas, cell towers, shopping centers, hospitals, anywhere that there’s ample energy. But that’s not the focus of this post.

One benefit of getting energy from a living person, and attaching to them to do it, is they become mobile and it’s a lot easier for them to move around.

It’s kinda like still being human.

This is the essence of an attachment spirit. It’s a spirit that attaches to your energy so that they can get energy (or some other benefit to them).

How and why does an earthbound spirit attach to someone? And how common is this?

First, let’s address the question – Why people? If they can choose buildings, why people?

The short answer is that it’s complicated and there’s no way I could explain every human motivation to do something in a paragraph or 5.

But for most, the answer is because it seems easy to do and they don’t realize they’re doing it, and because it feels good to feel normal and human, and have some sense that things are okay when they are not.

When you’re dead, it’s not like someone is over there teaching them all how to be a best behaved dead person. And that what they’re doing could be harmful, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Attaching to a human allows them to stay comfortable and keep doing what they were doing (being human), and maybe eventually get some help for whatever they need. If you’re gonna be in the grey space, it would feel better if you got to feel a little bit human while you did it, right?

Some attachment spirits CAN be malicious, just as some people can, but this is rare. Some choose to attach to people to continue vice-like behavior or otherwise ill behavior. And this is where the problems arise, some of them very serious. Drug addicts and alcoholics may wish to continue this behavior in death and can manipulate the behavior of the unboundaried living.

Attachments often wait, in places that people visit and frequent, to attach themselves to someone. They don’t go very far from where they died, because they can’t – no energy to travel.rare

Who is at risk for having an attachment?

Um, pretty much everyone.

Some estimates by shamanic practitioners say that nearly 75% of the US population RIGHT NOW has an attachment spirit attached to them. It’s beyond common.

At some point in everyone’s life, every individual is at risk. Any time a hole or a weakness in the energetic field, or aura, is created – this is creates an opening. A place for the earthbound spirit to attach themselves.

And what creates holes and weaknesses in your aura?

This could be a whole blog post and probably will be again at some point, but to keep a short, a hole can be created anytime there lower vibrational energy present in your field, your guard is down, your energy boundaries are down (or you don’t have them at all), or there’s some injury to your energy field.

Because, at some point in our lives, as human beings, we all experience weakness (um, hello, we aren’t always 100% perfect and boundaried and with glued up energy all the time), we are all at risk for being a host for an attachment spirit.

Let me say this again, attachment spirits are very common. Extremely common. They can attach quickly when your guard is down, and often, you don’t even know it happens. It’s just the way it is – we experience weakness, and earthbound spirits are mostly invisible, needing energy, and boom, attachment happens.

They aren’t always evil, or malicious, remember, though these types exist. Most of the time, they are desperate, they are alone. They are still people – just without bodies. Friendly, caring, people that are scared, and they are doing anything and everything possible to continue their human existence.

BUT, just because they aren’t being outright manipulative, deceptive, or trying to change you as a person, doesn’t mean there’s no harm to you in the process.

Hosting another beings’ energy is INCREDIBLY energetically draining.

Their energy can also overshadow yours, you can start thinking their thoughts and feeling their feelings, and processing their energy. It can make you physically ill. It can change your behavior. I can’t think of any scenario where it would be “good” for you to be hosting an attachment spirit.

Remember that attachment spirits are using your energy to continue their existence. It’s like a big giant energy drain, and also, an energy transfer with this connection in place.

This means that their energy and this attachment can make you actually physically ill, emotionally unstable, and just really change your energy in all ways.

All attachment spirits cause harm. Every one of them. Intentionally? Maliciously? Not always. But their existence is pretty much always detrimental energetically. By their very nature, they are using your energy.

Once you’ve become a host for an attachment spirit – your behavior may change, your personality, your eating habits, your drug and alcohol use habits, your sleep behavior, your state of health – everything.

They are living through you, drawing on your energy. You may even become weak or sick.

Now let me freak you out even more.

Attachments can become chains of attachments.

There are often MANY attachment spirits connected to one host. I’ve seen cases of just one, but I’ve also seen cases of 10-20 attached to a single person. I’ve seen sets of attachments, for example, 3 sets of 10-15 attachments each. All of these attachment spirits are drawing on the energy of a single person. Even worse, the individual host, weighed down by the energy of so many attachments, is now unable to cross themselves, even if they wanted to. The weight is too heavy to move towards the Light.

Alright, so enough victim talk – because it’s a two-way street here. Attachment spirits can attach in moments where we are not our best, but it does not have to stay that way.

How do I get rid of an attachment?

If you’ve read this far, you probably already understand that this is serious, maybe you already know it’s serious because it’s happening to you. If you think you, your house, or someone you know, might be harboring an attachment – you definitely want to get this situation taken care of once.

How do you do it?

Well, each situation is different. I wish I could give you some energetic tips involving letter writing, imagining golden light surrounding you, and daily positive affirmations, but it’s simply not that easy. Once an attachment spirit is removed and released then what? Do they continue their Earthbound existence, no longer attached to you? Well, maybe. . .they could reattach to you later on, or they could just as well find someone else.

The best thing to do, in most cases, is to assist that spirit in crossing over into the Light. Not all will want to go and some will have stipulations; it can be a process. Some of them can be tricky and say they cross and don’t actually do it. It’s essential that this process is carried out with love and compassion both to the living party and the individual who as attached. Additionally, care must be taken to heal the space where the attachment occurred, and lifestyle changes must usually be made to ensure that more attachments don’t just come right back.

Spiritual Attachment Release is generally a shamanic practice, but some rescue mediums and energy healers also perform this work.

If you believe you are dealing with an attachment spirit, I encourage you to seek out a professional who can help.

If you’d like to try out the process with a little guidance, I have a guided journey meditation in my Etsy Shop that walks you through the process of attachment release.

Need more personalized help? Book a session here.



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Your Mars Sign Meaning Reveals A Lot About Your Sexual Needs, So Take Notes


If you’re looking to the stars for answers to all your burning questions about sex, it’s time to examine your Mars sign meaning. Ruling over our most carnal impulses, Mars reveals how you deal with passion, desire, lust, and most enticingly, your erotic tendencies beneath the sheets. From a warm smoldering all the way to a volcanic eruption, Mars is always there, guiding you through your most indulgent moments. In essence, Mars strips you down and exposes the animal you really are. The animal that lives within us all, just waiting for the chance to roar with wild fury. Now, what type of animal are you in bed?

If you’ve ever had a wild sexual compatibility with someone who you’re not necessarily supposed to get along with according to your sun signs, your Mars compatibility could be the reason why. Every Mars sign has different needs when it comes to sex. Some might need to have an emotional connection, and others could feel the connection with anyone, as long as they’re the one in control. If you don’t know what your Mars sign is, input your time, date, and place of birth into this calculator and then read on for all the delicious details you never knew about your naughty self.


There is no Mars sign more easily aroused than Aries. They’re fiercely addicted to the chase and if they’ve got their eyes on you, it won’t be long before you know it. Their attention span is just as fickle, so remember that it might not last. They prefer sex when it’s wild, without inhibitions, and fast. This is not a sign that enjoys a long, graceful period of foreplay. They’d prefer to get right to the f*cking and when they do, there’s no holding them back. Sex with them will likely leave both partners bruised, hair-tangled, and aching with raw desire.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, or Libra would be able to keep up with their whirlwind.


A Mars sign in Taurus allows passion to build slowly, naturally, and steadily without ever taking their mind off the goal. This is a sign that will appreciate their partner with all five of their senses, leaving no corner of them untouched. They also prefer a consistent partner to lavish in. For them, sex is to be enjoyed like a fine wine, with each sip captivating and savored, but also reserved for only the most perfect moments. This is not a sign that will likely enjoy a quickie in the car. They want to build a home between your legs and live there for a while.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, or Scorpio would be perfect for their luxurious care.


The most intellectual of Mars signs, Gemini is obsessed with dirty talk. They love buttering their partner up with raunchy, yet passionate word play. To them, sex is a bit of a game. The more clever you are when stimulating their mind, the faster they’ll want to unbutton your pants. They’re also the best kissers and could spend hours making out, teasing, and tantalizing you all the while. This is not a sign that enjoys sex unless their imaginations are running wild with it. They want poetry interlaced with their orgasms.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Gemini, Aquarius, Libra, or Sagittarius would have just enough wit to get their libido going.


For a Mars sign in Cancer, desire and emotions are rarely mutually exclusive. Sex is symbolic of what both partners mean to each other, making them the most protective and sentimental of Mars signs. This sign doesn’t want to f*ck just anyone either. You must really be different if they want their tongue all over you. In order for them to truly lose themselves in sex, they need reassurance that their partner is completely devoted to them. It’s worth it though. Sex with them will feel like you’re the only two people left in the world.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, or Capricorn will dive right into their romantic world.


A Mars sign in Leo wants to be utterly worshipped by their partner. Prideful of their abilities in bed, they’ll leave no stone unturned until they’re positive they’re the best you’ve ever had. This is an ostentatious sign that would be turned on by the thought of the upstairs neighbor hearing the sound of your moans. They’d probably ask you to moan louder, to scream their name. Possessive in nature, they’re not likely to want to keep your liaisons a secret. They’ll brag to everyone about how much you turn them on.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Leo, Aries, Sagittarius, or Aquarius would be able to match their fire.


The most selfless of Mars signs, Virgo will take the time to study and learn their partners every need, then spoil them rotten. For them, sex is less about themselves and more about their partner, which they their take time to choose. They can’t go around giving their undivided attention to just anyone. This is not a sign that enjoys meaningless or flashy sex and would rather have a private world they can escape to with their partner, where they can both explore their most vulnerable desires in peace.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Virgo, Taurus, Capricorn, or Pisces would be a perfect candidate for their generosity in bed.


A Mars in Libra is the very essence of harmony when it comes to sex. They’ll be chivalrous and romantic during courtship, but once they get you into the bedroom, prepare to be met with a savage frenzy of pent-up desire. A perfect balance of wild and refined, you’ll get the best of both worlds with them. This sign has a need for symmetry and they don’t want to do all the giving, nor all the taking because they get off on both. They want their partner to be on the same page and believe that sex should never leave one of them yearning for more.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Libra, Gemini, Aquarius, or Aries would be the perfect fit for their balanced eroticism.


There is no Mars sign more famous for its sexuality than Scorpio. In a way, their multifaceted libido contains a little of each sign, making them capable of all kinds of sexual impulses. Mysterious by nature, you won’t always know which Scorpio you’re gonna get, but you’ll never be in the dark about their intensity. They can get you wet by simply looking into your eyes. This is not a sign that enjoys sex if their partner isn’t serious about it. For them, sex must be deep, passionate, and extraordinary. They give it their all, like it’s the last time they’ll ever have sex.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Scorpio, Cancer, Pisces, or Taurus would be perfect for their powerful sex drive.


A Mars in Sagittarius has a direct, yet whimsical and innocent approach to sex. Fooling around and making each other laugh serves as ideal foreplay. Preferring not to intellectualize things nor romanticize them, they treat sex like a fun and lively exploration, retaining their childlike wonder all through-out. Don’t underestimate their friskiness, though. Their innocence will take their partner back in time to the lusty days of their youth, when they first discovered sex. Their playful honesty helps you forget that sex was ever something to be ashamed of.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Sagittarius, Aries, Leo, or Gemini will appreciate their fun-loving style in bed.


A Mars in Capricorn tends to value security, consistency, and wisdom from their sexual partner. They’re most attracted to someone more experienced, someone they can learn from. This makes being told what to do and being dominated in bed a fierce turn-on. They also need to know that they’re taken care of and won’t stand for a partner who’s eye wanders for even a second. It’s a straightforward approach they have to sex but it’s not without a hopelessly powerful depth. Sex with them is an intense, beyond-this-world connection.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo, or Cancer would be willing to disappear into their deep world.


There is no Mars sign more elusive and mysterious than Aquarius. Their style is more detached, aloof, and secretive than any other’s, which can turn you on to the point of oblivion or totally drive you insane. The reason for this is that they tend to find the hot-and-cold mind game beyond sexy, making them ideal when it comes to role-play or any other kinky endeavors that don’t require a huge emotional commitment. Although they run from dependency, there is no sign more willing to experiment with your craziest fantasies.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Aquarius, Gemini, Libra, or Leo would be willing to play their seductive mind games.


Pisces is the most spiritually developed of Mars signs. With a highly sensitive intuition, they sense their partner’s sexual needs without a word. Self-sacrificing and generous in bed, they often go with the flow of whatever their partner craves, setting aside their own needs. Forgiving by nature, if their partner decides they don’t want to sleep with them anymore, they’ll peacefully respect their decision. This can be infuriating for partners who really want them to fight harder for them. Regardless, they provide a dreamy and transcendent sexual experience.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio, or Virgo would be adore their magical touch.

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By Elizabeth Rayne


Hellier is what happens when an alien investigation team kinda starts living The X-Files for real. Seven years in the making, the docu-series mystery backtracks to 2012 when paranormal investigator Greg Newkirk (aka “Silver Fox Mulder”) was emailed by someone supposedly under attack by bizarre entities that would not leave him alone at night. All this might have sounded kind of unbelievable if the alleged photos of reptilian three-toed footprints and glowing eyes hadn’t emerged.

It gets weirder from there. Too many witnesses from the town of Hellier, Kentucky — the kind of town with just one gas-station-slash-grocery store and a pizza place — had some sort of sighting or encounter. Newkirk and his wife Dana, along with director Karl Pfeiffer and investigator Connor Randall joined forces to seek out what could possibly be lurking in the abandoned mine shafts deep in the shadows of the Appalachia.

If this still sounds questionable, you’re just not human if you don’t get spooked by the trailer.

Hellier is filmed in a way that is more cinematic than the usual shaky scenes filmed in a Jeep that is rapidly running out of gas in the middle of the woods. It is an earnest search for something that overshadows more than just one small town. It could, in fact, be spreading its proverbial tentacles much further.

The cinematography gives Hellier the feel of a movie when everything going on is in fact real (something that will seriously mess with your head), and unlike other docu-series that make you feel like an outsider looking in, you feel as if you’re actually with the team as they venture deeper and deeper into the mountains (something else that will mess with your head).

Hellier will invade Amazon Prime, YouTube, Vimeo and official site Hellier.TV on January 19. You’re going to want to binge this to the end.


31 ways we’re still using feng shui


here’s how you bring more balance to your life.

feng shui your home

The concept of feng shui is a simple one. Based on the Chinese philosophical system of organization, its focus is derived from an alignment of one’s self with the space in which they live as well as the objects that surround them. By utilizing feng shui, you can learn to harness the energy of all that surround you to create a more positive space that encourages love, happiness, and prosperity. While feng shui as a trend certainly had its day in the sun, we think the benefits of approaching your decor in this way are truly lasting.




There are eight cardinal directions that make up bagua, which is essentially an energy map determined by eight interrelated principles typically identified as: career, spiritual life, creativity, love, reputation, prosperity, health, and knowledge, respectively. Or, the eight major aspects of one’s life. Each principle holds a unique location within a room, beginning with ‘career’ situated by the entry point of the room and ending with ‘knowledge’.



… keep the entry point of the room well-lit! This principle is associated with a water sign and linked to the color blue.




… think metals and outfit the area with a round, framed mirror or a work of art.




… think of this as your “happiness” spot. Personal objects, especially those that hold a sentimental value are key.



love and relationships

… think double! Bring in pairs of furniture pieces such as armchairs, side stools, or opt for one love seat.


Decorative items such as lamps or wall art work as well for balancing love! Keep the area lighthearted and stick to a palette of earthy tones.




… consider this the best spot for displaying the accolades you’ve collected throughout the years. Good luck charms are highly encouraged.




…  think green. Literally! Bring in plants or any sort of lively, natural element. This is where your affinity (or mild obsession) for fresh flowers finally pays off!

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Keep the clutter to a minimum. What better excuse for spring cleaning? Ditch the unnecessary and create space for something new.


Prosperity is channeled through shades of purple, green, and gold. Sneak in small accent pieces (or go big with an accent wall!) featuring one of these shades.




… keeping this area free of clutter is key. The element linked to health is wood, so try and incorporate this earthy material into your decor in any form that best fits your style!




… establish an area that promotes learning and growth. Consider it another reason to turn that awkward corner into a reading nook.


Decorating Your Space

Arrange the furniture in your living room to promote an open and free-flowing space, especially one that encourages a conversational setup. This means, in a space that contains a sofa and armchairs, the armchairs should be facing the sofa.


A round or oval coffee table can instill a more fluid essence within a space, while the rectangular or square variety may promote a feeling of discontinuity.


That being said, a mix of various shapes paints a more complete picture, establishing a wholesome effect to the room.


Establish a clear focal point in the living room – whether it be the TV, window, or a work of art on the walls – and plan the positions of the remaining furnishings accordingly.


Bring in a cozy floor piece to create a defining zone for the main components of the room such as the sofa and the coffee table.


Unpleasant views out the window? Consider a decorative piece, such as a curtain or blinds, to create a delicate barrier between your living room and the outside.


Much like one would not like the idea of “overlooking” a particular aspect of their life, decorating a living room should hold a similar view. Be sure to give every square inch of the living room the thought and attention it deserves!

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Balance is key. Avoid heavily saturating one area of the living room with furnishings or decor. Try to stick to a cohesive decor flow.


Mirrors not only help instill a visually-enhanced feeling of depth, they also help “bounce around” positive energy.


Incorporate some sort of an element that pays an ode to water, to promote relaxation.


Store smart. Magazines piled up high on the coffee table? A sofa buried under throws and pillows? Find a storage solution that works for you and manages to seamlessly blend in with your decor. A chic basket or a bookcase will do the trick!


Opt for a neutral wall paint with pops of color scattered throughout the decor.


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… get rid of the negative. Opt for pleasant accents that are happy and positive.


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… use red! Albeit it’s a rather aggressive tone, this powerful shade can ignite the spirit from within.


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… create a laid-back environment by bringing in cool blue tones into the space. It’s commonly known that this shade has a soothing effect, which can support a relaxed vibe.


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change from within

… decorate with green! This revitalizing shade is known to motivate.


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positive energy

… yellow is key! This spirited hue is known for its cheeriness and ability to evoke a brightening element.


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… bring in the white. Psst, here’s your excuse to finally go for the whitewashed space!


Remember, it’s important create a space that feels right for you and channels your personal style. There is no right and wrong in designing your home!

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