All Alone But Free

The beauty of what I see puts me at ease with my day. The river is quiet as I sit here in the cabin and watch. It will calm me down I’m sure. So much always goes on around me, but I was able to escape. I hear myself say the word ‘escape’, but it is how I feel. I listen once more to the calmness of the water, and I take a breath in. I have only been here one day, but in that time frame I have slowed down and yes once more I escaped. Then I say to myself what seems so bad that I need to leave or run away from.

Pressure all around. Family manages to get into my life and thoughts. I concern myself quite a bit with my only daughter. She is my heartbeat as are her two children, my only grandchildren. Not that I don’t love my two sons my daughter is another story a different lifetime. I am having to step back, and I can say step way back but emotionally it’s a challenge. I will let her have her own life no matter what. Her ideas are different so I must allow. Now I am looking at the mountain and they are so massive, and I could say so strong. It makes me feel good to look at them and I think, I am strong, she is strong so I will step back and allow.

To be Continued

Well, here I go again. The tears are falling once more and it just took two glasses of wine to make it happen.

I am on my way home to Florida from England, following a visit with my daughter, Maiteland, and her two children. Next time I write a story on an airplane I will probably be coming back from visiting them in Read More

Family Milestone

It has been over five hours since I leftSpain. At first I was quite calm, but things have changed dramatically. I am aboard the second plane toMiamiand then a third plane will take me home toTampa. Traveling has been a grueling experience for me today starting with my run throughMadridAirportinSpainto catch the plane that would start my journey home.

No time for emotions… just concentrate on making the airplane on time. I stored my thoughts or, we could say suppressed my thoughts, which equaled the emotions bubbling just below the surface. Lunch was served and I chose a glass of red wine. As I ate my food and drank my wine the tears began Read More

My Real Father

It was a Saturday morning and I was outside watching my son Richard play. It felt quite warm for May and summer was definitely on its way. At the time of this story, Richard was not quite two and I was pregnant with my second baby. I lived in a nice two bedroom home in a good neighborhood inLanham,Marylandand my husband had gone to work for the day.

Next door to me lived my Uncle Ray. He was my uncle on my grandmother’s side and he and his family were renting from neighbors who had moved out of state. Uncle Ray had four children and he and my Aunt Neomi worked during the day. I didn’t get to see them much, mainly just on the weekends.

While I was standing there watching Richard, Uncle Ray came over and Read More

Second Son Milestone

I think back about my life sometimes too much… and realize that the years have been going faster than I wanted them to.

I had been married almost two years, with a young son just under a year old. My husband worked as a pile driver in theWashington,D.C.area and I was a data entry operator inLanham,Maryland. We had lived in the Kent Village Apartments for over a year and were now looking for a new home.

I was driving around in an area I liked that was not too far from the apartments when I spotted a two bedroom home under construction. There were six of them altogether and they all had nice front yards and full back yards which would be ideal for kids. The front of the house was a half brick look which I really liked because it was a little different. I wrote down the phone number so I could Read More

Sermon – Friends

I am a Certified Spirit Medium and ordained minister with a private practice in Tampa, Florida. I was ordained as a minister through Harmony Church in Tampa and currently serves at People’s Spiritualist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida. I am publishing many of my sermons online as they may both benefit you, and illustrate additional spiritual services that I can provide to you at weddings or other gatherings.

To start I would like to read you a scripture from 2 Corinthians chapter 13 verse 11. Finally, brothers, rejoice – mind your ways, encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.

I feel this verse say a lot about how to live, respect, and care about people. You know there is an old saying, “ you can’t live with them, but you can’t live without them. I think this statement is in reference to men, but lets use it for people. People are our mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, children, co-workers, associates, and close friends. All of us are made in the image and likeness of God. We are God the “I AM” says that. We have a Soul, a spirit, and a heart that is full of love, kindness, and emotions.

I have a lot of people around me all of the time. A few years ago I had an unusually hard time. Although of late it seems to me every year is challenging, but this particular year I had a lot of changes in my business world and in my personal. The aunt, who raised me crossed over to the other side, my sons went back to our hometown, and my daughter left for Europe. Her leaving was the hardest adjustment for me. I was on an emotional roller coaster ride all that year. If it had not been for close friends and family or just people in general I don’t know what I would have done. I can go to so many instances.

Close Friends: someone you can call at 6:30 in the morning to come over and have coffee while you bleed your heart out. Someone who house sits while you are away. Someone, who fixes you dinner when you are tired and dragging from a hard day. So many good things, so much to be grateful for. I could go on and on.

Co-workers: Those who help you to get through the day when work is heavy and dead lines have to be met. Those that hand you a cup of coffee when they see you walking in the office door dead tired from the day before.

Acquaintances: People you don’t know a lot about but give you a smile and a friendly hello to help keep you moving through out the day.

Family: They hold you close and put you first when thing’s are happening that you have no control over. My family and I drew very close on the transition of my aunt to the other side. She was the only Mother that I knew. She instilled a lot of strong qualities within me that I am to this day very grateful for. There were a lot of times when I would talk to her about my psychic or spiritual learning. She would listen and then I would hear her say ‘whatever Janet’. She didn’t believe or disbelieve. I know now that she is up there watching me and probably still saying ‘whatever Janet’

With this in mind I would like to read one more scripture to you from Galatians chapter 5:verses 22-26. ‘In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, and faithfulness. Gentleness, self control. Against such there is no law’. ‘Now those who belong to Christ (Jesus) have crucified their flesh with its passions and desires. ‘If we live in the spirit, let us also follow the Spirit. ‘Let us not be conceited, provoking one another, envious of one another.

All God wants us to do is be happy, and love one another. We are a free Spirit with the ability to choose for ourselves. Life can be very challenging. Look around you and see everyone as you see yourself. Think about all the good that is in your life. See people with patience, and kindness. Know that everyone is here for a purpose. Try to understand that the experiences we have with people are needed for growth, and its how you handle it that makes it what it is. Remember if we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit, and know that God loves us no matter what.