How You Can Help People in Need During the Holidays

 

Decorations and lights are cheering up our homes and lining our streets, reminding us the holiday season is here. Many of us are so consumed with the rush for last-minute gifts and holiday parties, that we may forget there is suffering all around us. Our friends, family, and loved ones may be hurting in ways that we can’t or don’t know how to help.

Perhaps they have lost a loved one. Maybe they need assistance healing a painful past, or seek guidance and assurance for what they perceive to be an uncertain future. More often than not, for those of us suffering, the holidays can be particularly painful.

What’s the best gift I can get for someone who is suffering or grieving this holiday season?

What those in need likely wish for most is emotional support, serenity, and comfort. Not an easy thing to shop for, is it? It’s also very unlikely you’ll be able to find it in a store. Your interest is the best gift you can give anyone. Your love and affection can work miracles.

But, then again, it’s such a crazy busy time of year. What happens when you may not be able to lend them an ear, or be a shoulder to cry on?  Your attention is divided in ten different directions. You may not know how to support them. Sometimes, we’re not great listeners, despite our best intentions, and we may not be able to give those we love the answers or comfort they seek.

 Can a psychic help?

I’m a Boston psychic and medium who has been honing my gifts and abilities over the last three decades. I have assisted hundreds of people in need, providing spiritual guidance and communicating with those who’ve crossed over so those who love them and miss them dearly can achieve the emotional comfort or closure they need.

For those of us looking for answers or guidance about the future, I’m able to communicate with guardian angels who guide us through life, as well as connect a person to their own intuitive abilities, so that they can feel more certain of, and confident in, their decisions. 

A gift certificate for a reading by Boston’s best psychic medium might be the best present possible for suffering. It can be hard for us to see a sliver of light beyond the brick wall that we all face at one time or another in our lives. This season, give those in need that light, that hope, that comfort, and that peace.

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Boston’s Best Psychic: Connecting With Lost Loved Ones This Holiday Season

 

The holidays are a time for joy, cheer, and precious moments spent with family and friends. Yet for many of us, this time of year may also bring about sadness and longing for our loved ones who have passed on.

Perhaps you are grieving your first holiday spent without the departed. Or maybe the season simply brings back fond memories for you. It’s also possible, some of us feel melancholic without really looking inward and knowing the reasons why.

If you seek answers, guidance, or comfort from those who have touched your life and are no longer with us, you may want to consider a psychic medium reading to reach out to them.

Can you communicate with someone who has passed?

Our souls survive our bodily deaths. And while I believe we all have an ability to receive messages from those who have passed to the Other Side, not all of us are in tune with the higher vibrations of the spirit world to do so, or to communicate effectively with them.

How Boston’s best psychic medium can help

I have been giving readings for several decades. I act as a bridge between the spirit world and our day-to-day world, and am able to deliver messages from those who have passed on, to those who are in the physical world. This is my ability, my gift, and I have honed it so that I can share it with others.

Many of the spirits close to us want to let us know that they love us, are with us, and will always be with us. This knowledge can provide so much comfort for those they have left in this world.

You probably have someone very particular in mind that you wish to hear from this holiday season. While I can’t guarantee this spirit will show up, I suggest that before your reading, you set your intentions and call out to them. Let them know you’d like to talk to them, perhaps even sit down and write them a letter.

The holidays are a very spiritual time of year, and the overarching message is one of love. Love for the self, love for others, and love for that which we believe in. Reach out to your loved ones – both those in the physical world, and the beyond – this holiday season.

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Happy Holidays!   MaryLee

Managing Your Holiday Anxiety: 4 Self-Care Strategies

 

The holidays allow us to pause and truly take time to connect with our families, friends, and loved ones. However, for many of us, it can also mean a great deal of anxiety that stems from myriad sources, such as:

-having to prepare for and host a large holiday party;

-the stressors of financially overextending ourselves on gifts;

-long-distance travel by way of plane, train, or automobile; or

-having to endure those family members that we may truly love, but don’t particularly like or enjoy.

And these are just a few of the reasons that we feel more nervous during this merriest of seasons.

HOW TO MANAGE HOLIDAY ANXIETY

Below are four tips to help you manage this anxiety.

Tip #1: Get sufficient sleep.

The holidays tend to take you out of your regular routine. You and/or your family may not have to get up early to go to work or school, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw your schedule out the window, sleep in until noon, and stay up late. It’s important to get enough sleep every night. Research suggests that sleep deprivation can actually cause more anxiety. So try to stick as much as possible to a regular schedule and get enough sleep so you can recharge your brain, improve your focus, and elevate your mood.

Tip #2: Eat as healthily as possible.

At this time of year, we’re surrounded by candies, chocolates, cakes, and more! As much as possible, try not to overindulge on the sweet treats. While sugar doesn’t cause anxiety, it can make your symptoms worse. Eat balanced meals, and perhaps a small sweet after dinner. This will avoid the rush of energy and sugar crash you get when you go straight to dessert on an empty stomach.

Tip #3: Don’t stop exercising.

If physical activity is a part of your usual routine, it’s important you stick to it during the holiday season. It’s very easy decide to treat yourself by taking a day or week off from the gym. But physical activity works as an excellent anxiety management tool. It takes your mind off your frustrations, and releases mood-enhancing endorphins.

Tip #4: Take a few minutes every day to meditate.

Not only should you foster a healthy body, but you should also foster a healthy mind. One great way to combat and relieve the holiday jitters is to indulge in just a few minutes of meditation every day. Not only will it decrease any depression you may be experiencing, but it has been proven to make people more resilient to stress, reduce stress levels, and relieve emotional pain, all of which will make you much more compassionate to those around you.

So breathe deeply, be present, tune into your body, and remember during those tough anxiety-riddled moments that we all want the same thing. If you’re feeling hurt by a family member, understand that they, like you, are doing the best they can. Pause to center yourself (leave the room if you have to), clear your mind of the overwhelm, and let the feelings and emotions pass through you.

HOW BOSTON’S BEST PSYCHIC MEDIUM CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR ANXIETY

I believe that only when we change our thought patterns, can we change our moods and allow ourselves to heal, physically and spiritually. Our thoughts are powerful and have significant effects on our minds, hearts, and bodies. Guided meditation is an excellent way to relieve stress, both the acute (during the holiday season) and the chronic (if you suffer from it every day of your life).

I have been giving psychic intuitive sessions for nearly 30 years, and have helped multiple clients open themselves to mindfulness and broaden their understanding of the importance of inner peace in what can sometimes be a chaotic world. I help others understand where their anxiety comes from, how to let it go and not let it impact them, and how to move toward healing.

Get a gift certificate today, and give either yourself, or your loved ones, the gift of serenity. To purchase a gift certifcate or book a reading, click on the blue tab at the bottom of the page. I look forward to reading for you!  

The History of Psychic Mediums in the US Part 3

Spirit Communication: Legitimate Practice or Fraudulent Hoax?

Spiritualism was embraced not only because of its philosophical aspects and the comfort and stability it provided (namely, the hope that there was life after death), but also because it combined empirical scientific methods and discoveries of the time, with the religious afterlife.

While the Roman Catholic Church decreed the practice be condemned, it did approve the scientific investigation of related psychic phenomena. By the end of the 19th Century, spiritualism inspired physic research into the various claims made by mediums and supporters, such as telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, and spirit contact. The practice became a way to provide evidence to support the religious beliefs in life after death, and the existence of the soul.

Spiritualism gained credibility with the support of distinguished members of society, including the New York Tribune editor, Horace Greeley, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wrote, in The New Revelation (1918):

The conclusion, then, of my long search after truth, is that in spite of occasional fraud, which Spiritualists deplore, and in spite of wild imaginings, which they discourage, there remains a great solid core in this movement which is infinitely nearer to positive proof than any other religious development with which I am acquainted.

Research at the time proved the existence of clairvoyance and the legitimacy of spirit contact. Sir William Crookes, president of the Royal Society, which is the national scientific organization of Great Britain, investigated and pronounced as genuine, phenomena produced by at least one medium, Florence Cook.

Of course, not all mediums are created equal. This can be said about people in any profession or vocation. There were some mediums exposed as frauds. In the 20th Century, famous magicians like Harry Houdini, Milbourne Christopher, and James Randi joined efforts to expose their practices. This somewhat damaged spiritualism’s reputation and pushed it to the fringes of society, but it was revisited and reborn in full force in the 1970s.

I am a psychic medium who has honed and trained my abilities to communicate with the souls of those who have passed. For more information on my sessions, please contact me here.

The History of Psychic Mediums in the US Part 2

 The Spiritualist Movement Takes Hold Across the US

 

Spiritualism got its name in the 1850s. It was fashionable with both men and women across every social class, and, in fact, what differentiated it from other major organized religions of the time was the significant role played by women and lay people. It was accessible even to those on the religious margins.

Spiritualism became widespread and common as a form of entertainment through the mass media, having been written about in various publications, like the Scientific American, the New York Herald, and the New York Times. Historically, spiritualism was organized in small groups or private sessions with mediums conducting séances. Larger gatherings were also held for public demonstrations. In the 1860s and 1870s, you could sit for spirit photographs, or take part in séances “for kicks,” where ghosts appeared, voices spoke, and messages wrote themselves.

 

In the 1880s, it’s estimated that there were 8 million spiritualists across the US and Europe. And while the spiritualist movement didn’t organize as a church, associations appeared in various areas of the US after the Civil War. The National Spiritualist Association (later the National Spiritualist Association of Churches) was organized in 1893.

How did other religious organizations react? The church associated the practice with witchcraft. Protestant bodies were anti-spiritualist, and the Holy Office of the Roman Catholic Church decreed, in 1898, that spiritualistic practices be condemned. Despite all this, spiritualism thrived. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, there were 250,000 practicing spiritualists in the US.

 

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