Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - Angelic Awakenings

Angels are with us throughout our lives, offering unconditional love, guidance and protection. At a young age, Jill Michelle's inner voice gave her cause for reflection.  "Do you hear voices telling you where to go to be safe?" she asked her mom.  "Yes, everybody has those," Jill's mom confirmed.  Yet over time it became clear to Jill, in respect to voices in our heads, many of us simply aren't listening.

How many of us conceive our child's imaginary friend to be nothing more than an overactive imagination?  Playing hide and seek, Jill's innocence allowed her to trust her unseen companion who suggested ideal hiding spots.  "Angels would tell me to hide behind a tree," she reminisces.  "It was such an obvious place; in plain view.  I was certain this person would find me.  They never did."

Whether hidden by branches, or a feathery cloak of invisibility, Jill surmises angels are always nearby offering guidance and protection.  "As early as I remember I heard angels," she tells us. "They've helped me a lot through my life."

Awakenings, aka state of consciousness, occur for many reasons:  heightened awareness, transitioning into new energy, traumatic experiences, miracles, spiritual enlightenment, and quite simply put, touched by an angel. 

In 2001, Jill experienced her own Angelic Awakening.  "I was riding a horse during a jump lession, having just gone over a jump.  The jumps weren't spaced properly.  We were going at a fast pace.  The horse, galloping along, tried to take off.  Caught up in the jump, her hind legs sent poles flying.  I landed, lying immobile, flat on the ground with my arms pinned under me.  I thought I'd be crushed.  The horse was going to land on me.  I didn't know if I'd die.  I knew I'd probably be maimed for life from the weight of an 1100 lb animal. 

As I lay there I felt invisible hands (similar to a hover craft touching my shoulders) pulling me out of the way; moving me forward.  I heard the horse fall to the ground.  I felt her breath on the back of my neck; her legs in front clawing at the sand.  She got up.  I got up.  We were both fine," sighed Jill.  "That was a really strange experience.  I thanked whoever helped me." 

Saint Jerome said it best, "How great the dignity of the soul, since each one has from his birth an angel commissioned to guard it."  It's reassuring; no matter where we go, or what we do, our guardian angels remain close. 

It is not known how many angels visit our earthly plane, yet I imagine, just as their love is limitless, so are their quantities.  Communicating through dreams, signs, sound, light, colours, and animals, angels have a lot to say.  They are very social; not to imply they like hanging out at parties.  Dull conversations and obvious pick-up lines aside, angelic messages are enlightening, entertaining, and more often extremely benefiical!  Don't knock the guy smiling at you from the bar.  In their efforts to engage, angels also appear in physical form.

Should you be searching for your "dream guy", may I suggest Archangel Michael? An angel for every occasion, Archangel Michael offers safety, encouragement, inspiration, unconditional love, understanding, patience, security, hope, support and courage.  Describing Michael as a "real heart throb", Jill notes, "He comes to me in beautiful blue clothing; he's just gorgeous!" 

Often seen carrying a sword and shield, Michael is considered a protector, cutting unwanted cords; healing old wounds; sheltering us from danger. "There was someone attempting to harm one of my kids," recalls Jill.  "I saw Archangel Michael leading him away.  He protects everyone." 

Sharing our consciousness, angels listen to our thoughts.  "Angelophany" is the art of perceiving angels.   Deep relaxation enhances ESP and psychic abilities.  Jill recommends meditation for being "quiet within yourself".  Grounding is also important. 

"Clear your mind, focus on your inner-being; your soul.  Information flows.  Night time during sleep is best as you're not focused on everything that happened in the day."

"Frère Jacques", a lullaby sung by children around the globe, may resonate spiritually, and for good reason.  Estimated to be set in the mid-nineteenth century, "Frère" translating to "Friar" is a song about a religious monk named Jacques.  "Frère Jacques, frère Jacques, Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?"

How conscious are you?  Are you awake, or sleepingDormez-vous?

Click here to view our interview with Jill Michelle - Angelic Awakenings.  (Video presently not available.)

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - The Akashic Records - The Library to Your Collective Consciousness

The Akashic Records, otherwise known as the spiritual library of past-life existence and historical knowledge can be accessed through deep meditation, daydreaming and prayer. However, to do so one must respect God's will and ask permission to enter the vault.

"Available to seers, mystics, oracles and people of higher consciousness, the Akashic Records were, until recently, unknown to most." Cris Ann Mulreed of Wilton, Connecticut aspires to change this. "Now that the energy is moving and people are raising their consciousness," comments Cris Ann, "More people are ready for it."

"The Akashic Records are a vibrational record," Cris Ann tells us. "Every thought, word and deed the soul ever experienced on its journey is recorded in the Akasha; the primary substance from which all things are made. The Akashic Records (stored in the Akashic Field, also known as the Zero Point Field) are everywhere; in another dimension of consciousness." Dreaming and sleeping are examples of other dimensions of consciousness.

"As children, some of the things we do at playtime," derives Cris Ann, "Soldiers at War, Cowboys and Indians, King Arthur and the Knights, may be reflective of a past life incarnation. People are tapping into Akashic Records all the time without realization or intent."

"Transcending religion, you can find the Akashic Records in Judaism, Catholicism, Egyptianism and even the Bible.  The records are also known as The Book of Life, the Hall of Two Truths, God's Book of Remembrance, and The Rolls of Graphael."  

"Known as The Sleeping Prophet, Edgar Cayce performed over 14,000 Akashic Record readings while in a hypnotic trance," recalls Cris Ann. Known best for his ability to heal, Edgar Cayce is believed to be the founder of the New Age movement.

The Lords of the Records or Keepers of the Records (a group of nonphysical Light Beings, never incarnate),  maintain the integrity of the records.  Masters (with you since your soul's birth) and Teachers (lesson-specific; may be with you for many lifetimes), and passed Loved Ones, information from the Akasha is revealed only if pertinent to a situation you are experiencing at present. In reference to an Akashic consultation, Cris Ann advises, "It's on a need-to-know basis. Too much information would be overwhelming. Not all information is available to everyone at any point in time."

An Akashic practitioner, Cris Ann works with prayer to establish a pillar of light to connect to the heart of the Akashic Records.  "The most important thing I'm doing is first bathing the person in Akashic energy, which is therapeutic, and  second, retrieving information. Through the spoken word the energy comes through, allowing some to have a paradigm shift in the moment. I found past life readings to be very healing, as knowing past lives can eliminate fear in the present."
Prior to our show I connected with Cris Ann (by phone on November 15, 2011 at exactly 12:01 p.m. EST). I'd like to share my Akashic Record Reading with you:

"Energy comes in from the Heart of the Akashic Records  18” inches above the crown chakra and connects to my heart," shares Cris Ann. "From there it forms a beam between my heart and the client's heart.  Acknowledging this person by their common name I ask the Lords to SEE this person through the eyes of the Lord of the Records and to know this person through the Light of the Akashic Records."
"You have a gift of understanding; the ability to see truth and light. Most people entertain life with their glass half full yet yours is 95 percent full. Having the ability to see light in any situation you are more conscious than most. You were born knowing, a result of many lifetimes of evolution. Getting to the quick of things you can see through any muddle, having a strong sense of what is, and what is right. Having a broader perspective/broader vision, you are keener and sharper. You trust your intuition and heart to guide you. When talking to people, your voice and selection of words carry a healing vibration, enabling you to help others take in info they might otherwise not be open to.

You've spent many lifetimes raising people's consciousness; historically and selflessly, time and time again; sometimes at the cost of your health and relationships. Radiating and embracing light, you help people find their true selves. It's a natural evolution where you've always champed for a cause. I also see writing and performing experienced in many past lives. I see a book being published; it's already in the works and it will help the masses."

Words can’t express how amazing Cris Ann’s reading was, however, I will do my best:

I think we all wonder why we’re here and what our true purpose is. In my heart, I’ve always known, yet it was Cris Ann’s words that affirmed I’m on the right path. Once the Akashic Records were “open”, I felt very emotional, and more importantly VERY close to Heaven. It was such an uplifting experience. It reminded me that life here on earth with its many challenges, doesn’t have to be feared. We are NOT alone, we have a divine path, and we’re simply heavenly bodies living the human experience.

For myself, I’ve always felt a calling to help people as far back as I can remember. Apparently, I’ve had the intent to raise consciousness through many, many lifetimes. I’m at peace now, knowing I’m right where I’m meant to be and that I have Heaven’s full support. Thank you so much Cris Ann. You are truly an angel on earth, and I’m so glad we connected!

Click here to contact Cris Ann regarding your own personal Akashic Record Journey. Cris Ann invites 5 or 6 of our viewers to join her in studying the Akashic Records. If you're interested in this great opportunity, please contact Cris Ann at

Click here to view our interview on the Akashic Records with Cris Ann Mulreed.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - Vibrational Harmony and Loving the Game of Life!

On the cusp of the Millenium, doomsayers feared the end of the world, while new age positive thinkers practised Laws of Attraction. Beverly Nadler, a dynamic speaker, reprogramming coach, and author discusses her newest books, Vibrational Harmony and Loving the Game of Life!

Inspired by those who couldn't comprehend the power of metaphysical energy, Beverly Nadler, in the year 2000, envisioned Vibrational Harmony.

"There are specific Laws of Energy we are subject to while living in the 3rd dimension," Beverly remarks, "Vibrational Harmony teaches those laws in addition to reprogramming our subconscious."

"In life, we must be in harmony and resonance with what we wish to attract to ourselves," notes Beverly. "It's based on the Law of Attraction, but there's so much more involved. There's the Law of Cause and Effect, (also known as Causality), and the Law of Polarity, also known as Law of Duality, which often confuses people. Polarity tells us this is a dual-dimension. With every negative there's a positive. With every up, there's a down. With every joy there's also unhappiness. This is what exists in our universe. We need to learn how to participate knowing these laws exist."

The Law of Rhythm, Beverly defines as cycles. Things are good (being what we want) and things are bad (being what we don't want). Sometimes we're healthy, sometimes we're ill. Finances are better, or at times, worse. Relationships thrive; relationships fail.

"There's the Law of Relativity," Beverly adds, "We look at things and say 'that's terrible', but when we compare it to something else perhaps it's not terrible at all. Maybe it's actually good compared to something else. We may look at something and think it's big, yet compared to something else it's really quite small."

Beverly explains, these laws are "very important ways of looking at the world. This is explained very clearly in my book, Vibrational Harmony."

"As we evolve and expand our levels of consciousness, we have more mastery over our emotions. Even though some things cause us to feel disturbed, depressed or fearful, we're able to control that, release the negativity and move on."

"Everything is energy.  We are conditioned to  believe in the Material Model, which means everything (including life itself) is hard and unyielding, and things usually cannot be changed no matter what we do,"  teaches Beverly. "Creating and attracting our life has to do with energy fields, vibrations and frequencies, all of which can be changed.  Therefore, we need to replace our belief in the Material Model with the Energy Model."

"When we learn how to better use our mind, we can change our energy and shift things that appear to be negative. Some amazing things happen even though outside circumstances remain just as they are. When we embrace that, without being frightened by it or angry, something happens in our outer environment that supports us in a very different way."

With a sense of urgency, Beverly implores us to contribute positively to the world. "What we do, what we think, how we behave has a tremendous affect on the entire planet. We must learn to manage our emotions. It is up to us to determine how we respond to life."

Understanding negative emotions send negative energy to the entire universe, Beverly reasons, "Some people are in such a state of fear, anxiety and resentment, when we're around them we can feel it. What separates us from being aligned with our spiritual self, are negative emotions." This conjectural wall interferes with communication between our physical being and divine self. Only when these negative emotions are released, can we accomplish what we want in life. "Life changes dramatically."

A transcendent journey, Loving the Game of Life validates we are spiritual beings living the human experience. Trusting evidence from metaphysics, physics, quantum physics, philosophy, psychology, ancient and spiritual teachings, Beverly notes, "People will understand they are infinite and eternal with no separation from them and the power that created the universe."

"Every human being has come from the state of spirit, not in their physical form." Beverly believes we choose certain experiences that ensure spiritual growth. "It is important that when we awaken we ask questions, 'What do I really want in this life?' 'How can I bring my vibrations into the highest possible frequency so I can attract what I want and in the process support the universe and help it evolve?'"

Beverly assures us the universe is evolving. Are you ready? Shouldn't we all be loving the game of life?

Click here to view our interview with Beverly.


Beverly is a weekly guest on "Joyce Barrie & Friends" radio show, airing Monday-Friday at 11:00AM Eastern time. Beginning in January, Beverly will be on every Thursday. All previous shows are in the archives.

Beverly teaches a variety of subjects, including Universal and Mental Laws based on the laws of energy, Reprogramming the Subconscious Mind, Holistic Health and Expansion of Consciousness. To read about and order her books see below.

Read about Vibrational Harmony at Beverly Nadler book and testimonials at Book testimonials.  Due to technical issues, please contact Beverly to order the ebook. 

Here's what Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of New York Times Best Seller series, Chicken Soup for the Soul says about Vibrational Harmony:  "If you're ready to effortlessly achieve your heart's desires, read Beverly's brilliant, insightful and easy to do book.  Do what it says and get it all!"

Read about and order Loving the Game of Life at the website. (Be sure to read what others have to say about this life-transforming book!)

Beverly’s website is Contact her from her site or Please let her know that you heard her on Ask your Angels. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - LIFE AFTER LIFE with Dr. Raymond A. Moody, M.D., Ph.D.

At what age do we begin questioning our faith? How many of us, whether devout believers or on-the-fence have asked, "What if this is all there is?"

For me, the age was 13. Growing up Anglican in a small town offered little resource to a young girl who knew there was more, yet at times feared there was less. It was during this period of anxiousness, that Dr. Raymond A. Moody's book, LIFE AFTER LIFE presented itself. Looking back, I believe divine intervention played a role, for this book changed my life!

Author of 11 books (which sold over 13 millions copies), Dr. Raymond A. Moody coin-phrased Near Death Experience in 1975.

"A near-death experience is a spiritual experience taking place when someone is near death; where they're in an accident, have an injury, infection, incident of childbirth, or trauma in which they are nearly killed," explains Dr. Moody. "Many of them undergo a cardiac arrest from which they are resuscitated. When these people are revived, they give us very vivid descriptions. Very often they tell us they hear their doctor, nurse or someone present say, 'Oh my God, he's dead' or words to that effect."

In sharing these extraordinary stories, Dr. Moody answers the question, "What happens when we die?" From his patients' points of view, the similiarities are astonishing.

"They leave their physical bodies, entering a state of consciousness so profound, there are no words to describe it." No matter how articulate, or how many languages they speak, Dr. Moody suggests the best way to summarize their experience is to keep things simple.

Journeying through a tube or passageway described as a tunnel, patients find themselves in the presence of a brilliant light. "They say it's far brighter than anything we've experienced while we're alive, and in no way is it uncomfortable to their eyes." Dr. Moody continues, "They feel complete comfort, joy and peace." Many recall loved ones or friends passed, welcoming them on the other side.

"They undergo panoramic memory . Every event in their life, or action taken, displays around them instantly. Like a hologram they see everything at once. They later relate it to a sequence, yet in the experience, it's not sequential at all. Everything is there at once. "It's like you're looking at another person. When you see yourself doing an action, you remember the action. When that action has its consequence, you find yourself embedded in the consciousness of those with whom you've interacted. So if you see yourself doing a mean or unkind action to one of your fellow human beings then you feel the sadness you brought about. If you see yourself doing a kind-hearted and loving action toward someone else, then you feel the good feelings you brought about."

Returning to their physical bodies, many claim to have no transitional recollection. Many were told they had to return to complete unfinished business, while others were given a choice. "It's not surprising that many want to stay in that light," concedes Dr. Moody, "Yet the most common reason for returning is to raise their young children."

Aftereffects of this journey consist of acceptance of an afterlife and an understanding that our presence here is to "learn how to love."

"That is a structure of a near-death experience which has been studied by physicians all over the world. We find these common patterns of experience unfolding by people who almost died," concludes Dr. Moody. "We now have genuinely rational means of investigating this in entirely new ways, that are not pseudoscientific. The real problem that has vexed the investigation of life after death since the time of Plato is not scientific. It's logical. The logic we have in the West, the statements about life after death, don't compute given that logic. This was pointed out by David Hume, a friend of Ben Franklin's. The notion of an afterlife is just not commensable or computable with the logic we have. To quote him, 'By the mere light of reason it seems difficult to prove the Immortality of the Soul.' Some new species of logic is needed for that purpose; some new faculties of the mind, that they may enable us to comprehend that logic.

Until recently that has been regarded as an impossible task. What I'm confident in saying now is that problem has been solved. This opens up entirely new ways to explore life after death. I'm ready to stand up for that. You have to go through a lengthy process of thinking through a very complex case and that's going to be essentially impossible for those who are already in this. A new era is coming in the investigation of life after death. We will soon have entirely new ways to investigate this question. I feel we are closer than we have ever been in human history to a genuine rational process. It's going to create an entirely new generation of people who are going to investigate life after life in totally new ways. We are on the verge of great things."

We welcome you to take a deeper look into Dr. Moody's investigation into this phenomenon by exploring his many books, such as Life After Life, Life After Loss, The Light Beyond, The Last Laugh, Coming Back, Reunions: Visionary Encounters With Departed Loved Ones, Reflections on Life After Life, and his latest book Glimpses of Eternity.

Please click here to view our interview on the Ask Your Angels Talk Show with Dr. Raymond A. Moody, M.D., Ph.D., which originally aired December 7, 2011.

A special thank you to Dr. Moody, for helping me find my way so many years ago, and for joining me on our show. It was truly a dream come true!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - REIKI, Your Spirit Life Force

Registered Reiki Master Teacher, Kerri Fargo, B.A., RT-CRA from Waterdown's Circle of Light Reiki Centre joined us this evening to discuss a Japanese healing form of alternate medicine.

"Reiki is a two-part word, the rei meaning universal life force and the ki is energy," defined by Kerri as our energy, and the life energy flowing in all things.

In the latter half of the 19th century, Mikao Usui developed Reiki during a 21-day practice on Mount Kurama (Kushu Shinren).

"This enlightening experience, Usui wanted to share with other people," Kerri explains, "Resulting in the Usui form of Reiki."

A busy mom, Kerri encourages Reiki on the Go. "I tell my students, you don't need the massage table, the music, the candles and that hour to yourself to enjoy the benefits of Reiki." Giving herself ten-minute Reiki healings throughout the day, Kerri informs us, "There's no such thing as too much Reiki."

From bee stings to weak immune systems, skate-boarding accidents, behavioural issues or sleep disorders, Reiki is an effective alternate for healing children. "My son was stung by some bees while playing outside," recalls Kerri. "It's the first time I reikied someone other than myself. I held him by the hands. His eyes were getting so big; my hands were getting so hot. Then he tried to pull away because he was fine and wanted to go play. All that remained were three little red dots from where he was stung."

Performing Reiki on others is safe, without risk of draining your personal energy reserve. Kerri describes this as "plumbing".

"You're the tube the energy comes out," she explains, "Consequently people feel better after performing Reiki because the energy runs through them first, giving them a boost." Kerri assures us Reiki transference is completely safe as you can't absorb anyone's illness.

Being empathic, Kerri admits experiencing pain from those she's treating. "At first I didn't understand it until a few years later when I met another empath. She assured me this was normal for those who are sensitive." Seeing the value in Reiki, Kerri reasons, "It's a wonderful tool for everyone to practice on themselves. If we all feel better, and our energy is better, we're going to give more to the people in our lives who need us."

Did Jesus perform Reiki? Kerri surmises, "He was operating at a very high frequency. He could lay his hands on someone and they'd have an instantaneous healing. Most Reiki practitioners would like to get to that point where they can guarantee healing with other people. However, Reiki doesn't interfere with anyone's free will. People heal at their own pace." Subsequently Reiki doesn't interfere with other remedies, treatments or medications. "Reiki, though very gentle, is also strong and powerful."

Comparing Reiki's many developmental degrees to Ice Cream Sundaes, Kerri advises, start with vanilla icecream before adding whipped cream and sprinkles. Building a solid foundation is key in becoming a Reiki Master.

For more information, please click here to view our BlogTV interview with Kerri. (At this time, our video is being processed and will be available for viewing shortly.) We welcome you to visit Kerri's website at

* Kerri will be joining us again in the Summer of 2012 to discuss her exciting trip to Glastonbury, England*

Kerri's Itinerary:

'Return to The Heart' Retreat
Glastonbury England ~ Summer 2012

Dates: July 1st-11th 2012
Glastonbury is a very special and sacred place. It is considered the HEART CHAKRA of the earth!
JULY 1st: Pick up from Gatwick. Transport to Glastonbury. Evening Group Dinner.

JULY 2nd: Tour of Glastonbury.  (The Abbey, Chalice Well, The Tor, Holy Thorn Tree, Gog and Magog)

JULY 3rd: Day off in Glastonbury to enjoy the shops and many healing centres, or to revisit the Abbey, or any other sites you want to spend more time in.

JULY 4th:  Tour of Avebury and Crop Circles and Merlin's Mound at Malborough

JULY 5th: Tour of Tintagel.Day tour to Tintagel, to include hermits Cell, Merlin’s cave and Arthurs Castle plus a visit to The Hurlers Stone circle
and the Chessewring. Overnight in Cornwall.  

JULY 6th: St Michaels Mount, Lands End,  Meno tol stone circle.

JULY 7th: Tour of Stonehenge with private access into Stonehenge after hours( we will be alone inside the stone circle and able to experience the healing energy of this place(it is normally roped off to the public).  Woodhenge.  Salisbury, plus any crop circles.

JULY 8th:  Tour of Wells, Bath and Stoney Littleton Long Barrow. Bath Spa (optional-extra cost)

JULY 9th:  Day off in Glastonbury to enjoy the shops and many healing centres, or to revisit the Abbey, or any other sites you want to spend more time in.

JULY 10th: Day off in Glastonbury. Evening Group Dinner.

JULY 11TH: Return to Gatwick.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - Transform Your Life - Discover Your Roots With URBAN ROOTS YOGA!

Concerned the amount of "UM"s I say on camera may inspire a drinking game, I've decided to chant a more uplifting, high-resonated "OM" instead.  According to Melanie,  a registered Yoga teacher and a graduate of The School of Yoga Therapy and Natural Medicine, many people avoid "OM" as a meditation device. 

"I don't want to do any chanting, or any weird sounds," they say.  One of Melanie's favourite students admits she loves Yoga, loves the benefits, yet proclaims, "There's no way I'm every going to OM!"  Luckily, OMing is purely optional.

"OM stimulates various parts of the body," Melanie explains, "While studying Yoga Therapy in India, the mantra 'OM' was used for people with heart trouble as the vibration helps to heal tissue and regulate blood pressure."

The founder of Urban Roots Yoga, Melanie believes Yoga can heal and transform your life.  CAMH (The Canadian Addiction and Mental Health Centre) for youths in the Concurrent Disorder Program and the Yellow Door Learning Centre (operated by Seeds of Hope Foundation) certainly agree.  Offering, at no charge, several 16-week Kundalini Yoga for Addiction Recovery programs to participants (in life transition) who visit the house for arts and wellness programs, Melanie's community support changes lives every day!

Toronto businesses such as Sunlife Insurance, Toronto Western Hospital, Flight Centre, Children's Aid, Wellness Inc., MCIS, Hansa Language Centre and Embody Fitness reflect the diversity in Yoga, and its benefits for both young and not-so young clientele.

Originating in India, Yoga (derived from the Sanskrit word 'Yuj' meaning connect or unite) dates back approximately 10,000 years.  "The script of the Vedas," Melanie states, "Eludes the idea of practicing a Yogic Spiritual Lifestyle.  Over 2,000 years ago it was written and described in full detail by Patanjali.

With over 194 aphorisms, Yoga Sutras (otherwise known as Yoga Darshana, the vision of Yoga) express the art and science of traditional Yoga meditation for Self-Realization.  Patanjali, credited with writing the Yoga Sutras, presented Yoga as Ashtanga Yoga, meaning 8 limbs.  "It's eight different aspects for leading a Yogic Lifestyle," explains Melanie, "Which leads to enlightenment."

"Yoga creates a sense of space in the mind and body, allowing you to find clarity." 

"Growing up in a small town, my thirst for spirituality and a connection wasn't being quenched," recalls Melanie.  "Always searching for a higher meaning, I had a deeper longing for something more."  Realizing a turn down the wrong path was a blessing in disguise, Melanie changed direction after a brief interlude in a little church courtyard.  "During this dark time, I had an epiphany.  I was to study and teach Yoga, passing these teachings on to others." 

Finding the truth within is a spiritual aspect of Yoga.  "Truth leads to trust; in the universe and within ourselves." remarks Melanie.  Knowing we're all connected, she believes Yoga will help achieve the "understanding of a higher power - a spirit, in the world around us; in other people." Whether religious or non-religious, Yoga benefits everyone.

Click here to view our interview with Melanie Woosley.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - Paranormal Activity

Unexplained manifestations unmeasurable by Science, aka paranormal activity continue to induce screaming, running, fear, panic, excitement, curiosity, and questions; lots of questions.  Do ghosts exist?  Why are they here?  How do I eliminate an unwanted presence?  Can investigations increase activity?

Returning guest Michelle Desrochers, (Canada's Most Haunted/Burlington Ghost Walks) believes ghosts "are definitely out there, judging by everything we've captured in regards to spirits; photographs, voice recordings..." Michelle continues, "We ask the questions, and they (the ghosts) are actually answering us.  This is known as intellegent hauntings."  Some spirits mimic the researchers.

"We have recordings that are residual energy.  They keep playing leftover sounds, over and over again; with no one answering back," concludes Michelle, "There's no rhyme or reason as to why they are there."

"There's a theory we tend to leave imprints of ourselves wherever we go," reflects Michelle, attributing this to our individual life source and the energy in everything around us.  "It definitely raises the question, are ghosts there or not, and why are they there?  It definitely warrants further research. That's what paranormal is all about - continuing to decipher things that can't be explained."

Are ghosts trapped here?  Do they have unfinished business?  Michelle suggests a number of reasons as to why spirits seem earthbound.  "It's all hypothetical.  I don't think we'll ever definitively have all the answers.  Spirits on average can be here because they are trapped.  Maybe they love the place so much they choose to stay there?  Perhaps they're afraid to cross over so they stay behind.  Those who have died suddenly, whether it be a car accident or murder, who don't realize they've passed on, may need to be told."  No doubt you've heard of cases where couples die within minutes, days, weeks or months of each other.  "Sometimes they're waiting for the one left behind."  Michelle attributes this to twin souls who most likely can't survive the trauma of losing one another to death.

Do you believe in ghosts?

Celebrating 10 years of paranormal research, Burlington Ghost Walks is hosted by Michelle Desrochers and Patrick Cross.  Patrick called into our show to give insights to paranormal activity observed during tours of Emma's Back Porch.  Before Burlington Ghost Walks, Patrick visited Emma's to investigate a number of reported hauntings.  Inviting CTV for media coverage, Patrick says, "We found a lot of activity.  After that, half the Burlington community jumped in with reports of ghost activity."  Supported by City of Burlington, Patrick gathered folklore from local residents and built a tour around it.  Investigations into Burlington and Halton Region's Most Haunted Places and it's Ghosts, Burlington Ghost Walks was established in 1999.   Michelle and Patrick are also the current Paranormal Representatives for Casa Loma.

Active in TV and Media, Michelle also organizes large paranormal events in CA and the US.

Amateur Ghost Researchers are advised to stay away from old, potentially unsafe buildings as many deaths have resulted from carelessness or faulty structures.  Joining a reputable ghost walk ensures the best results!  Bring along a camera, flashlight, comfortable walking shoes and any prefered ghost hunting equipment such as a dowsing rod, digital recorder, EMF detector and so forth.

"A dowsing rod, going back decades, is used to find water sources," explains Michelle.  "You can make them out of wire hangers or buy them. Whenever you hit water or spirit energy (cold spot) the wires will cross.  I'm a bit skeptical but many people swear by them."

"EMF Detectors will measure the electromagnetic field," says Michelle, prefering this method. "Whereas some detectors will blink and make all kinds of racket, these will speak."  Accrediting the EMF dectector and its 2000 word vocabulary to much of their success, Michelle shares their findings when collaborating with the Toronto Star.  In the stables of Casa Loma, the EMF detector spoke to Michelle.

EMF:        "No children.  Quarantine.  Up."
Michelle:   "Were the children sick?"
EMF:        "Yes." 

Further research concluded in 1919 there was an outbreak of influenza.  In quarantine, the children resided upstairs.  6000 Torontonians died.

Spirit Orbs captured by camera enthusists on the Ghost Walk are described as a "ball of energy".  Michelle clarifies how these globes can be misinterpreted. "Scientifically, so many things can portray an orb; dust, pollen, moisture, dander, dirt and particles.  Insects, sometimes captured in the camera lens and lighting (at the right angle) will appear as a glow of light."  Orbs can reflect patterns, faces and various colours, yet "most times they can easily be explained away.  In research you have to find that fine line, take a step back and view things logically.  It's a process of elimination, and what you have left with is what you work with."

It's evident Michelle enjoys researching paranormal activity, both intuitively and scientifically.  If there's a ghost of a chance there's something out there, Michelle will find it.  ;)

Click here to view our interview with Michelle Desrochers.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - You Can Dolittle or Do a Lot!

Frances the Talking MuleDay of the DolphinMister Ed, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Shaggy Dog, Babe, Bolt...the list goes on.  For decades we've dreamt of communicating with animals.  In our animal-lovin' hearts, we all want to be Dr. DolittleElaine Turner, like many other animal whisperers, turns fantasy into reality. 

"Why is my cat psycho?" one viewer asked.  "Why is he such a finicky eater?"  "Why does my cat have an attitude?"  "Is my cat planning an escape?"  (and my personal favourite) "What do you think of people who paint their cat like Pikachu?"  Questions from viewers pertaining to dogs, cats, horses and other 4-legged companions reflect the need to know, what is my pet thinking?

Elaine, from Pawsitive-Connections explains we all have the ability to hear animals; are we listening?  With an open mind, anything is possible.

Sharing her own experience, Elaine recalls a time when a particular cat urinated and defacated everywhere.  Not pleased having their home utilized as a giant litter box, his owners contacted Elaine.  During a session,  Elaine discovered the cat's actions were premeditated.  An older cat within the home had a similar accident on the rug.   Knowing the aging cat would not appreciate him letting the cat out of the bag, ("She's going to be angry", he said) the urinating cat brought attention to the concealed ailment.  Working with the family, Elaine brought information to light, resulting in a veterinary visit.  Receiving much needed medical attention, the older cat thrived.  Mission accomplished, our compassionate hero reclaims his litter box.

"Animals not only look after us, they also look after each other," states Elaine, who points out it's always important to praise your animal for a job well done.

"A RUNAWAY rooster - its crowing at dawn heralds each new day.The rooster, which set up home in Styvechale after apparently straying from its owners, was lassoed after a month-long reign as cock of the walk. The squawking squatter had made its home in back gardens around Asthill Croft and Michaelmas Road. But residents were not so happy about their new neighbour and his raucous welcome to each new day. Now everyone can sleep easy, for the rooster has moved to a new home at an animal sanctuary," reported The Evening Telegraph on May 24, 2005.

"My parents contacted me to let me know they were moving him to a farm."  Communicating with the rooster, Elaine found "He was quite upset about having to move at first. Once he settled with the chickens in the coup he was quite happy."

Growing up, a tortoise held a special place in Elaine's heart.  "He always wandered off,"  Elaine remembers, "So much so, that we had to write our phone number on his shell."  When that method didn't bring results, Elaine relied on her intuition to find the runaway.  "I saw a vision of his location.  When we went to pick him up, that's where we found him."   

Although intuition is a valuable part of the animal communicative equation, Elaine also finds animals respond well to Reiki treatments.  The intent is to gently heal emotional, physical or behavioural illnesses or injuries.  Administering Reiki for three consecutive days, Elaine's healing energy extended her son's hampster's life.   Reiki can be performed in person, hands on or at a distance. Reiki is not limited by time, space or distance, therefore, Reiki energy can be received just as effectively the other side of the world as it can when the practitioner and animal are in the same room.  Animals decide how much Reiki they want to accept and for how long. They determine where they want the Reiki to help them, either physically, emotionally or both. Reiki is not intended as an alternative to veterinary care.

Accepting our invitation to appear on the show, 11-month old Jonah  (who recently joined our family) was the purrfect guest.  A loveable orange tabby, he transitioned well to his new environment.  One Sunday afternoon, Elaine asked Jonah's permission (very important) to engage in conversation.  We learnt Jonah takes his "job" seriously and prides himself on being a "warden", watching over our family.  Jonah teaches my 8 year old son (diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder) manners, anticipating Dorian's success in overcoming the ASD label by exceeding expectations.  Acting as a liason between my two sons, Jonah plays peacemaker, happy to be one of Three Muskateers (his words).  Pleased to hear Jonah loves his nickname Puss Puss, our family thanks Elaine for her wonderful insight.  We also thanked Jonah for sharing his thoughts and unconditional love.

Elaine is inspiring, so much so, I asked, "How may I communicate with Jonah?"  I've always felt a special bond with animals and pride myself on reading their expressions.  I rely on animal totems to receive messages.  Reminding me to keep "open", Elaine's encouragement gave me an incredible gift.  I highly recomend Elaine Turner and invite you to visit her website at  Since Jonah's session with Elaine, I've felt more in tune. 

One morning, sitting at my feet, Jonah suddenly jumped to attention.  I mentally asked, "What's up, Puss Puss?"  In my head, he responded, "Dorian's into the candy."  Although the Halloween candy was locked up, I trusted Jonah's concern.

Mommy (calling downstairs):  "Dorian, what are you up to?"
Dorian (from downstairs):  "Nothing."
Mommy (disbelieving):  "Really?  Jonah told me you're into the candy!"
Dorian (slinking up the stairs, peeking his head around the corner):  "Don't be mad, okay?"

The day prior, my parents dropped off some maple sugar treats.  Dorian found them.  I thanked Jonah for a job well done!

Click here to view our interview with Elaine Turner from Pawsitive Connections.

Dr. Dolittle - If I Could Talk To The Animals

If we could talk to the animals, just imagine it
Chatting to a chimp in chimpanzee
Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting to a cheetah
What a neat achievement that would be.

If we could talk to the animals, learn their languages
Maybe take an animal degree.
We'd study elephant and eagle, buffalo and beagle,
Alligator, guinea pig, and flea.
We would converse in polar bear and python,
And we could curse in fluent kangaroo.
If people asked us, can you speak in rhinoceros,

We'd say, 'Of courserous, can't you?'

If we could talk to the animals, learn their languages
Think of all the things we could discuss
If we could walk with the animals, talk with the animals,
Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals,
And they could squeak and squawk and speak and talk to us.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tuesday, October 26, 2011 - Chi Kung - The Art of Effortless Power

For those of you familiar with Chi Kung, it may come as no surprise this form of effortless power can save lives!  Diagnosed with cancer at the age of 21 and given only 8 to 9 months to live, Irina Beniot, of Lasting Change Hypnosis, looked to Chi Kung as a possible cure.  In the Communist Regime of Moscow, under the tutelage of a Chinese Medicine local practitioner, Irina practised Chi Kung exercises daily in efforts to restore her health.  Instead of a death sentence, within 6 to 9 months Irina's blood levels were back to normal.

"Chi Kung most likely originated long before traditional Chinese medicine", Irina reveals.  "In China they found clay tablets with pictures of people practising Chi Kung.  They did research and found these to be 8,000 to 10,000 years old.  It appears Chi Kung came long before the traditional Chinese medicine.  Chi Kung translates to working with the chi which is life force energy, also known as qui, hara and prana.  It is the same life force that surrounds us, know as the breath of life.  It is the art of breathing, deep relaxation, focused awareness and meditation." 
Irina explains Chi Kung utilizes "very slow movements, focusing our awareness inward.  We're training the mind to stay in certain parts of the body.  In traditional Chinese medicine they call them Tai Chuangs or Cauldrans; three major energy centres."  We learnt the Lower Tai Chuang is the stomach, the Middle Tai Chuang is the heart, and the Upper Tai Chuang is the Third Eye.  Being the most vital centres in the body, they regulate all the energy between the organs and systems; the nervous system, the cranial system, hormones, all relationships within the body.

Chi Kung's main focus is the Lower Tai Chuang.  "When we are babies," states Irina, "We are connected to our mothers by the umbilical cord."  Comparing the belly button area (believed to be the energy that was given to us by our parents) as a "million dollars in our bank account" Irina surmises every organ, and all energy needed goes to the bank to make a withdrawl.  "We are born with that energy, that million dollar account, yet we're wasting (spending) it by way of foods we eat, water we drink, toxic emotions/thoughts and lifestyle.  Attributing this to lack of communication, Irina reasons, "No one taught us how to deal with our negative thoughts and feelings."  Chinese medicine, Chi Kung, can help us preserve the energy within our body by opening blocked pathways (Meridians).  "With the Chi Kung, you learn how to bring the energy in and feed your organs with that abundance of energy.  This helps your immune system to recover; to turn on the self-healing mechanism."

"I believe Chi Kung is a natural gift we must use", Irina says, noting there's a reason why it's been practised for centuries.  "I've trained over 1000 people who claim Chi Kung has saved their lives."

Click here to contact Irina Benoit and hear about her upcoming Chi Kung Workshops.

Click here to view our interview with Irina Benoit.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - Farewell Maryanne Grabowski - Forever Loved, Forever Missed

Do you believe in angels on earth?  Doreen Virtue's book Realms of the Earth Angels affirms angels among us were incarnated with the soul purpose of assisting and evolutionizing the planet.  Such an angel was Maryanne Grabowski

On October 12, 2011, Maryanne joined the Ask Your Angels Talk Show to share her belief in positive thinking and healthy affirmations.  Knowing we have the power to change our lives, Maryanne's message is clear - keep positive!  It is the key to good health, happiness, joy, peace and success! 

If you're reading this blog, most likely you understand we all have our individual paths to follow.  Yet we are also spiritually connected throughout this journey we call life, or the human experience.  Like so many others, I felt an instant connection with Maryanne.  An old soul, her divine purpose was to educate and guide us, keeping our flight at a high altitude.

With only two hours to go before our October 19th show (Michelle Desrochers from Canada's Most Haunted was to return as our guest) I learnt Maryanne Grabowski passed away from a brain aneurism that day.  Overcome with grief, I immediately cancelled our scheduled show. 

Our earth angel has fallen.  Knowing Maryanne's positive influence in my life, it is evident her passing will affect many.  That night, on BlogTV, I requested a candlelight prayer in honor of Maryanne Grabowski.  Her love for humanity gave us a great gift - one that will live on forever.  Today, I ask you to be thankful for all your blessings.  I invite you to review Maryanne's words (Reflect the Soul Within - Be the Change You Wish to See) and live your lives positively.  Most of all, never forget Maryanne Grabowski

Click here to view the Ask Your Angels tribute to Maryanne.

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.  ~George Elliot

Maryanne, Forever in Our Hearts

Skies of gloom
Torrents of rain;
The angry earth
Reflects our pain
The memory of you
Time can’t erase
Though the Universe keeps
It’s steady pace.
Time goes on
As do we.
Your soul soars free.
Another angel beckoned home
We’re left bewildered and alone.
Forever friend
Your legacy,
Has no end.
Without hesitation
Shared affirmations
Through meditation
Words pure of heart
In a world slowly sinking
You lifted us up
With positive thinking
Our journey continues
Deprived of fear
Knowing in spirit
Your are near.
Inspiring, guiding
Until we meet
At Heaven’s door.

In loving memory of Maryanne Grabowski,
by your friend, Christine Frances (Ask Your Angels)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - Reflect the Soul Within - Be the Change You Want to See

Maryanne Grabowski from Florence Dwelling joined me to discuss the power of positive thinking.

"In the world we live in today with all of the negative influences around us, whether it be media, talking in a social group, the first thing you do in the morning such as picking up the paper - a negative statement in the headlines, these have already bombarded you in your first few minutes." Maryanne acknowledges keeping positive isn't always easy. "Upon awakening, meditation allows you to have focus to do your affirmations along with your mind and body work. Yoga encompasses all. Healing the body and mind together are the prime objective."

At Florence Dwelling (a spiritual centre located at 143 Locke Street in Hamilton, ON), Maryanne and her partner Terry offer worshops on a variety of energy healing topics, such as Reiki, Crystal Healing, Meditation Classes, Healing Circles, Angel Magic, Psychic Healing, Angel Card Readings (compliments of T.K. Atkinson who appeared on our show a few weeks back) including Spiritual and Positive Affirmations. A variety of products are also available; magic wands, crystals, CD's, and more.

"Workshops we offer," Maryanne explains, "Help people to find that focus; that inner spark, that contact they need with themselves in order to go through that positive affirmation process, to clear away the negative allowing them to move on with their lives with some focus and intent. In making yourselves better, doing things better, you must realize the impact and overall intent of the outcome.

Understanding that not everyone is 100% positive all the time, Maryanne conceives, "There are those who get down on themselves; there are good days and bad days. There are those who like to make others miserable. Using energy to enhance yourself creates your own reality. Positive affirmations on a consistent basis such as, "I am healthier today; I am well" can turn your life around. It also helps rectify the negative, unsavoury experiences around you. It affects everybody. Being who you are naturally helps someone else be who they are."

A number of cases where people have healed themselves from serious illness by searching within and keeping positive conclude miracles happen every day. "When you program your mind, your brain with all its electrochemical balance - the pluses, the minuses, the positives, the negatives, the chemicals that cause cellular structurals (different growths), this will affect the body and how it grows. What happens with the body is directly affected by the mind. By having a positive mind-set you can make yourself happy, healthy and whole." Practise is the key.

"Always remember to maintain a positive attitude about yourself whenever times are tough, when you feel overwhelmed, when you fear you won't succeed, whether you have an illness or down-side on your luck. Come back up from those depths; make yourself more whole or rise above by positive affirmation, laws of attraction and being the change you want to see in this world. Think all those things and consider the facts that I can make my existence, I can make myself better, I can represent myself as to who I am because I am a person who deserves that. The strong point - we have control over ourselves."

It is our responsibility to maintain control in our lives, utilizing positive thinking to safeguard against negativity from outside sources.

Click here to view Maryanne Grabowski's appearance on the Ask Your Angels Talk Show.

With gratitude we thank our special guest, Maryanne Grabowski (Florence Dwelling) for a memorable experience and the gift of positive thinking.


"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." Winston Churchill

"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes." Gandhi