Interview with Paranormal Investigator, Shari Marie DeBenedetti


I am always interested in how other people do things in the metaphysical world. We all have different outlooks, techniques and beliefs. Many of you may recognize this paranormal investigator, especially because she has been on SyFy’s Ghost Hunters program. She is very matter of fact and down to business, and very respectful of the SpiritWorld in general.

Sheila Renee Parker

Today I’m welcoming paranormal investigator, Shari Marie DeBenedetti from Syfy’s television series, Ghost Hunters. Thank you, Shari for stopping by!

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I was born in Upstate New York and moved to Boston with my family when I was 11 years old. I graduated from Lynnfield High School and attended Bentley University while working full-time at an engineering firm. I am now a real estate agent. I do many private investigations with local teams in the area and I also appear at events. I have two children, Angelina and Nico.

Why the paranormal?

I became interested in the paranormal because I experienced many strange and unexplained things growing up. I finally began to research the paranormal in my mid 20’s when my family and I had many scary experiences in the house we were living in at the time. It got to be so…

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The Circle: A Mystical Tool


The circle has long been revered by all cultures and religions as a very sacred symbol. Some say that it is because the moon or the sun is the first thing that primordial man saw as a repetitive and sustaining thing. The circle was something that was constant in their lives. And that is why they used it in indigenous drawings and spiritual rites.

Different cultures and beliefs have incorporated the circle.

In alchemical (or transformational) symbolism the circle is a center point of focus. Circles are a creative feature in esoteric alchemical art. Circles can be used for emphasis or highlighting a specified work within its border. Alchemists are able to focus on the function of the element circled. For instance, if fire is a feature in the work, a circle around it illuminates the focus of fire. You may see yourself doing this exact thing, by circling an important item in a list you have created.

Circles are protective emblems in the Celtic world. Circles are often drawn as protective boundaries, not to be crossed by enemy or evil. This would allow the space to be clear or pristine for specific endeavors.

Circles were also Celtic symbols of the cosmos – symbolizing the intangible procession of time.

In Chinese macrocosmic (as in the larger picture) symbology, the circle represents the nature of heaven (with earth signified by a square).

When we see a square inside a circle in Chinese art, it represents the union between heaven and earth.

In the yin-yang symbol, circular in form, is a significant understanding which includes the whole of duality with intent for unified balance.

The circle has a much deeper orientation in our understanding. It has a way of taking us back to where we started. It’s perfect just the way it is. It has no beginning and no ending.

The circle, when walked, can open our inner selves and we can truly see who we are. It creates an inner spiral. This is our journey home. It takes us back to basic understanding and values. It allows us to focus on the moment, not being distracted by past or future.

As we have been living our lives, society has taught us to un-focus from our true selves. And be distracted with mundane occurrences. As we are distracted, we can only access the holographic third dimension. This hologram is a result of being told what to think, what is important, what to wear, being wrapped up in television, news reports, and the unreal world. After so many people have been pulled into that way of viewing the world, it actually creates of false vision of what we think is real.

When you can take a moment and really focus on the whole world (not just the third dimension), life and life-understanding suddenly become much more simplistic.

The circle can be used in visual ways, through meditations or slowly walking in a large circle. It forces us to pay attention to the moment you are in: to be aware of what you are doing. You are able to focus your attention, create a safe space and see things in balance.

If you are interested in learning more about symbols, especially personal symbols, join Melissa in her workshop, “Your Own Secret Codes: Develop Your Language with Spirit” at LilyDale Assembly, New York on July 23, 2017.

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Some Thoughts on Parenting a Psychic Child


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Psychic Ability is more or less within all human beings. Some – especially children and teens – have it to a greater extent than others. Since they are so sensitive, they need the attention that only parental care can provide.

There are many things you can do for your child to help them feel more balanced and in control of their gift.

Know your child. Be aware of their normal activities, how they usually act on a regular basis. Then use that as a way of comparing any changes your child might have. Pay attention to their dreams, any unusual experiences, or changes in their thoughts about things. Review them regularly. That way you’ll have a good gage to go by to know when your child needs your attention.

Study psychic knowledge, learn the lingo, read up on what psychics, especially teens with paranormal experiences go through. Find out about ghosts and spirit entities. Be ready to address any questions your child might have, and be able to talk like you have sense about the situation. Your child always looks to you for advice and information.

By always being honest and “upfront,” your child will respect you and trust what you have to say. If your child is empathic, they might know when you are upset or not feeling well. Don’t try to hide that feeling from them. Own up to your feelings or any health condition if your child asks you about it. I am sure you want your child to be comfortable with their ability to “recognize” or “pickup” certain emotions and illness. If you act like nothing is wrong, then your child will know that it is better to lie about their feelings than to be true to themselves. This definitely is the wrong message.

It makes them doubt their own natural ability to sense what is happening. Develop an open expression of feelings. Create a home where there is permission to outwardly express this vocabulary.

As a parent, you should be able to recognize the validity of what your children are saying. Yes, kids have very vivid imaginations, and try to get attention however they can. But you know when children are telling the truth by the seriousness, honesty or despair in their voices.
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There are some who teach their children to ignore their natural psychic senses and messages, and to forget about ghosts and spirits. These attitudes make it confusing for kids. They get mixed messages. Life becomes difficult for them.

Reassure your children that they are not strange or crazy. Investigate your family, and talk with other family members who might have similar experiences to share.

If understanding what is going on becomes too difficult it may be helpful to see a paranormal counselor, or someone who has worked with kids who have gifts. Be sure to attend as a family to show your support and gain understanding.

Excerpt taken from Does Your Child See Sparkles? Help for Parents Guiding Psychic Kids by Melissa Leath (Copyright 2013) Available in paperback and ebook.

Where is Another Dimension?


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Multi Dimensions

It’s not layers of dimensions all piled up on each other. That implies separateness. It’s all One, existing all at once in the same space.

We can only see one dimension through the eyes of a Third Dimensional Body Experience (human body). The higher (finer, or quicker) we can bring our frequency, then we can witness other areas at the same time.

~just a thought, Melissa Leath
Copyright 2017.

Lightworker Update 2017


Many of you who read this blog regularly know that I do my best to share information about being spiritually fit. This article helps understand some thing that has just happened and similar energy shifts that will appear in the coming year. It makes sense to me. I hope you find it a blessings as well…M/

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Just recently around December the 11 th 2016 a wave of energy came from far off into the milky way hitting our planet with force. This was the butterfly I was expecting early in 2017, well its here its happened. Lightworkers and those in tune with the universe would have just been through or now going through a sickness of some kind. This is a spiritual sickness that happens right before we transform or the raising of consciousness (enlightenment). It will pass if it has not already. Slight headaches a loss of balance and a weaker than normal immune system comes right before the earth’s atmosphere receives these energies from outer space.

The December full moon allowed a clear direct channel for this energy to emerge through us quicker than normal. So if you’ve had a hell of a full moon this December you may now…

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Charge for the Gifts of Spirit?


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Know Your Worth, and Be Worthy of Your Knowing
Taken from Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern-Day Mystics, Chapter 8 The Bottom Line

Some students ask me: Is it right to charge for one’s services as a medium? After all, it’s a gift from God, isn’t it? It seems like you are cashing in on God’s goodness by taking money for it.

I love that question and I grappled with it myself for many years. When we were working within the Spiritualist Church, an associate medium got a small booth at area psychic fairs and charged for short readings. I was aghast! I felt she was disrespecting the spiritual gift by charging for her readings.

Several years later, I went to a psychic fair just to see what it was all about. There were readers and vendors, and several people giving lectures about various spiritual and metaphysical concepts. The attendees were hungry for information. Some were unfamiliar with the concept of spiritualism, but still were interested in finding out about spirit communication.

The short readings that attendees paid for introduced them to spirit communication and psychic abilities. I realized that there are other valid ways to present spiritual information as well as in church. Educating the public about spiritual concepts can be a respectable way to make a living.

Let me ask you this: Have you ever bought a beautiful painting because the artwork and colors were so special? Have you ever had your transmission rebuilt by an expert mechanic who had been recommended to you? Have you eaten at a five-star restaurant and tasted the exploding flavors of the chef’s specialty? Or bought an engaging musical recording by an aspiring singer/songwriter? All these people have God-given talents as well. Would you suggest these artists just give you what they do, without any kind of compensation? If you’ll notice, the artists and chefs and mechanics that are extremely talented and sought after receive the highest pay.

Being a medium, psychic or intuitive is no different. Many readers have been led to do this spiritual work full time. It is their ministry. Ministers from many religions receive a salary, and earn their living that way. Do not judge anyone who is asking for payment as an even exchange of energy.

When you go back to the thought and understanding that everything is energy, then money starts to make more sense. I believe that all service is worth a fair and even exchange of energy. Many times that means paying money for what services you receive. Other times, an exchange of materials or other services is appropriate. Many people embrace bartering as a means for this.

If you intend to make a living as a psychic or medium then you will want to address the idea of accepting money as a way of exchanging energy. Look around at other readers to get a good idea of what the market in your area is doing with charging for services. Be sure to stay within that market range. Many readers provide two different time frames for readings: one long session for full readings (usually an hour, depending on the type of reading you do), the other is a shorter session (to address specific areas or follow-up from another session).
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Be sure to let your client know what the time frames are for each session, and then adhere to it by setting a timer. Starting on time and ending on time is essential. You create the time standard by the way you deal with it. I usually set my timer five to ten minutes before the session is over. I tell the client (before the session starts) that the timer will go off in time for us to wrap up the reading. That way they will know ahead of time when the session is done. If you honor the time set for the session and tell your client when it is over, then they will honor your time also.

Melissa Leath Copyright 2011
This is an excerpt from my book Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern-Day Mystics.

Interview with Lee Roberts


Happy to share this interesting interview with you. Sheila Renee Parker talks with Lee Roberts, a Paranormal Investigator. I am always intrigued with investigators like this. And had the opportunity to do the same work many years ago. But after much inward searching (and conversing with my Spirit Team) I decided to leave it completely alone. However, I have much respect for Mr. Roberts.

I do have one sticking point: he believes in NOT protecting himself. I have a very strong disagreement with him on this point. There are very good ways to protect yourself in these situations (that I will outline from 37+ years of spirit communication experience as a medium, in my own post in the coming days — so watch for it) without interfering with contact and recognizing essence. You can still be wide open while investigating.

But I am very excited to share his information, and thank Sheila Renee Parker for her post…M/

Sheila Renee Parker

Today I’m welcoming Lee Roberts, executive producer and presenter of #haun7edLIVE. Thank you, Lee for stopping by!

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Lee Roberts, I’ve been a Paranormal investigator for over 20 years now. I’ve ran private teams investigating private homes and local properties. Worked on a few TV shows including Mindscape, Ghost Attacks in the USA and worked with the Most Haunted team. I now run Haunted Events UK, write for Haunted Magazine and present #haun7edLIVE via my Facebook page.

I used to be a police officer but left that role under a black cloud leading me to spend time in jail. That was the lowest part of my life but made me who I am today, I never regret anything in life.

You’re the owner of the paranormal events company, Haunted Events UK. Share with everyone what your company’s about.

I…

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