This blog from Renae Rossman is great. Instead of trying to think of resolutions for the new year, she shares her exciting experiences from the past year. (Little did I know that i was included until I read it!) Thanks, Chickie!!!


bucketlist1What do you get when you mix a bucket list with New Year’s resolutions and a commitment to do something new? Well, “new-list-o-lutions” of course!!! New Year’s resolutions always seem too daunting to me; besides statistics show that 90-something percent of resolutions are dismissed or entirely forgotten by the close of January. For me, this percentage is more like 98%, LOL!!

try-something-new_smallWith this in mind, I greeted 2012 in a completely NEW way. NO resolutions. Instead, I wanted to better my mind, body, and spirit with new people, places and things. New Year = New Experiences.  And, I thought why not combine the idea of a NEW thing with the concept of a bucket list and sprinkle in the notion of new years resolutions? New-list-o-lutions was born.

Let me forewarn you, this post is a bit long… outlining details of each experience, so please skip around as necessary. I wanted…

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 15 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

My Top 5 Favorite Picks for Stocking Stuffers

Every year, I like to include some of my favorite books and DVDs as part of the fun of the season shopping opportunities! So here is my list for the top five fav picks. They are a great size to add for stocking stuffers, or take along just in case you need another gift! Links are included to be able to purchase right away from Enjoy!


BOOK —  Karma Koupons: Helping You Make Payments on Your Karmic Debt [Paperback]

Tammi Rager (Author), Brenda Martin (Contributor), Larry Rager (Contributor) If we are all paying off karma, why not try some Karma Koupons to sweeten the deal? While designed to be light-hearted, they are thought provoking at the same time. What exactly do your thoughts, words and deeds do to payoff, balance or repay your karma? $7.95 <<Pick up here>>


BOOK —  The Hobbit or There and Back Again [Paperback]

J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy featuring cover art by Caldecott Honor winning children’s book illustrator Peter Sís, this edition of The Hobbit has been specially formatted for young readers. Larger print size and wider margins provide reading ease for the youngest Tolkien fans. This quality digest edition also includes interior maps and original interior illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. $6.74 <<Pick it up here>>


BOOK —  Cloud Atlas

Read this first and then go see the movie! Now a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant, and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer

A postmodern visionary who is also a master of styles and genres, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Haruki Murakami, Umberto Eco, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction that reveals how disparate people connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky.

“[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”—The New York Times Book Review $10.20 <<Pick it up here>>


DVD — Extremely Close and Incredibly Loud

Tom Hanks (Actor), Sandra Bullock (Actor), Stephen Daldry (Director)

Oskar is convinced that his father (Hanks), who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a final message for him hidden somewhere in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother (Bullock) and driven by a relentlessly active mind that refuses to believe in things that can’t be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father’s closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his own loss to a greater understanding of the observable world around him. $9.99 <<Pick it up here>>


DVD —  The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

Patrick Pearson (Actor), Hugh Dickson An award-winning, all-star cast, led by Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, and Maggie Smith, lights up this “buoyant comedy laced with genuine emotion.” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)

When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to “outsource” their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways. Smart, life-affirming and genuinely charming, THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is a “true classic that reminds us that it’s never too late to find love and a fresh beginning at any age.” (Rex Reed, The New York Observer) $9.99  <<Pick it up here>>




I have to include my own book just in case you don’t have it yet! Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern Day Mystics.

As a fresh and incisive book, Psychic Integrity probes the esoteric world of communicating with spirit beings and psychic phenomena. Mystifying concepts are explained in straightforward ways so the general public, as well as clients and novice psychics, can understand and become familiar with them. A major portion of the book takes you through the development process of becoming a reliable and honest psychic or medium.

Do mediums really speak to the dead? Are psychics really able to divine the future, or do they use a parlor trick called “cold reading” Find out now. Once highly respected and revered, the age-old tradition of divination is now often ridiculed as fraudulent. Deception, ego, greed, and ignorance have given the term psychic a bad reputation. It’s time to change that perception. This book, as a guide for high standards of integrity, brings back the honor and reverence of psychics and mediums.

“Rev. Melissa Leath has taken an often misunderstood subject and brought it into the NOW with sensible words, forthright honesty and wisdom. Thank you Rev. Leath for illuminating a subject that has long needed it and for doing it with integrity and professionalism”. – Tammi “WyndRavin” Rager, numerologist to the stars and radio talk show host

“In the field of Psychics, Intuitives, Channelers and Mediums, Melissa Leath proves she has deep Psychic Integrity and has produced a well-documented book that educates the public. Buyer Beware is now . . . Buyer Be Aware. Read this book today if you are a seeker of truth on all dimensions” – Liz Sterling of Sterling Communication Services, radio talk show host

“Thank you, Melissa, for your hard work and commitment in making this important book available to the practitioners in our industry”. – Denise and George Tucker; Psychic Fair Emporium; Sunrise, Florida $13.99 <<Pick it up here>>





Predictions for 2013 by Melissa Leath


2013 Predictions by Melissa Leath.

© Copyright 2012 Melissa Leath

If you have predictions of your own~~ please leave them in the Comment area below.

(Predictions perceived by using several psychic observation styles, dowsing, and mediumship.)


We all look forward to the start of a new year with great anticipation. And many of us have high hopes for the future, both personally and collectively. I share the predictions for 2013, as they were given to me.

Please note that the majority of this prediction emphasizes downsizing and co-operation among peoples. Take mind of your circumstances. Clear your space (both physical-living space, and personal-energetic space). Make room. You may be sharing your space with others in your family or neighbors.

Know that all predictions are based on current flow of energies and can be changed or lessened by prayer and intent.My hope is that you keep this in mind as you read. I also share thoughts I have through spiritual understanding concerning 2013, and all the changes that are coming. I wish you the best for the New Year, and hold a positive light for all of us as we move forward in this new energy.

End of the World?

No, this is not the end of the world! But it is definitely the end of the world as we know it.

I am sure you have noticed everything changing. Countries that have been dominated by dictators for generations have decided to voice their frustrations in a very loud way. The world economy is on very shaky ground right now, so there will be major changes with that. There are only a few of the mega-churches that are booming with attendance – the other churches are struggling to make it. The industrial era has shifted into a computerized-electronic model. Even the way our children learn has changed.

The past 2,000 years or so were called the Piscean Age. This was mainly during the Christian movement, when the powers-that-be felt our lives needed to be governed and regulated. We needed to be told what to do. Progress was slow and cumbersome, and the rights of human beings needed to be addressed. These were days of the Sign of the Fish (representing the Christian religion) when we were content to “Swim in the Water”.

Now, we have embarked into the Age of Aquarius. It has been known for at least 50 years by astrologers, and marked in musical and hippy history by the song “This is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius,” by the singing group the Fifth Dimension. Now that we are at a Universal Shift, we must let go of the old way, and open to the new age. It is represented as learning to “Walk on Water”.  In order to walk on water, you have to trust that it will work. I know, we have been led to believe that walking on water was a miracle that could only be performed by one person, and led to believe that person was special, and better than we are.

Seers and Mystics

Seers and Mystics

To Walk on Water you have to be willing to release old baggage and let go of emotional issues. Your belief system must be revved up to be able to accommodate the energies coming in, and all the “unbelievable” things that will manifest. Your energy field and your physical body must also be shifted to handle the changes. – or you will be left out.

May your New Year be the best and most fascinating one you have ever had!

So then, here are my predictions for 2013:

Israel and Palestine relationship

I feel the problem between Israel and Palestine will continually deteriorate. It appears that President Obama has tried his best to keep the USA neutral. In this effort of neutrality, and the fact that the problem gets continually worse – with significant loss of life, I see the USA moving into the area – actually between the two countries, along their border – to buffer the fighting. The phrase “Buffering Body” comes to mind. The main reason for being there is to stop missiles from reaching their targets from either side, and to stop physical fighting at the border of each country. This position could influence our situation here at home and in the world.

Palestine rises up out of the water (about 4 feet)… I saw the physical area really rise. I do not see what causes this earth movement, but can only suspect it to be the result of some kind of underground upheaval. Of course, many might interpret this as rising above the oppressive situation it has been in for so many years.  Information will be brought out concerning the circumstances between Palestine and Israel.  The religious aspects of this tainted history will be made known on many arenas, including in the USA newscasts.  I predict this will open many people’s eyes to the truth about religion as a whole, going back to the start of religious factions. It will be a grand awakening for religion vs. spirituality.

USA economic situation

Americans begin to finally take hold of the situation themselves. Once they realize they must handle their own business, co-ops begin to function better (or for the first time). This includes

1. Work co-ops,

2. Daycare co-ops (for children and seniors),

3. Food co-ops, which include shared garden areas/canning/food storage/distribution within family groups.

4. Living shelters (different from homeless shelters!)

In general, people are pooling their talents, resources and abilities to support each other and survive together.

Also, large and small companies start offering a better way to do business. They restructure their businesses to be outsourced by small, private owned business. On a grassroots level, the population is employed and nourished, not the way we think it will be, but in a satisfying way.

After the government is able to re-evaluate the way they gauge or measure unemployment and cost of living, we will see that people are living in a more wholesome way, taking charge of their own needs.

Solar flares and earth movements affecting USA

There appears to be a large, country-wide event that happens between mid-February through mid-March 2013. There seems to be earth movement and/or rumblings at key points just at the edge of the continental USA.

These areas could be as follows:

** from the North is International Falls/Winnipeg;

** from the East is Portland, Maine/Boston area;

** from the South is Tucson/Ciudad Juarez;

** from the West is San Francisco/Mt. Hood area.

These are areas that should be watched, and possibly be used as syncronistic events. They are either a trigger or result of extreme quake activity and upheaval between a three-point area.

Tri-Angle Area of: Mt Whitney, Denver, and Albuquerque.

This is the point of devastation that seems to involve major destruction with significant loss of life. It appears to be created by some atmospheric disturbance with possible result of airplane or jet crashes. The disturbance could be from massive solar flares resulting in electrical problems and strange shifts in air pressure. It also could be a rail system crash between Denver to San Francisco.

Government in general

I see president Obama still a very congenial personality in private, but in the workings of the government, he seems to take a stronger approach. He insists on both political parties working together to get things done, in an effort to benefit the country as a whole. His stronger tactics work. And the citizens of the country feel more confident about their lives.

Some major change involves Speaker of the House John Boehner. Not sure just yet if that refers to a change of mind, or a change in position/health issue?

Weather outlook

A snow blanket of at least 6 inches, maybe more will be in the Ohio Valley early in the 2013 winter season (probably January). The temperatures go well below zero, resulting in solid, frigid ground for at least two weeks.  (I can actually hear the crunch of dry snow on a solid ground, and it looks calm and peaceful. So I would say there is no severe wind and storm involved.) Winter will have a good hold on this region and reset Mother Nature for the rest of the year. A very positive winter as far as the weather goes.


Much more focus on the heart this coming year. It might start out being about heart medicine, but the medical field will change to heart-center healing. Emotions, mind health and kindness, which are major Eastern-philosophy concepts, will become common talking points for us here in the states. Centers that have already been operating in this direction become more pronounced and assist many people.


Many of these predictions are shared on Tammi Rager’s Radio Program “The NowAge” on Talktainmentradio.  Click Here to access the re-play of it, then chose “The NowAge- Episode 12/10/12 — 2013 Predictions, Part 2” under Featured Podcasts.


About Melissa Leath

Melissa Leath is the owner of Off the Beaten Path Intuitive Arts, facilitator of the Professional Psychic Medium Certification Program™, and works with psychic/mediumistic kids and young adults in private mentoring programs.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Metaphysical Counseling, was certified, as a spiritual medium in 1983, and ordained as a spiritualist minister in 1997. She is a Life Visionary™, a Master Reiki practitioner and teacher, and is the author of a number of books including, Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern-Day Mystics. 

Melissa is dedicated to sharing the knowledge of psychic empowerment. Her mission is to guide as many people as possible through her books, sessions, and programs. She has been working with clients and students for over three decades, assisting them in learning spiritual concepts and recognizing the higher purpose for their lives. She teaches both online and in person, has taught meditation and parapsychology courses at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio, and is one of only a handful of mediums offering classes for psychically gifted children.  She has presented papers at the US Psychotronics Association Conferences, she also writes for DreamWeaver Magazine, and is a regular featured radio guest.

You can find out more about Melissa and her work at

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