To schedule a Psychic Mediumship or Tarot reading via phone or Skype, please scroll down the right sidebar of this weblog and look for the red text. Additionally, Rev. Jeannine is scheduling private Reading Gatherings, Private Home Group Readings, and Housecalls, where she will travel to your home to facilitate readings for you and your guests. Please see Reading Testimonials to see if Rev. Jeannine is the right Psychic Medium for you. To see reviews of Rev. Jeannine's readings on Best Psychic Directory, please see Reading Reviews.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year - 2014!

Many thanks to all that I have had the great pleasure and honor of connecting with over the past year. Thank YOU for requesting me to facilitate readings for you. May our paths happily cross again in 2014. Bright Blessings for a New Year full of love and peace!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Winter Solstice "In Person Happening" 12/21/13




I'll be facilitating Psychic Mediumship and Tarot readings at a very-local-to-me "In Person Happening" on the Winter Solstice, 12/21, my 56th birthday !!! Where? The beautiful White House Inn in Wilmington, Vermont! When? The event will run from 4pm - 10:30pm. Private, 15-minute readings will be available for $20 a person from 4pm 'til 9pm (total of 15 private readings available so reserve your reading early if possible by calling Pam at 802-464-2135 or 802-464-1415, but if slots are still available you can book right at the event). Then, a group Platform/Gallery style reading session will be running from 9:30pm until 10:30pm, with a fee of $10 per person. Hope to see YOU there!!
Unfortunately, this event had to be cancelled for this evening and is rescheduled for January 25, 2014. 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December's Free Reading

Calling all those who want to be in December's drawing for one free reading. The winner can choose between one 30-minute Tarot reading OR a 30-minute Psychic Mediumship reading. The reading will be via Skype or phone. An MP3 recording of the reading will be included as my gift to you, if one desires it.

How can you win this reading? Either send me an e-mail (
spinningjenny57@hotmail.com) OR comment on the blog post that has the free offer (include your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win). After a few days of having the free-offer-post up I'll put all names in a hat and pull the winner (my random decision on when this will happen). The winner will be on the post that the offer was on, using their first name only (along with last name initials, if needed to distinguish them from others with the same first name). I'll contact that person via e-mail to let them know that they have won. We'll schedule a reading for a day/time that's good for both of us. If you win, please do not enter the contest again for one year. Thank you!

If you do not win this month, your name will automatically go into the drawing for the following months, so no need to e-mail me each month to be included. If, for whatever reason, you don't want to be in future drawings do let me know, please.


The winner for December's free reading is: Meg C.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Too Much?

I'm a huge fan of Rob Brezsny, astrologer and author of Pronoia is the Antidote for Paranoia. I love to get his weekly horoscope in my e-mail inbox. This is NOT your average Sun sign horoscope. Not by a long shot. Consider doing yourself a favor and sign up for this wonderful, free horoscope service. 

In this week's horoscope for Sagittarius, a profound-to-me quote was shared. I loved it so much I shared it on my Facebook wall, as well. 

 "You will always be too much of something for someone - too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. But that's exactly as it should be. It would be a mistake to 'round out your edges,' because then you would 'lose your edge.'" ~Danielle LaPorte

Sag Suns, especially folks with quirky Aquarius Rising like me, often have the tendency to be the subject of another person's opinion of what constitutes "too much." Speaking only for myself, however, I can say that over the years I learned specifically how I can be over-the-top when my Ma would repeatedly let it be known that I was "too much." Too enthusiastic. Too emotional. Too deep. Too intense. Too scattered. Too high-pitched. Too boy-crazy. Too trying-to-be-my-own-person which didn't mirror my Ma. Too, too, too. But then there were also the looks and actions of a few others that let me know I was too much of something for them, as well. What I've learned over time was that this "too much" sentiment, where it concerned me as the case-in-point, often was coupled with the other person's own negative baggage, with jealousy being especially noteworthy.

Here's a true story from my teen years: I attended an all-girls Catholic high school. In order to get home I had to walk over to one of the first malls built in Detroit and catch a city bus. There were a few classmates from my school who also took the same bus home. One afternoon, after I found a seat on the bus, I took out my hairbrush and attempted to get the knots out of my windblown hair. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a classmate mocking me as I brushed my hair. She pretend-brushed her hair acting like she was a conceited Rapunzel, snickering meanly as she did so. Now the interesting thing is, I may have been a lot of things back then but conceited was not one of them. I'm pretty sure she didn't know I caught her cruel display. I tucked my brush back into my purse, red with embarrassment, extremely hurt, and beyond confused. The confusion rose in me because I had thought this girl and I were becoming sorta-friends, even though on thinking back, it never seemed like we were on anything but shaky ground when we were in the vicinity of each other. Clearly, she found me "too much" on one level or another. Still, I had been optimistic up to that point that we could at least be friendly to each other. What became crystal clear on that bus ride home was that our personal vibes were not a match for each other. We "rubbed each other the wrong way." It had nothing to do with one person's vibes being better than another person's vibes. It's just that our vibrations and the drums we danced to were drastically different from each other. Perhaps now more than ever I'd still be "too much" for a person like this gal. That's OK by me. I am grateful for those who accept me in all my "too much" glory...my husband, Chris, leading the pack. After all, what's too much for one person is the perfect fit for another!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Positive Facebook Posting

A few years back I was not yet a presence on Facebook. In fact, I cringed just thinking about adding another internet site to my roster of things to keep track of. At various times different friends would proclaim, "Jenny, you really should be on Facebook." I would always come up with at least a few excuses why that was not so. Then one fine day a friend said, "NO SERIOUSLY JENNY, YOU REALLY NEED TO BE ON FACEBOOK!!!!!" When I asked why I was finally ready to listen. She said, among other things, that I already had an online presence through my blogs and Facebook would be a place I could let folks know when I post on the blogs. She said I had a son who lived in Japan with his wife and that Facebook would allow me to stay in better touch with them, not to mention to do so easily. She said I was a published author and Facebook was a place to promote that which I do. OK, OK, OK...I got the picture, I told her.

As I got myself settled on Facebook, it wasn't long before I realized there were more reasons why Facebook would be a good place to be. For one thing, I'm a quote geek and my Facebook "wall" was a place I could put up quotes to my heart's content...quotes that made me think and might inspire others, as well. Neat! 

A real joy that I've found which makes me feel very thankful for and rather indebted to Facebook is that I've been able to reconnect with friends I've met at all the different times and places of my life: in Catholic grade school and Catholic high school; at Jesuit university; whilst attending Spiritualist seminary; with folks I worked with at all sorts of jobs; with all the people I know through being involved for many years in the fiber arts, through teaching, writing, and simply going to sheep and wool fests,etc.; and currently, with clients and other interested folks who connect with me since I am a Psychic Medium and Ordained Spiritualist Minister. In fact, what's so delightful is that Facebook has allowed me to meet and become friends with folks I've never actually met in person. WOW, was I ever wrong about not jumping on the Facebook wagon sooner! Reminds me of a quote I put up today on my Facebook wall: 
"Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in." ~Alan Alda

One of the things naysayers proclaim regarding Facebook is that some folks can be so negative. My response to that is to turn your head away from that which is negative and put up your own positive, inspiring posts. If I don't want to read unsettling news or opinions, I don't read them and I certainly don't buy in and respond to them. Simple as that. Others complain that they get irritated when those who like to play video-type games on Facebook bug them for this 'n that for things having to do with those games. I simply don't respond to such requests, never let the requests bother me, and wish the folks who send them well. Hey, I am happy if the people who play such games enjoy them and are unable to unwind from the day-to-day anxieties of the world. IMHO, everyone has a right to relax in a way that suits them best, as long as it does not cause harm to anyone or anything. 
"Whatever gets you through the night. It's alright, alright." ~John Lennon

And just for the record, I LOVE reading about the goings-on of each and every one of my friends on Facebook. I learn many things from them, including seeing points-of-view that I had not considered previously. A blessing!!!!

What follows are some posts that I've put up on my own Facebook wall. I often share inspiring posts from others, but the following group are my own musings:

When I write and share my day-to-day stuff about me, my family, friends, work and situations related to work, creative endeavors, spirituality, etc., I do so because I know that even though I'm not famous or rich, I matter. My life and the lives of those around me matter. Many would-be writers are afraid that their lives are not interesting enough to write about. EVERYONE'S lives are of the utmost importance and worthy of putting down in writing, singing about, talking about, and whatever other way a person wants to express themselves. Everyone matters. Some of the best books and songs are about simple things we can relate to. My lifelong favorite writer, Elizabeth Zimmermann, who wrote my all-time favorite book, "Knitter's Almanac," wrote about how her husband went fishing and she brought her knitting along. It's brilliantly, amazingly, simply, from-the-heart writing, and EZ has served as a role model for me and my own writing ever since. What you think about, what you care about, what you do, what you love, what you desire, what you believe, what you like/dislike, ALL OF IT, is writable and will be interesting to someone...perhaps many someones. Depending on how you deal with the subject matter, the very simple can be a masterpiece, especially if you write from the heart and write what you know. Really.

Chris has pointed out that everything I studied and worked on in the fiber arts field over the course of not only my adulthood but my entire life, was in preparation for the work I do today in the metaphysical field...even unto the Psychic Mediumship and Tarot readings I facilitate. Chris is adamant that by practicing spinning, etc. for over 30 years, I was meditating all along. It's all connected. Clockwise and counter-clockwise spinning energy transcends the making of yarn and is powerful energy on many, many levels. And while I have no want to go back to teaching spinning ever again, and no want to write books and articles in the fiber field (Chris reminds me never to say never...lol), I can and have come full circle by moving forward to learn other creative disciplines on which I can apply my spinning-knowing (or G-knowing, as Sig Lonegren says...one of my fave FOTS teachers). Learning about spinning has served as a sound foundation for all that I'm doing now and all that I'll do in the future. WOW! That's amazing, if I say so myself!

(And just as I was putting the above post up on FB, my dear friend and teacher, Janice, sent me an e-mail saying:  "Hi Jenny, Thanks for the link to your new blog. As I was reading through it, it was like a deja vu of about 3 or 4 years ago when you were spinning spider. Even the writings and pictures are similar. Not only that, your facebook musings have changed too. It too reflects the past where you spoke openly about your daily life. Something has definitely shifted, it's like you've come full circle though the spin is an octave higher. I'm not quite sure if I'm explaining myself properly but it's like you've come home from a sabbatical or a sojourn and all you've been through has been a catalyst for inner growth.") 

 For years Chris used to complain and say, "Geez Jen, Chloe takes up a third of our bed." Interestingly, Cami...a much smaller kitten...takes up about 7/8 of the bed and now it's Chris who whispers to me, "Be careful not to roll onto Cami. She's between us." And can I just mention that Chris NEVER allowed Chloe to sleep between us! Either he's mellowing or a certain little ginger-girl has him wrapped around her paws. Perhaps both.

 Chris recently commented that after all these years he's always surprised by just how much a woman of routine I can be when I set my mind to it. Never mind that my type of routine probably would not fit into some other person's idea of routine. Or maybe it's WHAT I surround in routine that wouldn't be everybody's cuppa tea. For me, however, routine does tend to help me get things done. For instance, I know it's important for me to settle into some type of routine in order to get my second book done. It's not that I don't love working on it, it's just that other interests tug at my heartstrings, as well. So, my Capricornian Moon proclamation is to work 1-hour a day on the book from here on out. On most days...no more, no less. I'd love to say I'll always work in the morning, but obviously if I'm sub-teaching, that's not possible, so flexibility along those lines is a must. As time gets closer to the finish line (my one-year book-wrap-up goal), I may up that level of time commitment. But for now my Capricorn goat should be able to head up the mountain at a comfortable pace if I keep to my routine. So there. Hear/feel/know that, Ms. Jenny B.? Are ya listening, Jeannine Bakriges? Geesh...

There's a child in the elementary school that I sub at who is teaching me how to whistle properly. Every time he sees me we discuss my progress. You see, I can whistle "in" but have never mastered...yet...whistling "out." He gives me practical tips so that I can practice for homework. He whistles when he's around me so that I can learn by example. Wise friend and teacher.

 I have a cream-colored, knit 'n purl diamond-patterned afghan folded and draped over the back of our couch. I had knitted it back in the 80's for my Ma. The pattern came from an old Knitting World magazine. When Ma crossed over, the afghan came back to me. Chris and I sat back and watched as our Cami, our new little ginger kitten, did a most extraordinary thing. First, she scooped a portion of the afghan up in her paws, and whilst simply sitting, buried her face into it. She did this for a minute or two. Next, she maneuvered under it as she climbed to the back of the couch, ending up with the afghan over half of her body, tail and all, as if she was just tucked in nice and neatly. She took a nap in this fashion as both Chris' and my jaw dropped open at the wonder of it all.

And the beat goes on... 

Friday, November 1, 2013

November's Free Reading

Calling all those who want to be in November's drawing for one free reading. The winner can choose between one 30-minute Tarot reading OR a 30-minute Psychic Mediumship reading. The reading will be via Skype or phone. An MP3 recording of the reading will be included as my gift to you, if one desires it.

How can you win this reading? Either send me an e-mail (
spinningjenny57@hotmail.com) OR comment on the blog post that has the free offer (include your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win). After a few days of having the free-offer-post up I'll put all names in a hat and pull the winner (my random decision on when this will happen). The winner will be on the post that the offer was on, using their first name only (along with last name initials, if needed to distinguish them from others with the same first name). I'll contact that person via e-mail to let them know that they have won. We'll schedule a reading for a day/time that's good for both of us. If you win, please do not enter the contest again for one year. Thank you!

If you do not win this month, your name will automatically go into the drawing for the following months, so no need to e-mail me each month to be included. If, for whatever reason, you don't want to be in future drawings do let me know, please.


The winner for November's free reading is: Liz H.!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Halloween "In Person Happening" in Vermont; 10/31/13




I'll be facilitating Psychic Mediumship and Tarot readings at a very-local-to-me "In Person Happening" on none other than Halloween, 10/31, my FAVORITE holiday!!! Where? The beautiful White House Inn in Wilmington, Vermont! When? The event will run from 4pm - 10:30pm. Private, 15-minute readings will be available for $20 a person from 4pm 'til 9pm (total of 15 private readings available so reserve your reading early if possible by calling Pam at 802-464-2135, but if slots are still available you can book right at the event). Then, a group Platform/Gallery style reading session will be running from 9:30pm until 10:30pm, with a fee of $10 per person. Hope to see YOU there!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Private Psychic Mediumship Readings, Tarot Readings, and Reading Gatherings

I'm ALWAYS available to schedule Skype or phone readings (see red text as you scroll down the right sidebar of this weblog), as well as private Reading Gatherings, where I travel to your home to facilitate readings for you and your guests. However, I'm presently cutting down and, in some cases, temporarily eliminating a lot of my "In Person" Happenings such as Psychic Fairs, especially ones that are upwards of 7 hours round trip away from me. Why? Because I'm serious about working on my second book, with a goal to complete it within a year from now. Working with the Dragon Naturally Speaking software is going wonderfully and the more I use it, the better I understand how to efficiently make the most of it. So please know that I'm most definitely facilitating private readings and private Reading Gatherings (called psychic parties by many), but you may not be seeing me at Psychic Fairs on Long Island, in Connecticut, etc. for a while.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October's Free Reading

Calling all those who want to be in October's drawing for one free reading. The winner can choose between one 30-minute Tarot reading OR a 30-minute Psychic Mediumship reading. The reading will be via Skype or phone. An MP3 recording of the reading will be included as my gift to you, if one desires it.

How can you win this reading? Either send me an e-mail (
spinningjenny57@hotmail.com) OR comment on the blog post that has the free offer (include your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win). After a few days of having the free-offer-post up I'll put all names in a hat and pull the winner (my random decision on when this will happen). The winner will be on the post that the offer was on, using their first name only (along with last name initials, if needed to distinguish them from others with the same first name). I'll contact that person via e-mail to let them know that they have won. We'll schedule a reading for a day/time that's good for both of us. If you win, please do not enter the contest again for one year. Thank you!

If you do not win this month, your name will automatically go into the drawing for the following months, so no need to e-mail me each month to be included. If, for whatever reason, you don't want to be in future drawings do let me know, please.


The winner for October's free reading is: Andrea R.!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

"In Person Happenings" On 9/28 and 9/29

I'll be facilitating Psychic Mediumship and Tarot readings for two upcoming events, as shown below. Hope to see YOU there!

9/28/13 - Reader for Massachusetts Psychic Fair, The National Spiritual Alliance (TNSA) in Montague, MA; 11am-4pm; 2 Montague Ave; For more information: (413) 367-0138.

9/29/13 - Reader for Connecticut Psychic Fair, Danbury Maron Hotel in Danbury, CT; 11am-6pm; (203) 791-2200; 42 Lake Ave Extension/ Mill Plain Rd - I-84, Exit 4, turn right for 1/2 mile - next to Stop and Shop; For more information: (203) 470-1806. (Unfortunately, not feeling well enough to be at this event. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes.) 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Kundalini

It's been awhile since I wrote a post that doesn't involve "In Person Happenings" and the like. Part of this is because it's just been a busy last few months, but another part of this is that I'm gearing up to do the actual writing of my new book, co-authored with Rev. Tim Brainard, "Under the Wings of Spirit." In fact, today is the day I start to study and understand how to use the software, "Dragon Naturally Speaking," which will help me to transcribe conversations that Tim and I have been having via phone for well over a year. It's my hope that the book will get done by a year from today, however we're in no particular hurry to finish. In fact, it's been so pleasurable to have weekly conversations with Tim, I have a feeling we will continue our talks and happily accumulate enough material for other books to come. Ha!

Just as when I worked on my first book, "Spinning Around - Spinning, Dyeing & Knitting Elizabeth Zimmermann's Classics," Schoolhouse Press, 2010, and found myself starting the day's writing session by entering a blog post first, that's just what I was nudged to do today. So here goes...

Several years ago, rather spontaneously or so it seemed, I would get definite and often intense but not uncomfortable energy shooting up my spine...what I called and continue to call "energy flying up my back"...whenever I was facilitating a reading for someone. This began happening well before I went to seminary at Fellowships Of The Spirit (FOTS), when I was already giving Tarot readings at a few local venues and when giving Empath readings online. I KNEW from the very beginning, that whenever this happened, whatever was being discussed was an important point for the client to consider; a "hit ya on yer head" kind of moment. It didn't mean that when I did not get this energy surge that things relayed from Spirit were not important, it just was a sort of nudge to ask the client to consider paying close attention. 

When these power surges first began, I had no idea that there was any name attached to them. I didn't question where they came from, however, because I knew my intentions were to get guidance from the Highest Source, and that whatever was given was for the highest and best good of the client. I was and am grateful for this definite, unmistakable help from Spirit and I have never held back from telling a client that it was happening. 

A little while later, when I began to meditate on a daily basis, it wasn't long before I watched my body, as if viewing it from a distance, twirl during many such meditation sessions. This twirling movement was never forced; it just happened. Somehow I knew it was attached to the positively informative energy surges that flew up my back. Not long after this all started up, I noted that the twirling/spiraling of my body could be described in four separate movements that segued into each other, but not always in a linear nor predictable fashion. 
The movements are as follows: 1) side-by-side rocking, which can be very fast, or very slow, or somewhere in between; 2) a rather quick shudder of just my shoulders; 3) clockwise movement of my entire upper torso, usually quite slow but not always; 4) counter-clockwise movement of my entire upper torso, usually quite slow but not always. The reason I explain these movements are not linear is because I don't always go from 1-4. Sometimes 3 and 4 go back and forth before returning to 1. Sometimes 2 occurs between 3 and 4. And so on... 

Chris and I have been discussing these twirling movements for quite awhile now. He mentioned that he noticed from the time he met me that my foot or leg would do interesting, even unto unusual, often-complex repeating patterns, especially when sitting with my legs crossed. If truth be told, I've done this all of my life. These are not average leg swings. They could almost be explained that my foot was drawing sacred geometric patterns in the air. Chris feels this all has something to do with my energy up-the-back surges, etc. and so do I. But please know that during my lifetime I just accepted what my foot did as something quite normal...and so it is normal...for me, anyways. It should be noted that in my early life I didn't think much about it one way or another. Kind of like how I now remember seeing light around people and objects when I was around 7 or 8, but I never told anyone about it, nor particularly worried about it, at the time. Then again, I most definitely may not have felt safe telling anyone what I was seeing, feeling, etc., because something inside of me told me that lots of people, including family members, may not understand nor be able to relate.

I don't know the exact time when I equated the power surges and twirling with Kundalini energy, but at some point it happened. Curiosity piqued, I began searching for more information of late. I recently read the little tho' excellent book, "Kundalini - The Secret Of Life," by Swami Muktananda. And now I'm engrossed reading a MUCH bigger book, "Kundalini Rising - Exploring The Energy Of Awakening," by Gurmukh Kaur Kalsa, Andrew Newberg, Sivananda Radha, Ken Wilber, and John Selby. To quote the beginning paragraph written by Tami Simon, "In 1984, I needed the book, Kundalini Rising, and it didn't exist." Well thank goodness it exists today. I am having a hard time putting it down! Importantly, the book explains how Kundalini energy is VERY PERSONAL and does not awaken the same way in every one, if at all in a lifetime. This alone is comforting, knowing that Kundalini is unfolding in me exactly how it needs to and in a way that my body not only understands but is uplifted by. 

It's my hope that by explaining some of what I am experiencing regarding Kundalini energy, that it will help others. I'd love to hear from YOU and learn of your experiences if you'd like to share. Thank you!    



Friday, September 6, 2013

In-Person "Happening": CT 9/15/13

On Sunday, September 15th, I'll be facilitating Psychic Mediumship and Tarot readings at a Connecticut Psychic Fair; Greenwich Hyatt in Greenwich, CT; 11am-6pm; (203) 637-1234; Exit 5, turn right 1 mile, 1800 E. Putnam Ave.; For more information: (203) 470-1806. Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 2, 2013

September's Free Reading

Calling all those who want to be in September's drawing for one free reading. The winner can choose between one 30-minute Tarot reading OR a 30-minute Psychic Mediumship reading. The reading will be via Skype or phone. An MP3 recording of the reading will be included as my gift to you, if one desires it.

How can you win this reading? Either send me an e-mail (
spinningjenny57@hotmail.com) OR comment on the blog post that has the free offer (include your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win). After a few days of having the free-offer-post up I'll put all names in a hat and pull the winner (my random decision on when this will happen). The winner will be on the post that the offer was on, using their first name only (along with last name initials, if needed to distinguish them from others with the same first name). I'll contact that person via e-mail to let them know that they have won. We'll schedule a reading for a day/time that's good for both of us. If you win, please do not enter the contest again for one year. Thank you!

If you do not win this month, your name will automatically go into the drawing for the following months, so no need to e-mail me each month to be included. If, for whatever reason, you don't want to be in future drawings do let me know, please.


The winner for September's free reading is: Jocelyn (from South Africa)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

"In Person" Happening: Long Island, NY 8/25/13

Sunday, August 25th, 2013 I'll be facilitating Psychic Mediumship and Tarot readings for a Long Island Psychic Fair at the UPSKY Long Island Hotel (formerly called the Sheraton Smithtown), 110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway in Long Island, NY, North Service Road of LIE Exit 53; (631) 231-1100; 11am-5pm. Hope to see YOU there!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

August's Free Reading

Calling all those who want to be in August's drawing for one free reading. The winner can choose between one 30-minute Tarot reading OR a 30-minute Psychic Mediumship reading. The reading will be via Skype or phone. An MP3 recording of the reading will be included as my gift to you, if one desires it.

How can you win this reading? Either send me an e-mail (
spinningjenny57@hotmail.com) OR comment on the blog post that has the free offer (include your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win). After a few days of having the free-offer-post up I'll put all names in a hat and pull the winner (my random decision on when this will happen). The winner will be on the post that the offer was on, using their first name only (along with last name initials, if needed to distinguish them from others with the same first name). I'll contact that person via e-mail to let them know that they have won. We'll schedule a reading for a day/time that's good for both of us. If you win, please do not enter the contest again for one year. Thank you!

If you do not win this month, your name will automatically go into the drawing for the following months, so no need to e-mail me each month to be included. If, for whatever reason, you don't want to be in future drawings do let me know, please.


The winner for August's free reading is: Kathryn J.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Long Island, NY "In Person" Happening

Tomorrow, on Sunday, August 4th, I'll be facilitating readings for a Long Island Psychic Fair; Glen Cove Mansion; LIE Exit 39 Glen Cove Rd., make a right at the light onto Glen Cove Rd. northbound, go approximately 5 miles, bear left at the fork in the road, go 1.5 miles to the end (firehouse is in front of you), go right at the firehouse, at the 4th light go left onto Dorsoris Lane, hotel is about 1 mile on right side, please note that Rt. 107N will take you to Glen Cove Rd, too; 11am-5pm.
Hope to see YOU there!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Vacation Notice

Please note that I will be on vacation in Lily Dale, NY from 7/19 - 8/2. I will not be scheduling readings via phone or Skype from 7/19/13 - 8/2/13. If you sign up for a reading via Paypal (on the right sidebar of this weblog), I will not be able to schedule that reading until I come back from vacation. Thank you.

I will be Minister-In-Residence for Fellowships of the Spirit in Lily Dale, NY from 7/19 - 7/26. I will be leading the morning meditation at the Healing Temple each day, chairing a Sunday service, and giving platform readings as one of Lily Dale's Visiting Mediums throughout the week and the following week (until 8/2/13) at The Stump and Forest Temple.

 

Monday, July 1, 2013

"In Person" Happening in Brattleboro, Vermont 7/6/13

On Saturday, July 6th I will be giving Psychic Mediumship and Tarot readings in person at Equilibrium on 14 Elm Street, Brattleboro, VT from 12:00 pm (noon) - 6 pm. Each 20-minute reading will be $25 and will be booked on the half-hour. There may be some room for walk-ins, but to insure a spot, please book ahead of time. When you call or e-mail me, I'll let you know if the time slot you want is available, and what slots are left to choose from. To book a reading, please e-mail me: spinningjenny57@hotmail.com or call me at 802-368-7217.
At present, openings are still available from 3:30 pm onward.

July's Free Reading

Calling all those who want to be in July's drawing for one free reading. The winner can choose between one 30-minute Tarot reading OR a 30-minute Psychic Mediumship reading. The reading will be via Skype or phone. An MP3 recording of the reading will be included as my gift to you, if one desires it.

How can you win this reading? Either send me an e-mail (
spinningjenny57@hotmail.com) OR comment on the blog post that has the free offer (include your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win). After a few days of having the free-offer-post up I'll put all names in a hat and pull the winner (my random decision on when this will happen). The winner will be on the post that the offer was on, using their first name only (along with last name initials, if needed to distinguish them from others with the same first name). I'll contact that person via e-mail to let them know that they have won. We'll schedule a reading for a day/time that's good for both of us. If you win, please do not enter the contest again for one year. Thank you!

If you do not win this month, your name will automatically go into the drawing for the following months, so no need to e-mail me each month to be included. If, for whatever reason, you don't want to be in future drawings do let me know, please.


The winner for July's free reading is: Alison!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Ode To Grey Sheepswool

Hello grey sheepswool yarn. It's been a long time. When you arrived in the Dawn dish liquid box today, shipped all the way from Schoolhouse Press in Wisconsin, I could hardly wait to get the box opened. I knew beforehand what I would do. I put a beautiful skein of you right in my face so I could inhale your sheepy goodness. And I cried. Healing, cooling, comforting tears. 

Back in the early 80's I bought several skeins of some relatives of yours from the very same Wisconsin source. It was the first time I was going to knit a wool sweater. The only sweaters I had made prior to this were a kelly green and yellow, striped, garter stitch top out of Red Heart yarn for David, our oldest son, then a baby. And next on the needles was a rust-colored, cotton, 'fashion' top for me that I never did quite correctly figure out the knitting directions for, but finished it somehow and wore it proudly...well, more or less proudly. 

The first grey sheepswool sweater was for David, then a growing little boy. I also bought a skein of red and white wool in order to incorporate a color pattern. Never mind that I had never knit with more than one color of yarn in the same row before. I was enthusiastic and optimistic. I saw the sweater featured in some women's magazine, but I was loathe to follow the commercial directions given my problems with the cotton top I had earlier knit for myself. I decided instead to follow Elizabeth Zimmermann's EPS (Elizabeth's Percentage System) allowing me to make the sweater as a circular raglan at a gauge that I decided upon. A "thinking" knitter I was going to be, by golly! When I finished David's sweater I was very excited that it looked pretty darn good. The ribbing at the cuffs and lower border was a bit flaccid, but nothing that a little stretch nylon couldn't correct. I showed my Ma. She said nothing positive. To be fair, she said nothing at all. I don't think she even smiled. Soon after Ma bought David a lovely, finely knit, navy sweater made in Italy. I shouldn't have let myself get so upset over this. I shouldn't have let her lack of enthusiasm color my opinion of what I had created. What Ma did (or for that matter, did not do) said much more about her than anything to do with the dear little sweater or my gallant knitting efforts. After all, nothing should or could dampen the love that went into each and every stitch of that sweater for my beautiful boy. And at least she didn't say about this sweater what she did say about another sweater when I was knitting it years later. She was visiting us in Massachusetts one summer. If memory serves me Ma said that she wouldn't wear THAT sweater to a dogfight. My mistake was that I obviously shouldn't have looked for any pats on the back or encouragement from her. Such motherly-daughterly hip-hip-hurrahs were never forthcoming. A year or so after this proclamation about my 'ugly' sweater, Ma started showing signs of Alzheimer's Disease.
 

Years went by. Early on I learned to spin. Then I learned to dye. I was specifically interested in learning about plants that offered up their natural dyes. For the most part, I appreciated and saw worth in every single adventure I was part of, though not all of them were easy and carefree. In fact, I encountered many a boulder on those fiberish adventures. Still I went forward as positively as possible. I thought, wrote, and taught about all that I had learned in the fiber arts. I got hurt when folks I met and/or admired in the field didn't meet expectations I had unfairly set for them, or act how I would have liked them to act. Never mind that no one need be required meet another person's expectations. Never mind that we all have free will to think and act as we'd like. Never mind that I would have done better not having any exacting expectations in the first place.

I made many treasured friends through fibers. Some of them I'm still close to and delight as we celebrate each others new adventures and laugh at many of the crazy, old times. Over the years I have attracted a few folks who were jealous of me, no doubt because I, too, harbored doses from that same murky well of jealousy. I attracted folks with various fears, often having me look straight into the abyss of my own set of fears. I attracted critical, overly sensitive people, mirroring my own critical. over-the-top-sensitive penchant! What goes around comes around. What one sows, one reaps. Karma gets balanced, that's for sure. Oh yeah...the lessons continue... I shall aim to learn from my past and make the future brighter in all ways.

Today, a warm June day in 2013, I am going to begin knitting a grey sheepswool sweater. I haven't knit, spun, or made much of anything with wool for a few years. Oh yes, I knit a few prayer shawls for people. But I couldn't bear to make them out of wool because all the reasons I had stopped spinning, knitting, and dyeing would have been too painful to admit if I did. But I'm happy to say that it's time to renew my love affair with sheepswool. It's time to go back to the source of my knitting joy by creating an Elizabeth Zimmermann garment for me. Perhaps before I cross over I'll have made a good % of EZ's published patterns. No matter what, I plan to have a blast enjoying each and every loving stitch. And if someday you see me spinning and dyeing, as well...then it'll be clear that I've tackled some of the biggest boulders of all and was successful at putting them where they belonged.  

Monday, June 10, 2013

Brattleboro, Vermont "In Person" Happening On 7/6/13

On Saturday, July 6th I will be giving Psychic Mediumship and Tarot readings in person at Equilibrium on 14 Elm Street, Brattleboro, VT from 12:00 pm (noon) - 6 pm. Each 20-minute reading will be $25 and will be booked on the half-hour. There may be some room for walk-ins, but to insure a spot, please book ahead of time. When you call or e-mail me, I'll let you know if the time slot you want is available, and what slots are left to choose from. To book a reading, please e-mail me: spinningjenny57@hotmail.com or call me at 802-368-7217.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Light and Shadow

For some time now a simple, but profound teaching has weaved its way in and around my life on a day-to-day basis. It is this: With every situation we encounter, whether we deem it a good thing or a bad thing, there is shadow and light. With every person we encounter, whether we call them a friend or an enemy or something in-between, there is shadow and light. 

An example of a situation we might think of as wonderful would be if someone won an enormous amount of money in the lottery or by some other form of gambling. The money won could ease our financial burdens. We could spend our time, if we chose to do so, not working day-jobs but enjoying pursuits of leisure. We could buy the material things we always wanted. The money won could ease other people's financial burdens if we shared it. But whether we shared the money or not, it is possible that some people would "expect" us to give some of that money to them for whatever reason. Bitterness and anger could rise up in us and in others. And then since it's a whole lot of money that was won, there is the possibility that a huge chunk would be eaten up in taxes, irritating us with all the hassles inherent in that situation. Some people may become jealous of us for winning the money. Some people may try to become fast friends for reasons other than truly desiring friendship. If we gambled and won a lot of money, we may reason that by further gambling we'll gain even more money, making for the possibility of losing all we had won and then some. And on and on. 

As for a situation we would likely think of as awful, let's say we get very, very sick from an illness that is often thought of as not curable. Depression and fear could easily set in. Hopelessness may become rampant. Some friends and family may become uneasy in our presence, unsure of what to say to us. Loneliness could easily darken our lives. Doctor and hospital bills may eat away any savings we had, even if it had been stockpiled from a lifetime of frugality and hard work. Medicines could have horrible side effects making us sick in ways other than helping the illness we took them for in the first place. On the other hand, we may end up meeting people whom we never would have met if we hadn't gotten sick. Some of these people could end up being true blessings in our lives. We would have the possibility of learning and/or increasing positive attributes such as compassion, patience, understanding, and more. We might learn how precious each and every moment of our lives is, finally allowing ourselves to enjoy these quality moments. And on and on.

Difficult people who come into our lives may make miserable most every encounter we have with them. However, these same folks have the potential to help us to work through issues that, once tackled, would bring light into our lives, clearing the air for new experiences. Folks we like/love to be around can be treasured gifts on many levels.There's also the possibility that our family and/or friends get so comfortable with us that they think they know us better than we know ourselves. Light and shadow; shadow and light... And the beat goes on.

A reminder for myself is to ponder the light and shadow surrounding any given situation and person in my life. How can I make the most of the light that is most definitely present? How can I avoid focusing in only on the shadow and staying away from exaggerating or feeding the shadow even further? What is there to learn from both the light and shadow? How can we positively utilize the light and shadow that is present to help us to live lives that celebrate and promote the highest and best for all involved?

Saturday, June 1, 2013

June's Free Reading

Calling all those who want to be in June's drawing for one free reading. The winner can choose between one 30-minute Tarot reading OR a 30-minute Psychic Mediumship reading. The reading will be via Skype or phone. An MP3 recording of the reading will be included as my gift to you, if one desires it.

How can you win this reading? Either send me an e-mail (
spinningjenny57@hotmail.com) OR comment on the blog post that has the free offer (include your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win). After a few days of having the free-offer-post up I'll put all names in a hat and pull the winner (my random decision on when this will happen). The winner will be on the post that the offer was on, using their first name only (along with last name initials, if needed to distinguish them from others with the same first name). I'll contact that person via e-mail to let them know that they have won. We'll schedule a reading for a day/time that's good for both of us. If you win, please do not enter the contest again for one year. Thank you!

If you do not win this month, your name will automatically go into the drawing for the following months, so no need to e-mail me each month to be included. If, for whatever reason, you don't want to be in future drawings do let me know, please.


The winner for June's free reading is: Antony! 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Two "In Person" Happenings 6/1 And 6/2

This coming weekend I'll be facilitating Psychic Mediumship and Tarot readings at two different venues, one in southern Vermont and one on Long Island, NY. They are as follows:

On Saturday, June 1st I will be giving readings in person at Equilibrium on 14 Elm Street, Brattleboro, VT from 12:00 pm (noon) - 6 pm. Each 20-minute reading will be $25 and will be booked on the half-hour. There may be some room for walk-ins, but to insure a spot, please book ahead of time. When you call or e-mail me, I'll let you know if the time slot you want is available, and what slots are left to choose from. To book a reading, please e-mail me: spinningjenny57@hotmail.com or call me at 802-368-7217.

On Sunday, June 2nd I will be giving readings in person at a Long Island Psychic Fair located at the Huntington Hilton (Hilton LI Huntington); RT. 110, Melville, Exit 49 S LIE or Exit 32 N on Southern State; 11 am - 5 pm; for info please call 516-781-4954.

Hope to see YOU at one of these locations!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

"In Person" Happening On 5/26/13

On Sunday, May 26th I'll be facilitating Tarot and Psychic Mediumship readings for a Connecticut Psychic Fair at the Danbury Maron Hotel in Danbury, CT; 11am-6pm; (203) 791-2200; 42 Lake Ave Extension/ Mill Plain Rd - I-84, Exit 4, turn right for 1/2 mile - next to Stop and Shop; For more information: (203) 470-1806. Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Guest Of "Journey Into The Light" On 5/21/2013

Tonight's Show has been canceled due to the tornado that devastated Oklahoma. The host and his family are safe but their home has suffered major damage. Please send prayers and good wishes their way.
I'll be a guest of Michael Long on Blogtalk Radio's "Journey Into The Light" on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 9pm - 10pmish EDT. Listening to the show is absolutely FREE. No downloading is necessary. Just click on the arrow at the time of the show and listen in. The link is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/journeyintothelight
For my segment, Michael will be interviewing me about a variety of things.The show will include having me facilitate readings for those who call in. The first two readings are FREE. Those who request a reading beyond that will be asked to pay a $25 fee to Journey Into The Light to help underwrite keeping the show on the air. Information about how to sign up for a reading will be clearly given on the show. Please do consider being one of the folks who request a reading! Thank you!!

Friday, May 17, 2013

"In Person" Happening On 5/19/13

On Sunday, May 19th, 2013, I will be facilitating Psychic Mediumship and Tarot readings at a Connecticut Psychic Fair held at the Greenwich Hyatt in Greenwich, CT; 11am-6pm; (203) 637-1234; Exit 5, turn right 1 mile, 1800 E. Putnam Ave.; For more information: (203) 470-1806. Hope to see YOU there!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Uplifting Each Other

Something that has entered my awareness of late in a big way has to do with folks putting someone in their place. This happens in various ways but one of the most insidious is when a person feels it's their duty to make sure another person doesn't get too big of a head. I wonder why someone feels they have the right to take on this unasked-for job. For one thing, it assumes that the person who has achieved some sort of success isn't capable of managing their own ego. Who would even want the "knock 'em down a peg" kind of job? And if so, why? 

Here's a story from my own life where I was on the receiving end when someone I loved took on the job described above. Believe it or not it was on the actual joyous day I graduated with a BA from the University of Detroit in Art Education. The year was 1981. 

The only reason I was able to go to college was because there was governmental and institutional help in the form of grants for folks who didn't have the financial resources to go on to higher education. These grants were NOT loans. The funds imparted did not have to be paid back. They were based on need and someone's decision that I would succeed if given half a chance. Soon after the Carter administration, grants such as what I was gifted were booted right out the door, never to return. (Well, I'm reminded to say, "Never say never.") Around the second year of my 4-year college stint, I did have to take out a couple of loans to help pay for housing/books/supplies, but that was nothing in comparison to the debt students are saddled with today. Also, I worked several work-study jobs during the 4 years. Because my parents hadn't the means to help with my higher education, Chris and I paid back these loans over the course of the next ten years.

So on the day I walked down the aisle to receive my diploma...a diploma that stated clearly that I had graduated Magna Cum Laude...my own Ma said after the event, "Don't think your s_ _t doesn't stink just because you have a degree." I can still hear the tone of voice this was said in to me. The pain is still felt all these years later, even as I type this. What does this say about me? After all these years I can honestly say 'nothing.' What does this say about her? Plenty. No need to dissect that now, but when we are reminded that words can cut like knives, that's no joke.

The proverbial apple didn't fall far from the tree when it was related that my own brother said to one of my sons, upon hearing that my first book, "Spinning Around," was finally published after 5 years of hard work, "Big deal." To this day I have not gotten one word of encouragement or otherwise from this brother regarding my book.

But what about when nothing is said to someone who achieves something good? I can tell you from personal experience that nothingness can be just as painful. Noticeably not acknowledging something, especially when such nothingness is calculated and is not a matter of simple negligence, just because a person feels it's their job to keep the other person's ego in check, is uncaring, hurtful, and can have long-lasting impact in a negative way. Plus, it truly only says something about the person who has taken on this nasty job. It says nothing about the person who has achieved something.  BTW, it matters not if the ego-blasting-person feels that what the other person achieved is truly good or not. What matters is that unconditional love and uplifting did NOT occur.

Please know that if there's any finger-pointing here, I'm not leaving myself out as totally innocent. I, too, have no doubt taken on the ego-blasting job during various moments in this life. However, now that I've come to terms regarding how unkind and unfair such a job is, I shall try not to let it muck up any further relationships ever again. I have no right whatsoever to even attempt to knock someone down a peg.

Let's consider stopping this nonsense and uplifting each other. Let's be happy for others. Let's always find the good in another person. It's in there. Find it! Let's applaud them for their efforts and achievements. Let's do our part to help the other person feel better about themself.  

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Brattleboro, VT "In Person" Happening 6/1/13

On Saturday, June 1st I will be giving Psychic Mediumship and Tarot readings in person at Equilibrium on 14 Elm Street, Brattleboro, VT from 12:00 pm (noon) - 6 pm. Each 20-minute reading will be $25 and will be booked on the half-hour. There may be some room for walk-ins, but to insure a spot, please book ahead of time. When you call or e-mail me, I'll let you know if the time slot you want is available, and what slots are left to choose from. To book a reading, please e-mail me: spinningjenny57@hotmail.com or call me at 802-368-7217.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Guest Of "Journey Into The Light" On 5/13/2013

I'll be a guest of Michael Long of Blogtalk Radio's "Journey Into The Light" on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 9pm - 10pmish EDT. That's this coming Monday! Michael's spiritual show has been on nightly for four years and has a big following. Listening to the show is absolutely FREE. You can find out how to be reminded about when Michael's shows air and who is on each show at this link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/journeyintothelight 
Quite a few well-known and much-respected Mediums have been featured, and some are regular guests on the show, including one of my beloved instructors when I was in seminary at Fellowships of the Spirit in Lily Dale, Rev. Greg Kehn. 
For my segment, Michael will be interviewing me about all sorts of things, including how I came to be a professional Psychic Medium and Ordained Spiritualist Minister. The show will include having me facilitate readings to those who call in. Those who request a reading will be asked to pay a $25 fee to Journey Into The Light to help underwrite keeping the show on the air. Information about how to sign up for a reading will be clearly given on the show. Please do consider being one of the folks who request a reading! Thank you!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Feeling Trapped

A few weeks ago a longtime psychic medium gave me a phone reading. The reading was profound on many levels but it really hit-the-target when a past life revealed that I had been in a gypsy family which prevented me from being able to physically leave the confines imposed by the family members, and thus I was not allowed to fully live my own life. After the reading I began pondering how this past life situation has played out in my current life. The bottom line? It's played out in a BIG way. I chatted about this with a good friend of mine and she, too, was blown away by the importance of how feeling trapped has surfaced in my life.

One big example of how I've reacted to feeling trapped in the past showed up when my Ma was so advanced in Alzheimer's that she could no longer live in her own place, nor could she remain even in an assisted living facility. My brothers and I were faced with the fact that Ma was going to need the full-time care of a nursing home. This all occurred when Chris and I were living in Middletown, Connecticut with our two boys. One son was 8 years old and the other son was going on 15 years old.The older child was experiencing major health issues (that are ongoing to this day) and the younger was not having the best of times in 2nd grade. Chris was knee deep in a Master's Degree program and working every odd job Wesleyan University could give him. I was working in an administrative office at the same university. We needed every penny that Chris and I made in order to financially stay afloat.

I flew to Michigan, where my Ma and two brothers lived at the time, to see what I could do to help find the right place for Ma to reside. A few weeks went by and lots of difficult pavement-pounding and conversations occurred. Ma had very little money and trying to find the best facility under such circumstances was nothing short of a lesson in frustration. Chris called me more than once and said that I was needed at home. I could totally understand him wanting me home, but my plea to leave Michigan and fly home to Connecticut fell on deaf ears, specifically with one brother. I cannot drive myself due to my inability to cope with little-to-no-depth-perception, so renting a car was out. Even contemplating hiring a cab to get me to the airport made me nervous, wondering if I had enough cash on me to even afford such an idea. Finally, I was allowed to leave. ALLOWED TO LEAVE! This feels absurd for a grown woman to even write let alone experience. Once on the plane, I vowed to myself to never, ever get myself in such a trapped predicament again. This serious vow has kept me from ever visiting my brother (the other brother crossed over in '98) at his home, especially by myself. Sad. 

As I discussed my gypsy past life with my friend, we noticed how over the years I've never felt comfortable staying in any one place too long. Even with this lovely house-in-the-woods I've lived in for some time now, I always have talked of moving...somewhere...anywhere. I have finally realized that I have hardly allowed myself to fully savor this sweet home over the years we've been here. No more! Knowing about a past life can shed an amazing light on how one acts in their current life. One thing I'm going to aim for is to truly appreciate the moment; the NOW! I'm going to allow myself to enjoy where I live, and realize that I'm not trapped anymore. I can stay put if I so choose and not feel unsafe for doing so. If we want to move it'll be because it's a positive, forward movement, not just because we're feeling antsy. I can make choices to stay out of situations and away from people that take away my freedom. I can plant a garden and plan on enjoying the fruits of my labor. I can put up curtains that I have chosen! And that's just what I've done this spring!!! I've put up white, lacy curtains...a symbol that we love this home we live in, this life we have made. Nice.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May's Free Reading

Calling all those who want to be in May's drawing for one free reading. The winner can choose between one 30-minute Tarot reading OR a 30-minute Psychic Mediumship reading. The reading will be via Skype or phone. An MP3 recording of the reading will be included as my gift to you, if one desires it.

How can you win this reading? Either send me an e-mail (
spinningjenny57@hotmail.com) OR comment on the blog post that has the free offer (include your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win). After a few days of having the free-offer-post up I'll put all names in a hat and pull the winner (my random decision on when this will happen). The winner will be on the post that the offer was on, using their first name only (along with last name initials, if needed to distinguish them from others with the same first name). I'll contact that person via e-mail to let them know that they have won. We'll schedule a reading for a day/time that's good for both of us. If you win, please do not enter the contest again for one year. Thank you!

If you do not win this month, your name will automatically go into the drawing for the following months, so no need to e-mail me each month to be included. If, for whatever reason, you don't want to be in future drawings do let me know, please.


The winner for May's free reading is: Kristen T. D.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dreams I've Had

It's been awhile since I posted some of my recorded dreams. Here's several that occurred after the last time I posted about dreams. 

3/7/12
Cat Stevens, the singer/songwriter, was in my dream. He said his real first name is "Carver."

3/8/12
Alexander, our youngest son, was going to buy a couch. He told Chris and I it was a great deal. He had to agree to dress in a woman's dress and the couch would be his for very little money. Chris knew of this type of scam where the seller raised the price just as Alex's credit card was given. The dream ended as Alexander realized it was a scam and was disappointed.

3/8/12
This dream came before the one above but I remembered it later. We had a 55 gallon fish tank for our two goldfish, Aphrodite and Eros, just as we do now. Alex had some friends over including Gus, a high school buddy. Just as they left I realized that our floor had a foot of water on it. There were tiny fish swimming around. I scooped up the fish (3 in all) and put them in the tank. One of them looked like it may be a shark. When I next looked into the tank, a figurine of "The Music Man" was inside of it. I suspected that Gus, with his keen sense of humor, was behind all of this.

3/17/12
I was in a kind of "Bollywood" play, rather than a movie. We had run through the play once successfully but for some reason we could not do it again. I was the leading lady. Chris and our two boys were in the audience looking like they did in 1993. They were getting mad that the play wasn't beginning. I saw that they were covered in snow, apparently having a snowball fight to pass the time. Rev. Elaine was there. I was crying on her shoulder over all that was going awry in my life, the play included. She was very comforting.

3/25/12
Epic-style dream that felt like it lasted all night. I was working at Regina High, though it didn't exactly look like the Regina High I went to school at back in the 1970's. I was teaching astrology in what was like a large gymnasium. I had quite a large class of guys and gals, even though Regina was and is an all-girls high school. From the very beginning, the administration expected me to be super-woman-teacher, tacking on all sorts of other duties that included running the plays and more. For instance, it was 9:00 pm and I had girls from other schools dancing across the floor in unison. The janitor was trying to clean and got disgusted that all these people were getting in the way. I had had no time to fit this dancing within my regular duties during the school day, so had to schedule it in the evening. Important to note, this was my first day on the job. I kept thinking that this schedule and the responsibilities asked of me were crazy. I wanted to quit but Chris said that we needed the money. I liked teaching astrology, however, and the kids were interested when I explained about the Houses, Aspects, and more. (Note: I had been studying about aspects before I went to bed on the evening I  had this dream.) Then, two people dressed in costume from Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto (a place I had worked when we lived in Canada) walked in. The guy didn't really acknowledge me but the woman stopped. I didn't remember her from BCPV, but I knew that was where they were from. The woman was excited to show me the workmanship on her costume, which she sewed herself. She undressed down to her petticoat to she me the exquisite details. Next, the dream segued to Lily Dale, NY where Chris and I were trying to decide on a house we were thinking of buying. The house was small but nice...a brown stucco, 2-floors, square in shape with a wrap-around porch and a nice backyard. Chris asked the seller if the bedroom would look out on the sunrise or sunset. It seemed it would look out on the sunrise which pleased us. The bedroom also looked out on the backyard. The house was placed on the end of one of Lily Dale's quaint streets, next to the Lyceum and park. I noted that the house was in good shape, with no mold or mildew present. I envisioned where Chris would put his keyboard, and whether or not I'd need to sell a few of my spinning wheels, etc. 

4/25/12
I was in some sort of a historical setting...a house or a village, or perhaps such a house was set in a sheep festival type of setting. In any case, I watched as a group of spinners demonstrated scouring fleece as the public watched. They used Border Leicester fleece, very similar to what I scoured back when I worked at Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto, Canada. I noticed they fell into all the pitfalls of not using enough hot water, not prepping the fleece to open up the dirty tips and locks, etc. They seemed oblivious as to what really works well when scouring fleece, and instead just proceeding in a "trial and error" type of mode. I asked one lady if they used dish detergent with grease-cutting properties to scour. She said they used some washing agent that had "polar bear" in the name. It was a product I wasn't familiar with. I lamented to myself that the scoured fleece would be sticky, hard to card and spin, and would still be dirty even after the scouring process. I wondered why they hadn't taken the advice in my book, "Spinning Around," or advice from any other good spinning books out there. Then, it occurred to me that everyone had the right to learn from their own mistakes; to have their own journey; and to do it in their own time. Profound.

5/9/12
Found myself working back at the Green Mountain Spinnery although now it was located in a large, dark, warehouse structure. Another past worker (Margaret) was also back working there but was ashamed at her demotion. I noted that that kind of thing never bothered me personally (interesting, because I'm pretty sure it WOULD bother me personally in life). It was frustrating to work there again because I was not trained properly and did not know the new yarn types, colors, and prices. I waited on a woman who paid for her yarn AFTER she knit it into an afghan. Somehow I was supposed to figure out what she owed by looking at the afghan. I saw that some of the afghan was knitted with an extremely fine yarn at the impossible  gauge of 20+ stitches = 1". I wondered if that "ground" yarn was even made by the Green Mountain Spinnery. Working there was an awful experience and I vowed to quit yet again.

10/30/12
One dream had to do with the "fact" that the people who wrote the Bible are our "record keepers" and witnesses, so we would not forget the important things that happened in history. Also, I saw folks who made things better for others. One example was the "fairy stone" in another country. This huge stone had several openings around it where fairies were said to live. There are people who clean the outside of the fairy stone so that it's enjoyable to be seen by children and adults alike. Apparently the outside of the fairy stone gets very dirty because many people visit and touch the outside of the fairies' home each year.

11/4/12
I was in a math class and had to complete a variety of story problems and equations. I could feel myself sweating and worrying about not being able to do them. I even tried to cheat by looking at someone's paper, but I realized I didn't understand what they did so I went back to figuring it out myself. It was slow-going, however little by little I got the problems completed. Friend, Jofran, was in this dream looking very much like she did back in college days...very light and airy, and a little flitty. I noticed one of my canine teeth had a dark gray spot on it and was so loose it was about to fall out. I worried that we could not afford any dentistry work. I knew the tooth was dead.

12/27/12
During meditation I asked if I could go where our son, David, was in order to visit. He was in a dark cave but I could see as clear as daylight. He was sitting on a low, smooth, round, pebble-like stone, dark gray in color. He looked like he did when he was stable and well. He didn't seem disturbed in any way. When he saw me he said, "Mama, you can't be here." I said, "David, I'm just visiting." I asked what he was doing. He said he was waiting for his assignment. I told him he needed to come back to Earth. He said, "No, I'm waiting for my assignment.." I asked, "What assignment?" He didn't know. I told him I'd come back again and I left. I saw him looking at me. He went back to waiting.

12/28/12
Chris and I were in a college setting, apparently as teachers. The place looked and felt like Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan. I was in a classroom ready to teach my class. Chris was with me. An acting class was held in the same room prior to my class. There was a box on the floor that the actors were supposed to pee into. The box was placed there for a scene but the actors had missed the box and pee was all over the floor. I proclaimed my disgust and Chris said, in a tone letting me know I was being difficult, that I was known as a "techie." 

1/21/13
Friend, Becky, called and said next to nothing. When I questioned this she said I should just talk and tell her what I've been up to. I was upset over this for it was not a "caring and sharing" kind of call at all. 

1/27/13
I was in a dormitory kind of setting, perhaps somewhat younger than I am now. I was with a girlfriend. She seemed like Jofran but not necessarily so. We were looking at puppies on the floor. All the students in the dorm cared for the puppies. I loved it! One day there didn't seem to be anyone around people-wise. Puppies were going from room to room. They were in the bathtubs, etc. I got concerned because someone had put jammie-like costumes on three of the puppies. They looked like little bears with patterned jammie costumes. Unfortunately, there was no opening for the puppies to poop or pee, and there were no mouth, eye, or nose holes for the face. Just before I woke up I was trying to figure out how to get these cruel costumes off of the three puppies. 

3/25/13
Chris and I were teaching at a school that looked like a combination of Equilibrium and Neighborhood Schoolhouse, both in Brattleboro, Vermont. On a chalkboard there were listed the names of teachers who would be painting walls that day, instead of teaching. The head of the school was Jessica, the now co-owner of Equilibrium. My last name was misspelled on the chalkboard and looked like Beregere. I laughed with Chris about how our last name could end up so messed up when others try to spell it. 

4/20/13
I was on a boat docked in a harbor with a few other people. Our boat was wedged between larger ships and the whole atmosphere had a 1960's feel. A plane overhead dropped 2-3 bombs that looked like plastic discs in primary colors. They looked like discs that are on the child's game, "Simon Says." My 5th grade English teacher was on the boat, as well, and as he looked at me and I at him, he gently tossed the bombs overboard into the water. They did not explode. Why? My 5th grade English teacher said that you just had to get them off the boat, where the bombardier had intended them to go off. Otherwise, the bombs would have blown us up.

A second dream this same night was about how we were given a cockatoo. We discussed it may be a cockatiel. 

4/23/13
Friend, Leslie, was standing in a vestibule at the side of a home which looked like my Aunt Norma's on Lange Street (not really an aunt but when we lived in Detroit we had no actual relatives near us so we were 'adopted' by friends of my parents). I went down the stairs to greet Leslie. She hugged me long and hard as I cried on her shoulder. She had come to visit me much later in the evening than what she would usually do. I knew this was a very special visit "from the heart."