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Published on October 22, 2011 10:54 • 23 views

October 10, 2011

Physical Mediumship
Physical mediumship is an instance that occurs when the external spirits influence the energies of a medium and create corporeal materializations that are used to communicate effectively from their world to ours. This phenomenon has proven that there is life after death and that it is possible for the spirits to reappear on this earth in the form that they used to exist in. Spirits can materialize in this world and this can be in the form of raps, knocks, levitation or sometimes transfiguration. One of the unique features of physical mediumship is the occurrence of materialization. This entire process of physical mediumship is dependent on the medium and a form of energy called ectoplasm created by the medium. Ectoplasm is the energy released by the medium in trying to establish a link with the spirit and it is used by the spirit to physically manifest itself. 
During physical mediumship, the form of the energy matter or ectoplasm is entirely dependent on the medium. It can be visible, invisible, colored or white depending on the type of energy released by the medium. Once the ectoplasm is created, the spirit uses it to give itself a shape which can be reminiscent of what they looked like when alive or how they look like now. There have been records of ectoplasm being taken form inanimate objects that exist within psychic circles to help in the process of materialization. The quality and depth of the materialized form can range from wispy ghost like manifestations or fully dressed clearly visible forms that roam within the psychic circle and pass on information from the world of spirits to the real world. While it is true that the identity of the medium is not disclosed and there is always a barrier between the materialized spirit and the medium, there have been instances when people seated within a psychic circle have seen the ectoplasm that works as the connection between the two. 
Another feature of physical mediumship is the appearance of Apports. During these sessions many of the sitters have received physical objects which have been brought forth by the spiritual connection between a spirit and a medium. They range from flowers to coins to buttons and have been shown as proof of the fact that the spiritual manifestations have the ability to transport physical material from their plane of existence to ours. These apports do not disappear with the fading away of the materialized spirit and make us wonder about the world beyond the one which we live in. 
Physical mediumship is an exceptionally draining exercise and most mediums find that they become very weak after a session. However it is true that the mediums can enhance their strength with proper meditation techniques and concentration enhancing exercises. With the help of these mediums, many people have been able to find a sense of closure in their lives and have managed to live knowing that their loved ones are indeed at peace.
Rachel Baldwin is a Reiki Master, and writes for the psychic and metaphysical industry promoting the discovery of the personal spiritual path, through the new emerging holistic spirituality trend. If you leave a comment for Rachel she will contact you.
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Published on October 10, 2011 15:35 • 9 views

October 7, 2011

Today's post is in conjunction with the Blog-A-Licious Blog Tour 11 a fantastic blog hop that brings together bloggers of all genres, backgrounds and locations. In today's hop, the blog featured before What Dreams May Come is Shelley with But What are They Eating.The blog featured after Running Late is Dora with Pieces from Pieces. Do stop by and say hello, leave a comment, follow me on twitter. Sign up to follow this blog. Also some of the other blogs with this tour are also hosting giveaways and contests. Enjoy!


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"South America?" Marcie Hollis stood behind her long rectangular table at the market wearing her blue halter dress, the one that showed off a hint of cleavage, and made her blue eyes shimmer brighter than the clear blue sky.


"I fell in love with it ten years ago when I traveled with friends. There's something about the people Marcie, their absolutely magical." Dan had the most amazing jaw, and set of cheekbones. His entire face appeared to glow from the passion that oozed when he spoke. And man those lips; she could only imagine what it'd be like to be kissed by him.


"I'm planning to head down this winter, first Rio, and then travel down the Amazon. Stay down there a couple months this time." He crossed his solid tanned arms, the ones that shouted a strong active man who loved to work outdoors, as he sauntered around her table, dressed so casual, shorts and a t-shirt. Didn't matter what he wore, he could make anything look good.


Marcie couldn't shake the butterflies that were having a party in her stomach, or the stupid grin that must be slapped across her face, all because Dan McKenzie had showed up every Saturday, at the Gardiner's farmers market, to see her. Even today, he was waiting as she hustled in with her large blue plastic storage container. Grinning like a schoolboy, as he leaned confidently against her table. He shared his dreams of faraway places, and love for travel. Places in his heart, where Marcie longed to be.


But then she frowned when some awful ache twisted in her tummy. "South America's dangerous, you could get hurt." But it was more the thought of him leaving to visit another country, a culture, a place, people who would pull Dan further from her. And the thought burned a hole in her heart.


"No Marcie its fine. You can't worry about danger. If you focus on something bad and worry it to death, that's exactly what's going to happen." He moved a little closer, and Marcie was glad no one stopped by her table. She didn't want to stop talking to Dan. She loved being with him. Listening to the music in his voice, which sounded like smooth silky rum, and connected with some part of her soul where she needed more and more.


"I'd love to spend time with you Marcie. I look forward to each Saturday when you're going to be here. Maybe you could spend some time with me. I could come over and visit next week. After that I'm going to be getting really busy." He caressed her cheek with his warm hand then tucked her unruly long hair behind her ear in such a gentle intimate way.


Did her mouth fall open? Did she stutter? She couldn't get the words out fast enough. "Yes, yes. I would love that." Man the way he touched her turned her knees to putty.


And then Dan grinned in such a dreamy mesmerizing way, a quirk of his lips that lit up his lightly freckled face, and snagged a place inside her heart. He wanted her. He was interested. She wanted to clap her hands and jump up and down. Dan McKenzie, heartthrob and the most fascinating handsome man was pursuing her.


"When can you come over?" Marcie must have appeared like a love struck fool, but she didn't care.


"Excuse me Miss. But could I have two bags of Rosemary, and one of those bottles of homemade bug repellant?" Her stomach plummeted as she was pulled away from her fairy tale prince, to the dowdy old lady rummaging her table. She wanted to tell her to go away. But her Granny raised her better.


"Sorry Dan just give me a minute."


He touched her shoulder and allowed his hand to slide away. "Look after your customer Marcie. I'll see you later." His eyes softened as he flashed her that slightly crooked smile, then turned and strode away.


But with him went her heart, dreams of being his one and only, as she longed to be with him now, and part of his dream trip down to South America.


…to be continued October 22, 2011


What Dreams May Come, is a short story about two characters from The Choice, Marcie Hollis and Dan McKenzie. Always wondered how they met? Well come back and read Part Three to Running Late, and What Dreams May Come on October 22, 2011. And don't forget to checkout my new release, The Choice.  Available in eBook for 2.99, at all online sellers. And for those of you who still prefer the Print version, The Choice is now available in print at all online booksellers.



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Published on October 07, 2011 21:37 • 14 views

September 24, 2011

Today's post is in conjunction with the Blog-A-Licious Blog Tour 10 a fantastic blog hop that brings together bloggers of all genres, backgrounds and locations. In today's hop, the blog featured before Running Late is Dora with Peace from Pieces.The blog featured after Running Late is Shaeeza with Punctuality. Do stop by and say hello, leave a comment. I'll be giving away one eBook of The Choice, to one commenter, and don't forget to sign up to follow this blog. Also some of the other blogs with this tour are also hosting giveaways and contests. Enjoy!


Click HERE for a full list of participating blogs.


Running Late, A Walk the Right Road Story, by Lorhainne Eckhart






Marcie frowned as she hurried to stuff the last of the rosemary in a small plastic bag. Scribbling a price on a white sticky tag, pasting it to the bag, and arranging it with the other herbs displayed on the small rectangular table, at this Saturday's Farmers Market, this early spring morning. She brushed her fingers lightly over the three dozen small bags of herbs that only filled half the table. She was late, she'd forgotten the peppermint, the lemongrass her homemade soap, her biggest sellers. "Well crap." She closed her eyes for a second picturing the full dark blue Tupperware container, sitting beside the door. She cursed under her breath, and shuffled around the sparse table. Her Granny would've made sure she'd brought everything. She was an organized woman, who'd protected Marcie, loved her, and raised her. But it'd been a little over a month since she'd buried her Granny, which sucked Marcie into her head, to relive her agonizing loss over and over.


Shivering, she yanked on her Granny's light brown sweater, over her green cotton dress just as her handwritten sign was picked up by a sudden breeze. Her wooden sign was at home, most likely beside the box of herbs, all forgotten, as she'd raced late to the morning ferry that shuttled her from her Island home, Las Seta, to the mainland.


"Oh no, what else could possibly go wrong?" She darted after the hand written sign as it fluttered across the dirt path, over to the lettuce lady, who decorated her table with a bright red and orange tablecloth. That was just one more thing forgotten, her blue checkered tablecloth. "Stop it." She swept back her long wavy hair that blew in her face. Could today get any worse?


So focused on that sign, and her self-consuming frustration, Marcie didn't see the long lanky legs step in front of her, just as she bumped into the solid thigh, with the top of her head. She landed on her derriere in the dirt, and for a minute, she'd swear she saw stars.


"Are you okay?" He was in her face. She blinked. And he had the most amazing hazel eyes. She felt her face heat, as his dimpled smile widened over his perfectly straight white teeth. He was a fine looking man, just as she'd remembered. Dan McKenzie ran his hands over her shoulder and grasped her elbow, as he pulled her up. Oh crap was he tall. And looking up at him, she was sucked in by this really nice wave of comfort. There was something so surreal about him that sent all those butterflies pounding in her stomach. And man he smelled good.


She brushed her hand over her swirly green dress, and looked down at her bare toes that popped out of her red flip-flops. She wanted to hide her dingy feet, as she looked around at all the other gorgeous women, with their brightly painted nails and toes.


"Im good. I'm so sorry; I can't believe what a klutz I am. I didn't see you, I was … oh my sign." Her face was burning. She wanted to hide.


Dan looked behind him, and bent over so elegantly, picking up her paper sign stuck under the lettuce ladies table. He brushed the dirt smudged over the childlike handwriting. His fingers brushed her hand as he handed it back. And this time when he looked at her, she'd swear he could read her every thought. And for a second, it was almost a comfort not having to speak.


But then it happened again, her face heated, she knew damn well she was blushing. She prayed everyday she'd be able to shed this awkward stage that had her blushing at the drop of a hat.


Dan chuckled and glanced away, before giving her his entire focus. He stepped closer, and touched her arm in such a kind tender way. "Marcie right?" This time when his caring eyes washed over her, they were filled with such gentle support, as if prepared to be her knight in shining armor.


He always was a charmer. So nice. She'd remembered him from High School. They never hung out, but he was always the King of his people, but that was ten years ago. All the kids flocked to him. But even then, he was the life of a party. Everyone wanted him around. So did Marcie. She'd always worshipped him from afar. Never fitting in his circle.


"Yah." Marcie turned to walk away.


"So I didn't know you had a table here? What do you sell?"


He was following her. He seemed interested. He was so close she could feel his warmth. But how could he be interested in someone as plain and boring as her? She was nothing like the gorgeous blondes she'd always seen draped around him.


She scurried behind her table. Safe at last, now she could focus on her herbs. "I sell herbs, rosemary, oregano, sage, lavender. I've even bottled some essential oils. I'm sorry it's so sparse today. I just wasn't organized this morning and I almost missed the ferry. And I forgot the peppermint, lemongrass… and I'm rambling. I'm sorry." She didn't know where that giggle came from. She covered her mouth, as Dan crossed his solid arms over his broad chest. His short reddish hair seemed to glow under the glistening sun. And this time she saw humor shine down from his mesmerizing eyes, not in a ridiculing way, but in a supportive, captivating, loving way.


"Well Miss Marcie. It was good to see you. I'll be seeing you around I think."


"You too Dan. Thanks for your help." He saluted her in a casual fun way, as he strode away. And Marcie couldn't help admiring the fine package that he was, hoping he would truly stop by and see her again.


….to be continued October 8.


For those of you who've read my new release The Choice. You'll know this short story is about two characters from The Choice, Marcie Hollis and Dan McKenzie. Always wondered how they met? Well come back and read Part Two of Running Late on October 8, 2011. And don't forget to checkout my new release, The Choice.  Available in eBook for 2.99, at all online sellers. And for those of you who still prefer the Print version, The Choice is now available in print at all online booksellers.



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Published on September 24, 2011 04:30 • 24 views

September 15, 2011

First, I wanted to thank everyone who stopped by during the last giveaway. It was a great turnout. Rachel is back today with another great blog, Learn How to Open your Third Eye. Rachel is currently working on her first novel about the psychic industry, and will soon have it ready for publication. Remember any comments you leave for Rachel, she will respond.

Psychic Ability - Learn How to Open Your Third EyeSome aspects of human life are not visible to the normal eye. The third is what helps to connect with the higher spiritual virtual world. Normal people who all have psychic ability use it only not as enhanced like the professionals. Several energies do not simply block them. Just the average regular human being is able to connect with their guardian angels and communicate their requirements, while their angels are able to tell them their personal predictions on their lives and how they should live.
To develop the psychic ability that a person inherently has, they need to overcome the energies that block their third eye. Besides using the abilities for financial gain, many other benefits can mount up to human beings through the opening of their third eye. It opens up access to their inner stock of wisdom, and when combined from the outer sources in the angels' people are able to achieve better life through better and wiser choices in life.
There are also safety benefits that will come to a person with a highly sensitive third eye. They are able to perceive dangers that are invisible to the normal human eye. These would make the best bodyguards that a person could hire. There enhanced senses would allow them to detect a dangerous situation before the danger harms the one they are protecting. 
To unlock a person's psychic ability, they need to practice a few things that will enhance it naturally. 1.      They need to find a quite place with minimal disturbance. This is perfect for meditation, which is an effective way to enhance it. Dimly lit areas are best for maximum concentration. Candle light is perfect for the dimming effect.
2.      The best position for meditation is on the ground. They should sit with their feet crossed under their trunks. The hands should rest on their laps and let the shoulders relax.
3.      The next step after achieving comfort in this position is to relax and breathe slow. They should inhale less and exhale more to let the body systems slow down.
4.      A stopwatch is necessary to time the meditation period. The ideal duration is about a quarter of an hour. 5.      The process intensifies every five or more minutes depending on the individual. This procedure is required to enhance all the other senses including hearing and others.
6.      When is time up? The procedure does not end by instantly opening their eyes. They need to wake up slowly letting the body systems return to their normal states.
The procedure above requires repeating several times a week and over a period. The results will be an enhanced psychic ability.
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Published on September 15, 2011 11:15 • 19 views

September 8, 2011

Congratulations to the Following Winners of my new release, The Choice.

Print Book: Jennifer E.

eBook:

Irene RJ
Rebel
Jacque

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to leave a comment and to participate in this giveaway.
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Published on September 08, 2011 15:56 • 43 views

Congratulations to Marianne – Print Book Winner


E-Book Winners


Michele Luker


Carla (Jen7Waters)


Michelle


Thank you to everyone who participated in this Giveaway.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 



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Published on September 08, 2011 15:26 • 16 views

September 7, 2011

Welcome Back to Day Seven of Back to the Books Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Buried in Books. I had a little trouble last night getting this last post up. My apologies for the lateness. I spilled a glass of water on my computer, and having just moved, I had to find my second computer. Water and electronics don't mix.
The Giveaway Three eBooks of my new release, The Choice. Internationally
One Print book of my new release, The Choice. Canada and the US.

To enter the Giveaway, please leave a comment with a way for me to contact you. I will notify all winners September 8, 2011.

If you follow my blog, that's great, but it's not a requirement to enter to this giveaway. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Lorhainne Eckhart
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Published on September 07, 2011 05:40 • 18 views

September 6, 2011

Welcome Back to Day Seven of Back to the Books Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Buried in Books. I apologize for the lateness of today's post. I spilled a glass of water on my computer last night, and having just moved I had to find which box my old computer was packed. Water and electronics don't mix. I'm generally much more careful. Anyway thanks for your patience.


The Giveaway Three eBooks of my new release, The Choice. Internationally


One Print book of my new release, The Choice. Canada and the US.


To enter the Giveaway, please leave a comment with a way for me to contact you. I will notify all winners September 8, 2011. If you follow my blog, that's great. But it's not a requirement to enter this giveaway. If you have a chance, checkout featured blog from Day One, The Choice to Give.


Thanks for stopping by.


Kind Regards, Lorhainne Eckhart



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Published on September 06, 2011 21:30 • 6 views
Welcome Back to Day Six of Back to the Books Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Buried in Books.
The Giveaway Three eBooks of my new release, The Choice. Internationally
One Print book of my new release, The Choice. Canada and the US.

To enter the Giveaway, please leave a comment with a way for me to contact you. I will notify all winners September 8, 2011.

If you follow my blog, that's great, but it's not a requirement to enter to this giveaway. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Lorhainne Eckhart
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Published on September 06, 2011 05:40 • 10 views

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