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How to select which Medium/Psychic is the right one to read for you

20 Sep, 2017
Richard Pedersen
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Hi Everyone,

Jumping back in with another LONG OVERDUE blog posting for you all. So many things have happened over the past year with my wife’s battle with Cancer and then the home we rented was listed for sale. I am pleased to inform you all that Paula is doing much better and I want to thank you all for your love, concern, support and prayers. She is almost finished her post chemo, post radiation treatments. At present, she is Cancer free and we pray she remains this way for the rest of her life. The home we rented finally sold back in the late Spring and we moved into a much smaller dwelling for the time being. Have I mentioned how stressful moving is? It is such a draining experience, but we made it through! 🙂

So, I want to discuss today the “process” for selecting the right person to do your reading. Now, you may think that most anyone that does this line of work will do, but that is not the case. I encourage people to do their research first, no differently than you would for any other Practitioner or business service. Go to their website and read Client Testimonials, ask around if anyone has heard of the Reader or has had a personal experience.  Most Readers gain new Clients via word of mouth, but the Internet has definitely made finding a Reader much easier.  Once you have narrowed your search, I recommend using the most valuable tool available – more powerful than the Internet – use YOUR Intuition!  Follow your “gut”.  If you get a natural feel about the Reader, a sense of comfort or being drawn in to see them – that is how you make your selection!  All the glitzy advertising and brochures should not be what makes you go to have a reading done by them.  Remember, inside us all we have 2 things “Spirit” & “Ego”.  Allow your Spirit to guide you through life and your decisions will not only become easier, they will also be much more inclined to keep you on your proper path.  Also, do not be offended if a Reader says to you that they are not the right person to read for you.  As a Reader, I have turned Clients away that I knew I could not help due to what they were seeking or were needing another style of session.  I like to be 100% up front with my Clients and doing a reading that I do not feel is proper or may not deliver the results the Client wants would waste my time and their money.  Ethics MUST be present 100% of the time, especially in this line of work.  The Reader must be able to deliver a message in a grounded and responsible manner.  Personally, I avoid the “fluffy” side of the industry and refuse to deliver a message that is not understandable or relate-able for my Client.  Make sure the Reader you see is of the similar mind set, as I have heard some pretty far fetched messages relayed by Clients that have left them confused and me shaking my head.  As a Reader, I have a substantial responsibility to deliver a message but also ensuring the message does not scare or make my Client feel worried about things to come.

I hope this helps you in making your selection when finding a Reader and remember – use your Intuition – it is there for a reason!

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Until next time,

Blessings,

Richard 🙂

The Power Of One

20 Jan, 2017
Richard Pedersen
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Hi Everyone,

I want to talk to you today about ONE thing…the Number 1 (no, I am not referring to #1 as in going potty!).  I am talking about Individuality, being “alone”, being distinct, being a force for change, etc.  The thought of being alone has taken a lot of bad press.  The band “Three Dog Night” had a hit song back in the 70’s called “One Is The Loneliest Number”.  As we have all experienced, sometimes being alone can be challenging but if you allow it, great strength can develop out of it.  That aside, I want to give you some perspective on the number 1 and how significant it truly is!

Have you ever heard of the “Fibonacci Sequence”?  Here is the definition taken directly from Wikipedia:

In mathematics, the Fibonacci numbers are the numbers in the following integer sequence, called the Fibonacci sequence, and characterized by the fact that every number after the first two is the sum of the two preceding ones:1,\;1,\;2,\;3,\;5,\;8,\;13,\;21,\;34,\;55,\;89,\;144,\;\ldots \;

Often, especially in modern usage, the sequence is extended by one more initial term (0):0,\;1,\;1,\;2,\;3,\;5,\;8,\;13,\;21,\;34,\;55,\;89,\;144,\;\ldots \;.

The Fibonacci spiral: an approximation of the golden spiral created by drawing circular arcs connecting the opposite corners of squares in the Fibonacci tiling; this one uses squares of sizes 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, and 34.

By definition, the first two numbers in the Fibonacci sequence are either 1 and 1, or 0 and 1, depending on the chosen starting point of the sequence, and each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two.

The Fibonacci sequence is named after Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, known as Fibonacci. His 1202AD book Liber Abaci introduced the sequence to Western European mathematics, although the sequence had been described earlier as Virahanka numbers in Indian mathematics. The sequence described in Liber Abaci began with F1 = 1.

Fibonacci numbers appear unexpectedly often in mathematics, so much so that there is an entire journal dedicated to their study, the Fibonacci Quarterly. Applications of Fibonacci numbers include computer algorithms such as the Fibonacci search technique and the Fibonacci heap data structure, and graphs called Fibonacci cubes used for interconnecting parallel and distributed systems. They also appear in biological settings, such as branching in trees, phyllotaxis (the arrangement of leaves on a stem), the fruit sprouts of a pineapple, the flowering of an artichoke, an uncurling fern and the arrangement of a pine cone’s bracts.

 

So, you are now likely wondering why I am mentioning Fibonacci when speaking about the Number 1.  Well, if it were not for the number 1, the rest of the equation would not work.  Period.  It takes the 1st number, “1”, for everything else to be based upon.  I challenge you to go onto Youtube and watch some videos about the Fibonacci Sequence, it will absolutely blow your mind.  Everything in the entire Universe is based upon this amazing number sequence, and it all starts with the Number 1!

Now, how does this apply to your daily life?  You, as an individual hold great power!  You can be an innovator, a motivator and so much more.  We often think that some challenges in life are too big for 1 to overcome.  That is fear, which is a derivative of Ego.  No challenge is too big for 1.  For the 1 can recognize the issue and then explain it to others to bring in more collective energies.  I am not suggesting that you will never require help, I am stating that not being afraid to start something on your own is true power.  When you become reliant on others, that is when weakness develops.  Recognizing where and when to seek assistance is critical.  Social movements are typically started by someone saying they will not accept certain actions and take action and then convince others through their actions to get on board with the movement and affect change.

In Canada, Ms. Viola Desmond made a bold move to challenge racial segregation in a movie theatre in 1946 (9 years before Ms. Rosa Parks took similar action on a bus in the US).  Both of these brave women stood their ground individually and brought forth huge changes in policies towards racial discrimination in both countries. They did not rely on having supporters by their sides, they simply did what they individually felt was just.  As Ms. Parks said “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”  Note, she said “one’s mind”.

As a Medium, my challenge is to be able to learn more about the workings of our Universe through Science, my Guides, Spirits and Meditation and then to communicate it to the masses and cause dialogue about the potentials of things we have yet to discover.

Be an individual.  Be a force of change.  Challenge the normal.  Push yourself and push your knowledge base to grow by sharpening your mind to the possibilities that life can bring and what this wondrous Universe contains within!

Blessings until next time,

Richard 🙂

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I’m still here!

Jan, 2017
Richard Pedersen
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Hi Everyone,

It has been far too long since my last entry on here and I am back at it now. I initially was derailed with tech issues on the page that prevented my doing any entries but that was fixed several months ago. Having said that, back in the Summer, my wife was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and that consumed a lot of my time, energy and emotional strength. I have never had to experience all the stress that a major illness brings into one’s life until this event. Her diagnosis has been a life changing moment on so many levels.  My being the “fixer” personality type, not being able to do anything to fix her health was very tough on me.  The person with the disease has a mountain to climb but their partner becomes the Sherpa!  We carry a lot of stresses and worries, while feeling helpless to do anything at the same time. Trust me, there have been many moments in 2016 and into the beginning of 2017 that I wondered how I would be able to carry any further burdens…I did…I survived…stronger for it!

I am happy to say that her surgery was a success and so were the Chemotherapy treatments. She finished her last chemo a couple of weeks ago and is preparing for some minor surgery and then in about 3 weeks she will undergo Radiation Therapy.  She still has a long way to go, she requires I.V. treatments (Herceptin) every 3 weeks until October but we are praying the worst is almost behind us now.  My heart goes out to anyone who either gets a diagnosis of a major health issue, or has someone close to them get diagnosed.  It is a very challenging thing to process.  You go to bed the night before and life was the status quo, the next day you get hit with news that you will remember for the rest of your life.  You will remember exactly what you were doing at that moment you got the news, it “burns” itself into your brain.  The important thing to do is to work hard at processing the negative energy out of your body, consciousness and Spirit that receiving that news gives.  For those that are “Type A” personalities like me, you need to learn how to surrender control and develop a new set of skills…”coping” versus fixing.

I felt it was important to get myself back on track with my writing and moving my work forward now that I have more energy back to do so.  I am wishing you all a healthy and happy 2017 and look forward to more blog entries in the near future! (working on another at this moment) 😉

Blessings,
Richard 🙂

Love Yourself!

SELF-WORTH…WHAT’S YOUR “VALUE”?

2 Sep, 2015
Richard Pedersen
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Hi, Everyone.

I want to discuss a topic that I am seeing more and more being an issue for my Clients – their “Self-Worth”.

What is “Self-Worth”?
Is it an internal value we put upon ourselves? Is it a certain standard we hold ourselves to? Or, is it a certain standard we hold others to, when interacting with us? The answer to all the above is “Yes”! Now, how to determine those “standards” is where it gets tricky for some.

A long time friend has always said to me “there are 2 types of people in this world: Givers & Takers!” I understand his statement but disagree with his premise. I think everyone has the ability to be both types, which particular trait is the most dominant one is determined by the person’s current life situation at that moment. Now, this is where having self worth comes into play. A person with a strong sense of self worth will not allow others to push them around, take advantage of them or cause them to feel demeaned. How strong the self worth they have will determine the extent others can push them. Now, you’re probably thinking that I should be using the term “Self-Confidence” instead of “Self Worth”. To which I will reply “this is my blog and I will write it as I want”…lol…just kidding! 😉

Self worth determines one’s level of self-confidence, not the other way around. A person who believes in themselves, is also a person who loves themselves to their core. So, what do I mean when I say “loves themselves to the core”? I am referring to their inner child. Taking the time to look in the mirror and say “I love you” to that inner child within yourself. This is not conceit or narcissistic, this is simply taking care of and protecting who you are at your core.

This physical world can be a tough one to navigate, with many pitfalls and obstacles. Don’t be another pitfall or obstacle to yourself. When was the last time you said “I love you” to yourself? If you haven’t, then why not? If you do not love and respect yourself, how can you expect others to love and respect you? When was the last time you spoke to your inner child and told him/her that you care? Does that child need to be reassured everything will be okay? Then do so, tell them that you are there now as an adult to protect them. Tell them that they are worthy of pursuing any dreams that they have in life. Tell them that nobody but them can dictate their happiness. Tell them that they are worthy of being happy, loved, successful, beautiful/handsome and that they are a great person. Sing the words “I love you” to any melody you can think of and say it over and over for a few minutes. Feel yourself accepting the love deep into your core being. A very dear friend taught me this singing technique and it is a wonderful and joyous emotion…drink it in!

Now, you may initially feel silly doing this for yourself but that is natural. We often praise others for their qualities but rarely do we take time to praise ourselves. Trust me, taking the time to do this for yourself is not only essential but it will help you move forward in life to achieving things you want.

Remember this word: FEAR!

Frightened, Equals, Anxious, Reality!

Why live life being afraid to be successful, happy, loved. Our self-worth image is what is creating this fear, while stifling our self-confidence, which in turn holds us back from reaching what we would truly love to have.

Check out this great video snippet from Mr. Jim Carrey, it is so true! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS7rDA2Sx5Q

And, while you are at it, watch this brilliant one from Mr. Kevin Spacey! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqUDe3XH17c

So, don’t forget to love yourself each and every day & get on with living your life to it’s fullest potential – YOU DESERVE IT!

Cheers,
Richard 🙂

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Words have energy

WORDS

6 Aug, 2015
Richard Pedersen
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Hey Gang!

I want to discuss the topic of “words” today and how they can impact our daily lives. We need to be mindful when communicating, that we are utilizing the proper verbiage or risk the intended meaning being lost. An example is saying someone is “too grounded”, when what you may be trying to say is that they are very “logical”. To me, someone that is too grounded may mean that they cannot be light enough to go into a meditative state – a very different meaning than intended.

For many years I always thought that words are just that…”words”. We have been programmed since childhood with the expression “Sticks & stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” It was our parents and teachers way of trying to prevent us from getting into conflicts and also an attempt to shrug off nasty comments from other children. A “well intended” saying and may have some merit but that’s about where it ends.

We need to remember that we live in an energetic world. EVERYTHING has energy and that energy WILL affect other energies. Words contain the energy put behind them. For example, when we think of the word “Love”, we often think about the colour (yes “colour” has the letter “U” for us Canadians or my British friends…lol) pink or red we visualize flowers, happiness, etc. When we think of the word “Hate”, we visualize darkness with many nasty visuals. These are all energetic attachments to the words.

Another thing to think about is my intro up top… “Hey Gang!”. That can be viewed as excited & enthusiastic or it can be viewed negatively like a bunch of “gang members”, etc. Perception is one of the biggest issues! How we perceive something is also the energy we will attach to it.

Okay, so you’re likely sitting there reading this and thinking to yourself “Interesting commentary but what’s the point you’re making Richard?”.

My point is that when we “hurt someone’s feelings”, we are actually attacking their energy and their senses perceive it. So, we do need to choose our “verbiage” carefully but we MUST be mindful of the energy behind it also, as that is what causes the most damage. For example, we can clearly perceive the difference between someone saying the word “damn” and someone yelling the word “DAMN!”.

To break this down further, let’s choose another word…the infamous “F” word – yes, I am going there! Now, this is such a uniquely used word, and one I think has the most widely diverse application, and shows the various energies that can be attached..ie. “I just won the f’ing lottery!” This shows a high level of excitement. Whereas, telling someone to “F-OFF!” shows a high level of aggression or frustration.

We must not only be careful what we say to others, we must PRIMARILY be careful about the energy/intention attached to what we say. Words can hurt but the energy behind them is what causes the most damage.

Be kind to those around you. it’ll make you feel better in the process! 🙂

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SPIRITUAL COUNSELING

29 Jul, 2015
Richard Pedersen
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I have been asked many times “what is Spiritual Counseling”. Today, I wanted to take a moment to explain it to you all.

As a well-practiced Medium, I have learned not only how to connect to my Spirit Guides, but also to my own Intuition. For me, using both resources is essential in doing my work. My Spirit Guides point out various paths to take while providing me with Spiritual Support. My Intuition is what I use when I am making decisions and getting a “feeling” on how to proceed with something. Both of these resources can happen independently or simultaneously, it really depends on the circumstances of what I am doing.

During a Spiritual Counseling session, I connect to my Guides and other Spirits to address issues my Clients are dealing with. We mutually coach the Client on the situation and provide solutions.

I also teach my Clients how to do this connection with Spirit so they can resolve issues for themselves. I teach them how to perceive their Intuition kicking in, and how to ensure they select the proper answer it is providing.

I am a firm believer in the old saying: “Give a person a fish, feed them for a day. Teach a person how to fish, feed them for life.”

Empowering people on how to resolve their past, present & future life issues is very important. The tools and lessons provided in the counseling are what my Clients can carry with them for the rest of their lives!

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MUSIC AND MEMORIES

26 Jul, 2015
Richard Pedersen
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Well, I visited a student of mine this last week at her office. She is a Hypnotherapist who has added music to her sessions to invoke memories. This was the second time I have attended her office to do a “Past Life Regression” on me. I have participated in many past life sessions for myself but I must say, the addition of music to the session really does trigger strong memories.

Once the session got underway, she put on some music, and I instantly went into a past life. The memories came flooding in like a tidal wave, and all the emotions that went along with the scene I was “reliving”. I could see everything in full colour, and all my senses were working. It was beyond incredible!

Now, I will not say that it was “better” than regular Hypnotherapy sessions regarding results brought forth. I will say that the music took me in much faster than conventional methods.

Think about how this would possibly have worked. As we discussed previously, music and colours are “energy”. The energetic impression acted like a bookmark for a certain time and event that has imprinted on my Spirit/Sould/Chi/Energy/Life Force or whatever you wish to call it. It is fascinating how this can imprint from a previous life and carry forward! However, should it really be surprising to us? They have said for many years that “Smells” are the strongest link to memories. I can only imagine how that would gave gone down if I reacted so strongly to music!

Everyone should be giving this a try, it will blow your mind!

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MUSIC, COLORS & ENERGY

26 May, 2015
Richard Pedersen
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Hello again my friends,

I want to share an experience I had this past week, that had to do while playing my guitar.

I got to thinking about a statement that the late, great Jimi Hendrix said about music. He stated (I paraphrase) that he didn’t see musical notes, rather he saw colours! Now this can be initially joked about as a side effect from all the illicit drugs he took. However, I feel Jimi was truly seeing it in his mind the way he described.

If we look at the 12 musical notes (E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B, C, C#, D, D#), the Greeks referred to it as the “Chromatic Scale”. The term chromatic derives from the Greek word chroma, meaning “colour”. Hmmm…maybe Jimi was onto something!

I then started to think about Chakra points in our body and how each one is assigned a colour and musical note. Many meditation cd’s are designed to help each Chakra point resonate at it’s particular note/frequency. I figured that if they had done this for the main Chakras, did they assign a colour to each note and as you can see above – they did!

If you look at the colour wheel, you will see each of the 12 notes and a colour pan-tones. This means that each note has a colour, and we can extrapolate that it could reference a visual and tonal vocabulary. Check out this video clip from Close Encounters Of The 3rd Kind – click here

Now, let’s say for a minute that we could adapt the pan-tones to represent the duration a note is held, and also the breadth of the stroke of paint. Wonder what a song might look like when painted using this concept? I bet it would be amazing, and is something I am starting to work on.

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To complicate this a little further, could we combine the above with Binary Code?  What would happen then?  What about combining it with Morse Code?  It could create some amazing images!  The thing that needs to be remembered through all of this is that music (tone/sound) is energy, color is energy.  Awesome things can come from this…I look forward to hopefully figuring it out further.

R 🙂

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ENERGY & CIRCLE MEDITATION GROUPS

3 May, 2015
Richard Pedersen
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As my last blog entry mentioned we need to focus on energy to have a better understanding on spirits, etc. When I lead my Level I Circle Development Classes, the first evening is spent completely on the topic of how energy affects us. I start off showing a video about how the human ear works and it describes how various frequencies in sound are detected in the Cochlea. I then move on to showing videos about how sound affects matter, this phenomenon is called “Cymatics” and is an amazing topic!

If you stop and think for a moment about our Chakras, they are energy points in our body. For many centuries, Eastern philosophies have taught about how each Chakra has a different musical note/frequency associated to it. Also connected to that is a specific color. When we listen to musicians (ie. Jimi Hendrix) speak about playing or hearing music, they discuss how they don’t see notes, rather they see colors.

I had a really fun experience with my class last Tuesday evening during their introductory lesson. One of the students had never experienced anything like what this course teaches, and it was so inspiring to see her reaction to “feeling” the energy between her hands for the first time. She was absolutely in shock that she was able to feel such a thing, and was able to describe the sensation. It was such a wonderful sight to behold, someone experiencing this energy that they never knew existed previously!

Check out these videos on Youtube that I show my class, I am sure you’ll enjoy them! 🙂
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ENERGY…WHAT’S ALL THE BUZZ ABOUT?

15 Apr, 2015
Richard Pedersen
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We often hear people talking about “Energy”, as in “My energy feels so low today”, or “that person is such high energy-always on the go”. The issue is, we acknowledge how our own energy feels in terms of “low” or “high” but we really pigeon-hole it into being a yard stick regarding our fatigue levels. EVERYTHING “is” energy. Your body, the food you ate today, the tree in your front yard and even the chair you are sitting one while reading this blog entry!…and yes, if you were a child of the 70’s – even your “Pet Rock”. Everything around us is made of energy, atoms constantly moving and in flux. We have scientific proof of this.

So tell me then, why is it so hard to believe that when a living thing “dies”, it’s energy does not go to “nothingness”?

Einstein’s statement about energy is as follows:
“Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.” Given this statement, I pose this thought to you – how does a Medium receive information about a deceased person (name, physical description, traits, etc.) when they would not have any foreknowledge? I will give you more to think about in my next posting on this topic.