Hello again after a long blog hiatus – lots is happening so I’ll jump right in
TIME FOR DINNERS AGAIN! Pop up dinner tomorrow at Thai Fresh, we’ve got 4 spaces left. Lowdown on dinners below purchase button. Thai Fresh is delicious – see pics. I’m posting this to FB, Insta and the Meetup so if you think you want to go, purchase now! Hope to see you ! 🙂
This Month’s Dinner is at Thai Fresh
on July 25 at 6:00pm
Located at 909 West Mary Street, Austin, Texas
(reservation does not include cost of meal)
Photo from Thai Fresh site Photograph: Jam Sanitchat
Monthly Traveling Psychic Supper Club Discussion & Development Dinner
Meet @travelingpsychic Deb – And share a meal. Sometimes it’s easier to talk at a small intimate dinner instead of in a larger group setting. Each month Deb hosts a dinner open to the public at a locally owned restaurant. Reservations are limited. During these cozy dinners the conversation includes anything and everything intuition/channeling/psychic related. Have an experience you want explained? Repeated patterns an issue? Bring your questions, hear some stories and expect anything. To be included on the guest list for this month’s dinner purchase your reservation above.
Dinners fill up fast, if you miss out keep an eye on Instagram (@travelingpsychic) for the following month and other upcoming events in Austin, Dallas and Houston. Reservations for public dinners are $35 per guest, multiple reservations are available. Cost of meal is not included.
This thing that is the Traveling Psychic Supper Club is always changing. Sometimes it takes long naps, but it’s always there. It looks like it’s waking up, again, yawning and stretching, rubbing it’s eyes and smiling. It’s been a while since I’ve written here, almost a year since 68 Kill, since SXSW, but even though I haven’t written, it never leaves me. It’s like a cat sleeping in the sun beaming in through a window, curled up forever, then suddenly on your shoulder wanting attention. FEED ME. OK, so, let’s eat.
Looks like dinners are back. I haven’t stopped doing private readings, but dinners have been sleeping in the sun while I’ve been applying the work to other areas in life, mental health, trauma, substance use and community. I’ve continued to do private dinners for my favorite clients, and have been doing some Continue reading “Here I am…TPSC morphs, again”→
I went back to 68 Kill because of AnnaLynne McCord.
Specifically something she said after the screening.
First I’ll say (and no spoilers here) this film is stupid fun. It looks like it’s going on a film fest tour so if it comes to your town go see it, at midnight if possible, it’s just that kind of show. The energy is raw and fast, there are great twists and turns. Just ride it.
There’s some great role reversals, a magnificent sing along scene, and if you’ve got a dark side,
One of our members, Joyce Kostakis has written her first book, a Paranormal Detective Mystery, and it’s got a Supper Club Connection…the psychic development group is based on our own Traveling Psychic Supper Club – and it’s available literally everywhere. Kindle, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, even Austin’s very own Bookpeople…see the photo – it’s on their best seller table!
This is a great read with lots of wonderful twists and turns, and has been very well accepted. If you like mysteries, are drawn to the paranormal, want to check out some real life experiences that Joyce drew from (that I personally can attest to), check it out. This book is also a great way to learn about “real life” paranormal experiences with straight forward language, real experiences from real people, not “out there” metaphysical types, but down to earth people using their psy skills in real life.
Send any comments for Joyce my way, and if you like it, there’s great news – this is the first book in a series.
You many even recognize the woman on the cover… 😉 to see more about the book on Goodreads, click the pic below. Coming soon, an interview with me and Joyce. Although the Traveling Psychic Supper Club group that met monthly has been put to bed, I guess we’ll be forever immortalized in print!
For the last 3 years I’ve been saying I wanted to start doing videos. This is the first attempt and it’s a simple tarot reading I did a while back. My plans – after working on the TPSC sizzle reel – which never became a reality tv show -which I am grateful for – that it never became a show and for the experience – I kept feeling drawn to YouTube, I felt like “I have to do this my way”. So here is the first video.
If you have any thoughts I really would love to hear them. I want to get better at making videos. I have lots of ideas of just fun stuff I want to do. Interviews are next, and I’ll keep throwing readings on here too. Continue reading “A Video Tarot Reading”→
Miracles are going on all around us and although there is no degree – although we tend to start small. We start with what we can – or allow ourselves to see. So the question is – Are you seeing Miracles? If not, why not? Here are some answers. And if you keep reading, you’ll see a little miracle, after all the gunk that is….
CLUTTER. Mind clutter. I’ve noticed a pattern with people lately – One I used to fall into, and still do on occasion, but now I catch myself. I’M SOOOOOOO BUSY. But take a second. Think about it. Are you? ARE you? how much time are you spending on things that DO NOT MATTER or contribute to your (and the people around you’s) quality of life. Facebook. Twitter. Reading about celebrities – people you do not know and do not know you. I’m not saying don’t use those things, but use them less or pick 1, only 1. Notice when you start and when you stop. 10 minutes is more than enough.
DRAMA. Yours or other people’s. Doesn’t matter. Getting down and dirty into someone else’s, or needing to tell your drama story – again, this is KEEPING you away from true quality of life, the true RICH experiences you deserve. Drama is not a rich experience. Drama is perpetuating foolishness. It’s that simple. Once you take a few steps back you can REALLY see it. Drama creates DRAG. Bags dragging on the ground is what I see. Roots intertwined, creating a suffocation and inability to grow. Do your friends stress you out? Do you call them only to bitch, and do they call you to do the same? It’s time for new friends. You are holding yourself back from miracles. So many people have told me, “But wait! What if that person is my MOM/SISTER/BROTHER/DAD??” Oh yea, I hear that all the time. ALL the time! Should the fact you are related to this person have anything to do with the fact you are allowing the relationship to hold you back from miracles? (Notice what I said – you are allowing the relationship to hold you back from miracles. I didn’t say THEY are holding you back from miracles. See what I did there? See what you are allowing? BAM!
Here’s the flip of those:
CLEAN OPEN SPACES: Clear out the crap. Then do another sweep and clear out some more. I’m in the process of doing this, in my home. Clean it out and DON’T IMMEDIATELY GO LOOKING FOR MORE! Don’t replace what you just cleaned! We all do it, notice it, and stop. It works the same way in life. Instead of buying more disposable crap, get rid of it all and get one GOOD thing that does the job. You only need one. (I only need one, maybe two black t-shirts. Do you know what I pick up the most when I go shop? PUT DOWN THE BLACK T SHIRT! YOU ALREADY HAVE 10!) See how this carries over to FB, Twitter, Instagram, TMZ, You don’t have to read Every Article on FB. Pick one. Move on. DON’T read the comments. They will only piss you off and contribute to that mind clutter. Leave some open space – for spontaneity, to do something different, stop and chat face to face with a friend…great things can happen in that “open” space. Take your kid for an ice cream, throw the ball for 10 minutes, you get it. There are no screens in open space. (Sorry)
DON’T PLAY: Divert Divert Divert. Present positive conversations instead of negative ones. Thing is, sometimes that doesn’t work. Be ok with that. Just don’t return those phone calls, or if you are able, let that person know you can’t have that conversation anymore, but say it with love – Literally – tell them, listen, “I love you, but I just can’t talk about that anymore”. Or simply say “That doesn’t work for me.” Simple. To the point. Not a lot of words, and more importantly NO EXCUSES. I learned that from my Mother In Law Years ago – and I still use it to this day. No Judgement, no fluff. I share it with people all the time and see that light bulb go on…wow. Yea, that DOESN’T work for me! You’re welcome.
Some people will feel judged by that, but remember, you are trying to see miracles, don’t let that stand in your way. Invite them to see miracles too! Some will take you up on it, some won’t. That’s just the way it is. Maybe the invitation plants a seed that you will never see grow. But the seed is there none the less. Pretty cool.
Do these things and then…going through your day, notice EVERYTHING. Let your vision open. Use the peripheral. REALLY use the peripheral. Here’s an example – a couple of days ago I went out back to let my dogs out. The sun was shining on the grass, and I noticed a twinkle. I’d been standing on the back porch just looking at…well, nothing. Just looking around the yard, when I saw that twinkle. Can you see them?
They caught my attention because I WASN’T REALLY LOOKING FOR ANYTHING. I was just in open space. I wasn’t trying to accomplish anything, or make something happen, fill the time with something. But when I saw that little twinkle, I thought, “huh, what’s that?” and I walked over. This is what I saw.
And I was amazed. Each blade that held a drop and almost all of them did – was beautiful in its own right. But together, they were stupendous. And they were everywhere. I took a few minutes to take the pictures and just enjoy them. I felt like each one was smiling at me, happy to be recognized. Miracles are HAPPY to be recognized. This was a beautiful shared moment. The picture cannot express the feeling I felt being connected just momentarily to these tiny sweet blades of grass. I looked out later, and the drops were gone.
Open space allows for miracles to be seen. Tunnel vision does not allow for miracles. When I work with kids I tell them, SEE EVERYTHING. We practice it. I tell them look at me, but notice – not by looking – but by using your peripheral vision – tell me what color socks the kid next to you is wearing. It freaks them out that they can do that. I tell them, practice seeing everything. When you train yourself to “see everything” you start catching the little things. And that’s where a lot of the miracles are. That’s where we start seeing them anyway. Connections happen, in the little miracles. When you start connecting to the little things, you start CONNECTING the little things. You notice synchronicities. Then you notice more. And when you notice more, you start to talk about them, then you talk less about drama. This is the way this happens. You are open to the new and forget, simply forget about the old. You are ready for experiences that SERVE you, and in turn you can SERVE others. Remember the clutter? Does it serve you? If it doesn’t get rid of it. Does the Drama serve you, so you in turn can serve others? You know the answers. See the connections. They will only get bigger and more frequent. See EVERYTHING, and you will inevitably SEE MIRACLES.
And when you repeatedly see miracles, you start to TALK about miracles. Then you talk about miracles more and more, and the only conversations you have are about miracles. And they spark other interesting conversations and connections. Believe me, I see it EVERY DAY. Sure you still go to work, but you see it differently. You still have to go to the store, get gas, drive your kids around, but you live it DIFFERENTLY. You begin to see things differently, then you begin to do things with intent. You still go on Facebook, but for shorter periods of time, because your life is fuller with good stuff. People start to send you stories like this one. And you know where I got it? My Mom – sent it to me….on Facebook.
If you have time read the article and watch the video, but definitely read the article – it lists way more miracles than the video does. And please note: this is not about religion. This is about a direct connection, synchronicities that cannot be denied, and a little boy who was dead for 45 minutes who came back to life. It’s that simple. If you enjoy it, or feel lead to, please share. Let’s talk about Miracles.
It’s been a while and again, of course TPSC has undergone a change, but it’s part of a long line of evolution…
we’ve gone from social – raising the flag to draw those first key individuals, all of whom have moved on, or mostly moved on….worked on the beginnings of a TV show – which showed me I can’t conform to be something I’m not, I don’t fit into a box. When we were doing that I was worried all the time, is this what a network would want? Am I doing this the right way? Is this going to be put together in a way that represents what I’m truly trying to convey? So even though the show didn’t materialize – it did it’s job. It showed me I have to be exactly who I am and not worry about what other people think.
During that time TPSC also became a radio show – we are broadcast every Thursday evening at 5:00pm central time on www.paramaniaradio.com – if you miss a show or would like to go back and listen to old shows TPSC is available on demand here: http://paramaniaradio.com/On-Demand.php?ondemanddir=Traveling%20Psychic%20Supper%20Club – there are currently 53 shows available – and you can listen on the site or download them. The radio show broadened the reach, and it brought in yet more amazing minds who continue on with me today. Others that are living this life, utilizing the skills we all have available to us. I value and reach out to these minds on a regular basis, check in and continue to evaluate my own growth. For these people and relationships I am eternally grateful.
And the evolution has continued. Now TPSC is a focused development and study group, meeting again in Austin, Texas. We are monthly again, not around food, but around information. In my own personal evolution I have become a researcher and am
daily gaining knowledge and information about that which exists outside of us. Information that our Psi-mind can access. In the future this blog will be used as a source to store information about my research, as a place to reach others that are doing similar research, even in fringe areas, and of course to connect with readers and share information. TPSC is no longer a social group, that time has past. We have always been about development, but now the time has come to push all…for lack of a better word – bullshit aside. It’s time to get down to it. There is work to be done. Another thing: I’m not adding pretty pictures, I don’t care about SEO. If you find this page, it’s because you were meant to be here. I’m not using internet tricks to draw traffic to this page.
And to the skeptics I say: Just because you – you yourself personally, or who you represent – don’t see something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. You can say all you want about me, fellow researchers, fellow Psi-minded, it doesn’t matter. There are those of us already accessing and living full and growing lives utilizing our Psi skills. Your fear and need to admonish us only keeps other people away and closed off from their ingrained God given Upper Intelligence. Many people are living rich full lives, where there is no division between the Psi-mind and the “human” mind. We are here, we are accessing what exists and is available to all of us. Shame on you for keeping people in the dark. There is a tipping point coming. Fear can hide what exists for only so long. And I extend an invitation: Join us any time. 🙂
We are having a Story Share tomorrow night – Tuesday October 1 from 7-9 pm at Mindful Body Center. This is the start of an ongoing meeting for people to come share, connect and learn about themselves through stories. We can learn so much about ourselves by listening to other people’s stories…if you have been carrying around your own story for years, this is a great place to come, share, and let it go. Anything can happen. You can RSVP at the meetup page – http://www.meetup.com/Traveling-Psychic-Supper-Club/events/206378942/. I hope you’ll join us!
Really getting into October – I’m partnering with Flix Brewhouse again for a couple of movies this time…
GHOST on October 8 – Seating/Preshow at 7:00pm – Purchase tickets on line / get there early!
Ok Ghost is a little Girly for me, but I’ve had a recent psychic experience – where a spirit LITERALLY would not leave me alone – so now I can totally relate to Whoopie Goldberg’s charater – Oda Mae Brown…
We’ll have a little psychic discussion before and after the movie – AND it’s HALF PRICE BOTTLES of WINE NIGHT! We’ll have another psychic Checklist made especially for this show that you can take home with you. (Courtesy of KELLY again! – he did a great job on the one for Poltergeist!) Check out Flix Brewhouse to get tickets, this is a one time event, I hope you’ll join us! Tickets are $5. You can get them here – http://www.flixbrewhouse.com/flix-brewhouse/events/event-detail?event=ghost
Now on to….
BEETLEJUICE is October 22 at 7:00pm – This one will sell out! Get tickets online early for sure and get there early!
We’ll be looking at the movie from the perspectives of Lydia Deetz – why can she see the Maitlands when no one else can, and we’ll talk about Beetlejuice himself – the original BIOEXORCIST. Have you ever had a ghost in YOUR house? We’ll have a checklist for this movie too! Let’s look at life on the other side…and have some fun….It’s SHOWTIME – the ticket for this show comes with a Tim Burton Pint Glass – tickets are $7 – to purchase tickets: http://www.flixbrewhouse.com/flix-brewhouse/events/event-detail?event=Beetlejuice
That’s not all for October, but I wanted to post these events since tickets are already for sale online. I hope you are having an amazing autumn, does anyone have big plans for Halloween?
These are some thoughts I wrote down way back on July 2, after watching an episode of Cell Block Psychic so I wouldn’t forget. I had never seen it before, and actually have not seen it since. Flipping through the guide, I landed on a show with an interesting, catchy name – Cell Block Psychic. (She wears an overcoat like this in a lot of the promo stuff…gotta love reality TV. I doubt this is her normal everyday look…) Cell Block Psychic is how I came to meet Pat Pulley and her son, Jim.
I saw that there were a few shows playing in a row, so I taped them all, 3 total, to watch later. I think this is going to end up being a series of posts around this very important day, so I hope you will check back later to keep up with what is going on around it, because something amazing began with watching this show – and it’s ongoing and unfolding still today. So I’m going to pull from the list above and talk about a couple of things, then I’ll visit it again later, because like I said, this is the beginning, of something bigger. Thank you for reading, and in turn becoming a part of it too. At the bottom of this post, and in upcoming posts there will be an even bigger way to participate – if you choose to.
Oh and BTW this month’s diner has been set for September 17 at Buenos Aires Cafe –
A lot has been going on, so there is A LOT TO TALK ABOUT! If you are local – Austin – Join us!
OK so back to Cell Block Psychic. In the show a psychic medium (Vickie Monroe – www.vickiemonroe.com) does something people apparently (judging from comments about the show on the internet) either love or hate. She helps families of victims of violent crimes heal from the experience by connecting with their loved ones – the ones killed, but also by connecting with their attackers or killers – who are in prison. – /So I’m going to step in here for a quick second and share my personal thoughts based on my own experience./ – THIS IS NEVER EASY TO DO. For anyone who watches this show – and I know the intention behind it is one of love – the show isn’t sensationalized really, and the producers do a pretty good job of just telling the story, they aren’t trying to take advantage of anyone’s grief or pain, it’s actually trying to do the opposite. For some reason a lot of people attacked the show, which I think is too bad. I mean seriously, people are going into spaces taunting spirits and stirring up energy – just for ratings.
YES, I am looking at YOU Zach/Ghost Hunters…this frustrates me to no end. That’s another post entirely.)
OK enough of that.
Dealing with people who you know have harmed someone, is scary. Going to a prison to interview someone – in a situation where you have no idea of what will happen or be said, I imagine, is terrifying. Even in the controlled environment of a set, an inmate is a volatile element of the equation. In my CASA work, I’ve had to sit across from people who I know have done terrible, unspeakable things. AND CARRY ON A NORMAL CONVERSATION. Being clairvoyant on top of it, I get another whole layer of the story. So if you think this is easy, or fun, it’s not. It’s just something that we are led to do, and something that must be done so that on some level healing can occur. In Vickie’s case, Yes, there are cameras there, yes this is creating a show for – ultimately – ratings and entertainment. But if you can help people along the way, and in such a deep and healing way…why should that be attacked? I don’t know Vickie Monroe, but I can tell you – she was picking up the things she said she was, because while watching the show, I was also picking up on them – and other stuff, too. And one story out of the three really caught my attention, and an individual stood out to me, and he wasn’t even one of the main characters, but an advocate brought in for additional information about batterers. His name is Jim Pulley.
I want to say a couple of things about Jim’s book. When he handed it to me I knew it was something special. It’s an interesting, unusual portrayal of abuse and murder from a peripheral viewpoint, but also from within the inner circle of the victim. There are components that make the book fascinating on many levels. There are references to Pat’s personal journals, words written in here own words, as well as actual police reports written by officers involved in the case. If you are interested in forensics, CSI, or how police lead their investigations then this is a great read. Jim does an amazing job of compiling all of this, as well as his own personal experience into a book that is an exciting, but also heartbreaking. Especially for me because I know him, and his mom. He is a wonderful, loving, giving, and in spite of his ordeal, happy man. A man who loved his mother so much that he was able to wade through the waves of pain to tell her story. And not only to tell her story and leave it at that. No, not Jim. He takes it to the next level. He speaks to groups, individuals, anyone who needs to hear the message. And the message is that EVERYONE MATTERS. Everyone is loved by someone, and we all need each other. That’s what I got from his book. You can find out more about Jim and Pat Pulley at www.patcanhelp.com
If you have ever experienced abuse, know someone who has, or want to help someone avoid it in the future (I finished it and am giving it to both my 16 year old daughter and 13 year old son to read) – then pick up this book. And don’t just read it, pass it along.
Initially, when watching the show I didn’t know why Jim stood out to me. But he did.
And I heard, in my head, “You need to meet that guy.” And I knew that I would. Something else happened that day, and you can believe it or not, but it happened. I met the amazing Pat Pulley too, Jim’s mother who had been battered and killed by her abuser.
If you have been a victim of abuse and want to share your story, I am compiling stories that will be included in a book I am writing about the levels of abuse, what creates a victim, how to help loved ones that are being victimized and why some people remain victims and some do not. I am asking people to share their stories so others may read them and connect – and understand they are not alone. only first names and ages will be used, or you may ask to share anonymously. Please, if you feel led to, or feel your story could help someone else, I invite you to send it in the form below. Please if you know of someone who could benefit from sharing their story, feel free to pass this post along to anyone you like. Sometimes even sharing, just getting it out there, even if it isn’t to be used in the book – helps.
One Note: Please do not share stories from the media, or stories that are hearsay. I ask is that you share only stories you or a direct loved one have experienced. Anyone who sends a story agrees to and understands that they may be used in this publication, unless expressly requested otherwise. Thank you, and let’s see what we can do together, to heal, connect strengthen and share.