Archive | October 2017

I’d rather bet on a horse!

Warning:  This post is political.

I lost at least $7,500 of hard earned…doing work I hate…money today.  Separate from my work 401K, I have a modest Roth IRA and 6 figure non retirement protected (i.e. TAXED) separate account at a brokerage.  I had always thought that bonds were safe.  After losing money in real estate (do not buy a house in Albuquerque) and stocks, I moved my money to bonds.  All was good until Trump stole the election in November.  (The Electoral College MUST go!  Every single vote should count!)  My separate big investments were in bonds, and the bond market has sunk since November.  With today’s market freak out, and with doom and gloom about bonds everywhere I looked online today, I finally sold everything for a big loss…in fear that I might lose my entire life savings.  For some people, the amount I lost (not including what I could have made in interest in a CD or something safe and the taxes I’ve paid in “capital gains” the past few years when I didn’t actually gain) is nothing.  But, for me, it’s a lot of money…and it hurts.

The stock/bond market is RIGGED.  For months I’ve said it’s no coincidence that Trump will tweet disparaging comments about some company because he knows it’ll make their stock prices drop (so that his buddies can buy) and then a couple of weeks later flatter the same companies so that their stock prices jump (so that his buddies can profit).  And beyond our current creep of a POTUS, I’ve read articles about how the stock market is controlled by computer programs or something that totally influence buying/selling to hurt the little guy who isn’t in the know.  I am done with the stock/bond market.  I have to keep my work 401K there, but I’m looking into CDs, MMAs, etc. for my other money.

Which brings me to the metaphysical aspect of this post.  I am totally blanking now on who talked about this, but it may have been Sonia Choquette or Judith Orloff.  Whoever it was, she mentioned in a book that she never had luck using her psychic ability on gambling until she tried horse racing.  (Right now, blatant gambling is a better option that the stock market.)  She rationalized, which makes sense, that she did better with horse racing because you can tune into actual living beings with souls…the horses.  She said that what you do is go to a racetrack and do not look at what horses are running each race.  You sit down and center yourself and ask yourself, “What is the name of the horse that is going to win race #1?”  You then right down whatever images, feelings, etc. pop into your head.  You repeat that process for each race.  Then, and only then, do you look at the names of the horses in each race.  Your goal is to connect the images, words, colors, feelings, etc. that you picked up with a horse’s name.  You then place a bet on that horse.  This method has been successful for her.  I tried it LONG ago and although I didn’t nail it, I could see that it might work if I practiced more.  I think it’s time to head to a racetrack!  It would be a good idea to just practice and not actually bet money until you got really confident at it.  (Note:  I am NOT legally responsible for your gambling losses.  Gambling of ANY sort is very risky.)

Personally, right now I’m looking into CDs…something where you can’t lose your hard earned money, even if the return is lower than the stock or bond market.

Fed up with trying to get ahead,

Atheria

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Happy Birthday to me!

The only thing making me not totally freak out (freaking out a bit) about my age today, is this GREAT birthday horoscope for the coming year!  I am so ready for a new direction in my life and changes!  I highly recommend these yearly birthday horoscopes as they are usually pretty good.  Looks like 2018 is going to be an awesome year.  I just need to survive this 2017 4 year for me.  Lots of interesting things happened on October 20th I never knew about too. 🙂

Google wished me a happy birthday with this GIF file when I logged in today. 🙂

birthday Google

The Year Ahead
Forecast for October 2017 to October 2018

If You Were Born Today, October 20:
You are warm and enthusiastic in your approach to the world. Your face is expressive, and you are moody, fun-loving, and compassionate. You have a real way with words–people listen when you speak. You are a romantic person with a distinctly gentle side to your nature. Music, lyrics, and poetry appeal to you and touch you deeply. Your sense of humor is well developed, and you make each person you talk to one-on-one feel very special. Your talents and interests are diverse. Famous people born today: Mickey Mantle, Snoop Dogg, Tom Petty, Art Buchwald, Joyce Brothers, John Krasinski, Viggo Mortensen.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:
The New Moon in your Solar Return chart suggests that you will instinctively begin a new phase of your life this year. A decisively new direction has come about in your life. You are in the spotlight in the year ahead. This can be an emotionally stimulating time in which you feel the urge to initiate and project, even if you are not quite clear about what you are projecting. Much of the energy in your life can have a magical quality to it as things are just automatically going in a certain direction. It is important to be intuitive at this time and allow the natural course to show you the way to the next step. Surprises (mostly very pleasant) pepper your year. New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as the year unfolds.

This can be a year in which you experience important turning points, or you could begin new projects or goals that have a long-term impact on your life.

Uranus ends its transiting opposition to your Sun in March 2018, and this can serve to settle your life in key ways, particularly in the relationship department. Until then, life seems to be keeping you on your toes!

Your ability to express yourself and to solve problems is enhanced in the year ahead. You may have opportunities to travel, and matters related to publishing, teaching, and writing should go especially well. You tend to have the right information at the right time this year. You could also have big ideas and plans, as your mind is filled with ideas. An optimistic attitude serves you very well this year. The desire to expand your mind is strong, and this is a good year to take up studies or to further your education. It’s also excellent for teaching and speaking.

You are likely to be popular with others when it comes to your ideas and communications, especially as you are communicating with optimism and cheerfulness, and this can bring rewarding experiences and opportunities into your life.
You are likely to establish connections and/or relationships with people that help forward your own personal growth. Teamwork and camaraderie, as well as meaningful connections, are themes. You feel your life has a definite purpose this year. Through your contacts with others, you are encouraged to grow.

In close relationships, you’re likely to be feeling pleasantly attached, finding it easier to nurture and support people in your life.

This is a year of fresh starts and new beginnings. You may feel as if you are beginning a new chapter in your life story. The year ahead is excellent for communications, studies, projects, travel, or publishing. Cooperation with others brings rewards, and useful contacts can be made during this period.

2017 is a Number Four year for you. Ruled by Uranus. This is a year of work and development. It’s “nose to the grindstone” time. It’s a time to pay special attention to practical matters, and it’s not a time to be lazy or especially gregarious. Sometimes, it can be a year that feels hard, monotonous and routine, and/or lonely. Positive new relationships are often not formed in a Four personal year. However, it can be a wonderful year for building, development, and laying a solid foundation for future successes. Advice – get yourself organized, work to build your resources, keep busy.
2018 will be a Number Five year for you. Ruled by Mercury. This is a year of discovery and freedom. It’s a time when exploration and reaching out to others brings opportunities. It’s a good time to advertise, promote, and sell. Surprises are in store, and the routine is broken for the better. This is a year when exciting relationships can be formed; or, if you are already in a partnership, new life is breathed into the relationship. Advice – explore, look for adventure, keep your eyes open for opportunities, diversify, mingle.

Things are getting weirder!

First there were the time changing episodes last week (see prior post about time moving backward) where I seemed to be time traveling or something, and then yesterday while at work, suddenly there was this strong pressure/weird sensation in my right ear like it was being tuned by spirit. My right ear is the one I usually hear clairaudiently with. I didn’t wear my normal ear plugs to bed last night (I’m a light sleeper when I can sleep at all) and in the middle of the night I vaguely recall hearing something loud near me. I’ve had issues in my kitchen during the night where the cabinet doors open and slam, but have not had noises in my bedroom. Then at exactly 5:48 a.m. I was jolted out of my half awake/half asleep state (insomnia was BAD all night) by another loud noise in my bedroom that I think was a “voice” that said super fast (all at once) “Let me out!”

I will say that the words of a wonderful medium back in the early/mid 1990s have been in my thoughts the past few days, “You are like a caged animal. If you don’t let the REAL you out, you are going to die a bitter, old woman.” I do suspect this whatever it was…really more of an all at once noise than voice yet I could make out the “Let me out!” was related. Yet, the instant download of noise clearly felt external to me. It really did jolt me fully awake. I’m puzzled. Unless, there is a spirit around me that can relate to what I’ve been thinking about and he/she just wanted to express his/her need for freedom too.

Hmmmm…
Atheria

What time is it?

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(Yes, I have a cat clock.  Are you surprised?  LOL)

Okay, something weird has started happening that is a new weird thing.  There is a task I have to do at work on a daily basis that I usually start around 4:30 p.m.  It’s time sensitive, so I do note the time ongoing-ly during the daily procedure.  On Thursday, I glanced at my watch and CLEARLY saw that it said 4:46 p.m.  I continued on my rounds and went back to my office.  Once back in my office, I glanced at my wall clock and saw that it said 4:40 p.m.  I thought the battery had gone bad in the clock and glanced at my watch.  But my watch also said 4:40 p.m.  I thought to myself, “Okay, Atheria, you’re just tired.” and wrote it off as “nothing”.

But the same thing happened yesterday, Saturday!  I glanced at the time, and looked later, to see that the time was EARLIER!  I’m a horrible clock watcher and should probably let that go, but I do what I do.  Now, I’m not talking about an hour or something of a difference.  It seems to be about 5 minutes, give or take…keeping in mind that there are also minutes that lapse between me glancing at the time.  Whenever it is that I glance, the difference is about 5 minutes but there may have been 10 minutes in between when I looked.  Somehow I’m going forward or backward in time!  I’m going to be paranoid today and look long and hard when I do check the time to make sure I’m not going blind or something.  😉

Does anyone have an idea what this could be?  The first instance happened in Los Alamos but yesterday occurred in Santa Fe.  Maybe I’m slipping into another dimension momentarily?  I’m intrigued.

They say there is no such thing as time!  LOL

Questioning-ly yours,

Atheria

Mark Macy’s (who I know) Post about Spirit Photos by William Mumler!

Happy Halloween-time, everyone! William Mumler is credited with some of the best spirit photos ever taken. He was an amateur photographer in the late 1800s, after the Civil War, when so many Americans were grieving for so many lost loved ones. Mumler filled a void with his work, especially his most famous photo (top left) […]

via Spirit Photos Are Sometimes Crafted By Covert Collaborators — Macy Afterlife: The Beacon

Ghost Hunting at the St. James Hotel

IMG_2619I have wanted to stay at the infamously haunted St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM for a long time and finally took this beautiful autumn weekend to do so.  And with 26 deaths as part of its history, it did not let me down!

When you step inside the original part of the hotel (there is a new annex next door for those who like more modern rooms) it’s like you are stepping back into the 1800s.  It is very cool.  The only thing I didn’t love as the vegan I am, was all the dead animals on the walls everywhere.  That was hard to deal with.  But, it is also “authentic” for the era.  Before I even went inside the hotel, I could feel STRONG spirit energy outside it.  I kept feeling like I was being watched from the windows.  I fully expected a ghost face to appear!

Soon after checking in on Saturday, while standing in the 2nd floor hallway talking to 3 people who were sitting in the notoriously haunted poker room (where T.J. Wright got shot) about ghosts, I felt this clear as day tap on the top of my head and then I was filled with intense tingling throughout my body.  The older woman of the 3 people had stayed at the hotel 6-7 times and each time had something happen…from harmless things to concerning things.  The concerning thing was that she blacked out and found herself at the scary staircase about to fall down the stairs when she woke up just in time.  I  had commented that from the moment I climbed the stairs, I had this overwhelming fear of falling or being thrown down the stairs and made sure to hold onto the handrail.  They said they felt that also.

Another weird thing that I experienced, which they had also noticed, is that when you’re walking along the halls upstairs, you have a really hard time keeping your balance.  You feel yourself leaning and feel somewhat cockamamie.  Granted, the hotel is OLD so there is some floors that are warped a bit, but it was more dramatic of a feeling than that.

Here are tons of photos that I took of the hotel…some taken immediately upon my arrival in the afternoon on Saturday, and some taken Saturday night while I hoped to capture something on camera.  I took a few shots of this dining room mirror because another guest had caught a very clear cowboy ghost face in it recently.  I didn’t get anything there when I tried though.  What I did get on camera occurred in the poker room!

HOTEL PHOTOS

I didn’t notice anything at first when I snapped this nighttime shot of the poker room, but when I reviewed it via my Canon camera’s screen and zoomed in on the window, I saw a man in the left side of the window really clearly…from the top of head to about mid torso…and then noticed a possible dark glasses wearing male face on the right side of the window.  Here’s the full image first.

IMG_2691Here is a cropped close up of the window.

Ghosts in WindowThe annoying thing is that here on the Web the images don’t show up as well.  On my camera they were easily visible.  Here I’ve outlined their faces.  The one on the left where more of him can be seen seems to be bundled up in a coat with possible scarf, like he’s cold.

Ghosts in Window - Faces OutlinedIf you stand back a bit it’s easier to make out the 2 ghosts.

I stayed in room #22 and around 1:30 a.m. I heard slow moving footsteps in the hallway as the floorboards creaked noticeably.  Then I heard 2 distinct and somewhat calm knocks on a door.  As I laid in my bed getting scared, I was saying to myself, “Please let that be someone coming back to their room late.  Please let a room door get opened by their traveling partner to let them inside.  Please let this not be a ghost.”  LOL!  When I didn’t hear any room door open and close (because the doors are old, they do not open or close quietly) I got really scared!  Granted, I trance channel ETs and fairies, but as intrigued as I am by ghosts, they scare me. 😉 So, I started praying with my heart racing, “Please don’t knock on my door.  Please don’t knock on my door!”  Luckily, my door did not get knocked on.  I mean, what should I have done?  Answered it and said hello?  LOL

The next morning I asked the only other people staying in a room on my wing if they had come in around 1:30 a.m. and they said nope, that they’d been in their room since much earlier…sound asleep.  They didn’t hear the footsteps or knocks.  I ran into the 3 people from earlier (poker room people) and the older woman said she heard creaking footsteps in her hallway during the night with 2 gentle but distinct knocks like I heard.  She said she heard lots of what sounded like cowboy boot wearing footsteps all night long, actually.

I then met this other really nice couple who got fabulous EVPs on tape!  I don’t know why it didn’t even dawn on me to try to get EVPs!  What an amateur ghost hunter I am!  (I quickly tried later in the poker room but the maid service person was making too much noise.  That being said, an odd thing did happen where while I sat there with my eyes closed, both eyes rapidly went side to side and I couldn’t stop them.)  They said they would send them to the hotel to put in its website, so I hope they do.  They got their spirit voices on tape while in the poker room.  The husband brought a toy gun into the room and put it on the table trying to trigger the spirits.  It worked.  One voice is heard asking, “What caliber?”  Another one warned them with something like, “You shouldn’t do that.”  I didn’t get to actually hear the recordings, so I’m anxious to hear!  The wife said that one time when they were staying in Mary’s room (lots happens in that room) she was putting on her make-up when a ghost lifted up her hair dramatically.  She was so freaked out, she ran out of the room with only half of her face done.  HA HA!

I was talking to this one hotel employee who told me his co-worker was redoing one of the rooms (they are renovating the hotel) when the plastic tarp he’d put down suddenly moved away from him.  He just thought his foot had caused it to move and went back to painting the baseboards.  But then the plastic started moving again and when he turned around, he witnessed the plastic UPRIGHT in the air like someone was holding it and pulling it away from him!  He’s so nervous now, whenever he has to do work in any room, he says something out loud first like, “Okay, Annie (Oakley), I need to work on your room.  Please leave me alone.”  Hehehe…

T.J. Wright’s room #18 is SO strongly haunted they won’t even rent the room out and keep it locked…intact from what it was like over a hundred years ago.  People leave T.J. shots of whiskey on top of the door, and an employee said that anyone who dared to take the whiskey would be super stupid.  They let the whiskey gradually disappear/evaporate.  Here is T.J.’s door.  See the 2 shot glasses on top?

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I will definitely go back to the St. James.  It is super cool.  Next time I’ll try to catch some EVPs on tape though!

ST. JAMES HOTEL VIDEO

ST. JAMES HOTEL FOUNTAIN VIDEO

If you are bored and have time to look at some other photos, here are shots of Cimarron and also of the Taos area while driving to Cimarron…along with some Instagram videos of the pretty drive.  I came upon lots of deer.

TAOS, EAGLE NEST LAKE, CIMARRON, & CHURCH NEAR SANTA FE

DEER VIDEO – You “shouldn’t” need to have an Instagram account to view.

CIMARRON CANYON DRIVING VIDEO 1

CIMARRON CANYON DRIVING VIDEO 2

I do have to say that when I got near the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, the energy was really creepy weird.  I didn’t like it at all even though it was a pretty area.  It felt covert like the Los Alamos area feels like to me.  I mentioned that to someone else, and she totally agreed and had noticed it too.  For one thing, there are big wire fences for miles and miles with threatening “Do Not Trespass” signs.  And, there was this suspicious window-less building that had this huge door on one end.  There were some other suspicious looking buildings too.  It reminded me of some secret government area…but I also suspect the Boy Scouts of something.  I know the people who run the place got in trouble a few years ago after some boys accused them of abuse.

Ghost hunting-ly yours,

Atheria

 

 

My fairy friend, Lisette…

20171006_142023~2Lisette, my fairy friend who introduced herself to me in 2002, “sent” me this picture of her on a postcard.  The yellow area is discolored from the frame I had this picture in, darn it.  How she sent me her picture was kind of funny.  Years ago in Los Angeles, I had a knock on my apartment door.  One of my neighbors was there and told me that he’d been out and about that day, and when he saw this postcard, he just had this really strong urge to get it and give it to me…but didn’t know why.  I just laughed.  At the time, Lisette was relatively new in my life and kept trying to get my attention.  Well, this worked. 🙂

I started feeling her around this afternoon after quite a long time of not even a peep from her.  I thought she might want me to channel her…and she did.  I just love  her light and bright energy, although she was a bit more serious than normal today.  She does often have a very fun sense of humor.  When she mentions “the Land of Éire” she means Ireland.  I had never heard it said like that before and love when stuff comes out while channeling that I don’t even know and have to Google!  (And notice that Chakra just had to make a video appearance.  I’m surprised Bleu didn’t get into frame too!)

Suaimhneas (SOO-iv-nass) – peace, tranquility, quietness, rest, calm comfort

Atheria and Lisette

P.S. This has nothing to do with Lisette, but something cool just happened when I pulled a tarot card regarding a job I’m up for that has been feeling really good gut-wise.  You can see it here:  https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ7JGD1n0p3/