I will always remember – the indelible memory is seared into my consciousness – my first encounter with angels.
I was crying while meditating in my bedroom. It was my husband’s birthday and he was in a comatose state. He was involved in a motorcycle accident that left him in a coma for three months. The prognosis by the doctors who were among the best in Australia was bleak. I was advised to move on.
Yet I refused to accept that. I was learning Reiki in Singapore and then the United States to send distance healing energy to my husband who was hospitalised in Australia. I was praying to God every day.
On the night of my husband’s birthday, I saw them for the first time in my life. There were three of them and they surrounded me in my bed. They were iridescent beings and extraordinarily beautiful – more beautiful than anything I had ever laid eyes on. Their skin was the colour of peach and glowing. They appeared to have wings but those were the outline of their brilliant and ultra bright aura. In the Christian bible, only two types of angels have wings: cherubim (Exodus 25:20; Ezekiel 10) and seraphim (Isaiah 6).
They were wearing loose flowing garments that seemed to be lighted up from within with exquisite whiteness, and an otherworldly shine and shimmer. And I also noticed that they were rather androgynous – I couldn’t tell if they were male or female. The expression on their faces was the most compassionate and benign that I have ever encountered.
I experienced an instant wave of peace and comfort sweep over me, and I was cocooned in the most loving embrace that was not of this world. They continued to hover over me until I felt a strong and reassuring grip on my wrists – it was as if one of the angels had gripped my hands to remind me that they were protecting and watching over me. That I wouldn’t fall and they were there to support and galvanise me.
The next time that I would feel that strong and uncompromising grip again was when I embarked on a past life regression through time and space, and felt some fear and apprehension as I whizzed past foreign landscapes at an incredible speed and height. I felt the grip of an angel who spoke to me and said do not fear, you are safe with me.
I thanked them earnestly with tears rolling down my face and when they left, I felt immense calm and indescribable joy. I had a vision of my husband returning to me – healed and whole again. And I saw our life together in the future which has since become an everyday reality.
From then on, I have had daily contact with angels. Archangel Michael – the Chief of Angels – comes immediately to my aid and protection when I call upon him, whether for myself, my loved ones or my clients, and I feel and see with my mind’s eye his luminous and dazzling white and blue light. Archangel Raphael – whose name means God heals – appears just as quickly with his healing green light which washes over gently as it soothes and restores all ailing beings. Archangel Gabriel whose name literally translates as “God is my strength”. They are the only three angels who are mentioned by name in the Bible.
Our guardian angels are always waiting close by to help but they always need explicit permission from us before they can assist or intervene. To ask for angelic help, you only need to vocalise a simple prayer in your own words. As with every angel prayer, always start your prayer with ‘please’ and always end it with ‘thank you’ and add as many details as you need to mention. If you need help within a particular timeframe, then it is important for the angels to know this.
I often get requests from my clients to help them to connect and communicate with their spirit guides. Some are remarkably surprised when they encounter their animal guides during the process.
Most recently, while undergoing the process with a client, I saw a curious looking animal peering through and it had the head of a deer with strong and well-defined antlers, and a sharp chin, big eyes and chiselled features. And it had a serene, soft and compassionate face, and exuded zen-like peace, composure, kindness and wisdom. But when it turned to leave, its body rippled with strength, and it had the back of a horse and flashed a long and lustrous tail similar to that of a horse. I was most perplexed because I had never seen an animal that looked like that.
When the session was over, my client looked at me with awe and wonder, and asked me if I had seen the animal spirit guide that appeared to him. I said a tentative yes because I wasn’t quite sure what I had seen and couldn’t really classify it. Nevertheless, I described the physical appearance and characteristics of the animal spirit with as much accuracy as I could, and I noticed my client’s eyes widening. He told me he saw its face as well and then its long tail. It turned out that my client had seen the animal in a documentary show and recognised it to be a 四不像 or "a creature unlike any of the four." He only knew the Chinese version of the animal’s name and not much else but he sensed the presence of his animal spirit guide as being protective and reassuring.
Intrigued by the curious being that I had seen, I dug deeper and researched this. To my surprise, this animal is the Pere David’s deer which, according to Chinese legend, dates back to more than 3,000 years ago to the time of King Zhou of Shang. As the legend has it, an ox, a donkey, a horse and a deer went into a cave deep into the forest to meditate on the day that the tyrannical King executed his virtuous minister, Bigan. The animals awoke from their meditation and turned into humans. They learned of the King's heinous acts and wanted to bring him to justice. So they transformed themselves into one creature that combined the speed of the horse, the strength of the ox, the donkey's keen sense of direction and the nimble agility of the deer. This new hybrid animal galloped to the Kunlun Mountains to seek the advice of the Primeval Lord of Heaven. Astonished by the sight of this creature which had the antlers of a deer, hooves of an ox, face of a horse and tail of a donkey, the Lord of Heaven exclaimed, "It's unlike any of the four creatures". After learning about the animal's mission, he bestowed his blessings and sent the creature to his disciple, Jiang Ziya, who was battling the King. Jiang Ziya rode the creature to victory over the King and helped to establish the Zhou Dynasty. After achieving its quest, the creature settled in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and became a symbol of good fortune.
It was absolutely fascinating and not a coincidence at all for this animal spirit to be one of my client’s guides. In fact, my client’s name is David! It’s predestination. And the 四不象 or Pere David’s Deer represents justice and standing up for what’s right - which is what my client does naturally. And it also has a strong protection instinct which is why my client, despite being highly intuitive and having the ability to sense spirits, has never had a single psychic attack.
What this eye-opening example illustrates is that animal spirit guides, interchangeably referred to as power animals or totems are all real animals eg wolf, tiger, owl, etc. These animals become spirit guides in the spirit realm. Animal spirit guides are a reflection of your deepest self and they resonate with you at your authentic soul level. They work from beyond the veil and the physical domain to empower you and help you stay in tune with your true self, your soul and inner psyche.
They also offer healing, supreme and gentle guidance, protection, enable you to live harmoniously with the sky and earth, overcome fear and develop the qualities that they embody and acquire their positive attributes of being wise, strong, fearless, intuitive, etc. Work with your animal guides to develop balance in your life and growth in your personal path.
They can appear in your dreams, your visions and during meditation and even in real life through direct encounters. I first met my animal spirit guide in my dreams. It was a recurrent dream. I was lost in an unknown environment and as fear began to take hold of me, I encountered a wolf which had the most piercing gaze and intense strength emanating from its eyes and entire being. I was transfixed and felt completely at ease and even comforted in the presence of this wild animal. I followed it and felt an incredible sense of inner strength, and a sense of purpose and resolute resolve wash over me and radiate from within. It was like nothing that I had ever experienced, and it was both vivid and real in my mind. I met the same wolf spirit when I went through a guided meditation to meet my spirit guides - a service which I perform today for my clients for them to meet their spirit guides. When it came to meet me in that guided meditation session, it had a message for me - that all my trials and challenges had prepared me for a greater purpose in life, and I was being propelled by the strength and power of a wolf as well its protective instincts towards its own kind.
I had my visions confirmed when I went to the Oconaluftee Indian Village in North Carolina, USA. The Oconaluftee Indian Village is a "living museum" replica of an 18th century eastern Native American Cherokee community that is managed by the Cherokee Historical Association. There, I met the descendants of the wolf clan of the Cherokee Indians at an area that was dedicated to the revival of weapon making using materials from nature. The wolf clan descendants saw me and held my gaze for quite some time before one of them spoke and said, "You're one of us".
Indeed, you can have one power animal or more than one animal spirit guide throughout your life. And you may even have the support and galvanising love of a past pet who continues to walk by your side from the realm of spirits. It’s important to be aware that in most cases, you do not have control over which power animal or animals you work with. Rather, on the contrary, your power animal chooses you.
If you’re wondering when you will finally meet your animal spirit guides, understand that they will make themselves known to you when they choose to do so and when the timing is right.
Learning how to identify, encounter and communicate with your animal spirit guide is a powerful and transformational process which dates back to ancient times whereby the quest to meet and commune with one’s animal spirit guides and other spirit guides from the astral realm was integrated into one’s daily life and spiritual practice.
However, modern man has become more individualistic, rational and skeptical of all things and phenomena unseen and unempirical. And it is through meditation and conscious conjuring of one’s animal spirit guides that one is likely to come face to face with his or her power animal.
Very often, the universe communicates with us, not through voices in our head or psychic visions in our dreams, but through signs and symbols in our conscious and awakened state.
A client of mine, an American who works in the mining industry, had a curious and interesting experience when he was trying to find my place. Being from overseas and unfamiliar with the environment in Singapore, he said he got lost and went to a nearby building instead. While he was entering the lift to go back to the ground floor, a dog suddenly bounced into the lift and stayed put there. Worried that the owner of the dog would be looking for it, my client held the lift door open and true enough, a lady showed up and told him her dog had never done that before. As they started talking, my client learned that the dog owner was on her way to my building, and she graciously asked if he needed directions to my address.
Another client of mine was running late for her appointment with me and prayed that she would find transport to reach my place in time. True enough, her bus pulled up at the bus stop as soon as she arrived there, and not only that, she could find a place to sit throughout the whole journey. Likewise, she was amazed and perplexed because that was the first time that she had been so lucky as to board a bus almost immediately and on top of that, find a seat on a crowded route that usually has standing room only.
More recently, a client wanted desperately to get in touch with her deceased mother who passed away a few years ago but she was uncertain about the whole process of mediumship. I asked her to seek guidance from her mother through meditation and quiet reflection time on her own. And to place an open glass of water on her bedside before she went to bed that night - water is a conductor for psychic visions and a vital enabler for subconscious communication with one’s spirit guides and departed loved ones. Fascinatingly, my client dreamed of her mother appearing to her and asking her to scroll through text messages from her for an answer on whether she should undergo a mediumship session in order to communicate with her for the first time since her death. My client was shaken by that spiritual encounter and the very next morning, did what her mother had advised her to do. Each time she scrolled through her mother’s previous text messages, she landed on an “ok” reply from her mother for something else that is unrelated. By the third “ok”, she was entirely convinced and immediately confirmed her session with me. Needless to say, her mother came forward as anticipated and my client had a powerful and moving experience communicating with her and deriving answers to some unanswered and unresolved questions which had been plaguing her since her mother’s untimely death due to cancer.
I too have had my fair share of epiphanies and signs from the universe. When I first embarked on my journey as a spiritualist, I asked Archangel Michael who is one of my spirit protectors and guides to demonstrate to me that he is watching over me and he is constantly by my side. The next day, I went to my car and found a white feather perfectly balanced on the hood despite a gust of wind all around. As the chief of all angels, Archangel Michael embodies all the strength, comfort and compassion of the divine. He is a very clear communicator, and those who are connected with him will likely hear his voice and guidance in their mind, or sense his presence and guidance as a gut feeling. But if you need a physical sign in the real world just to have assurance that his guidance and presence are real and ever present, you can ask him for a physical sign. You can say to him, either mentally or verbally, please send me a sign in the physical world that I may recognise and understand. You don’t have to specify what kind of sign you desire - the angels will decide. A white feather is one of the signs that Archangel Michael tends to send. Another physical sign that I once received was when I received help during a distressful situation from a stranger and Good Samaritan whose name turned out to be Michael. That left me in awe and wonder.
Of late, I have been intrigued and amazed by the fact that I have been unscathed in a few incidents that should have left me with cuts, injuries and scars. For some reason, I kept breaking glass utensils and glass bottles in my bathroom and bedroom. This happened three times and all of the incidents took place right next to my feet. But while the glass shards flew and landed virtually everywhere, I found myself completely unaffected and unharmed, standing with total bewilderment in a sea of broken glass.
The universe also communicates using numbers. You may keep seeing the same set of numbers on your clock, on sign boards, on car plates, and at the most random places and unexpected times. 333 implies that the ascended masters and higher beings are available and esoteric information is accessible. 444 means that a power house of angels are at hand to assist you or to try and get your attention. 1111 means that an opening to the higher realm is happening now and star energies are entering. 1212 has similar significance - not only is the portal to the higher realm opening but the angels are there to guide you on your journey.
Or you could see Sylphs in the sky - air spirits that assume the form of mystical birds and creatures - just like the one in the key visual of this blog post which I sighted in Luang Prabang over the Mekong River while celebrating my husband's birthday with a sunset cruise.
We could be surrounded by signs and guided by unseen spirits and guardian angels but unless we are able to “see” the signs - both optically and in our mind’s eye, and “intuit” and recognise them for what they are - we will miss those signs and continue to grope for meaning and direction. If you seek to deepen your connection with the universe and to tap into infinite and universal knowledge, work on connecting with your higher self, heightening your intuition and raising your vibrational energy.
A most curious and interesting phenomenon took place over the weekend. I received requests from two clients to communicate with their deceased parents to seek closure and exchange last words with them. In other words, to have the farewell conversation that they never had.
The first client was tearful throughout our session. His father lapsed into unconsciousness after contracting pneumonia and before he slipped away into oblivion, his last words to his son were obtuse but implied that he finally knew what his son had been trying to tell him all along about his siblings and their hidden agenda. True to those words, soon after his death, my client’s family descended into a feud over the division of the patriarch’s assets.
As the closest child, my client was cut up inside from missing his father and being accused of not honouring his father’s dying wishes. In our reading, my client’s father came forward and affirmed his identity by showing me his facial features and his attire in vivid detail. I told my client that his father wanted me to know that they had the same nose and he loved to wear white shirts. He confirmed both attributes to be accurate.
My client then wanted to know why his father became withdrawn and despondent after he revealed to him the news that his wife had been diagnosed with cancer. His father said to me that he was distraught that his son might be without a spouse into his old age, and wouldn’t get to enjoy the marital bliss that he did with his wife. And so he dealt with it the best way that he knew how – he became more introspective but the news took a toll on his health which quickly deteriorated.
Regarding the family dispute that he was facing, my client asked if his father had any message for him on what he should do. His father formed a pyramid with his hands and I conveyed the metaphorical meaning of that gesture. As a learned and intellectual man, his father had a way of communicating using metaphors and symbols. The pyramid represented his legacy – the pinnacle of what he could pass down to the surviving generation – and his father wanted my client to know that he inherited the best of his legacy and that was the real treasure-trove, not the physical assets that the siblings were squabbling over.
The information came as a wave of relief for my client who said he had been troubled by the unhappiness that has been generated by the family dispute which made him question whether he was doing the right thing. His father’s message was a major reassurance that he was honouring his father’s legacy and last wishes. It brought further relief for him to know that his wife’s health condition was a test in his spiritual journey, and she would turn the corner and recover from this.
The second client also sought closure with his deceased mother. He didn’t have a chance for last words with her as she passed away in solitude. I detected the cause of her death – gastro-intestinal and a poor diet – which he confirmed.
And his mother appeared to me with her hair tied back and wearing a dark-coloured sari. I asked to see a photo of his mother after informing him about her appearance, and I received the affirmation that I was looking for. She always wore her hair that way. Interestingly, my client wanted to know what colour was her sari and she revealed chocolate and a dark shade as the colours of her attire. My client was pleasantly surprised because he had buried her in her favourite sari which was black with a chocolate lining, and it reassured him to know that she came to the reading donning that attire because he had received flak and disapproval from his relatives from dressing her in dark colours for her funeral.
After determining the veracity of her identity, my client was very keen to know what messages she had for him. The prevalent sentiment that I felt was her immense sense of regret. She regretted the fact that she did not have a chance to say goodbye to her dear ones because she died alone. She regretted the fact that there was no closure for herself at the point of passing.
She was also saddened by the feud that is taking place between my client and his brother, and that was when the plot thickened. Apparently, while she was alive, her other son was adamant that she lived with him in her own home. Upon her death, my client discovered that she had left her property to his brother in her will. And when confronted, my client’s brother was agitated and refused to speak to him, claiming that he was angry with him.
The message from my client’s mother on this point was clear: ask the lawyer who drafted the will for a copy and scrutinise the fine print.
As a spiritual practitioner who helps my clients to communicate with their departed loved ones, it was very illuminating for me to be able to make connection with those two spirits who had only recently crossed over and who were coming forward to a mediumship session for the first time since their passing. And it brought me great joy to be able to serve as a bridge and communication channel for their final conversations with their deceased parents, and to help them – children and parents in this and the other realm – to achieve the closure that they never had.
We all know the definition of “healing”. It is the process of making someone well, sound, healthy and whole again. It is the process of recovering from illness, injury or disease. To become free of physical, emotional and/or psychological dysfunction, suffering and distress.
In the Bible, God through his Son, Jesus Christ, performed many healing miracles. A Demoniac in a synagogue at Capernaum (Mark 1:23 – 1:28); A mute man possessed by a demon (Matthew 9:32 – 34); Gentile woman with a demoniac daughter in the region of Tyre and Sidon (Matthew 15:21 – 28); A Deaf Man with speech impediment from the region of the Ten Cities (Mark 7:31 – 37); Peter's Mother-in-Law (fever) in Capernaum (Luke 4:38 -39); Paralytic (palsy) at Capernaum (Matthew 9:2 – 8), to name just a few examples.
Few doubted the existence and harmful effects of demonic beings and negative entities. According to the Bible, those who had witnessed the acts of healing and the casting out of demons by Jesus Christ were astounded and amazed, many had their faith affirmed and re-ignited. How exactly did he help the blind to see again, the paralysed and lame to walk again, and even the dead to rise again?
From all accounts in the Bible, Jesus Christ did not administer modern-day pharmaceutical drugs, order a blood transfusion nor use a scalpel or hook the afflicted whom he helped onto machines. I believe he used good old-fashioned spiritual healing which involves channelling healing energy from the universe or interchangeably the Divine Being, and he harnessed every ounce of his faith in each miraculous act of healing.
In today's modern and rationalist world, we deny the existence of demonic attacks, demon possession and attachments by negative entities. Not only is it superstitious to acknowledge their existence, it is heretic to even suggest that such afflictions can be healed. In today's modern and rationalist world, we believe in doctors who tell us that there is no cure for a patient who is beyond a certain point of recovery via means of pharmacological, surgical or rehabilitative intervention. Brain damage from a stroke or traumatic brain injury is irreversible. We have no choice but to medicate such patients for life or to institutionalise them for life.
I have helped to treat people whom the medical establishment had written off as beyond hope, redempion and recovery. My husband, who had lapsed into a three-month coma after a motorbike accident, is one of them. None of the doctors who had treated him at the time of the accident could believe his rate of recovery.
A friend of mine told me about her family's predicament over her father's condition. The once-cheerful and chatty elderly man, Mr Liew, who is 80, suffered multiple strokes over the course of three to four years, and could barely speak, couldn't walk without the aid of a walking-frame nor stay out of bed for more than two hours at a time when I first started to treat him. However, he stayed alert throughout nearly four hours, including two hours of Reiki and crystal healing with me. I also invited Archangel Michael (Hebrew for "Who is like God" and Chief of all Angels) and Archangel Raphael (Hebrew for "It is God who heals") to intercede and heal Mr Liew.
Mr Liew called his daughter to say “hello” the very next day, and began to walk without his walking-frame within that same week. In less than one week, the family managed to bring him out for a family lunch and his daughter told me he seemed more cheerful than before. For details, please refer to the testimonial from Lilian in the Empathy section of this website. Scroll below to view a video of my friend's father and one of his first attempts to walk without a walking-frame after my Reiki healing session with him.
And just two weeks ago, a client came to me with an inexplicable pain in the left side of her body, particularly at the area of her shoulder and upper back. For years, she had gone to see doctor after doctor, and underwent scan after scan, medical examination after medical examination. They couldn't identify the source of her ailment. And while they didn't outrightly declare her symptoms as hallucinatory or delusional, they did tell her to just rest well, eat right, exercise regularly and keep monitoring her health. As soon as I had cleansed her aura, I saw an entity attached to the left side of her body where her left shoulder is located. It was the entity of a young child who seemed lost and had clung onto her for security. But the attachment was draining my client's lifeforce – either knowingly or unknowingly (more likely the latter) – and left my client in constant pain and physically depleted most of the time. I sent the entity away into the place of confinement and womb of transformation. Within seconds, as soon as I saw that the entity had left my client's side, she was feeling immensely relieved and free from pain again. She is still free from pain and experiences none of her previous symptoms today.
The 21st century tech-savvy person is quick to follow every larger-than-life move and sentence uttered by celebrity bloggers online, and believes most of what he or she sees and reads on the Internet including fake news. But when it comes to acts of faith and healing of the spiritual kind which are sublime and intangible to the naked eye, the modern man is quick to judge.
But healing isn't just about cleansing one's aura, measuring the health of one's chakras and constant meditation while one's cancer cells are rapidly metastasizing. Very often, for healing to be effective and complete, it has to take place at all levels of mind, body and soul. Go for that MRI scan, undergo surgery if you must, continue to take your medication and believe in the power of juicing and unprocessed food, by all means. But you may yet find a wonder cure in unseen healing.
Click the play button to view a video of Mr Liew taking tentative steps without his walking-frame less than a week after our first Reiki and crystal healing session.
My first thought at the dawn of the new year was whether I have adequately thanked everyone in my life whom I need to express my gratitude for being the angels in my life, offering comfort and solace in my darkest hour and shining their light of guidance and wisdom on the path of my soul's journey.
Embarking on the new year with a sense of appreciation and gratitude for what you have and accomplished helps you to kick off the new year on a positive and satisfactory note. Your consciousness expands and your heart chakra is re-energised when you fill your heart with pure thankfulness for all that the universe has bestowed on you - be it your health, your material possessions, your day-to-day triumphs, or your beloved family and friends.
There’s also mounting evidence that gratitude makes you a more satisfied, happier, less stressed or depressed person. Grateful people sleep more soundly because they are less plagued by negative thoughts at night. They also have the can-do attitude and more constructive ways of coping with life’s challenges.
For most people, a new year presents the possibility that things will somehow be better. In other to actualise such aspirations, the mind must adopt an attitude and state of consciousness that is expectant of improvement, both inwardly and outwardly, and willing to take the necessary actions to give energy to one's thoughts.
Remember that energy flows where attention goes. Be mindful of your thoughts with the awareness that you are a conduit for attracting either positive or negative energies, and that intention manifests actions and outcomes. Mind your language and change the mental script that keeps replaying in your mind. For instance, if you're constantly wallowing in self pity and keep telling yourself you don't deserve a better partner or a better job because you're just not enough, then destroy that self-abusive audio tape that has been playing on loop in your head. Always remember that while we can't change what happens to us, and have no control over other people's actions and reactions, we can control how we ourselves react to our external environment.
Every soul has a purpose, we all have a soul purpose in this time and space continuum that we now occupy. By enhancing your intuition and deepening your attunement with your Higher Self and connection with your spirit guides and ultimately, the universe, you'll develop an understanding of your soul purpose and come to terms with your experiences and soul journey. What kind of experiences do you need to or even must undergo; and what are the lessons that you need to learn in this lifetime order to evolve and consequently attain your last incarnation?
Detox - in every sense. Physically...and with the bombardment of health and wellness tips on the internet and mainstream media, you already know what to do. Psychically...by removing attachments to people who emanate negative energy and constantly sprout and embody pessimism, and who are "psychic vampires" feeding on your energy with their seemingly never-ending problems and concerns, and who plague you for your attention, precious time and 24 by 7 emotional support.
On that note, Happy New Year and let's usher in and celebrate the New You!
One of my most moving experiences conducting a reading for a friend and fellow practitioner was coming up close with Buddha who first appeared in his pre-enlightenment self as Siddharta Gautama and then again in his post-enlightenment self. In the former state, Buddha appeared in a sitting position wearing dark saffron robes, hunched over and appearing weary of the world, Samsara. In the latter state, he was full of vitality and energy, strong and victorious. My friend confirmed that he has had visions of the former Buddha - in a sitting position wearing dark saffron robes. But not of the post-enlightenment Buddha. He was just as astonished and visibly moved by the whole encounter as I was. The post-enlightenment Buddha had a message for my friend - he had been yearning for a breakthrough in his spiritual development and had done virtually everything within his ability but "enlightenment" continued to elude him. Buddha's message to him was he had to demand enlightenment. Pronounce his intentions to the universe and do not buckle until he attains that spiritual breakthrough and pinnacle.
Interestingly, Buddha himself demanded enlightenment. Here's how Buddha demanded enlightenment when he became frustrated at the fact that the ultimate wisdom remained elusive. He sat under a banyan tree in Bodh Gaya and vowed not to rise from meditation until he attained enlightenment. After what many believe to be 49 days, he became enlightened. During those 49 days, Mara the chief of all demons, put all kinds of obstacles in his path. When Mara demanded the throne of enlightenment is his to claim and not a mortal like Buddha, he challenged the Buddha and asked who's his witness. Buddha touched his hand to the ground and asked the earth to bear witness to his enlightenment which it did, thus banishing Mara. And soon a picture of all that occurred in the universe began to form in his mind and Buddha finally saw the answers to the questions that he had been seeking for so many years. In that moment of pure enlightenment, Siddhartha Gautama became the Buddha.
Once, I had a client who came to see me regarding an on-off relationship with a man. She was already married but had an inexplicable yearning and irresistible connection with this other man. And no matter how hard she had tried to break off her illicit relationship with her paramour, she couldn't. Throughout the reading, I saw her spirit guide standing behind her like a towering figure. She had long black hair and straight bangs - styled like an Egyptian - and penetrating eyes encircled by black kohl. In fact, she looked just like my client who similarly kept her dark hair long with a straight fringe and wore onyx black eyeliner. I asked my client if her main spirit guide is Isis and she confirmed it. As she emulates and prays to Isis, she has grown to bear a striking resemblance with Isis. As my client described her feelings for her lover, I kept hearing the letter, "O" repeating in a deep and thunderous voice. And then I saw another spirit guide - imposing and regal - on her right, next to Isis. That was when I realised that Isis' husband, Osiris, was also present at the reading. And what I was looking at was a soulmate or twin flame connection between my client and her lover.
Isis and Osiris are one of the most star-crossed lovers in ancient Egyptian mythology. The myth of Isis and Osiris depicts the transformative power of love. For over three thousand years, before 3000 BC to the second century AD, Isis was worshiped in Egypt as the mother goddess of the universe. She had two brothers, Osiris and Set. Osiris was responsible for the fertile soil and Set ruled the barren desert.
When they were of age, the sun god Ra married Isis to Osiris. Isis and Osiris were blissful in their union. As rulers, they were peace-loving and benevolent, and brought forth abundant food from the rich Egyptian soil and the fertile Nile. Set resented the respect and honour that were bestowed upon them by their people. Jealousy ate at his soul. He trapped Osiris in a coffin and heaved him into the waters of the Nile.
Devastated, Isis transformed herself into a bird and flew everywhere looking for her beloved husband. She found the coffin embedded inside a tree which had grown around it over time. Isis hid the coffin from Set. But when Set found out, he stole Osiris from Isis, and cut his brother’s body into 14 pieces, which he scattered all over Egypt. Isis remained emboldened by her devotion to Osiris. She journeyed up and down the Nile in a papyrus boat, searching relentlessly for the fragments of her husband’s body. Years passed before she found each and every dismembered piece. When she did, Isis placed each piece of Osiris next to the other, and joined them with wax and gold.
Then, through the power of her love, the mother goddess of the universe resurrected Osiris for a final embrace. That resulted in Isis conceiving a child. Their son, Horus, the falcon-headed god, was among the most important gods of Egypt, particularly because the Pharaoh was supposed to be his earthly embodiment.
I encountered another pair of star-crossed soulmates in another reading for a client who was relatively young, about to graduate from university but whose parents were pressuring her to marry someone she didn't know through match-making. She's bright and brilliant, and was aspiring to complete her business studies to work in her father's textile company but didn't want to be seen as a threat to her older brother who was the heir-apparent of the family business. Hence, she was of the view that if she was to marry the man whom her parents wanted her to wed as their astrological signs matched and he came from a well-to-do family which is also in the textile business, she would be able to please her family and contribute to the family business albeit in a secondary capacity. However, that would be against her will and desire, and this was confirmed through our tarot reading which revealed that the man of her dreams is an intellectual man who pursues spirituality and profound knowledge, not a businessman. As reading progressed, I saw her spirit guide coming forward and it was bemusing when I ascertained his identity. He was Hanuman, the monkey God from the Hindu religious myth, Ramayana.
In Ramayana, the revered ancient Sanskrit epic, Rama, prince of Ayodhya, wins the hand of the beautiful princess Sita but is exiled with her and his brother, Laksmana, for 14 years through a plot by his stepmother. In the forest, Sita is abducted by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka who has 10 heads and 20 arms. Rama gathers an army of monkeys and bears to search for her. They attack Lanka, overpower Ravana, and rescue Sita. In order to prove her chastity, Sita enters fire, but is vindicated by the gods and restored to her husband. After the couple's triumphant return to Ayodhya, Rama's righteous rule (Ram-raj) inaugurates a golden age for all mankind. Hanuman is the wise and resourceful monkey who helps Rama in his quest to defeat Ravana and rescue Sita. Rama is only able to free his wife Sita from the demon because of the aid of Hanuman. It is Hanuman who makes it possible for Sita to be rescued, and for Rama and Sita to be reunited.
My client's spirit guide, Hanuman, was there to remind my client to hold fast to her belief of being with her soulmate and rejecting all pretences of love or temptations in the meantime. If my client was to marry someone through match-making, as a marriage of convenience, she would be trapped in the wilderness of that gilded cage where happiness and fulfilment would elude her. I conveyed these messages to my client and when I finished, I saw the relief in her eyes. She had known intuitively what would be the right thing to do but needed affirmation and the courage to choose the right course of action and path for herself.
As a practising psychic and medium in a context whereby psychics and mediums are not very well understood nor mainstreamed, I expect to meet the occasional client whose main interest in organizing a session with me is to test my innate abilities.
This is especially so because I don’t request for advance information such as date of birth, gender, nationality and nature of the request for a reading from a client.
I had a client recently who came in prepared with a long list of test questions. When the session commenced, he merely said he wished to communicate with his deceased father. I asked for his permission to read which is the numero uno and uncompromising rule of ethics that I apply to every reading, and together, we invited his spirit guides, ancestors and departed loved ones to come forward. I was very moved when I saw an image of his father who resembles my client in terms of appearance.
My client verified this and then went on to ask me to ask his father for information about a former father-and-son activity that he misses most. I saw an image of a vehicle in motion, and I heard his father telling me, “road trips”. After communicating this to the client, he was reasonably pleased with the response and again verified that one of their favourite leisure activities together was to go on long road trips. He then asked me what else.
I sought the information from his father and then relayed the response. Rugby, I said. Again, my client smiled. He said his father had taught him how to play rugby and was his coach from young.
You would think by then we have sufficient information on this subject matter. But my client pressed on, asking what else. I asked his father, who was positioned behind his son on his right side, the question. This time, I received no information. I informed my client that his father wasn’t providing additional information on this matter and that was when he became cross with me. I explained to him that mediums are conduits and channels for information from departed loved ones, spirits and spirit guides. Professional and ethical mediums strive to be pure conduits and do not make up information just to placate their sitters or the persons receiving the messages.
The next test question came immediately after that. What is the name of my current girlfriend?, he asked. I said, “Do you not know the answer to that question?”. And his reply was, “I want to know if my father knows her name”. This leads to an interesting question about why psychics and mediums sometimes struggle with names and can only provide the first letter or initials in some instances. Spirits, when they communicate with mediums, do not always speak in whole sentences and when probed for information, sometimes respond with ideas and images rather than well-articulated and spelled out text. Not all spirits are conversational either. I’ve had departed loved ones who come forward in mediumship sessions only to stand behind the sitter/client with occasional gesticulations and no words uttered.
In this instance, I was keen to receive an answer from his father and what came was a letter and his father told me that the name that she goes by, which begins with that letter, is a shortened version of a fuller name. I duly conveyed that to my client and was met with a bright smile and look of “eureka”. He confirmed that her name indeed starts with that letter and it is an abbreviated version of a longer name.
At that point, his father was no longer content with just answering test questions. He said to me, “This girlfriend is good for him and will make him happy. The relationship will last, unlike his previous relationships.” Spirit guides and departed loved ones, when they come forward in a reading, are motivated by a compelling desire to send messages of love, courage, encouragement, support and hope.
But the test continued. The next question centred on a new and significant development within the family. My test was to tell the client what was that new development. An image of his father holding the hand of a toddler entered my mind. I asked him if there is anyone really young in the family whom his father was or is close to, and his immediate answer was no. But the image persisted and then I reiterated, it could be someone who is really very young. Your father is very attached to this child and he is concerned about the health of your sister in relation to this. He wants you to let her know that he is watching over them and she has to take good care of her health. That was when my client acknowledged that his sister had just given birth and it was a difficult delivery from which she was still recovering.
Our session continued with more questions and each time, I channelled answers from his father. One of his father’s responses in reaction to his question about messages that he might have for his mother was delightfully surprising and somewhat amusing. That was when I could feel the walls of doubt around my client finally dissolving to a certain extent.
While such tests tend to put the psychic and medium under palpable pressure, a well-meaning psychic and medium will keep his or her cool and maintain grace under fire, and best endeavour to rise to the occasion. It’s important to let your client know and understand that psychics and mediums who put themselves out there to be conduits for messages of love and positivity from your spirit guides and departed loved ones are motivated to do just that – serve as an accurate, reliable and responsible interface or mode of communication between you and them, and provide comfort, assurance and messages that will help you to attain your highest good and greatest soul purpose.
Lord Setrap Chen
Having helped a client to be rid of persistent attacks from an incubus, I have derived a deeper understanding of the nature of spells and demonic attacks, and learned how best to protect oneself against black magic and negative entities by invoking higher forces.
My client knows the perpetrator who felt spurned when she rejected his amorous advances. The attacks from an incubus came after he returned to his home country. When she came to see me, she looked gaunt with dark rings around her eyes and shadows on her face due to sleepless nights and lack of appetite. She was depressed, and felt herself drawn to dark corners and isolated rooms with the curtains drawn.
I was most concerned when I first detected and then saw an entity which had attached itself to her left side where her heart is. It exerted a dense, murky and heavy presence, and also appeared as a towering being behind her and above her head. My client verified this when she told me she had been experiencing severe pain around the regions of her heart and her head.
An incubus, like all demons, can take many forms and physical appearances, and through prolonged attacks which can happen any time, is known to drain its victims’ life-force and energy through their chakras from which it enters. Its victims are known to suffer from ill health, and in some extreme cases, death.
I immediately asked my client to lie down on the therapy bed and invited Archangel Michael’s white light of protection and Archangel Raphael’s restorative green light to soothe and heal her pain-stricken body. I swept the left side of her body with my hands during the healing session and I felt the dense and heavy presence leave the left side of her body.
We also performed a cord-cutting ritual together and I taught her how to protect herself regularly with a sigil which disperses negative energy and entities. By the time she left, the shadows on her face had cleared and the colour of her complexion had been restored. She was smiling and feeling carefree.
Indeed, our efforts initially paid off. However, after just one night of peace, the attacks returned with greater intensity. She could hear the voice of the perpetrator who was sending her messages in the middle of the night and at odd times of the day, she could see his face and even listen in on conversations that he had with other people. I explained to her that the perpetrator had cast another spell and the incubus that is attached to her serves as a membrane interface of sorts which enables him to sense and feel all that she is experiencing, and vice-versa. Her constant depression and predilection for isolation were a result of that.
Every time my client practised the three-step ritual that she had learned, she was able to ward off attacks. But while the ritual was effective each time the incubus unleashed an attack, my client was exhausted from having to constantly shield herself against an unseen and malevolent force. I decided to seek help from other higher forces. In my mind, apart from God and his Archangels, there was one other protector whom I could call and count upon.
I invoked and helped my client to establish connection with Setrap Chen, an emanation of Buddha Amitabha and a powerful Tibetan Dharma Protector, who is well-revered for his formidable ability to pacify all obstacles, demons, spirits and black magic.
The potency of the mantra for Lord Setrap is beyond what words can describe. I was first introduced to Lord Setrap by a fellow spiritual practitioner. After having worked with Lord Setrap for a period of time, and getting to a stage of entrusting him completely with both my personal psychic protection and spiritual empowerment, as well as that of my clients’, I highlighted Lord Setrap as one of my principal protectors in an interview with The American Psychic & Medium magazine when they named me the Psychic of the Month for their August 2013 edition.
His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, Founder and Spiritual Guide of the Kechara House Buddhist Association in Malaysia (www.kechara.com), and a high reincarnated Tibetan Lama ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, learned about this interview when it took place and contacted me to express his appreciation for mentioning Lord Setrap and “sharing about the practice with many others as that is his motivation all along to benefit and help people through protector practice.”
H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, through his assistant, Wai Meng, was swift to respond to my request for help with this client with his valuable advice and assistance. They introduced me to the Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa – Gaden Lhagyama, and Dorje Shugden, also a Great Dharma Protector and regarded as the “brother” of Lord Setrap.
With all this benevolent divine and earthly intervention, my client has since been emancipated from the vindictive attacks of the incubus. In her own words, “I am so glad to have found a rare healer like you – at the point when I was at my lowest. Thank you for healing me and providing me with the insight of my situation. It was like a fog has been lifted from me, and my life is returned to me. Please continue with your good work for humanity”.
The new normal:
What a day of memories this has been!
We tend to think of memory as being closely associated and triggered by places, people, objects, scents (or odours), images, conversations, the wind or breeze, the languid movement of clouds above us, the list goes on.
But when you are recovering from TBI or traumatic brain injury as my husband, Mathew, is, your memories are submerged and potentially lost in the recesses of your mind because the pathways in your brain have been dramatically damaged or altered. While these pathways are rewiring themselves, memories - snippets or chunks - may slip back one day most unexpectedly. They are visceral and there is nothing concrete to peg them to. But you will recognise these memories to be true, to be real. The stirring is deep and undeniable, and penetrate your soul.
My husband had an epiphany today. The memory of his accident came back to him in a flash. What went through his mind minutes before his accident, the sequence of events as they unfolded, his mental and emotional state.
Powerful recollections, though not as impactful as the blow that his brain, and memories, endured when his head hit the ground and he lost consciousness.
Three and a half years after the accident, we are still recovering and recollecting the memories that were lost. But the sagely adage, life goes on, rings true and sound. Everyday, we learn how to live with what I term, the new normal. It's the now normal.
Holding steadfastly to the past when reality and circumstances have already morphed is not only impractical but it also causes pain. Many of my clients come to me when they are at breaking point. Their pain is all-consuming, and they are unable to let go of what's dead and gone, and embrace the new normal.
Embrace the new normal. Look around you, focus your mind on the present, observe and absorb the information that your five or six senses are feeding you. Understand who you are, where you are, and live in the now.
Everything in the universe happens for a reason. Even random events that appear uncorrelated.
The infinite wisdom of the cosmos and the Divine far surpasses human understanding, and many have looked up upon the celestial realm and wondered about the origin of life and perennial question about the meaning of life; and the interconnections between Creation and the universal cycle of birth, illness and disease, and death.
From my own personal experiences and my experience as a lightworker, I know for an undeniable fact that we are all guided by the Divine and spirit guides to attain our highest good and soul purpose. Every soul incarnates as light-filled beings and imbued specific missions that it chose prior to birth. We agreed to abide by soul contracts before our etheric spirit entered this physical realm and body, and the events and experiences which we encounter on this earth plane enhance the soul's original contract. Throughout the course of our existence on this earth plane, our guides do their utmost to ensure that we complete our incarnation successfully. But sometimes it may take several lifetimes for us to learn the lessons that we need to learn in order for our soul to evolve. Regardless, although our soul contracts govern and determine the events and situations that occur in our lives, they do not decide how we will respond. That is the realm of free will and in making choices through the way we choose to respond to these given events and situations, we grow in knowledge of ourselves and are closer to our spiritual awakening. For enlightenment is the purpose of life.
So when life throws us a curve-ball, what do we do? Lament and blame it on life's unpredictability and randomness or realise that it is an integral unravelling of our soul contract and life plan?
I became a lightworker after a traumatizing event which changed the course of my life and triggered the most enlightening spiritual awakening that I have ever experienced. My ex-fiancé left me two days before our wedding and then met with a terrible accident which left him with severe traumatic brain injury, memory loss and physical impairment. I was devastated and in my grief, sought the guidance and help of spiritual healers and psychics. I also became more introspective, and looked inward for reasons and answers for my seemingly impossible situation. Through deep soul-searching, meditation and spiritual development, my psychic abilities came to the fore. The ordeal also changed the life of my ex-fiancé irreversibly. After the accident, and six months of being in a comatose and vegetative state, he is a changed person. He now embraces spirituality more than before. And we are now married as better and more evolved individuals.