When I was very young, my mother always read to me, and my favorite story in the whole wide world was Peter Pan and of course the ride at Disneyland, it is the funnest thing in the world to imagine flying with all that power, leaving a trail of brilliant, illuminated, sparkling trail of infinite fairy dust! On warm sunny afternoon, in Northern California Wine Country was a super eventful day. I was 3 years old, I remember as if it happened like right this moment, this memory was so vivid and completely ingrained in my brain forever. I was sitting to the left of my mother, and my cousin was over and sitting on her right side. I really think she was reading to us to calm down, because when you are out in the country, you play outside like nobody’s business.
She was reading the Peter Pan story, but this time, a bee landed on my left pinky finger and stung me. The sting hurt really bad and I kept rubbing it and then finally, I had to interrupt my favorite story, which I did not want to give up, that’s how dedicated to this magical flying thing I was. I alerted my mother about my finger and said some bug with wings bit me. I remember she said to come into the house with her so she could put medicine on it so it would feel better. As she lifted me on the kitchen counter so I could be still, my mother rubbed this ointment on my finger and as she did I remember falling into a deep slumber, but slumping over. I recall her shaking me, but I was not waking up. I was having a severe allergic reaction to a bee sting and went on having a near death experience. We were very isolated out in the country so my parents had to drive me to the hospital. When I woke up I remember seeing a light on the ceiling and I was lying on a hospital stretcher in the emergency room. When I came back from the recovering from allergic reaction to the winged creature that could fly, I felt like I had just come back from a state of nothingness where all things are formed. I always had that thought in the back of my head throughout growing up.
I will fast forward to the year 2001. This summer my daughter Elizabeth, 5, had trained in acting classes that she loved so much, and she was chosen to demonstrate her acting abilities in front of casting directors and agents. We had some down time at the mall afterwards, so we went to a book store in a mall. I loved the paranormal, psychic, self-help, channeling, spiritual anything. I devoured, delightfully downloading information. A book called Healing with the Fairies, by Doreen Virtue, kept calling me. It also had a wonderful deck of divination cards that you could choose to pick one at a time or 6 or how many you want to. I was never into fairies or anything elemental at the time. One of the only books I adored so much and traveled as a companion was,
You Can Heal Your Life, by my super hero, Louise L. Hay founder of Hay House Publishing.
There is more to this story you can read in Doreen Virtue’s book, Fairies 101, where Elizabeth and I had been chosen as one of the featured stories in this beautiful book with fairy encounters, and boy was it an encounter! Intriguing huh!?
Anyway, I had seen that Doreen Virtue was going to be in Sacramento, California. I excitedly wanted to go with my faithful sidekick/psychic, little Elizabeth 7 at this time. Doreen had offered a course called Angel Therapy Practitioner certification in Laguna Beach, California. It was in the fall of 2003, my whole being said that I have to go. I sent that thought out to the Universe to hear my call because I would have to take my whole family, my sidekick Elizabeth, my son Ryan, who is autistic, and my husband at the time that had lost his sight at 10, we are a unique bunch of peeps that’s for sure. I had to manifest a good chunk of money quickly, so one day I left my wallet in the car, by accident, and it looked like my car had been ransacked, there was weeds all over the place which was bizarre, my wallet was there but all my cards were missing so I called the bank and canceled the card. I listened to my bank balance and hung up the phone, I had called again in disbelief and sure enough the balance was correct, my bank account somehow show a balance of 3,500.00 instead of a couple of hundred dollars. Wow! This manifesting stuff really works! I was able to attend the course and take the kids to Disneyland afterwards. It was a miracle! Another super duper miracle was that my by attending this ATP course, there was an announcement of a very special guest, I met my favorite medium in the whole wide world, a dream come true, was no other than James Van Praagh! It was almost Halloween the end of October, 2003. He had conducted a meditation with our group of 150 people. I kept feeling like he needed to teach a course in this meditation and sure enough he said, I got an intuitive hit to teach a medium course, I was like whoa! I was tuning into something very awesome!
I had decided to go to Costa Mesa, California in 2004/2005 when James Van Praagh held a medium certification course. I took my family with me of course also because we were always together. The course was on a weekend, but something happened to me that that changed my creative, intuitive, spiritual life forever! As I sat down in this class, I kept seeing a young teenage boy who had black hair and maybe like 5 ft. tall. He was not in a physical body! He had something wrong going on in his chest. He looked like he had a severe trauma to the chest. I kept thinking, who is this boy and why does he want my attention so much? I was so excited to be in this medium course, James always told us the door to being open and receiving is to meditate, you can find out anything! It is so true. There was a woman sitting next to me in the course and were in groups and spoke about what we experienced, to get feedback and ask questions to have a better understanding of what was coming up for us. The next day, when we went to lunch, I started walking with the woman sitting next to me in the group and I just randomly asked her why she was at the class with James, her name was Michelle. She said she was there because of her son, then I gasped and started seeing like a movie playing in front of me about him! It was the boy, the boy that appeared to me that Friday night, that changed my writing, creative life forever! I told her what had happened to him in detail, he was on the news, I kept flashing on all these local news channels and he was shot in the chest, he kept showing me clearly, and sadly, a sense act of violence, more than one person inflicted upon this poor innocent high school boy, just 15, walking from school, leaving his grieving mother helpless, looking for answers through this medium class, wanting desperate communication with her son that crossed over. As I spoke to her, I really felt I needed to write a book for children to empower them and keep them in a state of kindness, and stepping into their own greatness. That same night, I stayed up and wrote this children’s book Angel Academy, I also picked up that he was very creative and loved art and validated it with Michelle his mom. My daughter, did not like to write at all, so this book helped her heal around her fears of writing, so he was able to witness the writing process from start to finish. After Elizabeth had experienced the end product/project, her whole perception changed. She is 22 now, and loves to write because I think this teenage boy who died so tragically, was guiding us somehow some way by letting us know how grateful he was to communicate to his beloved mother. It was a law of attraction book for kids, and it came out right before the Secret in 2006, dedicated in loving memory to the spirit of this beautiful child full of grace, guiding me from the other side, reaching out to mother in an unusual way. His name is Mario Vidal and I wrote in this book, may his spirit touch anyone reading this book.
What was so interesting about meeting Mario’s mother was that we both lived in Northern California just 20 minutes apart, and yet we met at a class In Southern California, this is how powerful divine right order works and energy always tells the truth in love and light. Thank you so much James Van Praagh, for holding such powerful, life changing and your sharing your gifts and talents! If you ever get a chance, sign up with his Mystical Arts School online, I live the channeling meditations just before writing, it enable the creative confidence juices flowing with ease and fun.