Self-Expression as a Path to Spiritual Empowerment

Stevie Nicks Wild Heart Tour 1983And the days go by like a strand in the wind… in the web that is my own… I begin again. –Stevie Nicks

My head and hands hum with energy. I can feel the raw power of my inner self building, and pushing to the surface. Sometimes I stomp, twirl and sing as loud as I can to release this passion. Self-expression is the path to spiritual empowerment.

Every moment is a chance to begin again. Opportunities slip in and out of our lives. Sometimes we will grab them by the horns and other times we are completely blind-sided. Yet, there is always another moment to be free, to be brave, to be wild.

Have you ever felt the call of your own raw passion?

Or the intense energy of your own creative expression trying to break free?

Of course you have… we all experience this. This is our true self. The self that seeks to be heard, felt and given life.

When you sit at your desk, antsy for something bigger, and bolder you are feeling your spirit. When you walk down the street with a deep longing for something exciting and new you are feeling your spirit. And when you actually fall curious to your own longing you go into a deep communion with the Universe.  

Creative expression is act of prayer.

Pray out loud. Pray with your words. Pray with your voice. Pray with your body. Pray with your colors. Pray with your actions.

I want you to know that you are always being born again to the moment.

Do you dare to be transformed into something bigger, bolder and free?


What does that mean?

Radical gestures of self-expression are those unadulterated moments of doing something for the hell of it. Doing something because you want to. Not because someone else told you to. Radical gestures of self-expression are those moments where you dance, and sing like no one is watching. Put on a show for the world just to say you did.

Go out into the WORLD, baby, and do the damn thing! 

Promise me you will do one thing that feels a little dangerous, a little wild, that takes you out of your BOX.


Let that fire, energy, and life surge through you. Get a taste of your DIVINITY and see what comes next.

I want to hear about it. Leave me a comment, or send me a message.

Want to make big changes in your life?




© Shaheen Miro 2015

Gratitude Activates Your Flow

Every person, every situation, every experience you have is an opportunity to grow. An opportunity to become your big, beautiful, and divinely delicious self. Express your gratitude for these adventures. The people in your life, the ups and downs, all serve to push you into your destiny.

When you come up against something in your life, befriend it, and ask how you can serve it best. Usually stuck points are actually jewels waiting to be discovered. And the good times are just moving side walks getting you to your creative potential faster. It all serves as a way of taking you deeper into your own personal flow. 

Express extreme gratitude for the good, the bad, and the things you just don’t understand yet! 


My life is perfect. I am filled with such gratitude for everything. I get to experience all the colors of the rainbow on my journey to creative fulfillment.

How to Prepare a Crystal Bath for Empaths

“Empaths are highly attuned, sensitive individuals who have a natural connection to the subtle worlds. These are the subtle worlds of thought, emotion, spirit and energy. These people tend to be artistic, intuitive and right-brained individuals who process the world around them through “feeling”.”

-5 Tips for the Thriving Empath, Shaheen

It is essential for empathic people to take time for rest and relaxation. This is how you disconnect from harmful energies, and recharge yourself so that you feel more vital. I urge you to make a daily ritual of this. You will find yourself improving every day.

A powerful way to recharge your essence, and bring yourself to center is through the ritual of bathing. Bathing has been a powerful form of energetic cleansing for thousands of years, and it offers you a chance to charge your energy with good intention.

Adding crystals to your bathwater will create a unique vibration that can infuse the aura, and invigorate the spirit. I have created a simple bath for empaths. Try this and see how you feel.

Crystal Bath for Empaths

Gather 3 crystals: Citrine, Amethyst, and Rose Quartz.

Citrine is the path opener stone. It pushes out negative vibrations and enhances the aura to a state of wellbeing. Amethyst is a stone of protection, and clarity, opening the third eye to help with clear intuitive perception. Amethyst will also act as a vacuum for holding unnecessary energies. Rose Quartz is a heart stone, releasing any bound up energies that may be clogging the heart center.

Combined together, these 3 stones create a calming, healing and stabilizing vibration that will benefit anyone, especially the empath.

Also gather essential oils of lavender, rosemary and geranium.

To create your sacred bath fill you tube half full with warm water. Make sure that the temperature suites a relaxing state of mind. This is a type of meditation, and isn’t meant for bathing with soap. You are creating a sacred moment.

Add to the water 3-5 drops of each oil. Be sure to do this as the water runs, dropping them under the spout so that the oils are dispersed evenly through the bath. You can even drop the oils in ½ cup of witch hazel, and then pour them into the bath.

Now place each stone into the water, focusing on their specific vibration. Ask for their energies to infuse the bath, and charge your aura to bring you into equilibrium, and honor your highest good.

When the bath is ready, simply step in and sink down. Let yourself melt into the calming presence of the scents of the botanicals, the vibration of the crystals and the serenity of being alone, and in the moment.

Release anything that seems to be troubling you. Imagine that it is flowing out, into the water, and transformed by the healing properties. Let yourself be filled with light, and vitality. Feel this in every fiber of your being. You are glowing.

Set an intention for yourself. Affirm that you are safe, balanced and whole. Affirm that you are in this moment, now… fully present, open to the shift, and completely deserving of this gift.

Stay there for at least 15 minutes, or as long as you like. When you are finished express a feeling of gratitude. Towel yourself dry, and turn in for the evening.

© Shaheen Miro 2015

How to Use High Vibration to Spiritually Cleanse and Protect Yourself

I have written extensively on spiritual/psychic cleansing, which is the act of releasing negative, unwanted and unintentional energies that surround you. This is an affirmative process that defines your space, and reestablishes your connection to your highest good. With that being said, spiritual cleansing is just that cleaning.

If you dust your home, rest assured that you will need to dust again. If you cleanse your energy body, you will need to do it again! What a practical concept. You are wiping away the unwanted, but you must replace it with something.

Think about it this way, when you are spiritually cleansing yourself, you are setting an intention hat you are releasing something unwanted, to allow you to connect with something you do want. Break that down… what do you want…well to put it simply you are wanting to be happy, you are wanting to feel good, you are wanting to be whole, completely tapped into your natural state of wellbeing.

Vibration is the key. Everything is a vibration, whether it is a low/negative, or high/positive vibration…everything is vibration. When you are spiritually cleanse yourself, you are ridding yourself of accumulated, negative gunk.

What allowed that negative gunk to form?

You! Your state of being, either consciously, or unconsciously you welcomed those negative vibrations. Now that is not meant to instill a sense of guilt in you, or fear. It is just the fact of the matter. This can come from a simple willingness to be open to whatever is around you. And at different times of your life you will find your defenses are weak.

The key to successful spiritual cleansing is to raise your vibration, and protect your energy self. Raising your vibration means that you are moving from a lower vibratory state, to a higher one. You are moving from fear, to acceptance. You are moving from pain, to wellness. You are moving from anger, to love.

When you clear one vibration, you must replace it with its energetic opposite. This is where most people fall short. If you spiritually release your pain, and then continue to follow pain patterns, then this will only be a very, very temporary fix.

Clear the negativity away, and choose a vibration that is opposite then you will not need to cleanse yourself as often. Taking protective measures after spiritual cleansing will fortify this process, and essentially take you to the next highest vibration.

Name your vibration

Before you do a spiritual cleansing session take some time to meditate on your state of being. Name your vibration. Give it a name. What do you feel in that moment?

Give it a one-word name. Be simple, be clear, and be honest. There is power in a name. If you name something you are getting to the heart of whatever it is. It doesn’t matter the source of your vibration. The vibration itself is all that matters.

Maybe you named your current vibration as anger. So you are feeling anger right now. You are being bound up in anger. You are vibrating with anger, and you are attracting more opportunities for anger.

It doesn’t matter where your feelings of anger come from. They may come from you, and you alone. Or maybe your experience of anger is brought on from someone in your life. On the deepest level all things are coming from you because somewhere you have accepted that state of being.

Remember, everything is a mirror of your inner world.

Later you can look for the source, and make a conscious effort to eliminate, or avoid that thing!

But for now we are naming the vibration. You are experiencing a vibration of anger. So what is the opposite of anger? The opposite of anger is love.

So you are eliminating, cleansing away the vibration of anger to make way for the vibration of love. You want to experience love, and in order to do this you have to wipe away the feelings of anger.

Go through the process of clearing away anger. This can be done in any number of ways. Cleanse yourself with a Sacred Sage Bundle to release negative energy. Try misting a botanical mixture like, The Gypsy’s Aura Elixir.  Do a sea salt bath to clear way negative energy. Whatever method works for you… do it.

And then… replace it with the opposite vibration.

How to choose a better vibration

You can simply choose the next vibration. Remember, your most powerful tool for change is your mind. Your mind is the way you direct your reality. When you consciously manifest your life, you can experience whatever you want.

That sounds simple, and easy. And really it is. But for most people it is easier said than done. But here we are, in this moment, choosing to do something different. And that is the key!

Name your next vibration. Name the next highest vibration you can believe in. Maybe you are releasing anger, and wanting to move to a place of love. But love might be way too far off for you to go right now. So we move to a vibration of acceptance.

You are accepting your experience. You are accepting yourself. Acceptance is the pathway to love. Maybe you are going to move to a state of like… and then from there you can move to a state of love.

A few ways to infuse your energy body with a new, higher vibration

Work with crystal energy. Crystals are seeds of energy. They are concentrated forms of intentional vibrations. When you work with crystals you are infusing yourself with the essence of whatever vibration that crystal holds.

In this case we are moving through anger, to love. So using a stone of love, that vibrates with love, will open the heart center, integrating into your vibration, and helping you get to a move loving place.

This can be a simple process of holding a stone of love. Or taking a bath infused with a love crystal. Rose quartz is a powerful stone of love. It is gentle, and friendly. This will help to balance and fortify your intention for love.

Herbs, and botanicals also vibrate at a high rate. Taking an herbal bath will help to infuse your aura with a certain vibratory pattern. The traditional tool Florida Water has been used for years in spiritual practices because it vibrates at a high rate. It basically eradicates negative vibrations.

You can use Florida Water after you have done a traditional spiritual cleansing. Mist yourself with Florida Water, dab it on your wrist. And as you are doing this set the intention for yourself that you are going to feel a higher vibration.

Affirm this, concentrate on it. Meditate on it. Remind yourself of this higher vibration every time you begin to stray from it. And believe it, feel it in every fiber of your being.

When I work with clients during an Intuitive Consultation we are naming the energies at play in their lives. When we name these energies, and see how they are working through life… we can find points of power to make change. This will give you a snapshot of where you are, where you’ve been, and how that is dictating the path you are going down.

When I work with clients during a spiritual cleansing, energy session we are working to remove these negative blocks, and filling the holes with a higher vibration. I enjoy this process because it is a proactive approach to spiritual/psychic cleansing.

We are not only removing, or working to remove the block, but we are trying to replace it with something better.

If something is making you sick, you treat the symptom, and remove the source. If you just treat the symptom of your sickness… in this case your energetic disharmony, without removing the source then you will only get back what you had before.

I invite you to take this step forward. I would be happy to help you along the way. I want you to feel empowered. I want you to move forward in your life in a positive direction. We can do this together if you like.

Follow your heart!

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Your Spiritual Map and Blessing the Journey

The magical part of life is that you are in a constant state of motion. You are a divine being experiencing your own divinity! You incarnate to learn and experience, and before your incarnation you create a “map” that details the different events of your life to lead you to spiritual growth, and “enlightenment”.

In this life you will have mapped out many things. Some of the lessons you have mapped out will be physical obstacles, dealing with health, security and safety. Others will be mental/emotional dealing with relationships, addictions, beliefs and fears. Or spiritual obstacles dealing with faith, religion and issues of your own divinity.

On your map you will have strategically placed the right people, the right places and the right events to help you to achieve your goals of spiritual growth. Like a geographic map, you will have created alternate routes in order to fulfill your journey.

There is a secret: Your pace of learning is completely up to you.

It may not always seem that way when you are in the process of living your map, but on a spiritual level your soul is constantly being guided. You choose how fast or slow you get to your mapped out destination.

The more conscious you are of your spiritual state, and the concept of your map, the faster you can grow and learn spiritually. The quickest way to travel your map is through trusting your intuition, and consciously manifesting (through prayer, spellwork, and a regular spiritual practice).

Your intuition is your spiritual navigation system. It is constantly trying to link you to the smoothest and most effective path to your spiritual experiencing.

To help you connect to your intuition create a daily routine. Here are a few suggestions:

Spend at least 15 minutes a day in meditation and prayer. Meditation is an opportunity for your mind to slow down, and your intuition to leak into your awareness. Prayer is a way of creating dialogue with the Divine. Open yourself up to your personal Goddess, and allow her wisdom to touch you.

Use spiritual cleansing as a way to clear your energy field. Remember, you are constantly telling an energetic story, and this energetic story dictates the route you take on your map. Take a spiritual bath with salt water once a week. Use sage smudging to lighten your aura.

Light a candle of intention. What goals are you trying to attain? What energy are you trying to invite into your life? Create a simple ritual to help attract these qualities. Inscribe a white candle with a word, or phrase that sums up your intention and anoint it with sweet oil.

A Simple Daily Blessing

On Monday gather a handful of mugwort and rue. A white candle. Lavender oil. And silver thread. Make a strong tea from the mugwort and rue. Start a hot bath, adding the tea as the water runs. Once you slip into the bath allow yourself to ground and center. Let the energy of the Divine fill you up, and wash away all negativity.

Say a simple prayer of blessing, such as, “Mother goddess, loving and divine, clear my body and my mind. Surround me with your spiritual glow, and bless me on this journey I go.”

Soak for 10-15 minutes. Then towel yourself off gently and sit cross-legged on the floor. Hold the silver candle in your hands filling it with intention. You can use the above blessing. Anoint the candle with lavender oil, and your pulse points. Light the candle.

As the candle burns, tie a knot in the silver thread for each goal, or blessing you want to bring in your life. This will act as a charm of attraction. Let the candle burn out. Keep the thread under your pillow, or on your altar.

All good journeys begin with an adventurous spirit, and a good dose of positive energy! Remember to trust your intuition and use the wonderful tools that you have at your fingertips. Many blessings to you!

Appeared first in Soul Path Magazine 2014

© Shaheen Miro 2014

To all the Gypsies

My head and heart have been filled with so many things. Shadows and glimmers of light, blooming into stories. There is something in the air that hints at change. I see it outwardly… a big move coming, and a chance to see my life from a different vantage point. It is empowering to take a step forward into the unknown, and closer to the life that feels congruent with my spirit.

In some ways I feel like I am finally learning to dance, and yet I am still learning from my own inner monsters… but isn’t that the journey we are all on? For now I see a few things clearly. The moment to moment just makes sense, as long as I don’t think too much about it. “Just be”, That’s what I hear in my heart.

Here is to new life, and new adventures. I am opening myself up to the good things. I am taking time to let myself be with love, and light. To be with my dreams, and my goals. I know there is a lot of magic still to be found.

Now that all these changes are happening I have to honor when I can and cant do things. I need to honor when there is no need to write, and jump at the chance to explore a new idea. It doesn’t always make sense on the outside. But life isn’t about making sense to the outside world… it’s about making sense to yourself.

My prayer is that I can learn to dance, to move and grind with all the things that live inside, and all the things that the Universe is sending my way. The more open, the more humble, and the more grateful I am the more magic I seem to find. I guess that is grace. I affirm grace in this moment, in each moment.

Take a moment to feel the grace inside of you. Take a moment to affirm grace. Be beautiful, and be brace. Most of all spread your love to the world… there is so much need for this right now. It is so easy to forget that!

Sending love to all the Gypsies out there.


Interview with Psychic Medium, Lisa Williams

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Lisa Williams! She is the bubbly, energetic, and totally awesome Psychic Medium that some of you may know from the show, Life Among the Dead! I remember watching Lisa in action and being completely moved by her messages, and most importantly, her approach to working with Spirit!

I hope you find this interview as insightful as I have! Let’s give a big thank you to Lisa for giving us a bit of her time!

Shaheen: There seems to be a lot of crazy, intense, and amazing energy in the atmosphere right now. People are “waking up” and asking questions about spirituality, etc. Can you talk about the spiritual awakening/revolution that is happening in the World?

Lisa: I think what has happened over the last 20 years or so, is that we have become more open to the world of spirituality and we are no longer associating it with religion.  Religion and spirituality can and often do go hand in hand but not all the time, it certainly depends on the person.

The media in general have opened up to the connection with have with energy, spirits and healing.  There have been some incredible results and circumstances that, while we cannot show how it happens there is no denying that it’s happened.

With the support of media in every context, it’s given everyone ‘permission’ to own their spirituality and purpose, and we are no longer afraid to speak about what we believe in which has increased the awareness or awakening in the world.

Shaheen: With this shift it seems like people are in a different headspace. What kind of questions are people asking during their readings now, vs. 5 or 10 years ago?

Lisa: Ironically it’s still the same.  When am I getting married, will I meet true love, are my loved ones ok? However I have noticed the increase of questions about their life purpose.  I find that more and more people want to know about their spiritual gifts and how to develop them.  I love getting these questions because it just shows the ripple effect, that one person can change and then they influence someone else and in continues.  It’s quite amazing when you sit back and watch it.
Shaheen: It seems like children are more and more aware than ever. What do you have to say about psychic kids? Any advice?

Lisa: Yes I believe that they are.  I do believe that more and more children are being born into the world where they are gifted healers and communicators with the other side.  However it also goes back to people being a little more open.  I know when I was a child I was told to shut up about it and not to say a thing, and now parents and their friends openly have discussions about this in their home so it’s now a ‘safe space’ to kids to be open about it.  Of course we are always going to encounter the skeptics and that’s ok, it keeps everything interesting.

When kids open up to their parents about what they are hearing, seeing and feeling, it’s important for the parents to remain open and not to have a moment of panic.  The slightest hesitation in a parent’s voice, or slightest negative body movement, a child will pick up on it, and it was cause the child to either panic or shut down, so if we can remain open that is the most important thing and to give the kids a place to talk about what is happening.  The other vital thing is to let the kids know that this is ‘normal’ for them to have these things happen and other people have it too.

Shaheen: Do you have any advice for people who are having extreme psychic experiences, or who just want to develop their intuitive abilities?

Lisa: First… ENJOY.  It’s very normal for this to happen especially as we are now more and more open to spirituality.  I would suggest the first thing to trust what you get and not to question it.  When we start to question the information that we get, we use our head and logic and this isn’t going to help us when it comes to working with our intuition. Believe in yourself and know that you have the ability, and then meditate.  Meditation will help you focus the mind and allow the random ‘thoughts’ of intuitive guidance come in.  That is the best thing when these moments happen you just have to trust! Even I have a few moments where I question or need validation, so it’s only natural to doubt especially when it’s something that you really want to know about.

Shaheen: Any last thoughts, messages, or ideas you want to share?

Lisa: I think it’s important that we trust our intuition and remain authentic.  This is going to allow you to stand in your power and believe in your gift.

Shaheen: Ooh… and before we go… are there any projects you are working on that we should keep an eye out for?

Lisa: I have just released my new Intuitive Soul Oracle Cards, which I am very excited about and I am looking at running new courses.  I’m going to be launching a new website, radio show and other fun stuff so keep an eye out in April 2015!

About Lisa William’s Work

I have been working as a psychic Medium for many years, helping people connect from this world to the next, and also giving guidance and insight from the world of Spirit by connecting with your family members and Spirit Guides. I also have the ability to tap into your life contract to help you find your true calling and direction in life.

I love the work that I do.

I still give private readings but I also tour giving messages from Spirit and teaching Spiritual Development Classes throughout the world.

Recently through my teaching I launched my own network of gifted advisors through Soul Connections and my own development school – the Lisa Williams International School of Spiritual Development or LW-ISSD for short.

I’m very proud of the work that I do and I know that it brings a great deal of comfort and healing to those who are grieving.

Check out Lisa at:

Feeling Safe and Empowered with Psychic Events, by Melissa Leath

We’re back!! Happy New Year… and get ready for lots of new information with the “Kids Growing Up Psychic” SeriesBlog Series.

“The sparkly lights never hurt me but they terrified me. I cried in fear, and screamed for my mom. My father called it my imagination and ignored it. Neither parent explained what was happening which made it scarier.”

Feeling Empowered

The best way to be empowered is to learn and understand about the thing that scares you. So we’ll talk about Energy, since that is what the world is made of.

Energy is simply energy. Energy is always energy. Energy can take the form of many different things: clouds, houses, people, Jell-O, even thought-forms. It also can be the way those in the spirit world show themselves to us: such as spirit lights and shadows.

Here is an example of how we sometimes view energy: If someone comes into your house, and you feel strange and uneasy around them, then you usually will say, “There’s something wrong with that person,” or “I get a bad feeling around him.” It depends on how we feel about the person as to whether we think it is good or bad. This is only a judgment. It is not how the energy is. It could be that the vibration of that person is just different from yours, and that is why you feel something. But it does not always mean that the person is bad.

The same thing can be said about other things in life, such as paranormal experiences. The reason I say that is because our younger children have a difficult time relating to us in words what they see or feel. Describing their experience is still very limited, and they have trouble finding the correct reference for the situation. So, if they have seen a scary movie, or ghost story, then they know the feeling of fear. It is a quickening, or tense feeling.

Even though what they are seeing is connected with angels or spirit guides, there is no reference to it. So the only thing they can refer to is the term “ghost.” And that might be what they say and believe. (Remember, ghosts in movies are usually scary!) Something that originally did not present itself as negative becomes scary. I see this happen in many situations.

Feeling safe

Now I want to talk about being empowered in these strange situations. In the physical world, we teach our children to be safe, and how they can protect themselves. For example: Your child might be at school playing on the playground with other kids. A man comes up and says scary things to the child. You have taught your child ahead of time to run away from them, and to say “Go away, stay away from me.”

The same is true when dealing with spirit energies or unusual vibrations of any kind. They may be positive spirits. But they may seem scary to your child.

Sometimes, children remember the scary movies and relate what they see to something negative. Then their imagination will create more of it. It is real to them. It is very common that the situation is confusing or misunderstood. And the child doesn’t really know how to react to it or describe it.

Talk to your child about being powerful, just like the scenario about the playground. Each person is “in charge” of what goes on around them. You have a say-so, whether you want to be around good energy or bad energy. Your child needs to know that they are empowered to be in charge of that. Even if they are good spirits, but your child is scared of it, or just doesn’t want it around them anymore, they have the power to do something about it.

What to say.

It is important to be positive and stay calm. Your child can say something like, “I don’t want to see you at night anymore. Go away now. Leave me alone.” They should say it very firmly, but in a nice way. If the child is too small, then the parent can help. But remember not to be aggressive or angry about it.

Through conversations with others, I have found that children sometimes out-grow seeing spirits. At least, they become less intense. I think it has to do with being involved with the worldly things of life. Other children embark on a wonderful connection and relationship with the spirit energies. This would be similar to conversations with angels or loved ones in spirit, which I consider normal.

About a year ago she complained that there was a little girl — she described her in detail — in her room, wanting to talk all the time. This was the first I saw of it really bothering her, but she is a pretty tough kid, and it didn’t take a long time for it to stop affecting her. She said she taught herself how to make it stop, and that’s good enough for me!

Difficulty sleeping at night

It is hard for some psychic or empathic children to sleep at night. Some of them are sensitively attuned to different types of ethereal sounds. It helps to try sleeping with the television or radio on, but with the sound level very low. This helps quite a bit: it creates a droning sound that masks the unnatural sounds, and gives the mind something else to listen to. Spirits are active at night, and the mind is very receptive after the day comes to a close.

Feeling energy drain

Being psychic can be energetically draining if you don’t know how to close up your energy field. Psychic and empathic children should learn protection techniques and intentions if they need to. They “pick up on” (or take on) other people’s energy and emotions. This can happen in the grocery, mall or at school.

Before going out in public, have them imagine themselves in a bubble surrounded by white light – it can filter the negative stuff, and help them feel safe. Taking on everyone else’s feelings can make them feel anxious, especially somewhere crowded like a department store. Many kids dislike going to places like shopping areas or large functions for this reason.

Be ready to recognize your child’s feelings

It is important to pay attention to what your children say. Take them seriously. Do not disregard what they relate because they are young. For instance, if they do not like someone or a specific situation, there is usually a good reason. They can sense someone’s energy and intention.

Let them know that they are in control of the things that affect them. They might feel they have no control over what they are experiencing. They can ask their angels or guides not to show them visions they cannot do anything about.

If your child reports seeing a ghost or spirit then validate the experience so they will continue to trust their intuition. There is nothing to fear. In fact, this event can provide the perfect opportunity to bring better understanding about the unseen realm and the concept of physical death and transition. You could research and read about it to learn more, together.

You and your family should agree if a spirit should leave and not come back. You can lovingly set boundaries with the spirit. Simply call on the angels of light and love to lead the spirit to a peaceful place in the afterlife where the soul development can continue.

I am now a 40 year old woman and mother, and my spiritual experiences have helped me to understand my own daughter. When she was very little she could see people or ghosts in her room. I was able to be understanding, consoling, and better equipped to help her comprehend, since I understand about seeing things others did not. 

Your children will feel very empowered and confident when you support them during psychic events. You do not have to believe that they are really happening. But it is important for you to acknowledge that your child believes it. A wonderful relationship can be forged with your children by working with them during these times.

© 2015, Melissa Leath

About Melissa Leath

Melissa is owner of Off the Beaten Path Intuitive Arts, facilitator of the Professional Psychic Medium Certification Program, medium, mentor, and author of Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern Day Mystics and Does Your Child See Sparkles? Help for Parents Guiding Psychic Kids. Find out more about Your Psychic Self at

Shedding, Growing, Transforming

This is a time of endings. Things are cycling out of your life, and creating space for a new phase, a new mindset, and a new year. As you begin to move into the slow, and insulated realm of the winter months you will find it natural to go within, and reflect.

It is our primal nature to change with the seasons, but in the modern world we become somewhat removed from this. Linking into the pulse of the Universe, and the rhythm of the seasons will remove blocks and stagnation, and empower you. 

Having a place to befriend your reflection, listen to the whispers of your spirit, and then shed your layers is very important. Give yourself the opportunity to go through this powerful transformation.

A sacred energy is filling the air…an energy that hints at new life, though we must dance through the dark of the winter first. Energetically speaking, this time of year is a spiritual gestation period. Things are settling, digesting and integrating.

To move this sacred act forward practice moments of silence, gestures of gratitude, and create a vibration of love.

This links into the Holiday seasons because we are giving gifts, spending time with family, and looking for ways to give back and connect. Make sure you do this with from the heart center… know why you are giving, know why are your spending time with family. 

Be mindful that you have to give love, time and thanks to yourself! You are the spark at the center of your life. Find equilibrium between giving and receiving. That will feed your spirit.

© Shaheen Miro 2014

Learn to Open and Close Your Psychic Door, by Melissa Leath

(Part of the “Kids Growing Up Psychic” Series).

Shaheen’s Note: I am so excited to feature my wonderful friend, Melissa! She is a gifted medium, writer and teacher, and she is here to share her expertise and experience with the psychic world in our new Series of monthly articles titled, “Kids Growing Up Psychic”. This is the second article in the series… enjoy!


Most empathic and psychic children (and some adults) are constantly “open” to energy and spirit entities. This may include angels, spirits of those who have passed away, spirit guides, and experiencing the emotions of living people, places and conditions. Sometimes the kids do not know that the emotion they are feeling belongs to someone else.

This can make them very confused.

So, how does this happen, you might ask? Let’s see if we can get a better understanding of this by looking at Empathy, the Aura, and how to gain control of the situation – to open and close your psychic doorway.

Subtle Bodies and Empathic Psychic Kids          

First of all, if your child is able to see or hear spirits, or has healing hands, then more than likely, the child is highly empathic, too.

What is “being empathic”? Being empathic means to be hyper-sensitive to other people’s energies: such as, feeling sick to your stomach while being around someone with an intestinal upset; or feeling a headache when their mother has a migraine. Other sensations can be exhibited as excitability, unknown fears, anxiety while in a shopping mall or large department store, anger, over-zealous outbursts, etc. All these things are carried through the energy field (aura), and a highly empathic person can feel these emotions and sensations – children usually do not know that the feeling really belongs to another person.

To understand what being empathic is, and learn to control it (that is, to open and close energy), will make a world of difference to you and your child. Then all the other gifts will be under control too.

Just because you have a spiritual ability, does not mean it should control you. You should be in control of the gift. But as children are being born to us now, they are coming in totally open to the gifts without any instruction. In contrast, most of the baby-boomers (born around 1955 or before) who are psychic or mediumistic probably had to sit for development of their gifts. (Although, some psychics received their gifts as a result of near death experiences, high fevers, or sudden mental and physical shock.)

In our world now, the energies are so intense in the universe, and the times are so ripe for transformation, that our kids are coming into the world ready to do their spiritual work.

However, we as parents, guardians, and teachers have to step up to be their instructors – to help them understand how to maneuver in the third dimension, why it is important to handle themselves in society, and the most advantageous manner to use their gifts correctly.

What Subtle Bodies Are        

There are seven energetic layers around the physical body, which create the auric body system (aura). These are called Subtle Bodies.

There are three (3) lower subtle bodies that process energies dealing with the physical plane. And there are three (3) higher subtle bodies that deal with the spiritual plane, and process the high-level energies from the upper realms, or heavens.

There is one (1) middle subtle body, known as the astral, which is the bridge between the lower and higher bodies. It acts as a buffer and transitional point. Some believe this is the area that helps to ground the higher level energies into the body.

How the Subtle Bodies Work

Normally, the subtle bodies are close and tight along the body, as a form of protection, maintaining support and a separation from others. However, in a fully developed Spirit Medium, for example, the subtle bodies are loosely connected. But this is not the normal condition.

As the medium’s subtle bodies open through spiritual development, this allows complete exposure so that the spirit entity, or other energy can (with permission) temporarily communicate with the medium’s physical etheric body. This open state is one that potential mediums strive for, as a way to communicate with spirits. But it is a learned talent, and they are able to open and close at will, through practice.

I think of the subtle bodies looking like seven umbrellas opening up completely. While this process goes on, the medium surrenders some of their own personal etheric energy so the spirit entity can manifest in some way.

This surrender of personal energy, in itself, can be very draining to the person. If done on too many occasions, without time for recuperation in between, it can be physically disabling. It is thought that hyper-empaths could suffer from exhaustion and low immune systems as a result of this constant drain.

Four ways subtle bodies can be opened

  1. When being empathetic and compassionate in normal caring situations
  2. On purpose during unfoldment for spirit communication
  3. Being born wide open as with indigo/crystal children
  4. Through trauma, near death experiences, severely high fevers, shock, or fear (as with some chiller movies, etc.)

Usually, the medium knows how to close the subtle bodies, and spirit connection when finished. But the psychic children have no knowledge of this process. So they remain in what seems like the normal condition – open. When they are wide open, then other spirit energies can enter, and usually are lower vibrations that want to feed off a depressed or anxious energy. Sometimes the energies even create more anxiety.

The best way I have found to help anyone who is hyper empathic to gain control is to teach them the process as if they wanted to learn to be mediums. I take them through the learning process of unfoldment, mainly to help them understand that they should be in control of the empathy, or the psychic/spirit communication.

So, How Do Subtle Bodies Work with Empathic Kids?

Do you always feel badly when you are around a group of people? Do you seem to have physical symptoms that you didn’t think are yours? Do you have problems with depression, or mood swings? Then you could be empathic.

Many children these days are empathic in one way or another. They have the ability to feel other people’s emotions as their own: they literally feel what other people are feeling. They may be aware of it, but usually they don’t know that they have this ability, and subsequently feel like the misery is all their own!

As an example, let me share some information from Elise LeBeau. She is an empath and professional coach. Here is what she says: “I can sense the emotions of everyone around me, even my next door neighbors. It comes to me like a scrambled radio station where I get bits and pieces from all those people.” LeBeau has even classified different levels or types of empaths, which make it easy to understand.

  1. Non Empaths. These are people that have shut down their empath skills so completely that over time, they can completely lose their empath abilities. These could be children that feel such pain, that they close it down on purpose and become numb to emotions.
  2. Impaired Empaths. These people have managed to use very basic filters. But they can easily get overwhelmed. A crowded event or emotional turmoil of some kind can throw them over the edge. Sometimes they can experience emotional distress, such as feeling the weight of the world. Or they take on physical symptoms, such as exhaustion, headaches, or depression.
  3. Functional Empaths. People that are functional empaths are able to control the ability. They are aware of the flow of information, keep it under control, and are able to work comfortably with it.
  4. Trained (or Professional) Empaths. These people usually are able to use their abilities to interpret complex emotional information. They can access this information to assist clients in counseling or healing work.

(The preceding information is adapted in part from the web content of  Elise LeBeau. )

You may find yourself or your child in one of these categories. When empaths take on the impact of stressful emotions, they may feel swallowed up by it. This can trigger panic attacks, depression, food, sex and drug binges. Not just emotional, but physical symptoms can emerge, including fatigue and exhaustion. But do not fear. There are ways to address the situation after you finally recognize what is going on.

When you recognize these feelings you can find ways to ground and center yourself. Here are a few practices to keep centered and in control:

  • Use quiet time to emotionally relax. Take regular small breaks during your day to stay calm. While you breathe in fresh air, stretch up high reaching for the sky and stand on your tip toes. Feel yourself in your own body.
  • Use mini-meditations. Close your eyes and focus on the sounds around you for one or two minutes. It keeps your energy centered and grounded so others’ emotions don’t get caught in your energy field.
  • Understand and honor your empathic needs. Know that you can say “no” to something without needing to make excuses. Honor your own feelings.
  • You can still hang out with friends if you want, but in small ways: Only be with a few friends at a time. Find quiet spaces to take a break if you need to.
  • Large crowds and big events can be very overwhelming. You can still be there at these events, but stay off to the side, and know when to take a break to breathe and relax. (Sometimes I use the restroom for that.)

Learning about Boundaries

Communicating with Spirits and Angels – Instill the knowledge in your child that they have control of what they witness. Your child may see spirits in the spirit realm, just moving around in the other realm. Communication then is not necessary. If some spirits know the child can see them, the spirits may try to communicate.

Just because you see ghosts does not mean you must interact with them. The child can tell the spirit that now is not a good time to communicate. But if the child wants to have some kind of communication (like with a grandparent, for example), it is good to set up a time to connect with the spirits.

Special Time To develop psychic and medium abilities, you must set aside a special time each day to open and connect with your guides, angels and teachers. This creates a positive environment to receive information that is always around you so you can understand what it feels like.

It is just as important to do the same thing if you are constantly bombarded with invading ghosts and spirits that will not leave you alone. You need to know how to close off the subtle bodies during the majority of your day, in order to deal with the regular world.

Also, the spirits around you need to learn when it is the right time to connect with you. So sitting at a special time every day to connect with them on your own terms is important.

Learn to Open the Umbrella (Your Subtle Bodies)

As you sit quietly, pay attention to your breathing.

Imagine that you are inside a giant umbrella that is all closed up. –just like a big umbrella on the beach or your patio table. This closed umbrella is a protective energy around your physical and spiritual body. It allows the “real you” to be safe and comfortable.

Say to your spirit guides that you are ready to open up and understand what information they may have for you.

Pay attention to your breathing and relax.

Now pretend this big umbrella opens up. As it opens, you become more aware of your ability to see and hear psychic things. You are able to communicate with your spirit guides. And you are able to feel the energy of others (like relatives that have passed away).

Notice the sensations that you feel, see or hear. You can also ask your guides to filter information that other spirits want to tell you. You might see this filter as a large fishing net or a special colorful blanket draped around you just for that purpose.

Set up an agreement with your guides that they only allow positive and uplifting information to be sent to you. Your spirit guides are only with you to help you and can be your mediator with other spirit people. And they only bring loving and supportive energy and thoughts to you.

If the spirits try to tell you to do things you are uncomfortable with, then they are not your spirit guides, and you should tell them to go away and stay away from you.

Close the Umbrella (Your Subtle Bodies)

When you feel like you are finished with this experience (2-3 minutes), pretend to close the big umbrella around you again. Know that when you close it, you will be totally shut off from outside energies and spirits. You may even like to make a special word or saying to go along with that, such as: “I’m locking the door now.” Or “Shields Up.”

Thank your guides for being with you, and say to them that now you are closing your energy.

Then get up and walk around to break the connection. Or you can drink some water and change your breathing. After doing this several times, you will start to recognize what it feels like to open and close your energy.

In Conclusion

Younger children and some adults are not only psychic, but might be empathic too. So gaining control of your psychic gifts and empathic sensitivities is a great thing to do. Now you can understand how to open and close your energy field as a very special technique to use. That way you are in a protected mode. By using your imagination, and pretending there is an umbrella around you to keep you safe, you will be more in control of your life. Your sensitivities will be filtered and you can practice your psychic gifts and work with your spirit guides.


Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself From Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life by Dr. Judith Orloff (Three Rivers Press, 2011)

Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern Day Mystics by Melissa Leath (Balboa Press, 2011)

Elise LeBeau, Professional Empath Coach (www.

About Melissa Leath

Being a Certified Medium for the past 30 years, Melissa’s learned so much when it comes to metaphysical and spiritual concepts. She also has seen plenty in the seance room. Rev. Leath is a recognized meditation and spiritual growth expert and has worked with thousands of clients and workshop attendees spreading the idea of empowerment. She is an author of several books and CD’s including the newly published (November 2011) “Psychic Integrity: The Respected Practice of Modern-Day Mystics,” which is a guide book for novice and seasoned psychics and mediums as well as their clients. (Balboa Press, a division of Hay House Publishing)