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THE MONTHLY WORD: December 2019
Divinely Guided Prompts, Guidance & Musings.
If this word or writing resonates with you, makes you feel a certain way, take a moment to really feel into why it hits you the way it does. You are being divinely guided, or nudged by Spirit, to pay attention.

This month I decided to pull a card from The Faery Forest deck to help inspire me.  I pulled what turns out to be the very first one in the deck.

1 Cunningwoman.
Silent. Observant. Wily.

What jumps out at me as I read the card’s meaning in the accompanying book:
Now is not the time for talking or action…  Be watchful…  Be still…  Be shrewd…  Now is not the time to share, offer tender secrets or share what you know… Hide yourself and begin to see the truth…   

Well, this can be a little tricky, can’t it? This year I’ve been trying to help keep myself and my family together as we all navigate difficult waters together.   I’m also running my healing practice, which necessitates my being in alignment with Spirit so I can be present to serve and to heal; and I know I am being pulled towards changing what this looks like for me and my practice.   All very challenging when there seems to be more obstacles in a day than blessings.   So at first glance, it seems this card isn’t very inspiring. Is it telling me to run and hide from my problems?

Or, maybe it shows up because I need to take a closer look at what it is I’m seeing and feeling. This is a good exercise in telling the brain to move over and let the soul feel into this card, and the meaning and message it has for me. When I close my eyes and take a deep breath, this is what comes to me: 

The universe acts in mysterious and wonderful ways.  One day we can curse it all because we are hurting, we are angry, and we are upset. We feel we need to project our disappointment about something towards something outside of us.  Oh how very ego-driven and human! And we feel justified doing so! We say, why me?!  I want this pain to go away- I don’t want to feel!!  We say, this isn’t fair!  We even say- why is this happening?!

Other days, smiles are everywhere you turn, abundance is evident everywhere and we say Ahhhh, life is good!  What a beautiful day! How did I get so lucky?!   

So what’s the difference between those two kinds of days? Perspective. 

Have you ever noticed that when you are grumpy, and angry, and you carry that feeling in you that nothing else goes right that day, either?   The lines are too long, all the jerks are out driving on the road the same time you are, nobody knows what they’re doing, the stupid computer won’t do what it’s supposed to… 

And then on days when all is golden, you are patient, kinder, gentler…. You let the person in front of you go ahead, you don’t mind the long line because you say “well, maybe they’re new and are just learning at the register”. 

We are all spiritual beings having a human experience on this planet.  Having good days and bad days are part of that experience.  But I find the more aligned I am with knowing that there is spirit inside of me, that I am here to serve a specific purpose, no matter how difficult it may seem sometimes, I am able to feel more blessings in my day than challenges.  Every person and experience I encounter on a daily basis is intentional. I truly believe that.  Whether it’s a stranger in my favorite coffee shop or a message from a friend of many years ago.  I find that when I embrace these opportunities, and I feel open to the mystery, I am filled with joy, and that joy affects everyone around me.  Likewise, if I feel resentful, cheated, angry, closed off, then that’s what I am filled with, and that also affects the people around me. I begin to understand and re-member just how powerful I am.

When I remember that I am loved, that I am never alone, that I am blessed, I feel my heart swell and I am filled with light.  I re-member that I am a divine creation. I re-member to take note that there is extraordinary beauty right in front of me; the peaceful sound of rain, a big smile after a first sip of coffee, an infectious laugh from my kids, sweet glances from my dog who just adores me no matter what…  In these moments I release control and re-member that my life is divinely guided, and what I can do is be in charge of how I respond to the world around me.  I am still able to see beauty and blessings while integrating the hardships and sorrows that are also around. The more gratitude I offer and feel, the more blessings I find.

I know I have successfully shifted my perspective when I don’t see long lines, but a person learning something new.  I don’t bother getting angry at the computer (a machine), I see it as an opportunity to pick up a book for a while.  I don’t exercise my right to yell like a drunken sailor while driving, instead I put out to the universe that I and all on the road safely reach our destinations. I find myself just smiling. 

Wayne Dyer famously said, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”.  I think I’m going to put that on a post-it on my bathroom mirror.  

This particular Faery Card conjures up all of these lessons for me.  It is telling me to take time to be still.  To be quiet.  BEGIN TO SEE THE TRUTH.  How timely for the Winter Solstice, too! This is a perfect time of year to reflect on all the good that has happened during the year as we get ready to hunker down for the winter in contemplation.  It’s a good time for reflection and also integration.  Keep what you need, and burn in the fireplace what you don’t.  Integrate new lessons learned over the past year, all blessings and challenges. What do you want to change?  What do you want to seed now that can take root in the spring?  I look at all I have, what I’ve lost and that which is not missed.  I am grateful for all of it because I know deep in my roots that life is a gift and I am here for a purpose. 

As my healer ancestors before me, I feel the power of each season, of each turn of the wheel, deeply.  The earth shows me how to live a very practical yet divinely inspired life.  The Winter Solstice reminds me to go inward, to make time for quiet contemplation, and welcome the short days and long nights.  I am reminded to bring my loved ones close, share my abundance, and conserve my energy into what I want to create in the next 6 months.  When the earth wakes up again and shows her beauty, it’s also time for me to come out of my “hiding period” and shine my light and my TRUTH out into the world.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this.  Know that I appreciate you and all that you are.  Many blessings to you and yours this and every season!

Love,
Julie.



YADDA YADDA YADDA!  NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS 2020: A NEW DECADE BEGINS!


You may have seen on my website that 2020 is bringing some changes to my practice! 

First and foremost, I am over-the-moon-excited to have the opportunity to work with a new Shamanic Practitioner beginning in January!  Over the next 6 months and beyond, my new teacher will help me expand and deepen my own healing abilities and share them with you. I am overjoyed to be answering this call as I expand my healing practice!  
Second and just as important! I am starting this decade off by offering one type of booking for healing sessions.  I expect to be adding another type (or more) by the end of 2020. 

I am also re-organizing my Spiritual Development course to be more accessible to different levels of learning.

Coming soon!  In the coming weeks, look for these details and a minor cosmetic upgrade to my website www.juliehumphreys.com.

CHANGES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020:

SOUL SESSIONS
I will only be offering 60 minute Souls Sessions for $185. 
These sessions bring forward shamanic healing techniques, energy work, psychometry, psychic and trance mediumship work, oracle and tarot card work and intuitive guidance. 

This fresh approach to these more individualized sessions accommodate the intense nature that healing work can bring.  They allow for me to access every tool in my healing toolbox as necessary and appropriate for you and your healing and spiritual journey.

I will no longer be offering 30 minute sessions or specifically straight up tarot or mediumship sessions.

TEACHING:
Spiritual Development Course for Spiritual Seekers and Discovery

I am very excited to offer this course on 3 different levels.
Each level will have its own life-force, from the beginner “Seeker” level to a more advanced mentoring role.

Each level will have its own time and investment commitments. 

Course specifics and pre-requisites will be forthcoming. I will be taking a limited number of new students and groups each month to ensure the highest quality and commitment to those wanting to learn.

THANK YOU for your trust and continued faith in me!  I am so excited to be walking this path and to begin this new decade co-creating as much magic as possible! Join me!

PS! If you signed up for this monthly letter in person and not through my website, you haven’t received the free download, “Energy Hygiene: 3 Tips to get Clean”.  IF you would like that PDF, please email me directly @ juliehmedium@gmail.com and I will be very happy to send it to you. 

 WISHING YOU PEACE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

The Monthly Word : October 2019

Divinely Guided Prompts, Guidance & Musings.
If this word or writing resonates with you, makes you feel a certain way, take a moment to really feel into why it hits you the way it does. You are being divinely guided, or nudged by Spirit, to pay attention.

KINDNESS

One of my favorite books to read to my kids is called How Kind! By Mary Murphy.  It’s a little young for them, but I still love the message.  It’s about one animal doing a small act of kindness for another, then that animal does one for another, and then another, and so on….  It beautifully illustrates not only the domino effect of kindness, but also gives a perfect example of Raising Vibration. 

If you have been following me at all, you’ll know that as a teacher, healer and spiritual guide it is my mission in life to walk with people towards their own true path, illuminating their own magnificence and purpose on this earth plane.  A natural side effect of this organic process is raising your vibration.  When I raise my vibration, the vibration of my partner raises, the vibration of my kids raise and those who I allow to bring drama into my life seem to not show up so much.  Funny that, eh?

Kindness shifts our vibration.  Being kind is actually natural for us, believe it or not! When we volunteer our time, we offer kindness on many levels.  Say you serve food to someone at soup kitchen.  That person goes looking for a seat as someone moves their stuff aside so they can have a place.  Then that person notices a sad child and offers a smile to perk them up.  Maybe the mother of that child is relieved for just that second that her child smiles.  Kindness can spark happiness and faith in the world and in humanity if even in small spurts. 

So imagine what we could do as a collective by offering kindness?  Our true essences would be exposed, starving any lower vibrational energies around us.

I’ve experienced kindness that has left me speechless and in tears of gratitude.  I’ve been fortunate enough to have that same effect on other people.  Am I perfect? Hell no.  Am I kind all the time? Nope. But I want to be.  And I strive to be. And then I think of this quote:

“In a world where you can be anything, Be Kind.”

You can be kind without being a doormat.  You can be kind and be firm.  You can be kind and silly.  You can be kind and gentle.  Kindness doesn’t cost anything.  It only reaps rewards.

Are You Ready?

My teaching days are filling up!  If you are at all interested in any of my 7-week classes, now is the time to act:

  • Private Intuitive Tarot
  • Your Spiritual Development
  • Mediumship Mentoring

Contact me at juliehmedium@gmail.com to register.  Space is limited!

Hey Julie! what is a Soul Session with you like anyway??

So I get this question a lot!  The honest answer is this: I don’t know! And the truth is I won’t know until you are in front of me via Zoom or in person at my super cozy office. 

Here is what I DO know: I serve Spirit.  I know in my heart of hearts that if you have found me, then that is the work of Spirit bringing us together for a reason.  I am a healer, teacher and guide and have been for many lifetimes.  I am a light worker. I have an ever-expanding toolbox of healing modalities that I am passionate about filling and updating every change I get.  This is how I serve now and for the rest of my days here on earth.

When we meet, we will talk about what is on your mind and what you are looking for.  Sometimes that lasts 10 minutes, sometimes that lasts 30 seconds.  I go where I am guided.  I, as “Julie,” step aside and act as the hollow bone for Spirit to give you what you need.   I see, hear and feel Spirit and sometimes I taste and smell things, too. This process often involves a combination of shamanic healing techniques, mediumship, cartomancy, and reiki.  Whatever it is, you will receive! And 99.9% of the time you will be laughing. 

If you are drawn to this, don’t be shy! Unleash your magnificence!  Contact me at juliehmedium@gmail.com


The Monthly Word: September 2019
Divinely Guided Prompts, Guidance & Musings.
If this word or writing resonates with you, makes you feel a certain way, take a moment to really feel into why it hits you the way it does. That sensation means you are being divinely guided, or nudged by Spirit, to pay attention.

“Expectancy”

It’s September 3, 2019 and the air has a slightly damp chill in it from the morning dew but the petals from the vase full of sunflowers on my writing table are beginning to drop. I still hear the “Hot Bugs” making their noises outside in the trees, one last attempt at breeding and then falling back into the earth to be transformed and composted.  Do they expect to do that? To fulfill their destiny here on this earth plane? Do they question what their life path is? 

I expect each day of September to be different here in New England.  Today we may need the fan.  Tomorrow I may need socks.  Always I expect miracles.  Always I expect the trees to greet me in the morning when I drink my coffee. Always I must give back in order to keep receiving the blessings I receive on a daily basis. 

How our life is and what we thought it would be may be two different things.  Sometimes we get what we want and sometimes we get what we need. When we were young, many (hopefully well intentioned) people told us what was expected of us- good manners, be nice, don’t rock the boat, be kind, be successful which means make lots of money, have a nice house and a nice car, don’t hang out with the wrong crowd, you will be guilty by association, always tell the truth.  Expectancy.

Do we expect a good life even if we don’t work for it?  Do we expect good things to happen to us because we did all that was expected of us?  Do we expect to get what we want if we never give, only ever just performing for the masses?  Giving is just as important as receiving.  Receiving is just as important as giving.  The Universe loves gratitude and love. It values reciprocity.  What do you expect?

A significant life lesson I learned long ago about expectations is this: expectations must be managed!  You cannot expect something from someone who is not willing to or able to give you what you need. You cannot expect someone to better their lives if they don’t want to.  You cannot expect someone who doesn’t love themselves to love you.  You cannot expect happiness for someone who wants only to live in martyrdom. You cannot expect prosperity if you live in fear of loss and lack.

Expectancy.  You know what I expect?  I expect all good things lie before me.  I expect to be prosperous and healed.  I expect to get what I put out.  If I put out junk vibrations into the ethers, I expect to get junk.  When I put out love and joy, I get love and joy back.  I also expect MYSELF to strive every day, no matter how hard, to live in love and gratitude. I wake up every day with a quick start- such are the circumstances of life with my young children right now- BUT, I always, at the very least, say, “Thank you, Great Spirit for another beautiful day” before putting my feet on the floor.  I’m working on that a little more all the time, but right now I expect that will be enough.

OCTOBER 2018

The Thinning Veil- What Does That Mean?

What better time of year to talk of Spirit than Halloween?

There have been many times during my spiritual journey where I have not known what all the buzz around the “thinning of the veil” is and why it’s significant.  As a psychic medium, intuitive, empath, earth-based spiritualist, etc… I felt like the veil was thin all the time.  So what’s so special about the veil in October (in the Northern Hemisphere) and why is it called a veil?

The “veil” represents the boundary between this world on the earthly plane and the spirit world.  It covers what is to be “seen” on the other side. During this time of year, the veil is thinning as it follows another turn of the wheel of the year, and we see this in the earth’s behavior. The leaves are falling from the trees, plant energy retreats to its roots for the winter, animals go into hibernation, birds fly to warmer climates and the squirrels look unbelievably large as they gather and bury acorns. Happening this time of year for we humans, the last crops are harvested and traditionally, animals are slaughtered to be stored for winter food. As the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer and much colder, we retreat inside around the fire place, surrounded by friends and family, sharing stories or contemplating what is most precious to us in life.

21st century culture isn’t conducive for much of this, however, that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. When we become still, we are naturally prone to hear more, to listen longer and to contemplate deeper. From this meditative state, the words, sounds and signs from Spirit can be easily seen all around us. All we have to do is ask.

If you are a person who typically dreads this time of year, I challenge you think of all of the good that you can get out of it.  Sit quietly with a lit candle next to you and think about all you have achieved this year, what you want to see change and what new things could emerge for you when the earth begins to awaken on the Spring Equinox.

These rituals are similar to what people may take to doing on January 1st of every calendar year, but why not ease into it instead of being your own Task Master of joining a gym, losing weight or quitting drinking? We both know that this ultimately makes us feel rotten for not meeting those unrealistic expectations.  Setting ourselves up to fail is neither productive or inspiring.  Take advantage of the thinning veil to honor the Self.  Taking time for true reflection over a period of time is much more in the flow and congruous to our natural inclinations this time of year.

Maybe you’ve lost a loved one and would love to hear a comforting message from them or see a sign that they know you’re thinking of them.  The thinning veil brings them closer to us in a way as we become less distracted and more inward.  They are always there, guiding us with love and light.

What we can do this time of year as the veil thins is gather the energy of the ideas of what we want to grow, to germinate, and ultimately be re-birthed in the spring when the Mother begins to wake up once again.  Our guides and ancestors are always with us, guiding us, whispering in our ears and giving us daily signs, that Hey, We love you! We are here! Everything is going to be OK this winter.

Whatever ritual you feel compelled to do is “perfect”. That’s the thing that is so hard to remember in the loud world we live in.  Just remember that how we answer our own soul’s calling is exactly what we need to do.

Happy New Year!

Love and blessings to all, always…

JHM ♥