My Reading With Victoria
It was an interesting switch: Me being on the other side of the psychic’s desk (figuratively). For Christmas, my husband gifted me a telephone reading with Victoria Laurie – one of my favourite novelists, and a psychic to boot. One of the reasons I like Victoria’s Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye series is that the main character – a psychic detective – is written realistically, not played for laughs. Plus, the novels are filled with little nuggets of wisdom that explain things like meditation and clairsentience in ways that a reader who’s unfamiliar with the terms will understand.
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I was visiting Paletta Lakefront Mansion in Burlington, which is supposedly haunted by the ghost of industrialist Cyrus Birge, the founding director of the Canadian Steel Company. I’d heard Birge, who built the mansion in the early 1900’s was a rough, hard-nosed businessman. When I walked into the room that was his library, I sensed a presence and saw in my mind how the room had been laid out when he had used it as an office. Of course, the books on the shelves now were more recent volumes than the tomes that must’ve lined the shelves more than a century ago.
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A SPECIAL GIFT
The holiday season is special for everyone on both sides of life. Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa mean parties and family gatherings, and the chance to reconnect with distant relatives and loved ones. It’s also a time when our friends and loved ones in spirit welcome the chance to show up again at a family dinner and meet the new nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
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THE CIRCLES OF LIFE
Bringing a message about wheels to Mark from his grandfather in spirit brought tears to Mark’s eyes and made me think of the phrase “the circle of life” – and not just because I’d seen the movie The Lion King a few days earlier. The communication also reminded me of the famous “Riddle of the Sphinx”: What walks on 4 legs in the morning, 2 in the afternoon and 3 in the evening?
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THE DIME IN THE CAR
Martha was dying, and it was time to get rid of her. The idea saddened me – my friend and I had been through a lot together. But I had to face reality – the old girl was costing me too much money, and it was time to let her go in peace.
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