Everyday Mystic • What We Breathe

On one hand, we want to touch the mystic, we want to “open our third eye”, we want to develop our psychic gifts, become more calm, centered and spiritual. I submit that without an honest connection to our natural world, this will be much harder to do.

I am concerned about our sense of smell, that it is slowly being dulled and with this loss, so too will be our ability to access not only the mystic but to be able to truly identify our right friends and lovers.

Before the industrial revolution, we were surrounded by the smells of the natural world. There were flowers in the breezes, woodland smells, farm yard smells, the smell of fires, roasting foods and of many other pleasant things. There were also the smells of war, waste, stagnation, illness, and death.

Humans lived in the natural world as they were. Bathing as we now know it was not common. We sweat, we worked, we bled, and we washed when and where we could when need be. We each were our own unique perfume that was born of what we ate, where we slept or how we lived.

We were attracted to each other not only by sight, conversation and shared interest, but also by smell. Once upon a time this was true to such an extent that relationships seem to have lasted longer and been forged of stronger bonds than we see today.

I invite you to step away from as many artificial fragrances as possible. I hope you will be able to remove them from your life and I do believe that as we return to our pure sense of smell we will not only feel better, but we will be even more aware of our surroundings.

When we are able to accept our “nature” and allow ourselves to participate in the outdoors as often as we can, we will begin to be centered.

Once, we walked on the surface of the true Earth. She was unpaved, rugged, wild, rocky, grassy, smooth or sandy….. but always in a subtle motion. Once we felt the Earth with naked feet and were grounded there.

In centuries past, the authentic vibrations of our planet could enter our bodies from the ground, in the air, wash over us in the rain which fell without our running for shelter. We heard the vibrations of the planet. We heard wind, owls, the call of wild animals, birds, waves, footsteps in the night.

Today it is harder for most of us to hear these things. We easily hear traffic, sirens, radio, the constant call of the cell phone, the text message, the tiny shiny screens that turn us away from our birth right.

I recently learned the human nose can differentiate over 50,000 scents. The sense of smell is  vital to our survival. We can collect so much information from our surroundings through smell that we are constantly informed about the world around us. Scientists report that smell is the last of our senses to fail as we die.

One of the things that is happening in our world today is that we are now being overwhelmed with artificial fragrances that I believe are blocking our natural scent receptors, and this interference is having a negative affect on how we make many important life choices.

As well, the bombardment of artificial and sometimes toxic odors cuts us off from the natural world and all the subtle mystic awareness we could perceive if the world was as it once was.

In the culture of my country we are now encouraged to purchase more and more petro-chemical products that block the natural smells of our world. Some of these include: scented laundry soaps, fabric sheets, body washes, room deodorizers, germicidal sprays, car plug-ins, in addition to perfumes and colognes.

In as much as the air in many cities is no longer sweet, but instead is filled with exhaust, dust, and gasses from manufacturing, this dulling of our sense of smell by purchasing “fresheners” serves corporate interests very well. Many urban children have never smelled fresh air.

We do not bring in flowers from the garden to sweeten a room as we once did.  We used to find it natural to burn the trash, wash the sofa cushions and throws, scrub, rinse and air things out to create a clean environment.

Now we see ads that do not encourage us to clean as we once did.  We are instead directed to spray away unpleasant odors. Of course most of us do not blindly follow these damaging suggestions, but do we always stop to peel back the layer of the ads to see the deeper harm to the natural fabric?

In many “developed” countries we find ourselves moving from one interior to the next. We wake in a square home, check our squared phone, hop in our cars to drive on paved roads to the square office boxes where we work, often in front of square computer screens.

This post is not written to judge nor to disapprove, but to put the square and isolated nature of modern living in a new light. When we regard the natural world, it is a rounded reality.

We are often encapsulated. We become cut off from one another and most surely from the Earth. It is my hope that this short post will awaken new thoughts and help us all be a bit more true to our natural selves.

Perhaps we will step away from all the lights, sights and sounds of industrialization long enough to sleep a few days on the ground under the stars. I hop we all may have that get away.


Ann George

© Ann George Studios, Inc. 11/18/2017

Root Work • Buyer Be Ware!

It is not uncommon for me to receive one or two calls a week from people all over the country who have consulted a “psychic” and shortly thereafter, perhaps their second visit, find that a set up is in play.

The set up usually begins in an innocent way. The reader (con artist) will make a magical suggestion, perhaps for the client to wear money folded in a special way on their body. Another suggestion is  to sleep with an egg under the pillow. There are many variations of the magical suggestion.

Each can be an intriguing suggestion, and as no harm seems immediate, why not? Why not try that suggestion which may help you achieve your goals. Most often, the money or the egg is brought to the next session.

The reader will report that they can see from the contents of the egg, or the condition of the money that someone has “put a root” on the seeker.  The root could have been “worked” to cause the client to lose love, lose health, or to have “bad luck”.

Sometimes these false readers will actually introduce the idea that someone is working roots or has put a root on the seeker, or a family member at the very first session!

Be sure, these readers often have some gift. Many are very good cold readers. Some are indeed gifted seers, but these kind of seers will seek profit above all.

I believe they corrupt the gift by setting a snare. Once hooked, clients may spend as little as $300 and as much as $30,000 to remove the root. Sometimes the language is different. Sometimes there is a curse, a spell, a black cloud in the aura that will bring trouble to the seeker.

  • To be sure, there are sorcerers in this world.
  • Be sure there are those who can indeed conjure.
  • There are those shamans who have so practiced their path that they are able to accomplish remarkable things.
  • There are those who can become invisible.
  • There are some who can move through time.
  • There are powerful sadhus in India who have such mastery over self and mind that their feats are legendary or secret.
  • There are shamans born hundreds of years ago who remain in formless realms and can be contacted today.

It is my experience that those powerful beings who can indeed do magic, will do this for others only to do good work. They can bring blessings, healings, peace and harmony where no hope of such things existed.

If a shaman, priestess, or mystic seer has devoted their life to perfecting their intention, it is unlikely that they will sell their mastery to “reunite lost love.”

As for me, I understand that every action has a reaction. I understand that willingly causing harm to another person has a cost! I will not pay that price.

I advise everyone who seeks a magical solution to look within. If you stop to think about it, each one of us contains all the magic we need to change our lives, and indeed the world.

The challenge in Western culture is that we have become separated from our own magnificence. We are so far from sleeping under the stars, listening to the animals move through the darkness, hearing only the stillness of the natural world, the bird song, the wind in the leaves…. that touching the mystic requires time many of us do not have.

As well, it can seem easier to let the “expert” take care of the problem. When I first began working in Jacksonville, Florida it was very common for me to have new clients come who had already spent hundreds on special candles that would be burned in special ceremonies.

A ritual candle is a tool you may use to train your mind and work the magic of recreating your own life. Positive affirmations, mantra, psalms are all tools at your fingertips that can help you work your own magick.

I did a touch of research on line to see what the web had to say. I can share my experience. I have indeed met masters of magic. I have seen great deeds done. I have seen blessings and hope, help and healing accomplished through herbal blends, incense, carrying amulets and talismans.

In all those cases, the “magick” was done by the person seeking change. I invite you to seek within to discover your magick. Don’t pay someone else please. The risk is that you will fall deeper and deeper down a rabbit hole.

Peace to all.

Ann George

© Ann George Studios, Inc. 2017

Thinking of Silvia Browne 

My value system is such that readings are private experiences, best done in a calm and sacred space. Many clients have powerful reactions to a session, whether joyful or tearful, so I do keep tissue on hand. I am very comfortable allowing people to process joy, grief, sorrow, regret and that painful validation when we all realize we were “right” all along.

I was thinking of a television program, now off the air. The host was one of the first to have a professional psychic as his guest. I thought this was a brave move on his part, I was interested and watched the program from time to time when she was a guest.

Regardless of our differences in style, she & I both face (now faced as she has died) the same kind of rigorous scrutiny and sometimes unreasonable expectation when it comes to our answers to questions.

I remember one show in particular where the medium was asked one of those “trick” quesitons people ask from time to time. (I find the “trick question” hurtful and unnecessary.)

A woman from the television audience stood up and asked the medium a question about the death of her husband. She asked “How did my husband die?”.

The answer was “He drowned.” From watching, the psychic seemed to look/listen for a moment, and without hesitation gave her answer.

Next – the argument/trickster portion began. The woman from the audience told the psychic that her husband was killed in a national disaster that took the lives of thousands. She knew when and where her husband died. She also insisted the he could not have drowned.

As the woman knew when and where her husband died, I am really not sure why she asked the question. Perhaps she wanted the medium to tell her what she (the seeker) already knew and thus prove herself a legitimate medium.

Perhaps the widow wanted to know if her husband was thinking of his wife when he died, perhaps the window wanted to know his last thoughts? Perhaps she was worried that he was killed when a beam fell on him, if he burned to death, if he were crushed, if he were trapped for hours in rubble, if he fell, if he died during an act of heroism ……..  I really don’t why she wanted that answer, but I am very sorry for her loss.

What was remarkable was that the widow insisted that it was impossible for her husband to have drowned. The medium did not waiver, she did not retract her statement nor did she amend it in any way.  She “saw” the death occurred by drowning.

The host did his best to try to calm the situation as the widow became increasing agitated and confrontational.  I feel sure they went to commercial.

If you don’t believe people can see the future or connect with spirits of the dead, then please don’t go for reading. There are others in line who have used the services of mediums, psychic, seers and mystics for decades with good result.

All those who consult responsibly know that it is not possible for any one psychic to be 100% accurate 100% of the time. The disbelieving, the jealous, and the “trickster” seekers seem all to happy to pounce and cry “fraud” when a reader in the public eye falls short… or seems to do so.

I do not second guess the reading of another professional consultant. It did not take a medium to see that it was absolutely reasonable that any number of people died by drowning during that incident. It was a terrible time.*

As well, the “how” of it  was most likely not what the widow really needed to know to find peace. That question may have been the first question to come to her there, under the studio lights, surrounded by strangers, on national television…. and once asked, her grief most likely made any answer other than the one she hoped for unacceptable.

Yet the public jumped on that moment to name the psychic a fraud. They jumped to agree that drowning was the wrong answer. Shaming occurred. The reader did not waver, nor apologize. She was asked a question, answered and was ready to take the next question.

This kind of detachment is critical. A professional seer in this new world of social media, tweets and public rating systems, must be ready to be judged, ridiculed, vilified, and slandered by people he or she may never have even consulted.

A really good reader in my opinion, is going to tell you the truthful answer to your question as best he or she can. If you want to make the most out of your session, then please come and put all your cards on the table.
As well, remember that the best readings are the ones where you are asking to see your future, to receive guidance about what you can do to make your life, your world, or your family happier and healthier if possible.

Hopefully, this article will help some people have a bit more kindness and understanding for those who choose to work as what they are….. mediums, psychics, and seers. Those people who have given their lives to this calling (or curse) have no reason to seek to do harm, make mistakes, or in any way give less than honest answers.

Those who are in private practice, some for decades, often have sacrified a good deal to do this work. Many charge affordable fees, work six or seven days a week, and do their best to be of service. If an ethical reader really cannot “see” for you, most all will know that within minutes of your conversation and be glad to refund your payment.

Ever client and every reader are not a match. I have written many articles over the years to help you have a good reading. As this post my illustrate, the question you ask is very important. Tips to ask useful questions are here.

I hope this post is helpful,

Ann George

© Ann George Studios, Inc. 2017
* Large scale disasters such as earthquakes and & tornadoes cause chaos and in that chaos drowning becomes possible. I feel rather horrible and morbid as investigating the validity of the mediums answer leads only to a growing list of the many ways drowning can occur.  I won’t go on about that.