Be sure to read all the way to bottom for some cool announcements! Big things are coming and I can't wait to share them with y'all. This past week has been a busy one. Thankfully Jeremy had Thanksgiving Day off.
When we sleep we are the most vulnerable. Not just to normal things like attacks from adorable kittens or children but also from spirits. I often get messages about how people have connected with spirits of loved ones or with spirits in their home through dreaming. In fact, that is how Jeremy found out the name of the little girl in our Jacksonville house. I wrote before about talking to loved ones in dreams and I have received quite a few messages in regards to that (thank you for that) but in this post, I wanted to talk about when it seems like a spirit reaching in a not so friendly way through dreams.
For those of y'all who don't know what Mercury Retrograde is, let me explain what this frustrating time is. A couple of times a year for 3.5 weeks at a time, Mercury will appear to go backwards in the sky. It's not really going backwards. That's just an illusion as it hurries past Earth. During those 3.5 weeks, it feels like anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Electronics will suddenly break, miscommunications happen easily, and agreements fall through. It seems like while Mercury Retrograde is going on Murphy's Law is the law of the land. During a retrograde, you shouldn't buy new electronics, enter into any new agreements, travel, move, start a new job, or basically anything.
Over the past couple of weeks, the activity at our house has been picking up. I don't know if it was because it was getting closer to Halloween, the spirits were feeding off my stress levels leading up to the Marine Corps Ball, or maybe the spirit(s) in the house are feeling more comfortable with us. Whatever it is, things have definitely been interesting.
The usual response I get when I get done telling someone about one of my adventures is "Weren't you scared to be alone?". Since I have grown up with spirits and have yet to come across that truly scared, I'm not afraid to go alone. Yes, I prefer when my husband can go with me because I either don't trust the area (humans are scary and unpredictable) or because I like having someone else experience the same thing as me. Plus I love his company. But this is one of those topics where I say "do as I say, not as I do". I know myself, my limitations, and my abilities. I trust my gut and know how to think on my feet if something happens while I am on my own. But honestly even I probably shouldn't investigate by myself.
I recently got into a deep conversation with a reader about dreams. Recently we both had been having odd dreams that we couldn't shake. The reader who reached out to me said that it was okay to share her dream but asked that I not reveal her identity.
As y'all know I was away the last few weeks in North Carolina visiting my family. This is the longest I have been away from Jeremy by choice (as oppose to the military sending him away) and definitely the longest I have been away from the cats and our spirits. I missed them. And judging by the messages and pictures I received while gone, it's safe to say they all missed me too.
Ask most paranormal investigators what's on their paranormal bucket list and you'll probably hear them answer "Japan's Suicide Forest". It has been on mine ever since I first heard about it on Destination Truth ten years ago. Ever since that episode I felt drawn to it. So when my husband came home from work one day in January, while we still lived in Iwakuni, saying that Papaya and Ortiz (two marines in his shop) said that they wanted to go camping in Suicide Forest in a few weeks, I immediately invited us along on their trip.
When Jeremy and I first moved to Champaign, one of the wives from the recruiting shop took us out to show us Champaign and to do some shopping. One of the shops we checked out was Jane Addams Used Book Store. While we were there, Jeremy found an interesting book called The Illinois Road Guide To Haunted Locations. Being new to Illinois it seemed like a practical purchase for a set of paranormal investigators.