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Peaches waiting on the ball being thrown.

Recently I was chatting with some dogs and they gave me a great idea. They were discussing a topic and the fact that they had little to no input regarding the matter came up. It was then that the idea of providing a voice for the animals in their own magazine came up.

It would work something like this:

First I would have to interview dogs (and or other animals) and hold auditions to see who has the aptitude for it and the desire to contribute to the publication. The interviews would be set up through their people and those animals that were interested in the project and who had the best communication abilities would be considered for the job.

I would have several positions that I would be interviewing animals for. We would want to have a column all about dogs, one dedicated to cats and perhaps one for rabbits, hamsters and horses, of course reptiles and birds would want to get in on it at some point.

The easiest approach would be to model the magazine after an existing magazine in the field, with subtle changes here and there so that it is still it’s own format and of course the vast majority of the content would be generated by animal contributors.

I think that having a column that addresses senior pets and their special needs would be nice, as would be a fashion column by a fashion savvy dog. Other columns that would be fun would be one dedicated to the traveling pet, a health corner and of course reviews of current movies and TV shows that involve animals as well as product reviews, including snacks, treats and toys.

It could start out as an online magazine or simply launch alongside an established magazine that is already in the field.

The key is to have all of the articles produced by animals. Using either myself or some other previously vetted animal communicators, we would bring forward the content and be responsible for taking the information from the animals and translating it into english. This is an area where a good copy editor (human) would be helpful.

The magazine could include contests, photo galleries and much more … there could be one general magazine, or based upon it’s success, additional titles could be brought forth, such as for the birds by the birds.

The magazine would be a very straight forward communication from the animal world with as little spin being put on it by humans as possible. The target audience would be anyone who cares about animals and most importantly it should be viewed as a publication for the animals, by the animals. One that you can sit down with your dog and read to them, with the knowledge that the material in the articles was put forth by one of your animals peers.

There could be a question and answer column, similar to Dear Abbey or something of that nature.

I have heard of music CD’s where the music chosen for the CD was selected by dogs, for dogs. This is taking that concept to the next level.

I would be very interested in hearing back from others who wish to be involved in such a project, or who have thoughts and ideas regarding such a publication. Your comments are most welcome.


For the past two months I have been busy settling my family into our new home here in Amador county. We are in the middle of the Motherlode, gold is everywhere around us. After panning some mole hills on the property and finding a tiny bit of dust, I drove eight minutes down the road and panned some nice flakes out of a near by river.

The last seven years we lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. Benicia was our home and we had a lovely little condo with a gorgeous view of the water and the hills. After having our second daughter, the place became a little small for us and after headlining a fundraiser for Rehorse Rescue Ranch in Jamestown, we decided to move out to the foothills and to trade our urban digs for a more relaxed mountain lifestyle.

With our elevation being 3100 feet, we can expect a white Christmas just about every year. We found a place about 30 minutes up Hwy 88 from Jackson, on the way to South Tahoe. We have just over a half acre of terraced raised garden beds, a large rose garden and nearly fifty fruit trees. The persimmons are just finishing up, and the figs were incredible. Other fruit trees we have include; apple, pear, cherry, plum, peach, nectarine, white nectarine, and crabapple. Last but not least, we have eight grape vines.

We no longer have gangs in the area, unless you count the kind that run around on hooves. We have a family of about eleven deer that frequent our neighborhood and until recently used to make our yard their home. Mountain lions can be found in the area and there is a family of about nine turkeys that make our area home. A large covey of quail live here, about twenty-five of them and many other species of bird can be found in the region.

Essentially we have a little slice of paradise here up in the mountains and the quality of the home life is coming through in my readings. I am more relaxed, happier and eagerly look forward to each day. We have enough room here that in the future I will be hosting group readings, workshops and other events at our home.

The vast majority of my work is on the phone, and my clients are from all over the world. Recently I was asked if I am still making personal appearances in the Bay Area, the answer is yes, just not as often as in the past. I will continue to travel as before, where I was hosting Humane Society fundraisers and more, just expect me to travel a bit less during the winters.

Speaking of winter, this holiday season, consider giving a reading as a gift to a loved one. I will include a gift certificate via email that you can then send to the recipient via email or you can print it out and mail it. Gift certificates for a half hour reading or an hour reading are available. Simply email or call me (925-360-7469) in order to purchase one. They can be redeemed at anytime and do not expire. Gift the gift of insight and communication with your loved ones, both animal and human, living or past this holiday season.

Since moving here, our family has grown. We adopted a cat, Sophie, and a kitten, Annie Mittens, and a wonderful red heeler (cattle dog) named Peaches. We also have a rabbit, Benjamin Coco Wilson and a hamster named Tapioca.

Recently I had been told by my guides that I should shift the focus of my web site from being a general psychic medium, to a heavier emphasis on my skills as an animal communicator/pet psychic. With the “ink” not even dry yet on the web site redesign, I was pleased to receive the news that my web site had been featured on Nightline as one of those offering services as an animal communicator.

The article was about another pet psychic Dana Miller, who I thought represented what I do in a very good light, overall I thought that it was a good article.

Screen capture from story on Nightline at ABCnews.com

They mentioned that with telepathy you can be anywhere in the world and still facilitate a connection. Just within the last six months, among others I have connected with animals in Greece, England, Mexico, Costa Rica, India and Dubai in the UAE. This afternoon I engaged in a chat with a cat who had lived in Croatia, his person was on the phone in Croatia, while I was in Benicia, CA – near San Francisco.

http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/animal-psychic-dana-miller-fidos-thinking/story?id=11288647

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Psychic Medium and Animal Communicator, Charles PedenAs this is my own blog, I have no problem with partaking in a bit of shameless self promotion. While putting together the above poster, it dawned on me that animal communication has really gone mainstream. It boggles my mind to think that just four short years ago I had never even heard of an animal communicator – pet psychic. Granted I had heard of psychics, I just was a skeptic.

Of course while as a young child I had experiences that were hard to explain. There was the time that I saw our deceased cat playing in the garden while at the kitchen sink washing dishes with my mother. I pointed out our cat playing up on the hillside and was promptly reminded that she had passed the year before. That was confusing … as was seeing the ghost of a fur trader creeping around our house. My brother and I saw him, he was dressed in buckskins with a Bowie knife in his right hand and a long rifle over his back. My understanding was that he had died after being ambushed by the local tribes who were unhappy with his intrusion onto their hunting grounds.

My memories from the early years were quickly suppressed as my childhood became nothing more than a memory. As a young adult I really do not recall any unusual experiences. On January, 24th 2006 I had a ghost appear in my home and that opened up the next chapter of my life. In many ways my unfolding was like going from zero to sixty in four seconds flat, quite the ride! Even then it was another seven months before I realized that I could communicate with live animals.

These days, I find myself counseling animals and their people on a near daily basis. One recent week began with me communicating with a dog in New Delhi, India (on the phone with his person) and later that day connecting with a rabbit in New Jersey, (on the phone as well.) Later that week I saw over twenty dogs in person.

On the 27th of June I was the featured Pet Psychic at “Mind Over Mutts” an event at Jack London Square in Oakland that is put on in partnership with the Eastbay SPCA. I had a great time chatting it up with the dogs and their people. A short 10-15 minute reading was $20 with all proceeds being donated to the Eastbay SPCA. The Port of Oakland, (Jack London Square) covered my stipend for the event and I was able to donate $260 to help out the animals in Alameda county.

Some of my favorite conversations involved a dog that ratted out his persons love of betting at the track. I was sitting with a woman and her dog, I asked the dog to provide me with something that would confirm a connection with him. And all of a sudden I was seeing images of the horse track. I asked if he had been taken to the races or to the track and the lady then called out to her husband who was a short distance away, but not seated with us. He got a somewhat worried look on his face, one wonders what other secrets he had. He then confirmed that he went to the track regularly, but had never taken the dog. The dog knew about it and let the wife know about how often he likes to go … too funny.

Another humorous incident was a woman who had brought her twelve year old son and dog to see me. After chatting a little bit with the dog, she asked me if the dog knew what her son did all day … instead of playing with the dog. I asked the dog and he told me the kid played video games. She asked if the dog could tell me what game the kid plays the most. I looked at the kid who was dressed in “skater” like clothes and then said to them both, “a fighting game, called “Call of Duty.” You should have seen their jaws drop, great stuff! I will bet you that kid will never be the same again – in a good way. While it is true that I also communicate with the spirits of the deceased on a daily basis as well, I have found that communication with animals helps to “break the ice” so to speak. When I go out in public, it is not uncommon for me to see the spirits of your loved ones beside you. It is however “unnerving” for someone such as myself to approach you in public and announce that your beloved husband is still with you in spirit. It is far easier for me to simply approach your dog and ask him a question that only he can answer.

Frequently animals will come up to me in public as they recognize my ability to communicate with them. The information that will come through will be very detailed. One of the first things that animals will tell me is their age, not from birth, but from conception. Frequently past animals will make an appearance. Often times animals wish to pass on a message to their person, such as thanking them for something that they did for their animal or simply letting them know how much they love them. Sometimes health concerns will be brought up and the animal may have some insights into how to care for their problems. It is of course important to note that I am not a vet and that I am simply able to relay to you additional insights and information. It is your obligation to consult with a trained animal care specialist regarding any information brought forward during a consultation.

Working with animals is very rewarding. As with any form of communication, it is a “two way street” and if an animal does not wish to communicate there is little I can do. I will from time to time employ the “burning ears” technique, in order to encourage an animal to communicate. This technique can be very effective when an impasse has been met. For example consider the case illustrated below.

While visiting Topanga I was on a trail ride where I bumped into one of the neighbors of the person whose ranch I was staying at. This person (we’ll call her Susan) had a beautiful horse who we will refer to as “Daisy.” Susan told me that Daisy had thrown her three times recently and that she really needed some help. I told her that after we had returned to the ranch from our ride and had dinner, that I would drive over and work with her and Daisy.

Later that evening I came over to work with Daisy and Susan. I noticed Susan’s jean jacket was on the ground in the middle of the corral. Daisy had taken it off of the fence and dropped it in the dirt. I asked Daisy for a show of good will, I asked her to retrieve Susan’s jacket. Daisy walked over to the jacket, put her nose down (within two inches) of it and then she jerked her head up, turned around and commenced to pee right near it.

The horse had made it clear that she was “pissed off” now what? I then turned to Susan and asked her to explain her side of the story. Usually I will have the animal communicate with me first, however in this case the horse was quite upset and was not talking. The whole reason I had come over was because Daisy had thrown her rider three times and if that was the case, it was very dangerous and had to be addressed right away.

With Daisy not talking I turned to Susan and listened as she began to describe how she had come to acquire Daisy. It turned out that Daisy was her first horse and that she had been auctioned off at a foreclosure auction. Daisy was pregnant when Susan had purchased her. The foal had recently been weaned and that had driven a bit of a wedge between Susan and Daisy. In addition to that, Susan was lacking confidence in what she was doing and that worried Daisy.

It only got worse when Susan told me how she had been thrown. It had been a very cold morning and been determined to go for a ride, Susan had put on a snowsuit over her regular riding clothes. She was as ungainly as the Michelin Man and she slipped off the stump that she was balancing on to get in the saddle. After nearly getting in the saddle she had slipped right off. Finally she made it into the saddle and Daisy simply sat her back legs down and raised her shoulders, shrugging off Susan in the process. Not much of a throwing.

Daisy had been insulted that Susan had gone around telling people that she had been thrown. It only got worse when similar events took place and now Susan was telling everyone how dangerous Daisy was and how she had been thrown three times. The truth of the matter was that Susan was in over her head, needed some professional instruction in riding and in care for a mare and her new foal. She simply lacked confidence and knowledge, which resulted in a nervous and unhappy horse. The horse had made a judgment call and simply decided that Susan was not fit to ride her. A little bit of communication with our animals can go a long ways towards bringing peace to the ranch and or home.

Back to the shameless self promotion.

Animal Communicator – Pet Psychic

Charles Peden

Discover what many other already have … that communication with our animal companions at a near conversational level is possible through telepathy.

Phone and in person consultations available:

For bookings and rates (sliding fee scale available just ask)

Call: 925-360-7469

Web: www.charlespeden.com

An animal communication session may assist in:

  • Re-enforcing Good Behaviors
  • Understanding “Odd” Habits
  • Resolving Relationship Issues
  • Help with Difficult Questions
  • Requesting a Favorite Memory
  • Locating Missing or Lost Animals
  • Obtaining Closure with Past Animals
  • Mental and Physical Health Concerns
  • Simply Checking in with Your Animals
  • Bringing a New Animal into Your Home

Past and Present Clients Include:

  • Benicia/Vallejo Humane Society,
  • Vero Beach/Indian River County Humane Society, FL
  • ReHorse Rescue Ranch – Jamestown, CA
  • Jack London Square – Oakland, CA
  • Doggone Detectives, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
  • Eastbay SPCA, Oakland, CA
  • Wag Hotels, San Francisco, CA
  • Macy’s Fine Department Stores, Walnut Creek, CA

Peden has become a popular attraction at fundraisers like the upcoming Vallejo event,” Benicia/Vallejo Humane Society Executive Director Peter Wilson said. “Last year he agreed to stay past the end of the event because the line to see him was so long,” Wilson said. “And the response was similar the previous year.”

Quote from the Vallejo Times Herald Newspaper from an article dated 4/09/2010

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Deepwater Horizon oil rig on fire

Burning oil rig

Recently I was asked to help put some perspective on what has been taking place in the Gulf of Mexico. From what I understand, this is (among other things) an opportunity for us to harness the frustration and anger being directed at the businesses involved. When harnessed properly, this energy can then be utilized in bringing about a change in the way that we as a people view our dependance upon fossil fuels and the risks that we will take to support our habit.

We are like drug addicts willing to sell their own mother for another fix. We are so fearful of becoming dependent upon foreign oil, that we are willing to risk damaging our own environment by taking to waters that are deeper and more difficult to work in, where our technology is outpaced by our desire for oil. If we had the technology in place to drill “safely” I suppose that’s one thing, but to drill when you cannot contain a blowout or similar problem is bordering on criminal.

The only way that I can see those responsible for this disaster truly making amends is if they honor their own clever marketing campaign by actually moving beyond petroleum, not later, now. As in, taking their vast revenues and ceasing all explorations for future oil reserves and depleting the wells they have already tapped and using all future profits from them in researching, developing, producing and marketing “clean” and renewable energy sources.

This could happen, if enough people push for it, including share holders, and others with a vested interest in these corporations. But, why would the company want to move away from oil when it is so profitable to continue drilling? The answer is to make it far more profitable to move away from the fossil fuels and too costly to continue drilling.

If the process by which to obtain a drilling permit was far more difficult and thorough, it is conceivable that our current crisis could have been averted. By the company’s own admission, they did not have the tools required to do the job when the rig collapsed and began spewing oil from under the sea.

It is much like having a fire in the kitchen and not having a fire extinguisher. You go to the store (with the kitchen on fire) and discover that they do not even have a fire extinguisher that will do the job. So, (with the kitchen nearly burned down) you start making stuff up on the spot and hope that something works before the kitchen is no longer standing.

The Gulf of Mexico will recover in time and so will those affected by this, at least those who live through it – a lot of marine life is being killed that we cannot see. The true impact that this incident has brought upon the earth is yet to be realized and while it will get “worse” before it gets better, it will eventually be behind us and hopefully we will be the wiser for it. With far greater penalties in place for incidents where there is spillage and strict safety regulations that are actually followed and not ignored.

While a healthy dose of anger being leveled at BP makes some sense, let us remember that if we were not content to continue using oil to fuel our vehicles etc., that they would be forced to move on to other fuels. We as a people, need to wean ourselves, by demanding alternative fuels, refusing to allow the continued exploitation of our “oil fields” located in environmentally sensitive places and by holding our politicians accountable.

Speaking of politicians, it truly is sad that the current president has benefited from campaign contributions from big oil. The corruption and cronyism that is/was rampant in the agency responsible for policing and regulating drilling by big oil is a complete travesty and needs to be completely overhauled. The judge that struck down the six month moratorium on deep water offshore oil drilling, had investments in big oil.

One of the most upsetting developments is the government acting as a private security force for BP. I watched a video of an individual who was filming across the street from BP’s Deepwater Horizon incident command center. While on private property (not BP’s) and across a busy street from BP’s building, an officer approached the gentleman and attempted to scare him off. He “strongly advised” that the individual stop filming. When questioned as to why, the officer replied that BP did not like being filmed.

Last week, Drew Wheelan, the conservation coordinator for the American Birding Association, was filming himself across the street from the BP building/Deepwater Horizon response command in Houma, Louisiana. As he explained to me, he was standing in a field that did not belong to the oil company when a police officer approached him and asked him for ID and “strongly suggest[ed]” that he get lost since “BP doesn’t want people filming”:

Here’s the key exchange:

Wheelan: “Am I violating any laws or anything like that?”

Officer: “Um…not particularly. BP doesn’t want people filming.”

Wheelan: “Well, I’m not on their property so BP doesn’t have anything to say about what I do right now.”

Officer: “Let me explain: BP doesn’t want any filming. So all I can really do is strongly suggest that you not film anything right now. If that makes any sense.”

Not really! Shortly thereafter, Wheelan got in his car and drove away but was soon was pulled over.

It was the same cop, but this time he had company: Kenneth Thomas, whose badge, Wheelan told me, read “Chief BP Security.” The cop stood by as Thomas interrogated Wheelan for 20 minutes, asking him who he worked with, who he answered to, what he was doing, why he was down here in Louisiana. He phoned Wheelan’s information in to someone. Wheelan says Thomas confiscated his Audubon volunteer badge (he’d recently attended an official Audubon/BP bird-helper volunteer training) and then wouldn’t give it back, which sounds like something only a bully in a bad movie would do. Eventually, Thomas let Wheelan go.

“Then two unmarked security cars followed me,” Wheelan told me. “Maybe I’m paranoid, but I was specifically trying to figure out if they were following me, and every time I pulled over, they pulled over.” This went on for 20 miles. Which does little to mitigate my own developing paranoia about reporting from what can feel like a corporate-police state.

This folks, is almost scarier than the oil spill (gusher) itself. I believe that this little incident illustrates the entire problem. Our government is in bed with big business and when that happens it is safe to say our democratic society has been compromised and is under heavy attack by greed.

Here is the story:

http://www.blacklistednews.com/?news_id=9387

PS

Sending out feelings of hatred to Tony Hayward, President Obama and others involved in this debacle will not help. Instead we should be sending our supportive and constructive thoughts and energy to those involved with this disaster.

While providing a recent reading it dawned on me that having the assistance of a psychic medium when conducting genealogical research could be very useful.  Allow me to illustrate.

A few years ago I was asked to connect a person with a long lost family member. The only information I was provided was a request to speak with a Native American as she had heard from another family member that “there was Indian blood in her family.”

Very quickly I established a connection with a gentleman who told me that he was the one we were looking for. He told me that he was Osage and that he had met her ancestor in the late 1700s. He himself was part French and had been unwelcome in his tribe “being a half-breed” and so he had left the tribe and became a traveling “medicine man.” He had partnered up with a Frenchman and they traversed the country selling their potions and elixirs from town to town. It was during one of these travels that he met this woman’s relative and he confessed to not knowing that he had made her pregnant. He also told me that he had been with the woman when she was only 16!

It was following the revelation that the girl was only 16 when she became pregnant that really confirmed the individual was who he claimed to be – and that I had a solid connection with him. The only detail that my client was fully aware of, was that her relative was 16 at the time she became pregnant by the Native American and that he had not been around for the child.

What a great connection … they communicated a bit more and than the reading was done. Recently I solved another family mystery. A woman who I had read for several times had requested a fourth reading. Over the course of the past few years she had asked me to connect her with one of her guides, or anyone else in spirit who had a message for her. Each time I gave her a reading, I saw the same individual coming through. He had sandy blonde hair with red highlights, and among other things always was dressed in a plaid shirt. He was fit with a muscular build and and handsome features. She had no idea who he was. He would tell her that he was related to her, but that she did not know him.

During this most recent connection with the “mystery man” the woman who I was reading for, made an ultimatum. She said that unless he revealed his relationship to her, that she would ignore him and have nothing to do with him. He pleaded that it was best if she just accepted his terms and she stood her ground. He then revealed his true identity and relationship to her. He was her real grandfather, her grandmother had an affair, became pregnant and passed off the resulting child as being one of her husbands. Now it became very clear why he had such an interest in her welfare and why he was being so secretive as to his identity. The story he told was quite scandalous, yet fit as the woman remembered that her grandparents relationship had been difficult and fairly loveless, not hard to imagine her grandmother seeking comfort in the arms of another man and then hiding the true identity of the child’ father.

Once I had one of my own relatives come through and apologize for the behavior of another family member. It was not until I reviewed a copy of my family tree that I saw the name of the person who had come through to me. She gave me her name and said that she was to blame in part for the way that one of the men in our family had treated his own family. She gave me the name of the kid she was referring to, which I recognized as being a relative of mine, however I did not recognize her name. It turned out that she was the mother of the family member she was apologizing for, no wonder she felt partly responsible.

All of this has led me to believe that when used properly, a good psychic medium can become an invaluable resource when researching ones family tree. When you really think about it, it’s incredible … the ability to connect with long lost relatives, discover true causes of death, unravel family mysteries and unearth “skeletons” in the closet. I can imagine that this would be useful for those who are adopted and for those who have lost all family records.  It is of course important to note that in some cases it may not be a good idea to connect with “long lost” relatives, though I believe in the majority of cases, it would be wonderful to be able to make such connections.

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Recently I was invited by Macy’s department stores to provide my services as a psychic medium at a special function of theirs. Macy’s was hosting an in-store after hours special spa event with makeovers, perfume and a little something extra for the mind, body and soul … a psychic reading. Customers who spent a certain minimum were offered the opportunity to get in line for a quick five to seven minute reading with me.

Many of those who came to see me had never been to a psychic before and had no idea what the procedure was. One of the most common questions I fielded was “what do you see around me?” Now, I could have tried to “simply see what is around them” but, that can take some time … and unless a particular spirit is jumping up and down to get my attention, they typically do not just simply have something around them. Trust me, if there is a message for you from spirit, I will do my best to relay it to you and they will do their best to get my attention.

When you come to see a psychic, usually (if the person has sought me out) they have a specific intent, mission … piece of information that they are attempting to connect with. There are many reasons for visiting a psychic such as:

  • A death in the family – looking for closure.
  • A desire to communicate with ones animals, past or present.
  • Seeking information concerning their life path and or career.
  • Looking for answers in respect to a relationship.
  • Seeking clarity and understanding associated with their own “psychic” experiences.
  • Looking for additional confirmation regarding events in your life.
  • A desire to review your past lives.
  • To remove or understand an unknown entity/ghost from your home or place of business.
  • An opportunity to connect with plant life and more …
  • Questions concerning an unsolved crime or missing person.
  • Locating a missing animal such as a dog or cat.
  • Garnering additional information so as to make a better informed decision regarding business.
  • Developing your own intuitive/psychic abilities.
  • Simply because it can be fun.
  • A desire to connect with ascended masters and or famous people from the past.
  • Locating missing objects such as a cellphone, keys, stolen car etc.
  • To gain a better understanding of matters related to health and well being.
  • For a better understanding of the universe and how we are all connected.
  • To reconnect with a long lost loved one, living or past.

Occasionally people will ask questions of psychics that if the psychic is ethical and any good at what they do – they will either ignore, redirect or avoid these types of questions:

  • What are the winning lottery numbers?
  • Any other type of gambling or betting related question, such as who will win the game?
  • Frequently when faced with major decisions such as purchasing/selling a home or stocks, the psychic may be only able to offer additional insights and not answer the question directly for you.
  • To seek out information concerning a person that they are not connected to such as a fan wishing to obtain information on a celebrity whom they are obsessed with … yes it’s happened.
  • Desiring to “make/force” someone to love you or do something else that is not in their nature and of their own free will.
  • Placing “spells or curses” on anyone or making and marketing “potions and or magic candles.” Nothing good can come from these things.
  • When will I or someone else die? Please don’t ask, trust me … you do not want to know, nor should you.

Questions that are difficult to work with, but do not fall into the above categories would be as follows:

  • What do you see around me?
  • When and will I meet the man/woman of my dreams?
  • Am I going to be a success?

As I am asked the above three questions with great frequency I will address each one individually.

The “What do you see around me?” question is simply not needed. If there is a spirit who wishes to relay a message to you, it will happen.

“When will I meet the man/woman of my dreams/” is one that is a bit trickier. If I were to tell you the time, date and location where you are going to meet them as well as what they look like etc., I would be shortchanging the natural process. Say you show up at the location on the date and time I mention and you spot the individual I have told you about, your expectations, nerves and such would most likely cause you to blow it. It is important that connecting with someone take place organically. When you are looking for a new relationship the first thing to ask yourself, is would you date yourself? Is there something about you that needs to be worked on such as your attitude, your expectations, or??? Potential mates are turned off by insecurity, depression, unhappiness, poor health and are attracted to confidence,  vitality, happiness and a zest for life. When looking to start a new relationship, ask yourself … are you happy with yourself? If not … work on your shortcomings so that you are happy with yourself and you will find that attracting a mate is much easier.

It is key that when thinking about the type of person that you wish to connect with that you use positive affirmations as opposed to negative ones. Do not ask the universe to send someone who does not physically abuse you as by emphasizing the abuse, you will drawn it towards you … like attracts like. When thinking of your ideal mate, say such things as they are compassionate, respectful, loving, tender and caring. Emphasize the qualities that you are attracted to and avoid mentioning the traits that you wish to avoid.

The “Am I going to be a success?” question is tricky too. I had an associate of mine who asked me if their business was going to be a success this year. Now I could tell them that “yes, it will do very well” to which they may respond to by not making an effort and expecting business to grow on it’s own. The converse is that if I tell you that the business will not do well, you will not make an effort since you believe that nothing that you do will make a difference. The correct way to ask this question is to say, “What can I do to ensure that this year is a successful one for my business. That is a question that I can work with.

Now, back to the whole thing about how asking a psychic a question is like searching for information via Google. When you do a Google search, your query is typically taken very literally and as the saying goes with computers, “garbage in garbage out.” meaning that your results are only as good as your query. If you seek information concerning specific areas of your life, it is easier if you gentle nudge me in that direction and then allow me to bring forward details confirming a connection with the information that you seek.

For example: If you wish to ask about your career, do not say “I work at company X and I want to know if I should take the transfer to city X?” By revealing the company you work at and the location that you may be transferring to, you have taken some of the tools out of my psychic tool chest. In order to answer your question and know that I am getting the right information it is helpful if I describe to you what it is that you do for a living and the location that the company is considering moving you to. So it works far better if you ask the question in this format: “I am curious as to if I should take the transfer that my job is offering me?” I will then describe your work to you as well as the location they are considering moving you to. By doing this, you know that I am tapping into the right information.

When asking to connect with animal or human loved ones in spirit, please remember that anyone you are connected to is fair game. Frequently the answers to your questions will come through when looking to connect with those you wish to query. For example: Recently while being interviewed for a news article the reporter asked me to connect with one of her animals that is still living with her. Instead I saw an animal that she was connected to, but had not asked about. As soon as I began to describe what I saw, she told me that it was not who she was looking to connect with. I then asked her if this was the first animal that she had as a child when she was between 6-7 and she immediately confirmed it. I then told her that all of her animals from childhood to present were going to connect with her before we would be able to connect with her current animal. Fifteen minutes later we had connected with five animals from her past to present. Once while being asked to connect with someone’s father in spirit, I made contact and began to describe who I saw, the features I described at first matched with their father, however the other details coming through did not. I then asked who the second person I was seeing was and the person I was doing the reading for said that it was their fathers brother. I then asked what their question for their father was and they said that they had wanted to ask if their father had met up with his brother on the other side. Obviously the answer was yes, as they were coming through simultaneously.

Bottom line is this:

  1. Psychics are not here to decide things for you, but to simply provide additional information and insights into your problems.
  2. We all have our own psychic abilities that we can tap into … frequently people visit a psychic to simply hear an additional confirmation of something that they already know.
  3. We are not here to make people do something that they normally would not do, such as “casting” love spells and the like.
  4. We are not all knowing and all seeing … we are people too, just like you.
  5. When we see a calamity or issue in the future … remember that you exercise free will and in many cases you have the ability to change the outcome.
  6. The future is not written in stone.
  7. It is possible that we may not be able to assist with some some of your concerns … after all when taking a test at school, do you get to use the teachers edition in order to steal the answers? Sometimes you simply have to “bite the bullet” and figure things out for yourself.
  8. There is no such thing as cursed money that needs to be cleansed … “magic” potions, get rich quick schemes, lottery numbers and gambling advice have no business mixing with a genuine and ethical psychic.
  9. If someone claims to talk to animals, they really do not need a photo to connect, as if they are communicating with an animal, that animal can describe what they look like to the psychic telepathically.
  10. Use common sense and good judgment. Beware of “free” readings where they tell you that you have an issue that is only going to be resolved through your bank account being utilized.
  11. Just like any other profession out there, there are frauds and con artist in the psychic profession, if something does not feel right, trust your instincts and avoid the person.

A general observation:

It seems to me that those who seek out “psychic abilities – powers” are not always in it for the right reasons. In my experience these abilities are not right for everyone, some may try and abuse them while others simply cannot handle the fact that once the abilities are developed that their own life is not always their own. Spirits can stop by unannounced, whenever they feel like it, both friendly ones and (if you have not protected yourself) not so friendly spirits. If you get into this type of work simply to make money and become famous, you are doing it for the wrong reasons and will eventually fail. Many of the best psychics out there came into their abilities later in life after they had already spent some time living a “normal” life. This seems to make them more grounded and respectful of their abilities as opposed to someone who desperately is trying to develop them for their own selfish reasons. Please note that I am not trying to dissuade people from developing their abilities and utilizing them, I am simply making a casual observation.

I was successful in life in many ways before reconnecting with my psychic abilities that I had suppressed as a child. As a family man with two wonderful daughters and a loving wife who had built our own business “By the Bay Treasures” (since sold off to another party) and having co-founded the “North American Sea Glass Association.” I was content and very happy with my life prior to reconnecting with my abilities. Frankly I would most likely still be running both the association and By the Bay Treasures were it not for my life suddenly changing in 2006 when the ghost of a young murder victim appeared to me and asked for help. Very soon after that I found that it was nearly impossible to run my business. I was conducting guided kayaking and beach combing tours and during these tours I would end up channeling loved ones and animals for my clients instead of focusing exclusively on sea glass. When I would answer the phone taking orders for drill bits and sea glass as well as booking tours, I would “see” things and occasionally would mention them to the potential customer. I recall the day that I decided that I had to sell my business and focus on my psychic abilities full time. A customer had called to order drill bits and during the call I saw a two year old girl that told me that she had been a still born and that she would come back to the women again and she would have another opportunity to give birth to her. As I described what I saw, the woman confirmed a female still born from two years prior and then the line went dead … I suppose that she was not ready to talk about it yet. This type of intrusion into my business became to common that I had no choice but to focus full time on my unique abilities as a psychic medium and animal communicator.

To learn more about Psychic Medium and Animal Communicator Charles Peden visit www.charlespeden.com or call 925-360-7469.

As one develops their abilities as a psychic medium, inevitability they will at some point be asked for their take on a missing persons case. Several times we (as psychic mediums) get involved in cases where family members of the missing have been guided to us in some fashion so that they may utilize another tool in their quest for answers as they search for their missing loved one/s.  What follows will be an account of a case that I became involved in, where I have changed the names of those involved, however the rest of the details are fairly accurate.

A few years ago I was contacted by a friend who had a friend of theirs who had a family member go missing. The missing was a young woman and was reported to have last been seen in the company of a known sexual predator.

While out clubbing in New York, she hooked up with this young man and took a drive with him, after which she was never seen again. After having been missing for a few weeks, I became involved through connecting with one of her relatives and filling him in on the information that I had coming through, which he then relayed to the authorities. I also spoke directly with the authorities and urged them to check out a few leads, which they then followed up on, to no avail. This was a very difficult case, and I think that perhaps I may have overlooked some of the clues, over analyzed a few and missed a couple.

One of the very first clues that I had was a large round form like a manhole cover or similar. At the time i was using Google to view photos from the air and was attempting to line up images that I “saw” and then connecting them with landmarks. I was asking for landmarks that could be viewed from the air and I shown a large round object. At one point I thought it might be the view from the bottom of a well, looking up, but that did not fit. Roof seemed to be a clue that came forward when I was thinking about the large round object, but nothing fit … except Penn Station. When I viewed the maps, one of the first things I felt was “full circle” but when I went full circle from her last known location in NYC to where she was last sighted, about an hour and a half away and then back to Manhattan, I was lost. I saw Penn Station and while drawn too it, I could not figure out why.

During my investigation another clue came in that was very strong, covered bridges. I began to think that perhaps she had been dumped off of a covered bridge, but that did not make sense, as I could not feel that. I went so far as to view pictures of just about every covered bridge in NY in an attempt to figure out why I was drawn to them. Another clue that came in very strongly was canals. But it felt as though it had more to do with historical canals rather than present day canals. One of the clues that probably drove me nuts more than any other was “Happy Days” the TV show and diner. I was impressed to find that their was a Happy Days Diner on the highway that I was sure she would be found near. But, when I sent the authorities in that direction, nothing came of it.

I also had the crossing of the Delaware coming in as a clue and that that this was a reference to the Revolutionary War and every time that I went in that direction I felt that I was close to something, but just missing it. The most dramatic clue I had come through was when my television set turned it’s self on and then it flipped through channels landing on channel “6”. When I said six, I was told that I was hitting on a detail that was correct.

I kept seeing large equipment like construction equipment and thought that perhaps a gravel quarry or construction site of some type where they were excavating was nearby. She was found not too far from a large open pit mine. Being out in the country and near a reservoir along with dragonfly’s and a marsh were shown to me repeatedly and I was never able to figure out the dragonfly clue. Tattoo came through as well and I thought that it was a dragonfly tattoo or tattoo parlor that we may have been looking for.

One clue that I shared with the authorities and which felt very solid to me was ATV or dirt bikes. I saw a trail for off-road riding and that she was near it. In an email that I shared with some friends, I shared the following:

“Here are the clues in order of their apperance and how they came to me. Thank you for any help you can provide. I should add that it is possible that some of these clues are related to other missing persons in the area, while my focus is on “name omitted”, other spirits of missing individuals may try and ride the “coat tails”of this investigation so that they too may be located. While working a missing persons case in Oregon nearly two years ago, I provided clues and the actual whereabouts of five missing persons while I was only looking for two.

My first contact with the case came prior to my hearing about her. A friend of my wife works with one of (the victims) cousins and he then called me. He is in the military and is stationed at Fort Lewis in the Seattle/Tacoma area of Washington state. When he contacted me I asked for her name only and no additional details. The first thing I told him was that she had gone missing in the company of a man whom the police had already identified and whom they considered a person of interest. He confirmed that was the case and then I asked if he would be able to provide confirmation of details about her as they came through, he said that he was not real close to her and gave me the number of another family member who was closer to her.

Later that day I connected with another one of her cousins who is a truck driver and whom lives in Chicago. He had just returned from New York and had been involved in some of the early searches for her. He also knew her father whom had died a year prior. The Family is from (omitted). Her father did not speak English and there was no mention of him in the papers. The cousin from Chicago asked me to connect with her father. I secured a connection with him and began bringing through details about him. I described his clothing, his physical appearance, how he died and what he did for a living. Once nearly convinced that I was speaking to him, the cousin asked me another question to ask her father, the question was related to a trip that he had made with her father and that’s when the answers stopped making sense. I had a feeling that the father felt that he had already proved that it was him coming through and now he wanted to stop beating around the bush and start bringing forward details regarding her whereabouts.

Sadly there was a touch of a language barrier with the cousin I was speaking with and the phone reception was spotty. He asked what it was that he and her father had done together on his last trip to visit them. I was then shown a motorcycle, similar to a dirtbike, like motocross. He said no, they did not ride bikes, I asked if she had a motorcycle, he said no. No one coulod figure out why I was seeing a motorbike. Then I saw fishing … I described them fishing and he said yes, they had gone out on a boat and gone deep sea fishing or something like that in the Gulf. The problem was that I saw a different type of fishing, what looked like a river and people in waders fly fishing, he said that did not ring a bell.

Then I saw a dragonfly, I described it and he said that meant nothing to him, I then asked about a butterfly, perhaps a tattoo on her shoulder or ankle, I then saw that it was a dragonfly and not a butterfly and asked if he was positive that she did not have a dragonfly tattoo, he said that she had no tattoos.It simply did not make sense since I saw it so strongly.  Nothing new came through during the rest of the reading and so I called it quits for the time being.

That evening I had my TV turn it’s self on after we had finished watching a show and had turned it off. After turning it off and walking out of the room, I heard it turn back on. The remotes were in such a position that they would not have been able to work and the TV turned on and then went off of cable and the channel changed to a white noise/snow channel which happened to be number 6. I walked up to the TV and turned it off, I felt a very strong presence and as quickly as I turned it off, the TV turned it’s self right back on and back to channel 6. I then realized that someone wanted to send me a message and so I sat down to speak with the spirit. After about five minutes it dawned on me that I already had the message, the number 6. At this point I had not yet looked at any maps of the area and was not familiar with the region.

The next day I pulled up some maps of the area and to my surprise I found that route 6 runs right through the area that she went missing, not only that, but there was a tattoo shop right on route 6 and not too far away from where there was a place that looked as though motorbikes may be jumped etc., like an old field that had been used as a track. I called the police and the cousin and relayed the info to them. They later told me that they checked out the leads and that nothing had come of it.

At this point I began to spend about an hour or three a day in looking at maps of the area trying to piece together the clues and make sense of what happened to her. In what I believe was one of my conversations with her, she seemed to be very ashamed and did not seem to want to be found. Her family kept telling the press what a good girl she was and how the only way she would have left the club that night with a stranger, was if she had been drugged. I got the sense that if they found her body and ran a tox screen on it that they would not find drugs in her system and so that would hurt her family. I have felt that she has not wanted to cooperate very much in finding her body due to the condition it was left in and due to her family’s convictions that she was a “good” girl and would never do such things.

Around this same time, I had a visit from Harvey Milk and when he dropped by, he used music and the music videos that go along with the songs to communicate a message to me. I then asked for a similar clue to her whereabouts. I started picking up on Wheezers song about Happy Days. And earlier that same day I had a reading where I had something odd come through durning a reading after I briefly mentioned the case that I was working on. I saw a Chevy Camero that was tricked out hot rod style. The passenger window had a tray or something attached to it that was sticking outside of the car. I kept thinking that it was a camera mount for film passengers in a moving vehicle, but that did not fit. I finally dismissed it and finished the reading, later that day the song about the Happy Days diner came into my head and I looked it up on Youtube, I was not familiar with Happy Days or the song and while watching the video I was hit with wave upon wave of energy and found myself weeping very heavily. I thought that it was perhaps something in the video and I wrote down every word in background, I also checked the lyrics and though they seemed somewhat appropriate, they were not a clue. Then it dawned on me that the clue was the diner it’s self.

I found out that the diner was fictional and set in another state no where near New York. I then on a hunch googled the diner along with New York, turns out that there is a Happy Days diner in New York, on route 6! I pulled up their web site and found pictures of cars, hot rods and one of them was a Chevy Camero that looke just like the one I saw during the reading earlier in the day and of course they had food trays that rested on the window of the car.

The next video clue was Like a Virgin by Madonna. I could not make sense of the lyrics, they made no sense, but the video is filmed in the canals of Venice. Covered bridges also came through as being somewhat significant, or at least the view from inside of one of them, I thought that it was the crisscross wooden framework that seemed to be a visual clue, more so then the bridge it’s self. I also began to pick up on full circle or at least a circle shape. I thought that perhaps it was possible that she was in an old culvert, perhaps a storm drain or something. The image of looking up from the bottom of a storm drain and seeing a small circle of light gave me the chills and I kept feeling like there was a drop, like she was dropped into such a structure. Perhaps an old mine shaft, or something of that nature.

The dragonfly seems to me to be one of the best clues along with the motorbike, a watershed of some sort, and full circle. The canal clue along with 6 and the diner are very strong clues. I have often felt that there is a connection to a historical location that is tied to the Revolutionary War, and plankroad seems to get my attention as does a crossing of some kind.

I think that she may be found in near or in an old canal that may be dry at the moment. I think that she may wash out with the spring thaw and April showers. She is in a historical location and perhaps near a construction site.

Once I locate my notes I will go over them and add in any additional details that I may have brought forward while looking into her case.

More later …. off to work for now.

-Charles”

In a batch of notes that I kept regarding my investigation I found a piece of paper with the following written on it:

Dragonfly, Tattoo, Butterfly, Ankle, Dirtbike, Motorcycle, motocross, trail, track, circle, middle, the number 6, bridges (covered), near water, lake, pond, buried, in soil, outside, forest, Kings, Historical, connection to revolutionary war, Middletown, military in close proximity, NJ subway entrance, mines, powerlines, ballfields, medical center.

I have additional notes somewhere regarding this case and when they are located … I am sure that more will come together. For now though let’s take a look at the hits.

Hits: (Can be supported through an email and additional notes made prior to her body being located.)

I saw her body in a shallow grave at best, in a field where a reservoir and or lake and marsh was nearby.

I saw ATV trails, places for off road riding, she was found by ATV riders in an open field.

I saw a large open pit/mine/construction and large equipment, found near where her body was located.

The covered bridges … Pennsylvania has more than any other State in the nation and also had the nations first covered bridge,  she was found in Pennsylvania.

Time line … I saw her body being found in April, she was found in April.

Happy Days came through as a strong clue for awhile … the musical version of Happy Days toured through PA while I was investigating and there is a Happy Days diner off of Highway 6 in New York.

The number 6 came through many times and I was told it was the highway that she was off of, sure enough … her body was found right off of highway 6.

Historical references to canals came through several times while I was investigating the case, the town near where she was found is named for the former president of the Delaware Hudson Canal Company.

Several times I saw George Washington crossing the Delaware as a clue and mistook it for simply being a clue to the war, in fact she was transported across the Delaware river prior to having her body dumped.

Olyphant used to be known as the Queen city when King Charles had to settle a land dispute there … Kings kept coming through as a reference.

Full circle was a difficult to understand clue, it seemed to me to represent the possibility that her body was taken back to where she had been picked up from. When I got back to that area on the maps, (Manhattan) what jumped out at me was Penn Station, since from the air it looked like a huge circle or man hole cover (which) I thought I might be seeing. I also looked at cooling towers and waste treatment facilities since they had a similar appearance. looking back on it, Penn Station was the clue as she was trying to let me know that she was in Pennsylvania.

I had several misses, but when I look at the hits and the near hits … I can see that some of the information I should have taken literally. When shown a man crossing the Delaware, perhaps I should cross the Delaware too in my search for the individual instead of getting caught up in what the crossing of the Delaware represented in the battle for our nations independence.

Looking back on my work with the case, I wish that I had it to do over as I now see where I let the investigation get away from me. Now with a bit more experience and knowledge, I look forward to the next time I am asked to assist in an investigation of this nature.

There seems to be a lot of confusion over the definitions applied to ghosts and spirits. Many times people may use the two terms interchangeably when in fact the two though similar are quiet different.

We are all spirits inside our physical bodies. Think: Car=body & driver = spirit.

The spirits of those who have passed, (died) have two choices upon their death.

The first choice is to “cross over” that involves stepping into a “tunnel” of white light and then being “whisked away” to another dimension – the other side, heaven, summerland … there are many names for it, but I will simply refer to it as “the other side” and then going through a life review.

The second option involves ignoring the white tunnel of light and instead remaining on earth, however unable to move between the two worlds and able to keep a close eye on things connected with your last life on earth. By making the choice to stay (for the time being) you have essentially become a ghost. While as a ghost you have the same body as a full fledged spirit from the other side, however you are vibrating at a lower frequency and are not able to move freely between the planes of existence.

Let’s discuss what happens when you elect to cross over. I must inform you that it is not a world like ours, and therefore it is difficult at best to describe it, in fact I will not bother to describe it, except to say that it seems to be a nice enough place and very similar in many respects to our world, yet vastly different. Spirits who come down from the other side tend to be relatively tightlipped regarding actual details of that dimension and so I will focus more on the difference between ghosts and spirits. I do know however that all of us must go through a “life review.” This life review allows us to see how our actions and thoughts have affected those around us and even the world at large. It is more of a learning experience rather than one where you are being judged and condemned for anything that you did to others that was harmful or hurtful in anyway. Regardless of what the other side is like, we all go through a process called a life review. This is not a judgment rather an opportunity to learn from our most recent incarnation and to appreciate how our thoughts, words and actions affected not only ourselves, but those around us. If you hurt someone physically, you too will feel what it felt like to be harmed by you and how it made them feel emotionally and physically.

After going through the life review, it is my understanding that you are then freed up to explore yourself and the other side. One of the greatest things that is revealed to you, is the history of your past lives. Once you begin to view your life as the sum of your lifetimes versus the results of a single lifetime, frequently you lose some of the interest in the intimate details associated with your most recent life and will begin to be far less attached to the way that things play out after leaving earth from your most recent incarnation into a physical form. This little detail seems to be what keeps some very well informed and “aware” spirits from moving on and staying earthbound as “ghosts” even though they “get it”.

Just as in life, so too in death there are those who understand what is going on better than others, just take a look around you. There are people who are great at “playing” the game of life, they are full of energy, tend to be a pleasure to be around and tend to be successful with good jobs and a great family life. On the other end of the spectrum, there are those who cannot seem to get it together. They tend to be the ones who end up homeless, wandering around aimlessly, no real purpose or understanding of how life works here. The same can be said for spirits once they cross, there are those who “get it” and those who do not. Let us discuss those who do not “get it” for a moment.

When someone dies, they tend to feel as though they still have a physical body. Many times there is confusion associated with a tragic and sudden passing such as a car crash. One moment you are fine and the next moment you are standing outside of the vehicle that just wrecked and even though you feel “fine” you can see your body laying there … broken, perhaps mangled. This tends to result in the person who just died, going into shock for a moment as they come to grips with what just happened. In some cases this is all it takes to become a ghost, they may refuse to accept that they are dead and avoid crossing with the hopes that it is all just a bad dream, a nightmare that they will soon wake from. This happens sometimes to people who die in their sleep, where they refuse to accept it. I had one where a lady who had passed at the age of 78 in her sleep, did not believe she was dead, she told me that she watched her funeral, but that it could not possibly have been real because she saw her body in the casket and being lowered in the ground, but was not in the casket herself … so therefore it had to be a nightmare that she could not wake from.

When there is unfinished business that needs to be resolved, it is not uncommon for a spirit to stay as a ghost, until the issue is resolved as many of them realize that they will not care as much once they cross. Ghosts have a bad rap since most of the cases we hear about are the angry ones … “content” (if there is such a thing) ghosts tend to make less of a fuss and tend to not get noticed as much. Angry spirits who have not crossed, such as the ghost of a serial killer who took his own life as the police were closing in on him would be a good example of the type of ghost that Hollywood has latched onto in so many horror movies. The dangers associated with interacting with such a ghost are genuine, though typically not nearly as freaky as shown on the silver screen.

An angry ghost may try and use a living persons body to act out, such as in a “possession”. This is fairly rare since you must allow the ghost to merge with you in order for this to take place. If you do not want to merge, it is fairly easy to resist, however … some enjoy the adrenaline rush and chaos that erupts when they become “possessed” and the host may actually get a “kick” channeling the spirit of the angry ghost.

In my experience often times those who report seeing a ghost are in fact reporting on the appearance of someone who is connected to them. Making yourself visible, or a full manifestation is not an easy thing to do and requires great effort on the part of the ghost. Frequently ghosts will connect with us without bothering to become visible to the naked eye, instead you may feel a coldness, an uncomfortable/unsettled feeling and or other sensations such as unusual smells and odd pains or shortness of breath, often associated with the ghosts manner of passing.

When called in to assist with a “haunted” location the first thing I do is to see if I can establish a dialogue with the ghost and or spirits connected to either the person or location that I am looking into. Ghosts can and do travel, they can be connected to the land or a building, but even then they are capable of traveling anywhere that they choose to go. In order to cross one of them over, I will try and find out what it is that is keeping them from moving on and if possible I will assist them in taking care of any unfinished business and if at the very least will give them someone to talk to. Once the “issue” has been resolved, (if possible) then I will call upon their family members who are on the other side to come and assist me with moving the “ghost” on to the other side.

Spirits on the other side can travel anywhere they please to including into the ghostly ream as well as anywhere in the universe while ghosts are earthbound. Spirits are at a much higher frequency than ghosts. Imagine if you will that in order to cross to the other side you must pass through a mesh screen. While holding onto your earthbound “baggage/issues” you are not able to pass through the fine mesh screen, however those who have dropped/processed their baggage are able to cross though with ease, both “up” to the other side and back “down” to this side.

Some ghosts are proud of their status as a ghost and may relish their position. Many I have spoken to who reside at historical inns, restaurants and the like … consider themselves to be good for the business as many may visit simply in hopes of catching a glimpse of the ghost purported to be on the property. Other ghosts stay behind on battlefields as ambassadors/caretakers of the land and in order to ensure that we never forget the events connected to such places so that we may not repeat them. Ghosts who are associated with locations popular for committing suicide (such as the golden gate bridge and the empire state building) may stay behind in order to attempt to scare people off from following in their footsteps.

Sadly the church especially the Catholic one has helped to “create” a great number of ghosts. When you are told all your life that once you pass you will be judged by St. Peter and either sent to heaven or to hell for all of eternity, you may choose to skip the life review/visit with St. Peter and simply stay where you are, in essence creating your own little “hell” and staying earthbound as a ghost.

If you feel that you may have a ghost or spirit hanging around your home or place of business and would like some answers, visit www.charlespeden.com.

Recently while sharing a snippet of a recent communication with a dog on Facebook, someone commented that they could understand how an animal may be able to relay information such as fresh paint, but they were having difficulty understanding how an animal could relay a message that included something such as the name of a street, town etc. After answering the question to some extent, I realized that I should share my response (in greater detail) and with more than just those who I know on Facebook.

Essentially everything that the spirit of someone’s loved one on the other side is capable of doing regarding communication on a telepathic level is possible with living animals. Just as no two of us are the same in our communication skills and abilities, the same is true of spirits of humans and animals as well as living animals. I would also like to add that to me, all spirits are alive and referring to someone as dead is kind of silly. It’s like I am chatting with you on your cell phone while driving and then you step outside of your vehicle, you are the same and you sound the same .. you are just not inside your vehicle anymore. When I connect with spirit or living animals, it’s the same. Frankly, most of the time when I connect with an animal I have to ask if they are passed or living as it is not always clear right away.

Not all animal communicators are the same and some may be a bit more restricted in what they receive as they may not have abilities at quite the same level as others or may have stronger abilities in other areas. I will speak for myself here and no one else, though many will share all of these abilities at some level. Just like anything else, the more we use our abilities, the stronger they become and the more efficient one is at utilizing them.

Animals too vary in their ability to communicate telepathically with us and frequently the more practice they have with us, the easier it may be to connect, should they feel so inclined. Now … on to the good stuff, how information comes in from telepathic communications with animals, both living and or deceased.

How I communicate with animals both living and passed.

The vast majority of the communications I have with animals are while chatting over the phone with their person. I have no prior information concerning the animal, often times I do not even know the species I will be connecting with … all I want is a name.

Rumpelstiltskin Crane 1886 Illustration

Rumpelstiltskin Crane 1886 Illustration

To me, names are like addresses and (perhaps Rumpelstiltskin was on to something) even though I frequently connect through intent alone and do not even need a name, a name gives me something tangible to use to connect with them. I do not ask for a photo and find that they hamper my abilities, a photo or description removes one of the strongest ways to confirm a connection with the animal, what they look like. I understand that many animal communicators will ask for a photo to connect, but … if you are truly communicating with that animal, you should be able to describe the animal back to the “owner” without any help.

After receiving the animals name I will telepathically request that the animal with the name I was given and who is connected to the person that I am speaking with to please connect with me and describe themselves to me. Many times the animal is already connecting with me, I may have seen them in the minutes leading up to the reading or even days prior or perhaps just a few seconds earlier as they will have been following our conversation and waiting for their cue. Remember that communication is a two way street and if you are discussing a issue that is sensitive to the animal, they may not want to talk. When an animal does not want to talk I can employ the “burning ears” technique” which is where we discuss the offending behavior (usually) and at some point the animal may feel that they have to “butt in” so that they may present their side of the story. After a connection is made, the issues can be brought out and put on the “table” so that both parties may air their grievances and a compromise or some other type of resolution can be obtained if not at least a basic understanding of what is going on.

When I ask for an animal to connect with me, I may see another animal than the one that you want to connect with. Just this morning while doing a reading I was asked to connect with an animal named Kelley, (not her real name) and in the process of connecting with her a different animal came through. The first thing I “saw” in my minds eye, was a larger black dog with a bit of a thicker coat. As I described the animal to the person I was doing the reading for, they said that I did not have Kelley. After a few seconds, and after completing the description of the animal, the person told me that was a dog from her childhood. This dog felt that it was important to remind the woman that he was still a part of her life and that even though he had passed physically, that he was still there in spirit.

I asked the person what the dogs name from her childhood so that I could verify that this indeed was the dog coming through and immediately it was confirmed by him. After chatting with “Ralph” for a few minutes, I went back to connecting with Kelley. This time I “saw” Kelley coming through as the dog that I described next was indeed her. The vast majority of the conversation was in images as well as emotions. At a few points I teared up as touching details were brought through and memories were divulged. Kelley had to be put to sleep and the “owner” had been torn up about it, she wanted to know that she had done the right thing and at the right time. At one point during the “conversation” I simply heard the name of a dog breed and asked why it was that I was hearing the name of this breed, which I knew looked nothing like the dog I was chatting with and the woman confirmed that she had recently added two of that breed to her household shortly after the passing of Kelley. Kelley even went so far as to describe the color of the bedspread on her bed and to inform her that she now hung out on her pillow from time to time, in spirit.

When communicating with animals, they are able to relay information through physical sensations and feelings, such as feeling a broken neck, (yes I will feel like my neck was broken) or if they had been scared, feeling the adrenaline flowing through their body. Animals can also use taste and smell as information, I can actually taste what dog food etc., tastes like to them and in some cases this can be a bad thing for me. I now know what a live mouse tastes like compared to one that has been frozen and then thawed in a microwave, trust me the live mouse is delicious in comparison, according to the barn owl I was speaking with.

Emotions are used in pretty much every animal communication session … I will feel intense love, anger, fear etc., depending upon what the animal is relaying to me. When I tear up during a session, it is not my emotions. I will tell you that honestly I have had several animals pass that I was close to and with the exception of the first one, I have never shed a tear about their passing. I also had a friend who passed recently and I am yet to shed a tear at her passing … nor do I expect to as I communicate with her regularly and see the big picture, so when I tear up during readings it is invariably the emotions of the one I am channeling or communicating with as opposed to my own emotions.

Dog and Cat

Animals are able to live vicariously through us and as such they have a wealth of information about us, what we do for a living … what we think about when we are bored, our dirty little secrets … and our hopes, dreams and ambitions. Animals are often aware of such details as their home address, the proper spelling of their name, names of nearby towns, cities and streets as well as parks of course. Most of the time they will simply show me pictures, but sometimes I will simply “hear” the words or even “see” them spelled out in an image. Recently I had a dog that told me that he was off of a street named Paint. When I connected with the dog (who was missing) he showed me who was with him when he went missing and he described the physical surroundings such as the road, the surface not be paved, a long fence line, out in the country etc., then when I asked him where he was now, he sent the smell of fresh paint to me. I tried to figure out what had been painted recently and in what color, but was not able to get that information from him. Once again I was shown the smell of fresh paint again, it then dawned on me that this was not a reference to actual paint, but to something else. Later while looking at a map of the area he went missing in, I was pleasantly surprised to see that less than a mile away from where he went missing there was a road by the name of Paint! Sometimes the information is a clue and not to be taken literally.

With animals that are no longer physically present, there is one means of communication left and that is direct channeling/merging. Imagine if you will that your spirit is like the driver of a car and that the body is like your car. Just as you can scoot out of the drivers seat and allow someone else to drive your car, in some cases spirits of those who have passed will merge with me so that I may channel them directly. When this happens I will frequently take on their physical traits and will move like them, act like them and even sound like them. I do not permit this to take place very often, most recently it happened during a group reading where all of a sudden I began to shake as if I had Parkinson’s, the father of the woman I was reading for at the moment had Parkinson’s and had chosen a dramatic way to make his presence known, trust me it worked very well.

Not too long ago I was watching a nature show on PBS and it occurred to me that I appreciated most animals but had a bit of a problem with snakes. Now I have never been bitten by a snake but sadly in my past I had an aversion to them that was very strong … to the point that I may have ended some snake lives prematurely. So … I was watching this show and they began discussing snakes and they showed footage of thousands of them coming out of hibernation. As I watched it I thought to myself, great … with my luck I am going to channel a snake, I have channeled other animals directly before, but not a snake.

Later that evening I was sitting on the couch with my wife when I noticed the spirit of an animal in our living room. It was very low to the ground and at first I thought that it might be a lizard or something similar as it appeared to have these tiny arms and legs. I could see the ethereal form of the spirit and it was about four feet in front of me, all of a sudden it ran straight towards me and entered my chest.

I slumped forward for a second as I transfered the controls to the snakes spirit and within seconds I noticed a change. I felt as though I had a snakes body, I still felt as though I had arms

Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake

and legs, but now they were at my sides and if I flexed one arm or the other I would move side to side. I also noticed that my movements were different … I wasn’t walking around, but simply turning my head felt different. The biggest change though was my vision, I could see both regular images as well as infrared images. When looking at my wife it was a bit odd to see her heat signature and when I looked at my rabbit, he began to look pretty tasty. Then I felt the weirdest/coolest sensation and that was opening my mouth and feeling as if fangs that had been folded up were dropping down and into place. I am not sure what type of snake he was, probably a rattlesnake, I never did remember to ask him. According to my wife I did the tongue flickering thing, I don’t even remember that. The end result was that after a few minutes he left and I found a new respect and admiration for snakes. One of the things he left me with was the fact that they are far more frightened of us than we should be of them and I had to agree with him. In addition I had to respect their their role in the circle of life and in controlling rodent populations.

Hopefully I did not freak any of you out to badly with the snake story … it really is incredible what is possible if we simply look past what we think we know and accept that there may be more to life than that which we are aware of on the surface.

In summary, animals communicate in a vast number of ways on a telepathic level and the wealth of information that can be received is incredible. A good animal communicator (pet psychic) should be able to communicate with all species, should not require a photograph or a description and should be able to provide accurate and detailed information such as ages, dates, physical descriptions, descriptions of surroundings, favorite activities, locations and much more.

Next time I will write more in depth on the subject and a little bit about how you too can communicate with your animals telepathically. To learn more about myself and what I do, visit www.charlespeden.com.

April 2020
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