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20150425_160037 The tasting room and barrel room at Avio Winery & Vineyard in Sutter Creek, CA

Imagine discovering that you think that you drive a car from the 80s when in reality you drive a vehicle from present day that is loaded with all of the latest options, you just need to know how to utilize some of the more advanced features, and of course what they are.

For nearly a decade Psychic Medium & Animal Communicator Charles Peden has provided his services worldwide via the phone, internet and in person, now it is time to share his knowledge and to teach others what he has learned in providing thousands of readings over the past several years.

You too can communicate with your living animals, past animals and humans in spirit. Come join Peden for a hands on learning experience at Avio Winery & Vineyard in Sutter Creek, CA. Classes are held monthly, check website for schedule.

On April 25th of 2015 the first teaching workshop was held at Avio in the barrel room. The response was such that at the end of the class nearly everyone asked when the next one was scheduled for.

Visit website for more details http://www.charlespeden.com or contact Heidi at 925-360-7853.

Barrel Room at Avio Barrel Room at Avio

During the class theory and technique was discussed followed by an exercise where many surprised themselves with the information that they were able to provide to a perfect stranger when asked to connect with a specific individual.

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Recently I had a most unusual experience during a reading. My client was asking about career choices and after discussing several business opportunities a question about their present employment was brought up. The question was along the lines of “How do you see my present employment, what can you pick up with regards to it?”After focusing on my client’s inquiry I suddenly felt as if I were a screw, when I thought of my body, it seemed to be metal with threads and a point at the bottom, as depicted in the photo of a screw seen above. I then felt a pressure on the top of my head and had the sensation of being screwed down and into the chair I was sitting on. The sensation and the novelty of this “visceral vision” was so intense I had to ask the obvious.

I asked my client if they had a sense that someone at work was trying to screw them over. He replied that was very possible, did I have a name? I heard the name “Jeff” and my client replied that there was no one by the name of Jeff that he worked with. As I could “see” what Jeff looked like, I figured it would help if I described what this “Jeff” looked like and perhaps then he would know who I was referring to.

I described this gentleman with short black hair, a bit on the slender side with pasty skin. Right away my client exclaimed that they knew them and had worked with them at the company he was at, however Jeff had quit six years ago as he had been diagnosed with cancer.

My client then revealed that he and Jeff had not liked each other and that it had gotten ugly at times with him. Upper management was aware of this and my client was still getting “screwed” by the company’s impression of him that had been partly forged by his difficulties with a fellow co-worker, Jeff. Regardless of who started the animosity between them, the fact was that it had tarnished my clients image and he was continuing to suffer as a result.

Jeff to the best of my knowledge is still alive, however he was bitter and lashed out at my client, both directly and from afar. Now my client knows why he felt so unhappy at work, or at least a part of it . After the reading, my client expressed great relief and a sense of weight being lifted as now he knows what was gnawing at him and now is able to move on, making his remaining time with the company more palatable.

Much of the work I do involves images and physical as well as emotions feelings being relayed to me. This is the first time I have felt like I was an “inanimate” object and not only that, but the sensation that came along with it – the sense of being screwed really put this channeling “over the top” in my book. Not only did I get a sense of being screwed, I also “nailed” (pardon the pun) the description and name of the disgruntled former co-worker. It’s details like that being brought forward that add more “weight” to the other information that comes forward, yet that is harder to get a conformation or verification on. When seeking answers, we are looking for the unknown, in order to give more credence to the unknown it is helpful to have it anchored in confirmed details.

For more information about myself and the work I do as a Psychic Medium & Animal Communicator I encourage you to visit my web site at www.charlespeden.com. There you may read about the services I offer, check out testimonials from clients and more.

(Please Note: Some details and names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved.)

If interested in developing your own abilities to communicate with spirit and animals, you may consider taking advantage of the new one-on-one training and development sessions now being offered over the phone.

Over the years Charles Peden has refined his techniques and developed a great ability to communicate with animals living and past, and the spirits of our ancestors and loved ones who have left us for the spirit realm.

Based upon his experiences and aware that other people were having similar experiences, yet were experiencing difficulties with understanding what was happening to them or how to manage and control the abilities, Charles has decided to mentor and coach those seeking help with understanding and/or developing their own abilities to communicate more effectively with animals and/or those in spirit.

All of us are different with regard to our abilities and our strengths and weaknesses. While it is impossible to place any type of guarantees as to what your abilities will be like after receiving instruction and coaching from Charles, you can be assured that you will have a far better understanding of such abilities, how they work and how to utilize them.

At present each lesson is tailored to the individual, as such there is no formal class structure, rather individual coaching and training on a one-on-one level with a professional psychic medium and animal communicator.

For additional details such as rates and more, visit www.charlespeden.com.

There is a lot of information out there on how to meditate. Some of it accurate and some of it designed to sell you books, CD’s and workshops. As a psychic medium and animal communicator who never embraced meditation on a formal level, either prior to recognizing and developing my abilities as a medium or after coming in to my work as a psychic, I have a vastly different viewpoint than many people on the subject of meditation.

Just as with any practice, there are varied directions that you can go in. Either you can utilize meditation for relaxation or you can use it to increase your abilities to communicate with spirit and or animals.

When seeking relaxation, most traditional meditation techniques will be adequate. By looking at each piece of information in or mind, identifying it, acknowledging it and discarding it, we are able to achieve a greater state of relaxation. The problem with this technique, is that any communications coming in by way of telepathic means (which is how most spirit communication and animal communication takes place) will be discarded through this process.

When seeking to establish communication with spirits and animals the process is different. While it is important to have a relatively calm mind, there is no benefit to tossing out all the material in your mind, as you will be removing all of the incoming messages that you are looking to connect with.

The first thing to do, is to understand how the process works. Essentially our minds are like a powerful laptop computer that is on a wifi connection. The laptop in this analogy is much like the mind in that it can display content from a variety of sources, a DVD, a computer disc, a webcam, a camcorder, streaming content over the internet, images and information from your hard drive and much more.

Just as the computer uses binary code as it’s operating language, the same is true of the mind. At it’s base, all communication, nay all functions of the computer are built upon binary code, I see the mind as being no different. This binary code, a series of ones and zeros, can be utilized to create content that is rich in color, movement and sound – quite remarkable when you think about it, and all without being connected to the source of the content as when pulling in information over a wifi connection.

Back to the meditation – so the goal is to go into the computer known as the mind and to parse out or differentiate the sources of the information contained within it and to determine their source.

First you have to identify a piece of information.

For example, you “see” a train in your mind.

Now you need to know the following:

Is the type of train important?

What kind of train is it?

Is it about this specific train, or about trains in general?

Is the reference tied to an event that is related in some way to a train?

For example, recently I had a dog who showed me a train. It seemed to be a bit of an older passenger train that had been kept up and was still in use, but not Amtrak. I asked my client if there would be a reason to see an image of a train coming from her dog. She said “no” that her dog had not traveled by train. I again had to ask about the train reference and she said that she thought that perhaps it was related to a conversation that took place among dinner guests at her house the night before. They had been discussing the wine train that tours the vineyards in Napa or Sonoma Valley and asked why her dog brought it up. Her dog went on to discuss the dinner guests involved in the conversation and related her personal feelings regarding them and the way they treated her.

The dogs information was in no way tied to a train, she did however use the train reference as a marker as to a certain time and place when a conversation had occurred  regarding a certain train and of course what she wanted to talk about was the parties involved in the “train” conversation.

Of course much of the information in your mind is self generated, so it is important to quite your own thoughts and to quickly look at and acknowledge information generated by yourself so as to clear up the ability to see the “other” information coming in. It’s much like cleaning up a cluttered desk, if individual notes, projects and such are allowed to clutter up the work surface, it is hard to see any new messages that may be dropped by your desk, with all the clutter, they get lost in the shuffle and become part of the background noise, no different then your own self generated clutter. However with a clean workspace, you can clearly see any new pieces of information that are dropped on your desk, they stand out as much as a large black mark on a white board.

As you clear your mind of your own clutter, separate those thoughts that do not seem to come from you and set them to the side to be reviewed in depth. To determine if something came from your own thought processes, ask yourself this simple question. Did this piece of information originate from me? Did I generate this thought and or image? You should feel a bit of an energy burst, a mild adrenaline shock or static electrical discharge for your “yes” responses, and a “flatline” for a “no” response. I suggest asking the question three times, once you get a reply, ask the opposite, checking to make sure you do not get the same reply and then return to your original question and if you still get the same response, you know that you are receiving information accurately.

Once you have identified information in your mind that did not seem to originate from you, it’s time to review who they are coming from. Common sources would be family on the other side, (including animals) living animals, passed friends, spirit guides, individuals associated with recent or lifelong hobbies and or interests and much more. Determining as to if the person is male or female and as to if they are someone you know on a personal level are very helpful in identifying who is trying to communicate with you. As this posting is about meditation, further discussion in this area will take place at another time.

The key to meditation is intent, intent, intent.

If we wish to connect with a loved one in spirit and put forth the effort to do so in our mind, simply by asking them to connect with us and send us a sign that they are there, we should go into what I consider a relaxed, yet alert state. Once clearing the clutter of the mind, and checking to see if we had any unread messages hanging out in our mind, it is time to send out the request for contact, followed by sitting back and waiting for a response.

Just like when working with walkie-talkies, you must take your finger off of the send button in order to receive. The same is true of communicating on a telepathic level, you must stop sending … in order to receive.

After a few seconds, or even immediately and in rare cases after some time, you should “see” something “pop up” in your mind. Perhaps the information coming in is a reference to the person you wish to connect with, perhaps the information is related to the answer to the question you wished to ask a loved one in spirit. In very rare instances, those we wish to connect with, will not be available. When a spirit is not available, it usually does not mean that they are upset with you, they may simply be unavailable at the time.

One does not have to close their eyes to meditate, you can meditate even while driving. The next time while driving alone on a familiar stretch of fairly simple to negotiate roadway, turn off the stereo, put down your cellphone and instead ask to connect with a loved one in spirit.

I have never gotten “serious” about meditation and yet I communicate with the spirits of loved ones both here and on the other side day in and day out on a professional basis. It was not until I had begun providing readings to the general public that I began to take a few minutes for myself each day or so to sit quietly and check the “voicemail” within my mind. I still do not meditate in the “traditional” sense, and as long as what I do now fills me up with a sense of purpose, a calm energy, and a composed mind, I see no reason to begin monitoring my breathing by counting my inhalations and exhalations as is done with some meditative practices. I meditate to connect with my higher self, those in spirit and those from the animal kingdom. While meditation for relaxation is wonderful, it simply is not what this article is about and should it be something you desire to learn and or practice, I do encourage you to pursue it.

To learn more about the author of this article, psychic medium and animal communicator, Charles Peden, visit www.charlespeden.com.

It is very important that I make it clear that I did not actively seek out nor try to develop any kind of psychic or intuitive abilities prior to utilizing them. I was born with them and between the ages of five to seven I suppressed them due to getting in trouble for “making stuff up” and “lying” to others. I would claim to see things that people such as my parents did not see and I was then punished for it, thus suppressing all of my abilities, going through a difficult childhood that was impossible to understand and going through the majority of my adult life with no belief nor interest in anything that dealt with the supernatural, abilities to communicate with the dead and or animals, plants and more … that just did not mesh with societies view of reality which I now embraced having forgotten my early childhood.

For myself, my awareness of my abilities did not develop until after a ghost appeared in our home and walked right through me. The ghost triggered or sparked a rapid unfolding of my abilities. The very first time I saw her I could make out all the details of her physical form, I could “hear” her and felt her emotional state as she passed through my body. It was as if she had jump started my dormant abilities. It felt like going from zero to sixty very rapidly. After having the ghost walk through me on January 24th of 2006, I found myself chatting up other ghosts in the area. I remember how excited I was to go to a historical location nearby and discover another spirits presence, just like the one that was now residing with us at our home. Soon I discovered I could communicate with those who had crossed over, I channeled a conversation with my wife’s grandfather who had died many years prior, I never met him and she had told me little if anything about him. The fifteen or so personal details that came through were all verified including one that required a call back east to her grandma.

Early on one of my primary spirit guides made himself known to me and that relationship has developed nicely over time with him providing much in the way of insight and advice. After becoming aware of my abilities I was discouraged by my guides to read much in the way of how to develop my abilities, they told me that they were in a better position to teach me how to communicate with that side than someone on this side. For example … there was this recipe for meat loaf that was handed down through the generations and while the daughter was watching her mother make it, she asked “why do you cut the ends off?” her mother replied that she had no idea, but that was how her mother did it and so that is why she did it that way. A few weeks later the daughter was at her grandmothers and asked her why she cut the ends of the meatloaf and grandmother said that it was because her baking dish was too small for the recipe and rather than reduce the recipe, she found it easier to simply cut off a little bit of the ends of the meatloaf prior to sticking it in the cooking dish.

So … back to learning how to use these abilities, (which we all have to some degree, but most of us have suppressed) one perfect example of why working with my guides to develop my abilities was so useful is that unlike the vast majority of animal communicators I do not require a photo to connect nor a description. The reasoning essentially is that animals communicate telepathically, monitor their humans pretty much 24/7 and when you are speaking with someone capable of telepathic communication with them, they will know it and engage in conversation, should they choose to. So if you can communicate telepathically with an animal it would stand to reason that the animal could describe their physical features to you, hence … why use a photo?

One of the best things my guides did for me was to create simulations within the dream world that allowed me to practice using my abilities and working through various scenarios and difficult situations. These dreams would usually happen right before a real world example of the issue would arise during a reading or in the course of “normal” life. This process of training and learning in my dreams really was helpful and aided me in grasping a greater understanding of my abilities.

In order to develop your own abilities I would suggest that the first thing you do is to establish your intent. As we are not working with the physical world, many of the techniques involve the use of the mind or thoughts as opposed to physical actions. However, before declaring your intent to develop your abilities I would like to address a few issues.

Opening up your abilities is not for everyone, before you put forth your intent to develop your abilities, think very carefully about what you are looking to do, by opening up in this fashion you run the risk of dealing with unsettled and angry earthbound spirits, any of your family members who have passed and whom you did not get along with … animals that you have known in the past may come to you. You will discover that privacy as we think it exists is truly a joke and does not exist at all. If I had a dollar for every surprise visitor to our home, I would be a millionaire, or close to it by now. If a particular event has captured the worlds attention, you may feel a pull to be drawn to the story and you may feel compelled to obsess over it until a resolution has been brought forth.  While driving down the highway you may suddenly flash upon the scene of an accident where lives were lost, and then when you look back it will be gone, though the victims may be in your car, (in spirit form yet displaying their wounds). Many of the “problems” that come with opening up to your psychic and intuitive abilities can be mitigated through the use of effective protection techniques and the development of relationships with spirit guides, and guardians.

So … you still want to develop your abilities … read on. Declaring your intent to develop your abilities will assist you in aligning your energies in that direction and in assembling a team of guides on the other side with the intent of developing your abilities. Simply sit down and write out your intentions, speak the words in your mind, something simple such as “I wish to develop my psychic abilities so that I may communicate more effectively with those in spirit. At this time I am requesting that my spirit guides make themselves known to me and I am asking them to assist in developing my intuitive abilities. Thank you in advance.” Something similar to that will suffice, no need to make it complicated, and remember that when you make requests of your guides and the universe, that you have to be sure to be clear as to what you are asking for as you are usually taken quite literally.

After declaring your intent and requesting your guides to assist you, you can move on to actually working with psychic energies, it should go without saying that it is best to try this in a quiet and meditative places free from outside disturbances. No need to meditate for hours or anything rigorous like that, a few minutes at best is what is needed, though more time may be more beneficial, to a point. We will start with something simple. In order to communicate at this level, you must be able to feel psychic energy … it feels very much like a small amount of adrenaline coursing through your body, like a gentle electrical shock … kind of like the goosebumps feeling but not scary or hair raising. Some people refer to the feeling as waterfalls. This feeling will be used as the basis for our rudimentary telepathic or psychic communication. When you feel the energy, that is a “yes” … when you feel nothing, that is a “no”. The whole process can be likened to binary code, the series of ones and zeros that make up the basic building blocks of all computer/digital communications. Just like with binary code, through this series of simply yes and no responses you can eventually “read” whole blocks of code and make sense of it as opposed to having to only work with ones and zeros. Once that happens the information that you initially were reading only as a simple yes or no may be expanded into full audio with visuals and more … which is where I operate in most of my communications with spirits and animals.

I suggest starting with something simple such as a favorite animal companion, if you do not have your own, see if you can borrow one from a family member or friend. Start out be telling the animal what you are going to be doing. Tell them that you want to chat with them and that you want them to answer your questions with a yes or no response. You do not need to have the animal physically present. You do not need a photo of the animal. You want to start with questions that you already know the answers to, this will establish a baseline for your communications. One great way to do this is to say something such as. “animals name”, are you a cat? and if you feel a gentle electrical discharge or adrenaline burst in your body, that is a yes. Then ask the animal the opposite … are you a dog? and if you get no response … and they are a cat, you can then go back to the question that gave you a yes response and double check it. Ask the animal again, “are you a cat?” and if you once again get the adrenaline burst/electrical discharge, you are well on your way to communicating with animals and spirits. At this point simply proceed to ask several additional questions that you already know the answers to, double checking the responses as you go along and then you may begin the “real” conversation by asking questions that you do not already know the answer to. This technique applies to not just animals, but both ghosts and spirits who have crossed over … and more.

After working with an animal that you know, you may want to branch out and work with a co-workers animal or someone else who has animals that you do not know anything about in advance. If you find someone who has animals and you do not know anything about them, you can use the above techniques to connect with the animal and ask questions about the animals physical appearance. When you can walk up to a stranger, ask the name of their animal at home and then describe that animal to them, it not only proves that you can talk to the animals, it is a lot of fun. When I go out to eat I enjoy playing with the wait staff, it’s fun to ask them the name of a favorite animal at home of theirs as they are taking your order and then describing that animal to them when they bring your food and or drinks out.

To learn more about Psychic Medium, Animal and Life Communicator Charles Peden  visit http://www.charlespeden.com.

Today while browsing online I ran across an article on CNN about Michael Jackson and “psychics”.  They interviewed two individuals, one a numerologist, a “soul intuitive”.  In the article a big deal is made about Michael Jackson and his connection to the number five, his being born into a “6 life path” as well as him being a person born with a “2” birthday. Having never studied numerology I was not able to really follow the information and other than being what appeared to be a bunch coincidences and linking his birthdate with numerical similarities with other celebrities it really seemed to be a non-story. No offense to anyone, but there are millions who have been born with a “2” birthday that the whole world does not love and want to be closer to due to their charisma etc.

Then the article focused on the “soul intuitive” who stated that he fully expects people to come forward claiming to have communicated with Jackson, but that any credible professional psychic or medium will not attempt to connect with Jackson for at least six months to a year and will only do so at the behest of a family member or an intimate friend of the singer.

I am not so sure that statement is entirely accurate. Sure, there are possibly many who in the days, weeks and months to come who will have claimed to have made an afterlife connection with the King of Pop. I believe that several will but … honestly if they proclaim it in a public fashion, they are most likely simply trying to get noticed and are using Michael Jackson in order to draw attention to themselves.  Many genuine psychics have enough common sense to keep tight lipped about visits from celebrities who have passed. There is nothing to be gained by claiming that you have connected with a famous person. Many will ridicule such statements and accuse you of trying to ride the coattails of the celebrity whom the “psychic” claims to have connected with.

The part of the statement that really is odd is the part about any credible professional waiting 6 months to a year before making any attempts to connect with Michael Jackson, and only doing so at the request of Michael’s family members or a close friend. I beg to differ … what if the person who has passed decides to visit someone whom he or she has never met physically, yet is able to connect with, due to that strangers unique abilities to connect with those in spirit. I am not saying that I have connected with Michael Jackson, and I am not saying that I haven’t, I just am wondering about the accuracy of such a broad and sweeping statement.

If a “psychic” does come out and make an announcement that they had a conversation with the ghost or spirit of Michael Jackson, and they are a credible psychic they should be only doing so at the request of the family or a close personal friend, I’ll grant that to some extent, but consider the following; If you were on a trip to a foreign land and you were forced to only issue communications through your family members left at home and only when they decided they wanted to connect with you, you may think that was a bit odd if not controlling. To say that 6-12 months must go by before you can attempt to connect with someone who has passed is not accurate. I have spoken with the spirits of individuals within moments of their death/passing. Many times I have connected with the spirits of animals and humans who had passed within a week or sooner. In all honesty, it is possible to connect with someone within seconds of their passing.

Something that used to surprise me, but that I now take in stride, is just how easy it is to connect with someone who has passed, even if you have no connection to them or anyone that they know for that matter.

For example; earlier this week I was browsing headlines on CNN.com and came across a headline about a serial killer in SC. Now I did not read the article, I did not click on the link to the article and the link title did not reveal any details about the serial killer or his victims. I will allow that I briefly considered reading the article, but decided against it as I felt no need to do so. Later that evening I had the spirit of an older gentleman come and visit. At first I thought it was for my wife, one of her grandparents or a former friend from church. Nothing was clicking. He told us that he was a peach farmer and tried to let me know that everything was going to work it’s self out. I had no idea who he was or what he was talking about. The next day I decided to read the story about the serial killer in SC, turns out his first victim was a peach farmer. When the spirit of the peach farmer connected with me, he went so far as to tell me his last name which was Cash, I thought that he was making a reference to Johnny Cash and didn’t get the connection with his name until the following day. A few days later just as he had alluded to, the serial killer was shot dead by police.

People will have a much easier time believing the story above rather than a story about a celebrity visiting … whom I or anyone else around me for that matter has no physical connection to. Yet they can both take place just as easily.

In another example a client of mine whom has received several readings over the years from me once asked if a particular celebrity whom had passed recently was with them earlier that day. She told me that she had been thinking about the untimely passing this celebrity had suffered and how she felt her “presence” with her at that time. Having already made a connection with this particular celebrity I jokingly commented that if she had indeed connected with her earlier that day as she was claiming, she would be sure to let me know.

Right away I was greeted by the spirit of the celebrity in question and she told me that my client had connected with her while pulling weeds in the garden. I relayed the piece of information to my client and then went so far as to describe the pot that she was pulling weeds out of. Sure enough … my client had been “graced” by the presence of the spirit of the celebrity whom she had been a fan of. At this point the conversation opened up into a bit of a dialogue between fan and celebrity with myself relaying messages … pretty much just like any other reading.

If we are truly all connected and made of the same material and are all “one” as many claim we are, then it is easy to see how it is possible to connect with anyone who has passed.

We are pure electromagnetic energy. Just like magnets, we can “feel” each other without physically touching.

Once we have passed we are able “hear” and “feel” energy sent in our direction. Very much like calling someone who has caller ID and voicemail set up on their phone. If I call you, you can screen the call as it’s coming in and make a decision as to if you wish to answer the phone or let it go to voicemail. If it goes to voicemail it’s like me sending a request to a spirit and having to wait for them to get back to me. Even though they did not answer right away, they still know I attempted to connect with them, and my intent.

Over the years I have been visited by numerous celebrities and historically notable/famous individuals who have left the physical world behind. The vast number of the visits I do not keep a record of nor do I discuss with others. Many of the visits mean something to either myself or my family directly or the spirit coming through wishes to educate me concerning their life or some other detail such as to correct inaccurate records regarding them that have become “fact” in our history books.

One thing that I do agree with in the article is the assessment that most spirits of the departed wait at least 75 to 150 years before reincarnating, there is a very good reason for that. Most of us leave some kind of legacy behind on earth when we leave the physical world behind. We have businesses we founded, children and grandchildren we care about and perhaps our own spouses etc. who we have left behind. It only makes sense that you would want to keep an eye on things from the other side until those you really care about have joined you on the other side. When you factor in kids and grandkids etc., it usually works out to 75 -150 years until you may want to think about coming back to earth in a new body. The process of reincarnation involves a bit of “scrubbing” of your memory banks and you will also not be able to follow the lives of your loved ones who you left behind. It’s important to add that while on the other side, you are able to assist this side and so there is a great incentive to stay there until those you care about have joined you.

So … will Michael Jackson reincarnate within twenty years so that he can pick up where he left off? I greatly doubt it, though stranger things have happened.

For more about my work as a psychic medium and animal communicator visit www.charlespeden.com