Halloween Event

Nothing to do this Halloween? Well Growth Into Awareness can change that!

We are holding a Halloween Event , Spirit messages and Supper, which is likely to be one of the most enjoyable Halloweens you’ve had yet. Come along to experience a interesting evening in a special location.

This interesting and unexplored venue is situated in the Calder Valley between Halifax and Todmorden. The venue is also disabled friendly. The location of the venue will be revealed two weeks prior to the event.

Which includes sitting in a small groups, with Intuitive Medium. You will receive an individually message from the medium and then you can move to a different group to work with a different medium. You will be given an opportunity to ask questions about Mediumship and Psychic work. Plus explore your own abilities. This venue has not previously had any Psychic work or investigation completed within the walls. Having a clean venue promises for an eventful night.

There is a limited number of attendees to create a better experience for you all. So please book early to ensure you do not miss out on this evening.

This night is not to scare you but to open your mind to Spirit and experience the work of a Medium.

Pie, mash and peas is included in the price. The food is from a well regarded local caterer. You will have a choice of two pies, delicious steak or homely cheese and onion.

Change is on the way

It’s been a very busy time for me recently. Unfortunately I haven’t got to the web site enough so I’m busy updating at the moment. I’ve also launched a new web site at www.annieconboy.net where I will be able to post my personal blog stuff more frequently. www.gia-ltd.co.uk will still remain but will focus on my appearances & products (including my workshops). I feel this will streamline the way this site works as there is a lot packed into a little with the web site as it now is. I would like to make it easy for people to find the things they are interested in quickly and easily so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

I’d like to mention a couple of things I’ve been doing. The first is a CD of a channeled talk I gave in September last year about 2012 – The Year of Awakening. I regularly receive information through my trance mediumship about the questions that are facing us all in this time of changing energies. So it was especially exciting to be given the opportunity to share Spirit insight & guidance on this particular occasion. The CD will soon be available to buy via this web site & I hope to post a snippet for you to listen to soon.

The other thing that has taken some of my time is a Mystic Retreat that took place last weekend in Northern Ireland. This was an inspirational 4 night stay in one of the most peaceful & relaxed parts of Ireland where the energy & Celtic Spirit were easy to tune into. I really enjoyed the whole weekend – although I did much more service to Spirit World than I had expected – with a fantastic group of like-minded Lightworkers.  I’ve posted a few photos below. It was so much fun & deeply moving at the same time.  No surprise that I’m now planning another trip in October this year.

Love & Light

Beaghmore Stone Circles
Otter Lodge, Cookstown
Ballyronan
Lough Neagh

Guiding Light

I love working with my team of guides. No matter how much I develop my psychic senses I know I will not get a Spirit link without their help. So the support & explanations they provide are vital.

People often ask the name of my guide & assume there is only one. However I have a lovely team of beings around me; each has their own specialism & way of working. My first guide, the one who came forward as I searched to connect to Spirit World, has stayed with me as my ‘bouncer’. He keeps low energy (negativity) away if I need him to. He also met me very slowly & steadily as our relationship needed time to develop trust. In fact, for most of the first 10 years I pretty much doubted & ignored him. But he was endlessly patient. And, in time, I trusted him enough for us to work together.

As soon as we were working easily together he stepped back.  Really I was ready for a new guide. Once again we had to build up trust. I was unhappy to be moved on when I felt I was working well. It was like learning to walk all over again. The new guide had a different energy & a new way of giving me information. So I chucked my dummy (pacifier) out of the pram! It took me about 6 weeks to realise that the change was right for me; Spirit wanted me to be able to work better for them.

Now I get guides popping in & out all the time. I don’t always have a more personal relationship with each one. I’ve learned to trust that the right being will be with me with the right skills just for whatever I’m doing. So I’m proud to work with a team & be part of a fascinating journey. At the heart of any work to develop mediumship is your relationship with your guides. They are the ones who get you through the bumpy bit at the beginning. They help you build your confidence. The more you pay attention to them & acknowledge them the better Spirit contact & messages will flow.

People also ask me how they will know or identify when a guide is around. As the relationship between Medium & Guide is personal I prefer not to tell people who their guides are – even when I sense, see or hear them. It’s a bit like meeting someone you feel might be that ‘special’ person then your best friend/mother/their mother proceeds to tell you all their likes/dislikes. It really takes the excitement of discovery out of the relationship. It also makes it harder to trust as you have someone else’s opinion parked in your mind.

There is also the chance that I will give someone a stereotype instead of the reality. Tell people they have a Native American guide & most of us will imagine a man, probably a medicine man or chief, in buckskin trousers, bare chested & craggy faced. So the little old lady in a blanket shawl with a careworn face who is really the guide might be a bit of a let down. Or she may feel very restricted being forced to appear as a man! Not a good start to a relationship.

Sensing your guide(s) will depend on which of your psychic senses is the strongest. And the connection can be quite ‘light’ at first. Perhaps a flash in the corner of your eye as if someone is standing at your side. Perhaps an itchy, tingling feeling at the end of your nose or across your head. Perhaps even a buzzing noise in your ear. Sometimes a person seen in dreams. Or an eye just as you drop off to sleep. Try to accept anything that seems to be contact. If it is, it will happen again. If it’s not, at least you have shown your guide you are willing to start a relationship.

Love & Light

What You See Is What You Get

It’s always hard to be sure where you are when you are on a spiritual journey. Sometimes you feel you are progressing nicely; sometimes you feel stuck. Sometimes the progress is amazing. Sometimes everything seems confusing, or painful, or out of control. Yet there are signposts and guides available if you choose to look, listen or ask for them.

One of the hardest parts of the spiritual journey can be to look inward. We are all bright, loving Spirits encased in a clay overcoat. But we forget that as we get on with living a material life. And our material life is driven by patterns, expectations and masks. We fit somewhere along an axis of ‘Holier than thou’ to ‘Humbler than thou’. By this I mean we fluctuate (through ego interaction) between being ‘better than’ and being ‘less than’. It can sometimes seem very challenging to be ‘What You See Is What You Get’. In counseling terms – to be ‘congruent’ with one’s self.

So when we open up to our Spirit and the Spirit World, or the Angelic or Elemental Realms, and to the Divine, as mediums, one of the difficulties is to balance the ‘ego’ vehicle with the Spirit driver. The ego vehicle has learned to think for itself on auto-pilot. It is familiar with being in control – taking the Spirit wherever the ego feels it is best to go. Yet when we awaken to our true Spirit nature and become self aware it is like the driver saying ‘I’ll take over now.’ The autopilot puts up a struggle – usually based around ‘You’re not competent/expert/ clever enough’ and we slow our own progress. If we overcome the tendency to doubt our ability then the ego often steps in again to tell us  ‘You’re the best/greatest/better than’ and we slow our own progress once again as we strive to compete to prove that point.

Only by being aware of these ego traps can we be guided to an inner balance. A place where we can accept our qualities without judging ourself or others; where we understand our true human nature; and, where we can accept our own shadow side. Helping us are the Spirits & beings of other Realms. They gently nudge us to act in our own highest interest. If we become WYSIWYG (wizzywig!) we are authentic and real for the people we hope to help. We are also authentic and real for the Spirits we represent.

So when progressing through your Spiritual journey listen very closely to yourself.

Do you act or react out of a pattern?

Does your ego present you with ‘Holier than/Humbler than’ information?

Are your thoughts on comparing or competition?

Do you know who you are ‘warts & all’?

How often do you offer yourself & others unconditional love & unconditional forgiveness?

Being human is not about perfection. Our imperfections are part of out lessons & lead to our spiritual growth. Acknowledging them and learning from them is at the heart of our spiritual journey. Are YOU at the heart of your clay overcoat?

What happens in a Spirit reading?

These are my notes for anyone attending a Spirit reading with me. I’m posting them as it’s not always easy to work out how to find a reliable Psychic or Medium. The best recommendation tends to be from a person you know who has had a reading from that particular Psychic or Medium. Or you might have had the chance to see the person do some work in public for example in a Spiritualist church, at a Mind, Body, Spirit fayre or in their own show.

If you want to have a reading with a particular Psychic or Medium you can ask if they have any guidelines or written explanation of what will happen in the reading. You can also ask if there is anyone they have had a reading with who you can speak to to get a recommendation. Also ask what they do if you feel your reading is not satisfactory. And finally, although this is not a guarantee, you can also ask if they belong to an appropriate association.  There are very many excellent Psychics & Mediums all over the world so do your homework. Then go along with an open mind & enjoy your reading.

“If you are thinking of having a sitting but feel too afraid don’t worry. Annie is excellent & understands you can be apprehensive, but makes you totally at ease.” Judith

Private Sittings are a way for a Medium like me to use Spirit Communication and bring forward the Spirits who take an interest in your life. You can see demonstrations of this type of communication at Spiritualist Churches or during Evenings of Clairvoyance. The only difference in what happens, when you come to see me personally, is that your Sitting will be held in private.

Please note that when contacting Spirit there can be no  guarantee of  who will come forward to work with a Medium. Spirit Communication is experimental – the Medium makes herself open to the Spirit World and has no say over who will be waiting to speak to you. Most people feel they have had a positive experience in attending a Sitting but if you feel you have not please say so.

“I had a private reading with Annie. I thought the experience was brilliant. People came through & gave messages. A lot were very relevant. I felt this was a very positive reading and quite emotional. I would recommend this to anyone.” Jo

Quite a few people think that a Sitting will be like having someone tell your fortune or your future. That is not possible! My job is to give you evidence that life continues beyond death. By doing that I can also pass on messages from the people who cared for you when they were alive. They will not pass on anything to worry or upset you but they do want you to know that they still care and want to be of assistance to you.

“It made me feel better knowing I could contact loved ones on the other side” Katie

So that you can be clear that the contact is from the Spirit World I prefer not to know anything about you before you come for a Sitting. Usually all I know is your name! The Spirits who bring their messages tell me what they wish me to pass on  – and only that. They will respect your privacy as they would have done in life. I don’t need to know details to  communicate what they would like you to know about the situations affecting your life. Also, working in this way, Mediums very rarely remember what has been discussed in a message. If you have any concerns about confidentiality please let me know.

“I really wanted my Dad to come through but now I understand why he can’t do just yet. Having my Grandma explain about how the Spirit World works & passing on his message was a special experience.” Louise

You can help your Sitting go well. Keep an open mind and send your thoughts out to all who know you in the Spirit World (and some of these may be people you only knew briefly or family members who actually passed before you were born!). Ask them to come to speak to you. Be honest if you can’t understand anything I say or describe. Spirit are only too happy to give more details.

Finally, it may seem strange that during the Sitting it helps me if you only tell me “Yes”, “No”, “Don’t Know” or “Maybe”. Since Spirit want to do the talking you need to leave the Sitting knowing that I have not given you back information you have just given to me.  Afterwards I will be only too happy to discuss any confirmation of what I’ve said on behalf of Spirit.

Psychics, Mediums & Clairvoyants: What do they do?

There are always a lot of questions about what psychics, mediums & clairvoyants do. Some people think that they can only get Spirit messages from clairvoyants, some that psychics can tune into Spirit and many who just get confused by all the names floating around. This is my explanation – you don’t have to accept it. We are ‘thinking beings’. I would be delighted if you use my explanation to think about what you understand or believe psychic & Spirit contact is.

Put at it’s simplest:

A Psychic has the ability to read the aura (or energy system) that we all have around us as a physical individual. Because we can’t see it or touch it most of us are unaware of it’s existence. But it is there. And someone who has opened up to the information coming to them through their psychic senses can ‘read’ the energy & tell you what is most probably going to happen. They can also tell you what has happened, what is happening at the moment & the things your energy is trying to draw in for you in the future. This is NOT fortune-telling.

An experienced Psychic can also link through you to the energy of all those who are connected to you or around you e.g. lovers, family, friends, workmates, neighbours. By ‘reading’ the energy of the people around you the Psychic can also see where their interests can be the same or different to yours and so how ‘probable’ your wishes & hopes are since your life choices are directly affected by the people who are around you.

Psychic readings pick up on YOUR agenda – what you would like to have happen in your life – checks this against the agendas of the other people around you and then gives you the best ‘probable’ outcome. We all have FREE WILL so we can choose what we do. That is why no-one can tell you your future. If you don’t like the sound of what you have been told you will do something completely different!

A Medium is someone who has opened up to the aura of the people physically present in this world and also to the aura of people who have died. People who have died are in the ‘Spirit World’ and can come into the aura of a Medium to communicate. Mediums get this communication by seeing (Clairvoyance), hearing (Clairaudience), sensing (Clairsentience), knowing (Claircognizance), tasting (Clairgustance) or smelling (Clairalience). So someone who is a Clairvoyant gets messages more strongly through seeing pictures/figures/words/symbols etc. But all forms of ‘Clair’ can be used by an experienced Medium at one time or another.

Spirit readings through a Medium pick up on SPIRIT’s agenda – what else may be happening in your life that you have ignored, failed to notice or have lost sight of. Spirit readings should always contain evidence that is personal to you about the Spirit who has come forward or about yourself. The Medium should be comfortable with you only giving Yes & No responses as Spirit should be able to explain in more detail anything you don’t understand. In my experience Spirit always want to give a message so that you can understand issues or aspects of your life better. They do not tell you to do anything in particular & they cannot make decisions for you. Remember, we have FREE WILL & will do exactly what we choose to do. That is why Spirit do not tell you your future. If you don’t like what you have been told you will do something completely different!

Before you have a reading please think about why you are going.

Do you want to be told what to do?
A reading will not do this.

Do you want to find out if your family & friends are in Spirit World?
A Spirit reading will do this.

Do you want your fortune told?
A reading will not do this.

Do you want some insight into the issues you feel you have in your life?
A Psychic reading will do this.

Do you want to test the reader by only getting a particular piece of information?
A reading will not do this – you may reject all of the good information you are given as the one item you want may not be given.

Do you want to get all of the support that is available to you so you can look at life as clearly as possible?
Both kinds of reading will do this

Growth Into Awareness

My business has been set up to help further the aims of my mediumship:

to raise awareness that there is psychic and mediumship ability in every person;
that we can choose to access, for ourselves, proof that life continues after physical death;
that we can choose to access, for ourselves, guidance & support from those who have left this physical world;
to teach the ways in which we can open to the other realms; and,
to promote spiritual & personal growth by developing to our fullest potential in this present life.

September Update

I’ve been such a busy bee that I have only just got round to posting about my activities this month! I hope school holiday time passed successfully for you (it was hectic here) & that you are now back in your regular routines. I was also able to fit in an angelic workshop recently with Darren Linton. His workshop was excellent. He brings a real sense of angelic presence & beauty & his guided mediations are very effective. I’m sure that the other participants enjoyed the weekend too.

Here are the events for this month:

Sunday 13th September. ‘Awakening to Psychic Ability’ Workshop. 74 Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd. 10am- 4pm. This workshop allows you to open up more fully your psychic abilities using your insight about auras & chakras. I will demonstrate how to ground and protect your energies so that you can work safely. You will also have an opportunity to establish and experience psychic links for yourself. Cost£50. Please bring a packed lunch

Wednesday 16th September. Join me, Sioux Lowe, Jackie Fawcett & other guest mediums for an Evening With Spirit. This is a golden opportunity to join a medium at their table & receive messages & supportfrom your loved ones in Spirit. 5-6 people per table. Supper included. Cost £10.

Saturday 19th September. ‘Awakening to Crystal Children’ Workshop. Have you ever wondered why your child, grandchild, nephew, niece seems so different? Are you beining guided to work with these higher vibrational children? Join me to find out more about the Indigos & Crystals in your life & why thier vibrations are helping us to change our view of spirituality. Get practical help & support in how to help & support your chid(ren). 74 Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd. 1pm – 5pm. Cost £25.

Sunday 20th September. ‘Awakeing to Mediumship’ Workshop. 74 Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd. 10am – 4pm. This workshop will help you to connect to your Spirit Guides and Helpers and, with their assistance, provide you with evidence (that you have obtained for yourself) that life continues after physical death. I will also discuss what Ethical Mediumship means to me. Cost£50. Please bring a packed lunch.

Wednesday 23rd September. ‘2012 & All That’. Join me for an informal evening discussing what changes are occrring in 2012, guidence from Spirit on how we can prepare & a Spirit Vision of the future. &.30pm – 9pm. 74 Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd. Cost £2.

Friday 25th September. ‘Awakening to Awareness’ Workshop. 74 Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd. 10am – 4pm. My first workshop is suitable for anyone who has little or no knowledge of what psychic abilities are, auras or chakras. You will be introduced to your inner energy systems and personal vibrational level. I will also provide information and guidance about energizing your own aura and chakras so that you will be able to begin to reawaken your own psychic gifts. Cost£50. Please bring a packed lunch.

Sunday 27th September. Divine Service at Ashton Spiritualist Church. 3pm

Wednesday 30th September. Mediumship @ Milans at 8pm . An evening of messages from Spirit. Cost £6.00. A fabulous chance to see Medium & Psychic Surgeon Alan Cox bring forward messages from Spirit. There will also be a chance to buy crystals & gifts from Ann, his wife. Why not treat yourself & have a relaxing evening with us?

October Highlights: I’m doing private sittings at Colne Spiritualist Church on 3rd, a Psychic Supper at Idle Spiritualist Church on 20th & a trip to Northern Ireland for an Evening With Spirit & private readings. I will also be doing an Evening with Spirit in York & a day of readings.

Workshops, psychic nights & ghost hunting ….

Today I was going to be running one of my Awakening workshops: everything set, people ready & housework done. Last month the medium appearing at the psychic club (Mediumship@Milans) broke her ankle so we were waiting to see if she could go ahead. Unfortunately she isn’t mobile enough yet so I arranged to step in & cover tonight with two lovely mediums, Jackie Fawcett & Wendy Fawcett. Then some of the workshop participants had to cancel.

What’s going on,  I asked Spirit.

You need to have some time out,  they said.

Oh!

And, by the way, we’re putting a good group together for September’s workshop.

Oh! Okay ….

So I’ve had the time to sort out the music for tonight, dream some interesting dreams & dip into ‘The Gnostic Gospels’ as well as check the preparations for our overnight paranormal event. I’ve also been thinking about the workshops. I’m really fortunate to have guides who bring together exactly the right people at exactly the right time for us all to experience awakening in our consciousness & spirituality. I love doing the workshops because I also learn so much from the channeled answers to participants questions. So roll on September’s groups!

It’s also good to have a chance to pick some music for tonight. I am working with a new guide who really likes laughter & music: both of these raise the vibration & that helps me & Spirit to connect better. I started the psychic nights at Milans hotel as I want to make messages available to everyone at an affordable price. I also want people to be able to see that mediums & psychics are ordinary, dedicated people who want to help their communities. And I wanted a place where new mediums & psychics could try out their skills in front of an audience. So if you are looking for a good night out come along to Carleton Place & enjoy!

There are many people who want to experience Spirit contact & choose to go ‘ghost hunting’ on a paranormal tour of some kind. This is an interesting way to check out if there is any such thing as a ‘ghost’ & I love taking people to places where there are reports of activity to see what we can find. Myself, Wayne, Helen, Jon, Gil & Maura will be at The Courtyard Inn, Halifax this Friday overnight to check out reports of activity there. Carl, the manager, & our other participants are joining us in a seance, vigils, dowsing & glass divination (but no running screaming  … it upsets the late night clubbers over the road) to obtain evidence of Spirit activity.See the Events page for tickets.

So a busy time all round & more in September,

love & light

Days like these

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I started to develop my psychic ability by reading cards & have a much loved set of ordinary playing cards thanks to a lovely lady called Margaret (now on Spirit side). She was one of the people I sometimes forget to acknowledge as helping me along when I was stuck on my spiritual journey. Another was Christine Keogh, an excellent clairvoyant who never worked in public at all. She helped me to see that contact with Spirit could be something entirely personal & direct, a way of having daily guidance on how to live spirituality. She used her ability to infuse her aura with the light of Spirit and carried that light into the world each & every day. The third person I owe a great debt to is Susan Ince, an Earth Angel who, though severely tried by life, has remained loving & giving. She showed me how to deal with adversity & with her example I know how to keep putting one foot in front of the other as each step is an achievement. There are others I could mention:  Jean Duncan Sioux LoweAnn Richmond Paul HuntColin PierceAunty KathJulie HodginsLouise HargreavesRos DellarFiona KilpatrickJulie Gesh. All of these, and many more, have helped me to find ways of dealing with the tests offered by Spirit so that I could learn what I needed to be a person & medium who makes better choices in life.

I do forget to tell everyone about these people  & Spirit have kindly arranged to remind me of this recently. They often explain to me that we are a community of Spirit, those of us above (in the Pink Perfect) & also those of us below (on the Earth Plane): we are all one.  Yet here below we seem to find it hard to give credit where it is due. Instead we prefer to see others as ‘competition’ & to be disrespected whenever possible. I have seen some examples of this on social network sites:  strong feelings can produce strong words but before going into print perhaps we should consider how we would feel if those words were being written about us? I’ve also experienced this on a personal level: giving freely of time & energy doesn’t always mean that the person receiving wants to give back. This can be disappointing if it happens at a time when you actually need to have some of that energy returned. It’s even more of a challenge when that person responds to your request for help by getting offended that you would like something in return. They can have forgotten that even an acknowledgment of help given in the past is a gracious & spiritual act.

There is a lovely story I recall reading long ago (in a sci-fi book, as I’m a bit of a fan). A stranger stopped at a village to stay the night. He wandered around looking at the village & trying to talk to people. He kept being met with the response ‘MYOB’ when he asked why people where doing things. He got very frustrated as he felt he was being told to ‘Mind Your Own Business’. When he was leaving the next morning he told his landlord how unhappy he was with the welcome he had got. The landlord explained that ‘MYOB’ actually meant ‘My Obligation’ – what people in the village felt about doing the work to keep the village & all it’s inhabitants as a viable community.The landlord asked that the stranger pass on ‘MYOB’ wherever he could as all the good done as a result would be for the whole not the one.

So the next time you are asked for help please think ‘MYOB’ & consider that the person asking is a part of your community. We all have the choice to ignore ‘MYOB’ but if we accept ‘MYOB’, you never know, we might just have forged a more spiritual & loving community.