Spooky as H***

We have all had some sort of paranormal experience whether we would like to admit it or not. Was that simply a shadow or was it something more? Was that your name being called or were you hallucinating? Why did your entire body suddenly become covered with goose bumps and your hair stand on end for seemingly no good reason?

The unexplainable can and does have a tendency to be passed off as merely “nothing” or “imagination”.

Let’s say for a moment you weren’t imagining it but rather you actually did have a paranormal experience. Who would you talk to about it and more importantly, would they believe you? Would it affect your reputation, your job, or your relationships? Many stay quiet and deny any such unexplainable experiences because of these fears.

As the owner of and lead investigator for Haunted Sault Ste. Marie, I have had my fair share of experiences and have been entrusted with stories from many others. One such story may make your skin crawl and tempt you to leave the lights on while you are sleeping tonight. To ensure anonymity, the following story may have names, locations and any identifying information changed for privacy. Although I assure you, the story is in fact based on what they believe to be true accounts.

I live in an old house in the downtown core of Sault Ste. Marie. Sadly, my home has a somewhat tragic history. Many years ago, there was a man in his forties who lived there. He was said to be unstable mentally and was a bit of a recluse. After allegations of sexual assault and rape were made by a young girl in the neighbourhood, he ended his life. He was found in the bedroom, my bedroom, where he bled to death after slitting his wrists.

It all started one evening while in bed watching the some late night TV. Alone in the house and having no pets, the house should have been silent with no other sounds other than the sitcom I was viewing. Suddenly, there were the sound of footsteps coming up the stairs and slowly down the hall in the direction of my bedroom. I hit the ‘mute’ button on the remote and listened. Nothing. Hitting the ‘mute’ button again, the television came alive.

hauntedA few nights later, as I yet again lay in bed watching the TV, I hear the familiar sound of footsteps. This time I didn’t ‘mute’ the sound and slowly got out of bed and made my way over to the doorway. With one quick move of my body, I darted into the hallway as if to catch someone standing there. But once again, nothing. I had no explanation for what I just heard and had no choice but to go back to bed. It took longer than usual to fall asleep that night and I was sure to sleep facing the door in the case of an ambush.

A few weeks later and once again, lying in bed, though this time in the dark and waiting for the blissful peace of sleep to consume me. I had rolled over to face the wall with my back to the door, tucked in quite comfortably and ready to doze off, when suddenly the air felt thick. My heart started pounding in my chest and my breathing became shallow. It was as though I were paralyzed by fear and couldn’t turn my body around to look at the doorway.

I listened with my eyes wide open as I heard the sound of feet shuffling on the floor and then light footsteps coming toward my bed one by one. Then it happened. Someone or something tugged at the blanket from up by my neck and pulled it down past my shoulders as I felt a hot breathe on the back of my neck. I bounced out of bed pulling the blankets with me as if it would somehow protect me from this, THING! When I was finally on my feet and facing the door, I could see nothing. Nothing was there. I heard it and felt it, yet nothing could be seen. I could not explain what it was. Although the experience doesn’t seem real, for me the fear and panic I felt was definitely genuine.

Ask Tammy,
Reader Question:
I am recently divorced and feeling ready to move forward after a long and stressful legal battle. Could you please tell me if I will ever find love in my life again? – Anonymous

jelly-beansTammy’s Psychic Answer:
Thank you for your question. You need time to lick your wounds and refocus your life and your intentions. I do see a special someone coming into your life within the next 8-10 months, but without taking the time to heal in the meantime, you risk the possibility of pushing him away when he does appear. Now is the time for you to manifest what it is you want and need in life and you can do so by putting yourself at the top of your priority list for a change. You may benefit from the peaceful and loving vibrations of a rose quartz crystal. Carry it on your person for best results and remember to place it beside your bed at night.

Haunting On Bruce Hill

Once again, to ensure anonymity, the following story may have names, locations and any identifying information changed for privacy. Although I assure you, the story is in fact based on what the story teller’s believe to be true accounts.

Today’s story was sent in by a reader and is a great example of a positive experience. This particular case could even be called ‘protective’ in nature. You decide.

A few years back I lived in a house with a roommate in a cute neighbourhood on top of the Bruce Street hill. I don’t want to say the exact address as I was only renting and I don’t think the landlord believed us. We came to believe the ‘spirit’ was a friendly and somewhat protective one.

Just after moving in, my roommate told me she heard footsteps in the hallway and thought it was me up late one night. I assured her it was not and that I had slept the whole night through. We shrugged it off as just getting used to the noises in the new house.

A couple of nights later, she told me she heard the same thing again. This time she got out of bed and went down to the main floor to look around and saw no one.

Some time went by without incident and then one gloomy afternoon while sitting in a chair on the main floor, something caught the corner of my eye. When I spun my head to look, nothing was there. I repositioned myself and settled in to reading my book once again. This happened a few other times that afternoon but I could never figure out what it was I was seeing.

I remember one particular night very clearly. While we were each in our separate bedrooms, we were alerted to knocking on the wall and sounded like it was coming from the other empty bedroom. We could smell something burning and found an electrical outlet beginning to catch fire and smoking. We had decided at that time the spirit in the house was obviously a protective one meaning us no harm.

About a year after we moved in, the spirit finally showed himself. He appeared one day in the main floor hallway as an older gentlemen. He reminded me of someone’s grandfather and then disappeared into thin air.

Ask Tammy,

Dear Tammy,

I am very concerned for my oldest granddaughter. Can you tell me if she will be ok? – Anonymous

Tammy’s Psychic Answer:

I am sorry to hear of your concern. It is hard when someone you love is struggling. Can I first begin with this? ‘No one can take your power, unless you allow it.” Keeping this in mind, I believe your granddaughter needs to remember who she is from within and reclaim her power. I feel she may have a sense of loss or an identity crisis.

It’s time to step-up to her true potential and be assertive. Celebrate her achievements in life and release those things that are no longer of use to her. She needs to think big! It is time for transformation and although this may not feel comfortable, it is a great step to take in her path!

She has a courageous spirit and at this time needs to face her responsibilities. Her love of freedom and adventure may get in the way of any short term fixed goals, but shouldn’t hold her back in the long term. I understand your worry as I too, am a mother and grandmother. It can be hard to watch. I choose to have faith in knowing everything happens for a reason, whether we like it or not.

stonesIt may be helpful for YOU to carry the chrysocolla stone on your body. This is a stone of wise women everywhere! It helps women to express their knowledge and experience in a loving and non-judgmental way. It is great for grandmothers to help balance their caring role which differs from that of motherhood. Chrysocolla is also said to provide stability, acceptance, and great inner strength too! An all-around great stone in my opinion!

Frozen in Place

Once again, to ensure anonymity, the following story may have names, locations and any identifying information changed for privacy. Although I assure you, the story is in fact based on what the story teller’s believe to be true accounts. I apologize for and regret to say that due to the awe-inspiring response, not everyone will receive an answer and not all stories will be published.

Today’s story was sent in by a reader and took place in Garden River, Ontario on Hwy 17.
“A few years ago, I lived in a house with my rather large family which includes our family dog. The property used to have a church on it but it was torn down and the house was put in its place. I heard the bricks from the church were reused in the building of the home. My bedroom was in the basement of the house which at one time was a workshop. My room always felt creepy and I always had a ‘heavy’ feeling in there.

Illustration purposes only
Illustration purposes only

Late one night, after everyone else had already gone to bed, the dog and I made our way down to the bedroom. He usually slept beside me most nights. I was just lying there looking around the room. My eyes were getting heavier and I lazily closed them for a minute or so.

A strange, uneasy feeling came over me and upon opening my eyes I saw something! It was a man! A very, very tall man, as his head almost touched the ceiling. Although he was only visible for a short amount of time, it felt like an eternity. He seemed old and had wrinkles on his face, white curly hair that touched his shoulders, and he was wearing a fancy suit like something you would see on the Titanic movie or something. He appeared to be upset or mad and just glared at me. I felt frozen in place.

Finally, I heard the dog barking as he bolted out the door and ran up the stairs. I felt like screaming but I couldn’t. At last, I managed to run to the light switch turning it on, and then followed the dog up the stairs. I spent the rest of the night sitting on guard watching T.V. with every light on upstairs. I couldn’t have fallen asleep if I wanted to.” – Anonymous

Ask Tammy

Dear Tammy,

I applied for PSW course last year and was accepted. I backed out because of fear. With many years of therapy and programs, I have come a long way. Now I have applied again for September and I really want to do this. I finally was able to enter the work force for two years now and I am 51 years old. I really want to succeed and embrace this chance I have to better myself. Need your thoughts. Thank you. P.S. I really like this guy. Any thoughts as to whether it’s mutual? – S

Tammy’s Psychic Answer:

I am sorry to hear of your struggles, but also want to take this opportunity to congratulate you on continuing to better yourself and more importantly, challenge yourself. I believe we need to push ourselves into areas outside our comfort zone to continue to grow and flourish.
The hardest part is the first step. We all know the negatives which hold us back, but we must focus on the positives that will help pull us forward. Planning for the future, weighing of options, and assessing your own capabilities, all sound great but only if they do not become obsessive in nature.

You are a reliable, hard worker, full of enthusiasm and have a lot to offer. More than you know at this time. The odds may seem like they are against you, but there are advantages to your position. I believe, if you are courageous and determined, victory will be yours paving the way to opportunity and a positive cycle in life.

stonesPlease do not listen to naysayers. It is you who can or cannot reach the goals you set out for yourself, not them. Enjoy every step you take forward, as it is your ‘path of a lifetime’.
P.S. As for the guy you like, I am sorry but I do not think the feelings are mutual. Rest assured though, you are not meant to be alone forever. Have patience. It is time to focus on you and your life. A partner will appear when the time is right.

It may be helpful for YOU to carry the rutilated quartz stone on your body. This is a stone said to help uncover causes of mental issues and hang-ups. It is great to help get you out of a rut, stabilizing emotions and thought patterns. It is said to diminish fears, depression and issues with decision-making. It can also be used to enhance mental and physical stability and to increase one’s self-reliance.

Experience with Divine Intervention

 

I decided to skip a story of a haunting this week as well as a psychic question. I would like to share something a little lighter and much more uplifting. It is still a story that some skeptics may have a hard time believing, and therefore would like to take the opportunity to invite any such skeptics to write to me sharing what they believe may have happened instead. (Please keep in mind, there were no major injuries or head trauma suffered by the young boy in the story.)

Once again, to ensure anonymity, the following story may have names, locations and any identifying information changed for privacy. Although I assure you, the story is in fact based on what the story teller’s believe to be true accounts.

“Years ago when I was a single mother, my son and I had what I believe, was none other than an experience with divine intervention. I know in my heart this could be the only explanation. I had never really been religious, but I did have faith in some sort of higher power. Since this experience my faith is unwavering.

One day while I was driving from Southern Ontario back to where I lived in Northern Ontario with my 6 year old son in the backseat, we had a terrible accident. It was in the evening and beginning to get dark. I had a lot of experience on this highway so I felt very comfortable behind the wheel listening to some music while my son was fast asleep.

cloudEverything happened so quickly. I saw something which I assumed was a deer, run out in front of the car forcing me to hit the brakes and swerve hard to the left. I remember hearing the tires squealing and a lot of crunching and metal grinding type of noises. Then everything went dark.

When I woke up, I was groggy and was trying to make sense out of what had just happened and finally realized we had been in an accident. Thankfully we were wearing our seatbelts because later I found out the car had flipped over and then flipped upright again.

Frantically, I began calling for my son who I could hear crying from the back seat. I knew I had scratches and probably would end up with some bruises but I didn’t think I had anything major wrong, so I unhooked my seatbelt and tried to reach for my boy. I repeatedly told him it was okay and to stay where he was for fear of any movement causing more serious injuries. He slowly began to quieten down and by the time help arrived he was no longer crying. We were rushed to the hospital and miraculously, we were both unscathed other than a few bumps and bruises.

After we were home and settled, I had a family friend come to visit. We sat on the couch talking while my son laid on the floor watching TV. I was telling her in full description about the accident when my 6 year old son interrupted me and said, “No mom, that’s not what happened! Remember the lady?”

I had no idea what he was talking about and tried to shush him so I could continue relaying my story to my friend. He was adamant though and again said with more determination, “NO, the lady who helped us!”

My friend and I stopped, waiting for him to explain what he was talking about as he continued on.

“Don’t you remember the lady in the white dress told us to close our eyes? She was real nice and said it would be over soon and it would be okay.” Then he added, “When the car stopped moving she said “See, I told you it would be ok!” and then she was gone. I guess maybe that’s when you were asleep and that’s why you can’t remember.”

I have no explanation as to who this ‘lady’ was, but I am sure in my heart she must have been an angel or something of the sort and this is the explanation I gave to my son. From that day on, I taught my son how to pray every night before bed expressing gratitude for the protection we were giving that day and to ask for continued love and support. – Kelly-Anne

This is just one person’s story. If you have a story you would like to share, please submit it directly to Tammy Deans’ email, tammy@tammydeans.com. Please be sure to request anonymity if you so choose. I apologize for and regret to say that due to the overwhelming amount of submissions, not everyone will receive an answer and not all stories will be published.

stonesAngelite stone is particularly helpful in connecting one with their angels to provide protection. It is helpful in relieving tension, stress, and anger. Carry one with you and after reading this story, maybe put one in your car too!

 

Seemed Like a Good Home

The weather is bringing more and more people outdoors to get some much needed fresh air and sun after the long winter months.  Although some may feel this past winter was easy-peasy, it still has the power to wreak havoc on someone prone to depression. Imagine bringing a haunted house into the equation too! How would you cope? Could you cope?

Once again, to ensure anonymity, the following story may have names, locations and any identifying information changed for privacy. Although I assure you, the story is in fact based on what the story teller’s believe to be true accounts.

“My wife, our two children, and I moved into a newly built home. The previous owners were the only family to have lived there before us. It wasn’t the type of home where you would expect any paranormal stories to originate from. It was modern, clean, and painted in nice bright colours with many windows throughout. It seemed like a great home to raise a family.

Once settled in, life resumed to some sort of normalcy after the long months previous preparing for the move from western Canada. Things were going very smoothly with the kids in their new school, I, in my new position in a company from which I transferred, and my wife making our home, well a home.

As the winter came upon us and the sun began to decrease each day, I noticed a change in my wife. Her mood seemed to be more down than her usual winter blues. We talked about her medication and the need to find a new doctor to possibly increase the dosage. She agreed and said she would make an appointment.

As time moved on, she became worse. She had virtually no appetite, physically she was exhausted all the time, and she had no interest in taking part in any activities that she usually enjoyed. It was taking a toll on our relationship as she wasn’t able to keep up with the kids or the household chores. Everything seemed to fall on my shoulders.

One night, in the wee hours of the morning, I was awakened by sounds of my wife whimpering and moaning in her sleep. When I was able to arouse her, she said she had a bad dream and didn’t want to talk about it. This scenario seemed to repeat itself almost nightly.

Finally, one night, she appeared to be physically fighting something off of her in her sleep. She was screaming and kicking violently. She again, didn’t want to talk about it. I knew something was wrong but couldn’t put my finger on it.

Late in February, we were having a dinner party with a colleague of mine and his wife when something strange happened.    His wife was quiet and seemed to be in her own little world, then eventually asked my wife how she was feeling lately. She continued to tell us that she was a ‘sensitive’, whatever that was supposed to mean, and she could feel a negative presence in the home.

After some prodding on her part, my wife and I finally began to share how she had changed since the move and of the nightmares she was experiencing. They listened intently and weren’t judgmental of us either. She said she understood why and could hopefully be of help to us.

The following day, my colleague’s wife had come back to our home with another woman who performed what they said to be a ‘cleansing’ of the home. They explained because of my wife’s predisposition to depression especially during the winter months, that she was more vulnerable to be effected by darker energies. My wife and I certainly didn’t know what to believe but figured it couldn’t hurt for them to do the cleansing.

Almost immediately and over the next few days, she began to feel better. Her smile slowly returned and then finally, her laughter. The house seemed even brighter and lighter too. I don’t know what or why it all happened. All I know is that I am grateful for the help. – Roy

Ask Tammy,

Dear Tammy,

Given the economy in Sault Ste Marie and the stagnancy of the city, I am thinking of moving elsewhere. Maybe the London or Strathroy area. Would this be a good move for me? – Stew

Tammy’s Psychic Answer:

I can sympathize with your dilemma as many are thinking along the same lines. I would like to caution you against rushing into any decision at this time. Be open to a unique ideas which can be mixed together to bring about unexpected and exciting results.

You are a very bright and hard worker. I feel slow and steady growth in the field of work/career for you. It’s going to take time to get things to where you want them. For some reason, I am being pushed towards urging you to consider merging different viewpoints to create a superior opportunity for yourself. This can only be done if you take your time and don’t rush.

It may also be helpful to carry the stone, Garnet on your body. This gorgeous stone is particularly used as a career and business stone. It helps to bring out your best side making you more striking to employers, co-workers, and during job interviews. Garnet is great for areas of life where there appears to be stiff competition.

Execution

Once again, to ensure anonymity, the following story may have names, locations and any identifying information changed for privacy. Although I assure you, the story is in fact based on what the story teller believes to be true accounts.

“Obviously it’s been many years since we have had a legal execution here in the Sault, or in Canada as a whole for that matter. Years ago while researching for a college project, I met a gentleman who had a very interesting story.

I remember this gentleman to be a very kind and soft person. He was quite eager to share his story with me as I canvassed the neighbourhood looking for any person who would have been in the neighbourhood when the last of the executions took place at the location across the street.

He lived in a quaint little house facing the old jailhouse on McNabb Street. His one and only love had long since passed and his children had moved on to have families of their own. He had the friendly air of somebody’s grandfather who liked to tell stories of times gone by. He recalled an unforgettable story and I will do my best to relay it as he did for me all those years ago.

old jail on McNabb street
old jail on McNabb street

He set the stage as a day full of debates and anticipation as his wife frantically cleaned the house for the onslaught of strangers expected that upcoming evening. For this was the day a prisoner was being sent to the gallows to hang. And although it was closed to the public, they had great front row seats which everyone wanted.

Not unlike other homeowner’s on the street, they too were benefitting from this dreadful event. In the days leading up to this evening, he had been gathering a pretty fine profit from selling viewing access to the execution from his attic windows. Some merciless onlookers actually paid to sit on the roof top to view the gruesome act! There the spectators anxiously awaited the true life performance. The shared their stories of the days leading up to this occasion.

Everybody crowded in and finally silence took over. All eyes focused on the window across the street at the jailhouse. From these paid seats one could see the condemned man brought into the stairwell where the gibbet was located and then the rope put around his head. The only sound was the heartbeat within the chests of the onlookers as they held their breaths for what was to come.

Then with a blink of the eye, the man dropped out of site. That was it. It was over. Many onlookers gasped, some whimpered, and others chuckled with satisfaction. Several of the witnesses prayed for peace and forgiveness for the soul hanged and for any of his family, friends, and victims he left behind.

Was it worth the price paid to watch? Was it worth the price charged to have strangers watch from your private space? What would you do? Would you watch? Would you cheer the grotesque act on or would you pray silently in waiting?

Some say, even today, the wretched historical act replays itself in the window on some lonely, dark nights.”

Ask Tammy,

Dear Tammy,

When my husband retires will we be able to move to be closer to hopefully at least one son? It would be awesome if they were both in Calgary or at least closer together so we can share in their life and hopefully help with grandchildren someday. – Anonymous

Tammy’s Psychic Answer:

I am happy to say I do see you and your husband relocating closer to family after retirement. As for both sons being together, I think there is a sense of disappointment there. Have no fear though, you will have plenty of opportunities to see both sons and their families. You have a great sense of pride in them and they will continue to make you proud each and every day. Although I did not include your entire email, you did inquire about the amount of grandchildren you will have as well as tackling your battle with depression. I am anticipating four grandbabies whom you will help love, nurture, and spoil greatly. Please try to take care of yourself and find healthy ways to relieve stress and anxiety. Depression is not something to take lightly and one must be active in finding ways to be grateful for each and every blessing in life.

stoneYou may find it beneficial to wear the beautiful Azurite stone. It is said to help release stress and confusion, and also alleviate worry and indecision. It is a stone that prefers to be touched to release its energies, so when wearing Azurite, remember to rub it often. – Tammy

Grandma Visits

The following story is one that many may relate to.  The story may not be personal to you, but most have heard a similar version from somewhere, whether you choose to believe it or not is another story.

Once again, to ensure anonymity, the following story may have names, locations and any identifying information changed for privacy. Although I assure you, the story is in fact based on what the story teller’s believe to be true accounts.

ghost“This experience happened when I was just a kid.  I was only 8 or 9 years old at the time. I was asleep in my bed when something stirred me awake. As I rubbed my eyes something came into focus at the foot of my bed. It was my grandmother.

Grandma Helen looked very peaceful as she stood there. She told me she was proud of me and she would always be with me even if I couldn’t physically see her. She said she loved me and quietly told me to go back to sleep.  I didn’t understand the importance of this visit until the next day.

Getting ready for school the next morning, my mom came into my room and sat down on my bed. She explained to me that while we were asleep, Grandma Helen passed away. I didn’t understand. I sat there listening but couldn’t grasp what she was saying.

Finally, I said, “I don’t understand. I saw her last night.” I then continued to explain the visit only hours before. She listened to me carefully and decided that Grandma Helen must have wanted to say goodbye before she went to heaven.

I know deep in my heart the experience I had was special and genuine, and I am grateful for it every day. I miss my grandmother greatly but believe we will meet again.”

–          Shelley

Ask Tammy,

Dear Tammy,

I have been with my fiancé for six months and I would like to know if we are going to marry?  – Anonymous

Tammy’s Psychic Answer:

Thank you for your question. I do believe emotions are running extremely high in this relationship. I wish to caution you about expressing yourself fully. You may think you are communicating your wants and needs but may actually be coming across a little obsessive and insecure and therefore pushing him further away.

For yourself, I see the need for some deep emotional healing. It may be time to find someone qualified to speak with about this and also other areas of your life. I do not want you to think I am blaming you for the relationship’s instability, rather I believe if some healing were done on your part, you will be able to see and understand the role you play as well as the path you choose to take for your future.

Remembering the expression, “time heals”, this healing will not be quick or easy, although pertinent. The strength of the relationship is not exactly rock solid, but with a LOT of work can be more positive. Learn to love yourself first before sharing that love with someone else.

stonesIt may be helpful for YOU to carry the rose quartz stone on your body. Placing it around your home and beside your bed is also a great idea.  This is a stone of unconditional love. It helps restore trust and harmony in relationships and assists the heart with opening to all levels of love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and an over-all feeling of beautiful peace. I encourage the use of this soft pink stone and also encourage the consideration of professional guidance if you feel the need.

Incident at Hiawatha Park

Most Sault residents are familiar with the location of the following story, Hiawatha Park. It is a beautiful park set in a gorgeous wooded area complete with a waterfall, swimming beach, and a dam. I, myself, have had many experiences in this location as I grew up in the neighbourhood and considered it my ‘stomping grounds’. Not only was this a location I loved personally, but my first real job was in the banquet hall on the property and I also babysat the previous owner’s children who lived there as well.

hiawatha park “I remember one time in particular while riding my bike through the park, I could hear someone talking, more like, whispering in my ear but I couldn’t make out what they were saying. I knew this could not be the case since I was riding the bike pretty fast. I slowed down to look around but could see no one. There were a handful of people in the distance towards the swing set, but their chatter was not what I heard in my ear. My pulse quickened and the hair on the back of my neck stood up. It almost felt like I was being followed as I rode out of the park gates. Once on the other side, I was finally able to calm down and catch my breath.

On another occasion after enjoying an afternoon of swimming in the water, and as I carried my roller skates up the deep set of stairs to the park level, I stopped to have a rest. When I turned around to look at the water below, I saw a woman in a white dress on the sandy beach. I stared at her for what seemed like several minutes.  Although I knew she was female and the white dress was long and blowing in the breeze, I couldn’t make out any other features. I could not see her arms, or her face, and even her hair was bizarre, I couldn’t tell you if she had light or dark hair. Again, I heard the familiar whispering in my ear and the familiar fear began to build within me. I turned and climbed the remaining stairs as fast as I could without so much as a glance back toward the beach.”

Ask Tammy,

Dear Tammy,

I am quite unhappy in my job. Do you have any advice?  – Sarah

Tammy’s Psychic Answer:

Thank you for your question, Sarah, and I am sorry you are so unhappy. I would like to start by saying you are very mind smart and it is essential to challenge yourself or boredom will quickly set in. Being bored brings on irritation with those around you which creates even more stress. Stress can turn to a lack of patience with yourself and others. I am sure you can see where this is going; total unhappiness.

With that being said, I believe a fresh start is calling for you. Not everyone should jump ship, with their job especially, but I think in your case it is not only necessary, it is also time. A fresh start for you would bring optimism and enthusiasm. You have so much to learn and just as much to teach. Unfortunately, your current position does not give you the opportunity in either of these categories.

I caution you on the lack of discipline though. To make this kind of change you must plan, plan, and plan some more.  Is the state of your finances that which can help float you while going through this transition? Do you have anything that is higher on the priority list at this time? Do you have the right qualifications and/or education to make the change? AND what exactly do you want the change to be?

Following your heart with a clear plan on moving forward with this change is something you are being called to do, just don’t rush the process! I know it may seem like forever, but I foresee in about 12 months’ time, you will be sitting in a whole new position and in a completely new field as well.  Good luck to you and I hope this helps.

stonesIt may be helpful for you to carry a pouch with a few different crystals inside, while planning and going through this transition. The first stone I recommend is the Lepidolite, which promotes grounding and focus resulting in speeding up the decision making process. The second stone, Citrine, attracts abundance and success. And last but certainly not least, the Moss Agate which stimulates intuitive thoughts into practical realities, therefore bridging the intellect with the intuitive. The combination of the three together makes them all the more effective.

Strange Encounter

This is an interesting story and I invite anyone who would have information or possibly a similar encounter as the men in this story, to please write in.

Once again, to ensure anonymity, the following story may have names, locations and any identifying information changed for privacy. Although I assure you, the story is in fact based on what the story teller’s believe to be true accounts.

dark-road“A few years back while walking with a friend of mine, we had a strange encounter. It was dark and chilly and very quiet as we walked down the street.

We were walking and talking about pretty much nothing as we were so young and innocent, when I noticed something coming towards us next to the road in a ditch. The only light available was from the moon and a distant street lamp.

I stopped dead in my tracks and asked him what that was! He glanced in that direction and then we both immediately took off and started running as fast as we could. Neither one of us knew what we had just seen but we knew enough to run like heck when our hair stood on end.

It was something like a huge black dog, but yet it wasn’t a dog at all.  It was like a black shadow and a physical dog at the same time. It’s very hard to explain. It was simply as black as black could be. The fur on it seemed long and wiry.

When we started running, it too began to pick up speed, and yet still no sound at all despite his large size. It seemed to move effortlessly. When it reached the street light it just disappeared! Poof! Gone!

Neither one of knew what it was. It was definitely not a regular animal because no dog or animal I know could just disappear like that.” – Harold

Ask Tammy,

Dear Tammy,

Could you please give me a general reading with some guidance?  – Anonymous

Tammy’s Psychic Answer:

tammy-deansThank you for your question. I have a feeling you are feeling crippled by the weight of past hurts and feelings of abandonment. I also feel there has been somewhat of an emotional triangle between you and two others, resulting in being unfairly judged and misunderstood.

Learning from these past experiences is important but dwelling on them is unhealthy. You are embarking on a new beginning here which may take a leap of faith and an open mind. Allow yourself to be open to new experiences in the next few weeks and you won’t be sorry; especially in the love category with summer love and romance on the horizon.

I do believe you have some travel coming up within the next six weeks which will allow time for play and adventure. Enjoy the bright, warm days and please allow your past wounds to heal. I always say, ‘There is no failure in life unless you refuse to learn a lesson and are doomed to repeat it yet again.’

I hope this helps a little. Seems like this summer will be a great one for you! Enjoy – Tammy

stonesAlthough I have already shared this stone in a previous article, I truly believe this may be helpful for you too. Consider carrying the rose quartz stone on your body, placing it around your home and also beside your bed while you sleep.  This is a stone of unconditional love. It helps restore trust and harmony in relationships and assists the heart with opening to all levels of love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and an over-all feeling of beautiful peace. I encourage the use of this soft pink stone and also encourage the consideration of professional guidance if you feel the need.

A Strange Figure in my Room

Once again, to ensure anonymity, the following story may have names, locations and any identifying information changed for privacy. Although I assure you, the story is in fact based on what the story teller’s believe to be true accounts.

ghost“Years ago when I was a young girl, I had an experience which didn’t make any sense until a few years later.  I was lying in bed one night waiting for sleep to envelope me when I saw an older man standing in my room. He was clearly right there in front of me, yet he was transparent, so I knew it could not be an intruder…or at least not a human intruder.

I saw him a handful of times over the next few years. Each time I would see him, I would get this overwhelming feeling of sadness and maybe even a little regret.  Finally, the truth came out about the home’s history. Years before we moved in, a man had committed suicide in my bedroom.

Could this have been the same man? He never spoke nor was he threatening in any way. I can’t be 100% sure of his identity, but I have no other theory to go on either.” – TD

tammy-deansAsk Tammy,

Dear Tammy,

I recently had a dream of walking in a field and finding a dead dog. I knew it was dead because I could smell death or the smell that accompanies the dead. Is this dream warning me of a friend or family? Thanks. – MJ

Tammy’s Psychic Answer:

Thank you for your question. Dreams can be tricky as I believe in the dreamer interpreting the dream themselves. All symbols and signs are ones you should be able to connect with. Therefore, if my explanation doesn’t really help, please feel free to visit with me in person and I will be more than happy to guide you through the process.

I believe this particular dream is bringing notice to a period of slow and steady personal growth. Bringing forth freedom and happiness. In my opinion, you may be getting in your own way. Stop second guessing your instincts and dwelling on the past. These are keeping you stuck in a space you should no longer be.

Thanks again for your question and happy dreaming! – Tammy

stoneAzurite is a wonderful power stone which heightens psychic awareness and intuition helping to open to the intuitive potentials of your dreams. An excellent stone for use with dream work. Place this gorgeous stone by your bed while you sleep allowing it remove psychic blockages.