This Summer I visited the Northeast on my Gypsy Wagon Road Trip. Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared my adventures at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY and my journey in NYC and filming at the Learning Annex. Here’s the last leg of this adventure…
After leaving Manhattan, I headed through Western New York over to the Village of LilyDale, which is near Niagara Falls. My good friend Elizabeth Harper and I were scheduled to teach about Auras, Chakras and Energy Bodies here at LilyDale and we were excited to be part of LilyDale’s Summer Teaching Program.
Established in 1879, Lily Dale has been the world’s largest center for the practice of the Spiritualist religion. For 132 years, Lily Dale has offered a summer program of lectures, workshops and other activities featuring best-selling authors, leaders in academic and scientific research into psychic phenomena, as well as the world’s most powerful mediums, teachers and healers.
Located in upstate New York, this serene 19th century lakeside community is very charming, surrounded by a towering, old-growth forest and filled with cottages throughout the village.
I enjoyed teaching at LilyDale and we had a wonderful group of people there at the event. As Elizabeth and I were setting up for our workshop, we both commented on how we could feel the spirits in the area present and how they were “waiting”, ready to speak to any medium who wished to communicate with them. I acknowledged their presence but explained that I was here to speak to the workshop participants about their personal auras and not to engage in mediumship at this event.
About 30 minutes into the workshop, I noticed a man in spirit form appear in front of me while I was speaking to the group. As Elizabeth began to speak and share the next segment of information about our workshop, the man continued to stand in front of me, giving me a stern look with his arms folded in front of him. I realized that he wasn’t going to go away until I acknowledged him, so I looked up at him and met his gaze. Once he had my attention, he said, “State your business here” and I understood that he was a guardian of some capacity here at LilyDale. His clothes and hairstyle reflected a time around the 1930′s I would say and the feeling that I had is that he has been here a long time and is involved in the communications between the spirits and the mediums in many events at LilyDale.
After communicating with him at that moment, he disappeared and I went back to teaching the workshop. Once the event was over, we were packing up the Gypsy Wagon to head over to Pittsburgh to teach there the next day.
As I sat in the driver’s seat of the car, preparing to leave LilyDale that evening, a light rain began to fall. Looking up, I noticed a man standing outside my car window. Thinking it was the wonderful gentleman who had helped with all of the arrangements that evening, I lowered my window to thank him again for all that he had done. As I lowered my window, I saw it was not this man, but rather the man in spirit again, who wanted me to know that he was still here and watching over everything in the Village. He was still as stern as ever and took his job very seriously.
I have no doubt that should I return to LilyDale for another event, that he will be there to speak with me again.
During my road trip, I made my first visit to Pittsburgh, PA where I taught about the Seven Healing Techniques used in the Ancient Mystery Schools. I met the most beautiful souls in Pittsburgh, and we had a wonderful time together as we explored the ancient wisdom teachings and worked with a variety of energy healing tools and techniques including spending time in my copper pyramid.
I stayed in downtown Pittsburgh on the river and we were there on July 4th. This gave us a fantastic view of the fireworks display over the river. I really enjoyed seeing the beautiful architecture in Pittsburgh, so much detail was put into every building. It made me ache to see this again in our construction, why don’t we make beautiful architectural buildings like these today?