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On hosting the Beyond the Veil Summit

The magic inherent in human existence has never been more palpable for me, as a result of hosting a series of profound interviews for the Beyond the Veil Summit, which airs online (free) October 26-30, 2020 on The Shift Network. I went in thinking I knew a thing or two about the nature of the “veil” between the worlds, so imagine my delighted surprise to discover that my years of exploration only scratched the surface.

I spent weeks conducting these interviews and, now that they’re in the rearview mirror, my ability to dance with one foot in both worlds has grown exponentially. Like the flow of a river eroding rocks along its way, expanding its shores, the flow of powerful information broadened my perspective. 

Imagine what it will be like for you to listen to them in the space of one week, at the time of the year when the Veil between the worlds is thinnest

You’ll hear familiar voices and new ones, too. Grandaddy of NDE research Dr. Raymond Moody graces us with his shiny presence, as do experts in the field of NDEs and Mediumship like Eben Alexander M.D. and Suzanne Giesemann

I also talked to Elizabeth Anne Hill, whose relationship with her deceased twin sister continues beyond death, carrying her on an amazing journey through life trusting her needs will be met. Carrie Paris, creator of the Relative Tarot, talked about working with oracles to connect with our ancestors and guides. Rob Schwartz and Linda Backman spoke about the planning sessions we participate in between incarnations.

Many beloved Shift faculty members also shared their stories. Sandra Ingerman, Robert Moss, Michael Stone and don Oscar Miro-Quesada have all experienced NDEs, and Mona Delfino and Matthew Fox shared wisdom about soul contracts and the physics of angels. 

The list goes on, with each interviewee adding their own magnificent story. And, although almost three dozen people shared unique perspectives on a vast and ineffable concept, the takeaway can be boiled down to three inspiring points:

  1. You are never alone, no matter how strongly you feel to the contrary;
  2. Love is literally all there is, no matter how vividly the world is demonstrating otherwise;
  3. Every little thing is gonna be alright, due to the absolute Truth of points 1 and 2.

Yes, we’ve heard these platitudes before, and it can be hard to believe they’re more than just pretty words. But if you listen to these people, and hear their evidence, you’ll see there’s no truer way to look at life.

Before the interviews began, even though I’m fairly well-adjusted, I felt alone and abandoned by the Big U. I thought, because I’d never heard anyone else say the things I know to be True, I must be wrong and maybe a little bit crazy. I felt despair at the chaos swirling around us, presenting us daily with some new fresh hell.

Now, I feel connected and peaceful. My anxiety levels have dropped. And I know, for the first time in my life, that I am not alone and I am love.

This. Is. Massive.

My wish is for you to feel the same. Listen to these life-changing conversations by registering here. They’re free for an entire week. The only cost is if you choose to purchase the collection for future listening.

See you on the “other side.”

P.S. During this groundbreaking 5-day event with over 30 incredible speakers, you’ll discover:

  • The awakening that’s now emerging from the scientific study of consciousness
  • How guides, angels, and our loved ones from the other side are ready and eager to help us heal
  • Ways to connect to the other side through a healing meditation
  • The profound benefits of a shared-death experience (SDE) with a loved one 
  • How to communicate with deceased loved ones and help others make those connections… for healing, closure, and a life filled with more joy and peace
  • Ways that mediumship opens you to your higher self and raises your vibration to experience your true nature as love
  • A clear pathway to de-mystifying death and taking away the stigma and fear around it
  • Support to enter the beauty and pathos of active grieving
  • How artists can encounter an entire support system for their work on the other side of the veil
  • The contemporary science backing startling discoveries that support the existence of angelic beings
  • That insights drawn from NDEs can help you break through fears and past trauma
  • And many more beautiful discoveries…

RSVP here for the Beyond the Veil Summit — at no charge.


Lisa Bonnice is an award-winning, best-selling author. Her current passion-project is a series of metaphysical comedy novels. The first is entitled The Poppet Master (previously published as Be Careful What You Witch For!, now revamped and with a new ending). The Poppet Master is a modern-day fairy tale about Lola Garnett, a bored housewife and office drone who wakes up with unexpected psychic abilities, and no instruction manual, and Twink, the reluctant, sarcastic faery assigned to assist and educate her. The Poppet Master is available wherever books are sold. Its sequel is in the works.

Lisa is also writing The Maxwell Curse, a fictionalized version of a story she found in her own ancestral lineage about a witch trial, a generational curse, and massive mine explosion, all of which left ripples of destruction in their wake, devastating one family’s tree.

http://www.lisabonnice.com

Mind Yourself: Communicating with the Ancestors — Carrie Paris and the Relative Tarot

Lisa’s interview with Carrie Paris is now online!

Sometimes the Big U hands you a surprise, and Carrie Paris was one of those! I’ve hosted the Ancestral Healing Summit for The Shift Network for two years and have been searching, all that time, for a divinitory tool to communicate with my own ancestors. While the people I’ve interviewed offered a plethora of ways to do so, my own preferred method is through oracle cards, but I was darned if I could find a deck that suited me.

Divine Timing must have been playing a role because, lo and behold, after this year’s summit interviews were completed, I happened upon Carrie Paris and her incredible Relative Tarot/Spirit Oracle boxed set. I told her how much I love them, how they truly speak to me like nothing else I’ve ever used, and I simply had to interview her.

So, in this episode of Mind Yourself, Carrie and I discuss communicating with our ancestors with the use of these truly magical cards. If you’re into ancestral healing, at all, you owe it to yourself to watch this interview.

The Relative Tarot is a traditional 78-card tarot deck (with extra cards). It also comes with an 80-card Spirit Oracle for ancestral communication and 60 page instructional booklet. Both decks come nested in a sturdy magnetic flip box. These cards are lux, yet easy to shuffle and edged with a dark tea stain. For a full glimpse of each card, check out the video walk-throughs from some of Carrie’s favorite YouTube channels. You can find them, and order the decks, at http://www.carrieparis.com

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Lisa Bonnice is an award-winning, best-selling author. Her current passion-project is a series of metaphysical comedy novels. The first is entitled The Poppet Master (previously published as Be Careful What You Witch For!, now revamped and with a new ending). The Poppet Master is a modern-day fairy tale about Lola Garnett, a bored housewife and office drone who wakes up with unexpected psychic abilities, and no instruction manual, and Twink, the reluctant, sarcastic faery assigned to assist and educate her. The Poppet Master is available wherever books are sold. Its sequel is in the works.

Lisa is also writing The Maxwell Curse, a fictionalized version of a story she found in her own ancestral lineage about a witch trial, a generational curse, and massive mine explosion, all of which left ripples of destruction in their wake, devastating one family’s tree.

http://www.lisabonnice.com

 

Ancestral messages delivered via involuntary altered states

This is what the sky looked like in Scotland much of the time we were there. It was windy, rainy and cold—not a good combination for an oncoming head/chest cold.

Almost immediately upon arriving in Scotland to begin the hunt for my ancestors, I caught a cold. Between adverse conditions and taking whatever cold/flu meds I could find in a country where I didn’t recognize the brands (no Nyquil or Sudafed*), my head was in an altered state for this journey.

My first reaction was panic, and then rage. I had been saving and planning for this trip for years and now it was about to be ruined. I had a schedule to keep, ancestral sites to visit and research to be done. Ain’t nobody got time for that. On top of that, the weather felt frosty, in spite of it being June, and I just couldn’t get warm.

I live in Arizona and, at home, summer means temps over 110 degrees. It was unseasonably cold in Scotland—the highs during most of our visit were only in the 50s, with thick clouds overhead, lots of rain and frigid winds. We were camping on the coast in a little town called Saltcoats, so the wind was gusting off the Firth of Clyde, adding a biting chill to the air.

I packed for the kind of summer I remembered from growing up in Indiana, where the average summer temp would be around 70, expecting that to be our experience in Scotland. But even the heavy sweatshirt I bought in London to wear under my jean jacket, once I realized I had underpacked, wasn’t enough to keep me warm.

This tiny bunk is where I slept and shivered with fever during our trip. I had a stock of nasal spray, tissues, ibuprofen and plenty of liquids tucked away in a corner near my head, along with a copy of Michael Caine’s book, Blowing the Bloody Doors Off, which I picked up at Tesco, in London.

As my teeth chattered from the fever, lying in my bunk in our camper, I was terrified. What if this gets worse? What if this goes from being an annoying cold to a full blown sickness, the kind that one needs to see a doctor or die? It can happen. I’ve been that sick in the past and I know what it feels like. This felt like it could turn into that.

Where was the nearest hospital? Where could I find a doctor if I needed one? What if that happened while I was a stranger in a strange land, stuck in a camper that had come to feel like a prison?

After all, we couldn’t drive it anywhere. Not only had Jeff accidentally put unleaded gas in the diesel tank (long story, but suffice to say in the UK, the unleaded pump is green, like diesel is in the States, and the nozzle fit in the tank, also unlike in the States where they’re different sizes) and we couldn’t drive it until we had it drained and refilled. And even if that weren’t a situation, he was still learning to drive on the “wrong” side of the very narrow roads and needed me as a co-pilot, and I was thoroughly unable to do that. We were immobile.

This is the view of Saltcoats from the bridge over the ScotRail train track, between the campground and the beach. Our camper is on the right and to get to any of the stores, which are mostly on the left side of the photo, is about a one mile walk. Surprisingly, being so close to the track wasn’t an issue. The trains were whisper silent.

The town itself was about a mile away from the campground so if we needed anything, we had to walk. I was in no condition to do so. Jeff would have to walk by himself and be gone for a long time, leaving me alone. So yeah, I was scared. Feverish and scared.

While I lay there shivering and half out of it, I received my first message, this one from my great-grandmother Helen: this is what it felt like for them, to get sick. Any illness was potentially deadly. And it was cold in their houses, up there in Scotland, in the days before electricity. This inability to stay warm was part of being sick for them.

Helen had 10 children, and only four lived. She knew the gut-wrenching terror that a fever could cause. She watched her babies die and then died, herself, at the young age of 38. Early death was a reality for them.

In modern times, if we’re privileged enough, we can pop a pill or go to the health food store for bone broth and echinacea tea (which I couldn’t find locally, either). Maybe we visit the local Urgent Care center, or even the Emergency Room, but at least we have these luxuries (those of us who can afford them, that is).

I also heard, loud and clear, that there was a reason I was sick. I had intended, planned and requested my ancestors’ help for a specific type of trip. I wasn’t just in Scotland to sight-see, I was there to walk in their footsteps, to pick up as many psychic impressions as I could and that couldn’t be done without being in a slightly altered state. I wasn’t so out of it that I was tripping, just enough to tilt my reality and allow for information to enter that would have otherwise been blocked by my rational mind.

See that brick building way in the distance? That was the bathroom/shower building. That’s how far I had to walk, in my weakened condition, to use the facilities because we were not using the camper toilet/shower. If I wasn’t sick, I might have grumbled occasionally about the long walk, but I was sick, so it became an issue. I realized, though, that this was part of it. My ancestors didn’t have indoor plumbing. They would have to walk to the community privy. Yes, even when they were sick.

Add to the illness the appearance of dark, cold and stormy weather, which was weirdly frightening. Also, we were so far north, and so close to the summer solstice, that the days were 17 hours long. That’s a lot of daylight for someone not used to it. Even though it was mostly cloudy, it was light when I went to sleep and when I woke up. I was definitely outside of my comfort zone and very open to feeling the echoes of the ghosts of the past, throughout the rest of the trip.

Fortunately, a few days after we got to Scotland, my brother Mike flew in from the States to meet us and hang out for a week (staying at a local B&B, with a rental car), and he’s a seasoned enough traveler to have brought Sudafed and Nyquil with him. He gave good advice on traveling while sick, and kept me well supplied and able to push through while feeling like crap.

Thank God, I didn’t end up getting desperately ill, but I did stay sick the rest of the time. I ended up going to my doctor a week after getting home, as I had developed a sinus infection. But I’m on the mend now and finally able to sit down and write a blog. I’ll be sharing more, in upcoming days, about the continuing series of synchronicities and messages I received from my ancestors.

(* I did eventually find Sudafed at a Boots pharmacy, once we were in Glasgow, but I couldn’t find it in Saltcoats.)

Also, here’s you another dug (dog, in Scottish)— this one was always tied up to a camper between ours and the bathroom:

That was one ferocious beast, barking its head off every time I’d walk past.


Lisa Bonnice is an award-winning, best-selling author. Her current passion-project is a series of metaphysical comedy novels. The first is entitled The Poppet Master (previously published as Be Careful What You Witch For!, now revamped and with a new ending). The Poppet Master is a modern-day fairy tale about Lola Garnett, a bored housewife and office drone who wakes up with unexpected psychic abilities, and no instruction manual, and Twink, the reluctant, sarcastic faery assigned to assist and educate her. The Poppet Master will be available in summer 2019. Its sequel is in the works.

Lisa is also writing The Maxwell Curse, a fictionalized version of a story she found in her own ancestral lineage about a witch trial, a generational curse, and massive mine explosion, all of which left ripples of destruction in their wake, devastating one family’s tree.

http://www.lisabonnice.com

Mediumship: Connecting to our loved ones on the other side

61196_148508758524798_100000970241137_228152_2116644_nI took another class at Vision Quest recently, this one on Mediumship. I know a lot of people who say that they have communication with their loved ones on the other side of the veil and I believe that I have experienced the same. But I wanted to take this class to see if I was right.


Similar to my questions when taking the class on Spirit Guides and Angels, I wasn’t sure if the voices I think I’m hearing or the messages I think I’m getting are just my imagination or the real thing. There are times when I very strongly feel a specific loved one’s presence, especially if I’m using my pendulum. I can feel him in the room, hear his voice and see his smile.

John_Beattie_Eugene_Rochas_seanceBut is it real?

The class was taught by Apollo, a metaphysician who teaches lots and lots of classes at VQ. He addressed this question, right off the bat–it’s apparently a common one.

Apollo’s advice was (I’m paraphrasing) if you fear that you’re making it up, go ahead and make it up. Pretend to  have a conversation. Just do it. As you practice, and allow yourself to be open to contact, the stream of information will become stronger and eventually you will feel the difference. You’ll know when you’ve connected.

He led the class in some automatic writing exercises, which were very effective. I felt the same way as I feel when I’m connecting with my favorite “ghost” at home, so it felt validating.

And then, my mind was blown.Crystall-ball

After the exercises, Apollo asked each of us for the name of the person we connected with, and he opened himself up to messages. When it was my turn, he tapped right in. Even he seemed surprised by how strong the connection was. I could see his aura growing large and bright and, as he spoke, his energy body began to actually look like my loved one.

It.

Was.

Amazeballs.

Unfortunately, he was interrupted by someone in the class who decided that this would be a good time to ask a mediumshipquestion, so the connection was temporarily broken. He did manage to tap back in, but the visual sensation was lost.

I was pretty bummed out by the interruption, but, bare minimum, I got what I came for: validation. It’s hard, when you grow up in a skeptical world, to not think you’re crazy when this kind of stuff happens. I’m even mildly uncomfortable writing about it here on my blog, because I don’t want certain family/friends to read it and think I’m nuts.

But I know what I know. I’ve spent my whole life psychically connected and pretending around certain people that I’m not, for fear of being made fun of. No more. The classes I’m taking at Vision Quest are really helping me to come out of the broom closet.

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Apollo teaches regularly at Vision Quest, at 3114 E. Indian School Road, in Phoenix, AZ. Here is a link to their class schedule.


Lisa Bonnice is the author of five books, including Shape Shifting–reclaiming YOUR perfect body (with a foreword by Neale Donald Walsch) and the comedy novel, Be Careful What You Witch For!